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Insurance wrangles delay city facilities

Insurance wrangles delay city facilities

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Practically all of Christchurch's most important facilities - such as libraries and pools - will be open by 2016, council bosses say.

Residential chapter to drive new era of central city living

Residential chapter to drive new era of central city living

Friday, 30 August 2013 2:35 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Exciting new opportunities are set to open up for central city living in the new rebuilt Christchurch, says Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) director Warwick Isaacs.

Campaign Launch - The Journey Begins - One City Together

Campaign Launch - The Journey Begins - One City Together

Friday, 30 August 2013 12:57 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

We’re kicking off the campaign this Sunday, and we’d love you to be part of it.

Contractors charged with stealing from quake-damaged homes

Contractors charged with stealing from quake-damaged homes

Friday, 30 August 2013 12:54 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Three young contractors have been charged over a series of burglaries and an arson in the quake-damaged Christchurch residential red zone.Andrew Michael Hunton, a 21-year-old roofer, appeared from custody at Christchurch District...

Ground Improvement Trials Brochure

Ground Improvement Trials Brochure

Friday, 30 August 2013 12:13 p.m. by GovtEQC Recommended Popular

 

Man in court charged with burglaries, arson in red zone

Man in court charged with burglaries, arson in red zone

Friday, 30 August 2013 10:47 a.m. by MediaHerald

A 21-year-old will appear in court this morning charged with the burglaries and an arson of properties in the Christchurch residential red zone.

1000th new home consented

1000th new home consented

Friday, 30 August 2013 2:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

July marked a milestone for the Canterbury rebuild, as the 1000th earthquake-related building consent was issued.

1000th new home consented

1000th new home consented

Friday, 30 August 2013 2:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

July marked a milestone for the Canterbury rebuild, as the 1000th earthquake-related building consent was issued.

Simply trusting the Crown not enough

Simply trusting the Crown 'not enough'

Friday, 30 August 2013 12:25 a.m. by MediaStuff



Day 919 - mind the gap

Day 919 - mind the gap

Thursday, 29 August 2013 10:00 p.m. by addingtonaction




Review By GRANT SMITHIES

There was a time when TV One seemed the natural home for measured, thoughtful documentaries such as this, the latest offering from Bryan Bruce, the man behind 2011's eye-opening Inside Child Poverty doco. But market forces have ravaged what was once our flagship state broadcaster, leaving it almost braindead, a fact that might raise a smile from Bruce, who examines the effects of an unrestrained free market in this fine doco and two others that w ...

Start dates delayed on 3 anchor projects

Start dates delayed on 3 anchor projects

Thursday, 29 August 2013 9:52 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Part of new Avon River precinct opens

Part of new Avon River precinct opens

Thursday, 29 August 2013 9:52 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Architect welcomes council decision to save Christchurch Town Hall

Architect welcomes council decision to save Christchurch Town Hall

Thursday, 29 August 2013 7:06 p.m. by MediaOneNews

The architect of Christchurch Town Hall says he is thrilled at the decision to save the quake damaged building.

Day 919 - Kia Kaha Christchurch !

Day 919 - Kia Kaha Christchurch !

Thursday, 29 August 2013 6:58 p.m. by addingtonaction

From Huia Minogue

"The story did make Te Awa so 3000 odd Green Party members just got this
issue.

Thanks for your contribution!"


Is six months in a garage too long?

Is six months in a garage too long?

Thursday, 29 August 2013 6:46 p.m. by Media3News

Last time they spoke to us, Sasha Bell and her husband Steve had already been living in their garage for 500 nights while they waited for EQC to come and repair the home they'd started to take apart before giving up and walking away.

So three months on it does seem fair to ask, what's going on?

John Sellwood spoke to Sasha and Steve in Woolston.


 

Is 21 months in a garage too long?

Is 21 months in a garage too long?

Thursday, 29 August 2013 6:46 p.m. by Media3News

Last time they spoke to us, Sasha Bell and her husband Steve had been living in their garage for 500 nights.

Recovery similarities between New Orleans and Chch

Recovery similarities between New Orleans and Chch

Thursday, 29 August 2013 6:34 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

A post-disaster university response expert from New Orleans, which was severely hit by Hurricane Katrina eight years ago, says he sees recovery similarities between his home town and Christchurch following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Chch CBD projects to begin this year

Chch CBD projects to begin this year

Thursday, 29 August 2013 4:46 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

All Christchurch town hall to be conserved

All Christchurch town hall to be conserved

Thursday, 29 August 2013 4:22 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Council Votes to Conserve Town Hall

Council Votes to Conserve Town Hall

Thursday, 29 August 2013 4:22 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Town Hall to be conserved

CCDU Market Update August 2013

CCDU Market Update August 2013

Thursday, 29 August 2013 4:09 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Banks Avenue closed at intersection with Coopers Road from Friday 30 August

Banks Avenue closed at intersection with Coopers Road from Friday 30 August

Thursday, 29 August 2013 4:07 p.m. by Transport4chch

SCIRT delivery team McConnell Dowell have reached the intersection of Banks and Cooper Road as part of the work to replace the damaged watermain. Works in the area will now require Banks Ave to be closed at the intersection of …

Christchurch Arts Festival  is underway!

Christchurch Arts Festival is underway!

Thursday, 29 August 2013 3:46 p.m. by NickyWagner

It’s nearly spring and in Christchurch we’re coming out of hibernation – the daffodils are coming out in the park, and there is early blossom and magnolias across the city.

Te Papa Otakaro / Avon River Precinct opened today.

Te Papa Otakaro / Avon River Precinct opened today.

Thursday, 29 August 2013 3:31 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

It is great to see today’s official opening of the first part of the Te Papa Otakaro / Avon River Precinct is a significant step forward for Christchurch’s rebuild.

Where to Complain about Human Rights Abuses

Where to Complain about Human Rights Abuses

Thursday, 29 August 2013 3:08 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Please visit the following page if you believe that EQC has breached your human rights.  WECAN are gathering evidence from specific individuals to take to the UN Office High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva.  It only takes a few minutes to fill out the form. 

First stage of first anchor project opens

First stage of first anchor project opens

Thursday, 29 August 2013 2:55 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Day 919 - Christchurch workers rally for fairness at work

Day 919 - Christchurch workers rally for fairness at work

Thursday, 29 August 2013 2:45 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

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Chch Town Hall saved by council vote

Chch Town Hall saved by council vote

Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:54 p.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council has voted to restore the city's quake-damaged Town Hall.

EQC to withdraw from credit rating

EQC to withdraw from credit rating

Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:43 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Insurance failure for Sumner assets

Insurance failure for Sumner assets

Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:01 p.m. by MediaStuff

Sumner's demolished library, community centre and museum will be replaced by a combined facility in Wakefield Ave, but there is a large gap between the likely cost and insurance proceeds.

Digger in the sky

Digger in the sky

Thursday, 29 August 2013 11:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's not every day you see diggers being hoisted onto the top of a hotel tower. 

Forced sales to begin in six weeks

Forced sales to begin in six weeks

Thursday, 29 August 2013 11:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch landowners refusing to sell property earmarked for central-city anchor projects have less than two months to finalise a deal before compulsory acquisition begins.

Christchurch scores Wellingtons tradies

Christchurch scores Wellington's tradies

Thursday, 29 August 2013 11:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

Engineers and builders are becoming harder to find in Wellington as the Christchurch rebuild gathers pace.

Chch Today: Diggers hoisted onto hotel roof

Chch Today: Diggers hoisted onto hotel roof

Thursday, 29 August 2013 11:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's not every day you see diggers being hoisted onto the top of a hotel tower. 

Forced land buy-ups in six weeks

Forced land buy-ups in six weeks

Thursday, 29 August 2013 11:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch landowners refusing to sell property earmarked for central-city anchor projects have less than two months to finalise a deal before compulsory acquisition begins.

Mt Pleasant Pottery Newsletter

Mt Pleasant Pottery Newsletter

Thursday, 29 August 2013 10:56 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

For the latest Pottery newsletter see Pottery Newsletter May2013

Construction dates set for CCDU anchor projects

Construction dates set for CCDU anchor projects

Thursday, 29 August 2013 5:46 a.m. by MediaThePress

Construction dates have been set for the city centre's eastern and southern frames, the Square and the Performing Arts Precinct - and all are expected to be completed within about three years.

Developer has big dreams for Cambridge Terrace

Developer has big dreams for Cambridge Terrace

Thursday, 29 August 2013 2:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

Stephen Collins wants to drive down Durham St in 10 years' time and ''still be really proud of what we created''.

Developer has big dreams for Cambridge Tce

Developer has big dreams for Cambridge Tce

Thursday, 29 August 2013 2:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

Stephen Collins wants to drive down Durham St in 10 years and ''still be really proud of what we created''.

Christchurch Town Hall to be saved

Christchurch Town Hall to be saved

Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:51 a.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors have voted to fully restore the earthquake-damaged Christchurch Town Hall.

Councillors vote for full Town Hall restoration

Councillors vote for full Town Hall restoration

Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:51 a.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors have voted to fully restore the earthquake-damaged Christchurch Town Hall.

Councillors vote for full Town Hall restoration

Councillors vote for full Town Hall restoration

Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:51 a.m. by MediaThePress

City councillors have voted to fully restore the earthquake-damaged Christchurch Town Hall.

Architects make plea for Town Hall restoration

Architects make plea for Town Hall restoration

Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two of the city's pre-eminent architects made personal pleas to restore the Christchurch Town Hall - the building they jointly designed.

Architects make plea for Town Hall restoration

Architects make plea for Town Hall restoration

Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:23 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two of the city's pre-eminent architects made personal pleas to restore the Christchurch Town Hall - the building they jointly designed.

Insurers may take over multi-unit claims

Insurers may take over multi-unit claims

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 10:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Insurance giant Vero is asking the Government to allow private insurers to manage all parts of certain multi-unit and shared property claims to speed up the process for thousands of earthquake claimants in Christchurch.

Journalists see town hall damage

Journalists see town hall damage

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 9:40 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Journalists have been taken on a tour of Christchurch's earthquake damaged town hall, ahead of Thursday's decision about how the building will be repaired.

Day 918 - Alistair Baty apologises

Day 918 - Alistair Baty apologises

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 8:50 p.m. by addingtonaction

Alistair Baty apologises


An update with family rejected by EQC

An update with family rejected by EQC

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 7:54 p.m. by Media3News

The Walkers have paid insurance for 59 years, but EQC said they were too late in getting their claim in for earthquake damage, and so they were told they were entitled to nothing.

Quake outcasts: Govt postpones land zoning review

'Quake outcasts': Govt postpones land zoning review

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 7:00 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Government has postponed the Christchurch Port Hills land zoning review in the wake of the High Court decision in the "Quake Outcasts'' case.In a decision released on Monday, Justice Graham Panckhurst ruled that the Government's...

Volunteers needed day and night at the Temple for Christchurch!

Volunteers needed day and night at the Temple for Christchurch!

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 5:50 p.m. by TempleforChCh

The Temple for Christchurch is set to open on the 1st of September, in time for Christchurch’s third earthquake anniversary on September 4th. Constructing a 40m long sculptural representation of an earthquake out of untreated demolition timber takes a lot of work, and in order to meet this deadline we are now working into the night! Access Man have kindly donated a light tower to help us with these final stages of construction. Volunteer hours are now 10am-10pm. There is work de-nailing, r ...

Christchurch Town Hall decision due tomorrow

Christchurch Town Hall decision due tomorrow

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 5:37 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch city councillors will decide the fate of the Town Hall at a meeting tomorrow, despite the fact that many of them are quitting.

Avonside Holdings v Southern Response [2013] NZHC 1433 – Summary by Sarah

Avonside Holdings v Southern Response [2013] NZHC 1433 – Summary by Sarah

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 4:53 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

 this case considered a dispute in respect of  a rental property in Avondale, Christchurch, insured with AMI/Southern Response. Both the plaintiff and defendant agreed that the property was damaged beyond economic repair. The homeowner wished to buy another house and the maximum amount to be paid by the insurer was the cost of rebuilding the damaged house on the present site. The property owner had accepted an offer to sell their land to the Crown  so a new house would never ...

Quake Out-Casts go to the High Court – a Summary by Sarah

Quake Out-Casts go to the High Court – a Summary by Sarah

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 4:42 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

 

Day 918 - intimidation threats against Mike Peters

Day 918 - intimidation threats against Mike Peters

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 4:36 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

 

Heritage campaigners call for Christchurch demolitions to halt

Heritage campaigners call for Christchurch demolitions to halt

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 4:31 p.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch heritage campaigners have gone to Parliament to call for a halt to the demolition of quake-hit heritage buildings.Christchurch Civic Trust campaigner Ross Gray and heritage experts Ian and Lynne Lochead appeared before...

Government postpones Port Hills announcement

Government postpones Port Hills announcement

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 4:28 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

All about stadium design

All about stadium design

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 3:56 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

Thanks to all who attended our recent breakfast seminar on the subject of stadium design economics.