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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

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

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

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.

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

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

 

Christchurch short-term housing response underway

Christchurch short-term housing response underway

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

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

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

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

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

Slum landlord turns to legal accommodation

Slum landlord turns to legal accommodation

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

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.

ROADWORKS: Colombo/Somerfield/Strickland Sts wastewater repair

ROADWORKS: Colombo/Somerfield/Strickland Sts wastewater repair

Friday, 13 March 2015 3:20 p.m. by Transport4chch

Sewer repairs effecting Colombo, Strickland and Somerfield streets are due to begin on Monday, March 16. Two way traffic will be maintained on Somerfield and Colombo streets, however turning restrictions will be in place. There will be no entry to …

Have your say on the Disposal of CERA documentation before 22nd March

Have your say on the Disposal of CERA documentation before 22nd March

Friday, 13 March 2015 3:04 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

This is the link to the New Zealand Archives website http://archives.govt.nz/advice/intentions-dispose/canterbury-earthquake-recovery-authority . At this page you can submit your comments in relation to the shedding of documentation planned around the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority. On the website the documentation intended for …

Chief Executives update - 13 March 2015

Chief Executive's update - 13 March 2015

Friday, 13 March 2015 2:20 p.m. by GovtCera

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

Quake Outcasts Win - Great news! 
We hope this brings some more clarity to the l...

Quake Outcasts Win - Great news! We hope this brings some more clarity to the l...

Friday, 13 March 2015 1:35 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Quake Outcasts Win - Great news!
We hope this brings some more clarity to the land claim settlements.
Considering that EQC has covered up all the land damage from June 2011. It is timely to look at the actual land damage in the East. The EQC stage 3 Land Reports only include land damage up till June 2011. Check the dates on the maps. 23 December earthquake under the Eastern Suburbs measured the tenth largest Peak Ground Acceleration ever measured in the world.
A substantial Land D ...

Human Rights Commission delighted with Supreme Court result

Human Rights Commission delighted with Supreme Court result

Friday, 13 March 2015 12:37 p.m. by HumanRightsComm

The government should act swiftly and take an individualised approach to each of the families remaining in Christchurch’s Red Zone, says Chief Human Rights Commissioner David Rutherford in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on the ‘Quake Outcasts’ today.

Red zoners four-year battle for justice

Red zoners four-year battle for justice

Friday, 13 March 2015 12:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

The group's plight, extended to them, in fact started nearly four years ago, but their case was a slow burner.

Update on the great hops experiment

Update on the great hops experiment

Friday, 13 March 2015 12:04 p.m. by GapFiller

The hops were planted back in October 2014 and the bines (that’s right, not vines) have now climbed to reach the top of the Arcades.  They are abundant with flowers at the moment, which will hopefully develop to hop cones.  They will be harvested late this Autumn by local brewers for turning into beer. It’s a bit […]

NZ Supreme Court Judgment: Quake Outcasts v CERA

NZ Supreme Court Judgment: Quake Outcasts v CERA

Friday, 13 March 2015 11:49 a.m. by NZSupremeCourt Popular

Judgment: Quake Outcasts v CERA

Quake Outcasts win in Supreme Court

Quake Outcasts win in Supreme Court

Friday, 13 March 2015 11:42 a.m. by MediaStuff

A group of Christchurch red-zoners have won a court decision to be properly compensated for their quake-damaged properties.

Crown reviewing Supreme Court ruling

Crown reviewing Supreme Court ruling

Friday, 13 March 2015 11:36 a.m. by GovtCera

 

Tropical cyclone Pam Bigger than Bola

Tropical cyclone Pam 'Bigger than Bola'

Friday, 13 March 2015 11:28 a.m. by GovtEQC

CBD – Available Routes Map 13 March – 20 March

CBD – Available Routes Map 13 March – 20 March

Friday, 13 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

CBD – Available Routes Map 20 March – 27 March

CBD – Available Routes Map 20 March – 27 March

Friday, 13 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

Sharing NZ expertise to reduce disaster risk

Sharing NZ expertise to reduce disaster risk

Friday, 13 March 2015 9:44 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Quakes stripped each resident of 150 days of "healthy life"

Quakes stripped each resident of 150 days of "healthy life"

Thursday, 12 March 2015 9:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

Each person in Canterbury lost 150 days of "healthy life" in the aftermath of the February earthquake, new research claims.

CTV News Story - Worksafe Checks

CTV News Story - Worksafe Checks

Thursday, 12 March 2015 6:56 p.m. by MediaCTV

Design begins on Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Design begins on Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Thursday, 12 March 2015 5:16 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

A milestone project for Christchurch's eastern suburbs is about to take shape, with Councillors today agreeing to proceed with the design of the Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre.

Mt Pleasant Community Centre AGM

Mt Pleasant Community Centre AGM

Thursday, 12 March 2015 3:54 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

All welcome to celebrate the past year while we look forward to the one ahead. AGM 23Mar15

When the insurance companies retreat from coastal hazards the banks will follow....

When the insurance companies retreat from coastal hazards the banks will follow....

Thursday, 12 March 2015 3:30 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

When the insurance companies retreat from coastal hazards the banks will follow. Is this recovery aimed at people or Banks and Insurance companies? People stuck on hazardous coastal land will be facing very challenging times ahead. Leaving hundreds of families below high tide protected by temporary stop banks is under no circumstances sustainable recovery for the people.



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Final sign-off for New Brighton Centre Master Plan

Final sign-off for New Brighton Centre Master Plan

Thursday, 12 March 2015 2:57 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council today gave the final sign-off on the Master Plan for the recovery and redevelopment of New Brighton’s commercial centre.

Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub gets go-ahead

Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub gets go-ahead

Thursday, 12 March 2015 2:48 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council will get the ball rolling on a long-awaited sports hub, after Councillors today approved the development at Nga Puna Wai.

ROADWORKS: Dyers Pass Road – Resealing work finished early – now open – 30km/h speed limit in place

ROADWORKS: Dyers Pass Road – Resealing work finished early – now open – 30km/h speed limit in place

Thursday, 12 March 2015 2:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Resealing work on Dyers Pass Road between Summit Road and Governors Bay Road has finished early and the road is now fully open. 

Future Christchurch Update - March 2015

Future Christchurch Update - March 2015

Thursday, 12 March 2015 1:58 p.m. by GovtCera

Quake proofing advice pays off

Quake proofing advice pays off

Thursday, 12 March 2015 11:46 a.m. by GovtEQC

Victoria Square Redevelopment - Is it Legal?

Victoria Square Redevelopment - Is it Legal?

Thursday, 12 March 2015 10:47 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Victoria Square has been in the spotlight recently due to the plans made by the CCDU to redevelop it. CERA have now backtracked a bit and called for public consultation . Victoria Square is a historically important area to the city with it previously called Market Square. It is an area that was not largely damaged by the earthquakes and serves as a nice green space in the city. The square is protected under the Christchurch City (Reserves) Empowering Act 1971.

ROADWORKS: Aldwins/Ferry/Ensors intersection CLOSURE Sunday night

ROADWORKS: Aldwins/Ferry/Ensors intersection CLOSURE Sunday night

Thursday, 12 March 2015 9:39 a.m. by Transport4chch

The centre of the Aldwins/Ferry/Ensors Road intersection will be closed on Sunday night 15 March from 5pm until 7am Monday 16 March for stormwater pipe replacement. The following movements only will be allowed at the intersection during these works: From …

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code and its shortcomings – Part 1

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code and its shortcomings – Part 1

Thursday, 12 March 2015 6:35 a.m. by avonsidechch

The Fair Insurance Code serves two purposes: operational and political. 

Christchurch earthquake: Were here to stay

Christchurch earthquake: 'We're here to stay'

Thursday, 12 March 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Vision for the Crossing Unveiled

Vision for the Crossing Unveiled

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 7:47 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Carter Group

CTV News - 11th March 2015

CTV News - 11th March 2015

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 7:09 p.m. by MediaCTV

Demolition of Lichfield Street Carpark to begin

Demolition of Lichfield Street Carpark to begin

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 4:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council will begin demolishing Lichfield Street Carpark later this month.

Quake cuts healthy life short by 150 days

Quake cuts healthy life short by 150 days

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 3:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Each person in Canterbury lost 150 days of "healthy life" in the aftermath of the February earthquake, new research claims.

Memorial feedback open until Sunday

Memorial feedback open until Sunday

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 1:46 p.m. by GovtCera

Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Nicky Wagner says hundreds of people have given their opinion on the six short-listed Canterbury Earthquake Memorial designs and the public have until Sunday 15 March to provide further feedback.

Public Notice of Objection to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s intention to dispose of records and documentation – Guest post by WeCAN

Public Notice of Objection to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s intention to dispose of records and documentation – Guest post by WeCAN

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 1:08 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Just to let you know that this letter has been sent out today to: 1.TV1 News, Radio NZ, CTV News 2. His Excellency Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae GNZM, QSO Governor-General of New Zealand 3. The director, …

Margaret Mahy Family Playground main works soon to start

Margaret Mahy Family Playground main works soon to start

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 12:25 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Work on the Margaret Mahy Family Playground is about to step up a notch as the next stage of construction goes out to tender today.

Public Notice of Objection to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s intention to dispose of records and documentation.

Public Notice of Objection to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s intention to dispose of records and documentation.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 12:22 p.m. by WeCAN

On behalf of the people and communities of Christchurch, the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network (WeCan) are asking for an to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's (CERA) plan to dispose of any records, information or documentation pertaining to:

ROADWORKS: Park Tce Southbound Closure Monday 16th March

ROADWORKS: Park Tce Southbound Closure Monday 16th March

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 10:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from Monday 16th March Park Tce will be closed to southbound traffic from Bealey Ave to Kimore Street while stormwater repairs take place.