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Deadline for September edition of St Albans News

Deadline for September edition of St Albans News

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 10:25 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The deadline for the next issue of St Albans News (non-local body materials) is August 19. Please send any articles/photos to news@stalbans.gen.nz

Malicious software found in CERA website

Malicious software found in CERA website

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 9:12 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has increased its online security after malicious software was discovered embedded in its website in July.

Nearly 20,000 jobs created in Canterbury

Nearly 20,000 jobs created in Canterbury

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 8:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury has 18,100 more jobs than a year ago, taking employment in the region to well above total numbers prior to the earthquakes.

Topic: ‘Stop Worrying and Start Living’

Topic: ‘Stop Worrying and Start Living’

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 4:49 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Tuesday August 13th with Anna Dalzell, Programme Coordinator, RecoveryWorks Worry feeds into and perpetuates a state of anxiety.  There is however no need to live with worry and anxiety that keeps you from enjoying a full, active and happy life.  ‘How to Stop Worrying and Start Living’ was first published in 1948 by Dale Carnegie. ...

New Zealand Made App “CalmKeeper” is here…

New Zealand Made App “CalmKeeper” is here…

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 4:36 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Manage panic attacks as they happen. CalmKeeper gives you tools to quickly move from panic to peace. Designed by Kiwi clinical psychologists, CalmKeeper helps you build skills to manage moments of stress and uncertainty. More…

Champion Street closed – lane restrictions on Bealey Ave

Champion Street closed – lane restrictions on Bealey Ave

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 3:16 p.m. by Transport4chch

SCIRT contractors working on wastewater repairs on  Bealey Ave are moving towards the Bealey Avenue and Champion Street intersection.  Road users will only have access to the outer lanes on Bealey Avenue from the intersection with Champion Street.  Champion Street will …

Day 898 - banana galore

Day 898 - banana galore

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 3:12 p.m. by addingtonaction

From the co-op packing today


Earthquake memorial target for vandals

Earthquake memorial target for vandals

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 2:29 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The artist who created the earthquake memorial in Christchurch says he has had to replace about 20 that have been vandalised or stolen in the past 18 months.

Vandalism disgusts quake victims families

Vandalism 'disgusts' quake victims' families

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 12:45 p.m. by Media3News

Family members of those killed in Christchurch's February 22nd earthquake say they're disgusted at the vandalism of a quake memorial.

Earthquake memorial vandalised

Earthquake memorial vandalised

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 11:28 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The artist who created the "185 Chairs" earthquake memorial in Christchurch says he has had to replace about 20 chairs that have been vandalised or stolen in the past 18 months.

Cardboard cathedral opens with concert series

Cardboard cathedral opens with concert series

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 9:31 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Christchurch's temporary Anglican cathedral, dubbed the Cardboard Cathedral, has opened, with a 10-day music series called

Day 897 - SCIRT - Kitchener Place - Opawa - wastewater repair *Update*

Day 897 - SCIRT - Kitchener Place - Opawa - wastewater repair *Update*

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 8:35 a.m. by addingtonaction

From SCIRT
Kitchener Place - Opawa - wastewater repair *Update*



As you will be aware work is currently underway along Newbery Street and was expected to commence along Kitchener Place this week. Our original notice can be found here:
Due to an unexpected change in programme our work has been delayed (see map 1):

If you have any questions, or for any other information about this work, please contact the Fletcher Infrastructure Rebuild Team on from 8:30am to 5:00 ...

Bealey Avenue intersection – lane restrictions approaching Victoria Street westbound

Bealey Avenue intersection – lane restrictions approaching Victoria Street westbound

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Work on the gravity wastewater at the Dublin Street/Bealey Avenue intersection will require lane reductions on Bealey Avenue in the approach to Victoria Street intersection for approximately 7 days from 7 August 2013.  Dublin Street will be closed from the …

Contractors need to be wary of payment terms

Contractors 'need to be wary of payment terms'

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 1:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

Construction companies taking part in the $40 billion rebuild of Christchurch need to be careful about accepting new payment terms and conditions, a University of Canterbury business lecturer warns.

Sickening attack on 185 Chairs Memorial

'Sickening' attack on 185 Chairs Memorial

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 10:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch widower has offered to donate her late husband's wheelchair to the damaged quake memorial.

Contractors need to be wary of payment terms

Contractors 'need to be wary of payment terms'

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction companies taking part in the $40 billion rebuild of Christchurch need to be careful about accepting new payment terms and conditions, a University of Canterbury business lecturer warns.

Stadium, city pool not built til 2017

Stadium, city pool not built til 2017

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The latest detailed schedule for Christchurch's anchor projects suggests the city's new stadium may not be ready in time to host the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour.

Stadium, city pool not built till 2017

Stadium, city pool not built till 2017

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The latest detailed schedule for Christchurch's anchor projects suggests the city's new stadium may not be ready in time to host the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour.

Stadium date upsets rugby boss

Stadium date upsets rugby boss

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The latest detailed schedule for Christchurch's anchor projects suggests the city's new stadium may not be ready in time to host the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour.

Chairs vandalism sickening

Chairs vandalism 'sickening'

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The vandalism of Christchurch's 185 empty chairs memorial and the recent theft of its sole white wheelchair has left one quake paraplegic mother "sickened".

EQC Ministry of Propaganda Proof

EQC Ministry of Propaganda Proof

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 4:56 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

I received the following comment today from an EQC Troll in response to my claim that EQC has something akin to an “EQC Ministry of Propaganda”:     A Portion scott.shell@xtra.co.nz 202.20.3.61 Submitted on 2013/08/06 at 4:05 am The words “put up or shut up” spring to mind. Get your source to identify this ‘team’ and […]

New jobs created by quake recovery unit

New jobs created by quake recovery unit

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 3:37 p.m. by MediaRNZ

More than 40 new positions are being created by the organisation responsible for building most of Christchurch's anchor projects.

More than 40 new jobs created by quake recovery unit

More than 40 new jobs created by quake recovery unit

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 3:37 p.m. by MediaRNZ

More than 40 new positions are being created by the organisation responsible for building most of Christchurch's anchor projects.

Day 897 - tempory depot appilcation submitted

Day 897 - tempory depot appilcation submitted

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 3:03 p.m. by addingtonaction

The application for a site specific temporary depot at 124 Garlands Rd was submitted today to the the city council "planning" department.

The application includes a cover letter, the application itself, a check list and a series of site plans and elevations.

This follows on from the failure of the city council planners to supply a correct PIM that had been requested. They admited the document they supplied was faulty but refused to correct it. The PIM was requested by Addington Act ...

Apologies to Radio New Zealand

Apologies to Radio New Zealand

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 12:50 p.m. by EQCTruths

 

RebuildChristchurch.co.nz Partnering to Promote Job Vacancies

RebuildChristchurch.co.nz Partnering to Promote Job Vacancies

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 12:08 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Featured Popular

 

Day 897 - co-op buy

Day 897 - co-op buy

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 9:48 a.m. by addingtonaction

The buy for the packing at the co-op tomorrow is (crates and cartons). Bought by Craig

Repair sign-off delayed over cost

Repair sign-off delayed over cost

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 12:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

City councillors say they do not yet have enough information to sign off on plans to repair the historic Sign of the Takahe in Cashmere.

Repair sign-off delayed over cost

Repair sign-off delayed over cost

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 12:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors say they do not yet have enough information to sign off on plans to repair the historic Sign of the Takahe in Cashmere.

Takahe repairs delayed over cost

Takahe repairs delayed over cost

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 12:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors say they do not yet have enough information to sign off on plans to repair the historic Sign of the Takahe in Cashmere.

Takahe $3.4m repairs delayed over cost

Takahe $3.4m repairs delayed over cost

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 12:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

City councillors say they do not yet have enough information to sign off on plans to repair the historic Sign of the Takahe in Cashmere.

Takahe $3.4m repairs delayed over cost

Takahe $3.4m repairs delayed over cost

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 12:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors say they do not yet have enough information to sign off on plans to repair the historic Sign of the Takahe in Cashmere.

Sumner facility could cost ratepayers

Sumner facility could cost ratepayers

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaStuff

Sunmer's demolished library, community centre and museum look set to be replaced with a new combined facility in Wakefield Ave - but it is likely to come at a $10 million cost to ratepayers.

Sumner facility could cost ratepayers

Sumner facility could cost ratepayers

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

Sunmer's demolished library, community centre and museum look set to be replaced with a new combined facility in Wakefield Ave - but it is likely to come at a $10 million cost to ratepayers.

Insurers - Changing a rebuild to a repair.

Insurers - Changing a rebuild to a repair.

Monday, 5 August 2013 9:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Today’s Press has an article by Lane Neave law firm partner Dr Duncan Webb on insurers changing a rebuild into a repair. This article is part of an on-going "agony uncle" series on how the law applies to certain situations. The article is here, and worth reading. There is also an e-mail address at the bottom of the article if you have a question you would like to submit. .

Call for tour of Town Hall site

Call for tour of Town Hall site

Monday, 5 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

City councillors are pushing to get a tour of the quake-damaged Christchurch Town Hall next week so they can get a better understanding of the scale of the repair job ahead.

Council wants Town Hall tour

Council wants Town Hall tour

Monday, 5 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

City councillors are pushing to get a tour of the quake-damaged Christchurch Town Hall next week so they can get a better understanding of the scale of the repair job ahead.

Chch developers plan jigsaw puzzle house

Chch developers plan 'jigsaw puzzle' house

Monday, 5 August 2013 4:40 p.m. by Media3News

A group of Christchurch developers are redefining what it means to build a home.

Roofing Company Provides Bad Experience

Roofing Company Provides Bad Experience

Monday, 5 August 2013 12:23 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Before EQC Repairs Can Begin Please Replace The Roof In three weeks time the EQC Repairs are about to start on the house my partner and I are currently renting. We have chosen not to move out, so I plan to write an EQC Repair diary and update my blog on a daily basis with [...]

EQC to begin Cook Strait quake assessment on 19 August

EQC to begin Cook Strait quake assessment on 19 August

Monday, 5 August 2013 10:33 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

A Penny Stamp for All Places – Cathedral Square c.1908

A Penny Stamp for All Places – Cathedral Square c.1908

Sunday, 4 August 2013 10:08 p.m. by LostChristchurch

“There are two classes of Christchurch postcards – those with the Cathedral and those without.” The elegance of a lost age is captured in this exquisite photochrom postcard taken in Cathedral Square. The Edwardian photographer has recorded a moment in time, circa 1908, taken from outside the Christchurch Post and Telegraph Exchange. Women dressed in wide Edwardian hats and dress coats seem to waft through the scene. A gathering of ladies encircle a horse-drawn bus, perhaps bidd ...

Christchurch nightlife back up and running after quake

Christchurch nightlife back up and running after quake

Sunday, 4 August 2013 4:51 p.m. by Media3News Popular

According to new research, Christchurch's nightlife is heating back up.

A first for Christchurchs Arts Centre

A first for Christchurch's Arts Centre

Sunday, 4 August 2013 10:35 a.m. by MediaThePress



Insurance changes creates winners - and losers

Insurance changes creates winners - and losers

Saturday, 3 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

You don't have to put up with the shift to sum insured home insurance - well, not if you are a doctor or farmer.

Appeal to politicians to deal with risks to NZ

Appeal to politicians to deal with risks to NZ

Saturday, 3 August 2013 4:49 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: D Theatre, CPIT, Madras St (opposite Countdown)Link out: Click here Time: August 14, 7.30pm Description: Find out more about the ecological and financial risks to New Zealand and join others in a cross party appeal to do something about …

Time to make a decision CERA/CCDU….

Time to make a decision CERA/CCDU….

Saturday, 3 August 2013 4:41 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

On a lighter note, for a change.  Our infamy continues: The Christchurch Mail, accurately captures our frustration with the High Street situation.  Great picture of brother Joe.  (I am very camera-shy!)  Our thanks to Abbie Napier of the Christchurch Mail. …

League game for Rugby Park

League game for Rugby Park

Saturday, 3 August 2013 2:25 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Rugby Park will host its first rugby league game ever when the St Albans ground hosts the Canterbury Rugby League grand final on August 11. The AMI stadium at Addington was built on Rugby League Park but even though League …

Day 894 - Opawa residents rallying to help

Day 894 - Opawa residents rallying to help

Saturday, 3 August 2013 2:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

A recent development has been the growing number of Opawa residents living in and around Garlands Rd who have come forward to help Addington Action. Some have been helping with site construction, supplied water for concrete and brought food for the troops.

Once the depot at 124 Garlands Rd opens in Spring, there will plenty of jobs for locals to do. So far there are local people prepared to

Addington Action has a 5 year lease with the city council for 124 Garlands Rd. A temporary e ...

Day 894 - great job Rochester and Rutherford Hall students

Day 894 - great job Rochester and Rutherford Hall students

Saturday, 3 August 2013 1:51 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

16 volunteers turned up today to construct another section of the access driveway at 124 Garlands Rd.

14 came from Rochester and Rutherford Hall, University of Canterbury. They were led by their enthusiastic president, Alex Cheesbrough.

Patrick Goggin, a very experienced builder, came and was in charge for the day.

The existing driveway needed to be levelled out so that delivery trucks with hiabs can safely use it to drop off pallet loads of materials. AP40 was used to fill ...

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 24 (August 2013)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 24 (August 2013)

Saturday, 3 August 2013 7:00 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

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Christchurch Police - Facebook page

Christchurch Police - Facebook page

Friday, 2 August 2013 9:58 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Christchurch police have just set up a Facebook page to help Christchurch people be safe and feel safe. The page, which is here, has been active for less than two days and is already very popular.  See the faces of those with whom the police would like to have a chat. Anyone you know? .

Statistician tracks rebuild progress

Statistician tracks rebuild progress

Friday, 2 August 2013 6:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

A statistician collecting data on rebuild progress in one Christchurch neighbourhood is getting under the skin of the Insurance Council. WILL HARVIE reports.

Day 893 - safe & warm training guide

Day 893 - safe & warm training guide

Friday, 2 August 2013 6:15 p.m. by addingtonaction

The first draft of the training guide for Wrap Around Groups has been created. It will be checked with a number of groups next week to make sure it fits neatly with other services and get a tweak. It will then be emailed out to the 17 who attended the recent training workshop on 30 July.


This training booklet will be made available to course participants from a shared folder in Addington Action's Information management System on Gooigle Drive.

Pallet Pavilion Summer job!

Pallet Pavilion Summer job!

Friday, 2 August 2013 5:40 p.m. by GapFiller

As you know, the Pallet Pavilion is staying around for one more Summer thanks to the amazing fundraising effort that took place across May and June this year. The Jansen family who took on the venue and bar management were great and from them and our own observations, we  learned a lot last Summer about how [...]

Brownlee rejects rebuild criticism

Brownlee rejects rebuild criticism

Friday, 2 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Three prominent Christchurch business leaders have written privately to Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee complaining about the governance of the central city rebuild.

Brownlee rejects rebuild criticism

Brownlee rejects rebuild criticism

Friday, 2 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Three prominent Christchurch business leaders have written privately to Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee complaining about the governance of the central city rebuild.