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Finance & Expenditure Committee

Finance & Expenditure Committee

Monday, 30 June 2014 9:47 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

The Finance & Expenditure Committee recently heard evidence in relation to the money to be allocated to the Canterbury earthquake recovery.  Here is a link to its report.  I get a mention on page 13.

Canterbury researchers providing earthquake advice to Nepalese communities

Canterbury researchers providing earthquake advice to Nepalese communities

Monday, 30 June 2014 8:20 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

A group of University of Canterbury natural hazard researchers will provide suggestions to strengthening Nepal’s resilience in the face of major earthquakes at an international symposium in Singapore this weekend.

Canterbury researchers to present psychological quake impact findings in Paris

Canterbury researchers to present psychological quake impact findings in Paris

Monday, 30 June 2014 8:19 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

University of Canterbury researchers who for three years have been investigating the psychological effects of people who survived the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes will present their findings to the 28 International Congress of Applied Psychology in Paris next month.

Matariki planting signals the first step in greening the red zone

Matariki planting signals the first step in greening the red zone

Thursday, 26 June 2014 6:53 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

The Cantabrian Takes Off

The Cantabrian Takes Off

Thursday, 26 June 2014 1:50 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Launched two weeks ago as an innovative rebuild solution for TC3 landowners, The Cantabrian Concept Home at 81 Cranford Street, St Albans has seen more than 1,500 Cantabrians cross its threshold. 

Quake-affected Christchurch arts organisations get $42k for development

Quake-affected Christchurch arts organisations get $42k for development

Thursday, 26 June 2014 8:52 a.m. by PRNews

Creative New Zealand is providing a total of $42,000 to 10 Christchurch-based arts organisations to support their marketing and organisational development needs post-earthquakes.

Progress on Christchurch and Burwood hospitals’ redevelopment

Progress on Christchurch and Burwood hospitals’ redevelopment

Thursday, 26 June 2014 8:51 a.m. by GovtDHB Popular

​Progress on the Christchurch and Burwood hospitals' redevelopment is full steam ahead – with the first major concrete pour down for Burwood's new Back of House Building and enabling works for Christchurch set to start in September.

Insurance Council Urges Undecided Canterbury Earthquake Customers To Seek Free Advice

Insurance Council Urges Undecided Canterbury Earthquake Customers To Seek Free Advice

Thursday, 26 June 2014 8:48 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand is urging 1,500 over cap Canterbury earthquake claimants who have still not made decisions on insurance settlement offers to seek free, impartial advice.

Hundreds of ANZ staff heading back to CBD

Hundreds of ANZ staff heading back to CBD

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 8:07 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Release: ANZ Bank

Building Consent Despair Christchurch… Still…

Building Consent Despair Christchurch… Still…

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 10:08 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

We are Still trapped between our Engineer and the Christchurch City Council Building Consents Department. (Note that this is Gerry Brownlee’s restructured Building consent department).  An unenviable situation, one is hopelessly overworked and the other hopelessly rigid and rule bound …

Quake Outcasts welcome Labours promise

Quake Outcasts welcome Labour's promise

Monday, 23 June 2014 12:08 p.m. by QuakeOutcasts

On the 3rd anniversary of the first "red zone" announcement Quake Outcasts welcome Labour's promise to treat all red zoned residents equally- by offering to buy their land and homes for 100 percent of the 2007 rating valuation.

New Zealand Fire Service welcomes Bravery Medals for Fire Service personnel

New Zealand Fire Service welcomes Bravery Medals for Fire Service personnel

Monday, 23 June 2014 10:09 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Media release: New Zealand Fire Service

Canterbury researchers believe Christchurch could learn from Queensland’s Cyclone Larry

Canterbury researchers believe Christchurch could learn from Queensland’s Cyclone Larry

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 4:48 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

University of Canterbury and Auckland resilience researchers believe Christchurch could learn from Queensland’s 2006 Cyclone Larry to house short term rebuild workers.

Design management: breaking down the silos

Design management: breaking down the silos

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 4:02 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

A fundamental change has taken place in the way projects are being delivered. 

Skellerup commits to $30 million Christchurch investment

Skellerup commits to $30 million Christchurch investment

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:05 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: Skellerup Industries

CERA Flip-flops Again……

CERA Flip-flops Again……

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 8:51 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1214 days

Fingers Pointed Over Quake Recovery Problems

Fingers Pointed Over Quake Recovery Problems

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 8:51 a.m. by PRNews

Blames was passed around today over problems in repairing quake damaged homes in Christchurch as MPs debated the performance of Crown Entities.

Save The Suburb

Save The Suburb

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 3:02 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Christchurch has the opportunity right now to move forward in many positive ways.

Latest Survey Results Show More Support For Advocacy Services Urgently Needed

Latest Survey Results Show More Support For Advocacy Services Urgently Needed

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 12:09 p.m. by CIAS_ Popular

A growing number of people seeking independent support to resolve earthquake insurance claims is major concern requiring more focus and funding.

New research shows Canterbury’s people still need support

New research shows Canterbury’s people still need support

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 11:36 a.m. by Allright Featured Popular

 

Insurance & EQC Land Payments

Insurance & EQC Land Payments

Monday, 16 June 2014 8:33 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Centennial Pool demolition short-sighted and wrong

Centennial Pool demolition short-sighted and wrong

Sunday, 15 June 2014 10:08 p.m. by ChChTony Featured Popular

Tony Milne - Labour Candidate for Christchurch Central

Labour Party Earthquake Court

Labour Party Earthquake Court

Thursday, 12 June 2014 2:58 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

New Brighton Project Newsletter June 2014

New Brighton Project Newsletter June 2014

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 12:36 p.m. by newbrightonproject

 

Here is the link to this months copy of The Wave On line

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New Muscle Slab[TM] foundation design ideal for Christchurch TC2 & TC3

New Muscle Slab[TM] foundation design ideal for Christchurch TC2 & TC3

Monday, 9 June 2014 5:54 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press release, Monday 9 June 2014, msHAPPEN Ltd, Christchurch, NZ: A new ready-to-build slab foundation system called Muscle Slab[TM] is now available for quake damaged homes in Christchurch. Designed and developed by consulting engineers, Bekker Engineering Design NZ, the new Muscle Slab system is ideal for TC2 and TC3 properties that are to be repaired or rebuilt.

Earthquake Court Approach Misguided

Earthquake Court Approach Misguided

Monday, 9 June 2014 5:46 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

9 June 2014

Investing in Christchurch – the new PwC Centre

Investing in Christchurch – the new PwC Centre

Friday, 6 June 2014 10:59 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Public meetings to share progress on Christchurch hospitals project

Public meetings to share progress on Christchurch hospitals project

Thursday, 5 June 2014 1:00 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

Canterbury District Health Board is running two meetings in mid-June to update the public on progress of the $650 million plus redevelopment of Christchurch and Burwood Hospitals.

CERA will not revise offer until court case on red zone finalised

CERA will not revise offer until court case on red zone finalised

Thursday, 5 June 2014 11:20 a.m. by QuakeOutcasts Popular

Christchurch, 4 June 2014 - Today CERA CEO Roger Sutton announced that his organisation will not consider a revised offer until the Supreme Court case examining the legality of the "red zone" is finalised.

Response to Earthquake Services advertisement

Response to Earthquake Services' advertisement

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 12:36 p.m. by SouthernResponse

We respond directly to the recent advertisement in the Christchurch Star on 14 May 2014.

Vodafone to develop new Christchurch facilities in the heart of Innovation Precinct

Vodafone to develop new Christchurch facilities in the heart of Innovation Precinct

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 11:18 a.m. by VodafoneNZ Popular

Vodafone New Zealand is to establish a $50 million South Island headquarters in the heart of Christchurch’s new Innovation Precinct.

SKY makes big splash in Christchurch

SKY makes big splash in Christchurch

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 10:09 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Innovation Precinct update… “why are we waiting?…

Innovation Precinct update… “why are we waiting?…

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 9:47 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

The rumours about Vodafone in the innovation precinct have been bubbling away for months and all the while CERA/CCDU/MBIE has been delaying the release of the “Innovation Precinct plans” until they could “find, bribe, con, secure” – take your pick, an anchor tenant. Looks like Vodafone is to be the “anchor tenant” they have so desperately wanted. Why they needed an anchor tenant is a bit of a moot point, but it was they only way they could stick with the ...

UFB cost blowout hits Enable Networks

UFB cost blowout hits Enable Networks

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 9:38 a.m. by PRNews

One billion reached in settling claims

One billion reached in settling claims

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 7:51 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The following graphs show Southern Response's claim payments, for all claim types, by month and project to date.

Engaging Hands-on Learning: St Michael’s students become archaeologist for the day!

Engaging Hands-on Learning: St Michael’s students become archaeologist for the day!

Friday, 30 May 2014 1:51 p.m. by marketing_saintmichaels Popular

After months of watching with interest the activity going on at the site of their next door neighbours, the $300 million Justice and Emergency Services Precinct in Christchurch’s central city, St Michael’s students have found out first hand what’s been discovered. 

Brownlee must reassure over asbestos

Brownlee must reassure over asbestos

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 4:18 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Finished Finished Floor Levels - the limited effect of the Rout Judgment

Finished Finished Floor Levels - the limited effect of the Rout Judgment

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 2:51 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The Rout case is only authority for the proposition that houses subject to a Consent Notice must be restored to their previous height.

Mana Wāhine - Another New Building for Rangi Ruru

Mana Wāhine - Another New Building for Rangi Ruru

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 12:22 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Youth of Canterbury still in crisis mode as Trust funds $1.6 million to help sector

Youth of Canterbury still in crisis mode as Trust funds $1.6 million to help sector

Monday, 26 May 2014 3:59 p.m. by Commtrust Recommended Popular

By announcing $1.6 million of funding for its Young People sector, The Canterbury Community Trust is acknowledging that Canterbury youth are still dealing with the aftermath of the earthquakes, particularly in relation to mental health.   According to Trust Chief Executive, Louise Edwards, a greater proportion of funding has been earmarked for services that target young people in crisis, noting that many young people are exhibiting worrying signs of post traumatic stress.

Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

Monday, 26 May 2014 2:52 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Leading Specialist Law Firm Returns to the CBD

Leading Specialist Law Firm Returns to the CBD

Friday, 23 May 2014 1:19 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Great White Elephant of Christchurch

The Great White Elephant of Christchurch

Thursday, 22 May 2014 10:08 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Originally posted on :
A great, if disturbing, image via felloffasofa: White Elephant via felloffasofa Last week, some of the anchor projects – including the stadium – were delayed. The stadium has been pushed out to 2019. That takes…

Some Quick Temporary Solutions

Some Quick Temporary Solutions

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 1:25 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Alan Reay responds to IPENZ

Alan Reay responds to IPENZ

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 4:09 p.m. by AlanReay Popular

High Court ruling a blow for residents

High Court ruling a blow for residents

Monday, 19 May 2014 12:39 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/10054364/High-Court-ruling-a-blow-for-residents

Man Made Disaster (Part II)

Man Made Disaster (Part II)

Sunday, 18 May 2014 1:04 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

My Next Prediction – A Man Made disaster in Christchurch (Part I)

My Next Prediction – A Man Made disaster in Christchurch (Part I)

Sunday, 18 May 2014 12:25 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

It is said that history repeats itself – does it not?! However, one might imagine that intelligent people and ‘advanced’ nations might learn from their previous mistakes and again I sit and watch another New Zealand  man-made disaster appearing on the horizon at a rapid rate of knots. In my book, , I predicted the insurance nightmare which currently has the City firmly in its grip – my next prediction is that we will see a huge earthquake repair fiasco lead ...

s124 notices & physical damage

s124 notices & physical damage

Sunday, 18 May 2014 11:28 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Latest News and Upcoming Events from Avon-Otakaro Network

Latest News and Upcoming Events from Avon-Otakaro Network

Sunday, 18 May 2014 7:22 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

Law firm helping the Student Volunteer Army connect the community

Law firm helping the Student Volunteer Army connect the community

Friday, 16 May 2014 3:31 p.m. by VolunteerArmy

University of Canterbury’s UC Student Volunteer Army will team up with law firm Duncan Cotterill this weekend to help the Ilam-Riccarton community in Christchurch.

Supreme Court and Red Zone

Supreme Court and Red Zone

Friday, 16 May 2014 12:42 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

By a judgment 5 May 2014 in Quake Outcasts v The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery the Supreme Court has granted leave to the Quake Outcasts and Fowler Developments Ltd to appeal the decision(s) of the Court of Appeal.