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Canterbury trades training boost – Budget 2011

Steven Joyce, Tertiary Education Minister announces that the 2011 Budget will allow for up to $42 million to cover trades training in Canterbury.

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May 12th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Canterbury Schools and Staff Praised Following Earthquake

Education Minister Anne Tolley has praised Canterbury teachers and principals for their resilience and positive attitude following the recent earthquake.

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March 1st, 2011 at 6:25 am

Steering Group co-ordinates Private Sector Support Following Christchurch Earthquake

CEOs of 50 leading New Zealand companies today developed a Steering Group to co-ordinate private sector support for Christchurch following this week’s devastating earthquake. The members of BusinessNZ’s Major Companies Group CEO Forum were briefed by Prime Minister John Key, Finance Minister Bill English and Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee at a meeting in Auckland this afternoon.

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February 26th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Two Minutes Silence for Christchurch Earthquake

Prime Minister John Key is asking New Zealanders to observe two minutes of silence for the victims of the Canterbury earthquake on Tuesday, 1st March, at 12.51pm.

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February 26th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Firefighters Recovery Efforts Great with International Support Following Christchurch Earthquake

The Minister Responsible for the New Zealand Fire Service, Nathan Guy, has been on the ground visiting firefighters in Christchurch today to observe recovery efforts.

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February 26th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Website to assist Christchurch Earthquake Residents

Christchurch company Wantedz has setup a temporary site for fellow Canterbury residents to make requests for help over the weeks following the major earthquake

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February 25th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Never Miss a Bus in Christchurch Again Via Free Online Service!

If you’re a keen bus traveller in christchurch and have found that you’ve arrived at the bus stop too late or too early, now you can check when the bus is expected to arrive online. A free online service by an independent developer is now available. Accessing the expected bus times via an online google map has made this easy to achieve through metromate.coomsie.

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January 31st, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Bottle Lake Forest Orienteering Day in Christchurch

Orienteering Day in Bottle Lake Forest, Christchurch on Sunday 20 February 2011 has courses varying from beginners to adrenalin-pumping challenges. Starting time is between 10am and noon.

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January 21st, 2011 at 7:32 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

Santaline Phone Boxes for Christchurch

Telecom has teamed up with the Christchurch City Council, City Mission and Christchurch Cathedral to bring some festive cheer to the city centre with plans to unveil dedicated Santaline phone boxes at a public ceremony on the evening of Thursday 9 December.

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December 10th, 2010 at 8:40 am

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

More Garden Displays at Ellerslie 2011

Visitors to next year’s Ellerslie International Flower Show (EIFS) will be able to enjoy more gardens than have ever been on display before in Christchurch. Exhibition Manager Kate Hillier says there will be a record 45 gardens at next year’s Show – the biggest turnout since the Show moved to Christchurch. At this year’s EIFS, there were 34 gardens while in 2009, the first year the Show was in Christchurch, there were 26 gardens.

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November 21st, 2010 at 10:41 am

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

Ron Mueck Sculptures at Christchurch Art Gallery Popular

Ron Mueck has become the most popular paid-entry exhibition ever to be shown at Christchurch Art Gallery, with a total of 36,000 people visiting in its first six weeks.

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November 14th, 2010 at 2:24 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

New McRaeway Dunedin Show Home Open

McRaeway Home’s new show home is now open! Be sure to visit for photo’s and further information on the Baxter model. To view, Baxter is open Thursday – Sunday, 11am – 4pm at 2 Silver Springs Boulevard, off Wingatui Road in Mosgiel.

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November 5th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

McRaeway Homes New Website

A new McRaeway Homes website is now online! Be sure to view for comprehensive, up-to-date information on one of New Zealand’s most successful and long established housing companies.

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November 5th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

Cup and Show Week

Cup and Show week gets underway next Saturday 6 November and to ensure it’s an exciting and glamorous affair there will be a number of VIP celebrities to be spotted at the various events.

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October 31st, 2010 at 5:34 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