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Day 353 - back on the water-blasting

Day 353 - back on the water-blasting

Saturday, 11 February 2012 6:02 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today Matthew and Mike returned to the Christchurch South Community Gardens on Strickland St Sydenham to finish off water-blasting their building.

Its looking pretty good. Maybe one more small go, then wire brushing a few tough spots. Fill the cracks, wee bit of plaster here and there to repair small holes in the stucco, 2 coats of paint and all done.

Someone else is fixing up and painting the windows and doors.

Place will look a lot nicer.

The crew return to the gar ...

Henrys Road Cones

Henry's Road Cones

Saturday, 11 February 2012 10:42 a.m. by RenewBrighton Popular

The first step to recovery is to celebrate the past.

What will you be doing?

Red Cross - Winter Assistance grant

Red Cross - Winter Assistance grant

Saturday, 11 February 2012 1:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Information on the Winter Assistance grant is now available. The purpose of the grant is to ... assist vulnerable households living in homes significantly damaged by the earthquakes or who have had to move into damp or hard to heat accommodation.This grant is for up to $400 in total and will be made up of four monthly payments of $100 which will be paid directly to electricity retailer

St Matthews Brownies Group

St Matthews Brownies Group

Friday, 10 February 2012 11:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Are you a girl aged between 7 and 9 years? Do you enjoy being creative and having fun? At Girl Guides we like to do this and more! St Matthew’s Brownies are looking for girls who like to be challenged and receive rewards. If you are interested please contact our friendly leader, Wendy, to find out more on 352 5804 (evenings) or 021 105 5438.

Gap Filler pedal powered movies

Gap Filler pedal powered movies

Friday, 10 February 2012 11:04 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

As the team is busily scrambling to tweak the last few bugs out of the system, Gap Filler are very proud to announce their upcoming free CYCLE-POWERED CINEMA, with a grand opening at sundown on Thursday 9 February on the corner of Manchester and Dundas Streets (behind Pak’n'Sav Moorhouse) where Cycle Trading and Print Stop used to be. Films will screen Feb 9-11 & 15-18 (rain days Feb 12 & 19).

Community Commemorations The River of Flowers

Community Commemorations The River of Flowers

Friday, 10 February 2012 10:46 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Community Commemorations The River of Flowers is a collaborative attempt to provide opportunities for people to commemorate 22 February in their own way and with their local community.  To find out more, or to organise or promote an event, visit:http://www.healthychristchurch.org.nz/river-of-flowers

Residential zone announcement Friday 10 February

Residential zone announcement Friday 10 February

Friday, 10 February 2012 10:40 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Included in this annoucement Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Gerry Brownlee comments on TC3 land

Shirley/Papanui/St Albans Community Board Agenda 15/2/2012

Shirley/Papanui/St Albans Community Board Agenda 15/2/2012

Friday, 10 February 2012 10:05 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

http://www1.ccc.govt.nz/council/agendas/2012/february/shirleypapanui15th/index.asp

SCIRT’s getting information about the condition of the underground infrastructure

SCIRT’s getting information about the condition of the underground infrastructure

Friday, 10 February 2012 7:35 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

We can all see the earthquake damaged roads and bridges when we drive around the city. What we can’t see is what impact the earthquake has had under our roads. To ensure the most appropriate repair is designed, we need to understand the impact the earthquake had on our underground pipes. SCIRT uses a range of investigation techniques to get information about the condition of the underground

SCIRT is gathering information about the condition of the underground infrastructure

SCIRT is gathering information about the condition of the underground infrastructure

Friday, 10 February 2012 7:35 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

We can all see the earthquake damaged roads and bridges when we drive around the city. What we can’t see is what impact the earthquake has had under our roads. To ensure the most appropriate repair is designed, we need to understand the impact the earthquake had on our underground pipes. SCIRT uses a range of investigation techniques to get information about the condition of the underground

Thrasing out how Christchurch can rebuild on its soft land (TC3)

Thrasing out how Christchurch can rebuild on its soft land (TC3)

Friday, 10 February 2012 6:25 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Contributor: Voxy News Engine Thursday, 9 February, 2012

Avonside goes completely Red

Avonside goes completely Red

Friday, 10 February 2012 4:35 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Now that we  have joined the Red Zone there are a whole set of new questions about what next and what if. Information about the announcement is here. Also on that page are downloadable maps of each of the areas affected by the rezoning. The CERA website has other information as well: Offer to red zone residents Red zone purchase offer (Q&A) On the move in the red zone Support and

Day 352 - bathroom paint job 1

Day 352 - bathroom paint job 1

Friday, 10 February 2012 3:35 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Wee job today in a wee bathroom.

Matthew and Mike undercoated a bathroom and toilet for a woman In Hendersons Rd, Hoon Hay. She has had a stroke on top of quake damage which has stopped her from working..

Will need to come back next Friday for second undercoat/prep, and two top coats after that, then sealants.

This was the first day of using the for all jobs. From now on, all jobs will be booked in a diary at a set time if necessary weeks or months ahead so people have some ...

Recovery.Revitalisation.Renew

Recovery.Revitalisation.Renew

Friday, 10 February 2012 12:45 p.m. by RenewBrighton Popular

I don't think I've met one person in New Brighton who isn't totally in love with their neighbourhood.  Whether you're here for the surf, the natural environment, or the people everyone always comments on the strength of the community.  I've worked in and for the New Brighton Community for three years now and I often receive a similar comment~ "" and together we'd usually embark on a retrospective look into bygone days.  The conclusion to these dreams usually starts with ""...
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Multi-cultural Festival

Multi-cultural Festival

Thursday, 9 February 2012 10:51 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Linwood Community Art Centre’s annual

Multi-cultural Festival

Saturday 18th Feb 2010

11am – 3 pm

  Venue: “Doris Lusk Reserve”

(next to the Linwood Community Arts Centre 388 Worcester St)

Report on the collapse of the CTV building

Report on the collapse of the CTV building

Thursday, 9 February 2012 9:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The report on the collapse of the CTV building has been released. Media statements from a number of sources have also been released. The report is here, just over half way down the page. Click on the name of the person or organisation making a release to be taken to the appropriate site. Department of Building and Housing Canterbury Earthquake Recovery minister A few initial responses to

Day 351 - water-blasting gardens house

Day 351 - water-blasting garden's house

Thursday, 9 February 2012 8:50 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today Matthew, Alan and Mike took Dug out for the day to do a number of jobs.
The house needs a repaint and the gardens have been working with Addington Action to establish home veggie gardens through out the area. So the crew offered to give the place an external repaint as a contribution to the effort.

From next week, every Wednesday, Addington Action will deliver bulk free gardening materials to local homes supplied by the gardens, and Christine Blance and friends will follow up by ...

Mayor Bob Parker - a clown

Mayor Bob Parker - a clown

Wednesday, 8 February 2012 10:10 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee is reported by the Press today as describing mayor Bob Parker as a clown. The Press article is here. The diagnosis was made in the context of responding to mayoral comments made last week. According to Bob, Treasury are looking to the council to raise rates, or sell assets, to recover earthquake costs. The offending part of the mayor's comments

Day 350 - The Hope Centre

Day 350 - The Hope Centre

Wednesday, 8 February 2012 12:56 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

The Salvation Army Christchurch City Community Ministries 2012 Term 1
at The Hope Centre.

We offer quality, holistic services that are relevant to meet people’s needs. Our desire is to empower those who enter our doors in their day to day living and give them hope for the future.



Advocacy, Budgeting, Family Support, Individual and group personal development,

Parenting with individuals, P.P.P., 1-1 JobSearch Skills assistance, and Life Skill Courses



WEA courses

WEA courses

Wednesday, 8 February 2012 11:53 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

WEA is offering an additional Te Reo Maori course this term, and is also offering a special promotion for the Fleeing Vesuvius seminar, which is now free to WEA members.

Carnaval Dance

Carnaval Dance

Wednesday, 8 February 2012 11:31 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Looks like there can be a win-win solution for a local issue.

Looks like there can be a win-win solution for a local issue.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012 11:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

‘Persuasion’ plan for prostitutes.  Sunday Star Times 7-2-2011

Edgeware Village Green – Come join in a special symbolic experience

Edgeware Village Green – Come join in a special symbolic experience

Tuesday, 7 February 2012 10:52 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

… this SATURDAY, 11 FEBRUARY, 2 – 3PM, walk the Brick Labyrinth .. pose a question, find an answer, join us as we reclaim  our community. And if you can spare a bag of soil, please bring it down. 48 Trafalgar St (old Edgeware Pool site)

Jane Bowrons - When immoral uncertainty is our reality

Jane Bowron's - When immoral uncertainty is our reality

Tuesday, 7 February 2012 12:37 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Sometimes a writer puts a few words together and encapsulates what many have struggled to say. Jane Bowron did this for me in her article When immoral uncertainty is our reality in the Press on Saturday (6th). You can read it here. Giving her opinion on the anti-Tony Marryatt pay-rise protest, and the attempts by some to play down the nature, size, and value of the protest, she looks at who

Day 349 - Landlord forced to evict welfare group

Day 349 - Landlord forced to evict welfare group

Tuesday, 7 February 2012 10:59 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular


7/2/2012

By Clarlie Gates and Michael Wright
A landlord has been forced by his insurance company to evict a Christchurch welfare group.

Landlord John Hunter was told by AMI Insurance that his tenant, Anglican Social Services, was a "commercial activity" and so his building could not be insured.

The group has been a tenant in the Gloucester St house for about five years.

Hunter said he was outraged by the AMI decision.

"I think this is just disgraceful," ...

Life in Avonside - Part 2

Life in Avonside - Part 2

Monday, 6 February 2012 7:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Again, this is for those outside Christchurch, or who don't read the Press. Press writers Rachel Young and Ben Heather have articles in today's Press entitled Couple on lonely street after others quit homes (here) and Residents want their lives back (here) respectively. The first article is about the last people remaining in Robson Ave, the second on the difficulties of waiting for rezoning

Day 348 - Bob the Builder is coming

Day 348 - Bob the Builder is coming

Monday, 6 February 2012 9:18 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Bob McConachie, a retired plumber - builder from Brisbane has volunteered to come over and help with the repairs of uninsured homes damaged in the quakes.

He will be working from Tuesday 21st February through till Tuesday 28 February and will bring some hand tools.

The work planned will be fixing up damaged bathrooms at as many houses as possible with a team of local helpers.

New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics - Preliminary report on the February 22nd earthquake

New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics - Preliminary report on the February 22nd earthquake

Monday, 6 February 2012 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics have published a preliminary report on the February 22nd 2011 earthquake. Entitled Mw 6.2 Christchurch earthquake of February 2011: preliminary report it provides an in depth analysis (very technical) of what occurred, and the consequences for land and buildings. A copy of the report is available as a free download here. .

Feb 5: Cycle-Powered Cinema (#14)

Feb 5: Cycle-Powered Cinema (#14)

Sunday, 5 February 2012 7:29 p.m. by GapFiller

February 9 – 11 and 15 – 18, 2012 Cnr Dundas and Manchester Streets, City (former home of Cycle Trading and Print Stop) This project has finished. The cycle powered cinema continues this week after a great first few days! The outdoor cinema is located on the corner of Manchester and Dundas Streets (behind Pak’n'Sav [...]

St Albans News

St Albans News

Sunday, 5 February 2012 11:15 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Next contribution deadline  20th February 2012.

Smoother access to key services

Smoother access to key services

Sunday, 5 February 2012 10:04 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

SCIRT Update 3-2-2012

Grey Water recycling an option for gardeners

Grey Water recycling an option for gardeners

Sunday, 5 February 2012 9:03 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Press.  4-2-2012

Biggest Solar Energy community planned

Biggest Solar Energy community planned

Sunday, 5 February 2012 9:00 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Press.  3-2-2012

Geotechnical work on TC3 properties to start in March

Geotechnical work on TC3 properties to start in March

Sunday, 5 February 2012 12:50 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

EQC Media release   February 3, 2011

Working With or Near Silt – information from EQR

Working With or Near Silt – information from EQR

Saturday, 4 February 2012 11:08 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Background

Life in Avonside

Life in Avonside

Saturday, 4 February 2012 7:35 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

This is for those outside Christchurch, or who don't read the Press. Press feature writer Philip Matthews has written a very good article on life as it currently is in Avonside. Called Adrift in Limbo land, the article looks at the life of a few residents, both Red and Orange, as they deal with the problems of silt, dust, water, sanitation, CERA and insurance issues. The article, in

Day 346 - drop saw

Day 346 - drop saw

Saturday, 4 February 2012 1:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today we bought a slide compound mitre saw from Bunnings. There are plenty of service agents in Christchurch. Makita was chosen because there is very good replacement parts backup and this tool has from woodworkers and builders. This replaces a borrowed Ryobi compound mitre saw which was recently damaged on a job and where there was absolutely no spare parts backup in NZ or Oz.

The saw is a Makita LS1216 with a 305mm blade that has a 382mm cross cut. The saw can do some nifty useful tric ...

Red Cross - new grants

Red Cross - new grants

Saturday, 4 February 2012 1:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Nicky Wagner - newsletter

Nicky Wagner - newsletter

Friday, 3 February 2012 9:35 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Nicky Wagner has issued her first newsletter as electorate MP for Christchurch Central. You can read a copy of it here. As electorate MP Nicky is the person to contact when you have queries, suggestions or concerns, and especially problems with government agencies (EQC, ACC etc.). .

Peter Becks farewell from the Cathedral

Peter Beck's farewell from the Cathedral

Friday, 3 February 2012 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Day 344 - meet Dug the truck

Day 344 - meet Dug the truck

Thursday, 2 February 2012 7:37 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Addington Action has bought it's first work vehicle.

It is a 1997 Series 80, 4WD, 3000cc Diesel , Automatic with 3T towing capacity and 152,000 KM on the clock. The compression test was 400 which is what it should be for that mileage. $18,000 was it's cost.

We must have looked at every Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Hilux, Holden Rodeo and Nissan Safari sitting in a yard in Christchurch or at Turners Auctions or on Trademe or in that green car sales newspaper. Decent Hilux's were aro ...

Building Research Association of NZ (BRANZ) new earthquake page

Building Research Association of NZ (BRANZ) new earthquake page

Thursday, 2 February 2012 7:20 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC - FAQ update: structural and cosmetic damage

EQC - FAQ update: structural and cosmetic damage

Thursday, 2 February 2012 6:11 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Day 343 - leadership Addington style

Day 343 - leadership Addington style

Wednesday, 1 February 2012 7:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Addington Action is another name for the Addington Volunteer Army.

Volunteers have to prove themselves. They earn responsibility by what and how they do. Everyone has an equal opportunity. There is conscious affirmative action in place to encourage women to use tools, and encourage leadership participation by Maori, and migrants. 90% are working people and majority women.

There is a working committee of 50 made up of street reps, from churches, schools and workplaces. The whole co ...

Feb 01: Butterfly gap

Feb 01: Butterfly gap

Wednesday, 1 February 2012 2:29 p.m. by GapFiller

Landowner Robyn wanted to activate her gap where a house she owned once stood. One of the tenants of the house died in the February 22 quake, so this was a special project for her. She asked Gap Filler to help get her gap started and she felt at a loss to know how to [...]

Mayor’s Welfare Earthquake Relief Fund - applications now open

Mayor’s Welfare Earthquake Relief Fund - applications now open

Wednesday, 1 February 2012 8:00 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

From the council's website here. The Christchurch City Council is calling for residents who have been doing it tough since the earthquakes to put forward their application for the Mayor’s Welfare Earthquake Relief Fund.“Anyone can apply, there is no personal income threshold for eligibility and funding can be granted up to $2500 per application. I encourage people to make the most of this

Community grants funding applications to open

Community grants funding applications to open

Tuesday, 31 January 2012 10:18 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The following is from the council's website here. 31 January 2012Applications for funding from the Christchurch City Council’s various community grants gets underway in the next few weeks, with the Strengthening Communities fund the first to open on Wednesday 15 February.Chair of the Funding Committee, Councillor Barry Corbett, says as the applications rounds start up, the Council will be

Joint property assessments - EQC and insurance companies

Joint property assessments - EQC and insurance companies

Tuesday, 31 January 2012 4:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular




Day 342 - more jobs, volunteers

Day 342 - more jobs, volunteers

Tuesday, 31 January 2012 12:19 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Since the excellent publicity over the last week about Addington Action, there have been a flurry of calls, text messages, and emails from people needing help or offering to help.

We now have retired Bob the Builder coming from Oz to help for a few weeks, more local volunteers, money to buy a work truck, more uninsured houses of elderly people to fix, a TV interview coming up, a free source of delivered tires for gardens, an offer of help with organising a proper household survey of the a ...

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 ...