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Day 906 - On the Road to Recovery screens 26 August

Day 906 - On the Road to Recovery screens 26 August

Thursday, 15 August 2013 1:54 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

 

Day 906 - SCIRT - project information

Day 906 - SCIRT - project information

Thursday, 15 August 2013 9:06 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

(Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team) is rebuilding the city's earthquake damaged roads, fresh water, wastewater and stormwater networks.

Avonside photography project update

Avonside photography project update

Thursday, 15 August 2013 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The University of Canterbury have posted more information about the project   .

Day 905 - Hoon Hay Network

Day 905 - Hoon Hay Network

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 9:05 p.m. by addingtonaction

The monthly meeting of the Hoon Hay Network was held at Rowley Resource Centre today at lunchtime. Attending were many representatives of organisations in the area who come together to listen to useful speakers, pass on updates and swap notes for the betterment of the people.

Among other speakers today, Mike Peters gave a 10 minute talk and demo about the uninsured home repair programme about to kick off that will fix 200 homes in South Christchurch of the next few years.
In the discus ...

AA Insurance - more on the July progress update

AA Insurance - more on the July progress update

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 7:45 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

In my post on the 10th of August () the observation was made that nearly half the AA Insurance rebuilds had “been cashed settled which, on the face of it, suggests a full replacement policy isn’t all it was advertised to be.”

Day 904 - CHCH101 returns

Day 904 - CHCH101 returns

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 8:11 p.m. by addingtonaction

Earlier this afternoon the CHCH101 class from University of Canterbury arrived to help paint and finish off wee jobs at 124 Garlands Rd Depot.

The jobs done well were
The trailer of gear was loaned by the Student Volunteer Army.

The keen team were
Everyone had a good time, most learnt new skills and a number were keen to come back help again especially on the pole barn build. So they are going to keep an eye on the website and the facebook page for when to turn up.

Ci ...

Southern Response - the use of lighter cladding for rebuilds

Southern Response - the use of lighter cladding for rebuilds

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 8:00 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

If you have/had a brick house that is to be rebuilt it appears the Southern Response may substitute a lighter material for the external cladding. The news release is  and reads:

Powers needed to keep engineers in line

Powers needed to keep engineers in line

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 1:29 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

The Press – Opinion by Andrew Cleland, chief executive of the Institution of Professional Engineers. 

Building act changes

Building act changes

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 1:10 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Changes have recently been made to the building act, after earthquake claims have been lodged. .

CCC Floor Levels

CCC Floor Levels

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 12:42 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

Information about floor levels and changes resulting from the earthquakes can be found on the council’s website here: .

Reflections from the Fukushima Disaster

Reflections from the Fukushima Disaster

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 12:18 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular



Lawyers cry foul over EQC rewiring stance

Lawyers cry foul over EQC rewiring stance

Monday, 12 August 2013 10:23 a.m. by EmpoweredChCh

EQC now requires homeowners to upgrade old wiring, at their own cost, before repairs can start. Find out why lawyers believe EQC is obligated to pay for re-wiring, not the homeowner…. read the full article, by Liz Mcdonald, The Press.

Day 903 - SCIRT - Moorhouse Ave - Central City / Sydenham - Stormwater repairs *Update*

Day 903 - SCIRT - Moorhouse Ave - Central City / Sydenham - Stormwater repairs *Update*

Monday, 12 August 2013 9:09 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

From SCIRT

Moorhouse Ave - Central City / Sydenham - Stormwater repairs *Update*




Insurance disputes process failing Christchurch

Insurance disputes process failing Christchurch

Saturday, 10 August 2013 3:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Cancern has met with the insurance ombudsman to pass on these concerns.

Southern Response - progress report to July 2013

Southern Response - progress report to July 2013

Saturday, 10 August 2013 8:02 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Local government democracy and the future of Christchurch

Local government democracy and the future of Christchurch

Friday, 9 August 2013 10:35 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Subsequent talks include city councillor Rev Peter Beck talking about who tells who what to do, Canterbury District Health Board member Olive Webb on autocracy, Andrew Dickerson, former Chief Executive of Age Concern Canterbury Andrew Dickerson on planning for an ageing population in our new city. Associate Professor John Hopkins from the University of Canterbury’s Law School’s talk on September 18, considering whether earthquakes are bad for democracy, brings the series to a close.

Questions for St Albans election candidates

Questions for St Albans election candidates

Friday, 9 August 2013 8:46 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Is there a burning issue or a pointed question you would like to put before:

Local elections’ deadlines loom

Local elections’ deadlines loom

Friday, 9 August 2013 8:29 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

If you have moved but haven’t updated your details or enrolled as a new voter you have until next Friday to organise it. Otherwise you won’t receive voting papers in the mail. However, if you miss the deadline you can …

New Pump Bike Track

New Pump Bike Track

Friday, 9 August 2013 4:56 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre & Residents Association Inc Dear  Committee Re:  Ferrymead Park pump track This is to inform the Residents Association that the Council is working with the [...]

Day 900 - fruit & veggie orders

Day 900 - fruit & veggie orders

Friday, 9 August 2013 6:46 a.m. by addingtonaction


There are 568 orders from 20 of the 22 CSFVC distribution centers for fruit and veggie

  0 Addington Action
  0 Addington School
15 Bower Ave
25 Burnham
11 Comcare Addington
  1 CSCGT
40 Discovery
47 Eureka St
18 Hoon Hay Presbyterian
50 Manuka Cottage at Church Sq
50 Opawa Baptist
26 Pensacola Cres
29 Reformed Church in Hornby
14 Riccarton Community Church
24 Rolleston
25 Rowley Resource Centre
24 Salvation Army Sydenham ...

Community Update 8 August 2013

Community Update 8 August 2013

Thursday, 8 August 2013 7:03 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Apologies in advance Hi there. If you have sent in any information to go in the newsletter which is not in here it could be that it was lost in [...]

Day 899 - SCIRT - Brougham Street - Opawa - Heathcote River Bridge repairs *Update*

Day 899 - SCIRT - Brougham Street - Opawa - Heathcote River Bridge repairs *Update*

Thursday, 8 August 2013 8:31 a.m. by addingtonaction

From SCIRT

Brougham Street - Opawa - Heathcote River Bridge repairs *Update*





This notice is an update for an and a .

We are now on the final stage which involves the removal of the existing abutments and approaches, construction of new approaches and jacking of the existing bridge onto the new abutments.


The final pile was driven in at the end of May. The pile work has taken longer than expected due to:

Earthquake-prone buildings

Earthquake-prone buildings

Thursday, 8 August 2013 7:42 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has published the media release for the policy decision on managing earthquake-prone buildings (here). Part of the release states: The new system is designed to strike a better balance between protecting people from harm in an earthquake and managing the costs of strengthening or removing earthquake prone buildings. When the

Oral health and arthritis seminar

Oral health and arthritis seminar

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 10:36 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Oxford Baptist Church, 288 Oxford Terrace (on the corner with Madras St), ChristchurchLink out: Click here Time:August 24, 10 am Description: For people with arthritis, loss of dexterity can have an impact on oral hygiene. This seminar will cover …

Deadline for September edition of St Albans News

Deadline for September edition of St Albans News

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 10:25 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The deadline for the next issue of St Albans News (non-local body materials) is August 19. Please send any articles/photos to news@stalbans.gen.nz

Topic: ‘Stop Worrying and Start Living’

Topic: ‘Stop Worrying and Start Living’

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 4:49 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Tuesday August 13th with Anna Dalzell, Programme Coordinator, RecoveryWorks Worry feeds into and perpetuates a state of anxiety.  There is however no need to live with worry and anxiety that keeps you from enjoying a full, active and happy life.  ‘How to Stop Worrying and Start Living’ was first published in 1948 by Dale Carnegie. ...

New Zealand Made App “CalmKeeper” is here…

New Zealand Made App “CalmKeeper” is here…

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 4:36 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Manage panic attacks as they happen. CalmKeeper gives you tools to quickly move from panic to peace. Designed by Kiwi clinical psychologists, CalmKeeper helps you build skills to manage moments of stress and uncertainty. More…

Day 898 - banana galore

Day 898 - banana galore

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 3:12 p.m. by addingtonaction

From the co-op packing today


Day 897 - SCIRT - Kitchener Place - Opawa - wastewater repair *Update*

Day 897 - SCIRT - Kitchener Place - Opawa - wastewater repair *Update*

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 8:35 a.m. by addingtonaction

From SCIRT
Kitchener Place - Opawa - wastewater repair *Update*



As you will be aware work is currently underway along Newbery Street and was expected to commence along Kitchener Place this week. Our original notice can be found here:
Due to an unexpected change in programme our work has been delayed (see map 1):

If you have any questions, or for any other information about this work, please contact the Fletcher Infrastructure Rebuild Team on from 8:30am to 5:00 ...

Day 897 - tempory depot appilcation submitted

Day 897 - tempory depot appilcation submitted

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 3:03 p.m. by addingtonaction

The application for a site specific temporary depot at 124 Garlands Rd was submitted today to the the city council "planning" department.

The application includes a cover letter, the application itself, a check list and a series of site plans and elevations.

This follows on from the failure of the city council planners to supply a correct PIM that had been requested. They admited the document they supplied was faulty but refused to correct it. The PIM was requested by Addington Act ...

Day 897 - co-op buy

Day 897 - co-op buy

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 9:48 a.m. by addingtonaction

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

Insurers - Changing a rebuild to a repair.

Insurers - Changing a rebuild to a repair.

Monday, 5 August 2013 9:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Today’s Press has an article by Lane Neave law firm partner Dr Duncan Webb on insurers changing a rebuild into a repair. This article is part of an on-going "agony uncle" series on how the law applies to certain situations. The article is here, and worth reading. There is also an e-mail address at the bottom of the article if you have a question you would like to submit. .

A Penny Stamp for All Places – Cathedral Square c.1908

A Penny Stamp for All Places – Cathedral Square c.1908

Sunday, 4 August 2013 10:08 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

“There are two classes of Christchurch postcards – those with the Cathedral and those without.” The elegance of a lost age is captured in this exquisite photochrom postcard taken in Cathedral Square. The Edwardian photographer has recorded a moment in time, circa 1908, taken from outside the Christchurch Post and Telegraph Exchange. Women dressed in wide Edwardian hats and dress coats seem to waft through the scene. A gathering of ladies encircle a horse-drawn bus, perhaps bidd ...

Appeal to politicians to deal with risks to NZ

Appeal to politicians to deal with risks to NZ

Saturday, 3 August 2013 4:49 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: D Theatre, CPIT, Madras St (opposite Countdown)Link out: Click here Time: August 14, 7.30pm Description: Find out more about the ecological and financial risks to New Zealand and join others in a cross party appeal to do something about …

League game for Rugby Park

League game for Rugby Park

Saturday, 3 August 2013 2:25 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Rugby Park will host its first rugby league game ever when the St Albans ground hosts the Canterbury Rugby League grand final on August 11. The AMI stadium at Addington was built on Rugby League Park but even though League …

Day 894 - Opawa residents rallying to help

Day 894 - Opawa residents rallying to help

Saturday, 3 August 2013 2:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

A recent development has been the growing number of Opawa residents living in and around Garlands Rd who have come forward to help Addington Action. Some have been helping with site construction, supplied water for concrete and brought food for the troops.

Once the depot at 124 Garlands Rd opens in Spring, there will plenty of jobs for locals to do. So far there are local people prepared to

Addington Action has a 5 year lease with the city council for 124 Garlands Rd. A temporary e ...

Day 894 - great job Rochester and Rutherford Hall students

Day 894 - great job Rochester and Rutherford Hall students

Saturday, 3 August 2013 1:51 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

16 volunteers turned up today to construct another section of the access driveway at 124 Garlands Rd.

14 came from Rochester and Rutherford Hall, University of Canterbury. They were led by their enthusiastic president, Alex Cheesbrough.

Patrick Goggin, a very experienced builder, came and was in charge for the day.

The existing driveway needed to be levelled out so that delivery trucks with hiabs can safely use it to drop off pallet loads of materials. AP40 was used to fill ...

Christchurch Police - Facebook page

Christchurch Police - Facebook page

Friday, 2 August 2013 9:58 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Christchurch police have just set up a Facebook page to help Christchurch people be safe and feel safe. The page, which is here, has been active for less than two days and is already very popular.  See the faces of those with whom the police would like to have a chat. Anyone you know? .

Day 893 - safe & warm training guide

Day 893 - safe & warm training guide

Friday, 2 August 2013 6:15 p.m. by addingtonaction

The first draft of the training guide for Wrap Around Groups has been created. It will be checked with a number of groups next week to make sure it fits neatly with other services and get a tweak. It will then be emailed out to the 17 who attended the recent training workshop on 30 July.


This training booklet will be made available to course participants from a shared folder in Addington Action's Information management System on Gooigle Drive.

Pallet Pavilion Summer job!

Pallet Pavilion Summer job!

Friday, 2 August 2013 5:40 p.m. by GapFiller

As you know, the Pallet Pavilion is staying around for one more Summer thanks to the amazing fundraising effort that took place across May and June this year. The Jansen family who took on the venue and bar management were great and from them and our own observations, we  learned a lot last Summer about how [...]

Handsome and substantial – Warner’s Hotel, Cathedral Square

Handsome and substantial – Warner’s Hotel, Cathedral Square

Friday, 2 August 2013 3:18 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

On the north east corner of Cathedral Square, the Commercial Hotel, owned by John Etherden Coker (1832 – 1894) was opened in 1863. The name Warner’s was not used until the hotel’s third owner, William Francis Warner (1836 – 1896) purchased the establishment in 1873 and renamed it Warner’s Commercial Hotel. Warner the Hero Warner was one of Christchurch’s most respected members of the licensed victuallers’ fraternity who owned Warner’s Hotel for twe ...

Day 893 - Addington Action training programme

Day 893 - Addington Action training programme

Friday, 2 August 2013 11:20 a.m. by addingtonaction

Addington Action recently received $4,000 funding from the to pay for the training costs of its members and volunteers doing quake recovery work. This training budget is for the skills needed by people to carry out their volunteer Addington Action jobs better. The training money has to be spent by 31 March 2014.

There is nothing to stop other groups which  will no longer be available after 31 March 2014.

Training courses run at different times of the year. They range i ...

Southern Response – asbestos handling information

Southern Response – asbestos handling information

Friday, 2 August 2013 7:14 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Southern Response have added the following information to their website (here), describing how properties with asbestos will be treated. Before your repair work begins the main repair contractor will assess whether they need to test for the presence of asbestos in building materials in your home - based on the age, construction materials used and the nature and location of earthquake damage.

Day 893 - fruit & veggie orders

Day 893 - fruit & veggie orders

Friday, 2 August 2013 7:02 a.m. by addingtonaction


There are 526 orders from 19 of the 22 CSFVC distribution centers for fruit and veggie

  1 Addington Action
  0 Addington School
15 Bower Ave
27 Burnham
10 Comcare Addington
  0 CSCGT
38 Discovery
45 Eureka St
20 Hoon Hay Presbyterian
38 Manuka Cottage at Church Sq
50 Opawa Baptist
22 Pensacola Cres
28 Reformed Church in Hornby
  0 Riccarton Community Church
24 Rolleston
27 Rowley Resource Centre
24 Salvation Army Sy ...

Learn about affordable housing and community land trusts

Learn about affordable housing and community land trusts

Thursday, 1 August 2013 5:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: CCC offices, Hereford Street Time: August 19, 12:30- 1.30pm Description: Dr Louise Crabtree, a visiting scholar hosted by Lincoln University, will give a talk on Community Land Trusts and affordable housing. She has been involved with such trusts in …

Write your quake experiences on the Temple walls

Write your quake experiences on the Temple walls

Thursday, 1 August 2013 5:05 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch people will be invited to write their earthquake experiences, or anything else they wish to let go of, on the walls of the Temple for Christchurch before the temple is burnt to the ground to symbolise release and moving …

Day 892 - Garlands Rd site plan revised

Day 892 - Garlands Rd site plan revised

Thursday, 1 August 2013 10:34 a.m. by addingtonaction

Architect Max



Day 892 - web traffic rises steeply

Day 892 - web traffic rises steeply

Thursday, 1 August 2013 9:57 a.m. by addingtonaction

Web traffic to www.addingtonaction.org.nz continues to rise

EQC cuts costs with lower standards

EQC cuts costs with lower standards

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 8:46 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

EQC cuts costs with lower standards by Simon Munro and John Goddard, stuff.co.nz

Day 891 - friends

Day 891 - friends

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

met over coffee yesterday at Addington Coffee Co-op to discuss taking on increasing range of jobs and involving more people as they do it.

is an organised group of supporters of Addington Action made up of people who are not eligible to be Addington Action members and have no vote over what Addington Action does. It is run autonomously by the group who choose what support projects they would like to take on and they are doing a great job.

Its a bit like the situation where musici ...

Day 891 - friends meet

Day 891 - friends meet

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

met over coffee yesterday at Addington Coffee Co-op to discuss taking on an increasing range of jobs and involving more people as they do it.

is an organised group of supporters of Addington Action made up of people who are not eligible to be Addington Action members and have no vote over what Addington Action does. is run autonomously by the group who choose what support projects they would like to take on and they are doing a really great job.

It's a bit like the situation wh ...

Day 891 - 511 fruit and veggie packs today

Day 891 - 511 fruit and veggie packs today

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 3:22 p.m. by addingtonaction

A big chocolate slab cake was eaten today by 45 members of the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op for packing 511 orders today going over 500 orders for the first time.

The next cake will be for reaching 600.

Women’s Self Development Course

Women’s Self Development Course

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:52 p.m. by AnxietySupport

  This course offers an opportunity to enhance your sense of self worth. You will learn more aobut your physical, mental and spiritual health. Ideal for clarifying your ideas and learning to care for yourself more effectively. This course is provided by the Next Step Centre for Women at C.P.I.T. Date: Tuesdays from 13th August...

CERA - updated Cabinet Papers and Minutes

CERA - updated Cabinet Papers and Minutes

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 6:27 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CERA yesterday updated its page of Cabinet Papers and Minutes (here). A quick check indicates that the changes fall into four categories. The first is replacing unsigned documents with signed copies. The second is updated versions with some or all of the information that was withheld in the past. Third is where a larger paper has now been broken down into a separate document, and the fourth new

Yoga/pilates fitness class

Yoga/pilates fitness class

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 4:08 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Robyn Alderson is a non-profit, independent, community fitness instructor offering Yoga/Pilates pre-choreographed fitness classes in St Albans twice a week. The classes are held at Colleen Murray Dance studio at 520 Cranford Street from 6.30pm on Wednesdays and 8.30am on …

Day 890 - co-op buy

Day 890 - co-op buy

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 3:26 p.m. by addingtonaction

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

Banana 39
Grapes (black) 58 one pack each)
Pears 28 (DC's. Lovely pears. Skin marks but don't transfer into the fruit. Just the way a DC pear is. Lovely and juicy)
Yams 13 (one crate of 20 kg and five crates of 15kg)
Pumpkin 32 (one each)
Carrots 26 (already packed into 1kg bags. One bag each)
Cauliflower 64 (one each)
Oranges 26  (note – Other hubs have grapefruit instead)

Day 890 successful wrap around group training workshop

Day 890 successful wrap around group training workshop

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 3:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

17 people came to the Healthy Christchurch lunchtime seminar today about the Addington Action free home repair programme for uninsured residents.

The talk covered
A detailed explanation was given of how the repair process will be organised and the role of Wrap Around Groups as the place of first contact for residents requiring this service. This was done by using a job board (kanban board) to show the flow of repair jobs alonmg a timeline.

There was a great Q & A session wit ...

Theatre club for home-schoolers

Theatre club for home-schoolers

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 2:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Are you home-schooling your children? Does your child have a dramatic streaK? Send them to Louise Glossop’s Theatre Club at Abberley Park Hall on Thursday afternoons from 1.30-2.30pm. “The sessions start with a warm-up followed by drama games, and end …

Theatre club for children

Theatre club for children

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 2:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Does your child have a dramatic streaK? Send them to Louise Glossop’s Theatre Club at Abberley Park Hall on Thursday afternoons from 1.30-2.30pm. “The sessions start with a warm-up followed by drama games, and end with a rehearsal of a …

Day 888 - Kanban Board 1

Day 888 - Kanban Board 1

Monday, 29 July 2013 2:37 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Todays job was setting up a for Addington Action to speed up work and reduce bottlenecks. A kanban board is a visual tool that reduces complexity and stress and having to remember where things sit in a queue.

Other visual tools common in life are a paper calendar or a map on a wall.

Each chunck of work gets a seperate bit of A4 paper. It gets moved along a big pin board as it flows thru the system. The beauty of a Kanban board is reducing the number of tasks on the go at anyone ti ...