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Planning of New Christchurch Pt 1:The Politicisation of CERA

Planning of New Christchurch Pt 1:The Politicisation of CERA

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:05 p.m. by BarnabyBennett Popular

No government was ever going to be able to seamlessly respond to a crazy series of events like the earthquakes that hit Christchurch between September 2010 and the end of 2011. It was an insanely complex and difficult event and the tangled nature of all the little parts mean the development of new ideas and plans and the construction of these is no easy task. Yet, this shouldn’t mean a pass card for our representatives. In this article I’ll argue, and explain, why I think the removal ...

Christchurch Storm Damage

Christchurch Storm Damage

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 1:35 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Christchurch Storm Damage

BNZ’s Future Hub mobilises to help Chch flood afflicted

BNZ’s Future Hub mobilises to help Chch flood afflicted

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 11:24 a.m. by BNZbank Popular

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 9:45 am

Summary of The Marsh Risk-Management Research Report: Comparing Claims From Catastrophic Earthquakes, Feb 2014

Summary of The Marsh Risk-Management Research Report: Comparing Claims From Catastrophic Earthquakes, Feb 2014

Monday, 10 March 2014 4:44 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Recently this item was referenced in an article in The Press.  Below is my précis of that report with a focus on the residential response rather than business. 

First post-tensioned timber building opens in Christchurch

First post-tensioned timber building opens in Christchurch

Monday, 10 March 2014 12:06 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The first multi-storey post-earthquake timber building using low-damage post-tensioned timber technology has opened in Christchurch. 

Lyttelton landslide and Mobil Terminal spill response

Lyttelton landslide and Mobil Terminal spill response

Monday, 10 March 2014 12:02 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: Mobil Oil New Zealand

Council and IAG providing skips to flood-hit areas

Council and IAG providing skips to flood-hit areas

Saturday, 8 March 2014 8:21 a.m. by IAGinsurance Recommended Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council and IAG Insurance are providing skips for resident use throughout the most affected areas of the city, following this week’s flood event.

A famous Irish bar reopening and win some art!

A famous Irish bar reopening and win some art!

Friday, 7 March 2014 4:34 p.m. by TourismChCh Popular

 

Looking after ourselves and our property after the flood

Looking after ourselves and our property after the flood

Thursday, 6 March 2014 5:07 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

BNZ gives popular Canterbury Future Hub a physical presence

BNZ gives popular Canterbury Future Hub a physical presence

Thursday, 6 March 2014 10:20 a.m. by BNZbank

From today Cantabrians will have a full onsite specialist team assisting them through each facet of the earthquake recovery process. The BNZ Future Hub, on the corner of Cashel Street and Fitzgerald Avenue, brings together BNZ residential banking specialists, CERA’s Residential Advisory Service, insurance experts from IAG, Aon and the EQC, independent legal professionals, chartered accountants and a property firm.

Access to our network proving difficult

Access to our network proving difficult

Thursday, 6 March 2014 10:17 a.m. by OrionNZ

Museum suffers water damage

Museum suffers water damage

Thursday, 6 March 2014 10:00 a.m. by CantyMuseum

Canterbury Street Main Topic for Earth Structures Conference

Canterbury Street Main Topic for Earth Structures Conference

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 6:37 p.m. by Lawrie Popular

Christchurch will be the principal topic of conversation at the 2014 which will be held at Australian Technology Park in Sydney on 27 – 28 May.

When Its Not Ok! - Nastiness Hurts

When It's Not Ok! - Nastiness Hurts

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 11:45 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

There is something recently I have started to notice more so than ever before; Trolling! 

Orion wins highest Civil Defence award

Orion wins highest Civil Defence award

Monday, 3 March 2014 10:56 a.m. by OrionNZ Popular

Christchurch-based electricity network company Orion has been awarded the prestigious Civil Defence Emergency Management Gold Award. In winning the Gold award, the highest award presented by the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, Orion was recognised for setting the benchmark for resilience for all lifeline utilities in New Zealand. Orion is the first utility operator to ever win the award.

Rebuild spend needs openness - Green Party

Rebuild spend needs openness - Green Party

Monday, 3 March 2014 10:46 a.m. by PRNews

Media Release: The Green Party

Insurance Settlement Boosts LPC’s Reported Profit

Insurance Settlement Boosts LPC’s Reported Profit

Monday, 3 March 2014 10:00 a.m. by LytteltonPort Popular

Release: Lyttelton Port of Christchurch

The Political Landscape-  Nationally  and Locally 2014

The Political Landscape- Nationally and Locally 2014

Sunday, 2 March 2014 11:52 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

This year is another election year in New Zealand and my heart sinks at the prospect. 

CIAS and EQC Sign MoU

CIAS and EQC Sign MoU

Friday, 28 February 2014 4:38 p.m. by CIAS_ Featured Popular

Today CIAS (Canterbury Insurance Assistance Service) officially signed and MoU with EQC.

UC quadcopter helping in the Christchurch rebuild

UC quadcopter helping in the Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 27 February 2014 9:57 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

A state of the art University of Canterbury (UC) quadcopter is helping provide video footage of earthquake damaged homes along clifftop edges in the Port Hills.

How Not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 139

How Not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 139

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 7:49 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1100 days 

Burwood Pegasus Board Chairs Speech 25/02/14

Burwood Pegasus Board Chair's Speech 25/02/14

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 9:34 p.m. by andreac414 Popular

My name is Andrea Cummings and I am Community Board Chairperson for Burwood Pegasus. I am relatively new to the area, having owned a business in North New Brighton since 2010, until the earthquakes put us out of business that is!

Understanding “recovery” after a major disaster – Guest Blog by Herman Meijburg

Understanding “recovery” after a major disaster – Guest Blog by Herman Meijburg

Monday, 24 February 2014 5:16 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

It is nearly three and a half years ago since the first earthquake rocked Canterbury, leaving the City of Christchurch and it’s surrounds with a 40 billion dollar recovery bill. 

Customer Meetings

Customer Meetings

Monday, 24 February 2014 2:55 p.m. by SouthernResponse

How we remembered - 22/2/14

How we remembered - 22/2/14

Monday, 24 February 2014 11:05 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

February 22 was a beautiful day in Christchurch to mark the third anniversary of the devastating Earthquake that took the lives of many of our friends, family and loved ones. But also took the homes, jobs and community for many of us.

She Chocolate Bus Caring for the Community with Chocolate Relief

She Chocolate Bus Caring for the Community with Chocolate Relief

Monday, 24 February 2014 10:06 a.m. by SheChocolat Featured Popular

She’s Historic Community Chocolate Bus, aka The Chocolate Bus, has become synomonus with the community and revival of Christchurch since its introduction to the City in September 2010. Its arrival coincided with the very first earthquake to hit the city.

Weve listened and were responding

We've listened and we're responding

Monday, 24 February 2014 8:56 a.m. by SouthernResponse

By Peter Rose, CEO, Southern Response

More residents back into their home in 2014

More residents back into their home in 2014

Monday, 24 February 2014 8:56 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Published 10 February 2014

Answers to questions on statistics

Answers to questions on statistics

Monday, 24 February 2014 8:56 a.m. by SouthernResponse

These are answers to questions on Southern Response data given to us at 10.00pm (10 February 2014) by City Councillor Ali Jones.

Feasible to repair and strengthen heritage buildings says UC architectural historian

Feasible to repair and strengthen heritage buildings says UC architectural historian

Sunday, 23 February 2014 9:57 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

There could have been a different outcome for heritage and for Christchurch if there had been a recognition early on that it was feasible to repair and strengthen many heritage buildings than has been the case, a University of Canterbury (UC) architectural historian says.  

Mayor’s address at the Civic Commemoration of the February 22 Earthquake

Mayor’s address at the Civic Commemoration of the February 22 Earthquake

Saturday, 22 February 2014 3:08 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

I wish to begin by acknowledging all who have gathered here or who have tuned into the broadcast today to grieve for a loved one who died on the 22 Feb 2011; or who were seriously injured on the day; or were traumatised by what they saw or were called upon to do; or who have experienced loss as a result of the earthquake and in this I include people who lost their home, their neighbourhood, their business, their job. 

CHCH EQ 3rd Anniversary Reflection: The Healing Begins

CHCH EQ 3rd Anniversary Reflection: The Healing Begins

Saturday, 22 February 2014 11:07 a.m. by DebDonnell

22 February 2011, 7:16am Three years ago, I woke and looked out the window at an overcast sky, noticing that a strange coloured light filled the horizon. 

Beauty Heals: discovering creativity as a source of strength

Beauty Heals: discovering creativity as a source of strength

Saturday, 22 February 2014 10:44 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

I shall start by acknowledging all those families who lost family members during the 2011 Christchurch earthquake,  the many thousands who suffered injury, and the many thousands who continue with unresolved insurance claims. 

Christchurch 3 years on 22/2/14 - A positive outlook

Christchurch 3 years on 22/2/14 - A positive outlook

Friday, 21 February 2014 3:57 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Three years on there is an air optimism taking hold of the people within the city.

Focus shifting from grants to programmes in year four

Focus shifting from grants to programmes in year four

Thursday, 20 February 2014 2:48 p.m. by RedCross Popular

The third anniversary of the 22 February Canterbury earthquake marks a change in focus for the New Zealand Red Cross Recovery Programme, from the distribution of grants to the development of sustainable programmes.

Host of Christchurch Number One Morning Radio Gets Own TV Show

Host of Christchurch Number One Morning Radio Gets Own TV Show

Thursday, 20 February 2014 11:31 a.m. by ChrisLynch Popular

Chris Lynch’s debut television show ‘Lynched’ will kick off CTV’s autumn schedule.  Throughout autumn, new locally-made programmes, new talent and new graphics will update the look of Canterbury’s regional broadcaster.

Substantial Land on the south-western border of Christchurch for sale

Substantial Land on the south-western border of Christchurch for sale

Monday, 17 February 2014 4:38 p.m. by PRNews Popular

A substantial section of land offering rural and residential opportunities, strategically located on the expanding south-western border of Christchurch City, has been placed on the market for sale.

Archive digitally preserves post-quake Pledge books

Archive digitally preserves post-quake Pledge books

Monday, 17 February 2014 10:15 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

UC’s earthquake archive digitally preserves Christchurch’s post-quake Pledge books

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…

Friday, 14 February 2014 10:09 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Well, what an interesting few weeks we have had. 

Christchurch Earthquake Book on Promotion

Christchurch Earthquake Book on Promotion

Friday, 14 February 2014 9:13 a.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

is a compilation of true life experiences of men, women and children who lived through the Christchurch earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. With the approaching third anniversary of the 6.3 earthquake that devastated Christchurch, the Kindle version of the book has been reduced from $4.99 to 99 cents for the last two weeks of February.

Visual Artist Ian Strange Turns More Homes into Art in ‘FINAL ACT’

Visual Artist Ian Strange Turns More Homes into Art in ‘FINAL ACT’

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 2:01 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

 

Answers to questions on statistics

Answers to questions on statistics

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 4:39 p.m. by SouthernResponse Recommended Popular

Answers to questions on statistics

New exhibition bursting, flipping and wobbling its way to ArtBox

New exhibition bursting, flipping and wobbling its way to ArtBox

Monday, 10 February 2014 7:17 p.m. by ArtBox Popular

Christchurch Art Gallery Deputy Director Blair Jackson says the exhibition will offer a vivid sense of artists as makers — asking questions, taking risks and exploring the possibilities of their materials.

More residents back into their homes in 2014

More residents back into their homes in 2014

Monday, 10 February 2014 4:51 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

 

New Brighton Project Newsletter February 2014

New Brighton Project Newsletter February 2014

Monday, 10 February 2014 4:41 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

Christchurch Cardboard Transitional Cathedral

Christchurch Cardboard Transitional Cathedral

Saturday, 8 February 2014 5:57 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

The stone neo-Gothic Christchurch Cathedral was badly damaged in the 22nd February 2011 earthquake and to date, still stands in ruins, its future undecided. A Japanese architect by the name of Shigeru Ban designed a new building with an expected life span of approximately 50 years. This was opened in August 2013 and continues to draw crowds of tourists as well as worshippers.

It is constructed from wood and steel with cardboard cylinders lining the polycarbonate roof. The floor is polishe ...

CanCERN Newsletter #114 - 7 February 2014

CanCERN Newsletter #114 - 7 February 2014

Friday, 7 February 2014 3:09 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

One of the most important leadership lessons is realizing you're not the most important 

CanCERN Newsletter #113 - 31 January 2014

CanCERN Newsletter #113 - 31 January 2014

Friday, 31 January 2014 4:31 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

No appeal in Rout v Southern Response

No appeal in Rout v Southern Response

Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:00 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

There is to be no appeal from the High Court decision in Rout v Southern Response.  The effect is that the judgment’s comments about the need to restore a house to its “as new” floor level remain unchallenged.   This is positive for insureds in their disputes with insurance companies and EQC.  It now makes 

How not to repair a heritage building in the Christchurch CBD part 137

How not to repair a heritage building in the Christchurch CBD part 137

Thursday, 30 January 2014 8:59 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1075 days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    

RISE exhibition most successful in Museum’s history

RISE exhibition most successful in Museum’s history

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 10:08 a.m. by CantyMuseum Recommended Popular

Canterbury Museum is celebrating

UC students helping construction companies’ health and safety systems

UC students helping construction companies’ health and safety systems

Sunday, 26 January 2014 9:40 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

An entrepreneurial University of Canterbury (UC) student team has created a health and safety mobile phone system to help construction companies.

A BIG 2013 for SMART Insurance Brokers Melbourne(Australia)

A BIG 2013 for SMART Insurance Brokers Melbourne(Australia)

Friday, 17 January 2014 12:08 p.m. by businessinsurance

It’s been a big 2013 for the Melbourne based SMART Business Insurance Brokers.

Building Consents Christchurch- snafu

Building Consents Christchurch- snafu

Thursday, 16 January 2014 2:14 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

I am afraid I need to start a new running total.

What stops you sharing your Canterbury Quake Story?

What stops you sharing your Canterbury Quake Story?

Thursday, 16 January 2014 10:56 a.m. by DebDonnell

Writing your Canterbury Quake story is perhaps one of the most important things to do, if you haven’t already done so. Yet so many people will never take the time to write it. The reason they won’t is simple. They don’t write it because they don’t know how to make it clear, interesting and readable. […]