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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 05 May 2014
    The implementation of the transport chapter of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan takes a significant step forward today, as the company appointed to design and oversee construction of the three major projects within phase one begins its work.
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