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  • 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.
  • 10 September 2013
    About 20 government departments and agencies will be relocating into the Christchurch CBD in 2016 to support the city’s recovery. “Today’s announcement by Prime Minister John Key is very welcome news,” says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.
  • 10 September 2013
    Finding new solutions in areas of recycling and waste reduction are some of the silver linings of the past three years, says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Chief Executive Roger Sutton.
  • 05 September 2013
    The Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) has reached final decisions on the acquisition of a number of properties that sit in the North and East Frames as the plan for the new central city pushes ahead.
  • 03 September 2013
    The chief executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Roger Sutton, says the delay in announcing the outcome of the Port Hills zoning review is frustrating but necessary. The delay comes after the decision from the High Court last week in the Quake Outcasts judicial review. Justice Panckhurst determined that the red zoning process should have been carried out in a different way, and therefore was not lawful.
  • 28 August 2013
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government has now received all the geotechnical information it requires in order to announce the results of the long-awaited Port Hills land-zoning review.
  • 29 July 2013
    Senior engineers working for the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) in the aftermath of the February 2011 earthquake have been honoured for their innovative handling of critically damaged and dangerous tall buildings.
  • 22 July 2013
    The growing Christchurch rebuild is proving attractive to migrants, with new records being set for the number of people moving to the city from overseas.
  • 17 July 2013
    The Crown has purchased the site where the Canterbury Television (CTV) building stood until the February 2011 earthquake, as part of the larger plan to create a world-class new central Christchurch.
  • 30 June 2013
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Defence Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman have paid tribute to members of the New Zealand Defence Force for their dedicated service to Christchurch on the eve of their longest ever domestic deployment.
  • 27 June 2013
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Crown and the Christchurch City Council have marked a major milestone in the rebuild of greater Christchurch, with agreement reached on cost sharing arrangements for the anchor projects in the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan, and the repair and replacement of the city’s essential horizontal infrastructure.
  • 26 June 2013
    CERA is releasing the Canterbury Wellbeing Index which tracks the progress of the social recovery across greater Christchurch and a number of indicators.
  • 21 June 2013
    Almost 100 property owners in the Residential Red Zone who have agreed to sell to the Crown have had their settlement dates extended. The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) is considering case by case extensions to settlement dates in the flat land Red Zone based on vulnerability and individual circumstances.
  • 19 June 2013
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says a group of companies and agencies involved in the recovery have combined to share knowledge and create a winter resilience campaign, ensuring all parties know what each is doing and promising to refer those who need help on to their partners as required.
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