Sue Wells – The New Canterbury Tales

October 7, 2011

Central city plan day 5 #eqnz #Chch #CCC

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sue Wells @ 9:39 pm

It’s 1040pm. Today’s hearing began at 9am, wrapped around 9pm. We are all a bit tired and our discipline around question time is slipping. As a result we had very short lunch and tea breaks. Apologies therefore for not blogging.
Another interesting and exciting day of diverse submissions. Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti made an outstanding submission reminding us of students who want to keep using the city. Residents and developers, a great representation from the Disabled Persons assembly who exhorted us to build a city accessible for everyone (no argument from me), from Humphrey Rolleston who presented a provocative Plan B, encouraged us to pursue a bid for the Commonwealth Games in 2022 and exhorted us not to be “gutless”, “naive”, or “stupid”. (This was to be a behavioral change on our part, I inferred.)
Tomorrow (Saturday October 8 2011) we transfer venues to Beckenham Service Centre, 66 Colombo St. Yay – I can bike from here!
Start time is 930 – we roll til around 4 – open to the public – all welcome. Granted we face some opposition from the Rugby World Cup quarter finals later in the day but the library has great coffee and we have a city to plan.
I’m really enjoying the hearings. What a rare opportunity. How privileged we are.

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