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Rebuild stimulus spreading out

Rebuild stimulus spreading out

Monday, 29 July 2013 7:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

The burst of earthquake-related construction activity in Canterbury is now spilling over into other areas of the local economy including car sales and the retail activity.

Maori trainees boost skills pool for rebuild

Maori trainees boost skills pool for rebuild

Monday, 29 July 2013 7:27 a.m. by MediaThePress

Construction industry leaders have been urged to take note of graduates emerging from a Maori trades training programme.

Art, projects to draw more into CBD

Art, projects to draw more into CBD

Monday, 29 July 2013 7:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

A landowner hopes donating vacant land for temporary art installations and transitional projects will draw more people to central Christchurch.

Consents help get Canterbury moving

Consents help get Canterbury moving

Monday, 29 July 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Canterbury's rebuild was boosted by a lift in building consents, rising house prices and increased retail spending in the first half of the year, according to ASB's "Cantometer" index.The measure, which provides a snapshot of economic...

Novotel almost ready to reopen doors

Novotel almost ready to reopen doors

Monday, 29 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square hotel is hosting a series of "trial guests" in the run-up to booked visitors being able to return from August 19 after a $20 million repair and rebuild.

Maori trainees boost skills pool for rebuild

Maori trainees boost skills pool for rebuild

Sunday, 28 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Construction industry leaders have been urged to take note of graduates emerging from a Maori trades training programme.

Christchurch rebuild stimulus spreading out

Christchurch rebuild stimulus spreading out

Sunday, 28 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The burst of earthquake-related construction activity in Canterbury is now spilling over into other areas of the local economy including car sales and the retail activity.

Novotel almost ready to reopen doors

Novotel almost ready to reopen doors

Sunday, 28 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square hotel is hosting a series of "trial guests" in the run-up to booked visitors being able to return from August 19 after a $20 million repair and rebuild.

Course for women to nurture themselves

Course for women to nurture themselves

Sunday, 28 July 2013 1:55 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A course for women to nurture themselves begins this Thursday at the St Albans Community Centre in Colombo Street. Margreet Stronks, well-known for her involvement in the St Albans community for many years, is running a six week course for …

Insurance Companies & EQC – Human Rights Violations – post by WeCAN

Insurance Companies & EQC – Human Rights Violations – post by WeCAN

Sunday, 28 July 2013 11:31 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

If you are suffering or have suffered from dealing with your Insurance Company/ EQC as a result of the earthquakes, you have the opportunity of making a formal complaint to the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) of the New …

The GCSB Bill -’democracy trusts the people dictatorship does not’ –  a must watch

The GCSB Bill -’democracy trusts the people dictatorship does not’ – a must watch

Sunday, 28 July 2013 11:04 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

http://youtu.be/okQ6pl8AbuA ~Future Proofing for a sustainable, participatory, democratic society. http://thechristchurchfiasco.wordpress.com/about/ https://twitter.com/fiascofiles http://www.facebook.com/thechristchurchfiasco Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: democracy, John Key, spying on New Zealanders

Smaller rebuilders face squeeze

Smaller rebuilders face squeeze

Sunday, 28 July 2013 10:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's home building industry is polarised, it seems, between those with full books of forward work and those whose future work is looking skinny.

No consents issued yet for use of cardboard cathedral

No consents issued yet for use of cardboard cathedral

Sunday, 28 July 2013 10:09 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Despite tickets already having been sold for forthcoming concerts in Christchurch's cardboard cathedral, the Bishop of Christchurch says the new church has not yet received consents to operate.

More roadworks in Bealey Ave

More roadworks in Bealey Ave

Sunday, 28 July 2013 12:51 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Bealey Ave, from Champion Street to the intersection with Whitmore Street, will be down to two lanes heading eastwards for six weeks while SCIRT strengthens underground pipes. Also in Whitmore Road, traffic heading southwards is likely to come across roadworks.

Fishhooks in determining “Sum Insured”

Fishhooks in determining “Sum Insured”

Saturday, 27 July 2013 8:40 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

An Avonside resident has pointed out that online calculators provided by some insurance companies to help homeowners work out a “sum insured” for their future house insurance have shortcomings because they do not cover everything and do not give advice. …

CCC decides no public hearings for Edgeware Plan

CCC decides no public hearings for Edgeware Plan

Saturday, 27 July 2013 8:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

No public hearings will be held for the draft Edgeware Master Plan Plan because 89 per cent of submissions are in favour of it. The Shirley Papanui Community Board recommended that such hearings were not necessary because of the plan’s …

Tricky move for Catholic church saved from demolition

Tricky move for Catholic church saved from demolition

Saturday, 27 July 2013 7:02 p.m. by Media3News

Many onlookers stopped in Canterbury today as a large church was driven down country roads on the back of a truck.

Heritage buildings lost in quake-strengthing changes

Heritage buildings lost in quake-strengthing changes

Saturday, 27 July 2013 1:07 p.m. by Media3News

Questions are being raised about the future of heritage buildings if strict new earthquake standards are introduced.

THX 4 THE MEMORIES

THX 4 THE MEMORIES

Saturday, 27 July 2013 8:47 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

In November 2011 there was a blog entry Photographing the loss of Avonside (here) about a project to record a number of post-earthquake personal experiences. The purpose was to record, over a period of years, the lives of some Avonside residents as they and the suburb experienced the after-effects of the earthquakes. The first phase of the project is more or less complete and those of you who

Insurance changes set new traps for owners

Insurance changes set new traps for owners

Saturday, 27 July 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Homeowners who think the only issue with house insurance changes is the likely premium increase need look no further than Christchurch.Just as the Canterbury earthquakes have changed the home insurance landscape, many homeowners...

“Letter From New Zealand” …or Provincial Propoganda?

“Letter From New Zealand” …or Provincial Propoganda?

Friday, 26 July 2013 8:27 p.m. by LostChristchurch

Dear Father and Mother, l arrived here all safe on the 23rd of September, after a splendid voyage of 94 days without a single storm. I enjoyed the voyage very much and was kindly treated by everybody, plenty to do and plenty of friends. I have nothing to say against the Government, for they looked well after the single girls, and we have had the £5 given to us for industry and good conduct on board the ship, so that I am quite free, which is a great thing. I was able to earn by my needle on the ...

Cathedral demolition ruling upheld

Cathedral demolition ruling upheld

Friday, 26 July 2013 8:15 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A decision on whether to partially demolish Christchurch's cathedral - possibly as low as the window sills - could be made as early as August.

Fight for Chch Cathedral could continue

Fight for Chch Cathedral could continue

Friday, 26 July 2013 4:39 p.m. by Media3News

The legal fight to save the quake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral may have another leg to run yet.

CERA website back online after hack

CERA website back online after hack

Friday, 26 July 2013 2:37 p.m. by Media3News

CERA has reactivated its website after an emergency effort to remove malicious software from its systems.

Day 886 - how to refer uninsured people for free home repairs

Day 886 - how to refer uninsured people for free home repairs

Friday, 26 July 2013 2:14 p.m. by addingtonaction



Uninsured homes in Hoon Hay, Hillmorton, Spreydon, Addington, Sydenham, and Waltham are being repaired by volunteers under the coordination and guidance of Addington Action. These suburbs are in the Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board area.

Addington Action is gearing up for the Spring and Summer rush and needs the help of support service providers to act as a to provide the social support required for the residents of these uninsured homes. This will allow Addington Action ...

CBD – Available Routes Map – 28th July – 3rd August

CBD – Available Routes Map – 28th July – 3rd August

Friday, 26 July 2013 1:40 p.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly and is available via our website and The Press newspaper on Saturdays. Please click here to download the network map – Available Routes Map.

Insurers can help with mould menace – really,  – yeah right!

Insurers can help with mould menace – really, – yeah right!

Friday, 26 July 2013 1:05 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) have stated that Canterbury homeowners should contact their insurers if they are affected by creeping mould. As winter sets in, “insurers are prioritizing residents for rebuilds and repair based on their vulnerability and …

Ballantynes memorial to be restored

Ballantynes memorial to be restored

Friday, 26 July 2013 12:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

Repair work is set to get underway on the quake-damaged Ballantynes Memorial Rose Garden.

Court upholds cathedral demolition ruling

Court upholds cathedral demolition ruling

Friday, 26 July 2013 11:39 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court ruling that the Church Property Trustees is entitled to demolish ChristChurch Cathedral if it constructs a new cathedral on the same site.

Bid to halt cathedral deconstruction fails

Bid to halt cathedral deconstruction fails

Friday, 26 July 2013 11:15 a.m. by Media3News

The Court of Appeal has thrown out a bid to stop the deconstruction of the quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral.

Court upholds ruling that cathedral may be demolished

Court upholds ruling that cathedral may be demolished

Friday, 26 July 2013 11:07 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court ruling that the Church Property Trustees is entitled to demolish ChristChurch Cathedral if it constructs a new cathedral on the same site.

Hills Road, Richmond- detour in place for southbound road users

Hills Road, Richmond- detour in place for southbound road users

Friday, 26 July 2013 11:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Hills Road, Richmond will be northbound only over the next couple of weeks. Southbound road users will be detoured via Warden Street, Slater Street and Dudley Street back onto Hills Road. The detour is in while the first stage of works is carried out …

Court gives green light to deconstruct Christ Church Cathedral

Court gives green light to 'deconstruct' Christ Church Cathedral

Friday, 26 July 2013 10:58 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christ Church Cathedral can now be demolished after the Court of Appeal upheld an earlier decision allowing deconstruction of the earthquake-damaged heritage building to continue.The Great Christchurch Buildings Trust (GCBT) has...

Govt set for windfall from red zone properties

Govt set for windfall from red zone properties

Friday, 26 July 2013 10:18 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Government is set for a sizeable windfall from Christchurch residential red zone properties it has purchased.As the owner of properties the Crown has either bought or is holding signed sale and purchase agreements for, the Government...

Day 886 - fruit & veggie orders

Day 886 - fruit & veggie orders

Friday, 26 July 2013 8:31 a.m. by addingtonaction


There are 511 orders from 21 of the 22 CSFVC distribution centers for fruit and veggie packs next week. The orders will be packed and distributed on Wednesday 31 July.

1 chocolate slab cake coming up to celebrate at the packing!

  0 Addington Action
  7 Addington School
14 Bower Ave
25 Burnham
10 Comcare Addington
  1 CSCGT
35 Discovery
43 Eureka St
16 Hoon Hay Presbyterian
42 Manuka Cottage at Church Sq
50 Opawa Baptist
22 Pens ...

Thanks Chris Lynch

Thanks Chris Lynch

Friday, 26 July 2013 8:06 a.m. by EQCTruths

I spoke to one of my sources at EQC this morning who has reported that Reid Stiven has instructed the call centre to release engineer’s reports without having to go through the Official Information Act.  The one caveat is that the call centres will forward the request to another team, who will likely redact costings […]

Tension in leaked design report

'Tension' in leaked design report

Friday, 26 July 2013 12:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

A leaked government report has pinpointed urban design as a clear source of tension between the Christchurch City Council and the development community.

“The Sick, Faint Feeling of Violent Shakes,” Jane Deans

“The Sick, Faint Feeling of Violent Shakes,” Jane Deans

Thursday, 25 July 2013 10:06 p.m. by LostChristchurch

For one of our city’s most famous early women settlers, poor health had marred not only her voyage to New Zealand but also her arrival to her new home at Riccarton. From the moment Jane Deans boarded the sailing ship at Plymouth for Canterbury in November of 1853, she suffered from motion sickness. As the voyage progressed, her sea sickness became so severe, she could neither face hot tea nor food of any kind. Only just married to John Deans in October, Jane was also suffering from morning ...

Rudyard Kipling’s Flying Visit to Christchurch

Rudyard Kipling’s Flying Visit to Christchurch

Thursday, 25 July 2013 8:49 p.m. by LostChristchurch

By Our Special Reporter Yesterday morning I was at the Christchurch railway station with the intention of going to Port by the five minutes to eight train, in order to meet Mr Rudyard Kipling, who was a passenger on the Talune. I found that the steamer had arrived early in the morning, and that some of her passengers had already come up to town. I made enquiries in what I considered likely quarters, but could not ascertain whether or not Mr Kipling had been among these passengers. My enquiries w ...

Malicious software found in quake website

Malicious software found in quake website

Thursday, 25 July 2013 8:10 p.m. by MediaRNZ

An investigation has been launched into how a piece of malicious computer software came to be embedded in the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's website.

Day 885 - visit from Todd Foundation

Day 885 - visit from Todd Foundation

Thursday, 25 July 2013 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Christina from Todd Foundation visited the Garlands Rd depot earlier today. The Todd and Tindall Foundations have jointly paid for costs of the pole barn.

Christina had a good look at the scale model and what has been done on site already. Phineas, the head kitten, came along as well for the first visit since his leg cast came off.

Everyone was happy!

Hills Road, St Albans – detour in place for southbound road users

Hills Road, St Albans – detour in place for southbound road users

Thursday, 25 July 2013 3:19 p.m. by Transport4chch

From this week part of Hills Road, St Albans will be northbound only. Southbound road users will be detoured via Warden Street, Slater Street and Dudley Street back onto Hills Road. The detour is in while the first stage of works is carried out …

CERA website offline after hack

CERA website offline after hack

Thursday, 25 July 2013 2:48 p.m. by Media3News

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) website is offline today as officials scramble to discover how malicious software was implanted inside their web systems.

Please, not two CBDs

Please, not two CBDs

Thursday, 25 July 2013 1:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

While looking through commercial buildings for lease in Christchurch online recently, it quickly became apparent that many of the new buildings are, or will be, unsightly glass boxes, predominantly located in Addington, but also randomly dotted about the city.

Golf Links Road – One Way from the 26th July

Golf Links Road – One Way from the 26th July

Thursday, 25 July 2013 1:26 p.m. by Transport4chch

Traffic on Golf Links Road will be reduced to one way travelling north. Works will begin at the intersection of Golf Links Road and McCorkindale Place reopening the completed sections to two-way traffic as work progresses south. Works are expected …

Golf Links Road – One Way from the 26th June

Golf Links Road – One Way from the 26th June

Thursday, 25 July 2013 1:26 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Traffic on Golf Links Road will be reduced to one way travelling north. Works will begin at the intersection of Golf Links Road and McCorkindale Place reopening the completed sections to two-way traffic as work progresses south. Works are expected …

Park Terrace – Two way traffic temporarily restored

Park Terrace – Two way traffic temporarily restored

Thursday, 25 July 2013 1:15 p.m. by Transport4chch

Two way traffic will be reinstated along Park Terrace at the end of this week for approximately two weeks. The final phase of works will then begin between Kilmore Street and Armagh Street. All works on Park Terrace are expected …

Lessons from Christchurch: Workplace health and safety

Lessons from Christchurch: Workplace health and safety

Thursday, 25 July 2013 12:50 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Christchurch rebuild is the biggest urban reconstruction undertaking in New Zealand's history. And it's triggering a growing focus on health and safety in worksites - not just for large construction companies, but also...

SCIRT – Traffic Update from the 29 July

SCIRT – Traffic Update from the 29 July

Thursday, 25 July 2013 11:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Whitmore Street and Bealey Avenue from Champion Street Just two lanes on Bealey Avenue eastbound and Whitmore Street southbound for six weeks. The London Street intersection will be closed for a few weeks. Durham Street North/Cambridge Terrace at the Hereford …

Arsonists target quake-damaged homes

Arsonists target quake-damaged homes

Thursday, 25 July 2013 9:53 a.m. by Media3News

Police are investigating a spate of suspected arson attacks on quake-damaged Christchurch homes.

Coal miners retrain for Christchurch rebuild

Coal miners retrain for Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 25 July 2013 9:50 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A few beers with mates in a west city bar is more than just a Friday night ritual for McConnell Dowell project supervisor Les Tredinnick.

Detroit outcome for High Street

Detroit outcome for High Street

Thursday, 25 July 2013 8:51 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 885 days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????   who knows – 359 days since designated “South frame”- only 4 +more years to go before we get told if we are …

Reid Stiven the Liar

Reid Stiven the Liar

Thursday, 25 July 2013 8:26 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Reid Stiven stated last week on Newstalk ZB that anyone could phone 0800 DAMAGE and obtain their EQC engineering report.  Stiven suffers either from delirium or from a pathological inability to tell the truth.  Of course, no one in the media actually challenges Stiven on his lies, although every objective person knows that it is […]

EQC defends work of quake damage assessors

EQC defends work of quake damage assessors

Thursday, 25 July 2013 8:07 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Earthquake Commission is defending the quality of earthquake damage investigators following claims they have wrongly assessed earthquake damage in Christchurch homes.

Buyout offer battle taking toll

Buyout offer battle taking toll

Thursday, 25 July 2013 7:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

It's been almost two and a half years of waiting for the Quake Outcasts but the next few weeks might prove the hardest.

Sum insured - what amount should you insure your house for? What could go wrong?

Sum insured - what amount should you insure your house for? What could go wrong?

Thursday, 25 July 2013 7:15 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

As mentioned in previous posts, future house insurance policies will be based upon what YOU have assessed as being the cost of rebuilding. This isn’t just the cost of time and materials, it also includes costs relating to demolition and disposal of the rubble, surveys, local and regional council consents, legal fees, plus others that are complex (e.g. disposing of asbestos) or don’t come to  mind

Homeowners challenge misleading EQC assessments

Homeowners challenge 'misleading' EQC assessments

Thursday, 25 July 2013 6:02 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Some Canterbury homeowners say their houses are dropping in value because of misleading estimates of damage from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Goughs claims rubbished by design panel

Gough's claims rubbished by design panel

Thursday, 25 July 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch property developer Antony Gough has slammed the city's urban design panel for criticising his multimillion-dollar Terrace development plans and favouring the "bland, creamy [and] homogenous".

Christchurch gains 22 migrants a day

Christchurch gains 22 migrants a day

Thursday, 25 July 2013 12:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is welcoming 22 migrants a day.