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  • 31 October 2014
    Children are asking the hard questions about the greater Christchurch recovery in the new documentary series Hi-Viz.
  • 20 October 2014
    Summer of Fun, a series of free community events, is returning to Christchurch for its fourth year. This summer’s programme includes more than 60 events, ranging from family pool parties to Carols in the Square, which are organised and run by community organisations, churches and residents’ groups and supported by the local councils. The Summer of Fun series was created in response to a need to provide communities with local, fun events in their neighbourhoods following the 2011 earthquakes. 
  • 16 September 2014
    Christchurch's evolving Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct will be showcased in free guided walks to celebrate World Rivers Day. Walk by the River will be hosted by the project team behind the Precinct on Sunday, 28 September, and will be a feature of the nine-day The Breeze Walking Festival.
  • 15 September 2014
    A post-earthquake building assessment process, which identified and managed over 3500 high risk buildings in Greater Christchurch, has given the region's residents a huge amount of confidence, says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) chief executive Roger Sutton.
  • 11 September 2014
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority chief executive Roger Sutton is encouraging people to have their say on the future use of the red zones in the Waimakariri District before the initial public engagement period closes later this week. "The Canvas public engagement campaign that has been running since July 30 has been a real success so far," Mr Sutton says.
  • 04 September 2014
    A five part mini-documentary series featuring Christchurch business owners, entrepreneurs, and community groups is available to view from today via the futurechristchurch.co.nz website.
  • 03 September 2014
    The calibre of submissions for the design of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial has been outstanding, says Christchurch Central Development Unit director Warwick Isaacs.
  • 03 September 2014
      A 10m-high climbing tower, double flying fox and a 4m-wide slide will be features of a new inner city family playground in Christchurch unlike anything seen in New Zealand before.
  • 02 September 2014
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced a programme of change to how the government delivers its support for recovery in Christchurch and the surrounding area.
  • 22 August 2014
    The temporary car park on the former Canterbury Brewery site (at the corner of St Asaph and Antigua Streets) will be closed from midnight tonight to allow a special coating to be applied to its surface.
  • 14 August 2014
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the rebuild programme for Christchurch’s damaged horizontal infrastructure has reached the halfway point.
  • 14 August 2014
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says more than 5000 Crown-owned properties have now been cleared from the flat land residential red zones in greater Christchurch.
  • 07 August 2014
    Using the Waimakariri’s red zones for market gardens, creating an open air theatre and building mountain bike tracks are some of the ideas coming through the public engagement on the future use of the earthquake damaged land, says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority chief executive Roger Sutton.
  • 01 August 2014
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Chief Executive Roger Sutton says it’s exciting to see so many young people and youth organisations wanting to get involved in putting on great events through the Winter Chill event series.
  • 01 August 2014
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government is encouraged by the approach being taken by Christchurch City Council in addressing financial pressures delivered by its required response to the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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