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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.

EQC Assessments for the Seddon Earthquakes – post by Adrian Cowie

EQC Assessments for the Seddon Earthquakes – post by Adrian Cowie

Friday, 2 August 2013 4:32 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

MEDIA RELEASE EQC Assessments for the Seddon Earthquakes It would appear from comments made by Bruce Emson (EQC) in the media 1 August 2013, that EQC has not learnt the lessons from the Canterbury Earthquakes.  (See http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough- express/news/8989302/Quake-judgments-could-take-months ) His comments …

Handsome and substantial – Warner’s Hotel, Cathedral Square

Handsome and substantial – Warner’s Hotel, Cathedral Square

Friday, 2 August 2013 3:18 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

On the north east corner of Cathedral Square, the Commercial Hotel, owned by John Etherden Coker (1832 – 1894) was opened in 1863. The name Warner’s was not used until the hotel’s third owner, William Francis Warner (1836 – 1896) purchased the establishment in 1873 and renamed it Warner’s Commercial Hotel. Warner the Hero Warner was one of Christchurch’s most respected members of the licensed victuallers’ fraternity who owned Warner’s Hotel for twe ...

EQC Ministry of Propaganda

EQC Ministry of Propaganda

Friday, 2 August 2013 3:04 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

One of my sources at EQC has told me about what he dubs the “EQC Ministry of Propaganda”.  Of course, no such name exists, but my source’s revelations are nonetheless shocking.  They should anger anyone sitting in a cold broken house for the third consecutive winter.    Apparently, EQC has a team whose sole job […]

Radio New Zealand Censors Anti EQC/Insurer Advert

Radio New Zealand Censors Anti EQC/Insurer Advert

Friday, 2 August 2013 2:42 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

New Zealand prides itself as the world’s most transparent country and a beacon of freedom.  Regrettably, New Zealand is far from transparent and far from free.  The systemic corruption at EQC and the unwillingness of New Zealand government institutions to address the problem demonstrates that New Zealand is corrupt to the core.  Any well-governed country […]

SCIRT – Traffic Update from the 4 August

SCIRT – Traffic Update from the 4 August

Friday, 2 August 2013 1:59 p.m. by Transport4chch

Park Terrace – (From Salisbury Street to Armagh Street) From Monday 5th August, Park Terrace from the Salisbury Street intersection (eastbound one way street) to Armagh Street will only be available for northbound drivers. This was going to happen in …

Park Terrace – Southbound lane closure – 5th August

Park Terrace – Southbound lane closure – 5th August

Friday, 2 August 2013 11:40 a.m. by Transport4chch

The final phase of works on Park Terrace will begin from the 5th August, between Salisbury Street and Armagh Street. Park Terrace will be closed to southbound traffic and one lane will remain open for northbound traffic. All works on Park …

Day 893 - Addington Action training programme

Day 893 - Addington Action training programme

Friday, 2 August 2013 11:20 a.m. by addingtonaction

Addington Action recently received $4,000 funding from the to pay for the training costs of its members and volunteers doing quake recovery work. This training budget is for the skills needed by people to carry out their volunteer Addington Action jobs better. The training money has to be spent by 31 March 2014.

There is nothing to stop other groups which  will no longer be available after 31 March 2014.

Training courses run at different times of the year. They range i ...

Recent quakes a reminder to quake safe your home

Recent quakes 'a reminder to quake safe your home'

Friday, 2 August 2013 11:18 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Firms not threatened by foreign companies

Firms not threatened by foreign companies

Friday, 2 August 2013 9:33 a.m. by MediaStuff

The New Zealand Contractors Federation has played down reports of concerns at its annual conference that local contractors may miss out if overseas firms flock to join Christchurch's rebuild.

CBD – Available Routes Map – 3rd to 10th August

CBD – Available Routes Map – 3rd to 10th August

Friday, 2 August 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.

New staff hired to speed key Christchurch building

New staff hired to speed key Christchurch building

Friday, 2 August 2013 8:40 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The organisation responsible for building most of Christchurch's anchor projects is hiring more than a dozen new managers to speed up progress.

NZ firms have expertise for rebuild

NZ firms 'have expertise' for rebuild

Friday, 2 August 2013 7:54 a.m. by MediaRNZ

There is concern within the construction industry that local companies may miss out if Christchurch is swamped by overseas firms keen to join the rebuild.

Southern Response – asbestos handling information

Southern Response – asbestos handling information

Friday, 2 August 2013 7:14 a.m. by avonsidechch

Southern Response have added the following information to their website (here), describing how properties with asbestos will be treated. Before your repair work begins the main repair contractor will assess whether they need to test for the presence of asbestos in building materials in your home - based on the age, construction materials used and the nature and location of earthquake damage.

Day 893 - fruit & veggie orders

Day 893 - fruit & veggie orders

Friday, 2 August 2013 7:02 a.m. by addingtonaction


There are 526 orders from 19 of the 22 CSFVC distribution centers for fruit and veggie

  1 Addington Action
  0 Addington School
15 Bower Ave
27 Burnham
10 Comcare Addington
  0 CSCGT
38 Discovery
45 Eureka St
20 Hoon Hay Presbyterian
38 Manuka Cottage at Church Sq
50 Opawa Baptist
22 Pensacola Cres
28 Reformed Church in Hornby
  0 Riccarton Community Church
24 Rolleston
27 Rowley Resource Centre
24 Salvation Army Sy ...

Bishop keyed up at cardboard cathedral handover ceremony

Bishop keyed up at cardboard cathedral handover ceremony

Friday, 2 August 2013 6:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch has been given its first look at the new Cardboard Cathedral during an emotional ceremony to mark the structure changing hands from contractors to the Anglican diocese.

Cardboard cathedral finally unveiled

Cardboard cathedral finally unveiled

Friday, 2 August 2013 6:53 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch has been given its first look at the new Cardboard Cathedral during an emotional ceremony to mark the structure changing hands from contractors to the Anglican diocese.

Cardboard cathedral finally unveiled

Cardboard cathedral finally unveiled

Friday, 2 August 2013 6:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch has been given its first look at the new Cardboard Cathedral during an emotional ceremony to mark the structure changing hands from contractors to the Anglican diocese.

Hospital plots $122 million return

Hospital plots $122 million return

Friday, 2 August 2013 4:40 a.m. by MediaThePress

St George's Hospital has unveiled plans for a $122 million redevelopment of their facilities.

Hospital plots $122 million return

Hospital plots $122 million return

Friday, 2 August 2013 4:40 a.m. by MediaStuff

St George's Hospital has unveiled plans for a $122 million redevelopment of their facilities.

Council to approve Sign of the Takahe repairs

Council to approve Sign of the Takahe repairs

Thursday, 1 August 2013 11:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

Repair plans for the historic Sign of the Takahe are expected to be approved by the Christchurch City Council.

Learn about affordable housing and community land trusts

Learn about affordable housing and community land trusts

Thursday, 1 August 2013 5:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: CCC offices, Hereford Street Time: August 19, 12:30- 1.30pm Description: Dr Louise Crabtree, a visiting scholar hosted by Lincoln University, will give a talk on Community Land Trusts and affordable housing. She has been involved with such trusts in …

Write your quake experiences on the Temple walls

Write your quake experiences on the Temple walls

Thursday, 1 August 2013 5:05 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch people will be invited to write their earthquake experiences, or anything else they wish to let go of, on the walls of the Temple for Christchurch before the temple is burnt to the ground to symbolise release and moving …

Outcasts go to UN over loss of mail

'Outcasts' go to UN over loss of mail

Thursday, 1 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch red zoners angry at losing postal services have lodged a formal complaint with the United Nations in a bid to get them back.

Levelling begins on wonky art gallery

Levelling begins on wonky art gallery

Thursday, 1 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work to re-level Christchurch's wonky art gallery is under way.

Frustrated red zoners to fix own roads

Frustrated red zoners to fix own roads

Thursday, 1 August 2013 4:57 p.m. by Media3News

A group of long-term red zoners are vowing to fix their quake-damaged roads by themselves.

One month to build a Temple!

One month to build a Temple!

Thursday, 1 August 2013 4:12 p.m. by TempleforChCh

Today is the 1st of August- The Temple opens in one month. Time is flying by with lots of work still to do onsite. On Saturday we held an ‘Open House’ event, telling people about the Temple, collecting donations for auction and starting our volunteer call-out campaign. Thanks to everyone who came, and to those who have contributed items for auction so far. The items for auction have been listed on trademe (though there’s still room for more- contact kat@templeforchristchurch.or ...

Repairs start on Christchurch Art Gallery

Repairs start on Christchurch Art Gallery

Thursday, 1 August 2013 11:27 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Earthquake repair work has started on the Christchurch Art Gallery, the first of Christchurch City Council's existing major facilities to have work begin on it.

Day 892 - Garlands Rd site plan revised

Day 892 - Garlands Rd site plan revised

Thursday, 1 August 2013 10:34 a.m. by addingtonaction

Architect Max



Ian Simpson returns to Campbell Live

Ian Simpson returns to Campbell Live

Thursday, 1 August 2013 10:08 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Day 892 - web traffic rises steeply

Day 892 - web traffic rises steeply

Thursday, 1 August 2013 9:57 a.m. by addingtonaction

Web traffic to www.addingtonaction.org.nz continues to rise

Main Road, Sumner – Night works delayed due to unfavourable conditions on detour route

Main Road, Sumner – Night works delayed due to unfavourable conditions on detour route

Thursday, 1 August 2013 9:07 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to unfavourable weather conditions (low fog)  on the detour route over Summit Road for the Main Road Sumner work, which started on July 28th, work was halted by the contractors for safety reasons this week.  The work will continue as …

Temporary Ferrymead Bridge resurfacing – start of night works delayed

Temporary Ferrymead Bridge resurfacing – start of night works delayed

Thursday, 1 August 2013 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Resurfacing, which was to start last week, on Ferrymead Bridge has been delayed and is expected to commence nightly from 8pm Sunday 4th August. The bridge will be reduced to one lane with a stop/go traffic system in place between 8pm and 6am …

Merivale 1894 church demolished

Merivale 1894 church demolished

Thursday, 1 August 2013 2:55 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch has lost another heritage building - the Chinese Methodist Church.

Tour takes in residential red zone

Tour takes in residential red zone

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 11:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

Red Bus is not the only company to cash in on Christchurch's burgeoning earthquake sight-seeing market.

Tour takes in residential red zone

Tour takes in residential red zone

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 11:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Red Bus is not the only company to cash in on Christchurch's burgeoning earthquake sight-seeing market.

Most amazing earthquake sights ever

'Most amazing earthquake sights ever'

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 11:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Red Bus is not the only company to cash in on Christchurch's burgeoning earthquake sightseeing market.

Most amazing earthquake sights ever

'Most amazing earthquake sights ever'

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 11:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

Red Bus is not the only company to cash in on Christchurch's burgeoning earthquake sightseeing market.

EQC cuts costs with lower standards

EQC cuts costs with lower standards

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 8:46 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

EQC cuts costs with lower standards by Simon Munro and John Goddard, stuff.co.nz

NZ Post cuts red zone service

NZ Post cuts red zone service

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 4:58 p.m. by Media3News

New Zealand Post is ending deliveries in the Christchurch red zone, despite the fact several hundred people still live there.

Day 891 - friends meet

Day 891 - friends meet

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

met over coffee yesterday at Addington Coffee Co-op to discuss taking on an increasing range of jobs and involving more people as they do it.

is an organised group of supporters of Addington Action made up of people who are not eligible to be Addington Action members and have no vote over what Addington Action does. is run autonomously by the group who choose what support projects they would like to take on and they are doing a really great job.

It's a bit like the situation wh ...

Day 891 - friends

Day 891 - friends

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

met over coffee yesterday at Addington Coffee Co-op to discuss taking on increasing range of jobs and involving more people as they do it.

is an organised group of supporters of Addington Action made up of people who are not eligible to be Addington Action members and have no vote over what Addington Action does. It is run autonomously by the group who choose what support projects they would like to take on and they are doing a great job.

Its a bit like the situation where musici ...

Day 891 - 511 fruit and veggie packs today

Day 891 - 511 fruit and veggie packs today

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 3:22 p.m. by addingtonaction

A big chocolate slab cake was eaten today by 45 members of the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op for packing 511 orders today going over 500 orders for the first time.

The next cake will be for reaching 600.

CCDU to hire new managers

CCDU to hire new managers

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 3:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

More grunt is being brought in to boost the rebuild in a Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) restructure.

Deadline arrives for some Christchurch red zones

Deadline arrives for some Christchurch red zones

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 2:44 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Wednesday marks the deadline for the majority of homeowners in Christchurch's residential red zone to leave their land.

EQC cuts costs with lower standards

EQC cuts costs with lower standards

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 1:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has been accused of inaccurately assessing the floor levels of thousands of houses after hiring unqualified surveyors using inadequate measuring methods.

Women’s Self Development Course

Women’s Self Development Course

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:52 p.m. by AnxietySupport

  This course offers an opportunity to enhance your sense of self worth. You will learn more aobut your physical, mental and spiritual health. Ideal for clarifying your ideas and learning to care for yourself more effectively. This course is provided by the Next Step Centre for Women at C.P.I.T. Date: Tuesdays from 13th August...

Deadline arrives for Christchurchs residential red zone

Deadline arrives for Christchurch's residential red zone

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:20 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Wednesday marks the deadline for the majority of homeowners in Christchurch's residential red zone to leave their land.

Cosgrove riled by EQC letter

Cosgrove riled by EQC letter

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

Labour's Earthquake Commission (EQC) spokesman says the agency is treating earthquake victims with "contempt and obstruction" after it seems to have backtracked on a $24,000 request for information.