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Town Hall should go - Gerry Brownlee

Town Hall should go - Gerry Brownlee

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has declared his hand over the fate of the town hall, saying the damaged complex is outdated indicating it should go.

Theatre and architecture deal may be lost

Theatre and architecture deal may be lost

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The directors of an innovative shared artistic space planned for central Christchurch are struggling to find a suitable building.

Architects defend dull new Chch designs

Architects defend 'dull' new Chch designs

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Widespread demolition, beefed up structural requirements and strict planning rules have dictated how new Christchurch buildings look, says a leading local architect.

Christchurch Town Hall should go - Gerry Brownlee

Christchurch Town Hall should go - Gerry Brownlee

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has declared his hand over the fate of the town hall, saying the damaged complex is outdated indicating it should go.

AvON welcomes Roger Sutton’s idea to save red zone houses

AvON welcomes Roger Sutton’s idea to save red zone houses

Sunday, 16 June 2013 7:25 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

The group campaigning to create a reserve and river park in the Avon River red zone has welcomed Roger Sutton’s comments that some houses could be saved as memorials.

Christchurch Land confiscations continue…

Christchurch Land confiscations continue…

Sunday, 16 June 2013 3:56 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

And so it goes on:

Community Update 15 June 2013

Community Update 15 June 2013

Sunday, 16 June 2013 3:12 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Not an original name but it suits this little event perfectly! A community morning tea every Monday morning from 10am to 12 noon, aimed to tie in with the Mobile Library visit at the same time.. Hosted by the bubbly Ali and Jan with freshly made baking in the offing – this morning tea will set you up for the week. See here for 

How to Meet Me in Christchurch on Monday-Wednesday

How to Meet Me in Christchurch on Monday-Wednesday

Sunday, 16 June 2013 8:22 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

I am going to be in Christchurch for the next few days providing free assistance to anyone that has questions about their claims or requires some help.  Likewise, I will be available for any blog reader who would like to meet in person and have a coffee.

Open day at Rehua Marae celebrates Matariki

Open day at Rehua Marae celebrates Matariki

Saturday, 15 June 2013 8:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

These open day at the marae is the culmination of a number of Rehua Marae events starting on June 25, celebrating Matariki.

CCC consulting on community facilities

CCC consulting on community facilities

Saturday, 15 June 2013 8:36 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Residents Association seeking community input

Residents Association seeking community input

Saturday, 15 June 2013 8:31 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

If you would like to get involved in either of these topics please contact Emma at SARA@stalbans.gen.nz

Western Assn Football celebrates centenary

Western Assn Football celebrates centenary

Saturday, 15 June 2013 7:40 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

In May, the Shirley Papanui Community Board gave the Association $2000 from its discretionary response fund towards the production of a centenary booklet.

Report on Edgeware Village Master Plan

Report on Edgeware Village Master Plan

Saturday, 15 June 2013 6:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Public consultation closed on 10 April 2013.

Edgeware Rd intersection shaky

Edgeware Rd intersection shaky

Saturday, 15 June 2013 6:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Land around the Edgeware Road/Barbadoes Street is still not stable despite repairs and local retailers are reporting a sunken manhole and increased shaking when heavy vehicles travel north or south. Local businessman Tim Clyne was so concerned about the state …

The EQC Whinging Continues

The EQC Whinging Continues

Saturday, 15 June 2013 4:06 p.m. by EQCTruths

I read this article today with a great deal of astonishment.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/8799208/Life-ain-t-fun-for-EQC-staff.  First, I do recognise that some people at EQC work tirelessly, competently, and selflessly.  However, many of the people whinging conflate activity with productivity.  EQC has the most notoriously inefficient processes imaginable and squanders resources and delays claims because of this. In other […]

Day 845 - networked

Day 845 - networked

Saturday, 15 June 2013 2:36 p.m. by addingtonaction

Yesterday the borrowed Bush Telly computer that Addington Action uses died. Some loud beep beeps and it was all over.

Luckily everything is backed up. But it made the printer inaccessible which is a real urgent problem.

So the last of the computer equipment budget got spent buying a very fast wireless router to network the laptops, mobile phones together and to have a cable connection to the printer. And a RAID drive was bought to connect to the router for backing up the Cloud sync ...

Day 845 - networked at last

Day 845 - networked at last

Saturday, 15 June 2013 2:36 p.m. by addingtonaction

On Thursday afternoon the borrowed Bush Telly computer that Addington Action uses died. Some loud beep beeps and it was all over.

Luckily everything is backed up. But it made the printer inaccessible which is a real problem because it gets used a lot so a solution was urgent.

So the last of the computer equipment budget got spent Thursday buying a very fast wireless router to network the internet to the laptops and mobile phones and to supply a cable connection to the printer. And ...

Additional temporary accommodation for Christchurch

Additional temporary accommodation for Christchurch

Saturday, 15 June 2013 1:57 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

New construction worker village booked out

New construction worker village booked out

Saturday, 15 June 2013 10:30 a.m. by MediaRNZ

A temporary accommodation village has opened in Christchurch for construction workers and people displaced by the earthquakes.

“Speed Up or Step Aside”

“Speed Up or Step Aside”

Saturday, 15 June 2013 9:40 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

 

Disgraceful bickering stalling CBD rebuild

'Disgraceful bickering' stalling CBD rebuild

Saturday, 15 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Contenders to design and build the Christchurch Convention Centre are "in the dark" about the stalled process, after being shortlisted six months ago.

Land prices drive Chch investors away

Land prices drive Chch investors away

Saturday, 15 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

"Speculative" land prices in central Christchurch had driven Goodman Property Group away from an interest in helping redevelop flattened areas.

Millions of insurance dollars in jeopardy

Millions of insurance dollars in jeopardy

Saturday, 15 June 2013 12:08 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

At least $200 million of insurance funds the city council is relying on to replace and fix its damaged assets is at risk, reports show.

Stalled consents vex developers

Stalled consents vex developers

Saturday, 15 June 2013 12:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

Property developers say "delaying tactics" by the Christchurch City Council's consents department are costing them thousands of dollars a day.

Naming and shaming insurance companies

Naming and shaming insurance companies

Friday, 14 June 2013 6:11 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Time for ABCs at CCC

Time for ABCs at CCC

Friday, 14 June 2013 6:06 p.m. by KrisV Popular

There's a song for every moment and today's post is no exception. In fact, I highly recommend that you click play and hum along as you read.

Museum plans extreme quake-proofing

Museum plans extreme quake-proofing

Friday, 14 June 2013 5:44 p.m. by Media3News

 

Day 844 - sausages with that guttering?

Day 844 - sausages with that guttering?

Friday, 14 June 2013 5:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Sibash & Mike were working at 124 Garlands Rd today and had to go get some guttering from Bunnings Riccarton. All good - then as we were about to leave, Dane kept asking if we wanted sausages to go with our order.

Temp housing finalised for rebuild workers

Temp housing finalised for rebuild workers

Friday, 14 June 2013 4:13 p.m. by Media3News

 

CanCERN Newsletter #88 - 14 June  2013

CanCERN Newsletter #88 - 14 June 2013

Friday, 14 June 2013 3:37 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

40 Chch rebuild jobs to go

40 Chch rebuild jobs to go

Friday, 14 June 2013 3:22 p.m. by Media3News

A key South Island infrastructure company has announced its intention to close its Christchurch civil construction business.

Another central-city cordon lifted

Another central-city cordon lifted

Friday, 14 June 2013 2:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Another cordon has been lifted in central Christchurch, with access to streets east of Manchester St opened.

Moving along

Moving along

Friday, 14 June 2013 2:02 p.m. by TempleforChCh

So whats been happening in the last month at the Temple for Christchurch? Our indigogo campaign started and finished; we raised $2084 of our $22 000 goal.

Christchurch Airport takes out best in category award

Christchurch Airport takes out best in category award

Friday, 14 June 2013 1:37 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

Congratulations to the project team for taking out the best in category award at the Property Council New Zealand’s Property Industry Awards.

Chch rebuilder suddenly granted consent

Chch rebuilder suddenly granted consent

Friday, 14 June 2013 1:35 p.m. by Media3News

 

Second inner city area of Rebuild Zone cordon removed

Second inner city area of Rebuild Zone cordon removed

Friday, 14 June 2013 1:07 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The second and smallest of the four progressive cordon reductions in the central city over June has now been completed, giving more access to areas east of Manchester Street.

June 10: Look who’s joined us on the site – The Arcades Project

June 10: Look who’s joined us on the site – The Arcades Project

Friday, 14 June 2013 12:36 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

A project by the Festival of Transitional Architecture in collaboration with Life in Vacant Spaces, Ryan Reynolds and Andrew Just; the Arcades inscribe the former axis of Victoria Street next to the Pallet Pavilion.

Look who’s joined us on the site – The Arcades Project

Look who’s joined us on the site – The Arcades Project

Friday, 14 June 2013 12:36 p.m. by GapFiller

A project by the Festival of Transitional Architecture in collaboration with Life in Vacant Spaces, Ryan Reynolds and Andrew Just; the Arcades inscribe the former axis of Victoria Street next to the Pallet Pavilion. These structures are temporary and can be installed on other sites around Christchurch in the future. Marquees and food caravans can […]

The Arcades Project.

The Arcades Project.

Friday, 14 June 2013 12:36 p.m. by GapFiller

The Arcades Project is an architectural art work comprised of a series of temporary arch structures which can be utilised as a transitional market space.  The Arcades inscribe the former axis of Victoria Street on the Commons site. It is a project by the Festival of Transitional Architecture in collaboration with Life in Vacant Spaces, […]

Oct, 2013: The Arcades Project

Oct, 2013: The Arcades Project

Friday, 14 June 2013 12:36 p.m. by GapFiller

The Arcades Project is an architectural art work comprised of a series of temporary arch structures which can be utilised as a transitional market space.  The Arcades inscribe the former axis of Victoria Street on the Commons site. It is a project by the Festival of Transitional Architecture in collaboration with Life in Vacant Spaces, […]

Key bridge reopening September

Key bridge reopening September

Friday, 14 June 2013 11:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two-way access across the main link to South Brighton and Southshore should be restored in September.

Brighton bridge reopening September

Brighton bridge reopening September

Friday, 14 June 2013 11:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two-way access across the main link to South Brighton and Southshore should be restored in September.

Fitzgerald and Bealey Avenue Lane Closures from the 24th June

Fitzgerald and Bealey Avenue Lane Closures from the 24th June

Friday, 14 June 2013 9:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

CIRT will be completing Waste and Storm Water works on London Street throughout June.

EQC - updated information on land and building claims

EQC - updated information on land and building claims

Thursday, 13 June 2013 9:05 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC have published updated information on claims . The information is based upon newspaper advertisements being run by EQC, the topics are listed below. For each topic a copy of the published material published can be downloaded.

Offers of help flood in to process Christchurch consents

Offers of help flood in to process Christchurch consents

Thursday, 13 June 2013 8:18 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council has been flooded with offers of help to clear its backlog of building consents, and keep the Christchurch rebuild moving.

Bishopdale Library and Community Centre to be repaired

Bishopdale Library and Community Centre to be repaired

Thursday, 13 June 2013 4:59 p.m. by GovtCCC

Bishopdale Library and Community Centre is expected to re-open in June next year after Christchurch City Council today agreed it should be repaired to 100 per cent of the new building code.

Consent problems worse than Parker letting on

Consent problems worse than Parker letting on

Thursday, 13 June 2013 4:41 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

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Councillors say no to Civic pay rise

Councillors say no to Civic pay rise

Thursday, 13 June 2013 4:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch City councillors have voted unanimously to oppose plans to give the directors of their embattled insurance company, Civic Assurance, a pay rise.

Minister turns sod on Rolleston construction yards

Minister turns sod on Rolleston construction yards

Thursday, 13 June 2013 4:01 p.m. by PRNews

Corrections Minister Anne Tolley has turned the sod on new construction yards at Rolleston Working Prison, where prisoners will refurbish around thirty Housing New Zealand houses each year for the next five years.

Hearings not necessary for draft Coastal Pathway Concept Plan

Hearings not necessary for draft Coastal Pathway Concept Plan

Thursday, 13 June 2013 3:59 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council today approved a Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board's recommendation that hearings will not be necessary for the proposed Christchurch Coastal Pathway due to the high level of support for the Concept Plan.

Build consenting in Christchurch needs improvement

Build consenting in Christchurch needs improvement

Thursday, 13 June 2013 3:08 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Federation’s Chief Executive, Bruce Kohn, said today that delays occurring in Christchurch had been a significant source of concern for the building and construction industry over several months.

Prisoners to fix quake-damaged houses in Christchurch

Prisoners to fix quake-damaged houses in Christchurch

Thursday, 13 June 2013 2:53 p.m. by MediaHerald

Prisoners are being put to work fixing earthquake-damaged houses in Christchurch.Corrections Minister Anne Tolley announced today that Rolleston Prison inmates and offenders on community sentences would refurbish 150 Housing New...

Residents invited to find out more about Council facilities

Residents invited to find out more about Council facilities

Thursday, 13 June 2013 2:29 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council is holding a series of community forums during June and July that will give residents the opportunity to find out more information about the status of facilities in their area.

Old Waimakariri Bridge temporarily closing

Old Waimakariri Bridge temporarily closing

Thursday, 13 June 2013 2:14 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The Old Waimakariri Bridge will be closing for seven days to allow

Double whammy two years on

Double whammy two years on

Thursday, 13 June 2013 2:08 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two years ago today Christchurch was hit by a double-whammy - a magnitude 6.4 earthquake and the collapse of the historic Lyttelton Timeball Station.

Two years today, city hit by two major quakes

Two years today, city hit by two major quakes

Thursday, 13 June 2013 2:08 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two years ago today, Christchurch was hit by a double whammy - a magnitude-6.4 earthquake and the collapse of the historic Lyttelton Timeball Station.

Inmates to repair damaged state houses

Inmates to repair damaged state houses

Thursday, 13 June 2013 1:20 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Prisoners will be put to work refurbishing earthquake-damaged houses in Christchurch.