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Assisting Christchurch Business to Bounce Back Stronger

For the first time in New Zealand business has available a detailed customer experience development manual.

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April 13th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Christchurch Historic Bed and Breakfast Withstands the Test of Time

In a period where the stories surrounding have focussed on damaged historic buildings and lack of accommodation, rising from the rubbles is a fine example of Victorian charm and elegance that is Holly Manor Bed and Breakfast. Multiple setbacks, as a result of the devastating seismic activity that has rocked Christchurch has forced the owners to delay the opening of this majestic Victorian property, which has been fastidiously restored to reflect the charm of yesteryear.

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April 11th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Mens Groups for Christchurch Earthquake Support

After losing their offices to the quake, two Christchurch Men’s organisations are coming together to offer new services to support Christchurch men affected by the quake.

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April 7th, 2011 at 9:32 am

Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch Marks 20 years of Children’s Theatre for Tim Bray

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch runs at the Pumphouse Theatre, Takapuna from 11 – 30 April. The show marks 20 years of children’s theatre for revered children’s theatre company Tim Bray Productions.

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March 28th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Private Sector Supports Rebirth of Canterbury Following Earthquake

The announcement by Government outlining a $2.5 million funding package for business is welcomed by business.

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March 25th, 2011 at 11:44 am

Christchurch Business Access Addressed Following Earthquake

Access to businesses in the cordoned red zone of Christchurch city is being addressed by the National Controller, Civil Defence Minister John Carter said today.

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March 25th, 2011 at 7:37 am

Traffic Congestion Following Christchurch Earthquake

Traffic congestion has become an issue since the Christchurch Earthquake on February 22. A plan has been made to ease the traffic congestion and it will be put in place next week.

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March 20th, 2011 at 6:16 am

Queen Thanked for Support Following Christchurch Earthquake

Prime Minister John Key today thanked Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her support, through the Queen’s Charitable Trust, of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.

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March 19th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Automotive Employment NZ Offering Free Service to Christchurch

Automotive Employment NZ has offered to support victims of the September 22 Christchurch earthquake by offering fixed-term automotive jobs to displaced automotive industry employees in the Canterbury region.

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March 17th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Building Investigation Following Christchurch Earthquake.

The Department of Building and Housing is undertaking a technical investigation into the performance of key buildings in Christchurch and the reasons that some of them collapsed, Minister for Building and Construction Maurice Williamson said today.

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March 17th, 2011 at 11:16 am

Christchurch Rugby World Cup Package

Rugby World Cup Minister, Murray McCully, has announced a package of initiatives in response to Rugby World Cup matches being allocated away from Christchurch.

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March 17th, 2011 at 9:13 am

Rugby World Cup Moved from Christchurch Following Earthquake

Rugby World Cup Minister, Murray McCully, says the government and other stakeholders have agreed the Christchurch Rugby World Cup matches will be moved out of the city due to unacceptable risks associated with maintaining the current programme.

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March 17th, 2011 at 7:09 am

Christchurch Rugby World Cup Matches Moved

Murray McCully confirms that the Rugby World Cup games due to be held in Christchurch later in 2011 will be moved to other locations.

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March 16th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Majority of Christchurch Schools Opening Following Earthquake

Education Minister Anne Tolley says 143 Christchurch schools, 88 per cent of the total number, will have re-opened by the end of this week. It is also expected that 234 early childhood education services, or 69 per cent, will be open.

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March 15th, 2011 at 7:59 am

Royal Commission on Christchurch Earthquake

Prime Minister John Key today announced that Cabinet has agreed to establish a Royal Commission on the Canterbury Earthquake. The inquiry will examine issues around the built environment in the Christchurch CBD including, but not limited to, the CTV and PGC buildings, as well as the adequacy of the relevant building codes and standards into the future.

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March 15th, 2011 at 7:53 am

AIA Taking Flexible Approach in Support of Christchurch Earthquake

In the wake of the tragedy in Christchurch, AIA New Zealand is responding with urgency to claims received by affected policyholders, and reaching out to others that may be affected. The company has already received a number of life policy claims this week, and has formed a Christchurch claims committee to manage anticipated future claims.

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March 12th, 2011 at 10:02 am

Bringing help from the Subantarctics to Christchurch

A trust that normally works in the remote subantartic islands have heeded the call for help in earthquake-ravaged christchurch. With 100s of cans of long-life food that they bought back from a research expedition to Campbell Island the week before the earthquake, they are able to bring relief to the most hard hit eastern suburbs.

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March 8th, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Plans to get Christchurch Students back to Schools following Earthquake

Education Minister Anne Tolley says that alternative plans are in place for over 1700 students from two of the Christchurch schools severely damaged in last week’s earthquake, with planning well underway for all of the city’s school students.

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March 4th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Giftbob Donating Percentage of Sales to Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, a Christchurch based online store is donating 20% of all March 2011 sales to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.

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March 1st, 2011 at 3:45 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