Imelda Bargas’ editorial records her sadness about the impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on her home city, Christchurch, while Michael Kelly expresses anxiety about the prospect of preserving earthquake-damaged buildings and the frustrations of graffiti. Simon Nathan reflects on geological earthquake predictions and the implications for preserving heritage buildings.
David Verran surveys recent happenings in Auckland and discusses Is History Fiction? by John Docker. Eloise Taylor discusses the redevelopment of Hawke’s Bay Museum and Art Gallery, while Nathan investigates nineteenth century scientist Dr Schmidt. Kirstie Ross introduces the Slice of Heaven exhibition at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and Eileen Barrett-Whitehead reports back on the New Zealand Wars conference at Massey University.
Read this issue: Phanzine June 2011