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amiga500

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#238022 29-Jun-2018 10:48
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I expect the Minister will announce complete agreement between the key stake holders & that work will commence almost immediately. As she is making the statement in the Square it's going to be a good news story.

 

I expect that in two years' time there will be a lot of controversy about the lack of progress on the repair job. This will be blamed on:

 

1.) 'Unforseen' problems with the re-use of existing stone.

 

2.) A lack of specialist building labour to carry out the work.

 

3.) At least one key contractor will abandon the job for some reason.

 

And other issues will emerge:

 

 Hotel operators will complain that the stalled repair job on the Cathedral is depressing bookings.

 

 Tourists complaining that the Square is a boring construction zone as other buildings are being demolished or repaired.


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  #2045950 29-Jun-2018 10:54
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betcha there will also be thing attributed to "contamination" whether this be asbestos, or the 7 years of pigeon and rat dropping caking many parts of the site...

 

 


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  #2045960 29-Jun-2018 11:32
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There is also a rather large gorse bush to be removed. Guess that experts will have to consulted whether the roots of the gorse bush are contaminated with asbestos residue. Once those experts submit their report it will be sent out to be peer reviewed in Australia and the UK. Final approval for removal of the gorse bush expected by April 2019.


 
 
 
 


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  #2045974 29-Jun-2018 11:36
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I doubt alot of the skilled craftsmanship to restore the fine details is possible today at a reasonable cost


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  #2045978 29-Jun-2018 11:52
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amiga500:

 

There is also a rather large gorse bush to be removed. Guess that experts will have to consulted whether the roots of the gorse bush are contaminated with asbestos residue. Once those experts submit their report it will be sent out to be peer reviewed in Australia and the UK. Final approval for removal of the gorse bush expected by April 2019.

 

 

Not a worry,

 

https://store.nzfarmsource.co.nz/system/product-images/images/000/018/434/main/206339.png


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  #2045983 29-Jun-2018 12:03
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wellygary:

 

amiga500:

 

There is also a rather large gorse bush to be removed. Guess that experts will have to consulted whether the roots of the gorse bush are contaminated with asbestos residue. Once those experts submit their report it will be sent out to be peer reviewed in Australia and the UK. Final approval for removal of the gorse bush expected by April 2019.

 

 

Not a worry,

 

https://store.nzfarmsource.co.nz/system/product-images/images/000/018/434/main/206339.png

 

 

:-) I was thinking 2,4,5T  The days of spraying gorse are a distant memory. When you walk through it, do not stop, it'll be fine!


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  #2046045 29-Jun-2018 14:29
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Yeah, back in the day, farming people would put all sorts of sprays into a solo back pack sprayer & away they'd go. It was even a popular job for some kids/teens.


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  #2046046 29-Jun-2018 14:36
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amiga500:

 

Yeah, back in the day, farming people would put all sorts of sprays into a solo back pack sprayer & away they'd go. It was even a popular job for some kids/teens.

 

 

We had a large tank, maybe 1400 x1400 x 1400 on a sled towed by the tractor, fun days. 


 
 
 
 


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  #2046048 29-Jun-2018 14:36
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People build big Cathedral in which to worship God:

 

Immediately after consecration in 1881 God smacks the top off it with an earthquake

 

God smacks the top off it in 1888 with an earthquake

 

God smacks the top off it in 1901 with an earthquake.

 

God smacks another part of the top off it in 1922 in an earthquake

 

God smacks it around a bit in 2010 in an earthquake.

 

God belts the hell out of it in Feb 2011 in an earthquake

 

Amidst discussion about whether or not to fix it, God belts the hell out of it a couple more times, just to be sure.

 

Now they're going to try to make it God-proof. 

 

 

 

 


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  #2046051 29-Jun-2018 14:38
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Back on topic, its been 7 years. Not quite the number 8 wire lets get it done mantra of Kiwis


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  #2046057 29-Jun-2018 14:55
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tdgeek:

 

Back on topic, its been 7 years. Not quite the number 8 wire lets get it done mantra of Kiwis

 

 

Yep! And when someone uses number 8 wire they actually want to repair or fix something. The most positive thing Megan Woods could come up with was to say it would be interesting for kids to watch a cathedral being built. I can just imagine the conversation among a family starting something like this:

 

'Hey kids, it's scorching hot day today, would you like to go to Jellie Park and jump off the diving boards & go on the hydroslides, or go & have a look at the Cathedral to see how many stones have been laid in the last month?'


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  #2046065 29-Jun-2018 15:20
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amiga500:

 

or go & have a look at the Cathedral to see how many stones have been laid in the last month?'

 

 

I suppose 0 is a number. (That would be my guess!)


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  #2046102 29-Jun-2018 16:13
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amiga500:

 

tdgeek:

 

Back on topic, its been 7 years. Not quite the number 8 wire lets get it done mantra of Kiwis

 

 

Yep! And when someone uses number 8 wire they actually want to repair or fix something. The most positive thing Megan Woods could come up with was to say it would be interesting for kids to watch a cathedral being built. I can just imagine the conversation among a family starting something like this:

 

'Hey kids, it's scorching hot day today, would you like to go to Jellie Park and jump off the diving boards & go on the hydroslides, or go & have a look at the Cathedral to see how many stones have been laid in the last month?'

 

 

Luckily mines still young enough that she won't have a choice laughing I work a few mins walk away from the Cathedral, I'm looking forwarding to making it my meal time routine of checking out the work on the Cathedral. I'll be close to 40 by the time its finished though frown


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  #2046103 29-Jun-2018 16:13
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Sorry somehow posted a duplicate undecided


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  #2046133 29-Jun-2018 17:23
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They've taken so many years I would think the horse has bolted on this. Now they are relying on 'build it and they will come' philosophy. But, this is not guaranteed at all. 

 

Tragically inept, Christchurch is a shadow of the place it used to be. Lost it's heart and never regained it.   

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2046137 29-Jun-2018 17:48
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kingjj:

 

Luckily mines still young enough that she won't have a choice laughing I work a few mins walk away from the Cathedral, I'm looking forwarding to making it my meal time routine of checking out the work on the Cathedral.

 

 

I'll be close to 80 by the time its finished though frown

 

FTFY


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