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  • playcentre | Occasionalities
    with Jade the manager of the Linwood Playcentre The event hit the local news because it featured hundreds of paper cranes made by the kids to raise funds for a garden in memory of Nayan Woods Nayan was the four year old killed by a runaway car on Linwood Ave a few weeks back Like just about everyone else in this town I was deeply touched by the tragedy which occurred on a route I travel most days So the Linwood Playcentre had a big day as dozens of folk flocked there largely out of respect for Nayan and his family It was lovely to have the opportunity to meet Nayan s big brother Jacob and speak with his Mum and Dad Emma and Duncan I had been very impressed by their public display of forgiveness and understanding after the accident They were kind enough to accept my stumbling condolences and chat about the value they placed on their family being involved in the playcentre I went away inspired Yani and I were rapt to see the Linwood Playcentre raised 1 000 for its facilities during the open day Tags Linwood Nayan Woods playcentre Categories Community Archives June 2015 March

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  • Green Drinks – 26 August | Occasionalities
    5 30pm Thursday 26 August in the No 8 Dining Room at The Twisted Hop in Poplar Lane Andy will speak from 6pm This is a great opportunity for intelligent and discerning folk to make up their own minds about Solid Energy s biofuels programme What are their motivations Are biofuels a legitimate answer to our energy woes What are they actually achieving at the moment Andy is a down to earth approachable guy He is keen to tell his story so this is a great chance to have a dialogue Come along and ask your questions I personally will be fascinated to hear what the questions and answers are on these widely debated issues Green Drinks is your chance to mix and mingle with the keen environmental doers and thinkers of Christchurch Come along it will be great to see you Like this Like Loading Related Tags biofuel Solid Energy Categories Environment Seminars Seminars You Missed Skinny skis leather boots Inspirational Linwood Playcentre Archives June 2015 March 2015 August 2014 June 2014 April 2014 February 2014 July 2013 March 2013 August 2012 February 2012 October 2011 March 2011 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 April

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  • biofuel | Occasionalities
    30pm Thursday 26 August in the No 8 Dining Room at The Twisted Hop in Poplar Lane Andy will speak from 6pm This is a great opportunity for intelligent and discerning folk to make up their own minds about Solid Energy s biofuels programme What are their motivations Are biofuels a legitimate answer to our energy woes What are they actually achieving at the moment Andy is a down to earth approachable guy He is keen to tell his story so this is a great chance to have a dialogue Come along and ask your questions I personally will be fascinated to hear what the questions and answers are on these widely debated issues Green Drinks is your chance to mix and mingle with the keen environmental doers and thinkers of Christchurch Come along it will be great to see you Tags biofuel Solid Energy Categories Environment Seminars Seminars You Missed Archives June 2015 March 2015 August 2014 June 2014 April 2014 February 2014 July 2013 March 2013 August 2012 February 2012 October 2011 March 2011 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 April 2010 Categories Adventures Community Current Affairs Earthquake Environment Film Finance Music Seminars Seminars

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  • Solid Energy | Occasionalities
    renewable energy initiatives particularly biofuels 5 30pm Thursday 26 August in the No 8 Dining Room at The Twisted Hop in Poplar Lane Andy will speak from 6pm This is a great opportunity for intelligent and discerning folk to make up their own minds about Solid Energy s biofuels programme What are their motivations Are biofuels a legitimate answer to our energy woes What are they actually achieving at the moment Andy is a down to earth approachable guy He is keen to tell his story so this is a great chance to have a dialogue Come along and ask your questions I personally will be fascinated to hear what the questions and answers are on these widely debated issues Green Drinks is your chance to mix and mingle with the keen environmental doers and thinkers of Christchurch Come along it will be great to see you Tags biofuel Solid Energy Categories Environment Seminars Seminars You Missed Archives June 2015 March 2015 August 2014 June 2014 April 2014 February 2014 July 2013 March 2013 August 2012 February 2012 October 2011 March 2011 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 April 2010 Categories Adventures Community Current Affairs Earthquake

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  • Sewage spill into Heathcote | Occasionalities
    the CCC should spend as much as it took to prevent sewage flowing into our rivers The CCC needs to clean up its act and bring forward the spending required to stop these overflows Like this Like Loading Related Categories Environment Constitutional right to oblivion Skinny skis leather boots Archives June 2015 March 2015 August 2014 June 2014 April 2014 February 2014 July 2013 March 2013 August 2012 February 2012

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  • Constitutional right to oblivion | Occasionalities
    Like Loading Related Categories Current Affairs The importance of being neighbourly Sewage spill into Heathcote Archives June 2015 March 2015 August 2014 June 2014 April 2014 February 2014 July 2013 March 2013 August 2012 February 2012 October 2011 March 2011 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 April 2010 Categories Adventures Community Current Affairs Earthquake Environment Film Finance Music Seminars Seminars You Missed Uncategorized Meta Register Log

    Original URL path: https://blog.petertaylor.co.nz/2010/07/22/%e2%80%9cconstitutional-right-to-oblivion-%e2%80%9d-the/ (2016-05-02)
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  • The importance of being neighbourly | Occasionalities
    I reflected on the experience Having spent much time living in country towns over the last three decades I was familiar with the pride and common interest that binds these small communities As an urban dweller I wondered about the distance that separates me from my neighbours Once upon a time we welcomed new neighbours with soup and scones taking shared responsibility for the burdensome chore of shifting house and welcoming new souls into our neighbourhood fabric Over the last 40 years that ethos has changed so substantially that bewilderment and shyness were the most common reactions as I made myself known to my new inner city neighbours a couple of years ago That great barometer of public attitudes advertising confirms the phenomenon of this growing distance from our neighbours It appears from a recent advertising campaign aimed at those of us who grew up in the seventies and before that there are two nostalgic memories that bind us knowing our neighbours and drinking coffee made from soluble powder In these days of the shrinking globe where we know our barista better than our neighbours where we Facebook our school friends in London more frequently than we greet a passerby at our gate what role is there for our physical neighbourhood I wonder if I have recently seen some clues to the answer to that question One night a few weeks ago a stolen car was set alight outside my house The next morning I inspected the damage for a few minutes stove top espresso in hand A young mum from a couple of doors down gave a wave and wandered over for a chat The grandmother from across the road detoured from her letterbox to say hello We shared the experience of a disrupted night and the mild shock of such anti social behaviour at our doorsteps More recently a next door neighbour phoned She had been burgled in the middle of the afternoon while she was at work Searching for clues and answers and assuaging her fears she was touching base with her neighbours We had a good old natter finding out who knew who and confirming that no one had seen the burglars in action Despite the negative triggers both experiences made me feel more grounded and at home in my neighbourhood I felt that others would be watching out for me and caring a little about how I was getting on A recent radio interview with Australian David Engwicht a proponent of fostering community to calm urban traffic gave more food for thought Engwicht claims that rather than narrowing streets and building speed bumps the solution to traffic danger is to reclaim our streets This is a view that has great resonance in the age of the boy racer Engwicht suggests that when we reject fear and treat our street as an extension of our home perhaps even having dinner publicly visible in our driveways that a welling sense of community slows traffic and makes us

    Original URL path: https://blog.petertaylor.co.nz/2010/06/18/the-importance-of-being-neighbourly/ (2016-05-02)
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  • David Engwicht | Occasionalities
    of warmth and hospitality As we headed home I reflected on the experience Having spent much time living in country towns over the last three decades I was familiar with the pride and common interest that binds these small communities As an urban dweller I wondered about the distance that separates me from my neighbours Once upon a time we welcomed new neighbours with soup and scones taking shared responsibility for the burdensome chore of shifting house and welcoming new souls into our neighbourhood fabric Over the last 40 years that ethos has changed so substantially that bewilderment and shyness were the most common reactions as I made myself known to my new inner city neighbours a couple of years ago That great barometer of public attitudes advertising confirms the phenomenon of this growing distance from our neighbours It appears from a recent advertising campaign aimed at those of us who grew up in the seventies and before that there are two nostalgic memories that bind us knowing our neighbours and drinking coffee made from soluble powder In these days of the shrinking globe where we know our barista better than our neighbours where we Facebook our school friends in London more frequently than we greet a passerby at our gate what role is there for our physical neighbourhood I wonder if I have recently seen some clues to the answer to that question One night a few weeks ago a stolen car was set alight outside my house The next morning I inspected the damage for a few minutes stove top espresso in hand A young mum from a couple of doors down gave a wave and wandered over for a chat The grandmother from across the road detoured from her letterbox to say hello We shared the experience of a disrupted night and the mild shock of such anti social behaviour at our doorsteps More recently a next door neighbour phoned She had been burgled in the middle of the afternoon while she was at work Searching for clues and answers and assuaging her fears she was touching base with her neighbours We had a good old natter finding out who knew who and confirming that no one had seen the burglars in action Despite the negative triggers both experiences made me feel more grounded and at home in my neighbourhood I felt that others would be watching out for me and caring a little about how I was getting on A recent radio interview with Australian David Engwicht a proponent of fostering community to calm urban traffic gave more food for thought Engwicht claims that rather than narrowing streets and building speed bumps the solution to traffic danger is to reclaim our streets This is a view that has great resonance in the age of the boy racer Engwicht suggests that when we reject fear and treat our street as an extension of our home perhaps even having dinner publicly visible in our driveways that a welling

    Original URL path: https://blog.petertaylor.co.nz/tag/david-engwicht/ (2016-05-02)
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