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Day 512 - Sydenham meeting to expand co-op

Day 512 - Sydenham meeting to expand co-op

Thursday, 19 July 2012 3:39 p.m. by addingtonaction

There is growing demand in the Sydenham area, so we need to set up an additional distribution centre so anyone can join the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC).

The key person who previously ran this distribution centre is now overseas so a residents committee needs to be formed to run it. The current distribution centre at Sydenham Community Centre is now full up and cannot take everyone else from the area.

Come to a meeting to both join and help organise a secon ...

Another Ansvar update

Another Ansvar update

Thursday, 19 July 2012 10:01 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Day 511 - Eureka!

Day 511 - Eureka!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 1:57 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today Eureka St became the latest distribution centre to join the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op. Eureka St is in Wainoni and the distribution centre is a split off that has grown out of the distribution centre operating at the Sydenham Community Centre.

So well done Karen and friends!

Day 511 - Eureka!

Day 511 - Eureka!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 1:57 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today Eureka St became the latest distribution centre to join the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op. Eureka St is in Wainoni and the distribution centre is a split off that has grown out of the distribution centre operating at the Sydenham Community Centre.

So well done Karen and friends!

Day 510 - Hoon Hay meetings planned to establish co--op

Day 510 - Hoon Hay meetings planned to establish co--op

Tuesday, 17 July 2012 1:41 p.m. by addingtonaction

There has been a lot of demand in the Hoon Hay area, so we need to set up 3 distribution centres operating at different times in Hoon Hay so anyone can join the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC).

Come to a meeting to both join and help organise local distribution centers based in Hoon Hay.

Day 510 - Hoon Hay meetings planned to establish co--op

Day 510 - Hoon Hay meetings planned to establish co--op

Tuesday, 17 July 2012 1:41 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

There has been a lot of demand in the Hoon Hay area, so we need to set up 3 distribution centres operating at different times so anyone can join the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC).

Come to a meeting to help organise local distribution centers for the fruit & veggie co-op in Hoon Hay.

Burns Song Contest 2012

Burns Song Contest 2012

Tuesday, 17 July 2012 12:24 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

If you have a hankering to listen to Scottish Music make your way to the Scottish Society Hall in Edgeware Road at 9am on the morning of September 1 and bring a gold coin with you to pay at the door. Hear young singers perform the songs of Robbie Burns and some well-known Scottish melodies. Shortbread served along with tea and coffee.

Modelling a new kind of citizenship

Modelling a new kind of citizenship

Tuesday, 17 July 2012 12:14 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

A new way of thinking about citizenship will be outlined during a talk by author Dr Bronwyn Hayward at the WEA in late August.

Family History Expo In October

Family History Expo In October

Monday, 16 July 2012 1:31 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

A Family History Expo is being held at the St Albans and Shirley Club in October.

Day 508 - Waltham gets fruit & veggie co-op posters

Day 508 - Waltham gets fruit & veggie co-op posters

Sunday, 15 July 2012 9:46 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular


8 members of the Christchurch Kerala Association spent the afternoon today putting up posters in 30 streets in Waltham to promote the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op.

Since an article about the co-op was published the Observer yesterday, the phone has been ringing all day from residents keen to join and also willing to help.

Most people think the co-op is "about time", and a big help in reducing weekly food bills when faced with mounting pressure from heating bills ...

Day 508 - Waltham gets fruit & veggie co-op posters

Day 508 - Waltham gets fruit & veggie co-op posters

Sunday, 15 July 2012 9:46 p.m. by addingtonaction


8 members of the Christchurch Kerala Association spent the afternoon today putting up posters in 30 streets in Waltham to promote the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op.

The Association has joined Addington Action with a rep on the committee and is keen to be active.

Since an article about the co-op was published the Observer yesterday, the phone has been ringing all day from residents keen to join and also willing to help.

Most people think the co-op is "about ...

Coping With A Drafty House

Coping With A Drafty House

Sunday, 15 July 2012 2:29 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

It is difficult to keep warm in a drofty, quake-damaged house.

Coping With A Draughty House

Coping With A Draughty House

Sunday, 15 July 2012 2:29 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

TC3  Awareness Campaign starts 16 July

TC3 Awareness Campaign starts 16 July

Sunday, 15 July 2012 2:10 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Blue Zone Facebook Page

Blue Zone Facebook Page

Sunday, 15 July 2012 1:41 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular


Red Cross Winter Warmer Packs

Red Cross Winter Warmer Packs

Sunday, 15 July 2012 1:21 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

If you are living in a cold property (house, garage, car,tent, caravan etc) Red Cross is giving out 4000 winter warmer packs to ease some of the pain.

Red Cross: Part Time Hero

Red Cross: Part Time Hero

Saturday, 14 July 2012 9:58 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 507 - Keep Our Assets - Christchurch

Day 507 - Keep Our Assets - Christchurch

Saturday, 14 July 2012 9:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

KEEP OUR ASSETS - CHRISTCHURCH

There is a newly formed coalition called Keep Our Assets - Christchurch (meaning publicly-owned assets both at the national level and those in Christchurch).

Groups represented include Greypower, Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA), the Greens, Labour, the Alliance, Council of Trade Unions (CTU), Aotearoa Not For Sale, and Addington Action.

Recent activities have included: Greens Co-Leader Russel Norman speaking to a Rangiora G ...

Jul 14: Starts with M… (#21)

Jul 14: Starts with M… (#21)

Saturday, 14 July 2012 4:28 p.m. by GapFiller

A popular board game that starts with M! (We’re actually not allowed to name the project after the game for contractual and liability reasons :( but you know what it is!) Helen Trappitt, a structural engineer, decided she wanted to do a creative project inspired by a popular board game that starts with M. After quite a few [...]

Red Cross: Winter Assistance Grant still available

Red Cross: Winter Assistance Grant still available

Friday, 13 July 2012 9:41 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 506 - EQC opt out changes prompt response from Addington Action

Day 506 - EQC opt out changes prompt response from Addington Action

Friday, 13 July 2012 7:01 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

In response to the recent announcement by EQC over changes to the opting out by residents over payout rules, Addington Action has been asked by its affected members and local affected residents to take up this issue and get EQC to change it's stance.

A group is now in the process of being formed. Addington Action is asking anyone affected by this clause and who would like to be part of an active group to make contact.

A large meeting is to be called.

Links to recent articles ...

Day 506 - ICEcycles Free Bike Maintenance Workshop

Day 506 - ICEcycles Free Bike Maintenance Workshop

Friday, 13 July 2012 9:06 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Flat tyre, squeaky chain, worn out brakes, dodgy seat?

Come along to our free bike maintenance days and we'll help you get your bike sorted and show you some basic bike maintenance skills. Refreshments provided.

Note: Some big repairs jobs may have to be referred to our supporting bike shop, Cycle Trading Company.


Wednesday 18th July 8-9am


Saturday 21st July 1 - 4pm

For more information, contact Jenny (379 5134), Jonathon (389 4227) or Steve (021 06192 ...

Insurance Cluster Update

Insurance Cluster Update

Thursday, 12 July 2012 9:25 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Featured Popular





Earthquake Royal Commission – Discussion Paper: Roles and Responsibilities

Earthquake Royal Commission – Discussion Paper: Roles and Responsibilities

Thursday, 12 July 2012 5:00 p.m. by avonsidechch Recommended Popular

The Royal Commission has published a discussion paper Roles and Responsibilities. The Royal Commission is seeking contributions on any or all of the contents of the paper (here). The following is from the introduction to the paper: This paper presents key issues that are faced by central and local government, the building and construction industry and other elements of the private sector when

St Albans In CERA News Update

St Albans In CERA News Update

Thursday, 12 July 2012 3:32 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Two items about St Albans: one about the reopening of the Supervalue Supermarket and the other about the wastewater pipes and road works feature in the latest update from CERA.

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 Popular

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 Popular


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 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.

     ...

Edgeware Rd Wastewater Pipeline Replacement

Edgeware Rd Wastewater Pipeline Replacement

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

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 [...]