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Environment Canterbury disappointed at decision not to approve Riccarton bus lounge

Environment Canterbury disappointed at decision not to approve Riccarton bus lounge

Thursday, 19 December 2013 2:25 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Commissioner Rex Williams says Environment Canterbury is disappointed at the decision of the Christchurch City Council this morning not to approve the Riccarton bus lounge proposal this morning.

Contract awarded for Chch state housing repairs programme

Contract awarded for Chch state housing repairs programme

Thursday, 19 December 2013 2:22 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced that Project Management Company MWH (New Zealand) had been awarded the contract to manage the minor repairs programme for 3600 earthquake damaged Christchurch state houses with less than $40,000 worth of damage.

Lyttelton Port settles with insurers

Lyttelton Port settles with insurers

Thursday, 19 December 2013 2:06 p.m. by Media3News

Lyttelton Port Co will be paid out $438.3 million plus GST by its insurers for the damage caused by the 2010/11 earthquakes.

Council adopts Ferry Road Master Plan

Council adopts Ferry Road Master Plan

Thursday, 19 December 2013 1:30 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has adopted a plan to support the recovery of the Ferry Road corridor from Fitzgerald Street to Ferrymead Bridge.

Temporary quake memorials approved

Temporary quake memorials approved

Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors have agreed to allow temporary remembrance markers to be placed on public sites where lives were lost in Christchurch's February 2011 earthquake.

EQC breached law with information delays

EQC breached law with information delays

Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:25 p.m. by Media3News

A report has found EQC hasn't met requirements under both the Official Information Act (OIA) and the Privacy Act.

EQC not meeting obligations, report finds

EQC not meeting obligations, report finds

Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:22 p.m. by MediaOneNews Popular

The Earthquake Commission has not met its obligations to provide Canterbury residents with information in a timely manner, a report from the Ombudsman has found.

EQC over-complicated, risk-averse

EQC 'over-complicated, risk-averse'

Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) should have predicted the massive spike in official information requests it fielded after the Canterbury earthquakes, a damning official report reveals.

Ombudsman releases damning EQC report

Ombudsman releases 'damning' EQC report

Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) should have predicted the massive spike in official information requests it fielded after the Canterbury earthquakes, a damning official report reveals.

Council defers quake advice decision

Council defers quake advice decision

Thursday, 19 December 2013 11:42 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council has again deferred making a decision on whether it will fund an advisory service to help people locked in disputes with their insurers.

EQC implementing Ombudsman OIA recommendations

EQC implementing Ombudsman OIA recommendations

Thursday, 19 December 2013 11:24 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Northern Motorway (SH1) Truck/trailer BLOCKING LANE – 8.40am

Northern Motorway (SH1) Truck/trailer BLOCKING LANE – 8.40am

Thursday, 19 December 2013 8:55 a.m. by Transport4chch

A truck and trailer has broken down on the southbound lane of the northern motorway (SH1) north of the Ohoka Bridge. It is reduced to one lane through this area so road users may experience delays. A tow vehicles in …

Crashes on Main North Road and Marshlands Road – Expect Delays

Crashes on Main North Road and Marshlands Road – Expect Delays

Thursday, 19 December 2013 7:39 a.m. by Transport4chch

  Road users heading into the city from the Northern Motorway are advised that there have been two seperate accidents this morning affecting both Southbound routes into the city. Crash on Main North Road which has restricted the Southbound lanes. …

Moving on after a lengthy battle

Moving on after a lengthy battle

Thursday, 19 December 2013 7:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

Olly Ohlson has decided to move on.

Ombudsman report on EQC out today

Ombudsman report on EQC out today

Thursday, 19 December 2013 2:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

The ombudsman will today release a report on EQC's slow handling of Cantabrians' requests for information about their earthquake-damaged homes as MPs question stonewalling by government departments.

Owners see red over deadline

Owners see red over deadline

Thursday, 19 December 2013 2:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

Almost 200 landowners must leave the red zone by the end of next month, but some have nowhere to go after being left stranded by insurance, legal and construction delays.

Paint Color Selection for Small Country Homes: Auckland Painters Guide

Paint Color Selection for Small Country Homes: Auckland Painters Guide

Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:45 a.m. by citywidedecorators1

Choosing color for your room is much like picking your favorite chocolate. You’ll only pick what you like and enjoy the most. The motive behind choosing the color should be to make the space look personal and appealing.

Action on consents processes

Action on consents processes

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 3:59 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Improvements in Christchurch City Council's consents' processes should be noticeable by March next year.

Greater Christchurch Education Renewal Programme – 2013 Year End Report to Schools and Early Childhood Services

Greater Christchurch Education Renewal Programme – 2013 Year End Report to Schools and Early Childhood Services

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 3:47 p.m. by GovtMOE Popular

Greater Christchurch Education Renewal Programme – 2013 Year End Report to Schools and Early Childhood Services

CRASH Russley Road – northbound past Yaldhurst intersection

CRASH Russley Road – northbound past Yaldhurst intersection

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 1:22 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

A crash north of Yaldhurst intersection on Russley Road may cause minor delays while the scene is cleared.  

Two wins yet back to court

Two wins yet back to court

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 11:11 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Quake Outcasts group is planning a Supreme Court appeal after the Government ruled out making revised red-zone offers before Christmas.

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC – Halfway there and more joining every day

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC – Halfway there and more joining every day

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 8:58 a.m. by EQCGroupAction Featured Popular

Three weeks after meeting at the Cardboard Cathedral more than 60 home owners have signed up with law firm Anthony Harper to join the EQC group action, with more people joining up every day.

Burwood Hospital rebuild starts next year

Burwood Hospital rebuild starts next year

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 8:31 a.m. by Media3News

Work on rebuilding Christchurch's badly damaged Burwood Hospital will start early next year.

Hospital rebuild contract signed

Hospital rebuild contract signed

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A brief signing ceremony yesterday signalled the start of the biggest hospital rebuild in New Zealand.

Re:Start retailers in dark on leases

Re:Start retailers 'in dark' on leases

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Store owners in Christchurch's central city Re:Start shopping hub are in limbo with one shop closing and others unsure whether they can stay on next year.

Haste urged on citys performing arts precinct

Haste urged on city's performing arts precinct

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The "complex jigsaw puzzle" of the performing arts precinct needs to be completed faster to accelerate the city centre rebuild, says a top government adviser.

Committee updated on Building and Resource Consents

Committee updated on Building and Resource Consents

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 6:21 p.m. by GovtCCC

Building consent customers should notice an improvement in the delivery of building consents and services by the end of March 2014.

Burwood Hospital construction contract signed today

Burwood Hospital construction contract signed today

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 5:49 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Health Minister Tony Ryall was today joined by Prime Minister John Key to announce the main construction contract for Burwood Hospital’s multi-million dollar redevelopment has been signed today and construction will start in the New Year.

Key endorses major Christchurch rebuild rojects

Key endorses major Christchurch rebuild rojects

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 4:18 p.m. by MediaHerald

 

Motorists advised to allow extra time for summer travel

Motorists advised to allow extra time for summer travel

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 3:36 p.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are being urged to allow extra time for their journeys this summer and to take care on Canterbury roads with a number of maintenance projects underway throughout the region. The NZ Transport Agency’s Canterbury Highway Manager Colin Knaggs says …

Ensors Road at approach to Brougham Street – lane reduction this week

Ensors Road at approach to Brougham Street – lane reduction this week

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 2:14 p.m. by Transport4chch

Repair work on the railway crossing barrier arm on Ensors Road will require a reduction in lanes on Ensors Road southbound this week. The two lanes will be reduced to one lane on the approach to and over the the …

Metro Sports Update - 17 December 2013

Metro Sports Update - 17 December 2013

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 1:10 p.m. by GovtCCDU

 

Casual Walking Groups

Casual Walking Groups

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 1:00 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Lolo Whenua Wetlands ·        Mondays at 9.00am ·         Starts Monday 20 January 2014 ·         Cotter Lane Rangiora (Meet at the carpark) This walk is fairly easy—you can choose how many loops you do around the lake to build up your fitness. Not steep. Great for buggys also.  The Sting!!! ·         Friday at 9.00am ·         Mowatts...

First year of rebuild sets scene for redevelopment

First year of rebuild sets scene for redevelopment

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 11:22 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Metro Sports Facility fly-through December 2013

Metro Sports Facility fly-through December 2013

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 11:19 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

 

Managing Anxiety for Wellbeing

Managing Anxiety for Wellbeing

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 9:53 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Wednesday 12th February:  a Clinician from the CDHB’s Anxiety Disorders Service  Anxiety has a number of possible origins and our levels of anxiety can rise or fall in different circumstances.So, how do we manage our anxiety so that we can meet life’s challenges and yet remain consistently well: - How to recognise as early...

Future Christchurch - City of Sport

Future Christchurch - City of Sport

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 9:51 a.m. by GovtCCDU

 

Playground design workshop October 2013

Playground design workshop October 2013

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 9:40 a.m. by GovtCCDU

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The Question of Anxiety

The Question of Anxiety

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 9:39 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Wednesday 29th January, the Peer Support team, Anxiety Support at MHAPS  Here’s your opportunity to discuss and even debate the subject of anxiety.  A chance to get your questions answered or perhaps your opportunity to be the one with an answer.  The discussion will be facilitated by the team here at Anxiety Support. The discussion...

Quake strikes Southland

Quake strikes Southland

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 8:51 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Protesters besiege claims company

Protesters besiege claims company

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Thousands of Cantabrians will spend a third Christmas facing insurance limbo.

Protesters besiege claims company

Protesters besiege claims company

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Thousands of Cantabrians will spend a third Christmas facing insurance limbo.

Edgeware master plan adopted

Edgeware master plan adopted

Monday, 16 December 2013 11:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council has adopted the master plan to support the recovery of Edgeware Village. The plan is part of the Council’s Suburban Centres Programme to support the recovery of quake-damaged commercial centres. Funding has been secured for streetscape and movement improvements and these are expected to be implemented in 2015-2016. Shirley/Papanui Community Board Chairman […]

CCC in rental WOF trial

CCC in rental WOF trial

Monday, 16 December 2013 10:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council will take part in a nationwide project early next year aimed at making rental housing safer to live in — especially for children, students and the elderly. A national rental housing “warrant of fitness” (WOF) trial will begin in January 2014 and run until the end of February, with results from the […]

Handling the land settlement cheque

Handling the land settlement cheque

Monday, 16 December 2013 10:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Got a land settlement cheque from EQC but you are unsure how the calculation was made and if it is correct or not? Bank the cheque and then Kevin Seque, Managing Director of KSL Audit Services Ltd suggest you send the following email or letter to protect your position: claims@eqc.govt.nz To whom it may concern […]

Flooding vulnerable being identified

Flooding vulnerable being identified

Monday, 16 December 2013 10:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Householders identified at being at risk of increased flooding vulnerability as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes will be sent individual letters to inform them of their status of their land claim in the New Year but will be largely responsible for their own protection following cash settlement that will follow when the process is completed.

Protesters confront Southern Response

Protesters confront Southern Response

Monday, 16 December 2013 7:16 p.m. by Media3News

This morning's protest against Southern Response in Christchurch began at 7:30am and Campbell Live was there.

Dec 16: Weave-o-rama

Dec 16: Weave-o-rama

Monday, 16 December 2013 4:02 p.m. by GapFiller

Weaving a new city fabric …   Hannah Hutchinson, a young local designer, has created a giant sized loom out of recycled timber, tyres and bicycle inner tubes called Weave-o-rama.  Through the act of weaving on a giant ‘loom’ people can experiment with found and recycled materials and help to create a shared artwork.  Weave-o-rama […]

Weave-o-rama

Weave-o-rama

Monday, 16 December 2013 4:02 p.m. by GapFiller

Weaving a new city fabric … An interactive project! Hannah Hutchinson, a young local designer, created a giant sized loom out of recycled timber, tyres and bicycle inner tubes called Weave-o-rama.  Through the act of weaving on a giant ‘loom’ people experimented with found and recycled materials and helped to create a shared artwork.  Weave-o-rama was […]

Dec 2013 : Weave-o-rama, Cnr Gloucester and Colombo St.

Dec 2013 : Weave-o-rama, Cnr Gloucester and Colombo St.

Monday, 16 December 2013 4:02 p.m. by GapFiller

Weave-O-Rama was an experimental and interactive art project located at the corner of Gloucester St and Colombo St.  Hannah Hutchinson, a young local designer, created a giant sized loom out of recycled timber, tyres and bicycle inner tubes and called it Weave-o-rama.  Through the act of weaving on a giant ‘loom’ people experimented with found and […]

Whale Pool vandalised

Whale Pool vandalised

Monday, 16 December 2013 3:16 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The New Brighton Paddling Pool, commonly called the Whale Pool, was badly vandalised over the weekend (14–15 December) and is now closed for repair.

Bridge Street bridge – open to two way traffic again – manual stop/go in place at times

Bridge Street bridge – open to two way traffic again – manual stop/go in place at times

Monday, 16 December 2013 3:10 p.m. by Transport4chch

The Bridge Street bridge has now reopened to two -way traffic following the weekend closure. There will continue to be some manual stop/go traffic management in place for resealing.

Anzac Drive/Travis Road/Frosts Road roundabout – night sealing work this week

Anzac Drive/Travis Road/Frosts Road roundabout – night sealing work this week

Monday, 16 December 2013 3:05 p.m. by Transport4chch

Night works/tarsealing on the Anzac Drive/Travis Road/Frosts Road roundabout will take place this week from 7pm – 6am – weather dependent. Detours and stop/go traffic management will be in place.  

Potential buyers eye up Forsyth Barr

Potential buyers eye up Forsyth Barr

Monday, 16 December 2013 2:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Potential buyers, including hotel developers, have been sizing-up Christchurch's tallest remaining office building.

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 4)

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 4)

Monday, 16 December 2013 2:15 p.m. by KrisV Popular




Rental housing ‘warrant of fitness’ trial announced

Rental housing ‘warrant of fitness’ trial announced

Monday, 16 December 2013 2:10 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council will take part in a nationwide project aimed at making rental housing safer to live in — especially for children, students and the elderly.

Council appoints Chief Financial Officer

Council appoints Chief Financial Officer

Monday, 16 December 2013 2:08 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council has appointed Peter Gudsell to the new position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Correction .....

Correction .....

Monday, 16 December 2013 1:23 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

New-tech heat plan for centre

New-tech heat plan for centre

Monday, 16 December 2013 11:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

Who is responsible for fixing repair defects?

Who is responsible for fixing repair defects?

Monday, 16 December 2013 9:32 a.m. by MediaStuff