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Wednesday, 20 April 2016 4:46 p.m. by GovtEQC

Christchurchs earthquake rubble dump extended for another three years

Christchurch's earthquake rubble dump extended for another three years

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 4:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's earthquake rubble dump is set to get bigger and will remain open until 2020 â€“ three years later than planned.

Govt tight-lipped on fees for Regenerate board members

Govt tight-lipped on fees for Regenerate board members

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 1:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government won't say how much the board members of Christchurch's new recovery agency will be paid.

EQCs $1115 land settlement for red zoners doesnt add up

EQC's $1115 land settlement for red zoners 'doesn't add up'

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 12:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

A couple living in Kaiapoi's red zone is considering legal action against the Earthquake Commission after receiving just $1115 for their land settlement.

EQCs $1115 land settlement for red zoners doesnt add up

EQC's $1115 land settlement for red zoners 'doesn't add up'

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 12:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

A couple living in Kaiapoi's red zone is considering legal action against the Earthquake Commission after receiving just $1115 for their land settlement.

Landlords and businesses rebrand inner Christchurch neighbourhood West End

Landlords and businesses rebrand inner Christchurch neighbourhood 'West End'

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 6:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

Landlords and businesses in a loop of Christchurch's Avon River are joining forces to try and stamp their neighbourhood with a new identity.

Owners brand central Christchurch neighbourhood West End

Owners brand central Christchurch neighbourhood West End

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 6:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

Landlords and businesses in a loop of Christchurch's Avon River are joining forces to try and stamp their neighbourhood with a new identity.

Christchurch couple seek judgement against State Insurance

Christchurch couple seek judgement against State Insurance

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 5:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch couple taking legal action against State Insurance have sought a summary judgement against the IAG-owned company.

Christchurchs Bridge of Remembrance ceremony all set to reopen on Anzac Day

Christchurch's Bridge of Remembrance ceremony 'all set' to reopen on Anzac Day

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 3:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Veterans will be able to gather on the Bridge of Remembrance on Anzac Day for the first time since Canterbury's earthquakes.

Christchurchs New Brighton Pier to close for up to 18 months

Christchurch's New Brighton Pier to close for up to 18 months

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 1:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's New Brighton Pier will close for up to 18 months for repairs, while the library will be closed for six months.

Anchor project boss to pocket $500,000 salary

Anchor project boss to pocket $500,000 salary

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 12:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

The man in charge of ensuring Christchurch's anchor projects are built will be paid $500,000 a year.

Hugh Norriss: Cantabrians feeling emotionally exhausted

Hugh Norriss: Cantabrians 'feeling emotionally exhausted'

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 8:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch has changed since the February 22, 2011 earthquakes. Life is tough for the more than 500,000 Cantabrians living through a recovery process that has been more difficult and drawn-out than many could have anticipated....

Christchurch – Five Years On: Part II

Christchurch – Five Years On: Part II

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

My personal view is that the plan is what it is and it is better than having no plan at all. Inevitably, there is a range of opinions on the plan and the way in which it is being executed but, hopefully, the majority of people will come to understand its direction, realise its advantages, and support it.

Quake link to deaths spurs call for urgent study

Quake link to deaths spurs call for urgent study

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

A Herald investigation into the hidden toll of the Christchurch earthquakes - linking at least 40 suicides to the disaster - has sparked calls for research into a previously ignored issue in New Zealand.At least 40 people who...

Environment Canterbury boosts inner city workforce

Environment Canterbury boosts inner city workforce

Monday, 18 April 2016 5:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Environment Canterbury (ECan) has all of its 450 staff under one roof for the first time in five years.

Environment Canterbury boosts inner city workforce in new $51 million building

Environment Canterbury boosts inner city workforce in new $51 million building

Monday, 18 April 2016 5:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Environment Canterbury (ECan) has all of its 450 staff under one roof for the first time in five years.

Forgotten victims: The hidden toll of the Christchurch earthquakes

Forgotten victims: The hidden toll of the Christchurch earthquakes

Monday, 18 April 2016 12:00 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Christchurch earthquakes have been linked to at least 40 suicides, a Herald investigation of coroners' reports has found.This figure has led to international trauma academics calling for research into the possible correlation,...

Toll rises in powerful Ecuador earthquake

Toll rises in powerful Ecuador earthquake

Monday, 18 April 2016 8:38 a.m. by GovtEQC

Regenerate Christchurch to investigate red zone water course

Regenerate Christchurch to investigate red zone water course

Sunday, 17 April 2016 9:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Regenerate Christchurch has been told to investigate building an international open water course in the city's red zone.

More than 100 Cera staff get new rebuild jobs

More than 100 Cera staff get new rebuild jobs

Sunday, 17 April 2016 2:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 100 Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) staff will have jobs with new rebuild organisations when the authority winds up on Monday.

Long  road ahead for Christchurch transport

Long road ahead for Christchurch transport

Friday, 15 April 2016 9:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Manchester St to become tree-lined boulevard under $26m CBD contract

Manchester St to become tree-lined boulevard under $26m CBD contract

Friday, 15 April 2016 5:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Roading improvements for central Christchurch including converting Manchester St into a tree-lined boulevard will be finished by the end of next year.

Manchester St widening part of $26m contract

Manchester St widening part of $26m contract

Friday, 15 April 2016 4:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Roading improvements for central Christchurch including converting Manchester St into a tree-lined boulevard will be finished by the end of next year.

Major contract signed for city roading changes

Major contract signed for city roading changes

Friday, 15 April 2016 2:58 p.m. by GovtCera

Work to widen Manchester Street and turn the central arterial route into a boulevard will be carried out by construction firm Downer, following the signing of a $26 million contract says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority acting chief executive John Ombler.

Five years of Cera: Success or failure?

Five years of Cera: Success or failure?

Friday, 15 April 2016 1:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

After five years taking the lead in post-disaster Christchurch the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is closing shop,  reports on its legacy.

Anzac Day Service

Anzac Day Service

Friday, 15 April 2016 11:26 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

SUMNER REDCLIFFS R.S.A. INC ANZAC DAY 2016. The President – Mr Stewart Russell – and Executive are pleased to invite you to the 2016 Anzac Day Service , and wreath-laying […]

Peer Review of the Coastal Hazard Assessment Report (Tonkin & Taylor 2015)

Peer Review of the Coastal Hazard Assessment Report (Tonkin & Taylor 2015)

Friday, 15 April 2016 11:22 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Thank-you for coming to the community meeting held on March 31 or April 4.  If you were not able to come to the meeting hopefully this email will help provide […]

Gerry Brownlees former singing partner among Regenerate Christchurch members

Gerry Brownlee's former singing partner among Regenerate Christchurch members

Friday, 15 April 2016 11:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

Gerry Brownlee's former schoolmate and singing partner has been announced as one of Christchurch's new recovery figureheads.

Regenerate Christchurch board confirmed

Regenerate Christchurch board confirmed

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:46 a.m. by GovtCera

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee says the four Ministerial appointees to the board of Regenerate Christchurch bring an impressive range of skills and experience working in greater Christchurch.

Report now available “Getting it together – Third Sector in Post Recovery Christchurch”

Report now available “Getting it together – Third Sector in Post Recovery Christchurch”

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:39 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

See the report here.         Hard copies may be collected from: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street Christchurch Migrants Centre, 166 St Asaph Street Canterbury Workers Educational Association WEA, 59 Gloucester Street OVTRK welcomes your feedback.........  In particular it would be great to keep in touch with whatever is being planned next in the Sector.... should we organise

A new brand! ..... "Third Sector Organisations" (TSOs) .....

A new brand! ..... "Third Sector Organisations" (TSOs) .....

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:37 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

We noted that the above Research Report refers to the "Third Sector" so we are now going to refer to "TSOs" for the all the organisations (big and small) in our Sector. It seems better than being defined by what we are not - NON-government (NGOs), NOT-for-profit (NPOs), NON-profit (NPs) etc - and "community" organisations/groups can include any group from any Sector..... We have therefore

Valuing TSOs Project update

Valuing TSOs Project update

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:35 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

This updated list of resources is intended to complement those that are often used to measure the effectiveness of mahi in our Sector. Recently the CEO of the international Third Sector body – CIVICUS - wrote about the need to  measure what you treasure not just treasure what we measure!

KEEP THIS DATE for the Workshop for the TSO Sector on the CCC Annual Plan and amended Long Term Plan

KEEP THIS DATE for the Workshop for the TSO Sector on the CCC Annual Plan and amended Long Term Plan

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:33 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

This workshop will be on Tuesday 10 May, 9.30 - 11.30am at The Atrium - Christchurch Netball Centre, Hagley Avenue. There is a separate one for Business organisations.http://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/plans-strategies-policies-and-bylaws/plans/long-term-plan-and-annual-plans/

OVTRK meets with General Manager, Oranga, for Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu.

OVTRK meets with General Manager, Oranga, for Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu.

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:32 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

On Monday 4 April Katherine and Rex, OVTRK Co Chairs, met with Hana O'Regan at Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu (TRONT). The meeting had been suggested by Purapura Whetu's representative, Karaitiana Tickell.Hana is now the General Manager, Oranga, for Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu (TRONT). The meeting explored the possible avenues for collaboration between OVTRK and TRONT. Much of the meeting focused on bring

Ensure that the story of your organisation is not lost

Ensure that the story of your organisation is not lost

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:27 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

The CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive http://www.ceismic.org.nz is working to preserve the knowledge, memories, and experiences of the Canterbury Earthquakes for future generations and other communities to learn from. At the centre of this are the voices of Third Sector groups and organisations, whether dealing directly or indirectly with issues arising from the earthquakes and

April 2016 OVTRK Summary

April 2016 OVTRK Summary

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:24 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Here is the updated summary Do remember to encourage those TSOs who agree with the OVTRK kaupapa to put themselves on the OVTRK Register - that way organisations in our Sector can be in touch with each other - and individuals and organisations in the Commercial and Government

Hotel deals a big boost for central Christchurch

Hotel deals a big boost for central Christchurch

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two major hotel firms have bought into central Christchurch, in a multimillion-dollar sign of confidence in the Cathedral Square area.

Strong quakes hit southern Japan

Strong quakes hit southern Japan

Friday, 15 April 2016 9:34 a.m. by GovtEQC

Former Christchurch mayor Garry Moore on new rebuild entities: You cant get worse than Cera

Former Christchurch mayor Garry Moore on new rebuild entities: 'You can't get worse than Cera'

Friday, 15 April 2016 9:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's former mayor Garry Moore says there could not have been a worse entity than Cera to run the rebuild, but Minister Gerry Brownlee says he is "out of date".

Drayton Drive Reserve Working Group

Drayton Drive Reserve Working Group

Friday, 15 April 2016 9:00 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

DRAYTON GULLY RESERVE VOLUNTEER GROUP Thanks to the 20 people who have volunteered to join our group, we can now have our first working party. Meet at the Drayton Drive […]

John Key praises, but wont endorse, Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel

John Key praises, but won't endorse, Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel

Thursday, 14 April 2016 6:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Prime Minister John Key says Lianne Dalziel has put her "heart and soul" into leading Christchurch, but has stopped short of endorsing the current mayor for re-election.

Ceras new map shows no clear plans for one-fifth of central Christchurch

Cera's new map shows no clear plans for one-fifth of central Christchurch

Thursday, 14 April 2016 5:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Five and a half years since the start of the earthquakes, up to a fifth of central Christchurch remains in limbo.

Central City development plans going strong

Central City development plans going strong

Thursday, 14 April 2016 2:45 p.m. by GovtCera

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee says central city development plans in Christchurch are going strong.

Christchurchs new recovery leaders to be announced

Christchurch's new recovery leaders to be announced

Thursday, 14 April 2016 1:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

A major announcement on the next phase of Christchurch's earthquake recovery is expected on Friday.

New Regent St buildings owner Helen Thacker claims other units on street unsafe

New Regent St buildings owner Helen Thacker claims other units on street unsafe

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 6:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Under-fire Christchurch property owner Helen Thacker has broken her silence on delayed New Regent St building repairs, claiming other properties on the street may be putting lives at risk.

Convention centre announcement very close - John Key

Convention centre announcement 'very close' - John Key

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 2:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

An announcement on the future of Christchurch's stalled convention centre is only weeks away, Prime Minister John Key says.

Southern Ink property manager charged with misconduct

Southern Ink property manager charged with misconduct

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 10:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch property manager is facing a police investigation and a misconduct charge, after a tattooist was killed by falling masonry in the February 2011 earthquake fleeing an unsafe building.

Southern Ink property manager charged with misconduct over Christchurch earthquake death

Southern Ink property manager charged with misconduct over Christchurch earthquake death

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 10:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch property manager is facing a police investigation and a misconduct charge, after a tattooist was killed by falling masonry in the February 2011 earthquake fleeing an unsafe building.

Southern Ink property manager Christopher Chapman charged with misconduct over earthquake death

Southern Ink property manager Christopher Chapman charged with misconduct over earthquake death

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 10:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch property manager is facing a police investigation and a misconduct charge, after a tattooist was killed by falling masonry in the February 2011 earthquake fleeing an unsafe building.

Another side to the Government Hype…..

Another side to the Government Hype…..

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 12:34 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

While we sit and listen to the official Government hype by Minister of Earthquake Recovery (Gerry Brownlee) and the Prime Minister (John Key), spouting about the wonderful job the Earthquake Minister has done in Christchurch. Those of us who live …

Rachel Smalley: Too soon for Christchurch regeneration

Rachel Smalley: Too soon for Christchurch regeneration

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 9:24 a.m. by MediaHerald

In the space of a day, Christchurch has moved from the post-earthquake recovery phase, to one of 'regeneration'.Cera - the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is no more, and now the city has what's called the Greater Christchurch...

Rachel Smalley: Too soon for Christchurch regeneration

Rachel Smalley: Too soon for Christchurch regeneration

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 9:24 a.m. by MediaHerald

In the space of a day, Christchurch has moved from the post-earthquake recovery phase, to one of 'regeneration'.Cera - the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is no more, and now the city has what's called the Greater Christchurch...

Christchurch – Five Years On: Part I

Christchurch – Five Years On: Part I

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

Warren and Mahoney, as part of a design consortium, was commissioned to work with the Christchurch Central Development Group to produce a Blueprint or recovery plan for Christchurch, following the destruction of the city caused by the earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011. Five years on, the $40 billion rebuild is progressing apace.

Christ Church Cathedral announcement expected in weeks

Christ Church Cathedral announcement expected in weeks

Monday, 11 April 2016 6:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Greater detail on how the Government plans to break deadlock over the Christ Church Cathedral is expected to be announced within weeks.

Gerry Brownlee gets new earthquake job title

Gerry Brownlee gets new earthquake job title

Monday, 11 April 2016 6:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery portfolio is undergoing a name change but Gerry Brownlee will stay on as minister.