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Fletcher Building flags $650m to $690m earnings

Fletcher Building flags $650m to $690m earnings

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Canterbury rebuild's imminent conclusion and business sales will push New Zealand's biggest listed business to make operating earnings of between $650 million to $690 million - the lower end of guidance.

Residential Red Zone offer feedback sought

Residential Red Zone offer feedback sought

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 12:15 a.m. by avonsidechch

CERA is seeking feedback on their Preliminary Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan. 

Reflections from Copenhagen – Part 1

Reflections from Copenhagen – Part 1

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 11:16 p.m. by GapFiller

Ok, the boss has told me I need to blog about my experiences in Denmark for the next couple months. 

Red zoning destroys Christchurch couples house building dream

Red zoning destroys Christchurch couple's house building dream

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 10:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Aaron Duncan and Sarah Chisnall's dream to build a house on Christchurch's Port Hills was destroyed when their land was red zoned in 2012 and they remain in limbo nearly three years on.

CTV News Story - Uninsured Redzone

CTV News Story - Uninsured Redzone

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 6:56 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Hoon Hay Hell

CTV News Story - Hoon Hay Hell

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 6:56 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Riccarton Road Consultation

CTV News Story - Riccarton Road Consultation

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 6:55 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - 5th May 2015

CTV News - 5th May 2015

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 6:40 p.m. by MediaCTV

Insurer to contest court-ordered compo

Insurer to contest court-ordered compo

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 4:49 p.m. by MediaStuff

An insurance company is going to the Supreme Court to dispute a judgment that could cost it millions of dollars in payouts to Christchurch red-zoners.

7.4-magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

7.4-magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 3:32 p.m. by GovtEQC

Themes: – About Anxiety

Themes: – About Anxiety

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 11:34 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday May 20th: – Meredith Blampied, Anxiety Disorders Service, CDHB Anxiety is the most common form of mental health distress, more common than even depression. It affects about 15% of the population at any one time. Anxiety is frequently a precursor to depression in the sense that some people lose hope that there anxiety will...

Public to have say on red zone offers

Public to have say on red zone offers

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 10:25 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The public is being invited to have a say on a Recovery Plan addressing Crown offers to buy vacant, uninsured and commercial/industrial properties in the Residential Red Zone.

IRD in cashies crackdown

IRD in 'cashies' crackdown

Monday, 4 May 2015 11:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Inland Revenue Department has tagged four parts of Auckland for a 'cashies' tax crackdown that could turn into a national campaign.

University of Canterbury Rugby - April 25th

University of Canterbury Rugby - April 25th

Monday, 4 May 2015 10:20 p.m. by MediaCTV

Rezoning in Christchurch begins to meet housing need

Rezoning in Christchurch begins to meet housing need

Monday, 4 May 2015 9:36 p.m. by GovtECAN

Two years on, the Land Use Recovery Plan (LURP) is helping provide more land for residential and commercial development, according to Environment Canterbury Commissioner Peter Skelton. The LURP, which supports the recovery and rebuild through land-use provisions, was completed in 2013.

Lynched - 4th May 2015

Lynched - 4th May 2015

Monday, 4 May 2015 7:48 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Red Light Sensors

CTV News Story - Red Light Sensors

Monday, 4 May 2015 6:48 p.m. by MediaCTV

Bus Interchange services to begin on 18 May

Bus Interchange services to begin on 18 May

Monday, 4 May 2015 5:13 p.m. by GovtECAN Featured Popular

Services will begin operating from Christchurch’s new Bus Interchange when it opens on 18 May.

Quake hits Wanaka

Quake hits Wanaka

Monday, 4 May 2015 2:46 p.m. by GovtEQC

Make some noise for NZ Music Month at the Sound Garden

Make some noise for NZ Music Month at the Sound Garden

Monday, 4 May 2015 2:17 p.m. by GapFiller

This month heralds three family-friendly sonic events at the Sound Garden celebrating NZ Music Month. Pacific drums of the Avaiki Drummers rang out loud from the Sound Garden on Friday night welcoming people across to the launch of New Zealand Music Month at the Central Library on Peterborough Street. The drumming inspired a new generation of […]

NZ Music Month at the Sound Garden

NZ Music Month at the Sound Garden

Monday, 4 May 2015 2:17 p.m. by GapFiller

The month of May heralded three family-friendly sonic events at the Sound Garden celebrating New Zealand Music Month. Pacific drums of the Avaiki Drummers rang out loud from the Sound Garden on the night of our first event, welcoming people across to the launch of New Zealand Music Month at the Central Library on Peterborough Street. The […]

Insurer argues against higher payouts for quake claimants

Insurer argues against higher payouts for quake claimants

Monday, 4 May 2015 12:26 p.m. by MediaHerald

An insurer has gone to the Supreme Court to argue against a decision which could mean higher payouts for Canterbury homeowners who are yet to settle quake claims.

EQC loses costs appeal

EQC loses costs appeal

Monday, 4 May 2015 11:15 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

The Court of Appeal has today dismissed the appeal(s) by EQC against High Court decisions awarding homeowners costs and disbursements where EQC paid cap after being sued.  This is an excellent result for homeowners and should encourage more people to sue EQC.  The High Court had awarded each homeowner 50% of the 2B costs and disbursements on the basis that an insurer was still a party.  The Court of Appeal refused to increase this to 100%.

Avonside Holdings (Supreme Court)

Avonside Holdings (Supreme Court)

Monday, 4 May 2015 11:09 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Southern Response applied to the Supreme Court for leave to appeal the Court of Appeal decision including a 10% contingency and 10% professional fees as part of a rebuild costing.  By a brief  the Supreme Court said:

A "pristine" repair

A "pristine" repair

Monday, 4 May 2015 10:15 a.m. by FletcherEQR

Cashel Square

Cashel Square

Monday, 4 May 2015 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

Proposed Chch youth housing wont become a "ghetto"

Proposed Chch youth housing won't become a "ghetto"

Sunday, 3 May 2015 10:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch youth health leader says a proposed housing project for the city's young homeless will buck the "ghetto" trend of similar schemes.

Christchurch Bus Interchange reaches new milestone

Christchurch Bus Interchange reaches new milestone

Sunday, 3 May 2015 2:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new bus interchange is one step closer to opening.

Christchurch floods: one year on

Christchurch floods: one year on

Sunday, 3 May 2015 1:57 p.m. by MediaStuff

It wasn't exactly a downpour but it got Hamish Griffen nervous.

Want to work with us? Operations Director needed

Want to work with us? Operations Director needed

Sunday, 3 May 2015 1:29 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler is in need of an Operations Director. Are you a talented, passionate person looking for a challenge? Want to be part of creative urban regeneration projects and leading social change? If so, read on! 

CTV News - 1st May 2015

CTV News - 1st May 2015

Friday, 1 May 2015 7:44 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Council Vigil

CTV News Story - Council Vigil

Friday, 1 May 2015 7:34 p.m. by MediaCTV

Consultation open on the preliminary draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Consultation open on the preliminary draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Friday, 1 May 2015 4:18 p.m. by GovtCera

Environment Canterbury has developed the preliminary draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan and is inviting public feedback until 5pm, 11 May 2015. This feedback will then inform the draft plan which will be delivered to the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery by 14 August 2015.

Small FY net loss predicted for Tower

Small FY net loss predicted for Tower

Friday, 1 May 2015 2:49 p.m. by MediaHerald

Tower may record a small net loss for the first half after flagging an increase in provisions for Canterbury earthquake claim costs, while saying underlying earnings from its general insurer business grew strongly.

Summer of Fun Events Attract Thousands

Summer of Fun Events Attract Thousands

Friday, 1 May 2015 2:46 p.m. by GovtCera

Almost 20,000 people took part in this year's Summer of Fun season of free family events in Christchurch, the highest attendance in the series' four year history.

Caution urged over vibrant CBD

Caution urged over 'vibrant' CBD

Friday, 1 May 2015 2:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch needs to consider its culture when designing its new central business district.

Rebuild must consider culture - researcher

Rebuild must consider culture - researcher

Friday, 1 May 2015 2:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch needs to consider its culture when designing its new central business district.

Christchurch residents in EQC limbo

Christchurch residents in EQC limbo

Friday, 1 May 2015 1:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Facer family have watched their neighbourhood's houses being demolished and rebuilt over the past four years, patiently waiting for their turn.

Minister welcomes Victoria Square feedback

Minister welcomes Victoria Square feedback

Friday, 1 May 2015 10:43 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Possible fault found under Hamilton

Possible fault found under Hamilton

Friday, 1 May 2015 9:47 a.m. by GovtEQC

Council supports Nepalese earthquake appeal

Council supports Nepalese earthquake appeal

Thursday, 30 April 2015 9:56 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is supporting the with collection boxes at libraries and service centres.

Public asked to stay away from Christchurch police station implosion

Public asked to stay away from Christchurch police station implosion

Thursday, 30 April 2015 9:56 p.m. by MediaStuff

Spectators keen to watch Christchurch's old central city police station fall are being asked to stay away.

CTV News Story - Homeless

CTV News Story - Homeless

Thursday, 30 April 2015 7:00 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - South Brighton Camp

CTV News Story - South Brighton Camp

Thursday, 30 April 2015 6:59 p.m. by MediaCTV

Council establishes Development Christchurch

Council establishes Development Christchurch

Thursday, 30 April 2015 6:26 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council today unanimously resolved to establish a development authority funded and operated under Christchurch City Holdings Limited.

Consultation opens for three further Central City transport projects

Consultation opens for three further Central City transport projects

Thursday, 30 April 2015 6:25 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured

Christchurch City Council and the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) are inviting feedback on three further transport projects needed to support key Anchor Projects in the Central City.

New Gap Golf hole planned! Calling designers

New Gap Golf hole planned! Calling designers

Thursday, 30 April 2015 2:37 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Golf is having a bit of a make-over. We’ve retired some old holes and plan to add some new ones. We also plan to make the course more cohesive in general. For our new hole, we’re looking for a talented, creative designer/landscape architect/student to help us design Gap Filler’s latest golf hole The Aalt Verkerk […]

YNH - Planning

YNH - Planning

Thursday, 30 April 2015 12:50 p.m. by MediaCTV

Trust helps 66 children who lost parent in Christchurch earthquake

Trust helps 66 children who lost parent in Christchurch earthquake

Thursday, 30 April 2015 8:44 a.m. by MediaStuff

Molly Maynard recently turned 8.

Legal class action against Southern Response?

Legal class action against Southern Response?

Thursday, 30 April 2015 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Wednesday’s Press has an article Southern Response class action ‘no win, no fee’ here. The proposal, offered by law firm GCA lawyers, is for “disgruntled customers of a major earthquake claims-holder to join "no win, no fee"class action lawsuit.” Sounds too good to be true (and potentially is). Click on the link to continue. The following extract from the Press article is important and needs to

EQC fights adverse findings against its top engineer

EQC fights adverse findings against its top engineer

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 10:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is trying to shut down adverse findings about its top engineer Graeme Robinson to avoid reopening his 2500 Canterbury assessments.

Quake kids, four years on

Quake kids, four years on

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 10:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

Molly Maynard recently turned 8.

Underwrite rents to get homeless off streets - Buck

Underwrite rents to get homeless off streets - Buck

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 10:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's deputy mayor wants the city council to underwrite rents on more than 40 private properties so the homeless do not have to spend another winter living rough.

CTV News Story - Davis Cup

CTV News Story - Davis Cup

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 7:37 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Southern Response

CTV News Story - Southern Response

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 7:35 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Interview with Jitendra Bothara

CTV News Story - Interview with Jitendra Bothara

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 7:34 p.m. by MediaCTV

Canterbury Live - 29th April 2015

Canterbury Live - 29th April 2015

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 7:34 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - 29th April 2015

CTV News - 29th April 2015

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 7:26 p.m. by MediaCTV

Southern Response Class Action

Southern Response Class Action

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 11:53 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants

NO WIN – NO FEE A summary from the www.srca.co.nz web site follows, please go the site for more information (Note:  it is vital that you register to find out more, includes those that may have already settled, full and final,  those with EQC and / or those unhappy with standard of repair, if you […]