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Mt Pleasant New 1 July 2015

Mt Pleasant New 1 July 2015

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 4:43 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

A post from our Facebook Don’t know about you but every time I go past Sonny Mikari from the Fulton Hogan team working on McCormacks Bay Rd he really lifts my […]

RecoveryWorks support group

RecoveryWorks support group

Monday, 30 June 2014 10:50 a.m. by AnxietySupport

The support group for Tuesday July 1st cancelled due to there being no Facilitator available for the night.

THEMES:  – Ruminating and Catastrophic Thinking

THEMES: – Ruminating and Catastrophic Thinking

Friday, 27 June 2014 3:39 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday July 2nd, Ron Chambers, Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Service, CDHB Do you constantly replay or obsess over negative situations? Known as rumination, it can feel like a broken record. Your mind rehearses the play-by-play of what led to that horrific breakup or missing a deadline at work. Even when everything is going well, we...

reminder for upcoming forum

reminder for upcoming forum

Friday, 27 June 2014 10:31 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

 

Causing a stir in the local media

Causing a stir in the local media

Thursday, 26 June 2014 5:30 p.m. by GapFiller

Last week, a local PR man, David Lynch was in the Christchurch Mail with an article that criticised The Commons, one of our project sites. 

Awesome Evening - July

Awesome Evening - July

Thursday, 26 June 2014 2:18 p.m. by MinistryofAwesome

Epic Caffeine Adventure #6

Epic Caffeine Adventure #6

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 11:42 a.m. by MinistryofAwesome

Neighbourly connects neighbours and communities

Neighbourly connects neighbours and communities

Monday, 23 June 2014 6:08 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Eighteen years ago when the worldwideweb was in its infancy and dial up was the only way you could access the internet from home, St Albans NeighbourNet operated a private intranet that offered neighbours a way to connect to neighbours, to warn about a mini crime wave in the area and to share information about […]

CCC adds elevation changes and current elevation to the floor level maps

CCC adds elevation changes and current elevation to the floor level maps

Friday, 20 June 2014 2:19 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council and CERA have by request added two new layers to the floor levels map.

An evening with Dr Rob Gordon

An evening with Dr Rob Gordon

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 11:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Oxford Terrace Baptist Church, 288 Oxford Terrace Time: June 19 7-9pm Description: Disaster Psychology Specialist Dr Rob Gordon discusses the challenges fragile communities face in the years following a disaster. How do we address common symptoms and concerns show by people in the third and fourth year after a disaster. How do we address […]

June working bee

June working bee

Monday, 16 June 2014 1:15 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler monthly working bee – this Saturday! 

KidsFest 5 July – 19 July 2014

KidsFest 5 July – 19 July 2014

Monday, 16 June 2014 1:12 p.m. by GapFiller

Dance-O-Mat What is it?  An outdoor dance venue… with lights, speakers and a washing machine – what else do you need? Where is it?  Gloucester Street You will need: a music device such as an mp3 player, phone or laptop… and a $2 coin for every 1/2 hour you want to dance… optional…your dancing shoes and […]

Notification of Incorrect, misleading and potentially dangerous document used for the recovery.

Notification of Incorrect, misleading and potentially dangerous document used for the recovery.

Sunday, 15 June 2014 11:02 a.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

This is our letter to Pete Sparrow, CCC General Manager Building Control and Rebuild and Mike Stannard, Chief Engineer, MBIE. We request that this document is revoked and the PMO’s and the public notified. 

Counting costs

Counting costs

Friday, 13 June 2014 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

St Albans News for June online

St Albans News for June online

Thursday, 12 June 2014 5:23 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Council fixes for flooding, possible soil contamination and celebrating Matariki are among the articles in the June edition of the St Albans News. The print edition will be delivered to 7000 St Albans homes over the weekend of June 14-15 but you can read it right here

CCC implements flood solutions

CCC implements flood solutions

Sunday, 8 June 2014 10:05 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council has come up with some temporary solutions to cope with the flooding, including temporary pumps, vegetation removal, back flow improvements. It is also going to pilot a wrapping solution and will continue to research longer term solutions. The Flooding Taskforce report presented on June 5 gives more details.

The Oldest Building in Canterbury

The Oldest Building in Canterbury

Saturday, 7 June 2014 7:03 p.m. by LostChristchurch

To settle what seems to be a somewhat vexed question, a representative of the Lyttelton Times yesterday made inquiries among a number of the Pilgrims with regard to the authenticity, or otherwise, of the statement that the building now being used as a residence on the South Belt, near the Southern Cross Hotel, was the earliest of the dwellings occupied by the dwellers on the plains. The representative interviewed many persons, and, towards evening, met Mr Edmund Smart, who resides at No. 55, Cas ...

Awesome Evening - June

Awesome Evening - June

Friday, 6 June 2014 3:43 p.m. by MinistryofAwesome

Christchurch – The value of a city

Christchurch – The value of a city

Friday, 6 June 2014 12:37 p.m. by GapFiller

Here’s a wonderful clip featuring our very own Richard Sewell! Shot by Christchurch based film-maker Julian Vares, “The Christchurch earthquake and the subsequent loss of the central city forced locals to reflect on what it was they’d really lost – and what opportunities it presented for change.”        

Where did the Pallet Pavilion go?

Where did the Pallet Pavilion go?

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 2:07 p.m. by GapFiller

Although the last of the Pallet Pavilion is being removed from The Commons, it still lives on in the many pieces that have been distributed around the city to projects, organisations and individuals that are making a difference…

Appreciation

Appreciation

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 12:45 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Greater attention is being paid these days to the dynamics that appreciation plays toward our physical, mental and emotional well being. 

The Transitional City as an educational resource

The Transitional City as an educational resource

Friday, 30 May 2014 10:06 a.m. by GapFiller

A lot of what Gap Filler does involves education.  All of our projects have an education component.  In fact our whole philosophy and the way we work is based around learning new stuff and sharing this with others… In the last month we have had over 400 Lincoln University first year students visiting the city […]

next forum and letter from CERA

next forum and letter from CERA

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 8:00 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular






















THEMES:  – ‘Anxiety and Depression’

THEMES: – ‘Anxiety and Depression’

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 12:42 p.m. by AnxietySupport

New community for North Canterbury

New community for North Canterbury

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 9:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

“We wanna live like Common People… “

“We wanna live like Common People… “

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 10:05 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

We’d like to share some of our plans for The Commons (Cnr Kilmore and Durham) with you all.   

Heartless destruction of garden

Heartless destruction of garden

Friday, 9 May 2014 8:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Helen Ross from Edgeware Village Green got a very nasty surprise when she passed nearby the village green on May 8 – the heart-shaped garden had been destroyed without warning. “Wanton destruction without a moment’s hesitation,” she said, adding: “My heart is crushed.” No one from the Green committee had been given any notice about […]

No more Pavilion. What’s next?

No more Pavilion. What’s next?

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 11:46 a.m. by GapFiller

No more Pavilion. What’s happening?

No more Pavilion. What’s happening?

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 11:46 a.m. by GapFiller

Commons thinking… The volunteer component of the Pallet Pavilion deconstruction has finished and ahead of schedule, too. The pallets have almost all left the site and made their way back to CHEP in Hornby. Once there they get the once-over on a production line where broken boards are wrenched off and replaced, each pallet is […]

New development for Christchurch

New development for Christchurch

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 7:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Views on St Albans centre use sought

Views on St Albans centre use sought

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 11:37 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Residents’ Association (SARA) wants better use to be made of the transitional centre at 1047 Colombo Street and is surveying residents’ and past users’ views on the centre. “SARA would like to see the centre used to support the recovery of the St Albans residents,” SARA co-chair Emma Twaddell says, “and for […]

May 6, 2012 – Sydenham gets a new piano!

May 6, 2012 – Sydenham gets a new piano!

Monday, 5 May 2014 7:18 p.m. by GapFiller

May 6 – Sydenham gets a new piano! Announcing the arrival of a freshly painted piano at the music room 390 Colombo street. The last piano got rather wet and had to be recycled at Creative Junk, sadly. Now this piano has a new and improved shelter to help it withstand the rain. This piano […]

Gap Filler Working Bee – 17 May

Gap Filler Working Bee – 17 May

Monday, 5 May 2014 11:33 a.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler’s next monthly working bee will be taking place on Saturday the 17th of May. There’ll be work on golf holes, the book exchange and possibly more. AND there’ll be a bbq, as well as bananas and drinks to keep us going (thanks All Good Organics!) Our working bees are an easy way to […]

Age of Anxiety………………

Age of Anxiety………………

Monday, 5 May 2014 11:02 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Anxiety disorders are the most commonly diagnosed mental illness. Now Atlantic editor Scott Stossel has fronted the disorder that he suggests, although a curse, may in some ways also be a blessing. By Catherine Woulfe  24th April, 2014 Scott Stossel, future editor of the Atlantic, spent his childhood crying on sidelines and trembling in corners....

Look Up………………

Look Up………………

Monday, 5 May 2014 10:35 a.m. by AnxietySupport

  If you have an i-phone, Android, cellphone or live your life on a laptop or tablet, or have friends or family that do, then this is a must watch: - http://blog.petflow.com/this-is-a-video-everyone-needs-to-see-for-the-first-time-in-my-life-im-speechless/

CCC seeks public input on flooding

CCC seeks public input on flooding

Friday, 2 May 2014 6:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council is undertaking a survey in the Flockton Basin area on May 3 about flooding that has beset the area multiple times since the earthquakes. On the same day, the public has also been invited to participate in focus groups on the topic at the Edgeware Bowling Club in Madras Street. Two sessions […]

Fun ride along Colombo Street

Fun ride along Colombo Street

Friday, 2 May 2014 6:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A fun ride on Saturday, May 18 along the full length of Colombo Street aims to promote road safety and cycling as an everyday form of transport. Cyclists can join anywhere along the route from 9am, as long as it’s not raining. In that case the event, organised by Spoke Canterbury, will be postponed a […]

Council researching more flood zone options

Council researching more flood zone options

Friday, 2 May 2014 2:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

We may have a better idea after May 12 of what the Christchurch City Council plans to do about the flooding in the Flockton Basin (and other flood-prone areas of the city). The options under consideration seem to have grown and include: Deepening and widening Dudley Creek More pumps and pipes Raising floor levels/homes in […]

Food production in St Albans

Food production in St Albans

Thursday, 1 May 2014 9:36 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St Time: May 21 from 1pm Date: 2014-05-21 Description: Fourth year geography students from the University of Canterbury talk on facilitating better food resilience in St Albans. The students visited the suburb in March and noted the lack of green spaces. Recommended actions from the research may become […]

Burns Song Contest

Burns Song Contest

Thursday, 1 May 2014 9:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Scottish Society NZ Hall, Cnr Edgeware and Caledonian Roads Time: May 17 from 11:00am Description: Enjoy the voices of young singers performing songs of Scotland. Gold coin entry. Plenty of street parking. For further information Tel: 021 0341929

Julia & Andrew’s Present Tense – Week 5 Inconvenience Store (8-14 April)

Julia & Andrew’s Present Tense – Week 5 Inconvenience Store (8-14 April)

Thursday, 1 May 2014 11:01 a.m. by GapFiller

During Julia and Andrew’s week at the Inconvenience Store, 175 visitors voted on the 10 painted portraits of Christchurch in the Present Tense. People were invited to choose the top 5 images they felt best represented the city right now. The results were: 1. The Container Stack 2. 165 Red Zone Home 3. The Blue […]

Apr 8-14, 2014: Julia & Andrew’s Present Tense – Inconvenience Store Week 5.

Apr 8-14, 2014: Julia & Andrew’s Present Tense – Inconvenience Store Week 5.

Thursday, 1 May 2014 11:01 a.m. by GapFiller

Present Tense: A painted portrait of present-day Christchurch by Julia Holden alongside a live writing performance by Andrew Paul Wood at the Inconvenience Store from 7-13 April, 2014. In Julia’s Words: Present Tense was a suite of 10 paintings of Christchurch as it is right now, highlighting the inconvenience of the city in the present day. The […]

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.