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Day 657 - small sheds needed

Day 657 - small sheds needed

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 5:58 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Does anyone have a garden shed they don't need and would like to donate to Addington Action? We also need usable corrugated iron to make up partitioned bins to store soil, compost, tree mulch, rubble, etc.

Applications for Pan-NGO representative open tomorrow

Applications for Pan-NGO representative open tomorrow

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 2:24 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Sector forum tomorrow-- see you there!

Sector forum tomorrow-- see you there!

Monday, 10 December 2012 7:04 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

St Albans News receives COGS grant

St Albans News receives COGS grant

Monday, 10 December 2012 1:49 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Residents Association has received a $5000 grant from COGS, the community grants system administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.

IAG and Vero go for “sum insured” insurance instead of full replacement

IAG and Vero go for “sum insured” insurance instead of full replacement

Sunday, 9 December 2012 10:29 p.m. by avonsidechch Recommended Featured Popular

Stuff today reported () IAG and Vero have announced they are going down the “sum insured” route to replace all “full replacement” house policies.

Day 655 - Do you have any spare water based paint?

Day 655 - Do you have any spare water based paint?

Sunday, 9 December 2012 11:32 a.m. by addingtonaction

 

Gap Filler hits a double whammy in one day!

Gap Filler hits a double whammy in one day!

Friday, 7 December 2012 5:24 p.m. by GapFiller

Big thanks to “The Australian” newspaper and PSFK for a couple of great mentions today.  Nice.   “Pop Up City” - The Australian 7.12.12   “Put a coin into a converted washing machine for an instant dance party.” - PSFK 7.12.12  

Dec 7: Gap Filler hits a double whammy in one day!

Dec 7: Gap Filler hits a double whammy in one day!

Friday, 7 December 2012 5:24 p.m. by GapFiller

Big thanks to “The Australian” newspaper and PSFK for a couple of great mentions today.  Nice.   “Pop Up City” - The Australian 7.12.12   “Put a coin into a converted washing machine for an instant dance party.” - PSFK 7.12.12  

Day 653 - the wet ones

Day 653 - the wet ones

Friday, 7 December 2012 3:14 p.m. by addingtonaction

The happy volunteers from, in OZ, returned today to help Addington Action box and pour a concrete path, trim the corrugated iron fence, back-filling, and painting a mural.

Gerry Brownlee and being stuck in the Red Zone

Gerry Brownlee and being stuck in the Red Zone

Friday, 7 December 2012 11:07 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Yesterday’s Press carried an article Red-zoners call for more time by Charlie Gates 

AA Insurance changes – important for everyone with house insurance

AA Insurance changes – important for everyone with house insurance

Friday, 7 December 2012 6:20 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Stuff (here) has reported that AA Insurance will no longer provide a full replacement policy option – instead they will offer only a “sum assured” policy. Existing policy holders will automatically switch to the sum assured style of policy on the 1st of July next year (if you are an AA customer there is more info at the bottom of this blog entry). The change to a fixed-sum policy can be expected

Info updates: CERA and Southern Response

Info updates: CERA and Southern Response

Thursday, 6 December 2012 6:29 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CERA have released the December issue (N0. 16) of the  You can download a copy from . Issues covered include:

NGO delegate developments and more to discuss at Tuesdays forum!

NGO delegate developments and more to discuss at Tuesday's forum!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 3:39 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Important information about the next forum and an NGO delegate...

MHAPS Activities

MHAPS Activities

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 3:22 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

  MHAPS Activities  All MHAPS (Anxiety Support, Bi-Polar, CAS, Latnam House, and Awareness) clients are welcome to attend – phone Reception for more information or to register  365 9479. 

TOPICS and FORUMS PROGRAMME 2013

TOPICS and FORUMS PROGRAMME 2013

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 2:17 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

 

EQC–update to changes to the Apportionment FAQ

EQC–update to changes to the Apportionment FAQ

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 6:21 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Artbox opening day tantalisingly close

Artbox opening day tantalisingly close

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 11:51 p.m. by ArtBox Popular

Open Day is so close, we can almost taste it! 

Day 650 - Maryborough to Christchurch

Day 650 - Maryborough to Christchurch

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 8:25 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today a team of 12 young people turned up from, a small town in Queensland, Australia to help Addington Action. And they are coming back on Friday for another shot.

Hard bargaining end games

Hard bargaining end games

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 6:17 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

More eqc drilling for land

More eqc drilling for land

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 1:53 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

More eqc drilling for land damage

More eqc drilling for land damage

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 1:53 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

EQC is about to do more drilling around Christchurch streets, only this time it will be to gather data about soil composition and land damage and not about foundations. Drilling will occur either on the roadside berm or on properties …

Making St Albans inclusive and accessible

Making St Albans inclusive and accessible

Monday, 3 December 2012 10:01 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Human Rights Commission will partner St Albans residents to ensure that the needs of the disabled are included when projects outlined in the St Albans Community Strategy are implemented. An initial proposal to create separate goals was gently rejected …

EQC - changes to the Apportionment FAQ

EQC - changes to the Apportionment FAQ

Monday, 3 December 2012 8:57 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC today changed some of the layout of its Apportionment FAQ and added more text ().

Day 649 - Community Service Award

Day 649 - Community Service Award

Monday, 3 December 2012 7:34 p.m. by addingtonaction

Earlier tonight, Addington Action received a Community Service Award from the Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board.

Marina McFarlane, Dawne Burns, Christine Blance, Michael Parsons, Dianne Fitzgerald received the award on behalf of the members. Tracy Peters and Florence Preston were both meant to come as well but both ended up being out of town today.














Win

Win

Monday, 3 December 2012 10:52 a.m. by VolunteerArmy

So it’s our second to last day in NYC and it is looking like things have finally fallen into place.

What does cooperation look like?

What does cooperation look like?

Saturday, 1 December 2012 6:23 a.m. by VolunteerArmy

When various goals, plans, and actions align, cooperation is likely. At last, cooperation looks likely.

Ethnic dining in St Albans

Ethnic dining in St Albans

Saturday, 1 December 2012 3:15 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular



Break from roadworks

Break from roadworks

Saturday, 1 December 2012 3:04 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Stay at home residents will be pleased to hear that they will get a break from all the roadworks when SCIRT workers head away on holiday on December 21

Database of community groups moves to new website

Database of community groups moves to new website

Saturday, 1 December 2012 2:53 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch City Libraries has relaunched their CINCH database of community groups on its own website at www.cinch.org.nz.

Some interesting gems in community board paperwork

Some interesting gems in community board paperwork

Saturday, 1 December 2012 2:34 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular



Day 646 - 4G

Day 646 - 4G

Friday, 30 November 2012 4:28 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Gordon O'Malley, Greg Manson, George Chang and Greg Lorkin were the "4 G's" today from Holcim.

Helping others to ‘green’ sites

Helping others to ‘green’ sites

Friday, 30 November 2012 11:08 a.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

In recent months Greening the Rubble has supported community-run projects at Sumner (a local Greening the Rubble Group),

Research: Evacuation procedures in big cities after massive earthquakes

Research: Evacuation procedures in big cities after massive earthquakes

Friday, 30 November 2012 5:50 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The most recent  of the Tokyo Institute of Technology contains an article on Japanese research into evacuation procedures in big cities after major earthquakes.

Mixed Use Ideas Competition: MIX IT UP

Mixed Use Ideas Competition: MIX IT UP

Thursday, 29 November 2012 4:51 p.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Peterborough Village / Pita Kāik is a very damaged area of Ōtautahi Christchurch located on the northern CBD frame and Te Papa Ōtākaro, the Avon River Precinct. Design ideas are sought for sustainable development of 4 separate but contiguous 1000m2 lots (140-150 Kilmore St) zoned in the City Plan for Mixed Use. A mixed use …

Mixed Use Ideas Competition: NOW CLOSES 7 MARCH – MIX IT UP!

Mixed Use Ideas Competition: NOW CLOSES 7 MARCH – MIX IT UP!

Thursday, 29 November 2012 4:51 p.m. by peterboroughvillage

The Mixed Use Ideas Competition deadline has been extended to Thursday 07 March, 2013. So, hurry, there is still time to submit an entry! Peterborough Village / Pita Kāik is a very damaged area of Ōtautahi Christchurch located on the northern CBD frame and Te Papa Ōtākaro, the Avon River Precinct. Design ideas are sought …

Whakaoho, a youth-run event for families

Whakaoho, a youth-run event for families

Thursday, 29 November 2012 3:56 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

More Earthquake Case Studies – Insurance and Savings Ombudsman

More Earthquake Case Studies – Insurance and Savings Ombudsman

Thursday, 29 November 2012 6:16 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Insurance and Savings Ombudsman (ISO) has posted more earthquake case studies on their website

Artbox Exterior Looking Great

Artbox Exterior Looking Great

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 11:04 p.m. by ArtBox Popular

Earthquake Royal Commission – Californias Safety Assessment Program

Earthquake Royal Commission – California's Safety Assessment Program

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 8:57 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Royal Commission has made available a copy of the California Emergency Management Agency’s  It can be downloaded from .

Day 644 - Addington Action election

Day 644 - Addington Action election

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 8:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Earlier tonight, Addington Action members attended the monthly membership meeting and decided;
Future monthly meetings will now be held on the last Thursday at 6pm.

Pretty cool barn

Pretty cool barn

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 7:07 p.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

The massive laminated timber beams used in the construction of Christchurch’s Enterprise Precinct and Innovation Campus (EPIC) were so impressive passers-by regularly stopped to take photographs as the building took shape.

New Brighton Project Newsletter 28 November 2012

New Brighton Project Newsletter 28 November 2012

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 5:45 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

 

Picnic for volunteers

Picnic for volunteers

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 12:03 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Bringing back native plants to the city

Bringing back native plants to the city

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 11:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Library back at centre (for 90 minutes)

Library back at centre (for 90 minutes)

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 11:32 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Mixed Use Ideas Competition Launches Thursday!

Mixed Use Ideas Competition Launches Thursday!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 8:50 p.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Peterborough Village is “Mixing it Up” this week with the launch of the Mixed Use Ideas competition to assist the Village rebuild. The purpose of the project is to gather the best mixed use ideas to transform our urban village into an exciting, vibrant and busy little hub. The Central City Recovery Plan zones half …

Edgeware Road section to reopen for Christmas

Edgeware Road section to reopen for Christmas

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 3:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

MCConnell Dowell are hopeful of having Edgeware Road, between Allard and Madras Streets, sealed and ready to reopen for Christmas.

Points on maps, and points about each map

Points on maps, and points about each map

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 1:26 p.m. by VolunteerArmy

It’s an interesting thing, discussing regions and sizes in a place you find wholly unfamiliar. The last few days our efforts and discussions have centred largely around mapping, accessibility of information, and the delicate balance between detail and ease of understanding.

EQC TC3 drilling data

EQC TC3 drilling data

Monday, 26 November 2012 8:45 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC have added a page to their website that gives a brief explanation of what happens to the data obtained from drilling. 

Times Square!

Times Square!

Monday, 26 November 2012 5:53 p.m. by VolunteerArmy

It’s Sunday night here in NY so we thought we’d head to a near by bar to watch some Sunday Night Football (Green Bay Packers vs New York Giants for those interested, Giants smashed them 38-10). Went for a quick walk into Times Square and took this panorama – look closely to see what takes [...]

Nov 26: The Fieldman Academy of Love and Kindness: how to make a six-pointed star with one snip

Nov 26: The Fieldman Academy of Love and Kindness: how to make a six-pointed star with one snip

Monday, 26 November 2012 5:16 p.m. by GapFiller

On Saturday the 1st of December The Fieldman Academy of Love and Kindness was temporarily located at 126 Oxford Terrace teaching passerby’s how to make a six-pointed star with one snip.   The Fieldman Academy of Love and Kindness: ‘How to make a six-pointed star with one snip’ was a Gap Filler project by Michelle [...]

Chris Van Geylswijk

Chris Van Geylswijk

Sunday, 25 November 2012 11:11 p.m. by ChristchurchVoices Popular

Deon Swiggs - Rebuild Christchurch

Deon Swiggs - Rebuild Christchurch

Sunday, 25 November 2012 4:40 p.m. by ChristchurchVoices Popular

A snapshot of what we’ve been doing

A snapshot of what we’ve been doing

Sunday, 25 November 2012 10:15 a.m. by VolunteerArmy

I just realised none of our updates have properly explained what we’re spending our days doing over here. As we’ve mentioned, one of the barriers to an efficient clean up following the hurricane has been a lack of communication and coordination between the countless organisations which are volunteering to help with the clean up. This [...]

Day 640 - Addington Fun Fair a great sucess

Day 640 - Addington Fun Fair a great sucess

Saturday, 24 November 2012 7:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Hundreds of happy people came to Addington Famous Fun Fair today. The fair is held each year on the Saturday after show week. The Addington Action BBQ sold 300 sausages for $599.20 to raise funds to remove rubbish to the dump.

































Day 640 - Addington Fun Fair a great success

Day 640 - Addington Fun Fair a great success

Saturday, 24 November 2012 7:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Hundreds of happy people came to Addington Famous Fun Fair today. The fair is held each year on the Saturday after show week.

The fair raised funds for Manuka Cottage and was organised by a number of groups and individuals including Coralie Wyn (Gap Filler), Alan Hudson (St Mary's Church), Richard (The Haze), Mike (Addington Action, Shauna (Gap Filler).

The Addington Action BBQ sold 300 sausages for $599.20 to raise funds to pay for the dump fees of removing rubbish that can't be ...

Two invitations this week!

Two invitations this week!

Saturday, 24 November 2012 7:21 a.m. by ArtBox

We want to extend two invitations this week. 

Day 639 - garden big tidy

Day 639 - garden big tidy

Friday, 23 November 2012 7:04 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

The plan today was to finish off painting the exterior of a quake damaged house with the help of 5 volunteers from Holcim who came for the day.