The Woodham Road end of Avonside Drive remains closed although there is no obvious reason why this should be so. Perhaps the road was fixed and someone forgot to take away the signs?
|Street sign - Retreat Road|
|Street sign - Retreat Road|
|River bank protection, Dallington Terrace.|
|Flood protection sand bags, just in case.|
|House on Dallington Terrace near the flood protection works.|
Community Law is still standing however it will be some time until we are able to re-enter our premises on Madras St. From 7/3/2011 our legal information phone lines are operational between 9am and 7pm Monday to Friday. We are running our Drop-in Clinic from Monday to Saturday between 10am and 2pm at 35 Riccarton Road.
In addition a free lawyer will be available at various locations throughout the Eastern Suburbs. For a free lawyer near you phone 366 6870.
Reception is now open at our temporary location at 35 Riccarton Road and phone lines are operational between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday on 366 6870.They also have a few legal fact sheets that can be downloaded from their website, which is here.
"... Reducing its shareholding in its port, airport and electricity companies (CCC) would free up cash for repairs to local infrastructure without imposing new burdens on ratepayers," the roundtable said.As pointed out by the Herald, the investments are strategic, provide a good return to the city, and in turn help keep rates lower.
"The tragic events in Christchurch will have implications for the government and councils in the region for years to come. Public policies could help or hinder the recovery process."
"A broader issue is the relative role of top-down and bottom-up strategies in rebuilding Christchurch. Clearly the devastation is too vast for a detailed centrally planned strategy to be viable. Central and local government need to concentrate on their vital roles and let markets work."
Emergency accommodation services are currently being provided by Housing New Zealand. If you require support to locate emergency accommodation, or you have accommodation to offer, please call 0800 HELP 00 (0800 435 700) or visit www.housinghelp.govt.nz
Services to meet the needs of those affected by the earthquake and needing longer term accommodation, will be available soon, through this service.
Portable hot showers are now available to the public at the following locations around Christchurch:
* Cowles Stadium – Pages Road
* Wilding Park – Woodham Road
* Avondale Golf Course – Cnr of Wainoni and Avondale Road
* New Brighton – Cnr of Hawke Street and Shaw Avenue
* South New Brighton Motor Camp – Estuary Road
* Shirley Rugby Club – New Brighton Road and Cresswell Ave.
The portable showers will be operational between 7am and 7pm, seven days a week. All shower facilities are operated by professional staff and have security on site.
The public are advised to bring with them the following:
* A towel
* Soap / shampoo etc
* Jandals or shower footwear.
Please call the welfare team on 027 707 0098 for more information.The latest updates on this service can be found here.