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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:

Consultation on changes to seismicity and foundation details for Canterbury

Consultation on changes to seismicity and foundation details for Canterbury

Monday, 10 October 2011 9:24 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Department of Building and Housing has called for comments on changes it made some months ago to the Building Code’s supporting documents for Structure. These were made as urgent changes on the 19th of May and, because of their urgent introduction, must be opened up to public comment within six months of the date of introduction. The changes included: Increased the seismic hazard factor

Orange and White Zones Time To Be Heard

Orange and White Zones Time To Be Heard

Monday, 10 October 2011 7:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

After constant delays, lack of transparency and lack of compassion, we do believe our communities will not be heard if we do not make it clear that we matter too! Please join us and be heard.

New Brighton School Holiday Programme at your Library

New Brighton School Holiday Programme at your Library

Monday, 10 October 2011 2:14 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

Orange and White zones CERA protest - 16th of October

Orange and White zones CERA protest - 16th of October

Monday, 10 October 2011 7:23 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

From the organisers. If you want to make contact there is an e-mail address at the end of the notice.

Ramble for Happiness in Hagley Park

Ramble for Happiness in Hagley Park

Sunday, 9 October 2011 9:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Christchurch knows a thing or two about resilience.  Having survived so much this year and seen off a challenging winter, we think it’s time for a breath of fresh spring air.  Walk 4 Wellbeing is a free, fun and non-competitive ‘ramble’ with a difference through the still-beating leafy heart of our city and that’s something to celebrate.

Day 226 - Knowledge is Power

Day 226 - Knowledge is Power

Sunday, 9 October 2011 9:16 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

8 members of Addington Action attended a training seminar today about dealing with WINZ.

Many working people in Addington and surrounding areas are having difficulty getting help from WINZ  for the earthquake related problems they are having.

Workers who are now working reduced hours, need and are entitled to a top up in wages so they can pay the rent, power and feed their kids.

Many women who have lost their jobs are being turned away by WINZ from registering as unempl ...