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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

SURF New Brighton - Change our world in 28 days

SURF New Brighton - Change our world in 28 days

Friday, 9 May 2014 11:50 a.m. by SURFcommunity Featured Popular

Homestead moved out of the red zone

Homestead moved out of the red zone

Friday, 9 May 2014 8:57 a.m. by Media3News

 

Christchurch City Councillor Raf Manji talks Finacials

Christchurch City Councillor Raf Manji talks Finacials

Thursday, 8 May 2014 7:57 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Surf New Brighton

Surf New Brighton

Thursday, 8 May 2014 7:50 p.m. by MediaCTV

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

Govt awaiting own review of Korda Mentha report

Govt awaiting own review of Korda Mentha report

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 3:13 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Skilled professionals sought for construction careers

Skilled professionals sought for construction careers

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 1:02 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Release: Leighs Construction Ltd

Quake-damaged suburb asks for help

Quake-damaged suburb asks for help

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 12:57 p.m. by Media3News

A local community group is asking for donations to rescue the "post-war" state of New Brighton.

People will adapt to Christchurch - Bennett

People will 'adapt' to Christchurch - Bennett

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 9:56 a.m. by Media3News

Paula Bennett is defending the $3k to Christchurch scheme, claiming there are plenty of affordable places to live in the city.

Apartment complex for New Brighton

Apartment complex for New Brighton

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 1:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

The building had not been designed yet, but would include 47 apartments, and office and retail space.

Is the residential red zone unlawful?

Is the residential red zone unlawful?

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 1:34 a.m. by MediaStuff

In August, the Outcasts and Fowler Developments Ltd won a judicial review of the Government's offer to buy uninsured properties and empty sections at 50 per cent of the land valuation.

Communities collecting flood data – template available

Communities collecting flood data – template available

Monday, 5 May 2014 2:09 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

The Christchurch City Council is collecting information from those residents affected by repeated floods. The Beckenham Neighbourhood Association has met with the Spreydon Heathcote Community Board to facilitate the collection of this data. If you live in that Ward and are affected by floods and would like to complete their survey please click .

Southern Response Class Action Comment

Southern Response Class Action Comment

Monday, 5 May 2014 10:40 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

A local lawyer has been promoting a potential class action against Southern Response.  The promoters of the class action idea say their complaint is about the time it has taken to resolve claims. 

Can Christchurch be saved?

Can Christchurch be saved?

Saturday, 3 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Rebuilding New Zealand's second-biggest city was always going to be challenging.

Christchurch City Councils Earthquake Recovery Committee meeting 1 May 2014

Christchurch City Council's Earthquake Recovery Committee meeting 1 May 2014

Friday, 2 May 2014 1:38 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Key recommendations from the Committee of the Whole

Christchurch Reimagined More of the New

Christchurch Reimagined More of the New

Thursday, 1 May 2014 12:11 p.m. by TourismChCh Popular

 

Christchurch $400m short for roads and pipes

Christchurch $400m short for roads and pipes

Thursday, 1 May 2014 12:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

About $1.56 billion has already been spent on fixing Christchurch's broken roads and pipes but there is still another $1.77 billion worth of work that needs doing.

Flooding – roads still closed – updated 4.24pm

Flooding – roads still closed – updated 4.24pm

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 4:20 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Contractors have been out checking flooded roads and opening them where possible.  The list below has been updated with the latest information  received.

Pre & Post Earthquake Christchurch - Google Time Machine and The City Today

Pre & Post Earthquake Christchurch - Google Time Machine and The City Today

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 6:02 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Google has just released a new tool on it’s popular Streetview function within Google Maps. You can now go back in time and view previous images.

Roads closed due to flooding – updated 6pm

Roads closed due to flooding – updated 6pm

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 6:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Below is the latest information received in regard to roads which are closed due to flooding. As further information is received on the status of the roads it will be updated here. 

The people of Christchurch deserve answers

The people of Christchurch deserve answers

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 4:34 p.m. by RuthDyson

 

Post quake flooding in Christchurch

Post quake flooding in Christchurch

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 2:01 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

The situation in Christchurch has now become very clear. Constant flooding with the suffering of affected people. Insurance companies running for shelter by not providing insurance for flooding. 

Roads closed due to flooding – updated 1.30pm

Roads closed due to flooding – updated 1.30pm

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 1:31 p.m. by Transport4chch

We have been advised the following roads are closed due to flooding.  As further information is received on the status of the roads it will be updated here.

FLOODING Road closures and updates – 10.20am

FLOODING Road closures and updates – 10.20am

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 9:25 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users are advised that these roads are closed due to flooding over night in Christchurch.

Update: Council managing overnight rainfall 29th April 2014

Update: Council managing overnight rainfall 29th April 2014

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 9:22 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council is continuing to manage flood issues across the city and Banks Peninsula following the latest rain-storm.

FLOODING Road closures and updates – 8.00am

FLOODING Road closures and updates – 8.00am

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 8:17 a.m. by Transport4chch Recommended Popular

Road users are advised that these roads are closed due to flooding over night in Christchurch. I

New Brighton is putting the power back in the hands of the people

New Brighton is putting the power back in the hands of the people

Monday, 28 April 2014 9:51 p.m. by SURFcommunity Popular

The old adage says that if you want something done properly – then do it yourself.  So that’s exactly what New Brighton is doing, they are taking the lead in the rebuild and rejuvenation of their community.  

Council coordinating efforts ahead of predicted adverse weather

Council coordinating efforts ahead of predicted adverse weather

Monday, 28 April 2014 2:30 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is coordinating staff and contractors in flood-prone areas across the city ahead of the forecast wet weather.

Google images reveal quake impact on Chch

Google images reveal quake impact on Chch

Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

Google Maps users will now be able to turn back time to see what landmarks used to look like.

State housing quake repairs below target

State housing quake repairs below target

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 2:42 p.m. by MediaThePress Recommended Popular

In February last year HNZ set itself a 2015 deadline to have up to 5000 tenanted properties repaired - with 2000 to be completed in the first year.

$1b needed for affordable homes

$1b needed for affordable homes

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 2:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

The addition of 3000 affordable new homes is one of the targets set in the Housing Accord that was agreed to last week by the council and the Government.

Update: Council working across the city following overnight wet weather

Update: Council working across the city following overnight wet weather

Friday, 18 April 2014 8:40 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Christchurch City Council and associated agencies are responding to the adverse weather overnight.

FLOODING – Road Closures 10.15pm

FLOODING – Road Closures 10.15pm

Thursday, 17 April 2014 8:43 p.m. by Transport4chch Featured Popular

Due to flooding these roads have been closed in Christchurch.

Council coordinating staff and contractors ahead of forecast wet weather

Council coordinating staff and contractors ahead of forecast wet weather

Thursday, 17 April 2014 6:42 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

The Christchurch City Council is preparing to respond to a weather forecast that shows a period of extended rainfall throughout Christchurch and Banks Peninsula, from 2pm this afternoon through to 8am tomorrow morning, when it is expected to ease.

Avon-Otakaro Network welcomes Government announcement on residential red zone lands

Avon-Otakaro Network welcomes Government announcement on residential red zone lands

Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:10 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

“It is great that at last there is some forward traction on future use of the Avon River residential red zone lands, it is time we started to heal the wound that runs right through the east,” says Evan Smith Co-Chair of Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON).

Community to have say on red zone’s future

Community to have say on red zone’s future

Thursday, 17 April 2014 9:23 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

The Other Side To The Recovery

The Other Side To The Recovery

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 6:09 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Recently I have been writing here, weekly, about current events and activities, such as new buildings, where insurers and authorities are at and the progress being made. At times this has been criticized for not discussing the issues people are facing, such as the housing shortage, insurance etc. Whilst these issues are of grave concern, there is also an appropriate time and place for discussions on these and to focus on solutions and outcomes.  

TWO MILLION DOLLARS OF FINANCIAL HELP AVAILABLE TO CANTERBURY COMMUNITY GROUPS

TWO MILLION DOLLARS OF FINANCIAL HELP AVAILABLE TO CANTERBURY COMMUNITY GROUPS

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 5:39 p.m. by Commtrust Featured Popular

Three years on from the Canterbury earthquakes, many community and social  service organisations remain stretched by additional demand for their services.

MBIE guidance for multi-unit residential buildings released

MBIE guidance for multi-unit residential buildings released

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 4:14 p.m. by GovtDBH Popular

Additional MBIE guidance for multi-unit residential buildings released

Group aims to revive Brighton

Group aims to revive Brighton

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A New Brighton group wanting to "give power back to the people" will look to community funding to revitalise the seaside suburb.

Building Amendment (Earthquake Prone Buildings) Bill

Building Amendment (Earthquake Prone Buildings) Bill

Monday, 14 April 2014 2:58 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Ann Brower

Migrant rebuild workers face housing crisis

Migrant rebuild workers face housing crisis

Monday, 14 April 2014 11:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch businesses which are reliant on migrant workers are sounding the alarm about a shortage of accommodation for new recruits.

Campaign finds 50 houses to fix

Campaign finds 50 houses to fix

Monday, 14 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A community-led Christchurch door-knocking campaign to find cold, unsafe and unsanitary homes before winter has identified more than 50 in need of repair.

Land advertising underway

Land advertising underway

Friday, 11 April 2014 3:16 p.m. by GovtEQC

 

1000th Christchurch state house repair marked

1000th Christchurch state house repair marked

Friday, 11 April 2014 12:46 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

1000th Christchurch state house repair marked

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting 10/4/2014

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting 10/4/2014

Thursday, 10 April 2014 5:45 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Christchurch City Council Earthquake committee met today and the following key decisions were made: