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St Albans Swimming Club AGM

St Albans Swimming Club AGM

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 8:08 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Shirley Intermediate School staff room Time: October 21 at 7:00 Description: St Albans Swimming Club is holding its AGM and planning for the future.

Old Waimakariri Bridge UPDATE  as at 12.30pm

Old Waimakariri Bridge UPDATE as at 12.30pm

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 12:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

The Old Waimakariri Bridge which was closed due to a vehicle accident earlier this morning is now open to SOUTHBOUND traffic. Northbound road users are still being detoured -  repairs to bridge being undertaken Aiming to be open to all …

Old Waimakariri Bridge UPDATE  as at 11.15am

Old Waimakariri Bridge UPDATE as at 11.15am

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 11:10 a.m. by Transport4chch

The Old Waimakariri Bridge which was closed due to a vehicle accident earlier this morning is now open to SOUTHBOUND traffic. Northbound road users are still being detoured – unknown duration. Road users are advised to use State Highway One …

RIMUTAKA FOREST PARK TRUST 25TH ANNIVERSARY

RIMUTAKA FOREST PARK TRUST 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 9:59 a.m. by NickyWagner

 

Day 966 - co-op buy

Day 966 - co-op buy

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 9:28 a.m. by addingtonaction

Liquefaction is it under your home?

Liquefaction is it under your home?

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 9:18 a.m. by LRS_CHCH

Have you had around the outside of your house?

Oct 15: And the Silver Award goes to …. the Pallet Pavilion

Oct 15: And the Silver Award goes to …. the Pallet Pavilion

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 8:48 a.m. by GapFiller Popular



And the Silver Award goes to …. the Pallet Pavilion

And the Silver Award goes to …. the Pallet Pavilion

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 8:48 a.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler won a silver award at the BEST DESIGN AWARDS in Auckland last Friday evening for the Pallet Pavilion (Spatial category – Exhibitions and Temporary Installations). Congratulations to everyone involved in this very special project. And thank you. It’s so awesome it’s still here as a current project rather than a past project. http://bestawards.co.nz/entries/spatial/

The Influentials!

The Influentials!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 8:47 a.m. by GapFiller

This is quite an amazing article in The Listener by Rebecca Macfie. She writes about how influence these days comes from grass roots sources just as often as it comes from business or political leadership. Thanks for the mention Rebecca!

Oct 15: The Influentials!

Oct 15: The Influentials!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 8:47 a.m. by GapFiller

Oct 15: Conversations about food

Oct 15: Conversations about food

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 8:39 a.m. by GapFiller

Read some fantastic conversations about food on this blog by Gracie and Jack, including Alex and Martine’s “A local food project” which involved them cooking up delicious pizzas in our pizza oven and also a super article about Liz Worsnop’s Plant Gang!    

Conversations about food

Conversations about food

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 8:39 a.m. by GapFiller

Read some fantastic conversations about food on this blog by Gracie and Jack, including Alex and Martine’s “A local food project” which involved them cooking up delicious pizzas in our pizza oven and also a super article about Liz Worsnop’s Plant Gang!    

Cera spends more on communications

Cera spends more on communications

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 8:30 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Old Waimakariri Bridge CLOSED as at 7am

Old Waimakariri Bridge CLOSED as at 7am

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 7:35 a.m. by Transport4chch

The Old Waimakariri Bridge has been closed due to rising river levels. Road users are advised to use State Highway One. Duration of closure unknown at this time.

Quake refugee misses Christchurch

Quake refugee misses Christchurch

Monday, 14 October 2013 10:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

On February 22 2011, Kelly Thomas was in her central-city townhouse baking and enjoying her first day of annual leave.

Escaping Dallington for new life

Escaping Dallington for new life

Monday, 14 October 2013 10:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

The third burglary of their red-zoned Dallington house was the last straw for Kelvin Webster.

CERA provides information mapping tool

CERA provides information mapping tool

Monday, 14 October 2013 9:14 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

As well as identifying buildings and amenities the technology also allows you to take a close up look at the city as it was on the days following the most devastating 2011 earthquakes.

Flood prone residents organise group

Flood prone residents organise group

Monday, 14 October 2013 8:51 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Residents in the St Albans, Mairehau, Richmond and Dudley Creek Catchment area have organised a residents’ group for flooding remediation.

Church restoration shows concrete progress

Church restoration shows concrete progress

Monday, 14 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work is under way on a $5.5 million project to restore one of the city's remaining historic churches.

Vendors cheat on repairs

Vendors cheat on repairs

Monday, 14 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Buyers and real estate agents say some owners are selling unrepaired or badly fixed homes after pocketing insurance payouts and are hiding crucial information.

Homeowners cheat on repairs

Homeowners cheat on repairs

Monday, 14 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Buyers and real estate agents say some owners are selling unrepaired or badly fixed homes after pocketing insurance payouts and are hiding crucial information.

Milestone for Knox Presbyterian Church

'Milestone' for Knox Presbyterian Church

Monday, 14 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work is under way on a $5.5 million project to restore one of the city's remaining historic churches.

Day 965 - Spreydon School joins co-op

Day 965 - Spreydon School joins co-op

Monday, 14 October 2013 3:20 p.m. by addingtonaction

Spreydon School Principal Richard Wardrop recently visited the CSFVC packing centre at Hoon Hay Presbyterian. The school committee have now decided to join the co-op for weekly fruiot & veggie packs. There first orders start in a few weeks.

Treena Aldridge is the local co-ordinator


2 Halswell Rd  Hoon Hay
Co-op inquiries Treena Aldridge 021-023-31188
Wednesdays 2.45pm - 3.15pm
Open to school families

SCIRT Update – 14th October

SCIRT Update – 14th October

Monday, 14 October 2013 3:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

New Brighton Road, one way west/city-bound only past Avondale Bridge Part of New Brighton Road will be one-way westbound, possibly for the rest of this year, from this week. Durham Street North, south of Bealey Avenue One lane for six …

Precinct one out of the box…

Precinct one out of the box…

Monday, 14 October 2013 10:01 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

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Lincoln Road – lane closure east bound between Nairn & Twigger Streets from today

Lincoln Road – lane closure east bound between Nairn & Twigger Streets from today

Monday, 14 October 2013 9:22 a.m. by Transport4chch

The right hand east bound lane of Lincoln Road between Nairn and Twigger Streets will be closed 24 hrs a day for emergency sewer works from today. The right hand west bound lane of Lincoln Road in the same area …

Lincoln Road – lane closure east bound between Nairn & Twigger Streets

Lincoln Road – lane closure east bound between Nairn & Twigger Streets

Monday, 14 October 2013 9:22 a.m. by Transport4chch

The right hand east bound lane of Lincoln Road between Nairn and Twigger Streets will be closed 24 hrs a day for emergency sewer works from 14 October for approximately three weeks. The right hand west bound lane of Lincoln …

New Brighton/Shirley/Marshlands Road intersection – lane reductions – expect delays

New Brighton/Shirley/Marshlands Road intersection – lane reductions – expect delays

Monday, 14 October 2013 7:08 a.m. by Transport4chch

Lanes approaching New Brighton/Shirley/Marshland Road intersection are reduced due to continued road sealing. Please expect some delays.

Is Data Loss Disaster Prevention Possible?

Is Data Loss Disaster Prevention Possible?

Sunday, 13 October 2013 12:32 p.m. by DebDonnell

Data Loss Disaster Prevention Lessons from the Christchurch Earthquakes A huge number of businesses experienced a data loss disaster after the September 2010 and February 2011 earthquakes. 40% of them never reopened, and 30% of those who did have gone out of business since, or are operating in a seriously reduced capacity. I’m not talking […]

Chch road projects under way

Chch road projects under way

Sunday, 13 October 2013 8:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

More lane closures will be in place across Christchurch today as two new roading projects kick off.

Two Chch road projects kick off

Two Chch road projects kick off

Sunday, 13 October 2013 8:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

More lane closures will be in place across Christchurch today as two new roading projects kick off.

Quake-related lawsuits ramping up

Quake-related lawsuits ramping up

Sunday, 13 October 2013 7:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake-related lawsuits are ramping up as more than 250 frustrated Cantabrians take their battles to court.

Homeowners in legal swamp

Homeowners in legal swamp

Sunday, 13 October 2013 7:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake-related lawsuits are ramping up as more than 250 frustrated Cantabrians take their battles to court.

Insurers hold all the cards

'Insurers hold all the cards'

Sunday, 13 October 2013 7:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

It took a year of legal wrangling before former children's television host Olly Ohlson finally settled with his insurer.

Lianne Dalziel highest-polling candidate for Mayor of Christchurch

Lianne Dalziel highest-polling candidate for Mayor of Christchurch

Saturday, 12 October 2013 2:52 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Lianne Dalziel highest-polling candidate for Mayor of Christchurch The progress results of the Christchurch 2013 local body elections are now in, showing that Lianne Dalziel is currently the highest-polling candidate for the position of Mayor of Christchurch.

Who Follows the Untrodden Paths of Christchurch?

Who Follows the Untrodden Paths of Christchurch?

Saturday, 12 October 2013 2:09 p.m. by DebDonnell

The Familiar Paths of Christchurch City Are No More Christchurch has become a city of untrodden paths. Most of the familiar buildings and streets in the central city have gone. Our period of grief and loss is now over and people are turning their focus to starting to rebuild their lives. We are now living […]

Day 963 - tradegecko

Day 963 - tradegecko

Saturday, 12 October 2013 11:00 a.m. by addingtonaction

The job today has been creating the production account at Tradegecko for the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC).

The free trial is about to expire in a few days. The trial was used by Andrew Donoghue of Wellington to make sure the proposed system would work with the on-line shop and the existing accounts on Xero. The trial was a success.

All of the information about the distribution centres and the suppliers is being exported out of Xero in CSV format, checked and ...

Christchurch City Council Elections - The Campaigns End

Christchurch City Council Elections - The Campaigns End

Friday, 11 October 2013 11:49 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

In just over 12 hours the shape of the new Councils nationwide will be formed. 

Demolition of Copthrone Hotel resumes

Demolition of Copthrone Hotel resumes

Friday, 11 October 2013 9:58 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The demolition of the Copthorne Hotel in central Christchurch resumed on Friday after it collapsed without warning about two weeks ago.

Special amendments will speed up land repairs

Special amendments will speed up land repairs

Friday, 11 October 2013 4:26 p.m. by GovtEQC

Garland Road – closed between Aynsley Terrace to Opawa Road

Garland Road – closed between Aynsley Terrace to Opawa Road

Friday, 11 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Garlands Road will be closed between Aynsley Terrace to Opawa Road between 7am and 5pm from Monday 14th October for approximately three weeks. After the hours of 5pm, till 7am the following morning,  Garlands Road will be open to westbound …

Garlands Road – closed between Aynsley Terrace to Opawa Road

Garlands Road – closed between Aynsley Terrace to Opawa Road

Friday, 11 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Garlands Road will be closed between Aynsley Terrace to Opawa Road between 7am and 5pm from Monday 14th October for approximately three weeks. After the hours of 5pm, till 7am the following morning,  Garlands Road will be open to westbound …

Luck of the Irish has sex-disease downside

Luck of the Irish has sex-disease downside

Friday, 11 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Irish workers helping with the rebuild are sharing the love but it seems they may also be helping to spread sexual diseases.

Southern Motorway lanes to close for second coat of chip seal

Southern Motorway lanes to close for second coat of chip seal

Friday, 11 October 2013 1:27 p.m. by Transport4chch

Christchurch’s Southern Motorway, from Curletts Road to Springs Road, will be reduced to single-lane traffic in one direction at various times next week for the application of the second coat of chip seal. This work is expected to result in …

Y is for Yahoooooo!

Y is for Yahoooooo!

Friday, 11 October 2013 1:10 p.m. by andreac414

I have so many Yahoooo’s I don’t know where to begin… My first Yahooo would be that I made it through the entire campaign without getting a graffiti moustache! Another is that along with the rest of the Burwood Pegasus People’s Choice team we have run an extraordinary and clean campaign. I has been a […]

Sleep, sleep…… elusive sleep  Tuesday November 5th: Dr. Alex Bartle, Sleepwell Clinic

Sleep, sleep…… elusive sleep Tuesday November 5th: Dr. Alex Bartle, Sleepwell Clinic

Friday, 11 October 2013 12:56 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

For those of us who struggle to get a good night’s sleep (and for some it seems we never do) a restful and full night’s sleep is an ideal of bliss!  Dr. Alex Bartle is one of New Zealand’s leading authorities on sleep and how to create the circumstances that lead to a good sound...

Corruption

Corruption

Friday, 11 October 2013 12:56 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters”. Corruption – It is one of the world’s most baffling social problems – the dynamic relationship between state power, corruption, corporate power and organized crime …

Anxiety and Medications  Wednesday October 23rd: Dr. Carolyn Bell, psychiatrist, CDHB Anxiety Disorders Service

Anxiety and Medications Wednesday October 23rd: Dr. Carolyn Bell, psychiatrist, CDHB Anxiety Disorders Service

Friday, 11 October 2013 12:54 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Many people are conflicted about taking medication prescribed for their anxiety.  Some resist this form of help; but others regard it as a lifeline.  Many people on medication stop taking it too soon or too suddenly, either because they were never really comfortable with it or because they felt they no longer needed it.  It...

Special amendments will speed up land repairs

Special amendments will speed up land repairs

Friday, 11 October 2013 12:02 p.m. by NickyWagner

Day 962 - new co-op shop rules

Day 962 - new co-op shop rules

Friday, 11 October 2013 11:18 a.m. by addingtonaction

Day 962 - training the new shop managers

Day 962 - training the new shop managers

Friday, 11 October 2013 11:00 a.m. by addingtonaction















CBD – Available Routes Map – 12th to 19th October

CBD – Available Routes Map – 12th to 19th October

Friday, 11 October 2013 9:00 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.

How not to Repair a Heritage Block in the CBD Christchurch… part 127

How not to Repair a Heritage Block in the CBD Christchurch… part 127

Friday, 11 October 2013 8:16 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 964days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    Now 437 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – only 4 more years to go before we get told if we are …

Suggested routes for eastbound road users from Fitzgerald Avenue

Suggested routes for eastbound road users from Fitzgerald Avenue

Friday, 11 October 2013 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised if travelling east from Fitzgerald Avenue it is recommended they use Gloucester Street or Ferry Road, not Avonside Drive, which has current and upcoming closures. Avonside Drive between Retreat Rd to 240 Avonside Drive will be …

Oxford Terrace – Delayed start – now 21 October for closure

Oxford Terrace – Delayed start – now 21 October for closure

Friday, 11 October 2013 6:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Oxford Terrace closure has been delayed. From 21st October 2013 the following restrictions apply: Oxford Terrace  Closed between Cashel Street and Hereford Street. Hereford Street at the Oxford Terrace intersection One way west bound No entry from Hereford into Oxford …

Brownlee speeds up quake repair work

Brownlee speeds up quake repair work

Friday, 11 October 2013 5:27 a.m. by Media3News

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has used his special powers to speed up land repair in Christchurch.

Wrecking ball continues Copthorne demolition

Wrecking ball continues Copthorne demolition

Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Demolition has resumed on what is left of the Copthorne Hotel.

Wrecking ball continues Copthorne demo

Wrecking ball continues Copthorne demo

Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Demolition has resumed on what is left of the Copthorne Hotel.

X is for X Marks the Spot!

X is for X Marks the Spot!

Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:09 p.m. by andreac414

We are nearly there!! It’s been an 8 month intense journey for me and I have loved every minute of it! I have met some amazing friends and characters… And the experience has been entirely positive! If you haven’t posted your vote it’s now too late! You’ll need to take it to The Palms library […]