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Different approaches to comparable problems- guest post by Herman Meijburg

Different approaches to comparable problems- guest post by Herman Meijburg

Saturday, 25 April 2015 12:00 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

After 584 earthquakes and with still some 1100 predicted quakes in the near future, the first natural gas production unit in Groningen, The Netherlands, was finally shut down on April 14th. 

Rebuild pace extremely disappointing

Rebuild pace 'extremely disappointing'

Friday, 24 April 2015 7:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's slow rebuild is "extremely disappointing" and the city council should bear much of the blame, a prominent business leader says.

CTV News - 24th April 2015

CTV News - 24th April 2015

Friday, 24 April 2015 7:15 p.m. by MediaCTV

Stage one of Christchurch bus interchange due to open next month

Stage one of Christchurch bus interchange due to open next month

Friday, 24 April 2015 5:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

The company building the Christchurch Bus Interchange is boosting its workforce as the deadline to complete stage one looms.

Cathedral Square Friday Night Food Trucks to have a Winter home. Starting May 1!

Cathedral Square Friday Night Food Trucks to have a Winter home. Starting May 1!

Friday, 24 April 2015 4:19 p.m. by GapFiller

The City Council’s highly successful Friday Night Food Trucks series in Cathedral Square is to have a new home for the Winter. 

Cathedral Square Friday Night Food Trucks have a Winter home

Cathedral Square Friday Night Food Trucks have a Winter home

Friday, 24 April 2015 4:19 p.m. by GapFiller

The City Council’s highly successful Friday Night Food Trucks series in Cathedral Square has a new home for the Winter. The Commons will host up to fifteen food trucks on the first Friday of every month from 4 – 9pm. As well as food, there will be live music and games on the green for the kids. The first Winter Friday Night Food Trucks event […]

Another earthquake rattles Wellington

Another earthquake rattles Wellington

Friday, 24 April 2015 3:39 p.m. by GovtEQC

Canterbury Live - 24th April 2015

Canterbury Live - 24th April 2015

Friday, 24 April 2015 2:14 p.m. by MediaCTV

Tower Insurance rebuild programme at full capacity

Tower Insurance rebuild programme 'at full capacity'

Friday, 24 April 2015 1:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tower Insurance appears to be cash-settling remaining earthquake claims customers after its rebuild programme has reached "full capacity".

Contractor numbers cut as EQC home repair programme downsizes

Contractor numbers cut as EQC home repair programme downsizes

Thursday, 23 April 2015 10:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Major downsizing of the Fletcher-managed earthquake home repair programme staff will not slow progress in its final phase, the company says.

Contractor numbers cut as EQC home repair programme downsizes

Contractor numbers cut as EQC home repair programme downsizes

Thursday, 23 April 2015 10:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

Major downsizing of the Fletcher-managed earthquake home repair programme staff will not slow progress in its final phase, the company says.

Contractors cut as Fletcher downsizes repair programme

Contractors cut as Fletcher downsizes repair programme

Thursday, 23 April 2015 10:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Major downsizing of the Fletcher earthquake home repair programme will not slow progress in its final phase, the company says.

Contractors cut as Fletcher downsizes repair programme

Contractors cut as Fletcher downsizes repair programme

Thursday, 23 April 2015 10:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

Major downsizing of the Fletcher earthquake home repair programme will not slow progress in its final phase, the company says.

Contractors cut as Fletcher repair programme downsizes

Contractors cut as Fletcher repair programme downsizes

Thursday, 23 April 2015 10:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Major downsizing of Fletcher earthquake home repair programme staff will not slow progress in its final phase, the company says.

Contractors cut as Fletcher repair programme downsizes

Contractors cut as Fletcher repair programme downsizes

Thursday, 23 April 2015 10:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

Major downsizing of Fletcher earthquake home repair programme staff will not slow progress in its final phase, the company says.

CTV News Story - Bus Exchange

CTV News Story - Bus Exchange

Thursday, 23 April 2015 6:34 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - ANZAC

CTV News Story - ANZAC

Thursday, 23 April 2015 6:18 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Barnaby Barnett - Convention Centre

CTV News Story - Barnaby Barnett - Convention Centre

Thursday, 23 April 2015 6:17 p.m. by MediaCTV

Canterbury Live Christs College Anzac Tribute 2015

Canterbury Live Christ's College Anzac Tribute 2015

Thursday, 23 April 2015 4:21 p.m. by MediaCTV

Chile volcano eruption

Chile volcano eruption

Thursday, 23 April 2015 2:46 p.m. by GovtEQC

Minister vows to hold slumlords to account

Minister vows to hold slumlords to account

Thursday, 23 April 2015 1:49 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Alpine fault earthquake will involve more infrastructure challenges

Alpine fault earthquake will involve more infrastructure challenges

Thursday, 23 April 2015 1:39 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

A University of Canterbury geological sciences researcher says an alpine fault earthquake is likely to be markedly different to the Canterbury earthquakes, with infrastructure losses potentially exposing the regional economy rather than the concentrated building losses seen in Christchurch in 2010 and 2011.

Canterbury Live - 23rd April 2015

Canterbury Live - 23rd April 2015

Thursday, 23 April 2015 12:36 p.m. by MediaCTV

Earthquake hits Wellington and Seddon

Earthquake hits Wellington and Seddon

Thursday, 23 April 2015 11:01 a.m. by GovtEQC

Save Campbell Live Protest – Jo Bond’s Event

Save Campbell Live Protest – Jo Bond’s Event

Thursday, 23 April 2015 7:54 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

John Campbell has used his big heart to do a lot of things for the people of Christchurch, let’s do something for him! Friday, April 24 at 12:00pm in UTC+12 Hagley Park in Christchurch, New Zealand Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: …

Re:Start mall in Christchurch may stay another 10 years

Re:Start mall in Christchurch may stay another 10 years

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 9:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's pop-up container mall could become a long-term fixture in the central city.

CTV News Story - Algal Bloom

CTV News Story - Algal Bloom

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 6:43 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Pacifica

CTV News Story - Pacifica

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 6:42 p.m. by MediaCTV

Ludicrous red tape delaying Christchurch rebuild

'Ludicrous' red tape delaying Christchurch rebuild

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 6:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch developers say "ludicrous" rules are delaying the city's rebuild.

Community to commemorate restoration of Poppies sculpture with a ceremony and planting

Community to commemorate restoration of Poppies sculpture with a ceremony and planting

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 5:36 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

The “Poppies over Gallipoli” sculpture at the corner of Anzac Drive and Travis Road has been restored and moved to higher ground in time for the centenary commemorations of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli.

Notice - Antigua Street Bridge Opening– Central City

Notice - Antigua Street Bridge Opening– Central City

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 3:59 p.m. by SCIRT Featured Popular

Downer, as part of SCIRT, has been repairing the earthquake damaged Antigua Street Footbridge. This notice is to let you know that the repairs are almost finished and we will be opening the bridge soon.

Rent-a-desk shared offices to open in Christchurch art deco building

Rent-a-desk shared offices to open in Christchurch art deco building

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 3:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

A restored heritage building will play host to an office collective.

Does your Organisation Need Some IT support?

Does your Organisation Need Some IT support?

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 2:30 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Rosemary Neave is presently working pro bono updating the website for OVTRK. She has a small business doing Wordpress Websites and Social Media support for organisations. Here are some things she is offering to NGOs in Christchurch - these can be one to one sessions or workshops with several groups.  She has taken workshops like this for Community Waikato.  All she needs - a room with wifi and

Public Notice: Amendment to the Christchurch District Plan

Public Notice: Amendment to the Christchurch District Plan

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 2:18 p.m. by GovtCera

The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee, has decided to amend the Christchurch City Plan to facilitate the continued development of the Kintyre Estates subdivision.

Letter to Andrew Little and the Labour Party

Letter to Andrew Little and the Labour Party

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 5:22 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Dear Andrew, Christchurch Earthquake 2010-2012 – Bipartisan agreement. Firstly, may I belatedly congratulate you on your election to leader of the Labour Party which has of course raised new hope amongst the affected population here is Christchurch.  I know that …

Repair pre-construction meeting

Repair pre-construction meeting

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 10:41 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The second instalment in Mary and Malcolm’s repair story details their pre-construction meeting with the contractor, Milne Construction.

Rugby union OK with possible Lancaster return

Rugby union OK with possible Lancaster return

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 10:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Crusaders and Canterbury teams would happily return to the old AMI Stadium if repaired, the region's rugby boss says.

A plan followed by consultation for the outstanding red zone Crown offers

A plan followed by consultation for the outstanding red zone Crown offers

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 9:20 p.m. by avonsidechch

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has decided that everyone can have a say on what level of pay-out should be provided to those in the Red Zones who have been ineligible so far (uninsured owners of land and property). It is hard to tell whether the Minister has suddenly been overcome by a desire to indulge in participatory decision making or it is a device to allow public participation

CTV News - 21st April 2015

CTV News - 21st April 2015

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 6:58 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - CERA

CTV News Story - CERA

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 6:31 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Game of Thrones

CTV News Story - Game of Thrones

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 6:29 p.m. by MediaCTV

Convention centre location a mistake

Convention centre location a 'mistake'

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 4:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Putting a convention centre in the middle of Christchurch's city centre is a mistake,  says.

Christchurch Convention Centre location a mistake

Christchurch Convention Centre location a 'mistake'

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 4:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Putting a convention centre in the middle of Christchurch's city centre is a mistake, says.

Free, impartial advice for Cantabrians extended

Free, impartial advice for Cantabrians extended

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 3:04 p.m. by GovtCera

Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner says the continued funding of the Residential Advisory Service (RAS) means more Cantabrians will be able to access free, impartial advice on getting their home repaired or rebuilt.

Acting Cera chief to stay in role

Acting Cera chief to stay in role

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 1:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) acting chief executive John Ombler will continue in the role until the end of the year.

Public input sought on red-zone compensation

Public input sought on red-zone compensation

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 12:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government will consult the public on a possible revised compensation offer for some Christchurch red-zoners.

CERA Acting Chief Executive arrangements extended

CERA Acting Chief Executive arrangements extended

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 11:18 a.m. by GovtCera

State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie has today confirmed that Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) Acting Chief Executive John Ombler will continue in the role until the end of 2015.Mr Ombler has been Acting Chief Executive since December 2014. Mr Ombler continuing in the role will provide CERA with consistent and stable leadership as it moves through a period of transition.

New process for red zone Crown offers

New process for red zone Crown offers

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 11:16 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

CTV News - 20th April 2015

CTV News - 20th April 2015

Monday, 20 April 2015 7:13 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Roads

CTV News Story - Roads

Monday, 20 April 2015 6:38 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Victim Support

CTV News Story - Victim Support

Monday, 20 April 2015 6:37 p.m. by MediaCTV

Is investor confidence waning in Christchurch?

Is investor confidence waning in Christchurch?

Monday, 20 April 2015 5:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cracks are showing in the development of Christchurch's CBD, with key projects stalled or abandoned, investor confidence hitting dramatic lows, and completed buildings struggling to find tenants.

Quake info hub back by popular demand

Quake info hub back by popular demand

Monday, 20 April 2015 4:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cash settlements and flooding are expected to be two of the biggest talking points at a new earthquake help desk for Christchurch residents.

New social housing units open in Aranui

New social housing units open in Aranui

Monday, 20 April 2015 1:51 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The opening of eight new Council social housing units in Aranui will help to set a new standard in providing quality, purpose-built accommodation for some of the city's most vulnerable residents, says Christchurch Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck.

First Central City transport project complete

First Central City transport project complete

Monday, 20 April 2015 1:47 p.m. by GovtCCC

Changes that make it easier for travellers to get into the Central City are one step closer to reality with the road works at Hagley / Moorhouse Corner finishing today. This is the first transport project delivered as part of the joint Christchurch City Council and Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) programme – the transport chapter of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan.

Canterbury Live - Monday 20th April

Canterbury Live - Monday 20th April

Monday, 20 April 2015 12:06 p.m. by MediaCTV

Canterbury Live - 20th April 2015

Canterbury Live - 20th April 2015

Monday, 20 April 2015 12:06 p.m. by MediaCTV

Going the extra mile

Going the extra mile

Monday, 20 April 2015 11:52 a.m. by FletcherEQR