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Memorial chairs to be flood-lit

Memorial chairs to be flood-lit

Thursday, 8 November 2012 2:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Flood lights are being installed to try and stop vandalism of the 185 Chairs earthquake memorial.

We are seeking volunteers for a study on the effects of the Canterbury earthquakes

We are seeking volunteers for a study on the effects of the Canterbury earthquakes

Thursday, 8 November 2012 2:07 p.m. by ChristchurchEQStudy Featured Popular

We are conducting a small research project to understand more about how people cope with very difficult experiences, such as the Christchurch earthquake sequence.

LUXCity – the Event

LUXCity – the Event

Thursday, 8 November 2012 1:04 p.m. by LuxCity Popular

LUXCity – Day 2 – Setup

LUXCity – Day 2 – Setup

Thursday, 8 November 2012 1:02 p.m. by LuxCity

 

LUXCity – Day 1 – setup + testing

LUXCity – Day 1 – setup + testing

Thursday, 8 November 2012 12:47 p.m. by LuxCity

 

LUXCity Sites – before

LUXCity Sites – before

Thursday, 8 November 2012 12:37 p.m. by LuxCity

ArtBox site a hive of industry

ArtBox site a hive of industry

Thursday, 8 November 2012 12:18 p.m. by ArtBox

 

CTV building utterly devastated - officer

CTV building 'utterly devastated' - officer

Thursday, 8 November 2012 12:18 p.m. by Media3News

A senior fire officer has told the CTV inquest the east side of the building was simply too crushed to attempt rescues.

CTV rescuers refused to take a break

CTV rescuers refused to take a break

Thursday, 8 November 2012 11:51 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch rescue crews urged to take a break from the earthquake response told bosses: "Get stuffed, this is our city".

Sign of the Takahe, Kiwi severely damaged

Sign of the Takahe, Kiwi severely damaged

Thursday, 8 November 2012 11:26 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Sign of the Takahe and Sign of the Kiwi will both require strengthening and repair work before they can reopen to the public.

Sumners Draft Master Plan available for community comment

Sumner's Draft Master Plan available for community comment

Thursday, 8 November 2012 11:23 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The final date for public submissions is 5pm on Wednesday 12 December 2012.

Temporary Linwood Service Centre re-opens

Temporary Linwood Service Centre re-opens

Thursday, 8 November 2012 10:20 a.m. by GovtCCC

The temporary service centre will have the same opening hours it did before its closure - from 9am-5pm on weekdays.

Land-damage claims wont hold up rebuild

Land-damage claims won't hold up rebuild

Thursday, 8 November 2012 7:56 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Land-damage claims should not delay the rebuild process, the Earthquake Commission and insurers say.

Red-zone clearance to accelerate next year

Red-zone clearance to accelerate next year

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 11:52 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The clearance of Christchurch's red-zoned suburbs is expected to accelerate next year as thousands of houses are approved for demolition.

Queries on Accommodation and Pay

Queries on Accommodation and Pay

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 7:37 p.m. by chchforreal Popular

While For Real Bus was on the road, we received a couple of queries about our training and employment programme here in Christchurch that we thought you’d also be interested in to know. 

Half truths about redevelopment work miss the point - HNZC

Half truths about redevelopment work miss the point - HNZC

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 4:00 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Recent comments about Housing New Zealand operations, particularly our redevelopments miss the point - we need more state housing where there is demand, and less where there isn't demand says General Manager, Asset Development , Sean Bignell.

EQC to settle land claims by end of 2014

EQC to settle land claims by end of 2014

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 3:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

EQC has promised to settle claims for land damage by the end of 2014 and will most likely pay out in cash because it is not feasible for them to repair the land for the owners, according to this 

CTV inquest: Rescue gear did not arrive until day after collapse

CTV inquest: Rescue gear did not arrive until day after collapse

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 3:16 p.m. by MediaHerald

Specialist search and rescue gear did not arrive at the CTV Building collapse site until the day after it came down, killing 115 people, an inquest was told today.

Repair grant for 80 homes

Repair grant for 80 homes

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 2:47 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Using diggers at CTV unacceptable

Using diggers at CTV 'unacceptable'

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 11:43 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

EQC Canterbury home repairs for the vulnerable

EQC Canterbury home repairs for the vulnerable

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 11:11 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

EQC has focused on prioritising home repairs for vulnerable people, so those most in need get help as soon as possible.

BCITO connects construction employers and career seekers

BCITO connects construction employers and career seekers

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 10:53 a.m. by PRNews Popular

As the demand for up to 30,000 construction workers in Christchurch picks up, the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) is connecting employers with eager career seekers.

Victims Voice rebuilds in Christchurch

Victims Voice rebuilds in Christchurch

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 10:51 a.m. by PRNews

Commissioners move to encourage new wood-burning technology

Commissioners move to encourage new wood-burning technology

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 10:43 a.m. by GovtECAN Featured Popular

Notice of Special General meeting

Notice of Special General meeting

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 10:38 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Enquires to coordinator@mpcc.org.nz or telephone 384-2160

Investigations into the earthquake impact on Christchurch’s pedestrian bridges

Investigations into the earthquake impact on Christchurch’s pedestrian bridges

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 10:15 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Many Christchurch pedestrian bridges were damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes and more than 50 percent of the bridges in the city will need to be repaired.

UC researching Canterbury hospitals’ collective resilience following earthquakes

UC researching Canterbury hospitals’ collective resilience following earthquakes

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 10:13 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

A University of Canterbury (UC) researcher is looking at all the hospitals in Canterbury to determine their collective resilience as a network during the earthquakes.

A third of quake claims paid out

A third of quake claims paid out

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 9:52 a.m. by Media3News

Insurance claims for Canterbury earthquakes are about a third of the way through with $10.8 billion paid out.

Pay rates rise as rebuild takes off

Pay rates rise as rebuild takes off

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 6:37 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Claims on land settled by 2014 - EQC

Claims on land 'settled by 2014' - EQC

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

All Christchurch land damage claims will be settled by the end of 2014, the Earthquake Commission (EQC) says.

Papanui Interagency Community Meeting

Papanui Interagency Community Meeting

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 9:29 p.m. by stalbanscommunity



Day 621 - Volunteers come from New Jersey despite Hurricane Sandy

Day 621 - Volunteer's come from New Jersey despite Hurricane Sandy

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 8:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Addington Action has a 5 year lease from the Chistchurch City Council for land at 124 Garlands Rd, Opawa to have a base to operate out of to fix for free uninsured homes in South Christchurch. The lease is $1 per year.

Emily Hoffman, Logan Hoffman and Clint Ussher now based in Christchurch were joined by 11 volunteers from New Jersey, USA to put up a 2m high tin fence for Addington Action earlier today.

They all came from a .

They were Bev Beauchamp, Keith Brewer, Leslie Bea ...

Review of Special Amenity Areas

Review of Special Amenity Areas

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 6:28 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Central City Living zones review

Central City Living zones review

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 6:28 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Promoting resilience in the face of adversity

Promoting resilience in the face of adversity

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 3:45 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

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CTV inquest: Smoke was pouring out of gaps

CTV inquest: 'Smoke was pouring out of gaps'

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 3:22 p.m. by MediaHerald

Firefighter Manu Clarkson told the CTV inquest today he was inside a narrow void in the collapsed building when aftershocks struck and he was yelled at to get out.

Engineer came close to victim

Engineer came close to victim

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 3:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

An engineer believes he came within five metres of a survivor trapped in the Canterbury Television (CTV)  building who was not rescued.

study finds liquefaction caused far more damage than the shaking

study finds liquefaction caused far more damage than the shaking

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 3:12 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

A year-long University of Canterbury (UC) students’ study has found liquefaction caused far more damage than ground movement in the Christchurch earthquakes.

Change Venue AMI/Southern Response Meeting

Change Venue AMI/Southern Response Meeting

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 3:07 p.m. by FerrymeadBrookhaven Popular

Dear Residents,

New Council funding to support Central City projects

New Council funding to support Central City projects

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 2:37 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Two new funds to support the recovery of Christchurch's Central City have opened for applications.

Dulles Place, Papanui

Dulles Place, Papanui

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 1:48 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

Asset-Based Community Development Workshop

Asset-Based Community Development Workshop

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 1:15 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Strong communities and well connected local neighbourhoods are important as we look to recover.

Nov 5: Concrete Propositions (#24)

Nov 5: Concrete Propositions (#24)

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 12:58 p.m. by GapFiller

On Saturday 10 November, Melbourne-based artist Ash Keating created Concrete Propositions, a huge, abstract painting on a Worcester Street wall revealed by demolition.   Created by firing paint from fire extinguishers onto a concrete wall, Concrete Propositions is presented by Gap Filler and Christchurch Art Gallery.   Keating is a Melbourne born and based contemporary [...]

Fire Service not prepared for quakes - officer

Fire Service not prepared for quakes - officer

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 11:15 a.m. by Media3News

An inquest into the CTV building collapse following the February quake has heard the Fire Service wasn't prepared for the building collapse

Shirley Intermediate - Geoff Siave

Shirley Intermediate - Geoff Siave

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 10:23 a.m. by ChristchurchVoices Popular

Fire Service not prepared for CTV disaster

Fire Service not prepared for CTV disaster

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 9:57 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Fire Service was not prepared to deal with an emergency like the Canterbury Television (CTV) collapse and little has changed since, an inquest has heard.

IAG to confirm overcap claims by December 20

IAG to confirm overcap claims by December 20

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 7:32 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular



Portable toilets disappearing from Christchurch

Portable toilets disappearing from Christchurch

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 7:19 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch is farewelling the roadside portable toilet as the city's sewage systems return to normal following last year's earthquake.

IAG gives rebuild, repair deadline

IAG gives rebuild, repair deadline

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Insurer IAG will complete its rebuild or repair programme by December 2015, the company told about 120 customers at the first of three meetings for policyholders in Christchurch last night.

Artist distraught at crass attacks on quake memorial

Artist distraught at crass attacks on quake memorial

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

An earthquake memorial has been repeatedly trashed, its creator says.

Portable loos flush into history

Portable loos flush into history

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Once a common sight on Christchurch roadsides, the portable toilet is almost extinct.

Third round of community consultation – 23 & 24 October

Third round of community consultation – 23 & 24 October

Monday, 5 November 2012 10:26 p.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

 

Call to dump kerb tanks

Call to dump kerb tanks

Monday, 5 November 2012 10:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

East Christchurch community leaders are calling for the city's kerbside sewage dump stations to be dumped.

New Brighton residents want regeneration

New Brighton residents want regeneration

Monday, 5 November 2012 9:56 p.m. by MediaStuff

A master plan to regenerate the New Brighton Mall should include saltwater pools, more shelter from the chilly easterly wind and better pedestrian links to walkways, residents say.

Day 620 - $15,000 software donation

Day 620 - $15,000 software donation

Monday, 5 November 2012 8:57 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today, Addington Action received a software donation from . The software is 10 user licences for their Enterprise Edition of SalesForce which normally costs US$15,000 per year.

The software has been customised so that it is useful for a non profit community group carrying out quake recovery work. The software will enable Addington Action to keep track of the several thousand people it has been assisting, tracking the assistance jobs underway, and keeping their contact details up to date.< ...

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