Christchurch City Council offices

October 15th, 2007 at 5:02 am by David Farrar

Dean Knight blogs his disapproval of the decision of Christchurch City Council to lease new premises, a couple of days before the election.  Dean is a lawyer and covers the legal angle well.

I agree that they should not have voted on an issue like this so close to the election. In fact they voted after most people had voted, which makes it worse.

I wonder if a solution is to dissolve Councils once nominations for the elections close?

I mean the country survives very well with no Parliament for a couple of months.  I am sure a city can survive being in caretaker mode for six weeks or so.

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17 Responses to “Christchurch City Council offices”

  1. Mike Readman (358 comments) says:

    “In fact they voted after most people had voted, which makes it worse.”

    Don’t you mean makes it better? That way the councillors have less chance of losing. As long as they win, they can do whatever they want. It’s a “win-win” as Garry Moore said.

    “I wonder if a solution is to dissolve Councils once nominations for the elections close?”

    That’s what I think.

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  2. dad4justice (7,791 comments) says:

    The classic liberal cop out just before he is forced from his position , Gary Moore a dreamworld utopian liarbour communist and a rortmaster who thought it best in his twilight zone to approve a lavish new council building that the city does not need . I hope they move the family living under the brif=dge before they move in ? Add this demented sods actions with the fact that anus burger Tim Barnett wanted Bob to be his deputy if he ran for election then some can fairly surmise that the actions of liarbour communists has been rejected by the majority of sane Cantabs . I hope Tiny Milne does not fire anymore malicious comments in the direction of our new mayors beautiful wife . Funny chap that Milne , acts like a nasty cockroach with a chip on his shoulder .

    [Richard (moderator): The term a**s burger is highly inflammatory and disorderly. 35 demerit points for that comment]

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  3. Peak Oil Conspiracy (2,948 comments) says:

    D4J:

    Tim Barnett is no friend of mine – but I don’t think calling him an “anus burger” is called for. Care to reconsider?

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  4. dad4justice (7,791 comments) says:

    Sorry Peak slip of the old keys .
    One question , do you find it appropriate that a Charmian Of Select Committee ( Care of Children Bill ) Tim Barnett , should laugh at my sad and true submission requesting change and assistance ?

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  5. Peak Oil Conspiracy (2,948 comments) says:

    D4J:

    I don’t want to take this thread off-topic by dealing with that. Let’s just say that I wasn’t there – so I can’t comment on the specific incident or my perception of it.

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  6. dad4justice (7,791 comments) says:

    If Tim B does not like what I say Peak , then he can take the appropriate action against me if I offend him . Like all his imbecile weak and swallow Labour colleagues they all read this blog ?

    I do believe my actions on here will see litigation opinionated by some of the Labour snakes before the election ?

    Please bring it on .

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  7. vto (1,128 comments) says:

    back on topic;

    good to see some decision making rather than both dillying and dallying.

    bad way to make the decision just as moore is turning out the lights and closing his door. bad legacy.

    bad decision. Sure it will be a great building, but sheesh why dont the council simply go out to a fringe location. there is no need for a stupendously expensive building to house bureaucrats.

    Interesting though isn’t it – through history the larger and more impressive buildings in any given society are always done by those with the power e.g. churches in the past, business and skyscrapers, castles for the military etc. Today they are all done by governments!! I am sure you folk in wellington see that too.

    Grandiose buildlings reflect where the power in society lies.

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  8. Pascal (2,015 comments) says:

    vto: Grandiose buildlings reflect where the power in society lies

    And sadly those who focus on function, rather than form are so often ignored.

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  9. dad4justice (7,791 comments) says:

    “Grandiose buildlings reflect where the power in society lies.”

    Yes vto the Nazi’s were the classic example. If anybody can – Wellington can .

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  10. Pascal (2,015 comments) says:

    Why are they the classic example, D4J? What about the Romans, the American Senate, the Catholic Church, most Shogunates, the Ming Dynasty, Westminister to name but a few?

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  11. dad4justice (7,791 comments) says:

    sorry pascal – you have already given me 20 hermit points today and I will never read or answer any question you ever put to me .

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  12. Pascal (2,015 comments) says:

    That’s okay D4J. My only intent was to highlight your rather blatant and purile Wellington / Labour = Nazi comparison. Enjoy the whitebait run you supposedly went on an hour ago …

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  13. dad4justice (7,791 comments) says:

    Didn’t I tell you I live under a bridge my friend and the bait is always going over the spotters and you can always sell it to the Council workers and judges like eating it . Got 12 pound yesterday , fresh , yum , yum .

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  14. Pascal (2,015 comments) says:

    Wait! I thought you said you were never going to read or answer any question I ever put to you!

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  15. vto (1,128 comments) says:

    have you got your lappy down by the river d4j?

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  16. PaulL (5,874 comments) says:

    “sorry pascal – you have already given me 20 hermit points today and I will never read or answer any question you ever put to me”

    Personal responsibility D4J. Pascal didn’t make you type what you did.

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  17. sean (396 comments) says:

    “I thought you said you were never going to read or answer any question I ever put to you!” – Pascal

    and

    “Personal responsibility D4J. Pascal didn’t make you type what you did.” – PaulL

    Oh for goodness sake! Don’t take everything so literally. I’m sure there was a bit of tongue in cheek from d4j.

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