I was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, on 13 April 1967. My father was a Christchurch businessman, and my mother was from a farm roughly 30 miles from the city. Both sides of the family had immigrated to New Zealand from the UK and Ireland in the mid 1800s. During my early childhood I spent a great deal of time on the farm, and only wanted to grow up to be a farmer. My family moved away from Christchurch in 1970 to the deep south of New Zealand’s South Island. Invercargill is a small city existing largely to serve the surrounding farming communities and a nearby aluminum smelter.
I attended school from the age of five, and during this period acquired two younger brothers. By 1979 the family moved to Nelson, at the top of the South Island where my father intended to retire onto an orchard in a far more pleasant climate. I attended Nelson College until the age of 17, and received relatively good grades. I was an enthusiastic but average sportsman. I also developed an interest in a military career, and applied to do officer training. My application was accepted.
I enlisted on 3 Jan 85, and was posted to the Royal Military College in Australia where a small number of New Zealand officers are trained. I commenced an engineering degree, but soon enjoyed such an active social life that I failed the first…
This report focus on how Christchurch City is affected by the earthquake in 2010 and 2011. Before the earthquake in 2010 and 2011, Christchurch was a garden city whereby it was filled with tourist and people on an everyday basis. However the 2012 earthquake destroyed everything that is happening here.
I arrived in New Zealand in 2013 and I had no idea how was the city like before earthquake apart from all the existing photos. In this report, I will be writing on how Christchurch is…
ES AT1 2017 Case Study: Christchurch Earthquake
Part A: Analysis of Event
Analysis of the tectonic movement or process involved
The Christchurch earthquake in 2011 was a result of a transform boundary. Transform boundaries are when two separate plates slide past each other in their movement. During this process of movement, lithosphere is neither created nor destroyed. Many of these transform boundaries are found on the seafloor. This slide of plates can often lead to major earthquakes. In…
questionnaire surpass the demerits of questionnaire in research. Hence, the researcher has selected questionnaire as method of data collection.
In questionnaire method, the researcher chose quota sampling method of data collection to make sure that sample is representing the population. Quota sampling method is a purposive method. “Quota sampling is useful when the overall proportions of particular groups in the population are known” (Walsh, 2001, p.46)
Reasons to choose quota…
Interactions of health determinants on wellbeing, with a specific focus on the Healthy Christchurch initiative.
The wellbeing of an individual, community, or population can best be defined by the state of its welfare, health, prosperity, security and success. There are many determinants that interplay to effect the wellbeing of people and their communities, and the majority of these are determined simply by the placing of a person or group of people on the social gradient (social ladder).…
PESTEL Analysis for Recruitment Consultancy
Political Government policy to increase jobs. The New Zealand economy is presently in growth phase with a predicted growth rate of 3.8% in 2015 and 3% in 2016 way forward. In line with the same, labor market is also expected to grow with unemployment rate declining below 5% by March 2016 (Employment Plan, 2014).
Investment in the infrastructure. There has been an increase in the infrastructure investment by New Zealand with a…
fail the inspection. As per him, the cause of the problem is that the sector is trying to fill the skill gap in any way it could and result in hiring inexpert staff, non-compliance that came about when very good builders failed to properly oversee subcontractors and lack of accountability. In addition to it Paul Hobbs, the Registrar of Building Practitioner Licensing for the Ministry of Building, Innovation and Employment added that there is an obvious deficit in the dwellings in Auckland and…
protestors took many different forms of protesting, rangeing from “mass mobilisation, marches and rallies, hunger strikes, music, theatrical productions, film evenings, speeches and teach-ins“(classes held by anti-war teachers, held in public or schools/universities).
The most popular protest groups in NZ were the PYM (Progressive Youth Movement) and the COV (Committees on Vietnam). The PYM had many different ‘branches’, with the main ones in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch but also…
Falmouth after visiting accepted students day in March of last year. After visiting the Honors table, and receiving a flyer about the Iceland study abroad program, my mind buzzed with the endless adventures I could be apart of. I had always wanted to visit the land of ice and fire, and here was my chance. A mere few prompts stood in my way! As the program began to take shape, and I was accepted into the program I was over the moon. Study abroad, had always been something I had wanted to do.…
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minority group members. The majority should also learn about the
Bojana Rimbovska is a 24-year-old student living in Christchurch, New Zealand. Rimbovska migrated to Aotearoa New Zealand from the Republic of Macedonia at the age of ten. The former Yugoslav country is landlocked in Southeast Europe. Rimbovska was born and raised for ten years in the…