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Canterbury consents hit new high

Canterbury consents hit new high

Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:56 a.m. by PRNews

In September, the Canterbury region consented the highest number of new dwellings in 37 years, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Kiwi engineering common sense means big savings for project

Kiwi engineering common sense 'means big savings for project'

Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:07 a.m. by PRNews

As foundation work begins on the new entertainment and office complex The Terrace, in Christchurch, simple Kiwi engineering common sense from Aurecon has meant significant savings in time and money, and reassurance for the developer that the complex is going to be safe.

Fantastic opportunities for cafe owners in Christchurch

'Fantastic opportunities' for cafe owners in Christchurch

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 4:59 p.m. by PRNews Popular

After many Christchurch cafes were wiped out in the September 2010 and February 2011 earthquakes, it might have been slightly more challenging to find a good flat white or long black in the city. However, with redevelopment work progressing and insurance claims finally being processed, the cafe culture is once again getting back to full strength.

Final round of consultation for Catholic schools

Final round of consultation for Catholic schools

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 4:57 p.m. by PRNews

Following the earthquakes and the red-zoning of St Paul’s School, Dallington, the Bishop of Christchurch, Bishop Barry Jones, undertook two rounds of community consultation on a proposal to combine St Paul’s School and Our Lady of Fatima School to form a new school entity on the current site of Our Lady of Fatima School in Mairehau.

Port Hills red zone offers

Port Hills red zone offers

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 1:13 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Gerry Brownlee 25 OCTOBER, 2013 Extension for Port Hills property owners Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the outcome of this week’s Quake Outcasts hearing in the Court of Appeal will determine how CERA should address issues identified in the Port Hills zoning review, but that may take some time. Given the delay, the 

Shirley Intermediate re-opens school pools

Shirley Intermediate re-opens school pools

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:35 a.m. by PRNews Popular

"A huge boost for the kids and our community."

New Christchurch social housing developments

New Christchurch social housing developments

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:33 a.m. by PRNews

Three new social housing developments in Christchurch totalling 51 homes and an investment of $17.3 million were announced today by Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.

Govt has failed Chch insurance policy holders

Govt has 'failed Chch insurance policy holders'

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:18 a.m. by PRNews Popular

The situation faced by many insurance policy holders in Christchurch is a national disgrace because of the long delays in settling claims and rebuilding houses, says Earthquake Issues spokesperson Denis O’Rourke.

Housing concerns highlighted

Housing concerns highlighted

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:17 a.m. by PRNews Popular

A seminar held this week on housing has highlighted the serious unmet housing needs in Canterbury.

KNAUF PLASTERBOARD TO LIFT COMPETITION IN NEW ZEALAND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

KNAUF PLASTERBOARD TO LIFT COMPETITION IN NEW ZEALAND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Saturday, 26 October 2013 3:45 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Knauf Plasterboard has opened its doors for business to New Zealand’s lightweight construction industry with the official opening at its distribution centre in Christchurch today, by Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister, Gerry Brownlee.

New Mayor to open this year’s Spring River Festival

New Mayor to open this year’s Spring River Festival

Saturday, 26 October 2013 3:42 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

Newly elected Mayor Lianne Dalziel will officially open the Spring River Festival at Kerr’s Reach on November 2 as one of her first ceremonial duties since taking office.

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

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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.