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Find the Grandstandium around the city with two new series of events

Find the Grandstandium around the city with two new series of events

Friday, 30 January 2015 12:14 p.m. by GapFiller

The Grandstandium facilitating education, engagement and critique of our changing city Our Grandstandium, a moveable 35-seat grandstand on a trailer, will be used for weekly events to check in on the progress of the city’s recovery. 

RecoveryWorks can work for you!

RecoveryWorks can work for you!

Thursday, 29 January 2015 11:45 a.m. by AnxietySupport

RecoveryWorks is a change programme for people living in Canterbury, aged 18 or over and who experience moderate levels of anxiety. The programme includes 10 x four-hour workshops plus 4 individual coaching sessions and is highly effective in helping people towards recovery and a renewed sense of wellbeing. RecoveryWorks is free; however there are eligibility...

In memory of four years of our lives lost to Insurance and building issues in Christchurch.

In memory of four years of our lives lost to Insurance and building issues in Christchurch.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 9:50 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

A CBD Building Owners guide to surviving 15,787 earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand. We own one of “Gerry’s Dungers” in the CBD. It is still standing despite the best efforts of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) to demolish all …

Writers Workshops

Writers Workshops

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 9:31 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Provided by Awareness consumer advocacy group. Anyone with personal experience of mental health or addiction challenges is welcome to come along to this free and friendly event. The  January Writers Workshop is: - Writing Haiku and Short Poems.   In this relaxed and friendly workshop, published poet and writing tutor Doc Drumheller will cover: - •...

Youths relying on counselling via text message

Youths relying on counselling via text message

Monday, 26 January 2015 2:38 p.m. by AnxietySupport

ANNA PEARSON Last updated 05:00, January 19 2015 Young Kiwis receive counselling by text under their duvets at night, at movie theatres, in the classroom, on the school bus, and during family conflicts, research shows. A study has found text counselling helped young people balance their “contradictory needs” for autonomy and connection. Findings were based...

Gap Filler’s International French Cricket World Cup

Gap Filler’s International French Cricket World Cup

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 1:02 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler will be hosting the inaugural International FRENCH Cricket World Cup this Summer at the Retro Sports Facility at The Commons. The IFCWC events will coincide with the ‘proper’ International Cricket World Cup Fanzone operating in Victoria Square. 

Pizza at The Commons

Pizza at The Commons

Friday, 16 January 2015 2:42 p.m. by GapFiller

The earthen pizza oven at The Commons (one of our main projects) has been seeing regular use thanks to two young chefs. Local, Aliesha McGilligan has been running Fresh Press Pizza every Sunday from 12:30 – 3pm each week. Aliesha also works at Town Tonic in Addington and until recently, at Passengers and Co. Aliesha […]

Queen’s Service Award for Gap Filler’s Coralie Winn!

Queen’s Service Award for Gap Filler’s Coralie Winn!

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 2:36 p.m. by GapFiller

Congratulations to our Director and Co founder Coralie Winn, for being nominated for the Queen’s Service Medal. We think it’s well deserved and we’re pretty stoked it’s gone to such an amazing person. We’re practicing our curtseys! Read full article here

Christmas Eve Shakes in Christchurch

Christmas Eve Shakes in Christchurch

Wednesday, 24 December 2014 9:09 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

On the 24th December 2014, Christchurch was shaken by a 4.0 earthquake at 7:43pm. This was felt strongly across the city and residents reported noticeable movement, banging and shaking. It was followed at 8:46pm by a 3.3 which was preceded by a noise and then a strong jolt. They were centred in different parts of the city and surrounds as shown on .

Canterbury has a history of aftershocks in the festive season with a swarm of shakes hitting the city on Boxing Day in 2011 and closing down ...

Xmas Closure

Xmas Closure

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 3:47 p.m. by AnxietySupport

We’re closed for Xmas from midday on December 24th, re-opening on Monday January 5th at 9:00am. Enquiries to MHAPS  reception 03 365 9479 or reception@mhaps.org.nz We wish you all a Merry Xmas and Happy New Year Ian, Terry and Vanessa at the Learning Exchange

More Great Outcomes from RecoveryWorks

More Great Outcomes from RecoveryWorks

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 3:35 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

‘The course has enabled me to look at everything with a positive view and search for positive outcomes in stressful situations’ – L. People from the programme before told us that on average they experienced a 34% increase in reported feelings of wellbeing; a 30% decrease in levels of anxiety; 33% fewer visits to the...

Merchandise – Gap Filler style!

Merchandise – Gap Filler style!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 3:50 p.m. by GapFiller

Check out our latest Gap Filler and RAD t-shirts designed by artist and s leader. Liv Worsnop! We also have some Dance-O-Mat tees, badges, handcrafted jewellery, books and a CD! No we haven’t become a commercial enterprise, just looking at different ways to help fund the cool stuff we do.

Gap Filler badges

Gap Filler badges

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 1:10 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler badges: set of 5 (Buy the t shirt too, click here!) Price: $10 + p&p        

Set of 6 postcards

Set of 6 postcards

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 1:08 p.m. by GapFiller

Set of 6 postcards: a selection of some of Gap Filler’s projects, past and present Price: $10 + p&p  

Songs for Christchurch

Songs for Christchurch

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 9:49 a.m. by GapFiller

  Songs for Christchurch CD Price: $25 Please order direct from Project Freerange here In the weeks after Feb 22nd 2011 a collective of people from Melbourne, San Francisco, Christchurch and Wellington formed to create a fundraising album called Songs for Christchurch. It is a music compilation album donated by twenty-one local and global artists including […]

Pallet earrings

Pallet earrings

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 1:52 p.m. by GapFiller

Pallet earrings by Anita Parris Price: $60 + p&p Design by ChCh artist Anita Parris Inspired by the Pallet Pavilion and handmade with stirling silver.    

Once in a lifetime: city-building after disaster in Christchurch

Once in a lifetime: city-building after disaster in Christchurch

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 1:50 p.m. by GapFiller

Once in a lifetime: city-building after disaster in Christchurch Price: $45 Please order direct from Project Freerange here New Zealand has to rebuild the majority of its second-largest city after a devastating series of earthquakes – a unique challenge for a developed country in the twenty-first century. The 2010-2011 earthquakes fundamentally disrupted the conventions by […]

Christchurch: The Transitional City IV (updated 3rd edition)

Christchurch: The Transitional City IV (updated 3rd edition)

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 1:21 p.m. by GapFiller

Christchurch: The Transitional City IV (updated 3rd edition) Price: $60 Please order direct from Project Freerange here This book is a collection of 183 temporary and transitional projects that have occurred in Christchurch since September 2010.  It illustrates a city dealing with the tragic loss of people and the massive changes to its urban fabric that […]

RAD t-shirt

RAD t-shirt

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 1:14 p.m. by GapFiller

RAD T-Shirt Price: $30 + p&p Design by ChCh artist Liv Worsnop Printed by Liminal with sustainable or organic materials. Liminal are serious about bettering the lives of their producers, so re-invest all profits back to the communities that create the products. Unisex

Dance-O-Mat t-shirt

Dance-O-Mat t-shirt

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 1:13 p.m. by GapFiller

Dance-O-Mat T-Shirt Price: $25 + p&p Design by ChCh artist Jen McBride Mens  Womens

Retro Sports Facility activator!

Retro Sports Facility activator!

Friday, 12 December 2014 11:18 a.m. by GapFiller

We’re looking for someone to help us activate our Retro Sports Facility project across January – March next year. 

Built-wise cluster will change lives and save money

Built-wise cluster will change lives and save money

Friday, 5 December 2014 7:26 p.m. by PRNews Popular

By Bob Burnett

Notes from most recent forum: Weighing the Anchors

Notes from most recent forum: Weighing the Anchors

Friday, 5 December 2014 11:02 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Weighing the Anchors Thursday 4 December 2014 WEA, 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch Opening:  Rex welcomed everyone to the forum and invited a blessing on the meeting.  Introduction:  Katherine Peet explained the kaupapa of OVTRK and gave an overview of our Sector.  She also told how some people had communicated to her that they felt too angry to come tonight because they are so concerned

The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health

The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health

Friday, 28 November 2014 11:31 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Published on Nov 10, 2014 This compelling talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In this critically important talk, clinical psychologist Julia Rucklidge explores a range of scientific research, including her own, showing the significant role played by nutrition in mental health or illness.    

what OVTRK has been up to and notice of forum

what OVTRK has been up to and notice of forum

Monday, 24 November 2014 11:58 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

We are proud to share a few updates with you-- this email contains a notice for our last forum of 2014, a note on our most recent forum, and a link to a document that OVTRK was able to have some say in. Final forum for 2014A notice for our next forum, WEIGHING THE ANCHORS:  Anchor Projects                          Communities    Following an update from the Christchurch Central City

Welcome to The Commons, Plant Gang!

Welcome to The Commons, Plant Gang!

Friday, 21 November 2014 2:34 p.m. by GapFiller

We’re pleased to welcome the Plant Gang to The Commons. 

Men’s Health Forum

Men’s Health Forum

Friday, 21 November 2014 10:07 a.m. by AnxietySupport

AWARENESS Canterbury Action on Mental Health and Addictions   To celebrate ‘Movember’ we’re holding a Men’s Health forum to create a space for Canterbury men to hear from other guys about looking after our physical and mental health.  All welcome so come along with any questions or just to listen.  Please note: this is a...

Living Well Through Stressful Circumstances

Living Well Through Stressful Circumstances

Monday, 17 November 2014 11:53 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Mental Health Education and Resource Centre New Brighton & South Shore // November 19, 26 and 27 Come along to one of these free evening sessions, where an experienced facilitator will provide you with practical tools to address stress and help you work through the emotional consequences of adversity. This 2 hour session will provide participants with...

RecoveryWorks

RecoveryWorks

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 11:16 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

RecoveryWorks

THEMES: – Managing Stress from Earthquakes

THEMES: – Managing Stress from Earthquakes

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 9:00 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday November 19th : – Juliet MacLeod, CDHB Anxiety Disorders Service 

Sound Sky

Sound Sky

Monday, 10 November 2014 5:26 p.m. by GapFiller

Sound Sky is a location-sensitive audio-visual artwork that grows over time as people contribute to it. It’s a collaboration between artists, Christchurch organisations and the public. It makes use of an app to allow people to record their memories and thoughts at various locations throughout the city, allowing for reflection and participation in the post-quake […]

Pallet Pavilion shortlisted for the International Award for Public Art

Pallet Pavilion shortlisted for the International Award for Public Art

Monday, 10 November 2014 3:29 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler’s Pallet Pavilion project is one of seven finalists in the International Award for Public Art. An awards ceremony will be held in June next year in Auckland and the winner announced. The awards were initiated in 2011 by two public art magazines (Public Art, China and Public Art Review, USA). They seek to […]

100 Tricks to Help You De-Stress

100 Tricks to Help You De-Stress

Thursday, 6 November 2014 2:46 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Who doesn’t get stressed every now and then? Between work worries (“My deadline is when?!”) and personal pressures (“Whose turn is it to pick up the kids?”), it may feel like you’re always on the brink of being totally overwhelmed. The key is knowing when it’s happening — and being proactive about putting an end...

New Photo Book Compares Christchurch Pre-Earthquake to 2014

New Photo Book Compares Christchurch Pre-Earthquake to 2014

Monday, 3 November 2014 11:33 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Kids shirts

Kids shirts

Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:15 a.m. by GapFiller

Kids T-Shirts Price: $20 + p&p Unisex

Grandstandium for the city!

Grandstandium for the city!

Thursday, 23 October 2014 1:01 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Filler’s latest project is the Grandstandium, a relocatable mini-grandstand. The Grandstandium is an addition to the Retro Sports Facility at The Commons. The Grandstandium provides seating for 30 atop a trailer and comes with a scoreboard, commentary box and binoculars for added drama. The Grandstandium is our version of CCDU’s stadium anchor project, presently […]

Themes – HOW TO SLEEP WELL

Themes – HOW TO SLEEP WELL

Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:02 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday 5th November 2014: – Veronika Gabel, Counsellor and Social Worker For those of us who struggle to get a good night’s sleep (and for some it seems we never do) a restful night’s sleep is an ideal of bliss! Veronika has been researching sleep related topics and provides education on this vital subject. She...

Gap Filler events during FESTA

Gap Filler events during FESTA

Monday, 20 October 2014 5:52 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

FESTA is bringing all sorts of awesome people and projects to the city for Labour Weekend. 

Workshop for aspiring young architects, builders, designers and sculptors

Workshop for aspiring young architects, builders, designers and sculptors

Monday, 20 October 2014 3:26 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Why is it that only adults get to take part in the rebuild of the city? Gap Filler is offering a workshop that gives kids the opportunity to work with Wellington artist, Simon Gray to build a city too.  Making use of masses of recycled cardboard boxes, kids (and their caregiver) will be able to […]

Kids to build their own city at an upcoming workshop

Kids to build their own city at an upcoming workshop

Monday, 20 October 2014 3:26 p.m. by GapFiller

Why is it that only adults get to take part in the rebuild of the city? Gap Filler is offering a workshop that gives kids the opportunity to work with Wellington artist, Simon Gray to build a city too.  Making use of masses of recycled cardboard boxes, kids (and their caregiver) will be able to create a shelter, which will then form part of a city for people to walk through.

New Gap Map!

New Gap Map!

Monday, 20 October 2014 2:53 p.m. by GapFiller

We have a new pocket map! Download it here. Copies will be available from The Commons by the end of the week. Thanks to Jen McBride of Jn-Creative and Gap Filler’s Sally Airey for all their hard work.

Forum notes - Keeping the "Community in Mind"

Forum notes - Keeping the "Community in Mind"

Monday, 20 October 2014 2:40 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

One Voice Te Reo Kotahi Sector Forum: Keeping the Community in Mind 7.30pm, 15 October 2014 Christchurch Polytechnic CPIT Whare Wanaka Mihi & Karakia  The meeting opened with a welcome from Rex and a karakia given by Emma.  Introduction:  Katherine gave the background to OVTRK and the sector in Canterbury before outlining the evening’s programme. Speaker:  Barnaby Bennett.  Barnaby

Update from the in-between

Update from the in-between

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 8:30 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Kia ora tatou, 

What earthquake support services are available?

What earthquake support services are available?

Monday, 13 October 2014 4:43 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Four years on there is still a strong need for earthquake related support. However, the need constantly changes as the recovery and rebuild takes shape. Currently we are seeing a need for insurance and rebuild related support through the processes to getting back into your home.

Council Wrong to Put Cost-Benefit Before Property Rights

Council Wrong to Put Cost-Benefit Before Property Rights

Monday, 13 October 2014 11:19 a.m. by QuakeOutcasts Popular

Christchurch City Council water and waste manager Mark Christison said in an interview by Radio New Zealand that it's "costly" to maintain essential services in the red zone. He also spoke of "extra cost per property" as being very significant.

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD

Sunday, 12 October 2014 11:40 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Do we still own our building???? Now 796 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – Designation to be in place until 2022. ( ie They can take the building any time between now and 2022) High Street Building amendment …

The Retro Sports Facility

The Retro Sports Facility

Friday, 10 October 2014 6:32 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

The Retro Sports Facility activates the green space at The Commons (cnr Kilmore and Durham Streets). It features sporting equipment that’s available to the public to use daily and regular retro themed sporting events, as suggested by you, facilitated by Gap Filler and others like: dodge ball, sack races, croquet and more. The project will […]

THEMES: – Understanding the Different Anxieties

THEMES: – Understanding the Different Anxieties

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 9:00 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Wednesday October 22nd. 

A Jolt To The Heart - Book Release

A Jolt To The Heart - Book Release

Monday, 6 October 2014 3:37 p.m. by FelicityPrice Featured Popular

A Jolt to the Heart

The great hops experiment

The great hops experiment

Monday, 6 October 2014 12:04 p.m. by GapFiller

Thanks to some new plantings and two working bees, hops will grow up the back section of Arcades and will be harvested next year by local brewers for turning into beer. It’s a bit of an experiment. Hops are usually grown further north in NZ. We are confident they will grow here, we’re just not […]

Hops are in!

Hops are in!

Monday, 6 October 2014 12:04 p.m. by GapFiller

Volunteers recently planted hops under the Arcades, they look amazing! 

Details of the Next Forum 15 October

Details of the Next Forum 15 October

Friday, 3 October 2014 3:25 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

 

New ‘Art Of Living’ Course

New ‘Art Of Living’ Course

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 2:01 p.m. by AnxietySupport

KEEP LEARNING

KEEP LEARNING

Monday, 29 September 2014 11:29 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Mental Health Awareness Week October 6th to 12th   When did you last learn something new? When we keep learning we tend to have better mental wellbeing, so we are putting together a whole raft of ideas to help you and your family keep learning throughout your lifetime.   http://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/page/995-home

Upcoming projects: The Retro Sports Facility and Grandstandium!

Upcoming projects: The Retro Sports Facility and Grandstandium!

Thursday, 25 September 2014 2:24 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

September 25, 2014. Sport in Christchurch is about to get a whole lot more creative! It’s time to let you know what we’re up to. Scroll down to see how you can get involved. We’ve got tow new projects in the pipeline with the Retro Sports Facility and the Grandstandium. The Retro Sports Facility will […]

Free Legal Advice

Free Legal Advice

Monday, 22 September 2014 2:23 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Canterbury Law Community Law Centres are non profit organisations which work to reduce and remove barriers to the law. Community Law Canterbury services provide quality, free legal help to people in Canterbury who face barriers in accessing justice. Main Reception Line: (03) 366 6870 Legal information line: (03) 371 3819 / 0508 CANLAW http://www.canlaw.org.nz/

Next Forum on 15 October

Next Forum on 15 October

Friday, 19 September 2014 9:15 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

The next open OVTRK Forum will be on 15 October at 7.30pm CPIT Wharenui cnr Coventry St and Williams St This open Forum will provide an opportunity for those involved with NGOs to share feedback on the recently released Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) Strategy for rebuilding health and wellbeing in greater Christchurch: Community in Mind Hei Puawai Waitaha - a flourishing

Election candidate responses

Election candidate responses

Thursday, 18 September 2014 9:47 p.m. by GapFiller

People from Gap Filler, Greening the Rubble, Christchurch Transitional Architectural Trust (producers of FESTA) and Life in Vacant Spaces worked to create some questions that were sent to candidates for the upcoming national election.

Dynamic Community Learning Award for RAD!

Dynamic Community Learning Award for RAD!

Thursday, 18 September 2014 9:37 a.m. by GapFiller

RAD Bikes has won the Dynamic Community Learning Award from Adult Continuing Education.