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Halswell pool gets multi-million dollar facility

Halswell pool gets multi-million dollar facility

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A state-of-the-art library, service centre, community halls, cafe and changing rooms are to be built alongside Halswell pool as part of a multi-million dollar upgrade of the site.

Businesses choose Portlink site near tunnel

Businesses choose Portlink site near tunnel

Monday, 18 March 2013 10:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

Tom Thomson, part-owner of quake-hit eastern suburbs manufacturer Elastomer Products, is looking forward to celebrating two important landmarks when his relocated business opens in Portlink Industrial Park.

Businesses choose Portlink site near tunnel

Businesses choose Portlink site near tunnel

Monday, 18 March 2013 10:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tom Thomson, part-owner of quake-hit eastern suburbs manufacturer Elastomer Products, is looking forward to celebrating two important landmarks when his relocated business opens in Portlink Industrial Park.

Rank safety of buildings - engineer

Rank safety of buildings - engineer

Monday, 18 March 2013 10:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Kiwi engineer who pioneered earthquake-resistant building design in the United States is backing calls for seismic ratings on Christchurch buildings.

Funding given to treated timber waste minimisation project

Funding given to treated timber waste minimisation project

Monday, 18 March 2013 10:13 p.m. by PRNews Popular

A project to look at the potential of a large scale collection, recycling or recovery of hazardous treated timber waste will benefit from $145,000 of Government funding.

Christchurch Hospitals Redevelopments Approved

Christchurch Hospitals Redevelopments Approved

Monday, 18 March 2013 5:00 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

 

Insurers fight over AMI Stadium bill

Insurers fight over AMI Stadium bill

Monday, 18 March 2013 4:39 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The New Zealand insurers of the former AMI Stadium say a German re-insurance company needs to front up with another $48.4 million, after the stadium was damaged beyond repair in the big quake two years ago.

$600m for health sector rebuild

$600m for health sector rebuild

Monday, 18 March 2013 4:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

The $600 million redevelopment of Christchurch's earthquake-hit health sector will be the "largest and most complex building project in the history of New Zealand's public health service", the Government says.

Sarah’s Response to David Shearer (Part A), Leader of the Labour Party

Sarah’s Response to David Shearer (Part A), Leader of the Labour Party

Monday, 18 March 2013 2:13 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Dear David, 

A Response from David Shearer, Leader of the Labour Party

A Response from David Shearer, Leader of the Labour Party

Monday, 18 March 2013 2:11 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Christchurch earthquake, David Shearer, Government, insurance, Labour Party, policyholder protection, The Christchurch Fiasco

Three firms join Portlink

Three firms join Portlink

Monday, 18 March 2013 11:01 a.m. by MediaStuff

Three Christchurch-based companies have committed to establishing bases at Portlink Industrial Park, joining existing tenants such as Kathmandu at the 30-hectare development adjacent to Tunnel Rd.

Rebuild fraud could top $1.5 billion

Rebuild fraud could top $1.5 billion

Monday, 18 March 2013 9:17 a.m. by Media3News

Fraudsters could be ripping off the Christchurch rebuild to the tune of $1.5 billion, a forensic analyst has warned.

Public involvement needed for rebuild

Public involvement 'needed for rebuild'

Monday, 18 March 2013 8:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

The public need to be better engaged in the shape of Christchurch's earthquake rebuild, says a market research group based in the city.

AMIs quake claims handler to shed staff

AMI's quake claims handler to shed staff

Monday, 18 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The company managing AMI Insurance's earthquake claims unit is being downsized gradually, with staff to leave by natural attrition and redundancy.

Public involvement needed for rebuild

Public involvement 'needed for rebuild'

Monday, 18 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The public need to be better engaged in the shape of Christchurch's earthquake rebuild, says a market research group based in the city.

Its a mans world among skilled migrant workers

It's a man's world among skilled migrant workers

Monday, 18 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Fifteen times more foreign men than women have migrated to help rebuild earthquake-hit Christchurch.

Pre-quake Christchurch being forgotten

Pre-quake Christchurch being forgotten

Sunday, 17 March 2013 12:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

Memories of Christchurch before earthquakes destroyed much of the central city are being forgotten, a local historian says.

Design Agency

Design Agency

Sunday, 17 March 2013 9:18 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

 

Cera expands quake tour business

Cera expands quake tour business

Sunday, 17 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) is poised to allow guided tours on foot and bicycles inside the wrecked Christchurch CBD.

Games at EQC

Games at EQC

Saturday, 16 March 2013 9:57 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Joint Review Process

Joint Review Process

Saturday, 16 March 2013 9:21 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Southern Response - follow up to customer meetings

Southern Response - follow up to customer meetings

Saturday, 16 March 2013 7:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Southern Response have published a partial follow up to the customer meetings held last month. Follow up information has been posted here on the following topics: When will my home be built? Can you be more flexible with the temporary accommodation allowance? The build contract and MOU are in your (Southern Response’s) your favour. What is covered by EQC land settlement payments and what

Lessons from Lytteltons rebuild

Lessons from Lyttelton's rebuild

Saturday, 16 March 2013 10:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

From the Christchurch side of the Port Hills, Lyttelton's rebuild seems one step ahead of other communities, but is it? WILL HARVIE reports nothing is easy, as the community and port find their feet again. If there is one lesson from Lyttelton so far, it's that the rebuild of Christchurch will be harder, longer and more expensive than most people imagine.

Quakes left elderly out in cold

Quakes left elderly out in cold

Saturday, 16 March 2013 8:03 a.m. by MediaStuff

Hundreds of elderly people in Canterbury have been left feeling lonely and socially isolated after Canterbury's earthquakes, support agencies say.

The Anxious Times - newsletter of Anxiety Support

The Anxious Times - newsletter of Anxiety Support

Saturday, 16 March 2013 6:15 a.m. by avonsidechch

The previous blog entry introduced Anxiety Support. One of the significant services they provide is a quarterly support newsletter The Anxious Times that can be read on-line or downloaded for reading later ( or printing out). Copies of the newsletters are available here. The newsletters published to date are: Autumn 2013 Prescription changes, Adult Separation Anxiety Disorder, Cluttering Vs

Earthship house made from rubbish

Earthship house made from rubbish

Saturday, 16 March 2013 3:19 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Christchurch’s first ‘Earthship’ will be revealed at a public open day at Tussock Hill Vineyard from 10am to 1pm on March 16. American architect, Michael Reynolds, creator of the global earthship phenomenon and the subject of the award winning documentary …

Community Garden City

Community Garden City

Saturday, 16 March 2013 12:57 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The growing community garden movement in Christchurch could take a lead in recreating Christchurch as a “community garden city.” The Avon River Park, the red-zoned lands, the damaged sports fields and the “green frame” all have rich food-growing opportunities to …

Coffee and jam inspires awesome ideas for Christchurch

Coffee and jam inspires awesome ideas for Christchurch

Saturday, 16 March 2013 12:27 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

If you’ve got a brilliant idea and you want to make it happen head along to The Ministry of Awesome’s Coffee and Jam sessions at the Epic Hub (opposite the new C1 cafe) on Tuesday lunchtimes. You’ll get feedback, meet …

Handling repairs with Fletchers

Handling repairs with Fletchers

Friday, 15 March 2013 11:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A former Fletchers employee is giving out advice on how to handle repairs on a blog set up to provide Christchurch residents with an inside view on earthquake information. If you disagree with the decision of one assessor, ask for …

Planning brings the cityscape to life

Planning brings the cityscape to life

Friday, 15 March 2013 11:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

Striking out on his own was a big leap, Andrew Willis confesses, but the timing has never been better.

Retaining Integrity

Retaining Integrity

Friday, 15 March 2013 9:15 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

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CCPG will have a promotional stall at the Sumner Street Party on Sunday 17 March

CCPG will have a promotional stall at the Sumner Street Party on Sunday 17 March

Friday, 15 March 2013 8:14 p.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

Sunday 17th March, 11am to 6pm.  Sumner Village (centred at the ).

Seismics and The City Conference Christchurch

Seismics and The City Conference Christchurch

Friday, 15 March 2013 6:48 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Keynote Speech Session: “Clearing the Decks” Prof. Jay Feinman, USA author of Delay Deny Defend see http://www.delaydenydefend.com/ Sarah Miles, former investment banking lawyer and psychotherapist and author of  The Christchurch Fiasco: the Insurance Aftershock and its Implications for New Zealand …

Committee approves plans for new social housing developments

Committee approves plans for new social housing developments

Friday, 15 March 2013 5:29 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council's Community, Recreation and Culture Committee has agreed that up to 22 new social housing units should be built on vacant land in existing complexes and repairs completed on almost 300 social housing units by the end of this year.

New homes for Spreydon, Aranui

New homes for Spreydon, Aranui

Friday, 15 March 2013 4:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

A special council committee meeting called to discuss the slow pace of social housing repairs has agreed to seek tenders for 20 new homes in the city.

Greater understanding of Alpine fault needed

Greater understanding of Alpine fault needed

Friday, 15 March 2013 4:06 p.m. by MediaHerald

A researcher says scientists need a greater understanding of the Alpine fault to help prepare for future earthquakes.University of Canterbury student Carolyn Boulton is finishing her PhD on the fault which forms the Australian-Pacific...

Research finds connected communities key to Christchurch recovery

Research finds connected communities key to Christchurch recovery

Friday, 15 March 2013 3:38 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Research into how six different communities responded to the Canterbury earthquakes has highlighted the importance of building stronger communities.

Have your say on the citys future - CCC 3 year plan

Have your say on the city's future - CCC 3 year plan

Friday, 15 March 2013 3:27 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council releases its draft Christchurch City Three Year Plan for public comment tomorrow

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Friday, 15 March 2013 11:38 a.m. by AnxietySupport

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Council promises to speed up quake repairs

Council promises to speed up quake repairs

Friday, 15 March 2013 11:12 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch Council is promising to speed up repairs to its social housing units after trenchant criticism from Gerry Brownlee.

Study finds DHBs faced challenges prior to Christchurch quakes

Study finds DHBs faced challenges prior to Christchurch quakes

Friday, 15 March 2013 10:47 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Before the Christchurch earthquakes, emergency preparedness at district health board-level in New Zealand faced challenges that they needed to overcome, suggests a University of Otago study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal today.

Special meeting called on council housing

Special meeting called on council housing

Friday, 15 March 2013 9:22 a.m. by MediaStuff

Speeding up repairs on quake-damaged council homes will be debated at a special meeting today.

Could you be the new Coordinator?

Could you be the new Coordinator?

Friday, 15 March 2013 9:06 a.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

Rhys Taylor is moving southwards to Geraldine in  a few months’ time, so the Trust has a contract vacancy :

Tower tried to force cheaper deal - lawyer

Tower tried to force cheaper deal - lawyer

Friday, 15 March 2013 7:23 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An insurance company tried to "steamroll" a red-zoned Christchurch couple into accepting the cheaper repair settlement for their earthquake-damaged home, a court has heard.

Southern Response and land remediation

Southern Response and land remediation

Friday, 15 March 2013 6:25 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Council repairs too slow - Brownlee

Council repairs too slow - Brownlee

Friday, 15 March 2013 6:17 a.m. by Media3News

Gerry Brownlee has accused the Christchurch City Council of stalling repairs on damaged social housing units.

Response to Minister Gerry Brownlees Social Housing Concerns

Response to Minister Gerry Brownlee's Social Housing Concerns

Thursday, 14 March 2013 10:36 p.m. by YaniJohanson Popular

 

Mainzeal projects to be completed in Chch

Mainzeal projects to be completed in Chch

Thursday, 14 March 2013 9:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

Mainzeal is completing unfinished homes in Christchurch.

Day 749 - job vacancy at Community Gardens

Day 749 - job vacancy at Community Gardens

Thursday, 14 March 2013 7:30 p.m. by addingtonaction


Community gardens Spreydon requires a temporary minute taker for board meetings. Approx 4 hrs work a month. Must have good English/typing skills and access to internet. $15 per hr. Please email applications to: by March 29th.

Decision reserved in red zone insurance battle

Decision reserved in red zone insurance battle

Thursday, 14 March 2013 5:12 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A judge has reserved his decision after a nine day High Court battle between Tower Insurance and Christchurch couple Matt and Valerie O’Loughlin.

Council heritage grant for Little Akaloa church

Council heritage grant for Little Akaloa church

Thursday, 14 March 2013 4:49 p.m. by GovtCCC

St Luke’s Anglican Church in Little Akaloa is to be the recipient of up to $33,860 from the Christchurch City Council’s Heritage Incentive Grant Fund.

Reinventing the red zone    Inspiring Projects from Communities and Science

Reinventing the red zone Inspiring Projects from Communities and Science

Thursday, 14 March 2013 4:17 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

Eco-sanctuaries, urban forests, wetlands, recreation lakes, cycling facilities, gardens, heritage trails, boatshed cafes, community memorials and putting the “New” back into Brighton, all feature in an all-day “Projects Forum” hosted by the Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON) this Saturday.

Engineers design sustainable 21st century homes

Engineers design sustainable 21st century homes

Thursday, 14 March 2013 4:04 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A group of Christchurch engineers and planners have come up with an innovative plan for 21st century housing in Christchurch that could house up to 15,000 people in a walkable urban centre within five years. The plan differs from those …

Consortium appointed to plan Health Precinct

Consortium appointed to plan Health Precinct

Thursday, 14 March 2013 3:40 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Social housing is councils shame

Social housing is council's shame

Thursday, 14 March 2013 1:46 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Red zone repair impossible

Red zone repair 'impossible'

Thursday, 14 March 2013 12:59 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Tower Insurance would be breaching its contractual agreements by repairing a retired Christchurch couple’s red-zoned home, a court has heard.

Website & petition for Red Zoners with uninsured land

Website & petition for Red Zoners with uninsured land

Thursday, 14 March 2013 8:19 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Closing submission in insurance tussle

Closing submission in insurance tussle

Thursday, 14 March 2013 5:43 a.m. by Media3News Popular

A Christchurch couple at the centre of a tussle with Tower Insurance over red zone payouts will give their closing submission today.