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Foundations of CTV building to be examined

Foundations of CTV building to be examined

Friday, 29 July 2016 2:37 p.m. by MediaHerald

Police investigating the deadly collapse of the Canterbury Television building in the February 2011 earthquake will next week excavate the disaster site to examine the soil and foundations.The South wall foundation and parts of...

Police to dig up soil, test foundations at Canterbury Television building site

Police to dig up soil, test foundations at Canterbury Television building site

Friday, 29 July 2016 2:31 p.m. by MediaStuff

Police investigating the fatal Canterbury Television (CTV) building collapse in the 2011 earthquake will dig trenches to examine the site's soil and foundations.

Gloucester St section to permanently close for convention centre

Gloucester St section to permanently close for convention centre

Friday, 29 July 2016 11:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

A section of a central Christchurch street will permanently close next week to make way for the convention centre.

Council decides on leading regeneration plans

Council decides on leading regeneration plans

Thursday, 28 July 2016 4:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

City Council today made decisions on three important direction-setting strategies and plans, which together provide a roadmap for the region's regeneration.

Christchurch Botanic Gardens to honour earthquake deaths with cherry blossoms

Christchurch Botanic Gardens to honour earthquake deaths with cherry blossoms

Thursday, 28 July 2016 2:21 p.m. by MediaHerald

Twenty eight young Japanese language students lost their lives when the CTV building collapsed during the February 22, 2011, quake.Now eight cherry blossom trees will be planted in the Botanic Gardens to honour their memory.The...

Notification to Christchurch Council - flood mapping

Notification to Christchurch Council - flood mapping

Thursday, 28 July 2016 9:16 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Empowered Christchurch Inc.

Christchurch Hospitals carpark building set for complex demolition

Christchurch Hospital's carpark building set for complex demolition

Thursday, 28 July 2016 7:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Important vials and breakable objects in the next-door laboratories means the demolition of Christchurch Hospital's carpark building will be a complex process.

Prime Minister John Key opens architectural buildings in Christchurch

Prime Minister John Key opens architectural buildings in Christchurch

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 7:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

Prime Minister John Key said developers should be commended for two architectural projects he opened in Christchurch on Wednesday.

EQC botches repair, ignores application to cover accommodation costs

EQC botches repair, ignores application to cover accommodation costs

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 3:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Nikki Ross used to love her tidy family home.

Discharged Christchurch bankrupt takes aim at insurer

Discharged Christchurch bankrupt takes aim at insurer

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 3:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

A discharged Christchurch bankrupt is in a bitter standoff with his insurer, which says it cannot pay him out for his severely damaged home.

Release of Crossing car park documents delayed

Release of Crossing car park documents delayed

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 11:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

The release of commercially-sensitive information about a multimillion-dollar parking deal between the Christchurch City Council and a high-profile developer has stalled.

Championship swimming returns to Canterbury post earthquake

Championship swimming returns to Canterbury post earthquake

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 9:42 a.m. by MediaStuff

Championship swimming has made a triumphant return to Christchurch for the first time since the Earthquakes.

Old Calendar Girls building demolished to make way for East Frame residential development

Old Calendar Girls building demolished to make way for East Frame residential development

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 8:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's old Calendar Girls building is being pulled down, to make way for the East Frame residential development.

14-storey $30 million hotel a post-earthquake first for Christchurch

14-storey $30 million hotel a post-earthquake first for Christchurch

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 4:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch will get its first new high-rise hotel since the earthquakes at a cost of up to $30 million.

Waters Edge apartments would be rebuilt lower - developer

Waters Edge apartments would be rebuilt lower - developer

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 3:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Developers of the demolished Ferrymead waterfront apartments want to rebuild when they have enough interest, but say the replacement will be low-rise.

Waters Edge apartments in Ferrymead would be rebuilt lower - developer

Waters Edge apartments in Ferrymead would be rebuilt lower - developer

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 3:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Developers of the demolished Ferrymead waterfront apartments want to rebuild when they have enough interest, but say the replacement will be low-rise.

Update on the Peer Review of Coastal Hazards Assessment Report

Update on the Peer Review of Coastal Hazards Assessment Report

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 2:14 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Last night (evening of 25 August) GHD received the draft report of findings from the Expert Peer Review Panel.  This report is in response to questions raised by the community […]

High Court orders costs against EQC and Southern Response

High Court orders costs against EQC and Southern Response

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 11:40 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Yet again the High Court (Davidson J) has ordered EQC and Southern Response to pay costs to homeowners where both paid money after being sued in excess of what each had offered before being sued late 2013.  In Zygadlo v EQC & Southern Response [2016] NZHC 1699 the High Court ordered EQC to pay $12,210.27 in costs and SR $45,291.56.  EQC paid $159,626.71 in August 2015 and SR paid a further $340,000 in March 2016 to remediate the house damage.  EQC asked the Court to order that the homeowners ...

Creaky Homes Crisis Canterbury

Creaky Homes Crisis Canterbury

Monday, 25 July 2016 4:28 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Wet weather overflow consent – invite to consultation workshop

Wet weather overflow consent – invite to consultation workshop

Monday, 25 July 2016 4:21 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Dear Sir/Madam The Christchurch City Council is embarking on a new resource consent application process for wet weather overflows of wastewater to the environment in Christchurch, Lyttelton Harbour and Akaroa […]

UC quake research in world-first ‘Ferrari’ overbridge

UC quake research in world-first ‘Ferrari’ overbridge

Monday, 25 July 2016 2:58 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

In a significant advance in engineering, Christchurch’s newest overpass features a world-first in quake-resilient technology described as the “Ferrari” of bridges, developed in Christchurch by University of Canterbury engineers.

Poky apartments threaten central Christchurch repopulation

Poky apartments threaten central Christchurch repopulation

Monday, 25 July 2016 10:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch developers cramming poorly-designed apartments into small spaces are frustrating potential buyers wanting central city living.

Owners claim luxury pad flooded, insurer making factually incorrect statements

Owners claim luxury pad flooded, insurer making 'factually incorrect' statements

Friday, 22 July 2016 8:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

An $8.5 million insurance spat over a luxury Christchurch mansion is destined for the courtroom.

GeoNet turns 15 - what have we learned about earthquakes in that time?

GeoNet turns 15 - what have we learned about earthquakes in that time?

Friday, 22 July 2016 5:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

On February 22, 2011, the earth broke, ripping apart lives and wreaking havoc on Christchurch.

Green dreams for Christchurchs red zone

Green dreams for Christchurch's red zone

Friday, 22 July 2016 5:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

We are in familiar territory again – scribbling dreams of future Christchurch on bright Post-it notes and sticking them to the wall.

Christchurch needs to fight for slice of NZs tourism boom

Christchurch needs to 'fight' for slice of NZ's tourism boom

Friday, 22 July 2016 4:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch needs to become an "edgy 21st century city" if it stands a chance of attracting its share of New Zealand's tourism boom, the city council says.

Working group costs taxpayers thousands while Christ Church Cathedral decays

Working group costs taxpayers thousands while Christ Church Cathedral decays

Friday, 22 July 2016 2:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Taxpayers will stump up about $50,000 for the working party considering the fate of the derelict Christ Church Cathedral.

Older Christchurch homes with rubble foundations at risk, EQC Fix group says

Older Christchurch homes with rubble foundations at risk, EQC Fix group says

Friday, 22 July 2016 11:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

Rob Doney​ was looking forward to selling his ex-wife's rental property and moving on.

Unexpected message found in Christchurchs Sign of the Kiwi during repairs

Unexpected message found in Christchurch's Sign of the Kiwi during repairs

Friday, 22 July 2016 6:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

A group of contractors repairing the roof of Christchurch's historic Sign of the Kiwi building discovered a hidden message.

SCIRT roadworks in St Albans

SCIRT roadworks in St Albans

Thursday, 21 July 2016 8:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The intersection of Westminister St, Roosevelt St and Courtenay St is closed while an intersection upgrade is carried out, including removal of the roundabout. Please use Cranford St, Innes Rd and Rutland St to detour around the worksite. Warrington St …

How not to Repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD- now its road works time -CCC & Fulton Hogan

How not to Repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD- now its road works time -CCC & Fulton Hogan

Thursday, 21 July 2016 4:28 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Just when a retail colleague and I were jointly preparing to open up our temporary retail pop-up shop,  to quit some stock before Christmas, the Christchurch City Council and Fulton Hogan Contractors decide to dig up our intersection on the corner of High/St Asaph and Madras Street.   Fine and dandy.

LYTTELTON MUSEUM MOVES AHEAD WITH PLANS TO REBUILD

LYTTELTON MUSEUM MOVES AHEAD WITH PLANS TO REBUILD

Thursday, 21 July 2016 1:47 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Members of the Lyttelton Historical Museum Society have voted to proceed with plans to acquire the former Council Service Centre site on London Street in Lyttelton, for the purposes of building a new museum. The decision was taken at the Society’s Annual General Meeting, held on Sunday, 10 July.

Support agencies for customers

Support agencies for customers

Thursday, 21 July 2016 10:52 a.m. by GovtEQC

ILV community meetings on...

ILV community meetings on...

Thursday, 21 July 2016 10:47 a.m. by GovtEQC

EQC awarded costs from Action Group

EQC awarded costs from Action Group

Thursday, 21 July 2016 10:43 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

February 2016 earthquake response

February 2016 earthquake response

Thursday, 21 July 2016 10:39 a.m. by GovtEQC

Marking GeoNet’s 15th birthday

Marking GeoNet’s 15th birthday

Thursday, 21 July 2016 10:33 a.m. by GovtEQC

Site blessing and ground breaking for Christchurch Outpatients Building

Site blessing and ground breaking for Christchurch Outpatients Building

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 12:43 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

Canterbury District Health Board Chair, Murray Cleverley, and the Christchurch Hospital chaplains led a site blessing and ground breaking ceremony this morning, (Monday, 18 July) on the site of the new Christchurch Outpatients building.

Keep health care services at PMH

Keep health care services at PMH

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 12:37 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch hotel opens its doors to humans and pets

Christchurch hotel opens its doors to humans and pets

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 12:33 p.m. by PRNews

 

Rydges Hotel to be repaired, ex-staff may be rehired

Rydges Hotel to be repaired, ex-staff may be rehired

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 9:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

The earthquake-damaged Rydges Hotel in central Christchurch will be fixed and former staff may be called back to work there again when it reopens.

New plan offers few changes to Victoria Square, after earlier revamp rubbished

New plan offers few changes to Victoria Square, after earlier revamp rubbished

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 8:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Few changes will be made to Christchurch's Victoria Square after a proposed $7 million makeover of the site drew the ire of the public.

Top Canterbury designs shortlisted for architecture awards

Top Canterbury designs shortlisted for architecture awards

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 5:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

One in four of the projects shortlisted for the New Zealand Architecture Awards were built in Canterbury.

Spark plans new central Christchurch building for up to 700 staff

Spark plans new central Christchurch building for up to 700 staff

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 3:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Telecommunications company Spark will bring up to 700 staff back into central Christchurch in another major boost for the CBD.

Developed Design for Victoria Square Restoration Released

Developed Design for Victoria Square Restoration Released

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 1:23 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Featured Popular

The people of Christchurch can now see how Victoria Square will be restored with Ōtākaro Limited today releasing the developed design.

Could Dunedin be hit by a large, local earthquake?

Could Dunedin be hit by a large, local earthquake?

Monday, 18 July 2016 12:48 p.m. by GovtEQC

Over 2818kg of hazardous materials found on Christchurch Port Hills red zone property

Over 2818kg of hazardous materials found on Christchurch Port Hills red zone property

Monday, 18 July 2016 11:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Auditors have discovered 2818 kilograms of toxic materials on a property in Christchurch's Horotane Valley, including caustic soda, paint, and agrichemicals such as the banned pesticide DDT.

Christchurch earthquake study rebuffs lost opportunity

Christchurch earthquake study rebuffs 'lost opportunity'

Monday, 18 July 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

At least four research applications related to suicide and the Christchurch earthquakes were declined funding over the past five years.These rejected research proposals were a lost opportunity for New Zealand and the world, experts...

Mainly Music for preschoolers

Mainly Music for preschoolers

Sunday, 17 July 2016 11:49 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Mainly music is a fun, interactive music session for pre-schoolers (0 – 5 years) and their parents/ caregivers, followed by morning tea and time to socialise and play. It’s a great way to have fun with your child and get …

One of Christchurchs Sol Square buildings demolished after arson attack

One of Christchurch's Sol Square buildings demolished after arson attack

Saturday, 16 July 2016 5:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

It was the end of an era in Christchurch on Saturday as one of Sol Square's main buildings was torn down after being ravaged by fire.

Nimby stoush over High St undermines self-reliance

Nimby stoush over High St undermines self-reliance

Saturday, 16 July 2016 12:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Nimbyism (not in my backyard) is slowly distorting our basic societal values for the worse, eroding our community-centred can-do attitude.

Public Trust Office building faces demolition after removal from heritage list

Public Trust Office building faces demolition after removal from heritage list

Friday, 15 July 2016 7:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's old Public Trust office is one step closer to being demolished, after its owner successfully applied to have the building's heritage status removed.

Evan Smith cant find the words to thank son for life-saving liver gift

Evan Smith can't find the words to thank son for life-saving liver gift

Friday, 15 July 2016 1:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

Over the five years since the Christchurch earthquakes, Evan Smith has fought two very different battles.

Bastille Day At The Farmers Market

Bastille Day At The Farmers Market

Friday, 15 July 2016 11:38 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Mt Pleasant Farmers Market is awash with red, white and blue this coming Saturday for Bastille day celebrations. Join us for a morning of all things French with children’s games, […]

Canterbury’s largest trade show supports the rebuildCanterbury’s largest trade show supports the rebuild

Canterbury’s largest trade show supports the rebuildCanterbury’s largest trade show supports the rebuild

Friday, 15 July 2016 11:07 a.m. by PRNews

More than 2500 building, construction, architecture and design professionals will gather at Canterbury’s largest biennial trade show next month to review the latest industry innovations and gain essential knowledge from world leaders.

Rangioras 140-year-old Red Lion pub to be reduced to rubble

Rangiora's 140-year-old Red Lion pub to be reduced to rubble

Friday, 15 July 2016 9:31 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Red Lion will roar no more as the historic Rangiora pub is set to be pulled down.

North Canterburys 140-year-old Red Lion to be reduced to rubble

North Canterbury's 140-year-old Red Lion to be reduced to rubble

Friday, 15 July 2016 8:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Red Lion will roar no more as the historic Canterbury pub in Rangiora is set to be pulled down.