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How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…

Friday, 14 February 2014 10:09 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Well, what an interesting few weeks we have had. 

Christchurch Earthquake Book on Promotion

Christchurch Earthquake Book on Promotion

Friday, 14 February 2014 9:13 a.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews

is a compilation of true life experiences of men, women and children who lived through the Christchurch earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. With the approaching third anniversary of the 6.3 earthquake that devastated Christchurch, the Kindle version of the book has been reduced from $4.99 to 99 cents for the last two weeks of February.

Research launched to help homes better withstand earthquakes

Research launched to help homes better withstand earthquakes

Thursday, 13 February 2014 3:07 p.m. by PRNews

A key research project, to help improve the resilience of the types of homes that performed poorly in the Christchurch earthquakes, has been launched.

Christchurch consents costs worrying

Christchurch consents costs worrying

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 6:41 p.m. by PRNews

The increases - which may double from July - will significantly affect developments and the entire rebuild, affecting the whole city as a result.

Christchurch can be model for innovation, sustainable growth

Christchurch can be model for innovation, sustainable growth

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 6:38 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Speech: The Treasury

Over $10 Billion Paid By Insurers for Canterbury Earthquake

Over $10 Billion Paid By Insurers for Canterbury Earthquake

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 6:36 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

Press Release: Insurance Council of New Zealand

Visual Artist Ian Strange Turns More Homes into Art in ‘FINAL ACT’

Visual Artist Ian Strange Turns More Homes into Art in ‘FINAL ACT’

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 2:01 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

 

City of Ruin Has High Hopes for Boss Visit - Springsteen Tour

City of Ruin Has High Hopes for Boss Visit - Springsteen Tour

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 5:03 p.m. by PRNews

Civic leaders in Christchurch NZ invite Springsteen to unplug after tour

Answers to questions on statistics

Answers to questions on statistics

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 4:39 p.m. by SouthernResponse Recommended

Answers to questions on statistics

Insurance Ombudsman Providing Support to Christchurch.

Insurance Ombudsman Providing Support to Christchurch.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 11:15 a.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

By Karen Stevens, Insurance and Savings Ombudsman

New exhibition bursting, flipping and wobbling its way to ArtBox

New exhibition bursting, flipping and wobbling its way to ArtBox

Monday, 10 February 2014 7:17 p.m. by ArtBox

Christchurch Art Gallery Deputy Director Blair Jackson says the exhibition will offer a vivid sense of artists as makers — asking questions, taking risks and exploring the possibilities of their materials.

What can $110 million dollars buy

What can $110 million dollars buy

Monday, 10 February 2014 6:52 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

I was struggling to sleep the other night and was thinking about the Avon River Pricenct after speaking to Chris Lynch about it after the government started work on phase two. I then started to dream what I could do with the $110+ million it is going to eat away. So for a bit of something to do I have listed a couple of things that sort of dosh can buy. What would you buy? let us know below.

More residents back into their homes in 2014

More residents back into their homes in 2014

Monday, 10 February 2014 4:51 p.m. by SouthernResponse

 

New Brighton Project Newsletter February 2014

New Brighton Project Newsletter February 2014

Monday, 10 February 2014 4:41 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

Buried waste gets demolition company in trouble

Buried waste gets demolition company in trouble

Monday, 10 February 2014 10:17 a.m. by GovtECAN Popular

A company contracted to demolish earthquake damaged houses in Christchurch have pleaded guilty to two charges of unlawfully discharging contaminates and fined $10,000, as well as being ordered to pay $641 in costs.

Southern No response Numbers Attending Means Move to Bigger Venue

Southern No response Numbers Attending Means Move to Bigger Venue

Sunday, 9 February 2014 9:56 p.m. by PRNews

An insurance company claimants meeting in Christchurch next Tuesday has had to move to a larger venue because so many people want to attend.

Christchurch Cardboard Transitional Cathedral

Christchurch Cardboard Transitional Cathedral

Saturday, 8 February 2014 5:57 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews

The stone neo-Gothic Christchurch Cathedral was badly damaged in the 22nd February 2011 earthquake and to date, still stands in ruins, its future undecided. A Japanese architect by the name of Shigeru Ban designed a new building with an expected life span of approximately 50 years. This was opened in August 2013 and continues to draw crowds of tourists as well as worshippers.

It is constructed from wood and steel with cardboard cylinders lining the polycarbonate roof. The floor is polishe ...

CanCERN Newsletter #114 - 7 February 2014

CanCERN Newsletter #114 - 7 February 2014

Friday, 7 February 2014 3:09 p.m. by CanCERN

One of the most important leadership lessons is realizing you're not the most important 

SCIRT traffic update week starting 3 February 2014: schools back first term

SCIRT traffic update week starting 3 February 2014: schools back first term

Monday, 3 February 2014 1:28 p.m. by SCIRT Popular

Press Release:SCIRT

Jack and Pack, Notching the Bearers and Easing Doors and Windows

Jack and Pack, Notching the Bearers and Easing Doors and Windows

Sunday, 2 February 2014 6:58 p.m. by PRNews Recommended Popular

Release: Adrian Cowie, Registered Professional Surveyor

CanCERN Newsletter #113 - 31 January 2014

CanCERN Newsletter #113 - 31 January 2014

Friday, 31 January 2014 4:31 p.m. by CanCERN

 

Southern Response not appealing Rout Rebuild judgement

Southern Response not appealing Rout Rebuild judgement

Friday, 31 January 2014 11:45 a.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Orion advises new prices reflecting ComCom decision

Orion advises new prices reflecting ComCom decision

Thursday, 30 January 2014 4:39 p.m. by OrionNZ

Under the Commerce Act, the Commission regulates Orion’s prices. In November 2013, after review of the impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on Orion, the Commission announced future price and quality levels for Orion that the Commission considered appropriate and in the best long term interest of electricity consumers in the region.

No appeal in Rout v Southern Response

No appeal in Rout v Southern Response

Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:00 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

There is to be no appeal from the High Court decision in Rout v Southern Response.  The effect is that the judgment’s comments about the need to restore a house to its “as new” floor level remain unchallenged.   This is positive for insureds in their disputes with insurance companies and EQC.  It now makes 

How not to repair a heritage building in the Christchurch CBD part 137

How not to repair a heritage building in the Christchurch CBD part 137

Thursday, 30 January 2014 8:59 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1075 days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    

Animals Matter in a Disaster

Animals Matter in a Disaster

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 5:51 p.m. by PRNews

Animals Matter in a Disaster

NZ First calls for full quake payout

NZ First calls for full quake payout

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 1:11 p.m. by PRNews

New Zealand First is calling on the Government to make a full buyout of properties owned by Christchurch residents who were not insured or owned bare sections.

Smoke and Mirrors Response from Southern Response

Smoke and Mirrors Response from Southern Response

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 10:28 a.m. by PRNews

RISE exhibition most successful in Museum’s history

RISE exhibition most successful in Museum’s history

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 10:08 a.m. by CantyMuseum Recommended

Canterbury Museum is celebrating

UC students helping construction companies’ health and safety systems

UC students helping construction companies’ health and safety systems

Sunday, 26 January 2014 9:40 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

An entrepreneurial University of Canterbury (UC) student team has created a health and safety mobile phone system to help construction companies.

NZ First calls for suspensory loans for red zone homeowners

NZ First calls for suspensory loans for red zone homeowners

Friday, 24 January 2014 3:00 p.m. by PRNews Popular

New Zealand First has called on the Government to make suspensory low interest loans available to red zone homeowners in Christchurch who have had to leave their homes but cannot afford to buy another home with the proceeds of their Government pay out.

Fulton Hogan appoints executive manager for Chch rebuild

Fulton Hogan appoints executive manager for Chch rebuild

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 7:44 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Leading civil and resources contractor Fulton Hogan has established a new strategic leadership role of Executive Manager - Christchurch Rebuild.

Sea Level Rise Report will help Christchurch become more resilient

Sea Level Rise Report will help Christchurch become more resilient

Saturday, 18 January 2014 12:15 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Sea Level Rise Report will help Christchurch become more resilient

Building Consents Christchurch- snafu

Building Consents Christchurch- snafu

Thursday, 16 January 2014 2:14 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

I am afraid I need to start a new running total.

What stops you sharing your Canterbury Quake Story?

What stops you sharing your Canterbury Quake Story?

Thursday, 16 January 2014 10:56 a.m. by DebDonnell

Writing your Canterbury Quake story is perhaps one of the most important things to do, if you haven’t already done so. Yet so many people will never take the time to write it. The reason they won’t is simple. They don’t write it because they don’t know how to make it clear, interesting and readable. […]

Is 2014 the year you’ll publish your Canterbury Quake story?

Is 2014 the year you’ll publish your Canterbury Quake story?

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 9:43 a.m. by DebDonnell

We’re now into Year Four since the life-changing event of the September 2010 Canterbury Earthquake. Over that time everyone impacted by the events have been creating rough writing diamonds. Like natural diamonds, these writing diamonds have formed under the intense heat and pressure of our earthquake related experiences. Now they are waiting to be discovered, […]

Celebrate World Wetlands Day Sunday 2 February

Celebrate World Wetlands Day Sunday 2 February

Friday, 10 January 2014 10:03 a.m. by AvonOtakaro

Tonkin & Taylor Report - Effects of Sea Level Rise for  Christchurch City

Tonkin & Taylor Report - Effects of Sea Level Rise for Christchurch City

Wednesday, 8 January 2014 3:15 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Welcome to 2014

Welcome to 2014

Tuesday, 7 January 2014 12:27 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch

Welcome to 2014. 

Engineers now playing vital role in the Christchurch rebuild

Engineers now playing vital role in the Christchurch rebuild

Tuesday, 7 January 2014 11:47 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Engineers are playing a vital role in the Christchurch rebuild from assisting safe building design to assistance in aerial mapping, providing ICT solutions and working with insurance companies, a University of Canterbury (UC) engineering expert says.

CPITs Community Open Day

CPIT's Community Open Day

Monday, 6 January 2014 12:15 p.m. by CPIT Featured

Come along with friends and family to CPIT's Community Open Day on 25 January from 11am - 2pm.

High Street A National Disgrace- part 135

High Street A National Disgrace- part 135

Thursday, 2 January 2014 12:05 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1037 days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    Now 510 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – only 1317 days to go before we get told if we are …

Street Art in Christchurch CBD December 2013

Street Art in Christchurch CBD December 2013

Sunday, 22 December 2013 5:51 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Street Art is taking over the central city where empty sections and bare walls dominate the landscape. It is so refreshing to see colour return to this great dark and at time depressing area. I had thought I signed off for the year but this stuff just has to be shared for those who cannot see it for themselves.

Merry Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

Saturday, 21 December 2013 8:05 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Merry Christmas.

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 5)

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 5)

Friday, 20 December 2013 12:06 p.m. by KrisV






Insurance- material damage- multiple events-merger applies

Insurance- material damage- multiple events-merger applies

Thursday, 19 December 2013 8:32 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

In the decision of Crystal Imports Ltd v Lloyds Underwriters & anor [2013] NZHC 3513 on 19 December 2013 the High Court (Cooper J) considered the ability of an insured to recover under a material damage insurance policy for separate damage to an insured property during a single insurance policy period where the property was rendered 

UC business and law academics return to a permanent base for first time since the earthquakes

UC business and law academics return to a permanent base for first time since the earthquakes

Thursday, 19 December 2013 5:20 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

For the first time since the 2011 earthquake, University of Canterbury (UC) business and law staff have begun returning to a permanent base in the former Law building, on campus. 

Contract awarded for Chch state housing repairs programme

Contract awarded for Chch state housing repairs programme

Thursday, 19 December 2013 2:22 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced that Project Management Company MWH (New Zealand) had been awarded the contract to manage the minor repairs programme for 3600 earthquake damaged Christchurch state houses with less than $40,000 worth of damage.

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC – Halfway there and more joining every day

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC – Halfway there and more joining every day

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 8:58 a.m. by EQCGroupAction Featured Popular

Three weeks after meeting at the Cardboard Cathedral more than 60 home owners have signed up with law firm Anthony Harper to join the EQC group action, with more people joining up every day.

Burwood Hospital construction contract signed today

Burwood Hospital construction contract signed today

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 5:49 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Health Minister Tony Ryall was today joined by Prime Minister John Key to announce the main construction contract for Burwood Hospital’s multi-million dollar redevelopment has been signed today and construction will start in the New Year.

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 4)

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 4)

Monday, 16 December 2013 2:15 p.m. by KrisV




6 months in 6 pix (Pt 3)

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 3)

Saturday, 14 December 2013 3:50 p.m. by KrisV




Helping the Timeball Station to rise again

Helping the Timeball Station to rise again

Thursday, 12 December 2013 1:48 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Holcim New Zealand has got behind the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT) plan to rebuild the Timeball Station in some form at Lyttelton.

50,000 visitors experience Quake City attraction

50,000 visitors experience Quake City attraction

Thursday, 12 December 2013 1:39 p.m. by CantyMuseum

Quake City has welcomed its 50,000th visitor this week. The visitor was warmly greeted by Quake City’s Visitor Hosts and given a special gift to commemorate the occasion.

Work underway on new commercial and business park in Christchurch

Work underway on new commercial and business park in Christchurch

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 12:35 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Work on a multi-million-dollar light industrial multi-use business park in Christchurch is underway, with the first diggers breaking ground.

The Resilient City

The Resilient City

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 10:56 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

What is resilience. Well resilience is not remaining strong in the face of adversity – that’s Stoicism.

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