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Customers In the Know

Customers In the Know

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 5:17 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

Customer Assurance

Customer Assurance

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 5:17 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

Government halves timeframe to fix most dangerous buildings

Government halves timeframe to fix most dangerous buildings

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 3:49 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Government has halved the timeframe to make the country's most earthquake-prone buildings safer after pressure from a Christchurch earthquake survivor.

Manchester St car park demolition continues

Manchester St car park demolition continues

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 3:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Manchester St car parking building will be dust by the start of November.

Arts Centre earthquake rebuild forges ahead

Arts Centre earthquake rebuild forges ahead

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 2:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

Andre Lovatt strides through the Arts Centre like a tour guide. A man on a mission to impart knowledge and a sense of progress. There are 23 earthquake-damaged buildings to get through and we have about an hour. Time is short.

Lyttelton Port vows to make most of quake opportunity

Lyttelton Port vows to make most of quake 'opportunity'

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 2:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

Imagine strolling on Lyttelton's waterfront, along a wide, purpose-built walkway and stopping for a coffee at one of several cafes, all of which afford sumptuous views of the town's striking harbour.

Lyttelton Port vows to make most of quake opportunity

Lyttelton Port vows to make most of quake 'opportunity'

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

Imagine strolling on Lyttelton's waterfront, along a wide, purpose-built walkway and stopping for a coffee at one of several cafes, all of which afford sumptuous views of the town's striking harbour.

Canterbury Residential Rebuild website Closes

Canterbury Residential Rebuild website Closes

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 12:37 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Content on the Canterbury Residential Rebuild website - already exists, with fuller contextual information on other sites, for example:

Collaborate Canterbury Winding Down

Collaborate Canterbury Winding Down

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 12:31 p.m. by collaboratecanty Featured Popular

 

Significant opportunities to improve urban development in New Zealand

Significant opportunities to improve urban development in New Zealand

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 12:02 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development (NZCID)

Christchurchs largest hotel now fully open for business

Christchurch's largest hotel now fully open for business

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 11:45 a.m. by PRNews Popular

The remodelling of Christchurch's newest and largest hotel is now complete and it's welcoming guests.

Alpine Fault spreads across South Island, researchers say

Alpine Fault spreads across South Island, researchers say

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 11:43 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Pressing need for basic infrastructure overtakes Christchurch smart city plan

Pressing need for basic infrastructure overtakes Christchurch 'smart city' plan

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 11:40 a.m. by PRNews Popular

By Jonathan Underhill

Five years on, it all feels incredibly sad

Five years on, 'it all feels incredibly sad'

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 11:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch house prices up 30 per cent since quakes

Christchurch house prices up 30 per cent since quakes

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 6:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's housing market is being described as steady and settled, five years after the start of the earthquakes which threw it into upheaval.

Council to look at alternative funding for Sumner Skate Park

Council to look at alternative funding for Sumner Skate Park

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 2:42 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council will look at alternative funding for the proposed Sumner Community Skate Park. Levi's has indicated that though they support the skate park, the extended length of the project approval has exhausted their budget, which means they can no longer be involved in the project.  

New Matai Street cycleway opens to public

New Matai Street cycleway opens to public

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 2:40 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

People wanting to connect between the University of Canterbury and the Central City have a new option with the opening today of a cycleway along Matai Street East.

Talks begin over QEII Park

Talks begin over QEII Park

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 2:32 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is committed to working with the Ministry of Education, Avonside Girls' and Shirley Boys' High Schools to ensure that the co-location of the new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre and the two schools on QEII Park benefits the entire community.

New Sporting Facilities on the Starting Blocks

New Sporting Facilities on the Starting Blocks

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 2:31 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Progress continues on new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Progress continues on new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 2:28 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has appointed a project team to begin the design process for the new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre to be built on QEII Park.

Council approves Stapletons Road flood remediation option

Council approves Stapletons Road flood remediation option

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 2:26 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council today decided to progress the Stapletons Road flood remediation option through to detailed design and construction to reduce the risk of flooding in the Flockton area and benefit at least 585 properties.

Catholic cathedral restoration going ahead

Catholic cathedral restoration going ahead

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 1:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $45-million revamp of Christchurch's quake-damage Catholic cathedral has been given the green light to start before the end of the year.

Earthquake Commission has spent $68m on travel

Earthquake Commission has spent $68m on travel

Monday, 31 August 2015 11:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has spent $68 million on travel-related costs since the September 2010 earthquake in Canterbury.

Canterbury construction still going strong

Canterbury construction still going strong

Monday, 31 August 2015 9:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction activity remains high in Canterbury, despite new home building having passed its peak.

On this day -  1886 South Carolina earthquake

On this day - 1886 South Carolina earthquake

Monday, 31 August 2015 1:29 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Mt Pleasant News 28 August

Mt Pleasant News 28 August

Sunday, 30 August 2015 5:54 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Sponsor A Square Foot update Just a quickie update on the SQF fundraising campaign. The grand total now stands at $78,686.09. This is still a bit short of what we were hoping we […]

Greening the Rubble – what we have learned from working in partnership

Greening the Rubble – what we have learned from working in partnership

Sunday, 30 August 2015 1:21 p.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

If Greening the Rubble was a 5-year-old child receiving their first school report I am sure it would say “works well with others”.

Migrant workers may save South Island towns in decline

Migrant workers may save South Island towns in decline

Friday, 28 August 2015 7:22 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New migrants may help rejuvenate South Island towns facing aging populations and economic decline.

Christchurch homeowner fights IAG quake repair strategy

Christchurch homeowner fights IAG quake repair strategy

Friday, 28 August 2015 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Christchurch family is fighting insurer IAG over an imposed repair strategy that was questioned in a government investigation.

Five questions to mark five years since September 2010

Five questions to mark five years since September 2010

Friday, 28 August 2015 9:01 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

As Canterbury approaches the fifth anniversary of the September earthquake, we put five questions to our readers:

St Albans News deadline reminder

St Albans News deadline reminder

Thursday, 27 August 2015 10:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Articles for St Albans News October edition should be sent to news@stalbans.gen.nz by September 13.

Vote of confidence from Christchurch City Council

Vote of confidence from Christchurch City Council

Thursday, 27 August 2015 10:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Vote of confidence from Christchurch City Council and Shirley-Papanui Community Board By SARA co-chair Renee Walker Visibly displaying their confidence in the new shape and future direction of the St Albans Residents’ Association (SARA), the CCC and Shirley-Papanui Community Board …

Bid to attract migrant workers to Canterbury

Bid to attract migrant workers to Canterbury

Thursday, 27 August 2015 9:11 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New migrants may help rejuvenate Canterbury under a plan by the region's mayors to strengthen its economy after the quake rebuild.

Canterbury looks to attract migrants

Canterbury looks to attract migrants

Thursday, 27 August 2015 8:10 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New migrants may help rejuvinate Canterbury under a plan by the region's mayors to strengthen its economy after the quake rebuild.

Christchurchs rocky foundations and cheap fixes

Christchurch's rocky foundations and cheap fixes

Thursday, 27 August 2015 5:53 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch has such crap house foundations, says Aucklander Bevan Craig of Underfoot Services. No, really.

Class Action Now Filed in High Court

Class Action Now Filed in High Court

Thursday, 27 August 2015 3:25 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

GCA Lawyers , Grant Cameron has filed proceedings against Southern Response in the High Court. He is seeking damages of $25000 for each claimant represented in the action along with the settlement of outstanding claims for those in the class action. He has extended the option to join the class for the next three weeks, […]

60 jobs to go in major Christchurch City Council restructure

60 jobs to go in major Christchurch City Council restructure

Thursday, 27 August 2015 1:23 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Sixty jobs will go under a major Christchurch City Council restructure – starting with those at "the top".

Jobs to go in major Christchurch City Council restructure

Jobs to go in major Christchurch City Council restructure

Thursday, 27 August 2015 1:08 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Sixty jobs will go under a major Christchurch City Council restructure.

New walking trail through Christchurchs red-zone

New walking trail through Christchurch's red-zone

Thursday, 27 August 2015 9:55 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Many children in Christchurch East don't remember a time before the earthquakes. They've grown up in quake-ravaged communities and don't know anything else.

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch CBD…part 165…. Still waiting For Building consent….

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch CBD…part 165…. Still waiting For Building consent….

Thursday, 27 August 2015 9:11 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

So whats new in High Street today?  Nearly 5 years on from the September 2010 Quake…  

Southern Response class action launched

Southern Response class action launched

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 4:06 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Disgruntled customers of a major earthquake claims-holder have launched a class action.

Southern Response group action launched

Southern Response group action launched

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 3:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Disgruntled customers of a major earthquake claims-holder have launched a class action.

Christchurch city centre is reviving - at last

Christchurch city centre is reviving - at last

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:49 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

How many times have you visited the centre of Christchurch and had a really good look around? A few times, sometimes, maybe not for a long time? You can live easily in Christchurch and not journey to the city centre at all.

Work starts on McKenzie and Willis site - bars and restaurants to move in

Work starts on McKenzie and Willis site - bars and restaurants to move in

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 10:25 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Work has started on the $50 million McKenzie and Willis development in Christchurch's Innovation Precinct, as more businesses sign up to move in next year.

Your home, your peace of mind

Your home, your peace of mind

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 10:15 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Even if your Southern Response-managed home repair has been completed, we know questions can come up.

IAG repairs found deficient

IAG repairs found deficient

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 7:07 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Six out of seven quake repairs by insurer IAG were found deficient in a Government investigation.

Six out of seven IAG repairs found to be deficient in Govt investigation

Six out of seven IAG repairs found to be deficient in Govt investigation

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 7:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Six out of seven quake repairs by insurer IAG were found to be deficient in a Government investigation.

Hawkins wins Ngai Tahu contract

Hawkins wins Ngai Tahu contract

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 2:32 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Hawkins Construction will put up the first two buildings in Ngai Tahu Property's big central Christchurch property development.

Hawkins wins $150m Ngai Tahu Property contract in Christchurch

Hawkins wins $150m Ngai Tahu Property contract in Christchurch

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 2:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hawkins Construction will put up the first two buildings in Ngai Tahu Property's big central Christchurch property development.

CCC grant helps SARA turn around

CCC grant helps SARA turn around

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 9:05 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

For the first time in five years, the St Albans Residents’ Association (SARA) is finally receiving a grant from the Christchurch City Council, thanks to the Shirley Papanui Community Board’s sense of fair play. The $25,000 grant will be put …

Public notice: Amendments to Proposal 9: Natural and Cultural Heritage for the Christchurch Replacement District Plan (Stage 3)

Public notice: Amendments to Proposal 9: Natural and Cultural Heritage for the Christchurch Replacement District Plan (Stage 3)

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 8:00 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee, has decided to amend the Natural and Cultural Heritage proposal for the Christchurch Replacement District Plan to reinstate the previous permitted activity status for demolition and deconstruction of heritage items where the demolition or deconstruction works are carried out or commissioned by the Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority under section 38 of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 (CER ...

Pubic notice: Amendments to Proposal 9: Natural and Cultural Heritage for the Christchurch Replacement District Plan (Stage 3)

Pubic notice: Amendments to Proposal 9: Natural and Cultural Heritage for the Christchurch Replacement District Plan (Stage 3)

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 8:00 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee, has decided to amend the Natural and Cultural Heritage proposal for the Christchurch Replacement District Plan to reinstate the previous permitted activity status for demolition and deconstruction of heritage items where the demolition or deconstruction works are carried out or commissioned by the Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority under section 38 of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 (CER ...

Cranford St/Westminster changes delayed

Cranford St/Westminster changes delayed

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 2:13 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Shirley Papanui Community Board has postponed the go ahead for alterations to the Cranford St/ Westminster St intersection, seeking further information from city council staff. Plans were drawn up to make the intersection “safer” for pedestrians and cyclists, but …

EQC hiring engineers for court cases

EQC hiring engineers for court cases

Sunday, 23 August 2015 10:27 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) appears to be gearing up for litigation by hiring engineers to help with court cases involving quake repairs.

Christchurch City Council considers cutbacks to red zone services

Christchurch City Council considers cutbacks to red zone services

Sunday, 23 August 2015 8:06 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Red zone stayers say they have no intention of moving despite city council plans that may cut back key services such as roading, water and wastewater.

Kelly v EQC & Southern Response – no appeal

Kelly v EQC & Southern Response – no appeal

Sunday, 23 August 2015 1:05 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Failed work for EQC

Failed work for EQC

Sunday, 23 August 2015 12:57 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

IAG exceeds reinsurance limit for February 2011

IAG exceeds reinsurance limit for February 2011

Sunday, 23 August 2015 12:48 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Claimants prepare to take EQC to the High Court – Guest post by Group Action Members

Claimants prepare to take EQC to the High Court – Guest post by Group Action Members

Sunday, 23 August 2015 11:04 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

A group of over one hundred Canterbury homeowners is preparing to take EQC to the High Court over it’s standard of repair. The recent announcement of a review into the standard of non-consented foundation repairs illustrates the serious shortcomings of EQC’s approach to dealing with earthquake claims.

They can’t say they weren’t warned….

They can’t say they weren’t warned….

Saturday, 22 August 2015 7:03 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

On the 21 June 2013 six concerned residents (all of whom you will be familiar with) and myself went to a meeting with a number of government agencies (MBIE, CERA and the Christchurch City Council). We asked for response to some 33 questions to …