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Christchurch is a city full of creative, inspirational and innovative people. Read the amazing stories behind their projects, visions for the future, and the how their exciting ideas are shaping the city.

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      George Shaw - SPECTRUM

      The world’s leading street artists are heading to Christchurch, New Zealand, for an exhibition that will transform the city.

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      Jenny Harper - Christchurch Art Gallery

      Jenny Harper, of the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, has been the director of a closed gallery for more time than she has been an open one.

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      Lianne Dalziel - The Mayor of Christchurch

      Five years on from the devastating February 2011 earthquakes, the city of Christchurch is rebuilding itself as a modern, future city, led by Mayor Lianne Dalziel.

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      Giulio Sturla - Roots Restaurant

      Lyttelton has a new star in town, a restaurant that is taking food sustainability to a whole new level: award-winning Roots Restaurant is helping reinvigorate the town’s spirit as it rebuilds from the Canterbury earthquakes.

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      Glen Tregurtha - Christchurch Bike Tours

      The post-earthquake blues are giving way to a vital energy as Christchurch rebuilds and reinvents itself. And the best way to get up close to the city’s sights and sounds is by bike.

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      Sam Crofskey - C1 Espresso

      In New Zealand’s second-largest city, ingenuity and passionate locals are giving Christchurch an intriguing new edge.

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      Michael Esposito - Welcome Aboard

      The iconic Christchurch activities of punting down the Avon River, the historical tram through the city and gondola on the port hills, faced an uncertain future following the February earthquakes.

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      Marcia Butterfield - Neat Places

      Marcia Butterfield thought her hometown was getting a bad rap when her friends complained about the lack of things to do in Christchurch after the earthquakes, so she set about proving otherwise – and she did.

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      Coralie Winn - Gap Filler

      Coralie Winn has taken Gap Filler from an earthquake response, to a grassroots movement that gained huge momentum, to changing the way people think about space in a city.

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      Neil Cox - General Manager Isaac Theatre Royal

      Standing outside the grand Isaac Theatre Royal, it’s hard to believe it hasn’t stood exactly that way for the past 100 years. And that’s exactly the point.

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