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Old 10th August 2012, 09:27 PM
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Hi guys, we are due to move out to Christchurch in dec, im starting work at christchurch hospital jan 2013. Just wondered what the town was like now? Is it flat enough to get round by bike and how is the public transport system and rebuilding going?

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Thanks! Doesnt really answer my questions seen as i already have a job!

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Thanks! Doesnt really answer my questions seen as i already have a job!
Hi to answer your question most of Canterbury is flat Christchurch us easy to get round on a bike

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Thanks! Doesnt really answer my questions seen as i already have a job!
Totally agree. Carosapiens post had absolutely nothing to do with your original post. I have therefore deleted it.

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I'd say that Christchurch is a great place for cycling. Nice and flat - unlike Auckland and Wellington, which are both very hilly.

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Yeh, i lived in auckland for a year and cycling was a nightmare!

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Hi guys, we are due to move out to Christchurch in dec, im starting work at christchurch hospital jan 2013. Just wondered what the town was like now? Is it flat enough to get round by bike and how is the public transport system and rebuilding going?
Currently, not much of a CBD. The rebuilding hasn't started yet, but from I've seen of the plans, the city's going to look really flash when it is finished!
And yes, Christchurch is one of the flatter cities of NZ.


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Any updates on the Christchurch rebuild?

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Any updates on the Christchurch rebuild?
I wish you had taken the time to properly read the quote I left for you, the one that got deleted (and which I got an infraction for ) because you said it didn't answer your question. It was an editorial from the Canterbury Star.

On first reading you must've thought it was about jobs, but it was about the lack of activity surrounding the rebuild.

The editor of the local paper described the rebuild and repair of the city as "slower than a wet week". Hundreds of people are being brought in from overseas and are doing nothing even though there are roads to be repaired, houses to be painted, drains to be be dug up and relaid. Inertia seems to be the name of the game.

Delays to the start of the rebuild are being blamed mainly on insurance settlements being held up http://www.starcanterbury.co.nz/news...rence/1517575/


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Any updates on the Christchurch rebuild?
There's a video here that outlines the plans for the rebuild that they released to the media recently. I guess you have to take into account that the vid was prepared as an advertisment for Christchurch, but nevertheless it all looks pretty flash.

Christchurch rebuild plan revealed - National - NZ Herald News

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