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Rebuild speed will surprise

Rebuild speed 'will surprise'

Thursday, 15 August 2013 8:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch residents worried about potential delays in the rebuild of the central city and anchor projects should take heart that technology can aid quick big-build results.

Earthquake prone buildings – Cabinet Paper and Cabinet Minutes

Earthquake prone buildings – Cabinet Paper and Cabinet Minutes

Thursday, 15 August 2013 7:53 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment have released the Cabinet Paper and associated Cabinet Minute discussing and agreeing to the provisions for legislation requiring Territorial Authorities to assess buildings and for the buildings to be strengthened or demolished. Links to the documents are on their website  (part way down the page).

Zumba Fridays at Potters House

Zumba Fridays at Potters House

Thursday, 15 August 2013 5:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Zumba Classes have begun at the Potters House at 10 Berwick Street but anyone interested in a fun way to get fit can join in anytime. Zumba Gold is a class for beginners -it’s slower and lots of fun. Runs …

Transitional cathedral acts as a unique draw-card for visitors

Transitional cathedral acts as a unique draw-card for visitors

Thursday, 15 August 2013 4:40 p.m. by TourismChCh Popular

Christchurch's new Transitional ‘cardboard’ Cathedral will be a unique draw-card for visitors and an attractive new venue for conference and event organisers, say the region's tourism leaders.

Ali Jones to Stand for Council

Ali Jones to Stand for Council

Thursday, 15 August 2013 4:19 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Causeway Update

Causeway Update

Thursday, 15 August 2013 3:51 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

For the latest on the causeway works please see here

Day 906 - CPIT Sullivan Ave meeting

Day 906 - CPIT Sullivan Ave meeting

Thursday, 15 August 2013 3:41 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

Health Minister visits site for new Burwood Hospital

Health Minister visits site for new Burwood Hospital

Thursday, 15 August 2013 3:20 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

 

Householders Guide to EQCover - Updated

Householders Guide to EQCover - Updated

Thursday, 15 August 2013 2:23 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

 

EQC Orders Ministry of Propaganda to Stop Posting on EQC Truths

EQC Orders Ministry of Propaganda to Stop Posting on EQC Truths

Thursday, 15 August 2013 2:12 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Day 906 - Vulnerability Assessment Form

Day 906 - Vulnerability Assessment Form

Thursday, 15 August 2013 2:02 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

Day 906 - On the Road to Recovery screens 26 August

Day 906 - On the Road to Recovery screens 26 August

Thursday, 15 August 2013 1:54 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

Website Update August 2013 - How to Engage

Website Update August 2013 - How to Engage

Thursday, 15 August 2013 1:31 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Christchurch nightlife continues to rise

Christchurch nightlife continues to rise

Thursday, 15 August 2013 12:13 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Christchurch nightlife including restaurants, bars and cafes is already back to almost 80 percent of pre-earthquake levels, a University of Canterbury (UC) marketing expert says.

UC research peoples positive outlook three years on

UC research people's positive outlook three years on

Thursday, 15 August 2013 12:12 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

CURTAINS SOON TO OPEN ON HOTEL

CURTAINS SOON TO OPEN ON HOTEL

Thursday, 15 August 2013 12:08 p.m. by PRNews

The Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch will be transformed into a stage for a colourful cast of characters when the city’s Arts Festival gets underway later this month.


One of the Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch’s suites will be the staging venue for Hotel, a play which explores what goes on behind the closed doors of a hotel room.

Hotel is theatre at its most intimate. The audience will literally be in the room with the characters and wil ...

New fund focuses on quality of life in Canterbury

New fund focuses on quality of life in Canterbury

Thursday, 15 August 2013 11:58 a.m. by Commtrust Popular

The Canterbury Community Trust (‘the Trust’) is proactively supporting innovation and employment by launching a new $2.5 million Social Enterprise Fund, says a leading US public policy consultant.

Surveyors not needed for floor tilt checks - EQC

Surveyors not needed for floor tilt checks - EQC

Thursday, 15 August 2013 10:58 a.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Victoria Street, City – southbound only between Kilmore & Peterborough Street from 19 August

Victoria Street, City – southbound only between Kilmore & Peterborough Street from 19 August

Thursday, 15 August 2013 9:59 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Stage One of SCIRT wastewater works will restrict Victoria Street between Kilmore and Peterborough Street to one lane southbound only from 19 August.

NZDF hosts multinational planning exercise in Christchurch

NZDF hosts multinational planning exercise in Christchurch

Thursday, 15 August 2013 9:42 a.m. by NickyWagner Popular

Day 906 - SCIRT - project information

Day 906 - SCIRT - project information

Thursday, 15 August 2013 9:06 a.m. by addingtonaction

(Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team) is rebuilding the city's earthquake damaged roads, fresh water, wastewater and stormwater networks.

Avonside photography project update

Avonside photography project update

Thursday, 15 August 2013 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch

The University of Canterbury have posted more information about the project   .

Construction industry 12 per cent female

Construction industry 12 per cent female

Thursday, 15 August 2013 1:51 a.m. by MediaThePress



Transport plan hits speed bump

Transport plan hits speed bump

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 9:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

It seems Christchurch's central-city transport plan has hit a speed bump.

Day 905 - Hoon Hay Network

Day 905 - Hoon Hay Network

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 9:05 p.m. by addingtonaction

The monthly meeting of the Hoon Hay Network was held at Rowley Resource Centre today at lunchtime. Attending were many representatives of organisations in the area who come together to listen to useful speakers, pass on updates and swap notes for the betterment of the people.

Among other speakers today, Mike Peters gave a 10 minute talk and demo about the uninsured home repair programme about to kick off that will fix 200 homes in South Christchurch of the next few years.
In the discus ...

New Brighton Project Newsletter August 2013

New Brighton Project Newsletter August 2013

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 8:12 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

Final offers sent to property owners in anchor project areas

Final offers sent to property owners in anchor project areas

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 8:02 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Chch restaurateurs special opening

Chch restaurateur's special opening

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 7:52 p.m. by Media3News

Campbell Live reporter Jendy Harper is in Christchurch at an extra special Jonny Schwass opening.

High Court decision on pressure sewers announced

High Court decision on pressure sewers announced

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 6:54 p.m. by GovtCCC

The findings of a High Court hearing into the introduction of new pressure wastewater systems in Richmond were outlined at today's meeting of Christchurch City Council's Environment and Infrastructure Committee.

Christchurch Town Hall update August 2013

Christchurch Town Hall update August 2013

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 6:52 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

In Case You Have Not Seen It On Barbadoes Street

In Case You Have Not Seen It On Barbadoes Street

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 6:44 p.m. by EQCTruths

The bosses at EQC are too busy exploiting the tragedy to care about the people freezing in their houses for the third consecutive winter.  Fortunately, some homeowners are naming and shaming EQC and its accomplices.  

Utility of land- EQC  land claims rather than Govt. buy out etc.

Utility of land- EQC land claims rather than Govt. buy out etc.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 6:29 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Here is an excerpt from an e-mail I received regarding land claims.  It contains some very useful information for anyone willing to wade through it.

Environment Court decision made about Hagley Oval

Environment Court decision made about Hagley Oval

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 6:27 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Christchurch City Council is pleased with the outcome of the Environment Court decision released today, which means the process around the further redevelopment of Hagley Oval can progress.

New Energy Grants for the Christchurch Rebuild

New Energy Grants for the Christchurch Rebuild

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 6:26 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

The Christchurch Agency for Energy has established a $1.8 million fund in a bid to reduce carbon emissions by encouraging sustainable energy initiatives in the city rebuild.

Harlequin Public House Reopens

Harlequin Public House Reopens

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 6:21 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Christchurch quake used as case study for global military

Christchurch quake used as case study for global military

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 4:50 p.m. by MediaHerald

The deadly 2011 Christchurch earthquake is being used as a case study for China, the United States and Australia, who are all taking part in a unique military training exercise outside Christchurch this week.

Sydenham Pod Park Opens

Sydenham Pod Park Opens

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 3:25 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Repairs start on Christchurch Art Gallery

Repairs start on Christchurch Art Gallery

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 3:21 p.m. by GovtCCC

Repair work has started on the Christchurch Art Gallery, with the re-levelling tender that will relieve stress in the building's foundations having been awarded.

Great deal for Christchurch first home buyers

Great deal for Christchurch first home buyers

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 2:23 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

Institute calls for surveyors to assess quake-damaged homes

Institute calls for surveyors to assess quake-damaged homes

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 12:31 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Institute of Surveyors is calling on the Earthquake Commission to use registered professional surveyors when assessing some earthquake damaged houses in Christchurch.

AA Insurance - more on the July progress update

AA Insurance - more on the July progress update

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 7:45 a.m. by avonsidechch

In my post on the 10th of August () the observation was made that nearly half the AA Insurance rebuilds had “been cashed settled which, on the face of it, suggests a full replacement policy isn’t all it was advertised to be.”

Building cheaply a false economy

Building cheaply a false economy

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 8:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Companies, especially multinationals, tend to be fixated with the bottom line: Profit, cutting costs and maximising returns for the shareholder. While those things are important, more enlightened companies are focusing on the need for a bottom line that also measures social and environmental responsibility.

Pneumonia risk from liquefaction

Pneumonia risk from liquefaction

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 8:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

The liquefaction that caused added hardship to parts of earthquake-hit Christchurch may also have increased the risk of residents getting pneumonia.

Day 904 - CHCH101 returns

Day 904 - CHCH101 returns

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 8:11 p.m. by addingtonaction

Earlier this afternoon the CHCH101 class from University of Canterbury arrived to help paint and finish off wee jobs at 124 Garlands Rd Depot.

The jobs done well were
The trailer of gear was loaned by the Student Volunteer Army.

The keen team were
Everyone had a good time, most learnt new skills and a number were keen to come back help again especially on the pole barn build. So they are going to keep an eye on the website and the facebook page for when to turn up.

Ci ...

Southern Response - the use of lighter cladding for rebuilds

Southern Response - the use of lighter cladding for rebuilds

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 8:00 p.m. by avonsidechch

If you have/had a brick house that is to be rebuilt it appears the Southern Response may substitute a lighter material for the external cladding. The news release is  and reads:

Council debates saving Chch Town Hall

Council debates saving Chch Town Hall

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 5:06 p.m. by Media3News

CERA and Pediments…..

CERA and Pediments…..

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 3:23 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

On a completely different subject for a change.   Pediments: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

CERA and Pediments…..

CERA and Pediments…..

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 3:23 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

On a completely different subject for a change.   Pediments: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about the architectural element. Pediment. A pediment is an element in classical, neoclassical and baroque architecture, and derivatives therefrom, consisting of a …

Taking shape…

Taking shape…

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 1:58 p.m. by TempleforChCh

Less than three weeks till the Temple opens!

Powers needed to keep engineers in line

Powers needed to keep engineers in line

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 1:29 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

The Press – Opinion by Andrew Cleland, chief executive of the Institution of Professional Engineers. 

Golf Links Road between Joy Street & New Brighton Road northbound only

Golf Links Road between Joy Street & New Brighton Road northbound only

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 1:20 p.m. by Transport4chch

A one-way system is in place for northbound road users on Golf Links Road from New Brighton Road to Joy Street.    A  detour is in place for southbound road users.

Building act changes

Building act changes

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 1:10 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Changes have recently been made to the building act, after earthquake claims have been lodged. .

CCC Floor Levels

CCC Floor Levels

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 12:42 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Information about floor levels and changes resulting from the earthquakes can be found on the council’s website here: .

Housing NZ uses red zone homes

Housing NZ uses red zone homes

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 12:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

There was a "hell of a lot of red tape" to cut through but finally red-zoned homes are being put to good use.

From red zone to all-go zone

From red zone to all-go zone

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 12:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

There was a "hell of a lot of red tape" to cut through but finally red-zoned homes are being put to good use.

History of Avonside subject of exhibition

History of Avonside subject of exhibition

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 12:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

An exhibition documenting the history of a red-zoned Christchurch suburb will open next week.

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