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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 Popular

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

 

National Government Land Confiscations in New Zealand 2012

National Government Land Confiscations in New Zealand 2012

Friday, 24 August 2012 8:09 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

 

Request quotes from tradespeople

Request quotes from tradespeople

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

Concrete Recycling Centre

Concrete Recycling Centre

Monday, 20 August 2012 6:10 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

[THE BRITISH COUNCIL CHRISTCHURCH SCHOLARSHIP - MASSEY UNIVERSITY] competition entry 08-2012 * AMONG TOP TEN FINALISTS * Concrete Recycling Centre A straight forward definition of what it means to act sustainably triggered this design project that is: take what we need to live now without jeopardizing the potential for people in the future to meet …

CERA/CCDU Still no word on our fate…

CERA/CCDU Still no word on our fate…

Monday, 20 August 2012 11:12 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory 545 days….

Land theft

Land theft

Monday, 20 August 2012 10:01 a.m. by Citizen Popular

Why the discrepancies between the Government pay out of 2007 GV for non damaged homes and others receivng full replacement insurance when their damaged homes?

CHCH Conversations

CHCH Conversations

Sunday, 19 August 2012 11:04 a.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Together Everyone Achieves More

Together Everyone Achieves More

Saturday, 18 August 2012 7:30 p.m. by GlennLivingstone Popular

At one point last year, the plight facing red-zoners was described as being like "climbing Mt Everest with jandals on". While it's still the case that many red-zoners are facing an uphill battle to re-build their lives, I would like to think that we've now been able to locate some crampons to make the climb possible.

Together Everyone Achieves More

Together Everyone Achieves More

Saturday, 18 August 2012 7:26 p.m. by GlennLivingstone Popular

At one point last year, the plight facing red-zoners was described as being like “climbing Mt Everest with jandals on”. While it’s still the case that many red-zoners are facing an uphill battle to re-build their lives, I would like to think that we’ve now been able to locate some crampons to make the climb [...]

CanCERN New sletter #51 - 17th August 2012

CanCERN New sletter #51 - 17th August 2012

Saturday, 18 August 2012 12:01 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

Putting it right

Putting it right

Friday, 17 August 2012 9:47 p.m. by KrisV Popular

 

Christchurch: A food revolution from the ground up

Christchurch: A food revolution from the ground up

Friday, 17 August 2012 10:33 a.m. by HappyZine Popular

 

Response from Ian Simpson, Earthquake Commission

Response from Ian Simpson, Earthquake Commission

Thursday, 16 August 2012 10:26 p.m. by FixOurHomes Popular

Read the response below. Ian Simpson, Earthquake Commission CEO Response

TEDxEQChCh 2012 Uncontained tickets available

TEDxEQChCh 2012 Uncontained tickets available

Wednesday, 15 August 2012 5:34 p.m. by TEDxEQChCh Popular

TEDxEQChCh 2012: Uncontained is just three weeks away! 

Personal Milestone - 4,000th hour met - Day 705

Personal Milestone - 4,000th hour met - Day 705

Tuesday, 14 August 2012 8:50 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Today a massive milestone has been reached. 4,000 hours! At 2pm I ticked over my 4,000th hour actively working on this website, the foundation, the community networking and everything else earthquake recovery related since September 10th 2010 when I started this. All of this is volunteered time and I am looking very much forward to the next few years of continued hard work and results.

CERA/CCDU -Christchurch NZ Land Grab!!! ~ Agenda 21

CERA/CCDU -Christchurch NZ Land Grab!!! ~ Agenda 21

Monday, 13 August 2012 9:21 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 538 days

Towards an Efficient Economy

Towards an Efficient Economy

Saturday, 11 August 2012 9:32 a.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

Zero Carbon Christchurch 2030

Zero Carbon Christchurch 2030

Friday, 10 August 2012 7:54 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Christchurch: Flourish – the conference about thriving – by Steve Carter

Christchurch: Flourish – the conference about thriving – by Steve Carter

Friday, 10 August 2012 11:49 a.m. by HappyZine Popular

A conference with a flourish by Steve Carter Local Good News/Christchurch What is it to really flourish? Obviously, the answer to such a question is multifaceted and complex, so anyone organising a conference on the subject needs to be ...

Christchurch: Flourish – the conference about thriving – by Steve Carter

Christchurch: Flourish – the conference about thriving – by Steve Carter

Friday, 10 August 2012 11:49 a.m. by HappyZine Popular

A conference with a flourish by Steve Carter Local Good News/Christchurch What is it to really flourish? Obviously, the answer to such a question is multifaceted and complex, so anyone organising a conference on the subject needs to be ...

Response from Chris Ryan, New Zealand Insurance Council

Response from Chris Ryan, New Zealand Insurance Council

Thursday, 9 August 2012 11:03 p.m. by FixOurHomes Popular

 

CCDU Land confiscations- Limbo land goes on…..

CCDU Land confiscations- Limbo land goes on…..

Thursday, 9 August 2012 7:14 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

 

Canterbury Quakes to tour New Zealand

Canterbury Quakes to tour New Zealand

Tuesday, 7 August 2012 11:47 a.m. by CantyMuseum Popular

Record numbers boost Museum profile

Record numbers boost Museum profile

Tuesday, 7 August 2012 11:46 a.m. by CantyMuseum Popular

A Walk through Earthquake-Damaged CBD of  Christchurch

A Walk through Earthquake-Damaged CBD of Christchurch

Sunday, 5 August 2012 6:37 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

They'll rebuild the old ruins,
   raise a new city out of the wreckage.
They'll start over on the ruined cities,
   take the rubble left behind and make it new.
Isaiah 61:4 The Message

These pictures were taken on a walk through Christchurch central on Sunday 5 August 2012. Natural disasters make international news for a week or two - but are soon forgotten or people assume the area has recovered. These pictu ...

A Walk through Earthquake-Damaged CBD of  Christchurch

A Walk through Earthquake-Damaged CBD of Christchurch

Sunday, 5 August 2012 6:37 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

They'll rebuild the old ruins,
   raise a new city out of the wreckage.
They'll start over on the ruined cities,
   take the rubble left behind and make it new.
Isaiah 61:4 The Message

These pictures were taken on a walk through Christchurch central on Sunday 5 August 2012. Natural disasters make international news for a week or two - but are soon forgotten or people assume the area has recovered. These pictures of Christchurch CBD, 17 mont ...

Implosion of Radio Network Building in Christchurch

Implosion of Radio Network Building in Christchurch

Sunday, 5 August 2012 6:12 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

The building was 14 storeys high and many of the buildings surrounding it had already been demolished. It was built in 1986 but  damage from the February 2011 earthquake meant it could not be saved.

The fall was spectacular and neat and even in the late afternoon, people were milling around, photographing the remains of yet another Christchurch building.






Christchurch: No Gallery Required

Christchurch: No Gallery Required

Friday, 3 August 2012 3:11 p.m. by HappyZine Popular

 

Christchurch: No Gallery Required

Christchurch: No Gallery Required

Friday, 3 August 2012 3:11 p.m. by HappyZine Popular

Local Good News/Christchurch Steve Carter “Wow”, you might well think as you see another wall adorned with a new work of art, “What is that?” Wandering around Christchurch these days is like taking a stroll among the pieces ...

CCDU Land Confiscations continued…

CCDU Land Confiscations continued…

Friday, 3 August 2012 10:21 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Is it not interesting?  it is now 4 days since the CCDU announced its intentions.  And we do not know if we own a building or not.  How weird is that! What sort of democracy do we live it? Sorry correction – did we live in.  Democracy is dead in Christchurch.

7th Birthday Bash for Lyttelton Farmers Market

7th Birthday Bash for Lyttelton Farmers Market

Thursday, 2 August 2012 3:01 p.m. by HappyZine Popular

 

Productivity of the building Industry…

Productivity of the building Industry…

Thursday, 2 August 2012 9:41 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

 

Competition Winner!

Competition Winner!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012 4:23 p.m. by LuxCity

Well done team Tonic of Unitec, awarded overall winner from over 50 projects presented by Auckland School of Architecture, AUT Spatial Design, CPIT and Unitec.

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012 4:18 p.m. by LuxCity

Well done to all the teams presenting in the competition to be the chosen projects to take down to Christchurch.  

CERA/CCDU Confiscations continued…

CERA/CCDU Confiscations continued…

Wednesday, 1 August 2012 12:42 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Another building owner, Bruce Williamson, has been fighting tooth and nail to keep his building safe from these idiots and his fate looks even worse than ours, at this stage.  You may remember the saga of the dangerous bricks….  trapped between a container and the wall,  these were “very dangerous”. That saga kept us amused for days and is symptomatic of the problems we have all had with CERA when we tried to repair our buildings.  It was obvious than that ...