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Report now available “Getting it together – Third Sector in Post Recovery Christchurch”

Report now available “Getting it together – Third Sector in Post Recovery Christchurch”

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:39 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

See the report here.         Hard copies may be collected from: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street Christchurch Migrants Centre, 166 St Asaph Street Canterbury Workers Educational Association WEA, 59 Gloucester Street OVTRK welcomes your feedback.........  In particular it would be great to keep in touch with whatever is being planned next in the Sector.... should we organise

A new brand! ..... "Third Sector Organisations" (TSOs) .....

A new brand! ..... "Third Sector Organisations" (TSOs) .....

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:37 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

We noted that the above Research Report refers to the "Third Sector" so we are now going to refer to "TSOs" for the all the organisations (big and small) in our Sector. It seems better than being defined by what we are not - NON-government (NGOs), NOT-for-profit (NPOs), NON-profit (NPs) etc - and "community" organisations/groups can include any group from any Sector..... We have therefore

Valuing TSOs Project update

Valuing TSOs Project update

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:35 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

This updated list of resources is intended to complement those that are often used to measure the effectiveness of mahi in our Sector. Recently the CEO of the international Third Sector body – CIVICUS - wrote about the need to  measure what you treasure not just treasure what we measure!

KEEP THIS DATE for the Workshop for the TSO Sector on the CCC Annual Plan and amended Long Term Plan

KEEP THIS DATE for the Workshop for the TSO Sector on the CCC Annual Plan and amended Long Term Plan

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:33 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

This workshop will be on Tuesday 10 May, 9.30 - 11.30am at The Atrium - Christchurch Netball Centre, Hagley Avenue. There is a separate one for Business organisations.http://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/plans-strategies-policies-and-bylaws/plans/long-term-plan-and-annual-plans/

OVTRK meets with General Manager, Oranga, for Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu.

OVTRK meets with General Manager, Oranga, for Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu.

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:32 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

On Monday 4 April Katherine and Rex, OVTRK Co Chairs, met with Hana O'Regan at Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu (TRONT). The meeting had been suggested by Purapura Whetu's representative, Karaitiana Tickell.Hana is now the General Manager, Oranga, for Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu (TRONT). The meeting explored the possible avenues for collaboration between OVTRK and TRONT. Much of the meeting focused on bring

Ensure that the story of your organisation is not lost

Ensure that the story of your organisation is not lost

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:27 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

The CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive http://www.ceismic.org.nz is working to preserve the knowledge, memories, and experiences of the Canterbury Earthquakes for future generations and other communities to learn from. At the centre of this are the voices of Third Sector groups and organisations, whether dealing directly or indirectly with issues arising from the earthquakes and

April 2016 OVTRK Summary

April 2016 OVTRK Summary

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:24 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Here is the updated summary Do remember to encourage those TSOs who agree with the OVTRK kaupapa to put themselves on the OVTRK Register - that way organisations in our Sector can be in touch with each other - and individuals and organisations in the Commercial and Government

How not to repair a Heritage Street In the Christchurch CBD

How not to repair a Heritage Street In the Christchurch CBD

Sunday, 3 April 2016 11:40 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Oh the irony. How delicious…. On one hand we have the very public spectacle of a building owner in New Regent Street facing public condemnation from the other building owners about her reticence to repair her units in the New …

And another gap to fill!

And another gap to fill!

Thursday, 24 March 2016 4:11 p.m. by GapFiller

Some changes to how we do things has meant an other new role at Gap Filler is up for grabs! We are now also searching for a Project Developer. This person will be part of the team(s) that create our awesome projects. Experience in project, event and/or people management would be an advantage and of […]

Can you help us fill a gap?

Can you help us fill a gap?

Thursday, 24 March 2016 2:00 p.m. by GapFiller

We are looking for a new Activator! Your role will be to help organise the events and activities that occur on the Gap Filler sites around the city (think discos at the Dance O Mat, poetry readings at the Book Fridge and concerts at Sound Garden).   If this sounds like you, contact rachael@gapfiller.org.nz for […]

CHCH SOUP Summer 2016

CHCH SOUP Summer 2016

Friday, 18 March 2016 12:46 p.m. by GapFiller

Another balmy evening was enjoyed at The Commons for CHCH SOUP Summer 2016, where more than $600 was raised for the pot.  We heard pitches for an inner-city composting service, a social enterprise supporting quality photography services for non-profits, an adventurous battle sport and a project documenting the merging schools in Aranui giving them a […]

Why Climate Change Matters for Christchurch

Why Climate Change Matters for Christchurch

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 9:28 p.m. by MakingChristchurch

Urban Development Strategy (UDS) - refresh process

Urban Development Strategy (UDS) - refresh process

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 3:12 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

OVTRK encompasses Greater Christchurch as many place-based, identity-based and interest-based NGOs are interested in keeping links with across the wider city. We also want to make this range of NGOs visible to Greater Christchurch government and commercial Sector. So we made links with the Greater Christchurch UDS Implementation Committee (UDSIC). We have been informed that the visioning

Keeping the OVTRK connections with Government after CERA

Keeping the OVTRK connections with Government after CERA

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 3:09 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

As you know OVTRK has had bimonthly meetings with CERA Strategy and Policy Staff. As CERA is phasing out OVTRK has been invited to continue regular meeting with staff of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC). At our next meeting we will discuss the Roadmap of recovery and regeneration functions and generally promote what was in our presentation to Healthy Christchurch Hui and

Getting it Together - The Third Sector in Post-Recovery Christchurch

Getting it Together - The Third Sector in Post-Recovery Christchurch

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 3:06 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

This Report is due is the next few weeks In order to get an update on the NGO research presented at the NGO NETWORKING PARTY on 25 November 2015 we approached Claire Phillips at the Christchurch City Council. We were referred to Claire following our most recent meeting with CERA as CERA has now passed the responsibility to finalise the Report to CCC. Here is a summary of Claire's response of 9

Healthy Christchurch Hui - OVTRK presention

Healthy Christchurch Hui - OVTRK presention

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 3:04 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Our presentation to the Healthy Christchurch Hui on 27 January 2016 This OVTRK to HChCh presentation received warm feedback. There were several people who, while understanding the use of  "Community Initiatives" description of our work, asked whether that was a clear enough description to highlight the collaborative nature of the relationship we wish to establish between our Third Sector and

Valuing NGOs Project

Valuing NGOs Project

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 12:31 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

This link - One Voice Te Reo Kotahi (OVTRK) - is to the December 2015 OVTRK update on our current work.  Because we want to ensure that NGOs are valued we have started to pull together some resources.  The purpose of the project is to help people value NGOs - and in particular their activities that rely on generosity – that are beyond a market approach and not driven by government or

Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team Update March 2016

Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team Update March 2016

Monday, 7 March 2016 10:25 a.m. by SCIRT Featured Popular

Empowered Christchurch Calls For Continued Lobbying

Empowered Christchurch Calls For Continued Lobbying

Monday, 29 February 2016 12:11 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Featured Popular

Following the success of the protest rally to mark the fifth anniversary of the 22 February 2011 earthquake, we have encouraged claimants to use the Empowered Christchurch website to push and lobby for the demands made at the rally. Numbers and input on the site are steadily rising.

Leave it to the market to find a solution?

Leave it to the market to find a solution?

Sunday, 28 February 2016 5:26 p.m. by MakingChristchurch

Voluntary land reallocation and adjustment?

Voluntary land reallocation and adjustment?

Sunday, 28 February 2016 5:20 p.m. by MakingChristchurch

Insurance Council Changes Wording After Being Caught Out

Insurance Council Changes Wording After Being Caught Out

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 10:39 a.m. by PRNews

Press Release: Cameron Preston

New earthquake resource reveals personal accountsNew earthquake resource reveals personal accounts

New earthquake resource reveals personal accountsNew earthquake resource reveals personal accounts

Monday, 22 February 2016 2:40 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: Ministry for Culture and Heritage

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD Part 173

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD Part 173

Saturday, 20 February 2016 8:22 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Well here we are, 5 years on since the February 2011 earthquake that decimated Christchurch.  On Monday there will be tears shed, politicians will say soothing words and the verbosity will flow.  (I notice this morning that we have lots …

Red Cross continues helping Cantabrians five years after earthquakes

Red Cross continues helping Cantabrians five years after earthquakes

Friday, 19 February 2016 3:17 p.m. by RedCross

As Cantabrians recover from the magnitude 5.7 earthquake on 14 February 2016 and prepare to mark the fifth anniversary of the February 22 quakes, New Zealand Red Cross is taking stock of five years of contributing to the Canterbury recovery.

CHCH Summer Soup – Pitch for the Pot!

CHCH Summer Soup – Pitch for the Pot!

Thursday, 18 February 2016 5:38 p.m. by GapFiller

Looking back to the future - River of Flowers 2016

Looking back to the future - River of Flowers 2016

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 1:18 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

It starts with a low rumble that accelerates rapidly to shake us out of business as usual, but how many are listening or want to know anymore?

Summer Play 2016:  Chchurling, freiSITE Urbagaine and Big Ball!

Summer Play 2016: Chchurling, freiSITE Urbagaine and Big Ball!

Monday, 15 February 2016 4:05 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler is inviting you to play in your city this summer! Summer Play 2016 is a series of short-term projects that encourages people to have fun and enjoy the city in different ways. “We have always wanted people to see the city as a play space, on top of the usual city functions. While […]

Backing nature in the red zone will pay financial dividends

Backing nature in the red zone will pay financial dividends

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 12:14 p.m. by greeningtheredzone Popular

By Ashley Campbell

Seeing Christchurch CBD through Tourist Eyes

Seeing Christchurch CBD through Tourist Eyes

Saturday, 6 February 2016 11:43 a.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews

After five years of covering Christchurch's earthquake devastation and the road to recovery, I ventured out to see how the city was being presented to tourists. were my hosts and the one hour tour was comprehensive and interesting. The vantage point of the open-top double-decker bus was excellent and gave me a new perspective of the city. Crumbling ruins still dominate some areas while in others, cranes and construction signal new life and growth. The giant "sand-pits" are still part of the lan ...

CHCH SOUP: Pitch for the Pot

CHCH SOUP: Pitch for the Pot

Thursday, 4 February 2016 12:37 p.m. by GapFiller

CHCH Soup is a Gap Filler and Ministry of Awesome project! Put the date in the diary and start dreaming big! Yes, Summer’s ‘pitch for the pot’ at CHCH SOUP is coming up! Got an awesome idea you’ve been aching to share (and perhaps get off the ground)? Get in touch with erica@ministryofawesome.com If you want […]

How not to repair a heritage building in Christchurch CBD part 172

How not to repair a heritage building in Christchurch CBD part 172

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 10:16 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

So What is new in High Street? Well Rangiora’s High Street is moving forward with its re-development.  Lucky them. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/north-canterbury/75734380/rangioras-high-street-developments-taking-shape There is noticeable progress on the rebuild on the Mckenzie & Willis site, behind us. I believe this is due …

Earthquake support to continue in city libraries

Earthquake support to continue in city libraries

Monday, 25 January 2016 11:28 a.m. by breakthrough Popular

Exhibition and events mark five years since 22 February 2011

Exhibition and events mark five years since 22 February 2011

Friday, 22 January 2016 3:27 p.m. by CantyMuseum Featured Popular

DOCK70: The people’s shelter is coming to The Commons!

DOCK70: The people’s shelter is coming to The Commons!

Thursday, 21 January 2016 10:16 a.m. by GapFiller

Where we are to date: Gap Filler continues to work with the designers (Maria Chen, Frederic Gapinski, Paul Anselmi and Sebastian Gapinski), The Commons Council, Landscape Architect intern Linnea Jacobson, Te Putahi Centre for Architecture and City Making and our awesome sponsors Aurecon, Placemakers Antigua Street, and Aecom in moving the design through consent. Any […]

“Connect in the City” Arts Term Finale for Waimairi School

“Connect in the City” Arts Term Finale for Waimairi School

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 5:34 p.m. by GapFiller

Waimairi School explored how the arts connect us to our community; how it influences, uplifts and enriches our lives and how it facilitates interaction, discussion and exchanges between people. The whole school visited the central city in September 2015 to look at art in context; visiting art on the street, exhibitions, and performances. Gap Filler […]

How Does Christchurch Central Look Five Years after the February 22nd Earthquake

How Does Christchurch Central Look Five Years after the February 22nd Earthquake

Saturday, 16 January 2016 4:33 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

I seldom go into the central city these days but decided to spend the morning there and walk around with tourist eyes. It was good to see some new buildings around and others under construction, as well as some old beauties that have been fully restored . However, there are still masses of condemned buildings and large areas of what can only be described as waste land. Christchurch Cathedral stands surrounded by high fences and warning signs while other historic buildings are bolstered up by shi ...

Christchurch Cathedral Five Years after the Earthquakes

Christchurch Cathedral Five Years after the Earthquakes

Saturday, 16 January 2016 3:43 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews

On February 22nd 2016, it will be five years since Christchurch central and surrounds were devastated by a 6.3 earthquake and numerous aftershocks. The Gothic-style Christchurch Cathedral was badly damaged in the shakes and has been standing in a state of disrepair ever since. say that a final decision about its future should be made in April 2016. Many hope that it will be restored to its former glory. At present, it stands fenced off with camera surveillance to stop people trespassing and ent ...

Piano Shelter Project

Piano Shelter Project

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 2:09 p.m. by GapFiller

Since 2011 Gap Filler has been providing homes for pre-loved pianos in public spaces and vacant sites around Christchurch. Pianos have come and gone and have been up-cycled after they have had their day in the sun . . . of course the better the shelter the longer the life of the piano. . . […]

The plan against the rebuild

The plan against the rebuild

Tuesday, 29 December 2015 8:16 p.m. by MakingChristchurch

Corporate urbanism and the new Christchurch.

Corporate urbanism and the new Christchurch.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 10:30 p.m. by MakingChristchurch

freiSITE

freiSITE

Monday, 21 December 2015 2:04 p.m. by GapFiller

freiSITE is a crowd-sourced collection of hidden treats and secret gems. It’s a celebration of the undervalued, sweet and free things to do in and around Christchurch city. It might be a great tree to climb in Hagley Park, a family of eels to spot in the Ōtākaro/Avon River or a fantastic fact about your favourite building. To view the contributions check the […]

Obstacle Course by Cashmere Primary School

Obstacle Course by Cashmere Primary School

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 5:22 p.m. by GapFiller

Early in 2015 Daniel Gorman, a teacher at Te Waka Unua Technology Centre, was looking for a project for a group of students from Cashmere Primary School. The students came into the city to explore some of the Gap Filler projects and other projects around the city. “It was really awesome going out and seeing […]

OVTRK SUBMISSION on Greater Christchurch REGENERATION BILL

OVTRK SUBMISSION on Greater Christchurch REGENERATION BILL

Friday, 4 December 2015 10:28 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Submission from One Voice Te Reo Kotahi (OVTRK) 

For a locally led recovery

For a locally led recovery

Thursday, 3 December 2015 11:26 p.m. by MakingChristchurch

What do we need to do to further our recovery?

What do we need to do to further our recovery?

Thursday, 3 December 2015 9:44 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Some detail has been provided of our Sector's responses to the question: