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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

Important Public Information Update March 10th

Important Public Information Update March 10th

Thursday, 10 March 2011 12:02 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Christchurch Landlords Raising Rents Are Just .....

Christchurch Landlords Raising Rents Are Just .....

Thursday, 10 March 2011 11:18 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Landlords who hiked rents in the wake of last month's Christchurch earthquake are just "looting by another name", according to Mayor Bob Parker.

Aftershocks Explained by Professor Kevin P Furlong

Aftershocks Explained by Professor Kevin P Furlong

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

What's the deal with all these aftershocks? Cantabrians have become experts in detecting the subtle differences among earthquakes. But such expertise does not bring with it much comfort in light of theses events. Since the September 4 earthquake, we have experienced hundreds of felt earthquakes within a total of thousands of aftershocks following the main event.

Christchurch Earthquake Explained By Mark-Quinley

Christchurch Earthquake Explained By Mark-Quinley

Thursday, 10 March 2011 10:33 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Mark is Senior Lecturer in Active Tectonics and Geomorphology in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Earthquake Advice From Mr John MClure

Earthquake Advice From Mr John MClure

Thursday, 10 March 2011 10:31 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Kristen Stewart School of Make Up Update

Kristen Stewart School of Make Up Update

Thursday, 10 March 2011 9:30 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Firstly I would like to say, I hope all your friends and family are safe and well after the devastating earthquake on Tuesday 22nd of February.

Community Earthquake Briefings

Community Earthquake Briefings

Wednesday, 9 March 2011 4:08 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

School Update

Police Update

Welfare Update

Health Update

Geologist Update

Fire Service Update

Civil Defence Update

Christchurch Engineering Companies with Chartered Professional Engineers

Christchurch Engineering Companies with Chartered Professional Engineers

Wednesday, 9 March 2011 3:50 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

This list may now be old however we hope that you can find what you need by starting here:

John Keys Statement On The Christchurch Earthquake

John Keys Statement On The Christchurch Earthquake

Wednesday, 9 March 2011 12:51 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

On this day two weeks ago, the great city of Christchurch was ripped apart by a devastating earthquake, measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale.

Prince William To Attend Christchurch Earthquake Memorial

Prince William To Attend Christchurch Earthquake Memorial

Wednesday, 9 March 2011 11:36 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Prince William is set to make a special visit to New Zealand to commemorate those killed in the Christchurch earthquake and the Pike River Mine disaster. St James's Palace this morning announced the prince will attend the National Memorial Service for earthquake victims at North Hagley Park on March 18.

showusyourlongdrop.co.nz

showusyourlongdrop.co.nz

Wednesday, 9 March 2011 9:35 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

 is a brilliant idea for a website which shows a very good side to us Cantabrians in the face of disaster.

Important Public Information Update March 9th

Important Public Information Update March 9th

Wednesday, 9 March 2011 4:42 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Civil Defence Update March 8th

Civil Defence Update March 8th

Tuesday, 8 March 2011 9:20 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

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

This article I wish to share here was found in the press.

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