Christchurch Round-Up

There are several projects out for consultation at the moment that could have a resonable impact on transport in various parts of Canterbury. This post is a very quick round-up of the ones that stood out to me. Firstly, Christchurch City Council is consulting on the Linwood Public Transport Hub. Linwood is the third busiest … Continue reading Christchurch Round-Up

Christchurch Hospital Parking

Christchurch hospital car parking has long since captured the imagination of the Christchurch populous. The hospital has little on-site car parking. If you want to drive to the hospital there are plenty of pick-up drop-off spaces, but if you want to store your vehicle for any length of time you have to put it in … Continue reading Christchurch Hospital Parking

Rail Land 2019

Coming up soon is an interesting rail/peformance mash-up that gives people an extemely rare chance to travel by train up the Weka Pass Railway in North Canterbury. Anthonie Tonnon is presenting a new edition of his Rail Land show, with a national tour this December. Rail Land is a tour celebrating passenger rail in Aotearoa. … Continue reading Rail Land 2019

City Council Election Results

Local election preliminary results are in now and here are some initial thoughts. It seems to have been taken down now, but the Stuff live coverage over the weekend reported that 2019 had a higher turnout of young voters than the last few elections, a higher number of younger candidates elected, and a higher proportion … Continue reading City Council Election Results

Another Step Forward for the City

The Riverside Market opened yesterday (here) so I popped in to have a look. I was impressed - it is a sleek building with some interesting design, reused materials, all sorts of mongers selling the food that you can't buy at Pac'n'Save (locally produced cheeses, honey, bread, preserved meat, vegetables, fruit etc.), and plenty of … Continue reading Another Step Forward for the City

Building Stronger Community in our Neighbourhoods

A few weekends ago I participated in a conference on how to build stronger community in our neighbourhoods. It had a strong relational focus, and the speakers and most participants had backgrounds in community volunteer work, church-related ministry, working in disadvantaged communities, and the like. None were traffic engineers, transport planners, or urban designers, and … Continue reading Building Stronger Community in our Neighbourhoods

Get your Voting Papers In!

I was hoping to get a better Christchurch voting guide together but seem to have run out of time, as you will have all received your voting papers now and if you're organised may have even sent them back in again. So instead I'll just refer you to some really good voting guides. 1. Generation … Continue reading Get your Voting Papers In!