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National Portrait - Earths rumblings a fascination for scientist Dr Ken Gledhill

National Portrait - Earth's rumblings a fascination for scientist Dr Ken Gledhill

Saturday, 3 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

If you had to paint a picture of the archetypical scientist, you'd come up with an image of Dr Ken Gledhill: deeply woolly, untamed grizzly white beard, spectacles, fleecy jerkin.

Goughs sell building to Dotcom lawyer

Goughs sell building to Dotcom lawyer

Friday, 2 December 2016 7:03 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Kim Dotcom's lawyer has bought a heritage building in central Christchurch from the Gough family at a discounted price.

Calls for faster action on 900 quake-prone buildings in Christchurch

Calls for faster action on 900 quake-prone buildings in Christchurch

Friday, 2 December 2016 5:37 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The North Canterbury earthquake has triggered renewed calls for faster action on earthquake-prone buildings, despite new laws designed to speed up the process.

Tensions run high as anger over central Christchurch roading nears boiling point

Tensions run high as anger over central Christchurch roading nears boiling point

Thursday, 1 December 2016 8:15 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An "emotional" road works meeting of 100 Christchurch business owners grew fiery this week, amid claims constant alterations are driving away customers and hurting turnover.

Calls for faster action on quake-prone buildings

Calls for faster action on quake-prone buildings

Thursday, 1 December 2016 6:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

The North Canterbury earthquake has triggered renewed calls for faster action on earthquake-prone buildings, despite new laws designed to speed up the process.

Fix Fasten

Fix Fasten

Thursday, 1 December 2016 2:47 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Freedom Furniture to open new Christchurch store

Freedom Furniture to open new Christchurch store

Thursday, 1 December 2016 10:05 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Freedom Furniture is to reopen in Moorhouse Avenue, the street where it was based before the Christchurch earthquakes.

Christchurch rebuilding- St Asaph Street Roadworks…

Christchurch rebuilding- St Asaph Street Roadworks…

Thursday, 1 December 2016 8:59 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

I have been watching the new road works proceeding in St Asaph Street with some horror.  Not only is the new High Street entry from Madras Street damn dangerous (you have a constant stream of one way traffic behind you …

Mass road works drive away Christchurch businesses customers

Mass road works drive away Christchurch businesses' customers

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 8:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Central Christchurch business owners have taken a swipe at constant large-scale road works, blaming the projects for driving away customers and stunting their growth.

New shops and bankers move into Christchurchs Cashel St

New shops and bankers move into Christchurch's Cashel St

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 7:57 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Retailers are battling paperwork and earthquakes as they work to open their doors in central Christchurch's BNZ Centre.

Next weeks Lotto profits to go to Kaikoura earthquake relief efforts

Next week's Lotto profits to go to Kaikoura earthquake relief efforts

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 3:11 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

All profits from next Saturday's Lotto draw are being sent to Kaikoura to help with quake relief efforts.All profits from the Lotto, Powerball and Strike draw on Saturday December 10 will be donated to the Kaikoura/Hurunui earthquake...

Tower- Financial issues- Sue now and collect $$ soon

Tower- Financial issues- Sue now and collect $$ soon

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 8:29 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Here is a link to Tower’s 29 November 2016 announcement to the market about its $21.5M loss for the year to 30 September 2016 and its intent to try to separate out its Canterbury earthquake liabilities into a Ru off company.  It says that it has 564 claims unsettled in Canterbury for which it has made a gross provision of $149M.  It says of this 564 there are 311 that are complex and challenging.  The provision works out at $264,000 per claim.  Seems a bit low to me.  It is also uncertain ...

EQC- Earthquake numbers

EQC- Earthquake numbers

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 8:02 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

EQC expects 50,000 claims from the Kaikoura earthquake(s).  It has received about 10,000 so far.  EQC received more than 460,000 claims for 166,000 buildings in Canterbury.  EQC says it has about 5000 failed remedial work claims to deal with.  EQC says that it has 3647 land claims to settle in Canterbury.  It says it has resolved 49,000 land claims so far.  Resolved to EQC means EQC has paid what it think it owes.  The Crown has not received any payments from EQC for land damage to red zone land ...

Mona Vale Homestead opens its doors

Mona Vale Homestead opens its doors

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 8:55 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

After nearly two years of meticulous repair and restoration work, the picturesque Mona Vale Homestead reopened this morning.

New Brighton wants its old whale and new hot pools

New Brighton wants its old whale and new hot pools

Monday, 28 November 2016 8:48 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New Brighton residents love their old concrete whale, but want new hot pools and playground equipment.

Grand scheme to heat Christchurch city a total failure

Grand scheme to heat Christchurch city a 'total failure'

Monday, 28 November 2016 5:21 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Delays in building Christchurch's anchor projects have been cited as a reason why Christchurch will no longer get a district energy scheme.

Historic Mona Vale homestead reopens after $3.2m repair and restoration

Historic Mona Vale homestead reopens after $3.2m repair and restoration

Monday, 28 November 2016 2:47 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A much-loved and important part of Christchurch's heritage has reopened following a painstaking two-year, $3.2 million restoration and repair.

Business waits years for quake damage to neighbours to be fixed…

Business waits years for quake damage to neighbours to be fixed…

Monday, 28 November 2016 8:05 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Oh dear, my infamy continues. A well-balanced report by Rachel Graham  A Christchurch Reporter, discussing the issue of abandoned and unrepaired buildings.  It is rather topical at the moment due to the “slow train wreck” that is the Wellington CBD.  …

Making sense of the Avon red zone

Making sense of the Avon red zone

Sunday, 27 November 2016 12:56 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

It could be a third, a third and a third, he says. The 430 hectare Avon residential red-zone could be a third public green space, a third flood management projects, and a third the flashy housing developments which would help pay for the rest.

$85 MILLION HOTEL AND CARPARK DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCED

$85 MILLION HOTEL AND CARPARK DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCED

Saturday, 26 November 2016 12:07 a.m. by peterboroughvillage Featured Popular

More good news for the central city of Christchurch and the tourism industry with confirmation of plans for a new $85million dollar hotel and carpark development in Peterborough Street.

Lessons being learnt from Canterbury

Lessons being learnt from Canterbury

Friday, 25 November 2016 11:30 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Hon Gerry Brownlee

Guidance on non-structural building elements

Guidance on non-structural building elements

Friday, 25 November 2016 11:26 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

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Safety Potentially Compromised in Wellington Buildings

Safety Potentially Compromised in Wellington Buildings

Friday, 25 November 2016 11:08 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Invisible energies, virtual realities unleashed

Invisible energies, virtual realities unleashed

Friday, 25 November 2016 11:05 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Release: Christchurch Art Gallery

Remedial work in Canterbury remains a priority

Remedial work in Canterbury remains a priority

Friday, 25 November 2016 10:29 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Kaikoura - a very different earthquake

Kaikoura - a very different earthquake

Friday, 25 November 2016 9:52 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

MORE SUPPORT NEEDED FOR QUAKE-HIT COMMUNITIES, RED CROSS SAYS

MORE SUPPORT NEEDED FOR QUAKE-HIT COMMUNITIES, RED CROSS SAYS

Thursday, 24 November 2016 2:12 p.m. by RedCross Popular

Marlborough residents face lengthy spell in damaged homes

Marlborough residents face lengthy spell in damaged homes

Thursday, 24 November 2016 12:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Homeowners in southern Marlborough could face up to two years before they are back living in repaired or rebuilt homes after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake last Monday.

Henderson interests buy Sol Square

Henderson interests buy Sol Square

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 8:01 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Buyers linked to bankrupt property developer David Henderson have bought Sol Square in central Christchurch.

No disabled access to new store

No disabled access to new store

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 6:49 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Shoppers in wheelchairs or pushing prams will have to wait until next year for upstairs access to Christchurch's new ANZ Centre shops.

Wellington edition of Shaky Town Blues,  a guide to abandoned and derelict buildings. Part 191

Wellington edition of Shaky Town Blues, a guide to abandoned and derelict buildings. Part 191

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 3:24 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

How to survive being surrounded by derelict Buildings and Fencing in the Christchurch CBD especially written for Wellington Retailers,  How to cope with Derelict and Abandoned buildings, red stickering etc and what to expect! This is a survival guide for …

Nurses Memorial Chapel to be restored

Nurses Memorial Chapel to be restored

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 1:56 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch’s historic Nurses Memorial Chapel will be restored and strengthened, in time for its reopening as part of the country’s WWI centenary commemorations.

CHRISTMAS AT RE:START MALL

CHRISTMAS AT RE:START MALL

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 7:45 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Popular

Release: RE::START

Don’t Write-off Kaikōura as a Holiday option

Don’t Write-off Kaikōura as a Holiday option

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 6:56 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Date Tuesday November 22, 2016

Local state of emergency extended

Local state of emergency extended

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 6:52 p.m. by CivilDefence Popular

The local state of emergency that has been in place in Canterbury for the past week has been extended for another seven days.

Call for action on Christchurchs derelict sites

Call for action on Christchurch's derelict sites

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 6:39 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch businesspeople have renewed calls to make landowners tidy wasteland sites to keep the city recovering.

First tenants move into Arts Centres old Boys High building

First tenants move into Arts Centre's old Boys High building

Monday, 21 November 2016 5:53 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's Arts Centre will reach another milestone on Monday when the first tenants open their doors in the former Boys High building.

Making an EQC Claim What you Need to Know

Making an EQC Claim What you Need to Know

Monday, 21 November 2016 5:42 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

Building inspections and EQC claims in Kaikoura

Building inspections and EQC claims in Kaikoura

Monday, 21 November 2016 5:41 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

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St Martins Community Centre opens its doors

St Martins Community Centre opens its doors

Monday, 21 November 2016 3:11 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Built in just six months, the single-storey community centre on the corner of Wades Ave and Wilsons Rd boasts a striking brick-lined hallway that is flanked on one side by the St Martins Voluntary Library and on the other side by a spacious community hall.

Spark restores connectivity for the South Island

Spark restores connectivity for the South Island

Monday, 21 November 2016 3:05 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Spark has now completed the process of restoring the communications services that were affected by last Sunday’s earthquake. The vast majority of customers with Spark mobile, broadband and landline connections should find that they are now able to use their communications services in the way that they were able to before Sunday night’s quake.

Long or strong, get gone

Long or strong, get gone

Monday, 21 November 2016 2:55 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

If it’s long, or strong, get gone – that’s the message from Civil Defence around tsunami evacuation after an earthquake.

A week of volunteering: Overview of the UC Student Volunteer Army Earthquake Response

A week of volunteering: Overview of the UC Student Volunteer Army Earthquake Response

Monday, 21 November 2016 2:40 p.m. by VolunteerArmy Popular

A week of volunteering: Overview of the UC Student Volunteer Army Earthquake Response to date

Kaikoura Update 20 November, 2016

Kaikoura Update 20 November, 2016

Monday, 21 November 2016 2:38 p.m. by CivilDefence Popular

Kaikoura Update 20 November, 2016

Earthquake Pains continue…part 190

Earthquake Pains continue…part 190

Sunday, 20 November 2016 9:36 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Ah, and so it begins again…  The “powers that be” begin to repeat the same mistakes that they made here in Christchurch.   It starts with a lack of consultation and a lack of communication… I feel the pain of …

Four gastro cases in Waiau, North Canterbury

Four gastro cases in Waiau, North Canterbury

Saturday, 19 November 2016 7:47 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

Four gastro cases in Waiau, North Canterbury

South Island highways update – 19 November 2016

South Island highways update – 19 November 2016

Saturday, 19 November 2016 7:43 p.m. by CivilDefence Popular

South Island highways update – 19 November 2016

Kaikoura Earthquake Media Release #14 2130hrs 18/11/16

Kaikoura Earthquake Media Release #14 2130hrs 18/11/16

Saturday, 19 November 2016 7:31 p.m. by CivilDefence Popular

Kaikoura Earthquake Media Release #14 2130hrs

Kaikoura Emergency Access Road remains closed

Kaikoura Emergency Access Road remains closed

Saturday, 19 November 2016 7:30 p.m. by CivilDefence Popular

Press Release: Civil Defence Emergency Management

Bill English says spending pressures were mounting before the earthquake

Bill English says spending pressures were mounting before the earthquake

Saturday, 19 November 2016 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Finance Minister Bill English is moving to lower expectations of a windfall in the Government's books ahead of new forecasts, saying spending pressures even before this week's earthquake have been building up."There will be significant...

Tsunami threat real in 7.8 quake and aftershocks

Tsunami threat real in 7.8 quake and aftershocks

Friday, 18 November 2016 7:22 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Kaikoura earthquakes: Update 5pm 18/11/16

Kaikoura earthquakes: Update 5pm 18/11/16

Friday, 18 November 2016 5:29 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

A 24/7 earthquake support line has been set up. If you need support or are concerned about how the earthquakes are affecting you or you whanau call 0800 777 846 for advice.

The effects of the quakes on your staff: What happens when we can’t work?

The effects of the quakes on your staff: What happens when we can’t work?

Friday, 18 November 2016 5:18 p.m. by PRNews Popular

by Michael Hempseed

Jane Bowron: Civil Defence is helping ourselves

Jane Bowron: Civil Defence is helping ourselves

Friday, 18 November 2016 3:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

It's a fine line between hysteria and calm common sense living under the aftermath and threat of quakes. There's plenty of blame to be apportioned – how successive governments and local bodies have consistently sided with business, rather than go for the building of a strong intergenerational infrastructure.