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School Closures Disappointing for Close Knit Communities

School Closures Disappointing for Close Knit Communities

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:34 a.m. by RebuildChristchurch Popular

Only two days out from the second anniversary of the February 22 earthquake, Christchurch principals, teachers, students and parents are once again facing emotional pressure, this time with the announcement of school closures.

MWH Recovery employs almost half Mainzeals Chch staff

MWH Recovery employs almost half Mainzeal's Chch staff

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:09 a.m. by PRNews Popular

 

NZ designed structural systems will help in the rebuild, UC experts say

NZ designed structural systems will help in the rebuild, UC experts say

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:07 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Two University of Canterbury (UC) structural engineers believe there is an opportunity for the Christchurch rebuild to raise the bar and lift the minimum acceptable performance of new buildings using New Zealand-designed structural systems.

Ian Simpson responds to CERA wellbeing survey

Ian Simpson responds to CERA wellbeing survey

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:54 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Wellbeing Survey reveals positive outlook

Wellbeing Survey reveals positive outlook

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:10 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Cantabrians’ positivity and resilience has shone through in the results of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s 2012 Wellbeing Survey, 

Corridors

Corridors

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 8:00 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

[Studio Christchurch Summer School 2013] ‘Corridors’ is an urban zipper, threading the green spaces of the Avon through the use of laneways to Saint Asaph Street. These new connections are created in the open spaces between existing buildings. Each corridor responds to the surrounding buildings’ programs, giving each one a unique identity. The aim is …

Southern Response offers cash

Southern Response offers cash

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 7:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

Crown-owned Southern Response is offering cash settlements at full replacement cost to customers, but only in certain circumstances.

Southern Response - new FAQs

Southern Response - new FAQs

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 7:19 a.m. by avonsidechch

 

Smartphones help in stricken city

Smartphones help in stricken city

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

As more people upgrade to smartphones there are growing fears that constant availability for work will destroy work-life balance. Maybe the question should really be how is it changing work? 

Quake-shattered tiles replicated

Quake-shattered tiles replicated

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

New Regent St's characteristic tile work has been almost fully restored after almost two months' work by a Christchurch firm.

Quake-shattered tiles replicated in heritage style

Quake-shattered tiles replicated in heritage style

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

New Regent St's characteristic tile work has been almost fully restored after almost two months' work by a Christchurch firm.

CTV site suggested for quake memorial

CTV site suggested for quake memorial

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

A nondescript piece of bare land near Latimer Square is surrounded by fences, with bunches of flowers hanging limply from one of them.

Insurers race the rebuild clock

Insurers race the rebuild clock

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 11:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

A third of the most badly quake-damaged homes in Canterbury have had their insurance claims settled, but insurers are facing huge work rates to meet ambitious building deadlines.

Insurers race the rebuild clock

Insurers race the rebuild clock

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 11:25 p.m. by MediaStuff

A third of the most badly quake-damaged homes in Canterbury have had their insurance claims settled, but insurers are facing huge work rates to meet ambitious building deadlines.

Day 726 - $1000 donation from Grey Power

Day 726 - $1000 donation from Grey Power

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 9:24 p.m. by addingtonaction

A nice cheque arrived in the mail today for $1000 from North Canterbury Grey Power. The money will be used to buy tools for fixing uninsured houses.

Thanks Grey Power

The Incompetent Insurance Verification Process

The Incompetent Insurance Verification Process

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 8:45 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Multi Dwelling Properties Still on Hold!!!

Multi Dwelling Properties Still on Hold!!!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 8:29 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Earthquake-prone buildings meeting tonight

Earthquake-prone buildings meeting tonight

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 6:48 p.m. by PRNews

Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson says a public meeting on proposals for changing the earthquake-prone building policy system will be held in Christchurch this evening.

School closures wrong move for rebuilding communities

School closures wrong move for rebuilding communities

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 6:47 p.m. by PRNews

 

Remembering 22 February 2011

Remembering 22 February 2011

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 5:52 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Canterbury rebuild sparks growth

Canterbury rebuild sparks growth

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 5:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury rebuild is dominating year on year growth according to an ANZ Bank regional trends survey.

NZs oldest police station closes

NZ's oldest police station closes

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 5:21 p.m. by Media3News

One of the oldest police stations in the country has closed it's cell's for the last time today.

Christchurch restaurant opens after insurance battle

Christchurch restaurant opens after insurance battle

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 5:05 p.m. by Media3News

Jonny Schwass has persisted with insurance issues for two years in his bid to get a new restaurant open in Christchurch.

Red zone empty property owners insurance dilema

Red zone empty property owners' insurance dilema

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 4:58 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Campbell Live is live from an empty section in Burwood, Christchurch with about 200 guests.

Our New Christchurch Earthquake Book – Responders

Our New Christchurch Earthquake Book – Responders

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 4:10 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

 

Customer satisfaction surveys

Customer satisfaction surveys

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 2:54 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

 

Over 100 architects visit Christchurch with Window Treatments NZ Ltd

Over 100 architects visit Christchurch with Window Treatments NZ Ltd

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 2:08 p.m. by PRNews Popular

100 architects from all over New Zealand will join 25 local Christchurch architects on for a tour of the CBD Rebuild Zone, the official opening of Window Treatments NZ Ltd’s new factory at 218 Main South Road, Sockburn, and the launch of an innovative new interior/exterior Securo roller blind.

Boarding houses are homes, court rules

Boarding houses are homes, court rules

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 2:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission could face millions of dollars in extra payouts after a High Court judge ruled it must provide cover to boarding houses.

In the media: Cash settlements preferred for land

In the media: Cash settlements preferred for land

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 12:50 p.m. by GovtEQC

What to do with your land damage payout

What to do with your land damage payout

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 11:58 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

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Contractor admits stealing from quake-damaged houses

Contractor admits stealing from quake-damaged houses

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 11:17 a.m. by Media3News

A red-zone worker who masqueraded as a contractor before robbing red-zoned houses has pleaded guilty to burglary.

Dance-O-Mat re-opening end of Feb!!!

Dance-O-Mat re-opening end of Feb!!!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 11:14 a.m. by GapFiller

Due to the demolition of Vero House next door, the Dance-O-Mat has had to be packed away.

Feb 22: Dance-O-Mat re-opening end of Feb!!!

Feb 22: Dance-O-Mat re-opening end of Feb!!!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 11:14 a.m. by GapFiller

Due to the demolition of Vero House next door, the Dance-O-Mat has had to be packed away. We’re really sorry but such is life in gap land. It will be back really, really soon … like by the end of February 2013 at a new location! The corner of Cashel Street and Oxford Terrace (where [...]

Orkney Street, Strowan

Orkney Street, Strowan

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 9:47 a.m. by FletcherEQR

Christchurch schools to rally against closures

Christchurch schools to rally against closures

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 9:19 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A rally against proposed Christchurch school closures and mergers is planned for this afternoon.Education Minister Hekia Parata announced that 12 schools would close and six would merge, including two schools merged at another site.Seven...

Cash settlements preferred for land

Cash settlements preferred for land

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 8:11 a.m. by MediaStuff

It will take 18 months to complete claim settlements on land damage for quake-damaged properties owned by residents in the wider Christchurch area, the Earthquake Commission says.

Trade Event to explain Collaborate Canterbury

Trade Event to explain Collaborate Canterbury

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 6:54 a.m. by collaboratecanty

A free breakfast trade event at the end of the month will help construction sector trades people understand the opportunity collaborating can bring to local businesses. Employing staff is not the only way to grow a business during the rebuild years and Collaborate Canterbury wants to help businesses understand the advantages of teaming up.

Teachers rally against closures

Teachers rally against closures

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

A rally against the Government's plans to shut Christchurch schools will be held this afternoon.

The fairytale bride: from ruins to altar

The fairytale bride: from ruins to altar

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

There is still a touch of fairytale to the marriage of earthquake survivor Emma Greenslade and her husband, Chris.

Self support notes for our Earthquake anniversary period.

Self support notes for our Earthquake anniversary period.

Monday, 18 February 2013 10:20 p.m. by PRNews Recommended Popular

The Anniversary

Southern Response - update on temporary accommodation issues

Southern Response - update on temporary accommodation issues

Monday, 18 February 2013 9:51 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 725 - roof painted

Day 725 - roof painted

Monday, 18 February 2013 9:22 p.m. by addingtonaction

An uninsured house in Aylmer St got its first touch of roof paint today to help seal roof leaks. The roof is made of zinc-alum which appears to be very brittle and has torn in the quakes. The nail holes have enlarged letting in water when it rains or snows. Many tubes of roofing sealant donated by Dulux were used.

Vacant land red-zoners fear penury

Vacant land red-zoners fear penury

Monday, 18 February 2013 9:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Some earthquake-hit Christchurch residents face bankruptcy if they accept a Government payout offer for their land, a group petitioning Parliament says.

Vacant land red-zoners fear bankruptcy

Vacant land red-zoners fear bankruptcy

Monday, 18 February 2013 9:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Some earthquake-hit Christchurch residents face bankruptcy if they accept a Government payout offer for their land, a group petitioning Parliament says.

Tears of happiness after school decision

Tears of happiness after school decision

Monday, 18 February 2013 5:16 p.m. by Media3News

There were tears of happiness at Yaldhurst School today, after they found out they are one of the 12 schools saved from closure.

Principal stunned after Ministry decision

Principal 'stunned' after Ministry decision

Monday, 18 February 2013 2:39 p.m. by Media3News

The principal of Burnside Primary is “stunned” with a Ministry decision to keep the school open.

Christchurch businesses need to team up to maximise their rebuild opportunity

Christchurch businesses need to team up to maximise their rebuild opportunity

Monday, 18 February 2013 2:00 p.m. by collaboratecanty Popular

The Canterbury rebuild is set to gain greater momentum this year and a new initiative will help businesses across New Zealand make the most of the opportunity.

Minister announces interim decisions for 31 schools in greater Christchurch

Minister announces interim decisions for 31 schools in greater Christchurch

Monday, 18 February 2013 12:04 p.m. by GovtMOE Featured Popular

Building the best schooling network in the country

Ministry of Education - Shaping Education [Live Stream]

Ministry of Education - Shaping Education [Live Stream]

Monday, 18 February 2013 9:00 a.m. by GovtMOE Featured Popular

The Minister Hekia Parata's announcement on Interim Decisions will be broadcast here at 12pm, 18 Feb 2013

Developer to fight $1m loss in court

Developer to fight $1m loss in court

Monday, 18 February 2013 7:52 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch red-zoner facing a million-dollar loss from a Crown compensation deal for his condemned land will fight the Government in court.

Developer to fight equity loss in court

Developer to fight equity loss in court

Monday, 18 February 2013 7:52 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch red-zoner facing a million-dollar equity loss from a Crown compensation deal for his condemned land will fight the Government in court.

World label making return to centre of Christchurch

World label making return to centre of Christchurch

Monday, 18 February 2013 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

 

Chch, how has your life changed?

Chch, how has your life changed?

Monday, 18 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

You'd have a tough job finding someone in Christchurch whose life hasn't changed since the earthquakes.

Private sites considered for quake memorial

Private sites considered for quake memorial

Monday, 18 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government is considering taking land to build Christchurch's earthquake memorial but is staying tight-lipped on where it will go.

What do I miss: Friday nights

What do I miss: Friday nights

Monday, 18 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

What I miss the most.

How has your life changed?

How has your life changed?

Monday, 18 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

You'd have a tough job finding someone in Christchurch whose life hasn't changed since the earthquakes.

Have you moved since the quakes?

Have you moved since the quakes?

Monday, 18 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Everyone reacted to the earthquakes differently.