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Demolitions speeding up says Gerry Brownlee

Demolitions 'speeding up' says Gerry Brownlee

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 2:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government says it is "speeding up" its demolition process to clear 3000 residential red-zone properties by the end of September.

Trams will help New Regent St

'Trams will help New Regent St'

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 2:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Business leaders are urging the Christchurch City Council to get the city's trams running as soon as possible, saying it will help boost New Regent St visitors.

Quake hotline announced for Christchurch residents

Quake hotline announced for Christchurch residents

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 2:23 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch residents having difficulty with insurance claims, repairs and rebuilding will have a new tool from tomorrow.

Southern Response making good progress

Southern Response making good progress

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 2:13 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Uncertain future for quake-prone buildings

Uncertain future for quake-prone buildings

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 1:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

Democracy Won’t Work Without YOUR Participation

Democracy Won’t Work Without YOUR Participation

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 1:12 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

In a recent opinion piece in the Christchurch Press by public law specialist Mai Chen she states that “” (see ). This is so true! Her observation is directly related to something else I hold critical in the post earthquake phase of ‘recovery’ and the motivation behind why I keep writing this blog. That ‘something’ can be explained in one word –.

New subdivision gets green light

New subdivision gets green light

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 12:28 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A Christchurch subdivision for 2000 houses has been given council approval but it's not yet known how much of the land will need remedial work.

Residential red zone demolition full steam ahead

Residential red zone demolition full steam ahead

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:39 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

 

Residential Advisory Service going live

Residential Advisory Service going live

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:34 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

 

Why is Chch still squabbling while Japan rebuilds?

Why is Chch still squabbling while Japan rebuilds?

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 8:45 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Cathedral Square opens to public

Cathedral Square opens to public

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 6:39 a.m. by Media3News

 

Focus on core services - critics

Focus on core services - critics

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Roadworks deter customers from citys businesses

Roadworks deter customers from city's businesses

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's mass of roadworks is taking a toll on the city's businesses, with the limited access for customers hitting trade and staff taking holidays because of the lack of work.

Subdivision will deliver 2200 homes

Subdivision will deliver 2200 homes

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A giant subdivision of more than 2000 houses in an area bigger than Hagley Park has been given the go-ahead for north Christchurch.

Public allowed access to Cathedral Square

Public allowed access to Cathedral Square

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 8:37 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The public have been given access to Cathedral Square on Tuesday for the first time in two years after the central city rebuild zone cordon was reduced.

Signal Faults – Riccarton Road

Signal Faults – Riccarton Road

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 4:08 p.m. by Transport4chch

The signals at the above intersections are flashing amber.   We would suggest you use an alternative route.   Expected resolution – within the next few hours.

Day 811 - Canterbury Social Support Fund $15K

Day 811 - Canterbury Social Support Fund $15K

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 3:24 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

Phillipstown School hopeful of staying open, UC legal expert says

Phillipstown School hopeful of staying open, UC legal expert says

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 3:14 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

 

Day 811 - co-op buy for tomorrow

Day 811 - co-op buy for tomorrow

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:51 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

Cathedral Square temporarily opened

Cathedral Square temporarily opened

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 11:36 a.m. by MediaStuff

The end to Christchurch's central city cordon draws nearer today, with the reopening of Cathedral Square.

Further rebuild zone reductions

Further rebuild zone reductions

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 10:51 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Further rebuild zone reductions

Further rebuild zone reductions

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 10:46 a.m. by GovtCera

 

Community development centre in Walker Street

Community development centre in Walker Street

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 1:00 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

A community development centre planned for 24 Walker Street in the inner city will provide resources to encourage citizen-led developments in Christchurch.

Film Showing: Switch

Film Showing: Switch

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:53 a.m. by stalbanscommunity




Energy Awareness Weekend

Energy Awareness Weekend

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:48 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Post budget breakfast

Post budget breakfast

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:45 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular




We’re all right, aren’t we?

We’re all right, aren’t we?

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:41 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

COMMUNITY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE REBUILD AND RECOVERY May 2013

COMMUNITY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE REBUILD AND RECOVERY May 2013

Monday, 13 May 2013 9:50 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Popular

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Huge demand from the community for UCs legal advice

Huge demand from the community for UC's legal advice

Monday, 13 May 2013 9:12 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

CCDU Market Update: Tenders For Bus Interchange

CCDU Market Update: Tenders For Bus Interchange

Monday, 13 May 2013 9:09 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

 

Day 810 - last bit of path completed

Day 810 - last bit of path completed

Monday, 13 May 2013 7:09 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today the last bit of concrete path required at 124 Garlands Rd was poured. There is still a small bit left to do under the water tap for filling pots etc. Hope to get that done this Friday.

EQC Land settlements getting underway

EQC Land settlements getting underway

Monday, 13 May 2013 3:39 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

CCPG submitted to CCC on three-year plan 13 May 2013

CCPG submitted to CCC on three-year plan 13 May 2013

Monday, 13 May 2013 2:51 p.m. by CoastalPathway

  Submission from the Christchurch Coastal Pathway group on the three year plan BACKGROUND CCPG is seeking the design and construction of a 6.5km Coastal Pathway from Ferrymead to Sumner, and ultimately onwards into Christchurch City as a major earthquake …

Works Update – Edgeware Road

Works Update – Edgeware Road

Monday, 13 May 2013 2:17 p.m. by Transport4chch

 

Day 810 - Council booboo

Day 810 - Council booboo

Monday, 13 May 2013 12:39 p.m. by addingtonaction

The letter received from the council last week containing the PIM for 124 Garlands Rd was a booboo.

Maori and Charter/Partnership Schools

Maori and Charter/Partnership Schools

Monday, 13 May 2013 11:33 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

 

Two New Pedestrian Routes into Central City

Two New Pedestrian Routes into Central City

Monday, 13 May 2013 11:27 a.m. by Transport4chch

 

New Pedestrian Routes into Central City

New Pedestrian Routes into Central City

Monday, 13 May 2013 11:27 a.m. by Transport4chch

Access to the outskirts of Cathedral Sqaure is now available to pedestrians. The first entrance route is down Colombo Street from the Tuam Street intersection with a second via Hereford Street. A portion of High Street in this area is also open. From the …

St Asaph St building spared

St Asaph St building spared

Monday, 13 May 2013 11:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Unnatural Disasters, Natural Solutions

Unnatural Disasters, Natural Solutions

Monday, 13 May 2013 10:17 a.m. by QuakeOutcasts

Quake Claims Payouts May Fall Short

Quake Claims Payouts May Fall Short

Monday, 13 May 2013 9:13 a.m. by CantSol

See below the link to a good Press article by a good friend of ours Mike Columbus of New Zealand Home Loans

CERA Expo – Winners Announced

CERA Expo – Winners Announced

Monday, 13 May 2013 9:03 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

 

SCIRT update on works

SCIRT update on works

Monday, 13 May 2013 8:45 a.m. by Transport4chch

 

Online house designs could slash costs

Online house designs could slash costs

Monday, 13 May 2013 8:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

Site-by-site solutions for Chch residential rebuild

Site-by-site solutions for Chch residential rebuild

Monday, 13 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

As insurance companies start to ramp up residential rebuilds, building firms and engineers are pushing forward foundation solutions for the earthquake-prone land of Canterbury.

Christchurch businesses warned of challenging times

Christchurch businesses warned of challenging times

Monday, 13 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch businesses are being warned that doing business will be "much more challenging" in six months' time while another prediction tips the construction industry to hit saturation point about then too.

Day 809 - it wasnt Phineas

Day 809 - it wasn't Phineas

Sunday, 12 May 2013 12:23 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

Arc in the Park

Arc in the Park

Sunday, 12 May 2013 11:40 a.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Emergency Response Team Volunteers Needed

Emergency Response Team Volunteers Needed

Sunday, 12 May 2013 9:33 a.m. by DebDonnell

Taranaki Community Emergency Response Team (TCERT) From the North Taranaki Midweek, May 8 2013 via the TCERT Facebook Page. CD LOOKING FOR RECRUITS The Taranaki Community Emergency Response Team provides a professionally managed volunteer support team for Emergency Management with in Taranaki in accordance with Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management national guidelines. Team [...]

Quake claims by the trunkload

Quake claims by the trunkload

Sunday, 12 May 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Christchurch’s first phone call

Christchurch’s first phone call

Saturday, 11 May 2013 9:01 p.m. by LostChristchurch

In 1877, the world was abuzz with the news of Professor Bell’s invention – the telephone. The Steinway Hall,  in New York, was packed to capacity on the 2nd of April, 1877 with the first exhibition in a series in that city of ‘that marvellous discovery’ the telephone. Speculation was rife that it would supplant the regular telegraph system. Reports scoffed at the ‘unsophisticated’ people who were excited with the prospect of ‘having a private telephone, ...