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Discussions begin on reform of EQC Act

Discussions begin on reform of EQC Act

Monday, 6 July 2015 4:26 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission (EQC), Gerry Brownlee, and Associate Minister of Finance, Steven Joyce, say the Government has developed a number of proposals to reform the EQC Act, which are being released for public discussion today. 

Major changes to EQC Act proposed

Major changes to EQC Act proposed

Monday, 6 July 2015 4:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurers are backing a proposal for major changes to the Earthquake Commission (EQC) Act.

Public discussion invited on reform of EQC Act

Public discussion invited on reform of EQC Act

Monday, 6 July 2015 2:12 p.m. by GovtEQC

CCC Long Term Plan Update

CCC Long Term Plan Update

Monday, 6 July 2015 12:47 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

In our last OVTRK Update we referred to our submission on the Christchurch City Council Long Term Plan (LTP).  We are pleased to report that this was followed by a request to the OVTRK Organising Group (OG) for a conversation with their Community Governance Unit staff Mary Richardson and Stacey Holborough. That conversation occurred on 29 June and we will follow up.  Have you already heard

Christchurch Recovery Plan - have your say

Christchurch Recovery Plan - have your say

Monday, 6 July 2015 12:44 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Your feedback  to this is needed by Thursday 2pm 9 July  OVTRK has been given the opportunity to make a presentation on 10 July to the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee (UDSIC).   The newly released Recovery: Transition to Regeneration plan (see section 6.1) refers to the UDSIC (membership) role in considering overall leadership and coordination of

Brownlee Baiting……

Brownlee Baiting……

Monday, 6 July 2015 10:19 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Interesting article in the Press this morning by Barnaby Bennett.  I particularly enjoyed his comments about heritage and the existing buildings. “Exhibit 5: He was wrong about heritage and existing buildings. Dr Jessica Halliday explains this best in her essay …

Vital Christchurch “Conversation” Requires Leadership & Vision

Vital Christchurch “Conversation” Requires Leadership & Vision

Saturday, 4 July 2015 2:09 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Popular

Christchurch city’s largest online recovery community warns that clear leadership and vision is required following the Government’s announcement of plans for regeneration of the city.

Booze left on the shelf after 2011 earthquake

Booze left on the shelf after 2011 earthquake

Saturday, 4 July 2015 2:03 p.m. by PRNews

Release: Lincoln University

Tim Smit dreams of an Eden in Christchurch

Tim Smit dreams of an Eden in Christchurch

Friday, 3 July 2015 11:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

On Thursday night at the Canterbury Club, among the worthies and the men in suits, Sir Tim Smit was the scruffiest man in the room in his blue shirt and faded jeans. But he was also the person everyone else had come to hear.

Council claws back rebuild power

Council claws back rebuild power

Friday, 3 July 2015 5:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council clawed back some power from the Government just days before a new plan for Canterbury's earthquake rebuild was released.

Council claws back rebuild power

Council claws back rebuild power

Friday, 3 July 2015 5:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

The city council clawed back some power from the Government just days before a new plan for Canterbury's earthquake rebuild was released.

Coastal Hazards Assessment Report

Coastal Hazards Assessment Report

Friday, 3 July 2015 4:21 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Coastal Hazards Assessment Report Memo A Coastal Hazard Assessment Report has been released by the Council. Please see here

Gap cache is live!

Gap cache is live!

Friday, 3 July 2015 2:17 p.m. by GapFiller

Take your kids on a treasure hunt in the inner city these holidays A cross between the outdoor hobby of Geocaching and its retro-equivalent Letter Boxing, Gap Cache is a treasure hunt, which involves visiting six inspiring gaps in the inner-city where you can enjoy gardens, make music, play sport and fix bikes whilst in […]

New community-run, pop-up café looking for someone special …

New community-run, pop-up café looking for someone special …

Friday, 3 July 2015 12:10 p.m. by GapFiller

Te Ao community café located at 93 Stanmore Road, in Linwood Village are looking for a special person to work on a six month fixed term contract for 10-12 hours a week and applications close this Sunday, 5 June 2015. This is a project we have been proud to support.   

Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee slates Breathe Urban Village

Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee slates Breathe Urban Village

Friday, 3 July 2015 12:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $30 million urban village planned for central Christchurch "should never have started in the first place", Gerry Brownlee says.

Progress with remaining repairs

Progress with remaining repairs

Friday, 3 July 2015 11:53 a.m. by FletcherEQR

Mayors statement following Prime Ministers announcement

Mayor's statement following Prime Minister's announcement

Friday, 3 July 2015 11:41 a.m. by LianneDalziel

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has welcomed Prime Minister John Key's announcement this afternoon regarding plans for the transition of the Government's role in the recovery of Christchurch back to the city.

Coastal Hazard report released

Coastal Hazard report released

Friday, 3 July 2015 11:35 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council has today released a report identifying areas at risk from coastal inundation and coastal erosion.

Tales of success and disaster help inspire the rebuild of the Court Theatre

Tales of success and disaster help inspire the rebuild of the Court Theatre

Friday, 3 July 2015 10:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

On a sunny winter's afternoon in central Christchurch, music echoes across an empty place of gravel.

June Floods - Wanganui

June Floods - Wanganui

Friday, 3 July 2015 9:33 a.m. by GovtEQC

Christchurchs convention centre could be scaled down

Christchurch's convention centre could be scaled down

Thursday, 2 July 2015 11:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new convention centre could be downsized, Prime Minister John Key says.

Developer chosen for inner city neighbourhoods - 02 July 2015

Developer chosen for inner city neighbourhoods - 02 July 2015

Thursday, 2 July 2015 3:40 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The announcement of the appointment of a preferred development partner for the East Frame Residential project. Fletcher Residential has been confirmed as the preferred developer to work with the Government on the $800 million East and North Frame residential precinct, providing around 940 new townhouses and apartments accommodating up to 2200 residents.

Insurance & Savings Ombudsman Scheme: Canterbury update

Insurance & Savings Ombudsman Scheme: Canterbury update

Thursday, 2 July 2015 2:17 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Insurance And Savings Ombudsman Commission

Fletcher Residential wins $800m Christchurch housing project

Fletcher Residential wins $800m Christchurch housing project

Thursday, 2 July 2015 1:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Fletcher Residential will buy land from the Government to develop nearly 1000 townhouses in central Christchurch, Prime Minister John Key has announced.

Developer chosen for inner city neighbourhoods

Developer chosen for inner city neighbourhoods

Thursday, 2 July 2015 1:29 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

The new inner Christchurch frame residential living. 

Gerry Brownlee: Regeneration the focus of Chch governance

Gerry Brownlee: Regeneration the focus of Chch governance

Thursday, 2 July 2015 1:27 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Press Release: New Zealand Government

John Key Speech: Plans for earthquake recovery laws

John Key Speech: Plans for earthquake recovery laws

Thursday, 2 July 2015 1:24 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

New legislation to replace Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act

New legislation to replace Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act

Thursday, 2 July 2015 1:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new entity named Regenerate Christchurch will help take over the management of the city's rebuild from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera), Prime Minister John Key has revealed.

Developer chosen for inner city neighbourhoods

Developer chosen for inner city neighbourhoods

Thursday, 2 July 2015 12:50 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Public feedback sought on transition

Public feedback sought on transition

Thursday, 2 July 2015 12:48 p.m. by GovtCera Featured Popular

Regeneration the focus of Chch governance

Regeneration the focus of Chch governance

Thursday, 2 July 2015 12:41 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Major Christchurch recovery announcements expected

Major Christchurch recovery announcements expected

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 10:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

New power structures for Canterbury's recovery are expected to be revealed on Thursday.

Photos: Christchurch residential red zone

Photos: Christchurch residential red zone

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 2:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

Empty, overgrown sections, broken roads and houses, desolation – welcome to the residential red zones of Christchurch.

East Frame - flyover into the future

East Frame - flyover into the future

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 11:53 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Fletcher Living's vision for the East and North Frame Residential Development.

Christchurch east frame renaming a waste of resources

Christchurch east frame renaming 'a waste of resources'

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 9:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

An plan to rename a major residential development in central Christchurch has been labelled "disappointing" and "a waste of resources".

Tomorrows seminar at the In The Know Hub

Tomorrow's seminar at the In The Know Hub

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 2:37 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The In the Know Hub’s next seminar,  will be held .

East frame renaming disappointing and a waste of resources

East frame renaming 'disappointing' and 'a waste of resources'

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 7:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

An plan to rename a major residential development in central Christchurch has been labelled "disappointing" and "a waste of resources".

East frame renaming disappointing and a waste of resources

East frame renaming 'disappointing' and 'a waste of resources'

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 7:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

An plan to rename a major residential development in central Christchurch has been labelled "disappointing" and "a waste of resources".

Government misses red zone clearance target

Government misses red zone clearance target

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 5:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has missed another deadline for clearing Canterbury's flat land red zones.

Government misses red zone clearance target

Government misses red zone clearance target

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 5:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has missed another deadline for clearing Canterbury's flat land red zones.

More time for relocations from red zone

More time for relocations from red zone

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 3:42 p.m. by GovtCera Featured Popular

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has allowed extensions beyond today’s flat land red zone clearance target so that dwellings wanted for further use can be spared from demolition and relocated.

New building consents continue to surge nationally

New building consents continue to surge nationally

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:55 p.m. by GovtBeehive

 

Christchurch Printer Rises From the Ruins

Christchurch Printer Rises From the Ruins

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 11:55 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: Pride In Print

Christ Church Cathedral a symbol of negativity

Christ Church Cathedral a 'symbol of negativity'

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 8:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

The earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral has become a symbol of everything Christchurch's rebuild should not be about, city councillor Jamie Gough says.

Christ Church Cathedral a symbol of negativity, councillor

Christ Church Cathedral a symbol of 'negativity', councillor

Monday, 29 June 2015 10:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

The earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral has become a symbol of everything Christchurch's rebuild should not be about, city councillor Jamie Gough says.

On this day -  1992 California Earthquake

On this day - 1992 California Earthquake

Monday, 29 June 2015 9:35 a.m. by GovtEQC

Government set to reveal new rebuild hierarchy in Christchurch

Government set to reveal new rebuild hierarchy in Christchurch

Monday, 29 June 2015 12:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch should know on Thursday who will be in charge for the remainder of its earthquake rebuild.

New Christchurch rebuild bosses to be revealed

New Christchurch rebuild bosses to be revealed

Monday, 29 June 2015 12:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch should know on Thursday who will be in charge for the remainder of its earthquake rebuild.

New Christchurch rebuild bosses to be revealed

New Christchurch rebuild bosses to be revealed

Monday, 29 June 2015 12:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch should know on Thursday who will be in charge for the remainder of its earthquake rebuild.

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD …. part 160

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD …. part 160

Sunday, 28 June 2015 8:36 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Well, here we are nearly 4.5 years down the track from the February 2011 earthquake and still waiting.  The city is in the depths of winter and despair. The building owners are fed up and walking away,  CERA is pulling …

Extending Canterbury accommodation support

Extending Canterbury accommodation support

Sunday, 28 June 2015 12:01 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Extending Canterbury accommodation support. “Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced that the Temporary Accommodation Assistance (TAA) programme for Canterbury residents affected by earthquakes is to be extended. The TAA supports homeowners with additional costs such as rent, board, or …

Rollerblader captures Christchurch on film prior to ruinous earthquakes

Rollerblader captures Christchurch on film prior to ruinous earthquakes

Sunday, 28 June 2015 11:55 a.m. by MediaStuff

A rollerblader who shot footage of pre-quake Christchurch has posted a video of the city in its unbroken state.

Hope in the face of dishonesty and Southern Response – Guest post from the Christchurch Insurance Fiasco

Hope in the face of dishonesty and Southern Response – Guest post from the Christchurch Insurance Fiasco

Saturday, 27 June 2015 6:06 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants

The post on the Christchurch Insurance Fiasco is a MUST read for all Southern Response customers, whether they have settled or not.  The first couple of paragraphs are post below, please make sure you read the entire posting….  GO TO THE FULL POSTING HERE “The Southern Non-Response fiasco grinds on.  It seems that even after […]

Shands Emporium touches down on Manchester St, Christchurch

Shand's Emporium touches down on Manchester St, Christchurch

Saturday, 27 June 2015 1:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's oldest wooden commercial building was spotted dangling above the central city on Saturday.