Awesome ideas being promoted in Christchurch

Ministries normally have grand and serious sounding titles such as Ministry of Defence or Ministry of Justice, but Christchurch in New Zealand now has a rather more interesting sounding department: The Ministry of Awesome.

The non-governmental organisation has been established by “a group of rabble-rousers” who are aiming to bring new life to the south island city.

Through its website www.ministryofawesome.com the organisation gives people a chance to log on and share their awesome ideas for Christchurch.

Suggestions so far include turning every bike rack in the city into a sculpture and a drive in cinema.

“We’ve got to have these crazy elements in Christchurch, these really interesting things that are going to attract people here,” said Awesome member Sam Johnson.

“And when I think about what we do with the Ministry of Awesome, it’s showing people that creativity exists and that’s what we want to really make sure is proven in Christchurch.

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