Parity in celebrations

We often hear people saying “I wish we’d celebrate Waitangi Day, like those Aussie’s celebrate Australia Day.” Well now we do ;o)

30 years…are you serious?

GNS scientists today released information that they believe that aftershocks could go on for 3 decades in Christchurch!


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 Authority Chief Executive Roger Sutton said people should not be alarmed by the predictions.

Not to speak out of turn, when a Dorklander of all people shouldn’t be commenting on Christchurch, but seriously…30 years!!!

Lets flip this question then. How many people would move to a region that is being promised earthquakes for the next 30 years? I have to be honest and say I do know one, but they are moving there because of the earthquakes and to help the people suffering there.

People outside Christchurch…would you move there?

General Debate: Waitangi Day

Each year I do a little something special on Waitangi Day, I have been choosing to celebrate it for a few years now and get frustrated with sectors of society that choose not to celebrate it.

I’ve had a bit of stick in the last 24 hours about questioning why people wouldn’t leave Christchurch, that’s fine I’m a big boy and can take it, but I’m left with this thought.

It seems that many people are more in love with their local area (Canterbury, Auckland, Waikato etc…) and celebrate it in many personal ways, but when it comes to celebrating the nation as a whole on Waitangi Day…lots of people ignore it. Why is that?

I’d love to hear your thoughts about Waitangi Day. What if means to you and how you are celebrating it this year. If you’re choosing not to celebrate it I’d like to understand that as well, why not?

Check out to see what we did last year.

One month to go…time to start planning your celebrations of this awesome country!