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Urban Farm to launch composting initiative

Urban Farm to launch composting initiative

Monday, 28 April 2014 10:19 p.m. by Festa Popular

Agropolis Urban Farm is building a new initiative to divert organic waste from central city hospitality businesses and commercial offices into its compost heaps. Inner city composting workshops using innovative biological methods and traditional approaches will help launch a new grassroots initiative to transform inner city organic waste.

New Brighton is putting the power back in the hands of the people

New Brighton is putting the power back in the hands of the people

Monday, 28 April 2014 9:51 p.m. by SURFcommunity Popular

The old adage says that if you want something done properly – then do it yourself.  So that’s exactly what New Brighton is doing, they are taking the lead in the rebuild and rejuvenation of their community.  

Christchurch Failure – The Long History

Christchurch Failure – The Long History

Monday, 28 April 2014 3:55 p.m. by HughPavletich Popular

The mongrel political and commercial culture of Christchurch has erupted in to the open.

Canterbury carrying out the world's first earthquake damage-resistant bridge testing

Canterbury carrying out the world's first earthquake damage-resistant bridge testing

Monday, 28 April 2014 9:52 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

University of Canterbury engineers are carrying out the world's first earthquake damage-resistant bridge testing on campus.

Dealing with traffic congestion on the Northern Motorway

Dealing with traffic congestion on the Northern Motorway

Sunday, 27 April 2014 10:39 p.m. by GovtECAN

Environment Canterbury Performance Audit and Risk Committee today recommended Commissioners approve funding for a study to investigate the feasibility of a short-term passenger rail service on the existing railway line from Rangiora to Christchurch.

How not to Repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch Central City. part 142….

How not to Repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch Central City. part 142….

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 9:40 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1157 days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    Now 630 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – only 1197 days to go before we get told if we are …

Avon-Otakaro Network welcomes Government announcement on residential red zone lands

Avon-Otakaro Network welcomes Government announcement on residential red zone lands

Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:10 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

“It is great that at last there is some forward traction on future use of the Avon River residential red zone lands, it is time we started to heal the wound that runs right through the east,” says Evan Smith Co-Chair of Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON).

The Other Side To The Recovery

The Other Side To The Recovery

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 6:09 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Recently I have been writing here, weekly, about current events and activities, such as new buildings, where insurers and authorities are at and the progress being made. At times this has been criticized for not discussing the issues people are facing, such as the housing shortage, insurance etc. Whilst these issues are of grave concern, there is also an appropriate time and place for discussions on these and to focus on solutions and outcomes.  

TWO MILLION DOLLARS OF FINANCIAL HELP AVAILABLE TO CANTERBURY COMMUNITY GROUPS

TWO MILLION DOLLARS OF FINANCIAL HELP AVAILABLE TO CANTERBURY COMMUNITY GROUPS

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 5:39 p.m. by Commtrust Featured Popular

Three years on from the Canterbury earthquakes, many community and social  service organisations remain stretched by additional demand for their services.

MBIE guidance for multi-unit residential buildings released

MBIE guidance for multi-unit residential buildings released

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 4:14 p.m. by GovtDBH Popular

Additional MBIE guidance for multi-unit residential buildings released

‘As is, where is’ home in Merivale zoned TC3 tops $1 million

‘As is, where is’ home in Merivale zoned TC3 tops $1 million

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:27 p.m. by PRNews Popular

‘As is, where is’ home in Merivale zoned TC3 tops $1 million

Need Some Support?

Need Some Support?

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 8:13 p.m. by CanCERN

Exchange Christchurch (XCHC) Opens

Exchange Christchurch (XCHC) Opens

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 7:58 p.m. by PRNews Popular

We are excited to announce a wider call for tenants for the Exchange Christchurch (XCHC):

Rabobank opens afresh in central Christchurch

Rabobank opens afresh in central Christchurch

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 7:24 p.m. by PRNews

Release: Rabobank

Canterbury research aims to develop safer steel structures

Canterbury research aims to develop safer steel structures

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 7:22 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

University of Canterbury postgraduate civil and natural resources engineering researchers are developing new methods to improve the performance of steel structures in earthquakes.

Mobile friendly website updated

Mobile friendly website updated

Monday, 14 April 2014 9:59 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Featured Popular

A mobile friendly version of www.rebuildchristchurch.co.nz has been launched tonight. 

Building Amendment (Earthquake Prone Buildings) Bill

Building Amendment (Earthquake Prone Buildings) Bill

Monday, 14 April 2014 2:58 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Ann Brower

Question about our future presence

Question about our future presence

Friday, 11 April 2014 4:25 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Earlier this week on Facebook I asked this question on Facebook;

Christchurch’s sizzle-seller to be receive honorary doctorate at Canterbury

Christchurch’s sizzle-seller to be receive honorary doctorate at Canterbury

Friday, 11 April 2014 3:04 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

One of Christchurch’s most passionate business people leading the city’s rebuild will receive an honorary doctorate at next week University of Canterbury graduation ceremonies.

Abbott Group in growth mode post quakes

Abbott Group in growth mode post quakes

Thursday, 10 April 2014 2:10 p.m. by PRNews

Canterbury insurance brokerage, Abbott Group, has sold a 25% shareholding to SBS Bank subsidiary Southsure Assurance Limited to fund growth.

Insurance Crisis Looming Warns Property Institute

Insurance Crisis Looming Warns Property Institute

Thursday, 10 April 2014 1:58 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: New Zealand Property Institute

Countdown Ferrymead reopens

Countdown Ferrymead reopens

Thursday, 10 April 2014 1:41 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Release: Countdown Supermarket

Canterbury rebuild boosted by water investment

Canterbury rebuild boosted by water investment

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 7:35 p.m. by PRNews

Release: Irrigation NZ

Minister of Educations announcement for Phillipstown and Woolston Schools April 2014

Minister of Education's announcement for Phillipstown and Woolston Schools April 2014

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 1:41 p.m. by GovtMOE

The Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced her decision on the proposed merger of Phillipstown School and Woolston School.

Uretek- use by insurers

Uretek- use by insurers

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 1:08 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Apparently Insurance companies have used Uretek to endeavour to relevel concrete slabs in Christchurch.  I am aware of situations where the use of Uretek has failed to achieve the required re-level.   Court proceedings are likely to be issued shortly.  Any people that have had bad experiences with insurance companies and Uretek are welcome to 

New Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre Update

New Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre Update

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 12:59 p.m. by Vbase Popular



Quake City admission charges on the rise

Quake City admission charges on the rise

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 11:53 a.m. by CantyMuseum Popular

Canterbury Museum has today announced admission charges to Christchurch’s only purpose-built earthquake attraction, will increase from Monday 5 May.

Quake Rebuild Insurance Woes Relentless

Quake Rebuild Insurance Woes Relentless

Monday, 7 April 2014 4:24 p.m. by InsuranceWatch Popular

Quake Rebuild Insurance Woes Relentless

Let’s Find & Fix

Let’s Find & Fix

Monday, 7 April 2014 10:21 a.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

Earthquake repairs on track for completion in Selwyn

Earthquake repairs on track for completion in Selwyn

Monday, 7 April 2014 9:51 a.m. by GovtSDC Popular

Earthquake repairs in Selwyn District are well on their way to completion.

Three Year Old Commitment Results in New Christchurch Office

Three Year Old Commitment Results in New Christchurch Office

Monday, 7 April 2014 9:45 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Trimble New Zealand

New Alpine Fault Earthquake Research

New Alpine Fault Earthquake Research

Monday, 7 April 2014 9:11 a.m. by geology Popular

Stand celebrates re-opening of childrens village

Stand celebrates re-opening of children's village

Friday, 4 April 2014 2:38 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Stand Children’s Services opened its new facility at Glenelg Spur in Christchurch yesterday, with the organisation’s patron His Excellency Lieutenant General the Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor General of New Zealand, doing the official honours.

Canterbury DHB & Council land swap receives approval

Canterbury DHB & Council land swap receives approval

Friday, 4 April 2014 2:33 p.m. by GovtDHB

Release: Canterbury District Health Board

Community Energy Action’s Curtain Bank going mobile

Community Energy Action’s Curtain Bank going mobile

Thursday, 3 April 2014 11:46 a.m. by Jaimita_de_Jongh

The Curtain Bank is one of Community Energy Action Charitable Trust’s projects.

Two Rebuilt Buildings at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School Open

Two Rebuilt Buildings at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School Open

Thursday, 3 April 2014 11:34 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Tomorrow sees the opening of the first two of several new buildings on the Rangi Ruru Girls’ School campus in Christchurch.

Earthquake & Insurance Law Conference

Earthquake & Insurance Law Conference

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 4:24 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

More Canterbury children seek help

More Canterbury children seek help

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 3:53 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: 0800Whatsup

Christchurch IT salaries surge with recruitment specialists

Christchurch IT salaries surge with recruitment specialists

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 1:09 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch IT salaries surge with recruitment specialists

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Pay Outs Crosses $11 Billion Mark

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Pay Outs Crosses $11 Billion Mark

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 11:29 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Pay Outs Crosses $11 Billion Mark

Victoria Street Building Momentum

Victoria Street Building Momentum

Monday, 31 March 2014 2:10 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Victoria Street is one part of the city really coming along in the early stages of the rebuild.In recent times each time I’ve driven down the street it has been different. There recently have been a number of new builds open which is fabulous for the city. 

Funding boost for social housing

Funding boost for social housing

Monday, 31 March 2014 10:52 a.m. by PRNews

Five community housing providers are to receive $14 million from the Government and the Canterbury Community Trust (TCCT) to build 75 units in Christchurch, Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and TCCT trustee Sue McKenzie announced today.

NZ Fire Service and CTV Coronial Findings

NZ Fire Service and CTV Coronial Findings

Monday, 31 March 2014 10:31 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: New Zealand Fire Service

High Court earthquake list

High Court earthquake list

Monday, 31 March 2014 8:45 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

EQC late payment & Interest

EQC late payment & Interest

Saturday, 29 March 2014 2:32 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Resilience, Building Momentum, Leaders Forums and the rest

Resilience, Building Momentum, Leaders Forums and the rest

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 7:01 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Words words words. There are so many buzz words out around the circles of those charged with leading this city. Unfortunately there is still disconnect with those ‘in the know’ and those who aren’t with those who do not fit or conform slowly being side-lined and distracted. My fear is this causes questions of who to trust.

Time for a Peep Under the Rug

Time for a Peep Under the Rug

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 6:43 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

In terms of the most costly earthquakes on the planet since the 1950s, the Christchurch earthquakes were the 13th (Sept 4th 2010), 17th (Feb 22nd 2011) and 18th (June 13th 2011) most costly. 

Canterbury Digital Strategy – Digital Participation Survey

Canterbury Digital Strategy – Digital Participation Survey

Monday, 24 March 2014 1:52 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Coddington article is ill-informed and wrong

Coddington article is ill-informed and wrong

Monday, 24 March 2014 12:35 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Southern Response is concerned at misinformation promoted in an opinion piece by Deborah Coddington in the Sunday Star Times.  The assertions in the article surrounding Southern Response’s completion statistics and percentages are simply not correct.  

Old Library Cafe repairs delayed in Fairlie

Old Library Cafe repairs delayed in Fairlie

Monday, 24 March 2014 12:28 p.m. by PRNews

High demand for specialist heritage engineers has delayed the repair of the Old Library Café in Fairlie.

Building industry in dire need of 5,000 more apprentices

Building industry in dire need of 5,000 more apprentices

Monday, 24 March 2014 12:09 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: BCITO

Seed Industry Opens New Office in Templeton, Christchurch

Seed Industry Opens New Office in Templeton, Christchurch

Friday, 21 March 2014 7:52 p.m. by PRNews

Release: Seed Industry Office

$2.5m boost to restore Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings

$2.5m boost to restore Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings

Friday, 21 March 2014 1:34 p.m. by EarthquakeAppeal

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage today announced they will jointly provide funding of $2.5 million for the Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings, to be used towards restoration and reconstruction of its Armagh and Durham street stone towers. When completed, this work is intended to enable the adjacent wooden buildings to re-open for public use as soon as possible.

Tower Insurance loses in Court of Appeal

Tower Insurance loses in Court of Appeal

Thursday, 20 March 2014 5:18 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

The Court of Appeal in  [2014] NZCA 76 on 20 March 2014 allowed an appeal by Skyward against a decision of David Gendall J in the High Court that had wrongly said that Tower Insurance had the choice as to how it would settle the claim and could foist upon the insured a replacement house that in Tower Insurance’s view was comparable to the original.

Almost Universal Home Underinsurance Under Guidelines

Almost Universal Home Underinsurance Under Guidelines

Thursday, 20 March 2014 12:25 p.m. by PRNews

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Disillusionment And Stress in Canterbury

Disillusionment And Stress in Canterbury

Thursday, 20 March 2014 12:18 p.m. by Allright Popular

The CERA Wellbeing Survey highlights the stresses caused by living in a post-disaster environment.