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Road closures as at 9.30am, 28 June as a result of recent flooding

Road closures as at 9.30am, 28 June as a result of recent flooding

Friday, 28 June 2013 9:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Avonside Drive – 750 Avonside Drive to Kerrs Road CLOSED

Secondary schools await their turn in post-quake reorganisation

Secondary schools await their turn in post-quake reorganisation

Friday, 28 June 2013 8:56 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Secondary schools in Christchurch hope to learn within a month if they will be closed or merged in the Government's $1 billion renewal of the education system there.

Now the numbers are in, things get interesting

Now the numbers are in, things get interesting

Friday, 28 June 2013 7:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

 Most of the $4.8 billion allocated for key projects in the Christchurch rebuild will be spent on things you won't see or pay much attention to when they are fixed: sewers, drains, water pipes and roads.

Councils accreditation deadline arrives

Council's accreditation deadline arrives

Friday, 28 June 2013 5:14 a.m. by Media3News

 

City gets to decide fate of town hall

City gets to decide fate of town hall

Friday, 28 June 2013 12:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

The fate of Christchurch's Town Hall will remain in the city's hands.

Crown to buy inner city properties from council

Crown to buy inner city properties from council

Friday, 28 June 2013 12:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council has agreed to sell several central city properties to the Crown for more than $7 million.

Our job here is done, say soldiers

Our job here is done, say soldiers

Friday, 28 June 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaStuff

At 3pm today the occupation is over.

Last soldiers in central city leaving

Last soldiers in central city leaving

Friday, 28 June 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

At 3pm today the occupation is over.

CTV families want funding for legal team

CTV families want funding for legal team

Thursday, 27 June 2013 10:28 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The husband of a woman who died in the collapse of the CTV building in Christchurch says the Government should pay for a team of lawyers to help families of the victims hold someone accountable for the disaster.

Govt to pay lions share in rebuild deal

Govt to pay lion's share in rebuild deal

Thursday, 27 June 2013 8:58 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Government is to pay the lion's share of a $4.8 billion cost to rebuild earthquake-hit Christchurch's infrastructure and key CBD projects. Mayor Bob Parker thanked taxpayers for their "immense" contribution.

Transport funding investment

Transport funding investment

Thursday, 27 June 2013 4:23 p.m. by Transport4chch

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker says today’s $4.8 billion cost-sharing deal between Christchurch City Council and Crown gives the city certainty to push ahead with the rebuild of key city facilities and infrastructure.

Council bound to deliver government vision of new CBD

Council bound to deliver government vision of new CBD

Thursday, 27 June 2013 4:17 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

27 June 2013 MEDIA STATEMENT

The Peoples’ Voice – “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” – join us!

The Peoples’ Voice – “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” – join us!

Thursday, 27 June 2013 3:51 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

The time has come for Cantabrians to begin to look at what is happening in Christchurch more collaboratively.

 

A venue has been set up so that Cantabrians can share their experiences of the Christchurch rebuild be it problems with the insurance industry, CERA, and/ or EQC. The time has come for you to have your say. Come and join a variety of speakers this Saturday and let’s ensure our voices are ...

EQC to Charge $24,320 to Provide OIA Request Response

EQC to Charge $24,320 to Provide OIA Request Response

Thursday, 27 June 2013 3:12 p.m. by WeCAN Popular

EQC have given WeCAN the option to continue on with these further investigations to get the information requested on behalf of the community. But require a payment of $24,320 to continue. 

8000 painters under Ecan scrutiny

8000 painters under Ecan scrutiny

Thursday, 27 June 2013 2:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

Environment Canterbury (Ecan) will start checks on the city's 8000 painters in August after an increase in complaints about illegal paint disposal polluting rivers.

Multi billion investment in Christchurch – great news for city

Multi billion investment in Christchurch – great news for city

Thursday, 27 June 2013 1:57 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

Presentation from a Public Meeting 22 June 2013

Presentation from a Public Meeting 22 June 2013

Thursday, 27 June 2013 1:22 p.m. by EQCTruths

Here is a presentation worth seeing, especially the slide showing that Fletchers do not provide guarantees for its work. 

Anchor projects bill totals $4.8 billion

Anchor projects bill totals $4.8 billion

Thursday, 27 June 2013 12:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

A major funding announcement has revealed $4.8 billion will be invested in Christchurch's rebuild - $2.9b from the Crown and $1.9b from the city council.

Crown and Council agree recovery costs

Crown and Council agree recovery costs

Thursday, 27 June 2013 12:06 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

40,000 homes waiting for EQC repairs

40,000 homes waiting for EQC repairs

Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:47 a.m. by MediaThePress

Authorities are halfway through fixing 80,000 earthquake-damaged Canterbury homes, the Government says.

Crown and Council agree recovery costs

Crown and Council agree recovery costs

Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:39 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Canterbury home rebuild half done: Govt

Canterbury home rebuild half done: Govt

Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:37 a.m. by MediaStuff

Authorities are halfway through fixing 80,000 earthquake-damaged Canterbury homes, the Government says.

EQC home repair programme hits half way

EQC home repair programme hits half way

Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:31 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Earthquake Commission's home repair programme has hit the half-way mark, with the completion of repairs to 40,000 damaged houses.

SBS eyes Auckland market

SBS eyes Auckland market

Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:15 a.m. by MediaStuff

SBS Bank bosses are planning to expand into the Auckland housing market.

Community halls may reopen soon

Community halls may reopen soon

Thursday, 27 June 2013 10:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

Six community facilities closed because they fall significantly below the current building code may soon be re-opened.

Temporary bus shelters for Northlands Mall

Temporary bus shelters for Northlands Mall

Thursday, 27 June 2013 10:48 a.m. by Transport4chch

Temporary shelters are being put in place outside Northlands Shopping Centre to keep bus users dry while construction of the new super stop is completed.

Home repairs hit halfway milestone

Home repairs hit halfway milestone

Thursday, 27 June 2013 10:42 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Home repairs hit halfway milestone

Home repairs hit halfway milestone

Thursday, 27 June 2013 9:24 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

The latest news in St Albans

The latest news in St Albans

Thursday, 27 June 2013 8:29 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Find out why some people are laughing their heads off in St Albans, especially on Sundays, in the July edition of St Albans News. And why people like living in St Albans. Download from here. Deliveries of the print edition …

Christchurch Council votes to commit $9.9m towards the Coastal Pathway

Christchurch Council votes to commit $9.9m towards the Coastal Pathway

Thursday, 27 June 2013 6:50 a.m. by CoastalPathway

On the 25th june, 2013, at a Christchurch City Council meeting, councillors voted unanimously to commit $9.9m towards the coastal pathway project to begin being spent immediately. $750,000 has been allocated for improvements along the current Causeway rebuild.

Post-quake struggles underlined

Post-quake struggles underlined

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 11:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury is slowly recovering socially and culturally after the earthquakes, but a "clear and significant minority" is still struggling.

Minority still struggling post-quake

Minority still struggling post-quake

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 11:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury is slowly recovering socially and culturally after the earthquakes, but a "clear and significant minority" is still struggling.

Represent your city at the 2013 local body elections

Represent your city at the 2013 local body elections

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 8:20 p.m. by GovtCCC

Passionate, civic-minded Christchurch residents considering standing in October’s local body elections are invited to a series of candidates’ information sessions beginning Thursday 4 July.

Earthquake damaged Port Hills tracks reopened

Earthquake damaged Port Hills tracks reopened

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 8:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council is pleased to announce the reopening of four tracks that were damaged by the earthquakes.

Day 856 - a happy co-op

Day 856 - a happy co-op

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 8:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

The confidence of co-op members in running the co-op is rising in leaps and bounds.








Weltschmerz

Weltschmerz

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 7:02 p.m. by EQCTruths

 

Term 3 Evening Courses @ MHAPS

Term 3 Evening Courses @ MHAPS

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 4:48 p.m. by AnxietySupport

A Term 3 programme @ MHAPS

A Term 3 programme @ MHAPS

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 4:48 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Mindfulness Are you affected by: Racing thoughts? Feeling flustered? Being unable to relax? A short concentration span?   Learn how to be content in the ‘Now’ with Tim Wilson. Mindfulness provides ways to calm your mind.  If thoughts of earthquakes, work, relationships or life are stressing you out, then this course with teach you great...

New MHAPS Wellbeing Workshops!

New MHAPS Wellbeing Workshops!

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 3:20 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Thousands of residents still being treated for post-quake stress

Thousands of residents still being treated for post-quake stress

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 2:18 p.m. by MediaHerald

Young people are easily getting jobs on the Canterbury rebuild, but thousands of residents are still being treated for post-earthquake stress, the latest Canterbury Wellbeing Index data reveals.

Gloucester Street bridge, Central City closed to all vehicles as at 26 June

Gloucester Street bridge, Central City closed to all vehicles as at 26 June

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 2:15 p.m. by Transport4chch

The bridge will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists.

Stadium, centre details soon

Stadium, centre details soon

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 2:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

An announcement on the proposed Christchurch sports stadium and convention centre is imminent, an industry leader says.

Chch cordon to go on Sunday

Chch cordon to go on Sunday

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 2:00 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The cordon around Christchurch's central city rebuild zone will be completely lifted on Sunday afternoon.

Road closures as at 9.45am, 26 June as a result of recent flooding

Road closures as at 9.45am, 26 June as a result of recent flooding

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 9:45 a.m. by Transport4chch

Avonside Drive – 750 Avonside Drive to Kerrs Road CLOSED Owles Terrace – Opened at 9.15am

Index sets the scene for recovery

Index sets the scene for recovery

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 9:38 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

CERA is releasing the Canterbury Wellbeing Index which tracks the progress of the social recovery across greater Christchurch and a number of indicators.

Build communities, not just subdivisions

Build communities, not just subdivisions

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 9:10 a.m. by MediaThePress

 Unless we do something about urban sprawl right now, through better planning, Christchurch will become an even more congested, chaotic and expensive place to live.

08Gloucester Street bridge, Central City – Closed to all vehicles

08Gloucester Street bridge, Central City – Closed to all vehicles

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 8:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to a structural issue staff engineers have recommended that the bridge be closed to vehicular traffic for urgent repairs. Christchurch City Council Transport and Greenspace Unit Manager John Mackie says, “In the interest of the health and safety of …

Quake stress hits home in Hurunui

Quake stress hits home in Hurunui

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 8:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

Hurunui became home to hundreds of displaced Cantabrians after the earthquakes, but a lack of recognition and support from authorities is pushing the district's stress levels over the edge, a new report says.

Flooding forces family out of their home - again

Flooding forces family out of their home - again

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 11:44 p.m. by MediaStuff

Every time it rains heavily it feels like Groundhog Day for the Byrne family - the water rises, their house floods and they have to leave.

Tax relief for quake-affected to be extended

Tax relief for quake-affected to be extended

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 6:51 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Government will roll over tax relief measures to support business and residents after the Christchurch earthquakes.

Avon-Otakaro Network Review

Avon-Otakaro Network Review

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 5:01 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

(AvON) needs your help. We’re about to review what we’re doing, and we need to know what YOU want from and expect of us.

Road closures as at 3pm, 25 June

Road closures as at 3pm, 25 June

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 3:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Avonside Drive – 750 Avonside Drive to Kerrs Road. Owles Terrace – currently OPEN but expected to be CLOSED at high tide this afternoon

Christchurch shoppers continue to spend

Christchurch shoppers continue to spend

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 1:43 p.m. by PRNews

Release: Statistics New Zealand

New Brighton Project Newsletter June 2013

New Brighton Project Newsletter June 2013

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 1:39 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

 

Change of luck for earthquake victim

Change of luck for earthquake victim

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 1:23 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release:  Palliside Weatherboards

Canterbury shoppers boost coffers

Canterbury shoppers boost coffers

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 12:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

Strong spending growth in Christchurch's retail and hospitality sectors in the past year and lower national spending growth have pushed Christchurch ahead of national spending figures.

From Ian Simpson

From Ian Simpson

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 12:35 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Months ago, my blog informed everyone that EQC had placed multi dwellings on hold. 

Community Update 23 June 2013

Community Update 23 June 2013

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 12:16 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

This is what you can get at the Mobile Library every Monday 10am to 12 noon at the Mt Pleasant Community Centre car park McCormack’s Bay Road. Last week a little bit of rain didn’t stop Emily 4yrs and Jasmine 2yrs from visiting the library to get their books! While they were there they called into the and had a great time, not to mention eating the fresh baking Ali and Jan had prepared.  For more details of   

June Floods, Storms and the New Zealand Response Teams

June Floods, Storms and the New Zealand Response Teams

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 11:46 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular