his is an article written by Georgina Stylianou which originally featured in the The Press, Christchurch, on April 27th, 2011 and the photo used is courtesy of Don Scott. I thought I’d post this as the stress of these events obviously affects us all, both men and women, but as a guy I have to say that I’ve never felt so powerless in all my life dealing with these earthquakes, aftershocks and the ongoing daily repercussions, and I can definitely relate to this article. Everyday seems like a battl ...
The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has received more than 300,000 claims from the Canterbury earthquakes which began on September 4, putting the scale of the events into stark clarity, Earthquake
Two months after 22 February’s devastating earthquake, Christchurch’s transition to recovery is well underway, as the city takes a well-earned Easter break.
Help Rebuild Christchurch. After the recent Christchurch earthquakes, many businesses in the Christchurch area have ground to a halt. Office Furniture Warehouse has been receiving unprecedented enquiries in recent weeks from Christchurch businesses needing second hand office furniture to help them get back up and running. Office Furniture Warehouse has teamed up with Mainfreight and Giveawayzone to help put New Zealand businesses in touch with Christchurch businesses in need of second hand or su ...
The aim of this report is to highlight some main results from a preliminary analysis of the Public Registration of Inquiry Database for Emergencies (PRIDE).
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee is calling for expressions of interest for membership of the community forum to be formed under the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act.
TV3 are doing a project asking the question how should our city be rebuilt. They want you to send in your ideas for the new city centre. These could come in any form; from a written description to an animated video to diagrams and technical drawings.
Further to the about the 6 NZ companies that are tasked with the build of temporary accommodation plans of the new tempory homes have been released.
The Department of Building and Housing (DBH) has today announced the six kiwi-based companies chosen as providers of temporary accommodation in Christchurch.
I recently came across the website of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Inc. The NZSEE website has a section devoted to the February earthquake, with engineering articles on aspects of how land performed during the earthquake and what happened to buildings. The articles are technical, but some of the writing is digestible. There are links to images of the city and some suburbs shortly after the February 22nd earthquake.< The website is . Other pages of possible interest:
Police are winding down their Vehicle Recovery Team's operations at Hagley Park. Wednesday next week (20 April) will be the team's last day of operation from the Vehicle Recovery Centre at the Armagh St Entrance to Hagley Park. After that date, Police will no longer be actively recovering vehicles from Christchurch's CBD.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee today announced the make-up of the independent review panel that will assess all legislative and regulatory changes under the new Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act.
Housing Minister Phil Heatley says Housing New Zealand staff and contractors have inspected all state homes damaged as a result of the earthquakes in Canterbury and a repair programme is well underway. Between 22 February and 18 April 2011 contractors carried out more than 3,920 of the most urgent of the 5621 health and safety repairs to 2,352 state homes.
Press release from the Government Commerce Minister Simon Power today announced relief for earthquake-affected Cantabrians who have KiwiSaver accounts by making it easier for them to withdraw their contribution. “Apart from the obvious physical and emotional damage, February’s earthquake has seen many people suffer financially,” Mr Power said.
The magnitude 6.3 Christchurch earthquake on 22 February 2011 triggered land movement, the collapse of cliffs, and many rockfalls in the Port Hills area beside Christchurch. The Port Hills are the flanks of an eroded extinct basalt volcano. Coastal erosion and the quarrying of rock have produced steep cliffs at the base of the hills.
The Temporary School Grant is available for those caregivers whose child or children can no longer attend the early childhood facility or school they were enrolled in prior to the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake because the early childhood facility or school will remain closed until the beginning of term three (1 August 2011). Schools affected from closure are Avonside Girls, Linwood College, Catholic Cathedral College, Discovery One, Heaton Normal Intermediate, Marian College, St Mary& ...
Click this link below and it will take you to a new page which will take you to a set of slides in a PDF that show the best scientific explanations of the two earthquakes and all the aftershocks we have experienced to date.
Wayne Brown has made an urgent plea that the Government review the extent to which the taxpayer might end up footing the bill for unnecessary costs in repairing quake-damaged Christchurch suburban residences.
Fletcher EQR expects that the 4,500 priority winter heating repairs initially estimated to be needed in Christchurch will be completed by mid May, and is actively seeking to identify further households where such repairs are needed.
This information and the links on this page will give you all the information you need to know regarding keeping warm this winter after the earthquakes. The information comes from the Community Energy Action CEA trust Community Energy Action is a Christchurch-based charitable trust committed to providing warm and healthy homes for all. Community Energy Action was established in 1994 and works throughout Canterbury north of the Rakaia. We are governed by a board with . Both the September and ...
CANTERBURY BUSINESS LEADERS SURVEY CONFIRMS NEED FOR HASTY PROGRESS
>Many of the Insurance Companies have put together great information packs. Earthquake Claim Pack for their customers. The insurance companies making up the group are listed below. Click on the name of the company to be taken to the appropriate web page where you can download the pack relevant to your policy.
On Tuesday there was a Community Engagement meeting set up under the auspices of the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and the Christchurch City Council (CCC). The purpose was to have a conversation about us owning our community recovery.
CTV will resume operations from May 2nd 2011, less than 3 months after its building and many of its staff were lost in the Earthquake.
The Earthquake Recovery News and Information () service is a communication network being launched by Civil Defence today.
Earthquake-hit couples will have to pay at least $190 a week and a two-week bond to stay in Government-supplied campervans.
Because a picture paints a thousand words click the image below to be taken to a high res pdf file of this. as of March 31st 2011 An article to back this up from the press: Christchurch City Council water and waste operations maintenance manager Mike Bourke said staff were working furiously to fix the quake-hit sewerage system, but it remained on a "knife-edge".
Roam3 Ltd says its earthquake early warning system has been providing up to three seconds warning of approaching aftershocks to people in the heavily damaged Christchurch CBD.
Buy NZ Made has today launched a new campaign called Love Christchurch Made.
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Get your pet microchipped and registered on the NZCAR for FREE – offer runs until the 25 April or when stocks run out. For a full list of participating veterinary clinics.
Hundreds of cats and dogs ran in fright after the February 6.3 earthquake. Many have returned home but some are still missing, separated from their owners.
SPCA Canterbury has formed a partnership with New Zealand Companio ...
Prime Minister John Key today announced the creation of a new, single authority to provide leadership and coordination of the ongoing recovery effort in Canterbury
The Government has put in place several tax relief measures to help Christchurch residents and businesses trying to get back on their feet after last month’s earthquake, Finance Minister Bill English and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today.
The Christchurch City Council have released a few things they are doing to reduce the horrible traffic in Christchurch. Due to the earthquake many of the roads are in unsafe order or closed off by cordons which is bottlenecking free traffic lanes and causing utter congestion. If you are anything like me you will be getting very frustrated with trying to move about the city.
Do you know of anyone that needs assistance anywhere in our Lyttelton Harbour Basin communities? Some people may lose their income, be frightened and unsettled. Sometimes just knowing there is help and support on their doorstep can be a great stress reliever. Please let us know if you would be willing to help in this area. Contact Julie Lee and Team Time Bank - Mobile: 027 739 1832
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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