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130-year-old Oxford Baptist Church to rebuild in central Christchurch

130-year-old Oxford Baptist Church to rebuild in central Christchurch

Sunday, 20 March 2016 6:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch's Baptist community is launching a $8.5 million rebuild to replace their 130-year old heritage-listed church that collapsed in the earthquakes.

Lonely journey for elderly Christchurch woman for earthquake repairs

Lonely journey for elderly Christchurch woman for earthquake repairs

Sunday, 20 March 2016 4:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Ina Drury, 86, is waiting to get her home repaired for a second time.

Lonely journey for elderly Christchurch woman for earthquake repairs

Lonely journey for elderly Christchurch woman for earthquake repairs

Sunday, 20 March 2016 4:47 p.m. by MediaStuff

Ina Drury, 86, is waiting to get her home repaired for a second time.

Recovery entities say new model will work

Recovery entities say new model will work

Sunday, 20 March 2016 4:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

Developer Antony Gough criticises new 30kmh speed limit, lack of car parks and cycle lanes in CBD

Developer Antony Gough criticises new 30kmh speed limit, lack of car parks and cycle lanes in CBD

Friday, 18 March 2016 2:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

A prominent developer says Christchurch is becoming the "inaccessible" city.

CHCH SOUP Summer 2016

CHCH SOUP Summer 2016

Friday, 18 March 2016 12:46 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Another balmy evening was enjoyed at The Commons for CHCH SOUP Summer 2016, where more than $600 was raised for the pot.  We heard pitches for an inner-city composting service, a social enterprise supporting quality photography services for non-profits, an adventurous battle sport and a project documenting the merging schools in Aranui giving them a […]

Devastated families want someone held accountable for Christchurch quake deaths

Devastated families want someone held accountable for Christchurch quake deaths

Thursday, 17 March 2016 8:59 p.m. by MediaStuff

Errol Hadfield is resigned to the fact no-one will be held accountable for the death of his daughter-in-law during the February 2011 earthquake.

Parties commend work on Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill

Parties commend work on Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill

Thursday, 17 March 2016 8:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The changes to the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill will not be seen for another two weeks.

Tram track closure disastrous for retailers, say Christchurch landowners

Tram track closure 'disastrous' for retailers, say Christchurch landowners

Thursday, 17 March 2016 6:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch landowners and retailers say the closure of a tram route for road upgrades will be disastrous for business.

Vero settlement agreement valid

Vero settlement agreement valid

Thursday, 17 March 2016 6:11 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

On March 2016 the Court of Appeal in Prattley Enterprises Ltd v Vero Insurance New Zealand Ltd [2016] NZCA 67 dismissed an appeal by an insured against the High Court’s refusal to set aside a settlement agreement on the grounds of mistake.  It also comments on the inappropriateness of a Risk Worldwide person (George Keys) purporting to give “expert’ evidence when that person had a financial interest in the outcome of the claim.  Prattley claimed that it was mistaken in relation ...

Building firm admits creating false earthquake repair documents

Building firm admits creating false earthquake repair documents

Thursday, 17 March 2016 4:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch building firm and its owner have been fined $2500 each for falsifying documents relating to earthquake repairs.

Update on ILV settlements

Update on ILV settlements

Thursday, 17 March 2016 2:03 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Update on ILV

Update on ILV

Thursday, 17 March 2016 2:03 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

New approach to February 2016 quake claims

New approach to February 2016 quake claims

Thursday, 17 March 2016 1:55 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

EQC drainage assessments underway

EQC drainage assessments underway

Thursday, 17 March 2016 1:19 p.m. by GovtEQC

Learning from the past. Building for the future.

Learning from the past. Building for the future.

Thursday, 17 March 2016 12:18 p.m. by GovtEQC

Architect of the Christchurch rebuild defends the emerging glass and steel city

Architect of the Christchurch rebuild defends the emerging glass and steel city

Thursday, 17 March 2016 11:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

Architects come in flavours. There's the black turtleneck and beard brigade, folks who chose their wardrobe and accessories with the same attention they bring to buildings (clients willing). There's the hippies, such as Hundertwasser, best known in New Zealand for his Kawakawa toilets. Their designs sometimes lack straight lines. There's the sole practitioners, working from a converted garage, say, and often building houses for the flush.

Changes to Regeneration Bill give more power to Christchurch

Changes to Regeneration Bill give more power to Christchurch

Thursday, 17 March 2016 9:48 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Changes to Regeneration Bill give more power to Christchurch

Trained Pacific workers join the Christchurch rebuild

Trained Pacific workers join the Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 17 March 2016 9:43 a.m. by PRNews Popular

A partnership between the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE), Pacific Trust Canterbury and Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) will provide an opportunity for up to 28 skilled workers from the Pacific islands to fill a skills shortage and work on the Christchurch rebuild.

Revealed: The four fatal earthquake sites where criminal charges could be laid

Revealed: The four fatal earthquake sites where criminal charges could be laid

Thursday, 17 March 2016 9:09 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The criminal inquiry into deadly building collapses during the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch has been narrowed to four sites.

Changes to Christchurch quake recovery bill to more closely prescribe ministers powers

Changes to Christchurch quake recovery bill to 'more closely prescribe' minister's powers

Thursday, 17 March 2016 6:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council is backing changes to new legislation that will govern the next phase of Christchurch's recovery.

Happy St Patricks Day from the Irish who call New Zealand home

Happy St Patrick's Day from the Irish who call New Zealand home

Thursday, 17 March 2016 1:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

Sometimes the grass is just greener on the other side - even if you come from the Emerald Isle.

Why Climate Change Matters for Christchurch

Why Climate Change Matters for Christchurch

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 9:28 p.m. by MakingChristchurch Popular

Council backs changes to Christchurch quake recovery bill

Council backs changes to Christchurch quake recovery bill

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 9:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council is backing changes to new legislation that will govern the next phase of Christchurch's recovery.

Southern Response CEO top bonus earner with about $500,000

Southern Response CEO top bonus earner with about $500,000

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 7:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response (SR) chief executive Peter Rose has pocketed nearly half a million dollars in bonuses since 2012, figures show.

Broad support secured for Regeneration Bill

Broad support secured for Regeneration Bill

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 3:32 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Broad support secured for Regeneration Bill

Broad support secured for Regeneration Bill

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 3:29 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has acknowledged the time, effort and work by all parties in Parliament to reach a consensus position for the second reading of the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill.

Urban Development Strategy (UDS) - refresh process

Urban Development Strategy (UDS) - refresh process

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 3:12 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

OVTRK encompasses Greater Christchurch as many place-based, identity-based and interest-based NGOs are interested in keeping links with across the wider city. We also want to make this range of NGOs visible to Greater Christchurch government and commercial Sector. So we made links with the Greater Christchurch UDS Implementation Committee (UDSIC). We have been informed that the visioning

Keeping the OVTRK connections with Government after CERA

Keeping the OVTRK connections with Government after CERA

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 3:09 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

As you know OVTRK has had bimonthly meetings with CERA Strategy and Policy Staff. As CERA is phasing out OVTRK has been invited to continue regular meeting with staff of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC). At our next meeting we will discuss the Roadmap of recovery and regeneration functions and generally promote what was in our presentation to Healthy Christchurch Hui and

Getting it Together - The Third Sector in Post-Recovery Christchurch

Getting it Together - The Third Sector in Post-Recovery Christchurch

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 3:06 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

This Report is due is the next few weeks In order to get an update on the NGO research presented at the NGO NETWORKING PARTY on 25 November 2015 we approached Claire Phillips at the Christchurch City Council. We were referred to Claire following our most recent meeting with CERA as CERA has now passed the responsibility to finalise the Report to CCC. Here is a summary of Claire's response of 9

Healthy Christchurch Hui - OVTRK presention

Healthy Christchurch Hui - OVTRK presention

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 3:04 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Our presentation to the Healthy Christchurch Hui on 27 January 2016 This OVTRK to HChCh presentation received warm feedback. There were several people who, while understanding the use of  "Community Initiatives" description of our work, asked whether that was a clear enough description to highlight the collaborative nature of the relationship we wish to establish between our Third Sector and

Seismics and the City 2016 forum to focus on regeneration

Seismics and the City 2016 forum to focus on regeneration

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 2:38 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release - Seismics and the City

Valuing NGOs Project

Valuing NGOs Project

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 12:31 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

This link - One Voice Te Reo Kotahi (OVTRK) - is to the December 2015 OVTRK update on our current work.  Because we want to ensure that NGOs are valued we have started to pull together some resources.  The purpose of the project is to help people value NGOs - and in particular their activities that rely on generosity – that are beyond a market approach and not driven by government or

Getting the most out of your earthquake claim

Getting the most out of your earthquake claim

Tuesday, 15 March 2016 6:14 p.m. by WhatsMyOffer

5 years on, you deserve to get the most out of your earthquake insurance claim, but what is the best way to achieve your financial goals? – We explore three options, in no particular order.

Design contest for new Avon footbridge

Design contest for new Avon footbridge

Tuesday, 15 March 2016 6:06 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An "iconic and spectacular" footbridge over the Avon River is being earmarked for the city centre.

Seismics in the City

Seismics in the City

Tuesday, 15 March 2016 4:27 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Afternoon-only tickets to Seismics and the City 2016 A limited number of afternoon-only tickets are available for those who can’t attend the full day’s event but want to participate in the afternoon programme, including the plenary open forum* and post-event …

Christchurch trees seek saviours

Christchurch trees seek saviours

Monday, 14 March 2016 10:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Many of Christchurch’s notable trees are about to be dropped off the Christchurch City Council’s register and this has spurred some city residents into opposing this. Around 80 per cent of the city’s notable and heritage trees will lose their …

Free-for-all on cheap plumbing products sparks complaints

'Free-for-all' on cheap plumbing products sparks complaints

Monday, 14 March 2016 5:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Weak plumbing industry regulations have lead to a spike in Cantabrians complaining about shoddy products, plumbers say.

New Christchurch library contractor announced

New Christchurch library contractor announced

Monday, 14 March 2016 12:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Southbase Construction has been awarded the contract to build Christchurch's new central library.

New Central Library ready to go

New Central Library ready to go

Monday, 14 March 2016 12:15 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The Gaiety – better, stronger and opening soon

The Gaiety – better, stronger and opening soon

Monday, 14 March 2016 9:02 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Earthquake repairs to The Gaiety ­– a popular heritage building, function centre and gathering place for the Akaroa community – have just been completed, in time for the official opening on Friday 1 April 2016.

In Search of Helen Thacker

In Search of Helen Thacker

Friday, 11 March 2016 3:33 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Memorial Wall animated fly-through

Memorial Wall animated fly-through

Friday, 11 March 2016 1:40 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

View the animated fly-through of the Memorial Wall to visualise how the Memorial will look once it is complete.

Southern Response staff get $3.3m in bonuses

Southern Response staff get $3.3m in bonuses

Friday, 11 March 2016 11:33 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Crown-owned Southern Response (SR) has paid staff $3.29 million in bonuses for settling earthquake claims quickly.

EQC and Drainage Claims

EQC and Drainage Claims

Friday, 11 March 2016 9:13 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

EQC announces plan to settle drainage claims 7 Mar 2016 The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is rolling out an assessment programme for sewer and stormwater pipes suspected of having earthquake damage, starting this month (March). EQC’s General Manager of Customer & Claims, Trish Keith, says it currently has about 2,500 drainage claims but expects this could increase to about 6,000 with most claims being settled with cash payment. “EQC’s focus has been getting houses repaired and people back in t ...

Southern Response- Govt Review

Southern Response- Govt Review

Friday, 11 March 2016 9:09 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Here is a link to the report by the Parliament Finance and Expenditure Committee in its annual review of the 2014/15 performance and current operations of Southern Response Earthquake Services Limited.  This is the first review of Southern Response.  The report raises concerns about the ability of Southern Response to settle all claims within the amount allocated by the Government and the payment by Southern Response of bonuses to staff based on their claim settlement record.  Southern Response ...

Laneways revival projects get under way

Laneways revival projects get under way

Friday, 11 March 2016 7:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Property developers are launching a revival of Christchurch's Poplar Lane hospitality area, spurred on by big new office buildings going up nearby.

Deadline for St Albans News April/May

Deadline for St Albans News April/May

Thursday, 10 March 2016 9:10 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The deadline for articles for the next edition of St Albans News is on March 14. Please send via email to news@stalbans.gen.nz. Volunteers will deliver the newsletter to residents some time between April 2 and April 10 and will cover …

City traffic forced to slow down

City traffic forced to slow down

Thursday, 10 March 2016 8:35 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

From March 12 traffic around the inner city is going to slow down quite considerably because of new speed limits that are being brought in and this could impact on St Albans as drivers search for faster routes to their …

Combined choirs lift the roof

Combined choirs lift the roof

Thursday, 10 March 2016 7:55 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Beulah Church, 140 Springfield Rd, St. Albans Time: Sunday, April 3 2-5.30pm Description: A number of community choirs are getting together for an afternoon celebrating singing. Lisa Jonathan, Rachel Bayliss, Jane Hobson, Nikki Berry and their choirs will each …

Future Christchurch Update - March 2016

Future Christchurch Update - March 2016

Thursday, 10 March 2016 4:59 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Chief Executives Update - 10 March 2016

Chief Executive's Update - 10 March 2016

Thursday, 10 March 2016 1:04 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, John Ombler, gives a monthly update on CERA's work to lead the recovery. This month he discusses the Valentines Day earthquake with Dr Kelvin Berryman from GNS and how Christchurch's new rebuild standards can give the community comfort over building safety.

Johnny Moore: Suburban malls vibrancy highlights a languishing centre city

Johnny Moore: Suburban mall's 'vibrancy' highlights a languishing centre city

Thursday, 10 March 2016 10:39 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: I'm one of those suckers who still hopes the central city will become the bustling metropolitan centre of the South Island.

Central Christchurch car park building delayed

Central Christchurch car park building delayed

Thursday, 10 March 2016 8:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new multi-storey car park in Christchurch's central city will not be open in time for this year's busy Christmas shopping period.