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Major Works- Bealey Avenue/ Fitzgerald / Whitmore intersection

Major Works- Bealey Avenue/ Fitzgerald / Whitmore intersection

Friday, 24 May 2013 1:21 p.m. by Transport4chch

From the 3rd June Bealey Avenue will be reduced to a single lane eastbound between Geraldine and Fitzgerald. Whitmore through to Fitzgerald will also be reduced to a single lane.

No red zone deadline secrets, Brownlee says

No red zone deadline secrets, Brownlee says

Friday, 24 May 2013 12:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake recovery minister Gerry Brownlee says deadline extensions for some red zone landowners have not been kept secret.

Day 821 - nice donation of laptops

Day 821 - nice donation of laptops

Friday, 24 May 2013 12:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

Quake stories published online

Quake stories published online

Friday, 24 May 2013 11:58 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Harrowing stories from people who experienced the Canterbury earthquakes and the aftermath are available for the public to view on Canterbury University's earthquake digital archive.

Need for convention centre doubted

Need for convention centre doubted

Friday, 24 May 2013 9:37 a.m. by MediaRNZ

A Christchurch City Councillor is casting doubt on plans for one of the city's major rebuild projects, a new convention centre.

Mould Risk in Water Damaged Homes – Guest Post by Bron Williams (Australia)

Mould Risk in Water Damaged Homes – Guest Post by Bron Williams (Australia)

Friday, 24 May 2013 9:12 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Eighteen months ago, I had no idea how fast mould grows in a house with water damage; nor that a home can be unsafe, from very high levels of airborne mould, without any visible sign on the ceiling or walls.

Demand for free law service skyrockets

Demand for free law service skyrockets

Friday, 24 May 2013 9:06 a.m. by MediaHerald

Post-earthquake demand for free legal service at Community Law Canterbury has skyrocketed, making the legal centre the biggest of its kind in the country.

Deadly assignment earns editor Friend of NZ award

Deadly assignment earns editor Friend of NZ award

Friday, 24 May 2013 8:49 a.m. by PRNews

 

Winning issue-based campaigns

Winning issue-based campaigns

Friday, 24 May 2013 7:17 a.m. by stalbanscommunity



Stuck in the red zone

Stuck in the red zone

Thursday, 23 May 2013 7:49 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch's red zone areas are gradually being emptied of their people.

Key visits Christchurch construction sites

Key visits Christchurch construction sites

Thursday, 23 May 2013 6:12 p.m. by MediaHerald

Prime Minister John Key visited three major construction sites in Christchurch today which are being hailed as evidence that the post-disaster city has turned from demolition to construction.Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee...

Superschool reassures ChCh schools

Superschool reassures ChCh schools

Thursday, 23 May 2013 5:39 p.m. by Media3News

 

Amazing Place playground winners announced

Amazing Place playground winners announced

Thursday, 23 May 2013 4:29 p.m. by GovtCCDU Featured Popular

 

Farmy Army leader honoured for quake aid

'Farmy Army' leader honoured for quake aid

Thursday, 23 May 2013 4:20 p.m. by MediaHerald

The driving force behind Christchurch's 'Farmy Army' says providing help and hot meals in the earthquake-struck city was a humbling experience.John Hartnell was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit today for services...

Public wants modern cathedral - church

Public wants modern cathedral - church

Thursday, 23 May 2013 2:59 p.m. by Media3News

 

EQConnects - 23 May 2013

EQConnects - 23 May 2013

Thursday, 23 May 2013 2:48 p.m. by GovtEQC

Mahy-inspired playground wins top prize

Mahy-inspired playground wins top prize

Thursday, 23 May 2013 2:17 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Plans for the Strip out next week

Plans for the 'Strip' out next week

Thursday, 23 May 2013 1:41 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Playground honours Margaret Mahy ONZ

Playground honours Margaret Mahy ONZ

Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:52 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Oh Thank God for Mr. Grafton (ICNZ)

Oh Thank God for Mr. Grafton (ICNZ)

Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:16 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

 

Christchurch CBD construction ramps up

Christchurch CBD construction ramps up

Thursday, 23 May 2013 11:32 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Day 820 - save Phillipstown School

Day 820 - save Phillipstown School

Thursday, 23 May 2013 9:44 a.m. by addingtonaction

Photos posted from Facebook of this mornings protest on Ferry Rd to stop the closure of Phiilipstown School.

Owners plea to speed up consents

Owners' plea to speed up consents

Thursday, 23 May 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Insurer settles bulk of big Canterbury claims

Insurer settles bulk of big Canterbury claims

Thursday, 23 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Insurer Ansvar says it has settled nearly all of its 25 largest claims in Canterbury.

Chch projects could be scaled back - Key

Chch projects could be scaled back - Key

Thursday, 23 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The prime minister says big-ticket Christchurch recovery projects could be scaled back to help bridge the funding gap between local and central government.

Projects could be scaled back - Key

Projects could be scaled back - Key

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 11:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

Day 819 - messages supporting open letter

Day 819 - messages supporting open letter

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 9:16 p.m. by addingtonaction

Here are copies of messages sent in support of CanCERN open letter to Minister Gerry Brownlee

EQC drilling update

EQC drilling update

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 8:30 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Woolston resident helps neighbours

Woolston resident helps neighbours

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 7:13 p.m. by Media3News

Anna Burns-Francis visited the suburb of Woolston where a man has taken it upon himself to help his neighbours.

Interim decisions for five Aranui schools

Interim decisions for five Aranui schools

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 6:24 p.m. by GovtMOE

 

Open letter to Gerry Brownlee

Open letter to Gerry Brownlee

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 6:09 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

Hon. Gerry Brownlee
Minister of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery
22 May 2013



Dear Minister Brownlee
Firstly we would like to thank you for conducting the Campbell Live interview on Monday 20 May regarding the resident’s plight with the Earthquake Commission. Acknowledging their voice is the first step towards resolving issues.

You mentioned in your interview that you had heard the issues but not the solutions. We found this statem ...

Day 819 - Tennyson St

Day 819 - Tennyson St

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

The CSFVC distribution centre at Sydenham Community Centre has now closed and has been replaced by a new distribution centre with the same members operating out of 3/81 Tennyson St in Sydenham.


3/81 Tennyson St, Sydenham
Co-op inquiries Janet 331-6146
Wednesdays 10.30am - 12 noon
Open to anyone

Community Update 22 May 2013

Community Update 22 May 2013

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

 

Day 819 - shift to Hoon Hay a success

Day 819 - shift to Hoon Hay a success

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

The first co-op packing at Hoon Hay Presbyterian was a roaring success today and packed 450 orders which is also a record. Lots of people turned up early to help set up the hall and talk over what was to be done. A number of times, the packing was stopped while a problem was discussed and then solved.

While a process plan was worked out on Monday, it took a real live experiment to see if it would work. As a result of today's experience, a lot was learnt by everyone.

Everyone went a ...

Earthquake Recovery & Rebuild Update May 2013

Earthquake Recovery & Rebuild Update May 2013

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 4:41 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

 

Four Christchurch schools to merge

Four Christchurch schools to merge

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 2:46 p.m. by Media3News

 

Rebuild and Recovery Seminar Videos 27th and 28th April 2013

Rebuild and Recovery Seminar Videos 27th and 28th April 2013

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 2:03 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

All the video from the Rebuild and Recovery Seminars. Over the weekend of 27th and 28th April 2013

SKY MAKES A MILLION DOLLAR PLEDGE TO CHRISTCHURCH

SKY MAKES A MILLION DOLLAR PLEDGE TO CHRISTCHURCH

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 1:38 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Signals Fault – Barbadoes Street and Bealey Avenue Intersection

Signals Fault – Barbadoes Street and Bealey Avenue Intersection

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 1:26 p.m. by Transport4chch

There is currently a signals fault at the intersection of Barbadoes Street and Bealey Avenue.  

Petition on EQC claims has 2000 signatures, says organiser

Petition on EQC claims has 2000 signatures, says organiser

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 12:31 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A Christchurch resident calling for an overhaul of the way the Earthquake Commission manages its claims says his petition has 2000 signatures.

Our teams are completing around  90 home repairs every day

Our teams are completing around 90 home repairs every day

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 12:06 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

 

Repairing Canterbury homes - what to expect

Repairing Canterbury homes - what to expect

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 12:05 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

 

Another quake grant for Blenheim

Another quake grant for Blenheim

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 11:29 a.m. by MediaStuff

The recipient of a $840,000 grant from a special Canterbury earthquake fund has been revealed as a Blenheim theatre.

$840,000 boost for Blenheim theatre

$840,000 boost for Blenheim theatre

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 11:29 a.m. by MediaStuff

The recipient of a $840,000 grant has been revealed as a Blenheim theatre.

We dont know where we will go

'We don't know where we will go'

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch family will ''have nowhere to go'' if they don't find a wheelchair accessible rental property within the next two weeks.

Bar owner may sue council over delays

Bar owner may sue council over delays

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 8:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Most Christchurch leaders overseas

Most Christchurch leaders overseas

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 7:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Sell off non-core assets, Carter says

Sell off non-core assets, Carter says

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch city councillor says the city could offload non-core assets, including its own offices, to help pay its share of big-ticket rebuild projects.

Sell non-core assets, Tim Carter says

Sell non-core assets, Tim Carter says

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Quake-safe house attracts strong interest

Quake-safe house attracts strong interest

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

For sale: an experimental home built in a lab and tested to withstand a magnitude 8 earthquake.

Homeowner queries $1150 for brief check

Homeowner queries $1150 for brief check

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Government-owned insurance company Southern Response is backing a $1150 bill that one of its contractors charged for a property salvage report.