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Are Bureaucrats Going To Dictate Christchurchs Rebuild

Are Bureaucrats Going To Dictate Christchurch's Rebuild

Saturday, 26 March 2011 9:10 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

This update comes from Clayton Cosgrove. To view all the earthquake responses from the Labour's earthquake recovery spokesman Clayton Cosgrove says he fears hundreds of Wellington bureaucrats with clipboards telling Cantabrians how to rebuild Christchurch.

Post Earthquake Christchurch Ariel Map

Post Earthquake Christchurch Ariel Map

Saturday, 26 March 2011 1:19 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

that this imagery is a snapshot of the way Christchurch looked a couple of days after the earthquake. It's good that this information is now available to all of New Zealand and the world.

EQC and Insurance Companies Dont Agree

EQC and Insurance Companies Don't Agree

Saturday, 26 March 2011 12:52 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

This could be a bad situation for many people in Christchurch and this needs to be looked at very quickly so that the people who are already unsure on their future are not bothered and further disrupted by a legal battle over money.

ASB Bank offers Christchurch $250 Million To help Rebuild

ASB Bank offers Christchurch $250 Million To help Rebuild

Saturday, 26 March 2011 11:59 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

ASB Bank today announced a $250 million package for earthquake devastated Christchurch offering interest free and discounted loans, aimed at kick-starting the rebuilding of the city.

Fundraising Events Around New Zealand For Support Of Christchurch

Fundraising Events Around New Zealand For Support Of Christchurch

Thursday, 24 March 2011 7:37 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Rally For Christchurch

Rally For Christchurch

Thursday, 24 March 2011 3:00 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Rally For Christchurch! This event, created by Action for Christchurch East, is for residents who want to get involved in the Christchurch recovery and want to help build local community networks.

Letter To Christchurch Businesses From Mayor Bob Parker

Letter To Christchurch Businesses From Mayor Bob Parker

Wednesday, 23 March 2011 1:42 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

In the past few days we have witnessed growing frustration by business people who want to get into their central city premises to retrieve items essential to their business operation.

Temporary Entertainment Hub Idea

Temporary Entertainment Hub Idea

Wednesday, 23 March 2011 10:00 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Hundreds of quake-hit bars, restaurants and retailers could reopen in a temporary "entertainment" hub in central Christchurch under a plan being considered by the Government. It has asked commercial developers for ideas to build an interim hub to keep businesses afloat while demolition and repair work continues behind the cordons.

Canterbury Business Recovery Network Newsletters To Resume

Canterbury Business Recovery Network Newsletters To Resume

Tuesday, 22 March 2011 2:54 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

The Canterbury Business Recovery Networks or CBRN’s update newsletters will resume circulation from today. We have and are continuing to work hard in maintain pressure on the authorities to raise issues where there are genuine concerns.

Christchurch cordon to save lives

Christchurch cordon to save lives

Tuesday, 22 March 2011 2:38 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

To see updates of the To read on the controlled access to To view information on getting cars from

Christchurch Business Recovery Support Package and Q&A

Christchurch Business Recovery Support Package and Q&A

Tuesday, 22 March 2011 12:15 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

The Government has announced a $6.85 million economic recovery plan to help Canterbury businesses get back on their feet.

Modular Homes Considered For Temporary Accomodation

Modular Homes Considered For Temporary Accomodation

Monday, 21 March 2011 5:00 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Plans are under way for thousands of Christchurch people to be housed in temporary accommodation while their quake-damaged homes are repaired. On Friday, the Department of Building and Housing sent a request for proposals to construction companies for up to 2500 modular homes which would likely be placed on public land such as the A&P showgrounds.

Redcliffs Community Information Website

Redcliffs Community Information Website

Monday, 21 March 2011 11:34 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

To view the damaged suburb section for this suburb click this image ?

Is Sundays 5.1 Aftershock related to the Boxing Day Quake?

Is Sundays 5.1 Aftershock related to the Boxing Day Quake?

Monday, 21 March 2011 11:16 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Sunday night's large aftershock may prove important in determining whether more damaging quakes may hit Christchurch. The magnitude-5.1 quake at 9.47pm – located about 10 kilometres under the city's eastern suburbs – was followed by several small aftershocks in the area.

Post Earthquake Social Support and Assistance

Post Earthquake Social Support and Assistance

Sunday, 20 March 2011 2:56 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

In the aftermath of the earthquake there are many agencies that can help you, your family and whanau. Here’s a brief outline of the services and support available to you.

Transition to structured recovery for Christchurch

Transition to structured recovery for Christchurch

Saturday, 19 March 2011 7:57 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

National Controller John Hamilton has indicated that the earthquake response is moving from the urgent phase to focusing on structured recovery. A three-day moratorium on demolition work in the CBD has been in place since Friday, with only urgent work to take down structures that were blocking access to other buildings. Civil Defence is developing a plan to allow business owners controlled access to buildings within the red zone within the CBD.

Christchurch CBD Damage Video

Christchurch CBD Damage Video

Saturday, 19 March 2011 4:28 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

This is the video that was played at the in Christchurch Yesterday. It shows the damage that is in the City.

Rebuilding Christchurch - Being Realistic And Learning From Napier 1931

Rebuilding Christchurch - Being Realistic And Learning From Napier 1931

Saturday, 19 March 2011 3:30 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

This is the first post in a series of a few that will look at not the high cloud in the sky ideas but the realities of rebuilding our city.

Moving On And Rebuilding

Moving On And Rebuilding

Saturday, 19 March 2011 2:44 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

This is a great article i thought is important to share:

Rise Up Christchurch Video

Rise Up Christchurch Video

Saturday, 19 March 2011 1:44 p.m. by Swiggs Popular



Christchurch Labour MPs Earthquake Updates

Christchurch Labour MP's Earthquake Updates

Saturday, 19 March 2011 1:09 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

The Ideas To Rebuild Christchurch

The Ideas To Rebuild Christchurch

Saturday, 19 March 2011 12:26 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Following yesterday's, the thoughts of Cantabrians are now turning to the rebuilding of their city. Ideas and initiatives are already starting to circulate after large parts of the region were devastated by the February 22 earthquake.

Japans Rebuild To Cost $320 Billion

Japans Rebuild To Cost $320 Billion

Saturday, 19 March 2011 10:38 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Japan may need five years to rebuild from the earthquake and tsunami that has caused up to US$235 billion ($320 billion) of damage, says the World Bank.

The Christchurch Memorial

The Christchurch Memorial

Friday, 18 March 2011 3:57 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

John Keys Memorial Speech

John Keys Memorial Speech

Friday, 18 March 2011 1:18 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Rebuild Christchurch Ideas Lounge

Rebuild Christchurch Ideas Lounge

Thursday, 17 March 2011 10:14 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

To view, vote and comment on a collection of ideas for rebuilding our city click on the ideas tab above or go to

Scientists Say Christchurch Can Be Rebuilt

Scientists Say Christchurch Can Be Rebuilt

Thursday, 17 March 2011 3:58 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Christchurch will soon be a much safer place to live in, the country's top scientists say. The Royal Society of New Zealand and the Prime Minister's chief science adviser Sir Peter Gluckman say "thorough science, good engineering, strong and well-enforced regulation, and comprehensive preparation and disaster planning" will keep Christchurch residents safe from future earthquakes.

Public Information Update March 17

Public Information Update March 17

Thursday, 17 March 2011 3:28 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Christchurch Earthquake Benefit Concert - AUCKLAND

Christchurch Earthquake Benefit Concert - AUCKLAND

Thursday, 17 March 2011 3:03 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Visit the page for more info FIRST RELEASE (of three) - Artist release teaser HERE GET YOUR $40 TICKETS NOW!!  ***************************************************** PLEASE INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS to this event - PASS IT ON ***************************************************** Combined with a massive five stage production of absolute state of the art high-end lighting, sound, av, lasers and apparently a UFO and maybe even a dragon!... You can expect a show produced like nothing else befo ...

Aftershocks quieten but scientists expect more jolts

Aftershocks quieten but scientists expect more jolts

Thursday, 17 March 2011 4:01 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Community Briefings

Community Briefings

Wednesday, 16 March 2011 5:45 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Christchurch has lost the rights to host any Rugby World Cup games

Christchurch has lost the rights to host any Rugby World Cup games

Wednesday, 16 March 2011 3:17 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

A deep and hard blow for Christchurch. Something that although realistic is still going to hurt the mindset of many people in Christchurch as we rebuild our city. Rugby World Cup Minister Murray McCully made the announcement this afternoon that the games will no longer be hosted in Christchurch. Stadium Christchurch (AMI Stadium) operator Vbase informed him that it could not guarantee that the extensive repairs required for both the stadium structures and the playing surface could be completed i ...

Fletcher Building Ready To Build 1000 New Houses

Fletcher Building Ready To Build 1000 New Houses

Wednesday, 16 March 2011 4:55 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Fletcher Building has put proposals to the Government for more than 1000 new Christchurch houses. Mark Binns, infrastructure chief executive, said his company made submissions to the Department of Building and Housing this month for three worker camps for about 900 people and a further 250 to 300 houses for displaced Christchurch residents.

Why the 2011 Christchurch earthquake is considered an aftershock

Why the 2011 Christchurch earthquake is considered an aftershock

Tuesday, 15 March 2011 11:21 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

The magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck the Canterbury region on 4 September 2010 was caused by the rupture of a fault network deep beneath the Canterbury Plains. The rupture started at 10 km below the surface, and then broke open a 24 kilometre rent across the surface of the plains.

Demolition of Heritage Buildings

Demolition of Heritage Buildings

Tuesday, 15 March 2011 10:09 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Prisoners Help With The Earthquake Cleanup

Prisoners Help With The Earthquake Cleanup

Tuesday, 15 March 2011 9:04 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Inmates at the three Canterbury prisons have been put to work helping the people of Christchurch following the 22 February earthquake, Corrections Minister Judith Collins said. Since the earthquake prisoners from Christchurch Men’s Prison, Christchurch Women’s Prison and Rolleston Prison have assembled thousands of emergency packs of food and other necessities for Christchurch residents.

Schools Update With Important Information

Schools Update With Important Information

Monday, 14 March 2011 6:24 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Recent Ring of Fire earthquakes

Recent Ring of Fire earthquakes

Monday, 14 March 2011 4:14 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Controlled Access To CBD Zone 4 And Red Zone

Controlled Access To CBD Zone 4 And Red Zone

Monday, 14 March 2011 3:52 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

The first sections will be opened today. These are 27 and 28 in the morning (9am) and 20, 21, 26 at 2pm. All businesses registered to enter these sections have already been emailed and had a follow up phone call. The sections to be opened on Tuesday are 94, 95, 96, 79 and 80. Businesses in these sections have also been contacted Businesses who have already been contacted regarding entering the red zone, please note:

CBD Cordon and Grid Maps

CBD Cordon and Grid Maps

Monday, 14 March 2011 3:48 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

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Information On Cars Being Recovered From The CBD

Information On Cars Being Recovered From The CBD

Monday, 14 March 2011 3:40 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

23 March, 2011 - 12:55 Recovery of vehicles from the Christchurch CBD is continuing with 1536 vehicles recovered to date by police and USAR teams. Thirty-eight vehicles were recovered yesterday evening from the Manchester St carpark, with recovery due to start today at the Lichfield St carpark. "We are making excellent progress and we would like to thank members of the public for their patience during the course of this operation.

Royal Commission Inquiry For Collapsed Christchurch Buildings

Royal Commission Inquiry For Collapsed Christchurch Buildings

Monday, 14 March 2011 3:38 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

A Royal Commission of Inquiry into the collapse of buildings in the Christchurch central business district after the February 22 earthquake has been announced by the Government. The Prime Minister says there will be a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the collapse of many of Christchurch's inner city buildings during the February 22 earthquake, which has claimed about 180 lives.

Christchurch Population

Christchurch Population

Monday, 14 March 2011 3:26 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

An interesting article that shows a problem that Christchurch faces in the near future. Currently our population is  376,700 give or take a few thousand.

Contributors

Contributors

Sunday, 13 March 2011 4:52 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Hi, thank you everyone who has been using this website and supporting and contributing to it. The information has become an overload and I would love some help. So if there is anyone who wants to become an author or a contributor.

A City For The Future

A City For The Future

Sunday, 13 March 2011 2:23 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

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Christchurch Business Recovery Services

Christchurch Business Recovery Services

Sunday, 13 March 2011 2:17 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

The Ministry of Economic Development is leading an initiative between the country's accountants and lawyers to offer business recovery services to earthquake-hit Christchurch companies.

Heating Worries For Winter

Heating Worries For Winter

Sunday, 13 March 2011 1:50 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

This article linked below was written before the Feb 22nd Earthquake Now after Feb 22nd we have a bigger issue and even less time.

Our Future

Our Future

Sunday, 13 March 2011 12:34 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Earthquake Repair Process From Fletchers

Earthquake Repair Process From Fletchers

Sunday, 13 March 2011 11:37 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Radio New Brighton

Radio New Brighton

Sunday, 13 March 2011 11:29 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Long-term Policing Needs of Christchurch

Long-term Policing Needs of Christchurch

Saturday, 12 March 2011 5:36 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

This is as true of policing as anything else. We are in the early stages of a long haul in terms of how the earthquake might affect our operations. Some people under stress resort to alcohol. As we know, this can fuel domestic violence and many other types of offending. This is an early manifestation of a phenomenon which could become a major issue.

Christchurch Memorial

Christchurch Memorial

Saturday, 12 March 2011 1:58 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

To view all the details and the FAQ's go

Information On The National Memorial Friday 18th March

Information On The National Memorial Friday 18th March

Saturday, 12 March 2011 10:55 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Japan Hit By A Massive 8.9 Earthquake Days After A 7.3

Japan Hit By A Massive 8.9 Earthquake Days After A 7.3

Friday, 11 March 2011 6:41 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

I just want to take a moment out of what we are going through here to point out the terrible events unfolding as we speak in Japan. This earthquake is huge! the damage is going to be something that will hurt Japan in a big way.

Important public health information from CDHB

Important public health information from CDHB

Friday, 11 March 2011 4:12 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Important public health information from CDHB .

EQC rolling out rapid assessments to give homeowners certainty faster

EQC rolling out rapid assessments to give homeowners certainty faster

Friday, 11 March 2011 11:06 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

The Earthquake Commission is rolling out a new assessment approach to give people with houses damaged by the 22 February earthquake in Christchurch more certainty faster, Chief Executive Ian Simpson said today. "Lessons learnt following the 4 September earthquake are behind the new approach. This new approach will give people more certainty faster," Mr Simpson said.

Rugby World Cup in Christchurch

Rugby World Cup in Christchurch

Friday, 11 March 2011 10:07 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

The last few days have seen a huge amount of opinions regarding whether Christchurch can still host the cup. Arguments have ranged from the stadium wont be ready, the infrastructure wont be ready, people wont want to risk the chance of another shake in the City and then people say we need it, the stadium and Christchurch will be ready and able to host. The games that we have planned are:

Sumner News March 10th

Sumner News March 10th

Thursday, 10 March 2011 10:10 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

This information is the best we have -- please tell us if you have more recent updates. Text Terry O’Leary 02782 48392 or email troleary@yahoo.com

CHRISTCHURCH POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

CHRISTCHURCH POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

Thursday, 10 March 2011 1:15 p.m. by Swiggs Popular