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Insurers paying out $10m daily for rebuild

Insurers paying out $10m daily for rebuild

Thursday, 15 May 2014 1:04 p.m. by Media3News

Insurers have paid out $1.3 billion over the Christchurch quakes already this year.

Brownlee: Council response to flooding frustrating

Brownlee: Council response to flooding 'frustrating'

Thursday, 15 May 2014 9:37 a.m. by Media3News Popular

The Christchurch City Council plans to ask the Government for financial help as it deals with flooding.

$50m of extra funding for earthquake recovery

$50m of extra funding for earthquake recovery

Thursday, 15 May 2014 9:20 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Budget 2014

Christchurch gets $50M towards recovery bill

Christchurch gets $50M towards recovery bill

Thursday, 15 May 2014 12:34 a.m. by Media3News

The earthquake recovery effort in Christchurch will receive a $50 million funding boost.

AMI Stadium trust seeks $2m for seats

AMI Stadium trust seeks $2m for seats

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 11:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

When the stadium in Addington was built in 2012 the trust opted to lease the seating because it was only supposed to be in place for three years, but with it now looking likely the stadium will in use for at least three or four more years, it wants to buy the seats.

CTV News   Wednesday 14 May

CTV News Wednesday 14 May

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 7:55 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 14th May 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 14th May 2014

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 7:34 p.m. by MediaCTV

Opening of the first exhibition at Arts Central

Opening of the first exhibition at Arts Central

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 7:32 p.m. by ChChTony Popular

Arts Central is the first gallery of fine art and craft to open in central Christchurch.

EQC fronts on inadequate cash settlements

EQC fronts on inadequate cash settlements

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 5:25 p.m. by Media3News

EQC chief executive Ian Simpson discusses the situation with Christchurch homes, and the settlements that are very much wanted.

New Arts Centre structure

New Arts Centre structure

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Arts Centre has put a private bill to Parliament that would change the way board members are appointed and remove the right of public bodies to directly appoint members.

Big-project delays revealed

Big-project delays revealed

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The completion dates of major Christchurch recovery projects, including the central library, new stadium and metro sports facility, have been delayed.

Codes to lobby council for new sports hub

Codes to lobby council for new sports hub

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Prior, representatives from Athletics Canterbury and Canterbury Hockey and Sport Canterbury and Sport New Zealand officials will make submissions to city councillors at an annual plan meeting this morning.

Pair wants more public art in city

Pair wants more public art in city

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Post-quake Christchurch has a shortage of good public art, says the team behind a planned sculpture in the city.

Stress a huge part of peoples lives in Chch - NZAC

Stress a huge part of people's lives in Chch - NZAC

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 4:43 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The New Zealand Association of Counsellors says stress is actually increasing for many people living in parts of Christchurch, but the government is not doing nearly enough to help.

Engagement on Special Schools Network

Engagement on Special Schools Network

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 3:59 p.m. by GovtMOE Popular

The Ministry is currently undertaking engagement around special school provision in the greater Christchurch area.

New programme to show progress of public projects

New programme to show progress of public projects

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 12:07 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Public Sector Rebuild Programme of Work launched today by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) will keep people updated on the progress of the many public sector projects in Christchurch.

New social housing units open in Spreydon

New social housing units open in Spreydon

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 11:25 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council’s opening of 12 new social housing units in Spreydon — the first since the Canterbury earthquakes — marks a significant milestone in the city’s rebuild, says Mayor Lianne Dalziel.

Christchurch urged to vote for art with their wallets

Christchurch urged to vote for art with their wallets

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 11:08 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Insurance coverage for foundation repairs

Insurance coverage for foundation repairs

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 10:51 a.m. by SouthernResponse

AMI/IAG will continue to provide insurance to houses with repaired foundations where the repairs are insurer managed. Any repair work completed outside of an insurer managed repair programme must comply with MBIE guidelines, including the issued building consent and a Code Compliance Certificate for any work requiring it.

Second Opinion Reports

Second Opinion Reports

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 10:12 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The Detailed Repair/Rebuild Analysis (DRA) is our official document listing the full extent of the damage to your home. The DRA is the basis of determining if your house is economic to repair and any specifications of what a repair or rebuild may include.

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Night Works – Wed 14th May – CANCELLED

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Night Works – Wed 14th May – CANCELLED

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 8:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

The NZ Transport Agency advise tonight’s planned tunnel closure has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.  

Timber has huge potential for rebuild

Timber has huge potential for rebuild

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 1:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch needs buildings that are tough, flexible, resilient, practical, ergonomic, efficient and affordable.

Tax travellers to pay for rebuild. board suggests

Tax travellers to pay for rebuild. board suggests

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 12:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

An international departure tax should be introduced at Christchurch Airport to generate more money for the cash-strapped city council, the Riccarton-Wigram Community Board says.

Tax travellers to pay for rebuild, board says

Tax travellers to pay for rebuild, board says

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 12:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

An international departure tax should be introduced at Christchurch Airport to generate more money for the cash-strapped city council, the Riccarton-Wigram Community Board says.

Work starts on $70m rest home rebuild

Work starts on $70m rest home rebuild

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 10:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Groundworks have begun on Christchurch's Nazareth House site, where a new retirement village is to be built.

Landlords should pay for strengthening

'Landlords should pay for strengthening'

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 8:06 p.m. by MediaStuff



CTV News Tuesday 13 May

CTV News Tuesday 13 May

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 6:18 p.m. by MediaCTV

Jones: We cant keep sinking cash into pool

Jones: We can't keep sinking cash into pool

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A blowout in the budget for fixing Waltham Lido Pool has prompted a warning the Christchurch City Council cannot afford to keep throwing money at repair projects.

Jones: We cant keep sinking cash into pool

Jones: We can't keep sinking cash into pool

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

A blowout in the budget for fixing Waltham Lido Pool has prompted a warning the Christchurch City Council cannot afford to keep throwing money at repair projects.

Driver behaviour – what you told us

Driver behaviour – what you told us

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 3:54 p.m. by Transport4chch

Recently completed research carried out on behalf of the Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) revealed many Christchurch drivers believe poor driving behaviour contributes to delays on the road network.

HAIL sites

HAIL sites

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 3:25 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

EQC asks court to clarify flood coverage

EQC asks court to clarify flood coverage

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 1:00 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Lynched - Monday 12th May - Raf Manji

Lynched - Monday 12th May - Raf Manji

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:02 a.m. by ChrisLynch

ICNZ TO PARTICIPATE IN DECLARATORY JUDGMENT

ICNZ TO PARTICIPATE IN DECLARATORY JUDGMENT

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 10:58 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Potentially contaminated land mail out starts today

Potentially contaminated land mail out starts today

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 10:56 a.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Only a small percentage of those landowners whose Christchurch properties have recently been identified as potentially contaminated will need to do anything about it, says Environment Canterbury Investigations and Monitoring Director Ken Taylor. From today, Environment Canterbury begins a four-week mail-out to the owners of about 11,000 Christchurch properties that may have soil contaminated by chemicals or hazardous substances remaining in the ground from a previous use of the land, such as an ...

Money Isn’t The Problem

Money Isn’t The Problem

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 10:29 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

As we know the council is in a tight place financially about its cost share requirements for rebuilding the city infrastructure, anchor projects and community facilities. The exact number is in because Mr Brownlee thinks the council’s independent review has the numbers wrong, but it shouldn’t matter.

First post-quake social housing opens

First post-quake social housing opens

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 12:24 a.m. by MediaThePress

The first new social housing units to be rebuilt by the Christchurch City Council since the earthquakes have been officially opened today.

PM to Labour: How would you run surplus?

PM to Labour: 'How would you run surplus?'

Monday, 12 May 2014 8:55 p.m. by MediaStuff

Primie Minister John Key challenges Labour to explain how it would pay for its election promises and run a surplus.

CTV News Monday 12 May

CTV News Monday 12 May

Monday, 12 May 2014 6:37 p.m. by MediaCTV

Flooding Taskforce outlines short term measures to help those most vulnerable to flooding

Flooding Taskforce outlines short term measures to help those most vulnerable to flooding

Monday, 12 May 2014 5:52 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Council has given the green light to a range of short term flood prevention measures in the hardest hit areas of Christchurch and Little River, following the delivery of the Mayoral Taskforce on Flooding report today.

Social housing proposals adopted for consultation

Social housing proposals adopted for consultation

Monday, 12 May 2014 5:39 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council’s proposals about its future involvement in social housing have been adopted for public consultation at today’s Council meeting.

Flooded Christchurch residents want answers

Flooded Christchurch residents want answers

Monday, 12 May 2014 4:19 p.m. by Media3News

Hopes that the Christchurch City Council would offer to buy out flood-affected properties have been dashed.

Canterbury: Temporary accommodation benefits still an issue

Canterbury: Temporary accommodation benefits still an issue

Monday, 12 May 2014 2:22 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Insurance And Savings Ombudsman

Mayoral Taskforce On Flooding – Report To Council Meeting Of 12 May 2014

Mayoral Taskforce On Flooding – Report To Council Meeting Of 12 May 2014

Monday, 12 May 2014 2:17 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Chief Executives update - 12 May 2014

Chief Executive's update - 12 May 2014

Monday, 12 May 2014 1:54 p.m. by GovtCera

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Night Works – Wed 14th May

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Night Works – Wed 14th May

Monday, 12 May 2014 1:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

The New Zealand Transport Agency will be undertaking essential maintenance works this week in the Lyttelton Tunnel between the hours of 8pm and 6am for one day on: 

CBD this week – further delays expected

CBD this week – further delays expected

Monday, 12 May 2014 6:15 a.m. by Transport4chch

Further delays are expected on central city roads from Monday 12th May. 

Flooding report for Christchurch due

Flooding report for Christchurch due

Monday, 12 May 2014 4:10 a.m. by Media3News

In the midst of the rebuild, Christchurch City Council is rushing to fix flooding issues in part linked to the earthquakes.

Avon lakes could help with flooding

Avon lakes could help with flooding

Monday, 12 May 2014 12:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

The idea would be to have a lake, or maybe a series of interconnected lakes due to the higgledy-piggledy availability of land, very close to the Avon River. We could use the red-zoned land around the Avon Loop/Fitzgerald Ave/River Road area.

Government holding back on quake costs

Government 'holding back' on quake costs

Sunday, 11 May 2014 7:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

Labour has questioned whether the Government is keeping money from Canterbury's earthquake recovery to improve this week's budget. 

Demolitions damage more than quakes

Demolitions damage more than quakes

Sunday, 11 May 2014 6:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

Most of the semi-rural suburb on Christchurch's northern outskirts was red-zoned after the quakes, but pockets of green-zoned properties remain and about 20 to 25 families have turned down the Government's buyout offer.

Silt and the City

Silt and the City

Saturday, 10 May 2014 2:00 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

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Homeowner wins three year over-cap fight

Homeowner wins three year over-cap fight

Friday, 9 May 2014 8:57 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Pip Coory has shed more tears than she'd care to admit in the pursuit of vindication.

Heartless destruction of garden

Heartless destruction of garden

Friday, 9 May 2014 8:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Helen Ross from Edgeware Village Green got a very nasty surprise when she passed nearby the village green on May 8 – the heart-shaped garden had been destroyed without warning. “Wanton destruction without a moment’s hesitation,” she said, adding: “My heart is crushed.” No one from the Green committee had been given any notice about […]

Keeping Christchurch Moving 9th May 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 9th May 2014

Friday, 9 May 2014 8:17 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News   Friday 09 May

CTV News Friday 09 May

Friday, 9 May 2014 8:02 p.m. by MediaCTV

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 32 (May 2014)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 32 (May 2014)

Friday, 9 May 2014 5:25 p.m. by GovtCera Popular