Image courtesy of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority. Compass Design by Arapata Reuben and Hori Mataki
Image courtesy of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority. Compass Design by Arapata Reuben and Hori Mataki

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Bringing soul to the rebuild

Hine-Pāka Christchurch Bus InterchangeIn the wake of the 2011 earthquake, mana whenua Ngāi Tūāhuriri realised that one way to bring meaning to the destruction in central Christchurch was to get involved in the recovery process, and ensure that Ngāi Tūāhuriri/Ngāi Tahu identity is visible in the city. Despite the historical and cultural significance of the area for Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Christchurch has always been a colonial city read more…


Request for Proposal for North Frame Pedestrian Bridge underway

North Fram pedestrian bridge mapSpanning approximately 50 metres and connecting Oxford and Cambridge Terraces, the bridge will be a functional and distinctive feature of Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct, providing direct access to the developing waterfront including the Ōtākaro Orchard community garden read more…


How Maori will rebuilt Christchurch look?

1474607110591 Let’s start a stroll through central Christchurch at Victoria Square. After a stoush over the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s plans to radically alter the square, a working group did a lot of talking and recommended keeping Victoria Square pretty much as it is. Paths will be modernised and widened, a punt/waka stop will be established and so forth read more…


Where art meets architecture

Christchurch’s new Justice and Emergency Services Precinct is the second time artist Lonnie Hutchinson (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kuri, Samoan, Pākehā) has collaborated on a building. The first was Hanoa ki te Hono Tawhiti, six site specific thresholds for Auckland Art Gallery in 2011. read more…


Special taonga part of national earthquake memorial

A special taonga makes up part of the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial, which was officially unveiled today.
The 265kg piece of pounamu, the traditional Maori name for greenstone, was gifted by Te Runanga o Makaawhio, one of local iwi Ngai Tahu’s sub tribes for the memorial. read more…