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New Christchurch stadium on hold, Crown waiting on council to reiterate support

New Christchurch stadium 'on hold', Crown waiting on council to reiterate support

Monday, 26 September 2016 9:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new stadium is "on hold" until the city council clearly commits to funding it, Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

Concern as Christchurch Hospital parking shortage worsens

Concern as Christchurch Hospital parking shortage worsens

Monday, 26 September 2016 8:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

The battle to find a car park near Christchurch Hospital is about to worsen as the hospital rebuild intensifies and surrounding parking dwindles.

Introducing Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre

Introducing Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre

Monday, 26 September 2016 3:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Community invited to New Brighton Regeneration Hub

Community invited to New Brighton Regeneration Hub

Monday, 26 September 2016 3:10 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration

Monday, 26 September 2016 1:59 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured

Key managers leave SCIRT before finishing Christchurch rebuild projects

Key managers leave SCIRT before finishing Christchurch rebuild projects

Monday, 26 September 2016 10:55 a.m. by MediaHerald

An exodus of workers is becoming a problem for major infrastructure projects, with less than three months until SCIRT alliance work wraps up.

2016 Annual Public Meeting

2016 Annual Public Meeting

Monday, 26 September 2016 12:19 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The Southern Response Annual Public Meeting is coming up next month. Please see below for the details:

The Protests at the Art Gallery/CERA Headquarters March 2011…. for the record…

The Protests at the Art Gallery/CERA Headquarters March 2011…. for the record…

Sunday, 25 September 2016 9:26 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

I note that my original post for the protest at the Art gallery has been removed by the powers that be, it was less than complimentary of Minister Brownlee’s behaviour.  

New Brighton: Power to the People

New Brighton: Power to the People

Sunday, 25 September 2016 12:47 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

Youth focus local elections

Youth focus local elections

Saturday, 24 September 2016 9:55 p.m. by stalbanscommunity




Jump in Christchurch spending as central city workforce reaches critical mass

Jump in Christchurch spending as central city workforce reaches critical mass

Friday, 23 September 2016 6:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Spending in Christchurch's shops, eateries, and hotels has jumped nearly 5 per cent in the past year.

How Maori will rebuilt Christchurch look?

How Maori will rebuilt Christchurch look?

Friday, 23 September 2016 5:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Let's start a stroll through central Christchurch at Victoria Square. After a stoush over the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's plans to radically alter the square, a working group did a lot of talking and recommended keeping Victoria Square pretty much as it is. Paths will be modernised and widened, a punt/waka stop will be established and so forth.

The LAB – EQC’s newest sponsored exhibition opens

The LAB – EQC’s newest sponsored exhibition opens

Friday, 23 September 2016 1:32 p.m. by GovtEQC

Red Electrical are champions

Red Electrical are champions

Thursday, 22 September 2016 8:49 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Red Electrical, the colourful store at the corner of Innes Rd and Cranford St came up tops in the Champion Awards when they won the Infrastructure/Trades small enterprise section held recently. The company, which has only been in business for …

Historic Christchurch vicarage for sale after nearly 150 years

Historic Christchurch vicarage for sale after nearly 150 years

Thursday, 22 September 2016 5:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

One of Christchurch's oldest houses is up for sale for the first time since it was built in 1868.

‘A Walk on the Wild Side’

‘A Walk on the Wild Side’

Thursday, 22 September 2016 5:23 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

For quite a while our community have been wondering when public can have real access to the Christchurch Residential Red Zone and what is going to happen with this large tract of damaged land.

Collusion between Christchurch City Council, the EQC and insurers?

Collusion between Christchurch City Council, the EQC and insurers?

Thursday, 22 September 2016 5:21 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

Empowered Christchurch recently wrote to the Office of the Ombudsman, calling for an investigation into the practices of the Christchurch City Council since the earthquakes. An excerpt from the letter is included below.

Christchurchs edgy strategy needs a home for edgy artists

Christchurch's 'edgy' strategy needs a home for edgy artists

Thursday, 22 September 2016 5:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: The Christchurch City Council recently approved a new visitor strategy to transform Christchurch into an "edgy 21st century city with a difference". However, if the ongoing plans towards a new Performing Arts Precinct (PAP) are at the expense of local contemporary arts organisations, a vital contributor to those aims is missing.

$25million paid out on Feb 2016 quake claims

$25million paid out on Feb 2016 quake claims

Thursday, 22 September 2016 1:26 p.m. by GovtEQC

EQC sets out process for remedial requests

EQC sets out process for remedial requests

Thursday, 22 September 2016 12:22 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Thieves make off with big green bus stop

Thieves make off with big green bus stop

Thursday, 22 September 2016 12:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

West Coast Police are puzzled by the theft of a very obvious bright green bus stop.

EQC confirms major downsizing of Canterbury operations

EQC confirms major downsizing of Canterbury operations

Thursday, 22 September 2016 8:36 a.m. by EQCFix

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has confirmed it will slash its Canterbury workforce by about a third, but the number of remaining staff will be higher than originally thought.

EQC confirms major downsizing of Canterbury operations

EQC confirms major downsizing of Canterbury operations

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 9:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has confirmed it will slash its Canterbury workforce by about a third, but the number of remaining staff will be higher than originally thought.

Treasury report marks up Christchurch rebuild projects

Treasury report marks up Christchurch rebuild projects

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 6:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Treasury has bumped up its marks for the central Christchurch rebuild, following breakthroughs on some projects.

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziels red zone residential development proposal feasible

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel's red zone residential development proposal feasible

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 5:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel's idea to build new houses in the residential red zone is feasible, according to a land surveyor.

EQC confirms shape of smaller organisation for 2017

EQC confirms shape of smaller organisation for 2017

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 4:02 p.m. by GovtEQC

Southern Response sinks millions of dollars into legal help

Southern Response sinks millions of dollars into legal help

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 1:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Crown-owned Southern Response has sunk millions into legal help over the past four years and been ordered to pay aggrieved homeowners hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Rik Tindall – regional council candidate

Rik Tindall – regional council candidate

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 9:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

We must safeguard our pure water aquifers by strict regulation of large water takes and pollution: public vigilance through elected representation. Rivers and lakes must be kept at high quality through good quantity flows. Balance trade-off between industrial use and …

Hall construction for Pines and Kairaki beaches begins on sturdy ground

Hall construction for Pines and Kairaki beaches begins on 'sturdy' ground

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 7:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

The new Pines and Kairaki Beaches community hall is under construction more than six years since the old one was damaged by the September 2010 earthquake.

Could Christchurchs Municipal Chambers be saved by creative thinking?

Could Christchurch's Municipal Chambers be saved by creative thinking?

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 4:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: The Christchurch City Council has a problem – it wants to preserve our architectural heritage, but it has limited funds with which to re-build the city.  Nothing represents this problem more than the old Municipal Chambers on Worcester St.

Recovery roadblocks cause for concern

Recovery roadblocks cause for concern

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 12:43 p.m. by MeganWoods

 

Canterbury wellbeing indicators show continued improvement

Canterbury wellbeing indicators show continued improvement

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 12:42 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

Judical modernisation – Interest & DC limit to $350,000

Judical modernisation – Interest & DC limit to $350,000

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 11:35 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

The Judicial Modernisation Bill has now been subdivided into subsidiary bills – one of which is the Interest on Money Claims Bill and another that deals with the District Court.  It has now passed through the House committee stage with only its third reading and Royal Assent to go.  Good for claimants and bad for EQC it now provides that a defendant is liable to pay interest where the defendant pays money to settle the claim after proceedings commenced, but before any judgment.  Previously ...

Canterbury social housing programme book launched

Canterbury social housing programme book launched

Monday, 19 September 2016 7:56 p.m. by GovtDBH

Press Release: Housing New Zealand

Clean-up of asbestos fragments in Waimakariri red zone

Clean-up of asbestos fragments in Waimakariri red zone

Monday, 19 September 2016 6:52 p.m. by GovtCera

Clean-up of asbestos fragments in Waimakariri red zone

Condemned building owners to tighten up security

Condemned building owners to tighten up security

Monday, 19 September 2016 4:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

The owners of a condemned central Christchurch building have vowed to improve security after teenagers were able to wander inside unimpeded.

Linwood College Update

Linwood College Update

Monday, 19 September 2016 3:33 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

LINWOOD COLLEGE   PRESS RELEASE 14 SEPTEMBER, 2016 Community engagement shows desire for Linwood College to become “local school of choice.” 

Christchurch City council talking to town hall insurers - again

Christchurch City council talking to town hall insurers - again

Monday, 19 September 2016 12:02 p.m. by MediaHerald

The city council is busy negotiating with an insurer again - this time over the town hall.A $20 million renovation project, including upgrade of bars and the James Hay Theatre, was underway when the earthquakes struck.

Frustration over Christchurchs St Johns Anglican church repairs

Frustration over Christchurch's St John's Anglican church repairs

Monday, 19 September 2016 11:45 a.m. by MediaHerald

Six years after the September 2010 earthquake, the Hororata community is still in the dark about when its badly damaged heritage church will be restored.When the 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit, the bell tower of St John's Anglican...

Frustration over Christchurchs St Johns Anglican church repairs

Frustration over Christchurch's St John's Anglican church repairs

Monday, 19 September 2016 11:43 a.m. by MediaHerald

Six years after the September 2010 earthquake, the Hororata community is still in the dark about when its badly damaged heritage church will be restored.When the 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit, the bell tower of St John's Anglican...

Top marks for remedial work

Top marks for remedial work

Monday, 19 September 2016 9:59 a.m. by FletcherEQR

The Risk of Being Nowhere

The Risk of Being Nowhere

Monday, 19 September 2016 7:01 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

Ken May – health board candidate

Ken May – health board candidate

Sunday, 18 September 2016 4:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

I am a retiree, retired from the RNZAF after over twenty years of Service, then I worked for Air New Zealand and, until June 2015, I was employed for sixteen years as Team Leader for GE Healthcare, supplying Healthcare Solutions …

Retailer rail against parking plans in $7m Victoria St upgrade proposal

Retailer rail against parking plans in $7m Victoria St upgrade proposal

Friday, 16 September 2016 9:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

Victoria St retailers are balking at proposed parking changes in a revised $7 million road redesign.

New tenant for Christchurchs Terrace development, work expected to ramp up next week

New tenant for Christchurch's Terrace development, work expected to ramp up next week

Friday, 16 September 2016 8:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch developer Antony Gough says he has secured a new tenant to fill part of his Terrace development and expects work to ramp up at the site next week.

Quake battler Bryan Staples steps back, lawyer Bill Dwyer steps up

Quake battler Bryan Staples steps back, lawyer Bill Dwyer steps up

Friday, 16 September 2016 3:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Longtime Earthquake Commission (EQC) adversary Bryan Staples is stepping down as head of his advocacy company Earthquake Services and handing the reins to Christchurch lawyer Bill Dwyer.

Is Christchurchs regeneration too slow?

Is Christchurch's regeneration too slow?

Friday, 16 September 2016 2:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Shabby mansion devaluing Fendalton homes, neighbours say

Shabby mansion devaluing Fendalton homes, neighbours say

Friday, 16 September 2016 1:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Residents of an upmarket Christchurch suburb say a shabby earthquake-damaged mansion will drag down property values in their street.

 Local body candidates don’t know about red zone proposals

Local body candidates don’t know about red zone proposals

Thursday, 15 September 2016 5:23 p.m. by greeningtheredzone Featured Popular

You can download the full survey results from .

Rod Oram: Christchurch rising from the rubble

Rod Oram: Christchurch rising from the rubble

Thursday, 15 September 2016 4:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

With Christchurch roughly halfway through its rebuild, the shape and feel of the city is starting to emerge from the earthquake rubble.

Johnny Moore: Reports of Christchurchs previous death greatly exaggerated

Johnny Moore: Reports of Christchurch's previous death greatly exaggerated

Thursday, 15 September 2016 1:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Something's been bugging me. It's a little thing, a turn of phrase, but it's been floating around for six years and I worry that if nobody questions it, people will accept it as fact:

Johnny Moore: Claims pre-quake central Christchurch dying exaggerated, replacement monotone

Johnny Moore: Claims pre-quake central Christchurch dying exaggerated, replacement 'monotone'

Thursday, 15 September 2016 1:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Something's been bugging me. It's a little thing, a turn of phrase, but it's been floating around for six years.

Don Church – health board candidate

Don Church – health board candidate

Thursday, 15 September 2016 12:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The CDHB is faced with a substantial upgrade of buildings and services to cope with an expanding and ageing population but restricted funding has forced the board to prioritise between competing demands. However, for Christchurch Hospital, there is some assistance …

Janet De Lu – health board candidate

Janet De Lu – health board candidate

Thursday, 15 September 2016 12:10 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The CDHB faces some very difficult challenges right now. Per capita funding has been cut in the latest budget, so that we are now 17% below the national average in per capita funding. This is in the face of some …

Steve Wakefield – health board candidate

Steve Wakefield – health board candidate

Thursday, 15 September 2016 12:10 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

I have served as Deputy Chair of the Canterbury DHB for the last three years, and would like to be elected to continue this work. I have 35 years of IT and business consulting experience and was previously NZ Chartered …

Dr Rochelle Phipps – health board candidate

Dr Rochelle Phipps – health board candidate

Thursday, 15 September 2016 12:05 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

I’ve been a Canterbury GP since 2001 and currently work as a medical advisor for ACC whilst raising my young son. I hold an MBA degree and have just completed a term on the board of the Royal NZ College …

Dr Cynthia Roberts – regional council candidate

Dr Cynthia Roberts – regional council candidate

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 8:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Pure artesian drinking water, waterways we can once again swim in and a seabed and coastline protected from contamination and over-extraction is on everyone’s list. 

EQC looking to cash settle remaining remedial work

EQC looking to cash settle remaining remedial work

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 10:47 a.m. by EQCFix

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) wants Canterbury customers to accept cash settlements, leaving homeowners to fix shoddy repair work, Labour says.