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Quake land damage case goes to high court

Quake land damage case goes to high court

Monday, 22 July 2013 11:28 a.m. by MediaRNZ

A judicial review of the red zoning of earthquake damaged land is underway in the High Court in Christchurch.

Wellington staff in late today

Wellington staff in late today

Monday, 22 July 2013 10:50 a.m. by GovtEQC

Quake repairs: Five tips for homeowners

Quake repairs: Five tips for homeowners

Monday, 22 July 2013 10:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

Quake live chat with a GNS scientist

Quake live chat with a GNS scientist

Monday, 22 July 2013 9:24 a.m. by MediaStuff

A GNS earthquake expert is in the newsroom answering your questions about the series of significant quakes that have been rattling the top of the South Island and Wellington.

Central New Zealand earthquake: claims advice

Central New Zealand earthquake: claims advice

Monday, 22 July 2013 9:19 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Lower North Island earthquake: claims advice

Lower North Island earthquake: claims advice

Monday, 22 July 2013 9:19 a.m. by GovtEQC

Old Waimakariri Bridge open

Old Waimakariri Bridge open

Monday, 22 July 2013 7:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

The Old Waimakariri bridge opened earlier than scheduled due to repair work being completed ahead of time. The bridge reopened at 6am Saturday 20 July.

A symbol for a bullish city

A symbol for a bullish city

Sunday, 21 July 2013 11:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

Wealthy Cantabrians have donated more than $100,000 towards a symbol of hope for the city.

Complex red-zoner High Court case opens

'Complex' red-zoner High Court case opens

Sunday, 21 July 2013 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch red-zoners fighting the Government's "abuse of power" have reached the High Court.

Seddon Earthquake

Seddon Earthquake

Sunday, 21 July 2013 9:03 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

For Wellington

For Wellington

Sunday, 21 July 2013 8:30 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

It has been a hard day for many of you. Like other forms of strife, being in the centre of it creates a perspective few others can truly appreciate. Hopefully the night will be quiet and sleep comes quickly. Take a couple of days off and celebrate the fact that the worst didn’t happen.

Day 881 - earthquke survival 101

Day 881 - earthquke survival 101

Sunday, 21 July 2013 5:50 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

There has been a swarm of quakes on the main fault line in the sea bed between the South Island and Wellington in the last 24 hours.

Day 881 - earthquake survival 101

Day 881 - earthquake survival 101

Sunday, 21 July 2013 5:50 p.m. by addingtonaction

There has been a swarm of quakes on the main fault line in the sea bed between the South Island and Wellington in the last 24 hours.

Here is some experience learnt in Christchurch if you get hit by a really big one.

Good luck if it goes to custard.

Vacant section owners take EQC to court

Vacant section owners take EQC to court

Sunday, 21 July 2013 4:00 p.m. by Media3News

Angry Christchurch red zoners are taking on the Government in a significant court case beginning tomorrow.

Housing as a Human Right

Housing as a Human Right

Sunday, 21 July 2013 3:57 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

his post is based on the Tenants Protection Association (Christchurch) Rental Survey 2013. (See).  This is my summary, but I urge you to read the report for yourselves.

Community Update 10 July 2013

Community Update 10 July 2013

Sunday, 21 July 2013 2:53 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Didn’t really need this one – read here about the major slip on  yesterday.

South Island still being reshaped

South Island still being reshaped

Saturday, 20 July 2013 11:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

The South Island is still buckling and shifting to the rhythms of the earth nearly three years after titanic seismic forces began reshaping Canterbury.

Transitional centre deemed a hazard

Transitional centre deemed a hazard

Saturday, 20 July 2013 10:04 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The article did not say why the centre in particular was a hazard but the other places were deemed hazards because of potential flooding. Parts of the city are lower than they were before the quakes and are more prone to flooding.

Love and Loss at the Silver Grid

Love and Loss at the Silver Grid

Saturday, 20 July 2013 1:13 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Alfred and May Burn’s ‘Silver Grid’ at 107 Manchester street, just south of Tuam street, was a boarding house and amusement parlour. In October 1909, the front portion of the ground floor was occupied by slot machines, a billiard room, and a temperance bar and eating house.

The Spanish Beauty and the Beast – The Silver Grid Murder

The Spanish Beauty and the Beast – The Silver Grid Murder

Saturday, 20 July 2013 1:13 p.m. by LostChristchurch

For £55, reports The Press in 1909, an Antipodean may travel to London and back via the Cape, and secure a very pleasant holiday. “Twopenny tubes and penny buses are to be hailed in preference to taxis, and champagne chicken suppers are not to be on the daily menu, but a traveller could live and do fairly handsomely at a rate of a little over £3 per week.” French aviator and inventor Louis Blériot has, in July 1909, flown the English Channel for the first time in man’s history. ...

The Spanish Beauty and the Beast – The Manchester St Murder

The Spanish Beauty and the Beast – The Manchester St Murder

Saturday, 20 July 2013 1:13 p.m. by LostChristchurch

For £55, reports The Press in 1909, an Antipodean may travel to London and back via the Cape, and secure a very pleasant holiday. “Twopenny tubes and penny buses are to be hailed in preference to taxis, and champagne chicken suppers are not to be on the daily menu, but a traveller could live and do fairly handsomely at a rate of a little over £3 per week.” French aviator and inventor Louis Blériot has, in July 1909, flown the English Channel for the first time in man’s history. ...

Residents happily ever after stories

Residents' 'happily ever after' stories

Saturday, 20 July 2013 11:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

Residents live happily ever after

Residents live 'happily ever after'

Saturday, 20 July 2013 11:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

Some insurance premiums doubling

Some insurance premiums doubling

Saturday, 20 July 2013 8:55 a.m. by Media3News

Sweeping changes to the way New Zealanders buy their insurance have seen some homeowners' premiums more than double.

Cambridge Terrace at Montreal Street – closure

Cambridge Terrace at Montreal Street – closure

Saturday, 20 July 2013 8:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Montreal Street/Cambridge Terrace intersection: one week starting Saturday 20 July: Cambridge Terrace at the Montreal St intersection will be closed to through traffic. Traffic will be unable to turn into Montreal Street from Cambridge Terrace for the duration of work. …

Fletchers eye Christchurch CBD projects

Fletchers eye Christchurch CBD projects

Saturday, 20 July 2013 8:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

Old Waimakariri Bridge open again

Old Waimakariri Bridge open again

Saturday, 20 July 2013 5:57 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Old Waimakariri Bridge is open again from 6am on Saturday after earthquake repair works were completed earlier than expected.

Warning against land grab in city

Warning against land grab in city

Friday, 19 July 2013 11:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is being warned against "confiscating" land as it tries to break a development deadlock in Christchurch's City Mall.

Old Waimakariri Bridge to reopen early

Old Waimakariri Bridge to reopen early

Friday, 19 July 2013 6:46 p.m. by Transport4chch

Temple set to burn

Temple set to burn

Friday, 19 July 2013 6:16 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Temple for Christchurch, an art installation and community mental health project, is set to burn. The all volunteer-built installation will be open to the public from September 1 - 14 at the site of the former Convention Centre and will go up in flames on September 21 at the Motukarara Racecourse.

CDHB rescues heritage building - Whakatata House

CDHB rescues heritage building - Whakatata House

Friday, 19 July 2013 6:14 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The finishing touches are being put to one of the few Christchurch city heritage buildings to survive the quakes.

CanCERN Newsletter #92 - 19 July 2013

CanCERN Newsletter #92 - 19 July 2013

Friday, 19 July 2013 6:00 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

Red-zoners take Govt to court

Red-zoners take Govt to court

Friday, 19 July 2013 5:20 p.m. by Media3News

A key post-quake Government policy will be tested in court today.

Ridgecrest NZ Limited v IAG in the High Court and Court of Appeal: Sarah’s Summary

Ridgecrest NZ Limited v IAG in the High Court and Court of Appeal: Sarah’s Summary

Friday, 19 July 2013 4:58 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

 A policy of insurance between Ridgecrest NZ Ltd (Ridgecrest) and IAG New Zealand Ltd (IAG) provided replacement cover for sudden and accidental loss of, or damage to, the business assets of the insured with a limit of liability for each “happening”. Ridgecrest commenced proceedings against IAG, seeking the estimated costs of all repairs necessary to restore the building to its pre-earthquake condition, after each of the earthquakes.

SCIRT – Traffic Update for the 21 July

SCIRT – Traffic Update for the 21 July

Friday, 19 July 2013 3:00 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

July 19: CCC Submisison

July 19: CCC Submisison

Friday, 19 July 2013 2:30 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Filler, Greening the Rubble and Life in Vacant Spaces made a joint submission to CCC’s 3-year plan recently. CCC has proposed a 30% cut to the budget line where funding for these three initiatives comes from.

July 19: CCC Submission

July 19: CCC Submission

Friday, 19 July 2013 2:30 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler, Greening the Rubble and Life in Vacant Spaces made a joint submission to CCC’s 3-year plan recently. CCC has proposed a 30% cut to the budget line where funding for these three initiatives comes from. This submission was written and presented by Dr Ryan Reynolds (Chair, Gap Filler Trust and Strategic Advisor to [...]

CCC Submission

CCC Submission

Friday, 19 July 2013 2:30 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler, Greening the Rubble and Life in Vacant Spaces made a joint submission to CCC’s 3-year plan recently. CCC has proposed a 30% cut to the budget line where funding for these three initiatives comes from. This submission was written and presented by Dr Ryan Reynolds (Chair, Gap Filler Trust and Strategic Advisor to […]

Chair report for Gap Filler Trust 2012/2013

Chair report for Gap Filler Trust 2012/2013

Friday, 19 July 2013 2:11 p.m. by GapFiller

Click here to download pdf of Ryan Reynolds’ Chair report for Gap Filler Trust for 2012/3 (April – March).

July 19: Chair report for Gap Filler Trust 2012/2013

July 19: Chair report for Gap Filler Trust 2012/2013

Friday, 19 July 2013 2:11 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

FORUM: ‘All about Social Anxiety’

FORUM: ‘All about Social Anxiety’

Friday, 19 July 2013 1:24 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Everyone can relate to feeling anxious before giving a presentation, asking someone out on a date or going to a job interview. But for people who experience Social Anxiety there is an intense and on-going fear of being scrutinised and negatively evaluated by others. This can happen in even the most seemingly non-threatening day-to-day situations, such as ordering food in a restaurant, signing one’s name in public or getting on a bus.

Super 15 Rugby – AMI Stadium – Saturday 20 July- Plan your journey to avoid delays

Super 15 Rugby – AMI Stadium – Saturday 20 July- Plan your journey to avoid delays

Friday, 19 July 2013 1:00 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Temporary traffic management will be in place on Saturday 20th July for the Crusaders vs Reds game at AMI Stadium.

Cardboard cathedral damaged by rain

Cardboard cathedral damaged by rain

Friday, 19 July 2013 12:50 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The transitional cardboard cathedral in Christchurch has been damaged by recent rain.

Quake near Oxford

Quake near Oxford

Friday, 19 July 2013 12:03 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Warning against land grab in city

Warning against land grab in city

Friday, 19 July 2013 11:53 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government is being warned against "confiscating" land as it tries to break a development deadlock in Christchurch's City Mall.

Cardboard cathedral damaged by rain

Cardboard cathedral damaged by rain

Friday, 19 July 2013 11:35 a.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Christchurch Reimagined: Dancing in Dry July

Christchurch Reimagined: Dancing in Dry July

Friday, 19 July 2013 11:20 a.m. by TourismChCh Popular

 

How did quake repairs go on your home?

How did quake repairs go on your home?

Friday, 19 July 2013 10:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

Fletchers EQR is overseeing the repairs of about 80,000 homes damaged by Canterbury's earthquakes.

Have you had your quake repairs done?

Have you had your quake repairs done?

Friday, 19 July 2013 10:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

Fletchers EQR is overseeing the repairs of about 80,000 homes damaged by Canterbury's earthquakes.

Earthquake Recovery Minister Brownlee heads to San Francisco

Earthquake Recovery Minister Brownlee heads to San Francisco

Friday, 19 July 2013 10:39 a.m. by MediaHerald

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee is off to San Francisco on Sunday for a series of meetings relating to both his earthquake and transport portfolios.Mr Brownlee will call on the mayors of San Francisco and Los Angeles...

Hazard notices for quake-damaged houses

Hazard notices for quake-damaged houses

Friday, 19 July 2013 10:10 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Earthquake-damaged houses in Christchurch at risk of severe flooding are having hazard notices placed on their land. The Star has learned five properties have hazard notices placed on their titles which alert potential buyers that...

Soggy Cardboard Cathedral nothing to be worried about

Soggy Cardboard Cathedral 'nothing to be worried about'

Friday, 19 July 2013 9:57 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Heavy rain shouldn't be a concern to Christchurch's Cardboard Cathedral now the roof has been completed.Chunks of the cardboard pipes have had to be cut away and replaced after becoming sodden with recent bad weather.Anglican...

Earthquakes unveil window into past

Earthquakes unveil window into past

Friday, 19 July 2013 9:52 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Govt plan urged for post-rebuild Christchurch

Govt plan urged for post-rebuild Christchurch

Friday, 19 July 2013 8:26 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Main Road, Sumner – Night time road closure from Sunday 28 July

Main Road, Sumner – Night time road closure from Sunday 28 July

Friday, 19 July 2013 7:54 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Main Road, Sumner will be closed nightly from Sunday 28 July until Friday 2 August between the hours of 10:30pm to 5:30am.