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Have your say on the Disposal of CERA documentation before 22nd March

Have your say on the Disposal of CERA documentation before 22nd March

Friday, 13 March 2015 3:04 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

This is the link to the New Zealand Archives website http://archives.govt.nz/advice/intentions-dispose/canterbury-earthquake-recovery-authority . At this page you can submit your comments in relation to the shedding of documentation planned around the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority. On the website the documentation intended for …

Chief Executives update - 13 March 2015

Chief Executive's update - 13 March 2015

Friday, 13 March 2015 2:20 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

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

Quake Outcasts Win - Great news! 
We hope this brings some more clarity to the l...

Quake Outcasts Win - Great news! We hope this brings some more clarity to the l...

Friday, 13 March 2015 1:35 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Quake Outcasts Win - Great news!
We hope this brings some more clarity to the land claim settlements.
Considering that EQC has covered up all the land damage from June 2011. It is timely to look at the actual land damage in the East. The EQC stage 3 Land Reports only include land damage up till June 2011. Check the dates on the maps. 23 December earthquake under the Eastern Suburbs measured the tenth largest Peak Ground Acceleration ever measured in the world.
A substantial Land D ...

Human Rights Commission delighted with Supreme Court result

Human Rights Commission delighted with Supreme Court result

Friday, 13 March 2015 12:37 p.m. by HumanRightsComm Popular

The government should act swiftly and take an individualised approach to each of the families remaining in Christchurch’s Red Zone, says Chief Human Rights Commissioner David Rutherford in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on the ‘Quake Outcasts’ today.

Red zoners four-year battle for justice

Red zoners four-year battle for justice

Friday, 13 March 2015 12:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

The group's plight, extended to them, in fact started nearly four years ago, but their case was a slow burner.

Update on the great hops experiment

Update on the great hops experiment

Friday, 13 March 2015 12:04 p.m. by GapFiller

The hops were planted back in October 2014 and the bines (that’s right, not vines) have now climbed to reach the top of the Arcades.  They are abundant with flowers at the moment, which will hopefully develop to hop cones.  They will be harvested late this Autumn by local brewers for turning into beer. It’s a bit […]

NZ Supreme Court Judgment: Quake Outcasts v CERA

NZ Supreme Court Judgment: Quake Outcasts v CERA

Friday, 13 March 2015 11:49 a.m. by NZSupremeCourt Popular

Judgment: Quake Outcasts v CERA

Quake Outcasts win in Supreme Court

Quake Outcasts win in Supreme Court

Friday, 13 March 2015 11:42 a.m. by MediaStuff

A group of Christchurch red-zoners have won a court decision to be properly compensated for their quake-damaged properties.

Gap Filler in Sydney!

Gap Filler in Sydney!

Friday, 13 March 2015 11:38 a.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler co-founder and chair Ryan Reynolds spent a bit of time in New South Wales recently working with local governments, community organisations and others who are trying to get more creative community involvement in the making of their cities. Highlights included visits to Shell Harbour (just south of Wollongong) and Port Macquarie / Hastings. […]

Crown reviewing Supreme Court ruling

Crown reviewing Supreme Court ruling

Friday, 13 March 2015 11:36 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

 

Tropical cyclone Pam Bigger than Bola

Tropical cyclone Pam 'Bigger than Bola'

Friday, 13 March 2015 11:28 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

CBD – Available Routes Map 13 March – 20 March

CBD – Available Routes Map 13 March – 20 March

Friday, 13 March 2015 10:15 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

CBD – Available Routes Map 20 March – 27 March

CBD – Available Routes Map 20 March – 27 March

Friday, 13 March 2015 10:15 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

Sharing NZ expertise to reduce disaster risk

Sharing NZ expertise to reduce disaster risk

Friday, 13 March 2015 9:44 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Quakes stripped each resident of 150 days of "healthy life"

Quakes stripped each resident of 150 days of "healthy life"

Thursday, 12 March 2015 9:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

Each person in Canterbury lost 150 days of "healthy life" in the aftermath of the February earthquake, new research claims.

CTV News Story - Worksafe Checks

CTV News Story - Worksafe Checks

Thursday, 12 March 2015 6:56 p.m. by MediaCTV

Design begins on Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Design begins on Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Thursday, 12 March 2015 5:16 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

A milestone project for Christchurch's eastern suburbs is about to take shape, with Councillors today agreeing to proceed with the design of the Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre.

Mt Pleasant Community Centre AGM

Mt Pleasant Community Centre AGM

Thursday, 12 March 2015 3:54 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

All welcome to celebrate the past year while we look forward to the one ahead. AGM 23Mar15

When the insurance companies retreat from coastal hazards the banks will follow....

When the insurance companies retreat from coastal hazards the banks will follow....

Thursday, 12 March 2015 3:30 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

When the insurance companies retreat from coastal hazards the banks will follow. Is this recovery aimed at people or Banks and Insurance companies? People stuck on hazardous coastal land will be facing very challenging times ahead. Leaving hundreds of families below high tide protected by temporary stop banks is under no circumstances sustainable recovery for the people.



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Final sign-off for New Brighton Centre Master Plan

Final sign-off for New Brighton Centre Master Plan

Thursday, 12 March 2015 2:57 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council today gave the final sign-off on the Master Plan for the recovery and redevelopment of New Brighton’s commercial centre.

Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub gets go-ahead

Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub gets go-ahead

Thursday, 12 March 2015 2:48 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council will get the ball rolling on a long-awaited sports hub, after Councillors today approved the development at Nga Puna Wai.

ROADWORKS: Dyers Pass Road – Resealing work finished early – now open – 30km/h speed limit in place

ROADWORKS: Dyers Pass Road – Resealing work finished early – now open – 30km/h speed limit in place

Thursday, 12 March 2015 2:00 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Resealing work on Dyers Pass Road between Summit Road and Governors Bay Road has finished early and the road is now fully open. 

Future Christchurch Update - March 2015

Future Christchurch Update - March 2015

Thursday, 12 March 2015 1:58 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Quake proofing advice pays off

Quake proofing advice pays off

Thursday, 12 March 2015 11:46 a.m. by GovtEQC

Victoria Square Redevelopment - Is it Legal?

Victoria Square Redevelopment - Is it Legal?

Thursday, 12 March 2015 10:47 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Victoria Square has been in the spotlight recently due to the plans made by the CCDU to redevelop it. CERA have now backtracked a bit and called for public consultation . Victoria Square is a historically important area to the city with it previously called Market Square. It is an area that was not largely damaged by the earthquakes and serves as a nice green space in the city. The square is protected under the Christchurch City (Reserves) Empowering Act 1971.

ROADWORKS: Aldwins/Ferry/Ensors intersection CLOSURE Sunday night

ROADWORKS: Aldwins/Ferry/Ensors intersection CLOSURE Sunday night

Thursday, 12 March 2015 9:39 a.m. by Transport4chch

The centre of the Aldwins/Ferry/Ensors Road intersection will be closed on Sunday night 15 March from 5pm until 7am Monday 16 March for stormwater pipe replacement. The following movements only will be allowed at the intersection during these works: From …

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code and its shortcomings – Part 1

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code and its shortcomings – Part 1

Thursday, 12 March 2015 6:35 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Fair Insurance Code serves two purposes: operational and political. 

Christchurch earthquake: Were here to stay

Christchurch earthquake: 'We're here to stay'

Thursday, 12 March 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Vision for the Crossing Unveiled

Vision for the Crossing Unveiled

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 7:47 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Carter Group

CTV News - 11th March 2015

CTV News - 11th March 2015

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 7:09 p.m. by MediaCTV

Demolition of Lichfield Street Carpark to begin

Demolition of Lichfield Street Carpark to begin

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 4:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council will begin demolishing Lichfield Street Carpark later this month.

Quake cuts healthy life short by 150 days

Quake cuts healthy life short by 150 days

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 3:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Each person in Canterbury lost 150 days of "healthy life" in the aftermath of the February earthquake, new research claims.

Memorial feedback open until Sunday

Memorial feedback open until Sunday

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 1:46 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Nicky Wagner says hundreds of people have given their opinion on the six short-listed Canterbury Earthquake Memorial designs and the public have until Sunday 15 March to provide further feedback.

Public Notice of Objection to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s intention to dispose of records and documentation – Guest post by WeCAN

Public Notice of Objection to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s intention to dispose of records and documentation – Guest post by WeCAN

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 1:08 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Just to let you know that this letter has been sent out today to: 1.TV1 News, Radio NZ, CTV News 2. His Excellency Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae GNZM, QSO Governor-General of New Zealand 3. The director, …

Margaret Mahy Family Playground main works soon to start

Margaret Mahy Family Playground main works soon to start

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 12:25 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Work on the Margaret Mahy Family Playground is about to step up a notch as the next stage of construction goes out to tender today.

Public Notice of Objection to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s intention to dispose of records and documentation.

Public Notice of Objection to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s intention to dispose of records and documentation.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 12:22 p.m. by WeCAN Popular

On behalf of the people and communities of Christchurch, the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network (WeCan) are asking for an to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's (CERA) plan to dispose of any records, information or documentation pertaining to:

Applications open for EQC’s Biennial Research Funding Programme

Applications open for EQC’s Biennial Research Funding Programme

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 11:32 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

ROADWORKS: Park Tce Southbound Closure Monday 16th March

ROADWORKS: Park Tce Southbound Closure Monday 16th March

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 10:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from Monday 16th March Park Tce will be closed to southbound traffic from Bealey Ave to Kimore Street while stormwater repairs take place. 

ROADWORKS: Park Tce Southbound Closure March 16th – 28th

ROADWORKS: Park Tce Southbound Closure March 16th – 28th

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 10:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from Monday 16th March Park Tce will be closed to southbound traffic from Bealey Ave to Kimore Street while stormwater repairs take place. This is expected to be in place until the 28th March. Southbound …

Memorial feedback open until Sunday

Memorial feedback open until Sunday

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 9:18 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Gough family saved The Terrace

Gough family 'saved' The Terrace

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 7:04 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Family support has saved Antony Gough's The Terrace development in central Christchurch.

JOBS builders We are on the lookout for workers

JOBS builders We are on the lookout for workers

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 8:43 p.m. by jasonjackSON Popular

Builders - Tradesmen

CTV News Story - Christchurch City Council

CTV News Story - Christchurch City Council

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 6:59 p.m. by MediaCTV

Strengthening ground under Canterbury homes

Strengthening ground under Canterbury homes

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 5:24 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Commuting by car in Christchurch continues to increase

Commuting by car in Christchurch continues to increase

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 5:20 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Statistics New Zealand

The Crossing: New $140m development in Christchurch

The Crossing: New $140m development in Christchurch

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 4:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Described as new heart for central Christchurch, a glossy $140 million precinct called The Crossing is the latest big development announced for the city.

Video: The Crossing $140m development in Christchurch

Video: The Crossing $140m development in Christchurch

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 4:50 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Described as new heart for central Christchurch, a glossy $140 million precinct called The Crossing is the latest big development announced for the city.

The truth will out
Surveyor General suggested changes to the boundary approach i...

The truth will out Surveyor General suggested changes to the boundary approach i...

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 3:18 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

The truth will out
Surveyor General suggested changes to the boundary approach in Christchurch following the earthquakes. Few days later Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) published a new map for Shallow Surface Movements. We identified an error in the new map. We have asked LINZ for explanations by 16 March.

Here is a link to our request to LINZ.



Work progresses on Margaret Mahy Family Playground

Work progresses on Margaret Mahy Family Playground

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 2:55 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch is one step closer to getting an all-ages playground in the city centre.

Four years on: The post-quake learning curve

Four years on: The post-quake learning curve

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Four years on from the February 22 earthquake, the change is tangible for people of my specific age group.

CTV News Story - Science Alive

CTV News Story - Science Alive

Monday, 9 March 2015 6:56 p.m. by MediaCTV

ROADWORKS: Madras Street lane reductions – expect delays

ROADWORKS: Madras Street lane reductions – expect delays

Monday, 9 March 2015 4:53 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Roadworks on Madras Street will cause some additional delays particularly during peak hours. Madras Street is reduced to one lane prior to the St Asaph Street intersection – right hand turn lane into St Asaph Street is maintained. Madras Street …

Partial Payment/Interim Payment – have you had yours yet??

Partial Payment/Interim Payment – have you had yours yet??

Monday, 9 March 2015 12:05 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

So they have said it will cost $500,000 to fix and you are arguing with your experts that it will be a great deal more and it could all drag on for quite a while longer. Sound familiar? Do not …

Japan - 4 years on

Japan - 4 years on

Monday, 9 March 2015 10:35 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Fair Insurance Code Questions & Answers – Part 3

Fair Insurance Code Questions & Answers – Part 3

Monday, 9 March 2015 6:50 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

In the previous post, covering FAQ 7, it was stated that an underlying purpose of the Code was to pre-empt any external control on how insurers carried out their business. The point was also made that as far as interpreting insurance policies is concerned, insurers are very strong advocates of the Humpty Dumpty Position: "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, "it

PM support buoys coastal path backers

PM support buoys coastal path backers

Sunday, 8 March 2015 10:16 p.m. by CoastalPathway

The Press 22 August 2014. Key excited about coastal pathway. 

Coastal Pathway will enhance city lifestyle

Coastal Pathway will enhance city lifestyle

Sunday, 8 March 2015 10:01 p.m. by CoastalPathway

Wouldn’t it be fantastic eventually to have a green pathway into the city? 

Design approval at Beachville offers family area.

Design approval at Beachville offers family area.

Sunday, 8 March 2015 9:49 p.m. by CoastalPathway

The Christchurch Coastal Pathway is a step closer after the final design for the Beachville Rd section was approved on 17th December 2014.

Mt Pleasant News 8 March 2015

Mt Pleasant News 8 March 2015

Sunday, 8 March 2015 11:39 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

News St Andrews Hill/Bridle Path road intersection change A report is going to the Hagley Ferrymead Community Board on the 18 March to outline how the confirmed decision to alter the […]