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The Other Side To The Recovery

The Other Side To The Recovery

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 6:09 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Recently I have been writing here, weekly, about current events and activities, such as new buildings, where insurers and authorities are at and the progress being made. At times this has been criticized for not discussing the issues people are facing, such as the housing shortage, insurance etc. Whilst these issues are of grave concern, there is also an appropriate time and place for discussions on these and to focus on solutions and outcomes.  

TWO MILLION DOLLARS OF FINANCIAL HELP AVAILABLE TO CANTERBURY COMMUNITY GROUPS

TWO MILLION DOLLARS OF FINANCIAL HELP AVAILABLE TO CANTERBURY COMMUNITY GROUPS

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 5:39 p.m. by Commtrust Featured

Three years on from the Canterbury earthquakes, many community and social  service organisations remain stretched by additional demand for their services.

MBIE guidance for multi-unit residential buildings released

MBIE guidance for multi-unit residential buildings released

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 4:14 p.m. by GovtDBH

Additional MBIE guidance for multi-unit residential buildings released

Building Amendment (Earthquake Prone Buildings) Bill

Building Amendment (Earthquake Prone Buildings) Bill

Monday, 14 April 2014 2:58 p.m. by PRNews

Release: Ann Brower

Migrant rebuild workers face housing crisis

Migrant rebuild workers face housing crisis

Monday, 14 April 2014 11:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch businesses which are reliant on migrant workers are sounding the alarm about a shortage of accommodation for new recruits.

Campaign finds 50 houses to fix

Campaign finds 50 houses to fix

Monday, 14 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A community-led Christchurch door-knocking campaign to find cold, unsafe and unsanitary homes before winter has identified more than 50 in need of repair.

Land advertising underway

Land advertising underway

Friday, 11 April 2014 3:16 p.m. by GovtEQC

 

1000th Christchurch state house repair marked

1000th Christchurch state house repair marked

Friday, 11 April 2014 12:46 p.m. by GovtBeehive

1000th Christchurch state house repair marked

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting 10/4/2014

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting 10/4/2014

Thursday, 10 April 2014 5:45 p.m. by GovtCCC

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

14 High Risk Intersections in Christchurch to be improved

14 High Risk Intersections in Christchurch to be improved

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 11:30 a.m. by NickyWagner

Christchurch has 14 of the New Zealand’s riskiest intersections and they are being  targeted for safety improvements as part of the Government’s on-going effort to reduce death and injury on our roads.

Angus Bargh: Christchurch Roads

Angus Bargh: Christchurch Roads

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 10:51 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Transportation Planning Manager for SCIRT Angus Bargh talks to Newstalk ZB's Richard Green about the traffic clogging up the cities roads.

Quake Rebuild Insurance Woes Relentless

Quake Rebuild Insurance Woes Relentless

Monday, 7 April 2014 4:24 p.m. by InsuranceWatch Popular

Quake Rebuild Insurance Woes Relentless

Let’s Find & Fix

Let’s Find & Fix

Monday, 7 April 2014 10:21 a.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

Future Chch likely a letdown

Future Chch likely 'a letdown'

Monday, 7 April 2014 9:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

New Alpine Fault Earthquake Research

New Alpine Fault Earthquake Research

Monday, 7 April 2014 9:11 a.m. by geology

Lets Find and Fix helping Chch for winter

Let's Find and Fix helping Chch for winter

Thursday, 3 April 2014 7:31 p.m. by Media3News

A new community-led campaign will make repairs to what could be hundreds of damaged homes.

Community Energy Action’s Curtain Bank going mobile

Community Energy Action’s Curtain Bank going mobile

Thursday, 3 April 2014 11:46 a.m. by Jaimita_de_Jongh

The Curtain Bank is one of Community Energy Action Charitable Trust’s projects.

More Canterbury children seek help

More Canterbury children seek help

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 3:53 p.m. by PRNews

Release: 0800Whatsup

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Pay Outs Crosses $11 Billion Mark

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Pay Outs Crosses $11 Billion Mark

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 11:29 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Pay Outs Crosses $11 Billion Mark

Quake insurance payouts top $11 billion

Quake insurance payouts top $11 billion

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 6:16 a.m. by Media3News

Canterbury earthquake victims have now collected more than $11 billion in insurance claims.

30 homes in anti-liquefaction pilot

30 homes in anti-liquefaction pilot

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The number of Canterbury properties with increased liquefaction risk will not be known before May, the Earthquake Commission (EQC) says.

Lynched- Monday 31 March - Phil Twyford

Lynched- Monday 31 March - Phil Twyford

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 12:51 p.m. by ChrisLynch Featured

 

Govt cash urged for housing

Govt cash urged for housing

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government should be intervening in Christchurch's housing market by making low-interest loans available to developers so the cost of building homes is reduced.

Funding boost for social housing

Funding boost for social housing

Monday, 31 March 2014 10:52 a.m. by PRNews

Five community housing providers are to receive $14 million from the Government and the Canterbury Community Trust (TCCT) to build 75 units in Christchurch, Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and TCCT trustee Sue McKenzie announced today.

High Court earthquake list

High Court earthquake list

Monday, 31 March 2014 8:45 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Council adopts cycleway route names

Council adopts cycleway route names

Thursday, 27 March 2014 3:37 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Riders pedalling along the city’s new Major Cycleway routes will be able to navigate their way along the Papanui Parallel, Wheels to Wings, Quarryman’s Trail or Nor’West Arc.

Pre-notification feedback sought on District Plan review options

Pre-notification feedback sought on District Plan review options

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 3:37 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch residents and property owners are urged to let the Council know their views on options on draft chapters and maps being considered as part of the District Plan review.

Insurance service tackles 80 cases

Insurance service tackles 80 cases

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Featured

Mike Coleman is promising to tone it down.

Guidance for risk-based building consenting

Guidance for risk-based building consenting

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 2:20 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

This document outlines the Risk Based Building Consents.

Christchurch Rebuild: Dominick Stephens: Lets not go blindly into the danger phase

Christchurch Rebuild: Dominick Stephens: Let's not go blindly into the 'danger' phase

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 5:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

This rebuild is a huge task to be undertaken in a tiny economy.

Suburban development killing CBD

Suburban development killing CBD

Monday, 24 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council wants to stem the haemorrhage of business from the central city by clamping down on commercial growth in the suburbs.

Quake repairs: Can we trust insurers?

Quake repairs: Can we trust insurers?

Saturday, 22 March 2014 10:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Featured

What is going on when the insurers start talking about jacking and packing your foundations? Are Cantabrians getting a fair deal? JOHN McCRONE investigates.

Dumping in Residential Red Zone under investigation

Dumping in Residential Red Zone under investigation

Friday, 21 March 2014 2:08 p.m. by GovtCera

While the dumping of commercial and domestic waste in the Residential Red Zone has been an issue for some time, a joint investigation by CERA, ECan and the Christchurch City Council in to illegal industrial waste dumping by a contractor is now underway.

Disillusionment And Stress in Canterbury

Disillusionment And Stress in Canterbury

Thursday, 20 March 2014 12:18 p.m. by Allright Popular

The CERA Wellbeing Survey highlights the stresses caused by living in a post-disaster environment.

Secondary stressors now a larger factor for earthquake affected residents

Secondary stressors now a larger factor for earthquake affected residents

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 10:17 a.m. by GovtCera

Results of the third Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Wellbeing Survey released today show secondary stressors are now more keenly felt by those affected by the earthquakes.

Lynched- Monday 17 March - Lianne Dalziel

Lynched- Monday 17 March - Lianne Dalziel

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 10:02 a.m. by ChrisLynch

Call to spend land-damage payouts fixing sections

Call to spend land-damage payouts fixing sections

Monday, 17 March 2014 11:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurers want a law change so in future people are forced to use EQC land-damage payouts on fixing their sections rather than pocketing the money or spending it elsewhere.

A request to Council.

A request to Council.

Monday, 17 March 2014 8:25 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Thank you for the Hazard Forum on the weekend.

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Rebuild Programme Presentation

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Rebuild Programme Presentation

Monday, 17 March 2014 2:45 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Rebuild Programme. Presented by Samson Samasoni, ICNZ Communications Manager

Quake floor levels under review

Quake floor levels under review

Monday, 17 March 2014 2:10 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Rebuild Programme Progress Presentation by ICNZ

Rebuild Programme Progress Presentation by ICNZ

Monday, 17 March 2014 12:45 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Popular

CanCERN and Insurance Council New Zealand facilitated a session for a small group of community leaders including look in more detail at the Canterbury Insurance Rebuild Programme progress.

Recovery not just an insurance issue

Recovery not just an 'insurance issue'

Monday, 17 March 2014 9:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

EQC waiting for us to die

EQC 'waiting for us to die'

Friday, 14 March 2014 11:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

The boxes are still stacked up in Marlene Naish's home.

Agencies prepared in case of heavy rain

Agencies prepared in case of heavy rain

Friday, 14 March 2014 5:01 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended

Key agencies met this afternoon to finalise preparations ahead of forecast rain over the weekend.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Friday, 14 March 2014 4:20 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Thank you.

Questions and answers from CERA

Questions and answers from CERA

Friday, 14 March 2014 12:07 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Questions asked 17 February via email to CERA. 

Fund available for suburban centre projects

Fund available for suburban centre projects

Thursday, 13 March 2014 10:33 p.m. by GovtCCC

A fund for transitional projects in suburban centres is open for applications.

Agencies prepare city for forecast extreme weather

Agencies prepare city for forecast extreme weather

Thursday, 13 March 2014 11:55 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council, Civil Defence and key agencies are putting precautions in place ahead of forecast rain over the weekend.

Reid Stiven: How is EQC doing?

Reid Stiven: How is EQC doing?

Thursday, 13 March 2014 11:51 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Reid Stiven from the EQC talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about how things are going with EQC and how he feels they are dealing with people's claims

Focus on older wood burners this winter

Focus on older wood burners this winter

Thursday, 13 March 2014 11:17 a.m. by GovtECAN

This winter, homeowners with wood burners which are 15 or more years old will be under the spotlight as Environment Canterbury continues its commitment to protecting the community’s health by cleaning up Canterbury air.

Has EQC prioritised VIPs, Politicians, TV and Sports Stars insurance claims ahead of the elderly and vulnerable?

Has EQC prioritised VIP's, Politicians, TV and Sports Stars insurance claims ahead of the elderly and vulnerable?

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 8:49 p.m. by WeCAN Popular

Have EQC prioritised VIP's, Politicians, TV and Sports Stars insurance claims ahead of the elderly and vulnerable?! !

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Four: Anchornomics

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Four: Anchornomics

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:17 p.m. by BarnabyBennett

“Is this what you meant?”

Deal with EQC on housing gets closer

Deal with EQC on housing gets closer

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 1:14 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council says it is making progress in its bid to reach a global settlement with the Earthquake Commission (EQC) for damage to its social housing stock.

Thousands call for insurance advice

Thousands call for insurance advice

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 1:14 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians frustrated by earthquake insurance claims have contacted a Government-run advisory service more than 3500 times in 10 months.

Free community forum on living with natural hazards

Free community forum on living with natural hazards

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 4:19 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council is holding a free community forum on Saturday 15 March to explain natural hazards and risks in our changing environment and how we are planning for the future.

Updated Customer Guide to CHRP

Updated Customer Guide to CHRP

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 1:15 p.m. by GovtEQC Recommended

 

Flood damage? What we cover.

Flood damage? What we cover.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 12:38 p.m. by GovtEQC

 

BNZ’s Future Hub mobilises to help Chch flood afflicted

BNZ’s Future Hub mobilises to help Chch flood afflicted

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 11:24 a.m. by BNZbank

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 9:45 am

Christchurch City rating value rises

Christchurch City rating value rises

Monday, 10 March 2014 5:02 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council’s first post-quake property revaluation indicates the city’s total Rating Value has risen from $75 billion to $84 billion.