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A danger Christchurch’s past will be forgotten, UC lecturer says

A danger Christchurch’s past will be forgotten, UC lecturer says

Thursday, 11 October 2012 8:51 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

There is a danger that most ongoing memories about Christchurch will just be about the city’s earthquakes and not the great things that once stood in the 162 years beforehand, a University of Canterbury (UC) researcher said today.

UC future very strong: Adversity brings improvement says ex-New York trader

UC future very strong: Adversity brings improvement says ex-New York trader

Thursday, 11 October 2012 8:49 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Former New York equities trader Doug Hastie said today the University of Canterbury (UC) had a strong future and he wanted to be part of the Christchurch rebuild.

Men’s Sheds come to Christchurch

Men’s Sheds come to Christchurch

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 3:40 p.m. by NickyWagner

For Want of a Nail

For Want of a Nail

Monday, 8 October 2012 10:53 p.m. by KrisV Popular

Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where this blogger is?

Christchurch Airport reports $19.6M profit

Christchurch Airport reports $19.6M profit

Monday, 8 October 2012 9:28 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Red Cross to give second round of Winter Assistance

Red Cross to give second round of Winter Assistance

Monday, 8 October 2012 3:19 p.m. by RedCross Popular

The New Zealand Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Commission today approved more help with electricity bills for all households that received its 2012 Winter Assistance Grant.

Grassroots football boosted by grants

Grassroots football boosted by grants

Monday, 8 October 2012 2:22 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Grassroots football has been given yet another financial boost two years on from the All Whites 2010 FIFA World Cup campaign, which saw the establishment of the New Zealand Football Foundation.

How much life insurance is enough?

How much life insurance is enough?

Monday, 8 October 2012 1:04 p.m. by JanineStarks Popular

Christchurch, it’s time for a cup of tea?

Christchurch, it’s time for a cup of tea?

Monday, 8 October 2012 11:43 a.m. by ChChTony Popular

UC student wins award in Australasian competition

UC student wins award in Australasian competition

Monday, 8 October 2012 8:59 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

 

Whinging & Carping With Other Christchurch Earthquake TC3 friends

Whinging & Carping With Other Christchurch Earthquake TC3 friends

Sunday, 7 October 2012 9:21 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Good morning all! Had an awesome night out at the Rebuild Christchurch Whinging & Carping party. Thank you to the organisers. It was a shame the event wasn’t better attended, which we hope does NOT indicate that people in Christchurch have become too worn down to be bothered to go to social events.

More than a question of stadiums

More than a question of stadiums

Friday, 5 October 2012 3:30 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Civil Defence Release of independent review into earthquake response

Civil Defence Release of independent review into earthquake response

Friday, 5 October 2012 12:09 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

The independent was today released by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management.

Recent success for Calcon

Recent success for Calcon

Friday, 5 October 2012 9:32 a.m. by AnnaH Popular

Calcon continues to play a major role in the development on infrastructure around the Canterbury region.

Christchurch rebuilders given safety message

Christchurch rebuilders given safety message

Wednesday, 3 October 2012 7:20 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Army urban training exercise in CBD Red Zone

Army urban training exercise in CBD Red Zone

Wednesday, 3 October 2012 5:39 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch’s Red Zone is providing a training opportunity for the Defence Force seeking to hone their skills for operating in complex urban environments.

cathedral bells arrive in UK for assessment

cathedral bells arrive in UK for assessment

Wednesday, 3 October 2012 3:17 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Thirteen bells rescued from an earthquake-hit cathedral have been brought from New Zealand for assessment.

Christchurch Earthquake: Trauma Recovery

Christchurch Earthquake: Trauma Recovery

Wednesday, 3 October 2012 12:18 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

 

Red Cross Wins Two International Awards

Red Cross Wins Two International Awards

Wednesday, 3 October 2012 11:44 a.m. by RedCross Featured Popular

RED CROSS WINS TWO INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

Earthquakes no excuse to experiment on our kids - Hipkins

Earthquakes no excuse to experiment on our kids - Hipkins

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 7:40 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Young Canterbury entrepreneur wins tourism award

Young Canterbury entrepreneur wins tourism award

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 7:39 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Loss of Christchurch’s Cranmer Courts a disaster

Loss of Christchurch’s Cranmer Courts a disaster

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 7:38 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Cycle-share schemes for the next generation

Cycle-share schemes for the next generation

Monday, 1 October 2012 8:18 p.m. by HappyZine Popular

Progress stories to help provide way forward

Progress stories to help provide way forward

Monday, 1 October 2012 3:33 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

As part of our latest redevelopment we increased more of our focus more to solutions and progress within the rebuild of christchurch. Part of this involves talking to people who are getting through the process with an outcome whether great or small and analyzing the progress from a wide range of different angles.

Christchurch Inventor and Local Plaster Firm Named Finalist in National Awards

Christchurch Inventor and Local Plaster Firm Named Finalist in National Awards

Monday, 1 October 2012 3:29 p.m. by RecoverCanterbury Popular

A Christchurch inventor and a local plastics firm, with support from the city’s business support agencies, have developed a product that keeps a house not just warm, but also safe - and the product’s potential has been recognised at the New Zealand Innovators Awards.

Red zone residents stories documented

Red zone residents' stories documented

Monday, 1 October 2012 10:14 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Many of the heart-broken red zone people of Christchurch who have been ordered to leave their homes, communities and suburbs because of the earthquakes are telling their stories to the University of Canterbury (UC).

Shane Taurima interviews Hekia Parata

Shane Taurima interviews Hekia Parata

Sunday, 30 September 2012 8:16 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

GNS scientist lectures on Canterbury earthquakes at UC

GNS scientist lectures on Canterbury earthquakes at UC

Friday, 28 September 2012 9:48 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch has had 58 earthquakes over magnitude 5.0 since September 4, 2010 and GNS Science says there is a 72 percent probability of an earthquake between 5.0 and 5.4 in the next 12 months.

Report analyses visitor support during Chch earthquake

Report analyses visitor support during Chch earthquake

Friday, 28 September 2012 9:47 a.m. by PRNews Popular

A new report released today analyses how thousands of visitors were supported following the 22 February Christchurch earthquake.

Damage to Christchurch infrastructure examined in presentation

Damage to Christchurch infrastructure examined in presentation

Friday, 28 September 2012 9:45 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Day 755 in Review - 27 September 2012

Day 755 in Review - 27 September 2012

Thursday, 27 September 2012 6:43 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Today  has seen some large amount of activity and some of the information put out by both the Christchurch City Council and the Government is important so here is a run down of all the comminications for today. Click the links to be taken to the story you are interested in and come back to view more. 

Council approves memorial tree in Latimer Square

Council approves memorial tree in Latimer Square

Thursday, 27 September 2012 5:44 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

 

The Canterbury Spring – Democracy Rising

The Canterbury Spring – Democracy Rising

Thursday, 27 September 2012 5:22 p.m. by GlennLivingstone Popular

A NOTICE OF MOTION ON DEMOCRACY AT THE CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 27 2012

New Brighton Project Update September 2012

New Brighton Project Update September 2012

Wednesday, 26 September 2012 6:34 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

 

Inaugural Spring River Festival: Great line up for festival gigs announced

Inaugural Spring River Festival: Great line up for festival gigs announced

Wednesday, 26 September 2012 10:24 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

An awesome line up of bands has been announced for the two concerts planned for the inaugural Spring River Festival over Labour Weekend.

Trying to understand the drilling process - September 2012

Trying to understand the drilling process - September 2012

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 3:50 p.m. by CanCERN Recommended Popular

Why have the insurers decided not to sign up to a collaborative programme with EQC?

The audacity of Democracy

The audacity of Democracy

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 2:58 p.m. by GlennLivingstone Popular

This is the speech I prepared in full for Suffrage Day, September 19, here in Christchurch. It had to be edited to ensure that children could speak – which is the very reason we gathered, the future place of democracy in Christchurch itself:

Different flavour of businesses in Chch - research

Different flavour of businesses in Chch - research

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 1:51 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

A post-quake Christchurch is likely to see a different mix of businesses occupying the future CBD and new long-term concentrations of businesses outside the central city, University of Canterbury (UC) research has found.

Teachers, the unsung heroes of Chch earthquakes

Teachers, the unsung heroes of Chch earthquakes

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 1:49 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Christchurch: The little organic shop the community bought

Christchurch: The little organic shop the community bought

Monday, 24 September 2012 8:56 p.m. by HappyZine Popular

by Steve Carter

Opportunities for displaced mine workers in Christchurch rebuild

Opportunities for displaced mine workers in Christchurch rebuild

Monday, 24 September 2012 5:05 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Christchurch rebuild should mean no loss of skills or employment opportunities for the South Island following today’s announcement by Solid Energy restructuring operations at the Spring Creek Mine and its Head Office, said Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker.

Orions network rebuild accelerates

Orion's network rebuild accelerates

Monday, 24 September 2012 1:33 p.m. by OrionNZ Popular

What weighs about 270 tonnes, stretches nearly 16 kilometres and will take 18 road trips over three days?

Social crisis deepens following Christchurch earthquake

Social crisis deepens following Christchurch earthquake

Sunday, 23 September 2012 7:18 p.m. by user1 Featured Popular

The New Zealand city of Christchurch was hit by its first destructive earthquake in September 2010, and a second quake in February 2011 that killed 185 people. More than two years later, the city of 300,000, along with nearby communities such as Kaiapoi, are enduring a deepening social crisis for which the National Party government is directly responsible. Thousands of residents have left due to the destruction of houses and jobs, and many others are still living in damaged houses or in overcrow ...

Miyamoto Impact launches joint company in NZ

Miyamoto Impact launches joint company in NZ

Friday, 21 September 2012 3:09 p.m. by rachel_a Popular

Up to 25,000 buildings around the country assessed as earthquake prone, a new company has been established - drawing on local knowledge and international experience - to help building owners understand the issues associated with earthquake risk and design affordable seismic strengthening solutions.

St John says thanks to Federated Farmers

St John says thanks to Federated Farmers

Thursday, 20 September 2012 4:24 p.m. by PRNews Popular

St John would like to acknowledge and thank Federated Farmers’ Adverse Events Trust for their recent $54,326 donation.

Christchurch earthquake engineers benchmark themselves against the world

Christchurch earthquake engineers benchmark themselves against the world

Thursday, 20 September 2012 11:45 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Five seismic engineers from Christchurch’s Aurecon office are heading to Lisbon to benchmark their knowledge and skills at the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering.

This recovery has been done to us

This recovery has been done to us

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 6:13 p.m. by Coleman Popular

'N ihil de nobis, sine nobis' is an old Latin phrase used by the disability community in the 1990s. It means 'nothing about us without us'!

Community Network Page Upgrade

Community Network Page Upgrade

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 3:12 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Popular

Very shortly we are about to launch another website update.

Pilot programme gives hope to Chchs environment and young people

Pilot programme gives hope to Chchs environment and young people

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 1:31 p.m. by PRNews Popular

An innovative new programme will address two of Christchurch’s pressing needs post-earthquakes: its damaged environment and its out-of-work young people.

Childrens own perspectives on the Christchurch quakes

Childrens own perspectives on the Christchurch quakes

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:17 a.m. by reflections Featured Popular



Appeal funds strengthen Christchurch community spaces

Appeal funds strengthen Christchurch community spaces

Tuesday, 18 September 2012 9:22 p.m. by EarthquakeAppeal Popular

FURTHER FUNDING FOR CANTERBURY BUSINESSES A HUGE BOOST

FURTHER FUNDING FOR CANTERBURY BUSINESSES A HUGE BOOST

Tuesday, 18 September 2012 4:38 p.m. by RecoverCanterbury Popular

 

St Martins Supermarket reopens with a New Car Park Safety Initiative

St Martins Supermarket reopens with a New Car Park Safety Initiative

Monday, 17 September 2012 3:16 p.m. by PRNews Popular

St Martins New World supermarket reopens tomorrow.

Whats a would be retiring couple to do with lashings of assets and a dollop of income with a finite shelf-life? Janine Starks asks the hard questions and offers some solutions.

What's a would be retiring couple to do with lashings of assets and a dollop of income with a finite shelf-life? Janine Starks asks the hard questions and offers some solutions.

Monday, 17 September 2012 3:09 p.m. by JanineStarks

Lets put this into perspective.  You’ve got lashings of assets (it all adds up to $1.12 million and only $250,000 is tied up in your home).  You also have lashings of income remaining after you give up work, thanks to your other business interests and part-time jobs. 

Whats a would be retiring couple to do with lashings of assets and a dollop of income with a finite shelf-life? Janine Starks asks the hard questions and offers some solutions.

What's a would be retiring couple to do with lashings of assets and a dollop of income with a finite shelf-life? Janine Starks asks the hard questions and offers some solutions.

Monday, 17 September 2012 3:09 p.m. by JanineStarks

Lets put this into perspective.  You’ve got lashings of assets (it all adds up to $1.12 million and only $250,000 is tied up in your home).  You also have lashings of income remaining after you give up work, thanks to your other business interests and part-time jobs. 

First cinema opens in Christchurch since quakes

First cinema opens in Christchurch since quakes

Monday, 17 September 2012 2:23 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

The Shock Doctrine

The Shock Doctrine

Monday, 17 September 2012 11:51 a.m. by ChChTony Popular

Land confiscations in Christchurch, New Zealand By the National Government

Land confiscations in Christchurch, New Zealand By the National Government

Monday, 17 September 2012 10:03 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory 573 days