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Day 960 - Co-op takes further steps

Day 960 - Co-op takes further steps

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

At last nights' meeting, an initial group put their hands up to take on responsibilities from Mike who will provide training and work along side them while they get the hang of it. More people came forward at todays 9am co-op packing team meeting.








SCIRT Works on the Causeway

SCIRT Works on the Causeway

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 1:08 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Next big link for Sumner: Ferrymead bridge to McCormacks Bay causeway SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan crews will be finishing off the causeway repairs over the next three weeks before moving along [...]

Day 959 - emergency meeting held by CSFVC

Day 959 - emergency meeting held by CSFVC

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 10:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Earlier tonight an emergency meeting was held by the Christchurch South Fruit and Veggie Co-op (CSFVC) in the wake of the announced impending resignation of Mike Peters. 16 of the 20 distribution centres were able to send voting representatives at very short notice.

The meeting was called and organised by Teresa Bassett (Tennyson St)

The meeting started at 7.20pm at the Sydenham Community Centre.

The meeting was chaired by Brian Roberts (Tennyson St)

The distribution ...

Accommodating NGOs in Rebuilt Christchurch

Accommodating NGOs in Rebuilt Christchurch

Monday, 7 October 2013 11:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular




Voting in local elections closes soon

Voting in local elections closes soon

Monday, 7 October 2013 10:58 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

If you haven’t already voted get the papers in the mail by Wednesday to enable it to reach its destination.

STRESS IN THE WORKPLACE: – ABC TV interview about ‘The Elephant in the Boardroom’

STRESS IN THE WORKPLACE: – ABC TV interview about ‘The Elephant in the Boardroom’

Monday, 7 October 2013 11:04 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

In Australia 26% of GP visits are for mental health issues,  mostly anxiety and depression, yet in six years of medical school trainee doctors receive very little focus on this subject.  The statistics are likely to be very similar here in New Zealand. This video clip of and interview with Graham Cowan discusses a study...

Help us name our site!

Help us name our site!

Saturday, 5 October 2013 4:21 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Rising costs

Rising costs

Friday, 4 October 2013 9:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Day 954 - Addington Action AGM

Day 954 - Addington Action AGM

Thursday, 3 October 2013 5:35 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

The Addington Action 2013 AGM will be held on Wednesday 30 October at 5pm at 188 Strickland St. The AGM will then be followed by the normal monthly meeting of members.

Mt Pleasant’s first new home since the quakes

Mt Pleasant’s first new home since the quakes

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 6:46 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Mt Pleasant’s first new home since the quakes

Mt Pleasant Events and News

Mt Pleasant Events and News

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 6:12 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

The Muriel has been officially unveiled! We are sorry if you couldn’t join us last Monday for the official unveiling of the ‘muriel’ as we call it – the wonderful [...]

Be Active – Programmes for Term 4

Be Active – Programmes for Term 4

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 11:28 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

To find out about Sport Canterbury Be Active Programmes for Term 4 see here Be Active Chch 4 Programme Flyer v3

EQC & Insurance obligations

EQC & Insurance obligations

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 8:34 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

Day 952 Mike Peters resigning from Addington Action

Day 952 Mike Peters resigning from Addington Action

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 3:53 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Mike Peters is to resign from all elected positions in Addington Action as of 30 September the date of the 2013 AGM.


Mike's elected roles in Addington Action are
Mike will be resuming full time work as a contract artist and working outside of Christchurch.

St Albans Centre Noticeboard becomes SCAPE artwork

St Albans Centre Noticeboard becomes SCAPE artwork

Sunday, 29 September 2013 10:40 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The phone number on the board is that used/paid for by the Centre/Residents Association. The old centre has gone but the Residents Association, which managed the centre, remains.

Day 950 - Mike, Mike, Mike and Fred

Day 950 - Mike, Mike, Mike and Fred

Sunday, 29 September 2013 8:44 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Mike, Mike, Mike and Fred with a wee bit of help from Perla and friends shifted beds and bedding for some recently arrived migrant carpenters from the Philippine's who are working on the rebuild. And they gave a $50 donation to Addington Action.



Explore the inner city

Explore the inner city

Sunday, 29 September 2013 10:42 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Grab your umbrella and walk around the inner city, or get on your bike. Cars are banned for the day (Sunday, September 29). This event was postponed from July.

A Spring Feast in the Pallet Pavilion

A Spring Feast in the Pallet Pavilion

Friday, 27 September 2013 2:57 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

In partnership with Dalman Architecture who used to be across the road on Durham Street pre-quake, Gap Filler is hosting a Spring Feast in the Pallet Pavilion on Saturday 12 October. A shared meal, it will be prepared by chef, Aliesha McGilligan (from ) and feature a range of local produce.  This event builds on the success of the  held in May this year.

A Spring Feast (Rain day invoked: NOW ON SUNDAY)

A Spring Feast (Rain day invoked: NOW ON SUNDAY)

Friday, 27 September 2013 2:57 p.m. by GapFiller

Due to drizzle forecast for Saturday 4 – 7pm (ish) we decided on Friday to move this event to our rain day – SUNDAY. Same time, same place but warmer, nicer weather. Thank you! In partnership with Dalman Architecture who used to be across the road on Durham Street pre-quake, Gap Filler is hosting a […]

Living With Passion

Living With Passion

Friday, 27 September 2013 12:32 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

 No quarter is given, nor effort spared in delivering an interesting talk, one that you can get involved with (if you want to that is). Why should we have to live small and safe lives just because we experience anxiety? Simi will make the case for putting a passionate life centre stage and show you how to achieve it.

Ecosystems of Peterborough Village

Ecosystems of Peterborough Village

Friday, 27 September 2013 8:22 a.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Line-up confirmed for heritage programme

Line-up confirmed for heritage programme

Thursday, 26 September 2013 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Co-ordinated by the Christchurch City Council, will be held over three days from 18-20 October, giving people a unique opportunity to reconnect with heritage in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula.

CERA being stingy with information

CERA being stingy with information

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 7:44 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Mayoral candidate Hugo Kristinsson is lodging an official information request to get CERA to release community forum notices and minutes and to allow the public to access vital land information. He says that CERA won’t give financial information to current landowners because they might profit from it but claims the Crown is happy to sell […]

SARA raises issues with candidates

SARA raises issues with candidates

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:39 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Residents Association chair Emma Twaddell has identified a number of issues facing residents and the association that she intends to raise with candidates for election at the forum. Candidates were emailed a version of this letter late last week. Read the questions on the next page and then comment, elucidate or disagree in the comments […]

Forum Meeting: “All About Generalised Anxiety”.

Forum Meeting: “All About Generalised Anxiety”.

Monday, 23 September 2013 2:10 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Wednesday 25th September. For more info please contact our office on (03) 377 9665 or email info@anxietysupport.org.nz.

Day 944 - egg cartons galore

Day 944 - egg cartons galore

Monday, 23 September 2013 2:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Members of many of the CSFVC distribution centres are collecting egg cartons to make future egg distribution possible.

have organised storage for the cartons in the meantime until they are needed.


Volunteering in St Albans

Volunteering in St Albans

Sunday, 22 September 2013 10:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Pictures taken during Volunteer Canterbury’s outreach into the community held at the St Albans Baptist Church on September 17. The facebook album can be found here.

Shaves & Shampoos on the North West Corner of Cathedral Square

Shaves & Shampoos on the North West Corner of Cathedral Square

Sunday, 22 September 2013 8:59 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

It’s just before 3pm on a late summer day in 1914. Prolific Christchurch photographer, Steffano Webb is setting up his camera equipment inside the gents’ hairdressing saloon of well known Cathedral Square tobacconist, Frederick Woodward, the proprietor of Woodward & Co. The shop has been cleaned top to bottom; the floor swept clean so that not one loose hair can be seen. The mirrors have been polished and a myriad of bottled potions and lotions can be clearly seen on display.

Day 942 - Elderly red zoners left out in the cold

Day 942 - Elderly red zoners left out in the cold

Saturday, 21 September 2013 1:55 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular


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Day 941 - help from Harman Motors

Day 941 - help from Harman Motors

Friday, 20 September 2013 4:50 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

David Harman of Harman Motors recently made contact and kindly offered a free maintenance booking on an Addington Action vehicle as a way to help with earthquake recovery efforts in South Christchurch. Staff donated their labour and David offering to cover cost of parts.

This morning DUG the truck was dropped into Harman Motors on Colombo St.
The truck will go back later next week for

Day 941 - First Aid training for volunteers

Day 941 - First Aid training for volunteers

Friday, 20 September 2013 2:37 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Free First Aid training will be provided for the following volunteers at the or
A grant from FACS Canterbury Quake Fund is paying for the cost.

Other regular volunteers who have earned a place will be offered free training in future.

We just sent out an email to NGOs on our register.

We just sent out an email to NGOs on our register.

Friday, 20 September 2013 1:44 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Day 941 - fruit & veggie orders

Day 941 - fruit & veggie orders

Friday, 20 September 2013 6:48 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular


There are 636 orders from 20 of the 22 CSFVC distribution centers for fruit and veggies.

  0 Addington Action
29 Bower Ave
25 Burnham
11 Comcare Addington
  1 CSCGT
38 Discovery
50 Eureka St
  0 Hoon Hay Presbyterian
50 Manuka Cottage at Church Sq
50 Opawa Baptist
28 Pensacola Cres
32 Reformed Church in Hornby
44 Riccarton Community Church
26 Rolleston
34 Rowley Resource Centre
27 Salvation Army Sydenham
19 Spreydon Bapt ...

Day 939 - 4 tonnes of fruit & veggies

Day 939 - 4 tonnes of fruit & veggies

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 5:48 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today over 4 tonnes of fruit & veggies was processed at the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC) packing centre at Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church.

650 orders @ 5.8 kg each = 3,770 kg
22 left over boxes @ 15.2 kg each = 334.4 kg
Total = 4,104.4 kg

Day 939 - co-op committee

Day 939 - co-op committee

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 1:25 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular


The fruit and veggie packs cost $10 each, contain between $20 to $30 worth of produce at supermarket prices, and can be ordered in a week in advance and picked up from the nearest distribution centre. Each distribution centre is run by co-op members who are receiving the packs and take turns being on a roster to help pack and distribute.


The co-op packing centre is run by a committee made up of 1 voting representative from each distribution centre, and an elected organiser.< ...

Free software available at South Library

Free software available at South Library

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 12:51 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

A demo of free software to show television on your computer is one of the highlights of Software Freedom Day being celebrated on September 21 at Christchurch South Learning Centre. Don Robertson, who is organising the event will demonstrate his MythTV set-up – a Free Software personal digital video recorder and may include installation of […]

Edgeware Village Green loses treasurer

Edgeware Village Green loses treasurer

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 12:28 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Edgeware Village Green has lost its treasurer, Karen Lewis, who passed away on September 14 after a long illness. Nancy Higgins said that Karen was a dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer for the Edgeware Community Gardens. “She was our treasurer for two years, and spent the last few months of her life gardening for us […]

Volunteering St Albans

Volunteering St Albans

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 11:11 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Volunteering Canterbury visited the St Albans Baptist Church on September 17. Photos from the session have been posted on the organisation’s Facebook page.

Rehua Marae’s leadership role in recovery praised

Rehua Marae’s leadership role in recovery praised

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 10:22 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The leadership role of Rehua Marae in response to the earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 was highlighted by Emma Rawson from the Canterbury District Health Board at the Public Health Association’s annual conference in New Plymouth recently. She was outlining The Building community resilience: Learning from the Canterbury earthquakes study,which involved researchers from the Canterbury […]

mailchimp test

mailchimp test

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 4:34 p.m. by MinistryofAwesome

People with disabilities sought for documentary

People with disabilities sought for documentary

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 3:05 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The producers of television programme Attitude are on the lookout for people who live with disabilities and/or mental health issues so they show the non-clinical interventions offered by community groups to help with traumatic experiences. “We want to meet a few people who are willing to share their stories on camera in order to not […]

Day 938 - good crew

Day 938 - good crew

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 2:50 p.m. by addingtonaction

6 + 1/2 turned up today to finish off lots of small jobs at the Garlands Rd site.
Jobs done today were

Day 938 - co-op buy for tomorrow

Day 938 - co-op buy for tomorrow

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 2:41 p.m. by addingtonaction

The buy this morning at the Market. Arriving tomorrow in crates and cartons for packing

Banana - 44 (Bobbys in packs)
Apple - 36 (approx 1kg ea)
Celery - 41 (one ea)
Broccoli - 26 (one ea)
Carrot - 30 (approx 1kg ea)
Nectarine - 47 (there is some spoilage here so might be best to get someone good sorting out first. You should end up with at least 600g ea)
Buttercup Pumpkin - 44 (one ea)
Grapes - 82 (one bag ea)

Te Puke Lions Club have also donated 14 banana box ...

You can review NZ’s human rights record

You can review NZ’s human rights record

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 12:11 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

New Zealand’s human rights record is being reviewed in January next year and New Zealanders are being asked to give feedback. Every 4.5 years New Zealand’s human rights performance is reviewed by the United Nations Human Rights Council. New Zealand’s next Universal Periodic Review (UPR) will take place in January 2014 at the UN Human […]

Maori art and cultural activities showcased

Maori art and cultural activities showcased

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 11:46 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The repaired Linwood Community Arts Centre at the corner of Worcester Street and Stanmore Road is hosting an exhibition and classes showcasing contemporary and traditional Maori art and cultural activities during September. The exhibition, which runs till Friday, 27 September, features work by Martin Hinkley (painting and stone carving, Vanissa Kararaina (painting), Ellyn Taawera (flax weaving), George […]

Port Hills S124 Hazard Notices Can Continue

Port Hills S124 Hazard Notices Can Continue

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 11:02 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Press Release by New Zealand Government at 5:27PM, 16 Sep 2013 The Government has today agreed to a new Order in Council, under the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011, to [...]

Candidates for the Health Board

Candidates for the Health Board

Monday, 16 September 2013 11:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

You will be asked to vote for representatives on the Health Board very shortly. We asked candidates to provide a few words and a picture.  You can read more about them by clicking on the read more link below. Dr George Abraham Independent I’m a fully integrated/involved/contributing Cantabrian New Zealander chosen Christchurch as home in 1996. […]

Election issue of St Albans News

Election issue of St Albans News

Saturday, 14 September 2013 3:16 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Download the latest edition of St Albans News, the community newspaper that has been keeping you informed about local matters since 1993. Features election coverage and why you should get involved in your community.

On shaky ground

On shaky ground

Friday, 13 September 2013 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Day 933 - Bobs hut

Day 933 - Bob's hut

Thursday, 12 September 2013 6:57 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today, Don , Mike and Phineas finished off the smoko shelter which has been christened "Bob's Hut" in honour of Bob who has an inbuilt "cup of tea time" timer.

Another Garlands Rd home owner dropped in concerned about the rumours about thestorage depot and left very happy with the storage depot proposal once the what was being proposed was clearly explained. She had been part of the deputation that went to a recent Community Board meeting.

She joins a growing number of very local ...

Sustainable Otautahi hosts mayoral candidates forum

Sustainable Otautahi hosts mayoral candidates forum

Thursday, 12 September 2013 3:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: CPIT Wharekai (in Te Puna Wanaka building Coventry St, off Barbadoes St). Time: September 25, from 7.30-9.30pm Description: The future of Christchurch depends on strong sustainability. Sustainable Otautahi Christchurch is hosting an event to give people the opportunity for to hear mayoral candidates address the topic. So far Lianne Dalziel and Paul Lonsdale have […]

Sustainable Otautahi hosts mayoral candidates

Sustainable Otautahi hosts mayoral candidates

Thursday, 12 September 2013 3:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: CPIT Wharekai (in Te Puna Wanaka building Coventry St, off Barbadoes St). Time: September 25, from 7.30-9.30pm Description: The future of Christchurch depends on strong sustainability. Sustainable Otautahi Christchurch is hosting an event to give people the opportunity for to hear mayoral candidates address the topic. So far Lianne Dalziel and Paul Lonsdale have […]

Mt Pleasant Pottery Club Workshops

Mt Pleasant Pottery Club Workshops

Thursday, 12 September 2013 12:32 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Mt Pleasant Pottery Club workshops starting in September 2013 in the community hut on Mccormacks Bay Road A series of potting Saturday classes on Market days, 11am to 12.30pm Saturday [...]

Changes suggested – cyclist/pedestrian safety on the McCormacks Bay diversion

Changes suggested – cyclist/pedestrian safety on the McCormacks Bay diversion

Thursday, 12 September 2013 12:13 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Hi there   Following the community meeting last week called to discuss improvements needed to increase cyclist and pedestrian saf-ety the following suggestions will be put forward to Fulton Hogan. [...]

Day 932 - working bees with a cheque book attached

Day 932 - working bees with a cheque book attached

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 6:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

People often ask - why is Addington Action so successful?

The answer is - Addington Action is really just a continual series of working bees with a cheque book attached. As a formal organisation it is very primitive and rough and ready.

So there is not too much paper nonsense to get in the way of doing what's needed to help people as fast as possible. There is only 1 membership meeting a month that lasts an hour.

All this is a strength when so many other groups are bogged do ...

Sept 11: The Pallet Pavilion (#22)

Sept 11: The Pallet Pavilion (#22)

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 1:44 p.m. by GapFiller

Corner Durham Streets and Kilmore Streets, City We’ve just recently appointed our new Pallet Pavilion management team who are coming on board across September and October. Yessssss! Yay for Rafaela Bolanos and Rosaria Ferguson; our new team. If you want to have an event at the Pallet Pavilion, visit: palletpavilion.com Check out what happened this […]

Day 931 - co-op buy

Day 931 - co-op buy

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 6:12 p.m. by addingtonaction



Get involved in the community

Get involved in the community

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 5:51 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Edgeware Croquet Club, St Albans Park, Forfar St Time: September 22, from 2pm Description: Your chance to have your say on what happens in St Albans at the AGM of SARA, the St Albans Residents Association. Be part of the rebuild of the community and volunteer your skills and expertise.