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That fallen wall

posted 03.13 in news.

On Thursday afternoon two young pedestrians were killed by a falling brick wall in central Melbourne, and another 18 year old was ferried to hospital in a critical condition but died on Easter Sunday. This article tries to assemble some of the...

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A lack of zeal

posted 02.13 in news.

Driving past Waiheke Island’s new library construction site last month, I raised a bushy eyebrow on seeing the hoarding announcing Mainzeal Group as main contractor. I hadn’t seen their name anywhere for a very long while. I had thought...

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Hometown Boomtown

posted 11.11 in resources.

This TV documentary from 1983 guides us through the rapid changes in Wellington in the 1970s to earthquake proof the city, and build a motorway through it. Aside from the cheesy music, it’s pretty darn interesting for anyone with an...

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Fitzroy Gardens, again

posted 05.10 in news.

They really want to hang out in the past down at the Parks Branch. They’re about to bowl anything in Fitzroy Gardens that looks like it was built after 1939, after a spot of public consultation. They’ve lept on Heritage Victoria’s...

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The Fall

posted 05.10 in news.

Lonsdale House now looks like this… The facades of the ground floor shops have, rather eerily been left as a hoarding. And a few from the vaults: 2009 2009 2004 The five uncertain years in the lead up to the demolition...

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