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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 Popular


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 Popular

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 Popular

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.

Streets and Dallington Bridge

Streets and Dallington Bridge

Tuesday, 14 June 2011 9:21 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Dallington bridge is open for light traffic.  (NOTE: this has now changed - added 15 June) Retreat Road is still flooded and there is silt in Avonside Drive, Highbury Place, Lionel Street, and Silverdale Place. All are accessible but look for sinkholes as there are some under the silt. The burst water main has been shut off, somewhere upstream of here. Best to turn water off at the road in case

Day 111 -  Time to get cracking again!

Day 111 - Time to get cracking again!

Tuesday, 14 June 2011 8:16 a.m. by addingtonaction

Addington Action volunteers had an emergency meeting at 9am today to work out what needed to be done after the two big quakes yesterday.

Actions.

Brief update

Brief update

Tuesday, 14 June 2011 8:12 a.m. by avonsidechch

As of 11.00pm last night our area is accessible from all areas except via the Dallington Bridge. There has been liquifaction in Caddesden lane, Patten Street end of Cowlishaw (quite a bit with a few peoperties a mess, also the water main is broken again with water pouring into the street and flooding bits of it) and a little bit of Patten Street. Retreat Road is a mess with water right across it

Day 110 - June 13 earthquake

Day 110 - June 13 earthquake

Monday, 13 June 2011 3:17 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today there were two big aftershocks in Christchurch causing a lot more damage.
Please look after yourselves and those around you. Stay warm!

Addington Action volunteers will meet tomorrow morning at 9am to make a plan.

Disaster Planning and Mental Health

Disaster Planning and Mental Health

Monday, 13 June 2011 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch

That disasters cause mental health problems is obvious to most people, and understood and accepted by many. In every large scale disaster there will be those who are pushed beyond their ability to understand or cope with the events around them. Disaster planning acknowledges this, and includes some provision for providing support to those traumatised by the event. Some sufferers, however,

Monday night

Monday night

Sunday, 12 June 2011 8:50 p.m. by avonsidechch

Don't forget Monday night's meeting, starting 7.00pm sharp. I will post a summary on the blog either late Monday night or Tuesday morning. .

Day 109 - Earthquake Recovery Resource Kit

Day 109 - Earthquake Recovery Resource Kit

Saturday, 11 June 2011 8:32 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

The Earthquake Recovery Resource Kit has been published by Addington Action for the use of the volunteers.

It collects a lot of information scattered all over the place into a simple loose leaf binder format a bit like a car repair manual. It is designed be be easily updated and printed.

Gerry Brownlee - what is happening to deal with the land problems

Gerry Brownlee - what is happening to deal with the land problems

Saturday, 11 June 2011 8:05 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

For those of you who don't get The Press, there is an article in today's edition by Gerry Brownlee about the state of the land. It doesn't give any hard facts, but explains what the government is trying to achieve (a big package that helps and protects homeowners), the issues that are being dealt with, and the complexity of the processes involved.  The article is available online at the Press

CCC Draft Annual Plan - now available

CCC Draft Annual Plan - now available

Saturday, 11 June 2011 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Draft Annual Plan is now available. The Council media release is here. There is a summary of the plan at the top of this page here. The full plan and associated documents are available at the bottom of the same page. If you wish to make a written submission on the plan, or any part that is of interest, you have two weeks to do so. Your feedback can be made on paper (e.g. as a letter) or

Day 108 - Addington organisations meet

Day 108 - Addington organisations meet

Friday, 10 June 2011 8:26 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

There was a meeting today of a wide range of organisations concerned about the well being of Addington residents.

The meeting was organised by Manuka Cottage and held at Kingdom Resources.

Actions

Insurance company pitfalls

Insurance company pitfalls

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

Each week-day the four local Labour constituency MPs put out a joint earthquake bulletin of what they have been doing and the issues they are encountering. In yesterday's bulletin Clayton Cosgrove wrote at length about the insurance related problems being identified in his electorate. The following extract is from Clayton Cosgrove's contribution to yesterday's Christchurch Earthquake

Avonside Community Group Newsletter 9 June 2011

Avonside Community Group Newsletter 9 June 2011

Thursday, 9 June 2011 10:06 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Leanne Curtis has done another of her well received Avonside Community Group newsletters (each one always reaches the top seven most popular recent posts on the blog). This one was too complicated for the blog, so the attachments had been removed. Instead links to the original documents have been inserted, in green. You still get the same information. The newsletter breaks part way through

Day 107 - Sacred Heart School

Day 107 - Sacred Heart School

Thursday, 9 June 2011 7:02 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Sacred Heart School in Addington is now a member of Addington Action. Principal Trish Sleeman is the school's representative on the Addington Action committee.

Addington Action is able to provide assistance for the families of kids who attend the school.

Marvelous Matariki and Amazing Arbor Day

Marvelous Matariki and Amazing Arbor Day

Thursday, 9 June 2011 4:07 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular



Kia ora, Hello Brighton Folk,
It's not often I start a newsletter talking about last weekend, but.... As usual there was plenty to celebrate living in this beautiful community of ours. This year is the United Nations International Year of the Forest and last weekend World Environment Day was celebrated worldwide. Matariki, the seven sisters, rose on Saturday morning marking the Maori New Year and combining well with the theme of forests, Arbor Day was also on Sunday. But we knew yo ...

More earthquake analysis

More earthquake analysis

Thursday, 9 June 2011 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Australian Earthquake Engineering Society web site has a follow-up report on observations of Christchurch, from Nawawi Chouw, Hong Hao and Helen Goldsworthy. The title of the report is Some observations of damage in the 22nd February Christchurch earthquake. It is a brief description of the range of damage that occurred as a result of the earthquake, and observations on why some of the

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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.