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Map showing St Albans boundaries

Map showing St Albans boundaries

Saturday, 2 February 2013 12:12 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

This map shows the original St Albans boundaries extending into what is now Merivale and the delivery area for the St Albans News. If you live outside the boundaries copies can be picked up in places like Edgeware Village Mall …

UNICEF seeks youth as ambassadors

UNICEF seeks youth as ambassadors

Friday, 1 February 2013 11:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

UNICEF New Zealand is looking for young people who are passionate about global issues, children’s rights and making a difference to become Youth Ambassadors for 2013 – 2014. “We are looking for three people, aged 16 – 18, who are …

Packe St Park newsletter 25

Packe St Park newsletter 25

Friday, 1 February 2013 9:40 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The 25th newsletter of the Friends of Packe Street Park and community garden is being distributed. A copy of most of it appears on the next page. “I’ve lived in New Zealand since 1973 and still find it strange to start the New Year half way through the summer and already into jelly-making,” (Ed). People [...]

Church windows on Trade Me

Church windows on Trade Me

Friday, 1 February 2013 8:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Stained glass windows made in the 1930s for the church in Edgeware Road are up for sale on Trade Me with a total asking price of nearly $100,000. The windows were made in 1937 by Bradley Brothers for the Wesleyan Church, later the Egyptian Coptic Church. The Church was demolished after the September 4 2010 [...]

Hot daze at the Pallet Pavilion

Hot daze at the Pallet Pavilion

Friday, 1 February 2013 5:59 p.m. by GapFiller

The Buskers festival was fantastic to have in the Pavilion from Jan 18 – 26. We hosted Keith Preene (Shay Horay) and his GOLDEN GOOSE BINGO every night. It was a hoot and fantastic to see the space full with 160+ happy folks inside. It was a chance for a lot more people to see [...]

An Accessible City

An Accessible City

Friday, 1 February 2013 5:02 p.m. by peterboroughvillage

Worried About Anxiety? Don’t Be; It’s Often Good For You!

Worried About Anxiety? Don’t Be; It’s Often Good For You!

Friday, 1 February 2013 3:47 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

It’s the night before the morning of the BIG presentation and you are wide-awake. You know the material in your talk cold –shoot, you developed the model, you should— but that matters not a wit— Falling asleep is impossible. You won’t take a “sleep drug” since it could leave you drowsy, so you toss-and-turn fantasizing...

Day 708 - etched gates

Day 708 - etched gates

Thursday, 31 January 2013 8:48 p.m. by addingtonaction

The Garlands Rd gates took 4 hours to paint with etch primer. This goes on non rusty galvanised metal. It was very hot and a bit fumey. 1st of the epoxy top coats go on tomorrow afternoon.

An earthquake and its effect on children

An earthquake and its effect on children

Thursday, 31 January 2013 7:20 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Gap Filler goes LALA

Gap Filler goes LALA

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 9:22 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Jan 30: Gap Filler goes LALA

Jan 30: Gap Filler goes LALA

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 9:22 p.m. by GapFiller

Great article written by Jason Maling for LALA (Melbourne, Australia). About … LALA was launched in 2009 by Martyn Coutts with an aim to gather together artists throughout Australia working across the many practices that sit outside of traditional artform definitions. Read article here

Day 707 - gates primed

Day 707 - gates primed

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 7:43 p.m. by addingtonaction

Todays main job was sanding, rust killing and metal priming 2 heavy hung galvanised gates at 124 Garlands Rd. AP20 was laid for the next section of concrete path. A bank was dug out to be ready for planting in Autumn with tough Canterbury native plants. Then a trip to the dump to get rid of accumulated non recyclable waste.

The Art of Living Foundation FREE De-Stress Course

The Art of Living Foundation FREE De-Stress Course

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 3:18 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

 

Rebuilders’ village set for Orion site

Rebuilders’ village set for Orion site

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 12:37 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Rewiring St Albans

Rewiring St Albans

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 11:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Quake Outcasts on the Government offer to uninsured red Zoners

Quake Outcasts on the Government offer to uninsured red Zoners

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 10:09 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Quake Outcasts is a residents' group formed to advocate and protect the rights of red zoned home owners in the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes. In the wake of the media showing the Government had ignored CERA’s pay-out recommendations for those who were uninsured in the residential Red Zones they have released a statement of their views (here). .

Day 706 - triming mad tack

Day 706 - triming mad tack

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 8:15 p.m. by addingtonaction

The day was spent at Garlands Rd, doing lots of finishing off. Painting, putting up corrugated iron, removing steel fence posts that were left in place from the old Rapaki Scout Den. Forming the new access road with base course for heavy truck use. And a bit of landscaping.

The job tomorrow is to paint the gates gloss black, then the gates will be locked and that will be it till work starts on the new pole barn in March.

Funding available for youth pursuits

Funding available for youth pursuits

Monday, 28 January 2013 10:58 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Day 705 - more sheep rails

Day 705 - more sheep rails

Monday, 28 January 2013 8:06 p.m. by addingtonaction

Another set of sheep rails went in at 124 Garlands Rd for Addington Action's new depot. Painted up gloss black like the previous ones. Bollards got the same treatment.

Looks good and solid as.

Holy Trinity Community Funday - Sunday 10th February

Holy Trinity Community Funday - Sunday 10th February

Monday, 28 January 2013 6:15 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

EQC: Settling land damage claims - a progress update

EQC: Settling land damage claims - a progress update

Saturday, 26 January 2013 8:47 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 703 - egg cartons needed

Day 703 - egg cartons needed

Saturday, 26 January 2013 6:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

Addington Action needs hundreds of egg cartons in usable condition for the fruit & veggie co-op. Could members and supporters put the word around and start collecting them.

A drop off address will be listed soon.

Auckland gobbles Edgeware Village plan

Auckland gobbles Edgeware Village plan

Saturday, 26 January 2013 1:47 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Set Facebook to catch a thief

Set Facebook to catch a thief

Saturday, 26 January 2013 12:43 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

EQC removing further rights to information

EQC removing further rights to information

Friday, 25 January 2013 9:17 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 702 - sheep rails

Day 702 - sheep rails

Friday, 25 January 2013 8:44 p.m. by addingtonaction

Southern Response Customer Meeting

Southern Response Customer Meeting

Friday, 25 January 2013 7:56 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Calling multicultural artists

Calling multicultural artists

Friday, 25 January 2013 7:45 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular


Open Day at Rehua Marae

Open Day at Rehua Marae

Friday, 25 January 2013 7:25 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular



Edgeware Road edging out traffic

Edgeware Road edging out traffic

Friday, 25 January 2013 7:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Capturing Christchurch photo competition

Capturing Christchurch photo competition

Friday, 25 January 2013 7:04 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Skylight

Skylight

Friday, 25 January 2013 3:39 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Skylight offer a wide range of services to support those facing tough times of change, loss, trauma and grief – whatever the cause, and whatever their age. 

Art of Living Course

Art of Living Course

Friday, 25 January 2013 1:20 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

 

Art of Living Lunchtime Seminar

Art of Living Lunchtime Seminar

Friday, 25 January 2013 1:20 p.m. by AnxietySupport

“MAKING THE MOST OF 2013” The Art of Living Foundation Date: Friday February 15th, 2013 Time: 12:00pm – 1.15pm Location: Community and Public Health, 310 Manchester Street, Aoraki Room RSVP due date: Wednesday February 13th, 2013 – 5:00pm sybile.monier@cdhb.health.nz Please note spaces are limited to 50 Please bring your lunch.  Coffee and tea available

Mental Health Leadership

Mental Health Leadership

Friday, 25 January 2013 10:34 a.m. by AnxietySupport

The International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) is hosting its annual Leadership Exchange from 4thto 8th March 2013. Around 300 leaders from all parts of the mental health and addiction sector from seven countries will attend. A Leadership Exchange is made up of two parts: a two-day learning intensive (or “match”) and a two-day...

Creative energy humming at Artbox

Creative energy humming at Artbox

Thursday, 24 January 2013 11:04 p.m. by ArtBox Popular

We have electricity!! Well, almost – we now have power connected to the site, and we’re in the process of getti [...]

Day 701 - Rolleston to get co-op

Day 701 - Rolleston to get co-op

Thursday, 24 January 2013 8:41 p.m. by addingtonaction

At yesterday's very successful meeting to extend the co-op to Reformed Church of Hornby, 3 people from Rolleston attended and offered to help organise and provide a venue for the co-op in Rolleston.


And there are 3 existing members in Rolleston who get the fruit & veggies from Parker St so that makes 6 people to get it going.

A public meeting is planned for March in Rolleston to launch the co-op.


Co-op inquiries Adrienne Bragth
Wednesdays
Open to anyone

Early versions of EQC’s website

Early versions of EQC’s website

Thursday, 24 January 2013 7:50 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

In the previous post  was mentioned as a place to find early versions of EQC’s website information.

EQC’s original Claims Procedure Manual

EQC’s original Claims Procedure Manual

Thursday, 24 January 2013 6:20 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Thanks to the vigilance of blog reader Hugo a copy of part of the original EQC Claims Procedure Manual has been located. 

A glass walkway 4000 feet high at Tianmen Mountain, China

A glass walkway 4000 feet high at Tianmen Mountain, China

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 10:30 p.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

It’s not Coastal, but it is awesome.  

Southern Response: House claims - out of scope FAQ

Southern Response: House claims - out of scope FAQ

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 9:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Anxiety Cures: Some are Too Good To Be True…

Anxiety Cures: Some are Too Good To Be True…

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 3:18 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

 

Day 700 - meeting at Reformed Church of Hornby

Day 700 - meeting at Reformed Church of Hornby

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 12:01 p.m. by addingtonaction

There is a meeting today at 3pm at Hornby Reformed Church to establish another outlet for the Christchurch Fruit & Veggie Co-op in Hornby. Open to anyone in the area who would like to join. Will start distributing Wednesday 13 February when co-op starts again for 2013.


28 Shands Rd, Hornby
Co-op inquiries Louis Couperus 027-230-6137
Wednesdays 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Open to anyone

EQC updates

EQC updates

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 8:16 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC have updated some of the information pages on their website. Click on the name to go to the page: 

Day 699 - gates up

Day 699 - gates up

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 7:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today the main gates for 124 Garlands Rd were hung with the aid of chain blocks, sash cramps and a very large railway crowbar.

The welded bits still need some paint prep and 2 coats of black gloss epoxy enamel.

Then there was a very helpful meeting with 4 bods from the City Council to look at the model of the proposed building and how to get it approved to be built ASAP. It is all looking very good. First step is applying for a PIM.

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 Popular

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 …