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EQC to have contents claims “Sorted by Summer”

EQC to have contents claims “Sorted by Summer”

Thursday, 29 September 2011 11:22 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will settle all outstanding contents claims from the Canterbury earthquakes by Christmas, providing it receives all relevant information from Canatabrians by October 24.

Put the Kettle on!

Put the Kettle on!

Thursday, 29 September 2011 9:11 a.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

Kia ora, Hello New Brighton Folk,


There is such a lot of interest to read in this week's newsletter that it really is worth putting the kettle on now and making a cuppa T and reading right to the very end. I've received some very interesting contributions from all over the community and as usual there are some real gems there- there is always something to look forward to!

Keep your eye on our website: where I'll be making some changes and upd ...

Avonside Girls High - demolition of the main block

Avonside Girls High - demolition of the main block

Thursday, 29 September 2011 5:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Demolition of the main block at AGHS is scheduled to start today. .

Central City Plan - council hearings

Central City Plan - council hearings

Wednesday, 28 September 2011 8:06 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

From the council's website here: About 450 organisations and individuals asked to have their comments heard by Council. These hearings begin next Monday 3 October and will run for seven days.The Central City Plan Team is currently working on analysing the comments in preparation for these hearings and Council’s subsequent deliberations.The hearings will be held:     • Monday 3 October,

EQC, Fletchers and pre-existing damage

EQC, Fletchers and pre-existing damage

Wednesday, 28 September 2011 12:38 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

St Albans Update

St Albans Update

Wednesday, 28 September 2011 12:32 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Welcome / Intro

Welcome / Intro

Wednesday, 28 September 2011 10:24 a.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

After being in recess for 5 years the Ferrymead Brookhaven Residents Assn decided to hold a Family Fun Day at Ti Rakau Reserve near the playground on 21st May 2011.  What a great turnout, between 350-400 people came out for 4 hours of children's fun and entertainment. Bouncy castles, face painting, ice-creams, free sausages adn drinks, fun and laughter. Also a great chance for adults to mix and mingle with neighbours, we estimated over 90% were Brookhaven residents.  Many thanks f ...

Canvas Bag Theatre 2011

Canvas Bag Theatre 2011

Wednesday, 28 September 2011 12:02 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

3 different plays each night including Sleeping Beauty on Friday, Rumplestiltskin on Saturday and a different trio of Greek Myths each night.  The plays are devised and written by individual tutors for each group and are designed to showcase the skills of the students, aged 5 to 13 years of age. Mozarts has links with Papageno Productions which wrote and produced the delightful tv series The Dress-Up Box.  This is sure to be

Update August/Sept

Update August/Sept

Tuesday, 27 September 2011 5:51 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

We have had numerous contacts with CERA senior staff since the letter from Roger Sutton to Orange Zone residents dated 01 August.  We wrote specifically to request clarification of our notification status.  His letter did not mention Brookhaven.  We also asked for feedback on our land in view of media reporting about area wide ground settlement for parts of Woolston and Ferrymead.  As many of you are aware on-going land mapping, aerial survey and sampling has taken place in a ...

AMI - Red  Zone assessments

AMI - Red Zone assessments

Tuesday, 27 September 2011 5:08 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Update June/July 2011

Update June/July 2011

Tuesday, 27 September 2011 5:04 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

Prior to the devastation of June13th, we had been earnestly trying to obtain a Ferrymead/Brookhaven community meeting where key people form CERA, Council and elected members could update us on progress, land issues etc since Feb 22. Sadly following the major June event and ongoing aftershocks sequence, it appears we will have to until perhaps early-mid-December for an area wide meeting.  During the difficult week that followed June 13th, we saw many people work tirelessly and unselfishly fo ...

CERA geotech maps for Brooklands and Spencerville

CERA geotech maps for Brooklands and Spencerville

Monday, 26 September 2011 8:27 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CERA have released maps/aerial photographs of land, waste water, and housing damage in Brooklands and Spencerville. Unfortunately there is no explanatory text with them.

In PDF format  the maps show:


CanCERN Newsletter #12

CanCERN Newsletter #12

Monday, 26 September 2011 11:24 a.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

Day 214 - Low-cost homeowners losing out

Day 214 - Low-cost homeowners losing out

Monday, 26 September 2011 8:30 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Many homes in Kaiapoi have been red-zoned because their rateable value is too low, residents were told at a rally in the town yesterday.

The Rev Mike Coleman said the Government looked at a property's rateable value, then calculated how much it was going to cost to remediate the land and if the cost to fix the land was more than the property was worth, the land was zoned red.

Properties in the more expensive suburbs on the Port Hills and in Fendalton would never go red because it w ...

Holy Trinity Avonside has been demolished

Holy Trinity Avonside has been demolished

Sunday, 25 September 2011 8:00 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

  

Day 212 - Interior Touch-Ups

Day 212 - Interior Touch-Ups

Saturday, 24 September 2011 6:56 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today we worked on two houses which needed gib stopping work. One house needed a ceiling panel replaced after a chimney fell and punched through; the other was an interior wall section which had been damaged. Volunteers Tim and Michael were on hand to complete the task with gib stopping technique instruction being provided by Addington Action founder Mike.





Today we also had Chrissy accompanying us. Chrissy is a second-year photography student who has chosen volunteer group ...

Community Update                           24 September 2011

Community Update 24 September 2011

Saturday, 24 September 2011 11:32 a.m. by mtpleasentnews Popular


Day 212 - Somerfield St

Day 212 - Somerfield St

Saturday, 24 September 2011 8:55 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

A quick job fixing a fallen down ceiling in Somerfield St today for an old chap.

The trailer goes back to the factory for an upgrade next week. A removable cage will be fitted and a tarp. This will enable the trailer to be used as a builder trailer or as a furniture shifting trailer.

Scrutinising Labours policy

Scrutinising Labour's policy

Saturday, 24 September 2011 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

All political parties and policies deserve to be given close scrutiny, and critiqued as required. Some political policies have titles as strident, and meaningless, as headlines in the tabloid news. What lies behind them needs to be teased out. In doing this a balanced and informed approach is essential. One item in particular in Wednesday's Press showed little enthusiasm for the latter part

Speak up to CERA for Sustainability!

Speak up to CERA for Sustainability!

Saturday, 24 September 2011 12:15 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Now that we’ve finished the submissions process on the Council’s Draft Plan for the Central City, we’re ready to start again and consider the CERA Recovery Strategy.

Building a better city - Christchurch Methodist Mission

Building a better city - Christchurch Methodist Mission

Friday, 23 September 2011 7:54 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Christchurch Methodist Mission is producing information sheets on various social issues, with a view to using the rebuilding of the city as an opportunity to make changes. These issues are important now and, for better or worse, will have a significant influence on what our new city will be like in the future.

Currently there are information sheets available on:


with additional sheets covering employment, the community sector and&nb ...

Icecycles – Free bike maintenance workshop

Icecycles – Free bike maintenance workshop

Friday, 23 September 2011 3:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Flat tyre, squeaky chain, worn out brakes, dodgy seat?

Christchurch Methodist Mission is producing a series of discussion papers on some key social issues that could be addressed in the rebuild of Christchurch

Christchurch Methodist Mission is producing a series of discussion papers on some key social issues that could be addressed in the rebuild of Christchurch

Friday, 23 September 2011 1:41 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Christchurch Methodist Mission is producing a series of discussion papers on some key social issues that could be addressed in the rebuild of Christchurch.  These include Child Poverty, Gambling, Housing Affordability, Alcohol Misuse, Employment, Food scarcity, Age friendly cities.  Papers are available  http://www.mmsi.org.nz/our-views.html   More will be posted over the next week.

CERA Recovery Strategy Information Sessions

CERA Recovery Strategy Information Sessions

Friday, 23 September 2011 1:28 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Sunday 25 September Chisnallwood Intermediate School Breezes Rd, Aranui 2pm-3.30pm

Day 211 - Walton St

Day 211 - Walton St

Friday, 23 September 2011 8:02 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

The crew is off today to start fixing a house in Walton St, Sydenham. There are 5 rooms to fix up. This place will need many visits.

Gambling machine and brothel bylaw changes

Gambling machine and brothel bylaw changes

Friday, 23 September 2011 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Council has announced that it is looking at the bylaws covering gambling machines and brothels. Whatever comes out of these reviews, and any temporary permissions that may be issued, will influence the way the new city and greater Christchurch will operate at both a business and social level. Gaming Venues Policy 2009 The CCC is considering a review of the bylaws regarding gambling

Christchurch Academy of Ballet

Christchurch Academy of Ballet

Thursday, 22 September 2011 11:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

New purpose built dance studio at 12 Berwick Street, St Albans. Enrolments now commencing with registrations at the studio from 9-11am on Saturday 17th September. $8-$10 lesson. Pre-primary to advanced adult classes. Enquiries 021 0294 7554  http://www.nzballet.co.nz/

Have -A- Go Cricket Programme

Have -A- Go Cricket Programme

Thursday, 22 September 2011 9:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Riccarton Cricket Club are running a Have -A-Go cricket programme at St Albans School for the summer. The first session will commence on Friday 14 th October at 5.30pm. The programme is designed for new cricketers and provides an introductory opportunity to learn the skills of the game before starting to play in the junior ranks. The cost of joining the programme is $40 per person and the programme will run for 14 weeks until

Day 210 - Habitat For Humanity

Day 210 - Habitat For Humanity

Thursday, 22 September 2011 9:03 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular


Labours Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Plan - issues of detail regarding insurance problems

Labour's Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Plan - issues of detail regarding insurance problems

Thursday, 22 September 2011 6:00 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Labour's Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Plan, like all policy documents, has the big picture but no detail.

Of particular concern is the absence of timing for each of the proposals. When will a specific policy be initiated? What priority will it be given in the whole raft of post-election policies the incoming government would bring with it?

Some proposals are more time sensitive than others and, despite the good intentions, there is a risk that wi ...

Community Meeting tomorrow

Community Meeting tomorrow

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 11:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Good evening

more info on Ceres environmental

more info on Ceres environmental

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 11:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

http://blogs.newzealand.usembassy.gov/ambassador/2011/07/ceres-environmental-ready-to-chip-in-for-christchurch/

Company listens to area residents and withdraws application for Papanui recycling site

Company listens to area residents and withdraws application for Papanui recycling site

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 10:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Ceres Environmental, an international disaster response, demolition and recycling company, is withdrawing its application for an earthquake debris recycling site in Papanui in response to concerns raised by local residents.

Lloyds of London are well positioned

Lloyd's of London are well positioned

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 7:57 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Lloyd's of London are okay.

According to a Lloyd's media release:


Must be quake-brain, I can't remember where the New Zealand floods were, although the writing on the wall in the last sentence of the fourth paragraph is quite clear.

More cheerful, if possibly slightly inaccurate, Lloyd's news .

Day 209 - fundraising for a work vehicle

Day 209 - fundraising for a work vehicle

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 7:26 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Spent the day at a funding seminar in the morning and in meetings all afternoon to find a way to raise money to get a work vehicle.

The projects on the go at the moment need a work vehicle to provide free assistance to;
Addington Action is currently looking after 600 quake affected families.

Fixing a house in Lincoln Rd tomorrow, Wilton St on Friday and Somerfield St on Saturday.

St Albans Cricket – Girls Cricket

St Albans Cricket – Girls Cricket

Tuesday, 20 September 2011 11:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

We have excellent coaching and opportunities for Yr 5/6 and Yr 7/8 girls, with an all girl’s competition of over 20 teams. Games last for 2.5 hours – it’s not all day and we organise a coffee cart for parents! All girls bat and bowl each game – the emphasis is on fun and full participation and all gear is provided. Competition starts 1st October so enrol now online at www.stalbanscricket.co.nz  For the really keen

Science Alive After School Programmes

Science Alive After School Programmes

Tuesday, 20 September 2011 11:11 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Science Alive is offering free after school science programmes in your local library. We are at Shirley Library on Wednesday from 3.30pm-4.30pm with a different topic each week of the school term. Each child will make something to take home. There is no need to book, just pop on in.

Papanui Dump – DUMPED

Papanui Dump – DUMPED

Tuesday, 20 September 2011 10:23 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Good evening

Action for Christchurch East update

Action for Christchurch East update

Tuesday, 20 September 2011 10:00 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Action for Christchurch East have decided to add no further posts to their website (here). A new network has been created and Action for Christchurch East will be part of its development. The new network is called Otautahi Solidarity Network and you can find them here. .

Thank you...

Thank you...

Tuesday, 20 September 2011 12:54 p.m. by Actionforchcheast Popular

On the day the Action for Christchurch East blog hits 2000 site visits we have the news that no more posts will be posted on this site...
 

Thank you...

Thank you...

Tuesday, 20 September 2011 12:49 p.m. by Actionforchcheast

On the day the Action for Christchurch East blog hits 2000 site visits we have the news that no more posts will be posted on this site...

Day 208 - clearing back section

Day 208 - clearing back section

Tuesday, 20 September 2011 7:46 a.m. by addingtonaction

The job today between odd showers is cutting down some old trees, chopping them up, so that a back section is clear for a vege garden.

And using the new chainsaw - a Stihl !!!

Papanui Dump – Community Board update

Papanui Dump – Community Board update

Monday, 19 September 2011 10:56 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Durham Street – St Albans – Wastewater repairs

Durham Street – St Albans – Wastewater repairs

Monday, 19 September 2011 10:51 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

This work will start Monday 19 September.  We will be working Monday to Friday between the hours of 7am to 6pm and on Saturdays between the hours of 7am to 4pm. On rare occasions we may have to work on a Sunday to complete essential work.

Notice of thanks to St Albans residents

Notice of thanks to St Albans residents

Monday, 19 September 2011 10:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The CRFU would like to express their thanks to the St Albans Community and how much we have appreciated their patience during the ITM Cup Campaign. We know, at times it has been challenging for some. Overall the ITM Cup Campaign has been very successful and the feedback we have had, has been nothing but positive.

Ranfurly St Works Notice

Ranfurly St Works Notice

Monday, 19 September 2011 10:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

A new water main is being installing in Ranfurly St from Bristol St to Springfield St. Starting Monday 26th September for approximately 5 weeks.

Papanui Dump – Community meeting

Papanui Dump – Community meeting

Monday, 19 September 2011 9:45 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

community meeting for this Thursday  22nd.  This will be at the Paparoa St school starting at 7:30    and wrapping up no later than 9pm.

Day 207 - office setup

Day 207 - office setup

Monday, 19 September 2011 5:06 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

The weekend was also spent getting the office for Addington Action shipshape for the long-haul.

There was a good throwout and shifting furniture around to make the place efficient. Other volunteers will be coming into help with many tasks so we can get heaps done.

A car has been borrowed till next Monday. The work crew will be going out most days this week, repairing uninsured homes. Lets hope the weather remembers to be nice!

Waimakariri Red/Green Zoners Rally

Waimakariri Red/Green Zoners Rally

Monday, 19 September 2011 1:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The following is from the event organisers:

Day 206 - pesky shower

Day 206 - pesky shower

Sunday, 18 September 2011 4:30 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

The repair job today was sorting out the shower water temperature in an uninsured home in Kipling St Addington. The hot water cylinder fell over during the February quake, was put back but the water temperatures have never been the same.

The suspect was that the shower mixer needed a tweak. All good so far - but removing the shower mixer face plate showed no sign of a mixing unit. Unless its been very well hidden.

Whoever built this flat never designed it for easy maintenance. Will ...

Avonside Girls High School - demolition underway

Avonside Girls High School - demolition underway

Sunday, 18 September 2011 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Saturday afternoon around 5.30 ...

How the cost-effectiveness of land remediation is measured.

How the cost-effectiveness of land remediation is measured.

Saturday, 17 September 2011 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Cabinet, at its meeting on the 15th of August, agreed to a new method of calculating whether it would be cost-effective to remediate particular areas of land. This decision was made in association with decisions on the Kaiapoi Orange Zone, and was used for those decisions.

The method determines that land is not cost effective to remediate if the cost of remediation would be greater than the value of the land as set out in para 8.1 of the Cabinet Minu ...

Day 205 - red-zone residents fight back

Day 205 - red-zone residents fight back

Friday, 16 September 2011 6:44 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Copied from

Metro News reporter Marcus Gibbs looks at whether there is a tide of discontent rising among red-zone residents.

The first red zone payouts have been received, in a week in which has seen two protests with more in the planning.
from on .

Day 197 - U3A

Day 197 - U3A

Friday, 16 September 2011 4:43 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

I was invited to give a talk today by U3A to an audience of 100 at the Windsor Anglican church hall in Invercargill.

It was great to be able to talk to such an interested audience about Addington Action and the experiences of community organising in response to the February quakes in Christchurch. I then got to cover the previous life experiences that equipped me for such a role. Public speaking sure helps get the old noggin in order!

Day 204 - Laurie has an idea

Day 204 - Laurie has an idea

Friday, 16 September 2011 4:30 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Former Addington Action committee member Laurie Geddis visited today to discuss some fundraising ideas.

A lot of working people in Christchurch are in big trouble and the big pots of money raised is not getting to these people.

There will be a meeting next week of a number of groups who work closely together on the ground to see what can be organised.

Day 199 - successful Riverside Rally

Day 199 - successful Riverside Rally

Friday, 16 September 2011 2:59 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular




Disgruntled homeowners in Christchurch’s residential red zone have held a mass protest rally today (Sunday, September 11th, 2011) in an attempt to persuade the government to rethink its offer for their quake-damaged properties.

The rally was organised by the Riverside Community Group, and was held on the riverbank just south of the Medway St bridge in the suburb of Richmond, where residents have voted to reject the government’s offer to purchase their properties for their 200 ...

Day 201 - more help with food bank

Day 201 - more help with food bank

Friday, 16 September 2011 2:51 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Dianne has taken over the job of picking up the weekly food parcels from me. Each week a van goes to 0800 Hungry in Bromley and picks up food parcels ordered for Addington people. Flo handles organising the distribution of the parcels by the street reps. My job is to write up the orders for each week.

Delegating is a great thing!

Day 196 - gift from New Brighton

Day 196 - gift from New Brighton

Friday, 16 September 2011 1:49 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Some nice people in New Brighton sent $200 to Addington Action to help with the repairs to uninsured homes.

Many thanks!