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Briefings to builders from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), with Bunnings, Carters, ITM, Mitre 10 and Placemakers, are running a series of briefings to give builders working in Canterbury important info on repairing and rebuilding earthquake-damaged homes. The briefings will cover … Continue reading

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Dear Minister Brownlee

Yesterday CanCERN wrote to Minister Brownlee in response to his appearance on Campbell Live earlier this week.    Hon. Gerry BrownleeMinister of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery22 May 2013 Dear Minister Brownlee Firstly we would like to thank you for conducting the … Continue reading

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Community Energy Action – advice on wet insulation

Community Energy Action (CEA) have updated their advice on making house warmer. In particular they make the point that once insulation becomes wet it is subject to mould as well as losing its effectiveness. Even when dried insulation materials have … Continue reading

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Southern Response – FAQ on builder selection.

Southern Response have published a brief FAQ on how they nominate a builder for your rebuild or repair, and what your options are. In fact your options are quite limited, almost but not quite “take it or go away”. The … Continue reading

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More rebuild information sheets from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has released a set of Canterbury rebuild information sheets on it’s website (here). The topics covered are: TC1, TC2, & TC3 foundations [PDF 672 KB, 6 pages] – info sheet published January 2013 … Continue reading

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