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Economic effects of quakes likely to last for years

Economic effects of quakes likely to last for years

Saturday, 22 June 2013 7:11 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The financial consequences of Canterbury's catastrophic earthquakes look set to continue for years.

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Saturday, 22 June 2013 1:05 a.m. by MediaStuff

Get ready to pick up the tab for an $11 million insurance mistake by Christchurch City Council.

Media attention quickens action

Media attention quickens action

Saturday, 22 June 2013 12:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

An elderly woman sits in her quake-damaged home for nearly a year - through two snowstorms - without adequate heating.

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Saturday, 22 June 2013 12:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

Get ready to pick up the tab for an $11 million insurance mistake by Christchurch City Council.

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Saturday, 22 June 2013 12:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

Get ready to pick up the tab for an $11 million insurance mistake by Christchurch City Council.

Proposed alcohol policy affects suburbs too

Proposed alcohol policy affects suburbs too

Friday, 21 June 2013 11:51 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Part of the inner city, known as the Inner City Entertainment Precinct, will have a 3am closing time.

Lianne Dalziel seeks Mayoralty

Lianne Dalziel seeks Mayoralty

Friday, 21 June 2013 11:25 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch East MP Lianne Dalziel has finally announced that she is seeking the Christchurch Mayoralty in October. But unlike a previous politician who sought the mayoralty in 2010, she won’t try to do two jobs. She plans to resign her …

Know where you stand - a new EQC webpage

Know where you stand - a new EQC webpage

Friday, 21 June 2013 10:54 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Know where you stand is a new webpage aimed at providing very basic statistical information on the progress EQC has made, and what is happening in EQC’s programme of contacting all claimants. The information is not particularly breath stopping however the page may become a means of finding out what is happening, or scheduled to happen. For instance the page advises that this week EQC is

Class Action Suit Against EQC and Fletchers

Class Action Suit Against EQC and Fletchers

Friday, 21 June 2013 4:52 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

My Time in Christchurch

My Time in Christchurch

Friday, 21 June 2013 4:46 p.m. by EQCTruths

My time in Christchurch was interesting yet sad.  I enjoyed meeting with claimants and helping answer questions about EQC and Fletchers, but it also saddened me to see many people unavoidably suffering at the hands of inept bureaucracy.  Everyone knows that a rebuild following a devastating series of earthquakes takes time.  Unfortunately, many of the delays in the residential rebuild stem from human error and idiocy.  Ultimately, the unnecessary delays will stifle economic a ...

Invest Christchurch Newsletter - Issue 8 - June 2013

Invest Christchurch Newsletter - Issue 8 - June 2013

Friday, 21 June 2013 4:08 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Canterbury Maps workshops hit the right button

Canterbury Maps workshops hit the right button

Friday, 21 June 2013 3:47 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Environment Canterbury has been offering workshops in response to unprecedented demand after the new Canterbury Maps website was launched in April.

Road Closure Update as of 3.45pm

Road Closure Update as of 3.45pm

Friday, 21 June 2013 2:50 p.m. by Transport4chch

Based on information received from Maintenance crews as at 3.45pm Dyers Pass Road – from the sign of the Takahe to Govenors Bay Road – NOW OPEN Avonside Drive – Road closed from #708-830 Owles Terrace – Closed again Anzac …

Road Closure Update as of 2.45pm

Road Closure Update as of 2.45pm

Friday, 21 June 2013 2:50 p.m. by Transport4chch

Based on information received from Maintenance crews as at 3.45pm

Storms send construction staff indoors

Storms send construction staff indoors

Friday, 21 June 2013 1:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Scores of construction staff working outdoors were diverted to interior work this week as stormy weather made some building sites unsafe.

Fitzgerald Ave, Ferry Road end – Expect delays from Monday 24 June

Fitzgerald Ave, Ferry Road end – Expect delays from Monday 24 June

Friday, 21 June 2013 1:45 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users who normally travel on Fitzgerald Avenue should consider using Madras Street, particularly during peak hours to avoid excessive delays.

Red zone settlements extended

Red zone settlements extended

Friday, 21 June 2013 12:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

Almost 100 property owners who have agreed to sell their homes through the Government's buyout offer have had their settlement dates extended.

Extensions granted for Red Zone property owners

Extensions granted for Red Zone property owners

Friday, 21 June 2013 11:37 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Almost 100 property owners in the Residential Red Zone who have agreed to sell to the Crown have had their settlement dates extended.

Metro – Bus Service Update

Metro – Bus Service Update

Friday, 21 June 2013 10:01 a.m. by Transport4chch

Metro are currently monitoring the weather situation in respect of the snowfalls.

Weather and road update 10am Friday 21st June 2013

Weather and road update 10am Friday 21st June 2013

Friday, 21 June 2013 10:01 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Latest forecasts advise snow is expected to ease off this morning, turning to showers and hail this afternoon. Further snow is possible overnight and tomorrow morning.

Road Closure Update as of 10am

Road Closure Update as of 10am

Friday, 21 June 2013 10:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Based on information received from Maintenance crews as at 0800am Dyers Pass Road – from the sign of the Takahe to Govenors Bay Road Avonside Drive – Road closed from #708-830 Owles Terrace – Road closed between Pages Road and …

CTV victims passion for baking kept alive

CTV victim's passion for baking kept alive

Friday, 21 June 2013 8:40 a.m. by MediaHerald

When Lesley Thomson died in the CTV building on February 22, 2011, her daughter Alex, lost one of her best friends.But Alex McBryde, 27, has kept her mother's passion for baking alive and made sure she baked her heart out in memory...

A little, big building

A little, big building

Friday, 21 June 2013 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

The Carlton Hotel, an iconic Christchurch watering hole on the corner of Bealey Avenue and Papanui Road, will soon reopen its doors.

Road Closure Update as of 8am

Road Closure Update as of 8am

Friday, 21 June 2013 6:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Based on information received from Maintenance crews as at 0800am

Govt convention centre deal on cards

Govt convention centre deal on cards

Friday, 21 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has struck a deal with the city council that will see a new convention centre built in Christchurch without the need for any ratepayer funding,  understands.

City rebuild offsets drought impact

City rebuild offsets drought impact

Friday, 21 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury rebuild may be keeping the New Zealand economy's head above water.

Council claims building consents progress

Council claims building consents progress

Thursday, 20 June 2013 6:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council staff say they have reduced their controversial building consents' backlog.

New IRD office shows Govts commitment to the city

New IRD office shows Govt's commitment to the city

Thursday, 20 June 2013 5:00 p.m. by PRNews Popular

New Inland Revenue office shows Government’s commitment to Christchurch: McClay

New EQC appointees announced

New EQC appointees announced

Thursday, 20 June 2013 4:39 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Three new people have been appointed to the Earthquake Commission. Sir Maarten Wevers will take up the role of chairman from 1 August.

Deal lays framework for stunning Christchurch

Deal lays framework for 'stunning' Christchurch

Thursday, 20 June 2013 4:20 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Christchurch councillors have voted on how the cost of the city's rebuild will be split between the council and the Government, but are keeping the result secret ahead of a joint announcement next week.

TEMPORARY REPAIRS AND WINTER WEATHER

TEMPORARY REPAIRS AND WINTER WEATHER

Thursday, 20 June 2013 4:17 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Road Closure Update as of 4pm

Road Closure Update as of 4pm

Thursday, 20 June 2013 4:13 p.m. by Transport4chch

Avonside Drive – Road closed from #708-830

Strong quake rattles West Coast

Strong quake rattles West Coast

Thursday, 20 June 2013 4:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake has struck the West Coast this afternoon, as Mother Nature continues her siege on the South Island.

Strong earthquake on West Coast

Strong earthquake on West Coast

Thursday, 20 June 2013 3:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

A 4.2 earthquake has struck the West Coast this afternoon, as Mother Nature continues her siege on the South Island.

Whitmore Street/ Fitzgerald and Bealey Avenues – expect delays next week

Whitmore Street/ Fitzgerald and Bealey Avenues – expect delays next week

Thursday, 20 June 2013 1:58 p.m. by Transport4chch

Lane restrictions from Whitmore St (the south end of Hills Road) onto Fitzgerald Ave for three weeks.

Christchurch store benefits from hard slog

Christchurch store benefits from hard slog

Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch fabric and homewares retailer Bolt of Cloth has rebounded from the earthquakes and is now launching a new flagship store in Auckland as part of its expansion.

Homewares retailer spreading its wings

Homewares retailer spreading its wings

Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch fabric and homewares retailer Bolt of Cloth has rebounded from the earthquakes and is now expanding, launching a new flagship store in Auckland and in Christchurch moving to a bigger site at The Tannery in Woolston.

Day 850 - free home repairs process tweak

Day 850 - free home repairs process tweak

Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:45 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Addington Action has been fixing quake damaged uninsured homes in South Christchurch for free.

New Earthquake Commission board members

New Earthquake Commission board members

Thursday, 20 June 2013 11:21 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

$500k donation to assist rebuild Cholmondeley

$500k donation to assist rebuild Cholmondeley

Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:48 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release:Cholmondeley Children’s Centre

Dalziel plans informed approach to rebuild

Dalziel plans informed approach to rebuild

Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:47 a.m. by Media3News

Lianne Dalziel says as mayor she'll be able to work with both Labour and National governments on the Christchurch rebuild.

Day 850 - ComCare Trust Job Connect

Day 850 - ComCare Trust Job Connect

Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:30 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

As of today, any person with mental health issues wishing to volunteer with Addington Action will first need to go see on Lincoln Rd phone 377 2903 and be referred to Addington Action.

ComCare Trust - Job Connect with great kindness and experience specialises in assisting people recovering from mental illness to return to the work force.

Addington Action does not have the time or expertise to provide support but ComCare Trust - Job Connect does. Safety issues are very important fo ...

Scoping Earthquake Damage

Scoping Earthquake Damage

Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:17 a.m. by FletcherEQR

Home for Christmas

Home for Christmas

Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:17 a.m. by FletcherEQR

The Repair Process

The Repair Process

Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:17 a.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

QEII between Travis & Marshland West bound lanes open, east bound detoured as at 11.00am

QEII between Travis & Marshland West bound lanes open, east bound detoured as at 11.00am

Thursday, 20 June 2013 8:52 a.m. by Transport4chch

Duration of restrictions not known at this time.

Day 850 - Podio to sponsor Addington Action

Day 850 - Podio to sponsor Addington Action

Thursday, 20 June 2013 8:30 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Landscape is temporary

Landscape is temporary

Thursday, 20 June 2013 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Labour expects a tough by-election

Labour expects a tough by-election

Thursday, 20 June 2013 5:29 a.m. by Media3News

Neighbours urged to share quake info

Neighbours urged to share quake info

Thursday, 20 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission is hoping to tap claimants' neighbourly spirit as it tackles some of its most complex cases.

Construction jobs on the decline in city

Construction jobs on the decline in city

Thursday, 20 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An online jobs report is revealing a puzzling dip in the number of construction jobs in Canterbury from a year ago.

Government may act on city mall impasse

Government may act on city mall impasse

Thursday, 20 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has stepped into the battle to build on a prime Christchurch shopping block and is threatening to use its emergency earthquake powers to break the development deadlock.

Christchurch Arts Festival programme launched

Christchurch Arts Festival programme launched

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:52 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

The full programme for the 2013 Christchurch Arts Festival has been released featuring more than 50 events spread across five weeks from 22 August to 22 September.

Check roads on website before travelling

Check roads on website before travelling

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 7:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Day 849 - simply awesome

Day 849 - simply awesome

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 7:16 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

Engagement underway with owners in Innovation Precinct

Engagement underway with owners in Innovation Precinct

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 3:46 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular