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Regenerate Christchurch marks new era of collaboration says Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Regenerate Christchurch marks new era of collaboration says Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 12:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

Mayor Lianne Dalziel says the new collaborative working environment the city council and the Government have created though Regenerate Christchurch is a game-changer.

Vulnerable Alf now too sick to enjoy new home

Vulnerable Alf now too sick to enjoy new home

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 1:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

Alf Johnson moved into his newly-rebuilt home three days before his 94th birthday.

Major power failure or earthquake biggest risks to NZ – survey shows

Major power failure or earthquake biggest risks to NZ – survey shows

Monday, 28 September 2015 8:52 p.m. by PRNews Popular

A major power failure or an earthquake on the Alpine fault or in Wellington are two of the biggest risks New Zealand risk managers worry about, according to a Risk NZ survey.

Elderly man dying after four-year rebuild wait finally over

Elderly man dying after four-year rebuild wait finally over

Monday, 28 September 2015 8:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

Alf Johnson moved into his newly-rebuilt home three days before his 94th birthday.

New Christchurch earthquake authority to be slimmed down

New Christchurch earthquake authority to be slimmed down

Sunday, 27 September 2015 8:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new earthquake recovery authority will be substantially smaller than its predecessor.

Call for action on wrecked Cathedral Square

Call for action on wrecked Cathedral Square

Friday, 25 September 2015 9:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Frustrated landowners say Cathedral Square is a wreck and needs action, as plans are unveiled for a new agency  to manage the Christchurch rebuild.

Boutique building will replicate lost city heritage

Boutique building will replicate lost city heritage

Friday, 25 September 2015 9:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

A boutique hotel will be built to replicate the lost Mayfair building in Cathedral Junction in central Christchurch.

Poor planning behind Christchurchs Metro Sports Facility

Poor planning behind Christchurch's Metro Sports Facility

Friday, 25 September 2015 6:28 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Government under-estimated the cost of building Christchurch's new central city sports centre and the extent of the "liquefiable" ground at its chosen site, official documents have revealed.

Slows progress on abandoned buildings at the heart of Christchurch

Slows progress on abandoned buildings at the heart of Christchurch

Friday, 25 September 2015 12:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Delays for multimillion-dollar anchor projects and insurance stalemates mean a dozen quake-damaged buildings are still standing near Christchurch's Cathedral Square. CECILE MEIER investigates what's happening behind the derelict facades.

Slow progress on abandoned buildings at the heart of Christchurch

Slow progress on abandoned buildings at the heart of Christchurch

Friday, 25 September 2015 12:16 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Delays for multimillion-dollar anchor projects and insurance stalemates mean a dozen quake-damaged buildings are still standing near Christchurch's Cathedral Square. CECILE MEIER investigates what's happening behind the derelict facades.

Regenerate Christchurch agency confirmed

Regenerate Christchurch agency confirmed

Friday, 25 September 2015 11:18 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Regenerate Christchurch agency confirmed

Regenerate Christchurch agency confirmed

Friday, 25 September 2015 11:09 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The Crown and Christchurch City Council have signalled a new era in central and local government relations with the development of a joint entity to drive the city's regeneration.

Regenerate Christchurch detail to be revealed Friday

'Regenerate Christchurch' detail to be revealed Friday

Thursday, 24 September 2015 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The power structure for running Christchurch's earthquake rebuild when Cera winds up is about to be revealed.

Couple to sue IAG for breaking binding rebuild agreement

Couple to sue IAG for breaking 'binding' rebuild agreement

Thursday, 24 September 2015 6:15 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Christchurch couple is considering suing their insurer after it back-tracked on an agreement to rebuild their earthquake-damaged home.

Christchurch signs-off first stage of Resilience Strategy

Christchurch signs-off first stage of Resilience Strategy

Thursday, 24 September 2015 3:45 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch is among the first group of cities around the globe to complete the initial phase of a Resilience Strategy to help safeguard the city's future against stresses and shocks.

Deep Rotorua quake felt far, wide, but not near epicentre

Deep Rotorua quake felt far, wide, but not near epicentre

Thursday, 24 September 2015 3:41 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Transitional City Walking Tour, 9 October, 12-1pm

Transitional City Walking Tour, 9 October, 12-1pm

Thursday, 24 September 2015 2:40 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Discover the Transitional City as part of the Breeze Walking Festival on 9 October from 12-1pm. We will explore a range of temporary projects, installations and other amenities created by Gap Filler and other organisations for our communities benefit. Booking required limited to 25. Phone 020 400 35811 or email sally@gapfiller.org.nz

Chinese firms investment in Christchurch not guaranteed - Manji

Chinese firm's investment in Christchurch not guaranteed - Manji

Thursday, 24 September 2015 12:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

The councillor who has been the primary liaison with the Chinese company looking to invest up to $3 billion into Christchurch says there is no guarantee they will do anything.

A Tale of Two Cathedrals

A Tale of Two Cathedrals

Thursday, 24 September 2015 10:52 a.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular


US seismologist shares earthquake experiences

US seismologist shares earthquake experiences

Thursday, 24 September 2015 8:48 a.m. by GovtEQC

Guoxin International proposes to launch up to US$2 billion fund for Christchurch rebuild

Guoxin International proposes to launch up to US$2 billion fund for Christchurch rebuild

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 10:24 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Mayor Lianne Dalziel has signed a Letter of Cooperation and Friendship on behalf of the Christchurch City Council, with Guoxin International, which could see a major injection of capital in to the city's rebuild projects. 

Mapping the changing landscape in the east

Mapping the changing landscape in the east

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 9:51 p.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

Perspective piece for Eyes East Episode 1 by Evan Smith

Cera should lease new building earmarked for demolition to artists - developer

'Cera should lease new building earmarked for demolition to artists' - developer

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 8:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Students and artists should use a new building set to be demolished to make way for a stadium that "may never happen", a developer says.

Chinese companys $2 billion plan for Christchurch rebuild

Chinese company's $2 billion plan for Christchurch rebuild

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 7:35 p.m. by MediaHerald

A giant Chinese company has today revealed plans to raise a US$2 billion fund to help with post-earthquake Christchurch's rebuild.Mayor Lianne Dalziel has signed a non-binding "letter of cooperation and friendship" on behalf of...

Extent of shoddy quake repair work exposed in reports

Extent of shoddy quake repair work exposed in reports

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 4:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Homeowners' reports from the Government's first inspection of Canterbury's earthquake repairs reveals the extent of "poorly executed" and shoddy work.

CTV to debut doco series on East Christchurch

CTV to debut doco series on East Christchurch

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 4:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

East Christchurch is the subject of seven-part, half-hour documentary series that will debut on CTV on Thursday night.

Request from Serena Tagliacozzo at the Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London

Request from Serena Tagliacozzo at the Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 2:13 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

My name is Serena Tagliacozzo and I’m a PhD Researcher at the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR), University College London (UK). 

Chinas Guoxin International commits over $3 billion to Christchurch rebuild

China's Guoxin International commits over $3 billion to Christchurch rebuild

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 1:41 p.m. by PRNews Popular

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Builders reluctant to self-certify work

Builders reluctant to self-certify work

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 1:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

The firm behind a Christchurch "leaky home" says the case highlights how important it is for the building industry not to be able to certify their own work.

New leaky home built in Christchurch, Home Owners & Buyers Association says

New 'leaky home' built in Christchurch, Home Owners & Buyers Association says

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 10:24 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Christchurch couple and their two children were left living in a freezing home throughout winter, plugging gaps in the walls with newspaper.

Wife creates dream garden for quake amputee husband Brian Coker

Wife creates dream garden for quake amputee husband Brian Coker

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 11:03 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Helen and Brian Coker were always keen gardeners.

Avon River art trail hinges on $10 million in philanthropic donations

Avon River art trail hinges on $10 million in philanthropic donations

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 8:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

A series of new artworks will line the Avon River – if philanthropists to fund them can be found.

Television Series Explores Community Spirit & Future of East Christchurch

Television Series Explores Community Spirit & Future of East Christchurch

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 5:30 p.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

A 7-part television series that explores the issues and ideas for the flat land suburbs of east Christchurch devastated by the 2010/11 earthquakes, kicks off on CTV this Thursday.

New social housing units open in St Albans

New social housing units open in St Albans

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 4:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Three new social housing units in St Albans have been purpose built to cater for the needs of elderly tenants.

Update on CTV collapse investigation

Update on CTV collapse investigation

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 3:47 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: New Zealand Police

Major artworks for Ōtākaro Art by the River

Major artworks for Ōtākaro Art by the River

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 1:05 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Has the stigma of asbestos got in the way of dealing with it safely?

Has the stigma of asbestos got in the way of dealing with it safely?

Monday, 21 September 2015 4:24 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

Since the 1990s, our understanding of asbestos and the potential health risks it can cause has greatly improved. We now know that if left buried and undisturbed, asbestos doesn’t pose a health risk. But what if your project requires asbestos to be disturbed, exposed or removed?

Dance-O-Mat undergoing hi-tech revamp!

Dance-O-Mat undergoing hi-tech revamp!

Monday, 21 September 2015 4:15 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

The Dance-O-Mat is temporarily out of action while the floor undergoes strengthening and a new coat of paint. An access ramp is also under construction to make the site more user friendly.  Once the dance floor re-opens, the system will be Bluetooth capable. To give you the best shot at a connection make sure you power […]

Dance-O-Mat’s back and ready to boogie!

Dance-O-Mat’s back and ready to boogie!

Monday, 21 September 2015 4:15 p.m. by GapFiller

The Dance-O-Mat is back in action with a new dance floor and access ramp.  The system is now super-tech and Bluetooth capable. To give you the best shot at a connection make sure you power up the Dance-O-Mat before activating Bluetooth on your device. Pair with the Music Receiver and you should be live and transmitting. As […]

Dance-O-Mat’s back and ready to boogie – now with bluetooth!

Dance-O-Mat’s back and ready to boogie – now with bluetooth!

Monday, 21 September 2015 4:15 p.m. by GapFiller

The Dance-O-Mat is back in action with a new dance floor and access ramp.  The system is now super-tech and Bluetooth capable. To give you the best shot at a connection make sure you power up the Dance-O-Mat before activating Bluetooth on your device. Pair with the Music Receiver and you should be live and transmitting. As […]

The Benefits of Group/Representative  Actions

The Benefits of Group/Representative Actions

Sunday, 20 September 2015 5:22 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

In the words of one Cantabrian: “We live in a time where “justice and fairness” has to be fought for – put in check. Established. Grounded. Where intentional fraudulent dishonest Insurance Companies / Corporations and the like, get the message …

Earthquake Commissions $60 foundation fix

Earthquake Commission's $60 foundation fix

Friday, 18 September 2015 8:26 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Christchurch homeowner is fighting an Earthquake Commission (EQC) assessment suggesting it would cost only $60 to fix his rental property's quake-damaged foundation.

Heritage stone church rebuild

Heritage stone church rebuild

Friday, 18 September 2015 3:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $3.5 million project to rebuild the historic St Peter's Church in upper Riccarton is awaiting resource consent.

Heritage stone church rebuild

Heritage stone church rebuild

Friday, 18 September 2015 3:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

A $3.5 million project to rebuild the historic St Peter's Church in upper Riccarton is awaiting resource consent.

EQC wasnt equipped to deal with the middle classes

EQC wasn't equipped to deal with the middle classes

Friday, 18 September 2015 2:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Where did the Earthquake Commission (EQC) go wrong?

Potential exposure to asbestos at Christchurch Arts Centre

'Potential exposure' to asbestos at Christchurch Arts Centre

Friday, 18 September 2015 10:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

Workers may have been exposed to asbestos during the restoration of a major Arts Centre site.

The pursuit of science

The pursuit of science

Friday, 18 September 2015 9:05 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Christchurchs Bridge of Remembrance restoration complete

Christchurch's Bridge of Remembrance restoration complete

Thursday, 17 September 2015 7:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Limestone lions again perch on the side arches of the Bridge of Remembrance, to signify the $6.7 million project to restore the earthquake-damaged war memorial is complete.

Tsunami Warning 17 September 2015

Tsunami Warning 17 September 2015

Thursday, 17 September 2015 7:28 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Following an 8.3 earthquake in Chile the Ministry of Civil Defence has issued a Tusanami warning for the area around Banks Peninsula. For more information and updates http://mpcc.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3df46f37122a5135ceaa9d521&id=8a2345dc3e&e=6861e59238   People […]

Very complex CTV building collapse investigation ongoing

'Very complex' CTV building collapse investigation ongoing

Thursday, 17 September 2015 4:56 p.m. by MediaHerald

The "very complex" criminal investigation into the deadly collapse of the Canterbury Television building in the February 2011 earthquake is still ongoing, with no decision yet on whether anyone will be charged.Investigators have...

Earthquake measuring 8.3 hits Chile

Earthquake measuring 8.3 hits Chile

Thursday, 17 September 2015 11:34 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Heritage on the rocks… in High Street.

Heritage on the rocks… in High Street.

Thursday, 17 September 2015 11:17 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

News Flash from Lower High Street… After lying in rubble for over 3 years, the burnt out Billen’s building in Lower High street, is finally under demolition today. From this to this: to demolition under way now: It is good …

On this day - 1978 Killer quake shakes Iran

On this day - 1978 Killer quake shakes Iran

Thursday, 17 September 2015 9:01 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Southern Response at the mercy of Earthquake Commission

Southern Response 'at the mercy' of Earthquake Commission

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 8:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response says it is "at the mercy" of the Earthquake Commission's (EQC) claims assessment process.

Christchurch buildings win New Zealand Wood Resene Timber Design Awards

Christchurch buildings win New Zealand Wood Resene Timber Design Awards

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 7:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Stylish new timber buildings in Christchurch have been recognised in national design awards.

Museum to bring more art to Christchurch city

Museum to bring more art to Christchurch city

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 3:15 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

The University of Canterbury names College of Engineering building after inventor John Britten

The University of Canterbury names College of Engineering building after inventor John Britten

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 1:55 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury is to name a College of Engineering building in honour of trailblazing Christchurch innovator and engineer John Britten.