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Day Three: super Farmers’ Market, wetland rehabilitation & one of my favourite projects EVER

Day Three: super Farmers’ Market, wetland rehabilitation & one of my favourite projects EVER

Thursday, 22 August 2013 5:23 p.m. by GapFiller

The fantastic Santa Monica Farmers’ Market is near the beach and has I would guess, 80+ stalls that are set up across an intersection right in the thick of the main drag. Most of them are produce and it’s all local and sold by locals. That’s the deal. Berries, stone fruit, beans, rainbow coloured tomatoes, flowers, raw almonds, melons and more. It was full of people. We met the lady who runs the market – she’s an employee of Santa Monica city and told us that a rece ...

Confidentiality breach legal costs

Confidentiality breach legal costs

Thursday, 22 August 2013 1:46 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Port Hills housing announcement very close

Port Hills housing announcement very close

Thursday, 22 August 2013 1:10 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Temple Guardians

Temple Guardians

Thursday, 22 August 2013 12:56 p.m. by TempleforChCh

We need volunteers to act as “Temple Guardians” during the time it is open to the public (Sep 1st – 14th). In this role, you act as the caretaker of both the Temple and its participants; ensuring the safety of the site and providing information and support to those who require it. This is a very important role, as you are the public face of the Temple, and we need Guardians to be present on-site at all times. No experience required, all you need is some spare time and a friendl ...

A third of owners query quake repairs

A third of owners query quake repairs

Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

More than a third of Christchurch homeowners are unhappy with their earthquake repairs, a survey has found.

A third of owners query quake repairs

A third of owners query quake repairs

Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:49 a.m. by MediaThePress

More than a third of Christchurch homeowners are unhappy with their earthquake repairs, a survey has found.

No right turn from Fitzgerald northbound into Avonside Drive from 26 August

No right turn from Fitzgerald northbound into Avonside Drive from 26 August

Thursday, 22 August 2013 9:57 a.m. by Transport4chch

Lane closures will be in place between Armagh and Kilmore Street northbound on Fitzgerald Avenue from Monday 26 August. There will be no right turn from Fitzgerald northbound onto Avonside Drive. The work is expected to take approximately two weeks, …

Fiordland tsunami: 22 August 2003

Fiordland tsunami: 22 August 2003

Thursday, 22 August 2013 9:18 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Chch ready for future disaster

Chch ready for future disaster

Thursday, 22 August 2013 1:16 a.m. by MediaStuff

After almost three years of routinely leaping to doorframes and cowering under desks, it is no surprise Canterbury residents are significantly more prepared for an emergency than the rest of the country.

Port Hills announcement very close

Port Hills announcement 'very close'

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 10:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

A long-awaited Port Hills land-zoning review is "very close" to being announced, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) says.

Spectrum Print in permanent new Chch home

Spectrum Print in permanent new Chch home

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 10:44 p.m. by PRNews

Spectrum Print has announced it will open the doors of its new production facility on 2nd September, ending a two and a half year period without a plant after being displaced by the February 2011 earthquake.

Day Two: Junk towers, Girls in Tech, Kayaking on the LA River and more

Day Two: Junk towers, Girls in Tech, Kayaking on the LA River and more

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 7:44 p.m. by GapFiller

Funnily enough it was hot again today and my voice is getting better. I sound a bit croaky now, rather than hoarse/pained. First thing, we headed to the Watts Tower and Watts Housing project in East LA – a traditionally mixed area full of African Americans, Latinos, Polish and more. An Italian immigrant called Simon [...]

Chch pipers claim world title

Chch pipers claim world title

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 6:22 p.m. by Media3News

A Christchurch secondary school has beaten the Scottish at their own game.

Day 912 - Waltham Youth Trust joins the co-op

Day 912 - Waltham Youth Trust joins the co-op

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 5:20 p.m. by addingtonaction

Waltham Youth Trust
276 Wilsons Road, Waltham
Co-op inquiries Ravi
Wednesdays 11.30am - 1.30pm
Open to anyone

Celebrate older people

Celebrate older people

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 3:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Papanui High School, Langdons Road, Papanui. Time: September 30 9:30 am till 2:30pm Description: Age Concern Canterbury is holding a Positive Ageing Expo to celebrate International Day of Older Persons in late September. For further information, please contact Age …

Fracking and earthquakes

Fracking and earthquakes

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 3:35 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

From the website Science Daily (here). How Shale Fracking Led to an Ohio Town's First 100 Earthquakes Aug. 19, 2013 — Since records began in 1776, the people of Youngstown, Ohio had never experienced an earthquake. However, from January 2011, 109 tremors were recorded and new research in Geophysical Research-Solid Earth reveals how this may be the result of shale fracking. In December 2010,

CANTERBURY RECOVERY UPDATE 20 August 2013

CANTERBURY RECOVERY UPDATE 20 August 2013

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 2:42 p.m. by IAGinsurance Featured Popular

Update on rebuild business page here: 

Suncorp more than triples NZ profit

Suncorp more than triples NZ profit

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 1:49 p.m. by Media3News

 

Builders struggle to wait for the rebuild

Builders struggle to wait for the rebuild

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's rebuild has not proved the goldmine some construction firms thought it would be.

Arts groups turn back on James Hay Theatre

Arts groups turn back on James Hay Theatre

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Members of Christchurch's performing arts community have lent their support to saving only part of the Town Hall.

Builders struggle in wait for rebuild

Builders struggle in wait for rebuild

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's rebuild has not proved the goldmine some construction firms thought it would be.

Quake repairs timeline brought forward

Quake repairs timeline brought forward

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Fletcher Building has brought forward the deadline for repairing 90,000 quake-damaged Canterbury properties by a year.

Student Volunteer Army widens range of targets

Student Volunteer Army widens range of targets

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:43 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Student Volunteer Army which sprang up from the devastation of the Canterbury earthquakes has successfully switched from helping homeowners shovel liquefaction to sustainably serving the community, its president says.

Earthquake Recovery and Rebuild Update August 2013

Earthquake Recovery and Rebuild Update August 2013

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:14 a.m. by NickyWagner Popular

 

Park Ave southbound detour – advice for road users to minimise delays

Park Ave southbound detour – advice for road users to minimise delays

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:08 a.m. by Transport4chch

Park Avenue road users detoured via Salisbury Street to Armagh due to the southbound closure on Park Avenue are encouraged to continue straight across on Salisbury Street to the Durham Street intersection if intending to travel south on Durham.

Park Tce southbound detour – advice for road users to minimise delays

Park Tce southbound detour – advice for road users to minimise delays

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:08 a.m. by Transport4chch

Park Terrace road users detoured via Salisbury Street to Armagh due to the southbound closure on Park Terrace are encouraged to continue straight across on Salisbury Street to the Durham Street intersection if intending to travel south on Durham. This will minimise delays being experienced …

Fletcher advances rebuild deadline

Fletcher advances rebuild deadline

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 10:50 a.m. by MediaStuff

Fletcher Building has moved its deadline for repairing 90,000 quake-damaged Canterbury properties forward by a year.

Do You Believe in Miracles?

Do You Believe in Miracles?

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 10:45 a.m. by EQCTruths

EQC simultaneously tells us that we must excuse its incessant and numberless delays because “this is an unprecedented disaster” whilst simultaneously promising miraculous outcomes to claimants, the most unbelievable of which is EQC’s ability to “repair” houses that any sane person deems necessary to demolish.

Hills Road between Warden and Dudley remains two way until 26 August

Hills Road between Warden and Dudley remains two way until 26 August

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 8:15 a.m. by Transport4chch

The detour, which was to be reinstated on Hills Road between Warden and Dudley Streets has been delayed until Monday 26th August.

Hills Road between Warden and Dudley reverts to northbound only from 26 August

Hills Road between Warden and Dudley reverts to northbound only from 26 August

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 8:15 a.m. by Transport4chch

Hills Road between Warden and Dudley Street will be closed from Monday 26 August for southbound road users . Southbound road users will be detoured via Dudley, Slater and Warden Streets back onto Hills Road. For further information see the …

Another Red Zone rebuild reversal

Another Red Zone rebuild reversal

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 6:35 a.m. by avonsidechch

A Red Zoner, having signed off with CERA just before the 31st of July, has now had the house that was a rebuild reclassified as a repair. .

Canterbury Brewery demolition in final stages

Canterbury Brewery demolition in final stages

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 4:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

Demolition of the Canterbury Brewery buildings in Christchurch has almost been completed.

Canterbury Brewery demolition in final stages

Canterbury Brewery demolition in final stages

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

Demolition of the Canterbury Brewery buildings in Christchurch has almost been completed.

Councillors inspect Town Hall

Councillors inspect Town Hall

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 9:51 p.m. by MediaRNZ

How should Christchurch expand?

How should Christchurch expand?

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 8:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

 What are the borders of Christchurch? Where does the city start and finish?

A warning from a Chch couple dealing with EQC

A warning from a Chch couple dealing with EQC

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 7:57 p.m. by Media3News

South of Seddon in Christchurch, people have been struggling to repair their houses for over two years.

But a phrase heard over and over is that "there are others in a worse situation than me".

That's part of the reason Pamela Walker didn't push her dealings with EQC.

When the line was busy or she was put on hold, she just assumed there were more pressing claims than hers. ...

Day 911 - storage shelves +

Day 911 - storage shelves +

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 7:38 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today at 124 Garlands Rd, Bob and Mike painted and then started the assembly of 2 large industrial shelving units. The shelves are for storing boxes of nails and screws in the new depot.

Christchurch councillors consider town hall rebuild

Christchurch councillors consider town hall rebuild

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 7:08 p.m. by Media3News

 

Day One: 4 GOOD folks, pop-ups and adventures

Day One: 4 GOOD folks, pop-ups and adventures

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 6:34 p.m. by GapFiller

What a day! I am just back at the hotel at 10pm after our first full GOOD day. We’ve been to the vacant space that is our HQ for the week, and visited three very different non-profit projects. And awesome food experiences, too. By now I feel I’m well acquainted with the other 4 fellows [...]

Day 911 - co-op buy

Day 911 - co-op buy

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 5:18 p.m. by addingtonaction

District Plan Review - finding the balance

District Plan Review - finding the balance

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 5:06 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Christchurch City Council is asking the people of Christchurch to take part in the district plan review and wants them to weigh up the issues to help them find the right balance for future land use. 

Final push for volunteers!

Final push for volunteers!

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 4:39 p.m. by TempleforChCh

10 days till the Temple opens; one month till it burns! Excitement is building as we get closer and closer to the Temples opening date of September 1st. We need all the volunteers we can get down at the Temple site for the final push to complete construction on time. Most of the supporting framework has been built, but it still needs to be clad with ripped down demolition timber to form the Temples walls. Cladding is one of the most fun and easy jobs available to do onsite- creating the Temples ...

Evening shifts for the final push!

Evening shifts for the final push!

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 4:39 p.m. by TempleforChCh

10 days till the Temple opens; one month till it burns! Excitement is building as we get closer and closer to the Temples opening date of September 1st. We need all the volunteers we can get down at the Temple site for the final push to complete construction on time. Most of the supporting framework has been built, but it still needs to be clad with ripped demolition timber to form the Temples walls. Cladding is one of the most fun and easy jobs available to do onsite- creating the Temples writi ...

Quake pensioner welcomes watchdog findings

Quake pensioner welcomes watchdog findings

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 4:06 p.m. by MediaHerald

A Christchurch pensioner arrested and "roughed up'' by armed police while protecting his quake-hit property has welcomed police watchdog findings which slams the officers' actions.

White Island Activity

White Island Activity

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 3:34 p.m. by GovtEQC

Ian Simpson on One News

Ian Simpson on One News

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 1:23 p.m. by GovtEQC

Doubts over Town Hall fix-up

Doubts over Town Hall fix-up

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 12:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

The future of the Christchurch Town Hall hangs in the balance as some city councillors start to doubt the point of a full repair.

Christchurch Arts Festival opens this week

Christchurch Arts Festival opens this week

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 9:29 a.m. by PRNews

Christchurch Arts Festival opens this week with a theatrical world premiere, a major exhibition on the impact of the earthquakes on people’s lives, a display of thousands of flags expressing the hopes and dreams of local children, plus sexy cabaret and opera for children.

City projects worth $43m seek consents

City projects worth $43m seek consents

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 4:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

Building activity in the city centre is picking up with 54 building consent applications for CBD projects worth $43m lodged in the past 6 weeks.

Town Hall tour by city councillors

Town Hall tour by city councillors

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 2:40 a.m. by MediaThePress

Councillors have been given a tour of the earthquake-damaged Christchurch Town Hall this morning.

Town Hall tour by city councillors

Town Hall tour by city councillors

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 2:40 a.m. by MediaStuff

Councillors have been given a tour of the earthquake-damaged Christchurch Town Hall this morning.

Central Christchurch projects pick up

Central Christchurch projects pick up

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 12:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

Building activity in central Christchurch is starting to pick up, with 54 building consent applications for CBD projects worth $43 million lodged in the past 6 weeks, according to Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.

Critical shortage of backpacker beds

Critical shortage of backpacker beds

Monday, 19 August 2013 8:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

The reopening of several inner-city hotels will provide "hundreds of in-demand beds" for tourists and businesses struggling to find accommodation in central Christchurch.

Home insurance sum insured – Auckland Herald article

Home insurance sum insured – Auckland Herald article

Monday, 19 August 2013 8:51 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Diana Clement has written a very useful article on sum insured policies in the New Zealand Herald. The article (here), Make sure your house is valued properly, is a good read as are some of the comments. .

New life for re-opened Grubb Cottage

New life for re-opened Grubb Cottage

Monday, 19 August 2013 5:30 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The GOOD Neighbourhood Challenge POP-UP fellowship in LA: the prequel

The GOOD Neighbourhood Challenge POP-UP fellowship in LA: the prequel

Monday, 19 August 2013 5:30 p.m. by GapFiller

I arrived in downtown LA today after 3 days off in the LA Hills with former Gap Filler volunteer and California native, Marcia. I had a serious case of jet lag meets cold meets aches from being squished on a plane that’s taken the last three days to shake. I still sound like I’ve eaten gravel right now and am hoping my voice is better in the morning for DAY ONE of the GOOD fellowship.

Statement from Jane Parfitt, Acting Christchurch City Council Chief Executive, on meetings to resolve rates resolutions

Statement from Jane Parfitt, Acting Christchurch City Council Chief Executive, on meetings to resolve rates resolutions

Monday, 19 August 2013 5:24 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council Acting Chief Executive Jane Parfitt met with the Department of Internal Affairs and the Office of the Auditor-General last Friday.

Our thoughts are with Seddon

Our thoughts are with Seddon

Monday, 19 August 2013 2:30 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

As a spate of quakes continues to rumble at the North of the South Island, our thoughts are with the people of Seddon. The disruption and heartache caused during these times is all too familiar for many of us. Keep strong and stick together….

Urgent action needed to get Christchurch moving

Urgent action needed to get Christchurch moving

Monday, 19 August 2013 1:53 p.m. by MeganWoods Popular

Urgent action is needed to get Christchurch moving, says Labour’s Christchurch Transport spokesperson Megan Woods.