container mall is relocating

Retailers at Christchurch's Re:START container mall have spent the day packing up their shops so that relocating the containers can begin tomorrow.
Twenty businesses are shifting to another part of the mall to make way for a new permanent building development to begin.

The Re:START container mall was born from the need to breath new life into the Christchurch central city, following the devastating earthquake on 22 February, 2011.

It was the brainchild of the city’s Property and Building Owners group, who knew that the wait for new buildings would be too long and that people needed to be encouraged back into the CBD as soon as possible. 

Today some of these retailers are closed due to relocation of the stores.


VW ad that every teen should watch

This is a very eye-opening ad about driving and mobile phones.


the first day of winter

Today may be the official first day of winter but the scene below that I took yesterday doesn't hold a clue. I have to say that, even without central heating, I prefer winter here in New Zealand than in Kansas.