Re: Construction Gets Underway On Christchurch Adventure Park

Postby el_booto on Tue 14th Feb 8:12pm

Rik wrote:They've only got an hour or so left to fly


i heard Richie McCaw was the only one flying :eh:

i know one chopper went down at 3pm and they grounded them all... have they got them back up?
el_booto
User avatar
"Don't let anyone say "the world is your oyster" the world is not an oyster..."
Member for: 11 years 9 months

Re: Construction Gets Underway On Christchurch Adventure Park

Postby scatter on Tue 14th Feb 8:15pm

el_booto wrote:
Rik wrote:They've only got an hour or so left to fly


i heard Richie McCaw was the only one flying :eh:

i know one chopper went down at 3pm and they grounded them all... have they got them back up?


Pilots were given the option to return to the skies in the evening, with some choosing not to.
scatter
User avatar
"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook"
Member for: 14 years 9 months

Re: Construction Gets Underway On Christchurch Adventure Park

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Tue 14th Feb 10:23pm

It's in the park now :cries:
God speed to those fighting it.
Astoria Paranoia
User avatar
Member for: 15 years 2 months

Re: Construction Gets Underway On Christchurch Adventure Park

Postby woofdog on Wed 15th Feb 7:09am

The fire front strengthened last night and moved down the chairlift line, while fanning out wider into the bike park.
It's not a massive fire though; looks manageable.
woofdog
Member for: 9 years 0 months

Re: Construction Gets Underway On Christchurch Adventure Park

Postby Dougal on Wed 15th Feb 9:23am

Any pics or statements yet?
Dougal
Member for: 14 years 5 months

Re: Construction Gets Underway On Christchurch Adventure Park

Postby AgrAde on Wed 15th Feb 9:34am

A statement from the park? Lol.

The entire thing could burn down and they wouldn't say anything more than "sorry, we're not open today! Check back soon!". They're fucking useless.
AgrAde
User avatar
Member for: 13 years 10 months

Re: Construction Gets Underway On Christchurch Adventure Park

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Wed 15th Feb 9:39am

Actually the girl dealing with our cancelled zipline tours was really good for a change.
Called me before 9 on Tuesday to say they're shut, 10 mins after they updated their Facebook status.
Then again before 4pm yesterday to say they'd be shut today too.

Guess they have a bit of free time on their hands now.
Hope the improvements continue.

Really hope they can bounce back from this sooner than later.
Astoria Paranoia
User avatar
Member for: 15 years 2 months

Re: Construction Gets Underway On Christchurch Adventure Park

Postby RJD on Wed 15th Feb 3:12pm

parks been evacuated and fires spreading quickly down by the sounds of it.
RJD
Member for: 9 years 5 months

Re: Construction Gets Underway On Christchurch Adventure Park

Postby swtchbckr on Wed 15th Feb 3:52pm

it's gone right through the lift, got diggers up on the hill etc, and is heading for the village.
apparently they got some chairs off the lift but not all. from my view here at work (3rd Floor Cashel and High Sts) it's clearly heading westward, is now burning over that sort of middle ridge the climbing track went up onto, and into that little valley beyond, and heading for the houses at the top of Worsleys Rd... the plume is phenomenal
IMG_20170215_153701912[1].jpg

Evacuating West Morland now.
swtchbckr
User avatar
"Freakin' Mellonfarmer"
Member for: 12 years 7 months

Spannerswatson
Member for: 1 year 2 months

Re: Construction Gets Underway On Christchurch Adventure Park

Postby mudguard on Wed 15th Feb 8:00pm

Where is the chairlift and trails in relation to that video above?
mudguard
User avatar
Member for: 14 years 3 months

Re: Construction Gets Underway On Christchurch Adventure Park

Postby el_booto on Wed 15th Feb 8:23pm

the chairlift towers are just to the right of the burning tree in the void between the two treelines
trails run under and on both sides, most of the forest cover up top has burned out
word is the fire has made it to the bottom of the valley where the base station and village are :(
el_booto
User avatar
"Don't let anyone say "the world is your oyster" the world is not an oyster..."
Member for: 11 years 9 months

Re: Construction Gets Underway On Christchurch Adventure Park

Postby Spagllegs on Wed 15th Feb 8:30pm

Had a look from Vic park and fires gone right passed the clearing on the right in vid above. Helicopters were hammering it with buckets filled up from pond along traverse track. Those pilots have big cohones flying into that smoke, was like Apocalypse Now up there. Hope it hasn't gone through village - won't be the same without trees there. Rumour is it started 7pm at car park on Marleys hill. Bogans' durries. ..
Spagllegs
Member for: 2 years 8 months

Re: Construction Gets Underway On Christchurch Adventure Park

Postby scatter on Wed 15th Feb 8:44pm

Pic from a friends place on Westenra Tce.
The fire has now burnt all the way across to Green trail.
20170215_200127.jpg
scatter
User avatar
"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook"
Member for: 14 years 9 months

Re: Construction Gets Underway On Christchurch Adventure Park

Postby DogsBollocks on Wed 15th Feb 8:52pm

AgrAde wrote:A statement from the park? Lol.

The entire thing could burn down and they wouldn't say anything more than "sorry, we're not open today! Check back soon!". They're fucking useless.


That's a bit unfair innit ? They've possibly got more important stuff to attend to than when you get your next park fix. It's prolly a bit hard for them to assess the damage when they aren't even there. People and homes 1st ay.
DogsBollocks
User avatar
"Licking my clangers in a backyard near you."
Member for: 9 years 6 months

Baggy Shorts | Cycling | Cycling Clothing | Cycling Shorts + Longs | Mountain Biking - Latest Posts

Who is online

45 Users browsing this website: Google [Bot] and 44 guests

REMEBER TO CLICK THE LINKS WHEN BUYING FROM VORB SUPPORTERS


  • Chain Reaction Cycles
  • GT Bicycles
  • Merlin Cycles
  • ProBikeKit
  • Torpedo7
  • Vorb Shop
  • Wiggle