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Gondola reopening a victory

Gondola reopening a 'victory'

Monday, 25 March 2013 1:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

When Zane McKinnon bought tickets for the gondola he never expected to be its first passenger after the quakes.

Day 760 - free repairs suspended till base opens

Day 760 - free repairs suspended till base opens

Monday, 25 March 2013 1:14 p.m. by addingtonaction

As of Friday 22 March 2013 - all free repairs by Addington Action to uninsured homes in South Christchurch have stopped.

Christchuch retail rebound continues

Christchuch retail rebound continues

Monday, 25 March 2013 1:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Sales in cafes, restaurants, hotel and motels in Christchurch surged in the three months before Christmas, data from Statistics New Zealand shows.

Mini-Park in central city

Mini-Park in central city

Monday, 25 March 2013 12:50 p.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

 

Christchurchs gondola re-opens

Christchurch's gondola re-opens

Monday, 25 March 2013 11:13 a.m. by Media3News

Residents and tourists alike showed up today to have a ride in Christchurch's sorely missed gondola.

Former Cooperite in building trade

Former Cooperite in building trade

Monday, 25 March 2013 9:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch building company says it closely supervises an employee implicated in Australia for alleged visa infringements relating to Filipino workers.

Immigrants scammed in Christchurch - reports

Immigrants scammed in Christchurch - reports

Monday, 25 March 2013 9:15 a.m. by Media3News

Reports are emerging of an immigration scam involving workers wanting to help with the Christchurch rebuild.

Investigation into migrant workers fees

Investigation into migrant workers' fees

Monday, 25 March 2013 8:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Immigration Advisers Authority has referred revelations about an Auckland immigration agent organising Filipino workers for the Christchurch rebuild to the Labour Department's inspectorate.

Homeowners face insurance price shock

Homeowners face insurance price shock

Monday, 25 March 2013 7:31 a.m. by Media3News

A private insurance brokerage says major changes to the way home insurance policies are calculated are to be announced shortly.

Cera bails as owners face down asbestos

Cera bails as owners face down asbestos

Monday, 25 March 2013 7:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

The tricky removal of asbestos from the BNZ House will be left to the owners after the Government bailed on its demolition halfway through the job.

Cera bails as owners face down asbestos

Cera bails as owners face down asbestos

Monday, 25 March 2013 7:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

The tricky removal of asbestos from the BNZ House will be left to the owners after the Government bailed on its demolition halfway through the job.

Christchurch gondola to reopen after quake

Christchurch gondola to reopen after quake

Monday, 25 March 2013 6:44 a.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch gondola is set to reopen to the public, more than two years after the February 2011 quake forced its closure.

Remembering and giving thanks for life in Avonside

Remembering and giving thanks for life in Avonside

Monday, 25 March 2013 6:31 a.m. by avonsidechch

INVITATION You are cordially invitedto join us for the opening of aPHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITIONRemembering and giving thanks for life in AvonsideEaster Sunday 31 March 2013 at 2pmHosted bythe Church of the Most Holy Trinity Avonside168 Stanmore RoadOutdoor service led by Bishop Victoria MatthewsFollowed by afternoon teaSupported byThe Anglican Diocese of ChristchurchChristchurch City

War memorials repaired for Anzac Day

War memorials repaired for Anzac Day

Monday, 25 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two of Christchurch's quake-damaged war memorials are expected to be repaired in time for Anzac Day, but the city's most iconic - the Bridge of Remembrance and Triumphal Arch - will remain closed for a further two years.

War memorials repaired

War memorials repaired

Monday, 25 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two of Christchurch's quake-damaged war memorials are expected to be repaired in time for Anzac Day, but the city's most iconic - the Bridge of Remembrance and Triumphal Arch - will remain closed for a further two years.

1996 Christchurch Earthquake Documentary

1996 Christchurch Earthquake Documentary

Sunday, 24 March 2013 8:57 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

EQC and the Private Insurance Industry Be Warned!

EQC and the Private Insurance Industry Be Warned!

Sunday, 24 March 2013 8:48 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Christchurch rebuild jobs scam exposed

Christchurch rebuild jobs scam exposed

Sunday, 24 March 2013 12:22 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A Christchurch businessman posing as a recruiter of Filipino workers has exposed the fees some pay to work in New Zealand.

Day 759 - Website & petition for Red Zoners with uninsured land

Day 759 - Website & petition for Red Zoners with uninsured land

Sunday, 24 March 2013 9:00 a.m. by addingtonaction



The Red Section Owners Group are land owners in Christchurch that have had their vacant land zoned red by the New Zealand Government after the Canterbury Earthquakes.  Being in a red zone means that the government has decided that the land is no longer suitable for habitation.

Currently in our group we have 34 section owners in the red zoned flat land areas, these individual owners have title to 38 of the 65 vacant sections reported by CERA as being in the flat land red zone. ...

Counting the cost

Counting the cost

Sunday, 24 March 2013 8:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

New Zealanders with family and friends across in Australia will be familiar with the Kiwi diaspora but the impoverished Philippines takes emigration to a new level.

Rebuild jobs scam exposed

Rebuild jobs scam exposed

Saturday, 23 March 2013 11:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch businessman posing as a recruiter of Filipino workers has exposed the fees some pay to work in New Zealand.

Rebuild jobs scam exposed

Rebuild jobs scam exposed

Saturday, 23 March 2013 11:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch businessman posing as a recruiter of Filipino workers has exposed the fees some pay to work in New Zealand.

Wood cuts it

Wood cuts it

Saturday, 23 March 2013 10:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Using Canterbury University innovations, Christchurch design and New Zealand timber, a unique building is going up in Victoria St - the first of its kind and a signal of a sustainable, quake-resilient future, writes Rosa Shiels .

Day 758 - Saturday working bee the 1st

Day 758 - Saturday working bee the 1st

Saturday, 23 March 2013 5:43 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today was the first of regular Saturday working bees to construct Addington Action HQ at 124 Garlands Rd, Opawa.

The plan is anyone can turn up on a Saturday at 9am ready to work till 1pm on getting the site ready. If you want to come and help - just make sure you are wearing good sturdy footwear and old work clothes.

As the HQ gets built and opens, the same arrangement will apply to other days of the week, with people meeting there at 9am Monday to Saturday and then being dispatch ...

Plan to use church debris in new centre

Plan to use church debris in new centre

Saturday, 23 March 2013 3:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

The historic stone Sydenham church will be resurrected as a community centre if the Sydenham Heritage Trust has its way.

Sod turning marks start of Avon River Precinct

Sod turning marks start of Avon River Precinct

Saturday, 23 March 2013 12:41 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

A street emerges from the wreckage

A street emerges from the wreckage

Saturday, 23 March 2013 11:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

A street stretching almost 5 kilometres of Christchurch east to west, from the residential red zone to the prestigious Christ's College, offers an insightful cross-section of the Canterbury rebuild. GEORGINA STYLIANOU takes a walk and samples life down Gloucester St.

Work begins on Avon River precinct

Work begins on Avon River precinct

Saturday, 23 March 2013 11:05 a.m. by Media3News

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has turned the first sod as work gets under way on Christchurch's new Avon River precinct.

Sculptural look for site

Sculptural look for site

Saturday, 23 March 2013 9:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

Construction could begin as soon as June on a $100 million glass- wrapped complex replacing the Triangle Centre in Christchurch's City Mall.

Empire building at City Care

Empire building at City Care

Saturday, 23 March 2013 8:46 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury earthquakes are a goldmine for the Christchurch City Council's business City Care. But not content with its exploding revenues, it is now pushing into mainstream commercial and residential building. Is this the place for a ratepayer-owned company? The Press business editor, MARTA STEEMAN , reports.

UK pledge may lapse if cathedral not restored

UK pledge may lapse if cathedral not restored

Saturday, 23 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The English millionaire behind a $4 million pledge for the Christ Church Cathedral could reconsider his offer if Anglican leaders do not restore the historic building, his former business partner says.

Red Zone Extension ministerial paper has been released.

Red Zone Extension ministerial paper has been released.

Friday, 22 March 2013 10:10 p.m. by avonsidechch

CERA have released the ministerial paper authorising extension of the Red Zone deadline for most areas to 31 July 2013. It is on their Cabinet papers webpage here (towards the bottom, just above the Port Hills zoning information). There is some interesting stuff in the paper, and a lot that has been withheld, particularly relating to vulnerable people and how this category is defined by CERA.  Of

EQC Privacy Breach

EQC Privacy Breach

Friday, 22 March 2013 8:50 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

More on AA Insurance’s sum insured house policies

More on AA Insurance’s sum insured house policies

Friday, 22 March 2013 8:49 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

AA Insurance have updated their Sum Insured FAQs (here). More topics are covered and additional information has been provided. The topics covered are: What are the changes happening to your home insurance? Why the change? What is the effect on my home insurance premiums? When will the change happen? Do I need to check and revise the Default Sum Insured on my renewal notice? On what will my

Red Zone is very dangerous- do not try this at home

Red Zone is very dangerous- do not try this at home

Friday, 22 March 2013 7:06 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

This has got me riled.  After 2 years of telling us that High Street is very dangerous and we have to grovel for access we get this: This is very dangerous, but only if you own any of these buildings. …

New ideas mooted for Cathedral repair

New ideas mooted for Cathedral repair

Friday, 22 March 2013 5:26 p.m. by Media3News

A Christchurch trust has revealed new detail of a plan to restore the earthquake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral.

New ideas for Cathedral repair

New ideas for Cathedral repair

Friday, 22 March 2013 5:26 p.m. by Media3News

A Christchurch trust has revealed new detail of a plan to restore the earthquake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral.

Tour shows off restored Christchurch homes

Tour shows off restored Christchurch homes

Friday, 22 March 2013 4:47 p.m. by Media3News

Quake-damaged houses back to full glory and shock-proofed new structures were open to visitors in Christchurch today.

Day 757 - online CSFVC shop being trialed

Day 757 - online CSFVC shop being trialed

Friday, 22 March 2013 3:20 p.m. by addingtonaction

An online shop for the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op is currently being trialed. It will be for the use of the 22 distribution centres to place and pay for their weekly orders for fruit & veggie packs that they then distribute the following week to their members.

Each distribution centre will require a password to login to their own customer account.

This trial uses
The aim is to pretty much automate as much as possible with the system sending out email and te ...

EQC accidentally releases claimants private info

EQC accidentally releases claimants' private info

Friday, 22 March 2013 3:18 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has reportedly released private information of more than 9700 claimants.The email had the claim numbers and street addresses of the claimants in an attachment, but did not include the names, Fairfax...

EQC releases private info of 9700 claimants

EQC releases private info of 9700 claimants

Friday, 22 March 2013 2:21 p.m. by Media3News

The EQC mistakenly released the private information of 9700 claimants this morning, it has been revealed.

EQC privacy breach

EQC privacy breach

Friday, 22 March 2013 2:04 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Rebuild attracts 1200 new Cantabs

Rebuild attracts 1200 new Cantabs

Friday, 22 March 2013 1:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

More people came to Canterbury than left last year as the region's rebuild attracts overseas workers, new figures reveal.

Day 757 - fruit & veggie orders

Day 757 - fruit & veggie orders

Friday, 22 March 2013 12:38 p.m. by addingtonaction

There are 416 orders from 19 of the 22 CSFVC distribution centers for fruit and veggie packs next week. These will be packed and distributed on Wednesday 27 March.

   1 Addington Action
14 Addington School
23 Burnham
  6 Comcare Addington
26 Discovery
25 Eureka St
13 Hoon Hay Presbyterian
  0 Kidsfirst Selwyn St
39 Manuka Cottage
44 Opawa Baptist
28 Parker St
24 Reformed Church in Hornby
13 Riccarton Community Church
  0 Ro ...

Commissioners plea to Brownlee

Commissioner's plea to Brownlee

Friday, 22 March 2013 12:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Human Rights Commissioner has written to Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee asking for some red-zoners to be given more time to consider compensation offers.

Day 757 - regular work every Saturday at Garlands Rd

Day 757 - regular work every Saturday at Garlands Rd

Friday, 22 March 2013 11:34 a.m. by addingtonaction

There will be regular volunteer work at 124 Garlands Rd every Saturday from 9am till 1pm unless its a public holiday weekend like Easter, Queens Birthday etc.

The work will be getting the new base for Addington Action built.
Just turn up with your boots on and wear old clothes. If it is bucketing down don't come.

Book Signing- Saturday 23nd March 2013

Book Signing- Saturday 23nd March 2013

Friday, 22 March 2013 11:07 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Sarah Miles will be signing her book on: Saturday 23rd March at the Whitcoulls Bookshop, Riccarton Mall, Christchurch  12:00 noon Come and have a chat! Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Canterbury, Central Business District, Christchurch, Christchurch earthquake, insurance, New Zealand, Oceania, policyholder …

New plan for Christ Church Cathedral restoration

New plan for Christ Church Cathedral restoration

Friday, 22 March 2013 8:50 a.m. by MediaHerald

Engineers have unveiled a plan which they say can allow for the restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral.At the city council's earthquake forum yesterday representatives from the Great Christchurch Building Trust said the cathedral...

Quake city looks good for job-starved Brits

Quake city looks good for job-starved Brits

Friday, 22 March 2013 8:09 a.m. by MediaThePress

Migrant labour sourcing firm New Zealand Skills in Demand says demand for skilled workers to take part in Christchurch's quake-related construction boom is strengthening significantly.

Rebuild plays role in GDP surge

Rebuild plays role in GDP surge

Friday, 22 March 2013 7:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

New Zealand's economy took a leap forward late last year, posting a 1.5 per cent growth spurt, with Canterbury's rebuild playing its part in the stronger than expected economic activity.

SFO probes two rebuild fraud cases

SFO probes two rebuild fraud cases

Friday, 22 March 2013 7:30 a.m. by EQCTruths

 

Red-zoners plea goes to Parliament

Red-zoners' plea goes to Parliament

Friday, 22 March 2013 7:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

A group of Christchurch red-zoners will plead their case for full land compensation at Parliament next month, despite knowing the effort is in vain.

SFO probes two rebuild fraud cases

SFO probes two rebuild fraud cases

Friday, 22 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two Christchurch rebuild fraud cases are being investigated, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has confirmed.

Christchurch needs over 35,000 new houses

Christchurch needs over 35,000 new houses

Friday, 22 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The pressure on Christchurch's housing market should ease within the next three years with an expected 30,000 sections coming on the market.

SFO probes two rebuild fraud cases

SFO probes two rebuild fraud cases

Friday, 22 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two Christchurch rebuild fraud cases are being investigated, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has confirmed.

Christchurch building consents point to growth

Christchurch building consents point to growth

Thursday, 21 March 2013 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

More than $500 million in new commercial building projects have been consented in Christchurch over the past 12 months - the highest amount in the last six years.

Construction firm unveils giant industrial subdivision

Construction firm unveils giant industrial subdivision

Thursday, 21 March 2013 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

South Island-based construction firm Calder Stewart has unveiled its largest-ever development which could be Christchurch's biggest industrial subdivision.

Quake city looks good for job-starved Brits

Quake city looks good for job-starved Brits

Thursday, 21 March 2013 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Migrant labour sourcing firm New Zealand Skills in Demand says demand for skilled workers to take part in Christchurch's quake-related construction boom is strengthening significantly.

Loners, Vagrants and Deserters – The Port Hills Cave Dwellers

Loners, Vagrants and Deserters – The Port Hills Cave Dwellers

Thursday, 21 March 2013 9:00 p.m. by LostChristchurch

Since early European settlement, the caves that honeycombed the Port Hills, from Sumner to Lyttelton, have been used by all manner of loners, vagrants and deserters as places of escape or retreat One Sunday in July, 1863, a party of men employed in the tunnel, while on an excursion to Godley Head, discovered an old man in a cave. He was in the last state of exhaustion. ‘Having administered some food and a stimulant to the sufferer’, the old man recovered enough to speak. He told them ...

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