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Day 939 - 4 tonnes of fruit & veggies

Day 939 - 4 tonnes of fruit & veggies

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 5:48 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today over 4 tonnes of fruit & veggies was processed at the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC) packing centre at Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church.

650 orders @ 5.8 kg each = 3,770 kg
22 left over boxes @ 15.2 kg each = 334.4 kg
Total = 4,104.4 kg

B is for Beautiful

B is for Beautiful

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 5:37 p.m. by andreac414

The Burwood Pegasus ward is amazingly Beautiful. I first fell in love with it when I arrived here almost 18 years ago to study for my Geology and Geography degree. One of my favourite courses was Coastal Geomorphology, studying the Brighton spit and estuary. I have seen the decay occurring in New Brighton and in […]

Day 939 - co-op committee

Day 939 - co-op committee

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 1:25 p.m. by addingtonaction


The fruit and veggie packs cost $10 each, contain between $20 to $30 worth of produce at supermarket prices, and can be ordered in a week in advance and picked up from the nearest distribution centre. Each distribution centre is run by co-op members who are receiving the packs and take turns being on a roster to help pack and distribute.


The co-op packing centre is run by a committee made up of 1 voting representative from each distribution centre, and an elected organiser.< ...

Sites for public servants revealed

Sites for public servants revealed

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 12:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The shape of central Christchurch's new business district has started to emerge after Government decisions on housing public servants.

Migrant rebuild workers exploited

Migrant rebuild workers exploited

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 12:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Some Christchurch rebuild workers continue to be exploited, a trend unions say needs to stop.

Sites for 1700 public servants revealed

Sites for 1700 public servants revealed

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 12:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The shape of central Christchurch's new business district has started to emerge after Government decisions on housing public servants.

No access into Hereford Street from Montreal Street intersection next week 24.9.13

No access into Hereford Street from Montreal Street intersection next week 24.9.13

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 11:20 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users will be unable to access Hereford Street from Montreal Street or the east end of Hereford Street at Montreal Street intersection on the 24 September 2013. The lane will be closed for work which is taking place at …

More women, kids, homeless in Christchurch

More women, kids, homeless in Christchurch

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 7:51 a.m. by MediaHerald

Emergency housing and shelters are struggling to cope with the growing number of homeless women and children in Christchurch city.The Christchurch City Mission and YWCA say they are inundated with women and children desperately...

Historic Carlton Hotel to open doors

Historic Carlton Hotel to open doors

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 4:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

A revamped third incarnation of the historic Carlton Hotel will open its doors this Friday, in a nod to the burgeoning entertainment precinct it has been reborn into.

Free software available at South Library

Free software available at South Library

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 12:51 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

A demo of free software to show television on your computer is one of the highlights of Software Freedom Day being celebrated on September 21 at Christchurch South Learning Centre. Don Robertson, who is organising the event will demonstrate his MythTV set-up – a Free Software personal digital video recorder and may include installation of […]

Edgeware Village Green loses treasurer

Edgeware Village Green loses treasurer

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 12:28 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Edgeware Village Green has lost its treasurer, Karen Lewis, who passed away on September 14 after a long illness. Nancy Higgins said that Karen was a dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer for the Edgeware Community Gardens. “She was our treasurer for two years, and spent the last few months of her life gardening for us […]

Volunteering St Albans

Volunteering St Albans

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 11:11 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Volunteering Canterbury visited the St Albans Baptist Church on September 17. Photos from the session have been posted on the organisation’s Facebook page.

Rebuild workers risk exploitation, says ministry

Rebuild workers risk 'exploitation', says ministry

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 11:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

An investigation which discovered a worker had not received his full pay or annual leave has prompted a stern warning to construction firms from the Government.

Rehua Marae’s leadership role in recovery praised

Rehua Marae’s leadership role in recovery praised

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 10:22 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The leadership role of Rehua Marae in response to the earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 was highlighted by Emma Rawson from the Canterbury District Health Board at the Public Health Association’s annual conference in New Plymouth recently. She was outlining The Building community resilience: Learning from the Canterbury earthquakes study,which involved researchers from the Canterbury […]

Marae help lead quake rebuild

Marae help lead quake rebuild

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 7:52 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Researchers are crediting marae with playing a leadership role in the rebuild and recovery of Christchurch, following the earthquakes.

mailchimp test

mailchimp test

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 4:34 p.m. by MinistryofAwesome

People with disabilities sought for documentary

People with disabilities sought for documentary

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 3:05 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The producers of television programme Attitude are on the lookout for people who live with disabilities and/or mental health issues so they show the non-clinical interventions offered by community groups to help with traumatic experiences. “We want to meet a few people who are willing to share their stories on camera in order to not […]

Marae lead the way for Christchurch earthquake recovery

Marae lead the way for Christchurch earthquake recovery

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 2:57 p.m. by PRNews Popular

A large study of six communities affected by the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes has found that marae have played - and continue to play - a leadership role in the rebuild and recovery of the city.

Day 938 - good crew

Day 938 - good crew

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 2:50 p.m. by addingtonaction

6 + 1/2 turned up today to finish off lots of small jobs at the Garlands Rd site.
Jobs done today were

No exit from Hereford Street at Rolleston Avenue end

No exit from Hereford Street at Rolleston Avenue end

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 2:49 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are unable to exit Hereford Street at the Rolleston Avenue end while Rolleston Avenue is restricted to one way traffic in an easterly direction. To access Rolleston Avenue from Montreal Street road users will need to go via …

Day 938 - co-op buy for tomorrow

Day 938 - co-op buy for tomorrow

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 2:41 p.m. by addingtonaction

The buy this morning at the Market. Arriving tomorrow in crates and cartons for packing

Banana - 44 (Bobbys in packs)
Apple - 36 (approx 1kg ea)
Celery - 41 (one ea)
Broccoli - 26 (one ea)
Carrot - 30 (approx 1kg ea)
Nectarine - 47 (there is some spoilage here so might be best to get someone good sorting out first. You should end up with at least 600g ea)
Buttercup Pumpkin - 44 (one ea)
Grapes - 82 (one bag ea)

Te Puke Lions Club have also donated 14 banana box ...

Another privacy breach revealed at EQC

Another privacy breach revealed at EQC

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 1:17 p.m. by Media3News

The Earthquake Commission has another shaky privacy blunder to deal with after some customers were sent a letter with details of another person's claim.

You can review NZ’s human rights record

You can review NZ’s human rights record

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 12:11 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

New Zealand’s human rights record is being reviewed in January next year and New Zealanders are being asked to give feedback. Every 4.5 years New Zealand’s human rights performance is reviewed by the United Nations Human Rights Council. New Zealand’s next Universal Periodic Review (UPR) will take place in January 2014 at the UN Human […]

EQC responds to privacy breach

EQC responds to privacy breach

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 12:02 p.m. by GovtEQC

Maori art and cultural activities showcased

Maori art and cultural activities showcased

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 11:46 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The repaired Linwood Community Arts Centre at the corner of Worcester Street and Stanmore Road is hosting an exhibition and classes showcasing contemporary and traditional Maori art and cultural activities during September. The exhibition, which runs till Friday, 27 September, features work by Martin Hinkley (painting and stone carving, Vanissa Kararaina (painting), Ellyn Taawera (flax weaving), George […]

Port Hills S124 Hazard Notices Can Continue

Port Hills S124 Hazard Notices Can Continue

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 11:02 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Press Release by New Zealand Government at 5:27PM, 16 Sep 2013 The Government has today agreed to a new Order in Council, under the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011, to [...]

Insurers settling nearly $5 million of Canterbury claims each day

Insurers settling nearly $5 million of Canterbury claims each day

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 9:38 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Insurance Council says insurers have been paying out $4.7 million a day in Canterbury residential claims over the past month.

Port Hills hazard regulation extended

Port Hills hazard regulation extended

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 9:22 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Government has renewed a regulation that prevents people from occupying buildings at risk from natural hazards on Christchurch's Port Hills.

Strip club kicks back with video

Strip club kicks back with video

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 7:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch strip club set to be bulldozed to make way for a park in the eastern frame is hitting back at earthquake authorities with satire.

Candidates for the Health Board

Candidates for the Health Board

Monday, 16 September 2013 11:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

You will be asked to vote for representatives on the Health Board very shortly. We asked candidates to provide a few words and a picture.  You can read more about them by clicking on the read more link below. Dr George Abraham Independent I’m a fully integrated/involved/contributing Cantabrian New Zealander chosen Christchurch as home in 1996. […]

Port Hills s124 hazard notices can continue

Port Hills s124 hazard notices can continue

Monday, 16 September 2013 5:13 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Building and Construction

Alan Reay calls for end to Ipenz probe

Alan Reay calls for end to Ipenz probe

Monday, 16 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Only one complaint of three will go ahead if Christchurch engineer Alan Reay succeeds in a legal bid to stop several investigations into his part in the Canterbury Television building collapse.

Three years on: Insurers need to man-up

Three years on: Insurers need to man-up

Monday, 16 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC - Expressions of Interest Sought

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC - Expressions of Interest Sought

Monday, 16 September 2013 4:15 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

The Christchurch office of national law firm Anthony Harper is gauging the level of public support for  a possible group action against EQC.

Turning restrictions on Cranford Street for work starting this week (16.9.13)

Turning restrictions on Cranford Street for work starting this week (16.9.13)

Monday, 16 September 2013 9:38 a.m. by Transport4chch

Relining of the wastewater network begins this week, 16.9.13 and will affect several intersections as the works progress southward for approximately two weeks. Two way traffic will be maintained while the works are occuring, however, on-street carparking will be restricted …

Guest post: Coffey Projects manage Collingwood Football Club redevelopment in Australia

Guest post: Coffey Projects manage Collingwood Football Club redevelopment in Australia

Monday, 16 September 2013 8:47 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

Project Director Rob McFee of Coffey’s Melbourne office shares his insights on the recent Westpac Centre refurbishment project for the Australian Football League’s (AFL) Collingwood Football Club. Rob, along with Project Manager Corey Mackay, led the $AU9.5 million internal redevelopment project of the original Westpac Centre. The successful delivery of this project hinged on us […]

Group action against EQC proposed

Group action against EQC proposed

Monday, 16 September 2013 4:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

Group legal action may be taken against the Earthquake Commission (EQC) after concerns were raised about how the agency was handling some claims.

Rebuild a a womans world too

Rebuild a a woman's world too

Sunday, 15 September 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

You don't have to be a "big tough Irishman" to help rebuild Christchurch.

Rebuild a womans world too

Rebuild a woman's world too

Sunday, 15 September 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

You don't have to be a "big tough Irishman" to help rebuild Christchurch.

Red-zone exhibition may tour NZ

Red-zone exhibition may tour NZ

Sunday, 15 September 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch exhibition highlighting the plight of people caught in the residential red zone could tour New Zealand.

Icecream Charlie likely to return

'Icecream Charlie' likely to return

Sunday, 15 September 2013 8:56 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's iconic Vanilla Ice truck will return to Victoria Square, but it will likely take another year.

Quake frustrations voiced through song

Quake frustrations voiced through song

Saturday, 14 September 2013 9:57 p.m. by MediaStuff

A group of Christchurch residents, including musicians, mediaeval enthusiasts and the local Wizard, has banded together to make a music video to express their frustrations with the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera), EQC and "politicians" post-quake.

Christchurchs Knox Church to be rebuilt

Christchurch's Knox Church to be rebuilt

Saturday, 14 September 2013 8:14 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The earthquake-damaged Knox Presbyterian Church in Christchurch is being rebuilt for $5.5 million.

Election issue of St Albans News

Election issue of St Albans News

Saturday, 14 September 2013 3:16 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Download the latest edition of St Albans News, the community newspaper that has been keeping you informed about local matters since 1993. Features election coverage and why you should get involved in your community.

Knox Church rebuild plan signed

Knox Church rebuild plan signed

Saturday, 14 September 2013 3:08 p.m. by Media3News

Plans to rebuild Knox Church in Christchurch have been signed off and a modern interpretation of the 1902 church is promised.

Blocked house sewer lines

Blocked house sewer lines

Saturday, 14 September 2013 1:03 p.m. by Pdavey1

Does anyone know why we are experiencing lots of blockages to our homes.contractors are digging holes in the garden the pusHing some blue fabric into the drains after which we have blocked drains and trucks coming daily. What are they trying to do, it isn't working.

Rebuild holds opportunity for architect

Rebuild holds opportunity for architect

Saturday, 14 September 2013 1:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A superbly trained American architect could live anywhere in the world. She chose Christchurch. WILL HARVIE explains why.

Residents still suffering from quake-brain

Residents still suffering from 'quake-brain'

Friday, 13 September 2013 10:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

Quake-brain, that feeling of mental fatigue and overload, has got worse for many as the earthquake recovery reaches its third year. So what do the experts say? JOHN McCRONE reports.

Engineer - city in rebuild phase

Engineer - city in rebuild phase

Friday, 13 September 2013 8:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild is about to kick off, says Carl Devereux, the Christchurch manager of global engineering firm Aurecon.

Wall on track to replace containers

Wall on track to replace containers

Friday, 13 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

A retaining wall is being installed outside the Christ Church Cathedral to provide protection in case of a major earthquake.

Three years on: Chch a place of opportunity

Three years on: Chch a place of opportunity

Friday, 13 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Wall on track to replace containers

Wall on track to replace containers

Friday, 13 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A retaining wall is being installed outside the Christ Church Cathedral to provide protection in case of a major earthquake.

Three years on: Chch a place of opportunity

Three years on: Chch a place of opportunity

Friday, 13 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress



Reminder – Heathcote Bridge closure on weekends

Reminder – Heathcote Bridge closure on weekends

Friday, 13 September 2013 4:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are reminded that the Heathcote River Bridge on State Highway 76 will be closed to traffic for the next four weekends until mid-October. Each closure will be from 6pm on the Friday night to 6am on the following Monday. …

Manchester Street – detour southbound at Salisbury Street

Manchester Street – detour southbound at Salisbury Street

Friday, 13 September 2013 3:59 p.m. by Transport4chch

Manchester Street southbound is detoured at Salisbury to Barbadoes to Armagh Street until further notice

Burn event

Burn event

Friday, 13 September 2013 3:53 p.m. by TempleforChCh

On the 21st of September the Temple will meet its firey fate at Motukarara Race-way. Join us for a fun-filled community day celebrating the future of Christchurch as we release the past through the burning of the Temple. Gates open at 2.30pm, arrive by 7pm if you don’t want to miss the Temple burn! This will be the biggest bonfire New Zealand has ever seen, containing 24 tonne of wood fuel.  Tickets are available from www.templeforchch.eventbrite.co.nz, and we are asking people to ‘p ...

Burn down the Temple!

Burn down the Temple!

Friday, 13 September 2013 3:53 p.m. by TempleforChCh

Tomorrow, on the 21st of September the Temple will meet its firey fate at Motukarara Race-way. Join us for a fun-filled community day celebrating the future of Christchurch as we release the past and celebrate the future through the burning of the Temple. Gates open at 2.30pm, arrive by 7pm if you don’t want to miss the Temple burn! This will be the biggest bonfire New Zealand has ever seen, containing 24 tonne of wood fuel, and will be accompanied by an incredible fire show featuring some ...

Relocation of Fletcher EQR’s North New Brighton

Relocation of Fletcher EQR’s North New Brighton

Friday, 13 September 2013 1:54 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

The relocation of Fletcher EQR’s North New Brighton hub takes effect from the start of next week, with staff moving from the current location in Bower Avenue to a larger site nearby.

Godwits return to Christchurch 2013

Godwits return to Christchurch 2013

Friday, 13 September 2013 11:34 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Godwits return to Christchurch