“In an information age, leadership not location, is the most important factor in a communities survival.” (Jack Schultz)

Dear Members

It’s as busy as ever but unfortunately there’s not a lot of new things to report. The DBH Guidelines for TC3 are still not here, any new information regarding TC3 is still not here, zoning announcements for Southshore are still not here. I think Cantabrians have to be the most patient people in the country.

EQC has updated their FAQ with a flow chart and what remediation does and doesn’t involve so check that out in the link below if you want to keep up to date with remediation information. It throws some questions up for me which we will be putting to EQC next week so hopefully we can add some detail in the next newsletter. There is also a link below for you to add your own questions specific to the updated EQC material.

Other important links to check out are the Community Energy Action heating information. This has great practical advise about how to deal with earthquake compromised houses in the winter and what questions you should be putting to EQC and insurers with regard to wet insulation. The other link is the Community Leaders workshops which we are encouraging all of our members to attend. The better supported we are as leaders, the better we can support emerging leaders in our communities. Please put the dates in the diary and make sure you register as the workshops are free and those that attended the last ones spoke highly of the content.

Campbell Live are still wanting to hear from people with accommodation issues who may not have been able to make it to their caravan today so if you had something to say email your contact details and a brief account of your predicament to KATE McCALLUM | PRODUCER CAMPBELL LIVE |(03) 943 3027 | EXT. 3027|021 998 955|kmccallum@mediaworks.co.nz| www.campbelllive.co.nz

And here’s a wee piece of information I was unsure whether to be happy or sad about. The Brooklands Community Centre is donating their hall to the Canterbury Charity Hospital. Obviously this is great for the hospital and a positive thought for the Brooklands community that their hall will go on to see another day but it’s also a reminder that communities are disbanding and that is definitely not a happy thought. Kia kaha Brooklands.

We hope you’ve all managed to have a break over Easter, gorge on chocolate and spend time with those who make you feel happy.

Warm regards

Brian and Leanne