Monday Message 9th September 2019

As we roll past another anniversary of the first Christchurch earthquake, media remain fixated with what still needs fixing including various emblem projects notably the Cathedral.

In contrast I would like to highlight something that is new shiny and special post earthquake: Albion Square in Lyttelton. Saturday alfresco lunch and coffee here with son and grandson was (once again) a memorable experience. Well-designed outdoor space with relocated War Memorial to the north and new gateway to the south framing the humming commercial activity at Lyttelton Port. I like it!

Cheers to Albion Square and all those who conceived and delivered it.