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Settlement of Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Claims Continues Apace, Topping $13 Billion

Settlement of Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Claims Continues Apace, Topping $13 Billion

Friday, 31 October 2014 4:13 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

The settling of Canterbury earthquake private insurance claims continues apace as pay outs hit the $13 billion mark, advancing at $10 million a day in 2014.

CBD – Available Routes Map 31st October to 7th November

CBD – Available Routes Map 31st October to 7th November

Friday, 31 October 2014 3:45 p.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Please click here to download the network map  -  Available Routes Map

Television Series To Support Insurance Information

Television Series To Support Insurance Information

Friday, 31 October 2014 3:30 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Featured

Rebuild Christchurch is partnering with CTV to run a 2-part series that takes us behind the scenes on the residential rebuild in Canterbury. “Covered - restoring our community” looks at how things are progressing post-quake and seeks to get the answers people are wanting on rebuild and insurance matters.

Children ask the hard questions

Children ask the hard questions

Friday, 31 October 2014 3:17 p.m. by GovtCera

Children are asking the hard questions about the greater Christchurch recovery in the new documentary series Hi-Viz.

Police man insurance meeting after threat made

Police man insurance meeting after threat made

Friday, 31 October 2014 1:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

Police and security guards are at the annual meeting of an insurance claims company today after a threat was made.

Geotechnical testing underway for new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Geotechnical testing underway for new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Friday, 31 October 2014 12:19 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council has this week been carrying out geotechnical testing on the QEII Park site that will help it to determine whether the land is suitable for a new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre to be built there.

Improved inversion of SPAC data

Improved inversion of SPAC data

Friday, 31 October 2014 11:20 a.m. by GovtEQC

Compensation no fix for flooding woes

Compensation no fix for flooding woes

Friday, 31 October 2014 10:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

Compensating flood-risk homeowners for the loss of value to their properties does not fix Christchurch's post-quake flooding woes, the Christchurch High Court has heard.

Compensation no fix for flooding woes

Compensation no fix for flooding woes

Friday, 31 October 2014 10:34 a.m. by MediaStuff

Compensating flood-risk homeowners for the loss of value to their properties does not fix Christchurch's post-quake flooding woes, the Christchurch High Court has heard.

Expo to Showcase Christchurch’s Transition to the World’s Best Edible Garden City

Expo to Showcase Christchurch’s Transition to the World’s Best Edible Garden City

Friday, 31 October 2014 10:24 a.m. by PRNews

The Edible Canterbury Expo tomorrow, Saturday, 1 November, will showcase efforts to make Christchurch become the world’s best Edible Garden City.

Clean green natural amenities top community wish-list for the east

Clean green natural amenities top community wish-list for the east

Friday, 31 October 2014 10:16 a.m. by EasternVision Recommended

Initial analysis of the feedback from EVO::SPACE shows a very strong preference for east Christchurch to become the clean green environmental playground of the city.

Ferry Road closed eastbound from Dyers Rd – Sat 1 Nov

Ferry Road closed eastbound from Dyers Rd – Sat 1 Nov

Friday, 31 October 2014 7:55 a.m. by Transport4chch

Ferry Road will be closed to eastbound traffic from Dyers Road roundabout on Saturday 1 November for one day. It will remain open for westbound (city bound) Detours will be signposted for eastbound traffic at Dyers roundabout. Where possible eastbound …

Court ruling could delay rebuild

Court ruling could delay rebuild

Friday, 31 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An insurance company warns that any court ruling passing liability for increased flood risk to insurers would cause major delays in the Christchurch rebuild.

Court ruling could delay rebuild

Court ruling could delay rebuild

Friday, 31 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

An insurance company warns that any court ruling passing liability for increased flood risk to insurers would cause major delays in the Christchurch rebuild.

CTV News Thursday 30th October 2014

CTV News Thursday 30th October 2014

Thursday, 30 October 2014 6:45 p.m. by MediaCTV

Gap filling projects reach crucial juncture

Gap filling projects reach crucial juncture

Thursday, 30 October 2014 2:30 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Lincoln University

Crane drivers to open building

Crane drivers to open building

Thursday, 30 October 2014 2:28 p.m. by PRNews

Release: Parry Field Lawyers

TOWER brings back full replacement cover for homes lost to fire

TOWER brings back full replacement cover for homes lost to fire

Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:00 p.m. by PRNews Popular

TOWER is the only major insurer focusing on all New Zealanders to offer any form of full replacement benefit since the industry move to sum insured in early 2013. Policy holders’ homes will be fully replaced to the same standards as before the fire.

Foo Fighters to put Christchurch on the world map

Foo Fighters to put Christchurch on the world map

Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:41 a.m. by TourismChCh Popular

Christchurch’s AMI Stadium will be transformed from a sporting turf into a giant stage venue for the Foo Fighters’ first Australasian concert on their 20

Residents’ association holding AGM

Residents’ association holding AGM

Thursday, 30 October 2014 9:23 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo Street Start Time: November 1, starts 1.30pm Description: The Residents Association is holding its AGM at the St Albans Community Centre. BBQ trailer on site for lunch if you turn up earlier.

Carmen/Masham Road – possible delays this weekend

Carmen/Masham Road – possible delays this weekend

Thursday, 30 October 2014 8:29 a.m. by Transport4chch

  Sealing on Carmen/Masham Road may cause delays for road users this weekend, 1st and 2nd November. Lane closures will be in place both north and southbound on Carmen/Masham Road. There will be no right turn on all approaches at …

CTV News - UC Arts Centre

CTV News - UC Arts Centre

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 10:54 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - TPPA Christchurch

CTV News - TPPA Christchurch

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 10:54 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Gas Leak

CTV News - Gas Leak

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 10:54 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Child Poverty

CTV News - Child Poverty

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 10:54 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Wednesday October 29th

CTV News Wednesday October 29th

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 8:50 p.m. by MediaCTV

Start-up hub adds to Chch Innovation Precinct

Start-up hub adds to Chch Innovation Precinct

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 3:16 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

CLOSURES Central City – Gas Leak – please avoid - RESOLVED

CLOSURES Central City – Gas Leak – please avoid - RESOLVED

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 1:35 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

All clear given following gas leak in Christchurch

Central City – Gas Leak – Roads have been reopened

Central City – Gas Leak – Roads have been reopened

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 1:20 p.m. by Transport4chch

Roads have been reopened following a gas main leak which occurred on the corner of Barbadoes Street and Moorhouse Ave earlier today. Thanks to road users for their patience while these closures were in place.      

EQC policy could create roadblock effect

EQC policy could create 'roadblock effect'

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 12:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

Giving a green tick to the Earthquake Commission's (EQC) policy for flood-prone land claims could create a "roadblock" for homeowners who feel they have been excluded, two High Court judges say.

Heritage awards acknowledge superb restoration

Heritage awards acknowledge superb restoration

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 8:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

Demolition has been the fate of so many of Christchurch's heritage buildings, it is understandable that a deep sense of loss continues to hang over the city - but it is not the whole story. Here's why the picture may be brighter than some people think.

CTV News - EQC Declaratory Judgement

CTV News - EQC Declaratory Judgement

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 9:12 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Apprentice of the Year

CTV News - Apprentice of the Year

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 9:11 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Greening the Rubble

CTV News - Greening the Rubble

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 9:06 p.m. by MediaCTV

Hills Road – top end north of Acheson Ave northbound only for two weeks

Hills Road – top end north of Acheson Ave northbound only for two weeks

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 6:14 p.m. by Transport4chch

Hills Road will be northbound only from Acheson Ave/Whitehall Street to Dawe Street for approximately two weeks from Wednesday 29th October. Detours will be in place for southbound drivers from Dawe St to Acheson Ave.

More than 600 take up 3K to Christchurch jobs

More than 600 take up 3K to Christchurch jobs

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 4:57 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the Government’s 3K to Christchurch scheme is a winner with 633 unemployed people taking up the offer.

Barbadoes Street & Moorhouse Ave – Lane reductions – expect delays

Barbadoes Street & Moorhouse Ave – Lane reductions – expect delays

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 3:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

A lane reduction on Barbadoes Street  onto Moorhouse Ave will cause delays for road users, particularly during peak hours. We advise using Fitzgerald Ave or expect some delays through this area. 

CityUps brings life to Christchurchs centre

CityUps brings life to Christchurch's centre

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 1:40 p.m. by Festa

The corner of Lichfield, Manchester and High streets came to life Saturday night with a panorama of fresh architecture, lights, forms and animation. The Festival of Transitional Architecture’s headline event CityUps transformed two blocks of central Christchurch with a spectacular city of the future designed and created by the next generation of architects in a Studio Christchurch-led collaboration.

Declaratory Judgment hearing

Declaratory Judgment hearing

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 1:28 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

13,000 EQC payments in the balance

13,000 EQC payments in the balance

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 12:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

A complex court case to determine how the Earthquake Commission settles more than 13,000 land claims across Canterbury is being labelled "difficult" by EQC's lawyer.

The University of Canterbury reconnecting with CBD at the Arts Centre

The University of Canterbury reconnecting with CBD at the Arts Centre

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 11:50 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury will build on and strengthen its connections with the central city, leasing the Chemistry Building in the Arts Centre for at least the next eight years.

The Tannery seals up

The Tannery seals up

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 11:06 a.m. by PRNews Popular

The Tannery is pleased to announce completion of Stage 1 of the car park project that will see 230 car parks onsite and adjacent by June 2015. The paving and rationalisation of the customer vehicle area includes incorporating 5 bicycle stands and taxi and coach parking.

CanCERN Newsletter #147 - 24 October 2014

CanCERN Newsletter #147 - 24 October 2014

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 10:23 a.m. by CanCERN

 

Barbadoes Street- Delays

Barbadoes Street- Delays

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 8:07 a.m. by Transport4chch

A lane reduction on Barbadoes Street right onto Moorhouse Ave is causing delays, travellers are advised to use Fitzgerald Ave

Court to rule land claims

Court to rule land claims

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A four-day High Court hearing will determine how the Earthquake Commission (EQC) will settle thousands of land claims across Canterbury.

First Place of Tranquility opens

First 'Place of Tranquility' opens

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Greening the Rubble has opened its largest garden so far.

Artists gloomy over city plans

Artists gloomy over city plans

Monday, 27 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch rebuild will fail without more help for the arts, a survey of artists and art leaders in the city says.

Family feel to new central-city hotel

Family feel to new central-city hotel

Sunday, 26 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Couple with new baby still waiting for new home

Couple with new baby still waiting for new home

Sunday, 26 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Lance Morrison has a new baby but something is missing.

Dream for a builder now a nightmare

Dream for a builder now a nightmare

Saturday, 25 October 2014 10:11 a.m. by MediaThePress

Broken dreams and unpaid bills pave the road to Motunau Beach, where Joseph Van Roij's Fraemohs cabin sits opposite his grand unfinished home overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Convention centre might be white elephant

Convention centre might be white elephant

Saturday, 25 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Doubts over the location and economic viability of Christchurch's convention centre could result in the project being a "huge disaster", a designer says.

Students to bring life back into Arts centre

Students to bring life back into Arts centre

Friday, 24 October 2014 10:43 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Hundreds of music students could soon bring new life to the Christchurch Arts Centre, and about half of the historic complex set to reopen by the middle of next year.

CTV News - Friday 24th October 2014

CTV News - Friday 24th October 2014

Friday, 24 October 2014 8:44 p.m. by MediaCTV

A picture of happiness

A picture of happiness

Friday, 24 October 2014 3:36 p.m. by FletcherEQR

Parking at Christchurch Hospital changing

Parking at Christchurch Hospital changing

Friday, 24 October 2014 3:29 p.m. by Transport4chch

To keep up to date with parking changes at Christchurch Hospital click here.

Victoria Square revamp to cost $7m

Victoria Square revamp to cost $7m

Friday, 24 October 2014 2:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $7 million revamp of Victoria Square will make the well-known landmark more event-friendly and reflect Christchurch's history, the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) says.

Ambitious 135k Christchurch trail from the air

Ambitious 135k Christchurch trail from the air

Friday, 24 October 2014 11:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

The plan is a 135km trail. It encircles Christchurch and is split up into eight distinct stages. The details are still to be settled and the project is subject to route approval and access permission.