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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.
  • 12 July 2014
    The formal memorial for the February 2011 Earthquake will be built on the edge of the Ōtākaro/Avon River. Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee made the announcement today, alongside Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Kaiwhakahaere for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Tā Mark Solomon.
  • 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.
  • 11 July 2014
    The Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Roger Sutton, gives a monthly update on CERA's work to lead the recovery. Read the latest edition of the Greater Christchurch Recovery Update  
  • 10 July 2014
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Environment Minister Amy Adams today announced the Government has agreed to a request by the Christchurch City Council for an accelerated district plan review process. At present, Christchurch has two district plans – the Christchurch City Plan and the Banks Peninsula District Plan. Both plans were developed in the 1990s and have been amended incrementally since then. However, the district plans were never designed to cope with the amount of repair and rebuild necessary to recover from the earthquakes.
  • 01 July 2014
    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.
  • 27 June 2014
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Chief Executive Roger Sutton has welcomed a $50,000 contribution from Fletcher Building to help establish the Winter Chill event series for the young people of greater Christchurch, and is now calling on young people and organisations to come forward with proposals for events.
  • 26 June 2014
    Understanding young people's recovery needs is key to ensuring the right decisions are made for the future, says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Chief Executive Roger Sutton.
  • 25 June 2014
    Canterbury residents impacted by recent flooding will now be eligible to apply for funding through the Government’s Temporary Accommodation Assistance (TAA) programme, it has been confirmed today.
  • 20 June 2014
    A leading expert on human recovery after disasters has praised the response by Christchurch agencies and communities to people in need after the earthquakes.
  • 20 June 2014
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says he is using the powers of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 to allow for timelier redevelopment of the badly damaged Lyttelton Port.
  • 19 June 2014
    Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner tonight launched the Community in Mind psychosocial strategy for greater Christchurch.
  • 19 June 2014
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has directed Environment Canterbury and Lyttelton Port Company Limited to prepare a Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan. This was gazetted on the 19 June 2014. The plan will look at the recovery of the Port to ensure safe, efficient and effective operations, the impact on the coastal marine area and the community, any implications on transport and the needs of users of both the port and its surrounding areas.
  • 13 June 2014
    The public is being invited to give its views on proposed changes to noise standards in central Christchurch, and proposed planning rules relating to the city's new South Frame.
  • 13 June 2014
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today launched an exciting new phase for Christchurch's Re:START Mall by opening a new site for the iconic container shops. "The mall has been a fantastic drawcard for bringing people back into the central city after the closures brought on by the earthquakes," Mr Brownlee says.
  • 06 June 2014
    The Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Roger Sutton, gives a monthly update on CERA's work to lead the recovery. Read the latest edition of the Greater Christchurch Recovery Update  
  • 06 June 2014
    Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 33 [PDF 1.81MB] Issue 33 of the Greater Christchurch Recovery Update was published 6 June 2014.
  • 04 June 2014
    A decision about the Crown offer made to owners of uninsured, insured commercial or vacant land of the residential red zone in the flat land will not be made until pending Supreme Court action is completed, says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority chief executive Roger Sutton.
  • 29 May 2014
    With the intensity of rebuild work on central Christchurch roads and underground pipes expected to drop off from July, a new survey is showing road users are adapting to the road works and seeing them as a sign of progress for the city.
  • 22 May 2014
    Christchurch’s new Health Precinct will boost New Zealand’s health work force, provide new opportunities for cutting-edge research and enhance the link between education and health, the Precinct partners say.
  • 14 May 2014
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Public Sector Rebuild Programme of Work launched today by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) will keep people updated on the progress of the many public sector projects in Christchurch. "With over $15 billion committed by the Government to the Christchurch rebuild there are clearly a lot of major projects underway, and with so much going on it can be difficult to keep track of it all," Mr Brownlee says.
  • 12 May 2014
    The Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Roger Sutton, gives a monthly update on CERA’s work to lead the recovery. Read the latest edition of the Greater Christchurch Recovery Update  
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