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Welcome to A-town: A connected community in Christchurchs second poorest suburb

Welcome to A-town: A connected community in Christchurch's second poorest suburb

Saturday, 17 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

It's two days before Aranui's biggest event of the year and Rachael Fonotia's office on Hampshire Street is bustling with activity.

Regenerate Christchurch lays out process, not progress, on redeveloping the red zone

Regenerate Christchurch lays out process, not progress, on redeveloping the red zone

Friday, 16 December 2016 10:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than six years after earthquakes began wrecking Christchurch's eastern Avon riverside suburbs, a plan for the red-zoned land has been released.

Class action against earthquake insurer Southern Response gets the green light

Class action against earthquake insurer Southern Response gets the green light

Friday, 16 December 2016 8:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

A class action against Southern Response has been given the green light to continue proceedings against the Canterbury earthquake insurer.

Police complete report into CTV collapse, no decision on prosecutions

Police complete report into CTV collapse, no decision on prosecutions

Friday, 16 December 2016 4:16 p.m. by MediaStuff

Police have completed a report into the collapse of Christchurch's CTV building, which killed 115 people, but are yet to decide whether to prosecute.

Proposed process for regeneration planning announced

Proposed process for regeneration planning announced

Friday, 16 December 2016 3:34 p.m. by Regenerate Featured Popular

The proposed approach for developing a Regeneration Plan for the entire residential red zone along the Ōtākaro/Avon River corridor from Barbadoes Street to Bexley has been published today by Regenerate Christchurch.

Class action announcement

Class action announcement

Friday, 16 December 2016 5:55 a.m. by SouthernResponse

You may see some media coverage over the next few days regarding the class action and the High Court decision released today.  Please see our statement below.

Class action announcement, December 2016

Class action announcement, December 2016

Friday, 16 December 2016 5:55 a.m. by SouthernResponse

You may see some media coverage over the next few days regarding the class action and the High Court decision released today. 

End of an era as Christchurchs Aranui High School closes

End of an era as Christchurch's Aranui High School closes

Thursday, 15 December 2016 8:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

The thought of Aranui High School being wiped "off the face of the planet" hurts for Bert Knops.

Five trees to be removed from central Christchurch street to allow for building repairs

Five trees to be removed from central Christchurch street to allow for building repairs

Thursday, 15 December 2016 7:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch resident Lindsay Carswell wants the council to hold off pulling out the trees on High St in the central city.

Lancaster Parks wrecking-ball fate all but sealed

Lancaster Park's wrecking-ball fate all but sealed

Thursday, 15 December 2016 6:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council will prepare options for demolishing Lancaster Park, dismissing claims it could be repaired.

EQC warns of scam callers around Kaikoura and Marlborough areas

EQC warns of scam callers around Kaikoura and Marlborough areas

Thursday, 15 December 2016 5:16 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Government to reinstate Kaikoura coastal route

Government to reinstate Kaikoura coastal route

Thursday, 15 December 2016 10:19 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Cabinet has agreed to reinstate the coastal route to Kaikoura and will provide additional funding to speed up the process, Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced.

Life in the Christchurch CBD Red Zone….

Life in the Christchurch CBD Red Zone….

Thursday, 15 December 2016 9:08 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Due to the fact that the Christchurch City Council does not do any maintenance in parts of our street (ie cleaning, removing rubbish, fixing water leaks etc) in the red Zone fenced off area,  we have taken to doing our own rudimentary “street sweeping”.   It is a dirty,  wet, smelly and unhygienic mess.  We got tired of the mess being walked into our factory area!

Holiday hours December 2016

Holiday hours December 2016

Thursday, 15 December 2016 3:32 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Below, you'll find the contact details for Southern Response over the upcoming holiday period.

December 2016 Customer Update

December 2016 Customer Update

Thursday, 15 December 2016 3:27 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Please to view our latest e-newsletter.

Tower to cough up $1.6 million after withholding report from Christchurch architect

Tower to cough up $1.6 million after withholding report from Christchurch architect

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 6:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tower Insurance withheld information from a Christchurch client who has successfully sued the firm after it proposed winching his home back into place to repair it.

Super Street Arcade

Super Street Arcade

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 10:46 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Private insurers to handle EQC November quake claims

Private insurers to handle EQC November quake claims

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 9:45 a.m. by EQCFix Popular

THE PRESS, 13 DEC 2016

Business, residential development approved for Waimakariri red zone

Business, residential development approved for Waimakariri red zone

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 7:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Several red-zoned blocks of central Kaiapoi are set to be sold or leased for business and residential use under a new Government plan.

Justice Precinct construction progressing well

Justice Precinct construction progressing well

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 5:10 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

IAG welcomes streamlined earthquake claims

IAG welcomes streamlined earthquake claims

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 5:02 p.m. by IAGinsurance

Insurers to take over EQC role for Kaikoura quakes

Insurers to take over EQC role for Kaikoura quakes

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 4:17 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Simpler process for settling Kaikoura Earthquake claims 13 Dec 2016 An agreement between private insurers and the Earthquake Commission (EQC) will simplify how home and contents insurance claims are resolved for people affected by the Kaikoura Earthquake. Under the agreement, private insurers will act as EQC’s agents and receive, assess and settle home and contents claims for earthquake damage from their own customers, even those claims that are under the EQC cap. EQC will assess land damage as ...

Insurers to handle quake claims

Insurers to handle quake claims

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 3:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Private insurers will take over Kaikoura earthquake claims from the Earthquake Commission (EQC).

Simpler process for settling Kaikoura Earthquake claims

Simpler process for settling Kaikoura Earthquake claims

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 2:35 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Lancaster Park - a rest home for aged rugby fans?

Lancaster Park - a rest home for aged rugby fans?

Monday, 12 December 2016 6:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake-damaged Lancaster Park could become a rest home for aged sports fans, a report prepared for Christchurch City Council says.

Sumner container removal a Christmas present for Christchurch

Sumner container removal a 'Christmas present' for Christchurch

Monday, 12 December 2016 5:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Contractors have removed the last of the shipping containers that lined Christchurch's quake-hit seaside suburbs.

Hospital staff must not be short-changed in Crown land swap, union warns

Hospital staff must not be 'short-changed' in Crown land swap, union warns

Sunday, 11 December 2016 4:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

The country's largest nurses' union has sought assurances Christchurch Hospital will not be "short-changed" as it looks set to trade away a car park used by nearly 300 staff.

New Christchurch city emerging as barriers come down

New Christchurch city emerging as barriers come down

Sunday, 11 December 2016 3:59 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A new Christchurch central city is emerging in a rash of pre-Christmas openings and informal unveilings.

Prime Minister opens new Christchurch Visitor Centre

Prime Minister opens new Christchurch Visitor Centre

Friday, 9 December 2016 10:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The opening of the new Christchurch Visitor Centre today, by Prime Minister John Key in his last official engagement, is a multiple celebration for the city’s earthquake recovery, say tourism leaders.

2017 changes

2017 changes

Friday, 9 December 2016 3:12 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

Big step forward for mansion gallery plan

Big step forward for mansion gallery plan

Thursday, 8 December 2016 6:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Public support and a Christchurch City Council grant have saved McLean's Mansion, says the man behind plans to open it as an art gallery.

The year ahead - a message from EQCs outgoing CE Ian Simpson

The year ahead - a message from EQC's outgoing CE Ian Simpson

Thursday, 8 December 2016 2:33 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Positive response to February 2016 settlement process

Positive response to February 2016 settlement process

Thursday, 8 December 2016 2:31 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

2017 changes

2017 changes

Thursday, 8 December 2016 2:21 p.m. by GovtEQC

PGC Site Completed

PGC Site Completed

Thursday, 8 December 2016 2:18 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Popular

 

Dont wait to hear from EQC - lodge your claim now

Don't wait to hear from EQC - lodge your claim now

Thursday, 8 December 2016 1:54 p.m. by GovtEQC

EQC & Insurance Newsletter #13

EQC & Insurance Newsletter #13

Thursday, 8 December 2016 11:18 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

here is the link to the Grant Shand EQC and Insurance Newsletter#13

Gloucester St bridge to reopen before christmas

Gloucester St bridge to reopen before christmas

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 5:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Vehicles will soon begin to pass between the ornamental ironwork railings of the Gloucester St Bridge.

Ping Pong coming to the city this weekend!

Ping Pong coming to the city this weekend!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 11:08 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Ping Pong in the city!

Ping Pong in the city!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 11:08 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Prattley loses Supreme Court Appeal

Prattley loses Supreme Court Appeal

Tuesday, 6 December 2016 11:31 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

The Supreme Court on 6 December 2016 in Prattley Enterprises Ltd v Vero [2016] NZSC 158 dismissed an appeal by Prattley against the refusal of the Court of Appeal to set aside an insurance  settlement agreement and order Vero to pay it a further $2.7M for damage to Worcester Towers in the Canterbury earthquakes.  Vero insured the building on an indemnity, and not reinstatement basis for $1,605,000.  The property was damaged in September, December and February earthquakes.  It was demolished in S ...

The rocking steel shear wall utilising energy dissipation devices

The rocking steel shear wall utilising energy dissipation devices

Tuesday, 6 December 2016 10:45 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Request for Proposal for North Frame Pedestrian Bridge underway

Request for Proposal for North Frame Pedestrian Bridge underway

Tuesday, 6 December 2016 9:51 a.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Popular

 

MAKING CONNECTIONS across the Third Sector - OVTRK December 2016 update

MAKING CONNECTIONS across the Third Sector - OVTRK December 2016 update

Monday, 5 December 2016 7:53 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Welcome to the Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) who have put themselves on the OVTRK Register since the 7 July Sector Forum Celebrating Matariki and the Voices of the Third Sector - viz:     Cooperative Sections     Food Resilience Network     LIFT Library     Lincoln Envirotown Trust     Restorative Justice Services Otautahi Christchurch     Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New

Carlton Courts reopens with new businesses

Carlton Courts reopens with new businesses

Monday, 5 December 2016 7:15 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Carlton Courts building on one of Christchurch's busiest corners has been repaired and will become a food and drink hub again.

Iconic Sumner containers to go

Iconic Sumner containers to go

Monday, 5 December 2016 10:28 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Two thirds of the shipping containers at Peacocks Gallop will be removed today, with the remainder near Deans Head going .

The politics of Christchurchs glass box rebuild

The politics of Christchurch's glass box rebuild

Monday, 5 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: The architecture of the rebuild shouldn't be dismissed as merely a passing style. Instead its materials and spaces speak of a particular politics. I think most people intuitively understand this and I suspect it's why the city's new glass boxes receive ongoing criticism.

National Portrait - Earths rumblings a fascination for scientist Dr Ken Gledhill

National Portrait - Earth's rumblings a fascination for scientist Dr Ken Gledhill

Saturday, 3 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

If you had to paint a picture of the archetypical scientist, you'd come up with an image of Dr Ken Gledhill: deeply woolly, untamed grizzly white beard, spectacles, fleecy jerkin.

Goughs sell building to Dotcom lawyer

Goughs sell building to Dotcom lawyer

Friday, 2 December 2016 7:03 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Kim Dotcom's lawyer has bought a heritage building in central Christchurch from the Gough family at a discounted price.

Calls for faster action on 900 quake-prone buildings in Christchurch

Calls for faster action on 900 quake-prone buildings in Christchurch

Friday, 2 December 2016 5:37 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The North Canterbury earthquake has triggered renewed calls for faster action on earthquake-prone buildings, despite new laws designed to speed up the process.

Tensions run high as anger over central Christchurch roading nears boiling point

Tensions run high as anger over central Christchurch roading nears boiling point

Thursday, 1 December 2016 8:15 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An "emotional" road works meeting of 100 Christchurch business owners grew fiery this week, amid claims constant alterations are driving away customers and hurting turnover.

Calls for faster action on quake-prone buildings

Calls for faster action on quake-prone buildings

Thursday, 1 December 2016 6:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

The North Canterbury earthquake has triggered renewed calls for faster action on earthquake-prone buildings, despite new laws designed to speed up the process.

Fix Fasten

Fix Fasten

Thursday, 1 December 2016 2:47 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Freedom Furniture to open new Christchurch store

Freedom Furniture to open new Christchurch store

Thursday, 1 December 2016 10:05 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Freedom Furniture is to reopen in Moorhouse Avenue, the street where it was based before the Christchurch earthquakes.

Christchurch rebuilding- St Asaph Street Roadworks…

Christchurch rebuilding- St Asaph Street Roadworks…

Thursday, 1 December 2016 8:59 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

I have been watching the new road works proceeding in St Asaph Street with some horror.  Not only is the new High Street entry from Madras Street damn dangerous (you have a constant stream of one way traffic behind you …

Mass road works drive away Christchurch businesses customers

Mass road works drive away Christchurch businesses' customers

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 8:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Central Christchurch business owners have taken a swipe at constant large-scale road works, blaming the projects for driving away customers and stunting their growth.

New shops and bankers move into Christchurchs Cashel St

New shops and bankers move into Christchurch's Cashel St

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 7:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Retailers are battling paperwork and earthquakes as they work to open their doors in central Christchurch's BNZ Centre.

Next weeks Lotto profits to go to Kaikoura earthquake relief efforts

Next week's Lotto profits to go to Kaikoura earthquake relief efforts

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 3:11 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

All profits from next Saturday's Lotto draw are being sent to Kaikoura to help with quake relief efforts.All profits from the Lotto, Powerball and Strike draw on Saturday December 10 will be donated to the Kaikoura/Hurunui earthquake...