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What happens at Christchurchs Margaret Mahy playground after dark?

What happens at Christchurch's Margaret Mahy playground after dark?

Friday, 15 January 2016 2:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

The newly opened Margaret Mahy Family Playground got rave reviews from children, but what happens after dark?

Lets get things moving

Let's get things moving

Friday, 15 January 2016 2:31 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

With 2016 now in full swing, our team are back on board and ready to work with you to get your claim settled. 

Drone footage shows repairs to retaining wall on Christchurchs Sumner Rd

Drone footage shows repairs to retaining wall on Christchurch's Sumner Rd

Thursday, 14 January 2016 7:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Drone footage has captured work to repair retaining walls on the quake-damaged road between Lyttelton and Sumner.

Social media helps isolated Cantabs deal with quake recovery

Social media helps isolated Cantabs deal with quake recovery

Thursday, 14 January 2016 5:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Dissatisfaction with the Government-led earthquake recovery is behind the social media uprising among many unhappy Cantabrians, new research has found.

EQC has about 5500 shoddily repaired homes to fix

EQC has about 5500 shoddily repaired homes to fix

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 9:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has about 5500 second-time repairs to carry out on Canterbury homes because of poor workmanship, failed or incorrect repair strategies, scope omissions and new damage

Great Place to be: Christchurch eco house is passive

Great Place to be: Christchurch eco house is passive

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 4:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

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Christchurch eco house is passive

Christchurch eco house is passive

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 4:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

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Piano Shelter Project

Piano Shelter Project

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 2:09 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Since 2011 Gap Filler has been providing homes for pre-loved pianos in public spaces and vacant sites around Christchurch. Pianos have come and gone and have been up-cycled after they have had their day in the sun . . . of course the better the shelter the longer the life of the piano. . . […]

Design and location of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Design and location of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 10:11 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

CERA Development Director, Rob Kerr, introduces the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial and its designer, Grega Vezjak, who shares his vision for the Memorial. We hope you enjoy this poignant insight into the location for the Memorial, the design and design selection process.

Mahy playground misses the mark for children with special needs - advocate

Mahy playground 'misses the mark' for children with special needs - advocate

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 7:29 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's multi-million dollar Margaret Mahy Playground has come under fire for its lack of disability-friendly equipment.

Last Notices before Holidays

Last Notices before Holidays

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 11:28 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Sponsor A Square Foot update Since the delivery of the Pleasant News earlier in the month we have had more contributors to our Sponsorasquarefoot campaign which is great – thank you!  As we […]

On this day - 2010 Haiti earthquake

On this day - 2010 Haiti earthquake

Monday, 11 January 2016 2:41 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Cantabrians begin to tell the world…

Cantabrians begin to tell the world…

Monday, 11 January 2016 8:13 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

How long did the New Zealand Government and the private insurance industry think it would take before Cantabrians began to publicize their plight internationally. 2016 will see a resurgence of activity from the affected population.   http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/69310952/christchurch-homeowner-to-lead-iag-class-action https://www.change.org/p/iag-insurance-a-class-action-lawsuit-will-result-if-you-continue-to-mistreat-your-customers-and-this-will-affect-your-state-i ...

Self Regulation and the art of navel gazing…

Self Regulation and the art of navel gazing…

Saturday, 9 January 2016 11:25 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Was it just a failure by a regulatory authority, overlooked by a Government department, or it was intentional support of corporates by the government? Government departments don’t ‘overlook’ regulatory failures. Ministers decide what will or won’t be done!

Wellingtons St Mary of the Angels Church refit could show Christchurch the way

Wellington's St Mary of the Angels Church refit could show Christchurch the way

Thursday, 7 January 2016 6:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Take note, Christchurch - Wellington's St Mary of the Angels church could provide a blueprint for rebuilding your stricken cathedral.

Global interest in Christchurchs recovery

Global interest in Christchurch's recovery

Tuesday, 5 January 2016 11:10 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Delegations from more than 30 countries have been hosted by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority since 2011 as diplomats come to see first-hand how the city is recovering.

Global interest in Christchurchs recovery

Global interest in Christchurch's recovery

Tuesday, 5 January 2016 11:10 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Delegations from more than 30 countries have been hosted by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority since 2011 as diplomats come to see first-hand how the city is recovering.

Strong earthquake shakes lower North Island

Strong earthquake shakes lower North Island

Tuesday, 5 January 2016 8:57 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Reopened Christchurch Art Gallery tops 40,000 visitors

Reopened Christchurch Art Gallery tops 40,000 visitors

Monday, 4 January 2016 7:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Jenny Harper did not know what sort of response to expect when the Christchurch Art Gallery reopened just before Christmas. Now she knows.

About damn time…..

About damn time…..

Saturday, 2 January 2016 10:26 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Finally after more than five years of messing around with the lives of thousands of Cantabrians the Insurance Council has introduced a new code of conduct for its members. Insurers face a potential fine of up to $100,000 (yes that’s all) …

About damn time…..or is it lipstick on a pig?

About damn time…..or is it lipstick on a pig?

Saturday, 2 January 2016 10:26 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Finally after more than five years of messing around with the lives of thousands of Cantabrians the Insurance Council has introduced a new code of conduct for its members. Insurers face a potential fine of up to $100,000 (yes that’s all) …

Happy New Year Folks, 2015 in review

Happy New Year Folks, 2015 in review

Friday, 1 January 2016 5:30 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. You helped to make it happen. I look forward to hearing more from you all in 2016. Here’s an excerpt: Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people …

Insurance Council- Earthquake claim limitation

Insurance Council- Earthquake claim limitation

Wednesday, 30 December 2015 6:01 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Here is the press release from the insurance council to the effect that CNZ members AA Insurance, FMG, the IAG brands, MAS, Tower and Vero have agreed not to plead a defence under the Limitation Act 1950 or the Limitation Act 2010 for any residential claim relating to the Canterbury Earthquakes where proceedings are filed in the Courts before 4 September 2017.  This does not affect claims against EQC or Southern Response.   To save arguments and issues I still recommend that owners sue insurers ...

EQC- limitation earthquake claims

EQC- limitation earthquake claims

Wednesday, 30 December 2015 5:52 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Here is the link to the press release from the EQC website about how it will apply the limitation period(s) under the Limitation Act.  To be safe I recommend that owners sue before 4 September 2016.  Better to be safe than sorry.

The plan against the rebuild

The plan against the rebuild

Tuesday, 29 December 2015 8:16 p.m. by MakingChristchurch

How much did Christchurchs Margaret Mahy playground cost?

How much did Christchurch's Margaret Mahy playground cost?

Sunday, 27 December 2015 4:24 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

It's time to clarify the costs of the Margaret Mahy Family Playground.

Future still uncertain for Christchurchs historic Odeon Theatre

Future still uncertain for Christchurch's historic Odeon Theatre

Sunday, 27 December 2015 1:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Community groups and investors may have the opportunity to give Christchurch's historical Odeon Theatre a second chance after engineering advice found the building's remains are safe.

Post-quake wellbeing improves despite confidence dip in Govt decision-making

Post-quake wellbeing improves despite confidence dip in Govt decision-making

Friday, 25 December 2015 4:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

The region's earthquake boss says Cantabrians are feeling more positive about their lives and the future of the city, despite confidence in the Government dropping.

The year in review: The rebuild, city council and property in Canterbury

The year in review: The rebuild, city council and property in Canterbury

Friday, 25 December 2015 3:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Another year and Christchurch is still earthquake Christchurch but very different looking from a year ago, at least in the central city.

Fundraising for Christ Church Cathedral restoration begins

Fundraising for Christ Church Cathedral restoration begins

Thursday, 24 December 2015 6:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

The race is on to raise funds for what is thought to be a $75 million shortfall for the potential restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral.

Relief as Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority pays out full RV

Relief as Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority pays out full RV

Thursday, 24 December 2015 3:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

Nearly all eligible property owners have now accepted a Crown offer for their red-zoned land following Canterbury's earthquakes.

What is Lancaster Park good for?

What is Lancaster Park good for?

Thursday, 24 December 2015 12:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

Lancaster Park Village. Lancaster Park industrial estate. Lancaster Park retirement complex.

Strong take-up of red zone offers

Strong take-up of red zone offers

Thursday, 24 December 2015 10:48 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

More than 98 per cent of eligible property owners in the Residential Red Zone have now accepted Crown offers to enable them to move on with their lives.

East Frame Spectrum Artwork

East Frame Spectrum Artwork

Thursday, 24 December 2015 10:45 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Street artist Vexta created this mural on Cashel Street in the East Frame as part of the Spectrum street art festival. Spectrum runs until 17 April 2017 at the YMCA.

Wellbeing remains on track

Wellbeing remains on track

Thursday, 24 December 2015 10:30 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Quality of life remains at high levels in greater Christchurch according to the latest Wellbeing Survey by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA).

Cost key to salvaging Christ Church Cathedral

Cost key to salvaging Christ Church Cathedral

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 9:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

on Christ Church Cathedral gives two clear options for the quake-damaged building: reinstate or replace.

Developers urge speed on Christ Church Cathedral decision

Developers urge speed on Christ Church Cathedral decision

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 9:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

The message from community leaders to those charged with revitalising Christ Church Cathedral is clear: good start, now get on with it.

ChristChurch Cathedral can be rebuilt

ChristChurch Cathedral can be rebuilt

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 5:48 p.m. by MediaHerald

The future of ChristChurch Cathedral is still up in the air, after the release of a government sponsored report this afternoon.There was huge crowd in Cathedral Square today waiting for the release of Miriam Dean's report.The...

Christ Church Cathedral can be rebuilt

Christ Church Cathedral can be rebuilt

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 5:48 p.m. by MediaHerald

The future of Christ Church Cathedral is still up in the air, after the release of a government sponsored report this afternoon.There was huge crowd in Cathedral Square today waiting for the release of Miriam Dean's report.The...

As it happened: Christ Church Cathedral can be rebuilt

As it happened: Christ Church Cathedral can be rebuilt

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 5:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Anglican Church has agreed to consider "reinstating" the Christ Church Cathedral.

Live: Christ Church Cathedral can be rebuilt

Live: Christ Church Cathedral can be rebuilt

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 4:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Anglican Church has agreed to consider "reinstating" the Christ Church Cathedral.

Report confirms ChristChurch Cathedral can be reinstated

Report confirms ChristChurch Cathedral can be reinstated

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 4:31 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Anglican Church to consider reinstating Christ Church Cathedral

Anglican Church to consider reinstating Christ Church Cathedral

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 4:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Anglican Church has agreed to investigate reinstating the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral.

Live: Christ Church Cathedral announcement

Live: Christ Church Cathedral announcement

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 3:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

Five years of uncertainty in Cathedral Square will come to an end on Wednesday afternoon.

Christ Church Cathedral: why all the fuss?

Christ Church Cathedral: why all the fuss?

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 3:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

A major announcement on the future of the Christ Church Cathedral will be made at 4.30pm on Wednesday. What is all the fuss about?

Latimer Square will get first east frame homes

Latimer Square will get first east frame homes

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 2:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

The first new homes in Christchurch's east frame will go on the corner of Latimer Square and Hereford St, but construction will not start until October.

Christ Church Cathedral decision could boost city investment - developers

Christ Church Cathedral decision could boost city investment - developers

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 11:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

Developers say breaking the deadlock over the damaged Christ Church Cathedral will help restore confidence in redeveloping the heart of the city.

East Frame development gets final approval

East Frame development gets final approval

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 11:06 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Helicopter demolishes Christchurch clifftop house from the sky

Helicopter demolishes Christchurch clifftop house from the sky

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 10:13 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake-damaged houses teetering from a Christchurch clifftop have been demolished from the sky.

Helicopter demolishes Christchurch clifftop house from the sky

Helicopter demolishes Christchurch clifftop house from the sky

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 10:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake-damaged houses teetering from a Christchurch clifftop have been demolished from the sky.

Corporate urbanism and the new Christchurch.

Corporate urbanism and the new Christchurch.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 10:30 p.m. by MakingChristchurch

D-Day for Christ Church Cathedral

D-Day for Christ Church Cathedral

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 8:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Five years of uncertainty and inertia in Cathedral Square will come to an end on Wednesday afternoon.

Scrapped Breathe competition a waste of time and money

Scrapped Breathe competition a 'waste of time and money'

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 3:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Entrants in an urban design competition say the time, money and effort of almost 60 national and international groups have been wasted by the Government.

Official opening of the Margaret Mahy Family Playground

Official opening of the Margaret Mahy Family Playground

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 2:32 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The Margaret Mahy Family Playground was officially opened on Tuesday 22 December 2015