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E is for Everyone

E is for Everyone

Saturday, 21 September 2013 10:10 p.m. by andreac414

Congratulations Poto Williams - Christchurch East Labour Candidate

Congratulations Poto Williams - Christchurch East Labour Candidate

Saturday, 21 September 2013 6:31 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

D is for Democracy

D is for Democracy

Friday, 20 September 2013 9:39 p.m. by andreac414

Democracy is something that has been eroded from our community even before the quakes, I will do everything in my power to fight for the return of proper engagement and consultation with our community… from the grassroots up

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 125….

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 125….

Friday, 20 September 2013 8:55 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Well miracles do happen…. yesterday 10 September 2013 a digger turned up in the street and started to clear away the remains of the Billens building that has been lying in the street since 7th December 2012. It took less than one day to clean up.  ( Link  The puzzling aspect of this all was, we were told every time we asked why it had not been removed, that it was too dangerous.  Yeah right!  Interestingly it still leaves Laurie Rose’s frontage lying on the footp ...

Latest Research from the Christchurch earthquakes – Health, Engineering and Miscellaneous

Latest Research from the Christchurch earthquakes – Health, Engineering and Miscellaneous

Friday, 20 September 2013 8:32 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Miscellaneous Airports: sources of economic growth and disaster resilience M Coetzee – Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management …, 2013 … It uses the example of the role of Christchurch Airport in supporting the recovery of the city of …

C is for Care

C is for Care

Thursday, 19 September 2013 7:22 p.m. by andreac414

6 Days after the February quake I stood and watched a gentleman wash his dishes in the gutter outside my business in North New Brighton. It broke my heart to see such suffering occurring so the next day I started and ran a Welfare Centre from the car park of the Bowhill Mower Centre. I […]

B is for Beautiful

B is for Beautiful

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 5:37 p.m. by andreac414

The Burwood Pegasus ward is amazingly Beautiful. I first fell in love with it when I arrived here almost 18 years ago to study for my Geology and Geography degree. One of my favourite courses was Coastal Geomorphology, studying the Brighton spit and estuary. I have seen the decay occurring in New Brighton and in […]

Marae lead the way for Christchurch earthquake recovery

Marae lead the way for Christchurch earthquake recovery

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 2:57 p.m. by PRNews Popular

A large study of six communities affected by the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes has found that marae have played - and continue to play - a leadership role in the rebuild and recovery of the city.

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC - Expressions of Interest Sought

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC - Expressions of Interest Sought

Monday, 16 September 2013 4:15 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

The Christchurch office of national law firm Anthony Harper is gauging the level of public support for  a possible group action against EQC.

Guest post: Coffey Projects manage Collingwood Football Club redevelopment in Australia

Guest post: Coffey Projects manage Collingwood Football Club redevelopment in Australia

Monday, 16 September 2013 8:47 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

Project Director Rob McFee of Coffey’s Melbourne office shares his insights on the recent Westpac Centre refurbishment project for the Australian Football League’s (AFL) Collingwood Football Club. Rob, along with Project Manager Corey Mackay, led the $AU9.5 million internal redevelopment project of the original Westpac Centre. The successful delivery of this project hinged on us […]

Blocked house sewer lines

Blocked house sewer lines

Saturday, 14 September 2013 1:03 p.m. by Pdavey1

Does anyone know why we are experiencing lots of blockages to our homes.contractors are digging holes in the garden the pusHing some blue fabric into the drains after which we have blocked drains and trucks coming daily. What are they trying to do, it isn't working.

Burn event

Burn event

Friday, 13 September 2013 3:53 p.m. by TempleforChCh

On the 21st of September the Temple will meet its firey fate at Motukarara Race-way. Join us for a fun-filled community day celebrating the future of Christchurch as we release the past through the burning of the Temple. Gates open at 2.30pm, arrive by 7pm if you don’t want to miss the Temple burn! This will be the biggest bonfire New Zealand has ever seen, containing 24 tonne of wood fuel.  Tickets are available from www.templeforchch.eventbrite.co.nz, and we are asking people to ‘p ...

Burn down the Temple!

Burn down the Temple!

Friday, 13 September 2013 3:53 p.m. by TempleforChCh

Tomorrow, on the 21st of September the Temple will meet its firey fate at Motukarara Race-way. Join us for a fun-filled community day celebrating the future of Christchurch as we release the past and celebrate the future through the burning of the Temple. Gates open at 2.30pm, arrive by 7pm if you don’t want to miss the Temple burn! This will be the biggest bonfire New Zealand has ever seen, containing 24 tonne of wood fuel, and will be accompanied by an incredible fire show featuring some ...

Relocation of Fletcher EQR’s North New Brighton

Relocation of Fletcher EQR’s North New Brighton

Friday, 13 September 2013 1:54 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

The relocation of Fletcher EQR’s North New Brighton hub takes effect from the start of next week, with staff moving from the current location in Bower Avenue to a larger site nearby.

CanCERN Newsletter #100 -  13th September  2013

CanCERN Newsletter #100 - 13th September 2013

Friday, 13 September 2013 11:24 a.m. by CanCERN Featured Popular

Dear Members

National Party select Chch East candidate

National Party select Chch East candidate

Thursday, 12 September 2013 9:57 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The National Party has selected Matthew Doocey to be its candidate in the upcoming Christchurch by-election.

Mixed feelings for some public servants about Chch CBD return

Mixed feelings for some public servants about Chch CBD return

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 6:31 p.m. by PRNews

There will be mixed feelings from public servants in Christchurch about the prospect of moving back into the central city, according to the Public Service Association.

Minister Parata needs to listen to Aranui - Greens

Minister Parata needs to listen to Aranui - Greens

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 12:43 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Minister needs to show tomorrow that she has listened to the people in the Aranui school cluster and do what's best for their children, not use the earthquake as an excuse to carry out the Government’s far-right education agenda, the Green Party said today.

Offenders to start work on red zone houses

Offenders to start work on red zone houses

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 12:42 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Corrections Minister Anne Tolley and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith say there will be great benefits for the Canterbury rebuild, following the official opening of the Rolleston Working Prison Construction Yard by Prime Minister John Key.

Notice Regarding EQC Truths Blog

Notice Regarding EQC Truths Blog

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 12:26 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

The Canterbury Spring is arriving……….

The Canterbury Spring is arriving……….

Monday, 9 September 2013 11:44 p.m. by GlennLivingstone

Some time ago, I wrote about the Canterbury Spring. Now, in the second to last week before voting papers are mailed out for the local government elections, it is hard to believe that the season of change is finally upon us.

Temple earthquake memorial open to public

Temple earthquake memorial open to public

Monday, 9 September 2013 10:27 a.m. by PRNews

After many months of hard work the Temple for Christchurch crew have taken down the fences around the former convention centre site and officially opened the Temple to the public.

Cantabrians still need support - Rural Women NZ

Cantabrians still need support - Rural Women NZ

Monday, 9 September 2013 10:27 a.m. by PRNews Popular

As we pass the third anniversary of the Canterbury earthquake on 4 September 2010, Rural Women New Zealand says government support services and community groups must continue to focus on those who are still suffering disruption, stress and heartache as a result.

“If you’re one of them bugger you…”  3 years on in Christchurch…

“If you’re one of them bugger you…” 3 years on in Christchurch…

Monday, 9 September 2013 8:41 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for  days – (since Feb 2011)

Six local people in the race for Labour’s Christchurch East nomination

Six local people in the race for Labour’s Christchurch East nomination

Sunday, 8 September 2013 2:54 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

 

Three years on: A man-made disaster

Three years on: A man-made disaster

Saturday, 7 September 2013 4:49 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Here is another piece from a claimant that summarises the situation better than I can.     EQC Truths  http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch-earthquake-2011/9135466/Three-years-on-A-man-made-disaster Currently we are self-managing the building of a new house out west. We are still living in our condemned (but comfortable) home in South Brighton and had to take out another mortgage to purchase our section […]

The Temple is open!

The Temple is open!

Friday, 6 September 2013 3:58 p.m. by TempleforChCh

It’s been a long hard 5 months, but we have finally completed the Temple! The fences were taken down late Thursday night, and the finishing touches added throughout the day on Friday before officially opening that evening. Thanks to everyone who has helped us turn this dream into reality- to the 100 or so volunteers who have gifted us their time and energy, to all of those who have donated funding, goods and services, and to everyone who has supported us in any way so far throughout the pr ...

What is this gifting thing anyway?

What is this gifting thing anyway?

Friday, 6 September 2013 2:58 p.m. by TempleforChCh

Having just launched our burn event we are introducing people to the idea of gifting and participation and how these manifest themselves. Many people are probably asking, “what do you meaning by gifting?” or “what is this whole ‘participate’ thing about?”.  Hopefully this will inform you about what we mean and how you can participate in our event by gifting to other attendees. The idea of gifting and participation comes from the ten principles of Burning Man, ...

The Road to 1984 – Guest Blog by Sleazkey

The Road to 1984 – Guest Blog by Sleazkey

Friday, 6 September 2013 11:49 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

However they may have been caused, we, the people of New Zealand, owe the Christchurch Earthquakes something – even if it is only the fact that the aftermath and Fiasco made some of us examine the situation beyond our personal …

Into Year 4 : “Bugger” by the People of Christchurch

Into Year 4 : “Bugger” by the People of Christchurch

Friday, 6 September 2013 10:06 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

“If you’re one of them bugger you…” Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Christchurch earthquake, democracy, Gerry Brownlee, Government, insurance, Insurance bad faith, KiwiSure, policyholder protection

New Kaiapoi Development Offers New Homes By Early 2014

New Kaiapoi Development Offers New Homes By Early 2014

Thursday, 5 September 2013 11:09 a.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

UC PhD student granted $50,000 of EQC research funding

UC PhD student granted $50,000 of EQC research funding

Thursday, 5 September 2013 11:04 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Three years on: Rebuild priorities ‘skewed’

Three years on: Rebuild priorities ‘skewed’

Thursday, 5 September 2013 7:27 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Here is one of the contributions to the Stuff assignment.  It nicely encapsulates the feelings of many of the disgruntled claimants whom I have dealt with.  It is a pity that people are stuck in the mire thanks to the useless bureaucrats at EQC and the New Zealand government.       EQC Truths  http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/9120325/Three-years-on-Rebuild-priorities-skewed Three […]

ASB donates portable ambulance station to St John

ASB donates portable ambulance station to St John

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 3:05 p.m. by PRNews Popular

On last night’s final of Mitre 10 Dream Home, ASB donated a portable ambulance station to St John to help support the fantastic work St John people do in the Canterbury community.

Opening of the new Novotel Christchurch in Cathedral Square today

Opening of the new Novotel Christchurch in Cathedral Square today

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 1:31 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

Infrastructure is our first priority for Christchurch, and hotels are so important in proving beds for our visitors..without the beds the visitors can’t come.

Three Years On. Reflection - Deon Swiggs

Three Years On. Reflection - Deon Swiggs

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 11:13 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Today as we know is the 3 year anniversary of what was to become a series of catastrophic events that would continue for over a year that have changed Christchurch and the lives of many forever. The day represents so much for so many people and it is hard to put that into words.

Insurers make significant progress in Canterbury rebuild

Insurers make significant progress' in Canterbury rebuild

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 10:51 a.m. by PRNews

Private insurance companies have made significant progress in resolving Canterbury residential property earthquake claims, with 80 percent having been completed, resolved or scheduled for completion.

Victor Cattermole Proposes TC3 Buyout

Victor Cattermole Proposes TC3 Buyout

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 8:40 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

This is an interesting proposal from Victor Cattermole.  I am keen to hear more details on the proposal.  In the meantime, feel free to watch Victor’s video.   

The Peoples Choice Burwood Pegasus Team Policy Document

The Peoples Choice Burwood Pegasus Team Policy Document

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 9:58 p.m. by Swiggs Recommended Popular

Temple for Christchurch – Colouring in Competition

Temple for Christchurch – Colouring in Competition

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 9:26 p.m. by TempleforChCh

Colour the Temple in to win!

Arrow wins major Chch rebuild project

Arrow wins major Chch rebuild project

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 3:14 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Arrow International (NZ) Ltd has secured the largest commercial project to come to market since the Christchurch rebuild began.

Experts slam Chch transport proposals

Experts slam Chch transport proposals

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 2:42 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Transport experts are slamming proposals to improve a high capacity Christchurch arterial road, Curletts Road, saying the move is old-school 1980s-style transport planning and is not consistent with modern cities.

Random Acts Of Kindness Day Christchurch, September 1st 2013

Random Acts Of Kindness Day Christchurch, September 1st 2013

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 2:36 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Mayoral Candidate Paul Lonsdale launches Website & Facebook

Mayoral Candidate Paul Lonsdale launches Website & Facebook

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 2:26 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Christchurch Mayoralty Campaign Launch Speech

Christchurch Mayoralty Campaign Launch Speech

Sunday, 1 September 2013 6:04 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

Lianne Dalziel – One City Together – Christchurch Mayoralty Campaign Launch

WeCan asks for full community engagement from  prospective Mayor, Lianne Dalziel

WeCan asks for full community engagement from prospective Mayor, Lianne Dalziel

Sunday, 1 September 2013 5:36 p.m. by WeCAN Popular

WeCan believes communities need to be listened to and engaged so good decisions are made for our city. Without effective and meaningful input from local communities the real issues are often not addressed.

Campaign Launch - The Journey Begins - One City Together

Campaign Launch - The Journey Begins - One City Together

Friday, 30 August 2013 12:57 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

We’re kicking off the campaign this Sunday, and we’d love you to be part of it.

Recovery similarities between New Orleans and Chch

Recovery similarities between New Orleans and Chch

Thursday, 29 August 2013 6:34 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

A post-disaster university response expert from New Orleans, which was severely hit by Hurricane Katrina eight years ago, says he sees recovery similarities between his home town and Christchurch following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Christchurch Arts Festival  is underway!

Christchurch Arts Festival is underway!

Thursday, 29 August 2013 3:46 p.m. by NickyWagner

It’s nearly spring and in Christchurch we’re coming out of hibernation – the daffodils are coming out in the park, and there is early blossom and magnolias across the city.

Te Papa Otakaro / Avon River Precinct opened today.

Te Papa Otakaro / Avon River Precinct opened today.

Thursday, 29 August 2013 3:31 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

It is great to see today’s official opening of the first part of the Te Papa Otakaro / Avon River Precinct is a significant step forward for Christchurch’s rebuild.

Where to Complain about Human Rights Abuses

Where to Complain about Human Rights Abuses

Thursday, 29 August 2013 3:08 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Please visit the following page if you believe that EQC has breached your human rights.  WECAN are gathering evidence from specific individuals to take to the UN Office High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva.  It only takes a few minutes to fill out the form. 

Volunteers needed day and night at the Temple for Christchurch!

Volunteers needed day and night at the Temple for Christchurch!

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 5:50 p.m. by TempleforChCh

The Temple for Christchurch is set to open on the 1st of September, in time for Christchurch’s third earthquake anniversary on September 4th. Constructing a 40m long sculptural representation of an earthquake out of untreated demolition timber takes a lot of work, and in order to meet this deadline we are now working into the night! Access Man have kindly donated a light tower to help us with these final stages of construction. Volunteer hours are now 10am-10pm. There is work de-nailing, r ...

Avonside Holdings v Southern Response [2013] NZHC 1433 – Summary by Sarah

Avonside Holdings v Southern Response [2013] NZHC 1433 – Summary by Sarah

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 4:53 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

 this case considered a dispute in respect of  a rental property in Avondale, Christchurch, insured with AMI/Southern Response. Both the plaintiff and defendant agreed that the property was damaged beyond economic repair. The homeowner wished to buy another house and the maximum amount to be paid by the insurer was the cost of rebuilding the damaged house on the present site. The property owner had accepted an offer to sell their land to the Crown  so a new house would never ...

Quake Out-Casts go to the High Court – a Summary by Sarah

Quake Out-Casts go to the High Court – a Summary by Sarah

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 4:42 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

 

All about stadium design

All about stadium design

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 3:56 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

Thanks to all who attended our recent breakfast seminar on the subject of stadium design economics.

Insurance boosts NZ living standards - Vero CEO

Insurance boosts NZ living standards - Vero CEO

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 1:48 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The major challenge facing the insurance industry is to demonstrate the value it provides.

Why Health & Safety ?

Why Health & Safety ?

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 9:04 a.m. by H&S Matt