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Day 544 - St Nicholas Anglican Church to host co-op

Day 544 - St Nicholas Anglican Church to host co-op

Friday, 31 August 2012 11:28 a.m. by addingtonaction

St Nicholas Anglican Church have agreed to host a distribution centre for the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC). A public meeting will be called in October to set up a committee to run the co-op


Cnr & Frankleigh & Barrington Sts, Barrington
Co-op enquiries to come
Wednesdays 12.30 pm - 2.30pm
Open to anyone

Day 554 - Holcium donates $11,500

Day 554 - Holcium donates $11,500

Friday, 31 August 2012 11:24 a.m. by addingtonaction

have kindly agreed to donate $11,500 to Addington Action to assist with the free repairs of uninsured homes in South Christchurch.

The donation will be used to purchase a tandem heavy duty trailer, concrete mixer and various tools.

In another act of kindness, 5 - 7 staff from Holcium NZ's head office in Addington will be volunteering every Friday from October as part of the Addington Action work crew to clear rubble and overgrown vegetation from sections, painting fences and house ...

Coastal pathway wins mayoral backing – Stuff, 30 Aug 2012

Coastal pathway wins mayoral backing – Stuff, 30 Aug 2012

Thursday, 30 August 2012 9:08 p.m. by CoastalPathway

Council announces $50,000 for a master plan.

EQC - Removal of liquefaction (silt)

EQC - Removal of liquefaction (silt)

Thursday, 30 August 2012 8:32 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

ECQ repair strategy

ECQ repair strategy

Thursday, 30 August 2012 5:00 p.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Add in growing dissatisfaction with the Fletcher EQR contracting system, and the picture is an unhappy one.

Partnership for Christchurch Coastal Pathway Project

Partnership for Christchurch Coastal Pathway Project

Thursday, 30 August 2012 11:36 a.m. by CoastalPathway

 

Day 553 - St James Presbyterian to host co-op

Day 553 - St James Presbyterian to host co-op

Thursday, 30 August 2012 10:48 a.m. by addingtonaction

St James Presbyterian Church have agreed to host a distribution centre for the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC). A public meeting will be called in October to set up a committee to run the co-op


Cnr Barrington & Bewdley Sts, Spreydon
Co-op enquiries to come
Wednesdays 12 noon - 2pm
Open to anyone

The Mairehau August edition

The Mairehau August edition

Thursday, 30 August 2012 1:18 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

For those interested in what goes on in our neighbouring suburb download the latest edition here: Runs occasional stories on Papanui and St Albans.

Day 552 - EQC Charter Campaign

Day 552 - EQC Charter Campaign

Wednesday, 29 August 2012 10:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Earlier tonight, the monthly meeting of Addington Action members voted for this campaign proposal.



The EQC has failed the people of Christchurch since the devastating earthquakes with shoddy service, obstructive access to information and bumbling delivery. A public campaign is needed to sort out EQC not only for people in Christchurch but also for Wellington and other future areas of earthquake events.






Jo McLean (Campaign Coordinator)
jo.mclean@epmu.o ...

Temporary Accommodation Assistance - Cabinet Papers and Minutes

Temporary Accommodation Assistance - Cabinet Papers and Minutes

Wednesday, 29 August 2012 9:45 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 552 - Salvation Army Sydenham co-op to start

Day 552 - Salvation Army Sydenham co-op to start

Wednesday, 29 August 2012 3:09 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today 15 people attended a meeting to establish a second distribution centre in Sydenham for the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op CSFVC). The people had been on waiting lists to join and came from Sydenham and Somerfield.

Corey Edwards is the co-ordinator. A roster has been drawn up from the enthusiastic members. The initial quota has been set at 25 maximum orders for a few weeks while any tweaks need to be made.

The first orders were made for the food packs and the co-o ...

Residential Renewal Design Workshop: Great Ideas for the Village

Residential Renewal Design Workshop: Great Ideas for the Village

Wednesday, 29 August 2012 9:52 a.m. by peterboroughvillage

The residential workshop we ran in July generated lots of great ideas for Peterborough Village. Here are some examples of the great work. SITE ONE SITE 2 – CONCEPT 1 Madras St & Salisbury St corner William Fulton Maximise the open space. Orient north, & west for afternoon sun. Storm water retention. Incorporate natural water …

Historical earthquakes in Australia

Historical earthquakes in Australia

Tuesday, 28 August 2012 5:42 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

New Day Hospital on Steel Piles

New Day Hospital on Steel Piles

Tuesday, 28 August 2012 5:38 p.m. by peterboroughvillage

The new 3-storey, 1700m2 day hospital and surgical specialty rooms under construction at 137 Kilmore Street (former Medlab site) will be built on 24-25m deep steel piles, a pre-stressed steel structure designed to merely wobble under tension in quakes. The first of its type in the world.

Aug 28: Award Winning Dance-O-Mat!

Aug 28: Award Winning Dance-O-Mat!

Tuesday, 28 August 2012 1:08 p.m. by GapFiller

Check this out!  Dance-O-Mat won the Architectural Designers NZ Resene Design Award 2012!  F3 who designed the wonderful Dance-O-Mat was awarded this prestigious award as part of the Earthquake Response Design Award.   … and the Dance-O-Mat is making a come back late September, at another central City vacant site near you.  Woooooooooo!

Avonside Lounge

Avonside Lounge

Tuesday, 28 August 2012 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch

 

Disturbing public order in the name of protest

Disturbing public order in the name of protest

Monday, 27 August 2012 8:40 p.m. by avonsidechch

 

Friendly reminder

Friendly reminder

Monday, 27 August 2012 7:00 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi






Infrastructure repairs

Infrastructure repairs

Monday, 27 August 2012 12:17 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

SCIRT, the body responsible for repairing pipes, roads, bridges and retaining walls recently redesigned its website and you can visit there and locate on maps and in lists where the repairs are taking place.

Aylesford St wastewater pipe repairs

Aylesford St wastewater pipe repairs

Monday, 27 August 2012 12:00 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Driving on Aylesford Street between Hills Road and Harrison Street will be disrupted, particularly for south bound traffic, while the wastewater mains are replaced.

New DOC walking track between Taylors Mistake & Godley Head

New DOC walking track between Taylors Mistake & Godley Head

Sunday, 26 August 2012 9:00 p.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

DOC is well underway on an upgraded walking track between Taylors Mistake & Godley Head. Completion date is unclear following the recent heavy rains, but October – November 2012 appears to be the target.  As at 26 Aug 2012, the …

Day 549 - Spreydon Baptist Cobham St Hall meeting called

Day 549 - Spreydon Baptist Cobham St Hall meeting called

Sunday, 26 August 2012 1:22 p.m. by addingtonaction


Duane Major at Spreydon Baptist Church have kindly found a venue at the church to host a distribution centre for the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC).

Min Sikaleti, a local resident on Lyttleton St was going to host the distribution centre in her garage but know will not need to.

The Cobham St Hall is available all year round except for school holidays and December 5 which is a prior booking.

A date for a public meeting has been called at the hall t ...

MC² = Magna Carta Christchurch: The Great Paper Model

MC² = Magna Carta Christchurch: The Great Paper Model

Sunday, 26 August 2012 1:12 p.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Build your own model buildings and add to a three-dimensional, physical model of Christchurch city. The workshop is free and requires no special skills or expertise; there is no need to register and all materials will be provided. Hours are Sunday 12-5 and Monday 11-7, but there are no set session times.

Earthquake Hero Awards

Earthquake Hero Awards

Sunday, 26 August 2012 12:44 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular



Older generations forum

Older generations forum

Sunday, 26 August 2012 12:37 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

EQC CEO Ian Simpson and Bruce Emson will be at the third Older Generations Forum being held at the Parklands Baptist Church in Queenspark Drive on Friday 21 September at 10am.

Lions Den opening

Lions Den opening

Saturday, 25 August 2012 8:04 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Lions Den opening on Wednesday

Lions Den opening on Wednesday

Saturday, 25 August 2012 8:04 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Known affectionately and locally as the Lions Den, the more correctly titled transitional St Albans Community Centre will be opened on Wednesday by Lions International Foundation Chairman Wing-Kun Tam and Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker. The building, purchased ready-built from a North Canterbury farmer, has been placed on new piles at 1047-1049 Colombo Street on the site of the old centre, which was demolished a year ago following earthquake damage in September 2010, February and June

Review of land zoning decisions

Review of land zoning decisions

Saturday, 25 August 2012 6:48 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Support for the lonely

Support for the lonely

Friday, 24 August 2012 8:54 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Do you know someone in Christchurch living alone and with no one who visits them? St Johns runs a caring caller service. They will even call on a daily basis. For more information email jacci.tatnell@stjohn.org.nz

Supporting Kāi Tahu whanau

Supporting Kāi Tahu whanau

Friday, 24 August 2012 8:46 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

If you are not coping or you notice whānau not coping, phone 0800 Kāi Tahu (0800 524 8248).

Free counselling and support

Free counselling and support

Friday, 24 August 2012 8:28 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Day 547 - fruit & veggie orders

Day 547 - fruit & veggie orders

Friday, 24 August 2012 4:05 p.m. by addingtonaction

There are 220 orders from the distribution centres for fruit and veggie packs next week. These will be packed and distributed on Wednesday 29 August.

2 Addington Action
17 Eureka St
21 Generation Health
7 KidsFirst Kindergarten Selwyn St
42 Manuka Cottage
35 Opawa Baptist
8 Rowley Ave School
19 Rowley Resource Centre
41 Sydenham Community Centre
28 West Spreydon School

The start time for all packers is 9am at the Sydenham Community Centre 25-27 Hutch ...

Singing with your children

Singing with your children

Friday, 24 August 2012 3:16 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Mary and Kerry McCammon from Natural Magic are holding an event on August 26 to encourage young children and their parents to sing action songs together. The event is being organised by the Muse Trust at Forfar Courts, 95 Forfar Street and you can contact them on 374 6873 to book (very helpful for planning). The event starts at 11 am and runs for one hour. There is a suggested donation of between $5 and

New Ngāi Tahu CEO appointed

New Ngāi Tahu CEO appointed

Friday, 24 August 2012 3:09 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has appointed Arihia Bennett (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Porou) to the role of Chief Executive Officer.

Marae administrator wanted

Marae administrator wanted

Friday, 24 August 2012 3:00 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Rehua marae, the home of Ngai Tahu in Christchurch, is looking for an administration manager. Find out more about the vacancy on the website.

Earthquake research presented

Earthquake research presented

Friday, 24 August 2012 2:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Mental Health Education and Resource Centre is presenting a series of seminars from late August till October on research undertaken since the 2010 earthquakes.

Day 547 - Hei Hei meeting called to establish co-op

Day 547 - Hei Hei meeting called to establish co-op

Friday, 24 August 2012 2:27 p.m. by addingtonaction

Earlier this week, Maxine Haigh and Addington Action met with the custodians of St Bernadette's Hall in Hei Hei to discuss using the hall to run another distribution centre for the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC).

The church has now given permission.

A date for a public meeting has been called at the hall to establish a committee to run the distribution centre from 12.30pm every Wednesday .


76 Hei Hei Rd, Hei Hei
Co-op enquiries Maxine Haigh 344 ...

Red Cross recovery job

Red Cross recovery job

Friday, 24 August 2012 2:23 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Red Cross is looking for a person to co-ordinate recovery-related projects for 30 hours per week. Find out more about the vacancy here.

Post quakes cleanup help offered

Post quakes cleanup help offered

Friday, 24 August 2012 2:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Another Get it Done day is being organised by Rebuild Christchurch for September 15.

Christchurch: The Blundering Bureaucratic Non Recovery

Christchurch: The Blundering Bureaucratic Non Recovery

Friday, 24 August 2012 12:39 p.m. by CantabriansUnite Popular

 

Earthquake Royal Commission – Final Report, Part 1

Earthquake Royal Commission – Final Report, Part 1

Friday, 24 August 2012 1:33 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Government has released Part one of the final report of the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission. The report contains recommendations to inform early decision-making about the central city's recovery from the Canterbury earthquakes. There are a number of findings and 70 technical recommendations, all of which have been adopted by the Government. The joint statement to this effect by the

St Albans School Pool repairs

St Albans School Pool repairs

Thursday, 23 August 2012 10:31 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Board of Trustees are considering options to repair the school pool and have it operational for the community over the summer holidays and are seeking assistance from the community to help achieve this. The aim is to repair the pool to a sufficient and safe minimum standard while the Ministry of Education considers more substantial longer-term repair options. The school cannot do this alone and would appreciate the support of the school community to

VERO update

VERO update

Thursday, 23 August 2012 8:10 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

From the Stuff news website: Some Vero clients in Christchurch may not have their repairs started until 2015, the insurer says. Vero said today it would start repairs and rebuilding in Christchurch over three years, with some starting from this year through to start dates in 2014 and possibly 2015. The elderly and those with special health needs will have priority. Vero aims to give all its

Japanese Highway Rebuilt in 6 Days After Quake

Japanese Highway Rebuilt in 6 Days After Quake

Thursday, 23 August 2012 8:08 p.m. by QuakeOutcasts Popular

Latest volunteering opportunities with GTR

Latest volunteering opportunities with GTR

Thursday, 23 August 2012 10:21 a.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

 

Football for women

Football for women

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 10:46 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

September 17th-23rd is Women and Girls week, dedicated to females in football.

Earthquake Royal Commission – Roles and Responsibilities

Earthquake Royal Commission – Roles and Responsibilities

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 9:30 p.m. by avonsidechch

The Royal Commission published a discussion paper on Roles and Responsibilities (here) and called for submissions. The summary of the discussion paper reads: This paper presents key issues that are faced by central and local government, and the building and construction industry, when developing and enforcing legal and best practice requirements for buildings in earthquake events. The paper

Day 545 - Dug to base, over

Day 545 - Dug to base, over

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 5:43 p.m. by addingtonaction

Addington Action will soon be equipped with Commercial Radio Telephone System - SIMPLEX to aid rapid private communications between base and mobile field crews.

Being supplied is a base station and 3 vehicle units. Extra handhelds can be added later on for $110 each. The system will work Christchurch wide.

Blair is kindly doing the work to make this happen.

Day 545 - Rowley Ave Bible Chapel meeting set

Day 545 - Rowley Ave Bible Chapel meeting set

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 5:20 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

This afternoon, members of the Rowley Ave Bible Chapel in Hoon Hay met with Addington Action to discuss setting up another distribution centre for the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC).

The new training booklet was used as the basis for discussion.

A date for a public meeting has been called at the church to establish a committee to run the distribution centre from 5pm - 7pm every Wednesday night for working people to pick up their packs on way home from work.
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Analysis of Bicycling Trends and Policies in Large North American Cities: Lessons for New York (and Christchurch)

Analysis of Bicycling Trends and Policies in Large North American Cities: Lessons for New York (and Christchurch)

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 2:07 p.m. by CoastalPathway

“This research report reviews trends in cycling levels, safety, and policies in large North American cities over the past two decades. We analyze aggregate national data as well as city-specific case study data for nine large cities (Chicago, Minneapolis, Montréal, …

Peterborough Village Timber Pile Test: Thursday 23 August 4pm

Peterborough Village Timber Pile Test: Thursday 23 August 4pm

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 11:04 a.m. by peterboroughvillage

Following on from our very productive February workshop on affordable construction on soft ground, it’s great TTT are coming down to test their innovative timber piles on a Village site (Le Pines’ site, the former Mainstreet Restaurant site, by Europcar, with soft ground to at least a 13 m depth). Site location: 840 – 848 …

An on-line TC3 residents’ survey

An on-line TC3 residents’ survey

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 10:09 p.m. by avonsidechch

The St Albans Community Website has published a link to an on-line survey for those on TC3 land. It would appear the survey information will be used to make statistical statements to media, Insurers, EQC and CERA.  Unfortunately there is nothing on the survey to identify who is running it, however none of the questions ask for personal information so it is worth a go (here). .

TC3 survey

TC3 survey

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 9:00 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Fill out this survey and help contribute to statistical material for EQC, CERA and the media.

High water table holds up pipework

High water table holds up pipework

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 7:23 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The high water table is holding up wastewater pipe replacement work at the Bealey Avenue end of Champion Street and forcing a focus on Gresford Avenue end of Champion Street instead.

Day 544 -  Lyttelton St distribution depot

Day 544 - Lyttelton St distribution depot

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 5:35 p.m. by addingtonaction

Min Sikaleti met with Addington Action this morning to plan the establishment of a new distribution centre based in Lyttelton St Spreydon for the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op.

If necessary, Min will host the distribution centre in her garage each week, but some kind of public building would be preferable.

There is a large waiting list of people in Spreydon waiting to join the co-op.

Once a venue has been finalised, a public meeting will be called to establish ...

Vero’s view of progress

Vero’s view of progress

Monday, 20 August 2012 9:45 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

A new approach to Official Information Act requests

A new approach to Official Information Act requests

Saturday, 18 August 2012 9:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Land compensated, not remediated

Land compensated, not remediated

Saturday, 18 August 2012 2:32 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Quake advocacy groups make a difference

Quake advocacy groups make a difference

Saturday, 18 August 2012 2:12 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular