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Christchurch barristers return to the CBD

Christchurch barristers return to the CBD

Friday, 29 May 2015 10:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

A group of lawyers are returning to the Christchurch city centre after several years in the suburbs.

Wrong visa lands rebuild workers firm in hot water

Wrong visa lands rebuild worker's firm in hot water

Thursday, 28 May 2015 3:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

The scramble for qualified tradespeople for the Christchurch rebuild has led to an appearance in court by a firm that employed a tiler with the wrong immigration visa.

Funding for more Christchurch youth events

Funding for more Christchurch youth events

Thursday, 28 May 2015 2:24 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Funding for more Christchurch youth events

Funding for more Christchurch youth events

Thursday, 28 May 2015 2:22 p.m. by GovtCera

Christchurch youth councils will be creating fun and exciting events this winter as a result of a funding boost from the 2014 Winter Chill programme, Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner says.

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament $45m four-year revamp

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament $45m four-year revamp

Thursday, 28 May 2015 2:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's quake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament will be revamped to the tune of $45 million over four years.

Detailed Repair/Rebuild Analysis (DRA) in the news

Detailed Repair/Rebuild Analysis (DRA) in the news

Thursday, 28 May 2015 12:46 a.m. by SouthernResponse

You may have seen coverage in the media regarding information we provide to our customers - in particular, the Detailed Repair/Rebuild Analysis (DRA) which records the building elements of your home and the earthquake damage sustained.

Southern Response withheld insurance information to avoid confusion

Southern Response withheld insurance information to avoid 'confusion'

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 10:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

Southern Response kept some costs information from earthquake claimants to avoid "confusion" over the amounts of their insurance settlements.

Get the Slides: Insurance Dilemma Meeting – Over 600 attended

Get the Slides: Insurance Dilemma Meeting – Over 600 attended

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 10:46 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants

A great turn out at the Insurance Dilemma Meeting arranged by Claimants 4 Claimants and supported by Lane Neave and Anthony Harper. It is understood that  World Vision raised over $1500 – what an amazing effort. If you wish to find copies of the presentations they can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/Jotomero/ It is understood that […]

Camp Central

Camp Central

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 1:08 a.m. by peterboroughvillage

Camp Central, a temporary campervan park for the Peterborough-Manchester SW corner. With facilities and 24 hour on-site management. Camp Central PDF  

North Col Landscape Project

North Col Landscape Project

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:56 a.m. by peterboroughvillage

Information from the North Col Landscape Project Meeting – Thursday 21st, May 2015 North Col Presentation North Col Transitional Landscape Project_Appendix_Version Two_25_02_2015

North Col Streetscape Project

North Col Streetscape Project

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:56 a.m. by peterboroughvillage

Information from the North Col Landscape Project Meeting – Thursday 21st, May 2015 North Col Presentation North Col Transitional Landscape Project_Appendix_Version Two_25_02_2015

Christchurch red zone compensation plan delayed

Christchurch red zone compensation plan delayed

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 6:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Owners of vacant, commercial and uninsured properties in Christchurch's residential red zones will have to wait another two months to get a revised buyout offer.

Red Cross packs help with Christchurch cold

Red Cross packs help with Christchurch cold

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 5:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch red zone dwellers and low income families have been given winter care packages to help them through the cold snap.

Computers stolen from St Albans School

Computers stolen from St Albans School

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 3:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

In the third week of May, four desktop computers were stolen from the junior block of St Albans Primary School. Deputy Principal Glen McKenzie said that it served as a reminder to the community that even good security systems are not infallible. “We thought we had pretty good …

Update on Burwood Hospital Rebuild

Update on Burwood Hospital Rebuild

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 3:41 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

The construction of purpose-designed facilities for older people requiring hospital level rehabilitation and care at Burwood Hospital has passed the half-way mark.

Deadline for Publication of Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan Extended

Deadline for Publication of Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan Extended

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 2:47 p.m. by GovtCera

The deadline for the Chief Executive of CERA to make public his proposals on Crown offers to buy vacant, commercial and uninsured improved properties in the residential red zones has been extended.

Deadline for Publication of Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan Extended

Deadline for Publication of Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan Extended

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 2:08 p.m. by GovtCera

The deadline for the Chief Executive of CERA to make public his proposals on Crown offers to buy vacant, commercial and uninsured improved properties in the residential red zones has been extended.

True Green Homes collapses, couple loses $100k

True Green Homes collapses, couple loses $100k

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 1:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

When their builder went bust, a Christchurch couple thought they could at least pick up the pieces and start again.

Public Trust Office Building demolition rejected again

Public Trust Office Building demolition rejected again

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 1:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has rejected a second request for demolition of the heritage-listed Public Trust Office Building in central Christchurch.

Presentations from Cash Settlement evening May 25th

Presentations from Cash Settlement evening May 25th

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 11:30 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Here are the presentations from the Cash Settlement meeting held at the Transitional Cathedral last night. *         http://www.slideshare.net/Jotomero/may-2015-the-insurance-dilemma *         http://www.slideshare.net/Jotomero/dr-duncan-webb-of-lane-neavecash-settlments *         http://www.slideshare.net/Jotomero/peter-woods-of-anothony-harpercash-settlments-and-eqcFiled under: Uncategorized

Tower shares up on dividend hike, share buyback

Tower shares up on dividend hike, share buyback

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 9:40 a.m. by MediaHerald

Tower shares rose today to a month-high after the general insurer hiked its interim dividend and confirmed an on-market share buyback after lifting first-half earnings 36 percent on rising premiums and fewer claims.The stock jumped...

Tower shares up on dividend hike, share buyback

Tower shares up on dividend hike, share buyback

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 9:40 a.m. by MediaHerald

Tower shares rose today to a month-high after the general insurer hiked its interim dividend and confirmed an on-market share buyback after lifting first-half earnings 36 percent on rising premiums and fewer claims.The stock jumped...

Reflections from Copenhagen – Part II

Reflections from Copenhagen – Part II

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 7:56 a.m. by GapFiller

Five weeks in Copenhagen now. It’s hard to know what to report and what to leave out.   I finally visited the famous Danish Architecture Centre. Pretty incredible that my first trip there was to participate in an event (more on that later). The current exhibition is called Co-Create Your City, and is a very […]

How Id fix Christchurchs quake-hit eastern suburbs

How I'd fix Christchurch's quake-hit eastern suburbs

Monday, 25 May 2015 3:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

Frustrated residents living in Christchurch's say it's time "positive change" started to take place in the area.

CTV building memorial at centre of Knox Plaza

CTV building memorial at centre of Knox Plaza

Monday, 25 May 2015 1:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

When Graham Bennett's new public sculpture Extant is officially opened early in June, John Ryder, Christchurch businessman and owner of Knox Plaza on Victoria Street, will be thinking of his former-business partner Brian Taylor and the 80 staff and students from Kings Education at the CTV building who lost their lives in the February 2011 quake.

Relationships Aotearoa closing would be just the start, warns sector

Relationships Aotearoa closing would be just the start, warns sector

Monday, 25 May 2015 11:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

The funding crisis, which may force the closure of Relationships Aotearoa could just be the start of a "challenging time" for Canterbury social services.

Christchurchs $53 million bus interchange opens

Christchurch's $53 million bus interchange opens

Monday, 25 May 2015 10:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

University students, school pupils and tradesmen were among the dozens of people catching a bus for the first time at Christchurch's new bus interchange.

On this day - 1968 Inangahua Earthquake

On this day - 1968 Inangahua Earthquake

Monday, 25 May 2015 9:27 a.m. by GovtEQC

Bus Interchange opening signals new era

Bus Interchange opening signals new era

Monday, 25 May 2015 9:04 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

This weeks seminar at the In The Know Hub

This week's seminar at the In The Know Hub

Sunday, 24 May 2015 11:36 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The In the Know Hub’s next cash settlement seminar coming up will be called

Canterbury mood disorders up post quake, boozing halved

Canterbury mood disorders up post quake, boozing halved

Sunday, 24 May 2015 11:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

Health professionals are at a loss to explain the findings of a Canterbury health study showing hazardous drinking has almost halved since the 2011 earthquakes.

Mt Pleasant News 22 May

Mt Pleasant News 22 May

Sunday, 24 May 2015 12:36 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Sponsor A Square Foot update Wow! The grand total for the Sponsor a Square Foot campaign is now up to $68,203.59! We reckon we will achieve our our goal of $100,000 from the community if […]

Free E-Book Special Report on insurance cash pay-outs and Cash Settlement public meeting details

Free E-Book Special Report on insurance cash pay-outs and Cash Settlement public meeting details

Saturday, 23 May 2015 10:04 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

This may be a useful resource for people. It is a free e-book special report on Cash settlements. Click on their website to down load the information. http://www.asqs.co.nz/. Have you been offered a cash pay-out instead of a repair for your …

Red-zone forest park an unmissable opportunity

Red-zone forest park an unmissable opportunity

Friday, 22 May 2015 4:50 p.m. by greeningtheredzone Popular

Returning the Avon River Red Zone to a large native forest park will improve health, wealth and wellbeing – and is an opportunity Christchurch can’t afford to miss.

Archives New Zealand to rebuild Christchurch facility

Archives New Zealand to rebuild Christchurch facility

Friday, 22 May 2015 4:27 p.m. by GovtBeehive

The Budget confirms $6.1 million in operating funding over the next four years and $13 million of capital funding from the Future Investment Fund to rebuild Archives New Zealand’s Christchurch facility in Wigram, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne says.

Education Update

Education Update

Friday, 22 May 2015 3:22 p.m. by GapFiller

EDUCATION UPDATE!  Here’s an update from Sally Airey, our Education and Outreach Coordinator about all things education and the city. School visits have increased dramatically this term with Kids to Town funding (CCC/TCCT joint initiative). This comprises information about Gap Filler and projects (and initiatives in central city) sent out to schools to encourage them to […]

Government commits to greater earthquake claims support for Southern Response if its $1b pledge is not enough.

Government commits to greater earthquake claims support for Southern Response if its $1b pledge is not enough.

Friday, 22 May 2015 2:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has promised to back all of Southern Response's earthquake claims even if the company needs more than the $1 billion of Government support already pledged.

Earthquake stress triggers mental health issues

Earthquake stress triggers mental health issues

Friday, 22 May 2015 1:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Tony is a 32-year-old man who had hoped to get a job in the rebuild after his marriage broke up in Ashburton but couldn't get a job. He became depressed and suicidal and was admitted to HIllmorton where he was treated and recovered well.

Change.org Update

Change.org Update

Friday, 22 May 2015 12:55 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Canterbury Claimants just posted an update, Rt Hon. John Key – Prime Minister, Hon. Gerry Brownlee – Minister Responsible for: Canterbury Earthquake, EQC, Southern Response, Hon. Nick Smith – Minister Responsible for Building and Housing, Ho…: Conduct a truly independent …

Earthquake disaster movie San Andreas coming to Christchurch

Earthquake disaster movie San Andreas coming to Christchurch

Friday, 22 May 2015 11:14 a.m. by MediaStuff

It might be more than four years since the horrific events of February 22, 2011, but are Christchurch cinemagoers ready to see a Hollywood blockbuster about a devastating earthquake?

On this Day - 1960 - Huge earthquake hits Chile

On this Day - 1960 - Huge earthquake hits Chile

Friday, 22 May 2015 10:23 a.m. by GovtEQC

Police station implosion plan changed to avoid clash with marathon

Police station implosion plan changed to avoid clash with marathon

Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

Plans to implode Christchurch's old police station have been changed to avoid a potential clash with the city's marathon.

Police station implosion wont clash with Christchurch Marathon

Police station implosion won't clash with Christchurch Marathon

Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

The implosion of Christchurch's old central police station will not clash with the Christchurch Marathon.

Extra money for Christchurch rebuild

Extra money for Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 21 May 2015 9:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

An additional $108 million of Government money is being poured into Christchurch's rebuild to ensure anchor projects stay on track.

Budget 2015: $27m boost for Christchurch recovery

Budget 2015: $27m boost for Christchurch recovery

Thursday, 21 May 2015 3:24 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Government has boosted funding for Christchurch's post-quake recovery by another $27 million in today's Budget.A total of $107.8 million has been put aside over the next four years, taking the Government's contribution to the...

New opening date for Bus Interchange

New opening date for Bus Interchange

Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:48 p.m. by GovtCera

Christchurch's new Bus Interchange will open to the public, and services will begin operating from it, on Monday 25 May.

EQC complaint against The Press upheld

EQC complaint against The Press upheld

Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:47 p.m. by GovtEQC

 

Preliminary Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan – guest blog by Jan Burney

Preliminary Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan – guest blog by Jan Burney

Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:00 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

“This is the first opportunity to provide your views on whether the Crown should make new offers to buy vacant, commercial and uninsured properties in the residential red zone and, if so, how such offers should be structured. The Crown …

Govt support for Canterbury rebuild now $16.5b

Govt support for Canterbury rebuild now $16.5b

Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:35 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Budget 2015

MediaWorks are about to make a decision on the future of Campbell Live

MediaWorks are about to make a decision on the future of Campbell Live

Thursday, 21 May 2015 10:23 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Click on this link below and make your voice count! BREAKING: MediaWorks are about to make a decision on the future of Campbell Live.     ~Future Proofing for a sustainable, participatory, democratic society. https://thechristchurchfiasco.wordpress.com/about/ https://twitter.com/fiascofiles http://www.facebook.com/thechristchurchfiascoFiled under: Uncategorized

Council reminds residents to check sewer pipes

Council reminds residents to check sewer pipes

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 4:21 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is urging people to get underground pipes checked for damage before earthquake repairs are done.

Time to ditch Christchurchs central city rebuild plan

Time to ditch Christchurch's central city rebuild plan

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 2:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Last weekend,  published a timeline of progress on Christchurch's rebuild. Of the 19 projects listed, 14 will not be completed on time and some, let's face it, may not be completed at all.

Prime Minister says Christchurch convention centre costs "prohibitive"

Prime Minister says Christchurch convention centre costs "prohibitive"

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 12:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Costs for a Christchurch Convention Centre have blown out meaning budget pruning work is needed, Prime Minister John Key says.

Cash payment warranted quake workers dismissal - ERA

Cash payment warranted quake worker's dismissal - ERA

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 2:36 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch earthquake recovery worker has lost an unjustifiable dismissal case after claiming cash he received for helping a contractor was "just a mate helping a mate".