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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.

Transitional centre deemed a hazard

Transitional centre deemed a hazard

Saturday, 20 July 2013 10:04 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The article did not say why the centre in particular was a hazard but the other places were deemed hazards because of potential flooding. Parts of the city are lower than they were before the quakes and are more prone to flooding.

Love and Loss at the Silver Grid

Love and Loss at the Silver Grid

Saturday, 20 July 2013 1:13 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Alfred and May Burn’s ‘Silver Grid’ at 107 Manchester street, just south of Tuam street, was a boarding house and amusement parlour. In October 1909, the front portion of the ground floor was occupied by slot machines, a billiard room, and a temperance bar and eating house.

The Spanish Beauty and the Beast – The Silver Grid Murder

The Spanish Beauty and the Beast – The Silver Grid Murder

Saturday, 20 July 2013 1:13 p.m. by LostChristchurch

For £55, reports The Press in 1909, an Antipodean may travel to London and back via the Cape, and secure a very pleasant holiday. “Twopenny tubes and penny buses are to be hailed in preference to taxis, and champagne chicken suppers are not to be on the daily menu, but a traveller could live and do fairly handsomely at a rate of a little over £3 per week.” French aviator and inventor Louis Blériot has, in July 1909, flown the English Channel for the first time in man’s history. ...

The Spanish Beauty and the Beast – The Manchester St Murder

The Spanish Beauty and the Beast – The Manchester St Murder

Saturday, 20 July 2013 1:13 p.m. by LostChristchurch

For £55, reports The Press in 1909, an Antipodean may travel to London and back via the Cape, and secure a very pleasant holiday. “Twopenny tubes and penny buses are to be hailed in preference to taxis, and champagne chicken suppers are not to be on the daily menu, but a traveller could live and do fairly handsomely at a rate of a little over £3 per week.” French aviator and inventor Louis Blériot has, in July 1909, flown the English Channel for the first time in man’s history. ...

Residents happily ever after stories

Residents' 'happily ever after' stories

Saturday, 20 July 2013 11:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

Residents live happily ever after

Residents live 'happily ever after'

Saturday, 20 July 2013 11:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

Some insurance premiums doubling

Some insurance premiums doubling

Saturday, 20 July 2013 8:55 a.m. by Media3News

Sweeping changes to the way New Zealanders buy their insurance have seen some homeowners' premiums more than double.

Cambridge Terrace at Montreal Street – closure

Cambridge Terrace at Montreal Street – closure

Saturday, 20 July 2013 8:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Montreal Street/Cambridge Terrace intersection: one week starting Saturday 20 July: Cambridge Terrace at the Montreal St intersection will be closed to through traffic. Traffic will be unable to turn into Montreal Street from Cambridge Terrace for the duration of work. …

Fletchers eye Christchurch CBD projects

Fletchers eye Christchurch CBD projects

Saturday, 20 July 2013 8:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

Old Waimakariri Bridge open again

Old Waimakariri Bridge open again

Saturday, 20 July 2013 5:57 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Old Waimakariri Bridge is open again from 6am on Saturday after earthquake repair works were completed earlier than expected.

Warning against land grab in city

Warning against land grab in city

Friday, 19 July 2013 11:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is being warned against "confiscating" land as it tries to break a development deadlock in Christchurch's City Mall.

Old Waimakariri Bridge to reopen early

Old Waimakariri Bridge to reopen early

Friday, 19 July 2013 6:46 p.m. by Transport4chch

Temple set to burn

Temple set to burn

Friday, 19 July 2013 6:16 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Temple for Christchurch, an art installation and community mental health project, is set to burn. The all volunteer-built installation will be open to the public from September 1 - 14 at the site of the former Convention Centre and will go up in flames on September 21 at the Motukarara Racecourse.

CDHB rescues heritage building - Whakatata House

CDHB rescues heritage building - Whakatata House

Friday, 19 July 2013 6:14 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The finishing touches are being put to one of the few Christchurch city heritage buildings to survive the quakes.

CanCERN Newsletter #92 - 19 July 2013

CanCERN Newsletter #92 - 19 July 2013

Friday, 19 July 2013 6:00 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

Red-zoners take Govt to court

Red-zoners take Govt to court

Friday, 19 July 2013 5:20 p.m. by Media3News

A key post-quake Government policy will be tested in court today.

Ridgecrest NZ Limited v IAG in the High Court and Court of Appeal: Sarah’s Summary

Ridgecrest NZ Limited v IAG in the High Court and Court of Appeal: Sarah’s Summary

Friday, 19 July 2013 4:58 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

 A policy of insurance between Ridgecrest NZ Ltd (Ridgecrest) and IAG New Zealand Ltd (IAG) provided replacement cover for sudden and accidental loss of, or damage to, the business assets of the insured with a limit of liability for each “happening”. Ridgecrest commenced proceedings against IAG, seeking the estimated costs of all repairs necessary to restore the building to its pre-earthquake condition, after each of the earthquakes.

SCIRT – Traffic Update for the 21 July

SCIRT – Traffic Update for the 21 July

Friday, 19 July 2013 3:00 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular