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Day 438 - fundraising Crusaders BBQ 3

Day 438 - fundraising Crusaders BBQ 3

Sunday, 6 May 2012 9:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

The fundraising BBQ outside the Crusaders match sold 190 sausages earlier today. The fundraising is to support the food programme of Addington Action
Unlike previous  matches, none of the VBASE managers came out to bully the BBQ sellers, which is great.

The sausages were sold before and after match.


Save Centennial Pool

Save Centennial Pool

Sunday, 6 May 2012 9:06 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

To everyone  who would like to see a reinstated Centennial pool or a new aquatic and  recreation facility within 500 meters of Cathedral Square (as it was formerly  known) please visit the Save Centennial website below and make a submission on  the draft annual plan using the easy template provided. Be quick – submissions close 20 May 2012.

Hockey for all ages

Hockey for all ages

Saturday, 5 May 2012 10:39 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Avon and Carlton Redcliffs Hockey Clubs are joining together to provide coaching and fun for new players at a venue on the east side of town – Shirley Boys High… behind the gym! We have teams for all ages! Junior Club Beginners/New Player morning every Saturday at Shirley BHS 9.30am. Come and join us and learn to play on this new surface! The programme will continue from every Saturday morning throughout term two. Sticks will

St Albans Shirley Junior Football Club

St Albans Shirley Junior Football Club

Saturday, 5 May 2012 10:37 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

There are still a few places left in our 10  th grade (for those turning 10 this year) and 11th grade (those turning 11 this year) teams. Training is on a Tuesday 4pm till 5pm and games are Saturday mornings. For more info phone 10th grade coach Kevin Muir 3858530.

Protest rally - 12 noon on Sunday

Protest rally - 12 noon on Sunday

Saturday, 5 May 2012 10:36 p.m. by avonsidechch

Poll on whether Cramner Courts should be saved

Poll on whether Cramner Courts should be saved

Saturday, 5 May 2012 9:16 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch-earthquake-2011/6831177/Cranmer-Courts-appear-doomed

Cantabrians Unite Protest – Sunday 6th May

Cantabrians Unite Protest – Sunday 6th May

Saturday, 5 May 2012 8:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Dear friends

Day 437 - concrete poured

Day 437 - concrete poured

Saturday, 5 May 2012 4:36 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today the work crew of Chantelle and Mike poured concrete to patch the broken path of a Sydenham house.

A load of demo timber was removed and dropped off to a house in Strickland St.

Another house finished.

St Albans Community Meeting

St Albans Community Meeting

Saturday, 5 May 2012 2:35 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Tuesday 8th May 2012 @ 7.30pm. Abberley Park Hall, Abberley Cres. CCC staff will be joining us to discuss the new community facility in Edgeware Village. Everyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. see you all there! Emma Twaddell Chair, St Albans Residents Association CERA Community Forum member www.stalbans.gen.nz for everything St Albans

CCC - Communications audit

CCC - Communications audit

Friday, 4 May 2012 8:59 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

You may recall there have been concerns about the quality of communications within the Council, and between the Council and various agencies, groups, and communities. The Council is seeking feedback as part of it's audit of how well it has communicated. From the council website: A key to successful community engagement is two-way communications - opportunities for ratepayers to have a

Day 436 - trade accounts

Day 436 - trade accounts

Friday, 4 May 2012 4:43 p.m. by addingtonaction

Addington Action now has 12 trade accounts around the city for purchase of supplies. This will speed up repairs, keep the paperwork tidy, and save a bit of dosh.

There is one left to open. An account with Bunnings Riccarton that will save the busy and friendly trade counter staff having to process frequent cheques.

Info on TC3 Announcements 5 May 2012

Info on TC3 Announcements 5 May 2012

Friday, 4 May 2012 3:12 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular


Day 435 - Manuka Cottage think tank

Day 435 - Manuka Cottage think tank

Thursday, 3 May 2012 8:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Earlier tonight,an emergency meeting was called at Manuka Cottage to consider options following a notice of eviction.

Manuka Cottage is a community centre in Addington and is located in Dickens St. It is located in a residential house at cheap rent and has been there for 20 years. The eviction has been caused by the insurance company refusing to renew insurance for the house because it has been deemed "commercial use".

Many more groups can expect to face the axe as this nonsense co ...

Greater Brighton? Count Me In!

Greater Brighton? Count Me In!

Thursday, 3 May 2012 5:01 p.m. by RenewBrighton Popular

Kia ora koutou,


Once again, it's been a busy few weeks in the media with decisions and announcements being made regularly.



As a community we had the opportunity to bid farewell, kia pai te haere and good luck to the as it made its voyage up the Avon and on to parliament where our MP Lianne Dalziel presented it. This incredible journey of community in action will bring us all one step closer to recovery. The number of signatures is testament to both the incredible a ...

Greater Brighton? Count Me In!

Greater Brighton? Count Me In!

Thursday, 3 May 2012 5:01 p.m. by RenewBrighton

Kia ora koutou,


Once again, it's been a busy few weeks in the media with decisions and announcements being made regularly.



As a community we had the opportunity to bid farewell, kia pai te haere and good luck to the as it made its voyage up the Avon and on to parliament where our MP Lianne Dalziel presented it. This incredible journey of community in action will bring us all one step closer to recovery. The number of signatures is testament to both the incredible a ...

Day 435 - concrete prep

Day 435 - concrete prep

Thursday, 3 May 2012 4:38 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today Simon and Mike prepped a broken path for patching with concrete. Also took away a great load of demo timber for use as firewood and a load to scrap metal dealer.

Day 434 - the fruit & veggie co-op begins

Day 434 - the fruit & veggie co-op begins

Wednesday, 2 May 2012 4:53 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today was the first day of operations of the Christchurch Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC). We packed for 55 households.

The weekly packing was held at the Sydenham Community Centre and will continue every Wednesday morning.

We started at 9am and were all finished by 10.30am. The orders were then taken away to these distribution centres. More will be opening soon.
The empty crates were then returned to CHEP and FCC.

Release of Ministerial Report - March Red Zone decisions

Release of Ministerial Report - March Red Zone decisions

Wednesday, 2 May 2012 12:30 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular



The Mairehau – May issue

The Mairehau – May issue

Tuesday, 1 May 2012 11:31 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

**   TC3 Green – Blue Foundations Update   **

** TC3 Green – Blue Foundations Update **

Tuesday, 1 May 2012 11:07 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Day 433 - Lincoln Rotary talk

Day 433 - Lincoln Rotary talk

Tuesday, 1 May 2012 9:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

Lots of running around today getting ready for the launch of the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC).

And then earlier tonight giving a talk to the weekly meeting of Lincoln Rotary. They were a great audience and asked a lot of good questions. Foods pretty good too!

Rotary puts most groups to shame with their hospitality to guests.

Thanks for the invite and hospitality Lincoln Rotary.

Day 433 -  KidsFirst Kindergarten Selwyn St rep

Day 433 - KidsFirst Kindergarten Selwyn St rep

Tuesday, 1 May 2012 3:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Geoff Wallis is the new rep from on the committee of Addington Action.

Geoff works at the Kindergarten.

Geoff will be able to directly access resources for the families of kids at the kindergarten. One of the first steps is for the kindergarten to become a distributor for the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC).

Red Cross - disability grant

Red Cross - disability grant

Tuesday, 1 May 2012 11:24 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The New Zealand Red Cross have announced a new grant to provide financial support for those with disabilities. The grant is: "... to be used towards the increased costs incurred by individuals and families, to access additional respite or help for carers, to help individuals/families to access activities or take a short break, or to assist with things like packing and moving from

Is there anyone out there who would like to help?

Is there anyone out there who would like to help?

Monday, 30 April 2012 1:35 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

377 River Road features in the proposal of the heritage trail group of Avon-Otakaro Network – see pages 16 & 17 of http://www.lucas-associates.co.nz/assets/Water/The-Lower-Avon-Heritage-Recovery-Trail-dl.pdf

Places of Tranquillity

Places of Tranquillity

Sunday, 29 April 2012 7:20 p.m. by greeningtherubble

 

Day 431 - Autumn Harvest

Day 431 - Autumn Harvest

Sunday, 29 April 2012 3:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

St Mary's Church had a fair at midday today and Addington Action joined in with a display. Always a great way to meet people. Chantelle and Mike crewed.



TC3 Foundation Guide from DBH

TC3 Foundation Guide from DBH

Sunday, 29 April 2012 8:09 a.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

Department of Building & Housing have released the long-awaited guidelines for foundation repairs in the earthquake-hit green-blue zones.

This is another step on the journey, but until the GeoTech testing is done and the state of the ground is determined this will establish which category each house falls into.

TC3 Foundation Guide for DBH

TC3 Foundation Guide for DBH

Sunday, 29 April 2012 8:09 a.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

Department of Building & Housing have released the long-awaited guidelines for foundation repairs in the earthquake-hit green-blue zones.

This is another step on the journey, but until the GeoTech testing is done and the state of the ground is determined this will establish which category each house falls into.

Day 430 - big clean up

Day 430 - big clean up

Saturday, 28 April 2012 5:18 p.m. by addingtonaction

Stu, Connor, Chantelle and Mike cleared a quake damaged rear section of rubbish and took it to the tip. Sydenham Salvation Army paid the tip fees. This work on this place is now finished till next September.











Packe St Park to be blessed with the BNZ “Closed for Good” Volunteers and the Crusaders!

Packe St Park to be blessed with the BNZ “Closed for Good” Volunteers and the Crusaders!

Thursday, 26 April 2012 7:39 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Our Park has been chosen to receive help from the BNZ “Closed for Good” volunteers on Tuesday 8th May.

Day 428 - Canterbury Rivers

Day 428 - Canterbury Rivers

Thursday, 26 April 2012 5:18 p.m. by addingtonaction

There was an excellent today on the state of Canterbury rivers and how they were affected by the quakes and resulting raw sewerage from broken pipes.

It was held at the Lincoln Event Centre.

Many of the r.

Give me: 50 Things we LOVE about New Brighton!

Give me: 50 Things we LOVE about New Brighton!

Thursday, 26 April 2012 9:05 a.m. by RenewBrighton Popular


This week I've arranged a meeting with some inspirational folk from to help us Brighton UP! There're a few spaces opening up in the mall that could do with being Reed... I saw this picture on 's facebook page and thought that's exactly the kind of thought-provoking inspirational stuff we need right here in Brightown.

Give me: 50 Things we LOVE about New Brighton!

Give me: 50 Things we LOVE about New Brighton!

Thursday, 26 April 2012 9:05 a.m. by RenewBrighton


This week I've arranged a meeting with some inspirational folk from to help us Brighton UP! There're a few spaces opening up in the mall that could do with being Reed... I saw this picture on 's facebook page and thought that's exactly the kind of thought-provoking inspirational stuff we need right here in Brightown.

Day 426 - sorting final details for the fruit and veggie co-op

Day 426 - sorting final details for the fruit and veggie co-op

Tuesday, 24 April 2012 4:05 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today was spent opening trade account with two companies for the use and return of crates for the fruit and veggie co-op.

The fruit and veggies will arrive in crates,and the crates are charged for. The empty crates need to be returned for a credit.

The yellow and re crates go back to CHEP on Halswell Junction Rd.

The red crates go back to FCC on Dakota Pl.

Safety boots and High Viz jackets must be worn.

Day 427 - Addington Action GST registered

Day 427 - Addington Action GST registered

Tuesday, 24 April 2012 3:58 p.m. by addingtonaction

Addington Action is now GST registered from April 1 2012 with 6 monthly filing of returns required. The GST number is 108-429-437

TC3 drilling underway in eastern suburbs

TC3 drilling underway in eastern suburbs

Tuesday, 24 April 2012 12:50 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

EQC announce their drilling progam for GeoTech - we ask where does Ferrymead Brookhaven fit into this? Possibly in Bromley Woolston TC3 drilling plan. 

Blog update

Blog update

Tuesday, 24 April 2012 6:00 a.m. by avonsidechch

I will be out of action for about a week so no updates to the blog until next Tuesday (or thereabouts) unless, of course, life gets exciting again. .

EQC have updated their FAQ on Green/Blue TC3 land

EQC have updated their FAQ on Green/Blue TC3 land

Monday, 23 April 2012 7:09 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Info from CanCERN

Info from CanCERN

Monday, 23 April 2012 6:52 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Criteria for repairing and re-levelling floors. Please CLICK HERE to read some Q & A.

New website helps city road users avoid delays

New website helps city road users avoid delays

Monday, 23 April 2012 6:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Christchurch drivers are encouraged to do their roadwork homework, particularly now the new school term has begun with more cyclists and others on the roads.

Bring Change – Peaceful Revolution Concert

Bring Change – Peaceful Revolution Concert

Monday, 23 April 2012 11:59 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Fletcher EQR - Customer Complaints Policy

Fletcher EQR - Customer Complaints Policy

Monday, 23 April 2012 11:58 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Fletcher/EQR - Customer services statement

Fletcher/EQR - Customer services statement

Monday, 23 April 2012 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

AvON update

AvON update

Sunday, 22 April 2012 10:54 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Dear AvON Supporter

Please Come and Support WeCan and other organisations in a Major Media Release

Please Come and Support WeCan and other organisations in a Major Media Release

Saturday, 21 April 2012 10:55 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Short gathering.  Just as large a crowd as possible to support the WeCan media release that there  is a crisis and there are practical actions the gov’t needs to take.

Southern Response - was AMI

Southern Response - was AMI

Saturday, 21 April 2012 10:18 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular




April Newsletter for Ferrymead Brookhaven Residents

April Newsletter for Ferrymead Brookhaven Residents

Saturday, 21 April 2012 9:16 a.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

We hope by now all resident will have received our latest newsletter delivered to your letter box this week.

       - Chairman - Incoming Committee - Subscriptions

      - January CERA Meeting - Red Cross Outreach, TC3 Overcap Payments,
                              &n ...

Day 424 - Spreydon Heathcote Ward repairs

Day 424 - Spreydon Heathcote Ward repairs

Saturday, 21 April 2012 8:37 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Addington Action clears damaged sections of rubble and repairs uninsured homes only in the Spreydon - Heathcote Ward area.  This is for several reasons.
People who have a damaged uninsured home outside this area should contact Habitat For Humanity who are repairing uninsured homes in the rest of Christchurch.

The person to contact is

Paul Galbraith, Project Manager of Habitat for Humanity - Christchurch Rebuild Project.

Phone 03-382-055
Mobile 027-434-3698

The latest news about social and health services for men in Canterbury from the Canterbury Men’s Centre.

The latest news about social and health services for men in Canterbury from the Canterbury Men’s Centre.

Saturday, 21 April 2012 12:21 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

http://www.healthychristchurch.org.nz/news/newsletters/2012/4/male-call-for-april-2012.aspx

No 1 Fan – News from Mainland Football

No 1 Fan – News from Mainland Football

Friday, 20 April 2012 11:01 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=cfdefcb6b3e87ab6e69cc8325&id=2768595a3f&e=02a1c79e1d

Restore Christchurch Cathedral petition

Restore Christchurch Cathedral petition

Friday, 20 April 2012 10:48 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

hello cathedral supporters

DBH - Criteria for re-levelling floors and repairing cracks in foundations

DBH - Criteria for re-levelling floors and repairing cracks in foundations

Friday, 20 April 2012 10:40 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Department of Building and Housing have produced a four page brochure entitled Criteria for re-levelling floors and repairing cracks in foundations.  Dated March 2012, it mainly covers topics relating to ‘indicator criteria’ for sloping floors. Initially the brochure explains why criteria were changed between 2010 and 2011. It then proceeds to discuss the impact on homeowners who might be

Local Business Update – Wendy Rose Isbell

Local Business Update – Wendy Rose Isbell

Friday, 20 April 2012 5:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Hello

Seismic design, in wood

Seismic design, in wood

Friday, 20 April 2012 5:00 p.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Christchurch will soon be home to two new commercial buildings built of Expan, a post-tensioned laminated veneer lumber (LVL) building system that makes lightweight, seismically safe multi-storey timber buildings commercially viable.

Day 423 - Addington Action needs to be GST registered

Day 423 - Addington Action needs to be GST registered

Friday, 20 April 2012 4:50 p.m. by addingtonaction

Addington Action recently reached the threshold for GST registration because of the unexpected volume of donations.

Expecting annual income to be around $100K from donations and annual expenditure of $100K on building materials, fuel, rent, work tools, etc. So should get about $15K of GST back as a refund.

We have applied for GST registration from IRD with the start date being April 1 2012 to make it easier for the financial annual returns.

Had my Say

Had my Say

Friday, 20 April 2012 10:27 a.m. by RenewBrighton Popular

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Kia ora koutou,

Renew Brighton, an organisation that's committed to community-led recovery, would like to propose that all monies from the insurance payout for QE2 as a result of the earthquake damage suffered in the 2010-2012 period are reinvested in rebuilding QE2 in its existing site.

At the I Love New Brighton community event held in Rawhiti Domain in February, Renew Brighton asked the question â?oWhat would you like in your reNewed Brighton?â? . The answers w ...

IAG - factors affecting the repair or rebuild decision.

IAG - factors affecting the repair or rebuild decision.

Thursday, 19 April 2012 10:36 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular


Helping others to Help yourself: an Invitation to attend a Community Network Forum

Helping others to Help yourself: an Invitation to attend a Community Network Forum

Thursday, 19 April 2012 8:22 p.m. by RenewBrighton Popular

Kia ora koutou,

Renew Brighton would like to invite you to attend a . Please come along, share a cup of tea and take part in planning a community-led Needs Analysis for Greater Brighton.

You'll also have the opportunity to meet and network with others within the community who are playing a part in planning for its recovery.

The agenda for the meeting will be:
Welcome
Update on progress (Planning, methodology etc)
Discussion: What do we want to learn? What do we nee ...