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public meeting notice: Sustainable Canterbury ~ Light Rail

public meeting notice: Sustainable Canterbury ~ Light Rail

Saturday, 10 September 2011 11:06 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Greetings, public meeting notice:

Christchurch Labour MPs Earthquake update

Christchurch Labour MPs Earthquake update

Saturday, 10 September 2011 11:00 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

http://christchurchlabourmps.createsend5.com/t/ViewEmail/r/C76C7490D1FE2104/8A4369BB2A5356062018F019E6F15D33

Health warning lifted at Christchurch beaches but estuary remains off limits

Health warning lifted at Christchurch beaches but estuary remains off limits

Saturday, 10 September 2011 10:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

CDHB Press Release

CERA - Draft Recovery Strategy for greater Christchurch

CERA - Draft Recovery Strategy for greater Christchurch

Saturday, 10 September 2011 8:10 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Inspirational global recovery speakers

Inspirational global recovery speakers

Saturday, 10 September 2011 10:49 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

A variety of inspirational speakers from around the globe, including the UK, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand shared their experiences relating to redeveloping cities and communities, in particular those which have been subjected to devastation – natural and human.

Parenting Week in St Albans

Parenting Week in St Albans

Thursday, 8 September 2011 12:47 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Parenting Week Progr Oct 2011

Department of Labour - Employer and Employee earthquake information updated.

Department of Labour - Employer and Employee earthquake information updated.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011 7:52 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Department of Labour has updated it's earthquake information for Christchurch businesses in light of what was learnt from the February 22nd earthquake. A wide range of information is covered in a question and answer format (here). The general categories and questions are listed below

Day 195 - organising repairs

Day 195 - organising repairs

Wednesday, 7 September 2011 2:49 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today, Paul and Helen Gailbraith from visited to discuss how Habitat's and Addington Action's efforts could best compliment each other.

Paul, a builder with many years experience, is now Project Manager for the "" project.

Discussed were
It is great that another organisation is now helping with the repairs, so that the work to do can be rationally divided up.

What will You Swap?

What will You Swap?

Wednesday, 7 September 2011 2:28 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

St Albans Tennis Club

St Albans Tennis Club

Wednesday, 7 September 2011 12:12 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Junior Registration Day is on 10th September from 1-2pm

Central City Plan submissions – due friday 16th September

Central City Plan submissions – due friday 16th September

Wednesday, 7 September 2011 11:59 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Day 194 - more repairs for next week

Day 194 - more repairs for next week

Wednesday, 7 September 2011 8:26 a.m. by addingtonaction

There are no repairs this week. Instead the time is being spent sorting out the next lot of jobs which are in.

CERA - geotech video on rockfalls

CERA - geotech video on rockfalls

Tuesday, 6 September 2011 8:02 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

ASB (English) Park Update

ASB (English) Park Update

Tuesday, 6 September 2011 4:51 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The seasons end.Its quite amazing to think that just a matter of days ago we had 12-15cm of snow engulfing ASB Football Park.  Today the new turf is almost 75% down and looking excitingly unique.  There is still much to do with sand and infill to be added.  We have a late September completion date in mind.  We look forward to hosting an official Christchurch City Council, FIFA Mainland Football launch in early October.  Look

Day 193 - free vegetables this coming summer

Day 193 - free vegetables this coming summer

Tuesday, 6 September 2011 8:07 a.m. by addingtonaction

After discussions with our CDHB contracts manager we are happy to notify the community that our Community Garden Plots are NOW AVAILABLE to all community members.

With the price of vegetable being at an all time high this is an opportunity for communities and whanau of all ethnicity and backgrounds to grow fresh vegetables for the table.

has, for the past 3 years opened up its property to whanau and community groups to grow fresh vegetables as part of our Maori Community Action Pl ...

St Albans Residents Association Meeting – Tuesday13th September @ 7.30

St Albans Residents Association Meeting – Tuesday13th September @ 7.30

Monday, 5 September 2011 1:50 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Abberley Park Hall , Abberley Cresent, St Albans.  The first hour of the meeting will be public discussion on St Albans and the current issues facing the area.  We would love to hear about any issues facing your particular areas of St Albans.

CanCERN  Q&A  with IAG & Hawkins

CanCERN Q&A with IAG & Hawkins

Monday, 5 September 2011 6:15 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The document is.

Day 192 - in for the long haul in shaky town

Day 192 - in for the long haul in shaky town

Sunday, 4 September 2011 11:18 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

It's 12 months since the first major quake in September 2010 and 6 months since the February quake. There is lots for Addington Action to do.

As the weather warms, it's a good time to fix up as many damaged uninsured homes as possible for both elderly and those with significant disabilities.

To do this, we need volunteers, building materials, tools and transport to be able to get as much done as possible.

Thanks to recent donations, we now have a stockpile of building materi ...

Avonside Girls High School update

Avonside Girls High School update

Saturday, 3 September 2011 9:17 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Demolition work is expected to start on the Stevensons Block at AGHS on Monday. .

Day 191 - Riverside Rally

Day 191 - Riverside Rally

Saturday, 3 September 2011 5:39 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular



CanCERN Update Newsletter #9

CanCERN Update Newsletter #9

Saturday, 3 September 2011 4:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Riverside Community Group is calling for support at their mass rally

Riverside Community Group is calling for support at their mass rally

Saturday, 3 September 2011 2:45 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

2.  RVs are reviewed where there is significant and demonstrable undervaluation

Legal Q & A on Red Zone questions

Legal Q & A on Red Zone questions

Saturday, 3 September 2011 7:45 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CanCERN and Community Law Canterbury have worked together to identify and answer many of the major questions facing Red Zone residents. The result is a fact sheet produced by Community Law Canterbury covering a range of issues including:

Day 190 - roof job 1

Day 190 - roof job 1

Friday, 2 September 2011 10:51 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Matt and Michael worked on a house in Sydenham today to make it weather tight. Joeli joined into help on the roof in the afternoon. Tracy and Mike found tools and materials.

A dehumidifier has been put in the house to dry out rooms that have suffered water damage.

In a few weeks, the first room will be gutted, lined with batts and relined with new gib board. Once that's fixed, the other rooms will be done one by one. Then donated carpet will be laid.

The exterior of the hous ...

Earthquake Royal Commission - Stairs and Access Ramps between Floors in Multi-storey Buildings

Earthquake Royal Commission - Stairs and Access Ramps between Floors in Multi-storey Buildings

Friday, 2 September 2011 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

From the Royal Commission's website:

Earthquake Royal Commission - Preliminary Observations from the Christchurch Earthquakes

Earthquake Royal Commission - Preliminary Observations from the Christchurch Earthquakes

Friday, 2 September 2011 5:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

From the Royal Commission's website: John Hare, in consultation with other structural engineers, has put together a list of observations made on the performance of buildings in the Christchurch earthquakes.  The list includes suggestions for factors which should be considered for amendment in design codes/standards, together with a number of aspects which require research and structural

CERA - geotech videos on sink holes and foundations

CERA - geotech videos on sink holes and foundations

Thursday, 1 September 2011 8:20 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CERA have released two more videos with geotech engineer Jan Kupec. In these videos he gives explanations of: sinkholes and poses questions about them ( e.g. will they affect the land or the house later on?) options for rebuilding - providing a safe and secure foundation for houses in Canterbury by first looking at how houses fail and then what is needed to prevent this happening. The videos

Day 189 - fixing a broken window

Day 189 - fixing a broken window

Thursday, 1 September 2011 12:39 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today, Tony and Matt are replacing a badly damaged window on a house in Lincoln Road. Needs to be done quick in case the weather goes soggy later today. Will need to come back in few weeks to do interior trim, once the wall has dried out.

Last night, Matt and other Mike attached the giant tool box to the front of the trailer and sorted out compartments etc. Matt sharpened up the wood chisels for today.

Today, I get to run errands for materials and more tools!

Red-zone tours for RWC media

Red-zone tours for RWC media

Thursday, 1 September 2011 6:15 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Yesterday's Press had an article about plans to give Rugby World Cup media representatives tours of the Red Zone. The online version of the article is here. The lucky journalists will be taken to see the inner city Red Zone, AMI stadium, and the RWC 2011 fan zone. There will be three tours during September, coinciding with visits by the England, Wallabies and All Blacks teams. Each tour will

Parents Voice

Parents Voice

Wednesday, 31 August 2011 11:32 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Day 188 - Tools Tools Tools!

Day 188 - Tools Tools Tools!

Wednesday, 31 August 2011 8:10 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today we visited Bunnings and collected a large and varied assortment of tools and equipment including:

-cordless drill, nail gun, electric sander
-screwdrivers, chisels, handsaws, hammers
-multipurpose ladders, brushes, carpenters belts
-PPE (safety gear)

we also purchased a water blaster for paint stripping and cleaning duties, and a dehumidifier for preparing interior spaces.
We visited two homes continuing previous work, assessing and planning for necessary repairs. ...

One Year On.

One Year On.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011 7:30 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

Kia ora, Hello Brighton folk,

Almost a year has passed since our lives were irrecoverably changed. There are many activities taking place over the city to commemorate what has been an incredibly difficult year: from the illumination of an enormous light in the square to a and many, quiet, personal prayers. While it is a time to commemorate our many losses, it is also the chance to celebrate what we do have. Our future. Our community. Ourselves.


There are many to be ...

EQC liability update

EQC liability update

Wednesday, 31 August 2011 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Horseshoe Lake Community Garage Sale

Horseshoe Lake Community Garage Sale

Tuesday, 30 August 2011 9:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

September 10th 2011

Choosing a Red Zone option & taking on your insurance company

Choosing a Red Zone option & taking on your insurance company

Tuesday, 30 August 2011 4:03 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 187 - replacing window and new trailer

Day 187 - replacing window and new trailer

Tuesday, 30 August 2011 12:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today we picked up a trailer for the crew to use. It is a 4x2, rated for 1000Kg and galvanised for a long life. Also comes with spare wheel, long towing bar and ladder racks for ladders or timber.

A galvanised fold up cage and cover has also been ordered. This will help shift people to better accommodation, and removing rubble.

This afternoon, the main job is replacing a window on a damaged house. The window will be primed today, and a separate paint crew will go around in about a ...

Canterbury insurance embargo

Canterbury insurance embargo

Tuesday, 30 August 2011 4:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The website insuranceNEWS.com.au have produced an article analysing what is currently happening with insurance cover in Canterbury and what the future might hold for: the long term availabliity of insurance, the type and amount of cover available, the size of excesses, and the cost of premiums. It is an interesting read whether you have household or business insurance. The article is here. .

State Insurance update

State Insurance update

Tuesday, 30 August 2011 1:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Court Theatre @ St Albans School

Court Theatre @ St Albans School

Tuesday, 30 August 2011 1:00 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

St Albans School PTA is please to announce that the Court Theatre is coming to perform at school. Adventures of Captain Cook is to be held as a Fun Family Event and will be held in the hall on Saturday 10 th September starting at 2pm. Tickets are $3 per child and will be available from the school office next week. Parents are free. See you there!

New info on CERA website

New info on CERA website

Tuesday, 30 August 2011 12:14 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Celebration of Hope

Celebration of Hope

Monday, 29 August 2011 11:08 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Remembering our Past, Serving our present – creating our future

Forum 28 – Peak Oil: NZs response

Forum 28 – Peak Oil: NZs response

Monday, 29 August 2011 11:01 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

What: Forum 28 – Peak Oil: NZs response When: Friday 2 September 2011 Time: 9am to 12 noon Where: Waikirikiri Room, Landcare, Gerald Street, Lincoln

EQC mobile unit coming to St Albans

EQC mobile unit coming to St Albans

Monday, 29 August 2011 10:41 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Wednesday 7th & Thursday 8th September from 9.30am – 4.00pm

EQC mobile unit coming to St Albans – POSTPONED

EQC mobile unit coming to St Albans – POSTPONED

Monday, 29 August 2011 10:41 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Wednesday 7th & Thursday 8th September from 9.30am – 4.00pm  POSTPONED

Protest! Celebrate! Get Involved!

Protest! Celebrate! Get Involved!

Monday, 29 August 2011 10:31 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

On Monday 5th September the National Party are  descending on mass to hold a cabinet meeting at the Copthorne Hotel – 449 Memorial Avenue (near Christchurch Airport). This will be the first  time in 16 years that a cabinet has met outside the confines of the  Beehive. Key and Brownlee are expected to have a press conference at  2.30pm to claim a victorious National Government response to the  challenges we have faced. So we

Day 186 - big rubber toolbox

Day 186 - big rubber toolbox

Monday, 29 August 2011 6:49 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Matt, Matt and Mike visited many places needing repairs to make a bit of a plan for the rest of the week. Matt and Matt completed the blocking up of a damaged chimney.

Then, went to Bunnings and got a giant rubber toolbox to go on the front of the trailer. Picking up the trailer tomorrow morning.

Sadly visited one uninsured house that needs a total rebuild. Something we can't touch.

Wednesday Earthquake Recovery Forums

Wednesday Earthquake Recovery Forums

Monday, 29 August 2011 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

How to live before you die.

How to live before you die.

Monday, 29 August 2011 1:28 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Lets get it done project - help for those with work to be done

Lets get it done project - help for those with work to be done

Sunday, 28 August 2011 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 185 - Saw stand

Day 185 - Saw stand

Sunday, 28 August 2011 2:00 a.m. by addingtonaction

Yesterday - we got a mobile saw stand for the cross cut saw. It folds up, is robust and even has wheels so it can be easily moved. Great for ensuring accurate cuts of framing timber for patching roofs and walls, and much better for workers backs.

Red Zone FAQ from the NZ Bankers Association

Red Zone FAQ from the NZ Bankers Association

Saturday, 27 August 2011 8:37 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The New Zealand Bankers Association (NZBA) has a web site promoting their activities, and providing generic information about situations faced by bank customers. The web site is here. The NZBA recently released an FAQ containing information for Residential Red Zone residents, and their lawyers, on the perspective taken by banks on the Government's Red Zone offer.  Information in the FAQ

Day 184 - Repairs Done and Plans for Next Week

Day 184 - Repairs Done and Plans for Next Week

Saturday, 27 August 2011 7:23 p.m. by addingtonaction

We had a good turnout today to finish the work on 15 Macaulay St. Mike, Mike, Tony, James, Tim, Callum and Matt were present and pitching in.


Work finished included the tall front fence, the shorter driveway fence, the driveway entrance gates and the water mains pipe. A general garden and rubbish tidy was done also.

Next week we have qualified builder Matt arriving from Auckland. Matt has kindly flown himself down and will be billeted with John and Helen McNeil for the week. Me ...

Day 184 - more repairs

Day 184 - more repairs

Saturday, 27 August 2011 8:03 a.m. by addingtonaction

The crew will be out today doing more repairs to uninsured homes. Looks like it will be a beautiful day!

Day 183 - Tool time!

Day 183 - Tool time!

Friday, 26 August 2011 6:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

News today of a donation of $10,000 from based in Hamilton. This donation will be used to buy tools and equipment to enable the volunteers to help as many people as possible affected by the quakes.

One of the side benefits of the repair project is to get young people keen on getting trade skills for the future rebuild of Christchurch. For that to happen the volunteer project has to run like a proper work site.

The 2011 Lincoln University State of the Nation’s Environment Address

The 2011 Lincoln University State of the Nation’s Environment Address

Friday, 26 August 2011 1:26 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The 2011 Lincoln University State of the Nation’s Environment Address is taking place on Wednesday 14th September, 5.00pm in Stewart Lecture Theatre 1.

Whats inside a Red Zone pack?

Whats inside a Red Zone pack?

Friday, 26 August 2011 1:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CERA have a web page that explains what is inside the Government's "offer pack". Copies of the documents in the pack are also available to see or download. The web page is

Earthquake Royal Commission - GNS technical report

Earthquake Royal Commission - GNS technical report

Thursday, 25 August 2011 10:40 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

From the Royal Commission's website:

Day 183 - Tooltime!

Day 183 - Tooltime!

Thursday, 25 August 2011 10:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

News today of a donation of $10,000 from CEAT. This will be used to buy tools and equipment to enable the volunteers to help as many people as possible affected by the quakes.

Neighbourhood Week – 29 October to 6 November 2011 – Community Board is making small subsidies available

Neighbourhood Week – 29 October to 6 November 2011 – Community Board is making small subsidies available

Thursday, 25 August 2011 9:09 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Christchurch City Council is currently promoting Neighbourhood Week 2011.  Neighbourhood Week is all about communities where people support each other, keep an eye out for each other and give each other a helping hand.