Fairfax Media Videos August 2013
Videos from Fairfax Media recorded in August 2013.
10:06am 25th August 2022
- Fairfax Video, August 2013 (1)
- A video about the Police Special Tactics Group using an abandoned house in the Christchurch residential red zone to train. The video includes an interview with Inspector Steve Mather, Special Tactics Group Commander, about the training exercise.
- Fairfax Video, August 2013 (2)
- A video about the restoration of the dome of the Isaac Theatre Royal. The video includes an interview with Vanessa Carswell, Associate at Warren and Mahoney, about the dimensions of the dome. Because the dome is not a perfect circle, the dome and the canvas that cover it have to be reinstalled in exactly the same way, and the dimensions have to be measured accurately so that the new steelwork fits correctly. The video also includes an interview with art restorer Carolina Izzo about restoring the canvas covering of the dome. Izzo says that the theatre lights have burnt the edges of the canvas, and some patches have been affected by mould. She also explains the process for cleaning the artwork.
- Fairfax Video, August 2013 (3)
- A video about the earthquake damage to the Christchurch Town Hall. The video shows footage of a tour through the inside of the Town Hall, recorded on a GoPro camera. It also includes interviews with Councillor Glenn Livingstone and Councillor Tim Carter about their impressions of the damage and the work that will be needed to fix the building.
- Fairfax Video, August 2013 (4)
- A video of an interview with Sean Duxfield, the exhibitions and collections team leader at the Christchurch Art Gallery, about installing Michael Parekowhai's bull sculpture, 'On First Looking into Chapman's Homer', in the Christchurch Arts Centre market square. The sculpture was installed in secret on a patch of grass.
- Fairfax Video, August 2013 (5)
- A video about the Christchurch Pops Choir which is performing at the Christchurch Arts Festival. The video includes interviews with artistic director Luke Di Somma and president Lee Harris. Di Somma and Harris talk about starting the choir after the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes, and singing pop music. The video also includes footage of the choir singing as part of a flash mob at the Christchurch International Airport.
- Fairfax Video, August 2013 (6)
- A video of an interview with Linda Stewart, Chairperson of the Burwood-Pegasus Community Board, about how the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes have affected the facilities in her ward. Stewart talks about the loss of recreational reserves such as QEII Park, and the likelihood that residents will leave the area if they cannot teach their children to swim. She also talks about the repair process, and the need for community meeting places.
- Fairfax Video, August 2013 (7)
- A video of an interview with Gordon Smith, owner of Gordon Smith and Sons Fruiterers, about the road works outside his shop. Smith talks about how the road works have affected his business, decreasing the number of parks outside his shop and encouraging commuters to take alternative routes.