A new blog has been set up to chart Christchurch’s recovery and provide visitors to the city with up-to-date information on what is going on and what’s popped up at www.popupcity.co.nz. ( NOTE: I was sent this news and I’m passing it on unaltered.)
“T he city is changing very rapidly and it seems every week a new restaurant, café, bar or shop pops up somewhere,” says Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism chief executive Tim Hunter. “We want to keep people informed of these developments so that they can make the most of their stay here and also see how the city is bouncing back.”
The blog will be constantly updated to provide information on everything from where the best places are to go after dark to where you can find boutique shopping and farmers markets. It also has information about activities people can do while they are visiting.
“It is important to us that people keep visiting the city – it’s still alive and it’s still beautiful – but we need to give them good reasons to come and to make it as easy as possible for them once they’re here. With this blog we hope to capture the dynamic face of Christchurch and show people how much we still have to offer,” Mr Hunter says.
Locals and visitors are also being encouraged to check-out the blog and to leave comments about things that are going on in the city.
“We’ll pull together as much information as we can about what’s happening as we embark on this exciting journey to recovery, but we’re also want to tap into the local community and get them to share their insiders’ knowledge about the best places to go and what changes have taken place,” Mr Hunter says.