Browsing All Posts filed under »Christchurch Earthquake«

A small matter

February 22, 2012 by


Given the events that occured a year ago today, I thought I would make my post for today short, and entirely trivial. Why? I am not really sure, it just seems somehow appropriate as I didn’t feel like doing anything too serious. So…. I have noticed that a new icon has been added on the […]

Can the old railway station be saved?

January 10, 2012 by


Is Christchurch’s old railway station on Moorhouse Avenue to join the list of demolished historic buildings? Repair costs could mean the building is too expensive to fix for its current owners, with Science Alive looking pretty keen to vacate the building regardless. Grand Ltd, which owns the Hoyts side of the building, has previously indicated a […]

Off the Buses: ECan’s response

May 27, 2011 by


Two days ago, bus patronage numbers came out for the post-quake months. Today, ECan commissioner Rex Williams outlined the situation from Metro’s perspective. Obviously, Metro’s resources have been pretty beaten up by the earthquake – the loss of the Exchange (plus all the passengers for the CBD), limited/no access to offices, broken roads, heavy congestion, […]

Future of Christchurch trams assured

April 25, 2011 by


Some good news. I have been worried for some time about the future of Christchurch’s tram operation as well as the under-construction (at the time of the earthquake) extension. Whatever the future may bring for Christchurch’s transport system, whether we extend the tram further, introduce tram-trains, or whatever, it is just good to know that […]

Will CCC end up at war with CERA and Government?

April 13, 2011 by


The CERA bill has come under quite a bit of fire, with the Christchurch City Council angry at the short notice given about the select committee meeting in Christchurch.  Mayor Bob Parker still seems disbelievingly optimistic that it will work, saying that it is important “…that we get this [legislation] in place so we can […]

City of my Nightmares

April 12, 2011 by


As the Government looks to pass the legislation that will give the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) sweeping powers over Greater Christchurch, I have started to have nightmare visions about what the future Christchurch might look like. A largely characterless city is something I hope we can avoid, but is something I think we are […]

Christchurch loses RWC games…. but life goes on

March 16, 2011 by


From Stuff: Parker said the city was facing a ”long hard winter” and had been looking to a brighter spring, when the cup was to be held. ”From my heart I will probably always find this decision hard to accept or agree with at some level. This is an event which is bigger than Christchurch. […]