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First emerging themes from Share an Idea

First emerging themes from Share an Idea

Friday, 27 May 2011 2:36 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Christchurch Art Centre Update

Christchurch Art Centre Update

Friday, 27 May 2011 11:28 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

An End To The Chemical Toilets In Sight

An End To The Chemical Toilets In Sight

Friday, 27 May 2011 11:27 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

This article in the press today actually gives some hope to at least some normality at home. And trust me its cant come soon enough.

Heart Foundation Post Quake Seminars

Heart Foundation Post Quake Seminars

Thursday, 26 May 2011 12:09 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

150 Reasons To Love Christchurch

150 Reasons To Love Christchurch

Wednesday, 25 May 2011 10:34 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Today the local Canterbury newspaper, The Press turned 150 years old. There have been a number of different features made up but this one I wish to share here really put a smile on my face.

Magnetic South Ideas Event

Magnetic South Ideas Event

Wednesday, 25 May 2011 9:46 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Ultra Fast Broadband For Christchurch

Ultra Fast Broadband For Christchurch

Wednesday, 25 May 2011 12:30 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Port Lyttelton Land Reclamation

Port Lyttelton Land Reclamation

Wednesday, 25 May 2011 12:25 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Hotel Grand Chancellor Demolition Announced

Hotel Grand Chancellor Demolition Announced

Wednesday, 25 May 2011 12:21 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Free Dental And Health Services

Free Dental And Health Services

Wednesday, 25 May 2011 12:16 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

This first featured in the press and I think this is important information the people of Christchurch should know about. 

Mental Health Assistance

Mental Health Assistance

Wednesday, 25 May 2011 12:15 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

EQC February Earthquake Claims Update

EQC February Earthquake Claims Update

Wednesday, 25 May 2011 12:14 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

The Mayors Message of A New City

The Mayors Message of A New City

Monday, 23 May 2011 9:38 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

This article first appeared from the  blog. a very good blog for the people in that area full of information.

Christchurch City Council Share an Idea public workshops

Christchurch City Council Share an Idea public workshops

Monday, 23 May 2011 9:29 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

New building standards for house foundations

New building standards for house foundations

Monday, 23 May 2011 9:28 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Christchurch 3 Months On again

Christchurch 3 Months On again

Monday, 23 May 2011 9:14 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Christchurch Telethon Raises 2.5 Million

Christchurch Telethon Raises 2.5 Million

Sunday, 22 May 2011 10:54 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Red Cross Winter Grant

Red Cross Winter Grant

Sunday, 22 May 2011 5:24 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Red Cross is setting up a new grant to help Christchurch residents weather the winter. The disaster relief organisation has received more than $63 million in donations since the February 22 earthquake and has paid out $45.7m, most to people seeking emergency assistance.

Map Outlining CCC Infrastructure repairs

Map Outlining CCC Infrastructure repairs

Sunday, 22 May 2011 2:15 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Art Agnos

Art Agnos

Saturday, 21 May 2011 5:22 p.m. by TEDxEQChCh

 

Paul Downton

Paul Downton

Saturday, 21 May 2011 4:22 p.m. by TEDxEQChCh

 

Sacha McMeeking

Sacha McMeeking

Saturday, 21 May 2011 3:02 p.m. by TEDxEQChCh Popular

 

Grant Ryan

Grant Ryan

Saturday, 21 May 2011 2:22 p.m. by TEDxEQChCh

 

Grant Schofield

Grant Schofield

Saturday, 21 May 2011 2:12 p.m. by TEDxEQChCh Popular

 

Dan Cullum

Dan Cullum

Saturday, 21 May 2011 12:46 p.m. by TEDxEQChCh

 

Hugh Morrison

Hugh Morrison

Saturday, 21 May 2011 12:36 p.m. by TEDxEQChCh Popular

 

Christchurch Damage Worse Than San Francisco

Christchurch Damage Worse Than San Francisco

Saturday, 21 May 2011 9:18 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Linwood Park Accommodation Started

Linwood Park Accommodation Started

Friday, 20 May 2011 3:28 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Bonds Offered To Help Fund Rebuild

Bonds Offered To Help Fund Rebuild

Friday, 20 May 2011 3:23 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

EQC Update 20th February 2011

EQC Update 20th February 2011

Friday, 20 May 2011 3:09 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

   

Study centres to support Christchurch students

Study centres to support Christchurch students

Friday, 20 May 2011 2:54 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Education Minister Anne Tolley says new study centres are providing extra support for Christchurch students whose schools are still affected by the February earthquake. The centres provide a supervised place for students to study, and are aimed at students at colleges which have been temporarily relocated to another site or are co-located with another school because of earthquake damage.

Budget Gives 5.5 Billion For Christchurch Rebuild

Budget Gives 5.5 Billion For Christchurch Rebuild

Friday, 20 May 2011 2:41 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

A historic $5.5 billion to rebuild Christchurch will be laid out by the Government today, with big numbers set aside in the Budget for basic infrastructure repair in the first two years of earthquake recovery. The impact and response to the earthquake is set to be a centrepiece of the Budget, with billions of dollars of insurance payouts flowing in to the country and billions more borrowed to fund repairs.

CBD Property Owners

CBD Property Owners

Friday, 20 May 2011 2:39 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

This article in the press is interesting. read it here Central-city property owners should consider surrendering their land rights and developing earthquake-hit blocks collectively for the good of Christchurch, a business leader says. However, the "provocative" proposal has received a lukewarm reception. Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce chief executive Peter Townsend made the suggestion at last weekend's Share an Idea expo, saying that "radical" ideas were ne ...

Rebuilding Christchurch - Engineers Think

Rebuilding Christchurch - Engineers Think

Tuesday, 17 May 2011 8:38 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Super Haka For Christchurch

Super Haka For Christchurch

Monday, 16 May 2011 8:42 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Thousands of Kiwis around the country and the world will gather at 12.30pm on Thursday, 19 May in a sign of solidarity with the people of Christchurch as they rebuild their city following the devastating earthquakes of September and February. In a haka composed by Ngai Tahu especially for this occasion, there will be a call for Otautahi Maraka -- "Christchurch, Rise Up".

Christchurch City Central City Plan

Christchurch City Central City Plan

Sunday, 15 May 2011 8:40 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Property Rights For Acquired Land For Rebuild

Property Rights For Acquired Land For Rebuild

Sunday, 15 May 2011 2:42 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Owners of earthquake-hit buildings could be forced to sell to the Government at a loss. The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) and Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee have the power to acquire any Christchurch property in the interest of the quake recovery.

Mayors Address To Christchurch

Mayors Address To Christchurch

Saturday, 14 May 2011 9:51 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Out of adversity comes an opportunity. We have a chance to remake our central city. But what should it look like? How should it function, and who will live, work and play back inside the iconic four avenues? For whom are we rebuilding our city?

Extra Funding For Training To Help Rebuild Christchurch

Extra Funding For Training To Help Rebuild Christchurch

Friday, 13 May 2011 9:55 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

The construction industry is welcoming a cash boost from the Government to train more workers, but warns a lot more may be needed to meet the soaring demand from the Christchurch earthquake. Prime Minister John Key yesterday announced an additional $42 million will be in next week's Budget to train up to an extra 1500 tradespeople, as well as up to 3000 more construction-related training places from existing funding.

CERA Wants Demolitions To Pick Up The Pace

CERA Wants Demolitions To Pick Up The Pace

Friday, 13 May 2011 9:52 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Cera is threatening to take over the demolition of central Christchurch buildings and send owners the bill. Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) interim deconstruction manager Warwick Isaacs said yesterday the owners of dangerous buildings would receive a letter giving them 10 days to submit a demolition plan.

Christchurch City Council Ideas Expo Speakers List

Christchurch City Council Ideas Expo Speakers List

Thursday, 12 May 2011 12:54 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Roger Sutton New CERA CEO

Roger Sutton New CERA CEO

Thursday, 12 May 2011 12:50 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Red Zone Street Cam

Red Zone Street Cam

Thursday, 12 May 2011 12:42 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) released the footage yesterday. It was taken by surveying and mapping firm Terralink International last month. Cera interim chief executive John Ombler said the videos gave residents the opportunity to understand what happened in the inner city. The cameras recorded images every 3.5 metres.

Aftershocks Test Science

Aftershocks Test Science

Thursday, 12 May 2011 12:36 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Aftershock forecasts issued by GNS Science are being challenged by three large earthquakes in Canterbury in just over three weeks. The latest, yesterday morning's magnitude-5.3 quake centred about 15 kilometres under Rolleston, was the eighth-largest recorded since the magnitude-7.1 quake on September 4. The 3.04am shock caused minor damage in Rolleston.

First Temporary Houses Available

First Temporary Houses Available

Thursday, 12 May 2011 3:19 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

The first 20 houses for Christchurch earthquake victims will be ready to deliver to sites on Monday. Jennian Homes, which won the Government contract for emergency housing, is finishing the first 64sq m two-bedroom, relocatable, double-glazed places designed to accommodate a family of four. The project was led by Jennian's mid-Canterbury director Nigel Smith and Canterbury director Bruce Maetzig.

Land Decisions Are Delaying Rebuild

Land Decisions Are Delaying Rebuild

Wednesday, 11 May 2011 8:07 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Damage to land as well as property is complicating the insurance process for property-owners in and around earthquake-ravaged Christchurch. The geography of Canterbury province was severely affected in both the September and February quakes, and work will be needed to stabilise land that has liquefied or moved before buildings can be repaired or rebuilt. Continuing aftershocks are further delaying the process.

Sydenham and Lyttelton Shops First To Be Redeveloped

Sydenham and Lyttelton Shops First To Be Redeveloped

Tuesday, 10 May 2011 8:05 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Plans for Sydenham and Lyttelton shopping centres will be developed as part of a support programme for earthquake-hit suburbs. The two areas will be the first to benefit from the Christchurch City Council's suburban centres programme, announced this week. "We need to assist some of these centres to help them get back on their feet and provide for their community," council strategy and support manager Richard Ball said.

Looking to Santa Cruz for Rebuild Inspiration

Looking to Santa Cruz for Rebuild Inspiration

Saturday, 7 May 2011 10:00 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

First Temporary Village Opening Soon

First Temporary Village Opening Soon

Saturday, 7 May 2011 4:39 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Share An Idea

Share An Idea

Saturday, 7 May 2011 4:11 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

INTERNATIONAL URBAN DESIGN EXPERTS TO ASSIST CHRISTCHURCH

INTERNATIONAL URBAN DESIGN EXPERTS TO ASSIST CHRISTCHURCH

Saturday, 7 May 2011 4:10 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

UPDATE ON KEY HISTORIC BUILDINGS MAY 2011

UPDATE ON KEY HISTORIC BUILDINGS MAY 2011

Saturday, 7 May 2011 4:09 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Earthquake Impact on Wellbeing Studied

Earthquake Impact on Wellbeing Studied

Saturday, 7 May 2011 1:09 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Update from Orion

Update from Orion

Friday, 6 May 2011 12:54 p.m. by OrionNZ Popular

Update from Orion

So what is happening in Christchurch?

So what is happening in Christchurch?

Thursday, 5 May 2011 3:15 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Locals have a pretty good idea about what is happening in Christchurch, but we have found that those from outside of the city don’t really have a clue. Understandable. One of more common misconceptions is that the central city area is accessible. Many guests arrive asking for help getting reservations at restaurants that just aren’t there any more!

Rebuilding of Christchurch Youth Event May 14th

Rebuilding of Christchurch Youth Event May 14th

Thursday, 5 May 2011 11:28 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Rudolf Steiner School, 19 Omberseley Terrace in Opawa it will be 

High Rise Buildings, What of Their Fate?

High Rise Buildings, What of Their Fate?

Wednesday, 4 May 2011 11:37 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

A post here from the Press seems valid to repost here.

Plans Put in Place To Rebuild Christchurch Infrastructure

Plans Put in Place To Rebuild Christchurch Infrastructure

Tuesday, 3 May 2011 2:47 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Sine the Febuary 22nd earthquake there is a great need to rebuild the city infrastructure. Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced an alliance of parties that will rebuild Christchurch’s badly damaged ground level and below ground infrastructure, including roads, water, wastewater and stormwater.

Rebuild Needs To Be Bold And Brave

Rebuild Needs To Be Bold And Brave

Monday, 2 May 2011 11:42 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

This article found in the press.co.nz today sums up in the heading what many of us in Christchurh are thinking and feeling. Many are worried that the rebuild of our city will be a replacement, not a redevelopment.

National State of Emergency Ends

National State of Emergency Ends

Sunday, 1 May 2011 12:01 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Finally Christchurch and New Zealand, ten weeks on from February's earthquake the national state of emergency has been lifted. The state of emergency expired at 11.59pm last night and the recovery process has been handed over to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera).