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Merchandise – Gap Filler style!

Merchandise – Gap Filler style!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 3:50 p.m. by GapFiller

Check out our latest Gap Filler and RAD t-shirts designed by artist and s leader. Liv Worsnop! We also have some Dance-O-Mat tees, badges, handcrafted jewellery, books and a CD! No we haven’t become a commercial enterprise, just looking at different ways to help fund the cool stuff we do.

Gap Filler badges

Gap Filler badges

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 1:10 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler badges: set of 5 (Buy the t shirt too, click here!) Price: $10 + p&p        

Set of 6 postcards

Set of 6 postcards

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 1:08 p.m. by GapFiller

Set of 6 postcards: a selection of some of Gap Filler’s projects, past and present Price: $10 + p&p  

Songs for Christchurch

Songs for Christchurch

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 9:49 a.m. by GapFiller

  Songs for Christchurch CD Price: $25 Please order direct from Project Freerange here In the weeks after Feb 22nd 2011 a collective of people from Melbourne, San Francisco, Christchurch and Wellington formed to create a fundraising album called Songs for Christchurch. It is a music compilation album donated by twenty-one local and global artists including […]

Pallet earrings

Pallet earrings

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 1:52 p.m. by GapFiller

Pallet earrings by Anita Parris Price: $60 + p&p Design by ChCh artist Anita Parris Inspired by the Pallet Pavilion and handmade with stirling silver.    

Once in a lifetime: city-building after disaster in Christchurch

Once in a lifetime: city-building after disaster in Christchurch

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 1:50 p.m. by GapFiller

Once in a lifetime: city-building after disaster in Christchurch Price: $45 Please order direct from Project Freerange here New Zealand has to rebuild the majority of its second-largest city after a devastating series of earthquakes – a unique challenge for a developed country in the twenty-first century. The 2010-2011 earthquakes fundamentally disrupted the conventions by […]

Christchurch: The Transitional City IV (updated 3rd edition)

Christchurch: The Transitional City IV (updated 3rd edition)

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 1:21 p.m. by GapFiller

Christchurch: The Transitional City IV (updated 3rd edition) Price: $60 Please order direct from Project Freerange here This book is a collection of 183 temporary and transitional projects that have occurred in Christchurch since September 2010.  It illustrates a city dealing with the tragic loss of people and the massive changes to its urban fabric that […]

RAD t-shirt

RAD t-shirt

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 1:14 p.m. by GapFiller

RAD T-Shirt Price: $30 + p&p Design by ChCh artist Liv Worsnop Printed by Liminal with sustainable or organic materials. Liminal are serious about bettering the lives of their producers, so re-invest all profits back to the communities that create the products. Unisex

Dance-O-Mat t-shirt

Dance-O-Mat t-shirt

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 1:13 p.m. by GapFiller

Dance-O-Mat T-Shirt Price: $25 + p&p Design by ChCh artist Jen McBride Mens  Womens

Retro Sports Facility activator!

Retro Sports Facility activator!

Friday, 12 December 2014 11:18 a.m. by GapFiller

We’re looking for someone to help us activate our Retro Sports Facility project across January – March next year. 

Canterbury home repair programme winding up

Canterbury home repair programme winding up

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 11:37 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Canterbury Home Repair Programme, in its current state, will wind up in April 2015. EQC and Fletcher EQR are working with customers to ensure that every home in CHRP is either repaired, underway or that the homeowner knows their …

Notes from most recent forum: Weighing the Anchors

Notes from most recent forum: Weighing the Anchors

Friday, 5 December 2014 11:02 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Weighing the Anchors Thursday 4 December 2014 WEA, 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch Opening:  Rex welcomed everyone to the forum and invited a blessing on the meeting.  Introduction:  Katherine Peet explained the kaupapa of OVTRK and gave an overview of our Sector.  She also told how some people had communicated to her that they felt too angry to come tonight because they are so concerned

Petes Landing

Petes Landing

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 11:24 p.m. by peterboroughvillage

Risen from the Rubble – Pete’s Landing At Pete’s Landing at 10 am on Thursday 4 September, Peterborough villagers will welcome new community initiatives and commemorate the 4th anniversary of the first quake. A new flag has been painted by muralist Pops and will be flown, magazine supply refreshed, local school children will read their …

Village submission (August 2014) re City Planning

Village submission (August 2014) re City Planning

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 10:57 p.m. by peterboroughvillage

Peterborough Village submission (August 2014) re City Planning

December edition of St Albans News

December edition of St Albans News

Saturday, 29 November 2014 9:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

What’s up? In Cranford Street and in Caledonian Road? Find out more of what is going on in St Albans in the December issue of St Albans News Copies are being distributed by volunteers, the weekend of November 29 and …

Where do the boundaries of St Albans lie?

Where do the boundaries of St Albans lie?

Saturday, 29 November 2014 1:45 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Students at the University of Canterbury conducted some research into where residents thought the boundaries of St Albans lie. Most people surveyed thought Bealey Ave, Hills Road, Innes Road and Papanui Road marked the edges of the suburb, while CCC …

The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health

The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health

Friday, 28 November 2014 11:31 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Published on Nov 10, 2014 This compelling talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In this critically important talk, clinical psychologist Julia Rucklidge explores a range of scientific research, including her own, showing the significant role played by nutrition in mental health or illness.    

Feasibility study being done for Malvern Park exercise trail

Feasibility study being done for Malvern Park exercise trail

Thursday, 27 November 2014 2:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Shirley Papanui Community Board has endorsed in principle an exercise trail for Malvern Park.

what OVTRK has been up to and notice of forum

what OVTRK has been up to and notice of forum

Monday, 24 November 2014 11:58 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

We are proud to share a few updates with you-- this email contains a notice for our last forum of 2014, a note on our most recent forum, and a link to a document that OVTRK was able to have some say in. Final forum for 2014A notice for our next forum, WEIGHING THE ANCHORS:  Anchor Projects                          Communities    Following an update from the Christchurch Central City

Welcome to The Commons, Plant Gang!

Welcome to The Commons, Plant Gang!

Friday, 21 November 2014 2:34 p.m. by GapFiller

We’re pleased to welcome the Plant Gang to The Commons. 

Men’s Health Forum

Men’s Health Forum

Friday, 21 November 2014 10:07 a.m. by AnxietySupport

AWARENESS Canterbury Action on Mental Health and Addictions   To celebrate ‘Movember’ we’re holding a Men’s Health forum to create a space for Canterbury men to hear from other guys about looking after our physical and mental health.  All welcome so come along with any questions or just to listen.  Please note: this is a...

Mt Pleasant News 20 November 2014

Mt Pleasant News 20 November 2014

Thursday, 20 November 2014 2:39 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Feeling Alright? 

Stranges and Glendenning Hill Building

Stranges and Glendenning Hill Building

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

Living Well Through Stressful Circumstances

Living Well Through Stressful Circumstances

Monday, 17 November 2014 11:53 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Mental Health Education and Resource Centre New Brighton & South Shore // November 19, 26 and 27 Come along to one of these free evening sessions, where an experienced facilitator will provide you with practical tools to address stress and help you work through the emotional consequences of adversity. This 2 hour session will provide participants with...

Te Waipounamu marae film tour

Te Waipounamu marae film tour

Saturday, 15 November 2014 8:52 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Rehua Marae, 79 Springfield Rd Time: November 25, from 6-7.30pm. Entry by gold coin donation Description: A chance to see films from the film archive, mostly featuring Ngai Tahu. Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision (formerly known as the National …

Paddling pool opens for summer

Paddling pool opens for summer

Friday, 14 November 2014 11:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The paddling pool in Abberley Park opens this weekend (Show weekend) for the summer season. It will remain open until Easter 2015. Take a picnic and enjoy the Park and supervise your toddlers in the pool as there are no …

RecoveryWorks

RecoveryWorks

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 11:16 a.m. by AnxietySupport

RecoveryWorks

Epic Caffeine Adventure #7

Epic Caffeine Adventure #7

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 4:45 p.m. by MinistryofAwesome

THEMES: – Managing Stress from Earthquakes

THEMES: – Managing Stress from Earthquakes

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 9:00 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday November 19th : – Juliet MacLeod, CDHB Anxiety Disorders Service 

Sound Sky

Sound Sky

Monday, 10 November 2014 5:26 p.m. by GapFiller

Sound Sky is a location-sensitive audio-visual artwork that grows over time as people contribute to it. It’s a collaboration between artists, Christchurch organisations and the public. It makes use of an app to allow people to record their memories and thoughts at various locations throughout the city, allowing for reflection and participation in the post-quake […]

Pallet Pavilion shortlisted for the International Award for Public Art

Pallet Pavilion shortlisted for the International Award for Public Art

Monday, 10 November 2014 3:29 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler’s Pallet Pavilion project is one of seven finalists in the International Award for Public Art. An awards ceremony will be held in June next year in Auckland and the winner announced. The awards were initiated in 2011 by two public art magazines (Public Art, China and Public Art Review, USA). They seek to […]

Discussion on Cranford St Extension project

Discussion on Cranford St Extension project

Sunday, 9 November 2014 12:47 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Mairehau Library. Enter from Patrick St at the back Time: November 11 from 7pm Description The community discussion this month involves CCC staff and a discussion on the Northern Arterial and Cranford St Extension Project. SARA co-chair Emma Twaddell …

Port Lyttelton – from a Correspondent

Port Lyttelton – from a Correspondent

Saturday, 8 November 2014 11:02 p.m. by LostChristchurch

This land-locked port of Lyttelton – called occasionally Port Cooper and sometimes Port Victoria – is the main, or rather the only, entrance to the Province of Canterbury. The surrounding hills, which are entirely volcanic, vary in height from 2000 ft, to 6000 ft, and bear, on close inspection, very palpable marks of calcination. The port itself is interesting only from the fact of its being the door to the settlement. It is a mean, insignificant little place, inhabited by persons wh ...

100 Tricks to Help You De-Stress

100 Tricks to Help You De-Stress

Thursday, 6 November 2014 2:46 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Who doesn’t get stressed every now and then? Between work worries (“My deadline is when?!”) and personal pressures (“Whose turn is it to pick up the kids?”), it may feel like you’re always on the brink of being totally overwhelmed. The key is knowing when it’s happening — and being proactive about putting an end...

Residents Assn gifted converted garage

Residents Assn gifted converted garage

Thursday, 6 November 2014 12:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Residents Association (SARA) has been kindly gifted a beautifully converted garage by START Healing. It will be used to house a community co-ordinator and NeighbourNet as well as providing a drop in centre for local residents. “The …

November Awesome Evening

November Awesome Evening

Monday, 3 November 2014 3:01 p.m. by MinistryofAwesome

The monuments men

The monuments men

Monday, 3 November 2014 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

Kids shirts

Kids shirts

Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:15 a.m. by GapFiller

Kids T-Shirts Price: $20 + p&p Unisex

Residents’ association holding AGM

Residents’ association holding AGM

Thursday, 30 October 2014 9:23 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo Street Start Time: November 1, starts 1.30pm Description: The Residents Association is holding its AGM at the St Albans Community Centre. BBQ trailer on site for lunch if you turn up earlier.

Grandstandium for the city!

Grandstandium for the city!

Thursday, 23 October 2014 1:01 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler’s latest project is the Grandstandium, a relocatable mini-grandstand. The Grandstandium is an addition to the Retro Sports Facility at The Commons. The Grandstandium provides seating for 30 atop a trailer and comes with a scoreboard, commentary box and binoculars for added drama. The Grandstandium is our version of CCDU’s stadium anchor project, presently […]

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 Popular

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 Popular

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.

Forum notes - Keeping the "Community in Mind"

Forum notes - Keeping the "Community in Mind"

Monday, 20 October 2014 2:40 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

One Voice Te Reo Kotahi Sector Forum: Keeping the Community in Mind 7.30pm, 15 October 2014 Christchurch Polytechnic CPIT Whare Wanaka Mihi & Karakia  The meeting opened with a welcome from Rex and a karakia given by Emma.  Introduction:  Katherine gave the background to OVTRK and the sector in Canterbury before outlining the evening’s programme. Speaker:  Barnaby Bennett.  Barnaby

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 Popular

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 Popular

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