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Day 370 - Addington Action office closed till March 14

Day 370 - Addington Action office closed till March 14

Wednesday, 29 February 2012 6:26 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

The office of Addington Action will be closed from Thursday 1 March 2012 till Wednesday 14 March 2012 to give volunteer staff the first real holiday break since 22 February 2011.

Any messages sent by post, email, phone or text will be answered after that date.

Thanks
Mike Peters
Organiser
Addington Action

Winter Assistance Grant – Up to $400 per household to assist with electricity bills

Winter Assistance Grant – Up to $400 per household to assist with electricity bills

Wednesday, 29 February 2012 12:15 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The aim of this grant is to assist vulnerable households who are living in homes significantly damaged by the earthquakes, or who have had to move into damp or hard to heat accommodation. The significant damage must include serious compromise to the heating and/or insulation of the home. This grant assists households with their electricity bills over the months of June, July, August and September 2012.

Quake Stories

Quake Stories

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

QuakeStories is a place where you can tell your stories about the earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011 and their aftershocks. Whatever your age, whether you’re an individual, part of a community, a business or an organisation, you have stories to tell.

Why the Avonside Orange Zone went Red

Why the Avonside Orange Zone went Red

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 6:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

In this morning's Press there is an article headlined Homes could have been saved (here) and starts off: More than 500 quake-hit properties which could have been affordably fixed were instead written off, Cabinet papers say. Documents released by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) show hundreds of properties in Brooklands, Avonside and Wainoni may have been "cost-effective"

The Bright(on) Side of Life

The Bright(on) Side of Life

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 4:55 p.m. by RenewBrighton Popular

(queue whistling á la Monty Python).

There's always something to look forward to, if you look hard enough.
For example, The Press reports that more than 2500 people attended the I Love New Brighton event at the weekend.  Some turn out! One of the key organisers, Youth Alive Trust's James Ridpath, said organisers looked forward to building on the event, "keeping community spirits high and celebrating everything positive that's still happening in New Brighton".  See, not just ...

The Bright(on) Side of Life

The Bright(on) Side of Life

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 4:55 p.m. by RenewBrighton

(queue whistling á la Monty Python).

There's always something to look forward to, if you look hard enough.
For example, The Press reports that more than 2500 people attended the I Love New Brighton event at the weekend.  Some turn out! One of the key organisers, Youth Alive Trust's James Ridpath, said organisers looked forward to building on the event, "keeping community spirits high and celebrating everything positive that's still happening in New Brighton".  See, not just ...

Sustainable Otautahi Christchurch

Sustainable Otautahi Christchurch

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 12:03 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Fun day at Holy Trinity - 18th of March

Fun day at Holy Trinity - 18th of March

Monday, 27 February 2012 8:34 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

A bit of early warning. Holy Trinity Avonside is organising a fun day for Sunday, March the 18th. Running from 2-4 pm everything is free and aimed at being just fun. Check out the flyer below.

Trade Aid bumper clearance sale

Trade Aid bumper clearance sale

Monday, 27 February 2012 1:29 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Hi All,

Art in Edgeware

Art in Edgeware

Monday, 27 February 2012 1:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

To the mystery artist of the new artwork in Edgeware - thanks

Day 368 - State housing in New Zealand (1945)

Day 368 - State housing in New Zealand (1945)

Monday, 27 February 2012 10:10 a.m. by addingtonaction

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Here’s a look back at the beginnings of State housing in NZ.

“Ensuring a healthy, happy, family life for every person in NZ.”

This was the original goal of state housing in NZ. This documentary offers a fascinating look back at the housing needs of NZ in the 1930′-40s and the creation of state housing. In 1935 there was a national housing survey conducted which showed that there were many instances through-out NZ urban areas of over crowding and in ...

Day 368 -State housing in New Zealand (1945)

Day 368 -State housing in New Zealand (1945)

Monday, 27 February 2012 10:10 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

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Here’s a look back at the beginnings of State housing in NZ.

“Ensuring a healthy, happy, family life for every person in NZ.”

This was the original goal of state housing in NZ. This documentary offers a fascinating look back at the housing needs of NZ in the 1930′-40s and the creation of state housing. In 1935 there was a national housing survey conducted which showed that there were many instances through-out NZ urban areas of over crowding and in ...

Wish: Made

Wish: Made

Sunday, 26 February 2012 1:51 p.m. by RenewBrighton Popular

The citizens of New Brighton gathered at Rawhiti Domain to celebrate: the sun was out, the music was fine; we were among friends, we Love New Brighton

Wish: Made

Wish: Made

Sunday, 26 February 2012 1:51 p.m. by RenewBrighton

The citizens of New Brighton gathered at Rawhiti Domain to celebrate: the sun was out, the music was fine; we were among friends, we Love New Brighton

Day 367 - Barrington Big Fun Day today

Day 367 - Barrington Big Fun Day today

Sunday, 26 February 2012 9:13 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Time: February 26, 2012 from 11:30am to 2:30pm
Location: Barrington Park
Street: Barrington Street

Website or Map:
Phone: 941 8999

Come and enjoy an exciting line-up of stage entertainment, community stalls, food stalls and guaranteed free fun activities for the whole family!

BRING cash (limited EFT-POS facilities), blanket for a picnic, and dogs must be on a leash.

Music from local musicians will keep everyone entertained while the gymnastics and dance demo ...

Day 367 - rental accommodation crisis

Day 367 - rental accommodation crisis

Sunday, 26 February 2012 9:06 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular




Rental Accommodation crisis - is it greedy landlords or is it increased rental market demand.

What is it that is pushing rents up in Christchurch?

At a monthly meeting on Feb. 3rd the Addington Wellbeing Group expressed deep concern at the current Christchurch accommodation crisis.

Members of the group reported rental increases by landlords pushing the rents for solo families beyond the level of accommodation supplements paid by WINZ in Christchurch. This left on ...

Police seeking information

Police seeking information

Sunday, 26 February 2012 12:45 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Detective Inspector Le Bas says a search will be conducted today in the vicinity of Bealey Avenue, Springfield Road, Holly Road and Manchester Street in St Albans, Christchurch, looking for items of clothing and property which may have been discarded.

PechaKucha Night Christchurch 13

PechaKucha Night Christchurch 13

Saturday, 25 February 2012 11:42 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Sunday 26 February 2012 8.20pm Corner of Manchester and Dundas St (former Cycle Trading/PrintStop site)

Local Movie Premiere

Local Movie Premiere

Saturday, 25 February 2012 11:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

You are warmly invited to attend the World Premiere of Sky Whisperers Ranginui.

Barbadoes St commercial development info

Barbadoes St commercial development info

Saturday, 25 February 2012 3:48 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

http://www.trademe.co.nz/property/commercial-property/for-lease/auction-439045624.htm

Westminister/Cranford St corner – what do you think about this new development

Westminister/Cranford St corner – what do you think about this new development

Saturday, 25 February 2012 3:34 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

http://www.trademe.co.nz/property/commercial-property/for-lease/auction-410651785.htm

Day 367 - Expert Q&A: Engineers on the Canterbury earthquakes and building earthquake-resilient cities

Day 367 - Expert Q&A: Engineers on the Canterbury earthquakes and building earthquake-resilient cities

Saturday, 25 February 2012 2:15 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular



The engineers include , president of the Structural Engineering Society,, executive officer at the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, a consultant engineer and earthquake engineering expert .

This Q&A () was put together in association with the Institution of Professional Engineers of New Zealand (IPENZ). Feel free to use the comments below in your reports.



Earthquake-prone is a term defined by law (in the Building Act 2002). It applies to all buil ...

Village people - a report from Linwood Park Temporary Earthquake Village

Village people - a report from Linwood Park Temporary Earthquake Village

Saturday, 25 February 2012 7:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

David Haywood and his family, formerly of Avonside Drive, have moved into temporary accommodation while their lovely old Edwardian villa is relocated and repaired in Dunsandel. For them the temporary location is the government housing at Linwood Park. You can read his account of them arriving arriving and settling in on his blog here. David has a great blog so you run the risk of spending

Release of cabinet papers

Release of cabinet papers

Friday, 24 February 2012 10:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CERA have released more cabinet papers covering: Cabinet decisions made in July 2011 Further Cabinet decisions made in September 2011 Land zoning decisions made in November 2011 Land zoning decisions made in December 2011 Land zoning decisions made in February 2012 They can all be found here. .

I ❤ New Brighton

I ❤ New Brighton

Friday, 24 February 2012 9:20 p.m. by RenewBrighton

There won't be many there among us tomorrow who don't sincerely love New Brighton.  This is one of the most beautiful examples of community that I've ever encountered.  Brightonites are a proud, passionate lot, who often think as their peninsula as a village apart from the rest of the city.  We love the beach, the river and the forests on our doorsteps; we defend ourselves against the city-dwellers' opinions of the easterly and our mall.  And, despite recent events, I doubt t ...

Day 366 - Campbell Live - free repairs for quake damaged uninsured

Day 366 - Campbell Live - free repairs for quake damaged uninsured

Friday, 24 February 2012 8:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular




TV3 reporter Jendy Harper did this story about the situation facing the quake damaged uninsured in Christchurch.







If you want to help


We need keen volunteers to join the work crew - we provide lunch, lots of fun and training. To join please your first and last name, cell phone, land-line, email and residential address


Donations of money, building materials, paint, tools, storage space.


The names of uninsured people ...

Day 366 - Fruit and Veggie Co-op

Day 366 - Fruit and Veggie Co-op

Friday, 24 February 2012 6:06 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Tracy, Tony and Bob the Builder spent the morning getting a repaired room ready for painting.

Bob and Tony fixed some damaged taps that were leaking.

Lynette and Mike attended a workshop organised by DHB Community Health about extending the existing to more suburbs. The co-op has been in existence for 20 years and was founded in Bryndwyr.

Since then Christchurch Cathedral has taken organisational responsibility for weekly buying at the markets and a single processing depot ...

Nicky Wagner – One Year On

Nicky Wagner – One Year On

Friday, 24 February 2012 1:25 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

February 22nd 2012:    One Year On

Update from CERA

Update from CERA

Friday, 24 February 2012 1:11 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Western AFC  –  Junior registrations

Western AFC – Junior registrations

Friday, 24 February 2012 1:06 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Sunday 26th Feb 11am -1pm   and   Wednesday 29th Feb 7-9pm

Shirley/Papanui/St Albans Community Board Agenda for 28th February

Shirley/Papanui/St Albans Community Board Agenda for 28th February

Friday, 24 February 2012 12:49 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

http://www1.ccc.govt.nz/council/agendas/2012/february/shirleypapanui28th/index.asp

Shirley Rugby League Registration Day

Shirley Rugby League Registration Day

Friday, 24 February 2012 12:45 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Sunday 26th February from 1pm to 4pm at 33 Briggs Road.

Inside information on EQCs practices

Inside information on EQC's practices

Thursday, 23 February 2012 9:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Today's Press has an opinion piece by builder Gideon Cooper, who worked as an estimator for EQC. Now, back working as a builder, he has put some of his experiences in writing. The following is quoted from part of the story about iPads: But when it came to damage, that was a different story.The iPad was an excellent data-collection tool but a poor tool for scoping a repair strategy. I don't

Day 365 - Inside information on EQC’s practices

Day 365 - Inside information on EQC’s practices

Thursday, 23 February 2012 9:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular



Today’s Press has an opinion piece by ;builder Gideon Cooper, who worked as an estimator for EQC. Now, back working as a builder, he has put some of his experiences in writing.

The following is quoted from part of the story about iPads:
You can read the article , to have many of your experiences validated and suspicions confirmed.

Post earthquake Christchurch – the upside.  No 1

Post earthquake Christchurch – the upside. No 1

Thursday, 23 February 2012 6:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Thursday 23 February 2012 – CCC Communications

Day 365 - Bob and Phil the builders

Day 365 - Bob and Phil the builders

Thursday, 23 February 2012 5:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

This morning Tony, Phil, Bob and Mike finished plastering room and patched a floor.


In the afternoon, the crew visited another house to plan rebuilding a collapsed bathroom.

What Would You Wish For?

What Would You Wish For?

Thursday, 23 February 2012 11:00 a.m. by RenewBrighton Popular


Day 364 - and one year later..

Day 364 - and one year later..

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 6:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Alan Hudson a member of Addington Action


Lynette, Tony, Deb, Bob, Katie and Tracy with Christchurch Earthquake Award given to Addington Action.

Urban myths debunked

Urban myths debunked

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 9:49 a.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular



We keep hearing a persistent rumour that our reinsurers have paid us out in full,and we’re avoiding paying claims so we can earn interest on this money.

The truth is we want the rebuild to get underway as much as anyone! In fact, we do not receive reinsurance money until after we have paid out on a claim, and we are definitely not holding back huge sums of money to earn interest.

Since September 2010 IAG has paid out over $900 million to its State, NZI, Lantern Insurance an ...

Day 363 - Bob the Builder is now in town

Day 363 - Bob the Builder is now in town

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 8:26 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Bob the builder (from Oz), Deb and Mike gib stopped a room in Hutcheson St. 2 more coats of plaster and then painting and then carpet to go. The plan is to move the lady of the house into her new bedroom by the end of this week. Then gut the next room so a dehumidifier can dry it out over the next month before it gets redone.





TV3 filmed interviews with Bob and Mike for Campbell Live. Maybe on tonight??

Then at the end of the day - the whole crew plus Tracy attended ...

CERA video - property demolitions in the residential Red Zone

CERA video - property demolitions in the residential Red Zone

Tuesday, 21 February 2012 5:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular





Day 363 - Govt eyes blind to housing crisis

Day 363 - Govt eyes blind to housing crisis

Tuesday, 21 February 2012 8:39 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular




By Bernard Hickey

New Zealand faces two crises, and one opportunity that the Government seems either ignorant of or unwilling to address.

The first crisis is of housing supply in two regions. Auckland and Christchurch now have huge shortages of waterproof and undamaged homes that regular families can afford to own.

The problem is set to get much worse in the years to come, given the lack of building happening and the population increase projected.

The Depa ...

Young Parent Expo

Young Parent Expo

Monday, 20 February 2012 10:53 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

It’s for Young Mums and Dads (pregnant or parenting), their Whanau, Nanas and Granddads-to-be and for people who support Young Parents.

Places where we can Remember, together

Places where we can Remember, together

Monday, 20 February 2012 8:46 p.m. by RenewBrighton

Mark Gibson, pastor at Union Church, founder of The River of Life and driving force behind the shared with us via facebook

Free financial advice for Canterbury red zone residents

Free financial advice for Canterbury red zone residents

Monday, 20 February 2012 5:30 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income (formally the Retirement Commission) today launched a free financial advice service for Red Zone residents. As part of the service it is possible to book a free consultation with a professional financial adviser via a CERA hub. CERA Earthquake Assistance Centre: Corner Breezes and Wainoni Roads, Avondale - 0800 7464 2372. Kaiapoi

Day 362 - two worlds - two viewpoints

Day 362 - two worlds - two viewpoints

Monday, 20 February 2012 5:28 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today was a day of lessons

Addington Action had applied to the MSD Canterbury Earthquake Community Response Fund for resources to rent a building to use as a material depot, repair workshop, food bank distribution depot, office to take calls requesting help and a place to provide lunch for the volunteers each day. This depot would enable more work to be done by the local community to help elderly, disabled and single parent families with young kids who have missed out on any government as ...

Day 362 - greetings from Cuba

Day 362 - greetings from Cuba

Monday, 20 February 2012 4:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

visited Addington today.

She visited the Christchurch South Community Gardens and will be speaking at a public meeting tonight organised by the .




Apportionment - is EQC now your insurance company?

Apportionment - is EQC now your insurance company?

Saturday, 18 February 2012 11:20 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Remembering a Day

Remembering a Day

Saturday, 18 February 2012 8:18 p.m. by RenewBrighton

It's a day that will no doubt be filled with 400,000 stories of 'what if'.  Mine, like many others, starts similarly.  It was a grey dreary day, I was at home with my children.  The heavy clouds blanketed the city, it was easy to change our plans.  My daughter slept, longer than usual, and rather than rouse her from her beautiful sleep (as would usually happen when catering to the first child's needs) I thought -let her be.  So we stayed at home rather than going in to t ...

Day 359 Hendersons Rd bathroom

Day 359 Hendersons Rd bathroom

Friday, 17 February 2012 8:39 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today went a very easy - putting more undercoat on a bathroom in Hendersons Rd in between throwing the ball for the resident dog.



Followed by a recce of Hoon Hay to suss out what might need doing.

Followed by Lynette and Mike filling in forms to open trade accounts with suppliers. Addington Action is now incorporated and hopefully will soon be a registered charity. Making the requirement for the Lynette the Treasurer to pay the bills rather Mike the Organiser writing out ch ...

Developing a Plan

Developing a Plan

Friday, 17 February 2012 7:51 p.m. by RenewBrighton

Thanks to the internet I manage to keep up to date with what's going on in the world outside of my own garden.  While I might not be able to tell you much about the state of affairs of the Euro I certainly try to keep abreast of our local community news.  I read online press and ezines and I troll social media sites almost daily.  It was thanks to a friend on facebook that I found out the latest .
Do we need to read between the lines? Or do we need to act ourselves...

Communities learn the good life can be a killer

Communities learn the good life can be a killer

Thursday, 16 February 2012 10:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Developers in the last half-century called it progress when they built homes and shopping malls far from city centers throughout the country, sounding the death knell for many downtowns. But now an alarmed cadre of public health experts say these expanded metropolitan areas have had a far more serious impact on the people who live there by creating vehicle-dependent environments that foster obesity, poor health, social isolation, excessive stress and depression.

Cathedral Update

Cathedral Update

Thursday, 16 February 2012 10:16 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Bishop Victoria Matthews has issued a statement on the state of affairs with the Cathedral. A PDF version of the statement along with photographs is here. The significant damage to the Anglican Christchurch Cathedral was exacerbated further in the earthquakes of 23 December 2011 and has set back our decision-making about the future of the Cathedral. This update is part of our communication

Day 358 - Campbell Live arrive

Day 358 - Campbell Live arrive

Thursday, 16 February 2012 8:30 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

9am and 5 turned up for the work crew today. Lynette, Tracy, Peter, Marina and Mike came to work and to be filmed and interviewed by Campbell Live for a programme to air next Tuesday.

We went and worked on an uninsured place on Parlane St belonging to Mr Chick. The reporter Jendy Harper, interviewed all of the crew. They are coming back to film Bob the Builder and friends on Tuesday as they rebuild.

Then a bit more paint prep on the Christchurch South Community Gardens building, fo ...

Planters from pallets

Planters from pallets

Thursday, 16 February 2012 1:34 p.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

 

SCIRT update on Edgeware Rd

SCIRT update on Edgeware Rd

Thursday, 16 February 2012 2:12 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Edgeware Rd Update – Works Notice 15 Feb 12

Financial support available

Financial support available

Wednesday, 15 February 2012 10:49 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular