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$7500 paid to contractor with criminal record

$7500 paid to contractor with criminal record

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 6:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

Val Branson is nervously waiting on the Earthquake Commission (EQC) to decide whether she will be reimbursed for work done by controversial Christchurch firm Alligator Drainage Ltd.

EQC implementing OAG’s recommendations

EQC implementing OAG’s recommendations

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 4:28 p.m. by GovtEQC

 

Port Hills GNS Science report findings release 6 November 2013

Port Hills GNS Science report findings release 6 November 2013

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 3:52 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

On Wednesday 6 November Christchurch City Council will release the findings of the first of a series of reports looking at slope stability in the Port Hills after the earthquakes. This series of reports follows earlier reports on rockfall/boulder roll and cliff collapse.

Auditor-General’s report, Earthquake Commission: Managing the Canterbury Home Repair Programme

Auditor-General’s report, Earthquake Commission: Managing the Canterbury Home Repair Programme

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 3:32 p.m. by Swiggs Recommended Popular

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EQC gets tickle up from auditor-general

EQC gets tickle up from auditor-general

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 3:09 p.m. by Media3News

Lyn Provost's evaluation of EQC's performance so far was presented to Parliament today.

Moorhouse eastbound between Montreal & Antigua Streets restored to two lanes – expect delays over next couple of days

Moorhouse eastbound between Montreal & Antigua Streets restored to two lanes – expect delays over next couple of days

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 1:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Update 08th November 2013 Moorhouse Avenue between Antigua and Montreal Streets has now been restored to two lanes while repairs are being carried out on the burst water main. Traffic will flow through the parking lane until which means parking …

Public to have say in future of red-zone land

Public to have say in future of red-zone land

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 11:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

The public will get to have a say in the fate of the large tracts of flat land in Christchurch red-zoned by the Government, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

EQC report echoes long-standing complaints

EQC report echoes long-standing complaints

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 11:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

Another day, another negative, embarrassing and yet predictable day for the Earthquake Commission (EQC).

Council to lift lid on Port Hills building risks

Council to lift lid on Port Hills building risks

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 11:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

The risks of building on the Port Hills will be revealed when a critical report on land stability, which the Christchurch City Council has sat on for months, is finally made public.

Evicted tenant decries housing waste

Evicted tenant decries housing waste

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 11:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

A former tenant of a red-zoned Christchurch City Council housing complex is questioning why habitable units are sitting empty when there is a shortage of accommodation in the city.

Brownlee defends EQC performance

Brownlee defends EQC performance

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 11:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has brushed off a report criticising the Earthquake Commission's (EQC) poor communication and inconsistent dealings with quake-affected Cantabrians.

Report on Port Hills building risks today

Report on Port Hills building risks today

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 11:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

The risks of building on the Port Hills will be revealed when a critical report on land stability, which the Christchurch City Council has sat on for months, is finally made public.

Evicted council tenant decries housing waste

Evicted council tenant decries housing waste

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 11:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

A former tenant of a red-zoned Christchurch City Council housing complex is questioning why habitable units are sitting empty when there is a shortage of accommodation in the city.

Outside 471 Linwood Avenue – reduced eastbound lanes due to burst watermain

Outside 471 Linwood Avenue – reduced eastbound lanes due to burst watermain

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 11:07 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that eastbound lanes outside 471 Linwood Avenue have been reduced due to a burst watermain. Duration of the lane reduction not known at this time.

Moorhouse eastbound between Montreal & Antigua Streets reduced to one lane – burst water main

Moorhouse eastbound between Montreal & Antigua Streets reduced to one lane – burst water main

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 10:20 a.m. by Transport4chch

Moorhouse Avenue has been reduced to one lane eastbound between Montreal & Antigua Streets due to a burst water main. The duration of the lane reductions is unknown at this time.

Protesters greet Mayor, Brownlee at public meeting

Protesters greet Mayor, Brownlee at public meeting

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 8:25 a.m. by Media3News

 

Fireworks Display New Brighton 5 November – road closures and restrictions

Fireworks Display New Brighton 5 November – road closures and restrictions

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 7:54 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

The  from 6pm on Tuesday 5November for the New Brighton fireworks display.

EQC advised to prioritise certainty for homeowners

EQC advised to prioritise certainty for homeowners

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 1:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Auditor-General has recommended that the Earthquake Commission prioritise actions to give homeowners more certainty after a "scathing" report into its performance criticised its dealings with residents after the Canterbury earthquakes.

Damning report into EQC practices

Damning report into EQC practices

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 1:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Auditor-General has recommended that the Earthquake Commission prioritise actions to give homeowners more certainty after a "scathing" report into its performance criticised its dealings with residents after the Canterbury earthquakes.

Scarborough pool may cost $700k

Scarborough pool may cost $700k

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 12:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council will need to find at least $680,000 if it wants to replace the Scarborough paddling pool, latest cost estimates suggest.

Scarborough pool replacement to cost council

Scarborough pool replacement to cost council

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 12:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council will need to find at least $680,000 if it wants to replace the Scarborough paddling pool, latest cost estimates suggest.

EQC pays legal costs over email blunder

EQC pays legal costs over email blunder

Monday, 4 November 2013 8:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

Months after the Earthquake Commission (EQC) obtained a court order preventing further publication of leaked client information, it has finally paid the legal costs of one of the key figures behind the saga.

The stress of waiting for EQC

The stress of waiting for EQC

Monday, 4 November 2013 8:10 p.m. by Media3News

Kelvin and Olivia Stevens' EQC claim was dealt with by the October 31st deadline for small claims - just not in the way they were expecting.

CERA Rebuild and Recovery Forum LIVE Stream

CERA Rebuild and Recovery Forum LIVE Stream

Monday, 4 November 2013 6:20 p.m. by rebuild Featured Popular

Rebuild and Recovery Forum Stream will be live at 630pm, Monday 4th November

NPDC helps with Chch rebuild

NPDC helps with Chch rebuild

Monday, 4 November 2013 4:50 p.m. by PRNews

Media Release: New Plymouth District Council

Insurance concern in Christchurch says Property Council

Insurance concern in Christchurch says Property Council

Monday, 4 November 2013 4:48 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Media Release: Property Council NZ

Labour’s KiwiAssure raises some questions too.

Labour’s KiwiAssure raises some questions too.

Monday, 4 November 2013 2:46 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

As I mentioned in my previous blog there are some very important questions for Labour to clarify and answer regarding their proposal to revisit the way we insure our homes and businesses in the future in relation to Labour’s new …

CASH SETTLEMENTS BEWARE – Guest Blog by Kevin Seque

CASH SETTLEMENTS BEWARE – Guest Blog by Kevin Seque

Monday, 4 November 2013 2:27 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Featured Popular


CanCERN Newsletter #106 -  1 November  2013

CanCERN Newsletter #106 - 1 November 2013

Monday, 4 November 2013 2:09 p.m. by CanCERN Recommended Popular


Weekly Council Activities 4-10 November 2013

Weekly Council Activities 4-10 November 2013

Monday, 4 November 2013 2:06 p.m. by GovtCCC

 

Authorities concerned at asbestos management in Canterbury

Authorities concerned at asbestos management in Canterbury

Monday, 4 November 2013 1:39 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Joint Media Release: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Canterbury Medical Officer

Insurers report progress on settling claims

Insurers report progress on settling claims

Monday, 4 November 2013 12:58 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Barbadoes Street work – delayed

Barbadoes Street work – delayed

Monday, 4 November 2013 12:12 p.m. by Transport4chch

Off-peak work that was due to start on Barbadoes Street today has now been delayed until the end of November.

Rev Mike Colemans silent protest

Rev Mike Coleman's silent protest

Monday, 4 November 2013 10:58 a.m. by Coleman

Labour would ratchet up the risk for everyone - Brownlee

Labour would ratchet up the risk for everyone - Brownlee

Monday, 4 November 2013 10:43 a.m. by GerryBrownlee Popular

"Labour might hate private insurance companies, but the reality is they’re paying for $20 billion of the Canterbury rebuild - twice New Zealand’s annual corporate tax take," Mr Brownlee says.

Kiwi insurance ill-conceived back to the future policy

Kiwi insurance ill-conceived back to the future policy

Monday, 4 November 2013 10:39 a.m. by PRNews

The Labour Party today announced that if elected to Government in 2014 it would establish KiwiAssure offering home, contents and vehicle insurance, along with cover for small business plant and equipment.

Westpac confirms move back into Christchurch CBD

Westpac confirms move back into Christchurch CBD

Monday, 4 November 2013 10:35 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Westpac New will be moving into state of the art premises and transferring its operations, support services, business bankers and a flagship branch into a prime position in the new Christchurch CBD.

Education Minister should call it quits over Phillipstown debacle

Education Minister should call it quits over Phillipstown debacle

Monday, 4 November 2013 10:34 a.m. by PRNews

Education spokesperson Tracey Martin says that today’s announcement that Hekia Parata won’t appeal the High Court’s ruling that the merger with Woolston School was unlawful; it is a victory for the school community which fought so hard for what it believed in.

St Albans News latest

St Albans News latest

Sunday, 3 November 2013 11:40 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The November issue of the colourful St Albans News is now available online. It features, among other articles, details a new group set up for residents living in flood prone areas of St Albans and an interview with new city councillors, Pauline Cotter and Ali Jones, who represent the Shirley-Papanui ward.

Christchurch firms must embrace different ways

Christchurch firms must embrace different ways

Sunday, 3 November 2013 9:33 p.m. by MediaThePress



Why doesnt Town link to Gown?

Why doesn't Town link to Gown?

Sunday, 3 November 2013 8:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

The continuing saga of a beseiged building owner in the Christchurch CBD… part 130

The continuing saga of a beseiged building owner in the Christchurch CBD… part 130

Sunday, 3 November 2013 4:48 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

There was an interesting article by Liz McDonald in the CHCH Press 30th October 2013,  talking about the potential for the oversupply of office space that looks like it may become an issue for the city. Link Here: 

Community groups may have key role in disaster recovery

Community groups may have key role in disaster recovery

Sunday, 3 November 2013 4:09 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Labour announces Christchurch housing plan

Labour announces Christchurch housing plan

Sunday, 3 November 2013 1:52 p.m. by Media3News

 

A Change of Heart: the Labour Party has put disaster coverage on the agenda- some sense at last!

A Change of Heart: the Labour Party has put disaster coverage on the agenda- some sense at last!

Sunday, 3 November 2013 1:04 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Here in Christchurch we have been struggling with our insurance companies for well over three years. Through the often heart-breaking stories of affected Cantabrians, as regularly reported in the media, people have become aware that the way insurance companies have operated post quakes has complicated the recovery and the lives of many. Political parties have woken up to the idea that something has to be done to prevent such a fiasco from happening again. New Zealand First and now the ...

Cash Settlements: What the Insurer’s Don’t Want You to Know – Guest Post by Adrian Cowie

Cash Settlements: What the Insurer’s Don’t Want You to Know – Guest Post by Adrian Cowie

Sunday, 3 November 2013 11:59 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Much has been written about the pros and cons of accepting Cash Settlements for Earthquake Damage. Almost all of writers have focussed only on whether you would be able to get the scoped repairs actually completed for the settlement amount. That is, will the cash settlement amount be enough to get the scoped repairs completed.

Legal challenges expose hasty process

Legal challenges expose hasty process

Saturday, 2 November 2013 8:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cunliffe unveils KiwiAssure insurer

Cunliffe unveils 'KiwiAssure' insurer

Saturday, 2 November 2013 4:18 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Labour would ratchet up the risk for everyone

Labour would ratchet up the risk for everyone

Saturday, 2 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Westpac secures Christchurch site

Westpac secures Christchurch site

Saturday, 2 November 2013 12:33 p.m. by Media3News

Westpac will move 450 staff into new offices in the centre of Christchurch in the middle of 2016.

City built for love, not money

City built for love, not money

Saturday, 2 November 2013 1:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

High construction and land costs are killing property development profits in central Christchurch, scaring off out-of-town developers.

Causeway reopens with first open section of the new Christchurch Coastal Pathway

Causeway reopens with first open section of the new Christchurch Coastal Pathway

Friday, 1 November 2013 9:44 p.m. by CoastalPathway

On Friday 1 November after six months of detours around the back of McCormacks Bay, mayor Lianne Dalziell, assisted by local Redcliffs school pupils cut the ribbon to re-open the causeway and open the first new section of the Christchurch Coastal …

Causeway re-opened today!

Causeway re-opened today!

Friday, 1 November 2013 8:04 p.m. by MtPleasantCC



follow-up from forum

follow-up from forum

Friday, 1 November 2013 6:30 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

 

Soleares Avenue closure from next week – detour in place

Soleares Avenue closure from next week – detour in place

Friday, 1 November 2013 4:11 p.m. by Transport4chch

From 4 November, Soleares Ave will be closed to through traffic from just below Cadiz Lane to 29 Soleares Ave at the base of the hill for rock stabilization work.

Soleares Avenue closed – detour in place

Soleares Avenue closed – detour in place

Friday, 1 November 2013 4:11 p.m. by Transport4chch

From 4 November, Soleares Ave will be closed to through traffic from just below Cadiz Lane to 29 Soleares Ave at the base of the hill for rock stabilization work. The detour route for Soleares Ave residents is via Mount …

Residents bitten by Alligator Drainage

Residents bitten by Alligator Drainage

Friday, 1 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A drainage company run by a former criminal and a former bankrupt has obtained numerous Christchurch jobs by telling customers the Earthquake Commission (EQC) will reimburse costs without prior authorisation.

Westpac signs up as first Gough tenant

Westpac signs up as first Gough tenant

Friday, 1 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild of Christchurch's core retail precinct has taken a leap forward, with banking giant Westpac signing up as the first new office tenant.

A familys quake bureaucracy nightmare

A family's quake bureaucracy nightmare

Friday, 1 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Ian and Amanda Thompson took their family on a holiday to Geraldine when Earthquake Commission assessors came to their Lyttelton home.