East x East
Brighton Rd & Brooker Ave, Christchurch 8083
About the space
East x East is a major piece of Red Zone land that LiVS has on a licence from Land Information New Zealand. After a year-long pilot project in the same area, LiVS and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) signed a new contract to continue their partnership to create a space that provides some amenity and acts as a gathering space for the community. The aim is to fill the area with temporary art projects, local clubs and other events and activities. It’s meant as a temporary space to utilise the land and encourage community involvement whilst plans and preparation for future development are completed. The exciting community space has been named East x East, to reflect its location in the eastern suburb of Burwood at the eastern end of New Brighton Road. There are some small pots of seed-funding available to support project ideas and enable various types of activity. Those interested in developing a project for the space should get in contact with LiVS via the link below.

PROJECTS


COMMUNITY PUMP TRACK

ExE3

The Community Pump Track was installed in May 2018 thanks to support from LINZ and CCC. It was proudly opened by Dr. Megan Woods in the same year and has been bringing joy to the area ever since. The track is free to use and is suitable for bikes, scooter and skateboards.


RADIO CONTROL HAULAGE CLUB

RCH Mural

The Radio Control Haulage Club signed a seperate licence with LINZ late 2018 and started laying mini-roads in their space early 2019. LIVS supported the club with some materials and then with a mural for their container (artist Caelan Walsh). The Club hosts regular open days and invites anyone interested to get in touch via facebook.

AVON OTAKARO FOREST PARK

AOFP signed a seperate licence with LINZ late 2018 and have been developing plans to establish a native garden and picnic area since. They hope to start planting over Winter 2019. Those wishing to get in touch should visit their website.

Avon Otakaro Forest Park Website


TREE HILL

Tree Hill

Originally a Greening the Rubble and CCC project, the installation as donated to LiVS in March 2019 for ExE after several sites around the Central City. There are plans to move it around the space to best support the active projects in the space.


Eco Action

EcoAction at Work

Eco Action Nursery Trust (EANT) supports students to get involved in the re-planting of the RRZ. Students are provided with kits to grow the native tree seedlings that are eco-sourced from seeds collected at Travis Wetland. Through this programme, school students gain an appreciation of the science and joy of growing and planting trees. Students then participate in planting days with other community members where their trees are put in the ground and mulched.
Eco Action Website


The Tiny Hut

Wharau

The Tiny Huts project was a competition run by CCC in 2016. Out of 87 entries, 5 were chosen to be built and installed around New Brighton. Wharau, the school winner, was designed by Manaia Wilson-Moses (Of Shirley Boys High School) and built by Naylor Love Construction Ltd. After it was removed from New Brighton Mall, the Tiny Hut was gifted to Shirley Boys until their campus move in early 2019, when it was passed on to Eco Action as shelter for their project.


MEDIA & EVENTS

East x East Facebook Page

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