Networking Meeting 25 August, Pegasus Arms, 5:30 to 7:30pm

North Entry ViewYou are invited to join us on Monday 25 August 2014 to hear inspiring speakers and be involved in discussions to promote sustainable developments in the rebuilding of Christchurch.

VENUE: Pegasus Arms, 14 Oxford Terrace (near the hospital) … access is off Tuam St or Oxford Tce (map)
TIME: 5.30 – 7.30pm
DATE: Monday, 25 August 2014


  • Context Architects ( – How do we build in Christchurch in a way that benefits future generations, ensuring developments are economically sustainable and robust enough to withstand inevitable social, economic or climatic changes?
  • Specialist in Prefabrication – speaker to be confirmed. Exploring the opportunity prefabrication provides in the Christchurch rebuild.  What can we learn from European, Scandinavian & North American systems regarding affordability and sustainability?

Drinks & bar food will be available for purchase. Call 366 0600 or email for dinner reservation following the meeting.

RSVP to Jane Quigley by Friday 22 August.  Feel free to pass this invitation on to anyone else you think may be interested.

Look forward to seeing you there.

AGM 22 September

People_AGMYou are warmly invited to our inaugural AGM on 22 Sept 2014. Please note that this is new date, to comply with the notification period in our constitutional rules.

VENUE:  Upstairs Room, Pegasus Arms, 14 Oxford Terrace (near the hospital). Access is off Tuam St & Oxford Tce (map).
DATE:    Monday, 22 September 2014
TIME:     5:30 – 7:30pm

Before we get into the more formal part of the AGM, we have a real treat for you! Tony Moore (Principal Sustainability Advisor at the Christchurch City Council) will present the highlights from his recent study tour to Europe:


The Resilient Cities Study Tour took place between 18 and 29 May 2014, visiting The Hague, Lille, London, Paris, Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Bonn. A delegation of five New Zealand based researchers, an MBIE official and two officers from Auckland and Christchurch Councils took part. The tour also included two conferences.  The Urban Areas Under Change in Hamburg and ICLEI World Resilient Cities Conference in Bonn. This presentation will be Tony’s reflections on the tour and conferences attended.

Jane and Rex have seen Tony’s presentation and it is fantastic!


In accordance with the ‘Viva Sustainable Urban Village Project’ constitution (section 12.4), nominations for the committee roles of Co-Convenor, Secretary, Treasurer and core committee members were invited on 23 June 2014.

We received nominations for the positions of Co-convenor (Jane Quigley – since Lin Roberts is stepping down, another co-convenor is required) and core committee members (David Guthrey, Ruth Walcoff, Lin Roberts, Rex Verity and Jürg Hönger).  According to our constitution, our committee can be up to 12 people, so we would love another three people joining the committee!

Please consider being nominated for a position!  Here is a nomination form for you to download, fill in and return to Jane (  Verbal nominations will also be accept at the AGM.  If you wanted a conversation about either of these roles, don’t hesitate to call either Jane (0274 592 371) & Jürg (021 633 130).


1. Welcome
2. Brief Reports on Progress last year, and Finances
3. Nominations and Elections
4. Membership
5. Conclusion

Here is our constitution for your reference.

The AGM promises to be both interesting and ground-breaking for the society’s role in creating a vibrant future for Christchurch!  We invite you to be part of this!

RSVP to Jane Quigley ( by Wednesday, 17 September.