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ANZAC Drive – Road Closure – 10th June

ANZAC Drive – Road Closure – 10th June

Friday, 7 June 2013 9:50 a.m. by Transport4chch

 

Durham Street North – Lane Closure – 10th June

Durham Street North – Lane Closure – 10th June

Friday, 7 June 2013 9:19 a.m. by Transport4chch

Work will start at the Durham Street North/Kilmore Street intersection in the week beginning Monday 10 June 2013 and will continue for approximately two weeks.

Cathedral decision on hold

Cathedral decision on hold

Friday, 7 June 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Anglican Church's property trustees have decided to delay any further decision on the future of the Christ Church Cathedral.

Ombudsman to investigate EQC

Ombudsman to investigate EQC

Friday, 7 June 2013 5:30 a.m. by Media3News

The Ombudsman is going to investigate the way the Earthquake Commission handles Official Information Act requests about insurance claims.

The Truth Has Vindicated Me!

The Truth Has Vindicated Me!

Friday, 7 June 2013 1:09 a.m. by EQCTruths

I have just logged online from Europe and found the following story concerning EQC.  .  The EQC Truths blog broke the story about the massive delays processing OIA requests several months ago along with the tactics that EQC employs to prevent claimants from obtaining the information that rightfully belongs to them. 

EQC may get help to meet deadlines

EQC may get help to meet deadlines

Thursday, 6 June 2013 11:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government may call in other departments to help the Earthquake Commission with its "continued inability" to process official information requests on time.

Red Zone extension form changed.

Red Zone extension form changed.

Thursday, 6 June 2013 9:30 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CERA have updated the application form to be used for those applying for a Red Zone settlement extension.

EQC stonewalling on information sparks official investigation

EQC stonewalling on information sparks official investigation

Thursday, 6 June 2013 9:03 p.m. by LianneDalziel Featured Popular

The chief ombudsman, in conjunction with the privacy commissioner, is to launch an investigation into the Earthquake Commission’s handling of official information requests, Labour’s Earthquake Recovery spokesperson, Lianne Dalziel, revealed in Parliament today.

PlaceMakers new Hornby store opens

PlaceMakers new Hornby store opens

Thursday, 6 June 2013 8:54 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Christchurch builders, who have been counting down the days for the opening of PlaceMakers’ new, purpose-designed and built Hornby store, don’t have to wait any longer, with the store opening its doors yesterday, 5 June.

Pallet Pavilion saved by fundraiser

Pallet Pavilion saved by fundraiser

Thursday, 6 June 2013 5:43 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch's popular pop-up bar and entertainment venue, the Pallet Pavilion, has been saved from demolition.

Tower blocks slammed during quakes

Tower blocks 'slammed' during quakes

Thursday, 6 June 2013 4:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

Demolition work has started on a building that "slammed" into the Victoria Apartments during the Christchurch earthquakes.

EQC communication to be scrutinised

EQC communication to be scrutinised

Thursday, 6 June 2013 4:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Ombudsman will investigate the Earthquake Commission over its inability to comply with official information requests.

Educational workshop

Educational workshop

Thursday, 6 June 2013 3:00 p.m. by ArchitectureNow

An interactive and informative education workshop has been announced as a key part of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) conference to be held at Hilton Queenstown on 13 and 14 June 2013. For the first time, part of the conference will be dedicated to education and training in an effort to increase the number of people looking to become quantity surveying professionals.

EQC Emergency Repairs Not As Easy To Achieve As Mr Brownlee Seems to Think

EQC Emergency Repairs Not As Easy To Achieve As Mr Brownlee Seems to Think

Thursday, 6 June 2013 1:35 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Is Mr Brownlee getting the right information from his advisors?

Port Hills homeowners still in limbo

Port Hills homeowners still in limbo

Thursday, 6 June 2013 12:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council admits it is in an ''invidious position'' on the Port Hills, with some residents unable to return to their homes because of the risk of rockfall, but with no offer from the Government to buy their properties.

Port Hills homeowners still in limbo

Port Hills homeowners still in limbo

Thursday, 6 June 2013 11:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council admits it is in an ''invidious position'' on the Port Hills, with some residents unable to return to their homes because of the risk of rock fall, but with no offer from the Government to buy their property.

Lifting the Red Zone Cordons….. What does it mean for us?

Lifting the Red Zone Cordons….. What does it mean for us?

Thursday, 6 June 2013 10:35 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

ha ha what a joke…

Urgent weather-tightness and heating still available

Urgent weather-tightness and heating still available

Thursday, 6 June 2013 10:32 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Prototype City 3.0

Prototype City 3.0

Thursday, 6 June 2013 8:42 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

Warm words for city fill hidden letters

Warm words for city fill hidden letters

Thursday, 6 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

More mysterious letters praising Christchurch's "creativity and innovation" in the wake of the city's devastating earthquakes have been unearthed.

EQC Moves the Goalposts Yet Again

EQC Moves the Goalposts Yet Again

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 11:39 p.m. by EQCTruths

I am at an airport and I briefly logged online to learn that EQC have quietly announced that they will fail to meet their deadline to have all houses with damage exceeding $50,000 repaired by the end of the year.

Couple wait in garage for EQC

Couple wait in garage for EQC

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 8:03 p.m. by Media3News


 

Home repairs approaching half way

Home repairs approaching half way

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 5:22 p.m. by NickyWagner

Environment Canterbury’s approach to air quality this winter

Environment Canterbury’s approach to air quality this winter

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 5:03 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

 

Build it Right Builders Briefings

Build it Right Builders Briefings

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 4:54 p.m. by GovtDBH Popular

Emergency Closure – Chichester Street and Cumnor Terrace

Emergency Closure – Chichester Street and Cumnor Terrace

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 4:05 p.m. by Transport4chch

The intersection of Chichester Street and Cumnor Terrace in Woolston has been closed effective immediately.

NSW cops heroes for help in Christchurch

NSW cops 'heroes' for help in Christchurch

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 4:03 p.m. by Media3News

New South Wales police have been honoured for their actions after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

NSW cops heroes for help in Chch

NSW cops 'heroes' for help in Chch

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 4:03 p.m. by Media3News

New South Wales police have been honoured for their actions after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

Christchurch rushes to save Pallet Pavilion

Christchurch rushes to save Pallet Pavilion

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 3:32 p.m. by Media3News

Briefings to builders from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Briefings to builders from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 2:13 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), with Bunnings, Carters, ITM, Mitre 10 and Placemakers, are running a series of briefings to give builders working in Canterbury important info on repairing and rebuilding earthquake-damaged homes.

Stats show Canterbury rebuild all go

Stats show Canterbury rebuild all go

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 1:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury home building has jumped by a fifth in a year and commercial building by more than a quarter as the rebuild gathers speed.

The role of insurance in the Canterbury recovery

The role of insurance in the Canterbury recovery

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 12:38 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

Aussie police honoured for quake efforts

Aussie police honoured for quake efforts

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 12:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

Australian police who helped Christchurch during the aftermath of the February 2011 earthquake have been honoured.

Canterbury home repairs almost at half way mark

Canterbury home repairs almost at half way mark

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 11:59 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Earthquake damage repairs are complete on almost half of the Canterbury homes that fall under the largest residential repair programme in the city.

Home repairs approaching half way

Home repairs approaching half way

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 10:37 a.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Lane Closure – Kilmore Street/Madras Street Intersection – From the 10th June

Lane Closure – Kilmore Street/Madras Street Intersection – From the 10th June

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 8:47 a.m. by Transport4chch

A lane closure will be in place at the Kilmore Street/Madras Street intersection for those travelling eastbound towards Barbadoes Street.

Millennium Hotel repairable, says hotelier

Millennium Hotel repairable, says hotelier

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 8:05 a.m. by MediaThePress

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels NZ's potential multimillion-dollar project to repair the Millennium Hotel Christchurch in Cathedral Square remains on hold.

For Red Zoners who are seeking an extension

For Red Zoners who are seeking an extension

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 6:23 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CanCERN has produced some ideas they think may help Red Zone residents who wish to apply for an extension to stay in the residential red zone.  

Christchurch quake blamed for suicide

Christchurch quake blamed for suicide

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch's earthquakes have claimed their first suicide.

First quake suicide signals road ahead

First quake suicide signals road ahead

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The first confirmed earthquake-related suicide may be a sign of a dark road ahead for Christchurch.

Mums grief at loss of her son after quakes

Mum's grief at loss of her son after quakes

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Shirley Cooke has no doubt the Canterbury earthquakes drove her son to commit suicide and regrets leaving him home alone the day he died.

Closed buildings may get reprieve

Closed buildings may get reprieve

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A string of Canterbury buildings closed because of safety concerns could be reopened under a new proposal by a Christchurch city councillor.

Council to build 25 social-housing units

Council to build 25 social-housing units

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Twenty-five social housing units will be built by the Christchurch City Council.

Quake survivor wants apology

Quake survivor wants apology

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 10:36 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A woman who was the lone survivor of a bus that was crushed in the February 2011 earthquake, killing 12 other people, is renewing her calls for an apology from the Christchurch City Council.

Christchurch International Airport  – Integrated Terminal Project Opening

Christchurch International Airport – Integrated Terminal Project Opening

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 8:44 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

After almost four years of demolition, new construction and remodelling, the new $237m terminal building at Christchurch Airport is officially complete.

Discussion begins with South Frame property owners

Discussion begins with South Frame property owners

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 7:27 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Waimakariri Red Zone drop-in session tomorrow (Wednesday)

Waimakariri Red Zone drop-in session tomorrow (Wednesday)

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 7:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Waimakariri District Council (WDC) and CERA are hosting a Red Zone drop-in session on Wednesday 5 June between 2.30pm and 7pm at the Kaiapoi Service Centre, 24 Sewell Street.

Is work causing people stress or are people just stressed at work?

Is work causing people stress or are people just stressed at work?

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 7:13 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

International research on post-traumatic stress suggests that the real impact of any major event can take up to two years to materialise.

CCC Community, Recreation and Culture Committee key decisions

CCC Community, Recreation and Culture Committee key decisions

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 7:11 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council's Community, Recreation and Culture Committee met today.

First week of June’s rolling cordon reduction underway

First week of June’s rolling cordon reduction underway

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 5:23 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The countdown is on in the central city as CERA, Christchurch City Council, SCIRT and other key agencies work to meet the end-of-June target for the removal of the Rebuild Zone cordon.

Three new units on drawing board for Berwick Court

Three new units on drawing board for Berwick Court

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 4:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Singles, couples and older people will welcome this news. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find suitable accommodation as many of the new properties on the market are three and four bedroom, particularly in new residential areas.

Lawrence Arabia in the Pallet Pavilion on Decision day

Lawrence Arabia in the Pallet Pavilion on Decision day

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 4:27 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Quakes led to Chch man taking own life

Quakes led to Chch man taking own life

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 2:36 p.m. by Media3News

Call to celebrate Christchurch as a coastal city second to none

Call to celebrate Christchurch as a coastal city second to none

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 1:03 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

“Christchurch is a coastal city of beauty and potential second to none” says New Brighton Business and Landowners’ Association manager Paul Zaanen.

Lessons from Christchurch will make coastal cities more disaster-resilient

Lessons from Christchurch will make coastal cities more disaster-resilient

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 11:51 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

A University of Canterbury (UC) geography expert believes lessons from Christchurch can make New Zealand’s coastal cities like Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin more disaster-resilient.

David Killick: Get to know your land

David Killick: Get to know your land

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 9:33 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 Where is it safe to build and where is best avoided? Get to know your land.

Western Corridor Upgrade – Phase 1 Completed

Western Corridor Upgrade – Phase 1 Completed

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 9:07 a.m. by Transport4chch

The first section of the Christchurch Western Corridor upgrade (Russley Road from Yaldhurst Road to Avonhead) has been completed.

Offices would boost stadium

Offices would boost stadium

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 9:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch stadium featuring office blocks with views of the pitch would ensure that the ground is "a money maker, not a white elephant", designers say.