Your talkback topic of the day.
The government t is giving an Auckland based hapu nearly 2 million dollars to build a plastic waka for the Rugby World Cup.
Not the best time to be giving governement money away when people are moving into a campervan village in Christchurch and being asked to pay 337 dollars a week for the privelege.
By the way, the 150 camper vans have become a new suburb. Campertown? Christcamp? Or maybe Camperbury
Or should that money go to getting Pike River involved in it's own inquiry.
It may be uncharted territory but this is the company's responsibility. It is their processes that are being investigated and so this cost is part of running a mining company.
The receivers have decided it's better to repay the shareholders than get to the bottom of the tragedy to make sure we never have 29 dead again.
Meanwhile Judge Pankhurst opened the inquiry with a minute's silence
He said his job is to find out what happened and why for the future
He also said no-one is on trial, there are no sides and no-one will win or lose at the end of the process.
But looking at the room and thinking about the receivers decision you know there will be a winner.