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  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Children spoke about their sorrow of losing their schools, mates and teachers they relied upon during their darkest days after the quake.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Megan Woods supports two primary school children at the protest.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Too sad to speak.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    While privileged children of a similar age in other parts of the country might be crying for the latest i phone, these children are bereft that the minister of education sees it fit to close their school.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Friendships formed will be torn apart by the decision to close their school.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Yaldhurst Model School children wanted to learn sign language so they can translate for their deaf classmate.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Rino Tirikatene spoke of a big mountain we shall climb and conquer, a mountain called Hekia Parata and a lake called John Key that will have to be navigated.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Say NO!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    These are not empty sentiments. Cantabrians are aggrieved and deeply disappointed in a ministry that dictates what it plans to implement in the coming years

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    The Rotunda disappearing.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    People making their way home after five. Colombo Street - St Asaph Street

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Armagh Street between Manchester and Colombo St.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

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    Armagh Street between Manchester & Colombo St.

    and with the Twilight Zone Filter we
    can see what's really going on...
    ;- )
    (apologies for photonic tinkering)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7902 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Tinker away.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    apologies for photonic tinkering

    What tinkering? Snafu.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2896 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Love it!
    (But what is REALLY going on? The over-sized daleks were hoping for a Costa's souvlaki, double chicken, with a chocolate thickshake. Having travelled half a galaxy, they are righteously peeved.
    Mmmm. Where are the Costa's of yesteryear?)

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2098 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    They shoulda gone to Its All Greek to Me, corner Waltham and Shakespeare Roads then. No thickshakes but all sorts of yum. Best souvlaki.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2896 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    a Costa’s souvlaki, double chicken, with a chocolate thickshake. Having travelled half a galaxy, they are righteously peeved.

    truly intragalactic OB skewer objects of desire...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7902 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Surely Costas’s*? Best falafel ever, in any Universe.

    Speaking of which, who remembers the souvlaki place on Barbadoes St next to the Armagh St dairy, around the corner from the laundromat? Those lentil souvlakis got me through late nights at design school many times.

    *there was a suggestion today on Twitter that people with names ending in “s” be barred from owning property, to save difficulty with apostrophes. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3890 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    and with the Twilight Zone Filter we
    can see what’s really going on…

    The Daleks are running round saying 'Rejuvenate! Rejuvenate!'

    Great tinkering.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell, in reply to Lilith __,

    the souvlaki place on Barbadoes St next to the Armagh St dairy, around the corner from the laundromat?

    Mm yes. We lived just round the corner for a few years. The owner of the corner dairy, a very sophisticated Iranian man, I think, encouraged his wife to set up the souvlaki shop.
    It was a strange bunch of ‘local shops’ that corner: the second-hand bookstore; the diary, targeted by racist idiots for a while; the one-time strange bike shop on the opposite corner that looked like a demented magician had retired there, bringing with him the contents of a medieval midden. There was a second-hand furniture shop round the corner (by the souvlaki shop) and a low-grade fish’n’chip place? And the endless clanking rotations of the laundromat….

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2098 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

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    Moment of Chch nostalgia. Streetview is amazing! And so strange… drove through here yesterday and it's very different.

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2098 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    I remember the laundromat never aware of anything else. Maybe it was one of very few .would be fascinating if people who lived in any street would meet up one day and tell their stories. Just businesses within the four avenues.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    ... the one-time strange bike shop on the opposite corner that looked like a demented magician had retired there, bringing with him the contents of a medieval midden.

    A pity that Streetview didn't catch the bike shop while it was open. There was usually a range of mostly 70s vintage bikes for sale out on the footpath, with non-medieval prices. The grey-haired guy who seemed to function as the public face of the operation was in the habit of riding his bike straight off the street and in through the front door. His response to any mildly technical question was "I'll ask Dad," followed by his popping out the back to the presumed workshop.

    Anyway, that shop featured in a remarkable photo exhibition at the COCA galley in about 2006. Unfortunately it's too far back to be archived on COCA's website. I believe there was more than one photographer involved. There were at least one hundred pictures, all black and white, each with a detailed accompanying description, sometimes of several paragraphs, often quoting the subject of the shot. Some featured people in their home or business, for example Alice's Video, while others, like the bike shop, were simply streetscapes. I do hope it's safe somewhere, because it's a fabulous record of a vanished world.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Kings of the rode...

    A pity that Streetview didn’t catch the bike shop while it was open.

    Next best thing is this small piece from The Press in 2009
    this flickr stream
    and this interview from National Radio

    They fixed many a broken spoke, or worse, for me over the years...

    a remarkable photo exhibition at the COCA gallery ...

    Part of Glenn Busch's excellent ongoing photographic social record The exhibition was made into a book also (the King Family grace the cover) available from Canterbury University Press

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7902 posts Report Reply

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