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O is for Openness

O is for Openness

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 2:44 p.m. by andreac414 Popular

N is for New

N is for New

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 7:12 p.m. by andreac414

With the voting period half over the strong feeling among commentators is that Christchurch is on the cusp of New beginnings. With a New Mayor and many new Councillors, a new direction and many new buildings already being erected life has never before been so exciting. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to set the direction of the ward and embrace the New community spirit we have discovered in the ruins. I never once contemplated in my wildest dreams running for community board… the ...

Job Card Tracking video tutorials

Job Card Tracking video tutorials

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 2:18 p.m. by avision

During the last few months we have been working hard to provide you with short video Tutorials that show you how to get the most out of your Job Card Tracking system.

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You can watch them all using or individually as required.

My Response to Duncan Webb’s article on the Gaps between EQC and insurance obligations

My Response to Duncan Webb’s article on the Gaps between EQC and insurance obligations

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 2:11 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

This blog uses as its base an article written by Duncan Webb on Stuff (see ). I wrote a comment on the bottom of his article which the Press would not print it so I will put it here.

M is for Master Plan

M is for Master Plan

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 10:48 a.m. by andreac414

The New Brighton retail area has an opportunity like never seen before, gone is the heyday of weekend shopping dominance, but now is a chance to reinvent and build what we all want for our area.

L is for Love

L is for Love

Monday, 30 September 2013 4:12 p.m. by andreac414

Despite all we have lost there is still much to love about the east… 

K is for Kids

K is for Kids

Friday, 27 September 2013 11:10 p.m. by andreac414

Each one of us was a kid and many, regardless of our age are still kids! I want to ensure children and families are always given top priority in our decisions!

Canterbury Health System celebrate milestone in patient care

Canterbury Health System celebrate milestone in patient care

Friday, 27 September 2013 3:28 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

The Canterbury Health System has celebrated a major milestone in enhancing patient care this week.

CanCERN Newsletter #102 -  27th September  2013

CanCERN Newsletter #102 - 27th September 2013

Friday, 27 September 2013 3:17 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

Dear Members

ChristchurchArtGalleryTrust and Westpac Bring Back theBull

ChristchurchArtGalleryTrust and Westpac Bring Back theBull

Friday, 27 September 2013 2:55 p.m. by TourismChCh Featured Popular

Lincoln study values benefits of a red zone river park at around a billion dollars over ten years

Lincoln study values benefits of a red zone river park at around a billion dollars over ten years

Friday, 27 September 2013 2:51 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

A new study by researchers at Lincoln University has valued the benefits of a city-to-sea reserve in the Avon River residential red zone at around a billion dollars over ten years.

J is for Journey

J is for Journey

Thursday, 26 September 2013 10:58 p.m. by andreac414

Each of us living or working in the east have experienced a significant journey through these last few years. Some have had their lives changed for the better, others have lost everything including hope itself. I lost my business, house and marriage yet I have decided that my journey is going to be helping others going through these difficult times. I could have moved to another city to start again but I have chosen to move here and journey alongside individuals, communities and organisations as ...

The Temple has burned…

The Temple has burned…

Thursday, 26 September 2013 5:27 p.m. by TempleforChCh

On Sunday the 21st of September, spring equinox, the Temple for Christchurch met its firey fate at Motukarara Race-Course, symbolically releasing the emotions of the past and creating a beautiful and cathartic experience for participants.

I is for Insurance

I is for Insurance

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 4:35 p.m. by andreac414

There is hardly a person in the ward who hasn’t been impacted by insurance issues. It is the number one issue facing people when I have been out door knocking. I have been supporting residents in Burwood Pegasus and also the Flockton Basin, using my broad knowledge of the Geological processes and global issues. I have worked in conjunction with , Renew Brighton, Human Right’s Commission, 100 day housing plan, Cancern and been to many public meetings and forums. 

H is for Housing

H is for Housing

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 3:15 p.m. by andreac414

The Housing Crisis is one of the very first issues I began working on when I became involved in issues facing the East. I was involved from day 1 of the 100 Day Housing Group and produced work that was eventually sent to Wellington and resulted in the Chief Human Rights Commissioner coming down to Christchurch to discuss with us the issues we were facing and undertook to provide further research and support for these complex issues.

Canterbury Museum announces street art exhibition - Oi You

Canterbury Museum announces street art exhibition - Oi You

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 12:06 p.m. by CantyMuseum Popular

Canterbury Museum has announced its summer blockbuster exhibition, which will be the largest, and possibly most controversial, ever held at the facility. Presented in collaboration with Oi YOU! RISE, a celebration of street art, will open on Friday 20 December just in time for the summer tourist season.

Detailed Engineering Evaluations….. DEE’s

Detailed Engineering Evaluations….. DEE’s

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 8:52 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

G is for Green

G is for Green

Monday, 23 September 2013 8:12 p.m. by andreac414

F is for Future-Proof

F is for Future-Proof

Sunday, 22 September 2013 9:26 p.m. by andreac414

E is for Everyone

E is for Everyone

Saturday, 21 September 2013 10:10 p.m. by andreac414

Congratulations Poto Williams - Christchurch East Labour Candidate

Congratulations Poto Williams - Christchurch East Labour Candidate

Saturday, 21 September 2013 6:31 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

D is for Democracy

D is for Democracy

Friday, 20 September 2013 9:39 p.m. by andreac414

Democracy is something that has been eroded from our community even before the quakes, I will do everything in my power to fight for the return of proper engagement and consultation with our community… from the grassroots up

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 125….

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 125….

Friday, 20 September 2013 8:55 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Well miracles do happen…. yesterday 10 September 2013 a digger turned up in the street and started to clear away the remains of the Billens building that has been lying in the street since 7th December 2012. It took less than one day to clean up.  ( Link  The puzzling aspect of this all was, we were told every time we asked why it had not been removed, that it was too dangerous.  Yeah right!  Interestingly it still leaves Laurie Rose’s frontage lying on the footp ...

Latest Research from the Christchurch earthquakes – Health, Engineering and Miscellaneous

Latest Research from the Christchurch earthquakes – Health, Engineering and Miscellaneous

Friday, 20 September 2013 8:32 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Miscellaneous Airports: sources of economic growth and disaster resilience M Coetzee – Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management …, 2013 … It uses the example of the role of Christchurch Airport in supporting the recovery of the city of …

C is for Care

C is for Care

Thursday, 19 September 2013 7:22 p.m. by andreac414

6 Days after the February quake I stood and watched a gentleman wash his dishes in the gutter outside my business in North New Brighton. It broke my heart to see such suffering occurring so the next day I started and ran a Welfare Centre from the car park of the Bowhill Mower Centre. I […]

B is for Beautiful

B is for Beautiful

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 5:37 p.m. by andreac414

The Burwood Pegasus ward is amazingly Beautiful. I first fell in love with it when I arrived here almost 18 years ago to study for my Geology and Geography degree. One of my favourite courses was Coastal Geomorphology, studying the Brighton spit and estuary. I have seen the decay occurring in New Brighton and in […]

Guest post: Coffey Projects manage Collingwood Football Club redevelopment in Australia

Guest post: Coffey Projects manage Collingwood Football Club redevelopment in Australia

Monday, 16 September 2013 8:47 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

Project Director Rob McFee of Coffey’s Melbourne office shares his insights on the recent Westpac Centre refurbishment project for the Australian Football League’s (AFL) Collingwood Football Club. Rob, along with Project Manager Corey Mackay, led the $AU9.5 million internal redevelopment project of the original Westpac Centre. The successful delivery of this project hinged on us […]

Blocked house sewer lines

Blocked house sewer lines

Saturday, 14 September 2013 1:03 p.m. by Pdavey1

Does anyone know why we are experiencing lots of blockages to our homes.contractors are digging holes in the garden the pusHing some blue fabric into the drains after which we have blocked drains and trucks coming daily. What are they trying to do, it isn't working.

Burn event

Burn event

Friday, 13 September 2013 3:53 p.m. by TempleforChCh

On the 21st of September the Temple will meet its firey fate at Motukarara Race-way. Join us for a fun-filled community day celebrating the future of Christchurch as we release the past through the burning of the Temple. Gates open at 2.30pm, arrive by 7pm if you don’t want to miss the Temple burn! This will be the biggest bonfire New Zealand has ever seen, containing 24 tonne of wood fuel.  Tickets are available from www.templeforchch.eventbrite.co.nz, and we are asking people to ‘p ...

Burn down the Temple!

Burn down the Temple!

Friday, 13 September 2013 3:53 p.m. by TempleforChCh

Tomorrow, on the 21st of September the Temple will meet its firey fate at Motukarara Race-way. Join us for a fun-filled community day celebrating the future of Christchurch as we release the past and celebrate the future through the burning of the Temple. Gates open at 2.30pm, arrive by 7pm if you don’t want to miss the Temple burn! This will be the biggest bonfire New Zealand has ever seen, containing 24 tonne of wood fuel, and will be accompanied by an incredible fire show featuring some ...

Relocation of Fletcher EQR’s North New Brighton

Relocation of Fletcher EQR’s North New Brighton

Friday, 13 September 2013 1:54 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

The relocation of Fletcher EQR’s North New Brighton hub takes effect from the start of next week, with staff moving from the current location in Bower Avenue to a larger site nearby.

CanCERN Newsletter #100 -  13th September  2013

CanCERN Newsletter #100 - 13th September 2013

Friday, 13 September 2013 11:24 a.m. by CanCERN Featured Popular

Dear Members

Notice Regarding EQC Truths Blog

Notice Regarding EQC Truths Blog

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 12:26 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

The Canterbury Spring is arriving……….

The Canterbury Spring is arriving……….

Monday, 9 September 2013 11:44 p.m. by GlennLivingstone

Some time ago, I wrote about the Canterbury Spring. Now, in the second to last week before voting papers are mailed out for the local government elections, it is hard to believe that the season of change is finally upon us.

“If you’re one of them bugger you…”  3 years on in Christchurch…

“If you’re one of them bugger you…” 3 years on in Christchurch…

Monday, 9 September 2013 8:41 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for  days – (since Feb 2011)

Three years on: A man-made disaster

Three years on: A man-made disaster

Saturday, 7 September 2013 4:49 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Here is another piece from a claimant that summarises the situation better than I can.     EQC Truths  http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch-earthquake-2011/9135466/Three-years-on-A-man-made-disaster Currently we are self-managing the building of a new house out west. We are still living in our condemned (but comfortable) home in South Brighton and had to take out another mortgage to purchase our section […]

The Temple is open!

The Temple is open!

Friday, 6 September 2013 3:58 p.m. by TempleforChCh

It’s been a long hard 5 months, but we have finally completed the Temple! The fences were taken down late Thursday night, and the finishing touches added throughout the day on Friday before officially opening that evening. Thanks to everyone who has helped us turn this dream into reality- to the 100 or so volunteers who have gifted us their time and energy, to all of those who have donated funding, goods and services, and to everyone who has supported us in any way so far throughout the pr ...

What is this gifting thing anyway?

What is this gifting thing anyway?

Friday, 6 September 2013 2:58 p.m. by TempleforChCh

Having just launched our burn event we are introducing people to the idea of gifting and participation and how these manifest themselves. Many people are probably asking, “what do you meaning by gifting?” or “what is this whole ‘participate’ thing about?”.  Hopefully this will inform you about what we mean and how you can participate in our event by gifting to other attendees. The idea of gifting and participation comes from the ten principles of Burning Man, ...

The Road to 1984 – Guest Blog by Sleazkey

The Road to 1984 – Guest Blog by Sleazkey

Friday, 6 September 2013 11:49 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

However they may have been caused, we, the people of New Zealand, owe the Christchurch Earthquakes something – even if it is only the fact that the aftermath and Fiasco made some of us examine the situation beyond our personal …

Into Year 4 : “Bugger” by the People of Christchurch

Into Year 4 : “Bugger” by the People of Christchurch

Friday, 6 September 2013 10:06 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

“If you’re one of them bugger you…” Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Christchurch earthquake, democracy, Gerry Brownlee, Government, insurance, Insurance bad faith, KiwiSure, policyholder protection

UC PhD student granted $50,000 of EQC research funding

UC PhD student granted $50,000 of EQC research funding

Thursday, 5 September 2013 11:04 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Three years on: Rebuild priorities ‘skewed’

Three years on: Rebuild priorities ‘skewed’

Thursday, 5 September 2013 7:27 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Here is one of the contributions to the Stuff assignment.  It nicely encapsulates the feelings of many of the disgruntled claimants whom I have dealt with.  It is a pity that people are stuck in the mire thanks to the useless bureaucrats at EQC and the New Zealand government.       EQC Truths  http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/9120325/Three-years-on-Rebuild-priorities-skewed Three […]

Three Years On. Reflection - Deon Swiggs

Three Years On. Reflection - Deon Swiggs

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 11:13 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Today as we know is the 3 year anniversary of what was to become a series of catastrophic events that would continue for over a year that have changed Christchurch and the lives of many forever. The day represents so much for so many people and it is hard to put that into words.

Victor Cattermole Proposes TC3 Buyout

Victor Cattermole Proposes TC3 Buyout

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 8:40 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

This is an interesting proposal from Victor Cattermole.  I am keen to hear more details on the proposal.  In the meantime, feel free to watch Victor’s video.   

The Peoples Choice Burwood Pegasus Team Policy Document

The Peoples Choice Burwood Pegasus Team Policy Document

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 9:58 p.m. by Swiggs Recommended Popular

Temple for Christchurch – Colouring in Competition

Temple for Christchurch – Colouring in Competition

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 9:26 p.m. by TempleforChCh

Colour the Temple in to win!

Experts slam Chch transport proposals

Experts slam Chch transport proposals

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 2:42 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Transport experts are slamming proposals to improve a high capacity Christchurch arterial road, Curletts Road, saying the move is old-school 1980s-style transport planning and is not consistent with modern cities.

Random Acts Of Kindness Day Christchurch, September 1st 2013

Random Acts Of Kindness Day Christchurch, September 1st 2013

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 2:36 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Christchurch Mayoralty Campaign Launch Speech

Christchurch Mayoralty Campaign Launch Speech

Sunday, 1 September 2013 6:04 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

Lianne Dalziel – One City Together – Christchurch Mayoralty Campaign Launch

WeCan asks for full community engagement from  prospective Mayor, Lianne Dalziel

WeCan asks for full community engagement from prospective Mayor, Lianne Dalziel

Sunday, 1 September 2013 5:36 p.m. by WeCAN Popular

WeCan believes communities need to be listened to and engaged so good decisions are made for our city. Without effective and meaningful input from local communities the real issues are often not addressed.

Campaign Launch - The Journey Begins - One City Together

Campaign Launch - The Journey Begins - One City Together

Friday, 30 August 2013 12:57 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

We’re kicking off the campaign this Sunday, and we’d love you to be part of it.

Recovery similarities between New Orleans and Chch

Recovery similarities between New Orleans and Chch

Thursday, 29 August 2013 6:34 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

A post-disaster university response expert from New Orleans, which was severely hit by Hurricane Katrina eight years ago, says he sees recovery similarities between his home town and Christchurch following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Where to Complain about Human Rights Abuses

Where to Complain about Human Rights Abuses

Thursday, 29 August 2013 3:08 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Please visit the following page if you believe that EQC has breached your human rights.  WECAN are gathering evidence from specific individuals to take to the UN Office High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva.  It only takes a few minutes to fill out the form. 

Volunteers needed day and night at the Temple for Christchurch!

Volunteers needed day and night at the Temple for Christchurch!

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 5:50 p.m. by TempleforChCh

The Temple for Christchurch is set to open on the 1st of September, in time for Christchurch’s third earthquake anniversary on September 4th. Constructing a 40m long sculptural representation of an earthquake out of untreated demolition timber takes a lot of work, and in order to meet this deadline we are now working into the night! Access Man have kindly donated a light tower to help us with these final stages of construction. Volunteer hours are now 10am-10pm. There is work de-nailing, r ...

Avonside Holdings v Southern Response [2013] NZHC 1433 – Summary by Sarah

Avonside Holdings v Southern Response [2013] NZHC 1433 – Summary by Sarah

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 4:53 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

 this case considered a dispute in respect of  a rental property in Avondale, Christchurch, insured with AMI/Southern Response. Both the plaintiff and defendant agreed that the property was damaged beyond economic repair. The homeowner wished to buy another house and the maximum amount to be paid by the insurer was the cost of rebuilding the damaged house on the present site. The property owner had accepted an offer to sell their land to the Crown  so a new house would never ...

Quake Out-Casts go to the High Court – a Summary by Sarah

Quake Out-Casts go to the High Court – a Summary by Sarah

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 4:42 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular