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EVENT: Foo Fighters Concert Wednesday February 18

EVENT: Foo Fighters Concert Wednesday February 18

Monday, 16 February 2015 12:27 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that on the Foo Fighters will perform at AMI Stadium. Road users should allow additional time for travelling into and through this area from 3pm onwards.

Private Insurers Pay Out $14 Billion Settling Canterbury Earthquake Claims

Private Insurers Pay Out $14 Billion Settling Canterbury Earthquake Claims

Monday, 16 February 2015 12:01 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Private insurers have paid out almost $14 billion in settling Canterbury earthquake claims, with more than 80% of all Canterbury earthquake commercial and out of scope claims completely settled.

Insurers settle 57 per cent of Christchurch quake claims

Insurers settle 57 per cent of Christchurch quake claims

Monday, 16 February 2015 10:54 a.m. by MediaHerald

Four years after Christchurch's devastating earthquake on February 22, 2011, private insurers say they have settled 57 per cent of residential insurance claims over the Earthquake Commission's $100,000 "cap".By the end of last year,...

CBD – Available Routes Map 15th Feb – 22nd Feb

CBD – Available Routes Map 15th Feb – 22nd Feb

Monday, 16 February 2015 9:50 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map.

YMCA gets $1m for urban culture space

YMCA gets $1m for urban culture space

Monday, 16 February 2015 8:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $1 million redevelopment of the YMCA base in Christchurch will provide a new central city hang-out and creative space for the city's young people.

Many quake claimants remain in EQC limbo

Many quake claimants remain in EQC limbo

Sunday, 15 February 2015 11:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

Almost four years may have passed but many Canterbury homeowners still need answers on their earthquake claims.

Packe St Park AGM

Packe St Park AGM

Sunday, 15 February 2015 12:30 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: 587 Barbadoes St Time: March 9 at 7pm Description: Learn about the development plan for the community gardens and how the community can help make it happen. Old friends, construction people, fund raisers and new members are especially welcome. Bring a …

Packe Street park at crossroads

Packe Street park at crossroads

Sunday, 15 February 2015 12:23 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The community gardens in Packe Street is looking for more volunteers, funds and a paid co-ordinator to prepare the gardens for the next generation. It’s time for a second team of willing workers to come on board at the 19-year-old …

INCIDENT – Tuam Street CLOSED by Hospital

INCIDENT – Tuam Street CLOSED by Hospital

Saturday, 14 February 2015 4:23 p.m. by Transport4chch

Police have closed streets around Christchurch Hospital. Tuam Street from Hagley Ave to Antigua Street is CLOSED Antigua Street is CLOSED north of St Asaph Street. Please avoid the area.

INCIDENT – Tuam Street OPEN

INCIDENT – Tuam Street OPEN

Saturday, 14 February 2015 4:23 p.m. by Transport4chch

Police have closed streets around Christchurch Hospital. Tuam Street from Hagley Ave to Antigua Street is now OPEN Antigua Street is OPEN north of St Asaph Street.  

Disaster rebuild, the Japanese way

Disaster rebuild, the Japanese way

Saturday, 14 February 2015 2:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

You can tell the tears are not far away. Mine are close too, the first pinpricks of salt water stinging my eyes.

Disaster rebuild, the Japanese way

Disaster rebuild, the Japanese way

Saturday, 14 February 2015 2:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

You can tell the tears are not far away. Mine are close too, the first pinpricks of salt water stinging my eyes.

End of home-repair programme shock to staff

End of home-repair programme shock to staff

Friday, 13 February 2015 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Concerns have been raised about a sudden end to a Fletcher earthquake home-repair programme for contracted staff at the end of April.

Fly on the Wall in the SR Boardroom – Latest Results

Fly on the Wall in the SR Boardroom – Latest Results

Friday, 13 February 2015 8:42 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants

Wow this out today (12/02/2015):  Progress_to_the_end_of_January_2015 Total claim settlements for January 2015 = 44 12 Rebuilds completed + 22 Major Repairs completed + 12 cash settlements. However they got another 38 new claims from EQC – That equals net progress of 6 settled claims, hence they are stuck on 56% of claims settled, ie the […]

Expats funnel $6 million into Christchurch rebuild

Expats funnel $6 million into Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 13 February 2015 4:43 p.m. by MediaStuff

An offshore trust set up by expats is set to close after funelling over $6 million into the Christchurch rebuild.

Expats funnel $6 million into Christchurch rebuild

Expats funnel $6 million into Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 13 February 2015 4:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

An offshore trust set up by expats is set to close after funelling over $6 million into the Christchurch rebuild.

Coffey’s fourth annual lawn bowls tournament

Coffey’s fourth annual lawn bowls tournament

Friday, 13 February 2015 2:04 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

It’s that time again and here in the Christchurch office we are busy preparing for our annual afternoon of bowling and socialising at the Burnside Lawn Bowls Club. Like previous years, we will play a knock–out tournament with teams of four and prizes for winners, losers, and the best–dressed. Please RSVP to Tess Martin as soon as […]

Quake bus musical script to be changed

Quake bus musical script to be changed

Friday, 13 February 2015 1:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

The creator of a musical about the Christchurch earthquake has tried to appease real-life victims by removing references to the fatal No 3 bus ride.

Almost 4 Years On, Answers Around EQC and Insurance Claims Still Needed

Almost 4 Years On, Answers Around EQC and Insurance Claims Still Needed

Friday, 13 February 2015 12:32 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants Recommended Popular

As some move forward positively, a significant number of Cantabrians still have questions and need support around earthquake claims.

WELLNESS RECOVERY ACTION PLAN

WELLNESS RECOVERY ACTION PLAN

Friday, 13 February 2015 9:29 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Based on the world renowned work of Mary-Ellen Copeland, WRAP is a highly effective  5 x workshop programme for people who are somewhere on their recovery journey whether it’s from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder or some other mental health issue. Your personal WRAP plan will help you to lock in the benefits you’ve gained from...

EVENT: Crusaders V Rebels – AMI Stadium Friday 13 Feb

EVENT: Crusaders V Rebels – AMI Stadium Friday 13 Feb

Friday, 13 February 2015 7:45 a.m. by Transport4chch

Temporary traffic management will be in place tonight,  Friday 13 February for the Crusaders v Rebels game at AMI Stadium, kickoff 7.35pm. Jack Hinton Drive will be closed from Twigger Street to Whiteleigh Avenue from 5.30pm to 10.30pm. Entry into Whiteleigh Avenue will be closed …

EVENT: Coast to Coast – Watch for competitors this weekend

EVENT: Coast to Coast – Watch for competitors this weekend

Friday, 13 February 2015 7:05 a.m. by Transport4chch

The iconic Coast to Coast event kicks off this morning (Friday 13 Feb) on the West Coast. Road users are asked to be aware of competitors who will be competing in this event which traverses a number of Canterbury roads …

Revitalised New Brighton envisaged

Revitalised New Brighton envisaged

Thursday, 12 February 2015 7:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

New restaurants, bars, a cinema and even a new road could be part of a revitalised New Brighton.

Significant milestone for Christchurch schools

Significant milestone for Christchurch schools

Thursday, 12 February 2015 5:54 p.m. by GovtMOE Popular

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced that Queen Elizabeth II Park (QEII) is the preferred relocation and co-location site of Avonside Girls’ High School and Shirley Boys’ High School.

Canterbury research on earthquake engineering and resilient infrastructure

Canterbury research on earthquake engineering and resilient infrastructure

Thursday, 12 February 2015 4:38 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Civil and natural resources engineers at the University of Canterbury are developing new technologies to evaluate the effects of earthquake-induced ground movement on buildings and facilities critical for the safety and well-being of communities throughout New Zealand.

What do CERA do?

What do CERA do?

Thursday, 12 February 2015 4:23 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

If you didn’t know better you could assume CERA stood for the Canterbury Events and Recreation Authority. Right from the top the minister wants the vision for the rebuilt Christchurch to be the sports capital of the country right down to the operational public facing Facebook page which is home to giraffes and cricket.

Christchurch Convention Centre costs may escalate, says John Key

Christchurch Convention Centre costs may escalate, says John Key

Thursday, 12 February 2015 2:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

The cost of the planned Christchurch convention centre could escalate, says Prime Minister John Key.

Chief Executives update - 12 February 2015

Chief Executive's update - 12 February 2015

Thursday, 12 February 2015 12:13 p.m. by GovtCera

Acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, John Ombler, gives a monthly update on CERA's work to lead the recovery.

EQC suboptimal and substandard - report

EQC 'suboptimal' and 'substandard' - report

Thursday, 12 February 2015 11:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

An independent report has found major failings in the way the Earthquake Commission handles its customers.

EQC suboptimal and substandard - report

EQC 'suboptimal' and 'substandard' - report

Thursday, 12 February 2015 11:52 a.m. by MediaStuff

An independent report has found major failings in the way the Earthquake Commission handles its customers.

Awesome Forces draws awesome visitor numbers

Awesome Forces draws awesome visitor numbers

Thursday, 12 February 2015 10:47 a.m. by GovtEQC

Thursday, 12 February 2015 10:35 a.m. by NickyWagner

Controversial quake musical to evolve

Controversial quake musical to 'evolve'

Thursday, 12 February 2015 9:56 a.m. by MediaStuff

A musical based on the fatal No 3 bus ride in the February 2011 quake is likely to proceed but in an "evolved" form.

Future Christchurch Update - February 2015

Future Christchurch Update - February 2015

Thursday, 12 February 2015 8:31 a.m. by GovtCera

The first issue of the was published on 12 February 2015. This is jointly produced by CCC and CERA.

The Avonside Blog will be back in action soon

The Avonside Blog will be back in action soon

Thursday, 12 February 2015 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch

There are a couple of items of unfinished business relating to insurance and Official Information Act requests to be addressed. As a result there will be a few postings over the next couple of weeks.

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015: Park Tce REOPENED

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015: Park Tce REOPENED

Thursday, 12 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Park Tce has been reopened following the conclusion of the ICC Cricket World Cup Opening Event which occurred last night (Thurs 12 Feb).  

CTV News - 11th Feb 2015

CTV News - 11th Feb 2015

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 6:51 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch risks becoming a provincial backwater

Christchurch risks becoming a provincial backwater

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 4:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch needs to offer an exciting vision to retain young people and to attract the best and brightest. If the city sticks with the same old boring "business as usual" approach, it risks becoming a provincial backwater. It will lose its finest young people, and they won't be back.

Quake victims families offered free tickets to crass musical

Quake victims' families offered free tickets to 'crass' musical

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 3:56 p.m. by MediaStuff

Families of those killed on the No 3 bus in the February 2011 quake have been offered free tickets to a musical based on the tragedy as the creator tries to address the upset caused.

Families offered free tickets to crass quake show

Families offered free tickets to 'crass' quake show

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 3:56 p.m. by MediaStuff

Families of those killed on the No 3 bus in the February 2011 quake have been offered free tickets to a musical based on the tragedy as the creator tries to address the upset caused.

Estuary Fest 2015

Estuary Fest 2015

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 1:21 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Estuary Fest 2015 Following on from the first awesome Estuary Fest event held in March 2014, a dedicate group of Estuary lovers are once again banding together to bring you […]

Canterbury Live - Wednesday 11th February

Canterbury Live - Wednesday 11th February

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 12:37 p.m. by MediaCTV

Victoria Square: No Need For Change - Open Letter to PM

Victoria Square: No Need For Change - Open Letter to PM

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 12:23 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: From Christchurch Civic Trust and Historic Places Canterbury

CTV News: First at Five - Monday 9th February

CTV News: First at Five - Monday 9th February

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 11:43 a.m. by MediaCTV

INCIDENT: Buckleys Road – one lane past Eastgate

INCIDENT: Buckleys Road – one lane past Eastgate

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 11:37 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to a cable fault in the area, Buckleys Road has been reduced to one lane southbound past Eastgate Mall. This will be in place until Thursday morning 10am. Delays may be experienced in peak times – please allow some …

More stellar performances from the New Zealand insurance industry.

More stellar performances from the New Zealand insurance industry.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 11:12 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

  I have heard the comment made that the Christchurch earthquakes are ‘yesterday’s news’ – unfortunately the reality is that they are today’s agonies. It is time Cantabrians started to share their stories so the rest of New Zealand and the …

International World Cup French Cricket rules here!

International World Cup French Cricket rules here!

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 9:39 a.m. by GapFiller

Salut! For your eeeeeze, we have a very handy video to share with you ze rules of French cricket.

Community of the Sacred Name convent may be saved

Community of the Sacred Name convent may be saved

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 9:19 a.m. by MediaThePress

City councillors favour giving the owners of a heritage-listed former convent in central Christchurch a $950,000 grant to help save it.

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015: Park Tce CLOSED

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015: Park Tce CLOSED

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 7:25 a.m. by Transport4chch

Park Tce will be CLOSED from 11am TODAY until 2am Friday 13th Feb from Bealey Ave to Salisbury Street due to the Cricket World Cup Opening Event taking place tomorrow night. Northbound traffic – use Salisbury – Montreal Street. Southbound …

Groups to fight Victoria Square revamp

Groups to fight Victoria Square revamp

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 7:11 a.m. by MediaThePress

Heritage campaigners opposed to a plan to redesign Victoria Square in Christchurch are launching a No Need for Change campaign aimed at getting the multimillion-dollar redevelopment scrapped.

New Brighton to get $20m complex

New Brighton to get $20m complex

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 7:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

Auckland developers have announced plans to build a $20 million apartment and retail complex on New Brighton's waterfront.

$20m plan boost for suburb

$20m plan boost for suburb

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 11:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Auckland developers have announced plans to build a $20 million apartment and retail complex on New Brighton's waterfront.

Earthquake bus musical labelled very crass

Earthquake bus musical labelled 'very crass'

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 11:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

The parents of a man killed in a bus with seven others in the February 2011 earthquake say a musical about the tragedy is a "crass insult".

Groups to fight square revamp

Groups to fight square revamp

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 8:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Heritage campaigners opposed to a plan to redesign Victoria Square in Christchurch are launching a No Need for Change campaign aimed at getting the multimillion-dollar redevelopment scrapped.

Christchurchs Mr Rebuild steps down from role

Christchurch's 'Mr Rebuild' steps down from role

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 7:24 p.m. by MediaHerald

One of the Canterbury rebuild's most influential figures has today stepped down to take a top job with a private housebuilder.Warwick Isaacs, former chief executive of Timaru District Council, came to Christchurch in the aftermath...

Canterbury Live - Tuesday 10th February

Canterbury Live - Tuesday 10th February

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 4:45 p.m. by MediaCTV