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Tuesday, 8 March 2011 5:42 p.m. by Swiggs

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Government Cuts The "Red Tape" to Speed Up Recovery Process

Government Cuts The "Red Tape" to Speed Up Recovery Process

Tuesday, 8 March 2011 5:35 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

The government has, in consultation with opposition parties, approved nine orders in council to cut red-tape and help speed up the recovery process after the Christchurch earthquake, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today.

Urgent Support For Canterbury Students From The Government

Urgent Support For Canterbury Students From The Government

Tuesday, 8 March 2011 5:29 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Christchurch Early Childhood Centre Opening Dates Update

Christchurch Early Childhood Centre Opening Dates Update

Tuesday, 8 March 2011 5:28 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

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Public Information Update 8th March

Public Information Update 8th March

Tuesday, 8 March 2011 3:16 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Key public health messages for Christchurch residents

Key public health messages for Christchurch residents

Tuesday, 8 March 2011 12:13 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Geotechnical Inspections in the Port Hills

Geotechnical Inspections in the Port Hills

Tuesday, 8 March 2011 10:41 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

New geotechnical inspections are underway in eastern Port Hills areas including Sumner, Redcliffs, and Lyttelton, to allow some evacuated residents to return home.

High profile Cantabs rally for the community

High profile Cantabs rally for the community

Monday, 7 March 2011 11:05 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

High profile Cantabrians including several All Blacks are providing messages of support and advice about where to go for help to people affected by the latest Canterbury earthquake.

Some Parts Of Chriurch Will Not Be Rebuilt

Some Parts Of Chriurch Will Not Be Rebuilt

Monday, 7 March 2011 8:33 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 The Earthquake Commission will begin trying to get a full picture of the quake damage to Christchurch this week but the situation is looking grim. Early indications are that as many as 10,000 homes are so badly damaged they may have to be demolished. And more than 100,000 homes may need repairs.

Entry Into The CBD Red Zone

Entry Into The CBD Red Zone

Monday, 7 March 2011 5:50 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Parts of Christchurch's central district will be open again from October.   A timetable for reopening the central business district was announced this afternoon by the city's property owners, business operators, civil defence and politicians.  

National Memorial Service For Christchurch

National Memorial Service For Christchurch

Monday, 7 March 2011 5:31 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Prime Minister John Key has announced there will be a national memorial service for the victims of the Christchurch earthquake.

Chemical Toilet Information And Collection Points

Chemical Toilet Information And Collection Points

Monday, 7 March 2011 2:50 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

How to use your chemical toilet:

Telethon for Christchurch

Telethon for Christchurch

Monday, 7 March 2011 1:09 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

By now you may know that A large group from the entertainment and business sectors have begun work on a Global Telethon for Christchurch.

Christchurch Earthquake Services And Amenities Map

Christchurch Earthquake Services And Amenities Map

Monday, 7 March 2011 10:38 a.m. by Swiggs Popular


Community Support Hubs

Community Support Hubs

Monday, 7 March 2011 9:14 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

There are several community-run hubs around Christchurch. They are initiated by residents to help their communities. These are mostly self-sufficient with some having people staying overnight and others where only food is available. Some function only as a social agency.

Riseup Christchurch We Are One Video

Riseup Christchurch We Are One Video

Sunday, 6 March 2011 10:51 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

February 22nds Aftershock List

February 22nd's Aftershock List

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

 

Government To Take More Control Of The Rebuild

Government To Take More Control Of The Rebuild

Sunday, 6 March 2011 5:40 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

The government says it is taking charge of rebuilding Christchurch because the recovery is moving too slowly. But Mayor Bob Parker is determined not to be sidelined, and says it is a partnership in which the council has a number of areas it is uniquely equipped to deal with.

Christchurch Rebuild To Cost $15 Billion

Christchurch Rebuild To Cost $15 Billion

Sunday, 6 March 2011 3:27 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

The Christchurch earthquake will cost up to $15 billion and knock gross domestic product growth back by 1.5 percentage points, but Treasury predicts a silver lining in 2012 as rebuilding gets underway. "We estimate that GDP growth will be around 1.5 per cent points lower in the 2011 calendar year solely as a result of the February earthquake,"

Employment Issues and Questions Arising From The Christchurch Earthquake

Employment Issues and Questions Arising From The Christchurch Earthquake

Sunday, 6 March 2011 11:01 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

The first focus for most people will not be their minimum legal entitlements, but how best to work through what is a very difficult situation for all concerned.  In the usual way, good and open communication is the key, although this will be made more difficult because of the additional stress people are under and the practical difficulty people will have getting together or communicating remotely. Even so, it is critical that employers and employees do their best to talk to each other, and ...

Christchurch Earthquake - an Overview by the Institution of Professional Engineers of New Zealand

Christchurch Earthquake - an Overview by the Institution of Professional Engineers of New Zealand

Sunday, 6 March 2011 10:52 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Fact sheets compiled and distributed by the Institution of Professional Engineers of New Zealand The earthquake GNS Science believe that the earthquake arose from the rupture of an 8 x 8 km fault running east-northeast at a depth of 1-2 km depth beneath the southern edge of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary and dipping southwards at an angle of about 65 degrees from the horizontal beneath the Port Hills.

Civil Defence Update March 6th

Civil Defence Update March 6th

Sunday, 6 March 2011 10:16 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Small Businesses Struggling To Rebound

Small Businesses Struggling To Rebound

Sunday, 6 March 2011 12:32 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

One of the biggest frustrations facing Christchurch business owners following last week's earthquake is finding new premises.

Christchurch Parks And Garden Update

Christchurch Parks And Garden Update

Saturday, 5 March 2011 7:05 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

The Christchurch City Council operates the following recreation and sport centres:

Public Information Update March 5th

Public Information Update March 5th

Saturday, 5 March 2011 5:39 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Demolition Contractors

Demolition Contractors

Saturday, 5 March 2011 4:36 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

The National Controller requires all demolition contractors undertaking demolition work of commercial buildings in Christchurch City to be accredited by the Demolition Project Management Office.

Christchurch Earthquake

Christchurch Earthquake

Saturday, 5 March 2011 11:11 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

, reported as a . It was a shallow rupture, on the Canterbury Plains close to Christchurch, and the indicates largely strike-slip motion.

CBD Cordon Map and FAQ For Entry Into CBD

CBD Cordon Map and FAQ For Entry Into CBD

Saturday, 5 March 2011 9:24 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Update from May 27th

Portaloos And Chemical Toilets Arriving

Portaloos And Chemical Toilets Arriving

Saturday, 5 March 2011 9:11 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

A total of 1141 portaloos have so far been delivered to Christchurch. A further 60 will be delivered on Saturday 5 March and another 60 on Monday 7 March. A total of 960 portaloos are expected to leave United States at the weekend. A total of 4000 chemical toilets have arrived in Christchurch and delivery began on Wednesday, with an estimated 2000 delivered. A further 5000 will arrive from China on Tuesday 8 March. A further 20,000 chemical toilets have been ordered. These are currently being ma ...

Entry Into The CBD For Businesses Update

Entry Into The CBD For Businesses Update

Saturday, 5 March 2011 8:50 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

UPDATE March 5th

canterburyearthquake.org.nz

canterburyearthquake.org.nz

Friday, 4 March 2011 3:30 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Response information about the 22nd February 2011 earthquake in Canterbury, New Zealand. This site is managed by Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council, as part of Civil Defence Emergency Management.

Community Meetings With Mayor Bob Parker

Community Meetings With Mayor Bob Parker

Friday, 4 March 2011 2:28 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Aftershocks Expected To Die Away Quickly

Aftershocks Expected To Die Away Quickly

Friday, 4 March 2011 2:17 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

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What To Do Before, During and After An Earthquake

What To Do Before, During and After An Earthquake

Friday, 4 March 2011 2:00 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Conflicting information about what to do in an earthquake could result in people being injured or killed, civil defence officials say. Greater Wellington regional council said yesterday that people should ignore emails circulating about a debunked method of surviving earthquakes, called the "triangle of life". The theory suggests that instead of adopting a "drop, cover, hold" position under furniture or in doorways, people should lie next to a large object so they remain safe ...

Neighbours Forum www.neighbours.cc

Neighbours Forum www.neighbours.cc

Friday, 4 March 2011 11:21 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

‘Neighbours Forums connect people online into real world local community life. To assist post-earthquake community recovery, a volunteer-based network of 17 forums covering Christchurch is opening. Details below. We use real names to build neighbourly trust and promote useful, civil exchange. Participate via e-mail or the web. Facebook Page and Twitter options will be turned when a forum is opened with 50 founding members. Select a forum, then click “Join Now” to register:

Challenges In The Face Of A Future Rebuild

Challenges In The Face Of A Future Rebuild

Friday, 4 March 2011 9:39 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Will Christchurch be the proverbial phoenix rising from the dust or should the central business district be turned into a flat, structure-less green park and the businesses moved elsewhere? That is the decision facing locals and the Government.

Key Public Information Update March 4th

Key Public Information Update March 4th

Friday, 4 March 2011 9:05 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Civil Defence Update 4th March

Civil Defence Update 4th March

Friday, 4 March 2011 9:00 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Building Demolition Guidelines

Building Demolition Guidelines

Thursday, 3 March 2011 7:20 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

This update comes about because a Sydenham Heritage Church on the corner of Colombo and Brougham street was bulldozed in the wake of last week's 6.3 magnitude quake yesterday and there is confusion around the reasons and authorization behind it. Owners of buildings damaged in the February 22 earthquake or aftershocks should be aware of the

Christchurch Tertiary Institutions Plan For Restart

Christchurch Tertiary Institutions Plan For Restart

Thursday, 3 March 2011 6:36 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Lyttleton Timeball Station To Be Demolished

Lyttleton Timeball Station To Be Demolished

Thursday, 3 March 2011 3:49 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The 1876 building was badly damaged in the September quake and sustained even more damage during last Tuesday's 6.3 magnitude earthquake.

What is the Temple?

What is the Temple?

Thursday, 3 March 2011 1:54 p.m. by TempleforChCh Popular

The Temple concept is not one that would normally spring to mind. We are not talking about a building devoted to a god, demigod or other religious practice; we are talking about creating an open and safe space to allow people to let go of their emotions.

Disposing Of Bricks And Rubble

Disposing Of Bricks And Rubble

Thursday, 3 March 2011 1:39 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

key Public Health Update 3rd March

key Public Health Update 3rd March

Thursday, 3 March 2011 12:48 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Key public health messages for Christchurch residents as at: 3 March 2011 This page provides key health information for Christchurch residents from Community and Public Health, Canterbury District Health Board. People need to take the following advice to avoid getting sick with stomach bugs and other illnesses. Avoid Christchurch beaches, rivers and waterways Avoid beaches, rivers and waterways in and near Christchurch.

Collapsed Buildings Built On Soft Soil - QV

Collapsed Buildings Built On Soft Soil - QV

Thursday, 3 March 2011 11:26 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

The two buildings that claimed the greatest number of lives in the earthquake were built on soft soil prone to a "large increase in shaking" and with high susceptibility to liquefaction.

Brendon Burns MP for Christchurch Central Update March 3

Brendon Burns MP for Christchurch Central Update March 3

Thursday, 3 March 2011 11:20 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Names Of The Eartquake Victims

Names Of The Eartquake Victims

Thursday, 3 March 2011 10:16 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Christchurch Eastern Suburbs

Christchurch Eastern Suburbs

Thursday, 3 March 2011 10:12 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

To add comments on an area of damage go to It seems the focus might finally be moving from the CBD to actual people in the Eastern Suburbs who have a bigger problem on our hands.. The Eastern Suburbs are so badly damaged that in parts it just is not livable.

Report on Landslides Around Christchurch After Februarys Earthquake

Report on Landslides Around Christchurch After Februarys Earthquake

Wednesday, 2 March 2011 10:59 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

PDF to come - when i learn how to get it here The Mw  6.3 Christchurch earthquake at 12:51 (NZST) on 22 February 2011 caused widespread damage and multiple fatalities in the Christchurch central business and Lyttleton. The GeoNet website  (www.geonet.org.nz) gives the earthquake location as 43.60? S, 172.71? E (within 5 km of Lyttleton), at a depth of 5 km.

Red Cross Earthquake Grants Available

Red Cross Earthquake Grants Available

Wednesday, 2 March 2011 5:01 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

The Red Cross says it is ready to distribute the first of its emergency grants to those affected by last week's deadly earthquake in Christchurch.

AMI Stadium Update

AMI Stadium Update

Wednesday, 2 March 2011 3:44 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

AMI Stadium will be closed until at least March 15 while a detailed assessment is carried out. The stadium could be out of action for up to five months. Early indications are that there has been repairable structural damage to the stadium, significant damage to some fixtures and fittings and that liquefaction has caused damage to the playing surface as well to the streets and infrastructure surrounding the stadium.

Christchurch Schools Update

Christchurch Schools Update

Wednesday, 2 March 2011 2:40 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

I will update this as new information comes to light. Education Minister Anne Tolley said: "I want to thank principals, teachers and parents for all the hard work they are putting into getting their schools open as soon as possible." The Ministry website has been updated with information for parents on supporting children and their learning at home, at .

Christchurch Earthquake Update 2nd March By Brendon Burns

Christchurch Earthquake Update 2nd March By Brendon Burns

Wednesday, 2 March 2011 10:42 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

§  §  §  I am spending much of my time as possible in the suburban parts of my electorate of Christchurch Central because my Electorate Office in the CBD no longer exists. I am running my caravan out daily to the following sites:

Demolition Only To Be Done Where Public Saftey At Risk

Demolition Only To Be Done Where Public Saftey At Risk

Wednesday, 2 March 2011 10:23 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

EQC And Emergency Repairs

EQC And Emergency Repairs

Wednesday, 2 March 2011 10:21 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

The Earthquake Commission is currently focusing on emergency repairs to houses with habitability and weathertightness issues following Tuesday 22nd Februarys devastating earthquake in Christchurch, chief executive Ian Simpson said today.

Mobile Showers For Christchurch

Mobile Showers For Christchurch

Wednesday, 2 March 2011 7:23 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Christchurch residents desperate for a long, hot shower will be in for a treat from Monday (7 March). Kohler New Zealand Ltd, manufacturers of Englefield bathroomware, are sending New Zealand’s largest purpose-built mobile shower to the Canterbury region. Housed within a massive 14 metre truck and trailer, the unit contains 14 showers, holds 6,000 litres of water and runs off a gas-powered generator. Up to 170 showers per hour can be taken.

Christchurch Power Supply Update

Christchurch Power Supply Update

Tuesday, 1 March 2011 9:18 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Christchurch Malls Update

Christchurch Malls Update

Tuesday, 1 March 2011 7:58 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Here is an update of our malls in Christchurch Following the 6.3 Earthquake last week. UPDATED APRIL 3