Red­cliffs Park a def­i­nite flood risk

The Press - - Operspective -

In re­ply to Ron Wil­liams (Nov 13), I am at­tach­ing a photo of Red­cliffs Park, taken on June 24, 2017 when king tides flooded the low­est part of the park. It was pos­si­ble to drive along the roads around the park, but only just, un­like the Wahine storm when Red­cliffs Park was un­der about a me­tre of wa­ter, ren­der­ing roads less than nav­i­ga­ble.

While sur­round­ing houses are at a higher level than the park, they will also be af­fected by high tides and storm surge be­fore the cen­tury is out.

Lee Trust­tum

Cen­tral Christchurch

Love the bus

I no­tice a few com­plaints in re­gards to the city bus ser­vices. I had an ap­point­ment at the hos­pi­tal and caught the no.80 bus at the end of my street. Twenty min­utes later, I got off at the hos­pi­tal. After my ap­point­ment, I caught the 80 bus back to Wi­gram, tak­ing 22 min­utes. Pleas­ant driv­ers, no try­ing to find a park or catch a shut­tle, and no-one in a yel­low top try­ing to ruin your day.

A McDowall


TPP sideshow

Now that the TPP ne­go­ti­a­tions are over, with a pre­dictably dis­ap­point­ing turn­around by the Labour/NZ First Gov­ern­ment, I guess we’d bet­ter start count­ing which of the elec­tion prom­ises they’ll be able to keep.

The rhetoric of the Prime Min­is­ter should not de­tract from the fact that NZ had no power to change any­thing es­sen­tial about the deal, least of all the sovereignty com­pro­mis­ing ISDS clause.

Only a few weeks into the new gov­ern­ment the re­al­i­sa­tion sets in that our po­lit­i­cal lead­ers are a mere sideshow to the cor­po­rate rule we are sub­jected to.

Man­fred von Tip­pel­skirch

St Martins

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