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Christchurch Rebuild

Opus International announce that they have been awarded one of the conulstancies for leading design as part of the alliance to rebuild Christchurch

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August 22nd, 2011 at 11:18 am

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Govt $6.85M support package will be welcomed

Gerry Brownlee and David Carter announce a needs-based support package of $6.5M via Canterbury Business Recovery Group (CBRG) spokesperson Peter Townsend

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March 22nd, 2011 at 12:44 pm

IRD Flexible towards Earthquake Victims

Inland Revenue will take account of the impact of this week’s huge Christchurch earthquake when dealing with the tax matters of individuals and businesses affected, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne said today.

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February 26th, 2011 at 10:57 am

Repair of Earthquake Damaged Christchurch City Council Pools

Swimming pools at QEII, Pioneer and Centennial Recreation and Sport Centres will undergo repair work this year to correct damage caused by the September earthquake.

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January 20th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

New Year’s Eve celebration in Cathedral Square Update

The Christchurch City Council update residents on whether or not the traditional New Year’s Eve celebration in Cathedral Square will go ahead.

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December 30th, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Check For Earthquake Drain Damage

Council waste water staff are urging Christchurch householders to check their properties for possible storm water and waste water pipe damage that may have been caused by the earthquake.

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November 30th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Additional Free Parking in Christchurch Central City Following Earthquake

The Christchurch City Council is increasing free parking in the central city in a move to attract shoppers into the area over the Christmas-New Year holiday period.

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November 19th, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Rubble and Cordons Clearing in Christchurch Following Earthquake

Council is systematically working to clear the remaining rubble from Christchurch streets.

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November 7th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

More Builders in Canterbury to be Licensed Following Earthquake

Confidence among consumers and accountability among builders are at the heart of moves to get more tradespeople licensed in Canterbury. Tomorrow the Department of Building and Housing will host a licensing expo at Christchurch Boys’ High School between 9am and 5pm aiming to further increase the number of licensed builders rebuilding Canterbury.

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November 6th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

EQC Geotechnical Report Following Canterbury Earthquake is Positive

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the release of the Earthquake Commission’s Stage 1 geotechnical report into land damage caused by the Canterbury earthquake.

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October 25th, 2010 at 10:50 am

Stronger Christchurch Update Following Earthquake (22 October)

Work is continuing following the 4 September earthquake with key tasks focused on infrastructure, welfare, buildings, natural environment, business and rural issues. Silt collection is winding down.

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October 24th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Canterbury Earthquake Appeal Charity Psychic Night

The Psychic Events is organising and hosting a charity event. New Zealand Red Cross will benefit by the profits of the event for their continued support to help those who lost their homes and businesses during the Canterbury Earthquake Disaster.

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October 20th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Fletcher Project Manage Canterbury Earthquake Repairs

Earthquake recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has congratulated Fletcher Construction on its appointment by the Earthquake Commission to run its Canterbury earthquake project management office.

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October 18th, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Geotechnical Report following Canterbury Earthquake

The geotechnical report delivered by engineers to the Earthquake Commission states that the majority of land can and will be fixed. Gerry Brownlee has issued a timeline leading to public release of information. Information from the geotechnical report will be released in conjunction with decisions on what will be done to address the damage in each affected area, so as to minimise stress to residents.

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October 9th, 2010 at 11:14 am

Government helping Canterbury Builders Become Licensed Following Earthquake

The Government is helping Canterbury builders, tradespeople and designers become licensed building practitioners so they can be involved with rebuilding Canterbury following the earthquake.

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October 7th, 2010 at 7:47 am

Stronger Christchurch Update Following Earthquake (4 October)

The Christchurch City Council, alongside other agencies, continues to work on the recovery phase following the 4 September earthquake.

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October 5th, 2010 at 8:08 am

Earthquake Recovery Commissioners

Earthquake recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced members of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Commission, whose establishment is a requirement of the Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act 2010.

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September 27th, 2010 at 8:16 am

Christchurch Update (24 September) Following Earthquake

The Christchurch City Council, alongside other agencies, continues to work on the recovery phase following the 4 September earthquake. This is focused on the key areas of infrastructure, welfare, buildings, natural environment, business and rural issues. The Council has been in direct contact with those worst affected as well as keeping the community informed through paid advertising, public meetings, website updates, leaflet and letter drops, house and business visits.

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September 26th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Government Assistance for Canterbury Heritage Following Earthquake

The government will contribute up to $10 million to assist repair, restore, and strengthen heritage and character buildings in Canterbury that have been damaged by the earthquake.

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September 19th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Property logjam of concern in Canterbury

The New Zealand Law Society’s Property Law Section says a difficult situation is emerging with property settlements in the area affected by the Canterbury earthquake, and it may need government intervention.

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September 17th, 2010 at 2:59 pm