A better Canterbury and a better NZ

By   /   July 9, 2014  /   1 Comment

TDB recommends Voyager - Unlimited internet @home as fast as you can get

Labour’s first 100 days is going to be a busy time – we’ve got a lot to change! Kick-starting the Canterbury recovery is going to be a crucial part of those first 100 days. Labour has announced several Canterbury specific policies that put people first.

10450530_759821717396338_7331536839763138342_n

Labour’s first 100 days is going to be a busy time – we’ve got a lot to change!  Kick-starting the Canterbury recovery is going to be a crucial part of those first 100 days.  Labour has announced several Canterbury specific policies that put people first.

Policies on EQC (an Earthquake Court), Insurance, Flooding, Bare Land, and Port Hills rockfall – all aimed at allowing people to move on with their lives with certainty.

Health policy that acknowledges the additional health issues (particularly mental health) that Canterbury people are facing as a result of the earthquake.

Heritage policy that is about restoring democracy and giving power back to the people.

Housing policy that will help solve the housing crisis.   For me housing is the biggest challenge facing us in Christchurch, and Labour’s bold policy in this area will make a significant difference to people’s lives.

David Cunliffe will announce more Canterbury policy this Thursday.

Labour’s other New Zealand-wide policies will also make a significance difference for Canterbury.  Combined this represents a positive agenda for a better New Zealand and a better Canterbury.

***
Want to support this work? Donate today
***
Follow us on Twitter & Facebook
***

About the author

Contributor

1 Comment

  1. Brendon Harre says:

    http://transportblog.co.nz/2014/07/10/shas-and-transport-investment/#comment-116593
    Bryce P

    July 10, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Just quickly, I think the total lack of real town planning around places such as Kumeu is appalling…..

    We need to take some direction from Europe, and the Dutch in particular. They build dense towns, connected to the cities by not only roads but also quality PT. Rail lines and bus ways right through towns while main roads skirt them. A dense town centre with single house lots around the periphery. Once that’s developed, they build a new town or extend an existing one that has potential.

    Just want to scream at the utter hoplessness exhibited within the corridors of power in Auckland.

    Brendon Harre

    July 10, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Bryce P re learning from Europe. I have been trying to convince Labour/Greens to make this part of their KiwiBuild plans.

    Basically that they should compulsory purchased rural land at rural prices for transport links -PT and road plus the land for a dense Dutch style new town (like Houten). The inner core being KiwiBuild homes and the zoning around this core stipulating that the less dense private housing developments have cycle lanes connecting to the public transport hub in the new towns core.

    I think this would provide the affordable housing -both kiwibuilds and private developments plus the multiple transport modes that many kiwis want.

    It would also give a clear democratic choice for voters in comparison to Nationals car only SHA.

    Bryce P

    •July 10, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Cool Brendan, I’ve done the same. If we’re serious about providing low cost housing then this is the way to do it.There is a big piece of land near Dairy Flat, sandwiched between SH1 and the Dairy Flat Hwy that would fit the bill nicely.

    •Brendon Harre

    July 10, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    I am from Canterbury and can think of some good places down here too. This idea could work in other cities and big towns too…. I really hope this becomes an election issue.