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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On The Northland By-Election
Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland has exposed the simmering dissatisfaction with the government that exists out in the provinces. Yet it remains to be seen whether this defeat will have much significance – and not simply because if and when Labour resumes business as usual in the Northland seat at the next election, Peters’ hold on it could simply evaporate.
On Saturday, National’s electorate vote declined by 7,000 votes, as the 9,000 majority it won last September turned into a 4,000 vote deficit – mainly because Labour supporters followed the nod and wink given by Labour leader Andrew Little, and voted tactically for Peters. In the process, Labour’s vote went down from nearly 9,000 votes six months ago, to only 1,315 on Saturday. More>>