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Government to fight red zone ruling

Government to fight red zone ruling

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 10:51 a.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Statement regarding Christchurch East By-Election and Rebuild Christchurch

Statement regarding Christchurch East By-Election and Rebuild Christchurch

Monday, 26 August 2013 5:48 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

On Friday I officially submitted my nomination with Labour to seek the selection for the Christchurch East By-Election which will be held as a result of Lianne Dalziel stepping down from her MP role to campaign to be the next Mayor of Christchurch. My media statement is

Court overturns redzone buyout offer

Court overturns redzone buyout offer

Monday, 26 August 2013 3:50 p.m. by Media3News

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and the chief executive of CERA have been ordered to reconsider their offer to buy properties in the Christchurch redzone.

 

The Christchurch High Court has found an offer made to displaced residents "was not made according to the law".

 

"It is apparent that payments of 50 percent of the land r ...

Editorial: Christchurch rebuild needs more action

Editorial: Christchurch rebuild needs more action

Monday, 26 August 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

What exactly is the holdup in Christchurch? A year has passed since the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority drew up a plan for the rebuild of the city centre but nothing seems to be happening. One potential investor, the New Zealand Super Fund, has expressed its frustration. The fund's chief executive, Adrian Orr, told the last week it is keen to put money into Christchurch once they can assess what is proposed. But it was still not clear to him who has responsibility for the major ...

National opens nominations for Chch East By-election

National opens nominations for Chch East By-election

Sunday, 25 August 2013 2:03 p.m. by PRNews

Nominations for the National Party’s candidate to contest the upcoming Christchurch East By-election open tomorrow (Monday 26 August).

Blog update - going into recess

Blog update - going into recess

Saturday, 24 August 2013 8:15 a.m. by avonsidechch Featured Popular

The Avonside Blog is going into recess. Why?

CanCERN Newsletter #97 -  23rd August 2013

CanCERN Newsletter #97 - 23rd August 2013

Friday, 23 August 2013 4:52 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

Dear Members

Community groups worried about pace, quality of repairs

Community groups worried about pace, quality of repairs

Thursday, 22 August 2013 7:48 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

A third of owners query quake repairs

A third of owners query quake repairs

Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:49 a.m. by MediaThePress

More than a third of Christchurch homeowners are unhappy with their earthquake repairs, a survey has found.

CANTERBURY RECOVERY UPDATE 20 August 2013

CANTERBURY RECOVERY UPDATE 20 August 2013

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 2:42 p.m. by IAGinsurance Featured Popular

Update on rebuild business page here: 

Statement from Jane Parfitt, Acting Christchurch City Council Chief Executive, on meetings to resolve rates resolutions

Statement from Jane Parfitt, Acting Christchurch City Council Chief Executive, on meetings to resolve rates resolutions

Monday, 19 August 2013 5:24 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council Acting Chief Executive Jane Parfitt met with the Department of Internal Affairs and the Office of the Auditor-General last Friday.

CanCERN Newsletter #96 -  16th August 2013

CanCERN Newsletter #96 - 16th August 2013

Friday, 16 August 2013 5:27 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

Dear Members

New road closures New Brighton – from next week

New road closures New Brighton – from next week

Friday, 16 August 2013 3:02 p.m. by Transport4chch

New road closures will be in place in New Brighton while SCIRT delivery team Fulton Hogan work on the wastewater pipe project in this area.

Frosts Road – northbound only from 19 August

Frosts Road – northbound only from 19 August

Friday, 16 August 2013 1:12 p.m. by Transport4chch

Frosts Road will be northbound only from Monday 19 August.

Website Update August 2013 - How to Engage

Website Update August 2013 - How to Engage

Thursday, 15 August 2013 1:31 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

UC research peoples positive outlook three years on

UC research people's positive outlook three years on

Thursday, 15 August 2013 12:12 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

New fund focuses on quality of life in Canterbury

New fund focuses on quality of life in Canterbury

Thursday, 15 August 2013 11:58 a.m. by Commtrust Popular

The Canterbury Community Trust (‘the Trust’) is proactively supporting innovation and employment by launching a new $2.5 million Social Enterprise Fund, says a leading US public policy consultant.

Surveyors not needed for floor tilt checks - EQC

Surveyors not needed for floor tilt checks - EQC

Thursday, 15 August 2013 10:58 a.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

New Brighton Project Newsletter August 2013

New Brighton Project Newsletter August 2013

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 8:12 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

Utility of land- EQC  land claims rather than Govt. buy out etc.

Utility of land- EQC land claims rather than Govt. buy out etc.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 6:29 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Here is an excerpt from an e-mail I received regarding land claims.  It contains some very useful information for anyone willing to wade through it.

New Energy Grants for the Christchurch Rebuild

New Energy Grants for the Christchurch Rebuild

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 6:26 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

The Christchurch Agency for Energy has established a $1.8 million fund in a bid to reduce carbon emissions by encouraging sustainable energy initiatives in the city rebuild.

CCC Floor Levels

CCC Floor Levels

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 12:42 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Information about floor levels and changes resulting from the earthquakes can be found on the council’s website here: .

Sustainable construction forum

Sustainable construction forum

Monday, 12 August 2013 5:50 p.m. by the_csbf Featured Popular

RebuildChristchurch.co.nz Partnering to Promote Job Vacancies

RebuildChristchurch.co.nz Partnering to Promote Job Vacancies

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 12:08 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Featured Popular

 

Home Sum Insured Package

Home Sum Insured Package

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 10:40 p.m. by pacsol

 

Christchurch Reimagined: Dancing in Dry July

Christchurch Reimagined: Dancing in Dry July

Friday, 19 July 2013 11:20 a.m. by TourismChCh Popular

 

Council consents technically sound

Council consents technically sound

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 10:49 a.m. by MediaThePress Featured Popular

No safety problems have been found with a sample of building consents issued by the Christchurch City Council this year.

CanCERN Newsletter #91 - 12 July  2013

CanCERN Newsletter #91 - 12 July 2013

Friday, 12 July 2013 5:29 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

Tenants Protection Association surveys renters

Tenants Protection Association surveys renters

Monday, 8 July 2013 7:11 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Some Christchurch residents are trapped in unaffordable accommodation unable to move to healthier rental accommodation, to pay for heating or save up for a deposit to purchase a home, according to a survey by the Tenants Protection Association.

SCIRT e-news 8 July, 2013

SCIRT e-news 8 July, 2013

Monday, 8 July 2013 6:21 p.m. by SCIRT Popular

Topics covered in this issue of SCIRT e-news:

Book Launch "Would You Like A Toilet With That?

Book Launch "Would You Like A Toilet With That?

Sunday, 7 July 2013 3:55 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Public Notice: Draft Land Use Recovery Plan

Public Notice: Draft Land Use Recovery Plan

Saturday, 6 July 2013 6:00 a.m. by GovtCera Featured Popular

The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Gerry Brownlee has received the draft Land Use Recovery Plan from Environment Canterbury. Environment Canterbury developed the draft Land Use Recovery Plan with its strategic partners Christchurch City Council, Selwyn and Waimakariri District Councils, Te Rūnunga o Ngāi Tahu, NZ Transport Agency and CERA, as directed in November 2012 under Section 16 of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011.

Decision to not seek re-election statement from mayor Bob Parker

Decision to not seek re-election statement from mayor Bob Parker

Friday, 5 July 2013 7:57 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Their strength astonishes me and I know they now deserve to move forward with their lives with a new Mayor at the helm.  Everyone deserves a fresh start and this city needs to be led by someone who has the energy and drive to take them on this journey.The future is so bright for this magnificent city and I know there are many tremendous things already starting to happen here. 

The DBH Guidelines and EQC – Operation ‘Hoodwink’

The DBH Guidelines and EQC – Operation ‘Hoodwink’

Friday, 5 July 2013 6:28 p.m. by user1 Popular

If you are a homeowner in Canterbury and have made an insurance claim for earthquake damage, then this article may be of interest to you.  However, reader discretion is advised – the conclusions may be alarming.

Riskpool will cease cover for council works

Riskpool will cease cover for council works

Friday, 5 July 2013 5:39 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council has today received advice from Riskpool, its professional indemnity and public liability insurer, that Riskpool will cease cover for council works arising under the Building Act, effective for all claims from 1 July 2013.

NZ Post drops red zone mail deliveries

NZ Post drops red zone mail deliveries

Friday, 5 July 2013 5:23 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Statement from New Zealand Post spokesman Michael Tull:

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 23 (July 2013)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 23 (July 2013)

Friday, 5 July 2013 4:43 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

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Land Use Recovery Plan passed to Minister

Land Use Recovery Plan passed to Minister

Friday, 5 July 2013 3:30 p.m. by GovtECAN Featured Popular

Environment Canterbury today handed the draft Land Use Recovery Plan for greater Christchurch to Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee. Mr Brownlee gave Environment Canterbury responsibility for developing the plan late last year.

Crown Manager to be appointed to assist Council

Crown Manager to be appointed to assist Council

Thursday, 4 July 2013 5:12 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The Christchurch City Council today invited Local Government Minister, Hon Chris Tremain to put in place a Crown Manager to address problems with its building consents processes, and help regain its accreditation from IANZ.

Recently consented buildings set to be audited

Recently consented buildings set to be audited

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 6:23 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Building and Construction

Council approves plan for next three years

Council approves plan for next three years

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 6:00 p.m. by GovtCCC

Following four weeks of community consultation, 372 written submissions, three days of public hearings and several days of deliberations, Christchurch City Council yesterday adopted a Three Year Plan.

Council should have focused on recovery

Council 'should have focused on recovery'

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 3:44 p.m. by Media3News

Govt welcomes Mayor’s statement on consenting

Govt welcomes Mayor’s statement on consenting

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 1:10 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Building and Construction

Mobile app for Christchurch road users

Mobile app for Christchurch road users

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 12:55 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users in Christchurch wanting increased access to the information provided by   are able to access the mobile application for iPhone, iPod touch devices and Android devices.

Christchurch needs better roads

Christchurch needs better roads

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 8:51 a.m. by MediaThePress

 Thwack, thump, kerplunk: That's what it is like driving over Christchurch's rollercoaster roads.

Family happy with red-zoned home to call their own

Family happy with red-zoned home to call their own

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

After two years in a rental, Virginia Tatton and her partner are moving into their new home - but they have not had to call a builder or a real estate agent.

Govt will propose solutions to consenting issue

Govt will propose solutions to consenting issue

Monday, 1 July 2013 5:05 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Home repairs hit halfway milestone

Home repairs hit halfway milestone

Thursday, 27 June 2013 10:42 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

New Brighton Project Newsletter June 2013

New Brighton Project Newsletter June 2013

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 1:39 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

 

Change of luck for earthquake victim

Change of luck for earthquake victim

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 1:23 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release:  Palliside Weatherboards

EQC - Ground remediation trials

EQC - Ground remediation trials

Monday, 24 June 2013 4:34 p.m. by GovtEQC Featured Popular

As part of its research function, EQC is investigating the viability of new land strengthening methods for properties that are prone to liquefaction. If successful, the research would provide a range of techniques for anyone contemplating building, and possibly more economic methods for strengthening land under existing properties.

Weather and road update 10am Friday 21st June 2013

Weather and road update 10am Friday 21st June 2013

Friday, 21 June 2013 10:01 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Latest forecasts advise snow is expected to ease off this morning, turning to showers and hail this afternoon. Further snow is possible overnight and tomorrow morning.

TEMPORARY REPAIRS AND WINTER WEATHER

TEMPORARY REPAIRS AND WINTER WEATHER

Thursday, 20 June 2013 4:17 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Landscape is temporary

Landscape is temporary

Thursday, 20 June 2013 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Labour expects a tough by-election

Labour expects a tough by-election

Thursday, 20 June 2013 5:29 a.m. by Media3News

Neighbours urged to share quake info

Neighbours urged to share quake info

Thursday, 20 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission is hoping to tap claimants' neighbourly spirit as it tackles some of its most complex cases.

Coordinated winter resilience programme rolled out

Coordinated winter resilience programme rolled out

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 3:37 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says a group of companies and agencies involved in the recovery have combined to share knowledge and create a winter resilience campaign, ensuring all parties know what each is doing and promising to refer those who need help on to their partners as required.