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How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchuch CBD, Part 167….

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchuch CBD, Part 167….

Monday, 12 October 2015 7:37 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

So, whats new in Lower High Street….. 

Chippenham Lodge Garden Party

Chippenham Lodge Garden Party

Monday, 12 October 2015 6:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: 51 Browns Road, St Albans Time: October 18 from 2.30pm – 7pm Description: Garden party being held to celebrate the launch of a book on Chippenham Lodge titled Chippenham Lodge – Linked in History. A heritage week event. Entry …

Commons Shelter Challenge!

Commons Shelter Challenge!

Monday, 12 October 2015 5:32 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

What do you get when a food-truck operator, a juggler and an architect get together? A conversation about shelter at The Commons. The Commons Shelter Challenge explores ways to collectively and participatively design, build and/or engage with shelter at The Commons. Gap Filler aims to create public dialogue about different ways in which public space […]

Corporate storyteller hired for health precinct promotion

'Corporate storyteller' hired for health precinct promotion

Monday, 12 October 2015 5:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

An Auckland-based "corporate storyteller" has been hired to boost the profile of Christchurch's planned health precinct.

Data Manipulation, IFV and ILV – Guest blog by Adrian Cowie

Data Manipulation, IFV and ILV – Guest blog by Adrian Cowie

Monday, 12 October 2015 1:50 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

MBIE took levels on the floors of newly built house slabs around New Zealand.  The largest height difference was 22mm, the smallest 11mm.  The average was 16mm in height. MBIE then ‘set’ the magical figure at 50mm.  Over 3 times …

Data Manipulation, IFV and ILV – Guest blog by concerned citizen

Data Manipulation, IFV and ILV – Guest blog by concerned citizen

Monday, 12 October 2015 1:50 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

MBIE took levels on the floors of newly built house slabs around New Zealand.  The largest height difference was 22mm, the smallest 11mm.  The average was 16mm in height. MBIE then ‘set’ the magical figure at 50mm.  Over 3 times …

Virtual classroom field trip teach students valuable lessons

Virtual classroom field trip teach students valuable lessons

Monday, 12 October 2015 1:09 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Part of Bishop St one way

Part of Bishop St one way

Sunday, 11 October 2015 10:41 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Bishop St is one-way for southbound traffic between Edgeware Rd and Canon St from 12 October for about two months. Suggested detour is Madras St. Source: SCIRT

Edgeware Road eastbound

Edgeware Road eastbound

Sunday, 11 October 2015 10:39 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Edgeware Rd between Sherborne St and Bishop St is one-way eastbound for the next three months. There’s a short detour to the local businesses affected by these works. Please be a rebuild hero and make the extra effort to support …

Intersection partly reopened

Intersection partly reopened

Sunday, 11 October 2015 10:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Edgeware Rd – Sherborne St intersection has re-opened to southbound traffic. Traffic flowing from the north will be able to travel through the Edgeware Rd-Sherborne St intersection again, easing traffic flows on this main route into the city. Works …

Some EQC complaints open for six months or more

Some EQC complaints open for six months or more

Sunday, 11 October 2015 7:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than a quarter of the active complaints lodged with the Earthquake Commission (EQC) have been open for at least six months, with some dating back years.

The Retro Sports Facility and Grandstandium!

The Retro Sports Facility and Grandstandium!

Sunday, 11 October 2015 6:00 p.m. by GapFiller

October 2015 Now that it’s getting warmer the Retro Sports facility is back and open for action! We are looking for sports groups, fitness instructors, dance groups and community groups to bring their workshops and classes to the Central City @ The Commons Book your time on the green now by emailing hello@thecommons.org.nz. Bookings can be […]

Global company helps Habitat for Humanity social housing project

Global company helps Habitat for Humanity social housing project

Sunday, 11 October 2015 5:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

A global science and technology company has stepped in to support Habitat for Humanity's plan to build seven Christchurch homes.

Christchurch CBD awakens

Christchurch CBD awakens

Saturday, 10 October 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Tuesday morning in central Christchurch, it's unseasonably warm - temperatures are pushing 30C by mid-morning. A strong northwesterly is stirring up grit from the many construction sites, turning the city centre into a dust bowl-...

More than 300 EQC staff leave in a year

More than 300 EQC staff leave in a year

Friday, 9 October 2015 6:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 300 staff have left the Earthquake Commission (EQC) in the last year, with one former employee blaming poor working conditions for the exodus.

Christchurch earthquake survivor Ann Bodkin credits preparedness for survival

Christchurch earthquake survivor Ann Bodkin credits preparedness for survival

Friday, 9 October 2015 5:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

After surviving 26 hours trapped following the February 22 Canterbury earthquake, former Southlander Ann Bodkin credits being prepared for her survival.

Court rules quake-damaged Lladro figurines are artworks

Court rules quake-damaged Lladro figurines are artworks

Friday, 9 October 2015 4:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch businessman has failed in his insurance claim to prove that his artworks, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars . . . are not artworks.

Future Christchurch Update - October 2015

Future Christchurch Update - October 2015

Friday, 9 October 2015 9:42 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

In this issue:

Port Hills rebuild story

Port Hills rebuild story

Friday, 9 October 2015 12:02 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

The following article, published in on Wednesday this week, details the rebuild journey of the Jarman family who are now settled into their Port Hills home.

Lladro claim fails against AA Insurance

Lladro claim fails against AA Insurance

Thursday, 8 October 2015 5:41 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

In Newberry v AA Insurance Ltd [2015] NZHC 2457  the High Court (Nation J) on 8 October 2015 considered a claim by Brian Newberry about 30 Lladro figurines damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes that had a replacement value of $210,065.  The problem for Mr Newberry was that his insurance policy had a limit for “works of art” of $5000 per item with a total of $20,000, unless the items were separately specified in the insurance policy schedule.  Unfortunately, he did not specify the L ...

EQC close to announcing increased liquefaction risk policy

EQC close to announcing increased liquefaction risk policy

Thursday, 8 October 2015 5:27 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Thousands of Canterbury homeowners will soon find out how the Earthquake Commission (EQC) will settle claims for properties with increased liquefaction risk.

The Recovery of Coastal New Brighton

The Recovery of Coastal New Brighton

Thursday, 8 October 2015 4:13 p.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

Perspective Piece for Eyes East Episode 3:

Committee considers tidal barrier feedback

Committee considers tidal barrier feedback

Thursday, 8 October 2015 3:56 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Large scale investigations into a tidal barrier on the Avon-Heathcote Estuary may not go ahead following a Christchurch City Council committee recommendation today.

Chief Executives update - 9 October 2015

Chief Executive's update - 9 October 2015

Thursday, 8 October 2015 2:53 p.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 Mathew Clark, Manager, Residential Red Zone (flat lands) about the land clearance programme, which has just hit a significant milestone with over 50% of land clearance completed in the flat land residential red zone.

US Seismologist has important message for New Zealanders

US Seismologist has important message for New Zealanders

Wednesday, 7 October 2015 10:58 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Office space outpacing tenant demand

Office space 'outpacing' tenant demand

Wednesday, 7 October 2015 9:29 a.m. by MediaThePress

The market for large, expensive central city buildings is almost saturated and some multi-million-dollar developments may struggle to attract tenants, commercial leasing agents say.

Mt Pleasant News 6 October 2015

Mt Pleasant News 6 October 2015

Wednesday, 7 October 2015 9:22 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

New building update Yay! Leighs Construction have nailed the technical hitches for the prototyping of the LVL (cross laminated veneer timber) structures for the new centre. 

Quake journey over for group of elderly neighbours

Quake journey over for group of elderly neighbours

Tuesday, 6 October 2015 5:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

If Margaret McGovern had the strength or the energy to fight the Earthquake Commission (EQC), she says she would. If she had the money, she would leave Christchurch.

Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board Plan: Invitation to Community Sessions

Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board Plan: Invitation to Community Sessions

Tuesday, 6 October 2015 3:54 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

The Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board is in the process of developing a Community Board Plan for the period December 2015 to December 2016. It is intended that the Community Board Plan will contain the priority objectives, projects and actions required to achieve identified priority outcomes for the Hagley Ferrymead ward.

Local Councillors Endorse Removal of Coastal Hazards Chapter

Local Councillors Endorse Removal of Coastal Hazards Chapter

Tuesday, 6 October 2015 3:44 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Hagley/Ferrymead Ward Councillors Yani Johanson and Paul Lonsdale have today endorsed the announcement in removing the Coastal Hazards Chapter of the District Plan Review until more work is done at […]

Christchurch earthquake victims: We got lucky

Christchurch earthquake victims: 'We got lucky'

Tuesday, 6 October 2015 2:28 p.m. by MediaHerald

If the Christchurch earthquakes had hit just a few weeks earlier, things could have been so much worse for one local family that is using its close call with nature to warn others to always be prepared. 

Residents Submission to 2015 Representation Review

Residents Submission to 2015 Representation Review

Tuesday, 6 October 2015 2:02 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Background The residents who met to make this submission would like to acknowledge that the current council and community board representation is the best they have enjoyed for many years. […]

Changes to Council Wards: What does it mean for Mt Pleasant?

Changes to Council Wards: What does it mean for Mt Pleasant?

Tuesday, 6 October 2015 1:46 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

By Jemma Penelope There have been a lot of changes around Mt Pleasant in the last few years, and there are more to come before the 2016 Local Authority Elections. […]

An Important Tool to Test Earthquake Tolerance

An Important Tool to Test Earthquake Tolerance

Monday, 5 October 2015 1:42 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Praxis Communications

UC Alumnus helps save historic telescope

UC Alumnus helps save historic telescope

Monday, 5 October 2015 1:27 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

 

THX 4 THE MEMORIES - Avonside photographic exhibition now online.

THX 4 THE MEMORIES - Avonside photographic exhibition now online.

Monday, 5 October 2015 9:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The 22nd of August 2013 was the official opening of the Avonside photography project Thx 4 the Memories exhibited along Worcester Street. 

SCIRT under investigation for worker injury but maintains safe record

SCIRT under investigation for worker injury but maintains safe record

Sunday, 4 October 2015 4:52 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The organisation leading the rebuild of Christchurch's roads and underground infrastructure is being investigated by WorkSafe New Zealand after a worker was injured.

TEDx ChCh: Top five speakers and moments

TEDx ChCh: Top five speakers and moments

Sunday, 4 October 2015 12:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Saturday's sold-out TEDx Christchurch was another success. Here are my favourites bits:

Central city apartments flooding market post-quake

Central city apartments flooding market post-quake

Saturday, 3 October 2015 11:31 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Hundreds of central city apartments and townhouses are continuing to hit the market as thousands of residents are expected to flock back into Christchurch's rebuilding CBD.

Livestream: TEDx 2015 Christchurch

Livestream: TEDx 2015 Christchurch

Friday, 2 October 2015 2:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

The sixth year of sees it return to the central city on Saturday with a day-long conference aimed at "inspiring, provoking and uplifting".

Christchurch trees losing protection

Christchurch trees losing protection

Friday, 2 October 2015 12:44 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Convention centre delays force major medical conference to Auckland

Convention centre delays force major medical conference to Auckland

Thursday, 1 October 2015 7:58 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's first post-quake international conference has been lost to Auckland because of delays and uncertainty around the city's new convention centre.

Editorial: Christchurchs rebuild is driving the national economy

Editorial: Christchurch's rebuild is driving the national economy

Thursday, 1 October 2015 5:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

EDITORIAL: 

It’s time for some rational debate about natural hazards

It’s time for some rational debate about natural hazards

Thursday, 1 October 2015 5:32 p.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

Biggest, largest crane extracts digger from Christchurch mud

'Biggest, largest crane' extracts digger from Christchurch mud

Thursday, 1 October 2015 1:22 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A 250 tonne crane has freed a digger that sank in mud in a TC3 Christchurch property.

Meet the Researchers – Dr John Townend

Meet the Researchers – Dr John Townend

Thursday, 1 October 2015 10:13 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Thinking about buying or selling property?

Thinking about buying or selling property?

Thursday, 1 October 2015 10:09 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Next steps for settling ILV land damage

Next steps for settling ILV land damage

Thursday, 1 October 2015 10:03 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Southern Response e-newsletter #10

Southern Response e-newsletter #10

Thursday, 1 October 2015 3:31 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Click  to view our e-newsletter #10, released today.

New heritage videos

New heritage videos

Thursday, 1 October 2015 3:30 a.m. by SouthernResponse

If your house is built on a culturally significant site, we have two new videos to show how we can work with you and other agencies or iwi to incorporate this into your build process.

Southern Response e-newsletter #9 - Completed repairs special edition

Southern Response e-newsletter #9 - Completed repairs special edition

Thursday, 1 October 2015 3:24 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Click to view our e-newsletter #9, a special edition on completed repairs, released 26th August 2015.

Dot Boyds rebuilt home is like heaven

Dot Boyd's rebuilt home is like 'heaven'

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 9:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Dot Boyd didn't think she would see her earthquake-damaged home of 65 years repaired before she died.

Christchurchs building consent surge creates national high

Christchurch's building consent surge creates national high

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 8:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

The national value of building consents has hit an all-time high as Christchurch gets set for a string of rich projects.

Residents to fight LIM listing on coastal hazards

Residents to fight LIM listing on coastal hazards

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 8:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

A group of Christchurch residents plan to mount a legal challenge to have details of flood and erosion risk removed from their property titles.

EQC refuses to revisit jack and pack repair but then changes stance

EQC refuses to revisit jack and pack repair but then changes stance

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 7:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) refused to revisit a homeowner's jack and pack repair, despite promises to address shoddy foundation work, but then appeared to change its stance when challenged.

Editorial: Taking coastal hazards from the district plan the right thing to do

Editorial: Taking coastal hazards from the district plan the right thing to do

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 7:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

EDITORIAL: There's an old joke which goes something like this. "Nobody ever listens to me," person A says. "Pardon?", comes the response.

Restoration plan for Victoria Square released

Restoration plan for Victoria Square released

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 3:42 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

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Regenerate Christchurch a positive step forward

Regenerate Christchurch a positive step forward

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 1:48 p.m. by PRNews Popular