Always interesting to see how Christchurch is viewed internationally
as I live on the outskirts of Horseshoe Lake and the Red Zone, I thought this was a good article. You can see my area in the picture below - I live on the outer loop of the top Horseshoe shape along the small river that leads down to The Avon.
Some of the issues being faced in the use of this enormous area are presented in this document on Ōtākaro
Governance case-studies. Some light reading for the keen....
I'm back from some holidays - firstly to Hanmer Springs with three generations enjoying some R and R, We stayed at an idyllic place on the golf course and enjouyed some adrenaline with the jet boats...
and last week staying with my friends in Nelson. Was wonderful to enjoy friends and a spell of welcome, warm weather as the summer here has not been brilliant, yet. However, the recent warmth has left the Port Hills tinder dry and everything looked very brown when I flew in yesterday - so far no fires, but we watch the Australian fires causing so much damage and heartbreak and after our own hill fires three years ago, we are all aware of the risks. So glad there has finally been rain in Australia - I hope this reduces the fires enough to get them under control. So grateful to all the people that have volunteered to help the people and animals affected. I have donated to a few places for wildlife rescue but I am sure there are many other charities assiting the people left homeless too.
Back to work shortly - it has been a wonderful break and I feel almost ready to get back into it - just need to get used to waking up early again!