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Linwood Community Arts Centre Events

Linwood Community Arts Centre Events

Tuesday, 28 June 2011 4:09 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

All classes and events are held here, 468 Worcester St. Enrollments and enquiries to Ph 3811 665

Earthquake Support

Earthquake Support

Tuesday, 28 June 2011 3:48 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A helpful website that has been developed for kids affected by the Christchurch earthquake – http://www.jojosplace.org/

Christchurch Puppet Festival and Kidsfest!

Christchurch Puppet Festival and Kidsfest!

Tuesday, 28 June 2011 2:29 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular







Enjoy three days of puppet performances. Natural Magic’s new show Jack and the Beanstalk will be on everyday at 11am. Come and see shadow puppets by the Japanese puppet troupe Ohisama (performed in English) on Saturday, and on Monday and Tuesday there will be two different shows by professional storyteller Liz Weir.

Saint Faith’s Church Hall, Hawke Street and Shaw Ave corner, New Brighton.

- Saturday 16th July –Tuesday 19th July- 11am-11.45am.
- Saturd ...

Day 124 - Hunters needed to help feed people

Day 124 - Hunters needed to help feed people

Monday, 27 June 2011 3:59 p.m. by addingtonaction

Addington Action needs some hunters who would be prepared to shoot wild game so hungry people can be fed.

Wild sheep, goats, deer and pigs.

Contact Addington Action if you can help.

Dance Fitness adult class available again

Dance Fitness adult class available again

Monday, 27 June 2011 2:28 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

I was teaching dance fitness adult class for st albans community centre for 9 years, then I had to go to shirley community centre which also got damage in february, On a happy note I am now teaching at colleen murray dance centre at 520 cranford street. On wednesday night at 5.30pm to 6.30pm. ( studio 3 ) If interest get back into dancing e-mail me at donettemfh@yahoo.co.nz ask dancing class. 1/2 exercise and

•Birds Eye View:  Women of Christchurch

•Birds Eye View: Women of Christchurch

Monday, 27 June 2011 1:45 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Hosted by Nicky Wagner National MP with Guest Speakers Di Lucas (Landscape Architect, Lucas Associates), Jane Parfitt (Christchurch City Council) and Sacha McMeeking (General Manager of Strategy and Influence at Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu).

Avon River Park

Avon River Park

Monday, 27 June 2011 6:35 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

There is a facebook page called Avon River Park calling for support from those interested in the recreational possibilities for the land soon to be abandoned (thanks for the tip Fiona). The facebook page is here. Not wishing to rain on someone else's parade, it is unlikely the abandoned areas will become recreational land. The government has clearly said it is keeping ownership with a view to

EQC updates on CERA, the Red and the Orange Zones

EQC updates on CERA, the Red and the Orange Zones

Sunday, 26 June 2011 6:45 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC have produced a FAQ explaining what is happening to those in the Red and Orange Zones available here. There is also a brief FAQ on land remediation here. .

EQC and the iPad

EQC and the iPad

Sunday, 26 June 2011 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Yesterday we had our full EQC assessment. According to the EQC website Red Zone assessments are the highest priority, followed by us Orangers, which explains the increase in activity in the area. Peter (from near Newcastle in NSW) and Neil (from Auckland) arrived spot on time. Both were very good at their respective jobs. It felt more like having a couple of amiable blokes from down the road

Shirley Papanui Community Board agenda

Shirley Papanui Community Board agenda

Saturday, 25 June 2011 9:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

http://www1.ccc.govt.nz/council/agendas/2011/june/shirleypapanui29th/index.asp

Tower insurance - some not so good news

Tower insurance - some not so good news

Saturday, 25 June 2011 7:00 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

David Haywood, who lives in Avonside Drive towards the Medway footbridge, is in the Red Zone. Yesterday he rang Tower and they gave him some bad news - his house is not a write-off so Tower won't give him a replacement house. Tower's view was that demolition of his house because of a government decision was not their business. The full story is on David's blog here. .

Other insurance companies respond to the land package

Other insurance companies respond to the land package

Saturday, 25 June 2011 1:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The following companies have created web pages outlining their response to the land package. Click on the company name to go to their site. When reading the information on these websites do not take them as the last word on the payout scheme. The fine detail has yet to be worked out, and some of what has been announced may be fine-tuned over the next few weeks. If anything appears wrong or

St Albans Community Centre to be demolished

St Albans Community Centre to be demolished

Friday, 24 June 2011 11:33 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Thank you Gerry

Thank you Gerry

Friday, 24 June 2011 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Last night a number of us went to a very useful televised meeting on the corner of Retreat Road and Keller Street. TV One's Mark Sainsbury was interviewing Gerry Brownlee with local residents, followed by a short interview with Roger Sutton.

Tower Insurance on the land package

Tower Insurance on the land package

Thursday, 23 June 2011 10:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Tower have published a very useful information page on how the land zones affect their customers, and how Tower will respond to clients in the Red Zone. Part way down the page is a quick check list of client situations, and Tower's obligations in each of the circumstances. A good and not very long read, even if you aren't insured with Tower. The information page is here. .

For those outside Christchurch

For those outside Christchurch

Thursday, 23 June 2011 8:52 p.m. by avonsidechch

Everyone in Christchurch is up to their ears in the land package. As about 30% of the readers of this blog are outside Christchurch (with 18% of those outside NZ) the following is a brief list of links that may help you to get your head around what is going on. The basis of the whole thing is that residential land has been divided into four zones: Red - the land is unsafe and is to be

Community/whanau day for our community this Saturday 25 June

Community/whanau day for our community this Saturday 25 June

Thursday, 23 June 2011 8:09 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Kia ora koutou katoa,

Patches of orange in a land of green

Patches of orange in a land of green

Thursday, 23 June 2011 7:22 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The landreports released by the government today show most of St Albans to be classified green, with very few patches in orange – meaning those property are still in ‘limbo’.

Land announcement day

Land announcement day

Thursday, 23 June 2011 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The key word in the softening-up announcements made last night was  Those concerned will be made an offer. Wherever there is an offer there is an opportunity for negotiations. So, if you aren't happy with what is announced, don't worry. There will be time to tackle issues such as valuations and whether the purchasing power of the money offered is sufficient to allow reinstated to something similar to what existed on the 3rd of September.

Sustainable Otautahi Christchurch – Annual General Meeting

Sustainable Otautahi Christchurch – Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, 22 June 2011 10:49 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Speaker: Adair Bruorton, Christchurch City Council “Community Wellbeing and the Central City Plan”

TEDxEQChCh

TEDxEQChCh

Wednesday, 22 June 2011 10:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Videos and  photos.

Even Brighton Folk Get the Blues

Even Brighton Folk Get the Blues

Wednesday, 22 June 2011 4:13 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

Kia ora, Hello Brighton Folk,

It's been a tough couple of weeks hasn't it? Just as we think we're getting on top of things... Although I'm exhausted I still have a lot to be grateful for: my friends and family who took care of me and my children, my neighbours who offered hugs and support and a helping hand to clear up and repair, and my community: you folk- just when I think I can't take any more I realise that, in fact, I am still incredibly strong and this strength comes from being par ...

Earthquake Crisis Phone Counselling

Earthquake Crisis Phone Counselling

Wednesday, 22 June 2011 9:15 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

for those directly impacted by the Christchurch earthquake.

WEA AGM and potluck dinner

WEA AGM and potluck dinner

Wednesday, 22 June 2011 9:12 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Established in 1915, the Canterbury WEA is a voluntary non-profit, community, adult education association. The WEA aims to provide education for personal growth and towards the establishment of a just and equitable society. Here in Christchurch, WEA strives to provide affordable courses of a high standard that encourage discussion and respond to ideas and events in the local community.

The upcoming land information release

The upcoming land information release

Wednesday, 22 June 2011 1:15 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Last night I attended a CanCERN meeting. The main speaker was CERA CEO Roger Sutton, who was there with three of his staff. The following are my gleanings from the meeting. The Package - a partial release The information soon to be released is not the whole package, as work is continuing on some parts of it. What will be provided is the status of land in the eastern suburbs.

Avonside Community Newsletter 21 June

Avonside Community Newsletter 21 June

Tuesday, 21 June 2011 9:38 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Leanne's latest newsletter is here. .

St Albans News – June 2011 issue now out

St Albans News – June 2011 issue now out

Tuesday, 21 June 2011 8:36 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The latest issue of the St Albans News is now out and 5000 copies are being distributed for free to households around St Albans.

Community Update 21 June 2011

Community Update 21 June 2011

Tuesday, 21 June 2011 7:05 a.m. by mtpleasentnews Popular

Holy Trinity Avonside - saving the west gable stained glass

Holy Trinity Avonside - saving the west gable stained glass

Monday, 20 June 2011 10:37 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

There is a possibility that the stained glass in the west gable can be saved, but it needs to be done urgently. There is more information on the Holy Trinity website here. .

Day 117 - all damaged homes need emergency repairs

Day 117 - all damaged homes need emergency repairs

Monday, 20 June 2011 12:55 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

The urgent social need in Christchurch today is for every home to get free emergency repairs to get people through a South Island winter, regardless of property title or insurance status.

This is a responsibility of government and a basic human right for everyone in Christchurch.

Up till now, EQR emergency repairs has been a way for this to be done.


Gerry Brownley and EQC management thinks it's OK for thousands of people to live ...

Gerry Brownlee on TV ONEs Q+A programme

Gerry Brownlee on TV ONE's Q+A programme

Sunday, 19 June 2011 9:07 p.m. by avonsidechch

I've just read the transcript of the interview between Paul Holmes and Gerry Brownlee on TV ONE's Q+A programme today. You can read it here, courtesy of TVNZ and rebuildchristchurch.co.nz (Note: the transcript is in a raw state). You can replay the interview here. There has been criticism that Gerry Brownlee talks a lot about nothing but there is a good deal of information in what he says.

Sue Wells - the Stockdale Paradox

Sue Wells - the Stockdale Paradox

Sunday, 19 June 2011 7:50 a.m. by avonsidechch

An interesting blog item on emotional survival in desperate times from Sue Wells (here).

Charge your phone using boiling water or an open fire

Charge your phone using boiling water or an open fire

Sunday, 19 June 2011 6:15 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Warning - gadget alert! Something a bit out of the ordinary for those still in a preparedness frame of mind - charging your cell phone, radio or torch via boiling water or other heat sources. It works with any device that charges via a USB connection. The Japanese charger is about to be released for sale. No idea what the exact price will be, but likely to be close to US$300. See the website

Blindingly Obvious 3

Blindingly Obvious 3

Saturday, 18 June 2011 12:20 a.m. by avonsidechch

It is unfortunate that Gerry Brownlee and John Key feel the need to withhold vital information: the areas to be removed and the criteria by which "go or stay" decisions are being made. Despite that, we all know there will be people who will have to go, and that has to include a number of households in this area. For those of us who have to go, finding a new location involves dealing with issues

Help! Are we losing our heritage?

Help! Are we losing our heritage?

Friday, 17 June 2011 9:56 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Those of you who walk around St Albans will have noticed that there seems to be many more gaps in the streetscape of our neighbourhoods. Where older houses and cottages once existed, there are rubblestrewn sites often with a fence and a builder’s name on it. The boom in medium density units is continuing at such a pace in St Albans (839 building permits for new residential units since 1991) that we

Day 114 - more EQC nonsense

Day 114 - more EQC nonsense

Friday, 17 June 2011 2:05 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

What the hell is this new nonsense from EQC about uninsured homes no longer being able to get emergency repairs from EQR!

EQC top management are clearly incompetent and callous, despite the fact that many individuals who work for EQC being kind hearted and wanting to help.

Up till now Addington Action and many other Christchurch community organisations since April have been contacting residents and arranging on their behalf for Emergency Repairs to be done on their or homes ...

Blindingly obvious - revisited

Blindingly obvious - revisited

Friday, 17 June 2011 12:25 a.m. by avonsidechch

The last blog looked at the two sides of the land issue: who goes, and where to. The decision on who goes has clearly been made, because the government is looking at a package for those affected, and such a package couldn't be calculated and negotiated without knowing specifics. To the extent that information is available, it seems the package concept does not skimp on the financial side. As

St Albans Pavilion and Pool Inc. 2011 AGM

St Albans Pavilion and Pool Inc. 2011 AGM

Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Tuesday 5th July, 7.30pm @ St Albans Tennis Club, Dover St

St Albans School Newsletter

St Albans School Newsletter

Thursday, 16 June 2011 8:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

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Local Schools and Early Learning Centres Update

Local Schools and Early Learning Centres Update

Thursday, 16 June 2011 6:48 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Heaton Intermediate School to Re-Open Monday 20th June

The Shock Doctrine and The EQ Response in Christchurch

The Shock Doctrine and The EQ Response in Christchurch

Thursday, 16 June 2011 3:05 p.m. by Actionforchcheast Popular

Naomi Klein's was first published in 2007 and has since gone on to become a No.1 best seller and made into a . The book explores how a seemingly unpopular strain of economic thought in the early 1970's has become the dominant force in shaping government's, business and the global economy of today.

So what has this got to do with the earthquakes in Christchurch?

Klein's extensive study leads us to understanding a great deal more about the U.S response to Hurricane Katrina in New ...

Blindingly obvious, and the not so obvious about the land

Blindingly obvious, and the not so obvious about the land

Thursday, 16 June 2011 12:20 p.m. by avonsidechch

Gerry Brownlee has said it is blindingly obvious which areas need to be abandoned. Despite that no one has been prepared to name areas and streets. Some say the insurance companies are the cause of the delay, others that Treasury is still playing with numbers. Neither of these can have any effect over the status of the land, or the people who live on it. What is patently unclear is why there are

Day 113 - Important public health information from DHB

Day 113 - Important public health information from DHB

Thursday, 16 June 2011 8:33 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular












It’s normal to feel distressed and for it to last days or weeks. It’s important to:

Christchurch Earthquake update

Christchurch Earthquake update

Wednesday, 15 June 2011 10:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Wednesday June 15 – 11.30am   – CCC

Day 112 - EQC assistance and liquification

Day 112 - EQC assistance and liquification

Wednesday, 15 June 2011 5:49 p.m. by addingtonaction


If you need any assistance with EQC you can call Megan Woods on 027 499 3419 who can work through Jim Anderton's office to see what they can do.
Or you can contact Jim's office directly on 365-6173 or 365-5459.






Dallington bridge and Swanns bridge

Dallington bridge and Swanns bridge

Wednesday, 15 June 2011 2:40 p.m. by avonsidechch

Dallington bridge is closed again. Swanns bridge has a weight restriction of 3500 kg.

The "blindingly obvious"

The "blindingly obvious"

Wednesday, 15 June 2011 2:07 p.m. by Actionforchcheast Popular


Monday 13 June may be a turning point in the 9 month (and counting!) saga. Questions raised way back in September 2010 and the issues reiterated at the in April 2011 still remain largely unanswered. Deadlines of getting heating to the most vunerable before winter , demolition progress criticised and days before the 5.7 and 6.3 shocks the media were only just beginning to recognise the that has been rippling through our community.

The "blindingly obvious"

The "blindingly obvious"

Wednesday, 15 June 2011 2:07 p.m. by Actionforchcheast


Community Update 15 June 2011

Community Update 15 June 2011

Wednesday, 15 June 2011 1:39 p.m. by mtpleasentnews Popular

Burwood Landfill has been set up to receive silt and all city transfer stations are now up and running.

Residents with silt on their properties, and who are able to clear the silt themselves, are asked to pile silt on the road outside their property in preparation for removal by Fulton Hogan and City Care contractors. Ple ...

New Zealand and the Safety Paradox

New Zealand and the Safety Paradox

Wednesday, 15 June 2011 1:30 p.m. by avonsidechch

The website demolitionnews.com, based in the UK, has an opinion piece about demolitions in Christchurch. It looks at the tension between working as quickly as possible to deconstruct or demolish unsafe structures, and protecting workers from hazards on the job - especially aftershocks. Pressure to save old buildings, or get buildings down quickly, will increase the hazard risk. As the

Earthquake Ideas from Avonside Drive

Earthquake Ideas from Avonside Drive

Wednesday, 15 June 2011 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

David Hayward, a resident of Avonside Drive, is an engineer, science writer, and one of the science correspondents for Radio New Zealand (Nine to Noon). David has done three pieces relevant to our world: suitable house foundations for properties adjacent to the Avon (That CERA rumour), cycle infrastructure in the city (Copenhagenizing Christchurch), and composting toilets post-earthquake.

Plunket is offering the Save the Children New Zealand ‘Journey of Hope’ programme to caregivers, parents, children and teenagers

Plunket is offering the Save the Children New Zealand ‘Journey of Hope’ programme to caregivers, parents, children and teenagers

Wednesday, 15 June 2011 12:57 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Plunket is offering the Save the Children New Zealand ‘Journey of Hope’ programme to caregivers, parents, children and teenagers in the Canterbury region following the Christchurch earthquakes.

Red Cross has confirmed two new grants

Red Cross has confirmed two new grants

Wednesday, 15 June 2011 12:24 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

News this week that the Red Cross has confirmed two new grants to help Christchurch residents is welcome. The first grant seeks to provide a heating subsidy to people over 65 who are living in damaged homes and the second, labelled a relocation grant, aims to help children who are commuting a significant distance because of earthquake damage to their homes.

Christchurch Earthquake Update – Port Hills rock falls, geotechnical

Christchurch Earthquake Update – Port Hills rock falls, geotechnical

Tuesday, 14 June 2011 11:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

5.30 pm, Tuesday 14 June 2011  CCC

Photographs - Holy Trinity - morning of the 14th.

Photographs - Holy Trinity - morning of the 14th.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011 9:31 p.m. by avonsidechch

Holy Trinity has suffered further as a result of yesterday's two earthquakes. South-east corner North-east corner North South

Photographs - Silverdale Place and Keller Street - morning of the 14th.

Photographs - Silverdale Place and Keller Street - morning of the 14th.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011 9:20 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

These morning photographs show the remanants of the smoke haze from last night's open fires. Click on a photograph to enlarge it. Silverdale Place Keller Street Keller Street

Photographs - Retreat Road - evening of the 13th and morning of the 14th.

Photographs - Retreat Road - evening of the 13th and morning of the 14th.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011 9:14 p.m. by avonsidechch

Some of the morning photographs show the remanants of the smoke haze from last night's open fires. Click on a photograph to enlarge it. Retreat Road, evening of the 13th Retreat Road, evening of the 13th Retreat Road, morning of the 14th. Retreat Road, morning of the 14th - note the tide mark. Retreat Road, morning of the 14th.