Special Feature: Canterbury Earthquakes Recovery

Gerry Brownlee Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Canterbury Earthquakes Recovery


2 September 2014
Government focuses on long term quake recovery

14 August 2014
Over 5000 red zoned houses now cleared

Halfway mark for horizontal infrastructure rebuild

7 August 2014
Convention Centre developer and operator revealed

1 August 2014
Christchurch City has the Government’s support

30 July 2014
First chance to help shape red zone’s future

29 July 2014
Labour completely wrong on pace of recovery

18 July 2014
Social recovery shows positive progress

12 July 2014
Site confirmed for Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

10 July 2014
Labour’s announcement another fizzer

Govt agrees to Chch council plan review request

7 July 2014
CBD gaps filling fast as Crown returns

2 July 2014
Act ensures hospital rebuild will keep to schedule

25 June 2014
Residential Advisory Service making a difference

Christchurch Temporary Accommodation Relief for Flood Victims

24 June 2014
Construction begins on Bus Interchange

19 June 2014
Recovery Plan to streamline Lyttelton Port progress

Strategy to help Cantabrians launched

13 June 2014
New start for Re:START Mall

12 June 2014
Performing Arts Precinct off to an exciting start

9 June 2014
A lawyers’ field day at the taxpayer’s expense

3 June 2014
Vodafone to anchor Innovation Precinct

15 May 2014
$50m of extra funding for earthquake recovery

14 May 2014
New programme to show progress of public projects

7 May 2014
Govt awaiting own review of Korda Mentha report

24 April 2014
NZCID report a useful guide for recovery work

22 April 2014
Performing Arts Precinct designation partially lifted

17 April 2014
Community to have say on red zone’s future

The Christchurch Rebuild – Gaining Momentum: Speech to Canterbury Employer’s Chamber of Commerce

17 March 2014
EQC working with Christchurch City Council

6 March 2014
Preliminary design for new Bus Interchange

Popular Container Mall on the move

New venture a big boost for future construction

5 March 2014
Service to assist residents affected by flooding

18 February 2014
Positive audit result for CCC consents

Statistics helping inform the rebuild

4 February 2014
Further work underway to improve Avon River

Govt seeks interest in low cost development

30 January 2014
$200 million settlement for Canterbury schools

28 January 2014
EQC managed repairs pass 50,000 mark

22 January 2014
Anchor Projects kicking on in 2014


17 December 2013
First year of rebuild sets scene for redevelopment

13 December 2013
Offer period extended for Port Hills red zone

6 December 2013
LURP to provide speedy residential growth

5 December 2013
Port Hills zoning review announced

Callaghan backs Christchurch as Sensing City

3 December 2013
Judgment allows Port Hills zoning review to progress

22 November 2013
Tax Bill proposals provide further support for Canterbury rebuild

21 November 2013
Disappointment over Land Use Recovery Plan hold up

14 November 2013
More than 80 per cent of classrooms in greater Christchurch will be modernised by 2022

2 November 2013
Labour would ratchet up the risk for everyone

31 October 2013
Govt to provide $260m to University of Canterbury rebuild

30 October 2013
Inner city Christchurch transport plan released

17 October 2013
Anchor Projects gathering momentum

10 October 2013
Special amendments will speed up land repairs

4 October
Minister welcomes Natural Environment Recovery Programme

3 October
Govt injects $18.9m into CPIT earthquake recovery

2 October
First compulsory acquisitions in Christchurch CBD

International search for Convention Centre operator

16 September
Port Hills s124 hazard notices can continue

10 September
Making Progress: The Christchurch Rebuild

Public sector relocating to Chch CBD in 2016

29 August
First stage of first anchor project opens

28 August
Government postpones Port Hills announcement

16 August
Govt welcomes Crown Manager’s Action Plan

8 July 2013
Crown Manager appointed for Christchurch

Council to continue issuing consents

4 July 2013
Civil Aviation Act review underway

Government commits to safe Canterbury rebuild

3 July 2013
Govt welcomes Mayor’s statement on consenting

1 July 2013
Govt will propose solutions to consenting issue

27 June 2013
Crown and Council agree recovery costs

Home repairs hit halfway milestone

19 June 2013
Coordinated winter resilience programme rolled out

10 June 2013
Offer period extension for Port Hills residents

Temporary stadium wins major international honour

Bringing government agencies together in CBD

7 June 2013
Advisory service continues good progress

More funding for red zone hazardous waste disposal

6 June 2013
Urgent weather-tightness and heating still available

5 June 2013
Home repairs approaching half way

31 May 2013
Residents return home after Lucas Lane work completed

30 May 2013
Friday marks 1000 days since the first quake

Strong progress made in CBD purchases

29 May 2013
Residential Advisory Service progressing well

23 May 2013
Christchurch CBD construction ramps up

Playground honours Margaret Mahy ONZ

20 May 2013
Advisory Service helping property owners

16 May 2013
Additional $2.1b for Christchurch’s recovery

15 May 2013
Residential Advisory Service going live

Southern Response making good progress

Residential red zone demolition full steam ahead

14 May 2013
Further rebuild zone reductions

8 May, 2013
CER Act used to realign Clean Air Zones

25 March, 2013
EQC breach recipient’s actions disturbing

23 March 2013
Sod turning marks start of Avon River Precinct

21 March 2013
Government pays further $31 million for Christchurch City earthquake response costs

14 March 2013
Consortium appointed to plan Health Precinct

Social housing is council’s shame

27 February 2013
Foundation pour cements signs of progress

22 February 2013
Address to the Christchurch Earthquake Memorial Service

20 February 2013
Wellbeing Survey reveals positive outlook

15 February 2013
TC3 options and solutions making great strides

Central city officially a rebuild zone

Our recovery has strong foundations

Good progress in CBD land purchases

Kids urged to imagine their own Amazing Place

11 February 2013
Crown and Christchurch City Council agree to special three year plan

04 February 2013
ECan Rakaia River recommendation accepted

28 January 2013
EQC hits $1 billion and 30,000 managed home repairs

24 January 2013
Christchurch CBD progress encouraging

Danger still evident in Port Hills


17 December 2012

Residential red zone settlement date extended

14 December 2012

Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 1 opened

11 December 2012

Corrective Action Plan released in response to earthquake review

10 December 2012

PM welcomes Royal Commission report release

Earthquakes Royal Commission Vol 4 released

Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission Reports

Govt to carefully consider Royal Commission report

7 December 2012

Consultation on earthquake-prone buildings begins

6 December 2012

Launch of the Canterbury Economic Recovery Programme, Addington Raceway, Christchurch

Economic recovery programme launched

30 November 2012

First CBD commercial land purchases welcomed

29 November 2012

Govt agrees in principle to support Canterbury TEIs in quake rebuild

Government receives final part of Canterbury earthquakes report from Royal Commission

22 November 2012

Canterbury Skills and Employment Hub opens

15 November 2012

Draft Transport Plan open for public consultation

Important boost for Canterbury rebuild

01 November 2012

Infrastructure report sets out 67 initiatives

Further $28m approved for Skills for Canterbury

Infrastructure employment scheme launched

Housing NZ hits Christchurch repair target

31 October 2012

Residential land zoning complete

Govt continues support for Canterbury Tertiary Institutions

30 October 2012

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust continues to assist community

23 October 2012

Canterbury earthquakes Royal Commission extended final reporting date announced

18 October 2012

Labour’s “jobs crisis” doesn’t stack up

New Christchurch offices for Housing NZ

Temporary stadium a resounding success

10 October 2012

Christchurch convention centre process underway

TC3 workshop a positive step

09 October 2012

Port Hills review process announced

Skills and Employment Hub for Christchurch

Important settlement milestone reached

27 September 2012

Temporary Accommodation Allowance extended

26 September 2012

More beds for workers made easier

13 September 2012

Further red zone properties addressed

$1 billion investment for education renewal in Canterbury

Port Hills rock roll zoning complete

11 September 2012

Christchurch’s Hospital Redevelopment Partnership Group established

10 September 2012

Minister welcomes new insurance offerings

7 September 2012

Christchurch’s roadmap for infrastructure rebuild

4 September 2012

New Christchurch hospital one step closer

31 August 2012

State of Canterbury earthquake recovery

23 August 2012

Earthquakes Royal Commission report released

17 August 2012

Further 126 Port Hills properties rezoned

15 August 2012

Updated Australian travel advisory welcomed

9 August 2012

New work rights to boost export education in Canterbury

8 August 2012

Canterbury employment remains high priority

30 July 2012

Christchurch CBD rebuild blueprint unveiled

Investors encouraged to back Christchurch

Impressive projects anchor a compact, green city

Discussion to begin on securing city land

New unit will facilitate CBD investment

24 July 2012

High Court decision won’t hinder recovery

01 July 2012

Minister attending disaster reduction conference

29 June 2012

Small number of properties remain white zoned

Over 1100 Port Hills properties zoned green

285 Port Hills properties zoned red

28 June 2012

Funding boost to rebuild Kaiapoi’s aquatic centre

20 June 2012

New social housing units in Canterbury

15 June 2012

Red zone offer extended to new categories

Zoning review process in place

Red zone offers a roaring success

31 May 2012

Earthquake Recovery Strategy launched

24 May 2012

Recovery Fund helping Canterbury communities

18 May 2012

Parklands East stays green TC3

Flat land residential zoning now complete

421 Port Hills properties zoned green

17 May 2012

Flat land residential zoning now complete

27 April 2012

Appeal’s $2.8m donation a boost to St John

26 April 2012

Church should release all documents

24 April 2012

Christchurch social housing solutions gather pace

20 April 2012

Red zone offers get three month extension

19 April 2012

New service for older people brought forward by quake

18 April 2012

New unit for the rebuild of central Christchurch

Speech: Launch of the Central Christchurch Development Unit

4 April 2012

Crown accounts reflect extra earthquake costs

3 April 2012

Govt helps give Chch high-tech sector new home

29 March 2012

PM congratulates Appeal on 100th project

Govt boosts international education support for Chch

Minister launches nationwide earthquake campaign

28 March 2012

International student numbers show impact of Chch quakes

23 March 2012

Christchurch Stadium sponsor welcomed

New temporary village announced

Avon River border areas zoned red

Southshore West stays orange for now

20 March 2012

UFB important part of Canterbury rebuild

16 March 2012

New courthouse opens in central Christchurch

12 March 2012

Extension of filing time provision extended for Canterbury

09 March 2012

Minister applauds stadium progress

Unemployed Cantabrians to work in the red zone

02 March 2012

More Christchurch schools to get ultra-fast broadband

Quake-hit cultural collections receive boost

10 February 2012

Turf laying a great sign of progress

Orange zone decisions hit final stretch

09 February 2012

Report into CTV building collapse released

02 February 2012

Excellent progress for Christchurch justice

27 January 2012

Crown Observer to assist ChCh City Council

Red zone offer extended to rest homes

First CBD red zone building works underway

23 December 2011

PM: Hearts go out to people of Christchurch after latest quakes

22 December 2011

Next steps for Canterbury DHB rebuild

20 December 2011

Christchurch Stadium progressing well

19 December 2011

More Port Hills properties zoned green



Prime Minister John Key and Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee on today's announcements.

Visit the CERA website, http://www.landcheck.org.nz, to check the status of residential property in greater Christchurch.

23 June - Media Releases:

Prime Minister: Govt outlines next steps for people of Canterbury

Prime Minister John Key today announced the next step in the government's ongoing work to give people of greater Christchurch a clearer picture of what their future holds following a series of major earthquakes and aftershocks in the region.

Earthquake Recovery Minister: Latest Christchurch land information released

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the announcement today of zones of land damage in greater Christchurch is the most up-to-date information that can be provided. [Many attachments of interest included in this release.]

Prime Minister: PM welcomes bank’s package for Chch

Prime Minister John Key today welcomed ANZ’s $1 billion dollar commitment of special mortgage lending to help Christchurch homeowners relocate.


Watch the Prime Minister's video supporting the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

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Ministerial announcements detailing the Government's response to the February 2011 Canterbury Earthquake.

Wednesday 23 November

Recycling of earthquake waste to be maximised

CERA powers unlock Kaiapoi development

Monday 21 November

Canterbury records country’s strongest growth

Thursday 17 November

8300 non-residential properties zoned green

Further 758 Christchurch properties rezoned

Tuesday 15 November

Workshops to prepare prisoners for Chch rebuild

Health and safety funding for safe Canterbury rebuild

Wednesday 09 November

Canterbury trade hits two year high

Tuesday 08 November

Minister welcomes new stadium for Canterbury

New 17,000-seat temporary stadium for Canterbury

Saturday 29 October

PM launches Restart in Christchurch

Friday 28 October

New foundation design categories for Canterbury

6430 orange zone properties turned green

Friday 14 October

Changes to speed up urban planning in ChCh

Economic recovery continues in Canterbury

Nearly 5500 more properties zoned green

Wednesday 12 October

Royal Commission of Inquiry’s interim report released

Royal Commission interim report welcomed

Tuesday 11 October

Orange zone decisions are top priority

EQC levies rise to realistically reflect costs

Dunne: two Canterbury quake tax provisions extended

Friday 7 October

Changes proposed to RMA following earthquake report

Thursday 6 October

Exemption will deliver over 1000 more sections

Wednesday 5 October

New scholarships for Christchurch students

Tuesday 4 October

Consultation on the future of education in Canterbury

Friday 30 September

Minister welcomes report into Christchurch buildings

Thursday 22 September

Final alliance agreement signed in Christchurch

Wednesday 21 September

Govt provides funding certainty for Canterbury tertiary institutions

Friday 16 September

Resourcing for Christchurch schools

Monday 12 September

Shirley Boys’ High School returns to original site

Wednesday 7 September

Extra post-quake support for Canty DHB

Monday 5 September

Canterbury’s latest economic data promising

Draft Recovery Strategy released for review

Most of Port Hills land now zoned green

New and extended Trades Academies for Canterbury

Ministers praise Christchurch court staff

Sunday 4 September

Quake anniversary a time for thanks

Tuesday 30 August

EQC's earthquake liability revised upwards

Delegation to address insurance issues

New Zealanders can have confidence in EQC

Wednesday 24 August

Work begins on Kaiapoi’s residential rezoning

Monday 22 August

Further legal representation for quake victims’ families announced

Friday 19 August

First red zone offer letters in the mail

Thursday 18 August

Waimakariri District land decisions released

Preparation of Red Zone offers well underway

Friday 12 August

PM welcomes kick-start for CBD retail

Thursday 11 August

Draft recovery plan for Christchurch CBD released

Wednesday 10 August

Council’s draft plan release is sensible

Friday 5 August

More than 10,000 winter heat installations

Wednesday 03 August

Housing assistance for red zone residents

Tuesday 2 August

Legal fees and generous deposits for red zone

Strong interest in residential red zone offer

Thursday 28 July

Kaiapoi speculation unfair and disappointing

Friday 22 July

Copthorne Hotel demolition contract awarded

More Canterbury land zoned green

Tuesday 12 July

PM welcomes Appeal funding for Christchurch projects

Steady economic data prior to June quakes

Monday 11 July

Address to 2011 Local Government New Zealand Conference

Friday 08 July

Christchurch schools set to return to home sites

CERA seeks views on Recovery Strategy

Thursday 07 July

More support for Canterbury mental health services

Wednesday 06 July

$6m in Lottery funding to help Christchurch

Monday 04 July

EQC passes $1 billion mark

Friday 01 July

Govt amends rating valuation process for greater Christchurch

Thursday 30 June

Govt provides $16m for Canty DHB quake costs

Saturday 25 June

Community forum members announced

Thursday 23 June

Govt outlines next steps for people of Canterbury

Latest Christchurch land information released

PM welcomes bank’s package for Chch

Wednesday 22 June

Govt to outline next steps for people of Canterbury

Monday 13 June

Video: Prime Minister's statement on today's earthquakes

Video: The Australian - Featuring Hon Gerry Brownlee on rebuilding Christchurch (undated interview)

Friday 10 June

Changes to CCC requirements

Wednesday 01 June

Positive signs emerging in Canterbury

Friday 27 May

Payroll Giving topped half million dollars in March

More than 5000 heat installations completed

Govt provides $650k for ChCh events village

Thursday 26 May

Minister welcomes $15m investment

Second leaders’ briefing held

Christchurch keeps working

Wednesday 25 May

Grand Chancellor demolition plan agreed

Port reclamation fast-tracked to assist recovery

Tuesday 24 May

World-beating ultra fast broadband for Christchurch

Claims hit 159,000 as deadline passes

Broadband boost will support recovery

Monday 23 May

New Kathmandu facility great news

Saturday 21 May

Dunne: Earthquake tax bill passes

Thursday 19 May

$5.5b for Canterbury Recovery Fund

$10m Budget support for Canterbury families

Earthquake Kiwi Bond to help fund recovery

Budget funds new earthquake recovery authority

Wednesday 18 May

PM thanks US film organisations for donations to Christchurch

New foundation rule recognises seismic hazard

Tuesday 17 May

Winter heat progress encouraging

Additional support for Christchurch schools

Monday 16 may

Study centres support Christchurch students

Thursday 12 May

Minister welcomes Roger Sutton to CERA

Budget 2011: Canterbury trades training boost

Retirement Villages Association re-housing assistance

Tuesday 10 May

Outstanding response to community forum

Monday 9 May

Minister supports central city community expo

Wednesday 4 May

First quake MPs’ briefing held at Parliament

Earthquake tax treatment bill tabled

Prisoner job training to help Christchurch

Tuesday 3 May

Local alliance to rebuild local infrastructure

Sunday 1 May

State of national emergency expires

Wednesday 27 April

PM welcomes telethon for Christchurch

Minister calls for expressions of interest

Tuesday 26 April

Earthquake claims top 300,000

Sunday 24 April

State of national emergency extended further

Wednesday 20 April

Good progress with post quake state house repairs

Fund helping Canterbury exporters build business

Tuesday 19 April

KiwiSaver relief for earthquake-affected Cantabrians

Monday 18 April

State of national emergency extended further