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Call out to Artists for Christchurch Stands Tall a new project coming to Christchurch

Call out to Artists for Christchurch Stands Tall a new project coming to Christchurch

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 8:52 p.m. by GapFiller

Christchurch Stands Tall is the first Wild in Art project to be hosted by a New Zealand city.  Wild in Art specialises in mass appeal, mass participation public arts events that use fibre-glass animal sculptures as the canvas for artists’ designs. Christchurch Stands Tall aims to have 52 uniquely decorated 2.5 metre high Giraffe sculptures […]

Flockton flood damage - one month on

Flockton flood damage - one month on

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 4:52 p.m. by Media3News

The Easter weekend brought a heavy downpour, flooding houses in Flockton, Christchurch again.

THEMES: – Anxiety, the Conscious and the Sub-conscious

THEMES: – Anxiety, the Conscious and the Sub-conscious

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 4:27 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday May 21st – Speaker to be advised We are very aware of what we think but much less aware of impressions that by-pass our conscious thought processes and lodge in our sub-conscious.  Some of these impressions do ‘resurface’ to become conscious thoughts but much of what we experience remains unprocessed. Our sub-conscious is however...

THEMES: – The Physical Experience of Anxiety

THEMES: – The Physical Experience of Anxiety

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 4:20 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday May 7th: – With a clinician from the Anxiety Disorders Service, CDHB Anxiety is more than just a feeling or emotion so whilst it is useful to understand the emotional impacts of anxiety it is important to also understand how these can develop into a physical experience.  As a product of the body’s fight-or-flight...

Bealey Avenue lane reduction – now on Saturday 26 April

Bealey Avenue lane reduction – now on Saturday 26 April

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 1:10 p.m. by Transport4chch

Work on Bealey Avenue between Sherborne and Madras Street has been delayed from Thursday 24th April due to weather conditions and will now go ahead on Saturday 24 April 2014 from 7.30am. Bealey Avenue between Sherborne and Madras Streets will …

Rosie Belton: Wild Blackberries

Rosie Belton: Wild Blackberries

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:08 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Author and Cook Rosie Belton talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about her new book Wild Blackberries..

Bealey Avenue – reduced to one lane between Sherborne & Madras Thursday 24th

Bealey Avenue – reduced to one lane between Sherborne & Madras Thursday 24th

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 8:52 a.m. by Transport4chch

Work on Bealey Avenue between Sherborne and Madras Street will see lane reductions in place on Thursday 24 April 2014. Both east and west bound will be reduced to two lanes. Following the morning peak, Bealey Avenue between Sherborne and …

Demolition on Victoria Apartments nears finish

Demolition on Victoria Apartments nears finish

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

The 13-storey Victoria Apartments building in central Christchurch will soon be reduced to rubble.

New Moorhouse Ave complex nears finish

New Moorhouse Ave complex nears finish

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:36 p.m. by MediaThePress



What do you want from new central library?

What do you want from new central library?

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 9:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

How refreshing to be writing about an exciting new architectural design for the heart of the city. There have been precious few of them, apart from the transitional "cardboard" cathedral.

CTV News   Tuesday 22 April

CTV News Tuesday 22 April

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 8:21 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 21st April 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 21st April 2014

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 5:41 p.m. by MediaCTV

Brits in push for rebuild role

Brits in push for rebuild role

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The British High Commission is offering to take officials from Christchurch on a "study tour" of infrastructure projects in Britain.

Deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion – Week Two

Deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion – Week Two

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 4:33 p.m. by GapFiller

Again, thanks to Raewyn Murray, Ash Singh and Jonny Knopp for these images.

Deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion – Week One

Deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion – Week One

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 4:18 p.m. by GapFiller

Thanks to Raewyn Murray, Ash Singh and Jonny Knopp for these images.

State housing quake repairs below target

State housing quake repairs below target

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 2:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

Repairs on Christchurch's crippled state housing stock are failing to keep pace as deadlines loom for the work.

State housing quake repairs below target

State housing quake repairs below target

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 2:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Repairs on Christchurch's crippled state housing stock are failing to keep pace as deadlines loom for the work.

Big investment needed for affordable housing

Big investment needed for affordable housing

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 2:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Adding 3000 affordable new homes into Christchurch's housing market will require an investment of more than $1 billion.

$1b needed for affordable homes

$1b needed for affordable homes

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 2:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Adding 3000 affordable new homes into Christchurch's housing market will require an investment of more than $1 billion.

Arts precinct plans may need a rethink and shrink

Arts precinct plans may need a rethink and shrink

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 2:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

The performing arts precinct might have to be rethought after the Government revealed it has stopped buying land for the central-city anchor project.

Christchchurch Govt gives back Arts Precinct land

Christchchurch Govt gives back Arts Precinct land

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 1:30 p.m. by Media3News

The Government is giving back some of the land it earmarked for the Performing Arts Precinct in Christchurch.

Denyse Saunders: Fashion Event

Denyse Saunders: Fashion Event

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:48 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Fashion Expert Denyse Saunders talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about a wonderful charity event she is putting on.

Lynched- Monday 21 April

Lynched- Monday 21 April

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:29 a.m. by ChrisLynch

Vicki Buck: Deputy Mayor

Vicki Buck: Deputy Mayor

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:15 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Christchurch City Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the issues facing the city this week.

Performing Arts Precinct designation partially lifted

Performing Arts Precinct designation partially lifted

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:09 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

How not to Repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch Central City. part 142….

How not to Repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch Central City. part 142….

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 9:40 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1157 days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    Now 630 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – only 1197 days to go before we get told if we are …

Anzac week- road works

Anzac week- road works

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 9:02 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that most SCIRT work sites will close over the Easter weekend, but traffic management will remain in place around sites and equipment. New work sites in the central city that will start this week are listed …

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Night Works – Wed 23rd April

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Night Works – Wed 23rd April

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

The New Zealand Transport Agency will be undertaking essential maintenance works this week in the Lyttelton Tunnel between the hours of 8pm and 6am for one day on: 23rd April The night-time works will place restrictions on traffic flows through …

CBD – Available Routes Map 23rd April – 30th April

CBD – Available Routes Map 23rd April – 30th April

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 8:51 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Please click here to download the network map – Available Routes Map    

Crown to no longer buy arts precinct land

Crown to no longer buy arts precinct land

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 12:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Land originally earmarked for the performing arts precinct in Christchurch city centre will no longer be purchased by the Government, says Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.

Greens call for blue zone

Greens call for blue zone

Monday, 21 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee dismissed a push for the Crown to buy flood-prone Christchurch houses without any official advice, a Green MP says.

Housing deal to boost city revenue

Housing deal to boost city revenue

Monday, 21 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new entity driving the provision of affordable housing in Christchurch could lead to a financial boon for the city council and cheaper rent for social housing tenants.

Plans put arts precinct in doubt

Plans put arts precinct in doubt

Monday, 21 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra has developed plans for a suburban concert hall, in a move that could cast doubt on the central city performing arts precinct.

Blueprint options reviewed

Blueprint options 'reviewed'

Monday, 21 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch Central Development Unit appears to be reviewing its strict approach to the recovery blueprint as it realises more flexibility is needed to rebuild the central city, a local developer says. 

Editorial: Roadblocks to city rebuild must be cleared

Editorial: Roadblocks to city rebuild must be cleared

Monday, 21 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The news that more flexibility is creeping into relations between the Christchurch Central Development Unit and property owners over plans for some important features of the central city is a heartening development.

WEA Term 2 classes begin in early May

WEA Term 2 classes begin in early May

Sunday, 20 April 2014 6:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The WEA programme for term 2 is now available. The WEA, or Workers Educational Association, runs affordable and informal classes and talks for adults mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends from their premises in Gloucester St. Notable activities this term include: Innovation in the Christchurch Rebuild, from 1.20-2.30pm on Wednesdays The Ukraine and Russia, very topical […]

Long wait for glass as demand grows

Long wait for glass as demand grows

Sunday, 20 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Glass facades have become a $100 million-a-year industry in the Christchurch rebuild, but most of those dollars are now going offshore.

Churches fate still bound by red tape

Churches' fate still bound by red tape

Sunday, 20 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch and century-old stone churches were once synonymous.

CERA to consult over red zone uses

CERA to consult over red zone uses

Sunday, 20 April 2014 3:54 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

CERA is about to consult the community over future uses of residential red zones in Christchurch. They are keen to hear from residents still living in the red zones and sent out a sensitive letter signed by CERA head Roger Sutton saying so.

Good response to Find and Fix

Good response to Find and Fix

Sunday, 20 April 2014 3:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

CanCERN, which is the organisation behind the Find and Fix campaign, reports in its latest newsletter that 600 households have responded. This follows door knocking by Red Cross volunteers on 5000 doors and the availability of an 0800 number. There are strict criteria for the project and not all responders will be handled by Find […]

State Highway 75 Akaroa – Road update 1.30pm

State Highway 75 Akaroa – Road update 1.30pm

Sunday, 20 April 2014 1:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

  Road users are advised that State Highway 75 is now open to Akaroa. Delays of up to an hour can be expected due to many parts of the road being down to one lane.    

State Highway 75 Akaroa – Road update

State Highway 75 Akaroa – Road update

Sunday, 20 April 2014 1:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

  Road users are advised that State Highway 75 is now open to Akaroa. Delays of up to an hour can be expected due to many parts of the road being down to one lane.    

James Dann: Backstage of rock star economy

James Dann: Backstage of rock star economy

Sunday, 20 April 2014 4:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

You've all read the stories: the New Zealand economy is predicted to be a "rock star" this year, largely on the back of the Canterbury rebuild.Numbers that one can't really fathom - or verify - like $40 billion are thrown about...

Government under pressure to red-zone land

Government under pressure to red-zone land

Saturday, 19 April 2014 3:17 p.m. by Media3News

The Government is under increasing pressure to declare an area of Christchurch a red zone because it floods frequently.

FLOODING – Road Closures 0950am

FLOODING – Road Closures 0950am

Saturday, 19 April 2014 9:50 a.m. by Transport4chch

Update 0950am - Flood waters have receded in most areas and roads are being reopened. Road closures are still in place in some areas, where trees have fallen and flooding is slowly subsiding, particularly around local river side roads. Slips and …

FLOODING – Road update 0950am

FLOODING – Road update 0950am

Saturday, 19 April 2014 9:50 a.m. by Transport4chch

Update 0950am - Flood waters have receded in most areas and roads are being reopened. Road closures are still in place in some areas, where trees have fallen and flooding is slowly subsiding, particularly around local river side roads. Slips and …

Chch no boom town for workers

Chch 'no boom town' for workers

Saturday, 19 April 2014 2:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Marta Steeman asks how high demand for rebuild workers really is?

Slow rebuild impacts SI growth

Slow rebuild impacts SI growth

Friday, 18 April 2014 10:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

South Island growth may not soar quite as high in the future, because of a slower than expected Canterbury rebuild.

Are assessors scratching the surface?

Are assessors scratching the surface?

Friday, 18 April 2014 10:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

It is the question many are asking: whether EQC is living up to its responsibilities with its Canterbury home repairs programme? Those with foundation damage are not so sure, as JOHN McCRONE reports.

FLOODING – Road Closures 1936pm

FLOODING – Road Closures 1936pm

Friday, 18 April 2014 7:36 p.m. by Transport4chch

Flood waters are receding in areas and roads are being reopened. Road closures will be in place overnight in some areas, particularly low lying riverside areas.

FLOODING – Road Closures 1630pm

FLOODING – Road Closures 1630pm

Friday, 18 April 2014 4:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

Due to flooding these roads have been closed in Christchurch. Archer Street (Flockton Street to Aylesford Street) Aylesford – NOW OPEN Bridle Path Road Canterbury Street Carrick Street (Flockton Street to Aylesford Street) Clarendon Tce (Opawa Road to Marshall Road.) …

FLOODING – Road Closures 1702pm

FLOODING – Road Closures 1702pm

Friday, 18 April 2014 4:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

Archer Street (Flockton Street to Aylesford Street)

FLOODING – Road Closures 1736pm

FLOODING – Road Closures 1736pm

Friday, 18 April 2014 4:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

Due to flooding these roads have been closed in Christchurch. Archer Street (Flockton Street to Aylesford Street) Aylesford – NOW OPEN Bridle Path Road Canterbury Street Carrick Street (Flockton Street to Aylesford Street) Clarendon Tce (Opawa Road to Marshall Road.) …

FLOODING – Road Closures 15.17pm

FLOODING – Road Closures 15.17pm

Friday, 18 April 2014 3:18 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Archer Street (Flockton Street to Aylesford Street)

Big project on pause

Big project on 'pause'

Friday, 18 April 2014 1:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

The stalling of the multi-million dollar Terrace project reflects the reality of creating commercial developments in post-earthquake Christchurch, developers say.

Public to have a say on red zones future

Public to have a say on red zones' future

Friday, 18 April 2014 1:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

The public will play a part in deciding what the residential red zones will look like in the future, Prime Minister John Key says.

Public to have a say on red zones future

Public to have a say on red zones' future

Friday, 18 April 2014 1:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

The public will play a part in deciding what the residential red zones will look like in the future, Prime Minister John Key says.

FLOODING – Signals out 11.27am

FLOODING – Signals out 11.27am

Friday, 18 April 2014 11:27 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised due to the weather that the traffic lights at these intersections are flashing yellow due to the weather.

FLOODING – Road Closures 10.31am

FLOODING – Road Closures 10.31am

Friday, 18 April 2014 10:35 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to flooding these roads have been closed in Christchurch. Flockton Street (Warrington Street to Archer Street) Aylesford Street (Westminister St to Hills Rd) Carrick Street (Flockton Street to Aylesford Street) Thornton Streeet (Flockton Street to Aylesford Street) Harrison Street …

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