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Todays Annual Public Meeting

Today's Annual Public Meeting

Friday, 23 October 2015 3:23 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Our Annual Public Meeting was held today at Addington Events Centre.

Christchurch quake and flood-hit residents Tower insurance nightmare

Christchurch quake and flood-hit residents' Tower insurance nightmare

Thursday, 22 October 2015 7:46 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Being forced out of their quake-damaged home when it flooded with sewage was the last straw for Gaye and Daryl Urlwin.

Partial demolition under way of Christchurch Town Hall

Partial demolition under way of Christchurch Town Hall

Thursday, 22 October 2015 7:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Demolition of the Christchurch Town Hall's eastern function rooms gets under way as part of the facility's $127.5 million restoration.

Ecologist Says 100-year Plan For East Christchurch Needed to Accommodate Sea-Level Rise

Ecologist Says 100-year Plan For East Christchurch Needed to Accommodate Sea-Level Rise

Thursday, 22 October 2015 5:55 p.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

A Christchurch ecologist says the development of East Christchurch needs to be properly planned for the next 100 years, to accommodate almost certain sea-level rise.

EQC & Civil Defence ‘ShakeOut’ virtual field trip gets top marks

EQC & Civil Defence ‘ShakeOut’ virtual field trip gets top marks

Thursday, 22 October 2015 2:12 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

First notes and a few comments from the OVTRK forum meeting.

First notes and a few comments from the OVTRK forum meeting.

Thursday, 22 October 2015 2:08 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Some of the Results of our last OVTRK forum on 14 October with Dr Chrys Horn and Sarah Wylie and a focus on An opportunity to direct our recovery, five years on.  Any responses to chrys.horn@xtra.co.nz please  What would a thriving and fully recovered community sector look like? 

Heritage former bank site sells

Heritage former bank site sells

Thursday, 22 October 2015 12:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

The cleared site of Christchurch's old ANZ bank chambers has been sold at auction.

Government releases final transition recovery plan for Christchurch

Government releases final transition recovery plan for Christchurch

Thursday, 22 October 2015 11:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government will bow out of Christchurch by 2021 under its finalised transition recovery plan.

Transition Recovery Plan released

Transition Recovery Plan released

Thursday, 22 October 2015 11:34 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Transition Recovery Plan released

Transition Recovery Plan released

Thursday, 22 October 2015 9:34 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today released the finalised plan that sets out the path to the regeneration of Christchurch.

Heritage former bank site for sale

Heritage former bank site for sale

Thursday, 22 October 2015 8:47 a.m. by MediaThePress

The cleared site of Christchurch's old ANZ bank chambers has been sold at auction.

Christmas 2016 milestone for Christchurchs inner city retail

Christmas 2016 milestone for Christchurch's inner city retail

Thursday, 22 October 2015 8:41 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christmas next year looks set to be a milestone for Christchurch's new retail precinct as construction projects take shape.

Public Notice: Māori Reservation – 259 Governors Bay Road

Public Notice: Māori Reservation – 259 Governors Bay Road

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 3:35 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority on behalf of the Crown calls a meeting of relevant parties for the following block of land:

IESE involved in Christchurch rebuild

IESE involved in Christchurch rebuild

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 12:53 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: International Earth Sciences

Cathedral parties keeping quiet on Govt appointed consultant

Cathedral parties keeping quiet on Govt appointed consultant

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 11:19 a.m. by MediaThePress

The parties tied up in the deadlock over the future of Christ Church Cathedral have been sworn to secrecy about the work being done by a Government-appointed consultant.

Christchurch earthquake lessons completed

Christchurch earthquake lessons completed

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 10:27 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Release: New Zealand Government

Further contractors sought for Metro Sports Facility

Further contractors sought for Metro Sports Facility

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 10:26 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

On this day -  2005 Kashmir quake

On this day - 2005 Kashmir quake

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 10:01 a.m. by GovtEQC

Survey of former residential red zone owners who accepted Crown offers

Survey of former residential red zone owners who accepted Crown offers

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 7:15 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CERA is currently surveying all who were Red Zoned and accepted the  Government’s (Crown)  offer.  Research company Neilsen are conducting the survey and invitations to take part started going out via e-mail on the 14th (last week). If you were Red Zoned, and took the offer, you should have received a survey invitation by now. If not it is likely to be the result of a change of e-mail address

More than 6500 homes need fix after faulty EQC repairs

More than 6500 homes need fix after faulty EQC repairs

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 6:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 6500 homes could need remedial work to fix shoddy Earthquake Commission (EQC) repairs.

Top EQC manager Gail Kettle resigns

Top EQC manager Gail Kettle resigns

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 4:27 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

One of the Earthquake Commission's (EQC) top bosses has resigned, only one month after her daughter also quit the organisation.

Friday Night Food Trucks move back to the Square over summer

Friday Night Food Trucks move back to the Square over summer

Monday, 19 October 2015 6:12 p.m. by FutureChristchurch Popular

Summer is coming and so are the Friday Night Food Trucks, serving up a variety of awesome street food in Cathedral Square starting from Friday 9 October 2015.

Wayfinding towers help with Central City navigation

Wayfinding towers help with Central City navigation

Monday, 19 October 2015 6:03 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

It'll soon be easier to find your way to exciting Central City destinations.

Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill introduced

Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill introduced

Monday, 19 October 2015 4:46 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Exciting new installations on the Avon

Exciting new installations on the Avon

Monday, 19 October 2015 3:02 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Christchurch housing market turning a corner

Christchurch housing market turning a corner

Monday, 19 October 2015 11:28 a.m. by GovtDBH Popular

 

Repair work to begin on Lyttelton Wastewater Treatment Plant

Repair work to begin on Lyttelton Wastewater Treatment Plant

Monday, 19 October 2015 11:07 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Earthquake repair work will begin on the Lyttelton Wastewater Treatment Plant on 27 October 2015 following Labour Weekend.

EQC walks off repairs because of frustrated vulnerable homeowners

EQC walks off repairs because of 'frustrated' vulnerable homeowners

Sunday, 18 October 2015 7:35 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is walking off repair sites after "highly vulnerable" homeowners become argumentative, an assistance service says.

Oamaru woman reunited with fingers 80 years after death

Oamaru woman reunited with fingers 80 years after death

Saturday, 17 October 2015 6:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

An Oamaru woman has been reunited with her fingers - more than 80 years after her death.

Megan Woods in new role as Labour eyes up Canterbury votes

Megan Woods in new role as Labour eyes up Canterbury votes

Friday, 16 October 2015 5:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Megan Woods will be the new face of Labour in Canterbury as the country's largest opposition party looks to make a comeback in the region.

CCHL prepares to help council raise $400m plus

CCHL prepares to help council raise $400m plus

Friday, 16 October 2015 8:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council's trading companies, already delivering strong dividends to their owner, are on track to deliver $400 million over two years.

Christchurchs Miro luxury apartment plan founders

Christchurch's Miro luxury apartment plan founders

Thursday, 15 October 2015 7:30 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Plans to build the plushest apartments in the Christchurch rebuild have collapsed and the site will be sold by a mortgagee.

Christchurch housing stock will match demand in 18 months, report suggests

Christchurch housing stock will match demand in 18 months, report suggests

Thursday, 15 October 2015 7:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch has replaced the number of homes it lost in the earthquakes and may have all the houses it needs within 18 months.

Stay of execution for temporary villages

Stay of execution for temporary villages

Thursday, 15 October 2015 3:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Two of the temporary housing villages in Christchurch will stay open an extra 14 while Kaiapoi's village will close in April next year as planned.

Cantabrians drop, cover, hold for ShakeOut quake drill

Cantabrians drop, cover, hold for ShakeOut quake drill

Thursday, 15 October 2015 12:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

More than 77,000 Cantabrians have have taken part in a nationwide earthquake drill.

East could be the stunning aquatic playground of the city

East could be the stunning aquatic playground of the city

Thursday, 15 October 2015 11:47 a.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

Imagine having a lake on your back doorstep where you could paddle, row, sail, wakeboard or swim, and close by, a white water park, a surf park, beachfront hot salt water pools, restored sailing facilities on the estuary and a new state-of-the-art pools complex. 

Milestone adds to changing face of red zone

Milestone adds to changing face of red zone

Thursday, 15 October 2015 11:41 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the last of over 300 relocations of Crown-owned houses from the flat land residential red zone marks a significant milestone in the clearance of this vast area of greater Christchurch.

Whats behind the containers at Peacocks Gallop, Christchurch

What's behind the containers at Peacocks Gallop, Christchurch

Thursday, 15 October 2015 11:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Spring has brought glimpses of beauty to the earthquake-scarred former reserve at Peacocks Gallop.

Milestone adds to changing face of red zone

Milestone adds to changing face of red zone

Thursday, 15 October 2015 11:34 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Nourishing body and soul vital for Christchurch rebuild and the rebuilders

Nourishing body and soul vital for Christchurch rebuild and the rebuilders

Thursday, 15 October 2015 11:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: When you've been through it both personally and in your work, struggling with EQC, insurers and the rest, nourishing body as well as soul is crucial.

CHCH Soup Spring 2015

CHCH Soup Spring 2015

Thursday, 15 October 2015 11:06 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Served on 21st October: Hot Soup, Fresh Bread, Good People ~ and four fabulous ideas pitched for fun, creative and innovative projects for Christchurch. Yes folks, it’s CHCH SOUP, Spring 2015! Brought to you by the Ministry of Awesome and Gap Filler. Bring your bowl, blanket and best friend to The Commons for another night of […]

Changes for Government housing support in Christchurch

Changes for Government housing support in Christchurch

Thursday, 15 October 2015 3:46 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Today, an announcement has been made that the focus of the Government’s housing support in Christchurch is changing.

Christchurch housing response changes gear

Christchurch housing response changes gear

Thursday, 15 October 2015 3:46 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Today, an announcement has been made that the focus of the Government’s housing support in Christchurch is changing.

Christchurch site up for sale after Government deal falls through

Christchurch site up for sale after Government deal falls through

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 11:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

A central Christchurch site earmarked for public service offices is on sale for $3.5 million, after negotiations between the owner and the potential Government tenant fell through.

Growing Christchurch hospitality empires post-quake

Growing Christchurch hospitality empires post-quake

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 10:50 a.m. by MediaThePress


Growing Christchurch hospitality empires post-quake

Growing Christchurch hospitality empires post-quake

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 10:50 a.m. by MediaStuff


Bad building video

Bad building video

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 7:10 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

here is a link to a story and video about bad building work – particularly of foundations.

Quake victim Stacey Herbert weeks away from visiting Hanger prosthetic clinic

Quake victim Stacey Herbert weeks away from visiting Hanger prosthetic clinic

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 3:33 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The flights are paid for and the hotel booked – earthquake survivor Stacey Herbert is weeks away from taking her first steps in new prosthetic legs.

Comedian Ben Hurley Performing in Christchurch

Comedian Ben Hurley Performing in Christchurch

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 3:24 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Rawhiti PTA

5.8 earthquake felt in lower North Island

5.8 earthquake felt in lower North Island

Monday, 12 October 2015 10:22 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

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 …