Gap Filler scheme a success in Christchurch

By Hamish Keith In Cultural Curmudgeon

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13th August, 2011
For this curmudgeon, one of the most memorable images after Christchurch’s February quake was the man from the munted suburb of Bexley who told a TV3 reporter that what his street needed immediately was “Portaloos and books”. That seemed to me to sum up in the most compelling way the essential ingred­ients of recovery – the immediate necessities of life and some of the simplest glue that holds communities together. I pointed out after the less disastrous September quake that the city’s libraries and the art gallery ...

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