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Air New Zealand increases flights

Air New Zealand increases flights

Thursday, 7 November 2013 12:15 p.m. by travelmagazine

Air New Zealand is boosting Pacific Island routes and will operate a third season of its Auckland to Bali service.

Colombo St and Cashel St closures for NZ Cup Week Street Party Friday 8 November

Colombo St and Cashel St closures for NZ Cup Week Street Party Friday 8 November

Thursday, 7 November 2013 12:11 p.m. by Transport4chch

Cashel Street will be closed between Oxford Terrace and High Street from 6am Friday 8 November through to 2am Saturday 9 November. Colombo Street between Hereford and Lichfield Streets will be closed from 10am Friday 8 November through to 2am …

Mayor unsure of need for residents advisors

Mayor unsure of need for residents' advisors

Thursday, 7 November 2013 11:18 a.m. by MediaRNZ

INSURERS RECEIVED “700 PORT HILLS HOMES ON UNSTABLE LAND” REPORT ON 5 NOVEMBER

INSURERS RECEIVED “700 PORT HILLS HOMES ON UNSTABLE LAND” REPORT ON 5 NOVEMBER

Thursday, 7 November 2013 10:25 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Press Release: The Insurance Council of New Zealand provided the following comments for The Press:

Unlikely consents processed

Unlikely consents processed

Thursday, 7 November 2013 10:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

Consents for rebuilds or repairs on Port Hills land deemed unstable will not be granted despite a city council report stating they are being "processed", Canterbury's largest holder of earthquake insurance claims says.

Mayor queries value of EQC advisory service

Mayor queries value of EQC advisory service

Thursday, 7 November 2013 10:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council has decided to hold off making any financial commitment to the new residential advisory service set up to help Christchurch residents struggling to get earthquake claims settled.

Unlikely consents processed

Unlikely consents processed

Thursday, 7 November 2013 10:22 a.m. by MediaStuff

Consents for rebuilds or repairs on Port Hills land deemed unstable will not be granted despite a city council report stating they are being "processed", Canterbury's largest holder of earthquake insurance claims says.

Brownlee demands EQC survey probe

Brownlee demands EQC survey probe

Thursday, 7 November 2013 10:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has signalled he is losing confidence in the Earthquake Commission (EQC)'s chief executive, demanding a "full inquiry" into how disgruntled homeowners were excluded from satisfaction surveys.

Nightmare delay for new rules

'Nightmare' delay for new rules

Thursday, 7 November 2013 10:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

Port Hills homes could be demolished and completed earthquake repairs redone if soon-to-be-released foundation guidelines are significantly altered by a new Christchurch City Council land report, insurance insiders say.

Report reveals a nightmare

Report reveals a 'nightmare'

Thursday, 7 November 2013 10:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

Port Hills homes could be demolished and completed earthquake repairs redone if soon-to-be-released foundation guidelines are significantly altered by a new Christchurch City Council land report, insurance insiders say.

Women in trades - new initiatives at CPIT

Women in trades - new initiatives at CPIT

Thursday, 7 November 2013 9:49 a.m. by CPIT Popular

CPIT is encouraging more women to consider a career in trades, announcing new scholarships and adding a new Top Female Trades student award at the annual Trades Innovation Institute (TII) celebration of achievement in trades training night on 5 November. "I am pleased to announce our new package of Women in Trades scholarships that will help women to retrain for a career in trades," CPIT CE Kay Giles said. "Working closely with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, we are develop ...

Brownlee quite annoyed over EQC survey

Brownlee 'quite annoyed' over EQC survey

Thursday, 7 November 2013 1:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee is signalling he is losing confidence in the chief executive of EQC, after it emerged some disgruntled home owners were left out of a satisfaction survey.

Detailed maps: Port Hills movement

Detailed maps: Port Hills movement

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 11:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

The council has released detailed maps showing the mass movement areas on the Port Hills.

EQC admits thousands excluded from customer surveys

EQC admits thousands excluded from customer surveys

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 10:29 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Port Hills Mass Land Movement Report Plus other items

Port Hills Mass Land Movement Report Plus other items

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 8:57 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

 

Top boss tips strong jobs growth

Top boss tips strong jobs growth

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 7:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury has 1500 fewer jobs than four months ago, signalling a slowdown in the recovery, new figures from Statistics New Zealand show.

Brownlee disappointed with surveys

Brownlee 'disappointed' with surveys

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 7:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Commission (EQC) officials will front up to Minister Gerry Brownlee to "explain" how 31,000 claimants were excluded from the commission's satisfaction surveys in the past three years.

Port Hills slope stability report released

Port Hills slope stability report released

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 5:32 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A long-awaited report looking at the slope stability of the Port Hills above Christchurch has identified 36 areas of "mass land movement" since the earthquakes.

EQC survey results called into question

EQC survey results called into question

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 5:26 p.m. by Media3News

The Earthquake Commission will redo its customer service surveys after 31,000 claimants in disputes with EQC were excluded.

EQC customer satisfaction survey sample to be re-done

EQC customer satisfaction survey sample to be re-done

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 4:31 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Having the facts eases homeowners concern

Having the facts eases homeowner's concern

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Tony Aldridge calls it the worst kept secret in Christchurch.

Port Hills homeowner "living in limbo"

Port Hills homeowner "living in limbo"

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Tony Aldridge calls it the worst kept secret in Christchurch.

Touring Christchurch...

Touring Christchurch...

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 2:20 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

 

Port Hills investigation report findings released

Port Hills investigation report findings released

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 12:55 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council today released the findings of the first of a series of reports looking at slope stability in the Port Hills after the earthquakes.

Chchs Port Hills highly unstable - report

Chch's Port Hills highly unstable - report

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 12:33 p.m. by Media3News

A total of 36 areas have suffered mass land movement after the Christchurch quakes.

Garlands Road (SH74)- crash – Now open as at 12.45PM

Garlands Road (SH74)- crash – Now open as at 12.45PM

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 12:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

Garlands Road is now open – detours have been removed.        

Council meetings now online

Council meetings now online

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 11:51 a.m. by GovtCCC

 

Future Christchurch November update

Future Christchurch November update

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 11:49 a.m. by FutureChristchurch

 

Future Christchurch Pavilion at the Canterbury A & P Show

Future Christchurch Pavilion at the Canterbury A & P Show

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 11:27 a.m. by FutureChristchurch

Find out how the greater Christchurch rebuild is progressing at this year's Canterbury A & P Show, 13-15 November 2013.

Visit the Future Christchurch Pavilion in front of the main lake turnstiles to see what's happening and talk to different organisations involved in the rebuild.

Among loads of great exhibits are an update on the anchor projects and a special Te Papa Otākaro/Avon River Precinct display.

There will be laptops available fo ...

Kiwis visit Japanese family of CTV victim

Kiwis visit Japanese family of CTV victim

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 11:18 a.m. by MediaHerald

Little old fashioned brown shoes - that was all Linda Burrowes could remember clearly about the "wee dot" of a girl when police asked her to describe what she was wearing when the CTV building crumbled on her.It is not surprising...

“On Track”: More Insurance Spin! – Guest blog by Herman Meijburg

“On Track”: More Insurance Spin! – Guest blog by Herman Meijburg

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 10:01 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

At first sight the data sketch an optimistic picture, but statistics require “close reading” in order for us to understand exactly what information we are looking at. On March 1 2013, I posted a on the Christchurch Fiasco website dealing with the latest figures on the residential rebuild as presented by Michael Wright in the Christchurch Press. In comparison with those statistics we now seem to have a more accurate account of the number of damaged homes in the greater ...

EQC excludes 31,000 claimants from survey

EQC excludes 31,000 claimants from survey

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 4:17 a.m. by MediaStuff

Doubt has been thrown on Earthquake Commission (EQC) satisfaction results after the commission admitted 31,000 claimants were excluded from its surveys in the past three years.

EQC pulled the plug

EQC pulled the plug

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 12:50 a.m. by MediaStuff



700 Port Hills homes on unstable land

700 Port Hills homes on unstable land

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 12:45 a.m. by MediaStuff



EQC waste time and money

EQC waste time and money

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 12:08 a.m. by MediaStuff



Report on Port Hills calls for more research

Report on Port Hills calls for more research

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 11:40 p.m. by MediaStuff



EQC satisfaction results suspect

EQC satisfaction results 'suspect'

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 7:43 p.m. by MediaStuff

A former Earthquake Commission (EQC) assessor turned advocate is accusing EQC of manipulating its customer satisfaction survey.

$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 Popular

 

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.

HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS GATHER TO HEAL CHRISTCHURCH

HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS GATHER TO HEAL CHRISTCHURCH

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 3:40 p.m. by HealChristchurch Popular

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.