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Containers provide all home comforts

Containers provide all home comforts

Friday, 19 July 2013 12:20 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The first shipping container village for rebuild workers - complete with PlayStation 3s and cleaners - will open in Addington later this year.

Hope for McLeans Mansion salvage

Hope for McLean's Mansion salvage

Friday, 19 July 2013 12:19 a.m. by MediaStuff

The head of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) says there is still time to save McLean's Mansion, a historic Christchurch homestead slated for demolition.

Fletchers repairs ease back

Fletchers repairs ease back

Thursday, 18 July 2013 10:57 p.m. by MediaStuff

The pace of home repairs being completed by Fletcher EQR has slowed as the firm begins to tackle the most complex cases.

Fletcher says no shortage of work in Christchurch

Fletcher says no shortage of work in Christchurch

Thursday, 18 July 2013 9:37 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Leaky home gets temporary repairs

Leaky home gets temporary repairs

Thursday, 18 July 2013 5:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch woman who had 400 litres of water flood through her earthquake damaged house is still waiting for answers, but is now waiting in a water-tight home.

Womens Hospital parking temporarily blocked

Women's Hospital parking temporarily blocked

Thursday, 18 July 2013 5:42 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The public is advised that the drop-off and pick up parking area outside the main entrance of Christchurch Women’s Hospital, Rolleston Ave, will be blocked tomorrow and Saturday (July 19 and 20).

Disabled brothers finally get consents

Disabled brothers finally get consents

Thursday, 18 July 2013 5:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

After months of struggling to provide a home for her two disabled sons, Alison Adams says she can now move on with her life.

CERA to announce anchor project timelines soon

CERA to announce anchor project timelines soon

Thursday, 18 July 2013 4:57 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Rebuild speeding up but still slow

Rebuild 'speeding up' but still slow

Thursday, 18 July 2013 4:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake recovery boss Roger Sutton says the rebuild is "getting up to speed" with more than $150 million now being spent every month on putting Christchurch back together.

Light Up the Leafy Night Tonight - Botanic Gardens

Light Up the Leafy Night Tonight - Botanic Gardens

Thursday, 18 July 2013 2:11 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The Christchurch Botanic Gardens are celebrating their 150th anniversary with , a magically-lit trail from 5.30pm–7pm tonight, Thursday 18 July, and every night through to Sunday 21 July and again from Thursday 25 – Sunday 28 July.

Containers provide all home comforts

Containers provide all home comforts

Thursday, 18 July 2013 12:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

The first shipping container village for rebuild workers - complete with PlayStation 3s and cleaners - will open in Addington later this year.

CTV families keen to preserve sites aura

CTV families keen to preserve site's 'aura'

Thursday, 18 July 2013 11:04 a.m. by Media3News

Families of those killed in the CTV building collapse are optimistic another building won't be erected on the site.

Congratulations to Science Alive!

Congratulations to Science Alive!

Thursday, 18 July 2013 9:58 a.m. by NickyWagner Popular

Chch Council to get Marryatt briefing

Chch Council to get Marryatt briefing

Thursday, 18 July 2013 5:16 a.m. by Media3News

 

Red-zone tours become rebuild tours

Red-zone tours become rebuild tours

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

The cordons may be lifted, the CBD red zone history, but Christchurch tour bus operators are still hoping to cash in on the quake buck.

rebuild to benefit from international partnership

rebuild to benefit from international partnership

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:02 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Arrow International

Government acquires CTV building site

Government acquires CTV building site

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 10:34 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Enabling Good Lives to be demonstrated in Christchurch

Enabling Good Lives to be demonstrated in Christchurch

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 10:22 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Minister for Disability Issues Tariana Turia announced today that Cabinet has approved a three-year demonstration of Enabling Good Lives in Christchurch, with work starting immediately.

New hospitality operator sought for heritage Chch location

New hospitality operator sought for heritage Chch location

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 10:20 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

A unique opportunity to become part of one of Christchurch’s best-known historic precincts is now available - with a call for a dining and hospitality operator for one of the first buildings to be fully restored within the Arts Centre of Christchurch.

Harewood Community Centre re-opens

Harewood Community Centre re-opens

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 10:15 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has re-opened Harewood Community Centre, the first of six community centres across Christchurch and Banks Peninsula about to re-open under a recent exemption decision.

Day 877 - Garlands Rd information

Day 877 - Garlands Rd information

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 6:58 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

All of the files to do with getting the emergency depot at 124 Garlands Rd built have been shared via the web with a core group charged with getting it built.

Quake builders’ work at standstill

Quake builders’ work at standstill

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 6:53 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Builders are laying off staff and say they face economic ruin in Christchurch because insurance companies and Fletcher EQR are taking too long to approve earthquake work writes Shelley Robinson of The New Zealand Herald. Read the full article article.

Day 877 - reply from Brownlee

Day 877 - reply from Brownlee

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 3:51 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

 

Support Hub for Canterbury Men

Support Hub for Canterbury Men

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 2:20 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

 

CTV site purchased by the Crown

CTV site purchased by the Crown

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:05 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The Crown has purchased the site where the Canterbury Television (CTV) building stood until the February 2011 earthquake, as part of the larger plan to create a world-class new central Christchurch.

Council consents technically sound

Council consents technically sound

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 10:49 a.m. by MediaThePress Featured Popular

No safety problems have been found with a sample of building consents issued by the Christchurch City Council this year.

Govt buys CTV building disaster site

Govt buys CTV building disaster site

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 10:37 a.m. by Media3News

The government has bought the site of the former Canterbury Television building in Christchurch and is promising victims families they will still be able to visit it in the near future.

Fortune 500 company joins Christchurch rebuild

Fortune 500 company joins Christchurch rebuild

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 10:23 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch’s lucrative post-quake construction industry has attracted a huge international player.

Cera must focus on safety not heritage

Cera must focus on safety not heritage

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 10:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

The current debate about the historic McLeans Mansion is not the first, nor will it be the last, when it comes to the challenge of preserving our city's history. But the question of who pays to save historic buildings is not one for Cera.

Arrow joins with Chinese construction giant

Arrow joins with Chinese construction giant

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 9:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

South Island construction firm Arrow International has landed a prestigious partner, China's largest construction company to bid for Christchurch anchor projects.

Joint venture to benefit Christchurch

Joint venture to benefit Christchurch

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 9:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Arrow International and global construction giant China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) have signed a memorandum of understanding to enter into a joint venture. Discussions between the two entities about partnering to assist in the commercial rebuild of Christchurch began last year.

Fate of historic quake-damaged building hangs

Fate of historic quake-damaged building hangs

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 8:37 a.m. by MediaHerald

The fate of Christchurch's historic earthquake-damaged Mona Vale homestead will not be decided until next year, upsetting residents and a business owner.Mona Vale was badly damaged in the February 22, 2011, earthquake and no repair...

EQC - Additional information posted on the Home Repair Programme page

EQC - Additional information posted on the Home Repair Programme page

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 7:47 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC have added more important material to the Home Repair Programme page here. The headings for the additions are: Find out more information about the Canterbury Home Repair Programme Find out more about pre existing building issues The issue of asbestos Urgent repairs Certificate of title notification The last addition, notices on land titles, will have major insurance and re-sale

Pita Kucha : Tuesday, 23rd July 2013

Pita Kucha : Tuesday, 23rd July 2013

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 7:16 a.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Quake builders work at standstill

Quake builders' work at standstill

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Builders are laying off staff and say they face economic ruin in Christchurch because insurance companies and Fletcher EQR are taking too long to approve earthquake work.Small building companies that have hired staff and bought...

Government buys CTV site

Government buys CTV site

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 12:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has bought the empty site where 115 people died when the Canterbury Television building collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake.

Escalating thefts delaying rebuild

Escalating thefts 'delaying rebuild'

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 11:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Thieves have caused thousands of dollars damage to an entire block of under-construction Mike Greer Homes at Pegasus Town for the sake of about $50 of scrap.

Escalating thefts delay rebuild at Pegasus

Escalating thefts delay rebuild at Pegasus

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 11:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Thieves have caused thousands of dollars damage to an entire block of under-construction Mike Greer Homes at Pegasus Town for the sake of about $50 of scrap.

Arrow joins Chinese construction giant

Arrow joins Chinese construction giant

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 11:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

South Island construction firm Arrow International has landed a prestigious partner, China's largest construction company, to bid for Christchurch anchor projects.

TOGAF- A SPRINGBOARD TO GROW

TOGAF- A SPRINGBOARD TO GROW

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 9:46 p.m. by tka123

An organisation is a like a micro organism. The cells of an organism multiply over a period of time to register growth. A small seed becomes a tall tree. Similarly, in the business industry everyone is growth oriented. They are trying to take a leap from their present position to a higher plane. How does this transformation take place is the question that is addressed by TOGAF Training. The Open Group Architectural Framework (TOGAF) was initiated by the Open Group in 1996. It issued a set of pra ...

Christchurch buildings given all clear

Christchurch buildings given all clear

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 9:22 p.m. by Media3News

No safety problems have been found in buildings constructed under consents issued by Christchurch City Council.

Builders hung out to dry

Builders hung out to dry

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 6:57 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Christchurchs McLeans Mansion to be demolished

Christchurch's McLean's Mansion to be demolished

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 5:35 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Campaigners are horrified at plans to demolish another one of the city's few remaining Category 1 historic buildings.

Customer satisfaction rate

Customer satisfaction rate

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 4:17 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Scholar slates church over Chch Cathedral demolition

Scholar slates church over Chch Cathedral demolition

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 3:21 p.m. by MediaHerald

A UK scholar and expert on Gothic Imperial architecture has slated the Anglican Church decision to demolish quake-crippled ChristChurch Cathedral.Academic Alex Bremner wrote extensively about the cathedral, built by famed English...

SCIRT – Traffic Update for School Holidays – 15 to 28 July

SCIRT – Traffic Update for School Holidays – 15 to 28 July

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 2:50 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Kilmore Street, short term closure near Fire Station Kilmore Street will be closed to traffic between Madras Street and the Fire Station. An emergency lane is being provided for fire engines. The work should be completed during the school holiday …

Bus interchange work to start next year

Bus interchange work to start next year

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 2:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work on building Christchurch's new bus interchange is expected to start in the middle of next year.

New Literature: health, engineering, governance and miscellaneous

New Literature: health, engineering, governance and miscellaneous

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 2:17 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Frequently I have researchers both national and international contact me wanting to know whether I have access to literature on various topics related to the earthquakes. So I have included a list of new titles of which I am aware, arising …

Life goes on-a poetic perspective on disaster

Life goes on-a poetic perspective on disaster

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 1:11 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The work of two artists, Lieko Shiga from Japan and Paul Johns from Christchurch, linked by their personal experiences of recent natural disasters, offers a perspective on this question in an upcoming exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery.

CBD – Available Routes Map

CBD – Available Routes Map

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 10:32 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map.

Colombo Street – Lane Closure

Colombo Street – Lane Closure

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 8:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

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

Cost of dumping quake rubble high - contractor

Cost of dumping quake rubble high - contractor

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 7:04 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Southern Response - foundation repair trials

Southern Response - foundation repair trials

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

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Retreat helping Cantabrians since quake under threat

Retreat helping Cantabrians since quake under threat

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

A Waikato wellness retreat that has nurtured hundreds of earthquake-frazzled Christchurch residents back to health for free may have to close its doors to others from the city because of a funding shortfall.

Estimates for rebuild work too low

Estimates for rebuild work 'too low'

Monday, 15 July 2013 10:39 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Standing up to State

Standing up to State

Monday, 15 July 2013 7:29 p.m. by Media3News

One man in Christchurch, desperate to push his insurance company into action, has taken drastic action.

Cosgrove lodges EQC info request

Cosgrove lodges EQC info request

Monday, 15 July 2013 6:40 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Police seek information on red zone arson

Police seek information on red zone arson

Monday, 15 July 2013 5:52 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch Police are appealing for information about the arson of a red-zone house in South Brighton early on Saturday morning.

Demolition waste dumping not tolerated, record penalty imposed

Demolition waste dumping not tolerated, record penalty imposed

Monday, 15 July 2013 5:42 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Environment Canterbury today welcomed penalties of more than $150,000 in a Christchurch demolition waste dumping case following the February 2011 earthquake.