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CTV News Segment - Vero

CTV News Segment - Vero

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 8:44 a.m. by MediaCTV

Foo Fighters spring surprise show on New Zealand fans

Foo Fighters spring surprise show on New Zealand fans

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Dave Grohl, frontman for US rockers Foo Fighters, is a man who likes surprises - and he's just sprung one on his band's Kiwi fans.Grohl and the Foos have confirmed they'll play a smaller sideshow before their highly anticipated show.

February 22, 2011: Four years on

February 22, 2011: Four years on

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch will soon be marking the fourth anniversary of the deadly .

Earthquake Memorial Announcement, 17 February 2015

Earthquake Memorial Announcement, 17 February 2015

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 4:47 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Earthquake Memorial Announcement, 17 February 2015

CTV collapse prosecution pending

CTV collapse prosecution pending

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 4:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

The decision on whether police will prosecute anybody over the collapse of the CTV building will need to jump through many hoops before a result later this year.

Feedback sought on short-listed Earthquake Memorial designs

Feedback sought on short-listed Earthquake Memorial designs

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 2:34 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Christchurch earthquake memorial designs unveiled

Christchurch earthquake memorial designs unveiled

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 2:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

The six shortlisted designs for the multi-million dollar Canterbury Earthquake Memorial have been unveiled.

Lynched - Monday 16th February

Lynched - Monday 16th February

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 12:39 p.m. by MediaCTV

Milestone opening for Lytteltons summer pool

Milestone opening for Lyttelton's summer pool

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 12:11 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

With the opening of Lyttelton’s Norman Kirk Memorial Pool at 11am on Friday 20 February, Christchurch has a full complement of outdoor pools for the first time since before the 2011 earthquakes.

CTV News: First at Five - Monday 16th February

CTV News: First at Five - Monday 16th February

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 11:11 a.m. by MediaCTV

The Revised Fair Insurance Code

The Revised Fair Insurance Code

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch

There has been a flurry of insurance related developments this month.

Lloyds pays out $4.2b for NZ quakes

Lloyd's pays out $4.2b for NZ quakes

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Global insurance giant Lloyd's has paid out $4.2 billion for the Canterbury earthquakes, expects to pay a further $1.6 billion and remains committed to New Zealand.

Disaster insurance flawed

Disaster insurance 'flawed'

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

New Zealand's dual insurance system has been deemed inefficient by a leading insurance company, following the Canterbury earthquakes.A report by Vero insurance and Deloitte Access Economics - Four Years On: 

Christchurch Hospitals emergency department ailing from extra visitors

Christchurch Hospital's emergency department ailing from extra visitors

Monday, 16 February 2015 10:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

A surge in rebuild workers visiting Christchurch Hospital's emergency department (ED) may be straining a health system already stretched to its limits.

Todd Foundation to fund a vibrant central city for youth

Todd Foundation to fund a vibrant central city for youth

Monday, 16 February 2015 2:41 p.m. by ToddFoundation Popular

Release: Todd Foundation

EQC backs Vero on quake claim model review

EQC backs Vero on quake claim model review

Monday, 16 February 2015 1:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

EQC says it has been talking to insurers about sharing the load in dealing with claims, after one of insurer Vero's top executives has pointed to delays resulting from New Zealand's dual-managed system.

EVENT: Foo Fighters Concert Wednesday February 18

EVENT: Foo Fighters Concert Wednesday February 18

Monday, 16 February 2015 12:27 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that on the Foo Fighters will perform at AMI Stadium. Road users should allow additional time for travelling into and through this area from 3pm onwards.

Private Insurers Pay Out $14 Billion Settling Canterbury Earthquake Claims

Private Insurers Pay Out $14 Billion Settling Canterbury Earthquake Claims

Monday, 16 February 2015 12:01 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Private insurers have paid out almost $14 billion in settling Canterbury earthquake claims, with more than 80% of all Canterbury earthquake commercial and out of scope claims completely settled.

Insurers settle 57 per cent of Christchurch quake claims

Insurers settle 57 per cent of Christchurch quake claims

Monday, 16 February 2015 10:54 a.m. by MediaHerald

Four years after Christchurch's devastating earthquake on February 22, 2011, private insurers say they have settled 57 per cent of residential insurance claims over the Earthquake Commission's $100,000 "cap".By the end of last year,...

CBD – Available Routes Map 15th Feb – 22nd Feb

CBD – Available Routes Map 15th Feb – 22nd Feb

Monday, 16 February 2015 9:50 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map.

YMCA gets $1m for urban culture space

YMCA gets $1m for urban culture space

Monday, 16 February 2015 8:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $1 million redevelopment of the YMCA base in Christchurch will provide a new central city hang-out and creative space for the city's young people.

Many quake claimants remain in EQC limbo

Many quake claimants remain in EQC limbo

Sunday, 15 February 2015 11:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

Almost four years may have passed but many Canterbury homeowners still need answers on their earthquake claims.

Packe St Park AGM

Packe St Park AGM

Sunday, 15 February 2015 12:30 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: 587 Barbadoes St Time: March 9 at 7pm Description: Learn about the development plan for the community gardens and how the community can help make it happen. Old friends, construction people, fund raisers and new members are especially welcome. Bring a …

Packe Street park at crossroads

Packe Street park at crossroads

Sunday, 15 February 2015 12:23 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The community gardens in Packe Street is looking for more volunteers, funds and a paid co-ordinator to prepare the gardens for the next generation. It’s time for a second team of willing workers to come on board at the 19-year-old …

INCIDENT – Tuam Street CLOSED by Hospital

INCIDENT – Tuam Street CLOSED by Hospital

Saturday, 14 February 2015 4:23 p.m. by Transport4chch

Police have closed streets around Christchurch Hospital. Tuam Street from Hagley Ave to Antigua Street is CLOSED Antigua Street is CLOSED north of St Asaph Street. Please avoid the area.

INCIDENT – Tuam Street OPEN

INCIDENT – Tuam Street OPEN

Saturday, 14 February 2015 4:23 p.m. by Transport4chch

Police have closed streets around Christchurch Hospital. Tuam Street from Hagley Ave to Antigua Street is now OPEN Antigua Street is OPEN north of St Asaph Street.  

Disaster rebuild, the Japanese way

Disaster rebuild, the Japanese way

Saturday, 14 February 2015 2:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

You can tell the tears are not far away. Mine are close too, the first pinpricks of salt water stinging my eyes.

Disaster rebuild, the Japanese way

Disaster rebuild, the Japanese way

Saturday, 14 February 2015 2:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

You can tell the tears are not far away. Mine are close too, the first pinpricks of salt water stinging my eyes.

End of home-repair programme shock to staff

End of home-repair programme shock to staff

Friday, 13 February 2015 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Concerns have been raised about a sudden end to a Fletcher earthquake home-repair programme for contracted staff at the end of April.

Fly on the Wall in the SR Boardroom – Latest Results

Fly on the Wall in the SR Boardroom – Latest Results

Friday, 13 February 2015 8:42 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants

Wow this out today (12/02/2015):  Progress_to_the_end_of_January_2015 Total claim settlements for January 2015 = 44 12 Rebuilds completed + 22 Major Repairs completed + 12 cash settlements. However they got another 38 new claims from EQC – That equals net progress of 6 settled claims, hence they are stuck on 56% of claims settled, ie the […]

Expats funnel $6 million into Christchurch rebuild

Expats funnel $6 million into Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 13 February 2015 4:43 p.m. by MediaStuff

An offshore trust set up by expats is set to close after funelling over $6 million into the Christchurch rebuild.

Expats funnel $6 million into Christchurch rebuild

Expats funnel $6 million into Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 13 February 2015 4:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

An offshore trust set up by expats is set to close after funelling over $6 million into the Christchurch rebuild.

EQM 2378 - The Memorial Wall

EQM 2378 - The Memorial Wall

Friday, 13 February 2015 3:01 p.m. by GovtCCDU

On Wednesday 13 May 2015, the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee announced The Memorial Wall as the selected design for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial. Designed by Slovenian architect, Grega Vezjak, The Memorial Wall design resonated well with the families of those who died in the earthquake, the seriously injured and the people of Canterbury.

Coffey’s fourth annual lawn bowls tournament

Coffey’s fourth annual lawn bowls tournament

Friday, 13 February 2015 2:04 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

It’s that time again and here in the Christchurch office we are busy preparing for our annual afternoon of bowling and socialising at the Burnside Lawn Bowls Club. Like previous years, we will play a knock–out tournament with teams of four and prizes for winners, losers, and the best–dressed. Please RSVP to Tess Martin as soon as […]

Quake bus musical script to be changed

Quake bus musical script to be changed

Friday, 13 February 2015 1:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

The creator of a musical about the Christchurch earthquake has tried to appease real-life victims by removing references to the fatal No 3 bus ride.

Almost 4 Years On, Answers Around EQC and Insurance Claims Still Needed

Almost 4 Years On, Answers Around EQC and Insurance Claims Still Needed

Friday, 13 February 2015 12:32 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants Recommended Popular

As some move forward positively, a significant number of Cantabrians still have questions and need support around earthquake claims.

WELLNESS RECOVERY ACTION PLAN

WELLNESS RECOVERY ACTION PLAN

Friday, 13 February 2015 9:29 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Based on the world renowned work of Mary-Ellen Copeland, WRAP is a highly effective  5 x workshop programme for people who are somewhere on their recovery journey whether it’s from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder or some other mental health issue. Your personal WRAP plan will help you to lock in the benefits you’ve gained from...

EVENT: Crusaders V Rebels – AMI Stadium Friday 13 Feb

EVENT: Crusaders V Rebels – AMI Stadium Friday 13 Feb

Friday, 13 February 2015 7:45 a.m. by Transport4chch

Temporary traffic management will be in place tonight,  Friday 13 February for the Crusaders v Rebels game at AMI Stadium, kickoff 7.35pm. Jack Hinton Drive will be closed from Twigger Street to Whiteleigh Avenue from 5.30pm to 10.30pm. Entry into Whiteleigh Avenue will be closed …

EVENT: Coast to Coast – Watch for competitors this weekend

EVENT: Coast to Coast – Watch for competitors this weekend

Friday, 13 February 2015 7:05 a.m. by Transport4chch

The iconic Coast to Coast event kicks off this morning (Friday 13 Feb) on the West Coast. Road users are asked to be aware of competitors who will be competing in this event which traverses a number of Canterbury roads …

Revitalised New Brighton envisaged

Revitalised New Brighton envisaged

Thursday, 12 February 2015 7:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

New restaurants, bars, a cinema and even a new road could be part of a revitalised New Brighton.

Significant milestone for Christchurch schools

Significant milestone for Christchurch schools

Thursday, 12 February 2015 5:54 p.m. by GovtMOE Popular

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced that Queen Elizabeth II Park (QEII) is the preferred relocation and co-location site of Avonside Girls’ High School and Shirley Boys’ High School.

Canterbury research on earthquake engineering and resilient infrastructure

Canterbury research on earthquake engineering and resilient infrastructure

Thursday, 12 February 2015 4:38 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Civil and natural resources engineers at the University of Canterbury are developing new technologies to evaluate the effects of earthquake-induced ground movement on buildings and facilities critical for the safety and well-being of communities throughout New Zealand.

What do CERA do?

What do CERA do?

Thursday, 12 February 2015 4:23 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

If you didn’t know better you could assume CERA stood for the Canterbury Events and Recreation Authority. Right from the top the minister wants the vision for the rebuilt Christchurch to be the sports capital of the country right down to the operational public facing Facebook page which is home to giraffes and cricket.

Christchurch Convention Centre costs may escalate, says John Key

Christchurch Convention Centre costs may escalate, says John Key

Thursday, 12 February 2015 2:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

The cost of the planned Christchurch convention centre could escalate, says Prime Minister John Key.

Chief Executives update - 12 February 2015

Chief Executive's update - 12 February 2015

Thursday, 12 February 2015 12:13 p.m. by GovtCera

Acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, John Ombler, gives a monthly update on CERA's work to lead the recovery.

EQC suboptimal and substandard - report

EQC 'suboptimal' and 'substandard' - report

Thursday, 12 February 2015 11:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

An independent report has found major failings in the way the Earthquake Commission handles its customers.

EQC suboptimal and substandard - report

EQC 'suboptimal' and 'substandard' - report

Thursday, 12 February 2015 11:52 a.m. by MediaStuff

An independent report has found major failings in the way the Earthquake Commission handles its customers.

Awesome Forces draws awesome visitor numbers

Awesome Forces draws awesome visitor numbers

Thursday, 12 February 2015 10:47 a.m. by GovtEQC

Controversial quake musical to evolve

Controversial quake musical to 'evolve'

Thursday, 12 February 2015 9:56 a.m. by MediaStuff

A musical based on the fatal No 3 bus ride in the February 2011 quake is likely to proceed but in an "evolved" form.

Future Christchurch Update - February 2015

Future Christchurch Update - February 2015

Thursday, 12 February 2015 8:31 a.m. by GovtCera

The first issue of the was published on 12 February 2015. This is jointly produced by CCC and CERA.

The Avonside Blog will be back in action soon

The Avonside Blog will be back in action soon

Thursday, 12 February 2015 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch

There are a couple of items of unfinished business relating to insurance and Official Information Act requests to be addressed. As a result there will be a few postings over the next couple of weeks.

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015: Park Tce REOPENED

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015: Park Tce REOPENED

Thursday, 12 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Park Tce has been reopened following the conclusion of the ICC Cricket World Cup Opening Event which occurred last night (Thurs 12 Feb).  

CTV News - 11th Feb 2015

CTV News - 11th Feb 2015

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 6:51 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch risks becoming a provincial backwater

Christchurch risks becoming a provincial backwater

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 4:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch needs to offer an exciting vision to retain young people and to attract the best and brightest. If the city sticks with the same old boring "business as usual" approach, it risks becoming a provincial backwater. It will lose its finest young people, and they won't be back.

Quake victims families offered free tickets to crass musical

Quake victims' families offered free tickets to 'crass' musical

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 3:56 p.m. by MediaStuff

Families of those killed on the No 3 bus in the February 2011 quake have been offered free tickets to a musical based on the tragedy as the creator tries to address the upset caused.

Families offered free tickets to crass quake show

Families offered free tickets to 'crass' quake show

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 3:56 p.m. by MediaStuff

Families of those killed on the No 3 bus in the February 2011 quake have been offered free tickets to a musical based on the tragedy as the creator tries to address the upset caused.