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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

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 Popular

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

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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 Popular

**   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.