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Demolition waste dumping not tolerated, record penalty imposed

Demolition waste dumping not tolerated, record penalty imposed

Monday, 15 July 2013 5:42 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Environment Canterbury today welcomed penalties of more than $150,000 in a Christchurch demolition waste dumping case following the February 2011 earthquake.

EQC owns up to home repair letter error

EQC owns up to home repair letter error

Monday, 15 July 2013 5:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

EQC recently sent 4000 letters to customers in its Canterbury Home Repair Programme containing information not relevant to their claims. While they received the correct claim information (eg: claim number), the letter or email may have referred to a situation …

Independent investigator announced

Independent investigator announced

Monday, 15 July 2013 4:44 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Following a meeting this morning, the Christchurch City Council has announced that Peter Winder will undertake the independent investigation into the actions and knowledge of the Council’s Chief Executive Officer and management in relation to matters leading to the revocation of the Council’s accreditation as a Building Consent Authority.

Rebuild Grounds to a Halt

Rebuild Grounds to a Halt

Monday, 15 July 2013 2:02 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Here is an excellent interview from Radio New Zealand from the real people doing the real work. Note Stiven’s mendacity and obstruction. 

International review backs new wastewater systems

International review backs new wastewater systems

Monday, 15 July 2013 12:50 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

An international peer review has backed Christchurch City Council's decision to replace the gravity wastewater system in Parklands with a new pressure wastewater system.

Vbase Venue Update July 2013

Vbase Venue Update July 2013

Monday, 15 July 2013 12:14 p.m. by Vbase Popular

Chch quake waste used for farm track, court told

Chch quake waste used for farm track, court told

Monday, 15 July 2013 10:49 a.m. by MediaHerald

Unscreened demolition waste from demolished quake-hit Christchurch buildings, which included asbestos, plastics, and computer bits, were used to build a farm track outside the city, a court has heard.

Are insurance companies deliberately delaying?

Are insurance companies deliberately delaying?

Monday, 15 July 2013 8:47 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

EQC, floor levels and (in)competency

EQC, floor levels and (in)competency

Monday, 15 July 2013 7:29 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Yesterday Radio New Zealand () ran an item where EQC was accused of:

Record fine for dumping demo waste

Record fine for dumping demo waste

Monday, 15 July 2013 2:01 a.m. by MediaStuff

A record-breaking fine has been imposed on companies for dumping contaminated earthquake demolition waste in Christchurch.

Social wellbeing index set up by CERA

Social wellbeing index set up by CERA

Sunday, 14 July 2013 11:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A wellbeing index based on data from multiple agencies is being set up by CERA to track the progress of the social recovery of Canterbury following the earthquakes. The data will look at issues such as health, employment and housing and enable CERA to target areas to focus on during the coming months and years.

Cardboard project frontman loses job

Cardboard project frontman loses job

Sunday, 14 July 2013 11:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

The frontman for Christchurch's ambitious cardboard cathedral has lost his job because of budget cuts, but is so passionate about the project he will carry on as a volunteer labourer.

Day 874 - CKA turns drain into stream

Day 874 - CKA turns drain into stream

Sunday, 14 July 2013 5:15 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today 9 volunteers turned up from the to complete a landscaping job at 124 Garlands Rd.

Fellow Whistleblower Blogger Heads to Jail

Fellow Whistleblower Blogger Heads to Jail

Sunday, 14 July 2013 2:01 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Radio New Zealand news - EQC assessments of damaged houses wrong

Radio New Zealand news - EQC assessments of damaged houses wrong

Sunday, 14 July 2013 9:17 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Radio New Zealand has reported this morning that:

The Mystery of the Severed Hand

The Mystery of the Severed Hand

Saturday, 13 July 2013 10:26 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Eight miles from Christchurch on the seacoast there is a popular watering-place called Sumner. It nestles in a pretty cove or bay between the estuary of the Avon and Heathcote Rivers to the north and a spur of the Lyttelton Hills, called Scarborough, which juts into the sea to the south, and terminates in a bold and precipitous bluff. Between the estuary and the bluff is a curving beach of soft sand – a favourite bathing-place for Christchurch residents, though known to be dangerous in cer ...

Northern Arterial Extension

Northern Arterial Extension

Saturday, 13 July 2013 4:52 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular



Five great reasons to live in St Albans this winter

Five great reasons to live in St Albans this winter

Saturday, 13 July 2013 3:23 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

How about a local EQ support group for St Albans?

How about a local EQ support group for St Albans?

Saturday, 13 July 2013 2:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The idea of these groups comes from Dr Rob Gordon, an Australian psychologist and disaster recovery specialist who has visited New Zealand through the auspices of the Red Cross and has spoken at number of well attended and positively received public talks on the various stages of recovery. Mary expressed an interest in collaborating with local community leaders to start a group locally. Regular local groups can provide mutual support and the opportunity to share solutions. Mary feels such a grou ...

Akaroa museum partly open again

Akaroa museum partly open again

Saturday, 13 July 2013 1:58 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Part of the Akaroa museum opened again on Saturday morning. more than a year after it closed for earthquake repairs.

Aldwins/Buckleys Road – Lane closures

Aldwins/Buckleys Road – Lane closures

Saturday, 13 July 2013 12:11 p.m. by Transport4chch

There will be lane closures in place for both eastbound and westbound traffic on Aldwins/Buckleys Road for pedestrian refuges to be installed from Monday 15th July. The lane closures will occur between Newcastle Street and Carnarvon Street, progressing as the …

Residents give Cera poor rate for effort

Residents give Cera poor rate for effort

Saturday, 13 July 2013 7:11 a.m. by MediaThePress

If you think the Government is doing poorly in its earthquake recovery efforts, a new poll shows you're not alone.

EQC on track to contact customers

EQC on track to contact customers

Saturday, 13 July 2013 6:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

An Earthquake Commission (EQC) promise to contact 178,000 customers will be fulfilled within a week.

Wintringham calls for raft of EQC changes

Wintringham calls for raft of EQC changes

Saturday, 13 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance companies should take the lead on future earthquake claims, the EQC's outgoing chairman says.

EQC update - error with some “Know where you stand” letters

EQC update - error with some “Know where you stand” letters

Friday, 12 July 2013 9:10 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC announced today () that there has been an error in about 4,000 “know where you stand” letters. From the EQC website (important bit has been highlighted):

TV3 Story on OIA Madness

TV3 Story on OIA Madness

Friday, 12 July 2013 8:08 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

It is good that at least one opposition MP has taken a stand and that he will help WECAN obtain the information to which they are entitled under the OIA.  I am thrilled to see the good news, although I am eager to see what sort of information EQC ultimately present.  

EQC’s Civil Case is Falling Apart

EQC’s Civil Case is Falling Apart

Friday, 12 July 2013 6:26 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

EQC has embarked on a crusade to destroy me because I have been the most vocal and effective critic of EQC and the nincompoops running it.  For instance, I pointed out on this blog that Ian Simpson squandered incalculable time and energy trying to figure out what kind of animal EQC wanted to be while […]

Day 872 - more progress at Garlands Rd

Day 872 - more progress at Garlands Rd

Friday, 12 July 2013 6:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

More was achieved at Garlands Rd today.

Opinion Dr Andrew Cardow: Bob Parkers House of Usher

Opinion Dr Andrew Cardow: Bob Parker's House of Usher

Friday, 12 July 2013 5:49 p.m. by PRNews Popular

By Dr Andrew Cardow

CanCERN Newsletter #91 - 12 July  2013

CanCERN Newsletter #91 - 12 July 2013

Friday, 12 July 2013 5:29 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

Wintringham calls for raft of EQC changes

Wintringham calls for raft of EQC changes

Friday, 12 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Insurance companies should take the lead on future earthquake claims, the EQC's outgoing chairman says.

Historic mansion to be bulldozed

Historic mansion to be bulldozed

Friday, 12 July 2013 2:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

A century-old Christchurch mansion has been earmarked for demolition.

Fixing uninsured houses

Fixing uninsured houses

Friday, 12 July 2013 2:04 p.m. by stalbanscommunity




Community groups EQC bill ridiculous

Community group's EQC bill 'ridiculous'

Friday, 12 July 2013 2:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

Labour's new Earthquake Commission (EQC) spokesman plans to take on a Canterbury community group's $24,000 request for information.

Akaroa Museum welcomes community again

Akaroa Museum welcomes community again

Friday, 12 July 2013 2:01 p.m. by GovtCCC

Akaroa Museum will partly re-open to the public this weekend following temporary repair work.

Day 972 - fundraising information

Day 972 - fundraising information

Friday, 12 July 2013 1:23 p.m. by addingtonaction

Elaine Mayo is the co-ordinator of Friends of Addington Action, a group set up as a support organisation for Addington Action.

Elaine has taken on the job of sorting out the fundraising records, making sure it is all in order and doing the written reports to donors, funders and sponsors.

This collaboration has been made possible because of the establishment of the Addington Action Information Management System that uses Google Drive for cloud storage of files, and ring binders for ...

Day 872 - fundraising information

Day 872 - fundraising information

Friday, 12 July 2013 1:23 p.m. by addingtonaction

(FAA) is a group set up as a support organisation for Addington Action so that the Addington Action members can focus on hands on earthquake recovery projects in South Christchurch. Supporters in the rest of NZ or overseas are welcome to join .

Contact to sign up. There are plenty of ways to help.

FAA co-ordinator Elaine Mayo has just taken on the job of sorting out the fundraising records, making sure it is all in order and doing the written reports to donors, funders and spons ...

Open Streets event postponed

Open Streets event postponed

Friday, 12 July 2013 1:00 p.m. by GovtCCC

As a result of forecast inclement weather for Sunday, the Council has today (Friday 12 July) decided to postpone the Open Streets cycle-themed event in the Central City until September.

NZDA-Colgate Free Dental Days

NZDA-Colgate Free Dental Days

Friday, 12 July 2013 12:41 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

NZDA-Colgate Free Dental Days:
Do you suffer from dental problems but feel unable to seek care due to financial constraints? Do you have a current community service card?
Here is a fantastic opportunity to get one of your dental problems
solved for free.

The New Zealand Dental Association, in partnership
with Colgate, is offering two free dental days, 20 and 21 July 2013.
Christchurch Hospital is providing their Oral Health Centre,
2 Riccarton ...

Healthy Community Day

Healthy Community Day

Friday, 12 July 2013 12:32 p.m. by AnxietySupport

 

Super 15 Rugby – AMI Stadium – Friday 12th July – Plan your journey to avoid delays

Super 15 Rugby – AMI Stadium – Friday 12th July – Plan your journey to avoid delays

Friday, 12 July 2013 10:00 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Temporary traffic management will be in place on Friday 12th July for the Crusaders vs Hurricanes game at AMI Stadium. Jack Hinton Drive will be closed from Twigger Street to Whiteleigh Avenue from 5.30pm to 10pm. If you are attending the …

Day 872 - co-op order processing

Day 872 - co-op order processing

Friday, 12 July 2013 7:38 a.m. by addingtonaction

Tracy processes all the CSFVC orders from the distribution centres every Friday morning at 7am before going to work.

Please Sign This Petition

Please Sign This Petition

Friday, 12 July 2013 7:36 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Please sign Jeremy’s petition requesting that Gerry Brownlee amend EQC’s claims management process.  If you are upset at the dysfunction and corruption at EQC, then I kindly ask you to take a minute of your time to sign the petition.  

Significant delays expected Durham Street/Cambridge Terrace

Significant delays expected Durham Street/Cambridge Terrace

Friday, 12 July 2013 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

oad users are advised to expect significant delays if using Durham Street and are advised to consider alternative routes such as Fitzgerald Avenue, other Southbound routes outside the Four Avenues or alternative travel times where possible. 

Selwyn Building consents through the roof

Selwyn Building consents through the roof

Thursday, 11 July 2013 11:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

A record number of building consents has been issued in the Selwyn District as the post-quake building boom moves into full swing.

Building consent insurance to cease

Building consent insurance to cease

Thursday, 11 July 2013 11:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council's insurance cover for building consents will be cancelled from next month.

Council building consent insurance cancelled

Council building consent insurance cancelled

Thursday, 11 July 2013 11:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council's insurance cover for building consents will be cancelled from next month.

Suspect consent buildings are sound

Suspect consent buildings are sound

Thursday, 11 July 2013 5:41 p.m. by Media3News

All the buildings constructed under suspect consents issued by Christchurch City Council have been checked and are safe.

Labour Canterbury earthquake portfolios reallocated

Labour Canterbury earthquake portfolios reallocated

Thursday, 11 July 2013 5:06 p.m. by PRNews Recommended Popular

Statement: Labour Leader, David Shearer

Riskpool and Christchurch City Council have productive meeting

Riskpool and Christchurch City Council have productive meeting

Thursday, 11 July 2013 4:16 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council Councillors Helen Broughton and Tim Carter and the Council’s Acting Chief Executive, Jane Parfitt, met yesterday with Riskpool representatives.

Would You Like A Toilet With That?

'Would You Like A Toilet With That?

Thursday, 11 July 2013 4:16 p.m. by Media3News

A few days after a devastating quake hit Christchurch, Andrea Cummings saw an elderly man wash his dishes in the gutter.

Cardboard cathedral to open August

Cardboard cathedral to open August

Thursday, 11 July 2013 4:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

First it was February, then Easter, then July, but now it looks like August.

Cliff-side lighthouse rescued by helicopter

Cliff-side lighthouse 'rescued' by helicopter

Thursday, 11 July 2013 3:44 p.m. by Media3News

A historic earthquake-damaged building has been airlifted to safety from a steep Canterbury cliff this afternoon.

Cliffside lighthouse rescued by helicopter

Cliffside lighthouse 'rescued' by helicopter

Thursday, 11 July 2013 3:44 p.m. by Media3News

A historic earthquake-damaged building has been airlifted to safety from a steep Canterbury cliff this afternoon.

Registry Building re-opened

Registry Building re-opened

Thursday, 11 July 2013 3:09 p.m. by NickyWagner

Cathedral Square Re-opens

Cathedral Square Re-opens

Thursday, 11 July 2013 2:51 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

Fenced off parts of the square have been decorated with tapestry mosaics on the netting.   Designed by Sarah Hughes, they speak to both Maori and Pakeha culture recalling tukutuku panels and the embroidery and slate patterns of the cathedral.

Tender awarded for new social housing units in Spreydon

Tender awarded for new social housing units in Spreydon

Thursday, 11 July 2013 2:50 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has awarded the contract for the design and build of 12 new one-bedroom units at Maurice Carter Courts in Spreydon, with construction due to begin this September.

Building a stronger tomorrow - Social Housing Rebuilding

Building a stronger tomorrow - Social Housing Rebuilding

Thursday, 11 July 2013 2:47 p.m. by PRNews Popular