Category Archives: Christchurch

Wee Bike Run Photos

As promised, here are my favorite photos from our Wee Bike Run in the weekend. I suppose this is for those of you that are too old and dotty to be on the Facebook. Those of you that can handle … Continue reading

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Smash Palace Wee Bike Run

This weekend we held our first Smash Palace Wee Bike Run. It started as a Scooter Run ’til the pedants pointed out that there were hardly any scooters. So we changed it to the Fifty Run. Then some people showed … Continue reading

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Building Consent Arrives

Today I write bearing good news… I am pleased to announce we have left limbo and now have a full-blown, fully-approved building consent. With the whole debacle having taken over 10 months, it feels good to finally be over the … Continue reading

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On Bike Night and the Police

Thursday rolls around again which means bike night. Those of you that were here last week will have seen that I got into a fairly heated discussion with the police about what I saw as a heavy-handed approach to coming … Continue reading

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The Scaffold

I have been meaning to do a couple of posts explaining our rationale for how we set the place up. Put something down for posterity and all that… I’m going to start with the Scaffold. No, I’m not talking about … Continue reading

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Two Years

Two years since that massive shake came and messed up our lives… A good time to look back on what we have been through and what we have achieved… Goodbye Blue Monday is dead and gone and the myth of … Continue reading

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Homebrewer HQ

Last nights inaugural Homebrewer HQ night was a resounding success. Thanks to those who showed up and to Jock for supplying the Yeast Infection Amber Ale for us to sample. We made plans to make a new 50l brewery which … Continue reading

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Rosie’s Caravan Cafe

Hello Folks, In sad news, we have had to close Rosie’s Caravan Cafe. The whole exercise made sense when we thought we would have a roof. Then we massively overspent on legal/engineer fees and suddenly had no money left for … Continue reading

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Olympics on the Big Screen

If I had a penny for every time some guy came into Cartel/GBM/Smash Palace and said “nice bar, but do you know what’s missing? You need a big screen TV so that you can play the rugby…” then I would … Continue reading

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The Chummy Shines

Greg’s and my meticulous maintenance schedule paid off and I came third in class in the Chummy yesterday (Greg was much further down the field for the record). Thanks to everyone that came out to support and to those who … Continue reading

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