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Future quake claimants forced to accept less

Future quake claimants forced to accept less

Monday, 5 November 2012 4:46 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Fears have been expressed by current red zoners that future earthquake claimants around New Zealand will be forced to accept repairs or take expensive court action to enforce their rights to replacement.

Tour Greening the Rubble sites – enjoy the city on foot!

Tour Greening the Rubble sites – enjoy the city on foot!

Monday, 5 November 2012 1:54 p.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

Current hosts of Greening the Rubble Project, whilst we await charity registration of Greening the Rubble Trust, are the national charity .  They have supported this Christchurch project with volunteered expertise and advice, accounting, insurance and in other ways, and share our wish to [...]

Central New Brighton School - Toni Burnside

Central New Brighton School - Toni Burnside

Monday, 5 November 2012 11:26 a.m. by ChristchurchVoices Popular

Archbishop of Canterbury at Holy Trinity Avonside

Archbishop of Canterbury at Holy Trinity Avonside

Sunday, 4 November 2012 10:48 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Pre 1976 units face uncertain future

Pre 1976 units face uncertain future

Sunday, 4 November 2012 10:37 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Apartments and other multiple unit buildings built before 1976 may face higher insurance costs, costly upgrades and possibly demolition as local councils attempt to make buildings more earthquake resilient (building code compliant). 

Quake doco wins award

Quake doco wins award

Sunday, 4 November 2012 1:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Gerard Smyth and others who worked on the feature film When A City Falls has won several awards in the TV awards ceremony held on Saturday evening.

Homes on TC3 land selling

Homes on TC3 land selling

Friday, 2 November 2012 11:10 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Red Cross website aids Canterbury youth

Red Cross website aids Canterbury youth

Friday, 2 November 2012 10:54 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Day 617 - Saffron + Andrew + Todd +Trudi

Day 617 - Saffron + Andrew + Todd +Trudi

Friday, 2 November 2012 6:25 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Saffron, Andrew, Todd and Trudi spent the day painting as part of the regular Addington Action work crew. They came as part of a regular volunteer commitment from Holcim Head Office based in Addington.

Wellness Workshops

Wellness Workshops

Friday, 2 November 2012 4:46 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wellness Workshops are an opportunity for you to try out different ways of managing your wellness.  There are many ways in which people gain benefits for their mental and physical wellbeing. Workshops are one off sessions for you to come along and give something a go. TAI CHI , November 20th If you’re looking for...

Part of Purchas Street closed

Part of Purchas Street closed

Friday, 2 November 2012 3:05 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The section of Purchas Street between Geraldine and Barbadoes Street will be closed to traffic for four or five weeks from November 5 while SCIRT fix the pipes. Detours will be required. The intersections to those streets will also be …

Work on Huggins Place

Work on Huggins Place

Friday, 2 November 2012 2:54 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Work begins on wastewater pipeline and lateral replacement in Huggins Place on Monday, beginning from the Hills Road entrance and finishing at the end of the cul de sac. Daytime access to the street will be limited for six weeks …

Sleep Disorders Overview

Sleep Disorders Overview

Friday, 2 November 2012 2:10 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Common sleep disorders: signs and treatments. Click the image below to watch this video.

Breathe your stress away and enjoy a better quality of life!

Breathe your stress away and enjoy a better quality of life!

Friday, 2 November 2012 11:29 a.m. by AnxietySupport

The Art of Living Foundation is offering two more FREE De-Stress courses during November: 8 – 11 November and 22 – 25 November Thurs & Fri – 6:30pm – 8:45 pm  Sat & Sun 10am – 2:45 pm Benefits: Increased personal power Tension-free body Anxiety-free mind Emotional stability Heightened mental clarity Increased energy levels A...

Ideas wanted for eastern Christchurch

Ideas wanted for eastern Christchurch

Thursday, 1 November 2012 10:07 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Share your ideas for the eastern suburbs in Christchurch and see what others have come up with. It’s a bit like the CCC share an idea consultation but this one is run by the community. Click here for Eastern Visions …

Red Cross - Hurricane Sandy appeal

Red Cross - Hurricane Sandy appeal

Thursday, 1 November 2012 7:47 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The New Zealand Red Cross is appealing for donations to help those throughout the Caribbean, United States and Canada who have been affected by the hurricane and need relief and recovery assistance. Click here for the Red Cross site. .

Disaster Response and the World Health Organisation (WHO)

Disaster Response and the World Health Organisation (WHO)

Thursday, 1 November 2012 4:52 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: PC Browne Room,upstairs in the Horticultural Hall, Hagley Park Time: November 27 at 05:00pm Description: The Department of Public Health and General Practice of the University of Otago is hosting a seminar with Dr Alistair Humphrey, Medical Officer of …

Notes from last forum are out

Notes from last forum are out

Thursday, 1 November 2012 3:21 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

ArtBox rising

ArtBox rising

Thursday, 1 November 2012 1:42 a.m. by ArtBox

Big developments this week. ArtBox is making its debut. Earthworks and construction p [...]

Fun on bikes at Richmond School

Fun on bikes at Richmond School

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 11:41 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Richmond School Time: November 10 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm Description: ICEcycles final workshop for the year will be held at Richmond School on Saturday November 10. If you don’t have a bicycle or your old one is too far …

Alternative energy sources and systems feature

Alternative energy sources and systems feature

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 11:06 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Title: Alternative Energy Sources and Systems Location: WEA, 59 Gloucester Street Time: November 10 from 1:00pm -5:00pm Description: A series of speakers will outline how to run your home using alternative sources of energy. Speakers include: Ian Crumpton, a resident …

Day 615 - Addington Action votes to use Xero

Day 615 - Addington Action votes to use Xero

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 9:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

The monthly meeting of Addington Action members earlier tonight voted to take out a monthly subscription to an on-line accounting system called .

The annual cost is $510 GST inclusive. A direct debit has been set up to pay the monthly cost.

All financial records up to March 31st 2012 have already been entered and the next step is to send the accounts to Christchurch Community Accounting for an audit.

Once the 2011-2012 accounts have been closed off, and GST registration appl ...

REMINDER AMI/Southern Response Meeting

REMINDER AMI/Southern Response Meeting

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 7:45 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

Carols in our Park

Carols in our Park

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 4:31 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular




News Advertiser turns spotlight on SARA and CCC

News Advertiser turns spotlight on SARA and CCC

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 3:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

All is not sweetness and light between the Christchurch City Council and the St Albans Residents Association and this negativity is being picked up in the local print media, this time in a frontpage article by the News Advertiser on Monday. October 29.

Wall Banners (but not Harvey)

Wall Banners (but not Harvey)

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 12:41 a.m. by ArtBox

 

Bugging from Baja

Bugging from Baja

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 5:15 p.m. by ArtBox

 

New housing quicker to market

New housing quicker to market

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 2:53 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Another council pool in danger of permanent closure

Another council pool in danger of permanent closure

Monday, 29 October 2012 5:16 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Oct 29: 24 Hour Drillathon

Oct 29: 24 Hour Drillathon

Monday, 29 October 2012 4:37 p.m. by GapFiller

Announcing another world first, Gap Filler’s World Endurance Drilling Championships (and Lance Armstrong is not invited) – the 24 Hour Drillathon!   Gap Filler ran a drillathon when they were about to start building their Summer Pallet Pavilion on the former site of theCrownePlaza. 1948 pallets arrived on site and based on the pavilion design [...]

Oct 28: Poetica brings third project to the city!

Oct 28: Poetica brings third project to the city!

Monday, 29 October 2012 12:55 p.m. by GapFiller

Following on from the reveal of the winning Instant Poetry Wall poem by Kristy Dunn on the side of the Beggs Music Building at 614 Colombo street, Poetica presents its third poetry project in the city with support from Gap Filler.   The Poet Tree is a Japanese inspired poetry project. A poem by the [...]

REAC

REAC

Saturday, 27 October 2012 9:55 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Edegeware Village Green News

Edegeware Village Green News

Friday, 26 October 2012 4:54 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

An occasional newsletter from local people greening the village can be downloaded from here.

From JK Rowling to George Michael: creative people and their struggles with anxiety

From JK Rowling to George Michael: creative people and their struggles with anxiety

Friday, 26 October 2012 4:18 p.m. by AnxietySupport

With every day comes another story of an artist and mental illness. Take JK Rowling. The Edinburgh author’s first post-Potter novel, The Casual Vacancy, is just out and features a character with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Promoting the book on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme last week, Rowling said: “I’ve certainly had mental health issues, I’ve...

PODCAST: Stress, anxiety, depression – can we help by changing the foods we eat ?

PODCAST: Stress, anxiety, depression – can we help by changing the foods we eat ?

Friday, 26 October 2012 4:13 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Can we manage our moods by the foods we eat ? Cyndi O’Meara reckons we can. By adjusting the quality of the food in our diet, Cyndi believes we can impact on the variety of proteins needed to improve brain function.  Cyndi O’Meara joined Hilary Burden for a discussion on on her theory that natural foods are...

Earthquake Royal Commission – technical reports on representative city buildings

Earthquake Royal Commission – technical reports on representative city buildings

Friday, 26 October 2012 12:00 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

From the Royal Commission’s website:

Village Green Working Bee

Village Green Working Bee

Friday, 26 October 2012 12:46 a.m. by stalbanscommunity



TC3 home rebuilds will be lighter weight

TC3 home rebuilds will be lighter weight

Thursday, 25 October 2012 11:05 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Houses rebuilt in TC3 areas will not only have more resilient foundations they will also need to use lightweight materials such as timber. 

How the Dutch got their cycle paths

How the Dutch got their cycle paths

Thursday, 25 October 2012 10:08 p.m. by CoastalPathway

Watch the 6min29sec video here

Edgeware Village as pedestrian-friendly zone

Edgeware Village as pedestrian-friendly zone

Thursday, 25 October 2012 7:56 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Glenn Livingstone

Glenn Livingstone

Thursday, 25 October 2012 5:36 p.m. by ChristchurchVoices Popular

Time is not on our side

Time is not on our side

Thursday, 25 October 2012 4:51 p.m. by ChristchurchVoices Popular

Day 609 - Phil makes a plan

Day 609 - Phil makes a plan

Thursday, 25 October 2012 4:17 p.m. by addingtonaction

Phil Nussbaumer and Des Preston are both builders and members of Addington Action.

Gym hosts new Sunday market

Gym hosts new Sunday market

Thursday, 25 October 2012 12:52 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Gym owners Les Mills are behind a new produce/artisans market in a Cashel Street carpark on Sunday mornings. 

Day 608 - Addington School joins co-op

Day 608 - Addington School joins co-op

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 5:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Parents of children at Addington School met earlier today to establish a distribution centre for the Christchurch Fruit & Veggie Co-op.

Relocated Community House opening soon

Relocated Community House opening soon

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 4:53 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

REMINDER Lumley Insurance Cluster Meeting

REMINDER Lumley Insurance Cluster Meeting

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 3:37 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

REMINDER

Free orthodontic treatment for teens

Free orthodontic treatment for teens

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 8:27 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Orthodontists from the Wish For a Smile Trust are offering Christchurch teens who cannot afford orthodontic treatment the chance to fix their teeth for free. 

Cakes for students

Cakes for students

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 8:06 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

CERA, its values, and the 30 April deadline

CERA, its values, and the 30 April deadline

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 6:15 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

ReUnite Trust Canterbury launch

ReUnite Trust Canterbury launch

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 4:21 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: PEETO The Multicultural Learning Centre (currently operating from the Riccarton Baptist Church Corner of Peverel and Rattray Streets, Riccarton) Date: November 5 Time: 6pm to 8pm Description: Former Christchurch MP Tim Barnett will talk about his work with the …

Two items of interest for the sector

Two items of interest for the sector

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 1:53 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Avonside and post-earthquake health issues

Avonside and post-earthquake health issues

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 1:06 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Neighbourhood Week

Neighbourhood Week

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 12:37 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Title: Neighbourhood WeekLocation: All over ChristchurchDescription: Neighbourhood Week in Christchurch runs from October 27 till November 2Start Date: 2012-10-27End Date: 2012-11-2

Community Discussion

Community Discussion

Monday, 22 October 2012 12:29 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Title: Community DiscussionLocation: Mairehau Library, 42 Kensington AveDescription: The St Albans community discussions are about sharing general information and helping feed local knowledge into local planning and finding solutions to local problems. Everyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion.Start …

Meetings with insurance companies

Meetings with insurance companies

Monday, 22 October 2012 9:26 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

InsuranceWatch has organised a couple of meetings with insurance companies.

House demolitions

House demolitions

Monday, 22 October 2012 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Demolition of Susanne’s house at 44 Cowlishaw Street started on Wednesday, 

TC3 – Southern Response’s approach

TC3 – Southern Response’s approach

Saturday, 20 October 2012 8:44 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Southern Response have added a brief outline to their website on how they will be responding to claims from those on TC3 land.