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Waiting game for at-risk claimants

Waiting game for at-risk claimants

Thursday, 21 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Nearly 6000 vulnerable Earthquake Commission and insurance customers are still waiting for a resolution to their claims.

Council approves funding for further short-term flood mitigation work

Council approves funding for further short-term flood mitigation work

Thursday, 14 August 2014 5:19 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council has approved funding for further short-term flood defence measures in the hardest hit areas of Christchurch and will consider potential mitigation options for the Central City.

Halfway mark for horizontal infrastructure rebuild

Halfway mark for horizontal infrastructure rebuild

Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:30 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Over 5000 red zoned houses now cleared

Over 5000 red zoned houses now cleared

Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:22 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Flooding Taskforce to deliver final progress report on short-term flood mitigation measures

Flooding Taskforce to deliver final progress report on short-term flood mitigation measures

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 2:04 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Mayoral Flood Taskforce will deliver its final progress report to the Council this Thursday 14 August, outlining short-term flood defence measures that will protect houses in the hardest-hit areas of Christchurch.

Who should pay for community centres?

Who should pay for community centres?

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 4:09 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council funding is not in good shape for the rebuild, or so we have been told, with a $900 million shortfall. 

Eden NZ – iconic new proposal announced for the east

Eden NZ – iconic new proposal announced for the east

Thursday, 7 August 2014 6:37 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

A new iconic scheme for the recovery of the east has been announced and made available for public comment on EVO::SPACE.

Access to buildings is a human right, says monitoring group

Access to buildings is a human right, says monitoring group

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:52 p.m. by HumanRightsComm Recommended

Non-Legal Insurance Advocacy Returning Homeowner’s Wellbeing

Non-Legal Insurance Advocacy Returning Homeowner’s Wellbeing

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 5:32 p.m. by CIAS_ Featured Popular

Homeowners with unresolved earthquake insurance claims are burdened down with copious and complicated technical reports and a myriad of explanations amid pressure to make decisions based on information they can no longer make sense of.

Christchurch - what we see and what we feel

Christchurch - what we see and what we feel

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 11:45 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Last week I asked a question on Facebook: What one word comes to mind right now when you think about Christchurch?

Permanent community facility for St Albans

Permanent community facility for St Albans

Monday, 4 August 2014 12:50 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Rumours have been floating around St Albans for some weeks that the Christchurch City Council is planning to sell off land at 1049 Colombo Street and Caledonian Road and build a community facility instead at 43a Edgeware Road (also owned by the Council). 

Learning to play game of claims

Learning to play game of claims

Saturday, 2 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

You can't fight them if you don't understand them, says long-time insurance professional Peter MacLeod.

Christchurch City Council releases Cameron Partners report

Christchurch City Council releases Cameron Partners report

Friday, 1 August 2014 11:43 a.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council today released a milestone report on options for managing the financial challenges and maximising the opportunities arising from the earthquakes.

When you disagree with quake repair assessment

When you disagree with quake repair assessment

Monday, 28 July 2014 1:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

A: Many homeowners are concerned, like you, about the standard or extent of the proposed repairs. What is a proper repair depends on two things - first, what is good building practice, and second, whether the repair proposal complies with your rights under the policy.

Stormwater management and earthquake recovery key focus for water management meeting

Stormwater management and earthquake recovery key focus for water management meeting

Thursday, 24 July 2014 9:03 a.m. by GovtECAN Popular

The Christchurch-West Melton Zone Committee will hold its monthly water management public meeting on Thursday 24 July (starting at 5pm). 

Neighbourhood Week celebrates new communities

Neighbourhood Week celebrates new communities

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 9:01 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch flood-proof house tests successful

Christchurch flood-proof house tests successful

Monday, 14 July 2014 6:00 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch City Council has completed testing of its newly flood-proofed house, and it has been proven a success.
 

The process involves applying a water-proof membrane to the exterior panels of the house.

Transport and Green-space manager John Mackie says they used a red-zoned home to test the technique.

"We consider this as probably one of the least expensive alternatives to, for example ...

Progress on the Cantabrian Show Home

Progress on the Cantabrian Show Home

Friday, 11 July 2014 4:36 p.m. by SouthernResponse

 

Flood defence house-tanking pilot being tested

Flood defence house-tanking pilot being tested

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 4:29 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council is this week starting a pilot test of the 'house-tanking' flood defence measure outlined in the Mayoral Flood Taskforce report recommendations for flood mitigation.

Turning arrows for Cranford/Innes corner

Turning arrows for Cranford/Innes corner

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 11:32 a.m. by ChChTony

I have recieved an outpouring of support since I wrote a short article in The Mairehau about the need for turning arrows on the corner of Cranford and Innes.  

Community invited to provide feedback on proposals for the recovery of the east

Community invited to provide feedback on proposals for the recovery of the east

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 9:42 a.m. by EasternVision Popular

New high schools, a city-to-sea river park, eco-sanctuary, flatwater sports lake, heritage garden park, wave garden, and aquatic centres are among more than 25 proposals from the public for the eastern suburbs that feedback is now being sought on. 

Natural Environment Recovery Programme progress

Natural Environment Recovery Programme progress

Friday, 4 July 2014 9:16 a.m. by GovtECAN

At a forum in Christchurch last night, many of those who helped develop the Natural Environment Recovery Programme for greater Christchurch  learned more about the considerable progress being made across the 17 workstreams that make up the programme.

15 more Canterbury school pools to be repaired

15 more Canterbury school pools to be repaired

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 5:59 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Council commits to build cycleways in five years

Council commits to build cycleways in five years

Thursday, 26 June 2014 5:53 p.m. by GovtCCC

A network of 13 Major Cycleway Routes will be built in five years, Councillors have confirmed.

Insurance Council Urges Undecided Canterbury Earthquake Customers To Seek Free Advice

Insurance Council Urges Undecided Canterbury Earthquake Customers To Seek Free Advice

Thursday, 26 June 2014 8:48 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand is urging 1,500 over cap Canterbury earthquake claimants who have still not made decisions on insurance settlement offers to seek free, impartial advice.

CCC adds elevation changes and current elevation to the floor level maps

CCC adds elevation changes and current elevation to the floor level maps

Friday, 20 June 2014 2:19 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council and CERA have by request added two new layers to the floor levels map.

Cash settlement guidelines

Cash settlement guidelines

Friday, 20 June 2014 12:35 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

• : Where significant, unrelated to earthquake damage should sensibly be addressed at the same time as the earthquake damage covered by EQC. This includes situations where:

New research shows Canterbury’s people still need support

New research shows Canterbury’s people still need support

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 11:36 a.m. by Allright Featured Popular

 

New Muscle Slab[TM] foundation design ideal for Christchurch TC2 & TC3

New Muscle Slab[TM] foundation design ideal for Christchurch TC2 & TC3

Monday, 9 June 2014 5:54 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press release, Monday 9 June 2014, msHAPPEN Ltd, Christchurch, NZ: A new ready-to-build slab foundation system called Muscle Slab[TM] is now available for quake damaged homes in Christchurch. Designed and developed by consulting engineers, Bekker Engineering Design NZ, the new Muscle Slab system is ideal for TC2 and TC3 properties that are to be repaired or rebuilt.

Earthquake Court Approach Misguided

Earthquake Court Approach Misguided

Monday, 9 June 2014 5:46 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

9 June 2014

Christchurch City Council receives $15 million social housing insurance payment from EQC

Christchurch City Council receives $15 million social housing insurance payment from EQC

Monday, 9 June 2014 10:51 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Christchurch City Council has received a second interim payment from EQC in relation to the Council’s social housing EQC claim.

CCC implements flood solutions

CCC implements flood solutions

Sunday, 8 June 2014 10:05 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council has come up with some temporary solutions to cope with the flooding, including temporary pumps, vegetation removal, back flow improvements. It is also going to pilot a wrapping solution and will continue to research longer term solutions. The Flooding Taskforce report presented on June 5 gives more details.

Housing NZ too slow to build in Christchurch

Housing NZ 'too slow' to build in Christchurch

Sunday, 8 June 2014 8:10 p.m. by MediaOneNews Popular

Housing New Zealand is being criticised for building and repairing quake damaged houses too slowly.

Council deploys temporary pump operations ahead of forecast wet weather

Council deploys temporary pump operations ahead of forecast wet weather

Sunday, 8 June 2014 6:34 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council is installing flood mitigation pump operations in the Flockton/Dudley Creek area. This is ahead of a weather forecast that shows a period of extended rainfall throughout Christchurch and Banks Peninsula, starting Sunday and continuing through to Tuesday.

Mayor’s Flood Taskforce breaks back of flood problem

Mayor’s Flood Taskforce breaks back of flood problem

Thursday, 5 June 2014 1:47 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

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Christchurch housing rebuild momentum grows

Christchurch housing rebuild momentum grows

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 7:21 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Hon Dr Nick Smith

Uncertain future for hundreds of quake-hit facilities

Uncertain future for hundreds of quake-hit facilities

Friday, 30 May 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch communities may need to chip in with funding or hold working bees if they want their quake-damaged community facilities repaired.

Brownlee must reassure over asbestos

Brownlee must reassure over asbestos

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 4:18 p.m. by PRNews Popular

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.

Council provides rates relief to flooding victims

Council provides rates relief to flooding victims

Thursday, 22 May 2014 5:16 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council has agreed to stop charging rates for residential properties left uninhabitable by recent flooding.

Community flood meetings commence as mitigation work continues

Community flood meetings commence as mitigation work continues

Thursday, 22 May 2014 5:14 p.m. by GovtCCC

Community meetings in flood affected areas start tonight, with Little River residents able to learn more about proposed mitigation measures.

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

Land with an increased risk of flooding

Land with an increased risk of flooding

Friday, 16 May 2014 3:49 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

What is Increased Flooding Vulnerability?

Mayor of Christchurch says flood numbers need to be verified

Mayor of Christchurch says flood numbers need to be verified

Thursday, 15 May 2014 6:52 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

EQC fronts on inadequate cash settlements

EQC fronts on inadequate cash settlements

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 5:25 p.m. by Media3News

EQC chief executive Ian Simpson discusses the situation with Christchurch homes, and the settlements that are very much wanted.

Potentially contaminated land mail out starts today

Potentially contaminated land mail out starts today

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 10:56 a.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Only a small percentage of those landowners whose Christchurch properties have recently been identified as potentially contaminated will need to do anything about it, says Environment Canterbury Investigations and Monitoring Director Ken Taylor. From today, Environment Canterbury begins a four-week mail-out to the owners of about 11,000 Christchurch properties that may have soil contaminated by chemicals or hazardous substances remaining in the ground from a previous use of the land, such as an ...

Flooding Taskforce outlines short term measures to help those most vulnerable to flooding

Flooding Taskforce outlines short term measures to help those most vulnerable to flooding

Monday, 12 May 2014 5:52 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Council has given the green light to a range of short term flood prevention measures in the hardest hit areas of Christchurch and Little River, following the delivery of the Mayoral Taskforce on Flooding report today.

Mayoral Taskforce On Flooding – Report To Council Meeting Of 12 May 2014

Mayoral Taskforce On Flooding – Report To Council Meeting Of 12 May 2014

Monday, 12 May 2014 2:17 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

The best of Gerry Brownlee in 39 months

The best of Gerry Brownlee in 39 months

Thursday, 8 May 2014 4:36 p.m. by Media3News

What has the Earthquake Recovery Minister achieved as both a Christchurch resident and the man in charge of its recovery?

Christchurch rebuild - has anything progressed?

Christchurch rebuild - has anything progressed?

Thursday, 8 May 2014 4:35 p.m. by Media3News

John is in Christchurch to find out what is going on with the rebuild in the CBD, and to look into the council's staggering budget mistake.

Chris Hutching: Korda Mentha

Chris Hutching: Korda Mentha

Thursday, 8 May 2014 12:17 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Richard Green talks to NBR finance journalist Chris Hutchings about the Korda Mentha report

Raf Manji: Korda Mentha

Raf Manji: Korda Mentha

Thursday, 8 May 2014 12:12 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Richard Green talks to Christchurch City Council Finance Committee Chair Raf Manji about the shortfall the Council faces for the rebuild

Labour tells Govt to check its rebuild figures

Labour tells Govt to check its rebuild figures

Thursday, 8 May 2014 3:46 a.m. by Media3News

Labour says the Government needs to its own figures on the Christchurch rebuild, after a report released by the council yesterday.

Garry Moore Affordable

Garry Moore Affordable

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 7:25 p.m. by MediaCTV

Cash runs short for repairs

Cash runs short for repairs

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hundreds of damaged community facilities may go unrepaired because of a city council funding shortfall.

Council coffers fall short for rebuild funding

Council coffers fall short for rebuild funding

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Councillors are going to have to quickly accept the reality they cannot afford to do everything on their or the Government's wish lists.

Release of KordaMentha Report

Release of KordaMentha Report

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 4:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Release KordaMentha Report