Author Archives: luvly

KCDC Goes Against International Standards for Risk Assessment


July 29 3:35 pm

Read this independent article. You can make up your own mind on how valid the kCDC approach to risk assessment is. Should we rely on KCDC staff who have no expertise, or should we insist on meeting international benchmarks? In other words how high do you want your rates to be.

Risk-and-Regulatory-Policy-OECD (PDF)

New LIM Wording


May 26 9:32 am

Please click on the link to read the new wording which now appears on LIM reports. We owe thanks to Christopher, Salima and Joan for a massive effort in getting to this point – which of course is not the finish line, but certainly a very positive step.

Coastal Hazard – Background Info Webpage (PDF)

Submissions to the Coastal Science Review Panel


April 16 10:11 am

Read the submissions to the Coastal Science Review Panel on their draft report. CLICK HERE

Another Battle Won


March 24 9:46 am

Many of you will have seen the news in Saturday’s Dominion Post that the Science Review Panel report which was presented in draft form on Friday states that “the current hazard mapping is not sufficiently robust to be used for planning policies and regulation within the District Plan.”

This is what CRU has been saying for 2 years, and it does seem extraordinary that it has taken so much time and such a huge amount of ratepayers money to arrive at this moment.
CRU are requesting that the lines are removed from LIM reports immediately.
Christopher’s letter to the Mayor is here and the Mayor’s response is here.
The draft report is here.

CRU are meeting with the Mayor and officials today.
We will report back after that meeting.
Do feel free to pop a cork or two!