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Getting Back To Business - Fired Up For Restaurants Recovery

Getting Back To Business - Fired Up For Restaurants Recovery

Wednesday, 23 November 2011 11:13 p.m. by RecoverCanterbury Popular

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Getting Back To Business - Plan In Place For Haka Lodge

Getting Back To Business - Plan In Place For Haka Lodge

Wednesday, 23 November 2011 11:03 p.m. by RecoverCanterbury Popular

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Christchurch Quake Healing Program

Christchurch Quake Healing Program

Wednesday, 23 November 2011 4:48 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

In May this year, I began a series of articles which provide strategies to building your resilence and returning to being empowered after our devastating times in our city. The Christchurch Quake Healing Program guides you through a ten step process where you will learn how to rekindle some long forgotten dreams, set goals, and take action to making them reality.

Fairy Lights fundraiser

Fairy Lights fundraiser

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 9:54 p.m. by KrisV Popular

We're a city of many colours these days, and most of us are only just finding out all the intricacies of being different shades of green. I went to the Flying Nun 30th Anniversary gigs this weekend, and all around me people were discussing the ramifications of this . It's kinda funny, because little ol' C-city has always been preoccupied with zones... only they used to be school zones, not land zones. Same shit, different day really, and as a wise man once said, 'it isn't easy being green'...

Historic Christchurch CBD Building to Be Reopened

Historic Christchurch CBD Building to Be Reopened

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 5:06 p.m. by RecoverCanterbury Popular

 

AND THE BEAT GOES ON

AND THE BEAT GOES ON

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 1:28 p.m. by GetLocal

It was a locals’ secret – the alternative, grassroots café. Then the February quake struck. Suddenly what had been a local hangout transformed. Police cars began lining up outside. An army tank parked on the corner. Army guys posed for photos with customers. Business boomed for .

Christchurch Quake Damage

Christchurch Quake Damage

Friday, 18 November 2011 9:18 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Highs & lows

Highs & lows

Wednesday, 16 November 2011 4:21 p.m. by KrisV Popular

The rear view from St Asaph St isn't quite so promising however...

Magnitude 7.1 & 6.3 - Earthquake Book Available on Kindle

Magnitude 7.1 & 6.3 - Earthquake Book Available on Kindle

Tuesday, 15 November 2011 2:59 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

Magnitude 7.1 & 6.3 is now available in Kindle format for only $4.99. The book is a compilation of people's experiences of the ongoing earthquakes and aftershocks in Christchurch and Canterbury. The stories reveal the level of trauma and fear that children and adults felt - but also reflect hope and resilience. There are even a couple of humorous stories such as the one where a lady was having her hair coloured in a salon when the February 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck. She reported t ...

Magnitude 7.1 & 6.3 - Earthquake Book Available on Kindle

Magnitude 7.1 & 6.3 - Earthquake Book Available on Kindle

Tuesday, 15 November 2011 2:59 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

Magnitude 7.1 & 6.3 is now available in Kindle format for only $4.99. The book is a compilation of people's experiences of the ongoing earthquakes and aftershocks in Christchurch and Canterbury. The stories reveal the level of trauma and fear that children and adults felt - but also reflect hope and resilience. There are even a couple of humorous stories such as the one where a lady was having her hair coloured in a salon when the February 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck. She reported t ...

Christchurch Public Transport, Now & Into the future...

Christchurch Public Transport, Now & Into the future...

Tuesday, 8 November 2011 12:00 a.m. by 25eight Popular

I've been thinking about writing an article for the Rebuild Christchurch site for a while now about public transport issues since the February 22nd earthquake... I'm hoping not to come across as a whinging ungrateful resident when people out there are in damaged houses and here I am complaining about a few buses.

Audiovisual interlude

Audiovisual interlude

Monday, 7 November 2011 3:35 p.m. by KrisV Popular

For your viewing/reading/listening pleasure...

TVNZ7's Media7 programme was shot on location in Chch recently... to view. It includes a look at the , being led/compiled by UC.

Some other CEISMIC linkys:
Video and audio from the - the CEISMIC project is the last on the page

You can share your stories of the quake, or read other people's accounts, on the site.

, via the UC College of Arts

I'll be working on one of the CEISMIC projects - the Quake Box - ...

The Christchurch Quake Long Term Effects

The Christchurch Quake Long Term Effects

Monday, 7 November 2011 8:59 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

 

Red Zone Bus Tours in Christchurch 2011

Red Zone Bus Tours in Christchurch 2011

Saturday, 5 November 2011 8:05 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

Saturday 5th November 2011 was the day that Christchurch residents finally had the opportunity to see the earthquake-damaged centre of their city. This was through the Red Zone bus tours organised by Cera. The bus tours will be operating over weekends with buses running every ten minutes. A gold coin donation is requested and passengers are made aware that they are entering a dangerous area and further aftershocks and building collapse could result in their death.

Over 7000 people booked ...

Benefits of Chain Wire Fencing

Benefits of Chain Wire Fencing

Friday, 4 November 2011 8:24 p.m. by madebydiamond Popular

Christchurch Quake Affected Businesses Unite!

Christchurch Quake Affected Businesses Unite!

Thursday, 3 November 2011 4:28 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

 

CANTERBURY BUSINESSES RECEIVE HALF MILLION DOLLAR BOOST

CANTERBURY BUSINESSES RECEIVE HALF MILLION DOLLAR BOOST

Wednesday, 2 November 2011 5:01 p.m. by RecoverCanterbury Popular

Dude looks like a lady

Dude looks like a lady

Wednesday, 2 November 2011 12:55 p.m. by KrisV Popular

I've always maintained that there's a song for everything, for every moment, and I often use them in my uni essay titles. Among others, I've used song and album titles from the likes of (There is no depression in New Zealand), (Never mind the bollocks), and (All shook up). I have an article (soon to be published), about the pop music played at the 2007 Netball World Championships, that quotes the Andy Williams song, 'Music to watch girls by' in its title.

Today's song is appropriate fo ...

Watch Out! No Shops - Lots of Stock!

Watch Out! No Shops - Lots of Stock!

Tuesday, 1 November 2011 5:02 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Take the time to catch up with your favourite Christchurch Central City jewellery and watch retailers at

This is not our dream home

This is not our dream home

Monday, 31 October 2011 5:05 p.m. by KrisV Popular

One of our favourite TV shows is , and it's nice to see that host Kevin McCloud has taken an interest in our broken city (Campbell Live , ). We've always enjoyed his take on the building process, especially his little asides to the camera during which he questions the sanity of the people involved, and the likelihood of the project being completed on time or under budget.

And it always seems that, no matter how long the delays or how big the cost overrun is, the house and its completion a ...

Wondering where to hold your Christmas function after the quake?

Wondering where to hold your Christmas function after the quake?

Sunday, 30 October 2011 8:15 p.m. by tekani Popular

 

Ballantynes Reopens in Christchurch

Ballantynes Reopens in Christchurch

Sunday, 30 October 2011 5:17 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

Ballantynes has been closed since the 22nd February earthquake in Christchurch. It reopened on the 29th October along with the temporary stores on Cashel Mall. Shoppers were ecstatic to be back in the store and were given a warm welcome with free samples, cupcakes and live music. for more details.




Cashel Mall Reopens in Earthquake-Damaged Christchurch

Cashel Mall Reopens in Earthquake-Damaged Christchurch

Sunday, 30 October 2011 12:56 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews

On Saturday 29th October, Cashel Mall reopened to the public. Approximately 10,000 queued for the opening and there was great excitement when Prime Minister John Key cut the ribbon. to read more about the temporary shops housed in containers and the grand reopening of Ballantynes.









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Divine Cafe Reflections on the Canterbury Earthquakes

Divine Cafe Reflections on the Canterbury Earthquakes

Thursday, 27 October 2011 11:10 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Divine Cafe Reflections – The Canterbury Quake 28 January 2011 – 3:02pm This reflection was written in Divine Cafe less than a month prior to the deadly Christchurch earthquake and collapse of the nearby CTV Building on 22 February 2011 where 115 people lost their lives. As you can see from the photo, it is [...]

Of bricks and daughters

Of bricks and daughters

Tuesday, 25 October 2011 9:52 p.m. by KrisV Popular

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately... it's pretty much expected when you're a student, I suppose. But it's not always scholarly thoughts that swirl around the brain, sometimes it's that awful, unanswerable question: "what if?"

It was my mother's 60th birthday on the weekend, a birthday she may not have seen had the fickle finger of fate been pointing in her direction on February 22 this year. Walking along Colombo Street that day, my mother and her colleague were both incredibly luc ...

Turkey Earthquake Impacts on Cantabrians

Turkey Earthquake Impacts on Cantabrians

Monday, 24 October 2011 11:30 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Following on from my article on post traumatic stress disorder a few days ago, I know that the news of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in the city of Van, Eastern Turkey, is going to impact upon the survivors of the Christchurch Earthquake.

Powerful Earthquake Hits Eastern Turkey

Powerful Earthquake Hits Eastern Turkey

Monday, 24 October 2011 10:58 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

A powerful 7.2 magnitude hit eastern Turkey at 11:42pm NZT, 23 October 2011. It was 5kms deep. More than 1,000 people are feared dead. My heart goes out to the people of the city of Van, eastern Turkey. After our 7.1 magnitude earthquake on 4 September 2010, followed by the deathly 6.3 magnitude on 22 [...]

JUMP START THE HEART – A VILLAGE IN THE RED ZONE

JUMP START THE HEART – A VILLAGE IN THE RED ZONE

Saturday, 22 October 2011 1:14 p.m. by GetLocal

From behind the chain link fence at the Bridge of Remembrance, I couldn’t tell  what was happening exactly on Cashel Street. That was all about to change. I suited up in a hardhat and high visibility vest, had my red zone pass in hand and gave my name at the check-in point on Oxford Terrace.

Hundreds flock back into city for fashion event

Hundreds flock back into city for fashion event

Thursday, 20 October 2011 4:29 p.m. by RecoverCanterbury Popular

More than 200 people are converging on Victoria Street tonight as local businesses join together to draw people back into central Christchurch.

Canterbury Quakes: A Mass Trauma Event

Canterbury Quakes: A Mass Trauma Event

Thursday, 20 October 2011 1:25 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Canterbury Quakes, Mass Trauma and PTSD

Canterbury Quakes, Mass Trauma and PTSD

Thursday, 20 October 2011 11:50 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Christchurch Quake: A Mass Trauma Event Do you have Post Trauma Stress Disorder from the Canterbury Quake? Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional; this article is based on research from mental health sources and my own personal experiences of Post Trauma Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the Canterbury Quakes. I first knowingly came into contact [...]

Pass the lemonade

Pass the lemonade

Tuesday, 18 October 2011 6:28 p.m. by KrisV Popular

You know what they say: when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Or in this case, when earthquakes close all the venues and break the recording studios, turn those streetside jam sessions into a full-length fundraising album recorded in harbourside homes and garden sheds. (yeah I know, not quite so catchy eh!) The seismically-inspired juggernaut that is the Harbour Union has been up and down the country over the last few weeks, with a tour that kicked off at The Aurora Centre here in C- ...

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

Tuesday, 18 October 2011 6:27 p.m. by KrisV Popular

We learn new things every day round here, and they're not always earthquake-related. I was on a quest the other day to understand a phobia I appear to have developed over the last 12 months... my instinctive, gut-level fear and mistrust of brick as a building material.

Builder Idol

Builder Idol

Tuesday, 18 October 2011 6:27 p.m. by KrisV Popular

Over this whole process, there have been many times we've had occasion to think, 'there but for the grace of <insert deity here> go I'...

In January, I wandered through a couple of open homes - inner city apartments  - that turned out to be poky, overpriced and lacking in natural light, but darn they were cute! They don't look quite so cute now... I've seen some pictures on the news and they don't look nearly so purty as they used to. Not nearly so intact eit ...

Community songbook

Community songbook

Tuesday, 18 October 2011 6:26 p.m. by KrisV Popular

Sunday marked one whole year since this seismic shittery began disrupting our lives. As it was a year ago, the day was warm and sunny... although the objects at ground level don't always look the same as they did then.

Once upon a time, this was a grandstand at Addington Raceway...

The raceway is across the carpark from the CBS Arena, where I was working that evening for "" - an Arts Festival event that took place on September 4th. A crowd of over 3000 gathered to bat ...

Getting all scientifical

Getting all scientifical

Tuesday, 18 October 2011 6:26 p.m. by KrisV Popular

I've been collecting a few interesting links lately, and it hardly seems fair to keep them all to myself. Today's collection is largely focused on the ground beneath our feet. Of course, it could just be me (& most other locals) with a fascination for geotechnical & other scientific information...

Christchurch has become a magnet for seismologists, geoscientists and other curious earthy science folk. I'm not sure we should let Kevin Furlong back into the country though ...

TR97 - Community Arts Theatre

TR97 - Community Arts Theatre

Tuesday, 18 October 2011 3:47 p.m. by TR97CAT Popular

Please check out our link for Town Reserve 97 - Community Arts Theatre.

Fundraiser for Canterbury Business Recover Trust Fund

Fundraiser for Canterbury Business Recover Trust Fund

Tuesday, 18 October 2011 11:02 a.m. by RecoverCanterbury Popular

Counting up and down

Counting up and down

Sunday, 16 October 2011 8:02 p.m. by KrisV Popular

For an Arts student, my life has been filled with a disproportionate amount of numbers lately. I think the only thing I haven't been counting is sheep...

In the last week I've given two presentations, one of which was filled with numbers... but I suppose, given it's a survey project, that's not exactly surprising.
Here's a graph I found in my collection, and used on the opening slide:
It's quite an early one, from September 9, 2010. Remember those days? When 395 seismic shakes seeme ...

Counting up and down

Counting up and down

Sunday, 16 October 2011 8:02 p.m. by KrisV Popular

For an Arts student, my life has been filled with a disproportionate amount of numbers lately. I think the only thing I haven't been counting is sheep...

In the last week I've given two presentations, one of which was filled with numbers... but I suppose, given it's a survey project, that's not exactly surprising.
Here's a graph I found in my collection, and used on the opening slide:
It's quite an early one, from September 9, 2010. Remember those days? When 395 seismic shakes seeme ...

The Christchurch Swamp

The Christchurch Swamp

Tuesday, 11 October 2011 10:14 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

How To Survive In The Christchurch Swamp Back in the “Old Days” (you know when they were… Pre the 7.1M Canterbury Earthquake)… I used to borrow a saying from Kermit the Frog when things felt like they were getting a little tough… “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” Well, a few weekends ago, I attended a [...]

Red Zone Residents

Red Zone Residents

Friday, 7 October 2011 1:04 p.m. by homeloanhelp Popular

Dear Red Zone Resident.

REDUCE, REUSE, RETHREADS

REDUCE, REUSE, RETHREADS

Thursday, 6 October 2011 9:23 p.m. by GetLocal

Through an unassuming door on an unassuming street in central Christchurch, a Guerrilla movement is underway. A zero waste movement to revolutionise how people approach streetwear.

I dont like Mondays

I don't like Mondays

Wednesday, 5 October 2011 11:45 p.m. by KrisV Popular

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink.

Or so it seems round here these days... I'm still not used to being able to smell the water as I raise my glass - it's just not right! Our water used to be so nice once upon a time, a long, long time ago, in some fairy story called 'normal life'. Now it's tainted, treated with smelly but necessary chemicals, just in case.

And it was strange, yesterday, to read of the water restrictions that are to start this weekend. Strange, becaus ...

I dont like Mondays

I don't like Mondays

Wednesday, 5 October 2011 11:45 p.m. by KrisV Popular

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink.

Or so it seems round here these days... I'm still not used to being able to smell the water as I raise my glass - it's just not right! Our water used to be so nice once upon a time, a long, long time ago, in some fairy story called 'normal life'. Now it's tainted, treated with smelly but necessary chemicals, just in case.

And it was strange, yesterday, to read of the water restrictions that are to start this weekend. Strange, becaus ...

Made In Christchurch - Supporting Your Business

Made In Christchurch - Supporting Your Business

Sunday, 2 October 2011 3:34 p.m. by madeinchristchurch Popular

was established to put businesses back in contact with their customers after the Feb 22nd Canterbury earthquake. With over 800 businesses registered at our site we will increase our efforts to support Christchurch businesses.

Latest Facts about Christchurchs Damaged Infrastructure

Latest Facts about Christchurch's Damaged Infrastructure

Friday, 30 September 2011 7:26 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews

On the 28th September, Cera released a report about the extent of damage to Christchurch roads, water systems, power and buildings. This included mention of 600 kilometres of damaged roads and removal of 500,000 tons of silt. for more details.




University of Canterbury Community Open Day

University of Canterbury Community Open Day

Friday, 30 September 2011 6:56 p.m. by Unicanty Popular

Join UC staff and students on Saturday 1 October as the university throws open its doors and welcomes alumni, friends and the community onto campus.

Quake survey closing soon

Quake survey closing soon

Thursday, 29 September 2011 6:03 p.m. by KrisV Popular

Thanks to everyone who has taken the media & communications survey - over 370 people so far!

Pass the lemonade

Pass the lemonade

Wednesday, 28 September 2011 9:37 p.m. by KrisV Popular

You know what they say: when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Or in this case, when earthquakes close all the venues and break the recording studios, turn those streetside jam sessions into a full-length fundraising album recorded in harbourside homes and garden sheds. (yeah I know, not quite so catchy eh!) The seismically-inspired juggernaut that is the Harbour Union has been up and down the country over the last few weeks, with a tour that kicked off at The Aurora Centre here in C- ...

A HOUSE THAT DOESNT NEED INSURANCE

A HOUSE THAT DOESN'T NEED INSURANCE

Sunday, 25 September 2011 8:21 p.m. by letsgetonwithit Popular

Surely with all of our expertise on engineering and materials we can build a house that doesn't need insurance. It would need to be:

A WAY FORWARD - GREEN ZONE REBUILDS

A WAY FORWARD - GREEN ZONE REBUILDS

Sunday, 25 September 2011 8:02 p.m. by letsgetonwithit Popular

A WAY FORWARD

Chimney replacement done incorrectly could burn down your house

Chimney replacement done incorrectly could burn down your house

Thursday, 22 September 2011 9:37 p.m. by DJMJNEWTON Popular

Anyone who had a chimney damaged in the earthquakes need to check their chimneys have been safely replaced after any damage before they light their fires. I was quoting for a Chim-Lite replacement chimney to replace a chimney in Halswell. It was a cold night and the metal flue that had been inside the fallen brick chimney had been well waterproofed with silicone, lead and cement board. The person who did it was very well meaning and probably told the owner not to use the fire but other people us ...

Cooperative Sections

Cooperative Sections

Thursday, 22 September 2011 4:20 p.m. by gvbutcher Popular

 

Earthquake condemned curtains recycled

Earthquake condemned curtains recycled

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 12:37 p.m. by Jaimita_de_Jongh Popular

$100,000 worth of good quality curtains from an earthquake condemned retirement home have been salvaged by a Christchurch charity with volunteer help from a Christchurch business. The curtains will be distributed to low income households.

Staff from Christchurch business Arc Innovations took time out from making smart meters and donated their time to remove the curtains which will be distributed to needy families through local charity Community Energy Action Charitable Trust.< ...

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

Tuesday, 20 September 2011 10:34 p.m. by KrisV Popular

We learn new things every day round here, and they're not always earthquake-related. I was on a quest the other day to understand a phobia I appear to have developed over the last 12 months... my instinctive, gut-level fear and mistrust of brick as a building material.

While I was idly perusing the lists of phobias, I came across the word 'hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia' which, apparently, is the fear of long words. I kid you not - you can . I bet the person who coined that one is q ...

Help Christchurch Quake Survivors

Help Christchurch Quake Survivors

Tuesday, 20 September 2011 8:47 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Please Help Christchurch Quake Survivor Give Children Reason To Smile “There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. Pursue those.” – Unknown The Christchurch Quake has impacted heavily upon the lives of everyone in Christchurch and outlying regions. For many survivors, we have been [...]