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Public barbecue to celebrate World Wetlands Day

Public barbecue to celebrate World Wetlands Day

Sunday, 27 January 2013 4:10 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

The public and media of Christchurch are invited to a nature walk and barbecue to celebrate World Wetlands Day, on .

The document filing system to keep on top of your paperwork

The document filing system to keep on top of your paperwork

Sunday, 27 January 2013 9:01 a.m. by avision Popular

NZ Army to explain civil defence failure

NZ Army to explain civil defence failure

Saturday, 26 January 2013 5:49 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Media Release: Rik Tindall, ECan In Exile

John Key State of Nation Speech 2013

John Key State of Nation Speech 2013

Friday, 25 January 2013 4:44 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Rt Hon John Key

CCDU has purchased One property…. thats Progress for them…

CCDU has purchased One property…. thats Progress for them…

Friday, 25 January 2013 8:43 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

 

The Boom is about to Begin: the Perpetual Rebuild

The Boom is about to Begin: the Perpetual Rebuild

Thursday, 24 January 2013 9:55 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

I read in the paper yet again this week that the Canterbury Rebuild is said to accelerate, the boom is about to begin. Which boom? The Central City building boom or is there going to be a serious effort to …

Understanding what happened to AMI…

Understanding what happened to AMI…

Thursday, 24 January 2013 9:25 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

AMI Insurance (AMI) had 1.2055 million policies as of June 30, 2011,  representing NZD 25.4 million (investment income) in profit and assets of  NZD 2.3 billion (2011). 

NZ to benefit from $40m deal

NZ to benefit from $40m deal

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 9:14 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the introduction of a global building supplies giant to support the Christchurch rebuild, which could see long-term benefits for New Zealanders.

Christchurch recovery presents opportunities for Wellington

Christchurch recovery presents opportunities for Wellington

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 11:51 a.m. by MACRO

Tuesday, 22 January 2013, 1:12 pm Press Release: Grow Wellington EMBARGOED UNTIL MONDAY 21 JANUARY 2013 Christchurch recovery presents remarkable opportunities for Wellington businesses. ________________________________________ The Canterbury recovery and rebuild will pick up momentum in 2013. It is now broadly accepted that the impact of the recovery will boost the New Zealand economy for years [...]

Marlborough forms links for rebuild

Marlborough forms links for rebuild

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 11:53 a.m. by MACRO

Marlborough has been quick to create opportunities to enable businesses to take part in the Christchurch rebuild, the man working to link the two areas says. Brendon Burns, a former Christchurch Central MP and former editor of the Marlborough Express now living in Blenheim, is working with the Marlborough District Council and Marlborough Chamber of [...]

My submission to Treasury as part of the review of the Earthquake Commission.

My submission to Treasury as part of the review of the Earthquake Commission.

Monday, 21 January 2013 9:56 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

As many of you will be aware the Earthquake Commission’s (EQC) funding and structure is to come under scrutiny in a government review of the legislation designed to provide a degree of public insurance and financial protection when natural disasters strike. Finance Minister Bill English and Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee announced the review of the Earthquake Commission Act 1993 to be led by Treasury, with help from the Reserve Bank, EQC, Ministry of Business, Innovation ...

4.6 Aftershock Rocks Christchurch - January 19 2013

4.6 Aftershock Rocks Christchurch - January 19 2013

Saturday, 19 January 2013 10:36 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

At 9:15pm on the 19 January 2013, Christchurch and Canterbury were shaken by a 4.6 aftershock that was centred near Rolleston. It was the largest shake the area has had in over six months. recorded the magnitude as 4.62 at 12 kilometres deep and it released 128 tonnes of energy.

Health warning for Avon River

Health warning for Avon River

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 12:29 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Community and Public Health Division of Canterbury District Health Board have issued a health warning for the Avon River/ Ôtâkaro following a suspected sewer leak.

Landlords must ensure quake damaged homes are healthy

Landlords must ensure quake damaged homes are healthy

Monday, 14 January 2013 8:40 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

The Canterbury DHB is calling on landlords to ensure their quake damaged rental properties are up to scratch and are not putting people’s health at risk.

Call for Commission of Inquiry

Call for Commission of Inquiry

Sunday, 13 January 2013 7:26 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

 

Regenerating urban forest a shot in the arm for Christchurch

Regenerating 'urban forest' a shot in the arm for Christchurch

Thursday, 10 January 2013 5:46 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

The speed at which native bush is regenerating in the Avon River red zone is a real shot in the arm for Christchurch, says the Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON).

Floatless Manhole partnership announced

Floatless Manhole partnership announced

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 8:05 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Hynds Limited has signed an historic partnership with Nippon Hume International Ltd in Tokyo allowing the introduction of a retrofitted Floatless Manhole system. The system dramatically reduces earthquake damage, subsequent infrastructure repair costs, and is easily fitted to any existing concrete manhole at risk of floating during a seismic event.

Chch using more diesel, but less petrol and electricity - CAfE

Chch using more diesel, but less petrol and electricity - CAfE

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 10:48 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Christchurch Agency for Energy (CAfE) today released Christchurch energy use figures for the July to September quarter of 2012.

NZCCSS Canterbury Report published

NZCCSS Canterbury Report published

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 10:25 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) has been working with Christchurch social services agency members to produce the Canterbury Report. "This Report brings together the on-the-ground experience of our Christchurch based social service agencies together with government statistics to help reveal progress and pressure points as Canterbury continues to recover from the earthquakes", said Trevor McGlinchey, Executive Officer NZCCSS.

Land scrap starts to heat up…

Land scrap starts to heat up…

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 8:46 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

 

Insurance Company blatantly says: “You will get what you are given” ;             Customer: “Excuse me! Did I hear you correctly?”

Insurance Company blatantly says: “You will get what you are given” ; Customer: “Excuse me! Did I hear you correctly?”

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 11:38 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

On Thursday 3rd of January 2012, I watched a program on Heartland TV about one woman’s struggle with her insurance company. It was clear to me that from the tone of the conversation with the CEO of State Insurance (an IAG subsidiary) …

Insurance Company blatantly says: “You will get what you are given” ;             Customer: “Excuse me! Did I hear you correctly?”

Insurance Company blatantly says: “You will get what you are given” ; Customer: “Excuse me! Did I hear you correctly?”

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 11:38 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Featured

On Thursday 3rd of January 2012, I watched a program on Heartland TV about one woman’s struggle with her insurance company. It was clear to me that from the tone of the conversation with the CEO of State 

The People of the Christchurch CBD Red Zone

The People of the Christchurch CBD Red Zone

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 11:12 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

 

We have moved!

We have moved!

Monday, 7 January 2013 12:12 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

 

The Earthquake Kiwi Bond

The Earthquake Kiwi Bond

Friday, 4 January 2013 11:22 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Featured Popular

Finance Minister Bill English launched the Earthquake Kiwi Bond, “The Government is borrowing the bulk of that money in the short-term and the Earthquake Kiwi Bond provides a way for local investors to contribute and help reduce the amount New Zealand needs to borrow overseas.”  

An Open Letter to All New Zealanders

An Open Letter to All New Zealanders

Saturday, 29 December 2012 11:41 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

By Rev Mike Coleman On Behalf of WeCan! and the many Cantabrians who are struggling to be heard.  Written in November 2011. The media would not publish it. From the centre of three earthquakes we write this letter to you, the …

Poptimist ahoy

Poptimist ahoy

Saturday, 29 December 2012 3:49 p.m. by KrisV Popular

Earlier this month, I spent a few days in Hobart while attending the conference.This is my favourite photo from the trip, taken on the first afternoon during a random walkabout. In the background is the conference venue, the UTAS School of Art - a converted jam factory on the waterfront.

Brightly painted fishing boats and floating restaurants dominate Hobart harbour - rather a nice change from the hulking great container ships that are prominent in Lyttelton. It was also nice to spend s ...

2012 Days of Xmas

2012 Days of Xmas

Tuesday, 25 December 2012 8:23 p.m. by KrisV Popular

Another year, another version!



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.