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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

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...

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 Popular

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

 

Thanks for your feedback + news on upcoming forum

Thanks for your feedback + news on upcoming forum

Monday, 17 June 2013 4:45 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi 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.