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Human right abuse claims spike after quakes

Human right abuse claims spike after quakes

Friday, 11 July 2014 7:16 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Human rights abuse claims have spiked in New Zealand as Canterbury residents file claims against insurance and construction companies.

Central City – from Monday 14th July

Central City – from Monday 14th July

Friday, 11 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

New: Peterborough Street between Madras Street and Manchester closed Open: Park Tce is open to two-way traffic from Kilmore Street to Armagh Street. Note: Bealey Ave eastbound down to two lanes from Manchester Street to Barbadoes Street Armagh Street one way …

CBD – Available Routes Map 12th July – 19th July

CBD – Available Routes Map 12th July – 19th July

Friday, 11 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Copies of this map can be found in the Wednesday edition of the Christchurch Star which is free from most service stations and supermarkets. Please …

Crusaders V Highlanders – AMI Stadium Sat 12 July – travel advisory

Crusaders V Highlanders – AMI Stadium Sat 12 July – travel advisory

Friday, 11 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Temporary traffic management will be in place on Saturday 12 July for the Crusaders v Highlanders game at AMI Stadium. Jack Hinton Drive will be closed from Twigger Street to Whiteleigh Avenue from 5.30pm to 10pm. Entry into Whiteleigh Avenue will be closed to vehicles from …

River site tipped for quake memorial

River site tipped for quake memorial

Friday, 11 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Government is set to release plans for Christchurch's earthquake memorial tomorrow.

Southern Response, Corbel Construction & Uretek

Southern Response, Corbel Construction & Uretek

Thursday, 10 July 2014 9:42 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

CTV News - Thursday 10 July

CTV News - Thursday 10 July

Thursday, 10 July 2014 8:44 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Dramatic role just part of the job for Cera

Dramatic role just part of the job for Cera

Thursday, 10 July 2014 5:56 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Govt agrees to Chch council plan review request

Govt agrees to Chch council plan review request

Thursday, 10 July 2014 4:46 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Labour: Quake rebuild costs could shift on to taxpayer

Labour: Quake rebuild costs could shift on to taxpayer

Thursday, 10 July 2014 3:26 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

In the latest of series of policy announcements for the quake-hit region which is shaping up as a key election battleground, Labour Leader David Cunliffe said a Government he led would be "committed to working alongside Christchurch's mayor and councillors to come up with a fair and sustainable solution to the city's ballooning debt, largely a consequence of a government imposed cost-sharing arrangement".

Labour: Quake rebuild costs could shift on to taxpayer

Labour: Quake rebuild costs could shift on to taxpayer

Thursday, 10 July 2014 3:26 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Labour has raised the possibility of the taxpayer shouldering an even greater proportion of Christchurch rebuild costs, saying it would sit down with Christchurch Council to review the existing cost sharing agreement if it won the...

New building laws to corral cowboys

New building laws to corral cowboys

Thursday, 10 July 2014 3:01 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New measures aimed at clamping down on shoddy builders will be imposed from next year.

Labour’s announcement another fizzer

Labour’s announcement another fizzer

Thursday, 10 July 2014 2:41 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Govt agrees to Chch council plan review request

Govt agrees to Chch council plan review request

Thursday, 10 July 2014 2:09 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Environment Minister Amy Adams today announced the Government has agreed to a request by the Christchurch City Council for an accelerated district plan review process.

Jeff Clark with Christchurchs Gig Guide

Jeff Clark with Christchurch's Gig Guide

Thursday, 10 July 2014 1:31 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch talks to Jeff Clark on this weekend's Christchurch gig guide

Labour would axe earthquake authority

Labour would axe earthquake authority

Thursday, 10 July 2014 1:06 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority would be axed in 2016 if Labour is elected, party leader David Cunliffe says.

Supporting promising High Street

Supporting promising High Street

Thursday, 10 July 2014 12:23 p.m. by PriorityComms Popular

 

Labour will appoint locals to CERA

Labour will appoint locals to CERA

Thursday, 10 July 2014 12:21 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Labour will appoint a board of qualified locals to run the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, if it leads the next Government.

Muses on Sheep and Ruin- Guest Blog by Sleazkey

Muses on Sheep and Ruin- Guest Blog by Sleazkey

Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:40 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

You know, when I was younger, during an earlier New Zealand agricultural renaissance, the Aussies had a joke which went something like ’New Zealand is a country of sixty million sheep and three and a half million think that they …

Notes from the most recent forum

Notes from the most recent forum

Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:33 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

One Voice Te Reo Kotahi Sector Forum: “How NGOs, and the communities we work within can become meaningfully involved in the rebuild (with special reference to the central city and the residential red zone).” We place great value on participatory processes and our hope to leave an enduring legacy for us and our children after us.  7.30pm, 3 July 2014 Netball Centre, Christchurch Mihi &

Strong interest in 3K to Christchurch

Strong interest in 3K to Christchurch

Thursday, 10 July 2014 9:40 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

 Release: New Zealand Government

Govt says Labour playing catch up in EQC policy

Govt says Labour 'playing catch up' in EQC policy

Thursday, 10 July 2014 5:49 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Labour is "playing catch up" with its proposals to change EQC legislation, the Government says.

Christchurch $3000 job incentive nets 50

Christchurch $3000 job incentive nets 50

Thursday, 10 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Jobless in Wellington and with a $3000 carrot dangling, the lure of the south proved too tempting for Sam O'Carroll.

Online consultation scheme gains interest

Online consultation scheme gains interest

Thursday, 10 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Nearly 200 people have given feedback a day after the launch of a $35,000 community consultation scheme for east Christchurch.

Reality check on Christchurch town hall cost

Reality check on Christchurch town hall cost

Thursday, 10 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Decision-makers need to be "smart not sentimental" over the fate of the Christchurch Town Hall, a member of the city's arts community says.

Welcome to Christchurch: We need you here

Welcome to Christchurch: We need you here

Thursday, 10 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Jobless in Wellington and with a $3000 carrot dangling, the lure of the south proved too tempting for Sam O'Carroll.

Ernst & Young makes way

Ernst & Young makes way

Thursday, 10 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The demolition of the former Ernst & Young building on Cambridge Tce should be complete within about six weeks.

Christchurch $3000 job incentive nets 50

Christchurch $3000 job incentive nets 50

Thursday, 10 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Jobless in Wellington and with a $3000 carrot dangling, the lure of the south proved too tempting for Sam O'Carroll.

CTV News   Wednesday 09 July

CTV News Wednesday 09 July

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 7:48 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Car-park building to go before Christmas

Car-park building to go before Christmas

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 5:21 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Lichfield St car-park building will be demolished before the pre-Christmas retail rush, the Christchurch City Council says.

Labour insurance policy mixed bag

Labour insurance policy 'mixed bag'

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 4:49 p.m. by MediaStuff

The insurance industry has slammed a Labour Party policy to appoint an independent insurance commissioner to oversee the industry.

Demolition of Lichfield Street Carpark supports retail sector

Demolition of Lichfield Street Carpark supports retail sector

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 4:48 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has agreed to demolish the Lichfield Street Carpark building, ensuring the empty site can be turned into a temporary carpark in time for the pre-Christmas retail rush.

Flood defence house-tanking pilot being tested

Flood defence house-tanking pilot being tested

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 4:29 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is this week starting a pilot test of the 'house-tanking' flood defence measure outlined in the Mayoral Flood Taskforce report recommendations for flood mitigation.

Labour Party Insurance Policy A Mixed Bag - ICNZ

Labour Party Insurance Policy A Mixed Bag - ICNZ

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 4:28 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) would welcome any review of insurers’ response to the Canterbury earthquakes, rejects the Labour Party’s proposal for another regulator of the industry and supports its policy of transferring levies from insurance premiums.

Labour playing catch up again

Labour playing catch up again

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 4:09 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Urgent Night works Moorhouse Ave – 9th and 10th July 7pm – 6am

Urgent Night works Moorhouse Ave – 9th and 10th July 7pm – 6am

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 3:58 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Due to a burst water main on Moorhouse Ave between Fitzgerald Ave and Ferry Road tonight and tomorrow night emergency work will take place to repair the main. 

Labour proposes big shake up for EQC

Labour proposes big shake up for EQC

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 3:37 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Labour is proposing a sweeping overhaul of New Zealand's disaster insurance regime including shifting EQC levies from insurance premiums to rates bills, lifting the $100,000 cap on EQC payouts and putting in a new independent insurance...

Post-disaster building inspection system improved

Post-disaster building inspection system improved

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 1:01 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The way New Zealand's buildings will be assessed for damage after earthquakes or floods has been improved after major issues were raised by the system used during the Canterbury quakes.The handling of post-quake building inspections...

Turning arrows for Cranford/Innes corner

Turning arrows for Cranford/Innes corner

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 11:32 a.m. by ChChTony Popular

I have recieved an outpouring of support since I wrote a short article in The Mairehau about the need for turning arrows on the corner of Cranford and Innes.  

Retaining Walls – Notice Of Meeting – URGENT

Retaining Walls – Notice Of Meeting – URGENT

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 11:24 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Grant Cameron popped out home this morning to let me know about an urgent meeting he is calling in regards to Retaining Walls. 

Encouraging progress for Christchurch housing

Encouraging progress for Christchurch housing

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 10:45 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Release: New Zealand Government

Adelaide engineering students to learn about the impact of Christchurch’s earthquakes

Adelaide engineering students to learn about the impact of Christchurch’s earthquakes

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 10:43 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Forty three final year engineering students from the University of Adelaide will spend two weeks in Christchurch, based at the University of Canterbury. 

Harcourts International to ‘Disaster Proof’ Online Systems

Harcourts International to ‘Disaster Proof’ Online Systems

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 10:42 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Harcourts

Community invited to provide feedback on proposals for the recovery of the east

Community invited to provide feedback on proposals for the recovery of the east

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 9:42 a.m. by EasternVision Popular

New high schools, a city-to-sea river park, eco-sanctuary, flatwater sports lake, heritage garden park, wave garden, and aquatic centres are among more than 25 proposals from the public for the eastern suburbs that feedback is now being sought on. 

Jim Anderton: Does this look like a ruin to you?

Jim Anderton: Does this look like a ruin to you?

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 9:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

 columnist Paul Little writes in his column , quite properly, about the catastrophic effect on the people of Christchurch of the two or three major earthquakes, not to mention the fourteen thousand aftershocks, that have shattered so many lives here over the last three years.

Protest unlikely to save memorial hall

Protest unlikely to save memorial hall

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 8:45 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Town hall restoration on hold

Town hall restoration on hold

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 11:49 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The city council's uncertain financial position has led it to put the brakes on its multimillion-dollar project to restore the Christchurch's Town Hall.

Town hall restoration on hold

Town hall restoration on hold

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 11:49 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The city council's uncertain financial position has led it to put the brakes on its multimillion-dollar project to restore the Christchurch's Town Hall.

Lost opportunities obvious

Lost opportunities obvious

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 10:41 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Speaking to a business audience yesterday, Christy, Waller, the managing director of Ebos, a large supplier of pharmaceutical and medical supplies, was talking about the lessons learned from 20 years running Ebos where he led 19 purchases of other businesses.

Blunder blocks CTV covering own memorial

Blunder blocks CTV covering own memorial

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 7:08 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Canterbury Television has been blocked from covering the Japanese prime minister's visit to its own quake memorial after being left off the invite list.

CTV News   Tuesday 08 July

CTV News Tuesday 08 July

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 7:02 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Community Board recommends a legacy project for New Brighton

Community Board recommends a legacy project for New Brighton

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 2:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Burwood-Pegasus Community Board is recommending the Council considers an all-weather hot saltwater pools complex as a potential legacy project for New Brighton.

Gerry Brownlee

Gerry Brownlee

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 1:28 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch talks with Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee on 1100 Governent workers returning to Christchurch's CBD by 2016

Social outcome and outputs 2012-13

Social outcome and outputs 2012-13

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 1:28 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

We went through the rather interesting exercise of tracking what we got up to in the 2012-13 year (April 1 - March 31). It’s not entirely accurate; we only started mid-way through the year so we’re sure to have forgotten a few things. This year, we’re tracking things from the get-go. We’ve represented our Outputs and our Outcomes for the year in a neat one-pager. It gives a good sense of the breadth of Gap Filler’s activities during the year. We&rsquo ...

What did we do? Social outcomes and outputs, Gap Filler’s year: 2012-13

What did we do? Social outcomes and outputs, Gap Filler’s year: 2012-13

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 1:28 p.m. by GapFiller

We went through the rather interesting exercise of tracking what we got up to in the 2012-13 year (April 1 – March 31). It’s not entirely accurate; we only started mid-way through the year so we’re sure to have forgotten a few things. This year, we’re tracking things from the get-go. We’ve represented our Outputs and our […]

Bidding opens for new Christchurch homes

Bidding opens for new Christchurch homes

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 12:40 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Housing Minister Nick Smith has announced two developments that will deliver 450 affordable new homes in Christchurch.

Floor level assessments inadequate

Floor level assessments 'inadequate'

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 9:28 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Shonky floor level measurements made by people hired by the Earthquake Commission (EQC) to check Christchurch's post-quake housing stock led to "at least some poor or incorrect assessments", says New Zealand's surveying institute.

EQC floor level assessments inadequate

EQC floor level assessments 'inadequate'

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 9:28 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Shonky floor level measurements made by people hired by the Earthquake Commission (EQC) to check Christchurch's post-quake housing stock led to "at least some poor or incorrect assessments", says New Zealand's surveying institute.

Government office cluster for city

Government office cluster for city

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 7:38 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Property developers are eyeing more deals to turn Christchurch's inner city "donut" into a golden triangle backed by Crown leases for office space, the Government says.

Monday Grandstand

Monday Grandstand

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 7:36 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch discusses the weeks sporting highlights with Brian Ashby and Elliot Smith