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High Street again…7 years on

High Street again…7 years on

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 10:01 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

So What’s new in High Street. Work on the Peeble’s units has ground to a halt,  It has been over 4 weeks since any progress has been made.  I have not had a clear answer as to the reasons? At …

Christchurch Earthquake Images - New Book

Christchurch Earthquake Images - New Book

Saturday, 15 July 2017 7:14 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

The city of Christchurch has changed dramatically over the last seven years as a result of the repeated earthquakes in the area. is a collection of photos starting from the morning of the 4th September 2010 earthquake through to June 2017 when I photographed the ruins of Christchurch Cathedral. The first few pages show before and after images of one of the intersections in town - illustrating how some areas have been rebuilt although there is still a lot of work to be done. Other shots include ...

Report from 2017 FORUM on June 29

Report from 2017 FORUM on June 29

Monday, 10 July 2017 3:37 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Celebrating Matariki and the Voices of the Third Sector and making connections for us and our children after us

The hell of being stuck in EQC limbo in a sleepout in winter with two young children

The hell of being stuck in EQC limbo in a sleepout in winter with two young children

Sunday, 9 July 2017 6:20 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

VICKI ANDERSON. Last updated 09:49, July 8 2017. Stuff.

Time running out for earthquake claimants to litigate against insurers: advisory service

Time running out for earthquake claimants to litigate against insurers: advisory service

Saturday, 8 July 2017 1:49 p.m. by EQCFix

The Residential Advisory Service (Ras) is telling earthquake claimants to get in before it is too late. Some insurers can claim their Limitations Act defence against litigation as of September 4. A Ras spokesman said claimants still dealing with EQC should contact their private insurer if there was even a chance their claim could go over cap......

Space Raiders

Space Raiders

Thursday, 22 June 2017 2:51 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

MATARIKI RISES AGAIN IN THE RED ZONE

MATARIKI RISES AGAIN IN THE RED ZONE

Friday, 16 June 2017 12:02 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

Matariki, the constellation of stars that signals the Maori new year, rises over the red zone again this month and will be marked by the return of Matariki in the Zone on 25 June.

Duncan’s Buildings again…..

Duncan’s Buildings again…..

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 3:28 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

When I finished choking on my coffee this morning, I laughed.  

Breaking deadlocks in Christchurch

Breaking deadlocks in Christchurch

Monday, 12 June 2017 7:37 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

EQC has acknowledged it got the repairs wrong, but wont help fix it

EQC has acknowledged it got the repairs wrong, but won't help fix it

Thursday, 1 June 2017 10:09 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

The Press, June 1 2017

OPEN CITY – now live!

OPEN CITY – now live!

Thursday, 1 June 2017 1:35 p.m. by GapFiller

OPEN CITY – COMING SOON!

OPEN CITY – COMING SOON!

Thursday, 1 June 2017 1:35 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Duncan’s Building Rebuild

Duncan’s Building Rebuild

Monday, 29 May 2017 2:40 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

News Update:  I have just been sent this link. This is what is planned for the back of the Duncan’s Buildings.  The 8 Units owned by the Peeble’s group. It is so far off the original design that I find …

Avon-Ōtākaro river trail taking shape

Avon-Ōtākaro river trail taking shape

Monday, 29 May 2017 1:42 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

Thursday, 25 May 2017 3:28 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler’s Super Street Arcade >>> JUMP STRAIGHT TO HIGH SCORES Gap Filler presents… Super Street Arcade – the world’s first giant, outdoor arcade game system. Get active as you move the giant joystick and jump on the over-sized buttons to play one of the unique classic-style retro games. Minimum two players required. Make a […]

Dirty 30’s Heritage saga continues

Dirty 30’s Heritage saga continues

Thursday, 25 May 2017 8:32 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Oh dear, such emotive wording…  Link Here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/92863275/council-goes-after-central-christchurchs-dirty-30-building-owners-who-are-kicking-the-city-in-the-face The irony is, as my readers know so well, is that we have been trying for years to get the CCC et al to address these issues.  Sadly, when the CCC finally …

EQC repair nightmare for Christchurch familys burnt and quake-hit home

EQC repair nightmare for Christchurch family's burnt and quake-hit home

Monday, 22 May 2017 1:44 p.m. by EQCFix

The Press, May 22 2017

CCC Regeneration letter…

CCC Regeneration letter…

Friday, 19 May 2017 10:12 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

News Flash – Hot off the Press: I have just opened my mail. When I finished choking on my very nice Sauvignon blanc,  I see that the CCC has sent out a letter telling me, and 30 other building owners, …

Duncan’s Buildings Demolitions…

Duncan’s Buildings Demolitions…

Friday, 19 May 2017 9:32 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What is New in Lower High Street? On Monday 22nd May 2017,  two of the Duncan’s units will be completely demolished. These are the last 2 units at the north end.  The demolition has been authorised by LINZ (Land Information …

Christchurch couples earthquake repairs seemed fast, then started going wrong

Christchurch couple's earthquake repairs seemed fast, then started going wrong

Thursday, 18 May 2017 1:50 p.m. by EQCFix

The Press, May 18 2017

What would help your group or organisation?

What would help your group or organisation?

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 9:55 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Keeping a non-profit or third sector organisation ticking over and carrying out its mahi can be a challenge. We've all got ideas of what might help. Perhaps you'd like to see funders and/or central and local government: Think about sector capacity and find ways to communicate this. Give full consideration to concerns regarding under-resourcing of the sector relative to the demands made of it

Repair nightmares: Can property buyers trust earthquake repair sign-offs?

Repair nightmares: Can property buyers trust earthquake repair sign-offs?

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 1:56 p.m. by EQCFix

The Press, May 17 2017

Repair nightmares: The six-week earthquake repair, five years later

Repair nightmares: The 'six-week' earthquake repair, five years later

Monday, 15 May 2017 1:53 p.m. by EQCFix

The Press, May 15 2017

Who makes a city?

Who makes a city?

Sunday, 14 May 2017 8:19 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

Open City

Open City

Thursday, 11 May 2017 10:04 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Inaccessible city- St Asaph Street- another grumpy meeting…

Inaccessible city- St Asaph Street- another grumpy meeting…

Friday, 5 May 2017 8:39 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Well that was interesting. 

Auckland has its very own Dance-O-Mat!

Auckland has its very own Dance-O-Mat!

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 3:51 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Linwood Village Update April 2017

Linwood Village Update April 2017

Thursday, 27 April 2017 6:10 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Linwood Village - A place of opportunity

Rebuilding in the CBD.. Duncan’s Buildings..

Rebuilding in the CBD.. Duncan’s Buildings..

Thursday, 27 April 2017 5:33 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

What is new in High Street today? This is worth seeing!  The council planted “Pin Oaks,” if my memory is correct, in 1995-96???  They have become huge – over 15 meters high, they obscure the frontages, are messy, untrimmed and …

OVTRK Update April/May 2017

OVTRK Update April/May 2017

Thursday, 27 April 2017 11:08 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Who is who on the Organising Group (April 2017) 

Rebuilding in the Christchurch CBD- Duncan’s Building.

Rebuilding in the Christchurch CBD- Duncan’s Building.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 10:09 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

What is new in High Street? 

TEAM BATTLE for the GOLDEN CONE

TEAM BATTLE for the GOLDEN CONE

Monday, 24 April 2017 4:08 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

DIVERSCITY PEOPLE – meet Rich from SplitNZ

DIVERSCITY PEOPLE – meet Rich from SplitNZ

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 9:47 p.m. by GapFiller

Meet Richard Harcourt from SplitN2 Who are you and what do you do? Long story but in a nutshell I love tech stuff and making stuff in my mancave. My small business www.splitn2.com is growing into CNC services and sales and hence I was keen to test myself on this project. What was your involvement in the […]

Activist Erin Brockovich compares central Christchurch to war zone

Activist Erin Brockovich compares central Christchurch to war zone

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 8:26 a.m. by EQCFix Popular

Erin Brockovich is in Christchurch to talk to earthquake insurance claimants on her first visit to New Zealand.

Gap Filler Ping Pong tables for sale post project

Gap Filler Ping Pong tables for sale post project

Friday, 7 April 2017 2:25 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

It’s no April Fool’s Joke – Insurers Censoring Information Provided to Kaikoura Earthquake Claimants

It’s no April Fool’s Joke – Insurers Censoring Information Provided to Kaikoura Earthquake Claimants

Sunday, 2 April 2017 11:08 a.m. by EQCFix Popular

The Kaikoura District Council has removed the more than one hour long video of the eqcfix.nz presentation made to around 100 people in Kaikoura on the 23 March.

Derelict Buildings and the Christchurch CBD…

Derelict Buildings and the Christchurch CBD…

Friday, 31 March 2017 9:21 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

What’s new in High Street? News Flash…. After waiting for 6 years,  our neighbouring building owner has finally agreed to put his building on the market. It has gone from this:   To This: Yeah ha…. With a bit of  …

Ōtākaro Orchard crowdfunding campaign reaches $60,000 target

Ōtākaro Orchard crowdfunding campaign reaches $60,000 target

Thursday, 30 March 2017 1:34 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

New Zealand's first urban food hub Ōtākaro Orchard is set to get planting, after the Christchurch community dug deep to hit its .

Experts share advice for navigating quake claims

Experts share advice for navigating quake claims

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 2:44 p.m. by EQCFix

THE PRESS - PIPPA BROWN

An Accessible City: It’s no piece of cake

An Accessible City: It’s no piece of cake

Monday, 27 March 2017 8:05 p.m. by MakingChristchurch

By Rosalee Jenkin. 

Ever heard the phrase “you can’t have your cake and eat it too”?

It’s ringing loud and true in my ears these days, along with the sounds of construction and road works in central Christchurch; activities which are causing more than a little frustration.

Let’s get o ...

JOIN US! TWO VACANCIES (TEAM AND BOARD)

JOIN US! TWO VACANCIES (TEAM AND BOARD)

Friday, 24 March 2017 11:26 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Filler has some gaps to fill. We’re hiring a Project Developer to join the team and we also have a space on our trust board for a new trustee.   Project Developer (paid, full-time) We have some big stuff on the horizon this year in the city. So this Project Developer role will see […]

Expired: JOIN US! TWO VACANCIES (TEAM AND BOARD)

Expired: JOIN US! TWO VACANCIES (TEAM AND BOARD)

Friday, 24 March 2017 11:26 a.m. by GapFiller

Derelict Buildings in the Christchurch CBD & the Minister for Building & Construction.

Derelict Buildings in the Christchurch CBD & the Minister for Building & Construction.

Friday, 24 March 2017 9:03 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Well that was a bit of a joke.   An answer from The Minister for Building and Construction, Dr Nick Smith.  He tells me: “I am unable to get involved in individual disputes”…. “talk to the Christchurch City Council…”  or ” …

Press Release: Christchurch City Council has no answers

Press Release: Christchurch City Council has no answers

Thursday, 23 March 2017 10:27 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

DIVERSCITY PEOPLE – meet Jaime from C Lund

DIVERSCITY PEOPLE – meet Jaime from C Lund

Thursday, 23 March 2017 1:47 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Cache

Gap Cache

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 3:17 a.m. by GapFiller

High Street – Derelict Buildings in the Christchurch CBD…

High Street – Derelict Buildings in the Christchurch CBD…

Thursday, 16 March 2017 9:37 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

What’s New in Lower High Street: 6 years and 1 month after the 22nd February 2011 quake and still neither the Government or the Christchurch City Council have made any attempt to deal with building owners who refuse to repair/sell …

It’s time to say good bye …

It’s time to say good bye …

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 1:12 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Our North Island road trip

Our North Island road trip

Monday, 6 March 2017 5:47 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Too much space and too little time

Too much space and too little time

Saturday, 4 March 2017 9:36 a.m. by MakingChristchurch Popular

This article was 

Christchurch has made a bit of a mess of its consultation and planning processes post-quake, but the discussions over Cathedral Square and the residential red zone offer a chance to address this problem and produce some better results.

Both are complex projects that mix publicly owned land with ...

Reflecting on glass

Reflecting on glass

Thursday, 2 March 2017 5:44 a.m. by MakingChristchurch Popular

Inaccessible City- The CHCH CBD

Inaccessible City- The CHCH CBD

Wednesday, 1 March 2017 9:25 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

As a follow on from my last post in January. I note that I have not had a response from the Building Minister, Nick Smith, regarding the implementation of stronger legislation in Christchurch or even attempt to force recalcitrant building …

Western Pacific Insurance policy holders get pay out

Western Pacific Insurance policy holders get pay out

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 8:27 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Western Pacific Insurance policy holders get pay out

22 February 2017: Christchurch Earthquake Protest No. 2

22 February 2017: Christchurch Earthquake Protest No. 2

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 8:21 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

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 Popular

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