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Breathing, Relaxation & Mindfulness Course @ MHAPS

Breathing, Relaxation & Mindfulness Course @ MHAPS

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 3:34 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

 

Hague tours Christchurch red zone today

Hague tours Christchurch red zone today

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 11:35 a.m. by MediaHerald

British Foreign Secretary William Hague lands in Christchurch today and has made touring the quake-battered inner city red zone a priority.On day two of his whistle-stop New Zealand visit, he will lay a wreath at the naval base...

$2b in payouts to be shared for land claims

$2b in payouts to be shared for land claims

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 8:14 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Canterbury property owners with earthquake-damaged land are likely to share some $2 billion in payouts as the Earthquake Commission gears up to settle land claims.

Hague to visit Christchurch

Hague to visit Christchurch

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 5:25 a.m. by Media3News

Visiting British Foreign Secretary William Hague will head to Christchurch today.

Project managers sought

Project managers sought

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 10:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Ministry of Health is hunting for project managers to drive the $650 million upgrade of the Christchurch and Burwood hospitals to give the medical redevelopment a running start.

EQC treatment of asbestos meets legislative requirements

EQC treatment of asbestos meets legislative requirements

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 8:11 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Health warning for Avon River

Health warning for Avon River

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 12:29 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Community and Public Health Division of Canterbury District Health Board have issued a health warning for the Avon River/ Ôtâkaro following a suspected sewer leak.

Hague prioritises touring Christchurch red zone

Hague prioritises touring Christchurch red zone

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 9:37 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

 

Securing insurance not as hard any more

Securing insurance not 'as hard' any more

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Getting house and contents insurance in Canterbury has become easier, insurers say, but some earthquake-hit residents haven't got the message.

House buyers told to make them liveable

House buyers told to make them liveable

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch landlords are being warned not to exploit tenants by renting out earthquake-damaged and potentially unhealthy houses.

Southern Response - temporary accommodation information

Southern Response - temporary accommodation information

Monday, 14 January 2013 9:00 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular


Landlords must ensure quake damaged homes are healthy

Landlords must ensure quake damaged homes are healthy

Monday, 14 January 2013 8:40 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

The Canterbury DHB is calling on landlords to ensure their quake damaged rental properties are up to scratch and are not putting people’s health at risk.

Land claim settlements

Land claim settlements

Monday, 14 January 2013 3:56 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

 

Skills demands will be a problem

Skills demands will be a problem

Monday, 14 January 2013 8:19 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Warning for rebuild employers

Warning for rebuild employers

Monday, 14 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Wrecked houses used as rentals

Wrecked houses used as rentals

Monday, 14 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch houses judged by insurance companies as too damaged to repair are being snapped up at bargain prices by savvy investors who are then renting them out for a high return.

Warning for rebuild employers

Warning for rebuild employers

Monday, 14 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Employers are responsible for those working on their sites, even if they have unknowingly employed someone working in the country illegally, Immigration New Zealand says.

Written off homes selling for rentals

Written off homes selling for rentals

Sunday, 13 January 2013 9:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

Houses judged by insurance companies as too damaged to repair are being snapped up at bargain prices by savvy investors who are then renting them out for a high return.

Call for Commission of Inquiry

Call for Commission of Inquiry

Sunday, 13 January 2013 7:26 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

 

Lyttelton tunnel control building to be demolished

Lyttelton tunnel control building to be demolished

Sunday, 13 January 2013 9:46 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Work starts tomorrow on the demolition of the badly earthquake-damaged Lyttelton Tunnel control building.

Challenge points to hundreds of claims

Challenge points to hundreds of claims

Friday, 11 January 2013 10:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

A successful legal challenge against insurers could open the door for hundreds of settled earthquake claims to be revisited, a Christchurch lawyer says.

Jobless find work is not easy to locate

Jobless find work is not easy to locate

Friday, 11 January 2013 9:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

Sixteen-year-old Jolita Gray has been looking for a part-time job for almost a year.

Earthquake-prone building policy consultation

Earthquake-prone building policy consultation

Friday, 11 January 2013 8:27 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Painters keen to keep it clean and out of the stream

Painters keen to keep it clean and out of the stream

Friday, 11 January 2013 2:18 p.m. by GovtECAN Featured Popular

Number of ‘anxious’ kids skyrockets

Number of ‘anxious’ kids skyrockets

Friday, 11 January 2013 1:27 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Working with poo has its upsides

'Working with poo' has its upsides

Friday, 11 January 2013 7:52 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

City leading house-price boom

City leading house-price boom

Friday, 11 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Earthquake Commission refuses to reveal abestos info

Earthquake Commission refuses to reveal abestos info

Thursday, 10 January 2013 6:00 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The EQC is refusing to reveal which homes that it has repaired following the Christchurch quakes contain asbestos.

Regenerating urban forest a shot in the arm for Christchurch

Regenerating 'urban forest' a shot in the arm for Christchurch

Thursday, 10 January 2013 5:46 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

The speed at which native bush is regenerating in the Avon River red zone is a real shot in the arm for Christchurch, says the Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON).

Calls for register of homes with asbestos

Calls for register of homes with asbestos

Thursday, 10 January 2013 8:45 a.m. by Media3News Popular

There are calls for a public register to be made of Christchurch homes containing potentially deadly asbestos.
Rather than removing the asbestos, it's been decided plasterboard will be used to encase it in more than 4000 earthquake-damaged homes due for repair.


Canterbury District Health Board medical officer of health Alistair Humphrey says future home owners unaware of the presence of asbestos could be put a risk if they disturb it, for example, while undertak ...

Brian Fallow: Rebuild vital catalyst for growth

Brian Fallow: Rebuild vital catalyst for growth

Thursday, 10 January 2013 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

It needs to.

No need to tell of asbestos

No need to tell of asbestos

Thursday, 10 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch homes with asbestos concealed by earthquake repairs could be sold without the buyer being aware the hazardous subtance is present.

New library top Sumner priority

New library top Sumner priority

Thursday, 10 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A new library is "the highest priority for Sumner", residents say.

Extra work lures builders south

Extra work lures builders south

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 11:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Post-earthquake construction in Canterbury is the hotbed for residential construction nationwide although the number of new houses being built in Wellington is improving.

SOL Square may reopen by mid-year

SOL Square may reopen by mid-year

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 10:06 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

EQC and asbestos

EQC and asbestos

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 9:10 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Asbestos in 4000 Chch homes a landmine

Asbestos in 4000 Chch homes a 'landmine'

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 8:10 p.m. by Media3News

Plasterboard will be used to encase potentially deadly asbestos in more than 4000 earthquake-damaged Christchurch homes due for repair.

Floatless Manhole partnership announced

Floatless Manhole partnership announced

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 8:05 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Hynds Limited has signed an historic partnership with Nippon Hume International Ltd in Tokyo allowing the introduction of a retrofitted Floatless Manhole system. The system dramatically reduces earthquake damage, subsequent infrastructure repair costs, and is easily fitted to any existing concrete manhole at risk of floating during a seismic event.

Asbestos repairs will leave a disgraceful legacy

Asbestos 'repairs' will leave a disgraceful legacy

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 7:59 p.m. by RuthDyson Popular

 

Demolition of Sumner Library begins

Demolition of Sumner Library begins

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 6:09 p.m. by GovtCCC

Unit Manager Libraries and Information Carolyn Robertson says the loss of the library has been a blow to the local community. However, the Council is continuing to look at options for a combined new community facility in the area.

Summer Newsletter

Summer Newsletter

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 2:55 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Our Summer Newsletter is out. Articles include Post Earthquake Depression; Antidepressants or Dandelions; Happiness is not the purpose in life; Silent face of Social Phobia & more!

Day 686 - gapfillers galore

Day 686 - gapfillers galore

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 2:39 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

This morning more site work was completed at 124 Garlands Rd.

Dare to Be Resolution Free!

Dare to Be Resolution Free!

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 1:04 p.m. by AnxietySupport

This is time of year when the world-at-large becomes consumed with New Year’s Resolutions. Understandable. We all want to improve parts of our lives and set ourselves up for success in the new year. For those of us who suffer with anxiety, 

Tips, Tricks and Techniques to Relieve Anxiety (Video)

Tips, Tricks and Techniques to Relieve Anxiety (Video)

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 12:54 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Learn about some very simple tips, tricks, and techniques that relieve anxiety. 

Nip Your Anxiety in the A.M. Bud: 5 Suggestions

Nip Your Anxiety in the A.M. Bud: 5 Suggestions

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 12:49 p.m. by AnxietySupport

 

CBD – Available Routes Map 11th January – 18th January

CBD – Available Routes Map 11th January – 18th January

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 12:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Please click here to download the network map – Available Routes Map    

Quake cases may overload courts

Quake cases may overload courts

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A surge in earthquake-related legal challenges is the tip of the iceberg and could overload the court system, lawyers say.

Cantabrians spending up on repairs, renovations

Cantabrians spending up on repairs, renovations

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 11:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

Cantabrians spending up on repairs, renovations

Cantabrians spending up on repairs, renovations

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 11:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians are "getting on with life" and renovating and repairing their homes, the chief executive of national hardware retail chain Placemakers says.

Five vie for iconic city project

Five vie for 'iconic' city project

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 10:49 p.m. by MediaStuff

South Island tribe Ngai Tahu and the Australian firm that developed the Melbourne Convention Centre are among five who have made the shortlist for the iconic Christchurch Convention Centre project.

Five vie for iconic city project

Five vie for 'iconic' city project

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 10:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

Chch using more diesel, but less petrol and electricity - CAfE

Chch using more diesel, but less petrol and electricity - CAfE

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 10:48 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Christchurch Agency for Energy (CAfE) today released Christchurch energy use figures for the July to September quarter of 2012.

Asbestos in homes a health landmine

Asbestos in homes a 'health landmine'

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 10:34 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Quake cases may overload courts

Quake cases may overload courts

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 10:26 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

NZCCSS Canterbury Report published

NZCCSS Canterbury Report published

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 10:25 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) has been working with Christchurch social services agency members to produce the Canterbury Report. "This Report brings together the on-the-ground experience of our Christchurch based social service agencies together with government statistics to help reveal progress and pressure points as Canterbury continues to recover from the earthquakes", said Trevor McGlinchey, Executive Officer NZCCSS.

Environment Canterbury to rebuild on new site

Environment Canterbury to rebuild on new site

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 10:21 p.m. by GovtECAN Featured Popular

Environment Canterbury has reached agreement in principle with the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) to rebuild their Christchurch office within the “south frame” highlighted in the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan.

Land scrap starts to heat up…

Land scrap starts to heat up…

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 8:46 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

 

Kaiapoi homes replaced by wide open green space

Kaiapoi homes replaced by wide open green space

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 8:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

One of Canterbury's first residential red-zone areas has been turned into one of the region's first earthquake-related green spaces.

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