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Town hall vote timing queried

Town hall vote timing queried

Saturday, 31 August 2013 1:14 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's potential new leaders are split over whether the decision to restore the earthquake- damaged town hall should have been left until after this year's local body elections.

Christchurch at risk of losing CBD

Christchurch at risk of losing CBD

Friday, 30 August 2013 7:37 p.m. by Media3News

If you haven't visited Christchurch since the earthquakes, when you do go back you'll notice how much the CBD has changed.

Captain Lorraine’s Final Fatal Balloon Ascent

Captain Lorraine’s Final Fatal Balloon Ascent

Friday, 30 August 2013 7:28 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Captain Lorriane Loses his Life The Balloon Carried out to Sea A Terrible Fall. The Aeronaut Drowned, Fruitless Search for his Body. Star, Issue 6633, 3 November 1899, Page 4 Not one of the thousand spectators who gathered at Lancaster Park yesterday afternoon to witness the balloon ascent of Captain Lorraine would willingly pass through a period of such awful anxiety and suspense as that which then fell to their lot. It is thrilling and exciting enough, in all conscience, to watch an intrepid a ...

Feeding frenzy drives thefts

'Feeding frenzy' drives thefts

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Desperate rebuild workers struggling to break into the Christchurch market are being blamed for stealing diggers, trucks and other high-value equipment to take advantage of a construction industry "feeding frenzy".

Outcast appeal date set

Outcast appeal date set

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch red-zoners challenging their buyout offers will be back in court in October.

Three-year deadline for city assets

Three-year deadline for city assets

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Practically all of Christchurch's most important facilities - such as libraries and pools - will be open by 2016, council bosses say.

Feeding frenzy drives thefts

'Feeding frenzy' drives thefts

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Desperate rebuild workers struggling to break into the Christchurch market are being blamed for stealing diggers, trucks and other high-value equipment to take advantage of a construction industry "feeding frenzy".

Three-year deadline for city assets

Three-year deadline for city assets

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Practically all of Christchurch's most important facilities - such as libraries and pools - will be open by 2016, council bosses say.

Feeding frenzy drives thefts

'Feeding frenzy' drives thefts

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Desperate rebuild workers struggling to break into the Christchurch market are being blamed for stealing diggers, trucks and other high-value equipment to take advantage of a construction industry "feeding frenzy".

The year Christchurch reclaims cool

The year Christchurch reclaims cool

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch hasn't had much reason to celebrate over the last three years.

Outcast appeal date set

Outcast appeal date set

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch red-zoners challenging their buyout offers will be back in court in October.

Three-year deadline for city assets

Three-year deadline for city assets

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Practically all of Christchurch's most important facilities - such as libraries and pools - will be open by 2016, council bosses say.

Red-zoners court appeal date set

Red-zoners court appeal date set

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch red-zoners challenging their buyout offers will be back in court in October.

Funds must stretch for new arts precinct

Funds must stretch for new arts precinct

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A makeshift performing arts precinct could still go ahead in central Christchurch but on a slim budget.

Insurance wrangles delay city facilities

Insurance wrangles delay city facilities

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Practically all of Christchurch's most important facilities - such as libraries and pools - will be open by 2016, council bosses say.

Insurance wrangles delay city facilities

Insurance wrangles delay city facilities

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Practically all of Christchurch's most important facilities - such as libraries and pools - will be open by 2016, council bosses say.

Residential chapter to drive new era of central city living

Residential chapter to drive new era of central city living

Friday, 30 August 2013 2:35 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Exciting new opportunities are set to open up for central city living in the new rebuilt Christchurch, says Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) director Warwick Isaacs.

Campaign Launch - The Journey Begins - One City Together

Campaign Launch - The Journey Begins - One City Together

Friday, 30 August 2013 12:57 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

We’re kicking off the campaign this Sunday, and we’d love you to be part of it.

Contractors charged with stealing from quake-damaged homes

Contractors charged with stealing from quake-damaged homes

Friday, 30 August 2013 12:54 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Three young contractors have been charged over a series of burglaries and an arson in the quake-damaged Christchurch residential red zone.Andrew Michael Hunton, a 21-year-old roofer, appeared from custody at Christchurch District...

Ground Improvement Trials Brochure

Ground Improvement Trials Brochure

Friday, 30 August 2013 12:13 p.m. by GovtEQC Recommended Popular

 

Man in court charged with burglaries, arson in red zone

Man in court charged with burglaries, arson in red zone

Friday, 30 August 2013 10:47 a.m. by MediaHerald

A 21-year-old will appear in court this morning charged with the burglaries and an arson of properties in the Christchurch residential red zone.

1000th new home consented

1000th new home consented

Friday, 30 August 2013 2:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

July marked a milestone for the Canterbury rebuild, as the 1000th earthquake-related building consent was issued.

1000th new home consented

1000th new home consented

Friday, 30 August 2013 2:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

July marked a milestone for the Canterbury rebuild, as the 1000th earthquake-related building consent was issued.

Simply trusting the Crown not enough

Simply trusting the Crown 'not enough'

Friday, 30 August 2013 12:25 a.m. by MediaStuff



Day 919 - mind the gap

Day 919 - mind the gap

Thursday, 29 August 2013 10:00 p.m. by addingtonaction




Review By GRANT SMITHIES

There was a time when TV One seemed the natural home for measured, thoughtful documentaries such as this, the latest offering from Bryan Bruce, the man behind 2011's eye-opening Inside Child Poverty doco. But market forces have ravaged what was once our flagship state broadcaster, leaving it almost braindead, a fact that might raise a smile from Bruce, who examines the effects of an unrestrained free market in this fine doco and two others that w ...

Start dates delayed on 3 anchor projects

Start dates delayed on 3 anchor projects

Thursday, 29 August 2013 9:52 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Part of new Avon River precinct opens

Part of new Avon River precinct opens

Thursday, 29 August 2013 9:52 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Architect welcomes council decision to save Christchurch Town Hall

Architect welcomes council decision to save Christchurch Town Hall

Thursday, 29 August 2013 7:06 p.m. by MediaOneNews

The architect of Christchurch Town Hall says he is thrilled at the decision to save the quake damaged building.

Day 919 - Kia Kaha Christchurch !

Day 919 - Kia Kaha Christchurch !

Thursday, 29 August 2013 6:58 p.m. by addingtonaction

From Huia Minogue

"The story did make Te Awa so 3000 odd Green Party members just got this
issue.

Thanks for your contribution!"


Is six months in a garage too long?

Is six months in a garage too long?

Thursday, 29 August 2013 6:46 p.m. by Media3News

Last time they spoke to us, Sasha Bell and her husband Steve had already been living in their garage for 500 nights while they waited for EQC to come and repair the home they'd started to take apart before giving up and walking away.

So three months on it does seem fair to ask, what's going on?

John Sellwood spoke to Sasha and Steve in Woolston.


 

Is 21 months in a garage too long?

Is 21 months in a garage too long?

Thursday, 29 August 2013 6:46 p.m. by Media3News

Last time they spoke to us, Sasha Bell and her husband Steve had been living in their garage for 500 nights.

Recovery similarities between New Orleans and Chch

Recovery similarities between New Orleans and Chch

Thursday, 29 August 2013 6:34 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

A post-disaster university response expert from New Orleans, which was severely hit by Hurricane Katrina eight years ago, says he sees recovery similarities between his home town and Christchurch following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Chch CBD projects to begin this year

Chch CBD projects to begin this year

Thursday, 29 August 2013 4:46 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

All Christchurch town hall to be conserved

All Christchurch town hall to be conserved

Thursday, 29 August 2013 4:22 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Council Votes to Conserve Town Hall

Council Votes to Conserve Town Hall

Thursday, 29 August 2013 4:22 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Town Hall to be conserved

CCDU Market Update August 2013

CCDU Market Update August 2013

Thursday, 29 August 2013 4:09 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Banks Avenue closed at intersection with Coopers Road from Friday 30 August

Banks Avenue closed at intersection with Coopers Road from Friday 30 August

Thursday, 29 August 2013 4:07 p.m. by Transport4chch

SCIRT delivery team McConnell Dowell have reached the intersection of Banks and Cooper Road as part of the work to replace the damaged watermain. Works in the area will now require Banks Ave to be closed at the intersection of …

Christchurch Arts Festival  is underway!

Christchurch Arts Festival is underway!

Thursday, 29 August 2013 3:46 p.m. by NickyWagner

It’s nearly spring and in Christchurch we’re coming out of hibernation – the daffodils are coming out in the park, and there is early blossom and magnolias across the city.

Te Papa Otakaro / Avon River Precinct opened today.

Te Papa Otakaro / Avon River Precinct opened today.

Thursday, 29 August 2013 3:31 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

It is great to see today’s official opening of the first part of the Te Papa Otakaro / Avon River Precinct is a significant step forward for Christchurch’s rebuild.

Where to Complain about Human Rights Abuses

Where to Complain about Human Rights Abuses

Thursday, 29 August 2013 3:08 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Please visit the following page if you believe that EQC has breached your human rights.  WECAN are gathering evidence from specific individuals to take to the UN Office High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva.  It only takes a few minutes to fill out the form. 

First stage of first anchor project opens

First stage of first anchor project opens

Thursday, 29 August 2013 2:55 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Chch Town Hall saved by council vote

Chch Town Hall saved by council vote

Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:54 p.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council has voted to restore the city's quake-damaged Town Hall.

EQC to withdraw from credit rating

EQC to withdraw from credit rating

Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:43 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Insurance failure for Sumner assets

Insurance failure for Sumner assets

Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:01 p.m. by MediaStuff

Sumner's demolished library, community centre and museum will be replaced by a combined facility in Wakefield Ave, but there is a large gap between the likely cost and insurance proceeds.

Digger in the sky

Digger in the sky

Thursday, 29 August 2013 11:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's not every day you see diggers being hoisted onto the top of a hotel tower. 

Forced sales to begin in six weeks

Forced sales to begin in six weeks

Thursday, 29 August 2013 11:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch landowners refusing to sell property earmarked for central-city anchor projects have less than two months to finalise a deal before compulsory acquisition begins.

Christchurch scores Wellingtons tradies

Christchurch scores Wellington's tradies

Thursday, 29 August 2013 11:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

Engineers and builders are becoming harder to find in Wellington as the Christchurch rebuild gathers pace.

Chch Today: Diggers hoisted onto hotel roof

Chch Today: Diggers hoisted onto hotel roof

Thursday, 29 August 2013 11:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's not every day you see diggers being hoisted onto the top of a hotel tower. 

Forced land buy-ups in six weeks

Forced land buy-ups in six weeks

Thursday, 29 August 2013 11:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch landowners refusing to sell property earmarked for central-city anchor projects have less than two months to finalise a deal before compulsory acquisition begins.

Mt Pleasant Pottery Newsletter

Mt Pleasant Pottery Newsletter

Thursday, 29 August 2013 10:56 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

For the latest Pottery newsletter see Pottery Newsletter May2013

Construction dates set for CCDU anchor projects

Construction dates set for CCDU anchor projects

Thursday, 29 August 2013 5:46 a.m. by MediaThePress

Construction dates have been set for the city centre's eastern and southern frames, the Square and the Performing Arts Precinct - and all are expected to be completed within about three years.

Developer has big dreams for Cambridge Terrace

Developer has big dreams for Cambridge Terrace

Thursday, 29 August 2013 2:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

Stephen Collins wants to drive down Durham St in 10 years' time and ''still be really proud of what we created''.

Developer has big dreams for Cambridge Tce

Developer has big dreams for Cambridge Tce

Thursday, 29 August 2013 2:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

Stephen Collins wants to drive down Durham St in 10 years and ''still be really proud of what we created''.

Christchurch Town Hall to be saved

Christchurch Town Hall to be saved

Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:51 a.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors have voted to fully restore the earthquake-damaged Christchurch Town Hall.

Councillors vote for full Town Hall restoration

Councillors vote for full Town Hall restoration

Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:51 a.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors have voted to fully restore the earthquake-damaged Christchurch Town Hall.

Councillors vote for full Town Hall restoration

Councillors vote for full Town Hall restoration

Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:51 a.m. by MediaThePress

City councillors have voted to fully restore the earthquake-damaged Christchurch Town Hall.