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Madras St update

Madras St update

Wednesday, 21 December 2011 9:27 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Madras St_Sewer Renewal_Xmas Update Works Notice 20111219

TC3 Information Booklet

TC3 Information Booklet

Wednesday, 21 December 2011 9:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Day 301 - last food parcels for 2011

Day 301 - last food parcels for 2011

Wednesday, 21 December 2011 7:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today was the last day for food parcel deliveries for 2011. Food parcel deliveries by Addington Action volunteers will resume on Tuesday 17 January 2012.

The office closes on Friday 23 December 2011 and reopens Wednesday 4 January 2012.

So far this year, 784 jobs were done by unpaid volunteers for 464 households on 115 streets in 300 days. This includes rubble removal, repairing uninsured homes, delivering food parcels, establishing veggie gardens, finding lost pets, etc.

A ...

Day 300 - Addington Action Incorporated

Day 300 - Addington Action Incorporated

Tuesday, 20 December 2011 11:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

As of today, Addington Action is now an under the .

The next step is to get tax free status from IRD.

Thanks for the legal help.

Day 230 - Addington Action Incorporated

Day 230 - Addington Action Incorporated

Tuesday, 20 December 2011 11:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

As of today, Addington Action is now an under the .

The next step is to get tax free status from IRD.

Thanks for the legal help.

Release of EQC and Fletchers repair time frames

Release of EQC and Fletchers repair time frames

Tuesday, 20 December 2011 5:09 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular













Stop Heritage Destruction  On-line petition

Stop Heritage Destruction On-line petition

Tuesday, 20 December 2011 3:30 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

To St Albanites

To St Albanites

Tuesday, 20 December 2011 11:34 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

OSCAR St Albans

OSCAR St Albans

Tuesday, 20 December 2011 11:28 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

We are very pleased to announce that OSCAR will be re-locating back to St Albans School for 2012. For enquiries about enrolling for their before or after school programmes please phone 355 4918.

Todays re-zoning announcement and the Orange zones

Today's re-zoning announcement and the Orange zones

Monday, 19 December 2011 9:09 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Details of today's White Zone announcement are on the CERA site here. Residents will need to wait until 4.00pm tomorrow before the landcheck website here will show which properties have been reclassified as Green. Confirmation has been received that Orange Zone properties will not be re-zoned this year, but remain a top priority. The reason for this is that the remaining Orange zones are the

All Things Brighton Beautiful

All Things Brighton Beautiful

Monday, 19 December 2011 8:52 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

Kia ora, Hello New Brighton folk,

"" - not that I'm necessarily a fan of Cliff, but there's something about that tune that always makes me smile- especially when it's the day before I start my holiday! So this fortnight's eNewsletter is a little early but I couldn't resist letting you know about some of the things that will be happening over the summer. What a line-up! Still tuning in? How about this one "".....

A while ago I was driving through our business district and I was s ...

Dec 19, 2011: Berlin Through Christchurch Coloured Glasses

Dec 19, 2011: Berlin Through Christchurch Coloured Glasses

Monday, 19 December 2011 6:00 p.m. by GapFiller

Artnews Article by Coralie Winn (Gap Filler Director) and Ryan Reynolds (Trust Board Chair)

Day 299 - last day in 2011 for repair crew

Day 299 - last day in 2011 for repair crew

Monday, 19 December 2011 1:53 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

The crew put the first coat of Gib stop today on a room. This is the last work day for the work crew till 2012.

Work begins 9am Wednesday 4 January 2012.

Day 297 - 1 till 8

Day 297 - 1 till 8

Saturday, 17 December 2011 9:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Joeli, Michael and Mike worked on a room at Julie's today.

The timber used for the ceiling dwangs was a bit wet so will be left uncovered to dry for a few weeks before lining with batts and Gib board.

Started at 1 and finished at 8.

Red Zone maintenance

Red Zone maintenance

Saturday, 17 December 2011 6:10 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

DANCE-O-MAT meets the SUPERHERO DANCE SQUAD (video)

DANCE-O-MAT meets the SUPERHERO DANCE SQUAD (video)

Saturday, 17 December 2011 4:54 p.m. by GapFiller

One of our favourite uses of our DANCE-O-MAT!

Crown entity to manage AMIs earthquake claims

Crown entity to manage AMI's earthquake claims

Friday, 16 December 2011 9:50 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The information below is from today's media release by Bill English (Finance Minister, Minister responsible for EQC). The full media release can be found here. IAG's agreement to purchase AMI Insurance, announced today, will strengthen the Canterbury insurance market and reduce the Crown's liability, Finance Minister Bill English says. As part of the deal, the Crown will take over ownership

AMI Insurance update - takeover by IAG

AMI Insurance update - takeover by IAG

Friday, 16 December 2011 8:24 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

AMI has been purchased by IAG. The result is the Crown (government) through a Crown owned company will take over settling AMI's earthquake claims using AMI and government money. The new AMI insurance company will be owned by IAG and carry on business as normal, with the exception of the earthquake claims. IAG today issued a commitment to AMI customers which can be found here. AMI have a

Brendon Burns – Rebuilding Our City update

Brendon Burns – Rebuilding Our City update

Friday, 16 December 2011 6:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

One lane on Madras Street – what’s the story?

One lane on Madras Street – what’s the story?

Friday, 16 December 2011 6:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Madras Street is an important part of Christchurch’s transport network.  Its underground wastewater, water and stormwater networks suffered extensive damage as a result of the February and June 2011 earthquakes.  The wastewater network between Bealey Avenue and Edgeware Road is currently being repaired by Downer, as part of the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT). This work includes temporary road closures.

Thieves currently targeting St Albans

Thieves currently targeting St Albans

Friday, 16 December 2011 6:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Burglaries seem to be rife in St Albans in the lead up to Christmas.  Homes, schools and childcare centres have all been targeted.  Be sure to keep a look out for strange behaviour in your neighbourhood.

Central City Plan

Central City Plan

Friday, 16 December 2011 6:27 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Significant milestone on the road to recovery

Day 296 - a report to the local Community Board

Day 296 - a report to the local Community Board

Friday, 16 December 2011 12:54 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

I got to give a report about the earthquake recovery work by Addington Action to the Spreydon Heathcote Community Board this morning.
As of today, 770 jobs have been done for 470 households on 116 streets in 296 days. Addington Action is functioning as the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff because of the failure of government to provide timely aid to earthquake stricken working people in the area.

The work has been organised by a volunteer residents committee using street posters.

Holy Trinity Avonside - Christingle Service

Holy Trinity Avonside - Christingle Service

Friday, 16 December 2011 6:15 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Holy Trinity Avonside is holding a children's service, a traditional telling of the birth of Christ, at 4.00pm Sunday the 18th (this Sunday). All are invited to take part and children are invited to dress as angles, shepherds, animals or kings. There will be a barbecue afterwards.  .

Day 295 - waterblasting old poo

Day 295 - waterblasting old poo

Thursday, 15 December 2011 8:19 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today's delight was water blasting liquification silt and old poo from around a house so it can be repaired. Pretty smelly stuff!

The afternoon was spent first time visiting 4 homes to discuss repairs to start in January.

Dec 14, 2011: Wayne’s Wall, Wayne’s Wall!

Dec 14, 2011: Wayne’s Wall, Wayne’s Wall!

Thursday, 15 December 2011 12:46 p.m. by GapFiller

I seem to have temporarily misplaced by sense of humour is by New Zealand artist Wayne Youle and is a collaboration between Gap Filler and The Christchurch Art Gallery. The giant artwork took shape over a few weeks in December, 2011 with scissor lifts, hundreds of litres of paint, stencils galore, technicians and more working [...]

Is this depression?

Is this depression?

Thursday, 15 December 2011 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular






CHECK OUT THE MAP OF GAPS WE’VE ACTIVATED, OR HELPED TO ACTIVATE!

CHECK OUT THE MAP OF GAPS WE’VE ACTIVATED, OR HELPED TO ACTIVATE!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011 6:46 p.m. by GapFiller

Green ones are on currently: GO AND CHECK THEM OUT! Blue ones have been and gone, but you can view the details in our Previous Projects archive. Purple ones are facilitated projects, where we helped find/provide a site for someone else’s project. View Gap Filler Activated Gaps in a larger map

Day 294 - bits and pieces

Day 294 - bits and pieces

Wednesday, 14 December 2011 4:52 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today because of the rain, we did a whole pile of getting sorted type jobs.

The Shock Doctrine: Revisited

The Shock Doctrine: Revisited

Wednesday, 14 December 2011 11:09 a.m. by Actionforchcheast Popular

Christchurch East Labour MP Lianne Dalziel said she only heard about the "charter" school plans in the media:

The Shock Doctrine: Revisited

The Shock Doctrine: Revisited

Wednesday, 14 December 2011 11:09 a.m. by Actionforchcheast Popular


Action for Christchurch East published an examining Naomi Klien's book 'The Shock Doctrine'. Her work investigates how publicly owned assets are thrown into the hands of big business and emergency responses are privatised during the chaos synonymous with natural disasters, war and economic turmoil.


This blog has spent the past 15 months documenting the local communities that have been forgotten, under resourced state agencies failures, insurance companies receiving billions of t ...

Land stability in the inner city - Tonkin & Taylor report

Land stability in the inner city - Tonkin & Taylor report

Wednesday, 14 December 2011 1:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

December Update

December Update

Tuesday, 13 December 2011 3:37 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular


News from Nowhere

News from Nowhere

Tuesday, 13 December 2011 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular



















Four more new geotech factual reports

Four more new geotech factual reports

Tuesday, 13 December 2011 12:09 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

St Albans News – December issue

St Albans News – December issue

Monday, 12 December 2011 8:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

December St Albans News

Earthquake Royal Commission - building fatalities hearing

Earthquake Royal Commission - building fatalities hearing

Monday, 12 December 2011 2:13 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Royal Commission has commenced hearings on the buildings (other than CTV and PGC) that caused fatalities. The following is an extract from the opening submission by Mark Zarifeh, one of the counsel assisting the Royal Commission. The full 4 page submission can be downloaded from here. The fact that over 80% of the deaths caused by these building failures were in relation to people

Day 291 - we need a walking tractor

Day 291 - we need a walking tractor

Sunday, 11 December 2011 4:49 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Having a bit of a rethink about the task of digging up loads of old compacted lawns to turn them into veggie gardens. The ground is very hard and not suitable for a rotary-hoe. However, heavy duty rotary-hoe's are available with a lot more grunt and they are powered - i.e. the wheels have a forward and reverse.

Apparently one of these beasties can do an acre in a day and a small or older person can use them easily.

We need a walking tractor!

Day 290 - Four Stops Today

Day 290 - Four Stops Today

Sunday, 11 December 2011 4:25 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

1. Michelle's -- a quick spray of a few persistant weeds, some branch trimming on two trees, water blasting the concrete drive and separating the recyclable metal waste.

2. Julie's -- selective spraying around the yard, two paint colours chosen. (Joeli will paint the exterior a light lemon colour with medium grey trim.)

3. 20 Poulson St -- A quick-fix here of a leaking toilet cistern using some Selley's No More Gaps.

4.

The Dragons are on fire this ASB Premiership season!

The Dragons are on fire this ASB Premiership season!

Sunday, 11 December 2011 4:00 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

With 9 points from 4 games there is a big chance to make the O-League next year.

Have YOU made a submission yet?

Have YOU made a submission yet?

Friday, 9 December 2011 11:05 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

There’s been a lot of debate around how New Zealand can protect its most vulnerable children. We’d like to encourage our members and Centres to participate and be active in having your voices heard on this topic. Read a copy of the Green Paper on Children, where the government has outlined a series of actions that could help to better protect our children.

Day 289 - 23 volunteers clear section for Sydenham veggie garden

Day 289 - 23 volunteers clear section for Sydenham veggie garden

Friday, 9 December 2011 7:30 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular


This afternoon, 20 youth from a UNESCO conference and 3 Addington Action volunteers cleared up the land of a Sydenham home of rubble and accumulated rubbish so that a large community veggie garden can be established.

The team of 20 youth arrived on a bus with gumboots, wheelbarrows, and overalls from the "Looking Beyond Disaster" being held 9-12 December at Canterbury University.

The forum has brought together 50, 15-25 year olds from disaster-hit areas in the Asia Pacific Reg ...

Canterbury Affordable Sections

Canterbury Affordable Sections

Friday, 9 December 2011 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Turning Disaster into Opportunity

Turning Disaster into Opportunity

Friday, 9 December 2011 2:10 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Special long distance gesture to St Albans School

Special long distance gesture to St Albans School

Wednesday, 7 December 2011 12:39 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Christchurch Earthquake Awards – Who is your earthquake hero?

Christchurch Earthquake Awards – Who is your earthquake hero?

Wednesday, 7 December 2011 12:08 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

New central library - complete with free internet and WiFi

New central library - complete with free internet and WiFi

Tuesday, 6 December 2011 4:26 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Day 285 - Many Christchurch poor live in appalling conditions

Day 285 - Many Christchurch poor live in appalling conditions

Monday, 5 December 2011 1:46 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Reprinted from Letters to the Editor - Saturday December 3 2011

The quality of private rental accommodation and state housing in Christchurch is appalling. Mouldy, damp, cold, insufficiently heated, draughty and poorly ventilated housing is the norm for the poorest 10 per cent of families.

Since the earthquakes, overcrowding has become even worse. I know of one household that consists of four adults and six children living in a two-bedroom flat, and their are numerous other cases ...

Dec 4, 2011: Gap Filler wins a Chch Civic Trust Award!

Dec 4, 2011: Gap Filler wins a Chch Civic Trust Award!

Sunday, 4 December 2011 10:04 p.m. by GapFiller

On 16 November 2011, the Board of the Christchurch Civic Trust Inc presented an award to Gap Filler for ‘Creative Temporary Revitalisation of Inner-City Spaces’. SMILES ALL AROUND! Here’s the story in THE PRESS: Positive Attitude Brings Rewards

Dec 4, 2011: The Painted Piano Project – (#11)

Dec 4, 2011: The Painted Piano Project – (#11)

Sunday, 4 December 2011 9:48 p.m. by GapFiller

(This project has now passed) Keep your eyes peeled if you’re wandering the streets of New Brighton, Woolston or Sydenham. Some time in the very near future, maybe even today (!), some gorgeously off-kilter pianos will appear in public for all to enjoy! The pianos have been donated by the Christchurch School of Music, and [...]

Day 284 - Addington Radio 107.5 FM

Day 284 - Addington Radio 107.5 FM

Sunday, 4 December 2011 8:20 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Radio Addington is the home of weekdays 4pm-6pm

Also Christchurch's only 3 hour 6am-9am weekends

Radio Addington is now broadcasting a test signal on 107.5 FM with the official launch next year.

Radio Addington is your Community Hub of information regarding Events and Activities in the Addington area.

Community Notices are FREE for your non-profit group or activity.

Enquiries to the Programme Director

Radio Addington is a project of Addington Communi ...

Orange Zone meeting - Friday night

Orange Zone meeting - Friday night

Saturday, 3 December 2011 10:23 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Day 283 - TV3 reports on a successful repair

Day 283 - TV3 reports on a successful repair

Saturday, 3 December 2011 9:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today Michael, Joeli and Mike worked on a Sydenham house.

Here is the TV3 News clip from 6pm tonight


Dec 3, 2011: I seem to have temporarily misplaced my sense of humour… (#12)

Dec 3, 2011: I seem to have temporarily misplaced my sense of humour… (#12)

Saturday, 3 December 2011 8:46 p.m. by GapFiller

I seem to have temporarily misplaced my sense of humour. JUST FINISHED on a giant wall in Sydenham: a huge new artwork by Wayne Youle, presented by the Christchurch Art Gallery and Gap Filler. Inspired by memories of his grandfather’s workshop, Wayne has designed a huge shadowboard like those found in sheds and garages everywhere. [...]

Dec 3, 2011: Gap Filler Community Chess – 454 Colombo St, Sydenham (#10)

Dec 3, 2011: Gap Filler Community Chess – 454 Colombo St, Sydenham (#10)

Saturday, 3 December 2011 8:27 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler’s Community Chess Launched 25 November, 454 Colombo Street, Sydenham A collaboration with students from the University of Canterbury, this project finally restores an iconic Christchurch activity to the city. Free to play. Pick up the key to the chset full of pieces from the new Honey Pot Cafe next door. TVNZ Breakfast programme, [...]

Day 282 - Addington School Twilight Gala

Day 282 - Addington School Twilight Gala

Friday, 2 December 2011 8:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

The Twilight Gala at Addington School tonight was a great success!