Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Canterbury Earthquake Response, 0400 6/3/11

Canterbury Earthquake Response Media Advisory, 0400hrs, Sunday 6 March 2011

Cordon Reduction

• The CBD cordon will be reduced from 8 am this morning and Zones 1 & 2 (pdf 238 kB) will become open to residents, business owners, and property owners with photo ID and proof of address. They can also collect their vehicles if they are in Zones 1 & 2 (pdf 238 kB).

• From 2pm, Zones 1 & 2 are open to the general public to conduct essential business only.

• Restricted access remains in the Red Zone and Zones 3 & 4 (pdf 238 kB).

Community Meetings

• Community Meetings begin today, Sunday 6 March.

• Further meetings will be held on Monday and Wednesday. Detailed information is included at the end of this advisory.

Vehicles

• Vehicles owned by the general public that are in Zones 1 & 2 (pdf 238 kB) can be collected by owners from 2 pm today.

• A plan is currently being prepared to remove vehicles from the Red Zone and Zones 3 & 4 (pdf 238 kB). It is expected information will be released about this on Tuesday the 8th of March.

Recovery Assistance Centres

Recovery Assistance Centres are located at:

• Linwood Community Link – 154 Aldwins Road, Linwood

• Wainoni Aranui Recreation Centre – 31 Hampshire Street, Wainoni

• Parklands Baptist Church – 180 Queenspark Drive, Parklands

• St Faiths Hall – 46 Hawke Street, New Brighton

• Nga Hau e Wha Marae – 250 Pages Road, Aranui

• Shirley Rugby Club – Burwood Park, New Brighton Road, Shirley/Dallington

Two more centres will open on Monday, 7th of March:

• Lyttelton Recreation Centre – 25 Winchester Street, Lyttelton

• Sydenham Community Centre – 23-25 Hutcheson Street, Sydenham

Toilets

• 1201 portaloos have been delivered.

• Chemical toilets continue to be delivered with over 2000 delivered so far.

Silt removal

• 270,168 tonnes of silt has been removed to date.

• Removal of silt is expected to finish today or Monday.

Operation Suburbs

• 70,520 households have been visited. 1334 have been issued with red placards.

Schedule of Community Meetings

Sunday 6 March 2011
10 am Cuthberts Green, Pages Road (beside softball fields)
Residents of Avondale, Avonside, Aranui, Dallington, Linwood and Wainoni

12 Noon Waltham Park, Waltham Rd
Residents of St Martins, Opawa, Murray Aynsley and Beckenham

2 pm Somerfield Park, off Woodard Terrace
Residents of Somerfield, Cashmere and Spreydon.

4 pm South Hagley Park Cricket Ground, Riccarton Ave
Residents and business/building owners in the Christchurch CBD

6 pm Cuthberts Green, Pages Road (beside softball fields)
Residents of Avondale, Avonside, Aranui, Dallington, Linwood and Wainoni

Monday 7 March 2011
12.30 pm McCormacks Bay Reserve (Eastern side of reserve)
Residents of Mt Pleasant, Redcliffs, St Andrews Hill, Balmoral Hill,
Moncks Spur

3 pm Sumner School Grounds (Colenso Street)
Residents of Moncks Bay, Clifton, Richmond Hill, Sumner, Scarborough.

5.30 pm Lyttelton Rugby Park (off Godley Quay)
Residents of Lyttelton and harbour settlements through to Rapaki

Wednesday 9 March 2011
9.30 am Richmond Park
Residents of Dallington, Avonside & Richmond

12 Noon Parklands Reserve
Residents of Burwood, Parklands, Waimairi Beach.

2 pm Rawhiti Domain
Residents of North New Brighton, New Brighton, Bexley

4 pm South New Brighton Park
Residents of South Brighton, Southshore


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Regulators: Govt To ‘Crowd-Source’ Regulatory Advice

A wide-ranging set of reforms is to be implemented to shake up the way New Zealand government agencies develop, write and implement regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Board Appointments: Some Minister Appoint Less The 3 In 10 Women

“It’s 2015 not 1915: Ministers who appoint less than 3 in 10 women to their boards must do better, they have no excuse but to do better,” said Dr Blue. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The 1990s Retro Proposals For Our Health System

As we learned yesterday, the reviews propose that the democratically elected representation on DHBs should be reduced, such that community wishes will be able to be over-ridden by political appointees. In today’s revelations, the reviews also propose a return to the destructive competitive health model of the 1990s. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Cab Press Conference: Foreign Buyers Register, TPP And Serco

At a press conference today in Wellington, John Key discussed the foreign buyers register as well as the TPP and Serco. Key was questioned on whether a stamp tax might be used as a tool to deal with foreign buyers. More>>

ALSO:

Lyndon Hood Satire: Serco To Outsource Prison To Public Sector

In response to high-profile failings, multinational omnicorporation Serco will introduce public management in its prison system. Serco's New Zealand manager, speaking on condition of anonymity, has announced plans for managers from the Department of Corrections to run the Mt Eden Correctional Facility. More>>

National Party Conference: Plans To Nudge Immigrants Towards Regions

The Government will introduce a package of immigration measures aimed at improving the spread of workers, skills and investment across New Zealand, Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse says. More>>

ALSO:

Corrections: Serco Relieved Of Control At Mt Eden Prison, Retains Contract

Multi-national private prison operator Serco has been forced to hand back control of Auckland's Mt Eden remand prison to the Department of Corrections, which has used a 'step-in' clause in its contract with Serco following a string of increasingly serious allegations about contraband, prisoner injuries and a death. More>>

ALSO:

Other Experiments: Failing Charter School Stays Open 'For Kids'

Education Minister Hekia Parata says she has given Te Pumanawa o te Wairua in Northland a chance to continue operating because of her concerns about finding other educational opportunities for its students. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news