Gerry Brownlee


Walking the talk

Tā Mark Solomon is not the kind of man who speaks at length about himself. He values his privacy and he’s prone to under-playing any suggestion that he’s made a significant contribution to Māoridom, to Ngāi Tahu.
The fact that he was knighted in 2013 in recognition of the work he has done for Ngāi Tahu and for Māoridom is a case in point. His initial reaction was to baulk at the honour, but there were those who told him to “pull his head in,” that it wasn’t just for him, it was for the tribe. He relates how he was told firmly to “get up there to Wellington and receive the honour on behalf of the tribe.”

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March
2013

Greater Christchurch Land Use Recovery Plan out for consultation

Environment Canterbury has announced the start of community consultation on the draft Land Use Recovery Plan for greater Christchurch. The plan will guide where residential and commercial developments are best located post-earthquakes – from Rolleston and Lincoln in the south to Rangiora and Pegasus/Woodend in the north, and Christchurch City (excluding the Central City and…