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Red zone houses refurbished by offenders ready for needy families

Red zone houses refurbished by offenders ready for needy families

Friday, 5 June 2015 1:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

A further 12 red zone houses at Rolleston Prison's construction yard are heading to new Christchurch sites for families in need.

Here for the Christchurch rebuild, living in a van

Here for the Christchurch rebuild, living in a van

Thursday, 4 June 2015 11:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

While Matua Papuni methodically sweeps the Christchurch car port where he lives in his van, he mutters to himself.

Feedback released on future of Victoria Square

Feedback released on future of Victoria Square

Thursday, 4 June 2015 4:23 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Chief Executives update - 4 June  2015

Chief Executive's update - 4 June 2015

Thursday, 4 June 2015 1:19 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, John Ombler, gives a monthly update on CERA's work to lead the recovery. Read the latest edition of the Future Christchurch Update.

Gap Golf Undergoes Make-over

Gap Golf Undergoes Make-over

Thursday, 4 June 2015 1:14 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Golf Undergoes Make-over It’s not reality TV, it’s real life! Gap Golf is about to have a Make-Over bringing it up to a world-class inner city 9 hole mini-golf circuit. This weekend the kind guys and gals from Christchurch Round Table and Ladies Circle will be building a new hole The Aalt Verkerk’s No.7 […]

Gap Golf Updated With New Hole Opened

Gap Golf Updated With New Hole Opened

Thursday, 4 June 2015 1:14 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Golf’s 7th hole, The Aalt Verkerk’s, was opened on Saturday.  The Dutch themed hole is a nod to the site’s history as A. Verkerks Butcher Ltd and the family’s Dutch heritage. Putt your way down an Amsterdam canal being careful to avoid the barges; then up, over the docks through some interesting hazards and […]

What’s coming up in Gap Filler land?

What’s coming up in Gap Filler land?

Thursday, 4 June 2015 12:53 p.m. by GapFiller

What’s coming up in Gap Filler land? We’ve got some exciting projects coming up this year that we want to share with you.

Future Christchurch Update - June 2015

Future Christchurch Update - June 2015

Thursday, 4 June 2015 10:48 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

I think about suicide everyday - Christchurch shed couple

'I think about suicide everyday' - Christchurch shed couple

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 11:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

In a small tin shed in Christchurch, Natasha Fa'aaliga and Gordon Smith huddle together on a thin mattress.

Construction begins on Uni-Cycle route

Construction begins on Uni-Cycle route

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 2:11 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Contractors have started work on the first significant new construction on Christchurch City Council's Major Cycle Routes.

Rebuild Christchurch for people not cars

Rebuild Christchurch for people not cars

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 11:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

It is Saturday afternoon and the city is packed. Throngs of people of all ages saunter through the streets. Some go shopping; some sprawl out in the sunshine around fountains or in the squares; some savour an ice cream; many relax around cafe tables to eat, drink, and chat. Both young children and older adults pack the beer gardens; nobody is drunk or quarrelsome.

Christchurch quake mums sleeping in chairs, dining rooms

Christchurch quake mums sleeping in chairs, dining rooms

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 10:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

Sonya Tranter's "bed" is an armchair in the lounge of the two-bedroom property she rents in Christchurch.

St Albans News for June/July 2015

St Albans News for June/July 2015

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 6:50 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Things are getting busy in the city – SARA is fighting the plan for the Northern Arterial because not enough research has gone into its impact on downstream areas like St Albans (traffic, health etc). SARA has employed a part …

Help for Canterbury caravan mum Trina Nesbitt

Help for Canterbury caravan mum Trina Nesbitt

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 3:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

A North Canterbury mum has been humbled by offers of help.

EQC support for student virtual field trips

EQC support for student virtual field trips

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 9:04 a.m. by GovtEQC

Dunedin jolted by magnitude 4.7 quake

Dunedin jolted by magnitude 4.7 quake

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 8:46 a.m. by GovtEQC

Ive had enough - Canterbury caravan mum

'I've had enough' - Canterbury caravan mum

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 12:31 a.m. by MediaStuff

A tiny stray kitten hides under Trina Nesbitt's borrowed caravan.

2015 Gap Filler SPRING Internship : applications close 5 June!

2015 Gap Filler SPRING Internship : applications close 5 June!

Monday, 1 June 2015 3:34 p.m. by GapFiller

Adaptive Urbanism in Christchurch, New Zealand 

Christchurch Police Station Blown up by Controlled Implosion

Christchurch Police Station Blown up by Controlled Implosion

Monday, 1 June 2015 2:39 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

At 5pm on Sunday 31st May, the earthquake-damaged police station in Christchurch central was brought down by a controlled implosion.

Christchurch Gardens Their Early History

Christchurch Gardens Their Early History

Sunday, 31 May 2015 9:08 p.m. by LostChristchurch

The Old and the New [Written for THE SUN.] Sun, Volume II, Issue 563, 29 November 1915, Page 11

Watch: Christchurchs central police station implosion

Watch: Christchurch's central police station implosion

Sunday, 31 May 2015 5:16 p.m. by MediaStuff

In eight seconds 2000 metres of detonating cord and 100kg of explosives have reduced the skeletal remains of Christchurch's old central police station to rubble.

Watch live: Christchurchs central police station implosion

Watch live: Christchurch's central police station implosion

Sunday, 31 May 2015 10:29 a.m. by MediaStuff

D-Day has finally come for Christchurch's quake-damaged central police station.

Police Station Building Implosion Live Stream

Police Station Building Implosion Live Stream

Sunday, 31 May 2015 8:46 a.m. by RebuildChristchurch Recommended Featured Popular

Implosion at 32:34

Fixing New Brighton after years of neglect

Fixing New Brighton after years of neglect

Friday, 29 May 2015 10:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch barristers return to the CBD

Christchurch barristers return to the CBD

Friday, 29 May 2015 10:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

A group of lawyers are returning to the Christchurch city centre after several years in the suburbs.

Wrong visa lands rebuild workers firm in hot water

Wrong visa lands rebuild worker's firm in hot water

Thursday, 28 May 2015 3:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

The scramble for qualified tradespeople for the Christchurch rebuild has led to an appearance in court by a firm that employed a tiler with the wrong immigration visa.

Funding for more Christchurch youth events

Funding for more Christchurch youth events

Thursday, 28 May 2015 2:24 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Funding for more Christchurch youth events

Funding for more Christchurch youth events

Thursday, 28 May 2015 2:22 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Christchurch youth councils will be creating fun and exciting events this winter as a result of a funding boost from the 2014 Winter Chill programme, Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner says.

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament $45m four-year revamp

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament $45m four-year revamp

Thursday, 28 May 2015 2:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's quake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament will be revamped to the tune of $45 million over four years.

Detailed Repair/Rebuild Analysis (DRA) in the news

Detailed Repair/Rebuild Analysis (DRA) in the news

Thursday, 28 May 2015 12:46 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

You may have seen coverage in the media regarding information we provide to our customers - in particular, the Detailed Repair/Rebuild Analysis (DRA) which records the building elements of your home and the earthquake damage sustained.

Southern Response withheld insurance information to avoid confusion

Southern Response withheld insurance information to avoid 'confusion'

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 10:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

Southern Response kept some costs information from earthquake claimants to avoid "confusion" over the amounts of their insurance settlements.

Get the Slides: Insurance Dilemma Meeting – Over 600 attended

Get the Slides: Insurance Dilemma Meeting – Over 600 attended

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 10:46 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

A great turn out at the Insurance Dilemma Meeting arranged by Claimants 4 Claimants and supported by Lane Neave and Anthony Harper.

Camp Central

Camp Central

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 1:08 a.m. by peterboroughvillage

Camp Central, a temporary campervan park for the Peterborough-Manchester SW corner. With facilities and 24 hour on-site management. Camp Central PDF  

North Col Landscape Project

North Col Landscape Project

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:56 a.m. by peterboroughvillage

Information from the North Col Landscape Project Meeting – Thursday 21st, May 2015 North Col Presentation North Col Transitional Landscape Project_Appendix_Version Two_25_02_2015

North Col Streetscape Project

North Col Streetscape Project

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:56 a.m. by peterboroughvillage

Information from the North Col Landscape Project Meeting – Thursday 21st, May 2015 North Col Presentation North Col Transitional Landscape Project_Appendix_Version Two_25_02_2015

Christchurch red zone compensation plan delayed

Christchurch red zone compensation plan delayed

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 6:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Owners of vacant, commercial and uninsured properties in Christchurch's residential red zones will have to wait another two months to get a revised buyout offer.

Red Cross packs help with Christchurch cold

Red Cross packs help with Christchurch cold

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 5:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch red zone dwellers and low income families have been given winter care packages to help them through the cold snap.

Computers stolen from St Albans School

Computers stolen from St Albans School

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 3:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

In the third week of May, four desktop computers were stolen from the junior block of St Albans Primary School. Deputy Principal Glen McKenzie said that it served as a reminder to the community that even good security systems are not infallible. “We thought we had pretty good …

Update on Burwood Hospital Rebuild

Update on Burwood Hospital Rebuild

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 3:41 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

The construction of purpose-designed facilities for older people requiring hospital level rehabilitation and care at Burwood Hospital has passed the half-way mark.

Deadline for Publication of Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan Extended

Deadline for Publication of Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan Extended

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 2:47 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The deadline for the Chief Executive of CERA to make public his proposals on Crown offers to buy vacant, commercial and uninsured improved properties in the residential red zones has been extended.

Deadline for Publication of Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan Extended

Deadline for Publication of Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan Extended

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 2:08 p.m. by GovtCera

The deadline for the Chief Executive of CERA to make public his proposals on Crown offers to buy vacant, commercial and uninsured improved properties in the residential red zones has been extended.

True Green Homes collapses, couple loses $100k

True Green Homes collapses, couple loses $100k

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 1:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

When their builder went bust, a Christchurch couple thought they could at least pick up the pieces and start again.

Public Trust Office Building demolition rejected again

Public Trust Office Building demolition rejected again

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 1:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has rejected a second request for demolition of the heritage-listed Public Trust Office Building in central Christchurch.

Presentations from Cash Settlement evening May 25th

Presentations from Cash Settlement evening May 25th

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 11:30 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Here are the presentations from the Cash Settlement meeting held at the Transitional Cathedral last night. *         http://www.slideshare.net/Jotomero/may-2015-the-insurance-dilemma *         http://www.slideshare.net/Jotomero/dr-duncan-webb-of-lane-neavecash-settlments *         http://www.slideshare.net/Jotomero/peter-woods-of-anothony-harpercash-settlments-and-eqcFiled under: Uncategorized

Tower shares up on dividend hike, share buyback

Tower shares up on dividend hike, share buyback

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 9:40 a.m. by MediaHerald

Tower shares rose today to a month-high after the general insurer hiked its interim dividend and confirmed an on-market share buyback after lifting first-half earnings 36 percent on rising premiums and fewer claims.The stock jumped...

Tower shares up on dividend hike, share buyback

Tower shares up on dividend hike, share buyback

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 9:40 a.m. by MediaHerald

Tower shares rose today to a month-high after the general insurer hiked its interim dividend and confirmed an on-market share buyback after lifting first-half earnings 36 percent on rising premiums and fewer claims.The stock jumped...

Reflections from Copenhagen – Part II

Reflections from Copenhagen – Part II

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 7:56 a.m. by GapFiller

Five weeks in Copenhagen now. It’s hard to know what to report and what to leave out.   I finally visited the famous Danish Architecture Centre. Pretty incredible that my first trip there was to participate in an event (more on that later). The current exhibition is called Co-Create Your City, and is a very […]

How Id fix Christchurchs quake-hit eastern suburbs

How I'd fix Christchurch's quake-hit eastern suburbs

Monday, 25 May 2015 3:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

Frustrated residents living in Christchurch's say it's time "positive change" started to take place in the area.

CTV building memorial at centre of Knox Plaza

CTV building memorial at centre of Knox Plaza

Monday, 25 May 2015 1:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

When Graham Bennett's new public sculpture Extant is officially opened early in June, John Ryder, Christchurch businessman and owner of Knox Plaza on Victoria Street, will be thinking of his former-business partner Brian Taylor and the 80 staff and students from Kings Education at the CTV building who lost their lives in the February 2011 quake.

Relationships Aotearoa closing would be just the start, warns sector

Relationships Aotearoa closing would be just the start, warns sector

Monday, 25 May 2015 11:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

The funding crisis, which may force the closure of Relationships Aotearoa could just be the start of a "challenging time" for Canterbury social services.

Christchurchs $53 million bus interchange opens

Christchurch's $53 million bus interchange opens

Monday, 25 May 2015 10:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

University students, school pupils and tradesmen were among the dozens of people catching a bus for the first time at Christchurch's new bus interchange.

On this day - 1968 Inangahua Earthquake

On this day - 1968 Inangahua Earthquake

Monday, 25 May 2015 9:27 a.m. by GovtEQC

Bus Interchange opening signals new era

Bus Interchange opening signals new era

Monday, 25 May 2015 9:04 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

This weeks seminar at the In The Know Hub

This week's seminar at the In The Know Hub

Sunday, 24 May 2015 11:36 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The In the Know Hub’s next cash settlement seminar coming up will be called