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CERA - Greater Christchurch Recovery Update

CERA - Greater Christchurch Recovery Update

Friday, 15 June 2012 6:00 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Day 477 - talk to Papanui Rotary

Day 477 - talk to Papanui Rotary

Thursday, 14 June 2012 9:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Earlier tonight I got to give a talk to Papanui Rotary. They meet each week at St Pauls Church cnr Harewood & Papanui Rds.


They were a great audience and asked great questions. And as always were very hospitable.

Offers of practical help with the supply of building materials came after the meeting.

Thanks Rotary.

URGENT - DATE CHANGE TOWER MEETING

URGENT - DATE CHANGE TOWER MEETING

Thursday, 14 June 2012 10:12 a.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular



URGENT - DATE CHANGE TOWER MEETING

URGENT - DATE CHANGE TOWER MEETING

Thursday, 14 June 2012 10:12 a.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven



Tower Insurance Cluster

Tower Insurance Cluster

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 8:55 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

Day 476 - CCC only gives one week to apply for rates relief

Day 476 - CCC only gives one week to apply for rates relief

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 6:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Protests in Christchurch have won 40% rates relief for uninhabitable homes because of the quakes.

So as part of this process the CCC have sent a letter to each uninhabitable home asking for confirmation that the house is still uninhabitable and therefore legitimately qualifying for continued 40% rates relief.

This was sent from one of the protest organisers....

"FAIR ENOUGH.........BUT.......

Despite this letter being dated 28th May 2012, it only got to the mail box o ...

Jun 13: Cathedral Square projections project – your help needed!

Jun 13: Cathedral Square projections project – your help needed!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 3:49 p.m. by GapFiller

The Heart of our City A journey through time. An act of memory & remembrance. Honouring place, honouring people. Gap Filler needs your help to make a film about the heart of our city. We will be collecting footage from the community that features Cathedral Square and then editing together these fragments of remembrances into [...]

Matariki  Celebrations and Winter Working Bee at Packe St  Park

Matariki Celebrations and Winter Working Bee at Packe St Park

Tuesday, 12 June 2012 1:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Sunday 17th June  between 10 am and 4 pm.

Clarification for AMI Policy Holders

Clarification for AMI Policy Holders

Tuesday, 12 June 2012 11:23 a.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

IAG Insurance Cluster Meeting

IAG Insurance Cluster Meeting

Monday, 11 June 2012 7:31 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

EQC TC3 factsheet

EQC TC3 factsheet

Sunday, 10 June 2012 9:10 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

DBH Homeowner information sheet

DBH Homeowner information sheet

Saturday, 9 June 2012 9:05 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

DBH Homeowner information sheet

EQC - More changes to the TC3 FAQ

EQC - More changes to the TC3 FAQ

Saturday, 9 June 2012 9:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular












Preparedness - being ready for a Zombie apocalypse

Preparedness - being ready for a Zombie apocalypse

Saturday, 9 June 2012 12:05 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular





Day 471 - emergency food parcels

Day 471 - emergency food parcels

Friday, 8 June 2012 4:43 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today we were able to pick up and deliver 13 emergency food parcels.

The orders for next weeks fruit and veggie co-op are down on this week. This reflects the impact of the snow which has affected the distribution centres adversely.

From conversations,more and more people are now planning to dig up their lawns and put in veggie gardens.

Meanwhile in Europe, the slow run on the Spanish and Greek banks continues with no solution in sight.

Laminated posters will be going ...

E-Can to allow new woodburners in rebuilt houses?

E-Can to allow new woodburners in rebuilt houses?

Friday, 8 June 2012 4:20 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

According to an article on the Press website today (here) E-Can may soon allow low emission woodburners in new houses. This makes sense as the latest woodburners have very low emissions, and are the only electricity independent heating device to use a renewable fuel. Woodburners are carbon neutral, all they do is recycle carbon into the atmosphere. The added advantages are they work when

Day 470 - crates returned

Day 470 - crates returned

Thursday, 7 June 2012 4:35 p.m. by addingtonaction

The freight yards were able to reopen at noon today after yesterdays heavy snow, so the fruit crates from the co-op were able to be returned for a credit.

Tomorrow morning, the ordered emergency food parcels will be picked up from 0800 Hungry for delivery in South Christchurch. Deliveries will be done Friday afternoon.

Christchurch Park – All Blacks Training

Christchurch Park – All Blacks Training

Thursday, 7 June 2012 2:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The All Blacks will be at Christchurch Park Monday 11th June 4pm – 5pm. They are training (coaching) school 1st XV players from Canterbury. It is open to the public.

Getting help to keep warm - CEA

Getting help to keep warm - CEA

Thursday, 7 June 2012 1:43 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

EXCLUSIVE: Residential Earthquake Repairs Grind to a Halt

EXCLUSIVE: Residential Earthquake Repairs Grind to a Halt

Wednesday, 6 June 2012 4:21 p.m. by Actionforchcheast Popular

Action for Christchurch East has spent the past two months speaking with frustrated trades people, building bosses and middle management to discover all is not well with residential repairs.
  
    What started as a chance conversation over a couple of beers at our local bar has become an alarming investigation into how the earthquake recovery is grinding to a halt.

     If we're to believe the official story everything is coming along ...

EXCLUSIVE: Residential Earthquake Repairs Grind to a Halt

EXCLUSIVE: Residential Earthquake Repairs Grind to a Halt

Wednesday, 6 June 2012 4:21 p.m. by Actionforchcheast

Action for Christchurch East has spent the past two months speaking with frustrated trades people, building bosses and middle management to discover all is not well with residential repairs.
 
    What started as a chance conversation over a couple of beers at our local bar has become an alarming investigation into how the earthquake recovery is grinding to a halt.

     If we're to believe the official story everything is coming along swimmi ...

Earthquake Engineering Bulletins NZSEE

Earthquake Engineering Bulletins NZSEE

Wednesday, 6 June 2012 4:05 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Snowing again

Snowing again

Wednesday, 6 June 2012 12:48 p.m. by avonsidechch






Day 469 - and it snowed ....

Day 469 - and it snowed ....

Wednesday, 6 June 2012 12:18 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Big snow today in Christchurch.

A hearty crowd turned up this morning to pack the 154 lots of fruit and veggies for the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op.




Once the produce has been purchased, it will always be delivered to the packing depot by the freight company, and so it has to be packed, otherwise people's $10 gets wasted. There are no refunds.

So I thought people showed great strength of character to keep going regardless of the snow. West Spreydon ...

Day 469 - A Helping Hand

Day 469 - A Helping Hand

Wednesday, 6 June 2012 11:56 a.m. by addingtonaction

Reprinted from The Press
At Home section
6/6/2012

Community movements can make a real difference, writes David Killick.

Mike Peters has a job to do. As a founder of community group Addington Action, he is determined that people avoid unnecessary suffering because of the earthquakes.

‘‘We are finding a lot of people are being very adversely affected by the social impact of the quakes,’’ says Mike. ‘‘It’s loss of jobs, two or three families living in one house, and rent ...

Nicky Wagner – Soundbites

Nicky Wagner – Soundbites

Wednesday, 6 June 2012 12:51 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Edgeware Road update

Edgeware Road update

Wednesday, 6 June 2012 12:40 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Is language a barrier for someone you know? Take them along to the Under 5′s and Parents Expo

Is language a barrier for someone you know? Take them along to the Under 5′s and Parents Expo

Tuesday, 5 June 2012 10:40 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

This event is for parents & children under 5 years old from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Day 468 - getting ready for tomorrow today

Day 468 - getting ready for tomorrow today

Tuesday, 5 June 2012 5:21 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today was spent sorting out tomorrow morning's effort at the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op and the afternoon's food parcel distribution.

Got another distribution centre ready to start in a couple of weeks, posters and instructions have been updated.

Distribution of emergency food parcels starts at 3pm every Wednesday with the aim of being finished by 8pm same day.

The Recovery Strategy

The Recovery Strategy

Tuesday, 5 June 2012 2:34 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

CERA TC3 Announcements – May 2012

CERA TC3 Announcements – May 2012

Tuesday, 5 June 2012 2:29 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Geraldine Street Work Notice

Geraldine Street Work Notice

Tuesday, 5 June 2012 1:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Opening of Edgeware Village SuperValue

Opening of Edgeware Village SuperValue

Tuesday, 5 June 2012 1:42 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Friday 22nd June

The St Albans Community Choir – Annual Ceilidh & Barn Dance.

The St Albans Community Choir – Annual Ceilidh & Barn Dance.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012 1:41 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

With music by Heather Gladstone and Friends.

Day 465 - nice suprise in the mail

Day 465 - nice suprise in the mail

Saturday, 2 June 2012 5:05 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today was a very good day for clearing the post box

Lianne Dalziel - Quake reinsurance has wider ramifications

Lianne Dalziel - Quake reinsurance has wider ramifications

Friday, 1 June 2012 5:15 p.m. by avonsidechch

MP Lianne Dalziel has an item on her website about major Chinese insurer, China Taiping, pulling out of Christchurch and Wellington because of the risks involved. The article is here. China Taiping’s New Zealand website is here (no mention of this issue). Website New Zealand Investor has similar information here. .

Earthquake Recovery Strategy released

Earthquake Recovery Strategy released

Friday, 1 June 2012 12:08 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

FBRA UPDATE/InsuranceConsumers.org.nz

FBRA UPDATE/InsuranceConsumers.org.nz

Thursday, 31 May 2012 10:16 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

EQC fiddling with it’s FAQs again.

EQC fiddling with it’s FAQs again.

Thursday, 31 May 2012 6:30 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 463 - PMH talk

Day 463 - PMH talk

Thursday, 31 May 2012 2:50 p.m. by addingtonaction

This morning I got to give a talk to social workers based at Princes Margaret Hospital. They work with elderly people.

The talk was about the work Addington Action has been doing to deal with the effects of the quakes on many elderly people.

The meeting ended with an agreement to work closer together.

Guest post:

Guest post:

Thursday, 31 May 2012 2:38 p.m. by Actionforchcheast Popular

Anyone living in Christchurch couldn’t have missed the build up to the ‘Save the Cathedral’ rally that took place on Saturday 26th May. It had been advertised on the air waves, in the local papers, flyers dropped in our letter box’s and posted on the roadside, the resources behind this project were massive. We were led to believe it would be the mother of all demonstrations since September 4th 2010, that the Minister for the Earthquake Recovery and leaders of the Anglican Church would not ...

May 31: SHAC Award for Gap Filler

May 31: SHAC Award for Gap Filler

Thursday, 31 May 2012 1:01 p.m. by GapFiller

On May 3, Gap Filler received an award from SHAC (Sustainable Habitat Challenge) in the category of Temporary and Micro Architecture for our 10 Square office project. Super! Thanks, SHAC. Awards were announced at the end of their 2 day micro-architecture workshop held at CPIT in Christchurch. You can visit our office and check out [...]

SHAC Award for Gap Filler

SHAC Award for Gap Filler

Thursday, 31 May 2012 1:01 p.m. by GapFiller

On May 3, Gap Filler received an award from SHAC (Sustainable Habitat Challenge) in the category of Temporary and Micro Architecture for our 10 Square office project. Super! Thanks, SHAC. Awards were announced at the end of their 2 day micro-architecture workshop held at CPIT in Christchurch. You can visit our office and check out […]

Day 462 - Addington Action tweaks food system

Day 462 - Addington Action tweaks food system

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 9:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

Earlier tonight, the monthly meeting of Addington Action members discussed the progress in organising the local working class communities to respond and recover from the effects of the quakes, and the likely future knock on effects of the developing economic crisis in Europe.

Some decisions were made around the food supply system Addington Action is building up.
Some minor tweaks have been necessary to remove unnecessary steps, set firm deadlines, and robust redundancy to cover the une ...

Red Cross Grants

Red Cross Grants

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 9:05 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 462 - more fruit and veggies

Day 462 - more fruit and veggies

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 7:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

SCFVC members packed fresh fruit and veggies for 110 households this morning.



The recent Emergence of Christchurch feature has sparked intense debate

The recent 'Emergence of Christchurch' feature has sparked intense debate

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 6:00 p.m. by ArchitectureNow

That bloke Adolf from Austria has a lot to answer for. “Ornamentation is a crime,” Adolf Loos ranted. Come on. He is kidding, right? Trying to nail what it is about the designs coming off the boards for the Christchurch rebuild sets my teeth on edge, and those of nearly every non-architect I know. It has boiled down to three things. First, it is the lack of ornamentation; second, the almost pathological avoidance of curves, natural shapes and alternative roof types; and third, the lassitude b ...

Demolition videos - CBD Red Zone

Demolition videos - CBD Red Zone

Tuesday, 29 May 2012 9:30 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Demolition News is the best demolition website on the internet. If it is demolition related, this is the place to look. Part of the coverage provided by the site is videos of demolitions - successful or otherwise. Often there are videos of demolitions in the CBD, such as the one of Natcoll House here. The home page is here.

Day 461 - Addington Action Office reopens

Day 461 - Addington Action Office reopens

Tuesday, 29 May 2012 3:22 p.m. by addingtonaction

The Addington Action office (Mike spare bedroom) reopened today.

Today was spent having a meeting with people from the CTU about stopping asset sales and a campaign over housing.

Then sorting out some more schools that are joining the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC).

And getting everything ready for tomorrow morning's packing for the co-op.

Creating your GoodNews story

Creating your GoodNews story

Tuesday, 29 May 2012 11:35 a.m. by RenewBrighton

I'm a bit of a 'glass half full' type of girl and always try to see the positive outcome of every situation.

While I'm superbly optimistic, I'm also realistic too. It's half-full now, but how do we keep on topping it up?

Unfortunately in our society, it's the story where the glass is half empty that sells. Folks love sensationalism. Folks love a good story about a building being burnt down, despite remembering vaguely that there was potentially a lot of controversy surrounding t ...

IAG – Part 2 of bad at playing nicely, or just misunderstood?

IAG – Part 2 of bad at playing nicely, or just misunderstood?

Monday, 28 May 2012 6:00 a.m. by avonsidechch

The first part of this post (here) outlined aspects of IAG's bad performance in Australasia. Some questions arise: has IAG fallen short in other areas of activity, and what might be motivating its current behaviour? Could it be that IAG is a business under pressure from its own shortcomings, and squeezing Canterbury policy holders to make up for it? IAG  -  UK IAG purchased insurance interests in

Day 457 - Addington Action is a registered charity

Day 457 - Addington Action is a registered charity

Friday, 25 May 2012 11:44 a.m. by addingtonaction

Addington Action has received registration with the NZ Charities Commission.


The work applying was done by Susan Wallace, a lawyer at Community Law Canterbury.

The registration number is CC4770