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  • Rob Stowell, in reply to Hebe,

    Fingers crossed :)

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2110 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Hebe,

    I see a posting tonight saying Andrew Turner has won the Banks Peninsula council seat, though I cannot find the results link for the numbers.

    Five votes!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Diwali in Christchurch. October 26. 2013 .

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Canterbury Arena

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Cupweek in Christchurch 2013

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Ricky May and Terror To Love won the Christchurch Casino Trotting Cup 2013

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Terror To Love and Ricky May warming up.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

    Esp for Geoff Lealand :)
    This is a 32-minute recruitment film, made by the National Film Unit for the University of Canterbury in 1964. As well as show-casing the university, it's a stroll through the Christchurch of the day. You'll encounter streets and buildings that no longer exist, a way of life that's both foreign and familiar, and quaint, old-fashioned notions like free tertiary education for all who are able and willing.
    Recently restored and scanned by Dvideo in Wellington, for UC.

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2110 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    The proper Show Day parade! Cool: I'll watch the rest later. Duck pancakes to polish off (today I found a reliable source of takeaway Peking - Beijing? - Duck for the first time ever in Chchch).

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh, in reply to Hebe,

    Peking – Beijing? – Duck for the first time ever in Chchch

    Either Peking or Beijing is fine. Apparently Peking more closely matches the pronunciation of 北京 as it was back when that romanisation system was developed. Anyway, Peking University is still officially Peking University, so whatever.

    But, wow, good duck in Christchurch, that is good news. I never thought of it as takeaways, though...

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell, in reply to Hebe,

    a reliable source of takeaway Peking – Beijing? – Duck

    Mmmm. A good find. I've half a mind to take them our ducks, who don't know their place (it's NOT in the house.)

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2110 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    good duck in Christchurch, that is good news. I never thought of it as takeaways, though…

    I suppose "good duck" is relative. This is perfectly edible duck, though. I could have done with a little more crispness of the skin, but I have not had any for a long time so it's forgivable. Half a duck $16 (a whole frozen duck is $30 at the butcher so it's not outrageous). I took home the cooked duck, warmed it and soft pancake-like flatbreads, and added chopped asparagus, broccoli, ginger and garlic. Then sliced raw spring onions and diced red pepper. Worked well -- not purist but near enough to the real thing to be satisfying.

    Best duck I have had was in London: at a tiny Chinese cafe in Soho. Five quid for a bowl of either duck and rice, chicken and rice, or pork and rice and bottomless pots of jasmine tea.

    Chris: This enclave at Church Corner is a surprising area of Asian shops and arcades, food and fish shops, a patisserie with a Japanese name and a shoe repairer! (rare in Christchurch now because most of the central city cobblers were wiped out and the good ones are hugely popular). I go over there for the vege shops, and to escape my rather monocultural part of town.

    Speaking of food: how about a Summer food thread Russell (or we could resurrect the last one)?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    our ducks, who don’t know their place

    A puppy soon fixes that :-)

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell, in reply to Hebe,

    ducks, who don’t know their place

    A puppy soon fixes that :-)

    They waddle as a threesome, scattering chickens, and the border collie is too wimpy to take them on. Or maybe we've trained him too well not to eat the poultry.

    This enclave at Church Corner is a surprising area of Asian shops and arcades

    There's a small part of Chch where you could happily shop in Chinese, if you knew not a word of English.

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2110 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    There’s a small part of Chch where you could happily shop in Chinese, if you knew not a word of English.

    Any other little worlds you know of? I so enjoyed today’s venture that, as lovely as it is, I’ll branch out from sightseeing at The Tannery. The thing with Christchurch seems to be that all the pieces have been thrown in the air and have come down in surprising new patterns. I have even found an old friend from another world and another life running a pub over the hill. A recent venture was up the valley at the back of Lyttelton, taking apart a fence: another charming wee world.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    Nice memories for peeps who experienced this city way back when. Cheers.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    it’s a stroll through the Christchurch of the day.

    Fabulous time slippage...
    Nice to see moments like Beatrice Tinsley's physics graduation notice flicker by, and the streets of my youth...
    ...even the old high school!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Robert Urquhart, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    That's an amazing little time capsule. Of the positive aspects, naturally.

    Christchurch • Since Mar 2009 • 163 posts Report Reply

  • Just thinking,

    Not sure why the fight still goes on with the failed local politician.
    I do hope this means he loses his position on the Canterbury District Health Board.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/9395025/Aaron-Keown-urges-phone-abuse

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1158 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Dog Show on McLeans Island

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    All shapes and sizes.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Adorable all of them.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Italian Sheepdog , Marama.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    She was ready to go on stage when she gave it a whirl.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Just thinking,

    Cart (carriage) before horse:
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/city-centre/9422490/Trams-back-on-track

    This will slow the rebuild, add expense and danger to it.
    Now we have to deal with live overhead wires and the restriction of working close to rail lines in a city that is still years away from recovery of horizontal infrastructure and general construction.

    On the plus side we have a tram that goes nowhere & you'll see not much.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1158 posts Report Reply

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