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EQC has paid $6b in claims

EQC has paid $6b in claims

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 12:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

Insurance and the Earthquake Commission (EQC) continue to stress and frustrate Cantabrians on the third anniversary of the September 4 earthquake, but it is surprising how many issues pre-dating the first earthquake still trouble the city.

Residents encouraged to comment on Curletts Road proposals

Residents encouraged to comment on Curletts Road proposals

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 11:59 a.m. by Transport4chch

Christchurch residents have until this Friday (6 September) to comment on the NZ Transport Agency’s options to improve traffic congestion along Curletts Road, between Blenheim Road and Main South Road.

Colombo Street from Bealey Ave south restored to two way

Colombo Street from Bealey Ave south restored to two way

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 7:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

The wastewater repair work on Colombo Street is now complete and two way traffic has been reinstated. Final reinstatement work will continue over the next month however this work should not have any additional impact on road users or residents. …

Bitter: If I could leave Chch I would

Bitter: 'If I could leave Chch I would'

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 4:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

3 years ago I think we were on a pretty good high, on no-one was critically injured and we all swapped stories saying wow we survived a major earthquake.

If I could leave Chch I would

'If I could leave Chch I would'

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 4:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

Three years ago I thought we were on a pretty good high - no-one was critically injured and we all swapped stories saying wow, we survived a major earthquake.

Multimillion-dollar project set to start

Multimillion-dollar project set to start

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 1:44 a.m. by MediaStuff

Arrow International (NZ) has secured project management of one of the largest commercial projects to come to market since the Christchurch rebuild began, the company said today.

Christchurch better than ever

Christchurch 'better than ever'

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 1:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch is an exciting place to be right now. There is a growing sense of anticipation for what the new CBD will look like. There is construction and destruction work happening everywhere.

Three years on: Liquefaction taught us a lot

Three years on: Liquefaction taught us a lot

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 12:45 a.m. by MediaStuff



Interactive map reveals Christchurchs post-quake progress

Interactive map reveals Christchurch's post-quake progress

Monday, 2 September 2013 7:43 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Progress on how a post-disaster Christchurch is likely to look has been tracked with an online, interactive map.

Reminder – Heathcote Bridge closure this weekend -CHANGE TO CLOSURE TIMES

Reminder – Heathcote Bridge closure this weekend -CHANGE TO CLOSURE TIMES

Monday, 2 September 2013 4:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are reminded that the Heathcote River Bridge on State Highway 76 will be closed to traffic again this weekend as part of the scheduled works until mid October. NOTE: THE CLOSURE TIMES WILL VARY FROM PREVIOUS WEEKENDS.   CLOSURE …

Fendalton Road intersection to close

Fendalton Road intersection to close

Monday, 2 September 2013 9:28 a.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are advised Holmwood Road will close mid this month at the intersection of Fendalton Road and Queens Avenue for up to seven weeks.

Fendalton Road intersection with Holmwood Road to close mid September

Fendalton Road intersection with Holmwood Road to close mid September

Monday, 2 September 2013 9:28 a.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are advised Holmwood Road will close mid this month at the intersection of Fendalton Road and Queens Avenue for up to seven weeks. There will be no access from Holmwood Road into Fendalton Road or from Queens Avenue into …

Weekend detour over Heathcote River Bridge from 13 September

Weekend detour over Heathcote River Bridge from 13 September

Monday, 2 September 2013 7:30 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Motorists are advised the Heathcote River Bridge on State Highway 76 will be closed to all traffic for up to eight weekends (non-consecutive) between next Friday 13 September and the 13 December.

Multi-storey building jacked up for repairs

Multi-storey building jacked up for repairs

Monday, 2 September 2013 3:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

When Greg Tudor took an ''educated risk'' in hoisting his building off the ground for earthquake repairs, he had no idea the multi-million dollar operation was going to work.

Mood check: Three years since Sept 4

Mood check: Three years since Sept 4

Monday, 2 September 2013 2:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Wednesday will mark three years since a terrifying magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook Canterbrians out of their beds at 4.35am on September 4.

Day 922 - our leaders

Day 922 - our leaders

Sunday, 1 September 2013 7:49 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

Christchurch Mayoralty Campaign Launch Speech

Christchurch Mayoralty Campaign Launch Speech

Sunday, 1 September 2013 6:04 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

Lianne Dalziel – One City Together – Christchurch Mayoralty Campaign Launch

WeCan asks for full community engagement from  prospective Mayor, Lianne Dalziel

WeCan asks for full community engagement from prospective Mayor, Lianne Dalziel

Sunday, 1 September 2013 5:36 p.m. by WeCAN Popular

WeCan believes communities need to be listened to and engaged so good decisions are made for our city. Without effective and meaningful input from local communities the real issues are often not addressed.

1000 building consents get sign-off

1000 building consents get sign-off

Sunday, 1 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury's residential rebuild may finally be in full swing.

Heritage tourism survives in Christchurch

Heritage tourism survives in Christchurch

Sunday, 1 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Some parts of Christchurch's heritage tourism trail may have disappeared off the map but the city centre can still capture the hearts of visitors, some operators say.

SCIRT – Work Schedule until December 2013

SCIRT – Work Schedule until December 2013

Sunday, 1 September 2013 2:53 p.m. by Transport4chch

SCIRT have released information regarding works they will be completing over the next 6 months. To download a PDF of this information please click here or to find more detailed information on indervidual sites please visit SCIRT’s website.  

Builder keen to box on

Builder keen to 'box on'

Sunday, 1 September 2013 10:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch entrepreneur has created an innovative system to make the "worst part" of a builder's job easier and faster.

Entrepreneurs faster, easier way of building

Entrepreneur's faster, easier way of building

Sunday, 1 September 2013 10:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch entrepreneur has created an innovative system to make the "worst part" of a builder's job easier and faster.

20,000 people for city centre?

20,000 people for city centre?

Sunday, 1 September 2013 10:49 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government wants 20,000 residents living in Christchurch's inner city - and is formulating a plan to achieve it.

Day 922 - website readership grows again

Day 922 - website readership grows again

Sunday, 1 September 2013 9:31 a.m. by addingtonaction

The visits to this continues to grow, with 13,222 page views for August.

A lot of the visits seem to be coming via facebook discussions and debates.

Residents play part updating Chch Google Maps

Residents play part updating Chch Google Maps

Saturday, 31 August 2013 5:13 p.m. by Media3News

The lack of a decent online map of Christchurch has been one of the great frustrations for residents after the earthquakes.

Day 921 - open letter to Phil Clearwater

Day 921 - open letter to Phil Clearwater

Saturday, 31 August 2013 2:55 p.m. by addingtonaction





Dear Phil

Thank you for organising a meeting which allowed Mike Peters to address the queries of residents Opawa about the planned use of Addington Action’s Depot in Garlands Road. The following points were clarified during the meeting and in subsequent conversations.
This query came from a misunderstanding about a map on the blog site. The two locations marked in Opawa refer to Opawa School and Opawa Community Church where Opawa residents had explored the possibility o ...

Last day for flat land red zone offers

Last day for flat land red zone offers

Saturday, 31 August 2013 11:05 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Saturday is the final day for those living on flat land in residential red zone in Christchurch to accept Government offers on their properties and move out of their homes.

Strong quake hits near Christchurch

Strong quake hits near Christchurch

Saturday, 31 August 2013 8:59 a.m. by Media3News

A strong 4.3 magnitude earthquake has shaken Christchurch.

Town hall vote timing queried

Town hall vote timing queried

Saturday, 31 August 2013 1:14 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's potential new leaders are split over whether the decision to restore the earthquake- damaged town hall should have been left until after this year's local body elections.

Christchurch at risk of losing CBD

Christchurch at risk of losing CBD

Friday, 30 August 2013 7:37 p.m. by Media3News

If you haven't visited Christchurch since the earthquakes, when you do go back you'll notice how much the CBD has changed.

Captain Lorraine’s Final Fatal Balloon Ascent

Captain Lorraine’s Final Fatal Balloon Ascent

Friday, 30 August 2013 7:28 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Captain Lorriane Loses his Life The Balloon Carried out to Sea A Terrible Fall. The Aeronaut Drowned, Fruitless Search for his Body. Star, Issue 6633, 3 November 1899, Page 4 Not one of the thousand spectators who gathered at Lancaster Park yesterday afternoon to witness the balloon ascent of Captain Lorraine would willingly pass through a period of such awful anxiety and suspense as that which then fell to their lot. It is thrilling and exciting enough, in all conscience, to watch an intrepid a ...

Feeding frenzy drives thefts

'Feeding frenzy' drives thefts

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Desperate rebuild workers struggling to break into the Christchurch market are being blamed for stealing diggers, trucks and other high-value equipment to take advantage of a construction industry "feeding frenzy".

Outcast appeal date set

Outcast appeal date set

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch red-zoners challenging their buyout offers will be back in court in October.

Three-year deadline for city assets

Three-year deadline for city assets

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Practically all of Christchurch's most important facilities - such as libraries and pools - will be open by 2016, council bosses say.

Feeding frenzy drives thefts

'Feeding frenzy' drives thefts

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Desperate rebuild workers struggling to break into the Christchurch market are being blamed for stealing diggers, trucks and other high-value equipment to take advantage of a construction industry "feeding frenzy".

Three-year deadline for city assets

Three-year deadline for city assets

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Practically all of Christchurch's most important facilities - such as libraries and pools - will be open by 2016, council bosses say.

Feeding frenzy drives thefts

'Feeding frenzy' drives thefts

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Desperate rebuild workers struggling to break into the Christchurch market are being blamed for stealing diggers, trucks and other high-value equipment to take advantage of a construction industry "feeding frenzy".

The year Christchurch reclaims cool

The year Christchurch reclaims cool

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch hasn't had much reason to celebrate over the last three years.

Outcast appeal date set

Outcast appeal date set

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch red-zoners challenging their buyout offers will be back in court in October.

Three-year deadline for city assets

Three-year deadline for city assets

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Practically all of Christchurch's most important facilities - such as libraries and pools - will be open by 2016, council bosses say.

Red-zoners court appeal date set

Red-zoners court appeal date set

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch red-zoners challenging their buyout offers will be back in court in October.

Funds must stretch for new arts precinct

Funds must stretch for new arts precinct

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A makeshift performing arts precinct could still go ahead in central Christchurch but on a slim budget.

Insurance wrangles delay city facilities

Insurance wrangles delay city facilities

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Practically all of Christchurch's most important facilities - such as libraries and pools - will be open by 2016, council bosses say.

Insurance wrangles delay city facilities

Insurance wrangles delay city facilities

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Practically all of Christchurch's most important facilities - such as libraries and pools - will be open by 2016, council bosses say.

Residential chapter to drive new era of central city living

Residential chapter to drive new era of central city living

Friday, 30 August 2013 2:35 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Exciting new opportunities are set to open up for central city living in the new rebuilt Christchurch, says Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) director Warwick Isaacs.

Campaign Launch - The Journey Begins - One City Together

Campaign Launch - The Journey Begins - One City Together

Friday, 30 August 2013 12:57 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

We’re kicking off the campaign this Sunday, and we’d love you to be part of it.

Contractors charged with stealing from quake-damaged homes

Contractors charged with stealing from quake-damaged homes

Friday, 30 August 2013 12:54 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Three young contractors have been charged over a series of burglaries and an arson in the quake-damaged Christchurch residential red zone.Andrew Michael Hunton, a 21-year-old roofer, appeared from custody at Christchurch District...

Ground Improvement Trials Brochure

Ground Improvement Trials Brochure

Friday, 30 August 2013 12:13 p.m. by GovtEQC Recommended Popular

 

Man in court charged with burglaries, arson in red zone

Man in court charged with burglaries, arson in red zone

Friday, 30 August 2013 10:47 a.m. by MediaHerald

A 21-year-old will appear in court this morning charged with the burglaries and an arson of properties in the Christchurch residential red zone.

1000th new home consented

1000th new home consented

Friday, 30 August 2013 2:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

July marked a milestone for the Canterbury rebuild, as the 1000th earthquake-related building consent was issued.

1000th new home consented

1000th new home consented

Friday, 30 August 2013 2:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

July marked a milestone for the Canterbury rebuild, as the 1000th earthquake-related building consent was issued.

Simply trusting the Crown not enough

Simply trusting the Crown 'not enough'

Friday, 30 August 2013 12:25 a.m. by MediaStuff



Day 919 - mind the gap

Day 919 - mind the gap

Thursday, 29 August 2013 10:00 p.m. by addingtonaction




Review By GRANT SMITHIES

There was a time when TV One seemed the natural home for measured, thoughtful documentaries such as this, the latest offering from Bryan Bruce, the man behind 2011's eye-opening Inside Child Poverty doco. But market forces have ravaged what was once our flagship state broadcaster, leaving it almost braindead, a fact that might raise a smile from Bruce, who examines the effects of an unrestrained free market in this fine doco and two others that w ...

Start dates delayed on 3 anchor projects

Start dates delayed on 3 anchor projects

Thursday, 29 August 2013 9:52 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Part of new Avon River precinct opens

Part of new Avon River precinct opens

Thursday, 29 August 2013 9:52 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Architect welcomes council decision to save Christchurch Town Hall

Architect welcomes council decision to save Christchurch Town Hall

Thursday, 29 August 2013 7:06 p.m. by MediaOneNews

The architect of Christchurch Town Hall says he is thrilled at the decision to save the quake damaged building.