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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
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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

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!

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 .

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



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



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.

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

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 ...

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 ...

Heal Christchurch - Free Stress Relief Consultations

Heal Christchurch - Free Stress Relief Consultations

Monday, 19 March 2012 10:46 a.m. by HealChristchurch Popular

 

Public Art Workshop for Christchurch

Public Art Workshop for Christchurch

Friday, 16 March 2012 2:53 p.m. by SCAPE Christchurch Biennial Popular

A week of it

A week of it

Thursday, 15 March 2012 9:00 p.m. by KrisV Popular



 ...or perhaps, a week without it.


A week without earthquakes, a week without Kiwi accents.
A week without decent coffee, and a week without my luggage.

Yes, in yet another demonstration of the , when I arrived in the USA on March 3rd en-route to my conference in Orlando, my luggage was nowhere to be seen. This situation was not entirely unexpected however, as it had not been a smooth trip from the beginning.

The trouble started when my very first flight ...

CanCERN Newsletter #29 - 9th March

CanCERN Newsletter #29 - 9th March

Monday, 12 March 2012 11:10 a.m. by CanCERN Popular

CanCERN Newsletter #28 2 March

CanCERN Newsletter #28 2 March

Monday, 12 March 2012 10:54 a.m. by CanCERN Popular

CanCERN Newsletter #26 - 10th February 2012

CanCERN Newsletter #26 - 10th February 2012

Monday, 12 March 2012 10:47 a.m. by CanCERN Popular

CanCERN Newsletter #24 - 27th January 2012

CanCERN Newsletter #24 - 27th January 2012

Monday, 12 March 2012 10:46 a.m. by CanCERN Popular