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Reinsurer says Christchurch a unique situation

Reinsurer says Christchurch a unique situation

Friday, 15 November 2013 11:14 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The complexity of issues surrounding the Canterbury earthquakes means one of the world's largest reinsurers has only paid out a quarter of what it owes to New Zealand insurers.

Over 1700 foreign workers given jobs on quake rebuild

Over 1700 foreign workers given jobs on quake rebuild

Friday, 15 November 2013 8:47 a.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

RSA building waiting for approval

RSA building waiting for approval

Friday, 15 November 2013 12:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A decision on whether to approve plans for the new RSA headquarters in central Christchurch should be made next week.

Rebuild worker leaves over accommodation

Rebuild worker leaves over accommodation

Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:30 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Jose Martin arrived in Christchurch in September last year to work in the rebuild. Now the Filipino carpenter is leaving New Zealand before the end of his two-year contract with Leighs Construction.

Rebuild expected to peak in 2015

Rebuild expected to peak in 2015

Thursday, 14 November 2013 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Most of those living in Canterbury expect the rebuild to reach its peak in 2015, while the bulk of Kiwis living elsewhere think the peak could occur a year later in 2016.

Christchurch City Council supports collection for Philippines

Christchurch City Council supports collection for Philippines

Thursday, 14 November 2013 6:49 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Residents who want to donate to the Red Cross Appeal to help the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines can do so at Christchurch City Council service centres, libraries and recreation centres.

Christchurch trams make a comeback

Christchurch trams make a comeback

Thursday, 14 November 2013 5:52 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's iconic trams are back on the rails for the first time since the earthquakes.

Good news for Mike Bush

Good news for Mike Bush

Thursday, 14 November 2013 5:52 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Today Campbell Live was able to give Mike some very good news.

Fantastic investment in Christchurch Schools..

Fantastic investment in Christchurch Schools..

Thursday, 14 November 2013 4:38 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

 

Lack of communication hindering rebuild - report

Lack of communication hindering rebuild - report

Thursday, 14 November 2013 4:33 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Trams return to Christchurch

Trams return to Christchurch

Thursday, 14 November 2013 4:33 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's iconic trams will begin ferrying locals and tourists around the CBD from today.

Emmett Street – one way northbound between Orontes St & Shirley Rd – affects bus route

Emmett Street – one way northbound between Orontes St & Shirley Rd – affects bus route

Thursday, 14 November 2013 4:04 p.m. by Transport4chch

A one way closure is installed on Emmett St between Orontes St and Shirley Rd.

BNZ Amazing Place wins top exhibitor prize at A&P Show

BNZ Amazing Place wins top exhibitor prize at A&P Show

Thursday, 14 November 2013 2:54 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

CERA’s BNZ Amazing Place exhibition has been crowned the supreme champion trade exhibitor of the year at the 151st Canterbury A&P Show.

Edgeware Road/Cranford Street intersection closed – 8pm-6am; 17-21 Nov – Bus stop closures and detours

Edgeware Road/Cranford Street intersection closed – 8pm-6am; 17-21 Nov – Bus stop closures and detours

Thursday, 14 November 2013 2:35 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Works on Edgeware/Sherborne/Cranford Intersection (including the Cornwall St/Edgeware Rd intersection commence on Sunday 17th November and run through to 21 November (subject to change dependent on conditions).

Chch schools $1b spend revealed

Chch schools $1b spend revealed

Thursday, 14 November 2013 2:21 p.m. by Media3News

 

More than 80 per cent of classrooms in greater Christchurch will be modernised by 2022

More than 80 per cent of classrooms in greater Christchurch will be modernised by 2022

Thursday, 14 November 2013 2:05 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Christchurch Rebuild Market Updates?

Christchurch Rebuild Market Updates?

Thursday, 14 November 2013 12:35 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Brilliant news! CERA has just won an award at the A&P show for the amazing place schools competition which actually really is one of the most awesome competitions that has engaged the young people of Canterbury in the Rebuild and given them a way to express positively the change we are experiencing. It was the brain child of Matthew Hooton who is doing quite a bit of work with the CCDU.

Cup Day – Riccarton Races – Saturday 16 November – plan your journey to avoid delays

Cup Day – Riccarton Races – Saturday 16 November – plan your journey to avoid delays

Thursday, 14 November 2013 12:04 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Race-goers intending to drive to the Riccarton Races for Cup Day on Saturday 16 November are advised that the main public vehicle entrance is via Steadman Road.

Blurred roles lead to repair delays

Blurred roles lead to repair delays

Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch street and sewer repairs risk being disrupted by "limited involvement" from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera), an Auditor-General report says.

CTV accountability inadequate

CTV accountability 'inadequate'

Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

Building Minister Maurice Williamson says he finds it unacceptable the man whose firm designed Christchurch's deadly CTV building has not been held to account.

Public Notice: Land Taken for Bus Interchange - Christchurch City

Public Notice: Land Taken for Bus Interchange - Christchurch City

Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:44 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

BNZ Amazing Place wins top exhibitor prize at A&P Show

BNZ Amazing Place wins top exhibitor prize at A&P Show

Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:01 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

CERA’s BNZ Amazing Place exhibition has been crowned the supreme champion trade exhibitor of the year at the 151 Canterbury A&P Show.

Public Notice: Land Taken for The Frame - South - Christchurch City

Public Notice: Land Taken for The Frame - South - Christchurch City

Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:54 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

 

Final deadline for Cook Strait earthquake claims.

Final deadline for Cook Strait earthquake claims.

Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:44 a.m. by GovtEQC

New land worries derail Port Hills rebuild

New land worries derail Port Hills rebuild

Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:03 a.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Limbo on High- after 998 days…….

Limbo on High- after 998 days…….

Thursday, 14 November 2013 9:41 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for days – (since Feb 2011)

Anzac Drive between Pages Road and Breezes Road  – off peak closures next week

Anzac Drive between Pages Road and Breezes Road – off peak closures next week

Thursday, 14 November 2013 8:46 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that off-peak road closure will be in place on Anzac Drive (SH74) between Pages Road and Breezes Road from Monday 18 November. The road will be closed in the following periods: Monday – Friday -  9am-4pm …

Soleares Ave Update

Soleares Ave Update

Thursday, 14 November 2013 7:07 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Earthquake issues complexity delays insurance

Earthquake issues complexity delays insurance

Thursday, 14 November 2013 5:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

The complexity of issues surrounding the Canterbury earthquakes means one of the world's largest re-insurers has only paid out a quarter of what it owes to New Zealand insurers.

Researchers look at how citys animals coped with quakes

Researchers look at how city's animals coped with quakes

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 8:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

How animals and their owners coped with the Canterbury earthquakes is being researched.

Research into citys quake pets

Research into city's quake pets

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 8:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

How animals and their owners coped with the Canterbury earthquakes is being researched.

Cunliffes recovery criticism ridiculous

Cunliffe's recovery criticism 'ridiculous'

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 7:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

A war of words has broken out between Labour's leader and the man in charge of the $40 billion earthquake recovery.

EQC asks court to plug leak on blog

EQC asks court to plug leak on blog

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 6:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) leaks blogger ignored a court order preventing publication of 83,000 confidential client details, commission lawyers say.

Disaster Capitalism on Rentals?

Disaster Capitalism on Rentals?

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 5:54 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Insurance industry adjusts to a new normal

Insurance industry adjusts to a new normal

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 5:31 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release KPMG

CERA: Chch rebuild has turned a corner

CERA: Chch rebuild has 'turned a corner'

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 2:54 p.m. by Media3News Popular

CERA says insurers need to pick up the pace

CERA says insurers need to pick up the pace

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 1:23 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Community Board appoints chair

Community Board appoints chair

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 1:12 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The position does not necessarily to go the top vote winner on voting day -which was Aaron Keown. Mike was fourth, but has a background as a manager.

A & P Show- Please use designated entrances for A & P Show to minimise delays

A & P Show- Please use designated entrances for A & P Show to minimise delays

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 1:00 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

For specific travel information getting to the A&P show. 

Post-quake rate of serious stomach bugs increased 14-fold

Post-quake rate of serious stomach bugs increased 14-fold

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 11:22 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The rate of serious stomach bugs in Christchurch increased 14-fold in the month after the 2011 earthquake, a Canterbury University researcher has found.

Start on inquiry into EQC

Start on inquiry into EQC

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 11:13 a.m. by MediaThePress

A partner at KPMG has been asked to find out whether the Earthquake Commission misled Cabinet minister Gerry Brownlee and the auditor-general about its customer satisfaction survey.

Sutton: Pick up pace on claims

Sutton: Pick up pace on claims

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 10:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance companies are falling behind targets set for a completion of all work by December 2016.

Quake repairs not fast enough says Sutton

Quake repairs 'not fast enough' says Sutton

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 12:52 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) says private insurers have settled less than half their residential claims and need to pick up the pace if all claims are to be settled by 2016.

Edgeware/Cranford intersection night repairs

Edgeware/Cranford intersection night repairs

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 11:21 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Detours will be signposted. Supervalue customers will need to use Edgeware Road and Cornwall Street. Access to the BP station will be from Cranford Street.

Ridgecrest v IAG – Supreme Court

Ridgecrest v IAG – Supreme Court

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 9:34 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

The Supreme Court has granted leave to Ridgecrest New Zealand Ltd to appeal the Court of Appeal decision in its claim against IAG New Zealand Ltd in this short decision.  The case is about the ability of the insured to recover up to the sum insured for each earthquake event under the insurance policy  notwithstanding 

Thinking inside the Square

Thinking inside the Square

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 6:50 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 Cathedral Square has always been controversial. Over the years, it has changed many times.

Import barrier raises building materials cost

Import barrier raises building materials cost

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New Zealanders are paying more for building materials because our rules forbid the wider public good being taken into account when imposing duties on imports.

Mt Pleasant Annual Pottery Exhibition

Mt Pleasant Annual Pottery Exhibition

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 2:07 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

For more information see Art Exhibition sumner

Iconic Christchurch trams back on track

Iconic Christchurch trams back on track

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 12:40 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Christchurch Trams have returned to the heart of the city. Yesterday, one tram was transported from storage in Ferrymead into its city centre home at Cathedral Junction. It will be parked temporarily at Cathedral Square. More trams will move during the week. It is hoped they will be in service on Show Day (Canterbury Anniversary day) Friday 15 November.

Quirky, weird toy shop opens in Sumner

Quirky, weird toy shop opens in Sumner

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 12:30 p.m. by PRNews Popular

There’s a new toy shop coming to Sumner. You can’t buy toys there. In fact you can’t buy anything there. But CPIT art tutor Henry Sunderland says the unusual items in the Sumner Art Window will bring some cheer to people who stop to have a look.

Amazing Place Finalists - Years 12 &13 - Thirteen

Amazing Place Finalists - Years 12 &13 - Thirteen

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 10:41 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

 

Amazing Place Finalists - Years 12 &13 - Team Library

Amazing Place Finalists - Years 12 &13 - Team Library

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 10:41 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Central Library by Ryan Joseph, Ben Chai and Chen Chang of Middleton Grange School.

CPIT students ripe with talent

CPIT students 'ripe' with talent

Monday, 11 November 2013 10:27 p.m. by CPIT Popular

A strait-jacket showing the frustration of insomnia and artworks made from quake-damaged homes are among works from CPIT’s Bachelor of Design students opening November 12 in the atrium. RIPE, an exhibition of the best works from students specialising in applied visual art, multi-media design and visual communication, will be on display until November 21 at CPIT as part of the Creative Festival.