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Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) was set up by the Government to lead recovery work following the devastating earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011.

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  • 31 July 2014
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Chief Executive Roger Sutton has announced an extension of almost six months for the owners of eligible Residential Red Zone properties in the Port Hills to consider a Crown offer to purchase their properties.
  • 30 July 2014
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says he expects huge participation in the public engagement process to determine the future use of the Waimakariri District’s residential red zones. "A public engagement campaign launches today," Mr Brownlee says.
  • 18 July 2014
    Social recovery in Christchurch continues to show positive signs, but there is still much to be done, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says. "Encouraging signs are everywhere in greater Christchurch, which helps all of us see the upside," Mr Brownlee says.
  • 16 July 2014
    The public is being invited to have its say on the vision for inner city living in Christchurch. Today the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) released the Draft Residential Chapter of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan – A Liveable City - which puts forward the vision and framework for residential development within the city’s four avenues, and initiatives to stimulate development.

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Greater Christchurch Recovery Update

  • 11 July, 2014

    Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 34 [PDF 1.55MB]

    Issue 34 of the Greater Christchurch Recovery Update was published 11 July 2014.

    Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 34 (July 2014)In this issue:

    • The changing face of our Christchurch central city
    • Bus Interchange moves a step closer
    • Justice and Emergency Services Precinct contractor appointed
    • Random act of kindness for quake-weary Linwood couple
    • A year on: Residential Advisory Service provides guidance to thousands
    • Music to the ears - Performing Arts Precinct takes shape
    • New Gap Filler projects take shape in the central city
    • Vodafone tenancy dials in huge step forward for central city
    • Central city vision on display at Re:START
    • A new start for Re:START
    • Youth voices to help guide the recovery
    • Call for fun ideas to help youth get through the Winter Chill
    • Ongoing earthquake support for Cantabrians
    • Sporting spaces, places and people at the core of new website
    • Updates from Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC), EQC, Christchurch City Council, Environment Canterbury, SCIRT, Selwyn and Waimakariri District Councils

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