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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

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

 

Reel Life in Canterbury tour next month

Reel Life in Canterbury tour next month

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 4:46 p.m. by PRNews

 

PlaceMakers opens new store in Christchurch

PlaceMakers opens new store in Christchurch

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 4:43 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Rebellion in Christchurch…

Rebellion in Christchurch…

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 9:11 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

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

Outcasts win High Court battle

Outcasts win High Court battle

Monday, 26 August 2013 9:54 p.m. by EQCTruths

 

Statement regarding Christchurch East By-Election and Rebuild Christchurch

Statement regarding Christchurch East By-Election and Rebuild Christchurch

Monday, 26 August 2013 5:48 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

On Friday I officially submitted my nomination with Labour to seek the selection for the Christchurch East By-Election which will be held as a result of Lianne Dalziel stepping down from her MP role to campaign to be the next Mayor of Christchurch. My media statement is

Greater diversity important for Christchurch

Greater diversity important for Christchurch

Monday, 26 August 2013 11:28 a.m. by MelanieRiwaiCouch Featured Popular

With local body elections looming we need to be thinking very seriously about how we can best make our vote count.

EQC Commits Contempt of Court

EQC Commits Contempt of Court

Monday, 26 August 2013 10:45 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

On 27 June, Justice Collins ordered EQC to pay the legal fees of Bryan Staples, after EQC had unnecessarily dragged him into its proceeding.  The outcome solidified my respect for the New Zealand judiciary.  EQC had clearly dragged him into the proceeding without justification and the judge ordered EQC to pay its costs.    

National opens nominations for Chch East By-election

National opens nominations for Chch East By-election

Sunday, 25 August 2013 2:03 p.m. by PRNews

Nominations for the National Party’s candidate to contest the upcoming Christchurch East By-election open tomorrow (Monday 26 August).

CanCERN Newsletter #97 -  23rd August 2013

CanCERN Newsletter #97 - 23rd August 2013

Friday, 23 August 2013 4:52 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

Dear Members

Rising from the rubble - stories of High Street

Rising from the rubble - stories of High Street

Friday, 23 August 2013 4:07 p.m. by PRNews Recommended Popular

The Canterbury earthquakes irrevocably damaged Christchurch’s High Street precinct. The area’s Victorian and Edwardian streetscapes and series of lively interconnected laneways have changed forever, with a majority of its mostly masonry heritage buildings now demolished. 

Why Health & Safety?

Why Health & Safety?

Friday, 23 August 2013 12:37 p.m. by H&S Matt

 

Disaster experts say this week is critical for Wellington companies

Disaster experts say this week is critical for Wellington companies

Friday, 23 August 2013 9:31 a.m. by PRNews

A team of University of Canterbury (UC) disaster experts say this week is critical for businesses in Wellington and Marlborough.

Christchurch could become a state of the art cycle-friendly city

Christchurch could become a state of the art cycle-friendly city

Friday, 23 August 2013 9:30 a.m. by PRNews

A University of Canterbury (UC) transport expert believes Christchurch could become a state of the art cycle-friendly city.

I Need Your Help!  Please Like https://www.facebook.com/EQCTruthsBlog

I Need Your Help! Please Like https://www.facebook.com/EQCTruthsBlog

Thursday, 22 August 2013 10:55 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

I am an exceedingly independent person and I hate asking anyone for help.  However, I desperately need help from everyone who reads this blog and has benefited from this information over the past nine months.  Please go to  and like it. 

 

As you know, the EQC and the Solicitor General have launched a frivolous court action against me because I have been one of EQC&rsqu ...

EQC Wastes $158,000 Unsuccessfully Persecuting EQC Truths

EQC Wastes $158,000 Unsuccessfully Persecuting EQC Truths

Thursday, 22 August 2013 7:04 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

EQC issued the following press release earlier today confirming that it has spent $158,000 on its ridiculous case against me. .  In late June, I filed a motion to strike EQC’s frivolous claim and, thus far, EQC have not responded to my motion.

 

The figure is a colossal waste of money from EQC and Chapman Tripp.  Of course, Chapman Tripp and its parasitical lawyers are intentionally churning legal bills ...

Temple Guardians

Temple Guardians

Thursday, 22 August 2013 12:56 p.m. by TempleforChCh

We need volunteers to act as “Temple Guardians” during the time it is open to the public (Sep 1st – 14th). In this role, you act as the caretaker of both the Temple and its participants; ensuring the safety of the site and providing information and support to those who require it. This is a very important role, as you are the public face of the Temple, and we need Guardians to be present on-site at all times. No experience required, all you need is some spare time and a friendl ...

Spectrum Print in permanent new Chch home

Spectrum Print in permanent new Chch home

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 10:44 p.m. by PRNews

Spectrum Print has announced it will open the doors of its new production facility on 2nd September, ending a two and a half year period without a plant after being displaced by the February 2011 earthquake.

CANTERBURY RECOVERY UPDATE 20 August 2013

CANTERBURY RECOVERY UPDATE 20 August 2013

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 2:42 p.m. by IAGinsurance Featured Popular

Update on rebuild business page here: 

Do You Believe in Miracles?

Do You Believe in Miracles?

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 10:45 a.m. by EQCTruths

EQC simultaneously tells us that we must excuse its incessant and numberless delays because “this is an unprecedented disaster” whilst simultaneously promising miraculous outcomes to claimants, the most unbelievable of which is EQC’s ability to “repair” houses that any sane person deems necessary to demolish.

District Plan Review - finding the balance

District Plan Review - finding the balance

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 5:06 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Christchurch City Council is asking the people of Christchurch to take part in the district plan review and wants them to weigh up the issues to help them find the right balance for future land use. 

Final push for volunteers!

Final push for volunteers!

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 4:39 p.m. by TempleforChCh

10 days till the Temple opens; one month till it burns! Excitement is building as we get closer and closer to the Temples opening date of September 1st. We need all the volunteers we can get down at the Temple site for the final push to complete construction on time. Most of the supporting framework has been built, but it still needs to be clad with ripped down demolition timber to form the Temples walls. Cladding is one of the most fun and easy jobs available to do onsite- creating the Temples ...

Evening shifts for the final push!

Evening shifts for the final push!

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 4:39 p.m. by TempleforChCh

10 days till the Temple opens; one month till it burns! Excitement is building as we get closer and closer to the Temples opening date of September 1st. We need all the volunteers we can get down at the Temple site for the final push to complete construction on time. Most of the supporting framework has been built, but it still needs to be clad with ripped demolition timber to form the Temples walls. Cladding is one of the most fun and easy jobs available to do onsite- creating the Temples writi ...

Christchurch Arts Festival opens this week

Christchurch Arts Festival opens this week

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 9:29 a.m. by PRNews

Christchurch Arts Festival opens this week with a theatrical world premiere, a major exhibition on the impact of the earthquakes on people’s lives, a display of thousands of flags expressing the hopes and dreams of local children, plus sexy cabaret and opera for children.

Our thoughts are with Seddon

Our thoughts are with Seddon

Monday, 19 August 2013 2:30 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

As a spate of quakes continues to rumble at the North of the South Island, our thoughts are with the people of Seddon. The disruption and heartache caused during these times is all too familiar for many of us. Keep strong and stick together….

Context Architects Appoints South Island Director

Context Architects Appoints South Island Director

Monday, 19 August 2013 11:13 a.m. by PRNews

Media Release: Context Architects

EQC Spends $6,900 on “Executive Coaching” for Ian Simpson

EQC Spends $6,900 on “Executive Coaching” for Ian Simpson

Saturday, 17 August 2013 3:41 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

According to the most recent CEO expense report available at , Ian Simpson spent $6,900 on one day of “Executive Coaching”.  Why does EQC need to spend such an inordinate sum of money on Ian Simpson’s “professional development” when the EQC Ministry of Propaganda routinely churns out propaganda depicting him as some infallible being?

Surveyor calls for EQC audit

Surveyor calls for EQC audit

Saturday, 17 August 2013 11:20 a.m. by EQCTruths

This is an excellent piece by Martin Van Beynen at the Press explaining the appalling quality of most EQC assessments.  I commend Adrian for standing up and outlining exactly what is wrong with most EQC assessments.       Perception is more important than reality at EQC.  EQC demonstrates why central planning and government control seldom […]