Christchurch City Council has today released a report identifying areas at risk from coastal inundation and coastal erosion.
The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has allowed extensions beyond today’s flat land red zone clearance target so that dwellings wanted for further use can be spared from demolition and relocated.
HRC continues to urge Government to act with dignity
Quake Outcasts v The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake
The public is being invited to have a say on new Crown offers for vacant, uninsured and commercial/industrial properties in the Residential Red Zone, based on the preliminary views and key criteria released today.
JOIN THE PETITITION HERE The Chief Ombudsman has today confirmed a final opinion that the Ministers’ have broken the law, and continue to break the law.
Christchurch City Council wants feedback from residents in the Dudley Creek area and the wider community on three proposed options for downstream, long-term remediation work on Dudley Creek.
Many home owners missed their opportunity to submit an appeal against the Christchurch City Council (CCC) District Plan and challenge their property's zoning.
CERA is seeking feedback on their Preliminary Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan.
The public is being invited to have a say on a Recovery Plan addressing Crown offers to buy vacant, uninsured and commercial/industrial properties in the Residential Red Zone.
Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery
Finally, after many months of planning, we are excited to announce that the is all set to be up and running on . . . Monday, April 20th at the Eastgate Shopping Centre.
The government should act swiftly and take an individualised approach to each of the families remaining in Christchurch’s Red Zone, says Chief Human Rights Commissioner David Rutherford in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on the ‘Quake Outcasts’ today.
Judgment: Quake Outcasts v CERA
EQC is arousing suspicion again with its manoeuvring on the coming payouts for flood and liquefaction land damage. But is it just doing the right thing in a somewhat impossible situation? JOHN McCRONE reports.
Christchurch City Council water and waste manager Mark Christison said in an interview by Radio New Zealand that it's "costly" to maintain essential services in the red zone. He also spoke of "extra cost per property" as being very significant.
The In the Know Land Hub is a new public education space where residents can get information to better understand the changes to the flat land in their neighbourhood and across Christchurch.
The safety of people living on earthquake-damaged land in the Port Hills at risk of mass movement is at the heart of decisions announced today.
Christchurch City Council has approved funding for further short-term flood defence measures in the hardest hit areas of Christchurch and will consider potential mitigation options for the Central City.
The Mayoral Flood Taskforce will deliver its final progress report to the Council this Thursday 14 August, outlining short-term flood defence measures that will protect houses in the hardest-hit areas of Christchurch.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Chief Executive Roger Sutton has announced an extension of almost six months for the owners of eligible Residential Red Zone properties in the Port Hills to consider a Crown offer to purchase their properties.
The Supreme Court has heard that all 'red zones' in post-quake Christchurch are illegal.
Christchurch City Council is this week starting a pilot test of the 'house-tanking' flood defence measure outlined in the Mayoral Flood Taskforce report recommendations for flood mitigation.
On the 3rd anniversary of the first "red zone" announcement Quake Outcasts welcome Labour's promise to treat all red zoned residents equally- by offering to buy their land and homes for 100 percent of the 2007 rating valuation.
Christchurch City Council and CERA have by request added two new layers to the floor levels map.
A decision about the Crown offer made to owners of uninsured, insured commercial or vacant land of the residential red zone in the flat land will not be made until pending Supreme Court action is completed, says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority chief executive Roger Sutton.
What is Increased Flooding Vulnerability?
By a judgment 5 May 2014 in Quake Outcasts v The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery the Supreme Court has granted leave to the Quake Outcasts and Fowler Developments Ltd to appeal the decision(s) of the Court of Appeal.
The Council has given the green light to a range of short term flood prevention measures in the hardest hit areas of Christchurch and Little River, following the delivery of the Mayoral Taskforce on Flooding report today.
In August, the Outcasts and Fowler Developments Ltd won a judicial review of the Government's offer to buy uninsured properties and empty sections at 50 per cent of the land valuation.
The number of Canterbury properties with increased liquefaction risk will not be known before May, the Earthquake Commission (EQC) says.
A solution is welcome for the heavy flooding in St Albans earlier this month, but the two-year time frame isn't.
Some communities affected by flooding since the earthquakes will learn more about two fast-tracked options to address issues in Flockton Street and surrounding areas.
Christchurch residents and property owners are urged to let the Council know their views on options on draft chapters and maps being considered as part of the District Plan review.
Insurers want a law change so in future people are forced to use EQC land-damage payouts on fixing their sections rather than pocketing the money or spending it elsewhere.
Thank you for the Hazard Forum on the weekend.
Questions asked 17 February via email to CERA.
Here it is confirmed by Mike Stannard from MBIE that surface structures do not work in the Eastern suburbs where there is 30-40 m down to gravel.
A substantial section of land offering rural and residential opportunities, strategically located on the expanding south-western border of Christchurch City, has been placed on the market for sale.
A late-night phone call rocked Heather Larson's world more than Christchurch's earthquakes.
Please be careful when considering cash settlements if your land is subject to hazards.
As the final settlement day is reached for flat land residential red zone property owners, a significant milestone can be marked in the recovery, says the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority chief executive Roger Sutton.
New Zealand First is calling on the Government to make a full buyout of properties owned by Christchurch residents who were not insured or owned bare sections.
New Zealand First has called on the Government to make suspensory low interest loans available to red zone homeowners in Christchurch who have had to leave their homes but cannot afford to buy another home with the proceeds of their Government pay out.
The slow red-zone exodus is coming to an end for Christchurch property owners accepting the Government buy-out offer - and Iddo and Vrouwkje Bongers will be among the last to leave.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced an extension for consideration of the Crown’s offer for eligible property owners in the Port Hills residential red zone.
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