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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 ...

Healthy Community Day

Healthy Community Day

Friday, 12 July 2013 12:32 p.m. by AnxietySupport

 

Day 872 - co-op order processing

Day 872 - co-op order processing

Friday, 12 July 2013 7:38 a.m. by addingtonaction

Tracy processes all the CSFVC orders from the distribution centres every Friday morning at 7am before going to work.

Day 871 - CERA visit

Day 871 - CERA visit

Thursday, 11 July 2013 11:00 a.m. by addingtonaction

Got a visit from someone from CERA today to discuss ways to support the repairs of uninsured homes in Christchurch to keep people safe and warm. More involvement and support expected. A number of ways CERA could help were discussed.

Southern Response - progress report to June 2013

Southern Response - progress report to June 2013

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 8:55 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Day 870- Bower Ave joins co-op

Day 870- Bower Ave joins co-op

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 6:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Another distribution centre has opened and joined the CSFVC. Tennyson St distribution centre has split in two with some of its existing members setting up another distribution centre at Bower Ave to cope with growing demand.

Tennyson St, Eureka St and Bower Ave are all connected to a very staunch working class family, their mates and neighbours.

Awesome work.


Bower Ave
16 Bower Ave
Co-op inquiries Barbara Murch 027-208-1099, 381-4695
Wednesdays 12noon - 4pm
O ...

Day 869 - Brownlee replies to CanCERN open letter

Day 869 - Brownlee replies to CanCERN open letter

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 11:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

09 JUL 2015
Leanne Curtis
CanCERN
leanne@cancern.org.nz

Dear Ms Curtis

Thank you for , regarding the Earthquake Commission (EQC). I regret the delay in my response.

Your email raises a number of issues with EQC’s delivery of service and proposes potential solutions. The matters that you raise are operational issues and therefore it would be inappropriate for me to comment further.

I understand that CanCERN has regular communication with EQC, including through ...

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 Popular

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 ...