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A Word of Warning From Christchurch Quantity Surveyor

A Word of Warning From Christchurch Quantity Surveyor

Monday, 23 March 2015 4:04 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

 

Pop up container village puts spotlight on worker accommodation shortage

Pop up container village puts spotlight on worker accommodation shortage

Monday, 23 March 2015 3:45 p.m. by RoyalWolf Popular

Shipping container specialists Royal Wolf are constructing a pop up container village in the heart of Christchurch to highlight the urgent need for worker accommodation during the rebuild. 

New Zealand Seismic Monitoring Sites

New Zealand Seismic Monitoring Sites

Monday, 23 March 2015 3:08 p.m. by GovtEQC

Seismics and the City 2015: Creating a Greater Christchurch

Seismics and the City 2015: Creating a Greater Christchurch

Monday, 23 March 2015 3:08 p.m. by PRNews

Seismics and the City 2015 cross sector forum focusing on the post-quake recovery process, progress, problems and solutions, will be held in Christchurch on Friday 27 March.

REGIONAL SCIENCE AND INNOVATION CENTRE (RSIC) CONTRACT AWARDED

REGIONAL SCIENCE AND INNOVATION CENTRE (RSIC) CONTRACT AWARDED

Monday, 23 March 2015 1:48 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

The University of Canterbury has agreed to award a contract to Fletcher Construction to carry out the construction of stage one of its Regional Science and Innovation Centre (RSIC).

Desire for the Gap, building community after disaster in Christchurch

Desire for the Gap, building community after disaster in Christchurch

Monday, 23 March 2015 12:03 p.m. by GapFiller

This article, written by our Chair, Dr Ryan Reynolds (who is also one of our co founders) was first published in “Once in a lifetime” and was recently published in Australia’s Axon Journal. 

A stunning post-quake rebuild

A stunning post-quake rebuild

Monday, 23 March 2015 11:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

Daryl and Tara Hewitt's ultimate house is perched high on the hillside in Christchurch's seaside suburb of Redcliffs. The location, like the house, is spectacular. "They say you have to build four houses before you get it right," says Daryl, surveying House Number 4 with a satisfied gaze.

Alan Reay faces disciplinary hearing over CTV building declaration

Alan Reay faces disciplinary hearing over CTV building declaration

Monday, 23 March 2015 8:58 a.m. by MediaStuff

The man whose company engineered the Canterbury Television (CTV) building will this week be subject to a disciplinary hearing over his membership in the industry's professional body.

ROAD WORKS: Hagley Avenue and Grove Road starting Monday 23 March

ROAD WORKS: Hagley Avenue and Grove Road starting Monday 23 March

Monday, 23 March 2015 8:52 a.m. by Transport4chch

As part of  travel network changes, road surface reconstruction (removal and replacement) works will begin today 23 March at

ROADWORKS: Hagley Avenue and Grove Road starting Monday 23 March

ROADWORKS: Hagley Avenue and Grove Road starting Monday 23 March

Monday, 23 March 2015 8:52 a.m. by Transport4chch

As part of An Accessible City travel network changes, road surface reconstruction (removal and replacement) works will begin today 23 March at Grove Road / Moorhouse Avenue intersection and Hagley Avenue (between Moorhouse Avenue and St Asaph Street). Traffic will …

ROADWORKS: Hagley Avenue and Grove Road

ROADWORKS: Hagley Avenue and Grove Road

Monday, 23 March 2015 8:52 a.m. by Transport4chch

As part of An Accessible City travel network changes, road surface reconstruction (removal and replacement) works started on Monday March 23 at Grove Road / Moorhouse Avenue intersection and Hagley Avenue (between Moorhouse Avenue and St Asaph Street). Traffic will …

Fair Insurance Code 2016– where to now?

Fair Insurance Code 2016– where to now?

Monday, 23 March 2015 6:15 a.m. by avonsidechch

The revised Fair Insurance Code has yet to be ratified. It is to be considered at the ICNZ AGM some time this month and “there may be minor adjustments” to the Code. One wonders what “minor” might allow by way of changes.

Cash settlements in the news

Cash settlements in the news

Sunday, 22 March 2015 8:02 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

You may have recently read about IAG’s decision on cash settling customers in the pre-contract stage and heard speculation on whether this approach will be adopted by other insurers.

Drone footage shows quake-ravaged Christchurch suburb

Drone footage shows quake-ravaged Christchurch suburb

Sunday, 22 March 2015 11:04 a.m. by MediaStuff

New aerial drone video has emerged, showing the remains of one of Christchurch's quake-stricken riverside suburbs.

Reid Stiven to depart Earthquake Commission

Reid Stiven to depart Earthquake Commission

Sunday, 22 March 2015 7:15 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Commission (EQC) manager Reid Stiven will leave the organisation at the end of April.

""If it isn't risk informed, it isn't sustainable development". That was the mes...

""If it isn't risk informed, it isn't sustainable development". That was the mes...

Saturday, 21 March 2015 10:21 a.m. by EmpoweredChCh

""If it isn't risk informed, it isn't sustainable development". That was the message our UNDP delegation took to the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan"
These are the words of Helen Clark, who spoke at the Disaster Risk Reduction forum in Japan this week.
She just posted on this issue. You could ask her to intervene and get the risk transfer problems in Christchurch addressed.
Hiding the risk as is done here is un-sustainab ...

Roadworks big problem for small business

Roadworks big problem for small business

Saturday, 21 March 2015 9:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch sole trader Neil Hodgson says he has spent far too much of the last four years fighting the powers that be, trying to improve access to his retail frontages.

Pandey Hotel Corporation abandoned another hotel

Pandey Hotel Corporation 'abandoned another hotel'

Saturday, 21 March 2015 7:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Auckland company behind a derelict Christchurch hotel frequented by transients and prostitutes is known in Rotorua for abandoning another hotel property.

Christchurch housing struggle gets worse

Christchurch housing struggle gets worse

Friday, 20 March 2015 10:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch has almost as many homes as before the earthquakes but many residents are still struggling to afford housing.

Database snapshot of Christchurch tree coverage

Database snapshot of Christchurch tree coverage

Friday, 20 March 2015 10:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Ten of thousands of red-zone trees have been tagged and logged in a Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) database as it nears the end of its land-clearance project.

CTV News story - Harman Courts

CTV News story - Harman Courts

Friday, 20 March 2015 7:02 p.m. by MediaCTV

There is a big problem. Decisions have to be made. For a fair conclusion the mos...

There is a big problem. Decisions have to be made. For a fair conclusion the mos...

Friday, 20 March 2015 6:37 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

There is a big problem. Decisions have to be made. For a fair conclusion the most affected stakeholders have to be consulted.



My Insurer Wants To Cash Settle My Claim... What Next

My Insurer Wants To Cash Settle My Claim... What Next

Friday, 20 March 2015 5:05 p.m. by DuncanWebb Recommended Popular

Many insurers have recently changed their strategy and are seeking to cash settle insurance claims. How you respond to this will depend on your personal circumstances, but there are some questions and concerns that need to be addressed:

TIme is on your side if you are at flood risk and your claim is not settled. The...

TIme is on your side if you are at flood risk and your claim is not settled. The...

Friday, 20 March 2015 3:56 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

TIme is on your side if you are at flood risk and your claim is not settled. The owner of the risk, be it the insurance company or the home owner will have to face this harsh fact. This report will have a big impact in Christchurch.

“The response from the insurance industry to sea level rise will be the same as what we are seeing in Christchurch. With increased frequency of flooding you get premiums being raised as a first step, then you get higher excesses in policies and then you get ...

Replacement Ferrymead Bridge to reopen to traffic

Replacement Ferrymead Bridge to reopen to traffic

Friday, 20 March 2015 3:25 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The replacement Ferrymead Bridge will open to traffic this weekend, four years on from the February 2011 earthquakes that caused significant damage to the original bridge and ground conditions under the Ōpāwaho / Heathcote River.

Broadening perspectives on Christchurch

Broadening perspectives on Christchurch

Friday, 20 March 2015 3:04 p.m. by PRNews

Release: Victoria University

Sothebys moves back to central Chch

Sotheby's moves back to central Chch

Friday, 20 March 2015 3:01 p.m. by PRNews

Leading real estate agency New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty (NZSIR) has returned to central Christchurch after a three-year hiatus following the Canterbury earthquakes.

The Piano - Centre for Music and the Arts Build Underway

The Piano - Centre for Music and the Arts Build Underway

Friday, 20 March 2015 1:36 p.m. by ThePiano Popular

The construction of a new Centre for Music and the Arts in Christchurch is officially underway following a launch ceremony held at the neighbouring Isaac Theatre Royal on Monday 16 March. Sited at 156 Armagh St, in the heart of the Performing Arts Precinct, the centre is the result of collaboration and co-operation between Christchurch City Council, CERA, The Crown and the organisation formerly known as the Music Centre of Christchurch Trust, said board chairman Steve Jones.

EVENT: Le Race – Saturday 21 March – Watch for cyclists

EVENT: Le Race – Saturday 21 March – Watch for cyclists

Friday, 20 March 2015 1:01 p.m. by Transport4chch

Le Race 2015 will start from Cathedral Square. Between 6am – 8.30am Worchester St will be closed west of Colombo St to Chancery Lane. 

ROADWORKS: St Andrews Hill Road – CLOSED from 7pm Sun 22 March

ROADWORKS: St Andrews Hill Road – CLOSED from 7pm Sun 22 March

Friday, 20 March 2015 11:43 a.m. by Transport4chch

St Andrews Hill Road will be CLOSED from Main Road through to Te Awakura Terrace from 7pm on Sunday 22 March 2015 for approximately 2 months.

ROADWORKS: St Andrews Hill Road – CLOSED until late May

ROADWORKS: St Andrews Hill Road – CLOSED until late May

Friday, 20 March 2015 11:43 a.m. by Transport4chch

St Andrews Hill Road will be CLOSED from Main Road through to Te Awakura Terrace from 7pm on Sunday 22 March 2015 for approximately 2 months. The closure relates to the construction of a retaining wall and drainage and pavement …

NZ Insurance system "envy of the world"

NZ Insurance system "envy of the world"

Friday, 20 March 2015 11:30 a.m. by GovtEQC

CBD – Available Routes Map 27 March – 3 April

CBD – Available Routes Map 27 March – 3 April

Friday, 20 March 2015 10:15 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Please click here to download the network map  - Available Routes Map

ROADWORKS: Waltham Overbridge Monday 23 March

ROADWORKS: Waltham Overbridge Monday 23 March

Friday, 20 March 2015 8:23 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from Monday SCIRT  repair work will progress on the Waltham Overbridge. 

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code – Part 3

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code – Part 3

Friday, 20 March 2015 7:18 a.m. by avonsidechch

Insurance policies and the associated code of conduct cannot be seen in isolation from those who buy the policies, and the claims experiences they undergo. 

Building inspection failures delay consents

Building inspection failures delay consents

Thursday, 19 March 2015 11:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Consenting delays in Christchurch are being made worse by a nearly 50 per cent fail rate on building inspections, the city council says.

Chinese quake city could inspire Christchurch rebuild

Chinese quake city could inspire Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 19 March 2015 10:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

An earthquake-hit Chinese region wants to host Christchurch rebuild leaders and show them how it recovered from the disaster.

Yingxius cube of love heals quake wounds

Yingxiu's 'cube of love' heals quake wounds

Thursday, 19 March 2015 10:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

The town of Yingxiu in southwest China has a 10-metre high "cube of love". Inside is a sculpture of a tree with giant breasts protruding from its trunk and babies crawling up to suckle on them.

CTV News Story - Playground

CTV News Story - Playground

Thursday, 19 March 2015 6:42 p.m. by MediaCTV

IAG’s Settlement Approach

IAG’s Settlement Approach

Thursday, 19 March 2015 3:02 p.m. by IAGinsurance Featured Popular

Enabling legislation for new housing development on Riccarton Racecourse

Enabling legislation for new housing development on Riccarton Racecourse

Thursday, 19 March 2015 11:05 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Special legislation is being proposed to amend the Christchurch Racecourse Reserve Act 1878 to enable a new housing development on Yaldhurst and Steadmans Roads in Riccarton, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

Student theatre may not be rebuilt

Student theatre may not be rebuilt

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 10:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Students are being asked what they want to replace the earthquake-damaged University of Canterbury Students' Association (UCSA) building.

CTV News - 18th March 2015

CTV News - 18th March 2015

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 7:04 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Vacant Spaces

CTV News Story - Vacant Spaces

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 7:01 p.m. by MediaCTV

Welcome to Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

Welcome to Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 5:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Rebuilding Christ Church Cathedral is not a compromise says Jim Anderton

Rebuilding Christ Church Cathedral is 'not a compromise' says Jim Anderton

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 1:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

A plan to rebuild the Christ Church Cathedral in wood means demolishing it first, says Jim Anderton.

Rebuilding Christ Church Cathedral is not a compromise says Jim Anderton

Rebuilding Christ Church Cathedral is 'not a compromise' says Jim Anderton

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 1:49 p.m. by MediaStuff

A plan to rebuild the Christ Church Cathedral in wood means demolishing it first, says Jim Anderton.

Challenge to those responsible for the Christchurch recovery

Challenge to those responsible for the Christchurch recovery

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 1:20 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

Christchurch company sends two helicopters to Vanuatu

Christchurch company sends two helicopters to Vanuatu

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 12:57 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

EVENT: Christchurch City 2 Surf – Sunday March 22

EVENT: Christchurch City 2 Surf – Sunday March 22

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 12:20 p.m. by Transport4chch

The annual Christchurch City 2 Surf fun run will take place Sunday March 20 6am-1pm. Please plan ahead and expect multiple closures. 

Is Cera past its use-by date?

Is Cera past its use-by date?

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 10:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

Dust swirls in the nor'wester. Weeds flourish. They are all that does.

Is Cera past its used-by date?

Is Cera past its used-by date?

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 10:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

Dust swirls in the nor'wester. Weeds flourish. They are all that does.

Building costs expected to climb further

Building costs expected to climb further

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 9:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's construction costs, already the highest in the country, are expected to climb 6 per cent annually until at least the end of 2016.

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Ever since t...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/91395608/Chch_Recovery_0315.pdf Ever since t...

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 8:45 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh


Ever since the earthquakes occurred, I have become progressively more concerned about the post earthquake land damage, and how the information, critical to the earthquake recovery, has been omitted from calculations and dangerous hazards were not being identified. Responsible planning should be the first part of any recovery. It is extremely troubling to see what is going on in Christchurch. The movement and subsequent damage to the land during the earthquakes is the cause of the majority o ...

Sir Miles Warren design may break four-year Christ Church Cathedral deadlock

Sir Miles Warren design may break four-year Christ Church Cathedral deadlock

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 7:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Anglican leaders are considering restoration options for the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral to break the legal deadlock over the historic building.

Sir Miles Warren design may break four-year Christ Church Cathedral deadlock

Sir Miles Warren design may break four-year Christ Church Cathedral deadlock

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 7:43 p.m. by MediaStuff

Anglican leaders are considering restoration options for the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral to break the legal deadlock over the historic building.

CTV News - 17th March 2015

CTV News - 17th March 2015

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 7:04 p.m. by MediaCTV

All Right Campaign, Lynched - 16th March 2015

All Right Campaign, Lynched - 16th March 2015

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 6:56 p.m. by ChrisLynch

Social Recovery can take 5 - 10 years. How is your emotional wellbeing post earthquake.

CTV News Story - Lyttelton Housing

CTV News Story - Lyttelton Housing

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 6:38 p.m. by MediaCTV

ROADWORKS: Halswell Junction & Sparks Rd night-time closures – DELAYED

ROADWORKS: Halswell Junction & Sparks Rd night-time closures – DELAYED

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 2:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

Due to unsuitable weather conditions, this work, which was to start Monday 16 March, has been delayed.  Updates will be provided here.  Halswell Junction Road and Sparks Road will be closed during night time hours (8pm – 7am) from tonight …