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Cow fodder highest and best use of cleared suburban Christchurch land

Cow fodder 'highest and best' use of cleared suburban Christchurch land

Monday, 23 October 2017 7:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Parts of Christchurch's red zone could be used to graze dairy cows.

Research into controversial street layout divisive

Research into controversial street layout divisive

Monday, 23 October 2017 6:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Conflict over a controversial Christchurch road layout continues after separate pieces of research into what the public want came back with polar opposite results.

Apartments downsized on Crown-Fletcher Christchurch housing project

Apartments downsized on Crown-Fletcher Christchurch housing project

Sunday, 22 October 2017 10:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Apartment sizes have been cut back and more homes fitted into a Crown-led private housing development in Christchurch.

What does a new Government mean for the Canterbury rebuild?

What does a new Government mean for the Canterbury rebuild?

Friday, 20 October 2017 6:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Change is coming to Christchurch. The rub will be in how much.

Dont forget Christchurch, business groups and investors say

Don't forget Christchurch, business groups and investors say

Friday, 20 October 2017 5:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

The new Government has been urged not to forget the Christchurch rebuild as it juggles its parties' election promises.

New technology and education hub for east frame ex-Inland Revenue building

New technology and education hub for east frame ex-Inland Revenue building

Friday, 20 October 2017 2:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

An education, research and technology transfer hub is to be established in an old office building in Christchurch's east frame.

Welcome to Lilllydale

Welcome to Lilllydale

Friday, 20 October 2017 1:27 p.m. by GapFiller

Mt Pleasant Residents Community Planning Meeting – 9 Oct 17

Mt Pleasant Residents Community Planning Meeting – 9 Oct 17

Friday, 20 October 2017 11:51 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

View PowerPoint presentation updated with notes from members of the residents association held on 9 October 2017 at the Mt Pleasant Centre here.  Residents Assn. Community planning Oct 2017final  

Developer for 224 Cashel Street confirmed

Developer for 224 Cashel Street confirmed

Friday, 20 October 2017 11:47 a.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Popular

Ōtākaro Limited has selected Studio D4, led by Patrick Fontein, as the preferred developer for the building at 224 Cashel St (former IRD building) and the Cashel Chambers and carpark.

To build or not to build, that is the red zone question

To build or not to build, that is the red zone question

Friday, 20 October 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Should we be building new homes in the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor – the residential red zone?

Sumner-Lyttelton road rebuild delayed due to complexity of work

Sumner-Lyttelton road rebuild delayed due to 'complexity' of work

Thursday, 19 October 2017 5:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

The reopening of a key Christchurch road has been pushed back by at least a year due to the complexity of the work.

Sumner-Lyttelton road rebuild delayed due to complexity of work

Sumner-Lyttelton road rebuild delayed due to 'complexity' of work

Thursday, 19 October 2017 5:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

The reopening of a key Christchurch road has been pushed back by at least a year due to the complexity of the work.

Central Christchurch loos to stay for four years after Hire King lot gets resource consent

Central Christchurch loos to stay for four years after Hire King lot gets resource consent

Thursday, 19 October 2017 4:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

The central Christchurch portaloo lot that drew the ire of neighbours has been granted resource consent, but all parties are satisfied with the outcome.

e-news 19 Oct 17

e-news 19 Oct 17

Thursday, 19 October 2017 1:51 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Warm greetings to you, reader of our Community ENews. Pulling this ENews together for the first time is your ‘sort of new’ community co ordinator, me, Jules. Many thanks to the team for looking after this ENews whilst I have been navigating myself around my new role.   ‘Where People Matter Most’………………. Where people matter most...

Workshops challenge Cathedral Square revamp plans

Workshops challenge Cathedral Square revamp plans

Thursday, 19 October 2017 1:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Regenerate Christchurch has been challenged on some of its Cathedral Square ideas in a series of workshops held with interested groups.

E-news 29 Sept 2017

E-news 29 Sept 2017

Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:18 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

View in your browser Well it’s the end of Term 3 already, Spring is in the air and with the start of daylight savings comes thoughts of BBQ’s and long summer nights.  Relax and take some time to read about what’s going on, in and around your community. Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre & Residents Assn....

Christchurch familys rebuild botched, cant sell land tied up in cross lease

Christchurch family's rebuild botched, can't sell land tied up in cross lease

Thursday, 19 October 2017 8:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

Michelle and David McLean say an earthquake-damaged cross lease has ruined their life in Christchurch.

Work to memorialise Christchurchs CTV site begins next week

Work to memorialise Christchurch's CTV site begins next week

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 6:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

The site where 115 people were killed in the February 2011 earthquake will be turned into a "peaceful place to sit and reflect".

Christchurchs familys rebuild botched, cant sell land tied up in cross lease

Christchurch's family's rebuild botched, can't sell land tied up in cross lease

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 4:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Michelle and David McLean say an earthquake-damaged cross lease has ruined their life in Christchurch.

Work to turn Christchurchs CTV site into peaceful place to sit and reflect begins next week

Work to turn Christchurch's CTV site into 'peaceful place to sit and reflect' begins next week

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 2:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Landscaping work on Christchurch's CTV building site is due to start next week and should be finished early next year.

Saving heritage buildings can be a win for owners and the public alike

Saving heritage buildings can be a win for owners and the public alike

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: The imperative for the rescue of a historic building is reliant on one significant aspect – a willing owner.

Christchurch central city shuttle decision pushed back to wider public transport review

Christchurch central city shuttle decision pushed back to wider public transport review

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 6:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

A decision on bringing back a free Christchurch central city shuttle has been delayed over funding issues, despite authorities backing the idea in principle.

Christ Church Cathedral restoration call sparks donation surge

Christ Church Cathedral restoration call sparks donation surge

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 5:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

The decision to restore Christ Church Cathedral has sparked a rise in donations, with one gift of more than $10,000 coming from the United States.

Cone of silence over rents for swanky new justice precinct digs

Cone of silence over rents for swanky new justice precinct digs

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 3:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Government agencies moving into Christchurch's swanky new justice and emergency services precinct are tight lipped about rents in the new $300 million building.

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…Demolition..

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…Demolition..

Monday, 16 October 2017 8:59 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What is new in High Street… It took 4 hours to sort it with a digger…   All jokes aside, one would have to ask why it took nearly 7 years for the issue of 135 High Street to be …

Christchurch earthquake survivors thanks to blood donor heroes

Christchurch earthquake survivor's thanks to blood donor heroes

Monday, 16 October 2017 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Brian Coker lost both his legs in the deadly Christchurch earthquake.And he would have lost his life - along with 185 other quake victims - if not for 46 blood donors; and the earlier heroic actions of first responders who rescued...

Christchurch landlord loses EQC compensation case in High Court

Christchurch landlord loses EQC compensation case in High Court

Sunday, 15 October 2017 4:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

A landlord has lost his claim for an increased payout from the Earthquake Commission (EQC).

Southern ­Response aftershock

Southern ­Response aftershock

Sunday, 15 October 2017 10:50 a.m. by EQCFix

The NZ Herald is reporting that Southern ­Response, the Government-owned company settling AMI's earthquake claims, has kept information from customers. The article reports that in some cases the withholding of "hidden" DRA's has resulted in lower settlement payouts.

Financial aftershocks continue for quake-hit families

Financial aftershocks continue for quake-hit families

Sunday, 15 October 2017 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

They were teetering on the edge when the cash offer came.Their hillside wedge of paradise, overlooking the caldera of Lyttelton Harbour and the busy port below, was cracked and ­twisted.The February 2011 earthquake wrenched the...

New container shops approved for central Christchurch

New container shops approved for central Christchurch

Friday, 13 October 2017 8:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

A container mini-mall is planned for a central Christchurch block where a falling building killed 12 people in the earthquakes.

Regenerate Christchurch spends $4.5m on consultants, meets most targets

Regenerate Christchurch spends $4.5m on consultants, meets most targets

Friday, 13 October 2017 7:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

A year and a half after being established, Regenerate Christchurch has spent around $12 million of public money, but has yet to make people understand what it does.

Kaikoura earthquake update 5

Kaikoura earthquake update 5

Friday, 13 October 2017 9:01 a.m. by GovtEQC

The Big Read: The only survivor of 13 - from a Dark Place to Parliament

The Big Read: The only survivor of 13 - from a 'Dark Place' to Parliament

Thursday, 12 October 2017 8:30 p.m. by MediaHerald

This is an edited, pre-print excerpt of Ann Brower's paper, which is set to be published in the US-based earthquake engineering journal, Earthquake Spectra. The final published paper will be available online from November at www.earthquakespectra.org....

Reconnecting the east to the city

Reconnecting the east to the city

Thursday, 12 October 2017 1:52 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

On Sunday the Mayor will open Te Ara Ōtākaro, the transitional Avon River trail, not by cutting a ribbon, but by tying the two broken ends of the ribbon together symbolising the reconnection of the east with the city.

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…The Tram…

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…The Tram…

Thursday, 12 October 2017 9:13 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What is New in High Street? The Press has an article about the Tram that was supposed to run down our end of the street.   I note that we get a mention in the comments again.  Link Here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/97717158/shakeup-of-christchurch-transport-plan-proposed     I …

Shake-up of Christchurch transport plan proposed

Shake-up of Christchurch transport plan proposed

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 6:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

A proposed shake-up of Christchurch's transport plan would delay several road projects to extend the tram route.

Restored central Christchurch heritage building open for quick public peek

Restored central Christchurch heritage building open for quick public peek

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 5:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

The public are being allowed a quick peek at a rescued and restored heritage building on the Christchurch convention centre block.

Council plans to fund $10m Christ Church cathedral restoration grant with targeted rate

Council plans to fund $10m Christ Church cathedral restoration grant with targeted rate

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 4:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $10 million pledge to help restore the Christ Church Cathedral will be raised through a targeted rate if approved.

Lawyer Today Files Multiple Claims in the High Court Against EQC For Botched Repairs

Lawyer Today Files Multiple Claims in the High Court Against EQC For Botched Repairs

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 10:05 a.m. by EQCFix

That’s how Lawyer Andrew Hooker describes the issue of houses with failed EQC repairs, owned by people who did not own them at the time of the repairs.
 
Shine Lawyers have today filed in the High Court a number of separate claims against the Earthquake Commission on behalf of people who have purchased houses that they subsequently discovered, were not properly repaired by EQC. Mr Hooker says this is different to most of the cases that have been filed to date because those are brought ...

Failed repairs on post-quake home purchases a growing problem - lawyer

'Failed repairs' on post-quake home purchases a 'growing problem' - lawyer

Monday, 9 October 2017 8:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

An earthquake claims lawyer says failed Earthquake Commission (EQC) repairs are blindsiding post-earthquake home buyers.

Rebuild leaves Christchurch with a glut of office space, while Wellingtons vacancy falls close to zero

Rebuild leaves Christchurch with a glut of office space, while Wellington's vacancy falls close to zero

Monday, 9 October 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Office space markets in two of New Zealand's largest cities are facing opposite pressures, a new report shows.

Government saves $308 million in EQC expenses earmarked for Canterbury

Government saves $308 million in EQC expenses earmarked for Canterbury

Sunday, 8 October 2017 8:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Millions of dollars earmarked for Canterbury pockets will remain in Government coffers.

805 new car parks give Christchurch businesses confidence to return to city centre

805 new car parks 'give Christchurch businesses confidence to return to city centre'

Sunday, 8 October 2017 8:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

More car parking is expected to promote the return of businesses to central Christchurch.

Housing on the cards for Christchurch red zone land

Housing on the cards for Christchurch red zone land

Saturday, 7 October 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

New housing has been confirmed as a possibility for Christchurch's red zoned river corridor, after close to 7000 households were cleared off it following the earthquakes.

Christchurchs Robert Falcon Scott statue gets base isolation

Christchurch's Robert Falcon Scott statue gets base isolation

Friday, 6 October 2017 5:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

The statue of Captain Robert Falcon Scott probably won't topple in the next earthquake.

Christchurchs Robert Falcon Scott statue gets base isolation

Christchurch's Robert Falcon Scott statue gets base isolation

Friday, 6 October 2017 5:56 p.m. by MediaStuff

The statue of Captain Robert Falcon Scott probably won't topple in the next earthquake.

Ten Christchurch red zone plans released for public feedback

Ten Christchurch red zone plans released for public feedback

Friday, 6 October 2017 12:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Ten possible plans for the Christchurch red-zone land have been released so the public can have their say.

Johnny Moore: Lets have a tiny house community on an empty central Christchurch lot

Johnny Moore: Let's have a tiny house community on an empty central Christchurch lot

Friday, 6 October 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Something is astir in Christchurch's central city and with all the electioneering we've almost missed it.

Christchurch City Council misses out on $3.2 million in revenue as consenting work cools off

Christchurch City Council misses out on $3.2 million in revenue as consenting work cools off

Thursday, 5 October 2017 6:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

A nosedive in the number of residential building consents has cost the the Christchurch City Council millions of dollars in lost revenue, documents show.

Historic buildings at Christchurchs Halswell Quarry Park repaired

Historic buildings at Christchurch's Halswell Quarry Park repaired

Thursday, 5 October 2017 5:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council has restored three historic buildings at Halswell Quarry Park.

Cancer Society seeks land for new home after losing buildings to the earthquakes

Cancer Society seeks land for new home after losing buildings to the earthquakes

Thursday, 5 October 2017 3:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

After years of operating from temporary premises following the Christchurch earthquakes, the Cancer Society is looking for a new home.

Christchurch to get National Science Centre when Science Alive! returns to the CBD

Christchurch to get National Science Centre when Science Alive! returns to the CBD

Thursday, 5 October 2017 3:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

When Science Alive! moves into central Christchurch, it is going to bring a whole new attraction and ambitious goals.

Let’s grow a healthy garden city

Let’s grow a healthy garden city

Thursday, 5 October 2017 5:24 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

Councillor concerned by lack of communication over Christchurchs delayed rebuild projects

Councillor concerned by lack of communication over Christchurch's delayed rebuild projects

Wednesday, 4 October 2017 8:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

A lack of communication on progress and delays to rebuild projects in Christchurch is "really concerning", a city councillor says.

First tenant will move into Christchurchs The Terrace this month

First tenant will move into Christchurch's The Terrace this month

Wednesday, 4 October 2017 7:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Six years after promising to rebuild on his riverfront land, Anthony Gough will this month see the first business move into his $140 million Terrace development.

No start date or contractor confirmed for Christchurchs metro sports facility, as site sits empty

No start date or contractor confirmed for Christchurch's metro sports facility, as site sits empty

Tuesday, 3 October 2017 7:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

The site for Christchurch's $300 million metro sports facility is sitting empty, still without a confirmed contractor or start date.