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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.

Enable captions for guided instructions.

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.

Christchurch retail spending continues to increase

Christchurch retail spending continues to increase

Thursday, 26 September 2013 3:33 p.m. by PRNews

Christchurch's growth in retail and hospitality spending continues to outpace that at the national level, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Bodytok brings lip-smacking exhibition to ArtBox

Bodytok brings lip-smacking exhibition to ArtBox

Thursday, 26 September 2013 3:32 p.m. by PRNews Popular

CPIT’s ArtBox is about to become a human instrument archive. ArtBox has partnered with Christchurch Art gallery and the SCAPE 7 Public Art Biennial to present Bodytok Quintet: The Human Instrument Archive by ‘sound and intermedia’ artist Phil Dadson.

I is for Insurance

I is for Insurance

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 4:35 p.m. by andreac414

There is hardly a person in the ward who hasn’t been impacted by insurance issues. It is the number one issue facing people when I have been out door knocking. I have been supporting residents in Burwood Pegasus and also the Flockton Basin, using my broad knowledge of the Geological processes and global issues. I have worked in conjunction with , Renew Brighton, Human Right’s Commission, 100 day housing plan, Cancern and been to many public meetings and forums. 

H is for Housing

H is for Housing

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 3:15 p.m. by andreac414

The Housing Crisis is one of the very first issues I began working on when I became involved in issues facing the East. I was involved from day 1 of the 100 Day Housing Group and produced work that was eventually sent to Wellington and resulted in the Chief Human Rights Commissioner coming down to Christchurch to discuss with us the issues we were facing and undertook to provide further research and support for these complex issues.

Canterbury Museum announces street art exhibition - Oi You

Canterbury Museum announces street art exhibition - Oi You

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 12:06 p.m. by CantyMuseum Popular

Canterbury Museum has announced its summer blockbuster exhibition, which will be the largest, and possibly most controversial, ever held at the facility. Presented in collaboration with Oi YOU! RISE, a celebration of street art, will open on Friday 20 December just in time for the summer tourist season.

Detailed Engineering Evaluations….. DEE’s

Detailed Engineering Evaluations….. DEE’s

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 8:52 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

G is for Green

G is for Green

Monday, 23 September 2013 8:12 p.m. by andreac414

Neighbours important in a Civil Defence emergency

Neighbours important in a Civil Defence emergency

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:34 p.m. by PRNews

Having a cuppa with your neighbour might not seem like a big deal, but it could ultimately lead to you and your neighbour helping each other get through a Civil Defence emergency.

Cathedral rebuild ignores opportunity - ICOMOS

Cathedral rebuild ignores opportunity - ICOMOS

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:33 p.m. by PRNews Popular

New Zealand’s principal organisation for heritage professionals says the decision of the Christchurch Anglican Church Property Trustees to replace Christ Church Cathedral with a contemporary rebuild is a backward step for heritage conservation in New Zealand and ignores the building’s significant heritage value and ongoing offers of support and engagement from the heritage profession.

Burger King reinvests in Christchurch

Burger King reinvests in Christchurch

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:31 p.m. by PRNews

Burger King is thrilled to announce the re-opening of its popular Carlton Corner Christchurch restaurant this week.

F is for Future-Proof

F is for Future-Proof

Sunday, 22 September 2013 9:26 p.m. by andreac414

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 Popular

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 …