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Christchurch’s housing affordability improves

Christchurch’s housing affordability improves

Thursday, 11 February 2016 5:48 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Release: Canterbury Development Corp

Future Christchurch Update - February 2016

Future Christchurch Update - February 2016

Thursday, 11 February 2016 4:11 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Editorial: Rebuilding in the red zone a reality

Editorial: Rebuilding in the red zone a reality

Thursday, 11 February 2016 3:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

Kaiapoi residents got a taste of the future last week when the Waimakariri District Council for how the more than 850 red-zoned properties in the town will be put to use.

Remembering 22 February 5 years on

Remembering 22 February 5 years on

Thursday, 11 February 2016 12:07 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Unresolved issues? Call our Community Contact Team

Unresolved issues? Call our Community Contact Team

Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:40 a.m. by GovtEQC

EQC supports city forum

EQC supports city forum

Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:31 a.m. by GovtEQC

Chief Executives Update - 11 February 2016

Chief Executive's Update - 11 February 2016

Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:28 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, John Ombler, gives a monthly update on CERA's work to lead the recovery. This month he talks to Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist Jo Doyle about her work with children and their families recovering from the psychological effects of the earthquakes.

Confidence in CERA at an all-time low

Confidence in CERA at an all-time low

Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:22 a.m. by MeganWoods Popular

Release: New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealand’s first ‘pod’ hotel

New Zealand’s first ‘pod’ hotel

Thursday, 11 February 2016 6:19 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Source: New Zealand’s first ‘pod’ hotelFiled under: insurance

Too early for convention centre certainty, Cera boss says

'Too early' for convention centre certainty, Cera boss says

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 9:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury's earthquake boss has cast major doubt on whether Christchurch's long-awaited convention centre will be built.

American corporate media silent on Fukushima’s continuing nuclear crisis

American corporate media silent on Fukushima’s continuing nuclear crisis

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 8:56 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Originally posted on :
While the American reactor industry continues to suck billions of dollars from the public treasury, its allies in the corporate media seem increasingly hesitant to cover the news of post-Fukushima Japan.  In reality, those…

Episode 5:  Christchurch.  The day time stood still.

Episode 5: Christchurch. The day time stood still.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 8:41 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Originally posted on :
In 2010 there was an earthquake in Christchurch.  It measured 7.1 on the Richter scale and the epicentre was 40 km west of the city.  7.1 is a pretty big quake but fortunately it happened in…

More million-dollar apartments for central Christchurch

More million-dollar apartments for central Christchurch

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 8:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work will start soon on two new apartment towers offering million-dollar homes in Christchurch.

Deon Swiggs Newstalk ZB 10 February

Deon Swiggs Newstalk ZB 10 February

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 5:04 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

 

Universities team up to tackle disasters

Universities team up to tackle disasters

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 4:54 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

Release: Joint Press Release

Your Story – Giving The People of Christchurch a Voice

Your Story – Giving The People of Christchurch a Voice

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 4:51 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Recommended Popular

is a web-based service giving residents a chance to share their stories of how they have got through the different issues faced in the recovery of Christchurch.

Big bill for CERA spin doctors

Big bill for CERA spin doctors

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 4:42 p.m. by MeganWoods Popular

Release: New Zealand Labour Party

Mt Pleasant News 3 February 2016

Mt Pleasant News 3 February 2016

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 2:37 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

St Andrews Hill/Bridle Path Road Meeting Residents of Mount Pleasant and Heathcote are invited to a meeting to be held on Tuesday 9 February at 7.30pm where Council staff will […]

Five years on - Christchurch remembers

Five years on - Christchurch remembers

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 12:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Canterbury will pause to reflect on a poignant milestone on Monday 22 February as it commemorates the fifth anniversary of the February 2011 earthquake.

Backing nature in the red zone will pay financial dividends

Backing nature in the red zone will pay financial dividends

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 12:14 p.m. by greeningtheredzone Popular

By Ashley Campbell

Mission for the New Year

Mission for the New Year

Monday, 8 February 2016 5:58 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

A number of people have asked me already this year – ‘where are you at and where are you going?’. So I’ll use this space to quickly update everyone on my progress and my intentions for 2016.

Smaller developers follow big guys lead in Christchurch retail rebuild

Smaller developers follow big guys' lead in Christchurch retail rebuild

Monday, 8 February 2016 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

It is not just the big guys planning to build in Christchurch's emerging retail precinct.

Mike Yardley: EQC delays five years after Canterbury quakes outrageous

Mike Yardley: EQC delays five years after Canterbury quakes 'outrageous'

Monday, 8 February 2016 12:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Chinese New Year has fast become a more joyful and overtly expressive festivity in New Zealand than our own national birthday.

The quiet dissection of the Canterbury policyholder?

The quiet dissection of the Canterbury policyholder?

Sunday, 7 February 2016 8:41 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

I have been involved in events in Christchurch for longer than five years now –long enough to be able to stand back and look at this situation from a more philosophical point of view and here are some of my thoughts on the processes that have taken place during the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes. I have used findings from the psychology behind mass annihilation and the processes that take place in abattoirs as the basis for my observations.  I think many of you would agr ...

Seeing Christchurch CBD through Tourist Eyes

Seeing Christchurch CBD through Tourist Eyes

Saturday, 6 February 2016 11:43 a.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

After five years of covering Christchurch's earthquake devastation and the road to recovery, I ventured out to see how the city was being presented to tourists. were my hosts and the one hour tour was comprehensive and interesting. The vantage point of the open-top double-decker bus was excellent and gave me a new perspective of the city. Crumbling ruins still dominate some areas while in others, cranes and construction signal new life and growth. The giant "sand-pits" are still part of the lan ...

Community use and greenery at heart of Waimak red zone vision

Community use and greenery at heart of Waimak red zone vision

Friday, 5 February 2016 10:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

Some former red-zoned Canterbury homeowners may have the chance to buy back or lease their old sections but will not be able to rebuild on them.

Metro Sport Facility tenders considered

Metro Sport Facility tenders considered

Thursday, 4 February 2016 5:54 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Six companies have expressed an interest in project managing the construction of Christchurch's $300 million Metro Sports Facility.

Hotel project to replace luxury apartment scheme

Hotel project to replace luxury apartment scheme

Thursday, 4 February 2016 2:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new hotel with 48 serviced apartments will be built in central Christchurch — replacing a collapsed luxury housing scheme.

Lyttelton Port development connecting NZ traders to the world

Lyttelton Port development connecting NZ traders to the world

Thursday, 4 February 2016 2:06 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Bill English | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

CHCH SOUP: Pitch for the Pot

CHCH SOUP: Pitch for the Pot

Thursday, 4 February 2016 12:37 p.m. by GapFiller

CHCH Soup is a Gap Filler and Ministry of Awesome project! Put the date in the diary and start dreaming big! Yes, Summer’s ‘pitch for the pot’ at CHCH SOUP is coming up! Got an awesome idea you’ve been aching to share (and perhaps get off the ground)? Get in touch with erica@ministryofawesome.com If you want […]

Kairaki stayers upset after red-zoned land deemed not feasible for development

Kairaki stayers upset after red-zoned land deemed 'not feasible' for development

Thursday, 4 February 2016 10:05 a.m. by MediaThePress

The future of two Canterbury red-zone stayer strongholds are uncertain after a technical panel has found the areas too susceptible to sea level rise.

New features in store for popular playground

New features in store for popular playground

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 6:02 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Arrogant Government not above the law

Arrogant Government not above the law

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 5:09 p.m. by MeganWoods Popular

Release: New Zealand Labour Party

Quake Outcasts – Fresh High Court Proceedings

Quake Outcasts – Fresh High Court Proceedings

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 5:02 p.m. by QuakeOutcasts Popular

Release: Quake Outcasts

Talking about regeneration

Talking about regeneration

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 4:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Private Insurance Earthquake Settlement Figures Demand Greater Scrutiny: guest blog

Private Insurance Earthquake Settlement Figures Demand Greater Scrutiny: guest blog

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 3:17 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

The Private Insurance sector continues to overstate the rate of progress of Canterbury earthquake insurance settlements. That from Christchurch accountant Cameron Preston who says figures in a media release from the lobby group¹, the Insurance Council of New Zealand, are …

Work starts on $30m Christchurch parking retail link

Work starts on $30m Christchurch parking retail link

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 2:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction has begun on another piece of Christchurch's new central shopping district – an eight-storey public car parking complex with shops below.

Arepas

Arepas

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 1:34 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Arepas summary

Quarter of EQC staff believe the organisation is delivering on promises

Quarter of EQC staff believe the organisation is delivering on promises

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 12:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Just a quarter of Earthquake Commission (EQC) staff believe their organisation delivers on the promises it makes to customers.

EQC announces $1million in grants for natural disaster research

EQC announces $1million in grants for natural disaster research

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 11:15 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Centre of Contemporary Art Re-opens w/ ‘Precarious Balance

Centre of Contemporary Art Re-opens w/ ‘Precarious Balance'

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 9:57 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Morale at beleaguered EQC hits rock bottom

Morale at beleaguered EQC hits rock bottom

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 9:45 a.m. by MeganWoods

Canterbury Spokesperson

Latest St Albans News out now

Latest St Albans News out now

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 8:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

A strong post-quake theme runs through the February/ March edition of St Albans News, hardly surprising as February 22 marks five years since the second major quake struck Christchurch with gravity-defying force. A story about asbestos on a site in …

Re:Start mall to stay another year

Re:Start mall to stay another year

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 6:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's popular Re:Start mall will be around for at least another year after the Government extended the lease for the temporary shopping development.

Cassels central city venture to close after being bought by Crown

Cassels' central city venture to close after being bought by Crown

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 5:03 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A central Christchurch bar will close its doors after being bought by the Government to make way for the city's proposed stadium.

Extension to keep popular container mall going

Extension to keep popular container mall going

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 3:28 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced an extension of a lease on Crown-owned land to enable the iconic Re:START Mall more time operating at its current site.

Extension to keep popular container mall going

Extension to keep popular container mall going

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 3:24 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

MEDIA STATEMENT: CAM PRESTONS RELEASE ON CANTERBURY PROGRESS

MEDIA STATEMENT: CAM PRESTON'S RELEASE ON CANTERBURY PROGRESS

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 11:58 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Chief Executive of the Insurance Council Tim Grafton says “Cameron Preston misrepresents the progress being made on the Canterbury residential rebuild.  Insurance Council members settled 5,392 major repairs and rebuilds in 2015 taking the total settled since the earthquakes to 18,958. 

Private Insurance Earthquake Settlement Figures Demand Greater Scrutiny

Private Insurance Earthquake Settlement Figures Demand Greater Scrutiny

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 11:55 a.m. by PRNews Popular

The Private Insurance sector continues to overstate the rate of progress of Canterbury earthquake insurance settlements.

85th anniversary of Napier earthquake

85th anniversary of Napier earthquake

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 11:42 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Development feasible in parts of Waimakariri red zone

Development 'feasible' in parts of Waimakariri red zone

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 11:09 a.m. by MediaThePress

One of Canterbury's most earthquake-damaged streets has been deemed "technically feasible" for new residential development.

Homeowners need more help settling quake claims, mayor says

Homeowners need more help settling quake claims, mayor says

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 9:09 a.m. by MediaThePress

The thousands of Christchurch homeowners who have yet to settle their earthquake claims need more help, Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

4600 stuck homeowners need more help settling quake claims, mayor says

4600 'stuck' homeowners need more help settling quake claims, mayor says

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 9:09 a.m. by MediaThePress

The thousands of Christchurch homeowners who have yet to settle their earthquake claims need more help, Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

Living in Christchurchs central city pricey, but popular

Living in Christchurch's central city pricey, but popular

Monday, 1 February 2016 8:03 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Thousands of residential claims from Christchurch earthquakes still not settled

Thousands of residential claims from Christchurch earthquakes still not settled

Monday, 1 February 2016 7:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Private insurers have paid out $16.7 billion in Christchurch for commercial and domestic earthquake claims, but more than 4600 homeowners are still awaiting settlement for major property damage.

Insurers settle 20% more claims in 2015

Insurers settle 20% more claims in 2015

Monday, 1 February 2016 12:19 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Private insurers are on track to settle the vast majority of Canterbury earthquake claims by the end of this year, the Insurance Council announced today.

Visionarium journey comes to an end

Visionarium journey comes to an end

Monday, 1 February 2016 11:24 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

After 18 months of touring the greater Christchurch region and being visited by more than 70,000 people in the community, the Visionarium ended its journey yesterday in Cathedral Square.