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  • 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. 
  • 04 December 2014
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has congratulated members of the consortium that developed the Blueprint for central Christchurch on receiving a prestigious international honour. The consortium's core team of Warren and Mahoney, Boffa Miskell, Woods Bagot, RCP, Populous and Sheppard & Rout Architects, has been named a joint winner of the World Architecture News (WAN) Urban Design Award, part of the world's largest architectural awards programme.
  • 19 November 2014
    State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie has today announced the appointment of Mr John Ombler as Acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA).
  • 19 November 2014
    Central Christchurch's constantly changing landscape will be showcased to residents and visitors in a City Discovery Day, says Christchurch Central Development Unit director Warwick Isaacs. 
  • 17 November 2014
    State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie today confirms that Roger Sutton has chosen to resign as Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA).
  • 13 November 2014
    Christchurch has taken the first steps towards a modern central city transport network that works for all kinds of travel.
  • 13 November 2014
    Briefing papers for incoming Ministers have been released following their appointment for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery portfolio.
  • 07 November 2014
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) contractors will use remote-controlled excavators in a series of demolitions taking place on Crown-owned properties in Sumner from next week.
  • 06 November 2014
    The diverse ideas and creativity of greater Christchurch's young people has made the Winter Chill event series a resounding success says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Chief Executive Roger Sutton.
  • 03 November 2014
    An innovative approach to tackling complex hillside demolitions has earned a CERA contractor a nomination for a leading industry award.
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