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Important Community Briefing Info

There will be a further community briefing from Civil Defence on Thursday 24th March, 6.00pm to 7.30pm, on the grassy area above Lyttelton Main school. It is my understanding that this will include a geotechnical update on potential rockfall and land movement issues, and the opportunity to ask questions.


In addition, if you are a connector or leader in your local community, might you be keen to help pass on information to your communities from the briefings, particularly those who can't attend? If so, we are keen to meet with you to discuss how we can support you in this. If you're interested in this please show up at the venue 30 minutes prior to the briefing start time and identify yourself to the event manager (who will be in a high vis vest). Thanks again.




INVITATION to Community Earthquake Briefings - Round 2 A second round of community briefings has now been scheduled for the week beginning 21 March. The briefings will provide an earthquake recovery update, local information and an opportunity to ask questions on an informal one-to-one basis.

You are invited to attend any one of the community briefings scheduled.

It is best to attend your nearest briefing if you can because there will be some local content as well as general relevant information.

For more detail please see:


About the community briefings

*     Hear the latest news followed by the chance to ask questions


*     The briefing closest to you will be the most useful for you,

however there will be relevant information at all of the briefings.

*     These are open-air briefings so dress for the weather and bring

a seat.

*     There may not be toilet facilities at the briefings.

*     Phone (03) 941 8999 for more information.

Today's Business meeting - information further to the meeting


Thanks to all who attended the meeting today (21/3/11). The email address for Chris Kerr from the Demolition Team is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The email address for Brendan Smyth from CCC Heritage is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Update on demolition contractors accreditation from Civil Defence, forwarded FYI:


A demolition accreditation process began on the weekend. Eight firms have received demolition accreditation so far.


They are:

•             Nikau Contractors Ltd

•             Ward Demolition

•             Stevensons Earthworks

•             Blakely Construction

•             Taggart Earthmoving Ltd

•             Dormer Construction Ltd

•             Frews Contracting Ltd

•             Southern Demolition and Salvage Ltd


Civil Defence has received around 50 applications and these are being worked through. Accreditation will allow Civil Defence to operate a robust management process for all demolitions in Christchurch. It will ensure Civil Defence has control over demolitions, allowing us to direct the limited demolition resources where they are most needed, and ensure debris, including hazardous materials, is appropriately disposed of. Demolition contractors wishing to undertake demolition work of commercial buildings across Christchurch, and any building within the Red Zone, requires accreditation. Demolition contractors undertaking commercial or Red Zone demolitions are not allowed to salvage materials. Where possible, goods of value, such as business equipment, will be returned to the owner or tenant. Building materials will be recycled as much as possible. Demolitions of residential buildings outside of the CBD should be processed through their insurance company. Owners without insurance should contact (03) 941 8999 or 0800 800 169. For such buildings the salvage rights can be agreed upon between the demolition company and building owner. All demolition work requires approval from the National Controller


CCC Lyttelton Service Centre


CCC Lyttelton Service Centre will be operating from the Lyttelton Recreation Centre on Winchester Street from tomorrow. The service centre building on London Street is currently displaying a red placard. It is great to have Patricia and Debbie back in Lyttelton to answer and CCC-related queries and job requests.


BNZ Lyttelton


BNZ will be opening their caravan tomorrow on the upper part of London Street close to St John Ambulance. They will be able to offer most usual banking services, such as taking deposits, giving change (please pre-order large change orders), providing account information, and cashing cheques (BNZ cheques only). There will be no foreign exchange available.



Andrew Turner


Lyttelton Harbour Business Association

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