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Earthquake Royal Commission - Cathedral 32 (the Press building)

Earthquake Royal Commission - Cathedral 32 (the Press building)

Tuesday, 31 January 2012 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

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Latest Information from EQC

Latest Information from EQC

Monday, 30 January 2012 9:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Day 341 - Celebrating quake action

Day 341 - Celebrating quake action

Monday, 30 January 2012 2:04 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular


30/1/2012

By Nick Tolerton
Addington Action members will celebrate a remarkable year next month after inspiring the residents of their venerable suburb to get back on their feet after the earthquakes.


However, they won't have time to party - resident Mike Peters, who set up the group the day after the February 22 disaster, reckons the celebration might just be a cake at the next meeting.

Mr Peters is Addington Action's organiser, working with a committee of 50 - e ...

Day 341 - Group helps poor, uninsured families

Day 341 - Group helps poor, uninsured families

Monday, 30 January 2012 12:09 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular


30/1/2012

By Nicole Mathewson

A community group set up after the February earthquake is working as the "ambulance at the bottom of the cliff" to help quake-hit families where other agencies have failed.

Addington Action, covering southern Christchurch from Phillipstown to Hoon Hay, has done about 800 jobs for 500 households on 115 streets since the quake.

The work has included emergency repairs on about 115 uninsured homes, delivering food parcels and offering su ...

Day 341 - Boost for local community group

Day 341 - Boost for local community group

Monday, 30 January 2012 8:29 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular


29/01/2012


'Get people back up, and they'll do the rest'












Earthquake recovery work in Addington has received a $5000 boost thanks to funding recently received from the Nippon Volunteer Network Active in Disaster (NVNAD).

The money is part of the $17,000 donated by NVNAD last week to the Christchurch rebuild.

The $5,000 funding will go towards the work being done by Addington Action in the local community.

Run ...

Addington Action - newsletter

Addington Action - newsletter

Saturday, 28 January 2012 8:45 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

One of the best organised of community groups Addington Actionhave put out another newsletter. It is very good example of a community supporting itself. The newsletter: Hi peopleAddington Action is a working committee made up of a resident from each street, workplace union delegates, church ministers and school principals. It meets monthly to co-ordinate activity and is evolving rapidly.

Day 339 - happy work day

Day 339 - happy work day

Saturday, 28 January 2012 4:18 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Gordon, Mike, Michael, Tony and Susan worked on 3 homes today clearing back yards. The day started with a nice surprise - Deon Swiggs from Rebuild Christchurch Foundation presented a cheque of $5,000 to Addington Action. The money was raised by a Japanese group, Nippon Volunteer Network Active in Disaster (NVNAD).

So today was clearing, mowing, chainsawing, raking, sorting and smiling.

There will be a break with the working bees while the Addington Action buys a work truck hopefull ...

Day 339 - Japanese Donation to Help Addington Community

Day 339 - Japanese Donation to Help Addington Community

Saturday, 28 January 2012 9:00 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Earthquake recovery work in Addington is getting a $5000 boost.

Coming out of the $17,000 recently donated to the Rebuild Christchurch Foundation by the Nippon Volunteer Network Active in Disaster (NVNAD), the $5000 will make a big difference to the work of Addington Action in the local community.

Run entirely by volunteers, Addington Action spokesman, Mike Peters, says the group completed 700 jobs for 430 households on 112 streets in the first 250 days following February 22, 201 ...

Land assessments complete, reports coming by April

Land assessments complete, reports coming by April

Friday, 27 January 2012 9:06 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular



All initial assessments of land claims were completed by EQC’s engineers by 17 December 2011. Individual reports for each property are currently being prepared and checked. We will provide customers with their land reports. The report will provide an overview of the nature and extent of the damage sustained to land and will be in a format that is easily understandable for the customer.

To finalise these reports, we need additional LiDAR data. LiDAR aerial mapping identifies the ch ...

Land assessments complete, reports coming by April

Land assessments complete, reports coming by April

Friday, 27 January 2012 9:06 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven



All initial assessments of land claims were completed by EQC’s engineers by 17 December 2011. Individual reports for each property are currently being prepared and checked. We will provide customers with their land reports. The report will provide an overview of the nature and extent of the damage sustained to land and will be in a format that is easily understandable for the customer.

To finalise these reports, we need additional LiDAR data. LiDAR aerial mapping identifies the ch ...

Day 338 - heaps done again

Day 338 - heaps done again

Friday, 27 January 2012 6:38 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today the team was Susan, Mike, Michael and Tony who started at 9am and did these jobs.

We finished at 4.30pm

Community Meeting for Ferrymead Brookhaven Residents

Community Meeting for Ferrymead Brookhaven Residents

Friday, 27 January 2012 5:08 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular


Burwood-Pegasus Ward By-election 2012  -  voting progress

Burwood-Pegasus Ward By-election 2012 - voting progress

Friday, 27 January 2012 1:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular







The Student Volunteer Army is planning volunteer days throughout the year and need projects!

The Student Volunteer Army is planning volunteer days throughout the year and need projects!

Thursday, 26 January 2012 9:54 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Student Volunteer Army is looking for projects to help with, by providing the labour and energy to help groups improve their communities.  Let them know of a site where they could build or help build a community garden, a BMX track, or could help paint over graffiti, or need gardening assistance in a community spot.

How are you coping with the on going Aftershocks?

How are you coping with the on going Aftershocks?

Thursday, 26 January 2012 7:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

We’d like to help.

Day 337 - monthly meeting votes for a work base

Day 337 - monthly meeting votes for a work base

Thursday, 26 January 2012 7:54 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Addington Action held it's monthly meeting last night. The committee discussed and tweaked the work underway.

The meeting also voted to obtain a premises in Addington to use as a work base for the volunteers, so that more work could be efficiently undertaken in the area. Will be looking for a house with double garage for 2 years.

Lonely Planet - free Guide to Christchurch

Lonely Planet - free Guide to Christchurch

Thursday, 26 January 2012 1:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Day 336 - Addington residents continue to work to help each other

Day 336 - Addington residents continue to work to help each other

Wednesday, 25 January 2012 2:36 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Addington Action is a working committee made up of a resident from each street, workplace union delegates, church ministers and school principals. It meets monthly to co-ordinate activity and is evolving rapidly. Volunteers are co-ordinated by cell phone text messages.


So far around 800 jobs have been done for 500 households on 115 streets in 336 days. At anyone time, 20 jobs are underway and 50 are waiting to start. Addington Action is functioning as the ambulance at the bottom of t ...

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch earthquake recovery fund

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch earthquake recovery fund

Wednesday, 25 January 2012 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Christchurch Stadium

Christchurch Stadium

Tuesday, 24 January 2012 9:50 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular



Belladonna Film Trust / Canterbury Short Film Festival

Belladonna Film Trust / Canterbury Short Film Festival

Tuesday, 24 January 2012 2:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Free short film screenings Papanui RSA 25 Jan Regards Aden Shillito Belladonna Film Trust / Canterbury Short Film Festival http://www.facebook.com/pages/Canterbury-Short-Film-Festival/272717519415895

Recent seismic activity - CERA programme now on YouTube

Recent seismic activity - CERA programme now on YouTube

Tuesday, 24 January 2012 1:30 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The programme, produced by CTV for CERA, was originally shown on Maori TV. Over a period of 29 minutes a panel discuss the earthquakes so far experienced, and what the expectations are for the future. The YouTube version is here. .

Shirley Papanui St Albans Community Board Minutes

Shirley Papanui St Albans Community Board Minutes

Tuesday, 24 January 2012 9:56 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Mairehau February issue

The Mairehau February issue

Tuesday, 24 January 2012 9:54 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Keep up to date with the CERA Community Forum

Keep up to date with the CERA Community Forum

Tuesday, 24 January 2012 9:52 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Vintage Sale – 29th Jan

Vintage Sale – 29th Jan

Tuesday, 24 January 2012 8:07 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

https://www.facebook.com/events/151009935012352/

Recent seismic activity - CERA programme on Maori TV.

Recent seismic activity - CERA programme on Maori TV.

Friday, 20 January 2012 9:59 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 331 - tool maintenance

Day 331 - tool maintenance

Friday, 20 January 2012 4:05 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today Tony, Susan, Michael and Mike spent the morning doing deliveries and buying supplies. This afternoon we did basic maintenance on our gear.
The plan is that in future, the last half hour of each day will be spent cleaning and maintaining gear.

2012 Spring Festival

2012 Spring Festival

Friday, 20 January 2012 10:09 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Time: 11:00am—4:00pm

Saving plants in the Red zones

Saving plants in the Red zones

Thursday, 19 January 2012 9:32 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular




Day 330 - a day off

Day 330 - a day off

Thursday, 19 January 2012 8:30 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today was supposed to be a day off! Ha!

First there was an interview for a national magazine this morning, and in the afternoon, checking out 4WD and commercial vehicles at car yards around Addington. Then a request for text for a display panel for an upcoming museum display on the anniversary of February 22.

In between lots of cups of coffee.

Jan 18: 10m2 office build project – (#13)

Jan 18: 10m2 office build project – (#13)

Thursday, 19 January 2012 12:55 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler is has an office of its own! SHAC (Sustainable Habitat Challenge) from Dunedin were at work on a gap in Sydenham, Christchurch  with their crew on some of ours in early January. Their organisation aims to showcase sustainable building practices and get young people motivated to make a difference to their community. From [...]

Day 329 - Food parcels delivered

Day 329 - Food parcels delivered

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 8:14 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

This weeks food parcels were picked up and delivered by a skeleton crew today. More volunteers will be back next week.

Cooperative Sections - affordable sections meeting

Cooperative Sections - affordable sections meeting

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 7:25 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Cooperative Sections is a project to identify areas where affordable land is available and work co-operatively to purchase and develop land for housing. From their website: The solution - Co-operate with a like-minded group of people to get a section at a 30% discount to typical current market prices.  This both gives you an affordable section and additional equity equal to the difference

Vintage Sale

Vintage Sale

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 8:07 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

https://www.facebook.com/events/151009935012352/

Edgeware Village Woes

Edgeware Village Woes

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 11:07 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

By: Amanda South | Newstalk ZB

Earthquake Royal Commission  -  Hotel Grand Chancellor

Earthquake Royal Commission - Hotel Grand Chancellor

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 9:20 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Earthquake Royal Commission resumed hearings today with statements from witnesses regarding the Grand Chancellor Hotel. Today's transcripts are available from the Commission's document library (here) for the following: Seismic Performance of the Hotel Grand Chancellor : Findings and Recommendations - Presentation by Professor Stefano Pampanin Hotel Grand Chancellor hearing: Document

Day 328 - food parcels ordered

Day 328 - food parcels ordered

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 8:11 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today the first lot of food parcel requests for Addington were ordered. Pickup was supposed to be today but a local resident fell and ended up in intensive care, diverting some volunteers to other responsibilities.

Fletchers/EQR and repair issues

Fletchers/EQR and repair issues

Monday, 16 January 2012 9:29 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular









Day 327 - Addington Action office reopens for 2012

Day 327 - Addington Action office reopens for 2012

Monday, 16 January 2012 2:36 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today the office of Addington Action reopened for 2012. All activities that closed down for the holidays have restarted.

327 - Addington Action office reopens for 2012

327 - Addington Action office reopens for 2012

Monday, 16 January 2012 2:33 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today the office of Addington Action reopened for 2012. All activities that closed down for the holidays have restarted.

Avon-Otakaro  Network (AvON) Update

Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON) Update

Sunday, 15 January 2012 10:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Edgeware Rd Works Update

Edgeware Rd Works Update

Sunday, 15 January 2012 10:44 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Earthquake Update from the Mayoral Meeting

Earthquake Update from the Mayoral Meeting

Sunday, 15 January 2012 10:26 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Day 326 - Tony you work too hard

Day 326 - Tony you work too hard

Sunday, 15 January 2012 6:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today one of the volunteers got bored at home so turned up to work on his day off. Tony spent the day clearing up the section on Parlane St.

Day 325 - Plan B

Day 325 - Plan B

Saturday, 14 January 2012 8:01 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

We headed off in the morning to put in new ceiling lining and insulation in a rain damaged house. The roof leaked after the Feb 22 quakes. The house also needs another exterior coat of paint.

The owner wasn't home and it turned out she was very sick, so Plan B!

Susan, Mike, Michael and Stu headed back to Parlane St to do backup jobs.
The original jobs will now be done next Saturday.

Insurance companies on possible building delays

Insurance companies on possible building delays

Friday, 13 January 2012 9:45 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular





Day 324 - metal run

Day 324 - metal run

Friday, 13 January 2012 6:32 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

This morning, Susan, Tony, Michael and Mike did a run around Addington and Sydenham picking up scrap metal piles and taking the lot to the scrap metal dealers. The metal piles were the result of clearing many sections in the area. The proceeds of $149.40 went to pay for more building materials.

In the afternoon, we carried on clearing a back section in Parlane St of the uninsured home of an elderly chap whose wife died a few weeks back. The roof needs lots of repairs from earthquake damag ...

CERA survey on what people want from the rebuilt city centre

CERA survey on what people want from the rebuilt city centre

Thursday, 12 January 2012 8:15 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CERA are conducting an on-line Christchurch Central City Commercial Property Study of what is needed for the rebuilt city centre. From the CERA website: CERA is undertaking an in-depth survey to find out what property and business owners, and their customers, want from the re-built city centre.  This survey is designed to capture property owners' and users' intentions so CERA can help the

Community Forum - meeting agenda and notes

Community Forum - meeting agenda and notes

Thursday, 12 January 2012 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CERA have put the agenda and notes for Community Forum meetings on their website. The notes are a bit cryptic but show that real issues are being considered. They are here. .

Earthquake basics - Liquefaction

Earthquake basics - Liquefaction

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Day 320 - rubble run

Day 320 - rubble run

Tuesday, 10 January 2012 9:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today we picked up and removed 5 trailer loads of rubble from 6 homes. The crew were Susan, Matt 2, Michael, Tony, Mike, Christine and Brook.

The rubble was taken to Lyttleton.

Will be doing a metal pick up and recycle trip on Friday.

Earthquake Recovery and Rebuild Update January 2012

Earthquake Recovery and Rebuild Update January 2012

Tuesday, 10 January 2012 8:15 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

Briefing from GNS Science seismologists on 6 January 2012
on
TV3 On Demand

or
Christchurch City Council YouTube Channel    This briefing is in 6 parts.

A good summary of Briefing held on January 6th - the first info since Dec 23rd 2011 by Christchurch Central MP Nicky Wagner 

A copy of TC3 Areas Information Booklet was sent out just before Christmas. The booklet has been prepared by CERA and other agencies working on Canterbury earthquake reco ...

Day 321 - food parcels resume next week

Day 321 - food parcels resume next week

Tuesday, 10 January 2012 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Addington Action will resume deliveries of food parcels next week.

The REAL Dirt on Liquefaction

The REAL Dirt on Liquefaction

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