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Interim decisions for five Aranui schools

Interim decisions for five Aranui schools

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 6:24 p.m. by GovtMOE

 

Open letter to Gerry Brownlee

Open letter to Gerry Brownlee

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 6:09 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

Hon. Gerry Brownlee
Minister of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery
22 May 2013



Dear Minister Brownlee
Firstly we would like to thank you for conducting the Campbell Live interview on Monday 20 May regarding the resident’s plight with the Earthquake Commission. Acknowledging their voice is the first step towards resolving issues.

You mentioned in your interview that you had heard the issues but not the solutions. We found this statem ...

Day 819 - Tennyson St

Day 819 - Tennyson St

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

The CSFVC distribution centre at Sydenham Community Centre has now closed and has been replaced by a new distribution centre with the same members operating out of 3/81 Tennyson St in Sydenham.


3/81 Tennyson St, Sydenham
Co-op inquiries Janet 331-6146
Wednesdays 10.30am - 12 noon
Open to anyone

Community Update 22 May 2013

Community Update 22 May 2013

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

 

Day 819 - shift to Hoon Hay a success

Day 819 - shift to Hoon Hay a success

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

The first co-op packing at Hoon Hay Presbyterian was a roaring success today and packed 450 orders which is also a record. Lots of people turned up early to help set up the hall and talk over what was to be done. A number of times, the packing was stopped while a problem was discussed and then solved.

While a process plan was worked out on Monday, it took a real live experiment to see if it would work. As a result of today's experience, a lot was learnt by everyone.

Everyone went a ...

Earthquake Recovery & Rebuild Update May 2013

Earthquake Recovery & Rebuild Update May 2013

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 4:41 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

 

Four Christchurch schools to merge

Four Christchurch schools to merge

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 2:46 p.m. by Media3News

 

Rebuild and Recovery Seminar Videos 27th and 28th April 2013

Rebuild and Recovery Seminar Videos 27th and 28th April 2013

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 2:03 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

All the video from the Rebuild and Recovery Seminars. Over the weekend of 27th and 28th April 2013

SKY MAKES A MILLION DOLLAR PLEDGE TO CHRISTCHURCH

SKY MAKES A MILLION DOLLAR PLEDGE TO CHRISTCHURCH

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 1:38 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Signals Fault – Barbadoes Street and Bealey Avenue Intersection

Signals Fault – Barbadoes Street and Bealey Avenue Intersection

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 1:26 p.m. by Transport4chch

There is currently a signals fault at the intersection of Barbadoes Street and Bealey Avenue.  

Petition on EQC claims has 2000 signatures, says organiser

Petition on EQC claims has 2000 signatures, says organiser

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 12:31 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A Christchurch resident calling for an overhaul of the way the Earthquake Commission manages its claims says his petition has 2000 signatures.

Our teams are completing around  90 home repairs every day

Our teams are completing around 90 home repairs every day

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 12:06 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

 

Repairing Canterbury homes - what to expect

Repairing Canterbury homes - what to expect

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 12:05 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

 

Another quake grant for Blenheim

Another quake grant for Blenheim

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 11:29 a.m. by MediaStuff

The recipient of a $840,000 grant from a special Canterbury earthquake fund has been revealed as a Blenheim theatre.

$840,000 boost for Blenheim theatre

$840,000 boost for Blenheim theatre

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 11:29 a.m. by MediaStuff

The recipient of a $840,000 grant has been revealed as a Blenheim theatre.

We dont know where we will go

'We don't know where we will go'

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch family will ''have nowhere to go'' if they don't find a wheelchair accessible rental property within the next two weeks.

Bar owner may sue council over delays

Bar owner may sue council over delays

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 8:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Most Christchurch leaders overseas

Most Christchurch leaders overseas

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 7:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Sell off non-core assets, Carter says

Sell off non-core assets, Carter says

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch city councillor says the city could offload non-core assets, including its own offices, to help pay its share of big-ticket rebuild projects.

Sell non-core assets, Tim Carter says

Sell non-core assets, Tim Carter says

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Quake-safe house attracts strong interest

Quake-safe house attracts strong interest

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

For sale: an experimental home built in a lab and tested to withstand a magnitude 8 earthquake.

Homeowner queries $1150 for brief check

Homeowner queries $1150 for brief check

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Government-owned insurance company Southern Response is backing a $1150 bill that one of its contractors charged for a property salvage report.

Cliffside houses checked for fall risk

Cliffside houses checked for fall risk

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A group of unstable cliffside houses in the Port Hills red zone will be checked for the risk of collapse after the urgent demolition of a quake-damaged home.

Historic building insurer paid out $511m

Historic building insurer paid out $511m

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Claim city needs more malls ridiculous

Claim city needs more malls 'ridiculous'

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Insurer pays out $511m

Insurer pays out $511m

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:58 p.m. by MediaStuff

Insurer of churches, schools and historic buildings Ansvar paid out $511 million of claims last year, settling more than three-quarters of the earthquake claims lodged with the company.

Lengthy council consent process proving costly

Lengthy council consent process proving costly

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:58 p.m. by MediaStuff

Belgian Beer Cafe Torenhof owner Mark McGuinness says businesses will fail in the rebuild of Christchurch because of the red tape surrounding council consent requirements.

Christchurch youth hostel desperately needed

Christchurch youth hostel 'desperately needed'

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 8:01 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A Christchurch community group wants a hostel to be built to accommodate the increasing number of young people who are struggling to find housing.

Chch caravan addresses private insurers

Chch caravan addresses private insurers

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 7:55 p.m. by Media3News

Once again Campbell Live has a very powerful caravan of opinion about the private insurers. Responding is Tim Grafton.

Red Zone meetings – urgent message

Red Zone meetings – urgent message

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 7:53 p.m. by avonsidechch

 

Some Chch homeowners remain positive

Some Chch homeowners remain positive

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 6:27 p.m. by Media3News

The vast majority of Christchurch residents who spoke yesterday did so because of their EQC and insurance frustrations, but then there are some positive stories.

High Court Case Between Civic Assurance and Reinsurer Over Christchurch City Council Earthquake Claims

High Court Case Between Civic Assurance and Reinsurer Over Christchurch City Council Earthquake Claims

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 6:04 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Christchurch earthquakes resulted in large claims under Civic’s policies to its insureds. Civic has claimed under its reinsurance contracts. Other reinsurers have paid the claims. R+V has not. Civic seeks summary judgment for some $35m against R+V. R+V applies for a stay, on the basis that the reinsurance contract contains an arbitration clause.

USAR teams imitating Christchurch quake in training

USAR teams imitating Christchurch quake in training

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 5:24 p.m. by MediaHerald

Urban Search and Rescue teams spent a month crawling through suffocating spaces, often cold and wet in the pitch black, breaking through concrete walls in pancaked buildings in a desperate effort to find survivors and bodies after...

CERA staff grapple with home debris

CERA staff grapple with home debris

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 5:18 p.m. by Media3News

After a cliff-top home in Christchurch was demolished, the CERA staff and demolition crew struggled with how to get rid of the debris.

Isaac Theatre Royal fundraiser kickstarted

Isaac Theatre Royal fundraiser kickstarted

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 4:14 p.m. by Media3News

Prominent filmmakers are joining a campaign to equip Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Issac Theatre Royal with a cinema.

Ansvar working through quake claims

Ansvar working through quake claims

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 4:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

Insurer of churches, schools and historic buildings Ansvar has paid out $511 million of claims in 2012 and is more than three-quarters of the way through settling claims.

Securing our Future: Response to John Campbell of Campbell Live 20 May 2013 – Guest post by Herman Meijburg

Securing our Future: Response to John Campbell of Campbell Live 20 May 2013 – Guest post by Herman Meijburg

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 3:51 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Hi John, I was much impressed with what you shared with us on your last night’s program “Campbell Live” (21st May 2013). Listening to my fellow Cantabrians and what they had to say quietened me down. When you talk about …

Helicopter called in for cliff-top demolition

Helicopter called in for cliff-top demolition

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 2:49 p.m. by Media3News

A helicopter with a monsoon bucket has been deployed to remove debris from the site of a once-dangerously perched Christchurch house.

Whatever happened to the EQC Review?

Whatever happened to the EQC Review?

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 1:47 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

 

Updated – Manchester Street – Lane Closure

Updated – Manchester Street – Lane Closure

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 1:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

 

US-NZ Pacific Partnership Forum

US-NZ Pacific Partnership Forum

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 12:27 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

 

Thieves target Christchurch construction sites

Thieves target Christchurch construction sites

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:55 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Police are urging builders and contractors in Christchurch to secure construction sites following an increase in thefts in recent months.

Work continues on dangerous Chch house

Work continues on dangerous Chch house

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:41 a.m. by Media3News

 

Asset sales could help pay for rebuild - Key

Asset sales could help pay for rebuild - Key

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

Partial asset sales could be a way for Christchurch to get its 'nice-to-haves' in the rebuild, says Prime Minister John Key.

Asset sales could help pay for rebuild - Key

Asset sales could help pay for rebuild - Key

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

Partial asset sales could be a way for Christchurch to get its 'nice-to-haves' in the rebuild, says Prime Minister John Key.

Asset sales could help pay for rebuild - Key

Asset sales could help pay for rebuild - Key

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:30 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

PM urges council to sell assets

PM urges council to sell assets

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

Partial asset sales could be a way for Christchurch to get its 'nice-to-haves' in the rebuild, Prime Minister John Key says.

PM urges council to sell assets

PM urges council to sell assets

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

Partial asset sales could be a way for Christchurch to get its 'nice-to-haves' in the rebuild, Prime Minister John Key says.

Lane Closure – Sparks Road

Lane Closure – Sparks Road

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 8:42 a.m. by Transport4chch

 

Students still fleeing quake campus

Students still fleeing quake campus

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 8:33 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Red-zone deadline extension offer

Red-zone deadline extension offer

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 7:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

Hundreds of people are expected to attend four workshops to help residential red-zoners.

No charges in Australia for CTV construction manager

No charges in Australia for CTV construction manager

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 6:33 a.m. by MediaRNZ

A convicted fraudster who supervised the construction of the CTV building that collapsed in Christchurch will not face charges in Australia over allegations of identify theft.

Time to move on Convention Centre

'Time to move' on Convention Centre

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

City planners are being urged to commit to a Christchurch convention centre now or risk losing vital tourist dollars.

Aftershocks nothing alarming

Aftershocks 'nothing alarming'

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Aftershock activity has sparked up in the past week on each of the main faults responsible for Christchurch's recent major earthquakes.

Chch must retain its heritage buildings

Chch must retain its heritage buildings

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Critics question Chch convention centre

Critics question Chch convention centre

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Risk of magnitude-5 remains high

Risk of magnitude-5 remains high

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Aftershock activity has sparked up in the past week on each of the main faults responsible for Christchurch's recent major earthquakes.

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