Allegations Made Against Central City Councillor

Most of us reading this will know that during the recent local government elections in Christchurch, allegations of improper conduct (amounting to a form of sexual harrassment) were levelled against a sitting Councillor in the Christchurch Central ward. The allegations were first reported to the Mayor in May 2019 and were kept quiet at that… Continue reading Allegations Made Against Central City Councillor

Long Term Ramifications of Insufficient Oversight of Local Government

The 2010/2011 earthquakes in Christchurch were a huge wakeup call for local government in terms of its capability and willingness to ensure high standards were being achieved in building safety. We believe that the standards subsequently exposed in Christchurch were woefully inadequate. There had been a long legacy in the city of failure to properly… Continue reading Long Term Ramifications of Insufficient Oversight of Local Government