The young exodus from Christchurch

Last updated 05:00 29/11/2012

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Today I have seen a number of stories about the need for the community to have a say over what happens in Christchurch and the exodus of 18-35 year-olds from Christchurch.

I don’t blame them. The city as a whole has become a dead spot. Bob Parker talks of getting a focus group together to find out how to keep us in Christchurch and get us engaged.

Its simple - we need a representative. Someone who listens to what their constituents want and need from their representative and someone that doesn’t bow down to the constant pressure of a centralised government that has one thing on its mind.

Its the "old boys club": The group of high (and low) profile people in this country that watch each others' backs, fund ridiculous initiatives and realistically have no care for what the people of Christchurch or New Zealand want or need.

We have become the playground for these people to follow their own agendas under the guise of "doing what’s best for the communities" - communities that they haven’t and don’t want to be a part of!

I for one would love to see these men front up to the people of Christchurch and let us know why our elected officials (who seem to come under the thumb of Wellington) are no longer in charge of our city and our future.

Here was me thinking New Zealand was a fair and equal country where everyone had a voice and a right to be heard!

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