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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.

Day 639 - fruit & veggie orders

Day 639 - fruit & veggie orders

Friday, 23 November 2012 5:00 p.m. by addingtonaction


There are 380 orders from 18 of the 18 CSFVC distribution centres for fruit and veggie packs next week. These will be packed and distributed on Wednesday 28 November.

1 Addington Action
13 Addington School
16 Burnham
5 Comcare Addington
23 Eureka St
13 Hoon Hay Presbyterian
5 Kidsfirst Selwyn St
50 Manuka Cottage
42 Opawa Baptist
33 Parker St
2 Rowley Ave School
24 Rowley Resource Centre
25 Salvation Army Sydenham
22 Spreydon Baptist Cobham Ha ...

Feedback sought on Govt transport plan for city

Feedback sought on Govt transport plan for city

Friday, 23 November 2012 4:50 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

CERA wants feedback from Christchurch citizens on An Accessible City, 

And on the 7th day (of December) – it rained

And on the 7th day (of December) – it rained

Friday, 23 November 2012 4:04 p.m. by GapFiller

So today we’re meant to have a very grand event for our sponsors here in the Pavilion. Those of you in ChCh will laugh heartily as it’s raining! Hard. So, the sponsor event we’d planned for tonight will be held tomorrow evening instead. Ah well, it gives us a bit of time to breathe. After [...]

Issues with Hoarding?

Issues with Hoarding?

Friday, 23 November 2012 3:54 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

If you would be interested in a support group for people suffering from compulsive hoarding, please contact our office (377 9665) to register your interest. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, 23 November 2012 12:26 p.m. by VolunteerArmy

Yep, it’s that holiday that we all hear about in NZ but never really understand. To be honest I still don’t really understand it but I can tell you one thing, the food is epic! Turkey left right and centre, pies (of the dessert kind, not steak & cheese) galore, and people who are thankful [...]

Red Fix Garden – 230 Tuam St

Red Fix Garden – 230 Tuam St

Friday, 23 November 2012 10:04 a.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

Greening the Rubble is sharing a space on Tuam Street (close to the McKenzie and Willis building and opposite Alice Video) with Dave’s Red Fix coffee kiosk.

Earthquake Royal Commission – more evidence relating to the CTV building has been published

Earthquake Royal Commission – more evidence relating to the CTV building has been published

Friday, 23 November 2012 1:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Royal Commission has published more of the evidence provided for the hearings on the CTV building. 

Transport plan vague about vehicle dispersal

Transport plan vague about vehicle dispersal

Friday, 23 November 2012 12:32 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Christchurch City Council has adopted the Christchurch Transport Strategic Plan without clarifying how traffic will disperse from the two major roads that end on St Albans boundaries.

Sara Parkin – Forum for the Future

Sara Parkin – Forum for the Future

Thursday, 22 November 2012 10:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Residents fear released prisoners

Residents fear released prisoners

Thursday, 22 November 2012 9:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Some ex-prisoners who do not have suitable homes to return to are parolled to the Salisbury Foundation’s halfway home in St Albans Street according to this recent Star news story and it is making residents uneasy.

Gib Best Practice Guidelines: Wet Areas

Gib Best Practice Guidelines: Wet Areas

Thursday, 22 November 2012 8:17 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

If you want to get an idea of what best practice looks like for repairing a bathroom, or having a new one built, there is a Gib best practice guide just out.

November issue of St Albans News available

November issue of St Albans News available

Thursday, 22 November 2012 7:52 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Day 638 - The Canterbury Community Trust donates $15,000

Day 638 - The Canterbury Community Trust donates $15,000

Thursday, 22 November 2012 7:10 p.m. by addingtonaction

has approved a donation toward "Purchase of a work vehicle and annual operating costs including administration, office equipment, building materials, vehicle based laptops and radio telephones, tools and annual operating overheads for the operational office and maintenance workshop."

The donation will be received on Wednesday 28 November.




Midwives open rebuilt premises soon

Midwives open rebuilt premises soon

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 11:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The College of Midwives will officially open their new National Office building in Manchester Street in St Albans this week. The brick building on the site was damaged in the earthquakes and has now been rebuilt in a very different …

Day 637 - 385 fruit & veggie packs packed

Day 637 - 385 fruit & veggie packs packed

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 3:37 p.m. by addingtonaction

Another good turnout of volunteers from all 17 CSFVC distribution centres helped pack today.

CDHB Consumer Council: Nominations

CDHB Consumer Council: Nominations

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 12:44 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

CDHB Consumer Council: – nominations are now open for anyone of these key areas: – 

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