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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  

Please be careful if your property is subject to Hazards

Please be careful if your property is subject to Hazards

Monday, 3 February 2014 10:28 a.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

Please be careful when considering cash settlements if your land is subject to hazards. 

Press Release 1 February 2014 – Southern Response – Current As New Definition

Press Release 1 February 2014 – Southern Response – Current As New Definition

Sunday, 2 February 2014 5:06 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

Release 1 February 2014   Adrian Cowie, Registered Professional Surveyor   Southern Response confirm that Jack and Pack, Notching the Bearers and Easing Doors and Windows does not conform to their policy wording   The press release on the Southern Response website published 22 January 2014 and titled “Current “As New” Definition” gives some much […]

Inconvenience Store: proposals now welcomed, due 18 Feb

Inconvenience Store: proposals now welcomed, due 18 Feb

Friday, 31 January 2014 2:11 p.m. by GapFiller

Call for Proposals Due: Tuesday 18 February, 9am Gap Filler is creating a hybrid between a store and an art project or residency to explore the theme of (in)convenience as it relates to our city, and we’d like you to be a part of it. Thanks to Life in Vacant Spaces (LIVS), we are temporarily […]

UPDATE: Inconvenience Store: new proposal deadline, due 19 Feb @ 9am

UPDATE: Inconvenience Store: new proposal deadline, due 19 Feb @ 9am

Friday, 31 January 2014 2:11 p.m. by GapFiller

Download the application form here (but ignore the stated deadline): Inconvenience Store – Call For Proposals Call for Proposals Due: Tuesday 18 February, 9am Gap Filler is creating a hybrid between a store and an art project or residency to explore the theme of (in)convenience as it relates to our city, and we’d like you […]

UPDATE: Inconvenience Store now open (March 4)

UPDATE: Inconvenience Store now open (March 4)

Friday, 31 January 2014 2:11 p.m. by GapFiller

Find info about the Call for Proposals below. The Inconvenience Store project page can be found HERE!   Download the application form here (but ignore the stated deadline): Inconvenience Store – Call For Proposals Call for Proposals Due: Tuesday 18 February, 9am Gap Filler is creating a hybrid between a store and an art project […]

Young achiever

Young achiever

Friday, 31 January 2014 1:13 p.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Floor Area of your property

Floor Area of your property

Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:43 a.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

The term floor area has a legal definition as per the New Zealand building code. 

Pod Oasis – our Ellerslie Show garden 2014

Pod Oasis – our Ellerslie Show garden 2014

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 3:13 p.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

We have been encouraged to make a garden that will feature at Ellerslie International Flower Show in Hagley Park this February, and after de-construction there, move it to  a city site to be enjoyed bu the public. 

From the rooftops

From the rooftops

Friday, 17 January 2014 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Newsletter deadline January 28

Newsletter deadline January 28

Thursday, 16 January 2014 12:04 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The next edition of St Albans News will be coming out sometime in February. If you have any editorial or advertisements please make sure they meet the deadline on January 28. Articles and Letters to the Editor can be sent to news@stalbans.gen.nz . Advertising and any other enquiries to SARA@stalbans.gen.nz

Rebuild fairytale musical

Rebuild fairytale musical

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 11:26 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Avebury Park in Richmond is the venue this week for a hilarious fairytale musical that also has some fun with the rebuild. The musical is being put on by the Harlequin Players, directed by Loretta Dean, and is aimed at families @ a cost of $8 per person. Writer Jo Bean has come up with […]

Electorate changes opposed

Electorate changes opposed

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 10:42 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

,p>Former Christchurch deputy mayor Ngaire Button is one of a number of objectors who have made submissions to the Electoral Commission opposing changes to electorate boundaries of Christchurch Central. Ngaire objects to Mairehau being joined to East Christchurch as the proposed change will split the St Albans-Mairehau community. Central Christchurch MP Nicky Wagner, also objects […]

Kidds Cakes adds cafe

Kidds Cakes adds cafe

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 10:35 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

If you want a coffee with your cake, Kidds Cakes and Bakery have a cafe in their new building which opened on January 15. The new two-storey building, adjacent to the old building, is built back from the road to take into account the proposed four-laning of Cranford Street. It is also very eco-friendly in […]

The Triangle – Noxious Exhalations, a Precocious Wastrel and a Special Earthquake

The Triangle – Noxious Exhalations, a Precocious Wastrel and a Special Earthquake

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 5:49 p.m. by LostChristchurch

“William Wilson was formerly a cabbage dealer in Canterbury; but fourteen years ago he was poor, whereas now he is rich, a circumstance attributable to a lucky speculation in a piece of land called the Triangles, at Christchurch, which was offered to more than one, previously to being bought for £200 by Wilson, who, unlike the others, had sufficient foresight not to refuse it which now, in rental, brings him in £900 per annum.” Hawke’s Bay Herald, Volume 11, Issue 871, 31 Augus ...

Pallet Pavilion Evening Volunteers required: Mondays & Tuesdays

Pallet Pavilion Evening Volunteers required: Mondays & Tuesdays

Thursday, 9 January 2014 9:35 a.m. by GapFiller

Can you help us out on Monday and Tuesday evenings? Check this link for more info and for any questions please contact richard@gapfiller.org.nz

happy new year + panel confirmed for next forum

happy new year + panel confirmed for next forum

Monday, 6 January 2014 11:23 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular




Port Hills Geotech Newsletter

Port Hills Geotech Newsletter

Monday, 23 December 2013 2:38 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

 

A ray of giving

A ray of giving

Friday, 20 December 2013 4:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Ray White Next Step on Innes Road, in association with Rotary, has distributed 200 Christmas gifts to families who cannot afford Christmas. The gifts were gathered under the Christmas tree in the Ray White office. (This is just one of many places in the city where presents have been gathered in lieu of the tree […]

Dec 20: The return of the Dance-O-Mat to the city!

Dec 20: The return of the Dance-O-Mat to the city!

Thursday, 19 December 2013 5:33 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Filler’s very popular Dance-O-Mat project is up and running back in the central city as of this week. 

The return of the Dance-O-Mat to the city!

The return of the Dance-O-Mat to the city!

Thursday, 19 December 2013 5:33 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler’s very popular Dance-O-Mat project is up and running back in the central city as of this week. The Dance-O-Mat shares the vacant site on the corner of Gloucester and Colombo Streets with Julia Morrison’s artwork commissioned by CCC and realised as part of SCAPE 2013, Tree Houses for Swamp Dwellers. “The team and a […]

Dec 20, 2014 The Dance-O-Mat (Location No.4)

Dec 20, 2014 The Dance-O-Mat (Location No.4)

Thursday, 19 December 2013 5:33 p.m. by GapFiller

The Dance-O-Mat is a coin operated dance floor that anyone can use. A coin-operated ex-laundromat washing machine powers 4 speakers which surround a custom-made dancefloor. To use the Dance-O-Mat, bring any device with a headphone jack such as an Ipod, phone or Mp3 player and plug it into the converted washing machine, insert $2 to […]

The Dance-O-Mat.

The Dance-O-Mat.

Thursday, 19 December 2013 5:33 p.m. by GapFiller

The Dance-O-Mat is a coin operated dance floor that anyone can use. A coin-operated ex-laundromat washing machine powers 4 speakers which surround a custom-made dancefloor. To use the Dance-O-Mat, bring any device with a headphone jack such as an Ipod, phone or Mp3 player and plug it into the converted washing machine, insert $2 to […]

The Dance-O-Mat

The Dance-O-Mat

Thursday, 19 December 2013 5:33 p.m. by GapFiller

The Dance-O-Mat is a coin operated dance floor that anyone can use. A coin-operated ex-laundromat washing machine powers 4 speakers which surround a custom-made dancefloor. To use the Dance-O-Mat, bring any device with a headphone jack such as an Ipod, phone or Mp3 player and plug it into the converted washing machine, insert $2 to […]

Greater Christchurch Education Renewal Programme – 2013 Year End Report to Schools and Early Childhood Services

Greater Christchurch Education Renewal Programme – 2013 Year End Report to Schools and Early Childhood Services

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 3:47 p.m. by GovtMOE Popular

Greater Christchurch Education Renewal Programme – 2013 Year End Report to Schools and Early Childhood Services

Casual Walking Groups

Casual Walking Groups

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 1:00 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Lolo Whenua Wetlands ·        Mondays at 9.00am ·         Starts Monday 20 January 2014 ·         Cotter Lane Rangiora (Meet at the carpark) This walk is fairly easy—you can choose how many loops you do around the lake to build up your fitness. Not steep. Great for buggys also.  The Sting!!! ·         Friday at 9.00am ·         Mowatts...

Managing Anxiety for Wellbeing

Managing Anxiety for Wellbeing

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 9:53 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Wednesday 12th February:  a Clinician from the CDHB’s Anxiety Disorders Service  Anxiety has a number of possible origins and our levels of anxiety can rise or fall in different circumstances.So, how do we manage our anxiety so that we can meet life’s challenges and yet remain consistently well: - How to recognise as early...

The Question of Anxiety

The Question of Anxiety

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 9:39 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Wednesday 29th January, the Peer Support team, Anxiety Support at MHAPS  Here’s your opportunity to discuss and even debate the subject of anxiety.  A chance to get your questions answered or perhaps your opportunity to be the one with an answer.  The discussion will be facilitated by the team here at Anxiety Support. The discussion...

Edgeware master plan adopted

Edgeware master plan adopted

Monday, 16 December 2013 11:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council has adopted the master plan to support the recovery of Edgeware Village. The plan is part of the Council’s Suburban Centres Programme to support the recovery of quake-damaged commercial centres. Funding has been secured for streetscape and movement improvements and these are expected to be implemented in 2015-2016. Shirley/Papanui Community Board Chairman […]

CCC in rental WOF trial

CCC in rental WOF trial

Monday, 16 December 2013 10:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council will take part in a nationwide project early next year aimed at making rental housing safer to live in — especially for children, students and the elderly. A national rental housing “warrant of fitness” (WOF) trial will begin in January 2014 and run until the end of February, with results from the […]

Handling the land settlement cheque

Handling the land settlement cheque

Monday, 16 December 2013 10:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Got a land settlement cheque from EQC but you are unsure how the calculation was made and if it is correct or not? Bank the cheque and then Kevin Seque, Managing Director of KSL Audit Services Ltd suggest you send the following email or letter to protect your position: claims@eqc.govt.nz To whom it may concern […]

Flooding vulnerable being identified

Flooding vulnerable being identified

Monday, 16 December 2013 10:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Householders identified at being at risk of increased flooding vulnerability as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes will be sent individual letters to inform them of their status of their land claim in the New Year but will be largely responsible for their own protection following cash settlement that will follow when the process is completed.

Dec 16: Weave-o-rama

Dec 16: Weave-o-rama

Monday, 16 December 2013 4:02 p.m. by GapFiller

Weaving a new city fabric …   Hannah Hutchinson, a young local designer, has created a giant sized loom out of recycled timber, tyres and bicycle inner tubes called Weave-o-rama.  Through the act of weaving on a giant ‘loom’ people can experiment with found and recycled materials and help to create a shared artwork.  Weave-o-rama […]

Weave-o-rama

Weave-o-rama

Monday, 16 December 2013 4:02 p.m. by GapFiller

Weaving a new city fabric … An interactive project! Hannah Hutchinson, a young local designer, created a giant sized loom out of recycled timber, tyres and bicycle inner tubes called Weave-o-rama.  Through the act of weaving on a giant ‘loom’ people experimented with found and recycled materials and helped to create a shared artwork.  Weave-o-rama was […]

Dec 2013 : Weave-o-rama, Cnr Gloucester and Colombo St.

Dec 2013 : Weave-o-rama, Cnr Gloucester and Colombo St.

Monday, 16 December 2013 4:02 p.m. by GapFiller

Weave-O-Rama was an experimental and interactive art project located at the corner of Gloucester St and Colombo St.  Hannah Hutchinson, a young local designer, created a giant sized loom out of recycled timber, tyres and bicycle inner tubes and called it Weave-o-rama.  Through the act of weaving on a giant ‘loom’ people experimented with found and […]

Call for Christchurch projects

Call for Christchurch projects

Monday, 16 December 2013 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Early Days in Sydenham, how the Pioneers Fared

Early Days in Sydenham, how the Pioneers Fared

Saturday, 14 December 2013 11:22 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

“I REMEMBER.” An interesting contribution to the history of the early days of Christchurch, and especially of the district now known as Sydenham, was made by Mr Henry Ffitch, of Glandovey road, Fendalton, in a series of reminiscences related by him to a “Press” representative. “I remember very well,” said Mr Ffitch, “that part of the country on what is now the borough of Sydenham in the years 1851 and 1852. I have a vivid recollection of the country, in ...

SCIRT fixing cracked pipes with resin liners

SCIRT fixing cracked pipes with resin liners

Friday, 13 December 2013 9:00 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

SCIRT is repairing two sections of storm water drains in Edgeware Road next week, outside Peter Timbs shop and then in Dover Street. This will involve a process called CIPP lining, when a resin saturated pipe liner is inserted into the existing stormwater pipe. Hot water makes the liner and resin harden and adhere to […]

Inconvenience Store: expressions of interest sought

Inconvenience Store: expressions of interest sought

Friday, 13 December 2013 2:11 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Inconvenience Store: proposals now welcomed

Inconvenience Store: proposals now welcomed

Friday, 13 December 2013 2:11 p.m. by GapFiller

Call for Expressions of Interest 13 December 2013   THE INCONVENIENCE STORE Gap Filler’s next project will be the Inconvenience Store, which is scheduled to run for around 6-8 weeks between late March and late May 2014 (dates tbc). We hope, for this project, to temporarily occupy a vacant retail space in the central city […]