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EQC & Insurance obligations

EQC & Insurance obligations

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 8:34 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Plea to insurers: honour your policies

Plea to insurers: honour your policies

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 8:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

What a difference friendly, personal, efficient service makes. How stressful and frustrating it is when you are battling a big organisation.

N is for New

N is for New

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 7:12 p.m. by andreac414 Popular

With the voting period half over the strong feeling among commentators is that Christchurch is on the cusp of New beginnings. With a New Mayor and many new Councillors, a new direction and many new buildings already being erected life has never before been so exciting. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to set the direction of the ward and embrace the New community spirit we have discovered in the ruins. I never once contemplated in my wildest dreams running for community board… the ...

Day 952 Mike Peters resigning from Addington Action

Day 952 Mike Peters resigning from Addington Action

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 3:53 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Mike Peters is to resign from all elected positions in Addington Action as of 30 September the date of the 2013 AGM.


Mike's elected roles in Addington Action are
Mike will be resuming full time work as a contract artist and working outside of Christchurch.

Job Card Tracking video tutorials

Job Card Tracking video tutorials

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 2:18 p.m. by avision

During the last few months we have been working hard to provide you with short video Tutorials that show you how to get the most out of your Job Card Tracking system.

Enable captions for guided instructions.

You can watch them all using or individually as required.

My Response to Duncan Webb’s article on the Gaps between EQC and insurance obligations

My Response to Duncan Webb’s article on the Gaps between EQC and insurance obligations

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 2:11 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

This blog uses as its base an article written by Duncan Webb on Stuff (see ). I wrote a comment on the bottom of his article which the Press would not print it so I will put it here.

Quake-damaged school given info, court told

Quake-damaged school given info, court told

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 11:01 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Officials from Christchurch's Phillipstown School were given vital information about their quake-damaged school, a court has heard, despite allegations they were kept in the dark.

 

Lawyers are embarking on a last-ditch battle in the High Court today to save the school from closure, fighting a Government decision for it to shut down and merge with nearby Woolston School.

 

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M is for Master Plan

M is for Master Plan

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 10:48 a.m. by andreac414

The New Brighton retail area has an opportunity like never seen before, gone is the heyday of weekend shopping dominance, but now is a chance to reinvent and build what we all want for our area.

Strong quake rocks Christchurch

Strong quake rocks Christchurch

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 10:24 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Stadium funding review proposed

Stadium funding review proposed

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 10:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

Renegotiating how much ratepayers pay for some of the Christchurch anchor projects will be one of Lianne Dalziel's first priorities if she wins the city's mayoralty.

Stadium a white elephant for city

Stadium a 'white elephant' for city

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 10:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

Renegotiating how much ratepayers pay for some of the Christchurch anchor projects will be one of Lianne Dalziel's first priorities if she wins the city's mayoralty.

Christchurch CBD lease arrangements

Christchurch CBD lease arrangements

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Rebuild bolsters job confidence in Canterbury

Rebuild bolsters job confidence in Canterbury

Monday, 30 September 2013 6:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

The latest employment confidence survey tells a tale of two cities, a struggling Wellington and a somewhat buoyant Christchurch.

Engineer: Copthorne collapse unpreventable

Engineer: Copthorne collapse unpreventable

Monday, 30 September 2013 6:28 p.m. by Media3News

It could be months before investigators work out why a Christchurch hotel collapsed during demolition on Saturday.

L is for Love

L is for Love

Monday, 30 September 2013 4:12 p.m. by andreac414

Despite all we have lost there is still much to love about the east… 

Tougher line to protect migrant workers

Tougher line to protect migrant workers

Monday, 30 September 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Reports of alleged migrant exploitation in Christchurch are being taken seriously with tougher penalties for taking advantage of vulnerable workers set to become law, the Government says.

Kiwi software helps coordinate Chch rebuild projects

Kiwi software helps coordinate Chch rebuild projects

Monday, 30 September 2013 2:43 p.m. by PRNews Popular

With fast approaching deadlines for completing multiple rebuild projects, several companies involved in the rebuild are turning to ViisConnect a home-grown solution by Christchurch based iViis Ltd. that connects IT systems at insurance companies, claim processing agencies and building management / project management offices (PMOs).

Committee recommends to replace Scarborough pool

Committee recommends to replace Scarborough pool

Monday, 30 September 2013 2:40 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Council’s Community Recreation and Culture Committee yesterday received a verbal update from staff about the Scarborough Paddling Pool and has requested that an urgent report go to Council next week on indicative costs and timeframes to replace it.

Phillipstown School kept in the dark – lawyer

Phillipstown School kept in the dark – lawyer

Monday, 30 September 2013 2:13 p.m. by Media3News

Representatives from Christchurch's Phillipstown primary school were kept in the dark as the Government made the decision to shut them down.

Housing New Zealand Announces New Development for Inner City

Housing New Zealand Announces New Development for Inner City

Monday, 30 September 2013 12:48 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

It is great to see more people coming to live in the central city!!

Controlled blasting programme for ground improvement testing

Controlled blasting programme for ground improvement testing

Monday, 30 September 2013 12:41 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Christchurch school in court over closure

Christchurch school in court over closure

Monday, 30 September 2013 10:55 a.m. by MediaHerald

The "unlawful" decision to merge a Christchurch school will see 70 per cent of its pupils "scatter" to other city schools, a court heard today.

SCIRT – Traffic Update from the 30 September

SCIRT – Traffic Update from the 30 September

Monday, 30 September 2013 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Travis Road drivers – change to roundabout at Frosts Road/ QEII Travis Road drivers will need to make sure of their routes city-bound through North New Brighton and Burwood from Monday, 30 September. SCIRT work by Downer in the Frosts …

Chch school to battle closure in court

Chch school to battle closure in court

Monday, 30 September 2013 7:14 a.m. by Media3News

Phillipstown Primary School in Christchurch is seeking a judicial review of Education Minister Hekia Parata's decision to close and merge it.

Significant works – Frosts Road, Anzac Drive, Travis Road from 30.9.13

Significant works – Frosts Road, Anzac Drive, Travis Road from 30.9.13

Monday, 30 September 2013 6:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that significant work starts this week 30.9.13 reconstructing Frosts Road from the Anzac Drive/Frosts Road/Travis Road roundabout to Beach Road. This work is expected to be completed before Christmas. Delays are expected during peak hours and …

St Albans Centre Noticeboard becomes SCAPE artwork

St Albans Centre Noticeboard becomes SCAPE artwork

Sunday, 29 September 2013 10:40 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The phone number on the board is that used/paid for by the Centre/Residents Association. The old centre has gone but the Residents Association, which managed the centre, remains.

Day 950 - Mike, Mike, Mike and Fred

Day 950 - Mike, Mike, Mike and Fred

Sunday, 29 September 2013 8:44 p.m. by addingtonaction

Mike, Mike, Mike and Fred with a wee bit of help from Perla and friends shifted beds and bedding for some recently arrived migrant carpenters from the Philippine's who are working on the rebuild. And they gave a $50 donation to Addington Action.



Construction sites going hi-tech

Construction sites going hi-tech

Sunday, 29 September 2013 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cook Brothers Construction is taking a tech-based approach to the Christchurch rebuild, using apps on mobile devices to help get its team up to speed on projects like the "complicated" commercial build on Carlton Corner.

Chch family exposed to asbestos in home repair

Chch family exposed to asbestos in home repair

Sunday, 29 September 2013 6:37 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A young Christchurch family is demanding answers after discovering they were exposed to asbestos when earthquake repair work was done on their home.

They say Fletcher Building and its contractors failed to follow guidelines and now Canterbury's top doctor is calling for a mandatory asbestos register.

It looks harmless, but a panel cut from the ceiling of a Christchurch house could be responsible for exposing up to ...

Chch residents fear further Copthorne collapse

Chch residents fear further Copthorne collapse

Sunday, 29 September 2013 6:13 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Residents at the site of the Copthorne Hotel collapse were in fear if the remains of the building aren't taken down, the rest will topple.

Website offers new way for community groups to plan ahead

Website offers new way for community groups to plan ahead

Sunday, 29 September 2013 5:19 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

A multi-layered website showing the changes across Greater Christchurch will provide a raft of information including land use and zoning, transport routes, and population figures to help with future planning in the region.

Work stops after Chch hotel collapses

Work stops after Chch hotel collapses

Sunday, 29 September 2013 1:44 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is investigating after Christchurch's Copthorne Hotel partially collapsed during demolition work.
 


 

Explore the inner city

Explore the inner city

Sunday, 29 September 2013 10:42 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Grab your umbrella and walk around the inner city, or get on your bike. Cars are banned for the day (Sunday, September 29). This event was postponed from July.

Construction sites going hi-tech

Construction sites going hi-tech

Sunday, 29 September 2013 9:24 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cook Brothers Construction is taking a tech-based approach to the Christchurch rebuild, using apps on mobile devices to help get its team up to speed on projects like the "complicated" commercial build on Carlton Corner.

Ruins may stay for months

Ruins may stay for months

Sunday, 29 September 2013 9:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

The cracked ruins of the former Copthorne Hotel in Christchurch city centre may remain for months while structural engineers investigate the cause of its collapse.

Hotel ruins may stay for months

Hotel ruins may stay for months

Sunday, 29 September 2013 9:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

The cracked ruins of the former Copthorne Hotel in Christchurch city centre may remain for months while structural engineers investigate the cause of its collapse.

Asbestos inertia increases danger

Asbestos inertia increases danger

Sunday, 29 September 2013 8:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

Most demolitions and home repairs in Canterbury may be completed before the Crown gets around to tightening asbestos regulations.

83 asbestos complaints since quakes

83 asbestos complaints since quakes

Sunday, 29 September 2013 8:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

Most demolitions and home repairs in Canterbury may be completed before the Crown gets around to tightening asbestos regulations.

More workers lay complaints

More workers lay complaints

Sunday, 29 September 2013 8:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

More former employees of a labour supply company which has allegedly failed to pay its workers tens of thousands of dollars have come forward to lay complaints with the Government.

Chch hotel collapses during demolition

Chch hotel collapses during demolition

Saturday, 28 September 2013 2:04 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch's Copthorne Hotel in Victoria Square has collapsed during demolition today.

K is for Kids

K is for Kids

Friday, 27 September 2013 11:10 p.m. by andreac414

Each one of us was a kid and many, regardless of our age are still kids! I want to ensure children and families are always given top priority in our decisions!

Emergency closure – Dorset Street from Victoria Street end – City

Emergency closure – Dorset Street from Victoria Street end – City

Friday, 27 September 2013 3:54 p.m. by Transport4chch

Dorset Street at the Victoria Street end has been closed due to emergency sewer works. It is unknown at this time how long the closure will be in place.

Significant works – Frosts Road, Anzac Drive, Travis Road next week 30.9.13

Significant works – Frosts Road, Anzac Drive, Travis Road next week 30.9.13

Friday, 27 September 2013 3:51 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users are advised that significant work starts this week reconstructing Frosts Road from the Anzac Drive/Frosts Road/Travis Road roundabout to Beach Road. This work is expected to be completed before Christmas. Delays are expected during peak hours and we …

Bridge Street bridge open to two way traffic

Bridge Street bridge open to two way traffic

Friday, 27 September 2013 3:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

Bridge Street bridge is now open to two-way traffic. There will be a 20 km/h speed limit and 3.5 tonne weight restriction in place. See the SCIRT article here for more information.

Canterbury Health System celebrate milestone in patient care

Canterbury Health System celebrate milestone in patient care

Friday, 27 September 2013 3:28 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

The Canterbury Health System has celebrated a major milestone in enhancing patient care this week.

CanCERN Newsletter #102 -  27th September  2013

CanCERN Newsletter #102 - 27th September 2013

Friday, 27 September 2013 3:17 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

Dear Members

A Spring Feast in the Pallet Pavilion

A Spring Feast in the Pallet Pavilion

Friday, 27 September 2013 2:57 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

In partnership with Dalman Architecture who used to be across the road on Durham Street pre-quake, Gap Filler is hosting a Spring Feast in the Pallet Pavilion on Saturday 12 October. A shared meal, it will be prepared by chef, Aliesha McGilligan (from ) and feature a range of local produce.  This event builds on the success of the  held in May this year.

A Spring Feast (Rain day invoked: NOW ON SUNDAY)

A Spring Feast (Rain day invoked: NOW ON SUNDAY)

Friday, 27 September 2013 2:57 p.m. by GapFiller

Due to drizzle forecast for Saturday 4 – 7pm (ish) we decided on Friday to move this event to our rain day – SUNDAY. Same time, same place but warmer, nicer weather. Thank you! In partnership with Dalman Architecture who used to be across the road on Durham Street pre-quake, Gap Filler is hosting a […]

ChristchurchArtGalleryTrust and Westpac Bring Back theBull

ChristchurchArtGalleryTrust and Westpac Bring Back theBull

Friday, 27 September 2013 2:55 p.m. by TourismChCh Featured Popular

Lincoln study values benefits of a red zone river park at around a billion dollars over ten years

Lincoln study values benefits of a red zone river park at around a billion dollars over ten years

Friday, 27 September 2013 2:51 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

A new study by researchers at Lincoln University has valued the benefits of a city-to-sea reserve in the Avon River residential red zone at around a billion dollars over ten years.

Open Streets event Sunday 29 September

Open Streets event Sunday 29 September

Friday, 27 September 2013 2:17 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

 

Draft Voluntary Libraries strategy tabled

Draft Voluntary Libraries strategy tabled

Friday, 27 September 2013 2:06 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council’s Community, Recreation and Culture Committee met today and will recommend accepting and endorsing the recommendations of the Voluntary Libraries Review Report 2013 to the Council in October.

Committee recommends Hei Hei Community Centre be repaired

Committee recommends Hei Hei Community Centre be repaired

Friday, 27 September 2013 2:04 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council’s Community, Recreation and Culture Committee met and will recommend repairing the Hei Hei Community Centre to 100 per cent New Building Standard (NBS) to the Council when it sits in October.

Living With Passion

Living With Passion

Friday, 27 September 2013 12:32 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

 No quarter is given, nor effort spared in delivering an interesting talk, one that you can get involved with (if you want to that is). Why should we have to live small and safe lives just because we experience anxiety? Simi will make the case for putting a passionate life centre stage and show you how to achieve it.

A place where community spirit thrives

A place where community spirit thrives

Friday, 27 September 2013 12:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Kairaki and Pines Beach should resemble an abandoned wasteland.

CBD – Available Routes Map – 28th September to 5th October

CBD – Available Routes Map – 28th September to 5th October

Friday, 27 September 2013 12:15 p.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map.

Banks eye cashed-up bogans

Banks eye cashed-up bogans

Friday, 27 September 2013 12:08 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's rebuild has seen the emergence of a new demographic - young, unattached tradesmen with money to burn.

Most favour building anew over repairing the old

Most favour building anew over repairing the old

Friday, 27 September 2013 12:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch people favour new buildings over restored heritage structures, a new poll has revealed.

Most favour building anew over repairs

Most favour building anew over repairs

Friday, 27 September 2013 12:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch people favour new buildings over restored heritage structures, a new poll has revealed.