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$1m win for elderly red-zoner

$1m win for elderly red-zoner

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch woman who planned to raid her pension to build a new home can now afford a big upgrade after winning $1 million in Bonus Bonds.

New base isolators for Christchurch building

New base isolators for Christchurch building

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 4:17 a.m. by MediaStuff

Base isolators have been around since the 1970s in New Zealand, helping reduce the impact of earthquakes on buildings, but a new Christchurch building is going a step further.

Urban Design Panel wants bland rebuild

Urban Design Panel wants 'bland' rebuild

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 2:26 a.m. by MediaStuff

A prominent property investor has criticised the panel that promotes good design for rebuilt Christchurch.

Home Sum Insured Package

Home Sum Insured Package

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 10:40 p.m. by pacsol

 

Earthquake Assessment Service for Wellington

Earthquake Assessment Service for Wellington

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 9:40 p.m. by avonsidechch

EQC have publicised a house assessment programme Quakecheck, that uses services offered by the New Zealand Master Builders Federation and Certified Builders Association and is available anywhere in the Wellington city area. The purpose of the programme is to assess the risk an earthquake will pose to your house. The cost is $160 (see here for cost information and inspection details), and it is

Earthquake information for Wellingtonians.

Earthquake information for Wellingtonians.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 9:35 p.m. by avonsidechch

EQC, Civil Defence and other agencies produce a range of information sources that are useful pre and post earthquake. New Zealand’s highly variable geography and geology means that the information is of a general nature. For those who want to do a bit of research on earthquake preparedness for a city with some characteristics similar to Wellington, the San Francisco area offers a range of useful

Day 883 - site plan revision

Day 883 - site plan revision

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 9:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Max Capocaccia, the architect sent through the revised site plans for 124 Garlands Rd earlier today.

The council planner wanted the area for car parking to be clearly marked on the site plan.

Thanks Max for all your help.

Court hears red zone options bleak

Court hears red zone options 'bleak'

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 6:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

A decision to write off Christchurch's worst-affected land has been labelled ''de facto compulsory acquisition''.

Temporary Ferrymead Bridge resurfacing – from 28 July – night works only

Temporary Ferrymead Bridge resurfacing – from 28 July – night works only

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 4:42 p.m. by Transport4chch

Resurfacing will be carried out on Ferrymead Bridge from 8pm Sunday 28th July. The bridge will be reduced to one lane with a stop/go traffic system in place between 8pm and 6am for approximately two weeks.  The footpath on the bridge will …

Stadium design economics: an art or a science?

Stadium design economics: an art or a science?

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 4:27 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

Bealey Ave, Richmond – reduced lanes eastbound & road closures in vicinity

Bealey Ave, Richmond – reduced lanes eastbound & road closures in vicinity

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 3:32 p.m. by Transport4chch

SCIRT contractor Downer are currently repairing the wastewater system in the Lower Richmond area. Work is about to begin on the wastewater system on Bealey Avenue and Champion Street. The works will start around 24 July 2013. Eastbound traffic on Bealey …

Wellington Earthquake Assessment Service

Wellington Earthquake Assessment Service

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 3:26 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Riverlaw Terrace – partial closure this week

Riverlaw Terrace – partial closure this week

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 3:21 p.m. by Transport4chch

Part of Riverlaw Terrace, St Martins, will be closed to road traffic from Wednesday this week (24 July) as SCIRT team City Care works on the gravity wastewater pipe. The road closure will run between 234 Riverlaw Terrace and Beckford …

Riverlaw Terrace – partial closure

Riverlaw Terrace – partial closure

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 3:21 p.m. by Transport4chch

Part of Riverlaw Terrace, St Martins, will be closed to road traffic from Wednesday this week (24 July) as SCIRT team City Care works on the gravity wastewater pipe. The road closure will run between 234 Riverlaw Terrace and Beckford …

Day 883 - co-op buy

Day 883 - co-op buy

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 1:54 p.m. by addingtonaction

The buy for the packing at the co-op tomorrow is (crates and cartons). Bought by Craig

Bananas 33
Apples 24
Kiwi 22
Lemons 11
Broccoli 18
Leeks 18
Carrots 22
Onions 37
Oranges 1 bin

Record number of migrants moving to Christchurch

Record number of migrants moving to Christchurch

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 12:33 p.m. by Media3News

The long expected post-quake boom of migrant workers has finally begun in Christchurch, with new records being set for the number of people moving in from overseas.

Quake repairs: EQR totally incompetent

Quake repairs: EQR 'totally incompetent'

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Quake repairs: EQC totally incompetent

Quake repairs: EQC 'totally incompetent'

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

To the Survivors of the Cook Strait Earthquakes

To the Survivors of the Cook Strait Earthquakes

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 11:11 a.m. by DebDonnell

How to cope with overwhelm and fear from the Cook Strait Earthquakes If you have experienced the Cook Strait Earthquakes (Seddon and Wellington) then you are a survivor! I am a survivor of the 2010-2011 Christchurch Earthquakes and offer you 7 tips on how to cope with your disaster. Your current experiences are stirring up [...]

Insurers helping to transform Chch

Insurers helping to transform Chch

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 9:05 a.m. by MediaThePress

Lawyer says offers unfair

Lawyer says offers 'unfair'

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Government officials knew rezoning residential land would essentially reduce values to zero meaning the buyout offer was one that "cannot be refused", the Christchurch High Court was told.

Quake repairs: We were amazed

Quake repairs: We were amazed

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch: No future for my kids

Christchurch: No future for my kids

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Precinct contractors sought

Precinct contractors sought

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An updated timeframe for Christchurch's justice and emergency services precinct shows the likely $100 million-plus project starting next February and taking three years to complete.

Justice precinct contractors sought

Justice precinct contractors sought

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An updated timeframe for Christchurch's justice and emergency services precinct shows the likely $100 million-plus project starting next February and taking three years to complete.

Lawyer says buyout offers unfair

Lawyer says buyout offers 'unfair'

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Government officials knew rezoning residential land would essentially reduce values to zero meaning the buyout offer was one that "cannot be refused", the Christchurch High Court was told.

Volunteer @ Your Place

Volunteer @ Your Place

Monday, 22 July 2013 8:54 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: St Albans Baptist Church, 64 McFaddens Road Time: September 17 1-6pm Description: Volunteer Canterbury is running sessions in different communities showing how people can get more involved in their local community as volunteers. September is the turn of St …

Asbestos in houses

Asbestos in houses

Monday, 22 July 2013 8:37 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

EQC will only remove asbestos from Christchurch homes where the claddings have actually been damaged by the quakes. Any other asbestos-removal is the responsibility of the homeowner. Asbestos materials were used in houses in New Zealand from 1940s to 1990s …

EQC customers can phone for their engineering report

EQC customers can phone for their engineering report

Monday, 22 July 2013 8:26 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

EQC’s Reid Stiven told a NewstalkZB interview hosted by Chris Lynch on July 16 that any EQC customer who wants their engineering should just call 0800DAMAGE and request a copy. This is not an OIA request so you are entitled …

Quake tips from Christchurch residents

Quake tips from Christchurch residents

Monday, 22 July 2013 8:25 p.m. by Media3News

The people of Christchurch give advice to Wellington after yesterday's 6.5 quake.

Get to know your neighbours – CCC is paying

Get to know your neighbours – CCC is paying

Monday, 22 July 2013 8:12 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

If you are planning a spring fling in your neighbourhood after the brouhaha of the local elections has died down, the city council has a small subsidy available through the local community board for your street party. As long as …

Free soup and movie lunch

Free soup and movie lunch

Monday, 22 July 2013 7:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: St Albans United Church, Corner of Nancy Avenue and Knowles Street Time: August 8 12-2pm Description: The St Francis of Assisi Parish Mairehau holds free soup and movie lunches, once a month during the winter. This is a time …

Justice precinct contractors sought

Justice precinct contractors sought

Monday, 22 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

An updated timeframe for Christchurch's justice and emergency services precinct shows the likely $100 million-plus project starting next February and taking three years to complete.

Christchurch lures migrants as rebuild opportunities grow

Christchurch lures migrants as rebuild opportunities grow

Monday, 22 July 2013 4:48 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The growing Christchurch rebuild is proving attractive to migrants, with new records being set for the number of people moving to the city from overseas.

Seddon Earthquakes - July 2013

Seddon Earthquakes - July 2013

Monday, 22 July 2013 4:22 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Cook Strait Earthquakes - July 2013

Cook Strait Earthquakes - July 2013

Monday, 22 July 2013 4:22 p.m. by GovtEQC

Cook Strait Earthquake Update

Cook Strait Earthquake Update

Monday, 22 July 2013 3:40 p.m. by GovtEQC

Seddon Earthquake Update

Seddon Earthquake Update

Monday, 22 July 2013 3:40 p.m. by GovtEQC

Quake land damage case goes to court

Quake land damage case goes to court

Monday, 22 July 2013 3:20 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A judicial review of the red zoning of earthquake damaged land is underway in the High Court in Christchurch.

The countdown is on

The countdown is on

Monday, 22 July 2013 1:14 p.m. by TempleforChCh

Here’s what you’ve all been waiting for; the final dates for the Temple for Christchurch. It will be open for public interaction for the first two weeks of September, from the 1st to the 14th, before being relocated to the Motukarara race-course to be burnt ceremoniously on September 21st. These dates allow us to commemorate the anniversary of the first quake to hit Christchurch on September 4th, now one of the most significant dates in Christchurch’s history. The site is a hiv ...

CBD – Available Routes Map – 20th-26th July

CBD – Available Routes Map – 20th-26th July

Monday, 22 July 2013 11:59 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This will be updated weekly and will be available via our website and The Press newspaper on Saturdays. Please click here to download the network map – Available …

Quake land damage case goes to high court

Quake land damage case goes to high court

Monday, 22 July 2013 11:28 a.m. by MediaRNZ

A judicial review of the red zoning of earthquake damaged land is underway in the High Court in Christchurch.

Wellington staff in late today

Wellington staff in late today

Monday, 22 July 2013 10:50 a.m. by GovtEQC

Quake repairs: Five tips for homeowners

Quake repairs: Five tips for homeowners

Monday, 22 July 2013 10:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

Quake live chat with a GNS scientist

Quake live chat with a GNS scientist

Monday, 22 July 2013 9:24 a.m. by MediaStuff

A GNS earthquake expert is in the newsroom answering your questions about the series of significant quakes that have been rattling the top of the South Island and Wellington.

Central New Zealand earthquake: claims advice

Central New Zealand earthquake: claims advice

Monday, 22 July 2013 9:19 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Lower North Island earthquake: claims advice

Lower North Island earthquake: claims advice

Monday, 22 July 2013 9:19 a.m. by GovtEQC

Old Waimakariri Bridge open

Old Waimakariri Bridge open

Monday, 22 July 2013 7:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

The Old Waimakariri bridge opened earlier than scheduled due to repair work being completed ahead of time. The bridge reopened at 6am Saturday 20 July.

A symbol for a bullish city

A symbol for a bullish city

Sunday, 21 July 2013 11:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

Wealthy Cantabrians have donated more than $100,000 towards a symbol of hope for the city.

Complex red-zoner High Court case opens

'Complex' red-zoner High Court case opens

Sunday, 21 July 2013 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch red-zoners fighting the Government's "abuse of power" have reached the High Court.

Seddon Earthquake

Seddon Earthquake

Sunday, 21 July 2013 9:03 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

For Wellington

For Wellington

Sunday, 21 July 2013 8:30 p.m. by avonsidechch

It has been a hard day for many of you. Like other forms of strife, being in the centre of it creates a perspective few others can truly appreciate. Hopefully the night will be quiet and sleep comes quickly. Take a couple of days off and celebrate the fact that the worst didn’t happen.

Day 881 - earthquke survival 101

Day 881 - earthquke survival 101

Sunday, 21 July 2013 5:50 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

There has been a swarm of quakes on the main fault line in the sea bed between the South Island and Wellington in the last 24 hours.

Day 881 - earthquake survival 101

Day 881 - earthquake survival 101

Sunday, 21 July 2013 5:50 p.m. by addingtonaction

There has been a swarm of quakes on the main fault line in the sea bed between the South Island and Wellington in the last 24 hours.

Here is some experience learnt in Christchurch if you get hit by a really big one.

Good luck if it goes to custard.

Vacant section owners take EQC to court

Vacant section owners take EQC to court

Sunday, 21 July 2013 4:00 p.m. by Media3News

Angry Christchurch red zoners are taking on the Government in a significant court case beginning tomorrow.

Housing as a Human Right

Housing as a Human Right

Sunday, 21 July 2013 3:57 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

his post is based on the Tenants Protection Association (Christchurch) Rental Survey 2013. (See).  This is my summary, but I urge you to read the report for yourselves.

Community Update 10 July 2013

Community Update 10 July 2013

Sunday, 21 July 2013 2:53 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Didn’t really need this one – read here about the major slip on  yesterday.

South Island still being reshaped

South Island still being reshaped

Saturday, 20 July 2013 11:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

The South Island is still buckling and shifting to the rhythms of the earth nearly three years after titanic seismic forces began reshaping Canterbury.