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CanCERN Newsletter #106 -  1 November  2013

CanCERN Newsletter #106 - 1 November 2013

Monday, 4 November 2013 2:09 p.m. by CanCERN Recommended Popular


Weekly Council Activities 4-10 November 2013

Weekly Council Activities 4-10 November 2013

Monday, 4 November 2013 2:06 p.m. by GovtCCC

 

Authorities concerned at asbestos management in Canterbury

Authorities concerned at asbestos management in Canterbury

Monday, 4 November 2013 1:39 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Joint Media Release: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Canterbury Medical Officer

Community groups may have key role in disaster recovery

Community groups may have key role in disaster recovery

Sunday, 3 November 2013 4:09 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Labour announces Christchurch housing plan

Labour announces Christchurch housing plan

Sunday, 3 November 2013 1:52 p.m. by Media3News

 

Cash Settlements: What the Insurer’s Don’t Want You to Know – Guest Post by Adrian Cowie

Cash Settlements: What the Insurer’s Don’t Want You to Know – Guest Post by Adrian Cowie

Sunday, 3 November 2013 11:59 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Much has been written about the pros and cons of accepting Cash Settlements for Earthquake Damage. Almost all of writers have focussed only on whether you would be able to get the scoped repairs actually completed for the settlement amount. That is, will the cash settlement amount be enough to get the scoped repairs completed.

Cunliffe unveils KiwiAssure insurer

Cunliffe unveils 'KiwiAssure' insurer

Saturday, 2 November 2013 4:18 p.m. by Media3News Popular

EQC misses deadlines, insists its making progress

EQC misses deadlines, insists it's making progress

Friday, 1 November 2013 11:57 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Canterbury consents hit new high

Canterbury consents hit new high

Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:56 a.m. by PRNews

In September, the Canterbury region consented the highest number of new dwellings in 37 years, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Spring River Festival – this weekend

Spring River Festival – this weekend

Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:46 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The festival promises something for all ages and is organised by Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON), the group advocating for the Avon River red zone to become a river park and reserve.

Final round of consultation for Catholic schools

Final round of consultation for Catholic schools

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 4:57 p.m. by PRNews

Following the earthquakes and the red-zoning of St Paul’s School, Dallington, the Bishop of Christchurch, Bishop Barry Jones, undertook two rounds of community consultation on a proposal to combine St Paul’s School and Our Lady of Fatima School to form a new school entity on the current site of Our Lady of Fatima School in Mairehau.

New Christchurch social housing developments

New Christchurch social housing developments

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:33 a.m. by PRNews

Three new social housing developments in Christchurch totalling 51 homes and an investment of $17.3 million were announced today by Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.

Govt has failed Chch insurance policy holders

Govt has 'failed Chch insurance policy holders'

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:18 a.m. by PRNews Popular

The situation faced by many insurance policy holders in Christchurch is a national disgrace because of the long delays in settling claims and rebuilding houses, says Earthquake Issues spokesperson Denis O’Rourke.

Housing concerns highlighted

Housing concerns highlighted

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:17 a.m. by PRNews

A seminar held this week on housing has highlighted the serious unmet housing needs in Canterbury.

New Mayor to open this year’s Spring River Festival

New Mayor to open this year’s Spring River Festival

Saturday, 26 October 2013 3:42 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

Newly elected Mayor Lianne Dalziel will officially open the Spring River Festival at Kerr’s Reach on November 2 as one of her first ceremonial duties since taking office.

Weekly Council Activities week beginning 28 October 2013

Weekly Council Activities week beginning 28 October 2013

Saturday, 26 October 2013 3:26 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

 

CanCERN Newsletter #105 -  25th October  2013

CanCERN Newsletter #105 - 25th October 2013

Saturday, 26 October 2013 3:24 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

Pressure wastewater roll-out halted for ten areas of Christchurch

Pressure wastewater roll-out halted for ten areas of Christchurch

Saturday, 26 October 2013 3:12 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Featured Popular

Council decisions to install pressure wastewater systems in ten areas of the city were revoked by Christchurch City Council's Acting General Manager City Environment, Terry Howes*, this week. 

Heal Christchurch Event Sat 9 – Sun 10 November 2013

Heal Christchurch Event Sat 9 – Sun 10 November 2013

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 4:02 p.m. by HealChristchurch Featured Popular

HEAL CHRISTCHURCH

Draft Main Road Master Plan available for public comment

Draft Main Road Master Plan available for public comment

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 1:08 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured

Christchurch City Council today released the Draft Main Road Master Plan for public comment. The Plan has been prepared to support the recovery and rebuild of the Main Road corridor from Ferrymead Bridge to Marriner Street in Sumner in response to the damage caused by the earthquakes.

Housing NZ on track to reach repair target

Housing NZ 'on track' to reach repair target

Monday, 21 October 2013 2:59 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Liquefaction is it under your home?

Liquefaction is it under your home?

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 9:18 a.m. by LRS_CHCH

Have you had around the outside of your house?

Cera spends more on communications

Cera spends more on communications

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 8:30 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Lianne Dalziel highest-polling candidate for Mayor of Christchurch

Lianne Dalziel highest-polling candidate for Mayor of Christchurch

Saturday, 12 October 2013 2:52 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Lianne Dalziel highest-polling candidate for Mayor of Christchurch The progress results of the Christchurch 2013 local body elections are now in, showing that Lianne Dalziel is currently the highest-polling candidate for the position of Mayor of Christchurch.

Christchurch City Council Elections - The Campaigns End

Christchurch City Council Elections - The Campaigns End

Friday, 11 October 2013 11:49 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

In just over 12 hours the shape of the new Councils nationwide will be formed. 

Special amendments will speed up land repairs

Special amendments will speed up land repairs

Thursday, 10 October 2013 3:10 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Resource consents streamlined under new rules

Resource consents streamlined under new rules

Thursday, 10 October 2013 3:08 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

Appeal Court finds in favour of Insurance Council

Appeal Court finds in favour of Insurance Council

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 8:30 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Media Release: NZ Insurance Council

Major step forward for Council building consent processes

Major step forward for Council building consent processes

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 3:41 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Proposed changes to the structure of the Council’s building control functions are designed to meet demand for building consents and see the Council regain and retain IANZ accreditation.

Lessons Learnt. A report on EQC’s response to the Canterbury earthquakes.

Lessons Learnt. A report on EQC’s response to the Canterbury earthquakes.

Monday, 7 October 2013 8:57 a.m. by GovtEQC Recommended Popular

T for Transport

T for Transport

Sunday, 6 October 2013 9:44 p.m. by andreac414

Transport in our ward has been immensely challenging these last 2 years with potholes, pothills and road cones as far as the eye can see! I want to help work toward making this necessary process as possible. I also want to work toward grabbing every opportunity to ensure we use the opportunities we have to improve cycleway and pedestrian safety and accessibility. 

S is for Schools

S is for Schools

Saturday, 5 October 2013 7:58 p.m. by andreac414

 

Natural Environment Recovery Programme under way

Natural Environment Recovery Programme under way

Friday, 4 October 2013 4:27 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Environment Canterbury announced today that it has adopted the Natural Environment Recovery Programme for greater Christchurch.

Appeal Trust announces largest-ever grant

Appeal Trust announces largest-ever grant

Friday, 4 October 2013 12:16 p.m. by EarthquakeAppeal

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust today announced its largest-ever grant committing $15 million of Appeal funds towards great community projects that make a positive difference to the future of the eastern suburbs, with access and benefit to everyone who lives in or visits Christchurch.

Council adopts Annual Report 2013

Council adopts Annual Report 2013

Friday, 4 October 2013 10:18 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council today adopted its Annual Report 2013, outlining the Council's activities and finances over the past year.

CCC Facilities Rebuild Aug& Sept update

CCC Facilities Rebuild Aug& Sept update

Thursday, 3 October 2013 9:36 p.m. by GovtCCC

 

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting October 2013

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting October 2013

Thursday, 3 October 2013 9:22 p.m. by GovtCCC

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting

P is for Post

P is for Post

Thursday, 3 October 2013 6:28 p.m. by andreac414

Post your votes today! With little over a week to have your say it is time to spend 30 minutes reading your candidate profiles and instructions and fill in the easy form! 

O is for Openness

O is for Openness

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 2:44 p.m. by andreac414 Popular

N is for New

N is for New

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 7:12 p.m. by andreac414

With the voting period half over the strong feeling among commentators is that Christchurch is on the cusp of New beginnings. With a New Mayor and many new Councillors, a new direction and many new buildings already being erected life has never before been so exciting. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to set the direction of the ward and embrace the New community spirit we have discovered in the ruins. I never once contemplated in my wildest dreams running for community board… the ...

Job Card Tracking video tutorials

Job Card Tracking video tutorials

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 2:18 p.m. by avision

During the last few months we have been working hard to provide you with short video Tutorials that show you how to get the most out of your Job Card Tracking system.

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You can watch them all using or individually as required.

M is for Master Plan

M is for Master Plan

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 10:48 a.m. by andreac414

The New Brighton retail area has an opportunity like never seen before, gone is the heyday of weekend shopping dominance, but now is a chance to reinvent and build what we all want for our area.

Strong quake rocks Christchurch

Strong quake rocks Christchurch

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 10:24 a.m. by Media3News

 

L is for Love

L is for Love

Monday, 30 September 2013 4:12 p.m. by andreac414

Despite all we have lost there is still much to love about the east… 

Website offers new way for community groups to plan ahead

Website offers new way for community groups to plan ahead

Sunday, 29 September 2013 5:19 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

A multi-layered website showing the changes across Greater Christchurch will provide a raft of information including land use and zoning, transport routes, and population figures to help with future planning in the region.

K is for Kids

K is for Kids

Friday, 27 September 2013 11:10 p.m. by andreac414

Each one of us was a kid and many, regardless of our age are still kids! I want to ensure children and families are always given top priority in our decisions!

Lincoln study values benefits of a red zone river park at around a billion dollars over ten years

Lincoln study values benefits of a red zone river park at around a billion dollars over ten years

Friday, 27 September 2013 2:51 p.m. by AvonOtakaro

A new study by researchers at Lincoln University has valued the benefits of a city-to-sea reserve in the Avon River residential red zone at around a billion dollars over ten years.

J is for Journey

J is for Journey

Thursday, 26 September 2013 10:58 p.m. by andreac414

Each of us living or working in the east have experienced a significant journey through these last few years. Some have had their lives changed for the better, others have lost everything including hope itself. I lost my business, house and marriage yet I have decided that my journey is going to be helping others going through these difficult times. I could have moved to another city to start again but I have chosen to move here and journey alongside individuals, communities and organisations as ...

Elections 2013: Christchurch votes in record numbers

Elections 2013: Christchurch votes in record numbers

Thursday, 26 September 2013 3:35 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

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Daylight Savings end means tsunami warning testing September 2013

Daylight Saving's end means tsunami warning testing September 2013

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 6:51 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

 

I is for Insurance

I is for Insurance

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 4:35 p.m. by andreac414

There is hardly a person in the ward who hasn’t been impacted by insurance issues. It is the number one issue facing people when I have been out door knocking. I have been supporting residents in Burwood Pegasus and also the Flockton Basin, using my broad knowledge of the Geological processes and global issues. I have worked in conjunction with , Renew Brighton, Human Right’s Commission, 100 day housing plan, Cancern and been to many public meetings and forums. 

H is for Housing

H is for Housing

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 3:15 p.m. by andreac414

The Housing Crisis is one of the very first issues I began working on when I became involved in issues facing the East. I was involved from day 1 of the 100 Day Housing Group and produced work that was eventually sent to Wellington and resulted in the Chief Human Rights Commissioner coming down to Christchurch to discuss with us the issues we were facing and undertook to provide further research and support for these complex issues.

224 quake-prone buildings closed at short notice

224 quake-prone buildings closed at short notice

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 1:58 p.m. by MediaRNZ

First post-quake property revaluation for Christchurch City Council

First post-quake property revaluation for Christchurch City Council

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:35 a.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

The Christchurch City Council is undertaking its first post-quake revaluation of more than 160,000 city properties.

G is for Green

G is for Green

Monday, 23 September 2013 8:12 p.m. by andreac414

Neighbours important in a Civil Defence emergency

Neighbours important in a Civil Defence emergency

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:34 p.m. by PRNews

Having a cuppa with your neighbour might not seem like a big deal, but it could ultimately lead to you and your neighbour helping each other get through a Civil Defence emergency.

Council social housing milestone celebrated

Council social housing milestone celebrated

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:29 p.m. by GovtCCC

 

SCIRT – Traffic Update from the 23 September

SCIRT – Traffic Update from the 23 September

Monday, 23 September 2013 9:15 a.m. by Transport4chch