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Mt Pleasant News –  15 July 2014

Mt Pleasant News – 15 July 2014

Friday, 18 July 2014 4:56 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Community input wanted – landscaping of the new community centre While we are still working through the detailed plans for the new centre we have now moved into the phase […]

THEMES:  – Why Are We Anxious?

THEMES: – Why Are We Anxious?

Thursday, 17 July 2014 2:53 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday July 30th, a Clinical Psychologist from the Anxiety Disorders Service, CDHB Most people do not recognise their anxiety for what it is, and can instead think there is something ‘wrong’ with them. Some people are preoccupied with the symptoms of their anxiety (e.g. stomach aches, increased heart rate, shortness of breath, etc.). Others think...

Submission to the Draft Central City Plan, Vol 2

Submission to the Draft Central City Plan, Vol 2

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 3:58 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Submission to the Draft Central City Plan

Submission to the Draft Central City Plan

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 3:58 p.m. by GapFiller

Our . Explains a fair bit about what we’ve been working on, and how we’ve been trying to petition council to adapt a number of regulations to make temporary activities easier!

Gap Filler trust deed

Gap Filler trust deed

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 3:53 p.m. by GapFiller

 – if you’re starting a new charitable trust, feel free to use ours as a template; we cobbled it together from lots of different trust deeds, which are available if you search the register on the page.

Submission to the CCC Three Year Plan (2013)

Submission to the CCC Three Year Plan (2013)

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 3:42 p.m. by GapFiller

The latest designs for The Commons

The latest designs for The Commons

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:05 p.m. by GapFiller

      We’d like to share some of our plans for The Commons (Cnr Kilmore and Durham) with you. The Pallet Pavilion’s departure has allowed us to think about how the whole site, called The Commons, evolves and changes while we still have the ability to make use of the land. We’ve been doing […]

Instant Public Space w/ Alejandro Haiek-Coll –

Instant Public Space w/ Alejandro Haiek-Coll –

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 5:31 p.m. by GapFiller

Outside Centennial Pool, river side

Instant Public Space w/ Alejandro Haiek-Coll

Instant Public Space w/ Alejandro Haiek-Coll

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 5:31 p.m. by GapFiller

Who? Alejandro Haiek-Coll (Elam School of Fine Arts Artist in Residence in association with The Physics Room) in collaboration with Gap Filler Where? Outside Centennial Pool, river side What? Flat-deck trailer, seats, binoculars, umbrellas, plants, traffic cones, signage, fencing, bbq When? Monday, 15 July, 1 – 2pm ONLY Why? Visiting Venezuelan architect, Alejandro Haiek-Coll has spent a lot of […]

Sprouting from the Pallet Pavilion … grassroot businesses

Sprouting from the Pallet Pavilion … grassroot businesses

Monday, 14 July 2014 4:12 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler’s Pallet Pavilion gave a lot of grassroot businesses an opportunity that they might not have got otherwise.   Megan run Café Woohoo, before this she hadn’t even made a coffee! Alex and Martine started the Local Food Project and now run a restaurant at Shop Eight and Te Waka o Maui Watene Māori, […]

Canterbury earthquake memorial

Canterbury earthquake memorial

Monday, 14 July 2014 12:00 p.m. by ArchitectureNow

Online registration is now open for those wanting to submit ideas for the formal memorial to the February 2011 Canterbury Earthquake – the first step in a three-stage process for choosing the memorial design.

WECAN response to water-proofing housing

WECAN response to water-proofing housing

Monday, 14 July 2014 10:19 a.m. by WeCAN

A  'Managed Retreat' would give victims of the earthquakes resolve and ensure for their future, as these victims (many elderly) have now endured 3.5 years of  post-quake duress and stress as a direct result of EQC & Insurances' inefficient policies and procedures which have not ensured safety and good health.

All About Social Anxiety – Hosted by the Social Anxiety Support Group

All About Social Anxiety – Hosted by the Social Anxiety Support Group

Friday, 11 July 2014 11:38 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

  All about Social Anxiety A talk by a clinician from the Anxiety Disorders Service hosted by the Social Anxiety support group, Thursday July 24th. Unless you are currently a member of the Social Anxiety Support group attendance is by registration only, venue and time to be advised . Social Anxiety is the individual anxiety...

Community invited to provide feedback on proposals for the recovery of the east

Community invited to provide feedback on proposals for the recovery of the east

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 9:42 a.m. by EasternVision Popular

New high schools, a city-to-sea river park, eco-sanctuary, flatwater sports lake, heritage garden park, wave garden, and aquatic centres are among more than 25 proposals from the public for the eastern suburbs that feedback is now being sought on. 

Social outcome and outputs 2012-13

Social outcome and outputs 2012-13

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 1:28 p.m. by GapFiller

We went through the rather interesting exercise of tracking what we got up to in the 2012-13 year (April 1 - March 31). It’s not entirely accurate; we only started mid-way through the year so we’re sure to have forgotten a few things. This year, we’re tracking things from the get-go. We’ve represented our Outputs and our Outcomes for the year in a neat one-pager. It gives a good sense of the breadth of Gap Filler’s activities during the year. We&rsquo ...

Forum presentation

Forum presentation

Monday, 7 July 2014 3:38 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Some of you have requested a copy of the presentation.

At the changing of the guard – welcoming new faces, farewelling old

At the changing of the guard – welcoming new faces, farewelling old

Friday, 4 July 2014 5:16 p.m. by greeningtherubble

Change is good and Greening the Rubble has seen a few changes just recently! At our recent strategy meeting it was time to reflect on the year just past, and to look ahead and plan the future. At that meeting our project co-ordinator Rachael Annan announced her resignation, which we accepted with regret.

How to activate a vacant site

How to activate a vacant site

Thursday, 3 July 2014 1:22 p.m. by GapFiller

Petition launched  for road arrows

Petition launched for road arrows

Thursday, 3 July 2014 12:49 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch JP and Labour candidate Tony Milne has launched a petition for CCC to install turning arrows at the corner of Cranford Street and Innes Road. Following a traffic study in 2012 recommending the installation of the arrows the Shirley Papanui community board supported the plan but a second council traffic study threw doubt on […]

Filling important gaps

Filling important gaps

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 4:26 p.m. by GapFiller

Mt Pleasant New 1 July 2015

Mt Pleasant New 1 July 2015

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 4:43 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

A post from our Facebook Don’t know about you but every time I go past Sonny Mikari from the Fulton Hogan team working on McCormacks Bay Rd he really lifts my […]

RecoveryWorks support group

RecoveryWorks support group

Monday, 30 June 2014 10:50 a.m. by AnxietySupport

The support group for Tuesday July 1st cancelled due to there being no Facilitator available for the night.

THEMES:  – Ruminating and Catastrophic Thinking

THEMES: – Ruminating and Catastrophic Thinking

Friday, 27 June 2014 3:39 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday July 2nd, Ron Chambers, Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Service, CDHB Do you constantly replay or obsess over negative situations? Known as rumination, it can feel like a broken record. Your mind rehearses the play-by-play of what led to that horrific breakup or missing a deadline at work. Even when everything is going well, we...

reminder for upcoming forum

reminder for upcoming forum

Friday, 27 June 2014 10:31 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

 

Causing a stir in the local media

Causing a stir in the local media

Thursday, 26 June 2014 5:30 p.m. by GapFiller

Last week, a local PR man, David Lynch was in the Christchurch Mail with an article that criticised The Commons, one of our project sites. 

Awesome Evening - July

Awesome Evening - July

Thursday, 26 June 2014 2:18 p.m. by MinistryofAwesome

Epic Caffeine Adventure #6

Epic Caffeine Adventure #6

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 11:42 a.m. by MinistryofAwesome

Neighbourly connects neighbours and communities

Neighbourly connects neighbours and communities

Monday, 23 June 2014 6:08 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Eighteen years ago when the worldwideweb was in its infancy and dial up was the only way you could access the internet from home, St Albans NeighbourNet operated a private intranet that offered neighbours a way to connect to neighbours, to warn about a mini crime wave in the area and to share information about […]

CCC adds elevation changes and current elevation to the floor level maps

CCC adds elevation changes and current elevation to the floor level maps

Friday, 20 June 2014 2:19 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council and CERA have by request added two new layers to the floor levels map.

An evening with Dr Rob Gordon

An evening with Dr Rob Gordon

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 11:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Oxford Terrace Baptist Church, 288 Oxford Terrace Time: June 19 7-9pm Description: Disaster Psychology Specialist Dr Rob Gordon discusses the challenges fragile communities face in the years following a disaster. How do we address common symptoms and concerns show by people in the third and fourth year after a disaster. How do we address […]

June working bee

June working bee

Monday, 16 June 2014 1:15 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler monthly working bee – this Saturday! 

KidsFest 5 July – 19 July 2014

KidsFest 5 July – 19 July 2014

Monday, 16 June 2014 1:12 p.m. by GapFiller

Dance-O-Mat What is it?  An outdoor dance venue… with lights, speakers and a washing machine – what else do you need? Where is it?  Gloucester Street You will need: a music device such as an mp3 player, phone or laptop… and a $2 coin for every 1/2 hour you want to dance… optional…your dancing shoes and […]

Notification of Incorrect, misleading and potentially dangerous document used for the recovery.

Notification of Incorrect, misleading and potentially dangerous document used for the recovery.

Sunday, 15 June 2014 11:02 a.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

This is our letter to Pete Sparrow, CCC General Manager Building Control and Rebuild and Mike Stannard, Chief Engineer, MBIE. We request that this document is revoked and the PMO’s and the public notified. 

Counting costs

Counting costs

Friday, 13 June 2014 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

St Albans News for June online

St Albans News for June online

Thursday, 12 June 2014 5:23 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Council fixes for flooding, possible soil contamination and celebrating Matariki are among the articles in the June edition of the St Albans News. The print edition will be delivered to 7000 St Albans homes over the weekend of June 14-15 but you can read it right here

CCC implements flood solutions

CCC implements flood solutions

Sunday, 8 June 2014 10:05 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council has come up with some temporary solutions to cope with the flooding, including temporary pumps, vegetation removal, back flow improvements. It is also going to pilot a wrapping solution and will continue to research longer term solutions. The Flooding Taskforce report presented on June 5 gives more details.

The Oldest Building in Canterbury

The Oldest Building in Canterbury

Saturday, 7 June 2014 7:03 p.m. by LostChristchurch

To settle what seems to be a somewhat vexed question, a representative of the Lyttelton Times yesterday made inquiries among a number of the Pilgrims with regard to the authenticity, or otherwise, of the statement that the building now being used as a residence on the South Belt, near the Southern Cross Hotel, was the earliest of the dwellings occupied by the dwellers on the plains. The representative interviewed many persons, and, towards evening, met Mr Edmund Smart, who resides at No. 55, Cas ...

Awesome Evening - June

Awesome Evening - June

Friday, 6 June 2014 3:43 p.m. by MinistryofAwesome

Christchurch – The value of a city

Christchurch – The value of a city

Friday, 6 June 2014 12:37 p.m. by GapFiller

Here’s a wonderful clip featuring our very own Richard Sewell! Shot by Christchurch based film-maker Julian Vares, “The Christchurch earthquake and the subsequent loss of the central city forced locals to reflect on what it was they’d really lost – and what opportunities it presented for change.”        

Where did the Pallet Pavilion go?

Where did the Pallet Pavilion go?

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 2:07 p.m. by GapFiller

Although the last of the Pallet Pavilion is being removed from The Commons, it still lives on in the many pieces that have been distributed around the city to projects, organisations and individuals that are making a difference…

Appreciation

Appreciation

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 12:45 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Greater attention is being paid these days to the dynamics that appreciation plays toward our physical, mental and emotional well being. 

The Transitional City as an educational resource

The Transitional City as an educational resource

Friday, 30 May 2014 10:06 a.m. by GapFiller

A lot of what Gap Filler does involves education.  All of our projects have an education component.  In fact our whole philosophy and the way we work is based around learning new stuff and sharing this with others… In the last month we have had over 400 Lincoln University first year students visiting the city […]

next forum and letter from CERA

next forum and letter from CERA

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 8:00 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi






















THEMES:  – ‘Anxiety and Depression’

THEMES: – ‘Anxiety and Depression’

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 12:42 p.m. by AnxietySupport

New community for North Canterbury

New community for North Canterbury

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 9:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

“We wanna live like Common People… “

“We wanna live like Common People… “

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 10:05 p.m. by GapFiller

We’d like to share some of our plans for The Commons (Cnr Kilmore and Durham) with you all.   

Heartless destruction of garden

Heartless destruction of garden

Friday, 9 May 2014 8:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Helen Ross from Edgeware Village Green got a very nasty surprise when she passed nearby the village green on May 8 – the heart-shaped garden had been destroyed without warning. “Wanton destruction without a moment’s hesitation,” she said, adding: “My heart is crushed.” No one from the Green committee had been given any notice about […]

No more Pavilion. What’s next?

No more Pavilion. What’s next?

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 11:46 a.m. by GapFiller

No more Pavilion. What’s happening?

No more Pavilion. What’s happening?

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 11:46 a.m. by GapFiller

Commons thinking… The volunteer component of the Pallet Pavilion deconstruction has finished and ahead of schedule, too. The pallets have almost all left the site and made their way back to CHEP in Hornby. Once there they get the once-over on a production line where broken boards are wrenched off and replaced, each pallet is […]

New development for Christchurch

New development for Christchurch

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 7:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

Views on St Albans centre use sought

Views on St Albans centre use sought

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 11:37 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Residents’ Association (SARA) wants better use to be made of the transitional centre at 1047 Colombo Street and is surveying residents’ and past users’ views on the centre. “SARA would like to see the centre used to support the recovery of the St Albans residents,” SARA co-chair Emma Twaddell says, “and for […]

May 6, 2012 – Sydenham gets a new piano!

May 6, 2012 – Sydenham gets a new piano!

Monday, 5 May 2014 7:18 p.m. by GapFiller

May 6 – Sydenham gets a new piano! Announcing the arrival of a freshly painted piano at the music room 390 Colombo street. The last piano got rather wet and had to be recycled at Creative Junk, sadly. Now this piano has a new and improved shelter to help it withstand the rain. This piano […]

Gap Filler Working Bee – 17 May

Gap Filler Working Bee – 17 May

Monday, 5 May 2014 11:33 a.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler’s next monthly working bee will be taking place on Saturday the 17th of May. There’ll be work on golf holes, the book exchange and possibly more. AND there’ll be a bbq, as well as bananas and drinks to keep us going (thanks All Good Organics!) Our working bees are an easy way to […]

Age of Anxiety………………

Age of Anxiety………………

Monday, 5 May 2014 11:02 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Anxiety disorders are the most commonly diagnosed mental illness. Now Atlantic editor Scott Stossel has fronted the disorder that he suggests, although a curse, may in some ways also be a blessing. By Catherine Woulfe  24th April, 2014 Scott Stossel, future editor of the Atlantic, spent his childhood crying on sidelines and trembling in corners....

Look Up………………

Look Up………………

Monday, 5 May 2014 10:35 a.m. by AnxietySupport

  If you have an i-phone, Android, cellphone or live your life on a laptop or tablet, or have friends or family that do, then this is a must watch: - http://blog.petflow.com/this-is-a-video-everyone-needs-to-see-for-the-first-time-in-my-life-im-speechless/

CCC seeks public input on flooding

CCC seeks public input on flooding

Friday, 2 May 2014 6:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council is undertaking a survey in the Flockton Basin area on May 3 about flooding that has beset the area multiple times since the earthquakes. On the same day, the public has also been invited to participate in focus groups on the topic at the Edgeware Bowling Club in Madras Street. Two sessions […]

Fun ride along Colombo Street

Fun ride along Colombo Street

Friday, 2 May 2014 6:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A fun ride on Saturday, May 18 along the full length of Colombo Street aims to promote road safety and cycling as an everyday form of transport. Cyclists can join anywhere along the route from 9am, as long as it’s not raining. In that case the event, organised by Spoke Canterbury, will be postponed a […]