Being in the midst of a disaster recovery really does sound like a pretty depressing place to be but when you look around, there are some really awesome things happening in our communities and city. We thought we would share a few that have caught our eye this week and hope they provide some good vibes going into your weekend.

Canterbury A&P Show

Salmonella Dub is pretty awesome but so is In the Know and we will there too so come and say hello. You never know, we may have just the answer you have been looking for.

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Hi Viz children’s doco

Hi Viz is a fun-filled, factual, five part series about the Canterbury rebuild – for kids, by kids. Featuring hard-hitting interviews with the movers and shakers of post-earthquake Christchurch, Hi Viz explains what happened, what’s going on right now and what the future has in store.

The team of intrepid Hi Viz reporters seek out the latest rebuild stories – from pipes to playgrounds, road cones to rivers, construction sites to container malls and all things in between.

The series will be live on the Future Christchurch website from Monday 17th November.

For a sneak preview, click here to view the trailer.

A Picture of Happiness

One of Christchurch’s top artists has brought joy for a girl with special needs who was traumatised by the damage the earthquakes did to her St Martins home.  Joanne Webber has painted a vibrant mural on Brooke Onekawa’s bedroom wall to replace one that had to be painted over during the four-month repair of her family’s home.  18-year-old Brooke has the mental age of a pre-schooler, can’t talk and spends a lot of time in her bedroom.

She will see the mural for the first time when her family starts the move back into their house this weekend.

Read the full story here.

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The Future Christchurch Visionarium will be touring Christchurch all summer. Immerse yourself in a virtual tour of the city, check out inspirational videos about the central city and communities, and discuss future plans with our Future Christchurch ambassadors. The Visionarium was at FESTA on Labour weekend and will be touring greater Christchurch this summer. Confirmed locations and dates are:

The Colombo, 350 Colombo Street
28 October – 10 November, open 7 days, 10am – 5pm

Canterbury A&P Show, Canterbury Agricultural Park
12-14 November, 8am – 5.30pm

Summer of Fun

Back for the fourth year, events will be commencing from 1 November in communities all around greater Christchurch. Bouncy castles, face painting, crafts, family picnics, games and entertainment are just some of what’s to come. Find the fun in your neighbourhood here.