Summer of Fun, a series of free community events, is returning to Christchurch for its fourth year.
This summer’s programme includes more than 60 events, ranging from family pool parties to Carols in the Square, which are organised and run by community organisations, churches and residents’ groups and supported by the local councils.
The Summer of Fun series was created in response to a need to provide communities with local, fun events in their neighbourhoods following the 2011 earthquakes.
The acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Kelvan Smith, gives a monthly update on CERA's work to lead the recovery.
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Christchurch's evolving Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct will be showcased in free guided walks to celebrate World Rivers Day.
Walk by the River will be hosted by the project team behind the Precinct on Sunday, 28 September, and will be a feature of the nine-day The Breeze Walking Festival.
The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon. Gerry Brownlee, has made amendments to the Christchurch City Plan (District Plan), Natural Resources Regional Plan (NRRP), and the proposed Land and Water Regional Plan (pLWRP) using section 27(1)(a) of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011. These amendments will alter the requirements for resource consent when undertaking earthquake-related land repairs.
The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee, has decided to amend the Christchurch City Council's District Plan (the Plan) to facilitate the construction of the Crossing Car Park building.
This decision has been made pursuant to section 27 of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 (CER Act), and inserts a permitted activity provision into the Central City Business Zone. It has the effect of permitting the Crossing Car Park with respect to Outline Development Plan requirements, urban design built form and traffic provisions.
The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee, has responded to a request from the Ministry of Health, and has decided to amend the Christchurch City Council's District Plan (the Plan) to facilitate the rebuild of Christchurch Hospital.
The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee, has decided to revoke Proposed Change 1 to the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement.
This decision has been made pursuant to section 27 of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011, and means that Proposed Change 1 will no longer have effect. The decision is ancillary to the decision to insert the new Chapter 6 – Recovery and Rebuilding of Greater Christchurch into the Regional Policy Statement as a result of the approval of the Land Use Recovery Plan.
A panel made up of representatives from the relevant agencies – Insurance Council, City Council, Southern Response and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment – who discuss the questions and topics that have been posed by people in the community at the meetings held across the city.
The health and wellbeing of Christchurch residents is an issue that health professionals in the city say needs more attention.
So as a starting point CERA has produced a televised discussion panel which aired on Maori Television on both March 17 and 18 2012.
Roger Sutton, CERA chief executive, was joined by: