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Day 269 - The Addington Fun Fair

Day 269 - The Addington Fun Fair

Saturday, 19 November 2011 5:00 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Gap Filler presents...The Addington Fun Fair!!!!

Saturday, 19 November
11 - 4pm
St Mary's Church Square, Addington

Come along to explore this special Gap Filler event that promises to be full of old-fashioned fun, colour, music and delight! 35 stalls (Addington-based and from across ChCh), live music all day, home-made carnival games, baking, bric-a-brac, seedlings, toffee apples, pony rides, bouncy castle, BBQ, Devonshire Teas, roaming performer ...

Roger Sutton - Explaining the Green Zone categories

Roger Sutton - Explaining the Green Zone categories

Friday, 18 November 2011 4:01 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Roger Sutton will be on Maori TV at 1.30 on Saturday explaining the new Green Zone technical categories. .

29th annual Crusaders Charity Cricket Match

29th annual Crusaders Charity Cricket Match

Thursday, 17 November 2011 11:37 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

CERA: zoning changes and updated Zones map

CERA: zoning changes and updated Zone's map

Thursday, 17 November 2011 10:47 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

St Albans Residents Association AGM

St Albans Residents Association AGM

Thursday, 17 November 2011 2:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Day 267 - green zone changes

Day 267 - green zone changes

Thursday, 17 November 2011 8:14 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Addington was in the green zone which has now been changed to grey, yellow or blue zones

 What type of zone affects repairs to foundations.

are holding meetings that the public can attend to find out more.

More information is available about ongoing public meetings, questions and answers, maps etc



Day 266 - Gap Filler wins a Civic Trust Award

Day 266 - Gap Filler wins a Civic Trust Award

Wednesday, 16 November 2011 10:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

was given a

Coralie Win from Gap Filler has also been the main organising force behind the April and November 2011 Addington Fun Fairs.





Gap Filler, administered by the Gap Filler Charitable Trust, is an initiative closely related to Greening the Rubble. It was initiated as a response to the 4 September earthquake and aims to engage local artists, both visual and performing arts of many disciplines, to temporarily activate, creatively vacant inner city sites. To ac ...

Earthquake Royal Commission - Peer review of the Department of Building and Housing technical investigation reports

Earthquake Royal Commission - Peer review of the Department of Building and Housing technical investigation reports

Wednesday, 16 November 2011 9:32 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Earthquake Royal Commission has received a peer review of the Department of Building and Housing's technical and investigation reports. From the Royal Commission's website: This report by William Holmes of Rutherford & Chekene consulting engineers in San Francisco peer reviews the following Department of Building and Housing technical investigation reports: Structural Performance of

Day 266 - CTU delegates election forum

Day 266 - CTU delegates election forum

Wednesday, 16 November 2011 9:19 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Last night I attended the Canterbury CTU election forum for union delegates as a representative of Addington Action. A number of community groups were invited to send representatives as part of an effort of strengthening ties amongst the organisations of working people.





2011 General Election

2011 General Election

Wednesday, 16 November 2011 1:47 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Orange to Green Community Meetings being organised by CERA

Orange to Green Community Meetings being organised by CERA

Tuesday, 15 November 2011 11:00 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Q & A by CERA -  Residential Green Zone Technical Categories

Q & A by CERA - Residential Green Zone Technical Categories

Tuesday, 15 November 2011 8:34 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular


The announcement of technical categories for foundation systems for residential properties in flat areas has prompted questions from Christchurch property owners.]

The technical categories – TC1 (grey), TC2 (yellow) and TC3 (blue) describe the foundation systems most likely to be required in the corresponding areas on the maps.  As this is an area wide classification, site specific geotech work will be required to determine the actual foundations required for each house in TC3 ar ...

Day 265 - paint prep

Day 265 - paint prep

Tuesday, 15 November 2011 5:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

The afternoon was spent washing and undercoating a room in an uninsured earthquake damaged house in Sydenham.

Day 264 - Show your Colour Crusade Rally

Day 264 - Show your Colour Crusade Rally

Monday, 14 November 2011 6:09 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

is organising a ‘Show your Colour Crusade’ at 2pm on Saturday 19 November at Cranmer Square to press for an independent Advocacy Commission.

“Not only to hold insurance companies to account but also the government, CERA and agencies like EQC and Fletchers..."

More info can be found on

Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network or WeCan! is a network of individuals and community groups that aim to:

UPDATE

WeCan! today published the responses of the main Insur ...

...we spoke too soon!

...we spoke too soon!

Monday, 14 November 2011 10:51 a.m. by Actionforchcheast Popular


Kia ora whanau,

Well as the title suggests it would seem the decision to wrap up the A.C.E blog may have been a tad too soon - the blog's site visits and discussions on the ground tell us that the articles and news offered on the page were reaching much further corners than first thought.

We have been contacted by countries across the World, in every continent, wanting to know more of what's happening in Christchurch since September 2010. The blog may have stopped but ...

...we spoke too soon!

...we spoke too soon!

Monday, 14 November 2011 10:20 a.m. by Actionforchcheast


Kia ora whanau,

Well as the title suggests it would seem the decision to wrap up the A.C.E blog may have been a tad too soon - the blog's site visits and discussions on the ground tell us that the articles and news offered on the page were reaching much further corners than first thought.

We have been contacted by countries across the World, in every continent, wanting to know more of what's happening in Christchurch since September 2010. The blog may have stopped but th ...

Green/Blue TC3 zone meetings starting tomorrow

Green/Blue TC3 zone meetings starting tomorrow

Sunday, 13 November 2011 8:02 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CERA/EQC/DBH Combind Meeting Woolston, Ferrymead, Brookhaven - Blue TC3 properties

CERA/EQC/DBH Combind Meeting Woolston, Ferrymead, Brookhaven - Blue TC3 properties

Sunday, 13 November 2011 3:21 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

It appears there have been some glitches in CERA comminications and not all residents have received letter advising of the following meetings with CERA, EQC & Department of Building & Housing

Day 262 - Roll up! Roll up! Gap Filler brings you another Fun Fair!

Day 262 - Roll up! Roll up! Gap Filler brings you another Fun Fair!

Saturday, 12 November 2011 8:00 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Gap Filler presents the Addington Fun Fair on Saturday, November 19 (rain day 20th) at St Mary’s Church Square. Bring everyone you know - kids of all ages - to an old-fashioned fair, full of colour, originality and delight! Featuring live music, roaming performers, a bouncy castle, pony rides, home-made carnival games, races and stalls - Gap Filler's Fun Fairs are rathe

Day 261 - cleanup and trim

Day 261 - cleanup and trim

Friday, 11 November 2011 3:59 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today the job was measuring and fitting trim for a room that has been gibed.

Also began clearing piles of rubbish from the section into one big pile.

Major road works on Woodham Road

Major road works on Woodham Road

Friday, 11 November 2011 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Friends of Packe Street Park Newsletter

Friends of Packe Street Park Newsletter

Thursday, 10 November 2011 9:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Friends of the Park at 125 – 129 Packe Street Inc     

Friends of Packe Street Park Outing

Friends of Packe Street Park Outing

Thursday, 10 November 2011 9:40 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Sunday 27th November from 12md until 2pm courtesy of Margaret Long: free entry to Frensham – Garden of National Significence 139 Old Tai Tapu Road. Margaret will give a guided tour from 12.45pm. The tour takes about one hour. Bring a picnic and expect to enjoy a peaceful garden. To check out visit www.frensham.co.nz  and to find out more about joining our trip ring Peggy 366 3844.

New geotech factual reports

New geotech factual reports

Thursday, 10 November 2011 9:08 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 260 - Demolition!

Day 260 - Demolition!

Thursday, 10 November 2011 6:40 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today Mike, Michael, Matt and Joeli started stripping the water damaged walls and part ceiling on an older home. There were tools flying everywhere and the lath and plaster didn't stand a chance!
We will rebuild new framework for the walls and a false ceiling allowing for a space between the new and old structures for moisture to escape. The framework will be insulated with batts, gibbed over and painted.
To see how much work must have gone into the old lath and plaster m ...

Day 258 - Gib and Paint

Day 258 - Gib and Paint

Thursday, 10 November 2011 6:08 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Not the most original title today but a spade is a spade! Mike and Michael put on the last coat of gib onto Michelle's fireplace covering, then finished an outside window-frame with some forest green paint. Done.

CERA Community Meeting Woolston

CERA Community Meeting Woolston

Thursday, 10 November 2011 12:17 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

Ferrymead Brookhaven residents will have opportunity to attend Woolston community meeting's for property owners recently zoned green - organised by CERA

Bus Exchange ‘three gardens’

Bus Exchange ‘three gardens’

Thursday, 10 November 2011 8:25 a.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

Designer Sarah Peddie has put into effect her plans for three small colourful gardens, with gabion seats kindly donated by Urban Paving Ltd, on the perimeter of the Temporary Bus Exchange in Lichfield Street and its adjacent car park, along Colombo Street. It’s our closest move yet into the central city.  The City Council had [...]

A Month of Celebrations

A Month of Celebrations

Thursday, 10 November 2011 7:15 a.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

Kia ora, Hello New Brighton Folk,


What a spectacular few weeks it has been! A superb fireworks display on the pier on Saturday followed by a great team effort to clean up the beach (with some yummy pancakes) on Sunday morning. Well done, Brighton! It's great to see some folk taking such pride in their environment and their coast. The Community Gardens had a spectacular open day, too, and launched into New Brighton Project's first Bee Week. I biked around a few local hives on the ...

St Albans School’s End of Year Production

St Albans School’s End of Year Production

Wednesday, 9 November 2011 9:09 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

A drama group who this year opted into a lunch hour class are currently rehearsing for an end of year production.

Brendon Burn’s Update

Brendon Burn’s Update

Wednesday, 9 November 2011 9:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

A helping hand needed

A helping hand needed

Wednesday, 9 November 2011 8:54 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

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Nov 25, 2010: It All Begins Here – 832 / 834 Colombo St – Central (#1)

Nov 25, 2010: It All Begins Here – 832 / 834 Colombo St – Central (#1)

Wednesday, 9 November 2011 3:46 p.m. by GapFiller

Previously South of the Border restaurant and Denis Moore Auto Electrician Land owned by Tony Brazier and Denis Moore   Thursday 25 November – Sunday 5 December 2010. Temporary garden café, petanque, live music, poetry readings, outdoor cinema… Events in the Gap: Below is a list of just some of the Gap Filler events. Start [...]

Ruth Dyson at Ferrymead Brookhaven Meeting

Ruth Dyson at Ferrymead Brookhaven Meeting

Wednesday, 9 November 2011 9:02 a.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

The local Brookhaven/Ferrymead Residents' Association called a meeting last night to discuss the new zone for the suburb - Green Blue Technical Category 3. We were fortunate to have the attendance of both Michelle Mitchell and Diane Turner from CERA, as well as Terry O'Leary from Cancern. Well over 500 people attended. Lots of questions arising from the material which was distributed from the CERA office, which I will be raising at the cross-party forum tomorrow.

The ...

New foundation design categories for Canterbury

New foundation design categories for Canterbury

Tuesday, 8 November 2011 4:25 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Over 500 at CERA Brookhaven Ferrymead Meeting

Over 500 at CERA Brookhaven Ferrymead Meeting

Tuesday, 8 November 2011 12:23 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

Over 500 people attended which was ... wow. Most of the meeting the floor was passed to Cera who gave an outline on the background to the zone changes. A half hour Q&A also took place with people asking questions on things like ROW, EQC, Council, Property value fears, insurance issues and delays. Ruth Dyson also spoke on the human issues people face, a letter from David Carter was read and Cancern spoke at the end.

While there was a lot of background frustration evident both at Cera ...

Would you want to buy AMI?

Would you want to buy AMI?

Tuesday, 8 November 2011 1:01 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

On insurance website InsuranceNEWS.com.au there is an article looking at whether buying AMI would be a good idea. There is no conclusive answer, but the discussion is thorough. One fact that seems to have escaped both the writer and the critics of AMI relates to the concentration of insurance in Christchurch. While criticising AMI of having too much exposure in Christchurch, no mention is

Would you buy AMI?

Would you buy AMI?

Monday, 7 November 2011 8:35 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

On insurance website InsuranceNEWS.com.au there is an article looking at whether buying AMI would be a good idea. There is no conclusive answer, but the discussion is thorough. One fact that seems to have escaped both the writer and the critics of AMI relates to the concentration of insurance in Christchurch. While criticising AMI of having too much exposure in Christchurch, no mention is

Save our hertiage

Save our hertiage

Monday, 7 November 2011 8:44 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Avonside Holy Trinity - all gone

Avonside Holy Trinity - all gone

Monday, 7 November 2011 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Real estate agents and their tricks

Real estate agents and their tricks

Sunday, 6 November 2011 8:28 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular


Video bus tour through the inner city Red Zone

Video bus tour through the inner city Red Zone

Sunday, 6 November 2011 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular





FERRYMEAD BROOKHAVEN RESIDENTS COMMUNITY MEETING

FERRYMEAD BROOKHAVEN RESIDENTS COMMUNITY MEETING

Saturday, 5 November 2011 3:09 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular



What’s on your mind?

What’s on your mind?

Friday, 4 November 2011 11:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

CanCERN is regularly meeting with CERA, CCC, EQC AND INSURERS. What would you like to ask or tell them that would be useful for them to know. All information is confidential.  The information that is gathered here will be used to inform these meetings. Results of our meetings can be read in our weekly newsletter.

Fireworks Family Extravaganza

Fireworks Family Extravaganza

Friday, 4 November 2011 9:50 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Sat  5 November –  5:30 – 9:15

Madras Street – St Albans – Wastewater repairs

Madras Street – St Albans – Wastewater repairs

Friday, 4 November 2011 9:35 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Ferrymead Brookhaven Community Meeting

Ferrymead Brookhaven Community Meeting

Friday, 4 November 2011 4:40 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

Mt Pleasant Community Update  4 November 2011

Mt Pleasant Community Update 4 November 2011

Friday, 4 November 2011 2:06 p.m. by mtpleasentnews Popular

Local Movember fundraiser

Local Movember fundraiser

Thursday, 3 November 2011 11:10 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Hello,

St Albans Residents Association Monthly Meeting

St Albans Residents Association Monthly Meeting

Thursday, 3 November 2011 10:29 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Tuesday 8th November @ 7.30pm

Day 215 - Quakes expose fissures in society

Day 215 - Quakes expose fissures in society

Thursday, 3 November 2011 3:34 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

From the

 



ALONGSIDE the banks of the Avon in Christchurch, the first spring since the earthquakes has arrived. The pretty cherry blossom is out; daffodils, rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias of vibrant colours are bursting into life.

 Nature is trying its best to cheer up Christchurch.

But the reality is different. Christchurch is a dead city, the centre cordoned off and quiet. The only sound is of the mechan ...

Photographing the loss of Avonside

Photographing the loss of Avonside

Thursday, 3 November 2011 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 250 - Looking back

Day 250 - Looking back

Wednesday, 2 November 2011 10:33 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

All of the paper records of the people and jobs we have done have been put into our database. Though about 100 jobs and 50 households were never recorded in the first week or so. So now our database has given us these figures


From 23 Feb 2011 to 31 October 2011 is a total of 250 days. During this time Addington Action dealt with 380 households, living on 122 Streets. But 50% of these households were found on these 13 streets.



We did 566 jobs over 8 months.


A ...

Day 251 - James Gerald Lyons 1963 - 2011

Day 251 - James Gerald Lyons 1963 - 2011

Wednesday, 2 November 2011 8:25 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Green-blue TC3 land and the potential for insurance problems

Green-blue TC3 land and the potential for insurance problems

Wednesday, 2 November 2011 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Back on the 9th of September there was a blog entry about insurance companies and how they might decide that not all properties in the green zone can be repaired because of damage to the land underneath ( and as reported by insuranceNEWS.com ).

Gerry Brownlee's media release from last Friday ) states:


Greater confidence is a start, but certainty is needed. Has the government discussed the status of TC3 land with insurance ...