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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...

New MHAPS Wellbeing Workshops!

New MHAPS Wellbeing Workshops!

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 3:20 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Community Update 23 June 2013

Community Update 23 June 2013

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 12:16 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

This is what you can get at the Mobile Library every Monday 10am to 12 noon at the Mt Pleasant Community Centre car park McCormack’s Bay Road. Last week a little bit of rain didn’t stop Emily 4yrs and Jasmine 2yrs from visiting the library to get their books! While they were there they called into the and had a great time, not to mention eating the fresh baking Ali and Jan had prepared.  For more details of   

CERA update - Community Issues and Questions

CERA update - Community Issues and Questions

Monday, 24 June 2013 9:45 p.m. by avonsidechch

CERA have updated their Community Issues and Questions page by adding three new questions (at the bottom of the page ). One of the questions is relevant to those who are still in the Red Zone. At this stage there are no answers available.

Edgeware Village retailers still doing it tough

Edgeware Village retailers still doing it tough

Monday, 24 June 2013 6:54 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Edgeware Village Business Group has $10,000 from the Canterbury Earthquake Appeal Trust to promote the area and encourage the 12,000+ locals to shop there, and others to visit.

June 24: Pallet Pavilion-Sitters needed for July please!

June 24: Pallet Pavilion-Sitters needed for July please!

Monday, 24 June 2013 5:46 p.m. by GapFiller

Wow! Where does the time GO? Nearly end of June and we need another round of PALLET PAVILION SITTERS to Sign Up for July!!! The response for May and June from so many of you has been wonderful but 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.

Insurance Council and building consents – a case of the pot calling the kettle black?

Insurance Council and building consents – a case of the pot calling the kettle black?

Sunday, 23 June 2013 8:40 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Earlier this evening (Sunday) a media release was sent out from the Insurance Council (ICNZ) welcoming the progress being made by CCC on issuing building consents. At the same time ICNZ took it upon itself to warn CCC that “… the council “can’t take its foot off-the-peddle””.

Day 853 - refiling project

Day 853 - refiling project

Sunday, 23 June 2013 6:04 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

Proposed alcohol policy affects suburbs too

Proposed alcohol policy affects suburbs too

Friday, 21 June 2013 11:51 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Part of the inner city, known as the Inner City Entertainment Precinct, will have a 3am closing time.

Lianne Dalziel seeks Mayoralty

Lianne Dalziel seeks Mayoralty

Friday, 21 June 2013 11:25 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch East MP Lianne Dalziel has finally announced that she is seeking the Christchurch Mayoralty in October. But unlike a previous politician who sought the mayoralty in 2010, she won’t try to do two jobs. She plans to resign her …

Know where you stand - a new EQC webpage

Know where you stand - a new EQC webpage

Friday, 21 June 2013 10:54 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Know where you stand is a new webpage aimed at providing very basic statistical information on the progress EQC has made, and what is happening in EQC’s programme of contacting all claimants. The information is not particularly breath stopping however the page may become a means of finding out what is happening, or scheduled to happen. For instance the page advises that this week EQC is

A little, big building

A little, big building

Friday, 21 June 2013 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

The Carlton Hotel, an iconic Christchurch watering hole on the corner of Bealey Avenue and Papanui Road, will soon reopen its doors.

Day 850 - free home repairs process tweak

Day 850 - free home repairs process tweak

Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:45 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Addington Action has been fixing quake damaged uninsured homes in South Christchurch for free.

Day 850 - ComCare Trust Job Connect

Day 850 - ComCare Trust Job Connect

Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:30 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

As of today, any person with mental health issues wishing to volunteer with Addington Action will first need to go see on Lincoln Rd phone 377 2903 and be referred to Addington Action.

ComCare Trust - Job Connect with great kindness and experience specialises in assisting people recovering from mental illness to return to the work force.

Addington Action does not have the time or expertise to provide support but ComCare Trust - Job Connect does. Safety issues are very important fo ...

Day 850 - Podio to sponsor Addington Action

Day 850 - Podio to sponsor Addington Action

Thursday, 20 June 2013 8:30 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Landscape is temporary

Landscape is temporary

Thursday, 20 June 2013 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Check roads on website before travelling

Check roads on website before travelling

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 7:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Day 849 - simply awesome

Day 849 - simply awesome

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 7:16 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

Japan v NZ disaster recovery

Japan v NZ disaster recovery

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 11:30 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular





Evaluating the government’s temporary housing

Evaluating the government’s temporary housing

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 10:59 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) has released a report  on the temporary housing provided at Kaiapoi, Linwood Park and Rawhiti Domain. The report can be downloaded from .

Day 848 - big tick from Dave

Day 848 - big tick from Dave

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 2:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Dave, Addington Action's volunteer tech, gave the new computer network the big tick today. Dave comes in once a week to briefly check everything and take away the back ups.

Dave, a router engineer, pinged away, logged into the router and checked all the settings making sure everything was safely behind the firewall.

The Addington Action network runs out of the Bush Telly server cabinet which has never been hacked.

Rubbish collection days changing

Rubbish collection days changing

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 12:27 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Day 847 - 90mm rain

Day 847 - 90mm rain

Monday, 17 June 2013 9:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

90mm of rain has soaked Christchurch since Saturday night in a continous drizzle.

Thousands of quake damaged homes are leaking or dripping for yet another winter.

Progress update - AA Insurance

Progress update - AA Insurance

Monday, 17 June 2013 8:35 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Nature Play Space

Nature Play Space

Monday, 17 June 2013 8:02 p.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

 

Community Update 15 June 2013

Community Update 15 June 2013

Sunday, 16 June 2013 3:12 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Not an original name but it suits this little event perfectly! A community morning tea every Monday morning from 10am to 12 noon, aimed to tie in with the Mobile Library visit at the same time.. Hosted by the bubbly Ali and Jan with freshly made baking in the offing – this morning tea will set you up for the week. See here for 

Open day at Rehua Marae celebrates Matariki

Open day at Rehua Marae celebrates Matariki

Saturday, 15 June 2013 8:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

These open day at the marae is the culmination of a number of Rehua Marae events starting on June 25, celebrating Matariki.

CCC consulting on community facilities

CCC consulting on community facilities

Saturday, 15 June 2013 8:36 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Residents Association seeking community input

Residents Association seeking community input

Saturday, 15 June 2013 8:31 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

If you would like to get involved in either of these topics please contact Emma at SARA@stalbans.gen.nz

Western Assn Football celebrates centenary

Western Assn Football celebrates centenary

Saturday, 15 June 2013 7:40 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

In May, the Shirley Papanui Community Board gave the Association $2000 from its discretionary response fund towards the production of a centenary booklet.

Report on Edgeware Village Master Plan

Report on Edgeware Village Master Plan

Saturday, 15 June 2013 6:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Public consultation closed on 10 April 2013.

Edgeware Rd intersection shaky

Edgeware Rd intersection shaky

Saturday, 15 June 2013 6:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Land around the Edgeware Road/Barbadoes Street is still not stable despite repairs and local retailers are reporting a sunken manhole and increased shaking when heavy vehicles travel north or south. Local businessman Tim Clyne was so concerned about the state …

Day 845 - networked

Day 845 - networked

Saturday, 15 June 2013 2:36 p.m. by addingtonaction

Yesterday the borrowed Bush Telly computer that Addington Action uses died. Some loud beep beeps and it was all over.

Luckily everything is backed up. But it made the printer inaccessible which is a real urgent problem.

So the last of the computer equipment budget got spent buying a very fast wireless router to network the laptops, mobile phones together and to have a cable connection to the printer. And a RAID drive was bought to connect to the router for backing up the Cloud sync ...

Day 845 - networked at last

Day 845 - networked at last

Saturday, 15 June 2013 2:36 p.m. by addingtonaction

On Thursday afternoon the borrowed Bush Telly computer that Addington Action uses died. Some loud beep beeps and it was all over.

Luckily everything is backed up. But it made the printer inaccessible which is a real problem because it gets used a lot so a solution was urgent.

So the last of the computer equipment budget got spent Thursday buying a very fast wireless router to network the internet to the laptops and mobile phones and to supply a cable connection to the printer. And ...

Day 844 - sausages with that guttering?

Day 844 - sausages with that guttering?

Friday, 14 June 2013 5:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Sibash & Mike were working at 124 Garlands Rd today and had to go get some guttering from Bunnings Riccarton. All good - then as we were about to leave, Dane kept asking if we wanted sausages to go with our order.

June 10: Look who’s joined us on the site – The Arcades Project

June 10: Look who’s joined us on the site – The Arcades Project

Friday, 14 June 2013 12:36 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

A project by the Festival of Transitional Architecture in collaboration with Life in Vacant Spaces, Ryan Reynolds and Andrew Just; the Arcades inscribe the former axis of Victoria Street next to the Pallet Pavilion.

Look who’s joined us on the site – The Arcades Project

Look who’s joined us on the site – The Arcades Project

Friday, 14 June 2013 12:36 p.m. by GapFiller

A project by the Festival of Transitional Architecture in collaboration with Life in Vacant Spaces, Ryan Reynolds and Andrew Just; the Arcades inscribe the former axis of Victoria Street next to the Pallet Pavilion. These structures are temporary and can be installed on other sites around Christchurch in the future. Marquees and food caravans can […]

Oct, 2013: The Arcades Project

Oct, 2013: The Arcades Project

Friday, 14 June 2013 12:36 p.m. by GapFiller

The Arcades Project is an architectural art work comprised of a series of temporary arch structures which can be utilised as a transitional market space.  The Arcades inscribe the former axis of Victoria Street on the Commons site. It is a project by the Festival of Transitional Architecture in collaboration with Life in Vacant Spaces, […]

The Arcades Project.

The Arcades Project.

Friday, 14 June 2013 12:36 p.m. by GapFiller

The Arcades Project is an architectural art work comprised of a series of temporary arch structures which can be utilised as a transitional market space.  The Arcades inscribe the former axis of Victoria Street on the Commons site. It is a project by the Festival of Transitional Architecture in collaboration with Life in Vacant Spaces, […]

EQC - updated information on land and building claims

EQC - updated information on land and building claims

Thursday, 13 June 2013 9:05 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC have published updated information on claims . The information is based upon newspaper advertisements being run by EQC, the topics are listed below. For each topic a copy of the published material published can be downloaded.

Broken time

Broken time

Thursday, 13 June 2013 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Improvement for Cyclists on McCormacks Bay Road

Improvement for Cyclists on McCormacks Bay Road

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 7:36 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Topic:Anxiety and Positive Psychology

Topic:Anxiety and Positive Psychology

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 3:23 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Around 40% of your sense of wellbeing is likely to arise from chosen and intentional activities, those thoughts and behaviours that require your effort and can result in lasting change and increases in long-term happiness and subjective wellbeing. These intentional activities may include the practice of optimism, hope, and goal-setting, the identification and engagement of strengths and meaning, the development of relationships, exercise programmes, and many others.

Day 842 - James cuts time in half

Day 842 - James cuts time in half

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 2:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

The time to unload the truck was halved at the co-op packing this morning.

James Roberts came up with a new way to organise the unloading.

This has cut the time to unload by 50%

Nice one James and Co!

CCPG is presenting to CCC on 13-6-13, starting at 0930.  Please come and offer your support

CCPG is presenting to CCC on 13-6-13, starting at 0930. Please come and offer your support

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 9:11 a.m. by CoastalPathway

When: Thursday 13 June 2013 at 9.30am

Pathway Concept before Council 13 June 0930.  Please come and offer your support

Pathway Concept before Council 13 June 0930. Please come and offer your support

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 9:11 a.m. by CoastalPathway

The full cost of the pathway is estimated at $17M. At the meeting we will be advocating to Council that 3M dollars for each of the next three years be included on the Council’s Three Year Plan for the project. We hope that our request will be supported by the full council, in recognition of the project as a major earthquake recovery initiative which will benefit the whole of the city. Cornerstone funding of this amount would enable the Coastal pathway group to confidently go forward and fu ...

The challenge of a post growth economy

The challenge of a post growth economy

Monday, 10 June 2013 7:53 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular



Day 839 - building a fast efficient work pipeline

Day 839 - building a fast efficient work pipeline

Monday, 10 June 2013 7:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Addington Action has directly assisted around 2,000 families in South Christchurch recover from the effects of the quakes since Feb 22 2011.

Very rough paper based systems were initially used that streamlined this work. As time went on, computer databases and spreadsheets were created to track work and make sure everything got done.

This worked fine with simple processes and when money simple - there was none!

Now the situation has completely changed. There is still plenty o ...

Green Frame II

Green Frame II

Monday, 10 June 2013 8:20 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

Please join us for the opening of the Green Frame II exhibition sponsored by Warren & Mahoney and Aurecon.

Southern Response - progress report to May 2013

Southern Response - progress report to May 2013

Friday, 7 June 2013 9:13 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Celebrate Matariki at Packe St Park

Celebrate Matariki at Packe St Park

Friday, 7 June 2013 6:35 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Packe Street Park community gardens Time: June 16 10am-4pm Description: Celebrate Matariki (Maori New Year) at Packe Street Park. Lunch at 12 noon includes vegan soup and free range pork sausages. Earn your lunch. Come and lend a hand …

You did it! Pavilion to STAY!

You did it! Pavilion to STAY!

Friday, 7 June 2013 6:02 p.m. by GapFiller

Day 836 - Garlands Rd site gets a dash of paint

Day 836 - Garlands Rd site gets a dash of paint

Friday, 7 June 2013 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today, Mike and Sibash spent the day at 124 Garlands Rd, finishing off lots of small jobs.
The place is looking very tidy now. Next week a small shelter from the weather goes up.