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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