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Stand up for Youth

Stand up for Youth

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 8:34 p.m. by stalbanscommunity



Supporting workers in the rebuild.

Supporting workers in the rebuild.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 8:25 p.m. by avonsidechch

Paul Watson has an opinion piece in today’s Press raising the importance  of rebuild workers getting “… decent jobs with good wages, a safe work environment and a voice in how the city and the rebuild progress.”

July 9: Gap Filler’s CYCLE-POWERED CINEMA – Postponed

July 9: Gap Filler’s CYCLE-POWERED CINEMA – Postponed

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 6:16 p.m. by GapFiller

Sorry folks, OPEN STREETS has been postponed due to July 14th imminent nasty weather. New date is September 29. CPC will be back then. Gap Filler’s Cycle-Powered Cinema returns this weekend, for one day only. A real crowd-pleaser when it was first launched in February 2012, Gap Filler is running “Cycle-Powered Cinema – Take 2” [...]

July 9: Gap Hunt in collaboration with KidsFest

July 9: Gap Hunt in collaboration with KidsFest

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 6:14 p.m. by GapFiller

8 things to do this school holiday at Gap sites around town…   Go on a Gap Hunt around town and see what you can find (you can print a copy of the map here or pick it up from the Pallet Pavilion).   Play a round of Gap Golf in the inner city.  Visit the Pallet [...]

Day 869 - 100 students on August 3

Day 869 - 100 students on August 3

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 5:59 p.m. by addingtonaction

More great news!

Day 869 - Workers need good support in rebuild

Day 869 - Workers need good support in rebuild

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 10:57 a.m. by addingtonaction

Reprinted from
9/7/2013


Much has been written on the effects of the earthquakes on our community but little has been said about what post-quake Canterbury is like for workers.

So what of the current state of the Canterbury workforce and what opportunities will there be for it as economic activity cranks up? What is the role of unions in post-quake Canterbury and what effect will government policies around employment law, health and safety and migration make?

We all k ...

Learn to grow vegies with Hand Over a Hundy

Learn to grow vegies with Hand Over a Hundy

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 12:03 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Families in East Christchurch are being challenged to grow their own vegetables as part of the Hand over a Hundy scheme. The scheme is particularly aimed at families with children aged 12-24. Participants are sponsored a hundy (or $100) to …

Floor level survey quality questioned

Floor level survey quality questioned

Monday, 8 July 2013 7:40 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The accuracy of the measuring tools is being called into question and measurements can be wildly inaccurate. Staff carrying out the surveys for eqc and insurance companies are often not qualified, spend much less time on the job than a qualified surveyor and their tools have not been verified according to Adam Cowie, a qualified surveyor from Topografo.

City air bad

City air bad

Monday, 8 July 2013 7:21 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

It began with the lifting of the cordon around central Christchurch. The streets belong to pedestrians at least, again.

A week that was

A week that was

Monday, 8 July 2013 7:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

It began with the lifting of the cordon around central Christchurch. The streets belong to pedestrians at least, again. It was a week in which we learnt that the the council had not learnt from the communications issues highlighted in …

Tenants Protection Association surveys renters

Tenants Protection Association surveys renters

Monday, 8 July 2013 7:11 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Some Christchurch residents are trapped in unaffordable accommodation unable to move to healthier rental accommodation, to pay for heating or save up for a deposit to purchase a home, according to a survey by the Tenants Protection Association.

Study into seismic design for timber buildings

Study into seismic design for timber buildings

Monday, 8 July 2013 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Lease contracts in post-quake study

Lease contracts in post-quake study

Monday, 8 July 2013 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Day 867 - yesterdays article

Day 867 - yesterdays article

Sunday, 7 July 2013 2:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

By Mike Peters

I was looking forward to reading the article that was yesterday.

John McCrone rang up and came to do the interview a few weeks back. Originally John had wanted to do an article to be published around the opening of 124 Garlands Rd. Endless delays caused by the Council consents process put paid to that.

John is senior feature writer at The Press so I was curious to see what his take on it all would be.

I have learnt in my short life that other people of ...

Day 866 - helping people help themselves

Day 866 - helping people help themselves

Saturday, 6 July 2013 8:16 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

AA Insurance - Sum insured for Canterbury customers – cover for retaining walls (bad news for Wellington and Auckland too?)

AA Insurance - Sum insured for Canterbury customers – cover for retaining walls (bad news for Wellington and Auckland too?)

Saturday, 6 July 2013 7:40 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

AA have updated their new policy information to include two questions and answers relating to retaining walls (they are basically the same question put twice). 

EQC & DBH - deviousness with house floor levels?

EQC & DBH - deviousness with house floor levels?

Friday, 5 July 2013 8:22 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Adrian Cowie, Director of Topografo Ltd., has written an article pointing out the inappropriate (incompetent and deceitful?) practices being used by EQC on the basis of the Department of Building and Housing’s less than professional amendment to building guidelines.

Day 865 - bus stop ready to roof

Day 865 - bus stop ready to roof

Friday, 5 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

The Garlands Rd job today was finishing off a "bus stop" style small shelter. Following on from 2 weeks ago, the remaining timber framing was cut, painted and assembled. The guttering was inserted after a lot of notching and trimming. Next Friday, the roof iron needs to be cut, painted and put up with roofing nails.

Enough timber to make 2 warehouse style heavy duty storage racks was also cut today. These will be painted and then assembled,and then put into storage till the pole barn is e ...

Anxiety Support in North Canterbury

Anxiety Support in North Canterbury

Friday, 5 July 2013 12:51 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Day 864 - 50 binders

Day 864 - 50 binders

Thursday, 4 July 2013 10:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

The ongoing reorganisation of Addington Action to expand capacity and reliability continues ...

90% of the paper records are now in a structured system of 50 ring binders that in turn contain dividers. This job was supposed to have been done last winter but was delayed due to cancer surgery for the volunteer responsible.

The same files are now also stored electronically on Google Drive in a hierarchy of 407 folders nested in side each other. Using 2.3GB (15%) of 15 GB storage avail ...

New EQC booklet - Settling land claims

New EQC booklet - Settling land claims

Thursday, 4 July 2013 9:29 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC have released a new booklet that provides a summary of the land settlement claim process. There is information in the booklet on:

Day 864 - Phil Nussbaumer gets a community service award

Day 864 - Phil Nussbaumer gets a community service award

Thursday, 4 July 2013 8:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

Phil Nussbaumer recieved a community services award tonight from the Spreydon Heathcote Community Board.



Nominated by Mike Peters and Christine Blance

Phillip Nussbaumer has been involved with Addington Action since it
began on 22 February 2011. A committee member and street representative,
Phillip has built long drops and delivered food parcels.

A very dedicated and skilled person, Phillip quietly helps out in the
background and is always prepared to suppor ...

Day 864 - PIM and proper

Day 864 - PIM and proper

Thursday, 4 July 2013 4:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

The saga with the city council consents department over 124 Garlands Rd continues....

The PIM that was issued in May wrongly referred to Resource Consent requirements that had to be met in order for the building to go ahead.

Someone finally rang from the council planners and admitted that the PIM by the council was wrong and would be reissued with the corrections.

Thank you.

A revised PIM and a form to apply for an emergency depot are to be sent by email from the coun ...

July Forum

July Forum

Thursday, 4 July 2013 3:20 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular



Business students build positive community organisations

Business students build positive community organisations

Thursday, 4 July 2013 1:45 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Business students at the University of Canterbury are part of a pilot project to help build positive community organisations. Second-year business students taking the paper Management 208 – Principles of Leadership are learning a range of skills that have been …

Cranford St likely to be rezoned business/commercial

Cranford St likely to be rezoned business/commercial

Thursday, 4 July 2013 1:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Most of Cranford Street is likely to be rezoned business/commercial due to the proposed four laning of part of the street. The Shirley Papanui Community Board plans to advocate for this zoning change to encourage the development of appropriate commercial …

Day 863 - Quake homeless grows

Day 863 - Quake homeless grows

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 10:00 p.m. by addingtonaction


3/7/2013

By Lois Cairns
Christchurch tenants are now paying an average of $400 a week in rent - $107, or 36 per cent, more than they did before the September 2010 earthquake.

Over the same period, the average weekly rent for the rest of the country has increased by $37 a week, or 11 per cent.

Latest figures from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment show that finding a rental for less than $300 a week is becoming increasingly difficult in Christchurch, w ...

Day 863 - Free legal education workshops from Community Law Canterbury

Day 863 - Free legal education workshops from Community Law Canterbury

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 9:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Best mid-year wishes from Community Law Canterbury - we hope things are going well for your group and that you've got through the recent bad weather unscathed!

Community Law Canterbury are running some of the free legal education workshops in the second half of this year.  These afternoon or evening workshops are ideal if you're a manager or on the Board of a Christchurch-based not-to-profit organisation - you are very welcome to attend!

This series of workshop will be of ...

THE MOOD SWINGERS – A new singing group!

THE MOOD SWINGERS – A new singing group!

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 11:06 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Hi everyone, there is an exciting new weekly peer group singing opportunity at MHAPS, starting this Friday at 11am. There is no need to have any previous experience singing or any sense that that you feel like you can sing! We are lucky to have Rachel Bayliss as our leader and tutor. She is not...

THE MOOD SINGERS – A new singing group!

THE MOOD SINGERS – A new singing group!

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 11:06 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Faster broadband for parts of St Albans

Faster broadband for parts of St Albans

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 9:31 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Ultrafast broadband will be available in parts of St Albans over the next year. Enable, the company laying ultrafast broadband cable, has indicated that “Edge ware” alongside Shirley and Richmond will benefit from the new cable. Enable is the cable …

A word from SCIRT on McCormacks Bay Road

A word from SCIRT on McCormacks Bay Road

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 1:02 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

For an update on the Causeway works see 

Christchurch Transitional (Cardboard) Cathedral

Christchurch Transitional (Cardboard) Cathedral

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Day 862 - Tenants Protection Association Rental Survey Report

Day 862 - Tenants Protection Association Rental Survey Report

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 7:37 a.m. by addingtonaction

A survey carried out by Tenants Protection Association (ChCh) on rent increases and housing conditions has found that .

"Tenants can't afford to pay for power bills, food, petrol, or going to the doctor. They can't afford to find more suitable housing or save anything for a house deposit because their rents keep going up. Above all, tenants feel stressed, worried, depressed and fearful of the future," says Helen Gatonyi, manager of TPA.

"Enough is enough… it's time for this governm ...

Sum Insured update – AA Insurance’s guidelines for Canterbury homeowners (and the rest of the country)

Sum Insured update – AA Insurance’s guidelines for Canterbury homeowners (and the rest of the country)

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

AA Insurance have added a whole set of Q&As to their website for Cantabrians, to assist in coming to grips with the new method of insuring houses.  As AA Insurance seem to be the trendsetters for sum insured house policies, the information on their site will be good background material for those insured with other companies. Useful reading too for homeowners outside Canterbury, particularly those in earthquake or flood hazard areas.

EQC - Timeframe for settlement of under $15,000 claims

EQC - Timeframe for settlement of under $15,000 claims

Monday, 1 July 2013 11:25 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC update - Canterbury FAQs

EQC update - Canterbury FAQs

Monday, 1 July 2013 11:17 p.m. by avonsidechch

The change involves the addition of a new section on cash settlements where claims are under $15,000.  You can find them toward the bottom of the page, or click on the link just below to continue reading them on the blog.

Green Stitch

Green Stitch

Monday, 1 July 2013 5:31 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

Urban Archipelago

Urban Archipelago

Monday, 1 July 2013 5:29 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

Green Buffer

Green Buffer

Monday, 1 July 2013 5:18 a.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

Linear Corridor

Linear Corridor

Monday, 1 July 2013 5:14 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

Extending the Retail Precinct

Extending the Retail Precinct

Monday, 1 July 2013 5:11 a.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

Day 860 - CKA takes on landscaping

Day 860 - CKA takes on landscaping

Sunday, 30 June 2013 3:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

The (CKA) often sends volunteers to help Addington Action with quake recovery work.

is a state in southern India.

To help get Garlands Rd depot up and running, CKA has taken responsibility for doing all of the landscaping work needed on the site over the next few months.

Today 7 CKA members came at 11.30 to carefully spread tree mulch around the existing planting of native shrubs on the road frontage. They have also offered to turn up during the 4 week build of the pole ba ...

Signing course key to the world of the deaf

Signing course key to the world of the deaf

Saturday, 29 June 2013 11:05 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Do you know someone who is deaf but have difficulties communicating with them? The local branch of the Deaf Association is running a New Zealand sign language evening course once a week for six weeks starting on Thursday, August 1. …

Day 858 - big stockpile of food

Day 858 - big stockpile of food

Friday, 28 June 2013 5:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today, Sibash & Mike headed up the hill to Elaine's place to clean up 20 banana boxes of tinned food so they can go into storage to be used to feed volunteer workers good hearty lunches. The food had been donated from many sources since the quake including
The food includes
Elaine is co-ordinator of Friends of Addington Action and has kindly loaned a spare room to store the tinned food till the 124 Garlands Rd Depot opens.

There are also 8 cartons of dry biscuits yet to come to ...

Topic Meeting: ‘Anxiety and Your Relationships’

Topic Meeting: ‘Anxiety and Your Relationships’

Friday, 28 June 2013 3:51 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Please contact our office on (03) 377 9665 or email info@anxietysupport.org.nz for more info.

Forum Meeting: ‘Dependency, Medications and More…’

Forum Meeting: ‘Dependency, Medications and More…’

Friday, 28 June 2013 3:47 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday July 3rd. A new Forum that builds on the popularity of our regular ‘Anxiety and Medications’ (also delivered by the Anxiety Disorders Unit). We are seeking to better understand the dependency issues associated with some medications. Is it simply a physical dependency that causes us to experience symptoms when some medications are withdrawn? Or...

A Term 3 Evening Course @ MHAPS

A Term 3 Evening Course @ MHAPS

Friday, 28 June 2013 3:18 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Breathing and Relaxation  Monday evenings from 6 – 7.30pm Starting 29th July Learn how to breathe and relax with Rosemary Mannering, physiotherapist   $2 contribution per session to help with course costs. Light refreshments provided. Please phone 365 9479 to reserve a place During this course you will discover how stress and anxiety are linked...

June 28: Pallet sponsors, find your name?

June 28: Pallet sponsors, find your name?

Friday, 28 June 2013 3:03 p.m. by GapFiller

The names of those of you who sponsored a pallet for a year (379 people!) are being painted on the pallets over the next week – thanks to some of our wonderful volunteers. They’re about 1/4 of the way through!  It’s a huge job!

Pallet sponsors, find your name?

Pallet sponsors, find your name?

Friday, 28 June 2013 3:03 p.m. by GapFiller

The names of those of you who sponsored a pallet for a year (379 people!) are being painted on the pallets over the next week – thanks to some of our wonderful volunteers. They’re about 1/4 of the way through!  It’s a huge job! Those of you who are to receive other rewards from Pledge […]

The latest news in St Albans

The latest news in St Albans

Thursday, 27 June 2013 8:29 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Find out why some people are laughing their heads off in St Albans, especially on Sundays, in the July edition of St Albans News. And why people like living in St Albans. Download from here. Deliveries of the print edition …

Christchurch Council votes to commit $9.9m towards the Coastal Pathway

Christchurch Council votes to commit $9.9m towards the Coastal Pathway

Thursday, 27 June 2013 6:50 a.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

On the 25th june, 2013, at a Christchurch City Council meeting, councillors voted unanimously to commit $9.9m towards the coastal pathway project to begin being spent immediately. $750,000 has been allocated for improvements along the current Causeway rebuild.

Day 856 - a happy co-op

Day 856 - a happy co-op

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 8:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

The confidence of co-op members in running the co-op is rising in leaps and bounds.








Term 3 Evening Courses @ MHAPS

Term 3 Evening Courses @ MHAPS

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 4:48 p.m. by AnxietySupport

A Term 3 programme @ MHAPS

A Term 3 programme @ MHAPS

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 4:48 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Mindfulness Are you affected by: Racing thoughts? Feeling flustered? Being unable to relax? A short concentration span?   Learn how to be content in the ‘Now’ with Tim Wilson. Mindfulness provides ways to calm your mind.  If thoughts of earthquakes, work, relationships or life are stressing you out, then this course with teach you great...