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Wellbeing remains on track

Wellbeing remains on track

Thursday, 24 December 2015 10:30 a.m. by GovtCera

Quality of life remains at high levels in greater Christchurch according to the latest Wellbeing Survey by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA).

Cost key to salvaging Christ Church Cathedral

Cost key to salvaging Christ Church Cathedral

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 9:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

on Christ Church Cathedral gives two clear options for the quake-damaged building: reinstate or replace.

Developers urge speed on Christ Church Cathedral decision

Developers urge speed on Christ Church Cathedral decision

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 9:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

The message from community leaders to those charged with revitalising Christ Church Cathedral is clear: good start, now get on with it.

Christ Church Cathedral can be rebuilt

Christ Church Cathedral can be rebuilt

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 5:48 p.m. by MediaHerald

The future of Christ Church Cathedral is still up in the air, after the release of a government sponsored report this afternoon.There was huge crowd in Cathedral Square today waiting for the release of Miriam Dean's report.The...

ChristChurch Cathedral can be rebuilt

ChristChurch Cathedral can be rebuilt

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 5:48 p.m. by MediaHerald

The future of ChristChurch Cathedral is still up in the air, after the release of a government sponsored report this afternoon.There was huge crowd in Cathedral Square today waiting for the release of Miriam Dean's report.The...

As it happened: Christ Church Cathedral can be rebuilt

As it happened: Christ Church Cathedral can be rebuilt

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 5:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Anglican Church has agreed to consider "reinstating" the Christ Church Cathedral.

Live: Christ Church Cathedral can be rebuilt

Live: Christ Church Cathedral can be rebuilt

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 4:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Anglican Church has agreed to consider "reinstating" the Christ Church Cathedral.

Report confirms ChristChurch Cathedral can be reinstated

Report confirms ChristChurch Cathedral can be reinstated

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 4:31 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Anglican Church to consider reinstating Christ Church Cathedral

Anglican Church to consider reinstating Christ Church Cathedral

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 4:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Anglican Church has agreed to investigate reinstating the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral.

Live: Christ Church Cathedral announcement

Live: Christ Church Cathedral announcement

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 3:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

Five years of uncertainty in Cathedral Square will come to an end on Wednesday afternoon.

Christ Church Cathedral: why all the fuss?

Christ Church Cathedral: why all the fuss?

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 3:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

A major announcement on the future of the Christ Church Cathedral will be made at 4.30pm on Wednesday. What is all the fuss about?

Latimer Square will get first east frame homes

Latimer Square will get first east frame homes

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 2:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

The first new homes in Christchurch's east frame will go on the corner of Latimer Square and Hereford St, but construction will not start until October.

Christ Church Cathedral decision could boost city investment - developers

Christ Church Cathedral decision could boost city investment - developers

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 11:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

Developers say breaking the deadlock over the damaged Christ Church Cathedral will help restore confidence in redeveloping the heart of the city.

East Frame development gets final approval

East Frame development gets final approval

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 11:06 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Helicopter demolishes Christchurch clifftop house from the sky

Helicopter demolishes Christchurch clifftop house from the sky

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 10:13 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake-damaged houses teetering from a Christchurch clifftop have been demolished from the sky.

Helicopter demolishes Christchurch clifftop house from the sky

Helicopter demolishes Christchurch clifftop house from the sky

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 10:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake-damaged houses teetering from a Christchurch clifftop have been demolished from the sky.

D-Day for Christ Church Cathedral

D-Day for Christ Church Cathedral

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 8:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Five years of uncertainty and inertia in Cathedral Square will come to an end on Wednesday afternoon.

Scrapped Breathe competition a waste of time and money

Scrapped Breathe competition a 'waste of time and money'

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 3:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Entrants in an urban design competition say the time, money and effort of almost 60 national and international groups have been wasted by the Government.

Official opening of the Margaret Mahy Family Playground

Official opening of the Margaret Mahy Family Playground

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 2:32 p.m. by GovtCCDU

The Margaret Mahy Family Playground was officially opened on Tuesday 22 December 2015

Multi-million dollar Margaret Mahy playground open for fun in Christchurch

Multi-million dollar Margaret Mahy playground open for fun in Christchurch

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 12:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The fences are down and the multi-million dollar Margaret Mahy playground is open.

City playground a reward for families

City playground a reward for families

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 11:36 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Big kids trial about-to-open Margaret Mahy playground in Christchurch

Big kids trial about-to-open Margaret Mahy playground in Christchurch

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 11:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

The multi-million dollar Margaret Mahy playground survived a big kids test run before its official opening.

Design team chosen for Christchurch Metro Sports Facility

Design team chosen for Christchurch Metro Sports Facility

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 8:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Metro Sports Facility is inching closer to reality with the Government announcing the team that will design the central city anchor project.

Technology aids repair review

Technology aids repair review

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 8:41 a.m. by FletcherEQR

Security tight on Christ Church Cathedral announcement

Security tight on Christ Church Cathedral announcement

Monday, 21 December 2015 8:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Key players in the saga of the Christ Church Cathedral are bound by confidentiality agreements ahead of an announcement this week on the future of the quake-damaged building.

Heritage National Bank building to be restored by new owners

Heritage National Bank building to be restored by new owners

Monday, 21 December 2015 3:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Developers who created the Dux Central hospitality precinct in central Christchurch will restore the historic National Bank building on Victoria Square.

Metro Sports Facility design team appointed

Metro Sports Facility design team appointed

Monday, 21 December 2015 3:48 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

EQC appoints new Customer and Claims general manager

EQC appoints new Customer and Claims general manager

Monday, 21 December 2015 3:36 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

freiSITE

freiSITE

Monday, 21 December 2015 2:04 p.m. by GapFiller

freiSITE is a crowd-sourced collection of hidden treats and secret gems. It’s a celebration of the undervalued, sweet and free things to do in and around Christchurch city. It might be a great tree to climb in Hagley Park, a family of eels to spot in the Ōtākaro/Avon River or a fantastic fact about your favourite building. To view the contributions check the […]

Contractors put final touches on Christchurchs Margaret Mahy playground

Contractors put final touches on Christchurch's Margaret Mahy playground

Monday, 21 December 2015 1:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Contractors are putting the finishing touches on the Margaret Mahy playground in central Christchurch ahead of Tuesday's grand opening.

Christchurch heritage house on Heberden Ave Sumner, built in 1852, demolished

Christchurch heritage house on Heberden Ave Sumner, built in 1852, demolished

Sunday, 20 December 2015 4:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

One of the oldest homes in Christchurch has been demolished.

Christchurch heritage house on Heberden Ave Sumner, built in 1852, demolished

Christchurch heritage house on Heberden Ave Sumner, built in 1852, demolished

Sunday, 20 December 2015 4:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

One of the oldest homes in Christchurch has been demolished.

Christchurch heritage house, built in 1852, demolished due to quake risk

Christchurch heritage house, built in 1852, demolished due to quake risk

Sunday, 20 December 2015 11:26 a.m. by MediaStuff

One of the oldest homes in Christchurch has been demolished.

Christchurch heritage house, built in 1852, demolished due to quake risk

Christchurch heritage house, built in 1852, demolished due to quake risk

Sunday, 20 December 2015 11:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

One of the oldest homes in Christchurch has been demolished.

Christchurch Justice Precinct will be safe, light and welcoming

Christchurch Justice Precinct will be safe, light and welcoming

Friday, 18 December 2015 6:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new justice and emergency services precinct will be one of the safest places in the city in any future natural disaster.

Private insurers reassure Canterbury residents

Private insurers reassure Canterbury residents

Friday, 18 December 2015 6:16 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

Private insurers today moved to reassure customers that they will not use Limitations Act defences for residential claims arising out of the Canterbury Earthquakes where proceedings are filed before 4 September 2017.

Council reaches post-earthquake insurance settlement

Council reaches post-earthquake insurance settlement

Friday, 18 December 2015 5:53 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council and its insurers, LAPP (the Local Authority Protection Programme Disaster Fund) and Civic Assurance’s principal reinsurers, today announced that they have agreed a full and final conditional settlement in relation to damage resulting from the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

Creating a compact, exciting, beautiful city

Creating a compact, exciting, beautiful city

Friday, 18 December 2015 4:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Justice precinct will be safe, light and welcoming

Justice precinct will be safe, light and welcoming

Friday, 18 December 2015 4:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new justice and emergency services precinct will be one of the safest places in the city in any future natural disaster.

EQC and insurers reassure homeowners about their rights to sue

EQC and insurers reassure homeowners about their rights to sue

Friday, 18 December 2015 11:09 a.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury homeowners will be able to launch legal action against the Earthquake Commission (EQC) up to six years after their claim is settled.

EQC and the six-year claim limitation period

EQC and the six-year claim limitation period

Friday, 18 December 2015 10:59 a.m. by GovtEQC

Holiday hours

Holiday hours

Friday, 18 December 2015 2:20 a.m. by SouthernResponse

As the year draws to a close, we'd like to wish you a safe and happy holiday and thank you for working with us throughout 2015.

Council makes progress on new Sumner Community Facility

Council makes progress on new Sumner Community Facility

Thursday, 17 December 2015 2:46 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Council makes progress on new Sumner Community Facility

IAG New Zealands licence cancellation a technicality

IAG New Zealand's licence cancellation a technicality

Thursday, 17 December 2015 1:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance giant IAG New Zealand is reassuring customers about the cancellation of two of its insurance licences.

Red zoning anomaly frustrates long-term New Brighton landowner

Red zoning 'anomaly' frustrates long-term New Brighton landowner

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 5:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Anthony Wills does not understand how a number and a couple of metres can make such a difference.

Bridge of Remembrance upgrade to begin

Bridge of Remembrance upgrade to begin

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 5:00 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

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

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

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

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

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

Getting to grips with Increased Liquefaction Vulnerability

Getting to grips with Increased Liquefaction Vulnerability

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

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

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 …