Two quakes felt by some Cantabrians this morning, were centred in the North Island.
Councils could force houseowners to reinforce their homes, including removing chimneys and unreinforced masonry, under sweeping proposals for quake-prone buildings from the Canterbury Earthquakes royal commission.
A Christchurch woman was shocked to discover her home sealed behind tall fences ready for demolition when she returned from work.
Social research that, by chance, was underway in New Zealand at the time of the devastating 2011 Christchurch earthquake is providing insight into age-old questions about the role of religious faith in a crisis.
Council to consider rockfall protection work on a case-by-case basis
Big thanks to “The Australian” newspaper and PSFK for a couple of great mentions today. Nice. “Pop Up City” - The Australian 7.12.12 “Put a coin into a converted washing machine for an instant dance party.” - PSFK 7.12.12
The happy volunteers from, in OZ, returned today to help Addington Action box and pour a concrete path, trim the corrugated iron fence, back-filling, and painting a mural.
Government plans to have all earthquake-prone buildings strengthened within 15 years have been welcomed by a lobby group representing many of the country's commercial property owners.
Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery
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Yesterday’s Press carried an article Red-zoners call for more time by Charlie Gates
The Government estimates there are as many as 25,000 earthquake-prone buildings around New Zealand.
Christchurch children are sharing their perspective on post-earthquake life.
Every building in New Zealand, except single-storey homes, will be assessed for earthquake risk and the results made public under Government proposals released this morning.
Locked out of undamaged factory for 655 days
Landowners are waiting for developers to make their next move in the Monopoly-style battle for the City Mall, after the Christchurch City Council approved a second big development proposal.
Stuff (here) has reported that AA Insurance will no longer provide a full replacement policy option – instead they will offer only a “sum assured” policy. Existing policy holders will automatically switch to the sum assured style of policy on the 1st of July next year (if you are an AA customer there is more info at the bottom of this blog entry). The change to a fixed-sum policy can be expected
The cost of the Canterbury rebuild keeps escalating, according to both official and gut-feel estimates.
Next year could be boom time in Canterbury.
The Christchurch City Council is considering throwing a lifeline to red-zoned Port Hills property owners wanting to stay in their homes.
The post-earthquake rebuilding of Greater Christchurch will cost between $20 billion and $30 billion, with more than two thirds of the funding coming from private sector investment, the Government revealed today.Twenty key projects...
A man whose wife died in the collapsed CTV building says he's confident changes will be made to rescue services.
Schools play a vital role in children’s wellbeing and recovery after a disaster, according to evidence from Canterbury District Health Board studies on the impact of disasters on children’s education and health.
A review of the Canterbury Television building collapse aftermath has brought some relief but not closure for families, a victim's widower says.
Children from Christchurch are set to share their views of how the earthquakes have changed their lives and communities in a new photography exhibition organised by UNICEF NZ, ‘Christchurch: See through my eyes’. The exhibition will open to the public tomorrow (Friday, 7 December) at Christchurch Museum and run until Sunday, 27 January.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has highlighted 20 key projects in the Economic Recovery Programme for Greater Christchurch, launched 6 December 2012.
Christchurch could potentially be an education magnet, UC expert says
The Canterbury Television collapse rescue effort was "outstanding" and "text book" in most aspects, an inquest has heard.
The coronial inquiry into the collapse of Christchurch’s CTV building has wrapped up this afternoon.
CBD business owners and bare landowners in Christchurch have been let down by John Key after he personally defended the decision to acquire their land for just half of the rating valuation, says Labour’s Earthquake Recovery spokesperson Lianne Dalziel.
In the biggest quarterly jump in a decade, national building work grew almost 10 per cent in the three months to the end of September, according to official figures.
CERA have released the December issue (N0. 16) of the You can download a copy from . Issues covered include:
Stressed red-zone residents given less time than others to settle on their properties are appealing to the Government for a deadline extension.
An Earthquake Commission (EQC) engineer at the centre of complaints to the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand Inc (Ipenz) has been named at a parliamentary select committee.
Clarity is needed on the future of Christchurch's soon-to-be empty residential red zone, local leaders say, as authorities are still unsure of what will happen to the land.
Kim Morresey working on active link parts for a universal column. Photo Scott Hammond. A Marlborough engineering firm is using new engineering designs to manufacture and fit pre-fabricated structural beams for the Christchurch rebuild. Cuddon Engineering chief executive Andy Rowe said the company had picked up the contract through attending the Marlborough Christchurch Rebuild Opportunities [...]
Release Date: 05 December 2012
A Fire Service official has promised the widow of a CTV victim that major changes will be made to rescue efforts in the future.
The Gloucester Arcade has been demolished.
The Lyttelton Service Centre at 33 Lyttelton Street has been closed since it was damaged in the February 2011 earthquake. A temporary service centre has been based in the Lyttelton Library, 35-37 London Street, since last year.
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