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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.


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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 ...

Are Australian insurance companies shonky?

Are Australian insurance companies shonky?

Monday, 31 October 2011 9:21 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Choice announced the 6th annual  recently and the Australian insurance industry was top of the list. The reason why the industry was given an award is and in more detail. Some of the specific reasons behind the selection were:

Access to property specific land information.

Access to property specific land information.

Sunday, 30 October 2011 9:33 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

St Albans School Market day – THIS SATURDAY

St Albans School Market day – THIS SATURDAY

Sunday, 30 October 2011 2:12 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

SUBURBS OF CHRISTCHURCH – ST ALBANS

SUBURBS OF CHRISTCHURCH – ST ALBANS

Saturday, 29 October 2011 2:55 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Tuesday November 1st, 1 – 2.30 pm, $6

The remaining Orange zones

The remaining Orange zones

Friday, 28 October 2011 10:14 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

An overall map is available CERA's Orange zones information is

Blue TC3 Land Zone Technical Category for Ferrymead Brookhaven

Blue TC3 Land Zone Technical Category for Ferrymead Brookhaven

Friday, 28 October 2011 9:36 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular



moderate to significant land damage from liquefaction is possible in future significant earthquakes. Foundation solutions should be based on site-specific geotechnical investigation and specific engineering foundation design where foundation repairs or rebuilds are needed. This might involve deep piles.


The Department of Building and Housing is now testing a range of foundations for TC3 (blue) properties with results due by mid-December.

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The green zones

The green zones

Friday, 28 October 2011 8:45 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Most of us are Red or Orange, however there is a small portion of Green. Being Green is complicated by the varying risks of liquefaction requiring three Green Zone or TC (Technical Category) classifications. Anyone in our area who goes from Orange to Green will be in TC3. Wherever you live on the flat (i.e. not the hill suburbs) you can find your TC by clicking on one of these categories:

Ferrymead Brookhaven Goes GREEN

Ferrymead Brookhaven Goes GREEN

Friday, 28 October 2011 3:36 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

This from the CERA map today

Orange zone update due as frustration mounts

Orange zone update due as frustration mounts

Friday, 28 October 2011 11:15 a.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

  The Government will give an update on the residential orange zone today amid growing frustration for homeowners.
  The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) announced yesterday that Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Cera chief executive Roger Sutton will deliver an update at 2.15pm.
It is unclear if the Government will make a final call on whether orange-zone properties will have to be abandoned or whether it will release a new timetable ...

Greetings from the ‘small but mighty’ Edgeware Community Garden group …

Greetings from the ‘small but mighty’ Edgeware Community Garden group …

Thursday, 27 October 2011 10:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Can Edgeware recover?  YES, WE CAN (Where have I heard that before?!)

Major Sewer Cave-in in Teal Close, Brookhaven

Major Sewer Cave-in in Teal Close, Brookhaven

Thursday, 27 October 2011 9:26 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

The ground has given way and temporary pipes are in place, one property has 2 1/2 metre deep whole. Repairs are expected to take 2 to 3 weeks. Teal Close backs on to Dyers Road where there are temporary speed restrictions in place.

Level 3 Water Restrictions are now in place

Level 3 Water Restrictions are now in place

Thursday, 27 October 2011 8:52 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Christchurch’s water pumps, reservoirs and pipe network have been severely damaged by the earthquakes.This means we need to reduce the amount of water we use over summer.

Announcement for Orange Zone Homeowners Friday 28th October at 2 pm

Announcement for Orange Zone Homeowners Friday 28th October at 2 pm

Thursday, 27 October 2011 4:02 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

There will be an announcement for Orange Zone Homeowners from the Minister and CERA at 2 pm on Friday 28th October. This is subject to change at short notice.

Major Sewer Cave-in int Teal Close Brookhaven

Major Sewer Cave-in int Teal Close Brookhaven

Thursday, 27 October 2011 3:58 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

The ground has given way and temporary pipes are in place, one property has 2 1/2 metre deep whole. Repairs are expected to take 2 to 3 weeks. Teal Close backs on to Dyers Road where there are temporary speed restrictions in place.

SpringCarnival: The Beach is Back!

SpringCarnival: The Beach is Back!

Thursday, 27 October 2011 8:49 a.m. by newbrightonproject Popular


Kia ora, Hello Brighton Folk!

I talked about it last newsletter and now, it's here! Spring and our super Spring Carnival! Wow, what a line up! Things to do range from school fairs to workshops, opportunities to shop for new, recycled (and about to be reloved) and hand-made goodies, to watching films and having more fun than you can shake a stick at! And have you seen the ? I can see the garden's going to be neglected this weekend! It all looks so fantastic and there's so much to do, ...

Earthquake Royal Commission - addendum report on the performance of earthquake strengthened URM buildings

Earthquake Royal Commission - addendum report on the performance of earthquake strengthened URM buildings

Thursday, 27 October 2011 6:11 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Earthquake Royal Commission has received another report on unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings, following up on the initial report by Professors Ingham and Taylor.

From the Royal Commission's website:


The initial report,  is .

The follow-up report,  is.

The peer review reports are (Turner) and (Lizundia).

Aaron Gilmore - please stop trying to help

Aaron Gilmore - please stop trying to help

Wednesday, 26 October 2011 11:43 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

On his blog yesterday MP Aaron Gilmore took the opportunity to explain in a somewhat disastrous fashion why land zoning reports had not been released, and why they would not be released. His blog is here . Aaron starts in a confusing way, but does his best to explain some of the problems facing the government: ... engineers continue to work out what is the right information and what are the

Ecological effects of sewage and silt in Christchurchs streams and rivers

Ecological effects of sewage and silt in Christchurch's streams and rivers

Wednesday, 26 October 2011 1:15 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The reports and map are .

New solvency requirements for insurance companies

New solvency requirements for insurance companies

Tuesday, 25 October 2011 1:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) has issued new solvency requirements for non-life insurance companies. The purpose of the change is:

Reinsurers still interested in New Zealand - at a price

Reinsurers still interested in New Zealand - at a price

Monday, 24 October 2011 9:47 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

It appears that as a result of rising insurance premiums reinsurance continues to be available, and new reinsurers are entering the New Zealand market.

According to the insurance website InsuranceNEWS.com.au (selective quotes):


Community Update 23 October 2011

Community Update 23 October 2011

Sunday, 23 October 2011 10:13 a.m. by mtpleasentnews Popular

ST ALBANS ART SOCIETY

ST ALBANS ART SOCIETY

Tuesday, 11 October 2011 11:30 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Orange zone decisions are top priority

Orange zone decisions are top priority

Tuesday, 11 October 2011 5:47 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today convened meetings in the residential orange zone with geotechnical engineers and officials in order to get clarity around the myriad of complexities that need to be sorted before rezoning can occur.

Gerry Brownlee on Orange Zone timings

Gerry Brownlee on Orange Zone timings

Tuesday, 11 October 2011 4:21 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Gerry Brownlee has issued a media release stating Orange Zones are top priority and that some news will be available within the next two weeks. The media release is 

Some extracts from the media release. The last one is the closest to being specific:


Insurance companies dropping out of parts of Queensland

Insurance companies dropping out of parts of Queensland

Tuesday, 11 October 2011 9:00 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The question has often been floated as to whether insurance companies would withdraw from the New Zealand market, or parts of it such as Canterbury. If the Queensland experience is anything to go by the answer is: yes they might withdraw.

The following extracts are from an article on insuranceNEWS.com.au .


VENUE UPDATE - Orange and White zones CERA protest - 16th of October

VENUE UPDATE - Orange and White zones CERA protest - 16th of October

Tuesday, 11 October 2011 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The following is from the facebook page associated with the organisers: