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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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 […]

New community-run, pop-up café looking for someone special …

New community-run, pop-up café looking for someone special …

Friday, 3 July 2015 12:10 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Te Ao community café located at 93 Stanmore Road, in Linwood Village are looking for a special person to work on a six month fixed term contract for 10-12 hours a week and applications close this Sunday, 5 June 2015. This is a project we have been proud to support.   

KidsFest

KidsFest

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 12:21 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

During KidsFest Gap Filler will be running 2 events; Gap Cache and Tiny House Workshops Explore the world of Tiny Houses Like Tiny Houses themselves… these workshops have been really popular – so popular we are running three instead of the one we advertised in KidsFest  – and sorry, they are all booked out. However you […]

Mt Pleasant Road footpaths

Mt Pleasant Road footpaths

Monday, 15 June 2015 8:57 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

SCIRT comments The project which includes Mt Pleasant Road footpath repairs is currently being designed. According to these designs, approximately 80 metres of footpath from 170 Mt Pleasant Road upward […]

New heated pools planned for St Albans

New heated pools planned for St Albans

Saturday, 13 June 2015 11:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The St Albans Pool and Pavilion group has lodged a resource consent to build two outdoor heated pools and associated buildings at 43a Edgeware Road, on the site of the pool demolished by the Christchurch City Council in 2006. Unlike …

Fewer street parks at Cranford/ Westminster St shops

Fewer street parks at Cranford/ Westminster St shops

Saturday, 13 June 2015 11:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

In a bid to do something about the safety of St Albans School children crossing Cranford St at Westminster St the city council has come up with a plan that will: Reduce the number of car parks outside the new …

Mt Pleasant News June 12 2015

Mt Pleasant News June 12 2015

Saturday, 13 June 2015 5:03 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

SCIRT invites you to a “Thank You” morning tea SCIRT would like to shout morning tea on Monday morning to celebrate with you the completion of the three laning project and to inform […]

Edgeware village master plan

Edgeware village master plan

Sunday, 7 June 2015 9:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Gap Golf Updated With New Hole Opened

Gap Golf Updated With New Hole Opened

Thursday, 4 June 2015 1:14 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Golf’s 7th hole, The Aalt Verkerk’s, was opened on Saturday.  The Dutch themed hole is a nod to the site’s history as A. Verkerks Butcher Ltd and the family’s Dutch heritage. Putt your way down an Amsterdam canal being careful to avoid the barges; then up, over the docks through some interesting hazards and […]

Gap Golf Undergoes Make-over

Gap Golf Undergoes Make-over

Thursday, 4 June 2015 1:14 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Golf Undergoes Make-over It’s not reality TV, it’s real life! Gap Golf is about to have a Make-Over bringing it up to a world-class inner city 9 hole mini-golf circuit. This weekend the kind guys and gals from Christchurch Round Table and Ladies Circle will be building a new hole The Aalt Verkerk’s No.7 […]

What’s coming up in Gap Filler land?

What’s coming up in Gap Filler land?

Thursday, 4 June 2015 12:53 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

What’s coming up in Gap Filler land? We’ve got some exciting projects coming up this year that we want to share with you.

St Albans News for June/July 2015

St Albans News for June/July 2015

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 6:50 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Things are getting busy in the city – SARA is fighting the plan for the Northern Arterial because not enough research has gone into its impact on downstream areas like St Albans (traffic, health etc). SARA has employed a part …

2015 Gap Filler SPRING Internship : applications close 5 June!

2015 Gap Filler SPRING Internship : applications close 5 June!

Monday, 1 June 2015 3:34 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Adaptive Urbanism in Christchurch, New Zealand 

Christchurch Gardens Their Early History

Christchurch Gardens Their Early History

Sunday, 31 May 2015 9:08 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

The Old and the New [Written for THE SUN.] Sun, Volume II, Issue 563, 29 November 1915, Page 11

Camp Central

Camp Central

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 1:08 a.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Camp Central, a temporary campervan park for the Peterborough-Manchester SW corner. With facilities and 24 hour on-site management. Camp Central PDF  

North Col Landscape Project

North Col Landscape Project

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:56 a.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Information from the North Col Landscape Project Meeting – Thursday 21st, May 2015 North Col Presentation North Col Transitional Landscape Project_Appendix_Version Two_25_02_2015

North Col Streetscape Project

North Col Streetscape Project

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:56 a.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Information from the North Col Landscape Project Meeting – Thursday 21st, May 2015 North Col Presentation North Col Transitional Landscape Project_Appendix_Version Two_25_02_2015