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Day 698 - New base for Action group will give residents boost

Day 698 - New base for Action group will give residents boost

Monday, 21 January 2013 8:48 p.m. by addingtonaction



By Nick Tollerton
Christchurch Star January 21 2013.

Addington Action will be able to step up its work helping uninsured south Christchurch householders fix their homes when its new base in Garlands Rd opens in March.

The volunteer organisation, which has now spread its net to look after residents in the area from Hoon Hay to Waltham and Opawa, has been given a section by the city council for a peppercorn rental, and was finalising the design last week for a 300 sq m pol ...

Southern Response: customer meeting

Southern Response: customer meeting

Monday, 21 January 2013 8:21 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 698 - welded using a trailer as a workbench

Day 698 - welded using a trailer as a workbench

Monday, 21 January 2013 6:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today 2 gates for 124 Garlands Rd were welded up using the tandem trailer as a work bench. The crane for tipping the trailer was rejigged to turn the gates over.

A hired MIG welder did the job.

Hope Bear … here until the end of January 2013

Hope Bear … here until the end of January 2013

Monday, 21 January 2013 2:03 p.m. by GapFiller

The Hope Bear is a 4.5m mural by local artist Tess Sheerin on the corner of Riccarton Rd and Rotheram Street.  It was created with the intention to help brighten up the city and inspire other people in Christchurch to make their mark.

Feb 26: Hope Bear … is here for only a little while longer

Feb 26: Hope Bear … is here for only a little while longer

Monday, 21 January 2013 2:03 p.m. by GapFiller

The Hope Bear is a 4.5m mural by local artist Tess Sheerin on the corner of Riccarton Rd and Rotheram Street.  It was created with the intention to help brighten up the city and inspire other people in Christchurch to make their mark. Below is the process video giving you an idea of how Tess [...]

Feb 26: Hope Bear

Feb 26: Hope Bear

Monday, 21 January 2013 2:03 p.m. by GapFiller

The Hope Bear was a 4.5m mural by local artist Tess Sheerin on the corner of Riccarton Rd and Rotheram Street.  It was created with the intention to help brighten up the city and inspire other people in Christchurch to make their mark. Below is the process video giving you an idea of how Tess [...]

Feb 26, 2013: Hope Bear, Riccarton Rd.

Feb 26, 2013: Hope Bear, Riccarton Rd.

Monday, 21 January 2013 2:03 p.m. by GapFiller

The Hope Bear was a 4.5m mural by local artist Tess Sheerin, located on the corner of Riccarton Rd and Rotherham Street in Riccarton.  It was created with the intention to help brighten up the city and inspire other people in Christchurch to make their mark. The video below shows the process which Tess went […]

Water – A Commons or a Commodity?

Water – A Commons or a Commodity?

Monday, 21 January 2013 12:31 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Oxford Tce Baptist Church Lounge cnr of Madras St and Oxford Tce Time: February 27 at 7.30pm Description: Is water a human right or a commodity? Economist Suzi Kerr will explain options for managing water now and in the …

Drat the rats

Drat the rats

Monday, 21 January 2013 12:02 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Rats are a growing problem in a city with unattended buildings and abandoned houses. If rats are coming from, or breeding in, a specific source (e.g. a poultry house, shed / garage with rubbish, food premises) contact the Council Action …

Day 695 - banking split

Day 695 - banking split

Saturday, 19 January 2013 2:20 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today Addington Action's funds were split between 2 bank accounts. The existing account is now for the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC). The new account has just had an initial $40,000 transferred into it for the free repairs of uninsured homes.

The reason is to make it easier for members to understand and make decisions about how money is spent etc, as well as for public accountability.

Both accounts will be integrated into the online accounting system at Xero.c ...

St Albans boundaries

St Albans boundaries

Saturday, 19 January 2013 12:34 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

We received a query recently from someone in Mairehau about SARA or St Albans boundaries which raised a very good question. This linked map shows St Albans boundaries. The original St Albans suburb included land as far as Rossall Street, …

Detour on Hills Road

Detour on Hills Road

Friday, 18 January 2013 10:50 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

If you travel south along Hills Road you will face a detour over the next five weeks as SCIRT replaces the wastewater pipes. Traffic travelling north will not be detoured but will need to travel a bit slower than usual …

Artbox wants you ...

Artbox wants you ...

Friday, 18 January 2013 10:20 p.m. by ArtBox Popular

Welcome to 2013 – we hope you have all had a relaxing and enjoyable break and, like us, are looking forward to a prod [...]

Garden for LiVs

Garden for LiVs

Thursday, 17 January 2013 10:26 a.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

 

Relining pipes in Bealey Avenue

Relining pipes in Bealey Avenue

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 11:44 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Southern Response – additional temporary accommodation information

Southern Response – additional temporary accommodation information

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 8:17 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Breathing, Relaxation & Mindfulness Course @ MHAPS

Breathing, Relaxation & Mindfulness Course @ MHAPS

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 3:34 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

 

EQC treatment of asbestos meets legislative requirements

EQC treatment of asbestos meets legislative requirements

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 8:11 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Southern Response - temporary accommodation information

Southern Response - temporary accommodation information

Monday, 14 January 2013 9:00 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular


Earthquake-prone building policy consultation

Earthquake-prone building policy consultation

Friday, 11 January 2013 8:27 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Number of ‘anxious’ kids skyrockets

Number of ‘anxious’ kids skyrockets

Friday, 11 January 2013 1:27 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

EQC and asbestos

EQC and asbestos

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 9:10 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Summer Newsletter

Summer Newsletter

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 2:55 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Our Summer Newsletter is out. Articles include Post Earthquake Depression; Antidepressants or Dandelions; Happiness is not the purpose in life; Silent face of Social Phobia & more!

Day 686 - gapfillers galore

Day 686 - gapfillers galore

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 2:39 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

This morning more site work was completed at 124 Garlands Rd.

Dare to Be Resolution Free!

Dare to Be Resolution Free!

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 1:04 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

This is time of year when the world-at-large becomes consumed with New Year’s Resolutions. Understandable. We all want to improve parts of our lives and set ourselves up for success in the new year. For those of us who suffer with anxiety, 

Tips, Tricks and Techniques to Relieve Anxiety (Video)

Tips, Tricks and Techniques to Relieve Anxiety (Video)

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 12:54 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Learn about some very simple tips, tricks, and techniques that relieve anxiety. 

Nip Your Anxiety in the A.M. Bud: 5 Suggestions

Nip Your Anxiety in the A.M. Bud: 5 Suggestions

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 12:49 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

 

Day 685 - bollards

Day 685 - bollards

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 6:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

5 safety bollards were put in at the entrance to 124 Garlands Rd to guide trucks and provide separation for pedestrian access for Addington Action's new base of operations.

Then 2 galavanised heavy security gates were won on TradeMe to be picked up on Saturday from Rangiora. They will then be joined together by welding, spraypainted black gloss and hung at the entrance. Once that's done, the trailers will then be able to be stored on site.

Yesterday, a trip in the afternoon to a bu ...

Two new Gap Golf holes!!

Two new Gap Golf holes!!

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 4:21 p.m. by GapFiller

Go and hone your skills on the latest additions of Gap Golf … “Harrington Double” on the corner of Riccarton/Rotheram Streets (Putters from Darby Bros across the road) and ”In-Spiired Challenge“ (Par 3), 801 Colombo St (putters from the Peterborough library).  For more information please go to our Gap Golf page.   and “In-Spiired Challenge”

Jan 8: Two new Gap Golf holes!!

Jan 8: Two new Gap Golf holes!!

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 4:21 p.m. by GapFiller

Go and hone your skills on the latest additions of Gap Golf … “Harrington Double” on the corner of Riccarton/Rotheram Streets (Putters from Darby Bros across the road) and ”In-Spiired Challenge“ (Par 3), 801 Colombo St (putters from the Peterborough library).  For more information please go to our Gap Golf page.   and “In-Spiired Challenge”

No quake prediction system for NZ

No quake prediction system for NZ

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 5:51 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Day 684 - Addington Action reopens ...

Day 684 - Addington Action reopens ...

Monday, 7 January 2013 8:58 p.m. by addingtonaction

After a 2 week break Addington Action has reopened for 2013. Repairs of uninsured homes by volunteers continues.

Community Law Canterbury - update

Community Law Canterbury - update

Monday, 7 January 2013 8:30 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Community Law Canterbury (CLC) reopened for 2013 from today.  For appointments and opening hours contact them on 03 3666 870.  The outreach clinics will reopen the week of the 14th of January. For the first time since since the February earthquake the drop in service is running again.  The service operates only from their Riccarton office on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings (5.30pm - 7pm)

Summer School 2013

Summer School 2013

Monday, 7 January 2013 12:40 p.m. by FutureChChDesign

STUDIO CHRISTCHURCH SUMMER SCHOOL 2013 ACTIVATING THE GREEN FRAME & AVON PRECINCT The Green Frame & Avon Precinct, as proposed in the recently released CCDU Blueprint, has the unique potential of suturing together architecture, landscape architecture and urbanism. The Green Frame & Avon Precinct is the cities largest ‘transitional project.’ The government is purchasing private …

Activation

Activation

Monday, 7 January 2013 12:40 p.m. by FutureChChDesign

[STUDIO CHCH SUMMER SCHOOL 2013] ACTIVATING THE GREEN FRAME & THE AVON PRECINCT The Green Frame & Avon Precinct, as proposed in the recently released CCDU Blueprint, has the unique potential of suturing together architecture, landscape architecture and urbanism. The Green Frame & Avon Precinct is the cities largest ‘transitional project.’ The government is purchasing …

Before and after the “Sign of the Kiwi”

Before and after the “Sign of the Kiwi”

Friday, 4 January 2013 10:25 p.m. by LostChristchurch

“Jog on, jog on, the footpath way. And cheerily hent the stile, A merry heart goes all the way, Your sad tires in a mile.” — “A Winter’s Tale,” Sheakespeare. Such is the motto on the front of the picturesque rest-house on the Summit Road, near Dyer’s Pass. It was a lovely spring morning, with just enough wind to keep the air cool -  an ideal day for such an outing. The modern and useful tram had brought us up Cashmere Hills, past many charming villas with thei ...

Jan 2: Transitional Book available (as featured on Radio NZ)

Jan 2: Transitional Book available (as featured on Radio NZ)

Thursday, 3 January 2013 12:05 p.m. by GapFiller

Christchurch: The Transitional City Part IV A book documenting transitional post-quake projects in ChCh (Here’s the link to the Radio NZ interview) This book has been collated by a bunch of ChCh locals and published by Project Freerange. It documents 149 post-quake transitional projects that have taken place in Christchurch since the first quake in 2010. [...]

Transitional Book available (as featured on Radio NZ)

Transitional Book available (as featured on Radio NZ)

Thursday, 3 January 2013 12:05 p.m. by GapFiller Featured

Christchurch: The Transitional City Part IV a book documenting transitional post-quake projects in ChCh 

Electoral boundaries likely to change in 2014

Electoral boundaries likely to change in 2014

Tuesday, 1 January 2013 12:37 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Electoral boundaries for Christchurch are likely to change after the census in March this year. The census is expected to reveal some marked demographic changes that have occurred between 2006 and 2013. Large parts of eastern Christchurch and the inner …

Ups and Downs at the Pavilion

Ups and Downs at the Pavilion

Monday, 31 December 2012 7:10 p.m. by GapFiller

The pavilion has been open for nearly two weeks. Amy and Glen Jansen have been running it day to day, pulling some long hours while the Gap Filler crew take a break.

Dance-O-Mat closed temporarily due to demolition

Dance-O-Mat closed temporarily due to demolition

Monday, 31 December 2012 6:45 p.m. by GapFiller

Due to the demolition of Vero House next door, the Dance-O-Mat has had to be packed away. We’re really sorry but such is life in gap land. It will be back as soon as the demo is done and dusted at 136 Oxford Tce, near Re:Start. Late January we are told…

Seeking Mary Thomas

Seeking Mary Thomas

Friday, 28 December 2012 11:00 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

We have had a message from someone called Mary K looking for Mary Thomas, whom she used to correspond with in the 1970s. Mary Thomas was one of 12 children and may have lived in the St Albans area or …

Social recovery largely ignored

Social recovery largely ignored

Thursday, 27 December 2012 12:10 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Latest Pleasant News – Out Now

Latest Pleasant News – Out Now

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 8:00 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

The latest edition of Pleasant News is being delivered to your letterbox this week but in case you don’t receive a copy here is a link to it minus a [...]

Ferrymead Bridge update

Ferrymead Bridge update

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 7:57 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Please see here for the latest update on the Ferrymead Bridge Ferrymead Bridge Update 19 December 2012

The Last Word for 2012

The Last Word for 2012

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 7:55 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Mt Pleasant Farmers Market The Market that never closes. Open all through the holidays. Trading hours tomorrow and on the 29th December will be 9am to 1pm. Returning to 10am [...]

Quake awards presented

Quake awards presented

Tuesday, 25 December 2012 10:56 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

A number of organisations and individuals with a St Albans connection have been recognised in the second and final quake awards presented on December 18. Emma Twaddell from the St Albans Residents’ Association, Helen Ross from the Edgeware Village Group …

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Monday, 24 December 2012 8:25 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Merry Christmas.  Back on the 7th of January unless something out of the ordinary occurs before them. This year a Persian Christmas card, from farsinet. Quite fitting really, as the three wise men were Persians. .

Skate Jam in St Albans Park

Skate Jam in St Albans Park

Monday, 24 December 2012 2:12 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Learn how to use a skateboard and win prizes in the St Albans Skate Jam. The event is being held at St Albans Park on the afternoon of January 26. Similar events are being held at other venues around Christchurch …

Robin Hood in Abberley Park

Robin Hood in Abberley Park

Monday, 24 December 2012 12:55 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Abberley Park will stand in for Sherwood Forest when Harlequin Players produce the Adventures of Robin Hood for a week in mid January. The musical written by playwright Roger Hall, contains lots of dancing and sword fights. BYO picnic. There …

EQC song

EQC song

Sunday, 23 December 2012 7:16 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Press has an article on a song about EQC and an embedded video.  Both funny and true - here. .

Day 669 - Addington Action shut down over holiday period

Day 669 - Addington Action shut down over holiday period

Sunday, 23 December 2012 10:59 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Addington Action has now closed for Christmas - New Year Holiday.

Messages can be left and will be answered after this date.

The office will reopen on Monday 7 January 2013.

The volunteer work crew will resume repairs of uninsured homes on 7 January. Volunteers are very welcome.

The first meeting of Addington Action members is 6pm, Thursday 31 January.

The Christchurch Fuit 7 Veggie Co-op will resume on Wednesday 13 February.

Day 668 - last day for 2012

Day 668 - last day for 2012

Saturday, 22 December 2012 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today, Simon Donaldson, Mike Peters and Paul Pink worked at 124 Garlands Rd, removing the boxing from yesterday's pour, backfilled with soil, and framed up the gate entrance. 20 tough native plants were planted at the entrance. This was the last day of work for the work crew till Monday 7 January 2013.

Sarah Miles: the Christchurch Fiasco

Sarah Miles: the Christchurch Fiasco

Saturday, 22 December 2012 8:57 a.m. by ChristchurchVoices Popular

 

EQC has changed it’s Apportionment information yet again, and removed an important review provision

EQC has changed it’s Apportionment information yet again, and removed an important review provision

Saturday, 22 December 2012 8:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Yesterday EQC made major changes to the wording of its web page on apportionment (here). The information now available is less than what was put up on the 4th of December. If you are new to apportionment,  information on the current page will not give you as good a picture of what apportionment is as the earlier material. Of great importance is removal of information from the earlier version on

Southern Response - Build Programme update

Southern Response - Build Programme update

Saturday, 22 December 2012 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Southern Response have published a web page explaining how they intend going about “co-ordinating our repair and rebuild programme including a broad timeframe for when your home will be repaired or rebuilt.” The page is here and covers: the pre-design queue (which is explained) the build queue (which is explained) even spread of builds (over the different technical categories of land)

Edgeware Village plan previewed

Edgeware Village plan previewed

Friday, 21 December 2012 11:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

We’ve had the master plan for the CBD and now it is the turn of the suburbs. The city council’s

TC3 land geotechnical investigations are completed

TC3 land geotechnical investigations are completed

Friday, 21 December 2012 9:20 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC have announced that drilling of TC3 land has now been completed. The media release (here) reads: EQC’s geotechnical investigations into green zone Technical Category 3 (TC3) land have been completed – meaning approximately 10,500 Christchurch homes with foundation damage are a major step closer to being able to be repaired or replaced. The geotechnical programme began in March 2012 in the

IAG – all repairs and rebuilds to commence in the next two years

IAG – all repairs and rebuilds to commence in the next two years

Friday, 21 December 2012 8:59 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

IAG have issued a media release announcing, in general terms, the timetable for their repairs and rebuilds. IAG is providing further certainty for earthquake affected customers, confirming when in the next two years all residential property reinstatements will begin – with the last scheduled to start no later than the last quarter of 2014. IAG’s residential rebuild and repair programme involves