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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 ...

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.