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Confusion over Chch building consents

Confusion over Chch building consents

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:04 p.m. by Media3News

Building and construction industry players in Christchurch are anxiously awaiting the outcome of Gerry Brownlee's meeting with the city council.

Brownlee: Chchs problems go way back

Brownlee: Chch's problems go way back

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 3:34 p.m. by Media3News

Canterbury Earthquake Minister Gerry Brownlee says Christchurch City Council's problems with building consents are now unacceptable.

Chch suburbs to get faster internet

Chch suburbs to get faster internet

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 3:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch ultrafast broadband (UFB) provider Enable has finalised which suburbs will be hooked up over the next year.

A word from SCIRT on McCormacks Bay Road

A word from SCIRT on McCormacks Bay Road

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 1:02 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

For an update on the Causeway works see 

International reinsurers sign up to EQC

International reinsurers sign up to EQC

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 11:24 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Durham Street North one lane from 8 July

Durham Street North one lane from 8 July

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 10:34 a.m. by Transport4chch

Durham Street North will be reduced to one lane from 8 July due to works in the area, in particular around Armagh and Gloucester Streets. Road users are advised to expect delays and where possible consider alternative routes. Further information …

Christchurch builders welcome consents shake-up

Christchurch builders welcome consents shake-up

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 9:10 a.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council has lost its ability to approve building consents after International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) revoked the council's accreditation yesterday morning.

The decision follows a one month period in which the council were told by the IANZ to improve their consenting process.

Speaking on Firstline this morning, Brent Metrick of building company Stonewood ...

Christchurch Transitional (Cardboard) Cathedral

Christchurch Transitional (Cardboard) Cathedral

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Day 862 - Tenants Protection Association Rental Survey Report

Day 862 - Tenants Protection Association Rental Survey Report

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 7:37 a.m. by addingtonaction

A survey carried out by Tenants Protection Association (ChCh) on rent increases and housing conditions has found that .

"Tenants can't afford to pay for power bills, food, petrol, or going to the doctor. They can't afford to find more suitable housing or save anything for a house deposit because their rents keep going up. Above all, tenants feel stressed, worried, depressed and fearful of the future," says Helen Gatonyi, manager of TPA.

"Enough is enough… it's time for this governm ...

Sum Insured update – AA Insurance’s guidelines for Canterbury homeowners (and the rest of the country)

Sum Insured update – AA Insurance’s guidelines for Canterbury homeowners (and the rest of the country)

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

AA Insurance have added a whole set of Q&As to their website for Cantabrians, to assist in coming to grips with the new method of insuring houses.  As AA Insurance seem to be the trendsetters for sum insured house policies, the information on their site will be good background material for those insured with other companies. Useful reading too for homeowners outside Canterbury, particularly those in earthquake or flood hazard areas.

Editorial: Christchurch penalty a lesson for all councils

Editorial: Christchurch penalty a lesson for all councils

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

The rest of the country long ago grew wary of complaints from the Christchurch City Council that it was excluded from decisions on the city's reconstruction. A Government-appointed authority may have been given the leading role in the revival but the council kept responsibility for building consents. Now it has lost even that role.

EQC negotiates $3.25b in reinsurance cover

EQC negotiates $3.25b in reinsurance cover

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission will pay an unprecedented $160 million for increased reinsurance cover for the 2013-14 year.

Govt to move on consent debacle

Govt to move on consent debacle

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is stepping in to solve the Christchurch City Council consenting debacle, with a crisis meeting being held today to discuss intervention options.

Govt mum on frame money

Govt mum on frame money

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government will spend over 80 per cent of the money allocated to the new "frame" around the central city on land purchases.

Consents: Marryatt must front

Consents: Marryatt must front

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council chief executive Tony Marryatt needs to front up on the council's consenting issues after the Government announced it was stepping in, a city business leader says.

Consents: Marryatt needs to front up

Consents: Marryatt needs to front up

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council chief executive Tony Marryatt needs to front up on the council's consenting issues after the Government announced it was stepping in, a city business leader says.

EQC - Timeframe for settlement of under $15,000 claims

EQC - Timeframe for settlement of under $15,000 claims

Monday, 1 July 2013 11:25 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC update - Canterbury FAQs

EQC update - Canterbury FAQs

Monday, 1 July 2013 11:17 p.m. by avonsidechch

The change involves the addition of a new section on cash settlements where claims are under $15,000.  You can find them toward the bottom of the page, or click on the link just below to continue reading them on the blog.

Passing on free red-zone houses in Christchurch

Passing on free red-zone houses in Christchurch

Monday, 1 July 2013 8:11 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Family homes in Christchurch are being given away for free. Why? While the red zone is uninhabitable, some of the homes in it aren't.

Govt will propose solutions to consenting issue

Govt will propose solutions to consenting issue

Monday, 1 July 2013 5:05 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Christchurch residents now free to roam red zone

Christchurch residents now free to roam red zone

Monday, 1 July 2013 12:18 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch residents are now free to roam the CBD following the lifting of the red zone cordon yesterday.

Christchurch city council loses accreditation

Christchurch city council loses accreditation

Monday, 1 July 2013 10:17 a.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council has confirmed it has lost the right to grant building consents.

Chch council will continue to grant consents

Chch council will continue to grant consents

Monday, 1 July 2013 10:17 a.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council is promising to continue to provide all building consent services, despite having its accreditation revoked.

Christchurch Council reeling over consent decision

Christchurch Council reeling over consent decision

Monday, 1 July 2013 10:17 a.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council is promising to continue to provide all building consent services, despite having its accreditation revoked.

Christchurch school launches legal battle

Christchurch school launches legal battle

Monday, 1 July 2013 10:16 a.m. by MediaHerald

A Christchurch school has today launched a last-ditch legal battle in a desperate bid to stay open.

Council consents: Critically important that process is sped up

Council consents: 'Critically important' that process is sped up

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:58 a.m. by MediaHerald

Cabinet ministers Gerry Brownlee and Chris Tremain will travel to Christchurch on Wednesday to try and broker a deal with Christchurch City Council over the building consent problems that are slowing the earthquake rebuild.International...

Christchurch council loses consent accreditation

Christchurch council loses consent accreditation

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:58 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Christchurch City Council has lost its ability to approve building consents.International Accreditation New Zealand this morning issued a decision revoking the council's accreditation as a building consents authority.The drastic...

Red zone cordons lifted - Defence Force stood down

Red zone cordons lifted - Defence Force stood down

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:49 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The final red zone fences have been removed from the centre of Christchurch, and the Defence Force has been officially dismissed from its deployment in the city.

Madras Street – Work starts today

Madras Street – Work starts today

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Madras Street will be reduced to one lane between Kilmore Street and Salisbury Street. Work begins today and will continue for approximately 2 months. Parking will not be available next to the work area. One side of the street will …

Madras Street – Work starts Monday 1 July

Madras Street – Work starts Monday 1 July

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Madras Street will be reduced to one lane between Kilmore Street and Salisbury Street. Work begins today (1 July) and will continue for approximately 2 months. Parking will not be available next to the work area. One side of the …

Fitzgerald and Bealey Avenue – Lane Closures from Monday 1 July

Fitzgerald and Bealey Avenue – Lane Closures from Monday 1 July

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Lane restriction from Whitmore Street (the south end of Hills Road) onto Fitzgerald Avenue for approximately four weeks. Southbound traffic will be down to one lane past the worksite. As a result, the Bealey Avenue right turning lanes will be reduced …

Fitzgerald and Bealey Avenue – Lane Closures from today

Fitzgerald and Bealey Avenue – Lane Closures from today

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Lane restriction from Whitmore Street (the south end of Hills Road) onto Fitzgerald Avenue for approximately four weeks. Southbound traffic will be down to one lane past the worksite. As a result, the Bealey Avenue right turning lanes will be reduced …

Park Terrace – Work starts today

Park Terrace – Work starts today

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to the unfavourable weather conditions work was delayed on Park Terrace and has started today. A lane closure will be in place on Park Terrace allowing Northbound traffic only. A detour route will be in place for southbound traffic …

Park Terrace – Work starts Monday 1 July

Park Terrace – Work starts Monday 1 July

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to the unfavourable weather conditions work was delayed on Park Terrace and has started today (1 July). A lane closure will be in place on Park Terrace allowing Northbound traffic only. A detour route will be in place for …

Park Terrace – Lane Closure

Park Terrace – Lane Closure

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

A lane closure will be in place on Park Terrace allowing Northbound traffic only. A detour route will be in place for southbound traffic during stage one and stage three. Stage one: Salisbury Street–Durham Street North–Kilmore Street. Stage two: Two-way …

Kaiapoi has high housing hopes

Kaiapoi has high housing hopes

Monday, 1 July 2013 8:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

After the earthquakes left 1000 Kaiapoi homes red-zoned, business owners could be forgiven for feeling uncertain about their future.

Why subdivision could save river town

Why subdivision could save river town

Monday, 1 July 2013 8:44 a.m. by MediaStuff

Gloucester Street bridge, Central City – Closed to all vehicles

Gloucester Street bridge, Central City – Closed to all vehicles

Monday, 1 July 2013 8:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to a structural issue staff engineers have recommended that the bridge be closed to vehicular traffic for urgent repairs. Christchurch City Council Transport and Greenspace Unit Manager John Mackie says, “In the interest of the health and safety of …

Green Stitch

Green Stitch

Monday, 1 July 2013 5:31 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

Urban Archipelago

Urban Archipelago

Monday, 1 July 2013 5:29 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

Green Buffer

Green Buffer

Monday, 1 July 2013 5:18 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

Linear Corridor

Linear Corridor

Monday, 1 July 2013 5:14 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

Extending the Retail Precinct

Extending the Retail Precinct

Monday, 1 July 2013 5:11 a.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

US investors look at stadium

US investors look at stadium

Monday, 1 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

United States investors could help cover the multi-million dollar shortfall for a covered stadium in Christchurch.

US investors look at stadium

US investors look at stadium

Monday, 1 July 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

United States investors could help cover the multi-million dollar shortfall for a covered stadium in Christchurch.

Brownlee opposes bait to quit city

Brownlee opposes bait to quit city

Monday, 1 July 2013 12:05 a.m. by MediaStuff

Gerry Brownlee says he does not want people being encouraged to leave Christchurch, admitting his "surprise" that a Government entity was doing exactly that.

Only at EQC and new contact details

Only at EQC and new contact details

Sunday, 30 June 2013 6:34 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

I often feel as if I am beating a dead horse, but the things that happen at EQC are beyond the inexplicable.  Yesterday, I learned that EQC had sent thousands of e-mails to claimants in multi unit buildings telling them essentially that their claim is on hold because of the tremendous “complexity” of their claim.  Incidentally, many months ago I mentioned on this blog that EQC placed multi dwellings, and anything else that was not a multi dwelling but anyone might conceivab ...

Christchurch red zone cordon finally lifted

Christchurch red zone cordon finally lifted

Sunday, 30 June 2013 6:23 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The final cordon around Christchurch's quake-damaged city centre was lifted today, bringing to an end the Defence Force's longest-ever domestic deployment.Hundreds gathered as the last barrier to the CBD red zone was officially...

Defence Force ceremony to mark 857 days service

Defence Force ceremony to mark 857 days service

Sunday, 30 June 2013 5:33 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Defence Minister Dr  Jonathan Coleman have paid tribute to members of the New Zealand Defence Force for their dedicated service to Christchurch on the eve of their longest ever domestic deployment.

Day 860 - CKA takes on landscaping

Day 860 - CKA takes on landscaping

Sunday, 30 June 2013 3:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

The (CKA) often sends volunteers to help Addington Action with quake recovery work.

is a state in southern India.

To help get Garlands Rd depot up and running, CKA has taken responsibility for doing all of the landscaping work needed on the site over the next few months.

Today 7 CKA members came at 11.30 to carefully spread tree mulch around the existing planting of native shrubs on the road frontage. They have also offered to turn up during the 4 week build of the pole ba ...

Soldiers farewelled from central city

Soldiers farewelled from central city

Sunday, 30 June 2013 2:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

The last remaining members of the New Zealand Defence Force were farewelled in Christchurch today.

Defence staff farewelled from central city

Defence staff farewelled from central city

Sunday, 30 June 2013 2:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

The last remaining members of the New Zealand Defence Force were farewelled in Christchurch today.

Christchurch residents urged to say thanks

Christchurch residents urged to say thanks

Sunday, 30 June 2013 11:41 a.m. by MediaHerald

People in Christchurch are being urged to turn out to thank the Defence Force for its service in the city.The Army will end its 857 days of running the cordons, as they finally come down today.This afternoon around 120 members...

Soldiers thanked as Chch cordon lifted

Soldiers thanked as Chch cordon lifted

Sunday, 30 June 2013 7:44 a.m. by Media3News

More than 100 Defence Force personnel who aided the rebuild following the Christchurch earthquakes will be congratulated during a public ceremony today.

Defence Force ceremony to mark 857 days service

Defence Force ceremony to mark 857 days service

Saturday, 29 June 2013 11:45 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Signing course key to the world of the deaf

Signing course key to the world of the deaf

Saturday, 29 June 2013 11:05 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Do you know someone who is deaf but have difficulties communicating with them? The local branch of the Deaf Association is running a New Zealand sign language evening course once a week for six weeks starting on Thursday, August 1. …

One Man’s Trouble With Fletchers

One Man’s Trouble With Fletchers

Saturday, 29 June 2013 5:09 p.m. by EQCTruths

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qlTmwMepTYM

Sumner surf club demolished

Sumner surf club demolished

Saturday, 29 June 2013 4:45 p.m. by Media3News

The Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club's building was taken down today, and locals can look forward to a stylish replacement.

Contingency plan for consents process

Contingency plan for consents process

Saturday, 29 June 2013 7:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

Government officials are preparing a contingency plan in case the Christchurch City Council is stripped of its consenting powers.