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Fiona Farrell to pen quake books

Fiona Farrell to pen quake books

Monday, 10 June 2013 12:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

A New Zealand author has been awarded a fellowship of $100,000 to write about her experiences of the Christchurch earthquakes.

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 22 (June 2013)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 22 (June 2013)

Monday, 10 June 2013 11:19 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

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Rebuild Zone cordon now removed north of Gloucester Street

Rebuild Zone cordon now removed north of Gloucester Street

Monday, 10 June 2013 10:31 a.m. by Transport4chch

he city centre red zone cordon will be progressively reduced over the next four weeks with a different area targeted each week.

Bringing government agencies together in CBD

Bringing government agencies together in CBD

Monday, 10 June 2013 10:26 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Temporary stadium wins major international honour

Temporary stadium wins major international honour

Monday, 10 June 2013 9:57 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Earthquake brain phenomenon observed

Earthquake brain phenomenon observed

Monday, 10 June 2013 9:11 a.m. by MediaRNZ

A psychiatrist says a phenomenon called earthquake brain is affecting the ability of some people in the Christchurch to think clearly. It comes from a build-up of the stress hormone cortisol.

Green Frame II

Green Frame II

Monday, 10 June 2013 8:20 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

Please join us for the opening of the Green Frame II exhibition sponsored by Warren & Mahoney and Aurecon.

Roadworkers bear brunt of motorists anger

Roadworkers bear brunt of motorists' anger

Monday, 10 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

EQC making good progress on claims

EQC making 'good progress' on claims

Monday, 10 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission is making "good progress" on a commitment to contact every customer about their claim status within three months, chief executive Ian Simpson says.

Home Sweet Whare

Home Sweet Whare

Sunday, 9 June 2013 6:52 p.m. by KrisV Popular

Winter came a little early this year...

Disappointing Attempt by Deputy Mayor to Divide Christchurch Council

Disappointing Attempt by Deputy Mayor to Divide Christchurch Council

Sunday, 9 June 2013 6:21 p.m. by YaniJohanson Popular

Media Statement: Disappointing Attempt by Deputy Mayor to Divide Council

Flat Man takes flight

Flat Man takes flight

Sunday, 9 June 2013 12:29 p.m. by MediaHerald

Masked student superhero Flat Man has launched a winter offensive to help hard-up families still doing it tough in post-earthquake Christchurch.

Taking risks in a cut-throat city

Taking risks in a cut-throat city

Sunday, 9 June 2013 9:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Chris Terry has spotted an unusual opportunity from the rebuild of Christchurch and has made a $45,000 investment he's hoping will pay dividends.

Insurance and earthquake damaged properties - buying and selling a write off

Insurance and earthquake damaged properties - buying and selling a write off

Saturday, 8 June 2013 5:01 p.m. by PRNews Recommended Popular

 

IAG CANTERBURY RECOVERY UPDATE June 2013

IAG CANTERBURY RECOVERY UPDATE June 2013

Saturday, 8 June 2013 2:29 p.m. by IAGinsurance Featured Popular

Late last year IAG committed to completing all residential claims by the end of 2015. With a record number of contracts signed last month, and 1,121 new homes as well as 681 major repairs in planning, design, consenting and construction, the company remain on target to achieve this.

NEW NON POLITICAL ALLEGIANCE TO STABILISE COUNCIL

NEW NON POLITICAL ALLEGIANCE TO STABILISE COUNCIL

Saturday, 8 June 2013 12:53 p.m. by CityFirst Featured Popular

Sunday 9th June will see the first unveiling of a new non political allegiance in Christchurch to help stabilise the next city council. The brain child of Deputy Mayor Ngaire Button with full support from her fellow Shirley/Papanui council member Aaron Keown.

Alcohol policy will kill city

Alcohol policy 'will kill city'

Saturday, 8 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $100 million rebuild of The Strip in Christchurch is in jeopardy over a council proposal to force bars to shut earlier.

A city divided over drinking hours

A city divided over drinking hours

Saturday, 8 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A quick survey of nine Christchurch residents predictably showed younger people generally opposed the changes and older folk supported them.

Creeping vermin follow in quakes wake

Creeping vermin follow in quakes' wake

Saturday, 8 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Creepy crawlies coming forth from the darkness to stake a claim in earthquake damaged homes are running Christchurch pest control companies off their feet.

Port Hills red stickers to stay - mayor

Port Hills red stickers to stay - mayor

Saturday, 8 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Red stickers barring green-zoned Port Hills landowners from their homes will not be removed unless the Government steps in, Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker says.

More of central Christchurch accessible to public

More of central Christchurch accessible to public

Friday, 7 June 2013 9:49 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The cordon around Christchurch's earthquake-damaged central city has been further reduced on Friday.

Southern Response - progress report to May 2013

Southern Response - progress report to May 2013

Friday, 7 June 2013 9:13 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Celebrate Matariki at Packe St Park

Celebrate Matariki at Packe St Park

Friday, 7 June 2013 6:35 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Packe Street Park community gardens Time: June 16 10am-4pm Description: Celebrate Matariki (Maori New Year) at Packe Street Park. Lunch at 12 noon includes vegan soup and free range pork sausages. Earn your lunch. Come and lend a hand …

360 tonnes of hazardous waste to be collected from red zone homes

360 tonnes of hazardous waste to be collected from red zone homes

Friday, 7 June 2013 6:17 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Government expects to have collected about 360 tonnes of hazardous waste from red zone homes in Christchurch before they're demolished later this year.Environment Minister and Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery...

You did it! Pavilion to STAY!

You did it! Pavilion to STAY!

Friday, 7 June 2013 6:02 p.m. by GapFiller

New view as Colombo cordon lifted

New view as Colombo cordon lifted

Friday, 7 June 2013 4:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch people can explore another stretch of the city centre for the first time in more than two years.

New view as Colombo St cordon lifted

New view as Colombo St cordon lifted

Friday, 7 June 2013 4:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch people can explore another stretch of the city centre for the first time in more than two years.

Day 836 - Garlands Rd site gets a dash of paint

Day 836 - Garlands Rd site gets a dash of paint

Friday, 7 June 2013 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today, Mike and Sibash spent the day at 124 Garlands Rd, finishing off lots of small jobs.
The place is looking very tidy now. Next week a small shelter from the weather goes up.

Rebuild Zone cordon now removed north of Gloucester Street

Rebuild Zone cordon now removed north of Gloucester Street

Friday, 7 June 2013 3:16 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Another huge step has been taken in the progressive city cordon reduction project with the area north of Gloucester Street now open.

Safety dispute leaves residents in limbo

Safety dispute leaves residents in limbo

Friday, 7 June 2013 2:26 p.m. by Media3News

An elderly Christchurch woman says she just wants to be able to get on with her life.

Marryatt insists on insurance claim secrecy

Marryatt insists on insurance claim secrecy

Friday, 7 June 2013 2:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

Details of how Civic Assurance is dealing with the Christchurch City Council's huge insurance claim will be kept secret after its chair convinvced councillors that going public could jeopardise hundreds of millions of dollars.

Cathedral decision delayed

Cathedral decision delayed

Friday, 7 June 2013 1:30 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Anglican church leaders have delayed their decision on what will happen to the earthquake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral.

$500K for red-zone waste removal

$500K for red-zone waste removal

Friday, 7 June 2013 12:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has approved a further $500,000 towards the removal and disposal of hazardous waste from red-zoned homes.

Govt foots bill for hazardous clean-up

Govt foots bill for hazardous clean-up

Friday, 7 June 2013 12:24 p.m. by Media3News

An overflow of hazardous waste in Christchurch's red-zoned houses has forced the Government to double their contribution to the clean-up bill.

Advisory service continues good progress

Advisory service continues good progress

Friday, 7 June 2013 11:48 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

More funding for red zone hazardous waste disposal

More funding for red zone hazardous waste disposal

Friday, 7 June 2013 11:30 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Amy Adams | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Park Terrace – Delays Expected

Park Terrace – Delays Expected

Friday, 7 June 2013 11:08 a.m. by Transport4chch

Delays for vehicles are expected to increase on Park Terrace over the next two weeks due to roadworks on both Montreal Street and Rolleston Avenue.  This includes access to the Museum, ChristsCollege, and some entrances to the Botanical Gardens.

Swindlers not yet a concern in Canterbury

Swindlers not yet a concern in Canterbury

Friday, 7 June 2013 11:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

High estimates of fraud from Canterbury earthquake insurance claims and the rebuild could be overblown, says Serious Fraud Office boss Simon McArley.

Rolling Cordon Reduction Underway

Rolling Cordon Reduction Underway

Friday, 7 June 2013 10:31 a.m. by Transport4chch

The city centre red zone cordon will be progressively reduced over the next four weeks with a different area targeted each week.

Inquiry into EQC requests welcomed

Inquiry into EQC requests welcomed

Friday, 7 June 2013 10:16 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Cantabrians who have been waiting up to seven months for a response from the Earthquake Commission to their official information requests are welcoming the news of an inquiry.

ANZAC Drive – Road Closure – 10th June

ANZAC Drive – Road Closure – 10th June

Friday, 7 June 2013 9:50 a.m. by Transport4chch

 

Durham Street North – Lane Closure – 10th June

Durham Street North – Lane Closure – 10th June

Friday, 7 June 2013 9:19 a.m. by Transport4chch

Work will start at the Durham Street North/Kilmore Street intersection in the week beginning Monday 10 June 2013 and will continue for approximately two weeks.

Cathedral decision on hold

Cathedral decision on hold

Friday, 7 June 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Anglican Church's property trustees have decided to delay any further decision on the future of the Christ Church Cathedral.

Ombudsman to investigate EQC

Ombudsman to investigate EQC

Friday, 7 June 2013 5:30 a.m. by Media3News

The Ombudsman is going to investigate the way the Earthquake Commission handles Official Information Act requests about insurance claims.

The Truth Has Vindicated Me!

The Truth Has Vindicated Me!

Friday, 7 June 2013 1:09 a.m. by EQCTruths

I have just logged online from Europe and found the following story concerning EQC.  .  The EQC Truths blog broke the story about the massive delays processing OIA requests several months ago along with the tactics that EQC employs to prevent claimants from obtaining the information that rightfully belongs to them. 

EQC may get help to meet deadlines

EQC may get help to meet deadlines

Thursday, 6 June 2013 11:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government may call in other departments to help the Earthquake Commission with its "continued inability" to process official information requests on time.

Red Zone extension form changed.

Red Zone extension form changed.

Thursday, 6 June 2013 9:30 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CERA have updated the application form to be used for those applying for a Red Zone settlement extension.

EQC stonewalling on information sparks official investigation

EQC stonewalling on information sparks official investigation

Thursday, 6 June 2013 9:03 p.m. by LianneDalziel Featured Popular

The chief ombudsman, in conjunction with the privacy commissioner, is to launch an investigation into the Earthquake Commission’s handling of official information requests, Labour’s Earthquake Recovery spokesperson, Lianne Dalziel, revealed in Parliament today.

PlaceMakers new Hornby store opens

PlaceMakers new Hornby store opens

Thursday, 6 June 2013 8:54 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Christchurch builders, who have been counting down the days for the opening of PlaceMakers’ new, purpose-designed and built Hornby store, don’t have to wait any longer, with the store opening its doors yesterday, 5 June.

Pallet Pavilion saved by fundraiser

Pallet Pavilion saved by fundraiser

Thursday, 6 June 2013 5:43 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch's popular pop-up bar and entertainment venue, the Pallet Pavilion, has been saved from demolition.

Tower blocks slammed during quakes

Tower blocks 'slammed' during quakes

Thursday, 6 June 2013 4:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

Demolition work has started on a building that "slammed" into the Victoria Apartments during the Christchurch earthquakes.

EQC communication to be scrutinised

EQC communication to be scrutinised

Thursday, 6 June 2013 4:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Ombudsman will investigate the Earthquake Commission over its inability to comply with official information requests.

Educational workshop

Educational workshop

Thursday, 6 June 2013 3:00 p.m. by ArchitectureNow

An interactive and informative education workshop has been announced as a key part of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) conference to be held at Hilton Queenstown on 13 and 14 June 2013. For the first time, part of the conference will be dedicated to education and training in an effort to increase the number of people looking to become quantity surveying professionals.

EQC Emergency Repairs Not As Easy To Achieve As Mr Brownlee Seems to Think

EQC Emergency Repairs Not As Easy To Achieve As Mr Brownlee Seems to Think

Thursday, 6 June 2013 1:35 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Is Mr Brownlee getting the right information from his advisors?