Warning on bogus EQC assessors
Warning on bogus EQC assessors, 6am Thursday, 3
Christchurch residents are reminded
genuine EQC assessment teams are operating only between the
hours of 8am and 6pm, and are operating seven days a
There have been reports of people claiming to be EQC
on doors outside these hours, and in
one case in the early hours of the
teams carry official identification and residents should ask
see this if they are in any doubt. The EQC teams will
not ask to go
inside houses and will base their
assessments on external checks.
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On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney
Ridiculous reported comments on RNZ this morning by Trade Minister Tim Groser, as he sought to dampen down concerns about the leaked draft of the IP chapter of ther Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations. According to Groser, ‘extreme’ positions are common at the outset of negotiations, and these get whittled down over the course of negotiations. Fine.
Except that we’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations.
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