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Port Hills Water/Storm water repair

Port Hills Water/Storm water repair

Friday, 31 July 2015 10:24 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

11163 Port Hills OVN Water

OVTRK submission on the Transition to Regeneration Plan now ready

OVTRK submission on the Transition to Regeneration Plan now ready

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 1:38 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Our OVTRK Organising Group submission the Transition to Regeneration Plan is now ready.    Read it here Action Station also has a quick way to add your support to Local Led Recovery in Christchurch, If you would like to support it please  Click here Remember submissions must be in by 5pm tomorrow, Thursday 30 July.

Transition to Regeneration Plan - Have Your Say!

Transition to Regeneration Plan - Have Your Say!

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 10:59 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

A request to you from OVTRK to support a new "Regeneration Plan" 

Mt Pleasant News July 16

Mt Pleasant News July 16

Monday, 20 July 2015 9:38 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Join us at the Cabaret For the first time ever the Association,in conjunction with Mt Pleasant Squash, is selling tickets to the  Sumner Theatre’s Annual Cabaret night. Our night will be […]

***CDHB NOTICE***

***CDHB NOTICE***

Thursday, 16 July 2015 12:08 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

If you’re not enrolled with a general practice team, you’re missing out. 

Buses Resume Through Brookhaven

Buses Resume Through Brookhaven

Thursday, 9 July 2015 10:54 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

CCC Long Term Plan Update

CCC Long Term Plan Update

Monday, 6 July 2015 12:47 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

In our last OVTRK Update we referred to our submission on the Christchurch City Council Long Term Plan (LTP).  We are pleased to report that this was followed by a request to the OVTRK Organising Group (OG) for a conversation with their Community Governance Unit staff Mary Richardson and Stacey Holborough. That conversation occurred on 29 June and we will follow up.  Have you already heard

Christchurch Recovery Plan - have your say

Christchurch Recovery Plan - have your say

Monday, 6 July 2015 12:44 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Your feedback  to this is needed by Thursday 2pm 9 July  OVTRK has been given the opportunity to make a presentation on 10 July to the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee (UDSIC).   The newly released Recovery: Transition to Regeneration plan (see section 6.1) refers to the UDSIC (membership) role in considering overall leadership and coordination of

Coastal Hazards Assessment Report

Coastal Hazards Assessment Report

Friday, 3 July 2015 4:21 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Coastal Hazards Assessment Report Memo A Coastal Hazard Assessment Report has been released by the Council. Please see here

Relocatable housing project Travis Country to be abandoned

Relocatable housing project Travis Country to be abandoned

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 12:23 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Mt Pleasant Road footpaths

Mt Pleasant Road footpaths

Monday, 15 June 2015 8:57 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

SCIRT comments The project which includes Mt Pleasant Road footpath repairs is currently being designed. According to these designs, approximately 80 metres of footpath from 170 Mt Pleasant Road upward […]

New heated pools planned for St Albans

New heated pools planned for St Albans

Saturday, 13 June 2015 11:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Pool and Pavilion group has lodged a resource consent to build two outdoor heated pools and associated buildings at 43a Edgeware Road, on the site of the pool demolished by the Christchurch City Council in 2006. Unlike …

Fewer street parks at Cranford/ Westminster St shops

Fewer street parks at Cranford/ Westminster St shops

Saturday, 13 June 2015 11:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

In a bid to do something about the safety of St Albans School children crossing Cranford St at Westminster St the city council has come up with a plan that will: Reduce the number of car parks outside the new …

Mt Pleasant News June 12 2015

Mt Pleasant News June 12 2015

Saturday, 13 June 2015 5:03 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

SCIRT invites you to a “Thank You” morning tea SCIRT would like to shout morning tea on Monday morning to celebrate with you the completion of the three laning project and to inform […]

Edgeware village master plan

Edgeware village master plan

Sunday, 7 June 2015 9:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

St Albans News for June/July 2015

St Albans News for June/July 2015

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 6:50 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Things are getting busy in the city – SARA is fighting the plan for the Northern Arterial because not enough research has gone into its impact on downstream areas like St Albans (traffic, health etc). SARA has employed a part …

Computers stolen from St Albans School

Computers stolen from St Albans School

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 3:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

In the third week of May, four desktop computers were stolen from the junior block of St Albans Primary School. Deputy Principal Glen McKenzie said that it served as a reminder to the community that even good security systems are not infallible. “We thought we had pretty good …

Mt Pleasant News 22 May

Mt Pleasant News 22 May

Sunday, 24 May 2015 12:36 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Sponsor A Square Foot update Wow! The grand total for the Sponsor a Square Foot campaign is now up to $68,203.59! We reckon we will achieve our our goal of $100,000 from the community if […]

Scottish Society service

Scottish Society service

Saturday, 9 May 2015 12:09 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Scottish Society Hall, Caledonian Rd Time: 10.30 am on May 5 Description: The Scottish Society is holding a service to commemorate those who served in WWI. Speakers and children from St Albans School are involved in a performance. But …

More Edgeware Rd  wastewater repairs

More Edgeware Rd wastewater repairs

Friday, 8 May 2015 7:10 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The large northern relief wastewater trunk, which runs along Edgeware Rd to Hills Rd is being repaired. The repairs involve traffic detours – city bound traffic along Hills Rd will take a detour along Edgeware Rd for a week. Later …

May 2015 Updates from OVTRK

May 2015 Updates from OVTRK

Friday, 8 May 2015 2:38 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

May 2015 Updates from OVTRK

May 2015 Updates from OVTRK

Friday, 8 May 2015 2:04 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

KeepOur Assets (KOA)

KeepOur Assets (KOA)

Friday, 8 May 2015 2:00 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

KOA has sent this letter  to OVTRK and we draw this opportunity to your NGO’s attention  The deadline for their petition is 28 May. They are not presenting that as part of the LTP process.

Deadline for June edition of News

Deadline for June edition of News

Friday, 8 May 2015 12:01 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The deadline for articles, photos, adverts for the June edition is on May 18. Please send items to news@stalbans.gen.nz

Buy petrol from Z Shirley to support Packe St park

Buy petrol from Z Shirley to support Packe St park

Thursday, 7 May 2015 11:56 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Packe St Park is one of the community groups benefitting from the Good in the Hood programme. Buy your petrol this month, or anything, from Z Shirley opposite the Palms in Marshlands Road and they will give you an orange …

Sumner to get much-anticipated skate area

Sumner to get much-anticipated skate area

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 3:10 p.m. by GovtCCC

"We are grateful for Levi’s ® offer to fund a skate area in Sumner," says Sara Templeton, Chair of the Hagley ̶ Ferrymead Community Board.

More support for legislative changes covering insurance non-disclosure

More support for legislative changes covering insurance non-disclosure

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 9:03 a.m. by avonsidechch

The Insurance Business New Zealand website reprorts that dispute resolution service Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL) supports the Insurance and Savings Ombudsman’s view legislation is needed to deal with non-disclosure and insurance claims. The article is here. The following are extracts from the article: “We are a step behind overseas jurisdictions like Australia and the UK. “I think

Residential Red Zone offer feedback sought

Residential Red Zone offer feedback sought

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 12:15 a.m. by avonsidechch

CERA is seeking feedback on their Preliminary Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan. 

Legal class action against Southern Response?

Legal class action against Southern Response?

Thursday, 30 April 2015 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Wednesday’s Press has an article Southern Response class action ‘no win, no fee’ here. The proposal, offered by law firm GCA lawyers, is for “disgruntled customers of a major earthquake claims-holder to join "no win, no fee"class action lawsuit.” Sounds too good to be true (and potentially is). Click on the link to continue. The following extract from the Press article is important and needs to

New Brighton delivers a message

New Brighton delivers a message

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 11:52 a.m. by PRNews Popular

This morning (Tuesday 28th of March), third generation New Brighton resident Esther Perriam has delivered over 550 formal written submissions to Christchurch City Council. 

Insurance Ombudsman wants insurance legislation to cover non-disclosure of information

Insurance Ombudsman wants insurance legislation to cover non-disclosure of information

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 6:40 a.m. by avonsidechch

The Insurance Business New Zealand website is reporting that the Insurance and Savings Ombudsman Karen Stevens supports legislation to better protect customers relating to information they disclose to an insurer. The following are extracts from the article (the full article is ).

Community centre clean up

Community centre clean up

Monday, 27 April 2015 3:04 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Community to commemorate restoration of Poppies sculpture with a ceremony and planting

Community to commemorate restoration of Poppies sculpture with a ceremony and planting

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 5:36 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

The “Poppies over Gallipoli” sculpture at the corner of Anzac Drive and Travis Road has been restored and moved to higher ground in time for the centenary commemorations of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli.

Does your Organisation Need Some IT support?

Does your Organisation Need Some IT support?

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 2:30 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Rosemary Neave is presently working pro bono updating the website for OVTRK. She has a small business doing Wordpress Websites and Social Media support for organisations. Here are some things she is offering to NGOs in Christchurch - these can be one to one sessions or workshops with several groups.  She has taken workshops like this for Community Waikato.  All she needs - a room with wifi and

A plan followed by consultation for the outstanding red zone Crown offers

A plan followed by consultation for the outstanding red zone Crown offers

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 9:20 p.m. by avonsidechch

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has decided that everyone can have a say on what level of pay-out should be provided to those in the Red Zones who have been ineligible so far (uninsured owners of land and property). It is hard to tell whether the Minister has suddenly been overcome by a desire to indulge in participatory decision making or it is a device to allow public participation

Mt Pleasant Kidsfirst is returning

Mt Pleasant Kidsfirst is returning

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 4:12 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Notice of Return

New Brighton Business Leaders Provide Solutions for Christchurch City Council

New Brighton Business Leaders Provide Solutions for Christchurch City Council

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 3:54 p.m. by PaulZaanen Featured Popular

New Brighton Business Leaders Provide Solutions for Christchurch City Council

Help with making an Official Information Act (OIA) request

Help with making an Official Information Act (OIA) request

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 1:30 p.m. by avonsidechch

The New Zealand Herald is helping to re-establish a website designed to make requesting official information as easy as possible. From the Herald’s website: The Herald is helping relaunch FYI.org.nz - a website which helps members of the public to make Official Information Act (OIA) requests. Rowan Crawford, a software developer, set up the FYI website after a 2009 Open Government event as the

Rebuild and recovery of the Port of Lyttelton closer

Rebuild and recovery of the Port of Lyttelton closer

Tuesday, 7 April 2015 2:50 p.m. by GovtECAN Featured Popular

Environment Canterbury commissioners have approved the preliminary draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan to be released for public consultation.

April/May edition St Albans News available

April/May edition St Albans News available

Saturday, 28 March 2015 11:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Find out why the St Albans market, being held in the Beulah car park, closed down after a month (this does not bode well for replacing the market that used to run in English Park pre-quakes), how to get help …

Save Redcliffs School

Save Redcliffs School

Friday, 27 March 2015 4:54 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Redcliffs school submissions

Major bus detour affects St Andrews Hill from 7pm Sunday

Major bus detour affects St Andrews Hill from 7pm Sunday

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 12:16 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Mt Pleasant’s 140 bus service will detour away from St Andrews Hill Rd while road works are carried out. 

CCC’s Long Term Plan

CCC’s Long Term Plan

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 12:07 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Have your say about the Long Term PlanHello, I would like to let you know that public consultation on the Council’s Long Term Plan 2015-25 has begun. I encourage you to […]

Fair Insurance Code 2016– where to now?

Fair Insurance Code 2016– where to now?

Monday, 23 March 2015 6:15 a.m. by avonsidechch

The revised Fair Insurance Code has yet to be ratified. It is to be considered at the ICNZ AGM some time this month and “there may be minor adjustments” to the Code. One wonders what “minor” might allow by way of changes.

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code – Part 3

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code – Part 3

Friday, 20 March 2015 7:18 a.m. by avonsidechch

Insurance policies and the associated code of conduct cannot be seen in isolation from those who buy the policies, and the claims experiences they undergo. 

Welcome to Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

Welcome to Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 5:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code – Part 2

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code – Part 2

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch

In this post we will look at whether the Code is fair or transparent, and whether utmost good faith remains relevant to New Zealand insurance practices.

Mt Pleasant Community Centre AGM

Mt Pleasant Community Centre AGM

Thursday, 12 March 2015 3:54 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

All welcome to celebrate the past year while we look forward to the one ahead. AGM 23Mar15

Final sign-off for New Brighton Centre Master Plan

Final sign-off for New Brighton Centre Master Plan

Thursday, 12 March 2015 2:57 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council today gave the final sign-off on the Master Plan for the recovery and redevelopment of New Brighton’s commercial centre.

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code and its shortcomings – Part 1

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code and its shortcomings – Part 1

Thursday, 12 March 2015 6:35 a.m. by avonsidechch

The Fair Insurance Code serves two purposes: operational and political. 

Fair Insurance Code Questions & Answers – Part 3

Fair Insurance Code Questions & Answers – Part 3

Monday, 9 March 2015 6:50 a.m. by avonsidechch

In the previous post, covering FAQ 7, it was stated that an underlying purpose of the Code was to pre-empt any external control on how insurers carried out their business. The point was also made that as far as interpreting insurance policies is concerned, insurers are very strong advocates of the Humpty Dumpty Position: "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, "it

Mt Pleasant News 8 March 2015

Mt Pleasant News 8 March 2015

Sunday, 8 March 2015 11:39 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

News St Andrews Hill/Bridle Path road intersection change A report is going to the Hagley Ferrymead Community Board on the 18 March to outline how the confirmed decision to alter the […]

Updates for the start of 2015!

Updates for the start of 2015!

Saturday, 7 March 2015 12:03 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

It’s hard to believe that it’s already March!  

Fair Insurance Code Questions & Answers – Part 2

Fair Insurance Code Questions & Answers – Part 2

Saturday, 7 March 2015 8:20 a.m. by avonsidechch

Why is ICNZ so keen on having a Fair Insurance Code, and prickly over criticism directed at the Code? 

A helpful change to the insurance disputes process coming up?

A helpful change to the insurance disputes process coming up?

Friday, 6 March 2015 6:35 a.m. by avonsidechch

Yesterday Paul Goldsmith, Minister for Commerce and Consumer Affairs, announced  the opening of consultations on changes to the maximum amount that could be taken to the insurance industry’s disputes resolution services (the full media release is below). The change proposed is an  “… increase to the cap on the compensation that dispute resolution schemes can award in relation to disputes about

Kaiapoi Red Zone photographic exhibition

Kaiapoi Red Zone photographic exhibition

Thursday, 5 March 2015 7:30 a.m. by avonsidechch

The Kaiapoi Public Library is currently hosting an exhibition of Red Zone photographs by Cosmo Kentish-Barnes. Cosmo  spent a few months around Kaiapoi photographing earthquake damage. F

Fair Insurance Code FAQ – Part 1

Fair Insurance Code FAQ – Part 1

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 6:21 a.m. by avonsidechch

The FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) is not part of the Revised Code, just an explanation of the Review process and some of the positions taken by ICNZ on particular issues.

Deadline for April/May  St Albans News

Deadline for April/May St Albans News

Monday, 2 March 2015 11:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Reminder: The next issue of St Albans News, April/May is being prepared at the moment for delivery in a few weeks’ time. If you have any articles, photographs (full colour or monochrome), news stories, feature articles to be considered for …