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The Risk of Being Nowhere

The Risk of Being Nowhere

Monday, 19 September 2016 7:01 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

Ken May – health board candidate

Ken May – health board candidate

Sunday, 18 September 2016 4:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

I am a retiree, retired from the RNZAF after over twenty years of Service, then I worked for Air New Zealand and, until June 2015, I was employed for sixteen years as Team Leader for GE Healthcare, supplying Healthcare Solutions …

Retailer rail against parking plans in $7m Victoria St upgrade proposal

Retailer rail against parking plans in $7m Victoria St upgrade proposal

Friday, 16 September 2016 9:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

Victoria St retailers are balking at proposed parking changes in a revised $7 million road redesign.

New tenant for Christchurchs Terrace development, work expected to ramp up next week

New tenant for Christchurch's Terrace development, work expected to ramp up next week

Friday, 16 September 2016 8:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch developer Antony Gough says he has secured a new tenant to fill part of his Terrace development and expects work to ramp up at the site next week.

Quake battler Bryan Staples steps back, lawyer Bill Dwyer steps up

Quake battler Bryan Staples steps back, lawyer Bill Dwyer steps up

Friday, 16 September 2016 3:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Longtime Earthquake Commission (EQC) adversary Bryan Staples is stepping down as head of his advocacy company Earthquake Services and handing the reins to Christchurch lawyer Bill Dwyer.

Is Christchurchs regeneration too slow?

Is Christchurch's regeneration too slow?

Friday, 16 September 2016 2:45 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Shabby mansion devaluing Fendalton homes, neighbours say

Shabby mansion devaluing Fendalton homes, neighbours say

Friday, 16 September 2016 1:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Residents of an upmarket Christchurch suburb say a shabby earthquake-damaged mansion will drag down property values in their street.

 Local body candidates don’t know about red zone proposals

Local body candidates don’t know about red zone proposals

Thursday, 15 September 2016 5:23 p.m. by greeningtheredzone Featured Popular

You can download the full survey results from .

Rod Oram: Christchurch rising from the rubble

Rod Oram: Christchurch rising from the rubble

Thursday, 15 September 2016 4:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

With Christchurch roughly halfway through its rebuild, the shape and feel of the city is starting to emerge from the earthquake rubble.

Johnny Moore: Reports of Christchurchs previous death greatly exaggerated

Johnny Moore: Reports of Christchurch's previous death greatly exaggerated

Thursday, 15 September 2016 1:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Something's been bugging me. It's a little thing, a turn of phrase, but it's been floating around for six years and I worry that if nobody questions it, people will accept it as fact:

Johnny Moore: Claims pre-quake central Christchurch dying exaggerated, replacement monotone

Johnny Moore: Claims pre-quake central Christchurch dying exaggerated, replacement 'monotone'

Thursday, 15 September 2016 1:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Something's been bugging me. It's a little thing, a turn of phrase, but it's been floating around for six years.

Don Church – health board candidate

Don Church – health board candidate

Thursday, 15 September 2016 12:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The CDHB is faced with a substantial upgrade of buildings and services to cope with an expanding and ageing population but restricted funding has forced the board to prioritise between competing demands. However, for Christchurch Hospital, there is some assistance …

Janet De Lu – health board candidate

Janet De Lu – health board candidate

Thursday, 15 September 2016 12:10 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The CDHB faces some very difficult challenges right now. Per capita funding has been cut in the latest budget, so that we are now 17% below the national average in per capita funding. This is in the face of some …

Steve Wakefield – health board candidate

Steve Wakefield – health board candidate

Thursday, 15 September 2016 12:10 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

I have served as Deputy Chair of the Canterbury DHB for the last three years, and would like to be elected to continue this work. I have 35 years of IT and business consulting experience and was previously NZ Chartered …

Dr Rochelle Phipps – health board candidate

Dr Rochelle Phipps – health board candidate

Thursday, 15 September 2016 12:05 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

I’ve been a Canterbury GP since 2001 and currently work as a medical advisor for ACC whilst raising my young son. I hold an MBA degree and have just completed a term on the board of the Royal NZ College …

Dr Cynthia Roberts – regional council candidate

Dr Cynthia Roberts – regional council candidate

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 8:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Pure artesian drinking water, waterways we can once again swim in and a seabed and coastline protected from contamination and over-extraction is on everyone’s list. 

EQC looking to cash settle remaining remedial work

EQC looking to cash settle remaining remedial work

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 10:47 a.m. by EQCFix Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) wants Canterbury customers to accept cash settlements, leaving homeowners to fix shoddy repair work, Labour says.

Craig Pauling – regional council candidate

Craig Pauling – regional council candidate

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 12:22 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Kia ora koutou, I am seeking election to Environment Canterbury to make a positive contribution to our region, and in particular to support further work on protecting and enhancing our unique heritage, waterways and biodiversity. I am born, bred and …

Lan Pham – Regional council candidate

Lan Pham – Regional council candidate

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:46 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

I’m a freshwater ecologist who believes putting the health of our people and planet above corporate greed will enable our society and economy to thrive. I direct a charitable organisation called Working Waters Trust. We work alongside communities across Canterbury, …

Steve Lowndes – candidate for regional council

Steve Lowndes – candidate for regional council

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:45 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

I’m standing for the Regional Council because I have been closely involved with the Canterbury Water Management Strategy for the last five years at a local and regional level and because of the return to partial democracy. I undertake to …

Terry Huggins – candidate for the regional council

Terry Huggins – candidate for the regional council

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:44 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Terry Huggins My profile on the voting papers will tell you that I am an older candidate. In the sixties I worked with a progressive farmer on a mixed sheep and cropping farm near Pleasant Point. It was intensive farming …

Rod Cullinane – candidate for regional council

Rod Cullinane – candidate for regional council

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:44 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Rod is concerned about the significant and ongoing degradation of Canterbury’s waterways and is well qualified for that – possessing a unique set of business and environmental skills. He is a qualified Lawyer and Accountant, with wide experience as a …

EQC looking to cash settle remaining remedial work

EQC looking to cash settle remaining remedial work

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 9:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) wants Canterbury customers to accept cash settlements, leaving homeowners to fix shoddy repair work, Labour says.

Liquidators to start Stonewood Homes investigation after securing $1 million

Liquidators to start Stonewood Homes investigation after securing $1 million

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 8:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Up to $1 million will be spent investigating the activities of Stonewood Homes companies before the Christchurch building firm's collapse.

Christchurch City Council makes resilience pledge to get up to $5m from Rockefeller partners

Christchurch City Council makes resilience pledge to get up to $5m from Rockefeller partners

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 5:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council has pledged 10 per cent of next year's funding to resilience projects.

Minor eruption on White Island

'Minor' eruption on White Island

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 2:07 p.m. by GovtEQC

Fixing Christchurchs broken east has cost $680m

Fixing Christchurch's broken east has cost $680m

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 12:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

About a third of the $2.2 billion cost of fixing Christchurch's earthquake-damaged infrastructure has been spent in the city's east.

Insurers backing down from sum insured policies

Insurers backing down from sum insured policies

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 7:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

Competitive pressure is forcing insurers to back down from "sum insured" house policies, one expert says.

Canterbury District Health Board candidates

Canterbury District Health Board candidates

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 1:39 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Twenty two candidates have put their hands up for the Canterbury District Health Board election but only eight are required. Voting takes place shortly by post and closes on October 8. Please check out their statements (along with photographs) on …

Avon riverside terraces: Eyesore or convenience?

Avon riverside terraces: Eyesore or convenience?

Monday, 12 September 2016 5:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

On a sunny Monday, Christchurch's new riverside terraces are dotted with office and construction workers eating their lunch.

Christchurchs Metro Sports Facility to be largest leisure pool in NZ

Christchurch's Metro Sports Facility to be largest leisure pool in NZ

Monday, 12 September 2016 1:22 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Images showing the inside of Christchurch's $300 million Metro Sports Facility have been released for the first time.

Environment Canterbury candidates

Environment Canterbury candidates

Monday, 12 September 2016 12:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

While we put together more information on the Environment Canterbury candidates, here is a link to the profiles on the E Can website. Scroll down to the Christchurch constituency to find profiles of: Rod Cullinane Terry Huggins Drucilla Kingi-Patterson Steve …

Mike Yardley: Avon River Precinct a spendathon of grandiose ambitions

Mike Yardley: Avon River Precinct a spendathon of grandiose ambitions

Monday, 12 September 2016 11:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

It sits in the centre of the Government's first anchor project, the much-vaunted, glacially-paced Avon River Precinct.

Preliminary Design of Metro Sports Facility released

Preliminary Design of Metro Sports Facility released

Monday, 12 September 2016 10:45 a.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Featured Popular

 

Christchurch community denied access to rotting red zone playgrounds

Christchurch community denied access to rotting red zone playgrounds

Sunday, 11 September 2016 5:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch community groups have been denied access to playgrounds left to rot in the city's residential red zone.

Moving poetry

Moving poetry

Sunday, 11 September 2016 2:41 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Martin Cooney, who recently operated his healing practice (plus counselling and meditation teaching) in the old maternity shop in Edgeware Rd, has upped sticks for 701 Barbadoes St, opposite Ristretto. He wrote this short poem about his shift… The Time …

Poems and politics

Poems and politics

Sunday, 11 September 2016 12:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

She may be a budding politician but Dora Roimata Langsbury also writes poetry. This one about her father is one of the poems that adorned wire fences along Victoria St. My Father’s Footsteps I can see you up ahead of …

Lindon Boyce – Central ward election candidate

Lindon Boyce – Central ward election candidate

Saturday, 10 September 2016 9:00 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Lindon Boyce is a candidate for the Central Ward 

Big names to attend recovery symposium

Big names to attend recovery symposium

Saturday, 10 September 2016 11:07 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Rising construction costs force prices up of renting and buying properties

Rising construction costs force prices up of renting and buying properties

Saturday, 10 September 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Construction costs for residential and commercial builds is forcing sale and rental prices to new heights.

Meet the candidates for election

Meet the candidates for election

Saturday, 10 September 2016 12:55 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Bailies, Edgeware Village Time: September 12, from 7pm Description: Meet the candidates for Christchurch City Council and ask them questions in this meeting hosted by the St Albans Residents Association.

Dora Roimata Langsbury, Central Ward candidate

Dora Roimata Langsbury, Central Ward candidate

Saturday, 10 September 2016 12:18 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Dora Roimata Langsbury is an Independent candidate standing for a position as councillor (and also for the community board) for the Central Ward 

Generation Zero Local Body Election Questions - Deon Swiggs

Generation Zero Local Body Election Questions - Deon Swiggs

Friday, 9 September 2016 5:13 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Answers in Response to questions given by Generation Zero. 

Greening The Red Zone Presentation To Regenerate Christchurch

Greening The Red Zone Presentation To Regenerate Christchurch

Friday, 9 September 2016 1:55 p.m. by greeningtheredzone Featured Popular

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St Albans News with election special

St Albans News with election special

Friday, 9 September 2016 1:45 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Abberley Park may be getting a bigger playground but will it have an impact on other users such as family games, community gatherings and dog owners? Find out about the outcome of the hearing on the BP Edgeware extension, the …

WikiNews 008 September 2016

WikiNews 008 September 2016

Friday, 9 September 2016 12:52 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Severe 6.2 quake strikes south of NZ

Severe 6.2 quake strikes south of NZ

Friday, 9 September 2016 10:27 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Silver Award for The Southern Response Archaelogical Risk Management project

Silver Award for The Southern Response Archaelogical Risk Management project

Friday, 9 September 2016 12:50 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Christchurch innovation has come out on top as rebuild projects took home half the awards at a prestigious national engineering competition.

SARA AGM

SARA AGM

Thursday, 8 September 2016 11:49 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Residents Association (SARA) AGM Sunday 25th September 2016 starting at 4pm – 6pm St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St. The AGM will be opened by the St Albans Starjam Dance Group. Come along and hear about …

Christchurch anchor projects plagued by land contamination

Christchurch anchor projects plagued by land contamination

Thursday, 8 September 2016 9:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Contamination issues have plagued Christchurch's anchor project sites with the Crown forced to fork out millions of dollars removing hazardous materials from land.

Birds eye vision for a native forest and wetland park in the Red Zone:

Birds eye vision for a native forest and wetland park in the Red Zone:

Thursday, 8 September 2016 8:49 p.m. by aofpnz Featured Popular

The Avon-Ōtākaro Forest Park group have released a visual fly-through presentation to demonstrate their vision for a city to sea native forest park in Christchurch’s Avon River Red Zone.

Insurer signals further Canterbury claims boost

Insurer signals further Canterbury claims boost

Thursday, 8 September 2016 3:05 p.m. by EQCFix





Tower braces for $16.2m...due to it spending more on litigation and over-cap EQC claims; Share price hits 12-year low

Tower braces for $16.2m...due to it spending more on litigation and over-cap EQC claims; Share price hits 12-year low

Thursday, 8 September 2016 3:04 p.m. by EQCFix

Tower is warning its shareholders it expects its profit after tax to take a $16.2 million hit, as it engages in more court action and receives additional claims from the Earthquake Commission (EQC), six years on from the Canterbury quakes.  

Earthquake repairs – a never-ending story

Earthquake repairs – a never-ending story

Thursday, 8 September 2016 3:00 p.m. by EQCFix

Brilliant summary that is perhaps not unique to the author..

My series of blogs on the Insurance Aftershock in Christchurch have come to an end – for now.

My series of blogs on the Insurance Aftershock in Christchurch have come to an end – for now.

Thursday, 8 September 2016 7:31 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

As I leave Christchurch I notice that everyday a steady stream of people are joining the face book page Christchurch Earthquake Dodgy Repairs. It saddens me to know that problems from undervalued settlements and ‘shoddy repairs’ are going to be a reality for many Christchurch families for the years to come.