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Labour will put Cantabs at centre of recovery

Labour 'will put Cantabs at centre of recovery'

Tuesday, 5 March 2013 7:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

Labour is pledging to give Cantabrians more voice in decision-making if they get back into Government.

Wellington eyes Christchurch rebuild opportunities

Wellington eyes Christchurch rebuild opportunities

Tuesday, 5 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Hundreds of Wellington businesses attended the WellCan forum in the capital yesterday to find out how they could work on the $30 billion-plus rebuild in Christchurch.

Insurance company called inflexible in court

Insurance company called inflexible in court

Tuesday, 5 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

The LPC enters a new phase

The LPC enters a new phase

Monday, 4 March 2013 10:02 p.m. by GapFiller

 

Hunger strike protests insurance delays

Hunger strike protests insurance delays

Monday, 4 March 2013 7:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

After repeated delays from his insurance company over the past 30 months Christchurch resident Jerry Larason has gone on hunger strike. He has had enough battling State Insurance for full replacement cost. The most recent delay is because earlier delays …

Chief Executive Update - 4 March 2013

Chief Executive Update - 4 March 2013

Monday, 4 March 2013 3:24 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Scarborough paddling pool condemned

Scarborough paddling pool condemned

Monday, 4 March 2013 2:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

The popular Scarborough paddling pool is damaged beyond repair.

Tower Insurance in court over quake payout

Tower Insurance in court over quake payout

Monday, 4 March 2013 1:48 p.m. by Media3News

A stoush between a Christchurch couple and insurers Tower over earthquake damage payouts has gone before the High Court.

Quake insurance dispute goes to court

Quake insurance dispute goes to court

Monday, 4 March 2013 1:23 p.m. by Media3News

A landmark case is underway in Christchurch between a retired couple and their insurance company over earthquake damage payouts.

Canterbury economy hot - bank

Canterbury economy 'hot' - bank

Monday, 4 March 2013 1:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury has climbed further up the regional economic performance rankings, with the rebuild from earthquake damage sparking the local economy back to life, according to a new survey.

Red zone test case goes to court

Red zone test case goes to court

Monday, 4 March 2013 9:42 a.m. by Media3News Popular

When Valerie and Matt O'Loughlin decided to take their insurance company to court, they had no idea what a big deal it would become.

More than 150 cafés, restaurants and bars have opened in Christchurch since Christmas

More than 150 cafés, restaurants and bars have opened in Christchurch since Christmas

Monday, 4 March 2013 9:07 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

More than 150 cafes, restaurants and bars have opened in Christchurch since Christmas, a University of Canterbury (UC) senior marketing lecturer said today.

EQC Christchurch repairs to accommodate insulation

EQC Christchurch repairs to accommodate insulation

Monday, 4 March 2013 8:36 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

 

Christchurch Insurance Victim Goes on Hunger Strike

Christchurch Insurance Victim Goes on Hunger Strike

Monday, 4 March 2013 7:30 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

It is early morning on March 4, 2013- today marks the two and a half year anniversary of the September 4, 2010 earthquake in Christchurch.  A couple of days ago the Christchurch Press published an article about people beginning to openly show their dissatisfaction, a concerning development …

Labourers lose jobs to prisoners

Labourers lose jobs to prisoners

Monday, 4 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Kaiapoi business fired five of its labourers two days after employing 11 convicts - and then made the workers train the inmates who were to replace them, current and former staff say.

Cost of quake standards outweighs the benefits

Cost of quake standards 'outweighs the benefits'

Monday, 4 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A former adviser to the Reserve Bank and World Bank says the cost of bringing in tougher tests for earthquake-prone buildings would far outweigh the benefits.

Wellington has tools to help the rebuild  - mayor

Wellington has tools to help the rebuild - mayor

Monday, 4 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

When Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown takes a collaborative view of how her region can contribute to the Canterbury rebuild she includes her own family in the equation.

Wellington businesses to support Christchurch recovery

Wellington businesses to support Christchurch recovery

Sunday, 3 March 2013 7:05 p.m. by PRNews

 

Inspiring concepts for new urban living in Christchurch unveiled

Inspiring concepts for new urban living in Christchurch unveiled

Sunday, 3 March 2013 7:03 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Concepts for new urban living in Christchurch were unveiled in a public exhibition on Worcester Boulevard this evening.

Exciting projects to reinvent the red zone

Exciting projects to reinvent the red zone

Sunday, 3 March 2013 6:47 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Recommended Popular

These are just three exciting possibilities the public can explore at an all-day “Projects Forum” hosted by the Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON)..

Key decisions from Feb Council meeting

Key decisions from Feb Council meeting

Sunday, 3 March 2013 6:40 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured

Christchurch City Council met (Thursday 28 February), with the key decisions made outlined below:

Council revises social housing closure threshold

Council revises social housing closure threshold

Sunday, 3 March 2013 6:38 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council has today agreed to revise the threshold for closing its social housing complexes that have undergone a Detailed Engineering Evaluation, following a notice of motion recommending the change.

CCDU Six-Pack 1 March 2013

CCDU Six-Pack 1 March 2013

Sunday, 3 March 2013 6:34 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

 

Day 738 - Oportunities for students

Day 738 - Oportunities for students

Sunday, 3 March 2013 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Simon Gurnsey, Volunteer Army Foundation Projects Director, visted Addington Action HQ earlier today to discuss ways that students could be involved assisting with the repair of uninsured homes.

As a result, every Saturday morning from 9am till 1pm will be reserved for student volunteers organised by the Volunteer Army Foundation to paint houses when the weather is good, and clear quake rubble from sections of quake damaged homes waiting repair etc when the weather is bad.

Because ...

Day 738 - Opportunities for students

Day 738 - Opportunities for students

Sunday, 3 March 2013 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Simon Gurnsey, Volunteer Army Foundation Projects Director, visted Addington Action HQ earlier today to discuss ways that students could be involved assisting with the repair of uninsured homes.

As a result, every Saturday morning from 9am till 1pm will be reserved for student volunteers organised by the Volunteer Army Foundation to paint houses when the weather is good, and clear quake rubble from sections of quake damaged homes waiting repair etc when the weather is bad.

Because ...

EQC and the Private Insurance Industry Be Warned!

EQC and the Private Insurance Industry Be Warned!

Sunday, 3 March 2013 1:46 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

t was no surprise to me at all to read the article about EQC being bullied by angry homeowners. (See). A man walked into EQR Hub and went bananas and who can blame him! I am amazed that the population has taken so much pain and anguish on the chin for so long. Perhaps that’s all about to change!

Council housing to reopen

Council housing to reopen

Sunday, 3 March 2013 1:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Write a poem about Victoria Street

Write a poem about Victoria Street

Sunday, 3 March 2013 12:18 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Christchurch City Council is commissioning two poems as public art. Write a poem about Victoria Street and its heritage and it could end up being painted on the Street. Victoria Street was once called Wadeley Road and was an …

Community Discussion: on transport

Community Discussion: on transport

Saturday, 2 March 2013 11:21 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Mairehau Library, 42 Kensington Ave, St Albans. Time: 7-8pm March 12 Description: The discussion this month focuses on transport, roading and pathways in St Albans. We have invited Spokes, Living Streets, CCC transport planners, NZ Transport Transport Authority and …

TV extras sought for Chch EQ drama

TV extras sought for Chch EQ drama

Saturday, 2 March 2013 11:09 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Extras are needed for a new television drama series about the February 2011 earthquake. Email a head and shoulders photo to “>wirecasting@gmail.com along with contact details and you could end up on the small screen. Gaylene Preston, who produced Home …

Engineers at odds over safety of rebuilding Chch Cathedral

Engineers at odds over safety of rebuilding Chch Cathedral

Saturday, 2 March 2013 5:18 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The Anglican Church's plans for the Christchurch Cathedral site will be revealed this month, but campaigners are still battling to save the quake-damaged building.

EQC workers bullied by angry homeowners

EQC workers bullied by angry homeowners

Saturday, 2 March 2013 11:03 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Christchurch Numbers are Staggering!  Guest Post by Herman Meijburg

Christchurch Numbers are Staggering! Guest Post by Herman Meijburg

Saturday, 2 March 2013 10:36 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

On February 22nd Michael Wright presented in the Press the latest numbers relating to how Christchurch inches towards recovery. The figures refer to the number of damaged properties: of 84,500 properties with damage up to 100,000 NZ$, 32,000 have been …

Valerie and Matt Go to Court

Valerie and Matt Go to Court

Saturday, 2 March 2013 9:43 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

“We haven’t got that much time left. Instead of doing things we enjoy like spending time with our grandchildren we have spent countless hours fighting our insurance company. We’ve been totally consumed by the whole thing and so much money …

CERA and OIA requests

CERA and OIA requests

Saturday, 2 March 2013 7:55 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Getting official information out of CERA presents a similar range of challenges as will be found with a number of other government agencies (not counting EQC who play harder with delay, wilful obfuscation, obstruction, and antagonism performed at Olympic levels). 

Insurance pitfalls for unwary

Insurance pitfalls for unwary

Saturday, 2 March 2013 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

What is happening? Insurance companies are changing home insurance policies from open-ended "replacement" policies to "sum insured" policies. In future they will only pay up to the sum insured that you choose, not for open-ended...

Has EQC Heard of Skype?

Has EQC Heard of Skype?

Friday, 1 March 2013 11:15 p.m. by EQCTruths

 

Call for action on city centre

Call for action on city centre

Friday, 1 March 2013 11:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Urgent action has been called for to stem the loss of businesses from central Christchurch, with construction of enough buildings to house half its office work force already under way outside the rebuild zone.

Call for action on Christchurch CBD

Call for action on Christchurch CBD

Friday, 1 March 2013 11:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Urgent action has been called for to stem the loss of businesses from central Christchurch, with construction of enough buildings to house half its office work force already under way outside the rebuild zone.

EQC workers bullied

EQC workers bullied

Friday, 1 March 2013 10:58 p.m. by MediaStuff

Angry Cantabrians, frustrated with the speed of the rebuild, are threatening to blow up earthquake repair hubs and shoot staff.

Transitional works selected for Lytteltons civic square site

Transitional works selected for Lyttelton's civic square site

Friday, 1 March 2013 9:23 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured

 

CERA - Community issues and questions update

CERA - Community issues and questions update

Friday, 1 March 2013 8:44 p.m. by avonsidechch

 

EQC - Update on Multi-unit buildings (flats, units, apartments, rest home units)

EQC - Update on Multi-unit buildings (flats, units, apartments, rest home units)

Friday, 1 March 2013 8:43 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC have published information on how they are treating multi-unit buildings (here). The information reads: Update: Multi-unit buildings 1 March 2013 A special Multi-Unit Building Team at EQC is working on the complex assessment and settlement of homes that form part of a multi-unit. A multi-unit is where two or more homes share at least one common element – such as a wall, garage, roof,

Day 736 - Sydenham house painting

Day 736 - Sydenham house painting

Friday, 1 March 2013 5:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today Paul and Mike painted another quake damaged house to seal cracks in stucco. 10 litres paint were used but will need to get some more to finish the job off next week.

Mar 1: Pizzzzzzzzzzzza is ready!

Mar 1: Pizzzzzzzzzzzza is ready!

Friday, 1 March 2013 2:25 p.m. by GapFiller

  Yes, it’s ready!  CPIT architecture students have made a masterpiece of a clay, woodfired pizza oven and it’s ready for community groups to use.   There are a few things to take into consideration … the oven takes 3 hours to get ready, and needs to be ‘manned’ during this time.  Brought pizza bases [...]

Multi-unit buildings

Multi-unit buildings

Friday, 1 March 2013 1:45 p.m. by GovtEQC

Mar 1: It’s baaaaack, oh yeah! Re-re-launch 7th March…

Mar 1: It’s baaaaack, oh yeah! Re-re-launch 7th March…

Friday, 1 March 2013 1:09 p.m. by GapFiller

That’s right! The Dance-O-Mat is back again!  Gap Filler staff had the pleasure of christening it this morning in it’s new spot – the corner of Cashel Street and Oxford Tce (where the Tap Room used to be).   Next Thursday 7th March, there will be a wee bit of a party to ‘officially’ welcome [...]

Day 733 - redzone materials

Day 733 - redzone materials

Friday, 1 March 2013 11:00 a.m. by addingtonaction

Addington Action has been given permission to remove recycled materials from redzone houses waiting demolition.

This was arranged by Brian Parker from as part of the .

There are very strict health and safety protocols for Addington Action to follow to be able to do this. The recycled material will be used to fix uninsured homes and for building Addington Action's depot at 124 Garlands Rd.

Christchurch CBD - Photographic Tour Two Years after Earthquake

Christchurch CBD - Photographic Tour Two Years after Earthquake

Friday, 1 March 2013 8:36 a.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

A walk through Christchurch CBD in late February 2013 revealed that while many buildings have been demolished, there are still dozens more to come down. Wide open spaces bear testimony to the loss the city has sustained but there are also signs of progress and the rebuild that is underway. Follow this photographic tour to see Christchurch central two years after the devastating 6.3 earthquake on February 22nd 2011.

Views of Christchurch central from Cashel Mall. These pictures were t ...

Breathe finalists announced

'Breathe' finalists announced

Friday, 1 March 2013 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson announced the four finalists for the Christchurch urban design competition “Breathe”.

Building momentum

Building momentum

Friday, 1 March 2013 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

The Canterbury earthquakes have provided New Zealand with a unique opportunity to rebuild a vibrant, first-class, innovative city and residential area.

Day 736 - fruit & veggie orders

Day 736 - fruit & veggie orders

Friday, 1 March 2013 7:30 a.m. by addingtonaction

There are 383 orders from 19 of the 22 CSFVC distribution centers for fruit and veggie packs next week. These will be packed and distributed on Wednesday 6 March.

  1 Addington Action
12 Addington School
16 Burnham
  6 Comcare Addington
15 Discovery
28 Eureka St
  0 Generation Health
10 Hoon Hay Presbyterian
  0 Kidsfirst Selwyn St
46 Manuka Cottage
46 Opawa Baptist
27 Parker St
22 Reformed Church in Hornby
  9 Riccarton Co ...

EQC - another update to the Contents Claims FAQ (especially affecting those whose home is to be demolished)

EQC - another update to the Contents Claims FAQ (especially affecting those whose home is to be demolished)

Friday, 1 March 2013 6:39 a.m. by avonsidechch

EQC yesterday further updated the claims page in a number of areas. Probably the most significant is for those whose house is to be demolished. The new section reads: Property in homes to be demolished If your home is to be demolished as a direct result of earthquake damage and you've made a claim for contents that cannot be recovered from the house, we won't be able to settle your claim until

New Regent St reopening pushed back again

New Regent St reopening pushed back again

Friday, 1 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

New Regent St's cobbled footpaths and pastel facades will remain behind cordon fencing for at least another month as the reopening date is pushed back for the fourth time.

Latest opening date for New Regent St . . . April

Latest opening date for New Regent St . . . April

Friday, 1 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

New Regent St's cobbled footpaths and pastel facades will remain behind cordon fencing for at least another month as the reopening date is pushed back for the fourth time.

Church tied by terms of deed, court told

Church tied by terms of deed, court told

Friday, 1 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Anglican leaders cannot spend insurance money from the Christ Church Cathedral on the new cardboard cathedral, the attorney-general has told the High Court.