Silver linings

There’s been a lot of darkness in the world recently and sometimes it can be hard to find the good in things. No-one one saw COVID-19 coming, but we have learned to adapt and live with it. This is the perfect time to remember every cloud has a silver lining.       A MUCH-NEEDED […]

Raising an army

Until recently, University of Canterbury graduate and Kiwi entrepreneur Guy Horrocks was living in New York helping launch a new data management company, Solve. But, as the number of Covid-19 cases in the city climbed, cafés closed and business meetings were cancelled, he realised it was time to go.     He and his wife, […]

The Influencers: John Bridgman

  Between Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre and the Metro Sports Facility alone, Ōtākaro has been pumping around $15m a month into the construction sector, on behalf of the Government. Pre-lockdown, around 600 people were active across both sites and we’re continually working to get back to that level, while maintaining safe working distances. When […]

The Influencers: Joanna Norris

  The economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are unprecedented. If we are to save jobs and businesses, get the economy going again and ensure Christchurch is well positioned for the future, we need to do so together. We have a chance to usher in a sustainable future by working together to save jobs, to […]

A kindness pandemic

The Coronavirus lockdown has caused an unprecedented need for hundreds of thousands of vulnerable Kiwis to stay socially connected and to get a hand with urgent supplies, meals and picking up prescriptions.     Enter Support Crew, an established online help roster that activates a community to remotely coordinate meals, supermarket shops, a friendly phone […]

The Influencers: Lianne Dalziel

  It was an interesting time in lockdown within my bubble of two living as we do in the heart of our city! We have explored the parts of the central city we don’t usually get to see. The juxtaposition of the old and the new that tells part of our story; the history before […]