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EQCs home repair milestone reached

EQC's home repair milestone reached

Saturday, 29 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Authorities are halfway through fixing 80,000 Canterbury homes damaged by earthquakes, the Government says.

Roofed stadium to cost $506m

Roofed stadium to cost $506m

Friday, 28 June 2013 10:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

The total cost of Christchurch's proposed stadium - $506 million - has been revealed in documents leaked to The Press.

Soldiers leave Christchurch red zone

Soldiers leave Christchurch red zone

Friday, 28 June 2013 10:19 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The role of the New Zealand Defence Force in the aftermath of the devastating Christchurch earthquakes has ended.

Giving away a historic building

Giving away a historic building

Friday, 28 June 2013 7:58 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch property developer Antony Gough has a problem he hopes you might be able to solve.

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘I don’t want to live in a socie

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘I don’t want to live in a socie

Friday, 28 June 2013 6:20 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

I am thrilled that Edward Snowden leaked the information about the US government’s mammoth spying operations on ordinary people.  This is definitely worth watching if you have any interest in preserving your own personal freedom.     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yB3n9fu-rM

Lifting of the cordon - a symbolic event

Lifting of the cordon - a symbolic event

Friday, 28 June 2013 6:03 p.m. by Media3News

As the cordon around Christchurch CBD comes down, the army is leaving and residents are reacting.

Day 858 - big stockpile of food

Day 858 - big stockpile of food

Friday, 28 June 2013 5:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today, Sibash & Mike headed up the hill to Elaine's place to clean up 20 banana boxes of tinned food so they can go into storage to be used to feed volunteer workers good hearty lunches. The food had been donated from many sources since the quake including
The food includes
Elaine is co-ordinator of Friends of Addington Action and has kindly loaned a spare room to store the tinned food till the 124 Garlands Rd Depot opens.

There are also 8 cartons of dry biscuits yet to come to ...

Cordon lifts on Christchurch CBD

Cordon lifts on Christchurch CBD

Friday, 28 June 2013 4:49 p.m. by Media3News

The soldiers who have watched over Christchurch's inner city red zone for the last two and a half years clocked off for the last time today.

Park Terrace – Detour in Place from 1 July

Park Terrace – Detour in Place from 1 July

Friday, 28 June 2013 3:53 p.m. by Transport4chch

Due to the unfavourable weather conditions work was delayed on Park Terrace and will now start on the 1 July 2013. A lane closure will be in place on Park Terrace allowing Northbound traffic only. A detour route will be …

Topic Meeting: ‘Anxiety and Your Relationships’

Topic Meeting: ‘Anxiety and Your Relationships’

Friday, 28 June 2013 3:51 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Please contact our office on (03) 377 9665 or email info@anxietysupport.org.nz for more info.

Forum Meeting: ‘Dependency, Medications and More…’

Forum Meeting: ‘Dependency, Medications and More…’

Friday, 28 June 2013 3:47 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday July 3rd. A new Forum that builds on the popularity of our regular ‘Anxiety and Medications’ (also delivered by the Anxiety Disorders Unit). We are seeking to better understand the dependency issues associated with some medications. Is it simply a physical dependency that causes us to experience symptoms when some medications are withdrawn? Or...

A Term 3 Evening Course @ MHAPS

A Term 3 Evening Course @ MHAPS

Friday, 28 June 2013 3:18 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Breathing and Relaxation  Monday evenings from 6 – 7.30pm Starting 29th July Learn how to breathe and relax with Rosemary Mannering, physiotherapist   $2 contribution per session to help with course costs. Light refreshments provided. Please phone 365 9479 to reserve a place During this course you will discover how stress and anxiety are linked...

June 28: Pallet sponsors, find your name?

June 28: Pallet sponsors, find your name?

Friday, 28 June 2013 3:03 p.m. by GapFiller

The names of those of you who sponsored a pallet for a year (379 people!) are being painted on the pallets over the next week – thanks to some of our wonderful volunteers. They’re about 1/4 of the way through!  It’s a huge job!

Pallet sponsors, find your name?

Pallet sponsors, find your name?

Friday, 28 June 2013 3:03 p.m. by GapFiller

The names of those of you who sponsored a pallet for a year (379 people!) are being painted on the pallets over the next week – thanks to some of our wonderful volunteers. They’re about 1/4 of the way through!  It’s a huge job! Those of you who are to receive other rewards from Pledge […]

Red zone fences come down

Red zone fences come down

Friday, 28 June 2013 2:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

The end is nigh.

Govt fails to move promptly over CTV Building

Govt fails to move promptly' over CTV Building

Friday, 28 June 2013 2:11 p.m. by PRNews

Mr O’Rourke asked the Prime Minister in Parliament today for his response to an open letter from the Quake Families which says:

$2.9 Billion for Christchurch

$2.9 Billion for Christchurch

Friday, 28 June 2013 1:52 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

With the announcement on Thursday (27 June) John Key clarified who would be leading the various rebuild projects within the City Centre. The announcement by the government of $2.9b in addition to the Council’s $1.9b contribution will mean that there is now some clarity to how these projects can move forward. This funding brings some […]

Birmingham Drive – Completion of Works

Birmingham Drive – Completion of Works

Friday, 28 June 2013 12:50 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

The Roadworks on Birmingham Drive were completed last night. Two way traffic has been restored between Print Place to Wrights Road.

Investors line up for Chch rebuild

Investors line up for Chch rebuild

Friday, 28 June 2013 12:34 p.m. by Media3News

Investors will be champing at the bit to get a piece of Christchurch's rebuild after a $4.8 billion announcement yesterday.

Madras Street – Lane Closures from 1 July

Madras Street – Lane Closures from 1 July

Friday, 28 June 2013 12:21 p.m. by Transport4chch

Madras Street will be reduced to one lane between Kilmore Street and Salisbury Street. Work begins on the 1 July 2013 and will continue for approximately 2 months. Parking will not be available next to the work area. One side …

South frame Innovation Precinct….. and weasel words….

South frame Innovation Precinct….. and weasel words….

Friday, 28 June 2013 10:45 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

I read an interesting article in the Sunday Star Times 24 June 2013 by Rob O’Neill, it refered to weasel words.  Being in the South Frame of the Innovation Precinct, this rather resonated with me.

CTV prosecution considered by police

CTV prosecution considered by police

Friday, 28 June 2013 10:32 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Government says the police are considering mounting a prosecution following the collapse of the CTV building in Christchurch during the earthquake in February 2011.

Fitzgerald and Bealey Avenue – Lane Closures from the 1 July

Fitzgerald and Bealey Avenue – Lane Closures from the 1 July

Friday, 28 June 2013 10:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Lane restriction from Whitmore Street (the south end of Hills Road) onto Fitzgerald Avenue for approximately four weeks.

Uncovered stadium possible, Parker says

Uncovered stadium possible, Parker says

Friday, 28 June 2013 9:48 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's central-city stadium will be built without a roof if the Government cannot secure a private sector partner to work with the city council on it.

Road closures as at 9.30am, 28 June as a result of recent flooding

Road closures as at 9.30am, 28 June as a result of recent flooding

Friday, 28 June 2013 9:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Avonside Drive – 750 Avonside Drive to Kerrs Road CLOSED

Secondary schools await their turn in post-quake reorganisation

Secondary schools await their turn in post-quake reorganisation

Friday, 28 June 2013 8:56 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Secondary schools in Christchurch hope to learn within a month if they will be closed or merged in the Government's $1 billion renewal of the education system there.

Now the numbers are in, things get interesting

Now the numbers are in, things get interesting

Friday, 28 June 2013 7:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

 Most of the $4.8 billion allocated for key projects in the Christchurch rebuild will be spent on things you won't see or pay much attention to when they are fixed: sewers, drains, water pipes and roads.

Councils accreditation deadline arrives

Council's accreditation deadline arrives

Friday, 28 June 2013 5:14 a.m. by Media3News

 

City gets to decide fate of town hall

City gets to decide fate of town hall

Friday, 28 June 2013 12:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

The fate of Christchurch's Town Hall will remain in the city's hands.

Crown to buy inner city properties from council

Crown to buy inner city properties from council

Friday, 28 June 2013 12:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council has agreed to sell several central city properties to the Crown for more than $7 million.

Our job here is done, say soldiers

Our job here is done, say soldiers

Friday, 28 June 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaStuff

At 3pm today the occupation is over.

Last soldiers in central city leaving

Last soldiers in central city leaving

Friday, 28 June 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

At 3pm today the occupation is over.

CTV families want funding for legal team

CTV families want funding for legal team

Thursday, 27 June 2013 10:28 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The husband of a woman who died in the collapse of the CTV building in Christchurch says the Government should pay for a team of lawyers to help families of the victims hold someone accountable for the disaster.

Govt to pay lions share in rebuild deal

Govt to pay lion's share in rebuild deal

Thursday, 27 June 2013 8:58 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Government is to pay the lion's share of a $4.8 billion cost to rebuild earthquake-hit Christchurch's infrastructure and key CBD projects. Mayor Bob Parker thanked taxpayers for their "immense" contribution.

Transport funding investment

Transport funding investment

Thursday, 27 June 2013 4:23 p.m. by Transport4chch

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker says today’s $4.8 billion cost-sharing deal between Christchurch City Council and Crown gives the city certainty to push ahead with the rebuild of key city facilities and infrastructure.

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.