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Community Update 8 August 2013

Community Update 8 August 2013

Thursday, 8 August 2013 7:03 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Apologies in advance Hi there. If you have sent in any information to go in the newsletter which is not in here it could be that it was lost in [...]

Are They Worth It?

Are They Worth It?

Thursday, 8 August 2013 2:41 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

McLeans Island Road to re-open to left-turning traffic only

McLeans Island Road to re-open to left-turning traffic only

Thursday, 8 August 2013 2:34 p.m. by Transport4chch

McLeans Island Road will tomorrow night be re-opened at the intersection with Johns Road (State Highway 1). Work at the intersection began five months ago as part of upgrading State Highway 1, from Hornby through to Belfast, into a four-lane …

Today’s Tale of EQC Troubles

Today’s Tale of EQC Troubles

Thursday, 8 August 2013 2:30 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

I received this horror story from yet another unhappy claimant.  Unfortunately, this story is typical of the things I receive from the victims of EQC.    EQC Truths    You asked for EQC sob stories and this is ours. We have a 300m square 2 story Rockcote house and we had an EQC assessor from […]

Community consulted on options to improve Curletts Road congestion

Community consulted on options to improve Curletts Road congestion

Thursday, 8 August 2013 2:15 p.m. by Transport4chch

The NZ Transport Agency is investigating options to improve traffic congestion along Curletts Road, between Blenheim Road and Main South Road. Curletts Road is a state highway and an important link both for commuters and freight, says the Transport Agency’s …

Hills Road between Warden and Dudley restored to two way

Hills Road between Warden and Dudley restored to two way

Thursday, 8 August 2013 11:49 a.m. by Transport4chch

Hills Road between Warden and Dudley Streets has been restored to two way access while works are carried out on Hendon Street and Guild Street by SCIRT contractors. Access to Hendon Street and Guild Street will not be possible from …

$11m for Chch rebuild safety programme

$11m for Chch rebuild safety programme

Thursday, 8 August 2013 11:22 a.m. by Media3News

The Government is putting $11 million into a health and safety programme for the Christchurch rebuild.

More funding for a safe Canterbury rebuild

More funding for a safe Canterbury rebuild

Thursday, 8 August 2013 11:18 a.m. by NickyWagner Popular

The Government will fund nearly $11 million over four years for a dedicated health and safety programme for the Canterbury rebuild.

Day 899 - SCIRT - Brougham Street - Opawa - Heathcote River Bridge repairs *Update*

Day 899 - SCIRT - Brougham Street - Opawa - Heathcote River Bridge repairs *Update*

Thursday, 8 August 2013 8:31 a.m. by addingtonaction

From SCIRT

Brougham Street - Opawa - Heathcote River Bridge repairs *Update*





This notice is an update for an and a .

We are now on the final stage which involves the removal of the existing abutments and approaches, construction of new approaches and jacking of the existing bridge onto the new abutments.


The final pile was driven in at the end of May. The pile work has taken longer than expected due to:

Earthquake-prone buildings

Earthquake-prone buildings

Thursday, 8 August 2013 7:42 a.m. by avonsidechch

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has published the media release for the policy decision on managing earthquake-prone buildings (here). Part of the release states: The new system is designed to strike a better balance between protecting people from harm in an earthquake and managing the costs of strengthening or removing earthquake prone buildings. When the

Deaf Society heartbroken by club buildings demolition

Deaf Society heartbroken by club building's demolition

Thursday, 8 August 2013 4:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

Carol King remembers sewing the curtains for the Deaf Society of Canterbury's building on Armagh St decades ago.

Deaf Society heartbroken by club buildings demolition

Deaf Society heartbroken by club building's demolition

Thursday, 8 August 2013 4:36 a.m. by MediaStuff

Carol King remembers sewing the curtains for the Deaf Society of Canterbury's building on Armagh St decades ago.

Questionable methods used by EQC, says surveyor

'Questionable methods' used by EQC, says surveyor

Thursday, 8 August 2013 12:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

Thousands of Canterbury homes could have been incorrectly assessed by Earthquake Commission staff, says an independent Prebbleton surveyor.

Questionable methods used by EQC, says surveyor

'Questionable methods' used by EQC, says surveyor

Thursday, 8 August 2013 12:36 a.m. by MediaStuff

Thousands of Canterbury homes could have been incorrectly assessed by Earthquake Commission staff, says an independent Prebbleton surveyor.

Rebuild health and safety gets $11m

Rebuild health and safety gets $11m

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 11:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

A further $11 million is being poured into the Canterbury rebuild for a health and safety programme to prevent workplace injury and death.

Rebuild health and safety gets $11 million

Rebuild health and safety gets $11 million

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 11:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

A further $11 million is being poured into the Canterbury rebuild for a health and safety programme to prevent workplace injury and death.

Rebuild health and safety gets $11 million

Rebuild health and safety gets $11 million

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 11:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

A further $11 million is being poured into the Canterbury rebuild for a health and safety programme to prevent workplace injury and death.

Rebuild health and safety gets $11m

Rebuild health and safety gets $11m

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 11:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

A further $11 million is being poured into the Canterbury rebuild for a health and safety programme to prevent workplace injury and death.

Oral health and arthritis seminar

Oral health and arthritis seminar

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 10:36 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Oxford Baptist Church, 288 Oxford Terrace (on the corner with Madras St), ChristchurchLink out: Click here Time:August 24, 10 am Description: For people with arthritis, loss of dexterity can have an impact on oral hygiene. This seminar will cover …

Deadline for September edition of St Albans News

Deadline for September edition of St Albans News

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 10:25 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The deadline for the next issue of St Albans News (non-local body materials) is August 19. Please send any articles/photos to news@stalbans.gen.nz

Malicious software found in CERA website

Malicious software found in CERA website

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 9:12 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has increased its online security after malicious software was discovered embedded in its website in July.

Nearly 20,000 jobs created in Canterbury

Nearly 20,000 jobs created in Canterbury

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 8:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury has 18,100 more jobs than a year ago, taking employment in the region to well above total numbers prior to the earthquakes.

Topic: ‘Stop Worrying and Start Living’

Topic: ‘Stop Worrying and Start Living’

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 4:49 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Tuesday August 13th with Anna Dalzell, Programme Coordinator, RecoveryWorks Worry feeds into and perpetuates a state of anxiety.  There is however no need to live with worry and anxiety that keeps you from enjoying a full, active and happy life.  ‘How to Stop Worrying and Start Living’ was first published in 1948 by Dale Carnegie. ...

New Zealand Made App “CalmKeeper” is here…

New Zealand Made App “CalmKeeper” is here…

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 4:36 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Manage panic attacks as they happen. CalmKeeper gives you tools to quickly move from panic to peace. Designed by Kiwi clinical psychologists, CalmKeeper helps you build skills to manage moments of stress and uncertainty. More…

Champion Street closed – lane restrictions on Bealey Ave

Champion Street closed – lane restrictions on Bealey Ave

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 3:16 p.m. by Transport4chch

SCIRT contractors working on wastewater repairs on  Bealey Ave are moving towards the Bealey Avenue and Champion Street intersection.  Road users will only have access to the outer lanes on Bealey Avenue from the intersection with Champion Street.  Champion Street will …

Day 898 - banana galore

Day 898 - banana galore

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 3:12 p.m. by addingtonaction

From the co-op packing today


Earthquake memorial target for vandals

Earthquake memorial target for vandals

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 2:29 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The artist who created the earthquake memorial in Christchurch says he has had to replace about 20 that have been vandalised or stolen in the past 18 months.

Vandalism disgusts quake victims families

Vandalism 'disgusts' quake victims' families

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 12:45 p.m. by Media3News

Family members of those killed in Christchurch's February 22nd earthquake say they're disgusted at the vandalism of a quake memorial.

Earthquake memorial vandalised

Earthquake memorial vandalised

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 11:28 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The artist who created the "185 Chairs" earthquake memorial in Christchurch says he has had to replace about 20 chairs that have been vandalised or stolen in the past 18 months.

Cardboard cathedral opens with concert series

Cardboard cathedral opens with concert series

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 9:31 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Christchurch's temporary Anglican cathedral, dubbed the Cardboard Cathedral, has opened, with a 10-day music series called

Day 897 - SCIRT - Kitchener Place - Opawa - wastewater repair *Update*

Day 897 - SCIRT - Kitchener Place - Opawa - wastewater repair *Update*

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 8:35 a.m. by addingtonaction

From SCIRT
Kitchener Place - Opawa - wastewater repair *Update*



As you will be aware work is currently underway along Newbery Street and was expected to commence along Kitchener Place this week. Our original notice can be found here:
Due to an unexpected change in programme our work has been delayed (see map 1):

If you have any questions, or for any other information about this work, please contact the Fletcher Infrastructure Rebuild Team on from 8:30am to 5:00 ...

Bealey Avenue intersection – lane restrictions approaching Victoria Street westbound

Bealey Avenue intersection – lane restrictions approaching Victoria Street westbound

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Work on the gravity wastewater at the Dublin Street/Bealey Avenue intersection will require lane reductions on Bealey Avenue in the approach to Victoria Street intersection for approximately 7 days from 7 August 2013.  Dublin Street will be closed from the …

Contractors need to be wary of payment terms

Contractors 'need to be wary of payment terms'

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 1:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

Construction companies taking part in the $40 billion rebuild of Christchurch need to be careful about accepting new payment terms and conditions, a University of Canterbury business lecturer warns.

Sickening attack on 185 Chairs Memorial

'Sickening' attack on 185 Chairs Memorial

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 10:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch widower has offered to donate her late husband's wheelchair to the damaged quake memorial.

Contractors need to be wary of payment terms

Contractors 'need to be wary of payment terms'

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction companies taking part in the $40 billion rebuild of Christchurch need to be careful about accepting new payment terms and conditions, a University of Canterbury business lecturer warns.

Stadium, city pool not built til 2017

Stadium, city pool not built til 2017

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The latest detailed schedule for Christchurch's anchor projects suggests the city's new stadium may not be ready in time to host the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour.

Stadium, city pool not built till 2017

Stadium, city pool not built till 2017

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The latest detailed schedule for Christchurch's anchor projects suggests the city's new stadium may not be ready in time to host the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour.

Stadium date upsets rugby boss

Stadium date upsets rugby boss

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The latest detailed schedule for Christchurch's anchor projects suggests the city's new stadium may not be ready in time to host the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour.

Chairs vandalism sickening

Chairs vandalism 'sickening'

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The vandalism of Christchurch's 185 empty chairs memorial and the recent theft of its sole white wheelchair has left one quake paraplegic mother "sickened".

EQC Ministry of Propaganda Proof

EQC Ministry of Propaganda Proof

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 4:56 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

I received the following comment today from an EQC Troll in response to my claim that EQC has something akin to an “EQC Ministry of Propaganda”:     A Portion scott.shell@xtra.co.nz 202.20.3.61 Submitted on 2013/08/06 at 4:05 am The words “put up or shut up” spring to mind. Get your source to identify this ‘team’ and […]

New jobs created by quake recovery unit

New jobs created by quake recovery unit

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 3:37 p.m. by MediaRNZ

More than 40 new positions are being created by the organisation responsible for building most of Christchurch's anchor projects.

More than 40 new jobs created by quake recovery unit

More than 40 new jobs created by quake recovery unit

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 3:37 p.m. by MediaRNZ

More than 40 new positions are being created by the organisation responsible for building most of Christchurch's anchor projects.

Day 897 - tempory depot appilcation submitted

Day 897 - tempory depot appilcation submitted

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 3:03 p.m. by addingtonaction

The application for a site specific temporary depot at 124 Garlands Rd was submitted today to the the city council "planning" department.

The application includes a cover letter, the application itself, a check list and a series of site plans and elevations.

This follows on from the failure of the city council planners to supply a correct PIM that had been requested. They admited the document they supplied was faulty but refused to correct it. The PIM was requested by Addington Act ...

Apologies to Radio New Zealand

Apologies to Radio New Zealand

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 12:50 p.m. by EQCTruths

 

RebuildChristchurch.co.nz Partnering to Promote Job Vacancies

RebuildChristchurch.co.nz Partnering to Promote Job Vacancies

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 12:08 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Featured Popular

 

Day 897 - co-op buy

Day 897 - co-op buy

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 9:48 a.m. by addingtonaction

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

Repair sign-off delayed over cost

Repair sign-off delayed over cost

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 12:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

City councillors say they do not yet have enough information to sign off on plans to repair the historic Sign of the Takahe in Cashmere.

Repair sign-off delayed over cost

Repair sign-off delayed over cost

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 12:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors say they do not yet have enough information to sign off on plans to repair the historic Sign of the Takahe in Cashmere.

Takahe repairs delayed over cost

Takahe repairs delayed over cost

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 12:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors say they do not yet have enough information to sign off on plans to repair the historic Sign of the Takahe in Cashmere.

Takahe $3.4m repairs delayed over cost

Takahe $3.4m repairs delayed over cost

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 12:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

City councillors say they do not yet have enough information to sign off on plans to repair the historic Sign of the Takahe in Cashmere.

Takahe $3.4m repairs delayed over cost

Takahe $3.4m repairs delayed over cost

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 12:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors say they do not yet have enough information to sign off on plans to repair the historic Sign of the Takahe in Cashmere.

Sumner facility could cost ratepayers

Sumner facility could cost ratepayers

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaStuff

Sunmer's demolished library, community centre and museum look set to be replaced with a new combined facility in Wakefield Ave - but it is likely to come at a $10 million cost to ratepayers.

Sumner facility could cost ratepayers

Sumner facility could cost ratepayers

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

Sunmer's demolished library, community centre and museum look set to be replaced with a new combined facility in Wakefield Ave - but it is likely to come at a $10 million cost to ratepayers.

Insurers - Changing a rebuild to a repair.

Insurers - Changing a rebuild to a repair.

Monday, 5 August 2013 9:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Today’s Press has an article by Lane Neave law firm partner Dr Duncan Webb on insurers changing a rebuild into a repair. This article is part of an on-going "agony uncle" series on how the law applies to certain situations. The article is here, and worth reading. There is also an e-mail address at the bottom of the article if you have a question you would like to submit. .

Call for tour of Town Hall site

Call for tour of Town Hall site

Monday, 5 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

City councillors are pushing to get a tour of the quake-damaged Christchurch Town Hall next week so they can get a better understanding of the scale of the repair job ahead.

Council wants Town Hall tour

Council wants Town Hall tour

Monday, 5 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

City councillors are pushing to get a tour of the quake-damaged Christchurch Town Hall next week so they can get a better understanding of the scale of the repair job ahead.

Chch developers plan jigsaw puzzle house

Chch developers plan 'jigsaw puzzle' house

Monday, 5 August 2013 4:40 p.m. by Media3News

A group of Christchurch developers are redefining what it means to build a home.