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International architecture firm makes Christchurch home

International architecture firm makes Christchurch home

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 3:09 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release by: Marchese Partners

OVTRK Update + Any update from your TSO before 15 February?

OVTRK Update + Any update from your TSO before 15 February?

Monday, 6 February 2017 3:14 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

This update to TSOs on the OVTRK Register is to alert your TSO to the opportunity to send your OVTRK Organising Group any update from you for 15 February - see below? It also highlights some recent developments in the Third Sector ECO Canterbury Regional Hub - for environment and conservation interested organisations. Discussion forum afternoon of Saturday 18 February 2017 Venue WEA, 59

The back story to the legal action IAG and Tower have launched against EQC

The back story to the legal action IAG and Tower have launched against EQC

Saturday, 28 January 2017 7:54 p.m. by EQCFix

How EQC has avoided being stung by rising land values; Cameron Preston has the back story to the IAG and Tower have launched against EQC

Earthquake Strengthening legislation -one rule for Wellington and for us?

Earthquake Strengthening legislation -one rule for Wellington and for us?

Thursday, 26 January 2017 8:45 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

“The Government is using emergency powers introduced after the November 2016 quake to require the work in Wellington, Lower Hutt, and Blenheim, where there is a heightened risk of an aftershock, to force 300 building owners to strengthen within a …

Earthquake Strengthening legislation

Earthquake Strengthening legislation

Thursday, 26 January 2017 8:45 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

“The Government is using emergency powers introduced after the November 2016 quake to require the work in Wellington, Lower Hutt, and Blenheim, where there is a heightened risk of an aftershock, to force 300 building owners to strengthen within a …

How many  Bars and Cafes do we need?

How many Bars and Cafes do we need?

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 9:45 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

How many bars and cafes does the Christchurch CBD need?  The short answer is not as many as it has. I see that Liz McDonald from The Press has written a few articles and begun to discuss the issue.  The …

Christchurch Cathedral Ruins

Christchurch Cathedral Ruins

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 7:06 a.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews

Early in January 2017, I visited Christchurch Cathedral. Well I viewed it through the fences that have surrounded it for almost six years now. Once the heart of the city, it stands in ruins, its fate still uncertain. Most locals have strong opinions about whether it should be saved or not. Some are for and some against but few are neutral. Maybe 2017 will bring a decision!














We’re taking SOUP to the ‘burbs

We’re taking SOUP to the ‘burbs

Saturday, 24 December 2016 9:39 p.m. by GapFiller

Quake Prone Buildings….again or is that still….

Quake Prone Buildings….again or is that still….

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 10:27 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

There has been a flurry of articles recently, about quake prone buildings.  I do not expect any action to be taken as a result of these articles.   I think that this issue is way too hard for the powers that …

Giant arcade game for the streets of Christchurch!

Giant arcade game for the streets of Christchurch!

Monday, 19 December 2016 2:34 p.m. by GapFiller Featured Popular

This summer, visitors to the central city of Christchurch will be able to play a giant outdoor arcade game, the first of its kind in the world in Gap Filler’s latest project - Super Street Arcade. The giant joystick, standing over a metre tall with buttons the size of dinner plates, needs to be pulled, pushed, twisted and jumped on by several players at once, all communicating and combining movements to achieve success in the game. And because the details matter, there is even a high score ...

Life in the Christchurch CBD Red Zone….

Life in the Christchurch CBD Red Zone….

Thursday, 15 December 2016 9:08 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Due to the fact that the Christchurch City Council does not do any maintenance in parts of our street (ie cleaning, removing rubbish, fixing water leaks etc) in the red Zone fenced off area,  we have taken to doing our own rudimentary “street sweeping”.   It is a dirty,  wet, smelly and unhygienic mess.  We got tired of the mess being walked into our factory area!

Super Street Arcade

Super Street Arcade

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 10:46 a.m. by GapFiller

Private insurers to handle EQC November quake claims

Private insurers to handle EQC November quake claims

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 9:45 a.m. by EQCFix

THE PRESS, 13 DEC 2016

Ping Pong coming to the city this weekend!

Ping Pong coming to the city this weekend!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 11:08 a.m. by GapFiller

Ping Pong in the city!

Ping Pong in the city!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 11:08 a.m. by GapFiller

MAKING CONNECTIONS across the Third Sector - OVTRK December 2016 update

MAKING CONNECTIONS across the Third Sector - OVTRK December 2016 update

Monday, 5 December 2016 7:53 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Welcome to the Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) who have put themselves on the OVTRK Register since the 7 July Sector Forum Celebrating Matariki and the Voices of the Third Sector - viz:     Cooperative Sections     Food Resilience Network     LIFT Library     Lincoln Envirotown Trust     Restorative Justice Services Otautahi Christchurch     Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New

Christchurch rebuilding- St Asaph Street Roadworks…

Christchurch rebuilding- St Asaph Street Roadworks…

Thursday, 1 December 2016 8:59 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

I have been watching the new road works proceeding in St Asaph Street with some horror.  Not only is the new High Street entry from Madras Street damn dangerous (you have a constant stream of one way traffic behind you …

Business waits years for quake damage to neighbours to be fixed…

Business waits years for quake damage to neighbours to be fixed…

Monday, 28 November 2016 8:05 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Oh dear, my infamy continues. A well-balanced report by Rachel Graham  A Christchurch Reporter, discussing the issue of abandoned and unrepaired buildings.  It is rather topical at the moment due to the “slow train wreck” that is the Wellington CBD.  …

Wellington edition of Shaky Town Blues,  a guide to abandoned and derelict buildings. Part 191

Wellington edition of Shaky Town Blues, a guide to abandoned and derelict buildings. Part 191

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 3:24 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

How to survive being surrounded by derelict Buildings and Fencing in the Christchurch CBD especially written for Wellington Retailers,  How to cope with Derelict and Abandoned buildings, red stickering etc and what to expect! This is a survival guide for …

Local state of emergency extended

Local state of emergency extended

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 6:52 p.m. by CivilDefence

The local state of emergency that has been in place in Canterbury for the past week has been extended for another seven days.

Making an EQC Claim What you Need to Know

Making an EQC Claim What you Need to Know

Monday, 21 November 2016 5:42 p.m. by EQCFix

Building inspections and EQC claims in Kaikoura

Building inspections and EQC claims in Kaikoura

Monday, 21 November 2016 5:41 p.m. by EQCFix

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Spark restores connectivity for the South Island

Spark restores connectivity for the South Island

Monday, 21 November 2016 3:05 p.m. by PRNews

Spark has now completed the process of restoring the communications services that were affected by last Sunday’s earthquake. The vast majority of customers with Spark mobile, broadband and landline connections should find that they are now able to use their communications services in the way that they were able to before Sunday night’s quake.

Earthquake Pains continue…part 190

Earthquake Pains continue…part 190

Sunday, 20 November 2016 9:36 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Ah, and so it begins again…  The “powers that be” begin to repeat the same mistakes that they made here in Christchurch.   It starts with a lack of consultation and a lack of communication… I feel the pain of …

Availability of new insurance for house purchases post 14 November earthquake

Availability of new insurance for house purchases post 14 November earthquake

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 4:02 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Featured Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand advised today that insures are working hard to minimise any disruption to the availability of insurance for people putting offers in on houses.

Christchurch Latter-day Saints Mobilize to Support Communities Hit by Earthquake

Christchurch Latter-day Saints Mobilize to Support Communities Hit by Earthquake

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 8:16 p.m. by PRNews Featured

Release: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Tips from Christchurch quake survivors on how to deal with EQC

Tips from Christchurch quake survivors on how to deal with EQC

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 7:59 p.m. by EQCFix

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Urban Search and Rescue Team arrived in Kaikoura

Urban Search and Rescue Team arrived in Kaikoura

Monday, 14 November 2016 9:09 p.m. by PRNews

Release: New Zealand Fire Service

Red Cross Launches Emergency Appeal to Help Quake-Affected Areas

Red Cross Launches Emergency Appeal to Help Quake-Affected Areas

Monday, 14 November 2016 9:04 p.m. by RedCross Featured Popular

Red Cross Launches Emergency Appeal to Help Quake-Affected Areas

Insurers offer help in making earthquake claims to EQC

Insurers offer help in making earthquake claims to EQC

Monday, 14 November 2016 12:47 p.m. by EQCFix

Tower Insurance has offered to help policyholders make their claims to the EQC in the aftermath of that shakes that began in the early hours of Monday morning.

Blow for Christchurch homeowners as EQC refuses to pay for alternative accommodation

Blow for Christchurch homeowners as EQC refuses to pay for alternative accommodation

Monday, 14 November 2016 12:42 p.m. by EQCFix

Watch here: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/blow-christchurch-homeowners-eqc-refuses-pay-alternative-accommodation

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD..  Have another big shake!

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD.. Have another big shake!

Monday, 14 November 2016 8:13 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Wa hoo, that was a roller coaster ride.  It went on for ever…  well maybe 60 seconds.  It is the first one in 6 years that had me under the doorway. Quick up date:  I checked High Street very early …

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 188

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 188

Thursday, 10 November 2016 10:08 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Humm…..  I wonder… James Lunday.   Urban Designer and Economic Development Entrepreneur. http://www.la3.com.au/our-network-our-people/australia-office/2-uncategorised/138-australia-james-lunday.html “Jim also had starring performance on Gerard Smyth’s recent series. Link Here: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201811229/gerard-smyth-christchurch-dilemmas   Jim was a welder in the Glasgow Shipyards. He was sent to Strathclyde University …

Maan Alkaisi Open Letter to: Christchurch City Council

Maan Alkaisi Open Letter to: Christchurch City Council

Wednesday, 9 November 2016 9:15 a.m. by PRNews

Maan Alkaisi Open Letter to: Mayor Dalziel, Dr. Edwards and Councillors - Christchurch City Council

King of the Square

King of the Square

Tuesday, 1 November 2016 1:55 p.m. by GapFiller

K-Pop this Saturday (Nov 5)!

K-Pop this Saturday (Nov 5)!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016 1:41 p.m. by GapFiller

Switched On first to open in Belfast Business Park

Switched On first to open in Belfast Business Park

Tuesday, 1 November 2016 10:12 a.m. by PRNews Popular

 

How not to Repair a Heritage Building in The Christchurch CBD…part 187

How not to Repair a Heritage Building in The Christchurch CBD…part 187

Monday, 24 October 2016 6:19 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Marketing the CBD. I note with considerable surprise that there is No Marketing Plan to encourage businesses and customers back to the Christchurch CBD.  I consider that creating a functioning CBD is one of the most important issues that the …

Backlog of defective buildings and shoddy workmanship sparks calls for building warranties

Backlog of defective buildings and shoddy workmanship sparks calls for building warranties

Sunday, 23 October 2016 11:24 a.m. by EQCFix

In August last year, the Government released its findings after investigating unconsented earthquake repairs.  A third of those repairs were not compliant with the building code.

Kids Can Up-Cycle

Kids Can Up-Cycle

Friday, 21 October 2016 7:02 a.m. by GapFiller

Shining the Light on the Third Sector - OVTRK October 2016 update

Shining the Light on the Third Sector - OVTRK October 2016 update

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 9:35 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

As part of our work in valuing Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) we'd love to have 5 minutes of your time.   Please follow this link to fill out the form and answer six simple questions that tell us about your mahi.   We'll be publishing the results on our blog as part of a series where you get to be the star!  Collecting these stories was one of the ideas that emerged from the Sector Forum

Reduce, Reuse & Rhythm

Reduce, Reuse & Rhythm

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 11:06 a.m. by GapFiller

Subscribing to the future of work

Subscribing to the future of work

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 1:42 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

Gap Filler’s FREE kids workshops during FESTA

Gap Filler’s FREE kids workshops during FESTA

Friday, 14 October 2016 12:00 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

As part of FESTA 

One week til FESTA!!

One week til FESTA!!

Friday, 14 October 2016 11:42 a.m. by GapFiller

The Festival of Transitional Architecture is a vibrant weekend celebration of urban creativity and it’s happening in Christchurch this Labour Weekend (21-24 October)! The theme for this year’s festival is “We Have the Means, which focuses on citizen-initiated urban regeneration and sustainability through the reuse of waste materials in design. Enjoy spectacular large-scale architectural installations, […]

EQC defective repairs surpass 10,000, but figure not publicised

EQC defective repairs surpass 10,000, but figure not publicised

Monday, 10 October 2016 12:48 p.m. by EQCFix

THE PRESS
October 10 2016

Soup: Spring

Soup: Spring

Monday, 3 October 2016 12:46 p.m. by GapFiller

The battle with EQC still rages

The battle with EQC still rages

Sunday, 2 October 2016 2:48 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

People in the North Island, quite sincerely, often ask me how we are getting on now that the earthquakes have stopped.

Tone deaf exit of EQC boss Ian Simpson hits the wrong note

Tone deaf exit of EQC boss Ian Simpson hits the wrong note

Sunday, 2 October 2016 2:45 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

In the news that Earthquake Commission (EQC) chief executive Ian Simpson would be leaving his job at the end of the year, one word shone like a beacon.

FESTA 2016 releases programme of vibrant urban creativity for Labour Weekend

FESTA 2016 releases programme of vibrant urban creativity for Labour Weekend

Friday, 30 September 2016 4:35 p.m. by Festa Featured Popular

FESTA 2016 releases programme of vibrant urban creativity for Labour Weekend

Regenerate Christchurch must focus on the big picture and people

Regenerate Christchurch must focus on the big picture and people

Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:58 a.m. by greeningtheredzone Popular

Regenerate Christchurch must stay focused on the big picture and people of Christchurch when planning for the Avon River red zone, says community group Greening the Red zone.

Regenerate Christchurch Announcement Good News For Christchurch and Central Residents

Regenerate Christchurch Announcement Good News For Christchurch and Central Residents

Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:28 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Media Statement

The Protests at the Art Gallery/CERA Headquarters March 2011…. for the record…

The Protests at the Art Gallery/CERA Headquarters March 2011…. for the record…

Sunday, 25 September 2016 9:26 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

I note that my original post for the protest at the Art gallery has been removed by the powers that be, it was less than complimentary of Minister Brownlee’s behaviour.  

New Brighton: Power to the People

New Brighton: Power to the People

Sunday, 25 September 2016 12:47 a.m. by MakingChristchurch Popular

‘A Walk on the Wild Side’

‘A Walk on the Wild Side’

Thursday, 22 September 2016 5:23 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

For quite a while our community have been wondering when public can have real access to the Christchurch Residential Red Zone and what is going to happen with this large tract of damaged land.

Collusion between Christchurch City Council, the EQC and insurers?

Collusion between Christchurch City Council, the EQC and insurers?

Thursday, 22 September 2016 5:21 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

Empowered Christchurch recently wrote to the Office of the Ombudsman, calling for an investigation into the practices of the Christchurch City Council since the earthquakes. An excerpt from the letter is included below.

EQC confirms major downsizing of Canterbury operations

EQC confirms major downsizing of Canterbury operations

Thursday, 22 September 2016 8:36 a.m. by EQCFix

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has confirmed it will slash its Canterbury workforce by about a third, but the number of remaining staff will be higher than originally thought.