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New integrated Pacific health facility opens in Christchurch

New integrated Pacific health facility opens in Christchurch

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 3:24 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Launch of the Urban Living Wall

Launch of the Urban Living Wall

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 2:22 p.m. by NickyWagner

On Friday last week I had the privilege of launching the Urban Living Wall on the corner of High Street and Cashel Street in the Christchurch Central Business District. The Urban Living Wall project is a partnership between the Department of Conservation (DOC), Christchurch City Council, Fabriko (founders of the Fab Lab), and Auckland University of Technology.

On this day - 2008 Sichuan earthquake

On this day - 2008 Sichuan earthquake

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 8:56 a.m. by GovtEQC

Lead found on Margaret Mahy playground site

Lead found on Margaret Mahy playground site

Monday, 11 May 2015 8:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hazardous material including lead have been found on the site of a planned multi-million-dollar family playground.

191 inner-city homes from Christchurch Housing Accord

191 inner-city homes from Christchurch Housing Accord

Monday, 11 May 2015 4:38 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

The Government has signed agreements with Fletcher Living for the construction of 191 new homes at two inner-city sites as part of the Housing Accord with the Christchurch City Council, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

Christchurch Police Station building Implosion Date Confirmed

Christchurch Police Station building Implosion Date Confirmed

Monday, 11 May 2015 4:12 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Statement by Ngai Tahu:

Women challenging assumptions in construction sector

Women challenging assumptions in construction sector

Monday, 11 May 2015 3:58 p.m. by PRNews

Winners of the inaugural Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards have been hailed as “courageous leaders who are passionate about changing the construction sector” during last night’s awards ceremony at the Rydges Latimer in Christchurch.

Insurers Settle $15 billion Canterbury Claims

Insurers Settle $15 billion Canterbury Claims

Monday, 11 May 2015 12:45 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today that private insurers have paid out almost $15 billion to settle commercial and residential claims since the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, of which over $6 billion was for domestic claims.

Hawkins Infrastructure ramps up SI business

Hawkins Infrastructure ramps up SI business

Monday, 11 May 2015 10:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

Hawkins Infrastructure is making inroads into increasing the size of new projects on its books.

Quake overhaul targets schools and hospitals

Quake overhaul targets schools and hospitals

Monday, 11 May 2015 9:05 a.m. by GovtEQC

Earthquake-prone building assessments fall short, survivor says

Earthquake-prone building assessments fall short, survivor says

Sunday, 10 May 2015 11:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

Changes to the way earthquake-prone structures are assessed do not go far enough to protect people from the most dangerous parts of buildings, earthquake survivor Ann Brower says.

Red tape still boosting home build costs

Red tape still boosting home build costs

Sunday, 10 May 2015 10:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Increased red tape and demand for labour means house construction in Christchurch will get dearer still, industry sources say.

Eastern pool development delayed by indecision

Eastern pool development delayed by indecision

Sunday, 10 May 2015 10:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Development of the $39 million pool facility for Christchurch's eastern suburbs is being delayed because the community cannot agree on the size of the pool.

Scottish Society service

Scottish Society service

Saturday, 9 May 2015 12:09 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Scottish Society Hall, Caledonian Rd Time: 10.30 am on May 5 Description: The Scottish Society is holding a service to commemorate those who served in WWI. Speakers and children from St Albans School are involved in a performance. But …

Christchurch anchor projects delays causes frustration

Christchurch anchor projects delays causes frustration

Friday, 8 May 2015 11:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury sports enthusiasts and businesses are "hugely disappointed" and frustrated two of Christchurch's major anchor projects will be delayed.

More Edgeware Rd  wastewater repairs

More Edgeware Rd wastewater repairs

Friday, 8 May 2015 7:10 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The large northern relief wastewater trunk, which runs along Edgeware Rd to Hills Rd is being repaired. The repairs involve traffic detours – city bound traffic along Hills Rd will take a detour along Edgeware Rd for a week. Later …

Insurers have lost confidence in "poor" EQC data

Insurers have lost confidence in "poor" EQC data

Friday, 8 May 2015 6:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurers have lost confidence in Earthquake Commission (EQC) data and predictions, an industry source says.

Family playground due to open for Christmas holidays

Family playground due to open for Christmas holidays

Friday, 8 May 2015 5:59 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Work is underway to have one of the world’s largest outdoor play areas – the Margaret Mahy Family Playground – open in Christchurch in time for the Christmas holidays.

Fletchers to build 191 inner-city homes for Christchurch

Fletchers to build 191 inner-city homes for Christchurch

Friday, 8 May 2015 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Nearly 200 new homes will be built by Fletchers in central Christchurch.

May 2015 Updates from OVTRK

May 2015 Updates from OVTRK

Friday, 8 May 2015 2:38 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

May 2015 Updates from OVTRK

May 2015 Updates from OVTRK

Friday, 8 May 2015 2:04 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

KeepOur Assets (KOA)

KeepOur Assets (KOA)

Friday, 8 May 2015 2:00 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

KOA has sent this letter  to OVTRK and we draw this opportunity to your NGO’s attention  The deadline for their petition is 28 May. They are not presenting that as part of the LTP process.

Saving Christchurch Cathedral Square

Saving Christchurch Cathedral Square

Friday, 8 May 2015 1:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Ditch Christchurch convention centre, stadium & golf course

Ditch Christchurch convention centre, stadium & golf course

Friday, 8 May 2015 12:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Recently I have been having moments of absolute clarity. Even more than usual. I suppose many public intellectuals have these before they make a huge mistake but bear with me on this.

On this day - 1902 Volcanic Eruption

On this day - 1902 Volcanic Eruption

Friday, 8 May 2015 11:19 a.m. by GovtEQC

Deadline for June edition of News

Deadline for June edition of News

Friday, 8 May 2015 12:01 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The deadline for articles, photos, adverts for the June edition is on May 18. Please send items to news@stalbans.gen.nz

Buy petrol from Z Shirley to support Packe St park

Buy petrol from Z Shirley to support Packe St park

Thursday, 7 May 2015 11:56 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Packe St Park is one of the community groups benefitting from the Good in the Hood programme. Buy your petrol this month, or anything, from Z Shirley opposite the Palms in Marshlands Road and they will give you an orange …

Chief Executives update - 7 May 2015

Chief Executive's update - 7 May 2015

Thursday, 7 May 2015 4:40 p.m. by GovtCera

Acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, John Ombler, gives a monthly update on CERA's work to lead the recovery. Read the latest edition of the Future Christchurch Update.

Future Christchurch Update - May 2015

Future Christchurch Update - May 2015

Thursday, 7 May 2015 10:51 a.m. by GovtCera

On this day - 1846

On this day - 1846

Thursday, 7 May 2015 8:37 a.m. by GovtEQC

Severe quake hits Milford Sound

Severe quake hits Milford Sound

Thursday, 7 May 2015 8:27 a.m. by GovtEQC

Talent pool shrinking in Christchurch

Talent pool shrinking in Christchurch

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 11:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Lets Go Shopping Wednesday 6th May

Lets Go Shopping Wednesday 6th May

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 10:14 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Ashburton Pool

CTV News Story - Ashburton Pool

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 7:33 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Sumner Skate Park Interview

CTV News Story - Sumner Skate Park Interview

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 7:30 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - 6th May 2015

CTV News - 6th May 2015

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 7:28 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Sumner Skate Park

CTV News Story - Sumner Skate Park

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 7:23 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Alcohol Time Restriction

CTV News Story - Alcohol Time Restriction

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 7:22 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Space Camp

CTV News Story - Space Camp

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 7:22 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Jesse Ryder

CTV News Story - Jesse Ryder

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 7:19 p.m. by MediaCTV

Canterbury Live - 6th May 2015

Canterbury Live - 6th May 2015

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 6:59 p.m. by MediaCTV

Sumner to get much-anticipated skate area

Sumner to get much-anticipated skate area

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 3:10 p.m. by GovtCCC

"We are grateful for Levi’s ® offer to fund a skate area in Sumner," says Sara Templeton, Chair of the Hagley ̶ Ferrymead Community Board.

Youth of Canterbury are struggling with the “new normal”

Youth of Canterbury are struggling with the “new normal”

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 3:07 p.m. by Commtrust Featured Popular

Youth of Canterbury are struggling with the “new normal” post earthquake

Red Cross Launches Book for Leaders in Disaster Recovery

Red Cross Launches Book for Leaders in Disaster Recovery

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 3:04 p.m. by RedCross

New Zealand Red Cross has launched Leading in Disaster Recovery: Companion through the Chaos, a book for leaders working in disaster recovery.

Ground improvement work - Latest video

Ground improvement work - Latest video

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 2:59 p.m. by GovtEQC

Crown still in negotiation with EQC to recover $330m for residential red zone land

Crown still in negotiation with EQC to recover $330m for residential red zone land

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 2:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Crown is still waiting on an estimated $330 million of insurance recoveries forred zone properties it acquired after the Christchurch earthquakes.

Crown negotiates with EQC to recover $330m for red zone

Crown negotiates with EQC to recover $330m for red zone

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 2:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Crown is still waiting on an estimated $330 million of insurance recoveries forred zone properties it acquired after the Christchurch earthquakes.

Landlord charges Filipino workers per-bed rent

Landlord charges Filipino workers per-bed rent

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 1:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

A landlord is charging Filipino workers up to $145 a week for a single bed in a seven-bedroom house.

More support for legislative changes covering insurance non-disclosure

More support for legislative changes covering insurance non-disclosure

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 9:03 a.m. by avonsidechch

The Insurance Business New Zealand website reprorts that dispute resolution service Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL) supports the Insurance and Savings Ombudsman’s view legislation is needed to deal with non-disclosure and insurance claims. The article is here. The following are extracts from the article: “We are a step behind overseas jurisdictions like Australia and the UK. “I think

Fletcher Building flags $650m to $690m earnings

Fletcher Building flags $650m to $690m earnings

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Canterbury rebuild's imminent conclusion and business sales will push New Zealand's biggest listed business to make operating earnings of between $650 million to $690 million - the lower end of guidance.

Residential Red Zone offer feedback sought

Residential Red Zone offer feedback sought

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 12:15 a.m. by avonsidechch

CERA is seeking feedback on their Preliminary Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan. 

Reflections from Copenhagen – Part 1

Reflections from Copenhagen – Part 1

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 11:16 p.m. by GapFiller

Ok, the boss has told me I need to blog about my experiences in Denmark for the next couple months. 

Red zoning destroys Christchurch couples house building dream

Red zoning destroys Christchurch couple's house building dream

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 10:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Aaron Duncan and Sarah Chisnall's dream to build a house on Christchurch's Port Hills was destroyed when their land was red zoned in 2012 and they remain in limbo nearly three years on.