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Majestic Church disappointed by council decision

Majestic Church disappointed by council decision

Thursday, 6 November 2014 3:50 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Majestic Church leaders say they are deeply disappointed by yesterday’s Christchurch City Council decision to decline resource consent for their proposed community complex, on the corner of Kilmore and Montreal streets.

CTV engineer suspended, ordered to pay 10K

CTV engineer suspended, ordered to pay 10K

Thursday, 6 November 2014 2:52 p.m. by MediaHerald

The structural engineer who designed Christchurch's ill-fated CTV Building has been suspended from the industry's professional body and ordered to pay $10,000.David Harding was subjected to two inquiries into his work on the six-storey...

100 Tricks to Help You De-Stress

100 Tricks to Help You De-Stress

Thursday, 6 November 2014 2:46 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Who doesn’t get stressed every now and then? Between work worries (“My deadline is when?!”) and personal pressures (“Whose turn is it to pick up the kids?”), it may feel like you’re always on the brink of being totally overwhelmed. The key is knowing when it’s happening — and being proactive about putting an end...

Residents Assn gifted converted garage

Residents Assn gifted converted garage

Thursday, 6 November 2014 12:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Residents Association (SARA) has been kindly gifted a beautifully converted garage by START Healing. It will be used to house a community co-ordinator and NeighbourNet as well as providing a drop in centre for local residents. “The …

CTV engineer punished

CTV engineer punished

Thursday, 6 November 2014 12:25 p.m. by MediaStuff

The engineer who designed the Canterbury Television (CTV) building has been suspended from the industry's professional body and ordered to pay $10,000.

Canty creates half NZs new jobs

Canty creates half NZ's new jobs

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 11:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury is leading national employment growth, with 34,400 jobs created in the past 12 months.

CTV News   Wednesday 5th November 2014

CTV News Wednesday 5th November 2014

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 7:00 p.m. by MediaCTV

UC student used her Christchurch experiences to help her tornado-ravaged home town

UC student used her Christchurch experiences to help her tornado-ravaged home town

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 4:12 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

A University of Canterbury international student, who took the CHCH101: Rebuilding Christchurch course modelled after the Student Volunteer Army's post-earthquake response, used her Christchurch experiences to help support her home town of Washington, Illinois, which was flattened by a tornado.

TV series giving answers on rebuild and insurance matters in ChCh

TV series giving answers on rebuild and insurance matters in ChCh

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 2:20 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

TV series on rebuild and insurance matters in ChCh

TV series on rebuild and insurance matters in ChCh

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 2:20 p.m. by GovtEQC

Could the east side be a new Eden?

Could the east side be a new Eden?

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 10:11 a.m. by MediaThePress

Rough roads, red-zone land reverting back to nature, a fractured community: It seems incredible to imagine that the earthquake-devastated east side of Christchurch could become an ecological treasure, a local food source and even an international tourist attraction.

Another green blitz on the red zone to cap off Conservation Week

Another green blitz on the red zone to cap off Conservation Week

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 9:50 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

This Sunday will see another round of native planting within the red zone at Anzac Drive Reserve on the last day of Conservation Week 2014.

Ferry Road to Humphries city bound – expect delays

Ferry Road to Humphries city bound – expect delays

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Humphries Drive city bound from Ferry Road is one way city bound. Ferry Road city bound towards Humphries Drive is reduced to one lane – and there will be delays through this area.

Many rebuild firms breach law

Many rebuild firms breach law

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch rebuild companies are breaching employment rules by short-changing migrants and failing to keep full records, an investigation has found.

Theatre reigns over cultural centre

Theatre reigns over cultural centre

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The newly-restored Isaac Theatre Royal will be at the heart of one of the new city's more interesting neighbourhoods when it opens on November 17.

EQC plan unlikely to work

EQC plan 'unlikely to work'

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Commission (EQC) plans to bill homeowners for $30 million of unpaid excesses on home repairs "might as well be put on a Tui billboard", a contractor says.

Action Required to Protect New Zealand from Natural Hazards Impact

Action Required to Protect New Zealand from Natural Hazards Impact

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 12:02 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The insurance industry has released a 15-point plan aimed at reducing the social and economic impact of natural hazards in New Zealand - heeding the call will help keep insurance available and affordable for all.

CTV News - EQC Protestor

CTV News - EQC Protestor

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 11:52 p.m. by MediaCTV

Are insurers underpaying for MUBs?

Are insurers underpaying for MUBs?

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 4:41 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

CanCERN is worried the earthquake insurance payouts for some multi-unit buildings (MUBs) are well shy of what they should be and some resident owners don’t realise it.

New Brighton Fireworks – Travel Advisory

New Brighton Fireworks – Travel Advisory

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 3:22 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) Manager Ryan Cooney encourages those attending the Treetech Fireworks Extravaganza in New Brighton on the evening of Wednesday 5th November to plan ahead to minimise delays.

It’s all about people

It’s all about people

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 9:49 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

The longer I work as a Project Manager in the construction industry, the more I realise that it’s all about people. 

Riccarton market site in line for housing

Riccarton market site in line for housing

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 6:43 a.m. by MediaThePress

The site of the South Island's largest outdoor market could be carved up for housing.

EQC excess bill for house owners

EQC excess bill for house owners

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Nearly 70,000 Canterbury home-owners will be billed hundreds of dollars for an unpaid excess on their earthquake repairs.

Repairing cathedral a tough prospect

Repairing cathedral a tough prospect

Monday, 3 November 2014 10:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

They are two sites divided by a common architectural language.

Market site in line for housing

Market site in line for housing

Monday, 3 November 2014 10:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

The site of the South Island's largest outdoor market could be carved-up for housing.

EQC bill shocks house owners

EQC bill shocks house owners

Monday, 3 November 2014 10:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

Nearly 70,000 Canterbury home-owners will be billed hundreds of dollars for an unpaid excess on their earthquake repairs.

CTV News - Roy Stokes Hall

CTV News - Roy Stokes Hall

Monday, 3 November 2014 9:00 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Monday 3rd November 2014

CTV News - Monday 3rd November 2014

Monday, 3 November 2014 8:17 p.m. by MediaCTV

November Awesome Evening

November Awesome Evening

Monday, 3 November 2014 3:01 p.m. by MinistryofAwesome

Chris Barton: A smart way forward for ChCh

Chris Barton: A smart way forward for ChCh

Monday, 3 November 2014 2:27 p.m. by MediaHerald

FESTA: a political statement of hope in 3D. Attending Christchurch's Festival of Transitional Architecture held over the Labour Day weekend is a very much a real world thing I've been doi

Christchurch Cathedral – Research says restoration

Christchurch Cathedral – Research says restoration

Monday, 3 November 2014 1:03 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Colmar Brunton

New Code of Practice to Reduce Quake Risk

New Code of Practice to Reduce Quake Risk

Monday, 3 November 2014 12:59 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Morrison McDougall

New Photo Book Compares Christchurch Pre-Earthquake to 2014

New Photo Book Compares Christchurch Pre-Earthquake to 2014

Monday, 3 November 2014 11:33 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

The monuments men

The monuments men

Monday, 3 November 2014 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

Repairing your home with Southern Response

Repairing your home with Southern Response

Monday, 3 November 2014 2:08 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Getting your home repaired as soon as possible so that you can move forward is our priority. We’re here to assist you and to ensure that, from here to home, your repair progress moves smoothly.

The Stadium Broadcast

The Stadium Broadcast

Sunday, 2 November 2014 2:32 p.m. by StadiumBroadcast Featured Popular

For almost 4 years Lancaster Park has been dormant. But the thousands upon thousands of fleeting, ecstatic, breath-catching moments that have taken place on this site are still a vital part of Christchurch’s identity.

Over-cap claims tax insurers capacity

Over-cap claims tax insurer's capacity

Saturday, 1 November 2014 11:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A flurry of new over-cap earthquake insurance cases is expected to cost taxpayers close to $100 million.

People being mucked around by EQC battle

People being 'mucked around' by EQC battle

Saturday, 1 November 2014 10:40 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A legal hearing will determine the fate of thousands of property owners.

Portable house built to withstand quakes

Portable house built to withstand quakes

Saturday, 1 November 2014 8:16 a.m. by MediaStuff

The 2011 Christchurch earthquakes forced one couple to rethink how they were living, writes Sarah Catherall.

Central City – from Monday 3 November

Central City – from Monday 3 November

Friday, 31 October 2014 4:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

New:  Cathedral Square (southeast quadrant) Closed between Worcester and Hereford for tram works – follow signed detours Fitzgerald Ave - southbound – lane drop between Tuam and St Asaph Streets  and no right turn from Fitzgerald into St Asaph Victoria Street  - …

Settlement of Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Claims Continues Apace, Topping $13 Billion

Settlement of Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Claims Continues Apace, Topping $13 Billion

Friday, 31 October 2014 4:13 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The settling of Canterbury earthquake private insurance claims continues apace as pay outs hit the $13 billion mark, advancing at $10 million a day in 2014.

Television Series To Support Insurance Information

Television Series To Support Insurance Information

Friday, 31 October 2014 3:30 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Featured Popular

Rebuild Christchurch is partnering with CTV to run a 2-part series that takes us behind the scenes on the residential rebuild in Canterbury. “Covered - restoring our community” looks at how things are progressing post-quake and seeks to get the answers people are wanting on rebuild and insurance matters.

Children ask the hard questions

Children ask the hard questions

Friday, 31 October 2014 3:17 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Children are asking the hard questions about the greater Christchurch recovery in the new documentary series Hi-Viz.

Police man insurance meeting after threat made

Police man insurance meeting after threat made

Friday, 31 October 2014 1:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

Police and security guards are at the annual meeting of an insurance claims company today after a threat was made.

Geotechnical testing underway for new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Geotechnical testing underway for new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Friday, 31 October 2014 12:19 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has this week been carrying out geotechnical testing on the QEII Park site that will help it to determine whether the land is suitable for a new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre to be built there.

Improved inversion of SPAC data

Improved inversion of SPAC data

Friday, 31 October 2014 11:20 a.m. by GovtEQC

Compensation no fix for flooding woes

Compensation no fix for flooding woes

Friday, 31 October 2014 10:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

Compensating flood-risk homeowners for the loss of value to their properties does not fix Christchurch's post-quake flooding woes, the Christchurch High Court has heard.

Compensation no fix for flooding woes

Compensation no fix for flooding woes

Friday, 31 October 2014 10:34 a.m. by MediaStuff

Compensating flood-risk homeowners for the loss of value to their properties does not fix Christchurch's post-quake flooding woes, the Christchurch High Court has heard.

Expo to Showcase Christchurch’s Transition to the World’s Best Edible Garden City

Expo to Showcase Christchurch’s Transition to the World’s Best Edible Garden City

Friday, 31 October 2014 10:24 a.m. by PRNews Popular

The Edible Canterbury Expo tomorrow, Saturday, 1 November, will showcase efforts to make Christchurch become the world’s best Edible Garden City.

Clean green natural amenities top community wish-list for the east

Clean green natural amenities top community wish-list for the east

Friday, 31 October 2014 10:16 a.m. by EasternVision Recommended Popular

Initial analysis of the feedback from EVO::SPACE shows a very strong preference for east Christchurch to become the clean green environmental playground of the city.

Ferry Road closed eastbound from Dyers Rd – Sat 1 Nov

Ferry Road closed eastbound from Dyers Rd – Sat 1 Nov

Friday, 31 October 2014 7:55 a.m. by Transport4chch

Ferry Road will be closed to eastbound traffic from Dyers Road roundabout on Saturday 1 November for one day. It will remain open for westbound (city bound) Detours will be signposted for eastbound traffic at Dyers roundabout. Where possible eastbound …

Court ruling could delay rebuild

Court ruling could delay rebuild

Friday, 31 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An insurance company warns that any court ruling passing liability for increased flood risk to insurers would cause major delays in the Christchurch rebuild.

Court ruling could delay rebuild

Court ruling could delay rebuild

Friday, 31 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

An insurance company warns that any court ruling passing liability for increased flood risk to insurers would cause major delays in the Christchurch rebuild.

CTV News Thursday 30th October 2014

CTV News Thursday 30th October 2014

Thursday, 30 October 2014 6:45 p.m. by MediaCTV