The new Blackwell’s store’s foundations are well under way. Meanwhile, on the other end of the bridge, the old shops that many have been asking to be get cleared away, finally have been. The Hansen’s Building across the road will follow in the New Year. A pity we have lost Chino’s, though.
Demolishing buildings is only a first step, of course, but it gets us down the road towards the redevelopment of sites into something that Kaiapoi can be proud of.
And while nothing seems to be happening there, back across the river when that photo was taken, the town was busy with its pre-Christmas market.