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4.6 Aftershock Rocks Christchurch - January 19 2013

4.6 Aftershock Rocks Christchurch - January 19 2013

Saturday, 19 January 2013 10:36 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

At 9:15pm on the 19 January 2013, Christchurch and Canterbury were shaken by a 4.6 aftershock that was centred near Rolleston. It was the largest shake the area has had in over six months. recorded the magnitude as 4.62 at 12 kilometres deep and it released 128 tonnes of energy.

Call for Commission of Inquiry

Call for Commission of Inquiry

Sunday, 13 January 2013 7:26 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

 

Land scrap starts to heat up…

Land scrap starts to heat up…

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 8:46 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

 

Insurance Company blatantly says: “You will get what you are given” ;             Customer: “Excuse me! Did I hear you correctly?”

Insurance Company blatantly says: “You will get what you are given” ; Customer: “Excuse me! Did I hear you correctly?”

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 11:38 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Featured

On Thursday 3rd of January 2012, I watched a program on Heartland TV about one woman’s struggle with her insurance company. It was clear to me that from the tone of the conversation with the CEO of State 

Insurance Company blatantly says: “You will get what you are given” ;             Customer: “Excuse me! Did I hear you correctly?”

Insurance Company blatantly says: “You will get what you are given” ; Customer: “Excuse me! Did I hear you correctly?”

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 11:38 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

On Thursday 3rd of January 2012, I watched a program on Heartland TV about one woman’s struggle with her insurance company. It was clear to me that from the tone of the conversation with the CEO of State Insurance (an IAG subsidiary) …

The People of the Christchurch CBD Red Zone

The People of the Christchurch CBD Red Zone

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 11:12 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

 

We have moved!

We have moved!

Monday, 7 January 2013 12:12 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

 

The Earthquake Kiwi Bond

The Earthquake Kiwi Bond

Friday, 4 January 2013 11:22 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Featured Popular

Finance Minister Bill English launched the Earthquake Kiwi Bond, “The Government is borrowing the bulk of that money in the short-term and the Earthquake Kiwi Bond provides a way for local investors to contribute and help reduce the amount New Zealand needs to borrow overseas.”  

An Open Letter to All New Zealanders

An Open Letter to All New Zealanders

Saturday, 29 December 2012 11:41 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

By Rev Mike Coleman On Behalf of WeCan! and the many Cantabrians who are struggling to be heard.  Written in November 2011. The media would not publish it. From the centre of three earthquakes we write this letter to you, the …

Poptimist ahoy

Poptimist ahoy

Saturday, 29 December 2012 3:49 p.m. by KrisV Popular

Earlier this month, I spent a few days in Hobart while attending the conference.This is my favourite photo from the trip, taken on the first afternoon during a random walkabout. In the background is the conference venue, the UTAS School of Art - a converted jam factory on the waterfront.

Brightly painted fishing boats and floating restaurants dominate Hobart harbour - rather a nice change from the hulking great container ships that are prominent in Lyttelton. It was also nice to spend s ...

2012 Days of Xmas

2012 Days of Xmas

Tuesday, 25 December 2012 8:23 p.m. by KrisV Popular

Another year, another version!



The Ruggie Principles, Human Rights and the Insurance Industry?

The Ruggie Principles, Human Rights and the Insurance Industry?

Saturday, 22 December 2012 4:16 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Is the insurance Industry aware of its duties to the people of Canterbury under The Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights? These principles, known as the Ruggie Principles are  endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council and later incorporated into OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (2011), ISO 26000, the new Sustainability Policy of the International Finance Corporation, and the European Commissions’ new Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy. The principles a ...

Christchurch stagnates….And so another year passes…..

Christchurch stagnates….And so another year passes…..

Friday, 21 December 2012 2:09 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 668 days…. Do we own our building…..142 days who knows…? The business community is swirling with rumours about the CCDU. Unfortunately I can not tell you most of them as I will end up …

Printing Christchurch Dollars – A Wacky Idea?  Some say not!            by William Mook (Guest Post)

Printing Christchurch Dollars – A Wacky Idea? Some say not! by William Mook (Guest Post)

Thursday, 20 December 2012 2:48 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Towns in Ireland and Britain are using alternative currency schemes to put wealth in their pockets.  Why not Christchurch? Shop owners in the small town of Clones began accepting the old Irish pound, the Irish Punt, last March to help …

Swarm Housing

Swarm Housing

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:15 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Multiplicity

Multiplicity

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:13 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Plant Science Park

Plant Science Park

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:11 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Live + Work + Play

Live + Work + Play

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:07 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Arts Centre

Arts Centre

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:03 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Avon Apartments

Avon Apartments

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:00 p.m. by FutureChChDesign

 

Avon Riverfront Market

Avon Riverfront Market

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 10:58 p.m. by FutureChChDesign

 

Creative Startup

Creative Startup

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 10:55 p.m. by FutureChChDesign

 

Armagh Street Mixed-Use

Armagh Street Mixed-Use

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 10:53 p.m. by FutureChChDesign

 

24 Hour Christchurch

24 Hour Christchurch

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 10:51 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Vertical Village

Vertical Village

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 10:47 p.m. by FutureChChDesign

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T.A.R.O URBAN PROJECT

T.A.R.O URBAN PROJECT

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 8:57 p.m. by FutureChChDesign

 

Sun Spa Hotel

Sun Spa Hotel

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 8:46 p.m. by FutureChChDesign

 

Eco-Village

Eco-Village

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 8:44 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Research Campus

Research Campus

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 8:28 p.m. by FutureChChDesign

 

NZIA Awards

NZIA Awards

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 7:59 p.m. by FutureChChDesign

[THESIS 2012] Congratulations to the Future Christchurch thesis group for receiving honorable mention at the NZIA Student Design Awards! (link) VIDEO OF PRESENTATION PDF OF PRESENTATION BOARDS

The Stadium Building Experience

The Stadium Building Experience

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 3:53 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

A Potted History of UK Stadium and Arena Development With the AMI stadium out of action and blueprint plans for a new ‘central city stadium’ in the media recently we

The Truth and ‘Urban Myths’

The Truth and ‘Urban Myths’

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:54 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

I came across the latest ‘media release’ from the Insurance Council of New Zealand at the end of last week which had been published in the Dominion Post on 12/12/ 2012. I have not seen it published in Christchurch – …

The Ghosts of Christmas Past Post Christchurch Earthquake

The Ghosts of Christmas Past Post Christchurch Earthquake

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:19 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Remembering Christmas Past in the Silent Christchurch City Centre This is the second year that Christmas has not been ‘normal’ for me. Between 1975 and 2012, I was always involved with the pre-Christmas retail madness in Christchurch’s CBD. 

Mr Brownlee extends his own deadline on Port Hills zoning

Mr Brownlee extends his own deadline on Port Hills zoning

Monday, 17 December 2012 9:35 a.m. by WeCAN Popular

Mr Brownlee extends his own deadline on Port Hills zoning review but squashes red zoners need for deadline to be extended

Last views of a fallen city – a virtual tour of Christchurch’s Red Zone

Last views of a fallen city – a virtual tour of Christchurch’s Red Zone

Monday, 17 December 2012 9:22 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Some of the last panoramic views of Christchurch’s Red Zone have been preserved in the University of Canterbury (UC) QuakeStudies digital archive.

Tourism industry delighted by Quake City announcement

Tourism industry delighted by Quake City announcement

Monday, 17 December 2012 9:07 a.m. by CantyMuseum Recommended Popular

Canterbury Museum has today announced Christchurch’s latest earthquake attraction, much to the delight of the city’s key tourism operators.

Christchurch Leading Birth 2012

Christchurch Leading Birth 2012

Sunday, 16 December 2012 3:27 p.m. by PRNews Popular

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Fund opened to fight INSURANCE COMPANIES IN HIGH COURT

Fund opened to fight INSURANCE COMPANIES IN HIGH COURT

Friday, 14 December 2012 1:36 p.m. by Colman Popular

Fund is opened to support a High Court battle with Tower Insurance over assessing homes in the red zone, that will be demolished, as repairs

The “Flying Squad”- Post February 22 Christchurch Earthquake

The “Flying Squad”- Post February 22 Christchurch Earthquake

Thursday, 13 December 2012 11:37 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Prior to the earthquakes I was practising as a psychotherapist. Within the first couple of weeks after the devastating February 22 earthquake (2011) a tremendous initiative quickly sprung into operation. It was decided that the Christchurch population’s welfare should be …

One Week After The Book Launch

One Week After The Book Launch

Thursday, 13 December 2012 3:54 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

The Christchurch Fiasco: the Insurance Aftershock and its Implications for New Zealand and Beyond was presented to Dunmore Publishing a few months ago for printing prior to the year’s end. The book was launched last Friday evening at the New …

Red Zone Deadline

Red Zone Deadline

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 3:20 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

It is a real challenge to get across to those unaffected just how difficult life has become for some people in Christchurch. The most common response we hear from outsiders is “consider yourselves lucky, you’re safe and that don’t live …

Radio With Pictures

Radio With Pictures

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 10:40 a.m. by KrisV Popular

I spent most of last week thinking and talking about music, radio, music, documentaries, music, research and more music. With a little bit of 'life-after-devastation' thrown in for good measure. Many people I spoke to asked how the rebuild was going, and most were taken aback when I replied that, for the most part, we aren't up to the rebuilding bit yet - we're still in the demolition phase.

The ongoing effects of disaster don't usually filter through to overseas news outlets. People livi ...

Christchurch dining outlets are flat-out after two years of upheaval

Christchurch dining outlets are flat-out after two years of upheaval

Monday, 10 December 2012 10:30 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Christchurch dining outlets are flat-out after two years of upheaval, says UC marketing expert

15 years to 34%

15 years to 34%

Monday, 10 December 2012 9:29 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Featured Popular

The consultation document released by the MBIE on Friday recommends that all non-residential and multi-unit, multi-storey residential buildings be seismically assessed within five years of the changes taking effect, with the information as to whether a building is above or below the earthquake-prone building threshold to be made publicly available on a register.

Latest Recovery plan in Christchurch- yeah right!

Latest Recovery plan in Christchurch- yeah right!

Friday, 7 December 2012 7:33 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 655 days

Christchurch could potentially be an education magnet

Christchurch could potentially be an education magnet

Thursday, 6 December 2012 12:38 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Christchurch could potentially be an education magnet, UC expert says

Cuddon makes links to rebuild

Cuddon makes links to rebuild

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 5:57 p.m. by MACRO

Kim Morresey working on active link parts for a universal column. Photo Scott Hammond. A Marlborough engineering firm is using new engineering designs to manufacture and fit pre-fabricated structural beams for the Christchurch rebuild. Cuddon Engineering chief executive Andy Rowe said the company had picked up the contract through attending the Marlborough Christchurch Rebuild Opportunities [...]

IAG December 2012 Rebuild and Repair Update

IAG December 2012 Rebuild and Repair Update

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 4:53 p.m. by IAGinsurance Recommended Popular

IAG has announced it will confirm with all earthquake customers whether their property is a rebuild or repair by 20 December 2012. This will include confirmation whether IAG or EQC will manage their claim.

UC engineering expert helping directly in Christchurch’s rebuild

UC engineering expert helping directly in Christchurch’s rebuild

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 10:36 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

University of Canterbury’s civil and natural resources engineer Professor, Misko Cubrinovski, is helping in the Christchurch rebuild by working with the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) on repairing 2000 km of water mains and 2000 km of sub-mains.

EQC backs ‘arrogant’ engineer

EQC backs ‘arrogant’ engineer

Monday, 3 December 2012 9:17 p.m. by EQCTruths

Please visit http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch-earthquake-2011/7962480/EQC-backs-arrogant-engineer to read the story about one of the most notorious people at EQC.  I will link to the story rather than post it directly because of copyright concerns.   The article does a masterful job of explaining the story, so I will not summarise it.  However, I will mention that the whole [...]

Please Send Me Your Stories

Please Send Me Your Stories

Monday, 3 December 2012 9:02 p.m. by EQCTruths

I have neglected this blog, but I promise to post more faithfully and regularly.  In the meantime, I am asking people to send me their stories about their travails with EQC.   I promise to edit your name and remove any identifying information.  The purpose of sharing stories is to remind people of the ordeal [...]

Christchurch Democracy Rally Speech notes

Christchurch Democracy Rally Speech notes

Monday, 3 December 2012 3:16 p.m. by GlennLivingstone Popular

 

Win

Win

Monday, 3 December 2012 10:52 a.m. by TheConcert

So it’s our second to last day in NYC and it is looking like things have finally fallen into place.

Cycling, bouldering should be incorporated into the Christchurch rebuild says UC expert

Cycling, bouldering should be incorporated into the Christchurch rebuild says UC expert

Monday, 3 December 2012 9:25 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Physical activity in the rebuild of Christchurch may be even more important than has been previously realised, a University of Canterbury (UC) sports science expert said today. 

Womens earthquake experiences to be launched on UC CEISMIC digital archive

Women's earthquake experiences to be launched on UC CEISMIC digital archive

Sunday, 2 December 2012 12:12 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

Emotional accounts of women's experiences of the Canterbury earthquakes will tomorrow be released online through the University of Canterbury's CEISMIC digital archive.

What does cooperation look like?

What does cooperation look like?

Saturday, 1 December 2012 6:23 a.m. by TheConcert

When various goals, plans, and actions align, cooperation is likely. At last, cooperation looks likely.