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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

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

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

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

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 

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).