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The Waimakariri Way

The Waimakariri Way

Thursday, 9 June 2011 6:05 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Waimakariri District Council have an earthquake recovery website called New Foundations. Someone, or some people, at the Council have done a great job in setting out what has to be done, what is being done, and provided two PDF documents containing a range of questions and answers. Most of the information is specific to Waimakariri, particularly Kaiapoi, Pines Beach and Kairaki, but makes

Red Cross - Winter Assistance Grant for under 5s

Red Cross - Winter Assistance Grant for under 5s

Wednesday, 8 June 2011 9:40 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

From the Red Cross website. The aim of this grant is to assist households which have children under 5 who are living in significantly damaged homes caused by either the September or February earthquake. The significant damage must include serious compromise to the insulation of their homes.This grant assists households with their electricity bills over the months of June, July, August and

Day 106 - AWUNZ welfare committee at Go Bus

Day 106 - AWUNZ welfare committee at Go Bus

Wednesday, 8 June 2011 6:55 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Workers at Go Bus are establishing a welfare committee to look after the families of the drivers and cleaners in response to the Christchurch earthquakes.

AWUNZ union delegates, Laurie Geddes and Vanessa Jackson are members of the Addington Action committee.

Resources are being supplied by Addington Action to this welfare committee.

This is working out really well.

Who would live in an earthquake zone?

Who would live in an earthquake zone?

Wednesday, 8 June 2011 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

An interesting question, and it seems us humans and our ancestors have been doing it for a couple of million years. The answer, according to research published earlier this year, is that earthquakes create the type of terrain that sustains us. There is a short article about being attracted to earthquake terrain on sciencedaily.com here, along with a reference to Christchurch as an example

CCC Draft Annual Plan - rates increases etc.

CCC Draft Annual Plan - rates increases etc.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011 1:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The CCC will release it's Draft Annual Plan 2011-2012 on Saturday, following consideration by the Council on Thursday and Friday. This is not the plan for rebuilding the city, rather it is the plan for how the CCC intends spending money on more normal things. There will be a two week opportunity for groups and individuals to make submissions on the content of the plan before it is finalised.

Day 105 - Church Sq & Grove Rd & Harman St rep

Day 105 - Church Sq & Grove Rd & Harman St rep

Tuesday, 7 June 2011 6:52 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Jim Lyons has agreed to be the street rep for Church Sq, Grove Rd and Harman St.

Jim has lived in the area for many years.

Jim will be visiting every home on those streets to introduce himself and will be able to direct people to resources provided in solidarity via Addington Action.

Day 104 - Ward St rep

Day 104 - Ward St rep

Monday, 6 June 2011 6:49 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Di Robertson has agreed to be the street rep for Ward St.

Di has lived on Ward St for yonks! She has a committe of helpers who live on the street as well.

Di will be visiting every home on that street to introduce herself and will be able to direct people to resources provided in solidarity via Addington Action.

Day 101 - Parlane St rep

Day 101 - Parlane St rep

Friday, 3 June 2011 6:44 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Lynette Neill has agreed to be the street rep for Parlane St.

Lynette lives in the area.

Lynette will be visiting every home on those streets to introduce herself and will be able to direct people to resources provided in solidarity via Addington Action.

Day 100 - Lincoln Rd rep

Day 100 - Lincoln Rd rep

Thursday, 2 June 2011 6:39 p.m. by addingtonaction

Irene Gallagher has agreed to be the street rep for Lincoln Rd.

Irene is a hair dresser and lives in the area.

Irene will be visiting every home on those streets to introduce herself and will be able to direct people to resources provided in solidarity via Addington Action.

Day 99 - Burke St rep

Day 99 - Burke St rep

Wednesday, 1 June 2011 6:37 p.m. by addingtonaction

Dave Mitchell has agreed to be the street rep for Burke St.

Dave lives in the area.

dave will be visiting every home on those streets to introduce himself and will be able to direct people to resources provided in solidarity via Addington Action.

Day 98 - Bletsoe Av rep

Day 98 - Bletsoe Av rep

Tuesday, 31 May 2011 6:34 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Lucy D'Aeth has agreed to be the street rep for Bletsoe Av.

Lucy lives in the area.

Lucy will be visiting every home on those streets to introduce herself and will be able to direct people to resources provided in solidarity via Addington Action.

Day 97 - Selwyn St (North) rep

Day 97 - Selwyn St (North) rep

Monday, 30 May 2011 9:55 a.m. by addingtonaction

Fatima Noori has agreed to be the street rep for Selwyn St North of Brougham St.

Fatima is a recent refugee migrant to New Zealand. Her dad is Afghan and her mum is Nepali so she speaks Hindi, Nepalese, Dari, and Urdu as well as English. Fatima is a 15 year old student at Cashmere High School. Her dad Sayed is helping with transport for Addington Action.

Fatima and her dad Sayed will be visiting every home on that street to introduce herself and will be able to direct people to res ...

Day 96 - donation of books and toys for kids

Day 96 - donation of books and toys for kids

Sunday, 29 May 2011 7:38 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Ngai Tahu have donated cartons of children’s books and toys to be distributed in the area. Every food parcel going out to families with young kids will now get some books as well.

Jo McLean dropped them off. Jo is a union organiser for EPMU, a Runanga alternate rep to Ngai Tahu and now the new street rep for Leamington St and Longley Pl.

Day 96 - cost of living survey

Day 96 - cost of living survey

Saturday, 28 May 2011 8:00 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Wigram Labour is taking part in the Labour Party's nationwide survey on the cost of living this weekend. It would be great if you could fill in so we can better understand how life is for you. Thanks so much, Megan Woods, Labour Party Candidate, Wigram.

Community Update 27 May 2011

Community Update 27 May 2011

Friday, 27 May 2011 1:38 p.m. by mtpleasentnews Popular

St Andrews College Students are required to complete community service to gain their school diploma. Sunday the 29 of May, from 11am-4pm. Six students will be holding a carwash in the club car park, and all proceeds will be donated to the Squash Club.

Get a clean car and support the Squash Club -$5.00 per wash.


Who managed to get along to the I ♥ New Br ...

Day 93 - Cobham St (East) rep

Day 93 - Cobham St (East) rep

Wednesday, 25 May 2011 11:49 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Lyn Jones has agreed to be the street rep for Cobham St.

Lyn has recently retired and lives on Cobham St.

Lyn will be visiting every home on that street to introduce herself and will be able to direct people to resources provided in solidarity via Addington Action.

Day 92 - Cotterill St rep

Day 92 - Cotterill St rep

Tuesday, 24 May 2011 10:35 a.m. by addingtonaction

Barb Cowan has agreed to be the street rep for Cotterill St.

Barb has a family and lives on Cotterill St.

Barb will be visiting every home on that street to introduce herself and will be able to direct people to resources provided in solidarity via Addington Action.

Day 91 - plight of Filipino immigrant workers

Day 91 - plight of Filipino immigrant workers

Monday, 23 May 2011 8:20 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

It seems that a growing number of Filipino immigrant workers living in Addington are in a spot of bother because of the earthquake. They are now being told by NZ Immigration Department that their work permits will not be renewed and they have to return to the Philippines.

This is quite unjust, since these workers and their families have sold up everything when they came to NZ to do a job no one else was prepared to do - working in the aged care homes. Addington has large numbers of Filipi ...

Day 90 - Hammond Pl rep

Day 90 - Hammond Pl rep

Sunday, 22 May 2011 6:52 p.m. by addingtonaction

Amanda Wallis has agreed to be the street rep for Hammond Pl.

Amanda has a young family and lives on Hammond Pl.

Amanda will be visiting every home on that street to introduce herself and will be able to direct people to resources provided in solidarity via Addington Action.

Community Update 21 May 2011

Community Update 21 May 2011

Sunday, 22 May 2011 5:14 p.m. by mtpleasentnews Popular

Change in water quality in the Estuary upon the 2010 cessation of wastewater discharge to the estuary.

Land reports for the whole city should be available by the end of May. A land report is required for all home earthquake claims prior to settlement.

What is a Community Union?

What is a Community Union?

Thursday, 14 April 2011 9:24 p.m. by Actionforchcheast Popular


All of the good folk that attended the first on the 2nd of April were given a copy of Organising a Community Union. Published by the team the 3 sided pamphlet offers a "how to" guide, including the tools and means in which to empower your neighbourhoods and communities.


The pamphlet found is possibly one of the most important sources of info to be circulated since this all began back in September. We can not afford to wait any longer. The has proven to be horribly under equip ...

Who Can Flip a Pancake?

Who Can Flip a Pancake?

Wednesday, 13 April 2011 7:32 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

Kia ora, Hello Brighton Folk,

It's hard to believe it's autumn already; leaves, golden, dancing slowly towards the earth (and my compost). But there's always something to look forward to. This weekend, for example- it's the return of the popular
If you didn't catch The Wave (New Brighton Project's printed newsletter; available at the Library, cafes and other main centres about town) last year, here's a brief history of the race:




But we know life isn't all fun and ga ...

Community Update 13 April 2011

Community Update 13 April 2011

Wednesday, 13 April 2011 4:53 p.m. by mtpleasentnews Popular

Please see under Events on Web site

The Ferrymead Bridge did suffer damage in the 22 February earthquake, as did the new construction works and the temporary staging

Since the earthquake there have been a number of actions undertaken:

1. The bridge has been inspected and tested to ensure it has adequate strength before b ...

After The Quake - Short film

After The Quake - Short film

Tuesday, 12 April 2011 7:14 p.m. by Actionforchcheast Popular




Recorded in Christcurch between March 29 and April 1, 2011, this short film looks at some of the ways Cantabrians have been affected by the destructive earthquake on February 22nd, and some of the organising that has gone on on a community level to try to help people cope.

It was shot and edited for a public meeting and fundraiser titled After The Quake: Community Organising in Christchurch, held in Wellington on April 8 2011. All funds raised were split 50/50 between th ...

After The Quake - Short film

After The Quake - Short film

Tuesday, 12 April 2011 7:14 p.m. by Actionforchcheast Popular




Recorded in Christcurch between March 29 and April 1, 2011, this short film looks at some of the ways Cantabrians have been affected by the destructive earthquake on February 22nd, and some of the organising that has gone on on a community level to try to help people cope.

It was shot and edited for a public meeting and fundraiser titled After The Quake: Community Organising in Christchurch, held in Wellington on April 8 2011. All funds raised were split 50/50 between th ...

Bursting the Bubble - Christchurch Support!

Bursting the Bubble - Christchurch Support!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011 7:11 p.m. by Actionforchcheast Popular

Bursting the Bubble - Christchurch Support!

Bursting the Bubble - Christchurch Support!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011 7:11 p.m. by Actionforchcheast Popular

RALLY FOR CHRISTCHURCH - Lets get organised!

RALLY FOR CHRISTCHURCH - Lets get organised!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011 7:06 p.m. by Actionforchcheast Popular

Following on from the successful first meeting, the people of Christchurch have decided to build on the rapidly growing momentum and sense of urgency that is spreading across the city.

On the 2nd April, Action for Christchurch East and Beyond Resistance helped facilitate the creation of new local groups and offered a free and democratic space where issues were discussed and concerns and problems raised.

6 months ago

RALLY FOR CHRISTCHURCH - Lets get organised!

RALLY FOR CHRISTCHURCH - Lets get organised!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011 7:06 p.m. by Actionforchcheast Popular

Following on from the successful first meeting, the people of Christchurch have decided to build on the rapidly growing momentum and sense of urgency that is spreading across the city.

On the 2nd April, Action for Christchurch East and Beyond Resistance helped facilitate the creation of new local groups and offered a free and democratic space where issues were discussed and concerns and problems raised.

6 months ago

Community Update 9 April 2011

Community Update 9 April 2011

Saturday, 9 April 2011 12:51 p.m. by mtpleasentnews Popular

Things to Look Forward to

Things to Look Forward to

Wednesday, 30 March 2011 10:09 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

Kia ora, Hello Brighton Folk,

This weekend we really have a reason for looking forward, once again, to being part of this Greater Brighton community. Our lively Community Market is returning to our mall! Folk from both the Civil Defence and the CCC (engineers) have come along and given it the all clear, so come along! Our very own Natural Magic Pirates (10am) and the New Brighton Silver Band (11.30) will be performing with a superb collection of produce, handicrafts and goodies on offer. ...

Community Update 30 March 2011

Community Update 30 March 2011

Wednesday, 30 March 2011 11:52 a.m. by mtpleasentnews Popular

There is a FREE BUS SERVICE departing from Redcliff's New World carpark at 9am and 12noon each day Tuesday to Saturday inclusive. This is an extension to the service already running from Lyttelton via St Martin's New World to Halswell New World. Time is given at Halswell for shopping, besides New World, and returns to Redcliffs. Some of our people travelling take the opportunity to travel on our morni ...

Update March 26 2011

Update March 26 2011

Saturday, 26 March 2011 12:37 p.m. by mtpleasentnews Popular

Civil Defence would like advice from residents on the current distribution of the portaloos throughout Mt Pleasant. If you know of instances where the toilets are not being used and/or where they could be better utilised please contact . As there are serious pumping issues with our sewage system east of the Ferrymead bridge residents are being asked to use the portaloos provided wherever possible. Currently our raw sewage is flowing into the estuary.

Community Update 21 March 2011

Lisa Goodman

Democracy Services Manager

Democracy Services Unit

Mobile: 0274 382 935 Email: Web: Christchurch City Council

This Sunday (27 March) there will be a Community Shared Dinner ...

Special Extra: Things you might need to know

Special Extra: Things you might need to know

Thursday, 17 March 2011 9:04 a.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

My dear Brighton Whanau,

Kia ora. We're on the path towards recovery, becoming stronger every day. Sometimes it's hard to get the correct information, but in Brighton, specifically, you can find:


Representatives from Work and Income, Housing NZ, Christchurch City Council and Red Cross along with quake support and counseling services are all here, 8.30am-5pm weekdays (closed Friday 18th March). If you need one on one consultation, this is the place to do it!


These ...

Mt Pleasant Community Update March 16 2011

Mt Pleasant Community Update March 16 2011

Wednesday, 16 March 2011 5:15 p.m. by mtpleasentnews Popular

The electricity network in the Eastern and Southern suburbs of Christchurch is fragile and your efforts to use less electricity in those areas will help keep power on. Wherever possible, avoid turning on more than one or two appliances at one – e.g. use your toaster, then your stove element, not both at once. air conditioning for cooling, beer fridge, dishwasher (hand wash dishes instea ...

Update Wednesday 9 March

Update Wednesday 9 March

Thursday, 10 March 2011 3:58 p.m. by mtpleasentnews Popular