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Engaging Hands-on Learning: St Michael’s students become archaeologist for the day!

Engaging Hands-on Learning: St Michael’s students become archaeologist for the day!

Friday, 30 May 2014 1:51 p.m. by marketing_saintmichaels Popular

After months of watching with interest the activity going on at the site of their next door neighbours, the $300 million Justice and Emergency Services Precinct in Christchurch’s central city, St Michael’s students have found out first hand what’s been discovered. 

Finished Finished Floor Levels - the limited effect of the Rout Judgment

Finished Finished Floor Levels - the limited effect of the Rout Judgment

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 2:51 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The Rout case is only authority for the proposition that houses subject to a Consent Notice must be restored to their previous height.

Youth of Canterbury still in crisis mode as Trust funds $1.6 million to help sector

Youth of Canterbury still in crisis mode as Trust funds $1.6 million to help sector

Monday, 26 May 2014 3:59 p.m. by Commtrust Recommended Popular

By announcing $1.6 million of funding for its Young People sector, The Canterbury Community Trust is acknowledging that Canterbury youth are still dealing with the aftermath of the earthquakes, particularly in relation to mental health.   According to Trust Chief Executive, Louise Edwards, a greater proportion of funding has been earmarked for services that target young people in crisis, noting that many young people are exhibiting worrying signs of post traumatic stress.

Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

Monday, 26 May 2014 2:52 p.m. by PRNews

The Great White Elephant of Christchurch

The Great White Elephant of Christchurch

Thursday, 22 May 2014 10:08 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Originally posted on :
A great, if disturbing, image via felloffasofa: White Elephant via felloffasofa Last week, some of the anchor projects – including the stadium – were delayed. The stadium has been pushed out to 2019. That takes…

Some Quick Temporary Solutions

Some Quick Temporary Solutions

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 1:25 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Alan Reay responds to IPENZ

Alan Reay responds to IPENZ

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 4:09 p.m. by AlanReay Popular

High Court ruling a blow for residents

High Court ruling a blow for residents

Monday, 19 May 2014 12:39 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/10054364/High-Court-ruling-a-blow-for-residents

Man Made Disaster (Part II)

Man Made Disaster (Part II)

Sunday, 18 May 2014 1:04 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

My Next Prediction – A Man Made disaster in Christchurch (Part I)

My Next Prediction – A Man Made disaster in Christchurch (Part I)

Sunday, 18 May 2014 12:25 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

It is said that history repeats itself – does it not?! However, one might imagine that intelligent people and ‘advanced’ nations might learn from their previous mistakes and again I sit and watch another New Zealand  man-made disaster appearing on the horizon at a rapid rate of knots. In my book, , I predicted the insurance nightmare which currently has the City firmly in its grip – my next prediction is that we will see a huge earthquake repair fiasco lead ...

s124 notices & physical damage

s124 notices & physical damage

Sunday, 18 May 2014 11:28 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Latest News and Upcoming Events from Avon-Otakaro Network

Latest News and Upcoming Events from Avon-Otakaro Network

Sunday, 18 May 2014 7:22 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

Law firm helping the Student Volunteer Army connect the community

Law firm helping the Student Volunteer Army connect the community

Friday, 16 May 2014 3:31 p.m. by VolunteerArmy

University of Canterbury’s UC Student Volunteer Army will team up with law firm Duncan Cotterill this weekend to help the Ilam-Riccarton community in Christchurch.

Supreme Court and Red Zone

Supreme Court and Red Zone

Friday, 16 May 2014 12:42 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

By a judgment 5 May 2014 in Quake Outcasts v The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery the Supreme Court has granted leave to the Quake Outcasts and Fowler Developments Ltd to appeal the decision(s) of the Court of Appeal.

Failed insurance company remedial work

Failed insurance company remedial work

Friday, 16 May 2014 12:11 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

I am now seeing second generation cases where building work done by/for insurance companies in purported performance of their insurance policy obligations has failed to properly remediate the property to the appropriate standard. 

Opening of the first exhibition at Arts Central

Opening of the first exhibition at Arts Central

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 7:32 p.m. by ChChTony

Arts Central is the first gallery of fine art and craft to open in central Christchurch.

Engagement on Special Schools Network

Engagement on Special Schools Network

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 3:59 p.m. by GovtMOE Popular

The Ministry is currently undertaking engagement around special school provision in the greater Christchurch area.

Insurance coverage for foundation repairs

Insurance coverage for foundation repairs

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 10:51 a.m. by SouthernResponse

AMI/IAG will continue to provide insurance to houses with repaired foundations where the repairs are insurer managed. Any repair work completed outside of an insurer managed repair programme must comply with MBIE guidelines, including the issued building consent and a Code Compliance Certificate for any work requiring it.

Second Opinion Reports

Second Opinion Reports

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 10:12 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The Detailed Repair/Rebuild Analysis (DRA) is our official document listing the full extent of the damage to your home. The DRA is the basis of determining if your house is economic to repair and any specifications of what a repair or rebuild may include.

ICNZ TO PARTICIPATE IN DECLARATORY JUDGMENT

ICNZ TO PARTICIPATE IN DECLARATORY JUDGMENT

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 10:58 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Money Isn’t The Problem

Money Isn’t The Problem

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 10:29 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

As we know the council is in a tight place financially about its cost share requirements for rebuilding the city infrastructure, anchor projects and community facilities. The exact number is in because Mr Brownlee thinks the council’s independent review has the numbers wrong, but it shouldn’t matter.

Silt and the City

Silt and the City

Saturday, 10 May 2014 2:00 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

The 

SURF New Brighton - Change our world in 28 days

SURF New Brighton - Change our world in 28 days

Friday, 9 May 2014 11:50 a.m. by SURFcommunity Featured Popular

Remarkable Red Zone scenes captured by NZ Police photographers

Remarkable Red Zone scenes captured by NZ Police photographers

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 1:18 p.m. by CantyMuseum Popular

Canterbury Museum in collaboration with the New Zealand Police, proudly presents

Communities collecting flood data – template available

Communities collecting flood data – template available

Monday, 5 May 2014 2:09 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

The Christchurch City Council is collecting information from those residents affected by repeated floods. The Beckenham Neighbourhood Association has met with the Spreydon Heathcote Community Board to facilitate the collection of this data. If you live in that Ward and are affected by floods and would like to complete their survey please click .

Why are politicians deliberately obstructing recovery?

Why are politicians deliberately obstructing recovery?

Monday, 5 May 2014 10:54 a.m. by HughPavletich Popular

Why are central and local politicians deliberately obstructing an affordable / normal recovery ?

Southern Response Class Action Comment

Southern Response Class Action Comment

Monday, 5 May 2014 10:40 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

A local lawyer has been promoting a potential class action against Southern Response.  The promoters of the class action idea say their complaint is about the time it has taken to resolve claims. 

Christchurch Exodus – Cosmetic only?!

Christchurch Exodus – Cosmetic only?!

Sunday, 4 May 2014 4:52 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Every year, tens of millions of people abandon their homes because of natural disasters. I am currently hearing stories in Christchurch that this is beginning to happen here as well. Unfortunately this appears to be only the tip of the iceberg. CERA and associated bodies do not seem to realize/care that Christchurch residents are only prepared to put up with so much. Solutions to the insurance stale-mate and flood risks need to be found sooner rather than later otherwise the ...

Meeting your claims specialist

Meeting your claims specialist

Friday, 2 May 2014 11:44 a.m. by SouthernResponse

If you would like to meet your claims specialist or other Southern Response team member you will need an appointment.

OPINION: Future Christchurch needs to rethink transport

OPINION: Future Christchurch needs to rethink transport

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 6:35 p.m. by LukeChandlerNZ Popular

Christchurch needs to rethink public transport.

Metamorph gallery a beacon of hope in the new Christchurch

Metamorph gallery a beacon of hope in the new Christchurch

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 5:01 p.m. by ChChTony Featured Popular

Insured Losses of February And March Storms $25 Million

Insured Losses of February And March Storms $25 Million

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 4:22 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

Storms and flooding that mainly hit Canterbury in February and March have led to insured losses of about $25 million, the Insurance Council of New Zealand reported today.

Flooding

Flooding

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 2:40 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Intensive planning used to demolish hillside properties

Intensive planning used to demolish hillside properties

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 12:55 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Efficient demolition of the most precarious hillside properties on Sumner's Clifton Hill.

Urban Farm to launch composting initiative

Urban Farm to launch composting initiative

Monday, 28 April 2014 10:19 p.m. by Festa Popular

Agropolis Urban Farm is building a new initiative to divert organic waste from central city hospitality businesses and commercial offices into its compost heaps. Inner city composting workshops using innovative biological methods and traditional approaches will help launch a new grassroots initiative to transform inner city organic waste.

New Brighton is putting the power back in the hands of the people

New Brighton is putting the power back in the hands of the people

Monday, 28 April 2014 9:51 p.m. by SURFcommunity Popular

The old adage says that if you want something done properly – then do it yourself.  So that’s exactly what New Brighton is doing, they are taking the lead in the rebuild and rejuvenation of their community.  

Christchurch Failure – The Long History

Christchurch Failure – The Long History

Monday, 28 April 2014 3:55 p.m. by HughPavletich Popular

The mongrel political and commercial culture of Christchurch has erupted in to the open.

Canterbury carrying out the world's first earthquake damage-resistant bridge testing

Canterbury carrying out the world's first earthquake damage-resistant bridge testing

Monday, 28 April 2014 9:52 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

University of Canterbury engineers are carrying out the world's first earthquake damage-resistant bridge testing on campus.

Dealing with traffic congestion on the Northern Motorway

Dealing with traffic congestion on the Northern Motorway

Sunday, 27 April 2014 10:39 p.m. by GovtECAN

Environment Canterbury Performance Audit and Risk Committee today recommended Commissioners approve funding for a study to investigate the feasibility of a short-term passenger rail service on the existing railway line from Rangiora to Christchurch.

How not to Repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch Central City. part 142….

How not to Repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch Central City. part 142….

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 9:40 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1157 days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    Now 630 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – only 1197 days to go before we get told if we are …

Avon-Otakaro Network welcomes Government announcement on residential red zone lands

Avon-Otakaro Network welcomes Government announcement on residential red zone lands

Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:10 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

“It is great that at last there is some forward traction on future use of the Avon River residential red zone lands, it is time we started to heal the wound that runs right through the east,” says Evan Smith Co-Chair of Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON).

The Other Side To The Recovery

The Other Side To The Recovery

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 6:09 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Recently I have been writing here, weekly, about current events and activities, such as new buildings, where insurers and authorities are at and the progress being made. At times this has been criticized for not discussing the issues people are facing, such as the housing shortage, insurance etc. Whilst these issues are of grave concern, there is also an appropriate time and place for discussions on these and to focus on solutions and outcomes.  

TWO MILLION DOLLARS OF FINANCIAL HELP AVAILABLE TO CANTERBURY COMMUNITY GROUPS

TWO MILLION DOLLARS OF FINANCIAL HELP AVAILABLE TO CANTERBURY COMMUNITY GROUPS

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 5:39 p.m. by Commtrust Featured Popular

Three years on from the Canterbury earthquakes, many community and social  service organisations remain stretched by additional demand for their services.

MBIE guidance for multi-unit residential buildings released

MBIE guidance for multi-unit residential buildings released

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 4:14 p.m. by GovtDBH Popular

Additional MBIE guidance for multi-unit residential buildings released

Need Some Support?

Need Some Support?

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 8:13 p.m. by CanCERN

Question about our future presence

Question about our future presence

Friday, 11 April 2014 4:25 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Earlier this week on Facebook I asked this question on Facebook;

Christchurch’s sizzle-seller to be receive honorary doctorate at Canterbury

Christchurch’s sizzle-seller to be receive honorary doctorate at Canterbury

Friday, 11 April 2014 3:04 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

One of Christchurch’s most passionate business people leading the city’s rebuild will receive an honorary doctorate at next week University of Canterbury graduation ceremonies.

Minister of Educations announcement for Phillipstown and Woolston Schools April 2014

Minister of Education's announcement for Phillipstown and Woolston Schools April 2014

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 1:41 p.m. by GovtMOE

The Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced her decision on the proposed merger of Phillipstown School and Woolston School.

Uretek- use by insurers

Uretek- use by insurers

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 1:08 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Apparently Insurance companies have used Uretek to endeavour to relevel concrete slabs in Christchurch.  I am aware of situations where the use of Uretek has failed to achieve the required re-level.   Court proceedings are likely to be issued shortly.  Any people that have had bad experiences with insurance companies and Uretek are welcome to 

New Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre Update

New Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre Update

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 12:59 p.m. by Vbase Popular



Quake City admission charges on the rise

Quake City admission charges on the rise

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 11:53 a.m. by CantyMuseum Popular

Canterbury Museum has today announced admission charges to Christchurch’s only purpose-built earthquake attraction, will increase from Monday 5 May.