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Themes – HOW TO SLEEP WELL

Themes – HOW TO SLEEP WELL

Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:02 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday 5th November 2014: – Veronika Gabel, Counsellor and Social Worker For those of us who struggle to get a good night’s sleep (and for some it seems we never do) a restful night’s sleep is an ideal of bliss! Veronika has been researching sleep related topics and provides education on this vital subject. She...

Afternoon tea party at Packe Street Park

Afternoon tea party at Packe Street Park

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:42 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Packe Street Park, 125 Packe St Time: Thursday, October 30, 3-4pm Description: As part of Neighbourhood Week 2014, Packe Street Park is organising an afternoon tea and tour of the Park and Community Garden, for friends and neighbours. The …

Gap Filler events during FESTA

Gap Filler events during FESTA

Monday, 20 October 2014 5:52 p.m. by GapFiller

FESTA is bringing all sorts of awesome people and projects to the city for Labour Weekend. 

Kids to build their own city at an upcoming workshop

Kids to build their own city at an upcoming workshop

Monday, 20 October 2014 3:26 p.m. by GapFiller

Why is it that only adults get to take part in the rebuild of the city? Gap Filler is offering a workshop that gives kids the opportunity to work with Wellington artist, Simon Gray to build a city too.  Making use of masses of recycled cardboard boxes, kids (and their caregiver) will be able to create a shelter, which will then form part of a city for people to walk through.

Workshop for aspiring young architects, builders, designers and sculptors

Workshop for aspiring young architects, builders, designers and sculptors

Monday, 20 October 2014 3:26 p.m. by GapFiller

Why is it that only adults get to take part in the rebuild of the city? Gap Filler is offering a workshop that gives kids the opportunity to work with Wellington artist, Simon Gray to build a city too.  Making use of masses of recycled cardboard boxes, kids (and their caregiver) will be able to […]

New Gap Map!

New Gap Map!

Monday, 20 October 2014 2:53 p.m. by GapFiller

We have a new pocket map! Download it here. Copies will be available from The Commons by the end of the week. Thanks to Jen McBride of Jn-Creative and Gap Filler’s Sally Airey for all their hard work.

SCIRT talks about our road works

SCIRT talks about our road works

Sunday, 19 October 2014 12:21 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

SCIRT is coming to visit Mt Pleasant tomorrow (Monday 20 Oct) to talk about all of the road works we are currently enduring and what the programme is over the […]

Update from the in-between

Update from the in-between

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 8:30 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Kia ora tatou, 

The Retro Sports Facility

The Retro Sports Facility

Friday, 10 October 2014 6:32 p.m. by GapFiller

The Retro Sports Facility activates the green space at The Commons (cnr Kilmore and Durham Streets). It features sporting equipment that’s available to the public to use daily and regular retro themed sporting events, as suggested by you, facilitated by Gap Filler and others like: dodge ball, sack races, croquet and more. The project will […]

Update Main Road/McCormacks Bay Road works

Update Main Road/McCormacks Bay Road works

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 3:19 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Update on Main Road Road Works For a good overall update on what we can expect over the next while on Main Road please click here  McCormacks Bay Road The […]

THEMES: – Understanding the Different Anxieties

THEMES: – Understanding the Different Anxieties

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 9:00 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday October 22nd. 

Increased liquefaction vulnerability

Increased liquefaction vulnerability

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 9:50 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Some properties in Christchurch are at increased risk of liquefaction happening as a consequence of the earthquakes. Mike Jacka from Tonkin and Taylor talks about identifying such land and how properties were assessed for this type of land damage at …

Red Cross at work in Christchurch

Red Cross at work in Christchurch

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 9:42 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Hear Anne-Marie Reynolds talk about how Red Cross continues to help the recovery in Christchurch at Beulah Church in Springfield Road. She is talking on October 9,10 and 14 from 11 am till 12 noon. Her talk is part of …

Sinking city

Sinking city

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 9:36 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Mark Quigley and Matthew Hughes talk about reliquefaction, the need for flexible fittings for replacement pipes and the impact of climate change on the coastline at Beulah Church October 8 from 11am – 12 noon.

SARA now manages community centre

SARA now manages community centre

Monday, 6 October 2014 6:46 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Residents Association took over the on-site management of the St Albans Transitional Community Centre in Colombo Street on October 6. “At 4.40pm precisely, we crossed the threshold!” SARA committee member Doug Jack with some excitement. The Residents’ …

Hops are in!

Hops are in!

Monday, 6 October 2014 12:04 p.m. by GapFiller

Volunteers recently planted hops under the Arcades, they look amazing! 

The great hops experiment

The great hops experiment

Monday, 6 October 2014 12:04 p.m. by GapFiller

Thanks to some new plantings and two working bees, hops will grow up the back section of Arcades and will be harvested next year by local brewers for turning into beer. It’s a bit of an experiment. Hops are usually grown further north in NZ. We are confident they will grow here, we’re just not […]

Mt Pleasant News 2 October 2014

Mt Pleasant News 2 October 2014

Monday, 6 October 2014 11:44 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Mental Health Awareness week is coming up 

Changes to the land in Canterbury

Changes to the land in Canterbury

Monday, 6 October 2014 1:43 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: In the Know Land Hub, Beulah Church, Springfield Road 

Details of the Next Forum 15 October

Details of the Next Forum 15 October

Friday, 3 October 2014 3:25 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

 

Recovery Matters Workshops

Recovery Matters Workshops

Thursday, 2 October 2014 3:19 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Recovery Matters – community workshop flyer

Green Prescription course

Green Prescription course

Thursday, 2 October 2014 3:12 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Be Active Chch 4 Programme Term 4 A4

October Awesome Evening

October Awesome Evening

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 2:08 p.m. by MinistryofAwesome

New ‘Art Of Living’ Course

New ‘Art Of Living’ Course

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 2:01 p.m. by AnxietySupport

KEEP LEARNING

KEEP LEARNING

Monday, 29 September 2014 11:29 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Mental Health Awareness Week October 6th to 12th   When did you last learn something new? When we keep learning we tend to have better mental wellbeing, so we are putting together a whole raft of ideas to help you and your family keep learning throughout your lifetime.   http://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/page/995-home

October St Albans News hot off the press

October St Albans News hot off the press

Sunday, 28 September 2014 1:31 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

St Albans News has had a facelift. 

Centre under community management soon

Centre under community management soon

Saturday, 27 September 2014 11:49 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Negotiations have been taking place between CCC and the St Albans Residents’ Association and it looks like SARA will be back managing the community centre from October 6. It will take a while to get things up and running but …

Upcoming projects: The Retro Sports Facility and Grandstandium!

Upcoming projects: The Retro Sports Facility and Grandstandium!

Thursday, 25 September 2014 2:24 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

September 25, 2014. Sport in Christchurch is about to get a whole lot more creative! It’s time to let you know what we’re up to. Scroll down to see how you can get involved. We’ve got tow new projects in the pipeline with the Retro Sports Facility and the Grandstandium. The Retro Sports Facility will […]

Mt Pleasant News 23 Sept 2014

Mt Pleasant News 23 Sept 2014

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 4:52 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

EVENTS AND COURSES Further planting bee in McCormacks Bay Reserve Sunday 28 September between 2 and 4pm. Please meet at McCormacks Bay Road at the bottom of Maffeys Road. 800 plants […]

Free Legal Advice

Free Legal Advice

Monday, 22 September 2014 2:23 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Canterbury Law Community Law Centres are non profit organisations which work to reduce and remove barriers to the law. Community Law Canterbury services provide quality, free legal help to people in Canterbury who face barriers in accessing justice. Main Reception Line: (03) 366 6870 Legal information line: (03) 371 3819 / 0508 CANLAW http://www.canlaw.org.nz/

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 Popular

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.