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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...
 

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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.
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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!

Day 203 - introduction to the Benefit Fact File

Day 203 - introduction to the Benefit Fact File

Friday, 16 September 2011 1:37 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Lynette gave an excellent 1 hour introduction to the at an Addington Action training seminar today.

Many working people in Addington are not getting the assistance they are entitled to from WINZ.

People with reduced hours of work due to the effects of the quakes, are entitled to income top up so that they can feed their families and pay for rent and power. They are being turned away by WINZ staff.

Addington Action is going to make sure that situation does not continue by m ...

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. .