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Between rock and a red place

Between rock and a red place

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two red-zoned and red-stickered Christchurch couples are spending thousands of dollars on rock-blasting work in an unprecedented bid to stay in their earthquake-damaged homes.

Hagley Park school sport may get bowled

Hagley Park school sport may get bowled

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

High school sports in Hagley Park could be affected if an international cricket venue is built in Christchurch's "largest educational classroom", says an opponent of the development.

CBDs eastern green frame model on show

CBD's eastern green frame model on show

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch residents now have a chance to see what the CBD's green frame and Avon Precinct will look like.

Desperate red-zoners pay for rock blasting

Desperate red-zoners pay for rock blasting

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two red-zoned and red-stickered Christchurch couples are spending thousands of dollars on rock-blasting work in an unprecedented bid to stay in their earthquake-damaged homes.

Desperate red-zoners pay for rock blasting

Desperate red-zoners pay for rock blasting

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two red-zoned and red-stickered Christchurch couples are spending thousands of dollars on rock-blasting work in an unprecedented bid to stay in their earthquake-damaged homes.

The challenge of a post growth economy

The challenge of a post growth economy

Monday, 10 June 2013 7:53 p.m. by stalbanscommunity



Day 839 - building a fast efficient work pipeline

Day 839 - building a fast efficient work pipeline

Monday, 10 June 2013 7:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Addington Action has directly assisted around 2,000 families in South Christchurch recover from the effects of the quakes since Feb 22 2011.

Very rough paper based systems were initially used that streamlined this work. As time went on, computer databases and spreadsheets were created to track work and make sure everything got done.

This worked fine with simple processes and when money simple - there was none!

Now the situation has completely changed. There is still plenty o ...

Christchurch super school set to be privately funded

Christchurch super school set to be privately funded

Monday, 10 June 2013 6:34 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The Education Ministry's $41 million proposed year 1-13 super school for Christchurch is set to be funded by the private sector, a document reveals.

Second section of progressive cordon reduction underway

Second section of progressive cordon reduction underway

Monday, 10 June 2013 5:23 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Work has begun in the second of four areas of the Rebuild Zone that are being moved out of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery’s Authority jurisdiction during June.

Christchurch paints it All Black

Christchurch paints it All Black

Monday, 10 June 2013 5:00 p.m. by GovtCCC

 

Clarifying My City First Position

Clarifying My City First Position

Monday, 10 June 2013 4:28 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

On page 3 of todays Press newspaper I was photographed with the City First members and some supporters of the concept. City First is an election campaign launched by Cr Ngaire Button.

Lane Closure – Aikmans Road – 10th June

Lane Closure – Aikmans Road – 10th June

Monday, 10 June 2013 3:56 p.m. by Transport4chch

SCIRT will be working in the westbound lane of Aikmans Road between Stirling Street and Rossall Street for approximately one week. During this time the lane will be closed to through traffic.

More time for Port Hills red-zoners

More time for Port Hills red-zoners

Monday, 10 June 2013 3:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

Red-zoned Port Hills residents have been given five more months to accept the Government's buy-out offer on their damaged properties. 

Offer period extension for Port Hills residents

Offer period extension for Port Hills residents

Monday, 10 June 2013 3:12 p.m. by GovtCera

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says an extension to the offer expiry date for Port Hills properties will bring their offer process in line with that of flat land owners.

Govt agencies on track to return to central Christchurch

Govt agencies on track to return to central Christchurch

Monday, 10 June 2013 1:48 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Government says it is on track to return public sector offices back into central Christchurch, after they were abandoned because of the earthquakes.

SCIRT – Update on current works

SCIRT – Update on current works

Monday, 10 June 2013 1:31 p.m. by Transport4chch

In the media: EQCs "good progress" contacting customers

In the media: EQC's "good progress" contacting customers

Monday, 10 June 2013 1:23 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

On this day: Tarawera volcanic eruption in 1886

On this day: Tarawera volcanic eruption in 1886

Monday, 10 June 2013 12:55 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Author wins grant to write about quakes

Author wins grant to write about quakes

Monday, 10 June 2013 12:27 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Author Fiona Farrell has been awarded a grant of $100,000 to write two books, one fiction and the other non-fiction, about the Christchurch earthquakes.

Fiona Farrell to pen earthquake books

Fiona Farrell to pen earthquake books

Monday, 10 June 2013 12:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

A New Zealand author has been awarded a fellowship of $100,000 to write about her experiences of the Christchurch earthquakes.

Fiona Farrell to pen quake books

Fiona Farrell to pen quake books

Monday, 10 June 2013 12:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

A New Zealand author has been awarded a fellowship of $100,000 to write about her experiences of the Christchurch earthquakes.

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 22 (June 2013)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 22 (June 2013)

Monday, 10 June 2013 11:19 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

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Rebuild Zone cordon now removed north of Gloucester Street

Rebuild Zone cordon now removed north of Gloucester Street

Monday, 10 June 2013 10:31 a.m. by Transport4chch

he city centre red zone cordon will be progressively reduced over the next four weeks with a different area targeted each week.

Bringing government agencies together in CBD

Bringing government agencies together in CBD

Monday, 10 June 2013 10:26 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Temporary stadium wins major international honour

Temporary stadium wins major international honour

Monday, 10 June 2013 9:57 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Earthquake brain phenomenon observed

Earthquake brain phenomenon observed

Monday, 10 June 2013 9:11 a.m. by MediaRNZ

A psychiatrist says a phenomenon called earthquake brain is affecting the ability of some people in the Christchurch to think clearly. It comes from a build-up of the stress hormone cortisol.

Green Frame II

Green Frame II

Monday, 10 June 2013 8:20 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

Please join us for the opening of the Green Frame II exhibition sponsored by Warren & Mahoney and Aurecon.

Roadworkers bear brunt of motorists anger

Roadworkers bear brunt of motorists' anger

Monday, 10 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

EQC making good progress on claims

EQC making 'good progress' on claims

Monday, 10 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission is making "good progress" on a commitment to contact every customer about their claim status within three months, chief executive Ian Simpson says.

Home Sweet Whare

Home Sweet Whare

Sunday, 9 June 2013 6:52 p.m. by KrisV Popular

Winter came a little early this year...

Disappointing Attempt by Deputy Mayor to Divide Christchurch Council

Disappointing Attempt by Deputy Mayor to Divide Christchurch Council

Sunday, 9 June 2013 6:21 p.m. by YaniJohanson Popular

Media Statement: Disappointing Attempt by Deputy Mayor to Divide Council

Flat Man takes flight

Flat Man takes flight

Sunday, 9 June 2013 12:29 p.m. by MediaHerald

Masked student superhero Flat Man has launched a winter offensive to help hard-up families still doing it tough in post-earthquake Christchurch.

Taking risks in a cut-throat city

Taking risks in a cut-throat city

Sunday, 9 June 2013 9:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Chris Terry has spotted an unusual opportunity from the rebuild of Christchurch and has made a $45,000 investment he's hoping will pay dividends.

Insurance and earthquake damaged properties - buying and selling a write off

Insurance and earthquake damaged properties - buying and selling a write off

Saturday, 8 June 2013 5:01 p.m. by PRNews Recommended Popular

 

IAG CANTERBURY RECOVERY UPDATE June 2013

IAG CANTERBURY RECOVERY UPDATE June 2013

Saturday, 8 June 2013 2:29 p.m. by IAGinsurance Featured Popular

Late last year IAG committed to completing all residential claims by the end of 2015. With a record number of contracts signed last month, and 1,121 new homes as well as 681 major repairs in planning, design, consenting and construction, the company remain on target to achieve this.

NEW NON POLITICAL ALLEGIANCE TO STABILISE COUNCIL

NEW NON POLITICAL ALLEGIANCE TO STABILISE COUNCIL

Saturday, 8 June 2013 12:53 p.m. by CityFirst Featured Popular

Sunday 9th June will see the first unveiling of a new non political allegiance in Christchurch to help stabilise the next city council. The brain child of Deputy Mayor Ngaire Button with full support from her fellow Shirley/Papanui council member Aaron Keown.

Alcohol policy will kill city

Alcohol policy 'will kill city'

Saturday, 8 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $100 million rebuild of The Strip in Christchurch is in jeopardy over a council proposal to force bars to shut earlier.

A city divided over drinking hours

A city divided over drinking hours

Saturday, 8 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A quick survey of nine Christchurch residents predictably showed younger people generally opposed the changes and older folk supported them.

Creeping vermin follow in quakes wake

Creeping vermin follow in quakes' wake

Saturday, 8 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Creepy crawlies coming forth from the darkness to stake a claim in earthquake damaged homes are running Christchurch pest control companies off their feet.

Port Hills red stickers to stay - mayor

Port Hills red stickers to stay - mayor

Saturday, 8 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Red stickers barring green-zoned Port Hills landowners from their homes will not be removed unless the Government steps in, Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker says.

More of central Christchurch accessible to public

More of central Christchurch accessible to public

Friday, 7 June 2013 9:49 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The cordon around Christchurch's earthquake-damaged central city has been further reduced on Friday.

Southern Response - progress report to May 2013

Southern Response - progress report to May 2013

Friday, 7 June 2013 9:13 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Celebrate Matariki at Packe St Park

Celebrate Matariki at Packe St Park

Friday, 7 June 2013 6:35 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Packe Street Park community gardens Time: June 16 10am-4pm Description: Celebrate Matariki (Maori New Year) at Packe Street Park. Lunch at 12 noon includes vegan soup and free range pork sausages. Earn your lunch. Come and lend a hand …

360 tonnes of hazardous waste to be collected from red zone homes

360 tonnes of hazardous waste to be collected from red zone homes

Friday, 7 June 2013 6:17 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Government expects to have collected about 360 tonnes of hazardous waste from red zone homes in Christchurch before they're demolished later this year.Environment Minister and Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery...

You did it! Pavilion to STAY!

You did it! Pavilion to STAY!

Friday, 7 June 2013 6:02 p.m. by GapFiller

New view as Colombo cordon lifted

New view as Colombo cordon lifted

Friday, 7 June 2013 4:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch people can explore another stretch of the city centre for the first time in more than two years.

New view as Colombo St cordon lifted

New view as Colombo St cordon lifted

Friday, 7 June 2013 4:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch people can explore another stretch of the city centre for the first time in more than two years.

Day 836 - Garlands Rd site gets a dash of paint

Day 836 - Garlands Rd site gets a dash of paint

Friday, 7 June 2013 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today, Mike and Sibash spent the day at 124 Garlands Rd, finishing off lots of small jobs.
The place is looking very tidy now. Next week a small shelter from the weather goes up.

Rebuild Zone cordon now removed north of Gloucester Street

Rebuild Zone cordon now removed north of Gloucester Street

Friday, 7 June 2013 3:16 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Another huge step has been taken in the progressive city cordon reduction project with the area north of Gloucester Street now open.

Safety dispute leaves residents in limbo

Safety dispute leaves residents in limbo

Friday, 7 June 2013 2:26 p.m. by Media3News

An elderly Christchurch woman says she just wants to be able to get on with her life.

Marryatt insists on insurance claim secrecy

Marryatt insists on insurance claim secrecy

Friday, 7 June 2013 2:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

Details of how Civic Assurance is dealing with the Christchurch City Council's huge insurance claim will be kept secret after its chair convinvced councillors that going public could jeopardise hundreds of millions of dollars.

Cathedral decision delayed

Cathedral decision delayed

Friday, 7 June 2013 1:30 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Anglican church leaders have delayed their decision on what will happen to the earthquake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral.

$500K for red-zone waste removal

$500K for red-zone waste removal

Friday, 7 June 2013 12:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has approved a further $500,000 towards the removal and disposal of hazardous waste from red-zoned homes.

Govt foots bill for hazardous clean-up

Govt foots bill for hazardous clean-up

Friday, 7 June 2013 12:24 p.m. by Media3News

An overflow of hazardous waste in Christchurch's red-zoned houses has forced the Government to double their contribution to the clean-up bill.

Advisory service continues good progress

Advisory service continues good progress

Friday, 7 June 2013 11:48 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

More funding for red zone hazardous waste disposal

More funding for red zone hazardous waste disposal

Friday, 7 June 2013 11:30 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Amy Adams | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery