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Canterbury DHB & Council land swap receives approval

Canterbury DHB & Council land swap receives approval

Friday, 4 April 2014 2:33 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

Release: Canterbury District Health Board

Community Energy Action’s Curtain Bank going mobile

Community Energy Action’s Curtain Bank going mobile

Thursday, 3 April 2014 11:46 a.m. by Jaimita_de_Jongh Popular

The Curtain Bank is one of Community Energy Action Charitable Trust’s projects.

Two Rebuilt Buildings at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School Open

Two Rebuilt Buildings at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School Open

Thursday, 3 April 2014 11:34 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Tomorrow sees the opening of the first two of several new buildings on the Rangi Ruru Girls’ School campus in Christchurch.

Earthquake & Insurance Law Conference

Earthquake & Insurance Law Conference

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 4:24 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

More Canterbury children seek help

More Canterbury children seek help

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 3:53 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: 0800Whatsup

Christchurch IT salaries surge with recruitment specialists

Christchurch IT salaries surge with recruitment specialists

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 1:09 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch IT salaries surge with recruitment specialists

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Pay Outs Crosses $11 Billion Mark

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Pay Outs Crosses $11 Billion Mark

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 11:29 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Pay Outs Crosses $11 Billion Mark

Victoria Street Building Momentum

Victoria Street Building Momentum

Monday, 31 March 2014 2:10 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Victoria Street is one part of the city really coming along in the early stages of the rebuild.In recent times each time I’ve driven down the street it has been different. There recently have been a number of new builds open which is fabulous for the city. 

Funding boost for social housing

Funding boost for social housing

Monday, 31 March 2014 10:52 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Five community housing providers are to receive $14 million from the Government and the Canterbury Community Trust (TCCT) to build 75 units in Christchurch, Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and TCCT trustee Sue McKenzie announced today.

NZ Fire Service and CTV Coronial Findings

NZ Fire Service and CTV Coronial Findings

Monday, 31 March 2014 10:31 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: New Zealand Fire Service

High Court earthquake list

High Court earthquake list

Monday, 31 March 2014 8:45 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

EQC late payment & Interest

EQC late payment & Interest

Saturday, 29 March 2014 2:32 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Resilience, Building Momentum, Leaders Forums and the rest

Resilience, Building Momentum, Leaders Forums and the rest

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 7:01 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Words words words. There are so many buzz words out around the circles of those charged with leading this city. Unfortunately there is still disconnect with those ‘in the know’ and those who aren’t with those who do not fit or conform slowly being side-lined and distracted. My fear is this causes questions of who to trust.

Time for a Peep Under the Rug

Time for a Peep Under the Rug

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 6:43 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

In terms of the most costly earthquakes on the planet since the 1950s, the Christchurch earthquakes were the 13th (Sept 4th 2010), 17th (Feb 22nd 2011) and 18th (June 13th 2011) most costly. 

Canterbury Digital Strategy – Digital Participation Survey

Canterbury Digital Strategy – Digital Participation Survey

Monday, 24 March 2014 1:52 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Coddington article is ill-informed and wrong

Coddington article is ill-informed and wrong

Monday, 24 March 2014 12:35 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Southern Response is concerned at misinformation promoted in an opinion piece by Deborah Coddington in the Sunday Star Times.  The assertions in the article surrounding Southern Response’s completion statistics and percentages are simply not correct.  

Old Library Cafe repairs delayed in Fairlie

Old Library Cafe repairs delayed in Fairlie

Monday, 24 March 2014 12:28 p.m. by PRNews Popular

High demand for specialist heritage engineers has delayed the repair of the Old Library Café in Fairlie.

Building industry in dire need of 5,000 more apprentices

Building industry in dire need of 5,000 more apprentices

Monday, 24 March 2014 12:09 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: BCITO

Sum Insured inclusive/exclusive EQC payment?

Sum Insured inclusive/exclusive EQC payment?

Monday, 24 March 2014 12:00 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Seed Industry Opens New Office in Templeton, Christchurch

Seed Industry Opens New Office in Templeton, Christchurch

Friday, 21 March 2014 7:52 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Seed Industry Office

$2.5m boost to restore Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings

$2.5m boost to restore Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings

Friday, 21 March 2014 1:34 p.m. by EarthquakeAppeal Popular

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage today announced they will jointly provide funding of $2.5 million for the Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings, to be used towards restoration and reconstruction of its Armagh and Durham street stone towers. When completed, this work is intended to enable the adjacent wooden buildings to re-open for public use as soon as possible.

Tower Insurance loses in Court of Appeal

Tower Insurance loses in Court of Appeal

Thursday, 20 March 2014 5:18 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

The Court of Appeal in  [2014] NZCA 76 on 20 March 2014 allowed an appeal by Skyward against a decision of David Gendall J in the High Court that had wrongly said that Tower Insurance had the choice as to how it would settle the claim and could foist upon the insured a replacement house that in Tower Insurance’s view was comparable to the original.

Almost Universal Home Underinsurance Under Guidelines

Almost Universal Home Underinsurance Under Guidelines

Thursday, 20 March 2014 12:25 p.m. by PRNews Popular

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Disillusionment And Stress in Canterbury

Disillusionment And Stress in Canterbury

Thursday, 20 March 2014 12:18 p.m. by Allright Popular

The CERA Wellbeing Survey highlights the stresses caused by living in a post-disaster environment.

Smaller Commercial Rebuilds Are Happening

Smaller Commercial Rebuilds Are Happening

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 3:12 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

There is plenty happening in the Rebuild of Christchurch.

UC simulating more than 100 earthquakes in its lab to design safer buildings

UC simulating more than 100 earthquakes in its lab to design safer buildings

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:47 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury (UC) is simulating more than 100 earthquakes on a building prototype to make post-quake buildings safer.

Child Haematology Oncology Centre to be open for Christmas

Child Haematology Oncology Centre to be open for Christmas

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 2:34 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

Christchurch Hospital’s new temporary Child Haematology Oncology Centre is on track to open before Christmas.

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Rebuild Programme Presentation

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Rebuild Programme Presentation

Monday, 17 March 2014 2:45 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Rebuild Programme. Presented by Samson Samasoni, ICNZ Communications Manager

Rebuild Programme Progress Presentation by ICNZ

Rebuild Programme Progress Presentation by ICNZ

Monday, 17 March 2014 12:45 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Popular

CanCERN and Insurance Council New Zealand facilitated a session for a small group of community leaders including look in more detail at the Canterbury Insurance Rebuild Programme progress.

Top businessman to help launch Student Volunteer Army’s 2014 campaign

Top businessman to help launch Student Volunteer Army’s 2014 campaign

Monday, 17 March 2014 12:29 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

One of New Zealand's most successful businessmen, founder of 42 Below vodka and Moa beer, Geoff Ross, will help to launch the University of Canterbury (UC) Student Volunteer Army’s 2014 campaign on campus next week.

Getting People Back in their homes

Getting People Back in their homes

Monday, 17 March 2014 8:37 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Southern Response is working hard to get people home: repairing, rebuilding or paying them their insurance entitlements. This year sees our build programme ramp up and accelerate into 2015. We are solving the challenges and getting on with it.

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD part 141

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD part 141

Sunday, 16 March 2014 10:23 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1118 days

Thank you.

Thank you.

Friday, 14 March 2014 4:20 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Thank you.

Disaster management specialists to learn from Chchs earthquakes

Disaster management specialists to learn from Chch's earthquakes

Thursday, 13 March 2014 11:18 a.m. by PRNews Popular

A group of Asian specialists involved in disaster management will be based at the University of Canterbury (UC) for more than a week to gain lessons from Christchurch’s earthquake experiences.

Has EQC prioritised VIPs, Politicians, TV and Sports Stars insurance claims ahead of the elderly and vulnerable?

Has EQC prioritised VIP's, Politicians, TV and Sports Stars insurance claims ahead of the elderly and vulnerable?

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 8:49 p.m. by WeCAN Popular

Have EQC prioritised VIP's, Politicians, TV and Sports Stars insurance claims ahead of the elderly and vulnerable?! !

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Four: Anchornomics

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Four: Anchornomics

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:17 p.m. by BarnabyBennett Popular

“Is this what you meant?”

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three and a Half: The Cathedral

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three and a Half: The Cathedral

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:16 p.m. by BarnabyBennett Popular

The battle for the Cathedral marches on. It struck me late last year how incredibly sad it will be if the current cathedral is destroyed because the idea of an empty flat site right in the heart of the city fills me with dread. So my preferences for the Cathedral are:

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three: The River Project

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three: The River Project

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:15 p.m. by BarnabyBennett Popular

by Barnaby Bennett

Planning of New Christchurch Pt 1:The Politicisation of CERA

Planning of New Christchurch Pt 1:The Politicisation of CERA

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:05 p.m. by BarnabyBennett Popular

No government was ever going to be able to seamlessly respond to a crazy series of events like the earthquakes that hit Christchurch between September 2010 and the end of 2011. It was an insanely complex and difficult event and the tangled nature of all the little parts mean the development of new ideas and plans and the construction of these is no easy task. Yet, this shouldn’t mean a pass card for our representatives. In this article I’ll argue, and explain, why I think the removal ...

Zombie Outbreak Forecast in Christchurch

Zombie Outbreak Forecast in Christchurch

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 4:58 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: Elephant Publicity

Free community forum on living with natural hazards

Free community forum on living with natural hazards

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 4:19 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is holding a free community forum on Saturday 15 March to explain natural hazards and risks in our changing environment and how we are planning for the future.

Christchurch Storm Damage

Christchurch Storm Damage

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 1:35 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Christchurch Storm Damage

Seismics and the City 2014 - Building Momentum

Seismics and the City 2014 - Building Momentum

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 11:58 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Seismics and the City 2014 - Building Momentum

BNZ’s Future Hub mobilises to help Chch flood afflicted

BNZ’s Future Hub mobilises to help Chch flood afflicted

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 11:24 a.m. by BNZbank Popular

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 9:45 am

Summary of The Marsh Risk-Management Research Report: Comparing Claims From Catastrophic Earthquakes, Feb 2014

Summary of The Marsh Risk-Management Research Report: Comparing Claims From Catastrophic Earthquakes, Feb 2014

Monday, 10 March 2014 4:44 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Recently this item was referenced in an article in The Press.  Below is my précis of that report with a focus on the residential response rather than business. 

First post-tensioned timber building opens in Christchurch

First post-tensioned timber building opens in Christchurch

Monday, 10 March 2014 12:06 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The first multi-storey post-earthquake timber building using low-damage post-tensioned timber technology has opened in Christchurch. 

Lyttelton landslide and Mobil Terminal spill response

Lyttelton landslide and Mobil Terminal spill response

Monday, 10 March 2014 12:02 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: Mobil Oil New Zealand

Council and IAG providing skips to flood-hit areas

Council and IAG providing skips to flood-hit areas

Saturday, 8 March 2014 8:21 a.m. by IAGinsurance Recommended Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council and IAG Insurance are providing skips for resident use throughout the most affected areas of the city, following this week’s flood event.

A famous Irish bar reopening and win some art!

A famous Irish bar reopening and win some art!

Friday, 7 March 2014 4:34 p.m. by TourismChCh Popular

 

Looking after ourselves and our property after the flood

Looking after ourselves and our property after the flood

Thursday, 6 March 2014 5:07 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

Green rebuild would lessen Christchurch flood risk

Green rebuild would lessen Christchurch flood risk

Thursday, 6 March 2014 12:10 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: Green Party

BNZ gives popular Canterbury Future Hub a physical presence

BNZ gives popular Canterbury Future Hub a physical presence

Thursday, 6 March 2014 10:20 a.m. by BNZbank

From today Cantabrians will have a full onsite specialist team assisting them through each facet of the earthquake recovery process. The BNZ Future Hub, on the corner of Cashel Street and Fitzgerald Avenue, brings together BNZ residential banking specialists, CERA’s Residential Advisory Service, insurance experts from IAG, Aon and the EQC, independent legal professionals, chartered accountants and a property firm.

Access to our network proving difficult

Access to our network proving difficult

Thursday, 6 March 2014 10:17 a.m. by OrionNZ

Insurance Advisory for Flooding

Insurance Advisory for Flooding

Thursday, 6 March 2014 10:16 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Featured Popular

Below are a couple of releases regarding insurance and the floods. 

Museum suffers water damage

Museum suffers water damage

Thursday, 6 March 2014 10:00 a.m. by CantyMuseum

Canterbury Street Main Topic for Earth Structures Conference

Canterbury Street Main Topic for Earth Structures Conference

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 6:37 p.m. by Lawrie Popular

Christchurch will be the principal topic of conversation at the 2014 which will be held at Australian Technology Park in Sydney on 27 – 28 May.