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    Default Re: Bet this would never happen in NZ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Lurking View Post

    Agree with your second viewpoint, wooden structures which would give much better than concrete or brick would be a good idea.

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    na sorry what I was really getting at with the comment about small concrete shops, building a more substantial mall type (tasteful) retail areas that people will want to visit with a eye on parking and business affordability etc.

    The small retail shops in the CDB have been doing it hard against the suburban malls. Having a vibrant city center is important for a number of reason esp tourism. CHCH amongst all the problems has a unique opportunity to address retail in the central city.
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    Default Re: Bet this would never happen in NZ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Battleneter2 View Post
    Overall a massive job considering Japans task and resources vs NZ, NZ has the much bigger job.
    Where do I insert a Tui Billboard?

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    Default Re: Bet this would never happen in NZ..

    The best re-plan for Christchurch would be decentralisation (no huge CBD) and some decent broadband (fibre or 4G) so people could work from home.

    Resource management in place so that small businesses/light industry could operate in the suburbs - with appropriate controls for noise and smell.

    Small clusters of shops (NOT malls) with coffee shops - or similar - supplying 'conference centre' style rooms so that remote workers could meet in person every now and then.

    And lots of green space - I'm sure there are plenty of areas that are suited to growing grass and trees that up until recently have had concrete monstrosities on them.

    These days many businesses have no pressing need to be in a CBD situation, with all the rent/lease, parking and traffic hassles that can bring...

    This scenario has a much lighter (although also much broader) footprint from an infrastructure point of view and doesn't put all the infrastructure eggs in one basket

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    Default Re: Bet this would never happen in NZ..

    Well since rebuilding Christchurch is going to take more farmland they should rezone the liquifacted areas and turn all that unusable for building land back into farmland, carrots and other root crops love sandy soil

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    Default Re: Bet this would never happen in NZ..

    Well I think we should call for submissions on the matter.

    These submissions could be heard by a committee along the style of say the “Waitangi Tribunal”, over the next ten years or so.

    One shouldn’t be rushed into making any decisions you know and “Safety is Paramount” I believe.

    Meanwhile, Japan and Australia will have dealt with their disasters (and probably a couple of others as well) and “Normal Transmission” will have been restored there.

    Honestly, we are “World Champions at Procrastination and Incompetence”, and our ancestors will be spinning in their graves.

    Our once great country has been reduced to nothing but a bunch of “Politically Correct Handwringers”.

    It’s bloody embarrassing!
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    Default Re: Bet this would never happen in NZ..

    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    Well since rebuilding Christchurch is going to take more farmland they should rezone the liquifacted areas and turn all that unusable for building land back into farmland, carrots and other root crops love sandy soil
    Well said, and they could pipe the sewage straight onto the land, like the Chinese do/did. Raw sewage is going into Pegasus Bay at 4 locations at present.

    Go past one pumping station on New Brighton Road that's doing that and to prevent any overflow, the banks of the Avon have been sand bagged.

    The 2 extinct volcanoes near Christchurch could be awakening, as the Port Hills rose quite some feet.

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