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Update on the Peer Review of Coastal Hazards Assessment Report

Update on the Peer Review of Coastal Hazards Assessment Report

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 2:14 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Last night (evening of 25 August) GHD received the draft report of findings from the Expert Peer Review Panel.  This report is in response to questions raised by the community […]

Creaky Homes Crisis Canterbury

Creaky Homes Crisis Canterbury

Monday, 25 July 2016 4:28 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Wet weather overflow consent – invite to consultation workshop

Wet weather overflow consent – invite to consultation workshop

Monday, 25 July 2016 4:21 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Dear Sir/Madam The Christchurch City Council is embarking on a new resource consent application process for wet weather overflows of wastewater to the environment in Christchurch, Lyttelton Harbour and Akaroa […]

SCIRT roadworks in St Albans

SCIRT roadworks in St Albans

Thursday, 21 July 2016 8:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The intersection of Westminister St, Roosevelt St and Courtenay St is closed while an intersection upgrade is carried out, including removal of the roundabout. Please use Cranford St, Innes Rd and Rutland St to detour around the worksite. Warrington St …

Mainly Music for preschoolers

Mainly Music for preschoolers

Sunday, 17 July 2016 11:49 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Mainly music is a fun, interactive music session for pre-schoolers (0 – 5 years) and their parents/ caregivers, followed by morning tea and time to socialise and play. It’s a great way to have fun with your child and get …

Bastille Day At The Farmers Market

Bastille Day At The Farmers Market

Friday, 15 July 2016 11:38 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Mt Pleasant Farmers Market is awash with red, white and blue this coming Saturday for Bastille day celebrations. Join us for a morning of all things French with children’s games, […]

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 […]

Redcliffs School Announcement

Redcliffs School Announcement

Monday, 11 July 2016 4:02 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Redcliffs FAQs

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. […]

Mt Pleasant News 28 June 2016

Mt Pleasant News 28 June 2016

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 5:25 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Sponsor A Square Foot update A lot of people are congratulating us on the news they read in the paper last week of the Council granting the Association $428,000 to “complete the […]

Council seeks feedback on centre proposal

Council seeks feedback on centre proposal

Friday, 17 June 2016 12:23 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Submissions are due in on Monday, June 20 for the proposed permanent St Albans Community Centre building. Consultation meetings have been taking place during the first two weeks in May. The following concerns were some of those raised at the …

Council wants feedback on proposed community centre

Council wants feedback on proposed community centre

Friday, 17 June 2016 12:21 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Submissions are due in on Monday, June 20 for the proposed permanent St Albans Community Centre building. Consultation meetings have been taking place during the first two weeks in May. The following concerns were some of those raised at the …

Consultation on new community centre

Consultation on new community centre

Thursday, 16 June 2016 12:29 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: 1047 Colombo St Time: June 16 6-8pm Description: Find out more about what is planned in the new community centre.

Things Scottish

Things Scottish

Monday, 13 June 2016 3:28 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

2016_06_1 Ceilidh Poster 2016_07_16 Music workshop  

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

June/July edition of St Albans News

June/July edition of St Albans News

Friday, 3 June 2016 1:07 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Christchurch City Council has come up with a fresh design for a permanent St Albans Community Centre that includes a courtyard and wants feedback from residents on the plan. 

Slope Stability Drop In Session

Slope Stability Drop In Session

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 1:01 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

A NEW SCHOOL IS COMING, MAKE IT YOURS

A NEW SCHOOL IS COMING, MAKE IT YOURS

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 12:35 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

    “We’ll know we’ve succeeded if we can create a school which physically expresses the values and dreams of our families.”   – Richard Edmundson Principal, Linwood College   […]

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 […]

St Albans Swimming Club  prizegiving

St Albans Swimming Club prizegiving

Monday, 16 May 2016 3:56 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Swim Club finished a very successful season of Learn to Swim lessons at Shirley Intermediate school recently, with a Tryathlon for three different age levels. The Tryathlon was held in the school grounds, beginning with a cycle …

Help with insulation till June

Help with insulation till June

Monday, 16 May 2016 12:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Got a cold house? Funding for free insulation through EECA’S Warm Up New Zealand Programme is still available, however only until June. Community Energy Action (CEA) provides subsidies for insulation, heating assistance, free recycled curtains and energy efficiency advice for …

Help with insulation till late June

Help with insulation till late June

Monday, 16 May 2016 12:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Got a cold house? Funding for free insulation through EECA’S Warm Up New Zealand Programme is still available, however only until the end of June. Community Energy Action (CEA) provides subsidies for insulation, heating assistance, free recycled curtains and energy …

St Albans Community Alliance meeting

St Albans Community Alliance meeting

Monday, 16 May 2016 12:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo Street Time: May 31, 12pm Description: The community alliance is a new group for community leaders in St Albans, searching for smarter ways to support each other and those that live and work …

Eco-friendly home tour

Eco-friendly home tour

Monday, 16 May 2016 11:44 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Seven of Christchurch’s most innovative and sustainable homes will be opened to the public at weekends in May to encourage people to build smarter, including three in St Albans. The free, self-drive Exemplar Homes Tour showcases homes with sustainable and …

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 […]

Open day for Men’s Shed

Open day for Men’s Shed

Monday, 9 May 2016 9:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Title: Open day for Men’s ShedLocation: Nancy Avenue/Knowles St cornerDescription: St Albans Community Men’s Shed, rebuilt as part of the rebuild of the Aldred Church complex is holding an open day in the hope of gaining new members.Start Time: 10:00Date: …

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 […]

Mt Pleasant News 3 May 2016

Mt Pleasant News 3 May 2016

Wednesday, 4 May 2016 11:21 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Local goings on Maffeys Road Hill Bund – Mass Movement Protection If you have noticed the bund being built on Maffeys Road hill and wondered what it is all about […]

St Andrews Hill Bridlepath Intersection CCC Report

St Andrews Hill Bridlepath Intersection CCC Report

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 2:22 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

: http://ccc.govt.nz/assets/Documents/The-Council/Meetings-Agendas-Minutes/agendas/2016/May/HagleyFerrymeadCommunityBoard3May2016AGENDA.pdf  

St Andrews Hill Bridle Path Road update May 2016

St Andrews Hill Bridle Path Road update May 2016

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 2:17 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Good Afternoon All You are receiving this email as you attended a Community Update held by the Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board on 9 February 2016 to discuss the operation of St […]

Draft Annual Plan

Draft Annual Plan

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 2:13 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

The Past Awaits

The Past Awaits

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

When Alice fell through the looking glass, she was faced with an uncanny sense of scale. Whenever I arrive back in Christchurch I feel the same way, except that it is not me that seems too big but the buildings. Friendly, familiar old New Regent Street looks suddenly uncomfortable in the shadows of a building recently erected on Gloucester Street, while, nearby, The Press headquarters towers over its heritage façade.

Bus detour during roadworks

Bus detour during roadworks

Sunday, 1 May 2016 1:01 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

From Monday, May 2 until further notice all buses travelling towards the Palms will detour away from the north part of Barbadoes St while road works are carried out. Buses will detour off Barbadoes St onto Edward Ave and Geraldine …

Christchurch Five Years On – Part III

Christchurch Five Years On – Part III

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

The ground-breaking Christchurch City Council 2011 ‘Share an Idea’ campaign, which generated 106,000 community responses, expressed Cantabrians’ view that a future city which incorporated its past heritage was very important to them. Sadly, however, this has been largely thwarted by the actions of CERA, often in concert with reluctant owners of damaged heritage buildings, relieved to be rid of a perceived millstone. What should have controlled the heritage recovery progress – The Canterbury E ...

Infrastructure repairs in St Albans

Infrastructure repairs in St Albans

Monday, 25 April 2016 12:21 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Edgeware Road, between Hills Rd and Geraldine St will be one way for three months from April 26 for wastewater repairs at the Edgeware Rd/Champion St intersection. Eastbound traffic will be detoured into Edward Ave and Barbadoes St. Warrington St, …

Christchurch – Five Years On: Part II

Christchurch – Five Years On: Part II

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

My personal view is that the plan is what it is and it is better than having no plan at all. Inevitably, there is a range of opinions on the plan and the way in which it is being executed but, hopefully, the majority of people will come to understand its direction, realise its advantages, and support it.

Anzac Day Service

Anzac Day Service

Friday, 15 April 2016 11:26 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

SUMNER REDCLIFFS R.S.A. INC ANZAC DAY 2016. The President – Mr Stewart Russell – and Executive are pleased to invite you to the 2016 Anzac Day Service , and wreath-laying […]

Peer Review of the Coastal Hazard Assessment Report (Tonkin & Taylor 2015)

Peer Review of the Coastal Hazard Assessment Report (Tonkin & Taylor 2015)

Friday, 15 April 2016 11:22 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Thank-you for coming to the community meeting held on March 31 or April 4.  If you were not able to come to the meeting hopefully this email will help provide […]

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

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

Drayton Drive Reserve Working Group

Drayton Drive Reserve Working Group

Friday, 15 April 2016 9:00 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

DRAYTON GULLY RESERVE VOLUNTEER GROUP Thanks to the 20 people who have volunteered to join our group, we can now have our first working party. Meet at the Drayton Drive […]

Christchurch – Five Years On: Part I

Christchurch – Five Years On: Part I

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

Warren and Mahoney, as part of a design consortium, was commissioned to work with the Christchurch Central Development Group to produce a Blueprint or recovery plan for Christchurch, following the destruction of the city caused by the earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011. Five years on, the $40 billion rebuild is progressing apace.

Mayor’s speech to The Neighbourhood Trust

Mayor’s speech to The Neighbourhood Trust

Sunday, 10 April 2016 2:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Mayor Lianne Dalziel gave a speech to the Neighbourhood Trust’s AGM at the McFaddens Centre on March 29. The text of her speech is given below: Good evening Council has a couple of recess weeks a year and this …

Ali Jones responds to pool article

Ali Jones responds to pool article

Saturday, 2 April 2016 4:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

I’ve just read in the latest edition of the STAN that I was not at the Feb council Meeting where the pool land sale was on the agenda. I was! I had a commitment in Auckland and was late into …

Latest St Albans News: Change is afoot

Latest St Albans News: Change is afoot

Saturday, 2 April 2016 4:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Lots of news about St Albans this month: includes BP’s designs for its corner site and what the neighbours think of that, the pool group will finally get the land back in Edgeware Rd so they can build two swimming …

Community invited to provide feedback on Coastal Hazard Report

Community invited to provide feedback on Coastal Hazard Report

Thursday, 24 March 2016 5:03 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

GHD has been appointed by Christchurch City Council to manage an independent review of the Coastal Hazard Assessment Report (Tonkin & Taylor 2015), and we are seeking the community’s input. […]

In the Know Community Hosts

In the Know Community Hosts

Thursday, 24 March 2016 4:48 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Earthquake support to continue in city libraries – In the Know Community Hosts Although in the Know Hub has closed, support is continuing for people still dealing with claims, repairs and […]

Supporters of Redcliffs School

Supporters of Redcliffs School

Thursday, 24 March 2016 4:37 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Dear Supporters of Redcliffs School, After the Rally to Reopen Redcliffs School last year we know your organisation has many people that would like to support this issue and be […]

And another gap to fill!

And another gap to fill!

Thursday, 24 March 2016 4:11 p.m. by GapFiller

Some changes to how we do things has meant an other new role at Gap Filler is up for grabs! We are now also searching for a Project Developer. This person will be part of the team(s) that create our awesome projects. Experience in project, event and/or people management would be an advantage and of […]

Can you help us fill a gap?

Can you help us fill a gap?

Thursday, 24 March 2016 2:00 p.m. by GapFiller

We are looking for a new Activator! Your role will be to help organise the events and activities that occur on the Gap Filler sites around the city (think discos at the Dance O Mat, poetry readings at the Book Fridge and concerts at Sound Garden).   If this sounds like you, contact rachael@gapfiller.org.nz for […]

CHCH SOUP Summer 2016

CHCH SOUP Summer 2016

Friday, 18 March 2016 12:46 p.m. by GapFiller

Another balmy evening was enjoyed at The Commons for CHCH SOUP Summer 2016, where more than $600 was raised for the pot.  We heard pitches for an inner-city composting service, a social enterprise supporting quality photography services for non-profits, an adventurous battle sport and a project documenting the merging schools in Aranui giving them a […]

Urban Development Strategy (UDS) - refresh process

Urban Development Strategy (UDS) - refresh process

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 3:12 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

OVTRK encompasses Greater Christchurch as many place-based, identity-based and interest-based NGOs are interested in keeping links with across the wider city. We also want to make this range of NGOs visible to Greater Christchurch government and commercial Sector. So we made links with the Greater Christchurch UDS Implementation Committee (UDSIC). We have been informed that the visioning

Keeping the OVTRK connections with Government after CERA

Keeping the OVTRK connections with Government after CERA

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 3:09 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

As you know OVTRK has had bimonthly meetings with CERA Strategy and Policy Staff. As CERA is phasing out OVTRK has been invited to continue regular meeting with staff of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC). At our next meeting we will discuss the Roadmap of recovery and regeneration functions and generally promote what was in our presentation to Healthy Christchurch Hui and