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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.

EQC backs ‘arrogant’ engineer

EQC backs ‘arrogant’ engineer

Monday, 3 December 2012 9:17 p.m. by EQCTruths

Please visit http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch-earthquake-2011/7962480/EQC-backs-arrogant-engineer to read the story about one of the most notorious people at EQC.  I will link to the story rather than post it directly because of copyright concerns.   The article does a masterful job of explaining the story, so I will not summarise it.  However, I will mention that the whole [...]

Please Send Me Your Stories

Please Send Me Your Stories

Monday, 3 December 2012 9:02 p.m. by EQCTruths

I have neglected this blog, but I promise to post more faithfully and regularly.  In the meantime, I am asking people to send me their stories about their travails with EQC.   I promise to edit your name and remove any identifying information.  The purpose of sharing stories is to remind people of the ordeal [...]

Christchurch Democracy Rally Speech notes

Christchurch Democracy Rally Speech notes

Monday, 3 December 2012 3:16 p.m. by GlennLivingstone Popular

 

Win

Win

Monday, 3 December 2012 10:52 a.m. by TheConcert

So it’s our second to last day in NYC and it is looking like things have finally fallen into place.

Cycling, bouldering should be incorporated into the Christchurch rebuild says UC expert

Cycling, bouldering should be incorporated into the Christchurch rebuild says UC expert

Monday, 3 December 2012 9:25 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Physical activity in the rebuild of Christchurch may be even more important than has been previously realised, a University of Canterbury (UC) sports science expert said today. 

Womens earthquake experiences to be launched on UC CEISMIC digital archive

Women's earthquake experiences to be launched on UC CEISMIC digital archive

Sunday, 2 December 2012 12:12 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

Emotional accounts of women's experiences of the Canterbury earthquakes will tomorrow be released online through the University of Canterbury's CEISMIC digital archive.

What does cooperation look like?

What does cooperation look like?

Saturday, 1 December 2012 6:23 a.m. by TheConcert

When various goals, plans, and actions align, cooperation is likely. At last, cooperation looks likely.

Canterbury’s hospitals redevelopment project making progress

Canterbury’s hospitals redevelopment project making progress

Friday, 30 November 2012 7:13 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Work towards starting Canterbury DHB’s hospitals redevelopment project is progressing well, according to members of the Hospitals Redevelopment Partnership Group (HRPG).

BASE launch a milestone for Christchurch rebuild

BASE launch a milestone for Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 29 November 2012 7:53 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Breakfast with Coffey – An introduction to NEC3

Breakfast with Coffey – An introduction to NEC3

Thursday, 29 November 2012 2:39 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

 

Central City Retail Precinct Westpac Build Plan Original Documents

Central City Retail Precinct Westpac Build Plan Original Documents

Thursday, 29 November 2012 2:02 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Westpac have prepared a masterplan for the specified area of the Central City Retail Precinct.

Want home repair quotes? Try www.needatradesman.co.nz

Want home repair quotes? Try www.needatradesman.co.nz

Thursday, 29 November 2012 10:50 a.m. by needatradesman Featured Popular

Simply fill in the '' selecting your area and trade you require, then provide a brief and accurate description of the work that you would like carried out and click 'send'.

Christchurch city transport plan includes inconsistencies and misses opportunities

Christchurch city transport plan includes inconsistencies and misses opportunities

Thursday, 29 November 2012 10:29 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

November 29, 2012

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.