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About the same.
23% (49 votes)
Better off.
22% (46 votes)
Much worse off.
20% (41 votes)
Much better off.
19% (40 votes)
Worse off.
16% (33 votes)
Total voters: 209

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Govt wants land deals by March 2013

Govt wants all Christchurch CBD land acquisition negotiations over by March 2013; Doesn't have timeframe for how long it will wait before forcibly buying land

New temporary quake village

Earthquake Minister Brownlee announces new temporary village for quake-affected residents; 20 units now plus 43 to come