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Council to pay $75 million extra for fixing Christchurchs roads and pipes

Council to pay $75 million extra for fixing Christchurch's roads and pipes

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 7:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council faces having to find an extra $75 million for fixing Christchurch's broken roads and underground pipes.

Tense relations on Christchurch hospital and Central Library projects

Tense relations on Christchurch hospital and Central Library projects

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 7:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two major Christchurch rebuild projects had serious flaws in their leadership, creating tense and unpleasant working conditions in one and risking total failure in the other, a report says.

Christchurch hospital project conditions neither productive nor pleasant

Christchurch hospital project conditions 'neither productive nor pleasant'

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 3:55 p.m. by MediaStuff

A poor leadership structure has led to an unproductive and unpleasant working environment in Christchurch's multimillion-dollar hospital redevelopment, a report says.

In the Know Hub to close

In the Know Hub to close

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 3:10 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Bill for Christchurchs road, pipe repairs less than expected

Bill for Christchurch's road, pipe repairs less than expected

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 2:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

The bill for fixing Christchurch's quake damaged roads and underground pipes has come in less than expected.

Horizontal repairs come in under budget

Horizontal repairs come in under budget

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 2:31 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says it’s a credit to all involved that the costs of Christchurch’s horizontal infrastructure repair and replacement programme will come in under the maximum budget allocated, saving taxpayers and ratepayers money.

Horizontal repairs come in under budget

Horizontal repairs come in under budget

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 2:03 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Merry Christmas and thank you from EQC

Merry Christmas and thank you from EQC

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 11:09 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Losses due to a catastrophic earthquake

Losses due to a catastrophic earthquake

Monday, 7 December 2015 3:58 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

A GIS based assessment of seismic risk for Wellington City

A GIS based assessment of seismic risk for Wellington City

Monday, 7 December 2015 3:52 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Tension as car parks make way for cycleways in central Christchurch

Tension as car parks make way for cycleways in central Christchurch

Monday, 7 December 2015 3:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

A plan to scrap about 100 kerbside car parks on a busy inner-city street for a cycleway has reignited debate about road-sharing.

In The Know Hub to close

In The Know Hub to close

Sunday, 6 December 2015 8:16 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

The In The Know Hub at Eastgate Mall will close its doors as scheduled on Thursday 17th December 2015.

Lytteltons heritage Timeball Station was under-insured by $3.6m

Lyttelton's heritage Timeball Station was under-insured by $3.6m

Sunday, 6 December 2015 6:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

The nation's leading heritage agency under-insured its best Canterbury building – Lyttelton's 1876 Timeball Station – by almost $3.6 million.

Lytteltons heritage Timeball Station was under-insured by $3.6m

Lyttelton's heritage Timeball Station was under-insured by $3.6m

Sunday, 6 December 2015 6:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

The nation's leading heritage agency under-insured its best Canterbury building – Lyttelton's 1876 Timeball Station – by almost $3.6 million.

Restless Forest begins its journey

Restless Forest begins its journey

Saturday, 5 December 2015 11:02 a.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

Greening the Rubble launched their latest and most innovative project, #TheRestlessForest on Wednesday 2 December – a truly transitional native garden that tells its own story.

Be sure to fill this in….What’s your Experience

Be sure to fill this in….What’s your Experience

Saturday, 5 December 2015 10:20 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Despite the Insurance Council CEO, Tim Grafton’s recent comments, see http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/call-for-cantabrian-tales-of-earthquake-insurance/  about the insurers being well aware of their strengths and weaknesses it is critical that we as an affected population make sure they fill out this survey so the results can …

Christchurchs new building skins

Christchurch's new building skins

Friday, 4 December 2015 7:34 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The west wall of the former Strawberry Fare building on Peterborough St has got a new skin — a sheath of micro-thin copper that transforms the red brick building in an eye-catching way.

Regenerate Christchurch leader faces tough job

Regenerate Christchurch leader faces tough job

Friday, 4 December 2015 4:38 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

EDITORIAL: The appointment of one of the city's humble and quiet achievers as chairman of Regenerate Christchurch will be received with a mixture of relief and anticipation.

Chair announced for Regenerate Christchurch

Chair announced for Regenerate Christchurch

Friday, 4 December 2015 3:15 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The first significant step for Christchurch’s joint organisation Regenerate Christchurch has been marked today with the announcement of its chairperson, Andre Lovatt, who is the Chief Executive of the Arts Centre of Christchurch.

Chair announced for Regenerate Christchurch

Chair announced for Regenerate Christchurch

Friday, 4 December 2015 3:10 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

In the Know Hub to close

In the Know Hub to close

Friday, 4 December 2015 10:52 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

In the Know Hub at Eastgate Mall will close its doors as scheduled on Thursday 17 December 2015.

OVTRK SUBMISSION on Greater Christchurch REGENERATION BILL

OVTRK SUBMISSION on Greater Christchurch REGENERATION BILL

Friday, 4 December 2015 10:28 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Submission from One Voice Te Reo Kotahi (OVTRK) 

Chief Executives Update - 4 December 2015

Chief Executive's Update - 4 December 2015

Friday, 4 December 2015 9:54 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 Rob Kerr, Development Director for the Margaret Mahy Family Playground, about the exciting work on the playground as it nears completion.

Quake-city agent to face charge

Quake-city agent to face charge

Friday, 4 December 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

A Christchurch property manager is under police investigation and facing a misconduct charge before the industry watchdog after a man's death in the February 2011 quake.The licensed real estate agent is accused of serious negligence...

For a locally led recovery

For a locally led recovery

Thursday, 3 December 2015 11:26 p.m. by MakingChristchurch

CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL FINAL PROPOSAL FOR REPRESENTATION ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE 2016 LOCAL ELECTIONS

CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL FINAL PROPOSAL FOR REPRESENTATION ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE 2016 LOCAL ELECTIONS

Thursday, 3 December 2015 5:09 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

A total of 128 written submissions were received in response to the initial proposal and hearings were held on the 27 and 28 October; and 4, 9 and 11 November […]

Breathe a lost opportunity

Breathe a 'lost opportunity'

Thursday, 3 December 2015 3:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

A runner-up in a project intended to showcase residential development in central Christchurch has criticised the Government's handling of the design competition.

Changes for St Asaph Street recommended

Changes for St Asaph Street recommended

Thursday, 3 December 2015 3:20 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council meets next week to consider the Council’s Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee’s recommendation to approve traffic changes for St Asaph Street that include a separated cycleway on the south side of the street.

For a locally led recovery, change the bill

For a locally led recovery, change the bill

Thursday, 3 December 2015 3:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: The Government is currently seeking feedback on what will replace Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) and the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) next April 2016.

Future Christchurch Update - December 2015

Future Christchurch Update - December 2015

Thursday, 3 December 2015 12:24 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Rutland St residents discuss cycleway

Rutland St residents discuss cycleway

Thursday, 3 December 2015 10:37 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular



What do we need to do to further our recovery?

What do we need to do to further our recovery?

Thursday, 3 December 2015 9:44 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Some detail has been provided of our Sector's responses to the question:  

DVD: Art of Recovery, a film by Peter Young

DVD: Art of Recovery, a film by Peter Young

Thursday, 3 December 2015 9:43 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Buy before 10 December 2015 and get 20% off! Enter this code AORGAP

Transition of CERA functions

Transition of CERA functions

Thursday, 3 December 2015 9:31 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

With the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) winding up in April 2016, work is now underway to transfer recovery responsibilities to other central and local government agencies, to ensure the long-term recovery and regeneration of greater Christchurch.    

Central Christchurch risks becoming vacuous money pit - Johnny Moore

Central Christchurch risks becoming 'vacuous money pit' - Johnny Moore

Thursday, 3 December 2015 9:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Treasury this week issued a report suggesting the .

City risks becoming vacuous money pit: Johnny Moore

City risks becoming 'vacuous money pit': Johnny Moore

Thursday, 3 December 2015 9:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Treasury this week issued a report suggesting the .

Christchurch construction workers blamed for meth use increase, survey says.

Christchurch construction workers blamed for meth use increase, survey says.

Thursday, 3 December 2015 7:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch construction company boss disputes survey findings that blame construction workers for an increase in methamphetamine addiction in the city.

CCC hosting more meetings in St Albans on cycleway

CCC hosting more meetings in St Albans on cycleway

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 11:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council is hosting further meetings on the proposed Papanui Parallel Cycleway, which will cut a swathe through St Albans. There’s one at the St Albans community centre, 1047 Colombo St, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Thursday, December 3 …

CCC hosts more meetings in St Albans over planned cycleway

CCC hosts more meetings in St Albans over planned cycleway

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 11:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Christchurch City Council is hosting further meetings on the proposed Papanui Parallel Cycleway, which will cut a swathe through St Albans. There’s one at the St Albans community centre, 1047 Colombo St, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Thursday, December 3 …

Public split on new Christchurch stadium

Public split on new Christchurch stadium

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 5:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch seems split on the idea of a new stadium in the city.

Public invited to farewell UCSA building

Public invited to farewell UCSA building

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 4:43 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

For more than 40 years the University of Canterbury Students’ Association building has been a hub of student life, housing a radio station,magazinebars, a restaurant, and even a cat called Bentley.

More input from businesses can speed disaster recovery

More input from businesses can 'speed disaster recovery'

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 4:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

More collaboration between businesses, and government and community organisations would improve New Zealand's ability to recover from natural disasters, according to a report released on Tuesday.

Cosmetics flagship store to open in central Christchurch

Cosmetics flagship store to open in central Christchurch

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 4:12 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

In more good news for central Christchurch's new retail precinct, an Australian cosmetics chain has decided to open its first New Zealand store in the city.

World-first research into insurance industrys quake response

World-first research into insurance industry's quake response

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 3:45 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A world-first research project into the insurance industry's response to the Canterbury earthquakes will be a "global resource" for years to come, the man behind it says.

EQC: Auditor-General report shows good progress made

EQC: Auditor-General report shows good progress made

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 3:09 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission says it is happy with a report outlining improvements it has made on its complaints process - but is aware more work is needed to help dissatisfied customers still waiting for repairs.

Council supports locally led regeneration

Council supports locally led regeneration

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 2:55 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Council supports locally led regeneration

Listen to the book-keepers: Johnny Moore

Listen to the 'book-keepers': Johnny Moore

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 2:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Treasury this week issued a report suggesting the .

Are you happy with the Christchurch rebuild so far?

Are you happy with the Christchurch rebuild so far?

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 1:02 p.m. by MediaHerald

A Treasury report has found the Christchurch anchor project programme - which includes a sports facility, convention centre and a stadium - has already missed key milestones. The report gave the programme a red rating, and said it...

Meetings discuss liquefaction vulnerability

Meetings discuss liquefaction vulnerability

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 12:07 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: Beulah Church, Springfield Road Time: December 4, 10-11.30am Description: EQC is hosting community meetings to explain how it determined qualification for properties previously identified as potentially having increased liquefaction vulnerability (ILV) land damage. The 90-minute meeting features presentations by …

Christchurch construction workers blamed for meth use increase

Christchurch construction workers blamed for meth use increase

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 11:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new survey blames Christchurch construction workers an increase in methamphetamine addiction in the city.

EQC: Canterbury Home Repair Programme – follow-up audit

EQC: Canterbury Home Repair Programme – follow-up audit

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 9:23 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

EQC: Canterbury Home Repair Programme – follow-up audit

EQC to host meeting on increased flooding vulnerability

EQC to host meeting on increased flooding vulnerability

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 9:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: Beulah Church, Springfield Road Time: January 20, 7-8.30pm Description: EQC is hosting another community meeting to explain how it determined qualification for properties previously identified as potentially having ILV land damage. Most of those affected have already received their …

EQC hosting meetings on increased liquefaction vulnerability

EQC hosting meetings on increased liquefaction vulnerability

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 9:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: Beulah Church, Springfield Road Time: January 20, 7-8.30pm Description: EQC is hosting another community meeting to explain how it determined qualification for properties previously identified as potentially having increased liquefaction vulnerability (ILV) land damage. Most of those affected have …

EQC still lacking on customer service – report

EQC still lacking on customer service – report

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 6:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) still needs to improve how it deals with customers and their complaints, a report says.

Looking backwards, thinking forwards

Looking backwards, thinking forwards

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 3:58 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

This is the speech that Gap Filler Co-founder, Ryan Reynolds, gave at our 5th birthday party on 26 November 2015. 

Council foolish to sell City Care

Council foolish to sell City Care

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 3:31 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Christchurch City Council’s plan to sell 100 per cent of its infrastructure company, City Care, is “foolish in the extreme”, says Murray Horton, convenor of the group Keep Our Assets (KOA) “For a city that is undergoing a $46 billion …