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Council bound to deliver government vision of new CBD

Council bound to deliver government vision of new CBD

Thursday, 27 June 2013 4:17 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

27 June 2013 MEDIA STATEMENT

The Peoples’ Voice – “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” – join us!

The Peoples’ Voice – “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” – join us!

Thursday, 27 June 2013 3:51 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

The time has come for Cantabrians to begin to look at what is happening in Christchurch more collaboratively.

 

A venue has been set up so that Cantabrians can share their experiences of the Christchurch rebuild be it problems with the insurance industry, CERA, and/ or EQC. The time has come for you to have your say. Come and join a variety of speakers this Saturday and let’s ensure our voices are ...

EQC to Charge $24,320 to Provide OIA Request Response

EQC to Charge $24,320 to Provide OIA Request Response

Thursday, 27 June 2013 3:12 p.m. by WeCAN Popular

EQC have given WeCAN the option to continue on with these further investigations to get the information requested on behalf of the community. But require a payment of $24,320 to continue. 

8000 painters under Ecan scrutiny

8000 painters under Ecan scrutiny

Thursday, 27 June 2013 2:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

Environment Canterbury (Ecan) will start checks on the city's 8000 painters in August after an increase in complaints about illegal paint disposal polluting rivers.

Multi billion investment in Christchurch – great news for city

Multi billion investment in Christchurch – great news for city

Thursday, 27 June 2013 1:57 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

Presentation from a Public Meeting 22 June 2013

Presentation from a Public Meeting 22 June 2013

Thursday, 27 June 2013 1:22 p.m. by EQCTruths

Here is a presentation worth seeing, especially the slide showing that Fletchers do not provide guarantees for its work. 

Anchor projects bill totals $4.8 billion

Anchor projects bill totals $4.8 billion

Thursday, 27 June 2013 12:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

A major funding announcement has revealed $4.8 billion will be invested in Christchurch's rebuild - $2.9b from the Crown and $1.9b from the city council.

Crown and Council agree recovery costs

Crown and Council agree recovery costs

Thursday, 27 June 2013 12:06 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

40,000 homes waiting for EQC repairs

40,000 homes waiting for EQC repairs

Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:47 a.m. by MediaThePress

Authorities are halfway through fixing 80,000 earthquake-damaged Canterbury homes, the Government says.

Crown and Council agree recovery costs

Crown and Council agree recovery costs

Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:39 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Canterbury home rebuild half done: Govt

Canterbury home rebuild half done: Govt

Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:37 a.m. by MediaStuff

Authorities are halfway through fixing 80,000 earthquake-damaged Canterbury homes, the Government says.

EQC home repair programme hits half way

EQC home repair programme hits half way

Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:31 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Earthquake Commission's home repair programme has hit the half-way mark, with the completion of repairs to 40,000 damaged houses.

SBS eyes Auckland market

SBS eyes Auckland market

Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:15 a.m. by MediaStuff

SBS Bank bosses are planning to expand into the Auckland housing market.

Community halls may reopen soon

Community halls may reopen soon

Thursday, 27 June 2013 10:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

Six community facilities closed because they fall significantly below the current building code may soon be re-opened.

Temporary bus shelters for Northlands Mall

Temporary bus shelters for Northlands Mall

Thursday, 27 June 2013 10:48 a.m. by Transport4chch

Temporary shelters are being put in place outside Northlands Shopping Centre to keep bus users dry while construction of the new super stop is completed.

Home repairs hit halfway milestone

Home repairs hit halfway milestone

Thursday, 27 June 2013 10:42 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Home repairs hit halfway milestone

Home repairs hit halfway milestone

Thursday, 27 June 2013 9:24 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

The latest news in St Albans

The latest news in St Albans

Thursday, 27 June 2013 8:29 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Find out why some people are laughing their heads off in St Albans, especially on Sundays, in the July edition of St Albans News. And why people like living in St Albans. Download from here. Deliveries of the print edition …

Christchurch Council votes to commit $9.9m towards the Coastal Pathway

Christchurch Council votes to commit $9.9m towards the Coastal Pathway

Thursday, 27 June 2013 6:50 a.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

On the 25th june, 2013, at a Christchurch City Council meeting, councillors voted unanimously to commit $9.9m towards the coastal pathway project to begin being spent immediately. $750,000 has been allocated for improvements along the current Causeway rebuild.

Post-quake struggles underlined

Post-quake struggles underlined

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 11:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury is slowly recovering socially and culturally after the earthquakes, but a "clear and significant minority" is still struggling.

Minority still struggling post-quake

Minority still struggling post-quake

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 11:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury is slowly recovering socially and culturally after the earthquakes, but a "clear and significant minority" is still struggling.

Represent your city at the 2013 local body elections

Represent your city at the 2013 local body elections

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 8:20 p.m. by GovtCCC

Passionate, civic-minded Christchurch residents considering standing in October’s local body elections are invited to a series of candidates’ information sessions beginning Thursday 4 July.

Earthquake damaged Port Hills tracks reopened

Earthquake damaged Port Hills tracks reopened

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 8:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council is pleased to announce the reopening of four tracks that were damaged by the earthquakes.

Day 856 - a happy co-op

Day 856 - a happy co-op

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 8:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

The confidence of co-op members in running the co-op is rising in leaps and bounds.








Weltschmerz

Weltschmerz

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 7:02 p.m. by EQCTruths

 

Term 3 Evening Courses @ MHAPS

Term 3 Evening Courses @ MHAPS

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 4:48 p.m. by AnxietySupport

A Term 3 programme @ MHAPS

A Term 3 programme @ MHAPS

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 4:48 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Mindfulness Are you affected by: Racing thoughts? Feeling flustered? Being unable to relax? A short concentration span?   Learn how to be content in the ‘Now’ with Tim Wilson. Mindfulness provides ways to calm your mind.  If thoughts of earthquakes, work, relationships or life are stressing you out, then this course with teach you great...

New MHAPS Wellbeing Workshops!

New MHAPS Wellbeing Workshops!

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 3:20 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Thousands of residents still being treated for post-quake stress

Thousands of residents still being treated for post-quake stress

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 2:18 p.m. by MediaHerald

Young people are easily getting jobs on the Canterbury rebuild, but thousands of residents are still being treated for post-earthquake stress, the latest Canterbury Wellbeing Index data reveals.

Gloucester Street bridge, Central City closed to all vehicles as at 26 June

Gloucester Street bridge, Central City closed to all vehicles as at 26 June

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 2:15 p.m. by Transport4chch

The bridge will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists.

Stadium, centre details soon

Stadium, centre details soon

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 2:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

An announcement on the proposed Christchurch sports stadium and convention centre is imminent, an industry leader says.

Chch cordon to go on Sunday

Chch cordon to go on Sunday

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 2:00 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The cordon around Christchurch's central city rebuild zone will be completely lifted on Sunday afternoon.

Road closures as at 9.45am, 26 June as a result of recent flooding

Road closures as at 9.45am, 26 June as a result of recent flooding

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 9:45 a.m. by Transport4chch

Avonside Drive – 750 Avonside Drive to Kerrs Road CLOSED Owles Terrace – Opened at 9.15am

Index sets the scene for recovery

Index sets the scene for recovery

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 9:38 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

CERA is releasing the Canterbury Wellbeing Index which tracks the progress of the social recovery across greater Christchurch and a number of indicators.

Build communities, not just subdivisions

Build communities, not just subdivisions

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 9:10 a.m. by MediaThePress

 Unless we do something about urban sprawl right now, through better planning, Christchurch will become an even more congested, chaotic and expensive place to live.

08Gloucester Street bridge, Central City – Closed to all vehicles

08Gloucester Street bridge, Central City – Closed to all vehicles

Wednesday, 26 June 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 …

Quake stress hits home in Hurunui

Quake stress hits home in Hurunui

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 8:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

Hurunui became home to hundreds of displaced Cantabrians after the earthquakes, but a lack of recognition and support from authorities is pushing the district's stress levels over the edge, a new report says.

Flooding forces family out of their home - again

Flooding forces family out of their home - again

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 11:44 p.m. by MediaStuff

Every time it rains heavily it feels like Groundhog Day for the Byrne family - the water rises, their house floods and they have to leave.

Tax relief for quake-affected to be extended

Tax relief for quake-affected to be extended

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 6:51 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Government will roll over tax relief measures to support business and residents after the Christchurch earthquakes.

Avon-Otakaro Network Review

Avon-Otakaro Network Review

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 5:01 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

(AvON) needs your help. We’re about to review what we’re doing, and we need to know what YOU want from and expect of us.

Road closures as at 3pm, 25 June

Road closures as at 3pm, 25 June

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 3:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Avonside Drive – 750 Avonside Drive to Kerrs Road. Owles Terrace – currently OPEN but expected to be CLOSED at high tide this afternoon

Christchurch shoppers continue to spend

Christchurch shoppers continue to spend

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 1:43 p.m. by PRNews

Release: Statistics New Zealand

New Brighton Project Newsletter June 2013

New Brighton Project Newsletter June 2013

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 1:39 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

 

Change of luck for earthquake victim

Change of luck for earthquake victim

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 1:23 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release:  Palliside Weatherboards

Canterbury shoppers boost coffers

Canterbury shoppers boost coffers

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 12:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

Strong spending growth in Christchurch's retail and hospitality sectors in the past year and lower national spending growth have pushed Christchurch ahead of national spending figures.

From Ian Simpson

From Ian Simpson

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 12:35 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Months ago, my blog informed everyone that EQC had placed multi dwellings on hold. 

Community Update 23 June 2013

Community Update 23 June 2013

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 12:16 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

This is what you can get at the Mobile Library every Monday 10am to 12 noon at the Mt Pleasant Community Centre car park McCormack’s Bay Road. Last week a little bit of rain didn’t stop Emily 4yrs and Jasmine 2yrs from visiting the library to get their books! While they were there they called into the and had a great time, not to mention eating the fresh baking Ali and Jan had prepared.  For more details of   

June Floods, Storms and the New Zealand Response Teams

June Floods, Storms and the New Zealand Response Teams

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 11:46 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

 

Road closures as at 11am, 25 June

Road closures as at 11am, 25 June

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 11:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Avonside Drive – 750 Avonside Drive to Kerrs Road

Crime is top woe for red-zone neighbours

Crime is top woe for red-zone neighbours

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Crime and personal wellbeing are significant concerns for Christchurch residents living on the fringe of the residential red zone, new research shows.

Rebuild tours replace gawkers

Rebuild tours replace gawkers

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians are being urged to embrace earthquake tourism, despite many residents becoming fed up with people "rubbernecking" at their damaged houses.

New supermarket will be more high end

New supermarket will be 'more high end'

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Countdown Ferrymead supermarket will reopen next Easter, more than three years after being written off by the earthquakes.

Rebate for homes built in city

Rebate for homes built in city

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Developers will be given a financial incentive to build homes rather than shops or offices within Christchurch's four avenues.

Crime is top woe for red-zone residents

Crime is top woe for red-zone residents

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Crime and personal wellbeing are significant concerns for Christchurch residents living on the fringe of the residential red zone, new research shows.

$50m carpe diem fund for rebuild projects

$50m 'carpe diem' fund for rebuild projects

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council plans to go into more debt to set up a $50 million "carpe diem" fund for community rebuild projects.

CERA update - Community Issues and Questions

CERA update - Community Issues and Questions

Monday, 24 June 2013 9:45 p.m. by avonsidechch

CERA have updated their Community Issues and Questions page by adding three new questions (at the bottom of the page ). One of the questions is relevant to those who are still in the Red Zone. At this stage there are no answers available.

Edgeware Village retailers still doing it tough

Edgeware Village retailers still doing it tough

Monday, 24 June 2013 6:54 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Edgeware Village Business Group has $10,000 from the Canterbury Earthquake Appeal Trust to promote the area and encourage the 12,000+ locals to shop there, and others to visit.

June 24: Pallet Pavilion-Sitters needed for July please!

June 24: Pallet Pavilion-Sitters needed for July please!

Monday, 24 June 2013 5:46 p.m. by GapFiller

Wow! Where does the time GO? Nearly end of June and we need another round of PALLET PAVILION SITTERS to Sign Up for July!!! The response for May and June from so many of you has been wonderful but we are going to ask you, your family, your friends to keep helping us with this… Please go to the link below and take it from there.

Road closures as at 5pm, 24 June

Road closures as at 5pm, 24 June

Monday, 24 June 2013 5:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Avonside Drive – 750 Avonside Drive to Kerrs Road Owles Terrace – Seaview to Collingwood Summit Road- Dyers Pass to Gebbies Pass Road Hendersons Road – from Cashmere Road to Sparks Road