Sometimes individuals can make a difference. Sometimes their
skill and persistence wins through and policies are amended.
This is the case with planned changes to
The announcement this week the Institute of Professional
Engineers New Zealand has dropped its investigation into
civil engineer Alan Reay is another blow for the
long-suffering families of victims of the Canterbury
Television building collapse.
There are positive signs to the Christchurch rebuild on
several fronts, as its employers lead the way in the
country's surge in hiring expectations and Christchurch
retail and hospitality spending outstrips national levels.
Three years ago this week the first of the big Canterbury
earthquakes occurred, the start of the life-changing events
for the province and its people, and one of the biggest
challenges to face New Zealand and its government in its
Shortly after hosting a successful ''Canterbury Quakes''
touring exhibition, the Otago Museum is donating $10,000 to
help with the restoration and storage of earthquake-damaged
heritage artefacts in Canterbury.