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Skate Jam in St Albans Park

Skate Jam in St Albans Park

Monday, 24 December 2012 2:12 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Learn how to use a skateboard and win prizes in the St Albans Skate Jam. The event is being held at St Albans Park on the afternoon of January 26. Similar events are being held at other venues around Christchurch …

Robin Hood in Abberley Park

Robin Hood in Abberley Park

Monday, 24 December 2012 12:55 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Abberley Park will stand in for Sherwood Forest when Harlequin Players produce the Adventures of Robin Hood for a week in mid January. The musical written by playwright Roger Hall, contains lots of dancing and sword fights. BYO picnic. There …

EQC song

EQC song

Sunday, 23 December 2012 7:16 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Press has an article on a song about EQC and an embedded video.  Both funny and true - here. .

Day 669 - Addington Action shut down over holiday period

Day 669 - Addington Action shut down over holiday period

Sunday, 23 December 2012 10:59 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Addington Action has now closed for Christmas - New Year Holiday.

Messages can be left and will be answered after this date.

The office will reopen on Monday 7 January 2013.

The volunteer work crew will resume repairs of uninsured homes on 7 January. Volunteers are very welcome.

The first meeting of Addington Action members is 6pm, Thursday 31 January.

The Christchurch Fuit 7 Veggie Co-op will resume on Wednesday 13 February.

Day 668 - last day for 2012

Day 668 - last day for 2012

Saturday, 22 December 2012 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today, Simon Donaldson, Mike Peters and Paul Pink worked at 124 Garlands Rd, removing the boxing from yesterday's pour, backfilled with soil, and framed up the gate entrance. 20 tough native plants were planted at the entrance. This was the last day of work for the work crew till Monday 7 January 2013.

Sarah Miles: the Christchurch Fiasco

Sarah Miles: the Christchurch Fiasco

Saturday, 22 December 2012 8:57 a.m. by ChristchurchVoices Popular

 

EQC has changed it’s Apportionment information yet again, and removed an important review provision

EQC has changed it’s Apportionment information yet again, and removed an important review provision

Saturday, 22 December 2012 8:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Yesterday EQC made major changes to the wording of its web page on apportionment (here). The information now available is less than what was put up on the 4th of December. If you are new to apportionment,  information on the current page will not give you as good a picture of what apportionment is as the earlier material. Of great importance is removal of information from the earlier version on

Southern Response - Build Programme update

Southern Response - Build Programme update

Saturday, 22 December 2012 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Southern Response have published a web page explaining how they intend going about “co-ordinating our repair and rebuild programme including a broad timeframe for when your home will be repaired or rebuilt.” The page is here and covers: the pre-design queue (which is explained) the build queue (which is explained) even spread of builds (over the different technical categories of land)

Edgeware Village plan previewed

Edgeware Village plan previewed

Friday, 21 December 2012 11:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

We’ve had the master plan for the CBD and now it is the turn of the suburbs. The city council’s

TC3 land geotechnical investigations are completed

TC3 land geotechnical investigations are completed

Friday, 21 December 2012 9:20 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC have announced that drilling of TC3 land has now been completed. The media release (here) reads: EQC’s geotechnical investigations into green zone Technical Category 3 (TC3) land have been completed – meaning approximately 10,500 Christchurch homes with foundation damage are a major step closer to being able to be repaired or replaced. The geotechnical programme began in March 2012 in the

IAG – all repairs and rebuilds to commence in the next two years

IAG – all repairs and rebuilds to commence in the next two years

Friday, 21 December 2012 8:59 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

IAG have issued a media release announcing, in general terms, the timetable for their repairs and rebuilds. IAG is providing further certainty for earthquake affected customers, confirming when in the next two years all residential property reinstatements will begin – with the last scheduled to start no later than the last quarter of 2014. IAG’s residential rebuild and repair programme involves

Coming from CERA soon - a web page devoted to community issues and questions.

Coming from CERA soon - a web page devoted to community issues and questions.

Friday, 21 December 2012 8:36 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CERA now have a web page to cover community issues and questions. Still in the early stages of development it will be based upon questions “developed by community groups for agencies working on the earthquake recovery to answer. Questions and answers are updated here online and a hard copy version will be available in January 2013.” The page, which has two sets of questions but no answers as yet,

Get growing for edible garden awards

Get growing for edible garden awards

Friday, 21 December 2012 6:07 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Shirley Papanui Community Board is piloting the edible garden awards so get growing over summer and your vegetable patch or fruit trees could earn you an award. The competition, organised in conjunction with the Canterbury Horticultural Society, is aimed particularly …

Day 667 - pour 3

Day 667 - pour 3

Friday, 21 December 2012 6:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today Simon Donaldson, John and Mike Peters poured more pathway at 124 Garlands Rd. Simon used the plate compactor on the AP20 and John did the screeding off of the concrete.

Anxiety Topic Meeting: Anxiety and Natural Therapies

Anxiety Topic Meeting: Anxiety and Natural Therapies

Friday, 21 December 2012 12:19 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Tuesday January 29th:- a Natural Therapist to be advised Many of us have a fraught relationship with anxiety medications. We know there are alternative approaches widely accepted as being effective for reducing anxiety, diet and exercise are examples, so too is counselling and some therapies. Less well accepted are ‘natural’ therapies, often this is because...

Anxiety Topic Meeting: Anxiety, Alcohol and Drugs

Anxiety Topic Meeting: Anxiety, Alcohol and Drugs

Friday, 21 December 2012 12:05 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Wednesday January 16th: – Damian Holt, Advocate, MHAPS The comorbidity between anxiety and various forms of substance use is well accepted clinically but these relationships are often difficult to treat or manage. Some people slip into the cracks between getting help for their anxiety and finding help for substance abuse.  Others ‘self-medicate’ their anxiety in...

One in five Kiwis suffering from stress – study

One in five Kiwis suffering from stress – study

Friday, 21 December 2012 11:26 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

If you’re a woman and you live in the South Island, you are more likely to suffer from stress, new research has shown. Read more…

You can have $50 but not $40

You can have $50 but not $40

Thursday, 20 December 2012 11:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Westpac ATM in Edgeware Village has lots of $50 notes to dispense and is a bit choosy about when it will cough up $20 notes. I tried to withdraw $40 on Thursday – two $20 notes – but the …

Are insurance contracts unfair? What the Australians are doing.

Are insurance contracts unfair? What the Australians are doing.

Thursday, 20 December 2012 9:46 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The link here leads to an Australian legal website Lexology.com which in February this year published an article Are insurance contracts unfair? The article discusses whether or not insurance contracts are unfair, and if they should come under Australia’s Unfair Contracts legislation. Since it was written there have been developments with insurance contracts now to be covered by a similar

Day 666 - boxing on

Day 666 - boxing on

Thursday, 20 December 2012 6:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today the boxing was done for the 3rd lot of paths at 124 Garlands Rd.

Communities get more say on alcohol

Communities get more say on alcohol

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 11:56 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Communities will get more say on what hours pubs are open and who can sell liquor in their areas when local alcohol policies are implemented. This process is in the early stages. Christchurch City Council is starting the ball rolling …

Govt creates another quake info site

Govt creates another quake info site

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 11:37 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

CERA and the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment have combined forces to produce information to assist Christchurch landowners, in the form of this website.

Anxiety Support Christmas Closure

Anxiety Support Christmas Closure

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 4:51 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

  Anxiety Support offices will close on Friday 21st December at 12:00pm, and reopen Monday 7th January 2013. We’d like to wish all our clients and supporters a happy and safe Christmas and New Year!

Day 665 - last day for co-op

Day 665 - last day for co-op

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 12:30 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

This morning was the last packing and distribution for the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC) till Wednesday 13 February 2013.

Vintage Christchurch Street Scene Bookmark

Vintage Christchurch Street Scene Bookmark

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 11:17 a.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Bookmark featuring a Christchurch Street scene against the background of the Cathedral...

CERA compiles booklet for TC3 homeowners

CERA compiles booklet for TC3 homeowners

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 12:15 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

CBD red zone virtual tours

CBD red zone virtual tours

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:12 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Update on Church plans from the Catholic Bishop of Christchurch

Update on Church plans from the Catholic Bishop of Christchurch

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 9:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 664 - posted and tidy

Day 664 - posted and tidy

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 3:06 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

This morning Mike Peters and Witeri Rikihana worked at 124 Garlands Rd.
Dale, a neighbour who is a truck driver, came over and helped with site design for truck deliveries and parking. Dale has kindly provided use of his water connection for work on the site till Addington Action gets it's own connection.
Back on Thursday to finish off site prep and boxing for next concrete pour on Friday.

Help repair St Albans School Pool

Help repair St Albans School Pool

Monday, 17 December 2012 10:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Day 663 - problem solving

Day 663 - problem solving

Monday, 17 December 2012 5:30 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today was spent on sorting out what kind of buildings can be put up at 124 Garlands Rd as a HQ for Addington Action volunteers to operate out of.

So a lot of talking to people today, asking lots of questions and bouncing ideas around to come up with a simple solution.
At the moment Mike's spare bedroom is the office and storage is 5 loaned garages around Addington, so this is slowing down the repairs of uninsured houses because it is very inefficient.

Day 662 - landscaping

Day 662 - landscaping

Sunday, 16 December 2012 5:11 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today was spent removing and dismantling the boxing from the path at 124 Garlands Rd. Then back-filling with clean top soil up to the path and planning the next stages.

Tuesday 18 December
Thursday 20 December
Friday 21 December
Saturday 22 December
And that will be it for 2012

Day 662 - cell phone and other changes

Day 662 - cell phone and other changes

Sunday, 16 December 2012 4:30 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular


Day 661 - pour 2

Day 661 - pour 2

Saturday, 15 December 2012 2:30 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular


Earlier today, Simon Donaldson, Stuart McIntosh, Mike Peters, Paul Pink and Witeri Rikihana poured the second lot of concrete for the path at Garlands Rd, and did more work for the 3rd stage.

The path will connect up the future storage sheds.







Day 660 - pour 1

Day 660 - pour 1

Friday, 14 December 2012 6:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today Simon Donaldson and Mike Peters were joined by Ken Cowie and Lindsay Halliday who were volunteers from Holcim. The job was pouring the first lot of concrete for the new paths at 124 Garlands Rd and doing some site prep. Ken had trained as a Chemist so Mike got lots of useful info about the chemical properties of concrete, the placing of reinforcing and how concrete hardens.





A wetland native garden

A wetland native garden

Friday, 14 December 2012 4:16 p.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

School students give presents to homeless

School students give presents to homeless

Friday, 14 December 2012 1:28 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

CanCERN plan to reuse red zone housing materials

CanCERN plan to reuse red zone housing materials

Friday, 14 December 2012 1:03 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Learn with the WEA

Learn with the WEA

Friday, 14 December 2012 12:46 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Workers Educational Association programme always offers a great variety of adult education classes at low cost during mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends. 

Petition to extend the Red Zone 30 April deadline

Petition to extend the Red Zone 30 April deadline

Thursday, 13 December 2012 9:20 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Recently Red Zoned residents in the Burwood area have launched a petition to have the 30 April deadline extended. The following is from those organising the petition:

Day 659 - the day before the pour

Day 659 - the day before the pour

Thursday, 13 December 2012 6:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today Simon Donaldson and Mike Peters tidied up the work site, finished off the boxing, put down the AP20 base fill and Simon used a hired 60Kg plate compactor to get the path ready for pouring tomorrow.


Come and check us out!

Come and check us out!

Thursday, 13 December 2012 10:51 a.m. by ArtBox Popular

We have the Code of Compliance. It is a great step forward and we are delighted that our little corner of the red zone is n [...]

Shirley Papanui Community Board Meeting

Shirley Papanui Community Board Meeting

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 11:41 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular




Champion Street being resealed

Champion Street being resealed

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 11:29 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Wastewater repairs have finished on Champion Street and the section between Bealey Avenue and Gresford Street will be sealed in the week beginning December 15. SCIRT takes a three week break over the Christmas holiday period.

Pan-NGO delegate applications open today.

Pan-NGO delegate applications open today.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 12:12 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me te Tau Hou...

Thinking outside the square

Thinking outside the square

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 10:05 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

The Beggs Building on Colombo Street, between Tuam and St Asaph, is one of many remaining buildings in the central city whose fate is unknown. 

Dec 11: Thinking outside the square

Dec 11: Thinking outside the square

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 10:05 a.m. by GapFiller

The Beggs Building on Colombo Street, between Tuam and St Asaph, is one of many remaining buildings in the central city whose fate is unknown. The back half of the building is structurally fine and up to code, and currently inhabited by Sedley Wells Music Shop while their Riccarton Road premises are being repaired. The [...]

Day 657 - small sheds needed

Day 657 - small sheds needed

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 5:58 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Does anyone have a garden shed they don't need and would like to donate to Addington Action? We also need usable corrugated iron to make up partitioned bins to store soil, compost, tree mulch, rubble, etc.

Applications for Pan-NGO representative open tomorrow

Applications for Pan-NGO representative open tomorrow

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 2:24 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Sector forum tomorrow-- see you there!

Sector forum tomorrow-- see you there!

Monday, 10 December 2012 7:04 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

St Albans News receives COGS grant

St Albans News receives COGS grant

Monday, 10 December 2012 1:49 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The St Albans Residents Association has received a $5000 grant from COGS, the community grants system administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.

IAG and Vero go for “sum insured” insurance instead of full replacement

IAG and Vero go for “sum insured” insurance instead of full replacement

Sunday, 9 December 2012 10:29 p.m. by avonsidechch Recommended Featured Popular

Stuff today reported () IAG and Vero have announced they are going down the “sum insured” route to replace all “full replacement” house policies.

Day 655 - Do you have any spare water based paint?

Day 655 - Do you have any spare water based paint?

Sunday, 9 December 2012 11:32 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

 

Gap Filler hits a double whammy in one day!

Gap Filler hits a double whammy in one day!

Friday, 7 December 2012 5:24 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Big thanks to “The Australian” newspaper and PSFK for a couple of great mentions today.  Nice.   “Pop Up City” - The Australian 7.12.12   “Put a coin into a converted washing machine for an instant dance party.” - PSFK 7.12.12  

Dec 7: Gap Filler hits a double whammy in one day!

Dec 7: Gap Filler hits a double whammy in one day!

Friday, 7 December 2012 5:24 p.m. by GapFiller

Big thanks to “The Australian” newspaper and PSFK for a couple of great mentions today.  Nice.   “Pop Up City” - The Australian 7.12.12   “Put a coin into a converted washing machine for an instant dance party.” - PSFK 7.12.12  

Day 653 - the wet ones

Day 653 - the wet ones

Friday, 7 December 2012 3:14 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

The happy volunteers from, in OZ, returned today to help Addington Action box and pour a concrete path, trim the corrugated iron fence, back-filling, and painting a mural.

Gerry Brownlee and being stuck in the Red Zone

Gerry Brownlee and being stuck in the Red Zone

Friday, 7 December 2012 11:07 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Yesterday’s Press carried an article Red-zoners call for more time by Charlie Gates