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  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Far out, thanks Ian.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    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

    One of my prized possessions from Wellington in the late eighties is Glenn Busch’s National Art Gallery book Working Men, linked above. Each image with an, often long, individual statement from the subjects. Incredible historical document, and wonderful portraits.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Ian, respect! Who needs a search engine when we've got you?

    I well remember that bike shop, and also being charged some ridiculously small sum for a bike repair. Old fashioned in the best sense. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3890 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

    http://porcupinefarm.blogspot.co.nz/2012/09/dotcockup.html


    The latest piece of handwork of Joe Wylie.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Leigh Russell, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Joe, that cartoon of yours, for which Gudrun has provided the link, is most amusing!

    Otago • Since Jul 2010 • 208 posts Report Reply

  • Leigh Russell,

    I was in Christchurch last week and since then have been puffing and blowing about things going on there. This morning I read Lorraine North's article protesting about the demolition of Cranmer Court, got mad, and added my voice to hers in my own piece about this structural carnage: "STOP the demolition of Cranmer Court".

    Further to this I think there are more imaginative ways of recognising the bravery and courage of Christchurch people than of holding the s-i-n-g-l-e medal from the Royal Humane Society in the City Council civic chambers, and am about to write to Mayor Bob Parker on the subject. In the meantime I've written my thoughts about it in my article: "Everyone in Christchurch deserves a medal ~ earthquake aftermath remembrances".
    Kia Kaha, people!

    Otago • Since Jul 2010 • 208 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to JacksonP,

    One of my prized possessions from Wellington in the late eighties is Glenn Busch’s National Art Gallery book Working Men, linked above.

    Oneofminetoo-

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

  • Rob Stowell, in reply to Islander,

    Mine too :) We have a framed print from it on the wall- there's something remarkably honest about the whole series of photos.

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2097 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Leigh Russell,

    Leigh, the site you linked to does not allow non-google account posts.
    So- stuffit.

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

  • Leigh Russell, in reply to Islander,

    Hello Islander, are you put out or am I imagining it? I've had problems with that setting before and have re-adjusted it.

    Otago • Since Jul 2010 • 208 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Leigh Russell,

    Cheers Leigh - I cannot post on that site -I would (I learned to play the clarinet there) but I sure as shit am not joining up to any Google account. Heoi-

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

  • Lilith __, in reply to Islander,

    Would you like to tell the story here instead, Islander? I'd love to hear it.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3890 posts Report Reply

  • Leigh Russell, in reply to Islander,

    Ah, well I do understand your reservations about Google, which I have myself, and the earthquakes have broken all our hearts in different ways... Yes, do tell away, we want to hear about the clarinet classes!

    Otago • Since Jul 2010 • 208 posts Report Reply

  • Leigh Russell,

    I have just published a comprehensive article about the loss of democracy in Christchurch and Canterbury on one of my sites. Those of you who take an interest in the political power structures involved may find this of interest: Democracy on a slippery slop ~ Christchurch earthquake aftermath

    Otago • Since Jul 2010 • 208 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Leigh Russell,

    Thank you very much for that, a labour of love and an eminently bookmarkable resource.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    +1. Should be widely circulated,

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2539 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    +1. Should be widely circulated,

    Indeed. Am spreading links around right now.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3122 posts Report Reply

  • Leigh Russell, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Thank you for your encouraging responses Joe, Geoff and Stephen. It took me about a week to write and longer to research. The whole subject sat on my chest for a great deal longer, so it's a relief to have completed it and shared it now! Ah, I see I have replicated an earlier error in the title above. 'Slop' indeed... :-)

    Otago • Since Jul 2010 • 208 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Hi Leigh. Thanks for sharing this. I'll give it a spin on Twitter also.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Great work Leigh. Has taken me ages to read through it.

    Towards the end you ask how the government is getting away with abrogating Canterbury's democracy, and you answer:

    "The trouble is that the people of Christchurch are tired, and very much occupied with the effort of simply getting from one day to the next."

    Any thoughts about the role of the rest of the country and our political players in opposing this situation?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19697 posts Report Reply

  • Leigh Russell, in reply to JacksonP,

    Hi Jackson, thanks for that! :-)

    Otago • Since Jul 2010 • 208 posts Report Reply

  • Leigh Russell, in reply to Sacha,

    Hello Sacha,, thank you. Regarding your question I have to confess that the article grew from my response to comments earlier on this thread in which I asked Christchurch people the same thing - how could the rest of us help. The responses I had from Emma, Lilith, and I think, Hebe, were all the same - that they were tired, and that I could write to my MP. I started to write to Claire Curran, but my letter got longer and longer and then I decided that I should write an article about it and then send it my MP with a copy of the article... I'm part way through that process! I throw it open to Christchurch residents to answer you in their own way. (I live in Dunedin at present)

    Otago • Since Jul 2010 • 208 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Lilith __,

    I wanted to learn to play guitar (I sort of could, courtesy of a 1930s guitar my mother could sort of play.)
    Aranui HS 1960 did have a music teacher (T.J. Kirk-Burnard who had been involved in overseas armies & was an alcoholic by the time his nadir -Aranui HS-
    occurred) and he organised I could go learn to play a wind instrument of my choice

    (because I wasnt interested in brass)-

    so, I wound up there- a wee bloke with a skinny beard and zilch people-skills was the teacher. It took me nearly 4 months to develop a lip (reed players will understand) and an aue! moment to realise that my lips preferred a softer reed
    than teacher insisted on - and an eventual understanding that I wasnt a team player-

    loved the ambience of the building.

    I would still take up the clarinet again (I have a large number of discs) if/when I could afford the instrument...

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

  • Gudrun Gisela,

    Full marks to Keith NG. What a scoop.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Islander,

    Guitar? I have heard there are gadgets you can clip on to a fret board and the thing will automatically tune it for you. This was my stumbling block as i was unable to do it myself, so practice was not continued until i had my next lesson. Kids got it easy now. There are very good ones on trade me very reasonably priced from people who got tired of practicing. Clarinet? Respect!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

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