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Tower posts loss on quake costs, hikes dividend

Tower posts loss on quake costs, hikes dividend

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 10:52 a.m. by MediaHerald

Tower, the general insurer, posted an annual loss as it prepares for more expensive claims from the Canterbury spate of earthquakes, but raised its dividend payout to reflect a stronger underlying earnings performance. The Auckland-based...

First Govt accommodation nears completion

First Govt accommodation nears completion

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 9:49 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Vote now! 24 hours left to vote for your Commons Shelter!

Vote now! 24 hours left to vote for your Commons Shelter!

Monday, 23 November 2015 4:55 p.m. by GapFiller

That’s right! Voting closes tomorrow, Tuesday 24 November, at midnight! Don’t delay! The finalists (in no particular order) are: Commons Unity Hub Dock70 Electric Eel Garden City Pavilion The Meeting House   The Commons Shelter criteria is: Must be relocatable. Will provide adequate space and shelter for 10-30 people in the event of rain. Must be […]

Woman who pinned her $472k theft on employer on post-quake trauma loses appeal

Woman who pinned her $472k theft on employer on post-quake trauma loses appeal

Monday, 23 November 2015 4:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

A woman who stole nearly half a million dollars from her employer and claimed post-quake trauma was partly to blame has had an appeal against her jail sentence dismissed.

Woman who stole $472k from employer loses appeal

Woman who stole $472k from employer loses appeal

Monday, 23 November 2015 4:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

A woman who stole nearly half a million dollars from her employer and claimed post-quake trauma was partly to blame has had an appeal against her jail sentence dismissed.

Mt Pleasant News 18 November 2015

Mt Pleasant News 18 November 2015

Monday, 23 November 2015 12:31 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Help retain Redcliffs School  Redcliffs school community needs your help to keep the pressure on Minister Parata to retain their wonderful school which has been serving generations of local children for decades. Do […]

Small victories worth celebrating

Small victories worth celebrating

Sunday, 22 November 2015 11:25 p.m. by SouthernResponse

It's good to see a positive story in The Press about the rebuild, featuring one of our main contractors, Mike Greer Homes.

Court throws out $6.5m insurance offer for Henderson property

Court throws out $6.5m insurance offer for Henderson property

Sunday, 22 November 2015 4:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Bankrupt developer Dave Henderson's bid to revive a Christchurch building has helped scupper an insurance payout on the property.

Wanted: passionate community organiser for St Albans

Wanted: passionate community organiser for St Albans

Saturday, 21 November 2015 8:42 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

St Albans Community Organiser This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a passion for community led development and a desire to help shape the direction of the St Albans Community. The St Albans Residents Association (SARA) has been growing …

More good news for Christchurchs retail precinct

More good news for Christchurch's retail precinct

Friday, 20 November 2015 9:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new retail precinct has had another big boost with one developer announcing a major tenant and another planning to make his building bigger to meet demand.

Warners Hotel could rise again in Christchurchs Cathedral Square

Warner's Hotel could rise again in Christchurch's Cathedral Square

Friday, 20 November 2015 9:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

The American owners of Christchurch's Novotel hotel building in Cathedral Square want to rebuild Warner's Hotel next door.

Crown calls time on central Christchurch residential development

Crown calls time on central Christchurch residential development

Friday, 20 November 2015 7:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

A major residential development in central Christchurch has fallen through after months of delays and silence.

New options to be explored for Crown owned site

New options to be explored for Crown owned site

Friday, 20 November 2015 6:56 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Christchurch Central Development Unit Director Baden Ewart says it is unfortunate the proposed developers of a residential demonstration project in central Christchurch have been unable to confirm the availability of the necessary funding, but he’s confident the land will be highly sought after by other parties.

CTV engineer inquiry not in public interest

CTV engineer inquiry 'not in public interest'

Friday, 20 November 2015 6:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

A full investigation into an engineer's involvement in the collapsed CTV building would not be in the public interest, a judge has heard.

New peek at Christchurch heritage project

New peek at Christchurch heritage project

Friday, 20 November 2015 2:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

New artists' impressions give inside glimpses of how central Christchurch's McKenzie and Willis redevelopment will look.

Local Publisher Releases New Edition of ‘Then and Now’ Christchurch Photo Book

Local Publisher Releases New Edition of ‘Then and Now’ Christchurch Photo Book

Friday, 20 November 2015 1:10 p.m. by KeswinPublishing Featured Popular

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Flood remediation to go ahead in Bexley and Woolston

Flood remediation to go ahead in Bexley and Woolston

Friday, 20 November 2015 12:08 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Flood remediation to go ahead in Bexley and Woolston

The end of Lorraines rebuild journey

The end of Lorraine's rebuild journey

Friday, 20 November 2015 3:31 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Lorraine's rebuild journey comes to an end this month as she moves into her new Jennian-built home. In the below video, Lorraine shares the final chapter of her rebuild story.

Lyttelton Port approved for major revamp

Lyttelton Port approved for major revamp

Thursday, 19 November 2015 6:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

A major revamp of Lyttelton Port has received final sign-off and will proceed next year.

Recovery Plan for Lyttelton Port released

Recovery Plan for Lyttelton Port released

Thursday, 19 November 2015 3:54 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today released the Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan, which allows for the port to be rebuilt and repaired in a timely and appropriate manner.

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 Popular

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 …

Focal mechanism analysis of Christchurch Boxing Day aftershocks

Focal mechanism analysis of Christchurch Boxing Day aftershocks

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 4:40 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

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