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The Shock Doctrine: Revisited

The Shock Doctrine: Revisited

Wednesday, 14 December 2011 11:09 a.m. by Actionforchcheast Popular


Action for Christchurch East published an examining Naomi Klien's book 'The Shock Doctrine'. Her work investigates how publicly owned assets are thrown into the hands of big business and emergency responses are privatised during the chaos synonymous with natural disasters, war and economic turmoil.


This blog has spent the past 15 months documenting the local communities that have been forgotten, under resourced state agencies failures, insurance companies receiving billions of t ...

Land stability in the inner city - Tonkin & Taylor report

Land stability in the inner city - Tonkin & Taylor report

Wednesday, 14 December 2011 1:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

December Update

December Update

Tuesday, 13 December 2011 3:37 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular


News from Nowhere

News from Nowhere

Tuesday, 13 December 2011 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular



















Four more new geotech factual reports

Four more new geotech factual reports

Tuesday, 13 December 2011 12:09 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

St Albans News – December issue

St Albans News – December issue

Monday, 12 December 2011 8:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

December St Albans News

Earthquake Royal Commission - building fatalities hearing

Earthquake Royal Commission - building fatalities hearing

Monday, 12 December 2011 2:13 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Royal Commission has commenced hearings on the buildings (other than CTV and PGC) that caused fatalities. The following is an extract from the opening submission by Mark Zarifeh, one of the counsel assisting the Royal Commission. The full 4 page submission can be downloaded from here. The fact that over 80% of the deaths caused by these building failures were in relation to people

Day 291 - we need a walking tractor

Day 291 - we need a walking tractor

Sunday, 11 December 2011 4:49 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Having a bit of a rethink about the task of digging up loads of old compacted lawns to turn them into veggie gardens. The ground is very hard and not suitable for a rotary-hoe. However, heavy duty rotary-hoe's are available with a lot more grunt and they are powered - i.e. the wheels have a forward and reverse.

Apparently one of these beasties can do an acre in a day and a small or older person can use them easily.

We need a walking tractor!

Day 290 - Four Stops Today

Day 290 - Four Stops Today

Sunday, 11 December 2011 4:25 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

1. Michelle's -- a quick spray of a few persistant weeds, some branch trimming on two trees, water blasting the concrete drive and separating the recyclable metal waste.

2. Julie's -- selective spraying around the yard, two paint colours chosen. (Joeli will paint the exterior a light lemon colour with medium grey trim.)

3. 20 Poulson St -- A quick-fix here of a leaking toilet cistern using some Selley's No More Gaps.

4.

The Dragons are on fire this ASB Premiership season!

The Dragons are on fire this ASB Premiership season!

Sunday, 11 December 2011 4:00 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

With 9 points from 4 games there is a big chance to make the O-League next year.

Have YOU made a submission yet?

Have YOU made a submission yet?

Friday, 9 December 2011 11:05 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

There’s been a lot of debate around how New Zealand can protect its most vulnerable children. We’d like to encourage our members and Centres to participate and be active in having your voices heard on this topic. Read a copy of the Green Paper on Children, where the government has outlined a series of actions that could help to better protect our children.

Day 289 - 23 volunteers clear section for Sydenham veggie garden

Day 289 - 23 volunteers clear section for Sydenham veggie garden

Friday, 9 December 2011 7:30 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular


This afternoon, 20 youth from a UNESCO conference and 3 Addington Action volunteers cleared up the land of a Sydenham home of rubble and accumulated rubbish so that a large community veggie garden can be established.

The team of 20 youth arrived on a bus with gumboots, wheelbarrows, and overalls from the "Looking Beyond Disaster" being held 9-12 December at Canterbury University.

The forum has brought together 50, 15-25 year olds from disaster-hit areas in the Asia Pacific Reg ...

Canterbury Affordable Sections

Canterbury Affordable Sections

Friday, 9 December 2011 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Turning Disaster into Opportunity

Turning Disaster into Opportunity

Friday, 9 December 2011 2:10 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Special long distance gesture to St Albans School

Special long distance gesture to St Albans School

Wednesday, 7 December 2011 12:39 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Christchurch Earthquake Awards – Who is your earthquake hero?

Christchurch Earthquake Awards – Who is your earthquake hero?

Wednesday, 7 December 2011 12:08 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

New central library - complete with free internet and WiFi

New central library - complete with free internet and WiFi

Tuesday, 6 December 2011 4:26 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Day 285 - Many Christchurch poor live in appalling conditions

Day 285 - Many Christchurch poor live in appalling conditions

Monday, 5 December 2011 1:46 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Reprinted from Letters to the Editor - Saturday December 3 2011

The quality of private rental accommodation and state housing in Christchurch is appalling. Mouldy, damp, cold, insufficiently heated, draughty and poorly ventilated housing is the norm for the poorest 10 per cent of families.

Since the earthquakes, overcrowding has become even worse. I know of one household that consists of four adults and six children living in a two-bedroom flat, and their are numerous other cases ...

Dec 4, 2011: Gap Filler wins a Chch Civic Trust Award!

Dec 4, 2011: Gap Filler wins a Chch Civic Trust Award!

Sunday, 4 December 2011 10:04 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

On 16 November 2011, the Board of the Christchurch Civic Trust Inc presented an award to Gap Filler for ‘Creative Temporary Revitalisation of Inner-City Spaces’. SMILES ALL AROUND! Here’s the story in THE PRESS: Positive Attitude Brings Rewards

Dec 4, 2011: The Painted Piano Project – (#11)

Dec 4, 2011: The Painted Piano Project – (#11)

Sunday, 4 December 2011 9:48 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

(This project has now passed) Keep your eyes peeled if you’re wandering the streets of New Brighton, Woolston or Sydenham. Some time in the very near future, maybe even today (!), some gorgeously off-kilter pianos will appear in public for all to enjoy! The pianos have been donated by the Christchurch School of Music, and [...]

Day 284 - Addington Radio 107.5 FM

Day 284 - Addington Radio 107.5 FM

Sunday, 4 December 2011 8:20 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Radio Addington is the home of weekdays 4pm-6pm

Also Christchurch's only 3 hour 6am-9am weekends

Radio Addington is now broadcasting a test signal on 107.5 FM with the official launch next year.

Radio Addington is your Community Hub of information regarding Events and Activities in the Addington area.

Community Notices are FREE for your non-profit group or activity.

Enquiries to the Programme Director

Radio Addington is a project of Addington Communi ...

Orange Zone meeting - Friday night

Orange Zone meeting - Friday night

Saturday, 3 December 2011 10:23 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Day 283 - TV3 reports on a successful repair

Day 283 - TV3 reports on a successful repair

Saturday, 3 December 2011 9:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today Michael, Joeli and Mike worked on a Sydenham house.

Here is the TV3 News clip from 6pm tonight


Dec 3, 2011: I seem to have temporarily misplaced my sense of humour… (#12)

Dec 3, 2011: I seem to have temporarily misplaced my sense of humour… (#12)

Saturday, 3 December 2011 8:46 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

I seem to have temporarily misplaced my sense of humour. JUST FINISHED on a giant wall in Sydenham: a huge new artwork by Wayne Youle, presented by the Christchurch Art Gallery and Gap Filler. Inspired by memories of his grandfather’s workshop, Wayne has designed a huge shadowboard like those found in sheds and garages everywhere. [...]

Dec 3, 2011: Gap Filler Community Chess – 454 Colombo St, Sydenham (#10)

Dec 3, 2011: Gap Filler Community Chess – 454 Colombo St, Sydenham (#10)

Saturday, 3 December 2011 8:27 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Filler’s Community Chess Launched 25 November, 454 Colombo Street, Sydenham A collaboration with students from the University of Canterbury, this project finally restores an iconic Christchurch activity to the city. Free to play. Pick up the key to the chset full of pieces from the new Honey Pot Cafe next door. TVNZ Breakfast programme, [...]

Day 282 - Addington School Twilight Gala

Day 282 - Addington School Twilight Gala

Friday, 2 December 2011 8:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

The Twilight Gala at Addington School tonight was a great success!
























Basilica Update

Basilica Update

Thursday, 1 December 2011 9:29 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular



Day 281 - Trailer Trips and Vehicle Viewings

Day 281 - Trailer Trips and Vehicle Viewings

Thursday, 1 December 2011 9:09 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Our first job today was to return to Elaine's house on the Cashmere hill to collect the remaining scaffolding pipes. These were 6m long, so we attached the tall 'H-bars' to the trailer to give us clearance over the car.

Our second trip was to take materials to Julie's house, ready for the internal wall rebuild. This room had been water damaged but after a few weeks running a dehumidifier, and some nice plaster sealing by Joeli, it has dried considerably. We will start the build on Saturd ...

Day 280 - Addington Action votes to become incorporated

Day 280 - Addington Action votes to become incorporated

Wednesday, 30 November 2011 8:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Tonight's monthly meeting of Addington Action voted to approve a constitution and formally applied for legal incorporation.

Email to Registry

Email to Registry

Wednesday, 30 November 2011 11:57 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Here's the news we have to report.

Warm greetings from
One Voice Te Reo Kotahi

Hello, everyone,

We are pleased to have our first meeting with a CERA representative last
week.  During the meeting, there were some great conversations where we
shared our sector's experiences.  The feedback we’ve received from our
registry helped inform that—so thank you!

A few key items being investigated by CERA now are:
   -Indicators of recovery, and ...

Public meeting looking at eco-housing

Public meeting looking at eco-housing

Wednesday, 30 November 2011 3:08 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Works notice

Works notice

Tuesday, 29 November 2011 11:41 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

EQC information

EQC information

Tuesday, 29 November 2011 10:50 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

More TC3 foundation information

More TC3 foundation information

Tuesday, 29 November 2011 10:45 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Visit to the CERA hub at Avondale

Visit to the CERA hub at Avondale

Tuesday, 29 November 2011 9:29 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 279 - A work truck soon

Day 279 - A work truck soon

Tuesday, 29 November 2011 5:30 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Good news!

has agreed to donate $15,000 towards a work truck, its operating costs etc.

The truck will enable a regular work schedule by volunteers to be organised. Addington Action currently relies on the good will of it's members who loan their cars. Often, when we need to work, a car isn't available.

The monthly meeting tomorrow night will discuss what type of truck to get.

St Albans Skate Jam

St Albans Skate Jam

Tuesday, 29 November 2011 12:26 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Date: Sat 28 January 2012 Time:  12-3pm Venue:  St Albans Park Cost: Free!

Santas Coming To Brighton!

Santa's Coming To Brighton!

Monday, 28 November 2011 9:45 a.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

That's right! Even though it's November all we can talk about is the 11th annual
New Brighton Christmas Parade.
11 years! As usual, it's a real community affair with local schools performing Kapa Haka and carols, local businesses, the New Brighton Volunteer Fire Brigade and of course: Santa arriving by boat. Looking at photos from previous years really puts a smile on my face and now I'm even more excited about the world's best Santa parade.
Have you ...

Burns Supper Saturday 28th January 2012

Burns Supper Saturday 28th January 2012

Monday, 28 November 2011 9:05 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Join the members of the Scottish Society of New Zealand, Christchurch in celebrating Robbie Burns birthday. This is an evening of song, poetry and high spirits. Bruce Lyford will present the Immortal Memory to Burns and a traditional supper of haggis, neeps and tatties will be served.  Tickets $20.00  are available through Graeme Matheson Tel 355 4391.  Make up a group and join in the fun.  Venue Scottish Society Hall Cnr Edgeware and Caledonian Rds

Community Board Agenda 30 November

Community Board Agenda 30 November

Monday, 28 November 2011 9:02 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

http://www1.ccc.govt.nz/council/agendas/2011/november/shirleypapanui30th/index.asp

CCC Heritage standing committee 02 December at 9:30

CCC Heritage standing committee 02 December at 9:30

Monday, 28 November 2011 9:00 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Size matters at St Albans School

Size matters at St Albans School

Monday, 28 November 2011 1:33 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Day 276 - getting ready for visit from Unesco Youth Forum

Day 276 - getting ready for visit from Unesco Youth Forum

Saturday, 26 November 2011 12:02 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

This morning, a large backyard section was given a third spray to kill off convolvulus so that a large veggie garden can be put in that can feed 8 families.

On Friday December 9, a team of 20 youth will arrive on a bus with gumboots, wheelbarrows, and overalls to clear the land of rubble and accumulated rubbish from 1-4pm.

They will be in Christchurch for the UNESCO Youth Forum on 9-12 December.

The forum will bring 50, 15-25 year olds from disaster-hit areas in the Asia Pac ...

Day 275 - Interior Painting

Day 275 - Interior Painting

Friday, 25 November 2011 9:40 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Today spent a few hours painting Michelle's lounge. We applied two coats of white to the ceiling and two to the walls. On the team today were Mike, Michael and Niana, who is from Brazil and going to study here next year. We used donated paint, and mixed "Cotton Seed" with white for the walls which made a light cream colour. It was really easy to apply with the long extension roller, and came out looking great.

More new geotech factual reports

More new geotech factual reports

Friday, 25 November 2011 7:17 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

What happens if my property is TC3 (blue)?

What happens if my property is TC3 (blue)?

Friday, 25 November 2011 4:20 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

Central City Plan - update

Central City Plan - update

Friday, 25 November 2011 1:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular






















Ansvar Insurance pulling out of New Zealand

Ansvar Insurance pulling out of New Zealand

Thursday, 24 November 2011 8:55 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Home Building Guide

Home Building Guide

Wednesday, 23 November 2011 10:13 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular







Blue Zone Blues

Blue Zone Blues

Wednesday, 23 November 2011 11:49 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Day 273 - Red Cross – Independent advice grant for vulnerable homeowners

Day 273 - Red Cross – Independent advice grant for vulnerable homeowners

Wednesday, 23 November 2011 9:09 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular



The Red Cross have announced a grant for vulnerable homeowners who live in the Red Zone, or have repairs in excess of $100,000. The following is from the Red Cross website:
Full information and an application form can be found.

Children’s winning visions for the rebuild

Children’s winning visions for the rebuild

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 11:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Congratulations to St Albans Catholic School on winning the Jewelled Gecko Award for environmental excellence in schools for 2011. The children were asked to describe, draw, and create their visions for the future of Christchurch and the rebuild of our city.

Residental Green Zone technical category information from CERA

Residental Green Zone technical category information from CERA

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 11:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular