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  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    According to marine expert this was one of the most difficult items to make .

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Martin and Jonathan Lowen very proud of their father.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    At long last Richard Lowen is able to get to his boat on the water.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Boarding his vessel.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    The original Eunice Brenda and the masterpiece named after her.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    The original Eunice Brenda and the masterpiece named after her.

    Lovely, Gudrun, thank you. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Lilith __,

    Thanks Lilith, I hope this is still within the guidelines of the tales of this city.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    still within the guidelines of the tales of this city.

    Absolutely! IMHO. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    I hope this is still within the guidelines of the tales of this city.

    And within the "Spring" thread ! IMHO :)
    I love seeing joint ventures that are not all about the money. Thanks Gudren.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Great story Gudrun. Thanks for sharing it here. Also, what guidelines? ;-)

    I'm off on my newly restored 1965 Vespa today, after two years of toil, by mostly other people admittedly. Still, saved it from the scrap heap.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to JacksonP,

    Will we get anorak shots? If not the Vespa will do nicely thanks ;)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

    Thanks Jackson. As someone who travels mostly on the scooter i love the freedom it gives us. Had a Solex Velo once until it got stolen .That you restored your Vespa is brilliant, looking forward to future postings about the two of you.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Yes Sofie i am looking at such happenings more so as economies the world world struggle and fail its good to see there are people out there quietly working away and pooling resources as we all used to in the early days. Kiwis can do attitude. Richard Lowen at age 81, is not stopping yet. He has intentions of taking it down to Doubtful Sound for a bit of an experience.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Will we get anorak shots?

    Oh yes, +1. Is this you, Jack? Or perhaps this? ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Yes Sofie i am looking at such happenings more so as economies the world world struggle and fail its good to see there are people out there quietly working away and pooling resources

    There was a good piece on recycling in Chch on TV3 Campbell live last night.Recover Earth sounds like a wonderful recycling idea thought up by frustration of what was going to landfill. Volunteers are recycling many materials out ofall the buildings being pulled so it is well worth a watch. Plus if you want anything just get in touch with Recover Earth. Nice.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Gudrun - that was a brillant set of shots about man & travel & boat - kia kaha koe, kia kaha Richard me kia kaha the "Eunice Brenda"!

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Islander,

    Thank you so much for your comment it has given me insight into those men and sheds and they just pop away for a bit and that is what they are doing. Eunice is so delighted that her husband has finally done what he had wanted to for quite a while.
    How is life in your nook of the woods? Filled with daffodils and spring lambs i bet . Good to see the sun at long last.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Kia ora Gudrun - raining VERY heavily now, and - aue! the last sheep went from the village about a decade ago BUT yep, daffodils everywhere! Will post Okarito daffodil photographs (we have have very old varieties here folks) when I figure out how to connect my old Olympus to (mutter mutter) new macinery...Gudrun - would love to catch up with you this coming weekend?

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

    Will be delighted to finally meet up .Daffies in the Botanical Garden are just about as good as they can get. Let me know via e-mail what your plans are and we will arrange a time and place to celebrate spring.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

    Oi, Christchurchian types... I came across this a bit late, but some of you may be interested and care to offer a bit of support. I can't do much from where I sit, just thought I'd let you know.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    The release yesterday of the blueprint for the rebuild of Christchurch's central business district is great news for Christchurch, it's going to be a world class city to live and work in. However personally and professionally this writer (Antony Ellis, co-owner of NZ Fine Prints) is bitterly disappointed that our perfectly ok to rebuild on CBD land that has been the home of New Zealand Fine Prints for nearly fifty years is going to be taken from my family by the council to be part of the green frame to the east of the new smaller CBD. Our plans to rebuild the largest specialist art print gallery in NZ are now replaced instead by, wait for it, a lawn.

    That is shitty. I wouldn't say it's a done deal, though.

    Property lawyer Hamish Grant, of Anthony Harper, said there was "big uncertainty" about the processes, and owners should not take Cera's word "as gospel".

    "Case law says the Government has to act responsibly, and if there's doubt the law will come down in favour of the property owner. In my view, they [Cera] should have to play by those rules."

    [ article ]

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh, in reply to Lilith __,

    So there is hope, but I note in your article:

    Emergency laws covering the buy-up allow owners to negotiate, after which the land can be taken and compensation set by Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.

    If I had property in the affected area, that would not inspire confidence.

    And:

    Case law says the Government has to act responsibly

    Uh, yeah, this government? Responsible?

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    If I had property in the affected area, that would not inspire confidence.

    Well quite. But Gerry already got pulled up by the Courts.

    His powers are not actually boundless.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    If I had property in the affected area, that would not inspire confidence

    The Cera laws were rushed through and Cera's powers will be repeatedly tested before the courts; only an option if your pockets are deep. Otherwise it's take it or have it taken.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Hebe,

    Otherwise it’s take it or have it taken.

    There is always the option of making a big fuss and hoping the media supports you. Would CERA back down if faced with enough public outrage? They might.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

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