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Dancers highlight the need for an accessible city

Dancers highlight the need for an accessible city

Thursday, 22 November 2012 1:57 p.m. by AccessibleCHCH Recommended Popular

The emotive and persuasive power of dance will be used to draw attention to the need for a truly accessible Christchurch.

Forced acquisitions not attractive - specialist

Forced acquisitions not attractive - specialist

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 9:47 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Affected landowners should be concerned about two aspects of the way that the Christchurch Central Development Unit proceeds with compulsory land acquisition in the CBD, according to Catherine Schache, a commercial law specialist at Duncan Cotterill.

More evidence of Christchurch rent gouging

More evidence of Christchurch rent gouging

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 1:26 p.m. by PRNews Popular

New Zealand First says more evidence of rent gouging has emerged with a Christchurch family with nine young children landed with a rent increase of $100 a week to take their weekly rental from $460 to $560.

How technology makes disaster response fast (this one is shorter – Day 5)

How technology makes disaster response fast (this one is shorter – Day 5)

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 11:39 a.m. by TheConcert

The thing about disasters is that people want to help. In a city of 25 million people (or thereabouts), that’s a lot of help. Some of this help is from people who own businesses – big ones.

Exit Show

Exit Show

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 8:02 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

[THESIS 2012] For a preview of the thesis student’s final exhibition, titled the Exit Show, check out Biran’s slick youtube video! VIEW VIDEO

SILVER LINING TO MARMITE SCARCITY FOR PROJECT CHRISTMAS

SILVER LINING TO MARMITE SCARCITY FOR PROJECT CHRISTMAS

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 4:14 p.m. by Swiggs Recommended Featured Popular

The Rebuild Christchurch Foundation has found a novel way to raise funds this Christmas, through auctioning photographs of empty Marmite jars donated by New Zealand celebrities including Rachel Hunter, Sir Graham Henry, Jaquie Brown and Trelise Cooper.

Hundreds of ideas entered to transform Christchurch city

Hundreds of ideas entered to transform Christchurch city

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 12:16 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The ultimate gamer’s paradise, a student discount grocery and a giant roller-skating rink are just a few of the more than 300 Big Ideas submitted by Christchurch youth to the Big Idea website and collection points since the campaign launched on Oct 27.

A snapshot of where we’re at, rather than what we’re doing (Day 4)

A snapshot of where we’re at, rather than what we’re doing (Day 4)

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 8:38 a.m. by TheConcert

Well it’s been a busy couple of days. After one day on our feet meeting people, helping with random tasks that arose, figuring out who’s who and how things work on the ground, we were thrown right into the mix helping oversee the distribution of 25,000 heat packs and 90 boxes of Thermals. Always looks good when you’re briefing 100 people (in a fake US accent), and someone asks for your phone number so they can call if they have

Christchurch the accessible city

Christchurch the accessible city

Sunday, 18 November 2012 9:36 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

Great to see the draft transport plan for Christchurch has been released 

Christchurch Innovation Recognised in IBM Smarter Cities Challenge

Christchurch Innovation Recognised in IBM Smarter Cities Challenge

Sunday, 18 November 2012 8:16 p.m. by PRNews Popular

A Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC) initiative designed to record the innovation being used in the city’s earthquake rebuild and make it available for use on other projects has been named as a winner in the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge for 2013.

CCDU- what are you doing???

CCDU- what are you doing???

Sunday, 18 November 2012 10:39 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 635 days 

Day 1 Ends (the first of what we think will be 3 endings to today)

Day 1 Ends (the first of what we think will be 3 endings to today)

Saturday, 17 November 2012 2:33 p.m. by TheConcert

Tiredness mixed with itchy woollen headwear leads to a great face and head rub. Makes for great thinking time! After a surprisingly great first sleep in our RV home, we have managed to achieve a lot in our first day at St Francis De Sales – the ‘base’ in the thick of it all.

Duchess of Cornwall visits ShelterBox team

Duchess of Cornwall visits ShelterBox team

Friday, 16 November 2012 5:44 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Today’s Christchurch visit by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall provides recognition of the New Zealand ShelterBox team’s post-earthquake efforts and their disaster response contribution around the world.

Finding Diamonds in the Christchurch Earthquake Rubble

Finding Diamonds in the Christchurch Earthquake Rubble

Thursday, 15 November 2012 1:21 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Who would have thought we’d find diamonds in the Christchurch Earthquake Rubble?

VOLUNTEER ARMY FOUNDATION TO ASSIST IN HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY

VOLUNTEER ARMY FOUNDATION TO ASSIST IN HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY

Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:56 p.m. by TheConcert Popular

The Volunteer Army Foundation has been invited by Global DIRT (Disaster Immediate Response Team, globaldirt.org) to assist a clean-up operation in Belle Harbor, New York.

Vero ramps up activity in Christchurch

Vero ramps up activity in Christchurch

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 5:35 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Vero continues to make progress in Christchurch. In September this year Vero was the first insurer to provide customers with scheduled dates for their reinstatements and is currently planning for an increase in rebuilding activity leading into the New Year.

Christchurch Appeal Trust reports annual progress

Christchurch Appeal Trust reports annual progress

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 3:29 p.m. by EarthquakeAppeal Featured Popular

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust today reported on its progress and financial statements for the 15 months from establishment to 30 June 2012 and its Trustees remain committed to supporting Canterbury through the different phases of recovery from the earthquakes.

Mazda Foundation supports inspirational initiatives

Mazda Foundation supports inspirational initiatives

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 7:28 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Mazda Foundation has donated $62,366 to 27 individuals and groups from around New Zealand, as part of the Foundation’s final round of funding for 2012.

Vero challenges EQC Chairmans comments

Vero challenges EQC Chairman's comments

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 9:17 a.m. by PRNews Popular

New Zealand’s second largest insurer, Vero is challenging comments by EQC Chairman, Michael Wintringham in the EQC’s latest Annual Report.

Reviews: Christchurch City Quake Book

Reviews: Christchurch City Quake Book

Monday, 12 November 2012 4:55 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Reviews about my new Christchurch city quake book, Café Reflections, have started to come in from readers.  It’s great to get feedback on a project that you have put your heart and soul into over the past eight years. So far, it has all been positive, though I do welcome respectfully given constructive feedback too. [...]

Ombudsmen face new challenges in ensuring fair treatment

Ombudsmen face new challenges in ensuring fair treatment

Monday, 12 November 2012 12:39 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Natural disaster, public service cuts and private provision of public services are among the issues under scrutiny by Ombudsmen at this week’s World Conference in Wellington.

The Christchurch City Blueprint – Major Project economic considerations

The Christchurch City Blueprint – Major Project economic considerations

Monday, 12 November 2012 10:46 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

The release of the Blueprint Masterplan in July was a huge boost to the city and people of Christchurch. 

Review: Bob Parker’s Book Ripped Apart: A City In Chaos

Review: Bob Parker’s Book Ripped Apart: A City In Chaos

Saturday, 10 November 2012 9:47 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

The following review of Bob Parker’s Book, Ripped Apart: A City In Chaos, is based on a Red Zone Business Recovery Operation that involved the NZRT, the Mayor’s Office and Donnell Jewellers, including my parents, Richard and Ngaio Donnell. The Donnell Jewellers version of the story has also been included in my book, Cafe Reflections: [...]

C1 Espresso official reopening

C1 Espresso official reopening

Friday, 9 November 2012 3:09 p.m. by NickyWagner

Waterloo Business Park shows confidence

Waterloo Business Park shows confidence

Friday, 9 November 2012 12:08 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Opportunity to create something special for Christchurch, says UC music researcher

Opportunity to create something special for Christchurch, says UC music researcher

Friday, 9 November 2012 11:04 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The way is open for Christchurch to create something special for its music scene, a University of Canterbury (UC) researcher said today.

Artist fires colour into Central City

Artist fires colour into Central City

Thursday, 8 November 2012 8:04 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The public are invited to come and watch an explosive work of art take shape in the Central City this Saturday [10 November].

Christchurch to get creative with new schools

Christchurch to get creative with new schools

Thursday, 8 November 2012 8:03 p.m. by PRNews Popular

A leaflet describing possibilities for modern 21st century schools in greater Christchurch will be delivered to 160,000 local households over the next week.

We are seeking volunteers for a study on the effects of the Canterbury earthquakes

We are seeking volunteers for a study on the effects of the Canterbury earthquakes

Thursday, 8 November 2012 2:07 p.m. by ChristchurchEQStudy Featured Popular

We are conducting a small research project to understand more about how people cope with very difficult experiences, such as the Christchurch earthquake sequence.

LUXCity – the Event

LUXCity – the Event

Thursday, 8 November 2012 1:04 p.m. by LuxCity Popular

LUXCity – Day 2 – Setup

LUXCity – Day 2 – Setup

Thursday, 8 November 2012 1:02 p.m. by LuxCity Popular

 

LUXCity – Day 1 – setup + testing

LUXCity – Day 1 – setup + testing

Thursday, 8 November 2012 12:47 p.m. by LuxCity Popular

 

LUXCity Sites – before

LUXCity Sites – before

Thursday, 8 November 2012 12:37 p.m. by LuxCity Popular

Half truths about redevelopment work miss the point - HNZC

Half truths about redevelopment work miss the point - HNZC

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 4:00 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Recent comments about Housing New Zealand operations, particularly our redevelopments miss the point - we need more state housing where there is demand, and less where there isn't demand says General Manager, Asset Development , Sean Bignell.

BCITO connects construction employers and career seekers

BCITO connects construction employers and career seekers

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 10:53 a.m. by PRNews Popular

As the demand for up to 30,000 construction workers in Christchurch picks up, the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) is connecting employers with eager career seekers.

Victims Voice rebuilds in Christchurch

Victims Voice rebuilds in Christchurch

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 10:51 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Investigations into the earthquake impact on Christchurch’s pedestrian bridges

Investigations into the earthquake impact on Christchurch’s pedestrian bridges

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 10:15 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Many Christchurch pedestrian bridges were damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes and more than 50 percent of the bridges in the city will need to be repaired.

UC researching Canterbury hospitals’ collective resilience following earthquakes

UC researching Canterbury hospitals’ collective resilience following earthquakes

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 10:13 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

A University of Canterbury (UC) researcher is looking at all the hospitals in Canterbury to determine their collective resilience as a network during the earthquakes.

study finds liquefaction caused far more damage than the shaking

study finds liquefaction caused far more damage than the shaking

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 3:12 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

A year-long University of Canterbury (UC) students’ study has found liquefaction caused far more damage than ground movement in the Christchurch earthquakes.

Pita Pit Stop for Christchurch Earthquake Recovery

Pita Pit Stop for Christchurch Earthquake Recovery

Monday, 5 November 2012 6:05 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Christchurch CBD Pita Pit Reopens after Earthquake 

THE CONCERT SKINNY SLIDE SHOW, thanks to Nick Gee

THE CONCERT SKINNY SLIDE SHOW, thanks to Nick Gee

Sunday, 4 November 2012 3:23 p.m. by TheConcert Popular

Despite the cold weather, thousands swarmed to AMI Stadium to party at The Concert. 

Announcing…The Concert After Party!

Announcing…The Concert After Party!

Friday, 2 November 2012 4:30 p.m. by TheConcert Popular

 

The IT Debacle

The IT Debacle

Thursday, 1 November 2012 9:39 p.m. by EQCTruths

Few things were as infuriating at EQC as the dreadful IT systems we used.  My contacts at several different departments reported entire days where dozens of people sat around doing nothing because the IT systems were inoperable and I witnessed the same on a couple of occasions.  Very often, people would spend a half hour [...]

The “Awaiting Policy Decision” Bureaucratic Black Hole

The “Awaiting Policy Decision” Bureaucratic Black Hole

Thursday, 1 November 2012 9:19 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

In George Orwell’s 1984, the tyrannical government of Oceania devised a slogan of “War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, and Ignorance is Strength”!  Likewise, EQC has formulated what it euphemistically terms the “Awaiting Policy Decision” Queues.

Introduction Post

Introduction Post

Thursday, 1 November 2012 8:41 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

I formerly worked at The Earthquake Commissioned playing my small part trying to help the good people of Christchurch recover from the devastating earthquakes.  At one time, I felt my work had meaning.  In many instances, I helped distressed people in genuinely dire situations obtain relief.    However, I ultimately left EQC because the stultifying [...]

New Christchurch Earthquake Book

New Christchurch Earthquake Book

Thursday, 1 November 2012 9:49 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Christchurch Earthquake Book Emerges From CBD Rubble News Release from Keswin Publishing Ltd Jeweller’s Daughter Recovers Diamonds from CBD Rubble Deb Donnell was working with her parents in their High Street jewellery store when the February 2011 earthquake struck. They emerged into the street, checked on their neighbours and friends, and then were ordered to [...]

CCDU – “Where the hell are you”?

CCDU – “Where the hell are you”?

Thursday, 1 November 2012 8:16 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 618 days Do we still own our building?  I don’t know!  94 days. So it goes on, no decisions, no communication, no certainty, no help, no support. Christchurch building owners have been more than …

6 Questions with Tim Anthon

6 Questions with Tim Anthon

Thursday, 1 November 2012 8:15 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

 

Tickets. Tickets. Tickets…!!!

Tickets. Tickets. Tickets…!!!

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 6:57 p.m. by TheConcert Popular

Listen up!

Committee recommendation on Hagley Oval cricket development report

Committee recommendation on Hagley Oval cricket development report

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 3:42 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch City Council’s Community, Recreation and Culture Committee (CRAC) has today asked that a staff report on the proposed scope of works and decision making process on Canterbury Cricket Association’s proposal to develop a cricket ground on Hagley Oval go to the full Council.

Repaired Town Hall or New Performing Arts Precinct

Repaired Town Hall or New Performing Arts Precinct

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 2:22 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

- In the past few days the Council have come out publicly with statements that their committee have recommended a full repair of the Christchurch Town Hall with insurance cover being approx. $68.9 Million at this stage. 

Four Days To Go + 40,000 Hours Clocked + Katchafire on Stage at 3PM!!!!!

Four Days To Go + 40,000 Hours Clocked + Katchafire on Stage at 3PM!!!!!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 10:31 p.m. by TheConcert Featured Popular

Getting new developments off the ground

Getting new developments off the ground

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 9:41 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Recommended Popular

With Christchurch abuzz with new projects, it’s important for developers to hit the ground running and start redeveloping their empty sites as soon as possible.