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New Christchurch rebuild bosses to be revealed

New Christchurch rebuild bosses to be revealed

Monday, 29 June 2015 12:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch should know on Thursday who will be in charge for the remainder of its earthquake rebuild.

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD …. part 160

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD …. part 160

Sunday, 28 June 2015 8:36 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Well, here we are nearly 4.5 years down the track from the February 2011 earthquake and still waiting.  The city is in the depths of winter and despair. The building owners are fed up and walking away,  CERA is pulling …

Extending Canterbury accommodation support

Extending Canterbury accommodation support

Sunday, 28 June 2015 12:01 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Extending Canterbury accommodation support. “Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced that the Temporary Accommodation Assistance (TAA) programme for Canterbury residents affected by earthquakes is to be extended. The TAA supports homeowners with additional costs such as rent, board, or …

Rollerblader captures Christchurch on film prior to ruinous earthquakes

Rollerblader captures Christchurch on film prior to ruinous earthquakes

Sunday, 28 June 2015 11:55 a.m. by MediaStuff

A rollerblader who shot footage of pre-quake Christchurch has posted a video of the city in its unbroken state.

Hope in the face of dishonesty and Southern Response – Guest post from the Christchurch Insurance Fiasco

Hope in the face of dishonesty and Southern Response – Guest post from the Christchurch Insurance Fiasco

Saturday, 27 June 2015 6:06 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants

The post on the Christchurch Insurance Fiasco is a MUST read for all Southern Response customers, whether they have settled or not.  The first couple of paragraphs are post below, please make sure you read the entire posting….  GO TO THE FULL POSTING HERE “The Southern Non-Response fiasco grinds on.  It seems that even after […]

Shands Emporium touches down on Manchester St, Christchurch

Shand's Emporium touches down on Manchester St, Christchurch

Saturday, 27 June 2015 1:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's oldest wooden commercial building was spotted dangling above the central city on Saturday.

Lets talk about the Christchurch rebuild

Let's talk about the Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 26 June 2015 3:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

Long Term Plan sets city up for the future

Long Term Plan sets city up for the future

Friday, 26 June 2015 2:49 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council today adopted a Long Term Plan that will set the city up for the future by spending $9.9 billion over the next 10 years.

Funding boost for Council cycleways network

Funding boost for Council cycleways network

Friday, 26 June 2015 2:45 p.m. by GovtCCC

 

HRC continues to urge Government to act with dignity

HRC continues to urge Government to act with dignity

Friday, 26 June 2015 2:42 p.m. by HumanRightsComm

HRC continues to urge Government to act with dignity

NZ Governments Free Legal Offer is a Divide and Conquer Tactic – guest post by Southern No-Response

NZ Governments Free Legal Offer is a Divide and Conquer Tactic – guest post by Southern No-Response

Friday, 26 June 2015 1:15 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

NZ Governments Free Legal Offer is a Divide and Conquer Tactic QC states on TVNZ – Southern Response Desperate – watch it HERE. Read Gerry Brownlee’s comments on Stuff HERE. Read the Southern Response offer HERE. When the Southern Response …

New home for Perpetual Guardian

New home for Perpetual Guardian

Thursday, 25 June 2015 7:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

Red zoners set for more compo

Red zoners set for more compo

Thursday, 25 June 2015 4:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

A group of Christchurch red-zoners is set to be fully compensated for their earthquake-damaged properties following a rethink by the Government.

Red zoners get more compo, uninsured miss out

Red zoners get more compo, uninsured miss out

Thursday, 25 June 2015 2:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

A group of Christchurch red-zoners is set to be fully compensated for their earthquake-damaged properties following a rethink by the Government.

New home for Perpetual Guardian staff after February earthquake destroyed offices and killed work mates

New home for Perpetual Guardian staff after February earthquake destroyed offices and killed work mates

Thursday, 25 June 2015 1:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The staff of trustee company Perpetual Trust have moved to a new office in the city, four and a half years after the February earthquake toppled the Pyne Gould Corporation (PGC) building they were working in and killed work mates.

Quake Outcasts win full compensation, uninsured miss out

Quake Outcasts win full compensation, uninsured miss out

Thursday, 25 June 2015 12:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

A group of Christchurch red-zoners is set to be fully compensated for their earthquake-damaged properties following a rethink by the Government.

Quake Outcasts v The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake

Quake Outcasts v The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake

Thursday, 25 June 2015 11:58 a.m. by PRNews

Quake Outcasts v The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake

Comment sought on red zone offers

Comment sought on red zone offers

Thursday, 25 June 2015 9:32 a.m. by GovtCera Featured Popular

The public is being invited to have a say on new Crown offers for vacant, uninsured and commercial/industrial properties in the Residential Red Zone, based on the preliminary views and key criteria released today.

Crown should pay Christchurch Convention Centre cost rise, says developer

Crown should pay Christchurch Convention Centre cost rise, says developer

Thursday, 25 June 2015 9:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government should pick up the tab for any potential convention centre cost increases caused by delays, a developer says.

Hope in the face of dishonesty and Southern Response – Guest post by Sleazkey

Hope in the face of dishonesty and Southern Response – Guest post by Sleazkey

Thursday, 25 June 2015 4:04 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

The Southern Non-Response fiasco grinds on.  It seems that even after four and a half years, neither Government nor Southern Response could care less about the plight of the hundreds of homeowners who have either received nothing or have been …

Christchurchs official earthquake memorial a polarising close second

Christchurch's official earthquake memorial a 'polarising close second'

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 10:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's earthquake memorial design was a "polarising close second" option in public feedback, a report shows.

Southern Response Free Legal Offer – Divide and Conquer

Southern Response Free Legal Offer – Divide and Conquer

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 6:39 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants

When the Southern Response claimants first received an offer of “two hours of free legal advice”, we are sure there were many things that went through their minds, like: that’s weird; why? First up, the list of questions provided by Southern Response are very good questions, they are very good questions to ask any legal […]

Extending Canterbury accommodation support

Extending Canterbury accommodation support

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 4:48 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Anne Tolley | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

The EQC Canterbury Experience

The EQC Canterbury Experience

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 4:40 p.m. by GovtEQC

Opening of new Canterbury Caledonian Society hall

Opening of new Canterbury Caledonian Society hall

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 3:51 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Opening of new Canterbury Caledonian Society hall

Development levy in Christchurchs city centre axed

Development levy in Christchurch's city centre axed

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 3:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council will stop collecting development contributions in the central city in a bid to encourage developers to rebuild.

Relocatable housing project Travis Country to be abandoned

Relocatable housing project Travis Country to be abandoned

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 12:23 p.m. by PRNews Popular

KidsFest

KidsFest

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 12:21 p.m. by GapFiller

During KidsFest Gap Filler will be running 2 events; Gap Cache and Tiny House Workshops Explore the world of Tiny Houses Like Tiny Houses themselves… these workshops have been really popular – so popular we are running three instead of the one we advertised in KidsFest  – and sorry, they are all booked out. However you […]

Eden Project Co-Founder to speak in Christchurch

Eden Project Co-Founder to speak in Christchurch

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 12:20 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: PerceptionPR

Gerry Brownlee: Southern Response is part ambulance chaser

Gerry Brownlee: Southern Response is part 'ambulance chaser'

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 4:56 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says a lawsuit against Southern Response over insurance settlement delays is part "ambulance chaser".

Gerry Brownlee: Southern Response lawsuit opportunistic

Gerry Brownlee: Southern Response lawsuit 'opportunistic'

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 4:56 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says a lawsuit against Southern Response over insurance settlement delays is part "ambulance chaser".

Gerry Brownlee: ambulance chaser element to lawsuit

Gerry Brownlee: 'ambulance chaser' element to lawsuit

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 4:09 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says a lawsuit against Southern Response over insurance settlement delays is part "ambulance chaser".

City council wants Sydenham church rubble pile cleaned up

City council wants Sydenham church rubble pile cleaned up

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 2:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Frustration over the length of time it is taking to clean up the historic Sydenham Church site could lead the Christchurch City Council to step in.

Hawkins appointed for Town Hall restoration

Hawkins appointed for Town Hall restoration

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 1:17 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has appointed Hawkins Construction to undertake the Town Hall restoration.

Work begins on Aranui Youth and Community Facility

Work begins on Aranui Youth and Community Facility

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 12:58 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Construction will take approximately a year, with the new facility set to open at 31 Hampshire Street in early-mid 2016, and was marked with a sod-turning by Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Lions Clubs International Foundation Liaison Digby Prosser and Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust Trustee Dr Rod Carr on Friday 19 June.

Insurer offers free legal advice in class action

Insurer offers free legal advice in class action

Monday, 22 June 2015 7:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Southern Response is offering customers free legal advice about a law suit being brought against it over settlement delays.

Eye surgery easy on the eye

Eye surgery easy on the eye

Monday, 22 June 2015 3:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new eye surgery in Christchurch has won a major building award.

Special edition e-newsletter: Thoughts on the proposed class action + free legal advice

Special edition e-newsletter: Thoughts on the proposed class action + free legal advice

Monday, 22 June 2015 4:41 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Click for our special edition e-newsletter #7: 

Mayor proposes special levy to cover Christchurch earthquake road repairs

Mayor proposes special levy to cover Christchurch earthquake road repairs

Friday, 19 June 2015 8:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Ratepayers may have to pay more of the cost of fixing Christchurch's broken roads and pipes as the city council concedes it is unlikely to get more Government funding.

Christchurch netballers angry at metro sport snub

Christchurch netballers angry at metro sport snub

Friday, 19 June 2015 7:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sports organisations have reacted angrily to suggestions the metro sport facility might not need indoor netball courts.

Beck Eleven: Listen to your little inner doctor

Beck Eleven: Listen to your little inner doctor

Friday, 19 June 2015 2:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Be careful. Our winter air contains more than just germs and greeblies. You could also catch happiness.

Car yards suffering from roadworks on Moorhouse Avenue

Car yards suffering from roadworks on Moorhouse Avenue

Friday, 19 June 2015 2:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Car yards on a stretch of Moorhouse Ave are frustrated with hundreds of road cones keeping buyers at bay, hurting sales and threatening jobs.

Chief Ombudsman confirms Ministers’ are breaking the law by continuing to withhold information

Chief Ombudsman confirms Ministers’ are breaking the law by continuing to withhold information

Friday, 19 June 2015 9:14 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

JOIN THE PETITITION HERE The Chief Ombudsman has today confirmed a final opinion that the Ministers’ have broken the law, and continue to break the law. 

Christchurchs convention centre highly unlikely to be built by 2018

Christchurch's convention centre 'highly unlikely' to be built by 2018

Thursday, 18 June 2015 6:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's convention centre is "highly unlikely" to be built by 2018 and the metro sports facility site has asbestos issues.

Did you know ….

Did you know ….

Thursday, 18 June 2015 5:15 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has bought a “3.7 percent stake in Insurance Australia Group (IAG) for 500 million Australian dollars ($388 million) as part of a partnership that IAG said would reduce its capital requirements and support its return on …

Did you know Berkshire Hathaway buys a big chunk of IAG

Did you know Berkshire Hathaway buys a big chunk of IAG

Thursday, 18 June 2015 5:15 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has bought a “3.7 percent stake in Insurance Australia Group (IAG) for 500 million Australian dollars ($388 million) as part of a partnership that IAG said would reduce its capital requirements and support its return on …

Hub to stay open

Hub to stay open

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 3:13 p.m. by GovtEQC

EQC works with customers to find best way forward

EQC works with customers to find best way forward

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 3:00 p.m. by GovtEQC

CTV building: Civil engineer cleared

CTV building: Civil engineer cleared

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 11:17 a.m. by MediaHerald

The civil engineer behind the Canterbury Television building which collapsed in the killer 2011 Christchurch earthquake has been cleared of misleading New Zealand's professional engineering body.The Institution of Professional Engineers...

CTV building engineer cleared

CTV building engineer cleared

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 11:17 a.m. by MediaHerald

The civil engineer behind the Canterbury Television building which collapsed in the killer 2011 Christchurch earthquake has been cleared of misleading New Zealand's professional engineering body.The Institution of Professional Engineers...

Earthquake | Canterbury

Earthquake | Canterbury

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 11:10 a.m. by GovtEQC

Alan Reay cleared of CTV building deception claims

Alan Reay cleared of CTV building deception claims

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 10:42 a.m. by MediaStuff

Engineer Alan Reay has escaped sanction after being found not to have mislead an industry body over his links to the Canterbury Television (CTV) building.

In the know hub - Thursday seminar

In the know hub - Thursday seminar

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 10:22 a.m. by GovtEQC

Christchurchs Breathe Urban Village delayed

Christchurch's Breathe Urban Village delayed

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 4:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction of a major central Christchurch residential development was due to start two months ago, but the developers have not yet applied for building consents.

On this day -  1896 Japanese tsunami

On this day - 1896 Japanese tsunami

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 3:56 p.m. by GovtEQC