- May 29, 2017 at 5:34 pm #1621875
rob023MemberMember since: October 7, 2011
Winston hits a new level of economic stupidity.
Trustees had been considering a Government offer to restore the cathedral, which involved most of the $104m cost being funded by the Anglican Church’s $42m insurance payout, a $10m government grant and $15m loan, and $15m from the Great Christchurch Buildings Trust.
Peters said the Government’s offer was not nearly enough.
“There’s some economic debate, but the tax take from the Christchurch rebuild sits between $7 billion and $11 billion. A bonanza from your catastrophe. Don’t you think you should get some of it back?”
“Here’s one project that just needs a tiny ounce of that quake gold.”
This is a new level of stupid for Peters. He thinks an earthquake is an economic bonanza. Yes there is a boost from reconstruction but that is far smaller than the costs of the damage, the opportunity cost and the taxpayer contribution.
If Peters was right that an earthquake leads to an economic bonanza for the Government, then what we need is more of them clearly. An earthquake every year and we’ll all be rich.
“That contribution would rule out asking Christchurch and the rest of New Zealand to fill the donation buckets.”
More economic literacy. He seems to think Government expenditure doesn’t come from NZ taxpayers. Peters is in fact demanding people in the provinces up and down New Zealand fund his election bribe to Christchurch.
I had high hopes for Peters in this election but after stupidity like this, he’s shown he’s not fit to run the country. He’s just lost my vote.June 19, 2017 at 11:26 pm #1626224
We have just registered and joined The Christchurch City Councils “Backyard Mistletoe Project” We are planting mistletoe seeds to attract bellbirds to our gardens.We support bio-diversity by planting mistletoe to attract other native birds and insects.
Peoples Republic Of ChristchurchJune 20, 2017 at 9:22 am #1626246
Thought Mistletoe is a banned plant. There was one in the front garden over in Innes road. It had nothing going for it as far as looks go. This is cat country and in my opinion native birds won’t have a chance. Only sparrows and gulls. It would not be fair to bring native birds to Christchurch. Maybe a cat ban would not go amiss.June 20, 2017 at 9:37 am #1626250
Vicki Buck circulated this project on Facebook and we are off to get our seeds from The Christchurch Botanic Gardens on Friday morning.Its a citizens science project aimed at boosting biodiversity by bringing the native green mistletoe (pirita llstylus micranthus) back to urban Christchurch.Mistletoe likes trees and bushes we have in our village like Kowhai Flowering Cherry. There is also to be a Community Planting Day in public reserves around The Styx River on June 25th starting at The Red Barn Styx Reserve 303 Radcliffe Road. 10am.
Peoples Republic Of ChristchurchJune 20, 2017 at 10:04 am #1626255
Have you photo of this native mistletoe, Dr.L. Does it stay green. The one I saw was a dead looking spindly grey with a kind of fluff dangling. Do they need any special care?June 20, 2017 at 10:12 am #1626258
I have not got my head around how so much was destroyed in the central city because of the ground it was built on. Whole hectares of suburban land and homes were destroyed and will never be built on again. What saved the central city from the same fate. Is sturdier building laws a guarantee against earthquake destruction in the central city where lives were lost?June 20, 2017 at 10:52 am #1626267
Joybel, Sorry, I haven,t mastered putting photos on. I have learned more about native mistletoes in last five minutes from DOC Website. There are nine varieties.Ours is the small leaved one. Cannot yet confirm whether deciduous. Cheers 😀
Peoples Republic Of ChristchurchJune 20, 2017 at 1:51 pm #1626331
kaiMemberMember since: January 4, 2008
Not sure if this is what you ones are looking for ????native mistletoe But got it off chch Bio site .
Best I can do atmlol Back tonight !!!
Cheers From Kai
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Kai, Many thanks. Thats the red mistletoe. 😀 😀
Peoples Republic Of ChristchurchJune 20, 2017 at 3:09 pm #1626365
Is that the same one to kiss under at Christmas. They looked white to me. Never thought there may be varieties. The one Kai has shown is pretty in flower. Still believe cats will have to brought under control and rats and ferrets.
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