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John Key redefines the word ‘fair’

John Key redefines the word ‘fair’

Thursday, 6 December 2012 11:09 a.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

CBD business owners and bare landowners in Christchurch have been let down by John Key after he personally defended the decision to acquire their land for just half of the rating valuation, says Labour’s Earthquake Recovery spokesperson Lianne Dalziel.

Still no plans for residential red-zone land

Still no plans for residential red-zone land

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 11:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Clarity is needed on the future of Christchurch's soon-to-be empty residential red zone, local leaders say, as authorities are still unsure of what will happen to the land.

Red-zoners call for more time

Red-zoners call for more time

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 11:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Stressed red-zone residents given less time than others to settle on their properties are appealing to the Government for a deadline extension.

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 16 (December 2012)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 16 (December 2012)

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 5:41 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Release Date: 05 December 2012

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust grants $410,000

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust grants $410,000

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 3:59 p.m. by EarthquakeAppeal Popular

Ceras recovery plan to be unveiled

Cera's recovery plan to be unveiled

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 2:44 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The man who tomorrow will unveil an economic recovery plan for Christchurch has been named the nation's top chartered accountant.

TOPICS and FORUMS PROGRAMME 2013

TOPICS and FORUMS PROGRAMME 2013

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 2:17 p.m. by AnxietySupport

 

Canterbury teachers to decide on strike action today

Canterbury teachers to decide on strike action today

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 8:46 a.m. by Media3News

Teachers in Canterbury will today consider whether to take industrial action over their concerns about the Government's plans to restructure education in the region.

Chch energy grants for efficient building design progressing well

Chch energy grants for efficient building design progressing well

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 5:26 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch Agency for Energy (CAfE) is pleased with the success of the Energyfirst programme which provides expert energy efficiency advice for city buildings over 500sqm within Christchurch City.

IAG December 2012 Rebuild and Repair Update

IAG December 2012 Rebuild and Repair Update

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 4:53 p.m. by IAGinsurance Recommended Popular

IAG has announced it will confirm with all earthquake customers whether their property is a rebuild or repair by 20 December 2012. This will include confirmation whether IAG or EQC will manage their claim.

New Brighton revitalised by student designers and architects

New Brighton revitalised by student designers and architects

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 1:21 p.m. by PRNews Popular

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF NEW ZEALAND - Democracy

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF NEW ZEALAND - Democracy

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 12:08 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Dear Prime Minister Rt Hon. John Key

Hard bargaining end games

Hard bargaining end games

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 6:17 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Christchurch Democracy Rally Speech notes

Christchurch Democracy Rally Speech notes

Monday, 3 December 2012 3:16 p.m. by GlennLivingstone Popular

 

Cycling, bouldering should be incorporated into the Christchurch rebuild says UC expert

Cycling, bouldering should be incorporated into the Christchurch rebuild says UC expert

Monday, 3 December 2012 9:25 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Physical activity in the rebuild of Christchurch may be even more important than has been previously realised, a University of Canterbury (UC) sports science expert said today. 

Mayor not offended by cheeky protest

Mayor not offended by 'cheeky' protest

Monday, 3 December 2012 6:24 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's mayor is assuring New Brighton residents they're not being neglected following a cheeky protest.

Sumner, South Brighton to lose community facilities

Sumner, South Brighton to lose community facilities

Monday, 3 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Rain a missed resource

Rain 'a missed resource'

Monday, 3 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Dance in mall raises awareness on access

Dance in mall raises awareness on access

Sunday, 2 December 2012 9:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

A flash mob of able-bodied and disabled Cantabrians has launched a campaign for a truly accessible Christchurch.

Womens earthquake experiences to be launched on UC CEISMIC digital archive

Women's earthquake experiences to be launched on UC CEISMIC digital archive

Sunday, 2 December 2012 12:12 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

Emotional accounts of women's experiences of the Canterbury earthquakes will tomorrow be released online through the University of Canterbury's CEISMIC digital archive.

Bold ideas to bring life back to area

Bold ideas to bring life back to area

Saturday, 1 December 2012 11:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

Bold proposals for the regeneration of New Brighton have been welcomed by residents and business owners as a way to revitalise the seaside suburb.

Break from roadworks

Break from roadworks

Saturday, 1 December 2012 3:04 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Stay at home residents will be pleased to hear that they will get a break from all the roadworks when SCIRT workers head away on holiday on December 21

Database of community groups moves to new website

Database of community groups moves to new website

Saturday, 1 December 2012 2:53 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch City Libraries has relaunched their CINCH database of community groups on its own website at www.cinch.org.nz.

Red zone suburbs becoming huge wasteland

Red zone suburbs becoming huge wasteland

Friday, 30 November 2012 10:57 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The eastern suburbs red zone is quickly becoming a huge wasteland as houses disappear and nature takes over. And it looks like it will remain that way for many years.

BASE launch a milestone for Christchurch rebuild

BASE launch a milestone for Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 29 November 2012 7:53 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Want home repair quotes? Try www.needatradesman.co.nz

Want home repair quotes? Try www.needatradesman.co.nz

Thursday, 29 November 2012 10:50 a.m. by needatradesman Featured Popular

Simply fill in the '' selecting your area and trade you require, then provide a brief and accurate description of the work that you would like carried out and click 'send'.

Govt agrees in principle to support Canterbury TEIs in quake rebuild

Govt agrees in principle to support Canterbury TEIs in quake rebuild

Thursday, 29 November 2012 9:19 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Steven Joyce | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

More Earthquake Case Studies – Insurance and Savings Ombudsman

More Earthquake Case Studies – Insurance and Savings Ombudsman

Thursday, 29 November 2012 6:16 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Insurance and Savings Ombudsman (ISO) has posted more earthquake case studies on their website

Infrastructure Committee meets today

Infrastructure Committee meets today

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 5:55 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Infrastructure rebuild

New Brighton Project Newsletter 28 November 2012

New Brighton Project Newsletter 28 November 2012

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 5:45 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

 

Wheelie bins go missing in Christchurch

Wheelie bins go missing in Christchurch

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 8:38 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Rebuild needs communitys involvement

Rebuild needs community's involvement

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 11:07 a.m. by LianneDalziel Recommended Popular

It is time for an honest debate about the direction the Christchurch recovery is taking, writes Lianne Dalziel.

Current thinking from NZ and overseas - David Rutherford

Current thinking from NZ and overseas - David Rutherford

Monday, 26 November 2012 10:51 p.m. by HumanRightsComm Featured Popular

Chief Commissioner David Rutherford recently spoke on human rights and disaster recovery at the 10th World Conference of the International Ombudsmen’s Institute in Wellington.

EQC TC3 drilling data

EQC TC3 drilling data

Monday, 26 November 2012 8:45 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC have added a page to their website that gives a brief explanation of what happens to the data obtained from drilling. 

Land Use Recovery Plan for greater Christchurch

Land Use Recovery Plan for greater Christchurch

Monday, 26 November 2012 5:34 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Environment Canterbury has received a direction from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister, Gerry Brownlee, to develop a Land Use Recovery Plan for greater Christchurch.

Mobile ‘Library to Go’ vans hit the streets

Mobile ‘Library to Go’ vans hit the streets

Monday, 26 November 2012 4:44 p.m. by GovtCCC

In a New Zealand first, Christchurch residents now have greater access to library services.

Rally for Democracy - Our City - Our Say - 1st December 2012

Rally for Democracy - Our City - Our Say - 1st December 2012

Monday, 26 November 2012 1:09 p.m. by PRNews Recommended Popular

Cantabrians will march from Latimer Square to Cranmer Square past their Provincial Council Chambers on 1st December demanding the Government give back DEMOCRACY to their city

Bring students to town - Parker

Bring students to town - Parker

Monday, 26 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

In a strong stand against the Government's central-city plans, Parker told The Press he felt duty bound to speak out after growing "increasingly concerned" over wasted opportunities in the rebuild - particularly the lack of incentive for young people to stay.

Chris Van Geylswijk

Chris Van Geylswijk

Sunday, 25 November 2012 11:11 p.m. by ChristchurchVoices Popular

Nominations now open for Project Christmas

Nominations now open for Project Christmas

Saturday, 24 November 2012 9:21 a.m. by benyoung Featured Popular

Nominations have now opened for Project Christmas, they close on the 16th of December 2012.

CCDU Six-Pack 23 November 2012

CCDU Six-Pack 23 November 2012

Friday, 23 November 2012 2:42 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Project Christmas Nominations Opening

Project Christmas Nominations Opening

Friday, 23 November 2012 2:36 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Helping people who don’t normally put their hands up.

Central city transport plan backed by Environment Canterbury

Central city transport plan backed by Environment Canterbury

Friday, 23 November 2012 2:32 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Environment Canterbury welcomes the release of the draft transport plan for the central city by the Christchurch Central Development Unit.

Council adopts transport plan

Council adopts transport plan

Thursday, 22 November 2012 4:07 p.m. by GovtCCC

Today's Christchurch City Council meeting adopted the Christchurch Transport Strategic Plan, the Council's 30-year vision to develop the city's transport network.

Dancers highlight the need for an accessible city

Dancers highlight the need for an accessible city

Thursday, 22 November 2012 1:57 p.m. by AccessibleCHCH Recommended Popular

The emotive and persuasive power of dance will be used to draw attention to the need for a truly accessible Christchurch.

Green city vision for the Christchurch central city rebuild

'Green city vision' for the Christchurch central city rebuild

Thursday, 22 November 2012 12:18 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A ‘green city vision’ for Christchurch is one step closer as a tailor-made tool for rebuilding in an eco-friendly way is released.

Christchurch quake sequences settling down

Christchurch quake sequences settling down

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 5:35 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The probability of a large earthquake hitting Canterbury continues to decline as the earthquake sequence settles down, says GeoNet. 

More evidence of Christchurch rent gouging

More evidence of Christchurch rent gouging

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 1:26 p.m. by PRNews Popular

New Zealand First says more evidence of rent gouging has emerged with a Christchurch family with nine young children landed with a rent increase of $100 a week to take their weekly rental from $460 to $560.

CDHB Consumer Council: Nominations

CDHB Consumer Council: Nominations

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 12:44 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

CDHB Consumer Council: – nominations are now open for anyone of these key areas: – 

Technical Reports - Base Isolation and Damage-Resistant Technologies for Improved Seismic Performance of Buildings

Technical Reports - Base Isolation and Damage-Resistant Technologies for Improved Seismic Performance of Buildings

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 9:54 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Commission sought the advice of Professor Andrew Buchanan, Holcim Adjunct Professor Des Bull, Associate Professor Rajesh Dhakal, Associate Professor Greg MacRae, Dr Alessandro Palermo and Associate Professor Stefano Pampanin from the University of Canterbury on new technologies to improve seismic performance of buildings.

Technical Report - Structural Design For Earthquake Resistance Past, Present and Future

Technical Report - Structural Design For Earthquake Resistance Past, Present and Future

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 9:46 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Commission received a report written by Associate Professor Rajesh Dhakal of the University of Canterbury. The report, which was offered to the Commission, provided an indepth discussion of the way in which the current approach to seismic design has developed, and how this may change in the future.

Brighton bum baring protest aimed at council

Brighton bum baring protest aimed at council

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 8:57 a.m. by MediaHerald

A protest called Bare Your Bum for Brighton has been organised by a fed-up Christchurch businessman who says the city council has neglected the beachside suburb for too long.

EQC work in progress update

EQC work in progress update

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 10:07 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC have updated their Progress and Updates page with information on: 

SILVER LINING TO MARMITE SCARCITY FOR PROJECT CHRISTMAS

SILVER LINING TO MARMITE SCARCITY FOR PROJECT CHRISTMAS

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 4:14 p.m. by Swiggs Recommended Featured Popular

The Rebuild Christchurch Foundation has found a novel way to raise funds this Christmas, through auctioning photographs of empty Marmite jars donated by New Zealand celebrities including Rachel Hunter, Sir Graham Henry, Jaquie Brown and Trelise Cooper.

Setting a new direction for Chch public transport

Setting a new direction for Chch public transport

Monday, 19 November 2012 5:03 p.m. by GovtECAN Featured Popular

Getting people out of their cars and back onto buses is one of the aims behind the change to the Christchurch Metro network.

EQC guidelines on vulnerability

EQC guidelines on vulnerability

Monday, 19 November 2012 3:20 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

 

300,000 claim exposures settled

300,000 claim exposures settled

Friday, 16 November 2012 4:54 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Questions and Answers about Christchurch For Real Programme

Questions and Answers about Christchurch For Real Programme

Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:23 p.m. by chchforreal Popular

In the last 10 days that the Christchurch For Real Bus has been on the road, we have received  about the .

Community invited to celebrate New Brighton Whale Pool re-opening

Community invited to celebrate New Brighton Whale Pool re-opening

Thursday, 15 November 2012 11:08 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

A special event to celebrate the re-opening of a Christchurch landmark, the New Brighton Whale Paddling Pool, is to be held this weekend.