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Bridge of Remembrance will be ready for Anzac Day

Bridge of Remembrance will be ready for Anzac Day

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 4:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's Bridge of Remembrance will be fixed in time for Anzac Day.

These people need justice says lawyer for Southern Response customers.

'These people need justice' says lawyer for Southern Response customers.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 4:33 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Southern Response is warning homeowners could be worse off if they sue the company as a group using international backers.

Homeowners seek group action against Southern Response

Homeowners seek group action against Southern Response

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 10:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response has failed to meet its obligations as an insurer, leaving thousands of people in broken homes for years, the High Court has heard.

Christchurch Art Gallery reopening 19 December 2015

Christchurch Art Gallery reopening 19 December 2015

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 10:18 a.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu will open to visitors at 10am Saturday 19 December 2015.

Business Leader of the Year nominee: Jacki Johnson

Business Leader of the Year nominee: Jacki Johnson

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

IAG New Zealand chief executive Jacki Johnson arrived in New Zealand from Australia in 2010 right after the first Christchurch earthquake. It has, without a doubt, been one of the most intense periods for local insurers and has presented...

Proposed representative action

Proposed representative action

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 12:59 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

There has been coverage this morning about the High Court hearing in Christchurch about a proposed representative action.

Obstacle Course by Cashmere Primary School

Obstacle Course by Cashmere Primary School

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 5:22 p.m. by GapFiller

Early in 2015 Daniel Gorman, a teacher at Te Waka Unua Technology Centre, was looking for a project for a group of students from Cashmere Primary School. The students came into the city to explore some of the Gap Filler projects and other projects around the city. “It was really awesome going out and seeing […]

Margaret Mahy Family Playground Opening 22 December 2015

Margaret Mahy Family Playground Opening 22 December 2015

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 3:06 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The opening of the new Margaret Mahy Family Playground next week will allow Christchurch’s children to enjoy the new facility throughout the summer holidays.

Semiko Tallott-Stuart first woman to be awarded major apprenticeship

Semiko Tallott-Stuart first woman to be awarded major apprenticeship

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 12:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

Semiko Tallott-Stuart's late father inspired her to take up carpentry.

Limitation Act – Time running out

Limitation Act – Time running out

Monday, 14 December 2015 5:22 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Here is a link to a Press story about the 6 year limitation period under the Limitation Act and its effect on claims for earthquake damage.  To be safe anyone with an unsettled claim against EQC or their insurance company should sue by 3 September 2016. Once the limitation period expires that is the end.

EQC renews commitment to GeoNet

EQC renews commitment to GeoNet

Monday, 14 December 2015 4:16 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Getting to grips with Increased Liquefaction Vulnerability

Getting to grips with Increased Liquefaction Vulnerability

Monday, 14 December 2015 1:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

About 4500 Christchurch homeowners have been told they have Increased Liquefaction Vulnerability (ILV) as a consequence of the 2010-2011 series of earthquakes and will be compensated. That number may seem low, given the extensive land damage the city suffered, but …

Massey Uni surveying quake insurance experiences

Massey Uni surveying quake insurance experiences

Monday, 14 December 2015 1:40 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Massey University is conducting research into how badly or well the EQC and insurers responded to quake claims to ensure better responses to future large earthquakes. They want as many claimants as possible to answer the tick-box survey on their …

Insurance claims and the Limitations Act - Policy is needed now!

Insurance claims and the Limitations Act - Policy is needed now!

Monday, 14 December 2015 1:33 p.m. by Swiggs Recommended Popular

Under the Limitation Act insured homeowners only have 6 years from the date of the damaging earthquake(s) within which to sue EQC and insurance companies for compensation.  

Time ticking on earthquake insurance claims court action

Time ticking on earthquake insurance claims court action

Monday, 14 December 2015 12:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury homeowners with unresolved earthquake claims risk losing their rights to pursue legal action in less than nine months.

On this day - 1920 Chinese earthquake

On this day - 1920 Chinese earthquake

Monday, 14 December 2015 11:37 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Fabulous Job Avaaz

Fabulous Job Avaaz

Monday, 14 December 2015 8:38 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

For those of you not familiar with Avaaz it is a 42-million-person global campaign network that works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decision-making. (“Avaaz” means “voice” or “song” in many languages.) Avaaz members live …

Developers back Gough call for bigger private rebuild role

Developers back Gough call for bigger private rebuild role

Friday, 11 December 2015 8:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Private property owners have joined a call for them to take a bigger role in Christchurch's recovery.

South Frame Mural Timelapse - short version

South Frame Mural Timelapse - short version

Friday, 11 December 2015 3:43 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The South Frame will become a new destination for art and creativity. Street artist Elliot Francis Stewart creates a mural on Mollett Street as part of the Spectrum street art festival, December 2015.

Panel must reconsider cliff collapse properties decision court says

Panel must reconsider cliff collapse properties decision court says

Friday, 11 December 2015 11:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

The High Court in Christchurch has allowed an appeal taken by a landowner affected by natural hazard zones in the Port Hills.

Calls for locally-led Regeneration phase of Christchurchs quake rebuild

Calls for locally-led Regeneration phase of Christchurch's quake rebuild

Friday, 11 December 2015 10:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians are calling for a locally-led recovery and a scaling back of central Government powers under proposed legislation to govern the next phase of the earthquake recovery.

Regenerate Christchurch submissions under way

Regenerate Christchurch submissions under way

Friday, 11 December 2015 9:40 a.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians are having their say on proposed legislation to govern the next phase of the region's earthquake recovery.

Council agrees to sea-level rise response

Council agrees to sea-level rise response

Thursday, 10 December 2015 9:52 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Council has today agreed to a further peer review of its Coastal Hazard Assessment Report (Tonkin & Taylor 2015) and a subsequent review of the wording on LIMs for properties potentially affected by coastal hazards.

Stage-one vision for Nga Puna Wai released

Stage-one vision for Nga Puna Wai released

Thursday, 10 December 2015 9:44 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council has released a shared vision for stage one of the major new sports hub planned for Nga Puna Wai reserve near Wigram.

Residents choose Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre water toys

Residents choose Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre water toys

Thursday, 10 December 2015 9:40 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has approved a range of water toys and other leisure attractions for residents of all ages that will feature in the new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre on QEII Park.

Terrace project construction slowdown expected in Christchurch

Terrace project construction slowdown expected in Christchurch

Thursday, 10 December 2015 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

A slowdown in construction of a major Christchurch rebuild project is expected after a key tenant changed its requirements.

New FreshChoice supermarket for Christchurch city centre

New FreshChoice supermarket for Christchurch city centre

Thursday, 10 December 2015 5:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's central business district is to get its first full-service supermarket.

South Frame Mural Timelapse

South Frame Mural Timelapse

Thursday, 10 December 2015 3:44 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The South Frame will become a new destination for art and creativity. Street artist Elliot Frances Stewart creates a mural on Mollett Street as part of the Spectrum street art festival, December 2015.

Final deadline for red zone offers

Final deadline for red zone offers

Thursday, 10 December 2015 3:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 100 people have not accepted the buyout offer on their red-zoned property, just a day out from the final deadline.

Released PwC report finds Canterbury District Health Boards finances stable

Released PwC report finds Canterbury District Health Board's finances stable

Thursday, 10 December 2015 2:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury's health system was operating at a "historic" $50 million surplus before having to take its earthquake rebuild into account, an external review has found.

Ben Gough: Let the private sector crack on

Ben Gough: Let the private sector 'crack on'

Thursday, 10 December 2015 10:24 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Dithering and delays by the Government in committing to Christchurch's anchor projects means that many prospective CBD investors are sitting on their hands. It's been a long wait.

Alternatives to double cul de sac in Trafalgar St

Alternatives to double cul de sac in Trafalgar St

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 11:37 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Trafalgar St double cul de sac option is being revisited as Christchurch City Council staff work out alternative ways to slow traffic without cutting it off in the middle. Not all residents oppose the cul de sacs – some …

Hills Rd liquor outlet proposal dropped

Hills Rd liquor outlet proposal dropped

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 11:14 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

After 39 objections were made against the proposed new liquor store in Hills Rd, the developers have dropped the plan. Read about it in more detail here: Plans for liquor store dropped.

Final deadline for flat-land red zone offers

Final deadline for flat-land red zone offers

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 5:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 100 people have not accepted the buyout offer on their red-zoned property, just a day out from the final deadline.

EQC in digital archives

EQC in digital archives

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 1:58 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Food farm for Christchurchs north frame

Food farm for Christchurch's north frame

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 12:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's north frame will soon be an edible destination in the central city.

Bus Interchange arrangements praised

Bus Interchange arrangements praised

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 9:59 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Leadership deficiencies in Christchurch Hospital and Central Library projects - report

Leadership deficiencies in Christchurch Hospital and Central Library projects - report

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 6:25 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two major Christchurch rebuild projects had serious flaws in their leadership, creating tense and unpleasant working conditions in one and risking total failure in the other, a report says.

Caledonian Road v Colombo St cycleway

Caledonian Road v Colombo St cycleway

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 11:11 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Christchurch City Council is now promoting two options for the section of the Papanui Parallel cycleway between Bealey Avenue and Trafalgar St. Option A is to run the cycleway straight down Colombo St, with loss of car parking spaces …

Alternative plans for Rutland St cycleway section

Alternative plans for Rutland St cycleway section

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 10:58 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Rutland St residents opposing the cycleway because of the concrete, loss of berms and trees may be interested to know that Christchurch City Council staff are beavering away drawing up alternative plans. These include: A cycleway similar to the one …

Street parking reducing citywide

Street parking reducing citywide

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 10:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Christchurch City Council’s citywide cutback on street parking spaces as part of the retro-fitting of the cycleways in selected city streets could not have come at a worse time. In St Albans, like many suburbs in Christchurch, the tendency is …

Council to pay $75 million extra for fixing Christchurchs roads and pipes

Council to pay $75 million extra for fixing Christchurch's roads and pipes

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 7:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council faces having to find an extra $75 million for fixing Christchurch's broken roads and underground pipes.

Tense relations on Christchurch hospital and Central Library projects

Tense relations on Christchurch hospital and Central Library projects

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 7:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two major Christchurch rebuild projects had serious flaws in their leadership, creating tense and unpleasant working conditions in one and risking total failure in the other, a report says.

Christchurch hospital project conditions neither productive nor pleasant

Christchurch hospital project conditions 'neither productive nor pleasant'

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 3:55 p.m. by MediaStuff

A poor leadership structure has led to an unproductive and unpleasant working environment in Christchurch's multimillion-dollar hospital redevelopment, a report says.

In the Know Hub to close

In the Know Hub to close

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 3:10 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Bill for Christchurchs road, pipe repairs less than expected

Bill for Christchurch's road, pipe repairs less than expected

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 2:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

The bill for fixing Christchurch's quake damaged roads and underground pipes has come in less than expected.

Horizontal repairs come in under budget

Horizontal repairs come in under budget

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 2:31 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says it’s a credit to all involved that the costs of Christchurch’s horizontal infrastructure repair and replacement programme will come in under the maximum budget allocated, saving taxpayers and ratepayers money.

Horizontal repairs come in under budget

Horizontal repairs come in under budget

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 2:03 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Merry Christmas and thank you from EQC

Merry Christmas and thank you from EQC

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 11:09 a.m. by GovtEQC

Losses due to a catastrophic earthquake

Losses due to a catastrophic earthquake

Monday, 7 December 2015 3:58 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

A GIS based assessment of seismic risk for Wellington City

A GIS based assessment of seismic risk for Wellington City

Monday, 7 December 2015 3:52 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Tension as car parks make way for cycleways in central Christchurch

Tension as car parks make way for cycleways in central Christchurch

Monday, 7 December 2015 3:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

A plan to scrap about 100 kerbside car parks on a busy inner-city street for a cycleway has reignited debate about road-sharing.

In The Know Hub to close

In The Know Hub to close

Sunday, 6 December 2015 8:16 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

The In The Know Hub at Eastgate Mall will close its doors as scheduled on Thursday 17th December 2015.

Lytteltons heritage Timeball Station was under-insured by $3.6m

Lyttelton's heritage Timeball Station was under-insured by $3.6m

Sunday, 6 December 2015 6:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

The nation's leading heritage agency under-insured its best Canterbury building – Lyttelton's 1876 Timeball Station – by almost $3.6 million.

Lytteltons heritage Timeball Station was under-insured by $3.6m

Lyttelton's heritage Timeball Station was under-insured by $3.6m

Sunday, 6 December 2015 6:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

The nation's leading heritage agency under-insured its best Canterbury building – Lyttelton's 1876 Timeball Station – by almost $3.6 million.

Restless Forest begins its journey

Restless Forest begins its journey

Saturday, 5 December 2015 11:02 a.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

Greening the Rubble launched their latest and most innovative project, #TheRestlessForest on Wednesday 2 December – a truly transitional native garden that tells its own story.

Be sure to fill this in….What’s your Experience

Be sure to fill this in….What’s your Experience

Saturday, 5 December 2015 10:20 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Despite the Insurance Council CEO, Tim Grafton’s recent comments, see http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/call-for-cantabrian-tales-of-earthquake-insurance/  about the insurers being well aware of their strengths and weaknesses it is critical that we as an affected population make sure they fill out this survey so the results can …