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Kaikoura claims lodgement period ends

Kaikoura claims lodgement period ends

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 5:52 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Captain Robert Falcon Scott statue to be reinstated on original base

Captain Robert Falcon Scott statue to be reinstated on original base

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 9:11 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A repair team has come up with a way to fix Christchurch's statue of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, which broke in the February 2011 earthquake.

Christchurch earthquake money audit wanted

Christchurch earthquake money audit wanted

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 8:50 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The South Brighton Residents' Association wants to know what happened to earthquake donations for the eastern suburbs.They have submitted a comprehensive letter to the Coastal-Burwood Community Board asking it to find out from the...

Northern Design Precinct

Northern Design Precinct

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 8:26 a.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Check out the Design Hub popping up in the Village!  

Roads closed to make room for Christchurchs metro sports facility

Roads closed to make room for Christchurch's metro sports facility

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 11:07 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Some on-street parking near Christchurch Hospital has been lost as work ramps up on the city's metro sport facility site

Small town homeowners under-insured for Kaikoura quake rebuilds

Small town homeowners under-insured for Kaikoura quake rebuilds

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 5:01 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Concern is growing that seriously damaged buildings near the Kaikoura earthquake epicentre are under-insured or uninsured.

Ōtākaro Orchard launches crowdfunding for edible park

Ōtākaro Orchard launches crowdfunding for edible park

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 2:43 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: Otakaro Orchard

Roads close to make room for Christchurchs metro sports facility

Roads close to make room for Christchurch's metro sports facility

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 12:54 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Some on-street parking near Christchurch Hospital has been lost as work ramps up on the city's metro sport facility site

New Brighton Library reopens after earthquake repairs

New Brighton Library reopens after earthquake repairs

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 11:12 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's New Brighton Library has reopened after being closed for six months for repairs and refurbishment.

New Brighton Library reopens its doors

New Brighton Library reopens its doors

Monday, 13 February 2017 11:42 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

After more than six months without, the community welcomed back New Brighton Library this morning (Monday 13 February 2017).

Timelines more important than masterplans for Christchurch projects

Timelines more important than masterplans for Christchurch projects

Monday, 13 February 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: Christchurch has made a bit of a mess of its consultation and planning processes post-quake, but the discussions over Cathedral Square and the residential red zone offer a chance to address this problem and produce some better results.

Council’s new multicultural strategy to help residents thrive

Council’s new multicultural strategy to help residents thrive

Monday, 13 February 2017 12:34 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Did you know that nearly a quarter of Christchurch citizens were born overseas? The city council is recognising the diverse makeup of the city with a strategy to make everyone feel welcome and as Jimmy Chen says “thrive” in the …

Earthquake Commission confirms more than 100 privacy breaches and 445 near misses

Earthquake Commission confirms more than 100 privacy breaches and 445 'near misses'

Sunday, 12 February 2017 6:26 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

More than 100 privacy breaches occurred at the Earthquake Commission (EQC) last financial year, most involving personal information being sent to the wrong claimants.

Cathedral Towers luxury penthouses priced at $5 million

Cathedral Towers luxury penthouses priced at $5 million

Thursday, 9 February 2017 7:49 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Five million dollars will buy what are probably Christchurch's priciest apartments â€“ the penthouses in the planned luxury Cathedral Towers.

Minister Gerry Brownlee: Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority criticism unbalanced, misses the point

Minister Gerry Brownlee: Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority criticism unbalanced, misses the point

Thursday, 9 February 2017 11:18 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The Auditor-General's report into the effectiveness of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) is unbalanced and misses the point, Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

Born to fundraise? Christ Church Cathedral campaigners ask Bruce Springsteen for help

Born to fundraise? Christ Church Cathedral campaigners ask Bruce Springsteen for help

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 5:24 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Heritage campaigners want Bruce Springsteen to help launch a fundraising drive to restore the Christ Church Cathedral.

Tensions between Cera and Christchurch City Council delayed rebuild, report says

Tensions between Cera and Christchurch City Council delayed rebuild, report says

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 5:08 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Tensions between the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) and Christchurch City Council have caused delays in Canterbury's post-earthquake rebuild, a new report says.

Conservation efforts underway on Scott Statue

Conservation efforts underway on Scott Statue

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 4:16 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

  Insurers settle $2.7 billion Canterbury claims in 2016

Insurers settle $2.7 billion Canterbury claims in 2016

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 3:14 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Featured Popular

Insurers settle $2.7 billion Canterbury claims in 2016

International architecture firm makes Christchurch home

International architecture firm makes Christchurch home

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 3:09 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release by: Marchese Partners

EQC announces new CE appointment

EQC announces new CE appointment

Tuesday, 7 February 2017 10:47 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Sumner Lifeboats $1.7 million Blue Arrow Rescue stranded at low-tide since Christchurch earthquakes

Sumner Lifeboat's $1.7 million Blue Arrow Rescue stranded at low-tide since Christchurch earthquakes

Monday, 6 February 2017 5:42 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An ongoing and costly effort to clear the Sumner Lifeboat Institution's slipway could end if the Christchurch City Council decides to extend its breakwater upgrade project.

OVTRK Update + Any update from your TSO before 15 February?

OVTRK Update + Any update from your TSO before 15 February?

Monday, 6 February 2017 3:14 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

This update to TSOs on the OVTRK Register is to alert your TSO to the opportunity to send your OVTRK Organising Group any update from you for 15 February - see below? It also highlights some recent developments in the Third Sector ECO Canterbury Regional Hub - for environment and conservation interested organisations. Discussion forum afternoon of Saturday 18 February 2017 Venue WEA, 59

Costly and inefficient makeshift services for lonely red-zoned neighbourhoods

'Costly and inefficient' makeshift services for lonely red-zoned neighbourhoods

Sunday, 5 February 2017 7:19 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

There aren't many vehicles in lonely Brooklands, the mostly abandoned Christchurch suburb â€“ except for the sewage trucks.

Canterbury rebuild lessons conference delayed, Brownlee reluctant to back event

Canterbury rebuild lessons conference delayed, Brownlee 'reluctant' to back event

Sunday, 5 February 2017 7:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Crown has postponed a conference on Canterbury rebuild lessons, saying it is too soon because big projects such as the convention centre and residential red zones are unfinished.

Horatio Street and part of Balfour Terrace to close

Horatio Street and part of Balfour Terrace to close

Saturday, 4 February 2017 2:15 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Featured Popular

Horatio Street and the bulk of Balfour Terrace from Antigua Street will be permanently closed from Friday 10 February to allow work to continue on the Metro Sport Facility Site.

Editorial: Allegations of earthquake recovery double-dipping must be thoroughly investigated

Editorial: Allegations of earthquake recovery double-dipping must be thoroughly investigated

Thursday, 2 February 2017 5:22 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: Labour leader Andrew Little is absolutely correct to be calling for the auditor-general to investigate reports of conflicts of interest at the former Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.

Labours Andrew Little says he will expedite outstanding quake insurance claims

Labour's Andrew Little says he will 'expedite' outstanding quake insurance claims

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 10:18 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Labour Party leader Andrew Little says he will err "on the side of justice" for Canterbury earthquake insurance claimants if he becomes prime minister.

Labour leader Andrew Little says he will expedite Canterbury quake insurance claims

Labour leader Andrew Little says he will 'expedite' Canterbury quake insurance claims

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 10:09 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Labour Party leader Andrew Little says he will err "on the side of justice" for Canterbury earthquake insurance claimants if he becomes prime minister.

Councillor suggests fuel tax could help pay for Christchurchs roadworks

Councillor suggests fuel tax could help pay for Christchurch's roadworks

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 8:40 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A fuel tax could help solve Christchurch's roading woes, a city councillor says.

Christchurchs Thorn Engineering fails, director fighting criminal charges

Christchurch's Thorn Engineering fails, director fighting criminal charges

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 7:09 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Christchurch engineering firm involved in the construction of a major central city anchor project has gone bust.

A Contents Insurance NZ Policy

A Contents Insurance NZ Policy

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 4:45 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Contents Insurance NZ Policy The process of keeping a home protected throughout a major storm can be challenging because strong winds can damage a house’s structure in a variety of ways. If your home in New Zealand is located in …

John Goddard: New level of uncertainty for quake-hit homeowners

John Goddard: New level of uncertainty for quake-hit homeowners

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 9:49 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Late last year, EQC and the Insurance Council (ICNZ) agreed that insurers, and not EQC, would assess earthquake damage arising from the Kaikoura earthquake.  The Government touted this arrangement as a "new and simplified" approach which showed it had listened to the issues arising from the Canterbury earthquakes.  However, as is to be expected with any innovation, the devil is in the detail and the detail throws up a number of unanswered questions.

Cera staff to be investigated over private company dealings

Cera staff to be investigated over private company dealings

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 6:08 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Revelations that Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) staff tried to do commercial property deals for their own company will be investigated by the Prime Minister's Department and the State Services Commission.

Mike Yardley: The long, frustrating road to fixed streets

Mike Yardley: The long, frustrating road to fixed streets

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: Six years on from the Christchurch earthquakes, how would you rate the state of our roads?

Class action against Southern Response returns to court after company appeals

Class action against Southern Response returns to court after company appeals

Monday, 30 January 2017 9:57 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The class action against Southern Response faces another hurdle as the company is appealing the court decision that allows the case to proceed.

Some Christchurch quake victims families say chair memorial should be scrapped

Some Christchurch quake victims' families say chair memorial should be scrapped

Monday, 30 January 2017 7:51 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Self-indulgent, inappropriate and strange – that's what some relatives of 2011 earthquake victims think of the white chair memorial.

New Moorhouse development continues central Christchurch streets retail growth

New Moorhouse development continues central Christchurch street's retail growth

Monday, 30 January 2017 7:12 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Retail growth on Christchurch's Moorhouse Ave is set to continue with a new shopping and office complex to be built on the busy Colombo St intersection.

Work starts on New Brighton Pier

Work starts on New Brighton Pier

Monday, 30 January 2017 11:23 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

Southern Response appeals class action decision

Southern Response appeals class action decision

Monday, 30 January 2017 1:51 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Southern Response has today filed an appeal of the recent decision by the High Court to allow a proposed class action to proceed.

St Albans News – first issue for 2017

St Albans News – first issue for 2017

Sunday, 29 January 2017 11:36 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

It looks like the transitional community centre will be heading to Shirley later this year when work begins on the permanent centre. But what will happen while the centre is being built? We find out that nothing is certain yet, …

The back story to the legal action IAG and Tower have launched against EQC

The back story to the legal action IAG and Tower have launched against EQC

Saturday, 28 January 2017 7:54 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

How EQC has avoided being stung by rising land values; Cameron Preston has the back story to the IAG and Tower have launched against EQC

Cera staff running own property business on the side

Cera staff running own property business on the side

Saturday, 28 January 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's (Cera) staff employed to bring investment to Christchurch set up their own company through which investors would pay them a fee on private property deals, a Stuff investigation has found.

Earthquake survivor and pin-up star Monique Mclennan returns to Christchurch

Earthquake survivor and pin-up star Monique Mclennan returns to Christchurch

Saturday, 28 January 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Monique Mclennan once waited for death. Now she lives with no regrets and is poised to realise her dream.

St Andrews Hill Bridlepath Road Intersection update

St Andrews Hill Bridlepath Road Intersection update

Friday, 27 January 2017 7:36 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Please find attached a document regarding proposed options (including the status quo) for the St Andrews Hill Road/Bridle Path Road/Main Road intersection layout.  You have been identified as a possible stakeholder who could be interested in this project and may wish to provide some feedback. St Andrews Hill Leaflet There will be two drop in...

Customer newsletter January 2017

Customer newsletter January 2017

Friday, 27 January 2017 2:44 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

to view our latest customer e-newsletter.

Earthquake Strengthening legislation

Earthquake Strengthening legislation

Thursday, 26 January 2017 8:45 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

“The Government is using emergency powers introduced after the November 2016 quake to require the work in Wellington, Lower Hutt, and Blenheim, where there is a heightened risk of an aftershock, to force 300 building owners to strengthen within a …

Earthquake Strengthening legislation -one rule for Wellington and for us?

Earthquake Strengthening legislation -one rule for Wellington and for us?

Thursday, 26 January 2017 8:45 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

“The Government is using emergency powers introduced after the November 2016 quake to require the work in Wellington, Lower Hutt, and Blenheim, where there is a heightened risk of an aftershock, to force 300 building owners to strengthen within a …

A redeveloped Cathedral Square could evoke memories of Europe

A redeveloped Cathedral Square could evoke memories of Europe

Thursday, 26 January 2017 8:17 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch has an opportunity to transform Cathedral Square into a centre reminiscent of those in Europe, says the man helping lead the area's regeneration.

Christchurchs historic Wood Brothers Mill gets $900,000 council grant

Christchurch's historic Wood Brother's Mill gets $900,000 council grant

Thursday, 26 January 2017 4:37 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Another attempt is being made to buy and redevelop a run-down, earthquake-damaged historic flour mill in Christchurch.

IAG and Tower Insurance taking Earthquake Commission to High Court over land damage payments

IAG and Tower Insurance taking Earthquake Commission to High Court over land damage payments

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 7:06 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) may be short-changing Christchurch homeowners, according to two insurance companies.

Estuary Fest 2016 – Is Coming!

Estuary Fest 2016 – Is Coming!

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 1:59 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Estuary Fest is coming up on Saturday 4th February, 1-6pm on McCormack’s Bay Reserve. We’d love your  help; if you can assist in any way through giving of your time or by donating resources we would certainly appreciate it. Can you help with the following?       * Donating goods for the Tombola stall? Anything from...

Former Christchurch City Council boss brings wealth of knowledge to Kaikoura

Former Christchurch City Council boss brings wealth of knowledge to Kaikoura

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 5:30 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Jane Parfitt has plenty of expertise in earthquake recovery, having worked on the Christchurch City Council for the past 12 years.

First steps into Christchurchs residential red zone

First steps into Christchurch's residential red zone

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: Regenerate Christchurch has signalled the start of what we have been waiting for since the red zone decisions in mid-2011 – a process for determining what will become of these lands.

Julian Lee: Cathedral Square is a pernickety plaza puzzle

Julian Lee: Cathedral Square is a pernickety plaza puzzle

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 7:15 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Cathedral Square is in the throes of an existential crisis. For one, it's not really square (more of a diamond really) and, for the past five years, it's only had half of a cathedral. But the Half-Cathedral Diamond doesn't really have the same ring to it.

Atlas Quarter homes in central Christchurch to be ready by late 2017

Atlas Quarter homes in central Christchurch to be ready by late 2017

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 7:08 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Buyers can now register their interest in new homes being built in a Government-led project in central Christchurch.

Christchurchs Re:Start container mall may stay open until September

Christchurch's Re:Start container mall may stay open until September

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 3:33 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The developer who plans to build a farmers' market and mall on the site of Christchurch's container mall says he wants to keep it around for longer than planned.

A Place to Remember to be dedicated next month

A Place to Remember to be dedicated next month

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 1:48 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial that will be dedicated next month has been shaped by many whose lives were most profoundly impacted by the 22 February 2011 earthquake.

Adina Thorn law firm accused of trying to increase nervousness over steel mesh

Adina Thorn law firm accused of trying to increase 'nervousness' over steel mesh

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 6:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Steel & Tube has taken a swipe at Adina Thorn Lawyers, accusing it of attempting to "increase homeowner nervousness".

Carter Group to run The Crossing car park building for at least 50 years

Carter Group to run The Crossing car park building for at least 50 years

Monday, 23 January 2017 10:25 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Christchurch City Council has paid $28 million to the Carter Group in exchange for The Crossing car park building to remain for at least 50 years.