49 days ago

EQC was 'doomed to fail' minister says - were you affected?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

The Earthquake Commission was doomed to fail following the Canterbury earthquakes because of a lack of planning, resourcing and expertise, EQC Minister Grant Robertson says.

New legislation will be introduced next year to modernise Earthquake Commission (EQC) laws to prevent communities suffering “years of trauma and uncertainty” following a natural disaster, the Government says.

Were you affected by EQC failures? Tell us your story in the comments.

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1 day ago

Election 2020: Christchurch a sea of red as voters back Labour

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Greater Christchurch has overwhelmingly voted red – giving Labour all but two of its electorate seats and the majority of the party vote.

Labour supporters at the party's election event in Christchurch on Saturday night were barely able to keep a lid on their excitement and glee at National’s astonishingly poor performance in the city – and their knives came out for their parliamentary colleagues in Blue.

“At last, Christchurch has woken up,” said Duncan Webb, Christchurch Central’s incumbent.

“It’s been a long campaign, exhausting, but the reward you get for that, it’s amazing.

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7 hours ago

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22 hours ago

list of short listed writers who are semi finalists for our Heritage Writing Awards

Philippa from Upper Riccarton

The catagories are Fiction, Non Fiction, Poetry, Maori te reo, Childrens writing Short Prose
Congratulations to all the authors, illustrators, and publishers on this year’s
shortlist.

BOOKS – NON-FICTION
Merchant Miner Mandarin: The Life and Times of Remarkable Choie
Sew Hoy, by Jenny Sew Hoy Agnew and Trevor Agnew (Canterbury
University Press)
Leading Lady: Eve Poole; A Life in the Spotlight, by Vivienne Allan
(Quentin Wilson Publishing)
Leading the Way: 100 Years of the Tararua Tramping Club, by Shaun
Barnett and Chris Maclean (Tararua Tramping Club in conjunction with
Potton and Burton)
Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death, by Caroline Barron
(Bateman Books)
Marti Friedlander: Portraits of the Artists, by Leonard Bell (Auckland
University Press)
Llew Summers: Body and Soul, by John Newton (Canterbury University
Press)
Upstream on the Mataura, by Dougal Rillstone (Mary Egan Publishing)
This Farming Life: Five Generations, by Tim Saunders (Allen and Unwin)
Searching for Charlie: In Pursuit of the Real Charles Upham VC & Bar,
by Tom Scott (Upstart Press)
Colin McCahon: Volumes I and II, by Peter Simpson (Auckland University
Press)
Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World: New Zealand Archaeology 1769-
1860, by Ian Smith (Bridget Williams Books)
You Have a Lot to Lose, by C Karl Stead (Auckland University Press)
Rescue: One New Zealander’s Crusade to Save Endangered Animals,
by Michael Willis (Quentin Wilson Publishing)
BOOKS –
FICTION
The Father of Octopus Wrestling, by Frankie McMillan (Canterbury
University Press)
Shifting Currents, by Joanna Orwin (Joanna Orwin)
All the Way to Summer, by Fiona Kidman (Vintage Penguin Random
House)
The Wild Card, by Reneé (The Cuba Press)
Jerningham, by Cristina Sanders (The Cuba Press)
Dark Empire, by John Horrocks (Steele Roberts Aotearoa Publishers)
The Telling Time, by P.J. McKay (Polako Press)
Soldiers, by Tom Remiger (Text Publishing Company)
The Stories of Eileen Duggan, edited by Helen J O’Neill (Victoria
University Press)
BOOKS – CHILDREN’S
The Adventures of Tupaia, by Courtney Sina Meredith and Mat Tait (Allen
and Unwin)
Hindsight: Pivotal Moments in New Zealand History, by Mandy Hager
(One Tree House)
Icebreaker! An Epic Antarctic Adventure, by Maria Gill, illustrated by
Alistair Hughes (New Holland)
Lost Wonders: Vanished Creatures of Aotearoa, by Sarah Ell, illustrated
by Phoebe Morris (Allen and Unwin)
New Zealand Nature Heroes, by Gillian Candler (Potton and Burton)
TE REO BOOKS
Haare Williams: Words of a Kaumātua, by Haare Williams, introduced
and edited by Witi Ihimaera (Auckland University Press)
Whakarongo ki ō tupuna, by Darryn Joseph (Oratia Books)
Te Reo Māori, by David Kārena-Holmes (Oratia Books)
POETRY
Colonial Commodity, by Karen Zelas
Te Mana o Te Wai, by Mike Riddell
The Last Blacksmith, by Jenna Heller
Airing the Family Linen, by Jeni Curtis
The Woman from Deerschaw, by Jeni Curtis
Hiruhārama, by Gregory Dally
Whitebait, by Janet Newman
View from Pigeon Island Lake Wakitipu, by Husayn Rawlings
Auntie Marg, by Louise Hart
Combat Ready, by Sherry Grant
Let me Connect the Homes, by Rachel McAlpine
Reg Lee, by Kay McKenzie Cooke
On a Mat at the Bottom of the World, by Kay McKenzie Cooke
Blackberry Days, by Kay McKenzie Cooke
SHORT PROSE
Small Moments in the History of a Small Country, by Paul Maunder
Land Wars? by Marcus Hobson
Season of Seven Summers, by Nod Ghosh
The Gate, by Janet Newman
Weaving my Family’s Stories, by Jean Rath
The Tearooms, by Mandy McMullin

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