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Tearing up the town

Tearing up the town

Sunday, 31 March 2013 6:41 a.m. by MediaStuff

The man who revealed embarrassing EQC leaks says he's not a fighter by nature, but, as he tells Martin van Beynen, he's sick of how Christchurch's quake victims have been treated.

Maps of lateral spreading and other earthquake effects in Avonside

Maps of lateral spreading and other earthquake effects in Avonside

Saturday, 30 March 2013 9:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Courtesy of a blog reader I have discovered a Tonkin & Taylor report on lateral spread in the Avonside Area. The full title is Appendix M: Avonside study area – lateral spreading. The EQC website is currently closed however you can download it from here. On the same website, but this page here, is more geotechnical information arising from the Liquefaction Vulnerability Study (mentioned on the

Christchurch CBD frozen in time

Christchurch CBD frozen in time

Saturday, 30 March 2013 11:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

A videogame arcade with its roof fractured to the sky, a pub with glasses still hanging neatly above the bar and a sign promoting the Rugby World Cup 2011.

Day 765 - assessing homes for free repairs

Day 765 - assessing homes for free repairs

Saturday, 30 March 2013 10:52 a.m. by addingtonaction

Dianne Fitzgerald is now in charge of assessing all uninsured homes that need free repairs.

The recent monthly meeting of Addington Action voted that Dianne be in charge and she will be hand picking a team from amoung Addington Action members to assist her in this task.

All existing homes currently underway for repair or on the waiting list will be visited by Dianne over the coming months and given a priority ranking. The homes will then be fixed in that order by the repair crew. A ...

Repair option gives way to grass

Repair option gives way to grass

Saturday, 30 March 2013 8:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $32-million hotel in the heart of the Christchurch CBD will be bought by the Government and demolished to make way for grassland in what operators and owners say is a waste of money and opportunity.

Payout may be Australasias biggest

Payout may be Australasia's biggest

Saturday, 30 March 2013 8:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch's stalled insurance claim "is potentially the largest ever in Australasian history", new information reveals.

Green dreams for river red zone

Green dreams for river red zone

Saturday, 30 March 2013 7:55 a.m. by MediaStuff

A network of citizen groups have a thousand dreams for the residential red zone along the Avon River. WILL HARVIE walks the zone to see what it might look like if Cera and the Government permit the dreamers to act.

Advocacy service for quake claims mooted

Advocacy service for quake claims mooted

Saturday, 30 March 2013 6:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

A voluntary register where people can give details of the status of their post-quake insurance claims may be set up by the Christchurch City Council.

Engineers to face tougher regulations

Engineers to face tougher regulations

Saturday, 30 March 2013 6:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

Engineers are going to be more stringently regulated as a result of the CTV building collapse.

Zoning kills price - valuers

Zoning kills price - valuers

Saturday, 30 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Government policy, not the earthquakes, has made land in Christchurch's residential red zone almost worthless, valuers say.

Red-zoner wants to stay put

Red-zoner wants to stay put

Friday, 29 March 2013 11:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

An elderly woman would rather "go to Heaven" than face leaving her home of almost 70 years, which is now in the red-zone.

Red-zoner wants to stay put

Red-zoner wants to stay put

Friday, 29 March 2013 11:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

An elderly woman would rather "go to Heaven" than face leaving her home of almost 70 years, which is now in the red-zone.

Tuesday deadline on offers

Tuesday deadline on offers

Friday, 29 March 2013 11:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

Nearly 300 red-zoners have not accepted a Crown offer of compensation for their land with just three days until the offer expires.

Repair option gives way to grass

Repair option gives way to grass

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

A $32-million hotel in the heart of the Christchurch CBD will be bought by the Government and demolished to make way for grassland in what operators and owners say is a waste of money and opportunity.

Payout may be Australasias biggest

Payout may be Australasia's biggest

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch's stalled insurance claim "is potentially the largest ever in Australasian history", new information reveals.

Red zone shrinks as barriers come down

Red zone shrinks as barriers come down

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's central city red zone is a little smaller after the opening of some of the barricades.

Glass sculpture complex given the all clear

Glass 'sculpture' complex given the all clear

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

Plans for a $100 million sculptural glass complex for Christchurch's Triangle Centre site have been given the go-ahead.

Glass sculpture complex given the all clear

Glass 'sculpture' complex given the all clear

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

Plans for a $100 million sculptural glass complex for Christchurch's Triangle Centre site have been given the go-ahead.

New CBD building to be demolished

New CBD building to be demolished

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

The first inner-city building to emerge in post-earthquake Christchurch will be demolished despite the Government suggesting it would remain.

New CBD building to be demolished

New CBD building to be demolished

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

The first inner-city building to emerge in post-earthquake Christchurch will be demolished despite the Government suggesting it would remain.

Zoning kills price - valuers

Zoning kills price - valuers

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Government policy, not the earthquakes, has made land in Christchurch's residential red zone almost worthless, valuers say.

Red zone cordon relaxed to let students in

Red zone cordon relaxed to let students in

Friday, 29 March 2013 6:01 p.m. by MediaHerald

The cordon around Christchurch's red zone has been relaxed to allow tertiary students into the city centre next week.The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) last night reduced the cordon on Hereford St and upper High...

Freezing of EQCs email unprecedented

Freezing of EQC's email 'unprecedented'

Friday, 29 March 2013 5:23 p.m. by MediaHerald

The government's freezing of EQC's email system is unprecedented for an entire organisation, an IT expert says.Gerry Brownlee has put the Earthquake Commission's computer system in lock down after a second security breach was uncovered...

BNZ now offers loans and insurance for new TC3 homes

BNZ now offers loans and insurance for new TC3 homes

Friday, 29 March 2013 4:49 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Bank of New Zealand now provides a full package of home loans and insurance for newly built homes in all Christchurch locations, except the red zone. This includes newly built TC3 homes. “This is the first time we’ve been …

Blues views

Blue's views

Friday, 29 March 2013 1:47 p.m. by KrisV

Oh, hai there :)

Thanks for dropping by. As you can see, I really like the new pad - especially the deck. I think the humans have done rather well.

But, I have to tell you, there have been some strange things going on lately. Firstly, mum spent ages putting up all these little marker flags on the walls & ceilings, and then she got grumpy at me when I proved to be awesome at catching them. I liked the ones halfway up the wall... they were especially fun.

I'm not entirely ...

Gap Filler’s Hidden Talent Show

Gap Filler’s Hidden Talent Show

Friday, 29 March 2013 11:17 a.m. by GapFiller

Got a special talent to share with the world? Can you play the spoons? Do a magic trick? Impersonate a celebrity? Well have we got the event for you. Enter Gap Filler’s Hidden Talent Show at the Pallet Pavilion on Saturday April 13 to share your talent with the world AND go in the running [...]

Mar 28: Gap Filler’s Hidden Talent Show

Mar 28: Gap Filler’s Hidden Talent Show

Friday, 29 March 2013 11:17 a.m. by GapFiller

Got a special talent to share with the world? Can you play the spoons? Do a magic trick? Impersonate a celebrity? Well have we got the event for you. Enter Gap Filler’s Hidden Talent Show at the Pallet Pavilion on Saturday April 13 to share your talent with the world AND go in the running [...]

Day 764 - fruit & veggie orders

Day 764 - fruit & veggie orders

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:16 a.m. by addingtonaction

There are 408 orders from 18 of the 22 CSFVC distribution centers for fruit and veggie packs next week. These will be packed and distributed on Wednesday 3 April.

   1 Addington Action
11 Addington School
25 Burnham
  6 Comcare Addington
28 Discovery
28 Eureka St
  0 Hoon Hay Presbyterian
  0 Kidsfirst Selwyn St
37 Manuka Cottage
50 Opawa Baptist
27 Parker St
22 Reformed Church in Hornby
11 Riccarton Community Church
  ...

Part of Christchurch cordon to be lifted

Part of Christchurch cordon to be lifted

Friday, 29 March 2013 6:44 a.m. by Media3News

The cordon in Christchurch's central city rebuild zone will be reduced today.

Council sells building to preschool for $1

Council sells building to preschool for $1

Friday, 29 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors have voted to sell an earthquake-prone building it owns in Farrington Ave to the Bishopdale Community Preschool for $1.

Historic copper dome mystery unsolved

Historic copper dome mystery unsolved

Friday, 29 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Police have had to concede defeat in an investigation into the disappearance of a historic copper dome which toppled off a building in the February 2011 earthquake.

Anchor projects may change - Marryatt

Anchor projects may change - Marryatt

Friday, 29 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Some changes to the scope of the anchor projects outlined in the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan could be on the cards.

Minister thanks greater Chch schools for their feedback

Minister thanks greater Chch schools for their feedback

Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:00 p.m. by GovtMOE Popular

 

EQC and the Cochroach Effect

EQC and the Cochroach Effect

Thursday, 28 March 2013 10:42 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

One salient feature of EQC is what I informally term the “cockroach effect”.  When you find a cockroach and kill it, you know that the house has twenty other cockroaches that you did not see.   You can apply the same principle to other vermin such as mice or rats.    

$2.7 million granted to central city heritage landmarks

$2.7 million granted to central city heritage landmarks

Thursday, 28 March 2013 10:35 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Christchurch City Council has approved $2.7 million for the repair and strengthening of the Christchurch Club and the former Trinity Congregational Church.  Both buildings were seriously damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes.

Day 763 - Living Wage Campaign

Day 763 - Living Wage Campaign

Thursday, 28 March 2013 10:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

A Living Wage Campaign is soon to be launched in Christchurch. This is a minimum wage campaign, or an attempt to change legislation. The campaign starts with a question: if someone works full time, isn’t it reasonable they should earn enough to be able to look after their family and participate fully in society?

The living wage is the wage necessary for them to do that.  The campaign invites employers to ensure the living wage for all their staff and contractors. Internationally, ci ...

BNZ now providing home loans and insurance for newly built TC3 homes

BNZ now providing home loans and insurance for newly built TC3 homes

Thursday, 28 March 2013 9:38 p.m. by BNZbank Featured Popular

 

Chief Executive of the Insurance Council on various things

Chief Executive of the Insurance Council on various things

Thursday, 28 March 2013 9:30 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Red-zoners face uncertain future

Red-zoners face uncertain future

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:41 p.m. by Media3News

A few Christchurch homeowners will spend the Easter break deciding whether to go or stay in the red zone.

Cordon reduction opens up further access to CBD

Cordon reduction opens up further access to CBD

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:12 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

A reduction tomorrow in the Rebuild Zone cordon will allow increased access into central Christchurch, including Avonmore Tertiary Institute for its opening to students on Tuesday.

New EQC privacy breach revealed

New EQC privacy breach revealed

Thursday, 28 March 2013 4:50 p.m. by MediaHerald

Details of a new privacy breach involving the Earthquake Commission has been revealed in Parliament today. Labour's earthquake commission spokeswoman Lianne Dalziel revealed in question time today that EQC sent another email to...

EQCs IT systems frozen

EQC's IT systems frozen

Thursday, 28 March 2013 4:50 p.m. by MediaHerald

All emails and information technology systems have been frozen at the Earthquake Commission tonight in a drastic move to stop privacy breaches.Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee put his foot down to stop further...

Another EQC privacy breach revealed in Parliament

Another EQC privacy breach revealed in Parliament

Thursday, 28 March 2013 3:20 p.m. by Media3News

Labour Party MP Lianne Dalziel has revealed another EQC privacy breach.

Vacant, uninsured improved or commercial properties in the flat land residential red zone

Vacant, uninsured improved or commercial properties in the flat land residential red zone

Thursday, 28 March 2013 2:42 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

If you accept the offer of 50% of the RV land value for your land in the residential red zone, you will not be prevented from bringing judicial review proceedings against the Chief Executive of CERA or the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery and/or arguing that you should have been paid %100 of the 2007 Rating Valuation.

Mar 27: Rock on Eastside!

Mar 27: Rock on Eastside!

Thursday, 28 March 2013 2:06 p.m. by GapFiller

An outdoor lounge/come artspace on the corner of Linwood Avenue and Aldwins Road, on the Eastside. Inspired by a tour of inner city gap sites 8 local high school students from Youthtown’s GapFiller-supported afterschool programme took three sessions to plan, clear and prepare the site.  With a helping hand from Canterbury University students one Saturday [...]

Mar 27, 2013: Rock on Eastside.

Mar 27, 2013: Rock on Eastside.

Thursday, 28 March 2013 2:06 p.m. by GapFiller

Rock on Eastside was an outdoor lounge and artspace on the corner of Linwood Avenue and Aldwins Road. Inspired by a tour of inner city gap sites, 8 local high school students from Youthtown’s Gap Filler-supported afterschool programme created the site, with a helping hand from some Canterbury University students. The space was brought to life […]

Mix It Up Design Competition Delivers Outstanding Ideas for the Village

Mix It Up Design Competition Delivers Outstanding Ideas for the Village

Thursday, 28 March 2013 2:01 p.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

The Mixed Use Ideas Design Competition has provided Peterborough Village with stunning ideas for the regeneration of the village.

Northlands mall value marked down

Northlands mall value marked down

Thursday, 28 March 2013 1:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

The owners of Northlands Shopping Centre have marked down the mall's value again - this time to $205.5 million because of earthquake repair costs.

Day 763 - progress on mobile field kitchen

Day 763 - progress on mobile field kitchen

Thursday, 28 March 2013 12:16 p.m. by addingtonaction

The Spreydon Heathcote Community board last year gave a grant of $2,000 to buy kitchen equipment for feeding the troops.

A lot of cunning buying on Trademe has resulted in
All this would have cost a lot more new that $2,000. There is still about $1,000 left so will keep looking on Trademe for restauraunts and cafes closing down to get some good kit.

A whole lot of good kitchen pots and pans has been rescued from the tip and cleaned up.

Will need to get stainless benches, ...

Day 763 - technical help offered with Garlands Rd base

Day 763 - technical help offered with Garlands Rd base

Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:56 a.m. by addingtonaction

Since the recent announcement about delays in opening the depot at 124 Garlands Rd, generous offers of help have been made and accepted.
Individual staff at the council have also been very helpful sorting out the the practical details of a future sewerage connection. The trench for the sewer line has been partially dug by University Students and needs to be checked and extended.

Red-zoners out of time

Red-zoners out of time

Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

Nearly 300 red-zoners have not accepted a Crown offer of compensation for their land with just two working days until the offer expires.

VIP has a lot to offer Christchurch

VIP has a lot to offer Christchurch

Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:16 a.m. by Franchisingexpo.co.nz

EQC Easter opening hours

EQC Easter opening hours

Thursday, 28 March 2013 10:37 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Email recipient accuses EQC of fraud

Email recipient accuses EQC of fraud

Thursday, 28 March 2013 7:57 a.m. by Media3News

The man who last week received private details on homeowners' earthquake claims has accused the EQC of fraud.

EQCs police complaint bullying

EQC's police complaint 'bullying'

Thursday, 28 March 2013 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

The man at the centre of the EQC privacy bungle says the email containing details of 98,000 claims is in his email account trash bin and he is seeking the legal green light to retrieve it and use it in a $700,000 claims battle with...

New EQC privacy breach

New EQC privacy breach

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:35 a.m. by Media3News

The Earthquake Commission is under more fire following revelations of another privacy breach.

EQC staff laugh off email sent out in error

EQC staff laugh off email sent out in error

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Canterbury family claim EQC staff treated another privacy breach "like a joke", after they were sent sensitive claim information of another family in Christchurch.

EQC to review confusing text

EQC to review confusing text

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Days after apologising for a massive privacy breach, the Earthquake Commission (EQC) has been forced to admit it has been sending out misleading information to homeowners eligible for cash settlements.

Uninsured resident starts from scratch

Uninsured resident starts from scratch

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Tom Bestor counts himself among the luckiest of an unlucky group of Christchurch red-zoners.