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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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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.

Chch Today: When will Linwood Village be built?

Chch Today: When will Linwood Village be built?

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 7:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

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.

Joint approach to increase Residential Red Zone clearances

Joint approach to increase Residential Red Zone clearances

Thursday, 28 November 2013 9:05 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

A new co-ordinated approach between private insurers, the Earthquake Commission and the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority will ensure Crown-owned properties in the residential red zoned flat land are cleared by the end of next year.

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

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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 Popular

 

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 Popular

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.

 Adaptation is Key as Rebuild and Recovery Progresses - Website version 4.0

Adaptation is Key as Rebuild and Recovery Progresses - Website version 4.0

Monday, 11 November 2013 12:32 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Featured Popular

1163 days, 3 major revisions and 10 million hits later has undertaken its biggest evolution to date.

Show Week – Travel Advisory

Show Week – Travel Advisory

Friday, 8 November 2013 2:46 p.m. by Transport4chch

For all travel between Friday 8th Nov – Saturday 16th November.

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC – Meeting to be held at Cardboard Cathedral

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC – Meeting to be held at Cardboard Cathedral

Friday, 8 November 2013 12:21 p.m. by EQCGroupAction Featured Popular

Law firm Anthony Harper has received strong support for a possible group action against EQC.

Expanding Christchurch nightlife all set for Cup Week next week

Expanding Christchurch nightlife all set for Cup Week next week

Friday, 8 November 2013 10:28 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Christchurch nightlife, including restaurants, bars and cafes, back is back to 90 percent of pre-earthquake levels, University of Canterbury (UC) researcher Dr Sussie Morrish says.

Planning ahead for repairs and rebuilds - IAG

Planning ahead for repairs and rebuilds - IAG

Thursday, 7 November 2013 1:09 p.m. by IAGinsurance Featured Popular

While you’re involved in all steps of the process, there are three steps where your involvement is particularly important:

Council meetings now online

Council meetings now online

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 11:51 a.m. by GovtCCC

 

Future Christchurch November update

Future Christchurch November update

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 11:49 a.m. by FutureChristchurch

 

Auditor-General’s report, Earthquake Commission: Managing the Canterbury Home Repair Programme

Auditor-General’s report, Earthquake Commission: Managing the Canterbury Home Repair Programme

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 3:32 p.m. by Swiggs Recommended Popular

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Outside 471 Linwood Avenue – reduced eastbound lanes due to burst watermain

Outside 471 Linwood Avenue – reduced eastbound lanes due to burst watermain

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 11:07 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that eastbound lanes outside 471 Linwood Avenue have been reduced due to a burst watermain. Duration of the lane reduction not known at this time.

CERA Rebuild and Recovery Forum LIVE Stream

CERA Rebuild and Recovery Forum LIVE Stream

Monday, 4 November 2013 6:20 p.m. by rebuild Featured Popular

Rebuild and Recovery Forum Stream will be live at 630pm, Monday 4th November

CASH SETTLEMENTS BEWARE – Guest Blog by Kevin Seque

CASH SETTLEMENTS BEWARE – Guest Blog by Kevin Seque

Monday, 4 November 2013 2:27 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Featured Popular


CanCERN Newsletter #106 -  1 November  2013

CanCERN Newsletter #106 - 1 November 2013

Monday, 4 November 2013 2:09 p.m. by CanCERN Recommended Popular


Weekly Council Activities 4-10 November 2013

Weekly Council Activities 4-10 November 2013

Monday, 4 November 2013 2:06 p.m. by GovtCCC

 

Authorities concerned at asbestos management in Canterbury

Authorities concerned at asbestos management in Canterbury

Monday, 4 November 2013 1:39 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Joint Media Release: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Canterbury Medical Officer

Community groups may have key role in disaster recovery

Community groups may have key role in disaster recovery

Sunday, 3 November 2013 4:09 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Labour announces Christchurch housing plan

Labour announces Christchurch housing plan

Sunday, 3 November 2013 1:52 p.m. by Media3News

 

Cash Settlements: What the Insurer’s Don’t Want You to Know – Guest Post by Adrian Cowie

Cash Settlements: What the Insurer’s Don’t Want You to Know – Guest Post by Adrian Cowie

Sunday, 3 November 2013 11:59 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Much has been written about the pros and cons of accepting Cash Settlements for Earthquake Damage. Almost all of writers have focussed only on whether you would be able to get the scoped repairs actually completed for the settlement amount. That is, will the cash settlement amount be enough to get the scoped repairs completed.

Cunliffe unveils KiwiAssure insurer

Cunliffe unveils 'KiwiAssure' insurer

Saturday, 2 November 2013 4:18 p.m. by Media3News Popular

EQC misses deadlines, insists its making progress

EQC misses deadlines, insists it's making progress

Friday, 1 November 2013 11:57 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Canterbury consents hit new high

Canterbury consents hit new high

Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:56 a.m. by PRNews

In September, the Canterbury region consented the highest number of new dwellings in 37 years, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Final round of consultation for Catholic schools

Final round of consultation for Catholic schools

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 4:57 p.m. by PRNews

Following the earthquakes and the red-zoning of St Paul’s School, Dallington, the Bishop of Christchurch, Bishop Barry Jones, undertook two rounds of community consultation on a proposal to combine St Paul’s School and Our Lady of Fatima School to form a new school entity on the current site of Our Lady of Fatima School in Mairehau.

New Christchurch social housing developments

New Christchurch social housing developments

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:33 a.m. by PRNews

Three new social housing developments in Christchurch totalling 51 homes and an investment of $17.3 million were announced today by Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.

Govt has failed Chch insurance policy holders

Govt has 'failed Chch insurance policy holders'

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:18 a.m. by PRNews Popular

The situation faced by many insurance policy holders in Christchurch is a national disgrace because of the long delays in settling claims and rebuilding houses, says Earthquake Issues spokesperson Denis O’Rourke.