Dr John Cook – GP New Brighton - eloquently said in his deputation- “continued uncertainty around the management of equity and safety and the future of the community in Southshore and South Brighton has led many residents to dark and unhealthy places..."
"The earthquake ruptured our village, your decision corrodes our soul
Our ground continues to shake as we and our families grow old
I want you to bring humanity to the estuary edge we live by
We need you to resolve our fate so in peace in our land we can lie"
On May 1st, Simon Watts for Christchurch Coastal Residents United presented the CCRU submission on the Christchurch annual plan at the Christchurch City Council meeting. This submission pointed out the lack of expenditure on the eastern coastal estuary edge and the subsequent effects this lack of action and support has had on the wellbeing of the community.
CCRU additionally pointed out the difficulties that communities have in getting further information on the contents of the plan or understanding what the plan refers...