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Future Christchurch hub closes its doors after 70,000 visits

Future Christchurch hub closes its doors after 70,000 visits

Sunday, 9 August 2015 7:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Future Christchurch information hub has closed its doors after more than 70,000 visitors.

Another Cathedral Judgment

Another Cathedral Judgment

Sunday, 9 August 2015 2:34 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

In a judgment 5 August 2015 in Church Property Trustees v Attorney General & Anor [2015] NZHC 1843 the High Court (Dunningham J) discussed the consequences of the breach of trust by the CPT in spending $4.7M of the insurance proceeds for the Cathedral on the cardboard cathedral in Latimer Square.  CPT had recently transferred funds to cover the payment, so there was no need for any orders against it.  The Court decided that the payment for Cathedral contents was not required to be used for t ...

Brooklands: The town the Government couldnt kill

Brooklands: The town the Government couldn't kill

Saturday, 8 August 2015 1:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

When departing Brooklands residents took the street signs as souvenirs, Les Griffiths decided to do something about it.

Retailers vie for top spots in retail precinct

Retailers vie for top spots in retail precinct

Friday, 7 August 2015 7:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Retailers are jostling to secure shops in a new retail precinct under construction in central Christchurch.

Squatters and vandals take over Christchurchs Caffe Roma

Squatters and vandals take over Christchurch's Caffe Roma

Friday, 7 August 2015 4:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Squatters have set up camp in central Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Caffe Roma.

Praise for Community Forum’s input into recovery

Praise for Community Forum’s input into recovery

Friday, 7 August 2015 12:42 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Australian architecture firm wins tender to build St Martins library

Australian architecture firm wins tender to build St Martins library

Friday, 7 August 2015 10:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

An Australian architecture firm specialising in multi-use premises has won a contract to rebuild the St Martins Community library in Christchurch.

Floods wash through Taranaki houses

Floods wash through Taranaki houses

Friday, 7 August 2015 8:52 a.m. by GovtEQC

Christchurch Red Zone offers under way

Christchurch Red Zone offers under way

Thursday, 6 August 2015 4:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

Red zone property owners will have until December 10 to accept a new Crown compensation offer on their property.

Christchurch rebuild documentary The Art of Recovery to premiere

Christchurch rebuild documentary The Art of Recovery to premiere

Thursday, 6 August 2015 11:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

A feature on the creative rebuild of Christchurch opens at the International Film Festival next week.

New Crown offer process underway

New Crown offer process underway

Thursday, 6 August 2015 9:58 a.m. by GovtCera

The process of making new Crown offers to owners of vacant, insured commercial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone is now underway.

Rebuilding Christchurch from a green blueprint

Rebuilding Christchurch from a green blueprint

Thursday, 6 August 2015 6:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

Four months after the February 2011 earthquake, the Christchurch City Council launched Share an Idea, a project that asked residents about their aspirations for a new-look central city.

St Albans News August/September 2015

St Albans News August/September 2015

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 10:32 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Pharmacy is about to branch out with a presence in the enlarged ProMed complex, currently under construction, and the replacement Edgeware Pool is edging closer to becoming a reality nearly 10 years after the city council demolished …

Judge: Ceras slow demolitions not to blame for arsons

Judge: Cera's slow demolitions not to blame for arsons

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 12:59 p.m. by MediaStuff

A judge has rejected a defence lawyer's suggestion that the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's (Cera) slowness in carrying out red zone demolitions has contributed to Christchurch's spate of arsons.

Top cop Dave Cliff gets Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority job

Top cop Dave Cliff gets Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority job

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 12:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

A "well-respected" top police officer has been seconded to lead the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's final phase.

More than 14,000 construction jobs could disappear in Canterbury: Westpac

More than 14,000 construction jobs could disappear in Canterbury: Westpac

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 9:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury's young and unemployed have benefited the most from the region's rebuild but 14,000 construction jobs could disappear in the next few years, a major bank says.

Crown pledges additional funds for Christchurchs metro sport facility

Crown pledges additional funds for Christchurch's metro sport facility

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 4:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is pledging additional money to Christchurch's metro sport facility but will not reveal the new agreed financial cap.

Metro Sports funding parameters agreed

Metro Sports funding parameters agreed

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 3:15 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Documentary showcasing Christchurch’s creative recovery to premiere at NZIFF

Documentary showcasing Christchurch’s creative recovery to premiere at NZIFF

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 1:13 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

A new feature-length documentary from award-winning Christchurch director Peter Young will be shown for the first time at NZIFF - Christchurch, 7-23 August 2015.

Papanui Library closes for repairs

Papanui Library closes for repairs

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 12:55 p.m. by GovtCCC

Customers won't be able to return items to Papanui Library throughout the closure, but items from Papanui Library can be returned to any library in the Christchurch City Libraries network. The nearest large library is Fendalton Library on the corner of Clyde Road and Jeffreys Road.

Newsletter #7- Kelly & Avonside

Newsletter #7- Kelly & Avonside

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 12:25 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Here is a link to our most recent newsletter.    

Home repair risk in Canterbury, building industry warns

Home repair risk in Canterbury, building industry warns

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 11:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

The quality of Christchurch's residential rebuild could be compromised as insurance cash settlements increase, warn building industry leaders.

Ancient waterway delays Avon River precinct

Ancient waterway delays Avon River precinct

Monday, 3 August 2015 4:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch anchor project has been hit with further construction delays after contractors discovered an ancient waterway.

Positive response to Draft Restoration Plan

Positive response to Draft Restoration Plan

Monday, 3 August 2015 12:30 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

An MBIE Guideline Breakthrough…

An MBIE Guideline Breakthrough…

Monday, 3 August 2015 12:00 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

If a homeowner’s insurance policy provides for a repair to be undertaken, then this is a private contractual matter that should be adhered to by both parties and governed by only the law of contract. The MBIE Guidance document does …

New red zone offer

New red zone offer

Sunday, 2 August 2015 10:21 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Cera has published its later red zone offer.  Details are below. Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan The Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan has now been approved and released The Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan [PDF 716KB, 32 Pages] The media release announcing The Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan » The Recovery Plan confirms the following Crown offers: For all vacant red zone land: a new Crown offer at 100% of the 2007/08 rateable land value. For all insured commerci ...

How Print Management Can Save Money?

How Print Management Can Save Money?

Saturday, 1 August 2015 11:03 p.m. by proclaim

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Saturday, 1 August 2015 3:06 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

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Building Ngai Tahus property empire

Building Ngai Tahu's property empire

Friday, 31 July 2015 5:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Chinese-Kiwi group plans upscale apartments on Cranmer Court site

Chinese-Kiwi group plans upscale apartments on Cranmer Court site

Friday, 31 July 2015 3:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Former Christchurch Mayor Sir Bob Parker leading a consortium planning upmarket apartments on a historic central city site.

Port Hills Water/Storm water repair

Port Hills Water/Storm water repair

Friday, 31 July 2015 10:24 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

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Strong response to Draft Transition Recovery Plan

Strong response to Draft Transition Recovery Plan

Friday, 31 July 2015 9:18 a.m. by GovtCera

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) has started analysing more than 2500 written comments received on the transition of recovery arrangements in greater Christchurch.

Red zoners back to court over compensation offer

Red zoners back to court over compensation offer

Thursday, 30 July 2015 8:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

A group of Christchurch red zoners is heading back to court to fight for more compensation following the approval of new payout terms by the Government.

SUBMISSION ON THE DRAFT TRANSITION PLAN - Deon Swiggs

SUBMISSION ON THE DRAFT TRANSITION PLAN - Deon Swiggs

Thursday, 30 July 2015 4:05 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Queensland quake: The whole house was swaying

Queensland quake: 'The whole house was swaying'

Thursday, 30 July 2015 3:49 p.m. by GovtEQC

23,000 new Canterbury homes approved since quakes

23,000 new Canterbury homes approved since quakes

Thursday, 30 July 2015 2:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

House building is still slowing in Canterbury, where more than new 23,500 homes have been consented since the start of the earthquakes.

The Terrace - open for business by early 2016?

The Terrace - open for business by early 2016?

Thursday, 30 July 2015 1:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Property man Antony Gough is delighted to have restarted his development The Terrace  - but admits he has learnt some tough lessons.

Uninsured red zone property owners get better offer

Uninsured red zone property owners get better offer

Thursday, 30 July 2015 1:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

A group of Christchurch red zone property owners have won their battle for a 100 per cent Crown buy-out.

Uninsured red zone property owners get 100 per cent offer

Uninsured red zone property owners get 100 per cent offer

Thursday, 30 July 2015 11:16 a.m. by MediaStuff

A group of Christchurch red zone property owners have won their battle for a 100 per cent Crown buy-out.

Views Sought on Growing Food in the Red Zone

Views Sought on Growing Food in the Red Zone

Thursday, 30 July 2015 10:24 a.m. by PRNews

The Food Resilience Network is hosting a public consultation session on options for growing food in the Christchurch Residential Red Zone. The session will be held this Sunday, 2 August, 11am-3pm in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitors’ Centre.

Recovery Plan to allow new red zone offers

Recovery Plan to allow new red zone offers

Thursday, 30 July 2015 9:17 a.m. by GovtCera

A Recovery Plan has been approved that will enable new Crown offers to be made for vacant, insured commercial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone.

PARKIN v VERO INSURANCE NEW ZEALAND – Summary by Sarah

PARKIN v VERO INSURANCE NEW ZEALAND – Summary by Sarah

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 7:00 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

PARKIN v VERO INSURANCE NEW ZEALAND LIMITED [2015] NZHC 1675 [17 July] Facts: Parkin owned a house in Lyttleton which was damaged somewhat in the September 4th earthquake and then more substantially in the Feb 22, 2011 earthquake. The house …

Temporary projects leave long-lasting legacy

Temporary projects leave long-lasting legacy

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 4:14 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Temporary projects leave long-lasting legacy

Migrant workers welcome chance to make Christchurch home

Migrant workers welcome chance to make Christchurch home

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 3:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Two Christchurch migrant rebuild workers are happy the Government is giving them a better chance to call the South Island their permanent home.

OVTRK submission on the Transition to Regeneration Plan now ready

OVTRK submission on the Transition to Regeneration Plan now ready

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 1:38 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Our OVTRK Organising Group submission the Transition to Regeneration Plan is now ready.    Read it here Action Station also has a quick way to add your support to Local Led Recovery in Christchurch, If you would like to support it please  Click here Remember submissions must be in by 5pm tomorrow, Thursday 30 July.

Deputy Ombudsman forced to take information from MBIE- by Change.org

Deputy Ombudsman forced to take information from MBIE- by Change.org

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 7:40 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Deputy Ombudsman forced to take information from MBIE. – Update on “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, …

Huge wave of support for locally-led recovery

'Huge wave of support' for locally-led recovery

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 9:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Campaigns to promote a locally-led recovery for the next five years have generated hundreds of public submissions in a few days.

EQC engineer Graeme Robinson wins appeal

EQC engineer Graeme Robinson wins appeal

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 9:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission's (EQC) top engineer has won an appeal against findings he was negligent and incompetent.

Transition Plan Submission – Empowered Christchurch

Transition Plan Submission – Empowered Christchurch

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 5:26 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

Another step forward in restoring the red zone

Another step forward in restoring the red zone

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 11:52 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

School students from local primary and secondary schools will plant another thousand native seedlings at Anzac Drive Reserve this week while environmental artists Martin Hill and Philippa Jones create a life size sculpture on site.

Know the Land You Have – Event organized by Claimants4Claimants

Know the Land You Have – Event organized by Claimants4Claimants

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 10:06 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

You are invited to the following event: Know the Land You Have – A Forum for Canterbury Homeowners Event to be held at the following time, date and location: Thursday, 13 August 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (NZST) …

Supreme Court Judgement: Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd V Avonside Holdings Ltd

Supreme Court Judgement: Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd V Avonside Holdings Ltd

Monday, 27 July 2015 8:52 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Our main objective is to see Cantabrians in safe, quality homes as quickly as circumstances allow.