Port Hills GNS Science report findings to be released
Friday 22 August
Port Hills GNS Science report
findings to be released
Today, Christchurch City
Council will release GNS Science reports that detail the
level of risk in eight mass movement (landslide) areas in
the Port Hills.
These new reports follows the first GNS
Science mass movement report released in November 2013,
assessing the nature of the hazards and if these hazards
pose a risk to life, homes and critical
The Council commissioned the reports in
response to the 2010/2011 Canterbury Earthquakes.
Council will not be making further comment until after the
reports are released.
WHAT: Port Hills
GNS Science report findings
WHO: Chief Planning Officer
WHEN: Friday 22 August,
WHERE: Function Room, Level One,
Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street,
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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them 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.
One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:
As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.
But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>