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CHCH SOUP Winter 15

CHCH SOUP Winter 15

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 11:13 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

With an almost full moon shining over The Arcades the Gap Filler and Ministry of Awesome teams were joined by 50 guests to celebrate our first CHCH SOUP.  Seven awesome ideas were pitched for the pot (which reached $700!) making voting very difficult. However, Lorna and Keishana’s Opti-Mum project won. Opti-Mum aims to deliver holistic antenatal courses to empower NZ […]

Strategic Action Points April 2014 – March 2015

Strategic Action Points April 2014 – March 2015

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 10:58 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

This pictogram looks back over the past year at our achievements.  Our values are central to all our projects, bringing locals and visitors into the city to engage in recreational, cultural and political activities.

Outputs and Outcomes: our vital statistics, April 2014 – March 2015

Outputs and Outcomes: our vital statistics, April 2014 – March 2015

Sunday, 9 August 2015 11:38 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

An overview of all our activities from April 2014 to March 2015.

St Albans News August/September 2015

St Albans News August/September 2015

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 10:32 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The St Albans Pharmacy is about to branch out with a presence in the enlarged ProMed complex, currently under construction, and the replacement Edgeware Pool is edging closer to becoming a reality nearly 10 years after the city council demolished …

Port Hills Water/Storm water repair

Port Hills Water/Storm water repair

Friday, 31 July 2015 10:24 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

11163 Port Hills OVN Water

OVTRK submission on the Transition to Regeneration Plan now ready

OVTRK submission on the Transition to Regeneration Plan now ready

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 1:38 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Our OVTRK Organising Group submission the Transition to Regeneration Plan is now ready.    Read it here Action Station also has a quick way to add your support to Local Led Recovery in Christchurch, If you would like to support it please  Click here Remember submissions must be in by 5pm tomorrow, Thursday 30 July.

Transition to Regeneration Plan - Have Your Say!

Transition to Regeneration Plan - Have Your Say!

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 10:59 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

A request to you from OVTRK to support a new "Regeneration Plan" 

Mt Pleasant News July 16

Mt Pleasant News July 16

Monday, 20 July 2015 9:38 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Join us at the Cabaret For the first time ever the Association,in conjunction with Mt Pleasant Squash, is selling tickets to the  Sumner Theatre’s Annual Cabaret night. Our night will be […]

Congress on Adaptive Urbanism report

Congress on Adaptive Urbanism report

Friday, 17 July 2015 9:36 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

On 23-24 October 2014, in the days leading up to Christchurch’s unique Festival of Transitional Architecture, a bevy of architects, planners, activists, developers, government officials, academics, artists and community advocates gathered in Christchurch to join forces at the first International Congress on Adaptive Urbanism.

***CDHB NOTICE***

***CDHB NOTICE***

Thursday, 16 July 2015 12:08 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

If you’re not enrolled with a general practice team, you’re missing out. 

Reflections from Copenhagen – The End

Reflections from Copenhagen – The End

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 3:37 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Well, I’ve been back home in Christchurch for just a few days, but already Copenhagen (and summer) feels like a bit of a distant memory. So I’d better get my final thoughts down now before they fade completely…   The first things I’d like to share are some of the projects our students completed. These […]

CHCH SOUP

CHCH SOUP

Friday, 10 July 2015 4:37 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

CHCH SOUP picks up on past shared meals we held in the Pallet Pavilion – Autumnal Social Soup, Spring Feast, Summer Feast – and adds a new element – a pitch for the pot. Five ideas for new projects to benefit the city will be put to the audience over the course of the evening. […]

A Truffle Dish for the Commons People

A Truffle Dish for the Commons People

Thursday, 9 July 2015 11:01 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Ever wondered what Truffles taste like? As part of New Zealand’s first, Canterbury Truffle Festival, Alex Davies Chef will be cooking truffled jacket potatoes matched with cold coffee for the ‘commons’ people. It will cost only $10 to try one of dining’s most prestigious ingredients, stuffed into a buttered baked potato, there will be a […]

Buses Resume Through Brookhaven

Buses Resume Through Brookhaven

Thursday, 9 July 2015 10:54 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

CCC Long Term Plan Update

CCC Long Term Plan Update

Monday, 6 July 2015 12:47 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

In our last OVTRK Update we referred to our submission on the Christchurch City Council Long Term Plan (LTP).  We are pleased to report that this was followed by a request to the OVTRK Organising Group (OG) for a conversation with their Community Governance Unit staff Mary Richardson and Stacey Holborough. That conversation occurred on 29 June and we will follow up.  Have you already heard

Christchurch Recovery Plan - have your say

Christchurch Recovery Plan - have your say

Monday, 6 July 2015 12:44 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Your feedback  to this is needed by Thursday 2pm 9 July  OVTRK has been given the opportunity to make a presentation on 10 July to the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee (UDSIC).   The newly released Recovery: Transition to Regeneration plan (see section 6.1) refers to the UDSIC (membership) role in considering overall leadership and coordination of

Coastal Hazards Assessment Report

Coastal Hazards Assessment Report

Friday, 3 July 2015 4:21 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Coastal Hazards Assessment Report Memo A Coastal Hazard Assessment Report has been released by the Council. Please see here

Gap cache is live!

Gap cache is live!

Friday, 3 July 2015 2:17 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Take your kids on a treasure hunt in the inner city these holidays A cross between the outdoor hobby of Geocaching and its retro-equivalent Letter Boxing, Gap Cache is a treasure hunt, which involves visiting six inspiring gaps in the inner-city where you can enjoy gardens, make music, play sport and fix bikes whilst in […]

New community-run, pop-up café looking for someone special …

New community-run, pop-up café looking for someone special …

Friday, 3 July 2015 12:10 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Te Ao community café located at 93 Stanmore Road, in Linwood Village are looking for a special person to work on a six month fixed term contract for 10-12 hours a week and applications close this Sunday, 5 June 2015. This is a project we have been proud to support.   

KidsFest

KidsFest

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 12:21 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

During KidsFest Gap Filler will be running 2 events; Gap Cache and Tiny House Workshops Explore the world of Tiny Houses Like Tiny Houses themselves… these workshops have been really popular – so popular we are running three instead of the one we advertised in KidsFest  – and sorry, they are all booked out. However you […]

Mt Pleasant Road footpaths

Mt Pleasant Road footpaths

Monday, 15 June 2015 8:57 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

SCIRT comments The project which includes Mt Pleasant Road footpath repairs is currently being designed. According to these designs, approximately 80 metres of footpath from 170 Mt Pleasant Road upward […]

New heated pools planned for St Albans

New heated pools planned for St Albans

Saturday, 13 June 2015 11:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The St Albans Pool and Pavilion group has lodged a resource consent to build two outdoor heated pools and associated buildings at 43a Edgeware Road, on the site of the pool demolished by the Christchurch City Council in 2006. Unlike …

Fewer street parks at Cranford/ Westminster St shops

Fewer street parks at Cranford/ Westminster St shops

Saturday, 13 June 2015 11:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

In a bid to do something about the safety of St Albans School children crossing Cranford St at Westminster St the city council has come up with a plan that will: Reduce the number of car parks outside the new …

Mt Pleasant News June 12 2015

Mt Pleasant News June 12 2015

Saturday, 13 June 2015 5:03 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

SCIRT invites you to a “Thank You” morning tea SCIRT would like to shout morning tea on Monday morning to celebrate with you the completion of the three laning project and to inform […]

Edgeware village master plan

Edgeware village master plan

Sunday, 7 June 2015 9:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Gap Golf Updated With New Hole Opened

Gap Golf Updated With New Hole Opened

Thursday, 4 June 2015 1:14 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Golf’s 7th hole, The Aalt Verkerk’s, was opened on Saturday.  The Dutch themed hole is a nod to the site’s history as A. Verkerks Butcher Ltd and the family’s Dutch heritage. Putt your way down an Amsterdam canal being careful to avoid the barges; then up, over the docks through some interesting hazards and […]

Gap Golf Undergoes Make-over

Gap Golf Undergoes Make-over

Thursday, 4 June 2015 1:14 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Golf Undergoes Make-over It’s not reality TV, it’s real life! Gap Golf is about to have a Make-Over bringing it up to a world-class inner city 9 hole mini-golf circuit. This weekend the kind guys and gals from Christchurch Round Table and Ladies Circle will be building a new hole The Aalt Verkerk’s No.7 […]

What’s coming up in Gap Filler land?

What’s coming up in Gap Filler land?

Thursday, 4 June 2015 12:53 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

What’s coming up in Gap Filler land? We’ve got some exciting projects coming up this year that we want to share with you.

St Albans News for June/July 2015

St Albans News for June/July 2015

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 6:50 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Things are getting busy in the city – SARA is fighting the plan for the Northern Arterial because not enough research has gone into its impact on downstream areas like St Albans (traffic, health etc). SARA has employed a part …

2015 Gap Filler SPRING Internship : applications close 5 June!

2015 Gap Filler SPRING Internship : applications close 5 June!

Monday, 1 June 2015 3:34 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Adaptive Urbanism in Christchurch, New Zealand 

Christchurch Gardens Their Early History

Christchurch Gardens Their Early History

Sunday, 31 May 2015 9:08 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

The Old and the New [Written for THE SUN.] Sun, Volume II, Issue 563, 29 November 1915, Page 11

Camp Central

Camp Central

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 1:08 a.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Camp Central, a temporary campervan park for the Peterborough-Manchester SW corner. With facilities and 24 hour on-site management. Camp Central PDF  

North Col Landscape Project

North Col Landscape Project

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:56 a.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Information from the North Col Landscape Project Meeting – Thursday 21st, May 2015 North Col Presentation North Col Transitional Landscape Project_Appendix_Version Two_25_02_2015

North Col Streetscape Project

North Col Streetscape Project

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:56 a.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Information from the North Col Landscape Project Meeting – Thursday 21st, May 2015 North Col Presentation North Col Transitional Landscape Project_Appendix_Version Two_25_02_2015

Computers stolen from St Albans School

Computers stolen from St Albans School

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 3:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

In the third week of May, four desktop computers were stolen from the junior block of St Albans Primary School. Deputy Principal Glen McKenzie said that it served as a reminder to the community that even good security systems are not infallible. “We thought we had pretty good …

Reflections from Copenhagen – Part II

Reflections from Copenhagen – Part II

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 7:56 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Five weeks in Copenhagen now. It’s hard to know what to report and what to leave out.   I finally visited the famous Danish Architecture Centre. Pretty incredible that my first trip there was to participate in an event (more on that later). The current exhibition is called Co-Create Your City, and is a very […]

Mt Pleasant News 22 May

Mt Pleasant News 22 May

Sunday, 24 May 2015 12:36 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Sponsor A Square Foot update Wow! The grand total for the Sponsor a Square Foot campaign is now up to $68,203.59! We reckon we will achieve our our goal of $100,000 from the community if […]

Education Update

Education Update

Friday, 22 May 2015 3:22 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

EDUCATION UPDATE!  Here’s an update from Sally Airey, our Education and Outreach Coordinator about all things education and the city. School visits have increased dramatically this term with Kids to Town funding (CCC/TCCT joint initiative). This comprises information about Gap Filler and projects (and initiatives in central city) sent out to schools to encourage them to […]

Our Streets

Our Streets

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 8:37 a.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Spread the word: The SEEDS Charter

Spread the word: The SEEDS Charter

Friday, 15 May 2015 12:28 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

SEEDS (Stimulating Enterprising Environments for Development and Sustainability) has been a two-year pilot programme, funded to the tune of several million euros by the European Union, to explore interim-use possibilities on temporarily vacant sites and in empty buildings. There were pilot projects in six different European countries.   You can read about them and a whole lot more on their website .

Pallet Pavilion short film!

Pallet Pavilion short film!

Friday, 15 May 2015 11:05 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

At long last, we are proud to announce that the Pallet Pavilion short-film is ready for you to view! 

2015 Gap Filler SPRING Internship : now open for applications

2015 Gap Filler SPRING Internship : now open for applications

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 3:34 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Adaptive Urbanism in Christchurch, New Zealand 

Scottish Society service

Scottish Society service

Saturday, 9 May 2015 12:09 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: Scottish Society Hall, Caledonian Rd Time: 10.30 am on May 5 Description: The Scottish Society is holding a service to commemorate those who served in WWI. Speakers and children from St Albans School are involved in a performance. But …

More Edgeware Rd  wastewater repairs

More Edgeware Rd wastewater repairs

Friday, 8 May 2015 7:10 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The large northern relief wastewater trunk, which runs along Edgeware Rd to Hills Rd is being repaired. The repairs involve traffic detours – city bound traffic along Hills Rd will take a detour along Edgeware Rd for a week. Later …

May 2015 Updates from OVTRK

May 2015 Updates from OVTRK

Friday, 8 May 2015 2:38 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

OVTRK Registry Changes - working with CINCH

OVTRK Registry Changes - working with CINCH

Friday, 8 May 2015 2:20 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

May 2015 Updates from OVTRK

May 2015 Updates from OVTRK

Friday, 8 May 2015 2:04 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

KeepOur Assets (KOA)

KeepOur Assets (KOA)

Friday, 8 May 2015 2:00 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

KOA has sent this letter  to OVTRK and we draw this opportunity to your NGO’s attention  The deadline for their petition is 28 May. They are not presenting that as part of the LTP process.

Deadline for June edition of News

Deadline for June edition of News

Friday, 8 May 2015 12:01 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The deadline for articles, photos, adverts for the June edition is on May 18. Please send items to news@stalbans.gen.nz

Buy petrol from Z Shirley to support Packe St park

Buy petrol from Z Shirley to support Packe St park

Thursday, 7 May 2015 11:56 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Packe St Park is one of the community groups benefitting from the Good in the Hood programme. Buy your petrol this month, or anything, from Z Shirley opposite the Palms in Marshlands Road and they will give you an orange …

More support for legislative changes covering insurance non-disclosure

More support for legislative changes covering insurance non-disclosure

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 9:03 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Insurance Business New Zealand website reprorts that dispute resolution service Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL) supports the Insurance and Savings Ombudsman’s view legislation is needed to deal with non-disclosure and insurance claims. The article is here. The following are extracts from the article: “We are a step behind overseas jurisdictions like Australia and the UK. “I think

Residential Red Zone offer feedback sought

Residential Red Zone offer feedback sought

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 12:15 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CERA is seeking feedback on their Preliminary Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan. 

Reflections from Copenhagen – Part 1

Reflections from Copenhagen – Part 1

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 11:16 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Ok, the boss has told me I need to blog about my experiences in Denmark for the next couple months. 

Themes: – About Anxiety

Themes: – About Anxiety

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 11:34 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Wednesday May 20th: – Meredith Blampied, Anxiety Disorders Service, CDHB Anxiety is the most common form of mental health distress, more common than even depression. It affects about 15% of the population at any one time. Anxiety is frequently a precursor to depression in the sense that some people lose hope that there anxiety will...

Make some noise for NZ Music Month at the Sound Garden

Make some noise for NZ Music Month at the Sound Garden

Monday, 4 May 2015 2:17 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

This month heralds three family-friendly sonic events at the Sound Garden celebrating NZ Music Month. Pacific drums of the Avaiki Drummers rang out loud from the Sound Garden on Friday night welcoming people across to the launch of New Zealand Music Month at the Central Library on Peterborough Street. The drumming inspired a new generation of […]

NZ Music Month at the Sound Garden

NZ Music Month at the Sound Garden

Monday, 4 May 2015 2:17 p.m. by GapFiller

The month of May heralded three family-friendly sonic events at the Sound Garden celebrating New Zealand Music Month. Pacific drums of the Avaiki Drummers rang out loud from the Sound Garden on the night of our first event, welcoming people across to the launch of New Zealand Music Month at the Central Library on Peterborough Street. The […]

Cashel Square

Cashel Square

Monday, 4 May 2015 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Want to work with us? Operations Director needed

Want to work with us? Operations Director needed

Sunday, 3 May 2015 1:29 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Filler is in need of an Operations Director. Are you a talented, passionate person looking for a challenge? Want to be part of creative urban regeneration projects and leading social change? If so, read on! 

New Gap Golf hole planned! Calling designers

New Gap Golf hole planned! Calling designers

Thursday, 30 April 2015 2:37 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Golf is having a bit of a make-over. We’ve retired some old holes and plan to add some new ones. We also plan to make the course more cohesive in general. For our new hole, we’re looking for a talented, creative designer/landscape architect/student to help us design Gap Filler’s latest golf hole The Aalt Verkerk […]