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Pegasus acquired by Todd Property Group

Pegasus acquired by Todd Property Group

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 6:36 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Todd Property Group has purchased the Pegasus town development, 25 kilometres north of Christchurch in the Waimakariri district.

Chch energy grants for efficient building design progressing well

Chch energy grants for efficient building design progressing well

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 5:26 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch Agency for Energy (CAfE) is pleased with the success of the Energyfirst programme which provides expert energy efficiency advice for city buildings over 500sqm within Christchurch City.

IAG December 2012 Rebuild and Repair Update

IAG December 2012 Rebuild and Repair Update

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 4:53 p.m. by IAGinsurance Recommended Popular

IAG has announced it will confirm with all earthquake customers whether their property is a rebuild or repair by 20 December 2012. This will include confirmation whether IAG or EQC will manage their claim.

New Brighton revitalised by student designers and architects

New Brighton revitalised by student designers and architects

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 1:21 p.m. by PRNews Popular

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF NEW ZEALAND - Democracy

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF NEW ZEALAND - Democracy

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 12:08 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Dear Prime Minister Rt Hon. John Key

UC engineering expert helping directly in Christchurch’s rebuild

UC engineering expert helping directly in Christchurch’s rebuild

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 10:36 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

University of Canterbury’s civil and natural resources engineer Professor, Misko Cubrinovski, is helping in the Christchurch rebuild by working with the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) on repairing 2000 km of water mains and 2000 km of sub-mains.

EQC backs ‘arrogant’ engineer

EQC backs ‘arrogant’ engineer

Monday, 3 December 2012 9:17 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Please visit http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch-earthquake-2011/7962480/EQC-backs-arrogant-engineer to read the story about one of the most notorious people at EQC.  I will link to the story rather than post it directly because of copyright concerns.   The article does a masterful job of explaining the story, so I will not summarise it.  However, I will mention that the whole [...]

Please Send Me Your Stories

Please Send Me Your Stories

Monday, 3 December 2012 9:02 p.m. by EQCTruths

I have neglected this blog, but I promise to post more faithfully and regularly.  In the meantime, I am asking people to send me their stories about their travails with EQC.   I promise to edit your name and remove any identifying information.  The purpose of sharing stories is to remind people of the ordeal [...]

Christchurch Democracy Rally Speech notes

Christchurch Democracy Rally Speech notes

Monday, 3 December 2012 3:16 p.m. by GlennLivingstone Popular

 

Win

Win

Monday, 3 December 2012 10:52 a.m. by TheConcert

So it’s our second to last day in NYC and it is looking like things have finally fallen into place.

Cycling, bouldering should be incorporated into the Christchurch rebuild says UC expert

Cycling, bouldering should be incorporated into the Christchurch rebuild says UC expert

Monday, 3 December 2012 9:25 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Physical activity in the rebuild of Christchurch may be even more important than has been previously realised, a University of Canterbury (UC) sports science expert said today. 

Womens earthquake experiences to be launched on UC CEISMIC digital archive

Women's earthquake experiences to be launched on UC CEISMIC digital archive

Sunday, 2 December 2012 12:12 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

Emotional accounts of women's experiences of the Canterbury earthquakes will tomorrow be released online through the University of Canterbury's CEISMIC digital archive.

What does cooperation look like?

What does cooperation look like?

Saturday, 1 December 2012 6:23 a.m. by TheConcert

When various goals, plans, and actions align, cooperation is likely. At last, cooperation looks likely.

Canterbury’s hospitals redevelopment project making progress

Canterbury’s hospitals redevelopment project making progress

Friday, 30 November 2012 7:13 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Work towards starting Canterbury DHB’s hospitals redevelopment project is progressing well, according to members of the Hospitals Redevelopment Partnership Group (HRPG).

BASE launch a milestone for Christchurch rebuild

BASE launch a milestone for Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 29 November 2012 7:53 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Breakfast with Coffey – An introduction to NEC3

Breakfast with Coffey – An introduction to NEC3

Thursday, 29 November 2012 2:39 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

 

Central City Retail Precinct Westpac Build Plan Original Documents

Central City Retail Precinct Westpac Build Plan Original Documents

Thursday, 29 November 2012 2:02 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Westpac have prepared a masterplan for the specified area of the Central City Retail Precinct.

Want home repair quotes? Try www.needatradesman.co.nz

Want home repair quotes? Try www.needatradesman.co.nz

Thursday, 29 November 2012 10:50 a.m. by needatradesman Featured Popular

Simply fill in the '' selecting your area and trade you require, then provide a brief and accurate description of the work that you would like carried out and click 'send'.

Christchurch city transport plan includes inconsistencies and misses opportunities

Christchurch city transport plan includes inconsistencies and misses opportunities

Thursday, 29 November 2012 10:29 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

November 29, 2012

Christchurch – A City Surviving on Response Volunteers

Christchurch – A City Surviving on Response Volunteers

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 9:37 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Points on maps, and points about each map

Points on maps, and points about each map

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 1:26 p.m. by TheConcert

It’s an interesting thing, discussing regions and sizes in a place you find wholly unfamiliar. The last few days our efforts and discussions have centred largely around mapping, accessibility of information, and the delicate balance between detail and ease of understanding.

To do or not to do...

To do or not to do...

Monday, 26 November 2012 9:45 p.m. by KrisV Popular

Times Square!

Times Square!

Monday, 26 November 2012 5:53 p.m. by TheConcert

It’s Sunday night here in NY so we thought we’d head to a near by bar to watch some Sunday Night Football (Green Bay Packers vs New York Giants for those interested, Giants smashed them 38-10). Went for a quick walk into Times Square and took this panorama – look closely to see what takes up one of the main billboards…

Tenants Protection Association moved to Tuam Street

Tenants Protection Association moved to Tuam Street

Monday, 26 November 2012 4:24 p.m. by tenantspa Popular

Tenants Protection Association (ChCh) Inc, have moved to Christchurch Community House at 113 Tuam Street.  Please feel free to drop in and see us. 

Rally for Democracy - Our City - Our Say - 1st December 2012

Rally for Democracy - Our City - Our Say - 1st December 2012

Monday, 26 November 2012 1:09 p.m. by PRNews Recommended Popular

Cantabrians will march from Latimer Square to Cranmer Square past their Provincial Council Chambers on 1st December demanding the Government give back DEMOCRACY to their city

Running for the East

Running for the East

Monday, 26 November 2012 12:24 a.m. by GlennLivingstone Popular

I’m in the midst of training for the Coast to Coast endurance event in February next year. And training in the most enchanted ward in the city, Burwood/Pegasus,

A snapshot of what we’ve been doing

A snapshot of what we’ve been doing

Sunday, 25 November 2012 10:15 a.m. by TheConcert

I just realised none of our updates have properly explained what we’re spending our days doing over here. As we’ve mentioned, one of the barriers to an efficient clean up following the hurricane has been a lack of communication and coordination between the countless organisations which are volunteering to help with the clean up. This was noticed a couple of weeks ago and we were asked to come over here in the hope that we can find a solution… I

Movember 2012 Update

Movember 2012 Update

Saturday, 24 November 2012 10:05 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

The Coffey team are looking pretty good, the Moustaches are improving their collective productivity, awesomeness and masculinity.

Nominations now open for Project Christmas

Nominations now open for Project Christmas

Saturday, 24 November 2012 9:21 a.m. by benyoung Featured Popular

Nominations have now opened for Project Christmas, they close on the 16th of December 2012.

Project Christmas Nominations Opening

Project Christmas Nominations Opening

Friday, 23 November 2012 2:36 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Helping people who don’t normally put their hands up.

Central city transport plan backed by Environment Canterbury

Central city transport plan backed by Environment Canterbury

Friday, 23 November 2012 2:32 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Environment Canterbury welcomes the release of the draft transport plan for the central city by the Christchurch Central Development Unit.

First groups of Uni of Otago Chch staff return to hospital building

First groups of Uni of Otago Chch staff return to hospital building

Friday, 23 November 2012 2:27 p.m. by PRNews Popular

University of Otago, Christchurch, staff move back into their building The first group of staff from the University of Otago, Christchurch (UOC) will move back into their building after 21 months in temporary premises.

EPIC to contribute to growth of Christchurch

EPIC to contribute to growth of Christchurch

Friday, 23 November 2012 2:26 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, 23 November 2012 12:26 p.m. by TheConcert

Yep, it’s that holiday that we all hear about in NZ but never really understand. To be honest I still don’t really understand it but I can tell you one thing, the food is epic! Turkey left right and centre, pies (of the dessert kind, not steak & cheese) galore, and people who are thankful for what they have (no matter how little it is, especially in current circumstances). A pretty cool occasion on all accounts.

EPIC Enterprise and Innovation hub official opening

EPIC Enterprise and Innovation hub official opening

Friday, 23 November 2012 11:33 a.m. by NickyWagner

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.