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Valuation firms poor work haunts city facilities

Valuation firm's 'poor work' haunts city facilities

Thursday, 26 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A firm whose insurance valuations of Christchurch City Council buildings will affect communities for decades was kept on by the council despite a damning review of its work.

Engineers clear half of buildings with flaws similar to CTV building

Engineers clear half of buildings with flaws similar to CTV building

Thursday, 26 September 2013 4:53 p.m. by MediaHerald

Half of the New Zealand buildings suspected to have design flaws similar to the Canterbury Television Building, which collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake and killed 115 people, have been cleared by engineers.Building and Construction...

MP welcomes Canterbury insulation project

MP welcomes Canterbury insulation project

Thursday, 26 September 2013 4:52 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

Canterbury residents will benefit from warmer homes with the announcement of the next stage of National’s Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes insulation project in the region.

Elections 2013: Christchurch votes in record numbers

Elections 2013: Christchurch votes in record numbers

Thursday, 26 September 2013 3:35 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

·       Civic Offices, Ground Floor, 53 Hereford Street.

Christchurch retail spending continues to increase

Christchurch retail spending continues to increase

Thursday, 26 September 2013 3:33 p.m. by PRNews

Christchurch's growth in retail and hospitality spending continues to outpace that at the national level, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Bodytok brings lip-smacking exhibition to ArtBox

Bodytok brings lip-smacking exhibition to ArtBox

Thursday, 26 September 2013 3:32 p.m. by PRNews Popular

CPIT’s ArtBox is about to become a human instrument archive. ArtBox has partnered with Christchurch Art gallery and the SCAPE 7 Public Art Biennial to present Bodytok Quintet: The Human Instrument Archive by ‘sound and intermedia’ artist Phil Dadson.

Reminder – Heathcote Bridge closure this weekend from 6pm Friday 27th September

Reminder – Heathcote Bridge closure this weekend from 6pm Friday 27th September

Thursday, 26 September 2013 12:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are reminded that the Heathcote River Bridge on State Highway 76 will be closed to traffic again this weekend as part of the scheduled works until mid October. The closure will be from 6pm on the Friday night to …

Safe6 - Rules to live by

Safe6 - Rules to live by

Thursday, 26 September 2013 10:36 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Line-up confirmed for heritage programme

Line-up confirmed for heritage programme

Thursday, 26 September 2013 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Co-ordinated by the Christchurch City Council, will be held over three days from 18-20 October, giving people a unique opportunity to reconnect with heritage in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula.

Half of buildings given OK

Half of buildings given OK

Thursday, 26 September 2013 1:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

Half of the buildings thought to potentially contain the same dangerous design flaw as the Canterbury Television (CTV) building have been cleared or excluded by a Government review.

Half of potentially flawed buildings given OK

Half of potentially flawed buildings given OK

Thursday, 26 September 2013 1:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Half of the buildings thought to potentially contain the same dangerous design flaw as the Canterbury Television (CTV) building have been cleared or excluded by a Government review.

Half of potentially flawed buildings given OK

Half of potentially flawed buildings given OK

Thursday, 26 September 2013 1:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

Half of the buildings thought to potentially contain the same dangerous design flaw as the Canterbury Television (CTV) building have been cleared or excluded by a Government review.

Pupils designs for Chch on show

Pupils' designs for Chch on show

Thursday, 26 September 2013 12:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

The creative nous of Christchurch's finest young urban designers is on show in a fitted-out container in Gloucester St.

How the quakes affected Canterburys dogs

How the quakes affected Canterbury's dogs

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 9:01 p.m. by MediaStuff



Canterburys quake dogs

Canterbury's quake dogs

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 9:01 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular



Chance to see new Rangers Park Temporary Accommodation

Chance to see new Rangers Park Temporary Accommodation

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 7:13 p.m. by GovtDBH Popular

Impressive heritage line-up confirmed for Reconnect

Impressive heritage line-up confirmed for Reconnect

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 7:01 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

 

Daylight Savings end means tsunami warning testing September 2013

Daylight Saving's end means tsunami warning testing September 2013

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 6:51 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

 

I is for Insurance

I is for Insurance

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 4:35 p.m. by andreac414 Popular

There is hardly a person in the ward who hasn’t been impacted by insurance issues. It is the number one issue facing people when I have been out door knocking. I have been supporting residents in Burwood Pegasus and also the Flockton Basin, using my broad knowledge of the Geological processes and global issues. I have worked in conjunction with , Renew Brighton, Human Right’s Commission, 100 day housing plan, Cancern and been to many public meetings and forums. 

Council orders independent review of insurance gaff

Council orders independent review of insurance gaff

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 4:01 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Open Streets – Sunday 29 September – road closures in place

Open Streets – Sunday 29 September – road closures in place

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 3:19 p.m. by Transport4chch

Open Streets event Sunday 29th September. The following streets will be closed between 8am and 4.30pm ARMAGH STREET – From Colombo Street to Oxford Terrace GLOUCESTER STREET – From Durham Street to Manchester Street HEREFORD STREET – From #91 Hereford Street …

SCIRT – Traffic Update from the 25 September

SCIRT – Traffic Update from the 25 September

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 3:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

New Brighton Road short term closure Friday 27 September: New Brighton Road at Bower Avenue closed 9 am to 3 pm, for the long pipe to be pulled off New Brighton Road and onto Bower Avenue. South Brighton’s Bridge Street …

Montreal Street, City – Use alternate routes where possible

Montreal Street, City – Use alternate routes where possible

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 1:32 p.m. by Transport4chch

Christchurch drivers who use Montreal St for their homewards journey are encouraged to find a different way home this week.  SCIRT’s wastewater pipe project by Fletcher Construction on Montreal St is now just south of the Salisbury/Victoria/ Montreal St intersection. …

Tool thieves busy as Chch rebuild begins

Tool thieves busy as Chch rebuild begins

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 1:19 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's post-quake building boom is turning into a boom for tool thieves.

Crown to consider incentives for frame

Crown to consider incentives for frame

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 11:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government expects to take a financial hit as it on-sells eastern frame land at slashed prices to make residential developments less risky for investors.

Crown to on-sell frame land at lower prices

Crown to on-sell frame land at lower prices

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 11:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government expects to take a financial hit as it on-sells eastern frame land at slashed prices to make residential developments less risky for investors.

Wellbeing survey targets the voice of youth

Wellbeing survey targets the voice of youth

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 10:52 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury’s younger generation is being asked to share its experience of the recovery through the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s Youth Wellbeing Survey, which has been launched this week.

Thief caught during quake damage assessment

Thief caught during quake damage assessment

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 8:45 a.m. by MediaHerald

A property owner and a builder who were meeting to assess earthquake damage found someone already at work on the house - stealing a hot water cylinder.The Oram Ave, New Brighton, house owner, Gary, who asked that his surname not...

Emergency lane reduction northbound Russley Road at Memorial Ave roundabout – expect delays

Emergency lane reduction northbound Russley Road at Memorial Ave roundabout – expect delays

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 7:54 a.m. by Transport4chch

A lane reduction for northbound traffic is in place on Russley Road north of the Memorial Avenue roundabout due to a truck which has rolled over. Road users should expect delays.

Lane reduction northbound Russley Road at Memorial Ave roundabout – expect delays

Lane reduction northbound Russley Road at Memorial Ave roundabout – expect delays

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 7:54 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

A lane reduction for northbound traffic is in place on Russley Road north of the Memorial Avenue roundabout due to a truck which has rolled over. Road users should expect delays.

Work to entice firms back to CBD

Work to entice firms back to CBD

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 7:29 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Government unit charged with rebuilding Christchurch's central business district says it is working with the Government on various leasing options to entice commercial tenants back into the central city.

Retailers await rebuild activity

Retailers await rebuild activity

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 1:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

Retailers watching the rebuild of central Christchurch are in a chicken-and-egg situation, real estate researchers say.

Former site uses could put spanner in rebuild

Former site uses could put spanner in rebuild

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 1:22 a.m. by MediaThePress



CERA being stingy with information

CERA being stingy with information

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 7:44 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Mayoral candidate Hugo Kristinsson is lodging an official information request to get CERA to release community forum notices and minutes and to allow the public to access vital land information. He says that CERA won’t give financial information to current landowners because they might profit from it but claims the Crown is happy to sell […]

Post-quake property revaluation in Christchurch

Post-quake property revaluation in Christchurch

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 5:45 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Christchurch City Council is undertaking its first post-quake revaluation of more than 160,000 city properties.

Chch mayor should fix our dog problem

Chch mayor should fix our dog problem

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Christchurch quake-prone buildings close at short notice

Christchurch quake-prone buildings close at short notice

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaRNZ

More than 200 buildings in Christchurch have been closed at short notice because they fail to meet the new earthquake building code.

H is for Housing

H is for Housing

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 3:15 p.m. by andreac414

The Housing Crisis is one of the very first issues I began working on when I became involved in issues facing the East. I was involved from day 1 of the 100 Day Housing Group and produced work that was eventually sent to Wellington and resulted in the Chief Human Rights Commissioner coming down to Christchurch to discuss with us the issues we were facing and undertook to provide further research and support for these complex issues.

224 quake-prone buildings closed at short notice

224 quake-prone buildings closed at short notice

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 1:58 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Canterbury Museum announces street art exhibition - Oi You

Canterbury Museum announces street art exhibition - Oi You

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 12:06 p.m. by CantyMuseum Popular

Canterbury Museum has announced its summer blockbuster exhibition, which will be the largest, and possibly most controversial, ever held at the facility. Presented in collaboration with Oi YOU! RISE, a celebration of street art, will open on Friday 20 December just in time for the summer tourist season.

Inner-city plan to deter crime

Inner-city plan to deter crime

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's eastern frame will be built to strict guidelines, including maximum shrubbery heights and no dark corners, in a bid to deter crime.

Frame residents will help deter crime

Frame residents will help deter crime

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's eastern frame will be built to strict guidelines, including maximum shrubbery heights and no dark corners, in a bid to deter crime.

First post-quake property revaluation for Christchurch City Council

First post-quake property revaluation for Christchurch City Council

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:35 a.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

The Christchurch City Council is undertaking its first post-quake revaluation of more than 160,000 city properties.

Architect firms enjoying rebuild boom

Architect firms enjoying rebuild boom

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 10:16 a.m. by MediaStuff

As the rebuild is shaping Christchurch, local architect firms are gearing up for the commercial boom in a competitive environment.

Post-quakes, Christchurch support services at breaking point

Post-quakes, Christchurch support services at breaking point

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 9:28 a.m. by Media3News Popular


 

Detailed Engineering Evaluations….. DEE’s

Detailed Engineering Evaluations….. DEE’s

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 8:52 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

World Bank to look at Christchurch’s recovery progress

World Bank to look at Christchurch’s recovery progress

Monday, 23 September 2013 11:22 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

G is for Green

G is for Green

Monday, 23 September 2013 8:12 p.m. by andreac414

SARA raises issues with candidates

SARA raises issues with candidates

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:39 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Residents Association chair Emma Twaddell has identified a number of issues facing residents and the association that she intends to raise with candidates for election at the forum. Candidates were emailed a version of this letter late last week. Read the questions on the next page and then comment, elucidate or disagree in the comments […]

Neighbours important in a Civil Defence emergency

Neighbours important in a Civil Defence emergency

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:34 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Having a cuppa with your neighbour might not seem like a big deal, but it could ultimately lead to you and your neighbour helping each other get through a Civil Defence emergency.

Cathedral rebuild ignores opportunity - ICOMOS

Cathedral rebuild ignores opportunity - ICOMOS

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:33 p.m. by PRNews Popular

New Zealand’s principal organisation for heritage professionals says the decision of the Christchurch Anglican Church Property Trustees to replace Christ Church Cathedral with a contemporary rebuild is a backward step for heritage conservation in New Zealand and ignores the building’s significant heritage value and ongoing offers of support and engagement from the heritage profession.

Burger King reinvests in Christchurch

Burger King reinvests in Christchurch

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:31 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Burger King is thrilled to announce the re-opening of its popular Carlton Corner Christchurch restaurant this week.

Council social housing milestone celebrated

Council social housing milestone celebrated

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:29 p.m. by GovtCCC

 

220 city buildings urgently closed by Cera

220 city buildings urgently closed by Cera

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 220 Christchurch buildings have been closed at short notice after failing to meet New Zealand's new post-earthquake building code.

220 buildings urgently closed by Cera

220 buildings urgently closed by Cera

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 220 Christchurch buildings have been closed at short notice after failing to meet New Zealand's new post-earthquake building code.

220 Chch buildings urgently closed by Cera

220 Chch buildings urgently closed by Cera

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 220 Christchurch buildings have been closed at short notice after failing to meet New Zealand's new post-earthquake building code.

220 buildings urgently closed since quakes

220 buildings urgently closed since quakes

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 220 Christchurch buildings have been closed at short notice after failing to meet New Zealand's new post-earthquake building code.

Forum Meeting: “All About Generalised Anxiety”.

Forum Meeting: “All About Generalised Anxiety”.

Monday, 23 September 2013 2:10 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Wednesday 25th September. For more info please contact our office on (03) 377 9665 or email info@anxietysupport.org.nz.

Day 944 - egg cartons galore

Day 944 - egg cartons galore

Monday, 23 September 2013 2:00 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Members of many of the CSFVC distribution centres are collecting egg cartons to make future egg distribution possible.

have organised storage for the cartons in the meantime until they are needed.