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Member since 02 Nov 2006
Member from Linwood
benny, I find that ignoring them is the best way to stay calm. they say the same things over and over and one in particular uses our forum as a means to relay propaganda.Seldom does the C&P get acknowledged when verbal diarrhea is flowing. There seems to be no rules in that Dept. Give no cause for an arguement and leave the Labour party to revel in it's own voice. It has nothing else, just now.
Member since 29 Feb 2008
Member from Christchurch CBD
getting back to CH CH Rebuild
Me local historic art gallery has had the back wall and roof collapsed , and all fenced off now for 21 months
not a bloody thing been done !! Lots of "Gunna do this" and "Gunna do that" , but sweet damn all has been done !!
same as me next door neighbours house , a whole lot a hot air , smoke ' n' mirrors an subterfuge , with no intention of paying out !!!
I reckon the thieves Are hoping the young'ns will get so pissed off they'll just up and leave , and the oldies who are left , will just die off
Member since 09 May 2008
Member from Palmerston North
Cant begin to imagine how hard it must be for some people suffering through another cold winter in CH CH with inadequate housing etc etc.
Those unaffected never really fully know how hard it must be.
Seems like many are given false hope and that's the cruelest thing of all.
Suggest to them to get Fair Go in on it. Don't we have an Ombudsman to listen to complaints. They need to go public. Poor beggars. I have seen that house and the wall has completely come down.
Member since 23 Nov 2009
Member from Stratford
How terrible for them. Is it the insurance companies that are causing these problems? I saw Bill English fears the most recent quake has set the insurance industry's knees knocking again and he said they're understandably reluctant to insuring property when the risks are still so high.
What a mess. I don't know anyone who could have said this would happen after a major quake. We all looked at the pictures, read the stories, and heard people who'd been there talking about the Napier earthquake. My own father was one of those. He talked of the quake itself, the destruction, the deaths, the fear, the heroism and, then, I dunno, it seemed like the rebuild began and lovely Art Deco Napier was created. I don't suppose it was quite like that but I never imagined for a moment that the people of Christchurch would still be struggling to even get started. That there'd be anyone who still had no toilet for pities' sake. That people would be living in houses, with winter almost upon them, in homes with a wall missing.
Member since 31 Jan 2007
Member from Mosgiel
The R.S.A. would be very pleased to accommodate you and relieve you of a few coins. Don't forget the pokies.
#3977 In reply.
And 50000 people want millions spent on a church when they could worship as good or better in a barn. Jimmy Anderton sounds as though he is wanting to get a leg in on the next Mayoral campaign as he has once more surfaced . Why do I think this ? He is a roaming Catholic, has things changed that much since I was a kid.
Member since 05 May 2008
The majority of people in our vibrant city would prefer that emblem of Christian evil be left as a pile of rubble. Jesus christ, the leader of the misguided was the first in a long line of child molesters and witch burners and yet we have idiots who still gather in little groups to wave their arms and praise him.. The era of enlightenment is still a long way off.
Member since 29 Jun 2006
Member from Shirley
"the thirsty dont care wot the oasis looks like 'slong as the taps work and the barmaid's good lookin !"
There's a thought Ocker - bung lots of palm trees around the thing,to hide it!
I think trolls are best ignored,they seem to multiply when given any attention...
"Me local historic art gallery has had the back wall and roof collapsed , and all fenced off now for 21 months
not a bloody thing been done !! Lots of "Gunna do this" and "Gunna do that" , but sweet damn all has been done !!I reckon the thieves Are hoping the young'ns will get so pissed off they'll just up and leave , and the oldies who are left , will just die off "
I think you may be right there Ocker,plenty of talk & not a lot of action.
And yes,insurance firms are now understandably reluctant to insure.
However...they weren't in the least reluctant to accept people's money for insurance,for decade upon decade. Dare we ask what they could possibly have done with all those funds,might they have become profits? Flash refurbishing of premises? Swanky advertising? New cars for executives?
You can ask. Good luck getting an answer that bears any resemblance to truth.
Mind you, there've been so many disasters around the world and insurance companies are international, one props up the others, so we all end up paying for everything anyway.
I still think NZ needs to look at an ACC-type property insurance scheme, State run of course, as State Insurance once was, back in the day before it was privatized, because I don't think after Christchurch very many of us or our small businesses will be able to afford the international, cost+profit premiums any more. And, without insurance, who's going to be able to build new buildings or repair damaged older ones? We won't be able to get finance. Councils are up against it to for repairs and improvements to their infrastructure - insurance is costing them their arms and legs and making such developments far too costly for ratepayers to carry.
Member since 20 Apr 2008
The insurance companies say that they wont do much until the last earthquake , and it has been a year since we have one.......tell me do they do that to the rest of NZ that have earthquakes and a lot are quite big ones..
SO WHY ARE WE BEING PICKED ON, HOW DO WE KNOW WHEN IT IS GOING TO BE THE LAST EARTHQUAKE............
tHEY SAY THAT FLETCHERS ARE GOING TO FIX YOUR HOME IF ITS NOT SO BAD 1ST, HOW DO WE KNOW HOW LONG THATS GOING TO TAKE.....
They are very good with the talk, but with anything else, no-one seems to know anything at all, and they are pretty slow at telling people...you just cant complain about the help as there isnt any...
Had letter from the Bodycorp lawyer. It seems our home damage claims have been processed and he "thinks' sent to Fletchers Managed Repair Programme. Although our insurance is on one title We own our homes and we want to be incharge of own repairs, or at least know what they are allowing to have done. We all have some different damage to each other. Lawyer has written again to find out some answers.
After hearing of the drastic changes to Fletchers original assessments I am not expecting much.
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