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Land grabs can crush dreams

Land grabs can crush dreams

Saturday, 7 September 2013 1:50 a.m. by MediaThePress



CBD gains strongest nationwide

CBD gains strongest nationwide

Friday, 6 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Commercial property returns are rising strongly on the back of capital gains to a level unseen in five years, after a gradual improvement in the past two years.

The tribes that bind Christchurch

The tribes that bind Christchurch

Friday, 6 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Three years on from the September 2010 earthquake, we are a city divided.

Sumner containers shipping out

Sumner containers shipping out

Friday, 6 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Large, metal boxes have blighted two of Christchurch's most picturesque suburbs.

Sunken suburban Christchurch dreams

Sunken suburban Christchurch dreams

Friday, 6 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Three years on: A man-made disaster

Three years on: A man-made disaster

Friday, 6 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Strip club owner delivers warning to CCC

Strip club owner delivers warning to CCC

Friday, 6 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A proposed "green frame" around central Christchurch will become a haven for prostitution and drug use, says the owner of a strip club being bowled to make way for the project.

TC3 showhouse for Cranford St

TC3 showhouse for Cranford St

Friday, 6 September 2013 4:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The house will be called The Cantabrian and could become as characteristic of Canterbury as the Queenslander is of Queensland.

The Temple is open!

The Temple is open!

Friday, 6 September 2013 3:58 p.m. by TempleforChCh

It’s been a long hard 5 months, but we have finally completed the Temple! The fences were taken down late Thursday night, and the finishing touches added throughout the day on Friday before officially opening that evening. Thanks to everyone who has helped us turn this dream into reality- to the 100 or so volunteers who have gifted us their time and energy, to all of those who have donated funding, goods and services, and to everyone who has supported us in any way so far throughout the pr ...

What is this gifting thing anyway?

What is this gifting thing anyway?

Friday, 6 September 2013 2:58 p.m. by TempleforChCh

Having just launched our burn event we are introducing people to the idea of gifting and participation and how these manifest themselves. Many people are probably asking, “what do you meaning by gifting?” or “what is this whole ‘participate’ thing about?”.  Hopefully this will inform you about what we mean and how you can participate in our event by gifting to other attendees. The idea of gifting and participation comes from the ten principles of Burning Man, ...

Worcester Street closure from Linwood Avenue from 16 September

Worcester Street closure from Linwood Avenue from 16 September

Friday, 6 September 2013 2:43 p.m. by Transport4chch

Worcester Street between Linwood Avenue and Rochester Street will be closed from 16 September  for the digging of a trench along the carriageway to install a new wastewater main. Vehicles will not be able to turn into Worcester Street from Linwood …

Worcester Street closure from Linwood Avenue from next week

Worcester Street closure from Linwood Avenue from next week

Friday, 6 September 2013 2:43 p.m. by Transport4chch

Worcester Street between Linwood Avenue and Rochester Street will be closed from next week for the digging of a trench along the carriageway to install a new wastewater main. Vehicles will not be able to turn into Worcester Street from Linwood …

Day 927 - CSFVC distribution centres get organised

Day 927 - CSFVC distribution centres get organised

Friday, 6 September 2013 1:15 p.m. by addingtonaction

These now have their own dedicated closed Facebook groups to organise rosters, take orders and ensure smooth distribution. Excellent grass roots organising taking good advantage of technology.
A very careful trial with 1 distribution centre is now underway to see if it is possible to extend what the co-op has available and if there are more efficient ways to operate that reduce $costs and human labour input.

Geotech notice – Quarry Road and The Brae

Geotech notice – Quarry Road and The Brae

Friday, 6 September 2013 1:01 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

For updates on geotech issues on Quarry Road and the Brae please see Notice to Residents regarding drilling of boreholes in Port Hills September 2013 (Quarry RoadThe Brae) Notice to [...]

The Road to 1984 – Guest Blog by Sleazkey

The Road to 1984 – Guest Blog by Sleazkey

Friday, 6 September 2013 11:49 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

However they may have been caused, we, the people of New Zealand, owe the Christchurch Earthquakes something – even if it is only the fact that the aftermath and Fiasco made some of us examine the situation beyond our personal …

Day 927 - Worst-hit people still without help

Day 927 - Worst-hit people still without help

Friday, 6 September 2013 11:35 a.m. by addingtonaction



OPINION


The worst affected Technical Category-3 homes have not been touched.

Three years now! Thousands and thousands of families waiting, fighting, living in broken houses. Don't believe me? The Earthquake Commission (EQC) and the insurance companies have confirmed it to me personally.

Yes, they are still locked in heavy negotiations about who is responsible and who will pay when it comes to land remediation. It's always about "how much?" isn't it, not about the ...

Into Year 4 : “Bugger” by the People of Christchurch

Into Year 4 : “Bugger” by the People of Christchurch

Friday, 6 September 2013 10:06 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

“If you’re one of them bugger you…” Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Christchurch earthquake, democracy, Gerry Brownlee, Government, insurance, Insurance bad faith, KiwiSure, policyholder protection

CBD – Available Routes Map – 7th – 14th September

CBD – Available Routes Map – 7th – 14th September

Friday, 6 September 2013 8:00 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.

Day 927 - fruit & veggie & meat orders

Day 927 - fruit & veggie & meat orders

Friday, 6 September 2013 6:46 a.m. by addingtonaction


There are 627 orders from 21 of the 23 CSFVC distribution centers for fruit and veggies.

  0 Addington Action
  0 Addington School
28 Bower Ave
25 Burnham
12 Comcare Addington
  1 CSCGT
41 Discovery
50 Eureka St
22 Hoon Hay Presbyterian
50 Manuka Cottage at Church Sq
50 Opawa Baptist
32 Pensacola Cres
30 Reformed Church in Hornby
27 Riccarton Community Church
28 Rolleston
31 Rowley Resource Centre
27 Salvation Army Sydenh ...

Three years on: I am angry

Three years on: I am angry

Friday, 6 September 2013 5:11 a.m. by MediaStuff



Three years on: Learning to get on with it

Three years on: Learning to get on with it

Friday, 6 September 2013 2:58 a.m. by MediaStuff



Sumners Hollywood Cinema closing

Sumner's Hollywood Cinema closing

Friday, 6 September 2013 12:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's last suburban cinema has been deemed unsafe and will close for strenthening work, forcing the postponement of the 2013 Italian Film Festival.

Sumners Hollywood cinema to close

Sumner's Hollywood cinema to close

Thursday, 5 September 2013 11:43 p.m. by MediaStuff

Sumner's Hollywood Cinema has been ordered to close, forcing the postponement of the 2013 Italian Film Festival.

Worst-hit people still without help

Worst-hit people still without help

Thursday, 5 September 2013 10:02 p.m. by MediaStuff



Three years on: I had to turn to antidepressants

Three years on: I had to turn to antidepressants

Thursday, 5 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Day 926 - Te Puke Lions Club donates oranges for co-op

Day 926 - Te Puke Lions Club donates oranges for co-op

Thursday, 5 September 2013 2:31 p.m. by addingtonaction

A pallet of oranges donated by Te Puke Lions Club will be dropped of at the Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church next Wednesday at 8am for the co-op to pack. This generous gift of oranges will be in addition to the produce ordered. A local Lions Club will be delivering the oranges.

Thanks Te Puke Lions Club.

CERA announces buildings to be acquired

CERA announces buildings to be acquired

Thursday, 5 September 2013 12:05 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A unit of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has released final details of properties it will have to acquire to complete the north and east frames for the new central city.

New Kaiapoi Development Offers New Homes By Early 2014

New Kaiapoi Development Offers New Homes By Early 2014

Thursday, 5 September 2013 11:09 a.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

UC PhD student granted $50,000 of EQC research funding

UC PhD student granted $50,000 of EQC research funding

Thursday, 5 September 2013 11:04 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Council approves Sumner Village Centre Master Plan

Council approves Sumner Village Centre Master Plan

Thursday, 5 September 2013 10:56 a.m. by GovtCCC

 

Gym in the frame, strip club out

Gym in the frame, strip club out

Thursday, 5 September 2013 10:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch strip club will be bowled to make way for central city parks and walkways but a neighbouring gym is allowed to stay.

Road repairs ramping up to unprecedented level

Road repairs ramping up to 'unprecedented' level

Thursday, 5 September 2013 10:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

Work to repair Christchurch's earthquake-damaged streets will ramp up to an "unprecedented" level by the year's end.

Decision to bowl strip club nothing to do with morals

Decision to bowl strip club 'nothing to do with morals'

Thursday, 5 September 2013 10:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch strip club will be bowled to make way for central city parks and walkways but a neighbouring gym is allowed to stay.

Decisions reached on properties in The Frame as rebuild progresses

Decisions reached on properties in The Frame as rebuild progresses

Thursday, 5 September 2013 10:39 a.m. by GovtCCDU Featured Popular

The Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) has reached final decisions on the acquisition of a number of properties that sit in the North and East Frames as the plan for the new central city pushes ahead.

Three years on: Rebuild priorities ‘skewed’

Three years on: Rebuild priorities ‘skewed’

Thursday, 5 September 2013 7:27 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Here is one of the contributions to the Stuff assignment.  It nicely encapsulates the feelings of many of the disgruntled claimants whom I have dealt with.  It is a pity that people are stuck in the mire thanks to the useless bureaucrats at EQC and the New Zealand government.       EQC Truths  http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/9120325/Three-years-on-Rebuild-priorities-skewed Three […]

Edgeware Road between Barbadoes Street and Hills Road one way eastbound

Edgeware Road between Barbadoes Street and Hills Road one way eastbound

Thursday, 5 September 2013 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

While work is being carried out on the southern side of the carriageway, Edgeware Road will be one way only for traffic travelling east between Barbadoes Street and Hills Road from today, Thursday 5 September. There will be no left …

Three years on: Rents driving locals out

Three years on: Rents driving locals out

Thursday, 5 September 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff



Despair as historic kiln demolished

Despair as historic kiln demolished

Thursday, 5 September 2013 4:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

Heritage advocates have lost a battle to save a historic building that looked set to be restored.

Three years on: Im barely coping

Three years on: I'm barely coping

Thursday, 5 September 2013 4:00 a.m. by MediaStuff



Three years on: No light at the end of the tunnel

Three years on: No light at the end of the tunnel

Thursday, 5 September 2013 1:08 a.m. by MediaStuff



Calendars Girls condemned, Les Mills to stay

Calendars Girls condemned, Les Mills to stay

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 10:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Calendar Girls looks set to be demolished to make way for the city's green frame, but the Les Mills building will be left.

Strip club may be demolished but gym to stay

Strip club may be demolished but gym to stay

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 10:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Les Mills gym and the Christchurch Club will not be bought by the Crown but Calendar Girls and the former IRD building look set to be demolished.

Christchurch CBD shows signs of recovery

Christchurch CBD shows signs of recovery

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 5:40 p.m. by Media3News

Inside Christchurch's CBD signs of the rebuild are springing up everywhere.

Key Planning Committee decisions from today

Key Planning Committee decisions from today

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 5:27 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Christchurch City Council Planning Committee met today and made the following key decisions:

Three years on: EQC process wasting money

Three years on: EQC process 'wasting money'

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



ASB donates portable ambulance station to St John

ASB donates portable ambulance station to St John

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 3:05 p.m. by PRNews Popular

On last night’s final of Mitre 10 Dream Home, ASB donated a portable ambulance station to St John to help support the fantastic work St John people do in the Canterbury community.

World class Justice and Emergency Services Precinct for Canterbury

World class Justice and Emergency Services Precinct for Canterbury

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 3:02 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced the release of the expressions of interest tender for the main contractor for the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.

7.1 Earthquake - Christchurch 4th Sept 2010

7.1 Earthquake - Christchurch 4th Sept 2010

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 2:13 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Opening of the new Novotel Christchurch in Cathedral Square today

Opening of the new Novotel Christchurch in Cathedral Square today

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 1:31 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

Infrastructure is our first priority for Christchurch, and hotels are so important in proving beds for our visitors..without the beds the visitors can’t come.

Brooklands cleanup three years on

Brooklands cleanup three years on

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 12:53 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Making money out of thin air

Making money out of thin air

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 11:51 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch ratepayers could soon be making money out of thin air.

Three Years On. Reflection - Deon Swiggs

Three Years On. Reflection - Deon Swiggs

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 11:13 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Today as we know is the 3 year anniversary of what was to become a series of catastrophic events that would continue for over a year that have changed Christchurch and the lives of many forever. The day represents so much for so many people and it is hard to put that into words.

Insurers make significant progress in Canterbury rebuild

Insurers make significant progress' in Canterbury rebuild

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 10:51 a.m. by PRNews

Private insurance companies have made significant progress in resolving Canterbury residential property earthquake claims, with 80 percent having been completed, resolved or scheduled for completion.

Sad day as Cantabrians remember first quake

Sad day as Cantabrians remember first quake

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 10:45 a.m. by RuthDyson

Canterbury students, businesses to benefit from grants

Canterbury students, businesses to benefit from grants

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 10:04 a.m. by NickyWagner

Sixty-one future innovators will get the opportunity to work in some of Canterbury’s top commercial R&D facilities, thanks to new grants allocated today by Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce.

Christchurchs changing face post-quake

Christchurch's changing face post-quake

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 9:15 a.m. by Media3News

 

Victor Cattermole Proposes TC3 Buyout

Victor Cattermole Proposes TC3 Buyout

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 8:40 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

This is an interesting proposal from Victor Cattermole.  I am keen to hear more details on the proposal.  In the meantime, feel free to watch Victor’s video.   

Quake anniversary: Claims remain incomplete

Quake anniversary: Claims remain incomplete

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 8:06 a.m. by MediaHerald

About 5000 Canterbury earthquake claims remain incomplete, unresolved or not scheduled for completion, according to figures from the Insurance Council of New Zealand.Today marks the third anniversary of the 7.1-magnitude Canterbury...

Thousands still waiting on quake claims

Thousands still waiting on quake claims

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 5:56 a.m. by MediaRNZ