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The Ruggie Principles, Human Rights and the Insurance Industry?

The Ruggie Principles, Human Rights and the Insurance Industry?

Saturday, 22 December 2012 4:16 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Is the insurance Industry aware of its duties to the people of Canterbury under The Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights? These principles, known as the Ruggie Principles are  endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council and later incorporated into OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (2011), ISO 26000, the new Sustainability Policy of the International Finance Corporation, and the European Commissions’ new Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy. The principles a ...

Christchurch stagnates….And so another year passes…..

Christchurch stagnates….And so another year passes…..

Friday, 21 December 2012 2:09 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 668 days…. Do we own our building…..142 days who knows…? The business community is swirling with rumours about the CCDU. Unfortunately I can not tell you most of them as I will end up …

Printing Christchurch Dollars – A Wacky Idea?  Some say not!            by William Mook (Guest Post)

Printing Christchurch Dollars – A Wacky Idea? Some say not! by William Mook (Guest Post)

Thursday, 20 December 2012 2:48 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Towns in Ireland and Britain are using alternative currency schemes to put wealth in their pockets.  Why not Christchurch? Shop owners in the small town of Clones began accepting the old Irish pound, the Irish Punt, last March to help …

HRV receives Chch earthquake honour

HRV receives Chch earthquake honour

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 7:19 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The community response by the team at HRV Canterbury South following the February 2011 earthquake was acknowledged by Mayor Bob Parker at a special service held by the Christchurch City Council.

Swarm Housing

Swarm Housing

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:15 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Multiplicity

Multiplicity

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:13 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Plant Science Park

Plant Science Park

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:11 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Live + Work + Play

Live + Work + Play

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:07 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Arts Centre

Arts Centre

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:03 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Avon Apartments

Avon Apartments

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:00 p.m. by FutureChChDesign

 

Avon Riverfront Market

Avon Riverfront Market

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 10:58 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Creative Startup

Creative Startup

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 10:55 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Armagh Street Mixed-Use

Armagh Street Mixed-Use

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 10:53 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

24 Hour Christchurch

24 Hour Christchurch

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 10:51 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Vertical Village

Vertical Village

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 10:47 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

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T.A.R.O URBAN PROJECT

T.A.R.O URBAN PROJECT

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 8:57 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Sun Spa Hotel

Sun Spa Hotel

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 8:46 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Eco-Village

Eco-Village

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 8:44 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Research Campus

Research Campus

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 8:28 p.m. by FutureChChDesign

 

Chocolate Relief - Sunday December 23rd 2012

Chocolate Relief - Sunday December 23rd 2012

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 8:11 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

On Sunday, December 23rd, She Chocolat will launch Chocolate Relief together with the support of The Red Cross and Rebuild Christchurch.

Project Christmas 2012 Update 2

Project Christmas 2012 Update 2

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 8:10 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

NZIA Awards

NZIA Awards

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 7:59 p.m. by FutureChChDesign

[THESIS 2012] Congratulations to the Future Christchurch thesis group for receiving honorable mention at the NZIA Student Design Awards! (link) VIDEO OF PRESENTATION PDF OF PRESENTATION BOARDS

The Stadium Building Experience

The Stadium Building Experience

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 3:53 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

A Potted History of UK Stadium and Arena Development With the AMI stadium out of action and blueprint plans for a new ‘central city stadium’ in the media recently we

The Truth and ‘Urban Myths’

The Truth and ‘Urban Myths’

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:54 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

I came across the latest ‘media release’ from the Insurance Council of New Zealand at the end of last week which had been published in the Dominion Post on 12/12/ 2012. I have not seen it published in Christchurch – …

The Ghosts of Christmas Past Post Christchurch Earthquake

The Ghosts of Christmas Past Post Christchurch Earthquake

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:19 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Remembering Christmas Past in the Silent Christchurch City Centre This is the second year that Christmas has not been ‘normal’ for me. Between 1975 and 2012, I was always involved with the pre-Christmas retail madness in Christchurch’s CBD. 

Christchurch Community House welcomes new premises

Christchurch Community House welcomes new premises

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 10:02 a.m. by NickyWagner

Mr Brownlee extends his own deadline on Port Hills zoning

Mr Brownlee extends his own deadline on Port Hills zoning

Monday, 17 December 2012 9:35 a.m. by WeCAN Popular

Mr Brownlee extends his own deadline on Port Hills zoning review but squashes red zoners need for deadline to be extended

Last views of a fallen city – a virtual tour of Christchurch’s Red Zone

Last views of a fallen city – a virtual tour of Christchurch’s Red Zone

Monday, 17 December 2012 9:22 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Some of the last panoramic views of Christchurch’s Red Zone have been preserved in the University of Canterbury (UC) QuakeStudies digital archive.

Tourism industry delighted by Quake City announcement

Tourism industry delighted by Quake City announcement

Monday, 17 December 2012 9:07 a.m. by CantyMuseum Recommended Popular

Canterbury Museum has today announced Christchurch’s latest earthquake attraction, much to the delight of the city’s key tourism operators.

Christchurch Leading Birth 2012

Christchurch Leading Birth 2012

Sunday, 16 December 2012 3:27 p.m. by PRNews Popular

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Fund opened to fight INSURANCE COMPANIES IN HIGH COURT

Fund opened to fight INSURANCE COMPANIES IN HIGH COURT

Friday, 14 December 2012 1:36 p.m. by Colman Popular

Fund is opened to support a High Court battle with Tower Insurance over assessing homes in the red zone, that will be demolished, as repairs

The “Flying Squad”- Post February 22 Christchurch Earthquake

The “Flying Squad”- Post February 22 Christchurch Earthquake

Thursday, 13 December 2012 11:37 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Prior to the earthquakes I was practising as a psychotherapist. Within the first couple of weeks after the devastating February 22 earthquake (2011) a tremendous initiative quickly sprung into operation. It was decided that the Christchurch population’s welfare should be …

One Week After The Book Launch

One Week After The Book Launch

Thursday, 13 December 2012 3:54 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

The Christchurch Fiasco: the Insurance Aftershock and its Implications for New Zealand and Beyond was presented to Dunmore Publishing a few months ago for printing prior to the year’s end. The book was launched last Friday evening at the New …

Leapfrog 3D geological model to help in Chch rebuild

Leapfrog 3D geological model to help in Chch rebuild

Thursday, 13 December 2012 12:16 p.m. by PRNews Popular

3D geological modelling software developed by ARANZ Geo (www.aranzgeo.com) is being used to develop a geological model of earthquake-damaged Christchurch by GNS Science following the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. The model, the most comprehensive of its kind in the world, will help in the rebuild of Christchurch. It will be made available to the public in 2013.

Rebuild Christchurch Encourages Public to Have Their Say on Transport Plan

Rebuild Christchurch Encourages Public to Have Their Say on Transport Plan

Thursday, 13 December 2012 11:42 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

“Overwhelmingly the comments and engagement both on rebuildchristchurch.co.nz and in social media suggest most people feel the plan is in line with what they want for the city in the future,” Deon Swiggs of Rebuild Christchurch says.

Live Stream - TC3 Residential Rebuild Discussion

Live Stream - TC3 Residential Rebuild Discussion

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 7:01 p.m. by benyoung Featured Popular

Chief executive of CERA, Roger Sutton, will be joined by a panel of experts between 7pm and 8pm tonight, to discuss the issues surrounding TC3 land, Watch the livestream here, or live on CTV.

GIB builds Christchurch capacity

GIB builds Christchurch capacity

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 3:53 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Winstone Wallboards, under the GIB brand, has announced it has completed further investment in its manufacturing plant in Christchurch as well as initiating improvements in technology, research and development, training and customer service.

Virtual Town Hall Meeting discussing TC3 land issues live stream 7pm 12th December 2012

Virtual Town Hall Meeting discussing TC3 land issues live stream 7pm 12th December 2012

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 12:35 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

The wider Canterbury community has provided the questions that will be addressed tonight by the experts.

Red Zone Deadline

Red Zone Deadline

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 3:20 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

It is a real challenge to get across to those unaffected just how difficult life has become for some people in Christchurch. The most common response we hear from outsiders is “consider yourselves lucky, you’re safe and that don’t live …

Radio With Pictures

Radio With Pictures

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 10:40 a.m. by KrisV Popular

I spent most of last week thinking and talking about music, radio, music, documentaries, music, research and more music. With a little bit of 'life-after-devastation' thrown in for good measure. Many people I spoke to asked how the rebuild was going, and most were taken aback when I replied that, for the most part, we aren't up to the rebuilding bit yet - we're still in the demolition phase.

The ongoing effects of disaster don't usually filter through to overseas news outlets. People livi ...

Project Christmas 2012 Update

Project Christmas 2012 Update

Monday, 10 December 2012 11:15 a.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

The Rebuild Christchurch Foundation’s Project Christmas has received over 100 nominations but needs more before Sunday December 16th when applications close.

Christchurch dining outlets are flat-out after two years of upheaval

Christchurch dining outlets are flat-out after two years of upheaval

Monday, 10 December 2012 10:30 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Christchurch dining outlets are flat-out after two years of upheaval, says UC marketing expert

15 years to 34%

15 years to 34%

Monday, 10 December 2012 9:29 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Featured Popular

The consultation document released by the MBIE on Friday recommends that all non-residential and multi-unit, multi-storey residential buildings be seismically assessed within five years of the changes taking effect, with the information as to whether a building is above or below the earthquake-prone building threshold to be made publicly available on a register.

Chch earthquake: insights into age-old questions about faith

Chch earthquake: insights into age-old questions about faith

Friday, 7 December 2012 6:02 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Social research that, by chance, was underway in New Zealand at the time of the devastating 2011 Christchurch earthquake is providing insight into age-old questions about the role of religious faith in a crisis.

Latest Recovery plan in Christchurch- yeah right!

Latest Recovery plan in Christchurch- yeah right!

Friday, 7 December 2012 7:33 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 655 days

Schools play vital role in children’s recovery and health - NZEI

Schools play vital role in children’s recovery and health - NZEI

Thursday, 6 December 2012 6:27 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Schools play a vital role in children’s wellbeing and recovery after a disaster, according to evidence from Canterbury District Health Board studies on the impact of disasters on children’s education and health.

Chch kids tell their story in photography exhibition

Chch kids tell their story in photography exhibition

Thursday, 6 December 2012 4:46 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Children from Christchurch are set to share their views of how the earthquakes have changed their lives and communities in a new photography exhibition organised by UNICEF NZ, ‘Christchurch: See through my eyes’. The exhibition will open to the public tomorrow (Friday, 7 December) at Christchurch Museum and run until Sunday, 27 January.

Christchurch could potentially be an education magnet

Christchurch could potentially be an education magnet

Thursday, 6 December 2012 12:38 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Christchurch could potentially be an education magnet, UC expert says

Cuddon makes links to rebuild

Cuddon makes links to rebuild

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 5:57 p.m. by MACRO

Kim Morresey working on active link parts for a universal column. Photo Scott Hammond. A Marlborough engineering firm is using new engineering designs to manufacture and fit pre-fabricated structural beams for the Christchurch rebuild. Cuddon Engineering chief executive Andy Rowe said the company had picked up the contract through attending the Marlborough Christchurch Rebuild Opportunities [...]

New temporary Lyttelton Service Centre to open

New temporary Lyttelton Service Centre to open

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 4:00 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Lyttelton Service Centre at 33 Lyttelton Street has been closed since it was damaged in the February 2011 earthquake. A temporary service centre has been based in the Lyttelton Library, 35-37 London Street, since last year.

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust grants $410,000

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust grants $410,000

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 3:59 p.m. by EarthquakeAppeal Popular

Pegasus acquired by Todd Property Group

Pegasus acquired by Todd Property Group

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 6:36 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Todd Property Group has purchased the Pegasus town development, 25 kilometres north of Christchurch in the Waimakariri district.

Chch energy grants for efficient building design progressing well

Chch energy grants for efficient building design progressing well

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 5:26 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch Agency for Energy (CAfE) is pleased with the success of the Energyfirst programme which provides expert energy efficiency advice for city buildings over 500sqm within Christchurch City.

IAG December 2012 Rebuild and Repair Update

IAG December 2012 Rebuild and Repair Update

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 4:53 p.m. by IAGinsurance Recommended Popular

IAG has announced it will confirm with all earthquake customers whether their property is a rebuild or repair by 20 December 2012. This will include confirmation whether IAG or EQC will manage their claim.

New Brighton revitalised by student designers and architects

New Brighton revitalised by student designers and architects

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 1:21 p.m. by PRNews Popular

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF NEW ZEALAND - Democracy

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF NEW ZEALAND - Democracy

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 12:08 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Dear Prime Minister Rt Hon. John Key

UC engineering expert helping directly in Christchurch’s rebuild

UC engineering expert helping directly in Christchurch’s rebuild

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 10:36 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

University of Canterbury’s civil and natural resources engineer Professor, Misko Cubrinovski, is helping in the Christchurch rebuild by working with the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) on repairing 2000 km of water mains and 2000 km of sub-mains.