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Manchester St widening part of $26m contract

Manchester St widening part of $26m contract

Friday, 15 April 2016 4:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Roading improvements for central Christchurch including converting Manchester St into a tree-lined boulevard will be finished by the end of next year.

Major contract signed for city roading changes

Major contract signed for city roading changes

Friday, 15 April 2016 2:58 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Work to widen Manchester Street and turn the central arterial route into a boulevard will be carried out by construction firm Downer, following the signing of a $26 million contract says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority acting chief executive John Ombler.

Five years of Cera: Success or failure?

Five years of Cera: Success or failure?

Friday, 15 April 2016 1:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

After five years taking the lead in post-disaster Christchurch the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is closing shop,  reports on its legacy.

Anzac Day Service

Anzac Day Service

Friday, 15 April 2016 11:26 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

SUMNER REDCLIFFS R.S.A. INC ANZAC DAY 2016. The President – Mr Stewart Russell – and Executive are pleased to invite you to the 2016 Anzac Day Service , and wreath-laying […]

Peer Review of the Coastal Hazard Assessment Report (Tonkin & Taylor 2015)

Peer Review of the Coastal Hazard Assessment Report (Tonkin & Taylor 2015)

Friday, 15 April 2016 11:22 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Thank-you for coming to the community meeting held on March 31 or April 4.  If you were not able to come to the meeting hopefully this email will help provide […]

Gerry Brownlees former singing partner among Regenerate Christchurch members

Gerry Brownlee's former singing partner among Regenerate Christchurch members

Friday, 15 April 2016 11:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

Gerry Brownlee's former schoolmate and singing partner has been announced as one of Christchurch's new recovery figureheads.

Regenerate Christchurch board confirmed

Regenerate Christchurch board confirmed

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:46 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee says the four Ministerial appointees to the board of Regenerate Christchurch bring an impressive range of skills and experience working in greater Christchurch.

Report now available “Getting it together – Third Sector in Post Recovery Christchurch”

Report now available “Getting it together – Third Sector in Post Recovery Christchurch”

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:39 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

See the report here.         Hard copies may be collected from: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street Christchurch Migrants Centre, 166 St Asaph Street Canterbury Workers Educational Association WEA, 59 Gloucester Street OVTRK welcomes your feedback.........  In particular it would be great to keep in touch with whatever is being planned next in the Sector.... should we organise

A new brand! ..... "Third Sector Organisations" (TSOs) .....

A new brand! ..... "Third Sector Organisations" (TSOs) .....

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:37 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

We noted that the above Research Report refers to the "Third Sector" so we are now going to refer to "TSOs" for the all the organisations (big and small) in our Sector. It seems better than being defined by what we are not - NON-government (NGOs), NOT-for-profit (NPOs), NON-profit (NPs) etc - and "community" organisations/groups can include any group from any Sector..... We have therefore

Valuing TSOs Project update

Valuing TSOs Project update

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:35 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

This updated list of resources is intended to complement those that are often used to measure the effectiveness of mahi in our Sector. Recently the CEO of the international Third Sector body – CIVICUS - wrote about the need to  measure what you treasure not just treasure what we measure!

KEEP THIS DATE for the Workshop for the TSO Sector on the CCC Annual Plan and amended Long Term Plan

KEEP THIS DATE for the Workshop for the TSO Sector on the CCC Annual Plan and amended Long Term Plan

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:33 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

This workshop will be on Tuesday 10 May, 9.30 - 11.30am at The Atrium - Christchurch Netball Centre, Hagley Avenue. There is a separate one for Business organisations.http://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/plans-strategies-policies-and-bylaws/plans/long-term-plan-and-annual-plans/

OVTRK meets with General Manager, Oranga, for Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu.

OVTRK meets with General Manager, Oranga, for Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu.

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:32 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

On Monday 4 April Katherine and Rex, OVTRK Co Chairs, met with Hana O'Regan at Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu (TRONT). The meeting had been suggested by Purapura Whetu's representative, Karaitiana Tickell.Hana is now the General Manager, Oranga, for Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu (TRONT). The meeting explored the possible avenues for collaboration between OVTRK and TRONT. Much of the meeting focused on bring

Ensure that the story of your organisation is not lost

Ensure that the story of your organisation is not lost

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:27 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

The CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive http://www.ceismic.org.nz is working to preserve the knowledge, memories, and experiences of the Canterbury Earthquakes for future generations and other communities to learn from. At the centre of this are the voices of Third Sector groups and organisations, whether dealing directly or indirectly with issues arising from the earthquakes and

April 2016 OVTRK Summary

April 2016 OVTRK Summary

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:24 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Here is the updated summary Do remember to encourage those TSOs who agree with the OVTRK kaupapa to put themselves on the OVTRK Register - that way organisations in our Sector can be in touch with each other - and individuals and organisations in the Commercial and Government

Hotel deals a big boost for central Christchurch

Hotel deals a big boost for central Christchurch

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two major hotel firms have bought into central Christchurch, in a multimillion-dollar sign of confidence in the Cathedral Square area.

Strong quakes hit southern Japan

Strong quakes hit southern Japan

Friday, 15 April 2016 9:34 a.m. by GovtEQC

Former Christchurch mayor Garry Moore on new rebuild entities: You cant get worse than Cera

Former Christchurch mayor Garry Moore on new rebuild entities: 'You can't get worse than Cera'

Friday, 15 April 2016 9:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's former mayor Garry Moore says there could not have been a worse entity than Cera to run the rebuild, but Minister Gerry Brownlee says he is "out of date".

Drayton Drive Reserve Working Group

Drayton Drive Reserve Working Group

Friday, 15 April 2016 9:00 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

DRAYTON GULLY RESERVE VOLUNTEER GROUP Thanks to the 20 people who have volunteered to join our group, we can now have our first working party. Meet at the Drayton Drive […]

John Key praises, but wont endorse, Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel

John Key praises, but won't endorse, Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel

Thursday, 14 April 2016 6:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Prime Minister John Key says Lianne Dalziel has put her "heart and soul" into leading Christchurch, but has stopped short of endorsing the current mayor for re-election.

Ceras new map shows no clear plans for one-fifth of central Christchurch

Cera's new map shows no clear plans for one-fifth of central Christchurch

Thursday, 14 April 2016 5:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Five and a half years since the start of the earthquakes, up to a fifth of central Christchurch remains in limbo.

Central City development plans going strong

Central City development plans going strong

Thursday, 14 April 2016 2:45 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee says central city development plans in Christchurch are going strong.

Christchurchs new recovery leaders to be announced

Christchurch's new recovery leaders to be announced

Thursday, 14 April 2016 1:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

A major announcement on the next phase of Christchurch's earthquake recovery is expected on Friday.

New Regent St buildings owner Helen Thacker claims other units on street unsafe

New Regent St buildings owner Helen Thacker claims other units on street unsafe

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 6:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Under-fire Christchurch property owner Helen Thacker has broken her silence on delayed New Regent St building repairs, claiming other properties on the street may be putting lives at risk.

Convention centre announcement very close - John Key

Convention centre announcement 'very close' - John Key

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 2:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

An announcement on the future of Christchurch's stalled convention centre is only weeks away, Prime Minister John Key says.

Southern Ink property manager charged with misconduct

Southern Ink property manager charged with misconduct

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 10:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch property manager is facing a police investigation and a misconduct charge, after a tattooist was killed by falling masonry in the February 2011 earthquake fleeing an unsafe building.

Southern Ink property manager charged with misconduct over Christchurch earthquake death

Southern Ink property manager charged with misconduct over Christchurch earthquake death

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 10:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch property manager is facing a police investigation and a misconduct charge, after a tattooist was killed by falling masonry in the February 2011 earthquake fleeing an unsafe building.

Southern Ink property manager Christopher Chapman charged with misconduct over earthquake death

Southern Ink property manager Christopher Chapman charged with misconduct over earthquake death

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 10:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch property manager is facing a police investigation and a misconduct charge, after a tattooist was killed by falling masonry in the February 2011 earthquake fleeing an unsafe building.

Another side to the Government Hype…..

Another side to the Government Hype…..

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 12:34 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

While we sit and listen to the official Government hype by Minister of Earthquake Recovery (Gerry Brownlee) and the Prime Minister (John Key), spouting about the wonderful job the Earthquake Minister has done in Christchurch. Those of us who live …

Rachel Smalley: Too soon for Christchurch regeneration

Rachel Smalley: Too soon for Christchurch regeneration

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 9:24 a.m. by MediaHerald

In the space of a day, Christchurch has moved from the post-earthquake recovery phase, to one of 'regeneration'.Cera - the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is no more, and now the city has what's called the Greater Christchurch...

Rachel Smalley: Too soon for Christchurch regeneration

Rachel Smalley: Too soon for Christchurch regeneration

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 9:24 a.m. by MediaHerald

In the space of a day, Christchurch has moved from the post-earthquake recovery phase, to one of 'regeneration'.Cera - the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is no more, and now the city has what's called the Greater Christchurch...

Christchurch – Five Years On: Part I

Christchurch – Five Years On: Part I

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

Warren and Mahoney, as part of a design consortium, was commissioned to work with the Christchurch Central Development Group to produce a Blueprint or recovery plan for Christchurch, following the destruction of the city caused by the earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011. Five years on, the $40 billion rebuild is progressing apace.

Christ Church Cathedral announcement expected in weeks

Christ Church Cathedral announcement expected in weeks

Monday, 11 April 2016 6:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Greater detail on how the Government plans to break deadlock over the Christ Church Cathedral is expected to be announced within weeks.

Gerry Brownlee gets new earthquake job title

Gerry Brownlee gets new earthquake job title

Monday, 11 April 2016 6:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery portfolio is undergoing a name change but Gerry Brownlee will stay on as minister.

Change in focus for Canterbury portfolio

Change in focus for Canterbury portfolio

Monday, 11 April 2016 4:04 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Prime Minister John Key has today announced the establishment of a new ministerial portfolio, supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration, which replaces the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery portfolio. 

Metro Sports early contractors announced

Metro Sports early contractors announced

Monday, 11 April 2016 2:02 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Two contractors to ensure competition in metro sports facility tender process

Two contractors to ensure 'competition' in metro sports facility tender process

Monday, 11 April 2016 12:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has appointed two contractors to help plan the construction of Christchurch's metro sports facility to "keep some competition" in the process.

EQC apologises to Christchurch family who bought poorly repaired home

EQC apologises to Christchurch family who bought poorly repaired home

Sunday, 10 April 2016 6:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has apologised to a Christchurch family who bought a house they thought was repaired, only to discover they had fallen victim to shoddy building work.

Mayor’s speech to The Neighbourhood Trust

Mayor’s speech to The Neighbourhood Trust

Sunday, 10 April 2016 2:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Mayor Lianne Dalziel gave a speech to the Neighbourhood Trust’s AGM at the McFaddens Centre on March 29. The text of her speech is given below: Good evening Council has a couple of recess weeks a year and this …

Heritage facade on old Excelsior Hotel in Christchurch demolished

Heritage facade on old Excelsior Hotel in Christchurch demolished

Sunday, 10 April 2016 2:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

The last remains of Christchurch's old Excelsior Hotel have been demolished.

Why the next Volunteer Army should involve tourists

Why the next Volunteer Army should involve tourists

Saturday, 9 April 2016 4:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: What would happen to New Zealand's story if our visitors not only explored our country but were able to actively contribute to making it better while they were here? What story would they then share with friends and family around the world? What emotional bond to our country would they create?

Owners hope to keep central mall building

Owners hope to keep central mall building

Saturday, 9 April 2016 3:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

While cranes swing on big construction sites around it, work has quietly started on the old Pagoda Court restaurant building in Christchurch's new retail precinct.

EQC and Repairs

EQC and Repairs

Friday, 8 April 2016 8:53 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Here is a link to the Radio NZ website story about problems with EQC repairs.  It includes 2 interviews and mentions Grant Shand as being involved getting EQC to pay cap for a homeowner.

Cathedral Towers apartment buildings, with rooftop restaurant, planned for Cathedral Square

'Cathedral Towers' apartment buildings, with rooftop restaurant, planned for Cathedral Square

Friday, 8 April 2016 8:21 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New plans for a $25 million apartment tower complex, with a rooftop restaurant, could prove a breakthrough for Cathedral Square.

Opposition to Christchurch Airport building $80m Novotel hotel on city outskirts

Opposition to Christchurch Airport building $80m Novotel hotel on city outskirts

Friday, 8 April 2016 7:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plans to build a 200-room hotel at Christchurch airport have upset some city developers and business people who say the location will damage inner city regeneration.

Opposition to Christchurch Airport building $80m hotel on city outskirts

Opposition to Christchurch Airport building $80m hotel on city outskirts

Friday, 8 April 2016 7:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plans to build a 200-room hotel at Christchurch airport have upset some city developers and business people who say the location will damage inner city regeneration.

Another unit fenced off in Christchurchs historic New Regent St

Another unit fenced off in Christchurch's historic New Regent St

Friday, 8 April 2016 6:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

New Regent St property owners have been asked to assess the safety of certain features on their buildings after new concerns were raised.

Kiwi engineer awarded for Christchurch liquefaction research

Kiwi engineer awarded for Christchurch liquefaction research

Friday, 8 April 2016 1:58 p.m. by MediaStuff

A team of kiwi engineers have achieved international recognition for their research on liquefaction damage during Canterbury's earthquakes.

Rally for royal commission into Canterbury earthquake repairs

Rally for royal commission into Canterbury earthquake repairs

Friday, 8 April 2016 12:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Frustrated homeowners are calling for a royal commission into the quality of Canterbury's earthquake repair job.

 Stolen Tools Will Becoming Harder to Sell

Stolen Tools Will Becoming Harder to Sell

Friday, 8 April 2016 12:08 p.m. by MegaTest

With an increase of vans, work trailers etc. being broken into and tools stolen, New Zealand’s new Health & Safety law has a pleasant side effect. Kevin Johnson, the manager of MegaTest explains “as part of our Test & Tag operation, we offer our clients a full asset register of equipment tested. Were posable we will input serial number, model numbers etc. into the register. This not only gives the business owner an overview of their equipment and its location (which van, work ...

Christchurch rebuild projects gets worst performance rating in Treasury report

Christchurch rebuild projects gets worst performance rating in Treasury report

Friday, 8 April 2016 8:39 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Major projects contributing to Christchurch's earthquake rebuild have received the worst performance rating from Treasury.

Quality assurance and support

Quality assurance and support

Friday, 8 April 2016 2:18 a.m. by SouthernResponse

To read today's e-newsletter release regarding quality assurance in our build programme, please .

$9.2m Cathedral Square development on hold over lack of progress

$9.2m Cathedral Square development on hold over lack of progress

Thursday, 7 April 2016 7:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

The $9.2m redevelopment of Cathedral Square is on hold because of uncertainty over surrounding rebuild projects including the Convention Centre.

Never mind the EQC ‘scorecard’ – Time to demand an Audit.  Guest Post by Sleazkey

Never mind the EQC ‘scorecard’ – Time to demand an Audit. Guest Post by Sleazkey

Thursday, 7 April 2016 8:33 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

We are now in the sixth year post-earthquakes.  We are told that EQC have reduced their staff significantly, which must mean that there is no longer the pressure of work that there was. (See http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/67998762/Contractor-numbers-cut-as-EQC-home-repair-programme-downsizes).  However, some investigation reveals that …

Ngai Tahu Property may pull out of Christchurch convention centre project

Ngai Tahu Property may pull out of Christchurch convention centre project

Wednesday, 6 April 2016 9:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Details of the final shape of Christchurch's convention centre precinct have been hammered out this week, as one of the developers signals it could pull out of the project.