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Looking Through the Pallets

BY RAFAELA BOLANOS
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

The Pallet Pavilion was a temporary community venue made of repurposed materials such as packing pallets. The week before it was dismantled and recycled the two event managers of the venue, Rafaela Bolanos and Rosaria Ferguson spoke to the PechaKucha audience as they sat in the venue about the diverse events that occupied the Pallet over two summers in Christchurch.

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A Local Food Project

BY ALEX DAVIES
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

Local chef, Alex Davies uses produce foraged and sourced from only the Canterbury region. Since working with seasonal foods, his menu changes daily depending on what he has each day. He develops relationships with his growers and can always tell you the story of where your food came from that day. He now operates an open kitchen at a local cafe and wine bar called Shop Eight.

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Studio Christchurch

BY CAMIA YOUNG
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

Architecturaly trained urbanist, Camia Young introduces Studio Christchurch: a multi architecture school collaboration working on projects to help benefit the rebuild of Christchurch. She explains past projects, furture ideas and connected orgainsations such as Future Christchurch and Exchange Christchurch.

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The Generation That Won't Need Fossil Fuels

BY ROSA HUGHES-CURRIE
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

Physicist and environmentalist, Rosa Hughes-Currie is the regional coordinator of Generation Zero, a New Zealand based youth led environmental movement which seeks to draw on its members professional skills to find solutions for climate change.

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The Woods From the Trees

BY REGAN GENTRY
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

New Zealand artist Regan Gentry talks about his latest project. In colloaboration with the Rekindle Whole House Reuse Project, he salvages wood from an earthquake damaged house to fashion life-sized trees in the central city. It is a project where nature reclaims the urban landscape. 

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Cycling is the New Black

BY RICHARD HAYMAN
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

Richard Hayman describes his two passions: cycling and architecture. They may seem like two different ideas, but they have more similarities between them then people may think. Richard talks in more detail about the relationship between cycles and architecture and how both are a series of different parts that join together to make a beautiful whole. 

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Discovering the Mana of Te Reo Māori

BY REGAN STOKES
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

Regan Stokes is Māori and English. In this kōrero he discusses how cultural dislocation became cultural enlightenment as he gradually discovered the Māori language. Regan advocates for te reo Māori to be taught with an emphasis on the cultural significance of the words themselves, and is now teaching community te reo Māori night classes in Ōtautahi Christchurch.

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Closet Environmentalist

BY NATALIE JONES
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

Climate change and global warming are topics that have been debated about since the early 90s to today. For the long time that this topic has been talked about, what are the hopes of finding a solution? Natalie Jones talks about her experiences at the UN Climate Change Conference and tries to answer this exact issue. However, her time there has made her realize that it is the people that truly make a different and has empowered her to not take fact for truth and instead take action. 

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Christchurch Costal Pathway

BY MEGAN WRAIGHT
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

Megan Wraight talks about the creation of the Christchurch costal pathway. A community initiated progam, the costal pathway will provide better connectivity, improve ecological health for the environment and meet the recreational needs of the community. It is an exciting architectural structure that will hold the cultural identity of Christchurch and be enjoyed for many generations. 

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Garden City 2.0

BY BAILEY PERYMAN
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

Bailey Peryman talks about his social enterprise GardenCity 2.0 which aims at building local systems that focuses on the production and distribution of locally grown food. He wants people to become aware that in order to be healthy you need healthy food which is hard to find in today's society. 

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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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