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Coastal Hazards Assessment Report

Coastal Hazards Assessment Report

Friday, 3 July 2015 4:21 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Coastal Hazards Assessment Report Memo A Coastal Hazard Assessment Report has been released by the Council. Please see here

Gap cache is live!

Gap cache is live!

Friday, 3 July 2015 2:17 p.m. by GapFiller

Take your kids on a treasure hunt in the inner city these holidays A cross between the outdoor hobby of Geocaching and its retro-equivalent Letter Boxing, Gap Cache is a treasure hunt, which involves visiting six inspiring gaps in the inner-city where you can enjoy gardens, make music, play sport and fix bikes whilst in […]

New community-run, pop-up café looking for someone special …

New community-run, pop-up café looking for someone special …

Friday, 3 July 2015 12:10 p.m. by GapFiller

Te Ao community café located at 93 Stanmore Road, in Linwood Village are looking for a special person to work on a six month fixed term contract for 10-12 hours a week and applications close this Sunday, 5 June 2015. This is a project we have been proud to support.   

KidsFest

KidsFest

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 12:21 p.m. by GapFiller

During KidsFest Gap Filler will be running 2 events; Gap Cache and Tiny House Workshops Explore the world of Tiny Houses Like Tiny Houses themselves… these workshops have been really popular – so popular we are running three instead of the one we advertised in KidsFest  – and sorry, they are all booked out. However you […]

Mt Pleasant Road footpaths

Mt Pleasant Road footpaths

Monday, 15 June 2015 8:57 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

SCIRT comments The project which includes Mt Pleasant Road footpath repairs is currently being designed. According to these designs, approximately 80 metres of footpath from 170 Mt Pleasant Road upward […]

New heated pools planned for St Albans

New heated pools planned for St Albans

Saturday, 13 June 2015 11:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Pool and Pavilion group has lodged a resource consent to build two outdoor heated pools and associated buildings at 43a Edgeware Road, on the site of the pool demolished by the Christchurch City Council in 2006. Unlike …

Fewer street parks at Cranford/ Westminster St shops

Fewer street parks at Cranford/ Westminster St shops

Saturday, 13 June 2015 11:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

In a bid to do something about the safety of St Albans School children crossing Cranford St at Westminster St the city council has come up with a plan that will: Reduce the number of car parks outside the new …

Mt Pleasant News June 12 2015

Mt Pleasant News June 12 2015

Saturday, 13 June 2015 5:03 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

SCIRT invites you to a “Thank You” morning tea SCIRT would like to shout morning tea on Monday morning to celebrate with you the completion of the three laning project and to inform […]

Edgeware village master plan

Edgeware village master plan

Sunday, 7 June 2015 9:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Gap Golf Undergoes Make-over

Gap Golf Undergoes Make-over

Thursday, 4 June 2015 1:14 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Golf Undergoes Make-over It’s not reality TV, it’s real life! Gap Golf is about to have a Make-Over bringing it up to a world-class inner city 9 hole mini-golf circuit. This weekend the kind guys and gals from Christchurch Round Table and Ladies Circle will be building a new hole The Aalt Verkerk’s No.7 […]

Gap Golf Updated With New Hole Opened

Gap Golf Updated With New Hole Opened

Thursday, 4 June 2015 1:14 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Golf’s 7th hole, The Aalt Verkerk’s, was opened on Saturday.  The Dutch themed hole is a nod to the site’s history as A. Verkerks Butcher Ltd and the family’s Dutch heritage. Putt your way down an Amsterdam canal being careful to avoid the barges; then up, over the docks through some interesting hazards and […]

What’s coming up in Gap Filler land?

What’s coming up in Gap Filler land?

Thursday, 4 June 2015 12:53 p.m. by GapFiller

What’s coming up in Gap Filler land? We’ve got some exciting projects coming up this year that we want to share with you.

St Albans News for June/July 2015

St Albans News for June/July 2015

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 6:50 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Things are getting busy in the city – SARA is fighting the plan for the Northern Arterial because not enough research has gone into its impact on downstream areas like St Albans (traffic, health etc). SARA has employed a part …

2015 Gap Filler SPRING Internship : applications close 5 June!

2015 Gap Filler SPRING Internship : applications close 5 June!

Monday, 1 June 2015 3:34 p.m. by GapFiller

Adaptive Urbanism in Christchurch, New Zealand 

Christchurch Gardens Their Early History

Christchurch Gardens Their Early History

Sunday, 31 May 2015 9:08 p.m. by LostChristchurch

The Old and the New [Written for THE SUN.] Sun, Volume II, Issue 563, 29 November 1915, Page 11

Camp Central

Camp Central

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 1:08 a.m. by peterboroughvillage

Camp Central, a temporary campervan park for the Peterborough-Manchester SW corner. With facilities and 24 hour on-site management. Camp Central PDF  

North Col Landscape Project

North Col Landscape Project

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:56 a.m. by peterboroughvillage

Information from the North Col Landscape Project Meeting – Thursday 21st, May 2015 North Col Presentation North Col Transitional Landscape Project_Appendix_Version Two_25_02_2015

North Col Streetscape Project

North Col Streetscape Project

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:56 a.m. by peterboroughvillage

Information from the North Col Landscape Project Meeting – Thursday 21st, May 2015 North Col Presentation North Col Transitional Landscape Project_Appendix_Version Two_25_02_2015

Computers stolen from St Albans School

Computers stolen from St Albans School

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 3:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

In the third week of May, four desktop computers were stolen from the junior block of St Albans Primary School. Deputy Principal Glen McKenzie said that it served as a reminder to the community that even good security systems are not infallible. “We thought we had pretty good …

Reflections from Copenhagen – Part II

Reflections from Copenhagen – Part II

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 7:56 a.m. by GapFiller

Five weeks in Copenhagen now. It’s hard to know what to report and what to leave out.   I finally visited the famous Danish Architecture Centre. Pretty incredible that my first trip there was to participate in an event (more on that later). The current exhibition is called Co-Create Your City, and is a very […]

Mt Pleasant News 22 May

Mt Pleasant News 22 May

Sunday, 24 May 2015 12:36 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Sponsor A Square Foot update Wow! The grand total for the Sponsor a Square Foot campaign is now up to $68,203.59! We reckon we will achieve our our goal of $100,000 from the community if […]

Education Update

Education Update

Friday, 22 May 2015 3:22 p.m. by GapFiller

EDUCATION UPDATE!  Here’s an update from Sally Airey, our Education and Outreach Coordinator about all things education and the city. School visits have increased dramatically this term with Kids to Town funding (CCC/TCCT joint initiative). This comprises information about Gap Filler and projects (and initiatives in central city) sent out to schools to encourage them to […]

Our Streets

Our Streets

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 8:37 a.m. by peterboroughvillage

Spread the word: The SEEDS Charter

Spread the word: The SEEDS Charter

Friday, 15 May 2015 12:28 p.m. by GapFiller

SEEDS (Stimulating Enterprising Environments for Development and Sustainability) has been a two-year pilot programme, funded to the tune of several million euros by the European Union, to explore interim-use possibilities on temporarily vacant sites and in empty buildings. There were pilot projects in six different European countries.   You can read about them and a whole lot more on their website .

Pallet Pavilion short film!

Pallet Pavilion short film!

Friday, 15 May 2015 11:05 a.m. by GapFiller

At long last, we are proud to announce that the Pallet Pavilion short-film is ready for you to view! 

2015 Gap Filler SPRING Internship : now open for applications

2015 Gap Filler SPRING Internship : now open for applications

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 3:34 p.m. by GapFiller

Adaptive Urbanism in Christchurch, New Zealand 

Scottish Society service

Scottish Society service

Saturday, 9 May 2015 12:09 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Scottish Society Hall, Caledonian Rd Time: 10.30 am on May 5 Description: The Scottish Society is holding a service to commemorate those who served in WWI. Speakers and children from St Albans School are involved in a performance. But …

More Edgeware Rd  wastewater repairs

More Edgeware Rd wastewater repairs

Friday, 8 May 2015 7:10 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The large northern relief wastewater trunk, which runs along Edgeware Rd to Hills Rd is being repaired. The repairs involve traffic detours – city bound traffic along Hills Rd will take a detour along Edgeware Rd for a week. Later …

May 2015 Updates from OVTRK

May 2015 Updates from OVTRK

Friday, 8 May 2015 2:38 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

May 2015 Updates from OVTRK

May 2015 Updates from OVTRK

Friday, 8 May 2015 2:04 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

KeepOur Assets (KOA)

KeepOur Assets (KOA)

Friday, 8 May 2015 2:00 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

KOA has sent this letter  to OVTRK and we draw this opportunity to your NGO’s attention  The deadline for their petition is 28 May. They are not presenting that as part of the LTP process.

Deadline for June edition of News

Deadline for June edition of News

Friday, 8 May 2015 12:01 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The deadline for articles, photos, adverts for the June edition is on May 18. Please send items to news@stalbans.gen.nz

Buy petrol from Z Shirley to support Packe St park

Buy petrol from Z Shirley to support Packe St park

Thursday, 7 May 2015 11:56 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Packe St Park is one of the community groups benefitting from the Good in the Hood programme. Buy your petrol this month, or anything, from Z Shirley opposite the Palms in Marshlands Road and they will give you an orange …

More support for legislative changes covering insurance non-disclosure

More support for legislative changes covering insurance non-disclosure

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 9:03 a.m. by avonsidechch

The Insurance Business New Zealand website reprorts that dispute resolution service Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL) supports the Insurance and Savings Ombudsman’s view legislation is needed to deal with non-disclosure and insurance claims. The article is here. The following are extracts from the article: “We are a step behind overseas jurisdictions like Australia and the UK. “I think

Residential Red Zone offer feedback sought

Residential Red Zone offer feedback sought

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 12:15 a.m. by avonsidechch

CERA is seeking feedback on their Preliminary Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan. 

Reflections from Copenhagen – Part 1

Reflections from Copenhagen – Part 1

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 11:16 p.m. by GapFiller

Ok, the boss has told me I need to blog about my experiences in Denmark for the next couple months. 

Themes: – About Anxiety

Themes: – About Anxiety

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 11:34 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday May 20th: – Meredith Blampied, Anxiety Disorders Service, CDHB Anxiety is the most common form of mental health distress, more common than even depression. It affects about 15% of the population at any one time. Anxiety is frequently a precursor to depression in the sense that some people lose hope that there anxiety will...

Make some noise for NZ Music Month at the Sound Garden

Make some noise for NZ Music Month at the Sound Garden

Monday, 4 May 2015 2:17 p.m. by GapFiller

This month heralds three family-friendly sonic events at the Sound Garden celebrating NZ Music Month. Pacific drums of the Avaiki Drummers rang out loud from the Sound Garden on Friday night welcoming people across to the launch of New Zealand Music Month at the Central Library on Peterborough Street. The drumming inspired a new generation of […]

NZ Music Month at the Sound Garden

NZ Music Month at the Sound Garden

Monday, 4 May 2015 2:17 p.m. by GapFiller

The month of May heralded three family-friendly sonic events at the Sound Garden celebrating New Zealand Music Month. Pacific drums of the Avaiki Drummers rang out loud from the Sound Garden on the night of our first event, welcoming people across to the launch of New Zealand Music Month at the Central Library on Peterborough Street. The […]

Cashel Square

Cashel Square

Monday, 4 May 2015 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

Want to work with us? Operations Director needed

Want to work with us? Operations Director needed

Sunday, 3 May 2015 1:29 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler is in need of an Operations Director. Are you a talented, passionate person looking for a challenge? Want to be part of creative urban regeneration projects and leading social change? If so, read on! 

New Gap Golf hole planned! Calling designers

New Gap Golf hole planned! Calling designers

Thursday, 30 April 2015 2:37 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Golf is having a bit of a make-over. We’ve retired some old holes and plan to add some new ones. We also plan to make the course more cohesive in general. For our new hole, we’re looking for a talented, creative designer/landscape architect/student to help us design Gap Filler’s latest golf hole The Aalt Verkerk […]

Legal class action against Southern Response?

Legal class action against Southern Response?

Thursday, 30 April 2015 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch

Wednesday’s Press has an article Southern Response class action ‘no win, no fee’ here. The proposal, offered by law firm GCA lawyers, is for “disgruntled customers of a major earthquake claims-holder to join "no win, no fee"class action lawsuit.” Sounds too good to be true (and potentially is). Click on the link to continue. The following extract from the Press article is important and needs to

Insurance Ombudsman wants insurance legislation to cover non-disclosure of information

Insurance Ombudsman wants insurance legislation to cover non-disclosure of information

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 6:40 a.m. by avonsidechch

The Insurance Business New Zealand website is reporting that the Insurance and Savings Ombudsman Karen Stevens supports legislation to better protect customers relating to information they disclose to an insurer. The following are extracts from the article (the full article is ).

Community centre clean up

Community centre clean up

Monday, 27 April 2015 3:04 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Cathedral Square Friday Night Food Trucks to have a Winter home. Starting May 1!

Cathedral Square Friday Night Food Trucks to have a Winter home. Starting May 1!

Friday, 24 April 2015 4:19 p.m. by GapFiller

The City Council’s highly successful Friday Night Food Trucks series in Cathedral Square is to have a new home for the Winter. 

Cathedral Square Friday Night Food Trucks have a Winter home

Cathedral Square Friday Night Food Trucks have a Winter home

Friday, 24 April 2015 4:19 p.m. by GapFiller

The City Council’s highly successful Friday Night Food Trucks series in Cathedral Square has a new home for the Winter. The Commons will host up to fifteen food trucks on the first Friday of every month from 4 – 9pm. As well as food, there will be live music and games on the green for the kids. The first Winter Friday Night Food Trucks event […]

Does your Organisation Need Some IT support?

Does your Organisation Need Some IT support?

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 2:30 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Rosemary Neave is presently working pro bono updating the website for OVTRK. She has a small business doing Wordpress Websites and Social Media support for organisations. Here are some things she is offering to NGOs in Christchurch - these can be one to one sessions or workshops with several groups.  She has taken workshops like this for Community Waikato.  All she needs - a room with wifi and

A plan followed by consultation for the outstanding red zone Crown offers

A plan followed by consultation for the outstanding red zone Crown offers

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 9:20 p.m. by avonsidechch

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has decided that everyone can have a say on what level of pay-out should be provided to those in the Red Zones who have been ineligible so far (uninsured owners of land and property). It is hard to tell whether the Minister has suddenly been overcome by a desire to indulge in participatory decision making or it is a device to allow public participation

From the Lyttelton Pétanque Club to Albion Square.  A temporary project evolves into something more permanent

From the Lyttelton Pétanque Club to Albion Square. A temporary project evolves into something more permanent

Sunday, 19 April 2015 8:30 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

The Lyttelton Pétanque Club (or LPC) was a temporary project on the corner of London and Canterbury Streets, in Lyttelton, Christchurch’s port town. Created in July 2011 by a bunch of Lyttelton locals and a few folk from over the other side of the hill from Gap Filler, it took on a life of its […]

Mt Pleasant Kidsfirst is returning

Mt Pleasant Kidsfirst is returning

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 4:12 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Notice of Return

Help with making an Official Information Act (OIA) request

Help with making an Official Information Act (OIA) request

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 1:30 p.m. by avonsidechch

The New Zealand Herald is helping to re-establish a website designed to make requesting official information as easy as possible. From the Herald’s website: The Herald is helping relaunch FYI.org.nz - a website which helps members of the public to make Official Information Act (OIA) requests. Rowan Crawford, a software developer, set up the FYI website after a 2009 Open Government event as the

When is it Stress,When is it Trauma,When is it…?

When is it Stress,When is it Trauma,When is it…?

Wednesday, 8 April 2015 9:44 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday April 22nd: – Helen Colhoun, Psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Service,  Any event that threatens your safety or makes you feel helpless is stressful. An overwhelming life experience can trigger this stress, especially if the event feels unpredictable and uncontrollable. The Canterbury earthquakes are a good example. Post-traumatic stress can affect both those who personally experience...

Eclectic Boogaloo at the Dance-O-Mat

Eclectic Boogaloo at the Dance-O-Mat

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 2:58 p.m. by GapFiller

corner Gloucester and Colombo Streets, next to the Isaac Theatre Royal Friday April 10th, starting 8pm. Live DJ’s, and Disco vibes by DJ Hobo and Hard Lee Bring you and your crew down to Gap Filler’s Dance-O-Mat, the coolest coin-operated dance floor in town, for Ecelectic Boogaloo: a sweet fusion of Christchurch streets and Chicago […]

What’s on!

What’s on!

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 1:07 p.m. by GapFiller

Thursday, 2 April, 11am: West Papua Action Canterbury event Food Collective vendors on site. Good Friday 3 April: Public Holiday Food Collective vendors will not be operating. Sunday 5 April, 12.30pm: Fresh Press Pizza Friday 10 April, 12.30 – 2.00pm: Kids and Kiwi Bowls! Kids! Bring your grown-ups to town (or catch the bus by […]

April/May edition St Albans News available

April/May edition St Albans News available

Saturday, 28 March 2015 11:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Find out why the St Albans market, being held in the Beulah car park, closed down after a month (this does not bode well for replacing the market that used to run in English Park pre-quakes), how to get help …

Save Redcliffs School

Save Redcliffs School

Friday, 27 March 2015 4:54 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Redcliffs school submissions

Sound Garden Re-Launch

Sound Garden Re-Launch

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 12:09 p.m. by GapFiller

Make a commotion at the Sound Garden opening tomorrow (Thursday) from 5pm.  The instruments have been finely re-tuned and are ready to make some noise!   Pandemonium (amazing percussionists) and Rising Voices (youth slam poets) will be jamming together, then it’s over to you maestros.  See you 5pm Thursday! Thanks to all the hard work […]