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NZ Music Month at the Sound Garden

NZ Music Month at the Sound Garden

Monday, 4 May 2015 2:17 p.m. by GapFiller

The month of May heralded three family-friendly sonic events at the Sound Garden celebrating New Zealand Music Month. Pacific drums of the Avaiki Drummers rang out loud from the Sound Garden on the night of our first event, welcoming people across to the launch of New Zealand Music Month at the Central Library on Peterborough Street. The […]

Insurer argues against higher payouts for quake claimants

Insurer argues against higher payouts for quake claimants

Monday, 4 May 2015 12:26 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

An insurer has gone to the Supreme Court to argue against a decision which could mean higher payouts for Canterbury homeowners who are yet to settle quake claims.

EQC loses costs appeal

EQC loses costs appeal

Monday, 4 May 2015 11:15 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

The Court of Appeal has today dismissed the appeal(s) by EQC against High Court decisions awarding homeowners costs and disbursements where EQC paid cap after being sued.  This is an excellent result for homeowners and should encourage more people to sue EQC.  The High Court had awarded each homeowner 50% of the 2B costs and disbursements on the basis that an insurer was still a party.  The Court of Appeal refused to increase this to 100%.

Avonside Holdings (Supreme Court)

Avonside Holdings (Supreme Court)

Monday, 4 May 2015 11:09 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Southern Response applied to the Supreme Court for leave to appeal the Court of Appeal decision including a 10% contingency and 10% professional fees as part of a rebuild costing.  By a brief  the Supreme Court said:

A "pristine" repair

A "pristine" repair

Monday, 4 May 2015 10:15 a.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

Cashel Square

Cashel Square

Monday, 4 May 2015 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Proposed Chch youth housing wont become a "ghetto"

Proposed Chch youth housing won't become a "ghetto"

Sunday, 3 May 2015 10:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch youth health leader says a proposed housing project for the city's young homeless will buck the "ghetto" trend of similar schemes.

Christchurch Bus Interchange reaches new milestone

Christchurch Bus Interchange reaches new milestone

Sunday, 3 May 2015 2:33 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's new bus interchange is one step closer to opening.

Christchurch floods: one year on

Christchurch floods: one year on

Sunday, 3 May 2015 1:57 p.m. by MediaStuff

It wasn't exactly a downpour but it got Hamish Griffen nervous.

Want to work with us? Operations Director needed

Want to work with us? Operations Director needed

Sunday, 3 May 2015 1:29 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Filler is in need of an Operations Director. Are you a talented, passionate person looking for a challenge? Want to be part of creative urban regeneration projects and leading social change? If so, read on! 

CTV News - 1st May 2015

CTV News - 1st May 2015

Friday, 1 May 2015 7:44 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Council Vigil

CTV News Story - Council Vigil

Friday, 1 May 2015 7:34 p.m. by MediaCTV

Consultation open on the preliminary draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Consultation open on the preliminary draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Friday, 1 May 2015 4:18 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Environment Canterbury has developed the preliminary draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan and is inviting public feedback until 5pm, 11 May 2015. This feedback will then inform the draft plan which will be delivered to the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery by 14 August 2015.

Small FY net loss predicted for Tower

Small FY net loss predicted for Tower

Friday, 1 May 2015 2:49 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Tower may record a small net loss for the first half after flagging an increase in provisions for Canterbury earthquake claim costs, while saying underlying earnings from its general insurer business grew strongly.

Summer of Fun Events Attract Thousands

Summer of Fun Events Attract Thousands

Friday, 1 May 2015 2:46 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Almost 20,000 people took part in this year's Summer of Fun season of free family events in Christchurch, the highest attendance in the series' four year history.

Caution urged over vibrant CBD

Caution urged over 'vibrant' CBD

Friday, 1 May 2015 2:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch needs to consider its culture when designing its new central business district.

Rebuild must consider culture - researcher

Rebuild must consider culture - researcher

Friday, 1 May 2015 2:42 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch needs to consider its culture when designing its new central business district.

Christchurch residents in EQC limbo

Christchurch residents in EQC limbo

Friday, 1 May 2015 1:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Facer family have watched their neighbourhood's houses being demolished and rebuilt over the past four years, patiently waiting for their turn.

Minister welcomes Victoria Square feedback

Minister welcomes Victoria Square feedback

Friday, 1 May 2015 10:43 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Possible fault found under Hamilton

Possible fault found under Hamilton

Friday, 1 May 2015 9:47 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Council supports Nepalese earthquake appeal

Council supports Nepalese earthquake appeal

Thursday, 30 April 2015 9:56 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is supporting the with collection boxes at libraries and service centres.

Public asked to stay away from Christchurch police station implosion

Public asked to stay away from Christchurch police station implosion

Thursday, 30 April 2015 9:56 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Spectators keen to watch Christchurch's old central city police station fall are being asked to stay away.

CTV News Story - Homeless

CTV News Story - Homeless

Thursday, 30 April 2015 7:00 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News Story - South Brighton Camp

CTV News Story - South Brighton Camp

Thursday, 30 April 2015 6:59 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Council establishes Development Christchurch

Council establishes Development Christchurch

Thursday, 30 April 2015 6:26 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council today unanimously resolved to establish a development authority funded and operated under Christchurch City Holdings Limited.

Consultation opens for three further Central City transport projects

Consultation opens for three further Central City transport projects

Thursday, 30 April 2015 6:25 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council and the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) are inviting feedback on three further transport projects needed to support key Anchor Projects in the Central City.

New Gap Golf hole planned! Calling designers

New Gap Golf hole planned! Calling designers

Thursday, 30 April 2015 2:37 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Golf is having a bit of a make-over. We’ve retired some old holes and plan to add some new ones. We also plan to make the course more cohesive in general. For our new hole, we’re looking for a talented, creative designer/landscape architect/student to help us design Gap Filler’s latest golf hole The Aalt Verkerk […]

YNH - Planning

YNH - Planning

Thursday, 30 April 2015 12:50 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Trust helps 66 children who lost parent in Christchurch earthquake

Trust helps 66 children who lost parent in Christchurch earthquake

Thursday, 30 April 2015 8:44 a.m. by MediaStuff

Molly Maynard recently turned 8.

Legal class action against Southern Response?

Legal class action against Southern Response?

Thursday, 30 April 2015 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Wednesday’s Press has an article Southern Response class action ‘no win, no fee’ here. The proposal, offered by law firm GCA lawyers, is for “disgruntled customers of a major earthquake claims-holder to join "no win, no fee"class action lawsuit.” Sounds too good to be true (and potentially is). Click on the link to continue. The following extract from the Press article is important and needs to

EQC fights adverse findings against its top engineer

EQC fights adverse findings against its top engineer

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 10:34 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is trying to shut down adverse findings about its top engineer Graeme Robinson to avoid reopening his 2500 Canterbury assessments.

Quake kids, four years on

Quake kids, four years on

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 10:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

Molly Maynard recently turned 8.

Underwrite rents to get homeless off streets - Buck

Underwrite rents to get homeless off streets - Buck

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 10:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's deputy mayor wants the city council to underwrite rents on more than 40 private properties so the homeless do not have to spend another winter living rough.

CTV News Story - Davis Cup

CTV News Story - Davis Cup

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 7:37 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Southern Response

CTV News Story - Southern Response

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 7:35 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News Story - Interview with Jitendra Bothara

CTV News Story - Interview with Jitendra Bothara

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 7:34 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Canterbury Live - 29th April 2015

Canterbury Live - 29th April 2015

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 7:34 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - 29th April 2015

CTV News - 29th April 2015

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 7:26 p.m. by MediaCTV

Southern Response Class Action

Southern Response Class Action

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 11:53 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

NO WIN – NO FEE A summary from the www.srca.co.nz web site follows, please go the site for more information (Note:  it is vital that you register to find out more, includes those that may have already settled, full and final,  those with EQC and / or those unhappy with standard of repair, if you […]

South Canterbury Nepal trust worried following quake

South Canterbury Nepal trust worried following quake

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 11:42 a.m. by MediaStuff

South Canterbury members of the Forgotten Sherpas of Nepal Trust say they simply do not know for sure the fate of the areas they service in Nepal, following a devastating magnitude 7.8 quake.

Tower shares halted as it reviews Chch provisions

Tower shares halted as it reviews Chch provisions

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 11:21 a.m. by MediaHerald

Shares of Tower have been halted on the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges, as it reviews its Canterbury provisions and flags a "material impact" ahead of reporting its first-half earnings next month.In its request...

Tower shares halted as it reviews Chch provisions

Tower shares halted as it reviews Chch provisions

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 11:21 a.m. by MediaHerald

Shares of Tower have been halted on the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges, as it reviews its Canterbury provisions and flags a "material impact" ahead of reporting its first-half earnings next month.In its request...

Military Recruitment - Marian College - 28th April 2015

Military Recruitment - Marian College - 28th April 2015

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 11:20 a.m. by MediaCTV

Nepal death toll at 5,000 with many still missing

Nepal death toll at 5,000 with many still missing

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 8:37 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

CTV News - 28th April 2015

CTV News - 28th April 2015

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 11:24 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Southern Response class action no win, no fee

Southern Response class action 'no win, no fee'

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 11:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch lawyer is urging disgruntled customers of a major earthquake claims-holder to join "no win, no fee"class action lawsuit.

Lets Go Shopping - 28th April 2015

Let's Go Shopping - 28th April 2015

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 10:37 p.m. by MediaCTV

Canterbury LIVE - Tuesday 28th April

Canterbury LIVE - Tuesday 28th April

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 9:29 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Interview Deon

CTV News Story - Interview Deon

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 7:10 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Star Jam

CTV News Story - Star Jam

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 6:40 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Marian Chopper

CTV News Story - Marian Chopper

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 6:31 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Drink Rules

CTV News Story - Drink Rules

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 6:30 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV NEWS - Week in Review - 25th April 2015

CTV NEWS - Week in Review - 25th April 2015

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 2:49 p.m. by MediaCTV

Good progress on Christchurch housing welcomed

Good progress on Christchurch housing welcomed

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 1:15 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Press Release: New Zealand Government

New Brighton delivers a message

New Brighton delivers a message

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 11:52 a.m. by PRNews Popular

This morning (Tuesday 28th of March), third generation New Brighton resident Esther Perriam has delivered over 550 formal written submissions to Christchurch City Council. 

Live Central a dead duck public campaign

'Live Central' a dead duck public campaign

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 9:30 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Contrary to the impression you might get from the television news, plenty seems to be happening in Christchurch's central city.

Insurance Ombudsman wants insurance legislation to cover non-disclosure of information

Insurance Ombudsman wants insurance legislation to cover non-disclosure of information

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 6:40 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Insurance Business New Zealand website is reporting that the Insurance and Savings Ombudsman Karen Stevens supports legislation to better protect customers relating to information they disclose to an insurer. The following are extracts from the article (the full article is ).

Community centre clean up

Community centre clean up

Monday, 27 April 2015 3:04 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular