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Ping Pong coming to the city this weekend!

Ping Pong coming to the city this weekend!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 11:08 a.m. by GapFiller

MAKING CONNECTIONS across the Third Sector - OVTRK December 2016 update

MAKING CONNECTIONS across the Third Sector - OVTRK December 2016 update

Monday, 5 December 2016 7:53 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Welcome to the Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) who have put themselves on the OVTRK Register since the 7 July Sector Forum Celebrating Matariki and the Voices of the Third Sector - viz:     Cooperative Sections     Food Resilience Network     LIFT Library     Lincoln Envirotown Trust     Restorative Justice Services Otautahi Christchurch     Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New

King of the Square

King of the Square

Tuesday, 1 November 2016 1:55 p.m. by GapFiller

K-Pop this Saturday (Nov 5)!

K-Pop this Saturday (Nov 5)!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016 1:41 p.m. by GapFiller

Kids Can Up-Cycle

Kids Can Up-Cycle

Friday, 21 October 2016 7:02 a.m. by GapFiller

Shining the Light on the Third Sector - OVTRK October 2016 update

Shining the Light on the Third Sector - OVTRK October 2016 update

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 9:35 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

As part of our work in valuing Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) we'd love to have 5 minutes of your time.   Please follow this link to fill out the form and answer six simple questions that tell us about your mahi.   We'll be publishing the results on our blog as part of a series where you get to be the star!  Collecting these stories was one of the ideas that emerged from the Sector Forum

Word From the President

Word From the President

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 3:37 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Hi everyone, What a wonderful occasion last Friday was! To finally see the community centre full of people enjoying themselves made all the effort worthwhile. Unfortunately in all the excitement, I forgot to thank some of the people who made the event possible. Firstly, Moveable Feasts, who provided all that delicious food and the staff...

Reduce, Reuse & Rhythm

Reduce, Reuse & Rhythm

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 11:06 a.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler’s FREE kids workshops during FESTA

Gap Filler’s FREE kids workshops during FESTA

Friday, 14 October 2016 12:00 p.m. by GapFiller

As part of FESTA 

One week til FESTA!!

One week til FESTA!!

Friday, 14 October 2016 11:42 a.m. by GapFiller

The Festival of Transitional Architecture is a vibrant weekend celebration of urban creativity and it’s happening in Christchurch this Labour Weekend (21-24 October)! The theme for this year’s festival is “We Have the Means, which focuses on citizen-initiated urban regeneration and sustainability through the reuse of waste materials in design. Enjoy spectacular large-scale architectural installations, […]

Mount Pleasant Centre – Opening October 2016

Mount Pleasant Centre – Opening October 2016

Thursday, 13 October 2016 9:55 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

The Mount Pleasant Centre will be opening in October 2016.

Soup: Spring

Soup: Spring

Monday, 3 October 2016 12:46 p.m. by GapFiller

Friends of Abberley Park group being set up

Friends of Abberley Park group being set up

Sunday, 2 October 2016 1:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

A meeting to set set up a new group to look after residents’ interests in Abberley Park is being held at the St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St at 6.30pm on Monday, October 3. All welcome to attend.

Youth focus local elections

Youth focus local elections

Saturday, 24 September 2016 9:55 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular




Red Electrical are champions

Red Electrical are champions

Thursday, 22 September 2016 8:49 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Red Electrical, the colourful store at the corner of Innes Rd and Cranford St came up tops in the Champion Awards when they won the Infrastructure/Trades small enterprise section held recently. The company, which has only been in business for …

Rik Tindall – regional council candidate

Rik Tindall – regional council candidate

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 9:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

We must safeguard our pure water aquifers by strict regulation of large water takes and pollution: public vigilance through elected representation. Rivers and lakes must be kept at high quality through good quantity flows. Balance trade-off between industrial use and …

Linwood College Update

Linwood College Update

Monday, 19 September 2016 3:33 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

LINWOOD COLLEGE   PRESS RELEASE 14 SEPTEMBER, 2016 Community engagement shows desire for Linwood College to become “local school of choice.” 

Ken May – health board candidate

Ken May – health board candidate

Sunday, 18 September 2016 4:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

I am a retiree, retired from the RNZAF after over twenty years of Service, then I worked for Air New Zealand and, until June 2015, I was employed for sixteen years as Team Leader for GE Healthcare, supplying Healthcare Solutions …

Don Church – health board candidate

Don Church – health board candidate

Thursday, 15 September 2016 12:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The CDHB is faced with a substantial upgrade of buildings and services to cope with an expanding and ageing population but restricted funding has forced the board to prioritise between competing demands. However, for Christchurch Hospital, there is some assistance …

Janet De Lu – health board candidate

Janet De Lu – health board candidate

Thursday, 15 September 2016 12:10 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The CDHB faces some very difficult challenges right now. Per capita funding has been cut in the latest budget, so that we are now 17% below the national average in per capita funding. This is in the face of some …

Steve Wakefield – health board candidate

Steve Wakefield – health board candidate

Thursday, 15 September 2016 12:10 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

I have served as Deputy Chair of the Canterbury DHB for the last three years, and would like to be elected to continue this work. I have 35 years of IT and business consulting experience and was previously NZ Chartered …

Dr Rochelle Phipps – health board candidate

Dr Rochelle Phipps – health board candidate

Thursday, 15 September 2016 12:05 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

I’ve been a Canterbury GP since 2001 and currently work as a medical advisor for ACC whilst raising my young son. I hold an MBA degree and have just completed a term on the board of the Royal NZ College …

Dr Cynthia Roberts – regional council candidate

Dr Cynthia Roberts – regional council candidate

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 8:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Pure artesian drinking water, waterways we can once again swim in and a seabed and coastline protected from contamination and over-extraction is on everyone’s list. 

Craig Pauling – regional council candidate

Craig Pauling – regional council candidate

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 12:22 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Kia ora koutou, I am seeking election to Environment Canterbury to make a positive contribution to our region, and in particular to support further work on protecting and enhancing our unique heritage, waterways and biodiversity. I am born, bred and …

Lan Pham – Regional council candidate

Lan Pham – Regional council candidate

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:46 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

I’m a freshwater ecologist who believes putting the health of our people and planet above corporate greed will enable our society and economy to thrive. I direct a charitable organisation called Working Waters Trust. We work alongside communities across Canterbury, …

Steve Lowndes – candidate for regional council

Steve Lowndes – candidate for regional council

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:45 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

I’m standing for the Regional Council because I have been closely involved with the Canterbury Water Management Strategy for the last five years at a local and regional level and because of the return to partial democracy. I undertake to …

Terry Huggins – candidate for the regional council

Terry Huggins – candidate for the regional council

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:44 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Terry Huggins My profile on the voting papers will tell you that I am an older candidate. In the sixties I worked with a progressive farmer on a mixed sheep and cropping farm near Pleasant Point. It was intensive farming …

Rod Cullinane – candidate for regional council

Rod Cullinane – candidate for regional council

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:44 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Rod is concerned about the significant and ongoing degradation of Canterbury’s waterways and is well qualified for that – possessing a unique set of business and environmental skills. He is a qualified Lawyer and Accountant, with wide experience as a …

Canterbury District Health Board candidates

Canterbury District Health Board candidates

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 1:39 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Twenty two candidates have put their hands up for the Canterbury District Health Board election but only eight are required. Voting takes place shortly by post and closes on October 8. Please check out their statements (along with photographs) on …

Environment Canterbury candidates

Environment Canterbury candidates

Monday, 12 September 2016 12:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

While we put together more information on the Environment Canterbury candidates, here is a link to the profiles on the E Can website. Scroll down to the Christchurch constituency to find profiles of: Rod Cullinane Terry Huggins Drucilla Kingi-Patterson Steve …

Moving poetry

Moving poetry

Sunday, 11 September 2016 2:41 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Martin Cooney, who recently operated his healing practice (plus counselling and meditation teaching) in the old maternity shop in Edgeware Rd, has upped sticks for 701 Barbadoes St, opposite Ristretto. He wrote this short poem about his shift… The Time …

Poems and politics

Poems and politics

Sunday, 11 September 2016 12:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

She may be a budding politician but Dora Roimata Langsbury also writes poetry. This one about her father is one of the poems that adorned wire fences along Victoria St. My Father’s Footsteps I can see you up ahead of …

Lindon Boyce – Central ward election candidate

Lindon Boyce – Central ward election candidate

Saturday, 10 September 2016 9:00 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Lindon Boyce is a candidate for the Central Ward 

Meet the candidates for election

Meet the candidates for election

Saturday, 10 September 2016 12:55 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Bailies, Edgeware Village Time: September 12, from 7pm Description: Meet the candidates for Christchurch City Council and ask them questions in this meeting hosted by the St Albans Residents Association.

Dora Roimata Langsbury, Central Ward candidate

Dora Roimata Langsbury, Central Ward candidate

Saturday, 10 September 2016 12:18 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Dora Roimata Langsbury is an Independent candidate standing for a position as councillor (and also for the community board) for the Central Ward 

St Albans News with election special

St Albans News with election special

Friday, 9 September 2016 1:45 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Abberley Park may be getting a bigger playground but will it have an impact on other users such as family games, community gatherings and dog owners? Find out about the outcome of the hearing on the BP Edgeware extension, the …

SARA AGM

SARA AGM

Thursday, 8 September 2016 11:49 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Residents Association (SARA) AGM Sunday 25th September 2016 starting at 4pm – 6pm St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St. The AGM will be opened by the St Albans Starjam Dance Group. Come along and hear about …

The Dock: Not quite a fairy tale… but a fairly good tale!

The Dock: Not quite a fairy tale… but a fairly good tale!

Wednesday, 7 September 2016 11:00 a.m. by GapFiller

You might remember one of our projects from last year, The Commons Shelter Challenge. About six months ago we made the tough decision to discontinue this project and not build the winning entry, The Dock. After taking some time to wrap things up and reflect a little, we decided we wanted to share the story […]

DRAYTON RESERVE VOLUNTEERS Report #6….31.08.16

DRAYTON RESERVE VOLUNTEERS Report #6….31.08.16

Thursday, 1 September 2016 2:14 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

TWO WORKING BEES NEXT MONTH !! Meet at the Avery Place entrance at 2pm on Saturday 24th Sept 2016 and an extra one to celebrate the start of Conservation Week […]

Open City!!

Open City!!

Monday, 22 August 2016 4:15 p.m. by GapFiller

We’re working on a project, which is all about sharing sweet free things to do in our city and we need your help! Let us know what your sweet free thing to do is within the 4 Aves, where it is and when it’s available. Thank you!!! Please email your ideas to fillthegap@gapfiller.org.nz

Gap Filler Guided walks

Gap Filler Guided walks

Thursday, 18 August 2016 2:52 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Explore Gap Filler and other temporary projects around our city on a guided walk during the The Breeze Walking Festival 2016 around our central city.   Explore our Ever Evolving City 4 & 5 October 12-1pm Meet at The Commons (corner of Kilmore and Durham Streets) Bookings essential- walk limited to 25. Email fillthegap@gapfiller.org.nz or phone 020 400 35811 Explore […]

PARK(ing) Day 16 September 2016

PARK(ing) Day 16 September 2016

Thursday, 18 August 2016 2:37 p.m. by GapFiller

PARK(ing) Day is your chance to transform a parking space to an active public space for the day, an hour or two over lunchtime or even before or after work and be apart of an annual global event! PARK(ing) Day is an international open sourced event that falls on the thirdFriday of September every year,  where […]

EQ Fix

EQ Fix

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 1:39 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

A super quick update, and some useful links relating to last nights launch.

St Albans Art Society Exhibition on at Eastgate

St Albans Art Society Exhibition on at Eastgate

Thursday, 11 August 2016 10:48 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

If you head down to Eastgate Mall in Linwood before August 21 you can catch the St Albans Art Society exhibition between 9am and 6pm. The society holds art sessions at the St Albans Community Centre on Friday mornings.

7 July Sector Forum and OVTRK August Update

7 July Sector Forum and OVTRK August Update

Thursday, 11 August 2016 7:28 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

p { margin-bottom: 0.25cm; direction: ltr; line-height: 120%; text-align: left; }a:link { color: rgb(5, 99, 193); } This Forum Celebrating Matariki and the Voices of the Third Sector was convened by OVTRK to obtain feedback, from the city’s Third Sector (Not-for-Profit / Non-Government) Organisations (TSOs), on the 2015 research and consequent report by Dr Chrys Horn, Sarah Wylie, and Jane

What an amazing race!

What an amazing race!

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 2:40 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

We celebrated some of the sweet free things to do in our city with an Amazing Race style event for kids and families in the school holidays.   If you missed out and/or would like to do your own Amazing Race here is the map and clues for you to download.  User beware exhibitions may […]

Wild Thing (Kids) Disco

Wild Thing (Kids) Disco

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 1:42 p.m. by GapFiller

During KidsFest we held a disco at the Dance-O-Mat.  It was an awesome evening and a great opportunity to dress up in onesies.  Gap Filler and other folk have previously run discos at the Dance-O-Mat but none specifically for kids.   Special thanks to our volunteers who helped out on the night and to Freiya […]

Latest St Albans News available here

Latest St Albans News available here

Monday, 1 August 2016 10:25 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Latest St Albans News now available

Latest St Albans News now available

Monday, 1 August 2016 10:13 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Sumner Cabaret tickets now on sale!

Sumner Cabaret tickets now on sale!

Thursday, 28 July 2016 1:01 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Sumner Cabaret tickets now on sale! If you have never been to a Sumner Cabaret evening before then you are in for a treat. Always a sell out show and tickets hard to come by. We have been allocated a night so if you want to be part of the fun please email Linda for your...

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 […]