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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.

Busy Christchurch gains 22 migrants a day

Busy Christchurch gains 22 migrants a day

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

Christchurch is welcoming 22 migrants a day.

Photo Tour of Cathedral Square Christchurch - Post Earthquakes

Photo Tour of Cathedral Square Christchurch - Post Earthquakes

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 5:55 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

Christchurch CBD reopened to the public at the end of June 2013. This was after being cordoned off to the public since the 6.3 magnitude earthquake in February 2011. A walk through Cathedral Square on the 24th July 2013 revealed massive gaps were buildings have fallen. Christchurch Cathedral still stands in ruins and ongoing demolitions continue in the area.



















Coastal Pathway project gets a boost from Fulton Hogan

Coastal Pathway project gets a boost from Fulton Hogan

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by CoastalPathway

The 6.5 km Coastal Pathway from Ferrymead to Sumner has received a welcome boost thanks to a $250,000 contribution from construction company Fulton Hogan. The company is rebuilding the causeway across McCormack’s Bay and as part of that project it …

The Implications of a Wellington Scenario

The Implications of a Wellington Scenario

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 4:22 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

As we have often stated on this blog New Zealand is a seismic country and events in Wellington and Marlborough have recently again proved the point. (See http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10902101). Whilst we are pleased that no serious injury eventuated, Wellingtonian’s need to …

Buckleys Road – Lane Closure

Buckleys Road – Lane Closure

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 3:37 p.m. by Transport4chch

Buckleys Road at Pamela Street is reduced to one lane southbound (towards the city) for urgent sewer repair works. Delays expected – please consider alternative routes.

Wainoni Road – delays during peak hours expected

Wainoni Road – delays during peak hours expected

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 3:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

Wainoni Road – Avonside Drive to Pannell Avenue – city bound traffic lane closed and one way system in place.   This is likely to result in queuing and delays during peak hours and we recommend using alternate routes.

Urban design panel wants a bland rebuild

Urban design panel wants a 'bland' rebuild

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 2:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

A prominent property investor has criticised the panel that promotes good design for rebuilt Christchurch.

Urban Design Panel wants bland rebuild

Urban Design Panel wants 'bland' rebuild

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 2:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

A prominent property investor has criticised the panel that promotes good design for rebuilt Christchurch.

Chch quake survivors plea to Wgtn council

Chch quake survivor's plea to Wgtn council

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 2:06 p.m. by Media3News

A survivor of the Christchurch quakes has put out a heartfelt appeal to the Wellington City Council.

Lessons from Christchurch: Insurance policies and significant events

Lessons from Christchurch: Insurance policies and significant events

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 1:03 p.m. by MediaHerald

Insurance is one of the biggest business issues to emerge from the Christchurch earthquakes.It's led several businesses to consider whether they can claim under their existing policy and whether that policy is still appropriate.After...

Red zone and buyouts not illegal

Red zone and buyouts 'not illegal'

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 12:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government's decision to declare parts of Christchurch a red zone and seek to buy land was made outside of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act - but it was not illegal.
 
The third and final day of the High Court trial between the Quake Outcasts and Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and CERA chief executive Roger Sutton has seen counsel David Goddard defend the Government's decisions.
 
He told the court the CER Act provided "additional powers to ...

Quake repairs: Minor repairs, major issue

Quake repairs: Minor repairs, major issue

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

July 24: August sitters required for the Pavilion

July 24: August sitters required for the Pavilion

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 11:29 a.m. by GapFiller

It’s time to find another round of PALLET PAVILION SITTERS to Sign Up for August!!! The response so far has been wonderful and we are going to ask you, your family, your friends to keep helping us with this… Please go to the link below and take it from there. Quite simply, the money we can [...]

Outcasts options bleak

Outcasts' options 'bleak'

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A decision to make reduced red-zone offers to uninsured Christchurch landowners is contrary to earthquake recovery, a court has been told.

Quake repairs: Its been a shambles

Quake repairs: It's been a shambles

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

$1m win for red-zoner

$1m win for red-zoner

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch woman who planned to raid her pension to build a new home can now afford the ultimate upgrade after winning $1 million in Bonus Bonds.

$1m win for older red-zoner

$1m win for older red-zoner

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch woman who planned to raid her pension to build a new home can now afford the ultimate upgrade after winning $1 million in Bonus Bonds.

$1m win for elderly red-zoner

$1m win for elderly red-zoner

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch woman who planned to raid her pension to build a new home can now afford a big upgrade after winning $1 million in Bonus Bonds.

New base isolators for Christchurch building

New base isolators for Christchurch building

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 4:17 a.m. by MediaStuff

Base isolators have been around since the 1970s in New Zealand, helping reduce the impact of earthquakes on buildings, but a new Christchurch building is going a step further.

Urban Design Panel wants bland rebuild

Urban Design Panel wants 'bland' rebuild

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 2:26 a.m. by MediaStuff

A prominent property investor has criticised the panel that promotes good design for rebuilt Christchurch.

Home Sum Insured Package

Home Sum Insured Package

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 10:40 p.m. by pacsol

 

Earthquake Assessment Service for Wellington

Earthquake Assessment Service for Wellington

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 9:40 p.m. by avonsidechch

EQC have publicised a house assessment programme Quakecheck, that uses services offered by the New Zealand Master Builders Federation and Certified Builders Association and is available anywhere in the Wellington city area. The purpose of the programme is to assess the risk an earthquake will pose to your house. The cost is $160 (see here for cost information and inspection details), and it is

Earthquake information for Wellingtonians.

Earthquake information for Wellingtonians.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 9:35 p.m. by avonsidechch

EQC, Civil Defence and other agencies produce a range of information sources that are useful pre and post earthquake. New Zealand’s highly variable geography and geology means that the information is of a general nature. For those who want to do a bit of research on earthquake preparedness for a city with some characteristics similar to Wellington, the San Francisco area offers a range of useful

Day 883 - site plan revision

Day 883 - site plan revision

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 9:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Max Capocaccia, the architect sent through the revised site plans for 124 Garlands Rd earlier today.

The council planner wanted the area for car parking to be clearly marked on the site plan.

Thanks Max for all your help.

Court hears red zone options bleak

Court hears red zone options 'bleak'

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 6:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

A decision to write off Christchurch's worst-affected land has been labelled ''de facto compulsory acquisition''.

Temporary Ferrymead Bridge resurfacing – from 28 July – night works only

Temporary Ferrymead Bridge resurfacing – from 28 July – night works only

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 4:42 p.m. by Transport4chch

Resurfacing will be carried out on Ferrymead Bridge from 8pm Sunday 28th July. The bridge will be reduced to one lane with a stop/go traffic system in place between 8pm and 6am for approximately two weeks.  The footpath on the bridge will …

Stadium design economics: an art or a science?

Stadium design economics: an art or a science?

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 4:27 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

Bealey Ave, Richmond – reduced lanes eastbound & road closures in vicinity

Bealey Ave, Richmond – reduced lanes eastbound & road closures in vicinity

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 3:32 p.m. by Transport4chch

SCIRT contractor Downer are currently repairing the wastewater system in the Lower Richmond area. Work is about to begin on the wastewater system on Bealey Avenue and Champion Street. The works will start around 24 July 2013. Eastbound traffic on Bealey …

Wellington Earthquake Assessment Service

Wellington Earthquake Assessment Service

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 3:26 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Riverlaw Terrace – partial closure this week

Riverlaw Terrace – partial closure this week

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 3:21 p.m. by Transport4chch

Part of Riverlaw Terrace, St Martins, will be closed to road traffic from Wednesday this week (24 July) as SCIRT team City Care works on the gravity wastewater pipe. The road closure will run between 234 Riverlaw Terrace and Beckford …

Riverlaw Terrace – partial closure

Riverlaw Terrace – partial closure

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 3:21 p.m. by Transport4chch

Part of Riverlaw Terrace, St Martins, will be closed to road traffic from Wednesday this week (24 July) as SCIRT team City Care works on the gravity wastewater pipe. The road closure will run between 234 Riverlaw Terrace and Beckford …

Day 883 - co-op buy

Day 883 - co-op buy

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 1:54 p.m. by addingtonaction

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

Bananas 33
Apples 24
Kiwi 22
Lemons 11
Broccoli 18
Leeks 18
Carrots 22
Onions 37
Oranges 1 bin

Record number of migrants moving to Christchurch

Record number of migrants moving to Christchurch

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 12:33 p.m. by Media3News

The long expected post-quake boom of migrant workers has finally begun in Christchurch, with new records being set for the number of people moving in from overseas.

Quake repairs: EQR totally incompetent

Quake repairs: EQR 'totally incompetent'

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Quake repairs: EQC totally incompetent

Quake repairs: EQC 'totally incompetent'

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

To the Survivors of the Cook Strait Earthquakes

To the Survivors of the Cook Strait Earthquakes

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 11:11 a.m. by DebDonnell

How to cope with overwhelm and fear from the Cook Strait Earthquakes If you have experienced the Cook Strait Earthquakes (Seddon and Wellington) then you are a survivor! I am a survivor of the 2010-2011 Christchurch Earthquakes and offer you 7 tips on how to cope with your disaster. Your current experiences are stirring up [...]