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Susan
31-Dec-2011, 18:59
Happy New Year, Scott! I definitely hope 2012 is more stable! : )

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Tommy Mikkelsen
31-Dec-2011, 20:04
Talking about the year, or GroupWise? <ebg>

And a happy new year from Denmark as well
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Scott Campbell
01-Jan-2012, 05:05
Susan wrote:

> Happy New Year, Scott! I definitely hope 2012 is more stable! : )

:-) Yup, had enough earth moving excitement for a lifetime :)

malcolmlewis
01-Jan-2012, 19:37
On Sun, 01 Jan 2012 04:05:10 GMT
"Scott Campbell" <potato@potato.potato> wrote:

> Susan wrote:
>
> > Happy New Year, Scott! I definitely hope 2012 is more stable! : )
>
> :-) Yup, had enough earth moving excitement for a lifetime :)

Hey, no luck with the New Year's wish huh :(

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Scott Campbell
01-Jan-2012, 21:11
malcolmlewis wrote:

> Hey, no luck with the New Year's wish huh :(

Yeah, two significant ones in the last 24 hours :-( And a little too
close for comfort.

But hey, didn't loose power yesterday, lost it for only a couple of
hours this morning - annoying but not too much of a drama :-)

Bob Crandell
02-Jan-2012, 16:40
On Sun, 01 Jan 2012 20:11:52 +0000, Scott Campbell wrote:

> malcolmlewis wrote:
>
>> Hey, no luck with the New Year's wish huh :(
>
> Yeah, two significant ones in the last 24 hours :-( And a little too
> close for comfort.
>
> But hey, didn't loose power yesterday, lost it for only a couple of
> hours this morning - annoying but not too much of a drama :-)

Seems even earthquakes get old after awhile. Eh?

Scott Campbell
03-Jan-2012, 00:48
Bob Crandell wrote:

> Seems even earthquakes get old after awhile. Eh?

Oh, well and truely over them.

Bottom graph is from Sept 2010 through to now shows how busy its been
http://quake3.crowe.co.nz/
It did seem to be settling down, September through to December.

On the plus side, it sounds like its expected to create 30,000 new job
opportunities through 2012-2013.

Bob Crandell
03-Jan-2012, 01:49
On Mon, 02 Jan 2012 23:48:02 +0000, Scott Campbell wrote:

> Bob Crandell wrote:
>
>> Seems even earthquakes get old after awhile. Eh?
>
> Oh, well and truely over them.
>
> Bottom graph is from Sept 2010 through to now shows how busy its been
> http://quake3.crowe.co.nz/
> It did seem to be settling down, September through to December.
>
> On the plus side, it sounds like its expected to create 30,000 new job
> opportunities through 2012-2013.

It had to take a rest sometime.

Hopefully manufacturing is part of plus seeing as how that's an economy's
base.

The old cloud with a silver lining thing.

Scott Campbell
03-Jan-2012, 02:25
Bob Crandell wrote:

> It had to take a rest sometime.

Take a rest, or lull us in to a false sense of security ;-)

> Hopefully manufacturing is part of plus seeing as how that's an
> economy's base.

Predominantly 'short-term' work, the vast majority being construction -
buildings / roads / sewers / water + staff needed to support them.
There will be a flow on to manufacturing but I doubt it will be
sustainable. I believe the lions share of government/regional council
work is supposed to be completed within five years, the balance within
ten.

Even though it is relatively short term work, it should be enough to
drive economic recovery in the area and make Christchurch an attractive
place for businesses to invest/continue to invest.

malcolmlewis
04-Jan-2012, 21:04
On Sun, 01 Jan 2012 20:11:52 GMT
"Scott Campbell" <potato@potato.potato> wrote:

> malcolmlewis wrote:
>
> > Hey, no luck with the New Year's wish huh :(
>
> Yeah, two significant ones in the last 24 hours :-( And a little too
> close for comfort.
>
> But hey, didn't loose power yesterday, lost it for only a couple of
> hours this morning - annoying but not too much of a drama :-)
>
>
Looks like even the ground is upset about Marryatt's pay rise....
that's another 4.8 at 8:28 am.....

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Scott Campbell
06-Jan-2012, 05:51
malcolmlewis wrote:

> Looks like even the ground is upset about Marryatt's pay rise....

It makes me very angry with statements such as "It is sheer arrogance.
There seems to be no understanding of what people have gone through".
It just shows the absolute cluelessness.

I have no problem with him getting a pay rise to bring him up to
comparable rates, and I strongly believe that given unusual
circumstances that overall the council have done a remarkable job - and
without leadership I doubt there would have been enough cohesion to
bring basic services back on line relatively promptly. Response time
has decreased with each event, the responses have improved as more and
more resources are available.

The person leading this issue is trying to grab headlines again,
combined with certain members of the community taking the opportunity
when snap decisions have to be made to pursue their vendettas. It's
disappointing.

In these situations, no matter who is in charge they are going to be
****ed for their decisions, someone will always be unhappy.

Could the pay rise have been handled better, yes, definitely.

> that's another 4.8 at 8:28 am.....

Didn't feel that one - think I was cycling at the time - but there was
a nice 5 earlier on today.