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Corruption

Corruption

Friday, 11 October 2013 12:56 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters”. Corruption – It is one of the world’s most baffling social problems – the dynamic relationship between state power, corruption, corporate power and organized crime …

Anxiety and Medications  Wednesday October 23rd: Dr. Carolyn Bell, psychiatrist, CDHB Anxiety Disorders Service

Anxiety and Medications Wednesday October 23rd: Dr. Carolyn Bell, psychiatrist, CDHB Anxiety Disorders Service

Friday, 11 October 2013 12:54 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Many people are conflicted about taking medication prescribed for their anxiety.  Some resist this form of help; but others regard it as a lifeline.  Many people on medication stop taking it too soon or too suddenly, either because they were never really comfortable with it or because they felt they no longer needed it.  It...

Special amendments will speed up land repairs

Special amendments will speed up land repairs

Friday, 11 October 2013 12:02 p.m. by NickyWagner

Day 962 - new co-op shop rules

Day 962 - new co-op shop rules

Friday, 11 October 2013 11:18 a.m. by addingtonaction

Day 962 - training the new shop managers

Day 962 - training the new shop managers

Friday, 11 October 2013 11:00 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular















CBD – Available Routes Map – 12th to 19th October

CBD – Available Routes Map – 12th to 19th October

Friday, 11 October 2013 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly and is available via our website and The Press newspaper on Saturdays. Please click here to download the network map – Available Routes Map.

How not to Repair a Heritage Block in the CBD Christchurch… part 127

How not to Repair a Heritage Block in the CBD Christchurch… part 127

Friday, 11 October 2013 8:16 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 964days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    Now 437 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – only 4 more years to go before we get told if we are …

Suggested routes for eastbound road users from Fitzgerald Avenue

Suggested routes for eastbound road users from Fitzgerald Avenue

Friday, 11 October 2013 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised if travelling east from Fitzgerald Avenue it is recommended they use Gloucester Street or Ferry Road, not Avonside Drive, which has current and upcoming closures. Avonside Drive between Retreat Rd to 240 Avonside Drive will be …

Oxford Terrace – Delayed start – now 21 October for closure

Oxford Terrace – Delayed start – now 21 October for closure

Friday, 11 October 2013 6:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Oxford Terrace closure has been delayed. From 21st October 2013 the following restrictions apply: Oxford Terrace  Closed between Cashel Street and Hereford Street. Hereford Street at the Oxford Terrace intersection One way west bound No entry from Hereford into Oxford …

Brownlee speeds up quake repair work

Brownlee speeds up quake repair work

Friday, 11 October 2013 5:27 a.m. by Media3News

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has used his special powers to speed up land repair in Christchurch.

Wrecking ball continues Copthorne demolition

Wrecking ball continues Copthorne demolition

Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Demolition has resumed on what is left of the Copthorne Hotel.

Wrecking ball continues Copthorne demo

Wrecking ball continues Copthorne demo

Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Demolition has resumed on what is left of the Copthorne Hotel.

X is for X Marks the Spot!

X is for X Marks the Spot!

Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:09 p.m. by andreac414

We are nearly there!! It’s been an 8 month intense journey for me and I have loved every minute of it! I have met some amazing friends and characters… And the experience has been entirely positive! If you haven’t posted your vote it’s now too late! You’ll need to take it to The Palms library […]

Precinct one out of the box

Precinct one out of the box

Thursday, 10 October 2013 9:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Who said boxy architecture was dull?

Christchurch school celebrates legal victory

Christchurch school celebrates legal victory

Thursday, 10 October 2013 7:50 p.m. by MediaHerald

A tiny Christchurch school that today won a David vs Goliath legal battle against a government-forced closure is hosting a victory party tonight.Education Minister Hekia Parata's decision to close Phillipstown School as part of...

Notes from meeting with Helen Trappitt – Structural Engineer

Notes from meeting with Helen Trappitt – Structural Engineer

Thursday, 10 October 2013 6:36 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Please see here for the notes from Monday’s  Cup of Tea by the Sea event where Stuctural engineer Helen Trappitt talked us about rebuilding on the hill.  Notes

Minister makes fixing quake damaged land easier

Minister makes fixing quake damaged land easier

Thursday, 10 October 2013 4:49 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Earthquake Recovery Minister has used his special legislative powers to make it easier for people to repair earthquake-damaged land.

Lane reduction on Madras Street between Kilmore St to Bealey Ave next week

Lane reduction on Madras Street between Kilmore St to Bealey Ave next week

Thursday, 10 October 2013 3:53 p.m. by Transport4chch

Madras Street between Kilmore Street and Bealey Avenue will be reduced to one lane for wastewater works from next week (14.10.13). Work will start at Kilmore Street and head north towards Bealey Avenue. Road users should expect some delays at …

Minister to carefully review Phillipstown School decision

Minister to carefully review Phillipstown School decision

Thursday, 10 October 2013 3:20 p.m. by GovtMOE Popular

Education Minister Hekia Parata says she will review carefully the outcome of the judicial review brought by Phillipstown School.

Special amendments will speed up land repairs

Special amendments will speed up land repairs

Thursday, 10 October 2013 3:10 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Resource consents streamlined under new rules

Resource consents streamlined under new rules

Thursday, 10 October 2013 3:08 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

North Parade at Shirley Road/New Brighton Road intersection – lane reductions

North Parade at Shirley Road/New Brighton Road intersection – lane reductions

Thursday, 10 October 2013 2:59 p.m. by Transport4chch

Works on North Parade between Shirley Road and Banks Avenue to install a new wastewater main start next week (14.10.13) The southbound lane on North Parade will be closed, however,  two-way traffic will be maintained with lane shifts to the …

New Brighton Road – detour for east bound road users approaching Avondale Bridge

New Brighton Road – detour for east bound road users approaching Avondale Bridge

Thursday, 10 October 2013 2:49 p.m. by Transport4chch

New Brighton Rd road users may experience additional delays at peak periods over the next couple of months as further works get underway. Ongoing works on the Avondale Bridge will see a one way system in place for westbound traffic …

Motorists warned of possible delays along the Western Corridor

Motorists warned of possible delays along the Western Corridor

Thursday, 10 October 2013 2:27 p.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are being warned of possible delays along State Highway 1, from Belfast to Hornby, in the next few weeks with a number of road layout changes as part of the work building the four-lane Western Corridor. The Western Corridor …

Christchurch school closure ruled unlawful

Christchurch school closure ruled unlawful

Thursday, 10 October 2013 2:07 p.m. by MediaHerald

Education Minister Hekia Parata's decision to close Phillipstown School in Christchurch was unlawful, a High Court judge has ruled.In a decision out today, the school has won the first battle in its bid to stay open.Justice John...

Urban Design finalists can soon breathe easy

Urban Design finalists can soon breathe easy

Thursday, 10 October 2013 1:59 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Kevin McCloud, popular host of the UK TV series Grand Designs, is coming to Christchurch for the announcement of the winner of Breathe – New Urban Village competition on 22 October.

Can You Control Your Emotions of Fear?

Can You Control Your Emotions of Fear?

Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:08 a.m. by DebDonnell

What Are the Emotions of Fear? For many survivors of disasters like the Christchurch Earthquakes, we have developed new emotions of fear. The first step to overcoming these sometimes paralysing and debilitating fear is to understand exactly what fear is. Fears can be broken down into two types. The first type is environmental fears, while […]

ANZ opens in Christchurch rebuild zone

ANZ opens in Christchurch rebuild zone

Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:00 a.m. by Media3News

This morning ANZ became the first bank to reopen a branch in the Christchurch rebuild zone.

Consent fees to be reviewed

Consent fees to be reviewed

Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

Changes to the cost of obtaining building consents are on the cards as a government fix-it man continues his overhaul of the Christchurch City Council's troubled consenting operation.

Village for workers in Madras St

Village for workers in Madras St

Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new 200-room camp is the latest in a series of worker villages earmarked for Christchurch.

Victoria Street/Montreal Street intersection – night time closures from next week

Victoria Street/Montreal Street intersection – night time closures from next week

Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:02 a.m. by Transport4chch

Works at the Victoria Street and Montreal Street intersection will include road closures nightly for wastewater works starting Tuesday 15th October for approximately three weeks. The closures will be in place from approximately 8pm until 6.30am. Victoria Street – no …

Durham Street – lane reductions from Bealey Avenue- expect delays

Durham Street – lane reductions from Bealey Avenue- expect delays

Thursday, 10 October 2013 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised additional lane reductions will occur on Durham Street just south of Bealey Avenue from later this week (as at 10.10.13) for works taking place at the intersection of Durham and Salisbury Streets. We suggest road users …

First bank reopens in rebuild zone

First bank reopens in rebuild zone

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 9:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

ANZ has become the first bank to reopen in central Christchurch since the quakes.

First bank reopens in central city

First bank reopens in central city

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 9:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

ANZ has become the first bank to reopen in central Christchurch since the quakes.

W is for Water

W is for Water

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 8:17 p.m. by andreac414

Water is something I am passionate about protecting… From beginning my political career with a deputation to council to ban fracking… Which was then unanimously adopted… to following with interest the sewerage into the rivers issue… I plan to work hard to ensure that Christchurch and Canterbury continue to look after one of its most […]

The Lay of the Land

The Lay of the Land

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 4:53 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Day 960 - Addington Action head resigns

Day 960 - Addington Action head resigns

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 3:57 p.m. by addingtonaction


9/10/2013

By Anna Turner
The head of an earthquake recovery group helping fix uninsured homes has resigned amid a lengthy battle over a building consent.

For more than 900 days, Mike Peters has been the driving force behind the Addington Action group, helping repair quake-damaged homes for people with no insurance.

Peters and the group have helped more than 500 households since it was formed the day after the February 22, 2011, quake and recently expanded into providi ...

Bridge Street bridge – reminder regarding vehicle weight/length restrictions

Bridge Street bridge – reminder regarding vehicle weight/length restrictions

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 3:41 p.m. by Transport4chch

Press release courtesy of SCIRT South Brighton’s Bridge St bridge recently regained its two-way traffic function after almost a year as an exit only route from the beach. The temporary access structures or abutments at each end restrict the weight …

Heathcote Bridge to remain open this weekend

Heathcote Bridge to remain open this weekend

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 3:17 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users will be pleased to learn the Heathcote Bridge will remain open this weekend, 12/13 October 2013. The work schedule being undertaken by SCIRT delivery team Downer, is being reconsidered. Progress is going ahead quickly and it is likely …

Day 960 - Co-op takes further steps

Day 960 - Co-op takes further steps

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 3:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

At last nights' meeting, an initial group put their hands up to take on responsibilities from Mike who will provide training and work along side them while they get the hang of it. More people came forward at todays 9am co-op packing team meeting.








Insurers win appeal over quake standards

Insurers win appeal over quake standards

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 1:52 p.m. by Media3News

A legal bid which could have forced Christchurch building owners to strengthen their buildings against earthquake damage beyond current legal requirements has failed.

SCIRT Works on the Causeway

SCIRT Works on the Causeway

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 1:08 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Next big link for Sumner: Ferrymead bridge to McCormacks Bay causeway SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan crews will be finishing off the causeway repairs over the next three weeks before moving along [...]

Banks Avenue – One day road closure 10 October

Banks Avenue – One day road closure 10 October

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 11:25 a.m. by Transport4chch

Banks Avenue will be closed for one day on Thursday 10 October 2013, to effect emergency repairs to the cobbles in the street. The works will be completed in stages however traffic will be unable to travel through the sections …

Government chips in for City Mall project

Government chips in for City Mall project

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 10:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's hotly disputed City Mall block looks likely to be developed by individual landowners, with the Government chipping in to tie everything together.

Appeal on building strengthening quashed

Appeal on building strengthening quashed

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 11:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council did not have the power to ask property owners to strengthen existing buildings up to 67 per cent of the national building standard, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Appeal on building strengthening quashed

Appeal on building strengthening quashed

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 11:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council did not have the power to ask property owners to strengthen existing buildings up to 67 per cent of the national building standard, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

New roles in Christchurch consents department shakeup

New roles in Christchurch consents department shakeup

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 10:10 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Christchurch City Council has announced plans to cut 20 jobs and create 32 new ones in a major shakeup of its building consents department.

Day 959 - emergency meeting held by CSFVC

Day 959 - emergency meeting held by CSFVC

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 10:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Earlier tonight an emergency meeting was held by the Christchurch South Fruit and Veggie Co-op (CSFVC) in the wake of the announced impending resignation of Mike Peters. 16 of the 20 distribution centres were able to send voting representatives at very short notice.

The meeting was called and organised by Teresa Bassett (Tennyson St)

The meeting started at 7.20pm at the Sydenham Community Centre.

The meeting was chaired by Brian Roberts (Tennyson St)

The distribution ...

Appeal Court finds in favour of Insurance Council

Appeal Court finds in favour of Insurance Council

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 8:30 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Media Release: NZ Insurance Council

V is for Value

V is for Value

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 4:01 p.m. by andreac414

We hear in the news today that up to 20 managerial positions at Christchurch City Council will be axed in order to reduce and remove the silo effect that has been created during the last 6 years. This brings up the idea of Value – are you the Ratepayers getting value for your hard earned […]

Major step forward for Council building consent processes

Major step forward for Council building consent processes

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 3:41 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Proposed changes to the structure of the Council’s building control functions are designed to meet demand for building consents and see the Council regain and retain IANZ accreditation.

Johns Road – reduction to lanes between Sawyers Arms Rd & Harewood Road- expect delays

Johns Road – reduction to lanes between Sawyers Arms Rd & Harewood Road- expect delays

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 3:07 p.m. by Transport4chch

Johns Road, between Sawyers Arms Road and Memorial Ave is down to one lane north and south between  Harewood Road and Sawyers Arms for central median works. Road users should expect delays due to reduced capacity in the area.  

BLENHEIM ROAD – LANE REDUCTION eastbound Clarence St to Mandeville St over weekend of 12/13 October

BLENHEIM ROAD – LANE REDUCTION eastbound Clarence St to Mandeville St over weekend of 12/13 October

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 2:57 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that Blenheim Road between Clarence Street and Mandeville Street will be reduced to one lane eastbound from 6am Saturday 12 October 2013 until 6am Monday 14th October. Essential inspection works on a main service supply have …

Executive sees rebuild potential

Executive sees rebuild potential

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 11:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

A government-led design strategy is needed to inspire developers in the Christchurch rebuild, an international structural engineer says.

Council managers may lose jobs

Council managers may lose jobs

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 2:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

Twenty Christchurch City Council managers are at risk of losing their jobs as the fall-out from the council's consenting crisis continues.

Accommodating NGOs in Rebuilt Christchurch

Accommodating NGOs in Rebuilt Christchurch

Monday, 7 October 2013 11:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular