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700 new state homes for Chch

700 new state homes for Chch

Friday, 31 May 2013 10:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $170 million project to replace 700 earthquake-damaged Housing New Zealand homes in Christchurch has been launched.

700 new state homes for Christchurch

700 new state homes for Christchurch

Friday, 31 May 2013 10:26 a.m. by MediaStuff

A $170 million project to replace 700 earthquake-damaged Housing New Zealand homes in Christchurch has been launched today.

Day 829 - office closed till Wednesday

Day 829 - office closed till Wednesday

Friday, 31 May 2013 10:00 a.m. by addingtonaction

Addington Action office has now closed for a break and will reopen on Wednesday 5 June.

Minister sets out achievements since quake

Minister sets out achievements since quake

Friday, 31 May 2013 9:59 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says much progress has been made towards rebuilding the city in the 1000 days since the earthquake on 4 September 2010.

700 new homes announced for Christchurch

700 new homes announced for Christchurch

Friday, 31 May 2013 9:58 a.m. by NickyWagner

“This is the biggest Government house building programme in Christchurch’s history. It amounts to a new house being built every working day from now until the end of 2015. It will increase housing supply, provide hundreds of jobs and reinforce the momentum of the Government’s earthquake recovery effort,” Dr Smith says.

1000 days since the first Earthquake! WECAN

1000 days since the first Earthquake! WECAN

Friday, 31 May 2013 8:43 a.m. by WeCAN Popular

It is a good time to sit back and reflect on Christchurch’s earthquake recovery since September 2010.

Heritage Event in 2013 recognises value of city’s past

Heritage Event in 2013 recognises value of city’s past

Friday, 31 May 2013 8:41 a.m. by GovtCCC

The Council today agreed to hold a smaller Heritage event later this year and re-launch Heritage Week in 2014.

EQC - Update to the Canterbury FAQs page for multi-unit buildings

EQC - Update to the Canterbury FAQs page for multi-unit buildings

Friday, 31 May 2013 7:16 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC have updated their Canterbury FAQs page. The information that has been added is:

Landowner says take the money

Landowner says 'take the money'

Friday, 31 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch property developer who settled for millions of dollars less than he hoped for in "soul-destroying" Government land acquisitions is urging other central-city landowners to take the money.

Building a sign of Kaiapoi progress

Building a sign of Kaiapoi progress

Friday, 31 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Nearly three years - and exactly 1000 days - after the first devastating earthquake tore through Kaiapoi, the rebuild of the town has "picked up pace".

1000 days since first Chch quake

1000 days since first Chch quake

Thursday, 30 May 2013 10:54 p.m. by Media3News

AA Insurance progress update

AA Insurance progress update

Thursday, 30 May 2013 9:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Rocky on a road trip to Mt Hutt

Rocky on a road trip to Mt Hutt

Thursday, 30 May 2013 4:41 p.m. by PRNews Popular

1000-day anniversary of Christchurch quake

1000-day anniversary of Christchurch quake

Thursday, 30 May 2013 4:02 p.m. by MediaHerald

Tomorrow marks 1000 days since the first devastating earthquake hit Christchurch.The magnitude 7.1 earthquake on September 4, 2010 caused widespread damage to the city but was soon overshadowed by the deadly magnitude 6.3 quake...

Christchurch Red Zoned Building owners Block Parties….

Christchurch Red Zoned Building owners Block Parties….

Thursday, 30 May 2013 3:44 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

I saw an interesting comment from a respected building owner a few days ago.  Unfortunately they must remain unnamed. The comment went like this:

Speech - Opening of Parklands Hospital, Papanui Rd, 30 May 2013

Speech - Opening of Parklands Hospital, Papanui Rd, 30 May 2013

Thursday, 30 May 2013 3:09 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

Lianne Dalziel

Record approvals see building costs soar

Record approvals see building costs soar

Thursday, 30 May 2013 1:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch has had the most new home approvals for five years, while those in surrounding districts are the highest on record as house construction surges.

Record approvals see building costs soar

Record approvals see building costs soar

Thursday, 30 May 2013 1:31 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch has had the most new-home approvals for five years, while those in surrounding districts are the highest on record as house construction surges.

Strong progress made in CBD purchases

Strong progress made in CBD purchases

Thursday, 30 May 2013 12:03 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

100 responses in 1000 days of action

100 responses in 1000 days of action

Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:51 a.m. by GerryBrownlee Featured Popular

Regional taskings of NZ Response Teams

Regional taskings of NZ Response Teams

Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:42 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

 

Help us reach the most in need

Help us reach the most in need

Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:36 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Friday marks 1000 days since the first quake

Friday marks 1000 days since the first quake

Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:28 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Road Closure – Colombo Street – From the 4th of June

Road Closure – Colombo Street – From the 4th of June

Thursday, 30 May 2013 10:25 a.m. by Transport4chch

Colombo Street from Purchase Street to near Bealey Avenue will closed to traffic from the 4 June 2013 while SCIRT replace the wastewater system.

Hoon Hay Road – Northbound Closure from the 4th June

Hoon Hay Road – Northbound Closure from the 4th June

Thursday, 30 May 2013 9:42 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

SCIRT are undertaking road stabilisation work from the week commencing 4 June 2013, for approximately one week.

CERA releases more information on red zone extension

CERA releases more information on red zone extension

Thursday, 30 May 2013 8:21 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Further details have been released on criteria for extensions to the deadline given to homeowners in Christchurch's red xone to move out of quake-damaged properties.

Quake city providing the gold that Australia doesnt have

Quake city providing the gold that Australia doesn't have

Thursday, 30 May 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Canterbury handyman Eng Chuan Tang thought of making Australia his permanent home after hearing stories about its endless opportunities and a job market that was "paved with gold".

Tears and rage after school closure news

Tears and rage after school closure news

Thursday, 30 May 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

It's the same Phillipstown School playground in Christchurch that Mr Smith once enjoyed in the 1970s - with most of his extended whanau.

How far have we come since Sept 2010?

How far have we come since Sept 2010?

Thursday, 30 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

How far have we come since Sept 2010?

How far have we come since Sept 2010?

Thursday, 30 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Hopes quake recovery will offset discontent

Hopes quake recovery will offset discontent

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 11:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government will be banking on a flourishing earthquake recovery by election time overriding any short-term discontent in Canterbury, political commentators say.

Holidays in Auckland

Holidays in Auckland

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 11:18 p.m. by nathanvaughan

Auckland is a city of the North Island, New Zealand. It is one of the most beautiful and popular cities in the New zealand. Due to its location in the center of the Bay of Auraki, Today the city is the most important port in the country. Commercial activities has given rise to the industrial production with a very diverse industries including chemical, mechanical, glass, textiles, paper mills, sugar mills, assembly of motor vehicles. There are lots of things to do and see in Auckland. The ...

school closure decision worse than expected

school closure decision worse than expected

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 10:06 p.m. by PRNews

18 months living in a garage

18 months living in a garage

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 7:25 p.m. by Media3News

It's six degrees in Christchurch now, heading towards zero, a cold that can cut right through you descending in the dark.

Families shattered by Christchurch school closures

Families shattered by Christchurch school closures

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 7:18 p.m. by MediaHerald

Andrew Smith hoisted daughter Serenity into air after the school bell today, a mural of her young, smiling face painted on a playground wall behind her.

Hey Minister, leave those kids alone!

Hey Minister, leave those kids alone!

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 4:30 p.m. by GlennLivingstone

 

Decisions announced on 19 Christchurch schools

Decisions announced on 19 Christchurch schools

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 3:24 p.m. by GovtMOE Featured Popular

Ministry release:

Christchurch asset sales should be explored

Christchurch asset sales should be explored

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 1:57 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Media Release: Beehive

Christchurch school mergers announced

Christchurch school mergers announced

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 1:44 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Tears, shock as Chch school mergers announced

Tears, shock as Chch school mergers announced

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 1:44 p.m. by Media3News

There were tears and shock today as around 700 students from across Christchurch learnt they would lose their schools in 2014.

Residential Advisory Service progressing well

Residential Advisory Service progressing well

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 12:46 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Road Closure – Pages Road – From the 10th June

Road Closure – Pages Road – From the 10th June

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 10:18 a.m. by Transport4chch

 

Website Changes

Website Changes

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 8:20 a.m. by Transport4chch

 

Canterbury recovery insurance report

Canterbury recovery insurance report

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 8:18 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Decision day for 19 Christchurch schools

Decision day for 19 Christchurch schools

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 7:26 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Christchurch school spared from merger

Christchurch school spared from merger

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 7:26 a.m. by MediaHerald

South New Brighton School has been saved in Christchurch.Ministry of Education staff have just met with the school.The original interim decision was for South New Brighton School to merge with Central New Brighton School.However,...

Magnitude 3.5 earthquake shakes Christchurch

Magnitude 3.5 earthquake shakes Christchurch

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 7:05 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Housing seen as biggest risk

Housing seen as biggest risk

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Bid to rebuild home a nightmare

Bid to rebuild home a nightmare

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Fewer fighting insurance firms

Fewer fighting insurance firms

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Canterbury achieves health targets in key areas

Canterbury achieves health targets in key areas

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 9:34 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

 

Red zone residents get details about extension

Red zone residents get details about extension

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 7:36 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Christchurch red zone residents who meet specific criteria can seek an extension of up to six months to the settlement date for their Crown offer.

Consultation on Enduring Power of Attorney

Consultation on Enduring Power of Attorney

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 6:51 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Fern Room, The Atrium, 455 Hagley Avenue Time: June 18 10am – 12 noon Description: The Minister for Senior Citizens is holding a public consultation meeting in Christchurch on the topic of enduring power of attorney. In 2008, the …

Day 825 - Marsden Whitby turns up to help

Day 825 - Marsden Whitby turns up to help

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 3:35 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

 

Canterbury claims bill over $7 billion

Canterbury claims bill over $7 billion

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 3:05 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Insurance Council says insurers have paid out more than $7 billion as it settles Canterbury earthquake claims.