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  • 28 March 2014
    The imaginative and innovative playground designs created by Canterbury’s school children will be on show on Wellington’s waterfront for the next four weeks.
  • 21 March 2014
    While the dumping of commercial and domestic waste in the Residential Red Zone has been an issue for some time, a joint investigation by CERA, ECan and the Christchurch City Council in to illegal industrial waste dumping by a contractor is now underway.
  • 18 March 2014
    Tourists using bedrooms as toilets and post-settlement bonfires are just some of the challenges faced by Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority staff tasked with keeping an eye on Crown-owned properties in the Residential Red Zone.
  • 18 March 2014
    Results of the third Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Wellbeing Survey released today show secondary stressors are now more keenly felt by those affected by the earthquakes.
  • 17 March 2014
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority chief executive Roger Sutton will have his hair shaved off today as part of Shave Week, the annual fundraiser for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer. Since signing up for the fundraiser last week Mr Sutton has raised over $11,000. That does not include the $1000 pledged by Prime Minister John Key, who has nicknamed Mr Sutton 'Shrek' due to his mane of blond curls.
  • 07 March 2014
    The launch of a new community-driven assistance website has been applauded by Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority chief executive Roger Sutton.
  • 06 March 2014
    A partnership between the Crown and the private sector will ensure Christchurch's iconic Re:START Mall continues operating with the use of another central city location, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.
  • 05 March 2014
    A programme that has assisted vulnerable households with emergency repairs for earthquake damage will be used to assist those affected by the flooding currently impacting on Greater Christchurch, says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.
  • 20 February 2014
    CERA has recently discovered evidence of vandals cutting the wire fence on Summit Road and breaching the safety cordon.
  • 04 February 2014
    Proposals are being sought for the development of about 275 affordable homes on an 11.5 hectare site in Hornby, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.
  • 31 January 2014
    As the final settlement day is reached for flat land residential red zone property owners, a significant milestone can be marked in the recovery, says the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority chief executive Roger Sutton. In total 7,349 properties were zoned red due to the level of land damage caused by the earthquakes. Since the first red zone areas were announced in 2011, thousands of property owners have accepted the Crown offer and moved out of the worst affected areas to start afresh. “Today is a day of mixed emotions,” says Mr Sutton.
  • 09 January 2014
    With the final settlement date for properties in the Residential Red Zone flat land area now just three weeks away, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is continuing to assist homeowners with their move out of the earthquake damaged areas.
  • 24 December 2013
    A range of services will remain open through the Christmas and New Year holiday period in order to ensure Canterbury people in need can access the appropriate support and assistance.
  • 23 December 2013
    Work will get underway next month at the former CTV Building site to provide a more welcoming environment for remembrance of those who lost their lives there. The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has produced an interim plan for the site and shared it with families it has contact details for that lost loved ones when the CTV Building collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake.
  • 13 December 2013
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced an extension for consideration of the Crown’s offer for eligible property owners in the Port Hills residential red zone. Eligible red zone property owners will now have until 31 August 2014, instead of 31 March 2014, to decide whether to accept the Crown’s offer to purchase properties deemed to have an unacceptable level of life risk from rock roll and cliff collapse.
  • 06 December 2013
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the creation of the Land Use Recovery Plan (LURP) will go a long way towards easing housing pressures, with new options for development across greater Christchurch.
  • 05 December 2013
    Results of the Port Hills Zoning Review announced today will give property owners certainty and provide options for people to move on from areas posing a serious risk to life, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says. The outcome of the review of all zoned properties in the Port Hills means a change of zoning for 270 properties – with 237 going from green zone to red zone, and 33 going from red to green.
  • 03 December 2013
    A cost-sharing agreement has been reached between the Crown and the Waimakariri District Council (WDC) which finalizes arrangements for Council-owned land and property, and repairs to horizontal infrastructure in the district.
  • 03 December 2013
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says he is very pleased by the Court of Appeal’s finding, released today, that the residential red zoning of the most damaged parts of greater Christchurch was lawful, and that the process was well conducted.
  • 28 November 2013
    A new co-ordinated approach between private insurers, the Earthquake Commission and the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority will ensure Crown-owned properties in the residential red zoned flat land are cleared by the end of next year. In announcing details of the new approach today, CERA chief executive Roger Sutton commended the willingness of the various insurers to work together.
  • 14 November 2013
    CERA’s BNZ Amazing Place exhibition has been crowned the supreme champion trade exhibitor of the year at the 151st Canterbury A&P Show.
  • 30 October 2013
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says reducing the speed limits of Christchurch’s inner-most streets will provide for a more people-focused environment in the redeveloped city. The new 30km per hour limit is a significant factor in the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan transport chapter “An Accessible City,” released today, which explains the transport system which will support the new compact CBD core.
  • 25 October 2013
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the outcome of this week’s Quake Outcasts hearing in the Court of Appeal will determine how CERA should address issues identified in the Port Hills zoning review, but that may take some time. Given the delay, the final expiry date for all Crown offers in the Port Hills will be extended to 31 March 2014, instead of the current 31 January date.
  • 29 September 2013
    A multi-layered website showing the changes across Greater Christchurch will provide a raft of information including land use and zoning, transport routes, and population figures to help with future planning in the region.
  • 25 September 2013
    Canterbury’s younger generation is being asked to share its experience of the recovery through the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s Youth Wellbeing Survey, which has been launched this week.
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