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Builders struggle in wait for rebuild

Builders struggle in wait for rebuild

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's rebuild has not proved the goldmine some construction firms thought it would be.

Quake repairs timeline brought forward

Quake repairs timeline brought forward

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Fletcher Building has brought forward the deadline for repairing 90,000 quake-damaged Canterbury properties by a year.

Student Volunteer Army widens range of targets

Student Volunteer Army widens range of targets

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:43 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Student Volunteer Army which sprang up from the devastation of the Canterbury earthquakes has successfully switched from helping homeowners shovel liquefaction to sustainably serving the community, its president says.

Earthquake Recovery and Rebuild Update August 2013

Earthquake Recovery and Rebuild Update August 2013

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:14 a.m. by NickyWagner Popular

 

Park Ave southbound detour – advice for road users to minimise delays

Park Ave southbound detour – advice for road users to minimise delays

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:08 a.m. by Transport4chch

Park Avenue road users detoured via Salisbury Street to Armagh due to the southbound closure on Park Avenue are encouraged to continue straight across on Salisbury Street to the Durham Street intersection if intending to travel south on Durham.

Park Tce southbound detour – advice for road users to minimise delays

Park Tce southbound detour – advice for road users to minimise delays

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:08 a.m. by Transport4chch

Park Terrace road users detoured via Salisbury Street to Armagh due to the southbound closure on Park Terrace are encouraged to continue straight across on Salisbury Street to the Durham Street intersection if intending to travel south on Durham. This will minimise delays being experienced …

Fletcher advances rebuild deadline

Fletcher advances rebuild deadline

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 10:50 a.m. by MediaStuff

Fletcher Building has moved its deadline for repairing 90,000 quake-damaged Canterbury properties forward by a year.

Do You Believe in Miracles?

Do You Believe in Miracles?

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 10:45 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

EQC simultaneously tells us that we must excuse its incessant and numberless delays because “this is an unprecedented disaster” whilst simultaneously promising miraculous outcomes to claimants, the most unbelievable of which is EQC’s ability to “repair” houses that any sane person deems necessary to demolish.

Hills Road between Warden and Dudley remains two way until 26 August

Hills Road between Warden and Dudley remains two way until 26 August

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 8:15 a.m. by Transport4chch

The detour, which was to be reinstated on Hills Road between Warden and Dudley Streets has been delayed until Monday 26th August.

Hills Road between Warden and Dudley reverts to northbound only from 26 August

Hills Road between Warden and Dudley reverts to northbound only from 26 August

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 8:15 a.m. by Transport4chch

Hills Road between Warden and Dudley Street will be closed from Monday 26 August for southbound road users . Southbound road users will be detoured via Dudley, Slater and Warden Streets back onto Hills Road. For further information see the …

Another Red Zone rebuild reversal

Another Red Zone rebuild reversal

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 6:35 a.m. by avonsidechch

A Red Zoner, having signed off with CERA just before the 31st of July, has now had the house that was a rebuild reclassified as a repair. .

Canterbury Brewery demolition in final stages

Canterbury Brewery demolition in final stages

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 4:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

Demolition of the Canterbury Brewery buildings in Christchurch has almost been completed.

Canterbury Brewery demolition in final stages

Canterbury Brewery demolition in final stages

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

Demolition of the Canterbury Brewery buildings in Christchurch has almost been completed.

Councillors inspect Town Hall

Councillors inspect Town Hall

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 9:51 p.m. by MediaRNZ

How should Christchurch expand?

How should Christchurch expand?

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 8:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

 What are the borders of Christchurch? Where does the city start and finish?

A warning from a Chch couple dealing with EQC

A warning from a Chch couple dealing with EQC

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 7:57 p.m. by Media3News

South of Seddon in Christchurch, people have been struggling to repair their houses for over two years.

But a phrase heard over and over is that "there are others in a worse situation than me".

That's part of the reason Pamela Walker didn't push her dealings with EQC.

When the line was busy or she was put on hold, she just assumed there were more pressing claims than hers. ...

Day 911 - storage shelves +

Day 911 - storage shelves +

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 7:38 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today at 124 Garlands Rd, Bob and Mike painted and then started the assembly of 2 large industrial shelving units. The shelves are for storing boxes of nails and screws in the new depot.

Christchurch councillors consider town hall rebuild

Christchurch councillors consider town hall rebuild

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 7:08 p.m. by Media3News

 

Day One: 4 GOOD folks, pop-ups and adventures

Day One: 4 GOOD folks, pop-ups and adventures

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 6:34 p.m. by GapFiller

What a day! I am just back at the hotel at 10pm after our first full GOOD day. We’ve been to the vacant space that is our HQ for the week, and visited three very different non-profit projects. And awesome food experiences, too. By now I feel I’m well acquainted with the other 4 fellows [...]

Day 911 - co-op buy

Day 911 - co-op buy

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 5:18 p.m. by addingtonaction

District Plan Review - finding the balance

District Plan Review - finding the balance

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 5:06 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Christchurch City Council is asking the people of Christchurch to take part in the district plan review and wants them to weigh up the issues to help them find the right balance for future land use. 

Final push for volunteers!

Final push for volunteers!

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 4:39 p.m. by TempleforChCh

10 days till the Temple opens; one month till it burns! Excitement is building as we get closer and closer to the Temples opening date of September 1st. We need all the volunteers we can get down at the Temple site for the final push to complete construction on time. Most of the supporting framework has been built, but it still needs to be clad with ripped down demolition timber to form the Temples walls. Cladding is one of the most fun and easy jobs available to do onsite- creating the Temples ...

Evening shifts for the final push!

Evening shifts for the final push!

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 4:39 p.m. by TempleforChCh

10 days till the Temple opens; one month till it burns! Excitement is building as we get closer and closer to the Temples opening date of September 1st. We need all the volunteers we can get down at the Temple site for the final push to complete construction on time. Most of the supporting framework has been built, but it still needs to be clad with ripped demolition timber to form the Temples walls. Cladding is one of the most fun and easy jobs available to do onsite- creating the Temples writi ...

Quake pensioner welcomes watchdog findings

Quake pensioner welcomes watchdog findings

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 4:06 p.m. by MediaHerald

A Christchurch pensioner arrested and "roughed up'' by armed police while protecting his quake-hit property has welcomed police watchdog findings which slams the officers' actions.

White Island Activity

White Island Activity

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 3:34 p.m. by GovtEQC

Ian Simpson on One News

Ian Simpson on One News

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 1:23 p.m. by GovtEQC

Doubts over Town Hall fix-up

Doubts over Town Hall fix-up

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 12:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

The future of the Christchurch Town Hall hangs in the balance as some city councillors start to doubt the point of a full repair.

Christchurch Arts Festival opens this week

Christchurch Arts Festival opens this week

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 9:29 a.m. by PRNews

Christchurch Arts Festival opens this week with a theatrical world premiere, a major exhibition on the impact of the earthquakes on people’s lives, a display of thousands of flags expressing the hopes and dreams of local children, plus sexy cabaret and opera for children.

City projects worth $43m seek consents

City projects worth $43m seek consents

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 4:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

Building activity in the city centre is picking up with 54 building consent applications for CBD projects worth $43m lodged in the past 6 weeks.

Town Hall tour by city councillors

Town Hall tour by city councillors

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 2:40 a.m. by MediaThePress

Councillors have been given a tour of the earthquake-damaged Christchurch Town Hall this morning.

Town Hall tour by city councillors

Town Hall tour by city councillors

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 2:40 a.m. by MediaStuff

Councillors have been given a tour of the earthquake-damaged Christchurch Town Hall this morning.

Central Christchurch projects pick up

Central Christchurch projects pick up

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 12:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

Building activity in central Christchurch is starting to pick up, with 54 building consent applications for CBD projects worth $43 million lodged in the past 6 weeks, according to Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.

Critical shortage of backpacker beds

Critical shortage of backpacker beds

Monday, 19 August 2013 8:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

The reopening of several inner-city hotels will provide "hundreds of in-demand beds" for tourists and businesses struggling to find accommodation in central Christchurch.

Home insurance sum insured – Auckland Herald article

Home insurance sum insured – Auckland Herald article

Monday, 19 August 2013 8:51 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Diana Clement has written a very useful article on sum insured policies in the New Zealand Herald. The article (here), Make sure your house is valued properly, is a good read as are some of the comments. .

New life for re-opened Grubb Cottage

New life for re-opened Grubb Cottage

Monday, 19 August 2013 5:30 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The GOOD Neighbourhood Challenge POP-UP fellowship in LA: the prequel

The GOOD Neighbourhood Challenge POP-UP fellowship in LA: the prequel

Monday, 19 August 2013 5:30 p.m. by GapFiller

I arrived in downtown LA today after 3 days off in the LA Hills with former Gap Filler volunteer and California native, Marcia. I had a serious case of jet lag meets cold meets aches from being squished on a plane that’s taken the last three days to shake. I still sound like I’ve eaten gravel right now and am hoping my voice is better in the morning for DAY ONE of the GOOD fellowship.

Statement from Jane Parfitt, Acting Christchurch City Council Chief Executive, on meetings to resolve rates resolutions

Statement from Jane Parfitt, Acting Christchurch City Council Chief Executive, on meetings to resolve rates resolutions

Monday, 19 August 2013 5:24 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council Acting Chief Executive Jane Parfitt met with the Department of Internal Affairs and the Office of the Auditor-General last Friday.

Our thoughts are with Seddon

Our thoughts are with Seddon

Monday, 19 August 2013 2:30 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

As a spate of quakes continues to rumble at the North of the South Island, our thoughts are with the people of Seddon. The disruption and heartache caused during these times is all too familiar for many of us. Keep strong and stick together….

Urgent action needed to get Christchurch moving

Urgent action needed to get Christchurch moving

Monday, 19 August 2013 1:53 p.m. by MeganWoods Popular

Urgent action is needed to get Christchurch moving, says Labour’s Christchurch Transport spokesperson Megan Woods.

Context Architects Appoints South Island Director

Context Architects Appoints South Island Director

Monday, 19 August 2013 11:13 a.m. by PRNews

Media Release: Context Architects

Victoria Street, City – update

Victoria Street, City – update

Monday, 19 August 2013 5:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Stage One of SCIRT wastewater works on Victoria Street between Kilmore and Peterborough Street are ahead of schedule with the road due to be reinstated to one lane southbound only from 19 August. North of Peterborough Street on Victoria Street …

D.I.C. 1909 – ‘An up-to-date Emporium’

D.I.C. 1909 – ‘An up-to-date Emporium’

Sunday, 18 August 2013 10:07 p.m. by LostChristchurch

The New Premises of the D.I.C. Cashel and Lichfield Streets, Christchurch From the ashes of the conflagration which ravaged the business heart of the city a year ago, there has arisen a wonderfully spacious and thoroughly up-to-date emporium, designed for the occupation of the extensive business undertakings of the Drapery Importing Company, firmly established in public confidence everywhere under the familiar title of the D.I.C. All the enterprise and modern ideas could suggest for the convenie ...

D.I.C. 1909 – ‘An up-to-date Emporium’

D.I.C. 1909 – ‘An up-to-date Emporium’

Sunday, 18 August 2013 10:07 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

From the ashes of the conflagration which ravaged the business heart of the city a year ago, there has arisen a wonderfully spacious and thoroughly up-to-date emporium, designed for the occupation of the extensive business undertakings of the Drapery Importing Company, firmly established in public confidence everywhere under the familiar title of the D.I.C. All the enterprise and modern ideas could suggest for the convenient carrying on of business has been incorporated with the internal arrange ...

D.I.C. Opens for Business in Cashel Street

D.I.C. Opens for Business in Cashel Street

Sunday, 18 August 2013 10:02 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

 

D.I.C. Opens for Business in Cashel Street, 1884

D.I.C. Opens for Business in Cashel Street, 1884

Sunday, 18 August 2013 10:02 p.m. by LostChristchurch

“…the advent of a new Company that will sell goods at reasonable profits for cash…” To the Editor of the Press. Dear Sir, All undertakings of a public beneficial nature, which are likely to affect the interests of others, are certain to arouse the ire and enmity of those interested, and to call forth letters with a view to injure and vilify such undertakings. In such a position is the assailment by anonymous writers of the new Direct Importing Drapery Company. There are s ...

Insurers may squirm out of as-new repairs

Insurers may 'squirm out' of as-new repairs

Sunday, 18 August 2013 8:40 p.m. by MediaStuff



New road closures New Brighton – this week 19 August

New road closures New Brighton – this week 19 August

Sunday, 18 August 2013 6:02 p.m. by Transport4chch

New road closures will be in place in New Brighton while SCIRT delivery team Fulton Hogan work on the wastewater pipe project in this area.

Know your rights

Know your rights

Sunday, 18 August 2013 5:13 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Repair or replacement to ‘as when new’ 

To Christchurch - love, the world

To Christchurch - love, 'the world'

Sunday, 18 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Why do you love Christchurch?

Works put Victoria St businesses in crisis

Works put Victoria St businesses 'in crisis'

Sunday, 18 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Retailers and small business owners in Christchurch's busy Victoria St are "in crisis" with a second major infrastructure project in their street this year about to begin.

Works put Victoria St businesses in crisis

Works put Victoria St businesses 'in crisis'

Sunday, 18 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Retailers and small business owners in Christchurch's busy Victoria St are "in crisis" with a second major infrastructure project in their street this year about to begin.

Christchurch construction outpaces Auckland

Christchurch construction outpaces Auckland

Sunday, 18 August 2013 2:26 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Non-residential building activity in Christchurch has already overtaken Auckland, even though most of the city's major rebuilding projects are yet to get under way.

Early notice of election candidates

Early notice of election candidates

Sunday, 18 August 2013 12:19 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Bob Parker won’t be standing and Lianne Dalziel now has plenty of company or competition and the voters more choice. The following alphabetically-ordered individuals have put their hats in the ring to stand as Mayor:

Lone Star mother ship celebrates opening

Lone Star 'mother ship' celebrates opening

Saturday, 17 August 2013 10:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

A party was held to mark the reopening of the Christchurch icon, the Lone Star.

EQC Spends $6,900 on “Executive Coaching” for Ian Simpson

EQC Spends $6,900 on “Executive Coaching” for Ian Simpson

Saturday, 17 August 2013 3:41 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

According to the most recent CEO expense report available at , Ian Simpson spent $6,900 on one day of “Executive Coaching”.  Why does EQC need to spend such an inordinate sum of money on Ian Simpson’s “professional development” when the EQC Ministry of Propaganda routinely churns out propaganda depicting him as some infallible being?

Police closing in on CTV taggers

Police closing in on CTV taggers

Saturday, 17 August 2013 12:39 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Christchurch police are closing in on those they believe are responsible for spraying graffiti at the site of the CTV building, where 115 people died in the February 2011 earthquake.

Surveyor calls for EQC audit

Surveyor calls for EQC audit

Saturday, 17 August 2013 11:20 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

This is an excellent piece by Martin Van Beynen at the Press explaining the appalling quality of most EQC assessments.  I commend Adrian for standing up and outlining exactly what is wrong with most EQC assessments.       Perception is more important than reality at EQC.  EQC demonstrates why central planning and government control seldom […]

Action plan for Christchurch building consents

Action plan for Christchurch building consents

Saturday, 17 August 2013 7:51 a.m. by Media3News

The Government has tackled the Christchurch building consent debacle with the release of an action plan.

EQC bullying over cash settlements

EQC 'bullying' over cash settlements

Saturday, 17 August 2013 12:05 a.m. by MediaStuff

Residents accusing the Earthquake Commission (EQC) of bullying their way out of repairs are considering a collective lawsuit to get their homes fixed.