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  • 28 May 2015
    Christchurch youth councils will be creating fun and exciting events this winter as a result of a funding boost from the 2014 Winter Chill programme, Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner says.
  • 21 May 2015
    An additional $107.8 million operating funding over the next four years is provided in Budget 2015 for the Canterbury rebuild.
  • 15 May 2015
    Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner says the Community in Mind Shared Programme of Action, being launched today, will ensure the remarkable resilience of Canterbury communities continues.
  • 05 May 2015
    The public is being invited to have a say on a Recovery Plan addressing Crown offers to buy vacant, uninsured and commercial/industrial properties in the Residential Red Zone.
  • 01 May 2015
    Almost 20,000 people took part in this year's Summer of Fun season of free family events in Christchurch, the highest attendance in the series' four year history. Seventy community-led events took place this season, ranging from family picnics to planting days to outdoor movies for everyone. The season ran from 1 November 2014 to 28 March 2015.
  • 21 April 2015
    Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner says the continued funding of the Residential Advisory Service (RAS) means more Cantabrians will be able to access free, impartial advice on getting their home repaired or rebuilt.
  • 21 April 2015
    State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie has today confirmed that Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) Acting Chief Executive John Ombler will continue in the role until the end of 2015.
  • 21 April 2015
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a process to give everyone a say on the Crown offers to owners of vacant, commercial/industrial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone.
  • 20 April 2015
    A new community-led initiative will give greater Christchurch residents the clear and consistent information they need says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority acting Chief Executive John Ombler.
  • 27 March 2015
    The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is investigating whether key parts of the Odeon Theatre can be retained as it embarks on the demolition of badly damaged parts of the structure.
  • 13 March 2015
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Crown is reviewing the Supreme Court's decision, released this morning, on the appeal taken by a group of vacant, commercial and uninsured Christchurch landowners calling themselves the 'Quake Outcasts,' and commercial property developer Fowler Developments Limited. "Crown Law and the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) will need to review today's judgment and assess what steps are required. 
  • 11 March 2015
    Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Nicky Wagner says hundreds of people have given their opinion on the six short-listed Canterbury Earthquake Memorial designs and the public have until Sunday 15 March to provide further feedback.
  • 06 March 2015
    Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner says the public will get a chance to have its say on the future of Victoria Square, part of the Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct.
  • 05 March 2015
    An interim appointment has today been made to replace outgoing Christchurch Central Development Unit director Warwick Isaacs.
  • 04 March 2015
    The final total for the acceptance of the Port Hills red zone Crown offer is now available.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 29 January 2015
    The path to central city residential development has been made simpler with the introduction of a Residential Chapter of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan. A Liveable City – finalised after public comment was considered last year – provides simplified rules for residential development in central Christchurch, while maintaining development standards, says Christchurch Central Development Unit Director Warwick Isaacs.
  • 08 January 2015
    Good progress in the development of central city anchor projects means the designation can now be fully or partially lifted from a number of properties. Christchurch Central Development Unit Director Warwick Isaacs says the designations, which identify land required for anchor projects, are a planning tool put in place as part of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan. "The project teams have now further evaluated the South Frame, Stadium and the Performing Arts Precinct and determined which parts of the designated land are no longer needed to undertake the work," he says.
  • 26 December 2014
    The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) and Waimakariri District Council say the public has put forward an exciting vision of open spaces with a community focus for the Waimakariri red zones.
  • 22 December 2014
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced an Advisory Board on Transition with a wealth of experience and knowledge about the recovery needs of greater Christchurch. "The board, chaired by Dame Jenny Shipley, will provide me with a range of advice about the transition of functions and powers held by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) to other agencies as the recovery progresses," Mr Brownlee says. 
  • 19 December 2014
    Work has begun on an agreed review into the rebuild work and costs related to Christchurch's earthquake-damaged horizontal infrastructure.
  • 11 December 2014
    Amendments to both noise standards and the South Frame planning framework have been made to allow for the continuing development of a central city that is vibrant and liveable, says Christchurch Central Development Unit Director Warwick Isaacs.
  • 09 December 2014
    Visible rebuild progress in Christchurch is helping to boost people's quality of life, says Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Nicky Wagner. The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's fifth Wellbeing Survey has found overall quality of life in Greater Christchurch continues to improve, and for some, tangible signs of progress and access to new and repaired recreational facilities is a part of this. 
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