Alex shares his tips on Christchurch.
Tips from a local: Christchurch, New Zealand
Alex Herbert Ski maker, Kingswood Skis
Local delicacy: Whitebait and paua (abalone) are abundant and too good for words.
Local recreational activity to watch: Sitting up on the headland and watching the surfing at Taylor’s Mistake.
Most romantic spot: A drive out to Godley Head in the evening to watch the sun set over the Alps and the lights of Christchurch.
Most unusual thing to do: Experience the gap filler project, where the recent earthquake’s demolished building sites become outdoor music venues, movie theatres and bowling alleys. More info can be found at gapfiller.org.nz
I love Christchurch because: It’s an international city that’s understated and cool, with interesting people doing great things in amazing places. Plus, mineral water flows out of the taps!