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CanCERN Newsletter #105 -  25th October  2013

CanCERN Newsletter #105 - 25th October 2013

Saturday, 26 October 2013 3:24 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

Innovation Precinct…. and so we wait… only 1375 days to go….

Innovation Precinct…. and so we wait… only 1375 days to go….

Friday, 25 October 2013 1:40 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 977days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    Now 450 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – only 4 more years to go before we get told if we are …

The Canterbury Spring has arrived!

The Canterbury Spring has arrived!

Thursday, 24 October 2013 11:43 p.m. by GlennLivingstone

Well it arrived alright, as anticipated. 6 Councillors including the Mayor stood down, 8 sought re-election and 4 made it back. I sat in my old chair for a financial briefing in the chamber and was staggered to see how wide-spread the change was. Tonight, following nearly two weeks of meetings and beginning to set […]

Insurance Policy – automatic reinstatement

Insurance Policy – automatic reinstatement

Thursday, 24 October 2013 8:19 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

The High Court has considered an automatic reinstatement clause in an insurance policy in Wild South Holdings Ltd v QBE Insurance (International) Ltd [NZHC] 2781.  The relevant buildings suffered damage in the September 2010, February 2011 and June 2011 earthquakes. The quakes occurred during a single insurance policy period where the sum insured was about 

Breathe  – The Urban Village project

Breathe – The Urban Village project

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 2:23 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

Architects needed for Chch rebuild

Architects needed for Chch rebuild

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 4:14 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Skilled and experienced Architects are needed in New Zealand as the commercial rebuild in Christchurch is expected to be in full swing in 6 to 12 months, says recruiting experts Hays Architecture in New Zealand.

Heal Christchurch Event Sat 9 – Sun 10 November 2013

Heal Christchurch Event Sat 9 – Sun 10 November 2013

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 4:02 p.m. by HealChristchurch Featured Popular

HEAL CHRISTCHURCH

Timber confirmed as the best - NZTIF

Timber confirmed as the best - NZTIF

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 3:45 p.m. by PRNews

The New Zealand Timber Industry Federation (NZTIF) has welcomed confirmation that timber is the best construction material for coping with New Zealand’s seismic conditions.

Research reduces earthquake strengthening costs for schools

Research reduces earthquake strengthening costs for schools

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 3:35 p.m. by GovtMOE Popular

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says ground-breaking research released today by the Ministry of Education has found timber-framed classrooms are extremely resilient to earthquakes.

UC makes breakthrough in green-planted roof research

UC makes breakthrough in green-planted roof research

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 1:10 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Temporary Fencing and Scaffolding available now!

Temporary Fencing and Scaffolding available now!

Thursday, 17 October 2013 4:07 p.m. by ATF

As New Zealands largest supplier of Site Safety and Securing systems we pride our selves on our commitment to Christchurch. We carry the largest amount of stock for Temporary Fencing and we are now proud to be able to offer Layher scaffolding! Contact us today to secure your site!

PM unveils design of Christchurch Justice Precinct

PM unveils design of Christchurch Justice Precinct

Thursday, 17 October 2013 3:18 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

The Prime Minister John Key today unveiled how the Justice and Emergency Services Precinct to be constructed in central Christchurch will look.

What is ‘Youth Engagement’?

What is ‘Youth Engagement’?

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 11:11 a.m. by TheConcert

 

RIMUTAKA FOREST PARK TRUST 25TH ANNIVERSARY

RIMUTAKA FOREST PARK TRUST 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 9:59 a.m. by NickyWagner

 

Liquefaction is it under your home?

Liquefaction is it under your home?

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 9:18 a.m. by LRS_CHCH

Have you had around the outside of your house?

Precinct one out of the box…

Precinct one out of the box…

Monday, 14 October 2013 10:01 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

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Is Data Loss Disaster Prevention Possible?

Is Data Loss Disaster Prevention Possible?

Sunday, 13 October 2013 12:32 p.m. by DebDonnell

Data Loss Disaster Prevention Lessons from the Christchurch Earthquakes A huge number of businesses experienced a data loss disaster after the September 2010 and February 2011 earthquakes. 40% of them never reopened, and 30% of those who did have gone out of business since, or are operating in a seriously reduced capacity. I’m not talking […]

Lianne Dalziel highest-polling candidate for Mayor of Christchurch

Lianne Dalziel highest-polling candidate for Mayor of Christchurch

Saturday, 12 October 2013 2:52 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Lianne Dalziel highest-polling candidate for Mayor of Christchurch The progress results of the Christchurch 2013 local body elections are now in, showing that Lianne Dalziel is currently the highest-polling candidate for the position of Mayor of Christchurch.

Who Follows the Untrodden Paths of Christchurch?

Who Follows the Untrodden Paths of Christchurch?

Saturday, 12 October 2013 2:09 p.m. by DebDonnell

The Familiar Paths of Christchurch City Are No More Christchurch has become a city of untrodden paths. Most of the familiar buildings and streets in the central city have gone. Our period of grief and loss is now over and people are turning their focus to starting to rebuild their lives. We are now living […]

Christchurch City Council Elections - The Campaigns End

Christchurch City Council Elections - The Campaigns End

Friday, 11 October 2013 11:49 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

In just over 12 hours the shape of the new Councils nationwide will be formed. 

Y is for Yahoooooo!

Y is for Yahoooooo!

Friday, 11 October 2013 1:10 p.m. by andreac414

I have so many Yahoooo’s I don’t know where to begin… My first Yahooo would be that I made it through the entire campaign without getting a graffiti moustache! Another is that along with the rest of the Burwood Pegasus People’s Choice team we have run an extraordinary and clean campaign. I has been a […]

Corruption

Corruption

Friday, 11 October 2013 12:56 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters”. Corruption – It is one of the world’s most baffling social problems – the dynamic relationship between state power, corruption, corporate power and organized crime …

How not to Repair a Heritage Block in the CBD Christchurch… part 127

How not to Repair a Heritage Block in the CBD Christchurch… part 127

Friday, 11 October 2013 8:16 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 964days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    Now 437 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – only 4 more years to go before we get told if we are …

X is for X Marks the Spot!

X is for X Marks the Spot!

Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:09 p.m. by andreac414

We are nearly there!! It’s been an 8 month intense journey for me and I have loved every minute of it! I have met some amazing friends and characters… And the experience has been entirely positive! If you haven’t posted your vote it’s now too late! You’ll need to take it to The Palms library […]

Can You Control Your Emotions of Fear?

Can You Control Your Emotions of Fear?

Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:08 a.m. by DebDonnell

What Are the Emotions of Fear? For many survivors of disasters like the Christchurch Earthquakes, we have developed new emotions of fear. The first step to overcoming these sometimes paralysing and debilitating fear is to understand exactly what fear is. Fears can be broken down into two types. The first type is environmental fears, while […]

W is for Water

W is for Water

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 8:17 p.m. by andreac414

Water is something I am passionate about protecting… From beginning my political career with a deputation to council to ban fracking… Which was then unanimously adopted… to following with interest the sewerage into the rivers issue… I plan to work hard to ensure that Christchurch and Canterbury continue to look after one of its most […]

Appeal Court finds in favour of Insurance Council

Appeal Court finds in favour of Insurance Council

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 8:30 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Media Release: NZ Insurance Council

V is for Value

V is for Value

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 4:01 p.m. by andreac414

We hear in the news today that up to 20 managerial positions at Christchurch City Council will be axed in order to reduce and remove the silo effect that has been created during the last 6 years. This brings up the idea of Value – are you the Ratepayers getting value for your hard earned […]

U is for Understanding

U is for Understanding

Monday, 7 October 2013 6:53 p.m. by andreac414

New Lyttelton Tunnel Control Building begins to take shape

New Lyttelton Tunnel Control Building begins to take shape

Monday, 7 October 2013 4:35 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The new Lyttelton Tunnel Control Building is beginning to take shape, with the foundations laid and construction of the basement walls nearing completion.

T for Transport

T for Transport

Sunday, 6 October 2013 9:44 p.m. by andreac414

Transport in our ward has been immensely challenging these last 2 years with potholes, pothills and road cones as far as the eye can see! I want to help work toward making this necessary process as possible. I also want to work toward grabbing every opportunity to ensure we use the opportunities we have to improve cycleway and pedestrian safety and accessibility. 

S is for Schools

S is for Schools

Saturday, 5 October 2013 7:58 p.m. by andreac414

 

R is for Resourcing

R is for Resourcing

Saturday, 5 October 2013 12:26 p.m. by andreac414

Resourcing our communities is something I am very passionate about! Whether it be from informing them of information regarding their community assets, walking alongside a residents association or making sure the community board is an open and accessible place for anyone with concerns to come and be heard. 

Q is for Quality

Q is for Quality

Friday, 4 October 2013 6:29 p.m. by andreac414

Quality… a word we are using a lot these days… whether in reference to our EQC or insurance repairs or the type of aquatic facility we want restored in the east. We also need quality in our leadership… those charged with making the big and sometimes hard decisions…. business as usual doesn’t cut it anymore […]

Disaster-resilient infrastructure key to saving lives

Disaster-resilient infrastructure 'key to saving lives'

Friday, 4 October 2013 12:54 p.m. by PRNews Popular

First respondents saved many lives following the Christchurch earthquakes, yet many survivors found they had little or nothing left. Homes were destroyed, and in many cases livelihoods, when local businesses struggled as the City’s infrastructure failed. So, what have we learnt?

AvON ‘over the moon’ with funding announcement

AvON ‘over the moon’ with funding announcement

Friday, 4 October 2013 12:25 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

The Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON) is “over the moon” $15m has been committed to connect the city to the sea, along the Avon/Otakaro River corridor.

Cities gifting streets lamps to Chch for art work

Cities gifting streets lamps to Chch for art work

Friday, 4 October 2013 12:21 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Cities around the world are gifting streets lamps to Christchurch as part of the work of art entitled Solidarity Grid by German artist Mischa Kuball.

Concrete slab poured for new Waimairi Beach Golf Club

Concrete slab poured for new Waimairi Beach Golf Club

Friday, 4 October 2013 12:20 p.m. by PRNews Featured

Well-loved Waimairi Beach Golf Club in Christchurch moved a step closer to becoming fully open again when the concrete slab was poured late last week for its new clubhouse.

Appeal Trust announces largest-ever grant

Appeal Trust announces largest-ever grant

Friday, 4 October 2013 12:16 p.m. by EarthquakeAppeal Popular

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust today announced its largest-ever grant committing $15 million of Appeal funds towards great community projects that make a positive difference to the future of the eastern suburbs, with access and benefit to everyone who lives in or visits Christchurch.

P is for Post

P is for Post

Thursday, 3 October 2013 6:28 p.m. by andreac414

Post your votes today! With little over a week to have your say it is time to spend 30 minutes reading your candidate profiles and instructions and fill in the easy form! 

NATURE’S PLAYSTATION

NATURE’S PLAYSTATION

Thursday, 3 October 2013 4:16 p.m. by NickyWagner

 

O is for Openness

O is for Openness

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 2:44 p.m. by andreac414 Popular

Canterbury crime 20 percent below pre-quake levels

Canterbury crime 20 percent below pre-quake levels

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 9:51 p.m. by PRNews

Recorded crime in the Canterbury Police District remains well below pre-earthquake levels, and is only slowly increasing from record low figures in the past two years.

N is for New

N is for New

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 7:12 p.m. by andreac414

With the voting period half over the strong feeling among commentators is that Christchurch is on the cusp of New beginnings. With a New Mayor and many new Councillors, a new direction and many new buildings already being erected life has never before been so exciting. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to set the direction of the ward and embrace the New community spirit we have discovered in the ruins. I never once contemplated in my wildest dreams running for community board… the ...

Job Card Tracking video tutorials

Job Card Tracking video tutorials

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 2:18 p.m. by avision

During the last few months we have been working hard to provide you with short video Tutorials that show you how to get the most out of your Job Card Tracking system.

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You can watch them all using or individually as required.

My Response to Duncan Webb’s article on the Gaps between EQC and insurance obligations

My Response to Duncan Webb’s article on the Gaps between EQC and insurance obligations

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 2:11 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

This blog uses as its base an article written by Duncan Webb on Stuff (see ). I wrote a comment on the bottom of his article which the Press would not print it so I will put it here.

M is for Master Plan

M is for Master Plan

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 10:48 a.m. by andreac414

The New Brighton retail area has an opportunity like never seen before, gone is the heyday of weekend shopping dominance, but now is a chance to reinvent and build what we all want for our area.

L is for Love

L is for Love

Monday, 30 September 2013 4:12 p.m. by andreac414

Despite all we have lost there is still much to love about the east… 

Kiwi software helps coordinate Chch rebuild projects

Kiwi software helps coordinate Chch rebuild projects

Monday, 30 September 2013 2:43 p.m. by PRNews

With fast approaching deadlines for completing multiple rebuild projects, several companies involved in the rebuild are turning to ViisConnect a home-grown solution by Christchurch based iViis Ltd. that connects IT systems at insurance companies, claim processing agencies and building management / project management offices (PMOs).

K is for Kids

K is for Kids

Friday, 27 September 2013 11:10 p.m. by andreac414

Each one of us was a kid and many, regardless of our age are still kids! I want to ensure children and families are always given top priority in our decisions!

Canterbury Health System celebrate milestone in patient care

Canterbury Health System celebrate milestone in patient care

Friday, 27 September 2013 3:28 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

The Canterbury Health System has celebrated a major milestone in enhancing patient care this week.

CanCERN Newsletter #102 -  27th September  2013

CanCERN Newsletter #102 - 27th September 2013

Friday, 27 September 2013 3:17 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

Dear Members

ChristchurchArtGalleryTrust and Westpac Bring Back theBull

ChristchurchArtGalleryTrust and Westpac Bring Back theBull

Friday, 27 September 2013 2:55 p.m. by TourismChCh Featured Popular

Lincoln study values benefits of a red zone river park at around a billion dollars over ten years

Lincoln study values benefits of a red zone river park at around a billion dollars over ten years

Friday, 27 September 2013 2:51 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

A new study by researchers at Lincoln University has valued the benefits of a city-to-sea reserve in the Avon River residential red zone at around a billion dollars over ten years.

J is for Journey

J is for Journey

Thursday, 26 September 2013 10:58 p.m. by andreac414

Each of us living or working in the east have experienced a significant journey through these last few years. Some have had their lives changed for the better, others have lost everything including hope itself. I lost my business, house and marriage yet I have decided that my journey is going to be helping others going through these difficult times. I could have moved to another city to start again but I have chosen to move here and journey alongside individuals, communities and organisations as ...

The Temple has burned…

The Temple has burned…

Thursday, 26 September 2013 5:27 p.m. by TempleforChCh

On Sunday the 21st of September, spring equinox, the Temple for Christchurch met its firey fate at Motukarara Race-Course, symbolically releasing the emotions of the past and creating a beautiful and cathartic experience for participants.

Elections 2013: Christchurch votes in record numbers

Elections 2013: Christchurch votes in record numbers

Thursday, 26 September 2013 3:35 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

·       Civic Offices, Ground Floor, 53 Hereford Street.