I do intend to visit the Horseshoe Lake area across the river we live beside - just picking the right time.
I read this week that many of the local villas from these areas are being sold to rural areas and towns further south rater than being relocated with their owners. The strict covenants in new local Christchurch subdivisions means they can build with new materials only... and some of the apparent restrictions such as types of pets, and not owning cars older than three years old! How welcoming... I hope I never have to live there!