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How technology makes disaster response fast (this one is shorter – Day 5)

How technology makes disaster response fast (this one is shorter – Day 5)

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 11:39 a.m. by VolunteerArmy

The thing about disasters is that people want to help. In a city of 25 million people (or thereabouts), that’s a lot of help. Some of this help is from people who own businesses – big ones.

EQC work in progress update

EQC work in progress update

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 10:07 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC have updated their Progress and Updates page with information on: 

International hub seeks market stall owners

International hub seeks market stall owners

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 9:30 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Day 636 - big trailer arrives

Day 636 - big trailer arrives

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 6:10 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

 

A snapshot of where we’re at, rather than what we’re doing (Day 4)

A snapshot of where we’re at, rather than what we’re doing (Day 4)

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 8:38 a.m. by VolunteerArmy

Well it’s been a busy couple of days. After one day on our feet meeting people, helping with random tasks that arose, figuring out who’s who and how things work on the ground, we were thrown right into the mix helping oversee the distribution of 25,000 heat packs and 90 boxes of Thermals. Always looks [...]

Bailies Irish Bar relocates to Edgeware Village

Bailies Irish Bar relocates to Edgeware Village

Monday, 19 November 2012 11:56 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Things are looking up for the Edgeware Village.

Changes to city bus routes

Changes to city bus routes

Monday, 19 November 2012 11:45 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The new Blue Line Orbiter-style bus service linking Rangiora and Princess Margaret Hospital via Papanui and Merivale starts running on December 3. The bus service, which will run every 15 minutes, is part of Metro’s rebuild focus on connecting suburban …

Blue line bus will run through St Albans

Blue line bus will run through St Albans

Monday, 19 November 2012 11:45 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

It looks like the new Blue Line Orbiter-style bus service linking Belfast and Princess Margaret Hospital will run through Merivale and St Albans and other suburbs starting on December 3.

Abandoned house demolished to deter activity

Abandoned house demolished to deter activity

Monday, 19 November 2012 11:34 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

An abandoned building at the corner of Purchas Street and Bishop Street has been demolished by CERA.

Abberley Park paddling pool reopens

Abberley Park paddling pool reopens

Monday, 19 November 2012 11:28 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Abberley Park’s quake damaged paddling pool has been repaired and was opened at the weekend for the summer season, which should put smiles of the faces of families with toddlers. Now if the weather would just play nice.

Are insurers trying to shift costs to EQC and elsewhere?

Are insurers trying to shift costs to EQC and elsewhere?

Monday, 19 November 2012 8:58 p.m. by avonsidechch

In the most recent EQC Annual Report (here), EQC Chairman Michael Wintringham stated on page 4 that there was an incentive for insurance companies to minimise their own costs by attempting to pass them on to EQC or elsewhere. In this environment, there is an incentive for insurers to reduce their own liabilities by shifting costs to the Crown or to other parties. It would not have been out of

Day 635 - co-op over Christmas

Day 635 - co-op over Christmas

Monday, 19 November 2012 6:55 p.m. by addingtonaction

The Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC) will be taking a break over Christmas.




Day 634 - Xero accounting system fully operational

Day 634 - Xero accounting system fully operational

Sunday, 18 November 2012 5:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

80 hours have been spent by Mike Peters over the last 6 weeks manually entering every single financial transaction, receipt and deposit into Addington Action's on-line accounting system at .

Addington Action member Christine Blance, who has taught accounting at Lincoln, and the folks at Christchurch Community Accounting helped a great deal with advice and little tweaks.

The accounting system is now fully up to date with no errors and will be updated daily as money comes in or is s ...

Day 1 Ends (the first of what we think will be 3 endings to today)

Day 1 Ends (the first of what we think will be 3 endings to today)

Saturday, 17 November 2012 2:33 p.m. by VolunteerArmy

Tiredness mixed with itchy woollen headwear leads to a great face and head rub. Makes for great thinking time! After a surprisingly great first sleep in our RV home, we have managed to achieve a lot in our first day at St Francis De Sales – the ‘base’ in the thick of it all.

Prince Charles and Camilla try out the Dance-O-Mat!

Prince Charles and Camilla try out the Dance-O-Mat!

Saturday, 17 November 2012 10:16 a.m. by GapFiller

Can you believe it? We’re thinking of calling it THE ROYAL DANCE-O-MAT! Prince Charles and Camilla visited the Dance-O-Mat yesterday. Sam Johnson from the Student Volunteer Army brought Camilla over to the floor to have a dance and then brought her to the wonderful washing machine at the heart of the Dance-O-Mat. That’s where Coralie […]

Nov 16: Prince Charles and Camilla try out the Dance-O-Mat!

Nov 16: Prince Charles and Camilla try out the Dance-O-Mat!

Saturday, 17 November 2012 10:16 a.m. by GapFiller

Can you believe it? We’re thinking of calling it THE ROYAL DANCE-O-MAT! Prince Charles and Camilla visited the Dance-O-Mat yesterday. Sam Johnson from the Student Volunteer Army brought Camilla over to the floor to have a dance and then brought her to the wonderful washing machine at the heart of the Dance-O-Mat. That’s where Coralie [...]

FAQ change - How EQC is assessing damage

FAQ change - How EQC is assessing damage

Thursday, 15 November 2012 8:50 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Spectacular week on the ArtBox site

Spectacular week on the ArtBox site

Thursday, 15 November 2012 8:26 p.m. by ArtBox

It has been an exciting week and we are now seeing real progress on the site.

Relocatable Garden (with Dance-O-Mat)

Relocatable Garden (with Dance-O-Mat)

Thursday, 15 November 2012 6:12 p.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

The modular designs for planters and seating, built from reclaimed demolition timber, are proving versatile.  Jonathan Hall, our Sites Supervisor, has made a new set which we’ve installed on Oxford Terrace next to Gap Fller’s Dance-O-Mat.

Next Sector Forum scheduled

Next Sector Forum scheduled

Thursday, 15 November 2012 3:33 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi


City-to-sea-road revival planned (to link with Christchurch Coastal Pathway)

City-to-sea-road revival planned (to link with Christchurch Coastal Pathway)

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 10:46 p.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

A two-stage project to revamp the main transport corridor and commercial areas between central Christchurch and seaside suburbs is about to be launched by the city council.

More about dealing with hard bargainers

More about dealing with hard bargainers

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 8:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Back on the 2nd of August there was a blog item Dealing with hard bargainers, in which the bargaining tactics used by professional, and at times less than scrupulous, negotiators might use (think people working for insurance companies, EQC, ACC, government policy people and cabinet ministers).

President’s open letter to the Community

President’s open letter to the Community

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 2:16 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Please find on this link an open letter to the community from our President Jocelyn Papprill

Avonside Blog update

Avonside Blog update

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 9:25 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

On Tuesday of last week Blog Central relocated to Kaiapoi.

Nov 13: The Butterflies for Christchurch Project!

Nov 13: The Butterflies for Christchurch Project!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 6:02 p.m. by GapFiller

In October, I arrived from Switzerland to Christchurch, for a short visit. I was struck by the amazing amount of community driven projects that are taking place; how vibrant the spirit of the city feels. Inspired by many amazing people I met, I learnt that it’s not so much about what you do but rather [...]

Day 628 - the Addington Fun Fair!

Day 628 - the Addington Fun Fair!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 1:53 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

The Addington Fun Fair will be held on Saturday, November 24 at St Mary’s Church Square. Bring everyone you know - kids of all ages - to an old-fashioned fair, full of colour, originality and delight! Featuring live music all day, a bouncy castle, pony rides, home-made carnival games, races and stalls, it’s one of the loveliest days out you could have.

Economics for everyone

Economics for everyone

Monday, 12 November 2012 5:53 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: Delta Community House, 105 North Avon Road, Richmond Time: 7.30pm till 9pm on November 23 Description: 

L-Pavilion - first off the block

L-Pavilion - first off the block

Monday, 12 November 2012 3:53 p.m. by ArtBox

The L-Pavilion is being assembled right on the very corner of St Asaph and Madras Sts. 

Rebecca May - Renew Brighton

Rebecca May - Renew Brighton

Saturday, 10 November 2012 3:47 p.m. by ChristchurchVoices Popular

Day 624 - painting stucco and brick

Day 624 - painting stucco and brick

Friday, 9 November 2012 5:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today 5 smiling bods from Holcim turned up to help for the day to paint an uninsured Sydenham House that belongs to a very unwell lady.

Wellness Workshop

Wellness Workshop

Friday, 9 November 2012 3:10 p.m. by AnxietySupport

 

Topic Meeting: Happiness is…what exactly…?

Topic Meeting: Happiness is…what exactly…?

Friday, 9 November 2012 2:58 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

 

Day 623 - CTV News 8 November 2012

Day 623 - CTV News 8 November 2012

Thursday, 8 November 2012 9:00 p.m. by addingtonaction



The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust today announced a hardship grant of up to $100,000 to the Addington Action community group to help it repair up to 80 earthquake-damaged homes of uninsured, vulnerable residents in the south of Christchurch.


Forum Meeting: Anxiety and Mental Illness

Forum Meeting: Anxiety and Mental Illness

Thursday, 8 November 2012 3:18 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday November 21st: Maxwell Pankhurst, clinician, Anxiety Disorders Unit Anxiety can be a significant mental health issues in its own right, especially for those whose anxiety is high, chronic or both.  Anxiety is frequently ‘comorbid’ with other mental illnesses, depression is a good example.  Managing or treating a specific anxiety can be exacting enough but...

ArtBox site a hive of industry

ArtBox site a hive of industry

Thursday, 8 November 2012 12:18 p.m. by ArtBox

 

EQC to settle land claims by end of 2014

EQC to settle land claims by end of 2014

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 3:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

EQC has promised to settle claims for land damage by the end of 2014 and will most likely pay out in cash because it is not feasible for them to repair the land for the owners, according to this 

Notice of Special General meeting

Notice of Special General meeting

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 10:38 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Enquires to coordinator@mpcc.org.nz or telephone 384-2160

Papanui Interagency Community Meeting

Papanui Interagency Community Meeting

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 9:29 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular



Day 621 - Volunteers come from New Jersey despite Hurricane Sandy

Day 621 - Volunteer's come from New Jersey despite Hurricane Sandy

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 8:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Addington Action has a 5 year lease from the Chistchurch City Council for land at 124 Garlands Rd, Opawa to have a base to operate out of to fix for free uninsured homes in South Christchurch. The lease is $1 per year.

Emily Hoffman, Logan Hoffman and Clint Ussher now based in Christchurch were joined by 11 volunteers from New Jersey, USA to put up a 2m high tin fence for Addington Action earlier today.

They all came from a .

They were Bev Beauchamp, Keith Brewer, Leslie Bea ...

Review of Special Amenity Areas

Review of Special Amenity Areas

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 6:28 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Central City Living zones review

Central City Living zones review

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 6:28 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Change Venue AMI/Southern Response Meeting

Change Venue AMI/Southern Response Meeting

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 3:07 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

Dear Residents,

Nov 5: Concrete Propositions (#24)

Nov 5: Concrete Propositions (#24)

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 12:58 p.m. by GapFiller

On Saturday 10 November, Melbourne-based artist Ash Keating created Concrete Propositions, a huge, abstract painting on a Worcester Street wall revealed by demolition.   Created by firing paint from fire extinguishers onto a concrete wall, Concrete Propositions is presented by Gap Filler and Christchurch Art Gallery.   Keating is a Melbourne born and based contemporary [...]

Shirley Intermediate - Geoff Siave

Shirley Intermediate - Geoff Siave

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 10:23 a.m. by ChristchurchVoices Popular

IAG to confirm overcap claims by December 20

IAG to confirm overcap claims by December 20

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 7:32 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular



Third round of community consultation – 23 & 24 October

Third round of community consultation – 23 & 24 October

Monday, 5 November 2012 10:26 p.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

 

Day 620 - $15,000 software donation

Day 620 - $15,000 software donation

Monday, 5 November 2012 8:57 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today, Addington Action received a software donation from . The software is 10 user licences for their Enterprise Edition of SalesForce which normally costs US$15,000 per year.

The software has been customised so that it is useful for a non profit community group carrying out quake recovery work. The software will enable Addington Action to keep track of the several thousand people it has been assisting, tracking the assistance jobs underway, and keeping their contact details up to date.< ...

Future quake claimants forced to accept less

Future quake claimants forced to accept less

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

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.