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Christchurch – A City Surviving on Response Volunteers

Christchurch – A City Surviving on Response Volunteers

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 9:37 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Points on maps, and points about each map

Points on maps, and points about each map

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 1:26 p.m. by TheConcert

It’s an interesting thing, discussing regions and sizes in a place you find wholly unfamiliar. The last few days our efforts and discussions have centred largely around mapping, accessibility of information, and the delicate balance between detail and ease of understanding.

To do or not to do...

To do or not to do...

Monday, 26 November 2012 9:45 p.m. by KrisV Popular

Times Square!

Times Square!

Monday, 26 November 2012 5:53 p.m. by TheConcert

It’s Sunday night here in NY so we thought we’d head to a near by bar to watch some Sunday Night Football (Green Bay Packers vs New York Giants for those interested, Giants smashed them 38-10). Went for a quick walk into Times Square and took this panorama – look closely to see what takes up one of the main billboards…

Tenants Protection Association moved to Tuam Street

Tenants Protection Association moved to Tuam Street

Monday, 26 November 2012 4:24 p.m. by tenantspa Popular

Tenants Protection Association (ChCh) Inc, have moved to Christchurch Community House at 113 Tuam Street.  Please feel free to drop in and see us. 

Rally for Democracy - Our City - Our Say - 1st December 2012

Rally for Democracy - Our City - Our Say - 1st December 2012

Monday, 26 November 2012 1:09 p.m. by PRNews Recommended Popular

Cantabrians will march from Latimer Square to Cranmer Square past their Provincial Council Chambers on 1st December demanding the Government give back DEMOCRACY to their city

Running for the East

Running for the East

Monday, 26 November 2012 12:24 a.m. by GlennLivingstone Popular

I’m in the midst of training for the Coast to Coast endurance event in February next year. And training in the most enchanted ward in the city, Burwood/Pegasus,

A snapshot of what we’ve been doing

A snapshot of what we’ve been doing

Sunday, 25 November 2012 10:15 a.m. by TheConcert

I just realised none of our updates have properly explained what we’re spending our days doing over here. As we’ve mentioned, one of the barriers to an efficient clean up following the hurricane has been a lack of communication and coordination between the countless organisations which are volunteering to help with the clean up. This was noticed a couple of weeks ago and we were asked to come over here in the hope that we can find a solution… I

Movember 2012 Update

Movember 2012 Update

Saturday, 24 November 2012 10:05 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

The Coffey team are looking pretty good, the Moustaches are improving their collective productivity, awesomeness and masculinity.

Nominations now open for Project Christmas

Nominations now open for Project Christmas

Saturday, 24 November 2012 9:21 a.m. by benyoung Featured Popular

Nominations have now opened for Project Christmas, they close on the 16th of December 2012.

Project Christmas Nominations Opening

Project Christmas Nominations Opening

Friday, 23 November 2012 2:36 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Helping people who don’t normally put their hands up.

Central city transport plan backed by Environment Canterbury

Central city transport plan backed by Environment Canterbury

Friday, 23 November 2012 2:32 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Environment Canterbury welcomes the release of the draft transport plan for the central city by the Christchurch Central Development Unit.

First groups of Uni of Otago Chch staff return to hospital building

First groups of Uni of Otago Chch staff return to hospital building

Friday, 23 November 2012 2:27 p.m. by PRNews Popular

University of Otago, Christchurch, staff move back into their building The first group of staff from the University of Otago, Christchurch (UOC) will move back into their building after 21 months in temporary premises.

EPIC to contribute to growth of Christchurch

EPIC to contribute to growth of Christchurch

Friday, 23 November 2012 2:26 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, 23 November 2012 12:26 p.m. by TheConcert

Yep, it’s that holiday that we all hear about in NZ but never really understand. To be honest I still don’t really understand it but I can tell you one thing, the food is epic! Turkey left right and centre, pies (of the dessert kind, not steak & cheese) galore, and people who are thankful for what they have (no matter how little it is, especially in current circumstances). A pretty cool occasion on all accounts.

EPIC Enterprise and Innovation hub official opening

EPIC Enterprise and Innovation hub official opening

Friday, 23 November 2012 11:33 a.m. by NickyWagner

Dancers highlight the need for an accessible city

Dancers highlight the need for an accessible city

Thursday, 22 November 2012 1:57 p.m. by AccessibleCHCH Recommended Popular

The emotive and persuasive power of dance will be used to draw attention to the need for a truly accessible Christchurch.

Forced acquisitions not attractive - specialist

Forced acquisitions not attractive - specialist

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 9:47 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Affected landowners should be concerned about two aspects of the way that the Christchurch Central Development Unit proceeds with compulsory land acquisition in the CBD, according to Catherine Schache, a commercial law specialist at Duncan Cotterill.

More evidence of Christchurch rent gouging

More evidence of Christchurch rent gouging

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 1:26 p.m. by PRNews Popular

New Zealand First says more evidence of rent gouging has emerged with a Christchurch family with nine young children landed with a rent increase of $100 a week to take their weekly rental from $460 to $560.

How technology makes disaster response fast (this one is shorter – Day 5)

How technology makes disaster response fast (this one is shorter – Day 5)

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 11:39 a.m. by TheConcert

The thing about disasters is that people want to help. In a city of 25 million people (or thereabouts), that’s a lot of help. Some of this help is from people who own businesses – big ones.

Exit Show

Exit Show

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 8:02 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

[THESIS 2012] For a preview of the thesis student’s final exhibition, titled the Exit Show, check out Biran’s slick youtube video! VIEW VIDEO

SILVER LINING TO MARMITE SCARCITY FOR PROJECT CHRISTMAS

SILVER LINING TO MARMITE SCARCITY FOR PROJECT CHRISTMAS

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 4:14 p.m. by Swiggs Recommended Featured Popular

The Rebuild Christchurch Foundation has found a novel way to raise funds this Christmas, through auctioning photographs of empty Marmite jars donated by New Zealand celebrities including Rachel Hunter, Sir Graham Henry, Jaquie Brown and Trelise Cooper.

Hundreds of ideas entered to transform Christchurch city

Hundreds of ideas entered to transform Christchurch city

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 12:16 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The ultimate gamer’s paradise, a student discount grocery and a giant roller-skating rink are just a few of the more than 300 Big Ideas submitted by Christchurch youth to the Big Idea website and collection points since the campaign launched on Oct 27.

A snapshot of where we’re at, rather than what we’re doing (Day 4)

A snapshot of where we’re at, rather than what we’re doing (Day 4)

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 8:38 a.m. by TheConcert

Well it’s been a busy couple of days. After one day on our feet meeting people, helping with random tasks that arose, figuring out who’s who and how things work on the ground, we were thrown right into the mix helping oversee the distribution of 25,000 heat packs and 90 boxes of Thermals. Always looks good when you’re briefing 100 people (in a fake US accent), and someone asks for your phone number so they can call if they have

Christchurch the accessible city

Christchurch the accessible city

Sunday, 18 November 2012 9:36 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

Great to see the draft transport plan for Christchurch has been released 

Christchurch Innovation Recognised in IBM Smarter Cities Challenge

Christchurch Innovation Recognised in IBM Smarter Cities Challenge

Sunday, 18 November 2012 8:16 p.m. by PRNews Popular

A Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC) initiative designed to record the innovation being used in the city’s earthquake rebuild and make it available for use on other projects has been named as a winner in the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge for 2013.

CCDU- what are you doing???

CCDU- what are you doing???

Sunday, 18 November 2012 10:39 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 635 days 

Day 1 Ends (the first of what we think will be 3 endings to today)

Day 1 Ends (the first of what we think will be 3 endings to today)

Saturday, 17 November 2012 2:33 p.m. by TheConcert

Tiredness mixed with itchy woollen headwear leads to a great face and head rub. Makes for great thinking time! After a surprisingly great first sleep in our RV home, we have managed to achieve a lot in our first day at St Francis De Sales – the ‘base’ in the thick of it all.

Duchess of Cornwall visits ShelterBox team

Duchess of Cornwall visits ShelterBox team

Friday, 16 November 2012 5:44 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Today’s Christchurch visit by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall provides recognition of the New Zealand ShelterBox team’s post-earthquake efforts and their disaster response contribution around the world.

Finding Diamonds in the Christchurch Earthquake Rubble

Finding Diamonds in the Christchurch Earthquake Rubble

Thursday, 15 November 2012 1:21 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Who would have thought we’d find diamonds in the Christchurch Earthquake Rubble?

VOLUNTEER ARMY FOUNDATION TO ASSIST IN HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY

VOLUNTEER ARMY FOUNDATION TO ASSIST IN HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY

Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:56 p.m. by TheConcert Popular

The Volunteer Army Foundation has been invited by Global DIRT (Disaster Immediate Response Team, globaldirt.org) to assist a clean-up operation in Belle Harbor, New York.

Vero ramps up activity in Christchurch

Vero ramps up activity in Christchurch

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 5:35 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Vero continues to make progress in Christchurch. In September this year Vero was the first insurer to provide customers with scheduled dates for their reinstatements and is currently planning for an increase in rebuilding activity leading into the New Year.

Christchurch Appeal Trust reports annual progress

Christchurch Appeal Trust reports annual progress

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 3:29 p.m. by EarthquakeAppeal Featured Popular

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust today reported on its progress and financial statements for the 15 months from establishment to 30 June 2012 and its Trustees remain committed to supporting Canterbury through the different phases of recovery from the earthquakes.

Mazda Foundation supports inspirational initiatives

Mazda Foundation supports inspirational initiatives

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 7:28 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Mazda Foundation has donated $62,366 to 27 individuals and groups from around New Zealand, as part of the Foundation’s final round of funding for 2012.

Vero challenges EQC Chairmans comments

Vero challenges EQC Chairman's comments

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 9:17 a.m. by PRNews Popular

New Zealand’s second largest insurer, Vero is challenging comments by EQC Chairman, Michael Wintringham in the EQC’s latest Annual Report.

Reviews: Christchurch City Quake Book

Reviews: Christchurch City Quake Book

Monday, 12 November 2012 4:55 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Reviews about my new Christchurch city quake book, Café Reflections, have started to come in from readers.  It’s great to get feedback on a project that you have put your heart and soul into over the past eight years. So far, it has all been positive, though I do welcome respectfully given constructive feedback too. [...]

Ombudsmen face new challenges in ensuring fair treatment

Ombudsmen face new challenges in ensuring fair treatment

Monday, 12 November 2012 12:39 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Natural disaster, public service cuts and private provision of public services are among the issues under scrutiny by Ombudsmen at this week’s World Conference in Wellington.

The Christchurch City Blueprint – Major Project economic considerations

The Christchurch City Blueprint – Major Project economic considerations

Monday, 12 November 2012 10:46 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

The release of the Blueprint Masterplan in July was a huge boost to the city and people of Christchurch. 

Review: Bob Parker’s Book Ripped Apart: A City In Chaos

Review: Bob Parker’s Book Ripped Apart: A City In Chaos

Saturday, 10 November 2012 9:47 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

The following review of Bob Parker’s Book, Ripped Apart: A City In Chaos, is based on a Red Zone Business Recovery Operation that involved the NZRT, the Mayor’s Office and Donnell Jewellers, including my parents, Richard and Ngaio Donnell. The Donnell Jewellers version of the story has also been included in my book, Cafe Reflections: [...]

C1 Espresso official reopening

C1 Espresso official reopening

Friday, 9 November 2012 3:09 p.m. by NickyWagner

Waterloo Business Park shows confidence

Waterloo Business Park shows confidence

Friday, 9 November 2012 12:08 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Opportunity to create something special for Christchurch, says UC music researcher

Opportunity to create something special for Christchurch, says UC music researcher

Friday, 9 November 2012 11:04 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The way is open for Christchurch to create something special for its music scene, a University of Canterbury (UC) researcher said today.

Artist fires colour into Central City

Artist fires colour into Central City

Thursday, 8 November 2012 8:04 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The public are invited to come and watch an explosive work of art take shape in the Central City this Saturday [10 November].

Christchurch to get creative with new schools

Christchurch to get creative with new schools

Thursday, 8 November 2012 8:03 p.m. by PRNews Popular

A leaflet describing possibilities for modern 21st century schools in greater Christchurch will be delivered to 160,000 local households over the next week.

We are seeking volunteers for a study on the effects of the Canterbury earthquakes

We are seeking volunteers for a study on the effects of the Canterbury earthquakes

Thursday, 8 November 2012 2:07 p.m. by ChristchurchEQStudy Featured Popular

We are conducting a small research project to understand more about how people cope with very difficult experiences, such as the Christchurch earthquake sequence.

LUXCity – the Event

LUXCity – the Event

Thursday, 8 November 2012 1:04 p.m. by LuxCity Popular

LUXCity – Day 2 – Setup

LUXCity – Day 2 – Setup

Thursday, 8 November 2012 1:02 p.m. by LuxCity Popular

 

LUXCity – Day 1 – setup + testing

LUXCity – Day 1 – setup + testing

Thursday, 8 November 2012 12:47 p.m. by LuxCity Popular

 

LUXCity Sites – before

LUXCity Sites – before

Thursday, 8 November 2012 12:37 p.m. by LuxCity Popular

Half truths about redevelopment work miss the point - HNZC

Half truths about redevelopment work miss the point - HNZC

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 4:00 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Recent comments about Housing New Zealand operations, particularly our redevelopments miss the point - we need more state housing where there is demand, and less where there isn't demand says General Manager, Asset Development , Sean Bignell.

BCITO connects construction employers and career seekers

BCITO connects construction employers and career seekers

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 10:53 a.m. by PRNews Popular

As the demand for up to 30,000 construction workers in Christchurch picks up, the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) is connecting employers with eager career seekers.

Victims Voice rebuilds in Christchurch

Victims Voice rebuilds in Christchurch

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 10:51 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Investigations into the earthquake impact on Christchurch’s pedestrian bridges

Investigations into the earthquake impact on Christchurch’s pedestrian bridges

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 10:15 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Many Christchurch pedestrian bridges were damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes and more than 50 percent of the bridges in the city will need to be repaired.

UC researching Canterbury hospitals’ collective resilience following earthquakes

UC researching Canterbury hospitals’ collective resilience following earthquakes

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 10:13 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

A University of Canterbury (UC) researcher is looking at all the hospitals in Canterbury to determine their collective resilience as a network during the earthquakes.

study finds liquefaction caused far more damage than the shaking

study finds liquefaction caused far more damage than the shaking

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 3:12 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

A year-long University of Canterbury (UC) students’ study has found liquefaction caused far more damage than ground movement in the Christchurch earthquakes.