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Mt Pleasant News October 23 2015

Mt Pleasant News October 23 2015

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 3:36 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Changes proposed to our ward boundary – raw deal for our community! As mentioned before in our e-news, due to population changes Council has proposed a major re-organisation of the city’s […]

Tradies working illegally will get caught

Tradies working illegally will get caught

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 11:39 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Eight seconds that changed an earthquake engineer’s life

Eight seconds that changed an earthquake engineer’s life

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 11:36 a.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Expat tales: Why I came to Christchurch to work on the rebuild

Expat tales: Why I came to Christchurch to work on the rebuild

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 11:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Buildings have always fascinated me. I can trace this back to my childhood when I would watch my grandfather, who was an architect, at work. He would take me into his office and I would see his drawings being transformed into models and then actual buildings. Having the power to create something beautiful from scratch has always filled me with a sense of awe.

High Court Earthquake List stats

High Court Earthquake List stats

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 10:07 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

The Christchurch High currently operates a special list to deal with earthquake cases.  Here are some stats from a recent Law Society presentation. 

7.5 magnitude earthquake hits Afghanistan

7.5 magnitude earthquake hits Afghanistan

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 7:53 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Residential Advisory Service (RAS) – 30 minutes of free legal advice

Residential Advisory Service (RAS) – 30 minutes of free legal advice

Monday, 26 October 2015 10:24 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Having trouble settling your insurance claim? Don’t know what to do next? Need help?

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority misses key recovery targets

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority misses key recovery targets

Monday, 26 October 2015 7:10 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) excels when it comes to meeting softer targets but has failed to meet key recovery milestones, according to its annual scorecard.

Editorial: Private investment soars while Chchs anchor projects stall

Editorial: Private investment soars while Chch's anchor projects stall

Monday, 26 October 2015 5:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

EDITORIAL: Christchurch already feels like a divided city. That disparity will become even worse in the years to come without some action soon on the promised anchor projects.

6 year limitation- sue or no money

6 year limitation- sue or no money

Monday, 26 October 2015 1:14 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Under the Limitation Act insured homeowners only have 6 years from the date of the damaging earthquake(s) within which to sue EQC and insurance companies for compensation.  If homeowners do not sue then the claim(s) for money are no longer enforceable.  So EQC and insurers will escape without paying.  For houses and land damaged in the earthquake(s) on 4 September 2010 court proceedings must be filed  by 3 September 2016.  That date is fast approaching.  Once the limitation period has expired th ...

EQC land claims

EQC land claims

Monday, 26 October 2015 12:19 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

As well as covering buildings EQC also covers damage to residential land.  Homeowners need to progress these claims now.  These claims expire if the homeowner does not sue EQC within 6 years of the land damage.  The primary claim is for the cost to restore/remediate the land.  Do not believe EQC when it tells you that it only needs to pay a difference in value of the land between now and before the earthquakes. EQCover for land is limited to land that is within the property boundary – and includ ...

Future for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority staff unclear

Future for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority staff unclear

Monday, 26 October 2015 11:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

The region's earthquake recovery boss is staying tight-lipped about the futures of hundreds of staff whose employment contracts expire in six months.

Anchor project designations and large land blocks cause values to drop

Anchor project designations and large land blocks cause values to drop

Sunday, 25 October 2015 8:11 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The value of central Christchurch property bought by the Crown for major recovery projects has dropped by more than $100 million, Government information has revealed.

Holy Trinity church bells set to ring Lyttelton again

Holy Trinity church bells set to ring Lyttelton again

Sunday, 25 October 2015 5:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

Part of Lyttelton's Holy Trinity church will soon look out over its port town parish once more.

Christchurchs 100-day blueprint took 67 days with only 20-odd days of design

Christchurch's 100-day blueprint took 67 days with only 20-odd days of design

Sunday, 25 October 2015 3:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

The 100-day blueprint that guides the Christchurch rebuild actually took 67 days to produce and "20-something" days of actual design work, an architect involved said.

Christchurchs 100-day blueprint took 67 days with only 20-odd days of design

Christchurch's 100-day blueprint took 67 days with only 20-odd days of design

Sunday, 25 October 2015 3:31 p.m. by MediaStuff

The 100-day blueprint that guides the Christchurch rebuild actually took 67 days to produce and "20-something" days of actual design work, an architect involved said.

Future for Cera staff unclear

Future for Cera staff unclear

Sunday, 25 October 2015 3:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

The region's earthquake recovery boss is staying tight-lipped about the futures of hundreds of staff whose employment contracts expire in six months.

15,000 workers will support central Christchurch retail precinct

15,000 workers will support central Christchurch retail precinct

Saturday, 24 October 2015 11:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

Up to 15,000 office workers will be powering central Christchurch's new retail precinct by the time it is fully open.

Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel wants quake powers used for city centre homes

Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel wants quake powers used for city centre homes

Friday, 23 October 2015 4:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's mayor hopes the city's new rebuild agency can use its powers to catalyse residential development within the four avenues.

A call for Cantabrians to recognise everyday heroes

A call for Cantabrians to recognise everyday heroes

Friday, 23 October 2015 12:09 p.m. by SCAPE Christchurch Biennial Popular

A new project is giving Cantabrians a unique opportunity to thank someone who has helped or been kind to them.

Govt not ruling out dropping Christchurch convention centre negotiations

Govt not ruling out dropping Christchurch convention centre negotiations

Friday, 23 October 2015 12:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury's recovery boss says the Crown "can never say never" to pulling out of convention centre negotiations, but refuses to say more about the project.

Gerry Brownlee retains power in Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill

Gerry Brownlee retains power in Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill

Friday, 23 October 2015 10:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

Gerry Brownlee will retain most of the power under new legislation governing the next five years of Canterbury's earthquake recovery.

Strong quake near Gisborne

'Strong' quake near Gisborne

Friday, 23 October 2015 9:10 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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.