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Blast from the past

I discovered this photo gem while looking for something else (that was never found). A blast from the past, it recalls the early days of Punting on the Avon, instigated in 1986 by Geoff Ellis who developed the riverside Edmonds Band Rotunda Restaurant. This scene quickly became one to identify Christchurch. The trick was to… Read More

Botanic Gardens light up

A light up leafy event promises to be spectacular in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens during the July school holidays. It will be part of the Botanic Gardens 150th celebrations this year. The event also coincides with TVNZ Two’s Kidsfest. It will be a rare treat to see our magnificent Botanic Gardens presented this way in… Read More

Special Visitor

Many Welcome Aboard people will remember a key staffer Annelies Vranken, responsible for functions and all manner of added value programmes.  She was also great with her computer skills.  Her position was taken over by the outgoing and very capable Sharon Sharpe (ne McKey) when Annelies departed to support her fiancé’s Ph.D. studies.  They spent… Read More