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Gerry Brownlee is new Transport Minister

December 12, 2011 by


The title of this post pretty much says it all. Not sure what to make of this. He is from Christchurch, which could be a positive, but his vision for Christchurch has sounded like something out of 1950’s America. Like Steven Joyce, Brownlee seems to run with certain ideas, despite what expert analysis or public opinion might say. He has […]

Dalziel to run for Mayor?

November 30, 2011 by


Newly reelected Labour Party MP for Christchurch East, Lianne Dalziel, has given an indication that she may run for Mayor against Bob Parker in the 2013 local body elections. The current parliamentary term lasts until 2014. “I will stay full term but I’m not going to rule out going for the mayoralty because I don’t know […]

Election 2011

November 28, 2011 by


So there was an election. I won’t bother going through the results in detail as there is plenty of readily accessible information about that out there. What does it all mean for transport though? And what does it mean for Christchurch? Ultimately, more of the same. The government was surprisingly positive about the prospect of rail passenger transport […]