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Chief Executives Update - 4 December 2015

Chief Executive's Update - 4 December 2015

Friday, 4 December 2015 9:54 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, John Ombler, gives a monthly update on CERA's work to lead the recovery. This month he talks to Rob Kerr, Development Director for the Margaret Mahy Family Playground, about the exciting work on the playground as it nears completion.

Quake-city agent to face charge

Quake-city agent to face charge

Friday, 4 December 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A Christchurch property manager is under police investigation and facing a misconduct charge before the industry watchdog after a man's death in the February 2011 quake.The licensed real estate agent is accused of serious negligence...

For a locally led recovery

For a locally led recovery

Thursday, 3 December 2015 11:26 p.m. by MakingChristchurch

CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL FINAL PROPOSAL FOR REPRESENTATION ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE 2016 LOCAL ELECTIONS

CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL FINAL PROPOSAL FOR REPRESENTATION ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE 2016 LOCAL ELECTIONS

Thursday, 3 December 2015 5:09 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

A total of 128 written submissions were received in response to the initial proposal and hearings were held on the 27 and 28 October; and 4, 9 and 11 November […]

Breathe a lost opportunity

Breathe a 'lost opportunity'

Thursday, 3 December 2015 3:25 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A runner-up in a project intended to showcase residential development in central Christchurch has criticised the Government's handling of the design competition.

Changes for St Asaph Street recommended

Changes for St Asaph Street recommended

Thursday, 3 December 2015 3:20 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council meets next week to consider the Council’s Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee’s recommendation to approve traffic changes for St Asaph Street that include a separated cycleway on the south side of the street.

For a locally led recovery, change the bill

For a locally led recovery, change the bill

Thursday, 3 December 2015 3:14 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: The Government is currently seeking feedback on what will replace Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) and the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) next April 2016.

Future Christchurch Update - December 2015

Future Christchurch Update - December 2015

Thursday, 3 December 2015 12:24 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Rutland St residents discuss cycleway

Rutland St residents discuss cycleway

Thursday, 3 December 2015 10:37 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular



What do we need to do to further our recovery?

What do we need to do to further our recovery?

Thursday, 3 December 2015 9:44 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Some detail has been provided of our Sector's responses to the question:  

DVD: Art of Recovery, a film by Peter Young

DVD: Art of Recovery, a film by Peter Young

Thursday, 3 December 2015 9:43 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

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Transition of CERA functions

Transition of CERA functions

Thursday, 3 December 2015 9:31 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

With the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) winding up in April 2016, work is now underway to transfer recovery responsibilities to other central and local government agencies, to ensure the long-term recovery and regeneration of greater Christchurch.    

Central Christchurch risks becoming vacuous money pit - Johnny Moore

Central Christchurch risks becoming 'vacuous money pit' - Johnny Moore

Thursday, 3 December 2015 9:16 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: Treasury this week issued a report suggesting the .

City risks becoming vacuous money pit: Johnny Moore

City risks becoming 'vacuous money pit': Johnny Moore

Thursday, 3 December 2015 9:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Treasury this week issued a report suggesting the .

Christchurch construction workers blamed for meth use increase, survey says.

Christchurch construction workers blamed for meth use increase, survey says.

Thursday, 3 December 2015 7:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch construction company boss disputes survey findings that blame construction workers for an increase in methamphetamine addiction in the city.

CCC hosting more meetings in St Albans on cycleway

CCC hosting more meetings in St Albans on cycleway

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 11:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Christchurch City Council is hosting further meetings on the proposed Papanui Parallel Cycleway, which will cut a swathe through St Albans. There’s one at the St Albans community centre, 1047 Colombo St, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Thursday, December 3 …

CCC hosts more meetings in St Albans over planned cycleway

CCC hosts more meetings in St Albans over planned cycleway

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 11:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Christchurch City Council is hosting further meetings on the proposed Papanui Parallel Cycleway, which will cut a swathe through St Albans. There’s one at the St Albans community centre, 1047 Colombo St, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Thursday, December 3 …

Public split on new Christchurch stadium

Public split on new Christchurch stadium

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 5:13 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch seems split on the idea of a new stadium in the city.

Public invited to farewell UCSA building

Public invited to farewell UCSA building

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 4:43 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

For more than 40 years the University of Canterbury Students’ Association building has been a hub of student life, housing a radio station,magazinebars, a restaurant, and even a cat called Bentley.

More input from businesses can speed disaster recovery

More input from businesses can 'speed disaster recovery'

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 4:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

More collaboration between businesses, and government and community organisations would improve New Zealand's ability to recover from natural disasters, according to a report released on Tuesday.

Cosmetics flagship store to open in central Christchurch

Cosmetics flagship store to open in central Christchurch

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 4:12 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

In more good news for central Christchurch's new retail precinct, an Australian cosmetics chain has decided to open its first New Zealand store in the city.

World-first research into insurance industrys quake response

World-first research into insurance industry's quake response

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 3:45 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A world-first research project into the insurance industry's response to the Canterbury earthquakes will be a "global resource" for years to come, the man behind it says.

EQC: Auditor-General report shows good progress made

EQC: Auditor-General report shows good progress made

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 3:09 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Earthquake Commission says it is happy with a report outlining improvements it has made on its complaints process - but is aware more work is needed to help dissatisfied customers still waiting for repairs.

Council supports locally led regeneration

Council supports locally led regeneration

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 2:55 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Council supports locally led regeneration

Listen to the book-keepers: Johnny Moore

Listen to the 'book-keepers': Johnny Moore

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 2:29 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: Treasury this week issued a report suggesting the .

Are you happy with the Christchurch rebuild so far?

Are you happy with the Christchurch rebuild so far?

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 1:02 p.m. by MediaHerald

A Treasury report has found the Christchurch anchor project programme - which includes a sports facility, convention centre and a stadium - has already missed key milestones. The report gave the programme a red rating, and said it...

Meetings discuss liquefaction vulnerability

Meetings discuss liquefaction vulnerability

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 12:07 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: Beulah Church, Springfield Road Time: December 4, 10-11.30am Description: EQC is hosting community meetings to explain how it determined qualification for properties previously identified as potentially having increased liquefaction vulnerability (ILV) land damage. The 90-minute meeting features presentations by …

Christchurch construction workers blamed for meth use increase

Christchurch construction workers blamed for meth use increase

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 11:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new survey blames Christchurch construction workers an increase in methamphetamine addiction in the city.

EQC: Canterbury Home Repair Programme – follow-up audit

EQC: Canterbury Home Repair Programme – follow-up audit

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 9:23 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

EQC: Canterbury Home Repair Programme – follow-up audit

EQC to host meeting on increased flooding vulnerability

EQC to host meeting on increased flooding vulnerability

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 9:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: Beulah Church, Springfield Road Time: January 20, 7-8.30pm Description: EQC is hosting another community meeting to explain how it determined qualification for properties previously identified as potentially having ILV land damage. Most of those affected have already received their …

EQC hosting meetings on increased liquefaction vulnerability

EQC hosting meetings on increased liquefaction vulnerability

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 9:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: Beulah Church, Springfield Road Time: January 20, 7-8.30pm Description: EQC is hosting another community meeting to explain how it determined qualification for properties previously identified as potentially having increased liquefaction vulnerability (ILV) land damage. Most of those affected have …

EQC still lacking on customer service – report

EQC still lacking on customer service – report

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 6:14 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) still needs to improve how it deals with customers and their complaints, a report says.

Looking backwards, thinking forwards

Looking backwards, thinking forwards

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 3:58 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

This is the speech that Gap Filler Co-founder, Ryan Reynolds, gave at our 5th birthday party on 26 November 2015. 

Council foolish to sell City Care

Council foolish to sell City Care

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 3:31 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Christchurch City Council’s plan to sell 100 per cent of its infrastructure company, City Care, is “foolish in the extreme”, says Murray Horton, convenor of the group Keep Our Assets (KOA) “For a city that is undergoing a $46 billion …

New phase begins for residential red zones

New phase begins for residential red zones

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 2:19 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Today marks the start of a new phase in Christchurch's earthquake recovery, with responsibility for Crown-owned residential red zone properties transferring from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Agency (CERA) to Land Information New Zealand (LINZ).

New phase begins for residential red zones

New phase begins for residential red zones

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 1:46 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

 

Bill English brushes off Treasury report into anchor project viability

Bill English brushes off Treasury report into anchor project viability

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 1:21 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Finance Minister Bill English has criticised his own department's analysis of Christchurch's central city anchor projects, saying the language used in the damning reports is "probably a bit strong".

Report lessons will help EQC better meet the needs of customers

Report lessons will help EQC better meet the needs of customers

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 1:11 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Christchurch rebuild programme unachievable

Christchurch rebuild programme 'unachievable'

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 12:08 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A report that found a government programme to help rebuild Christchurch was looking unachievable is out of date, Finance Minister Bill English says.The Treasury report found the Christchurch anchor project programme, which includes...

Carols in Packe St park

Carols in Packe St park

Monday, 30 November 2015 7:09 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: Packe St Park Time: December 6, starting 4.30pm with carol singing at 5.30pm. Description: Family entertainment and food first followed by carol singing led by the St Albans Community Choir.

Greater transparency for Govt investment projects

Greater transparency for Govt investment projects

Monday, 30 November 2015 5:37 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Plans to sell City Care announced

Plans to sell City Care announced

Monday, 30 November 2015 5:21 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council will sell 100 per cent of City Care Limited through a competitive sale process starting in the New Year.

Anchor project delivery appears unachievable - Treasury report

Anchor project delivery appears 'unachievable' - Treasury report

Monday, 30 November 2015 4:26 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's once-bold central city recovery plan is hanging in the balance, with Treasury saying it now appears unachievable.

Mt Pleasant News 27 November 2015

Mt Pleasant News 27 November 2015

Monday, 30 November 2015 1:45 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Good Beer Doing Good Last Wednesday evening the Association launched its stunning range of boutique beers as part of a unique fundraiser to bring in much needed funds for the […]

Labour puts earthquake recovery on front bench

Labour puts earthquake recovery on front bench

Monday, 30 November 2015 11:22 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Labour's new Canterbury spokeswoman has been promoted to the front bench.

Get your updated Gap Map!

Get your updated Gap Map!

Monday, 30 November 2015 10:18 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Designed to help you explore the temporary creative projects in the city. 

Media statement in response to The Press

Media statement in response to The Press

Sunday, 29 November 2015 9:30 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

The following media statement was provided to The Press on 27th November 2015, in response to questions about the findings of a survey conducted in 2014.

Southern Response classified struggling customers as stoic or downhearted

Southern Response classified struggling customers as 'stoic' or 'downhearted'

Sunday, 29 November 2015 5:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than half of Southern Response customers who took part in a survey said life was a "struggle" and they felt "very bleak" about their future.

Government Responsibility – Insurance and Climate Change

Government Responsibility – Insurance and Climate Change

Sunday, 29 November 2015 10:48 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

This Saturday I participated in the climate change protest in Christchurch City. It was great to see the thousands who attended. I was struck by the difference in the crowd between climate change protestors who were out in force and …

St Albans News for December/January out this weekend

St Albans News for December/January out this weekend

Saturday, 28 November 2015 12:05 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The planned Papanui Parallel Cycleway is upsetting St Albans residents and business owners. Trafalgar St won’t be available for through traffic as it will have a double cul de sac in the middle. Berms and trees may disappear in some …

And the winner is …

And the winner is …

Friday, 27 November 2015 10:16 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

We’re very excited to announce that the winning design in the Commons Shelter Challenge is The Dock70! Thank you to everyone who has participated in the project so far – the designers, the ‘expert’ panel, our sponsors and you – the voters! And now for the exciting part: consent, sourcing materials and then BUILDING! If […]

Stalled rebuild projects threaten upper South Island tourist industry

Stalled rebuild projects threaten upper South Island tourist industry

Friday, 27 November 2015 9:39 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Canterbury tourism could be losing permanent ground to Queenstown while Christchurch's convention centre progress remain unclear, industry members say.

Council opens new centre in Halswell

Council opens new centre in Halswell

Friday, 27 November 2015 4:39 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

A distinctive new library and community facility opening tomorrow creates a hub for the fast-growing Halswell community.

The garden that love built: 2016 Gardena Gardener of the Year winner announced

The garden that love built: 2016 Gardena Gardener of the Year winner announced

Friday, 27 November 2015 3:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury woman Helen Coker has been named the 2016 Gardena Gardener of the Year by .

CERA Wind Up April 2016

CERA Wind Up April 2016

Friday, 27 November 2015 1:48 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

With the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) winding up in April 2016, work is now underway to transfer recovery responsibilities to other central and local government agencies, to ensure the long-term recovery and regeneration of greater Christchurch.

For a Locally Led Recovery: Change the Bill

For a Locally Led Recovery: Change the Bill

Friday, 27 November 2015 1:47 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

In April 2016, the legislation that enabled the creation of legally binding recovery plans and ministerial leadership over the post-quake recovery of Christchurch finishes. 

Hoping for an urban utopia

Hoping for an urban utopia

Friday, 27 November 2015 10:36 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular