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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.

Bus detours commencing 6 January

Bus detours commencing 6 January

Friday, 3 January 2014 10:42 a.m. by Transport4chch

Futuristic Christchurch is emerging

Futuristic Christchurch is emerging

Monday, 30 December 2013 9:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

It has been a year of imagined futures in Christchurch.

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.

CCC Facilities Rebuild - December Update

CCC Facilities Rebuild - December Update

Saturday, 21 December 2013 5:56 p.m. by FutureChristchurch Popular

 

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting - 19 December 2013

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting - 19 December 2013

Thursday, 19 December 2013 5:10 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Interim findings from financial review released

Interim findings from financial review released

Thursday, 19 December 2013 4:16 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council is determined to find solutions to the considerable financial challenges it faces, Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

Seventeen social housing complexes earmarked for redevelopment

Seventeen social housing complexes earmarked for redevelopment

Thursday, 19 December 2013 2:41 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is pressing ahead with plans to prioritise 17 social housing complexes for redevelopment.

Contract awarded for Chch state housing repairs programme

Contract awarded for Chch state housing repairs programme

Thursday, 19 December 2013 2:22 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced that Project Management Company MWH (New Zealand) had been awarded the contract to manage the minor repairs programme for 3600 earthquake damaged Christchurch state houses with less than $40,000 worth of damage.

EQC not meeting obligations, report finds

EQC not meeting obligations, report finds

Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:22 p.m. by MediaOneNews

The Earthquake Commission has not met its obligations to provide Canterbury residents with information in a timely manner, a report from the Ombudsman has found.

Council defers quake advice decision

Council defers quake advice decision

Thursday, 19 December 2013 11:42 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council has again deferred making a decision on whether it will fund an advisory service to help people locked in disputes with their insurers.

EQC implementing Ombudsman OIA recommendations

EQC implementing Ombudsman OIA recommendations

Thursday, 19 December 2013 11:24 a.m. by GovtEQC

Greater Christchurch Education Renewal Programme – 2013 Year End Report to Schools and Early Childhood Services

Greater Christchurch Education Renewal Programme – 2013 Year End Report to Schools and Early Childhood Services

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 3:47 p.m. by GovtMOE Popular

Greater Christchurch Education Renewal Programme – 2013 Year End Report to Schools and Early Childhood Services

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.

Committee updated on Building and Resource Consents

Committee updated on Building and Resource Consents

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 6:21 p.m. by GovtCCC

Building consent customers should notice an improvement in the delivery of building consents and services by the end of March 2014.

First year of rebuild sets scene for redevelopment

First year of rebuild sets scene for redevelopment

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 11:22 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Rental housing ‘warrant of fitness’ trial announced

Rental housing ‘warrant of fitness’ trial announced

Monday, 16 December 2013 2:10 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council will take part in a nationwide project aimed at making rental housing safer to live in — especially for children, students and the elderly.

Who is responsible for fixing repair defects?

Who is responsible for fixing repair defects?

Monday, 16 December 2013 9:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

Protesters return to Southern Response

Protesters return to Southern Response

Monday, 16 December 2013 8:24 a.m. by Media3News

 

Council structure changes finalised after feedback

Council structure changes finalised after feedback

Friday, 13 December 2013 1:45 p.m. by GovtCCC

Proposed changes to Christchurch City Council’s organisation structure have been finalised with the aim of sharpening the focus on the city’s rebuild, developing relationships with key city partners and the community, and addressing financial challenges.

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.

Construction to surge ahead

Construction to surge ahead

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The biggest building and construction boom in 40 years in New Zealand is kicking off and tipped to peak in 2016 when $32 billion is forecast to be spent in that year, a new report says.

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)

Public Notice: Revocation of Proposed Change 1 to the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement

Public Notice: Revocation of Proposed Change 1 to the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement

Monday, 9 December 2013 6:00 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee, has decided to revoke Proposed Change 1 to the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement.

Rare opportunity for transport in Christchurch, say Netherlands experts

Rare opportunity for transport in Christchurch, say Netherlands experts

Friday, 6 December 2013 3:22 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch has a rare opportunity to develop a better functioning transport network that incorporates a connected network of cycleways say two Dutch transport experts.

Plan a significant milestone for Chch housing recovery

Plan 'a significant milestone' for Chch housing recovery

Friday, 6 December 2013 2:53 p.m. by PRNews

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the release of the Land Use Recovery Plan by Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.

Christchurch City Council endorses Land Use Recovery Plan

Christchurch City Council endorses Land Use Recovery Plan

Friday, 6 December 2013 2:49 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council endorses in principle the Land Use Recovery Plan (LURP) which has been approved by the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery today (Friday 6 December). 

LURP to provide speedy residential growth

LURP to provide speedy residential growth

Friday, 6 December 2013 2:06 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the creation of the Land Use Recovery Plan (LURP) will go a long way towards easing housing pressures, with new options for development across greater Christchurch.

Appointment of General Manager Building Control and Rebuild

Appointment of General Manager Building Control and Rebuild

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 3:11 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council has appointed Peter Sparrow to the new position of General Manager Building Control and Rebuild.

Social housing progress in the east

Social housing progress in the east

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 2:26 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council has begun the detailed design process for eight new units at the newly repaired Knightsbridge Lane City Housing complex in Aranui, with construction due to begin in April next year.

Judgment allows Port Hills zoning review to progress

Judgment allows Port Hills zoning review to progress

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 1:04 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Christchurch cathedral demolition given green light

Christchurch cathedral demolition given green light

Monday, 2 December 2013 8:33 p.m. by MediaHerald

Demolition of the Christ Church Cathedral has been given the green light, following a judgement from the Supreme Court dismissing an appeal against an earlier decision legally enabling its destruction.

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.

 Selwyn, Waimakariri earthquake fault reports released

Selwyn, Waimakariri earthquake fault reports released

Sunday, 1 December 2013 7:17 p.m. by GovtECAN

Environment Canterbury today released the fourth and fifth in a series of earthquake fault reports on different districts of the Canterbury region.

Building consent processing times

Building consent processing times

Sunday, 1 December 2013 7:12 p.m. by GovtCCC

Council figures show that the average time for granting a building consent for a house in October was 26 working days. This was for complete applications which could be accepted for processing because no further information was required.

Mayor’s Speech - Canterbury CEO Roundtable Breakfast

Mayor’s Speech - Canterbury CEO Roundtable Breakfast

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 12:42 p.m. by LianneDalziel Featured Popular

I would  like to thank  Deloitte  Christchurch for providing  me with this  opportunity to address this  gathering of Canterbury business leaders  at  such  an  early  stage  of my Mayoralty.  

Christchurch housing worst its ever been

Christchurch housing 'worst it's ever been'

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 11:58 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The housing situation in Christchurch is now the worst it has ever been, forcing some families to squat in empty red zone houses.

EQC settlement holding up repairs

EQC settlement holding up repairs

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 9:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council is trying to reach a global settlement with the Earthquake Commission (EQC) so it can speed up the repair and rebuild of its quake-damaged social housing units.

Natural Environment Recovery Programme launched

Natural Environment Recovery Programme launched

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 3:49 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

The Natural Environment Recovery Programme for greater Christchurch Whakaara Taiao was launched today at a community event at Travis Wetland in Burwood.

Southern Response Mass Protest

Southern Response Mass Protest

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 3:38 p.m. by Action Popular

Copied and posted on Behalf. Thank you

Council, ministry eye unsafe rental homes

Council, ministry eye unsafe rental homes

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:32 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Christchurch Reimagined November 2013

Christchurch Reimagined November 2013

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 8:29 a.m. by TourismChCh

 

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC – Group now forming after meeting at Cardboard Cathedral

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC – Group now forming after meeting at Cardboard Cathedral

Monday, 25 November 2013 10:54 p.m. by EQCGroupAction Featured Popular

Around two hundred people turned up to the Cardboard Cathedral this evening with a view to joining legal proceedings against EQC.  Law firm Anthony Harper called the meeting following a strong response to their recent call for interested homeowners to unite to take on EQC.

Trust grants over $1m to five Canterbury projects

Trust grants over $1m to five Canterbury projects

Monday, 25 November 2013 11:07 a.m. by PRNews

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust has granted over $1 million to five projects that help restore some of Canterbury’s summer activities impacted by the earthquakes.

Changes signal focus on city rebuild

Changes signal focus on city rebuild

Sunday, 24 November 2013 11:41 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

A proposal to reorganise Christchurch City Council’s executive management structure aims to focus the organisation on the city rebuild, strengthen relationships with key partners and the community and ensure we have senior financial capability in place.

Disappointment over Land Use Recovery Plan hold up

Disappointment over Land Use Recovery Plan hold up

Thursday, 21 November 2013 4:08 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Christchurch City Council wins World Green Building Council award for rebuild sustainability work

Christchurch City Council wins World Green Building Council award for rebuild sustainability work

Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:17 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council has been recognised with a prestigious international award for its effort in promoting sustainability in the rebuild.

Christchurch is Awesome video series

Christchurch is Awesome video series

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 12:57 p.m. by BareKiwi Recommended Featured Popular

4.6 quake centred in The Gap

4.6 quake centred in 'The Gap'

Monday, 18 November 2013 10:45 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

GNS Science later upgraded this to 4.6 and located the aftershock 10km south-west of Christchurch, between Halswell and Prebbleton, at a depth of 8km.

Public invited to name 13 key cycleways

Public invited to name 13 key cycleways

Monday, 18 November 2013 10:32 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Canterbury people are being invited to suggest names for each of the 13 key cycleway routes to be built in the city over the next five years.

Shop around for home insurance

'Shop around' for home insurance

Sunday, 17 November 2013 7:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

The boss of AA Insurance warns premiums could soar even higher unless everyone involved plays their part - including apathetic consumers, who need to shop around more.

Chch schools $1b spend revealed

Chch schools $1b spend revealed

Thursday, 14 November 2013 2:21 p.m. by Media3News

 

More than 80 per cent of classrooms in greater Christchurch will be modernised by 2022

More than 80 per cent of classrooms in greater Christchurch will be modernised by 2022

Thursday, 14 November 2013 2:05 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

CERA: Chch rebuild has turned a corner

CERA: Chch rebuild has 'turned a corner'

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 2:54 p.m. by Media3News

Quake repairs not fast enough says Sutton

Quake repairs 'not fast enough' says Sutton

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 12:52 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) says private insurers have settled less than half their residential claims and need to pick up the pace if all claims are to be settled by 2016.