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Red Cross to give second round of Winter Assistance

Red Cross to give second round of Winter Assistance

Monday, 8 October 2012 3:19 p.m. by RedCross Popular

The New Zealand Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Commission today approved more help with electricity bills for all households that received its 2012 Winter Assistance Grant.

Christchurch, it’s time for a cup of tea?

Christchurch, it’s time for a cup of tea?

Monday, 8 October 2012 11:43 a.m. by ChChTony Popular

Shaping the future of our wastewater system

Shaping the future of our wastewater system

Monday, 8 October 2012 9:22 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch residents can have a say about how they'd like the city's wastewater system to look in 10, 30 and 100 years time.

Street art brings post-quake city to life

Street art brings post-quake city to life

Saturday, 6 October 2012 8:24 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Street artists are bringing life back to Christchurch's quake-hit streets. SAM SACHDEVA looks at the rise of the colourful movement and how it could help the city's recovery.

Carpers and moaners set to party

'Carpers and moaners' set to party

Saturday, 6 October 2012 8:09 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's so-called earthquake whingers are set to ditch their troubles for a night of fun.

Reminder – next public meetings to be held 9 & 10 October

Reminder – next public meetings to be held 9 & 10 October

Thursday, 4 October 2012 11:17 p.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

At these meetings, you will be able to:

Earthquakes no excuse to experiment on our kids - Hipkins

Earthquakes no excuse to experiment on our kids - Hipkins

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 7:40 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Quakes power halved - study

Quake's power halved - study

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch may have experienced a much larger earthquake in September 2010 if it were not for The Gap, new research suggests.

Improving the efficiency of Christchurch’s bus network

Improving the efficiency of Christchurch’s bus network

Monday, 1 October 2012 7:02 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Proposed changes to the Christchurch Metro Public Transport Network will provide a service that better reflects the city’s public transport need and is financially viable.

Progress stories to help provide way forward

Progress stories to help provide way forward

Monday, 1 October 2012 3:33 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

As part of our latest redevelopment we increased more of our focus more to solutions and progress within the rebuild of christchurch. Part of this involves talking to people who are getting through the process with an outcome whether great or small and analyzing the progress from a wide range of different angles.

Calling all Volunteers!

Calling all Volunteers!

Sunday, 30 September 2012 8:03 p.m. by CreativeQuarter Popular

Consultation – Greater Christchurch Education Renewal

Consultation – Greater Christchurch Education Renewal

Friday, 28 September 2012 4:53 p.m. by GovtMOE Featured Popular

The boards of schools in greater Christchurch proposed for merger or closure will have until 7 December to carry out consultation with their local communities and report back on the proposals.

Play the wellbeing game – be happy

Play the wellbeing game – be happy

Thursday, 27 September 2012 9:35 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Day 755 in Review - 27 September 2012

Day 755 in Review - 27 September 2012

Thursday, 27 September 2012 6:43 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Today  has seen some large amount of activity and some of the information put out by both the Christchurch City Council and the Government is important so here is a run down of all the comminications for today. Click the links to be taken to the story you are interested in and come back to view more. 

Council approves list of 30 priority facilities

Council approves list of 30 priority facilities

Thursday, 27 September 2012 6:16 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has today agreed that 30 facilities across the city and Banks Peninsula should be prioritised for funding, further investigation and, where possible, repairs.

CERA releases flat land geotechnical data

CERA releases flat land geotechnical data

Thursday, 27 September 2012 3:44 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

With the completion of the zoning on flat land and the outcome of the review process now known, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) is releasing the geotechnical data relating to the decisions.

Council gives $5.2m for community projects

Council gives $5.2m for community projects

Thursday, 27 September 2012 2:16 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch City councillors have voted to make an extra $5.2 million available for one-off community projects over the next two years.

Temporary Accommodation Allowance extended

Temporary Accommodation Allowance extended

Thursday, 27 September 2012 12:52 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

New Brighton Project Update September 2012

New Brighton Project Update September 2012

Wednesday, 26 September 2012 6:34 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

 

Inaugural Spring River Festival: Great line up for festival gigs announced

Inaugural Spring River Festival: Great line up for festival gigs announced

Wednesday, 26 September 2012 10:24 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

An awesome line up of bands has been announced for the two concerts planned for the inaugural Spring River Festival over Labour Weekend.

Trying to understand the drilling process - September 2012

Trying to understand the drilling process - September 2012

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 3:50 p.m. by CanCERN Recommended Popular

Why have the insurers decided not to sign up to a collaborative programme with EQC?

Living with demolition dust in Christchurch

Living with demolition dust in Christchurch

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 10:30 a.m. by GovtECAN Popular

 

Hopes festival will help heal fractured communities

Hopes festival will help heal fractured communities

Monday, 24 September 2012 9:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

How the west will win

How the west will win

Saturday, 22 September 2012 8:18 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch is bulging out to the west and a wave of new settlers is heading towards the picturesque rural communities. But are they ready for it? PHILIP MATTHEWS reports.

Lifting earthquake-affected buildings in Christchurch

Lifting earthquake-affected buildings in Christchurch

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 2:31 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Department of Labour has produced a fact sheet “to improve awareness of the hazards involved in lifting buildings in Christchurch.  It also provides industry recommendations for controlling these hazards.”

Pilot programme gives hope to Chchs environment and young people

Pilot programme gives hope to Chchs environment and young people

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 1:31 p.m. by PRNews Popular

An innovative new programme will address two of Christchurch’s pressing needs post-earthquakes: its damaged environment and its out-of-work young people.

Put a spring in your step with The Breeze Walking Festival

Put a spring in your step with The Breeze Walking Festival

Tuesday, 18 September 2012 10:48 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

 

Royal Humane Society of New Zealands Gold Medal on display

Royal Humane Society of New Zealand's Gold Medal on display

Tuesday, 18 September 2012 8:56 a.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

               The Royal Humane Society of New Zealand's Gold Medal, which was presented to the people of Christchurch City at the Christchurch Earthquake Awards in February, will today go on display for the public to see.

CCC - Cutting essential services to the Red Zone after 30 April 2013

CCC - Cutting essential services to the Red Zone after 30 April 2013

Tuesday, 18 September 2012 6:35 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Collaborative Drilling Update

Collaborative Drilling Update

Monday, 17 September 2012 3:22 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Whats next: follow-up and upcoming forum

What's next: follow-up and upcoming forum

Monday, 17 September 2012 11:05 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Protests calling for Democracy and Saving our Schools

Protests calling for Democracy and Saving our Schools

Sunday, 16 September 2012 9:58 p.m. by SaveOurSchools Featured Popular

 

Rebuild Christchurch Volunteers Help Get It Done

Rebuild Christchurch Volunteers Help Get It Done

Sunday, 16 September 2012 6:23 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Restoring Education in Canterbury – A Note from Hekia Parata

Restoring Education in Canterbury – A Note from Hekia Parata

Sunday, 16 September 2012 6:04 p.m. by SaveOurSchools Recommended Popular

Christchurch Schools Fight Back Over Closures

Christchurch Schools Fight Back Over Closures

Sunday, 16 September 2012 6:03 p.m. by SaveOurSchools Popular

There is a real and deep sense of dismay in Christchurch that the government’s proposed school closures, mergers and relocations will have a huge negative impact of some communities.

Canterbury Schools Latest – Earlier Media Reports Confused

Canterbury Schools Latest – Earlier Media Reports Confused

Sunday, 16 September 2012 6:01 p.m. by SaveOurSchools

It seems the announcements today were something of a cock-up, with misinformation and just plain wrong information out there, largely because things were announced in a half-assed fashion.  I’d love to believe it was just because the Government (and Hekia Parata in particular) is incompetent, and maybe I’m just getting too old and cynical, but you know what, I can’t help thinking it was all highly convenient way of covering Gerry Brownlee’s  today so i ...

Small structures; no consent required

Small structures; no consent required

Saturday, 15 September 2012 1:12 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Think small, really really small and check out the  these students came up with at a workshop in May. Designs include a canvas community centre (something for the residents’ association?), tiny baches and dance platforms. Many of them use recycled materials and are low cost.

$300,000 for quake recovery advocates

$300,000 for quake recovery advocates

Friday, 14 September 2012 9:23 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Alternative to paying rates

Alternative to paying rates

Thursday, 13 September 2012 10:44 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Is local government being supported by a system that should be relegated to the past? Is there something better suited to our 21st century democracy and educated ratepayers?

Confusion and anger over Christchurch schools

Confusion and anger over Christchurch schools

Thursday, 13 September 2012 5:34 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Schools may Close and Merge in education renewal in Canterbury

Schools may Close and Merge in education renewal in Canterbury

Thursday, 13 September 2012 4:19 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

The Government will invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to restore the education sector in greater Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.

Uninsured red zone properties addressed - residential and commercial

Uninsured red zone properties addressed - residential and commercial

Thursday, 13 September 2012 4:14 p.m. by GovtCera Featured Popular

Court Action Pending to Correct Abonimation to Justice

Court Action Pending to Correct Abonimation to Justice

Thursday, 13 September 2012 12:30 p.m. by QuakeOutcasts Popular

Uninsured land gets govt offer

Uninsured land gets govt offer

Thursday, 13 September 2012 11:42 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Further red zone properties addressed

Further red zone properties addressed

Thursday, 13 September 2012 10:31 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Inaugural Avon River Spring River Festival

Inaugural Avon River Spring River Festival

Thursday, 13 September 2012 9:39 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

2012 is the inaugural year of the Spring River Festival to be held each Labour weekend on the lower Avon corridor, estuary and beaches – the playground of the city!

Everyone doing their best in TC3

Everyone doing their best in TC3

Wednesday, 12 September 2012 6:29 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Villages milestone just the beginning

Villages milestone 'just the beginning'

Wednesday, 12 September 2012 3:41 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Hurunui earthquake fault report released

Hurunui earthquake fault report released

Wednesday, 12 September 2012 2:22 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Environment Canterbury today released the third in a series of earthquake fault reports on different areas of the Canterbury region.

Eco-city of the future

Eco-city of the future

Tuesday, 11 September 2012 9:53 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

“Christchurch is a biodiversity hot spot and we now have the amazing successional dynamics of the urban ecosystem to observe. We should have been open for business as an eco-city from day one, so we’d better do it now then!”

Geotechnical land remediation - Land zone categories 0 - 9

Geotechnical land remediation - Land zone categories 0 - 9

Tuesday, 11 September 2012 8:17 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

This is a now hidden article from the EQC website which shows that they are categorising the level of damage on the ground. Many of us have heard that EQC are categorising the land in each zone especially TC3 in a group from 1 - 9. This article which we have sourced from the global website archive system which has archived the site before EQC took this down shows what this means. 

Fix our Homes TC3 - Gerrys Response

Fix our Homes TC3 - Gerry's Response

Tuesday, 11 September 2012 9:05 a.m. by TC3limbo Featured Popular

Gerry Brownlee has responded to the Fix Our Homes TC3 letter - his response below and the here 

Westpac breaks insurance deadlock in Christchurch

Westpac breaks insurance deadlock in Christchurch

Monday, 10 September 2012 3:05 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Press Release from Westpac

South Brighton Playcentre - Kids Market

South Brighton Playcentre - Kids Market

Sunday, 9 September 2012 10:36 p.m. by megroulston Recommended Popular

South Brighton Playcentre are having a Kids Market - it is on Saturday the 22nd of September, more information below

Southern Response progress information

Southern Response progress information

Saturday, 8 September 2012 6:09 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Huge disruption is progress

Huge disruption is 'progress'

Friday, 7 September 2012 10:37 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Christchurch’s roadmap for infrastructure rebuild

Christchurch’s roadmap for infrastructure rebuild

Friday, 7 September 2012 1:03 p.m. by GovtCera Popular