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Leighs Cockram Joint Venture Ltd. to proceed with Metro Sports Facility

Leighs Cockram Joint Venture Ltd. to proceed with Metro Sports Facility

Friday, 26 August 2016 4:04 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Popular

Ōtākaro Limited has selected Leighs Cockram Joint Venture Ltd. to proceed as the single ECI (Early Contractor Involvement) contractor for the next design stage of the Metro Sports Facility, an aquatic and indoor sports and leisure venue that will grow participation in sport and recreation in Canterbury and provide facilities to support athlete high-performance. Construction of the facility will be managed by Ōtākaro Limited, and construction will be jointly funded by the Crown and the Christchur ...

Emails reveal ‘useless’ booklet could have meant higher settlements

Emails reveal ‘useless’ booklet could have meant higher settlements

Thursday, 25 August 2016 11:51 a.m. by MeganWoods

Documents released to Labour under the OIA show the Government’s scrapped insurance advice booklet could have led to higher settlements for Southern Response customers, says Labour’s Canterbury spokesperson Megan Woods.

Cash Settlement Booklet

Cash Settlement Booklet

Monday, 22 August 2016 4:53 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

The press today reported for Canterbury homeowners. This is totally unacceptable. As a trustee of the Canterbury Insurance Assistance Service we could see two years ago that cash settlement and more importantly what homeowners needed to know after they got the cash was going to be vitally important. 

Red zone conversations on the horizon for Christchurch

Red zone 'conversations' on the horizon for Christchurch

Sunday, 14 August 2016 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new recovery agency wants to start putting plans in place for the city's residential red zone by the end of the year.

Site blessing and ground breaking for Christchurch Outpatients Building

Site blessing and ground breaking for Christchurch Outpatients Building

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 12:43 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

Canterbury District Health Board Chair, Murray Cleverley, and the Christchurch Hospital chaplains led a site blessing and ground breaking ceremony this morning, (Monday, 18 July) on the site of the new Christchurch Outpatients building.

Developed Design for Victoria Square Restoration Released

Developed Design for Victoria Square Restoration Released

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 1:23 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Featured Popular

The people of Christchurch can now see how Victoria Square will be restored with Ōtākaro Limited today releasing the developed design.

Mayor’s statement regarding Redcliffs School announcement

Mayor’s statement regarding Redcliffs School announcement

Thursday, 7 July 2016 3:31 p.m. by LianneDalziel

Mayor Lianne Dalziel welcomes this morning’s announcement by Education Minister Hekia Parata that they’re looking at options for relocating Redcliffs School.

Working Group progressing reinstatement options

Working Group progressing reinstatement options

Thursday, 7 July 2016 3:13 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

A Working Group is considering options for the reinstatement of the Christ Church Cathedral and will, once a consensus has been reached, recommend the best way forward, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee says.

Construction contract awarded for $72 million facility

Construction contract awarded for $72 million facility

Tuesday, 5 July 2016 10:34 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Press Release: New Zealand Government

Work to begin soon on Convention Centre site

Work to begin soon on Convention Centre site

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 4:15 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Featured Popular

With early design and master planning stages successfully completed, Ōtākaro Limited is looking forward to taking the lead in an exciting new phase for Christchurch’s Convention Centre Precinct project.

Are Otakaro Limited seemingly acting less than transparent?

Are Otakaro Limited seemingly acting less than transparent?

Friday, 24 June 2016 5:30 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

A few weeks ago Otakaro Limited changed their and we raised this as a concern which was published here. After publishing this the CEO of Otakaro asked to meet, which we did. This was a good meeting where the reasoning of the change in constitution was well explained as a positive.

$14.9m Lyttelton Primary School officially open

$14.9m Lyttelton Primary School officially open

Friday, 24 June 2016 1:49 p.m. by GovtMOE Featured Popular

Riccarton housing law change passed

Riccarton housing law change passed

Monday, 20 June 2016 9:12 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

A $300 million, 600-home development on 40 hectares of Riccarton Racecourse land can proceed following today’s passage of special legislation through its third reading, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

The appointment of Ivan Iafeta as the new Chief Executive of Regenerate Christchurch gains enthusiastic approval

The appointment of Ivan Iafeta as the new Chief Executive of Regenerate Christchurch gains enthusiastic approval

Thursday, 16 June 2016 2:00 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

We are very excited by today’s announcement of the appointment of Ivan Iafeta as Chief Executive of Regenerate Christchurch,” says Rev Peter Beck, convenor of Eastern Vision.

REGENERATE CHRISTCHURCH CHIEF EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCED

REGENERATE CHRISTCHURCH CHIEF EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCED

Thursday, 16 June 2016 1:40 p.m. by Regenerate Featured Popular

The organisation established to lead regeneration across Christchurch, Regenerate Christchurch, has announced the appointment of Ivan Iafeta as its new chief executive.

Millions more for delayed convention centre

Millions more for delayed convention centre

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 3:48 p.m. by MeganWoods

Megan Woods

Chch Wants First Class City, Not First Class Tickets

Chch Wants First Class City, Not First Class Tickets

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 11:25 a.m. by PRNews

Chch Wants First Class City, Not First Class Tickets

One last chance to heed this advice

One last chance to heed this advice

Monday, 6 June 2016 5:33 p.m. by BarnabyBennett Featured Popular

At the end this piece you will find the text of a letter sent to the Prime Minister in November 2011.  A further 3 pages of explanatory notes were appended to the letter.

Third strike for Brownlee from Treasury

Third strike for Brownlee from Treasury

Thursday, 2 June 2016 1:21 p.m. by MeganWoods

Release: New Zealand Labour Party

Changes to the constitution to Otakaro Ltd

Changes to the constitution to Otakaro Ltd

Monday, 30 May 2016 10:05 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Of concern in the past week is that Ministers English and Brownlee have just changed the purpose of Otakaro Limited which has been developed post CERA to do the governments work. The change in the purpose effectively gives Otakaro Limited the power to act against the Regenerate Christchurch regeneration plans if the financial return to the government isn't good enough. 

Christchurch urged to get behind South Frame Project

Christchurch urged to get behind South Frame Project

Friday, 6 May 2016 4:29 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Major contract signed for city roading changes

Major contract signed for city roading changes

Friday, 15 April 2016 2:58 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Work to widen Manchester Street and turn the central arterial route into a boulevard will be carried out by construction firm Downer, following the signing of a $26 million contract says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority acting chief executive John Ombler.

Regenerate Christchurch board confirmed

Regenerate Christchurch board confirmed

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:46 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee says the four Ministerial appointees to the board of Regenerate Christchurch bring an impressive range of skills and experience working in greater Christchurch.

Central City development plans going strong

Central City development plans going strong

Thursday, 14 April 2016 2:45 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee says central city development plans in Christchurch are going strong.

Change in focus for Canterbury portfolio

Change in focus for Canterbury portfolio

Monday, 11 April 2016 4:04 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Prime Minister John Key has today announced the establishment of a new ministerial portfolio, supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration, which replaces the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery portfolio. 

Metro Sports early contractors announced

Metro Sports early contractors announced

Monday, 11 April 2016 2:02 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Future Christchurch Update - April 2016

Future Christchurch Update - April 2016

Wednesday, 6 April 2016 8:51 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Chief Executives Update - 5 April 2016

Chief Executive's Update - 5 April 2016

Tuesday, 5 April 2016 4:45 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

With the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority due to end on Monday 18 April, the acting Chief Executive John Ombler talks with the chief executives of agencies that are inheriting functions from CERA:
- Peter Mersi, from Land Information New Zealand  
- David Smol from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
- Chai Chuah from the Ministry of Health
- Andrew Kibblewhite from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
 

Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill passes

Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill passes

Thursday, 31 March 2016 5:08 p.m. by GovtCera

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed unanimous support for the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill during its third and final reading in Parliament today.

Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill passes

Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill passes

Thursday, 31 March 2016 4:39 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Treasury describes EQC claimants as “weary and distrustful”

Treasury describes EQC claimants as “weary and distrustful”

Thursday, 24 March 2016 11:08 a.m. by MeganWoods Popular

Release: New Zealand Labour Party

Awatea housing development completed!

Awatea housing development completed!

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 10:45 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

$20m mental health package for Canterbury

$20m mental health package for Canterbury

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 10:34 a.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Release: New Zealand Government

Changes to Regeneration Bill give more power to Christchurch

Changes to Regeneration Bill give more power to Christchurch

Thursday, 17 March 2016 9:48 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Changes to Regeneration Bill give more power to Christchurch

Broad support secured for Regeneration Bill

Broad support secured for Regeneration Bill

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 3:32 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Broad support secured for Regeneration Bill

Broad support secured for Regeneration Bill

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 3:29 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has acknowledged the time, effort and work by all parties in Parliament to reach a consensus position for the second reading of the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill.

Future Christchurch Update - March 2016

Future Christchurch Update - March 2016

Thursday, 10 March 2016 4:59 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Chief Executives Update - 10 March 2016

Chief Executive's Update - 10 March 2016

Thursday, 10 March 2016 1:04 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, John Ombler, gives a monthly update on CERA's work to lead the recovery. This month he discusses the Valentines Day earthquake with Dr Kelvin Berryman from GNS and how Christchurch's new rebuild standards can give the community comfort over building safety.

Final meeting of Community Forum

Final meeting of Community Forum

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 10:35 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Gerry Brownlee says the Community Forum has met for the last time, signalling the end of an era for the group that has significantly influenced the recovery of greater Christchurch.

Final meeting of Community Forum

Final meeting of Community Forum

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 10:31 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

End of the road for the red zone

End of the road for the red zone

Friday, 4 March 2016 3:59 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

For several years, the abandoned roads around Frances Rawling's house have doubled as a giant lovers' lane.

Concern about decision to cut Canterbury hospital beds

Concern about decision to cut Canterbury hospital beds

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 11:05 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

New community barbeque area for family playground

New community barbeque area for family playground

Monday, 29 February 2016 2:40 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Empowered Christchurch Calls For Continued Lobbying

Empowered Christchurch Calls For Continued Lobbying

Monday, 29 February 2016 12:11 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Featured Popular

Following the success of the protest rally to mark the fifth anniversary of the 22 February 2011 earthquake, we have encouraged claimants to use the Empowered Christchurch website to push and lobby for the demands made at the rally. Numbers and input on the site are steadily rising.

Labour backing plan for local led recovery

Labour backing plan for local led recovery

Friday, 26 February 2016 12:07 p.m. by MeganWoods Popular

Release: New Zealand Labour Party

Christchurch housing on track for full recovery

Christchurch housing on track for full recovery

Monday, 22 February 2016 11:30 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Press Release: New Zealand Government

Economic recovery strong in Canterbury

Economic recovery strong in Canterbury

Monday, 22 February 2016 11:23 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Hon Steven Joyce

Pride in progress as fifth anniversary marked

Pride in progress as fifth anniversary marked

Monday, 22 February 2016 8:50 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Gerry Brownlee says the people of Canterbury can be enormously proud of what they have achieved in the past five years.

Counselling and accommodation support for Cantabrians

Counselling and accommodation support for Cantabrians

Monday, 22 February 2016 6:25 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Anne Tolley | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Botched EQC repair numbers keep rising

Botched EQC repair numbers keep rising

Friday, 19 February 2016 3:26 p.m. by MeganWoods

 

Support continues after latest shake

Support continues after latest shake

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 2:18 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Support continues after latest shake

Support continues after latest shake

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 1:56 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Nicky Wagner says Sunday's earthquake provides a timely reminder that it is OK for people to reach out and take advantage of the free counselling and support services on offer.

New Crown company incorporated

New Crown company incorporated

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 10:07 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Community garden gets the green light

Community garden gets the green light

Saturday, 13 February 2016 10:35 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Future Christchurch Update - February 2016

Future Christchurch Update - February 2016

Thursday, 11 February 2016 4:11 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Chief Executives Update - 11 February 2016

Chief Executive's Update - 11 February 2016

Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:28 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, John Ombler, gives a monthly update on CERA's work to lead the recovery. This month he talks to Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist Jo Doyle about her work with children and their families recovering from the psychological effects of the earthquakes.

Confidence in CERA at an all-time low

Confidence in CERA at an all-time low

Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:22 a.m. by MeganWoods Popular

Release: New Zealand Labour Party

Big bill for CERA spin doctors

Big bill for CERA spin doctors

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 4:42 p.m. by MeganWoods Popular

Release: New Zealand Labour Party