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Day 755 - Rolleston co-op opens April 24

Day 755 - Rolleston co-op opens April 24

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 5:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

A meeting was held in Rolleston today to establish the 23rd distribution centre of the South Christchurch Fruit& Veggie Co-op CSFVC.

Rolleston
3/710 East Maddisons Rd, Rolleston
Co-op inquiries Angie Willense 347-3450, 021-120-4343
Wednesdays 2.45pm - 3.45pm
Open to anyone

Day 755 - another happy day at the co-op

Day 755 - another happy day at the co-op

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction





Calling the Constitutional Lawyers of New Zealand- we need your help once again in the red zone…

Calling the Constitutional Lawyers of New Zealand- we need your help once again in the red zone…

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 11:56 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

I was really impressed and heartened in late 2010 when a group of 27 constitutional law experts from all six New Zealand law faculties issued an open letter (See http://thestandard.org.nz/open-letter-on-the-cerra/) detailing concerns about the breadth of the proposed power to …

Applications open: EQC’s Biennial Grants Programme

Applications open: EQC’s Biennial Grants Programme

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 11:01 a.m. by GovtEQC

Green Frame Exhibition Night

Green Frame Exhibition Night

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 10:55 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

Green Frame Exhibition

Green Frame Exhibition

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 10:31 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

Check out Fatina Chan’s videos from the Green Frame Exhibition!

Precinct plan puts hotel hopes in limbo

Precinct plan puts hotel hopes in limbo

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 8:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels NZ wants to rebuild its Copthorne Hotel Christchurch Central on Victoria Square but is waiting on an official decision to allow that.

Precinct plan puts hotel hopes in limbo

Precinct plan puts hotel hopes in limbo

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 8:25 a.m. by MediaStuff

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels NZ wants to rebuild its Copthorne Hotel Christchurch Central on Victoria Square but is waiting on an official decision to allow that.

Christchurch silt could make residents sick

Christchurch silt could make residents sick

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 7:31 a.m. by Media3News

Many Christchurch homes are sitting on top of a health time bomb that could make occupants seriously sick over winter.

Resigned red zoners take the money and run

Resigned red zoners take the money and run

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A threatened rebellion against residential red zone offers has not transpired, but some Christchurch suburbs appear to be more defiant than others, new government figures show.

Set insurance firms a deadline, expert advises

Set insurance firms a deadline, expert advises

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government needs to follow Australia's lead and impose time limits to fast-track earthquake insurance claims, an insurance expert visiting Christchurch says.

Earthquake claim could be up to $300m

Earthquake claim could be up to $300m

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A decision on the former AMI Stadium's $48.4 million re-insurance feud has been reserved, but the total claim could be worth closer to $300m.

Culturally diverse St Albans to feature in TV doco

Culturally diverse St Albans to feature in TV doco

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 12:29 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

An Auckland-based media company wants to feature cultural diversity in St Albans as part of a television series and will be visiting the area in a few weeks time looking for interesting immigrants with tales to tell. Neighbourhood is a …

Notable omissions in stadium land grab

Notable omissions in stadium land grab

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 11:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

The fates of two high-profile sites within the central-city block earmarked for Christchurch's new 35,000-seat covered stadium are yet to be decided.

Resigned red zoners take the money and run

Resigned red zoners take the money and run

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 11:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

A threatened rebellion against residential red zone offers has not transpired, but some Christchurch suburbs appear to be more defiant than others, new government figures show.

Dangerous hills no deterrent for cyclists

Dangerous hills no deterrent for cyclists

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 11:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury cyclists are throwing caution to the wind and returning to the quake-ravaged Port Hills, despite many routes being off limits.

Roosevelt Avenue being worked on

Roosevelt Avenue being worked on

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:34 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

SCIRT is replacing the gravity wastewater main and laterals along a section of Roosevelt Avenue between Innes Road and Malvern Street and expects the work to be completed by mid April. Work is expected to commence on Saturday 23 March …

CERA - Another community issues and questions update

CERA - Another community issues and questions update

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:15 p.m. by avonsidechch

CERA has added more information to their answers to the following questions: What kind of information am I entitled to receive about my property? Once payment has been determined when can I expect to receive it? Residential Rebuild Plans Land Remediation The CERA Community Issues and Questions page is here. .

Full Moon / Equinox party at the Dance-O-Mat 27th March!

Full Moon / Equinox party at the Dance-O-Mat 27th March!

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:10 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Join us Wednesday 27th March 2013 6-8pm … bring along your favourite crowd-pleaser tracks or email kiwinic@gmail.com!!

Mar 19: Full Moon / Equinox party at the Dance-O-Mat 27th March!

Mar 19: Full Moon / Equinox party at the Dance-O-Mat 27th March!

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:10 p.m. by GapFiller

Join us Wednesday 27th March 2013 6-8pm … bring along your favourite crowd-pleaser tracks or email kiwinic@gmail.com!!

Median house price in St Albans tops $400,000

Median house price in St Albans tops $400,000

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 7:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The median house price in St Albans rose 26 per cent in the year ending February 2013 passing the $400,000 mark. Houses are selling well -more than 250 changed hands in one year – and selling faster (three and a …

Day 754 - 60 students

Day 754 - 60 students

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 7:06 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today 3 shifts of students turned up at 124 Garlands Rd to lend a hand. They were studing at Canterbury Universities 101 Earthquake course. 60 in all. Lots of them came from USA.

They dug a trench for services to go in for the new building. They also dug a trench for the stormwater drainage culvert to be cast into.

Also dug out where the outdoor undercover bit will go.

3 cubic meters of AP20 was then laid and compacted with a plate compactor.

The escavated loose soil ...

EQC will not appeal High Court “Boarding Houses” Judgment

EQC will not appeal High Court “Boarding Houses” Judgment

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 4:50 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Growth in the Market

Growth in the Market

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 11:57 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market continues to expand and grow as we move into autumn. Open every Saturday from 9.30 to 12.30 the local nature and community spirit of the market [...]

Christchurch kids begin quake study

Christchurch kids begin quake study

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 11:19 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Christchurch five-year-olds will be part of a three-year study to see they settle into primary school in the post-earthquake era.University of Canterbury researcher Annabel Carter from the School of Health Sciences has looked at...

Long road back for Sumner hairdresser

Long road back for Sumner hairdresser

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 8:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two years after losing her Sumner hairdressing salon in the February 2011 earthquake, Julie Harrington is back in business after an 18-month insurance nightmare and a lengthy commute from Northwood.

Long road back for Sumner hairdresser

Long road back for Sumner hairdresser

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 8:17 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two years after losing her Sumner hairdressing salon in the February 2011 earthquake, Julie Harrington is back in business after an 18-month insurance nightmare and a lengthy commute from Northwood.

Chchs rebuild kicking in - survey

Chch's rebuild kicking in - survey

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 7:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

Results from the latest MYOB Business Monitor, a national survey of more than 1000 small and medium-sized businesses, shows Christchurch businesses are the most optimistic, and are reporting stronger performances.

Timber buildings enhance wellbeing

Timber buildings enhance wellbeing

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

No hospital in New Zealand has been built out of timber, and the Christchurch rebuild was a "game-changer" according to a leading architect.

Christchurchs rebuild kicking in - survey

Christchurch's rebuild kicking in - survey

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

Results from the latest MYOB Business Monitor, a national survey of more than 1000 small and medium-sized businesses, shows Christchurch businesses are the most optimistic, and are reporting stronger performances.

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.