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EQC Truths and the Court injunction

EQC Truths and the Court injunction

Thursday, 11 April 2013 7:36 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 776 - AP 20 laid in trench

Day 776 - AP 20 laid in trench

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 7:37 p.m. by addingtonaction

This afternoon a trailer load of AP20 (a kind of sharp gravel) was shoveled into the 18m sewer line trench ready for the plate compactor on Saturday.

Day 776 - another busy day at the cop-op

Day 776 - another busy day at the cop-op

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 7:22 p.m. by addingtonaction


Day 776 - Corey Edwards joins assessment team

Day 776 - Corey Edwards joins assessment team

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 5:50 p.m. by addingtonaction

Corey Edwards has joined Addington Action's assessment subcommittee to visit and prioritise uninsured people for free repairs in South Christchurch.

Corey is the rep of Salvation Army Sydenham on the Addington Action committee.

Corey will be asisting Dianne Fitzgerald who is in charge.

Apr 9: COMING SOON: Gap Filler’s central city-wide mini-golf course!

Apr 9: COMING SOON: Gap Filler’s central city-wide mini-golf course!

Tuesday, 9 April 2013 5:37 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

A world-first?    

Sept 23 : Knit Happens

Sept 23 : Knit Happens

Tuesday, 9 April 2013 12:41 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

 

Sept 23, 2012: Knit Happens, Cnr Lichfield and Madras St.

Sept 23, 2012: Knit Happens, Cnr Lichfield and Madras St.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013 12:41 p.m. by GapFiller

Knit Happens was an art installation on the corner of Lichfield St and Madras St.  Local artist, Jen McBride created Knit Happens using a stitch stencil. The wall was covered with a pattern reminiscent of a jersey your Nana might have made you, bringing a touch of colour and joy to a condemned building in […]

Red Zone court decision–the view of the Insurance Council

Red Zone court decision–the view of the Insurance Council

Monday, 8 April 2013 9:05 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Youth action in Papanui

Youth action in Papanui

Monday, 8 April 2013 8:06 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Workshops to cope with loss and possibilities

Workshops to cope with loss and possibilities

Monday, 8 April 2013 6:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Workshops are being run Christchurch in April and May to assist individuals and organisations to cope with the longer term mental health consequences of the earthquakes. The Mental Health Education and Resource Centre (MHERC) and the University of Canterbury (UC) …

Apr 8: The Transitional City Audio Tour

Apr 8: The Transitional City Audio Tour

Monday, 8 April 2013 4:19 p.m. by GapFiller

 

Day 774 - PIM 2 submitted

Day 774 - PIM 2 submitted

Monday, 8 April 2013 3:51 p.m. by addingtonaction

Wish Addington Action luck.

Deadline for contributions to next St Albans News

Deadline for contributions to next St Albans News

Sunday, 7 April 2013 9:49 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The deadline for the next edition of St Albans News is April 21. Please send your news, stories and community notices to news@stalbans.gen.nz. This issue will cover the period from May 5 to June 30. The St Albans News (StAN) …

Community discussion: boundaries of St Albans

Community discussion: boundaries of St Albans

Sunday, 7 April 2013 9:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Mairehau Library, 42 Kensington Ave, St Albans. Time: 7-8pm April 9 Description: The discussion this month focuses on the boundaries of St Albans. The historic suburb of St Albans had its boundaries defined in 1856 in the Black Maps. …

Day 773 - access road regraded

Day 773 - access road regraded

Sunday, 7 April 2013 7:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today the job was digging out the hole for the foundations for a radio mast and regrading the existing access road.

The Digger that had been hired for the weekend did all the hard work (in the hands of Mike - a novice first time digger driver so it went slowly).

Blair who is setting up the radio system asked for a 1m x 1m x 1m block of concrete to set the mast in. This will be boxed up and poured next Saturday with a 6m length of galvanised pipe set in it vertically.

Earlier ...

Getting access to the big EQC spread sheet

Getting access to the big EQC spread sheet

Sunday, 7 April 2013 5:34 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Remember the spread sheet that was accidently e-mailed out from EQC? Another copy was apparently leaked by an EQC staffer and sent to the blogger known as EQCTruths. Courtesy of EQCTruths and his/her legal advisers you can now obtain access to your entry on the spread sheet. Read all about it here. Thank you to the EQC employee who made this available. A brave and decent thing to do.

Dallington Red Zone High Court decision

Dallington Red Zone High Court decision

Saturday, 6 April 2013 9:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The interim decision in the recent court case against Tower involving issues about repair v rebuild, and the red zoning of the area, has been released on-line. 

Day 772 - the diggers

Day 772 - the diggers

Saturday, 6 April 2013 8:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

We got heaps done today on the Garlands Rd site. 6 bods turned up to work from 9am till 1pm.
Tim and Nick registered via the Student Volunteer Army website

The jobs done were
A rotating laser level on a tripod was used to work out the pipe invert levels. The council pipe at the boundary appears to be gone or it may just have been cut off nearer the road.

The sewer trench is 400mm wide so that plate compactor can be used on the gravel and top soil so the land is geologically ...

CCC Consultations – Have Your Say on the Coastal Pathway and the Christchurch City 3-Year plan

CCC Consultations – Have Your Say on the Coastal Pathway and the Christchurch City 3-Year plan

Saturday, 6 April 2013 4:21 p.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

The Christchurch City Three Year Plan sets out what the council will do over the next three years, how much this will cost and where the money will come from.  

Day 772 - Brownlee bars charity from red-zone site

Day 772 - Brownlee bars charity from red-zone site

Saturday, 6 April 2013 1:32 p.m. by addingtonaction


The Press

By Michael Wright

A charity recycling project set for Christchurch's residential red-zone is in limbo after the Government first demanded $20,000 in rent for the use of a condemned property, then decided the group could not use the land at all.

The started the last year, to put to good use items contractors and salvagers were removing from red-zoned properties.

CanCERN needed a storage base to keep salvaged items and jumped at the offer of a dou ...

Cakes & Confectionery on High Street

Cakes & Confectionery on High Street

Friday, 5 April 2013 11:22 p.m. by LostChristchurch

Sandwiched between the White Hart Hotel and the Universal Boot Depot at 223 and 225 High Street, was the business founded by Mr James Freeman, pastry cook and caterer. After shopping at Messrs Strange and Co.’s establishment, the Christchurch shopper in 1906 could use the passage-way leading from there into the premises of James Freeman Ltd, where they could obtain ‘First-class Refreshments and Confectionery’. From 12 o’clock till 2 p.m, three courses served with tea or c ...

Awards for health volunteers

Awards for health volunteers

Friday, 5 April 2013 10:04 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Trauma release technique April 6

Trauma release technique April 6

Friday, 5 April 2013 9:53 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Rental costs in St Albans up 39 per cent in 30 months

Rental costs in St Albans up 39 per cent in 30 months

Friday, 5 April 2013 9:28 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has issued a report on housing in Christchurch and found that shortage of accommodation consequent to the earthquakes is pushing up rental prices beyond those faced in Auckland. The highest increases have been …

What the year may bring

What the year may bring

Thursday, 4 April 2013 4:49 p.m. by VolunteerArmy

 

Awards for volunteers

Awards for volunteers

Wednesday, 3 April 2013 10:42 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Nominations are now open for the Shirley/Papanui Community Service Awards for 2013 and close on April 27. The awards celebrate work done by volunteers in their communities and certificates will be presented at a ceremony in a few months time. …

please share widely - OVTRK open forum on the LURP

please share widely - OVTRK open forum on the LURP

Wednesday, 3 April 2013 8:34 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Day 769 - Hornby Rotary meeting

Day 769 - Hornby Rotary meeting

Wednesday, 3 April 2013 8:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

Earlier tonight, Mike Peters was invited to give a talk to Hornby Rotary about Addington Action. 28 members of the club turned up for their weekly meeting at the old Wigram Air Force Officers Mess in Hornby. As usual Rotary turned on a great meal and warm hospitality.

The 20 minute talk covered how Addington Action arose in response to the quakes, the action programme undertaken and the key role of leadership or the lack of it. Photos of Addington Action members getting stuck in were show ...

notes from the last forum and upcoming events

notes from the last forum and upcoming events

Wednesday, 3 April 2013 8:18 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular














IAG updates

IAG updates

Wednesday, 3 April 2013 3:55 p.m. by avonsidechch

IAG have released three updates for their customers.

Forum: How Is Anxiety Treated?

Forum: How Is Anxiety Treated?

Wednesday, 3 April 2013 3:29 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday April 10th 2013: – Simone Kinley, psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Unit, CDHB. Most anxiety is managed with medication, counselling, therapy or Brief Intervention. For some anxiety is so severe that treatment by a psychologist or psychiatrist is needed.  However, by improving your understanding of anxiety as a condition, your own triggers for becoming anxious and...

Day 768 - SVA students sign up for Saturdays

Day 768 - SVA students sign up for Saturdays

Tuesday, 2 April 2013 10:17 p.m. by addingtonaction

A whole string of students are signing up to help on Saturdays from the Student Volunteer Army website.




Ten things about St Albans (includes Edgeware)

Ten things about St Albans (includes Edgeware)

Tuesday, 2 April 2013 10:11 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Press has created a list of 10 things about St Albans. However, they say its about Edgeware, which is not the name of the suburb, so they can have fun with words like Edge. There is the Edgeware Village …

More rebuild information sheets from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

More rebuild information sheets from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Tuesday, 2 April 2013 8:40 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has released a set of Canterbury rebuild information sheets on it’s website (here). The topics covered are: TC1, TC2, & TC3 foundations 

Day 768 - Architect assists Garlands Rd

Day 768 - Architect assists Garlands Rd

Tuesday, 2 April 2013 4:48 p.m. by addingtonaction

Max, a Registered Architect, visited 124 Garlands Rd today to offer his services pro bono to assist with the drawings required for the consent process. He looked at the scale model, made lots of notes and took copies of Mike's hand drawn plans to take away to turn into proper plans, both site and bulk.

Max will have the plans done by Monday 8 April ready to pickup and then submit to the council.

Day 768 - Garlands Rd benchmark

Day 768 - Garlands Rd benchmark

Tuesday, 2 April 2013 4:38 p.m. by addingtonaction

A surveyor visited 124 Garlands Rd earlier today and put in a surveyed benchmark for the new Addington Action depot that is yet to be built. There was no charge for this so thanks very much.

The benchmark is 12.11m (Christchurch City Council Datum) and is pretty close to what the guess was.

Anxiety Plagues Christchurch Residents

Anxiety Plagues Christchurch Residents

Tuesday, 2 April 2013 3:41 p.m. by AnxietySupport

After two years of uncertainty, Christchurch is rife with anxiety and despair with more than 66,000 Cantabrians popping anti-depressant pills, mental health referrals at an all-time high and severe psychological disorders starting to emerge. Read more…

Apr 2: Story Festival – Tales at the Pallet Pavilion April 5-7

Apr 2: Story Festival – Tales at the Pallet Pavilion April 5-7

Tuesday, 2 April 2013 3:38 p.m. by GapFiller

Come along and join us in celebrating and exploring the magic of story and it’s role in our daily lives. There’ll be awesome performances by various local artists and you too can be part of sharing stories and creating collective stories with words and music! All ages and all experiences! Click here for an electronic [...]

FREE DE-STRESS Course

FREE DE-STRESS Course

Tuesday, 2 April 2013 2:47 p.m. by AnxietySupport

11-14 April Thurs & Fri – 6.30pm – 8.30pm Sat & Sun 10am – 2.30pm Benefits, Tension-free body, Anxiety-free mind, Emotional stability Heightened mental clarity and awareness, Increased energy levels Over 900 Cantabrians have benefitted since September 2010 To register · free call: 0508 Artofliving 0508 2786 354 · email canterbury@artofliving.org.nz · go to www.artofliving.org.nz

HIVE celebration

HIVE celebration

Tuesday, 2 April 2013 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

This weekend the HIVE Christchurch celebrates its first year as the country’s leading Home Innovation Village.

Tribute to Avonside  -  Holy Trinity Avonside

Tribute to Avonside - Holy Trinity Avonside

Sunday, 31 March 2013 7:36 p.m. by avonsidechch

For those who, like Julie, weren’t able to be in Avonside today. Holy Trinity Avonside hosted a service of thanksgiving this afternoon remembering and giving thanks for life in Avonside. After the service there was afternoon and a wide range of photo boards showing different aspects of Avonside from over the last 100 or more years. Photographs and the order of service are below. To Rosalyn

Day 766 - Larcome Vineyard donates

Day 766 - Larcome Vineyard donates

Sunday, 31 March 2013 4:35 p.m. by addingtonaction

Larcome Vineyard and Restauraunt today donated 6 Bain Marie pans to Addington Action. The stainless steel pans were originally won on Trademe but when picking up earlier today, the owners decided to not accept payment when they found out the pans were for Addington Action's mobile catering for feeding the troops.

Maps of lateral spreading and other earthquake effects in Avonside

Maps of lateral spreading and other earthquake effects in Avonside

Saturday, 30 March 2013 9:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Courtesy of a blog reader I have discovered a Tonkin & Taylor report on lateral spread in the Avonside Area. The full title is Appendix M: Avonside study area – lateral spreading. The EQC website is currently closed however you can download it from here. On the same website, but this page here, is more geotechnical information arising from the Liquefaction Vulnerability Study (mentioned on the

Day 765 - assessing homes for free repairs

Day 765 - assessing homes for free repairs

Saturday, 30 March 2013 10:52 a.m. by addingtonaction

Dianne Fitzgerald is now in charge of assessing all uninsured homes that need free repairs.

The recent monthly meeting of Addington Action voted that Dianne be in charge and she will be hand picking a team from amoung Addington Action members to assist her in this task.

All existing homes currently underway for repair or on the waiting list will be visited by Dianne over the coming months and given a priority ranking. The homes will then be fixed in that order by the repair crew. A ...

BNZ now offers loans and insurance for new TC3 homes

BNZ now offers loans and insurance for new TC3 homes

Friday, 29 March 2013 4:49 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Bank of New Zealand now provides a full package of home loans and insurance for newly built homes in all Christchurch locations, except the red zone. This includes newly built TC3 homes. “This is the first time we’ve been …

Mar 28: Gap Filler’s Hidden Talent Show

Mar 28: Gap Filler’s Hidden Talent Show

Friday, 29 March 2013 11:17 a.m. by GapFiller

Got a special talent to share with the world? Can you play the spoons? Do a magic trick? Impersonate a celebrity? Well have we got the event for you. Enter Gap Filler’s Hidden Talent Show at the Pallet Pavilion on Saturday April 13 to share your talent with the world AND go in the running [...]

Gap Filler’s Hidden Talent Show

Gap Filler’s Hidden Talent Show

Friday, 29 March 2013 11:17 a.m. by GapFiller

Got a special talent to share with the world? Can you play the spoons? Do a magic trick? Impersonate a celebrity? Well have we got the event for you. Enter Gap Filler’s Hidden Talent Show at the Pallet Pavilion on Saturday April 13 to share your talent with the world AND go in the running [...]

Day 764 - fruit & veggie orders

Day 764 - fruit & veggie orders

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:16 a.m. by addingtonaction

There are 408 orders from 18 of the 22 CSFVC distribution centers for fruit and veggie packs next week. These will be packed and distributed on Wednesday 3 April.

   1 Addington Action
11 Addington School
25 Burnham
  6 Comcare Addington
28 Discovery
28 Eureka St
  0 Hoon Hay Presbyterian
  0 Kidsfirst Selwyn St
37 Manuka Cottage
50 Opawa Baptist
27 Parker St
22 Reformed Church in Hornby
11 Riccarton Community Church
  ...

Day 763 - Living Wage Campaign

Day 763 - Living Wage Campaign

Thursday, 28 March 2013 10:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

A Living Wage Campaign is soon to be launched in Christchurch. This is a minimum wage campaign, or an attempt to change legislation. The campaign starts with a question: if someone works full time, isn’t it reasonable they should earn enough to be able to look after their family and participate fully in society?

The living wage is the wage necessary for them to do that.  The campaign invites employers to ensure the living wage for all their staff and contractors. Internationally, ci ...

Chief Executive of the Insurance Council on various things

Chief Executive of the Insurance Council on various things

Thursday, 28 March 2013 9:30 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Mar 27: Rock on Eastside!

Mar 27: Rock on Eastside!

Thursday, 28 March 2013 2:06 p.m. by GapFiller

An outdoor lounge/come artspace on the corner of Linwood Avenue and Aldwins Road, on the Eastside. Inspired by a tour of inner city gap sites 8 local high school students from Youthtown’s GapFiller-supported afterschool programme took three sessions to plan, clear and prepare the site.  With a helping hand from Canterbury University students one Saturday [...]

Mar 27, 2013: Rock on Eastside.

Mar 27, 2013: Rock on Eastside.

Thursday, 28 March 2013 2:06 p.m. by GapFiller

Rock on Eastside was an outdoor lounge and artspace on the corner of Linwood Avenue and Aldwins Road. Inspired by a tour of inner city gap sites, 8 local high school students from Youthtown’s Gap Filler-supported afterschool programme created the site, with a helping hand from some Canterbury University students. The space was brought to life […]

Mix It Up Design Competition Delivers Outstanding Ideas for the Village

Mix It Up Design Competition Delivers Outstanding Ideas for the Village

Thursday, 28 March 2013 2:01 p.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

The Mixed Use Ideas Design Competition has provided Peterborough Village with stunning ideas for the regeneration of the village.

Day 763 - progress on mobile field kitchen

Day 763 - progress on mobile field kitchen

Thursday, 28 March 2013 12:16 p.m. by addingtonaction

The Spreydon Heathcote Community board last year gave a grant of $2,000 to buy kitchen equipment for feeding the troops.

A lot of cunning buying on Trademe has resulted in
All this would have cost a lot more new that $2,000. There is still about $1,000 left so will keep looking on Trademe for restauraunts and cafes closing down to get some good kit.

A whole lot of good kitchen pots and pans has been rescued from the tip and cleaned up.

Will need to get stainless benches, ...

Day 763 - technical help offered with Garlands Rd base

Day 763 - technical help offered with Garlands Rd base

Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:56 a.m. by addingtonaction

Since the recent announcement about delays in opening the depot at 124 Garlands Rd, generous offers of help have been made and accepted.
Individual staff at the council have also been very helpful sorting out the the practical details of a future sewerage connection. The trench for the sewer line has been partially dug by University Students and needs to be checked and extended.

Disposing of old TV sets

Disposing of old TV sets

Thursday, 28 March 2013 12:28 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

When digital TV is the only option in Canterbury after April 28 take your old analogue TV to a Powerstore or Smiths City store. That’s if you are not keeping it and using it with a free view device. You …

Curtains to give away

Curtains to give away

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 11:58 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Curtain Bank has lots of single, mismatched curtains to giveaway. These are great for covering drafty doors or earthquake cracks in walls. Also available are single duvet covers. Telephone 379 6959 or email gayle@cea.org.nz

Day 762 - Recycling steps ahead at CSFVC

Day 762 - Recycling steps ahead at CSFVC

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 6:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today the recycling effort at the CSFVC packing centre got a boost.

The volunteers from the Helen Anderson Trust have taken over regular responsibility for 2 jobs each week.
The person in charge from Helen Anderson Trust will also automatically be in charge of this effort including that of other volunteers who join in to help getting the empty crates and cartons from inside to outside.

Other members of the recycling crew will look after processing plastic and vegetable waste for ...

Wastewater injection caused a 5.7 earthquake in the USA

Wastewater injection caused a 5.7 earthquake in the USA

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 2:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular