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Canterbury Earthquake Press Releases

Christchurch Heritage Restoration Following Earthquake

A call for government assistance on Christchurch Heritage Restoration is being made by the NZ Archaeological Association.

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September 16th, 2010 at 8:57 am

Thanks to Schools and Staff Following Canterbury Earthquake

Education Minister Anne Tolley has thanked principals, teachers, board members, students and Ministry of Education staff in Canterbury as they work to get schools up and running. The majority of schools will be open on Monday, but a few have structural problems.

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September 11th, 2010 at 7:38 am

Thanks to Firefighters Following Canterbury Earthquake

Nathan Guy has visited Canterbury firefighters to thank them for their efforts and inspect recovery work. The Fire Service have moved from their initial involvement with assisting medical incidents and freeing trapped people to dealing with structural incidents.

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September 11th, 2010 at 7:37 am

Government Plans Swift Earthquake Recovery

The Government is working on a suite of streamlined measures to help ensure a swift recovery from the canterbury earthquake. Gerry Brownlee has been working with insurers, the Earthquake Commission, banks and local government to ensure a swift process of paying out claims to people who have suffered damage.

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September 10th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Canterbury Support After Earthquake

A number of support schemes are assisting Canterbury individuals, employers and community providers following the earthquake.

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September 10th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

Tertiary Education Following Earthquake

Tertiary providers in Canterbury have been significantly impacted by the Canterbury Earthquake. At this stage CPIT and Lincoln University will reopen on Monday 13 September, Te Wananga o Aotearoa will reopen at the Moorhouse Avenue campus on Monday 13 September, and Canterbury University will reopen to students on Wednesday 15 September and will resume teaching on Monday 20 September.

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September 9th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Schools after Canterbury Earthquake

Most schools in Canterbury will remain closed until Monday. School buildings need to be checked to insure there are structurally sound and safe, then Boards of Trustees need to make health and safety decisions, clean up, and prepare for lessons.

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September 9th, 2010 at 8:24 am

Canterbury Earthquake Small Business Support

A wage subsidy is being made available to support employees of small businesses seriously disrupted by the earthquake in Canterbury.

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September 8th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Christchurch Quake Information Update 26

Update 26 from the Civil Defence regarding the Christchurch earthquake.

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September 8th, 2010 at 9:00 am

Christchurch Quake Information Update 23

Update 23 from the Civil Defence regarding the Christchurch earthquake. Information for Christchurch residents and those wishing to assist. All schools will remain closed until at least Wednesday morning.

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September 6th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Christchurch Quake Information Update 10

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred in Christchurch at 0435 hours, 4 September 2010. Several aftershocks of between magnitude 3.9 and 5.2 have occurred and more aftershocks are expected. The likelihood of aftershocks of up to around magnitude 6 will remain for the next week.

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September 4th, 2010 at 6:51 pm