the chch earthquake is as much a national event as aucklands transport is.
at the end of the day tax payers are paying for both.
Do you pay an EQC levy on house insurance? Yes
Do you or I both pay a levy for AKL transport? I don't. Or is the Govt paying for it?
Hasn't even touched on how much cash was handed out before that (in excess of EQC - eg buying out the AMI's nine digit shortfall), the new hospital, the new other hospital, ....
unfortunately he cant see that and the fact the government is paying money over and above what EQC is paying out.