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Day 786 - Wellbeing research paints a complex picture

Day 786 - Wellbeing research paints a complex picture

Friday, 19 April 2013 7:31 a.m. by addingtonaction




Research released today provides a fascinating snapshot of how the Canterbury population is coping with the aftermath of one of New Zealand's worst natural disaster.

, a Healthy Christchurch project led by the Mental Health Foundation and the Canterbury District Health Board. It was undertaken by Opinions Market Research, and included interviews with community leaders, focus groups, and a phone survey of 800 people in Christchurch, Waimakariri and Selwyn.

Dr Lucy D'Aet ...

EQC Asbestos FAQ update

EQC Asbestos FAQ update

Friday, 19 April 2013 7:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Southern Response - FAQ on builder selection.

Southern Response - FAQ on builder selection.

Friday, 19 April 2013 7:22 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Southern Response lose access to EQC claim information

Southern Response lose access to EQC claim information

Thursday, 18 April 2013 10:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Newstalk ZB interview with EQC Truths blogger

Newstalk ZB interview with EQC Truths blogger

Thursday, 18 April 2013 9:17 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Day 785 - sewer pipe connected

Day 785 - sewer pipe connected

Thursday, 18 April 2013 8:43 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Early this morning Greg and Heydan, drainlayers from G N Brewer reconnected up the sewer line at 124 Garlands Rd for Addington Action. They did a great job, very careful and thorough.

Day 787 - EQC claims system needs fixing urgently

Day 787 - EQC claims system needs fixing urgently

Thursday, 18 April 2013 12:30 p.m. by addingtonaction


18 April 2013

By Mai Chen

OPINION: Cantabrians should lobby the Minister for Earthquake Recovery if they want the EQC claims management system reviewed, writes public law specialist Mai Chen.

was unanimous: The EQC claims management system is broken and needs to be fixed urgently.

The Cantabrians who responded say that EQC's process is too slow, and that the commission's repair, rebuild and settlement payments are unfair. EQC information on their claims is either ...

Plant Exchange

Plant Exchange

Thursday, 18 April 2013 10:54 a.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

 

Sign the petition to raise the minimum wage

Sign the petition to raise the minimum wage

Thursday, 18 April 2013 12:25 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Families are struggling to make ends meet on low wages with little chance of earning a higher wage. How are people meant to live and also save money for retirement on $13.75 per hour? If you agree with these claims …

Three days full of football for youngsters

Three days full of football for youngsters

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:27 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Keen young soccer players have their own holiday programme at ASB Football Park (formerly known as English Park) in Cranford Street later this month. Mainland Football is offering a number of sessions aimed at 7-10 and 11-14 year olds. Two …

Paid support worker required

Paid support worker required

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 9:54 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Support worker required for young St Albans woman for 5 hours per week. The role includes assistance with showering but no lifting. Hourly rate negotiable up to $20 depending on experience. Phone Hine 0211330222.

Day 784 - Mousey Beet

Day 784 - Mousey Beet

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 8:20 p.m. by addingtonaction

This morning at the co-op someone had some fun with a beet root that looked like a rat or a mouse.

And then this afternoon, a visit to the Court Theatre to sign the staff up to the fruit & Veggie Co-op. They want to act as a distribution centre to supply the workers at the theatre.

Apr 17: He Tangata! It is People! A creative workshop for young people in the city.

Apr 17: He Tangata! It is People! A creative workshop for young people in the city.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:38 a.m. by GapFiller

“What is a city without its people?” Gap Filler Education Programme Coordinator Sally Airey asks.  “We are regaining access to more and more of our inner city – let’s re-populate it and in the process remember who we are rebuilding this place for!”   Gap Filler will be running a school holiday workshop on Wednesday, [...]

Apr 25, 2013: He Tangata! It is People!

Apr 25, 2013: He Tangata! It is People!

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:38 a.m. by GapFiller

He Tangata! It is People! was a creative workshop for young people, which produced a range of artworks that were then displayed around prominent sites in the central city.  Thanks to lots of young folk (and some creative mums), the city bore witness to gatherings of painted people hanging out on inner city fences. These artworks […]

Day 783 - Rebuild Expo display

Day 783 - Rebuild Expo display

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 8:01 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

A number of NGO groups are getting together to have a combined display booth at the Rebuild & Recovery Expo in Addington on 27-28 April at CBS Arena.

Reminder: Saturdays LURP Forum

Reminder: Saturday's LURP Forum

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 6:21 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular


Day 782 - PIM invoice fee paid

Day 782 - PIM invoice fee paid

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 5:41 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today's excitement was getting an invoice from the City Council to pay for the PIM application to get formal planning permission for the emergency depot at 124 Garlands Rd. The PIM application was submitted last Monday. The invoice was paid and the council now has 20 working days to process the application.

Day 781 - sewer pipe found

Day 781 - sewer pipe found

Monday, 15 April 2013 5:43 p.m. by addingtonaction

This morning the drainage contractor found the old sewer pipe that connects to the city council sewer network. Mike made some quick adjustments to the services trench under the direction of the contractor who also gave Mike a shopping list of sewer pipe fixtures.

The main pipes were laid in the trench and glued together with solvent. The system will be connected up on Thursday at this point. The end near the future building will be capped till the contractor returns to do the final connec ...

AA Insurance - progress reports

AA Insurance - progress reports

Monday, 15 April 2013 7:17 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

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 …