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Call to spend land-damage payouts fixing sections

Call to spend land-damage payouts fixing sections

Monday, 17 March 2014 11:48 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Insurers want a law change so in future people are forced to use EQC land-damage payouts on fixing their sections rather than pocketing the money or spending it elsewhere.

A request to Council.

A request to Council.

Monday, 17 March 2014 8:25 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

Thank you for the Hazard Forum on the weekend.

Keeping Christchurch Moving 17th March 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 17th March 2014

Monday, 17 March 2014 7:13 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 18th March 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 18th March 2014

Monday, 17 March 2014 7:12 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News   Monday 17 March

CTV News Monday 17 March

Monday, 17 March 2014 6:54 p.m. by MediaCTV

Cycle Powered Cinema touring the North Island!

Cycle Powered Cinema touring the North Island!

Monday, 17 March 2014 5:33 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

We’ve received a number of requests from around the place from groups asking to borrow or hire our Cycle-powered Cinema. 

Christchurch Irish flock to the Bog for St Patricks Day

Christchurch Irish flock to the Bog for St Patrick's Day

Monday, 17 March 2014 4:35 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Re-opening just a week before St Patrick's Day has made for a busy day at the Bog Irish Bar.

EQC working with Christchurch City Council

EQC working with Christchurch City Council

Monday, 17 March 2014 4:21 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Rebuild Programme Presentation

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Rebuild Programme Presentation

Monday, 17 March 2014 2:45 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Rebuild Programme. Presented by Samson Samasoni, ICNZ Communications Manager

Quake floor levels under review

Quake floor levels under review

Monday, 17 March 2014 2:10 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Rebuild Programme Progress Presentation by ICNZ

Rebuild Programme Progress Presentation by ICNZ

Monday, 17 March 2014 12:45 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Popular

CanCERN and Insurance Council New Zealand facilitated a session for a small group of community leaders including look in more detail at the Canterbury Insurance Rebuild Programme progress.

Top businessman to help launch Student Volunteer Army’s 2014 campaign

Top businessman to help launch Student Volunteer Army’s 2014 campaign

Monday, 17 March 2014 12:29 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

One of New Zealand's most successful businessmen, founder of 42 Below vodka and Moa beer, Geoff Ross, will help to launch the University of Canterbury (UC) Student Volunteer Army’s 2014 campaign on campus next week.

A double eSTRESSo:- your daily coffee is a powerful drug and can even spark panic attacks

A double eSTRESSo:- your daily coffee is a powerful drug and can even spark panic attacks

Monday, 17 March 2014 10:52 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Research shows we massively underestimate caffeine's effects on our bodies and brains 

The BNZ Amazing Place playground competition

The BNZ Amazing Place playground competition

Monday, 17 March 2014 10:52 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Roger Sutton to lose his locks today for cancer research

Roger Sutton to lose his locks today for cancer research

Monday, 17 March 2014 10:24 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority chief executive Roger Sutton will have his hair shaved off today as part of Shave Week, the annual fundraiser for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer.

Recovery not just an insurance issue

Recovery not just an 'insurance issue'

Monday, 17 March 2014 9:20 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Getting People Back in their homes

Getting People Back in their homes

Monday, 17 March 2014 8:37 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Southern Response is working hard to get people home: repairing, rebuilding or paying them their insurance entitlements. This year sees our build programme ramp up and accelerate into 2015. We are solving the challenges and getting on with it.

Halswell Junction Road one way north only from McTeigue’s Rd

Halswell Junction Road one way north only from McTeigue’s Rd

Monday, 17 March 2014 7:30 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Halswell Junction Road will be one way north only from McTeigue Road to the Southern Motorway. A detour for southbound road users on Halswell Junction Rd will be in place via Springs Rd, Wilmers Rd, Awatea Rd, Dunbars Rd, Wigram …

Anglicans tell Peters to butt out

Anglicans tell Peters to butt out

Sunday, 16 March 2014 2:46 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The Anglican Church is reminding Winston Peters that ChristChurch Cathedral is its property and should not be part of talks to form a government.

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD part 141

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD part 141

Sunday, 16 March 2014 10:23 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1118 days

City council advises on DIY sandbags for Lusi

City council advises on DIY sandbags for Lusi

Saturday, 15 March 2014 6:27 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

If you didn’t manage to pick up sandbags in the Shirley/ Hills Road car park  on Saturday afternoon you could make your own to “welcome” Cyclone Lusi. This on how to make sandbags from plastic bags or hessian bags.

Homeowner EQ insurance issues

Homeowner EQ insurance issues

Saturday, 15 March 2014 5:53 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular



How Dots case was missed

How Dot's case was missed

Friday, 14 March 2014 11:15 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Dot Boyd, 85, finally got some answers from the Earthquake Commission this week as she faced another cold winter in her draughty, damaged house.

EQC waiting for us to die

EQC 'waiting for us to die'

Friday, 14 March 2014 11:13 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The boxes are still stacked up in Marlene Naish's home.

Convention centre bidding war runs out

Convention centre bidding war runs out

Friday, 14 March 2014 11:13 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The race to design and build Christchurch's new convention centre is down to one after another bidder pulled out this week, according to documents obtained by The Press.

Mayor on Library Consultation

Mayor on Library Consultation

Friday, 14 March 2014 7:41 p.m. by MediaCTV

Metservice

Metservice

Friday, 14 March 2014 7:41 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News   Friday 14 March

CTV News Friday 14 March

Friday, 14 March 2014 6:30 p.m. by MediaCTV

Heritage Grant for Riccarton House

Heritage Grant for Riccarton House

Friday, 14 March 2014 5:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Structural strengthening and maintenance work on Riccarton House can be completed following the approval of a Christchurch City Council Heritage Grant of $33,263.

Agencies prepared in case of heavy rain

Agencies prepared in case of heavy rain

Friday, 14 March 2014 5:01 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Key agencies met this afternoon to finalise preparations ahead of forecast rain over the weekend.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Friday, 14 March 2014 4:20 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Thank you.

The creative deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion. April 7 START

The creative deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion. April 7 START

Friday, 14 March 2014 1:46 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Starting on April 7, the Pallet Pavilion will be deconstructed. 

The creative deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion is underway

The creative deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion is underway

Friday, 14 March 2014 1:46 p.m. by GapFiller

Starting on April 7, the Pallet Pavilion will be deconstructed. We expect it to take 6 weeks in total but who knows – we’ve never done it before. It’s going to be done with volunteer power, which is the same way as it was built. If you’d like to volunteer to help, please scroll down […]

Congestion?

Congestion?

Friday, 14 March 2014 12:40 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

  This morning the Christchurch Transport Operations Manager (CTOC) Ryan Cooney featured on the front page of The Press in an article about traffic in the city in the coming months.

Questions and answers from CERA

Questions and answers from CERA

Friday, 14 March 2014 12:07 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

Questions asked 17 February via email to CERA. 

Preview – Central city traffic impacts for the week ahead

Preview – Central city traffic impacts for the week ahead

Friday, 14 March 2014 12:01 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users can expect delays as on major routes into the city occur and that they will busy at peak times due to the work on them so please allow extra time.

International risk expert at natural hazard forum

International risk expert at natural hazard forum

Friday, 14 March 2014 11:57 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

An international risk expert joins a line up of local specialists at Our Changing Environment, a free community forum on living with natural hazards, in Christchurch this Saturday.

Economic benefit to retaining heritage buildings

Economic benefit to retaining heritage buildings

Friday, 14 March 2014 11:03 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

CBD – Available Routes Map 22nd March – 29th March 2014

CBD – Available Routes Map 22nd March – 29th March 2014

Friday, 14 March 2014 10:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Please click here to download the network map – Available Routes Map    

Local Road and infrastructure works – Mt Pleasant

Local Road and infrastructure works – Mt Pleasant

Friday, 14 March 2014 9:38 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

McCormacks Bay Catchment and road works 20140307 McCormacks catchment overview SCIRT11107 Seawall update – Main Road 20140603 Main Road seawall update and McCormacks Bay Road, rock pile removal SCIRT10979 10655

Laydown notification for McCormacks Bay reserve

Laydown notification for McCormacks Bay reserve

Friday, 14 March 2014 9:31 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Laydown notification for McCormacks Bay reserve can be 20130310 Laydown area McCormacks Reserve, Basil Place intersection SCIRT11107

Knowing your neighbour is a piece of cake…

Knowing your neighbour is a piece of cake…

Friday, 14 March 2014 9:17 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Knowing your neighbour is a piece of cake… Over the 29th – 30th March, there will be a city-wide campaign to encouraging neighbours to get to know each other a […]

Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre & Residents Association AGM

Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre & Residents Association AGM

Friday, 14 March 2014 8:18 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

For details of our upcoming AGM please see here

Fund available for suburban centre projects

Fund available for suburban centre projects

Thursday, 13 March 2014 10:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

A fund for transitional projects in suburban centres is open for applications.

Keeping Christchurch Moving 14th March 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 14th March 2014

Thursday, 13 March 2014 7:31 p.m. by MediaCTV

Canterbury Wizard a city icon

Canterbury Wizard a city icon

Thursday, 13 March 2014 3:57 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Brownlee: No evidence VIP get priority

Brownlee: No evidence VIP get priority

Thursday, 13 March 2014 2:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Works Notice McCormacks Bay

Works Notice McCormacks Bay

Thursday, 13 March 2014 2:11 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Please see here for notice of a laydown in McCormacks Bay reserve due to road works20130310 Laydown area McCormacks Reserve, Basil Place intersection SCIRT11107

Agencies prepare city for forecast extreme weather

Agencies prepare city for forecast extreme weather

Thursday, 13 March 2014 11:55 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council, Civil Defence and key agencies are putting precautions in place ahead of forecast rain over the weekend.

Reid Stiven: How is EQC doing?

Reid Stiven: How is EQC doing?

Thursday, 13 March 2014 11:51 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

Reid Stiven from the EQC talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about how things are going with EQC and how he feels they are dealing with people's claims

Disaster management specialists to learn from Chchs earthquakes

Disaster management specialists to learn from Chch's earthquakes

Thursday, 13 March 2014 11:18 a.m. by PRNews Popular

A group of Asian specialists involved in disaster management will be based at the University of Canterbury (UC) for more than a week to gain lessons from Christchurch’s earthquake experiences.

Focus on older wood burners this winter

Focus on older wood burners this winter

Thursday, 13 March 2014 11:17 a.m. by GovtECAN Popular

This winter, homeowners with wood burners which are 15 or more years old will be under the spotlight as Environment Canterbury continues its commitment to protecting the community’s health by cleaning up Canterbury air.

EQC flagged prominent claimants as sensitive

EQC flagged prominent claimants as 'sensitive'

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 11:55 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission told staff to flag claimants who were television personalities and sports stars, documents show.

A Visit to the Suburbs and a Parting Nor’ Wester

A Visit to the Suburbs and a Parting Nor’ Wester

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 10:41 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

CTV News   Wednesday 12 March

CTV News Wednesday 12 March

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 9:08 p.m. by MediaCTV

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Keeping Christchurch Moving 13th March 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 13th March 2014

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 9:03 p.m. by MediaCTV

Has EQC prioritised VIPs, Politicians, TV and Sports Stars insurance claims ahead of the elderly and vulnerable?

Has EQC prioritised VIP's, Politicians, TV and Sports Stars insurance claims ahead of the elderly and vulnerable?

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 8:49 p.m. by WeCAN Popular

Have EQC prioritised VIP's, Politicians, TV and Sports Stars insurance claims ahead of the elderly and vulnerable?! !

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Four: Anchornomics

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Four: Anchornomics

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:17 p.m. by BarnabyBennett Popular

“Is this what you meant?”

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three and a Half: The Cathedral

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three and a Half: The Cathedral

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:16 p.m. by BarnabyBennett Popular

The battle for the Cathedral marches on. It struck me late last year how incredibly sad it will be if the current cathedral is destroyed because the idea of an empty flat site right in the heart of the city fills me with dread. So my preferences for the Cathedral are:

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three: The River Project

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three: The River Project

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:15 p.m. by BarnabyBennett Popular

by Barnaby Bennett