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Day 748 - Food subcommittee starts up again

Day 748 - Food subcommittee starts up again

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 7:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

After a gap of 5 months Addington Action's food committee has started meeting again.

The committee was originally set up to make sure a number of projects were successfuly carried out
The inactivity of this working committee was caused by internal "growing pains" type issues in Addington Action in the last 4 months of 2012 which have now been sorted out.

Tonights initial meeting worked on solving a range of challenges to do with recycling the growing amount of waste material and ...

Five months to answer OIA questions

Five months to answer OIA questions

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 6:40 p.m. by EQCTruths

 

Day 748 - CPIT students to join co-op

Day 748 - CPIT students to join co-op

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 6:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

Chch insurance test case drawing to close

Chch insurance test case drawing to close

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 5:59 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The first of at least 16 cases brought by disgruntled Christchurch homeowners against Tower Insurance is drawing to a close.

Renting out EQ damaged houses

Renting out EQ damaged houses

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 5:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has produced two new information sheets to help those wanting to rent out, or to rent, homes damaged in the earthquakes.

More apartments for St Albans

More apartments for St Albans

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 5:06 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The developers are currently building a block housing 24 apartments in a building up to three storeys high on Riccarton Road. It replaces a two story wooden house that stood on the site until a few years ago.

Fresh footage from the red zone

Fresh footage from the red zone

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 4:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

video journalist Daniel Tobin has today filmed fresh footage from Christchurch's central-city red zone.

Polish community in Chch welcome new library

Polish community in Chch welcome new library

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 2:42 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Provisional attendance figures for Ellerslie

Provisional attendance figures for Ellerslie

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 2:16 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Christchurch City Council today released a provisional figure of 44,900 people who attended the Ellerslie International Flower Show this year – very close to the number that attended in 2012.

Red-zone court battle nears end

Red-zone court battle nears end

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:47 p.m. by MediaStuff

A red-zoned Christchurch couple locked in a High Court battle with their insurer have failed to prove their quake-damaged home cannot be repaired, a court has heard.

Quake insurance court case nears end

Quake insurance court case nears end

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:33 p.m. by Media3News

Closing submissions have begun in a landmark insurance case being held at Christchurch's High Court.

New Zealand’s hiring outlook picks up as Christchurch rebuild commences

New Zealand’s hiring outlook picks up as Christchurch rebuild commences

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 11:37 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: Manpower

The New Zealand Government: Pay 100% RV to vacant land owners in the Red Zones by Andrea Newman

The New Zealand Government: Pay 100% RV to vacant land owners in the Red Zones by Andrea Newman

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 11:08 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Hi, We have just launched our  website. This website tells our story in minute detail.

Iconic hill cycling event, Coffee Culture Le Race, takes off from Christchurch

Iconic hill cycling event, Coffee Culture Le Race, takes off from Christchurch

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 11:03 a.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Speed, summits and scenery combine on a course that will see cyclists tackle 100 kilometres of fast flats, challenging hill climbs and exhilarating descents as they head to the French surrounds of Akaroa on picturesque Banks Peninsula.

Five months to answer OIA questions

Five months to answer OIA questions

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Frustrated Cantabrians hunting for information on their broken homes have swamped EQC with thousands of Official Information Act requests, pushing the 20-day response deadline out to an unprecedented five months.

Art gallery reopening likely 2015

Art gallery reopening likely 2015

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch Art Gallery is unlikely to reopen for another two years.

Rebuild delays stretch patience

Rebuild delays stretch patience

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

Gerry Brownlee is no fan of them; Roger Sutton says in hindsight some of them were too tight. And the public could be forgiven for having an ever-decreasing faith in them.

Art gallery in 4-year closure

Art gallery in 4-year closure

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch Art Gallery is unlikely to reopen for another two years.

Five months to answer OIA questions

Five months to answer OIA questions

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

Frustrated Cantabrians hunting for information on their broken homes have swamped EQC with thousands of Official Information Act requests, pushing the 20-day response deadline out to an unprecedented five months.

Warmframe home a fast build

'Warmframe' home a fast build

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:44 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A new type of eco-home that could take just one month to build was unveiled in Christchurch last night.

Building homes for the future

Building homes for the future

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:44 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians want warmer, healthier and more eco-friendly homes and are willing to spend a little extra to "future-proof" their properties, experts say.

Another ex-EQC Employee’ s Take

Another ex-EQC Employee’ s Take

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 9:12 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

I am including a comment posted by an ex-EQC employee that nicely encapsulates the lamentable reality of what happens at EQC.   

Quick-build house could solve housing issue

Quick-build house could solve housing issue

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 6:00 p.m. by Media3News

A team of building businesses have designed a high performance home which could be a solution to the country's housing crisis.

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 19 (March 2013)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 19 (March 2013)

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 4:37 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

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Open day for Canterbury Recycling

Open day for Canterbury Recycling

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 4:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

 

Engineer claims council process flawed

Engineer claims council process 'flawed'

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 4:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Chch life: Is it really that bad?

Chch life: Is it really that bad?

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 2:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Possible Causes of Action

Possible Causes of Action

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 10:14 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

If you are intending talking settlement or going to court, here are a few issues that you might like to consider. All require some judicial debate and each one has a monetary value implication.  Sooner or later, all are likely …

Why Good People Leave EQC

Why Good People Leave EQC

Monday, 11 March 2013 8:11 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

The EQC Witch Hunt

The EQC Witch Hunt

Monday, 11 March 2013 8:00 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Edgeware Road one way (temporarily)

Edgeware Road one way (temporarily)

Monday, 11 March 2013 6:30 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The section of Edgeware Road between Bishop and Sherbourne Streets will be one way until June while earthquake repairs are undertaken. Traffic using Manchester Street or Bishop Street to turn into Edgeware Road will find their way blocked. Until May, …

Chch rebuild tax another nonsense - Cunliffe

Chch rebuild tax another nonsense - Cunliffe

Monday, 11 March 2013 6:20 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Economic Research Books!

Economic Research Books!

Monday, 11 March 2013 5:58 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Reid Stiven and Gail Kettle on Newstalk ZB - March 2013

Reid Stiven and Gail Kettle on Newstalk ZB - March 2013

Monday, 11 March 2013 5:06 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Quake simulator begins tests in Chch

Quake simulator begins tests in Chch

Monday, 11 March 2013 4:55 p.m. by Media3News

The world’s largest seismic vibration truck began testing the ground under quake-hit Christchurch today.

Coffey Projects Second Annual Lawn Bowls Tournament

Coffey Projects Second Annual Lawn Bowls Tournament

Monday, 11 March 2013 4:16 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

 

Tower offers $50,000 more to red-zoners

Tower offers $50,000 more to red-zoners

Monday, 11 March 2013 2:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

An insurance company locked in a High Court battle with a red-zoned Christchurch couple has increased its settlement offer by $50,000.

Project Coordinator needed for GtR

Project Coordinator needed for GtR

Monday, 11 March 2013 2:19 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Mar 11: Project Coordinator needed for GtR

Mar 11: Project Coordinator needed for GtR

Monday, 11 March 2013 2:19 p.m. by GapFiller

The Greening the Rubble Trust is seeking Expressions of Interest for a new Project Co-ordinator.  Read more …

Quake-maker shakes Christchurch

Quake-maker shakes Christchurch

Monday, 11 March 2013 12:12 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

 

Good Faith Insurance

Good Faith Insurance

Monday, 11 March 2013 11:25 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

The Christchurch earthquakes and subsequent dealings with private insurers bring into stark relief the need for the appellate courts in this country to address the issue of what exactly good faith is – particularly in relation to insurance contracts which are still not honoured more than two and a half years after the event. Insurance policyholders need to be able to have confidence in the knowledge that the contracts which they have entered into – in good faith – have some tan ...

Collaborative Contracting with NEC3

Collaborative Contracting with NEC3

Monday, 11 March 2013 10:39 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

 

Undamaged asbestos may be left behind

Undamaged asbestos may be left behind

Monday, 11 March 2013 7:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake-hit homeowners getting asbestos removed from their houses may have no choice but to leave some of the dangerous substance behind.

EQC flat land assessments

EQC flat land assessments

Monday, 11 March 2013 6:02 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Christchurch subdivisions prosper as views change

Christchurch subdivisions prosper as views change

Monday, 11 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Earthquake fears and a stressed housing market are forcing house-hunting Cantabrians to rethink subdivisions previously seen as "too American".

Christchurch Earthquake Books Attract Media Interest

Christchurch Earthquake Books Attract Media Interest

Monday, 11 March 2013 12:17 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

My two Christchurch Earthquake Books, Responders and Café Reflections have been in the news quite a bit in the past two weeks. It’s been very exciting to have been interviewed on TV One Breakfast, Newstalk ZB – Chris Lynch’s show, CTV’s Canterbury Life, and in the Mainland Press (Read Article dated_7_March_2013 HERE). Sometimes the questions [...]

Why Fixed Sum Insurance is NOT the answer for Policyholders!

Why Fixed Sum Insurance is NOT the answer for Policyholders!

Sunday, 10 March 2013 7:46 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

What’s on the horizon? – Insurance corporates are now proposing major changes to the way the private insurance industry structures its premiums- here comes ‘fixed sum insurance’ commonly referred to as ‘sum insured’. This is the cost to rebuild a home to the same size with similar materials at today’s rates. Their argument is that with a Sum Insured policy the customer has control of establishing the value of the home and ensuring that value is kept up-t ...

App shows Chch pre- and post-quake

App shows Chch pre- and post-quake

Sunday, 10 March 2013 7:23 p.m. by Media3News Popular

There are new apps that enable users to point their phone at an empty plot of land and see what used to be there and what will be there in the future.\

Canterbury liquefaction vulnerability study

Canterbury liquefaction vulnerability study

Sunday, 10 March 2013 6:54 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

EQC targets millions in quake fraud

EQC targets millions in quake fraud

Sunday, 10 March 2013 12:31 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians who have made false claims to the Earthquake Commission will be investigated by a special team that has already uncovered millions of dollars' worth of fraud.

Full file info requests result in delays

Full file info requests result in delays

Saturday, 9 March 2013 8:44 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Software to help with Maths difficulties

Software to help with Maths difficulties

Saturday, 9 March 2013 5:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Eight young pupils at St Albans Primary School have been guinea pigs for computer game software The Number Race which aims to help them improve their numeracy skills. according to this recent Press article. Software tools are being developed by …

Warnings over quake-strengthening changes

Warnings over quake-strengthening changes

Saturday, 9 March 2013 2:47 p.m. by Media3News

The cost of quake-strengthening buildings will be too much for many building owners, especially in small and rural towns, the Government has been told.

Christchurch Japanese remember quake in homeland

Christchurch Japanese remember quake in homeland

Saturday, 9 March 2013 2:44 p.m. by MediaHerald

Around 50 members of the Japanese community in Christchurch have turned out to remember those who suffered in their homeland's quake and tsunami.

Flat land assessments underway

Flat land assessments underway

Saturday, 9 March 2013 10:47 a.m. by GovtEQC

Christchurch Thesis Workshop

Christchurch Thesis Workshop

Saturday, 9 March 2013 10:10 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

Please join us for a Workshop on Saturday March 9th at the Green Frame Exhibition, the following guests will present their work followed by a round table discussion: 11:00-12:00 Alastair Wells and Matthew Ayton from the Unlimited School 12:00-13:00 Jacky Bowring Head of The School of Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University 14:00-15:00 Mark Billinghurst from …

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