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Christchurch housing market turning a corner

Christchurch housing market turning a corner

Monday, 19 October 2015 11:28 a.m. by GovtDBH Popular

 

EQC walks off repairs because of frustrated vulnerable homeowners

EQC walks off repairs because of 'frustrated' vulnerable homeowners

Sunday, 18 October 2015 7:35 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is walking off repair sites after "highly vulnerable" homeowners become argumentative, an assistance service says.

East could be the stunning aquatic playground of the city

East could be the stunning aquatic playground of the city

Thursday, 15 October 2015 11:47 a.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

Imagine having a lake on your back doorstep where you could paddle, row, sail, wakeboard or swim, and close by, a white water park, a surf park, beachfront hot salt water pools, restored sailing facilities on the estuary and a new state-of-the-art pools complex. 

The Recovery of Coastal New Brighton

The Recovery of Coastal New Brighton

Thursday, 8 October 2015 4:13 p.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

Perspective Piece for Eyes East Episode 3:

Committee considers tidal barrier feedback

Committee considers tidal barrier feedback

Thursday, 8 October 2015 3:56 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Large scale investigations into a tidal barrier on the Avon-Heathcote Estuary may not go ahead following a Christchurch City Council committee recommendation today.

It’s time for some rational debate about natural hazards

It’s time for some rational debate about natural hazards

Thursday, 1 October 2015 5:32 p.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

Next steps for settling ILV land damage

Next steps for settling ILV land damage

Thursday, 1 October 2015 10:03 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Mayor welcomes Govt intervention on District Plan Review

Mayor welcomes Govt intervention on District Plan Review

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 12:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Mayor welcomes Government intervention on District Plan Review

Coastal hazard issue to be uncoupled from fast-track earthquake recovery plan process

Coastal hazard issue to be uncoupled from fast-track earthquake recovery plan process

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 1:59 p.m. by GovtBeehive Recommended Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Regenerate Christchurch agency confirmed

Regenerate Christchurch agency confirmed

Friday, 25 September 2015 11:18 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Mapping the changing landscape in the east

Mapping the changing landscape in the east

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 9:51 p.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

Perspective piece for Eyes East Episode 1 by Evan Smith

Television Series Explores Community Spirit & Future of East Christchurch

Television Series Explores Community Spirit & Future of East Christchurch

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 5:30 p.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

A 7-part television series that explores the issues and ideas for the flat land suburbs of east Christchurch devastated by the 2010/11 earthquakes, kicks off on CTV this Thursday.

Red Cross provides a further $1.05m for cold homes in Canterbury

Red Cross provides a further $1.05m for cold homes in Canterbury

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 1:43 p.m. by RedCross Popular

New Zealand Red Cross is providing an additional $1.05 million to Canterbury families with health conditions living in cold and poorly insulated houses over the next 15 months.

Our response to the proposed action

Our response to the proposed action

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 10:39 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

You may have read an article in The Press over the past couple of days regarding our response to the proposed representative action. 

Group Action outlines case against EQC

Group Action outlines case against EQC

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 12:24 p.m. by EQCGroupAction Featured Popular

 

Education Minister praises huge progress since 2010

Education Minister praises huge progress since 2010

Monday, 7 September 2015 1:32 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

4 September 2015

Rebuild Christchurch 5 Years Old Today

Rebuild Christchurch 5 Years Old Today

Sunday, 6 September 2015 7:54 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Featured Popular

Today Rebuild Christchurch as an organization turns 5 years old. Firstly, a massive thank you to the volunteers and supporters who put in time to keep both the website and charity activities.

Youth Vision - Christchurch 2030 Launched

Youth Vision - Christchurch 2030 Launched

Friday, 4 September 2015 12:36 p.m. by YouthVision Featured Popular

Youth Vision Website: 

Fair Insurance Entitlement as soon as Reasonably Practicable

Fair Insurance Entitlement as soon as Reasonably Practicable

Friday, 4 September 2015 9:40 a.m. by CIAS_ Featured Popular

Today marks five years from the first earthquake which triggered a chain reaction that ultimately has changed the lives of so many people in Canterbury.

Christchurchs rocky foundations and cheap fixes

Christchurch's rocky foundations and cheap fixes

Thursday, 27 August 2015 5:53 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch has such crap house foundations, says Aucklander Bevan Craig of Underfoot Services. No, really.

SCAPE 8 New Intimacies

SCAPE 8 New Intimacies

Monday, 17 August 2015 1:44 p.m. by SCAPE Christchurch Biennial Featured Popular

A Public Art Walkway to help people create new memories and re-connect with the changed Christchurch landscape; .

Insurers settle record Canterbury claims

Insurers settle record Canterbury claims

Monday, 10 August 2015 12:54 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today that private insurers have settled a record number of residential claims in the last quarter since the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.  

SUBMISSION ON THE DRAFT TRANSITION PLAN - Deon Swiggs

SUBMISSION ON THE DRAFT TRANSITION PLAN - Deon Swiggs

Thursday, 30 July 2015 4:05 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Recovery Plan to allow new red zone offers

Recovery Plan to allow new red zone offers

Thursday, 30 July 2015 9:17 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

A Recovery Plan has been approved that will enable new Crown offers to be made for vacant, insured commercial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone.

Another step forward in restoring the red zone

Another step forward in restoring the red zone

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 11:52 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

School students from local primary and secondary schools will plant another thousand native seedlings at Anzac Drive Reserve this week while environmental artists Martin Hill and Philippa Jones create a life size sculpture on site.

Why you should have a say in on the Transition Plan

Why you should have a say in on the Transition Plan

Friday, 24 July 2015 8:26 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

With less than one week to go until submissions close on the draft transitional plan I encourage you to take 30 minutes of your time out now, read this and then have your say in any way you feel comfortable.

Council says "ready, willing and able" in response to CERAs transition plan

Council says "ready, willing and able" in response to CERA's transition plan

Friday, 24 July 2015 7:46 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Councillors today gave a unanimous and resounding endorsement of the Government's proposal to return leadership to the city.

Christchurch Personalities Launch Campaign Urging Public Feedback on Transition Plan, Media Release

Christchurch Personalities Launch Campaign Urging Public Feedback on Transition Plan, Media Release

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 3:17 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Popular

Two Christchurch media personalities have launched a campaign urging residents to “stand up and be counted” in response to the Government’s transition plan for the city.

Notes to consider on the draft transition plan

Notes to consider on the draft transition plan

Monday, 13 July 2015 10:43 a.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 expires on 18 April 2016. On 2 July 2015 CERA released a draft Transition Recovery Plan – , which can be viewed at and submitted on through . Feedback is due by .

Update on EQR repairs

Update on EQR repairs

Monday, 6 July 2015 5:15 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

Eight weeks after the establishment of a new Central hub repair teams are making good progress planning the completion of remaining repairs in the Canterbury Home Repair Programme.

Discussions begin on reform of EQC Act

Discussions begin on reform of EQC Act

Monday, 6 July 2015 4:26 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission (EQC), Gerry Brownlee, and Associate Minister of Finance, Steven Joyce, say the Government has developed a number of proposals to reform the EQC Act, which are being released for public discussion today. 

New community-run, pop-up café looking for someone special …

New community-run, pop-up café looking for someone special …

Friday, 3 July 2015 12:10 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Te Ao community café located at 93 Stanmore Road, in Linwood Village are looking for a special person to work on a six month fixed term contract for 10-12 hours a week and applications close this Sunday, 5 June 2015. This is a project we have been proud to support.   

Coastal Hazard report released

Coastal Hazard report released

Friday, 3 July 2015 11:35 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council has today released a report identifying areas at risk from coastal inundation and coastal erosion.

Insurance & Savings Ombudsman Scheme: Canterbury update

Insurance & Savings Ombudsman Scheme: Canterbury update

Thursday, 2 July 2015 2:17 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Insurance And Savings Ombudsman Commission

Gerry Brownlee: Regeneration the focus of Chch governance

Gerry Brownlee: Regeneration the focus of Chch governance

Thursday, 2 July 2015 1:27 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Press Release: New Zealand Government

John Key Speech: Plans for earthquake recovery laws

John Key Speech: Plans for earthquake recovery laws

Thursday, 2 July 2015 1:24 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Public feedback sought on transition

Public feedback sought on transition

Thursday, 2 July 2015 12:48 p.m. by GovtCera Featured Popular

More time for relocations from red zone

More time for relocations from red zone

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 3:42 p.m. by GovtCera Featured Popular

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has allowed extensions beyond today’s flat land red zone clearance target so that dwellings wanted for further use can be spared from demolition and relocated.

Long Term Plan sets city up for the future

Long Term Plan sets city up for the future

Friday, 26 June 2015 2:49 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council today adopted a Long Term Plan that will set the city up for the future by spending $9.9 billion over the next 10 years.

Funding boost for Council cycleways network

Funding boost for Council cycleways network

Friday, 26 June 2015 2:45 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

 

HRC continues to urge Government to act with dignity

HRC continues to urge Government to act with dignity

Friday, 26 June 2015 2:42 p.m. by HumanRightsComm

HRC continues to urge Government to act with dignity

Comment sought on red zone offers

Comment sought on red zone offers

Thursday, 25 June 2015 9:32 a.m. by GovtCera Featured Popular

The public is being invited to have a say on new Crown offers for vacant, uninsured and commercial/industrial properties in the Residential Red Zone, based on the preliminary views and key criteria released today.

Chief Ombudsman confirms Ministers’ are breaking the law by continuing to withhold information

Chief Ombudsman confirms Ministers’ are breaking the law by continuing to withhold information

Friday, 19 June 2015 9:14 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

JOIN THE PETITITION HERE The Chief Ombudsman has today confirmed a final opinion that the Ministers’ have broken the law, and continue to break the law. 

Council first to launch issue-reporting phone app

Council first to launch issue-reporting phone app

Monday, 8 June 2015 5:01 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Residents can now report issues such as overflowing rubbish bins and pot holes instantly to Christchurch City Council from their mobile phones. 

Red-zone forest park an unmissable opportunity

Red-zone forest park an unmissable opportunity

Friday, 22 May 2015 4:50 p.m. by greeningtheredzone Popular

Returning the Avon River Red Zone to a large native forest park will improve health, wealth and wellbeing – and is an opportunity Christchurch can’t afford to miss.

Council reminds residents to check sewer pipes

Council reminds residents to check sewer pipes

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 4:21 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is urging people to get underground pipes checked for damage before earthquake repairs are done.

Some helpful hints to help you know your value: Costings Part II: guest post by Sarah O’Brien

Some helpful hints to help you know your value: Costings Part II: guest post by Sarah O’Brien

Monday, 18 May 2015 1:04 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Recommended Popular

In order to determine the value of major items in your home, which will assist you in establishing a fair value when it comes to negotiating with your insurer, here are some tips and suggestions: 

Public Notice: Land Use Recovery Plan amendment to date of review and minor amendments

Public Notice: Land Use Recovery Plan amendment to date of review and minor amendments

Friday, 15 May 2015 2:32 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee, has given approval for amendments to be made to the Land Use Recovery Plan extending the date of the Review from April 2015 to 30 September 2015 and to assist with interpretation of the Recovery Plan.

Aerial Panoramas – A New Way To View An Emerging City

Aerial Panoramas – A New Way To View An Emerging City

Friday, 15 May 2015 1:31 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Featured Popular

Christchurch has become a blank canvas where a new Christchurch is beginning to emerge, according to Christchurch’s leading rebuild website Rebuild Christchurch.

Insurers Settle $15 billion Canterbury Claims

Insurers Settle $15 billion Canterbury Claims

Monday, 11 May 2015 12:45 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today that private insurers have paid out almost $15 billion to settle commercial and residential claims since the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, of which over $6 billion was for domestic claims.

Public to have say on red zone offers

Public to have say on red zone offers

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 10:25 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The public is being invited to have a say on a Recovery Plan addressing Crown offers to buy vacant, uninsured and commercial/industrial properties in the Residential Red Zone.

Rezoning in Christchurch begins to meet housing need

Rezoning in Christchurch begins to meet housing need

Monday, 4 May 2015 9:36 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Two years on, the Land Use Recovery Plan (LURP) is helping provide more land for residential and commercial development, according to Environment Canterbury Commissioner Peter Skelton. The LURP, which supports the recovery and rebuild through land-use provisions, was completed in 2013.

Summer of Fun Events Attract Thousands

Summer of Fun Events Attract Thousands

Friday, 1 May 2015 2:46 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Almost 20,000 people took part in this year's Summer of Fun season of free family events in Christchurch, the highest attendance in the series' four year history.

Council establishes Development Christchurch

Council establishes Development Christchurch

Thursday, 30 April 2015 6:26 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council today unanimously resolved to establish a development authority funded and operated under Christchurch City Holdings Limited.

Good progress on Christchurch housing welcomed

Good progress on Christchurch housing welcomed

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 1:15 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Press Release: New Zealand Government

Minister vows to hold slumlords to account

Minister vows to hold slumlords to account

Thursday, 23 April 2015 1:49 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Free, impartial advice for Cantabrians extended

Free, impartial advice for Cantabrians extended

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 3:04 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner says the continued funding of the Residential Advisory Service (RAS) means more Cantabrians will be able to access free, impartial advice on getting their home repaired or rebuilt.