"If services break down they won't be replaced," Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.
"Welcome to the urban countryside."
"After being held up by EQC incompetence for 18 months, I'm now having to deal with an insurance company that equates 'timely' with 'glacial'."
Insurance company loses case taken by a red-zoned Christchurch couple.
"Finally, common sense prevails."
Minister talks the talk on Christchurch media junket.
"What about 'New Orleans' as a name rather than Rebuild Zone? The speed of progress, the lack of support for people living in deserted neighbourhoods and substandard conditions - the similarities never end!"
The buckled footbridge in Christchurch’s red zone was removed today.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority buys first inner-city property.
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