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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 ...

Day 757 - fruit & veggie orders

Day 757 - fruit & veggie orders

Friday, 22 March 2013 12:38 p.m. by addingtonaction

There are 416 orders from 19 of the 22 CSFVC distribution centers for fruit and veggie packs next week. These will be packed and distributed on Wednesday 27 March.

   1 Addington Action
14 Addington School
23 Burnham
  6 Comcare Addington
26 Discovery
25 Eureka St
13 Hoon Hay Presbyterian
  0 Kidsfirst Selwyn St
39 Manuka Cottage
44 Opawa Baptist
28 Parker St
24 Reformed Church in Hornby
13 Riccarton Community Church
  0 Ro ...

Day 757 - regular work every Saturday at Garlands Rd

Day 757 - regular work every Saturday at Garlands Rd

Friday, 22 March 2013 11:34 a.m. by addingtonaction

There will be regular volunteer work at 124 Garlands Rd every Saturday from 9am till 1pm unless its a public holiday weekend like Easter, Queens Birthday etc.

The work will be getting the new base for Addington Action built.
Just turn up with your boots on and wear old clothes. If it is bucketing down don't come.

Loners, Vagrants and Deserters – The Port Hills Cave Dwellers

Loners, Vagrants and Deserters – The Port Hills Cave Dwellers

Thursday, 21 March 2013 9:00 p.m. by LostChristchurch

Since early European settlement, the caves that honeycombed the Port Hills, from Sumner to Lyttelton, have been used by all manner of loners, vagrants and deserters as places of escape or retreat One Sunday in July, 1863, a party of men employed in the tunnel, while on an excursion to Godley Head, discovered an old man in a cave. He was in the last state of exhaustion. ‘Having administered some food and a stimulant to the sufferer’, the old man recovered enough to speak. He told them ...

Day 756 - Polytech students have already joined another co-op :)

Day 756 - Polytech students have already joined another co-op :)

Thursday, 21 March 2013 1:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

The meeting planned next week to sign the CPIT Maori Studies students up as a distribution centre as part of the CSFVC has been cancelled. It turns out these ingenious students have already hooked up witht the Linwood Fruit & Veggie Co-op. Maybe the Nursing students could do the same since Linwood is closer for them.

Wallboard repairs – the problems of inadequate assessments and inadequate repairs

Wallboard repairs – the problems of inadequate assessments and inadequate repairs

Thursday, 21 March 2013 6:18 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Gib (Winstone Wallboards Ltd) have put their March RE:BUILDING newsletter on the web here. Of most interest for those having their homes repaired is the article REPAIRING DAMAGED HOMES: GET THE STRUCTURE RIGHT FIRST. The short article covers the issue of inadequate damage assessments and the problems that arise from both inadequate assessments and repairs. The article is here. There is a Gib

Health warning over remaining silt

Health warning over remaining silt

Thursday, 21 March 2013 12:25 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The remains of liquefaction lurking under Christchurch houses is causing health problems but can be removed courtesy of insurance companies. It may be out of site but it can still cause damage. Silt from the 2011 earthquakes is piled high …

Rebuild and Recovery Expo

Rebuild and Recovery Expo

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 10:04 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: CBS Arena Time April 27 and 28 10am – 4pm Description: The Expo will provide the latest information for property owners and residents about the rebuild and recovery of greater Christchurch – residential and in the central city. Exhibitors …

St Albans Community Preschool to celebrate return

St Albans Community Preschool to celebrate return

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 9:35 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

St Albans Community Preschool has moved back into its repaired building on the corner of Thames and Westminister Street and is holding a gathering at 9am on April 13 to celebrate. Following the February 2011 earthquake, the Preschool operated initially …

Day 755 - Christchurch silt could make residents sick

Day 755 - Christchurch silt could make residents sick

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 9:18 p.m. by addingtonaction


20/3/2013

Many Christchurch homes are sitting on top of a health time bomb that could make occupants seriously sick over winter.

Liquefied silt under the houses, left by the February 2011 earthquake, is causing floorboards to rot, and mould and mushrooms to sprout in the walls - and residents are reporting respiratory conditions like asthma and bronchiolitis, along with other conditions.

Christchurch medical officer of health Dr Alistair Humphrey told Fairfax those livi ...

Day 755 - Rolleston co-op opens April 24

Day 755 - Rolleston co-op opens April 24

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 5:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

A meeting was held in Rolleston today to establish the 23rd distribution centre of the South Christchurch Fruit& Veggie Co-op CSFVC.

Rolleston
3/710 East Maddisons Rd, Rolleston
Co-op inquiries Angie Willense 347-3450, 021-120-4343
Wednesdays 2.45pm - 3.45pm
Open to anyone

Day 755 - another happy day at the co-op

Day 755 - another happy day at the co-op

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction





Green Frame Exhibition Night

Green Frame Exhibition Night

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 10:55 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

Green Frame Exhibition

Green Frame Exhibition

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 10:31 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

Check out Fatina Chan’s videos from the Green Frame Exhibition!

Culturally diverse St Albans to feature in TV doco

Culturally diverse St Albans to feature in TV doco

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 12:29 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

An Auckland-based media company wants to feature cultural diversity in St Albans as part of a television series and will be visiting the area in a few weeks time looking for interesting immigrants with tales to tell. Neighbourhood is a …

Roosevelt Avenue being worked on

Roosevelt Avenue being worked on

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:34 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

SCIRT is replacing the gravity wastewater main and laterals along a section of Roosevelt Avenue between Innes Road and Malvern Street and expects the work to be completed by mid April. Work is expected to commence on Saturday 23 March …

CERA - Another community issues and questions update

CERA - Another community issues and questions update

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:15 p.m. by avonsidechch

CERA has added more information to their answers to the following questions: What kind of information am I entitled to receive about my property? Once payment has been determined when can I expect to receive it? Residential Rebuild Plans Land Remediation The CERA Community Issues and Questions page is here. .

Full Moon / Equinox party at the Dance-O-Mat 27th March!

Full Moon / Equinox party at the Dance-O-Mat 27th March!

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:10 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Join us Wednesday 27th March 2013 6-8pm … bring along your favourite crowd-pleaser tracks or email kiwinic@gmail.com!!

Mar 19: Full Moon / Equinox party at the Dance-O-Mat 27th March!

Mar 19: Full Moon / Equinox party at the Dance-O-Mat 27th March!

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:10 p.m. by GapFiller

Join us Wednesday 27th March 2013 6-8pm … bring along your favourite crowd-pleaser tracks or email kiwinic@gmail.com!!

Median house price in St Albans tops $400,000

Median house price in St Albans tops $400,000

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 7:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The median house price in St Albans rose 26 per cent in the year ending February 2013 passing the $400,000 mark. Houses are selling well -more than 250 changed hands in one year – and selling faster (three and a …

Day 754 - 60 students

Day 754 - 60 students

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 7:06 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today 3 shifts of students turned up at 124 Garlands Rd to lend a hand. They were studing at Canterbury Universities 101 Earthquake course. 60 in all. Lots of them came from USA.

They dug a trench for services to go in for the new building. They also dug a trench for the stormwater drainage culvert to be cast into.

Also dug out where the outdoor undercover bit will go.

3 cubic meters of AP20 was then laid and compacted with a plate compactor.

The escavated loose soil ...

Growth in the Market

Growth in the Market

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 11:57 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market continues to expand and grow as we move into autumn. Open every Saturday from 9.30 to 12.30 the local nature and community spirit of the market [...]

Southern Response - follow up to customer meetings

Southern Response - follow up to customer meetings

Saturday, 16 March 2013 7:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Southern Response have published a partial follow up to the customer meetings held last month. Follow up information has been posted here on the following topics: When will my home be built? Can you be more flexible with the temporary accommodation allowance? The build contract and MOU are in your (Southern Response’s) your favour. What is covered by EQC land settlement payments and what

The Anxious Times - newsletter of Anxiety Support

The Anxious Times - newsletter of Anxiety Support

Saturday, 16 March 2013 6:15 a.m. by avonsidechch

The previous blog entry introduced Anxiety Support. One of the significant services they provide is a quarterly support newsletter The Anxious Times that can be read on-line or downloaded for reading later ( or printing out). Copies of the newsletters are available here. The newsletters published to date are: Autumn 2013 Prescription changes, Adult Separation Anxiety Disorder, Cluttering Vs

Earthship house made from rubbish

Earthship house made from rubbish

Saturday, 16 March 2013 3:19 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Christchurch’s first ‘Earthship’ will be revealed at a public open day at Tussock Hill Vineyard from 10am to 1pm on March 16. American architect, Michael Reynolds, creator of the global earthship phenomenon and the subject of the award winning documentary …

Community Garden City

Community Garden City

Saturday, 16 March 2013 12:57 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The growing community garden movement in Christchurch could take a lead in recreating Christchurch as a “community garden city.” The Avon River Park, the red-zoned lands, the damaged sports fields and the “green frame” all have rich food-growing opportunities to …

Coffee and jam inspires awesome ideas for Christchurch

Coffee and jam inspires awesome ideas for Christchurch

Saturday, 16 March 2013 12:27 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

If you’ve got a brilliant idea and you want to make it happen head along to The Ministry of Awesome’s Coffee and Jam sessions at the Epic Hub (opposite the new C1 cafe) on Tuesday lunchtimes. You’ll get feedback, meet …

Handling repairs with Fletchers

Handling repairs with Fletchers

Friday, 15 March 2013 11:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A former Fletchers employee is giving out advice on how to handle repairs on a blog set up to provide Christchurch residents with an inside view on earthquake information. If you disagree with the decision of one assessor, ask for …

CCPG will have a promotional stall at the Sumner Street Party on Sunday 17 March

CCPG will have a promotional stall at the Sumner Street Party on Sunday 17 March

Friday, 15 March 2013 8:14 p.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

Sunday 17th March, 11am to 6pm.  Sumner Village (centred at the ).

Follow Our Blog!

Follow Our Blog!

Friday, 15 March 2013 11:38 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Click here to read theAnxiety Support Blog!

Could you be the new Coordinator?

Could you be the new Coordinator?

Friday, 15 March 2013 9:06 a.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

Rhys Taylor is moving southwards to Geraldine in  a few months’ time, so the Trust has a contract vacancy :

Southern Response and land remediation

Southern Response and land remediation

Friday, 15 March 2013 6:25 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 749 - job vacancy at Community Gardens

Day 749 - job vacancy at Community Gardens

Thursday, 14 March 2013 7:30 p.m. by addingtonaction


Community gardens Spreydon requires a temporary minute taker for board meetings. Approx 4 hrs work a month. Must have good English/typing skills and access to internet. $15 per hr. Please email applications to: by March 29th.

Engineers design sustainable 21st century homes

Engineers design sustainable 21st century homes

Thursday, 14 March 2013 4:04 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A group of Christchurch engineers and planners have come up with an innovative plan for 21st century housing in Christchurch that could house up to 15,000 people in a walkable urban centre within five years. The plan differs from those …

Website & petition for Red Zoners with uninsured land

Website & petition for Red Zoners with uninsured land

Thursday, 14 March 2013 8:19 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Red zone land damage assessments in 2014

Red zone land damage assessments in 2014

Thursday, 14 March 2013 12:19 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular




CanCERN Wellbeing Meeting

CanCERN Wellbeing Meeting

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 11:30 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Wainoni Methodist ChurchTime: 6-8pm March 19Link out: Click hereDescription: Workshops, conversations and Q and A on the topic of wellbeing for the citizens of Christchurch as we head into the third year after the earthquakes. Check out the programme …

Nine categories of land damage covered by EQC

Nine categories of land damage covered by EQC

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 11:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

There are nine categories of land damage. 

Day 748 - Food subcommittee starts up again

Day 748 - Food subcommittee starts up again

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 7:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

After a gap of 5 months Addington Action's food committee has started meeting again.

The committee was originally set up to make sure a number of projects were successfuly carried out
The inactivity of this working committee was caused by internal "growing pains" type issues in Addington Action in the last 4 months of 2012 which have now been sorted out.

Tonights initial meeting worked on solving a range of challenges to do with recycling the growing amount of waste material and ...

Day 748 - CPIT students to join co-op

Day 748 - CPIT students to join co-op

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 6:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

Renting out EQ damaged houses

Renting out EQ damaged houses

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 5:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has produced two new information sheets to help those wanting to rent out, or to rent, homes damaged in the earthquakes.

More apartments for St Albans

More apartments for St Albans

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 5:06 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The developers are currently building a block housing 24 apartments in a building up to three storeys high on Riccarton Road. It replaces a two story wooden house that stood on the site until a few years ago.

Edgeware Road one way (temporarily)

Edgeware Road one way (temporarily)

Monday, 11 March 2013 6:30 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The section of Edgeware Road between Bishop and Sherbourne Streets will be one way until June while earthquake repairs are undertaken. Traffic using Manchester Street or Bishop Street to turn into Edgeware Road will find their way blocked. Until May, …

Economic Research Books!

Economic Research Books!

Monday, 11 March 2013 5:58 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Project Coordinator needed for GtR

Project Coordinator needed for GtR

Monday, 11 March 2013 2:19 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Mar 11: Project Coordinator needed for GtR

Mar 11: Project Coordinator needed for GtR

Monday, 11 March 2013 2:19 p.m. by GapFiller

The Greening the Rubble Trust is seeking Expressions of Interest for a new Project Co-ordinator.  Read more …

EQC flat land assessments

EQC flat land assessments

Monday, 11 March 2013 6:02 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Canterbury liquefaction vulnerability study

Canterbury liquefaction vulnerability study

Sunday, 10 March 2013 6:54 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Full file info requests result in delays

Full file info requests result in delays

Saturday, 9 March 2013 8:44 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Software to help with Maths difficulties

Software to help with Maths difficulties

Saturday, 9 March 2013 5:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Eight young pupils at St Albans Primary School have been guinea pigs for computer game software The Number Race which aims to help them improve their numeracy skills. according to this recent Press article. Software tools are being developed by …

Christchurch Thesis Workshop

Christchurch Thesis Workshop

Saturday, 9 March 2013 10:10 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

Please join us for a Workshop on Saturday March 9th at the Green Frame Exhibition, the following guests will present their work followed by a round table discussion: 11:00-12:00 Alastair Wells and Matthew Ayton from the Unlimited School 12:00-13:00 Jacky Bowring Head of The School of Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University 14:00-15:00 Mark Billinghurst from …

Roger Sutton and the ownership of Christchurch

Roger Sutton and the ownership of Christchurch

Friday, 8 March 2013 8:35 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular