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Calder Stewart to develop major HOYTS cinema complex in Christchurch CBD

Calder Stewart to develop major HOYTS cinema complex in Christchurch CBD

Friday, 26 August 2016 4:31 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

August 26 2016 - Calder Stewart

Documents reveal EQ repairs and methodology dont meet building code

Documents reveal EQ repairs and methodology don't meet building code

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 6:03 p.m. by EQCFix

With the sixth anniversary of the September earthquake in Canterbury only days away, documents obtained by EQC Fix, under the Official Information Act, show hundreds of repairs referred to the MBIE’s Technical Engineering Panel, did not comply with the Building Code.

Quake damage repairs leaving homes in worse state

Quake damage 'repairs' leaving homes in worse state

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 8:48 p.m. by EQCFix

Documents released under the Official Information Act reveal more than half of EQC repairs over the last 200 referrals have left houses in a worse state than before the quakes.

Govt buckled over quake cash settlements, say Canterbury group

Govt buckled over quake cash settlements, say Canterbury group

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 8:52 a.m. by EQCFix

A group which supports Cantabrians through their experiences with EQC says the government has buckled to insurance companies which don't want to help homeowners.

Open City!!

Open City!!

Monday, 22 August 2016 4:15 p.m. by GapFiller

We’re working on a project, which is all about sharing sweet free things to do in our city and we need your help! Let us know what your sweet free thing to do is within the 4 Aves, where it is and when it’s available. Thank you!!! Please email your ideas to fillthegap@gapfiller.org.nz

Gap Filler Guided walks

Gap Filler Guided walks

Thursday, 18 August 2016 2:52 p.m. by GapFiller

Explore Gap Filler and other temporary projects around our city on a guided walk during the The Breeze Walking Festival 2016 around our central city.   Explore our Ever Evolving City 4 & 5 October 12-1pm Meet at The Commons (corner of Kilmore and Durham Streets) Bookings essential- walk limited to 25. Email fillthegap@gapfiller.org.nz or phone 020 400 35811 Explore […]

PARK(ing) Day 16 September 2016

PARK(ing) Day 16 September 2016

Thursday, 18 August 2016 2:37 p.m. by GapFiller

PARK(ing) Day is your chance to transform a parking space to an active public space for the day, an hour or two over lunchtime or even before or after work and be apart of an annual global event! PARK(ing) Day is an international open sourced event that falls on the thirdFriday of September every year,  where […]

EQC prepares for an exit from Christchurch

EQC prepares for an exit from Christchurch

Friday, 12 August 2016 6:08 p.m. by EQCFix

David Slack talks with Peter Woods from Anthony Harper Law Firm to discuss the on-going issues facing people 5 years after the big earthquakes as EQC prepares to finish its work in the city.

EQC no show as hundreds meet over botched repairs

EQC no show as hundreds meet over botched repairs

Friday, 12 August 2016 12:58 p.m. by EQCFix

The Earthquake Commission was a no-show at a meeting of hundreds of people complaining of botched earthquake repairs. More than 300 people packed into last night's meeting in Christchurch, organised by advocacy group EQC Fix.

7 July Sector Forum and OVTRK August Update

7 July Sector Forum and OVTRK August Update

Thursday, 11 August 2016 7:28 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

p { margin-bottom: 0.25cm; direction: ltr; line-height: 120%; text-align: left; }a:link { color: rgb(5, 99, 193); } This Forum Celebrating Matariki and the Voices of the Third Sector was convened by OVTRK to obtain feedback, from the city’s Third Sector (Not-for-Profit / Non-Government) Organisations (TSOs), on the 2015 research and consequent report by Dr Chrys Horn, Sarah Wylie, and Jane

EQC announces major downsizing despite thousands of second-time repairs

EQC announces major downsizing despite thousands of second-time repairs

Thursday, 11 August 2016 1:14 p.m. by EQCFix

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will slash hundreds of jobs next year, despite having thousands of second-time repairs on its books.

Is EQC abandoning Christchurch?

Is EQC abandoning Christchurch?

Thursday, 11 August 2016 12:55 p.m. by EQCFix

Christchurch City Councillor Ali Jones talks about what the cull of EQC staff will mean for life in the post-earthquake city.

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD, High Street Saga gets ugly…

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD, High Street Saga gets ugly…

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 6:43 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

My Gosh the saga continues, now the truth starts to come out. It is ugly. I had prepared a blog weeks ago regarding this issue, which I have just had to trash as this latest Press article is a beauty.  …

Deon Swiggs, Campaign Launch Speech

Deon Swiggs, Campaign Launch Speech

Tuesday, 9 August 2016 1:39 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

What an amazing race!

What an amazing race!

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 2:40 p.m. by GapFiller

We celebrated some of the sweet free things to do in our city with an Amazing Race style event for kids and families in the school holidays.   If you missed out and/or would like to do your own Amazing Race here is the map and clues for you to download.  User beware exhibitions may […]

Wild Thing (Kids) Disco

Wild Thing (Kids) Disco

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 1:42 p.m. by GapFiller

During KidsFest we held a disco at the Dance-O-Mat.  It was an awesome evening and a great opportunity to dress up in onesies.  Gap Filler and other folk have previously run discos at the Dance-O-Mat but none specifically for kids.   Special thanks to our volunteers who helped out on the night and to Freiya […]

Crowdfunding teams up with schools and community to plant over 2000 native trees

Crowdfunding teams up with schools and community to plant over 2000 native trees

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 11:47 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

Avon-Ōtākaro Network (AvON) has been crowdfunding over the last month partnering with Million Metres and Sustainable Coastlines’ “Love Your Water” programme to plant a wide area of stream that connects Travis Wetland with the Ōtākaro-Avon River.  This is part of the natural restoration Mahinga Kai Exemplar Project in Anzac Drive Reserve, a collaboration led by AvON and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. 

Notification to Christchurch Council - flood mapping

Notification to Christchurch Council - flood mapping

Thursday, 28 July 2016 9:16 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Empowered Christchurch Inc.

How not to Repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD- now its road works time -CCC & Fulton Hogan

How not to Repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD- now its road works time -CCC & Fulton Hogan

Thursday, 21 July 2016 4:28 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Just when a retail colleague and I were jointly preparing to open up our temporary retail pop-up shop,  to quit some stock before Christmas, the Christchurch City Council and Fulton Hogan Contractors decide to dig up our intersection on the corner of High/St Asaph and Madras Street.   Fine and dandy.

Keep health care services at PMH

Keep health care services at PMH

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 12:37 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch hotel opens its doors to humans and pets

Christchurch hotel opens its doors to humans and pets

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 12:33 p.m. by PRNews

 

Where Did All the Bikes Go?

Where Did All the Bikes Go?

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 11:39 p.m. by MakingChristchurch

New Gap Caches around the city!

New Gap Caches around the city!

Monday, 11 July 2016 7:27 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Cache is an urban treasure hunt! It will take you on a tour of some new projects, some relocated projects and some old favourites as well. How to play Bring some small pieces of treasure to swap. Print a copy of this map or download it onto your phone (or visit Gap Filler HQ […]

Gap Filler wins International Award

Gap Filler wins International Award

Friday, 8 July 2016 1:05 p.m. by GapFiller Featured Popular

New Updated Gap Map!

New Updated Gap Map!

Sunday, 3 July 2016 3:41 a.m. by GapFiller

The Gap Map is designed to help you explore the temporary creative projects in the city. The map suggests three routes; a transitional garden walk, a Gap Filler project walk and a city art walk. Copies of our pocket map are available from The Commons or you can download a PDF Gap Map July 2016. […]

How NOT to rebuild Christchurch

How NOT to rebuild Christchurch

Friday, 1 July 2016 10:19 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Jeepers, oh what fun…  

Christchurch Convention Centre to boost NZ on world stage

Christchurch Convention Centre to boost NZ on world stage

Thursday, 30 June 2016 10:51 a.m. by PRNews Popular

 

How not to repair a Heritage Precinct in the Christchurch CBD

How not to repair a Heritage Precinct in the Christchurch CBD

Friday, 24 June 2016 8:01 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

I had heard whispers that this was happening.  A very interesting article by NICK TRUEBRIDGE    23.6.16 “Christchurch development figures start new company, launch High Court proceedings” Christchurch at its worst.  A group of “well connected” City businessmen trying to protect …

Open Forum - Celebrating Matariki and the Voices of the Third Sector

Open Forum - Celebrating Matariki and the Voices of the Third Sector

Friday, 10 June 2016 4:16 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Kia ora koutou The One Voice Te Reo Kotahi (OVTRK) Organising Group would like to invite you to join us in another open Forum with the Sector Celebrating Matariki and the Voices of the Third Sector 7.30pm on Thursday 7 July  at the WEA Centre 59 Gloucester St.  Please bring a plate of kai to share If you can RSVP that's helpful so we have an idea who's coming!  An opportunity to

Blueprint for a happier city

Blueprint for a happier city

Thursday, 9 June 2016 2:23 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

Deon Swiggs on Future of Rebuild Christchurch and Standing for Council

Deon Swiggs on Future of Rebuild Christchurch and Standing for Council

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 2:37 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Five years on from the earthquakes Christchurch is emerging as a new city and with that we have a fantastic opportunity to be a destination that people from all over the world want to visit, work, invest or live. While this opportunity is great we also must look after the best asset the city has, the people already living here.

BUCHAN UNVEILS NEW CHRISTCHURCH OFFICE AT 144 KILMORE

BUCHAN UNVEILS NEW CHRISTCHURCH OFFICE AT 144 KILMORE

Monday, 30 May 2016 4:17 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Global architectural, interior and graphic design firm The Buchan Group has relocated its new Christchurch office to 144 Kilmore Street, a building it also designed.

Temporary projects, permanent impact

Temporary projects, permanent impact

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 3:15 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

kidsFEST coming in July!

kidsFEST coming in July!

Monday, 23 May 2016 4:44 p.m. by GapFiller

To celebrate KidsFEST we are hosting a couple of awesome events!   A kids disco at the Dance O Mat “Wild Thing” and a Gap Filler style “Amazing Race”. Check back here next week to get a direct link to kidsFEST and our event pages on facebook.  

Gap Cache is having a holiday until July’s KidsFEST

Gap Cache is having a holiday until July’s KidsFEST

Monday, 23 May 2016 2:17 p.m. by GapFiller

We are currently giving Gap Cache a make-over for KidsFEST.  Check back here in July for updates.     Take your kids on a treasure hunt in the inner city. A cross between the outdoor hobby of Geocaching and its retro-equivalent Letter Boxing, Gap Cache is a treasure hunt that involves visiting six inspiring gaps in […]

Rupture

Rupture

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 11:23 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

EQC called to account over when new repairs

EQC called to account over 'when new' repairs

Sunday, 15 May 2016 1:19 p.m. by EQCFix

It was confusing. Insurance claimants said they had won a crucial victory. EQC replied nothing had changed. So what was the EQC Action Group settlement about? JOHN McCRONE reports.

Dance-O-Mat hits Tauranga!

Dance-O-Mat hits Tauranga!

Friday, 13 May 2016 3:45 p.m. by GapFiller

And then there were two. The second Dance-O-Mat in the world has a home on The Strand’s green space opposite Masonic Park, which was made possible by Trustpower and Project Tauranga. It’s been in action for a week and by all accounts, people are enjoying it. Check out this video of four year old EJ Hoath’s dance moves […]

The Story of a small street

The Story of a small street

Thursday, 12 May 2016 5:44 p.m. by Swiggs Recommended Popular

The Story of a small street
John Patterson

Success of the ‘Adopt the Avon’ river clean up signals intense community interest in future of red zone waterways

Success of the ‘Adopt the Avon’ river clean up signals intense community interest in future of red zone waterways

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 8:07 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

The huge success of Saturday’s Adopt the Avon part of the Mother of All Cleans Up is an indication of the tremendous community interest in the future health of the Avon River red zone according to Evan Smith of Avon-Ōtākaro Network which coordinated the Avon River event.

CHCH Soup – Autumn

CHCH Soup – Autumn

Monday, 9 May 2016 2:42 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, Autumn’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 […]

CHCH Soup – Autumn (18 May)

CHCH Soup – Autumn (18 May)

Sunday, 8 May 2016 2:42 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, Autumn’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 […]

Adopt the Avon Brings Christchurch Together

Adopt the Avon Brings Christchurch Together

Friday, 6 May 2016 4:58 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

“Adopt the Avon” Brings Christchurch Together

EQC agreement with EQC Action Group has major implications

EQC agreement with EQC Action Group has major implications

Friday, 29 April 2016 1:08 p.m. by EQCFix

EQC's refusal to admit it was wrong - and insist Thursday's joint declaration had always been its position - expands its liability hugely by meaning all prior claimants can ask for a review, writes Massey University insurance expert Dr Michael Naylor.

EQC Action Group wins landmark settlement

EQC Action Group wins landmark settlement

Friday, 29 April 2016 2:00 a.m. by EQCFix

A , released today by the EQC and the EQC Action Group supported by its law firm Anthony Harper, records homeowners' full entitlements under the EQC Act, removing ambiguity and inconsistency around EQC repair standards.

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 Popular

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