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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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

“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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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

 

Christchurch Diocesan Earthquake Recovery Fund

Christchurch Diocesan Earthquake Recovery Fund

Saturday, 18 August 2012 1:03 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Hollow round timber piling to be tested

Hollow round timber piling to be tested

Saturday, 18 August 2012 12:35 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Day 540 - fruit & veggie co-op orders

Day 540 - fruit & veggie co-op orders

Friday, 17 August 2012 4:11 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

There are 184 orders from the distribution centres for fruit and veggie packs next week. These will be packed and distributed on Wednesday 22 August.

1 Addington Action
16 Eureka St
10 Generation Health
10 KidsFirst Kindergarten Selwyn St
39 Manuka Cottage
24 Opawa Baptist
12 Rowley Ave School
15 Rowley Resource Centre
42 Sydenham Community Centre
15 West Spreydon School

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

Ideas for Avon red zone

Ideas for Avon red zone

Thursday, 16 August 2012 10:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

A reformed Madras Street

A reformed Madras Street

Thursday, 16 August 2012 9:50 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Day 539 - Cathedral Co-op on a roll

Day 539 - Cathedral Co-op on a roll

Thursday, 16 August 2012 9:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Complain about EQC to Ombudsman

Complain about EQC to Ombudsman

Wednesday, 15 August 2012 11:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Ensuring local food supplies

Ensuring local food supplies

Wednesday, 15 August 2012 10:14 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Aug 14: LPC site bought by the Council!

Aug 14: LPC site bought by the Council!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012 11:21 a.m. by GapFiller

The Lyttelton Petanque Club site has been bought by the Council to ensure Lyttelton has a ‘Town Square’, yay! Read more …    

Community Update 14 August 2012

Community Update 14 August 2012

Wednesday, 15 August 2012 11:07 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

 

Aug 14: Re-Entry Youth Concert! (#23)

Aug 14: Re-Entry Youth Concert! (#23)

Wednesday, 15 August 2012 10:44 a.m. by GapFiller

This event on a vacant site on Gloucester Street, CBD, was envisioned by a group of eight 14-17 year olds from St Andrews College, St Margarets, Cashmere High School and Hagley Community College after attending a Gap Filler workshop at White Elephants ‘WE Speak’ Conference in May 2012.  During this workshop which Trent and Coralie [...]

EQC change TC3 drilling FAQ again

EQC change TC3 drilling FAQ again

Wednesday, 15 August 2012 6:51 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Priority for repair work

Priority for repair work

Tuesday, 14 August 2012 11:00 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Red Zone zoning review and signing the Government offer.

Red Zone zoning review and signing the Government offer.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012 4:35 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Fruit and veggie co-ops workshop

Fruit and veggie co-ops workshop

Tuesday, 14 August 2012 7:43 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Students give back to older generation

Students give back to older generation

Monday, 13 August 2012 11:51 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Christchurch Diocesan Earthquake Recovery Fund

Christchurch Diocesan Earthquake Recovery Fund

Monday, 13 August 2012 9:05 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Day 536 - ECQ Campaign Committee first meeting

Day 536 - ECQ Campaign Committee first meeting

Monday, 13 August 2012 8:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Members of the EQC Campaign Committee meet for the first time earlier tonight to plan out a public campaign to change the way EQC operates, given its disastrous record in Christchurch following the quakes.

The plan is now being written up and will then be taken to wider meetings for discussion and support.

Day 536 - ECQ Campaign Committee first meeting

Day 536 - ECQ Campaign Committee first meeting

Monday, 13 August 2012 8:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Members of the EQC Campaign Committee meet for the first time earlier tonight to plan out a public campaign to change the way EQC operates, given its disastrous performance record in Christchurch following the quakes.

The plan is now being written up and will then be taken to wider meetings for informed discussion and to gather support.

Day 536 - EQC Campaign Committee first meeting

Day 536 - EQC Campaign Committee first meeting

Monday, 13 August 2012 8:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Members of the EQC Campaign Committee meet for the first time earlier tonight to plan out a public campaign to change the way EQC operates, given its disastrous performance record in Christchurch following the quakes.

The plan is now being written up and will then be taken to wider meetings for informed discussion and to gather support.

EQC mediation service starts

EQC mediation service starts

Monday, 13 August 2012 7:49 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Rainfall causes flooding in St Albans

Rainfall causes flooding in St Albans

Monday, 13 August 2012 6:44 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Aug 13: Shadow Wall

Aug 13: Shadow Wall

Monday, 13 August 2012 2:25 p.m. by GapFiller

Artist, Jeremy Sauzier has caught some shadows on the side of the building facing onto the ex-Dance-O-Mat gap at 222 St Asaph Street. Ghosts of the fun times on the floor live on… Thanks to Leben Young for documenting the process. Jeremy will be doing another project soon that will ask YOU to have your [...]

Oram/Beresford Corner, New Brighton

Oram/Beresford Corner, New Brighton

Monday, 13 August 2012 11:20 a.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

 

Riccarton – Rotherham St corner

Riccarton – Rotherham St corner

Monday, 13 August 2012 11:08 a.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

 

Report suggests CCC communications changes

Report suggests CCC communications changes

Sunday, 12 August 2012 10:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Volcanic Eruption Buyout Offer to Farmers

Volcanic Eruption Buyout Offer to Farmers

Sunday, 12 August 2012 1:07 p.m. by QuakeOutcasts Popular

Land zoning reviews–Part 4

Land zoning reviews–Part 4

Sunday, 12 August 2012 7:04 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Packe Street Park Newsletter

Packe Street Park Newsletter

Sunday, 12 August 2012 12:05 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

A golden opportunity to warm up Christchurch

A golden opportunity to warm up Christchurch

Friday, 10 August 2012 5:00 p.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

I’ve been making a lot of trips down to Christchurch since the earthquakes.

Social media and St Albans

Social media and St Albans

Friday, 10 August 2012 4:34 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Day 533 - Rowley Ave School co-op underway

Day 533 - Rowley Ave School co-op underway

Friday, 10 August 2012 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Parents of kids at Rowley Ave School have established the latest distribution centre for the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC).

They made their first order earlier today for 22 fruit & veggie packs. These will be packed and distributed on Wednesday next week.

Day 533 - Rowley Ave School co-op underway

Day 533 - Rowley Ave School co-op underway

Friday, 10 August 2012 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Parents of kids at Rowley Ave School have established the latest distribution centre for the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC).

They made their first order earlier today for 22 fruit & veggie packs. These will be packed and distributed on Wednesday next week.

Free de-stress courses

Free de-stress courses

Friday, 10 August 2012 3:01 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Day 533 - Hoon Hay Presbyterian meeting to expand co-op

Day 533 - Hoon Hay Presbyterian meeting to expand co-op

Friday, 10 August 2012 11:27 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

There will be a meeting to establish another distribution centre for the fruit and veggie co-op in Hoon Hay at Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church on Wednesday 19 September at 5pm.

The church is at

A poster will be available to advertise the meeting. The poster will be put up on nearby streets and through the church.

The plan is for the distribution centre to be open from 5pm to 7pm every Wednesday for easy pickup by workers on their way home.

Day 533 - Hoon Hay Presbyterian meeting to expand co-op

Day 533 - Hoon Hay Presbyterian meeting to expand co-op

Friday, 10 August 2012 11:27 a.m. by addingtonaction

There will be a meeting to establish another distribution centre for the fruit and veggie co-op in Hoon Hay at Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church on Wednesday 19 September at 5pm.

The church is at

A poster will be available to advertise the meeting. The poster will be put up on nearby streets and through the church.

The plan is for the distribution centre to be open from 5pm to 7pm every Wednesday for easy pickup by workers on their way home.

Geology field work in our area this weekend

Geology field work in our area this weekend

Friday, 10 August 2012 6:09 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Changes on horizon for Purchas Street

Changes on horizon for Purchas Street

Thursday, 9 August 2012 11:55 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular