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Jurassic tree planting launches Botanic Gardens 150th anniversary

Jurassic tree planting launches Botanic Gardens 150th anniversary

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 11:06 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

One of the world's oldest and rarest trees is being planted today to launch Christchurch Botanic Gardens' 150th anniversary.

Prestons donates soil to CBD rebuild

Prestons donates soil to CBD rebuild

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 8:51 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Prestons residential development on the northern outskirts of the Christchurch has donated 2000m3 of soil to help with the greening of the central city.

Christchurch investors seize chance

Christchurch investors seize chance

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A popular rebuild blueprint, a marked decrease in seismic activity and an optimistic, forward-looking population means central Christchurch is ripe for investment.

Rebuilders’ village set for Orion site

Rebuilders’ village set for Orion site

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 12:37 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

More workers needed to rebuild infrastructure

More workers needed to rebuild infrastructure

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 11:41 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The construction team charged with fixing Christchurch's roads and water pipes is looking to beef up its 1700-plus work force by another 400 people by May/June as it ramps up work on the $2 billion repair of Christchurch's horizontal infrastructure.

Rewiring St Albans

Rewiring St Albans

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 11:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Christchurch investors seize chance, take on risk

Christchurch investors seize chance, take on risk

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 11:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

A popular rebuild blueprint, a marked decrease in seismic activity and an optimistic, forward-looking population means central Christchurch is ripe for investment.

Chch investors seize chance, take on risk

Chch investors seize chance, take on risk

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 11:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

A popular rebuild blueprint, a marked decrease in seismic activity and an optimistic, forward-looking population means central Christchurch is ripe for investment.

Prime Minister John Keys Parliamentary Address to Rebuilding Christchurch

Prime Minister John Keys' Parliamentary Address to Rebuilding Christchurch

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 10:50 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Rebuilding Christchurch

Report finds low risk of water contamination

Report finds low risk of water contamination

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 10:45 p.m. by GovtECAN Recommended Popular

Environment Canterbury has released a report and recommendations on managing the possible risk to Christchurch drinking water from treated timber piles used in building foundations.

Quake Outcasts on the Government offer to uninsured red Zoners

Quake Outcasts on the Government offer to uninsured red Zoners

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 10:09 p.m. by avonsidechch

Quake Outcasts is a residents' group formed to advocate and protect the rights of red zoned home owners in the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes. In the wake of the media showing the Government had ignored CERA’s pay-out recommendations for those who were uninsured in the residential Red Zones they have released a statement of their views (here). .

Day 706 - triming mad tack

Day 706 - triming mad tack

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 8:15 p.m. by addingtonaction

The day was spent at Garlands Rd, doing lots of finishing off. Painting, putting up corrugated iron, removing steel fence posts that were left in place from the old Rapaki Scout Den. Forming the new access road with base course for heavy truck use. And a bit of landscaping.

The job tomorrow is to paint the gates gloss black, then the gates will be locked and that will be it till work starts on the new pole barn in March.

Archaeologists strike massive find under Isaac Theatre Royale

Archaeologists strike 'massive' find under Isaac Theatre Royale

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 5:50 p.m. by Media3News

Archaeologists working in Christchurch have stumbled across a “massive” collection of artefacts under the quake-damaged Isaac Theatre Royal.

Artefacts discovered under Christchurchs Isaac Theatre Royale

Artefacts discovered under Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royale

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 5:50 p.m. by Media3News

Archaeologists working in Christchurch have stumbled across a “massive” collection of artefacts under the quake-damaged Isaac Theatre Royal.

Red zone residents blast unrealistic insurance offer

Red zone residents blast 'unrealistic' insurance offer

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 5:22 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Jimi and Jane Yazdanpanah have been searching for a new home for months, but can’t find anything they can afford.

Kiwi companies recruiting foreign workers for Christchurch rebuild

Kiwi companies recruiting foreign workers for Christchurch rebuild

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 5:15 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Tonight, Campbell Live beings a series looking at New Zealand’s employment industry.

East side stories: a survey of two contrasting suburbs – UC researcher

East side stories: a survey of two contrasting suburbs – UC researcher

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 1:54 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Recommended Popular

A University of Canterbury (UC) researcher has found differences and similarities between the hard-hit east side Christchurch suburbs of Aranui and Sumner following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Council closes 31 units

Council closes 31 units

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 1:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Tenants are being moved out of another 31 city council housing units as investigations reveal they fall well below the current building code.

Council closes Christchurch units

Council closes Christchurch units

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 1:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Tenants are being moved out of another 31 Christchurch City Council housing units as investigations reveal they fall well below the building code.

Council closes Christchurch units

Council closes Christchurch units

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 1:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Tenants are being moved out of another 31 Christchurch City Council housing units as investigations reveal they fall well below the building code.

17 Council City Housing Units in Aranui to close

17 Council City Housing Units in Aranui to close

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 1:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is today closing 31 units in three social housing complexes across the city and staff will be working closely with residents to identify alternative homes for them.

Marlborough chases opportunities

Marlborough chases opportunities

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 1:20 p.m. by MACRO

Marlborough businesses should form a Christchurch rebuild cluster to capitalise on opportunities from the rebuild. That was the suggestion of former Christchurch Central MP Brendon Burns who, together with the Marlborough District Council and the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce, organised a two-day visit to Christchurch for representatives of nearly 20 Marlborough businesses. Speaking to the [...]

Ferrymead Bridge replacement January 2013 update

Ferrymead Bridge replacement January 2013 update

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 1:14 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

A public information drop-in session on the replacement of the Ferrymead Bridge is being held on Tuesday 29 January from 4 pm to 7 pm at the Mt Pleasant Yacht Club.

Design competition attracts 58 entries

Design competition attracts 58 entries

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 11:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

A competition to design and build an urban village in Christchurch has received "strong interest" from international architects and designers.

Contractors praised as  Repair Milestone Reached

Contractors praised as Repair Milestone Reached

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 11:37 a.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

 

Call for twisted bridge to become memorial

Call for twisted bridge to become memorial

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 10:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

Members of the public are campaigning to have the twisted Medway footbridge turned into an earthquake memorial.

Aranui, Sumner compared in study

Aranui, Sumner compared in study

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 8:33 a.m. by MediaStuff

Aranui and Sumner responded differently after the earthquakes because of differences in income and employment, a new study shows.

Construction companies welcome visa changes

Construction companies welcome visa changes

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 6:48 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Construction companies working on the Christchurch rebuild are welcoming a change to visa rules which will see Kiwis picked first for jobs.

Quake sets new direction

Quake sets new direction

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch's Cindy Gibb made a deal with her husband - one day she'd be able to travel the world to places where nursing skills were in short supply and work.But that day came sooner than either she or Sam Gibb planned. 

Quake-hit families still living in squalor

Quake-hit families still living in squalor

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Horror stories of Christchurch families living in garages and tents continue to surface almost two years on from the February 2011 earthquake.

Brownlee denies he ignored Cera advice

Brownlee denies he ignored Cera advice

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has rejected suggestions he ignored officials' advice in making reduced offers to uninsured red-zoners.

Funding available for youth pursuits

Funding available for youth pursuits

Monday, 28 January 2013 10:58 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Multi-Dwelling Claims on Hold

Multi-Dwelling Claims on Hold

Monday, 28 January 2013 9:11 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Day 705 - more sheep rails

Day 705 - more sheep rails

Monday, 28 January 2013 8:06 p.m. by addingtonaction

Another set of sheep rails went in at 124 Garlands Rd for Addington Action's new depot. Painted up gloss black like the previous ones. Bollards got the same treatment.

Looks good and solid as.

Red-zone raider faces court

Red-zone raider faces court

Monday, 28 January 2013 6:40 p.m. by MediaHerald

A man posing as an earthquake contractor will appear in court tomorrow accused of raiding red-zoned houses in the hard-hit eastern suburbs of Christchurch.The 43-year-old wore a high-visibility vest emblazoned with a contracting...

Central City Football Pitch Relocates to the East

Central City Football Pitch Relocates to the East

Monday, 28 January 2013 4:07 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

A football club in the east of Christchurch has a new $40,000 pitch.

Draft Ferry Road Master Plan released

Draft Ferry Road Master Plan released

Monday, 28 January 2013 1:57 p.m. by Transport4chch

The Council-led Plan has been prepared to support commercial centres along Ferry Road in response to the damage caused by the earthquakes. The Plan is available to view from Monday 28 January 2013 in any of the Council’s open service …

Businesses test the lie of Christchurch land

Businesses test the lie of Christchurch land

Monday, 28 January 2013 1:40 p.m. by MACRO

About 17 Marlborough businesses are in Christchurch today firming up relations with major players involved in the city’s rebuild. With trips to the red zone and new developments, the Marlborough delegates will get a sense of the scale of the job which is expected to last 10 to 15 years, as some 150,000 houses and [...]

Kiwis at front of Chch rebuild queue

Kiwis at front of Chch rebuild queue

Monday, 28 January 2013 1:26 p.m. by Media3News

A new visa rule that came into effect on Monday guarantees Kiwis are at the front of the queue for jobs on the Christchurch rebuild.

Labour to complain about red zone offer

Labour to complain about red zone offer

Monday, 28 January 2013 12:16 p.m. by Media3News

Labour is complaining about the Government's decision to offer some Christchurch residents half the value of their red zone properties.

EQC hits $1 billion and 30,000 managed home repairs

EQC hits $1 billion and 30,000 managed home repairs

Monday, 28 January 2013 12:12 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Fletcher EQR pays $1b to contractors

Fletcher EQR pays $1b to contractors

Monday, 28 January 2013 11:13 a.m. by MediaThePress

Fletcher EQR has topped the $1 billion mark in terms of payouts to contractors as part of its earthquake repair work, a spokesman for the company says.

Draft Ferry Road Master Plan released for public comment

Draft Ferry Road Master Plan released for public comment

Monday, 28 January 2013 10:24 a.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council today released the Draft Ferry Road Master Plan (Phase One) for public comment. The Council-led Plan has been prepared to support commercial centres along Ferry Road in response to the damage caused by the earthquakes.

UC researcher looking at post-quake anxiety in children

UC researcher looking at post-quake anxiety in children

Monday, 28 January 2013 10:21 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

Anxiety still exists among Christchurch children, two years on since the earthquakes, a University of Canterbury (UC) researcher said today.

Low costs estimated for glass Christchurch Cathedral

Low costs estimated for glass Christchurch Cathedral

Monday, 28 January 2013 10:20 a.m. by Media3News

A plan to put the Christchurch Cathedral in a glass casing would cost only $45 million, Mayor Bob Parker has estimated.

Holy Trinity Community Funday - Sunday 10th February

Holy Trinity Community Funday - Sunday 10th February

Monday, 28 January 2013 6:15 a.m. by avonsidechch

 

Brownlee cut payout for owners

Brownlee cut payout for owners

Sunday, 27 January 2013 11:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee disregarded advice from officials to give some red-zoned Cantabrians a full payout for their quake-damaged land, instead offering them half.

Public barbecue to celebrate World Wetlands Day

Public barbecue to celebrate World Wetlands Day

Sunday, 27 January 2013 4:10 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

The public and media of Christchurch are invited to a nature walk and barbecue to celebrate World Wetlands Day, on .

Classy glass a perfect project for reborn recycler

Classy glass a perfect project for reborn recycler

Sunday, 27 January 2013 9:29 a.m. by MediaStuff

A demolition company specialising in churches and architectural antiques hopes 14 stained glass windows salvaged from an Edgeware church will again grace a place of worship in Canterbury.

The document filing system to keep on top of your paperwork

The document filing system to keep on top of your paperwork

Sunday, 27 January 2013 9:01 a.m. by avision Popular

EQC: Settling land damage claims - a progress update

EQC: Settling land damage claims - a progress update

Saturday, 26 January 2013 8:47 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 703 - egg cartons needed

Day 703 - egg cartons needed

Saturday, 26 January 2013 6:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

Addington Action needs hundreds of egg cartons in usable condition for the fruit & veggie co-op. Could members and supporters put the word around and start collecting them.

A drop off address will be listed soon.

NZ Army to explain civil defence failure

NZ Army to explain civil defence failure

Saturday, 26 January 2013 5:49 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Media Release: Rik Tindall, ECan In Exile

Auckland gobbles Edgeware Village plan

Auckland gobbles Edgeware Village plan

Saturday, 26 January 2013 1:47 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Set Facebook to catch a thief

Set Facebook to catch a thief

Saturday, 26 January 2013 12:43 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Rebuild boom part of govt plan for 2013

Rebuild boom part of govt plan for 2013

Saturday, 26 January 2013 12:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

EQC removing further rights to information

EQC removing further rights to information

Friday, 25 January 2013 9:17 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

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