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High Street closed for 8 years and still counting….

High Street closed for 8 years and still counting….

Friday, 22 February 2019 9:11 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Who would have thought it?  Eight years on from the 22nd February 2011 quake and lower High Street is still closed. Today is a funny day in Christchurch, everyone is very thoughtful as we consider our changed lives, altered personalities …

High Street Rebuild Saga drags on….8 years

High Street Rebuild Saga drags on….8 years

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 11:12 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

So What is new in High Street? The good news is that the supporting steel is starting to come off the 8 Duncans Units that Consortium owns.  This is massive progress after 8 years.  (Rumor has it that 6 of …

High Street Earthquake Saga drags on for 8 years…

High Street Earthquake Saga drags on for 8 years…

Sunday, 7 October 2018 10:40 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What is New in High Street? The only street in the Christchurch CBD that has been closed for 8 years…. Rumour: One of my neighbours has just settled with his Insurance company after 8 years… One of the “dirty 30’s …

High Street makes some progress…

High Street makes some progress…

Friday, 6 July 2018 8:55 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Whats new in High Street? Much to our astonishment and delight we have progress in High Street. The building owner next door, on the North side, has finally put his building up for auction. The figure it sold for was …

Christchurch City Council Building Compliance issues…. again

Christchurch City Council Building Compliance issues…. again

Thursday, 5 April 2018 8:44 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What is new in Lower High St? We are having issues with the CCC regarding our Code of Compliance.  No,  it is not Structural, or Fire safety, or public safety….  that is too obvious!   CCC Building Consents are refusing …

Christchurch House Buyers guide for Beginners.. Earthquake Houses 101

Christchurch House Buyers guide for Beginners.. Earthquake Houses 101

Thursday, 15 March 2018 7:45 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

A beginner’s guide to buying a house in Christchurch.  Earthquake Houses 101. This was written for one of my sons, In an attempt to save him some grief. Apologies for the length this is fraught with difficulty. I have been …

Road Cone Day.. High Street 7 years after the 22nd February 2010 Earthquakes..

Road Cone Day.. High Street 7 years after the 22nd February 2010 Earthquakes..

Thursday, 22 February 2018 6:00 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

It is “Road Cone Day” today.  When Christchurch remembers those that died, in a uniquely Christchurch fashion. That dreaded day has come around again,  when we all pause for reflection.  The 22nd of February 2010, the day that changed the …

Road Cone Day.. High Street 7 years after the 22nd February 2011 Earthquakes..

Road Cone Day.. High Street 7 years after the 22nd February 2011 Earthquakes..

Thursday, 22 February 2018 6:00 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

It is “Road Cone Day” today.  When Christchurch remembers those that died, in a uniquely Christchurch fashion. That dreaded day has come around again,  when we all pause for reflection.  The 22nd of February 2011, the day that changed the …

High Street issues drag on for 7 years…

High Street issues drag on for 7 years…

Friday, 22 December 2017 10:14 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

What is new in High Street?… High Street has been closed for nearly 7 years. The last street in the city to get any attention.  (Have you considered that this is longer than World War 11 lasted).       As you know …

Duncan’s Building in High Street vs Digger…

Duncan’s Building in High Street vs Digger…

Thursday, 30 November 2017 9:25 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

High Street News Flash: I have been told by a contractor that the street in front of the Duncan’s Buildings will be opened on Monday, one way.  I have had no notification of this from the CCC but I would …

About ShakyTown Blues

I’m a small business owner in the Red Zone in Christchurch, New Zealand.  This blog is my diary where I can record, rant, cajole, praise, vilify and update – you get the picture! – all about rebuilding my life and my business after the quakes that hit my city (September 2010, February 2011 and June 13th).  We have now had nearly 8000 quakes, and we “are over it”!

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