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Christchurch Passion, People, Planet – an interactive workshop, fueled by music, lead by Charlotte Squire

July 10, 2013 – 9:22 am | 2 Comments

This workshop has been postponed.
Workshop details:
What are you passionate about?  Explore and expand ways your unique passion and contributions are making a positive difference, for you, your community and for the planet. This two to …

Artist Tess Sheerin’s latest street art project in Christchurch

November 25, 2012 – 8:55 pm |

By Tess Sheerin
I returned to Christchurch last year after four years in the UK. After the disaster of the earthquakes, I just needed to come home. I love New Zealand, it’s where my family is and …

Art Beat Brings Excitement To Re:START

November 5, 2012 – 3:18 pm | 2 Comments

Art Beat
Media Release
5 November 2012
Want to swap your fears for your very own hand silk screened poster? What about releasing some of that frustration about the EQC claims process in return for a unique and …

Cycle-share schemes for the next generation

October 1, 2012 – 8:18 pm |

Local Good News/Christchurch
by Steve Carter
It’s a city seemingly made for cycling, so why isn’t there a world-class cycling infrastructure?
Whatever the reasons might be, there’s plenty of voices clamouring for Christchurch to be rebuilt as a …

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 month of mural painting

September 16, 2012 – 8:13 pm | 2 Comments
Christchurch: A month of mural painting

By Steve Carter
It’s fun to watch ideas seed a whole new chain of creativity.
After the first ‘gap’ project in New Brighton saw the painting of a large mural on the exposed wall of a building …

Christchurch: The extraordinary emerging community, two years on …

September 7, 2012 – 4:45 pm | 3 Comments
Christchurch: The extraordinary emerging community, two years on …

Reflections on September 4th
by Steve Carter
“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by …

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 …

Kids catered for at Lyttelton Farmers market party!

August 21, 2012 – 8:09 pm |

Project Lyttleton
On the 1st of September the Lyttelton Farmers Market turns 7 and we are throwing a party … this year it’s all about the kids!
The Lyttelton Farmers Market focuses on building community, connecting people …

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: Liberating The Free Word

July 27, 2012 – 12:32 pm |

Local Good News/Christchurch
by Steve Carter
There’s been ‘Shaking’ and there’s been “Quaking’ … kind of lends itself to poetry, right?
Actually, there has been something of a gentle ban on earthquake doggerel at the Catalyst open-mic poetry …

Conference of good ideas – Project Lyttelton

July 25, 2012 – 1:48 pm |

Project Lyttelton to host conference to facilitate sharing of ideas and enable communities to support one another
4th August will see community leaders and not for profit managers from across the region come together at Living …

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 …

Brighton Up!

June 29, 2012 – 10:50 am |

Local Good News/Christchurch
By Steve Carter
There is a quiet revolution happening in New Brighton.
For years, the beachside suburb has been regarded as a town in decline, a once-thriving shopping destination that lost out to suburban malls …

Anonymous love letters to Christchurch discovered – by Steve Carter

June 22, 2012 – 8:29 am |

Local Good News/Christchurch
‘Dear Christchurch, you are incredible’ – by Steve Carter
The American writer Anatole Broyard said, “In an age like ours, which is not given to letter-writing, we forget what an important part it used …

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 …

Gap Filler: painting Christchurch like a canvas

June 8, 2012 – 6:45 am | 3 Comments

Local Good News/Christchurch
by Steve Carter
It’s about vacant spaces. We certainly have a lot of them in Christchurch right now.
More importantly, it is about how we choose to engage with those spaces and how those choices …

Christchurch: From rags to rethreads

June 1, 2012 – 2:06 pm |

Local Good News/Christchurch
By Steve Carter
Briar Cook is making me a skirt.
Leaving aside for now the reasons why that might be, I’m assured that it will be “kiltish and kick-ass.” That suits me just fine. Besides, …

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