64 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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More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Leaving Neighbourly

Raewyn Neighbourly Lead from New Brighton

So I've decided to leave Neighbourly - been a Lead since the very beginning and I've just had enough of what they want us to do and what we are not allowed to do.

I've written a letter, wait for a reply and then will leave. It's just not the same anymore. You can't do anything, you can't say anything and I feel for you all who are still. here.

I've basically been the only Lead here for New Brighton. Some have come and gone but never done anything. I've done all the events. Well I've given up now.

All the best to you all - take care and see you on the outside!

One less business on here because I can't post anything - even though have 4 girls to feed, a husband and an almost son-in-law.

So if you ever need any photography - won't say my name because it will be deleted but it is under my name lol hahaha

Take care all
Departing Lead for New Brighton

2 days ago

We Say/You Say: Anzac Day

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Northern Outlook

Hi Canterbury,

How are you commemorating Anzac Day? What stories have been passed down through your whānau?

April 25 marks the 106-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, one of the most costly campaigns for the Allied Forces during World War I.

Anzac dawn and commemorative services up and down the country are scheduled to get underway after widespread cancellations last year, due to the nation being under Alert Level 4 restrictions.

The NZDF have advised of a reduced presence of military personnel at Anzac services due to deployment at MIQ facilities.

You can check out where the Anzac day services are on this interactive map on the RSA website.

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1 day ago

Throwback Thursday

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Workers use hand-held tools to construct Summit Rd on Christchurch's Port Hills in 1910.