Peterborough Village

Pete’s Landing

November 29th, 2013 | Posted by PVI in Public Space - (0 Comments)



INVITATION - Peterborough Village / pita kāik end-of-year event

In a Village – City Council partnership, a transitional parklet is developing in the street fronting Peterborough Library. Our community is furnishing it as Pete’s Landing, launching tomorrow, Saturday afternoon, 30 November 2013.


The informal event involves ‘Pete’s Boat’ arriving up the Avon at 4pm to Cambridge Terrace at the eastern end of Peterborough Street, then a noisy procession 3 blocks along Pete St to install the boat on the parklet platform amidst crates, lockers, ducks and eels at 4.30 pm.

Refreshments will be provided, plus The Flying Cup coffee cart will be opposite.

The parklet signals a change to the less car-dominated – the more people and cycle-friendly – streetscapes sought in local redevelopment. Pete’s Landing is for the community to casually enjoy -kids in boat, stories conjured, bring coffee over, don a sunhat, sit ‘n read a mag from a locker – plus ‘Pete/Pita stories are anticipated.


Centuries ago, the parklet site adjoined kahikatea wetland forest. Our village includes the site of the Tautahi kāinga on the banks of the Ōtākaro / Avon, and of the first pakeha settlement on the plains that established opposite. Pete’s Landing is inspired by this heritage and these river-associated and spring-fed lands, where tributaries flowed and groundwater remains close below.


A special thank you to:

• Sylvan Demolition (native timbers); bike shops (tubes);
• David Brailsford (kanuka pole); Resene (paint, hats & sunblock);
• Working Ideas (flag design); Adgraphix (flag printing);
• Lucas Associates (design, manage); Will Robinson (image)
• Sam Rooney (building); & heaps of Peterborough Village folk

See you at 4pm by the Avon (east end of Pete St) & on to Pete’s Landing at 4.30pm – all welcome.

come and join the festivities...














Come and join us for an end of year event, celebrating the Village parklet ‘Pete’s Landing’, under development in Pete Street out in front of the Library.

Locals are busy building the crates, sorting the flagpole and fine tuning the lockers – plus ducks & eels! – to “furnish” the Landing for the community’s enjoyment.

Gather down at ‘Poplar Crescent’ (see map at the top of email) on Saturday 30th November at 4pm to welcome “Pete” when the crew bring the boat up the river, arriving at Pete’s Landing around 4.30pm with festivities.

Diary it now and a more detailed notice will be sent out a few days prior. If you have, please bring along instruments to play!

Phone/txt Di if you want to help with the installation etc (ph 3650 789 / mob 027 232 5690)

Can you help with installing Pete’s Landing?

Have you spare:
•  Sunhats (to add to a collection to be available in one of the lockers)
•  Watering Can
•  Natural rope
•  Design/Enviro/etc Magazines, and
•  Decoy duck for the structure, or,
•  (real) whitebait & eel for the festivities!

See you there! All welcome…

Our Stories

November 14th, 2013 | Posted by PVI in Our Stories | Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Fiona Farrell’s “About Stories, poems and buildings” (2012)*

* Akaroa Civic Trust Newsletter November 2013 pp. 6 – 12

Fiona Farrell “About Stories, poems and buildings” (2012)*


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Ecosystems of Peterborough Village

September 27th, 2013 | Posted by PVI in Planting - (0 Comments)

Ecosystems, Peterborough Village ‘HOUHERE’ PLANT LIST



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Committee Nomination Form

Rules of Peterborough Village Inc – proposed August 2013

Rules of Peterborough Village Inc – proposed August 2013 – markup

Financial Statements 2013

Pita Kucha Invite

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June 20th, 2013 | Posted by PVI in Public Space - (0 Comments)

Fertig Parklet




Mix It Up Winners

Announcing the winners of the Pita Kaik ‘Mix it up’ Competition…

Overall winners first equal:

#124 – Architectus

#130 – Andrew Sexton Architecture


Special prizes:

1. Structural innovation: 

Winner: #132 – Continuum Architecture & Ken Robinson Architects

Highly commended: #126 – Dalman Architecture & Kirk Roberts


2. Prefabrication:

Winner #124 – Architectus

Highly Commended #132 – Continuum Architecture & Ken Robinson Architects

Sponsor: Prefab NZ


3. Timber use:

Winner: #130 – Andrew Sexton Architecture

Sponsor: NZ WOOD


4. Sense of place:

#130 – Andrew Sexton Architecture


5. Provocative Concept: (NB this replaced the microclimate management award)

Winner #132 – Continuum Architecture & Ken Robinson Architects

Highly commended #125 – Stuart Taylor


First equal, Architectus,  PUBLIC GREENWAY

Designers: Hamish Shaw, Stephen Lammas. Christchurch
Team: Carsten Auer, Claire Hamilton, Mitchell Round. BECA engineers.

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First equal, Andrew Sexton Architecture, NEW ‘URBANISM’ FOR CHRISTCHURCH

Jesse Matthews, Claire Gesterkamp,
Kevin Ma, Cleon Ferreira, Andrew Sexton. Wellington

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