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Day 523 - fruit & veggie co-op

Day 523 - fruit & veggie co-op

Tuesday, 31 July 2012 6:29 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Many Christchurch people are going hungry today through no fault of their own in a country that exports food around the world!.

This is because of very low wages, reduced work hours, unexpected earthquake costs, displacement, rapidly growing unemployment, rising food prices and benefit cuts.

Addington Action is organising



The fruit and veggie packs cost $10 each, contain between $20 to $30 worth of produce at supermarket prices, and can be ordered in a week in ...

Day 523 - fruit & veggie co-op

Day 523 - fruit & veggie co-op

Tuesday, 31 July 2012 6:29 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Many Christchurch people are going hungry today through no fault of their own in a country that exports food around the world!.

This is because of very low wages, reduced work hours, unexpected earthquake costs, displacement, rapidly growing unemployment, rising food prices and benefit cuts.

Addington Action is organising


The fruit and veggie packs cost $10 each, contain between $20 to $30 worth of produce at supermarket prices, and can be ordered in a week in adva ...

Jul 31: Interview with our Favourite – Kim Hill

Jul 31: Interview with our Favourite – Kim Hill

Tuesday, 31 July 2012 3:33 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

On Saturday morning, 28th July 2012, Ryan and Coralie had the pleasure of being on Kim Hill’s “Playing Favourite” programme.  Click here to listen, it’s pretty darn good!

Jul 31: How Johnny Moore created “Smash Palace”

Jul 31: How Johnny Moore created “Smash Palace”

Tuesday, 31 July 2012 2:19 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

A conversation with Johnny Moore about creating SMASH PALACE Coralie Winn, June, 2012   Very early on in our conversation about creating Smash Palace, Johnny says he thinks he was a bit naïve. He’d lost his business in the February quake (Goodbye Blue Monday) and had thought that as a result he would be given [...]

How Johnny Moore created “Smash Palace”

How Johnny Moore created “Smash Palace”

Tuesday, 31 July 2012 2:19 p.m. by GapFiller

A conversation with Johnny Moore about creating SMASH PALACE Coralie Winn, June, 2012   Very early on in our conversation about creating Smash Palace, Johnny says he thinks he was a bit naïve. He’d lost his business in the February quake (Goodbye Blue Monday) and had thought that as a result he would be given […]

Red Cross Canterbury Earthquakes Recovery Update July 2012

Red Cross Canterbury Earthquakes Recovery Update July 2012

Tuesday, 31 July 2012 9:23 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

The plan for a new central city

The plan for a new central city

Monday, 30 July 2012 8:33 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Views sought on planned bus changes

Views sought on planned bus changes

Monday, 30 July 2012 5:35 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Day 522 - Addington Action to open building

Day 522 - Addington Action to open building

Monday, 30 July 2012 10:44 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

A celebration is planned for noon Saturday September 1 to launch Addington Action's new base of operations.

The base will have a well equipped workshop to be used by volunteers to repair uninsured homes, an office and canteen and will also be the base for the packing centre of the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op.

Supporters are welcome to attend the opening.

Further details will be announced over the coming weeks.

Day 522 - Addington Action to open building

Day 522 - Addington Action to open building

Monday, 30 July 2012 10:44 a.m. by addingtonaction

A celebration is planned for noon Saturday September 1 to launch Addington Action's new base of operations.

The base will have a well equipped workshop to be used by volunteers to repair uninsured homes, an office and canteen and will also be the base for the packing centre of the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op.

Supporters are welcome to attend the opening.

Further details will be announced over the coming weeks.

Join the Movement for the Real Recovery

Join the Movement for the Real Recovery

Monday, 30 July 2012 10:40 a.m. by QuakeOutcasts Popular

Volunteers welcomed – Spring opportunities!

Volunteers welcomed – Spring opportunities!

Monday, 30 July 2012 8:43 a.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

 

Volunteers welcomed – Here is how they help

Volunteers welcomed – Here is how they help

Monday, 30 July 2012 8:43 a.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

Greening the Rubble has a volunteer team forming the charitable trust that will guide its work. Six trustees have offered their time and skills to govern the project, assisted by a less-formal Projects Advisory Group. The Trustees are: Judith Roper-Lindsay (chair), Meg Christie, Roy Montgomery, Shane Orchard, Suzanne Vallance (secretary) and Wade Robertson. They connect [...]

Day 521 - Christchurch Kerala Association help Rowley

Day 521 - Christchurch Kerala Association help Rowley

Sunday, 29 July 2012 3:48 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

This afternoon, members of the Christchurch Kerala Association (CKA) put up 40 street posters in Rowley to advertise the August 1 meetings to bring the fruit & veggie co-op to Hoon Hay.

The area covered was enclosed by Hendersons Rd - Halswell Rd - Redgrave St, and just south of Hoon Hay Park.

The posters were not laminated and are only designed to stay up till Thursday. Once 3 or 4 new distribution centres are firmly established, permanent laminated posters will go up in the a ...

Day 521 - Christchurch Kerala Association help Rowley

Day 521 - Christchurch Kerala Association help Rowley

Sunday, 29 July 2012 3:48 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

This afternoon, members of the Christchurch Kerala Association (CKA) put up 40 street posters in Rowley to advertise the August 1 meetings to bring the fruit & veggie co-op to Hoon Hay.

The area covered was enclosed by Hendersons Rd - Halswell Rd - Redgrave St, and just south of Hoon Hay Park.

The posters were not laminated and are only designed to stay up till Thursday. Once 3 or 4 new distribution centres are firmly established, permanent laminated posters will go up in the a ...

Day 521 - Christchurch Kerela Association help Rowley

Day 521 - Christchurch Kerela Association help Rowley

Sunday, 29 July 2012 3:48 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

 

Govt Advisor: Red Zoning Has “No Legal Status”

Govt Advisor: Red Zoning Has “No Legal Status”

Friday, 27 July 2012 5:21 p.m. by QuakeOutcasts Popular

he ra moumahara

he ra moumahara

Friday, 27 July 2012 3:57 p.m. by RenewBrighton Popular


Day 519 - EQC Campaign Committee established

Day 519 - EQC Campaign Committee established

Friday, 27 July 2012 2:30 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Addington Action established an EQC Campaign Committee at its recent monthly membership meeting. This is in response to demands from affected members and residents from the area the Addington Action organises.

The Co-ordinator is Jo McLean.

Initial members of the committee are

Day 519 - EQC Campaign Committee established

Day 519 - EQC Campaign Committee established

Friday, 27 July 2012 2:30 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Addington Action established an EQC Campaign Committee at its recent monthly membership meeting. This is in response to requests from affected members and also from affected residents living in the working class area that Addington Action organises from Ensors Rd to Hendersons Rd.

The triggering point was the recent changes by EQC to opting out.

The intention is to run a very large effective public campaign to force through changes to EQC in the manner and way it deals with the pub ...

Assigning insurance policies

Assigning insurance policies

Friday, 27 July 2012 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Initial AGM, 26 July 2012.  Recliffs Bowling Club

Initial AGM, 26 July 2012. Recliffs Bowling Club

Thursday, 26 July 2012 11:59 p.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

Widespread community support for the Christchurch Coastal Pathway continues unabated, with over 80 people packing out the Redcliff’s Bowling Club for the inaugural AGM on Thursday 26th July. As guest speaker, Grant Porteous, planning director behind the creation of the …

Brown water in St Albans ‘safe to drink’

Brown water in St Albans ‘safe to drink’

Thursday, 26 July 2012 6:30 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

According to reports in the Press and a recorded council message, water in St Albans and adjacent suburbs was a bit discolored on Wednesday, but things are gradually getting clearer. The water is safe to drink.

Sunday walk in the park

Sunday walk in the park

Thursday, 26 July 2012 5:53 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Stretching Out at St Albans. Meet at St Albans Park in Edward Ave opposite Allard St at 10.30am on Sunday September 16. Find out a bit more about your neighborhood, meet your neighbours and other walkers and get some exercise at the same time. These walks,led by Warren Cain, are on flat ground and last for one hour. If getting to the starting point by bus look out for a 46 or an M bus.

Day 518 - Hoon Hay Presbyterian

Day 518 - Hoon Hay Presbyterian

Thursday, 26 July 2012 2:08 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Hoon Hay Presbyterian have agreed to provide space for a distribution centre to operate as part of the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op. The Parish Council discussed this at a recent meeting and they will also advertise the co-op to the church.

The Church is located at 5 Downing St, Hoon Hay.

Day 518 - Hoon Hay Presbyterian

Day 518 - Hoon Hay Presbyterian

Thursday, 26 July 2012 2:08 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Hoon Hay Presbyterian have agreed to provide space for a distribution centre to operate as part of the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op. The Parish Council discussed this proposal at a recent meeting and they will also advertise the co-op to the church.

The Church is located at 5 Downing St, Hoon Hay.

Thank you Rev Arii Taimataora and friends at Hoon Hay Presbyterian.

Alpine fault

Alpine fault

Thursday, 26 July 2012 9:40 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Deed of assignment documents needed

Deed of assignment documents needed

Thursday, 26 July 2012 7:54 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

TC3 Rallies to EQC and IAG

TC3 Rallies to EQC and IAG

Thursday, 26 July 2012 1:35 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

TC3 landowners will be taking to the streets of Addington to make sure that EQC and insurance companies are aware of their views. The rally begins at midday on August 8 with speeches and is followed by a march to EQC HQ on the corner of Clarence and Princess Streets and to nearby IAG.

Council communication audit report

Council communication audit report

Wednesday, 25 July 2012 9:38 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 517 - Addington Action adopts no violence policy

Day 517 - Addington Action adopts no violence policy

Wednesday, 25 July 2012 8:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Addington Action formally adopted a strict policy at all sites it operates at. This will be strictly enforced and any individuals who break this policy will be asked to leave immediately.

The policy was adopted at tonight monthly membership meeting of Addington Action. This is in response to a recent incident where a member of Addington Action was physically threatened by someone working for another organisation.

Day 517 - Addington Action adopts no violence policy

Day 517 - Addington Action adopts no violence policy

Wednesday, 25 July 2012 8:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Addington Action formally adopted a strict policy at all sites it operates at. This will be strictly enforced and any individuals who break this policy will be asked to leave immediately.

The policy was adopted at tonight monthly membership meeting of Addington Action. This is in response to a recent incident where a member of Addington Action was physically threatened at a project by someone working for another organisation involved in the same project.

LOST HERITAGE: 1 Eversleigh Street

LOST HERITAGE: 1 Eversleigh Street

Tuesday, 24 July 2012 7:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The New Zealand Historic Places Trust has removed item 3722 from its register of heritage buildings in Christchurch because the house has been demolished following the earthquakes. The house at the corner of 82 Springfield Road and 1 Eversleigh Street, St Albans, Christchurch, built in 1906, was registered as a Category 1 historic place.

BMX Pump Track: old Cafe Valentino site on Colombo St. – July 28th!

BMX Pump Track: old Cafe Valentino site on Colombo St. – July 28th!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012 6:55 p.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

                     

Police explosions and gunfire coming up in Burwood

Police explosions and gunfire coming up in Burwood

Tuesday, 24 July 2012 4:32 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Community Update 20 July 2012

Community Update 20 July 2012

Tuesday, 24 July 2012 1:03 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

 

Community Update 2 July 2012

Community Update 2 July 2012

Tuesday, 24 July 2012 1:02 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

 

Community Update 30 June 2012

Community Update 30 June 2012

Tuesday, 24 July 2012 12:32 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Please find below a message from Karen Theobald on arrangements post the White Zone announcement yesterday.

Why Few Cantabrians Interested in CERAs Strategy

Why Few Cantabrians Interested in CERA's Strategy

Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:03 a.m. by QuakeOutcasts Popular

Roadworks

Roadworks

Tuesday, 24 July 2012 2:46 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

CanCERN 2012 AGM Minutes

CanCERN 2012 AGM Minutes

Tuesday, 24 July 2012 2:31 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular


St Albans Conversation followup

St Albans Conversation followup

Tuesday, 24 July 2012 1:40 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

A followup to the St Albans Conversation Meeting earlier this year is being held on August 9 at the Edgeware Bowling Club at 6pm.

Helen Clark on disaster risk reduction

Helen Clark on disaster risk reduction

Tuesday, 24 July 2012 1:19 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Former Prime Minister, Helen Clarke will be speaking on Building Resilience -the importance of prioritizing disaster risk reduction at the Aurora Centre, Burnside High School at 6.30pm on August 15. This free lecture, the annual Hopkins lecture, is organized by Futureintech, an IPENZ initiative.

TC3 Rally – Monday July 30 outside CCC

TC3 Rally – Monday July 30 outside CCC

Tuesday, 24 July 2012 1:02 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular


URGENT – St Albans. TC3 homes with foundation damage: Do you have a written statement from EQC or your insurers?

URGENT – St Albans. TC3 homes with foundation damage: Do you have a written statement from EQC or your insurers?

Monday, 23 July 2012 11:21 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Do you have a written statement from EQC and/or an insurance company in regards to your house and its foundation damage?  These are urgently required for a meeting with EQC, CERA and the Dept of Housing later this week where they will be presented ”facts from their own mouths.” The information received will be depersonalised and collated.

Ansvar credit downgrade

Ansvar credit downgrade

Monday, 23 July 2012 7:45 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 514 - Builders laid off as earthquake recovery falters

Day 514 - Builders laid off as earthquake recovery falters

Sunday, 22 July 2012 11:35 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular


21/7/2012

According to the latest bulletin from The Earthquake Commission -


Action for Christchurch East has been talking with local trades people and Fletchers customers and we have been presented with a very different story...
Months after the September 2010 earthquake contractors and building firms were told to prepare for the pending flood of work, hire enough staff to deal with the rebuild, increase middle management levels and purchase the equipment necessary ...

Day 514 - Builders laid off as earthquake recovery falters

Day 514 - Builders laid off as earthquake recovery falters

Sunday, 22 July 2012 11:35 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular


21/7/2012

According to the latest bulletin from The Earthquake Commission -


Action for Christchurch East has been talking with local trades people and Fletchers customers and we have been presented with a very different story...
Months after the September 2010 earthquake contractors and building firms were told to prepare for the pending flood of work, hire enough staff to deal with the rebuild, increase middle management levels and purchase the equipment necessary ...

Builders laid off as earthquake recovery falters

Builders laid off as earthquake recovery falters

Saturday, 21 July 2012 10:35 p.m. by Actionforchcheast Popular






     In the past week the pricing allowances for materials has been stripped, leaving painters and plasterers dealing with $19 per square metre - a 20 per cent drop in pay!  CTU president Helen Kelly has labelled it "an abuse of contracted labour"
   
    To top it off we have heard that EQR hubs have explained to contractors that the work flow will be "at best one new job a week" for each firm. With the majori ...

Home personal assistants required

Home personal assistants required

Saturday, 21 July 2012 10:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Looking for fun energetic, reliable, flexible Home Personal Assistants to support a fun, independent outgoing female in her twenties with her personal support needs, which include assisting with showering and domestic support for about one hour in the morning. You’ll be working on a roster, Monday to Wednesday one week and Thursday to Sunday the next week. Call 0211330222 for an interview.

EQC - changes to the rules on non-structural repairs

EQC - changes to the rules on non-structural repairs

Saturday, 21 July 2012 6:19 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC announced yesterday that non-structural repairs under $15,000 (formally $10,000) will now be paid out to homeowners rather than passed to the Canterbury Home Repair Programme (Fletcher EQR). It appears that this will be an automatic process with homeowners having to opt back in if they don’t want to undertake the repairs themselves. The media release (here) reads: 20 Jul 2012 EQC has

EQC drilling plan update

EQC drilling plan update

Friday, 20 July 2012 9:17 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC updated it’s drilling plan on Thursday (here).

Day 513 - Addington School PTA to discuss co-op

Day 513 - Addington School PTA to discuss co-op

Friday, 20 July 2012 8:28 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

The Addington School PTA will be discussing whether to join the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op at its July 26 meeting. The proposal is to establish a distribution centre at the school run by parents for the school families on a Wednesday at end of school.

Day 513 - Addington School PTA to discuss co-op

Day 513 - Addington School PTA to discuss co-op

Friday, 20 July 2012 8:28 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

The Addington School PTA will be discussing whether to join the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op at its July 26 meeting. The proposal is to establish a distribution centre at the school run by parents for the school families on a Wednesday at end of school.

Latimer Hotel - first on the block

Latimer Hotel - first on the block

Friday, 20 July 2012 5:00 p.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

In Christchurch, what happens underground is very important.

Jul 20: Poetica – Instant Poetry project

Jul 20: Poetica – Instant Poetry project

Friday, 20 July 2012 2:29 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Blank central city wall comes to life on National Poetry Day! Urban poetry project, POETICA has produced an interactive poetry installation on the wall of 614 Colombo Street (former Begg’s Music store) for its first poetry project, The Instant Poetry Wall. The purpose of the project is to visualise the regeneration of Christchurch as an [...]

Poetica – Instant Poetry project

Poetica – Instant Poetry project

Friday, 20 July 2012 2:29 p.m. by GapFiller

Blank central city wall comes to life on National Poetry Day! Urban poetry project, POETICA has produced an interactive poetry installation on the wall of 614 Colombo Street (former Begg’s Music store) for its first poetry project, The Instant Poetry Wall. The purpose of the project is to visualise the regeneration of Christchurch as an […]

Red Zone workshops – Avonside and Wainoni Q&A available

Red Zone workshops – Avonside and Wainoni Q&A available

Friday, 20 July 2012 12:02 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular