Category Archives: Earthquake

On New Buildings

When we set up a temporary venue, we came into a lot of criticism for what some saw as “an ugly eyesore”. I am comfortable with criticism because I figure if you do something different, there will always be critics. … 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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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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Protest

I went to the protest at the City Council yesterday. For me, it wasn’t about the CEO’s pay rise, it was about an institution that is so inept and damaged that none of the different parts are talking to one … Continue reading

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2012

I’m looking forward to 2012. I was getting worn down by 2011. Bar falling down, insurance scraps, non-stop trouble with finding a new site, the Council saying the right things in public then finding nothing but obsticles in my way … Continue reading

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Rosie’s

It’s Rosie’s birthday today. Happy birthday Rosie. At our new bar, Rosie will be all grown up and operate her own caravan. I will wait ’til she has finalised her menu etc. before announcing too much, but I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Back In Christchurch

In bad news Waterfront Auckland has pulled the pin on the Auckland project. I was really excited about the prospect of getting out of town and representing Christchurch during the Rugby World Cup. In preparation for the event, Waterfront Auckland … Continue reading

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It’s All Happening

A couple of weeks of little activity, a bit of bloody snow, and then this week it’s all on. My house got a red sticker which was exciting. This meant it was illegal to enter the property. They slapped it … Continue reading

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My Mate Tom

Since February, there has been a plus side to the whole disaster situation. I’ve been hanging out way more with Juliet, my old friends and my family.You see, I used to work most hours of most days and then I’d … Continue reading

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Christchurch Garages – Malcy’s Shed

Since the quakes, I have been spending a lot of time in one garage or another, the new cool place to hang out with your buddies and drink cheap beer. I thought I’d introduce you all to a couple of … Continue reading

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