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H is for Housing

H is for Housing

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 3:15 p.m. by andreac414

The Housing Crisis is one of the very first issues I began working on when I became involved in issues facing the East. I was involved from day 1 of the 100 Day Housing Group and produced work that was eventually sent to Wellington and resulted in the Chief Human Rights Commissioner coming down to Christchurch to discuss with us the issues we were facing and undertook to provide further research and support for these complex issues.

224 quake-prone buildings closed at short notice

224 quake-prone buildings closed at short notice

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 1:58 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Canterbury Museum announces street art exhibition - Oi You

Canterbury Museum announces street art exhibition - Oi You

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 12:06 p.m. by CantyMuseum Popular

Canterbury Museum has announced its summer blockbuster exhibition, which will be the largest, and possibly most controversial, ever held at the facility. Presented in collaboration with Oi YOU! RISE, a celebration of street art, will open on Friday 20 December just in time for the summer tourist season.

Frame residents will help deter crime

Frame residents will help deter crime

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's eastern frame will be built to strict guidelines, including maximum shrubbery heights and no dark corners, in a bid to deter crime.

Inner-city plan to deter crime

Inner-city plan to deter crime

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's eastern frame will be built to strict guidelines, including maximum shrubbery heights and no dark corners, in a bid to deter crime.

First post-quake property revaluation for Christchurch City Council

First post-quake property revaluation for Christchurch City Council

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:35 a.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

The Christchurch City Council is undertaking its first post-quake revaluation of more than 160,000 city properties.

Architect firms enjoying rebuild boom

Architect firms enjoying rebuild boom

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 10:16 a.m. by MediaStuff

As the rebuild is shaping Christchurch, local architect firms are gearing up for the commercial boom in a competitive environment.

Detailed Engineering Evaluations….. DEE’s

Detailed Engineering Evaluations….. DEE’s

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 8:52 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

G is for Green

G is for Green

Monday, 23 September 2013 8:12 p.m. by andreac414

SARA raises issues with candidates

SARA raises issues with candidates

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:39 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Residents Association chair Emma Twaddell has identified a number of issues facing residents and the association that she intends to raise with candidates for election at the forum. Candidates were emailed a version of this letter late last week. Read the questions on the next page and then comment, elucidate or disagree in the comments […]

Neighbours important in a Civil Defence emergency

Neighbours important in a Civil Defence emergency

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:34 p.m. by PRNews

Having a cuppa with your neighbour might not seem like a big deal, but it could ultimately lead to you and your neighbour helping each other get through a Civil Defence emergency.

Cathedral rebuild ignores opportunity - ICOMOS

Cathedral rebuild ignores opportunity - ICOMOS

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:33 p.m. by PRNews Popular

New Zealand’s principal organisation for heritage professionals says the decision of the Christchurch Anglican Church Property Trustees to replace Christ Church Cathedral with a contemporary rebuild is a backward step for heritage conservation in New Zealand and ignores the building’s significant heritage value and ongoing offers of support and engagement from the heritage profession.

Burger King reinvests in Christchurch

Burger King reinvests in Christchurch

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:31 p.m. by PRNews

Burger King is thrilled to announce the re-opening of its popular Carlton Corner Christchurch restaurant this week.

Council social housing milestone celebrated

Council social housing milestone celebrated

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:29 p.m. by GovtCCC

 

220 city buildings urgently closed by Cera

220 city buildings urgently closed by Cera

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 220 Christchurch buildings have been closed at short notice after failing to meet New Zealand's new post-earthquake building code.

220 buildings urgently closed by Cera

220 buildings urgently closed by Cera

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 220 Christchurch buildings have been closed at short notice after failing to meet New Zealand's new post-earthquake building code.

220 Chch buildings urgently closed by Cera

220 Chch buildings urgently closed by Cera

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 220 Christchurch buildings have been closed at short notice after failing to meet New Zealand's new post-earthquake building code.

220 buildings urgently closed since quakes

220 buildings urgently closed since quakes

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 220 Christchurch buildings have been closed at short notice after failing to meet New Zealand's new post-earthquake building code.

Forum Meeting: “All About Generalised Anxiety”.

Forum Meeting: “All About Generalised Anxiety”.

Monday, 23 September 2013 2:10 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday 25th September. For more info please contact our office on (03) 377 9665 or email info@anxietysupport.org.nz.

Day 944 - egg cartons galore

Day 944 - egg cartons galore

Monday, 23 September 2013 2:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Members of many of the CSFVC distribution centres are collecting egg cartons to make future egg distribution possible.

have organised storage for the cartons in the meantime until they are needed.


Fendalton Road intersection with Holmwood Road – CLOSED from today

Fendalton Road intersection with Holmwood Road – CLOSED from today

Monday, 23 September 2013 9:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are advised Holmwood Road will close at the intersection of Fendalton Road and Queens Avenue from 23 September for up to seven weeks. There will be no access from Holmwood Road into Fendalton Road or from Queens Avenue into Holmwood …

Fendalton Road intersection with Holmwood Road – CLOSED

Fendalton Road intersection with Holmwood Road – CLOSED

Monday, 23 September 2013 9:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are advised Holmwood Road will close at the intersection of Fendalton Road and Queens Avenue from 23 September for up to seven weeks. There will be no access from Holmwood Road into Fendalton Road or from Queens Avenue into Holmwood …

SCIRT – Traffic Update from the 23 September

SCIRT – Traffic Update from the 23 September

Monday, 23 September 2013 9:15 a.m. by Transport4chch

Manchester – closed bewteen Kilmore & Salisbury Street

Manchester – closed bewteen Kilmore & Salisbury Street

Monday, 23 September 2013 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Manchester Street is closed to both northbound and southbound road users between Kilmore and Salisbury Streets. Detours are in place – please follow signage.  

Manchester – closed between Kilmore & Salisbury Street

Manchester – closed between Kilmore & Salisbury Street

Monday, 23 September 2013 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Manchester Street is closed to both northbound and southbound road users between Kilmore and Salisbury Streets. Detours are in place – please follow signage.  

12-storey building gets go-ahead

12-storey building gets go-ahead

Monday, 23 September 2013 1:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

A 50-metre 12-storey building planned for Christchurch's Grand Chancellor Hotel site has been given the go-ahead.

Pair admit $426,000 damage spree in red zone

Pair admit $426,000 'damage spree' in red zone

Sunday, 22 September 2013 11:59 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two young men have admitted breaking into residential red zone properties and causing damage worth more than $426,000.

Volunteering in St Albans

Volunteering in St Albans

Sunday, 22 September 2013 10:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Pictures taken during Volunteer Canterbury’s outreach into the community held at the St Albans Baptist Church on September 17. The facebook album can be found here.

F is for Future-Proof

F is for Future-Proof

Sunday, 22 September 2013 9:26 p.m. by andreac414

Shaves & Shampoos on the North West Corner of Cathedral Square

Shaves & Shampoos on the North West Corner of Cathedral Square

Sunday, 22 September 2013 8:59 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

It’s just before 3pm on a late summer day in 1914. Prolific Christchurch photographer, Steffano Webb is setting up his camera equipment inside the gents’ hairdressing saloon of well known Cathedral Square tobacconist, Frederick Woodward, the proprietor of Woodward & Co. The shop has been cleaned top to bottom; the floor swept clean so that not one loose hair can be seen. The mirrors have been polished and a myriad of bottled potions and lotions can be clearly seen on display.

Shortage of architects in Chch

Shortage of architects in Chch

Sunday, 22 September 2013 8:27 p.m. by MediaThePress



E is for Everyone

E is for Everyone

Saturday, 21 September 2013 10:10 p.m. by andreac414

Congratulations Poto Williams - Christchurch East Labour Candidate

Congratulations Poto Williams - Christchurch East Labour Candidate

Saturday, 21 September 2013 6:31 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Carlton Hotel open again

Carlton Hotel open again

Saturday, 21 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Day 942 - Elderly red zoners left out in the cold

Day 942 - Elderly red zoners left out in the cold

Saturday, 21 September 2013 1:55 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular


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D is for Democracy

D is for Democracy

Friday, 20 September 2013 9:39 p.m. by andreac414

Democracy is something that has been eroded from our community even before the quakes, I will do everything in my power to fight for the return of proper engagement and consultation with our community… from the grassroots up

TC3 land prices holding - valuer

TC3 land prices holding - valuer

Friday, 20 September 2013 8:47 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Elderly red zoners left out in the cold

Elderly red zoners left out in the cold

Friday, 20 September 2013 8:46 p.m. by MediaStuff



Day 941 - help from Harman Motors

Day 941 - help from Harman Motors

Friday, 20 September 2013 4:50 p.m. by addingtonaction

David Harman of Harman Motors recently made contact and kindly offered a free maintenance booking on an Addington Action vehicle as a way to help with earthquake recovery efforts in South Christchurch. Staff donated their labour and David offering to cover cost of parts.

This morning DUG the truck was dropped into Harman Motors on Colombo St.
The truck will go back later next week for

Construction of The Terrace begins

Construction of The Terrace begins

Friday, 20 September 2013 3:52 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Day 941 - First Aid training for volunteers

Day 941 - First Aid training for volunteers

Friday, 20 September 2013 2:37 p.m. by addingtonaction

Free First Aid training will be provided for the following volunteers at the or
A grant from FACS Canterbury Quake Fund is paying for the cost.

Other regular volunteers who have earned a place will be offered free training in future.

Pubs of past highlighted at Chch opening

Pubs of past highlighted at Chch opening

Friday, 20 September 2013 2:14 p.m. by Media3News

The grungy brick Carlton Hotel on the landmark corner site of Bealey Ave and Papanui Road in Christchurch is back in business.

$140m project kicks off in Chch CBD

$140m project kicks off in Chch CBD

Friday, 20 September 2013 12:54 p.m. by Media3News

Work has begun on Christchurch's first major rebuild development, a $140 million project that will cover 45,000 square metres in the central city.

Minister attends trifecta of CBD progress

Minister attends trifecta of CBD progress

Friday, 20 September 2013 12:33 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Reminder – Heathcote Bridge closure this weekend 21/22 September

Reminder – Heathcote Bridge closure this weekend 21/22 September

Friday, 20 September 2013 12:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are reminded that the Heathcote River Bridge on State Highway 76 will be closed to traffic again this weekend as part of the scheduled works until mid October. The closure will be from 6pm on the Friday night to …

Reminder – Heathcote Bridge closure this weekend from 6pm Friday 20th September

Reminder – Heathcote Bridge closure this weekend from 6pm Friday 20th September

Friday, 20 September 2013 12:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are reminded that the Heathcote River Bridge on State Highway 76 will be closed to traffic again this weekend as part of the scheduled works until mid October. The closure will be from 6pm on the Friday night to …

Two Significant new commercial developments for Christchurch.

Two Significant new commercial developments for Christchurch.

Friday, 20 September 2013 11:52 a.m. by NickyWagner

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today celebrated the start of two significant new commercial developments in Christchurch’s CBD, and unveiled imagery of the next stage of the Avon River Precinct, The Terraces.

Rebuild workers not paid

Rebuild workers not paid

Friday, 20 September 2013 11:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

Former workers of a labour supply company which has allegedly failed to pay its employees tens of thousands of dollars have laid complaints with the Government.

Cook Strait claim deadlines reminder

Cook Strait claim deadlines reminder

Friday, 20 September 2013 11:35 a.m. by GovtEQC

New accommodation targeting homeless

New accommodation targeting homeless

Friday, 20 September 2013 10:14 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority says new, temporary accommodation in Christchurch should help reduce the number of homeless people going to the City Mission for help.

Photos document changing suburb

Photos document changing suburb

Friday, 20 September 2013 9:37 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The creator of a photo exhibition on one of Christchurch's red-zoned suburbs hopes the show will go on tour as a reminder to the country of what the residents have been through.

Fendalton Road intersection with Holmwood Road to close end of September

Fendalton Road intersection with Holmwood Road to close end of September

Friday, 20 September 2013 9:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are advised Holmwood Road will close at the intersection of Fendalton Road and Queens Avenue from 30 September for up to seven weeks. There will be no access from Holmwood Road into Fendalton Road or from Queens Avenue into …

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 125….

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 125….

Friday, 20 September 2013 8:55 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Well miracles do happen…. yesterday 10 September 2013 a digger turned up in the street and started to clear away the remains of the Billens building that has been lying in the street since 7th December 2012. It took less than one day to clean up.  ( Link  The puzzling aspect of this all was, we were told every time we asked why it had not been removed, that it was too dangerous.  Yeah right!  Interestingly it still leaves Laurie Rose’s frontage lying on the footp ...

Latest Research from the Christchurch earthquakes – Health, Engineering and Miscellaneous

Latest Research from the Christchurch earthquakes – Health, Engineering and Miscellaneous

Friday, 20 September 2013 8:32 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Miscellaneous Airports: sources of economic growth and disaster resilience M Coetzee – Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management …, 2013 … It uses the example of the role of Christchurch Airport in supporting the recovery of the city of …

Day 941 - fruit & veggie orders

Day 941 - fruit & veggie orders

Friday, 20 September 2013 6:48 a.m. by addingtonaction


There are 636 orders from 20 of the 22 CSFVC distribution centers for fruit and veggies.

  0 Addington Action
29 Bower Ave
25 Burnham
11 Comcare Addington
  1 CSCGT
38 Discovery
50 Eureka St
  0 Hoon Hay Presbyterian
50 Manuka Cottage at Church Sq
50 Opawa Baptist
28 Pensacola Cres
32 Reformed Church in Hornby
44 Riccarton Community Church
26 Rolleston
34 Rowley Resource Centre
27 Salvation Army Sydenham
19 Spreydon Bapt ...