Media Release – May 30th
Anglican Diocese of
It’s one more day in the long
drawn out saga of ChristChurch Cathedral.
The judge has
found that the Church Property Trustees acted honestly and
have given fair consideration to all the relevant issues
including safety, cost, and the preferences of public
opinion and the church community.
Matthews says, “While permission has been given for
deconstruction CPT is under no illusion that that will be
able to happen soon. The consent process lies before
Bishop Victoria says in the meanwhile the Anglican
Church will continue to pray and participate in the recovery
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Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017
For many people on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and a shorthand for the politics of bigotry. In this country, it has tended to be equated with the angry legions of New Zealand First. Who knew they were not just a reactionary spasm, but the wave of the future?
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