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Day 200 - nice suprise

Day 200 - nice suprise

Friday, 16 September 2011 1:21 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

I had just got back from giving a talk to U3A in Invercargill. A nice surprise was waiting in the letterbox - $1500 donation cheque from Southland for repairing more homes.

Many thanks!

Day 202 - section clearing

Day 202 - section clearing

Friday, 16 September 2011 1:18 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today's job was clearing a backyard of rubble and broken stuff and taking the lot to the tip.

The home was in Redruth St.

Sam Russell turned up with his trailer, and Michael, Matt 2 and Mike came in Matt 2's car with the Addington Action trailer.

The lady made a donation. Thank you!

Why an Avonside Orange Zone?

Why an Avonside Orange Zone?

Friday, 16 September 2011 6:45 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Not quite Avonside the suburb as it has been used by real estate agents and residents, but a clearly specified area.

Kaiapoi Orange Zones - Release of Cabinet papers on land damage decisions

Kaiapoi Orange Zones - Release of Cabinet papers on land damage decisions

Thursday, 15 September 2011 2:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

From the CERA web site: In late June and in mid-August 2011, Cabinet considered papers from the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery detailing the extensive geotechnical work that has been undertaken to assess the state of affected land.The following is a list of the papers and minutes available on the CERA web site here. Cabinet Paper: Land Decisions - June 2011 Cabinet Minute of

Spring is here, The Beach welcomes us back

Spring is here, The Beach welcomes us back

Wednesday, 14 September 2011 7:49 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

Kia ora, Hello New Brighton Folk,

I know I start many emails with the promise of good things to come, mostly because there is so much to look forward to in Brighton. Spring is there, on our doorstep and what's more is the good news: The Beach is Back! That's right folks, if you haven't already heard, the Council have given the beach the all clear! tells us
"Residents can return to the sea - the post-earthquake health warning at Christchurch beaches has been lifted." If that's not ...

St Albans School Market Day

St Albans School Market Day

Wednesday, 14 September 2011 3:54 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The St Albans School Market day is being held on Saturday 5th November.  Stalls are $20.00 for a  carpark site, $5.00 for a kids market stall.  Stalls are available for purchase from the St Albans School office

History repeating – St Albans Dump!

History repeating – St Albans Dump!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011 2:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

CERA - a fail mark for Communications 101

CERA - a fail mark for Communications 101

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

 

Temporary Accommodation Assistance package fixed

Temporary Accommodation Assistance package fixed

Tuesday, 13 September 2011 4:59 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Some time ago CanCERN identified anomalies in the Temporary Accommodation Assistance package. Due to the wording used Red Zone residents lost eligibility for assistance part way through the land settlement process. Over a period of weeks this issue has been worked through and the anomaly fixed. As a consequence the Ministry of Social Development has adjusted its policy in relation to

Canterbury insurance and repairs further delayed by insurers

Canterbury insurance and repairs further delayed by insurers

Monday, 12 September 2011 8:48 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The fourth point is an interesting area for speculation: 

Red Cross - Alternative Sewage System Grant update

Red Cross - Alternative Sewage System Grant update

Monday, 12 September 2011 8:00 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

CANLAW - legal information for those in the Red Zone

CANLAW - legal information for those in the Red Zone

Monday, 12 September 2011 7:05 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Christchurch Vegetarian Expo

Christchurch Vegetarian Expo

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

 

Community Update 11 September 2011

Community Update 11 September 2011

Sunday, 11 September 2011 5:13 p.m. by mtpleasentnews Popular







Red Cross - Targeted Moving Assistance Grant

Red Cross - Targeted Moving Assistance Grant

Sunday, 11 September 2011 7:00 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Earthquake Recovery and Rebuild Update # 18…Nicky Wagner

Earthquake Recovery and Rebuild Update # 18…Nicky Wagner

Sunday, 11 September 2011 12:14 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Shirley/Papanui/St Albans Community Board Agenda 14/9

Shirley/Papanui/St Albans Community Board Agenda 14/9

Sunday, 11 September 2011 12:09 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

http://www1.ccc.govt.nz/Council/agendas/2011/September/ShirleyPapanui14th/ShirleyPapanuiCommunityBoardAgenda14September2011.pdf

SHIRLEY/PAPANUI COMMUNITY BOARD – 31/8 minutes

SHIRLEY/PAPANUI COMMUNITY BOARD – 31/8 minutes

Sunday, 11 September 2011 12:06 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

SHIRLEY/PAPANUI COMMUNITY BOARD

How to Keep Safe Around Dogs

How to Keep Safe Around Dogs

Saturday, 10 September 2011 11:48 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The “Be a Tree” course is a dog bite prevention program for school age children. It focuses on fun and interactive activities to teach children how to read dog body language and how to act safely around their own dog and strange dogs. Kids love playing the Doggone Crazy Boardgame. Foundation of the Blind, 96 Bristol Street, 13 th September or 20 th September from 6.20pm to 7.20pm. Koha entry

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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