Angela's Journal

From the Diary of a High-Class Landlady

Angela Hawkins

The Sign of the Takahe

Posted by Angela on December 17, 2018

Cashmere/Port Hills Community & Business Association held its Christmas function at the Sign of the Takahe, an important Christchurch Heritage building
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Ding Dong Merrily on High

Posted by Angela on December 12, 2018

The bay window at Dyers House is a perfect setting for our Christmas tree. Ten ft tall and covered in hundreds of lights and over a hundred heirloom ornaments.
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Visiting the heritage home of Dame Ngaio Marsh

Posted by Barry Hawkins on November 08, 2018

Dame Ngaio Marsh grew up in Cashmere Christchurch and lived throughout her life in this cottage close by to Dyers House. A Queen of Crime, her novels with Inspector Roderick Alleyn are still in print. Awarded Dame of the British Empire for her...
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Who has Naming Rights?

Posted by Angela on October 18, 2018

Since the Christchurch earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 many tall cranes were imported to deal with deconstruction and reconstruction of much of our city centre.
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