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Children ask the hard questions

Children ask the hard questions

Friday, 31 October 2014 3:17 p.m. by GovtCera

Children are asking the hard questions about the greater Christchurch recovery in the new documentary series Hi-Viz.

Summer of Fun returns for its fourth year

Summer of Fun returns for its fourth year

Monday, 20 October 2014 4:16 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Summer of Fun, a series of free community events, is returning to Christchurch for its fourth year.

Land Hub

Land Hub

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

 

CERA uncover grenades in redzone

CERA uncover grenades in redzone

Friday, 19 September 2014 1:33 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

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CERA hands building safety programme over to local councils

CERA hands building safety programme over to local councils

Monday, 15 September 2014 12:28 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

A post-earthquake building assessment process, which identified and managed over 3500 high risk buildings in Greater Christchurch, has given the region’s residents a huge amount of confidence, says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) chief executive Roger Sutton.

Ideas encouraged for Waimakariri red zones

Ideas encouraged for Waimakariri red zones

Thursday, 11 September 2014 11:04 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority chief executive Roger Sutton is encouraging people to have their say on the future use of the red zones in the Waimakariri District before the initial public engagement period closes later this week.

People’s stories highlight evolving city

People’s stories highlight evolving city

Thursday, 4 September 2014 3:16 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

A five part mini-documentary series featuring Christchurch business owners, entrepreneurs, and community groups is available to view from today via the futurechristchurch.co.nz website.

Canterbury Earthquake Memorial design ideas impress

Canterbury Earthquake Memorial design ideas impress

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 1:02 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The calibre of submissions for the design of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial has been outstanding, says Christchurch Central Development Unit director Warwick Isaacs.

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.

Site confirmed for Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Site confirmed for Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Saturday, 12 July 2014 9:30 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The formal memorial for the February 2011 Earthquake will be built on the edge of the Ōtākaro/Avon River.

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 34 (July 2014)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 34 (July 2014)

Friday, 11 July 2014 10:32 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Issue 34 of the Greater Christchurch Recovery Update was published 11 July 2014.

Chief Executives update - 11 July 2014

Chief Executive's update - 11 July 2014

Friday, 11 July 2014 10:04 a.m. by GovtCera

Govt agrees to Chch council plan review request

Govt agrees to Chch council plan review request

Thursday, 10 July 2014 2:09 p.m. by GovtCera

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Environment Minister Amy Adams today announced the Government has agreed to a request by the Christchurch City Council for an accelerated district plan review process.

Public Notice: Amendments to the Christchurch City Councils District Plan

Public Notice: Amendments to the Christchurch City Council's District Plan

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 9:35 a.m. by GovtCera

The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee, has responded to a request from the Ministry of Health, and has decided to amend the Christchurch City Council's District Plan (the Plan) to facilitate the rebuild of Christchurch Hospital.

Winter Chill events fund applications now open

Winter Chill events fund applications now open

Friday, 27 June 2014 5:01 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Chief Executive Roger Sutton has welcomed a $50,000 contribution from Fletcher Building to help establish the Winter Chill event series for the young people of greater Christchurch, and is now calling on young people and organisations to come forward with proposals for events.

Youth Wellbeing Survey results highlight areas of need

Youth Wellbeing Survey results highlight areas of need

Thursday, 26 June 2014 1:14 p.m. by GovtCera

Understanding young people's recovery needs is key to ensuring the right decisions are made for the future, says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Chief Executive Roger Sutton.

Christchurch temporary accommodation relief for flood victims

Christchurch temporary accommodation relief for flood victims

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 4:42 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury residents impacted by recent flooding will now be eligible to apply for funding through the Government’s Temporary Accommodation Assistance (TAA) programme, it has been confirmed today.

Recovery expert praises Christchurch support for people

Recovery expert praises Christchurch support for people

Friday, 20 June 2014 5:20 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

A leading expert on human recovery after disasters has praised the response by Christchurch agencies and communities to people in need after the earthquakes.

Recovery Plan to streamline Lyttelton Port progress

Recovery Plan to streamline Lyttelton Port progress

Friday, 20 June 2014 9:33 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says he is using the powers of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 to allow for timelier redevelopment of the badly damaged Lyttelton Port.

Strategy to help Cantabrians launched

Strategy to help Cantabrians launched

Thursday, 19 June 2014 4:32 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner tonight launched the Community in Mind psychosocial strategy for greater Christchurch.

Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Thursday, 19 June 2014 2:09 p.m. by GovtCera

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has directed Environment Canterbury and Lyttelton Port Company Limited to prepare a Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan. This was gazetted on the 19 June 2014. The plan will look at the recovery of the Port to ensure safe, efficient and effective operations, the impact on the coastal marine area and the community, any implications on transport and the needs of users of both the port and its surrounding areas. Under the direction, Lyttelton Port Com ...

Public to have say on noise standards and South Frame planning

Public to have say on noise standards and South Frame planning

Monday, 16 June 2014 10:28 a.m. by GovtCera Featured Popular

The public is being invited to give its views on proposed changes to noise standards in central Christchurch, and proposed planning rules relating to the city’s new South Frame.

Public to have say on noise standards and South Frame planning

Public to have say on noise standards and South Frame planning

Friday, 13 June 2014 4:09 p.m. by GovtCera

The public is being invited to give its views on proposed changes to noise standards in central Christchurch, and proposed planning rules relating to the city's new South Frame.

New start for Re:START Mall

New start for Re:START Mall

Friday, 13 June 2014 12:04 p.m. by GovtCera

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today launched an exciting new phase for Christchurch's Re:START Mall by opening a new site for the iconic container shops.

Chief Executives update - 6 June 2014

Chief Executive's update - 6 June 2014

Friday, 6 June 2014 9:57 a.m. by GovtCera

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 33 (June 2014)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 33 (June 2014)

Friday, 6 June 2014 9:46 a.m. by GovtCera

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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.

Road works viewed as sign of progress

Road works viewed as sign of progress

Thursday, 29 May 2014 10:08 a.m. by GovtCera

With the intensity of rebuild work on central Christchurch roads and underground pipes expected to drop off from July, a new survey is showing road users are adapting to the road works and seeing them as a sign of progress for the city.

Health Precinct partners formalise their collaboration

Health Precinct partners formalise their collaboration

Thursday, 22 May 2014 8:37 a.m. by GovtCera

Christchurch’s new Health Precinct will boost New Zealand’s health work force, provide new opportunities for cutting-edge research and enhance the link between education and health, the Precinct partners say.

New programme to show progress of public projects

New programme to show progress of public projects

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 12:07 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Public Sector Rebuild Programme of Work launched today by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) will keep people updated on the progress of the many public sector projects in Christchurch.

Chief Executives update - 12 May 2014

Chief Executive's update - 12 May 2014

Monday, 12 May 2014 1:54 p.m. by GovtCera

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 32 (May 2014)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 32 (May 2014)

Friday, 9 May 2014 5:25 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

 

Work begins for An Accessible City

Work begins for An Accessible City

Monday, 5 May 2014 4:33 p.m. by GovtCera

The implementation of the transport chapter of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan takes a significant step forward today, as the company appointed to design and oversee construction of the three major projects within phase one begins its work.

NZCID report a useful guide for recovery work

NZCID report a useful guide for recovery work

Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:11 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says feedback provided to the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development (NZCID) by stakeholders in Christchurch’s rebuild will help inform the government’s ongoing work programme.

Chief Executives update - 11 April 2014

Chief Executive's update - 11 April 2014

Friday, 11 April 2014 3:26 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 31 (April 2014)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 31 (April 2014)

Friday, 11 April 2014 10:17 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

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Wellingtons chance to see Christchurchs Amazing Place

Wellington's chance to see Christchurch's Amazing Place

Friday, 28 March 2014 12:36 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The imaginative and innovative playground designs created by Canterbury’s school children will be on show on Wellington’s waterfront for the next four weeks.

Dumping in Residential Red Zone under investigation

Dumping in Residential Red Zone under investigation

Friday, 21 March 2014 2:08 p.m. by GovtCera

While the dumping of commercial and domestic waste in the Residential Red Zone has been an issue for some time, a joint investigation by CERA, ECan and the Christchurch City Council in to illegal industrial waste dumping by a contractor is now underway.

Safety and security challenges for CERA staff in the Residential Red Zone

Safety and security challenges for CERA staff in the Residential Red Zone

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 10:25 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Tourists using bedrooms as toilets and post-settlement bonfires are just some of the challenges faced by Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority staff tasked with keeping an eye on Crown-owned properties in the Residential Red Zone.

Secondary stressors now a larger factor for earthquake affected residents

Secondary stressors now a larger factor for earthquake affected residents

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 10:17 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Results of the third Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Wellbeing Survey released today show secondary stressors are now more keenly felt by those affected by the earthquakes.

Roger Sutton to lose his locks today for cancer research

Roger Sutton to lose his locks today for cancer research

Monday, 17 March 2014 10:24 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority chief executive Roger Sutton will have his hair shaved off today as part of Shave Week, the annual fundraiser for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer.

Chief Executives update - 7 March 2014

Chief Executive's update - 7 March 2014

Friday, 7 March 2014 4:12 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 30 (March 2014)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 30 (March 2014)

Friday, 7 March 2014 3:55 p.m. by GovtCera

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In The Know initiative keeping the community informed

In The Know initiative keeping the community informed

Friday, 7 March 2014 1:48 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The launch of a new community-driven assistance website has been applauded by Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority chief executive Roger Sutton.

Popular Container Mall on the move

Popular Container Mall on the move

Thursday, 6 March 2014 3:21 p.m. by GovtCera

A partnership between the Crown and the private sector will ensure Christchurch's iconic Re:START Mall continues operating with the use of another central city location, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

Service to assist residents affected by flooding

Service to assist residents affected by flooding

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 2:02 p.m. by GovtCera

A programme that has assisted vulnerable households with emergency repairs for earthquake damage will be used to assist those affected by the flooding currently impacting on Greater Christchurch, says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.

East Summit Road area still dangerous

East Summit Road area still dangerous

Thursday, 20 February 2014 11:38 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

CERA has recently discovered evidence of vandals cutting the wire fence on Summit Road and breaching the safety cordon.

CERA CCDU National Roadshow

CERA CCDU National Roadshow

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 2:14 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Christchurch is entering a significant period of construction and infrastructure development and we want to ensure that our stakeholders have the best possible information about the rebuild.

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 29 (February 2014)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 29 (February 2014)

Friday, 7 February 2014 2:35 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Chief Executives update - February 2014

Chief Executive's update - February 2014

Friday, 7 February 2014 11:58 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The chief executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Roger Sutton, gives a monthly update on CERA’s work to lead the recovery.

Government seeks interest in low cost development

Government seeks interest in low cost development

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 11:10 a.m. by GovtCera

“We need to increase housing supply to assist with Christchurch’s recovery and we need more housing in the affordable range,” Mr Brownlee says.

Recovery milestone reached today with final flat land red zone settlements

Recovery milestone reached today with final flat land red zone settlements

Friday, 31 January 2014 7:58 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

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.

Three weeks until final settlement day for properties in Red Zones flat land

Three weeks until final settlement day for properties in Red Zone's flat land

Thursday, 9 January 2014 3:41 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

With the final settlement date for properties in the Residential Red Zone flat land area now just three weeks away, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is continuing to assist homeowners with their move out of the earthquake damaged areas.

Christmas support service hours

Christmas support service hours

Tuesday, 24 December 2013 11:15 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

A range of services will remain open through the Christmas and New Year holiday period in order to ensure Canterbury people in need can access the appropriate support and assistance.

Interim work at CTV site to be complete for February anniversary

Interim work at CTV site to be complete for February anniversary

Monday, 23 December 2013 1:30 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Work will get underway next month at the former CTV Building site to provide a more welcoming environment for remembrance of those who lost their lives there.

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 28 (December 2013)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 28 (December 2013)

Friday, 13 December 2013 11:49 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

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Offer period extended for Port Hills red zone

Offer period extended for Port Hills red zone

Friday, 13 December 2013 11:13 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

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.

Public Notice: Revocation of Proposed Change 1 to the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement

Public Notice: Revocation of Proposed Change 1 to the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement

Monday, 9 December 2013 6:00 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee, has decided to revoke Proposed Change 1 to the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement.

LURP to provide speedy residential growth

LURP to provide speedy residential growth

Friday, 6 December 2013 2:06 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the creation of the Land Use Recovery Plan (LURP) will go a long way towards easing housing pressures, with new options for development across greater Christchurch.

Public Notice: Land Use Recovery Plan – Commencement

Public Notice: Land Use Recovery Plan – Commencement

Friday, 6 December 2013 1:10 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Pursuant to section 21(4)(b) of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011, the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery gives the following notice: