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PMs sorry to red-zoners riles victims

PM's 'sorry' to red-zoners riles victims

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 12:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

A quick-fire apology from Prime Minister John Key for a threat the Government may "walk away" from Christchurch red-zoners challenging the Crown's buyout offer is too little too late for furious residents.

Topic Meeting: Music, Mood and Anxiety

Topic Meeting: Music, Mood and Anxiety

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 12:04 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Youth expo of sustainability

Youth expo of sustainability

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 11:08 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Why Health & Safety ?

Why Health & Safety ?

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 9:04 a.m. by H&S Matt

 

Port Hills zoning postponed amid appeal

Port Hills zoning postponed amid appeal

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 5:20 a.m. by MediaStuff

The long-awaited Port Hills zoning announcement has been delayed again as the Government readies itself to appeal a High Court decision made this week.

Prime Minister sorry for threat that angered Outcasts

Prime Minister sorry for threat that angered Outcasts

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 2:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

Prime Minister John Key has apologised for saying the Government would "walk away" from Christchurch red-zoners challenging their buyout offers after his threat was labelled offensive and lacking compassion.

Insurance giant wants ECQ claim changes

Insurance giant wants ECQ claim changes

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 2:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance giant Vero has asked the Government to let private insurers manage all aspects of certain Christchurch earthquake claims without the involvement of the Earthquake Commission (EQC).

Insurance giant wants EQC claim changes

Insurance giant wants EQC claim changes

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 2:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance giant Vero has asked the Government to let private insurers manage all aspects of certain Christchurch earthquake claims without the involvement of the Earthquake Commission (EQC).

Understanding existing use rights

Understanding existing use rights

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 2:22 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Existing use rights under the Resource Management Act, (RMA) have an important role to play in the rebuild of Christchurch.

Reel Tour features St Albans home movie

Reel Tour features St Albans home movie

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 1:59 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Pay red-zoned landowners 100 per cent

Pay red-zoned landowners 100 per cent

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 11:55 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has been ordered by a judge to rethink the red zone offers made to two small groups - those who owned empty sections in the residential red zone and those with residences in the red zone who were not insured for one reason or another. These are the Outcasts.

Brownlee on red-zone appeal

Brownlee on red-zone appeal

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 7:28 p.m. by Media3News

Yesterday the Christchurch High Court found that a Government offer made to displaced red zone residents "was not made according to the law".

Chch quake refugees in limbo after court appeal

Chch quake refugees in limbo after court appeal

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 6:20 p.m. by Media3News

The High Court recently made a decision against the Government in Christchurch over how much to pay for bare land.

Day 917 - DUG goes forth

Day 917 - DUG goes forth

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 5:31 p.m. by addingtonaction

DUG the truck has got it's new tyres on care of Tony the . Hire of box truck cancelled for tomorrow, and DUG620 all loaded up for the fruit & veggie co-op setup 7.30am tomorrow.

593 orders in fact.

Walk away threat offends Outcasts

'Walk away' threat offends Outcasts

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

A threat from Prime Minister John Key to "walk away" from Christchurch red-zoners challenging their buyout offers has been labelled offensive and lacking compassion.

Win for owners in the red zone

Win for owners in the red zone

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The decision by the High Court to quash the Government's compensation offer for uninsured residential red zone land is some vindication for the owners who challenged the offer.

Reel Life in Canterbury tour next month

Reel Life in Canterbury tour next month

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 4:46 p.m. by PRNews

 

PlaceMakers opens new store in Christchurch

PlaceMakers opens new store in Christchurch

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 4:43 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Lawyer: Govt must pay in full in Chch vacant land offer

Lawyer: Govt must pay in full in Chch vacant land offer

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 4:32 p.m. by Media3News

A Christchurch lawyer who took the Government to court says it has a moral obligation to pay everyone affected in full.

District Plan Review - join the conversation

District Plan Review - join the conversation

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 3:23 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Christchurch City Council is asking the people of Christchurch to join the District Plan Review conversation at community drop-in sessions and pop-up walls around the city from Wednesday 28 August.

Govt to fight red zone ruling

Govt to fight red zone ruling

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 12:04 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Government is appealing against a High Court ruling that says its buyout offers to some owners of uninsured or vacant quake damaged land are illegal.

Government to fight red zone ruling

Government to fight red zone ruling

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 10:51 a.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Quake Outcasts on High Court Win (27-8-13)

Quake Outcasts on High Court Win (27-8-13)

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 9:24 a.m. by QuakeOutcasts

Rebellion in Christchurch…

Rebellion in Christchurch…

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 9:11 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for  days – (since Feb 2011)

Govt will appeal landmark red-zone legal decision

Govt will appeal landmark red-zone legal decision

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 8:41 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Plan to replace Christchurch landmark

Plan to replace Christchurch landmark

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 3:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

A 50-metre-high accommodation, office and retail complex is being proposed to replace the earthquake-hit Hotel Grand Chancellor, which was one of Christchurch's tallest buildings before its demolition.

New design for Hotel Grand Chancellor site

New design for Hotel Grand Chancellor site

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 2:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

News from Christchurch Central (Labour)

News from Christchurch Central (Labour)

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 12:46 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

CTV tagger: I was drunk, Im sorry

CTV tagger: I was drunk, I'm sorry

Monday, 26 August 2013 11:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

An Auckland rapper who vandalised the Canterbury Television site in Christchurch has pleaded guilty to a wilful-damage charge.

Govt will appeal red-zone land ruling

Govt will appeal red-zone land ruling

Monday, 26 August 2013 11:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has confirmed the Government will appeal a High Court ruling which found offers for red-zoned property in Christchurch were unlawful.

Calls grow for EQC to be audited

Calls grow for EQC to be audited

Monday, 26 August 2013 10:00 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Outcasts win High Court battle

Outcasts win High Court battle

Monday, 26 August 2013 9:54 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Christchurch City Council District Plan Review

Christchurch City Council District Plan Review

Monday, 26 August 2013 9:36 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Govt to appeal High Court red-zone ruling

Govt to appeal High Court red-zone ruling

Monday, 26 August 2013 9:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

The government is appealing a High Court ruling against the Crown's compensation offer for red-zoned land in Christchurch.

Govt may appeal High Court red-zone ruling

Govt may appeal High Court red-zone ruling

Monday, 26 August 2013 8:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

The government is weighing up whether to appeal a High Court ruling against the Crown's compensation offer for red-zoned land in Christchurch.

Govt may appeal red-zone land ruling

Govt may appeal red-zone land ruling

Monday, 26 August 2013 8:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government is weighing up whether to appeal a High Court ruling against the Crown's compensation offer for red-zoned land in Christchurch.

Brownlee to appeal Chch landowner court decision

Brownlee to appeal Chch landowner court decision

Monday, 26 August 2013 7:53 p.m. by Media3News

Today the court released its judicial review and the landowners have won. The judge has sent the minister back to the drawing board to come up with another offer.

Aug 26: Pavilion Sitting September

Aug 26: Pavilion Sitting September

Monday, 26 August 2013 5:59 p.m. by GapFiller

 

Pavilion Sitting September

Pavilion Sitting September

Monday, 26 August 2013 5:59 p.m. by GapFiller

Want a (lovely) spot to do some writing, reading, contemplating or chatting? Keen to help out Gap Filler and the Pallet Pavilion? Follow the link below for more info and sign up  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAEA82AABF94-pallet1

Judge rules red zone offers illegal

Judge rules red zone offers illegal

Monday, 26 August 2013 5:48 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A High Court judge has ruled that offers to purchase uninsured and vacant land in quake-affected parts of Christchurch were not done according to the law.

Statement regarding Christchurch East By-Election and Rebuild Christchurch

Statement regarding Christchurch East By-Election and Rebuild Christchurch

Monday, 26 August 2013 5:48 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

On Friday I officially submitted my nomination with Labour to seek the selection for the Christchurch East By-Election which will be held as a result of Lianne Dalziel stepping down from her MP role to campaign to be the next Mayor of Christchurch. My media statement is

Government loses landmark legal battle over red-zoned land

Government loses landmark legal battle over red-zoned land

Monday, 26 August 2013 5:42 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Government has lost a landmark legal battle over its 50 per cent offer for vacant red-zoned Christchurch land and uninsured properties.Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Roger Sutton, chief executive of Canterbury...

Day 916 - legless dug

Day 916 - legless dug

Monday, 26 August 2013 5:25 p.m. by addingtonaction

DUG the truck is off the road.

Judge rules red zone offers not legal

Judge rules red zone offers not legal

Monday, 26 August 2013 4:56 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A High Court judge has ruled that offers to purchase uninsured and vacant land in quake-affected parts of Christchurch were not done according to the law.

Court overturns redzone buyout offer

Court overturns redzone buyout offer

Monday, 26 August 2013 3:50 p.m. by Media3News

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and the chief executive of CERA have been ordered to reconsider their offer to buy properties in the Christchurch redzone.

 

The Christchurch High Court has found an offer made to displaced residents "was not made according to the law".

 

"It is apparent that payments of 50 percent of the land r ...

Aug 26: Take a virtual tour of the Pallet Pavilion

Aug 26: Take a virtual tour of the Pallet Pavilion

Monday, 26 August 2013 3:26 p.m. by GapFiller

You can now check us out via Google Street View and  take a virtual tour around the Pallet Pavilion, from the comfort of your own home (but there’s nothing like seeing it in person hey?!).   Big ups to Matt Jenkinson from Business Photos (www.businessphotos.co.nz) who put this together for us.  Thanks Matt! https://plus.google.com/108461452876961250385/about?gl=US&hl=en

Take a virtual tour of the Pallet Pavilion

Take a virtual tour of the Pallet Pavilion

Monday, 26 August 2013 3:26 p.m. by GapFiller

You can now check us out via Google Street View and  take a virtual tour around the Pallet Pavilion, from the comfort of your own home (but there’s nothing like seeing it in person hey?!).   https://plus.google.com/108461452876961250385/about?gl=US&hl=en   Big ups to Matt Jenkinson from Business Photos (www.businessphotos.co.nz) who put this together for us.  Thanks Matt!

Take a virtual tour of Pallet Pavilion!

Take a virtual tour of Pallet Pavilion!

Monday, 26 August 2013 3:15 p.m. by GapFiller

The Pallet Pavilion is now on google maps and you can take your very own virtual tour of it as well!  https://plus.google.com/108461452876961250385/about?gl=US&hl=en Matt Jenkinson from Business Photos was responsible for this, clever man!! (www.businessphotos.co.nz)

Roadworks signs begin to disappear

Roadworks signs begin to disappear

Monday, 26 August 2013 2:08 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

 

The bull is back . . . on loan for now

The bull is back . . . on loan for now

Monday, 26 August 2013 1:25 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

(pictured) has been brought back, courtesy of its creator internationally renowned New Zealand artist Michael Parekowhai, for the duration of the Christchurch Arts Festival which opened on Thursday last week. 

Greater diversity important for Christchurch

Greater diversity important for Christchurch

Monday, 26 August 2013 11:28 a.m. by MelanieRiwaiCouch Featured Popular

With local body elections looming we need to be thinking very seriously about how we can best make our vote count.

Cook Strait Claims Update

Cook Strait Claims Update

Monday, 26 August 2013 11:17 a.m. by GovtEQC

Quake Outcasts crack open the bubbles

Quake Outcasts crack open the bubbles

Monday, 26 August 2013 10:52 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's Quake Outcasts have had little to celebrate in the past year.

EQC Commits Contempt of Court

EQC Commits Contempt of Court

Monday, 26 August 2013 10:45 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

On 27 June, Justice Collins ordered EQC to pay the legal fees of Bryan Staples, after EQC had unnecessarily dragged him into its proceeding.  The outcome solidified my respect for the New Zealand judiciary.  EQC had clearly dragged him into the proceeding without justification and the judge ordered EQC to pay its costs.    

Stallholders wanted for Richmond Market

Stallholders wanted for Richmond Market

Monday, 26 August 2013 10:42 a.m. by stalbanscommunity




Day Four & Five: CicLAvia, Street vendors, Lot to Spot, a photo shoot, dinner and….

Day Four & Five: CicLAvia, Street vendors, Lot to Spot, a photo shoot, dinner and….

Monday, 26 August 2013 10:17 a.m. by GapFiller

I have been a bit slack and mashed the last two days into one. What a week – we’re all so tired but with minds brimming with ideas and possibilities that most of us are not having good nights sleep. Ah well. Thursday was a less hectic day than others with only three presentations from local projects. This was followed by a shared meal where the 5 of us cooked (with the help of chefs) food from our country.