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Road closures/flooding due to weather conditions – UPDATE 1.15pm

Road closures/flooding due to weather conditions – UPDATE 1.15pm

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 12:15 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Due to flooding a number of roads have been closed or are affected by surface flooding.

Storm Update: City Council managing worst rain-storm since 1975

Storm Update: City Council managing worst rain-storm since 1975

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 8:23 a.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Featured Popular

The rainfall has been a lot heavier than forecasted, with almost 100 millimetres falling in the past 24 hours and a further 20 millimetres expected to fall before the rain eases off. This is equivalent to a one-in-50-year event.

Update: Council responds to flood warning March 2014

Update: Council responds to flood warning March 2014

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 9:36 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

Answers by EQC Feb 2013, what is the progress now and why are the delays.

Answers by EQC Feb 2013, what is the progress now and why are the delays.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 2:07 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

These questions were asked in December 2012, following answers received from Richard Braddell 1 Feb 2013.

When Its Not Ok! - Nastiness Hurts

When It's Not Ok! - Nastiness Hurts

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 11:45 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

There is something recently I have started to notice more so than ever before; Trolling! 

Brownlee fires salvo

Brownlee fires salvo

Saturday, 1 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Featured

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has fired a fresh salvo at the Christchurch City Council, suggesting it is in no state to lead the region's rebuild. 

Brownlee: Debunking myths and nonsense

Brownlee: 'Debunking myths and nonsense'

Saturday, 1 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Recommended Popular

OPINION: Gerry Brownlee

CIAS and EQC Sign MoU

CIAS and EQC Sign MoU

Friday, 28 February 2014 4:38 p.m. by CIAS_ Featured Popular

Today CIAS (Canterbury Insurance Assistance Service) officially signed and MoU with EQC.

$30m aquatic centre on hold

$30m aquatic centre on hold

Friday, 28 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors have been shocked by revelations insurance money they thought was available for a new aquatic facility for the east has already been spent.

Key decisions from todays Council meeting 27/2/2014

Key decisions from today's Council meeting 27/2/2014

Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:26 p.m. by GovtCCC

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

Council to explore red-zone relocations for social housing

Council to explore red-zone relocations for social housing

Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:24 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council has agreed, in principle, to the relocation of residential red-zone houses onto Council land, given the potential to quickly and sustainably increase its available social housing.

Surface structures will not deliver solutions to TC3 Eastern Suburbs category 8 and 9

Surface structures will not deliver solutions to TC3 Eastern Suburbs category 8 and 9

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 4:43 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Here it is confirmed by Mike Stannard from MBIE that surface structures do not work in the Eastern suburbs where there is 30-40 m down to gravel. 

Thousands of insurer-managed Canterbury rebuilds underway

Thousands of insurer-managed Canterbury rebuilds underway

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 11:17 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Release: Insurance Council of New Zealand.

Bulk of Chch rebuilds, repairs unfinished

Bulk of Chch rebuilds, repairs unfinished

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 10:50 a.m. by Media3News

The Insurance Council's defending the time it's taking to complete expensive rebuilds and repairs.

Burwood Pegasus Board Chairs Speech 25/02/14

Burwood Pegasus Board Chair's Speech 25/02/14

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 9:34 p.m. by andreac414

My name is Andrea Cummings and I am Community Board Chairperson for Burwood Pegasus. I am relatively new to the area, having owned a business in North New Brighton since 2010, until the earthquakes put us out of business that is!

Royal Commission, recommendations and MBIE

Royal Commission, recommendations and MBIE

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 3:34 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

The Royal Commission considers that there must be greater focus on geotechnical investigations to reduce the risk of unsatisfactory foundation performance.  

Lianne Dalziel: Weekly Discussion

Lianne Dalziel: Weekly Discussion

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 12:15 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Christchurch City Mayor Lianne Dalziel talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the week for the council

Rise Street Art

Rise Street Art

Monday, 24 February 2014 11:45 a.m. by MediaCTV

How we remembered - 22/2/14

How we remembered - 22/2/14

Monday, 24 February 2014 11:05 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

February 22 was a beautiful day in Christchurch to mark the third anniversary of the devastating Earthquake that took the lives of many of our friends, family and loved ones. But also took the homes, jobs and community for many of us.

She Chocolate Bus Caring for the Community with Chocolate Relief

She Chocolate Bus Caring for the Community with Chocolate Relief

Monday, 24 February 2014 10:06 a.m. by SheChocolat Featured

She’s Historic Community Chocolate Bus, aka The Chocolate Bus, has become synomonus with the community and revival of Christchurch since its introduction to the City in September 2010. Its arrival coincided with the very first earthquake to hit the city.

Feasible to repair and strengthen heritage buildings says UC architectural historian

Feasible to repair and strengthen heritage buildings says UC architectural historian

Sunday, 23 February 2014 9:57 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

There could have been a different outcome for heritage and for Christchurch if there had been a recognition early on that it was feasible to repair and strengthen many heritage buildings than has been the case, a University of Canterbury (UC) architectural historian says.  

Mayor’s address at the Civic Commemoration of the February 22 Earthquake

Mayor’s address at the Civic Commemoration of the February 22 Earthquake

Saturday, 22 February 2014 3:08 p.m. by LianneDalziel

I wish to begin by acknowledging all who have gathered here or who have tuned into the broadcast today to grieve for a loved one who died on the 22 Feb 2011; or who were seriously injured on the day; or were traumatised by what they saw or were called upon to do; or who have experienced loss as a result of the earthquake and in this I include people who lost their home, their neighbourhood, their business, their job. 

Chch marks three years since quake

Chch marks three years since quake

Saturday, 22 February 2014 12:44 p.m. by Media3News

New Zealanders have paused to remember the magnitude 6.3 quake which devastated Christchurch three years ago.

Christchurch 3 years on 22/2/14 - A positive outlook

Christchurch 3 years on 22/2/14 - A positive outlook

Friday, 21 February 2014 3:57 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Three years on there is an air optimism taking hold of the people within the city.

Orion continues to progress electricity replacement cable project

Orion continues to progress electricity replacement cable project

Friday, 21 February 2014 9:52 a.m. by OrionNZ

The cables, which are expected to be completely installed by late 2014, will replace the temporary high voltage overhead lines that were installed in the area under Civil Defence emergency works provisions in 2011. The cables will provide a secure supply of power to the eastern suburbs, says Orion, the central Canterbury electricity network company.

Canterbury Road Cones

Canterbury Road Cones

Friday, 21 February 2014 9:42 a.m. by MediaCTV Featured Popular

Road Cones, oh Road Cones - A Christchurch epidemic. Watch this funny take on Road Cones!

10 things that make Christchurch great

10 things that make Christchurch great

Friday, 21 February 2014 9:26 a.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury has faced unprecedented challenges since the devastating earthquakes three years ago tomorrow. Here are 10 reasons why many are still proud to call the region home.

Extra support for schoolchildren

Extra support for schoolchildren

Thursday, 20 February 2014 2:51 p.m. by RedCross Popular

The New Zealand Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Commission has allocated $2.3 million to increase youth work and social work services in Canterbury schools until 2016.

Focus shifting from grants to programmes in year four

Focus shifting from grants to programmes in year four

Thursday, 20 February 2014 2:48 p.m. by RedCross

The third anniversary of the 22 February Canterbury earthquake marks a change in focus for the New Zealand Red Cross Recovery Programme, from the distribution of grants to the development of sustainable programmes.

Host of Christchurch Number One Morning Radio Gets Own TV Show

Host of Christchurch Number One Morning Radio Gets Own TV Show

Thursday, 20 February 2014 11:31 a.m. by ChrisLynch Popular

Chris Lynch’s debut television show ‘Lynched’ will kick off CTV’s autumn schedule.  Throughout autumn, new locally-made programmes, new talent and new graphics will update the look of Canterbury’s regional broadcaster.

Three Years On Wrap Up

Three Years On Wrap Up

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 3:55 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Board confirms members of New Brighton advisory group

Board confirms members of New Brighton advisory group

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 1:25 p.m. by GovtCCC

Burwood/Pegasus Community Board has confirmed the members of a Community Advisory Group to aid the completion of a master plan for the recovery of New Brighton.

2014 Commemoration event for the third anniversary of the 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake

2014 Commemoration event for the third anniversary of the 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 1:23 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Planning is almost complete by Christchurch City Council for a Civic Memorial Service to commemorate the third anniversary of the 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake. The service will be on the Archery Lawn at the Botanic Gardens on at noon and will include one minute’s silence at 12.51pm.

Traffic Cones for Christchurch

Traffic Cones for Christchurch

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 5:50 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Writers Centre

Positive audit result for CCC consents

Positive audit result for CCC consents

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 3:53 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Building and Construction

Census offers post-quake snapshot of greater Christchurch

Census offers post-quake snapshot of greater Christchurch

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 3:47 p.m. by PRNews Recommended Popular

Release: Statistics New Zealand

John Patterson: Elderly and Insurance

John Patterson: Elderly and Insurance

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 12:32 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Organisor of the Older Generations Forum, John Patterson talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about how the Insurance companies are taking care of the Elderly.

Statistics helping inform the rebuild

Statistics helping inform the rebuild

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 12:12 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Quakes change the face of Christchurch

Quakes change the face of Christchurch

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 11:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

The earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 have changed the face and shape of Greater Christchurch – the area that covers the city, and Waimakariri and Selwyn districts.

The State of the City – Mayor Lianne Dalziel addresses the city of Christchurch

The State of the City – Mayor Lianne Dalziel addresses the city of Christchurch

Monday, 17 February 2014 12:28 p.m. by LianneDalziel Featured Popular

I have decided that if all the political parties can start the year with a State of the Nation address, then I should begin the year with a State of the City address.  

River of Flowers to return in 2014

River of Flowers to return in 2014

Sunday, 16 February 2014 6:59 p.m. by PRNews Recommended Popular

On the third anniversary of the 22 February earthquake Cantabrians will once again have the opportunity to share their experiences and hopes for the future as part of the River of Flowers commemoration.

New InsuranceWatch Survey – keep them on track!

New InsuranceWatch Survey – keep them on track!

Saturday, 15 February 2014 10:43 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Please fill in the new Insurance Watch Survey? 

When a rebuild interests the IRD

When a rebuild interests the IRD

Saturday, 15 February 2014 10:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

Desperate property owners offloading quake-damaged homes

Desperate property owners offloading quake-damaged homes

Friday, 14 February 2014 5:08 p.m. by MediaHerald

Owners of damaged and unrepairable Canterbury homes are increasingly selling them on an "as is, where is" basis, a new property report says.

EQC streamlines CHRP opt out

EQC streamlines CHRP opt out

Friday, 14 February 2014 1:35 p.m. by GovtEQC

Research launched to help homes better withstand earthquakes

Research launched to help homes better withstand earthquakes

Thursday, 13 February 2014 3:07 p.m. by PRNews

A key research project, to help improve the resilience of the types of homes that performed poorly in the Christchurch earthquakes, has been launched.

Key recommendations from today’s Committee of the Whole meeting

Key recommendations from today’s Committee of the Whole meeting

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 7:01 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council’s Earthquake Recovery Committee of the Whole held its first meeting of 2014 today. Following were the key matters considered and recommendations the Committee will make to the Council:

Over $10 Billion Paid By Insurers for Canterbury Earthquake

Over $10 Billion Paid By Insurers for Canterbury Earthquake

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 6:36 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Press Release: Insurance Council of New Zealand

Visual Artist Ian Strange Turns More Homes into Art in ‘FINAL ACT’

Visual Artist Ian Strange Turns More Homes into Art in ‘FINAL ACT’

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 2:01 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

 

Answers to questions on statistics

Answers to questions on statistics

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 4:39 p.m. by SouthernResponse Recommended

Answers to questions on statistics

Insurance Ombudsman Providing Support to Christchurch.

Insurance Ombudsman Providing Support to Christchurch.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 11:15 a.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

By Karen Stevens, Insurance and Savings Ombudsman

What can $110 million dollars buy

What can $110 million dollars buy

Monday, 10 February 2014 6:52 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

I was struggling to sleep the other night and was thinking about the Avon River Pricenct after speaking to Chris Lynch about it after the government started work on phase two. I then started to dream what I could do with the $110+ million it is going to eat away. So for a bit of something to do I have listed a couple of things that sort of dosh can buy. What would you buy? let us know below.

More residents back into their homes in 2014

More residents back into their homes in 2014

Monday, 10 February 2014 4:51 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

 

New Brighton Project Newsletter February 2014

New Brighton Project Newsletter February 2014

Monday, 10 February 2014 4:41 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

Buried waste gets demolition company in trouble

Buried waste gets demolition company in trouble

Monday, 10 February 2014 10:17 a.m. by GovtECAN Popular

A company contracted to demolish earthquake damaged houses in Christchurch have pleaded guilty to two charges of unlawfully discharging contaminates and fined $10,000, as well as being ordered to pay $641 in costs.

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 29 (February 2014)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 29 (February 2014)

Friday, 7 February 2014 2:35 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Warning on cost of quake repairs

Warning on cost of quake repairs

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 12:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

More money may have to be found to pay for repairs to Christchurch's quake-damaged roads and underground water and waste pipes - or less repair work done.