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Peter Beaven

Peter Beaven

Sunday, 17 June 2012 4:25 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

Peter Beaven, 86, died peacefully in Blenheim on 4 June, 2012 after being diagnosed with cancer in late 2011. 

Christchurch: The Way Forward

Christchurch: The Way Forward

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 12:09 a.m. by CantabriansUnite Popular

Snow daze & battling bastards

Snow daze & battling bastards

Tuesday, 12 June 2012 5:15 p.m. by KrisV Popular

The snow has almost completely gone now but in our amateur-weather-predicting defense, it a rather that dumped it on us. The complete lack of wind meant the snow clouds remained parked overhead, straight down in a sweet, floaty kind of way.

So, , I went wandering with my camera on Thursday to capture some of the neighbourhood winter wonderland...





On Friday I ventured round to the house to see what progress had been made since the snow dump. The ground conditions ...

Red Zone Homes Recycled

Red Zone Homes Recycled

Monday, 11 June 2012 4:48 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

ROOTS UNDERGROUND

ROOTS UNDERGROUND

Monday, 11 June 2012 11:40 a.m. by GetLocal Popular

There’s an underground movement in Lyttelton and it’s called . It’s all about local, honest food.

Walking a mile in someone else’s shoes… #EQC #CHCH #EQNZ

Walking a mile in someone else’s shoes… #EQC #CHCH #EQNZ

Sunday, 10 June 2012 7:16 p.m. by nickmackechnie Popular

Hi All,

Gap Filler: painting Christchurch like a canvas

Gap Filler: painting Christchurch like a canvas

Friday, 8 June 2012 6:45 a.m. by HappyZine Popular

 

Gap Filler: painting Christchurch like a canvas

Gap Filler: painting Christchurch like a canvas

Friday, 8 June 2012 6:45 a.m. by HappyZine

Local Good News/Christchurch by Steve Carter It’s about vacant spaces. We certainly have a lot of them in Christchurch right now. More importantly, it is about how we choose to engage with those spaces and how those choices ...

NZ-RT (Response Teams) Christchurch Earthquake Deployment

NZ-RT (Response Teams) Christchurch Earthquake Deployment

Thursday, 7 June 2012 1:34 p.m. by DebDonnell

Were you part of a NZ-RT (Response Team) deployed after the 22 February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake? I am currently working with two of the NZ-RT members to produce a book on the NZ-RT taskings after the Christchurch Earthquake and need your help. Background: The NZ-RTs are made up of volunteer members of the community who [...]

NZ-RT (Response Teams) Christchurch Earthquake Deployment

NZ-RT (Response Teams) Christchurch Earthquake Deployment

Thursday, 7 June 2012 1:34 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

 

Deja-choo

Deja-choo

Wednesday, 6 June 2012 11:22 p.m. by KrisV Popular

There's been a lot going on over the last couple of weeks including the odd winter sniffle. Luckily most of the snottiness has passed me by, inflicting most of its damage on the male members of the household.

Which is just as well, as I've been far too busy to get sick - organising protest meetings about public broadcasting, making my thoughts heard on the UC Arts proposal (votes/results ), working my last shifts at the Quake Box and doing some fill-in production work a few days a week... ...

Design Forum

Design Forum

Sunday, 3 June 2012 12:37 p.m. by FutureChChDesign

 

Urban Regeneration

Urban Regeneration

Sunday, 3 June 2012 12:37 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Events Square

Events Square

Sunday, 3 June 2012 12:36 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Rural R&D Station

Rural R&D Station

Sunday, 3 June 2012 12:36 p.m. by FutureChChDesign

How does a customer experience not only a company’s product, but also the company itself? How do we begin to formulate an architectural solution for the identity of a company? With this is mind, how do we design an experience? The proposal is a hybrid building consisting of a ski lodge, office spaces, a wool …

Urban R&D Station

Urban R&D Station

Sunday, 3 June 2012 12:34 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Mixed-Use Module

Mixed-Use Module

Sunday, 3 June 2012 12:28 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Contemporary Temporary Arts Centre

Contemporary Temporary Arts Centre

Sunday, 3 June 2012 12:26 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Growing Sustainably

Growing Sustainably

Sunday, 3 June 2012 12:19 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Joint Space

Joint Space

Sunday, 3 June 2012 12:17 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Christchurch: From rags to rethreads

Christchurch: From rags to rethreads

Friday, 1 June 2012 2:06 p.m. by HappyZine Popular

 

Christchurch: From rags to rethreads

Christchurch: From rags to rethreads

Friday, 1 June 2012 2:06 p.m. by HappyZine Popular

Local Good News/Christchurch By Steve Carter Briar Cook is making me a skirt. Leaving aside for now the reasons why that might be, I’m assured that it will be “kiltish and kick-ass.” That suits me just fine. Besides, ...

Final Reviews AD1

Final Reviews AD1

Thursday, 31 May 2012 5:07 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Moving - Day 627

Moving - Day 627

Monday, 28 May 2012 2:53 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Sorry for the lack of updates over the past week. 

Aerial View of Earthquake-Damaged Christchurch CBD

Aerial View of Earthquake-Damaged Christchurch CBD

Saturday, 26 May 2012 8:29 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

The following images were taken during a helicopter flight over Christchurch on Saturday 26th May 2012. They show the large gaps left by the demolition of hundreds of buildings. The red zone of the city has been inaccessible to the public since the February 22nd earthquake in 2011.






Christchurch Aftershocks 25th May 2012

Christchurch Aftershocks 25th May 2012

Friday, 25 May 2012 3:09 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

Following a few days of increased seismic activity, Christchurch experienced a 5.2 aftershock at 2:44pm on the 25 May 2012. It was centred in the sea between New Brighton and Sumner at a depth of 10 kilometres. The Mercalli scale registered it as VI meaning the following: Felt by everyone. Difficult to stand. Some heavy furniture moved, some plaster falls. Chimneys may be slightly damaged. reported it as the 30th biggest shake since the 7.1 earthquake on the 4th September 2010. It was followed ...

Christchurch: Another Galloping Gourmet by Steve Carter

Christchurch: Another Galloping Gourmet by Steve Carter

Friday, 25 May 2012 10:32 a.m. by HappyZine Popular

Local Good News/ Christchurch by Steve Carter Picture the scene. It’s been a busy day, you’re tired and you really don’t feel like cooking dinner. A takeaway beckons: cheekily, annoyingly. You know that it’s not really the best food. ...

Christchurch: Another Galloping Gourmet by Steve Carter

Christchurch: Another Galloping Gourmet by Steve Carter

Friday, 25 May 2012 10:32 a.m. by HappyZine

Local Good News/ Christchurch by Steve Carter Picture the scene. It’s been a busy day, you’re tired and you really don’t feel like cooking dinner. A takeaway beckons: cheekily, annoyingly. You know that it’s not really the best food. ...

The news game

The news game

Thursday, 24 May 2012 9:43 p.m. by KrisV Popular


Volunteer Canterbury Recognition Awards Day 621

Volunteer Canterbury Recognition Awards Day 621

Tuesday, 22 May 2012 12:54 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Hi All,

Christchurch Aftershocks on Sunday 20th May 2012

Christchurch Aftershocks on Sunday 20th May 2012

Sunday, 20 May 2012 6:08 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

After a relatively quiet period, Christchurch and Canterbury have experienced several fair-sized aftershocks in the last few days. According to the shakes were of the following magnitudes:

Tuesday May 15th, 1:27pm, 4.5 earthquake, 11 kilometres deep, 10 kilometres north-east of Chirstchurch
Sunday May 20th, 9:35am, 4.1 earthquake, 10 kilometres deep, 20 kilometres west of Christchurch
Sunday May 20th, 5:06pm, 4.8 earthquake, 8 kilometres deep, 20 kilometres east of Christchurch
...

Scenes from a mall

Scenes from a mall

Friday, 18 May 2012 9:57 p.m. by KrisV Popular

For the last month I've been spending 2-3 days a week working at the in City Mall. This little stint has now come to an end - the Quake Box gets moved to a new location this weekend.

It's been... interesting. So here, in no particular order, are some random incidents and photos from the central city in recent times.


There are no shortage of demolition sites around the inner city. This is one I passed by every morning on my way into the mall. A fortuitously timed red light allo ...

On Day 617 - Trying to Stay Positive

On Day 617 - Trying to Stay Positive

Friday, 18 May 2012 12:07 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Today might not be a good day for some of us in Christchurch. It is 20 months since the first earthquakes started to shake our foundations around. The minister has just announced more land zone changes and this is going to have a direct impact on the lives of people. For some these latest announcements and the ones prior are a relief and the possibilities that come are beneficial for you but for others the zoning and the change is a huge burdon on our lives. 

Christchurch: Places of Tranquillity by Steve Carter

Christchurch: Places of Tranquillity by Steve Carter

Friday, 18 May 2012 7:02 a.m. by HappyZine

Local Good News Report/Christchurch Places of Tranquillity “We’ve lost our places of tranquillity.” This was a feeling expressed to Michelle Whitaker, Coordinator of Healthy Christchurch, at a public forum following September 2010. The beaches were largely inaccessible for ...

Christchurch: Places of Tranquillity by Steve Carter

Christchurch: Places of Tranquillity by Steve Carter

Friday, 18 May 2012 7:02 a.m. by HappyZine

Local Good News Report/Christchurch Places of Tranquillity “We’ve lost our places of tranquillity.” This was a feeling expressed to Michelle Whitaker, Coordinator of Healthy Christchurch, at a public forum following September 2010. The beaches were largely inaccessible for ...

my business

my business

Thursday, 17 May 2012 6:11 p.m. by muzzj

Since the first meeting in New Brighton I have been assured that  no business is affected by red zoning.I tried to explain that we had been red zoned.

Day 616  The battle of Bureaucrats.

Day 616 The battle of Bureaucrats.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012 10:46 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

An article posted by the press mentioned that the bureaucratic process is more damaging than the one of the earthquakes. In some way to individual lives yes it is. Battling through trying to get something done is a mission and many of us know first hand the annoyance that is caused by this. But lets stop for a second and think about it before once again jumping to a conclusion and getting negaitive about it.

Day 615 - Common Ground

Day 615 - Common Ground

Wednesday, 16 May 2012 10:19 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

15th May 4.5 Aftershock in Christchurch

15th May 4.5 Aftershock in Christchurch

Wednesday, 16 May 2012 7:09 a.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

reported a 4.5 aftershock in Christchurch on the 15th May 2012. The shake occurred at 1:27pm and was centred in the ocean near New Brighton. recorded the depth as 10.39 kilometres and it measured v on the Mercalli scale. This means the quake was felt by almost everyone, some people awakened. Small objects moved. trees and poles may shake.

Locals described it as a jolt followed by an extended wobble. Facebook comments included the following:
The widespread feeling was it was the bigge ...

Congratulations! Its a...

Congratulations! It's a...

Monday, 14 May 2012 10:36 p.m. by KrisV

... hole.
Yep, we're now the proud owners of a hole in the ground.

Given that in the whole of last week we only added a fence, it's nice to see some progress. Already we're a day behind schedule - this digging was supposed to happen last Friday - but at least it's a glorious, muddy start.

Congratulations! Its a...

Congratulations! It's a...

Monday, 14 May 2012 10:36 p.m. by KrisV Popular

... hole.
Yep, we're now the proud owners of a hole in the ground.

Given that in the whole of last week we only added a fence, it's nice to see some progress. Already we're a day behind schedule - this digging was supposed to happen last Friday - but at least it's a glorious, muddy start.

There's something about watching a man in a digger that takes me back to my childhood, and days spent with friends in the sandpit or at the beach, sculpting the earth as we pleased. It's quite ...

Random Crafts of Kindness – by Steve Carter

Random Crafts of Kindness – by Steve Carter

Friday, 11 May 2012 7:05 a.m. by HappyZine

Local Good News/Christchurch It’s often the little things that make a difference. When one is surrounded by evidence of destruction and change every day, as we are in this city, it is easy to feel overwhelmed or ...

Random Crafts of Kindness – by Steve Carter

Random Crafts of Kindness – by Steve Carter

Friday, 11 May 2012 7:05 a.m. by HappyZine Popular

 

Denied Temporary Accommodation Allowance

Denied Temporary Accommodation Allowance

Tuesday, 8 May 2012 11:46 p.m. by PPower Popular

We had to move out of our house which we owned after Feb 22. We own a rental property and our tenants wanted to leave so we moved into our own rental property. Lumley Insurance happily paid for my accommodation allowance as a displaced insurer to me as the landlord of a different property. They saw the fact that we had a rental property did not affect the fact we were displaced from our normal place of residence.

Ready, Set, Build

Ready, Set, Build

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

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...

So, things starting to happen, it's just that in the city centre there's sti ...

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 ...

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

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.

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!