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They turned out in their thousands today to protest against the current leadership of the Christchurch City Council.
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2/02/2012 1:38:00 p.m.
Julie C wrote:
Will someone on Campbell Live please establish in detail exactly what Tony Marryatt does to earn the amount he is paid.
I am certain that the people of Christchurch have no idea and would not miss him if he was to be REMOVED!
I imagine that the average so called worker in Christchurch could shuffle papers and warm a seat for far less than Marryatt. Go for it Christchurch you don't need parasites.
2/02/2012 10:23:56 a.m.
Sod their salaries,What I am peeved off about is the water supply,where we are told to grow our own veges too keep our costs down,then the council says that they will fine people who use a sprinkler system,or hand held hose.My question is,before the earthquakes we had thousands of more homes,now since the earthquakes we have lost thousands of homes,so where has all that water gone?also we dont have a bath nor a spa pool nor a swimming pool so we have to go without because those who do have swimming pools etc, we have to do away with our gardens.So much Christchurch being named garden city,should be renamed rich councilors broken city.
2/02/2012 8:33:59 a.m.
I would have to say that bob parker is very wrong in sayingthat he will be staying on for the full 18 months. because the people of canterbury have the say in which who is voted in or out not bob parker, who does bob parker think he is god don't think so, the people of canterbury have made there feelings heard about Tony Marryatt and bob parker
2/02/2012 7:48:09 a.m.
What do you know? A protest where the media was outnumbered.Normally the media spends more time covering protests were the protestors are there for the cameras only and without the cameras there would probably be no protestors. How many media covered the occupy Auckland protest - more than 100 for a bunch of protestors which most were not even from Auckland!At least the Christchurch protest was real people with real concerns. But even then we have outraged Christchurch residents outraged enough to protest, and still the numbers are under 1% so basically either 99% either support or dont care enough to protest and the media cares more about the sensationalism of the protest than putting it into perspective!Is $68,000 in a pay rise high? Will not having the $68,000 or having the $68,000 pay rise radically change the finances of Christchruch? Put it in terms of how much revenue Christchurch City Council takes in and its so small its not even a drop in a bucket! Your looking at under $0.20 PA per Christchurch resident cost that the $68,000 pay rise amounts to - try spending 20 cents anywhere and you find it gets you nothing!Lets convert that $0.20 to weekly and you get under $0.004. Media hype over nothing. Is Tony worth his salary? Thats a different question and no doubt come next election voters will vote with their feet. The media has created expectations that Christchurch will be magically fixed in a short timeframe while supporting protesting against every step of the way. It can't be fixed in a short time and till the shaking calms there will be resistence to rebuild generally as insurance wont insure new buildings easily.
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