The first substantial signs of restoration are being seen in (or arther under) the town hall. Three grout machines that have been specifically imported from Germany are happily regurgitating their concrete under the building as the first major step to strengthening the land which suffered so badly in the earthquakes. The restoration of the Town Hall, which also includes a significant upgrade and refurbishment of the facility, is due to be completed in 2018. Read more on the Press website here
The concrete is being poured
Cool blue bananas and congratulations to George Boerstler who was one of the many people who completed the jigsaw and got the correct phrase! :-)
Mr Boerstler will receive his copy of the 2016 calendar shown here very soon. Look out for the next competition which will be announced in our newsletter.
When I can, I'll add important stuff.