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Ready, Set, Build

Ready, Set, Build

Friday, 4 May 2012 4:35 p.m. by KrisV

It seems like just the other day I was lamenting the lack of rebuilding going on... oh wait, it was! That may be true for the city centre, but around the edges and out in the suburbs, repairs & new constructions are getting underway.

Just across the road from my PO Box used to be a bookstore, art gallery & dairy. This is what it looked like on March 17, 2011...

Here's the same site today...

21st century organising in a shaky city

21st century organising in a shaky city

Friday, 4 May 2012 7:31 a.m. by HappyZine Popular

 

Christchurch Earthquake Mt Pleasant Home Damage

Christchurch Earthquake Mt Pleasant Home Damage

Wednesday, 2 May 2012 10:29 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Christchurch Earthquake Residential Hill Suburbs Damage Christchurch Earthquake Latest Updates Sunday, 27 February 2011. 10.33am 23 properties were evacuated in Christchurch overnight due to the danger of falling rocks, Newstalk ZB reports. The homes affected were in Bridle Path Road, La Costa Lane, Maffeys Road and McCormacks Bay Road. (Source NZ Herald. Christchurch Earthquake Latest [...]

Memories on Madras

Memories on Madras

Wednesday, 2 May 2012 10:12 p.m. by KrisV Popular

During a break in the recent conference someone approached me and asked how the rebuild was going.
'Rebuild?' I laughed. 'We're not up to rebuilding yet, we're still in the demolition phase.'

And every week, it seems, another gets added to the , some to and wanting . Other petitions have already been sent off . 

However, on Monday we reached a milestone - the , from Tuam St onwards. Traffic was reportedly busy all day long, and has been ever since too. But I wanted to ...

Quake shakes Christchurch tourism appeal

Quake shakes Christchurch tourism appeal

Monday, 30 April 2012 2:29 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Positive news initiative launches from Christchurch this Friday

Positive news initiative launches from Christchurch this Friday

Monday, 30 April 2012 8:40 a.m. by HappyZine Popular

 

HOW TO ACHIEVE $50,000 SECTIONS

HOW TO ACHIEVE $50,000 SECTIONS

Sunday, 29 April 2012 10:09 p.m. by CantabriansUnite Popular

Hi all Cantabrians Unite

Christchurch quake: Insurers face consumer backlash

Christchurch quake: Insurers face consumer backlash

Sunday, 29 April 2012 9:13 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

EXTENSION TO SMALL BUSINESS GRANT FOR CANTERBURY BUSINESSES

EXTENSION TO SMALL BUSINESS GRANT FOR CANTERBURY BUSINESSES

Thursday, 26 April 2012 12:53 p.m. by RecoverCanterbury Popular

Financial support is now available to small businesses requiring engineering or building reports thanks to an extension of the existing Independent Advice for Small Business grant.

Janine Starks ponders the parental dilemma of pocketmoney and argues that "we are a bunch of irresponsible miserable gits."

Janine Starks ponders the parental dilemma of pocketmoney and argues that "we are a bunch of irresponsible miserable gits."

Thursday, 26 April 2012 10:59 a.m. by JanineStarks

From the scary file of money-surveys, it pains me to report that two percent of children really do believe money grows on trees.  There will be a sigh of relief when it’s noted these are British children, but I wouldn’t be too quick to assume Kiwi kids are any less daft. 

New Web Tool Can Help Cantabrians

New Web Tool Can Help Cantabrians

Wednesday, 25 April 2012 11:22 a.m. by Tante Popular

5 weeks ago a new not-for-profit website was launched AskShareGive is a website where people can go to share their time, skills, transport or old or unwanted goods.  Although AskShareGive has been designed to be used nationwide, the roll out has focussed mainly on Aucklanders to determine how well the concept will go down.  As the results to date have been extremely encouraging, the AskShareGive team are keen to introduce the concept to Cantabrians to assist them in their journey of r ...

Telling tales: How NOT to eat Vegemite (or Marmite)

Telling tales: How NOT to eat Vegemite (or Marmite)

Monday, 23 April 2012 11:10 p.m. by KrisV Popular

So I've just got back from spending a few days with a friend in San Francisco - yep, I went from Shakeytown to the . Go figure. But I suppose if you only considered destinations based on perceptions of risk & safety, no-one would ever go anywhere.

My friend, who shall remain nameless, works at an independent grocery store - the kind that reacts to customer requests and is willing to stock oddball products such as and . It's not quite (if it was, it might be worth a fortune: see '') ...

Telling tales: How NOT to eat Vegemite (or Marmite)

Telling tales: How NOT to eat Vegemite (or Marmite)

Monday, 23 April 2012 11:10 p.m. by KrisV

So I've just got back from spending a few days with a friend in San Francisco - yep, I went from Shakeytown to the . Go figure. But I suppose if you only considered destinations based on perceptions of risk & safety, no-one would ever go anywhere.

My friend, who shall remain nameless, works at an independent grocery store - the kind that reacts to customer requests and is willing to stock oddball products such as and . It's not quite (if it was, it might be worth a fortune: ...

The Temple for Christchurch

The Temple for Christchurch

Monday, 23 April 2012 10:23 p.m. by TempleforChCh

What is the Temple? There is a great need for the people of Christchurch to finally let go of the horrific experiences they have suffered over the past 18 months. Almost everyone is hurting over the trauma they have been through. Whether you jump at the sign of quakes, refuse to go into buildings more than a single story high, or wear a helmet in the super market – we all have scars left behind. We are not often offered a tangible way to deal with these traumatic experiences, which are eit ...

Thank you Black Rock Arts Foundation!

Thank you Black Rock Arts Foundation!

Monday, 23 April 2012 9:50 p.m. by TempleforChCh

We are delighted that the Black Rock Arts Foundation has decided to support the Temple for Christchurch!

Selwyn Housing & Lifestyle Expo offers new options

Selwyn Housing & Lifestyle Expo offers new options

Monday, 23 April 2012 5:03 p.m. by leeofarrowtown

Find out why everyone is talking about the sensational Selwyn District!  Come and discover your options, this Saturday (12noon - 4pm) and Sunday (10am - 4pm), Rolleston Community Centre, Rolleston Drive.  For more information, visit .

Q+A: Greg Boyed Interviews Gerry Brownlee

Q+A: Greg Boyed Interviews Gerry Brownlee

Monday, 23 April 2012 11:02 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Meet Steve Carter – ChCh’s brand new Good News Reporter

Meet Steve Carter – ChCh’s brand new Good News Reporter

Sunday, 22 April 2012 8:23 p.m. by HappyZine

Q & A with Steve Carter, by Charlotte Squire 1.  Can you tell us some really important stuff about yourself? Hmmm, “important” is such a loaded word.  I am an ex-pat Brit, born in Merseyside and raised ...

42 Things to do in Christchurch!

42 Things to do in Christchurch!

Friday, 20 April 2012 12:59 p.m. by centrepoint Popular



The Distinctive City

The Distinctive City

Friday, 20 April 2012 11:49 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Council agrees to zero social housing increase - Glenn Livingstone

Council agrees to zero social housing increase - Glenn Livingstone

Friday, 20 April 2012 7:34 a.m. by Glenn Livingstone Popular

Social Housing Media Release  

Quick pic

Quick pic

Friday, 20 April 2012 5:38 a.m. by KrisV Popular



The HIVE - Home Innovation Village

The HIVE - Home Innovation Village

Thursday, 19 April 2012 10:11 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Recycle E-Waste

Recycle E-Waste

Thursday, 19 April 2012 12:20 p.m. by GerryMacP Popular

Molten Media Charitable Trust is looking for your old computer, electronic equipment and appliances in any condition for recycling or refurbishing for donation to community groups and individuals in need.

Launch of the Central Christchurch Development Unit

Launch of the Central Christchurch Development Unit

Wednesday, 18 April 2012 3:11 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Christchurch Earthquake Insurance Experience Survey Results

Christchurch Earthquake Insurance Experience Survey Results

Thursday, 12 April 2012 2:23 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

transportforchch.govt.nz - Christchurch Road Situations

transportforchch.govt.nz - Christchurch Road Situations

Thursday, 12 April 2012 11:46 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Massive 8.7 Earthquake in Indonesia - Tsunami Warning for Indian Ocean

Massive 8.7 Earthquake in Indonesia - Tsunami Warning for Indian Ocean

Wednesday, 11 April 2012 9:35 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Society for Earthquake Earthquake engineering conference

Society for Earthquake Earthquake engineering conference

Wednesday, 11 April 2012 2:50 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Rawhiti Domain Temporary Accommodation Village Information Morning

Rawhiti Domain Temporary Accommodation Village Information Morning

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 11:31 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Returning to Sumner, Christchurch After 15 Months

Returning to Sumner, Christchurch After 15 Months

Sunday, 8 April 2012 12:18 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Fifteen Months’ Absence From Sumner, Christchurch… What Changes Will I Find Here? I’ve finally found the courage to return to Sumner, 459 days after my last brief visit, when I had dropped friends off at the cruise ship in Lyttelton Harbour. It all seems like forever ago, spending the early evening up by the lookout [...]

Returning to Sumner, Christchurch After 15 Months

Returning to Sumner, Christchurch After 15 Months

Sunday, 8 April 2012 12:18 a.m. by DebDonnell

Fifteen Months’ Absence From Sumner, Christchurch… What Changes Will I Find Here? I’ve finally found the courage to return to Sumner, 459 days after my last brief visit, when I had dropped friends off at the cruise ship in Lyttelton Harbour. It all seems like forever ago, spending the early evening up by the lookout [...]

Good Friday – The Death of Christchurch City

Good Friday – The Death of Christchurch City

Friday, 6 April 2012 7:52 p.m. by DebDonnell

The Old Christchurch is Going… But Resurrection Is Still A Long Way Off Talking about religious beliefs is something I normally avoid, mainly because it is a deeply personal thing that becomes controversial and emotive when shared in public. However, with the rather huge “elephant in the City” (our earthquake damaged Christ Church Cathedral), it [...]

Good Friday – The Death of Christchurch City

Good Friday – The Death of Christchurch City

Friday, 6 April 2012 7:52 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

The Old Christchurch is Going… But Resurrection Is Still A Long Way Off Talking about religious beliefs is something I normally avoid, mainly because it is a deeply personal thing that becomes controversial and emotive when shared in public. However, with the rather huge “elephant in the City” (our earthquake damaged Christ Church Cathedral), it [...]

AMI Insurance Changes Hands to IAG Today

AMI Insurance Changes Hands to IAG Today

Thursday, 5 April 2012 10:36 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

THREE LOCAL BUSINESSES RECOGNISED AT CHCH BUSINESS AWARDS

THREE LOCAL BUSINESSES RECOGNISED AT CHCH BUSINESS AWARDS

Wednesday, 4 April 2012 9:47 p.m. by RecoverCanterbury Popular

Three Christchurch businesses have been recognised for the part they played in a public campaign that aimed to drive local business growth.

BUSINESS LEADERS WELCOME CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL ENGAGEMENT

BUSINESS LEADERS WELCOME CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL ENGAGEMENT

Wednesday, 4 April 2012 4:59 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Rawhiti Domain Temporary Village Site

Rawhiti Domain Temporary Village Site

Wednesday, 4 April 2012 12:56 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Coming out

Coming out

Tuesday, 3 April 2012 11:26 p.m. by KrisV Popular

Over the last few years I've come to the realisation that I'm not what I thought I was. Sometimes I guess it just takes a while for it to sink in that perhaps you've only been acting in a certain way because that's what was expected of you.

But what if all you are ever exposed to are thoughts & theories that keep reinforcing those notions, never exposing you to anything different, never sharing ideas that may challenge your perception of what is 'right' and 'normal'?

I was one ...

TRUST TO SUPPORT BUILDING OF CHCH HI-TECH BUSINESS HUB

TRUST TO SUPPORT BUILDING OF CHCH HI-TECH BUSINESS HUB

Tuesday, 3 April 2012 2:08 p.m. by RecoverCanterbury Popular

This is according to the Canterbury Business Recovery Trust, which is lending its support to the EPIC campus by underwriting parts of the project.  Thanks to the Trust’s support EPIC, or Enterprise Precinct and Innovation Campus, has been able to secure the funding to get the project off the ground.

Third time lucky

Third time lucky

Sunday, 1 April 2012 6:03 p.m. by KrisV Popular

On Friday (and Saturday) night hubby & I were at the of one of Lyttelton's few surviving drinking holes - the . Hopefully it proves to be third time lucky... even though each reopening party has been a hell of a good time, we're all hoping there isn't going to be a fourpeat.

The first reopening party was way back in 2010, after the September earthquake. I almost made it - I did get to Lyttelton that night, but at the exact moment I arrived in town, the Wundy was absolutely packed and ...

Christchurch Quake Blues Over TC3 Land

Christchurch Quake Blues Over TC3 Land

Friday, 30 March 2012 8:49 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Has Your Been Land Zoned TC3 because of the Christchurch Quakes? I know I haven’t posted for a while. I think I’ve probably had a bit of Post Trauma Stress from the Christchurch Quake, so have been focusing on self-managing that. A few things triggered this. The anniversary of 22 February and graphic photos being [...]

Rebuild to test mediocre builders

Rebuild to test mediocre builders

Thursday, 29 March 2012 10:08 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

The Christchurch rebuild will be a testing ground for changing the "she'll be right" culture and below average performance of the building industry.

Lost and found

Lost and found

Wednesday, 28 March 2012 8:39 p.m. by KrisV Popular

Sing along now, you know the tune...




If you liked that little number, here's a few other fun numbers to consider:

: The number of days since I've seen my suitcase

: Days left to make a claim against the original carrier for lost luggage

: Days remaining until my next trip, when I'm gonna need that suitcase (and those clothes)

: How many times I've called the Auckland baggage centre since my return. Yay for 0800 numbers :)

: Airports in whic ...

Shaky relationships post-quake

Shaky relationships post-quake

Sunday, 25 March 2012 6:13 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

The Peoples Steeple - AN OPEN LETTER TO CHRISTCHURCH

The Peoples Steeple - AN OPEN LETTER TO CHRISTCHURCH

Sunday, 25 March 2012 6:11 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

The Rebirth of Christchurch

The Rebirth of Christchurch

Sunday, 25 March 2012 5:55 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Dancing in the rain

Dancing in the rain

Sunday, 25 March 2012 1:19 p.m. by KrisV Popular

On Wednesday the call went out: We need dancers!


One of many projects, the , was about to be filmed as part of a project by/for . Gehl have been involved in our central city rebuild plan, and are helping to make people-friendly cities around the world. Our little Dance-o-mat was to be featured as part of... well, to be honest, I'm not exactly sure what the topic/story of this film is, but it was a good excuse to get off my arse and check out the Dance-o-mat. Especially when they said ...

Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae To Volunteer For A Day

Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae To Volunteer For A Day

Thursday, 22 March 2012 4:50 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

ENI Engineering Relaunches in New Premises

ENI Engineering Relaunches in New Premises

Thursday, 22 March 2012 4:48 p.m. by Swiggs Popular