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New hospitality operator sought for heritage Chch location

New hospitality operator sought for heritage Chch location

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 10:20 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

A unique opportunity to become part of one of Christchurch’s best-known historic precincts is now available - with a call for a dining and hospitality operator for one of the first buildings to be fully restored within the Arts Centre of Christchurch.

Harewood Community Centre re-opens

Harewood Community Centre re-opens

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 10:15 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has re-opened Harewood Community Centre, the first of six community centres across Christchurch and Banks Peninsula about to re-open under a recent exemption decision.

Day 877 - Garlands Rd information

Day 877 - Garlands Rd information

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 6:58 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

All of the files to do with getting the emergency depot at 124 Garlands Rd built have been shared via the web with a core group charged with getting it built.

Quake builders’ work at standstill

Quake builders’ work at standstill

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 6:53 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Builders are laying off staff and say they face economic ruin in Christchurch because insurance companies and Fletcher EQR are taking too long to approve earthquake work writes Shelley Robinson of The New Zealand Herald. Read the full article article.

Day 877 - reply from Brownlee

Day 877 - reply from Brownlee

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 3:51 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

 

Support Hub for Canterbury Men

Support Hub for Canterbury Men

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 2:20 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

 

CTV site purchased by the Crown

CTV site purchased by the Crown

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:05 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The Crown has purchased the site where the Canterbury Television (CTV) building stood until the February 2011 earthquake, as part of the larger plan to create a world-class new central Christchurch.

Council consents technically sound

Council consents technically sound

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 10:49 a.m. by MediaThePress Featured Popular

No safety problems have been found with a sample of building consents issued by the Christchurch City Council this year.

Govt buys CTV building disaster site

Govt buys CTV building disaster site

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 10:37 a.m. by Media3News

The government has bought the site of the former Canterbury Television building in Christchurch and is promising victims families they will still be able to visit it in the near future.

Fortune 500 company joins Christchurch rebuild

Fortune 500 company joins Christchurch rebuild

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 10:23 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch’s lucrative post-quake construction industry has attracted a huge international player.

Cera must focus on safety not heritage

Cera must focus on safety not heritage

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 10:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

The current debate about the historic McLeans Mansion is not the first, nor will it be the last, when it comes to the challenge of preserving our city's history. But the question of who pays to save historic buildings is not one for Cera.

Arrow joins with Chinese construction giant

Arrow joins with Chinese construction giant

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 9:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

South Island construction firm Arrow International has landed a prestigious partner, China's largest construction company to bid for Christchurch anchor projects.

Joint venture to benefit Christchurch

Joint venture to benefit Christchurch

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 9:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Arrow International and global construction giant China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) have signed a memorandum of understanding to enter into a joint venture. Discussions between the two entities about partnering to assist in the commercial rebuild of Christchurch began last year.

Fate of historic quake-damaged building hangs

Fate of historic quake-damaged building hangs

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 8:37 a.m. by MediaHerald

The fate of Christchurch's historic earthquake-damaged Mona Vale homestead will not be decided until next year, upsetting residents and a business owner.Mona Vale was badly damaged in the February 22, 2011, earthquake and no repair...

EQC - Additional information posted on the Home Repair Programme page

EQC - Additional information posted on the Home Repair Programme page

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 7:47 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC have added more important material to the Home Repair Programme page here. The headings for the additions are: Find out more information about the Canterbury Home Repair Programme Find out more about pre existing building issues The issue of asbestos Urgent repairs Certificate of title notification The last addition, notices on land titles, will have major insurance and re-sale

Pita Kucha : Tuesday, 23rd July 2013

Pita Kucha : Tuesday, 23rd July 2013

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 7:16 a.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Quake builders work at standstill

Quake builders' work at standstill

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Builders are laying off staff and say they face economic ruin in Christchurch because insurance companies and Fletcher EQR are taking too long to approve earthquake work.Small building companies that have hired staff and bought...

Government buys CTV site

Government buys CTV site

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 12:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has bought the empty site where 115 people died when the Canterbury Television building collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake.

Escalating thefts delaying rebuild

Escalating thefts 'delaying rebuild'

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 11:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Thieves have caused thousands of dollars damage to an entire block of under-construction Mike Greer Homes at Pegasus Town for the sake of about $50 of scrap.

Escalating thefts delay rebuild at Pegasus

Escalating thefts delay rebuild at Pegasus

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 11:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Thieves have caused thousands of dollars damage to an entire block of under-construction Mike Greer Homes at Pegasus Town for the sake of about $50 of scrap.

Arrow joins Chinese construction giant

Arrow joins Chinese construction giant

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 11:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

South Island construction firm Arrow International has landed a prestigious partner, China's largest construction company, to bid for Christchurch anchor projects.

TOGAF- A SPRINGBOARD TO GROW

TOGAF- A SPRINGBOARD TO GROW

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 9:46 p.m. by tka123

An organisation is a like a micro organism. The cells of an organism multiply over a period of time to register growth. A small seed becomes a tall tree. Similarly, in the business industry everyone is growth oriented. They are trying to take a leap from their present position to a higher plane. How does this transformation take place is the question that is addressed by TOGAF Training. The Open Group Architectural Framework (TOGAF) was initiated by the Open Group in 1996. It issued a set of pra ...

Christchurch buildings given all clear

Christchurch buildings given all clear

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 9:22 p.m. by Media3News

No safety problems have been found in buildings constructed under consents issued by Christchurch City Council.

Builders hung out to dry

Builders hung out to dry

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 6:57 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Christchurchs McLeans Mansion to be demolished

Christchurch's McLean's Mansion to be demolished

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 5:35 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Campaigners are horrified at plans to demolish another one of the city's few remaining Category 1 historic buildings.

Customer satisfaction rate

Customer satisfaction rate

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 4:17 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Scholar slates church over Chch Cathedral demolition

Scholar slates church over Chch Cathedral demolition

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 3:21 p.m. by MediaHerald

A UK scholar and expert on Gothic Imperial architecture has slated the Anglican Church decision to demolish quake-crippled ChristChurch Cathedral.Academic Alex Bremner wrote extensively about the cathedral, built by famed English...

SCIRT – Traffic Update for School Holidays – 15 to 28 July

SCIRT – Traffic Update for School Holidays – 15 to 28 July

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 2:50 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Kilmore Street, short term closure near Fire Station Kilmore Street will be closed to traffic between Madras Street and the Fire Station. An emergency lane is being provided for fire engines. The work should be completed during the school holiday …

Bus interchange work to start next year

Bus interchange work to start next year

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 2:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work on building Christchurch's new bus interchange is expected to start in the middle of next year.

New Literature: health, engineering, governance and miscellaneous

New Literature: health, engineering, governance and miscellaneous

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 2:17 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Frequently I have researchers both national and international contact me wanting to know whether I have access to literature on various topics related to the earthquakes. So I have included a list of new titles of which I am aware, arising …

Life goes on-a poetic perspective on disaster

Life goes on-a poetic perspective on disaster

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 1:11 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The work of two artists, Lieko Shiga from Japan and Paul Johns from Christchurch, linked by their personal experiences of recent natural disasters, offers a perspective on this question in an upcoming exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery.

CBD – Available Routes Map

CBD – Available Routes Map

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 10:32 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map.

Colombo Street – Lane Closure

Colombo Street – Lane Closure

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 8:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

The southbound lane on Colombo Street between Bealey Avenue and Salisbury Street will be closed for approximately 6 weeks.

Cost of dumping quake rubble high - contractor

Cost of dumping quake rubble high - contractor

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 7:04 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Southern Response - foundation repair trials

Southern Response - foundation repair trials

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

From the Southern Response website ():

Retreat helping Cantabrians since quake under threat

Retreat helping Cantabrians since quake under threat

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

A Waikato wellness retreat that has nurtured hundreds of earthquake-frazzled Christchurch residents back to health for free may have to close its doors to others from the city because of a funding shortfall.

Estimates for rebuild work too low

Estimates for rebuild work 'too low'

Monday, 15 July 2013 10:39 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Standing up to State

Standing up to State

Monday, 15 July 2013 7:29 p.m. by Media3News

One man in Christchurch, desperate to push his insurance company into action, has taken drastic action.

Cosgrove lodges EQC info request

Cosgrove lodges EQC info request

Monday, 15 July 2013 6:40 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Police seek information on red zone arson

Police seek information on red zone arson

Monday, 15 July 2013 5:52 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch Police are appealing for information about the arson of a red-zone house in South Brighton early on Saturday morning.

Demolition waste dumping not tolerated, record penalty imposed

Demolition waste dumping not tolerated, record penalty imposed

Monday, 15 July 2013 5:42 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Environment Canterbury today welcomed penalties of more than $150,000 in a Christchurch demolition waste dumping case following the February 2011 earthquake.

EQC owns up to home repair letter error

EQC owns up to home repair letter error

Monday, 15 July 2013 5:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

EQC recently sent 4000 letters to customers in its Canterbury Home Repair Programme containing information not relevant to their claims. While they received the correct claim information (eg: claim number), the letter or email may have referred to a situation …

Independent investigator announced

Independent investigator announced

Monday, 15 July 2013 4:44 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Following a meeting this morning, the Christchurch City Council has announced that Peter Winder will undertake the independent investigation into the actions and knowledge of the Council’s Chief Executive Officer and management in relation to matters leading to the revocation of the Council’s accreditation as a Building Consent Authority.

Rebuild Grounds to a Halt

Rebuild Grounds to a Halt

Monday, 15 July 2013 2:02 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Here is an excellent interview from Radio New Zealand from the real people doing the real work. Note Stiven’s mendacity and obstruction. 

International review backs new wastewater systems

International review backs new wastewater systems

Monday, 15 July 2013 12:50 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

An international peer review has backed Christchurch City Council's decision to replace the gravity wastewater system in Parklands with a new pressure wastewater system.

Vbase Venue Update July 2013

Vbase Venue Update July 2013

Monday, 15 July 2013 12:14 p.m. by Vbase Popular

Chch quake waste used for farm track, court told

Chch quake waste used for farm track, court told

Monday, 15 July 2013 10:49 a.m. by MediaHerald

Unscreened demolition waste from demolished quake-hit Christchurch buildings, which included asbestos, plastics, and computer bits, were used to build a farm track outside the city, a court has heard.

Are insurance companies deliberately delaying?

Are insurance companies deliberately delaying?

Monday, 15 July 2013 8:47 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

EQC, floor levels and (in)competency

EQC, floor levels and (in)competency

Monday, 15 July 2013 7:29 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Yesterday Radio New Zealand () ran an item where EQC was accused of:

Record fine for dumping demo waste

Record fine for dumping demo waste

Monday, 15 July 2013 2:01 a.m. by MediaStuff

A record-breaking fine has been imposed on companies for dumping contaminated earthquake demolition waste in Christchurch.

Social wellbeing index set up by CERA

Social wellbeing index set up by CERA

Sunday, 14 July 2013 11:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A wellbeing index based on data from multiple agencies is being set up by CERA to track the progress of the social recovery of Canterbury following the earthquakes. The data will look at issues such as health, employment and housing and enable CERA to target areas to focus on during the coming months and years.

Cardboard project frontman loses job

Cardboard project frontman loses job

Sunday, 14 July 2013 11:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

The frontman for Christchurch's ambitious cardboard cathedral has lost his job because of budget cuts, but is so passionate about the project he will carry on as a volunteer labourer.

Day 874 - CKA turns drain into stream

Day 874 - CKA turns drain into stream

Sunday, 14 July 2013 5:15 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today 9 volunteers turned up from the to complete a landscaping job at 124 Garlands Rd.

Fellow Whistleblower Blogger Heads to Jail

Fellow Whistleblower Blogger Heads to Jail

Sunday, 14 July 2013 2:01 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Radio New Zealand news - EQC assessments of damaged houses wrong

Radio New Zealand news - EQC assessments of damaged houses wrong

Sunday, 14 July 2013 9:17 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Radio New Zealand has reported this morning that:

The Mystery of the Severed Hand

The Mystery of the Severed Hand

Saturday, 13 July 2013 10:26 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Eight miles from Christchurch on the seacoast there is a popular watering-place called Sumner. It nestles in a pretty cove or bay between the estuary of the Avon and Heathcote Rivers to the north and a spur of the Lyttelton Hills, called Scarborough, which juts into the sea to the south, and terminates in a bold and precipitous bluff. Between the estuary and the bluff is a curving beach of soft sand – a favourite bathing-place for Christchurch residents, though known to be dangerous in cer ...

Northern Arterial Extension

Northern Arterial Extension

Saturday, 13 July 2013 4:52 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular



Five great reasons to live in St Albans this winter

Five great reasons to live in St Albans this winter

Saturday, 13 July 2013 3:23 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

How about a local EQ support group for St Albans?

How about a local EQ support group for St Albans?

Saturday, 13 July 2013 2:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The idea of these groups comes from Dr Rob Gordon, an Australian psychologist and disaster recovery specialist who has visited New Zealand through the auspices of the Red Cross and has spoken at number of well attended and positively received public talks on the various stages of recovery. Mary expressed an interest in collaborating with local community leaders to start a group locally. Regular local groups can provide mutual support and the opportunity to share solutions. Mary feels such a grou ...