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BUSINESS LEADERS WELCOME CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL ENGAGEMENT

BUSINESS LEADERS WELCOME CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL ENGAGEMENT

Wednesday, 4 April 2012 4:59 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Rawhiti Domain Temporary Village Site

Rawhiti Domain Temporary Village Site

Wednesday, 4 April 2012 12:56 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Coming out

Coming out

Tuesday, 3 April 2012 11:26 p.m. by KrisV Popular

Over the last few years I've come to the realisation that I'm not what I thought I was. Sometimes I guess it just takes a while for it to sink in that perhaps you've only been acting in a certain way because that's what was expected of you.

But what if all you are ever exposed to are thoughts & theories that keep reinforcing those notions, never exposing you to anything different, never sharing ideas that may challenge your perception of what is 'right' and 'normal'?

I was one ...

TRUST TO SUPPORT BUILDING OF CHCH HI-TECH BUSINESS HUB

TRUST TO SUPPORT BUILDING OF CHCH HI-TECH BUSINESS HUB

Tuesday, 3 April 2012 2:08 p.m. by RecoverCanterbury Popular

This is according to the Canterbury Business Recovery Trust, which is lending its support to the EPIC campus by underwriting parts of the project.  Thanks to the Trust’s support EPIC, or Enterprise Precinct and Innovation Campus, has been able to secure the funding to get the project off the ground.

Third time lucky

Third time lucky

Sunday, 1 April 2012 6:03 p.m. by KrisV Popular

On Friday (and Saturday) night hubby & I were at the of one of Lyttelton's few surviving drinking holes - the . Hopefully it proves to be third time lucky... even though each reopening party has been a hell of a good time, we're all hoping there isn't going to be a fourpeat.

The first reopening party was way back in 2010, after the September earthquake. I almost made it - I did get to Lyttelton that night, but at the exact moment I arrived in town, the Wundy was absolutely packed and ...

Christchurch Quake Blues Over TC3 Land

Christchurch Quake Blues Over TC3 Land

Friday, 30 March 2012 8:49 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Has Your Been Land Zoned TC3 because of the Christchurch Quakes? I know I haven’t posted for a while. I think I’ve probably had a bit of Post Trauma Stress from the Christchurch Quake, so have been focusing on self-managing that. A few things triggered this. The anniversary of 22 February and graphic photos being [...]

Rebuild to test mediocre builders

Rebuild to test mediocre builders

Thursday, 29 March 2012 10:08 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

The Christchurch rebuild will be a testing ground for changing the "she'll be right" culture and below average performance of the building industry.

Lost and found

Lost and found

Wednesday, 28 March 2012 8:39 p.m. by KrisV Popular

Sing along now, you know the tune...




If you liked that little number, here's a few other fun numbers to consider:

: The number of days since I've seen my suitcase

: Days left to make a claim against the original carrier for lost luggage

: Days remaining until my next trip, when I'm gonna need that suitcase (and those clothes)

: How many times I've called the Auckland baggage centre since my return. Yay for 0800 numbers :)

: Airports in whic ...

Shaky relationships post-quake

Shaky relationships post-quake

Sunday, 25 March 2012 6:13 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

The Peoples Steeple - AN OPEN LETTER TO CHRISTCHURCH

The Peoples Steeple - AN OPEN LETTER TO CHRISTCHURCH

Sunday, 25 March 2012 6:11 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

The Rebirth of Christchurch

The Rebirth of Christchurch

Sunday, 25 March 2012 5:55 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Dancing in the rain

Dancing in the rain

Sunday, 25 March 2012 1:19 p.m. by KrisV Popular

On Wednesday the call went out: We need dancers!


One of many projects, the , was about to be filmed as part of a project by/for . Gehl have been involved in our central city rebuild plan, and are helping to make people-friendly cities around the world. Our little Dance-o-mat was to be featured as part of... well, to be honest, I'm not exactly sure what the topic/story of this film is, but it was a good excuse to get off my arse and check out the Dance-o-mat. Especially when they said ...

Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae To Volunteer For A Day

Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae To Volunteer For A Day

Thursday, 22 March 2012 4:50 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

ENI Engineering Relaunches in New Premises

ENI Engineering Relaunches in New Premises

Thursday, 22 March 2012 4:48 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Heal Christchurch - Free Stress Relief Consultations

Heal Christchurch - Free Stress Relief Consultations

Monday, 19 March 2012 10:46 a.m. by HealChristchurch Popular

 

Public Art Workshop for Christchurch

Public Art Workshop for Christchurch

Friday, 16 March 2012 2:53 p.m. by SCAPE Christchurch Biennial Popular

A week of it

A week of it

Thursday, 15 March 2012 9:00 p.m. by KrisV Popular



 ...or perhaps, a week without it.


A week without earthquakes, a week without Kiwi accents.
A week without decent coffee, and a week without my luggage.

Yes, in yet another demonstration of the , when I arrived in the USA on March 3rd en-route to my conference in Orlando, my luggage was nowhere to be seen. This situation was not entirely unexpected however, as it had not been a smooth trip from the beginning.

The trouble started when my very first flight ...

Environment Courts decision on North West Belfast zone

Environment Court's decision on North West Belfast zone

Wednesday, 14 March 2012 2:27 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Air Asia decision to exit Christchurch blow to South Island tourism..

Air Asia decision to exit Christchurch blow to South Island tourism..

Tuesday, 13 March 2012 10:34 a.m. by TourismChCh Popular

Air Asia X’s decision to suspend its Christchurch service is a blow to South Island tourism, says Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism chief executive Tim Hunter.

CanCERN Newsletter #29 - 9th March

CanCERN Newsletter #29 - 9th March

Monday, 12 March 2012 11:10 a.m. by CanCERN Popular

CanCERN Newsletter #28 2 March

CanCERN Newsletter #28 2 March

Monday, 12 March 2012 10:54 a.m. by CanCERN Popular

CanCERN Newsletter #26 - 10th February 2012

CanCERN Newsletter #26 - 10th February 2012

Monday, 12 March 2012 10:47 a.m. by CanCERN Popular

CanCERN Newsletter #24 - 27th January 2012

CanCERN Newsletter #24 - 27th January 2012

Monday, 12 March 2012 10:46 a.m. by CanCERN Popular

CanCERN Newsletter #23 - 20th January 2012

CanCERN Newsletter #23 - 20th January 2012

Monday, 12 March 2012 10:44 a.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

CanCERN Newsletter #22 - 13th January 2012

CanCERN Newsletter #22 - 13th January 2012

Monday, 12 March 2012 10:42 a.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

Newsletter #21 - 22 December  2012

Newsletter #21 - 22 December 2012

Monday, 12 March 2012 10:40 a.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

Farewell to Christchurch Cathedral - A City Icon

Farewell to Christchurch Cathedral - A City Icon

Sunday, 11 March 2012 7:17 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

Christchurch residents have been given a chance to farewell Christchurch Cathedral before demolition starts. For two weekends in March, a walkway has been opened along Colombo Street to allow access to Cathedral Square. Thousands have taken advantage of this and a never-ending stream of visitors has lined the walkway which is contained between fences. for more details and photos.





Farewell to Christchurch Cathedral - A City Icon

Farewell to Christchurch Cathedral - A City Icon

Sunday, 11 March 2012 7:17 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews

Christchurch residents have been given a chance to farewell Christchurch Cathedral before demolition starts. For two weekends in March, a walkway has been opened along Colombo Street to allow access to Cathedral Square. Thousands have taken advantage of this and a never-ending stream of visitors has lined the walkway which is contained between fences. for more details and photos.





Janine Starks considers the case of a single female with $400k in the bank looking to buy a house without taking out a mortgage in an overpriced property market

Janine Starks considers the case of a single female with $400k in the bank looking to buy a house without taking out a mortgage in an overpriced property market

Thursday, 8 March 2012 9:40 a.m. by JanineStarks

You really must be congratulated on being a savings-machine. You’re an Agony Aunts delight. An amount of NZ$400,000 is quite an impressive stash for someone still relatively young and single. 

Demolished by the Christchurch Quakes

Demolished by the Christchurch Quakes

Tuesday, 6 March 2012 11:44 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Project Mackay to help support a Christchurch Family

Project Mackay to help support a Christchurch Family

Monday, 5 March 2012 12:45 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Today I am proud to release this Project to enable a way for expats froma part of Australia to support a Christchurch family rebuild their life after the earthquakes. 

What’s on this week? February 5th to 12th

What’s on this week? February 5th to 12th

Monday, 5 March 2012 12:00 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Seismic resilience key to new Christchurch CBD: steel industry

Seismic resilience key to new Christchurch CBD: steel industry

Friday, 2 March 2012 5:27 p.m. by hamisha Popular

Minister of Building and Construction Maurice Williamson expressed confidence in New Zealand’s structural steel industry as he opened a forum held in Christchurch on Wednesday night (29 February).

$4 MILLION MARK REACHED BY BUSINESS SUPPORT TRUST

$4 MILLION MARK REACHED BY BUSINESS SUPPORT TRUST

Thursday, 1 March 2012 11:23 p.m. by RecoverCanterbury Popular

 

Someones in your exact same boat - working together

Someone's in your exact same boat - working together

Thursday, 1 March 2012 5:51 p.m. by letsgetonwithit Popular

.  There are so many people in exactly the same boat who are struggling to make progress -  I mean their situation is the same as yours. I am so sick of getting the run around from people on the end of the phone who can't seem to make a decision or even advise correctly. The reason we can't make progress is now clear to me after hours of phone calls over the last year leading nowhere - 

Christchurch City Council FACILITIES REBUILD PLAN March 2012 Update

Christchurch City Council FACILITIES REBUILD PLAN March 2012 Update

Thursday, 1 March 2012 4:11 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Seismics and the City

Seismics and the City

Thursday, 1 March 2012 3:32 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Notes from white zone meeting February 28th

Notes from white zone meeting February 28th

Wednesday, 29 February 2012 7:16 p.m. by Swiggs Popular











































Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 10:28 p.m. by KrisV Popular



Step 2: Wait a few months for a decision from your insurance company. Go through more major earthquakes, and wait a few more months for insurance company to deal with the sudden deluge of new claims.

Christchurch Quake Poem

Christchurch Quake Poem

Monday, 27 February 2012 5:06 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

 

NEW CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES TO SUPPORT CHRISTCHURCH BUSINESSES

NEW CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES TO SUPPORT CHRISTCHURCH BUSINESSES

Monday, 27 February 2012 12:36 p.m. by RecoverCanterbury Popular

A campaign is underway to drive business growth by encouraging Cantabrians to rediscover and get into their city.

Time to fast-track rebuild

Time to fast-track rebuild

Monday, 27 February 2012 10:18 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Christchurch Memorial Service

Christchurch Memorial Service

Friday, 24 February 2012 11:02 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews

On the 22nd February 2012, a memorial service was held in Hagley Park, Christchurch to pay tribute to those who died in the 6.3 earthquake a year earlier. It was a somber occasion marked with many tears and much heartache and sadness. Approximately 10,000 people attended and the service concluded with the release of 185 monarch butterflies - one for each life lost in the earthquake. It was a painful but necessary part of the ongoing healing for the people of Christchurch. for a person ...

B&D Doors Community Donation

B&D Doors Community Donation

Thursday, 23 February 2012 3:22 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

New Zealand Red Cross Worker Receives Christchurch Earthquake Award

New Zealand Red Cross Worker Receives Christchurch Earthquake Award

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 9:02 p.m. by RedCross Popular

New Zealand Red Cross emergency management officer Stephen Manson has received a Christchurch Earthquake Award for his actions during and after the September and February earthquakes.

February 22 one year on

February 22 one year on

Tuesday, 21 February 2012 12:00 p.m. by RedCross Popular

Twelve months has passed since the earthquake that devastated Canterbury on February 22, 2011, and the loss of life and destruction are still very raw for many of those affected.

Thanks for the quake help New Zealand

Thanks for the quake help New Zealand

Tuesday, 21 February 2012 10:42 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Red Cross Recovery Expert Visits New Zealand

Red Cross Recovery Expert Visits New Zealand

Tuesday, 21 February 2012 10:04 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Earthquake repairs begin on community facilities

Earthquake repairs begin on community facilities

Tuesday, 21 February 2012 9:51 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Minor earthquake repairs are beginning this week on 46 community facilities owned by Christchurch City Council.

On yer bike: PMT, PCS & SOS

On yer bike: PMT, PCS & SOS

Monday, 20 February 2012 6:17 p.m. by KrisV Popular

It's two-for-the-price-of-one time... two (or maybe more) different topics being squished into one post thanks to the general chaos & busyness that is life in Shakeytown. Well, my life anyway - I can't claim to speak on anyone else's behalf.

But no matter how much is going on, it's important that we remember to make time to stop and smell the roses. Even here in the land of the empty lot, there are events taking place that are worth making an effort to get to. One such gig was the rec ...

On yer bike: PMT, PCS & SOS

On yer bike: PMT, PCS & SOS

Monday, 20 February 2012 6:17 p.m. by KrisV

It's two-for-the-price-of-one time... two (or maybe more) different topics being squished into one post thanks to the general chaos & busyness that is life in Shakeytown. Well, my life anyway - I can't claim to speak on anyone else's behalf.

But no matter how much is going on, it's important that we remember to make time to stop and smell the roses. Even here in the land of the empty lot, there are events taking place that are worth making an effort to get to. One such ...

How To Manage Christchurch Quake Trauma

How To Manage Christchurch Quake Trauma

Sunday, 19 February 2012 5:28 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

 

Personal Account of the Media Red Zone Tour in Chirstchurch

Personal Account of the Media Red Zone Tour in Chirstchurch

Friday, 17 February 2012 9:26 a.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews

On Wednesday 15th February 2012, I was part of a media tour around the red-zoned CBD of Christchurch. Following the devastating 6.3 earthquake on the 22nd February 2011, the city centre was shut down as authorities worked to secure the area and clear damaged buildings. This has proved to be a long, painful process and apart from a brief period when the public could access the city through Red Zone bus tours and a walkway into Cathedral Square, the city has remained off limits.

Although no ...