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Kindness to the fore in Canterbury

Kindness to the fore in Canterbury

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 2:02 p.m. by Allright Popular

All Right? media release

Red zone forest could help solve Christchurch’s winter air pollution

Red zone forest could help solve Christchurch’s winter air pollution

Monday, 27 June 2016 4:58 p.m. by greeningtheredzone Popular

ECan and Regenerate Christchurch should seriously investigate how a red zone forest could help to solve Christchurch’s winter air pollution problem, says community group Greening the Red Zone.

Are Otakaro Limited seemingly acting less than transparent?

Are Otakaro Limited seemingly acting less than transparent?

Friday, 24 June 2016 5:30 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

A few weeks ago Otakaro Limited changed their and we raised this as a concern which was published here. After publishing this the CEO of Otakaro asked to meet, which we did. This was a good meeting where the reasoning of the change in constitution was well explained as a positive.

Christchurch, Banks Peninsula properties to be revalued

Christchurch, Banks Peninsula properties to be revalued

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 3:07 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Owners of property with unrepaired earthquake damage are being asked to report it so it can be taken into account when Christchurch and Banks Peninsula properties are revalued this year.

REGENERATE CHRISTCHURCH CHIEF EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCED

REGENERATE CHRISTCHURCH CHIEF EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCED

Thursday, 16 June 2016 1:40 p.m. by Regenerate Featured Popular

The organisation established to lead regeneration across Christchurch, Regenerate Christchurch, has announced the appointment of Ivan Iafeta as its new chief executive.

Report highlights progress on District Plan Review

Report highlights progress on District Plan Review

Thursday, 9 June 2016 3:12 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured

Christchurch City Council staff have been acknowledged for their "huge commitment" to addressing key findings of a review into the way the District Plan Review process is managed.

Deon Swiggs on Future of Rebuild Christchurch and Standing for Council

Deon Swiggs on Future of Rebuild Christchurch and Standing for Council

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 2:37 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Five years on from the earthquakes Christchurch is emerging as a new city and with that we have a fantastic opportunity to be a destination that people from all over the world want to visit, work, invest or live. While this opportunity is great we also must look after the best asset the city has, the people already living here.

Christchurch’s economy is adjusting

Christchurch’s economy is adjusting

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 11:28 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

CDC Chief Executive Tom Hooper says while economic activity levels remain high, growth rates will continue to ease, unemployment levels will rise slightly from their historic lows and the housing market will plateau.

What makes the tourism industry more resilient?

What makes the tourism industry more resilient?

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 11:26 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Organisational resilience in the tourism industry, particularly in a post-disaster environment, is at the heart of innovative marketing research at the University of Canterbury.

One last chance to heed this advice

One last chance to heed this advice

Monday, 6 June 2016 5:33 p.m. by BarnabyBennett Featured Popular

At the end this piece you will find the text of a letter sent to the Prime Minister in November 2011.  A further 3 pages of explanatory notes were appended to the letter.

Government continues to invest in school property in Canterbury

Government continues to invest in school property in Canterbury

Monday, 30 May 2016 9:52 a.m. by GovtMOE Popular

 

Residential Rebuild Slows As Insurers Continue To Delay

Residential Rebuild Slows As Insurers Continue To Delay

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:46 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants Featured Popular

Residential Rebuild Slows As Insurers Continue To Delay Settlements

Appeal to Attorney-General to extend limitation period

Appeal to Attorney-General to extend limitation period

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:43 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Law academic and community groups appeal for Government action

Success of the ‘Adopt the Avon’ river clean up signals intense community interest in future of red zone waterways

Success of the ‘Adopt the Avon’ river clean up signals intense community interest in future of red zone waterways

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 8:07 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

The huge success of Saturday’s Adopt the Avon part of the Mother of All Cleans Up is an indication of the tremendous community interest in the future health of the Avon River red zone according to Evan Smith of Avon-Ōtākaro Network which coordinated the Avon River event.

Adopt the Avon Brings Christchurch Together

Adopt the Avon Brings Christchurch Together

Friday, 6 May 2016 4:58 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

“Adopt the Avon” Brings Christchurch Together

EQC Action Group wins landmark settlement

EQC Action Group wins landmark settlement

Thursday, 28 April 2016 1:40 p.m. by EQCGroupAction Featured Popular

The EQC Action Group is a group of owners of houses that were damaged by the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.  In November 2015 the Action Group started a proceeding in the High Court against the Earthquake Commission. The Action Group sought declarations to clarify the extent of the Commission’s liability under the Earthquake Commission Act 1993 (Act) for the earthquake damage to the houses owned by members of the Action Group.

EQC and Action Group agree settlement principles

EQC and Action Group agree settlement principles

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 1:25 p.m. by GovtEQC Featured Popular

 

 Stolen Tools Will Becoming Harder to Sell

Stolen Tools Will Becoming Harder to Sell

Friday, 8 April 2016 12:08 p.m. by MegaTest

With an increase of vans, work trailers etc. being broken into and tools stolen, New Zealand’s new Health & Safety law has a pleasant side effect. Kevin Johnson, the manager of MegaTest explains “as part of our Test & Tag operation, we offer our clients a full asset register of equipment tested. Were posable we will input serial number, model numbers etc. into the register. This not only gives the business owner an overview of their equipment and its location (which van, work ...

The Vintage High Tea 16th April

The Vintage High Tea 16th April

Saturday, 2 April 2016 10:27 a.m. by ccevents52

The first annual Vintage High tea will take you to the beautiful Rose gardens of Rosebank Estate Winery being devloped by Crystal Clear Events. 

$20m mental health package for Canterbury

$20m mental health package for Canterbury

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 10:34 a.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Release: New Zealand Government

Broad support secured for Regeneration Bill

Broad support secured for Regeneration Bill

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 3:32 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Roadmap of Post Transition Recovery/Regeneration

Roadmap of Post Transition Recovery/Regeneration

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 12:47 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Getting the most out of your earthquake claim

Getting the most out of your earthquake claim

Tuesday, 15 March 2016 6:14 p.m. by WhatsMyOffer

5 years on, you deserve to get the most out of your earthquake insurance claim, but what is the best way to achieve your financial goals? – We explore three options, in no particular order.

Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team Update March 2016

Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team Update March 2016

Monday, 7 March 2016 10:25 a.m. by SCIRT Featured Popular

Empowered Christchurch Calls For Continued Lobbying

Empowered Christchurch Calls For Continued Lobbying

Monday, 29 February 2016 12:11 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Featured Popular

Following the success of the protest rally to mark the fifth anniversary of the 22 February 2011 earthquake, we have encouraged claimants to use the Empowered Christchurch website to push and lobby for the demands made at the rally. Numbers and input on the site are steadily rising.

New trust set up to manage Councils social housing

New trust set up to manage Council's social housing

Thursday, 25 February 2016 10:40 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has completed the first key step in setting up a charitable trust that is proposed to take over management of its social housing service in the second half of this year.

In the bank - earthquake insurance pay-out good news for ratepayers

In the bank - earthquake insurance pay-out good news for ratepayers

Thursday, 25 February 2016 9:51 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has received full and final net payment of $603 million from its insurers for damage resulting from the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

Christchurch housing on track for full recovery

Christchurch housing on track for full recovery

Monday, 22 February 2016 11:30 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Press Release: New Zealand Government

Progress in rebuild of Christchurch schools

Progress in rebuild of Christchurch schools

Monday, 22 February 2016 11:18 a.m. by GovtMOE Popular

As Christchurch’s new education network rises from the rubble, Education Minister Hekia Parata has praised all those involved in shepherding Christchurch’s kids through extremely difficult times.

Pride in progress as fifth anniversary marked

Pride in progress as fifth anniversary marked

Monday, 22 February 2016 8:50 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Gerry Brownlee says the people of Canterbury can be enormously proud of what they have achieved in the past five years.

Research Shows Effect of Quakes And Recovery on Cantabrians

Research Shows Effect of Quakes And Recovery on Cantabrians

Friday, 19 February 2016 3:24 p.m. by GovtDHB Featured Popular

New Research Shows Effect of Earthquakes And Recovery on Cantabrians’ Mental Health

Looking back to the future - River of Flowers 2016

Looking back to the future - River of Flowers 2016

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 1:18 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

It starts with a low rumble that accelerates rapidly to shake us out of business as usual, but how many are listening or want to know anymore?

Earthquake update #6 - 5pm 16 February 2016

Earthquake update #6 - 5pm 16 February 2016

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 5:26 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

ADVOCACY – is there a downside?

ADVOCACY – is there a downside?

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 5:04 p.m. by CIAS_ Popular

As I read the Press this morning and within the first 4 pages of Monday’s edition, the text was full of the many issues ordinary people are struggling  to overcome; bureaucracy, injustice, natural disaster, limited health resources, compliance requirements and in Canterbury the length of time taking to complete and resolve insurance claims.

Canterbury Earthquake 5th Anniversary Protest Rally

Canterbury Earthquake 5th Anniversary Protest Rally

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 10:06 a.m. by EmpoweredChCh Recommended Popular

Five years of despair and frustration. We've had enough!

Quake counselling available to those who need it

Quake counselling available to those who need it

Monday, 15 February 2016 5:41 p.m. by GovtDHB Featured Popular

Release: Ministry of Social Development

Post earthquake situation update from Canterbury DHB

Post earthquake situation update from Canterbury DHB

Monday, 15 February 2016 5:36 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

Release: Canterbury District Health Board

Earthquake update #5 - 5pm 15 February 2015

Earthquake update #5 - 5pm 15 February 2015

Monday, 15 February 2016 5:15 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

All Council-owned facilities have been checked and are operating as normal, with the exception of the Linwood Service Centre and Library (at Eastgate Shopping Centre), which remains closed until repairs to light fittings can be carried out.

Earthquake update #4 - 1pm 15 February 2016

Earthquake update #4 - 1pm 15 February 2016

Monday, 15 February 2016 1:42 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is today checking Council-owned facilities for damage following yesterday's magnitude-5.7 earthquake.

Earthquake information update #3 - 10am 15 February 2016

Earthquake information update #3 - 10am 15 February 2016

Monday, 15 February 2016 9:55 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council is today checking Council-owned facilities for damage following yesterday's 5.7 earthquake. Some facilities are closed pending engineering reports; a full list will be available after 10am. The Christchurch Art Gallery will open at 10am today as usual.

Chch quake - what you need to know

Chch quake - what you need to know

Monday, 15 February 2016 9:00 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Second Earthquake Update - 14th Feb 320pm

Second Earthquake Update - 14th Feb 320pm

Sunday, 14 February 2016 6:07 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Featured Popular

Sunday 14 February 2016

Earthquake update - 14th Feb 320pm

Earthquake update - 14th Feb 320pm

Sunday, 14 February 2016 3:34 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council is receiving reports of damage throughout the city following the 5.7 earthquake which struck at 1.13pm.

5.7 magnitude quake hits Christchurch

5.7 magnitude quake hits Christchurch

Sunday, 14 February 2016 2:48 p.m. by GovtEQC Featured Popular

 

Christchurch’s housing affordability improves

Christchurch’s housing affordability improves

Thursday, 11 February 2016 5:48 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Release: Canterbury Development Corp

Deon Swiggs Newstalk ZB 10 February

Deon Swiggs Newstalk ZB 10 February

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 5:04 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

 

Your Story – Giving The People of Christchurch a Voice

Your Story – Giving The People of Christchurch a Voice

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 4:51 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Recommended Popular

is a web-based service giving residents a chance to share their stories of how they have got through the different issues faced in the recovery of Christchurch.

Five years on - Christchurch remembers

Five years on - Christchurch remembers

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 12:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Canterbury will pause to reflect on a poignant milestone on Monday 22 February as it commemorates the fifth anniversary of the February 2011 earthquake.

Backing nature in the red zone will pay financial dividends

Backing nature in the red zone will pay financial dividends

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 12:14 p.m. by greeningtheredzone Popular

By Ashley Campbell

Private Insurance Earthquake Settlement Figures Demand Greater Scrutiny

Private Insurance Earthquake Settlement Figures Demand Greater Scrutiny

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 11:55 a.m. by PRNews Popular

The Private Insurance sector continues to overstate the rate of progress of Canterbury earthquake insurance settlements.

Insurers settle 20% more claims in 2015

Insurers settle 20% more claims in 2015

Monday, 1 February 2016 12:19 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Private insurers are on track to settle the vast majority of Canterbury earthquake claims by the end of this year, the Insurance Council announced today.

Earthquake support to continue in city libraries

Earthquake support to continue in city libraries

Monday, 25 January 2016 11:28 a.m. by breakthrough Popular

Certified Builders introduces mandatory building guarantees

Certified Builders introduces mandatory building guarantees

Monday, 25 January 2016 11:07 a.m. by PRNews Popular

MEDIA RELEASE: Certified Builders Association of New Zealand 

Council reaches post-earthquake insurance settlement

Council reaches post-earthquake insurance settlement

Friday, 18 December 2015 5:53 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council and its insurers, LAPP (the Local Authority Protection Programme Disaster Fund) and Civic Assurance’s principal reinsurers, today announced that they have agreed a full and final conditional settlement in relation to damage resulting from the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

Insurance claims and the Limitations Act - Policy is needed now!

Insurance claims and the Limitations Act - Policy is needed now!

Monday, 14 December 2015 1:33 p.m. by Swiggs Recommended Popular

Under the Limitation Act insured homeowners only have 6 years from the date of the damaging earthquake(s) within which to sue EQC and insurance companies for compensation.  

Council agrees to sea-level rise response

Council agrees to sea-level rise response

Thursday, 10 December 2015 9:52 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Council has today agreed to a further peer review of its Coastal Hazard Assessment Report (Tonkin & Taylor 2015) and a subsequent review of the wording on LIMs for properties potentially affected by coastal hazards.

Residents choose Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre water toys

Residents choose Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre water toys

Thursday, 10 December 2015 9:40 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has approved a range of water toys and other leisure attractions for residents of all ages that will feature in the new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre on QEII Park.

In the Know Hub to close

In the Know Hub to close

Friday, 4 December 2015 10:52 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

In the Know Hub at Eastgate Mall will close its doors as scheduled on Thursday 17 December 2015.