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Christchruch Earthquake Recovery Authority

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The community forum has been established by Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee to provide him with information and advice on earthquake recovery matters.

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Clean-up of asbestos fragments in Waimakariri red zone

Clean-up of asbestos fragments in Waimakariri red zone

Monday, 19 September 2016 6:52 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Clean-up of asbestos fragments in Waimakariri red zone

Major contract signed for city roading changes

Major contract signed for city roading changes

Friday, 15 April 2016 2:58 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Work to widen Manchester Street and turn the central arterial route into a boulevard will be carried out by construction firm Downer, following the signing of a $26 million contract says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority acting chief executive John Ombler.

Regenerate Christchurch board confirmed

Regenerate Christchurch board confirmed

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:46 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee says the four Ministerial appointees to the board of Regenerate Christchurch bring an impressive range of skills and experience working in greater Christchurch.

Central City development plans going strong

Central City development plans going strong

Thursday, 14 April 2016 2:45 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee says central city development plans in Christchurch are going strong.

Change in focus for Canterbury portfolio

Change in focus for Canterbury portfolio

Monday, 11 April 2016 4:04 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Prime Minister John Key has today announced the establishment of a new ministerial portfolio, supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration, which replaces the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery portfolio. 

Future Christchurch Update - April 2016

Future Christchurch Update - April 2016

Wednesday, 6 April 2016 8:51 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Chief Executives Update - 5 April 2016

Chief Executive's Update - 5 April 2016

Tuesday, 5 April 2016 4:45 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

With the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority due to end on Monday 18 April, the acting Chief Executive John Ombler talks with the chief executives of agencies that are inheriting functions from CERA:
- Peter Mersi, from Land Information New Zealand  
- David Smol from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
- Chai Chuah from the Ministry of Health
- Andrew Kibblewhite from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
 

Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill passes

Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill passes

Thursday, 31 March 2016 5:08 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed unanimous support for the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill during its third and final reading in Parliament today.

Broad support secured for Regeneration Bill

Broad support secured for Regeneration Bill

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 3:29 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has acknowledged the time, effort and work by all parties in Parliament to reach a consensus position for the second reading of the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill.

Future Christchurch Update - March 2016

Future Christchurch Update - March 2016

Thursday, 10 March 2016 4:59 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Chief Executives Update - 10 March 2016

Chief Executive's Update - 10 March 2016

Thursday, 10 March 2016 1:04 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, John Ombler, gives a monthly update on CERA's work to lead the recovery. This month he discusses the Valentines Day earthquake with Dr Kelvin Berryman from GNS and how Christchurch's new rebuild standards can give the community comfort over building safety.

Final meeting of Community Forum

Final meeting of Community Forum

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 10:35 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Gerry Brownlee says the Community Forum has met for the last time, signalling the end of an era for the group that has significantly influenced the recovery of greater Christchurch.

Pride in progress as fifth anniversary marked

Pride in progress as fifth anniversary marked

Monday, 22 February 2016 8:50 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Gerry Brownlee says the people of Canterbury can be enormously proud of what they have achieved in the past five years.

Support continues after latest shake

Support continues after latest shake

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 1:56 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Nicky Wagner says Sunday's earthquake provides a timely reminder that it is OK for people to reach out and take advantage of the free counselling and support services on offer.

Future Christchurch Update - February 2016

Future Christchurch Update - February 2016

Thursday, 11 February 2016 4:11 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Chief Executives Update - 11 February 2016

Chief Executive's Update - 11 February 2016

Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:28 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, John Ombler, gives a monthly update on CERA's work to lead the recovery. This month he talks to Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist Jo Doyle about her work with children and their families recovering from the psychological effects of the earthquakes.

Extension to keep popular container mall going

Extension to keep popular container mall going

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 3:28 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced an extension of a lease on Crown-owned land to enable the iconic Re:START Mall more time operating at its current site.

Visionarium journey comes to an end

Visionarium journey comes to an end

Monday, 1 February 2016 11:24 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

After 18 months of touring the greater Christchurch region and being visited by more than 70,000 people in the community, the Visionarium ended its journey yesterday in Cathedral Square.

Recovery loses an inspirational leader

Recovery loses an inspirational leader

Monday, 25 January 2016 11:23 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

A former senior leader at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Michelle Mitchell, passed away suddenly yesterday after an unexpected illness. She was away for the weekend with her husband in Queenstown.

Global interest in Christchurchs recovery

Global interest in Christchurch's recovery

Tuesday, 5 January 2016 11:10 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Delegations from more than 30 countries have been hosted by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority since 2011 as diplomats come to see first-hand how the city is recovering.

Global interest in Christchurchs recovery

Global interest in Christchurch's recovery

Tuesday, 5 January 2016 11:10 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Delegations from more than 30 countries have been hosted by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority since 2011 as diplomats come to see first-hand how the city is recovering.

Strong take-up of red zone offers

Strong take-up of red zone offers

Thursday, 24 December 2015 10:48 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

More than 98 per cent of eligible property owners in the Residential Red Zone have now accepted Crown offers to enable them to move on with their lives.

Wellbeing remains on track

Wellbeing remains on track

Thursday, 24 December 2015 10:30 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Quality of life remains at high levels in greater Christchurch according to the latest Wellbeing Survey by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA).

Horizontal repairs come in under budget

Horizontal repairs come in under budget

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 2:31 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says it’s a credit to all involved that the costs of Christchurch’s horizontal infrastructure repair and replacement programme will come in under the maximum budget allocated, saving taxpayers and ratepayers money.

Chair announced for Regenerate Christchurch

Chair announced for Regenerate Christchurch

Friday, 4 December 2015 3:15 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The first significant step for Christchurch’s joint organisation Regenerate Christchurch has been marked today with the announcement of its chairperson, Andre Lovatt, who is the Chief Executive of the Arts Centre of Christchurch.

Chief Executives Update - 4 December 2015

Chief Executive's Update - 4 December 2015

Friday, 4 December 2015 9:54 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, John Ombler, gives a monthly update on CERA's work to lead the recovery. This month he talks to Rob Kerr, Development Director for the Margaret Mahy Family Playground, about the exciting work on the playground as it nears completion.

Future Christchurch Update - December 2015

Future Christchurch Update - December 2015

Thursday, 3 December 2015 12:24 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

New phase begins for residential red zones

New phase begins for residential red zones

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 2:19 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Today marks the start of a new phase in Christchurch's earthquake recovery, with responsibility for Crown-owned residential red zone properties transferring from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Agency (CERA) to Land Information New Zealand (LINZ).

Recovery Plan for Lyttelton Port released

Recovery Plan for Lyttelton Port released

Thursday, 19 November 2015 3:54 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today released the Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan, which allows for the port to be rebuilt and repaired in a timely and appropriate manner.