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Community Garden City

Community Garden City

Saturday, 16 March 2013 12:57 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The growing community garden movement in Christchurch could take a lead in recreating Christchurch as a “community garden city.” The Avon River Park, the red-zoned lands, the damaged sports fields and the “green frame” all have rich food-growing opportunities to …

Coffee and jam inspires awesome ideas for Christchurch

Coffee and jam inspires awesome ideas for Christchurch

Saturday, 16 March 2013 12:27 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

If you’ve got a brilliant idea and you want to make it happen head along to The Ministry of Awesome’s Coffee and Jam sessions at the Epic Hub (opposite the new C1 cafe) on Tuesday lunchtimes. You’ll get feedback, meet …

Handling repairs with Fletchers

Handling repairs with Fletchers

Friday, 15 March 2013 11:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A former Fletchers employee is giving out advice on how to handle repairs on a blog set up to provide Christchurch residents with an inside view on earthquake information. If you disagree with the decision of one assessor, ask for …

Planning brings the cityscape to life

Planning brings the cityscape to life

Friday, 15 March 2013 11:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

Striking out on his own was a big leap, Andrew Willis confesses, but the timing has never been better.

Retaining Integrity

Retaining Integrity

Friday, 15 March 2013 9:15 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

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CCPG will have a promotional stall at the Sumner Street Party on Sunday 17 March

CCPG will have a promotional stall at the Sumner Street Party on Sunday 17 March

Friday, 15 March 2013 8:14 p.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

Sunday 17th March, 11am to 6pm.  Sumner Village (centred at the ).

Seismics and The City Conference Christchurch

Seismics and The City Conference Christchurch

Friday, 15 March 2013 6:48 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Keynote Speech Session: “Clearing the Decks” Prof. Jay Feinman, USA author of Delay Deny Defend see http://www.delaydenydefend.com/ Sarah Miles, former investment banking lawyer and psychotherapist and author of  The Christchurch Fiasco: the Insurance Aftershock and its Implications for New Zealand …

Committee approves plans for new social housing developments

Committee approves plans for new social housing developments

Friday, 15 March 2013 5:29 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council's Community, Recreation and Culture Committee has agreed that up to 22 new social housing units should be built on vacant land in existing complexes and repairs completed on almost 300 social housing units by the end of this year.

New homes for Spreydon, Aranui

New homes for Spreydon, Aranui

Friday, 15 March 2013 4:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

A special council committee meeting called to discuss the slow pace of social housing repairs has agreed to seek tenders for 20 new homes in the city.

Greater understanding of Alpine fault needed

Greater understanding of Alpine fault needed

Friday, 15 March 2013 4:06 p.m. by MediaHerald

A researcher says scientists need a greater understanding of the Alpine fault to help prepare for future earthquakes.University of Canterbury student Carolyn Boulton is finishing her PhD on the fault which forms the Australian-Pacific...

Research finds connected communities key to Christchurch recovery

Research finds connected communities key to Christchurch recovery

Friday, 15 March 2013 3:38 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Research into how six different communities responded to the Canterbury earthquakes has highlighted the importance of building stronger communities.

Have your say on the citys future - CCC 3 year plan

Have your say on the city's future - CCC 3 year plan

Friday, 15 March 2013 3:27 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council releases its draft Christchurch City Three Year Plan for public comment tomorrow

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Friday, 15 March 2013 11:38 a.m. by AnxietySupport

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Council promises to speed up quake repairs

Council promises to speed up quake repairs

Friday, 15 March 2013 11:12 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch Council is promising to speed up repairs to its social housing units after trenchant criticism from Gerry Brownlee.

Study finds DHBs faced challenges prior to Christchurch quakes

Study finds DHBs faced challenges prior to Christchurch quakes

Friday, 15 March 2013 10:47 a.m. by PRNews

Before the Christchurch earthquakes, emergency preparedness at district health board-level in New Zealand faced challenges that they needed to overcome, suggests a University of Otago study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal today.

Special meeting called on council housing

Special meeting called on council housing

Friday, 15 March 2013 9:22 a.m. by MediaStuff

Speeding up repairs on quake-damaged council homes will be debated at a special meeting today.

Could you be the new Coordinator?

Could you be the new Coordinator?

Friday, 15 March 2013 9:06 a.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

Rhys Taylor is moving southwards to Geraldine in  a few months’ time, so the Trust has a contract vacancy :

Tower tried to force cheaper deal - lawyer

Tower tried to force cheaper deal - lawyer

Friday, 15 March 2013 7:23 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An insurance company tried to "steamroll" a red-zoned Christchurch couple into accepting the cheaper repair settlement for their earthquake-damaged home, a court has heard.

Southern Response and land remediation

Southern Response and land remediation

Friday, 15 March 2013 6:25 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Council repairs too slow - Brownlee

Council repairs too slow - Brownlee

Friday, 15 March 2013 6:17 a.m. by Media3News

Gerry Brownlee has accused the Christchurch City Council of stalling repairs on damaged social housing units.

Response to Minister Gerry Brownlees Social Housing Concerns

Response to Minister Gerry Brownlee's Social Housing Concerns

Thursday, 14 March 2013 10:36 p.m. by YaniJohanson Popular

 

Mainzeal projects to be completed in Chch

Mainzeal projects to be completed in Chch

Thursday, 14 March 2013 9:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

Mainzeal is completing unfinished homes in Christchurch.

Day 749 - job vacancy at Community Gardens

Day 749 - job vacancy at Community Gardens

Thursday, 14 March 2013 7:30 p.m. by addingtonaction


Community gardens Spreydon requires a temporary minute taker for board meetings. Approx 4 hrs work a month. Must have good English/typing skills and access to internet. $15 per hr. Please email applications to: by March 29th.

Decision reserved in red zone insurance battle

Decision reserved in red zone insurance battle

Thursday, 14 March 2013 5:12 p.m. by Media3News

A judge has reserved his decision after a nine day High Court battle between Tower Insurance and Christchurch couple Matt and Valerie O’Loughlin.

Council heritage grant for Little Akaloa church

Council heritage grant for Little Akaloa church

Thursday, 14 March 2013 4:49 p.m. by GovtCCC

St Luke’s Anglican Church in Little Akaloa is to be the recipient of up to $33,860 from the Christchurch City Council’s Heritage Incentive Grant Fund.

Reinventing the red zone    Inspiring Projects from Communities and Science

Reinventing the red zone Inspiring Projects from Communities and Science

Thursday, 14 March 2013 4:17 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

Eco-sanctuaries, urban forests, wetlands, recreation lakes, cycling facilities, gardens, heritage trails, boatshed cafes, community memorials and putting the “New” back into Brighton, all feature in an all-day “Projects Forum” hosted by the Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON) this Saturday.

Engineers design sustainable 21st century homes

Engineers design sustainable 21st century homes

Thursday, 14 March 2013 4:04 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A group of Christchurch engineers and planners have come up with an innovative plan for 21st century housing in Christchurch that could house up to 15,000 people in a walkable urban centre within five years. The plan differs from those …

Consortium appointed to plan Health Precinct

Consortium appointed to plan Health Precinct

Thursday, 14 March 2013 3:40 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Social housing is councils shame

Social housing is council's shame

Thursday, 14 March 2013 1:46 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Red zone repair impossible

Red zone repair 'impossible'

Thursday, 14 March 2013 12:59 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Tower Insurance would be breaching its contractual agreements by repairing a retired Christchurch couple’s red-zoned home, a court has heard.

Website & petition for Red Zoners with uninsured land

Website & petition for Red Zoners with uninsured land

Thursday, 14 March 2013 8:19 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Closing submission in insurance tussle

Closing submission in insurance tussle

Thursday, 14 March 2013 5:43 a.m. by Media3News Popular

A Christchurch couple at the centre of a tussle with Tower Insurance over red zone payouts will give their closing submission today.

Red zone land damage assessments in 2014

Red zone land damage assessments in 2014

Thursday, 14 March 2013 12:19 a.m. by stalbanscommunity




Replacing every red zone house nonsense

Replacing every red zone house 'nonsense'

Thursday, 14 March 2013 12:16 a.m. by MediaStuff

Forcing insurance companies to rebuild every house in Christchurch's red zone would be "commercial nonsense", a court has heard.

CanCERN Wellbeing Meeting

CanCERN Wellbeing Meeting

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 11:30 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Wainoni Methodist ChurchTime: 6-8pm March 19Link out: Click hereDescription: Workshops, conversations and Q and A on the topic of wellbeing for the citizens of Christchurch as we head into the third year after the earthquakes. Check out the programme …

Nine categories of land damage covered by EQC

Nine categories of land damage covered by EQC

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 11:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

There are nine categories of land damage. 

EQC Responses to CanCERN’s Land Settlement Questions

EQC Responses to CanCERN’s Land Settlement Questions

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 8:26 p.m. by CanCERN Featured Popular

 

Day 748 - Food subcommittee starts up again

Day 748 - Food subcommittee starts up again

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 7:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

After a gap of 5 months Addington Action's food committee has started meeting again.

The committee was originally set up to make sure a number of projects were successfuly carried out
The inactivity of this working committee was caused by internal "growing pains" type issues in Addington Action in the last 4 months of 2012 which have now been sorted out.

Tonights initial meeting worked on solving a range of challenges to do with recycling the growing amount of waste material and ...

Five months to answer OIA questions

Five months to answer OIA questions

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 6:40 p.m. by EQCTruths

 

Day 748 - CPIT students to join co-op

Day 748 - CPIT students to join co-op

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 6:30 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

Chch insurance test case drawing to close

Chch insurance test case drawing to close

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 5:59 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The first of at least 16 cases brought by disgruntled Christchurch homeowners against Tower Insurance is drawing to a close.

Renting out EQ damaged houses

Renting out EQ damaged houses

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 5:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has produced two new information sheets to help those wanting to rent out, or to rent, homes damaged in the earthquakes.

More apartments for St Albans

More apartments for St Albans

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 5:06 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The developers are currently building a block housing 24 apartments in a building up to three storeys high on Riccarton Road. It replaces a two story wooden house that stood on the site until a few years ago.

Fresh footage from the red zone

Fresh footage from the red zone

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 4:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

video journalist Daniel Tobin has today filmed fresh footage from Christchurch's central-city red zone.

Polish community in Chch welcome new library

Polish community in Chch welcome new library

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 2:42 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Provisional attendance figures for Ellerslie

Provisional attendance figures for Ellerslie

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 2:16 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Christchurch City Council today released a provisional figure of 44,900 people who attended the Ellerslie International Flower Show this year – very close to the number that attended in 2012.

Red-zone court battle nears end

Red-zone court battle nears end

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:47 p.m. by MediaStuff

A red-zoned Christchurch couple locked in a High Court battle with their insurer have failed to prove their quake-damaged home cannot be repaired, a court has heard.

Quake insurance court case nears end

Quake insurance court case nears end

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:33 p.m. by Media3News

Closing submissions have begun in a landmark insurance case being held at Christchurch's High Court.

New Zealand’s hiring outlook picks up as Christchurch rebuild commences

New Zealand’s hiring outlook picks up as Christchurch rebuild commences

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 11:37 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: Manpower

The New Zealand Government: Pay 100% RV to vacant land owners in the Red Zones by Andrea Newman

The New Zealand Government: Pay 100% RV to vacant land owners in the Red Zones by Andrea Newman

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 11:08 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Hi, We have just launched our  website. This website tells our story in minute detail.

Iconic hill cycling event, Coffee Culture Le Race, takes off from Christchurch

Iconic hill cycling event, Coffee Culture Le Race, takes off from Christchurch

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 11:03 a.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Speed, summits and scenery combine on a course that will see cyclists tackle 100 kilometres of fast flats, challenging hill climbs and exhilarating descents as they head to the French surrounds of Akaroa on picturesque Banks Peninsula.

Five months to answer OIA questions

Five months to answer OIA questions

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Frustrated Cantabrians hunting for information on their broken homes have swamped EQC with thousands of Official Information Act requests, pushing the 20-day response deadline out to an unprecedented five months.

Art gallery reopening likely 2015

Art gallery reopening likely 2015

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch Art Gallery is unlikely to reopen for another two years.

Rebuild delays stretch patience

Rebuild delays stretch patience

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

Gerry Brownlee is no fan of them; Roger Sutton says in hindsight some of them were too tight. And the public could be forgiven for having an ever-decreasing faith in them.

Art gallery in 4-year closure

Art gallery in 4-year closure

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch Art Gallery is unlikely to reopen for another two years.

Five months to answer OIA questions

Five months to answer OIA questions

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

Frustrated Cantabrians hunting for information on their broken homes have swamped EQC with thousands of Official Information Act requests, pushing the 20-day response deadline out to an unprecedented five months.

Warmframe home a fast build

'Warmframe' home a fast build

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:44 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A new type of eco-home that could take just one month to build was unveiled in Christchurch last night.