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Topic # 223096 12-Sep-2017 15:26
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As Stuff.co.nz point out the Precinct is far from finished. On the Eastern side there is a 70 by 40 metre area that looks like an empty shell apart from the many scissor lifts and cherry pickers stashed in there today. It's akin to opening a hotel with many of its floors yet to have any rooms any near completion.

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  Reply # 1862936 12-Sep-2017 16:13
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 This is entirely normal in large construction projects. Most projects have post practical completion elements which are not required to be complete to occupy the building.

 

Depends on what the contractual requirements were as to whether they are fudging or not. It's been a train smash for Fletchers so I imagine they will have satisfied the contract and not a single dot more.




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  Reply # 1862981 12-Sep-2017 17:43
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I guess Bill would have liked to have opened the Novotel Airport hotel while he was in the City.    Parts of that look more complete than the area I refer to.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1863007 12-Sep-2017 19:14
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Very nice that Bill "opened" it.

 

My son - and many hundreds of other workers - were banned from working on the site today during the opening - as it would have upset "Double Dipton's" photo opportunity.

 

Amazed the media are so dumb as to not be aware / not report this.

 

Edit to add that this is at least the second attempt by Bill to "open" this incomplete project.  Last time he canned out of it.




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  Reply # 1864543 13-Sep-2017 14:59
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Fred99:

 

Very nice that Bill "opened" it.

 

My son - and many hundreds of other workers - were banned from working on the site today during the opening - as it would have upset "Double Dipton's" photo opportunity.

 

Amazed the media are so dumb as to not be aware / not report this.

 

Edit to add that this is at least the second attempt by Bill to "open" this incomplete project.  Last time he canned out of it.

 

 

I hope they at least got paid for those hours.    Went past there today and saw at least 60 workers on eastern side.     Digger back on South side.    Cherry pickers were outside again.    Scaffolding on South side.    I would be fascinated to know if they took down the scaffolding & put it up again so as not to spoil the photo op. for Bill.

 

The clueless voter will only remember one thing Bill English has just opened an anchor project.

 

BTW don't believe everything with the polling going on.    It was way out in the US election & I can't see it can be any easier to get people to take part in a poll in NZ than it is in the USA.    Lots of people don't have a landline & only take calls on their mobile from people they recognise.    That is if it is turned on at all.   Bottom line these polls could be way out.

 

 


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  Reply # 1864577 13-Sep-2017 15:41
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Any clue where this "Justice Precinct" actually is?

 

 

 

Also....does it house the Justice League?






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  Reply # 1864710 13-Sep-2017 19:40
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Geektastic:

 

Any clue where this "Justice Precinct" actually is?

 

 

 

Also....does it house the Justice League?

 

 

https://www.justice.govt.nz/about/about-us/our-strategy/christchurch-justice-and-emergency-services-precinct/

 

Major cost overruns.  Fletchers job.


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  Reply # 1864712 13-Sep-2017 19:42
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amiga500:

 

Fred99:

 

Very nice that Bill "opened" it.

 

My son - and many hundreds of other workers - were banned from working on the site today during the opening - as it would have upset "Double Dipton's" photo opportunity.

 

Amazed the media are so dumb as to not be aware / not report this.

 

Edit to add that this is at least the second attempt by Bill to "open" this incomplete project.  Last time he canned out of it.

 

 

I hope they at least got paid for those hours.    Went past there today and saw at least 60 workers on eastern side.     Digger back on South side.    Cherry pickers were outside again.    Scaffolding on South side.    I would be fascinated to know if they took down the scaffolding & put it up again so as not to spoil the photo op. for Bill.

 

The clueless voter will only remember one thing Bill English has just opened an anchor project.

 

BTW don't believe everything with the polling going on.    It was way out in the US election & I can't see it can be any easier to get people to take part in a poll in NZ than it is in the USA.    Lots of people don't have a landline & only take calls on their mobile from people they recognise.    That is if it is turned on at all.   Bottom line these polls could be way out.

 

 

 

 

Yeah - they also got paid for the hours they didn't work last time BillE was supposed to be arriving to "open" the building - but canned out.




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  Reply # 1864794 13-Sep-2017 21:47
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Glad to hear the guys got paid!     They have done an amazing job, & the building and planting etc looks really good.    May go & have a look on Sunday at the Open Day.


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  Reply # 1864808 13-Sep-2017 22:40
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Fred99:

 

Geektastic:

 

Any clue where this "Justice Precinct" actually is?

 

 

 

Also....does it house the Justice League?

 

 

https://www.justice.govt.nz/about/about-us/our-strategy/christchurch-justice-and-emergency-services-precinct/

 

Major cost overruns.  Fletchers job.

 

 

 

 

Looks like easy handling of miscreants. The "emergency services" (aka PC Plod) hoovers them up, marches them across to the Assizes in the morning and then hangs them outside once the sentence has been approved. All for only $300 million. A paragon of modern efficiency!






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