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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.

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

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

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.

Remarkable Red Zone scenes captured by NZ Police photographers

Remarkable Red Zone scenes captured by NZ Police photographers

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 1:18 p.m. by CantyMuseum Popular

Canterbury Museum in collaboration with the New Zealand Police, proudly presents

No more Pavilion. What’s happening?

No more Pavilion. What’s happening?

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 11:46 a.m. by GapFiller

Commons thinking… The volunteer component of the Pallet Pavilion deconstruction has finished and ahead of schedule, too. The pallets have almost all left the site and made their way back to CHEP in Hornby. Once there they get the once-over on a production line where broken boards are wrenched off and replaced, each pallet is […]

No more Pavilion. What’s next?

No more Pavilion. What’s next?

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 11:46 a.m. by GapFiller

May 6, 2012 – Sydenham gets a new piano!

May 6, 2012 – Sydenham gets a new piano!

Monday, 5 May 2014 7:18 p.m. by GapFiller

May 6 – Sydenham gets a new piano! Announcing the arrival of a freshly painted piano at the music room 390 Colombo street. The last piano got rather wet and had to be recycled at Creative Junk, sadly. Now this piano has a new and improved shelter to help it withstand the rain. This piano […]

Gap Filler Working Bee – 17 May

Gap Filler Working Bee – 17 May

Monday, 5 May 2014 11:33 a.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler’s next monthly working bee will be taking place on Saturday the 17th of May. There’ll be work on golf holes, the book exchange and possibly more. AND there’ll be a bbq, as well as bananas and drinks to keep us going (thanks All Good Organics!) Our working bees are an easy way to […]

Age of Anxiety………………

Age of Anxiety………………

Monday, 5 May 2014 11:02 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Anxiety disorders are the most commonly diagnosed mental illness. Now Atlantic editor Scott Stossel has fronted the disorder that he suggests, although a curse, may in some ways also be a blessing. By Catherine Woulfe  24th April, 2014 Scott Stossel, future editor of the Atlantic, spent his childhood crying on sidelines and trembling in corners....

Why are politicians deliberately obstructing recovery?

Why are politicians deliberately obstructing recovery?

Monday, 5 May 2014 10:54 a.m. by HughPavletich Popular

Why are central and local politicians deliberately obstructing an affordable / normal recovery ?

Look Up………………

Look Up………………

Monday, 5 May 2014 10:35 a.m. by AnxietySupport

  If you have an i-phone, Android, cellphone or live your life on a laptop or tablet, or have friends or family that do, then this is a must watch: - http://blog.petflow.com/this-is-a-video-everyone-needs-to-see-for-the-first-time-in-my-life-im-speechless/

Julia & Andrew’s Present Tense – Week 5 Inconvenience Store (8-14 April)

Julia & Andrew’s Present Tense – Week 5 Inconvenience Store (8-14 April)

Thursday, 1 May 2014 11:01 a.m. by GapFiller

During Julia and Andrew’s week at the Inconvenience Store, 175 visitors voted on the 10 painted portraits of Christchurch in the Present Tense. People were invited to choose the top 5 images they felt best represented the city right now. The results were: 1. The Container Stack 2. 165 Red Zone Home 3. The Blue […]

Apr 8-14, 2014: Julia & Andrew’s Present Tense – Inconvenience Store Week 5.

Apr 8-14, 2014: Julia & Andrew’s Present Tense – Inconvenience Store Week 5.

Thursday, 1 May 2014 11:01 a.m. by GapFiller

Present Tense: A painted portrait of present-day Christchurch by Julia Holden alongside a live writing performance by Andrew Paul Wood at the Inconvenience Store from 7-13 April, 2014. In Julia’s Words: Present Tense was a suite of 10 paintings of Christchurch as it is right now, highlighting the inconvenience of the city in the present day. The […]