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 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>>