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Critical shortage of backpacker beds

Critical shortage of backpacker beds

Monday, 19 August 2013 8:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

The reopening of several inner-city hotels will provide "hundreds of in-demand beds" for tourists and businesses struggling to find accommodation in central Christchurch.

Home insurance sum insured – Auckland Herald article

Home insurance sum insured – Auckland Herald article

Monday, 19 August 2013 8:51 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Diana Clement has written a very useful article on sum insured policies in the New Zealand Herald. The article (here), Make sure your house is valued properly, is a good read as are some of the comments. .

New life for re-opened Grubb Cottage

New life for re-opened Grubb Cottage

Monday, 19 August 2013 5:30 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The GOOD Neighbourhood Challenge POP-UP fellowship in LA: the prequel

The GOOD Neighbourhood Challenge POP-UP fellowship in LA: the prequel

Monday, 19 August 2013 5:30 p.m. by GapFiller

I arrived in downtown LA today after 3 days off in the LA Hills with former Gap Filler volunteer and California native, Marcia. I had a serious case of jet lag meets cold meets aches from being squished on a plane that’s taken the last three days to shake. I still sound like I’ve eaten gravel right now and am hoping my voice is better in the morning for DAY ONE of the GOOD fellowship.

Statement from Jane Parfitt, Acting Christchurch City Council Chief Executive, on meetings to resolve rates resolutions

Statement from Jane Parfitt, Acting Christchurch City Council Chief Executive, on meetings to resolve rates resolutions

Monday, 19 August 2013 5:24 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council Acting Chief Executive Jane Parfitt met with the Department of Internal Affairs and the Office of the Auditor-General last Friday.

Our thoughts are with Seddon

Our thoughts are with Seddon

Monday, 19 August 2013 2:30 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

As a spate of quakes continues to rumble at the North of the South Island, our thoughts are with the people of Seddon. The disruption and heartache caused during these times is all too familiar for many of us. Keep strong and stick together….

Urgent action needed to get Christchurch moving

Urgent action needed to get Christchurch moving

Monday, 19 August 2013 1:53 p.m. by MeganWoods Popular

Urgent action is needed to get Christchurch moving, says Labour’s Christchurch Transport spokesperson Megan Woods.

Context Architects Appoints South Island Director

Context Architects Appoints South Island Director

Monday, 19 August 2013 11:13 a.m. by PRNews

Media Release: Context Architects

Victoria Street, City – update

Victoria Street, City – update

Monday, 19 August 2013 5:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Stage One of SCIRT wastewater works on Victoria Street between Kilmore and Peterborough Street are ahead of schedule with the road due to be reinstated to one lane southbound only from 19 August. North of Peterborough Street on Victoria Street …

D.I.C. 1909 – ‘An up-to-date Emporium’

D.I.C. 1909 – ‘An up-to-date Emporium’

Sunday, 18 August 2013 10:07 p.m. by LostChristchurch

The New Premises of the D.I.C. Cashel and Lichfield Streets, Christchurch From the ashes of the conflagration which ravaged the business heart of the city a year ago, there has arisen a wonderfully spacious and thoroughly up-to-date emporium, designed for the occupation of the extensive business undertakings of the Drapery Importing Company, firmly established in public confidence everywhere under the familiar title of the D.I.C. All the enterprise and modern ideas could suggest for the convenie ...

D.I.C. 1909 – ‘An up-to-date Emporium’

D.I.C. 1909 – ‘An up-to-date Emporium’

Sunday, 18 August 2013 10:07 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

From the ashes of the conflagration which ravaged the business heart of the city a year ago, there has arisen a wonderfully spacious and thoroughly up-to-date emporium, designed for the occupation of the extensive business undertakings of the Drapery Importing Company, firmly established in public confidence everywhere under the familiar title of the D.I.C. All the enterprise and modern ideas could suggest for the convenient carrying on of business has been incorporated with the internal arrange ...

D.I.C. Opens for Business in Cashel Street

D.I.C. Opens for Business in Cashel Street

Sunday, 18 August 2013 10:02 p.m. by LostChristchurch

 

D.I.C. Opens for Business in Cashel Street, 1884

D.I.C. Opens for Business in Cashel Street, 1884

Sunday, 18 August 2013 10:02 p.m. by LostChristchurch

“…the advent of a new Company that will sell goods at reasonable profits for cash…” To the Editor of the Press. Dear Sir, All undertakings of a public beneficial nature, which are likely to affect the interests of others, are certain to arouse the ire and enmity of those interested, and to call forth letters with a view to injure and vilify such undertakings. In such a position is the assailment by anonymous writers of the new Direct Importing Drapery Company. There are s ...

Insurers may squirm out of as-new repairs

Insurers may 'squirm out' of as-new repairs

Sunday, 18 August 2013 8:40 p.m. by MediaStuff



New road closures New Brighton – this week 19 August

New road closures New Brighton – this week 19 August

Sunday, 18 August 2013 6:02 p.m. by Transport4chch

New road closures will be in place in New Brighton while SCIRT delivery team Fulton Hogan work on the wastewater pipe project in this area.

Know your rights

Know your rights

Sunday, 18 August 2013 5:13 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Repair or replacement to ‘as when new’ 

To Christchurch - love, the world

To Christchurch - love, 'the world'

Sunday, 18 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Why do you love Christchurch?

Works put Victoria St businesses in crisis

Works put Victoria St businesses 'in crisis'

Sunday, 18 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Retailers and small business owners in Christchurch's busy Victoria St are "in crisis" with a second major infrastructure project in their street this year about to begin.

Works put Victoria St businesses in crisis

Works put Victoria St businesses 'in crisis'

Sunday, 18 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Retailers and small business owners in Christchurch's busy Victoria St are "in crisis" with a second major infrastructure project in their street this year about to begin.

Christchurch construction outpaces Auckland

Christchurch construction outpaces Auckland

Sunday, 18 August 2013 2:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

Non-residential building activity in Christchurch has already overtaken Auckland, even though most of the city's major rebuilding projects are yet to get under way.

Early notice of election candidates

Early notice of election candidates

Sunday, 18 August 2013 12:19 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Bob Parker won’t be standing and Lianne Dalziel now has plenty of company or competition and the voters more choice. The following alphabetically-ordered individuals have put their hats in the ring to stand as Mayor:

Lone Star mother ship celebrates opening

Lone Star 'mother ship' celebrates opening

Saturday, 17 August 2013 10:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

A party was held to mark the reopening of the Christchurch icon, the Lone Star.

EQC Spends $6,900 on “Executive Coaching” for Ian Simpson

EQC Spends $6,900 on “Executive Coaching” for Ian Simpson

Saturday, 17 August 2013 3:41 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

According to the most recent CEO expense report available at , Ian Simpson spent $6,900 on one day of “Executive Coaching”.  Why does EQC need to spend such an inordinate sum of money on Ian Simpson’s “professional development” when the EQC Ministry of Propaganda routinely churns out propaganda depicting him as some infallible being?

Police closing in on CTV taggers

Police closing in on CTV taggers

Saturday, 17 August 2013 12:39 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Christchurch police are closing in on those they believe are responsible for spraying graffiti at the site of the CTV building, where 115 people died in the February 2011 earthquake.

Surveyor calls for EQC audit

Surveyor calls for EQC audit

Saturday, 17 August 2013 11:20 a.m. by EQCTruths

This is an excellent piece by Martin Van Beynen at the Press explaining the appalling quality of most EQC assessments.  I commend Adrian for standing up and outlining exactly what is wrong with most EQC assessments.       Perception is more important than reality at EQC.  EQC demonstrates why central planning and government control seldom […]

Action plan for Christchurch building consents

Action plan for Christchurch building consents

Saturday, 17 August 2013 7:51 a.m. by Media3News

The Government has tackled the Christchurch building consent debacle with the release of an action plan.

EQC bullying over cash settlements

EQC 'bullying' over cash settlements

Saturday, 17 August 2013 12:05 a.m. by MediaStuff

Residents accusing the Earthquake Commission (EQC) of bullying their way out of repairs are considering a collective lawsuit to get their homes fixed.

Action plan to exempt low-risk consents

Action plan to exempt low-risk consents

Friday, 16 August 2013 11:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

The urgent action plan from the man tasked with sorting out the Christchurch City Council's troubled consents department has been released.

Old soldiers get new digs

Old soldiers get new digs

Friday, 16 August 2013 11:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's RSA has released images of what its new home in Christchurch will look like.

Surveyor calls for EQC audit

Surveyor calls for EQC audit

Friday, 16 August 2013 10:08 p.m. by MediaStuff



Govt welcomes Crown Manager’s Action Plan

Govt welcomes Crown Manager’s Action Plan

Friday, 16 August 2013 8:30 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

 

Citys recovery under microscope

City's recovery under microscope

Friday, 16 August 2013 8:06 p.m. by MediaStuff



Central quake similar to Chch

Central quake similar to Chch

Friday, 16 August 2013 7:10 p.m. by Media3News

Reports suggest today's quake was more upsetting for many of the people who felt it than the 6.5 quake last month.

Update on Container removal in Sumner and Redcliffs

Update on Container removal in Sumner and Redcliffs

Friday, 16 August 2013 6:00 p.m. by GovtCCC

 

CanCERN Newsletter #96 -  16th August 2013

CanCERN Newsletter #96 - 16th August 2013

Friday, 16 August 2013 5:27 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

Dear Members

Consents strategy seeks new culture

Consents strategy seeks new culture

Friday, 16 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The urgent action plan from the man tasked with sorting out the Christchurch City Council's troubled consents department has been released.

Restoration of grand old lady labour of love

Restoration of 'grand old lady' labour of love

Friday, 16 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The historic dome that hung above the Isaac Theatre Royal auditorium is being painstakingly restored by a team of Italian conservation specialists.

New floor level limits under fire for being used too rigidly

New floor level limits under fire for being used too rigidly

Friday, 16 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Floor level tolerances set by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment are flawed and used too rigidly, a Christchurch registered surveyor says.

Uneven floor limit of 50mm arbitrary

Uneven floor limit of 50mm 'arbitrary'

Friday, 16 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Floor level tolerances set by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment are flawed and used too rigidly, a Christchurch registered surveyor says.

Earthquake | Seddon

Earthquake | Seddon

Friday, 16 August 2013 4:38 p.m. by GovtEQC

New road closures New Brighton – from next week

New road closures New Brighton – from next week

Friday, 16 August 2013 3:02 p.m. by Transport4chch

New road closures will be in place in New Brighton while SCIRT delivery team Fulton Hogan work on the wastewater pipe project in this area.

Seddon quake - 16 August

Seddon quake - 16 August

Friday, 16 August 2013 2:55 p.m. by GovtEQC

Day 907 - severe earthquake shakes Seddon

Day 907 - severe earthquake shakes Seddon

Friday, 16 August 2013 2:55 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

Day 907 - The Citys Significant Assets

Day 907 - The City's Significant Assets

Friday, 16 August 2013 2:31 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

SCIRT – Traffic Update from the 19 August

SCIRT – Traffic Update from the 19 August

Friday, 16 August 2013 2:20 p.m. by Transport4chch

 

Frosts Road – northbound only from 19 August

Frosts Road – northbound only from 19 August

Friday, 16 August 2013 1:12 p.m. by Transport4chch

Frosts Road will be northbound only from Monday 19 August.

List of buildings still wont be released

List of buildings still won't be released

Friday, 16 August 2013 12:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government will still not release a list of buildings subject to the same potentially dangerous design flaw as the Canterbury Television building that collapsed, killing 115 people, in the February 2011 earthquake.

Day 907 - Dugs back

Day 907 - Dug's back

Friday, 16 August 2013 10:59 a.m. by addingtonaction

DUG the truck (DUG620) had it's 6 monthly checkup yesterday at the Diesel Dr and back on the road now.
FACS $$ are keeping DUG going for 12 months. Thanks FACS

Forum Meeting: “When Panic Attacks”

Forum Meeting: “When Panic Attacks”

Friday, 16 August 2013 10:27 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Panic attacks can be terrifying events, for example those experiencing one for the first time may believe they are having a heart attack or will stop breathing and die. A panic attack may lead a person to fear that it will happen again if they revisit the place where they experienced the attack.  Sarah-Eve will cover:-

CBD – Available Routes Map – 17th – 24th August

CBD – Available Routes Map – 17th – 24th August

Friday, 16 August 2013 8:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map.

Hundreds attend dedication for cardboard cathedral

Hundreds attend dedication for cardboard cathedral

Friday, 16 August 2013 6:16 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Retreat Road homeowner graffiti

Retreat Road homeowner graffiti

Friday, 16 August 2013 6:12 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

A lot of Retreat Road is gone now and, as houses have been abandoned, parting gestures have been left. Some are fond farewells and others more specific and pointed. Here are two that have personal messages for insurers.

Rebuild speed will surprise

Rebuild speed 'will surprise'

Thursday, 15 August 2013 8:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch residents worried about potential delays in the rebuild of the central city and anchor projects should take heart that technology can aid quick big-build results.

Earthquake prone buildings – Cabinet Paper and Cabinet Minutes

Earthquake prone buildings – Cabinet Paper and Cabinet Minutes

Thursday, 15 August 2013 7:53 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment have released the Cabinet Paper and associated Cabinet Minute discussing and agreeing to the provisions for legislation requiring Territorial Authorities to assess buildings and for the buildings to be strengthened or demolished. Links to the documents are on their website  (part way down the page).

Zumba Fridays at Potters House

Zumba Fridays at Potters House

Thursday, 15 August 2013 5:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Zumba Classes have begun at the Potters House at 10 Berwick Street but anyone interested in a fun way to get fit can join in anytime. Zumba Gold is a class for beginners -it’s slower and lots of fun. Runs …

Transitional cathedral acts as a unique draw-card for visitors

Transitional cathedral acts as a unique draw-card for visitors

Thursday, 15 August 2013 4:40 p.m. by TourismChCh Popular

Christchurch's new Transitional ‘cardboard’ Cathedral will be a unique draw-card for visitors and an attractive new venue for conference and event organisers, say the region's tourism leaders.