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Business, residential development approved for Waimakariri red zone

Business, residential development approved for Waimakariri red zone

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 7:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Several red-zoned blocks of central Kaiapoi are set to be sold or leased for business and residential use under a new Government plan.

Justice Precinct construction progressing well

Justice Precinct construction progressing well

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 5:10 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

IAG welcomes streamlined earthquake claims

IAG welcomes streamlined earthquake claims

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 5:02 p.m. by IAGinsurance

Insurers to take over EQC role for Kaikoura quakes

Insurers to take over EQC role for Kaikoura quakes

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 4:17 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Simpler process for settling Kaikoura Earthquake claims 13 Dec 2016 An agreement between private insurers and the Earthquake Commission (EQC) will simplify how home and contents insurance claims are resolved for people affected by the Kaikoura Earthquake. Under the agreement, private insurers will act as EQC’s agents and receive, assess and settle home and contents claims for earthquake damage from their own customers, even those claims that are under the EQC cap. EQC will assess land damage as ...

Insurers to handle quake claims

Insurers to handle quake claims

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 3:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Private insurers will take over Kaikoura earthquake claims from the Earthquake Commission (EQC).

Simpler process for settling Kaikoura Earthquake claims

Simpler process for settling Kaikoura Earthquake claims

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 2:35 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Lancaster Park - a rest home for aged rugby fans?

Lancaster Park - a rest home for aged rugby fans?

Monday, 12 December 2016 6:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake-damaged Lancaster Park could become a rest home for aged sports fans, a report prepared for Christchurch City Council says.

Sumner container removal a Christmas present for Christchurch

Sumner container removal a 'Christmas present' for Christchurch

Monday, 12 December 2016 5:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Contractors have removed the last of the shipping containers that lined Christchurch's quake-hit seaside suburbs.

Hospital staff must not be short-changed in Crown land swap, union warns

Hospital staff must not be 'short-changed' in Crown land swap, union warns

Sunday, 11 December 2016 4:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

The country's largest nurses' union has sought assurances Christchurch Hospital will not be "short-changed" as it looks set to trade away a car park used by nearly 300 staff.

New Christchurch city emerging as barriers come down

New Christchurch city emerging as barriers come down

Sunday, 11 December 2016 3:59 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A new Christchurch central city is emerging in a rash of pre-Christmas openings and informal unveilings.

Prime Minister opens new Christchurch Visitor Centre

Prime Minister opens new Christchurch Visitor Centre

Friday, 9 December 2016 10:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The opening of the new Christchurch Visitor Centre today, by Prime Minister John Key in his last official engagement, is a multiple celebration for the city’s earthquake recovery, say tourism leaders.

2017 changes

2017 changes

Friday, 9 December 2016 3:12 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

Big step forward for mansion gallery plan

Big step forward for mansion gallery plan

Thursday, 8 December 2016 6:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Public support and a Christchurch City Council grant have saved McLean's Mansion, says the man behind plans to open it as an art gallery.

Positive response to February 2016 settlement process

Positive response to February 2016 settlement process

Thursday, 8 December 2016 2:31 p.m. by GovtEQC

2017 changes

2017 changes

Thursday, 8 December 2016 2:21 p.m. by GovtEQC

PGC Site Completed

PGC Site Completed

Thursday, 8 December 2016 2:18 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Popular

 

Dont wait to hear from EQC - lodge your claim now

Don't wait to hear from EQC - lodge your claim now

Thursday, 8 December 2016 1:54 p.m. by GovtEQC

EQC & Insurance Newsletter #13

EQC & Insurance Newsletter #13

Thursday, 8 December 2016 11:18 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

here is the link to the Grant Shand EQC and Insurance Newsletter#13

Gloucester St bridge to reopen before christmas

Gloucester St bridge to reopen before christmas

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 5:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Vehicles will soon begin to pass between the ornamental ironwork railings of the Gloucester St Bridge.

Ping Pong coming to the city this weekend!

Ping Pong coming to the city this weekend!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 11:08 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Ping Pong in the city!

Ping Pong in the city!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 11:08 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Prattley loses Supreme Court Appeal

Prattley loses Supreme Court Appeal

Tuesday, 6 December 2016 11:31 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

The Supreme Court on 6 December 2016 in Prattley Enterprises Ltd v Vero [2016] NZSC 158 dismissed an appeal by Prattley against the refusal of the Court of Appeal to set aside an insurance  settlement agreement and order Vero to pay it a further $2.7M for damage to Worcester Towers in the Canterbury earthquakes.  Vero insured the building on an indemnity, and not reinstatement basis for $1,605,000.  The property was damaged in September, December and February earthquakes.  It was demolished in S ...

Request for Proposal for North Frame Pedestrian Bridge underway

Request for Proposal for North Frame Pedestrian Bridge underway

Tuesday, 6 December 2016 9:51 a.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Popular

 

MAKING CONNECTIONS across the Third Sector - OVTRK December 2016 update

MAKING CONNECTIONS across the Third Sector - OVTRK December 2016 update

Monday, 5 December 2016 7:53 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Welcome to the Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) who have put themselves on the OVTRK Register since the 7 July Sector Forum Celebrating Matariki and the Voices of the Third Sector - viz:     Cooperative Sections     Food Resilience Network     LIFT Library     Lincoln Envirotown Trust     Restorative Justice Services Otautahi Christchurch     Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New

Carlton Courts reopens with new businesses

Carlton Courts reopens with new businesses

Monday, 5 December 2016 7:15 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Carlton Courts building on one of Christchurch's busiest corners has been repaired and will become a food and drink hub again.

Iconic Sumner containers to go

Iconic Sumner containers to go

Monday, 5 December 2016 10:28 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Two thirds of the shipping containers at Peacocks Gallop will be removed today, with the remainder near Deans Head going .

The politics of Christchurchs glass box rebuild

The politics of Christchurch's glass box rebuild

Monday, 5 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: The architecture of the rebuild shouldn't be dismissed as merely a passing style. Instead its materials and spaces speak of a particular politics. I think most people intuitively understand this and I suspect it's why the city's new glass boxes receive ongoing criticism.

National Portrait - Earths rumblings a fascination for scientist Dr Ken Gledhill

National Portrait - Earth's rumblings a fascination for scientist Dr Ken Gledhill

Saturday, 3 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

If you had to paint a picture of the archetypical scientist, you'd come up with an image of Dr Ken Gledhill: deeply woolly, untamed grizzly white beard, spectacles, fleecy jerkin.

Goughs sell building to Dotcom lawyer

Goughs sell building to Dotcom lawyer

Friday, 2 December 2016 7:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Kim Dotcom's lawyer has bought a heritage building in central Christchurch from the Gough family at a discounted price.

Calls for faster action on 900 quake-prone buildings in Christchurch

Calls for faster action on 900 quake-prone buildings in Christchurch

Friday, 2 December 2016 5:37 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The North Canterbury earthquake has triggered renewed calls for faster action on earthquake-prone buildings, despite new laws designed to speed up the process.

Tensions run high as anger over central Christchurch roading nears boiling point

Tensions run high as anger over central Christchurch roading nears boiling point

Thursday, 1 December 2016 8:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

An "emotional" road works meeting of 100 Christchurch business owners grew fiery this week, amid claims constant alterations are driving away customers and hurting turnover.

Calls for faster action on quake-prone buildings

Calls for faster action on quake-prone buildings

Thursday, 1 December 2016 6:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

The North Canterbury earthquake has triggered renewed calls for faster action on earthquake-prone buildings, despite new laws designed to speed up the process.

Fix Fasten

Fix Fasten

Thursday, 1 December 2016 2:47 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Freedom Furniture to open new Christchurch store

Freedom Furniture to open new Christchurch store

Thursday, 1 December 2016 10:05 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Freedom Furniture is to reopen in Moorhouse Avenue, the street where it was based before the Christchurch earthquakes.

Christchurch rebuilding- St Asaph Street Roadworks…

Christchurch rebuilding- St Asaph Street Roadworks…

Thursday, 1 December 2016 8:59 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

I have been watching the new road works proceeding in St Asaph Street with some horror.  Not only is the new High Street entry from Madras Street damn dangerous (you have a constant stream of one way traffic behind you …

Mass road works drive away Christchurch businesses customers

Mass road works drive away Christchurch businesses' customers

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 8:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch business owners have taken a swipe at constant large-scale road works, blaming the projects for driving away customers and stunting their growth.

New shops and bankers move into Christchurchs Cashel St

New shops and bankers move into Christchurch's Cashel St

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 7:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Retailers are battling paperwork and earthquakes as they work to open their doors in central Christchurch's BNZ Centre.

Next weeks Lotto profits to go to Kaikoura earthquake relief efforts

Next week's Lotto profits to go to Kaikoura earthquake relief efforts

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 3:11 p.m. by MediaHerald

All profits from next Saturday's Lotto draw are being sent to Kaikoura to help with quake relief efforts.All profits from the Lotto, Powerball and Strike draw on Saturday December 10 will be donated to the Kaikoura/Hurunui earthquake...

Tower- Financial issues- Sue now and collect $$ soon

Tower- Financial issues- Sue now and collect $$ soon

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 8:29 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Here is a link to Tower’s 29 November 2016 announcement to the market about its $21.5M loss for the year to 30 September 2016 and its intent to try to separate out its Canterbury earthquake liabilities into a Ru off company.  It says that it has 564 claims unsettled in Canterbury for which it has made a gross provision of $149M.  It says of this 564 there are 311 that are complex and challenging.  The provision works out at $264,000 per claim.  Seems a bit low to me.  It is also uncertain ...

EQC- Earthquake numbers

EQC- Earthquake numbers

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 8:02 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

EQC expects 50,000 claims from the Kaikoura earthquake(s).  It has received about 10,000 so far.  EQC received more than 460,000 claims for 166,000 buildings in Canterbury.  EQC says it has about 5000 failed remedial work claims to deal with.  EQC says that it has 3647 land claims to settle in Canterbury.  It says it has resolved 49,000 land claims so far.  Resolved to EQC means EQC has paid what it think it owes.  The Crown has not received any payments from EQC for land damage to red zone land ...

Mona Vale Homestead opens its doors

Mona Vale Homestead opens its doors

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 8:55 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

After nearly two years of meticulous repair and restoration work, the picturesque Mona Vale Homestead reopened this morning.

New Brighton wants its old whale and new hot pools

New Brighton wants its old whale and new hot pools

Monday, 28 November 2016 8:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

New Brighton residents love their old concrete whale, but want new hot pools and playground equipment.

Grand scheme to heat Christchurch city a total failure

Grand scheme to heat Christchurch city a 'total failure'

Monday, 28 November 2016 5:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

Delays in building Christchurch's anchor projects have been cited as a reason why Christchurch will no longer get a district energy scheme.

Historic Mona Vale homestead reopens after $3.2m repair and restoration

Historic Mona Vale homestead reopens after $3.2m repair and restoration

Monday, 28 November 2016 2:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

A much-loved and important part of Christchurch's heritage has reopened following a painstaking two-year, $3.2 million restoration and repair.

Business waits years for quake damage to neighbours to be fixed…

Business waits years for quake damage to neighbours to be fixed…

Monday, 28 November 2016 8:05 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Oh dear, my infamy continues. A well-balanced report by Rachel Graham  A Christchurch Reporter, discussing the issue of abandoned and unrepaired buildings.  It is rather topical at the moment due to the “slow train wreck” that is the Wellington CBD.  …

Making sense of the Avon red zone

Making sense of the Avon red zone

Sunday, 27 November 2016 12:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

It could be a third, a third and a third, he says. The 430 hectare Avon residential red-zone could be a third public green space, a third flood management projects, and a third the flashy housing developments which would help pay for the rest.

$85 MILLION HOTEL AND CARPARK DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCED

$85 MILLION HOTEL AND CARPARK DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCED

Saturday, 26 November 2016 12:07 a.m. by peterboroughvillage Featured Popular

More good news for the central city of Christchurch and the tourism industry with confirmation of plans for a new $85million dollar hotel and carpark development in Peterborough Street.

Lessons being learnt from Canterbury

Lessons being learnt from Canterbury

Friday, 25 November 2016 11:30 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Hon Gerry Brownlee

Guidance on non-structural building elements

Guidance on non-structural building elements

Friday, 25 November 2016 11:26 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

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Safety Potentially Compromised in Wellington Buildings

Safety Potentially Compromised in Wellington Buildings

Friday, 25 November 2016 11:08 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Invisible energies, virtual realities unleashed

Invisible energies, virtual realities unleashed

Friday, 25 November 2016 11:05 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Release: Christchurch Art Gallery

Remedial work in Canterbury remains a priority

Remedial work in Canterbury remains a priority

Friday, 25 November 2016 10:29 a.m. by GovtEQC

Kaikoura - a very different earthquake

Kaikoura - a very different earthquake

Friday, 25 November 2016 9:52 a.m. by GovtEQC

MORE SUPPORT NEEDED FOR QUAKE-HIT COMMUNITIES, RED CROSS SAYS

MORE SUPPORT NEEDED FOR QUAKE-HIT COMMUNITIES, RED CROSS SAYS

Thursday, 24 November 2016 2:12 p.m. by RedCross Popular