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Poems and politics

Poems and politics

Sunday, 11 September 2016 12:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

She may be a budding politician but Dora Roimata Langsbury also writes poetry. This one about her father is one of the poems that adorned wire fences along Victoria St. My Father’s Footsteps I can see you up ahead of …

Lindon Boyce – Central ward election candidate

Lindon Boyce – Central ward election candidate

Saturday, 10 September 2016 9:00 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Lindon Boyce is a candidate for the Central Ward 

Big names to attend recovery symposium

Big names to attend recovery symposium

Saturday, 10 September 2016 11:07 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Rising construction costs force prices up of renting and buying properties

Rising construction costs force prices up of renting and buying properties

Saturday, 10 September 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Construction costs for residential and commercial builds is forcing sale and rental prices to new heights.

Meet the candidates for election

Meet the candidates for election

Saturday, 10 September 2016 12:55 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Bailies, Edgeware Village Time: September 12, from 7pm Description: Meet the candidates for Christchurch City Council and ask them questions in this meeting hosted by the St Albans Residents Association.

Dora Roimata Langsbury, Central Ward candidate

Dora Roimata Langsbury, Central Ward candidate

Saturday, 10 September 2016 12:18 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Dora Roimata Langsbury is an Independent candidate standing for a position as councillor (and also for the community board) for the Central Ward 

Generation Zero Local Body Election Questions - Deon Swiggs

Generation Zero Local Body Election Questions - Deon Swiggs

Friday, 9 September 2016 5:13 p.m. by Swiggs

Answers in Response to questions given by Generation Zero. 

Greening The Red Zone Presentation To Regenerate Christchurch

Greening The Red Zone Presentation To Regenerate Christchurch

Friday, 9 September 2016 1:55 p.m. by greeningtheredzone Featured Popular

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St Albans News with election special

St Albans News with election special

Friday, 9 September 2016 1:45 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Abberley Park may be getting a bigger playground but will it have an impact on other users such as family games, community gatherings and dog owners? Find out about the outcome of the hearing on the BP Edgeware extension, the …

WikiNews 008 September 2016

WikiNews 008 September 2016

Friday, 9 September 2016 12:52 p.m. by PRNews

 

Severe 6.2 quake strikes south of NZ

Severe 6.2 quake strikes south of NZ

Friday, 9 September 2016 10:27 a.m. by GovtEQC

Silver Award for The Southern Response Archaelogical Risk Management project

Silver Award for The Southern Response Archaelogical Risk Management project

Friday, 9 September 2016 12:50 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Christchurch innovation has come out on top as rebuild projects took home half the awards at a prestigious national engineering competition.

SARA AGM

SARA AGM

Thursday, 8 September 2016 11:49 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Residents Association (SARA) AGM Sunday 25th September 2016 starting at 4pm – 6pm St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St. The AGM will be opened by the St Albans Starjam Dance Group. Come along and hear about …

Christchurch anchor projects plagued by land contamination

Christchurch anchor projects plagued by land contamination

Thursday, 8 September 2016 9:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Contamination issues have plagued Christchurch's anchor project sites with the Crown forced to fork out millions of dollars removing hazardous materials from land.

Birds eye vision for a native forest and wetland park in the Red Zone:

Birds eye vision for a native forest and wetland park in the Red Zone:

Thursday, 8 September 2016 8:49 p.m. by aofpnz Featured Popular

The Avon-Ōtākaro Forest Park group have released a visual fly-through presentation to demonstrate their vision for a city to sea native forest park in Christchurch’s Avon River Red Zone.

Insurer signals further Canterbury claims boost

Insurer signals further Canterbury claims boost

Thursday, 8 September 2016 3:05 p.m. by EQCFix





Tower braces for $16.2m...due to it spending more on litigation and over-cap EQC claims; Share price hits 12-year low

Tower braces for $16.2m...due to it spending more on litigation and over-cap EQC claims; Share price hits 12-year low

Thursday, 8 September 2016 3:04 p.m. by EQCFix

Tower is warning its shareholders it expects its profit after tax to take a $16.2 million hit, as it engages in more court action and receives additional claims from the Earthquake Commission (EQC), six years on from the Canterbury quakes.  

Earthquake repairs – a never-ending story

Earthquake repairs – a never-ending story

Thursday, 8 September 2016 3:00 p.m. by EQCFix

Brilliant summary that is perhaps not unique to the author..

My series of blogs on the Insurance Aftershock in Christchurch have come to an end – for now.

My series of blogs on the Insurance Aftershock in Christchurch have come to an end – for now.

Thursday, 8 September 2016 7:31 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

As I leave Christchurch I notice that everyday a steady stream of people are joining the face book page Christchurch Earthquake Dodgy Repairs. It saddens me to know that problems from undervalued settlements and ‘shoddy repairs’ are going to be a reality for many Christchurch families for the years to come.

Southern Response satisfaction rating low, insurer to wind down Canty operations

Southern Response satisfaction rating low, insurer to wind down Canty operations

Wednesday, 7 September 2016 6:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians have scored their experience with Southern Response 4.4 out of 10.

Southern Response satisfaction rates 4.4 out of 10

Southern Response satisfaction rates 4.4 out of 10

Wednesday, 7 September 2016 6:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians have scored their experience with Southern Response 4.4 out of 10.

Court of Appeal seeks to rein in shemozzle arising from CTV building case

Court of Appeal seeks to rein in 'shemozzle' arising from CTV building case

Wednesday, 7 September 2016 5:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

A case against an engineer linked to the collapsed CTV building in Christchurch has become "bigger than ", and needs to be reined it, a Court of Appeal judge has said.

Old city bus now a home for quake-affected Christchurch homeowner Rebecca Wright

Old city bus now a home for quake-affected Christchurch homeowner Rebecca Wright

Wednesday, 7 September 2016 1:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Without the bus parked in her front yard, Rebecca Wright would still be bathing in a bucket.

The Dock: Not quite a fairy tale… but a fairly good tale!

The Dock: Not quite a fairy tale… but a fairly good tale!

Wednesday, 7 September 2016 11:00 a.m. by GapFiller

You might remember one of our projects from last year, The Commons Shelter Challenge. About six months ago we made the tough decision to discontinue this project and not build the winning entry, The Dock. After taking some time to wrap things up and reflect a little, we decided we wanted to share the story […]

Drainage Assessment and Settlement Confirmation Form

Drainage Assessment and Settlement Confirmation Form

Wednesday, 7 September 2016 8:43 a.m. by GovtEQC

Canterbury Geotechnical Database awarded Gold

Canterbury Geotechnical Database awarded Gold

Wednesday, 7 September 2016 8:14 a.m. by GovtEQC

Taxpayers fund ex-recovery boss Warwick Isaacs $55k management course in France

Taxpayers fund ex-recovery boss Warwick Isaacs' $55k management course in France

Tuesday, 6 September 2016 8:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's former central city rebuild boss has attended a taxpayer-funded management course in France, more than a year after leaving the Government's recovery organisation.

September newsletter

September newsletter

Tuesday, 6 September 2016 4:09 a.m. by SouthernResponse

To view our latest customer newsletter, please .

Top Christchurch architect suing Tower for millions over unusual repair method

Top Christchurch architect suing Tower for millions over 'unusual' repair method

Monday, 5 September 2016 9:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

An award-winning Christchurch architect is dumbfounded by Tower Insurance's "highly unusual" earthquake repair plan to winch his home back into place.

Christchurchs oldest timber bridge reopens after $1 million restoration

Christchurch's oldest timber bridge reopens after $1 million restoration

Monday, 5 September 2016 7:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

"An eccentric old bugger" built this, city councillor Jamie Gough said as he and some sheep reopened Christchurch's oldest timber bridge.

Christchurch developers drop court action over McKenzie and Willis development

Christchurch developers drop court action over McKenzie and Willis development

Monday, 5 September 2016 6:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

A group of Christchurch developers have backed out of court action against the $50 million McKenzie and Willis development.

Coastal hazard LIM notations to change

Coastal hazard LIM notations to change

Monday, 5 September 2016 5:15 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured

Information about potential coastal hazards on the Land Information Memoranda (LIMs) of properties in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula will be altered.

Gap Filler Update September 2016

Gap Filler Update September 2016

Monday, 5 September 2016 4:41 p.m. by GapFiller

 

CTOC advises drivers to plan ahead during traffic light work

CTOC advises drivers to plan ahead during traffic light work

Monday, 5 September 2016 11:14 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) is taking measures to minimise traffic interruptions in preparation for a scheduled traffic signals communication outage in Christchurch's CBD tomorrow (Tuesday 6 September) and Wednesday 7 September.

A call for Cantabrians to put down their screens

A call for Cantabrians to put down their screens

Monday, 5 September 2016 10:00 a.m. by Allright Popular

All Right? is calling on all Cantabrians to step away from their screens and take part in New Zealand’s first city-wide Digital Detox.

EQC sued 263 times by Canterbury homeowners since 2010 earthquake

EQC sued 263 times by Canterbury homeowners since 2010 earthquake

Sunday, 4 September 2016 8:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has incurred $31 million in legal costs over the last six years, with the natural disaster insurer forced to fight 263 High Court proceedings since Canterbury's earthquakes.

Steel mesh in some homes could be non-compliant

Steel mesh in some homes could be non-compliant

Sunday, 4 September 2016 12:31 p.m. by MediaStuff

Thousands of homes built in the Waikato since 2012 may have steel mesh in their concrete slab foundations that doesn't meet the building code.

Housing provider set to use shipping containers for emergency housing

Housing provider set to use shipping containers for emergency housing

Saturday, 3 September 2016 11:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

A shipping container company has a solution to Auckland's homeless crisis: modified containers with beds, bathrooms and heating.

New Brighton: Power to the People

New Brighton: Power to the People

Saturday, 3 September 2016 6:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: 

Opinion: Spirited and rambunctious New Brightonites key to its recovery

Opinion: 'Spirited and rambunctious' New Brightonites key to its recovery

Saturday, 3 September 2016 6:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

It was 2011 and the first day of my new job in New Brighton. Having spent most of my 20s overseas I had just arrived back to my hometown of Christchurch, inspired to be a part of the recovery. I found a park for my car near New Brighton Mall but it was a tight one. As I attempted to back in, two different people stopped and directed my course – smiling and waving me in. It was a wonderful welcome and a sign of how I would come to know the area.

EQC overlooks 2200 extra repairs

EQC overlooks 2200 extra repairs

Saturday, 3 September 2016 4:32 p.m. by EQCFix

The Earthquake Commission failed to pick up 2200 extra requests to re-repair damaged Christchurch properties.

EQC overlooks 2200 extra repairs in error

EQC overlooks 2200 extra repairs in error

Saturday, 3 September 2016 4:32 p.m. by EQCFix

The Earthquake Commission failed to pick up 2200 extra requests to re-repair damaged Christchurch properties.

New Brighton Pier work to begin soon

New Brighton Pier work to begin soon

Friday, 2 September 2016 5:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

Time is running out for construction companies eager to repair Christchurch's New Brighton Pier.

Minister Gerry Brownlee concerned and annoyed by EQC blunder

Minister Gerry Brownlee concerned and annoyed by EQC blunder

Friday, 2 September 2016 5:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Gerry Brownlee has been left "annoyed" after the Earthquake Commission (EQC) failed to pick up 2200 extra requests to re-repair damaged Christchurch properties.

EQC discover extra 2200 remedial requests following internal review

EQC discover extra 2200 remedial requests following internal review

Friday, 2 September 2016 1:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission has 2200 more botched repairs to sort out than it thought, after its reporting failed to pick up the extra work.

Earthquake Commission revises remedial request numbers

Earthquake Commission revises remedial request numbers

Friday, 2 September 2016 1:21 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

An internal review has found that the Earthquake Commission (EQC) has about 2200 more remedial requests in its work streams than were being captured in its reporting, General Manager Shared Service Gillian Dudgeon says.

Earthquake Commission downplays error

Earthquake Commission downplays error

Friday, 2 September 2016 11:35 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Earthquake Commission is downplaying an administration discrepancy which saw it fail to keep track of more than 2000 "remedial requests" - calls from claimants who have had work done that they were not satisfied with.An internal...

Te Araroa - 2 September 2016

Te Araroa - 2 September 2016

Friday, 2 September 2016 9:12 a.m. by GovtEQC

Tsunami warning after 7.1 quake off East Cape

Tsunami warning after 7.1 quake off East Cape

Friday, 2 September 2016 8:04 a.m. by GovtEQC

Central Christchurch — August 2016

Central Christchurch — August 2016

Friday, 2 September 2016 1:19 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

Thomas Edmonds Band Rotunda to return

Thomas Edmonds Band Rotunda to return

Thursday, 1 September 2016 6:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Featured Popular

MEDIA STATEMENT: Substandard Steel Mesh - ICNZ reassures homeowners

MEDIA STATEMENT: Substandard Steel Mesh - ICNZ reassures homeowners

Thursday, 1 September 2016 6:20 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Featured Popular

The following can be attributed to Tim Grafton, Insurance Council Chief Executive: