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DRAYTON RESERVE VOLUNTEERS Report #6….31.08.16

DRAYTON RESERVE VOLUNTEERS Report #6….31.08.16

Thursday, 1 September 2016 2:14 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

TWO WORKING BEES NEXT MONTH !! Meet at the Avery Place entrance at 2pm on Saturday 24th Sept 2016 and an extra one to celebrate the start of Conservation Week […]

New novel tells story of people living through Christchurch earthquakes

New novel tells story of people living through Christchurch earthquakes

Thursday, 1 September 2016 10:49 a.m. by BleakCity Featured Popular

Just in time for the sixth anniversary of the September 2010 Christchurch earthquake, a new novel tells the story of a family living through the Canterbury earthquake sequence. follows the life of a young woman, Alice Moorhouse, as she and her family cope with life from the time of the quakes to the present day. It asks the question ‘who do you want to be, when life is unjust and unfair?’ Although titled , it does not see a bleak future for Christchurch, but it does acknowledge that ...

Earthquake measuing 5.7 hits Te Araroa, East Coast

Earthquake measuing 5.7 hits Te Araroa, East Coast

Thursday, 1 September 2016 10:48 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Mayor buys first undies in four years as Rangiora Farmers reopens

Mayor buys first undies in four years as Rangiora Farmers reopens

Thursday, 1 September 2016 10:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's been four years since David Ayers bought a pair of new undies.

Otakaro boss Albert Brantley could earn $100,000 in addition to base salary

Otakaro boss Albert Brantley could earn $100,000 in addition to base salary

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 8:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

The man in charge of delivering Christchurch's anchor projects stands to make an extra $100,000 on top of his base salary, which could see his pay packet top $550,000 annually.

Developer Antony Gough hoping for settlement to High St stoush within a week

Developer Antony Gough hoping for settlement to High St stoush within a week

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 5:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch property developer involved in a High Court stoush over a $50 million development is hopeful a settlement can be reached within the next week.

Potential Class Action litigation against manufacturers of 500E Steel Mesh

Potential Class Action litigation against manufacturers of 500E Steel Mesh

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 5:37 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Adina Thorn Lawyers, with the assistance of , is proposing to launch Class Action litigation against the manufacturers of 500E Steel Mesh on behalf of owners who register to participate.  Please find attached a Media Release for immediate release.  We expect there will be significant public interest in the Action as the owners of (since 2012) are invited to register. 

600 more Christchurch homes a step closer

600 more Christchurch homes a step closer

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 4:52 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Minister for Building and Housing

New social housing units open in Waltham

New social housing units open in Waltham

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 4:46 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has celebrated the opening of eight new social housing units in Waltham.

Christchurch merger school off to flying start

Christchurch merger school off to flying start

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 4:44 p.m. by GovtMOE

IAG’s Limitation Announcement “Unreasonable”

IAG’s Limitation Announcement “Unreasonable”

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 10:51 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Rebuild Christchurch founder Deon Swiggs, is disappointed by IAG’s statement today that any court action related to commercial and body corporate Sept 4 2010 earthquake claims, must be filed in the next three days.

STAKEHOLDER UPDATE: IAG SETTLEMENT PROGRAMME 95% COMPLETE PROGRESS UPDATE

STAKEHOLDER UPDATE: IAG SETTLEMENT PROGRAMME 95% COMPLETE PROGRESS UPDATE

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 3:34 p.m. by IAGinsurance Featured Popular

We continue to focus on the settlement of outstanding earthquake claims. As at today:

Containers going at Moa Bone Point and Clifton

Containers going at Moa Bone Point and Clifton

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 3:06 p.m. by GovtCCC

 

“Massive” support among electoral candidates for city-to-sea river park and eco-reserve in Ōtākaro/Avon River Red Zone

“Massive” support among electoral candidates for city-to-sea river park and eco-reserve in Ōtākaro/Avon River Red Zone

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 2:52 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

“Massive” support has been found among Christchurch’s local and regional electoral candidates for a multipurpose city-to-sea river park and eco-reserve in the Ōtākaro/Avon River red zone.

Edmonds band rotunda rebuild to cost $1.2m

Edmonds band rotunda rebuild to cost $1.2m

Monday, 29 August 2016 3:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $1.2 million restoration of Christchurch's Edmonds band rotunda could see it returned to its former glory.

Canterbury tops housing consents per capita

Canterbury tops housing consents per capita

Monday, 29 August 2016 12:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury's housing market is still in a post-earthquake boom, with consents outstripping the rest of the country.

Property chief shocked by Canterbury building liquidations

Property chief shocked by Canterbury building liquidations

Monday, 29 August 2016 7:40 a.m. by MediaHerald

A Christchurch-based property chief expressed shock at the scale of Canterbury building company liquidations but says it shows problems with the sector.John Hare, chief executive of Holmes Group and the former principal engineering...

Canterburys bloody problem: Hundreds of building-related firms failing

Canterbury's 'bloody problem': Hundreds of building-related firms failing

Sunday, 28 August 2016 6:54 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

More than 60 construction-related Christchurch companies have been liquidated this year, owing creditors an estimated $40 million.

Former IRD building to be repaired for office or educational use

Former IRD building to be repaired for office or educational use

Sunday, 28 August 2016 12:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

The former Inland Revenue building in central Christchurch will likely be repaired and used as office space or "education use".

Calder Stewart to develop major HOYTS cinema complex in Christchurch CBD

Calder Stewart to develop major HOYTS cinema complex in Christchurch CBD

Friday, 26 August 2016 4:31 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

August 26 2016 - Calder Stewart

Leighs Cockram Joint Venture Ltd. to proceed with Metro Sports Facility

Leighs Cockram Joint Venture Ltd. to proceed with Metro Sports Facility

Friday, 26 August 2016 4:04 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Popular

Ōtākaro Limited has selected Leighs Cockram Joint Venture Ltd. to proceed as the single ECI (Early Contractor Involvement) contractor for the next design stage of the Metro Sports Facility, an aquatic and indoor sports and leisure venue that will grow participation in sport and recreation in Canterbury and provide facilities to support athlete high-performance. Construction of the facility will be managed by Ōtākaro Limited, and construction will be jointly funded by the Crown and the Christchur ...

Visitor spend in Christchurch bouncing back

Visitor spend in Christchurch bouncing back

Friday, 26 August 2016 3:45 p.m. by TourismChCh Popular

 

Major international fault line activity expected

Major international fault line activity expected

Friday, 26 August 2016 3:22 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Council to plan response to Coastal Hazards peer review report

Council to plan response to Coastal Hazards peer review report

Thursday, 25 August 2016 2:17 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Council today agreed to receive the recently completed Coastal Hazards peer review report, and asked Council staff to report back in one month on how the Council will respond to the peer review’s recommendations.

Emails reveal ‘useless’ booklet could have meant higher settlements

Emails reveal ‘useless’ booklet could have meant higher settlements

Thursday, 25 August 2016 11:51 a.m. by MeganWoods

Documents released to Labour under the OIA show the Government’s scrapped insurance advice booklet could have led to higher settlements for Southern Response customers, says Labour’s Canterbury spokesperson Megan Woods.

Johnny Moore: Christchurch risks becoming a beige dystopia

Johnny Moore: Christchurch risks becoming a 'beige dystopia'

Thursday, 25 August 2016 9:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

Are we rebuilding the city centre we dreamed of?

Italian earthquake levels villages

Italian earthquake levels villages

Thursday, 25 August 2016 8:48 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

MBIE Cash Settlement Booklet

MBIE Cash Settlement Booklet

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 6:27 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Here is the link to the MBIE Cash Settlement booklet recently released via an OIA request.  It was prepared by MBIE and CERA with input from EQC, CCC and Worksafe.  It is an excellent handbook for homeowners and contains accurate advice as to what to do when considering a cash settlement.  It makes many useful suggestions as to information to ask of the EQC/Insurer before settling and also what ought to be included in the cash settlement calculation.  Still a useful resource.

Documents reveal EQ repairs and methodology dont meet building code

Documents reveal EQ repairs and methodology don't meet building code

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 6:03 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

With the sixth anniversary of the September earthquake in Canterbury only days away, documents obtained by EQC Fix, under the Official Information Act, show hundreds of repairs referred to the MBIE’s Technical Engineering Panel, did not comply with the Building Code.

Quake damage repairs leaving homes in worse state

Quake damage 'repairs' leaving homes in worse state

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 8:48 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

Documents released under the Official Information Act reveal more than half of EQC repairs over the last 200 referrals have left houses in a worse state than before the quakes.

Govt buckled over quake cash settlements, say Canterbury group

Govt buckled over quake cash settlements, say Canterbury group

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 8:52 a.m. by EQCFix Popular

A group which supports Cantabrians through their experiences with EQC says the government has buckled to insurance companies which don't want to help homeowners.

High Court denies uninsured Quake Outcasts appeal

High Court denies uninsured Quake Outcasts' appeal

Monday, 22 August 2016 8:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

A group of uninsured Christchurch homeowners has lost an appeal for more compensation after claiming a Government offer was unlawful.

Cash Settlement Booklet

Cash Settlement Booklet

Monday, 22 August 2016 4:53 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

The press today reported for Canterbury homeowners. This is totally unacceptable. As a trustee of the Canterbury Insurance Assistance Service we could see two years ago that cash settlement and more importantly what homeowners needed to know after they got the cash was going to be vitally important. 

Open City!!

Open City!!

Monday, 22 August 2016 4:15 p.m. by GapFiller

We’re working on a project, which is all about sharing sweet free things to do in our city and we need your help! Let us know what your sweet free thing to do is within the 4 Aves, where it is and when it’s available. Thank you!!! Please email your ideas to fillthegap@gapfiller.org.nz

3,000 Kiwi kids descend upon the Alpine Fault

3,000 Kiwi kids descend upon the Alpine Fault

Monday, 22 August 2016 11:19 a.m. by GovtEQC

Private insurers urged Government not to publish booklet for Canterbury homeowners

Private insurers urged Government not to publish booklet for Canterbury homeowners

Sunday, 21 August 2016 7:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

Private insurers pressured the Government not to publish a booklet guiding Canterbury homeowners through the cash settlement process.

Government close to securing land needed for Christchurchs Performing Arts Precinct

Government close to securing land needed for Christchurch's Performing Arts Precinct

Sunday, 21 August 2016 4:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is close to purchasing all the land required for a proposed Performing Arts Precinct in central Christchurch.

Government close to buying last two sites for Christchurchs Performing Arts Precinct

Government close to buying last two sites for Christchurch's Performing Arts Precinct

Sunday, 21 August 2016 4:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is close to purchasing all the land required for a proposed Performing Arts Precinct in central Christchurch.

Christchurch building firm H&R Garlick folds after 20 years in business

Christchurch building firm H&R Garlick folds after 20 years in business

Friday, 19 August 2016 7:12 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The family-owned Christchurch building company behind the Re:Start Mall fit-out has collapsed, with creditors left $1.5 million out of pocket.

Queensland earthquake could have been devastating

Queensland earthquake could have been devastating

Friday, 19 August 2016 4:07 p.m. by GovtEQC

Cave Rock apartment owners will not accept full and final settlement offer from IAG

Cave Rock apartment owners will not accept 'full and final' settlement offer from IAG

Thursday, 18 August 2016 6:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

The owners of Christchurch's Cave Rock Apartments have rejected a multimillion-dollar settlement offer from their insurer.

Gap Filler Guided walks

Gap Filler Guided walks

Thursday, 18 August 2016 2:52 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Explore Gap Filler and other temporary projects around our city on a guided walk during the The Breeze Walking Festival 2016 around our central city.   Explore our Ever Evolving City 4 & 5 October 12-1pm Meet at The Commons (corner of Kilmore and Durham Streets) Bookings essential- walk limited to 25. Email fillthegap@gapfiller.org.nz or phone 020 400 35811 Explore […]

PARK(ing) Day 16 September 2016

PARK(ing) Day 16 September 2016

Thursday, 18 August 2016 2:37 p.m. by GapFiller

PARK(ing) Day is your chance to transform a parking space to an active public space for the day, an hour or two over lunchtime or even before or after work and be apart of an annual global event! PARK(ing) Day is an international open sourced event that falls on the thirdFriday of September every year,  where […]

First choral performance in new venue, The Piano

First choral performance in new venue, The Piano

Thursday, 18 August 2016 9:22 a.m. by PRNews Popular

First choral performance in new venue, The Piano

Parting the Avon River for the citys waste

Parting the Avon River for the city's waste

Thursday, 18 August 2016 6:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

Repairs to one of Christchurch's largest sewer lines involves a complex, almost biblical task: parting the Avon River.

Reassurance around the limitation period

Reassurance around the limitation period

Thursday, 18 August 2016 2:41 a.m. by SouthernResponse

 

Old and new in Rutherfords Den restoration

Old and new in Rutherford's Den restoration

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 6:23 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Rutherford's Den is making a 21st century comeback.

Crown company Otakaro Ltd not a public office

Crown company Otakaro Ltd not a 'public office'

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 2:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new Crown company doesn't have to abide by public record-keeping standards, despite being in charge of millions of dollars of taxpayers' money.

EQ Fix

EQ Fix

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 1:39 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

A super quick update, and some useful links relating to last nights launch.

Canterbury IAG employee calls quake claimants stingy, insurer says comment was inappropriate

Canterbury IAG employee calls quake claimants 'stingy', insurer says comment was inappropriate

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 1:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

An IAG staffer made inappropriate public comments and should have been more transparent when taking aim at a claimant, her employer says.

Big retaining wall job starts above Christchurch suburb of Sumner

Big retaining wall job starts above Christchurch suburb of Sumner

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

Preliminary work is under way for the rebuild of a 62-metre long earthquake-damaged retaining wall at the top of Christchurch's Evans Pass.

Canterbury IAG employee needed to be more transparent, made inappropriate comment

Canterbury IAG employee needed to be more transparent, made inappropriate comment

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 8:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An IAG staffer made inappropriate public comments and should have been more transparent when taking aim at a claimant, her employer says.