Pet friendly Fino Hotel & Suites, 87 Kilmore Street
The newly refurbished Fino Hotel & Suites has two dedicated pet friendly suites for house trained pets under 50kg. They supply a bed, water bowl, and for those taking man’s best friend, a map of local dog parks. See Pet Friendly Suites for more information. (PS. Scenic Hotel Te Pania in Napier is dog friendly too).
Fino Hotel & Suites, Christchurch
Play Pong at the intersection of Lichfield & Colombo Streets (outside the Bus Exchange)
Local company SmartCross are responsible for the devices with touchscreens that are attached to the traffic … Read the rest
Wunderbar prides itself on being unique, I’m going to call it curious, and a little bit creepy. The dolls head light shades could be considered cute, and if you’re going to behead some victims and display their heads in a cabinet it’s probably best they belong to Sindy and Barbie.
Dolls head lightshade at Wunderbar
It was the hair roller light shades (with hair) that led me into creepy territory. I don’t know if the hair was real, neither of us was keen to examine it closely. I couldn’t help wonder though whether hair from a hundred nanas was hanging … Read the rest
Gap Filler makes use of empty spaces in Christchurch by filling them with temporary creative projects that benefit the community. It’s a reality in the city that there are many empty spaces that buildings once occupied.
As visitors to the city the projects have put smiles on our faces and I don’t think there’s anywhere else in the world where we could plug our iPOD into a washing machine, add $2, and “play” an air guitar at a Dance-O-Mat.
The Dance-O-Mat was designed due to the loss of performance venues in the city and bookings can be … Read the rest
Update: Cashel Mall Re:START finally closed completely in 2018.
Project Re:START helped 27 retailers open the doors of their shipping container businesses in Cashel Mall, Christchurch in October 2011. The devastating February 2011 earthquake and subsequent after shocks made much of the inner city a no go zone, but the opening of the shipping container shopping centre has returned retail to the city centre. We weren’t sure what to expect but what we found was a colourful jigsaw of containers divided into two shopping precincts with foot paths, bench seating and gardens.
Cashel Mall Re:START
The container shopping centre is … Read the rest