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CERA announces buildings to be acquired

CERA announces buildings to be acquired

Thursday, 5 September 2013 12:05 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A unit of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has released final details of properties it will have to acquire to complete the north and east frames for the new central city.

New Kaiapoi Development Offers New Homes By Early 2014

New Kaiapoi Development Offers New Homes By Early 2014

Thursday, 5 September 2013 11:09 a.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

UC PhD student granted $50,000 of EQC research funding

UC PhD student granted $50,000 of EQC research funding

Thursday, 5 September 2013 11:04 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Council approves Sumner Village Centre Master Plan

Council approves Sumner Village Centre Master Plan

Thursday, 5 September 2013 10:56 a.m. by GovtCCC

 

Gym in the frame, strip club out

Gym in the frame, strip club out

Thursday, 5 September 2013 10:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch strip club will be bowled to make way for central city parks and walkways but a neighbouring gym is allowed to stay.

Road repairs ramping up to unprecedented level

Road repairs ramping up to 'unprecedented' level

Thursday, 5 September 2013 10:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

Work to repair Christchurch's earthquake-damaged streets will ramp up to an "unprecedented" level by the year's end.

Decision to bowl strip club nothing to do with morals

Decision to bowl strip club 'nothing to do with morals'

Thursday, 5 September 2013 10:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch strip club will be bowled to make way for central city parks and walkways but a neighbouring gym is allowed to stay.

Decisions reached on properties in The Frame as rebuild progresses

Decisions reached on properties in The Frame as rebuild progresses

Thursday, 5 September 2013 10:39 a.m. by GovtCCDU Featured Popular

The Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) has reached final decisions on the acquisition of a number of properties that sit in the North and East Frames as the plan for the new central city pushes ahead.

Three years on: Rebuild priorities ‘skewed’

Three years on: Rebuild priorities ‘skewed’

Thursday, 5 September 2013 7:27 a.m. by EQCTruths

Here is one of the contributions to the Stuff assignment.  It nicely encapsulates the feelings of many of the disgruntled claimants whom I have dealt with.  It is a pity that people are stuck in the mire thanks to the useless bureaucrats at EQC and the New Zealand government.       EQC Truths  http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/9120325/Three-years-on-Rebuild-priorities-skewed Three […]

Edgeware Road between Barbadoes Street and Hills Road one way eastbound

Edgeware Road between Barbadoes Street and Hills Road one way eastbound

Thursday, 5 September 2013 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

While work is being carried out on the southern side of the carriageway, Edgeware Road will be one way only for traffic travelling east between Barbadoes Street and Hills Road from today, Thursday 5 September. There will be no left …

Three years on: Rents driving locals out

Three years on: Rents driving locals out

Thursday, 5 September 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff



Despair as historic kiln demolished

Despair as historic kiln demolished

Thursday, 5 September 2013 4:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

Heritage advocates have lost a battle to save a historic building that looked set to be restored.

Three years on: Im barely coping

Three years on: I'm barely coping

Thursday, 5 September 2013 4:00 a.m. by MediaStuff



Three years on: No light at the end of the tunnel

Three years on: No light at the end of the tunnel

Thursday, 5 September 2013 1:08 a.m. by MediaStuff



Calendars Girls condemned, Les Mills to stay

Calendars Girls condemned, Les Mills to stay

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 10:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Calendar Girls looks set to be demolished to make way for the city's green frame, but the Les Mills building will be left.

Strip club may be demolished but gym to stay

Strip club may be demolished but gym to stay

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 10:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Les Mills gym and the Christchurch Club will not be bought by the Crown but Calendar Girls and the former IRD building look set to be demolished.

Christchurch CBD shows signs of recovery

Christchurch CBD shows signs of recovery

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 5:40 p.m. by Media3News

Inside Christchurch's CBD signs of the rebuild are springing up everywhere.

Key Planning Committee decisions from today

Key Planning Committee decisions from today

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 5:27 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Christchurch City Council Planning Committee met today and made the following key decisions:

Three years on: EQC process wasting money

Three years on: EQC process 'wasting money'

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



ASB donates portable ambulance station to St John

ASB donates portable ambulance station to St John

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 3:05 p.m. by PRNews Popular

On last night’s final of Mitre 10 Dream Home, ASB donated a portable ambulance station to St John to help support the fantastic work St John people do in the Canterbury community.

World class Justice and Emergency Services Precinct for Canterbury

World class Justice and Emergency Services Precinct for Canterbury

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 3:02 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced the release of the expressions of interest tender for the main contractor for the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.

7.1 Earthquake - Christchurch 4th Sept 2010

7.1 Earthquake - Christchurch 4th Sept 2010

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 2:13 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Opening of the new Novotel Christchurch in Cathedral Square today

Opening of the new Novotel Christchurch in Cathedral Square today

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 1:31 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

Infrastructure is our first priority for Christchurch, and hotels are so important in proving beds for our visitors..without the beds the visitors can’t come.

Brooklands cleanup three years on

Brooklands cleanup three years on

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 12:53 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Making money out of thin air

Making money out of thin air

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 11:51 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch ratepayers could soon be making money out of thin air.

Three Years On. Reflection - Deon Swiggs

Three Years On. Reflection - Deon Swiggs

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 11:13 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Today as we know is the 3 year anniversary of what was to become a series of catastrophic events that would continue for over a year that have changed Christchurch and the lives of many forever. The day represents so much for so many people and it is hard to put that into words.

Insurers make significant progress in Canterbury rebuild

Insurers make significant progress' in Canterbury rebuild

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 10:51 a.m. by PRNews

Private insurance companies have made significant progress in resolving Canterbury residential property earthquake claims, with 80 percent having been completed, resolved or scheduled for completion.

Sad day as Cantabrians remember first quake

Sad day as Cantabrians remember first quake

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 10:45 a.m. by RuthDyson

Canterbury students, businesses to benefit from grants

Canterbury students, businesses to benefit from grants

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 10:04 a.m. by NickyWagner

Sixty-one future innovators will get the opportunity to work in some of Canterbury’s top commercial R&D facilities, thanks to new grants allocated today by Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce.

Christchurchs changing face post-quake

Christchurch's changing face post-quake

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 9:15 a.m. by Media3News

 

Victor Cattermole Proposes TC3 Buyout

Victor Cattermole Proposes TC3 Buyout

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 8:40 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

This is an interesting proposal from Victor Cattermole.  I am keen to hear more details on the proposal.  In the meantime, feel free to watch Victor’s video.   

Quake anniversary: Claims remain incomplete

Quake anniversary: Claims remain incomplete

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 8:06 a.m. by MediaHerald

About 5000 Canterbury earthquake claims remain incomplete, unresolved or not scheduled for completion, according to figures from the Insurance Council of New Zealand.Today marks the third anniversary of the 7.1-magnitude Canterbury...

Thousands still waiting on quake claims

Thousands still waiting on quake claims

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 5:56 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Three years since first Canterbury quake

Three years since first Canterbury quake

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 5:44 a.m. by Media3News

 

Insurance settlement imminent for Forsyth Barr

Insurance settlement imminent for Forsyth Barr

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 4:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

The fate of one of Christchurch's last remaining high-rises is still to be determined, but the owners are close to settling their insurance claim

Christchurch - bruised and battered

Christchurch - bruised and battered

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 4:00 a.m. by MediaStuff



Three years on: Stuck in a shambles

Three years on: Stuck in a shambles

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 3:42 a.m. by MediaStuff



Three years on: Safety not taken seriously

Three years on: Safety not taken seriously

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 3:42 a.m. by MediaStuff



Three years on: Rebuild priorities skewed

Three years on: Rebuild priorities 'skewed'

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 3:30 a.m. by MediaStuff



Canterbury building activity drops

Canterbury building activity drops

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 1:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

A drop in building activity in Canterbury is no cause for concern, Statistics NZ says.

Three years on: I stopped feeling safe

Three years on: I stopped feeling safe

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 1:29 a.m. by MediaStuff



Three years on: Sly politicians let us down

Three years on: 'Sly' politicians let us down

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 1:24 a.m. by MediaStuff



Three years on: Its a rollercoaster ride

Three years on: It's a rollercoaster ride

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 12:45 a.m. by MediaStuff



EQC has paid $6b in claims

EQC has paid $6b in claims

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 10:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Insurance and the Earthquake Commission (EQC) continue to stress and frustrate Cantabrians on the third anniversary of the September 4 earthquake, but it is surprising how many issues pre-dating the first earthquake still trouble the city.

Three years on: EQC staff struggle too

Three years on: EQC staff struggle too

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 10:30 p.m. by MediaStuff



The Peoples Choice Burwood Pegasus Team Policy Document

The Peoples Choice Burwood Pegasus Team Policy Document

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 9:58 p.m. by Swiggs Recommended Popular

Temple for Christchurch – Colouring in Competition

Temple for Christchurch – Colouring in Competition

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 9:26 p.m. by TempleforChCh

Colour the Temple in to win!

Chch quake victim moving back

Chch quake victim moving back

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 8:09 p.m. by Media3News

Tony believes that not only should he be able to stay, but he and his immediate neighbours could save the taxpayer millions of dollars by doing so.

Anniversary 1

Anniversary 1

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 5:26 p.m. by GovtEQC

September 4: Three year report card

September 4: Three year report card

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Three years to the day since the first big earthquake struck Canterbury, how do you rate progress? How confident are you in plans for the future?

September 4: Three year report card

September 4: Three year report card

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Three years to the day since the first big earthquake struck Canterbury, how do you rate progress? How confident are you in plans for the future?

The death of resilience by 1000 paper cuts

The death of resilience by 1000 paper cuts

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Do I need to even say it?

I dont give a toss about the Town Hall

'I don't give a toss about the Town Hall'

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

I am cold. I am tired. I am frustrated. My government has forgotten me and my insurance company is slower than snails racing through peanut butter.

Three years on: Aftershocks made me leave

Three years on: Aftershocks made me leave

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Port Hills announcement delay frustrating but necessary

Port Hills announcement delay frustrating but necessary

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 4:51 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The chief executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Roger Sutton, says the delay in announcing the outcome of the Port Hills zoning review is frustrating but necessary.

Council scotches Manchester Street cleanup attempt

Council scotches Manchester Street cleanup attempt

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 4:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Council staff took the posters down saying that prostitution is not illegal but declared the posters themselves, illegal.

Council scotches Manchester St cleanup attempt

Council scotches Manchester St cleanup attempt

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 4:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Councillor Aaron Keown’s latest attempt to clean up Manchester Street between Bealey Avenue and Edgeware Road came to an end when city council staff took down his posters. The Papanui Shirley Board community board member had tied a number of posters to lamp-posts saying “no street workers” and then listing a number of laws that […]

Red Cross transports carless residents

Red Cross transports carless residents

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 3:40 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Red Cross has started a transport service for those physically unable to use public transport or financially unable to visit a doctor or meet with EQC staff. The service, which requires a referral from a community organisation or similar, can also be used to enable the resident to participate in social or community events. […]