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CHCH Soup Spring 2015

CHCH Soup Spring 2015

Thursday, 15 October 2015 11:06 a.m. by GapFiller

Served on 21st October: Hot Soup, Fresh Bread, Good People ~ and four fabulous ideas pitched for fun, creative and innovative projects for Christchurch. Yes folks, it’s CHCH SOUP, Spring 2015! Brought to you by the Ministry of Awesome and Gap Filler. Bring your bowl, blanket and best friend to The Commons for another night of […]

Chippenham Lodge Garden Party

Chippenham Lodge Garden Party

Monday, 12 October 2015 6:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: 51 Browns Road, St Albans Time: October 18 from 2.30pm – 7pm Description: Garden party being held to celebrate the launch of a book on Chippenham Lodge titled Chippenham Lodge – Linked in History. A heritage week event. Entry …

Commons Shelter Challenge!

Commons Shelter Challenge!

Monday, 12 October 2015 5:32 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

What do you get when a food-truck operator, a juggler and an architect get together? A conversation about shelter at The Commons. The Commons Shelter Challenge explores ways to collectively and participatively design, build and/or engage with shelter at The Commons. Gap Filler aims to create public dialogue about different ways in which public space […]

Part of Bishop St one way

Part of Bishop St one way

Sunday, 11 October 2015 10:41 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Bishop St is one-way for southbound traffic between Edgeware Rd and Canon St from 12 October for about two months. Suggested detour is Madras St. Source: SCIRT

Edgeware Road eastbound

Edgeware Road eastbound

Sunday, 11 October 2015 10:39 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Edgeware Rd between Sherborne St and Bishop St is one-way eastbound for the next three months. There’s a short detour to the local businesses affected by these works. Please be a rebuild hero and make the extra effort to support …

Intersection partly reopened

Intersection partly reopened

Sunday, 11 October 2015 10:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Edgeware Rd – Sherborne St intersection has re-opened to southbound traffic. Traffic flowing from the north will be able to travel through the Edgeware Rd-Sherborne St intersection again, easing traffic flows on this main route into the city. Works …

The Retro Sports Facility and Grandstandium!

The Retro Sports Facility and Grandstandium!

Sunday, 11 October 2015 6:00 p.m. by GapFiller

October 2015 Now that it’s getting warmer the Retro Sports facility is back and open for action! We are looking for sports groups, fitness instructors, dance groups and community groups to bring their workshops and classes to the Central City @ The Commons Book your time on the green now by emailing hello@thecommons.org.nz. Bookings can be […]

Mt Pleasant News 6 October 2015

Mt Pleasant News 6 October 2015

Wednesday, 7 October 2015 9:22 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

New building update Yay! Leighs Construction have nailed the technical hitches for the prototyping of the LVL (cross laminated veneer timber) structures for the new centre. 

Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board Plan: Invitation to Community Sessions

Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board Plan: Invitation to Community Sessions

Tuesday, 6 October 2015 3:54 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

The Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board is in the process of developing a Community Board Plan for the period December 2015 to December 2016. It is intended that the Community Board Plan will contain the priority objectives, projects and actions required to achieve identified priority outcomes for the Hagley Ferrymead ward.

Local Councillors Endorse Removal of Coastal Hazards Chapter

Local Councillors Endorse Removal of Coastal Hazards Chapter

Tuesday, 6 October 2015 3:44 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Hagley/Ferrymead Ward Councillors Yani Johanson and Paul Lonsdale have today endorsed the announcement in removing the Coastal Hazards Chapter of the District Plan Review until more work is done at […]

Residents Submission to 2015 Representation Review

Residents Submission to 2015 Representation Review

Tuesday, 6 October 2015 2:02 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Background The residents who met to make this submission would like to acknowledge that the current council and community board representation is the best they have enjoyed for many years. […]

Changes to Council Wards: What does it mean for Mt Pleasant?

Changes to Council Wards: What does it mean for Mt Pleasant?

Tuesday, 6 October 2015 1:46 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

By Jemma Penelope There have been a lot of changes around Mt Pleasant in the last few years, and there are more to come before the 2016 Local Authority Elections. […]

THX 4 THE MEMORIES - Avonside photographic exhibition now online.

THX 4 THE MEMORIES - Avonside photographic exhibition now online.

Monday, 5 October 2015 9:30 a.m. by avonsidechch

The 22nd of August 2013 was the official opening of the Avonside photography project Thx 4 the Memories exhibited along Worcester Street. 

Christchurch trees losing protection

Christchurch trees losing protection

Friday, 2 October 2015 12:44 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch Food Truck Market this Friday, 4.00-9.00pm

Christchurch Food Truck Market this Friday, 4.00-9.00pm

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 11:46 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Over twenty food truck vendors will converge on The Commons this Friday evening to offer an international range of dishes for you to try.  We will have live musical entertainment, our open mic session and fire performers to finish the evening.  Great opportunity for families and foodies to chill out and enjoy some kai.   Photo courtesy […]

St Albans News October/November edition online

St Albans News October/November edition online

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 11:49 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

There’s lots happening in St Albans at the moment. Housing NZ is building new accommodation on part of the former Orion site to replace units lost in the earthquakes, we visit a Hindu festival held at the community centre, find …

Invitation to Direct our Recovery Five years on - a forum

Invitation to Direct our Recovery Five years on - a forum

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 3:44 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Kia ora koutou

Transitional City Walking Tour, 9 October, 12-1pm

Transitional City Walking Tour, 9 October, 12-1pm

Thursday, 24 September 2015 2:40 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Discover the Transitional City as part of the Breeze Walking Festival on 9 October from 12-1pm. We will explore a range of temporary projects, installations and other amenities created by Gap Filler and other organisations for our communities benefit. Booking required limited to 25. Phone 020 400 35811 or email sally@gapfiller.org.nz

Dance-O-Mat’s back and ready to boogie – now with bluetooth!

Dance-O-Mat’s back and ready to boogie – now with bluetooth!

Monday, 21 September 2015 4:15 p.m. by GapFiller

The Dance-O-Mat is back in action with a new dance floor and access ramp.  The system is now super-tech and Bluetooth capable. To give you the best shot at a connection make sure you power up the Dance-O-Mat before activating Bluetooth on your device. Pair with the Music Receiver and you should be live and transmitting. As […]

Dance-O-Mat undergoing hi-tech revamp!

Dance-O-Mat undergoing hi-tech revamp!

Monday, 21 September 2015 4:15 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

The Dance-O-Mat is temporarily out of action while the floor undergoes strengthening and a new coat of paint. An access ramp is also under construction to make the site more user friendly.  Once the dance floor re-opens, the system will be Bluetooth capable. To give you the best shot at a connection make sure you power […]

Dance-O-Mat’s back and ready to boogie!

Dance-O-Mat’s back and ready to boogie!

Monday, 21 September 2015 4:15 p.m. by GapFiller

The Dance-O-Mat is back in action with a new dance floor and access ramp.  The system is now super-tech and Bluetooth capable. To give you the best shot at a connection make sure you power up the Dance-O-Mat before activating Bluetooth on your device. Pair with the Music Receiver and you should be live and transmitting. As […]

Tsunami Warning 17 September 2015

Tsunami Warning 17 September 2015

Thursday, 17 September 2015 7:28 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Following an 8.3 earthquake in Chile the Ministry of Civil Defence has issued a Tusanami warning for the area around Banks Peninsula. For more information and updates http://mpcc.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3df46f37122a5135ceaa9d521&id=8a2345dc3e&e=6861e59238   People […]

Mt Pleasant News 11 September 2015

Mt Pleasant News 11 September 2015

Monday, 14 September 2015 1:36 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

News Second Stage of Coastal Pathway opens It was a wonderful opening of the Second Stage of the Coastal Pathway last Friday. It was great to have the Mayor present […]

Colombo Streets lone survivor has sparked policy change

Colombo Street's lone survivor has sparked policy change

Friday, 11 September 2015 2:00 p.m. by ArchitectureNow

Thanks to Brower’s advocacy, it was announced in early September 2015 that the government has halved the timeframe to make the country’s most earthquake-prone buildings safer.

CTV News Article – opening stage two

CTV News Article – opening stage two

Friday, 11 September 2015 1:58 p.m. by CoastalPathway

Thank you CTV for attending our opening of stage two on the Pathway. View the News Article here: Stage two opening CTV coverage

CTV News article on Funding for the Pathway

CTV News article on Funding for the Pathway

Friday, 11 September 2015 1:55 p.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

In July CTV News ran an article about Funding for the Pathway. View it here:

Coastal Pathway set to bring  buzz to Redcliffs

Coastal Pathway set to bring buzz to Redcliffs

Friday, 11 September 2015 1:34 p.m. by CoastalPathway

The Bay Harbour News 9th September 2015 Together with the improvement of the roading and traffic management and the opening of the new supermarket, the establishment of the Christchurch Coastal Pathway promises to enhance and enliven the Redcliffs Village environment. What began two years ago as an idea to create an amenity that would allow...

Coastal Pathway extends to estuary

Coastal Pathway extends to estuary

Friday, 11 September 2015 1:21 p.m. by CoastalPathway

The Press. Saturday 5th September 2015. The latest stage of Christchurch’s $25 million coastal pathway has opened. Residents gathered to celebrate a further 1km section of the project being completed, which opened up the Avon Estuary for walkers and cyclists. Tim Lindley said the opening was an exciting part of a bigger vision, connecting people...

Bolder Bay Classic Run

Bolder Bay Classic Run

Friday, 11 September 2015 10:37 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

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Alpine Garden Show

Alpine Garden Show

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 4:30 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

NZAGS SHOW POSTER

City Council & Community Board Representation Review

City Council & Community Board Representation Review

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 3:58 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Representation Review 2015 – The Christchurch City Council has released for consultation an Initial Proposal on the Representation Review for the 2016 Local Authority Election.   The Council is seeking feedback […]

Update re OVTRK, CCC Resilience Assessment and CERA research on NGOs

Update re OVTRK, CCC Resilience Assessment and CERA research on NGOs

Saturday, 5 September 2015 4:48 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Kia ora Koutou! The OVTRK Organising Group gave feedback here on the Draft CCC Resilience Assessment report.  We received the draft Assessment report by CCC Chief Resilience Officer Mike Gillooly very close to when feedback was due.  There was no time to circulate to all on our OVTRK Register.  As you can read we commented on our difficulty with that lack of time, as we have a strong

Mt Pleasant News 28 August

Mt Pleasant News 28 August

Sunday, 30 August 2015 5:54 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Sponsor A Square Foot update Just a quickie update on the SQF fundraising campaign. The grand total now stands at $78,686.09. This is still a bit short of what we were hoping we […]

Greening the Rubble – what we have learned from working in partnership

Greening the Rubble – what we have learned from working in partnership

Sunday, 30 August 2015 1:21 p.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

If Greening the Rubble was a 5-year-old child receiving their first school report I am sure it would say “works well with others”.

St Albans News deadline reminder

St Albans News deadline reminder

Thursday, 27 August 2015 10:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Articles for St Albans News October edition should be sent to news@stalbans.gen.nz by September 13.

Vote of confidence from Christchurch City Council

Vote of confidence from Christchurch City Council

Thursday, 27 August 2015 10:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Vote of confidence from Christchurch City Council and Shirley-Papanui Community Board By SARA co-chair Renee Walker Visibly displaying their confidence in the new shape and future direction of the St Albans Residents’ Association (SARA), the CCC and Shirley-Papanui Community Board …

CCC grant helps SARA turn around

CCC grant helps SARA turn around

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 9:05 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

For the first time in five years, the St Albans Residents’ Association (SARA) is finally receiving a grant from the Christchurch City Council, thanks to the Shirley Papanui Community Board’s sense of fair play. The $25,000 grant will be put …

Cranford St/Westminster changes delayed

Cranford St/Westminster changes delayed

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 2:13 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Shirley Papanui Community Board has postponed the go ahead for alterations to the Cranford St/ Westminster St intersection, seeking further information from city council staff. Plans were drawn up to make the intersection “safer” for pedestrians and cyclists, but …

Shock proof

Shock proof

Friday, 21 August 2015 10:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Looking forward to PARK(ing) Day on September 18 this year

Looking forward to PARK(ing) Day on September 18 this year

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 2:17 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

PARK(ing) Day is your chance to transform a small public area in the city from a car-parking space to an active public space! PARK(ing) Day is a daylong global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces. Now an annual event, the project began in 2005 when […]

PARK(ing) Day

PARK(ing) Day

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 2:17 p.m. by GapFiller

PARK(ing) Day held on 18th September was an opportunity to transform a small public area in the city from a car-parking space to an active public space! PARK(ing) Day is a daylong global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces. Now an annual event, the project began […]

Knox Presbyterian Church rebuild

Knox Presbyterian Church rebuild

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Christchurch continues to fight to retain what little is left of its architectural heritage following the Canterbury ‘quakes. So, it is with hope that we celebrate the recent announcement that the Christchurch Town Hall is to be resurrected and, along with , which was recently restored by  and a talented team of conservation experts, Knox Presbyterian Church has been ‘rebuilt’ by local firm .

CHCH SOUP Winter 15

CHCH SOUP Winter 15

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 11:13 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

With an almost full moon shining over The Arcades the Gap Filler and Ministry of Awesome teams were joined by 50 guests to celebrate our first CHCH SOUP.  Seven awesome ideas were pitched for the pot (which reached $700!) making voting very difficult. However, Lorna and Keishana’s Opti-Mum project won. Opti-Mum aims to deliver holistic antenatal courses to empower NZ […]

Strategic Action Points April 2014 – March 2015

Strategic Action Points April 2014 – March 2015

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 10:58 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

This pictogram looks back over the past year at our achievements.  Our values are central to all our projects, bringing locals and visitors into the city to engage in recreational, cultural and political activities.

Outputs and Outcomes: our vital statistics, April 2014 – March 2015

Outputs and Outcomes: our vital statistics, April 2014 – March 2015

Sunday, 9 August 2015 11:38 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

An overview of all our activities from April 2014 to March 2015.

St Albans News August/September 2015

St Albans News August/September 2015

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 10:32 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The St Albans Pharmacy is about to branch out with a presence in the enlarged ProMed complex, currently under construction, and the replacement Edgeware Pool is edging closer to becoming a reality nearly 10 years after the city council demolished …

Port Hills Water/Storm water repair

Port Hills Water/Storm water repair

Friday, 31 July 2015 10:24 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

11163 Port Hills OVN Water

OVTRK submission on the Transition to Regeneration Plan now ready

OVTRK submission on the Transition to Regeneration Plan now ready

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 1:38 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Our OVTRK Organising Group submission the Transition to Regeneration Plan is now ready.    Read it here Action Station also has a quick way to add your support to Local Led Recovery in Christchurch, If you would like to support it please  Click here Remember submissions must be in by 5pm tomorrow, Thursday 30 July.

Transition to Regeneration Plan - Have Your Say!

Transition to Regeneration Plan - Have Your Say!

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 10:59 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

A request to you from OVTRK to support a new "Regeneration Plan" 

Mt Pleasant News July 16

Mt Pleasant News July 16

Monday, 20 July 2015 9:38 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Join us at the Cabaret For the first time ever the Association,in conjunction with Mt Pleasant Squash, is selling tickets to the  Sumner Theatre’s Annual Cabaret night. Our night will be […]

Congress on Adaptive Urbanism report

Congress on Adaptive Urbanism report

Friday, 17 July 2015 9:36 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

On 23-24 October 2014, in the days leading up to Christchurch’s unique Festival of Transitional Architecture, a bevy of architects, planners, activists, developers, government officials, academics, artists and community advocates gathered in Christchurch to join forces at the first International Congress on Adaptive Urbanism.

***CDHB NOTICE***

***CDHB NOTICE***

Thursday, 16 July 2015 12:08 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

If you’re not enrolled with a general practice team, you’re missing out. 

Reflections from Copenhagen – The End

Reflections from Copenhagen – The End

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 3:37 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Well, I’ve been back home in Christchurch for just a few days, but already Copenhagen (and summer) feels like a bit of a distant memory. So I’d better get my final thoughts down now before they fade completely…   The first things I’d like to share are some of the projects our students completed. These […]

CHCH SOUP

CHCH SOUP

Friday, 10 July 2015 4:37 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

CHCH SOUP picks up on past shared meals we held in the Pallet Pavilion – Autumnal Social Soup, Spring Feast, Summer Feast – and adds a new element – a pitch for the pot. Five ideas for new projects to benefit the city will be put to the audience over the course of the evening. […]

A Truffle Dish for the Commons People

A Truffle Dish for the Commons People

Thursday, 9 July 2015 11:01 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Ever wondered what Truffles taste like? As part of New Zealand’s first, Canterbury Truffle Festival, Alex Davies Chef will be cooking truffled jacket potatoes matched with cold coffee for the ‘commons’ people. It will cost only $10 to try one of dining’s most prestigious ingredients, stuffed into a buttered baked potato, there will be a […]

Buses Resume Through Brookhaven

Buses Resume Through Brookhaven

Thursday, 9 July 2015 10:54 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

CCC Long Term Plan Update

CCC Long Term Plan Update

Monday, 6 July 2015 12:47 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

In our last OVTRK Update we referred to our submission on the Christchurch City Council Long Term Plan (LTP).  We are pleased to report that this was followed by a request to the OVTRK Organising Group (OG) for a conversation with their Community Governance Unit staff Mary Richardson and Stacey Holborough. That conversation occurred on 29 June and we will follow up.  Have you already heard

Christchurch Recovery Plan - have your say

Christchurch Recovery Plan - have your say

Monday, 6 July 2015 12:44 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Your feedback  to this is needed by Thursday 2pm 9 July  OVTRK has been given the opportunity to make a presentation on 10 July to the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee (UDSIC).   The newly released Recovery: Transition to Regeneration plan (see section 6.1) refers to the UDSIC (membership) role in considering overall leadership and coordination of

Coastal Hazards Assessment Report

Coastal Hazards Assessment Report

Friday, 3 July 2015 4:21 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Coastal Hazards Assessment Report Memo A Coastal Hazard Assessment Report has been released by the Council. Please see here

Gap cache is live!

Gap cache is live!

Friday, 3 July 2015 2:17 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Take your kids on a treasure hunt in the inner city these holidays A cross between the outdoor hobby of Geocaching and its retro-equivalent Letter Boxing, Gap Cache is a treasure hunt, which involves visiting six inspiring gaps in the inner-city where you can enjoy gardens, make music, play sport and fix bikes whilst in […]