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Southerly: Liveblog: Moving House (Literally)

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  • Gregor Ronald,

    Has anybody seen my house? I'm sure it was just here...

    Glad to see positive progress, best wishes for the next phase.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 68 posts Report Reply

  • Allison Haywood,

    Aaarrggh!! Way to go, David and Jen. I am most impressed with all that machinery. Can't believe I checked in exactly on moving day! I'll be watching for updates. Glad the weather has been kind this month and long may it continue ( or at least until the house is safely re-hitched at t'other end.....

    Blenheim • Since Jul 2011 • 4 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    When I was on the board of a primary school we got permission to shift a 100 year old hall from down the road (which was going to be demolished) onto the school grounds. They chopped it in half and put it on two huge trucks. Then realised that they had to take all the power lines down as it was now too tall. Was a huge undertaking although it only had to go less than a kilometre. But thoroughly worth it for the excellent school hall that resulted. (However, 13 years later it has been deemed an earthquake risk. Ironic.)

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2004 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Hebe,

    thanks. loved that place

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16270 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Hebe,

    New life at old site...

    Piko moved to Stanmore Road for a year or three. The old part of the Kilmore Street building is down; the new part survived, just.

    More than 'just' - the orphaned new remnant is now rising phoenix-like as YogaBase a joint venture between various Iyengar Yoga teachers in Chchch (including my partner Sally) - with the first classes beginning soon in early May....
    ...and after class you can swap your books at the Gapfiller Book Fridge just across the road!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Great news; more life in town. Well done Sally et al.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2552 posts Report Reply

  • Aidan,

    How does it feel to come from a broken home?

    Canberra, Australia • Since Feb 2007 • 141 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Don't worry about what could go wrong, you've got insurance haven't you? Haven't they ???? { ; )
    How exciting!

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5918 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth Davidson, in reply to Jolisa,

    Yes yes, a very moving and uplifting story it is - but without foundation.

    Sydney • Since Mar 2007 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    the Gapfiller Book Fridge just across the road

    so that's where it is

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16270 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,


    This is a song for the move. Not completely about moving a house, but this band is capable of moving the house and the song has Crane Driver in the title so that’s good enough by me. One of my favourite bands. Needs to be played really loud.
    ELBOW, The Lonliness of a Tower Crane Driver.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5918 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Great stuff, David. Does the front door have to be facing in a particular direction (toward the mountains), to ensure feng shui is maintained (now, that is a load of horse poop)?

    Just as well you don't have to put the milk bottles out tonight.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2265 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    And just because this has "Hole in my neighbourhood" in its lyrics and its nearly Friday. Another one. We need powerful sounds for this mammoth task at hand. :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5918 posts Report Reply

  • Samuel Scott,

    I keep checking back to see if there is another photo. I'm as hooked on this house move as Game Of Thrones.

    South Wellington • Since Feb 2008 • 292 posts Report Reply

  • Jen Hay,

    We are home eating Sushi. Estimated move off the section = 5.30pm.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 41 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Hebe,

    Piko moved to Stanmore Road for a year or three. The old part of the Kilmore Street building is down; the new part survived, just.

    The funny thing is, I only recently realised that Brigitte Unwin runs Piko. Brigitte and I were good friends way back in the day in London -- we lived in nearby houses in Bonnington Square and had some adventures together. Her comedown tea, with valerian and whole camomile flowers floating in the cup, was the stuff of legend.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18508 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    One of my favourite bands. Needs to be played really loud.

    Weren't they great live?

    I think Grace Under Pressure would be appropriate for the Haywoods too.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2104 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

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    Apropos to anything, we found this the other day. Neither of us has a clue where it came from, apart from Auckland Library that is, apparently it was Withdrawn. Somebody, at some point has affixed typewritten labels to make it read “Quiet and Withdrawn, doesn’t play well with others", possibly an “R. Brown” in 1997.

    You find strange things when you upset the balance of the universe by moving things.
    Stranger still, by random chance, the Image number is Image (666).jpg.
    Wooooo

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4613 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    And, I've always wanted to play this when moving a house.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4613 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Gapfiller Book Fridge just across the road!

    Looks like someone is making a garden on the site of brick Piko too.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2552 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    How long will the journey to Dunsandel take?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2552 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX,

    Seems like it is all gouing well.

    The roof driving off, being driven, down the road on its lonesome will be a "cute" sight. I am assuming you will be reusing it.

    Best wishes.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1174 posts Report Reply

  • David Haywood, in reply to DexterX,

    The roof driving off, being driven, down the road on its lonesome will be a "cute" sight. I am assuming you will be reusing it.

    Hell, yes! Not leaving anything for Gerry Brownlee.

    Thank you everyone for all the very kind and supportive messages. I'm exhausted already (worked until past 2 am last night) and can't believe that I'll be going until dawn. Mind you, the convoy ride in the truck will ease the pain somewhat.

    Dunsandel • Since Nov 2006 • 953 posts Report Reply

  • David Haywood, in reply to Allison Haywood,

    Glad the weather has been kind this month and long may it continue

    Always excellent to hear from one of the other Dr Haywoods!

    Alas that the forecast is for rain this weekend -- I'm just hoping that they're wrong.

    What a time to have no roof on one's house. Bugger the meteorologists...

    Dunsandel • Since Nov 2006 • 953 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    Forget rain, beware giant cats! They could really damage your house.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

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