360° Panorama of Christchurch from its Tallest Building

360° Panorama of Christchurch from its Tallest Building

I was honoured to be invited to my cousin, Doug’s, secret photography spot; the off the Rendezvous Hotel, Christchurch’s tallest building since the earthquake toppled the rest. Doug is one half of The Heather and Doug Records, a professional photography couple. He has special permission to visit the roof of the hotel for his photography projects. While up there, I snapped a few photos myself (obviously only as an...

Christchurch Cathedral Square in November 2013

I’ve just got back from a walk around Christchurch CBD. I was inspired to visit again after I attended a marketing course at the Rendezvous Hotel – a modern and fresh looking building surrounded by rubble and flat gravel areas. Quite iconic of Christchurch right now, but this time I could also see New Regent Street and Cathedral Junction, with trams finally operational and plenty of tourists around. A...
EQC lay complaint with police over email from Bryan Staples

EQC lay complaint with police over email from Bryan Staples

What is going on over at EQC right now?! So a short while ago, EQC announced that they had accidentally emailed a list of information (claim references or some such) to someone outside of the EQC organisation. All good though – they’d been in contact with that recipient and the recipient had assured them that he would delete the email and hold no record of it. Also worth noting...
3 Things I Learnt from the Christchurch Earthquake

3 Things I Learnt from the Christchurch Earthquake

As we’ve just passed the two year anniversary for the Christchurch earthquake (or the most damaging one at least), I, like many Cantabrians no doubt, have been reflecting on that moment and everything that has changed in our lives since then. My wife and I bought a house not long before the first quake. As home owners, we could really have suffered during the quakes but instead we’ve been...

A Post-Earthquake Update on Bexley

As far as residences are concerned, there’s no doubt that the suburb of Bexley in Christchurch was the worst hit during the 2011 earthquake. As an eastern-suburb resident myself, it seems easy to consider our street amongst the worst hit and yet a journey a few hundred metres down the road tells a different story. Today I took a drive around the residential area between Bexley and New Brighton....

Christchurch Liquefaction Photos and Video in Eastern Suburbs

This afternoon, 23rd December 2011, Christchurch was hit by yet another significant aftershock. And to be frank, we’re pretty bloody over it by now. Like much of the city, I was at work when it happened and it was definitely another one that required getting under the desks. It was a 5.8 that hit us, 8km deep and approximately 20km NE of Lyttelton. Driving home, it was obvious that...