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This weeks seminar at the In The Know Hub

This week's seminar at the In The Know Hub

Sunday, 24 May 2015 11:36 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The In the Know Hub’s next cash settlement seminar coming up will be called

Canterbury mood disorders up post quake, boozing halved

Canterbury mood disorders up post quake, boozing halved

Sunday, 24 May 2015 11:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

Health professionals are at a loss to explain the findings of a Canterbury health study showing hazardous drinking has almost halved since the 2011 earthquakes.

Mt Pleasant News 22 May

Mt Pleasant News 22 May

Sunday, 24 May 2015 12:36 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Sponsor A Square Foot update Wow! The grand total for the Sponsor a Square Foot campaign is now up to $68,203.59! We reckon we will achieve our our goal of $100,000 from the community if […]

Free E-Book Special Report on insurance cash pay-outs and Cash Settlement public meeting details

Free E-Book Special Report on insurance cash pay-outs and Cash Settlement public meeting details

Saturday, 23 May 2015 10:04 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

This may be a useful resource for people. It is a free e-book special report on Cash settlements. Click on their website to down load the information. http://www.asqs.co.nz/. Have you been offered a cash pay-out instead of a repair for your …

Red-zone forest park an unmissable opportunity

Red-zone forest park an unmissable opportunity

Friday, 22 May 2015 4:50 p.m. by greeningtheredzone Popular

Returning the Avon River Red Zone to a large native forest park will improve health, wealth and wellbeing – and is an opportunity Christchurch can’t afford to miss.

Archives New Zealand to rebuild Christchurch facility

Archives New Zealand to rebuild Christchurch facility

Friday, 22 May 2015 4:27 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

The Budget confirms $6.1 million in operating funding over the next four years and $13 million of capital funding from the Future Investment Fund to rebuild Archives New Zealand’s Christchurch facility in Wigram, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne says.

Education Update

Education Update

Friday, 22 May 2015 3:22 p.m. by GapFiller

EDUCATION UPDATE!  Here’s an update from Sally Airey, our Education and Outreach Coordinator about all things education and the city. School visits have increased dramatically this term with Kids to Town funding (CCC/TCCT joint initiative). This comprises information about Gap Filler and projects (and initiatives in central city) sent out to schools to encourage them to […]

Government commits to greater earthquake claims support for Southern Response if its $1b pledge is not enough.

Government commits to greater earthquake claims support for Southern Response if its $1b pledge is not enough.

Friday, 22 May 2015 2:20 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Government has promised to back all of Southern Response's earthquake claims even if the company needs more than the $1 billion of Government support already pledged.

Earthquake stress triggers mental health issues

Earthquake stress triggers mental health issues

Friday, 22 May 2015 1:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Tony is a 32-year-old man who had hoped to get a job in the rebuild after his marriage broke up in Ashburton but couldn't get a job. He became depressed and suicidal and was admitted to HIllmorton where he was treated and recovered well.

Change.org Update

Change.org Update

Friday, 22 May 2015 12:55 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Canterbury Claimants just posted an update, Rt Hon. John Key – Prime Minister, Hon. Gerry Brownlee – Minister Responsible for: Canterbury Earthquake, EQC, Southern Response, Hon. Nick Smith – Minister Responsible for Building and Housing, Ho…: Conduct a truly independent …

Earthquake disaster movie San Andreas coming to Christchurch

Earthquake disaster movie San Andreas coming to Christchurch

Friday, 22 May 2015 11:14 a.m. by MediaStuff

It might be more than four years since the horrific events of February 22, 2011, but are Christchurch cinemagoers ready to see a Hollywood blockbuster about a devastating earthquake?

On this Day - 1960 - Huge earthquake hits Chile

On this Day - 1960 - Huge earthquake hits Chile

Friday, 22 May 2015 10:23 a.m. by GovtEQC

Police station implosion wont clash with Christchurch Marathon

Police station implosion won't clash with Christchurch Marathon

Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

The implosion of Christchurch's old central police station will not clash with the Christchurch Marathon.

Police station implosion plan changed to avoid clash with marathon

Police station implosion plan changed to avoid clash with marathon

Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

Plans to implode Christchurch's old police station have been changed to avoid a potential clash with the city's marathon.

Extra money for Christchurch rebuild

Extra money for Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 21 May 2015 9:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

An additional $108 million of Government money is being poured into Christchurch's rebuild to ensure anchor projects stay on track.

Budget 2015: $27m boost for Christchurch recovery

Budget 2015: $27m boost for Christchurch recovery

Thursday, 21 May 2015 3:24 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Government has boosted funding for Christchurch's post-quake recovery by another $27 million in today's Budget.A total of $107.8 million has been put aside over the next four years, taking the Government's contribution to the...

New opening date for Bus Interchange

New opening date for Bus Interchange

Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:48 p.m. by GovtCera

Christchurch's new Bus Interchange will open to the public, and services will begin operating from it, on Monday 25 May.

EQC complaint against The Press upheld

EQC complaint against The Press upheld

Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:47 p.m. by GovtEQC

 

Preliminary Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan – guest blog by Jan Burney

Preliminary Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan – guest blog by Jan Burney

Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:00 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

“This is the first opportunity to provide your views on whether the Crown should make new offers to buy vacant, commercial and uninsured properties in the residential red zone and, if so, how such offers should be structured. The Crown …

Govt support for Canterbury rebuild now $16.5b

Govt support for Canterbury rebuild now $16.5b

Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:35 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Budget 2015

MediaWorks are about to make a decision on the future of Campbell Live

MediaWorks are about to make a decision on the future of Campbell Live

Thursday, 21 May 2015 10:23 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Click on this link below and make your voice count! BREAKING: MediaWorks are about to make a decision on the future of Campbell Live.     ~Future Proofing for a sustainable, participatory, democratic society. https://thechristchurchfiasco.wordpress.com/about/ https://twitter.com/fiascofiles http://www.facebook.com/thechristchurchfiascoFiled under: Uncategorized

Council reminds residents to check sewer pipes

Council reminds residents to check sewer pipes

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 4:21 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is urging people to get underground pipes checked for damage before earthquake repairs are done.

Time to ditch Christchurchs central city rebuild plan

Time to ditch Christchurch's central city rebuild plan

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 2:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Last weekend,  published a timeline of progress on Christchurch's rebuild. Of the 19 projects listed, 14 will not be completed on time and some, let's face it, may not be completed at all.

Prime Minister says Christchurch convention centre costs "prohibitive"

Prime Minister says Christchurch convention centre costs "prohibitive"

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 12:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Costs for a Christchurch Convention Centre have blown out meaning budget pruning work is needed, Prime Minister John Key says.

Cash payment warranted quake workers dismissal - ERA

Cash payment warranted quake worker's dismissal - ERA

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 2:36 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch earthquake recovery worker has lost an unjustifiable dismissal case after claiming cash he received for helping a contractor was "just a mate helping a mate".

Fault-line building restrictions likely

Fault-line building restrictions likely

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 12:46 p.m. by GovtECAN

Scientists uncover evidence of subduction quakes under central NZ

Scientists uncover evidence of subduction quakes under central NZ

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 8:53 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

 

Megaquake could hit central New Zealand

Megaquake could hit central New Zealand

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 8:37 a.m. by GovtEQC

Our Streets

Our Streets

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 8:37 a.m. by peterboroughvillage

Accessible City snapshots

Accessible City snapshots

Monday, 18 May 2015 4:07 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Anchor Projects Development Director Rob Kerr chats about some of the changes at and near Hospital Corner, Durham Street/Cambridge Terrace and Manchester Street, and how they fit into the big picture for the new central city travel network.

Christchurch is on the rise

Christchurch is 'on the rise'

Monday, 18 May 2015 2:27 p.m. by TourismChCh

Christchurch is well on the way to becoming the newest and most innovative small city in the world, says the head of its regional tourism organisation.

Earthquake-damaged Ryman village reopens

Earthquake-damaged Ryman village reopens

Monday, 18 May 2015 1:43 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Earthquake-damaged Ryman village reopens

Some helpful hints to help you know your value: Costings Part II: guest post by Sarah O’Brien

Some helpful hints to help you know your value: Costings Part II: guest post by Sarah O’Brien

Monday, 18 May 2015 1:04 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Recommended Popular

In order to determine the value of major items in your home, which will assist you in establishing a fair value when it comes to negotiating with your insurer, here are some tips and suggestions: 

Hospital Corner - Accessible City

Hospital Corner - Accessible City

Monday, 18 May 2015 11:56 a.m. by GovtCCDU

Find out about changes at and near Hospital Corner including the conversion of Tuam Street to one-way eastbound, the introduction of super stops, the Shared Zone on Oxford Terrace and new shared paths, crossings and connections for cyclists and pedestrians.

Durham Street and Cambridge Terrace - Accessible City

Durham Street and Cambridge Terrace - Accessible City

Monday, 18 May 2015 11:56 a.m. by GovtCCDU

This area provides a unique opportunity for providing better choices for traffic, cyclists and pedestrians alongside Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct. See how Lichfield Street becomes two-way and find out why a small section of Durham Street South will become two-way.

Manchester Street - Accessible City

Manchester Street - Accessible City

Monday, 18 May 2015 11:56 a.m. by GovtCCDU

Watch how this area will become one of the most attractive streets in Christchurch as well as an important transport route which prioritises buses. See how buses move to and from super stops and the Bus Interchange. Learn where key bus routes intersect with Manchester Street.

Zooming in on the central city travel network - Accessible City

Zooming in on the central city travel network - Accessible City

Monday, 18 May 2015 11:56 a.m. by GovtCCDU

This short introductory video explains the basics of the new central city travel network and what to look out for as, thanks to computer simulations, you watch the network in action.

EQC Update - 16 May 2015

EQC Update - 16 May 2015

Monday, 18 May 2015 9:32 a.m. by GovtEQC

CERA- compulsory acquisition

CERA- compulsory acquisition

Saturday, 16 May 2015 11:53 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Retail precinct sites on track for Christmas 2016 opening

Retail precinct sites on track for Christmas 2016 opening

Friday, 15 May 2015 10:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's central retail precinct is on track to welcome customers in 18 months' time.

Christchurch rebuild dream falling behind

Christchurch rebuild dream falling behind

Friday, 15 May 2015 10:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Court grants Crowns central Christchurch land grab

Court grants Crown's central Christchurch land grab

Friday, 15 May 2015 10:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

The High Court has allowed the Crown to take over a block of central Christchurch land before compensation has been paid to the landowner.

Court grants Crowns central Christchurch land takeover

Court grants Crown's central Christchurch land takeover

Friday, 15 May 2015 6:57 p.m. by MediaStuff

The High Court has allowed the Crown to take over a block of central Christchurch land before compensation has been paid to the landowner.

Have your say on three further Central City transport projects by 26 May

Have your say on three further Central City transport projects by 26 May

Friday, 15 May 2015 5:37 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch residents, property owners, organisations and businesses have 10 days left to provide feedback on three further Central City transport projects: Hospital Corner (the final layout); sections of Durham Street / Cambridge Terrace; and sections of Manchester Street.

Strengthening begins on Christchurchs McKenzie and Willis facade

Strengthening begins on Christchurch's McKenzie and Willis facade

Friday, 15 May 2015 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Scaffolding went up this week on the McKenzie and Willis facade on Tuam St ahead of demolition of the remnants of the building behind.

Public Notice: Land Use Recovery Plan amendment to date of review and minor amendments

Public Notice: Land Use Recovery Plan amendment to date of review and minor amendments

Friday, 15 May 2015 2:32 p.m. by GovtCera

The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee, has given approval for amendments to be made to the Land Use Recovery Plan extending the date of the Review from April 2015 to 30 September 2015 and to assist with interpretation of the Recovery Plan.

Should quake memorial chairs go on CTV site?

Should quake memorial chairs go on CTV site?

Friday, 15 May 2015 2:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

The 185 white chairs commemorating those that died in the Canterbury earthquakes could become permanent and the artist behind the sculpture wants to put them on the former CTV site.

Christchurch retail precinct good as done

Christchurch retail precinct 'good as done'

Friday, 15 May 2015 1:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

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Will 185 earthquake memorial chairs be a permanent feature on former CTV site?

Will 185 earthquake memorial chairs be a permanent feature on former CTV site?

Friday, 15 May 2015 1:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

The 185 white chairs commemorating those that died in the Canterbury earthquakes could become permanent and the artist behind the sculpture wants to put them on the former CTV site.

Supporting Cantabrians health and wellbeing

Supporting Cantabrians' health and wellbeing

Friday, 15 May 2015 1:45 p.m. by GovtCera

Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner says the Community in Mind Shared Programme of Action, being launched today, will ensure the remarkable resilience of Canterbury communities continues.

Aerial Panoramas – A New Way To View An Emerging City

Aerial Panoramas – A New Way To View An Emerging City

Friday, 15 May 2015 1:31 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Featured Popular

Christchurch has become a blank canvas where a new Christchurch is beginning to emerge, according to Christchurch’s leading rebuild website Rebuild Christchurch.

Insurance Settlement Agreement trends – Part I: guest post by Sarah O’Brien

Insurance Settlement Agreement trends – Part I: guest post by Sarah O’Brien

Friday, 15 May 2015 12:52 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS: Part 1 ‘LIKE FOR LIKE TO WHEN AS NEW, USING MODERN MATERIAL EQUIVALENTS’ The ‘shocking truth’ is, I have found that most insurance company settlement agreements which I have read, are offering the claimants between 33% to 50% …

Spread the word: The SEEDS Charter

Spread the word: The SEEDS Charter

Friday, 15 May 2015 12:28 p.m. by GapFiller

SEEDS (Stimulating Enterprising Environments for Development and Sustainability) has been a two-year pilot programme, funded to the tune of several million euros by the European Union, to explore interim-use possibilities on temporarily vacant sites and in empty buildings. There were pilot projects in six different European countries.   You can read about them and a whole lot more on their website .

Pallet Pavilion short film!

Pallet Pavilion short film!

Friday, 15 May 2015 11:05 a.m. by GapFiller

At long last, we are proud to announce that the Pallet Pavilion short-film is ready for you to view! 

An award of Interest – are you entitled to it?

An award of Interest – are you entitled to it?

Friday, 15 May 2015 10:41 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Understandably after four years of waiting for settlement of what are often clear cut claims I am beginning to receive more and more questions from people about ‘interest payments’ and whether or not these could be recovered from insurers. Below is …

Cecile Meier: Memorial design cant please everyone

Cecile Meier: Memorial design can't please everyone

Friday, 15 May 2015 7:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

The quake memorial design announcement this week had me thinking about monuments, grief, and loss.

Earthquake insurers unlikely to meet own settlement deadlines

Earthquake insurers unlikely to meet own settlement deadlines

Friday, 15 May 2015 7:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Insurers scrambling to complete Canterbury earthquake rebuilds and settlements are unlikely to meet self imposed completion targets, the Reserve Bank says.