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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

CanCERN Newsletter #23 - 20th January 2012

CanCERN Newsletter #23 - 20th January 2012

Monday, 12 March 2012 10:44 a.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

CanCERN Newsletter #22 - 13th January 2012

CanCERN Newsletter #22 - 13th January 2012

Monday, 12 March 2012 10:42 a.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

Newsletter #21 - 22 December  2012

Newsletter #21 - 22 December 2012

Monday, 12 March 2012 10:40 a.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

Farewell to Christchurch Cathedral - A City Icon

Farewell to Christchurch Cathedral - A City Icon

Sunday, 11 March 2012 7:17 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

Christchurch residents have been given a chance to farewell Christchurch Cathedral before demolition starts. For two weekends in March, a walkway has been opened along Colombo Street to allow access to Cathedral Square. Thousands have taken advantage of this and a never-ending stream of visitors has lined the walkway which is contained between fences. for more details and photos.





Farewell to Christchurch Cathedral - A City Icon

Farewell to Christchurch Cathedral - A City Icon

Sunday, 11 March 2012 7:17 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

Christchurch residents have been given a chance to farewell Christchurch Cathedral before demolition starts. For two weekends in March, a walkway has been opened along Colombo Street to allow access to Cathedral Square. Thousands have taken advantage of this and a never-ending stream of visitors has lined the walkway which is contained between fences. for more details and photos.





Demolished by the Christchurch Quakes

Demolished by the Christchurch Quakes

Tuesday, 6 March 2012 11:44 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Seismic resilience key to new Christchurch CBD: steel industry

Seismic resilience key to new Christchurch CBD: steel industry

Friday, 2 March 2012 5:27 p.m. by hamisha Popular

Minister of Building and Construction Maurice Williamson expressed confidence in New Zealand’s structural steel industry as he opened a forum held in Christchurch on Wednesday night (29 February).

$4 MILLION MARK REACHED BY BUSINESS SUPPORT TRUST

$4 MILLION MARK REACHED BY BUSINESS SUPPORT TRUST

Thursday, 1 March 2012 11:23 p.m. by RecoverCanterbury Popular

 

Someones in your exact same boat - working together

Someone's in your exact same boat - working together

Thursday, 1 March 2012 5:51 p.m. by letsgetonwithit Popular

.  There are so many people in exactly the same boat who are struggling to make progress -  I mean their situation is the same as yours. I am so sick of getting the run around from people on the end of the phone who can't seem to make a decision or even advise correctly. The reason we can't make progress is now clear to me after hours of phone calls over the last year leading nowhere - 

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 10:28 p.m. by KrisV Popular



Step 2: Wait a few months for a decision from your insurance company. Go through more major earthquakes, and wait a few more months for insurance company to deal with the sudden deluge of new claims.

Christchurch Quake Poem

Christchurch Quake Poem

Monday, 27 February 2012 5:06 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

 

NEW CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES TO SUPPORT CHRISTCHURCH BUSINESSES

NEW CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES TO SUPPORT CHRISTCHURCH BUSINESSES

Monday, 27 February 2012 12:36 p.m. by RecoverCanterbury Popular

A campaign is underway to drive business growth by encouraging Cantabrians to rediscover and get into their city.

Christchurch Memorial Service

Christchurch Memorial Service

Friday, 24 February 2012 11:02 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

On the 22nd February 2012, a memorial service was held in Hagley Park, Christchurch to pay tribute to those who died in the 6.3 earthquake a year earlier. It was a somber occasion marked with many tears and much heartache and sadness. Approximately 10,000 people attended and the service concluded with the release of 185 monarch butterflies - one for each life lost in the earthquake. It was a painful but necessary part of the ongoing healing for the people of Christchurch. for a person ...

New Zealand Red Cross Worker Receives Christchurch Earthquake Award

New Zealand Red Cross Worker Receives Christchurch Earthquake Award

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 9:02 p.m. by RedCross Popular

New Zealand Red Cross emergency management officer Stephen Manson has received a Christchurch Earthquake Award for his actions during and after the September and February earthquakes.

February 22 one year on

February 22 one year on

Tuesday, 21 February 2012 12:00 p.m. by RedCross Popular

Twelve months has passed since the earthquake that devastated Canterbury on February 22, 2011, and the loss of life and destruction are still very raw for many of those affected.

On yer bike: PMT, PCS & SOS

On yer bike: PMT, PCS & SOS

Monday, 20 February 2012 6:17 p.m. by KrisV Popular

It's two-for-the-price-of-one time... two (or maybe more) different topics being squished into one post thanks to the general chaos & busyness that is life in Shakeytown. Well, my life anyway - I can't claim to speak on anyone else's behalf.

But no matter how much is going on, it's important that we remember to make time to stop and smell the roses. Even here in the land of the empty lot, there are events taking place that are worth making an effort to get to. One such gig was the rec ...

On yer bike: PMT, PCS & SOS

On yer bike: PMT, PCS & SOS

Monday, 20 February 2012 6:17 p.m. by KrisV

It's two-for-the-price-of-one time... two (or maybe more) different topics being squished into one post thanks to the general chaos & busyness that is life in Shakeytown. Well, my life anyway - I can't claim to speak on anyone else's behalf.

But no matter how much is going on, it's important that we remember to make time to stop and smell the roses. Even here in the land of the empty lot, there are events taking place that are worth making an effort to get to. One such ...

How To Manage Christchurch Quake Trauma

How To Manage Christchurch Quake Trauma

Sunday, 19 February 2012 5:28 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

 

Personal Account of the Media Red Zone Tour in Chirstchurch

Personal Account of the Media Red Zone Tour in Chirstchurch

Friday, 17 February 2012 9:26 a.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

On Wednesday 15th February 2012, I was part of a media tour around the red-zoned CBD of Christchurch. Following the devastating 6.3 earthquake on the 22nd February 2011, the city centre was shut down as authorities worked to secure the area and clear damaged buildings. This has proved to be a long, painful process and apart from a brief period when the public could access the city through Red Zone bus tours and a walkway into Cathedral Square, the city has remained off limits.

Although no ...

Media Red Zone Tour

Media Red Zone Tour

Wednesday, 15 February 2012 10:38 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

On Wednesday 15th February 2012, the media were invited on a red zone tour of the devastated CBD of Christchurch. This was in preparation for the first anniversary of the 6.3 22nd February earthquake that claimed 185 lives. Journalists were taken into the city by bus which stopped at four points to allow them to capture footage and take photos. for more news on the red zone tour.




Still feeling damaged from the Christchurch Quakes?

Still feeling damaged from the Christchurch Quakes?

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 3:07 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Every day is a Shocking Reminder of Earthquakes in Christchurch After watching the Shocking Reminder documentary about the Christchurch Earthquake on Prime TV last night, I had a number of people share with me how watching this (or not!) made them feel. So this article is for everyone who is feeling damaged, anxious or afraid [...]

Clowning around

Clowning around

Saturday, 11 February 2012 5:43 p.m. by KrisV Popular


I nearly didn't go to the protest on February 1st at the CCC. By the time protest-day was drawing near, Mr M had and the government had announced a would be sitting at the council table in an effort to make everyone . Whether this appointment has any or not is , but then again, what point is there in quibbling over details when it could probably be quickly & easily written into the CERA legislation somewhere. Who knows what's already covered in there... some of the councillors .

Important for Christchurch rebuild

Important for Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 10 February 2012 7:21 p.m. by daniel18 Popular

This is a relatively new building technique that seriously needs to be looked at for the rebuild of Christchurch. It will be revolutionary if this technique of Pres-Lam is utilised. It will provide a safer option fo buildings in earthquake prone areas. The people in charge of the rebuild should definately look into this further so that the devastation will not happen again. We shouldn't rush to rebuild without first looking at new techniques that will improve the quality of our buildings. If ...

HARBOUR GARDEN

HARBOUR GARDEN

Tuesday, 7 February 2012 12:09 p.m. by GetLocal

I’d wanted to visit for months but it seemed to consistently rain on Wednesday mornings. Then finally, a bright morning in late December! I high-tailed it to the (yet another example of the incredible sense of community that is unique to Lyttelton.) And, what a bonus, it was shared lunch day!

Christchurch Quake Anniversary Chaos

Christchurch Quake Anniversary Chaos

Thursday, 2 February 2012 9:57 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular


CHRISTCHURCH COMPANY SECURES MAJOR INTERNATIONAL CONTRACT

CHRISTCHURCH COMPANY SECURES MAJOR INTERNATIONAL CONTRACT

Wednesday, 1 February 2012 6:47 p.m. by RecoverCanterbury Popular

 

Minister to open Christchurch rebuild event

Minister to open Christchurch rebuild event

Wednesday, 1 February 2012 12:09 p.m. by hamisha Popular

Minister of Building and Construction Maurice Williamson will open and attend a forum for Christchurch’s building and property professionals on 29 February. The event - – aims to make the case for structural steel to play a leading role in the rebuilding of the city.

Achieve or Leave

Achieve or Leave

Tuesday, 31 January 2012 2:12 p.m. by Hardy Popular

ACHIEVE OR LEAVE. By David Calder Hardy.cs&e

Check Out Christchurchs Restaurants

Check Out Christchurch's Restaurants

Tuesday, 31 January 2012 8:18 a.m. by DanielHogan Popular

While the city remains expecting the latest gastronomic growth that other New Zealand towns have experienced, personnel coming to Christchurch for the rebuild shall be very pleased with the restaurant opportunities.

The little gig that could

The little gig that could

Sunday, 29 January 2012 5:53 p.m. by KrisV Popular

I called in to see hubby at last Wednesday...

"See that woman sitting with the laptop down the back?"
I nodded.
"That's Amanda Palmer, lead singer for the Dresden Dolls. She's got tattoed eyebrows, likes strong coffee, and..." He leaned over the counter with a glint in his eye and a huge grin on his face.
"...she's married to Neil Gaiman."

Now was indeed cool. My inner book geek squeed with delight, while my outer self retained (I hope) its calm facade. I'd heard of the ...

Help the Christchurch School of Gymnastics

Help the Christchurch School of Gymnastics

Tuesday, 24 January 2012 4:01 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

The Christchurch School of Gymnastics Wants To Land On Their Feet The Christchurch School of Gymnastics has been badly impacted by the Christchurch Earthquakes. Located in a building in front of the QEII Sports Complex, it is now in danger of having to close their world class gymnasium. Please help them to land on their [...]

Your 15 minutes starts now

Your 15 minutes starts now

Thursday, 19 January 2012 1:11 p.m. by KrisV Popular

To those of you who have just joined us, welcome aboard and thanks for flying Shakeytown Airways. Please buckle up, it's going to be a bumpy ride.

If you've boarded this flight thinking it's going to be non-stop hilarity, you may wish to leave the aircraft before takeoff. Those of you who are frequent flyers will know that the movie selection on board tends to be a little moody, going up and down with the movements of the planet, the local council and anything else that is encountered alo ...

Cooperative sections Meeting

Cooperative sections Meeting

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 9:15 a.m. by gvbutcher Popular

On Thursday 19 January  6:00 p.m. in the Sydenham Room, South Learning Centre,South Library (66 Colombo St – beside Heathcote River bridge) Geoff Butcher will outline the proposal to develop sections co-operatively. 

Storytime in Shakeytown

Storytime in Shakeytown

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 9:01 p.m. by KrisV Popular

Gather round and get yourselves comfortable, cos it's time for a little fairy story*. This one comes from a mystical town that may seem familiar - the Land of Containers, Hardhats, Cracks & Hazards... or Chch for short.

The boss council worker - let's call him Mr Moustache - had only just come back from and already things were going . He went to see the big cheese, his dear friend and close adviser, Smiley Bob, to see if could help cheer him up.
"Smiley Bob," he said, "it seems ...

NEW GRANT FOR CANTERBURY BUSINESSES

NEW GRANT FOR CANTERBURY BUSINESSES

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 9:23 a.m. by RecoverCanterbury Popular

Canterbury’s leading business recovery agency is welcoming a new grant, which it says will provide some much-needed relief for small businesses.

Christchurch Businesses Determined to Survive

Christchurch Businesses Determined to Survive

Saturday, 7 January 2012 6:38 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Yesterday I came across a few Christchurch Businesses that are determined to survive, so thought I would share some details about what they offer and where they are located. They include the three businesses at the ‘container’ shops at 121 Papanui Road (Merivale Lane corner) – Petersens Jewellers, De Spa Chocolates and Cafe Metro, as [...]

January 2012 - Swarm of Aftershocks in Christchurch

January 2012 - Swarm of Aftershocks in Christchurch

Tuesday, 3 January 2012 1:42 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

Starting soon after midnight on the 2nd January 2012, Christchurch was shaken by approximately 50 aftershocks during the course of the day. The largest were recorded as magnitude 5.1 and 5.5. All the shocks were centred under the sea to the east of the city.

Locals had a restless night as the ground heaved beneath them, knocking out power to thousands of homes. This was restored by the morning but people were uneasy as the city continued to rock and roll throughout the day and into t ...

January 2012 - Swarm of Aftershocks in Christchurch

January 2012 - Swarm of Aftershocks in Christchurch

Tuesday, 3 January 2012 1:42 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

Starting soon after midnight on the 2nd January 2012, Christchurch was shaken by approximately 50 aftershocks during the course of the day. The largest were recorded as magnitude 5.1 and 5.5. All the shocks were centred under the sea to the east of the city.

Locals had a restless night as the ground heaved beneath them, knocking out power to thousands of homes. This was restored by the morning but people were uneasy as the city continued to rock and roll throughout the day and into t ...

Winning the Psychological War of the Christchurch Quakes

Winning the Psychological War of the Christchurch Quakes

Monday, 2 January 2012 12:36 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

 

Points to watch during regeneration

Points to watch during regeneration

Monday, 2 January 2012 11:07 a.m. by DrNick Popular

Jonathan Meades is a writer on amongst things, architecture.

December Aftershocks in Christchurch

December Aftershocks in Christchurch

Friday, 30 December 2011 11:00 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

New Year Resolutions for Christchurch Earthquake Veterans

New Year Resolutions for Christchurch Earthquake Veterans

Friday, 30 December 2011 1:20 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

The Annus Horriblis of Christchurch Earthquakes The New Year is approaching and I know that for all Christchurch Earthquake Veterans, we are all hoping that 2012 will prove to be a much better year than 2011. It was our annus horribilis (Year of Horrors for those who don’t speak Latin), and one many of us [...]

Merry Xmas Mr M.

Merry Xmas Mr M.

Friday, 23 December 2011 6:23 p.m. by KrisV Popular