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Mayors Chair Speech about East Christchurch Recovery

Mayors Chair Speech about East Christchurch Recovery

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 2:42 p.m. by PaulZaanen Featured Popular

By Paul Zaanen

Public invited to Victoria Square events

Public invited to Victoria Square events

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 1:23 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Sound Garden Re-Launch

Sound Garden Re-Launch

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 12:09 p.m. by GapFiller

Make a commotion at the Sound Garden opening tomorrow (Thursday) from 5pm.  The instruments have been finely re-tuned and are ready to make some noise!   Pandemonium (amazing percussionists) and Rising Voices (youth slam poets) will be jamming together, then it’s over to you maestros.  See you 5pm Thursday! Thanks to all the hard work […]

Sound Garden is back with a bang!

Sound Garden is back with a bang!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 12:09 p.m. by GapFiller

  Sound Garden is back!   Greening the Rubble and Gap Filler’s Sound Garden project has re-opened after a three-month hiatus. The garden, which features plantings, seating and musical instruments made from recycled materials and junk, was previously located on the corner of Gloucester and Colombo Streets. It was relocated last November to make way […]

Bus Interchange site time-lapse 2014-2015 - stage 3

Bus Interchange site time-lapse 2014-2015 - stage 3

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 12:05 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

This time-lapse video shows construction of the future Bus Interchange.

Bus Interchange time-lapse 2014 construction phase 3

Bus Interchange time-lapse 2014 construction phase 3

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 12:05 p.m. by GovtCCDU

This time-lapse video shows construction of the future Bus Interchange.

University announces partnership with the Student Volunteer Army

University announces partnership with the Student Volunteer Army

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 12:00 p.m. by VolunteerArmy

The University of Canterbury has today announced a key partnership with the Student Volunteer Army (SVA).

What’s on this week!

What’s on this week!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 11:07 a.m. by GapFiller

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INCIDENT: Traffic light outage – Linwood – NOW RESTORED

INCIDENT: Traffic light outage – Linwood – NOW RESTORED

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 10:21 a.m. by Transport4chch

These traffic lights are now working again.  

Lane restrictions at Halswell junction – Avoid the area

Lane restrictions at Halswell junction – Avoid the area

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 6:49 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to a leaky valve at the intersection of Halswell Junction Rd, Halswell Rd and Sparks Rd, there is no right-hand turn movement from Sparks Rd into Halswell Rd. 

ROADWORKS: Lane restrictions at Halswell junction

ROADWORKS: Lane restrictions at Halswell junction

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 6:49 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to a leaky valve at the intersection of Halswell Junction Rd, Halswell Rd and Sparks Rd, there is no right-hand turn movement from Sparks Rd into Halswell Rd. 

ROADWORKS: Lane & turn restrictions at Halswell junction

ROADWORKS: Lane & turn restrictions at Halswell junction

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 6:49 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to a leaky valve at the intersection of Halswell Junction Rd, Halswell Rd and Sparks Rd, there is no right-hand turn movement from Sparks Rd into Halswell Rd. A detour for those wanting to make that turn is posted. …

Getting ready for the long-haul with Katja Brundiers- upcoming event

Getting ready for the long-haul with Katja Brundiers- upcoming event

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 5:16 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Getting ready for the long-haul: Seeing, seizing and sustaining post-disaster opportunities for strong sustainability From VISION to ACTION with Katja Brundiers When?: Thursday April 16 2015 from 7:30–9:00 pm Where?: WEA Centre, 59 Gloucester St Katja is visiting Christchurch to …

From the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network

From the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 5:05 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Sarah O’Brien, spokes person for the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network, has voiced serious concerns regarding insurance companies who are now suddenly paying out cash settlements to people who are deemed ‘rebuilds’. It appears the insurers relentlessly disregarded proper independent …

From the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network- make your voice count!

From the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network- make your voice count!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 5:05 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Sarah O’Brien, spokes person for the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network, has voiced serious concerns regarding insurance companies who are now suddenly paying out cash settlements to people who are deemed ‘rebuilds’. It appears the insurers relentlessly disregarded proper independent …

CTV building: Review sought after investigation into engineer dropped

CTV building: Review sought after investigation into engineer dropped

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 8:51 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Government are seeking a judicial review into the failure of New Zealand's professional engineering body to complete an investigation into the civil engineer responsible for the the doomed CTV building.Building and Housing Minister...

CTV News - 24th March 2015

CTV News - 24th March 2015

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 7:14 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Carpenter Award

CTV News Story - Carpenter Award

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 6:54 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story -  Redcliffs

CTV News Story - Redcliffs

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 6:53 p.m. by MediaCTV

We guess this will not be smaller than the leaky house syndrome.
Tip of the iceb...

We guess this will not be smaller than the leaky house syndrome. Tip of the iceb...

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 6:28 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

We guess this will not be smaller than the leaky house syndrome.
Tip of the iceberg now showing.



www.nzherald.co.nz
Fallout from New Zealand's leaky building disaster continues. - New Zealand Herald

Canterbury Live 24th March 2015

Canterbury Live 24th March 2015

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 4:23 p.m. by MediaCTV

A Walk Through the new Terrace with Antony Gough

A Walk Through the new Terrace with Antony Gough

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 3:44 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

Recently I took the opportunity for a walk through the new development The Terrace -  It’s going to be a wonderful (and a little quirky – which I like!) asset to the city.   Can’t wait for it to open!

Afternoon sun shines down on the location for a future outdoor restaurant at The Terrace – who will be the lucky tenant?

The Terrace ...

CHRP Excess Q&As

CHRP Excess Q&As

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 1:15 p.m. by GovtEQC

Major bus detour affects St Andrews Hill from 7pm Sunday

Major bus detour affects St Andrews Hill from 7pm Sunday

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 12:16 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Mt Pleasant’s 140 bus service will detour away from St Andrews Hill Rd while road works are carried out. 

CCC’s Long Term Plan

CCC’s Long Term Plan

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 12:07 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Have your say about the Long Term PlanHello, I would like to let you know that public consultation on the Council’s Long Term Plan 2015-25 has begun. I encourage you to […]

Fletchers to build Canterbury Universitys new science block

Fletchers to build Canterbury University's new science block

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:29 a.m. by MediaThePress

Fletcher Construction has won a multimillion-dollar project at the University of Canterbury, adding to its rebuild construction wins.

ROADWORKS: Centaurus Rd-Roadworks next week-expect delays

ROADWORKS: Centaurus Rd-Roadworks next week-expect delays

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 9:43 a.m. by Transport4chch

Roadworks on Centaurus Road between Palatine Terrace and St Martins Road will cause some delays for road users from next week, particularly during peak hours. Stop/Go traffic management will be implemented during peak hours with a traffic light system used …

Lynched - 23rd March 2015 - Nicky Wagner

Lynched - 23rd March 2015 - Nicky Wagner

Monday, 23 March 2015 7:36 p.m. by MediaCTV

Consultation initiated over Redcliffs School

Consultation initiated over Redcliffs School

Monday, 23 March 2015 4:38 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Education Minister Hekia Parata has begun consultation with the Board of Trustees of Redcliffs School in Christchurch about the possible closure of the school because of concerns about the long-term safety of the Redcliffs site.

Further Free Earthquake Counselling Sessions with Petersgate

Further Free Earthquake Counselling Sessions with Petersgate

Monday, 23 March 2015 4:18 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Petersgate Counselling Centre is thrilled to advise you that we are able to accept new clients for fully subsidised Earthquake Counselling sessions.

A Word of Warning From Christchurch Quantity Surveyor

A Word of Warning From Christchurch Quantity Surveyor

Monday, 23 March 2015 4:04 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

 

Pop up container village puts spotlight on worker accommodation shortage

Pop up container village puts spotlight on worker accommodation shortage

Monday, 23 March 2015 3:45 p.m. by RoyalWolf Popular

Shipping container specialists Royal Wolf are constructing a pop up container village in the heart of Christchurch to highlight the urgent need for worker accommodation during the rebuild. 

New Zealand Seismic Monitoring Sites

New Zealand Seismic Monitoring Sites

Monday, 23 March 2015 3:08 p.m. by GovtEQC

Seismics and the City 2015: Creating a Greater Christchurch

Seismics and the City 2015: Creating a Greater Christchurch

Monday, 23 March 2015 3:08 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Seismics and the City 2015 cross sector forum focusing on the post-quake recovery process, progress, problems and solutions, will be held in Christchurch on Friday 27 March.

REGIONAL SCIENCE AND INNOVATION CENTRE (RSIC) CONTRACT AWARDED

REGIONAL SCIENCE AND INNOVATION CENTRE (RSIC) CONTRACT AWARDED

Monday, 23 March 2015 1:48 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

The University of Canterbury has agreed to award a contract to Fletcher Construction to carry out the construction of stage one of its Regional Science and Innovation Centre (RSIC).

Desire for the Gap, building community after disaster in Christchurch

Desire for the Gap, building community after disaster in Christchurch

Monday, 23 March 2015 12:03 p.m. by GapFiller

This article, written by our Chair, Dr Ryan Reynolds (who is also one of our co founders) was first published in “Once in a lifetime” and was recently published in Australia’s Axon Journal. 

A stunning post-quake rebuild

A stunning post-quake rebuild

Monday, 23 March 2015 11:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

Daryl and Tara Hewitt's ultimate house is perched high on the hillside in Christchurch's seaside suburb of Redcliffs. The location, like the house, is spectacular. "They say you have to build four houses before you get it right," says Daryl, surveying House Number 4 with a satisfied gaze.

Alan Reay faces disciplinary hearing over CTV building declaration

Alan Reay faces disciplinary hearing over CTV building declaration

Monday, 23 March 2015 8:58 a.m. by MediaStuff

The man whose company engineered the Canterbury Television (CTV) building will this week be subject to a disciplinary hearing over his membership in the industry's professional body.

ROAD WORKS: Hagley Avenue and Grove Road starting Monday 23 March

ROAD WORKS: Hagley Avenue and Grove Road starting Monday 23 March

Monday, 23 March 2015 8:52 a.m. by Transport4chch

As part of  travel network changes, road surface reconstruction (removal and replacement) works will begin today 23 March at

ROADWORKS: Hagley Avenue and Grove Road starting Monday 23 March

ROADWORKS: Hagley Avenue and Grove Road starting Monday 23 March

Monday, 23 March 2015 8:52 a.m. by Transport4chch

As part of An Accessible City travel network changes, road surface reconstruction (removal and replacement) works will begin today 23 March at Grove Road / Moorhouse Avenue intersection and Hagley Avenue (between Moorhouse Avenue and St Asaph Street). Traffic will …

ROADWORKS: Hagley Avenue and Grove Road

ROADWORKS: Hagley Avenue and Grove Road

Monday, 23 March 2015 8:52 a.m. by Transport4chch

As part of An Accessible City travel network changes, road surface reconstruction (removal and replacement) works started on Monday March 23 at Grove Road / Moorhouse Avenue intersection and Hagley Avenue (between Moorhouse Avenue and St Asaph Street). Traffic will …

Fair Insurance Code 2016– where to now?

Fair Insurance Code 2016– where to now?

Monday, 23 March 2015 6:15 a.m. by avonsidechch

The revised Fair Insurance Code has yet to be ratified. It is to be considered at the ICNZ AGM some time this month and “there may be minor adjustments” to the Code. One wonders what “minor” might allow by way of changes.

Cash settlements in the news

Cash settlements in the news

Sunday, 22 March 2015 8:02 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

You may have recently read about IAG’s decision on cash settling customers in the pre-contract stage and heard speculation on whether this approach will be adopted by other insurers.

Drone footage shows quake-ravaged Christchurch suburb

Drone footage shows quake-ravaged Christchurch suburb

Sunday, 22 March 2015 11:04 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

New aerial drone video has emerged, showing the remains of one of Christchurch's quake-stricken riverside suburbs.

Reid Stiven to depart Earthquake Commission

Reid Stiven to depart Earthquake Commission

Sunday, 22 March 2015 7:15 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Commission (EQC) manager Reid Stiven will leave the organisation at the end of April.

""If it isn't risk informed, it isn't sustainable development". That was the mes...

""If it isn't risk informed, it isn't sustainable development". That was the mes...

Saturday, 21 March 2015 10:21 a.m. by EmpoweredChCh

""If it isn't risk informed, it isn't sustainable development". That was the message our UNDP delegation took to the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan"
These are the words of Helen Clark, who spoke at the Disaster Risk Reduction forum in Japan this week.
She just posted on this issue. You could ask her to intervene and get the risk transfer problems in Christchurch addressed.
Hiding the risk as is done here is un-sustainab ...

Roadworks big problem for small business

Roadworks big problem for small business

Saturday, 21 March 2015 9:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch sole trader Neil Hodgson says he has spent far too much of the last four years fighting the powers that be, trying to improve access to his retail frontages.

Pandey Hotel Corporation abandoned another hotel

Pandey Hotel Corporation 'abandoned another hotel'

Saturday, 21 March 2015 7:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Auckland company behind a derelict Christchurch hotel frequented by transients and prostitutes is known in Rotorua for abandoning another hotel property.

Christchurch housing struggle gets worse

Christchurch housing struggle gets worse

Friday, 20 March 2015 10:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch has almost as many homes as before the earthquakes but many residents are still struggling to afford housing.

Database snapshot of Christchurch tree coverage

Database snapshot of Christchurch tree coverage

Friday, 20 March 2015 10:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Ten of thousands of red-zone trees have been tagged and logged in a Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) database as it nears the end of its land-clearance project.

CTV News story - Harman Courts

CTV News story - Harman Courts

Friday, 20 March 2015 7:02 p.m. by MediaCTV

There is a big problem. Decisions have to be made. For a fair conclusion the mos...

There is a big problem. Decisions have to be made. For a fair conclusion the mos...

Friday, 20 March 2015 6:37 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

There is a big problem. Decisions have to be made. For a fair conclusion the most affected stakeholders have to be consulted.



My Insurer Wants To Cash Settle My Claim... What Next

My Insurer Wants To Cash Settle My Claim... What Next

Friday, 20 March 2015 5:05 p.m. by DuncanWebb Recommended Popular

Many insurers have recently changed their strategy and are seeking to cash settle insurance claims. How you respond to this will depend on your personal circumstances, but there are some questions and concerns that need to be addressed:

TIme is on your side if you are at flood risk and your claim is not settled. The...

TIme is on your side if you are at flood risk and your claim is not settled. The...

Friday, 20 March 2015 3:56 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

TIme is on your side if you are at flood risk and your claim is not settled. The owner of the risk, be it the insurance company or the home owner will have to face this harsh fact. This report will have a big impact in Christchurch.

“The response from the insurance industry to sea level rise will be the same as what we are seeing in Christchurch. With increased frequency of flooding you get premiums being raised as a first step, then you get higher excesses in policies and then you get ...

Replacement Ferrymead Bridge to reopen to traffic

Replacement Ferrymead Bridge to reopen to traffic

Friday, 20 March 2015 3:25 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The replacement Ferrymead Bridge will open to traffic this weekend, four years on from the February 2011 earthquakes that caused significant damage to the original bridge and ground conditions under the Ōpāwaho / Heathcote River.

Broadening perspectives on Christchurch

Broadening perspectives on Christchurch

Friday, 20 March 2015 3:04 p.m. by PRNews

Release: Victoria University

Sothebys moves back to central Chch

Sotheby's moves back to central Chch

Friday, 20 March 2015 3:01 p.m. by PRNews

Leading real estate agency New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty (NZSIR) has returned to central Christchurch after a three-year hiatus following the Canterbury earthquakes.

The Piano - Centre for Music and the Arts Build Underway

The Piano - Centre for Music and the Arts Build Underway

Friday, 20 March 2015 1:36 p.m. by ThePiano Popular

The construction of a new Centre for Music and the Arts in Christchurch is officially underway following a launch ceremony held at the neighbouring Isaac Theatre Royal on Monday 16 March. Sited at 156 Armagh St, in the heart of the Performing Arts Precinct, the centre is the result of collaboration and co-operation between Christchurch City Council, CERA, The Crown and the organisation formerly known as the Music Centre of Christchurch Trust, said board chairman Steve Jones.

EVENT: Le Race – Saturday 21 March – Watch for cyclists

EVENT: Le Race – Saturday 21 March – Watch for cyclists

Friday, 20 March 2015 1:01 p.m. by Transport4chch

Le Race 2015 will start from Cathedral Square. Between 6am – 8.30am Worchester St will be closed west of Colombo St to Chancery Lane. 

ROADWORKS: St Andrews Hill Road – CLOSED from 7pm Sun 22 March

ROADWORKS: St Andrews Hill Road – CLOSED from 7pm Sun 22 March

Friday, 20 March 2015 11:43 a.m. by Transport4chch

St Andrews Hill Road will be CLOSED from Main Road through to Te Awakura Terrace from 7pm on Sunday 22 March 2015 for approximately 2 months.