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From community space to (de)construction site

From community space to (de)construction site

Saturday, 12 April 2014 8:46 p.m. by GapFiller

The week has passed quickly amidst the virtually non-stop drizzle. It’s just so very autumnal here on site at present. Last April, we still had events on most evenings and the days were mostly fine, cold nights though. It’s kind of fitting that the weather is like it is as we take apart this most wonderful of projects. We’ve had a small crew of volunteers on site each day, ranging from 3 – 7 people mostly. It’s a good amount.

Dig Discoveries

Dig Discoveries

Friday, 11 April 2014 10:33 p.m. by GapFiller

Pallet Pavilion artefacts  

Question about our future presence

Question about our future presence

Friday, 11 April 2014 4:25 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Earlier this week on Facebook I asked this question on Facebook;

Rosalee’s Contrary Cornucopia – Inconvenience Store Week 5 (1-6 April)

Rosalee’s Contrary Cornucopia – Inconvenience Store Week 5 (1-6 April)

Friday, 11 April 2014 4:15 p.m. by GapFiller

Rosalee offered a mixture of locally sourced/grown products, products from other areas of NZ, and others commonly found in supermarkets, that have been imported from far across the globe. 

Gap Filler Archaeological Dig underway!

Gap Filler Archaeological Dig underway!

Thursday, 10 April 2014 10:26 p.m. by GapFiller

We decided that it would be wise to spend some time exploring what has been claimed by the pallet floor in the Pallet Pavilion’s 17-month life. 

Archaeological Dig on the Pavilion site

Archaeological Dig on the Pavilion site

Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:32 a.m. by GapFiller

We decided that it would be wise to spend some time exploring what has been claimed by the pallet floor in the Pallet Pavilion’s 17-month life. Many visitors to the site had laughed and commented about what could have slipped through the cracks. What would we find underneath it all? With the help of archeologist Cora, […]

Two days into the Pavilion Deconstruction…

Two days into the Pavilion Deconstruction…

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 5:16 p.m. by GapFiller

Well, we’ve started. There’s no going back now. 

Quake Rebuild Insurance Woes Relentless

Quake Rebuild Insurance Woes Relentless

Monday, 7 April 2014 4:24 p.m. by InsuranceWatch Popular

Quake Rebuild Insurance Woes Relentless

Historical Benchmarks for South Brighton and South Shore

Historical Benchmarks for South Brighton and South Shore

Monday, 7 April 2014 12:48 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Here find historical benchmarks for South Shore and South Brighton. 

Pallet Pavilion deconstruction items

Pallet Pavilion deconstruction items

Friday, 4 April 2014 1:23 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Do you have a community project (or your own worthy cause that is making a difference to the greater community), which could use some of the items pictured below? 

Pallet Pavilion Merchandise available!

Pallet Pavilion Merchandise available!

Friday, 4 April 2014 12:32 p.m. by GapFiller

Beautiful jewellery from Anita Paris available, and limited Pallet Pavilion t shirts too …

notes from the forum + useful resources

notes from the forum + useful resources

Friday, 4 April 2014 12:03 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou me nga ahuatanga o te wa. (Lots of greetings to everyone and all that is happening) 

Pavilion sitters – last chances

Pavilion sitters – last chances

Thursday, 3 April 2014 12:04 p.m. by GapFiller

Can’t help the Pallet Pavilion deconstruction during the day? 

Community Energy Action’s Curtain Bank going mobile

Community Energy Action’s Curtain Bank going mobile

Thursday, 3 April 2014 11:46 a.m. by Jaimita_de_Jongh

The Curtain Bank is one of Community Energy Action Charitable Trust’s projects.

Child Helpline

Child Helpline

Thursday, 3 April 2014 9:09 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Free, professional counselling via free phone or email. Free Phone: 0800 366 694; email help@childhelpline.org.nz http://www.childhelpline.org.nz/Kids_8-12.html

Smile Dial

Smile Dial

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 12:15 a.m. by ChristchurchVoices

Gap Filler’s Inconvenience Store Week 4 (25-30 March)

Gap Filler’s Inconvenience Store Week 4 (25-30 March)

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 3:07 p.m. by GapFiller

This version of the Inconvenience Store traces the provenance of a range of products with Homewares to Cosmetics departments amongst others. Ryan shows us what goes into a range of convenient items. 

Victoria Street Building Momentum

Victoria Street Building Momentum

Monday, 31 March 2014 2:10 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Victoria Street is one part of the city really coming along in the early stages of the rebuild.In recent times each time I’ve driven down the street it has been different. There recently have been a number of new builds open which is fabulous for the city. 

Last Night of the Pavilion

Last Night of the Pavilion

Friday, 28 March 2014 1:16 p.m. by GapFiller

April 5, 8pm Going out with a BANG, CRASH, WHIRR, ZZZZZZzzzz As part of Last Night of the Pavilion, the specially-created, one-off Deconstruction Orchestra will perform a number of percussive pieces fem 8pm. The main event is a new composition called constructDEconstruct that will be played with tools and machinery. Composed by the CSO’s Michael Bell […]

ANXIOUS TIMES Newsletter Is Out!

ANXIOUS TIMES Newsletter Is Out!

Friday, 28 March 2014 11:53 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Our ‘Awesome’ Autumn ANXIOUS TIMES Newsletter is here! This expanded edition features articles on Meditation for Anxiety, The Sincere Apology, Happiness, Earthquake Stress, Coping with Stigma, Boost Your Mind, Anxiety and The Pain Syndrome and much more!

THEMES: – Negative and Intrusive Thoughts

THEMES: – Negative and Intrusive Thoughts

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 4:29 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday April 9th: – Helen Colhoun, Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Unit, CDHB. 

THEMES: Let’s talk….with the Team from Anxiety Support

THEMES: Let’s talk….with the Team from Anxiety Support

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 4:23 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday April 23rd – (Facilitated by the Anxiety Support Team.) 

Guidance for risk-based building consenting

Guidance for risk-based building consenting

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 2:20 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

This document outlines the Risk Based Building Consents.

Pallet Pavilion’s “Greatest Hits” week

Pallet Pavilion’s “Greatest Hits” week

Monday, 24 March 2014 5:45 p.m. by GapFiller

To have  a look at what’s happening at the Pallet Pavilion during it’s Final Week please click  to download our Greatest Hits calendar .

Hidden Talent Show returns!!

Hidden Talent Show returns!!

Friday, 21 March 2014 1:48 p.m. by GapFiller

Got a special talent to share with the world? 

Masha’s Impossible Products – Inconvenience Store Week 1 (4-9 March)

Masha’s Impossible Products – Inconvenience Store Week 1 (4-9 March)

Friday, 21 March 2014 12:08 p.m. by GapFiller

It all started extremely inconveniently. 

A request to Council.

A request to Council.

Monday, 17 March 2014 8:25 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Thank you for the Hazard Forum on the weekend.

Cycle Powered Cinema touring the North Island!

Cycle Powered Cinema touring the North Island!

Monday, 17 March 2014 5:33 p.m. by GapFiller

We’ve received a number of requests from around the place from groups asking to borrow or hire our Cycle-powered Cinema. 

A double eSTRESSo:- your daily coffee is a powerful drug and can even spark panic attacks

A double eSTRESSo:- your daily coffee is a powerful drug and can even spark panic attacks

Monday, 17 March 2014 10:52 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Research shows we massively underestimate caffeine's effects on our bodies and brains 

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD part 141

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD part 141

Sunday, 16 March 2014 10:23 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1118 days

The creative deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion. April 7 START

The creative deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion. April 7 START

Friday, 14 March 2014 1:46 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Starting on April 7, the Pallet Pavilion will be deconstructed. 

The creative deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion is underway

The creative deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion is underway

Friday, 14 March 2014 1:46 p.m. by GapFiller

Starting on April 7, the Pallet Pavilion will be deconstructed. We expect it to take 6 weeks in total but who knows – we’ve never done it before. It’s going to be done with volunteer power, which is the same way as it was built. If you’d like to volunteer to help, please scroll down […]

Questions and answers from CERA

Questions and answers from CERA

Friday, 14 March 2014 12:07 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Questions asked 17 February via email to CERA. 

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Four: Anchornomics

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Four: Anchornomics

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:17 p.m. by BarnabyBennett

“Is this what you meant?”

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three and a Half: The Cathedral

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three and a Half: The Cathedral

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:16 p.m. by BarnabyBennett

The battle for the Cathedral marches on. It struck me late last year how incredibly sad it will be if the current cathedral is destroyed because the idea of an empty flat site right in the heart of the city fills me with dread. So my preferences for the Cathedral are:

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three: The River Project

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three: The River Project

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:15 p.m. by BarnabyBennett

by Barnaby Bennett

Planning of New Christchurch Pt 1:The Politicisation of CERA

Planning of New Christchurch Pt 1:The Politicisation of CERA

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:05 p.m. by BarnabyBennett Popular

No government was ever going to be able to seamlessly respond to a crazy series of events like the earthquakes that hit Christchurch between September 2010 and the end of 2011. It was an insanely complex and difficult event and the tangled nature of all the little parts mean the development of new ideas and plans and the construction of these is no easy task. Yet, this shouldn’t mean a pass card for our representatives. In this article I’ll argue, and explain, why I think the removal ...

Supporting Those Affected by Floods and Storms

Supporting Those Affected by Floods and Storms

Monday, 10 March 2014 9:42 a.m. by AnxietySupport

  High quality information to assist you, or those relatives and friends that you support, through the trauma and shock of a flood or storm disaster.

Journey – A new work by Sayraphim Lothian with support from Gap Filler

Journey – A new work by Sayraphim Lothian with support from Gap Filler

Friday, 7 March 2014 1:57 p.m. by GapFiller

Recovery is a journey we go on together. 

Press Release – A letter from Her Majesty the Queen

Press Release – A letter from Her Majesty the Queen

Thursday, 6 March 2014 11:07 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Featured

Her Majesty The Queen forwards a plea for help from the residents of Christchurch to the Governor General in New Zealand.

Canterbury Street Main Topic for Earth Structures Conference

Canterbury Street Main Topic for Earth Structures Conference

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 6:37 p.m. by Lawrie

Christchurch will be the principal topic of conversation at the 2014 which will be held at Australian Technology Park in Sydney on 27 – 28 May.

Answers by EQC Feb 2013, what is the progress now and why are the delays.

Answers by EQC Feb 2013, what is the progress now and why are the delays.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 2:07 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

These questions were asked in December 2012, following answers received from Richard Braddell 1 Feb 2013.

When Its Not Ok! - Nastiness Hurts

When It's Not Ok! - Nastiness Hurts

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 11:45 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

There is something recently I have started to notice more so than ever before; Trolling! 

The Inconvenience Store

The Inconvenience Store

Monday, 3 March 2014 9:45 p.m. by GapFiller

4 March – ?? 2014 

IMPORTANT: Venue change!

IMPORTANT: Venue change!

Monday, 3 March 2014 4:00 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi














Mental illness takes many forms

Mental illness takes many forms

Monday, 3 March 2014 9:40 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Beck elven, Fairfax NZ News, 01/03/2014 OPINION: It’s the same unfortunate way with many important issues – brought into sharp focus only when the ambulance has well and truly exploded at the bottom of the cliff. Charlotte Dawson, fun, determined, bright, successful, outspoken, pretty and dead at 47. Suicide. She had depression, she’d been the...

Feb 28: RAD Bikes Youthtown Workshops

Feb 28: RAD Bikes Youthtown Workshops

Friday, 28 February 2014 2:39 p.m. by GapFiller

Over the next 8 weeks we are running a series of after school workshops for 8 students at Gap Fillers initiated RAD community Bike Workshop.  Richard and his team of volunteers at RAD will be helping students to recycyle a bike for their own use or if they have their own bike repair it and […]

RAD Bikes Youthtown Workshops

RAD Bikes Youthtown Workshops

Friday, 28 February 2014 2:39 p.m. by GapFiller

Over the next 8 weeks we are running a series of after school workshops for 8 students at Gap Fillers initiated RAD community Bike Workshop.  Richard and his team of volunteers at RAD will be helping students to recycyle a bike for their own use or if they have their own bike repair it and […]

Summer Feast

Summer Feast

Friday, 28 February 2014 2:06 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler shared a very special evening with friends on Saturday 22 February, as they reflected on the last three years of creative projects in Christchurch and, of course, focusing on the much-loved Pallet Pavilion.   Partnering with Dalman Architecture, who themselves had much to remember as they were once residents of Durham Street in […]

Feb 28: Summer Feast

Feb 28: Summer Feast

Friday, 28 February 2014 2:06 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler shared a very special evening with friends on Saturday 22 February, as they reflected on the last three years of creative projects in Christchurch and, of course, focusing on the much-loved Pallet Pavilion.   Partnering with Dalman Architecture, who themselves had much to remember as they were once residents of Durham Street in […]

Stress after Major Trauma

Stress after Major Trauma

Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:33 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday March 12th: – Ron Chambers, Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Unit, CDHB An event that threatens your safety or makes you feel helpless is stressful.  

Surface structures will not deliver solutions to TC3 Eastern Suburbs category 8 and 9

Surface structures will not deliver solutions to TC3 Eastern Suburbs category 8 and 9

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 4:43 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Here it is confirmed by Mike Stannard from MBIE that surface structures do not work in the Eastern suburbs where there is 30-40 m down to gravel. 

How Not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 139

How Not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 139

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 7:49 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1100 days 

EUR Existing Use Rights – What you need to know

EUR Existing Use Rights – What you need to know

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 3:51 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Existing use rights under section 10 do not apply to: 

Royal Commission, recommendations and MBIE

Royal Commission, recommendations and MBIE

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 3:34 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

The Royal Commission considers that there must be greater focus on geotechnical investigations to reduce the risk of unsatisfactory foundation performance.  

Three years on and are you still experiencing anxiety or depression?

Three years on and are you still experiencing anxiety or depression?

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 10:27 a.m. by AnxietySupport

It’s now been three years since our lives in Christchurch changed forever.  

CHCH EQ 3rd Anniversary Reflection: The Healing Begins

CHCH EQ 3rd Anniversary Reflection: The Healing Begins

Saturday, 22 February 2014 11:07 a.m. by DebDonnell

22 February 2011, 7:16am Three years ago, I woke and looked out the window at an overcast sky, noticing that a strange coloured light filled the horizon.