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Dux Central

Summer has arrived, well and truly this last week and we’ve had beautiful warm days – mid to late 20s.  Bliss.  What better way to end the week then, than go for a quiet drink and dinner with friends? 530 more words


A Family Attraction

Rebuild workers and their families relocating to our shores might be pleasantly surprised by the number of family friendly activities we have. We are fortunate that many of our best known international attractions such as Orana Wildlife Park and Willowbank Reserve suffered relatively minor damage in the Canterbury Earthquakes. 228 more words



‘CBD’ is another favourite that is now available as a note card. This one sprang from my ‘In the style of…’ drawing experiment and was inspired by the work of Jim Flora. 66 more words


Avon River

The Avon River flows through the centre of Christchurch city.

The river travels from a spring in the suburb of Avonhead through the western suburbs towards the Botanic Gardens, Hagley Park and the Central Business District. 500 more words

South Island

Complex Footbridge

An elaborate but very functional all-wooden bridge over the river in Cashmere.
Possibly wood is preferred over concrete these days, more earthquake resilient.
Also, bottom-left, those are open daffodils so it is Spring in the city.

Quake City

Quake City is a exhibition on the Christchurch earthquakes.

The purpose built exhibition opened in February 2013 after the Canterbury Museum hosted a temporary exhibition in 2012. 220 more words

South Island

Marking Five Years Since the Earthquakes Began

Today marks five years since the first big earthquake that hit my hometown, Christchurch.

It doesn’t take long for me to evoke the memories of the shaking and noise that we woke to in the wee hours of 4 September 2010.   366 more words

General Muttering