When you see my bleary eyes,
It will come as no surprise,
To learn that the past week has been crazy,
An so with brain a little hazy,
Let me via verse hereby recount,
How, day by day, my week did mount.
Monday was very quake related,
Meetings on shakes were unabated,
And stories that I did relate,
Seemed to fill that Monday great.
They mainly covered what was required,
To get recovery fully fired.
Tuesday was all PEPR and Salt,
Insurance spice and business revolt,,
Into the wounds the salt did rub,
While PEPR almost against the grain,
Cleared the air despite its name,
As progress for the way ahead,
Began to show the region led.
Wednesday was a welcome relief,
A flight to Wellington without grief,
And then for lunch another flight,
Back to Christchurch, sheer delight,
A Board meeting here I did attend,
With Gerry for dinner at the end.
Now the dinner really was a treat,
As Gerry did assume his seat,
And things of Governance he did us tell,
It might be clear not all is well,
But Chatham house rules mean I cannot disclose,
Who is up each others nose!
Thursday with Joyce did start the day,
After shock for breakfast caused dismay,
He told us how we all could grow,
And how the Government would show,
The way though its brand new growth agenda,
To opulence, a wealthy splendour.
He did admit there’s work to be done,
And that an Earthquake screwed our fun,
We told him straight, that we where ready,
To steam ahead, so straight and steady,
And we would travel on our bender,
To accelerate his growth agenda.
So Friday fast did roll around,
A day of meetings did abound,
From Russia trade to interviews,
More intrigue used to fill the news.
And to finish off, a staff hen do.
The week is done and so are you.
“Have a look at www.ourtube.org.nz for some good videos of Christchurch”