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Christchurch: The little organic shop the community bought

September 24, 2012 – 8:56 pm | 2 Comments

by Steve Carter
Local Good News/Christchurch
What do you do if you are told the shop you are managing is to be put up for sale? Well, you convince your whole town to chip in to buy …

Christchurch: A Hub For Healthy Youth Development

August 24, 2012 – 7:13 pm | 2 Comments

by Steve Carter
Local Good News/Christchurch
Time passing is such a relative thing.
Sometimes, the last year feels like the longest ever … and then something happens to change one’s perspective to thinking time has fair raced …

Christchurch: A food revolution from the ground up

August 17, 2012 – 10:33 am |

Local Good News/Christchurch
by Steve Carter
Growing a better future.
That’s how the ‘Garden To Table’ website describes what their scheme aims to achieve.  Rooted in the work of the Australian cook Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Program, the …

Christchurch: No Gallery Required

August 3, 2012 – 3:11 pm |

Local Good News/Christchurch
Steve Carter
“Wow”, you might well think as you see another wall adorned with a new work of art, “What is that?”
Wandering around Christchurch these days is like taking a stroll among the pieces …

Christchurch: Garden City 2.0 – taking ownership from the flaxroots up

July 20, 2012 – 10:02 am | 2 Comments

by Steve Carter
Local Good News/Christchurch
How about we do the Garden City differently this time around?
Alongside many of the changes wrought by the Christchurch earthquakes, there has been a seizing of opportunities to rethink the ways …

Keeping old places alive in Christchurch

July 13, 2012 – 2:00 pm | One Comment

Local Good News/Christchurch
by Steve Carter
How do we move confidently around our towns and cities? We orient ourselves, mostly without even realising it, by visual cues, by snapshots of recognition in the known environment.
I have heard …

Christchurch youth time-banking to create 10,000 strong rock-concert

June 15, 2012 – 7:00 am |

Local Good News/Christchurch
By Steve Carter
In November, there’s going to be a concert in Christchurch, one that people are talking up as “the biggest music event Christchurch has seen.”
We are talking an impressive musical line-up (to …

Christchurch: Places of Tranquillity by Steve Carter

May 18, 2012 – 7:02 am |

Local Good News Report/Christchurch
Places of Tranquillity
“We’ve lost our places of tranquillity.”
This was a feeling expressed to Michelle Whitaker, Coordinator of Healthy Christchurch, at a public forum following September 2010. The beaches were largely inaccessible for …

Cosy Container Love in Christchurch, New Zealand

May 16, 2012 – 8:18 am |

By Christine Reitze, organiser of Container Love
Christchurch residents have created a giant ‘Container Cosy’ to brighten up the shipping containers they found in their neighbourhoods after the Christchurch quakes.  Pieces of the Cosy were donated …

Random Crafts of Kindness – by Steve Carter

May 11, 2012 – 7:05 am |

Local Good News/Christchurch
It’s often the little things that make a difference.
When one is surrounded by evidence of destruction and change every day, as we are in this city, it is easy to feel overwhelmed or …

21st century organising in a shaky city

May 4, 2012 – 7:31 am | One Comment

Steve Carter profiles young Christchurch ‘changemaker’ Louis Brown, who was part of the team behind the unforgetable and now multiple award winning Student Volunteer Army.
By now, just about everyone in New Zealand, and many beyond …

Count your butterflies: A year on from the earthquake by Joyce Elwood-Smith

February 22, 2012 – 3:48 pm | One Comment

By Christchurch Grandparent and home owner Joyce Elwood-Smith

I have been thinking how we must collect and store all the beautiful moments and precious times we have so we can draw on them when needed, for …

Keep calm and carry on – the return to Christchurch

December 7, 2011 – 8:22 pm | 3 Comments

Joyce Elwood-Smith
After my return from 6 months in Canada (where I fled after the Christchurch earthquake on 22nd February) and a couple of weeks reorientation in Wellington it is time to continue my journey back …

Check Out the Lyttelton Timebank – ‘Back to the Future’

November 6, 2011 – 1:54 pm | One Comment

Here in Golden Bay, which is tucked away between two National Parks in the North West of the South Island of New Zealand, we have a very successful complementary currency in operation known as ‘HANDS’ …

Exploring a Future for Christchurch Together – Massive Online Gathering Friday June 24th

June 21, 2011 – 10:56 pm |

Magnetic South will now run from 9am New Zealand time, Friday 24 June to midday Saturday 25 June.
It is more important than ever to think about the future of Christchurch. We really hope you …

Fashion ‘Happy Hour’ Helps Rebuild Christchurch

June 21, 2011 – 1:32 pm | One Comment

Keeping Christchurch’s workforce looking professional and feeling confident – despite the makeshift locations many of are working from, is the drive behind a new concept being launched this Friday.
The Corporate Style Club is an …

Earthquake-Hit Retailers Offered Nice Surprise

June 5, 2011 – 9:18 am |

Christchurch retailers affected by the massive February earthquake in the region are getting help to re-stock their businesses with the latest and greatest gift and homeware items. Thanks to a new fund established by the …

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