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CCC decides no public hearings for Edgeware Plan

CCC decides no public hearings for Edgeware Plan

Saturday, 27 July 2013 8:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

No public hearings will be held for the draft Edgeware Master Plan Plan because 89 per cent of submissions are in favour of it. The Shirley Papanui Community Board recommended that such hearings were not necessary because of the plan’s …

THX 4 THE MEMORIES

THX 4 THE MEMORIES

Saturday, 27 July 2013 8:47 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

In November 2011 there was a blog entry Photographing the loss of Avonside (here) about a project to record a number of post-earthquake personal experiences. The purpose was to record, over a period of years, the lives of some Avonside residents as they and the suburb experienced the after-effects of the earthquakes. The first phase of the project is more or less complete and those of you who

“Letter From New Zealand” …or Provincial Propoganda?

“Letter From New Zealand” …or Provincial Propoganda?

Friday, 26 July 2013 8:27 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Dear Father and Mother, l arrived here all safe on the 23rd of September, after a splendid voyage of 94 days without a single storm. I enjoyed the voyage very much and was kindly treated by everybody, plenty to do and plenty of friends. I have nothing to say against the Government, for they looked well after the single girls, and we have had the £5 given to us for industry and good conduct on board the ship, so that I am quite free, which is a great thing. I was able to earn by my needle on the ...

Day 886 - how to refer uninsured people for free home repairs

Day 886 - how to refer uninsured people for free home repairs

Friday, 26 July 2013 2:14 p.m. by addingtonaction



Uninsured homes in Hoon Hay, Hillmorton, Spreydon, Addington, Sydenham, and Waltham are being repaired by volunteers under the coordination and guidance of Addington Action. These suburbs are in the Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board area.

Addington Action is gearing up for the Spring and Summer rush and needs the help of support service providers to act as a to provide the social support required for the residents of these uninsured homes. This will allow Addington Action ...

Day 886 - fruit & veggie orders

Day 886 - fruit & veggie orders

Friday, 26 July 2013 8:31 a.m. by addingtonaction


There are 511 orders from 21 of the 22 CSFVC distribution centers for fruit and veggie packs next week. The orders will be packed and distributed on Wednesday 31 July.

1 chocolate slab cake coming up to celebrate at the packing!

  0 Addington Action
  7 Addington School
14 Bower Ave
25 Burnham
10 Comcare Addington
  1 CSCGT
35 Discovery
43 Eureka St
16 Hoon Hay Presbyterian
42 Manuka Cottage at Church Sq
50 Opawa Baptist
22 Pens ...

“The Sick, Faint Feeling of Violent Shakes,” Jane Deans

“The Sick, Faint Feeling of Violent Shakes,” Jane Deans

Thursday, 25 July 2013 10:06 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

For one of our city’s most famous early women settlers, poor health had marred not only her voyage to New Zealand but also her arrival to her new home at Riccarton. From the moment Jane Deans boarded the sailing ship at Plymouth for Canterbury in November of 1853, she suffered from motion sickness. As the voyage progressed, her sea sickness became so severe, she could neither face hot tea nor food of any kind. Only just married to John Deans in October, Jane was also suffering from morning ...

Rudyard Kipling’s Flying Visit to Christchurch

Rudyard Kipling’s Flying Visit to Christchurch

Thursday, 25 July 2013 8:49 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

By Our Special Reporter Yesterday morning I was at the Christchurch railway station with the intention of going to Port by the five minutes to eight train, in order to meet Mr Rudyard Kipling, who was a passenger on the Talune. I found that the steamer had arrived early in the morning, and that some of her passengers had already come up to town. I made enquiries in what I considered likely quarters, but could not ascertain whether or not Mr Kipling had been among these passengers. My enquiries w ...

Day 885 - visit from Todd Foundation

Day 885 - visit from Todd Foundation

Thursday, 25 July 2013 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Christina from Todd Foundation visited the Garlands Rd depot earlier today. The Todd and Tindall Foundations have jointly paid for costs of the pole barn.

Christina had a good look at the scale model and what has been done on site already. Phineas, the head kitten, came along as well for the first visit since his leg cast came off.

Everyone was happy!

Sum insured - what amount should you insure your house for? What could go wrong?

Sum insured - what amount should you insure your house for? What could go wrong?

Thursday, 25 July 2013 7:15 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

As mentioned in previous posts, future house insurance policies will be based upon what YOU have assessed as being the cost of rebuilding. This isn’t just the cost of time and materials, it also includes costs relating to demolition and disposal of the rubble, surveys, local and regional council consents, legal fees, plus others that are complex (e.g. disposing of asbestos) or don’t come to  mind

Coastal Pathway project gets a boost from Fulton Hogan

Coastal Pathway project gets a boost from Fulton Hogan

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by CoastalPathway

The 6.5 km Coastal Pathway from Ferrymead to Sumner has received a welcome boost thanks to a $250,000 contribution from construction company Fulton Hogan. The company is rebuilding the causeway across McCormack’s Bay and as part of that project it …

July 24: August sitters required for the Pavilion

July 24: August sitters required for the Pavilion

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 11:29 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

It’s time to find another round of PALLET PAVILION SITTERS to Sign Up for August!!! The response so far has been wonderful and we are going to ask you, your family, your friends to keep helping us with this… Please go to the link below and take it from there. Quite simply, the money we can [...]

Earthquake Assessment Service for Wellington

Earthquake Assessment Service for Wellington

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 9:40 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC have publicised a house assessment programme Quakecheck, that uses services offered by the New Zealand Master Builders Federation and Certified Builders Association and is available anywhere in the Wellington city area. The purpose of the programme is to assess the risk an earthquake will pose to your house. The cost is $160 (see here for cost information and inspection details), and it is

Earthquake information for Wellingtonians.

Earthquake information for Wellingtonians.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 9:35 p.m. by avonsidechch

EQC, Civil Defence and other agencies produce a range of information sources that are useful pre and post earthquake. New Zealand’s highly variable geography and geology means that the information is of a general nature. For those who want to do a bit of research on earthquake preparedness for a city with some characteristics similar to Wellington, the San Francisco area offers a range of useful

Day 883 - site plan revision

Day 883 - site plan revision

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 9:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Max Capocaccia, the architect sent through the revised site plans for 124 Garlands Rd earlier today.

The council planner wanted the area for car parking to be clearly marked on the site plan.

Thanks Max for all your help.

Day 883 - co-op buy

Day 883 - co-op buy

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 1:54 p.m. by addingtonaction

The buy for the packing at the co-op tomorrow is (crates and cartons). Bought by Craig

Bananas 33
Apples 24
Kiwi 22
Lemons 11
Broccoli 18
Leeks 18
Carrots 22
Onions 37
Oranges 1 bin

Volunteer @ Your Place

Volunteer @ Your Place

Monday, 22 July 2013 8:54 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: St Albans Baptist Church, 64 McFaddens Road Time: September 17 1-6pm Description: Volunteer Canterbury is running sessions in different communities showing how people can get more involved in their local community as volunteers. September is the turn of St …

Asbestos in houses

Asbestos in houses

Monday, 22 July 2013 8:37 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

EQC will only remove asbestos from Christchurch homes where the claddings have actually been damaged by the quakes. Any other asbestos-removal is the responsibility of the homeowner. Asbestos materials were used in houses in New Zealand from 1940s to 1990s …

EQC customers can phone for their engineering report

EQC customers can phone for their engineering report

Monday, 22 July 2013 8:26 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

EQC’s Reid Stiven told a NewstalkZB interview hosted by Chris Lynch on July 16 that any EQC customer who wants their engineering should just call 0800DAMAGE and request a copy. This is not an OIA request so you are entitled …

Get to know your neighbours – CCC is paying

Get to know your neighbours – CCC is paying

Monday, 22 July 2013 8:12 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

If you are planning a spring fling in your neighbourhood after the brouhaha of the local elections has died down, the city council has a small subsidy available through the local community board for your street party. As long as …

Free soup and movie lunch

Free soup and movie lunch

Monday, 22 July 2013 7:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: St Albans United Church, Corner of Nancy Avenue and Knowles Street Time: August 8 12-2pm Description: The St Francis of Assisi Parish Mairehau holds free soup and movie lunches, once a month during the winter. This is a time …

For Wellington

For Wellington

Sunday, 21 July 2013 8:30 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

It has been a hard day for many of you. Like other forms of strife, being in the centre of it creates a perspective few others can truly appreciate. Hopefully the night will be quiet and sleep comes quickly. Take a couple of days off and celebrate the fact that the worst didn’t happen.

Day 881 - earthquke survival 101

Day 881 - earthquke survival 101

Sunday, 21 July 2013 5:50 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

There has been a swarm of quakes on the main fault line in the sea bed between the South Island and Wellington in the last 24 hours.

Day 881 - earthquake survival 101

Day 881 - earthquake survival 101

Sunday, 21 July 2013 5:50 p.m. by addingtonaction

There has been a swarm of quakes on the main fault line in the sea bed between the South Island and Wellington in the last 24 hours.

Here is some experience learnt in Christchurch if you get hit by a really big one.

Good luck if it goes to custard.

Community Update 10 July 2013

Community Update 10 July 2013

Sunday, 21 July 2013 2:53 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Didn’t really need this one – read here about the major slip on  yesterday.

Transitional centre deemed a hazard

Transitional centre deemed a hazard

Saturday, 20 July 2013 10:04 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The article did not say why the centre in particular was a hazard but the other places were deemed hazards because of potential flooding. Parts of the city are lower than they were before the quakes and are more prone to flooding.

Love and Loss at the Silver Grid

Love and Loss at the Silver Grid

Saturday, 20 July 2013 1:13 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Alfred and May Burn’s ‘Silver Grid’ at 107 Manchester street, just south of Tuam street, was a boarding house and amusement parlour. In October 1909, the front portion of the ground floor was occupied by slot machines, a billiard room, and a temperance bar and eating house.

The Spanish Beauty and the Beast – The Silver Grid Murder

The Spanish Beauty and the Beast – The Silver Grid Murder

Saturday, 20 July 2013 1:13 p.m. by LostChristchurch

For £55, reports The Press in 1909, an Antipodean may travel to London and back via the Cape, and secure a very pleasant holiday. “Twopenny tubes and penny buses are to be hailed in preference to taxis, and champagne chicken suppers are not to be on the daily menu, but a traveller could live and do fairly handsomely at a rate of a little over £3 per week.” French aviator and inventor Louis Blériot has, in July 1909, flown the English Channel for the first time in man’s history. ...

The Spanish Beauty and the Beast – The Manchester St Murder

The Spanish Beauty and the Beast – The Manchester St Murder

Saturday, 20 July 2013 1:13 p.m. by LostChristchurch

For £55, reports The Press in 1909, an Antipodean may travel to London and back via the Cape, and secure a very pleasant holiday. “Twopenny tubes and penny buses are to be hailed in preference to taxis, and champagne chicken suppers are not to be on the daily menu, but a traveller could live and do fairly handsomely at a rate of a little over £3 per week.” French aviator and inventor Louis Blériot has, in July 1909, flown the English Channel for the first time in man’s history. ...

July 19: CCC Submisison

July 19: CCC Submisison

Friday, 19 July 2013 2:30 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Filler, Greening the Rubble and Life in Vacant Spaces made a joint submission to CCC’s 3-year plan recently. CCC has proposed a 30% cut to the budget line where funding for these three initiatives comes from.

July 19: CCC Submission

July 19: CCC Submission

Friday, 19 July 2013 2:30 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler, Greening the Rubble and Life in Vacant Spaces made a joint submission to CCC’s 3-year plan recently. CCC has proposed a 30% cut to the budget line where funding for these three initiatives comes from. This submission was written and presented by Dr Ryan Reynolds (Chair, Gap Filler Trust and Strategic Advisor to [...]

CCC Submission

CCC Submission

Friday, 19 July 2013 2:30 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler, Greening the Rubble and Life in Vacant Spaces made a joint submission to CCC’s 3-year plan recently. CCC has proposed a 30% cut to the budget line where funding for these three initiatives comes from. This submission was written and presented by Dr Ryan Reynolds (Chair, Gap Filler Trust and Strategic Advisor to […]

Chair report for Gap Filler Trust 2012/2013

Chair report for Gap Filler Trust 2012/2013

Friday, 19 July 2013 2:11 p.m. by GapFiller

Click here to download pdf of Ryan Reynolds’ Chair report for Gap Filler Trust for 2012/3 (April – March).

July 19: Chair report for Gap Filler Trust 2012/2013

July 19: Chair report for Gap Filler Trust 2012/2013

Friday, 19 July 2013 2:11 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

FORUM: ‘All about Social Anxiety’

FORUM: ‘All about Social Anxiety’

Friday, 19 July 2013 1:24 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Everyone can relate to feeling anxious before giving a presentation, asking someone out on a date or going to a job interview. But for people who experience Social Anxiety there is an intense and on-going fear of being scrutinised and negatively evaluated by others. This can happen in even the most seemingly non-threatening day-to-day situations, such as ordering food in a restaurant, signing one’s name in public or getting on a bus.

Day 877 - Garlands Rd information

Day 877 - Garlands Rd information

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 6:58 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

All of the files to do with getting the emergency depot at 124 Garlands Rd built have been shared via the web with a core group charged with getting it built.

Quake builders’ work at standstill

Quake builders’ work at standstill

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 6:53 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Builders are laying off staff and say they face economic ruin in Christchurch because insurance companies and Fletcher EQR are taking too long to approve earthquake work writes Shelley Robinson of The New Zealand Herald. Read the full article article.

Day 877 - reply from Brownlee

Day 877 - reply from Brownlee

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 3:51 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

 

Support Hub for Canterbury Men

Support Hub for Canterbury Men

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 2:20 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

 

Joint venture to benefit Christchurch

Joint venture to benefit Christchurch

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 9:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Arrow International and global construction giant China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) have signed a memorandum of understanding to enter into a joint venture. Discussions between the two entities about partnering to assist in the commercial rebuild of Christchurch began last year.

EQC - Additional information posted on the Home Repair Programme page

EQC - Additional information posted on the Home Repair Programme page

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 7:47 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC have added more important material to the Home Repair Programme page here. The headings for the additions are: Find out more information about the Canterbury Home Repair Programme Find out more about pre existing building issues The issue of asbestos Urgent repairs Certificate of title notification The last addition, notices on land titles, will have major insurance and re-sale

Pita Kucha : Tuesday, 23rd July 2013

Pita Kucha : Tuesday, 23rd July 2013

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 7:16 a.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Builders hung out to dry

Builders hung out to dry

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 6:57 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Southern Response - foundation repair trials

Southern Response - foundation repair trials

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

From the Southern Response website ():

EQC owns up to home repair letter error

EQC owns up to home repair letter error

Monday, 15 July 2013 5:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

EQC recently sent 4000 letters to customers in its Canterbury Home Repair Programme containing information not relevant to their claims. While they received the correct claim information (eg: claim number), the letter or email may have referred to a situation …

EQC, floor levels and (in)competency

EQC, floor levels and (in)competency

Monday, 15 July 2013 7:29 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Yesterday Radio New Zealand () ran an item where EQC was accused of:

Social wellbeing index set up by CERA

Social wellbeing index set up by CERA

Sunday, 14 July 2013 11:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A wellbeing index based on data from multiple agencies is being set up by CERA to track the progress of the social recovery of Canterbury following the earthquakes. The data will look at issues such as health, employment and housing and enable CERA to target areas to focus on during the coming months and years.

Day 874 - CKA turns drain into stream

Day 874 - CKA turns drain into stream

Sunday, 14 July 2013 5:15 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today 9 volunteers turned up from the to complete a landscaping job at 124 Garlands Rd.

Radio New Zealand news - EQC assessments of damaged houses wrong

Radio New Zealand news - EQC assessments of damaged houses wrong

Sunday, 14 July 2013 9:17 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Radio New Zealand has reported this morning that:

The Mystery of the Severed Hand

The Mystery of the Severed Hand

Saturday, 13 July 2013 10:26 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Eight miles from Christchurch on the seacoast there is a popular watering-place called Sumner. It nestles in a pretty cove or bay between the estuary of the Avon and Heathcote Rivers to the north and a spur of the Lyttelton Hills, called Scarborough, which juts into the sea to the south, and terminates in a bold and precipitous bluff. Between the estuary and the bluff is a curving beach of soft sand – a favourite bathing-place for Christchurch residents, though known to be dangerous in cer ...

Northern Arterial Extension

Northern Arterial Extension

Saturday, 13 July 2013 4:52 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular



Five great reasons to live in St Albans this winter

Five great reasons to live in St Albans this winter

Saturday, 13 July 2013 3:23 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

How about a local EQ support group for St Albans?

How about a local EQ support group for St Albans?

Saturday, 13 July 2013 2:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The idea of these groups comes from Dr Rob Gordon, an Australian psychologist and disaster recovery specialist who has visited New Zealand through the auspices of the Red Cross and has spoken at number of well attended and positively received public talks on the various stages of recovery. Mary expressed an interest in collaborating with local community leaders to start a group locally. Regular local groups can provide mutual support and the opportunity to share solutions. Mary feels such a grou ...

EQC update - error with some “Know where you stand” letters

EQC update - error with some “Know where you stand” letters

Friday, 12 July 2013 9:10 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC announced today () that there has been an error in about 4,000 “know where you stand” letters. From the EQC website (important bit has been highlighted):

Day 872 - more progress at Garlands Rd

Day 872 - more progress at Garlands Rd

Friday, 12 July 2013 6:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

More was achieved at Garlands Rd today.

Fixing uninsured houses

Fixing uninsured houses

Friday, 12 July 2013 2:04 p.m. by stalbanscommunity




Day 972 - fundraising information

Day 972 - fundraising information

Friday, 12 July 2013 1:23 p.m. by addingtonaction

Elaine Mayo is the co-ordinator of Friends of Addington Action, a group set up as a support organisation for Addington Action.

Elaine has taken on the job of sorting out the fundraising records, making sure it is all in order and doing the written reports to donors, funders and sponsors.

This collaboration has been made possible because of the establishment of the Addington Action Information Management System that uses Google Drive for cloud storage of files, and ring binders for ...

Day 872 - fundraising information

Day 872 - fundraising information

Friday, 12 July 2013 1:23 p.m. by addingtonaction

(FAA) is a group set up as a support organisation for Addington Action so that the Addington Action members can focus on hands on earthquake recovery projects in South Christchurch. Supporters in the rest of NZ or overseas are welcome to join .

Contact to sign up. There are plenty of ways to help.

FAA co-ordinator Elaine Mayo has just taken on the job of sorting out the fundraising records, making sure it is all in order and doing the written reports to donors, funders and spons ...

NZDA-Colgate Free Dental Days

NZDA-Colgate Free Dental Days

Friday, 12 July 2013 12:41 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

NZDA-Colgate Free Dental Days:
Do you suffer from dental problems but feel unable to seek care due to financial constraints? Do you have a current community service card?
Here is a fantastic opportunity to get one of your dental problems
solved for free.

The New Zealand Dental Association, in partnership
with Colgate, is offering two free dental days, 20 and 21 July 2013.
Christchurch Hospital is providing their Oral Health Centre,
2 Riccarton ...