The Latest on the Rena

The latest news on the Rena from Stuff.co.nz Svitzer Salvage spokesperson Matthew Watson said the work of removing containers from the remains of the Rena had become “very, very dangerous and very difficult”. If the rear section sunk, salvaging containers from the ship would become a far more complicated operation, he told Radio New Zealand.…

30 years…are you serious?

GNS scientists today released information that they believe that aftershocks could go on for 3 decades in Christchurch! From TVNZ.co.nz GNS Science seismologist Kelvin Berryman¬†told ONE News¬†that magnitude three aftershocks are likely to go on for a “number of years”, and that magnitude one and two aftershocks “could go for 30 years”. Canterbury Earthquake Recovery…

A City of 'Destiny'

Last night TVNZ was scraping for news so as one of its lead stories brought importance to an issue…that isn’t an issue. Destiny Church is buying some land and building a community there. Sorry…is that it? Like minded people since time¬†immemorial¬†have been living together, how is this…at its core…any different? Ask the Catholics, Anglicans,¬†Presbyterian¬†in fact…

What's in a blog?

Since my post yesterday about people leaving Christchurch I have been thinking long and hard about what I want in this blog…and I’d like your thoughts. One thing I find hugely annoying about blogs is that 99% of those that reply to the notions set before them, those that comment on the blogs, seem more…

God Bless America

I love these kinds of stories, the ones that for some reason could only happen in America. From cbswashington.com A Charlottesville-area elementary school has been accused of making students sing a pro-Occupy Wall Street movement song. Written and performed in October as part of the Kid Pan Alley group at Albemarle County schools, ‚ÄúPart of…