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Day 722 - DUG gets COMS

Day 722 - DUG gets COMS

Friday, 15 February 2013 9:16 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Blair today fitted out DUG the truck with a Radio Telephone system. The radio is on all the time with a dedicated channel. The hand mic is very easy  and safe to use while driving.

Also included are 2 base stations, 1 for Garlands Rd, and another for an after hours location. Plus a portable unit like a walky talky for a site crew. The system works with great reception Christchurch wide.

It was paid for by a donation by the Canterbury Community Trust.

The morning had bee ...

Feb 15: Gap Map download

Feb 15: Gap Map download

Friday, 15 February 2013 8:53 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Thanks to Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism we have our very own Gap Map, complete with Gap Filler and Greening the Rubble projects.  Click here to download the PDF file.  Alternatively swing by the Summer Pallet Pavilion on the corner of Durham and Kilmore Streets and pick one up.  

Gap Map download

Gap Map download

Friday, 15 February 2013 8:53 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

 

Edgeware Village Master Plan available for comment

Edgeware Village Master Plan available for comment

Friday, 15 February 2013 8:34 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Edgeware Village Master Plan is now available for public comment. The master plan will be available to view at Christchurch City Council service centres for about five weeks from March 4 before comments close on April 10. But you …

Minister Brownlee on TC3 options, solutions and values

Minister Brownlee on TC3 options, solutions and values

Friday, 15 February 2013 8:21 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Gerry Brownlee issued a media release today congratulating those who have been working on viable options for speedier building on TC3 land. Also mentioned is the issue of property values in TC3 areas. The release reads (original here): Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee today offered praise and thanks to all those who have worked so hard to create viable options and speed up

Nora Frohmann exhibition …

Nora Frohmann exhibition …

Friday, 15 February 2013 4:40 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

166 Tuam Street

Feb 15: Nora Frohmann exhibition …

Feb 15: Nora Frohmann exhibition …

Friday, 15 February 2013 4:40 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Photographs by Nora Frohmann (2006–2012) 166 Tuam Street   In 2006, Nora Frohmann began carrying an analogue compact camera around with her in order to photograph attractive images in her daily life. For practical reasons, she opted for the small and lightweight device, as it provided her with low-threshold access to her environment. This camera [...]

Feb 15, 2013: Nora Frohmann Exhibition, 166 Tuam St.

Feb 15, 2013: Nora Frohmann Exhibition, 166 Tuam St.

Friday, 15 February 2013 4:40 p.m. by GapFiller

Photographs by Nora Frohmann (2006–2012) were displayed at 166 Tuam Street.  In 2006, Nora Frohmann began carrying an analogue compact camera around with her in order to photograph attractive images in her daily life. For practical reasons, she opted for the small and lightweight device, as it provided her with low-threshold access to her environment. This […]

Day 722 - fruit & veggie orders

Day 722 - fruit & veggie orders

Friday, 15 February 2013 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

There are 310 orders from 18 of the 21 CSFVC distribution centers for fruit and veggie packs next week. These will be packed and distributed on Wednesday 20 February.

  1 Addington Action
  7 Addington School
16 Burnham
  8 Comcare Addington
  4 Discovery
16 Eureka St
  0 Generation Health
10 Hoon Hay Presbyterian
  0 Kidsfirst Selwyn St
37 Manuka Cottage
45 Opawa Baptist
18 Parker St
13 Reformed Church in Hornby
  ...

Insurance Advice from someone who knows

Insurance Advice from someone who knows

Friday, 15 February 2013 12:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Our Changing City – various speakers

Our Changing City – various speakers

Friday, 15 February 2013 10:17 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Day 721 - Aylmer St job begins

Day 721 - Aylmer St job begins

Thursday, 14 February 2013 4:33 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

This morning Stu and Mike back on the Aylmer St free repair job for an elderly lady. Today tackling the loose roof nails. Lots of hammering, replacing roofing nails and putting silicon sealant on every nail head. The place is leaking causing mold in the rooms which is very bad for health.

A Whale of a Time at Sumner

A Whale of a Time at Sumner

Thursday, 14 February 2013 10:35 a.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Whale at Sumner Provides Amusement for Trippers
“Considerable excitement was caused at Sumner at about 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon, when it was reported that something like a large upturned boat was seen about 3 or 4 miles out from the beach. To find out what it was, Acting-Pilot Joseph Hint’s got a crew together and went out in No. 2 Lifeboat...

EQC - yet more changes to the Opting Out rules

EQC - yet more changes to the Opting Out rules

Thursday, 14 February 2013 7:03 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

VERO - Mainzeal update

VERO - Mainzeal update

Thursday, 14 February 2013 6:15 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Day 720 - first packing for co-op for 2013

Day 720 - first packing for co-op for 2013

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 6:55 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today 257 fruit & veggie orders were packed by 35 members of the fruit & veggie co-op for distribution in South Christchurch.

Art Of Living Foundation FREE De-stress Courses

Art Of Living Foundation FREE De-stress Courses

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 11:29 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Blow your stress away! Two more Free De-stress courses:  21 – 24 February  21 – 24 March  Thurs & Fri – 6.30pm – 8.30pm Sat & Sun 10am – 2.30pm Benefits Tension-free body Anxiety-free mind Emotional stability Heightened mental clarity and awareness Increased energy levels Over 900 Cantabrians have benefitted since September 2010 To register...

Morning Marmite

Morning Marmite

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 10:45 a.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

If you’re missing your morning Marmite (or know someone who is) and love vintage advertising, then this card is for you. It features a 1928  Sanitarium Marmite ad. This A5 size card features: embossed border blank (no message) insert sheet printed with a vintage image of a Marmite jar comes with an envelope packaged in a clear sealed bag   $5.50 including postage within NZ >> Click here to go to order form

Green Property Summit

Green Property Summit

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

The 2013 event will bring national and international leaders from the global and New Zealand green building movement to businesses and other key industry organisations - offering a unique opportunity to connect with industry leaders and keynote speakers.

Flax, Coffee, Tea and Chicory – the Trent Brothers’ Christchurch Empire

Flax, Coffee, Tea and Chicory – the Trent Brothers’ Christchurch Empire

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:24 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

It is ten days before Christmas, 1877 and two brothers, Frederick and James Trent, stand expectantly before the Reverend Henry Crocker Marriott Watson at altar in St John the Baptist Church, Latimer Square, Christchurch. That week, residents in Colombo Street are being entertained in the evenings by the antics of a pet kangaroo which had escaped from the confines of somebody's backyard. The animal had managed to alight onto Mr Mein's small goods shop, providing great amusement to the passers-by.

EQC update on the “Opting out” process

EQC update on the “Opting out” process

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 9:10 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 719 - odd jobs

Day 719 - odd jobs

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 7:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today Stu and Mike did odd jobs and prepping upcoming house repairs.
Back to Aylmer St on Thursday.

In the (online) news...

In the (online) news...

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 9:50 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

 

Residents’ groups create federation

Residents’ groups create federation

Monday, 11 February 2013 10:16 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

More than 80 residents’ and neighbourhood associations from Christchurch will get the opportunity this week to join the Christchurch Federation of Residents’ Groups.

February 10th, 2013

February 10th, 2013

Sunday, 10 February 2013 9:58 p.m. by ArtBox Popular

This week we are building on the enthusiastic response to our call for nominees for a working party to steer the project fo [...]

Artbox welcomes volunteers

Artbox welcomes volunteers

Sunday, 10 February 2013 9:58 p.m. by ArtBox Popular

This week we are building on the enthusiastic response to our call for nominees for a working party to steer the project forward [...]

Fletcher EQR website taken down or out?

Fletcher EQR website taken down or out?

Sunday, 10 February 2013 8:54 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Fletcher EQR website taken down or out?

Fletcher EQR website taken down or out?

Sunday, 10 February 2013 8:54 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

I don’t know the significance of this but the Fletcher EQR website (here) is currently missing. In it’s place is the screen shown below. The screen capture was made at 8.40 this evening. Hacktivist or did someone forget to pay the web hosting company? .

Edgeware Rd resident murdered

Edgeware Rd resident murdered

Sunday, 10 February 2013 1:37 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

A man has been killed and a woman from the same address arrested early on Sunday morning. The woman will appear in Court on Monday, February 11. source: ODT article

EQC - Asbestos handling information has been updated.

EQC - Asbestos handling information has been updated.

Saturday, 9 February 2013 6:36 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC have updated their asbestos webpage (here), adding more information about how they are dealing with it. The bulk of the new information is in the section How we're dealing with asbestos which now reads: The presence of building materials that could contain asbestos is identified when the Canterbury Home Repair Programme team visits your home to scope your earthquake repairs. (This team

2013

2013

Friday, 8 February 2013 5:43 p.m. by VolunteerArmy Popular

With things finally starting to settle down for 2013, We thought it was about time to updated you all on what the Volunteer Army Foundation is going to be up to in 2013!

Managing Your Anxiety: iPhone and Android Apps and iTunes Podcasts

Managing Your Anxiety: iPhone and Android Apps and iTunes Podcasts

Friday, 8 February 2013 1:24 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Free self help tools! Topics available: Concentrate Better, Managing Anxiety, Deal with Depression, Commute Time For You, Meditation Basics. Get them here.

Forum: Managing Anxiety for Wellbeing

Forum: Managing Anxiety for Wellbeing

Friday, 8 February 2013 12:15 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

 

Community Update 6 February

Community Update 6 February

Friday, 8 February 2013 11:01 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

 

Bolted strength

Bolted strength

Friday, 8 February 2013 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

CERA and MBIE website for TC3

CERA and MBIE website for TC3

Friday, 8 February 2013 6:15 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CERA and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment have put together a website for those on TC3 land awaiting a repair or a rebuild. 

Earthquake support for whanau

Earthquake support for whanau

Friday, 8 February 2013 1:14 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Fire and water messages from city council

Fire and water messages from city council

Friday, 8 February 2013 12:45 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Be careful not to start fires accidentally and don’t waste water on the gardens are two messages being promoted by Christchurch City Council this summer Canterbury’s warm dry weather has contributed to a high fire risk, so Christchurch City Council …

Delayed census to be held on March 5

Delayed census to be held on March 5

Friday, 8 February 2013 12:22 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Innes Road and Cranford Street repair works

Innes Road and Cranford Street repair works

Thursday, 7 February 2013 8:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Repairs begin on damaged wastewater pipes under Innes Road and Cranford Street on February 9 and will continue intermittently till late June. The good news is that traffic will not have to divert around neighbouring streets but there will be …

Cycle route through St Albans

Cycle route through St Albans

Thursday, 7 February 2013 8:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

One of the planned cycle routes which radiate out from the city centre like spokes in a wheel, runs right through the heart of St Albans. However, it is uncertain whether this will be one of the ones chosen to …

Day 714 - Dug the truck back on the road

Day 714 - Dug the truck back on the road

Thursday, 7 February 2013 7:25 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Dug the truck has come back from the mechanic (Diesel Dr) this afternoon. Christchurch roads and pulling heavy loads was overheating the transmission and the tow bar was hitting the ground when going up kerbs. Common problems for builder's 4WD work vehicles.

The solution was putting a radiator on the automatic transmission to cool the oil, and big heavy coil springs on the rear axle. The truck and smaller trailer also got the WOF renewed.

All ready for another 6 months work fixing ...

Demolition of No. 57

Demolition of No. 57

Thursday, 7 February 2013 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

57 Cowlishaw Street has been demolished. Alan Cooke’s photographs give a wonderful bird’s eye view of the process. 

Ethel Bradley and the Cashel Street Mystery

Ethel Bradley and the Cashel Street Mystery

Wednesday, 6 February 2013 10:45 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Part One: Love, Lies and Lost Lives.
Peering into the mirror, Ethel May Bradley places on her head the large black hat that her sister-in-law, Clara has trimmed for her with ribbon. Reflected back is a neat figure dressed in a dark blue serge outfit trimmed with black braid, worn over a white blouse. Pinned to her corsage is a jet brooch and a mourning brooch, which, when paired with the black crepe on her arm, signals a recent and close bereavement. Black shoes fit over her stockinged fe ...

Southern Response updates

Southern Response updates

Wednesday, 6 February 2013 7:32 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Farmer’s Market News

Farmer’s Market News

Tuesday, 5 February 2013 5:49 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Coming soon.

Insurance based Resilience Roundtable in Australia

Insurance based Resilience Roundtable in Australia

Tuesday, 5 February 2013 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

St Albans may get action group

St Albans may get action group

Tuesday, 5 February 2013 2:47 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Review of the Australian General Insurance Code of Practice

Review of the Australian General Insurance Code of Practice

Monday, 4 February 2013 10:03 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

New website aimed at TC3 rebuilders

New website aimed at TC3 rebuilders

Monday, 4 February 2013 6:50 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

CERA (and a Government Department with a long name) launched a new website at www.canterburyresidentialrebuild.govt.nz on Monday, February 4, aimed at helping property owners, particularly those in Technical Category 3, navigate the repair/rebuild process. The content is a bit thin …

Free counselling for women

Free counselling for women

Monday, 4 February 2013 6:21 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Women’s centre in Colombo Street is offering free counselling with qualified counsellors and counsellors who are training. Up to 20 hours of counselling is possible but spaces are limited. Phone 371 7414 or email Michele Lilly

Mixed Use Competition

Mixed Use Competition

Sunday, 3 February 2013 8:27 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

Peterborough Village / Pita Kāik 

Day 710 - stage 1 Garlands Rd completed

Day 710 - stage 1 Garlands Rd completed

Sunday, 3 February 2013 3:27 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Stage 1 of the establishment of a base at 124 Garlands Rd was completed today. The gates have been painted and close properly. The gate counterweight has been finished and lots of little jobs tidied up.

Peterborough Village : A Guide to Residential Renewal

Peterborough Village : A Guide to Residential Renewal

Sunday, 3 February 2013 9:27 a.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Planned coastal pathway would cost $26m

Planned coastal pathway would cost $26m

Saturday, 2 February 2013 9:00 a.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

 

Southern Response - additional customer meeting

Southern Response - additional customer meeting

Saturday, 2 February 2013 6:42 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Southern response recently advertised a customer meeting for the evening of Tuesday the 12th of February. An additional meeting will now be held from 2.30-4.30pm on the same day. 

Exciting times for ArtBox ahead

Exciting times for ArtBox ahead

Saturday, 2 February 2013 4:49 a.m. by ArtBox Popular

How rewarding to be part of a project that generates such enthusiasm! We had a wonderful response to our meeting on Monday [...]

Map showing St Albans boundaries

Map showing St Albans boundaries

Saturday, 2 February 2013 12:12 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

This map shows the original St Albans boundaries extending into what is now Merivale and the delivery area for the St Albans News. If you live outside the boundaries copies can be picked up in places like Edgeware Village Mall …

UNICEF seeks youth as ambassadors

UNICEF seeks youth as ambassadors

Friday, 1 February 2013 11:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

UNICEF New Zealand is looking for young people who are passionate about global issues, children’s rights and making a difference to become Youth Ambassadors for 2013 – 2014. “We are looking for three people, aged 16 – 18, who are …

Packe St Park newsletter 25

Packe St Park newsletter 25

Friday, 1 February 2013 9:40 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The 25th newsletter of the Friends of Packe Street Park and community garden is being distributed. A copy of most of it appears on the next page. “I’ve lived in New Zealand since 1973 and still find it strange to start the New Year half way through the summer and already into jelly-making,” (Ed). People [...]