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Recovery Plan for Lyttelton Port released

Recovery Plan for Lyttelton Port released

Thursday, 19 November 2015 3:45 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Council welcomes Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environments sea-level rise report

Council welcomes Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's sea-level rise report

Thursday, 19 November 2015 1:45 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has welcomed the release of a sea-level rise report by Dr Jan Wright, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

Launch of Beach Accessible Wheelchairs in New Brighton

Launch of Beach Accessible Wheelchairs in New Brighton

Thursday, 19 November 2015 1:07 p.m. by SURF New Brighton Featured Popular

 

Insurance Council welcomes Commissioner’s report on sea level rise

Insurance Council welcomes Commissioner’s report on sea level rise

Thursday, 19 November 2015 1:03 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

The Insurance Council of New Zealand welcomes the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright’s report on sea-level rise released today.

Public notice: Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Public notice: Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Thursday, 19 November 2015 9:07 a.m. by GovtCera

Following receipt of the draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan from Environment Canterbury on 13 August 2015 the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, the Hon Gerry Brownlee  and called for written comments. 

A renewed call of support – Redcliffs School

A renewed call of support – Redcliffs School

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 4:18 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Dear parents, supporters and families Time for another ‘call to action’ As you know; we are currently waiting for the Minister of Education, Hon. Hekia Parata, to announce her interim […]

Construction of earthquake memorial begins

Construction of earthquake memorial begins

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 11:20 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

City pharmacy wait nearly over

City pharmacy wait nearly over

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 11:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

Having to take a long hike for prescriptions and medications in central Christchurch is about to end.

Johnny Moore: Small victories worth celebrating

Johnny Moore: Small victories worth celebrating

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 7:46 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: The sitcom that was my sister, dodgy brother-in-law and their bratty children living with my parents is over.

High-flying stairway takes shape inside new Crowne Plaza hotel

High-flying stairway takes shape inside new Crowne Plaza hotel

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 6:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

New stairs going into Christchurch's new Crowne Plaza Hotel signal a new beginning for the building.

Significant Town Hall foundation work begins

Significant Town Hall foundation work begins

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 2:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has reached its first major milestone in the Town Hall restoration with the beginning of foundation work that will significantly strengthen the building.

150 Canterbury homeowners to file proceedings against EQC

150 Canterbury homeowners to file proceedings against EQC

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 11:52 a.m. by MediaHerald

A group of 150 Canterbury homeowners will file legal proceedings in the High Court against the Earthquake Commission today.The homeowners, known as the EQC Action Group, are seeking three sets of declarations from the court around...

Director of new Canterbury Group announced

Director of new Canterbury Group announced

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 11:04 a.m. by GovtCera

Michelle Mitchell has been appointed Director of the Canterbury Group within the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC).

EQC Action Group to file proceeding in High Court

EQC Action Group to file proceeding in High Court

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 9:52 a.m. by EQCGroupAction Popular

 

Winning hard yards with community advocates

Winning hard yards with community advocates

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 8:42 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

EQC Action Group to File Proceedings

EQC Action Group to File Proceedings

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 8:36 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Tuesday 17 November 2015 EQC Action Group to file proceeding in High Court A group of 150 Canterbury homeowners known as the EQC Action Group will file a legal proceeding in the High Court against the Earthquake Commission (EQC) today. …

Court asked to rule on EQCs repair standards

Court asked to rule on EQC's repair standards

Monday, 16 November 2015 6:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Frustrated Canterbury homeowners have launched legal action against the Earthquake Commission (EQC) after failing to reach an agreement out of court.

Moving Canterbury from recovery to regeneration

Moving Canterbury from recovery to regeneration

Monday, 16 November 2015 5:49 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Parliament’s Local Government and Environment Committee is considering a number of bills relating to the regeneration of the Canterbury region.

Quake-hit couple live in unsafe house while waiting for EQC progress

Quake-hit couple live in 'unsafe' house while waiting for EQC progress

Monday, 16 November 2015 4:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Deep spilts are breaking up the concrete floor, walls are out of plumb, and experts have deemed the property a rebuild.

On this day - 1985 Colombian volcanic eruption

On this day - 1985 Colombian volcanic eruption

Monday, 16 November 2015 12:53 p.m. by GovtEQC

New liquor store planned for Hills Rd

New liquor store planned for Hills Rd

Monday, 16 November 2015 11:48 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

A new liquor store is planned for 90 Hills Rd but some St Albans and Richmond residents are objecting to yet another store being added when there are plenty of others within a kilometre or two. The planned store is …

MP issues reminder to insurers

MP issues reminder to insurers

Monday, 16 November 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Two years after a shake-up in the way house insurance is calculated, concerns remain over how well the public understand the change.In 2013, most insurers moved to a sum-insured model where homeowners are now asked to name how much...

Waimakariri district red zoners face uncertain wait

Waimakariri district red zoners face uncertain wait

Sunday, 15 November 2015 5:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Waimakariri's red zone residents will likely be able to stay in their homes but face more uncertainty before their futures are confirmed.

Gap Filler celebrates five years of brightening Christchurchs vacant spaces

Gap Filler celebrates five years of brightening Christchurch's vacant spaces

Friday, 13 November 2015 7:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

Filling empty spaces has become an art in Christchurch, with Gap Filler leading the way in bringing joy and fun to a once decimated city.

Scirt errors cause massive water loss in Christchurch

Scirt errors cause massive water loss in Christchurch

Friday, 13 November 2015 6:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

About 12 million litres of water went down Christchurch drains in 2014 because of damage caused by road works, demolitions and construction.

The $500,000 intersection

The $500,000 intersection

Friday, 13 November 2015 4:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Nourishing body and Soul

Nourishing body and Soul

Thursday, 12 November 2015 9:21 p.m. by MakingChristchurch

Margaret Mahy playground on track for Christmas opening, Government says

Margaret Mahy playground on track for Christmas opening, Government says

Thursday, 12 November 2015 5:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Prime Minister John Key took a muddy tour of Christchurch's Margaret Mahy playground as construction crews rally to complete the project before Christmas.

Happy birthday to us!

Happy birthday to us!

Thursday, 12 November 2015 2:41 p.m. by GapFiller

GAP FILLER IS TURNING 5!!!!

The official sod-turning for construction of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial, 12 November 2015

The official sod-turning for construction of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial, 12 November 2015

Thursday, 12 November 2015 12:55 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Work has officially begun on the Earthquake Memorial site, starting with the North Bank. A reflective gathering space will be developed here before the Memorial Wall itself is built across the river on the south bank.

EQC Act Must be changed

EQC Act Must be changed

Thursday, 12 November 2015 12:47 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Recommended Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) is calling for changes to the EQC Act to reduce delays and duplicated effort when another natural disaster strikes.

Construction of Earthquake Memorial begins

Construction of Earthquake Memorial begins

Thursday, 12 November 2015 10:37 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Cycleway design a ‘man made disaster’

Cycleway design a ‘man made disaster’

Thursday, 12 November 2015 10:26 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Businesses and residents in St Albans are none too impressed with the design Christchurch City Council has come up with for the Papanui Parallel cycleway. And they told the council staff undertaking the first consultation meeting at the St Albans …

Earthquake insurer Southern Response sets aside $4m for legal fees

Earthquake insurer Southern Response sets aside $4m for legal fees

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 4:21 p.m. by MediaStuff

Government-owned insurer Southern Response has set aside $4 million for its legal costs over the next year, as it faces a lawsuit from disgruntled Christchurch customers angry with its work on earthquake repairs.

Margaret Mahy Family Playground - Progress flyover

Margaret Mahy Family Playground - Progress flyover

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 2:45 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

This flyover video shows the progress of the Margaret Mahy Family Playground under construction between the Avon River and Armagh Street. Once finished in December 2015, the Margaret Mahy Family Playground will connect the East Frame and Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River.

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The role of the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) is to lead the rebuild of Christchurch central. CCDU is part of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authori ...

Insurers want EQC Act overhaul

Insurers want EQC Act overhaul

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 12:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurers want an overhaul of the Earthquake Commission (EQC) Act to eliminate "inefficiencies, additional costs and delays" before another disaster strikes.

The seismic response of multi-storey buildings

The seismic response of multi-storey buildings

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 10:09 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Dynamic behaviour of multi-storey buildings

Dynamic behaviour of multi-storey buildings

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 9:37 a.m. by GovtEQC

Speech to the Insurance Council of New Zealand annual conference

Speech to the Insurance Council of New Zealand annual conference

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 9:15 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 8:41 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Hot off the Press… Notification that the South Frame details have been announced.  (The ones that have been sitting on the ministers desk for over 6 months….. Link here:  http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/73878366/south-frame-details-and-drawings-revealed “The powers that be” have finally released the South Frame …

South Frame details and drawings revealed

South Frame details and drawings revealed

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 7:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

New details and images have been released of the South Frame precinct to be built in central Christchurch.

Johnny Moore: Heritage trusts burning through money post-quake

Johnny Moore: Heritage trusts burning through money post-quake

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 5:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: I walk past the old Excelsior Hotel site on my way to work most days. A hotel with a long history in Christchurch, by the time the earthquakes hit it was doing trade as a good ol' pub with pokies, sports on telly and jugs of beer.

Engineering excellence on Lyttelton project

Engineering excellence on Lyttelton project

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 12:23 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

Literary sculptures installation begins

Literary sculptures installation begins

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 10:58 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

South Frame public space designs revealed

South Frame public space designs revealed

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 10:54 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

EQC budgets $5m for court cases in 2015/16

EQC budgets $5m for court cases in 2015/16

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 10:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has budgeted $5 million in the next year to fight frustrated Canterbury homeowners in court.

Literary Trail at The Terraces - Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct

Literary Trail at The Terraces - Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 9:19 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

This flyover video shows the progress of The Terraces section of Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct. The Terraces will link the river to a new riverside promenade, and bars and restaurants in the new Retail Precinct.

Papanui Parallel cycleway consultation

Papanui Parallel cycleway consultation

Monday, 9 November 2015 9:32 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St Time: November 11 3.30pm – 6pm, with presentation at 5pm. Description: Find out about the changes planned in St Albans – cul de sac in Trafalgar St, car park removal, tree removal, …

Planned cycleway will alter St Albans streets

Planned cycleway will alter St Albans streets

Monday, 9 November 2015 9:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Traffic lights at the Edgeware Road/ Colombo St corner and Trafalgar St is no longer a through route to Merivale because it will have a double cul-de-sac near Dover St. These are two of the main changes to the streets …

Eyes on the City Part II

Eyes on the City Part II

Monday, 9 November 2015 5:29 p.m. by GapFiller

Eyes on the City is Back! Everyone’s favourite portable grandstand is hitting the streets of Christchurch again. Each Wednesday at 12:30 you’ll find the Grandstandium parked up at a different central city site, replete with commentary box, commentator, scoreboard and – new this season – an on-field roving reporter. We’ll bring you all the day’s […]

Cera residential red zone survey insulting

Cera residential red zone survey 'insulting'

Sunday, 8 November 2015 5:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Former Christchurch red zone residents say they feel "insulted" by the lack of promotion of a Government survey about its buy-out process.

Video: The last block from Christchurchs old CBD

Video: The last block from Christchurch's old CBD

Sunday, 8 November 2015 3:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Graffiti has taken over the last recognisable block left of the old Christchurch CBD.

Heritage facade on old Excelsior Hotel will be lost

Heritage facade on old Excelsior Hotel will be lost

Saturday, 7 November 2015 2:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's old Excelsior Hotel is to be rebuilt as a modern building with a replica facade.