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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.

What is left of the city centre?

What is left of the city centre?

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 7:27 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Bolshevism of EQC

The Bolshevism of EQC

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 4:01 a.m. by EQCTruths

I am currently travelling through St Petersburg Russia, one of the most fascinating cities in the world.  The Russian czar Peter the Great wanted a warm water port for Russia, so he conquered the territory comprising present day St Petersburg from Sweden, which gave him the warm water on the Baltic that he desired. 

Motorway extension consultation expected this month

Motorway extension consultation expected this month

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 1:07 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The extension of the motorway through northern Christchurch is expected to have an impact on St Albans, particularly where traffic comes off the motorway and heads for the central city. While making the journey faster for drivers, the extension will come at a cost to others eg: loss of land, increased traffic flows and associated dangers…

A local EQ support group for St Albans?

A local EQ support group for St Albans?

Monday, 3 June 2013 10:26 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The idea of these groups comes from Dr Rob Gordon, an Australian Psychologist and disaster recovery specialist who has visited New Zealand through the auspices of the Red Cross and has spoken at number of well-attended and positively received public talks on the various stages of recovery.

Expert: Workers hit by quake stress

Expert: Workers hit by quake stress

Monday, 3 June 2013 3:35 p.m. by MediaHerald

Post-traumatic stress from the Canterbury earthquakes may only now be taking effect, and having an impact at work.

Lawyer cost me my day in court

Lawyer 'cost me my day in court'

Sunday, 2 June 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

 

EQC to pay owners to repair land

EQC to pay owners to repair land

Sunday, 2 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

What should you expect from EQC if you have earthquake-damaged land? RICHARD LANG and SUZY GARNETT give a legal view.

Latest figures on Red Zone settlements

Latest figures on Red Zone settlements

Saturday, 1 June 2013 10:05 a.m. by MediaRNZ

More than 100 owners of red zoned properties in Christchurch have rejected their settlement offers from the Government.

Courts returning to city centre in Christchurch

Courts returning to city centre in Christchurch

Saturday, 1 June 2013 10:05 a.m. by MediaRNZ

All District Court services in Christchurch are to resume operating under one roof next week, for the first time since the earthquake in February 2011.

Quake-hit residents now face flood risk

Quake-hit residents now face flood risk

Saturday, 1 June 2013 8:02 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Are Christchurch people having houses repaired where they can expect to be swamped by high waters in another few years? JOHN McCRONE reports.

Quake-hit residents now face flood risk

Quake-hit residents now face flood risk

Saturday, 1 June 2013 8:02 a.m. by MediaStuff

Are Christchurch people having houses repaired where they can expect to be swamped by high waters in another few years? JOHN McCRONE reports.

Cantabrians woken by early morning shake

Cantabrians woken by early morning shake

Saturday, 1 June 2013 5:48 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A small earthquake struck near Amberley early Saturday morning, waking quake-weary Cantabrians. 

829 - Green talk

829 - Green talk

Friday, 31 May 2013 10:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

Mike got to give a quick talk tonight about Addington Action to the Greens Party annual conference. The conference was held over Queens Birthday weekend at the Horticultural Society hall in Hagley Park, Christchurch and about 150 attended.

There were invited speakers from a range of grassroots groups that arose in response to the 2010-11 quakes.


Day 829 - Green talk

Day 829 - Green talk

Friday, 31 May 2013 10:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

Mike got to give a quick talk tonight about Addington Action to the Greens Party annual conference. The conference is being over Queens Birthday weekend at the Horticultural Society hall in Hagley Park, Christchurch with about 200 attending.

Speakers at the session were invited from a range of Christchurch grassroots groups that have arisen in response to the 2010-11 quakes.


Trading again after two-year hiatus

Trading again after two-year hiatus

Friday, 31 May 2013 9:36 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two businesses within a stone's throw of each other reopened yesterday after more than two years of waiting.

Port Hills properties made safe from landslip

Port Hills properties made safe from landslip

Friday, 31 May 2013 8:42 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Residents of eight properties in Christchurch's Port Hills have been allowed to return home - but others aren't so happy.

Rockys road trip delayed

Rocky's road trip delayed

Friday, 31 May 2013 8:31 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Plans for a 15 tonne rock which was dislodged during the February 2011 earthquake and bought by NZSki have been delayed due to strong winds.

$1m soil shift finally allows repairs

$1m soil shift finally allows repairs

Friday, 31 May 2013 6:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Repairs to eight Christchurch homes at risk from landslip can begin after the removal of more than 12,000 cubic metres of soil from the hillside above.

Marae has last day as court

Marae has last day as court

Friday, 31 May 2013 6:28 p.m. by Media3News

Eastern residents fed up with insurance delays

Eastern residents fed up with insurance delays

Friday, 31 May 2013 6:20 p.m. by Media3News Popular

September 4 2010 - 10,000+ Shakes Later - One Thousand Days On

September 4 2010 - 10,000+ Shakes Later - One Thousand Days On

Friday, 31 May 2013 5:49 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

As we reach this point of our ongoing post-earthquake journey, it is clear that there have been some major achievements over the past 1000 days with much more to be done into the future. 

Christchurch welcomes SLI Systems debut

Christchurch welcomes SLI Systems' debut

Friday, 31 May 2013 5:46 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch has hosted a rare event since the earthquakes - an NZX launch for an unconventional IT company that has big clients here and overseas.

Cantabrians need a plan for the future

Cantabrians need a plan for the future

Friday, 31 May 2013 4:37 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

While there is merit in highlighting Canterbury’s progress, Earthquake Minister Gerry Brownlee’s time would be better spent planning the days ahead, rather than chalking up his supposed achievements, says Labour’s Earthquake Recovery spokesperson Lianne Dalziel.

Hotel plan for Forsyth Barr building

Hotel plan for Forsyth Barr building

Friday, 31 May 2013 3:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Entrepreneurs emerge from Chch quake

Entrepreneurs emerge from Chch quake

Friday, 31 May 2013 1:57 p.m. by Media3News

Canterbury has produced several revolutionary and iconic leaders in recent years.

Salvaged and reclaimed materials bring art to Avonside

Salvaged and reclaimed materials bring art to Avonside

Friday, 31 May 2013 12:15 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

A previously empty Avonside section will soon host a new installation by Wellington-based visual artist Sian Torrington, in Christchurch Art Gallery’s latest project.

Doors open at Apollo Projects Centre in Chch

Doors open at Apollo Projects Centre in Chch

Friday, 31 May 2013 12:09 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Canterbury’s high performance athletes, who have been without a central training base since the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, have a new place to train and prepare for competition.

Material Damage Claim for 195 Hereford Street Christchurch Settled

Material Damage Claim for 195 Hereford Street Christchurch Settled

Friday, 31 May 2013 12:04 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Material Damage Claim for 195 Hereford Street Christchurch Settled

Quake-damaged Arts Centre to hold festival

Quake-damaged Arts Centre to hold festival

Friday, 31 May 2013 11:44 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's Arts Centre will be bustling with activity again this August, despite its earthquake damage troubles.

Police urge for careful driving over long weekend

Police urge for careful driving over long weekend

Friday, 31 May 2013 11:34 a.m. by Transport4chch

Canterbury motorists are being urged to drive carefully this holiday weekend, with long trips, cold conditions and alcohol adding to the risks on the roads.

700 new homes announced for Christchurch

700 new homes announced for Christchurch

Friday, 31 May 2013 10:59 a.m. by GovtCera Recommended Popular

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today launched the $170 million 700 New Builds programme in Christchurch with Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.

Residents return home after Lucas Lane work completed

Residents return home after Lucas Lane work completed

Friday, 31 May 2013 10:53 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Community Facilities Rebuild

Community Facilities Rebuild

Friday, 31 May 2013 10:29 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Christchurch City Council’s Facilities Rebuild Project team will hold a series of community forums during June and July to help inform residents about progress with the repair and rebuild of Council facilities across the city and BanksPeninsula.

700 new state homes for Chch

700 new state homes for Chch

Friday, 31 May 2013 10:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $170 million project to replace 700 earthquake-damaged Housing New Zealand homes in Christchurch has been launched.

700 new state homes for Christchurch

700 new state homes for Christchurch

Friday, 31 May 2013 10:26 a.m. by MediaStuff

A $170 million project to replace 700 earthquake-damaged Housing New Zealand homes in Christchurch has been launched today.

Day 829 - office closed till Wednesday

Day 829 - office closed till Wednesday

Friday, 31 May 2013 10:00 a.m. by addingtonaction

Addington Action office has now closed for a break and will reopen on Wednesday 5 June.

Minister sets out achievements since quake

Minister sets out achievements since quake

Friday, 31 May 2013 9:59 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says much progress has been made towards rebuilding the city in the 1000 days since the earthquake on 4 September 2010.

700 new homes announced for Christchurch

700 new homes announced for Christchurch

Friday, 31 May 2013 9:58 a.m. by NickyWagner

“This is the biggest Government house building programme in Christchurch’s history. It amounts to a new house being built every working day from now until the end of 2015. It will increase housing supply, provide hundreds of jobs and reinforce the momentum of the Government’s earthquake recovery effort,” Dr Smith says.

1000 days since the first Earthquake! WECAN

1000 days since the first Earthquake! WECAN

Friday, 31 May 2013 8:43 a.m. by WeCAN Popular

It is a good time to sit back and reflect on Christchurch’s earthquake recovery since September 2010.

Heritage Event in 2013 recognises value of city’s past

Heritage Event in 2013 recognises value of city’s past

Friday, 31 May 2013 8:41 a.m. by GovtCCC

The Council today agreed to hold a smaller Heritage event later this year and re-launch Heritage Week in 2014.

EQC - Update to the Canterbury FAQs page for multi-unit buildings

EQC - Update to the Canterbury FAQs page for multi-unit buildings

Friday, 31 May 2013 7:16 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC have updated their Canterbury FAQs page. The information that has been added is:

Landowner says take the money

Landowner says 'take the money'

Friday, 31 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch property developer who settled for millions of dollars less than he hoped for in "soul-destroying" Government land acquisitions is urging other central-city landowners to take the money.

Building a sign of Kaiapoi progress

Building a sign of Kaiapoi progress

Friday, 31 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Nearly three years - and exactly 1000 days - after the first devastating earthquake tore through Kaiapoi, the rebuild of the town has "picked up pace".

1000 days since first Chch quake

1000 days since first Chch quake

Thursday, 30 May 2013 10:54 p.m. by Media3News

AA Insurance progress update

AA Insurance progress update

Thursday, 30 May 2013 9:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Rocky on a road trip to Mt Hutt

Rocky on a road trip to Mt Hutt

Thursday, 30 May 2013 4:41 p.m. by PRNews Popular

1000-day anniversary of Christchurch quake

1000-day anniversary of Christchurch quake

Thursday, 30 May 2013 4:02 p.m. by MediaHerald

Tomorrow marks 1000 days since the first devastating earthquake hit Christchurch.The magnitude 7.1 earthquake on September 4, 2010 caused widespread damage to the city but was soon overshadowed by the deadly magnitude 6.3 quake...

Christchurch Red Zoned Building owners Block Parties….

Christchurch Red Zoned Building owners Block Parties….

Thursday, 30 May 2013 3:44 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

I saw an interesting comment from a respected building owner a few days ago.  Unfortunately they must remain unnamed. The comment went like this:

Speech - Opening of Parklands Hospital, Papanui Rd, 30 May 2013

Speech - Opening of Parklands Hospital, Papanui Rd, 30 May 2013

Thursday, 30 May 2013 3:09 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

Lianne Dalziel

Record approvals see building costs soar

Record approvals see building costs soar

Thursday, 30 May 2013 1:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch has had the most new home approvals for five years, while those in surrounding districts are the highest on record as house construction surges.

Record approvals see building costs soar

Record approvals see building costs soar

Thursday, 30 May 2013 1:31 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch has had the most new-home approvals for five years, while those in surrounding districts are the highest on record as house construction surges.