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Christchurch buildings win New Zealand Wood Resene Timber Design Awards

Christchurch buildings win New Zealand Wood Resene Timber Design Awards

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 7:32 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Stylish new timber buildings in Christchurch have been recognised in national design awards.

Museum to bring more art to Christchurch city

Museum to bring more art to Christchurch city

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 3:15 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

The University of Canterbury names College of Engineering building after inventor John Britten

The University of Canterbury names College of Engineering building after inventor John Britten

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 1:55 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury is to name a College of Engineering building in honour of trailblazing Christchurch innovator and engineer John Britten.

New Canterbury Museum Visitor Attraction for Christchurch

New Canterbury Museum Visitor Attraction for Christchurch

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 1:46 p.m. by CantyMuseum Featured Popular

Canterbury Museum and the Ravenscar Trust today unveiled plans for New Zealand’s first contemporary house museum to display the Trust’s collections of New Zealand arts, sculpture, designer furniture and classical antiquities.

Red Cross provides a further $1.05m for cold homes in Canterbury

Red Cross provides a further $1.05m for cold homes in Canterbury

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 1:43 p.m. by RedCross Popular

New Zealand Red Cross is providing an additional $1.05 million to Canterbury families with health conditions living in cold and poorly insulated houses over the next 15 months.

Insurers get building consents on most structural quake repairs

Insurers get building consents on most structural quake repairs

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 8:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Insurers appear to be more cautious than the Earthquake Commission (EQC) in their approach to quake repairs.

Gerry Brownlee dismisses excitement over shoddy quake repairs

Gerry Brownlee dismisses 'excitement' over shoddy quake repairs

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 4:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says he is not buying into the "excitement that some want to generate" about defective earthquake repairs.

Huge support for royal commission into defective quake repairs

Huge support for royal commission into defective quake repairs

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 2:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

The deadline for signing a petition demanding an inquiry into substandard earthquake repairs will likely be extended after receiving overwhelming support.

Spectacular demolition turns car park murals into dust

Spectacular demolition turns car park murals into dust

Monday, 14 September 2015 2:01 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Murals on the Manchester St car park are being crunched into dust after a call to save the artworks failed.

Mt Pleasant News 11 September 2015

Mt Pleasant News 11 September 2015

Monday, 14 September 2015 1:36 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

News Second Stage of Coastal Pathway opens It was a wonderful opening of the Second Stage of the Coastal Pathway last Friday. It was great to have the Mayor present […]

EQC gearing up to fix shoddy repairs

EQC gearing up to fix shoddy repairs

Sunday, 13 September 2015 6:43 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is putting together a team of 35 staff to deal with defective repairs, and expects "there'll be an ongoing need to support customers for some time".

Only 1 per cent of EQC repairs done with building consent

Only 1 per cent of EQC repairs done with building consent

Sunday, 13 September 2015 5:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Only 1 per cent of the 66,769 quake repairs the Earthquake Commission (EQC) has completed were done under a building consent or exemption.

The Tide is Changing

The Tide is Changing

Sunday, 13 September 2015 4:29 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

The citizens of Canterbury are running out of time, money and feasible means of settling their insurance claims. It is now Five years post-earthquakes and with the Limitations Act looming in the background the time has come for those remaining …

The Campaigners: Fighting for Christchurchs homeowners

The Campaigners: Fighting for Christchurch's homeowners

Saturday, 12 September 2015 7:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Daughter of EQC executive being investigated again

Daughter of EQC executive being investigated again

Friday, 11 September 2015 7:01 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Daughter of EQC excutive being investigated again

Daughter of EQC excutive being investigated again

Friday, 11 September 2015 6:26 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Designers sought for Metro Sports Facility

Designers sought for Metro Sports Facility

Friday, 11 September 2015 4:13 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Colombo Streets lone survivor has sparked policy change

Colombo Street's lone survivor has sparked policy change

Friday, 11 September 2015 2:00 p.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Thanks to Brower’s advocacy, it was announced in early September 2015 that the government has halved the timeframe to make the country’s most earthquake-prone buildings safer.

CTV News Article – opening stage two

CTV News Article – opening stage two

Friday, 11 September 2015 1:58 p.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

Thank you CTV for attending our opening of stage two on the Pathway. View the News Article here: Stage two opening CTV coverage

CTV News article on Funding for the Pathway

CTV News article on Funding for the Pathway

Friday, 11 September 2015 1:55 p.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

In July CTV News ran an article about Funding for the Pathway. View it here:

Coastal Pathway set to bring  buzz to Redcliffs

Coastal Pathway set to bring buzz to Redcliffs

Friday, 11 September 2015 1:34 p.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

The Bay Harbour News 9th September 2015 Together with the improvement of the roading and traffic management and the opening of the new supermarket, the establishment of the Christchurch Coastal Pathway promises to enhance and enliven the Redcliffs Village environment. What began two years ago as an idea to create an amenity that would allow...

Coastal Pathway extends to estuary

Coastal Pathway extends to estuary

Friday, 11 September 2015 1:21 p.m. by CoastalPathway

The Press. Saturday 5th September 2015. The latest stage of Christchurch’s $25 million coastal pathway has opened. Residents gathered to celebrate a further 1km section of the project being completed, which opened up the Avon Estuary for walkers and cyclists. Tim Lindley said the opening was an exciting part of a bigger vision, connecting people...

Bolder Bay Classic Run

Bolder Bay Classic Run

Friday, 11 September 2015 10:37 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

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Royal Commission of Inquiry – Repair Standards Petition

Royal Commission of Inquiry – Repair Standards Petition

Friday, 11 September 2015 10:30 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

A petition is underway for a Royal Commission of Inquiry.  A PDF version is accessible from this site.  You need to print it, full it in and return to the address on the form ideally by the 10th October 2015.   It is important that we do this as paper based petition as we believe it will […]

EQC responds to Anthony Harper proposed group action

EQC responds to Anthony Harper proposed group action

Friday, 11 September 2015 9:48 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Petition for Royal Commission inquiry into shoddy repairs launched

Petition for Royal Commission inquiry into shoddy repairs launched

Thursday, 10 September 2015 9:13 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A petition asking Parliament for a royal commission of inquiry into shoddy quake repairs has been launched.

Council gives the go-ahead for three further Central City transport projects

Council gives the go-ahead for three further Central City transport projects

Thursday, 10 September 2015 6:15 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch’s Central City travel network is getting another boost, with three further transport projects given the go-ahead – creating a compact pedestrian-, bus- and cycle-friendly core, while maintaining good access for private vehicles.

Future Christchurch Update - September 2015

Future Christchurch Update - September 2015

Thursday, 10 September 2015 2:28 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Chief Executives update - 10 September 2015

Chief Executive's update - 10 September 2015

Thursday, 10 September 2015 2:21 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, John Ombler, gives a monthly update on CERA's work to lead the recovery. This month he talks to Sandy Jenkins from the Canterbury Support Line, 0800-777 846.

Our response to the proposed action

Our response to the proposed action

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 10:39 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

You may have read an article in The Press over the past couple of days regarding our response to the proposed representative action. 

Food and drink soon at bus interchange

Food and drink soon at bus interchange

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 7:25 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Relief is in sight for hungry and thirsty passengers at Christchurch's new bus interchange.

Alpine Garden Show

Alpine Garden Show

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 4:30 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

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City Council & Community Board Representation Review

City Council & Community Board Representation Review

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 3:58 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Representation Review 2015 – The Christchurch City Council has released for consultation an Initial Proposal on the Representation Review for the 2016 Local Authority Election.   The Council is seeking feedback […]

IAG accused of bullying customers

IAG accused of 'bullying' customers

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 12:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

IAG is "bullying" customers to accept unsuitable repair or rebuild plans, an insurance lawyer says.

Group Action outlines case against EQC

Group Action outlines case against EQC

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 12:24 p.m. by EQCGroupAction Featured Popular

 

Local bill to help pave way for racecourse subdivision

Local bill to help pave way for racecourse subdivision

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 12:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck has welcomed the first key step in freeing up land for a proposed major housing development at Riccarton Racecourse.

Southern Response hits back at class action

Southern Response hits back at class action

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 11:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response has taken aim at a class action lawsuit, saying customers who signed up for it were likely to have their payouts delayed and could end up worse off.

EQC faces court challenge over repair policies

EQC faces court challenge over repair policies

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 11:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

A group of homeowners is taking legal action against the Earthquake Commission (EQC) over its repair and cash settlement policies.

Our projects: Earthquake Prone Buildings Remediation Project

Our projects: Earthquake Prone Buildings Remediation Project

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 9:51 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

Client name: Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC) Duration: January 2013 – June 2014 Location: Hutt Valley and Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand Coffey helped Housing New Zealand reach a seismic resistance rating of more than 33% across their property portfolio to meet national legislation and new building standards. Situation Housing New Zealand owns a large portfolio […]

Big jump in woman learning trades in Canterbury

Big jump in woman learning trades in Canterbury

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 7:10 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Joy  is enjoying operating a cherry picker in the fresh air, fixing a light fitting in a Christchurch carpark.

Big jump in women learning trades in Canterbury

Big jump in women learning trades in Canterbury

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 7:10 a.m. by MediaThePress

Joy  is enjoying operating a cherry picker in the fresh air, fixing a light fitting in a Christchurch carpark.

GCA Representative Action against Southern Response

GCA Representative Action against Southern Response

Tuesday, 8 September 2015 5:19 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Here is a little more information about the representative action against Southern Response. Policyholders who have not yet signed up can still benefit from doing so. For those of you unsure about the benefits of the action or wanting to …

This weeks In The Know Hub seminar: Substandard repairs

This week's In The Know Hub seminar: Substandard repairs

Tuesday, 8 September 2015 12:28 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

2015 Awards for contractors excelling in Health and Safety

2015 Awards for contractors excelling in Health and Safety

Monday, 7 September 2015 9:35 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Our goal is to see Cantabrians back in safe and quality homes, or settle their claims, as quickly as possible. For the repairs and rebuilds we manage as part of our programme, the safety and wellbeing of those working on and visiting each site is our priority.

Young Cantabrians to have their say in shaping of Christchurch

Young Cantabrians to have their say in shaping of Christchurch

Monday, 7 September 2015 4:40 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A campaign to give young Cantabrians a say in shaping the future of their city has been launched.

Young Cantabrians to have their say in shaping of Christchurch

Young Cantabrians to have their say in shaping of Christchurch

Monday, 7 September 2015 4:40 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A campaign to give young Cantabrians a say in shaping the future of their city has been launched.

Media Statement from Rt Rev’d Victoria Matthews

Media Statement from Rt Rev’d Victoria Matthews

Monday, 7 September 2015 3:45 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Anglican Church in Aotearoa

Education Minister praises huge progress since 2010

Education Minister praises huge progress since 2010

Monday, 7 September 2015 1:32 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

4 September 2015

The Time Has Passed – We Need to Be Active – 10th September | 7:00pm

The Time Has Passed – We Need to Be Active – 10th September | 7:00pm

Monday, 7 September 2015 9:36 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

For most of us dealing with our own home has been overwhelming.   ” ”

Rebuild Christchurch 5 Years Old Today

Rebuild Christchurch 5 Years Old Today

Sunday, 6 September 2015 7:54 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Featured Popular

Today Rebuild Christchurch as an organization turns 5 years old. Firstly, a massive thank you to the volunteers and supporters who put in time to keep both the website and charity activities.

Update re OVTRK, CCC Resilience Assessment and CERA research on NGOs

Update re OVTRK, CCC Resilience Assessment and CERA research on NGOs

Saturday, 5 September 2015 4:48 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Kia ora Koutou! The OVTRK Organising Group gave feedback here on the Draft CCC Resilience Assessment report.  We received the draft Assessment report by CCC Chief Resilience Officer Mike Gillooly very close to when feedback was due.  There was no time to circulate to all on our OVTRK Register.  As you can read we commented on our difficulty with that lack of time, as we have a strong

Late, inadequate and frequently defective

Late, inadequate and frequently defective

Friday, 4 September 2015 11:12 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

It's not only earthquake repairs that are defective.  The Earthquake Commission system is broken too.

Greendale residents smash pianos in earthquake memorial

Greendale residents smash pianos in earthquake memorial

Friday, 4 September 2015 7:00 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Three pianos played their last tune as they were smashed by Greendale residents during an earthquake memorial.

Youth Vision - Christchurch 2030 Launched

Youth Vision - Christchurch 2030 Launched

Friday, 4 September 2015 12:36 p.m. by YouthVision Featured Popular

Youth Vision Website: 

Inquisitive duo caught inside Christ Church Cathedral

'Inquisitive' duo caught inside Christ Church Cathedral

Friday, 4 September 2015 12:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two "inquisitive" intruders caught inside Christ Church Cathedral have been arrested by police.

Fair Insurance Entitlement as soon as Reasonably Practicable

Fair Insurance Entitlement as soon as Reasonably Practicable

Friday, 4 September 2015 9:40 a.m. by CIAS_ Featured Popular

Today marks five years from the first earthquake which triggered a chain reaction that ultimately has changed the lives of so many people in Canterbury.

Rodents and rot: Canterbury Provincial Chambers a long-term fix

Rodents and rot: Canterbury Provincial Chambers a long-term fix

Thursday, 3 September 2015 9:43 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The crown jewel of the Canterbury Provincial Chambers looks like a store room that hasn't finished being built yet. It's dark, with a weather proof ceiling so low you feel like you're about to hit your hard hat on it. There are timber and steel supports everywhere – you have to clamber over them to get through the doorway.

Kaiapoi five years on: Living on the edge

Kaiapoi five years on: Living on the edge

Thursday, 3 September 2015 9:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

Her house is on a lean, the future is uncertain and she has no neighbours but Jackie Hall, 84, is quite happy in Kaiapoi where she has lived most of her life.

Kaiapoi five years on: Living on the edge

Kaiapoi five years on: Living on the edge

Thursday, 3 September 2015 9:35 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Her house is on a lean, the future is uncertain and she has no neighbours but Jackie Hall, 84, is quite happy in Kaiapoi where she has lived most of her life.

Editorial: Five years, 436,053 stories

Editorial: Five years, 436,053 stories

Thursday, 3 September 2015 9:31 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Five years ago we suffered the rudest awakening.