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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

 

The Old Sumner Road Cave Dweller

The Old Sumner Road Cave Dweller

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 9:32 p.m. by LostChristchurch

A Pitiable Case As a man was walking around Sumner road, in October 1901, a lady passed by and drew his attention to a small cave in the side of the hill where she said an old lady and her husband were living. He was rather taken back, even more so when he went inside the cave, which was located just off the road, a little above the artillery barracks. It was a mere hole in the hillside – 14 ft long, 10 ft wide by 11 ft high – which years ago had been used to store blasting powder wh ...

Mar 26: Gap H-Appy!!

Mar 26: Gap H-Appy!!

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 2:07 p.m. by GapFiller

 

Gap H-Appy!!

Gap H-Appy!!

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 2:07 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler gets its own App! Want to find the Gap Filler projects around the city and suburbs? The new free Gap Filler Map app helps you go from gap to gap thanks to some pro-bono work by a local app development company. It can be downloaded from Apple’s App store.   Patrick Davey and […]

Mar 26: International Reporters | World Stories | DW.DE

Mar 26: International Reporters | World Stories | DW.DE

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 11:06 a.m. by GapFiller

This is a pretty special doco Deutsche Welle has made about Christchurch “to see how citizens are creatively filling the holes left by earthquakes”.  

Mar 26: Super Transitional Book review

Mar 26: Super Transitional Book review

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 10:25 a.m. by GapFiller

A fantastic, in-depth review of what we refer to as the Transitional Book documenting all manner of post-quake projects from the very big to the very small. If you haven’t got a copy yet, hurry. There are not so many left. We have some copies at the Pallet Pavilion or you can get them at [...]

How our insurance policies are going to change, get more complicated, and likely to cost much more.

How our insurance policies are going to change, get more complicated, and likely to cost much more.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 4:30 a.m. by avonsidechch

As this year progresses insurers are changing all existing house insurance policies from “full replacement” to “sum assured”. The change means no one will automatically have a “like for like” insurance policy. The change will require each home owner to work out how much it would cost to replace their house, and insure it for that amount.  It won’t just be the quality of your house that affects

Tarting up Edgeware Village

Tarting up Edgeware Village

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 1:45 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Cobbled streets, wider footpaths, lots of trees, better signage and cafe tables in laneways are among some of the suggestions in the Draft Edgeware Village Master Plan out for consultation until April 10. The plan was drawn up after meetings …

Will suburb boundaries be redrawn?

Will suburb boundaries be redrawn?

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 12:37 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

In the months before the September 4 earthquake moves were being made to clarify where the boundaries of St Albans lie and to clear up any confusion.

Future city structured around key activity centres

Future city structured around key activity centres

Monday, 25 March 2013 9:52 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The future Christchurch will be rebuilt around a series of key activity centres outlined in the draft Land Use Regional Plan. 

Land use plan up for urgent consultation

Land use plan up for urgent consultation

Monday, 25 March 2013 9:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Ecan, the regional government currently being run by commissioners, has produced a LURP or land use plan and now seek public comment until April 22. 

Day 760 - free repairs suspended till base opens

Day 760 - free repairs suspended till base opens

Monday, 25 March 2013 1:14 p.m. by addingtonaction

As of Friday 22 March 2013 - all free repairs by Addington Action to uninsured homes in South Christchurch have stopped.

Mini-Park in central city

Mini-Park in central city

Monday, 25 March 2013 12:50 p.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

 

Remembering and giving thanks for life in Avonside

Remembering and giving thanks for life in Avonside

Monday, 25 March 2013 6:31 a.m. by avonsidechch

INVITATION You are cordially invitedto join us for the opening of aPHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITIONRemembering and giving thanks for life in AvonsideEaster Sunday 31 March 2013 at 2pmHosted bythe Church of the Most Holy Trinity Avonside168 Stanmore RoadOutdoor service led by Bishop Victoria MatthewsFollowed by afternoon teaSupported byThe Anglican Diocese of ChristchurchChristchurch City

Day 759 - Website & petition for Red Zoners with uninsured land

Day 759 - Website & petition for Red Zoners with uninsured land

Sunday, 24 March 2013 9:00 a.m. by addingtonaction



The Red Section Owners Group are land owners in Christchurch that have had their vacant land zoned red by the New Zealand Government after the Canterbury Earthquakes.  Being in a red zone means that the government has decided that the land is no longer suitable for habitation.

Currently in our group we have 34 section owners in the red zoned flat land areas, these individual owners have title to 38 of the 65 vacant sections reported by CERA as being in the flat land red zone. ...

Day 758 - Saturday working bee the 1st

Day 758 - Saturday working bee the 1st

Saturday, 23 March 2013 5:43 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today was the first of regular Saturday working bees to construct Addington Action HQ at 124 Garlands Rd, Opawa.

The plan is anyone can turn up on a Saturday at 9am ready to work till 1pm on getting the site ready. If you want to come and help - just make sure you are wearing good sturdy footwear and old work clothes.

As the HQ gets built and opens, the same arrangement will apply to other days of the week, with people meeting there at 9am Monday to Saturday and then being dispatch ...

Red Zone Extension ministerial paper has been released.

Red Zone Extension ministerial paper has been released.

Friday, 22 March 2013 10:10 p.m. by avonsidechch

CERA have released the ministerial paper authorising extension of the Red Zone deadline for most areas to 31 July 2013. It is on their Cabinet papers webpage here (towards the bottom, just above the Port Hills zoning information). There is some interesting stuff in the paper, and a lot that has been withheld, particularly relating to vulnerable people and how this category is defined by CERA.  Of

More on AA Insurance’s sum insured house policies

More on AA Insurance’s sum insured house policies

Friday, 22 March 2013 8:49 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

AA Insurance have updated their Sum Insured FAQs (here). More topics are covered and additional information has been provided. The topics covered are: What are the changes happening to your home insurance? Why the change? What is the effect on my home insurance premiums? When will the change happen? Do I need to check and revise the Default Sum Insured on my renewal notice? On what will my

Day 757 - online CSFVC shop being trialed

Day 757 - online CSFVC shop being trialed

Friday, 22 March 2013 3:20 p.m. by addingtonaction

An online shop for the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op is currently being trialed. It will be for the use of the 22 distribution centres to place and pay for their weekly orders for fruit & veggie packs that they then distribute the following week to their members.

Each distribution centre will require a password to login to their own customer account.

This trial uses
The aim is to pretty much automate as much as possible with the system sending out email and te ...