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  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Everybody who is anybody was present.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    The Village People, Roger , Gerry and Stephen.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    A creation of Architect Feng Zhan and Construction company Hanham and Philp.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Yay for supermarkets re-opening!!

    And good to know you're still out and about with your camera. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Today's landmark for me: taking the teenagers to Alice's in Videoland to get a movie, then to South City New World for a shop for me and fast food for them. And a visit to the wee library at the mall. Little stuff can be so fine.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2613 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Lilith __,

    Try stopping me Lilith .Did you or any of your friends catch last nights Mrs Brown on Telli? I have not laughed so hard in ages. A bit like father Ted but better.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Hebe,

    Like the pakipaki!
    Still in Big O, but just returned from some weeks t’other side of the hill.
    Carting more n’more stuff there-

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

  • Islander, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    I have a theory that the first story tellers used loaded words, made poem-tales - and so stuff got remembered...

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

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Islander,

    Or created?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    the new super market on Edgeware Road

    good to see some useful local infrastructure coming back.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16838 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Sacha,

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    good to see some useful local infrastructure coming back.

    The most tangible sign so far of the elusive rebuild, which is probably why Roger & Gerry made a rare appearance outside the confines of the CERAbunker. Parker & consort attended, though the Parkeress looked as if she'd rather be somewhere more upmarket. The real Roger is on the edge of shot, but a close squizz reveals that he - or some base imitator - also made the cover of the TV Guide.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3597 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Meanwhile Harold the giraffe at Orana Park has died:
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/7154082/Harold-the-giraffe-dies

    Chief executive Lynn Anderson said Harold, known affectionately as Harry, died after regurgitating food and then inhaling it into his lungs.

    Initial autopsy results showed his fourth stomach chamber was inflamed.

    "Nineteen years was too young and he was in good health, so it was quite sudden," Anderson said.

    She said his death would have been quick.

    The 19-year-old giraffe, known outside the park as the mascot of the Life Education Trust, died overnight.

    Poor Harold. OD'ed? Or did he do a Mama Cass?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2613 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Has anyone heard anything about either Redcliffs or Ferrymead supermarkets being rebuilt? The St Martins New World is progressing well, but we could sure use more out east.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Lilith __,

    St Martins is to open in October-ish. Redcliffs has a plan but is not due to be rebuilt anytime soon. (saw that in a community paper a couple of weeks ago). It's by a cliff so that will slow any rebuild on the same spot. Countdown don't know: land issues?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2613 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Hebe,

    died after regurgitating food and then inhaling it into his lungs

    a time-honoured traidtion amongst our drunken youth

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16838 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Joe Wylie,

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    Body language is speaking volumes

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Looks like they are charming the new BNZ costumer. What is wrong with Kiwibank?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Hebe,

    Not a burger ...say it isn't so.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Not a burger ...say it isn't so.

    Doesn't say. Could have been a ham sandwich.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2613 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Or created?

    O, this is a bit weird-
    I thought I had already responded to your comment,
    saying, something like -who can prove anything like poets/wordsingers/singers indeed making new words/expanding/blinking/cranking language-
    but I deeply feel
    that as very early people made wonderous pictures ( and carvings)
    so did we begin to enhance how we make real our dreams and desires in words &songs.
    A pity this is not appreciated now

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

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Islander,

    There are times when I would rather listen to a Maori elder telling me parts of early Christchurch history before colonization then colonizers giving me one version of hearsay made to measure. On the other hand unfortunately these days where we have to have hard evidence to make the slightest comments, the spoken word has lost
    some of its power.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    these days where we have to have hard evidence to make the slightest comments, the spoken word has lost
    some of its power

    luckily hard evidence isn't necessary for touching hearts, for sparking imagination and connecting people - the things that keep our lives balanced : )

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2334 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    luckily hard evidence isn’t necessary for touching hearts, for sparking imagination and connecting people – the things that keep our lives balanced : )

    Well put Nora.

    Hard evidence is also not to be mistaken for the punting-on-the-Avon schmaltz being peddled as Christchurch history; a MacHistory that confuses sentiment with emotion while somehow ignoring the near 800 years of human settlement here in favour of a mere century and a half of little England.

    It will indeed be interesting to see the demographic changes (age, cultural identity, nationalities of residents settlement patterns etc) wrought by the earthquakes. I see that happening already and find it a more fascinating prospect than the physical rebuild. Rewriting our history, recasting our city.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2613 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh, in reply to Islander,

    A pity this is not appreciated now

    As Gudrun, Nora and Hebe have demonstrated, not all of us have lost that sense of the magic power of words. And my daughter loves books and loves Daddy reading her stories, so there's some hope for the future.

    But I, too, do wonder just how much we have lost, be it through our fascination with technology or our demand for hard evidence.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 2168 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    these days where we have to have hard evidence to make the slightest comments

    Doubt it - there's more fact-free twaddle being peddled than ever by the right white kind of folk.

    As a wise mental health advocate once said to me, we have enough evidence-based practice; we need more practice-based evidence. Oral histories, songs and art fit the bill perfectly.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16838 posts Report Reply

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