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Chch earthquake video goes viral

Chch earthquake video goes viral

Thursday, 4 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Insurance Companies Delay While Builders Businesses Crash and Burn

Insurance Companies Delay While Builders Businesses Crash and Burn

Thursday, 4 July 2013 4:54 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Builders are struggling to find work despite repeated reports that the rebuild is ramping up.

Last line of defence fails to inspire confidence

Last line of defence fails to inspire confidence

Thursday, 4 July 2013 4:50 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

 

Day 864 - PIM and proper

Day 864 - PIM and proper

Thursday, 4 July 2013 4:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

The saga with the city council consents department over 124 Garlands Rd continues....

The PIM that was issued in May wrongly referred to Resource Consent requirements that had to be met in order for the building to go ahead.

Someone finally rang from the council planners and admitted that the PIM by the council was wrong and would be reissued with the corrections.

Thank you.

A revised PIM and a form to apply for an emergency depot are to be sent by email from the coun ...

More transparency on the Christchurch rebuild helpful

More transparency on the Christchurch rebuild helpful

Thursday, 4 July 2013 4:28 p.m. by PRNews

 

CCDU market update welcomed

CCDU market update welcomed

Thursday, 4 July 2013 4:27 p.m. by PRNews Popular

"It signals a clear intent for greater private sector engagement in the next phase of the rebuild", says Stephen Selwood, CEO, NZCID.

Families for Families spread cheer in Chch

Families for Families spread cheer in Chch

Thursday, 4 July 2013 4:21 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch based charitable trust Families for Families is making 600 food packs for the Salvation Army to deliver next week to spread some mid year cheer.

Novotel Chch out of the Red Zone

Novotel Chch out of the Red Zone

Thursday, 4 July 2013 4:08 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch has reclaimed its CBD following the removal of the Red Zone cordon on Sunday. Locals thronged Cathedral Square to mark the end of the cordon around the city centre, which was originally 387 hectares, and can now roam free for the first time since February 2011.

Civil Aviation Act review underway

Civil Aviation Act review underway

Thursday, 4 July 2013 3:51 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Time for council and govt to act like consenting adults - Lianne Dalziel

Time for council and govt to act like consenting adults - Lianne Dalziel

Thursday, 4 July 2013 3:26 p.m. by PRNews

Labour is repeating its call for Christchurch City Council and the government to form a collaborative partnership in the wake of news today that the council has asked for a Crown manager to step in and that its chief executive is on leave.

July Forum

July Forum

Thursday, 4 July 2013 3:20 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular



Land Claims Process Summary

Land Claims Process Summary

Thursday, 4 July 2013 2:49 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Business students build positive community organisations

Business students build positive community organisations

Thursday, 4 July 2013 1:45 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Business students at the University of Canterbury are part of a pilot project to help build positive community organisations. Second-year business students taking the paper Management 208 – Principles of Leadership are learning a range of skills that have been …

Colombo Street – Lane Closure – From the 15th July

Colombo Street – Lane Closure – From the 15th July

Thursday, 4 July 2013 1:42 p.m. by Transport4chch

The southbound lane on Colombo Street between Bealey Avenue and Salisbury Street will be closed for approximately 6 weeks.

Cranford St likely to be rezoned business/commercial

Cranford St likely to be rezoned business/commercial

Thursday, 4 July 2013 1:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Most of Cranford Street is likely to be rezoned business/commercial due to the proposed four laning of part of the street. The Shirley Papanui Community Board plans to advocate for this zoning change to encourage the development of appropriate commercial …

Fitzgerald Ave, Ferry Road end – Update

Fitzgerald Ave, Ferry Road end – Update

Thursday, 4 July 2013 1:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Work has been progressing ahead of schedule on this project.

Fitzgerald Avenue, Ferry Road end – Update

Fitzgerald Avenue, Ferry Road end – Update

Thursday, 4 July 2013 1:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Work has been progressing ahead of schedule on this project. From the 8th July work will commence on Fitgerald Avenue between Ferry Road  and Alfred Street. There will continue to be lane closures in place for Northbound traffic. Expected delays …

Rebuild safety charter signed

Rebuild safety charter signed

Thursday, 4 July 2013 11:30 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Representatives from the construction and insurance industries have signed a safety charter, aimed at keeping workers safe during the rebuild of Christchurch.

Government commits to safe Canterbury rebuild

Government commits to safe Canterbury rebuild

Thursday, 4 July 2013 10:27 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | ACC

Chch mayor accused of arse-protecting

Chch mayor accused of 'arse-protecting'

Thursday, 4 July 2013 9:38 a.m. by Media3News

Sub-standard Chch buildings `a huge worry

Sub-standard Chch buildings `a huge worry'

Thursday, 4 July 2013 6:07 a.m. by Media3News

Chch council set to agree to Govt takeover

Chch council set to agree to Govt takeover

Thursday, 4 July 2013 5:38 a.m. by Media3News

Construction injuries jump almost 70pc

Construction injuries jump almost 70pc

Thursday, 4 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The rate of serious injury for Christchurch's construction industry has jumped almost 70 per cent since the earthquakes, to 106 incidents per 10,000 workers.

Ianz finds 18 of 20 consents fail code

Ianz finds 18 of 20 consents fail code

Thursday, 4 July 2013 12:47 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch buildings constructed under faulty council consents could be demolished if deemed unsafe after a Government review.

Buildings may have to be razed

Buildings may have to be razed

Thursday, 4 July 2013 12:47 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch buildings constructed under faulty council consents could be demolished if deemed unsafe after a Government review.

NEC Australasia Users Group Conference 2013, Christchurch

NEC Australasia Users' Group Conference 2013, Christchurch

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 11:20 p.m. by Jessica Recommended Popular

In response to the ever-growing interest in across Australasia, NEC Events is proud to announce that we will be holding our second this August, in Christchurch

Day 863 - Quake homeless grows

Day 863 - Quake homeless grows

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 10:00 p.m. by addingtonaction


3/7/2013

By Lois Cairns
Christchurch tenants are now paying an average of $400 a week in rent - $107, or 36 per cent, more than they did before the September 2010 earthquake.

Over the same period, the average weekly rent for the rest of the country has increased by $37 a week, or 11 per cent.

Latest figures from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment show that finding a rental for less than $300 a week is becoming increasingly difficult in Christchurch, w ...

Day 863 - Free legal education workshops from Community Law Canterbury

Day 863 - Free legal education workshops from Community Law Canterbury

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 9:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Best mid-year wishes from Community Law Canterbury - we hope things are going well for your group and that you've got through the recent bad weather unscathed!

Community Law Canterbury are running some of the free legal education workshops in the second half of this year.  These afternoon or evening workshops are ideal if you're a manager or on the Board of a Christchurch-based not-to-profit organisation - you are very welcome to attend!

This series of workshop will be of ...

Where is Tony Marryatt?

Where is Tony Marryatt?

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 8:08 p.m. by Media3News

As details about the Christchurch City Council's shonky building consent process emerge, it looks like chief executive Tony Marryatt is set to step down.

Recently consented buildings set to be audited

Recently consented buildings set to be audited

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 6:23 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Building and Construction

Council approves plan for next three years

Council approves plan for next three years

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 6:00 p.m. by GovtCCC

Following four weeks of community consultation, 372 written submissions, three days of public hearings and several days of deliberations, Christchurch City Council yesterday adopted a Three Year Plan.

Council to invite Crown Manager to oversee consenting

Council to invite Crown Manager to oversee consenting

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 5:57 p.m. by GovtCCC

Tomorrow, at a special meeting of Council at 12:45pm, a resolution will be put to invite the Minister for Local Government, Chris Tremain, to put in place a Crown Manager to oversee the Council’s consents department.

Council should have focused on recovery

Council 'should have focused on recovery'

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 3:44 p.m. by Media3News

Durham Street/Cambridge Terrace one lane from 8 July – Significant delays expected

Durham Street/Cambridge Terrace one lane from 8 July – Significant delays expected

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 3:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

Durham Street/Cambridge Terrace will be reduced to one lane from 8 July due to open trenching in the area to install new wastewater mains.  Road users are advised to expect significant delays if using these roads and where possible consider alternative routes such …

Significant delays expected Durham Street/Cambridge Terrace from 8 July

Significant delays expected Durham Street/Cambridge Terrace from 8 July

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 3:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

Durham Street/Cambridge Terrace will be reduced to one lane from 8 July due to open trenching in the area to install new wastewater mains.  Road users are advised to expect significant delays if using these roads and where possible consider alternative routes such …

Govt welcomes Mayor’s statement on consenting

Govt welcomes Mayor’s statement on consenting

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 1:10 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Building and Construction

Council CEO takes leave over consents

Council CEO takes leave over consents

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 1:09 p.m. by Media3News



Mobile app for Christchurch road users

Mobile app for Christchurch road users

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 12:55 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users in Christchurch wanting increased access to the information provided by   are able to access the mobile application for iPhone, iPod touch devices and Android devices.

Victoria Apartments to be bowled

Victoria Apartments to be bowled

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 11:47 a.m. by MediaStuff

One of Christchurch's few remaining high-rise apartment blocks will be demolished this year, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has confirmed.

THE MOOD SWINGERS – A new singing group!

THE MOOD SWINGERS – A new singing group!

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 11:06 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Hi everyone, there is an exciting new weekly peer group singing opportunity at MHAPS, starting this Friday at 11am. There is no need to have any previous experience singing or any sense that that you feel like you can sing! We are lucky to have Rachel Bayliss as our leader and tutor. She is not...

THE MOOD SINGERS – A new singing group!

THE MOOD SINGERS – A new singing group!

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 11:06 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Old Waimakariri Bridge closed from 15 July

Old Waimakariri Bridge closed from 15 July

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 11:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

The Old Waimakariri Bridge will be closing for seven days from 15 July to allow earthquake repair work to take place The repair work is scheduled to coincide with the school holidays to lessen the impact on road users. Signal …

Innovation Precinct Update meetings…..

Innovation Precinct Update meetings…..

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 9:40 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

ha ha that was a joke.

Faster broadband for parts of St Albans

Faster broadband for parts of St Albans

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 9:31 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Ultrafast broadband will be available in parts of St Albans over the next year. Enable, the company laying ultrafast broadband cable, has indicated that “Edge ware” alongside Shirley and Richmond will benefit from the new cable. Enable is the cable …

Chch consents not meeting requirements

Chch consents not meeting requirements

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 8:54 a.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council has been granting building consents that could put people and property at risk, says IANZ.

Christchurch needs better roads

Christchurch needs better roads

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 8:51 a.m. by MediaThePress

 Thwack, thump, kerplunk: That's what it is like driving over Christchurch's rollercoaster roads.

Family happy with red-zoned home to call their own

Family happy with red-zoned home to call their own

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

After two years in a rental, Virginia Tatton and her partner are moving into their new home - but they have not had to call a builder or a real estate agent.

Family happy with red-zoned relocation

Family happy with red-zoned relocation

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

After two years in a rental, Virginia Tatton and her partner are moving into their new home - but they have not had to call a builder or a real estate agent.

What IANZ told the Christchurch council

What IANZ told the Christchurch council

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 7:38 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Tonight, exclusively, what IANZ really said to the Christchurch City Council.

Christchurch councillors brace for dressing down over consents

Christchurch councillors brace for dressing down over consents

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:40 p.m. by MediaHerald

Councillors are bracing themselves for a dressing down by government ministers tomorrow over Christchurch City Council's failure to retain accreditation for building consents.

Confusion over Chch building consents

Confusion over Chch building consents

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:04 p.m. by Media3News

Building and construction industry players in Christchurch are anxiously awaiting the outcome of Gerry Brownlee's meeting with the city council.

Brownlee: Chchs problems go way back

Brownlee: Chch's problems go way back

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 3:34 p.m. by Media3News

Canterbury Earthquake Minister Gerry Brownlee says Christchurch City Council's problems with building consents are now unacceptable.

Chch suburbs to get faster internet

Chch suburbs to get faster internet

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 3:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch ultrafast broadband (UFB) provider Enable has finalised which suburbs will be hooked up over the next year.

A word from SCIRT on McCormacks Bay Road

A word from SCIRT on McCormacks Bay Road

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 1:02 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

For an update on the Causeway works see 

International reinsurers sign up to EQC

International reinsurers sign up to EQC

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 11:24 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Durham Street North one lane from 8 July

Durham Street North one lane from 8 July

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 10:34 a.m. by Transport4chch

Durham Street North will be reduced to one lane from 8 July due to works in the area, in particular around Armagh and Gloucester Streets. Road users are advised to expect delays and where possible consider alternative routes. Further information …

Christchurch builders welcome consents shake-up

Christchurch builders welcome consents shake-up

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 9:10 a.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council has lost its ability to approve building consents after International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) revoked the council's accreditation yesterday morning.

The decision follows a one month period in which the council were told by the IANZ to improve their consenting process.

Speaking on Firstline this morning, Brent Metrick of building company Stonewood ...