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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:37 am 
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Jesus ,who’s the Chinese chick ????!!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:38 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:23 am 
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Jesus ,who’s the Chinese chick ????!!


No idea sorry. I don't know most of the people in the pics apart from Rhinosaur's wife who I'm stalking... ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:29 am 
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Can't believe it's been almost a year since the horrible event that inspired these scenes. :(

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:49 am 
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On a more cheerful note, one of my favorite pubs is still going strong. 30 something craft beers on tap, garlic chips that can be served with gravy, and deep fried pork crackling.

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And there is a new blues bar in the Salt District that I will have to check out. 12 Bar.

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20 taps of goodness apparently.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:58 am 
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Tumbledown then Te Oka?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:16 am 
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Re the pub: Nice to see a brick building that's survived.

Was sad to see the old Fazazz block go (along with some of the stock too?)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:26 am 
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Ahhh FOG... I really do love pomeroys many a sunny sunday afternoon spent in that garden bar.

RE: 12 Bar its run by Matt from Moon under water, I went to the soft opening a couple of weeks back. Lovely spot, large inside and with live blues most nights its sure to be busy. I know Matt well and was discussing a weekly rotating food truck setup for the foodies and getting some outdoor tables and chairs as the front sees a lot of sunshine.

Great wee spot and close to poms


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:05 am 
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Tumbledown then Te Oka?


I believe so. Although I always get my bays mixed up.

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There's some cool accommodation at Little River that I've been meaning to try one day.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:15 am 
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Re the pub: Nice to see a brick building that's survived.

Was sad to see the old Fazazz block go (along with some of the stock too?)


Fortunately some of the older brick buildings had been quake strengthened. And some survived enough to be repaired and have quake strengthening retro fitted.

The brick building that forms part of smash palace for example has been strengthened.

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And the building that Engineers and Merchants is in was repaired and is now full of steel framing.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:19 am 
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Ahhh FOG... I really do love pomeroys many a sunny sunday afternoon spent in that garden bar.

RE: 12 Bar its run by Matt from Moon under water, I went to the soft opening a couple of weeks back. Lovely spot, large inside and with live blues most nights its sure to be busy. I know Matt well and was discussing a weekly rotating food truck setup for the foodies and getting some outdoor tables and chairs as the front sees a lot of sunshine.

Great wee spot and close to poms


Moon's a nice wee spot. Wrong side of town for me unfortunately, although I have lunched and had a pint (or 3) there a couple of times. We probably know people in common if you know Matt, as I know a few people who know him quite well. 2 degrees of separation....


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:43 am 
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Interesting story about growing up in the broken city. Usually there is a lot of focus on the negatives (of which there have obviously been many), but these kids seem to have done ok. Nice to see it wasn't all doom and gloom for everyone.

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Isabella and Demeter Kenton-Dau lived in yurts in their family's garden for over a year after their home was wrecked in the Christchurch earthquakes.

Their Mt Pleasant property took 15 months to rebuild, during which time their family-of-five pitched three large yurts next to the house to serve as a home base.

"We actually found it kind of exciting because we got a month off school and since we were so young we didn't realise how devastating it was for Christchurch," Demeter said.

The pair, born-and-bred in Christchurch, were attending nearby Redcliffs School until the June earthquake forced classes to move to a temporary location at the Van Asch Deaf Education Centre in Sumner


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Most of their friends left the city, and their class sizes halved, but the pair remain adamant that Christchurch was a great place to grow up.

"We hardly ever go into town so we're lucky in that sense, for some people it was really, really bad," Demeter said.


https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/run-to-remember/119782546/nine-when-quake-hit-turning-18--twins-say-growing-up-in-broken-city-actually-pretty-great

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:14 am 
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That is a great story. Thanks


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:14 am 
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You are most welcome. It's a pleasant change from the usual stories about PTSD and mental health issues. Which have sadly been all too common.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:37 am 
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Time for some distraction from all the covid 19 madness.

So my first pic is of a bar I like that has posted on Facebook about their new hygiene practices, table spacing etc..... Going to be hard times ahead.

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A pre-quake throwback that popped up on my feed. Almost every building in this shot is now gone.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:57 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:01 am 
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Cassels is still open for business.

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Work will start this week on a $1.5 million rebuild of Christchurch's Edmonds band rotunda.

The long-delayed work will return the rotunda, on the banks of the Avon River, to its original use as a performance venue, after it was badly damaged in the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. It was demolished in 2012 and its dome saved.

Christchurch City Council initially agreed in 2016 to rebuild the Cambridge Tce rotunda, but later put the project on hold due to "budgetary reasons".


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These pictures show the state of Oxford Terrace before we got the work underway and the great space that is there now.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:19 am 
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Stranges Lane probably won't be this busy again for a while.

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What was the oldest stone building in Christchurh has been rebuilt and officially consecrated this weekend.

The Durham Street Methodist Church was the earliest stone church constructed in the Canterbury Region in 1864. The rebuild has used stones from the fallen building. The former building was the third iteration of the inner city methodist church with the first being on High Street opening around the 1850's.

A special remembrance for the three lives that were lost in the former building as they were trying to save the organ, Paul Dunlop, scott Lucy and Neil Stocker.


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Nice work FOG........quickly returning to regain it's status as the Jewel of the South........


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Cheers mate. Hopefully we survive the current world wide disaster. feels a bit like the rug keeps getting pulled out from under our feet.

Christchurch might be reasonably well placed though as we have a new hospital almost ready to go while the old hospital is still in place. So can potentially ramp up capacity quite quickly.

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