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TIme is on your side if you are at flood risk and your claim is not settled. The...

TIme is on your side if you are at flood risk and your claim is not settled. The...

Friday, 20 March 2015 3:56 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

TIme is on your side if you are at flood risk and your claim is not settled. The owner of the risk, be it the insurance company or the home owner will have to face this harsh fact. This report will have a big impact in Christchurch.

“The response from the insurance industry to sea level rise will be the same as what we are seeing in Christchurch. With increased frequency of flooding you get premiums being raised as a first step, then you get higher excesses in policies and then you get ...

Replacement Ferrymead Bridge to reopen to traffic

Replacement Ferrymead Bridge to reopen to traffic

Friday, 20 March 2015 3:25 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The replacement Ferrymead Bridge will open to traffic this weekend, four years on from the February 2011 earthquakes that caused significant damage to the original bridge and ground conditions under the Ōpāwaho / Heathcote River.

Broadening perspectives on Christchurch

Broadening perspectives on Christchurch

Friday, 20 March 2015 3:04 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Victoria University

Sothebys moves back to central Chch

Sotheby's moves back to central Chch

Friday, 20 March 2015 3:01 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Leading real estate agency New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty (NZSIR) has returned to central Christchurch after a three-year hiatus following the Canterbury earthquakes.

The Piano - Centre for Music and the Arts Build Underway

The Piano - Centre for Music and the Arts Build Underway

Friday, 20 March 2015 1:36 p.m. by ThePiano Popular

The construction of a new Centre for Music and the Arts in Christchurch is officially underway following a launch ceremony held at the neighbouring Isaac Theatre Royal on Monday 16 March. Sited at 156 Armagh St, in the heart of the Performing Arts Precinct, the centre is the result of collaboration and co-operation between Christchurch City Council, CERA, The Crown and the organisation formerly known as the Music Centre of Christchurch Trust, said board chairman Steve Jones.

EVENT: Le Race – Saturday 21 March – Watch for cyclists

EVENT: Le Race – Saturday 21 March – Watch for cyclists

Friday, 20 March 2015 1:01 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Le Race 2015 will start from Cathedral Square. Between 6am – 8.30am Worchester St will be closed west of Colombo St to Chancery Lane. 

ROADWORKS: St Andrews Hill Road – CLOSED from 7pm Sun 22 March

ROADWORKS: St Andrews Hill Road – CLOSED from 7pm Sun 22 March

Friday, 20 March 2015 11:43 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

St Andrews Hill Road will be CLOSED from Main Road through to Te Awakura Terrace from 7pm on Sunday 22 March 2015 for approximately 2 months.

ROADWORKS: St Andrews Hill Road – CLOSED until late May

ROADWORKS: St Andrews Hill Road – CLOSED until late May

Friday, 20 March 2015 11:43 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

St Andrews Hill Road will be CLOSED from Main Road through to Te Awakura Terrace from 7pm on Sunday 22 March 2015 for approximately 2 months. The closure relates to the construction of a retaining wall and drainage and pavement …

NZ Insurance system "envy of the world"

NZ Insurance system "envy of the world"

Friday, 20 March 2015 11:30 a.m. by GovtEQC

CBD – Available Routes Map 27 March – 3 April

CBD – Available Routes Map 27 March – 3 April

Friday, 20 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

ROADWORKS: Waltham Overbridge Monday 23 March

ROADWORKS: Waltham Overbridge Monday 23 March

Friday, 20 March 2015 8:23 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users are advised that from Monday SCIRT  repair work will progress on the Waltham Overbridge. 

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code – Part 3

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code – Part 3

Friday, 20 March 2015 7:18 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Insurance policies and the associated code of conduct cannot be seen in isolation from those who buy the policies, and the claims experiences they undergo. 

Building inspection failures delay consents

Building inspection failures delay consents

Thursday, 19 March 2015 11:48 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Consenting delays in Christchurch are being made worse by a nearly 50 per cent fail rate on building inspections, the city council says.

Chinese quake city could inspire Christchurch rebuild

Chinese quake city could inspire Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 19 March 2015 10:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

An earthquake-hit Chinese region wants to host Christchurch rebuild leaders and show them how it recovered from the disaster.

Yingxius cube of love heals quake wounds

Yingxiu's 'cube of love' heals quake wounds

Thursday, 19 March 2015 10:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

The town of Yingxiu in southwest China has a 10-metre high "cube of love". Inside is a sculpture of a tree with giant breasts protruding from its trunk and babies crawling up to suckle on them.

CTV News Story - Playground

CTV News Story - Playground

Thursday, 19 March 2015 6:42 p.m. by MediaCTV

IAG’s Settlement Approach

IAG’s Settlement Approach

Thursday, 19 March 2015 3:02 p.m. by IAGinsurance Featured Popular

Enabling legislation for new housing development on Riccarton Racecourse

Enabling legislation for new housing development on Riccarton Racecourse

Thursday, 19 March 2015 11:05 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Special legislation is being proposed to amend the Christchurch Racecourse Reserve Act 1878 to enable a new housing development on Yaldhurst and Steadmans Roads in Riccarton, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

Student theatre may not be rebuilt

Student theatre may not be rebuilt

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 10:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Students are being asked what they want to replace the earthquake-damaged University of Canterbury Students' Association (UCSA) building.

CTV News - 18th March 2015

CTV News - 18th March 2015

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 7:04 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News Story - Vacant Spaces

CTV News Story - Vacant Spaces

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 7:01 p.m. by MediaCTV

Welcome to Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

Welcome to Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 5:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Rebuilding Christ Church Cathedral is not a compromise says Jim Anderton

Rebuilding Christ Church Cathedral is 'not a compromise' says Jim Anderton

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 1:49 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A plan to rebuild the Christ Church Cathedral in wood means demolishing it first, says Jim Anderton.

Rebuilding Christ Church Cathedral is not a compromise says Jim Anderton

Rebuilding Christ Church Cathedral is 'not a compromise' says Jim Anderton

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 1:49 p.m. by MediaStuff

A plan to rebuild the Christ Church Cathedral in wood means demolishing it first, says Jim Anderton.

Challenge to those responsible for the Christchurch recovery

Challenge to those responsible for the Christchurch recovery

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 1:20 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

Christchurch company sends two helicopters to Vanuatu

Christchurch company sends two helicopters to Vanuatu

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 12:57 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

EVENT: Christchurch City 2 Surf – Sunday March 22

EVENT: Christchurch City 2 Surf – Sunday March 22

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 12:20 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

The annual Christchurch City 2 Surf fun run will take place Sunday March 20 6am-1pm. Please plan ahead and expect multiple closures. 

Is Cera past its used-by date?

Is Cera past its used-by date?

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 10:04 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Dust swirls in the nor'wester. Weeds flourish. They are all that does.

Is Cera past its use-by date?

Is Cera past its use-by date?

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 10:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

Dust swirls in the nor'wester. Weeds flourish. They are all that does.

Building costs expected to climb further

Building costs expected to climb further

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 9:48 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's construction costs, already the highest in the country, are expected to climb 6 per cent annually until at least the end of 2016.

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Ever since t...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/91395608/Chch_Recovery_0315.pdf Ever since t...

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 8:45 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular


Ever since the earthquakes occurred, I have become progressively more concerned about the post earthquake land damage, and how the information, critical to the earthquake recovery, has been omitted from calculations and dangerous hazards were not being identified. Responsible planning should be the first part of any recovery. It is extremely troubling to see what is going on in Christchurch. The movement and subsequent damage to the land during the earthquakes is the cause of the majority o ...

Sir Miles Warren design may break four-year Christ Church Cathedral deadlock

Sir Miles Warren design may break four-year Christ Church Cathedral deadlock

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 7:43 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Anglican leaders are considering restoration options for the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral to break the legal deadlock over the historic building.

Sir Miles Warren design may break four-year Christ Church Cathedral deadlock

Sir Miles Warren design may break four-year Christ Church Cathedral deadlock

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 7:43 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Anglican leaders are considering restoration options for the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral to break the legal deadlock over the historic building.

CTV News - 17th March 2015

CTV News - 17th March 2015

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 7:04 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

All Right Campaign, Lynched - 16th March 2015

All Right Campaign, Lynched - 16th March 2015

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 6:56 p.m. by ChrisLynch Popular

Social Recovery can take 5 - 10 years. How is your emotional wellbeing post earthquake.

CTV News Story - Lyttelton Housing

CTV News Story - Lyttelton Housing

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 6:38 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

ROADWORKS: Halswell Junction & Sparks Rd night-time closures – DELAYED

ROADWORKS: Halswell Junction & Sparks Rd night-time closures – DELAYED

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 2:30 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Due to unsuitable weather conditions, this work, which was to start Monday 16 March, has been delayed.  Updates will be provided here.  Halswell Junction Road and Sparks Road will be closed during night time hours (8pm – 7am) from tonight …

Council seeks feedback on Long Term Plan

Council seeks feedback on Long Term Plan

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 12:55 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council today launched a six week campaign to get public feedback on its Long Term Plan.

Another $138 million for Christchurch schools

Another $138 million for Christchurch schools

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 11:46 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye say almost $140m is to be spent on the next wave of schools to be repaired and rebuilt in Christchurch.

Christchurch schools to get $138m for earthquake repairs

Christchurch schools to get $138m for earthquake repairs

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 11:38 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Government has approved $138 million funding for the next round of repairs of Christchurch schools.

Coping with Social Anxiety on Public Transport

Coping with Social Anxiety on Public Transport

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 8:50 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

The fear of using the bus or train is one of the most often cited examples of social anxiety – and it’s no surprise.

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code – Part 2

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code – Part 2

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

In this post we will look at whether the Code is fair or transparent, and whether utmost good faith remains relevant to New Zealand insurance practices.

CTV News - 16th March 2015

CTV News - 16th March 2015

Monday, 16 March 2015 6:37 p.m. by MediaCTV

Whitebait on the move

Whitebait on the move

Monday, 16 March 2015 4:01 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The Canterbury earthquakes devastated the lower reaches of the Heathcote River / Ōpāwaho and its mouth at the Avon-Heathcote estuary.

EQC sends out first flood vulnerability settlement packs

EQC sends out first flood vulnerability settlement packs

Monday, 16 March 2015 2:56 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Insurance Council Signs UN Statement on Disaster Resilience

Insurance Council Signs UN Statement on Disaster Resilience

Monday, 16 March 2015 1:25 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand has signed the United Nations Statement in support of disaster risk reduction released at the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster and Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan.

Transitional, Emergency is Welcome News

Transitional, Emergency is Welcome News

Monday, 16 March 2015 1:10 p.m. by GlennLivingstone Featured Popular

 

Christchurch short-term housing response underway

Christchurch short-term housing response underway

Monday, 16 March 2015 1:09 p.m. by GovtBeehive Recommended Popular

Vulnerable families and single people in need of housing in Christchurch will be better supported by a new short-term housing service, says Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett.

Mindfulness….to treat OCD………

Mindfulness….to treat OCD………

Monday, 16 March 2015 11:46 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

By Steve Volk|Wednesday, December 11, 2013, A ground-breaking therapy, relying on mindfulness meditation to treat obsessive compulsive disorder, suggests even adult brains have neuroplasticity. Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz got a phone call at 3 p.m., a script before 5 p.m. and the next afternoon he was there, sitting with Leonardo DiCaprio, exploring the intricacies of one...

Helping bring the Ōtākaro back to life

Helping bring the Ōtākaro back to life

Monday, 16 March 2015 10:34 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

River restoration work as part of Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct project is nearing completion – ahead of programme. Project managed by Coffey, contractor City Care has removed more than 5,000 tonnes of liquefaction sediment between the bridges of Colombo and Barbadoes streets, with gravel cleaning and preparation of areas to accommodate planting. Aquatic scientists […]

ROADWORKS: Halswell Junction & Sparks Rd night-time closures

ROADWORKS: Halswell Junction & Sparks Rd night-time closures

Monday, 16 March 2015 9:30 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Halswell Junction Road and Sparks Road will be closed during night time hours (8pm – 7am) from tonight (Monday 16 March) for approximately four nights for road resurfacing work. NOTE: The closures will be not be implemented at the same …

ROADWORKS: DELAYED Halswell Junction & Sparks Rd night-time closures

ROADWORKS: DELAYED Halswell Junction & Sparks Rd night-time closures

Monday, 16 March 2015 9:30 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Due to unsuitable weather conditions, this work has been delayed.  It is anticipated if the weather improves it may go ahead tomorrow night, however, updates will be provided here. Halswell Junction Road and Sparks Road will be closed during night …

What do we want from a memorial?

What do we want from a memorial?

Sunday, 15 March 2015 2:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

It used to be that a memorial was a list of names on a plaque, a statue on a plinth, a place to lay wreaths. New Zealand towns are dotted with them, war memorials to local sons who did not come home.

Christchurch quake: Running through the rubble

Christchurch quake: Running through the rubble

Saturday, 14 March 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Slum landlord turns to legal accommodation

Slum landlord turns to legal accommodation

Friday, 13 March 2015 10:18 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch slum landlord Craig Skilling intends to go straight with a new accommodation business catering for mental health patients.

Court orders quake compensation land revised

Court orders quake compensation land revised

Friday, 13 March 2015 9:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

Barbara Byers always believed in insurance. Her faith just needed a boost.

Red-zone fairness argument rejected

Red-zone 'fairness' argument rejected

Friday, 13 March 2015 9:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Supreme Court's decision on compensation for the Quake Outcasts and their fellow red-zoners hinges on one point: that their insurance status should not be a "determinative factor" in their compensation offer.

CTV News - 13th March 2015

CTV News - 13th March 2015

Friday, 13 March 2015 6:42 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Social Housing

CTV News Story - Social Housing

Friday, 13 March 2015 6:29 p.m. by MediaCTV

No health risk with asbestos removal: Cera

No health risk with asbestos removal: Cera

Friday, 13 March 2015 5:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

Asbestos being removed from Christchurch's residential red zone does not pose a health hazard, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) says.