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Putting stuff up from the floor

Putting stuff up from the floor

Saturday, 17 March 2012 10:07 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Brookhaven - GeoTech investigations have started

Brookhaven - GeoTech investigations have started

Saturday, 17 March 2012 2:20 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

Day 388 - Addington man dies in house fire

Day 388 - Addington man dies in house fire

Saturday, 17 March 2012 2:02 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

This morning a 42 year old Addington man was killed in an early morning house fire at 11 Ruskin St. The Fire Service was notified at 4.55am and units from the City and Addington stations came.

The dead man was well known in the area, was one of those being assisted by Addington Action and will be sadly missed.

His name will be published once next of kin have been  notified.

Ethical human rights likely to be many children’s and freedom’s last hope in New Zealand

Ethical human rights likely to be many children’s and freedom’s last hope in New Zealand

Friday, 16 March 2012 11:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

wRITTEN BY,  Anthony Ravlich Chairperson Human Rights Council (New Zealand) 10D/15 City Rd. Auckland City. Ph: (0064) (09) 940 9658. www.hrc2001.org.nz

Remembering Avonside - a year on

Remembering Avonside - a year on

Friday, 16 March 2012 10:30 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Christchurch and Hanmer professional photographer Tony Bridge recently visited Avonside to see and photograph what remains. He has written about it on his website here.  Along with Tony's reflections are those of an anonymous person who has also photographed the area, this time from the perspective of a long term resident who grew up in the area. Despite it being a photography website there

Rules on damaged TC3 sites delayed

Rules on damaged TC3 sites delayed

Friday, 16 March 2012 6:35 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

Day 387 - house insulation starts

Day 387 - house insulation starts

Friday, 16 March 2012 2:19 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Community Energy Action on the job today putting in ceiling insulation for a house that Addington Action is fixing.





Andy with something that looks like it could be used for catching eels but is the tool of choice for shifting ceiling batts

Playtime – a temporary architecture-cum-outdoor-cinema project

Playtime – a temporary architecture-cum-outdoor-cinema project

Friday, 16 March 2012 1:20 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Playtime is a temporary architectural installation-cum-cinema, created in response to French filmmaker Jacques Tati’s 1967 film of the same name. The venue will be used to screen a mini-festival of Tati’s films through until the end of March.

Gap Filler’s Dance-O-Mat project

Gap Filler’s Dance-O-Mat project

Friday, 16 March 2012 1:16 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Dance-O-Mat is a dance floor with coin-operated lighting and sound courtesy of a converted washing machine; a creative mashing of a dance studio or club with a laundromat.

LYFE (Linwood Youth Festival Experience)

LYFE (Linwood Youth Festival Experience)

Friday, 16 March 2012 12:54 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

LYFE (Linwood Youth Festival Experience) is back bigger and better than ever!  The annual block party returns to Linwood Park, opposite Eastgate on Saturday 17 March from 12 noon to 4pm to celebrate and support local youth.

Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2012

Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2012

Friday, 16 March 2012 12:46 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2012 (NDA) is proudly being delivered this year as part of a collaboration between the Mental Health Foundation, Inspiring Communities, Lifewise and Neighbourhood Support.

CHANGE TO THE ROAD RULES

CHANGE TO THE ROAD RULES

Friday, 16 March 2012 12:27 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

At 5am on Sunday 25th  March two of the give way rules are changing to make our roads safer. Check out www.giveway.govt.nz for more information. Perhaps try the quiz http://www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/around-nz/new-rule-quiz.html

Fun day at Holy Trinity reminder

Fun day at Holy Trinity reminder

Thursday, 15 March 2012 9:00 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

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

Avonside Red Zone workshops

Avonside Red Zone workshops

Wednesday, 14 March 2012 8:54 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Those in Avonside who own property Red zoned last month should have received a letter from CERA advising that Red Zone workshops are to be held at the end of this month. If you don't have your letter by tomorrow's post ring CERA (see number below) to check if they have the correct postal address for you. There will be two identical workshops and you can elect to go to one. They are being

New Brighton Pier

New Brighton Pier

Wednesday, 14 March 2012 8:41 p.m. by RenewBrighton Popular


The first New Brighton pier was built in a traditional British style in 1894 by a privately owned company. There were penny arcades and even a nightclub to entertain visitors who came on holiday from the city. There it remained for , until Council ordered its demolition in 1965 due to its deterioration.


The Pier and Foreshore Society, founded by residents to try and save the pier, continued to campaign for a new pier. Thirty years of lobbying and fundraising in the community ra ...

Leading the Way

Leading the Way

Wednesday, 14 March 2012 8:13 p.m. by RenewBrighton

Despite for the most part falling off the news radar quake news still makes headlines. Today in The Press they were discussing how

In rebuilding Christchurch we have the chance to showcase our city to the world because, as the papers say, the numbers of buildings being demolished was just not acceptable in modern times. Architects and Engineers working together would then integrate modern earthquake technology into sustainable design.

Likewise, we have a similar opportunity in our ...

Day 385 - Community Energy Action Curtain Bank meets

Day 385 - Community Energy Action Curtain Bank meets

Wednesday, 14 March 2012 5:02 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular


held a meeting today to promote the . Held at at 10.30am, it was very well attended by members of a multitude of community groups who came to find out how the curtain bank works and to share experiences.

Tracy and Mike from Addington Action attended. Addington Action is now able to refer people for free curtains.

Day 384 - Addington Action reopens

Day 384 - Addington Action reopens

Tuesday, 13 March 2012 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

After a 2 week holiday break, Addington Action has now reopened. All regular activities will be restarting over the next few days.

There will be another 2 week break in early June.

Day 383 - $10,000 donation from Rotary

Day 383 - $10,000 donation from Rotary

Monday, 12 March 2012 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Good news - the Christchurch Rotary Earthquake Charitable Trust have agreed to donate $10,000 to Addington Action for the cost of repairs of uninsured homes.

The cheque is being posted out.

And, over the last few weeks, $300 in total has also been donated by 4 individuals.

Thanks again Rotary.

AGM tonight

AGM tonight

Monday, 12 March 2012 6:26 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Our AGM is tonight, 7.00pm in the staffroom at AGHS. .

Creating Cohesion

Creating Cohesion

Sunday, 11 March 2012 6:16 p.m. by RenewBrighton

The ball's rolling.

Thursday night several community leaders gathered at the New Brighton Community Gardens where the primary topic for discussion was the recovery of our community: New Brighton.

Research undertaken world wide has shown that community led recovery initiatives appear to be particularly successful and often contribute to the wider recovery. Superb examples of this would include Broadmoor in New Orleans (following Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures in 2005), C ...

Culture Galore – Saturday 10th March 2012

Culture Galore – Saturday 10th March 2012

Friday, 9 March 2012 10:58 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Experience the world and celebrate cultural diversity at Ray Blank Park! More than 50 different cultural performances and demonstrations, a huge variety of ethnic foods, art and crafts for sale and loads of fun activities for the whole family.

small  artworks for people whose homes or businesses are red-stickered or red-zoned.

small artworks for people whose homes or businesses are red-stickered or red-zoned.

Friday, 9 March 2012 10:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

I’m proposing to make small  artworks for people whose homes or businesses are red-stickered or red-

Shirley/Papanui Community Board Agenda -14 March

Shirley/Papanui Community Board Agenda -14 March

Friday, 9 March 2012 9:28 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The agenda weblink is attached for your information.  www.ccc.govt.nz/council/agendas/2012/march/shirleypapanui14th/index.asp

update from CanCERN

update from CanCERN

Friday, 9 March 2012 9:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

TC3 – CERA update

Christ Church Cathedral damage - CERA video

Christ Church Cathedral damage - CERA video

Friday, 9 March 2012 9:07 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CERA have produced a video explaining the extent of the damage caused to the Cathedral by the earthquakes on the 23rd of December last year. The 4m 58sec video is a tour of the outside of the Cathedral with explanations of the damage done, and the increased weaknesses in the structure. There are also a few shots from photographs taken inside after the 23rd. The video is on the CERA website

The St Albans News – March issue

The St Albans News – March issue

Friday, 9 March 2012 12:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Radiation effects on bird life: Fukushima and Chernobyl

Radiation effects on bird life: Fukushima and Chernobyl

Thursday, 8 March 2012 2:10 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

The problems that plague us: Japan and Christchurch

The problems that plague us: Japan and Christchurch

Thursday, 8 March 2012 1:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Ellerslie Show exhibitors back our Project

Ellerslie Show exhibitors back our Project

Wednesday, 7 March 2012 3:13 p.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

 

Sounds of the Japanese earthquake

Sounds of the Japanese earthquake

Wednesday, 7 March 2012 11:01 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Late Summer Update (Renewsletter)

Late Summer Update (Renewsletter)

Tuesday, 6 March 2012 1:42 p.m. by RenewBrighton Popular

Kia ora folks,
I'd like to start by saying a special hello to all the new subscribers- thanks for coming along.
This newsletter's primary focus is to talk about our recovery and to pass on information I have received that I think you might find useful. Please, print this, pass it on and forward it- this is all information to be shared. This eNewsletter will be distributed fortnightly, but I will post daily on the and inbetween times on the . Follow the link- do you want to see ...

Late Summer Update (Renewsletter)

Late Summer Update (Renewsletter)

Tuesday, 6 March 2012 1:42 p.m. by RenewBrighton

Kia ora folks,
I'd like to start by saying a special hello to all the new subscribers- thanks for coming along.
This newsletter's primary focus is to talk about our recovery and to pass on information I have received that I think you might find useful. Please, print this, pass it on and forward it- this is all information to be shared. This eNewsletter will be distributed fortnightly, but I will post daily on the and inbetween times on the . Follow the link- do you want to see ...

New Brighton: Canterburys Playground

New Brighton: Canterbury's Playground

Tuesday, 6 March 2012 11:05 a.m. by RenewBrighton

Published by the New Brighton Publicity Committee, its objective was to call attention to the many attractions of New brighton as a Seaside and Health Resort. There were picture theatres, a recreation hall, hot salt water baths- all things you wished for at the wishing tree, in fact. Goes to show that things haven't changed much at all! This lovely booklet mentions that New Brighton beach is often referred to as the finest in the Southern Hemisphere- If you browse further there are photos of ...

New Brighton: Canterburys Playground

New Brighton: Canterbury's Playground

Tuesday, 6 March 2012 11:05 a.m. by RenewBrighton Popular

Published by the New Brighton Publicity Committee, its objective was to call attention to the many attractions of New brighton as a Seaside and Health Resort. There were picture theatres, a recreation hall, hot salt water baths- all things you wished for at the wishing tree, in fact. Goes to show that things haven't changed much at all!This lovely booklet mentions that New Brighton beach is often referred to as the finest in the Southern Hemisphere- If you browse further there are photos of Th ...

Australian Parliamentary report on the not very good post-disaster performance of insurance companies

Australian Parliamentary report on the not very good post-disaster performance of insurance companies

Monday, 5 March 2012 9:05 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

As a result of perceived poor performance by Australian insurance companies during and after natural disasters, the Australian Federal Parliament instituted an investigation. On the 27th of February this year the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs presented it's report, In the Wake of Disasters, to Parliament (download it from here). Volume 1 covered the operation of the

Art of living courses

Art of living courses

Sunday, 4 March 2012 10:46 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Beyond GDP – A Genuine Progress Indicator for New Zealand

Beyond GDP – A Genuine Progress Indicator for New Zealand

Sunday, 4 March 2012 12:21 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Most “developed” country governments, not least NZ, put economic growth at the head of their policy objectives. In recent years, evidence from these countries has been mounting that the

EQC TC3 update

EQC TC3 update

Saturday, 3 March 2012 12:32 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

More info on TC3 geotechnical assessments  Last month we advised that geotechnical assessment for the building claims on TC3 properties with foundation damage begins this month. The assessment, which involves on-site testing and off-site geotechnical analysis, is to get the foundation repair/replacement exactly right, and is a Department of Building and Housing requirement. The assessment is needed for any repair or rebuild to foundations, regardless of whether the house claim is being mana ...

Free digital set top box offer

Free digital set top box offer

Friday, 2 March 2012 10:30 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Over 75, Invalids Benefit, Veterans Pension - Click here to get Free Digital Set Top Box connected to your TV.  Call 0800 838 800 for more info.

Temporary Accommodation Assistance

Temporary Accommodation Assistance

Friday, 2 March 2012 10:29 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

– The following are the official responses CanCERN had with regard to TAA eligibility. Eligibility if you have moved to temporary accommodation outside Canterbury?

CanCERN update on insurance and EQC issues

CanCERN update on insurance and EQC issues

Friday, 2 March 2012 10:27 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

CanCERN Surveys / Data Collection

CanCERN Surveys / Data Collection

Friday, 2 March 2012 10:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Christ Church Cathedral - demolition update

Christ Church Cathedral - demolition update

Friday, 2 March 2012 8:25 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Anglican Bishop Victoria Matthews has released a media statement on what is intended to be done to the Cathedral. It will be deconstructed to a level of 2 to 3 metres, using great care and avoiding heavy equipment. The Bishop's media statement is here. It concludes with a Q&A section covering the following issues: What was the decision making process? Why is this decision happening now? How

EQC - addition to FAQ on deciding how to settle a claim.

EQC - addition to FAQ on deciding how to settle a claim.

Thursday, 1 March 2012 10:10 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular




wishes in a cloud

wishes in a cloud

Thursday, 1 March 2012 3:40 p.m. by RenewBrighton