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Manchester St fully reopens in Christchurch

Manchester St fully reopens in Christchurch

Sunday, 14 April 2013 8:07 a.m. by Media3News

A change to the cordon in Christchurch's central city means Manchester Street is fully open for the first time in more than two years.

War Memorial may be moved

War Memorial may be moved

Sunday, 14 April 2013 7:26 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

EQC staff failed to declare $25m contract conflict

EQC staff failed to declare $25m contract conflict

Sunday, 14 April 2013 7:07 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Confessions of a trainee academic

Confessions of a trainee academic

Sunday, 14 April 2013 12:27 a.m. by KrisV

 

Warning: Unsafe Electrical Wiring

Warning: Unsafe Electrical Wiring

Saturday, 13 April 2013 7:36 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Day 779 - Saturday working bee 3

Day 779 - Saturday working bee 3

Saturday, 13 April 2013 6:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

Earlier today the Saturday 9am working bee at 124 Garlands Rd got 3 jobs completed.

Christchurch’s Countess – Léontine de la Pasture

Christchurch’s Countess – Léontine de la Pasture

Saturday, 13 April 2013 2:52 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

To the inhabitants of colonial Nelson, Léontine, Countess de la Pasture, was the epitome of Victorian refinement and manners. To her husband, Gerard Gustavus Ducarel, the fourth Marquis de la Pasture, she was his beloved Lily, a virtuous and noble woman, who not only possessed great strength but generously opened her hand and her heart to the needy. Léontine’s presence was warmly embraced by the small, fledgling colonial society of Nelson. Her presence lent a sense of importance and class ...

Cordon reduction sees Manchester Street reopened

Cordon reduction sees Manchester Street reopened

Saturday, 13 April 2013 12:52 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

A temporary change to the cordon tonight sees Manchester Street open all the way through for the first time in over two years.

Bloggers site gets hammering

Blogger's site gets hammering

Saturday, 13 April 2013 7:34 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch residents have hammered an offshore website holding a leaked Earthquake Commission (EQC) email as lawyers debate the legal issues the saga raises.

Indoor sports centre reopens after quake

Indoor sports centre reopens after quake

Saturday, 13 April 2013 4:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

Another step in the recovery of sport in Canterbury occurred yesterday with the reopening of Wilding Park's indoor tennis centre.

Christchurch Airport keeps costs grounded

Christchurch Airport keeps costs grounded

Friday, 12 April 2013 11:32 p.m. by MediaStuff

The soon to be completed Christchurch International Airport's domestic terminal has been a "very complex" project but came in on budget despite unexpected delays and construction challenges.

Singapore firm major player in real estate

Singapore firm major player in real estate

Friday, 12 April 2013 11:32 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Singaporean company which has partnered with local firm Artmatic Holdings to build a worker village at Church Corner in Riccarton is a major player in engineering and integrated real estate in Southeast Asia.

Global investors eye rebuild options

Global investors eye rebuild options

Friday, 12 April 2013 11:32 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Global investors eye Christchurch rebuild

Global investors eye Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 12 April 2013 11:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch rebuild is attracting "huge" overseas investment interest, says rebuild boss Warwick Isaacs but he is not aware of any deal being nailed down.

Day 778 - Lianne Dalziel: Forget apology, just give the information

Day 778 - Lianne Dalziel: Forget apology, just give the information

Friday, 12 April 2013 10:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Lianne Dalziel: Forget apology, just give the information


By Lianne Dalziel, MP for Christchurch East

Most people I have spoken to about the massive privacy breaches at EQC have said that they wish they could receive a leak like that because they would know where they stand.

People are frustrated as anything that they cannot get information out of EQC. They ring up and are told that 'the file is with the Fletcher's Hub (EQR)', so they ring there and they say 'no we ...

Edgeware Village Green AGM

Edgeware Village Green AGM

Friday, 12 April 2013 9:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: St Albans Transitional Community Centre, 1047 Colombo Street Time: Sunday May 5, 2-4pm Description: AGM followed by a ploughman’s afternoon tea. Mary Rose (Earthquake Community Outreach Worker, Christchurch City Mission) is the guest speaker. There will also be a …

Homestays offer home comforts to workers

Homestays offer home comforts to workers

Friday, 12 April 2013 8:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Packing your bags and flying to the other side of the world is made a little easier when you have "another mother" waiting for you.

EQC whistleblogger no hero

EQC whistleblogger 'no hero'

Friday, 12 April 2013 5:52 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The Earthquake Commission has gone back to a judge over an injunction which has been ignored by a blogger.

Government defends Housing NZ payout

Government defends Housing NZ payout

Friday, 12 April 2013 5:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

Housing New Zealand (HNZ) has settled the largest single insurance payout in New Zealand history, but the Government is defending the fact it did not get more.

Canterbury housing repair timeframe reduced

Canterbury housing repair timeframe reduced

Friday, 12 April 2013 4:40 p.m. by MediaHerald

Housing New Zealand has reduced the timeframe for dealing with more than 5500 state homes damaged in the Canterbury earthquake after the approval of a $320 million insurance payout.Housing Minister Nick Smith said the repair and...

Day 778 - The misadventures of EQC

Day 778 - The misadventures of EQC

Friday, 12 April 2013 4:36 p.m. by addingtonaction



Korimiko Crescent, Diamond Harbour

Korimiko Crescent, Diamond Harbour

Friday, 12 April 2013 2:50 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

What our information breach means

What our information breach means

Friday, 12 April 2013 2:39 p.m. by GovtEQC Featured Popular

Housing NZ settles quake claims

Housing NZ settles quake claims

Friday, 12 April 2013 2:37 p.m. by Media3News

Housing New Zealand has settled its insurance claim over 5559 earthquake damaged houses in Canterbury.

Tourism industry welcomes return of Topdeck

Tourism industry welcomes return of Topdeck

Friday, 12 April 2013 12:38 p.m. by TourismChCh Popular

 

Apr 12: Giraffing Around

Apr 12: Giraffing Around

Friday, 12 April 2013 12:31 p.m. by GapFiller

 

Giraffing Around

Giraffing Around

Friday, 12 April 2013 12:31 p.m. by GapFiller

Tess Sheerin has finished her mural ‘Giraffing Around’ which is the second drawing from her ‘Creature Collective’ series, following on from ‘The Hope Bear’ (on the corner of Riccarton Road and Rotherham Street).   Tess says of her giant work ‘We have the potential to evolve into a unique, vibrant and creative city and I […]

Apr 11, 2013: Giraffing Around, 8 Liverpool St.

Apr 11, 2013: Giraffing Around, 8 Liverpool St.

Friday, 12 April 2013 12:31 p.m. by GapFiller

Giraffing Around was Tess Sheerin’s second mural in her ‘Creature Collective’ series, following on from ‘The Hope Bear’ (on the corner of Riccarton Road and Rotherham Street). Tess says of her giant work ‘We have the potential to evolve into a unique, vibrant and creative city and I feel that the unusual projects that have […]

Christchurch – A Congested City?

Christchurch – A Congested City?

Friday, 12 April 2013 9:27 a.m. by Transport4chch

 

Chinese very interested in key Christchurch project

Chinese 'very interested' in key Christchurch project

Friday, 12 April 2013 9:22 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

CERA website - what do you think of it?

CERA website - what do you think of it?

Friday, 12 April 2013 7:14 a.m. by avonsidechch

 

Raising a spiritual home for Christchurch

Raising a spiritual home for Christchurch

Friday, 12 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A 14.5-tonne framed window will be fitted into Christchurch's transitional cathedral next week.

Nation races to help autistic brothers

Nation races to help autistic brothers

Friday, 12 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

When the elderly mother of autistic middle-aged sons called out for help, Christchurch and New Zealand answered.

Council critics lash out while mayors away

Council critics lash out while mayor's away

Friday, 12 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A fiery attack on out-of-town mayor Bob Parker's leadership style has shattered the uneasy truce among Christchurch City councillors and exposed the deep rifts that still exist between some of the elected members.

Raising a spiritual home for Christchurch

Raising a spiritual home for Christchurch

Friday, 12 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

House sales take off as median rises 8.4pc

House sales take off as median rises 8.4pc

Friday, 12 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

House prices in Christchurch and Canterbury-Westland have again set records, and homes are selling faster than at any time in the last six years.

Councils struggle with building consents

Councils struggle with building consents

Friday, 12 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Statement From Rebuild Christchurch on EQC Truths Leaked info on www.rebuildchristchurch.co.nz

Statement From Rebuild Christchurch on EQC Truths Leaked info on www.rebuildchristchurch.co.nz

Thursday, 11 April 2013 11:46 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Featured Popular

Tonight EQC Truths has released publicly on an open website platform a downloadable version of the EQC spreadsheet that has details of 67,000 claiments and this includes details of addresses and other Private information. 

The Next Damning Revelation is Coming Soon!

The Next Damning Revelation is Coming Soon!

Thursday, 11 April 2013 11:38 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Rights around rebuild

Rights around rebuild

Thursday, 11 April 2013 10:46 p.m. by stalbanscommunity



Here it Is!

Here it Is!

Thursday, 11 April 2013 6:30 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Concept Plan of New Centre

Concept Plan of New Centre

Thursday, 11 April 2013 5:48 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

 

Key decisions from todays Council meeting Thursday 11th April 2013

Key decisions from today's Council meeting Thursday 11th April 2013

Thursday, 11 April 2013 5:34 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council met today (Thursday 11 April), with the key decisions made outlined below:

Minister must step up and support Canterbury University

Minister must step up and support Canterbury University

Thursday, 11 April 2013 4:49 p.m. by MeganWoods Popular

 

New workers village for Church Corner

New workers village for Church Corner

Thursday, 11 April 2013 4:01 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Christchurch camping ground is to be converted into a $10 million housing complex for 300 workers and displaced locals, just as a similar scheme is shelved over lack of demand.

Convene South offers chance to promote Christchurch

Convene South offers chance to promote Christchurch

Thursday, 11 April 2013 3:22 p.m. by TourismChCh Popular

 

Collaborate Canterbury - Choosing the right partner

Collaborate Canterbury - Choosing the right partner

Thursday, 11 April 2013 2:22 p.m. by collaboratecanty Popular

 

Lack of decent housing hits university roll

Lack of decent housing hits university roll

Thursday, 11 April 2013 1:49 p.m. by MeganWoods Popular

 

Christchurch rebuild confidence spreading - ANZ

Christchurch rebuild confidence spreading - ANZ

Thursday, 11 April 2013 12:50 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Day 777 - materials brought on site for Saturday

Day 777 - materials brought on site for Saturday

Thursday, 11 April 2013 12:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

This morning another load of 4 scoops of AP20 was brought onto the site at 124 Garlands Rd ready to use on Saturday by the volunteers.

Chch risks becoming a soulless city

Chch risks becoming a 'soulless city'

Thursday, 11 April 2013 10:10 a.m. by MediaThePress

A leading Christchurch landscape architect believes Christchurch is at risk of becoming a ''soulless city''.

Chch risks becoming a soulless city

Chch risks becoming a 'soulless city'

Thursday, 11 April 2013 10:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

A leading Christchurch landscape architect believes Christchurch is at risk of becoming a ''soulless city''.

Live Chat: Warwick Isaacs

Live Chat: Warwick Isaacs

Thursday, 11 April 2013 9:33 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Te Tohu o Tū Wānanga Taiaha

Te Tohu o Tū Wānanga Taiaha

Thursday, 11 April 2013 9:04 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Title: Te Tohu o Tū Wānanga TaiahaLink out: Click hereDescription: Taiaha is a traditional Māori weapon and Mau Rākau is the martial art that teaches the use of taiaha. This is an important Māori custom that is vital for us …

Homeowners can use OIA to get EQC info

Homeowners can use OIA to get EQC info

Thursday, 11 April 2013 8:48 a.m. by MediaStuff

Community Centre receives $500,000 from Earthquake Appeal Trust

Community Centre receives $500,000 from Earthquake Appeal Trust

Thursday, 11 April 2013 8:16 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Yesterday the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust announced that they were donating $500,000 towards the  rebuild of Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre.

Site decision deadline call for City Mall

Site decision deadline call for City Mall

Thursday, 11 April 2013 8:11 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch project management firm Apollo Projects wants the Government to set a deadline on property owner decisions for development of the retail precinct in City Mall.

EQC Truths and the Court injunction

EQC Truths and the Court injunction

Thursday, 11 April 2013 7:36 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Residents discuss Christ Church Cathedral options

Residents discuss Christ Church Cathedral options

Thursday, 11 April 2013 7:13 a.m. by MediaHerald

More than 200 people attended last night's public forum on options to replace the damaged Christ Church Cathedral.