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Roger Sutton to lose his locks today for cancer research

Roger Sutton to lose his locks today for cancer research

Monday, 17 March 2014 10:24 a.m. by GovtCera

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority chief executive Roger Sutton will have his hair shaved off today as part of Shave Week, the annual fundraiser for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer.

Recovery not just an insurance issue

Recovery not just an 'insurance issue'

Monday, 17 March 2014 9:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

Getting People Back in their homes

Getting People Back in their homes

Monday, 17 March 2014 8:37 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Southern Response is working hard to get people home: repairing, rebuilding or paying them their insurance entitlements. This year sees our build programme ramp up and accelerate into 2015. We are solving the challenges and getting on with it.

Halswell Junction Road one way north only from McTeigue’s Rd

Halswell Junction Road one way north only from McTeigue’s Rd

Monday, 17 March 2014 7:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Halswell Junction Road will be one way north only from McTeigue Road to the Southern Motorway. A detour for southbound road users on Halswell Junction Rd will be in place via Springs Rd, Wilmers Rd, Awatea Rd, Dunbars Rd, Wigram …

Anglicans tell Peters to butt out

Anglicans tell Peters to butt out

Sunday, 16 March 2014 2:46 p.m. by Media3News

The Anglican Church is reminding Winston Peters that ChristChurch Cathedral is its property and should not be part of talks to form a government.

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD part 141

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD part 141

Sunday, 16 March 2014 10:23 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1118 days

City council advises on DIY sandbags for Lusi

City council advises on DIY sandbags for Lusi

Saturday, 15 March 2014 6:27 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

If you didn’t manage to pick up sandbags in the Shirley/ Hills Road car park  on Saturday afternoon you could make your own to “welcome” Cyclone Lusi. This on how to make sandbags from plastic bags or hessian bags.

Homeowner EQ insurance issues

Homeowner EQ insurance issues

Saturday, 15 March 2014 5:53 p.m. by stalbanscommunity



How Dots case was missed

How Dot's case was missed

Friday, 14 March 2014 11:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

Dot Boyd, 85, finally got some answers from the Earthquake Commission this week as she faced another cold winter in her draughty, damaged house.

EQC waiting for us to die

EQC 'waiting for us to die'

Friday, 14 March 2014 11:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

The boxes are still stacked up in Marlene Naish's home.

Convention centre bidding war runs out

Convention centre bidding war runs out

Friday, 14 March 2014 11:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

The race to design and build Christchurch's new convention centre is down to one after another bidder pulled out this week, according to documents obtained by The Press.

Mayor on Library Consultation

Mayor on Library Consultation

Friday, 14 March 2014 7:41 p.m. by MediaCTV

Metservice

Metservice

Friday, 14 March 2014 7:41 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News   Friday 14 March

CTV News Friday 14 March

Friday, 14 March 2014 6:30 p.m. by MediaCTV

Heritage Grant for Riccarton House

Heritage Grant for Riccarton House

Friday, 14 March 2014 5:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Structural strengthening and maintenance work on Riccarton House can be completed following the approval of a Christchurch City Council Heritage Grant of $33,263.

Agencies prepared in case of heavy rain

Agencies prepared in case of heavy rain

Friday, 14 March 2014 5:01 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Key agencies met this afternoon to finalise preparations ahead of forecast rain over the weekend.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Friday, 14 March 2014 4:20 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Thank you.

The creative deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion. April 7 START

The creative deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion. April 7 START

Friday, 14 March 2014 1:46 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Starting on April 7, the Pallet Pavilion will be deconstructed. 

The creative deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion is underway

The creative deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion is underway

Friday, 14 March 2014 1:46 p.m. by GapFiller

Starting on April 7, the Pallet Pavilion will be deconstructed. We expect it to take 6 weeks in total but who knows – we’ve never done it before. It’s going to be done with volunteer power, which is the same way as it was built. If you’d like to volunteer to help, please scroll down […]

Congestion?

Congestion?

Friday, 14 March 2014 12:40 p.m. by Transport4chch

  This morning the Christchurch Transport Operations Manager (CTOC) Ryan Cooney featured on the front page of The Press in an article about traffic in the city in the coming months.

Questions and answers from CERA

Questions and answers from CERA

Friday, 14 March 2014 12:07 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Questions asked 17 February via email to CERA. 

Preview – Central city traffic impacts for the week ahead

Preview – Central city traffic impacts for the week ahead

Friday, 14 March 2014 12:01 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users can expect delays as on major routes into the city occur and that they will busy at peak times due to the work on them so please allow extra time.

International risk expert at natural hazard forum

International risk expert at natural hazard forum

Friday, 14 March 2014 11:57 a.m. by GovtCCC

An international risk expert joins a line up of local specialists at Our Changing Environment, a free community forum on living with natural hazards, in Christchurch this Saturday.

CBD – Available Routes Map 22nd March – 29th March 2014

CBD – Available Routes Map 22nd March – 29th March 2014

Friday, 14 March 2014 10:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Please click here to download the network map – Available Routes Map    

Local Road and infrastructure works – Mt Pleasant

Local Road and infrastructure works – Mt Pleasant

Friday, 14 March 2014 9:38 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

McCormacks Bay Catchment and road works 20140307 McCormacks catchment overview SCIRT11107 Seawall update – Main Road 20140603 Main Road seawall update and McCormacks Bay Road, rock pile removal SCIRT10979 10655

Laydown notification for McCormacks Bay reserve

Laydown notification for McCormacks Bay reserve

Friday, 14 March 2014 9:31 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Laydown notification for McCormacks Bay reserve can be 20130310 Laydown area McCormacks Reserve, Basil Place intersection SCIRT11107

Knowing your neighbour is a piece of cake…

Knowing your neighbour is a piece of cake…

Friday, 14 March 2014 9:17 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Knowing your neighbour is a piece of cake… Over the 29th – 30th March, there will be a city-wide campaign to encouraging neighbours to get to know each other a […]

Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre & Residents Association AGM

Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre & Residents Association AGM

Friday, 14 March 2014 8:18 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

For details of our upcoming AGM please see here

Fund available for suburban centre projects

Fund available for suburban centre projects

Thursday, 13 March 2014 10:33 p.m. by GovtCCC

A fund for transitional projects in suburban centres is open for applications.

Keeping Christchurch Moving 14th March 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 14th March 2014

Thursday, 13 March 2014 7:31 p.m. by MediaCTV

Canterbury Wizard a city icon

Canterbury Wizard a city icon

Thursday, 13 March 2014 3:57 p.m. by MediaCTV

Brownlee: No evidence VIP get priority

Brownlee: No evidence VIP get priority

Thursday, 13 March 2014 2:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Works Notice McCormacks Bay

Works Notice McCormacks Bay

Thursday, 13 March 2014 2:11 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Please see here for notice of a laydown in McCormacks Bay reserve due to road works20130310 Laydown area McCormacks Reserve, Basil Place intersection SCIRT11107

Agencies prepare city for forecast extreme weather

Agencies prepare city for forecast extreme weather

Thursday, 13 March 2014 11:55 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council, Civil Defence and key agencies are putting precautions in place ahead of forecast rain over the weekend.

Reid Stiven: How is EQC doing?

Reid Stiven: How is EQC doing?

Thursday, 13 March 2014 11:51 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Reid Stiven from the EQC talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about how things are going with EQC and how he feels they are dealing with people's claims

Disaster management specialists to learn from Chchs earthquakes

Disaster management specialists to learn from Chch's earthquakes

Thursday, 13 March 2014 11:18 a.m. by PRNews Popular

A group of Asian specialists involved in disaster management will be based at the University of Canterbury (UC) for more than a week to gain lessons from Christchurch’s earthquake experiences.

Focus on older wood burners this winter

Focus on older wood burners this winter

Thursday, 13 March 2014 11:17 a.m. by GovtECAN Popular

This winter, homeowners with wood burners which are 15 or more years old will be under the spotlight as Environment Canterbury continues its commitment to protecting the community’s health by cleaning up Canterbury air.

EQC flagged prominent claimants as sensitive

EQC flagged prominent claimants as 'sensitive'

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 11:55 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission told staff to flag claimants who were television personalities and sports stars, documents show.

A Visit to the Suburbs and a Parting Nor’ Wester

A Visit to the Suburbs and a Parting Nor’ Wester

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 10:41 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

CTV News   Wednesday 12 March

CTV News Wednesday 12 March

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 9:08 p.m. by MediaCTV

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Keeping Christchurch Moving 13th March 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 13th March 2014

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 9:03 p.m. by MediaCTV

Has EQC prioritised VIPs, Politicians, TV and Sports Stars insurance claims ahead of the elderly and vulnerable?

Has EQC prioritised VIP's, Politicians, TV and Sports Stars insurance claims ahead of the elderly and vulnerable?

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 8:49 p.m. by WeCAN Popular

Have EQC prioritised VIP's, Politicians, TV and Sports Stars insurance claims ahead of the elderly and vulnerable?! !

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Four: Anchornomics

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Four: Anchornomics

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:17 p.m. by BarnabyBennett Popular

“Is this what you meant?”

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three and a Half: The Cathedral

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three and a Half: The Cathedral

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:16 p.m. by BarnabyBennett Popular

The battle for the Cathedral marches on. It struck me late last year how incredibly sad it will be if the current cathedral is destroyed because the idea of an empty flat site right in the heart of the city fills me with dread. So my preferences for the Cathedral are:

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three: The River Project

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three: The River Project

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:15 p.m. by BarnabyBennett Popular

by Barnaby Bennett

Planning of New Christchurch Pt 1:The Politicisation of CERA

Planning of New Christchurch Pt 1:The Politicisation of CERA

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:05 p.m. by BarnabyBennett Popular

No government was ever going to be able to seamlessly respond to a crazy series of events like the earthquakes that hit Christchurch between September 2010 and the end of 2011. It was an insanely complex and difficult event and the tangled nature of all the little parts mean the development of new ideas and plans and the construction of these is no easy task. Yet, this shouldn’t mean a pass card for our representatives. In this article I’ll argue, and explain, why I think the removal ...

Zombie Outbreak Forecast in Christchurch

Zombie Outbreak Forecast in Christchurch

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 4:58 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: Elephant Publicity

Fitzgerald Avenue bridge

Fitzgerald Avenue bridge

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 4:16 p.m. by Transport4chch

The work on Fitzgerald Avenue bridge that took place this week reducing it to one lane on each side has been completed ahead of schedule. This is a recommended southbound and northbound route through the central city on those drives …

Skellerup settles Canterbury quake claim

Skellerup settles Canterbury quake claim

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 3:33 p.m. by Media3News

Industrial rubber goods maker Skellerup has settled a $32.3M claim with its insurers over the Canterbury earthquakes.

Access to Papanui Road from Montreal Street

Access to Papanui Road from Montreal Street

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 11:14 a.m. by Transport4chch

Montreal Street currently remains one of of key northbound routes through the central city while works are being completed within the central city. 

Deal with EQC on housing gets closer

Deal with EQC on housing gets closer

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 1:14 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council says it is making progress in its bid to reach a global settlement with the Earthquake Commission (EQC) for damage to its social housing stock.

Thousands call for insurance advice

Thousands call for insurance advice

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 1:14 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians frustrated by earthquake insurance claims have contacted a Government-run advisory service more than 3500 times in 10 months.

Winners hard times are over

Winner's hard times are over

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 1:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

The hard times are over for a Christchurch man who has pocketed $5 million in Lotto winnings.

Lotto winner couldnt buy bus ticket

Lotto winner couldn't buy bus ticket

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 1:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

The hard times are over for a Christchurch man who has pocketed $5 million in Lotto winnings.

Are you being forced to cash settle?

Are you being forced to cash settle?

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 12:19 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Earthquake community group CanCERN is seeking hard evidence of people being forced to cash settle with EQC.

CTV News   Monday 11 March

CTV News Monday 11 March

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 8:55 p.m. by MediaCTV

Free community forum on living with natural hazards

Free community forum on living with natural hazards

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 4:19 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is holding a free community forum on Saturday 15 March to explain natural hazards and risks in our changing environment and how we are planning for the future.