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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

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. 

Dedicated youth space opening soon

Dedicated youth space opening soon

Thursday, 20 March 2014 10:53 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Mairehau News February edition

Mairehau News February edition

Thursday, 20 March 2014 10:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Planned road works for Mt Pleasant

Planned road works for Mt Pleasant

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 4:53 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

To find out about the road works planned for Mt Pleasant in the coming weeks please see the link below.  This work involves the closure of the bottom section of […]

A request to Council.

A request to Council.

Monday, 17 March 2014 8:25 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Thank you for the Hazard Forum on the weekend.

Cycle Powered Cinema touring the North Island!

Cycle Powered Cinema touring the North Island!

Monday, 17 March 2014 5:33 p.m. by GapFiller

We’ve received a number of requests from around the place from groups asking to borrow or hire our Cycle-powered Cinema. 

A double eSTRESSo:- your daily coffee is a powerful drug and can even spark panic attacks

A double eSTRESSo:- your daily coffee is a powerful drug and can even spark panic attacks

Monday, 17 March 2014 10:52 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Research shows we massively underestimate caffeine's effects on our bodies and brains 

City council advises on DIY sandbags for Lusi

City council advises on DIY sandbags for Lusi

Saturday, 15 March 2014 6:27 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

If you didn’t manage to pick up sandbags in the Shirley/ Hills Road car park  on Saturday afternoon you could make your own to “welcome” Cyclone Lusi. This on how to make sandbags from plastic bags or hessian bags.

Homeowner EQ insurance issues

Homeowner EQ insurance issues

Saturday, 15 March 2014 5:53 p.m. by stalbanscommunity



The creative deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion. April 7 START

The creative deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion. April 7 START

Friday, 14 March 2014 1:46 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Starting on April 7, the Pallet Pavilion will be deconstructed. 

The creative deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion is underway

The creative deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion is underway

Friday, 14 March 2014 1:46 p.m. by GapFiller

Starting on April 7, the Pallet Pavilion will be deconstructed. We expect it to take 6 weeks in total but who knows – we’ve never done it before. It’s going to be done with volunteer power, which is the same way as it was built. If you’d like to volunteer to help, please scroll down […]

Questions and answers from CERA

Questions and answers from CERA

Friday, 14 March 2014 12:07 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Questions asked 17 February via email to CERA. 

Local Road and infrastructure works – Mt Pleasant

Local Road and infrastructure works – Mt Pleasant

Friday, 14 March 2014 9:38 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

McCormacks Bay Catchment and road works 20140307 McCormacks catchment overview SCIRT11107 Seawall update – Main Road 20140603 Main Road seawall update and McCormacks Bay Road, rock pile removal SCIRT10979 10655

Laydown notification for McCormacks Bay reserve

Laydown notification for McCormacks Bay reserve

Friday, 14 March 2014 9:31 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Laydown notification for McCormacks Bay reserve can be 20130310 Laydown area McCormacks Reserve, Basil Place intersection SCIRT11107

Knowing your neighbour is a piece of cake…

Knowing your neighbour is a piece of cake…

Friday, 14 March 2014 9:17 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Knowing your neighbour is a piece of cake… Over the 29th – 30th March, there will be a city-wide campaign to encouraging neighbours to get to know each other a […]

Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre & Residents Association AGM

Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre & Residents Association AGM

Friday, 14 March 2014 8:18 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

For details of our upcoming AGM please see here

Works Notice McCormacks Bay

Works Notice McCormacks Bay

Thursday, 13 March 2014 2:11 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Please see here for notice of a laydown in McCormacks Bay reserve due to road works20130310 Laydown area McCormacks Reserve, Basil Place intersection SCIRT11107

Are you being forced to cash settle?

Are you being forced to cash settle?

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 12:19 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Earthquake community group CanCERN is seeking hard evidence of people being forced to cash settle with EQC.

Do you have a question about the rebuild?

Do you have a question about the rebuild?

Monday, 10 March 2014 10:32 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A new, CERA-sponsored website called  has been set up so people can ask moderated questions about the rebuild and the answers are shared online.

Elections on September 20

Elections on September 20

Monday, 10 March 2014 4:52 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Government has announced that the General Election will be held on September 20. Source:Radio New Zealand

McCormacks Bay Wastewater, Storm water and roading repairs

McCormacks Bay Wastewater, Storm water and roading repairs

Monday, 10 March 2014 1:01 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

For information relating to McCormacks Bay Wastewater, Storm Water and Roading repairs Please see here 20140307 McCormacks catchment overview SCIRT11107

Supporting Those Affected by Floods and Storms

Supporting Those Affected by Floods and Storms

Monday, 10 March 2014 9:42 a.m. by AnxietySupport

  High quality information to assist you, or those relatives and friends that you support, through the trauma and shock of a flood or storm disaster.

Dealing with natural hazards

Dealing with natural hazards

Sunday, 9 March 2014 10:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Labour chooses candidate for city seat

Labour chooses candidate for city seat

Sunday, 9 March 2014 2:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Labour Party has chosen Tony Milne, a former electorate worker for former MP Tim Barnett, to contest the Christchurch Central seat later this year. Tony, who is in his early 30s, currently works for the Problem Gambling Foundation.

The First Car Comes to Christchurch

The First Car Comes to Christchurch

Saturday, 8 March 2014 8:31 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Journey – A new work by Sayraphim Lothian with support from Gap Filler

Journey – A new work by Sayraphim Lothian with support from Gap Filler

Friday, 7 March 2014 1:57 p.m. by GapFiller

Recovery is a journey we go on together. 

Mar 14-23, 2014: Journey – A new work by Sayraphim Lothian.

Mar 14-23, 2014: Journey – A new work by Sayraphim Lothian.

Friday, 7 March 2014 1:57 p.m. by GapFiller

Journey was an art work which drew parallels between Christchurch’s recovery and Kakapo conservation. It suggested that ”Recovery is a journey we go on together.” Sayraphim Lothian is an Australian public artist and one of the world leaders in the emerging field of Craftivism.  Her work has graced the streets of Melbourne, Sydney, London, Bristol, New […]

Petition to assess risks NZ-wide

Petition to assess risks NZ-wide

Friday, 7 March 2014 12:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A group of New Zealanders concerned about New Zealand’s future and its ability to cope with risks is organising a petition to ask the Government to undertake a risk assessment for the whole country covering economic / financial security, energy and climate security, business continuity, ecological / environmental security, and genuine well-being. 

Press Release – A letter from Her Majesty the Queen

Press Release – A letter from Her Majesty the Queen

Thursday, 6 March 2014 11:07 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Featured Popular

Her Majesty The Queen forwards a plea for help from the residents of Christchurch to the Governor General in New Zealand.

Parts of St Albans flooded

Parts of St Albans flooded

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 3:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Francis Street, Warrington St and the Flockton Street area were among those worst hit in the ’100 year storm’ that hit Christchurch and Canterbury on March 4 and 5. 

District Plan Review meetings

District Plan Review meetings

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 11:24 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

A very dry but necessary Council plan to know about if you care about the shape of our city. Notice of meetings here DPR FINAL pre-notification public meetings Feb-Mar 2014 (3)

Answers by EQC Feb 2013, what is the progress now and why are the delays.

Answers by EQC Feb 2013, what is the progress now and why are the delays.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 2:07 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

These questions were asked in December 2012, following answers received from Richard Braddell 1 Feb 2013.

Summerz End Youth Fest

Summerz End Youth Fest

Monday, 3 March 2014 11:22 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular