Fri, 06 Jul 2012 6:11p.m.
Just as Christchurch is getting back on its feet, the Australian government has put the boot in – comparing the ‘Garden City’ to Iran, Rwanda, and East Timor.
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10/07/2012 5:23:10 p.m.
Rocco Di Cesare wrote:
I am an AUstralian Citizen living in CC and still find it a fantastic and vibrant city Chock full of sfety measeures everywhere and the most courteous drivers, by far over Aus drivers. Old fashioned courtesy can befound on every street corner. The People of Christchurch are Beautiful and friendly! These are traits Australians in the bigger cities could use to remember!
Christchurch has had it's share of dificulties but the people have proven strong and risen above the challenges!
Australian government needs to return to CC for anothere look because it is downright unfair to place a label on something they havent taken to practice in their own cities.
I feel much safer in NZ cities than I ever did in AUS cities!!! All of them!!! Who has a higher crime rate??? Which Country has the higher cost of living?
Shame on you Canberra!
7/07/2012 12:33:29 p.m.
I would have thought Wellington to be ahead of Christchurch on the Aussie "dangerous places" list. After all the Wellington City Council and other agencies have been scaremongering about the danger of buildings falling down in the event of an earthquake and red stickering them. Most of Cuba Mall is a danger to human traffic and yet it is still open. At least on Christchurch, those buildings likely to fall over have already done so.
6/07/2012 6:42:51 p.m.
And wheres our tourism minister in all this. His silence is deafening
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