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Offers of help trickle in

Offers of help trickle in

Thursday, 1 May 2014 1:13 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The local branch of St Vincent de Paul and the Parish Office at Our Lady of Fatima wants to do some baking for residents in the Flockton Basin affected by multiple bouts of flooding. Carrick Street resident and Flockton Basin organiser Jo Bryne is asking residents to nominate their neighbours for the baking, which will […]

Post quake flooding in Christchurch

Post quake flooding in Christchurch

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 2:01 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

The situation in Christchurch has now become very clear. Constant flooding with the suffering of affected people. Insurance companies running for shelter by not providing insurance for flooding. 

New signage for flood zones?

New signage for flood zones?

Monday, 28 April 2014 11:16 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

When vehicles larger than a family car travel through floodwaters in Christchurch they create waves and the water flows into houses.

Swim club holds prizegiving

Swim club holds prizegiving

Monday, 28 April 2014 10:51 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Valerie Somerville reports that the St Albans Swimming Club wound up a successful season of lessons recently with a celebratory barbecue and prizegiving at the Shirley Intermediate school. The barbecue was sponsored by the Rotary Neighbourhood Trust fund and was enjoyed by a group of approximately 100 club members. This was followed by a prizegiving […]

XCHC

XCHC

Monday, 28 April 2014 2:10 p.m. by GapFiller

Need a space to work, perform or exhibit? Check out this new space for Christchurch creatives at 376 Wilsons Road, the Exchange (XCHC). It’s being driven in part by the lead designer of the Pallet Pavilion, Camia Young. Huge respect to this small team for going ahead with this vision. Contact them if you’re keen at .

Community Update 27 April 2014

Community Update 27 April 2014

Monday, 28 April 2014 12:47 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Last Day for Objections – Rates Revaluations Tomorrow is the last day you can object to your new rates revaluation. We draw to your attention to the issue that with a drop […]

SARA presses community needs in annual plan submission

SARA presses community needs in annual plan submission

Friday, 25 April 2014 10:53 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Residents Association (SARA) wants the house in Caledonian Road bought by the city council in 2010 for community use to be used to house homeless community groups and makes this point in its submission to the draft CCC annual plan for 2014-2015. 

Seamount Tce – Works Notice

Seamount Tce – Works Notice

Thursday, 24 April 2014 2:59 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Call out to Artists for Christchurch Stands Tall a new project coming to Christchurch

Call out to Artists for Christchurch Stands Tall a new project coming to Christchurch

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 8:52 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Christchurch Stands Tall is the first Wild in Art project to be hosted by a New Zealand city.  Wild in Art specialises in mass appeal, mass participation public arts events that use fibre-glass animal sculptures as the canvas for artists’ designs. Christchurch Stands Tall aims to have 52 uniquely decorated 2.5 metre high Giraffe sculptures […]

THEMES: – Anxiety, the Conscious and the Sub-conscious

THEMES: – Anxiety, the Conscious and the Sub-conscious

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 4:27 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday May 21st – Speaker to be advised We are very aware of what we think but much less aware of impressions that by-pass our conscious thought processes and lodge in our sub-conscious.  Some of these impressions do ‘resurface’ to become conscious thoughts but much of what we experience remains unprocessed. Our sub-conscious is however...

THEMES: – The Physical Experience of Anxiety

THEMES: – The Physical Experience of Anxiety

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 4:20 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday May 7th: – With a clinician from the Anxiety Disorders Service, CDHB Anxiety is more than just a feeling or emotion so whilst it is useful to understand the emotional impacts of anxiety it is important to also understand how these can develop into a physical experience.  As a product of the body’s fight-or-flight...

Deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion – Week Two

Deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion – Week Two

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 4:33 p.m. by GapFiller

Again, thanks to Raewyn Murray, Ash Singh and Jonny Knopp for these images.

Deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion – Week One

Deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion – Week One

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 4:18 p.m. by GapFiller

Thanks to Raewyn Murray, Ash Singh and Jonny Knopp for these images.

WEA Term 2 classes begin in early May

WEA Term 2 classes begin in early May

Sunday, 20 April 2014 6:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The WEA programme for term 2 is now available. The WEA, or Workers Educational Association, runs affordable and informal classes and talks for adults mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends from their premises in Gloucester St. Notable activities this term include: Innovation in the Christchurch Rebuild, from 1.20-2.30pm on Wednesdays The Ukraine and Russia, very topical […]

CERA to consult over red zone uses

CERA to consult over red zone uses

Sunday, 20 April 2014 3:54 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

CERA is about to consult the community over future uses of residential red zones in Christchurch. They are keen to hear from residents still living in the red zones and sent out a sensitive letter signed by CERA head Roger Sutton saying so.

Good response to Find and Fix

Good response to Find and Fix

Sunday, 20 April 2014 3:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

CanCERN, which is the organisation behind the Find and Fix campaign, reports in its latest newsletter that 600 households have responded. This follows door knocking by Red Cross volunteers on 5000 doors and the availability of an 0800 number. There are strict criteria for the project and not all responders will be handled by Find […]

Ita causes rain warning

Ita causes rain warning

Thursday, 17 April 2014 4:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Christchurch City Council has issued a warning that rain, which started falling on Thursday afternoon, could cause some flooding around the city, in particular low lying areas like the Flockton Basin. Around 70mm is expected in the city overnight, but this is half of what will fall on the foothills. The rain is the […]

From community space to (de)construction site

From community space to (de)construction site

Saturday, 12 April 2014 8:46 p.m. by GapFiller

The week has passed quickly amidst the virtually non-stop drizzle. It’s just so very autumnal here on site at present. Last April, we still had events on most evenings and the days were mostly fine, cold nights though. It’s kind of fitting that the weather is like it is as we take apart this most wonderful of projects. We’ve had a small crew of volunteers on site each day, ranging from 3 – 7 people mostly. It’s a good amount.

Dig Discoveries

Dig Discoveries

Friday, 11 April 2014 10:33 p.m. by GapFiller

Pallet Pavilion artefacts  

St Albans News for April available

St Albans News for April available

Friday, 11 April 2014 7:21 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

St Albans Park is in a bad state, well a corner of it is, and it has some residents worried.  A fix won’t be coming soon. Find out what is happening in St Albans in the April edition, due for delivery soon.

Gap Filler started here!

Gap Filler started here!

Friday, 11 April 2014 4:18 p.m. by peterboroughvillage

            Previously South of the Border restaurant and Denis Moore Auto Electrician Land owned by Tony Brazier and Denis Moore Thursday 25 November – Sunday 5 December 2010. 

Rosalee’s Contrary Cornucopia – Inconvenience Store Week 5 (1-6 April)

Rosalee’s Contrary Cornucopia – Inconvenience Store Week 5 (1-6 April)

Friday, 11 April 2014 4:15 p.m. by GapFiller

Rosalee offered a mixture of locally sourced/grown products, products from other areas of NZ, and others commonly found in supermarkets, that have been imported from far across the globe. 

Apr 1-6, 2014: Rosalee’s Contrary Cornucopia – Inconvenience Store Week 5.

Apr 1-6, 2014: Rosalee’s Contrary Cornucopia – Inconvenience Store Week 5.

Friday, 11 April 2014 4:15 p.m. by GapFiller

Rosalee’s store examined the distance that food travels by integrating wait-times into all the items for sale.  Rosalee offered a mixture of locally sourced/grown products, products from other areas of NZ, and others commonly found in supermarkets, that have been imported from far across the globe.  Produce changed from day-to-day and all had a different […]

Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap

Friday, 11 April 2014 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

Nearly all multi-unit dwellings settled by year end

Nearly all multi-unit dwellings settled by year end

Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:40 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

EQC expects that most of the 29,500 multi-unit dwellings will be settled by the end of 2014. 

Gap Filler Archaeological Dig underway!

Gap Filler Archaeological Dig underway!

Thursday, 10 April 2014 10:26 p.m. by GapFiller

We decided that it would be wise to spend some time exploring what has been claimed by the pallet floor in the Pallet Pavilion’s 17-month life. 

Archaeological Dig on the Pavilion site

Archaeological Dig on the Pavilion site

Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:32 a.m. by GapFiller

We decided that it would be wise to spend some time exploring what has been claimed by the pallet floor in the Pallet Pavilion’s 17-month life. Many visitors to the site had laughed and commented about what could have slipped through the cracks. What would we find underneath it all? With the help of archeologist Cora, […]

Secretary Resigns

Secretary Resigns

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 7:46 a.m. by addingtonaction

Bonny Le Grice has resigned from the Transition Committee of Addington Action Inc. effective from 10 April 2014.

Two days into the Pavilion Deconstruction…

Two days into the Pavilion Deconstruction…

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 5:16 p.m. by GapFiller

Well, we’ve started. There’s no going back now. 

Historical Benchmarks for South Brighton and South Shore

Historical Benchmarks for South Brighton and South Shore

Monday, 7 April 2014 12:48 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Here find historical benchmarks for South Shore and South Brighton. 

The creative deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion

The creative deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion

Monday, 7 April 2014 12:46 p.m. by GapFiller

Starting on April 7, the Pallet Pavilion was taken apart, pallet by pallet with the help of volunteers. This is in the same way as the project was built. Thanks to everyone who lent a hand. The SUMS 272 deconstruction volunteers 586.5 volunteer hours We were thrilled that so many people were happy to help […]

Pallet Pavilion deconstruction items

Pallet Pavilion deconstruction items

Friday, 4 April 2014 1:23 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Do you have a community project (or your own worthy cause that is making a difference to the greater community), which could use some of the items pictured below? 

Pallet Pavilion Merchandise available!

Pallet Pavilion Merchandise available!

Friday, 4 April 2014 12:32 p.m. by GapFiller

Beautiful jewellery from Anita Paris available, and limited Pallet Pavilion t shirts too …

notes from the forum + useful resources

notes from the forum + useful resources

Friday, 4 April 2014 12:03 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou me nga ahuatanga o te wa. (Lots of greetings to everyone and all that is happening) 

Free repairs for some EQ homes

Free repairs for some EQ homes

Thursday, 3 April 2014 8:30 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Community organisation CanCERN is co-ordinating a Find and Fix project to discover and temporarily repair 900+ badly damaged earthquake homes before winter. 

Nominate youth for new awards

Nominate youth for new awards

Thursday, 3 April 2014 4:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye wants to recognise outstanding young community leaders and is asking New Zealanders to nominate them for a Youth Week 2014 Award before April 28. “I am creating these awards for this year’s Youth Week to recognise and celebrate young people aged 12-24 who have contributed to their community in a […]

Pavilion sitters – last chances

Pavilion sitters – last chances

Thursday, 3 April 2014 12:04 p.m. by GapFiller

Can’t help the Pallet Pavilion deconstruction during the day? 

Child Helpline

Child Helpline

Thursday, 3 April 2014 9:09 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Free, professional counselling via free phone or email. Free Phone: 0800 366 694; email help@childhelpline.org.nz http://www.childhelpline.org.nz/Kids_8-12.html

Awesome Evening - April

Awesome Evening - April

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 9:12 a.m. by MinistryofAwesome

Smile Dial

Smile Dial

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 12:15 a.m. by ChristchurchVoices

SARA Management Committee Meeting

SARA Management Committee Meeting

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 9:28 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Title: SARA Management Committee MeetingLocation: Mairehau LibraryStart Time: 19:00Date: 2014-04-08End Time: 21:00

Flooding Information Evening

Flooding Information Evening

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 9:26 p.m. by stalbanscommunity








Gap Filler’s Inconvenience Store Week 4 (25-30 March)

Gap Filler’s Inconvenience Store Week 4 (25-30 March)

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 3:07 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

This version of the Inconvenience Store traces the provenance of a range of products with Homewares to Cosmetics departments amongst others. Ryan shows us what goes into a range of convenient items. 

Mar 25-30, 2014: Gap Filler’s Inconvenience Store Week 4.

Mar 25-30, 2014: Gap Filler’s Inconvenience Store Week 4.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 3:07 p.m. by GapFiller

Our Inconvenience Store exposed what goes into the convenient items that we take for granted.  This version of the Inconvenience Store traced the provenance of a range of products from homewares to cosmetics. Ryan showed us what goes into a range of convenient items. In some cases it was amusing, in others, alarming.  

Mar 18-23, 2014: Anita’s Fine Fare – Inconvenience Store Week 3.

Mar 18-23, 2014: Anita’s Fine Fare – Inconvenience Store Week 3.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 2:47 p.m. by GapFiller

Anita’s Fine Fare did not sell items, instead it traded them for the customer’s time, in the form of a series of tasks.  Anita’s idea was to offer a range of free items to customers, attainable only after a number of tasks are performed according to the shopkeeper’s instructions. It took on the appearance of […]

Mar 11-16, 2014: Bridget’s Two-Hour Shop – Inconvenience Store Week 2.

Mar 11-16, 2014: Bridget’s Two-Hour Shop – Inconvenience Store Week 2.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 2:11 p.m. by GapFiller

The Two-Hour Shop subverted the concept of the ubiquitous $2 shop, by producing goods in-store once they were purchased, rather than selling mass-produced short-life products.  The idea was to create a shop that mimics a mall fashion accessories store.  Instead of selling cheap, mass-produced, jewellery and fashion accessories such as hats, scarves, and bags, the […]

McCormacks Bay Road Works

McCormacks Bay Road Works

Friday, 28 March 2014 5:09 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

For information relating to road works on McCormacks Bay starting 7 April please see link below: McCormacks Bay Road Works 7 April

Last Night of the Pavilion

Last Night of the Pavilion

Friday, 28 March 2014 1:16 p.m. by GapFiller

April 5, 8pm Going out with a BANG, CRASH, WHIRR, ZZZZZZzzzz As part of Last Night of the Pavilion, the specially-created, one-off Deconstruction Orchestra will perform a number of percussive pieces fem 8pm. The main event is a new composition called constructDEconstruct that will be played with tools and machinery. Composed by the CSO’s Michael Bell […]

ANXIOUS TIMES Newsletter Is Out!

ANXIOUS TIMES Newsletter Is Out!

Friday, 28 March 2014 11:53 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Our ‘Awesome’ Autumn ANXIOUS TIMES Newsletter is here! This expanded edition features articles on Meditation for Anxiety, The Sincere Apology, Happiness, Earthquake Stress, Coping with Stigma, Boost Your Mind, Anxiety and The Pain Syndrome and much more!

THEMES: – Negative and Intrusive Thoughts

THEMES: – Negative and Intrusive Thoughts

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 4:29 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday April 9th: – Helen Colhoun, Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Unit, CDHB. 

THEMES: Let’s talk….with the Team from Anxiety Support

THEMES: Let’s talk….with the Team from Anxiety Support

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 4:23 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday April 23rd – (Facilitated by the Anxiety Support Team.) 

Ferrymead Bridge March 2014 Update

Ferrymead Bridge March 2014 Update

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 3:16 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Guidance for risk-based building consenting

Guidance for risk-based building consenting

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 2:20 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

This document outlines the Risk Based Building Consents.

Pallet Pavilion’s “Greatest Hits” week

Pallet Pavilion’s “Greatest Hits” week

Monday, 24 March 2014 5:45 p.m. by GapFiller

To have  a look at what’s happening at the Pallet Pavilion during it’s Final Week please click  to download our Greatest Hits calendar .

Community Centre Rebuild Plans & AGM

Community Centre Rebuild Plans & AGM

Monday, 24 March 2014 4:40 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

This coming Monday evening you are invited as a member of the Mt Pleasant community to view the rebuild plans for the Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre. 

Software models flooding

Software models flooding

Friday, 21 March 2014 4:51 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Flooding damage to houses in the Flockton Basin area in early March would probably have been avoided if floor levels were nearly half a metre higher. 

Hidden Talent Show returns!!

Hidden Talent Show returns!!

Friday, 21 March 2014 1:48 p.m. by GapFiller

Got a special talent to share with the world? 

Mar 4-9, 2014: Masha’s Impossible Products – Inconvenience Store Week 1.

Mar 4-9, 2014: Masha’s Impossible Products – Inconvenience Store Week 1.

Friday, 21 March 2014 12:08 p.m. by GapFiller

Masha’s Impossible Products was the first Inconvenience Store, and sold a range of things that couldn’t possibly be made or sold. In Masha’s words: It all started extremely inconveniently. Ryan emailed me a week before the Inconvenience store was about to open its doors to excited shoppers, asking me if I would like to be the first […]

Masha’s Impossible Products – Inconvenience Store Week 1 (4-9 March)

Masha’s Impossible Products – Inconvenience Store Week 1 (4-9 March)

Friday, 21 March 2014 12:08 p.m. by GapFiller

It all started extremely inconveniently.