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Do you have a question about the rebuild?

Do you have a question about the rebuild?

Monday, 10 March 2014 10:32 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

A new, CERA-sponsored website called  has been set up so people can ask moderated questions about the rebuild and the answers are shared online.

Elections on September 20

Elections on September 20

Monday, 10 March 2014 4:52 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Government has announced that the General Election will be held on September 20. Source:Radio New Zealand

McCormacks Bay Wastewater, Storm water and roading repairs

McCormacks Bay Wastewater, Storm water and roading repairs

Monday, 10 March 2014 1:01 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

For information relating to McCormacks Bay Wastewater, Storm Water and Roading repairs Please see here 20140307 McCormacks catchment overview SCIRT11107

Supporting Those Affected by Floods and Storms

Supporting Those Affected by Floods and Storms

Monday, 10 March 2014 9:42 a.m. by AnxietySupport

  High quality information to assist you, or those relatives and friends that you support, through the trauma and shock of a flood or storm disaster.

Dealing with natural hazards

Dealing with natural hazards

Sunday, 9 March 2014 10:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Labour chooses candidate for city seat

Labour chooses candidate for city seat

Sunday, 9 March 2014 2:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Labour Party has chosen Tony Milne, a former electorate worker for former MP Tim Barnett, to contest the Christchurch Central seat later this year. Tony, who is in his early 30s, currently works for the Problem Gambling Foundation.

The First Car Comes to Christchurch

The First Car Comes to Christchurch

Saturday, 8 March 2014 8:31 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Journey – A new work by Sayraphim Lothian with support from Gap Filler

Journey – A new work by Sayraphim Lothian with support from Gap Filler

Friday, 7 March 2014 1:57 p.m. by GapFiller

Recovery is a journey we go on together. 

Mar 14-23, 2014: Journey – A new work by Sayraphim Lothian.

Mar 14-23, 2014: Journey – A new work by Sayraphim Lothian.

Friday, 7 March 2014 1:57 p.m. by GapFiller

Journey was an art work which drew parallels between Christchurch’s recovery and Kakapo conservation. It suggested that ”Recovery is a journey we go on together.” Sayraphim Lothian is an Australian public artist and one of the world leaders in the emerging field of Craftivism.  Her work has graced the streets of Melbourne, Sydney, London, Bristol, New […]

Petition to assess risks NZ-wide

Petition to assess risks NZ-wide

Friday, 7 March 2014 12:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A group of New Zealanders concerned about New Zealand’s future and its ability to cope with risks is organising a petition to ask the Government to undertake a risk assessment for the whole country covering economic / financial security, energy and climate security, business continuity, ecological / environmental security, and genuine well-being. 

Press Release – A letter from Her Majesty the Queen

Press Release – A letter from Her Majesty the Queen

Thursday, 6 March 2014 11:07 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Featured Popular

Her Majesty The Queen forwards a plea for help from the residents of Christchurch to the Governor General in New Zealand.

Parts of St Albans flooded

Parts of St Albans flooded

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 3:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Francis Street, Warrington St and the Flockton Street area were among those worst hit in the ’100 year storm’ that hit Christchurch and Canterbury on March 4 and 5. 

District Plan Review meetings

District Plan Review meetings

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 11:24 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

A very dry but necessary Council plan to know about if you care about the shape of our city. Notice of meetings here DPR FINAL pre-notification public meetings Feb-Mar 2014 (3)

Answers by EQC Feb 2013, what is the progress now and why are the delays.

Answers by EQC Feb 2013, what is the progress now and why are the delays.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 2:07 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

These questions were asked in December 2012, following answers received from Richard Braddell 1 Feb 2013.

Summerz End Youth Fest

Summerz End Youth Fest

Monday, 3 March 2014 11:22 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular


The Inconvenience Store

The Inconvenience Store

Monday, 3 March 2014 9:45 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

4 March – ?? 2014 

Mar 4 – Apr 20, 2014: The Inconvenience Store, Shop 4, Cathedral Junction.

Mar 4 – Apr 20, 2014: The Inconvenience Store, Shop 4, Cathedral Junction.

Monday, 3 March 2014 9:45 p.m. by GapFiller

The Inconvenience Store was a conceptual store/art space which sought to examine the notion of convenience in consumption.  The store was located at 113 Worcester St. It was open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30am – 5:30pm and closed Mondays. Gap Filler created a hybrid between a store and art residency to explore the theme of […]

IMPORTANT: Venue change!

IMPORTANT: Venue change!

Monday, 3 March 2014 4:00 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular














St Albans accommodation roundup

St Albans accommodation roundup

Monday, 3 March 2014 1:54 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

In February, 

Mental illness takes many forms

Mental illness takes many forms

Monday, 3 March 2014 9:40 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Beck elven, Fairfax NZ News, 01/03/2014 OPINION: It’s the same unfortunate way with many important issues – brought into sharp focus only when the ambulance has well and truly exploded at the bottom of the cliff. Charlotte Dawson, fun, determined, bright, successful, outspoken, pretty and dead at 47. Suicide. She had depression, she’d been the...

THE COMMONS

THE COMMONS

Sunday, 2 March 2014 11:26 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

  Welcome to The Commons. The Commons is located on what used to be the site of the Crowne Plaza hotel, demolished in 2012. The site is now a hub of transitional activity built by the community, for the community and home to a number of post-quake organisations. Read on to find out more about […]

Feb 28: RAD Bikes Youthtown Workshops

Feb 28: RAD Bikes Youthtown Workshops

Friday, 28 February 2014 2:39 p.m. by GapFiller

Over the next 8 weeks we are running a series of after school workshops for 8 students at Gap Fillers initiated RAD community Bike Workshop.  Richard and his team of volunteers at RAD will be helping students to recycyle a bike for their own use or if they have their own bike repair it and […]

RAD Bikes Youthtown Workshops

RAD Bikes Youthtown Workshops

Friday, 28 February 2014 2:39 p.m. by GapFiller

Over the next 8 weeks we are running a series of after school workshops for 8 students at Gap Fillers initiated RAD community Bike Workshop.  Richard and his team of volunteers at RAD will be helping students to recycyle a bike for their own use or if they have their own bike repair it and […]

Summer Feast

Summer Feast

Friday, 28 February 2014 2:06 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler shared a very special evening with friends on Saturday 22 February, as they reflected on the last three years of creative projects in Christchurch and, of course, focusing on the much-loved Pallet Pavilion.   Partnering with Dalman Architecture, who themselves had much to remember as they were once residents of Durham Street in […]

Feb 28: Summer Feast

Feb 28: Summer Feast

Friday, 28 February 2014 2:06 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler shared a very special evening with friends on Saturday 22 February, as they reflected on the last three years of creative projects in Christchurch and, of course, focusing on the much-loved Pallet Pavilion.   Partnering with Dalman Architecture, who themselves had much to remember as they were once residents of Durham Street in […]

Stress after Major Trauma

Stress after Major Trauma

Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:33 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday March 12th: – Ron Chambers, Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Unit, CDHB An event that threatens your safety or makes you feel helpless is stressful.  

Surface structures will not deliver solutions to TC3 Eastern Suburbs category 8 and 9

Surface structures will not deliver solutions to TC3 Eastern Suburbs category 8 and 9

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 4:43 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

Here it is confirmed by Mike Stannard from MBIE that surface structures do not work in the Eastern suburbs where there is 30-40 m down to gravel. 

Estuary Fest is on this Saturday 2pm to 9pm!

Estuary Fest is on this Saturday 2pm to 9pm!

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 4:22 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

The Association together with the Estuary Fest organising crew are very excited to host the first ever festival to celebrate our wonderful Estuary – Ihutai. 

EUR Existing Use Rights – What you need to know

EUR Existing Use Rights – What you need to know

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 3:51 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Existing use rights under section 10 do not apply to: 

Royal Commission, recommendations and MBIE

Royal Commission, recommendations and MBIE

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 3:34 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

The Royal Commission considers that there must be greater focus on geotechnical investigations to reduce the risk of unsatisfactory foundation performance.  

Port Hills News 24 February 2014

Port Hills News 24 February 2014

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 2:28 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Tell us your thoughts We’ve been doing this e-newsletter for a couple of months now, and we’re really keen to get your feedback on it. 

Three years on and are you still experiencing anxiety or depression?

Three years on and are you still experiencing anxiety or depression?

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 10:27 a.m. by AnxietySupport

It’s now been three years since our lives in Christchurch changed forever.  

Outward Bound presents: Christchurch Fun Run

Outward Bound presents: Christchurch Fun Run

Monday, 24 February 2014 12:57 p.m. by MinistryofAwesome Popular

Anxiety and the Pain Symptom

Anxiety and the Pain Symptom

Friday, 21 February 2014 10:33 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

  Anxiety may be a mental health condition, but it has numerous physical symptoms. 

Extra support for schoolchildren

Extra support for schoolchildren

Thursday, 20 February 2014 2:51 p.m. by RedCross Popular

The New Zealand Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Commission has allocated $2.3 million to increase youth work and social work services in Canterbury schools until 2016.

18-Feb 2014 Update

18-Feb 2014 Update

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 9:00 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Next OVTRK Open Forum: 

Three years since tragic quake

Three years since tragic quake

Saturday, 15 February 2014 10:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Next Saturday marks three years since the devastating quake that killed over 180 people, toppled many city buildings, rendered thousands of city homes uninhabitable because of liquefaction and streets became impassable.

Could you do with some discussion about insurance & rebuilding?

Could you do with some discussion about insurance & rebuilding?

Saturday, 15 February 2014 10:44 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Lee Brown and Alistair (contracts manager) from Mike Greer Hills have offered to come and talk to local residents about the insurance and rebuilding process. 

New InsuranceWatch Survey – keep them on track!

New InsuranceWatch Survey – keep them on track!

Saturday, 15 February 2014 10:43 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Please fill in the new Insurance Watch Survey? 

New InsuranceWatch Survey

New InsuranceWatch Survey

Saturday, 15 February 2014 10:39 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Please fill in the new Insurance Watch Survey? It won’t take long. InsuranceWatch.org.nz, a local community organisation, is independently monitoring the progress of all insurers of residents with claims resulting from the […]

FESTA 2014 seeking proposals

FESTA 2014 seeking proposals

Friday, 14 February 2014 1:00 p.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Worker village for Orion site (attempt 2)

Worker village for Orion site (attempt 2)

Thursday, 13 February 2014 3:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A different developer this time but it looks like the Canon Street half of the former Orion site will house worker homes for up to 200 people. Resource consent was granted in January and residents notified on January 8. Portacom will create the units, housing four bedrooms. Communal rooms such as a kitchen and gym […]

St Albans News now online

St Albans News now online

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

February’s newsletter can be downloaded from here. We know that many people are still battling insurance companies and EQC and nothing is happening with their homes but Lucas Lormans went out with his camera and snapped some of the building (retail and residential) that is going on. And what will happen with the Edgeware Village […]

St Albans News Feb 2014 online

St Albans News Feb 2014 online

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

February’s St Albans News can be downloaded from here -click on the image. We know that many people are still battling insurance companies and EQC and nothing is happening with their homes but Lucas Lormans went out with his camera and snapped some of the building (retail and residential) that is going on. And what […]

Estuary Fest 2014 – Programme of Events

Estuary Fest 2014 – Programme of Events

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 1:41 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 8:13 p.m. by addingtonaction

New Contacts

New Contacts

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 8:12 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

The new contacts are:

addington action DAY 1086

addington action DAY 1086

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 7:59 p.m. by addingtonaction

Since Mike posted his last blog, there have been a number of changes in Addington Action Inc. On 18 December 2013, the members voted to close down Addington Action Inc, and form the CSFVC into an independent organisation.

A Transition Committee was elected chaired by Christine Blance, with Bonny Le Grice as secretary, Karen Foster as treasurer, Elaine Mayo as the CSVFC developer, and Teresa Bassett, Louise Deane, and Dianne Fitzgerald on the committee. The tasks of the Transit ...

Estuary Fest

Estuary Fest

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 11:04 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Event: ESTUARY FEST

Promed site tells St Albans story

Promed site tells St Albans story

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 12:52 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The former Promed Edgeware Doctors site at the corner of Edgeware Road and Trafalgar Street has a few tales to tell. 

Waitangi Day celebrations @ marae

Waitangi Day celebrations @ marae

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 10:14 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Rehua Marae, 79 Springfield RoadTime: February 6 from 10am-2pm Description: Open Day at the Marae with activities for tamariki, weaving, mirimiri etc. $10.00 Hangi at 1.30pm. To order, presales are being taken on 03 355 5615 or 027 245 5475. Naumai Haere mai!

Waitangi Day – Celebrations @ Rehua Marae

Waitangi Day – Celebrations @ Rehua Marae

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 4:34 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Rise Up Christchurch 6th February 2014 “Open Day” 10.00am – 2.00pm Activities, $10.00 Hangi at 1.30pm (Pre-sales 03 355 5615 or 027 245 5475) Naumai Haere mai! 79 Springfield Road St Albans  

Feb 4: Summer Feast

Feb 4: Summer Feast

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 12:05 p.m. by GapFiller

With the Pallet Pavilion soon to be deconstructed, Gap Filler partnering with former Durham Street locals, Dalman Architecture will host their final food event in the unique venue, a Summer Feast.   

22 Feb, 2014: Summer Feast, Pallet Pavilion.

22 Feb, 2014: Summer Feast, Pallet Pavilion.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 12:05 p.m. by GapFiller

The Summer Feast was a ticketed food event which celebrated communal eating and locally sourced food.  With the Pallet Pavilion soon to be deconstructed, Gap Filler partnered with former Durham Street locals, Dalman Architecture to host their final food event in the unique venue: a Summer Feast. Our final feast was held on 22nd February, […]

Feb 22, 2014: Summer Feast, Pallet Pavilion.

Feb 22, 2014: Summer Feast, Pallet Pavilion.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 12:05 p.m. by GapFiller

The Summer Feast was a ticketed food event which celebrated communal eating and locally sourced food.  With the Pallet Pavilion soon to be deconstructed, Gap Filler partnered with former Durham Street locals, Dalman Architecture to host their final food event in the unique venue: a Summer Feast. Our final feast was held on 22nd February, […]

January 30, 2014: The Fairy Commons, Pallet Pavilion.

January 30, 2014: The Fairy Commons, Pallet Pavilion.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 11:49 a.m. by GapFiller

The Fairy Commons was an art installation built by fairies and possibly other small woodland creatures in and around the Pallet Pavilion site.  Over one night, these small structures appeared in the two deceased oak trees in the Pallet Pavilion. Rumour had it, they were the work of Christchurch’s resident fairies. It’s hardly surprising, the […]

Feb 4: The Fairy Commons

Feb 4: The Fairy Commons

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 11:49 a.m. by GapFiller

Over night, these small structures have been built in the two deceased oak trees in the Pallet Pavilion. Rumour has it, they are the work of ChCh’s resident fairies. It’s hardly surprising. 

The Fairy Commons

The Fairy Commons

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 11:49 a.m. by GapFiller

Over night, these small structures have been built in the two deceased oak trees in the Pallet Pavilion. Rumour has it, they are the work of ChCh’s resident fairies. It’s hardly surprising. The live music, outdoor cinema, games, dancing, friendly people and more in the pavilion make it an ideal place to call home .Who wouldn’t […]

New Development in Ferrymead

New Development in Ferrymead

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 11:39 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

What do you think of this proposed new development for our neighbourhood? http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/9660311/New-shops-planned-for-Ferrymead  

Anxiety and Complementary Therapies

Anxiety and Complementary Therapies

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 8:56 a.m. by AnxietySupport

·            Wednesday 26th February:  Michael Woods, Naturopath, The Herb Centre, Christchurch