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Damage resistant self-centering sliding hinge joint

Damage resistant self-centering sliding hinge joint

Friday, 15 February 2013 10:10 a.m. by GovtEQC

Media fly in for red zone tour

Media fly in for red zone tour

Friday, 15 February 2013 10:07 a.m. by MediaStuff

About 40 print, radio and broadcast journalists from around New Zealand have gathered in Christchurch ahead of the second anniversary of the devastating February 2011 quake.

Quake City reflects loss and recovery

Quake City reflects loss and recovery

Friday, 15 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Tragedy, heroism and humour were all on display at the opening of a new exhibition on Christchurch's earthquakes.

Christchurch brewery flourishing in new location

Christchurch brewery flourishing in new location

Thursday, 14 February 2013 5:43 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The multi-award-winning Three Boys Brewery is once again brewing full steam ahead following a move to prime new premises in the thriving Christchurch suburb of Woolston.

Council approves consultation on draft concept for Coastal Pathway

Council approves consultation on draft concept for Coastal Pathway

Thursday, 14 February 2013 5:06 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council today approved the draft concept plan for the proposed Christchurch Coastal Pathway to be released for community consultation, with the exclusion of the two pathway options in front of waterfront properties. They also decided to include the Sumner Esplanade section for enhancements in the draft concept plan.

Biddick Courts City Housing Units to close

Biddick Courts City Housing Units to close

Thursday, 14 February 2013 5:05 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council is today (Wednesday 14 February) closing part of the the Biddick Courts City Housing complex in Dallington with all affected residents to be offered an alternative place to live.

PHOTOS: Quake City exhibition opens in Christchurch

PHOTOS: Quake City exhibition opens in Christchurch

Thursday, 14 February 2013 5:02 p.m. by Media3News

Hundreds of Canterbury's local leaders attended the launch of an earthquake museum in central Christchurch last night.

Draft Edgeware Village Master Plan adopted for public comment

Draft Edgeware Village Master Plan adopted for public comment

Thursday, 14 February 2013 4:50 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council today approved the Draft Edgeware Village Master Plan to be released for public comment. The Council-led Plan has been prepared to support the recovery and rebuild of Edgeware's village centre in response to the damage caused by the earthquakes.

Day 721 - Aylmer St job begins

Day 721 - Aylmer St job begins

Thursday, 14 February 2013 4:33 p.m. by addingtonaction

This morning Stu and Mike back on the Aylmer St free repair job for an elderly lady. Today tackling the loose roof nails. Lots of hammering, replacing roofing nails and putting silicon sealant on every nail head. The place is leaking causing mold in the rooms which is very bad for health.

Microsoft helps non-profit organisations in Chch

Microsoft helps non-profit organisations in Chch

Thursday, 14 February 2013 12:46 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and Microsoft New Zealand today announced a joint project in Christchurch to strengthen the technology capability of 50 not-for-profit organisations - some badly affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.

Billions still to be spent on Christchurch roads

Billions still to be spent on Christchurch roads

Thursday, 14 February 2013 11:59 a.m. by Media3News

Road workers are less than a third of the way through repairs to Christchurch roads and transport infrastructure.

EQC supported ‘Quake City’ exhibition opens tonight

EQC supported ‘Quake City’ exhibition opens tonight

Thursday, 14 February 2013 10:54 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

A Whale of a Time at Sumner

A Whale of a Time at Sumner

Thursday, 14 February 2013 10:35 a.m. by LostChristchurch

Whale at Sumner Provides Amusement for Trippers
“Considerable excitement was caused at Sumner at about 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon, when it was reported that something like a large upturned boat was seen about 3 or 4 miles out from the beach. To find out what it was, Acting-Pilot Joseph Hint’s got a crew together and went out in No. 2 Lifeboat...

EQC - yet more changes to the Opting Out rules

EQC - yet more changes to the Opting Out rules

Thursday, 14 February 2013 7:03 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

VERO - Mainzeal update

VERO - Mainzeal update

Thursday, 14 February 2013 6:15 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Plea for traffic lights at supermarket

Plea for traffic lights at supermarket

Thursday, 14 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A supermarket giant is refusing to replace one of its earthquake-hit Christchurch stores until traffic lights are installed at the site.

Chch roadworks to ramp up

Chch roadworks to ramp up

Thursday, 14 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch motorists should not expect any respite soon from seemingly endless roadworks, detours and road closures across the city.

Plea for traffic light at supermarket

Plea for traffic light at supermarket

Thursday, 14 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A supermarket giant is refusing to replace one of its earthquake-hit Christchurch stores until traffic lights are installed on the site.

Reinsurance fee rises likely past peak

Reinsurance fee rises 'likely past peak'

Thursday, 14 February 2013 12:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission expects to pay up to $160 million this year for reinsurance, four times as much as before the earthquakes.

Red Cross announces $9.3M grant for Chch schoolchildren

Red Cross announces $9.3M grant for Chch schoolchildren

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 7:35 p.m. by RedCross Featured Popular

New Zealand Red Cross has launched a new grant to support Christchurch schoolchildren experiencing earthquake-related challenges that impact on their health and wellbeing.

The Abysmal State of the News

The Abysmal State of the News

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 7:35 p.m. by EQCTruths

Contemporary news is dreadful.  Much of what passes for news today is nothing more than gossip designed to cater to the lowest common denominator.  For example, Stuff devoted an inordinate amount of coverage today to leaked pictures of a pregnant Kate Middleton clad in a bikini and the major New Zealand newspapers ran stories about [...]

Minister to address science symposium

Minister to address science symposium

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 7:33 p.m. by PRNews

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce will address an international symposium on disaster communication, hosted by the Science Communicator's Association (SCANZ) in Christchurch 21-22 February.

Day 720 - first packing for co-op for 2013

Day 720 - first packing for co-op for 2013

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 6:55 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today 257 fruit & veggie orders were packed by 35 members of the fruit & veggie co-op for distribution in South Christchurch.

“Quake City” exhibition to open in Christchurch

“Quake City” exhibition to open in Christchurch

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 3:19 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A new interactive exhibition commemorating the Canterbury earthquakes will open in Christchurch’s former red zone on Friday.

No conflict of interest - Shipley

No conflict of interest - Shipley

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 11:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

Former Prime Minister Jenny Shipley says she "absolutely rejects" suggestions there is a conflict of interest in her role as a former director with Mainzeal while also sitting on the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Authority Review panel.

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Art Of Living Foundation FREE De-stress Courses

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 11:29 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

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Morning Marmite

Morning Marmite

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 10:45 a.m. by LostChristchurch

If you’re missing your morning Marmite (or know someone who is) and love vintage advertising, then this card is for you. It features a 1928  Sanitarium Marmite ad. This A5 size card features: embossed border blank (no message) insert sheet printed with a vintage image of a Marmite jar comes with an envelope packaged in a clear sealed bag   $5.50 including postage within NZ >> Click here to go to order form

Grants offered to quake-affected children

Grants offered to quake-affected children

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 10:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury children struggling with earthquake-related issues can now access $9.3 million worth of grants.

Backpackers recruited for rebuild

Backpackers recruited for rebuild

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 8:11 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A national recruitment firm says it could be filling an extra 20 positions a week for the Christchurch rebuild if enough suitable people were available.

Brutal reality check for AMI customers

'Brutal reality check' for AMI customers

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 8:03 a.m. by MediaStuff

Up to $400 million of taxpayer funds will be needed to settle AMI's Canterbury earthquake claims.

Green Property Summit

Green Property Summit

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

The 2013 event will bring national and international leaders from the global and New Zealand green building movement to businesses and other key industry organisations - offering a unique opportunity to connect with industry leaders and keynote speakers.

Canterbury drives $46b building boom

Canterbury drives $46b building boom

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 7:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

New Zealand's building industry will boom in the next five years with work worth about $46 billion and driven by the Christchurch recovery, BIS Shrapnel says.

Flax, Coffee, Tea and Chicory – the Trent Brothers’ Christchurch Empire

Flax, Coffee, Tea and Chicory – the Trent Brothers’ Christchurch Empire

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:24 p.m. by LostChristchurch

It is ten days before Christmas, 1877 and two brothers, Frederick and James Trent, stand expectantly before the Reverend Henry Crocker Marriott Watson at altar in St John the Baptist Church, Latimer Square, Christchurch. That week, residents in Colombo Street are being entertained in the evenings by the antics of a pet kangaroo which had escaped from the confines of somebody's backyard. The animal had managed to alight onto Mr Mein's small goods shop, providing great amusement to the passers-by.

EQC update on the “Opting out” process

EQC update on the “Opting out” process

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 9:10 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 719 - odd jobs

Day 719 - odd jobs

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 7:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today Stu and Mike did odd jobs and prepping upcoming house repairs.
Back to Aylmer St on Thursday.

Some locals unhappy at removal of quake-damaged Christchurch bridge

Some locals unhappy at removal of quake-damaged Christchurch bridge

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 5:10 p.m. by Media3News

Some residents think Christchurch's damaged Medway Street Bridge should have been left as an earthquake memorial.

Council Community Support Unit Expo demonstrates citys strength

Council Community Support Unit Expo demonstrates city's strength

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 4:28 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The Community Support Unit Expo, running from Monday 18 – Tuesday 19 February, showcases the resources, services and achievements of the Christchurch City Council’s busy Community Support Unit.

First cardboard tubes of cathedral in place

First cardboard tubes of cathedral in place

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 1:20 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The first cardboard tubes are going up on what will be Christchurch's new cardboard cathedral.

In the (online) news...

In the (online) news...

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 9:50 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

 

CCDU Design retains one way streets…..

CCDU Design retains one way streets…..

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 9:21 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

The “New” transport plan: Link here:  for the city has kept the one street system.  Their logic defies belief.  Internationally one way streets are a dead duck. 

Christchurch rental woes to be surveyed

Christchurch rental woes to be surveyed

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Thousands of Canterbury renters will be asked to share their stories as the Tenants Protection Association (TPA) determines whether there is a "housing crisis" in Christchurch.

Tiler loses all his gear to thoughtless thief

Tiler loses all his gear to thoughtless thief

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Three days after arriving in Christchurch to help with the rebuild, Luke Smith lost almost everything he owned.

Residents’ groups create federation

Residents’ groups create federation

Monday, 11 February 2013 10:16 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

More than 80 residents’ and neighbourhood associations from Christchurch will get the opportunity this week to join the Christchurch Federation of Residents’ Groups.

Symbolic bridge to be put in storage

Symbolic bridge to be put in storage

Monday, 11 February 2013 8:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Work to remove the Medway St footbridge in Christchurch is set to begin today.

How EQC Settles Claims

How EQC Settles Claims

Monday, 11 February 2013 8:48 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

ECQ repair strategy

ECQ repair strategy

Monday, 11 February 2013 8:45 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Today’s Fletchers Horror Story

Today’s Fletchers Horror Story

Monday, 11 February 2013 7:54 p.m. by EQCTruths

 

The Settlement Process

The Settlement Process

Monday, 11 February 2013 7:54 p.m. by EQCTruths

 

SFO: intervention averted fraud in Christchurch rebuild

SFO: intervention averted fraud in Christchurch rebuild

Monday, 11 February 2013 6:37 p.m. by Media3News

The Serious Fraud Office believes early intervention has averted potentially massive fraud in the Christchurch rebuild.

Crown and Christchurch City Council agree to special three year plan

Crown and Christchurch City Council agree to special three year plan

Monday, 11 February 2013 4:02 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Roger Sutton to field readers questions

Roger Sutton to field readers' questions

Monday, 11 February 2013 3:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

A key figure in the rebuilding of Christchurch will answer readers' questions live on press.co.nz tomorrow, 10 days before the second anniversary of the February earthquake.

Reid Stiven and Gail Kettle on Newstalk ZB - February 2013

Reid Stiven and Gail Kettle on Newstalk ZB - February 2013

Monday, 11 February 2013 2:28 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

SHEARS & MAC WINS AT NZ RED AWARDS

SHEARS & MAC WINS AT NZ RED AWARDS

Monday, 11 February 2013 1:01 p.m. by Chris Stafford-Bush Featured

EXPERTS IN COMMERCIAL INTERIORS & BUILDING FIT OUTS

EXPERTS IN COMMERCIAL INTERIORS & BUILDING FIT OUTS

Monday, 11 February 2013 12:54 p.m. by Chris Stafford-Bush

For over 25 years we have managed and delivered a wide range of retail and commercial interiors projects ranging from 20 sqm to 4000 sqm.  These commercial interior projects range from $50,000 to $5 million.

Stochastic modelling of geophysical hazard

Stochastic modelling of geophysical hazard

Monday, 11 February 2013 12:04 p.m. by GovtEQC

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