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Me talking about Christchurch

Me talking about Christchurch

Okay, so that blog post I wrote about mental health in post-quake Christchurch got an amazing amount of attention with people sharing it willy nilly and generally agreeing that it was right on the money.

22 February, 2016
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Three Februaries: 2011-2012-2016

A picture of me in the same place at three different moments in time. Feb 2011: After the 6.3 magnitude earthquake on 22 February 2011, immediately after we had left the building, my friend and workmate took a photo of me with her phone. The expression on my face probably says everything. I’m looking towards […]

We need to talk about Christchurch
20 February, 2016
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We need to talk about Christchurch

If you’d asked me a fortnight ago what the mood of Christchurch folk was, asked for a precis of our psychological landscape I would have said that we were doing okay.

Things I done wrote #3

Things I done wrote #3

Most of my writing these days is for my day job. Here’s a selection of my latest postings there.

Seven reasons to love Dave Grohl
19 February, 2015
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Seven reasons to love Dave Grohl

Last night the fiancé and I attended The Foo Fighters’ Christchurch concert, the first of their 2015 Sonic Highways World Tour. It was epic in more ways that one. In order to get there we had to battle sleep deprivation (we’d both been awake since at least 4:30am), baby-wrangling and babysitter organising, and monstrous traffic

HAPA Design Store: Loving the local

HAPA Design Store: Loving the local

I’m a city kid. I grew up in Linwood which, though not in the middle of town, is only a 10-15 minute bus ride to Cathedral Square (back when Cathedral Square did double duty as transport hub and spiritual centre of the city).

Earthquake survival tips for newbies
22 July, 2013
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Earthquake survival tips for newbies

I wrote a post offering Wellingtonians some earthquake survival tips and then Seven Sharp decided to do a very cut down version of it for their show. This involved lying on my pregnant belly on the floor under my coffee table on my dirty carpet. Ah well.  

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