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Day 780 - Tidying up after yesterday

Day 780 - Tidying up after yesterday

Sunday, 14 April 2013 3:32 p.m. by addingtonaction

Earlier today, the boxing and spilt concrete around the base of the radio mast was removed. A lot of dirt was then used to back fill gaps and construct a path that runs next to the mast.

Thesis Topics 2013

Thesis Topics 2013

Sunday, 14 April 2013 10:05 a.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

The aim of this first workshop in Christchurch (March 9-12) was to explore the range of possible thesis topics and then select one.

Day 779 - Saturday working bee 3

Day 779 - Saturday working bee 3

Saturday, 13 April 2013 6:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

Earlier today the Saturday 9am working bee at 124 Garlands Rd got 3 jobs completed.

Christchurch’s Countess – Léontine de la Pasture

Christchurch’s Countess – Léontine de la Pasture

Saturday, 13 April 2013 2:52 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

To the inhabitants of colonial Nelson, Léontine, Countess de la Pasture, was the epitome of Victorian refinement and manners. To her husband, Gerard Gustavus Ducarel, the fourth Marquis de la Pasture, she was his beloved Lily, a virtuous and noble woman, who not only possessed great strength but generously opened her hand and her heart to the needy. Léontine’s presence was warmly embraced by the small, fledgling colonial society of Nelson. Her presence lent a sense of importance and class ...

Day 778 - Lianne Dalziel: Forget apology, just give the information

Day 778 - Lianne Dalziel: Forget apology, just give the information

Friday, 12 April 2013 10:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Lianne Dalziel: Forget apology, just give the information


By Lianne Dalziel, MP for Christchurch East

Most people I have spoken to about the massive privacy breaches at EQC have said that they wish they could receive a leak like that because they would know where they stand.

People are frustrated as anything that they cannot get information out of EQC. They ring up and are told that 'the file is with the Fletcher's Hub (EQR)', so they ring there and they say 'no we ...

Edgeware Village Green AGM

Edgeware Village Green AGM

Friday, 12 April 2013 9:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: St Albans Transitional Community Centre, 1047 Colombo Street Time: Sunday May 5, 2-4pm Description: AGM followed by a ploughman’s afternoon tea. Mary Rose (Earthquake Community Outreach Worker, Christchurch City Mission) is the guest speaker. There will also be a …

Day 778 - The misadventures of EQC

Day 778 - The misadventures of EQC

Friday, 12 April 2013 4:36 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular



Apr 12: Giraffing Around

Apr 12: Giraffing Around

Friday, 12 April 2013 12:31 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

 

Giraffing Around

Giraffing Around

Friday, 12 April 2013 12:31 p.m. by GapFiller

Tess Sheerin has finished her mural ‘Giraffing Around’ which is the second drawing from her ‘Creature Collective’ series, following on from ‘The Hope Bear’ (on the corner of Riccarton Road and Rotherham Street).   Tess says of her giant work ‘We have the potential to evolve into a unique, vibrant and creative city and I […]

Apr 11, 2013: Giraffing Around, 8 Liverpool St.

Apr 11, 2013: Giraffing Around, 8 Liverpool St.

Friday, 12 April 2013 12:31 p.m. by GapFiller

Giraffing Around was Tess Sheerin’s second mural in her ‘Creature Collective’ series, following on from ‘The Hope Bear’ (on the corner of Riccarton Road and Rotherham Street). Tess says of her giant work ‘We have the potential to evolve into a unique, vibrant and creative city and I feel that the unusual projects that have […]

CERA website - what do you think of it?

CERA website - what do you think of it?

Friday, 12 April 2013 7:14 a.m. by avonsidechch

 

Rights around rebuild

Rights around rebuild

Thursday, 11 April 2013 10:46 p.m. by stalbanscommunity



Concept Plan of New Centre

Concept Plan of New Centre

Thursday, 11 April 2013 5:48 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

 

Day 777 - materials brought on site for Saturday

Day 777 - materials brought on site for Saturday

Thursday, 11 April 2013 12:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

This morning another load of 4 scoops of AP20 was brought onto the site at 124 Garlands Rd ready to use on Saturday by the volunteers.

Te Tohu o Tū Wānanga Taiaha

Te Tohu o Tū Wānanga Taiaha

Thursday, 11 April 2013 9:04 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Title: Te Tohu o Tū Wānanga TaiahaLink out: Click hereDescription: Taiaha is a traditional Māori weapon and Mau Rākau is the martial art that teaches the use of taiaha. This is an important Māori custom that is vital for us …

Community Centre receives $500,000 from Earthquake Appeal Trust

Community Centre receives $500,000 from Earthquake Appeal Trust

Thursday, 11 April 2013 8:16 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Yesterday the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust announced that they were donating $500,000 towards the  rebuild of Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre.

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