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Cassels & Sons at The Tannery

BY ZAK CASSELS
@ VOL 17 ON OCT 09, 2013

Zak Cassels, his dad, and some other family members started a brewery. Just when the brewery was about to become profitable, the Christchurch earthquake hit and ruined their dreams. So instead, with the help of local residents, they turned the building into a bar.

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Building a Playground for All

BY ROB KERR
@ VOL 17 ON OCT 09, 2013

Rob Kerr wants to revitalize Christchurch. His plans for this include significant chnages to Christchurch's waterfront property along the central river. One such plan is the world's largest playground. To design this playground, they consulted the winners of a playground design contest that over 8000 kids participated in.

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Jumping the Wharf

BY REUBEN WILLIAMS
@ VOL 17 ON OCT 09, 2013

Reuben Williams is a wharf jumper. The New Zealand Wharf Jumping Association members jump from wharfs, cliffs, and boats. Reuben shows us some of the different kinds of jumps they do. He then shows us some projects they have undertaken, what a regular outing is like, and what kinds of things you need to join.

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13 Things You Didn't Know About Moshe Feldenkrais

BY MEGAN AIKEN
@ VOL 17 ON OCT 09, 2013

Megan Aiken begins by introducing a man named Moshe Feldenkrais. He was a refugee, a martial artist, a scientist, and a chiropractor. Megan started taking violen lessons when she was a kid, but soon developed back problems. Rather than undergoing surgery, she decided to pursue a treatment method developed by Feldenkrais and had good results.

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Making Gardening Cool

BY LIV WORSNOP
@ VOL 17 ON OCT 09, 2013

Liv Worsnop is the guardian of Plant Gang, a gang that goes to abandoned lots and revitalizes them. They clean them, plant plants, and turn them into beautiful zen gardens. Plant Gang's popularity is growing and new business opportunities are flowering. Gardening has become cool in Christchurch.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 23, 2013.

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Warming the World One Heart at a Time

BY GABBY SMITH
@ VOL 17 ON OCT 09, 2013

Gabby Smith makes Real Hotties, hot water warmers with personalities. She talks about how she comes up with ideas for new characters and then introduces some bachelors and bachelorettes.

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The Festival of Transitional Architecture

BY BARNABY BENNETT
@ VOL 17 ON OCT 09, 2013

Barnaby Bennet talks about the Festival of Transitional Architecture. This year's theme is: "city within a city". There will be presentations about an inner-city garden called the acropolis, a mobile cinema, and more.

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How to Spend Your $100

BY ANTS FIELD
@ VOL 17 ON OCT 09, 2013

Ants Field was tired of wasting hundreds of dollars on gas, so he changed his car into an e-car. His e-car is much more efficient than your typical car, but then he wondered if he could do better. He transformed his bike into an extremely efficient e-bike and now uses it to commute to work.

 

CHRISTCHURCH Blog

Making Gardening Cool

Beautifying the local environment will never go out of style. 
Liv Worsnop is the guardian of Plant Gang, a group that goes to abandoned lots and revitalizes them. In her presentation, "Making Gardening Cool" from PKN Christchurch Vol. 17, Liv speaks on how they clean the disheveled property, plant plants, and turn it into a beautiful zen garden. Plant Gang's popularity is growing and new business opportunities are flowering. Gardening has truly become cool in Christchurch.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Netta Egoz

    Lyttelton based Lawyer by day but fill in the spare hours on the radio via RDU 98.5fm (Chch), working with the Christchurch Transitional Architecture Trust, volunteering at various community projects and now helping run PechaKucha Christchurch!