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EQC topping up reinsurance

EQC topping up reinsurance

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

According to insurance website InsuranceNEWS.com.au EQC is increasing its reinsurance cover to $NZ5 billion ($3.9 billion). The gist of the news is that the cost of reinsurance is going up and the reinsurance periods may be getting shorter. Probably not really news however, for those who like figures, the report is here. .

Day 454 - introduction to CSFVC

Day 454 - introduction to CSFVC

Tuesday, 22 May 2012 2:43 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Introduction
Updated 22/5/2012

The Christchurch South Fruit and Veggie Co-op (CSFVC) distributes low cost fresh fruit and veggies to households in South Christchurch.

It runs alongside similar co-ops at St Aidens Church in Bryndwyr and St Faiths Church in New Brighton.


Christchurch Cathedral Parish Office buys bulk fruit and veggies from the markets on behalf of all three co-ops. DHB - Community & Public Health supply free recipes, cooking demonstrations, other pu ...

Help coming soon from the Human Rights Commission?

Help coming soon from the Human Rights Commission?

Tuesday, 22 May 2012 4:47 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

NZ Human Rights Commission on the Christchurch Earthquakes

NZ Human Rights Commission on the Christchurch Earthquakes

Monday, 21 May 2012 8:40 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Red Zone legal issues

Red Zone legal issues

Monday, 21 May 2012 3:49 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Awesome Urban Street Art from around the world

Awesome Urban Street Art from around the world

Monday, 21 May 2012 1:16 p.m. by MinistryofAwesome Popular

Day 453 - Manuka Cottage needs help shifting

Day 453 - Manuka Cottage needs help shifting

Monday, 21 May 2012 11:04 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Manuka Cottage has been evicted is moving out on Friday and needs help with shifting.

Manuka Cotage is the Addington Community Centre and has fallen victim to the insurance industry nonsense of the land lord requiring and being unable to get commercial insurance when a community group is being housed in a residential home.

Many more groups can be expected to be affected by this as annual insurance policies come up for renewal.

Volunteers are needed to help from 10am Friday ...

Flatman is awesome!

Flatman is awesome!

Sunday, 20 May 2012 10:25 p.m. by MinistryofAwesome

Humongous mermaid spotted in Hamburg

Humongous mermaid spotted in Hamburg

Sunday, 20 May 2012 9:30 p.m. by MinistryofAwesome Popular

Day 451 - fundraising BBQ at Crusaders match

Day 451 - fundraising BBQ at Crusaders match

Saturday, 19 May 2012 9:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

There was another fundraising BBQ earlier at tonight's Crusaders match in Addington.

A smaller number were sold, because another group had the same idea and had a BBQ on Lincoln Rd which did a roaring trade.

Oh well :)

Extending the Red Zone deadline past 30 April 2013

Extending the Red Zone deadline past 30 April 2013

Saturday, 19 May 2012 8:00 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CONCERN FROM A PARENT REGARDING CRANFORD STREET

CONCERN FROM A PARENT REGARDING CRANFORD STREET

Friday, 18 May 2012 11:49 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

I am writing with a concern for child safety at the traffic lights on Cranford St and Berwick St. Twice in the last week I have witnessed cars coming along Cranford St from town, speed through the red light as kids are crossing. This morning was a very close call and I have been feeling sick about it all day.

Places of Tranquillity – have your say on these wonderful designs for 6 new community spaces in Christchurch

Places of Tranquillity – have your say on these wonderful designs for 6 new community spaces in Christchurch

Friday, 18 May 2012 9:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Lincoln University Students have created 40 beautiful designs for the Places of Tranquillity. Have your say on what are your favourites and what you would like to see for the future six gardens in temporary sites around the CBD. All people living in Canterbury can vote and you can also register now to become a volunteer for the creation of the sites in springtime.

Day 450 - funding secured for Addington Action building

Day 450 - funding secured for Addington Action building

Friday, 18 May 2012 6:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Funding has now been secured for Addington Action to rent a building for 2 years.

The building will be set up like a small efficient factory for the Addington Action volunteers to work out of.
This building will replace the current situation of Addington Action operating out of spare bedrooms and home garages spread all over the place. There should be a big increase in efficiency, safety standards, training and better utilisation of volunteers.

The budget is $25,000 per year.

CERA Rezoning announcements for Southshore, Parklands and the Port Hills

CERA Rezoning announcements for Southshore, Parklands and the Port Hills

Friday, 18 May 2012 11:47 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

There has been a mixture of 198 Red and 203 Green for Southshore. The land going Red is that part of Southshore West closest to the estuary. All of Parklands remains TC3 Green. In the Port Hills 421 properties have been zoned Green. Looking at the land zone map there are still areas of White. The Land zone map is here. .

CERA Rezoning announcements for Southshore, Parklands and the Port Hill

CERA Rezoning announcements for Southshore, Parklands and the Port Hill

Friday, 18 May 2012 11:47 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

There has been a mixture of 198 Red and 203 Green for Southshore. The land going Red is that part of Southshore West closest to the estuary. All of Parklands remains TC3 Green. In the Port Hills 421 properties have been zoned Green. Looking at the land zone map there are still areas of White. The Land zone map is here. .

Day 449 - Addington School rep

Day 449 - Addington School rep

Thursday, 17 May 2012 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Rebecca Meachen is the new rep from Addington School on the committee of Addington Action.

Rebecca is the School Community Liaison person.

Rebecca will be able to directly access resources for school families from Addington Action.

CERA video on the Southshore Orange Zone

CERA video on the Southshore Orange Zone

Wednesday, 16 May 2012 10:07 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular


Day 448 -  fruit & veggie co-op now has 6 distributors

Day 448 - fruit & veggie co-op now has 6 distributors

Wednesday, 16 May 2012 3:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today the Christchurch South Fruit and Veggie Co-op (CSFVC) packed fruit and veggies for 128 households at the Sydenham Community Centre with an army of volunteers from Addington Action and the groups doing the distributing.

The fruit and veggie packs cost $10 each, contain about $20 to $30 worth, and can be ordered in advance and picked up from these distribution centres.

More distribution centres are being set up now and will be announced when open.

Groups (community cent ...

TC3 Foundations

TC3 Foundations

Tuesday, 15 May 2012 10:21 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Tenant Information and Advice Session

Tenant Information and Advice Session

Tuesday, 15 May 2012 10:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch Tenancy Information and Advice Session – The Department of Building and Housing, in partnership with the Tenants Protection Association, is running a tenancy information and advice session for Christchurch tenants. This session is an opportunity for tenants to have their tenancy questions answered and to find out helpful tips for dealing with earthquake-related tenancy situations. At the end of the session, tenants will also have the opportunity to have some one-on-one time wi ...

Canterbury statistics - house prices, rents, employment, migration and others

Canterbury statistics - house prices, rents, employment, migration and others

Tuesday, 15 May 2012 9:46 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Department of Building and Housing releases regional, building, and housing market statistics (key indicators) on a regular basis. The numbers they report are often quite different from those that make the headlines. The May Canterbury Key Indicators are here, all of the May reports are here. .

Day 447 - food parcel distribution shifts to Wednesdays

Day 447 - food parcel distribution shifts to Wednesdays

Tuesday, 15 May 2012 2:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

The day that Addington Action distributes food parcels has now shifted from every Tuesday to every Wednesday. The food parcels are supplied by 0800 Hungry and are distributed in the Addington area.


A typical Wednesday for Addington Action is

Places of Tranquility

Places of Tranquility

Tuesday, 15 May 2012 11:57 a.m. by RenewBrighton Popular

Imagine the tranquility of a Japanese garden, a Buddhist fountain meditation area, a walking meditation circle or a Korean undulating park and playground. Or perhaps a green maze leading to area of contemplation, a place of tranquility and stillness amidst the chaos and impact of the disaster that has afflicted Christchurch.

Healthy Christchurch invites you to be involved in creating one of six gardens of beauty and peace to fill in some of the gray demolition sites across Christchurch.

Day 446 - interview for The Press

Day 446 - interview for The Press

Monday, 14 May 2012 5:14 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today was an interview with David Killick for The Press for publication in early June.

Day 445 - last day of repairs till spring

Day 445 - last day of repairs till spring

Sunday, 13 May 2012 1:54 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today was spent hurriedly finishing off some final repairs on an uninsured quake damaged house.

No further repairs will be started on quake damaged uninsured houses till the start of September. Many of the volunteer work crew have health problems and need to stay warm.

In July around 50 houses waiting on repairs to start will be visited to quickly plan out the work that needs to be done and sort them on a priority list.

In August, it is planned to establish a workshop for Ad ...

Getting claim information from your insurance company

Getting claim information from your insurance company

Saturday, 12 May 2012 8:20 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular


































Day 444 - Family Expo

Day 444 - Family Expo

Saturday, 12 May 2012 4:44 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

There was a great turnout to the annual Family Expo was held at Spreydon Baptist Church on Lyttleton St, Spreydon.

The event is open to anyone to participate or visit.

Addington Action had a stall and made many useful contacts for future work.





























EQC - Apportionment

EQC - Apportionment

Friday, 11 May 2012 8:45 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular









Day 443 - scales for fruit and veggie co-op

Day 443 - scales for fruit and veggie co-op

Friday, 11 May 2012 4:47 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today we bought a set of industrial scales and a set of commercial kitchen scales for the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC),

These are needed to quickly weigh the produce for calculating the quantities to go into each bag. They are both heavy duty commercial items which should stand up to years of use but weren't cheap.

They were paid for out of the recent donation from LUSH Charity Pot.

Changes to education in greater Christchurch

Changes to education in greater Christchurch

Thursday, 10 May 2012 11:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular






Housing Crises - protests, lobbyists and where the power really rests

Housing Crises - protests, lobbyists and where the power really rests

Thursday, 10 May 2012 9:05 p.m. by Actionforchcheast Popular





In the past month the media have finally picked up on the fact that people have been forced to live in condemned homes, and others left no option but to call the car their new home. This is something A.C.E has been reporting since the early stages of the saga.

As the Government continues to of a housing crises Christchurch Mayor - sideshow - Bob Parker was forced to concede "You know I'm not here to justify someone else's words right, but I would say on an individual l ...

Housing Crises - protests, lobbyists and where the power really rests

Housing Crises - protests, lobbyists and where the power really rests

Thursday, 10 May 2012 9:05 p.m. by Actionforchcheast





In the past month the media have finally picked up on the fact that people have been forced to live in condemned homes, and others left no option but to call the car their new home. This is something A.C.E has been reporting since the early stages of the saga.

As the Government continues to of a housing crises Christchurch Mayor - sideshow - Bob Parker was forced to concede "You know I'm not here to justify someone else's words right, but I would say on an individual l ...

what makes you come ALIVE?

what makes you come ALIVE?

Thursday, 10 May 2012 7:09 p.m. by RenewBrighton Popular


Day 442 - National Radio reports on Christchurch poverty

Day 442 - National Radio reports on Christchurch poverty

Thursday, 10 May 2012 5:30 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular



Katy Gosset reports on Christchurch residents who are struggling to make ends meet. How much do you spend on your grocery bill and could you make do on just forty dollars a week? Katy Gosset visits the Healthy Eating Co-op that's trying to make a difference. (13′59″)



Day 442 - Welfare & War Pensions Forum

Day 442 - Welfare & War Pensions Forum

Thursday, 10 May 2012 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

A very useful forum was held earlier today at Papanui RSA about the welfare of returned service men and women and their families.

Addington Action keeps coming across many elderly people who are in difficulty following the quakes, and this was an opportunity to find out useful information and establish contacts with organisations assisting veterans.

It became clear in the meeting listening to the speakers that there is a lot of help available as a social right, but some are missing ...

EQC - Another update to TC3 information

EQC - Another update to TC3 information

Wednesday, 9 May 2012 9:50 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 441 - Housing Summit notes

Day 441 - Housing Summit notes

Wednesday, 9 May 2012 5:59 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular


Housing Summit Notes May 9 2012
Knox Church Christchurch

1. Identifying Specific needs in the rental market – Plenary

2. (a) What is the most pressing issue out of those identified? – Small Groups

The reduced rental stock, whether from damage or lack of availability. The threat of the April deadline and the effect of people living in cars etc. Shortage of housing stock traced back to market ideology. Lack of a social recovery strategy and a cohesive action plan. Arriv ...

Day 441 - fruit and veggie co-op growing

Day 441 - fruit and veggie co-op growing

Wednesday, 9 May 2012 5:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today the Christchurch South Fruit and Veggie Co-op (CSFVC) packed fruit and veggies for 103 households.

The fruit and veggie packs cost $10 each, contain about $25 worth, and can be ordered in advance and picked up from these distribution centres.
More distribution centres are being set up now and will be announced when open.









Day 441 - high rents force community group out

Day 441 - high rents force community group out

Wednesday, 9 May 2012 5:25 p.m. by addingtonaction


9/5/2012

By Sam Sachdeva

Spiralling rents and insurance problems could force the closure of vital community organisations in Christchurch, an MP says.

Wigram Labour MP Megan Woods has raised concerns after hearing of an Addington community house that is being forced out of its home of 19 years because of insurance problems.

Manuka Cottage, run by the family and community section of Anglican Social Services, has been operating in Addington since 1993.

Cotta ...

Have your say – what do you want to have in St Albans?

Have your say – what do you want to have in St Albans?

Wednesday, 9 May 2012 3:50 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Complete the survey … and go into the draw to win a street party package for Neighbourhood Week worth over $300.

Day 440 - BNZ closed for good

Day 440 - BNZ closed for good

Tuesday, 8 May 2012 7:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

The BNZ closed today so all staff could take part in helping various community efforts around the country.

Kezia, JJ and Graeme arrived from local BNZ branches to work as part of the Addington Action for the day.

Bob, Joan, Christine and Mike also joined in. The job was to shift 5,500 Kg of bricks from Brickworks Lane in Huntsbury to the Community Gardens on Strickland St in Spreydon for use as a landscaping resource.

6 trailer trips later (between loads of morning tea, lunc ...

Tenancy information and advice session

Tenancy information and advice session

Tuesday, 8 May 2012 8:00 a.m. by avonsidechch

Do you have a bland space that needs some energy?

Do you have a bland space that needs some energy?

Monday, 7 May 2012 10:55 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Day 439 - Lincoln Rotary donate $2,000

Day 439 - Lincoln Rotary donate $2,000

Monday, 7 May 2012 3:32 p.m. by addingtonaction

A nice surprise in the mail today. Lincoln Rotary have sent a cheque for $2,000 to assist with repairs of uninsured homes. This follows a talk given last week to the weekly meeting of Lincoln Rotary about the work Addington Action has been doing.

Thank you Rotary

Its all about Democracy

It's all about Democracy

Monday, 7 May 2012 1:57 p.m. by RenewBrighton Popular

According to


Council engage the community in Direct Democracy by inviting folk to and currently we have the opportunity to let Council know what we think about the Draft Annual Plan.

Shortly, though, we will be given the opportunity to engage right at the beginning of the process of creating the New Brighton Masterplan at a series of workshops Council will be presenting. Coming up at the beginning of July, there'll be workshops for business owners, landowners and community ...

CERA - Red Zone workshops Q & As

CERA - Red Zone workshops Q & As

Monday, 7 May 2012 12:00 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular










May 6: NEW piano for the Music Room, Sydenham

May 6: NEW piano for the Music Room, Sydenham

Monday, 7 May 2012 11:31 a.m. by GapFiller

Announcing the arrival of a freshly painted piano at the music room 390 Colombo street. The last piano got rather wet and had to be recycled at Creative Junk, sadly. Now this piano has a new and improved shelter to help it withstand the rain. This piano basks in lunchtime sun, in a courtyard in [...]

Linwood Service Centre is closed

Linwood Service Centre is closed

Monday, 7 May 2012 10:57 a.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

St Albans News – May Issue

St Albans News – May Issue

Monday, 7 May 2012 1:00 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

0512MaySANEWSWeb

ST ALBANS “POST QUAKE” RESIDENTS SURVEY

ST ALBANS “POST QUAKE” RESIDENTS SURVEY

Monday, 7 May 2012 1:00 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

A survey by St Albans residents for St Albans residents

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 Popular

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