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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

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.

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?