Announcing another world first, Gap Filler’s World Endurance Drilling Championships (and Lance Armstrong is not invited) – the 24 Hour Drillathon! Gap Filler ran a drillathon when they were about to start building their Summer Pallet Pavilion on the former site of theCrownePlaza. 1948 pallets arrived on site and based on the pavilion design [...]
Following on from the reveal of the winning Instant Poetry Wall poem by Kristy Dunn on the side of the Beggs Music Building at 614 Colombo street, Poetica presents its third poetry project in the city with support from Gap Filler. The Poet Tree is a Japanese inspired poetry project. A poem by the [...]
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With every day comes another story of an artist and mental illness. Take JK Rowling. The Edinburgh author’s first post-Potter novel, The Casual Vacancy, is just out and features a character with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Promoting the book on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme last week, Rowling said: “I’ve certainly had mental health issues, I’ve...
Can we manage our moods by the foods we eat ? Cyndi O’Meara reckons we can. By adjusting the quality of the food in our diet, Cyndi believes we can impact on the variety of proteins needed to improve brain function. Cyndi O’Meara joined Hilary Burden for a discussion on on her theory that natural foods are...
From the Royal Commission’s website:
Houses rebuilt in TC3 areas will not only have more resilient foundations they will also need to use lightweight materials such as timber.
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Phil Nussbaumer and Des Preston are both builders and members of Addington Action.
Gym owners Les Mills are behind a new produce/artisans market in a Cashel Street carpark on Sunday mornings.
Parents of children at Addington School met earlier today to establish a distribution centre for the Christchurch Fruit & Veggie Co-op.
Orthodontists from the Wish For a Smile Trust are offering Christchurch teens who cannot afford orthodontic treatment the chance to fix their teeth for free.
Location: PEETO The Multicultural Learning Centre (currently operating from the Riccarton Baptist Church Corner of Peverel and Rattray Streets, Riccarton) Date: November 5 Time: 6pm to 8pm Description: Former Christchurch MP Tim Barnett will talk about his work with the …
Title: Neighbourhood WeekLocation: All over ChristchurchDescription: Neighbourhood Week in Christchurch runs from October 27 till November 2Start Date: 2012-10-27End Date: 2012-11-2
Title: Community DiscussionLocation: Mairehau Library, 42 Kensington AveDescription: The St Albans community discussions are about sharing general information and helping feed local knowledge into local planning and finding solutions to local problems. Everyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion.Start …
InsuranceWatch has organised a couple of meetings with insurance companies.
Demolition of Susanne’s house at 44 Cowlishaw Street started on Wednesday,
Southern Response have added a brief outline to their website on how they will be responding to claims from those on TC3 land.
SCIRT are inviting people to inspect the new walk/cycleway next to the rebuilt part of Fitzgerald Avenue alongside the Avon Loop.
Back on the job again painting for the whole day. Chris, Cat, Helen, Janine, Alana, Raewyn plus Brian and Mike.Lots of paint, smiles and Subway.
It’s a busy weekend, this Labour Weekend.
Local Councillors feature prominently in key events of the inaugural Spring River Festival this weekend.
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Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd has offered to donate 80 bags of Ivory Cement. The bags weigh 20Kg each and are currently on a pallet being stored by Holcim.
The has agreed to grant $100,000 to Addington Action over 2 years to assist with the repair of a minimum of 80 earthquake damaged homes of uninsured vulnerable people in the south of Christchurch.
The first round of meetings on 18 – 19 September included focus group sessions with stakeholder groups and workshops with local residents to obtain local knowledge and information. Over 150 people attended the three workshops held in Mt Pleasant, Sumner …
Wood & Christchurch..? Wood buildings have performed well in the earthquakes and these recent innovations give us the chance to rebuild Christchurch in style, and with buildings which will attract residents and tourists back to Christchurch. The Marlborough Forest Industry Association is inviting a range of speakers to discuss how Marlborough and Nelson prefabricated timber …
This morning, before packing started, many volunteers at the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC) wrote up their own descriptions about the tasks they do each week.Everyone was offered a simple form to name and describe the job they did along with adding health & safety things to be careful about.The job descriptions done wereThese will now be typed up, printed and put up on a wall at next weeks packing for everyone to look at and make comments. Photos of t ...
Shoddy service, obstructive access to information and bumbling delivery are spurs to the creation of a citizens’ campaign to fix problems caused by EQC.
Addington Action has grown out of thin air with the emphasis on a lot of practical doing and so some catch up is needed on the paperwork in order with out slowing down the urgent repairs of uninsured homes.The existing Excel spreadsheet used to keep financial records is becoming very complex and difficult to print off for people to look at. Any reports have to be created manually. All income and expenditure needs to be entered by account code (eg Building Materials), project (eg Repairs) ...
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