software design

New Zealand: Christchurch
13 Apr 2014


April 13, 2014

from Auckland Hackweek, New Zealand


April 16, 2014

to Melbourne, Australia

Weather (Celcius)

Elevation (m)

Christchurch, New Zealand

Thursday, January 16, 2014 21:04

From Wikivoyage:

The Garden City, the South Island’s largest city is slowly rebuilding itself after it was hit by a destructive earthquake in February 2011

From the nyt article 52 Places to Go in 2014:

Three years after two large earthquakes devastated central Christchurch, the city is experiencing a rebirth with creativity and wit — thanks to the ingenuity of its hardy residents — and is welcoming tourists back again. Though much of the central city has yet to be rebuilt, entrepreneurs and volunteers are finding surprising ways to make temporary use of empty lots and bring life back to the downtown. The Gap Filler program, begun a couple of months after the first quake in September 2010 and expanded after a more destructive second quake in February 2011, has created an open-air performance space made of blue pallets, a dance floor with coin-operated music and lights, and even a nine-hole mini-golf course in vacant lots across the city. The Greening the Rubble campaign has since the 2010 quake been planting temporary gardens on the sites of demolished buildings. To replace the destroyed 19th-century ChristChurch Cathedral, a magnificent transitional church by the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban opened in August with sturdy cardboard tubes for the roof. Businesses are also trickling back downtown. One bar, built inside shipping containers, has a name that encapsulates the spirit of the entire city: Revival.

Flying from Auckland to Christchurch

Sunday, April 13, 2014 10:31
10:31AMAt the airport.
10:36AMAt check in.
10:39AMChecked in.
10:42AMThrough security.
10:45AMAt the gate.
12:30PMTake off!
1:35PMTouch down.
Total air time1:05
Total flight legs1


Sunday, April 13, 2014 13:57

Sunday, April 13, 2014 17:01

Sunday, April 13, 2014 17:09

Sunday, April 13, 2014 17:13

Sunday, April 13, 2014 17:15

Mum's Korean Bbq

Sunday, April 13, 2014 18:55

Pretty decent bibimbop, though we needed to add a lot of soy and chili sauce.

Shipping Container Restaurants

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 15:58

They’re a thing here.

Smash Palace

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 16:06

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 16:15

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 16:57

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 16:58


Tuesday, April 15, 2014 16:59

This 100 year old clock tower miraculously survived the earthquake and is presently being restored.

Four Windows

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 17:00

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 17:09

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 17:12

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 17:17

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 17:19

Shipping Container Mall

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 17:29

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 17:36

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 17:40

Samurai Bowl

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 18:02

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 16:08

Flying from Christchurch, New Zealand to Melbourne, Australia

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 17:45
5:36PMAt the airport.
6:20PMHad issues at check-in - we were told that we could get our Australian visa fee waived at the check-in counter, but apparently this isn’t the case with JetStar who will happily charge you $30 NZD rather than the $20 AUD the visa actually costs. Yay budget airlines.
6:40PMGrabbing dinner. All of the food here is crap. Just ate a wrap that had plastic eggs in it.
8:09PMWaiting to board.
8:49PMTake off!
10:01PMTouch down! -2 hours to Melbourne time.
10:41PMThrough customs.
11:35PMOn a skybus for $18.
11:58PMAt the train.
12:04AMIn a cab.
Total air time0:00
Total flight legs1

18.2kg l 19.1kg j


April 13, 2014

from Auckland Hackweek, New Zealand


April 16, 2014

to Melbourne, Australia