CBD Cordon Remains Closed
PUBLIC REMINDED CHRISTCHURCH CBD CORDON REMAINS
CLOSED – 10 pm, Wednesday 2 March 2011
of the public are reminded the cordon around the
Christchurch CBD remains closed to ensure public safety and
no unauthorised access will be granted.
Civil Defence is
developing a plan to allow people to retrieve cars and
property from buildings within the cordon.
No decision has yet been made on how
this will happen. Further information on these processes
will be released through the media as soon as decisions have
been made. In the meantime people should stay away from the
The options for cars being considered:
• People will be escorted into the cordoned area to
retrieve their cars, or
• Cars will be taken to a site
outside the cordon for people to collect.
buildings and residences inside the CBD, people may be
allowed limited and escorted access to retrieve essential
Access is likely to occur in stages starting
with the least affected and safest areas.
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
If I didn’t know any better, it would seem the world has conspired for me to be a Green Party voter. Parents, Green voters? Check. Participation in bilingual education that stressed the importance of inquiry, solidarity and the Treaty? Check. Some sort of vegetarian leanings (seven years and counting, jus’ sayin’)? Check. However, above all of that, I’m voting Green because I believe in supporting the importance of every New Zealander’s contribution to Aotearoa, from the hairdresser in Foxton to the fisherman in Bluff. You could say that I like the cut of the Greens’ jib. More>>