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Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU). Read the summary of findings on the future use of the red zones in the Waimakariri District. Get involved with rebuilding health and wellbeing in Greater Christchurch.  Information for property owners in the Port Hills.

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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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  • 23 February 2015
    Thousands of people have taken the opportunity to explore everything that is happening in greater Christchurch at the Future Christchurch Showcase with the 50,000th visitor expected this week. The Future Christchurch Showcase, located in Re:START Mall, highlights the recovery and rebuild progress throughout greater Christchurch. It features more than 50 videos that document suburban activities and central city progress, as well as a 3D central city flythrough and an exhibition on the Avon River Precinct.
  • 20 February 2015
    The clearance of Crown-owned properties in the Port Hills has reached an important milestone with 100 houses now cleared from the red zone. Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority acting Chief Executive John Ombler says it is a significant achievement considering the complexity and risk surrounding each demolition project in the Port Hills.
  • 12 February 2015
    Acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, John Ombler, gives a monthly update on CERA's work to lead the recovery. Read the latest edition of the Future Christchurch Update
  • 10 February 2015
    One of the most familiar faces of the Canterbury rebuild, Warwick Isaacs, is stepping down from his role at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, after devoting four years to the city's recovery.

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Future Christchurch Update

  • 12 February, 2015

    The first issue of the Future Christchurch Update: the voice of the Canterbury rebuild was published on 12 February 2015. This is jointly produced by CCC and CERA.

    Future Christchurch Update - February 2015 PDF 3.38MB, 9 pages

    In this issue:Future Christchurch Update - February 2015 cover page

    • Future-proofing central city parking
    • Welcoming ICC Cricket World Cup
    • Counting down to kapa haka
    • Earthquake Memorial designs to be on show
    • Housing New Zealand rebuild update
    • Tram extension open for ICC Cricket World Cup
    • Public swimming pools update
    • Commemoration event for 22 February quake
    • Updates from: Selwyn District Council, SCIRT, ECan and EQC
    • Local news, updates and events

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update

  • 12 December, 2014

    Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 39 PDF 4.2MB, 12 pages

    Issue 39 of the Greater Christchurch Recovery Update was published 12 December 2014.

    In this issue:Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 39 - December 2014 cover page

    • Standing tall in Canterbury
    • Christchurch City Council and CERA join up for new monthly update
    • World Cup excitement builds
    • Giraffe art brightens Christchurch
    • Central city anchor projects: How will they look this time next year?
    • Tackling property clearances in the Port Hills
    • Accessible City update
    • Inspiring earthquake mural for Cashmere school
    • Christmas and summer fun collide
    • Support services available over the Christmas and New Year period
    • Friday Night Food Trucks for a Square meal
    • Ballantynes fire memorial rededicated
    • Updates from ECan, SCIRT, CCC, Housing New Zealand, Canterbury Development Corporation, Selwyn and Waimakariri District Councils, and EQC


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