Thursday, 19 September,
extraordinary meeting today the Christchurch City Council
unanimously passed a resolution resetting the 2013-14
The resolution was required to correct an
irregularity in the way the Council set rates for this
financial year. The Council gave public notice of the
resetting on 4 September and today’s meeting completes the
The irregularity also covered rates’
resolutions from 2004 to 2012 and the Council is taking
steps for the preparation and passage of a Local Bill to
reset the rates for that period.
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On John Banks (And Blogging’s Merits)
It is hard to feel sorry for John Banks. Sorry, I’ll start that again. It would be easy to feel sorry for John Banks in his current sorry plight…unless and until one re-reads the passage in David Fisher’s excellent book The Secret Life of Kim Dotcom about his abandonment of a friend in need.
There was Kim Dotcom, languishing sick in prison in need of help and/or even just a hand of friendship – but at that very point we find that Banks, who had taken Dotcom’s money and happily availed himself of Dotcom’s hospitality during the good times, has chosen to take his phone off the hook, and has left Dotcom in the lurch. More>>