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Dyson queries increase in Cera staffing

Dyson queries increase in Cera staffing

Monday, 9 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Staff numbers at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) have more than doubled in the past 18 months and more recruitment is planned next year.

Council approves theoretical repairs

Council approves theoretical repairs

Monday, 9 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Theoretical building consents are being issued to Christchurch homeowners disputing proposed earthquake repairs with their insurer.

Majestic Theatre to be demolished

Majestic Theatre to be demolished

Sunday, 8 December 2013 3:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

About 100 buildings are left to be demolished in Christchurch's central city.

Majestic Theatre to be demolished

Majestic Theatre to be demolished

Sunday, 8 December 2013 3:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

About 100 buildings are left to be demolished in Christchurch's central city.

High Street a NATIONAL Disgrace…..The forgotten precinct….

High Street a NATIONAL Disgrace…..The forgotten precinct….

Sunday, 8 December 2013 9:53 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Still waiting……

Calculate the cost of rebuilding: its easy!

Calculate the cost of rebuilding: it's easy!

Sunday, 8 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Dear Homeowners, good news!

Bitter experience with Southern Response

'Bitter experience' with Southern Response

Saturday, 7 December 2013 8:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

Claims company Southern Response is in the courts because it will not talk to customers, a businessman in charge of 1000 properties says.

Compensation call after unnecessary heartache

Compensation call after unnecessary 'heartache'

Saturday, 7 December 2013 1:52 a.m. by MediaStuff

Tessa Bowden and her family have been living in something of an island since their close-knit Lyttelton neighbourhood was zoned red.

Rout v Southern Response – Judge decides rebuild not repair

Rout v Southern Response – Judge decides rebuild not repair

Friday, 6 December 2013 8:44 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

In the judgment released 6 December 2013 in Rout v Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd [2013] NZHC 3262 Justice Gendall decided that Southern Response was in breach of  its policy obligations by wanting to settle the Routs’ claim, based on a repair cost of $263K.  The Court held that the insurance company was liable for 

Happy end for Christchurch rebuilder

Happy end for Christchurch rebuilder

Friday, 6 December 2013 7:19 p.m. by Media3News

Elizabeth Woods is having a very special party tonight.

 

She wanted to say thank you.

 

To the bricklayers, the plumbers, the builders, the friends and family who have helped to rebuild her home which was almost wiped away in the 2011 Christchurch quake.

 

Education Minister meets with Mayor of Christchurch

Education Minister meets with Mayor of Christchurch

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:44 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Today, Education Minister Hekia Parata met with Christchurch’s mayor Hon Lianne Dalziel to brief her on the 10 year programme of restoring and renewing schools in greater Christchurch following the earthquakes.

Christchurch City Council credit rating maintained

Christchurch City Council credit rating maintained

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:43 p.m. by GovtCCC

International credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s has reaffirmed Christchurch City Council’s financial rating as A+.

Carols at the Pā

Carols at the Pā

Friday, 6 December 2013 4:16 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Rehua Marae, Springfield Road >Time: December 6 6pm-8.45pm Description: Join the whānau at Rehua Marae for a celebration of Christmas! Non-stop entertainment including bands – Mana Whānau, Merchants of Flow and many others, individual and group artists, kapahaka and waiata.

Council opens two new car parks

Council opens two new car parks

Friday, 6 December 2013 3:31 p.m. by GovtCCC

Rare opportunity for transport in Christchurch, say Netherlands experts

Rare opportunity for transport in Christchurch, say Netherlands experts

Friday, 6 December 2013 3:22 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch has a rare opportunity to develop a better functioning transport network that incorporates a connected network of cycleways say two Dutch transport experts.

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust grants $1.5m to help children struggling post-quakes

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust grants $1.5m to help children struggling post-quakes

Friday, 6 December 2013 2:54 p.m. by EarthquakeAppeal Popular

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust is granting $1.5 million for social service providers to help increasing numbers of children, young people and their families still struggling psychosocially to recover from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Plan a significant milestone for Chch housing recovery

Plan 'a significant milestone' for Chch housing recovery

Friday, 6 December 2013 2:53 p.m. by PRNews

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the release of the Land Use Recovery Plan by Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.

Christchurch City Council endorses Land Use Recovery Plan

Christchurch City Council endorses Land Use Recovery Plan

Friday, 6 December 2013 2:49 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council endorses in principle the Land Use Recovery Plan (LURP) which has been approved by the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery today (Friday 6 December). 

LURP to provide speedy residential growth

LURP to provide speedy residential growth

Friday, 6 December 2013 2:06 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the creation of the Land Use Recovery Plan (LURP) will go a long way towards easing housing pressures, with new options for development across greater Christchurch.

Public Notice: Land Use Recovery Plan – Commencement

Public Notice: Land Use Recovery Plan – Commencement

Friday, 6 December 2013 1:10 p.m. by GovtCera

Pursuant to section 21(4)(b) of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011, the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery gives the following notice:

Public Notice: Amendments to the Regional Policy Statement

Public Notice: Amendments to the Regional Policy Statement

Friday, 6 December 2013 1:10 p.m. by GovtCera

Pursuant to section 27 (1)(a) of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011, the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery gives the following notice:

Real-time travel information on its way

Real-time travel information on its way

Friday, 6 December 2013 12:32 p.m. by Transport4chch

From next month, motorists on State Highways 1 and 76 driving into and around Christchurch will have access to real-time travel information.

New carparks opening Addington and Central City 9 December

New carparks opening Addington and Central City 9 December

Friday, 6 December 2013 11:27 a.m. by Transport4chch

Two new Christchurch City Council car parks will open to the public on Monday 9 December.

LURP to provide speedy residential growth

LURP to provide speedy residential growth

Friday, 6 December 2013 11:07 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Upcoming Detours for Bus Users this weekend

Upcoming Detours for Bus Users this weekend

Friday, 6 December 2013 9:37 a.m. by Transport4chch

The following bus routes will be affected by either road works or events which require detours to be implemented.  for full details on the detours click on the routes below or go to 

Heathcote Bridge closure this weekend – from 6pm Friday 6th December

Heathcote Bridge closure this weekend – from 6pm Friday 6th December

Friday, 6 December 2013 9:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are advised the Heathcote River Bridge on State Highway 76 will be closed to traffic again this weekend as part of the scheduled works.

365 Port Hills homes classed as dangerous

365 Port Hills homes classed as dangerous

Friday, 6 December 2013 8:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

Some 365 properties on the Port Hills are still classed as dangerous to occupy and carry section 124 notices, latest city council figures show.

A zone called turmoil

A zone called turmoil

Friday, 6 December 2013 8:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Kathryn Burton, her husband and three young children had moved on with their lives. At least they tried to.

Port Hills zoning

Port Hills zoning

Friday, 6 December 2013 7:48 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Below is the announcement about zoning Gerry Brownlee 5 DECEMBER, 2013 Port Hills zoning review announced Results of the Port Hills Zoning Review announced today will give property owners certainty and provide options for people to move on from areas posing a serious risk to life, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says. The outcome 

Upcoming Detours for Bus Users from 8 December

Upcoming Detours for Bus Users from 8 December

Friday, 6 December 2013 7:37 a.m. by Transport4chch

The following bus routes will be affected by either road works or events which require detours to be implemented.  for full details on the detours click on the routes below or go to www.metroinfo.co.nz. Victoria St/ Montreal St – Route …

Mayor to push for temporary CTV memorial

Mayor to push for temporary CTV memorial

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:28 a.m. by MediaOneNews

The Earthquake Recovery Minister has ruled out placing a temporary memorial on the CTV site.

Workers warned on asbestos

Workers warned on asbestos

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Hundreds of rebuild workers have been given a grim wake-up call in a bid to avoid a legacy of danger and asbestos-related deaths.

Mayor to push for CTV memorial

Mayor to push for CTV memorial

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has ruled out placing a temporary memorial on the Canterbury Television (CTV) site, despite the idea having city councillors' support.

Rezoned folk shellshocked

Rezoned folk 'shellshocked'

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

When the call came through at 9pm, Anna van Hattum thought it was a joke. Or a scam.

Workers warned on asbestos

Workers warned on asbestos

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Hundreds of rebuild workers have been given a grim wake-up call in a bid to avoid a legacy of danger and asbestos-related deaths.

Port Hills review inconsistent and stressful

Port Hills review inconsistent and stressful

Thursday, 5 December 2013 11:52 p.m. by RuthDyson Popular

 

Nearly 240 more properties red-zoned

Nearly 240 more properties red-zoned

Thursday, 5 December 2013 8:51 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Nearly 240 more Christchurch properties are to be red-zoned as a result of a government review of Port Hills land.

Government pressured for CTV memorial

Government pressured for CTV memorial

Thursday, 5 December 2013 5:47 p.m. by Media3News

Families of those who died in the CTV building collapse are putting pressure to clean up the site.

St Albans News extra has business slant

St Albans News extra has business slant

Thursday, 5 December 2013 5:36 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

An extra issue of the St Albans News is published this month, with a focus on local business. Find out why you should shop locally and also have a look at the new shopping centre at the corner of Barbadoes St and Edgeware Road as well as a trip back to the 1940s. Download the […]

DIYers at risk as asbestos cases increase

DIYers at risk as asbestos cases increase

Thursday, 5 December 2013 5:15 p.m. by Media3News

The Kiwi love affair with DIY could have serious consequences for the uninitiated.

CBD – Available Routes Map 7th December – 14th December

CBD – Available Routes Map 7th December – 14th December

Thursday, 5 December 2013 3:09 p.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly and is available via our website and The Press newspaper on Saturdays. Please click here to download the network map – Available Routes Map

Long Awaited Port Hills Zoning Decision

Long Awaited Port Hills Zoning Decision

Thursday, 5 December 2013 1:31 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Hon Gerry Brownlee Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery 5 December 2013 

Ground improvement trials additional controlled blast

Ground improvement trials additional controlled blast

Thursday, 5 December 2013 1:03 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Port Hills zoning review announced

Port Hills zoning review announced

Thursday, 5 December 2013 12:56 p.m. by GovtCera

Port Hills zoning review announced

Port Hills zoning review announced

Thursday, 5 December 2013 12:51 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

St Albans swim club history helps fund new pool

St Albans swim club history helps fund new pool

Thursday, 5 December 2013 11:38 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Sales of the recently launched St Albans Swimming Club and Edgeware Pool history will go towards installing a new pool in the area, writer Val Somerville says.

Storms leave children quaking

Storms leave children quaking

Thursday, 5 December 2013 11:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's earthquakes have meant that some children have become unusually afraid of storms and strong wind.

Quake small but violent in hills

Quake 'small but violent' in hills

Thursday, 5 December 2013 11:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

A moderate earthquake has shaken Christchurch's hillside residents.

Callaghan backs Christchurch as Sensing City

Callaghan backs Christchurch as Sensing City

Thursday, 5 December 2013 10:38 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Council backs CTV memorial

Council backs CTV memorial

Thursday, 5 December 2013 10:14 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council is backing calls for a temporary memorial on the site of the CTV building, with Mayor Lianne Dalziel signalling she will raise the issue with the Earthquake Recovery Minister.

Red zone not unlawful – but offers were

Red zone not unlawful – but offers were

Thursday, 5 December 2013 9:48 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

In its decision in Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery & anor v Fowler Developments Ltd & ors [2013] NZCA 588 the Court of Appeal overturned the High Court decision that “red-zoning” was unlawful but agreed with the High Court that the offers made to land owners and uninsured red zone home owners were unlawful.  The Crown 

Death or EQC - which is worse?

Death or EQC - 'which is worse?'

Thursday, 5 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

About six weeks ago when Rosemary Nolan fell sick and thought she was going to die, she started worrying that her family might have to deal with her earthquake wrangles.

Empty homes of Whaka Terrace

Empty homes of Whaka Terrace

Thursday, 5 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The gardens are established, the houses are grand, but a closer look reveals many of the residential properties at Whaka Terrace are unoccupied.

Northern Motorway – Significant Delays

Northern Motorway – Significant Delays

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 5:27 p.m. by Transport4chch

We advise road users that there has been an incident on the Northern Motorway and any traffic heading out of the city is being diverted onto the grass median around it. We advise that there are significant delays for any …

Some Very Interesting Christchurch Census Figures.

Some Very Interesting Christchurch Census Figures.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 5:19 p.m. by NickyWagner

 

Update on Cook Strait earthquakes claims

Update on Cook Strait earthquakes claims

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 4:53 p.m. by GovtEQC

Brownlee signals confidence in EQC boss

Brownlee signals confidence in EQC boss

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 4:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has expressed confidence in Ian Simpson and signalled a report into systems of the Earthquake Commission will not contain bad news for the organisation's chief executive.

Freeparking, just go ahead

Freeparking, just go ahead

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 3:51 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Mike Greer may well have got the go ahead from Building Consents at the City Council after this visit but did the building inspector need to park on the footpath and grass verge like this? 

First glimpse of proposed Town Hall refurbishment

First glimpse of proposed Town Hall refurbishment

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 3:30 p.m. by FutureChristchurch

Residents attending a Town Hall and wider Performing Arts Precinct information session yesterday got a first glimpse of what parts of the Town Hall could look like at the end of the four-year conservation project.