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CTV engineer takes court action over inquiries

CTV engineer takes court action over inquiries

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 5:22 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The professional body for structural engineers is continuing to investigate an engineer whose company designed Christchurch's CTV building despite his attempts to stop this.

CTV engineer tries to stop investigation

CTV engineer tries to stop investigation

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 5:22 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The professional body for structural engineers is continuing to investigate an engineer whose company designed Christchurch's CTV building despite his attempts to stop this.

Yoga/pilates fitness class

Yoga/pilates fitness class

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 4:08 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Robyn Alderson is a non-profit, independent, community fitness instructor offering Yoga/Pilates pre-choreographed fitness classes in St Albans twice a week. The classes are held at Colleen Murray Dance studio at 520 Cranford Street from 6.30pm on Wednesdays and 8.30am on …

Montreal Street between Chester and Salisbury Streets – lane reduction – expect delays

Montreal Street between Chester and Salisbury Streets – lane reduction – expect delays

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 3:44 p.m. by Transport4chch

Montreal Street between Chester and Salisbury Streets will be reduced to one lane to allow wastewater works to take place The single-lane capacity will result in congestion during peak hours and we strongly encourage road users to take alternative routes North. …

New operations centre to manage Christchurch’s transport network

New operations centre to manage Christchurch’s transport network

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 3:30 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Christchurch’s new Christchurch Transport Operations Centre has today been launched to improve travel in the city by helping to keep all road users better informed with up-to-date travel information on road works, travel delays, detours and road closures. A partnership …

Day 890 - co-op buy

Day 890 - co-op buy

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 3:26 p.m. by addingtonaction

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

Banana 39
Grapes (black) 58 one pack each)
Pears 28 (DC's. Lovely pears. Skin marks but don't transfer into the fruit. Just the way a DC pear is. Lovely and juicy)
Yams 13 (one crate of 20 kg and five crates of 15kg)
Pumpkin 32 (one each)
Carrots 26 (already packed into 1kg bags. One bag each)
Cauliflower 64 (one each)
Oranges 26  (note – Other hubs have grapefruit instead)

Day 890 successful wrap around group training workshop

Day 890 successful wrap around group training workshop

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 3:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

17 people came to the Healthy Christchurch lunchtime seminar today about the Addington Action free home repair programme for uninsured residents.

The talk covered
A detailed explanation was given of how the repair process will be organised and the role of Wrap Around Groups as the place of first contact for residents requiring this service. This was done by using a job board (kanban board) to show the flow of repair jobs alonmg a timeline.

There was a great Q & A session wit ...

Theatre club for home-schoolers

Theatre club for home-schoolers

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 2:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Are you home-schooling your children? Does your child have a dramatic streaK? Send them to Louise Glossop’s Theatre Club at Abberley Park Hall on Thursday afternoons from 1.30-2.30pm. “The sessions start with a warm-up followed by drama games, and end …

Theatre club for children

Theatre club for children

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 2:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Does your child have a dramatic streaK? Send them to Louise Glossop’s Theatre Club at Abberley Park Hall on Thursday afternoons from 1.30-2.30pm. “The sessions start with a warm-up followed by drama games, and end with a rehearsal of a …

EQConnects - July 2013

EQConnects - July 2013

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 2:10 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Uni building shuts because of quake risk

Uni building shuts because of quake risk

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 1:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

Almost 40 University of Canterbury staff and postgraduate students were moved out of their building today after engineers found it did not meet building code requirements.

CTV engineer taking legal action to stop investigation

CTV engineer taking legal action to stop investigation

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:16 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The engineer whose company designed Christchurch's CTV building is taking legal action to stop an investigation into his professional background.

CTV engineer tries to block investigation

CTV engineer tries to block investigation

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 10:05 a.m. by Media3News

The man who oversaw the design of Christchurch's ill-fated CTV building is attempting to block an official investigation.

Design timeline on target

Design timeline on target

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's central-city blueprint took 100 days to design, but what progress has been made in a year

Expert hails Catholic cathedral

Expert hails Catholic cathedral

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Catholic cathedral is "sophisticated architecture on the grand scale", an architectural historian says.

CTV engineer fights probe

CTV engineer fights probe

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch engineer whose firm designed the deadly CTV building is trying to stop an investigation of his engineering activities by the Institution of Professional Engineers (Ipenz).

Blueprint timeline on target

Blueprint timeline on target

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Shallow quake felt in Canterbury

Shallow quake felt in Canterbury

Monday, 29 July 2013 4:57 p.m. by Media3News

A strong earthquake has been felt in North Canterbury.

Recognition for CERA feats in quake aftermath

Recognition for CERA feats in quake aftermath

Monday, 29 July 2013 3:15 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

 

Day 888 - Kanban Board 1

Day 888 - Kanban Board 1

Monday, 29 July 2013 2:37 p.m. by addingtonaction

Todays job was setting up a for Addington Action to speed up work and reduce bottlenecks. A kanban board is a visual tool that reduces complexity and stress and having to remember where things sit in a queue.

Other visual tools common in life are a paper calendar or a map on a wall.

Each chunck of work gets a seperate bit of A4 paper. It gets moved along a big pin board as it flows thru the system. The beauty of a Kanban board is reducing the number of tasks on the go at anyone ti ...

Peterborough mini-park

Peterborough mini-park

Monday, 29 July 2013 8:56 a.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

A temporary park site is now open opposite the Library in Peterborough Street. It is adjacent to the ‘Temple for Christchurch’  timber installation construction-site (which will itself be open to the public in a month’s time). This new Greening the Rubble mini-park uses brick-filled gabions and tree planters last seen at Barbadoes Street, on the [...]

Rebuild stimulus spreading out

Rebuild stimulus spreading out

Monday, 29 July 2013 7:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

The burst of earthquake-related construction activity in Canterbury is now spilling over into other areas of the local economy including car sales and the retail activity.

Maori trainees boost skills pool for rebuild

Maori trainees boost skills pool for rebuild

Monday, 29 July 2013 7:27 a.m. by MediaThePress

Construction industry leaders have been urged to take note of graduates emerging from a Maori trades training programme.

Art, projects to draw more into CBD

Art, projects to draw more into CBD

Monday, 29 July 2013 7:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

A landowner hopes donating vacant land for temporary art installations and transitional projects will draw more people to central Christchurch.

Consents help get Canterbury moving

Consents help get Canterbury moving

Monday, 29 July 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Canterbury's rebuild was boosted by a lift in building consents, rising house prices and increased retail spending in the first half of the year, according to ASB's "Cantometer" index.The measure, which provides a snapshot of economic...

Novotel almost ready to reopen doors

Novotel almost ready to reopen doors

Monday, 29 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square hotel is hosting a series of "trial guests" in the run-up to booked visitors being able to return from August 19 after a $20 million repair and rebuild.

Maori trainees boost skills pool for rebuild

Maori trainees boost skills pool for rebuild

Sunday, 28 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Construction industry leaders have been urged to take note of graduates emerging from a Maori trades training programme.

Christchurch rebuild stimulus spreading out

Christchurch rebuild stimulus spreading out

Sunday, 28 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The burst of earthquake-related construction activity in Canterbury is now spilling over into other areas of the local economy including car sales and the retail activity.

Novotel almost ready to reopen doors

Novotel almost ready to reopen doors

Sunday, 28 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square hotel is hosting a series of "trial guests" in the run-up to booked visitors being able to return from August 19 after a $20 million repair and rebuild.

Course for women to nurture themselves

Course for women to nurture themselves

Sunday, 28 July 2013 1:55 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A course for women to nurture themselves begins this Thursday at the St Albans Community Centre in Colombo Street. Margreet Stronks, well-known for her involvement in the St Albans community for many years, is running a six week course for …

Insurance Companies & EQC – Human Rights Violations – post by WeCAN

Insurance Companies & EQC – Human Rights Violations – post by WeCAN

Sunday, 28 July 2013 11:31 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

If you are suffering or have suffered from dealing with your Insurance Company/ EQC as a result of the earthquakes, you have the opportunity of making a formal complaint to the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) of the New …

The GCSB Bill -’democracy trusts the people dictatorship does not’ –  a must watch

The GCSB Bill -’democracy trusts the people dictatorship does not’ – a must watch

Sunday, 28 July 2013 11:04 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

http://youtu.be/okQ6pl8AbuA ~Future Proofing for a sustainable, participatory, democratic society. http://thechristchurchfiasco.wordpress.com/about/ https://twitter.com/fiascofiles http://www.facebook.com/thechristchurchfiasco Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: democracy, John Key, spying on New Zealanders

Smaller rebuilders face squeeze

Smaller rebuilders face squeeze

Sunday, 28 July 2013 10:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's home building industry is polarised, it seems, between those with full books of forward work and those whose future work is looking skinny.

No consents issued yet for use of cardboard cathedral

No consents issued yet for use of cardboard cathedral

Sunday, 28 July 2013 10:09 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Despite tickets already having been sold for forthcoming concerts in Christchurch's cardboard cathedral, the Bishop of Christchurch says the new church has not yet received consents to operate.

More roadworks in Bealey Ave

More roadworks in Bealey Ave

Sunday, 28 July 2013 12:51 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Bealey Ave, from Champion Street to the intersection with Whitmore Street, will be down to two lanes heading eastwards for six weeks while SCIRT strengthens underground pipes. Also in Whitmore Road, traffic heading southwards is likely to come across roadworks.

Fishhooks in determining “Sum Insured”

Fishhooks in determining “Sum Insured”

Saturday, 27 July 2013 8:40 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

An Avonside resident has pointed out that online calculators provided by some insurance companies to help homeowners work out a “sum insured” for their future house insurance have shortcomings because they do not cover everything and do not give advice. …

CCC decides no public hearings for Edgeware Plan

CCC decides no public hearings for Edgeware Plan

Saturday, 27 July 2013 8:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

No public hearings will be held for the draft Edgeware Master Plan Plan because 89 per cent of submissions are in favour of it. The Shirley Papanui Community Board recommended that such hearings were not necessary because of the plan’s …

Tricky move for Catholic church saved from demolition

Tricky move for Catholic church saved from demolition

Saturday, 27 July 2013 7:02 p.m. by Media3News

Many onlookers stopped in Canterbury today as a large church was driven down country roads on the back of a truck.

Heritage buildings lost in quake-strengthing changes

Heritage buildings lost in quake-strengthing changes

Saturday, 27 July 2013 1:07 p.m. by Media3News

Questions are being raised about the future of heritage buildings if strict new earthquake standards are introduced.

THX 4 THE MEMORIES

THX 4 THE MEMORIES

Saturday, 27 July 2013 8:47 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

In November 2011 there was a blog entry Photographing the loss of Avonside (here) about a project to record a number of post-earthquake personal experiences. The purpose was to record, over a period of years, the lives of some Avonside residents as they and the suburb experienced the after-effects of the earthquakes. The first phase of the project is more or less complete and those of you who

Insurance changes set new traps for owners

Insurance changes set new traps for owners

Saturday, 27 July 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Homeowners who think the only issue with house insurance changes is the likely premium increase need look no further than Christchurch.Just as the Canterbury earthquakes have changed the home insurance landscape, many homeowners...

“Letter From New Zealand” …or Provincial Propoganda?

“Letter From New Zealand” …or Provincial Propoganda?

Friday, 26 July 2013 8:27 p.m. by LostChristchurch

Dear Father and Mother, l arrived here all safe on the 23rd of September, after a splendid voyage of 94 days without a single storm. I enjoyed the voyage very much and was kindly treated by everybody, plenty to do and plenty of friends. I have nothing to say against the Government, for they looked well after the single girls, and we have had the £5 given to us for industry and good conduct on board the ship, so that I am quite free, which is a great thing. I was able to earn by my needle on the ...

Cathedral demolition ruling upheld

Cathedral demolition ruling upheld

Friday, 26 July 2013 8:15 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A decision on whether to partially demolish Christchurch's cathedral - possibly as low as the window sills - could be made as early as August.

Fight for Chch Cathedral could continue

Fight for Chch Cathedral could continue

Friday, 26 July 2013 4:39 p.m. by Media3News

The legal fight to save the quake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral may have another leg to run yet.

CERA website back online after hack

CERA website back online after hack

Friday, 26 July 2013 2:37 p.m. by Media3News

CERA has reactivated its website after an emergency effort to remove malicious software from its systems.

Day 886 - how to refer uninsured people for free home repairs

Day 886 - how to refer uninsured people for free home repairs

Friday, 26 July 2013 2:14 p.m. by addingtonaction



Uninsured homes in Hoon Hay, Hillmorton, Spreydon, Addington, Sydenham, and Waltham are being repaired by volunteers under the coordination and guidance of Addington Action. These suburbs are in the Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board area.

Addington Action is gearing up for the Spring and Summer rush and needs the help of support service providers to act as a to provide the social support required for the residents of these uninsured homes. This will allow Addington Action ...

CBD – Available Routes Map – 28th July – 3rd August

CBD – Available Routes Map – 28th July – 3rd August

Friday, 26 July 2013 1:40 p.m. by Transport4chch

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

Insurers can help with mould menace – really,  – yeah right!

Insurers can help with mould menace – really, – yeah right!

Friday, 26 July 2013 1:05 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) have stated that Canterbury homeowners should contact their insurers if they are affected by creeping mould. As winter sets in, “insurers are prioritizing residents for rebuilds and repair based on their vulnerability and …

Ballantynes memorial to be restored

Ballantynes memorial to be restored

Friday, 26 July 2013 12:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

Repair work is set to get underway on the quake-damaged Ballantynes Memorial Rose Garden.

Court upholds cathedral demolition ruling

Court upholds cathedral demolition ruling

Friday, 26 July 2013 11:39 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court ruling that the Church Property Trustees is entitled to demolish ChristChurch Cathedral if it constructs a new cathedral on the same site.

Bid to halt cathedral deconstruction fails

Bid to halt cathedral deconstruction fails

Friday, 26 July 2013 11:15 a.m. by Media3News

The Court of Appeal has thrown out a bid to stop the deconstruction of the quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral.

Court upholds ruling that cathedral may be demolished

Court upholds ruling that cathedral may be demolished

Friday, 26 July 2013 11:07 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court ruling that the Church Property Trustees is entitled to demolish ChristChurch Cathedral if it constructs a new cathedral on the same site.

Hills Road, Richmond- detour in place for southbound road users

Hills Road, Richmond- detour in place for southbound road users

Friday, 26 July 2013 11:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Hills Road, Richmond will be northbound only over the next couple of weeks. Southbound road users will be detoured via Warden Street, Slater Street and Dudley Street back onto Hills Road. The detour is in while the first stage of works is carried out …

Court gives green light to deconstruct Christ Church Cathedral

Court gives green light to 'deconstruct' Christ Church Cathedral

Friday, 26 July 2013 10:58 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christ Church Cathedral can now be demolished after the Court of Appeal upheld an earlier decision allowing deconstruction of the earthquake-damaged heritage building to continue.The Great Christchurch Buildings Trust (GCBT) has...

Govt set for windfall from red zone properties

Govt set for windfall from red zone properties

Friday, 26 July 2013 10:18 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Government is set for a sizeable windfall from Christchurch residential red zone properties it has purchased.As the owner of properties the Crown has either bought or is holding signed sale and purchase agreements for, the Government...

Day 886 - fruit & veggie orders

Day 886 - fruit & veggie orders

Friday, 26 July 2013 8:31 a.m. by addingtonaction


There are 511 orders from 21 of the 22 CSFVC distribution centers for fruit and veggie packs next week. The orders will be packed and distributed on Wednesday 31 July.

1 chocolate slab cake coming up to celebrate at the packing!

  0 Addington Action
  7 Addington School
14 Bower Ave
25 Burnham
10 Comcare Addington
  1 CSCGT
35 Discovery
43 Eureka St
16 Hoon Hay Presbyterian
42 Manuka Cottage at Church Sq
50 Opawa Baptist
22 Pens ...

Thanks Chris Lynch

Thanks Chris Lynch

Friday, 26 July 2013 8:06 a.m. by EQCTruths

I spoke to one of my sources at EQC this morning who has reported that Reid Stiven has instructed the call centre to release engineer’s reports without having to go through the Official Information Act.  The one caveat is that the call centres will forward the request to another team, who will likely redact costings […]

Tension in leaked design report

'Tension' in leaked design report

Friday, 26 July 2013 12:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

A leaked government report has pinpointed urban design as a clear source of tension between the Christchurch City Council and the development community.

“The Sick, Faint Feeling of Violent Shakes,” Jane Deans

“The Sick, Faint Feeling of Violent Shakes,” Jane Deans

Thursday, 25 July 2013 10:06 p.m. by LostChristchurch

For one of our city’s most famous early women settlers, poor health had marred not only her voyage to New Zealand but also her arrival to her new home at Riccarton. From the moment Jane Deans boarded the sailing ship at Plymouth for Canterbury in November of 1853, she suffered from motion sickness. As the voyage progressed, her sea sickness became so severe, she could neither face hot tea nor food of any kind. Only just married to John Deans in October, Jane was also suffering from morning ...