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Final meeting of Community Forum

Final meeting of Community Forum

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 10:31 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Council confident of raising $10 million for new library

Council confident of raising $10 million for new library

Tuesday, 8 March 2016 5:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council is confident it will raise the $10 million needed from philanthropic donations to complete the city's new central library.

Mt Pleasant News March 8 2016

Mt Pleasant News March 8 2016

Tuesday, 8 March 2016 4:57 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

The Best Fest Yet! On Saturday the Association celebrated its third Estuary Fest. What an amazing day! Beautiful weather, great music and food combined with lots of community mingling meant everyone went home with […]

Alpine fault research unveiled.

Alpine fault research unveiled.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016 1:21 p.m. by GovtEQC

EQC to redo thousands of drain inspections after variable quality first time around

EQC to redo thousands of drain inspections after 'variable quality' first time around

Monday, 7 March 2016 7:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will reassess 2500 claims for earthquake damage to sewer and stormwater pipes, despite carrying out assessments in 2010 and 2011.

Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team Update March 2016

Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team Update March 2016

Monday, 7 March 2016 10:25 a.m. by SCIRT Featured Popular

EQC announces plan to settle drainage claims

EQC announces plan to settle drainage claims

Monday, 7 March 2016 9:54 a.m. by GovtEQC

Canterbury construction hits record levels, peak may be still to come

Canterbury construction hits record levels, peak may be still to come

Sunday, 6 March 2016 6:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury has had its busiest year ever for construction – and the peak may be still to come.

Caffe Roma building rescue a punt, but new owners are giving it a go

Caffe Roma building rescue a punt, but new owners are giving it a go

Sunday, 6 March 2016 3:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Trying to save Christchurch's old Caffe Roma building is a punt, its new owners say.

Firefighters frustrated by slow progress on Christchurchs $50m stations rebuild

Firefighters 'frustrated' by slow progress on Christchurch's $50m stations rebuild

Saturday, 5 March 2016 12:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction of seven new fire stations in Christchurch is yet to begin five years after the earthquakes, with "frustrated" firefighters still working from temporary facilities.

EQC & Insurance Newsletter #9

EQC & Insurance Newsletter #9

Friday, 4 March 2016 8:29 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Here is the link to newsletter #9.

Christchurchs army of the forgotten

Christchurch's army of the forgotten

Friday, 4 March 2016 4:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

End of the road for the red zone

End of the road for the red zone

Friday, 4 March 2016 3:59 p.m. by MediaStuff

For several years, the abandoned roads around Frances Rawling's house have doubled as a giant lovers' lane.

Down-to-earth demo boss rides earthquake wave

Down-to-earth demo boss rides earthquake wave

Friday, 4 March 2016 9:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Gerald Daldry jokes that if any of his workers turned up in a tie, he'd probably strangle them with it.

Quake claimant to fellow IAG customers: Clog the system

Quake claimant to fellow IAG customers: 'Clog the system'

Friday, 4 March 2016 7:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

A battle-weary Canterbury insurance claimant wants IAG policyholders bulk-file court claims to "clog the system".

New buyer for Christchurchs historic Addington mill

New buyer for Christchurch's historic Addington mill

Friday, 4 March 2016 6:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

Another buyer has been found for an historic earthquake-damaged flour mill in Christchurch.

New buyer for historic Addington mill

New buyer for historic Addington mill

Friday, 4 March 2016 6:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

Another buyer has been found for an historic earthquake-damaged flour mill in Christchurch.

Magnitude-3.4 earthquake rocks Christchurch

Magnitude-3.4 earthquake rocks Christchurch

Thursday, 3 March 2016 7:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

A magnitude-3.4 quake centred at Southshore has rocked Christchurch.

Magnitude-3.4 quake rocks Christchurch

Magnitude-3.4 quake rocks Christchurch

Thursday, 3 March 2016 7:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

A magnitude-3.4 quake centred at Southshore has rocked Christchurch.

Moderate quake rocks Christchurch

Moderate quake rocks Christchurch

Thursday, 3 March 2016 7:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

A magnitude-3.6 quake centred at Southshore has rocked Christchurch.

Science Alive! needs tenants to share new Victoria Quarter

Science Alive! needs tenants to share new Victoria Quarter

Thursday, 3 March 2016 7:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Science Alive! trust is looking for tenants to make its $50 million property development a reality.

Jamie Gough: Christchurch convention centre inaction dragging city down

Jamie Gough: Christchurch convention centre inaction 'dragging city down'

Thursday, 3 March 2016 5:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government's lack of action over a convention centre in Christchurch is a "slap in the face" for the city, a city councillor says.

All Invited to Join Premature Cash Settlement Support Group- guest post by Ali Mander

All Invited to Join Premature Cash Settlement Support Group- guest post by Ali Mander

Thursday, 3 March 2016 4:39 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Along with ongoing earthquakes, shoddy repairs and everything else- here is another issue that is surfacing. Please if you are in this position yourself, do join up and support each other through the process. This is another cash settlement beware …

Repaired Sign of the Kiwi to reopen as cafe by Christmas

Repaired Sign of the Kiwi to reopen as cafe by Christmas

Thursday, 3 March 2016 11:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's historic Sign of the Kiwi will be fixed and reopen as a cafe by Christmas.

Lower speed limit to make Christchurch safer, but at what cost?

Lower speed limit to make Christchurch safer, but at what cost?

Wednesday, 2 March 2016 7:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Slowing down traffic in central Christchurch may make the city safer, but at what cost?

Editorial: City slowdown a welcome move

Editorial: City slowdown a welcome move

Wednesday, 2 March 2016 4:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Next week, Christchurch motorists will be asked to slow down like never before. It is a welcome move, if a little ironic: for the city's accelerating rebuild to flourish, we all must hit the brakes.

Speed limit changes for Central City

Speed limit changes for Central City

Wednesday, 2 March 2016 1:51 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

From 12 March 2016 the speed limit for the heart of Christchurch's Central City will change to 30km/h to provide safer, more user friendly and enjoyable ways for people to travel.

Seismics in the City 2016

Seismics in the City 2016

Wednesday, 2 March 2016 12:41 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

“Tomorrow belongs to those who can see it coming.” David Bowie 

Tram resumes visits to New Regent Street

Tram resumes visits to New Regent Street

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 6:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

This morning, a tram began using an alternative route from New Regent Street along Worcester Boulevard to the Arts Centre after cordons were last week placed around five buildings on New Regent Street.

Ash predictions, how successful were they?

Ash predictions, how successful were they?

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 2:58 p.m. by GovtEQC

Concern about decision to cut Canterbury hospital beds

Concern about decision to cut Canterbury hospital beds

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 11:05 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

New community barbeque area for family playground

New community barbeque area for family playground

Monday, 29 February 2016 2:40 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Empowered Christchurch Calls For Continued Lobbying

Empowered Christchurch Calls For Continued Lobbying

Monday, 29 February 2016 12:11 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Featured Popular

Following the success of the protest rally to mark the fifth anniversary of the 22 February 2011 earthquake, we have encouraged claimants to use the Empowered Christchurch website to push and lobby for the demands made at the rally. Numbers and input on the site are steadily rising.

Update on New Regent Street buildings

Update on New Regent Street buildings

Monday, 29 February 2016 9:52 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council staff today (Friday 26 February) met with the owner of five properties on New Regent Street that have been classified as dangerous and earthquake prone.

Leave it to the market to find a solution?

Leave it to the market to find a solution?

Sunday, 28 February 2016 5:26 p.m. by MakingChristchurch

Voluntary land reallocation and adjustment?

Voluntary land reallocation and adjustment?

Sunday, 28 February 2016 5:20 p.m. by MakingChristchurch

More than $800,000 for Gormley sculptures

More than $800,000 for Gormley sculptures

Sunday, 28 February 2016 5:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch ratepayers and taxpayers forked out more than $800,000 for two sculptures by world-renowned British sculptor Sir Antony Gormley​.

Memorials write political history our protests don’t

Memorials write political history our protests don’t

Saturday, 27 February 2016 3:33 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Memorials acquire their landscape definition from sentiment, utility and social purpose. Yes, we sadly lost 185 people during the February 22nd 2011 earthquake and they should be remembered. It is my sincere trust that they are now in a better …

Photographers capture Christchurch five years on

Photographers capture Christchurch five years on

Saturday, 27 February 2016 12:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

Gerry Brownlee, the making of the man in charge

Gerry Brownlee, the making of the man in charge

Friday, 26 February 2016 10:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

The crowd at the Post Primary Teachers' Association meeting was almost united. Brian Dunne, a maths and religious education teacher from St Bede's College, can't recall what the motion was for, but he remembers the entire meeting was in favour of it, except for one voice. It was Gerry Brownlee who called out "No".

Andrew Gunn: Yes Prime Minister

Andrew Gunn: Yes Prime Minister

Friday, 26 February 2016 6:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

Top architect calls for Christchurch rebuild rethink

Top architect calls for Christchurch rebuild rethink

Friday, 26 February 2016 6:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

A top architect has called for a rethink of the blueprint — the document and process that guides the rebuild of central Christchurch.

New Regent St building owner agrees to engineering inspection

New Regent St building owner agrees to engineering inspection

Friday, 26 February 2016 6:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

The owner of five "dangerous" unoccupied buildings in Christchurch's historic New Regent St has agreed to contract engineers to assess earthquake damage, signalling a potential end of the five-year impasse.

Heritage rebuild plan in doubt over Square inaction

Heritage rebuild plan in doubt over Square inaction

Friday, 26 February 2016 3:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild of an iconic Christchurch hotel is on hold because of a lack of action in the "waste land" of Cathedral Square.

Cera spends $100,000 on Melbourne Business School training

Cera spends $100,000 on Melbourne Business School training

Friday, 26 February 2016 12:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has spent about $100,000 on leadership and management programmes at the Melbourne Business School since 2011.

Unsettled earthquake insurance claims

Unsettled earthquake insurance claims

Friday, 26 February 2016 12:16 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Here is a link to a piece by Cam Preston about the current state of insurance claim settlements.  His view is contrary to that of the Insurance Council on its website here which says that its members are on track to settle the vast majority of claims in 2016.  IAG and Southern Response that together have over two thirds of the claims still have 5069 unsettled claims.  Currently there are only 209 active proceedings on the High Court Earthquake list.

EQC battler: I want some quality of life in my old years

EQC battler: 'I want some quality of life in my old years'

Friday, 26 February 2016 12:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

Pauline O'Connor​ was trapped in her home for two days following the Valentines Day earthquake, after the sinkhole in her driveway flooded.