58 days ago

Decade since Christchurch Earthquakes

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Northern Outlook

Kia kaha Canterbury! Have you got any messages of support?

February 22 will mark the 10th anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquakes.

With uncertainties surrounding commemorations due to recent Covid-19 restrictions, the Christchurch City Council will live stream the event so that people worldwide will have to opportunity to pay their respects.

The council has worked closely with the Quakes Families Trust to create a memorial service that will acknowledge and commemorate those that lost their lives and all that have endured hardship due to the disaster.

“We want people, no matter where they are in the world, to feel part of the commemorations so we will be live-streaming both the national memorial service on 22 February and the free concert – Ōtautahi Together – on 28 February,” says Christchurch City Council Civic and International Relations Manager Matt Nichols.

185 Cantabrians lost their lives when a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck at a depth of 5km near south-east Christchurch in 2011.

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Tamariki Talks - Fun Challenges

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation Canterbury

It's the last day of Term 1 for tamariki and rangatahi across Aotearoa before the school holidays begin! Take a look at our Tamariki Talks page for fun challenges to entertain the kids these school holidays.

#dinglefoundation #tamarikitalks #challenges #fun #resilience #respect #kiwican #empoweringtamariki

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1 day ago

One of Canterbury's oldest wineries started in a garage

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours, did you know...

Ivan Donaldson​ first planted a small vineyard in Canterbury soil in the seventies as a hobby.

The vineyard was one of the first ones to be planted in the region and quickly turned into a love of wine for the former neurologist, who sought to pursue winemaking as a full-time career.

This year, the family celebrates three decades since Ivan first released a Pegasus Bay vintage from his garage, with the responsibility now resting on eldest son and winemaker Mat Donaldson​, who has since produced the next 27 of the family’s 29 vintage wines.

The winery now exports to more than 25 countries.

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