9 Nov 2020

Episode 6: Lessons from the Rubble - House Talk

From House Talk, 6:00 am on 9 November 2020

Series Classification: G (General Audiences)

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What are the lessons from the Christchurch earthquakes? The Government was slow in their quake response, but does that mean we should give more property market power to the private sector?​

In the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes the role of Government, council and property developers was tested and stretched to the limit.

The private sector ended up moving faster than the public Government sector, producing some challenging imbalances that highlighted a problem that is national in scale.  Should the agility and independence of private developers being allowed to gain the upper hand over the slower, but arguably more democratic Government machine?

Some of the answers lie in the persistent rubble of the Christchurch quakes.

James Gough, Christchurch City Councillor & Former Developer

James Gough, Christchurch City Councillor & Former Developer Photo: Crux Ltd

Leanne Dalziel, Mayor of Christchurch

Leanne Dalziel, Mayor of Christchurch Photo: Crux Ltd

Steve Clarke, Director of Development Christchurch Ltd

Steve Clarke, Director of Development Christchurch Ltd Photo: Crux Ltd

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