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Eketahuna Claims Update

Eketahuna Claims Update

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 2:22 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Anchor Projects kicking on in 2014

Anchor Projects kicking on in 2014

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 1:14 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Deon Swiggs: Rebuild Christchurch

Deon Swiggs: Rebuild Christchurch

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 12:43 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

Rebuild Christchurch website founder Deon Swiggs talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about what exciting developments are happening around the city.

Chris Hutching: Ecan

Chris Hutching: Ecan

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 11:50 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

NBR Journalist Chris Hutching talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about what direction Ecan should take and if it should maintained by commissioners or by an elected group.

Eketahuna Update

Eketahuna Update

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 10:26 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Quake Outcasts take fight to Supreme Court

Quake Outcasts take fight to Supreme Court

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 10:03 a.m. by Media3News Popular

A group of Christchurch red zoners are taking their fight against the Government to the Supreme Court.
 

The self-proclaimed 'Quake Outcasts' – a 68-strong group of uninsured or bare land owners - argue the red zone was created illegally and want a full payout for their quake-damaged land.

 

They were initially offered 50 percent of the rateable value for their empty or uninsur ...

WANTED: Developers, Marketers, Thinkers

WANTED: Developers, Marketers, Thinkers

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 7:40 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Do you want to be part of the exciting developments in the world of transport? 

Plan for Triangle Centre shelved

Plan for Triangle Centre shelved

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Long-time Triangle Centre landlord Michael Ogilvie-Lee has dropped his concept for a $100 million sculptural glass-wrapped office and shopping centre between Colombo, High and Cashel streets.

Fulton Hogan appoints executive manager for Chch rebuild

Fulton Hogan appoints executive manager for Chch rebuild

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 7:44 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Leading civil and resources contractor Fulton Hogan has established a new strategic leadership role of Executive Manager - Christchurch Rebuild.

Lianne Dalziel: Mayor on the year ahead

Lianne Dalziel: Mayor on the year ahead

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 12:15 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

Christchurch Mayor talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about her office and the year ahead for the city.
 



DELAYED – Marshlands Rd/Prestons Rd intersection

DELAYED – Marshlands Rd/Prestons Rd intersection

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 7:30 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Work to  signalise the intersection of Marshlands and Prestons Roads which was to get underway this week has been delayed for a couple of weeks. Updates will be provided here on a new start date. Temporary traffic management at the …

Marshlands Rd/Prestons Rd intersection

Marshlands Rd/Prestons Rd intersection

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 7:30 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Major works to  signalise the intersection of Marshlands and Prestons Roads which was to get underway this week has been delayed for a couple of weeks. Some preliminary work will be undertaken in the area commencing 23 January. Temporary traffic …

No let-up to homeowners stress

No let-up to homeowner's stress

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Steve Marshall thought the stress would be over when the Earthquake Commission (EQC) let go of his Parklands property.

Lower North Island Earthquake January 20th 2014

Lower North Island Earthquake January 20th 2014

Monday, 20 January 2014 5:27 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Popular

Quake strikes lower North Island

Quake strikes lower North Island

Monday, 20 January 2014 4:48 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Willem de Lang: Offshore Driling

Willem de Lang: Offshore Driling

Monday, 20 January 2014 1:18 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Senior Lecturer at Waikato University in Ocean Science, Willem de Lang talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about whether or not offshore drilling cause earthquakes.

Quake homeowners left to own devices

Quake homeowners left to own devices

Monday, 20 January 2014 12:39 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Quake homeowners left to own devices

Quake homeowners left to own devices

Monday, 20 January 2014 12:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

Hugh Pavelitich: Housing Costs

Hugh Pavelitich: Housing Costs

Monday, 20 January 2014 12:18 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Housing Author Hugh Pavelitich talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the comparison of Housing prices here and overseas

Red-zone talk must start now

Red-zone talk must start now

Monday, 20 January 2014 12:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

In a little over four months time, few if any people will remain in the residential red zone in eastern Christchurch. The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has set January 31 as its deadline for people to leave the area. After they have gone, consideration will have to be given to what to do with the large tracts of land left vacant.

Manchester St library opens

Manchester St library opens

Monday, 20 January 2014 11:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's newest library has opened today.

Students flock to revamped Canterbury University

Students flock to revamped Canterbury University

Monday, 20 January 2014 10:59 a.m. by Media3News Popular

This year is looking up for the University of Canterbury, with more students choosing to study in the quake-damaged city.

Quake ads toned down for Canterbury

Quake ads toned down for Canterbury

Monday, 20 January 2014 9:45 a.m. by Media3News

Cantabrians have been excluded from a graphic nationwide advertising campaign released by the Earthquake Commission (EQC).

Council hands tied over Centennial Pool site

Council hands tied over Centennial Pool site

Saturday, 18 January 2014 12:18 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council considered a report on the sale of the Centennial Pool site to the Crown at its final meeting last year.

Sea Level Rise Report will help Christchurch become more resilient

Sea Level Rise Report will help Christchurch become more resilient

Saturday, 18 January 2014 12:15 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Sea Level Rise Report will help Christchurch become more resilient

Central Library Manchester Opens Monday January 20th 2014

Central Library Manchester Opens Monday January 20th 2014

Saturday, 18 January 2014 12:13 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Inner city library services will get a boost when Central Library Manchester opens on Monday 20 January.

The new temporary library at 36 Manchester Street (on the corner of Allen Street) replaces Central Library Tuam which closed in November to make way for the Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.

Libraries and Information Manager Carolyn Robertson says of all the city libraries Central Library Tuam was the ...

Canterbury quake fraud cases mounting

Canterbury quake fraud cases mounting

Saturday, 18 January 2014 7:22 a.m. by Media3News Popular

EQC has referred 130 allegedly fraudulent claims to police for prosecution over the past three years since Canterbury earthquakes began.

Coming down

Coming down

Friday, 17 January 2014 5:01 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Demolition work has begun on Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Victoria Apartment.

Councils hands tied over Centennial Pool

Council's 'hands tied' over Centennial Pool

Friday, 17 January 2014 3:49 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council says it is powerless to save Centennial Pool from demolition and will sell it to the Crown.

Chris Lynch: The Power Panel

Chris Lynch: The Power Panel

Friday, 17 January 2014 12:47 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Councillors Yani Johanson and Paul Lonsdale, along with Former Mayor Garry Moore talk to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the week's news topics.
 



A BIG 2013 for SMART Insurance Brokers Melbourne(Australia)

A BIG 2013 for SMART Insurance Brokers Melbourne(Australia)

Friday, 17 January 2014 12:08 p.m. by businessinsurance

It’s been a big 2013 for the Melbourne based SMART Business Insurance Brokers.

From the rooftops

From the rooftops

Friday, 17 January 2014 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Canterbury - let’s make our experience count

Canterbury - let’s make our experience count

Thursday, 16 January 2014 3:20 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Building Consents Christchurch- snafu

Building Consents Christchurch- snafu

Thursday, 16 January 2014 2:14 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

I am afraid I need to start a new running total.

Chris Lynch with Jamie Gough

Chris Lynch with Jamie Gough

Thursday, 16 January 2014 12:11 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Councillor Jamie Gough talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about developments around the City Centre.

Marshlands Rd/Prestons Rd intersection – works beginning 20 January – expect some delays

Marshlands Rd/Prestons Rd intersection – works beginning 20 January – expect some delays

Thursday, 16 January 2014 11:46 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Work to  signalise the intersection of Marshlands and Prestons Roads gets underway from Monday 20th January.

What stops you sharing your Canterbury Quake Story?

What stops you sharing your Canterbury Quake Story?

Thursday, 16 January 2014 10:56 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Writing your Canterbury Quake story is perhaps one of the most important things to do, if you haven’t already done so. Yet so many people will never take the time to write it. The reason they won’t is simple. They don’t write it because they don’t know how to make it clear, interesting and readable. […]

People must come first in rebuild

People must come first in rebuild

Thursday, 16 January 2014 8:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

Having left Christchurch after surviving 10,000 earthquakes in a council flat that was badly damaged and in the red zone, I am disturbed by the fact that some want to spend mega money restoring old, badly maintained buildings when there is now an opportunity to begin again.

People must come first in rebuild

People must come first in rebuild

Thursday, 16 January 2014 8:50 a.m. by MediaStuff

Having left Christchurch after surviving 10,000 earthquakes in a council flat that was badly damaged and in the red zone, I am disturbed by the fact that some want to spend mega money restoring old, badly maintained buildings when there is now an opportunity to begin again.

Couple still waiting for revised offer

Couple still waiting for revised offer

Thursday, 16 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A decade of saving and more than $100,000 hangs in the balance for Micki Bell and Craig Anderson.

Newsletter deadline January 28

Newsletter deadline January 28

Thursday, 16 January 2014 12:04 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The next edition of St Albans News will be coming out sometime in February. If you have any editorial or advertisements please make sure they meet the deadline on January 28. Articles and Letters to the Editor can be sent to news@stalbans.gen.nz . Advertising and any other enquiries to SARA@stalbans.gen.nz

Rebuild fairytale musical

Rebuild fairytale musical

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 11:26 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Avebury Park in Richmond is the venue this week for a hilarious fairytale musical that also has some fun with the rebuild. The musical is being put on by the Harlequin Players, directed by Loretta Dean, and is aimed at families @ a cost of $8 per person. Writer Jo Bean has come up with […]

Electorate changes opposed

Electorate changes opposed

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 10:42 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

,p>Former Christchurch deputy mayor Ngaire Button is one of a number of objectors who have made submissions to the Electoral Commission opposing changes to electorate boundaries of Christchurch Central. Ngaire objects to Mairehau being joined to East Christchurch as the proposed change will split the St Albans-Mairehau community. Central Christchurch MP Nicky Wagner, also objects […]

Kidds Cakes adds cafe

Kidds Cakes adds cafe

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 10:35 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

If you want a coffee with your cake, Kidds Cakes and Bakery have a cafe in their new building which opened on January 15. The new two-storey building, adjacent to the old building, is built back from the road to take into account the proposed four-laning of Cranford Street. It is also very eco-friendly in […]

The Triangle – Noxious Exhalations, a Precocious Wastrel and a Special Earthquake

The Triangle – Noxious Exhalations, a Precocious Wastrel and a Special Earthquake

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 5:49 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

“William Wilson was formerly a cabbage dealer in Canterbury; but fourteen years ago he was poor, whereas now he is rich, a circumstance attributable to a lucky speculation in a piece of land called the Triangles, at Christchurch, which was offered to more than one, previously to being bought for £200 by Wilson, who, unlike the others, had sufficient foresight not to refuse it which now, in rental, brings him in £900 per annum.” Hawke’s Bay Herald, Volume 11, Issue 871, 31 Augus ...

Work begins on SH74 at Lyttelton Tunnel

Work begins on SH74 at Lyttelton Tunnel

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 1:40 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Motorists are being advised of possible delays on State Highway 74 at the site of the former Lyttelton Tunnel Control Building from next Monday (20 January) as work gets underway rebuilding the retaining wall and repairing the road. Badly damaged …

Chris Lynch on the ReStart Mall

Chris Lynch on the ReStart Mall

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 12:16 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

ReStart Chairman John Suckling and Councillor Glenn Livingstone talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the future of the ReStart Mall

CBD – Available Routes Map 18th January – 25th January

CBD – Available Routes Map 18th January – 25th January

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 11:00 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Please click here to download the network map – Available Routes Map    

Christchurch CBD grassing underway

Christchurch CBD grassing underway

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 9:51 a.m. by Media3News

Work to clean up Christchurch's central city is underway, making way for a new car park off New Regent St.

Is 2014 the year you’ll publish your Canterbury Quake story?

Is 2014 the year you’ll publish your Canterbury Quake story?

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 9:43 a.m. by DebDonnell

We’re now into Year Four since the life-changing event of the September 2010 Canterbury Earthquake. Over that time everyone impacted by the events have been creating rough writing diamonds. Like natural diamonds, these writing diamonds have formed under the intense heat and pressure of our earthquake related experiences. Now they are waiting to be discovered, […]

SCIRT World Buskers Festival 16th-26th January

SCIRT World Buskers Festival 16th-26th January

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 9:01 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Traffic management will be in place on Harper Avenue and Armagh Street to cater for the SCIRT World Buskers Festival which gets underway on  Thursday 16th January. Parking access is available in North Hagley Park from both Armagh Street and …

Now its time to get cracking on rebuild

Now it's time to get cracking on rebuild

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 8:21 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Still suspended in a state of summer torpor last week, Christchurch's "rebuild" appeared to have stalled.

City greening work begins

City 'greening' work begins

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 7:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

The seeds are being sown for the transformation of several empty central-city sites.

Greening the CBD

Greening the CBD

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 7:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

The seeds are being sown for the transformation of several empty central-city sites.

Red-zoners still stuck in limbo

Red-zoners still stuck in limbo

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 11:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cashed-up red zone "stayers" keen to rebuild their earthquake-damaged homes are urging authorities to fast-track decisions on the future use of written-off land.

Wagner encourages nominations for conservation bodies

Wagner encourages nominations for conservation bodies

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 2:22 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

Cantabrians add real value to Conservation.

Cantabrians add real value to Conservation.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 2:05 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

Durham Street lane closures at Armagh Street intersection from Thursday 16 January

Durham Street lane closures at Armagh Street intersection from Thursday 16 January

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 1:51 p.m. by Transport4chch

Durham Street at the intersection with Armagh Street will be reduced to two lanes from Thursday 16 January while work is carried out in the intersection. From Monday 20 January the lanes will reduce to one through this same area. …

Chris Lynch with Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck

Chris Lynch with Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 12:33 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Christchurch Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the issues Council will face in 2014