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Day 773 - access road regraded

Day 773 - access road regraded

Sunday, 7 April 2013 7:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today the job was digging out the hole for the foundations for a radio mast and regrading the existing access road.

The Digger that had been hired for the weekend did all the hard work (in the hands of Mike - a novice first time digger driver so it went slowly).

Blair who is setting up the radio system asked for a 1m x 1m x 1m block of concrete to set the mast in. This will be boxed up and poured next Saturday with a 6m length of galvanised pipe set in it vertically.

Earlier ...

Claimant abandons case over rebuild payout

Claimant abandons case over rebuild payout

Sunday, 7 April 2013 11:11 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Court of Appeal challenge for a test case of how Southern Response determines rebuild payouts has been abandoned by the claimant.

New Update on Retrieving Information

New Update on Retrieving Information

Sunday, 7 April 2013 10:58 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Reblogged from EQC Truths: s expected, I have received a flood of requests from people, all of which I have managed to answer.  Unfortunately, some claims are not on the spreadsheet.  This is either because the claim has not progressed …

New Update on Retrieving Information

New Update on Retrieving Information

Sunday, 7 April 2013 7:07 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Getting access to the big EQC spread sheet

Getting access to the big EQC spread sheet

Sunday, 7 April 2013 5:34 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Remember the spread sheet that was accidently e-mailed out from EQC? Another copy was apparently leaked by an EQC staffer and sent to the blogger known as EQCTruths. Courtesy of EQCTruths and his/her legal advisers you can now obtain access to your entry on the spread sheet. Read all about it here. Thank you to the EQC employee who made this available. A brave and decent thing to do.

Christchurch Gondola Reopens after Earthquake

Christchurch Gondola Reopens after Earthquake

Saturday, 6 April 2013 10:29 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

 

Dallington Red Zone High Court decision

Dallington Red Zone High Court decision

Saturday, 6 April 2013 9:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The interim decision in the recent court case against Tower involving issues about repair v rebuild, and the red zoning of the area, has been released on-line. 

Council welcomes Earthquake Appeal Trust announcement

Council welcomes Earthquake Appeal Trust announcement

Saturday, 6 April 2013 8:13 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is warmly welcoming the Earthquake Appeal Trust's generous funding of $6.5 million for water attractions at the Council's planned recreation and sports centre in the eastern suburbs.

Daylight Savings end means tsunami warning testing

Daylight Savings end means tsunami warning testing

Saturday, 6 April 2013 8:08 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch's tsunami warning siren system will be tested at 11am this Sunday 7 April 2013, with the sirens sounding for one to two minutes.

Day 772 - the diggers

Day 772 - the diggers

Saturday, 6 April 2013 8:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

We got heaps done today on the Garlands Rd site. 6 bods turned up to work from 9am till 1pm.
Tim and Nick registered via the Student Volunteer Army website

The jobs done were
A rotating laser level on a tripod was used to work out the pipe invert levels. The council pipe at the boundary appears to be gone or it may just have been cut off nearer the road.

The sewer trench is 400mm wide so that plate compactor can be used on the gravel and top soil so the land is geologically ...

cathedralconversations.co.nz

cathedralconversations.co.nz

Saturday, 6 April 2013 7:05 p.m. by PRNews Popular

CanCERN Newsletter #78 - 5th April 2013

CanCERN Newsletter #78 - 5th April 2013

Saturday, 6 April 2013 6:58 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

AvON co-chairs urge minister to reconsider residential red zone policy

AvON co-chairs urge minister to reconsider residential red zone policy

Saturday, 6 April 2013 6:53 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON) is extremely disappointed at the policy forbidding interim use of residential red zone lands, and urges Minister Gerry Brownlee to reconsider.

Final total for flat land acceptances

Final total for flat land acceptances

Saturday, 6 April 2013 6:16 p.m. by GovtCera Featured

 

EQC breach reveals inconsistancy

EQC breach reveals inconsistancy

Saturday, 6 April 2013 4:22 p.m. by Media3News

A woman says EQC's privacy breach revealed she's been paid only 10 percent of what she should have been for the damage to her Linwood house.

EQC breach reveals inconsistency

EQC breach reveals inconsistency

Saturday, 6 April 2013 4:22 p.m. by Media3News

A woman says EQC's privacy breach revealed she's been paid only 10 percent of what she should have been for the damage to her Linwood house.

CCC Consultations – Have Your Say on the Coastal Pathway and the Christchurch City 3-Year plan

CCC Consultations – Have Your Say on the Coastal Pathway and the Christchurch City 3-Year plan

Saturday, 6 April 2013 4:21 p.m. by CoastalPathway

The Christchurch City Three Year Plan sets out what the council will do over the next three years, how much this will cost and where the money will come from.  

How to Get Your Information

How to Get Your Information

Saturday, 6 April 2013 4:16 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

How to Get Your Information   After consulting with my lawyers and Bryan Staples from Earthquake Services, I have created the following process for obtaining your information while protecting the privacy of all property owners.  

Repairs about to start at Christchurch Art Gallery

Repairs about to start at Christchurch Art Gallery

Saturday, 6 April 2013 1:58 p.m. by MediaHerald

Repairs are about to start at Christchurch Art Gallery.The Christchurch City Council is ready to call tenders from specialist contractors, the first for repairing the building foundations.Though the building performed well during...

Day 772 - Brownlee bars charity from red-zone site

Day 772 - Brownlee bars charity from red-zone site

Saturday, 6 April 2013 1:32 p.m. by addingtonaction


The Press

By Michael Wright

A charity recycling project set for Christchurch's residential red-zone is in limbo after the Government first demanded $20,000 in rent for the use of a condemned property, then decided the group could not use the land at all.

The started the last year, to put to good use items contractors and salvagers were removing from red-zoned properties.

CanCERN needed a storage base to keep salvaged items and jumped at the offer of a dou ...

Transport nightmare at port

Transport nightmare at port

Saturday, 6 April 2013 1:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's rebuild and the region's commodity export growth are a boon for Lyttelton port but the higher volumes are leading to what some describe as a transport nightmare portside.

Quirky roofs may rise again

Quirky roofs may rise again

Saturday, 6 April 2013 12:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Paul King wanted to resurrect the roof and ceiling from Nazareth House Chapel into an earthquake memorial.

Funding stoush looms over anchor projects

Funding stoush looms over anchor projects

Saturday, 6 April 2013 11:48 a.m. by MediaThePress

High-level negotiations are under way between the city council and the Government over who will pay for and who will own the anchor projects planned for Christchurch's new central business district.

Insurance Council welcomes ruling

Insurance Council welcomes ruling

Saturday, 6 April 2013 8:41 a.m. by Media3News

A court ruling that a Christchurch couple should be paid for the full replacement value of their red zoned home brings much needed clarity for insurers and property owners, the Insurance Council says.

Councillors eye options for vacant lot

Councillors eye options for vacant lot

Saturday, 6 April 2013 8:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council may seek development proposals for prime central-city land it owns in Welles St.

Cakes & Confectionery on High Street

Cakes & Confectionery on High Street

Friday, 5 April 2013 11:22 p.m. by LostChristchurch

Sandwiched between the White Hart Hotel and the Universal Boot Depot at 223 and 225 High Street, was the business founded by Mr James Freeman, pastry cook and caterer. After shopping at Messrs Strange and Co.’s establishment, the Christchurch shopper in 1906 could use the passage-way leading from there into the premises of James Freeman Ltd, where they could obtain ‘First-class Refreshments and Confectionery’. From 12 o’clock till 2 p.m, three courses served with tea or c ...

Critics slate bizarre new cathedral

Critics slate 'bizarre' new cathedral

Friday, 5 April 2013 10:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

Prominent British and Australian architecture critics have ridiculed plans for a modern Christ Church Cathedral, labelling one of the options "vulgar" and "bizarre".

Critics slate bizarre new cathedral

Critics slate 'bizarre' new cathedral

Friday, 5 April 2013 10:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

Prominent British and Australian architecture critics have ridiculed plans for a modern Christ Church Cathedral, labelling one of the options "vulgar" and "bizarre".

Awards for health volunteers

Awards for health volunteers

Friday, 5 April 2013 10:04 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Trauma release technique April 6

Trauma release technique April 6

Friday, 5 April 2013 9:53 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Update on Leak and How to Fight EQC

Update on Leak and How to Fight EQC

Friday, 5 April 2013 9:51 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Please explain, couple tell EQC

Please explain, couple tell EQC

Friday, 5 April 2013 9:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch couple want an explanation as to why they were paid only $8000 from EQC when the embattled organisation's own estimates of the damage to the home were over $80,000, according to the infamous leaked email.

Rental costs in St Albans up 39 per cent in 30 months

Rental costs in St Albans up 39 per cent in 30 months

Friday, 5 April 2013 9:28 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has issued a report on housing in Christchurch and found that shortage of accommodation consequent to the earthquakes is pushing up rental prices beyond those faced in Auckland. The highest increases have been …

Final total for flat land acceptances

Final total for flat land acceptances

Friday, 5 April 2013 8:05 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

All of the acceptances of the Crown’s Red Zone offer have now been received and checked, and a final number of expiries can now be confirmed.

Central Christchurch cordon reduced

Central Christchurch cordon reduced

Friday, 5 April 2013 4:20 p.m. by Media3News

The cordon in Christchurch's central city will shrink some more on Friday evening.

Colombo St partially reopened

Colombo St partially reopened

Friday, 5 April 2013 4:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's central city cordons will be reduced this evening.

Colombo St partly reopened

Colombo St partly reopened

Friday, 5 April 2013 4:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch's cordons will be reduced tonight.

Tower must replace red-zoned house

Tower must replace red-zoned house

Friday, 5 April 2013 3:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch couple appears to have won the battle to have their insurer rebuild their house, but lost the the war to give all red-zoners a similar deal.

Further cordon reduction today

Further cordon reduction today

Friday, 5 April 2013 3:51 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

 

Chch couple win in interim decision

Chch couple win in interim decision

Friday, 5 April 2013 3:24 p.m. by Media3News

The Chch couple who took their insurance company to court over the rebuild of their quake-damaged, red-zoned home have come out on top in an interim decision.

Step forward for art gallery repairs

Step forward for art gallery repairs

Friday, 5 April 2013 3:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

The tender process for repairing the Christchurch Art Gallery will start soon, but the iconic building will not be open for at least two years.

Labour backs full cathedral rebuild

Labour backs full cathedral rebuild

Friday, 5 April 2013 1:04 p.m. by Media3News

Labour is backing the full restoration of Christchurch Cathedral.

Angry EQC Employee Leaks Database to EQC Truths!!!

Angry EQC Employee Leaks Database to EQC Truths!!!

Friday, 5 April 2013 7:19 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Housing pressure on rise in Christchurch - report

Housing pressure on rise in Christchurch - report

Friday, 5 April 2013 5:44 a.m. by Media3News

Opposition parties are on the attack over a report into housing affordability in Canterbury.

Landslide in votes on Cathedral

Landslide in votes on Cathedral

Friday, 5 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The future of Christ Church Cathedral will not be decided by a "public vote" but the people's opinion could be "very persuasive" if one of the designs gets overwhelming support, Bishop Victoria Matthews says.

Time to pick up the pace on housing issues

Time to 'pick up the pace' on housing issues

Friday, 5 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has found significant problems within Christchurch's quake-pressured housing market and says both it and the private sector need to "pick up the pace" to help the city's recovery.

Landslide in votes might sway church

Landslide in votes might sway church

Friday, 5 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The future of Christ Church Cathedral will not be decided by a "public vote" but the people's opinion could be "very persuasive" if one of the designs gets overwhelming support, Bishop Victoria Matthews says.

Landslide in votes might sway church

Landslide in votes might sway church

Friday, 5 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The future of Christ Church Cathedral will not be decided by a "public vote" but the people's opinion could be "very persuasive" if one of the designs gets overwhelming support, Bishop Victoria Matthews says.

Time to pick up the pace on housing issues

Time to 'pick up the pace' on housing issues

Friday, 5 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has found significant problems within Christchurch's quake-pressured housing market and says both it and the private sector need to "pick up the pace" to help the city's recovery.

Quake affects womens eating habits

Quake affects women's eating habits

Thursday, 4 April 2013 7:52 p.m. by MediaHerald

Eating habits among Canterbury women became unhealthier after the earthquakes to cope with stress, a study has revealed.Canterbury University psychology expert Dr Roeline Kuijer said women who suffered post-traumatic stress after...

Earthquake Help

Earthquake Help

Thursday, 4 April 2013 6:21 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Update on EQC Truths’ Retirement

Update on EQC Truths’ Retirement

Thursday, 4 April 2013 6:15 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Public vote on Cathedral design

Public vote on Cathedral design

Thursday, 4 April 2013 5:40 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The public have until May to vote for their favourite of three Christ Church Cathedral redesigns

What the year may bring

What the year may bring

Thursday, 4 April 2013 4:49 p.m. by VolunteerArmy