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Nominations open for civic heroes

Nominations open for civic heroes

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 9:58 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council is urging residents to get online or put pen to paper and nominate their local unsung heroes for the 2014 Christchurch Civic Awards.

Christchurch From the Streets Spring 2014

Christchurch From the Streets Spring 2014

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 2:26 p.m. by Swiggs Recommended Popular

Gerard Smyth (award-winning Director of When a City Falls) has assembled a team who are uncovering Christchurch’s innovations through the lives of every day people living in extraordinary times.

Lynched Monday 15 September - Deon Swiggs and Leanne Curtis

Lynched Monday 15 September - Deon Swiggs and Leanne Curtis

Monday, 15 September 2014 8:46 p.m. by ChrisLynch Popular

Insurer-Managed Canterbury EQ Residential Rebuild & Repair Programme Gathers Pace

Insurer-Managed Canterbury EQ Residential Rebuild & Repair Programme Gathers Pace

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 2:59 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Insurance payouts for Canterbury earthquake claims has topped $12 billion and the insurer-managed residential rebuild and repair programme is gathering pace.

Super moon may produce post-quake flooding in coastal areas of Christchurch

Super moon may produce post-quake flooding in coastal areas of Christchurch

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 9:17 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

A super large moon tonight may produce some post-quake flooding in low lying parts of Christchurch.

4 years on. The Christchurch Rebuild.

4 years on. The Christchurch Rebuild.

Thursday, 4 September 2014 5:51 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

A lot has happened in the 4 years since that first 7.1 earthquake shook us awake at 4:35am. The resulting earthquake sequence that lasted with severe aftershocks right through to January 2012 has changed the landscape in our city for ever. The worst of these shocks being February 22 where we must pay respect to the 185 lives that were lost on that day and the many tens of thousands of families who lost their homes, livelihoods and communities. 

Rebuild and repair of Council facilities to accelerate

Rebuild and repair of Council facilities to accelerate

Thursday, 4 September 2014 3:17 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Mayor Lianne Dalziel has today announced Christchurch City Council is committing more than $40 million to fast-track the repair and rebuild of 'priority' community and heritage facilities across the city and Banks Peninsula.

Government focuses on long term quake recovery

Government focuses on long term quake recovery

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 12:30 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Community meeting sees way forward  on New Brighton legacy project

Community meeting sees way forward on New Brighton legacy project

Monday, 1 September 2014 9:04 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The proposed New Brighton legacy project of hot salt water pools is back on track after a meeting on Saturday between Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel, local councilors, community board members, community representatives, council staff and business groups.

Community led recovery research launched

Community led recovery research launched

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:41 a.m. by ravencretney

A Christchurch raised PhD student, Raven Cretney, has launched the start of a research project looking into the specific role of community driven recovery intiatives in Christchurch.

Waiting game for at-risk claimants

Waiting game for at-risk claimants

Thursday, 21 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Nearly 6000 vulnerable Earthquake Commission and insurance customers are still waiting for a resolution to their claims.

Community to recommend location for Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Community to recommend location for Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 3:32 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

A community advisory group formed to consider a site for a new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre in north east Christchurch has finalised its recommendations for a preferred site for the facility.

Breakdown of SCIRT Projects in Burwood Pegasus Ward up to August 2014

Breakdown of SCIRT Projects in Burwood Pegasus Ward up to August 2014

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 3:08 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Here is a list of all the projects by SCIRT in the Burwood Pegasus Ward up to August 2014. To date a total of $512,256,735.00 has been spent in the area on the infrastructure work complete. 

Halfway mark for horizontal infrastructure rebuild

Halfway mark for horizontal infrastructure rebuild

Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:30 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Over 5000 red zoned houses now cleared

Over 5000 red zoned houses now cleared

Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:22 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Flooding Taskforce to deliver final progress report on short-term flood mitigation measures

Flooding Taskforce to deliver final progress report on short-term flood mitigation measures

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 2:04 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Mayoral Flood Taskforce will deliver its final progress report to the Council this Thursday 14 August, outlining short-term flood defence measures that will protect houses in the hardest-hit areas of Christchurch.

Eden NZ – iconic new proposal announced for the east

Eden NZ – iconic new proposal announced for the east

Thursday, 7 August 2014 6:37 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

A new iconic scheme for the recovery of the east has been announced and made available for public comment on EVO::SPACE.

Access to buildings is a human right, says monitoring group

Access to buildings is a human right, says monitoring group

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:52 p.m. by HumanRightsComm Recommended Popular

Non-Legal Insurance Advocacy Returning Homeowner’s Wellbeing

Non-Legal Insurance Advocacy Returning Homeowner’s Wellbeing

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 5:32 p.m. by CIAS_ Featured Popular

Homeowners with unresolved earthquake insurance claims are burdened down with copious and complicated technical reports and a myriad of explanations amid pressure to make decisions based on information they can no longer make sense of.

Christchurch - what we see and what we feel

Christchurch - what we see and what we feel

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 11:45 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Last week I asked a question on Facebook: What one word comes to mind right now when you think about Christchurch?

Learning to play game of claims

Learning to play game of claims

Saturday, 2 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

You can't fight them if you don't understand them, says long-time insurance professional Peter MacLeod.

Christchurch City Council releases Cameron Partners report

Christchurch City Council releases Cameron Partners report

Friday, 1 August 2014 11:43 a.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council today released a milestone report on options for managing the financial challenges and maximising the opportunities arising from the earthquakes.

When you disagree with quake repair assessment

When you disagree with quake repair assessment

Monday, 28 July 2014 1:22 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A: Many homeowners are concerned, like you, about the standard or extent of the proposed repairs. What is a proper repair depends on two things - first, what is good building practice, and second, whether the repair proposal complies with your rights under the policy.

Stormwater management and earthquake recovery key focus for water management meeting

Stormwater management and earthquake recovery key focus for water management meeting

Thursday, 24 July 2014 9:03 a.m. by GovtECAN Popular

The Christchurch-West Melton Zone Committee will hold its monthly water management public meeting on Thursday 24 July (starting at 5pm). 

International rowing lake proving increasingly popular

International rowing lake proving increasingly popular

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 9:55 a.m. by EasternVision Featured Popular

Proposals for a 2.25km flat water sports lake in the Avon River red zone are proving increasingly popular with over 80% of respondents now agreeing or strongly agreeing with the idea.

New Brighton’s first Major Building Project underway

New Brighton’s first Major Building Project underway

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 3:13 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

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Neighbourhood Week celebrates new communities

Neighbourhood Week celebrates new communities

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 9:01 a.m. by GovtCCC

Progress on the Cantabrian Show Home

Progress on the Cantabrian Show Home

Friday, 11 July 2014 4:36 p.m. by SouthernResponse

 

Community invited to provide feedback on proposals for the recovery of the east

Community invited to provide feedback on proposals for the recovery of the east

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 9:42 a.m. by EasternVision Popular

New high schools, a city-to-sea river park, eco-sanctuary, flatwater sports lake, heritage garden park, wave garden, and aquatic centres are among more than 25 proposals from the public for the eastern suburbs that feedback is now being sought on. 

Community Board recommends a legacy project for New Brighton

Community Board recommends a legacy project for New Brighton

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 2:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Burwood-Pegasus Community Board is recommending the Council considers an all-weather hot saltwater pools complex as a potential legacy project for New Brighton.

Natural Environment Recovery Programme progress

Natural Environment Recovery Programme progress

Friday, 4 July 2014 9:16 a.m. by GovtECAN Popular

At a forum in Christchurch last night, many of those who helped develop the Natural Environment Recovery Programme for greater Christchurch  learned more about the considerable progress being made across the 17 workstreams that make up the programme.

15 more Canterbury school pools to be repaired

15 more Canterbury school pools to be repaired

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 5:59 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Matariki planting signals the first step in greening the red zone

Matariki planting signals the first step in greening the red zone

Thursday, 26 June 2014 6:53 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

Council commits to build cycleways in five years

Council commits to build cycleways in five years

Thursday, 26 June 2014 5:53 p.m. by GovtCCC

A network of 13 Major Cycleway Routes will be built in five years, Councillors have confirmed.

The Cantabrian Takes Off

The Cantabrian Takes Off

Thursday, 26 June 2014 1:50 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Launched two weeks ago as an innovative rebuild solution for TC3 landowners, The Cantabrian Concept Home at 81 Cranford Street, St Albans has seen more than 1,500 Cantabrians cross its threshold. 

Insurance Council Urges Undecided Canterbury Earthquake Customers To Seek Free Advice

Insurance Council Urges Undecided Canterbury Earthquake Customers To Seek Free Advice

Thursday, 26 June 2014 8:48 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand is urging 1,500 over cap Canterbury earthquake claimants who have still not made decisions on insurance settlement offers to seek free, impartial advice.

CCC adds elevation changes and current elevation to the floor level maps

CCC adds elevation changes and current elevation to the floor level maps

Friday, 20 June 2014 2:19 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council and CERA have by request added two new layers to the floor levels map.

Cash settlement guidelines

Cash settlement guidelines

Friday, 20 June 2014 12:35 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

• : Where significant, unrelated to earthquake damage should sensibly be addressed at the same time as the earthquake damage covered by EQC. This includes situations where:

Save The Suburb

Save The Suburb

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 3:02 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Christchurch has the opportunity right now to move forward in many positive ways.

Advisory group to consider site for Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Advisory group to consider site for Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 2:58 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Representatives from eight community and sport organisations have been appointed to an advisory group that will recommend a site for the new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre.

New research shows Canterbury’s people still need support

New research shows Canterbury’s people still need support

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 11:36 a.m. by Allright Featured Popular

 

New Brighton Project Newsletter June 2014

New Brighton Project Newsletter June 2014

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 12:36 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

 

Here is the link to this months copy of The Wave On line

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New Muscle Slab[TM] foundation design ideal for Christchurch TC2 & TC3

New Muscle Slab[TM] foundation design ideal for Christchurch TC2 & TC3

Monday, 9 June 2014 5:54 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press release, Monday 9 June 2014, msHAPPEN Ltd, Christchurch, NZ: A new ready-to-build slab foundation system called Muscle Slab[TM] is now available for quake damaged homes in Christchurch. Designed and developed by consulting engineers, Bekker Engineering Design NZ, the new Muscle Slab system is ideal for TC2 and TC3 properties that are to be repaired or rebuilt.

Earthquake Court Approach Misguided

Earthquake Court Approach Misguided

Monday, 9 June 2014 5:46 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

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Christchurch City Council receives $15 million social housing insurance payment from EQC

Christchurch City Council receives $15 million social housing insurance payment from EQC

Monday, 9 June 2014 10:51 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Christchurch City Council has received a second interim payment from EQC in relation to the Council’s social housing EQC claim.

Housing NZ too slow to build in Christchurch

Housing NZ 'too slow' to build in Christchurch

Sunday, 8 June 2014 8:10 p.m. by MediaOneNews Popular

Housing New Zealand is being criticised for building and repairing quake damaged houses too slowly.

Council deploys temporary pump operations ahead of forecast wet weather

Council deploys temporary pump operations ahead of forecast wet weather

Sunday, 8 June 2014 6:34 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is installing flood mitigation pump operations in the Flockton/Dudley Creek area. This is ahead of a weather forecast that shows a period of extended rainfall throughout Christchurch and Banks Peninsula, starting Sunday and continuing through to Tuesday.

Mayor’s Flood Taskforce breaks back of flood problem

Mayor’s Flood Taskforce breaks back of flood problem

Thursday, 5 June 2014 1:47 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

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Christchurch housing rebuild momentum grows

Christchurch housing rebuild momentum grows

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 7:21 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Hon Dr Nick Smith

Uncertain future for hundreds of quake-hit facilities

Uncertain future for hundreds of quake-hit facilities

Friday, 30 May 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch communities may need to chip in with funding or hold working bees if they want their quake-damaged community facilities repaired.

Brownlee must reassure over asbestos

Brownlee must reassure over asbestos

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 4:18 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Youth of Canterbury still in crisis mode as Trust funds $1.6 million to help sector

Youth of Canterbury still in crisis mode as Trust funds $1.6 million to help sector

Monday, 26 May 2014 3:59 p.m. by Commtrust Recommended Popular

By announcing $1.6 million of funding for its Young People sector, The Canterbury Community Trust is acknowledging that Canterbury youth are still dealing with the aftermath of the earthquakes, particularly in relation to mental health.   According to Trust Chief Executive, Louise Edwards, a greater proportion of funding has been earmarked for services that target young people in crisis, noting that many young people are exhibiting worrying signs of post traumatic stress.

Lynched - Monday, 19 May Paul Zaanen

Lynched - Monday, 19 May Paul Zaanen

Monday, 19 May 2014 9:44 p.m. by ChrisLynch Popular

Latest News and Upcoming Events from Avon-Otakaro Network

Latest News and Upcoming Events from Avon-Otakaro Network

Sunday, 18 May 2014 7:22 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

Land with an increased risk of flooding

Land with an increased risk of flooding

Friday, 16 May 2014 3:49 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

What is Increased Flooding Vulnerability?

EQC fronts on inadequate cash settlements

EQC fronts on inadequate cash settlements

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 5:25 p.m. by Media3News Popular

EQC chief executive Ian Simpson discusses the situation with Christchurch homes, and the settlements that are very much wanted.

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 ...