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...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

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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 ...

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.