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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

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

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

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. 

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

No appeal in Rout v Southern Response

No appeal in Rout v Southern Response

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

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

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

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

Building Consents Christchurch- snafu

Building Consents Christchurch- snafu

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

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. […]

Is 2014 the year you’ll publish your Canterbury Quake story?

Is 2014 the year you’ll publish your Canterbury Quake story?

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 9:43 a.m. by DebDonnell

We’re now into Year Four since the life-changing event of the September 2010 Canterbury Earthquake. Over that time everyone impacted by the events have been creating rough writing diamonds. Like natural diamonds, these writing diamonds have formed under the intense heat and pressure of our earthquake related experiences. Now they are waiting to be discovered, […]

Celebrate World Wetlands Day Sunday 2 February

Celebrate World Wetlands Day Sunday 2 February

Friday, 10 January 2014 10:03 a.m. by AvonOtakaro

CPITs Community Open Day

CPIT's Community Open Day

Monday, 6 January 2014 12:15 p.m. by CPIT Featured

Come along with friends and family to CPIT's Community Open Day on 25 January from 11am - 2pm.

High Street A National Disgrace- part 135

High Street A National Disgrace- part 135

Thursday, 2 January 2014 12:05 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1037 days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    Now 510 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – only 1317 days to go before we get told if we are …

Street Art in Christchurch CBD December 2013

Street Art in Christchurch CBD December 2013

Sunday, 22 December 2013 5:51 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Street Art is taking over the central city where empty sections and bare walls dominate the landscape. It is so refreshing to see colour return to this great dark and at time depressing area. I had thought I signed off for the year but this stuff just has to be shared for those who cannot see it for themselves.

Merry Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

Saturday, 21 December 2013 8:05 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Merry Christmas.

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 5)

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 5)

Friday, 20 December 2013 12:06 p.m. by KrisV






Insurance- material damage- multiple events-merger applies

Insurance- material damage- multiple events-merger applies

Thursday, 19 December 2013 8:32 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

In the decision of Crystal Imports Ltd v Lloyds Underwriters & anor [2013] NZHC 3513 on 19 December 2013 the High Court (Cooper J) considered the ability of an insured to recover under a material damage insurance policy for separate damage to an insured property during a single insurance policy period where the property was rendered 

UC business and law academics return to a permanent base for first time since the earthquakes

UC business and law academics return to a permanent base for first time since the earthquakes

Thursday, 19 December 2013 5:20 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

For the first time since the 2011 earthquake, University of Canterbury (UC) business and law staff have begun returning to a permanent base in the former Law building, on campus. 

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC – Halfway there and more joining every day

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC – Halfway there and more joining every day

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 8:58 a.m. by EQCGroupAction Featured Popular

Three weeks after meeting at the Cardboard Cathedral more than 60 home owners have signed up with law firm Anthony Harper to join the EQC group action, with more people joining up every day.

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 4)

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 4)

Monday, 16 December 2013 2:15 p.m. by KrisV




6 months in 6 pix (Pt 3)

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 3)

Saturday, 14 December 2013 3:50 p.m. by KrisV




50,000 visitors experience Quake City attraction

50,000 visitors experience Quake City attraction

Thursday, 12 December 2013 1:39 p.m. by CantyMuseum

Quake City has welcomed its 50,000th visitor this week. The visitor was warmly greeted by Quake City’s Visitor Hosts and given a special gift to commemorate the occasion.

The Resilient City

The Resilient City

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 10:56 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

What is resilience. Well resilience is not remaining strong in the face of adversity – that’s Stoicism.

OECD information Cancern & WECAN Media Release for Human Rights abuses in Christchurch raising International awareness

OECD information Cancern & WECAN Media Release for Human Rights abuses in Christchurch raising International awareness

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:01 a.m. by WeCAN Popular

Canterbury Communities’ Earthquake Recovery Network (CanCERN)and Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network (WeCan)

UC to take pressure off the Christchurch housing market by building new accommodation for students

UC to take pressure off the Christchurch housing market by building new accommodation for students

Monday, 9 December 2013 6:19 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury (UC) announced today it plans to take some pressure off the Christchurch housing market by building accommodation for students in partnership with the private sector.

Gold accreditation for Canterbury Museum

Gold accreditation for Canterbury Museum

Monday, 9 December 2013 10:54 a.m. by CantyMuseum

High Street a NATIONAL Disgrace…..The forgotten precinct….

High Street a NATIONAL Disgrace…..The forgotten precinct….

Sunday, 8 December 2013 9:53 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Still waiting……

Rout v Southern Response – Judge decides rebuild not repair

Rout v Southern Response – Judge decides rebuild not repair

Friday, 6 December 2013 8:44 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

In the judgment released 6 December 2013 in Rout v Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd [2013] NZHC 3262 Justice Gendall decided that Southern Response was in breach of  its policy obligations by wanting to settle the Routs’ claim, based on a repair cost of $263K.  The Court held that the insurance company was liable for 

Port Hills zoning

Port Hills zoning

Friday, 6 December 2013 7:48 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Below is the announcement about zoning Gerry Brownlee 5 DECEMBER, 2013 Port Hills zoning review announced Results of the Port Hills Zoning Review announced today will give property owners certainty and provide options for people to move on from areas posing a serious risk to life, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says. The outcome 

Red zone not unlawful – but offers were

Red zone not unlawful – but offers were

Thursday, 5 December 2013 9:48 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

In its decision in Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery & anor v Fowler Developments Ltd & ors [2013] NZCA 588 the Court of Appeal overturned the High Court decision that “red-zoning” was unlawful but agreed with the High Court that the offers made to land owners and uninsured red zone home owners were unlawful.  The Crown 

Travellers pick Christchurch as a destination on the rise

Travellers pick Christchurch as a destination on the rise

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 3:02 p.m. by TourismChCh

Christchurch is winning favour with users of the world’s largest travel website, who have voted the city as the number one ‘Destination on the Rise’ in the South Pacific.

IAG deploys Exigen Insurance Solutions

IAG deploys Exigen Insurance Solutions

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 11:58 a.m. by IAGinsurance

IAG and Exigen Insurance Solutions, a global provider of core systems and business transformation to insurers, announced today the successful country-wide roll out of Exigen's policy administration, billing and claims solutions for motor vehicle lines of business at IAG subsidiary AMI. The deployment is the first stage introduction of a new enterprise platform for managing AMI's more than one million motor, home, contents, farm and boat insurance policies.

Whos On Our Side?

Who's On Our Side?

Monday, 2 December 2013 6:38 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Today I am meh, not because of a lack in enthusiasm but for a confusion and frustration. The confusion comes from the perceived lack of compassion showed still by some of our civic leaders and the frustration is born from this and the absolute hard slog it is to get positive information out of people.

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 2)

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 2)

Sunday, 1 December 2013 7:18 p.m. by KrisV







CanCERN Newsletter #109

CanCERN Newsletter #109

Sunday, 1 December 2013 7:10 p.m. by CanCERN Popular