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Day 505 - Red Cross quake grants available

Day 505 - Red Cross quake grants available

Thursday, 12 July 2012 2:12 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

The New Zealand Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Commission has a to meet the needs of the affected population in Christchurch. Additional grants will be considered as further needs arise.


To assist all households living in homes significantly damaged by the earthquakes or who have had to move into damp or hard to heat accommodation. Please download the PDF application form for more details.


To assist people with disabilities, and their carers, who are having ...

Catholic Cathedral update

Catholic Cathedral update

Thursday, 12 July 2012 1:00 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

AA/SIS Insurance Cluster Meeting

AA/SIS Insurance Cluster Meeting

Thursday, 12 July 2012 8:35 a.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

We are not looking after each other

We are not looking after each other

Thursday, 12 July 2012 7:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 504 - more fresh fruit and veggies

Day 504 - more fresh fruit and veggies

Wednesday, 11 July 2012 5:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today the Christchurch Fruit & Veggie Co-op packed for 109 households.

Everyone got
Because of the school holidays some distribution centres are closed so the orders are down but expected to be up next week.
Next week, a new packing shed layout will be trialled to make the process more efficient and easier.

EQC on Opting Out

EQC on Opting Out

Wednesday, 11 July 2012 1:42 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Yesterday EQC sent an e-mail to those on their newsletter list with the following information on Opting Out: ‘Opting out’ has been in the media lately. What is opting out and why is it offered? EQC explains. All properties with total damage over $15,000, but with no one claim over $100,000 + GST are referred to EQC’s Canterbury Home Repair Programme, project managed by Fletcher EQR. Customers

TEDxEQChCh 2012: Uncontained

TEDxEQChCh 2012: Uncontained

Tuesday, 10 July 2012 7:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Day 503 - 400 street posters done, 400 to go

Day 503 - 400 street posters done, 400 to go

Tuesday, 10 July 2012 5:51 p.m. by addingtonaction

As of today 400 laminated A4 posters have been put up on 100 streets to promote the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC).

Another 400 will be distributed to volunteers over the next week to put up on power ploes in another 100 streets.

The area chosen stretches from Hendersons Rd, Hoon Hay to Ensors Rd, Waltham.




Day 503 - Addington Action - Helping to feed Christchurch residents

Day 503 - Addington Action - Helping to feed Christchurch residents

Tuesday, 10 July 2012 2:20 p.m. by addingtonaction


July 10 2012

Addington Action Committee was established by local residents the day following the February earthquake. The group got together in response to the overwhelming need in and around Addington. Since then the organisation has helped 500 families.

From day one, the plan was to organise Addington residents in 64 streets to work together. In the first 18 days, 150 volunteers joined in. The group was involved in building long-drops in parks to help control disease, p ...

St Albans News July Edition

St Albans News July Edition

Tuesday, 10 July 2012 7:36 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Now available online July 2012 St Albans Newsletter

Averill Street and Petrie Street works

Averill Street and Petrie Street works

Monday, 9 July 2012 9:26 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

If you drive down Averill Street or Petrie Street in Richmond, the wastewater pipeline repairs starting July 19 may alter your journey. Part of the road and sections of footpath will be closed. Scirt says the work will finish some time in August and may involve some weekend work.

Massive U-Turns and the Human Rights Commission - could this be the straw that breaks the back?

Massive U-Turn's and the Human Rights Commission - could this be the straw that breaks the back?

Saturday, 7 July 2012 9:48 p.m. by Actionforchcheast Popular

An unexpected change from EQC has left builders out of work and home owners left with no option but to accept the unpopular Fletcher's deal.
  
     In recent days EQC have announced, When before you could chose to opt out, find your own builder and have EQC cover the cost, home owners are now left to foot the bill. It's anyone's guess when the home owner will be reimbursed. The knock on effects of this decision could be devastating.

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Massive U-Turns and the Human Rights Commission - could this be the straw that breaks the back?

Massive U-Turn's and the Human Rights Commission - could this be the straw that breaks the back?

Saturday, 7 July 2012 9:48 p.m. by Actionforchcheast

An unexpected change from EQC has left builders out of work and home owners left with no option but to accept the unpopular Fletcher's deal.
  
     In recent days EQC have announced, When before you could chose to opt out, find your own builder and have EQC cover the cost, home owners are now left to foot the bill. It's anyone's guess when the home owner will be reimbursed. The knock on effects of this decision could be devastating.

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Edgeware Rd Wastewater Pipeline Replacement

Edgeware Rd Wastewater Pipeline Replacement

Saturday, 7 July 2012 5:23 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Work on replacing the gravity wastewater pipeline in Edgeware Road, between Colombo Street and Springfield Road, is due to be completed by mid September, according to the latest communication from SCIRT. One way traffic (east to west) is possible during this time but if heading eastwards from Colombo Street or looking for parking in the area consider using Canon Street instead of Edgeware Road. The work is being carried out by McConnell Dowell and if

Royal Society impressed with PRESSS

Royal Society impressed with PRESSS

Friday, 6 July 2012 5:00 p.m. by ArchitectureNow

If a major earthquake struck Wellington, the new Royal Society of New Zealand’s (RSNZ) head office, Science House, would shake but thanks to PRESSS technology, it would be left significantly undamaged.

Day 499 - EQC changes the rules

Day 499 - EQC changes the rules

Friday, 6 July 2012 2:16 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Reprinted from
6/7/2012
By Liz McDonald

Homeowners could have to pay as much as $115,000 up front for earthquake repairs because the Earthquake Commission has changed its payment rules.

In what have been labelled bullyboy tactics, the EQC released a new policy this week saying property owners opting out of the Fletchers repair scheme must pay all bills themselves and wait to be reimbursed by the commission.

Previously, the commission would approve quotes, inspect comp ...

Transferring insurance policies – more on the issues

Transferring insurance policies – more on the issues

Thursday, 5 July 2012 10:35 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 498 - Getting back on track

Day 498 - Getting back on track

Thursday, 5 July 2012 1:52 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Finances a bit "off track"

Kingdom Resources Presents
Getting Back on Track
July 2012


Have your finances taken a bit of a hit lately? Struggling to make ends meet! Or maybe the ends are so far apart you think there is no hope of them ever getting back together!

There can be hope for you, especially if you're prepared to put the hard yards in!

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed ...

Making New Buildings Energy Efficient

Making New Buildings Energy Efficient

Wednesday, 4 July 2012 10:06 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Day 497 - fruit & veggie co-op

Day 497 - fruit & veggie co-op

Wednesday, 4 July 2012 3:19 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

118 fruit and veggie packs were made up and distributed today by the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC).

The orders are down from last week with the school holidays. Determined efforts are now underway by parents to establish more distribution centres at Addington School, Rowley School, Lincoln Rd near Hilmorton Hospital, and in the Peverel St area of Riccarton.

Congratulations to volunteer packer Karen who won a chockie bar today for the best suggestion made last ...

EQC Mediation Service Starts In August

EQC Mediation Service Starts In August

Monday, 2 July 2012 10:21 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Drilling In St Albans

Drilling In St Albans

Monday, 2 July 2012 9:36 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

EQC - Apportionment model under development

EQC - Apportionment model under development

Saturday, 30 June 2012 8:30 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular




Day 493 - co-op poster gets out

Day 493 - co-op poster gets out

Saturday, 30 June 2012 1:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

There is now a laminated A4 sized poster to promote the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC). It lists 8 distribution centres where people pay and pick up co-op orders.

200 have been prepared in bundles of 10, along with maps, tape and a pen.

On Wednesday 60 posters were given out to groups to put up in and around their distribution centres. Since then Addington Action volunteers have taken another 80 to put up on power poles on residential streets starting in Adding ...

Day 492 - Christchurch Kerala Association joins Addington Action

Day 492 - Christchurch Kerala Association joins Addington Action

Friday, 29 June 2012 7:12 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

There is a small Indian ethnic Community in Christchurch called Christchurch Kerala Association. They are a 200 member strong association with a mix of students and families settled in Christchurch.

The association have heard a lot about Addington Action's community involvement and have offered group support for these efforts. Their members especially the students, would like to offer manpower for future activities as a gesture of goodwill and a chance to support the community through the ...

WEA Term 3 programme

WEA Term 3 programme

Friday, 29 June 2012 4:29 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Christchurch WEA runs reasonably-priced, adult education courses, mostly at its premises in Gloucester Street, and has done so for many years.Download the programme for Term 3 here: WEA Term3 Programme. Most classes resume from July 23.

EQC - independent mediation scheme

EQC - independent mediation scheme

Friday, 29 June 2012 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular








Supporting Tamariki to Learn Waiata

Supporting Tamariki to Learn Waiata

Thursday, 28 June 2012 10:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

This FREE course will provide an introduction to waiata for children. The aim of the course is to provide parents with the tools necessary to start introducing appropriate Māori waiata in to the home environment whilst supporting intergenerational transmission of the language.

EQC - TC3 drilling plan update

EQC - TC3 drilling plan update

Thursday, 28 June 2012 9:35 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Jun 28: Pallet Pavilion Opportunity

Jun 28: Pallet Pavilion Opportunity

Thursday, 28 June 2012 2:36 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler has been interested in temporary architecture since the early days. There is a real lack of diversity in Christchurch at present when it comes to temporary architecture. We’ve got shipping containers, porta-coms and marquees. And geo-domes, but that’s about it. We’d like to see some more creative  temporary architectural responses. ArtBox is not [...]

Pallet Pavilion Opportunity

Pallet Pavilion Opportunity

Thursday, 28 June 2012 2:36 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler has been interested in temporary architecture since the early days. There is a real lack of diversity in Christchurch at present when it comes to temporary architecture. We’ve got shipping containers, porta-coms and marquees. And geo-domes, but that’s about it. We’d like to see some more creative  temporary architectural responses. ArtBox is not […]

Whanau Fun Day

Whanau Fun Day

Wednesday, 27 June 2012 9:31 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

CHRISTCHURCH CITY LIBRARIES MATARIKI EVENT

Day 490 - co-op packs 175

Day 490 - co-op packs 175

Wednesday, 27 June 2012 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

This weeks 175 orders for fruit & veggies were packed earlier today by CSFVC volunteers. The orders were then taken to these local distribution centres.
500 laminated posters to encourage people to join the co-op are now being put up on notice boards and street power poles from Waltham to Hoon Hay.

Fletcher/EQR - complaint and compliment feedback page

Fletcher/EQR - complaint and compliment feedback page

Wednesday, 27 June 2012 12:00 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular


Delta Trust holding Community Market Day

Delta Trust holding Community Market Day

Tuesday, 26 June 2012 5:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Reminder Tower Insurance Cluster

Reminder Tower Insurance Cluster

Tuesday, 26 June 2012 5:04 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

Land zoning review process - Part 3

Land zoning review process - Part 3

Tuesday, 26 June 2012 6:00 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Land zoning review process - Part 2

Land zoning review process - Part 2

Monday, 25 June 2012 9:45 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Earthquake Royal Commission - CTV Building hearing

Earthquake Royal Commission - CTV Building hearing

Monday, 25 June 2012 8:30 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular



Day 488 - Wai-ora Trust Community Garden Plots

Day 488 - Wai-ora Trust Community Garden Plots

Monday, 25 June 2012 7:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Wai-ora Trust is happy to announce that they are now taking registrations for the 2012-13 Community Garden Plots.

With the price of vegetable being at an all time high, this is an opportunity to Community, School and whanau groups to grow fresh vegetables for the table.

Wai-ora Trust has opened up its property for the past 4 years, to whanau and community groups to learn to grow fresh vegetables.


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This has been a hugely beneficial service with hundreds of individuals ...

Monday, 25 June 2012 1:00 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Reconstruction: Conversations on a City

Reconstruction: Conversations on a City

Monday, 25 June 2012 2:42 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

Reconstruction: Conversations on a City will track the story of Christchurch from its earliest years and provide a visual account of how the city came to be. A fascinating selection of digitised drawings, photographs, paintings, maps and plans will be presented.

Victorian (Melbourne) earthquake

Victorian (Melbourne) earthquake

Saturday, 23 June 2012 8:30 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular



New Attraction For St Albans

New Attraction For St Albans

Saturday, 23 June 2012 7:06 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Day 486 - Matariki fair and boilup

Day 486 - Matariki fair and boilup

Saturday, 23 June 2012 3:45 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today there was a fair at the Christchurch South Community Gardens to celebrate Matariki. There were plants, preserves and jams and yummy boil-up available for the public who came.

EQC update - opting out of Fletcher/EQR repairs

EQC update - opting out of Fletcher/EQR repairs

Friday, 22 June 2012 9:35 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular




















































St Albans supermarket reopens

St Albans supermarket reopens

Friday, 22 June 2012 7:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Seismic design: engineering wood

Seismic design: engineering wood

Friday, 22 June 2012 5:00 p.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Professor Andy Buchanan is a proud Cantabrian.

HAPPY ST ALBANS DAY

HAPPY ST ALBANS DAY

Friday, 22 June 2012 12:38 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

June 22 is St Alban’s Day. Find out who Saint Alban was here:

Who Was St Alban?

Who Was St Alban?

Friday, 22 June 2012 12:38 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

June 22 is St Alban’s Day. Find out who Saint Alban was here:

The results of our Baseline Survey and our Press Release are now out

The results of our Baseline Survey and our Press Release are now out

Thursday, 21 June 2012 6:20 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

The results of our Baseline Surveyand our Press Release are now out

The link is below, the results reflect very accurately the rates of progress for Brookhaven.  Please read the press release - its now gone to the Press, TV3, Morning report, Radio NZ news, Dominion and the Herald.  We have now opened up the survey to the rest of chch and expect around 1500 responses over the next 10 days.  So please tell all your family and friends in chch to take the survey.< ...

Holy Trinity fun day – Tuesday the 3rd of July

Holy Trinity fun day – Tuesday the 3rd of July

Wednesday, 20 June 2012 11:19 p.m. by avonsidechch

Holy Trinity is having a fun day for children for the school holidays - with heaps of fun activities.  TUESDAY 3 JULY 10AM-3PM HEAPS OF FUN FREE ACTIVITIES! BASKETBALL CRAFT GAMES CUPCAKE DECORATING DVD’S MUSIC AND MORE!!!! LUNCH IS PROVIDED. COME ALONG FOR THE DAY, OR JUST FOR A FEW HOURS. To Register Please Phone 389-6948 – You Can Leave A Message; Or E-Mail office@holytrinityavonside.co.nz

Day 483 - CTV covers fruit & veggie co-op

Day 483 - CTV covers fruit & veggie co-op

Wednesday, 20 June 2012 9:00 p.m. by addingtonaction



Addington Action has established a thriving fruit and veggie co-op in South Christchurch.



The co-op packed for 128 households this week.

is the latest distributor to join the co-op.

Public workshops for the Edgeware Village Master Plan

Public workshops for the Edgeware Village Master Plan

Wednesday, 20 June 2012 12:44 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Public drop-in sessions: -