The price is wrong

Our bubble, like the rest of New Zealand, is champing at the bit (and chomping at each other) in the face of the promises of Alert Level 2. On Thursday the Prime Minister announced the conditions of Level 2, with a resonating proviso at the end of her message saying that we might not achieveContinue reading “The price is wrong”

Touring a disaster zone

Today I set out to discover the current state of Queenstown. What I discovered is that it is very hard to mentally comprehend the nature of a disaster that doesn’t look physically disastrous. In the Canterbury earthquakes we cycled around the city and oohed and aahed at the liquefaction, the buildings with toilets falling outContinue reading “Touring a disaster zone”