Today Hekia Parata has put out a release that is there largely to prime us for the up-coming decimation of Christchurch schools.
February 19th is the day Hekia decided was suitable to inform schools of their fate – close, merge or be spared.
Yes, the 18th Feb – four days before the 2nd anniversary of the quakes.
Way to go, Hekia – nice touch, right up there with the colour-coded ‘fate’ badges you had the principals wear last year when they first head about all of this. You really do know how to communicate information in the most offensive way and at the most outrageous time, don’t you?
And this when the area is still under immense pressure and in much pain. A time when focus should be on sorting out QC and getting people’s home sorted out.
I know many who are still waiting to hear if they are a rebuild, a demolition, whatever – and meanwhile they are still paying rates and what not on a house they cannot live in… TWO YEARS after the big quake. Maybe getting that sorted should be the priority rather than further shaking up a community in pain?
But no – Hekia would rather forge ahead with her plans come hell or high water – or, in fact, heart-breaking, earth-shattering earthquakes.
Hekia Parata, you and the rest of this government are shameful in how you ride rough-shod over people.
I truly have no idea how you sleep at night.