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Christchurch City Council has no answers

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 1:05 pm | Empowered Christchurch

The current Christchurch City Council regime started out in 2014 with great hopes for a sea change in its internal culture and amid promises of transparency and accountability from the new Mayor, Lianne Dalziel. Unfortunately, after a string of revelations ... More >>

22 February 2017: Christchurch Earthquake Protest No. 2

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 4:36 pm | Empowered Christchurch

To mark the sixth anniversary of the 22 February 2011 earthquake, the unheard and unsettled EQC and insurance claimants will once again be holding a protest in Cathedral Square at 2 p.m. More >>

Empowered Christchurch Letter

Friday, 12 August 2016, 11:25 am | Empowered Christchurch

Here is an interim list of houses that we believe have been built below the minimum 11.8 m above the city datum pursuant to the Building Act, or where Council has granted existing use rights to insurers to build below the minimum floor levels. All these ... More >>

Notification to Christchurch Council - flood mapping

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 11:25 am | Empowered Christchurch

We refer to our notification of 10 May 2016 in which we originally raised the matter of the discrepancy in Council flood mapping, asked that the tidal influence be included in modelling and called for an enquiry into the errors and omissions uncovered. We ... More >>

Has the CCC made appropriate use of Existing Use Rights?

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 12:18 pm | Empowered Christchurch

(Existing use rights is an exemption under the Section 10 of the Resource Management Act 1991, yet the CCC’s application of this "loophole" appears in direct contradiction to the stated purpose of the Act) More >>

Appeal to Attorney-General to extend limitation period

Monday, 23 May 2016, 2:01 pm | Empowered Christchurch

Empowered Christchurch and the South Brighton Residents' Association last week sent an appeal to the Attorney-General of New Zealand, Hon. Christopher Finlayson QC, requesting an extension to the limitation period under the Limitation Act 2010 for ... More >>

Flood threat for Christchurch much bigger than thought

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 11:59 am | Empowered Christchurch

Flood threat for Christchurch City much bigger than previously assumed More >>

Empowered Christchurch Calls For Continued Lobbying

Friday, 26 February 2016, 12:55 pm | Empowered Christchurch

Following the success of the protest rally to mark the fifth anniversary of the 22 February 2011 earthquake, we have encouraged claimants to use the Empowered Christchurch website to push and lobby for the demands made at the rally. Numbers and input on ... More >>

Challenge to those responsible for the Christchurch recovery

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 4:15 pm | Empowered Christchurch

The Christchurch earthquake sequence is the most serious natural disaster ever to hit New Zealand. It is of critical importance to learn from this disaster and to look constructively at what has been done and the way in which the recovery has been ... More >>

4 Years on, Why are things in a mess in Christchurch

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 2:26 pm | Empowered Christchurch

Today marks four years from the 7.1 earthquake. Our houses are broken, our future is uncertain. We are in captivity in broken houses. We hope this information is of use for the people in this situation and explains in more detail how the authorities ... More >>

Queen forwards Christchurch plea to Governor General

Friday, 7 March 2014, 3:34 pm | Empowered Christchurch

Her Majesty The Queen forwards a plea for help from the residents of Christchurch to the Governor General in New Zealand. More >>


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