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Jan 9: Events in January

Jan 9: Events in January

Monday, 9 January 2012 4:21 p.m. by GapFiller

G’day folks. We have a bunch of stuff coming up in the next few weeks to keep you busy. 1) The Gap Filler Petanque Tournament at the LPC (Lyttelton Petanque Club) Gap Filler presents its second Petanque Tournament, to be held on Tuesday 17 January, at the Lyttelton Petanque Club, London Street, Lyttelton. The first [...]

Day 318 - The Green Team

Day 318 - The Green Team

Sunday, 8 January 2012 10:53 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today we had Mike, Michael, Susan, Tony, Katie and Stu on board for a complete trim and tidy of the gardens at 28 Parlane St:

Geotechnical earthquake engineering practice

Geotechnical earthquake engineering practice

Saturday, 7 January 2012 9:39 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The publication arose from a desire to bring uniformity of practice within New Zealand by producing guidelines. It is a technical document, very much so in some parts, but does give some idea of what procedures are used in assessing land and how these procedures are carried out. Also useful for the lay person in TC3 areas. What you don't understand from this document may be the basis for asking questions when site specific assessments are to be done.

Science based earthquake update

Science based earthquake update

Friday, 6 January 2012 10:30 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

GNS scientists and Tonkin & Taylor specialists this afternoon briefed city councillors and local members of parliament on the  latest information available for earthquakes in the region, and what might be expected to occur in the future. Information from the briefing can be found on the following websites: TV3 News live-streamed the presentation and have it available thorough video on demand

Day 216 - Painting and Blasting

Day 216 - Painting and Blasting

Friday, 6 January 2012 5:32 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

continuing yesterday's efforts we completed the second external coat of paint (in the now famous colour "Addington Merangue"). Mike, Michael and Susan were on the brushes.
We also water blasted most of the paths around the house where it was needed.
This house looks fantastic now and will just need some small detailing to finish.

Around mid-morning we also dropped off some old tyres and some spare plant pots to the Strickland St community gardens.

Parklands and its zoning.

Parklands and it's zoning.

Thursday, 5 January 2012 9:26 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

In today's Press (here) a geotechnical engineer from Tonkin & Taylor states there are no engineering grounds for reclassifying Parklands as a Red Zone. The same engineer is quoted as saying the land in Parklands is "much better than in the red zones". This may, or may not, be the case, however there is no conclusive evidence either way. Nothing has been made public about the state of the

Day 316 - Painting and Blasting

Day 316 - Painting and Blasting

Thursday, 5 January 2012 7:30 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Continuing yesterday's efforts we completed the second external coat of paint (in the now famous colour "Addington Merangue"). Mike, Michael and Susan were on the brushes. We also water blasted most of the paths around the house where it was needed. This house looks fantastic now and will just need some small detailing to finish.

Around mid-morning we also dropped off some old tyres and some spare plant pots to the Strickland St community gardens.

Day 215 - First Action for 2010!

Day 215 - First Action for 2010!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012 10:30 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today was our first day back after a week or so break for xmas/new year. 35 Scott St recieved a complete exterior waterblast, a first coat of paint and the garden was sprayed as well.
We will return tomorrow to fill some exterior gaps and cracks, and to complete the painting.

Day 315 - First Action for 2012!

Day 315 - First Action for 2012!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012 10:30 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today was our first day back after a week or so break for xmas/new year. A home in Scott St recieved a complete exterior waterblast, a first coat of paint and the garden was sprayed as well.
We will return tomorrow to fill some exterior gaps and cracks, and to complete the painting.

Whats on your mind? - CanCERN want to know

Whats on your mind? - CanCERN want to know

Wednesday, 4 January 2012 9:05 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CanCERN, of which our society is a member, is an organisation with good track record of trying to sort out the large problems that affect many of us. Considering it has a staff of only two what is achieved is very impressive. CanCERN meets regularly with CERA, CCC, EQC and insurers. To make these meetings more productive CanCERN need to know the range of issues and questions experienced in

Orange Zone announcements - February

Orange Zone announcements - February

Tuesday, 3 January 2012 2:23 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The New Zealand Herald has an article (here) based on a Radio New Zealand interview with Roger Sutton (8.00 news this morning). In that interview Sutton states that Orange Zone decisions will be announced in February. Considering previous comments mentioned "early in the new year" that is stretching the timetable somewhat. Why decision making is taking so long is impossible to understand from

Happy new year

Happy new year

Sunday, 1 January 2012 10:53 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Happy new year one and all. Please spare a thought for those who went north for a quiet time and got soaked. Unless something significant happens, the next post will be on the 4th. .

a vision for the Avon River red zone

a vision for the Avon River red zone

Thursday, 29 December 2011 11:01 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Welcome to our vision, changing Christchurch’s Avon River red zone from a place of despair and tragedy to a land of beauty and joy.

Day 309 - unexpected donation

Day 309 - unexpected donation

Thursday, 29 December 2011 8:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Two long time friends turned up today with an unexpected donation. They had seen a recent article in The Weekend Press which mentioned Addington Action as one of several community groups which had helped people after the quakes.

Colin and Carla donated $100 to Addington Action to "buy a box of nails".

Thanks!

CANTERBURY WEA   PROGRAMME      FEBRUARY   –   APRIL   2012

CANTERBURY WEA PROGRAMME FEBRUARY – APRIL 2012

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 10:29 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

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EQC release fourteen more new geotech factual reports

EQC release fourteen more new geotech factual reports

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 9:00 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Zoning appeals

Zoning appeals

Tuesday, 27 December 2011 11:03 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

In today's Press (here) it is mentioned that on the 23rd a Green Zone resident received a letter from CERA advising his zoning appeal had been turned down: he was confirmed as being Green. On the same day his area of Burwood erupted into mud volcanoes and was awash with silt and water. This raises serious issues about the zoning appeal process. The first point to note is that the appeal

Next Step Centre for Women

Next Step Centre for Women

Tuesday, 27 December 2011 10:07 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

2011Summerv2 newsletter

new temporary Central Library Peterborough

new temporary Central Library Peterborough

Monday, 26 December 2011 10:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

87-91 Peterborough Street

Christmas greetings

Christmas greetings

Sunday, 25 December 2011 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

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Day 304 - shovelling silt meeting points

Day 304 - shovelling silt meeting points

Saturday, 24 December 2011 8:04 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Can you help out on Christmas Eve in the east, or do you know anyone who needs help (esp. elderly and vulnerable) ?

A bunch of us are meeting at Medway St bridge (west side) in Richmond at 9am today: bring barrows and shovels and cars to travel east to help out – can you help? Do you need help? The Student Army is depleted because of holidays so we need as much alternative help we can get.

Thanks – hope to see you at the bridge.

Evan Smith
DDI 03 323 6617
C ...

Post after-shocks report

Post after-shocks report

Friday, 23 December 2011 11:39 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular












Day 303 - another large quake strikes Christchurch

Day 303 - another large quake strikes Christchurch

Friday, 23 December 2011 2:14 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

A large 5.8 earthquake hit Christchurch at 1.58pm today and lasted for about 20 seconds. It was followed by a series of rolling aftershocks a few minutes apart.

It was centered 13Km off the coast from New Brighton at a depth of 8Km

A second large earthquake has hit Christchurch at 3.18pm today, with residents saying it felt larger than the magnitude-5.8 aftershock that shook the city at 1.58pm.

The damage seems to be in the east of the city. Addington is OK.

Ph ...

Day 303 - Food banks run off their feet as demand surges

Day 303 - Food banks 'run off their feet' as demand surges

Friday, 23 December 2011 8:36 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular


23/12/2011

By Charlie Gates
Earthquakes, an economic downturn and rising living costs have led to record demand for Christchurch food banks this Christmas.

has had a 50 per cent rise in demand in the Christmas buildup, the 0800 Hungry food bank has seen a 25 per cent increase and the Salvation Army has seen pre-Christmas demand double.

executive director Mary Richardson said there was "overwhelming need" in Christchurch. She said many people in the city had lost casu ...

Day 302 - Moments of Joy

Day 302 - Moments of Joy

Thursday, 22 December 2011 11:30 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

A group of young people associated with the recent UNESCO youth conference in Christchurch have set up a group called "Moments of Joy". They have donated kids toys and some food to be distributed by Addington Action for Xmas.

GAP FILLER’S CYCLE POWERED CINEMA! (video)

GAP FILLER’S CYCLE POWERED CINEMA! (video)

Thursday, 22 December 2011 8:47 a.m. by GapFiller

The page with full information, and the full programme of screenings, etc, is HERE This amazing project ran from Feb 9 – 12, 15 – 18, 2012 on the corner of Dundas and Manchester Streets, city.

Support availability for the holiday period

Support availability for the holiday period

Thursday, 22 December 2011 8:00 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

During the Christmas shut-down period some support services will still be available if required. The following is from the CERA web site, and a list of support services is available here.   Canterbury Support Line The Canterbury Support Line for services such as counselling, accommodation assistance, financial assistance, legal services or health services will be available to callers over

On being Green - technical categories and your property.

On being Green - technical categories and your property.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011 11:10 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

This week CERA sent Green-Blue TC3 properties a booklet called Technical categories and your property. The booklet can be downloaded as a PDF from here. Over 12 pages the booklet endeavours to take away the mystery of what the categories mean, especially the Green-Blue TC3 category. This is done under the following headings: Technical categories explained Claim process flow chart Technical

Forfar St work notice

Forfar St work notice

Wednesday, 21 December 2011 9:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Forfar Street Work Notice

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 Popular

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 Popular

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: