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Tuesday, 10 April 2012 9:46 a.m. by RenewBrighton Popular


Being Part of the Planning Process

Being Part of the Planning Process

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 9:35 a.m. by RenewBrighton Popular

We live in a democracy; some might doubt whether or not it's a good example of one, but one it is. Our governments, local and central, are elected by us and represent us. Nationally we have the right of referendum: a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. This may result in the adoption of a new constitution, a constitutional amendment, a law, the recall of an elected official or simply a specific government policy. It is a form of ...

Day 412 - Community Board donates $8000

Day 412 - Community Board donates $8000

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 8:23 a.m. by addingtonaction

The Spreydon - Heathcote Community Board recently approved a discretionary fund grant of $8,000 to Addington Action for earthquake recovery work.

This grant is made up of $7,000 to cover the 2012 costs of running a work vehicle and $1,000 for information like street posters.

Native plants at Jungle Cup

Native plants at Jungle Cup

Monday, 9 April 2012 10:01 a.m. by greeningtherubble Recommended Popular

Native plants at Salisbury Street

Native plants at Salisbury Street

Monday, 9 April 2012 10:01 a.m. by greeningtherubble

Greening the Rubble is making a garden of native plants at the busy corner of Salisbury and Madras streets, north of Biscotti, formerly Jungle Cup cafe.  It has been welcomed by Peterborough Village Residents Group, who will assist with ongoing watering and plant care.

Relocating the Coffee Zone garden

Relocating the Coffee Zone garden

Monday, 9 April 2012 9:53 a.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

Day 410 - LUSH donates $3000

Day 410 - LUSH donates $3000

Sunday, 8 April 2012 11:54 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

have donated $3,000 to Addington Action. The money was raised by the sale of pots of hand and body lotion called a "Charity Pot".

The money will be used to cover the costs of equipment and raw materials needed to support the weekly distribution of food of up to 400 hungry families in Christchurch South affected by the social impacts of the quakes.

Day 409 -  Donation for safety gear

Day 409 - Donation for safety gear

Saturday, 7 April 2012 3:08 p.m. by addingtonaction

$2000 has been donated by Fonterra to Addington Action for safety gear. The funding has been provided from the .

The money will be used to buy safety vests, traffic cones, work boots etc for the regular volunteers.

Making your house warmer

Making your house warmer

Saturday, 7 April 2012 6:15 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Community Energy Action charitable trust has a website with advice about energy use, making houses warm and healthy. There is a page dedicated to earthquake damaged houses with information on: Insulation and your EQC claim/repairs Taking advantage of earthquake repairs to make your home warmer Staying warm in a quake damaged house or temporary rental property How to get more information and

Council approves master plan for Edgeware

Council approves master plan for Edgeware

Friday, 6 April 2012 11:48 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Christchurch City Council has approved the development of master plans to support the recovery and rebuild ofNew Brightonand Edgeware’s suburban shopping centres.

Kick it Kids Holiday Programme and After School Programmes

Kick it Kids Holiday Programme and After School Programmes

Friday, 6 April 2012 11:23 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Fun Football Holiday Camp – Second week of school holidays at Ilam School fields. All 5 to 10 year olds welcome. 5 & 6 years $50 full / $17 a day (9am to11:30am) 7 to 10 year $100 full / $34 a day (9am to 2pm).

Day 408 - Bathroom painted

Day 408 - Bathroom painted

Friday, 6 April 2012 6:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

A home in Hendersons Rd, Hoon Hay now has a freshly painted bathroom. Two top coats went on earlier today.

There is a couple of hours work left to do on this place. Still to do is remounting a bathroom cabinet and some .

The plan over the next 4 weeks is to finish off every repair job that's currently underway before starting any new jobs. So that about 10 places to complete.

Day 407 - Oceania resthome workers continue fight for a living wage

Day 407 - Oceania resthome workers continue fight for a living wage

Thursday, 5 April 2012 3:50 p.m. by addingtonaction

Photos from the picket this morning of rest home workers organised by SFWU and NZNO picket Villa Gardens at 207 Lincoln Rd Addington. No one can live on the minimum wage, especially in quake ravaged Christchurch.








Day 407 - Donation to clear section

Day 407 - Donation to clear section

Thursday, 5 April 2012 11:08 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

The Salvation Army from Sydenham have donated $300 to Addington Action to pay for the costs of tip fees for dumping residual rubbish from a section in Walton St Sydenham.

The home belongs to a woman whose quake damaged home is being repaired by Addington Action.

Anything that can be recycled has been in order to reduce costs. The scrap metal, garden waste and timber all found homes.

WEA programmes for Term 2 2012

WEA programmes for Term 2 2012

Thursday, 5 April 2012 9:18 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Day 406 - Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op established

Day 406 - Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op established

Wednesday, 4 April 2012 5:29 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

This morning, representatives from a range of groups in Christchurch South met to establish the or CSFVC.

The Co-op is a clone of the one run out of St Aidens Church in Bryndwr.

A packing operation will pack prepaid fruit and veggie packs every Wednesday morning for pickup by local community centres who will distribute to residents. The first shipment will be on Wednesday May 2 2012. Any group in Christchurch South wishing to join should contact Addington Action.


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Release of Cabinet Papers - Green zoning for Banks Peninsula

Release of Cabinet Papers - Green zoning for Banks Peninsula

Wednesday, 4 April 2012 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular



Edgeware Road Work Notice

Edgeware Road Work Notice

Wednesday, 4 April 2012 12:03 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Edgeware Road Work Notice

St Albans Community Conversation – All welcome

St Albans Community Conversation – All welcome

Tuesday, 3 April 2012 7:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

You are invited to attend an evening of discussion to explore your needs and aspirations for St Albans. The purpose of the meeting is to gather a wide representative group of residents, organisations and other people interested in helping St Albans to grow and thrive. To acknowledge the enormous amount of work already happening, reflect on past achievements and develop a collective vision for the future.

Places of Tranquility

Places of Tranquility

Tuesday, 3 April 2012 7:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Kia ora, Talofa lava, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Fakaalofa lahiatu, Bula vinaka, Talofa ni, Halo ola keta , Mauri, Namaste, Nǐ hǎo, Ahn nyeong ha se yo, Konnichi wa, Salaam Alekum, Ciào, Hola, Rohzj bahsh, Assaalmu Alaykum…

To all Christchurch Maori / Pacific / Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities,

To all Christchurch Maori / Pacific / Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities,

Tuesday, 3 April 2012 7:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Kia ora, Talofa lava, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Fakaalofa lahiatu, Bula vinaka, Talofa ni, Halo ola keta , Mauri, Namaste, Nǐ hǎo, Ahn nyeong ha se yo, Konnichi wa, Salaam Alekum, Ciào, Hola, Rohzj bahsh, Assaalmu Alaykum…

Works Notice Update – Wastewater repair, Purchas Street, St Albans

Works Notice Update – Wastewater repair, Purchas Street, St Albans

Tuesday, 3 April 2012 9:28 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Purchas St_update

EQC denies payout freeze on TC3 properties – The Press

EQC denies payout freeze on TC3 properties – The Press

Tuesday, 3 April 2012 9:13 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) says there is no freeze on maximum payments to green-blue zone homeowners despite some Christchurch residents claiming otherwise.

Relocating Red Zone houses

Relocating Red Zone houses

Tuesday, 3 April 2012 7:09 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC denies payout freeze for TC3

EQC denies payout freeze for TC3

Tuesday, 3 April 2012 5:56 a.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

The Value of a Volunteer

The Value of a Volunteer

Monday, 2 April 2012 7:20 p.m. by RenewBrighton Popular


Today was my first day back in school for a long time. A very long time.

You know in maths or economics class way back when we were in school when we were supposed to be paying attention rather than steering out the window? The teacher was talking about fractions or GDP and on both days I was wondering ''.

Today I realised the point.



Underestimated? I think so.

While it's often easy to underappreciate the contributions a volunteer can make towards the va ...

Day 404 - new building trainer

Day 404 - new building trainer

Monday, 2 April 2012 7:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Des Preston has joined the Addington Action Committee. Des works as a builder and will help train the workers on the repair crew.

For the last half year, Des has been helping with running the food parcel distribution system in Addington - Sydenham - Hillmorton. He will now join the food parcel subcommittee of Florence, Dawne and Dianne that organises the volunteers who distribute the parcels each week.

Free school holiday  activity  – Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Free school holiday activity – Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Sunday, 1 April 2012 8:07 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Leafy legends  discovery trail Friday 6 to Sunday 22 April Get amongst the Garden’s  autumn leaves and discover their amazing shapes and forms.  Suitable for 4 – 10 year olds. Pick up the trail booklet from the Botanic Gardens  Information Centre 10 – 4pm daily

On Being a Pacific Island

On Being a Pacific Island

Sunday, 1 April 2012 11:22 a.m. by RenewBrighton Popular

Way back when I was a traveller I was often confused and mildly insulted by being called a '' as I felt that, in reality, I came from the East. Confused, folks in Asia would then ask me 'But you're European, aren't you?'.

As lessons in childhood geography taught me, my island, , was (and still is!) exactly opposite to Europe: if we dug and dug and dug we'd arrive in Spain. That, as far as I was concerned, was about as close as we got to being European. On arriving in Europe I was fur ...

Survey - are you paying for an EQC apportionment claim that you never made?

Survey - are you paying for an EQC apportionment claim that you never made?

Saturday, 31 March 2012 10:46 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CanCERN are interested to hear from those who have had their claims apportioned over multiple events, including an event they did not lodge a claim for. Click here to complete a very short questionnaire if you have been told by EQC that your damage has been apportioned (spread out) over events you did not make a claim for. Please note this survey is aimed at only those who have had their

Day 402 - Cafe, clients stump up for quake needy

Day 402 - Cafe, clients stump up for quake needy

Saturday, 31 March 2012 3:48 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Reprinted from
31/3/2012

By Sally Kidson

patrons have made a generous $1000 donation to a Christchurch trust that helps low-income people struggling with the impact of the February earthquake.

Beach Cafe owner Neal Bardsley posted a cheque to the Addington Action Trust yesterday.

Mr Bardsley said cafe patrons contributed $700 towards the fund through donations and baking sold at the cafe with proceeds collected for Christchurch. He had topped up the fund with the ...

Last nights CERA Red Zone workshop

Last night's CERA Red Zone workshop

Friday, 30 March 2012 8:45 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Last night's CERA Red Zone workshop was an interesting event and, for me and those I spoke with, a useful opportunity to raise issues. The way it was organised and run contributed to it's success. Definitely time well spent. Five specialists (banking, insurance, estate, finance, real estate, and CERA) spent time in turn with small groups of residents. The purpose was for residents to be able

EQC update - EQConnects newsletter

EQC update - EQConnects newsletter

Wednesday, 28 March 2012 11:10 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Shonky repairs and the law

Shonky repairs and the law

Tuesday, 27 March 2012 9:59 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

A few of the repair procedures contained in the Department of Building and Housings (DBH) Revised guidance on repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquake sequence (Guide) appear, to use a layman's term, shonky. One set of procedures in particular that spring to mind is the repair of cracked concrete slab foundations by the use of resin, grout or cement. Even the

Day 398 - $2750 from Belfast Rotary

Day 398 - $2750 from Belfast Rotary

Tuesday, 27 March 2012 9:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Earlier tonight, Belfast Rotary Club presented a cheque for $2750 to Addington Action to help with the earthquake repairs.

This all happened at their weekly club night at the Belfast Rugby Club. Mike got to give a talk about Addington Action to a very interested group of people.

They were very hospitable to Addington Action volunteers Tracy and Mike.

Recovery in Your Community

Recovery in Your Community

Tuesday, 27 March 2012 6:11 p.m. by RenewBrighton Popular

Kia ora koutou,

CERA's latest announcement hasn't made life any easier for our Southshore friends; kia kaha. I hope when April arrives that you hear the results you need.

Many others are confronted with terminology that we've never had the need to know, until recently. My background in landscaping has meant I understand how contracts need to be managed, but it doesn't make me an engineer! I've learnt to live with liquefaction (and have found it to be a rather reasonable growing ...

Day 398 - CanCERN provides Govt with 3 solutions that will solve insurance & EQC issues for many residents

Day 398 - CanCERN provides Govt with 3 solutions that will solve insurance & EQC issues for many residents

Tuesday, 27 March 2012 9:00 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular


27/3/2012

Influential residents collective, CanCERN, is today calling for government to step in and implement three measures designed to streamline and speed up insurance and EQC settlements for Canterbury homeowners.

They involve instructing EQC to align its interpretation of ‘replacement value’ with homeowners’ insurance policies, paying out homeowners where EQC and insurers agree on the total damage figure but can’t agree due to apportionment issues, and convening a working ...

Vegetable gardening  workshop

Vegetable gardening workshop

Monday, 26 March 2012 9:07 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Australian insurance - resilience rating of properties.

Australian insurance - resilience rating of properties.

Monday, 26 March 2012 8:47 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Day 396 - Coronation St rep

Day 396 - Coronation St rep

Sunday, 25 March 2012 1:23 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Deborah Hooker is the new rep for Coronation St on the Addington Action committee. Deborah can also use NZ sign language and will act as a translator for members of the deaf community seeking help from Addington Action.

March Update

March Update

Sunday, 25 March 2012 6:00 a.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

Day 395 - Addington Time Bank

Day 395 - Addington Time Bank

Saturday, 24 March 2012 8:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

The was launched today with a working bee in St Mary's Church Addington.

 I got to cut the ribbon.





The working bee was to take care of the beautiful old historic church and grounds.

Addington Action will be referring many of those needing minor assistance to the time bank, so that it can concentrate on assisting those who are suffering from the worst effects of the quakes and need serious help.

To join the Addington Timebank contact Cherylan at M ...

Day 395 - fundraising BBQ at Canterbury Crusaders

Day 395 - fundraising BBQ at Canterbury Crusaders

Saturday, 24 March 2012 8:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Addington Action ran a fundraising BBQ outside the Canterbury Crusaders new home grounds earlier tonight for the veggie garden projects.

Brendon, Trudy, Amanda and Mike cooked and sold 150 sausages for $2 each from 5pm till 6.30pm. We could have sold another 50 to the big crowds.

The fund raising BBQ's will be repeated at other events on a regular basis.

Parliamentary report on the Canterbury earthquake emergency response

Parliamentary report on the Canterbury earthquake emergency response

Saturday, 24 March 2012 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

A Parliamentary committee has found that the Government's emergency response system was not adequate to the needs of the February 22nd earthquake. Brief, and generally a reflection of what was experienced on the ground, it concludes with the news that there will be a cross-Government exercise to evaluate the lessons from the Government response to the earthquakes. The following is from the

It is Neighbours Day this weekend

It is Neighbours Day this weekend

Friday, 23 March 2012 10:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Kia ora koutou,

Day 394 -green room

Day 394 -green room

Friday, 23 March 2012 7:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today Tony and Mike finished off painting a room 2 coats of green.


A little bit of wood trim, wash and paint the window, lay the carpet, pick up curtains and a rail from the Curtain Bank. Then move the woman into her rebuilt bedroom from the garage she is living in.

EQC- FAQ on TC3 land

EQC- FAQ on TC3 land

Friday, 23 March 2012 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Day 393 - painting

Day 393 - painting

Thursday, 22 March 2012 3:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today we primed up a room with wall board sealer. Took most of the day.

Update: Opting out of Fletcher/EQR

Update: Opting out of Fletcher/EQR

Thursday, 22 March 2012 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CERA Earthquake recovery update newsletter

CERA Earthquake recovery update newsletter

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 8:34 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The latest CERA Earthquake recovery update newsletter is available on their website here. Topics include: Free financial advice for residential red zone property owners (page 3) Checklist for red zone residents (page 4) SCIRT update Section 45 notices at Redcliffs and Sumner New "pop-up" cinema Rebuild Christchurch's "Let's Get it Done" day River of flowers commemorating 22 February HomeShare

Day 392 - Another veggie garden and maybe chickens

Day 392 - Another veggie garden and maybe chickens

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 5:12 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

This afternoon Mike and Tony shifted a big pile of demolition timber from the site of a new veggie garden that is going in a back yard in Parlane St. The wood was dropped off at a home in Feilding St for firewood.

We also did a run to the metal recyclers getting rid of a big pile of scrap metal, which also raised $30. Then the grass and weeds got sprayed off. In 2 weeks it will be dug over to be ready for cultivating.

The veggie garden will be for the use of 5 households - Keith, S ...

Day 392 - visit to Bryndwyr fruit and veggie co-op

Day 392 - visit to Bryndwyr fruit and veggie co-op

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 5:04 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular




Its 7am and the truck has just arrived at St Aidens Church in Bryndwyr. Loaded up with 50 crates of fruit and veggies for the Bryndwyr Fruit & Veggie Co-op.

The crates are quickly unloaded with a team of strong helpers and stacked into neat rows for pick packing.

Each order gets a bag of veggies and a bag of fruit, all very fresh and in excellent condition. They are prepaid, cost $10 each and are worth about $25 each.

Today over 500 prepaid orders were made u ...

Day 392 - visit to Bryndwr fruit and veggie co-op

Day 392 - visit to Bryndwr fruit and veggie co-op

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 5:04 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular




Its 7am and the truck has just arrived at St Aidens Church in Bryndwr. Loaded up with 50 crates of fruit and veggies for the Bryndwr Fruit & Veggie Co-op.

The crates are quickly unloaded with a team of strong helpers and stacked into neat rows for pick packing.

Each order gets a bag of veggies and a bag of fruit, all very fresh and in excellent condition. They are prepaid, cost $10 each and are worth about $25 each.

Today 518 prepaid orders were made up to be ...

Insurance and the Queensland floods

Insurance and the Queensland floods

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Day 390 - Oceania rest home workers fight for a living wage

Day 390 - Oceania rest home workers fight for a living wage

Monday, 19 March 2012 7:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Rest home workers organised by SFWU and NZNO picket Villa Gardens at 207 Lincoln Rd Addington today. Megan Woods, Labour MP for Wigram joined the picket as did representatives of MUNZ and NDU. There were lots of toots of support from passing vehicles.



Hundreds and hundreds of and members from over 58 held nationwide stopworks on 14 March. In Auckland union members marched on Oceania Head Office. Members overwhelmingly endorsed further strike action for today 19 March.

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Whakaora. Whakahaumanu. Whakahou.

Whakaora. Whakahaumanu. Whakahou.

Monday, 19 March 2012 2:35 p.m. by RenewBrighton Popular

I am fascinated by language and culture, by origins and development. My own origin and development plagued me: for some time I was often ashamed of my English heritage but proud of being . This is all a recent development of course because at school I was bored by history.

*Yawn* who really wants to learn about the names of ships and when they arrived?

My adult self became fascinated by our earlier settlers simply because there seemed to be so little information about them. T ...

Whakaora. Whakahaumanu. Whakahou.

Whakaora. Whakahaumanu. Whakahou.

Monday, 19 March 2012 2:35 p.m. by RenewBrighton

I am fascinated by language and culture, by origins and development. My own origin and development plagued me: for some time I was often ashamed of my English heritage but proud of being . This is all a recent development of course because at school I was bored by history.

*Yawn* who really wants to learn about the names of ships and when they arrived?

My adult self became fascinated by our earlier settlers simply because there seemed to be so little information about them. T ...