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A danger Christchurch’s past will be forgotten, UC lecturer says

A danger Christchurch’s past will be forgotten, UC lecturer says

Thursday, 11 October 2012 8:51 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

There is a danger that most ongoing memories about Christchurch will just be about the city’s earthquakes and not the great things that once stood in the 162 years beforehand, a University of Canterbury (UC) researcher said today.

UC future very strong: Adversity brings improvement says ex-New York trader

UC future very strong: Adversity brings improvement says ex-New York trader

Thursday, 11 October 2012 8:49 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Former New York equities trader Doug Hastie said today the University of Canterbury (UC) had a strong future and he wanted to be part of the Christchurch rebuild.

For Want of a Nail

For Want of a Nail

Monday, 8 October 2012 10:53 p.m. by KrisV Popular

Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where this blogger is?

Red Cross to give second round of Winter Assistance

Red Cross to give second round of Winter Assistance

Monday, 8 October 2012 3:19 p.m. by RedCross Popular

The New Zealand Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Commission today approved more help with electricity bills for all households that received its 2012 Winter Assistance Grant.

Christchurch, it’s time for a cup of tea?

Christchurch, it’s time for a cup of tea?

Monday, 8 October 2012 11:43 a.m. by ChChTony

UC student wins award in Australasian competition

UC student wins award in Australasian competition

Monday, 8 October 2012 8:59 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

 

Whinging & Carping With Other Christchurch Earthquake TC3 friends

Whinging & Carping With Other Christchurch Earthquake TC3 friends

Sunday, 7 October 2012 9:21 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Good morning all! Had an awesome night out at the Rebuild Christchurch Whinging & Carping party. Thank you to the organisers. It was a shame the event wasn’t better attended, which we hope does NOT indicate that people in Christchurch have become too worn down to be bothered to go to social events.

Recent success for Calcon

Recent success for Calcon

Friday, 5 October 2012 9:32 a.m. by AnnaH Popular

Calcon continues to play a major role in the development on infrastructure around the Canterbury region.

Christchurch Earthquake: Trauma Recovery

Christchurch Earthquake: Trauma Recovery

Wednesday, 3 October 2012 12:18 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

 

Red Cross Wins Two International Awards

Red Cross Wins Two International Awards

Wednesday, 3 October 2012 11:44 a.m. by RedCross Featured Popular

RED CROSS WINS TWO INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

Cycle-share schemes for the next generation

Cycle-share schemes for the next generation

Monday, 1 October 2012 8:18 p.m. by HappyZine Popular

Christchurch Inventor and Local Plaster Firm Named Finalist in National Awards

Christchurch Inventor and Local Plaster Firm Named Finalist in National Awards

Monday, 1 October 2012 3:29 p.m. by RecoverCanterbury Popular

A Christchurch inventor and a local plastics firm, with support from the city’s business support agencies, have developed a product that keeps a house not just warm, but also safe - and the product’s potential has been recognised at the New Zealand Innovators Awards.

The Canterbury Spring – Democracy Rising

The Canterbury Spring – Democracy Rising

Thursday, 27 September 2012 5:22 p.m. by GlennLivingstone Popular

A NOTICE OF MOTION ON DEMOCRACY AT THE CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 27 2012

Inaugural Spring River Festival: Great line up for festival gigs announced

Inaugural Spring River Festival: Great line up for festival gigs announced

Wednesday, 26 September 2012 10:24 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

An awesome line up of bands has been announced for the two concerts planned for the inaugural Spring River Festival over Labour Weekend.

Trying to understand the drilling process - September 2012

Trying to understand the drilling process - September 2012

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 3:50 p.m. by CanCERN Recommended Popular

Why have the insurers decided not to sign up to a collaborative programme with EQC?

The audacity of Democracy

The audacity of Democracy

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 2:58 p.m. by GlennLivingstone Popular

This is the speech I prepared in full for Suffrage Day, September 19, here in Christchurch. It had to be edited to ensure that children could speak – which is the very reason we gathered, the future place of democracy in Christchurch itself:

Christchurch: The little organic shop the community bought

Christchurch: The little organic shop the community bought

Monday, 24 September 2012 8:56 p.m. by HappyZine Popular

by Steve Carter

Social crisis deepens following Christchurch earthquake

Social crisis deepens following Christchurch earthquake

Sunday, 23 September 2012 7:18 p.m. by user1 Featured Popular

The New Zealand city of Christchurch was hit by its first destructive earthquake in September 2010, and a second quake in February 2011 that killed 185 people. More than two years later, the city of 300,000, along with nearby communities such as Kaiapoi, are enduring a deepening social crisis for which the National Party government is directly responsible. Thousands of residents have left due to the destruction of houses and jobs, and many others are still living in damaged houses or in overcrow ...

This recovery has been done to us

This recovery has been done to us

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 6:13 p.m. by Coleman Popular

'N ihil de nobis, sine nobis' is an old Latin phrase used by the disability community in the 1990s. It means 'nothing about us without us'!

Childrens own perspectives on the Christchurch quakes

Childrens own perspectives on the Christchurch quakes

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:17 a.m. by reflections Featured Popular



FURTHER FUNDING FOR CANTERBURY BUSINESSES A HUGE BOOST

FURTHER FUNDING FOR CANTERBURY BUSINESSES A HUGE BOOST

Tuesday, 18 September 2012 4:38 p.m. by RecoverCanterbury Popular

 

The Shock Doctrine

The Shock Doctrine

Monday, 17 September 2012 11:51 a.m. by ChChTony Popular

Land confiscations in Christchurch, New Zealand By the National Government

Land confiscations in Christchurch, New Zealand By the National Government

Monday, 17 September 2012 10:03 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory 573 days

Protests calling for Democracy and Saving our Schools

Protests calling for Democracy and Saving our Schools

Sunday, 16 September 2012 9:58 p.m. by SaveOurSchools Featured Popular

 

Restoring Education in Canterbury – A Note from Hekia Parata

Restoring Education in Canterbury – A Note from Hekia Parata

Sunday, 16 September 2012 6:04 p.m. by SaveOurSchools Recommended Popular

Canterbury Schools Latest – Earlier Media Reports Confused

Canterbury Schools Latest – Earlier Media Reports Confused

Sunday, 16 September 2012 6:01 p.m. by SaveOurSchools

It seems the announcements today were something of a cock-up, with misinformation and just plain wrong information out there, largely because things were announced in a half-assed fashion.  I’d love to believe it was just because the Government (and Hekia Parata in particular) is incompetent, and maybe I’m just getting too old and cynical, but you know what, I can’t help thinking it was all highly convenient way of covering Gerry Brownlee’s  today so i ...

Christchurch Boys High School Clarification

Christchurch Boys High School Clarification

Friday, 14 September 2012 10:58 a.m. by CBHS Popular

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Land confiscations in Christchurch by CCDU

Land confiscations in Christchurch by CCDU

Thursday, 13 September 2012 10:55 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 569 days….

Response from Roger Sutton, CERA

Response from Roger Sutton, CERA

Tuesday, 11 September 2012 6:18 p.m. by FixOurHomes Popular

 

Fix our Homes TC3 - Gerrys Response

Fix our Homes TC3 - Gerry's Response

Tuesday, 11 September 2012 9:05 a.m. by TC3limbo Featured Popular

Gerry Brownlee has responded to the Fix Our Homes TC3 letter - his response below and the here 

The earthquake

The earthquake

Monday, 10 September 2012 7:49 p.m. by bebefrayle Popular

Christchurch Reflections by Toni Hannah

Christchurch Reflections by Toni Hannah

Monday, 10 September 2012 4:38 p.m. by reflections Popular

I grew up in Christchurch. Spent my early teenage years wandering round the city on a Friday night, went to the movies, met friends in the Square, and waited for the late bus home. Spent my pocket money on late night shopping Fridays, drank Coke rather than coffee and convinced myself I was grown up. The city was a vast playground for my friends and I; sights and sounds waiting to be discovered around every corner. Then the later teenage years arrived. I partied with friends in the CBD’s b ...

BUSINESS OPTIMISM ON THE INCREASE IN CANTERBURY, BUT CHALLENGES STILL AHEAD

BUSINESS OPTIMISM ON THE INCREASE IN CANTERBURY, BUT CHALLENGES STILL AHEAD

Monday, 10 September 2012 1:47 p.m. by RecoverCanterbury Featured Popular

A survey of a sub-set of Canterbury small businesses severely impacted by the earthquake shows optimism is on the increase and sales are trending up, but they are still facing some weighty issues. These businesses identified as being particularly adversely affected by the earthquake continue to face challenges with respect to cashflow, marketing, fatigue and rebuilding issues.

South Brighton Playcentre - Kids Market

South Brighton Playcentre - Kids Market

Sunday, 9 September 2012 10:36 p.m. by megroulston Recommended Popular

South Brighton Playcentre are having a Kids Market - it is on Saturday the 22nd of September, more information below

Christchurch: The extraordinary emerging community, two years on …

Christchurch: The extraordinary emerging community, two years on …

Friday, 7 September 2012 9:18 a.m. by HappyZine Popular

 

Awatea Road project for Cooperative sections.

Awatea Road project for Cooperative sections.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012 3:53 p.m. by gvbutcher Popular

Chris Ford reflects 2 years on

Chris Ford reflects 2 years on

Wednesday, 5 September 2012 11:01 a.m. by reflections Popular

The Grumpy Ground-Our Story 2 Years On

The Grumpy Ground-Our Story 2 Years On

Monday, 3 September 2012 11:27 p.m. by BrentSelwyn Featured Popular

Two years tomorrow and what a two years it has been. In spite of Jim Anderton's faux pas in the electoral race, who among us would have thought going to sleep two years ago tonight that we would be so rudely awakened from our sleep?

Insurance Issues in Christchurch

Insurance Issues in Christchurch

Monday, 3 September 2012 10:07 p.m. by BrentSelwyn Popular

When buying a house in earthquake damaged Canterbury it has become commonplace to assign insurance claims to the new purchaser. This is obviously very convenient for both the buyer and the seller. If the buyer so chooses, if the repairs have not been completed, they can take on the benefit of  the claim and  deal with the insurer direct to have repairs effected.

However, recent interpretation of insurance law by IAG and Vero in particular have ...

Living in Earthquakes Reflection 2 years on

Living in Earthquakes Reflection 2 years on

Monday, 3 September 2012 7:54 p.m. by reflections Recommended Popular

Life changed forever

Life changed forever

Monday, 3 September 2012 7:14 p.m. by reflections Featured Popular

My Personal Reflection

My Personal Reflection

Monday, 3 September 2012 1:23 p.m. by freeman1990 Popular

Well where do we start. September 2011 seems to be a relevant place.

When does a story start with a sigh?

When does a story start with a sigh?

Monday, 3 September 2012 9:54 a.m. by reflections Featured Popular

This is the second article in a series that is taking random members of the public in Christchurch and letting them tell their story from September 4th 2010 earthquake to now. In these stories there is some very passionate accounts of what they have been through. If you are wanting to write your own story and publish it here email us at info@rebuildchristchurch.co.nz or submit your story yourself to the site following this 

The two year Rollercoaster Ride

The two year Rollercoaster Ride

Sunday, 2 September 2012 10:34 p.m. by reflections Recommended Popular

This is the first article in a series that is taking random members of the public in Christchurch and letting them tell their story from September 4th 2010 earthquake to now. In these stories there is some very passionate accounts of what they have been through. If you are wanting to write your own story and publish it here email us at info@rebuildchristchurch.co.nz or submit your story yourself to the site following this . By sharing our stories experiences and learnings we can continue to supp ...

Spring, the season of Hope and Change

Spring, the season of Hope and Change

Sunday, 2 September 2012 7:44 p.m. by GlennLivingstone

Every year I count down to Spring, the season of Hope and Change. Even the time leading up to it I look forward to with anticipation. That time between these two seasons is where I think many in Christchurch are. Running around Hagley Park in the city centre at this time of the year I see daffodils at [...]

TEDXEQCHCH

TEDXEQCHCH

Saturday, 1 September 2012 12:41 p.m. by FutureChChDesign

[THESIS 2012] While the thesis students were visiting Christchurch we attended TEDX (link). Many big thank you’s to Kaila Colbin for organising such an inspirational day!!!

Been Through The Settlement Process

Been Through The Settlement Process

Thursday, 30 August 2012 5:50 p.m. by letsgetonwithit Popular

I have a double brick character house which has been deemed uneconomic to repair. The cost to repair was priced in the high $300,000s. Rebuild the same house at $345,000 .  My insurance company is working me over with the details to build me a box devoid of character and features instead. I have a comprehensive policy which states they will "rebuild the new house as it was when new with modern materials and methods". They say a simple house valued at 203,000 is a modern equivalent ...

Power to the people

Power to the people

Friday, 24 August 2012 10:59 p.m. by KrisV Featured Popular

Christchurch: A Hub For Healthy Youth Development

Christchurch: A Hub For Healthy Youth Development

Friday, 24 August 2012 7:13 p.m. by HappyZine Popular

 

Request quotes from tradespeople

Request quotes from tradespeople

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 12:44 a.m. by Local Tradie

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