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Meet our interns

Meet our interns

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 4:02 p.m. by GapFiller

We have a couple of wonderful interns, both of whom are studying Landscape Architecture at Copenhagen University in Denmark. 

Framed! Historic golf hole for High Street

Framed! Historic golf hole for High Street

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 12:45 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler’s Gap Golf project is growing! This new hole has been added to the course on the corner of High and Tuam Streets. The hole’s design has taken influence from two High Street Stories. These stories were collected by the Historic Places Trust (now called Heritage New Zealand) in 2012/13 in order to record […]

Call for Designs – Info Boards @ The Commons

Call for Designs – Info Boards @ The Commons

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 1:13 p.m. by GapFiller

  The Commons is in need of some awesome information boards. We’d like to share information about the project, what’s on site and more as well as history of the area. The boards will also have a community notice board function. So we’re calling for designs. The deadline is September 7 to submit your design. […]

WELLNESS RECOVERY ACTION PLAN (WRAP)

WELLNESS RECOVERY ACTION PLAN (WRAP)

Friday, 22 August 2014 2:29 p.m. by AnxietySupport

A new programme starts on Monday September 15th 6:00pm – 9:00pm, for four consecutive weeks. This programme has a strong reputation for assisting people to plan for their on-going well-being following experiencing any form of mental health issue. Places are limited please contact Carl on 366 5815 to discuss your interest.

New MHAPS activities update!

New MHAPS activities update!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 5:00 p.m. by AnxietySupport

              Click here for more info…

CCC Building Consents….

CCC Building Consents….

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 3:34 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What an unhelpful meeting with Building consents that was.  

THEMES:  – When Panic Attacks!!!!!!!

THEMES: – When Panic Attacks!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 12:21 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday August 27th 2014: Angie Spencer, CDHB Anxiety Disorders Service

Want to dream up a creative, kid’s workshop with Gap Filler support?

Want to dream up a creative, kid’s workshop with Gap Filler support?

Monday, 11 August 2014 3:22 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler is creating an opportunity for an artist to design and host a family-friendly workshop for young people aged between 10-14 years.  

Christchurch - what we see and what we feel

Christchurch - what we see and what we feel

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 11:45 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Last week I asked a question on Facebook: What one word comes to mind right now when you think about Christchurch?

Christchurch Building Consents.. sigh..

Christchurch Building Consents.. sigh..

Thursday, 31 July 2014 6:15 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

So…. whats new in High Street.   

I like your form

I like your form

Thursday, 31 July 2014 6:03 a.m. by GapFiller

Lonnie Hutchinson’s temporary artwork I Like Your Form was unveiled at The Commons on 29 July 2014, with a wonderful early morning opening. Ngai Tahu elders offered a karanga and karakia to launch the project and we were spoilt with delicious kai made by Jess Halliday’s Mum and Auntie at Shop Eight in New Regent […]

Surviving Anxiety

Surviving Anxiety

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 9:06 a.m. by AnxietySupport

I’ve tried therapy, drugs, and booze. Here’s how I came to terms with the nation’s most common mental illness.

Rebuild but not a recovery

Rebuild but not a recovery

Monday, 28 July 2014 7:07 p.m. by SamFisher

I'm impressed with the rebuild work underway.  I don't like some of it, and I am confused as to why we are rebuilding a city centre that was failing before September 2010.  In fact arguably the city centre moved to Riccarton in the 1980s as retail rental costs in Riccarton were three times that of Colombo Street in the late 90s.

New Zealanders’ film trophies arrive

New Zealanders’ film trophies arrive

Monday, 28 July 2014 6:36 p.m. by SamFisher

July 2014

The MAD POETS SOCIETY

The MAD POETS SOCIETY

Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:01 p.m. by AnxietySupport

An evening of Poetry and Beats celebrating voices of Mental Health Thursday 24th July 7pm Ray K’s Cafe 102 Sawyers Arms Rd Poetry & Open Mic A chance to listen & share our experiences through poetry Awareness Canterbury Action on Mental Health and Addictions

THEMES:  – Why Are We Anxious?

THEMES: – Why Are We Anxious?

Thursday, 17 July 2014 2:53 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday July 30th, a Clinical Psychologist from the Anxiety Disorders Service, CDHB Most people do not recognise their anxiety for what it is, and can instead think there is something ‘wrong’ with them. Some people are preoccupied with the symptoms of their anxiety (e.g. stomach aches, increased heart rate, shortness of breath, etc.). Others think...

Submission to the Draft Central City Plan, Vol 2

Submission to the Draft Central City Plan, Vol 2

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 3:58 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Submission to the Draft Central City Plan

Submission to the Draft Central City Plan

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 3:58 p.m. by GapFiller

Our . Explains a fair bit about what we’ve been working on, and how we’ve been trying to petition council to adapt a number of regulations to make temporary activities easier!

Gap Filler trust deed

Gap Filler trust deed

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 3:53 p.m. by GapFiller

 – if you’re starting a new charitable trust, feel free to use ours as a template; we cobbled it together from lots of different trust deeds, which are available if you search the register on the page.

Submission to the CCC Three Year Plan (2013)

Submission to the CCC Three Year Plan (2013)

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 3:42 p.m. by GapFiller

The latest designs for The Commons

The latest designs for The Commons

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:05 p.m. by GapFiller

      We’d like to share some of our plans for The Commons (Cnr Kilmore and Durham) with you. The Pallet Pavilion’s departure has allowed us to think about how the whole site, called The Commons, evolves and changes while we still have the ability to make use of the land. We’ve been doing […]

Instant Public Space w/ Alejandro Haiek-Coll

Instant Public Space w/ Alejandro Haiek-Coll

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 5:31 p.m. by GapFiller

Who? Alejandro Haiek-Coll (Elam School of Fine Arts Artist in Residence in association with The Physics Room) in collaboration with Gap Filler Where? Outside Centennial Pool, river side What? Flat-deck trailer, seats, binoculars, umbrellas, plants, traffic cones, signage, fencing, bbq When? Monday, 15 July, 1 – 2pm ONLY Why? Visiting Venezuelan architect, Alejandro Haiek-Coll has spent a lot of […]

Instant Public Space w/ Alejandro Haiek-Coll –

Instant Public Space w/ Alejandro Haiek-Coll –

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 5:31 p.m. by GapFiller

Outside Centennial Pool, river side

Sprouting from the Pallet Pavilion … grassroot businesses

Sprouting from the Pallet Pavilion … grassroot businesses

Monday, 14 July 2014 4:12 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler’s Pallet Pavilion gave a lot of grassroot businesses an opportunity that they might not have got otherwise.   Megan run Café Woohoo, before this she hadn’t even made a coffee! Alex and Martine started the Local Food Project and now run a restaurant at Shop Eight and Te Waka o Maui Watene Māori, […]

WECAN response to water-proofing housing

WECAN response to water-proofing housing

Monday, 14 July 2014 10:19 a.m. by WeCAN

A  'Managed Retreat' would give victims of the earthquakes resolve and ensure for their future, as these victims (many elderly) have now endured 3.5 years of  post-quake duress and stress as a direct result of EQC & Insurances' inefficient policies and procedures which have not ensured safety and good health.

Building Consent troubles in Christchurch….. still…..

Building Consent troubles in Christchurch….. still…..

Sunday, 13 July 2014 12:25 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

So what is new in the life of the beleaguered High Street building owners? 

All About Social Anxiety – Hosted by the Social Anxiety Support Group

All About Social Anxiety – Hosted by the Social Anxiety Support Group

Friday, 11 July 2014 11:38 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

  All about Social Anxiety A talk by a clinician from the Anxiety Disorders Service hosted by the Social Anxiety support group, Thursday July 24th. Unless you are currently a member of the Social Anxiety Support group attendance is by registration only, venue and time to be advised . Social Anxiety is the individual anxiety...

CERA misues section 38′s… Again…. or is that Still….

CERA misues section 38′s… Again…. or is that Still….

Friday, 11 July 2014 8:25 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

I notice that Labour stated:  Link here: 

Social outcome and outputs 2012-13

Social outcome and outputs 2012-13

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 1:28 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

We went through the rather interesting exercise of tracking what we got up to in the 2012-13 year (April 1 - March 31). It’s not entirely accurate; we only started mid-way through the year so we’re sure to have forgotten a few things. This year, we’re tracking things from the get-go. We’ve represented our Outputs and our Outcomes for the year in a neat one-pager. It gives a good sense of the breadth of Gap Filler’s activities during the year. We&rsquo ...

Forum presentation

Forum presentation

Monday, 7 July 2014 3:38 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Some of you have requested a copy of the presentation.

How to activate a vacant site

How to activate a vacant site

Thursday, 3 July 2014 1:22 p.m. by GapFiller

Filling important gaps

Filling important gaps

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 4:26 p.m. by GapFiller

RecoveryWorks support group

RecoveryWorks support group

Monday, 30 June 2014 10:50 a.m. by AnxietySupport

The support group for Tuesday July 1st cancelled due to there being no Facilitator available for the night.

THEMES:  – Ruminating and Catastrophic Thinking

THEMES: – Ruminating and Catastrophic Thinking

Friday, 27 June 2014 3:39 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday July 2nd, Ron Chambers, Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Service, CDHB Do you constantly replay or obsess over negative situations? Known as rumination, it can feel like a broken record. Your mind rehearses the play-by-play of what led to that horrific breakup or missing a deadline at work. Even when everything is going well, we...

reminder for upcoming forum

reminder for upcoming forum

Friday, 27 June 2014 10:31 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

 

Causing a stir in the local media

Causing a stir in the local media

Thursday, 26 June 2014 5:30 p.m. by GapFiller

Last week, a local PR man, David Lynch was in the Christchurch Mail with an article that criticised The Commons, one of our project sites. 

Building Consent Despair Christchurch… Still…

Building Consent Despair Christchurch… Still…

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 10:08 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

We are Still trapped between our Engineer and the Christchurch City Council Building Consents Department. (Note that this is Gerry Brownlee’s restructured Building consent department).  An unenviable situation, one is hopelessly overworked and the other hopelessly rigid and rule bound …

CCC adds elevation changes and current elevation to the floor level maps

CCC adds elevation changes and current elevation to the floor level maps

Friday, 20 June 2014 2:19 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council and CERA have by request added two new layers to the floor levels map.

CERA Flip-flops Again……

CERA Flip-flops Again……

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 8:51 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1214 days

June working bee

June working bee

Monday, 16 June 2014 1:15 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler monthly working bee – this Saturday! 

KidsFest 5 July – 19 July 2014

KidsFest 5 July – 19 July 2014

Monday, 16 June 2014 1:12 p.m. by GapFiller

Dance-O-Mat What is it?  An outdoor dance venue… with lights, speakers and a washing machine – what else do you need? Where is it?  Gloucester Street You will need: a music device such as an mp3 player, phone or laptop… and a $2 coin for every 1/2 hour you want to dance… optional…your dancing shoes and […]

Notification of Incorrect, misleading and potentially dangerous document used for the recovery.

Notification of Incorrect, misleading and potentially dangerous document used for the recovery.

Sunday, 15 June 2014 11:02 a.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

This is our letter to Pete Sparrow, CCC General Manager Building Control and Rebuild and Mike Stannard, Chief Engineer, MBIE. We request that this document is revoked and the PMO’s and the public notified. 

New Brighton Project Newsletter June 2014

New Brighton Project Newsletter June 2014

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 12:36 p.m. by newbrightonproject

 

Here is the link to this months copy of The Wave On line

Happy reading! make sure you email your feedback and questions to us.


Christchurch – The value of a city

Christchurch – The value of a city

Friday, 6 June 2014 12:37 p.m. by GapFiller

Here’s a wonderful clip featuring our very own Richard Sewell! Shot by Christchurch based film-maker Julian Vares, “The Christchurch earthquake and the subsequent loss of the central city forced locals to reflect on what it was they’d really lost – and what opportunities it presented for change.”        

CERA will not revise offer until court case on red zone finalised

CERA will not revise offer until court case on red zone finalised

Thursday, 5 June 2014 11:20 a.m. by QuakeOutcasts Popular

Christchurch, 4 June 2014 - Today CERA CEO Roger Sutton announced that his organisation will not consider a revised offer until the Supreme Court case examining the legality of the "red zone" is finalised.

Where did the Pallet Pavilion go?

Where did the Pallet Pavilion go?

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 2:07 p.m. by GapFiller

Although the last of the Pallet Pavilion is being removed from The Commons, it still lives on in the many pieces that have been distributed around the city to projects, organisations and individuals that are making a difference…

Appreciation

Appreciation

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 12:45 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Greater attention is being paid these days to the dynamics that appreciation plays toward our physical, mental and emotional well being. 

Innovation Precinct update… “why are we waiting?…

Innovation Precinct update… “why are we waiting?…

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 9:47 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

The rumours about Vodafone in the innovation precinct have been bubbling away for months and all the while CERA/CCDU/MBIE has been delaying the release of the “Innovation Precinct plans” until they could “find, bribe, con, secure” – take your pick, an anchor tenant. Looks like Vodafone is to be the “anchor tenant” they have so desperately wanted. Why they needed an anchor tenant is a bit of a moot point, but it was they only way they could stick with the ...

Engaging Hands-on Learning: St Michael’s students become archaeologist for the day!

Engaging Hands-on Learning: St Michael’s students become archaeologist for the day!

Friday, 30 May 2014 1:51 p.m. by marketing_saintmichaels Popular

After months of watching with interest the activity going on at the site of their next door neighbours, the $300 million Justice and Emergency Services Precinct in Christchurch’s central city, St Michael’s students have found out first hand what’s been discovered. 

The Transitional City as an educational resource

The Transitional City as an educational resource

Friday, 30 May 2014 10:06 a.m. by GapFiller

A lot of what Gap Filler does involves education.  All of our projects have an education component.  In fact our whole philosophy and the way we work is based around learning new stuff and sharing this with others… In the last month we have had over 400 Lincoln University first year students visiting the city […]

next forum and letter from CERA

next forum and letter from CERA

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 8:00 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi






















THEMES:  – ‘Anxiety and Depression’

THEMES: – ‘Anxiety and Depression’

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 12:42 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

Monday, 26 May 2014 2:52 p.m. by PRNews

“We wanna live like Common People… “

“We wanna live like Common People… “

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 10:05 p.m. by GapFiller

We’d like to share some of our plans for The Commons (Cnr Kilmore and Durham) with you all.   

Some Quick Temporary Solutions

Some Quick Temporary Solutions

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 1:25 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Alan Reay responds to IPENZ

Alan Reay responds to IPENZ

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 4:09 p.m. by AlanReay Popular

Latest News and Upcoming Events from Avon-Otakaro Network

Latest News and Upcoming Events from Avon-Otakaro Network

Sunday, 18 May 2014 7:22 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

Law firm helping the Student Volunteer Army connect the community

Law firm helping the Student Volunteer Army connect the community

Friday, 16 May 2014 3:31 p.m. by VolunteerArmy

University of Canterbury’s UC Student Volunteer Army will team up with law firm Duncan Cotterill this weekend to help the Ilam-Riccarton community in Christchurch.