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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.

Four weeks to comment on Waimakariri land

Four weeks to comment on Waimakariri land

Wednesday, 3 August 2016 10:36 a.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee is encouraging people to have a say on a draft plan for the future use of the residential red zones in Canterbury’s Waimakariri District.

Crowdfunding teams up with schools and community to plant over 2000 native trees

Crowdfunding teams up with schools and community to plant over 2000 native trees

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 11:47 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

Avon-Ōtākaro Network (AvON) has been crowdfunding over the last month partnering with Million Metres and Sustainable Coastlines’ “Love Your Water” programme to plant a wide area of stream that connects Travis Wetland with the Ōtākaro-Avon River.  This is part of the natural restoration Mahinga Kai Exemplar Project in Anzac Drive Reserve, a collaboration led by AvON and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. 

Council agrees to sea-level rise response

Council agrees to sea-level rise response

Thursday, 10 December 2015 9:52 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Council has today agreed to a further peer review of its Coastal Hazard Assessment Report (Tonkin & Taylor 2015) and a subsequent review of the wording on LIMs for properties potentially affected by coastal hazards.

New phase begins for residential red zones

New phase begins for residential red zones

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 1:46 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

 

Flood remediation to go ahead in Bexley and Woolston

Flood remediation to go ahead in Bexley and Woolston

Friday, 20 November 2015 12:08 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Flood remediation to go ahead in Bexley and Woolston

Council welcomes Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environments sea-level rise report

Council welcomes Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's sea-level rise report

Thursday, 19 November 2015 1:45 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has welcomed the release of a sea-level rise report by Dr Jan Wright, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

Insurance Council welcomes Commissioner’s report on sea level rise

Insurance Council welcomes Commissioner’s report on sea level rise

Thursday, 19 November 2015 1:03 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand welcomes the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright’s report on sea-level rise released today.

Home of the Taniwha - The Big Picture

Home of the Taniwha - The Big Picture

Thursday, 5 November 2015 1:04 a.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

The Wisdom of WITH

The Wisdom of 'WITH'

Thursday, 29 October 2015 4:41 p.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

Focus on Community Connections from City to Sea)

Council rejects tidal barrier study for Avon–Heathcote Estuary

Council rejects tidal barrier study for Avon–Heathcote Estuary

Thursday, 29 October 2015 4:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Large scale investigations into a tidal barrier on the Avon–Heathcote Estuary will not go ahead following a Christchurch City Council decision today.

Ecologist Says 100-year Plan For East Christchurch Needed to Accommodate Sea-Level Rise

Ecologist Says 100-year Plan For East Christchurch Needed to Accommodate Sea-Level Rise

Thursday, 22 October 2015 5:55 p.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

A Christchurch ecologist says the development of East Christchurch needs to be properly planned for the next 100 years, to accommodate almost certain sea-level rise.

East could be the stunning aquatic playground of the city

East could be the stunning aquatic playground of the city

Thursday, 15 October 2015 11:47 a.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

Imagine having a lake on your back doorstep where you could paddle, row, sail, wakeboard or swim, and close by, a white water park, a surf park, beachfront hot salt water pools, restored sailing facilities on the estuary and a new state-of-the-art pools complex. 

Committee considers tidal barrier feedback

Committee considers tidal barrier feedback

Thursday, 8 October 2015 3:56 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Large scale investigations into a tidal barrier on the Avon-Heathcote Estuary may not go ahead following a Christchurch City Council committee recommendation today.

It’s time for some rational debate about natural hazards

It’s time for some rational debate about natural hazards

Thursday, 1 October 2015 5:32 p.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

Mayor welcomes Govt intervention on District Plan Review

Mayor welcomes Govt intervention on District Plan Review

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 12:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Mayor welcomes Government intervention on District Plan Review

Coastal hazard issue to be uncoupled from fast-track earthquake recovery plan process

Coastal hazard issue to be uncoupled from fast-track earthquake recovery plan process

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 1:59 p.m. by GovtBeehive Recommended Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Television Series Explores Community Spirit & Future of East Christchurch

Television Series Explores Community Spirit & Future of East Christchurch

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 5:30 p.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

A 7-part television series that explores the issues and ideas for the flat land suburbs of east Christchurch devastated by the 2010/11 earthquakes, kicks off on CTV this Thursday.

New plan for Waimakariri residential red zones

New plan for Waimakariri residential red zones

Thursday, 3 September 2015 9:54 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has directed that a Recovery Plan be prepared for the future use of the residential red zones in the Waimakariri District.

Recovery Plan to allow new red zone offers

Recovery Plan to allow new red zone offers

Thursday, 30 July 2015 9:17 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

A Recovery Plan has been approved that will enable new Crown offers to be made for vacant, insured commercial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone.

Canterbury Claimants Event – 13th August 2015

Canterbury Claimants Event – 13th August 2015

Monday, 27 July 2015 2:51 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

Canterbury Claimants have just released a event focused on land issues and looks like they will also provide a general update on court proceedings.  Well worth attending and by showing up at these events it is a way to demonstrate how wide spread these issues still are for Canterbury. 

Coastal Hazard report released

Coastal Hazard report released

Friday, 3 July 2015 11:35 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council has today released a report identifying areas at risk from coastal inundation and coastal erosion.

More time for relocations from red zone

More time for relocations from red zone

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 3:42 p.m. by GovtCera Featured Popular

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

HRC continues to urge Government to act with dignity

Friday, 26 June 2015 2:42 p.m. by HumanRightsComm Popular

HRC continues to urge Government to act with dignity

Quake Outcasts v The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake

Quake Outcasts v The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake

Thursday, 25 June 2015 11:58 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Quake Outcasts v The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake

Comment sought on red zone offers

Comment sought on red zone offers

Thursday, 25 June 2015 9:32 a.m. by GovtCera Featured Popular

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.

Chief Ombudsman confirms Ministers’ are breaking the law by continuing to withhold information

Chief Ombudsman confirms Ministers’ are breaking the law by continuing to withhold information

Friday, 19 June 2015 9:14 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

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. 

Feedback wanted on Flockton downstream flood options

Feedback wanted on Flockton downstream flood options

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 11:02 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

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.

Has your Port Hills property been zoned correctly?

Has your Port Hills property been zoned correctly?

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 9:21 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

Many home owners missed their opportunity to submit an appeal against the Christchurch City Council (CCC) District Plan and challenge their property's zoning.

Residential Red Zone offer feedback sought

Residential Red Zone offer feedback sought

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 12:15 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CERA is seeking feedback on their Preliminary Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan. 

Public to have say on red zone offers

Public to have say on red zone offers

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 10:25 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

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.

New process for red zone Crown offers

New process for red zone Crown offers

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 11:16 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

In The Know Hub - Eastgate Mall

In The Know Hub - Eastgate Mall

Thursday, 9 April 2015 4:47 p.m. by CanCERN Featured Popular

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.

Human Rights Commission delighted with Supreme Court result

Human Rights Commission delighted with Supreme Court result

Friday, 13 March 2015 12:37 p.m. by HumanRightsComm Popular

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.

NZ Supreme Court Judgment: Quake Outcasts v CERA

NZ Supreme Court Judgment: Quake Outcasts v CERA

Friday, 13 March 2015 11:49 a.m. by NZSupremeCourt Popular

Judgment: Quake Outcasts v CERA

Crown reviewing Supreme Court ruling

Crown reviewing Supreme Court ruling

Friday, 13 March 2015 11:36 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

 

Land settlements put EQC between a rock and a hard place

Land settlements put EQC between a rock and a hard place

Saturday, 21 February 2015 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

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.

CTV News - EQC Declaratory Judgement

CTV News - EQC Declaratory Judgement

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 9:12 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Council Wrong to Put Cost-Benefit Before Property Rights

Council Wrong to Put Cost-Benefit Before Property Rights

Monday, 13 October 2014 11:19 a.m. by QuakeOutcasts Popular

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.

In the Know Land Hub Public Talks Schedule

In the Know Land Hub Public Talks Schedule

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 11:09 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

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.

Land Hub

Land Hub

Monday, 6 October 2014 2:11 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

 

Port Hills mass movement decision announced

Port Hills mass movement decision announced

Friday, 22 August 2014 1:34 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

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.

Council approves funding for further short-term flood mitigation work

Council approves funding for further short-term flood mitigation work

Thursday, 14 August 2014 5:19 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

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.

Flooding Taskforce to deliver final progress report on short-term flood mitigation measures

Flooding Taskforce to deliver final progress report on short-term flood mitigation measures

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 2:04 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

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.

Extension for red zone property owners in the Port Hills

Extension for red zone property owners in the Port Hills

Thursday, 31 July 2014 3:14 p.m. by GovtCera Recommended Popular

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.

Christchurch red zones are illegal, Supreme Court told

Christchurch 'red zones' are illegal, Supreme Court told

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:33 a.m. by MediaOneNews Popular

The Supreme Court has heard that all 'red zones' in post-quake Christchurch are illegal.

Govt agrees to Chch council plan review request

Govt agrees to Chch council plan review request

Thursday, 10 July 2014 4:46 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Flood defence house-tanking pilot being tested

Flood defence house-tanking pilot being tested

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 4:29 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

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.

Quake Outcasts welcome Labours promise

Quake Outcasts welcome Labour's promise

Monday, 23 June 2014 12:08 p.m. by QuakeOutcasts Popular

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.

CCC adds elevation changes and current elevation to the floor level maps

CCC adds elevation changes and current elevation to the floor level maps

Friday, 20 June 2014 2:19 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council and CERA have by request added two new layers to the floor levels map.

Decision on uninsured, vacant and commercial land to wait for Supreme Court ruling

Decision on uninsured, vacant and commercial land to wait for Supreme Court ruling

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 11:34 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

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.

Land with an increased risk of flooding

Land with an increased risk of flooding

Friday, 16 May 2014 3:49 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

What is Increased Flooding Vulnerability?

Supreme Court and Red Zone

Supreme Court and Red Zone

Friday, 16 May 2014 12:42 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

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.

Flooding Taskforce outlines short term measures to help those most vulnerable to flooding

Flooding Taskforce outlines short term measures to help those most vulnerable to flooding

Monday, 12 May 2014 5:52 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

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.

Is the residential red zone unlawful?

Is the residential red zone unlawful?

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 1:34 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

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.

Community to have say on red zone’s future

Community to have say on red zone’s future

Thursday, 17 April 2014 9:23 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Land advertising underway

Land advertising underway

Friday, 11 April 2014 3:16 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

 

30 homes in anti-liquefaction pilot

30 homes in anti-liquefaction pilot

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The number of Canterbury properties with increased liquefaction risk will not be known before May, the Earthquake Commission (EQC) says.