Brownlee denies recovery process too slow

6:45 am on 22 February 2011

The Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has rejected claims that Canterbury's earthquake recovery process is too slow.

Mr Brownlee attended a meeting arranged by the Christchurch City Council on Saturday, along with representatives from the Earthquake Commission, the Insurance Council and the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Commission.

The minister says he is happy with the speed of the work being done, as he wants to make sure those involved in the rebuild portion of the recovery effort are well prepared.

Mr Brownlee also praised the Earthquake Commission for having processed thousands of claims.

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker asked for co-operation in his city's recovery from the 7.1-magnitude quake on 4 September.

Mr Parker says he hopes the meeting will end confusion about what is planned for the recovery and end any ill-feeling towards those in charge.