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Cantabrians shaken by NI quakes

Cantabrians shaken by NI quakes

Saturday, 8 December 2012 7:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two quakes felt by some Cantabrians this morning, were centred in the North Island.

Review puts homes in firing line

Review puts homes in firing line

Friday, 7 December 2012 11:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

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.

Demo plan a shock for homeowner

Demo plan a shock for homeowner

Friday, 7 December 2012 9:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch woman was shocked to discover her home sealed behind tall fences ready for demolition when she returned from work.

Chch earthquake: insights into age-old questions about faith

Chch earthquake: insights into age-old questions about faith

Friday, 7 December 2012 6:02 p.m. by PRNews Popular

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

Council to consider rockfall protection work on a case-by-case basis

Friday, 7 December 2012 5:53 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Council to consider rockfall protection work on a case-by-case basis

Council Meeting Update December 2012

Council Meeting Update December 2012

Friday, 7 December 2012 5:52 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

CCDU Six-Pack 7th December 2012

CCDU Six-Pack 7th December 2012

Friday, 7 December 2012 5:38 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Gap Filler hits a double whammy in one day!

Gap Filler hits a double whammy in one day!

Friday, 7 December 2012 5:24 p.m. by GapFiller

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  

Dec 7: Gap Filler hits a double whammy in one day!

Dec 7: Gap Filler hits a double whammy in one day!

Friday, 7 December 2012 5:24 p.m. by GapFiller

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  

We owe our residents a safe city

'We owe our residents a safe city'

Friday, 7 December 2012 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Brownlee blindsided by rockfall decision

Brownlee 'blindsided' by rockfall decision

Friday, 7 December 2012 4:36 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Day 653 - the wet ones

Day 653 - the wet ones

Friday, 7 December 2012 3:14 p.m. by addingtonaction

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.

New rules will cost $700m extra

New rules will cost $700m extra

Friday, 7 December 2012 1:43 p.m. by MediaStuff

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.

Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission Reports

Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission Reports

Friday, 7 December 2012 12:03 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

What Happens Over the Christmas Holidays

What Happens Over the Christmas Holidays

Friday, 7 December 2012 11:46 a.m. by chchforreal Popular

As that time of the year best spent with family and friends draws near, we’d like to let you all know that we’re taking a Christmas break. We hope to be have been able to contact everyone who has registered …

Earthquakes Royal Commission Vol 4 released

Earthquakes Royal Commission Vol 4 released

Friday, 7 December 2012 11:38 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Christopher Finlayson | Attorney-General

Consultation on earthquake-prone buildings begins

Consultation on earthquake-prone buildings begins

Friday, 7 December 2012 11:32 a.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Maurice Williamson | Building and Construction

Gerry Brownlee and being stuck in the Red Zone

Gerry Brownlee and being stuck in the Red Zone

Friday, 7 December 2012 11:07 a.m. by avonsidechch

Yesterday’s Press carried an article Red-zoners call for more time by Charlie Gates 

Thousands of quake-prone buildings identified by Govt

Thousands of quake-prone buildings identified by Govt

Friday, 7 December 2012 10:45 a.m. by Media3News

The Government estimates there are as many as 25,000 earthquake-prone buildings around New Zealand.

Quake through childrens eyes

Quake through children's eyes

Friday, 7 December 2012 10:43 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch children are sharing their perspective on post-earthquake life.

Most NZ buildings to be quake assessed

Most NZ buildings to be quake assessed

Friday, 7 December 2012 10:35 a.m. by MediaHerald

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.

Latest Recovery plan in Christchurch- yeah right!

Latest Recovery plan in Christchurch- yeah right!

Friday, 7 December 2012 7:33 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 655 days

Owners await plans as mall proposal ticked

Owners await plans as mall proposal ticked

Friday, 7 December 2012 6:27 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

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.

AA Insurance changes – important for everyone with house insurance

AA Insurance changes – important for everyone with house insurance

Friday, 7 December 2012 6:20 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

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

Reconstruction cost $30b, and rising

Reconstruction cost $30b, and rising

Thursday, 6 December 2012 11:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The cost of the Canterbury rebuild keeps escalating, according to both official and gut-feel estimates.

20-point checklist to fuel recovery

20-point checklist to fuel recovery

Thursday, 6 December 2012 11:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Next year could be boom time in Canterbury.

City Council mulls Port Hills deal

City Council mulls Port Hills' deal

Thursday, 6 December 2012 11:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council is considering throwing a lifeline to red-zoned Port Hills property owners wanting to stay in their homes.

Govt reveal post-quake rebuild costs for Greater Christchurch

Govt reveal post-quake rebuild costs for Greater Christchurch

Thursday, 6 December 2012 8:46 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

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...

End of CTV inquiry brings tears

End of CTV inquiry brings tears

Thursday, 6 December 2012 7:19 p.m. by Media3News

A man whose wife died in the collapsed CTV building says he's confident changes will be made to rescue services.

Schools play vital role in children’s recovery and health - NZEI

Schools play vital role in children’s recovery and health - NZEI

Thursday, 6 December 2012 6:27 p.m. by PRNews Popular

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.

Emotional end to CTV inquest

Emotional end to CTV inquest

Thursday, 6 December 2012 5:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

A review of the Canterbury Television building collapse aftermath has brought some relief but not closure for families, a victim's widower says.

End of Year Council Decisions

End of Year Council Decisions

Thursday, 6 December 2012 5:39 p.m. by GovtCCC

 

Launch of the Canterbury Economic Recovery Programme, Addington Raceway, Christchurch

Launch of the Canterbury Economic Recovery Programme, Addington Raceway, Christchurch

Thursday, 6 December 2012 5:10 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Economic recovery programme launched

Economic recovery programme launched

Thursday, 6 December 2012 5:08 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Chch kids tell their story in photography exhibition

Chch kids tell their story in photography exhibition

Thursday, 6 December 2012 4:46 p.m. by PRNews Popular

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.

Economic recovery programme launched

Economic recovery programme launched

Thursday, 6 December 2012 4:40 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has highlighted 20 key projects in the Economic Recovery Programme for Greater Christchurch, launched 6 December 2012.

Storm

Storm

Thursday, 6 December 2012 4:23 p.m. by GovtEQC

Tornado

Tornado

Thursday, 6 December 2012 4:23 p.m. by GovtEQC

Auckland tornado

Auckland tornado

Thursday, 6 December 2012 4:04 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Auckland storm

Auckland storm

Thursday, 6 December 2012 4:04 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Christchurch could potentially be an education magnet

Christchurch could potentially be an education magnet

Thursday, 6 December 2012 12:38 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Christchurch could potentially be an education magnet, UC expert says

CTV rescuers risked their lives

CTV rescuers 'risked their lives'

Thursday, 6 December 2012 12:31 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury Television collapse rescue effort was "outstanding" and "text book" in most aspects, an inquest has heard.

CTV inquiry wraps in Christchurch

CTV inquiry wraps in Christchurch

Thursday, 6 December 2012 12:06 p.m. by Media3News

The coronial inquiry into the collapse of Christchurch’s CTV building has wrapped up this afternoon.

John Key redefines the word ‘fair’

John Key redefines the word ‘fair’

Thursday, 6 December 2012 11:09 a.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

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.

Building activity highest in a decade

Building activity highest in a decade

Thursday, 6 December 2012 10:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

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.

Home repairs prioritised for vulnerable people

Home repairs prioritised for vulnerable people

Thursday, 6 December 2012 10:06 a.m. by GovtEQC

Info updates: CERA and Southern Response

Info updates: CERA and Southern Response

Thursday, 6 December 2012 6:29 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CERA have released the December issue (N0. 16) of the  You can download a copy from . Issues covered include:

This is what you train for all your life

'This is what you train for all your life'

Thursday, 6 December 2012 12:56 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Red-zoners call for more time

Red-zoners call for more time

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 11:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Stressed red-zone residents given less time than others to settle on their properties are appealing to the Government for a deadline extension.

Engineer has inspected 2000 homes

Engineer has inspected 2000 homes

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 11:03 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

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.

Still no plans for residential red-zone land

Still no plans for residential red-zone land

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 11:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

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.

Cuddon makes links to rebuild

Cuddon makes links to rebuild

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 5:57 p.m. by MACRO

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 [...]

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 16 (December 2012)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 16 (December 2012)

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 5:41 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Release Date: 05 December 2012

Improvements will be made - fire official

'Improvements will be made' - fire official

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 5:34 p.m. by Media3News

A Fire Service official has promised the widow of a CTV victim that major changes will be made to rescue efforts in the future.

Gloucester Arcade demolished

Gloucester Arcade demolished

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 4:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Gloucester Arcade has been demolished.

New temporary Lyttelton Service Centre to open

New temporary Lyttelton Service Centre to open

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 4:00 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

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.

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust grants $410,000

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust grants $410,000

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 3:59 p.m. by EarthquakeAppeal Popular

NGO delegate developments and more to discuss at Tuesdays forum!

NGO delegate developments and more to discuss at Tuesday's forum!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 3:39 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Important information about the next forum and an NGO delegate...

MHAPS Activities

MHAPS Activities

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 3:22 p.m. by AnxietySupport

  MHAPS Activities  All MHAPS (Anxiety Support, Bi-Polar, CAS, Latnam House, and Awareness) clients are welcome to attend – phone Reception for more information or to register  365 9479.