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Tour takes in residential red zone

Tour takes in residential red zone

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 11:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

Red Bus is not the only company to cash in on Christchurch's burgeoning earthquake sight-seeing market.

Tour takes in residential red zone

Tour takes in residential red zone

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 11:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Red Bus is not the only company to cash in on Christchurch's burgeoning earthquake sight-seeing market.

Most amazing earthquake sights ever

'Most amazing earthquake sights ever'

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 11:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Red Bus is not the only company to cash in on Christchurch's burgeoning earthquake sightseeing market.

Most amazing earthquake sights ever

'Most amazing earthquake sights ever'

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 11:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

Red Bus is not the only company to cash in on Christchurch's burgeoning earthquake sightseeing market.

EQC cuts costs with lower standards

EQC cuts costs with lower standards

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 8:46 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

EQC cuts costs with lower standards by Simon Munro and John Goddard, stuff.co.nz

NZ Post cuts red zone service

NZ Post cuts red zone service

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 4:58 p.m. by Media3News

New Zealand Post is ending deliveries in the Christchurch red zone, despite the fact several hundred people still live there.

Day 891 - friends meet

Day 891 - friends meet

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

met over coffee yesterday at Addington Coffee Co-op to discuss taking on an increasing range of jobs and involving more people as they do it.

is an organised group of supporters of Addington Action made up of people who are not eligible to be Addington Action members and have no vote over what Addington Action does. is run autonomously by the group who choose what support projects they would like to take on and they are doing a really great job.

It's a bit like the situation wh ...

Day 891 - friends

Day 891 - friends

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

met over coffee yesterday at Addington Coffee Co-op to discuss taking on increasing range of jobs and involving more people as they do it.

is an organised group of supporters of Addington Action made up of people who are not eligible to be Addington Action members and have no vote over what Addington Action does. It is run autonomously by the group who choose what support projects they would like to take on and they are doing a great job.

Its a bit like the situation where musici ...

Day 891 - 511 fruit and veggie packs today

Day 891 - 511 fruit and veggie packs today

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 3:22 p.m. by addingtonaction

A big chocolate slab cake was eaten today by 45 members of the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op for packing 511 orders today going over 500 orders for the first time.

The next cake will be for reaching 600.

CCDU to hire new managers

CCDU to hire new managers

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 3:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

More grunt is being brought in to boost the rebuild in a Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) restructure.

Deadline arrives for some Christchurch red zones

Deadline arrives for some Christchurch red zones

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 2:44 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Wednesday marks the deadline for the majority of homeowners in Christchurch's residential red zone to leave their land.

EQC cuts costs with lower standards

EQC cuts costs with lower standards

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 1:58 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has been accused of inaccurately assessing the floor levels of thousands of houses after hiring unqualified surveyors using inadequate measuring methods.

Women’s Self Development Course

Women’s Self Development Course

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:52 p.m. by AnxietySupport

  This course offers an opportunity to enhance your sense of self worth. You will learn more aobut your physical, mental and spiritual health. Ideal for clarifying your ideas and learning to care for yourself more effectively. This course is provided by the Next Step Centre for Women at C.P.I.T. Date: Tuesdays from 13th August...

Deadline arrives for Christchurchs residential red zone

Deadline arrives for Christchurch's residential red zone

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:20 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Wednesday marks the deadline for the majority of homeowners in Christchurch's residential red zone to leave their land.

Cosgrove riled by EQC letter

Cosgrove riled by EQC letter

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

Labour's Earthquake Commission (EQC) spokesman says the agency is treating earthquake victims with "contempt and obstruction" after it seems to have backtracked on a $24,000 request for information.

Christchurch rebuild tour launched

Christchurch rebuild tour launched

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:07 p.m. by MediaThePress





Christchurchs new $29 rebuild tour

Christchurch's new $29 rebuild tour

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:07 p.m. by MediaThePress



CCDU restructure in the wind???

CCDU restructure in the wind???

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 8:55 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

A very interesting article in the latest Business South article by Chris Hutching: Property Council welcomes restructure:  (turn to page 2.)  Link Here:  http://waterfordpress.co.nz/Publications/Business+South.html In particular the statement from Connal Townsend, CEO NZ Property Council that “the CCDU model has …

Families criticise court action on CTV probe

Families criticise court action on CTV probe

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 8:38 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Family members of people who died in the collapse of Christchurch's CTV building are criticising the engineer whose company designed the building for trying to stop an investigation into his work.

City must be lively and attractive

City must be lively and attractive

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 8:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Attracting, harnessing and retaining new skills is the challenge for Christchurch as it seeks to create a sustainable future.

CERA - updated Cabinet Papers and Minutes

CERA - updated Cabinet Papers and Minutes

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 6:27 a.m. by avonsidechch

CERA yesterday updated its page of Cabinet Papers and Minutes (here). A quick check indicates that the changes fall into four categories. The first is replacing unsigned documents with signed copies. The second is updated versions with some or all of the information that was withheld in the past. Third is where a larger paper has now been broken down into a separate document, and the fourth new

Changes for Christchurchs rebuild unit

Changes for Christchurch's rebuild unit

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

With a restructure imminent at the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU), city leaders have called for major changes within the organisation.

New-look for Christchurch rebuild unit

New-look for Christchurch rebuild unit

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

With a restructure imminent at the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU), city leaders have called for major changes within the organisation.

New building a hit with tenants

New building a hit with tenants

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 2:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

A building being developed by car dealer Paul Kelly in Christchurch's Moorhouse Ave has been almost fully leased even before it is finished.





Inquiries continue despite CTV engineers court action

Inquiries continue despite CTV engineer's court action

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 9:44 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The professional body for structural engineers is continuing to investigate an engineer whose company designed Christchurch's CTV building despite his attempts to stop this.

CTV inquiries continue despite court action

CTV inquiries continue despite court action

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 9:44 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The professional body for structural engineers is continuing to investigate an engineer whose company designed Christchurch's CTV building despite his attempts to stop this.

Keeping EQC to its word in Christchurch

Keeping EQC to its word in Christchurch

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 8:49 p.m. by Media3News

Just over three months ago EQC made a promise it would make contact with every single Christchurch claimant within 90 days. So have they?

CTV engineer takes court action over inquiries

CTV engineer takes court action over inquiries

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 5:22 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The professional body for structural engineers is continuing to investigate an engineer whose company designed Christchurch's CTV building despite his attempts to stop this.

CTV engineer tries to stop investigation

CTV engineer tries to stop investigation

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 5:22 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The professional body for structural engineers is continuing to investigate an engineer whose company designed Christchurch's CTV building despite his attempts to stop this.

Yoga/pilates fitness class

Yoga/pilates fitness class

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 4:08 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Robyn Alderson is a non-profit, independent, community fitness instructor offering Yoga/Pilates pre-choreographed fitness classes in St Albans twice a week. The classes are held at Colleen Murray Dance studio at 520 Cranford Street from 6.30pm on Wednesdays and 8.30am on …

Montreal Street between Chester and Salisbury Streets – lane reduction – expect delays

Montreal Street between Chester and Salisbury Streets – lane reduction – expect delays

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 3:44 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Montreal Street between Chester and Salisbury Streets will be reduced to one lane to allow wastewater works to take place The single-lane capacity will result in congestion during peak hours and we strongly encourage road users to take alternative routes North. …

New operations centre to manage Christchurch’s transport network

New operations centre to manage Christchurch’s transport network

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 3:30 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Christchurch’s new Christchurch Transport Operations Centre has today been launched to improve travel in the city by helping to keep all road users better informed with up-to-date travel information on road works, travel delays, detours and road closures. A partnership …

Day 890 - co-op buy

Day 890 - co-op buy

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 3:26 p.m. by addingtonaction

The buy for the packing at the co-op tomorrow is (crates and cartons). Bought by Craig

Banana 39
Grapes (black) 58 one pack each)
Pears 28 (DC's. Lovely pears. Skin marks but don't transfer into the fruit. Just the way a DC pear is. Lovely and juicy)
Yams 13 (one crate of 20 kg and five crates of 15kg)
Pumpkin 32 (one each)
Carrots 26 (already packed into 1kg bags. One bag each)
Cauliflower 64 (one each)
Oranges 26  (note – Other hubs have grapefruit instead)

Day 890 successful wrap around group training workshop

Day 890 successful wrap around group training workshop

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 3:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

17 people came to the Healthy Christchurch lunchtime seminar today about the Addington Action free home repair programme for uninsured residents.

The talk covered
A detailed explanation was given of how the repair process will be organised and the role of Wrap Around Groups as the place of first contact for residents requiring this service. This was done by using a job board (kanban board) to show the flow of repair jobs alonmg a timeline.

There was a great Q & A session wit ...

Theatre club for home-schoolers

Theatre club for home-schoolers

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 2:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Are you home-schooling your children? Does your child have a dramatic streaK? Send them to Louise Glossop’s Theatre Club at Abberley Park Hall on Thursday afternoons from 1.30-2.30pm. “The sessions start with a warm-up followed by drama games, and end …

Theatre club for children

Theatre club for children

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 2:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Does your child have a dramatic streaK? Send them to Louise Glossop’s Theatre Club at Abberley Park Hall on Thursday afternoons from 1.30-2.30pm. “The sessions start with a warm-up followed by drama games, and end with a rehearsal of a …

EQConnects - July 2013

EQConnects - July 2013

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 2:10 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Uni building shuts because of quake risk

Uni building shuts because of quake risk

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 1:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

Almost 40 University of Canterbury staff and postgraduate students were moved out of their building today after engineers found it did not meet building code requirements.

CTV engineer taking legal action to stop investigation

CTV engineer taking legal action to stop investigation

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:16 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The engineer whose company designed Christchurch's CTV building is taking legal action to stop an investigation into his professional background.

CTV engineer tries to block investigation

CTV engineer tries to block investigation

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 10:05 a.m. by Media3News

The man who oversaw the design of Christchurch's ill-fated CTV building is attempting to block an official investigation.

Design timeline on target

Design timeline on target

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's central-city blueprint took 100 days to design, but what progress has been made in a year

Expert hails Catholic cathedral

Expert hails Catholic cathedral

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Catholic cathedral is "sophisticated architecture on the grand scale", an architectural historian says.

CTV engineer fights probe

CTV engineer fights probe

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch engineer whose firm designed the deadly CTV building is trying to stop an investigation of his engineering activities by the Institution of Professional Engineers (Ipenz).

Blueprint timeline on target

Blueprint timeline on target

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Shallow quake felt in Canterbury

Shallow quake felt in Canterbury

Monday, 29 July 2013 4:57 p.m. by Media3News

A strong earthquake has been felt in North Canterbury.

Recognition for CERA feats in quake aftermath

Recognition for CERA feats in quake aftermath

Monday, 29 July 2013 3:15 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

 

Day 888 - Kanban Board 1

Day 888 - Kanban Board 1

Monday, 29 July 2013 2:37 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Todays job was setting up a for Addington Action to speed up work and reduce bottlenecks. A kanban board is a visual tool that reduces complexity and stress and having to remember where things sit in a queue.

Other visual tools common in life are a paper calendar or a map on a wall.

Each chunck of work gets a seperate bit of A4 paper. It gets moved along a big pin board as it flows thru the system. The beauty of a Kanban board is reducing the number of tasks on the go at anyone ti ...

Peterborough mini-park

Peterborough mini-park

Monday, 29 July 2013 8:56 a.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

A temporary park site is now open opposite the Library in Peterborough Street. It is adjacent to the ‘Temple for Christchurch’  timber installation construction-site (which will itself be open to the public in a month’s time). This new Greening the Rubble mini-park uses brick-filled gabions and tree planters last seen at Barbadoes Street, on the [...]

Rebuild stimulus spreading out

Rebuild stimulus spreading out

Monday, 29 July 2013 7:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

The burst of earthquake-related construction activity in Canterbury is now spilling over into other areas of the local economy including car sales and the retail activity.

Maori trainees boost skills pool for rebuild

Maori trainees boost skills pool for rebuild

Monday, 29 July 2013 7:27 a.m. by MediaThePress

Construction industry leaders have been urged to take note of graduates emerging from a Maori trades training programme.

Art, projects to draw more into CBD

Art, projects to draw more into CBD

Monday, 29 July 2013 7:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

A landowner hopes donating vacant land for temporary art installations and transitional projects will draw more people to central Christchurch.

Consents help get Canterbury moving

Consents help get Canterbury moving

Monday, 29 July 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Canterbury's rebuild was boosted by a lift in building consents, rising house prices and increased retail spending in the first half of the year, according to ASB's "Cantometer" index.The measure, which provides a snapshot of economic...

Novotel almost ready to reopen doors

Novotel almost ready to reopen doors

Monday, 29 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square hotel is hosting a series of "trial guests" in the run-up to booked visitors being able to return from August 19 after a $20 million repair and rebuild.

Maori trainees boost skills pool for rebuild

Maori trainees boost skills pool for rebuild

Sunday, 28 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Construction industry leaders have been urged to take note of graduates emerging from a Maori trades training programme.

Christchurch rebuild stimulus spreading out

Christchurch rebuild stimulus spreading out

Sunday, 28 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The burst of earthquake-related construction activity in Canterbury is now spilling over into other areas of the local economy including car sales and the retail activity.

Novotel almost ready to reopen doors

Novotel almost ready to reopen doors

Sunday, 28 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square hotel is hosting a series of "trial guests" in the run-up to booked visitors being able to return from August 19 after a $20 million repair and rebuild.

Course for women to nurture themselves

Course for women to nurture themselves

Sunday, 28 July 2013 1:55 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A course for women to nurture themselves begins this Thursday at the St Albans Community Centre in Colombo Street. Margreet Stronks, well-known for her involvement in the St Albans community for many years, is running a six week course for …

Insurance Companies & EQC – Human Rights Violations – post by WeCAN

Insurance Companies & EQC – Human Rights Violations – post by WeCAN

Sunday, 28 July 2013 11:31 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

If you are suffering or have suffered from dealing with your Insurance Company/ EQC as a result of the earthquakes, you have the opportunity of making a formal complaint to the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) of the New …

The GCSB Bill -’democracy trusts the people dictatorship does not’ –  a must watch

The GCSB Bill -’democracy trusts the people dictatorship does not’ – a must watch

Sunday, 28 July 2013 11:04 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

http://youtu.be/okQ6pl8AbuA ~Future Proofing for a sustainable, participatory, democratic society. http://thechristchurchfiasco.wordpress.com/about/ https://twitter.com/fiascofiles http://www.facebook.com/thechristchurchfiasco Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: democracy, John Key, spying on New Zealanders