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Apprehension remains over flood-proof homes

Apprehension remains over flood-proof homes

Monday, 14 July 2014 4:49 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The spray-on waterproof membrane trailed on a red-zoned house in Christchurch has successfully passed a floodwater test.

Storm | Great Barrier Island

Storm | Great Barrier Island

Monday, 14 July 2014 4:48 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

CTV building engineer apologises

CTV building engineer apologises

Monday, 14 July 2014 4:29 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The engineer behind the design of the CTV building has apologised to families who lost loved ones in the building's collapse.

Sprouting from the Pallet Pavilion … grassroot businesses

Sprouting from the Pallet Pavilion … grassroot businesses

Monday, 14 July 2014 4:12 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Filler’s Pallet Pavilion gave a lot of grassroot businesses an opportunity that they might not have got otherwise.   Megan run Café Woohoo, before this she hadn’t even made a coffee! Alex and Martine started the Local Food Project and now run a restaurant at Shop Eight and Te Waka o Maui Watene Māori, […]

CTV engineer admits career over

CTV engineer admits career 'over'

Monday, 14 July 2014 4:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

The designer of the failed Canterbury Television (CTV) building has conceded his more than 40-year engineering career is "all but over".

Post-disaster building management guidance release

Post-disaster building management guidance release

Monday, 14 July 2014 1:27 p.m. by GovtDBH Popular


These guides were developed in response to the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission's recommendations around changes related to rapid building safety evaluations after a disaster. The guidance also allows for a more effective and efficient response in future events.

The key change is the shift away from the 'traffic light' system of red, yellow, and green placards to indicate the condition of a building. The colours that will instead be used are red, ye ...

$500 million paid out

$500 million paid out

Monday, 14 July 2014 1:26 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Who pays for unseen quake damage?

Who pays for unseen quake damage?

Monday, 14 July 2014 12:55 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury earthquake memorial

Canterbury earthquake memorial

Monday, 14 July 2014 12:00 p.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Online registration is now open for those wanting to submit ideas for the formal memorial to the February 2011 Canterbury Earthquake – the first step in a three-stage process for choosing the memorial design.

EQC kept mum about asbestos-infected house

EQC kept mum about asbestos-infected house

Monday, 14 July 2014 11:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Angela Dawson and her three children lived in a house infested with asbestos for almost two years after the quakes.

Lawyer calls for CTV inquiry to be dropped

Lawyer calls for CTV inquiry to be dropped

Monday, 14 July 2014 10:50 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The lawyer for CTV building designer David Harding has called for a hearing into his client's professional conduct to be abandoned.

Lawyer tries to block CTV collapse hearing

Lawyer tries to block CTV collapse hearing

Monday, 14 July 2014 10:50 a.m. by Media3News Popular

A lawyer for CTV building designer David Harding has tried to block a disciplinary hearing from examining his actions.

CTV engineer failed in his professional and ethical duty, hearing told

CTV engineer failed in his 'professional and ethical duty', hearing told

Monday, 14 July 2014 10:26 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Christchurch structural engineer David Harding re-registered with his professional body just five months after the CTV Building collapse, and failed to tell his assessors that he was behind its design 25 years earlier, a hearing has...

My life will never be the same: CTV Building designer

'My life will never be the same': CTV Building designer

Monday, 14 July 2014 10:26 a.m. by MediaHerald

A heartfelt apology has been issued to the families of the CTV Building collapse victims by the structural engineer who designed it.David Harding says his physical and mental health has deteriorated significantly since the six-storey...

Building upgrade underway for Christchurch Art Gallery

Building upgrade underway for Christchurch Art Gallery

Monday, 14 July 2014 10:22 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

A technology that allows a building to effectively “float” on its foundations during an earthquake is about to be applied to Christchurch Art Gallery.

WECAN response to water-proofing housing

WECAN response to water-proofing housing

Monday, 14 July 2014 10:19 a.m. by WeCAN Popular

A  'Managed Retreat' would give victims of the earthquakes resolve and ensure for their future, as these victims (many elderly) have now endured 3.5 years of  post-quake duress and stress as a direct result of EQC & Insurances' inefficient policies and procedures which have not ensured safety and good health.

Are you on the right road?

Are you on the right road?

Monday, 14 July 2014 8:07 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Choosing which road to take in Christchurch can be challenging at times.  

Prestons Road West at Marshland Road – closure tonight 6pm

Prestons Road West at Marshland Road – closure tonight 6pm

Monday, 14 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

As part of the upgrade to the Marshland Road/Preston Road intersection, Prestons Road West will be closed tonight (Monday 14th July) from 6pm – 6am Tuesday 15 July. 

Prestons Road West at Marshland Road – closure in place 6pm

Prestons Road West at Marshland Road – closure in place 6pm

Monday, 14 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

As part of the upgrade to the Marshland Road/Preston Road intersection, Prestons Road West will be closed tonight (Monday 14th July) from 6pm – 6am Tuesday 15 July. The work is a continuation of work which was started on Sunday …

CTV designer to face disciplinary hearings

CTV designer to face disciplinary hearings

Monday, 14 July 2014 6:26 a.m. by Media3News Popular

CTV building designer David Harding will front at two disciplinary hearings in Christchurch today.

Christchurch flood-proof house tests successful

Christchurch flood-proof house tests successful

Monday, 14 July 2014 6:00 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch City Council has completed testing of its newly flood-proofed house, and it has been proven a success.
 

The process involves applying a water-proof membrane to the exterior panels of the house.

Transport and Green-space manager John Mackie says they used a red-zoned home to test the technique.

"We consider this as probably one of the least expensive alternatives to, for example ...

Victims father to state concerns about Harding

Victim's father to state concerns about Harding

Monday, 14 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

It will be a bittersweet moment for Tim Elms when he takes the stand this morning at an inquiry to outline his complaint against the Canterbury Television building's engineer.

Teen feels left out of rebuild process

Teen feels left out of rebuild process

Monday, 14 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

He may be young, but he is informed.

Design for memorial open to all

Design for memorial open to all

Monday, 14 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The multi-million dollar Canterbury Earthquakes Memorial could be designed by anyone, of any age, from anywhere in the world.

Design for quake memorial open to all

Design for quake memorial open to all

Monday, 14 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The multi-million dollar Canterbury Earthquakes Memorial could be designed by anyone, of any age, from anywhere in the world.

Council Hurry Up

Council Hurry Up

Sunday, 13 July 2014 10:32 p.m. by MediaCTV

Housing Announcement

Housing Announcement

Sunday, 13 July 2014 10:30 p.m. by MediaCTV

Hampshire Street

Hampshire Street

Sunday, 13 July 2014 10:30 p.m. by MediaCTV

Selwyn Sewage Scheme

Selwyn Sewage Scheme

Sunday, 13 July 2014 10:29 p.m. by MediaCTV

Retirement Village Demolition

Retirement Village Demolition

Sunday, 13 July 2014 10:28 p.m. by MediaCTV

The Glenmark – tragedy and a fortune in colonial gold

The Glenmark – tragedy and a fortune in colonial gold

Sunday, 13 July 2014 8:47 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

“The tale of a shipwreck has for most readers a fascination unequalled by any other of the many forms of tragedy which from time to time sweep some unlucky band or section of humanity into eternity, and during last century [19th Century] shipping disasters were all too frequent around our rugged and then little-known coast. But these bygone tragedies on our shores have been chronicled, so that small room for speculation remains when the cold light of Marine Court inquiries have been shed o ...

Building Consent troubles in Christchurch….. still…..

Building Consent troubles in Christchurch….. still…..

Sunday, 13 July 2014 12:25 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

So what is new in the life of the beleaguered High Street building owners? 

Site confirmed for Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Site confirmed for Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Saturday, 12 July 2014 12:58 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The formal memorial for the February 2011 Earthquake will be built on the edge of the Ōtākaro/Avon River, as announced by Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee, alongside Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Kaiwhakahaere for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Tā Mark Solomon.

Site confirmed for Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Site confirmed for Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Saturday, 12 July 2014 9:30 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The formal memorial for the February 2011 Earthquake will be built on the edge of the Ōtākaro/Avon River.

Editorial: Quake levy as part of rates a no-brainer

Editorial: Quake levy as part of rates a no-brainer

Saturday, 12 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

It is easy to sympathise with Local Government NZ's misgivings about the Labour Party's plan to take Earthquake Commission levies off insurance premiums and add them to rates bills. Local councils are always under pressure to justify...

CTV News - Friday 11 July

CTV News - Friday 11 July

Friday, 11 July 2014 8:00 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 11th July 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 11th July 2014

Friday, 11 July 2014 5:07 p.m. by MediaCTV

Progress on the Cantabrian Show Home

Progress on the Cantabrian Show Home

Friday, 11 July 2014 4:36 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

 

Flood-proofed houses put to test

Flood-proofed houses put to test

Friday, 11 July 2014 4:12 p.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council has begun testing what it hopes will be a solution to the city's post-quake flooding problems.

Breezes Road – one-way for two months

Breezes Road – one-way for two months

Friday, 11 July 2014 12:36 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users are advised that from today work installing vacuum waste water tanks will mean that Breezes Road between Lenton Street to Cuthberts road will be restricted to southbound traffic only. A detour for northbound traffic will be in place …

Our new normal is a reality show

Our 'new normal' is a reality show

Friday, 11 July 2014 12:26 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular


Did the Earth move for you last night?

Chris speaks to this weeks Power Panel

Chris speaks to this weeks Power Panel

Friday, 11 July 2014 12:19 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch discusses the weeks issues with NZ First MP Richard Prosser, NBR reporter Chris Hutching, and Press political reporter Lois Cairns

All About Social Anxiety – Hosted by the Social Anxiety Support Group

All About Social Anxiety – Hosted by the Social Anxiety Support Group

Friday, 11 July 2014 11:38 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

  All about Social Anxiety A talk by a clinician from the Anxiety Disorders Service hosted by the Social Anxiety support group, Thursday July 24th. Unless you are currently a member of the Social Anxiety Support group attendance is by registration only, venue and time to be advised . Social Anxiety is the individual anxiety...

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 34 (July 2014)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 34 (July 2014)

Friday, 11 July 2014 10:32 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Issue 34 of the Greater Christchurch Recovery Update was published 11 July 2014.

Chief Executives update - 11 July 2014

Chief Executive's update - 11 July 2014

Friday, 11 July 2014 10:04 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Introduction to an Accessible City

Introduction to an Accessible City

Friday, 11 July 2014 9:17 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The role of the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) in New Zealand is to lead the rebuild of Christchurch central. CCDU is part of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA). CCDU is delivering the vision in the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan for a distinctive, vibrant and green 21st century city. Find out more about us at

CERA misues section 38′s… Again…. or is that Still….

CERA misues section 38′s… Again…. or is that Still….

Friday, 11 July 2014 8:25 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

I notice that Labour stated:  Link here: 

Prestons Road closures – Sunday 13 July

Prestons Road closures – Sunday 13 July

Friday, 11 July 2014 7:39 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

As part of the upgrade to the Marshland Road/Preston Road intersection, Preston Road will be closed in stages on Sunday 13 July.

Human right abuse claims spike after quakes

Human right abuse claims spike after quakes

Friday, 11 July 2014 7:16 a.m. by MediaStuff

Human rights abuse claims have spiked in New Zealand as Canterbury residents file claims against insurance and construction companies.

Central City – from Monday 14th July

Central City – from Monday 14th July

Friday, 11 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

New: Peterborough Street between Madras Street and Manchester closed Open: Park Tce is open to two-way traffic from Kilmore Street to Armagh Street. Note: Bealey Ave eastbound down to two lanes from Manchester Street to Barbadoes Street Armagh Street one way …

CBD – Available Routes Map 12th July – 19th July

CBD – Available Routes Map 12th July – 19th July

Friday, 11 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Copies of this map can be found in the Wednesday edition of the Christchurch Star which is free from most service stations and supermarkets. Please …

Crusaders V Highlanders – AMI Stadium Sat 12 July – travel advisory

Crusaders V Highlanders – AMI Stadium Sat 12 July – travel advisory

Friday, 11 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Temporary traffic management will be in place on Saturday 12 July for the Crusaders v Highlanders game at AMI Stadium. Jack Hinton Drive will be closed from Twigger Street to Whiteleigh Avenue from 5.30pm to 10pm. Entry into Whiteleigh Avenue will be closed to vehicles from …

River site tipped for quake memorial

River site tipped for quake memorial

Friday, 11 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government is set to release plans for Christchurch's earthquake memorial tomorrow.

Southern Response, Corbel Construction & Uretek

Southern Response, Corbel Construction & Uretek

Thursday, 10 July 2014 9:42 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

CTV News - Thursday 10 July

CTV News - Thursday 10 July

Thursday, 10 July 2014 8:44 p.m. by MediaCTV

Dramatic role just part of the job for Cera

Dramatic role just part of the job for Cera

Thursday, 10 July 2014 5:56 p.m. by MediaStuff

Govt agrees to Chch council plan review request

Govt agrees to Chch council plan review request

Thursday, 10 July 2014 4:46 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Labour: Quake rebuild costs could shift on to taxpayer

Labour: Quake rebuild costs could shift on to taxpayer

Thursday, 10 July 2014 3:26 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

In the latest of series of policy announcements for the quake-hit region which is shaping up as a key election battleground, Labour Leader David Cunliffe said a Government he led would be "committed to working alongside Christchurch's mayor and councillors to come up with a fair and sustainable solution to the city's ballooning debt, largely a consequence of a government imposed cost-sharing arrangement".

Labour: Quake rebuild costs could shift on to taxpayer

Labour: Quake rebuild costs could shift on to taxpayer

Thursday, 10 July 2014 3:26 p.m. by MediaHerald

Labour has raised the possibility of the taxpayer shouldering an even greater proportion of Christchurch rebuild costs, saying it would sit down with Christchurch Council to review the existing cost sharing agreement if it won the...