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Chinese companys $2 billion plan for Christchurch rebuild

Chinese company's $2 billion plan for Christchurch rebuild

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 7:35 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A giant Chinese company has today revealed plans to raise a US$2 billion fund to help with post-earthquake Christchurch's rebuild.Mayor Lianne Dalziel has signed a non-binding "letter of cooperation and friendship" on behalf of...

Extent of shoddy quake repair work exposed in reports

Extent of shoddy quake repair work exposed in reports

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 4:29 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Homeowners' reports from the Government's first inspection of Canterbury's earthquake repairs reveals the extent of "poorly executed" and shoddy work.

CTV to debut doco series on East Christchurch

CTV to debut doco series on East Christchurch

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 4:29 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

East Christchurch is the subject of seven-part, half-hour documentary series that will debut on CTV on Thursday night.

Request from Serena Tagliacozzo at the Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London

Request from Serena Tagliacozzo at the Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 2:13 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

My name is Serena Tagliacozzo and I’m a PhD Researcher at the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR), University College London (UK). 

Chinas Guoxin International commits over $3 billion to Christchurch rebuild

China's Guoxin International commits over $3 billion to Christchurch rebuild

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 1:41 p.m. by PRNews Popular

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Builders reluctant to self-certify work

Builders reluctant to self-certify work

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 1:29 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The firm behind a Christchurch "leaky home" says the case highlights how important it is for the building industry not to be able to certify their own work.

New leaky home built in Christchurch, Home Owners & Buyers Association says

New 'leaky home' built in Christchurch, Home Owners & Buyers Association says

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 10:24 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Christchurch couple and their two children were left living in a freezing home throughout winter, plugging gaps in the walls with newspaper.

Wife creates dream garden for quake amputee husband Brian Coker

Wife creates dream garden for quake amputee husband Brian Coker

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 11:03 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Helen and Brian Coker were always keen gardeners.

Avon River art trail hinges on $10 million in philanthropic donations

Avon River art trail hinges on $10 million in philanthropic donations

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 8:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

A series of new artworks will line the Avon River – if philanthropists to fund them can be found.

Television Series Explores Community Spirit & Future of East Christchurch

Television Series Explores Community Spirit & Future of East Christchurch

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 5:30 p.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

A 7-part television series that explores the issues and ideas for the flat land suburbs of east Christchurch devastated by the 2010/11 earthquakes, kicks off on CTV this Thursday.

New social housing units open in St Albans

New social housing units open in St Albans

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 4:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Three new social housing units in St Albans have been purpose built to cater for the needs of elderly tenants.

Update on CTV collapse investigation

Update on CTV collapse investigation

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 3:47 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: New Zealand Police

Major artworks for Ōtākaro Art by the River

Major artworks for Ōtākaro Art by the River

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 1:05 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Has the stigma of asbestos got in the way of dealing with it safely?

Has the stigma of asbestos got in the way of dealing with it safely?

Monday, 21 September 2015 4:24 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

Since the 1990s, our understanding of asbestos and the potential health risks it can cause has greatly improved. We now know that if left buried and undisturbed, asbestos doesn’t pose a health risk. But what if your project requires asbestos to be disturbed, exposed or removed?

Dance-O-Mat undergoing hi-tech revamp!

Dance-O-Mat undergoing hi-tech revamp!

Monday, 21 September 2015 4:15 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

The Dance-O-Mat is temporarily out of action while the floor undergoes strengthening and a new coat of paint. An access ramp is also under construction to make the site more user friendly.  Once the dance floor re-opens, the system will be Bluetooth capable. To give you the best shot at a connection make sure you power […]

Dance-O-Mat’s back and ready to boogie!

Dance-O-Mat’s back and ready to boogie!

Monday, 21 September 2015 4:15 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

The Dance-O-Mat is back in action with a new dance floor and access ramp.  The system is now super-tech and Bluetooth capable. To give you the best shot at a connection make sure you power up the Dance-O-Mat before activating Bluetooth on your device. Pair with the Music Receiver and you should be live and transmitting. As […]

Dance-O-Mat’s back and ready to boogie – now with bluetooth!

Dance-O-Mat’s back and ready to boogie – now with bluetooth!

Monday, 21 September 2015 4:15 p.m. by GapFiller

The Dance-O-Mat is back in action with a new dance floor and access ramp.  The system is now super-tech and Bluetooth capable. To give you the best shot at a connection make sure you power up the Dance-O-Mat before activating Bluetooth on your device. Pair with the Music Receiver and you should be live and transmitting. As […]

The Benefits of Group/Representative  Actions

The Benefits of Group/Representative Actions

Sunday, 20 September 2015 5:22 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

In the words of one Cantabrian: “We live in a time where “justice and fairness” has to be fought for – put in check. Established. Grounded. Where intentional fraudulent dishonest Insurance Companies / Corporations and the like, get the message …

Earthquake Commissions $60 foundation fix

Earthquake Commission's $60 foundation fix

Friday, 18 September 2015 8:26 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Christchurch homeowner is fighting an Earthquake Commission (EQC) assessment suggesting it would cost only $60 to fix his rental property's quake-damaged foundation.

Heritage stone church rebuild

Heritage stone church rebuild

Friday, 18 September 2015 3:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $3.5 million project to rebuild the historic St Peter's Church in upper Riccarton is awaiting resource consent.

Heritage stone church rebuild

Heritage stone church rebuild

Friday, 18 September 2015 3:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

A $3.5 million project to rebuild the historic St Peter's Church in upper Riccarton is awaiting resource consent.

EQC wasnt equipped to deal with the middle classes

EQC wasn't equipped to deal with the middle classes

Friday, 18 September 2015 2:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Where did the Earthquake Commission (EQC) go wrong?

Potential exposure to asbestos at Christchurch Arts Centre

'Potential exposure' to asbestos at Christchurch Arts Centre

Friday, 18 September 2015 10:50 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Workers may have been exposed to asbestos during the restoration of a major Arts Centre site.

The pursuit of science

The pursuit of science

Friday, 18 September 2015 9:05 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Christchurchs Bridge of Remembrance restoration complete

Christchurch's Bridge of Remembrance restoration complete

Thursday, 17 September 2015 7:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Limestone lions again perch on the side arches of the Bridge of Remembrance, to signify the $6.7 million project to restore the earthquake-damaged war memorial is complete.

Tsunami Warning 17 September 2015

Tsunami Warning 17 September 2015

Thursday, 17 September 2015 7:28 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Following an 8.3 earthquake in Chile the Ministry of Civil Defence has issued a Tusanami warning for the area around Banks Peninsula. For more information and updates http://mpcc.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3df46f37122a5135ceaa9d521&id=8a2345dc3e&e=6861e59238   People […]

Very complex CTV building collapse investigation ongoing

'Very complex' CTV building collapse investigation ongoing

Thursday, 17 September 2015 4:56 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The "very complex" criminal investigation into the deadly collapse of the Canterbury Television building in the February 2011 earthquake is still ongoing, with no decision yet on whether anyone will be charged.Investigators have...

Earthquake measuring 8.3 hits Chile

Earthquake measuring 8.3 hits Chile

Thursday, 17 September 2015 11:34 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Heritage on the rocks… in High Street.

Heritage on the rocks… in High Street.

Thursday, 17 September 2015 11:17 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

News Flash from Lower High Street… After lying in rubble for over 3 years, the burnt out Billen’s building in Lower High street, is finally under demolition today. From this to this: to demolition under way now: It is good …

On this day - 1978 Killer quake shakes Iran

On this day - 1978 Killer quake shakes Iran

Thursday, 17 September 2015 9:01 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Southern Response at the mercy of Earthquake Commission

Southern Response 'at the mercy' of Earthquake Commission

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 8:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response says it is "at the mercy" of the Earthquake Commission's (EQC) claims assessment process.

Christchurch buildings win New Zealand Wood Resene Timber Design Awards

Christchurch buildings win New Zealand Wood Resene Timber Design Awards

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 7:32 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Stylish new timber buildings in Christchurch have been recognised in national design awards.

Museum to bring more art to Christchurch city

Museum to bring more art to Christchurch city

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 3:15 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

The University of Canterbury names College of Engineering building after inventor John Britten

The University of Canterbury names College of Engineering building after inventor John Britten

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 1:55 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury is to name a College of Engineering building in honour of trailblazing Christchurch innovator and engineer John Britten.

New Canterbury Museum Visitor Attraction for Christchurch

New Canterbury Museum Visitor Attraction for Christchurch

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 1:46 p.m. by CantyMuseum Featured Popular

Canterbury Museum and the Ravenscar Trust today unveiled plans for New Zealand’s first contemporary house museum to display the Trust’s collections of New Zealand arts, sculpture, designer furniture and classical antiquities.

Red Cross provides a further $1.05m for cold homes in Canterbury

Red Cross provides a further $1.05m for cold homes in Canterbury

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 1:43 p.m. by RedCross Popular

New Zealand Red Cross is providing an additional $1.05 million to Canterbury families with health conditions living in cold and poorly insulated houses over the next 15 months.

Insurers get building consents on most structural quake repairs

Insurers get building consents on most structural quake repairs

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 8:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Insurers appear to be more cautious than the Earthquake Commission (EQC) in their approach to quake repairs.

Gerry Brownlee dismisses excitement over shoddy quake repairs

Gerry Brownlee dismisses 'excitement' over shoddy quake repairs

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 4:09 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says he is not buying into the "excitement that some want to generate" about defective earthquake repairs.

Huge support for royal commission into defective quake repairs

Huge support for royal commission into defective quake repairs

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 2:27 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The deadline for signing a petition demanding an inquiry into substandard earthquake repairs will likely be extended after receiving overwhelming support.

Spectacular demolition turns car park murals into dust

Spectacular demolition turns car park murals into dust

Monday, 14 September 2015 2:01 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Murals on the Manchester St car park are being crunched into dust after a call to save the artworks failed.

Mt Pleasant News 11 September 2015

Mt Pleasant News 11 September 2015

Monday, 14 September 2015 1:36 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

News Second Stage of Coastal Pathway opens It was a wonderful opening of the Second Stage of the Coastal Pathway last Friday. It was great to have the Mayor present […]

EQC gearing up to fix shoddy repairs

EQC gearing up to fix shoddy repairs

Sunday, 13 September 2015 6:43 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is putting together a team of 35 staff to deal with defective repairs, and expects "there'll be an ongoing need to support customers for some time".

Only 1 per cent of EQC repairs done with building consent

Only 1 per cent of EQC repairs done with building consent

Sunday, 13 September 2015 5:37 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Only 1 per cent of the 66,769 quake repairs the Earthquake Commission (EQC) has completed were done under a building consent or exemption.

The Tide is Changing

The Tide is Changing

Sunday, 13 September 2015 4:29 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

The citizens of Canterbury are running out of time, money and feasible means of settling their insurance claims. It is now Five years post-earthquakes and with the Limitations Act looming in the background the time has come for those remaining …

The Campaigners: Fighting for Christchurchs homeowners

The Campaigners: Fighting for Christchurch's homeowners

Saturday, 12 September 2015 7:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Daughter of EQC executive being investigated again

Daughter of EQC executive being investigated again

Friday, 11 September 2015 7:01 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Daughter of EQC excutive being investigated again

Daughter of EQC excutive being investigated again

Friday, 11 September 2015 6:26 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Designers sought for Metro Sports Facility

Designers sought for Metro Sports Facility

Friday, 11 September 2015 4:13 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Colombo Streets lone survivor has sparked policy change

Colombo Street's lone survivor has sparked policy change

Friday, 11 September 2015 2:00 p.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Thanks to Brower’s advocacy, it was announced in early September 2015 that the government has halved the timeframe to make the country’s most earthquake-prone buildings safer.

CTV News Article – opening stage two

CTV News Article – opening stage two

Friday, 11 September 2015 1:58 p.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

Thank you CTV for attending our opening of stage two on the Pathway. View the News Article here: Stage two opening CTV coverage

CTV News article on Funding for the Pathway

CTV News article on Funding for the Pathway

Friday, 11 September 2015 1:55 p.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

In July CTV News ran an article about Funding for the Pathway. View it here:

Coastal Pathway set to bring  buzz to Redcliffs

Coastal Pathway set to bring buzz to Redcliffs

Friday, 11 September 2015 1:34 p.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

The Bay Harbour News 9th September 2015 Together with the improvement of the roading and traffic management and the opening of the new supermarket, the establishment of the Christchurch Coastal Pathway promises to enhance and enliven the Redcliffs Village environment. What began two years ago as an idea to create an amenity that would allow...

Coastal Pathway extends to estuary

Coastal Pathway extends to estuary

Friday, 11 September 2015 1:21 p.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

The Press. Saturday 5th September 2015. The latest stage of Christchurch’s $25 million coastal pathway has opened. Residents gathered to celebrate a further 1km section of the project being completed, which opened up the Avon Estuary for walkers and cyclists. Tim Lindley said the opening was an exciting part of a bigger vision, connecting people...

Bolder Bay Classic Run

Bolder Bay Classic Run

Friday, 11 September 2015 10:37 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

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Royal Commission of Inquiry – Repair Standards Petition

Royal Commission of Inquiry – Repair Standards Petition

Friday, 11 September 2015 10:30 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

A petition is underway for a Royal Commission of Inquiry.  A PDF version is accessible from this site.  You need to print it, full it in and return to the address on the form ideally by the 10th October 2015.   It is important that we do this as paper based petition as we believe it will […]

EQC responds to Anthony Harper proposed group action

EQC responds to Anthony Harper proposed group action

Friday, 11 September 2015 9:48 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Petition for Royal Commission inquiry into shoddy repairs launched

Petition for Royal Commission inquiry into shoddy repairs launched

Thursday, 10 September 2015 9:13 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A petition asking Parliament for a royal commission of inquiry into shoddy quake repairs has been launched.