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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



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.

Red Zone extension form changed.

Red Zone extension form changed.

Thursday, 6 June 2013 9:30 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CERA have updated the application form to be used for those applying for a Red Zone settlement extension.

Educational workshop

Educational workshop

Thursday, 6 June 2013 3:00 p.m. by ArchitectureNow

An interactive and informative education workshop has been announced as a key part of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) conference to be held at Hilton Queenstown on 13 and 14 June 2013. For the first time, part of the conference will be dedicated to education and training in an effort to increase the number of people looking to become quantity surveying professionals.

Prototype City 3.0

Prototype City 3.0

Thursday, 6 June 2013 8:42 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

Briefings to builders from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Briefings to builders from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 2:13 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), with Bunnings, Carters, ITM, Mitre 10 and Placemakers, are running a series of briefings to give builders working in Canterbury important info on repairing and rebuilding earthquake-damaged homes.

For Red Zoners who are seeking an extension

For Red Zoners who are seeking an extension

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 6:23 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CanCERN has produced some ideas they think may help Red Zone residents who wish to apply for an extension to stay in the residential red zone.  

Waimakariri Red Zone drop-in session tomorrow (Wednesday)

Waimakariri Red Zone drop-in session tomorrow (Wednesday)

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 7:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Waimakariri District Council (WDC) and CERA are hosting a Red Zone drop-in session on Wednesday 5 June between 2.30pm and 7pm at the Kaiapoi Service Centre, 24 Sewell Street.

Three new units on drawing board for Berwick Court

Three new units on drawing board for Berwick Court

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 4:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Singles, couples and older people will welcome this news. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find suitable accommodation as many of the new properties on the market are three and four bedroom, particularly in new residential areas.

Lawrence Arabia in the Pallet Pavilion on Decision day

Lawrence Arabia in the Pallet Pavilion on Decision day

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 4:27 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Motorway extension consultation expected this month

Motorway extension consultation expected this month

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 1:07 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The extension of the motorway through northern Christchurch is expected to have an impact on St Albans, particularly where traffic comes off the motorway and heads for the central city. While making the journey faster for drivers, the extension will come at a cost to others eg: loss of land, increased traffic flows and associated dangers…

A local EQ support group for St Albans?

A local EQ support group for St Albans?

Monday, 3 June 2013 10:26 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.

829 - Green talk

829 - Green talk

Friday, 31 May 2013 10:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

Mike got to give a quick talk tonight about Addington Action to the Greens Party annual conference. The conference was held over Queens Birthday weekend at the Horticultural Society hall in Hagley Park, Christchurch and about 150 attended.

There were invited speakers from a range of grassroots groups that arose in response to the 2010-11 quakes.


Day 829 - Green talk

Day 829 - Green talk

Friday, 31 May 2013 10:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

Mike got to give a quick talk tonight about Addington Action to the Greens Party annual conference. The conference is being over Queens Birthday weekend at the Horticultural Society hall in Hagley Park, Christchurch with about 200 attending.

Speakers at the session were invited from a range of Christchurch grassroots groups that have arisen in response to the 2010-11 quakes.


Community Facilities Rebuild

Community Facilities Rebuild

Friday, 31 May 2013 10:29 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Christchurch City Council’s Facilities Rebuild Project team will hold a series of community forums during June and July to help inform residents about progress with the repair and rebuild of Council facilities across the city and BanksPeninsula.

Day 829 - office closed till Wednesday

Day 829 - office closed till Wednesday

Friday, 31 May 2013 10:00 a.m. by addingtonaction

Addington Action office has now closed for a break and will reopen on Wednesday 5 June.

EQC - Update to the Canterbury FAQs page for multi-unit buildings

EQC - Update to the Canterbury FAQs page for multi-unit buildings

Friday, 31 May 2013 7:16 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC have updated their Canterbury FAQs page. The information that has been added is:

AA Insurance progress update

AA Insurance progress update

Thursday, 30 May 2013 9:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Canterbury recovery insurance report

Canterbury recovery insurance report

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 8:18 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Consultation on Enduring Power of Attorney

Consultation on Enduring Power of Attorney

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 6:51 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Fern Room, The Atrium, 455 Hagley Avenue Time: June 18 10am – 12 noon Description: The Minister for Senior Citizens is holding a public consultation meeting in Christchurch on the topic of enduring power of attorney. In 2008, the …

Day 825 - Marsden Whitby turns up to help

Day 825 - Marsden Whitby turns up to help

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 3:35 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

 

April 23: Poetica’s Ghost Poems

April 23: Poetica’s Ghost Poems

Monday, 27 May 2013 3:47 p.m. by GapFiller

 

April 23, 2013: Poetica’s Ghost Poems

April 23, 2013: Poetica’s Ghost Poems

Monday, 27 May 2013 3:47 p.m. by GapFiller

Ghost Poems is a series of four poetic murals painted onto walls which will eventually ‘disappear’ as the rebuild continues. The four poems symbolically stand for the four unidentified victims that perished in the 22/2/11 earthquake. The poems will eventually disappear behind buildings as the rebuild takes place. They are a time capsule which could […]

May 27: Pavilion-Sitters United needed please!!

May 27: Pavilion-Sitters United needed please!!

Monday, 27 May 2013 2:24 p.m. by GapFiller

 

When Manchester United played in St Albans

When Manchester United played in St Albans

Sunday, 26 May 2013 1:39 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Few people would know the story of how footballers Bobby Charlton and George Best played a game at English Park in St Albans in 1967. The night New Zealand played Manchester United is recalled in an article in D Scene.

Day 821 - nice donation of laptops

Day 821 - nice donation of laptops

Friday, 24 May 2013 12:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

Winning issue-based campaigns

Winning issue-based campaigns

Friday, 24 May 2013 7:17 a.m. by stalbanscommunity



Day 820 - save Phillipstown School

Day 820 - save Phillipstown School

Thursday, 23 May 2013 9:44 a.m. by addingtonaction

Photos posted from Facebook of this mornings protest on Ferry Rd to stop the closure of Phiilipstown School.

Day 819 - messages supporting open letter

Day 819 - messages supporting open letter

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 9:16 p.m. by addingtonaction

Here are copies of messages sent in support of CanCERN open letter to Minister Gerry Brownlee

EQC drilling update

EQC drilling update

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 8:30 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Open letter to Gerry Brownlee

Open letter to Gerry Brownlee

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 6:09 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

Hon. Gerry Brownlee
Minister of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery
22 May 2013



Dear Minister Brownlee
Firstly we would like to thank you for conducting the Campbell Live interview on Monday 20 May regarding the resident’s plight with the Earthquake Commission. Acknowledging their voice is the first step towards resolving issues.

You mentioned in your interview that you had heard the issues but not the solutions. We found this statem ...

Day 819 - Tennyson St

Day 819 - Tennyson St

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

The CSFVC distribution centre at Sydenham Community Centre has now closed and has been replaced by a new distribution centre with the same members operating out of 3/81 Tennyson St in Sydenham.


3/81 Tennyson St, Sydenham
Co-op inquiries Janet 331-6146
Wednesdays 10.30am - 12 noon
Open to anyone