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Red-zone house shoved beyond property boundary

Red-zone house shoved beyond property boundary

Thursday, 5 March 2015 10:31 a.m. by MediaStuff

Tony Bennett is among the majority of Port Hills red zoners to accept compensation for his earthquake-damaged home.

Kaiapoi Red Zone photographic exhibition

Kaiapoi Red Zone photographic exhibition

Thursday, 5 March 2015 7:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Kaiapoi Public Library is currently hosting an exhibition of Red Zone photographs by Cosmo Kentish-Barnes. Cosmo  spent a few months around Kaiapoi photographing earthquake damage. F

$17m pool in plan for the east

$17m pool in plan for the east

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 10:41 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A third new pool complex is being proposed for Christchurch's eastern suburbs.

Canterbury building reached a record in 2014

Canterbury building reached a record in 2014

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 10:17 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Construction in Canterbury is at record levels with the peak yet to come.

CTV News Story - Te Matatini 1

CTV News Story - Te Matatini 1

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 6:51 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Interview With Deon Swiggs

CTV News Story - Interview With Deon Swiggs

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 6:48 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News Story - RSA Backdown

CTV News Story - RSA Backdown

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 6:35 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - PM on EQC

CTV News Story - PM on EQC

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 6:34 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - 4th March 2015

CTV News - 4th March 2015

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 6:33 p.m. by MediaCTV

When will Christchurch police station implode?

When will Christchurch police station implode?

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 5:40 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A date for the implosion of Christchurch's former police station has not been confirmed, despite social media reports suggesting otherwise.

Christchurchs rebuild begins with massive $4 billion construction spend

Christchurch's rebuild begins with massive $4 billion construction spend

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 3:23 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Construction in Canterbury is at record levels, with almost $4 billion worth of construction work done last year.

ROADWORKS: Waltham Road Overbridge one lane in both directions from Monday

ROADWORKS: Waltham Road Overbridge one lane in both directions from Monday

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 12:16 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users are advised that from Monday March 9th the Waltham Street Overbridge will be reduced to one lane on each side for approximately ten days while repair work is carried out on the bridge. For those travelling southbound, Barbadoes …

RecoveryWorks – April programme places available!

RecoveryWorks – April programme places available!

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 11:45 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

RecoveryWorks is a change programme for people living in Canterbury, aged 18 or over and who experience moderate levels of anxiety. The programme includes 10 x four-hour workshops plus 4 individual coaching sessions and is highly effective in helping people towards recovery and a renewed sense of wellbeing. RecoveryWorks is free; however there are eligibility...

Final total for Port Hills Crown offer acceptances

Final total for Port Hills Crown offer acceptances

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 11:36 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The final total for the acceptance of the Port Hills red zone Crown offer is now available.

Rebuild tools stolen, repainted, resold

Rebuild tools stolen, repainted, resold

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 11:31 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Thieves are stealing thousands of dollars worth of tools from building sites, disguising them with a fresh coat of paint and then selling them back into the rebuild.

CPIT opens $15.9m sports and wellbeing centre

CPIT opens $15.9m sports and wellbeing centre

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 8:56 a.m. by CPIT Popular

Prime Minister John Key has officially opened the first new building in CPIT's ambitious plan to invest in the future of vocational training with modern facilities and contemporary learning delivery.

Fair Insurance Code FAQ – Part 1

Fair Insurance Code FAQ – Part 1

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 6:21 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) is not part of the Revised Code, just an explanation of the Review process and some of the positions taken by ICNZ on particular issues.

Earthquake responses in new book

Earthquake responses in new book

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 10:40 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Nathan Durkin looked up from unsuccessfully trying to resuscitate a badly injured person during the Christchurch earthquake and saw a group of school pupils looking on.

House of the week: Cashmere

House of the week: Cashmere

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 9:14 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An old white weatherboard home on a sheltered eastern slope in Cashmere, Christchurch, had already been extensively renovated when Liam and Judith Walshe bought it 15 years ago.

CTV News Story - Two Weeks out Charity

CTV News Story - Two Weeks out Charity

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 6:32 p.m. by MediaCTV

Cash Settling – the pitfalls

Cash Settling – the pitfalls

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 6:31 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

More and more Cantabrians are cash settling their earthquake claims. I personally find this a very concerning development and believe that any homeowner wanting to cash settle should think seriously before entering into any such agreement. One should at least …

International FRENCH Cricket World Cup Grande Finale

International FRENCH Cricket World Cup Grande Finale

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 4:26 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Sunday 8th March, 2015 11am-1pm It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for!  

EVENT: Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival – North Hagley Park

EVENT: Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival – North Hagley Park

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 2:09 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users are advised that from Wednesday 4th March till Sunday 8th March Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival takes place in North Hagley Park. 

John Key says shoddy quake repairs should be fixed

John Key says shoddy quake repairs should be fixed

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 1:54 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Prime Minister John Key says shoddy repair work on quake-damaged Canterbury homes is "worrying" and any repairs not up to par should be fixed.

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Tuesday, 3 March 2015 9:30 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Deadline for April/May  St Albans News

Deadline for April/May St Albans News

Monday, 2 March 2015 11:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Reminder: The next issue of St Albans News, April/May is being prepared at the moment for delivery in a few weeks’ time. If you have any articles, photographs (full colour or monochrome), news stories, feature articles to be considered for …

High paid EQC staff fail their customers

High paid EQC staff 'fail' their customers

Monday, 2 March 2015 11:16 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

One in five Earthquake Commission (EQC) staff are paid more than $100,000 a year.

Sheds rescued for art project

Sheds rescued for art project

Monday, 2 March 2015 11:02 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

It is a race against time as Billy Wilson tries to save tool and garden sheds in the residential red zone from demolition.

Future of quake-hit camp in doubt

Future of quake-hit camp in doubt

Monday, 2 March 2015 10:49 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Christchurch City Council is considering closing the popular South Brighton Holiday Park because of the high cost of fixing the quake-damaged land and buildings.

Lynched - Monday 2nd March

Lynched - Monday 2nd March

Monday, 2 March 2015 9:06 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

What happens with damaged retaining walls?

What happens with damaged retaining walls?

Monday, 2 March 2015 7:42 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

If you have a damaged retaining wall on your property, then you may find the following episode of  useful, providing a clearer idea of what the steps to resolution might be.

Getting to grips with the Canterbury Guidance

Getting to grips with the Canterbury Guidance

Monday, 2 March 2015 7:40 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released an online tool to support its Guidance for repairing and rebuilding homes in Canterbury.

Canterbury Live - 2nd March 2015

Canterbury Live - 2nd March 2015

Monday, 2 March 2015 7:02 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - 2nd March 2015

CTV News - 2nd March 2015

Monday, 2 March 2015 6:50 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Lets Go Shopping - 2nd March 2015

Let's Go Shopping - 2nd March 2015

Monday, 2 March 2015 6:41 p.m. by MediaCTV

It’s not too late for lawn bowls…

It’s not too late for lawn bowls…

Monday, 2 March 2015 4:22 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

There are still a few places left for teams or individuals to join our lawn bowls tournament on 13th March at the Burnside Lawn Bowls Club. Don’t miss out on the chance to join the coveted ranks of Coffey lawn bowls champions. Please RSVP to Tess Martin as soon as possible if you are interested in taking […]

EQC stands behind repair quality

EQC stands behind repair quality

Monday, 2 March 2015 1:53 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Gutsy report tells EQC to treat customers as people

'Gutsy' report tells EQC to treat customers as people

Monday, 2 March 2015 10:48 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

MBIE Guidelines- Sarah’s view on the matter

MBIE Guidelines- Sarah’s view on the matter

Monday, 2 March 2015 8:34 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

An insurance policy constitutes the rights and entitlements for the policyholder under the insurance contract. The courts have long insisted that the parties are to be confined within the four corners of the contract in which they have chosen to enshrine their agreement. Nowhere in my contract with State Insurance or in your contract will you find reference to the MBIE Guidelines – they are neither provided for or even anticipated. The Guidelines were

Assessing the ICNZ Revised Fair Insurance Code - Part 3

Assessing the ICNZ Revised Fair Insurance Code - Part 3

Monday, 2 March 2015 6:35 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

This post considers the final part of the Revised Code. 

ICNZ make a more detailed response.

ICNZ make a more detailed response.

Sunday, 1 March 2015 8:00 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Thursday’s blog covered the Insurance Council of New Zealand’s (ICNZ) response to an article on an insurance business website. The article featured the Avonside Blog’s commentary on the revised Fair Insurance Code. 

Sir John Hansen is a man with a plan

Sir John Hansen is a man with a plan

Saturday, 28 February 2015 4:07 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

How not to begin an interview. Suggest to a distinguished ex-High Court judge - and current chair of the Press Council - that he might be Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee's political puppet.

New Canterbury homes failing building surveys

New Canterbury homes failing building surveys

Saturday, 28 February 2015 7:38 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Prominent Canterbury home builders failed more than a third of their final building code inspections in the last six months of 2014.

$1.72m for as-is-where-is house

$1.72m for as-is-where-is house

Saturday, 28 February 2015 7:36 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A Christchurch home in as-is-where-is condition has sold for $1.72 million.

Assessing the ICNZ Revised Fair Insurance Code - Part 2

Assessing the ICNZ Revised Fair Insurance Code - Part 2

Saturday, 28 February 2015 6:28 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

As we get further into the Revised Code the number of new issues raised slows down. 

CTV News - 27th February 2015

CTV News - 27th February 2015

Friday, 27 February 2015 6:48 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News Story - Age Concern

CTV News Story - Age Concern

Friday, 27 February 2015 6:16 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Post-earthquake Christchurch occupied territory

Post-earthquake Christchurch 'occupied territory'

Friday, 27 February 2015 2:46 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Four years goes very quickly. At first, for many a Cantabrian, we thought it would never end. With multiple quakes each day, news reports and inquiries, salutes to the deserving heroes, and of course the demolition and rehabilitation works, every day was a trial for those who were attempting to move on. The dissipation of the earthquakes was a relief, and still is. The people, however, are left with an aftermath of disenfranchisement.

Canterbury Live - February 27th 2015

Canterbury Live - February 27th 2015

Friday, 27 February 2015 2:17 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

How to be better prepared for earthquakes

How to be better prepared for earthquakes

Friday, 27 February 2015 1:25 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Themes – ‘Learning to be Happy’.

Themes – ‘Learning to be Happy’.

Friday, 27 February 2015 11:38 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

ROADWORKS: Moorhouse Ave overbridge one lane eastbound from Monday

ROADWORKS: Moorhouse Ave overbridge one lane eastbound from Monday

Friday, 27 February 2015 10:30 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users are advised that from Monday 2 March work SCIRT work progresses on the Moorhouse Ave overbridge.

ROADWORKS: Moorhouse Ave overbridge one lane eastbound

ROADWORKS: Moorhouse Ave overbridge one lane eastbound

Friday, 27 February 2015 10:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from Monday 2 March work SCIRT work progresses on the Moorhouse Ave overbridge. The eastbound overbridge lanes will be reduced to one lane for three months. Motorists may experience some delays in peak times. The …

What can NZ learn from Japan about earthquakes?

What can NZ learn from Japan about earthquakes?

Friday, 27 February 2015 10:20 a.m. by MediaStuff

CBD – Available Routes Map 6 March – 13 March

CBD – Available Routes Map 6 March – 13 March

Friday, 27 February 2015 10:15 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

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

Where to from here for ICNZ?

Where to from here for ICNZ?

Friday, 27 February 2015 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

First, a minor correction regarding yesterday's post. The title, as originally posted, was almost what was intended, but not quite so my apologies for that. It was a bit of tongue in cheek and there was supposed to be a question mark at the end of the title – the omission was missed and I have now put one there. Even the Avonside blogger can get a little irritated and distracted when a lot of

Christchurch earthquake: A son so sadly missed

Christchurch earthquake: A son so sadly missed

Friday, 27 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Mt Pleasant News 26 February 2015

Mt Pleasant News 26 February 2015

Thursday, 26 February 2015 8:01 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Sponsor A Square Foot update A BIG thank you goes to all residents who have purchased Square Feet in our campaign to raise funto rebuild the new community centre. With just 118 […]

ROADWORKS: Aldwins Road Closure Sunday night

ROADWORKS: Aldwins Road Closure Sunday night

Thursday, 26 February 2015 4:30 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Marlborough Street will be left turn in only from Aldwins Road during this period.

Christchurch Recovery Four Years On - By Numbers

Christchurch Recovery Four Years On - By Numbers

Thursday, 26 February 2015 3:52 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Four years on: