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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 ...

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

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. . . […]

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) 

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:  

DVD: Art of Recovery, a film by Peter Young

DVD: Art of Recovery, a film by Peter Young

Thursday, 3 December 2015 9:43 a.m. by GapFiller

Buy before 10 December 2015 and get 20% off! Enter this code AORGAP

Transition of CERA functions

Transition of CERA functions

Thursday, 3 December 2015 9:31 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

With the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) winding up in April 2016, work is now underway to transfer recovery responsibilities to other central and local government agencies, to ensure the long-term recovery and regeneration of greater Christchurch.    

Looking backwards, thinking forwards

Looking backwards, thinking forwards

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 3:58 p.m. by GapFiller

This is the speech that Gap Filler Co-founder, Ryan Reynolds, gave at our 5th birthday party on 26 November 2015. 

Get your updated Gap Map!

Get your updated Gap Map!

Monday, 30 November 2015 10:18 a.m. by GapFiller

Designed to help you explore the temporary creative projects in the city. 

And the winner is …

And the winner is …

Friday, 27 November 2015 10:16 p.m. by GapFiller

We’re very excited to announce that the winning design in the Commons Shelter Challenge is The Dock70! Thank you to everyone who has participated in the project so far – the designers, the ‘expert’ panel, our sponsors and you – the voters! And now for the exciting part: consent, sourcing materials and then BUILDING! If […]

Vote now! 24 hours left to vote for your Commons Shelter!

Vote now! 24 hours left to vote for your Commons Shelter!

Monday, 23 November 2015 4:55 p.m. by GapFiller

That’s right! Voting closes tomorrow, Tuesday 24 November, at midnight! Don’t delay! The finalists (in no particular order) are: Commons Unity Hub Dock70 Electric Eel Garden City Pavilion The Meeting House   The Commons Shelter criteria is: Must be relocatable. Will provide adequate space and shelter for 10-30 people in the event of rain. Must be […]

Local Publisher Releases New Edition of ‘Then and Now’ Christchurch Photo Book

Local Publisher Releases New Edition of ‘Then and Now’ Christchurch Photo Book

Friday, 20 November 2015 1:10 p.m. by KeswinPublishing Featured Popular

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Launch of Beach Accessible Wheelchairs in New Brighton

Launch of Beach Accessible Wheelchairs in New Brighton

Thursday, 19 November 2015 1:07 p.m. by SURF New Brighton Featured Popular

 

Happy birthday to us!

Happy birthday to us!

Thursday, 12 November 2015 2:41 p.m. by GapFiller

GAP FILLER IS TURNING 5!!!!

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 8:41 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Hot off the Press… Notification that the South Frame details have been announced.  (The ones that have been sitting on the ministers desk for over 6 months….. Link here:  http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/73878366/south-frame-details-and-drawings-revealed “The powers that be” have finally released the South Frame …

Eyes on the City Part II

Eyes on the City Part II

Monday, 9 November 2015 5:29 p.m. by GapFiller

Eyes on the City is Back! Everyone’s favourite portable grandstand is hitting the streets of Christchurch again. Each Wednesday at 12:30 you’ll find the Grandstandium parked up at a different central city site, replete with commentary box, commentator, scoreboard and – new this season – an on-field roving reporter. We’ll bring you all the day’s […]

Leave no-one behind’ essential in emergency response - Human Rights Commission

Leave no-one behind’ essential in emergency response - Human Rights Commission

Thursday, 5 November 2015 4:07 p.m. by HumanRightsComm Recommended Popular

The participation and empowerment of people  affected by national emergencies in decision making are two key principles the Human Rights Commission wants to see underpinning Parliament’s legislative response to future national emergencies.

Te Whakaruruhau ki Otautahi Christchurch Community House

Te Whakaruruhau ki Otautahi Christchurch Community House

Wednesday, 4 November 2015 9:04 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

UPDATE on what TE WHAKARURUHAU KI OTAUTAHI CHRISTCHURCH COMMUNITY HOUSE offers  Christchurch Community House is a resource for non-profit groups and community initiatives in Christchurch.  Situated at 301 Tuam St, it offers the following spaces: o A large meeting room that will seat up to 50 people.  It has a data projector and

NGO Networking Party - 25 November, 7:30pm

NGO Networking Party - 25 November, 7:30pm

Wednesday, 4 November 2015 8:30 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Keep this date! 7.30pm Wednesday 25 November NGO NETWORKING PARTY  BYO drinks and small plate at the WEA Centre 59 Gloucester St  This final OVTRK Forum for 2015 follows on from the October 2015 One Voice Te Reo Kotahi (OVTRK) Forum which was led by two researchers contracted by CERA Chrys Horn and Sarah Wylie. We focussed around two key questions: ·