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Update re OVTRK, CCC Resilience Assessment and CERA research on NGOs

Update re OVTRK, CCC Resilience Assessment and CERA research on NGOs

Saturday, 5 September 2015 4:48 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Kia ora Koutou! The OVTRK Organising Group gave feedback here on the Draft CCC Resilience Assessment report.  We received the draft Assessment report by CCC Chief Resilience Officer Mike Gillooly very close to when feedback was due.  There was no time to circulate to all on our OVTRK Register.  As you can read we commented on our difficulty with that lack of time, as we have a strong

Greendale residents smash pianos in earthquake memorial

Greendale residents smash pianos in earthquake memorial

Friday, 4 September 2015 7:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Three pianos played their last tune as they were smashed by Greendale residents during an earthquake memorial.

Youth Vision - Christchurch 2030 Launched

Youth Vision - Christchurch 2030 Launched

Friday, 4 September 2015 12:36 p.m. by YouthVision Featured

Youth Vision Website: 

Inquisitive duo caught inside Christ Church Cathedral

'Inquisitive' duo caught inside Christ Church Cathedral

Friday, 4 September 2015 12:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two "inquisitive" intruders caught inside Christ Church Cathedral have been arrested by police.

Fair Insurance Entitlement as soon as Reasonably Practicable

Fair Insurance Entitlement as soon as Reasonably Practicable

Friday, 4 September 2015 9:40 a.m. by CIAS_ Featured

Today marks five years from the first earthquake which triggered a chain reaction that ultimately has changed the lives of so many people in Canterbury.

Rodents and rot: Canterbury Provincial Chambers a long-term fix

Rodents and rot: Canterbury Provincial Chambers a long-term fix

Thursday, 3 September 2015 9:43 p.m. by MediaStuff

The crown jewel of the Canterbury Provincial Chambers looks like a store room that hasn't finished being built yet. It's dark, with a weather proof ceiling so low you feel like you're about to hit your hard hat on it. There are timber and steel supports everywhere – you have to clamber over them to get through the doorway.

Kaiapoi five years on: Living on the edge

Kaiapoi five years on: Living on the edge

Thursday, 3 September 2015 9:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Her house is on a lean, the future is uncertain and she has no neighbours but Jackie Hall, 84, is quite happy in Kaiapoi where she has lived most of her life.

Kaiapoi five years on: Living on the edge

Kaiapoi five years on: Living on the edge

Thursday, 3 September 2015 9:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

Her house is on a lean, the future is uncertain and she has no neighbours but Jackie Hall, 84, is quite happy in Kaiapoi where she has lived most of her life.

Editorial: Five years, 436,053 stories

Editorial: Five years, 436,053 stories

Thursday, 3 September 2015 9:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Five years ago we suffered the rudest awakening.

Public Earthquake Meeting Repair Standards | MBIE Guidelines | Cash Settlements Statute of Limitations | Royal Commission of Inquiry | Group Actions

Public Earthquake Meeting Repair Standards | MBIE Guidelines | Cash Settlements Statute of Limitations | Royal Commission of Inquiry | Group Actions

Thursday, 3 September 2015 7:22 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

I hope to see you there!   Where: Christchurch Transitional Cathedral When: Thursday 10th September 2015 7:00pm – 9:30pm The purpose of this meeting is to use a public setting to address a number homeowners concerns. Members of Parliament, the Insurance …

Hororata businesses find life tough after earthquake

Hororata businesses find life tough after earthquake

Thursday, 3 September 2015 5:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

Five years, with no real sign of progress, Hororata Motors owner Margaret Ellis is calling it quits.

Boom picked for central Christchurch in 2016

Boom picked for central Christchurch in 2016

Thursday, 3 September 2015 5:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

Five years ago today, 436,000 lives in Canterbury changed.

Boom picked for central Christchurch in 2016

Boom picked for central Christchurch in 2016

Thursday, 3 September 2015 5:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Five years ago today, 436,000 lives in Canterbury changed.

University of Canterbury launches Earthquake Scholarships

University of Canterbury launches Earthquake Scholarships

Thursday, 3 September 2015 3:23 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

The University of Canterbury is to offer scholarships for postgraduate research into the effects of the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes, focusing on the lessons learned from the response.

Student volunteers will never forget feeling of helping others

Student volunteers will never forget feeling of helping others

Thursday, 3 September 2015 2:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury shops sold out of gumboots and piles of broken wheelbarrows lay victim to tonnes of liquefaction littering the streets.

The munted earthquake dictionary

The munted earthquake dictionary

Thursday, 3 September 2015 2:31 p.m. by MediaStuff

To gentrify a neighbourhood with new bars, theatres and restaurants.

Christchurch family in insurance limbo five years on

Christchurch family in insurance limbo five years on

Thursday, 3 September 2015 2:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch family says insurance hassles have stolen the last five years of their lives and their kids' childhoods.

Christchurch family in insurance limbo five years on

Christchurch family in insurance limbo five years on

Thursday, 3 September 2015 2:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch family says insurance hassles have stolen the last five years of their lives and their kids' childhoods.

The big question: is the shaking over for Canterbury?

The big question: is the shaking over for Canterbury?

Thursday, 3 September 2015 2:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

When was the last time you felt an earthquake? A sizeable enough shake that made your heart race, your head buzz and reawakened all those bad memories?

Canterburys months of earthquake innocence

Canterbury's months of earthquake innocence

Thursday, 3 September 2015 1:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake babies Lola Romero and Dianthe Barnard start school

Earthquake babies Lola Romero and Dianthe Barnard start school

Thursday, 3 September 2015 12:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Five years after the earthquake that marked their entrance into the world, Lola Romero and  Barnard are starting school.

Boom picked for central city in 2016

Boom picked for central city in 2016

Thursday, 3 September 2015 12:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Five years ago today, 436,000 lives in Canterbury changed.

Boom picked for central city in 2016

Boom picked for central city in 2016

Thursday, 3 September 2015 12:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

Five years ago today, 436,000 lives in Canterbury changed.

New plan for Waimakariri residential red zones

New plan for Waimakariri residential red zones

Thursday, 3 September 2015 9:54 a.m. by GovtCera

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has directed that a Recovery Plan be prepared for the future use of the residential red zones in the Waimakariri District.

New plan for Waimakariri residential red zones

New plan for Waimakariri residential red zones

Thursday, 3 September 2015 9:35 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Five years on: Getting by one day at a time

Five years on: Getting by 'one day at a time'

Thursday, 3 September 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Customers In the Know

Customers In the Know

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 5:17 p.m. by FletcherEQR

Customer Assurance

Customer Assurance

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 5:17 p.m. by FletcherEQR

Government halves timeframe to fix most dangerous buildings

Government halves timeframe to fix most dangerous buildings

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 3:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has halved the timeframe to make the country's most earthquake-prone buildings safer after pressure from a Christchurch earthquake survivor.

Manchester St car park demolition continues

Manchester St car park demolition continues

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 3:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Manchester St car parking building will be dust by the start of November.

Arts Centre earthquake rebuild forges ahead

Arts Centre earthquake rebuild forges ahead

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 2:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

Andre Lovatt strides through the Arts Centre like a tour guide. A man on a mission to impart knowledge and a sense of progress. There are 23 earthquake-damaged buildings to get through and we have about an hour. Time is short.

Lyttelton Port vows to make most of quake opportunity

Lyttelton Port vows to make most of quake 'opportunity'

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 2:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Imagine strolling on Lyttelton's waterfront, along a wide, purpose-built walkway and stopping for a coffee at one of several cafes, all of which afford sumptuous views of the town's striking harbour.

Lyttelton Port vows to make most of quake opportunity

Lyttelton Port vows to make most of quake 'opportunity'

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 2:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

Imagine strolling on Lyttelton's waterfront, along a wide, purpose-built walkway and stopping for a coffee at one of several cafes, all of which afford sumptuous views of the town's striking harbour.

Canterbury Residential Rebuild website Closes

Canterbury Residential Rebuild website Closes

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 12:37 p.m. by GovtCera

Content on the Canterbury Residential Rebuild website - already exists, with fuller contextual information on other sites, for example:

Collaborate Canterbury Winding Down

Collaborate Canterbury Winding Down

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 12:31 p.m. by collaboratecanty Featured

 

Significant opportunities to improve urban development in New Zealand

Significant opportunities to improve urban development in New Zealand

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 12:02 p.m. by PRNews

Release: New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development (NZCID)

Christchurchs largest hotel now fully open for business

Christchurch's largest hotel now fully open for business

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 11:45 a.m. by PRNews Popular

The remodelling of Christchurch's newest and largest hotel is now complete and it's welcoming guests.

Alpine Fault spreads across South Island, researchers say

Alpine Fault spreads across South Island, researchers say

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 11:43 a.m. by GovtEQC

Pressing need for basic infrastructure overtakes Christchurch smart city plan

Pressing need for basic infrastructure overtakes Christchurch 'smart city' plan

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 11:40 a.m. by PRNews

By Jonathan Underhill

Five years on, it all feels incredibly sad

Five years on, 'it all feels incredibly sad'

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 11:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch house prices up 30 per cent since quakes

Christchurch house prices up 30 per cent since quakes

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 6:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's housing market is being described as steady and settled, five years after the start of the earthquakes which threw it into upheaval.

Council to look at alternative funding for Sumner Skate Park

Council to look at alternative funding for Sumner Skate Park

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 2:42 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council will look at alternative funding for the proposed Sumner Community Skate Park. Levi's has indicated that though they support the skate park, the extended length of the project approval has exhausted their budget, which means they can no longer be involved in the project.  

New Matai Street cycleway opens to public

New Matai Street cycleway opens to public

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 2:40 p.m. by GovtCCC

People wanting to connect between the University of Canterbury and the Central City have a new option with the opening today of a cycleway along Matai Street East.

Talks begin over QEII Park

Talks begin over QEII Park

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 2:32 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is committed to working with the Ministry of Education, Avonside Girls' and Shirley Boys' High Schools to ensure that the co-location of the new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre and the two schools on QEII Park benefits the entire community.

New Sporting Facilities on the Starting Blocks

New Sporting Facilities on the Starting Blocks

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 2:31 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Progress continues on new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Progress continues on new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 2:28 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council has appointed a project team to begin the design process for the new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre to be built on QEII Park.

Council approves Stapletons Road flood remediation option

Council approves Stapletons Road flood remediation option

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 2:26 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council today decided to progress the Stapletons Road flood remediation option through to detailed design and construction to reduce the risk of flooding in the Flockton area and benefit at least 585 properties.

Catholic cathedral restoration going ahead

Catholic cathedral restoration going ahead

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 1:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $45-million revamp of Christchurch's quake-damage Catholic cathedral has been given the green light to start before the end of the year.

Earthquake Commission has spent $68m on travel

Earthquake Commission has spent $68m on travel

Monday, 31 August 2015 11:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has spent $68 million on travel-related costs since the September 2010 earthquake in Canterbury.

Canterbury construction still going strong

Canterbury construction still going strong

Monday, 31 August 2015 9:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction activity remains high in Canterbury, despite new home building having passed its peak.

On this day -  1886 South Carolina earthquake

On this day - 1886 South Carolina earthquake

Monday, 31 August 2015 1:29 p.m. by GovtEQC

Mt Pleasant News 28 August

Mt Pleasant News 28 August

Sunday, 30 August 2015 5:54 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Sponsor A Square Foot update Just a quickie update on the SQF fundraising campaign. The grand total now stands at $78,686.09. This is still a bit short of what we were hoping we […]

Greening the Rubble – what we have learned from working in partnership

Greening the Rubble – what we have learned from working in partnership

Sunday, 30 August 2015 1:21 p.m. by greeningtherubble

If Greening the Rubble was a 5-year-old child receiving their first school report I am sure it would say “works well with others”.

Migrant workers may save South Island towns in decline

Migrant workers may save South Island towns in decline

Friday, 28 August 2015 7:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

New migrants may help rejuvenate South Island towns facing aging populations and economic decline.

Christchurch homeowner fights IAG quake repair strategy

Christchurch homeowner fights IAG quake repair strategy

Friday, 28 August 2015 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch family is fighting insurer IAG over an imposed repair strategy that was questioned in a government investigation.

Five questions to mark five years since September 2010

Five questions to mark five years since September 2010

Friday, 28 August 2015 9:01 a.m. by MediaStuff

As Canterbury approaches the fifth anniversary of the September earthquake, we put five questions to our readers:

St Albans News deadline reminder

St Albans News deadline reminder

Thursday, 27 August 2015 10:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Articles for St Albans News October edition should be sent to news@stalbans.gen.nz by September 13.

Vote of confidence from Christchurch City Council

Vote of confidence from Christchurch City Council

Thursday, 27 August 2015 10:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Vote of confidence from Christchurch City Council and Shirley-Papanui Community Board By SARA co-chair Renee Walker Visibly displaying their confidence in the new shape and future direction of the St Albans Residents’ Association (SARA), the CCC and Shirley-Papanui Community Board …