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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 ...

Heritage Hotel reopens on birthday

Heritage Hotel reopens on birthday

Friday, 20 September 2013 6:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Heritage Hotel put on a glitzy ceremony to mark its official reopening and the 100th birthday of the grandiose building.

Work kicks off on Terrace development

Work kicks off on Terrace development

Friday, 20 September 2013 12:09 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's not everyday you see a man in a blue suit with crocodile skin dress shoes and a Cabinet minister on diggers.

CERA has left council a toothless tiger - councillor

CERA has left council a 'toothless tiger' - councillor

Thursday, 19 September 2013 9:34 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Councillors query when CERA will return powers

Councillors query when CERA will return powers

Thursday, 19 September 2013 8:32 p.m. by MediaRNZ

C is for Care

C is for Care

Thursday, 19 September 2013 7:22 p.m. by andreac414

6 Days after the February quake I stood and watched a gentleman wash his dishes in the gutter outside my business in North New Brighton. It broke my heart to see such suffering occurring so the next day I started and ran a Welfare Centre from the car park of the Bowhill Mower Centre. I […]

Redcliffs TC3 land sells for $1 million

Redcliffs TC3 land sells for $1 million

Thursday, 19 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Owners of TC3 land can take heart - a bare section on some of Christchurch's most earthquake-prone land has sold for close to $1 million.

Pyne Gould site bought by Government

Pyne Gould site bought by Government

Thursday, 19 September 2013 12:48 p.m. by MediaRNZ

CBD – Available Routes Map – 21st – 28th September

CBD – Available Routes Map – 21st – 28th September

Thursday, 19 September 2013 10:50 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly and is available via our website and The Press newspaper on Saturdays. Please click here to download the network map – Available Routes Map.

Gloucester Street between Montreal and Durham – restricted to westbound from 20/9/13

Gloucester Street between Montreal and Durham – restricted to westbound from 20/9/13

Thursday, 19 September 2013 10:39 a.m. by Transport4chch

Gloucester Street between Montreal and Durham Streets will be restricted to westbound traffic until the end of October from 20/9/13. East bound road users from Montreal Street will be advised to use Armagh Street to access Durham Street. Stage one …

Crown buys site of Pyne Gould quake building

Crown buys site of Pyne Gould quake building

Thursday, 19 September 2013 9:49 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Crown has bought the Christchurch property where the Pyne Gould Corporation building stood until it collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake.The purchase has been made to incorporate the property at 233 Cambridge Terrace into...

Government buys sensitive Christchurch site

Government buys sensitive Christchurch site

Thursday, 19 September 2013 9:22 a.m. by Media3News

The Government has purchased the land where Christchurch's Pyne Gould Corporation (PGC) building used to stand.

Key meets with Cameron, praises Britain for quake support

Key meets with Cameron, praises Britain for quake support

Thursday, 19 September 2013 7:16 a.m. by MediaHerald

Prime Minister John Key has praised Britain for the friendship and support it showed his country after a deadly earthquake.Mr Key met Prime Minister David Cameron in Downing Street overnight, with the rebuilding of Christchurch...

Key presses visa restrictions with Cameron - to no avail

Key presses visa restrictions with Cameron - to no avail

Thursday, 19 September 2013 7:16 a.m. by MediaHerald

Prime Minister John Key came away empty handed after making his plea to British Prime Minister David Cameron to lift visa restrictions on New Zealanders wanting to work in the UK.Mr Key and Mr Cameron met at 10 Downing Street in...

John Key hails UK-NZ relationship

John Key hails UK-NZ relationship

Thursday, 19 September 2013 5:18 a.m. by Media3News

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has praised Britain for the friendship and support it showed his country after a deadly earthquake.

Crown buys PGC site for north frame

Crown buys PGC site for north frame

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 9:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has bought the Pyne Gould Corporation site, where 18 people lost their lives in the February 2011 earthquake.

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.

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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 […]