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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

EQC - Ground remediation trials

EQC - Ground remediation trials

Monday, 24 June 2013 4:34 p.m. by GovtEQC Featured Popular

As part of its research function, EQC is investigating the viability of new land strengthening methods for properties that are prone to liquefaction. If successful, the research would provide a range of techniques for anyone contemplating building, and possibly more economic methods for strengthening land under existing properties.

Canterbury schools praised for response to earthquakes

Canterbury schools praised for response to earthquakes

Monday, 24 June 2013 4:32 p.m. by MediaHerald

Canterbury schools and early childhood centres have been praised in a report for how they dealt with the Canterbury earthquakes.The Education Review Office (ERO) report called 'Stories of Resilience and Innovation in Schools and...

Lianne Dalziel Mayoral Announcement

Lianne Dalziel Mayoral Announcement

Monday, 24 June 2013 4:12 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

Lianne Dalziel

EQC’s Latest Timeframes

EQC’s Latest Timeframes

Monday, 24 June 2013 4:02 p.m. by EQCTruths

I had to laugh at reading this.  EQC have asserted that somehow, I have delayed everyone’s settlement, yet EQC are now insisting that Fletchers will finish all repairs by the end of 2014.  This is too good to be true.  Please check out this e-mail that I received from one of my sources.       […]

Council offers CBD building incentive

Council offers CBD building incentive

Monday, 24 June 2013 3:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Developers are to be given a financial incentive to build residential developments within Christchurch's four avenues.

Council offers CBD building incentive

Council offers CBD building incentive

Monday, 24 June 2013 3:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

Developers are to be given a financial incentive to build residential developments within Christchurch's four avenues.

Whitmore Street / Fitzgerald and Bealey Avenues – Works DELAYED due to weather

Whitmore Street / Fitzgerald and Bealey Avenues – Works DELAYED due to weather

Monday, 24 June 2013 3:45 p.m. by Transport4chch

Lane restrictions from Whitmore St (the south end of Hills Road) onto Fitzgerald Ave for three weeks.

On this day: Wairarapa and Wellington earthquake - 1942

On this day: Wairarapa and Wellington earthquake - 1942

Monday, 24 June 2013 3:25 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Chch gains 2600 more people

Chch gains 2600 more people

Monday, 24 June 2013 2:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

The number of migrants making Canterbury their home has continued to outstrip those leaving and the gap is growing larger, Statistics New Zealand figures show.

Road closures as at 2pm, 24 June

Road closures as at 2pm, 24 June

Monday, 24 June 2013 2:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Avonside Drive – 750 Avonside Drive to Kerrs Road

Rubbernecking disaster tourism may produce backlash

Rubbernecking disaster tourism 'may produce backlash'

Monday, 24 June 2013 11:39 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: University of Otago

Tours of quake-hit homes not wanted

Tours of quake-hit homes not wanted

Monday, 24 June 2013 11:11 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians are OK with quake tourism in the central city, but don't want visitors looking at their damaged homes.

Edgeware retailers remain resilient

Edgeware retailers remain resilient

Monday, 24 June 2013 8:18 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Road closures as at 8am, 24 June

Road closures as at 8am, 24 June

Monday, 24 June 2013 8:08 a.m. by Transport4chch

Avonside Drive – 750 Avonside Drive to Kerrs Road

Eastern suburb residents look for more help - survey

Eastern suburb residents look for more help - survey

Monday, 24 June 2013 6:39 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Research suggested nearly a quarter of people living on the borders of Canterbury's red zones believe they need more help.

Pallet Pavilion ready for summer events

Pallet Pavilion ready for summer events

Monday, 24 June 2013 12:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

Organisers are gearing up for a full summer of events at Christchurch's former Crowne Plaza Hotel site.

Insurance Council and building consents – a case of the pot calling the kettle black?

Insurance Council and building consents – a case of the pot calling the kettle black?

Sunday, 23 June 2013 8:40 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Earlier this evening (Sunday) a media release was sent out from the Insurance Council (ICNZ) welcoming the progress being made by CCC on issuing building consents. At the same time ICNZ took it upon itself to warn CCC that “… the council “can’t take its foot off-the-peddle””.

Day 853 - refiling project

Day 853 - refiling project

Sunday, 23 June 2013 6:04 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

Council admits Bromley composting plant uninsured

Council admits Bromley composting plant uninsured

Saturday, 22 June 2013 12:23 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Christchurch City Council admits it failed to insure a brand new composting plant before the earthquakes and will now have to borrow extra money to pay for $11 million worth of repairs.

Rebuild a boom time for archeologists

Rebuild a boom time for archeologists

Saturday, 22 June 2013 8:05 a.m. by MediaThePress

Teams of archaeologists are working on the Christchurch rebuild. Why and what treasures from the past are they digging up? PHILIP MATTHEWS reports.

Settlement dates extended for 92 red-zone owners

Settlement dates extended for 92 red-zone owners

Saturday, 22 June 2013 7:11 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Almost 100 Christchurch property owners in the residential red zone who have agreed to sell their property to the Crown have had their settlement dates extended.

Economic effects of quakes likely to last for years

Economic effects of quakes likely to last for years

Saturday, 22 June 2013 7:11 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The financial consequences of Canterbury's catastrophic earthquakes look set to continue for years.

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Saturday, 22 June 2013 1:05 a.m. by MediaStuff

Get ready to pick up the tab for an $11 million insurance mistake by Christchurch City Council.

Media attention quickens action

Media attention quickens action

Saturday, 22 June 2013 12:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

An elderly woman sits in her quake-damaged home for nearly a year - through two snowstorms - without adequate heating.

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Saturday, 22 June 2013 12:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

Get ready to pick up the tab for an $11 million insurance mistake by Christchurch City Council.

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Saturday, 22 June 2013 12:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

Get ready to pick up the tab for an $11 million insurance mistake by Christchurch City Council.

Proposed alcohol policy affects suburbs too

Proposed alcohol policy affects suburbs too

Friday, 21 June 2013 11:51 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Part of the inner city, known as the Inner City Entertainment Precinct, will have a 3am closing time.

Lianne Dalziel seeks Mayoralty

Lianne Dalziel seeks Mayoralty

Friday, 21 June 2013 11:25 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch East MP Lianne Dalziel has finally announced that she is seeking the Christchurch Mayoralty in October. But unlike a previous politician who sought the mayoralty in 2010, she won’t try to do two jobs. She plans to resign her …

Know where you stand - a new EQC webpage

Know where you stand - a new EQC webpage

Friday, 21 June 2013 10:54 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Know where you stand is a new webpage aimed at providing very basic statistical information on the progress EQC has made, and what is happening in EQC’s programme of contacting all claimants. The information is not particularly breath stopping however the page may become a means of finding out what is happening, or scheduled to happen. For instance the page advises that this week EQC is

Class Action Suit Against EQC and Fletchers

Class Action Suit Against EQC and Fletchers

Friday, 21 June 2013 4:52 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

My Time in Christchurch

My Time in Christchurch

Friday, 21 June 2013 4:46 p.m. by EQCTruths

My time in Christchurch was interesting yet sad.  I enjoyed meeting with claimants and helping answer questions about EQC and Fletchers, but it also saddened me to see many people unavoidably suffering at the hands of inept bureaucracy.  Everyone knows that a rebuild following a devastating series of earthquakes takes time.  Unfortunately, many of the delays in the residential rebuild stem from human error and idiocy.  Ultimately, the unnecessary delays will stifle economic a ...

Invest Christchurch Newsletter - Issue 8 - June 2013

Invest Christchurch Newsletter - Issue 8 - June 2013

Friday, 21 June 2013 4:08 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular