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Next Forum on 15 October

Next Forum on 15 October

Friday, 19 September 2014 9:15 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

The next open OVTRK Forum will be on 15 October at 7.30pm CPIT Wharenui cnr Coventry St and Williams St This open Forum will provide an opportunity for those involved with NGOs to share feedback on the recently released Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) Strategy for rebuilding health and wellbeing in greater Christchurch: Community in Mind Hei Puawai Waitaha - a flourishing

A measured approach

A measured approach

Friday, 19 September 2014 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

Election candidate responses

Election candidate responses

Thursday, 18 September 2014 9:47 p.m. by GapFiller

People from Gap Filler, Greening the Rubble, Christchurch Transitional Architectural Trust (producers of FESTA) and Life in Vacant Spaces worked to create some questions that were sent to candidates for the upcoming national election.

Dynamic Community Learning Award for RAD!

Dynamic Community Learning Award for RAD!

Thursday, 18 September 2014 9:37 a.m. by GapFiller

RAD Bikes has won the Dynamic Community Learning Award from Adult Continuing Education. 

CanCERN breakthrough

CanCERN breakthrough

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 3:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

It does not include advocacy for specific claims outcomes nor does it give policy, legal, or technical advice. Those things are covered by Canterbury Insurance Assistance Service, Residential Advisory Service and the Earthquake Support Coordinator Service.

Community & Voluntary Sector policies of parties standing  in the 2014 General Election

Community & Voluntary Sector policies of parties standing in the 2014 General Election

Monday, 15 September 2014 11:37 a.m. by AnxietySupport

The following was passed onto us by the Council of Social Services (COSS). These policies were found on the parties’ websites. COSS Christchurch could find no policies about the sector on the websites of ACT, Conservative, Maori, or NZFirst parties. We did not contact any party directly and it may be that the parties with...

In the Know Land Hub

In the Know Land Hub

Saturday, 13 September 2014 9:50 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Staff from EQC, CCC consents staff, Tonkin and Taylor and community representatives are offering information sessions related to earthquake recovery and residential rebuild in October.

Cycle-Powered Cinema CANCELLED

Cycle-Powered Cinema CANCELLED

Saturday, 13 September 2014 4:06 p.m. by GapFiller

Food plan for St Albans outlined

Food plan for St Albans outlined

Saturday, 13 September 2014 2:39 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

St Albans has a unique opportunity to implement a food resilience programme following the quakes but this is being undermined by a lack of willing volunteers, lack of funding and a poor relationship between CCC and the St Albans Residents’ Association (SARA).

Council to consult residents

Council to consult residents

Friday, 12 September 2014 6:29 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Council is running a series of afternoon drop-in sessions for St Albans residents for two weeks, starting next Tuesday 16 September, to consult on the Long Term Plan the District Plan Review and information about flooding and building consents. 

Wastewater repairs to Springfield Rd

Wastewater repairs to Springfield Rd

Friday, 12 September 2014 6:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Major wastewater network repairs start on September 22 and continue for two months on Springfield Road and adjoining Radnor, Kinloch and Albany Streets. The work is likely to involve some temporary street closures.

Tennis club offers juniors coaching

Tennis club offers juniors coaching

Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:25 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Will the 2030 New Zealand tennis champion come from St Albans? Who knows with weekly coaching offered to young players at the St Albans Tennis Club in Dover St and lots of practice that could happen. St Albans Tennis Club …

Grassing The Commons

Grassing The Commons

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 1:02 p.m. by GapFiller

Thanks to a gang of volunteers we rolled out the green carpet at The Commons last weekend. We’re now a step closer to our vision (to be a welcoming, ever-evolving community space. A space that connects people to their inner-city and to each other). Read more about what we’re trying to achieve here: www.thecommons.org.nz/about/ The grassing […]

Mt Pleasant News 9 September 2014

Mt Pleasant News 9 September 2014

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 10:21 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Mapping the Damage - July 2014 update The awesome Tony Aldridge surveyed our community once again in July this year to ascertain the rate of repairs and rebuilds . Please click here […]

Opportunity to run your own Pizzeria!

Opportunity to run your own Pizzeria!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 5:31 p.m. by GapFiller

Many people dream of having their own restaurant. Now’s your chance to test out your pizza-making skills in a supported environment at The Commons. 

Mt Pleasant News 26 August 2014

Mt Pleasant News 26 August 2014

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 4:23 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Tips for a Successful Rebuild Tips for a successful rebuild is the title of a talk which will be given by Barb Taylor, a local resident who recently rebuilt her home following the earthquakes.

Laying of the grass!

Laying of the grass!

Monday, 8 September 2014 7:20 p.m. by GapFiller

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, who were so awesome laying grass at The Commons last Saturday (September 6), we only had one shift at 12.30pm as we were finished by the next shift at 2.30pm!! 

The 2014 Wellbeing Game is coming soon !

The 2014 Wellbeing Game is coming soon !

Monday, 8 September 2014 3:03 p.m. by AnxietySupport

It’s time to start getting your team together for the Wellbeing Game 2014! Registrations for the game open on September 22. You can have as many team members as you like, so rustle up all the friends, family members and colleagues you can manage – after all, it’s for their own good! Play the Wellbeing...

THEMES: – Anxiety and Body Language

THEMES: – Anxiety and Body Language

Monday, 8 September 2014 12:02 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday 8th October:

THEMES: – Anxiety and Medications

THEMES: – Anxiety and Medications

Monday, 8 September 2014 11:56 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday September 24th, Dr. Caroline Bell, CDHB Anxiety Disorders Service Many people are conflicted about taking medication prescribed for their anxiety. Some resist this form of help; but others regard it as a lifeline. Many people on medication stop taking it too soon or too suddenly, either because they were never really comfortable with it...

St Albans to talk about facilities

St Albans to talk about facilities

Sunday, 7 September 2014 9:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Being held at the Richmond Edgeware Bowling Club on Forfar Street, the “community conversation” entitled a “Long Term Vision for Community Facilities in St Albans”. Things get underway from 6.30pm and will run until 8.30pm, facilitated by Mr Chris Mene.

St Albans misses out on Council rebuild

St Albans misses out on Council rebuild

Friday, 5 September 2014 3:08 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Council has released a list of priority community repairs and rebuilds and the St Albans Community Centre, which was demolished in 2011 is not on the rebuild list. In the Shirley Papanui wards, the Shirley Community Centre will be replaced and the Papanui library repaired further. There is nothing listed for the St Albans […]

St Albans News deadline Sept 15

St Albans News deadline Sept 15

Friday, 5 September 2014 1:43 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

If you have any articles to contribute to the October issue of St Albans News please send them to news@stalbans.gen.nz by September 15.

Let’s Roll! Join in creating the green space at The Commons

Let’s Roll! Join in creating the green space at The Commons

Thursday, 28 August 2014 6:57 p.m. by GapFiller

Fanfare please! We’re finally at the stage of being able to lay grass at The Commons. To be true to the vision (to be a welcoming, ever-evolving community space. A space that connects people to their inner-city and to each other), we’d like to extend an open invitation to you to be a part of […]

September Awesome Evening

September Awesome Evening

Thursday, 28 August 2014 3:34 p.m. by MinistryofAwesome

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 […]

McCormacks Bay Reserve & Ihutai Trust

McCormacks Bay Reserve & Ihutai Trust

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 1:32 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

McCormacks Bay Reserve On Sunday, 31 August the Trust which looks after the Avon Heathcote estuary, the Ihutai Trust, is holding a public planting at McCormacks Bay reserve to help repair the […]

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…

August edition of St Albans News

August edition of St Albans News

Thursday, 14 August 2014 3:31 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

What is this about no community centre for St Albans? Is this a bad dream? Does it have to be that way? Read what has been going on in St Albans (or about St Albans) in the August edition and have your say. It also raises further questions: What makes a community centre and how […]

Who should pay for community centres?

Who should pay for community centres?

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 4:09 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council funding is not in good shape for the rebuild, or so we have been told, with a $900 million shortfall. 

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

What makes a community centre?

What makes a community centre?

Monday, 11 August 2014 8:23 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Is a building with rooms for hire to community groups a ‘community centre’? 

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.  

Mt Pleasant News 29 July 2014

Mt Pleasant News 29 July 2014

Monday, 4 August 2014 2:15 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Community centre landscape meeting – this Sat morn. 

Permanent community facility for St Albans

Permanent community facility for St Albans

Monday, 4 August 2014 12:50 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Rumours have been floating around St Albans for some weeks that the Christchurch City Council is planning to sell off land at 1049 Colombo Street and Caledonian Road and build a community facility instead at 43a Edgeware Road (also owned by the Council). 

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.

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

Building in the digital age

Building in the digital age

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

Mt Pleasant News –  15 July 2014

Mt Pleasant News – 15 July 2014

Friday, 18 July 2014 4:56 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Community input wanted – landscaping of the new community centre While we are still working through the detailed plans for the new centre we have now moved into the phase […]

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

Outside Centennial Pool, river side

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 […]

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, […]

Canterbury earthquake memorial

Canterbury earthquake memorial

Monday, 14 July 2014 12:00 p.m. by ArchitectureNow

Online registration is now open for those wanting to submit ideas for the formal memorial to the February 2011 Canterbury Earthquake – the first step in a three-stage process for choosing the memorial design.

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.

The Glenmark – tragedy and a fortune in colonial gold

The Glenmark – tragedy and a fortune in colonial gold

Sunday, 13 July 2014 8:47 p.m. by LostChristchurch

“The tale of a shipwreck has for most readers a fascination unequalled by any other of the many forms of tragedy which from time to time sweep some unlucky band or section of humanity into eternity, and during last century [19th Century] shipping disasters were all too frequent around our rugged and then little-known coast. But these bygone tragedies on our shores have been chronicled, so that small room for speculation remains when the cold light of Marine Court inquiries have been shed o ...

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...

Notes from the most recent forum

Notes from the most recent forum

Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:33 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

One Voice Te Reo Kotahi Sector Forum: “How NGOs, and the communities we work within can become meaningfully involved in the rebuild (with special reference to the central city and the residential red zone).” We place great value on participatory processes and our hope to leave an enduring legacy for us and our children after us.  7.30pm, 3 July 2014 Netball Centre, Christchurch Mihi &

Community invited to provide feedback on proposals for the recovery of the east

Community invited to provide feedback on proposals for the recovery of the east

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 9:42 a.m. by EasternVision Popular

New high schools, a city-to-sea river park, eco-sanctuary, flatwater sports lake, heritage garden park, wave garden, and aquatic centres are among more than 25 proposals from the public for the eastern suburbs that feedback is now being sought on. 

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 ...