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New Brighton's golden oldies

Monday afternoon is movie time for New Brighton’s golden oldies. Ashleigh Monk reports. Every Monday afternoon Quintin Sumner sets up chairs in neat rows, boils the jug for tea and awaits the crowd that comes for the  “Golden Oldie Movie Day”, hosted by the New Brighton Historical Society and Museum… Read More »New Brighton's golden oldies

Tom Davies: Mr 'Mt Pleasant'

For the residents of Mt Pleasant, community spirit and resilience have been imperative post-quake. One man helped bring the community together, when the only people locals could turn to were their neighbours. Monique Steele reports. With supermarkets closed and the suburb of Mt Pleasant in turmoil after the quake, Tom… Read More »Tom Davies: Mr 'Mt Pleasant'

Mapping the damage

Ben Mack  spends an afternoon with Tony Aldridge to report on how one man’s data is helping to shape the rebirth of Christchurch’s hillside suburb of Mt Pleasant. The sea breeze is strong as Tony Aldridge walks the ever-so-steep streets of Mt Pleasant. “A nickname for Mt Pleasant is Mt Plywood,” he says as… Read More »Mapping the damage

New Brighton's future at heart

New Brighton businessman Paul Zaanen is doing all he can to build a better, brighter future for his seaside suburb. He talks to Ollie Ritchie about trusting the community to come up with its own solutions.