Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2013’


New earthquake protection for Christchurch building

Base isolators have been around since the 1970s in New Zealand, helping reduce the impact of earthquakes on buildings, but …

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Justice up for tender in Christchurch

An updated time frame for Christchurch’s justice and emergency services precinct shows the likely $100 million-plus project starting next February …

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IPENZ “not enough seismic engineers in New Zealand”

Few engineers are sufficiently qualified to meet the need for seismic assessments in New Zealand, even if they are drawn …

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Earthquake assessments proving to be a headache!

Hugh Pavletich has a problem. The Christchurch property developer owns a commercial property in Greymouth with not one, not two, …

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Birds eye view or Christchurch

Click on the link below to get a birds eye view of Christchurch City Centre Drone over Christchurch

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EQC brace for Wellington claims

The Earthquake Commission is bracing itself for an expected flood of claims from property owners throughout the upper South Island …

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Plans for Cathedral Square

A six-storey office and retail block on the former ANZ House site could be the first major rebuild in Cathedral …

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Compulsory acquisition looms for city centre rebuild

Compulsory acquisition of central city sites appears likely with Christchurch landowners standing firm despite a deadline to secure east frame …

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50% of damaged homes repaired

Half of Christchurch’s 80,000 earthquake-damaged homes have now been repaired, the Government announced today. Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee …

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Council stripped of consent accreditation

The Government is stepping in to solve the Christchurch City Council consenting debacle, with a crisis meeting being held today …

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