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Rangiora Regent cinema back in business

Rangiora Regent cinema back in business

Saturday, 7 March 2015 2:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

After more than three years without a cinema, North Canterbury residents will finally be able to take a trip to the pictures again.

Updates for the start of 2015!

Updates for the start of 2015!

Saturday, 7 March 2015 12:03 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

It’s hard to believe that it’s already March!  

Dux Central weeks from opening

Dux Central weeks from opening

Saturday, 7 March 2015 10:33 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Dux Central is weeks away from opening as Christchurch's innovation precinct takes shape.

Public has input on revamp of Victoria Sq

Public has input on revamp of Victoria Sq

Saturday, 7 March 2015 10:16 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Public submissions on the future of Victoria Square are open.

Fair Insurance Code Questions & Answers – Part 2

Fair Insurance Code Questions & Answers – Part 2

Saturday, 7 March 2015 8:20 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Why is ICNZ so keen on having a Fair Insurance Code, and prickly over criticism directed at the Code? 

Sydenham Methodist church rubble clearance held up

Sydenham Methodist church rubble clearance held up

Saturday, 7 March 2015 7:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

A historical church in Sydenham was controversially demolished more than four years ago. PHILIP MATTHEWS asks, when will someone tidy it up?

Here is a valuable contribution from Lindsay Breach on the Limitation Act. 

"De...

Here is a valuable contribution from Lindsay Breach on the Limitation Act. "De...

Friday, 6 March 2015 5:03 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

Here is a valuable contribution from Lindsay Breach on the Limitation Act.

"Dear Empowered Christchurch, I am an academic who recently wrote an article called 'Earthquake Limitations' (admittedly, I am not the best at titles) in the NZ Law Journal [Dec. 2014]. From the outset, this is not an area of law I would profess to hold expertise in but I wrote it because I believed it would be a prudent reminder that the Limitation Act 2011 (or 1950, if Sept. 2010) may have undes ...

March activities at MHAPS…

March activities at MHAPS…

Friday, 6 March 2015 2:43 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

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Richard Sinkes Dux empire expands into Innovation Precinct

Richard Sinke's Dux empire expands into Innovation Precinct

Friday, 6 March 2015 12:44 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Dux Central is weeks away from opening as Christchurch's innovation precinct takes shape.

ROADWORKS: Moorhouse/Fitzgerald Ave intersection works Monday March 9

ROADWORKS: Moorhouse/Fitzgerald Ave intersection works Monday March 9

Friday, 6 March 2015 11:23 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that major intersection work starts on Monday March 9 at the Moorhouse and Fitzgerald Ave intersection for storm water replacement. Delays are expected in peak times so we advise to allow some extra time through this …

Asian disaster management officers to learn from Christchurch’s earthquakes

Asian disaster management officers to learn from Christchurch’s earthquakes

Friday, 6 March 2015 11:05 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

A group of South East Asian disaster management specialists will be in New Zealand later this month taking part in training hosted by the University of Canterbury’s Centre for Risk Resilience and Renewal (UCR3). 

Businessman Who Ripped Off Christchurch Rebuild Sentenced

Businessman Who Ripped Off Christchurch Rebuild Sentenced

Friday, 6 March 2015 10:58 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Inland Revenue Department

Public feedback on Victoria Square design

Public feedback on Victoria Square design

Friday, 6 March 2015 9:07 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

ROADWORKS: Aldwins/Ensors/Ferry Rd intersection restrictions Sunday night

ROADWORKS: Aldwins/Ensors/Ferry Rd intersection restrictions Sunday night

Friday, 6 March 2015 7:17 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Roadworks on Sunday evening, 8 March, will impact on turn movements through the Aldwins/Ensors/Ferry Road intersection. There will be no right hand turn movements at this intersection from 8pm on Sunday 8 March through to 7am Monday 9 March. There will …

A helpful change to the insurance disputes process coming up?

A helpful change to the insurance disputes process coming up?

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

Yesterday Paul Goldsmith, Minister for Commerce and Consumer Affairs, announced  the opening of consultations on changes to the maximum amount that could be taken to the insurance industry’s disputes resolution services (the full media release is below). The change proposed is an  “… increase to the cap on the compensation that dispute resolution schemes can award in relation to disputes about

Reflecting on Allyn & Josies story

Reflecting on Allyn & Josie's story

Friday, 6 March 2015 12:08 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Their family has been through a lot since the earthquakes, and after a bit of a rocky start to their claim process, things quickly got back on track once everyone started working together. Allyn & Josie are overjoyed to be back in their newly rebuilt home now, and would like to share their experiences with others who are still going through the process.

CTV News - 5th March 2015

CTV News - 5th March 2015

Thursday, 5 March 2015 6:33 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Caxton

CTV News Story - Caxton

Thursday, 5 March 2015 6:17 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Te Matatini 2

CTV News Story - Te Matatini 2

Thursday, 5 March 2015 6:14 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Te Matatini

CTV News Story - Te Matatini

Thursday, 5 March 2015 6:14 p.m. by MediaCTV

Canterbury Live - 5th March 2015

Canterbury Live - 5th March 2015

Thursday, 5 March 2015 6:14 p.m. by MediaCTV

ROADWORKS: Dyers Pass Road – Daytime closures 9 Mar – 13 Mar

ROADWORKS: Dyers Pass Road – Daytime closures 9 Mar – 13 Mar

Thursday, 5 March 2015 3:48 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Dyers Pass Road between Summit Road and Governors Bay Road will be CLOSED from 9 March to 13 March between 9am-3.30pm for resealing work. The road will be opened at the following times to allow road users through: 11am 1.15pm …

Baden Ewart to head Christchurch central city rebuild

Baden Ewart to head Christchurch central city rebuild

Thursday, 5 March 2015 2:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

An interim director for the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) has been announced ahead of the departure of current leader Warwick Isaacs.

Restoring the Townsend Telescope and Observatory

Restoring the Townsend Telescope and Observatory

Thursday, 5 March 2015 2:04 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

A restoration project is underway to rebuild the Townsend Telescope and restore it to the Arts Centre.

Appointment made in key rebuild role

Appointment made in key rebuild role

Thursday, 5 March 2015 1:30 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

An interim appointment has today been made to replace outgoing Christchurch Central Development Unit director Warwick Isaacs.

ROADWORKS: Brougham St between Colombo St and Ensors Rd

ROADWORKS: Brougham St between Colombo St and Ensors Rd

Thursday, 5 March 2015 1:21 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users are advised that from Sunday March 8 overnight resurfacing work will begin on Brougham St between Colombo St and Ensors Rd. These staged works are expected to last 6 weeks with completion due on Saturday April 25. Two …

Red-zone house shoved beyond property boundary

Red-zone house shoved beyond property boundary

Thursday, 5 March 2015 10:31 a.m. by MediaStuff

Tony Bennett is among the majority of Port Hills red zoners to accept compensation for his earthquake-damaged home.

Kaiapoi Red Zone photographic exhibition

Kaiapoi Red Zone photographic exhibition

Thursday, 5 March 2015 7:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Kaiapoi Public Library is currently hosting an exhibition of Red Zone photographs by Cosmo Kentish-Barnes. Cosmo  spent a few months around Kaiapoi photographing earthquake damage. F

$17m pool in plan for the east

$17m pool in plan for the east

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 10:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

A third new pool complex is being proposed for Christchurch's eastern suburbs.

Canterbury building reached a record in 2014

Canterbury building reached a record in 2014

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 10:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction in Canterbury is at record levels with the peak yet to come.

CTV News Story - Te Matatini 1

CTV News Story - Te Matatini 1

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 6:51 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Interview With Deon Swiggs

CTV News Story - Interview With Deon Swiggs

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 6:48 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - RSA Backdown

CTV News Story - RSA Backdown

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 6:35 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - PM on EQC

CTV News Story - PM on EQC

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 6:34 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - 4th March 2015

CTV News - 4th March 2015

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 6:33 p.m. by MediaCTV

When will Christchurch police station implode?

When will Christchurch police station implode?

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 5:40 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A date for the implosion of Christchurch's former police station has not been confirmed, despite social media reports suggesting otherwise.

Christchurchs rebuild begins with massive $4 billion construction spend

Christchurch's rebuild begins with massive $4 billion construction spend

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 3:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction in Canterbury is at record levels, with almost $4 billion worth of construction work done last year.

ROADWORKS: Waltham Road Overbridge one lane in both directions from Monday

ROADWORKS: Waltham Road Overbridge one lane in both directions from Monday

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 12:16 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users are advised that from Monday March 9th the Waltham Street Overbridge will be reduced to one lane on each side for approximately ten days while repair work is carried out on the bridge. For those travelling southbound, Barbadoes …

RecoveryWorks – April programme places available!

RecoveryWorks – April programme places available!

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 11:45 a.m. by AnxietySupport

RecoveryWorks is a change programme for people living in Canterbury, aged 18 or over and who experience moderate levels of anxiety. The programme includes 10 x four-hour workshops plus 4 individual coaching sessions and is highly effective in helping people towards recovery and a renewed sense of wellbeing. RecoveryWorks is free; however there are eligibility...

Final total for Port Hills Crown offer acceptances

Final total for Port Hills Crown offer acceptances

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 11:36 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The final total for the acceptance of the Port Hills red zone Crown offer is now available.

Rebuild tools stolen, repainted, resold

Rebuild tools stolen, repainted, resold

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 11:31 a.m. by MediaThePress

Thieves are stealing thousands of dollars worth of tools from building sites, disguising them with a fresh coat of paint and then selling them back into the rebuild.

CPIT opens $15.9m sports and wellbeing centre

CPIT opens $15.9m sports and wellbeing centre

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 8:56 a.m. by CPIT Popular

Prime Minister John Key has officially opened the first new building in CPIT's ambitious plan to invest in the future of vocational training with modern facilities and contemporary learning delivery.

Fair Insurance Code FAQ – Part 1

Fair Insurance Code FAQ – Part 1

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 6:21 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) is not part of the Revised Code, just an explanation of the Review process and some of the positions taken by ICNZ on particular issues.

Earthquake responses in new book

Earthquake responses in new book

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 10:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Nathan Durkin looked up from unsuccessfully trying to resuscitate a badly injured person during the Christchurch earthquake and saw a group of school pupils looking on.

House of the week: Cashmere

House of the week: Cashmere

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 9:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

An old white weatherboard home on a sheltered eastern slope in Cashmere, Christchurch, had already been extensively renovated when Liam and Judith Walshe bought it 15 years ago.

CTV News Story - Two Weeks out Charity

CTV News Story - Two Weeks out Charity

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 6:32 p.m. by MediaCTV

Cash Settling – the pitfalls

Cash Settling – the pitfalls

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 6:31 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

More and more Cantabrians are cash settling their earthquake claims. I personally find this a very concerning development and believe that any homeowner wanting to cash settle should think seriously before entering into any such agreement. One should at least …

International FRENCH Cricket World Cup Grande Finale

International FRENCH Cricket World Cup Grande Finale

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 4:26 p.m. by GapFiller

Sunday 8th March, 2015 11am-1pm It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for!  

EVENT: Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival – North Hagley Park

EVENT: Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival – North Hagley Park

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 2:09 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users are advised that from Wednesday 4th March till Sunday 8th March Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival takes place in North Hagley Park. 

John Key says shoddy quake repairs should be fixed

John Key says shoddy quake repairs should be fixed

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 1:54 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Prime Minister John Key says shoddy repair work on quake-damaged Canterbury homes is "worrying" and any repairs not up to par should be fixed.

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Tuesday, 3 March 2015 9:30 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Deadline for April/May  St Albans News

Deadline for April/May St Albans News

Monday, 2 March 2015 11:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Reminder: The next issue of St Albans News, April/May is being prepared at the moment for delivery in a few weeks’ time. If you have any articles, photographs (full colour or monochrome), news stories, feature articles to be considered for …

High paid EQC staff fail their customers

High paid EQC staff 'fail' their customers

Monday, 2 March 2015 11:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

One in five Earthquake Commission (EQC) staff are paid more than $100,000 a year.

Sheds rescued for art project

Sheds rescued for art project

Monday, 2 March 2015 11:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

It is a race against time as Billy Wilson tries to save tool and garden sheds in the residential red zone from demolition.

Future of quake-hit camp in doubt

Future of quake-hit camp in doubt

Monday, 2 March 2015 10:49 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council is considering closing the popular South Brighton Holiday Park because of the high cost of fixing the quake-damaged land and buildings.

Lynched - Monday 2nd March

Lynched - Monday 2nd March

Monday, 2 March 2015 9:06 p.m. by MediaCTV

What happens with damaged retaining walls?

What happens with damaged retaining walls?

Monday, 2 March 2015 7:42 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

If you have a damaged retaining wall on your property, then you may find the following episode of  useful, providing a clearer idea of what the steps to resolution might be.

Getting to grips with the Canterbury Guidance

Getting to grips with the Canterbury Guidance

Monday, 2 March 2015 7:40 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released an online tool to support its Guidance for repairing and rebuilding homes in Canterbury.

Canterbury Live - 2nd March 2015

Canterbury Live - 2nd March 2015

Monday, 2 March 2015 7:02 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - 2nd March 2015

CTV News - 2nd March 2015

Monday, 2 March 2015 6:50 p.m. by MediaCTV