Category Archives: Housing

Help with insulation till late June

Got a cold house? Funding for free insulation through EECA’S Warm Up New Zealand Programme is still available, however only until the end of June. Community Energy Action (CEA) provides subsidies for insulation, heating assistance, free recycled curtains and energy … Continue reading

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Eco-friendly home tour

Seven of Christchurch’s most innovative and sustainable homes will be opened to the public at weekends in May to encourage people to build smarter, including three in St Albans.

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New signage for flood zones?

When vehicles larger than a family car travel through floodwaters in Christchurch they create waves and the water flows into houses. It will be a while before CCC can get around to fixing the problem in Flockton Street caused by … Continue reading

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Good response to Find and Fix

CanCERN, which is the organisation behind the Find and Fix campaign, reports in its latest newsletter that 600 households have responded.

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Free repairs for some EQ homes

Community organisation CanCERN is co-ordinating a Find and Fix project to discover and temporarily repair 900+ badly damaged earthquake homes before winter.

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St Albans accommodation roundup

In February, TVNZ reported that the average rental price in mid-range suburbs such as St Albans was $430-$460, the same rentals being paid in mid-range Mt Roskill, Titirangi and Papakura in Auckland. However, it costs renters more to live in … Continue reading

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Group taking action against EQC

A group planning to take legal action against EQC is seeking more residents to join the group action before the end of the month.

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Worker village for Orion site (attempt 2)

A different developer this time but it looks like the Canon Street half of the former Orion site will house worker homes for up to 200 people. Resource consent was granted in January and residents notified on January 8.

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CCC in rental WOF trial

Christchurch City Council will take part in a nationwide project early next year aimed at making rental housing safer to live in — especially for children, students and the elderly.

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Flooding vulnerable being identified

Householders identified at being at risk of increased flooding vulnerability as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes will be sent individual letters to inform them of their status of their land claim in the New Year but will be largely … Continue reading

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TC3 showhouse for Cranford St

The winning entry in a competition to design a house suitable for rebuilding on TC3 land will be built as a Southern Response TC3 show home on a site in Cranford Street.

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Learn about affordable housing and community land trusts

Location: CCC offices, Hereford Street Time: August 19, 12:30- 1.30pm Description: Dr Louise Crabtree, a visiting scholar hosted by Lincoln University, will give a talk on Community Land Trusts and affordable housing. She has been involved with such trusts in … Continue reading

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