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Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 38 (November 2014)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 38 (November 2014)

Friday, 7 November 2014 4:37 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Issue 38 of the Greater Christchurch Recovery Update was published 7 November 2014.

Progressing summer repairs

Progressing summer repairs

Friday, 7 November 2014 4:28 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

Tree felling will cause delays on Western Corridor

Tree felling will cause delays on Western Corridor

Friday, 7 November 2014 4:26 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Motorists are being warned of delays on State Highway 1 to the west of Christchurch this weekend as work begins to fell 300 to 400 mature eucalyptus trees. The NZ Transport Agency’s State Highway Manager Colin Knaggs says trees will …

Johns Road (SH1)- delays expected this weekend

Johns Road (SH1)- delays expected this weekend

Friday, 7 November 2014 4:26 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Motorists are being warned of delays on State Highway 1 to the west of Christchurch this weekend as work begins to fell 300 to 400 mature eucalyptus trees. The NZ Transport Agency’s State Highway Manager Colin Knaggs says trees will …

Humphries Drive, Ferrymead – one way back in place Monday 10 November

Humphries Drive, Ferrymead – one way back in place Monday 10 November

Friday, 7 November 2014 4:00 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Humphries Drive, Ferrymead  from Ferry Road traffic lights will be one way city bound Monday 10 November from 6am – 3pm. . Ferry Road city bound towards Humphries Drive is reduced to one lane approaching the intersection. There will be delays …

Linwood Ave – expect delays at Buckleys/Aldwins intersection Monday morning

Linwood Ave – expect delays at Buckleys/Aldwins intersection Monday morning

Friday, 7 November 2014 3:30 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Works on Linwood Ave on the approaches to the Buckleys/Aldwins intersection will cause delays particularly during peak travel times. Linwood Ave city bound approaching Buckleys/Aldwins intersection will be reduced to one lane on Monday 10 November.  Linwood Ave towards Dyers …

CBD – Available Routes Map 7 November – 14 November

CBD – Available Routes Map 7 November – 14 November

Friday, 7 November 2014 3:00 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Please click here to download the network map  -  Available Routes Map

Latest Clifton Terrace clearance work

Latest Clifton Terrace clearance work

Friday, 7 November 2014 11:06 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) contractors will use remote-controlled excavators in a series of demolitions taking place on Crown-owned properties in Sumner from next week.

CTV News - Gumboots

CTV News - Gumboots

Thursday, 6 November 2014 8:59 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News - Stutter Research

CTV News - Stutter Research

Thursday, 6 November 2014 8:53 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Stutter Research

Stutter Research

Thursday, 6 November 2014 8:53 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV Engineer

CTV Engineer

Thursday, 6 November 2014 8:49 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News - CTV Engineer

CTV News - CTV Engineer

Thursday, 6 November 2014 8:49 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News - Thursday 6th November 2014

CTV News - Thursday 6th November 2014

Thursday, 6 November 2014 7:44 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

SMARTGATE goes from strength to strength

SMARTGATE goes from strength to strength

Thursday, 6 November 2014 4:34 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

Older Generations Open Letter

Older Generations Open Letter

Thursday, 6 November 2014 4:05 p.m. by JohnPatterson Popular

Dear Minister Gerry Brownlee , Roger Sutton,  Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Ian Simpson CEO EQC, Tim Grafton CEO of the Insurance Council, Insurers and all those who call the shots in our city:

Lyttelton’s Albion Square will reach its final milestone this weekend with an official community opening.

Lyttelton’s Albion Square will reach its final milestone this weekend with an official community opening.

Thursday, 6 November 2014 3:52 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Banks Peninsula Councillor Andrew Turner will cut a ribbon, officially opening the new civic square at 44 London Street this Saturday following a $2.8 million development programme.  

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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.

THE BIG LAUNCH - 6 Christchurch Philippino businesses.

THE BIG LAUNCH - 6 Christchurch Philippino businesses.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 9:42 a.m. by NickyWagner Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

CTV News - Monday 3rd November 2014

CTV News - Monday 3rd November 2014

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

November Awesome Evening

November Awesome Evening

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

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 Popular

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 Popular

Repairing your home with Southern Response

Repairing your home with Southern Response

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

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 Popular

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.