Reflections on WaterThis event was held in Cathedral Square on Sunday 13 June at 3pm.
We invited the people of Canterbury to gather with us in Cathedral Square where a cairn of river stones was constructed as a mark of public concern.
Stones from the South Island’s great rivers were used to build a cairn on Sunday 13th June in the front of the Christchurch Cathedral as part of the continuing water protest. The Anglican Bishop, Victoria Matthew, blessed the cairn with Waimakariri river water; the cairn will remain in the Square until regional councilors are re-elected and democracy is restored.
There were brief addresses by the following people:
- Graham Wardrop and Liz Braggins - Cry me a river
- Brian Turner - Poet laureate 2003-5 - click here for a copy of Brian's speech
- Lydia Bradey - First woman to climb Mt. Everest without oxygen
- Brian Deans - Fifth generation farmer
- Robin Judkins - Director of Coast to Coast - click here for a copy of Robin's speech
- Morgan Waru - Student - click here for a copy of Morgan's speech
- Peter Beck- Dean of the Cathedral
- Ariana Tikao - Vocalist
Reflections on Water - Kathleen Gallagher
Building of the Cairn - Chris Jones