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Name Deon Swiggs
Company Rebuild Christchurch
Suburb Christchurch Central City
Twitter @swiggs
Member Since 6/05/2011
Last Login 18/04/2014

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Shaking Up Christchurch Education

SUCE is a group of Educational Leaders and Consultants who are working with others to transform Christchurch Education.

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Canterbury Quake Live

Website showing all the different fault lines

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Community Networks Forums

A list of all the Christchurch based community forums which offer support to the people of Christchurch.

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Let's rebuild our hearts

Website, Facebook and Petition

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Neighbours Forum Network

A forum for all the different suburbs of Christchurch

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Our Redcliffs

Website and Physical location for drop-ins

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Sumner Area

Facebook Page

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Christchurch Coastal Hills Cluster

A cluster of info for the hills

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Deon swiggs

Commentary from Deon Swiggs

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Rise Up Christchurch

Facebook Page support network

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Recent posts

The Other Side To The Recovery

The Other Side To The Recovery

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 6:09 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Recently I have been writing here, weekly, about current events and activities, such as new buildings, where insurers and authorities are at and the progress being made. At times this has been criticized for not discussing the issues people are facing, such as the housing shortage, insurance etc. Whilst these issues are of grave concern, there is also an appropriate time and place for discussions on these and to focus on solutions and outcomes.  

Question about our future presence

Question about our future presence

Friday, 11 April 2014 4:25 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Earlier this week on Facebook I asked this question on Facebook;

Victoria Street Building Momentum

Victoria Street Building Momentum

Monday, 31 March 2014 2:10 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Victoria Street is one part of the city really coming along in the early stages of the rebuild.In recent times each time I’ve driven down the street it has been different. There recently have been a number of new builds open which is fabulous for the city. 

Resilience, Building Momentum, Leaders Forums and the rest

Resilience, Building Momentum, Leaders Forums and the rest

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 7:01 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Words words words. There are so many buzz words out around the circles of those charged with leading this city. Unfortunately there is still disconnect with those ‘in the know’ and those who aren’t with those who do not fit or conform slowly being side-lined and distracted. My fear is this causes questions of who to trust.

Smaller Commercial Rebuilds Are Happening

Smaller Commercial Rebuilds Are Happening

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 3:12 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

There is plenty happening in the Rebuild of Christchurch.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Friday, 14 March 2014 4:20 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Thank you.

When Its Not Ok! - Nastiness Hurts

When It's Not Ok! - Nastiness Hurts

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 11:45 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

There is something recently I have started to notice more so than ever before; Trolling! 

CIAS and EQC Sign MoU

CIAS and EQC Sign MoU

Friday, 28 February 2014 4:38 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Today CIAS (Canterbury Insurance Assistance Service) officially signed and MoU with EQC.

How we remembered - 22/2/14

How we remembered - 22/2/14

Monday, 24 February 2014 11:05 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

February 22 was a beautiful day in Christchurch to mark the third anniversary of the devastating Earthquake that took the lives of many of our friends, family and loved ones. But also took the homes, jobs and community for many of us.

Christchurch 3 years on 22/2/14 - A positive outlook

Christchurch 3 years on 22/2/14 - A positive outlook

Friday, 21 February 2014 3:57 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Three years on there is an air optimism taking hold of the people within the city.

Visual Artist Ian Strange Turns More Homes into Art in ‘FINAL ACT’

Visual Artist Ian Strange Turns More Homes into Art in ‘FINAL ACT’

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 2:01 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

 

What can $110 million dollars buy

What can $110 million dollars buy

Monday, 10 February 2014 6:52 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

I was struggling to sleep the other night and was thinking about the Avon River Pricenct after speaking to Chris Lynch about it after the government started work on phase two. I then started to dream what I could do with the $110+ million it is going to eat away. So for a bit of something to do I have listed a couple of things that sort of dosh can buy. What would you buy? let us know below.

Street Art in Christchurch CBD December 2013

Street Art in Christchurch CBD December 2013

Sunday, 22 December 2013 5:51 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Street Art is taking over the central city where empty sections and bare walls dominate the landscape. It is so refreshing to see colour return to this great dark and at time depressing area. I had thought I signed off for the year but this stuff just has to be shared for those who cannot see it for themselves.

Merry Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

Saturday, 21 December 2013 8:05 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Merry Christmas.

The Resilient City

The Resilient City

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 10:56 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

What is resilience. Well resilience is not remaining strong in the face of adversity – that’s Stoicism.

Whos On Our Side?

Who's On Our Side?

Monday, 2 December 2013 6:38 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Today I am meh, not because of a lack in enthusiasm but for a confusion and frustration. The confusion comes from the perceived lack of compassion showed still by some of our civic leaders and the frustration is born from this and the absolute hard slog it is to get positive information out of people.

The Wendys Experience

The Wendys Experience

Monday, 25 November 2013 1:14 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Our Central City

Our Central City

Monday, 18 November 2013 6:49 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

The Christchurch city centre is ever changing of recent times but nothing like the transformation that hits a person seeing the city for the first time since the earthquake that levelled parts of our beautiful city. Yesterday my mum saw the city centre for the first time in 4 years and her reaction was that of shock and upset at the empty space.

Christchurch Rebuild Market Updates?

Christchurch Rebuild Market Updates?

Thursday, 14 November 2013 12:35 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Brilliant news! CERA has just won an award at the A&P show for the amazing place schools competition which actually really is one of the most awesome competitions that has engaged the young people of Canterbury in the Rebuild and given them a way to express positively the change we are experiencing. It was the brain child of Matthew Hooton who is doing quite a bit of work with the CCDU.

Disaster Capitalism on Rentals?

Disaster Capitalism on Rentals?

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 5:54 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Auditor-General’s report, Earthquake Commission: Managing the Canterbury Home Repair Programme

Auditor-General’s report, Earthquake Commission: Managing the Canterbury Home Repair Programme

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 3:32 p.m. by Swiggs Recommended Popular

Tēnā koe,

Lianne Dalziel highest-polling candidate for Mayor of Christchurch

Lianne Dalziel highest-polling candidate for Mayor of Christchurch

Saturday, 12 October 2013 2:52 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Lianne Dalziel highest-polling candidate for Mayor of Christchurch The progress results of the Christchurch 2013 local body elections are now in, showing that Lianne Dalziel is currently the highest-polling candidate for the position of Mayor of Christchurch.

Christchurch City Council Elections - The Campaigns End

Christchurch City Council Elections - The Campaigns End

Friday, 11 October 2013 11:49 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

In just over 12 hours the shape of the new Councils nationwide will be formed. 

Congratulations Poto Williams - Christchurch East Labour Candidate

Congratulations Poto Williams - Christchurch East Labour Candidate

Saturday, 21 September 2013 6:31 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Notice Regarding EQC Truths Blog

Notice Regarding EQC Truths Blog

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 12:26 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Three Years On. Reflection - Deon Swiggs

Three Years On. Reflection - Deon Swiggs

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 11:13 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Today as we know is the 3 year anniversary of what was to become a series of catastrophic events that would continue for over a year that have changed Christchurch and the lives of many forever. The day represents so much for so many people and it is hard to put that into words.

The Peoples Choice Burwood Pegasus Team Policy Document

The Peoples Choice Burwood Pegasus Team Policy Document

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 9:58 p.m. by Swiggs Recommended Popular

Random Acts Of Kindness Day Christchurch, September 1st 2013

Random Acts Of Kindness Day Christchurch, September 1st 2013

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 2:36 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Statement regarding Christchurch East By-Election and Rebuild Christchurch

Statement regarding Christchurch East By-Election and Rebuild Christchurch

Monday, 26 August 2013 5:48 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

On Friday I officially submitted my nomination with Labour to seek the selection for the Christchurch East By-Election which will be held as a result of Lianne Dalziel stepping down from her MP role to campaign to be the next Mayor of Christchurch. My media statement is

Website Update August 2013 - How to Engage

Website Update August 2013 - How to Engage

Thursday, 15 August 2013 1:31 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular