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Christchurch City Council looks at more cost effective ways to repair Old Municipal Chambers

Christchurch City Council looks at more 'cost effective' ways to repair Old Municipal Chambers

Sunday, 14 August 2016 6:24 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Options to repair Christchurch's Old Municipal Chambers have proven too costly, prompting the city council to explore new strategies.

Elderly Christchurch woman faces mammoth wait for second time repairs, despite being a priority

Elderly Christchurch woman faces mammoth wait for second time repairs, despite being a 'priority'

Sunday, 14 August 2016 4:55 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An elderly Earthquake Commission (EQC) customer has waited months for the insurer to fix botched repairs to her house, even after being classified a "highest priority" customer in March.

Red zone conversations on the horizon for Christchurch

Red zone 'conversations' on the horizon for Christchurch

Sunday, 14 August 2016 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's new recovery agency wants to start putting plans in place for the city's residential red zone by the end of the year.

Nationwide building boom creating next leaky buildings crisis

Nationwide building boom creating next leaky buildings crisis

Sunday, 14 August 2016 12:43 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The nationwide building boom is plastering over the cracks of the next leaky homes crisis.

Seven elderly residents at Sumner apartments died waiting for settlement

Seven elderly residents at Sumner apartments died waiting for settlement

Friday, 12 August 2016 6:26 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

More than half the elderly residents forced from Christchurch's Cave Rock Apartments will never return home.

EQC prepares for an exit from Christchurch

EQC prepares for an exit from Christchurch

Friday, 12 August 2016 6:08 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

David Slack talks with Peter Woods from Anthony Harper Law Firm to discuss the on-going issues facing people 5 years after the big earthquakes as EQC prepares to finish its work in the city.

Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers wants more action on Kaiapoi red zone

Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers wants more action on Kaiapoi red zone

Friday, 12 August 2016 4:57 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Waimakariri's mayor has called for less talk and more action on getting community amenities into Kaiapoi's red zoned land.

Avonside family home one of the last for demolition on Christchurchs flat land red zone

Avonside family home one of the last for demolition on Christchurch's flat land red zone

Friday, 12 August 2016 4:42 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Cathy Allen spent her childhood in the double-storey timber house at 452 Avonside Drive. Years later, she and husband Chris raised their own family there.

Roger Sutton very happy to join Anglican church board

Roger Sutton 'very happy' to join Anglican church board

Friday, 12 August 2016 3:13 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Two Christchurch church property teams have made prominent appointments as their earthquake-damaged cathedrals sit in ruins.

No plan for second-time quake repairs, Labours Megan Woods says

No plan for second-time quake repairs, Labour's Megan Woods says

Friday, 12 August 2016 2:14 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has not decided how to deal with the thousands of Canterbury homes needing remedial earthquake repairs.

Petition calling for EQC inquiry considered by select committee

Petition calling for EQC inquiry considered by select committee

Friday, 12 August 2016 2:14 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An inquiry into defective Earthquake Commission (EQC) repairs appears to be a step closer, after a petition protesting substandard work was referred to a parliamentary committee.

No plan for remedial repairs - Labours Megan Woods says

No plan for remedial repairs - Labour's Megan Woods says

Friday, 12 August 2016 1:37 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has not decided how to deal with the thousands of Canterbury homes needing remedial earthquake repairs.

EQC no show as hundreds meet over botched repairs

EQC no show as hundreds meet over botched repairs

Friday, 12 August 2016 12:58 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

The Earthquake Commission was a no-show at a meeting of hundreds of people complaining of botched earthquake repairs. More than 300 people packed into last night's meeting in Christchurch, organised by advocacy group EQC Fix.

Earthquake Commission pulls back from Christchurch

Earthquake Commission pulls back from Christchurch

Friday, 12 August 2016 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

With post-Canterbury earthquake work wrapping up, the Earthquake Commission (EQC) is letting go of hundreds of staff in a restructuring programme. The Commission is now discussing its plans with staff, with the aim of reducing its...

St Albans Art Society Exhibition on at Eastgate

St Albans Art Society Exhibition on at Eastgate

Thursday, 11 August 2016 10:48 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

If you head down to Eastgate Mall in Linwood before August 21 you can catch the St Albans Art Society exhibition between 9am and 6pm. The society holds art sessions at the St Albans Community Centre on Friday mornings.

7 July Sector Forum and OVTRK August Update

7 July Sector Forum and OVTRK August Update

Thursday, 11 August 2016 7:28 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

p { margin-bottom: 0.25cm; direction: ltr; line-height: 120%; text-align: left; }a:link { color: rgb(5, 99, 193); } This Forum Celebrating Matariki and the Voices of the Third Sector was convened by OVTRK to obtain feedback, from the city’s Third Sector (Not-for-Profit / Non-Government) Organisations (TSOs), on the 2015 research and consequent report by Dr Chrys Horn, Sarah Wylie, and Jane

Churches make high-profile appointments as cathedrals sit broken

Churches make high-profile appointments as cathedrals sit broken

Thursday, 11 August 2016 6:17 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Two Christchurch church property teams have made prominent appointments as their earthquake-damaged cathedrals sit in ruins.

Developers close to resolution over High St legal challenge

Developers close to resolution over High St legal challenge

Thursday, 11 August 2016 1:48 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The developer of Christchurch's McKenzie and Willis site is hopeful of a "quick" out of court resolution, after a group of influential rebuild figures launched legal proceedings against the project.

EQC announces major downsizing despite thousands of second-time repairs

EQC announces major downsizing despite thousands of second-time repairs

Thursday, 11 August 2016 1:14 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will slash hundreds of jobs next year, despite having thousands of second-time repairs on its books.

Is EQC abandoning Christchurch?

Is EQC abandoning Christchurch?

Thursday, 11 August 2016 12:55 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

Christchurch City Councillor Ali Jones talks about what the cull of EQC staff will mean for life in the post-earthquake city.

$3m replica facade for historic central Christchurch building

$3m replica facade for historic central Christchurch building

Thursday, 11 August 2016 12:41 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The rebuild of the historic Mayfair building in Christchurch's Cathedral Junction will be finished by Christmas.

Science Alive! chief executive Neville Petrie resigns

Science Alive! chief executive Neville Petrie resigns

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 6:08 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Science Alive! has lost its chief executive, who says it has been a massive challenge to keep the organisation running.

Christchurch the costliest city for home building

Christchurch the costliest city for home building

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 5:26 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch has the highest house building costs in the country and prices look unlikely to fall soon.

EQC announces major downsizing despite thousands of second-time repairs

EQC announces major downsizing despite thousands of second-time repairs

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 4:35 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will slash hundreds of jobs next year, despite having thousands of second-time repairs on its books.

New Plymouth construction firm reaches 100 year milestone

New Plymouth construction firm reaches 100 year milestone

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 4:13 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The company that built a number of New Plymouth icons such as the Len Lye centre and Puke Ariki has turned 100.

Insurers settle $18 billion Canterbury claims

Insurers settle $18 billion Canterbury claims

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 1:13 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today that private insurers have paid out over $18 billion to settle commercial and residential claims since the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, of which over $8.6 billion was for domestic claims.

The changing shape of EQC

The changing shape of EQC

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 12:30 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

 

House building costs jump 20 per cent

House building costs jump 20 per cent

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 10:16 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The cost of building a home in New Zealand's main cities has risen by 20 per cent since the Canterbury earthquakes.

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD, High Street Saga gets ugly…

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD, High Street Saga gets ugly…

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 6:43 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

My Gosh the saga continues, now the truth starts to come out. It is ugly. I had prepared a blog weeks ago regarding this issue, which I have just had to trash as this latest Press article is a beauty.  …

High-profile Christchurch developers spoke out against sale of Crowns High St property to rival

High-profile Christchurch developers spoke out against sale of Crown's High St property to rival

Tuesday, 9 August 2016 7:23 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Powerful city developers launched a behind-the-scenes letter-writing campaign in a bid to stop the sale of a group of historic Christchurch buildings to a rival developer.

Christchurch City Council prompted to redesign Mona Vale rose wall

Christchurch City Council prompted to redesign Mona Vale rose wall

Tuesday, 9 August 2016 6:18 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A replacement brick rose wall at Christchurch's Mona Vale is being redesigned after it was discovered roses would not survive growing next to it.

Deon Swiggs, Campaign Launch Speech

Deon Swiggs, Campaign Launch Speech

Tuesday, 9 August 2016 1:39 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Multimillion-dollar dispute in Christchurch over Sumner apartments ongoing

Multimillion-dollar dispute in Christchurch over Sumner apartments ongoing

Monday, 8 August 2016 9:39 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A decision on whether a dispute over Sumner's Cave Rock Apartments will be resolved in the courtroom is expected by the end of the month.

Multimillion-dollar dispute over Sumner apartments ongoing

Multimillion-dollar dispute over Sumner apartments ongoing

Monday, 8 August 2016 7:16 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A decision on whether a dispute over Sumner's Cave Rock Apartments will be resolved in the courtroom is expected by the end of the month.

No minimum qualification required for EQC assessors, despite criticism of work

No minimum qualification required for EQC assessors, despite criticism of work

Monday, 8 August 2016 5:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

No minimum qualification is required to become an Earthquake Commission (EQC) assessor, despite heavy criticism of the work completed by the insurer since the Canterbury earthquakes.

Work begins on Lichfield Street parking building

Work begins on Lichfield Street parking building

Friday, 5 August 2016 1:43 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Another milestone for the Central City rebuild took place this morning with a ceremony to mark the start of work on the new Lichfield Street parking building.

Celebrated filmmaker Gerard Smyth directs interactive series on Christchurchs future

Celebrated filmmaker Gerard Smyth directs interactive series on Christchurch's future

Friday, 5 August 2016 12:42 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A major new series on Christchurch by celebrated filmmaker Gerard Smyth will give the public a chance to debate the city's future.

Restored McKenzie and Willis facade unveiled in central Christchurch

Restored McKenzie and Willis facade unveiled in central Christchurch

Friday, 5 August 2016 10:08 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The scaffolding is down and the McKenzie and Willis facade is back on the central Christchurch landscape.

Restored McKenzie and Willis facade has been unveiled in central Christchurch

Restored McKenzie and Willis facade has been unveiled in central Christchurch

Friday, 5 August 2016 10:08 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The scaffolding is down the McKenzie and Willis facade is back on the central Christchurch landscape.

Noel Leeming open new South Island flagship store in Christchurch

Noel Leeming open new South Island flagship store in Christchurch

Thursday, 4 August 2016 5:53 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Town Hall miracle: Christchurchs iconic building will breathe again

Town Hall miracle: Christchurch's iconic building will breathe again

Thursday, 4 August 2016 1:49 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Within the heart of the Town Hall - the auditorium - there is a "performance of a different kind" underway.A symphony of noise emanates from workers and machines painstakingly putting back together one of the great symbols of the...

Ceres New Zealand takes IAG insurance to court over Peterborough Apartments

Ceres New Zealand takes IAG insurance to court over Peterborough Apartments

Thursday, 4 August 2016 12:24 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A rebuild firm that is trying to repair and restore the historic Peterborough Apartments has taken its insurance company to court.Ceres New Zealand bought the category two heritage building in December 2012 to save it from demolition,...

Rent free office space being offered in Christchurch

Rent free office space being offered in Christchurch

Thursday, 4 August 2016 11:42 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Commercial leasing agencies are seeing more incentives creeping into the market to bring tenants back into the central city.Landlords are willing to offer office space to the right tenants rent-free for a period, or contribute to...

Crime climbing during Canterbury rebuild

Crime climbing during Canterbury rebuild

Wednesday, 3 August 2016 9:20 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An "underbelly" of rebuild-related crime has helped drive a major increase in robberies and other offences in Canterbury over the past year, the region's top cop says.

EQC clarifies its position on Limitations Act

EQC clarifies its position on Limitations Act

Wednesday, 3 August 2016 12:19 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Four weeks to comment on Waimakariri land

Four weeks to comment on Waimakariri land

Wednesday, 3 August 2016 10:36 a.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee is encouraging people to have a say on a draft plan for the future use of the residential red zones in Canterbury’s Waimakariri District.

Green and cost effective plan for Waimakariri red zone

Green and cost effective plan for Waimakariri red zone

Wednesday, 3 August 2016 9:49 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Edible gardens, a BMX track and a dog park are among the ideas laid out for large areas of earthquake-damaged land in the Waimakariri district.

EQC Limitation Video

EQC Limitation Video

Wednesday, 3 August 2016 9:38 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Here is a link to a video of me produced by EQC fix it about EQC and the impending limitation period expiry.

Noel Leeming joins Brother in return to central Christchurch

Noel Leeming joins Brother in return to central Christchurch

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 7:50 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Noel Leeming and Brother International are the latest retailers to reopen central Christchurch flagship stores.

EQC hires engineering students help re-inspect Christchurch homes

EQC hires engineering students help re-inspect Christchurch homes

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 2:48 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) hired engineering students over summer to help clear its backlog of re-inspections.

What an amazing race!

What an amazing race!

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 2:40 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

We celebrated some of the sweet free things to do in our city with an Amazing Race style event for kids and families in the school holidays.   If you missed out and/or would like to do your own Amazing Race here is the map and clues for you to download.  User beware exhibitions may […]

Botanic Gardens illuminated into a winter wonderland

Botanic Gardens illuminated into a winter wonderland

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 2:23 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Turn on the lights and switch on your imaginations as the spectacle of illuminated artworks and innovative light installations return to the Botanic Gardens tomorrow night.

Wild Thing (Kids) Disco

Wild Thing (Kids) Disco

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 1:42 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

During KidsFest we held a disco at the Dance-O-Mat.  It was an awesome evening and a great opportunity to dress up in onesies.  Gap Filler and other folk have previously run discos at the Dance-O-Mat but none specifically for kids.   Special thanks to our volunteers who helped out on the night and to Freiya […]

Crowdfunding teams up with schools and community to plant over 2000 native trees

Crowdfunding teams up with schools and community to plant over 2000 native trees

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 11:47 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

Avon-Ōtākaro Network (AvON) has been crowdfunding over the last month partnering with Million Metres and Sustainable Coastlines’ “Love Your Water” programme to plant a wide area of stream that connects Travis Wetland with the Ōtākaro-Avon River.  This is part of the natural restoration Mahinga Kai Exemplar Project in Anzac Drive Reserve, a collaboration led by AvON and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. 

Insurers unable to say when liability from Canterbury earthquakes will be known

Insurers unable to say when liability from Canterbury earthquakes will be known

Monday, 1 August 2016 8:11 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Private insurers have no idea when their total liability from the Canterbury earthquakes will be known, the Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) says.

Council will retain ownership of City Care Limited

Council will retain ownership of City Care Limited

Monday, 1 August 2016 4:32 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council will retain City Care Limited after a rigorous sale process showed it makes commercial sense to keep the maintenance and construction company.

Update on CTV building investigation – July 2016

Update on CTV building investigation – July 2016

Monday, 1 August 2016 2:56 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 Release: New Zealand Police

Husband of woman killed in CTV building collapse wants closure

Husband of woman killed in CTV building collapse wants closure

Monday, 1 August 2016 1:44 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A man whose wife was killed in the CTV building collapse hopes an investigation into the site's foundations will finally bring justice to those responsible.