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Extensions granted for Red Zone property owners

Extensions granted for Red Zone property owners

Friday, 21 June 2013 11:37 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Almost 100 property owners in the Residential Red Zone who have agreed to sell to the Crown have had their settlement dates extended.

Metro – Bus Service Update

Metro – Bus Service Update

Friday, 21 June 2013 10:01 a.m. by Transport4chch

Metro are currently monitoring the weather situation in respect of the snowfalls.

Weather and road update 10am Friday 21st June 2013

Weather and road update 10am Friday 21st June 2013

Friday, 21 June 2013 10:01 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Latest forecasts advise snow is expected to ease off this morning, turning to showers and hail this afternoon. Further snow is possible overnight and tomorrow morning.

Road Closure Update as of 10am

Road Closure Update as of 10am

Friday, 21 June 2013 10:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Based on information received from Maintenance crews as at 0800am Dyers Pass Road – from the sign of the Takahe to Govenors Bay Road Avonside Drive – Road closed from #708-830 Owles Terrace – Road closed between Pages Road and …

CTV victims passion for baking kept alive

CTV victim's passion for baking kept alive

Friday, 21 June 2013 8:40 a.m. by MediaHerald

When Lesley Thomson died in the CTV building on February 22, 2011, her daughter Alex, lost one of her best friends.But Alex McBryde, 27, has kept her mother's passion for baking alive and made sure she baked her heart out in memory...

A little, big building

A little, big building

Friday, 21 June 2013 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

The Carlton Hotel, an iconic Christchurch watering hole on the corner of Bealey Avenue and Papanui Road, will soon reopen its doors.

Road Closure Update as of 8am

Road Closure Update as of 8am

Friday, 21 June 2013 6:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Based on information received from Maintenance crews as at 0800am

Govt convention centre deal on cards

Govt convention centre deal on cards

Friday, 21 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has struck a deal with the city council that will see a new convention centre built in Christchurch without the need for any ratepayer funding,  understands.

City rebuild offsets drought impact

City rebuild offsets drought impact

Friday, 21 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury rebuild may be keeping the New Zealand economy's head above water.

Council claims building consents progress

Council claims building consents progress

Thursday, 20 June 2013 6:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council staff say they have reduced their controversial building consents' backlog.

New IRD office shows Govts commitment to the city

New IRD office shows Govt's commitment to the city

Thursday, 20 June 2013 5:00 p.m. by PRNews Popular

New Inland Revenue office shows Government’s commitment to Christchurch: McClay

New EQC appointees announced

New EQC appointees announced

Thursday, 20 June 2013 4:39 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Three new people have been appointed to the Earthquake Commission. Sir Maarten Wevers will take up the role of chairman from 1 August.

Deal lays framework for stunning Christchurch

Deal lays framework for 'stunning' Christchurch

Thursday, 20 June 2013 4:20 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Christchurch councillors have voted on how the cost of the city's rebuild will be split between the council and the Government, but are keeping the result secret ahead of a joint announcement next week.

TEMPORARY REPAIRS AND WINTER WEATHER

TEMPORARY REPAIRS AND WINTER WEATHER

Thursday, 20 June 2013 4:17 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Road Closure Update as of 4pm

Road Closure Update as of 4pm

Thursday, 20 June 2013 4:13 p.m. by Transport4chch

Avonside Drive – Road closed from #708-830

Strong quake rattles West Coast

Strong quake rattles West Coast

Thursday, 20 June 2013 4:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake has struck the West Coast this afternoon, as Mother Nature continues her siege on the South Island.

Strong earthquake on West Coast

Strong earthquake on West Coast

Thursday, 20 June 2013 3:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

A 4.2 earthquake has struck the West Coast this afternoon, as Mother Nature continues her siege on the South Island.

Whitmore Street/ Fitzgerald and Bealey Avenues – expect delays next week

Whitmore Street/ Fitzgerald and Bealey Avenues – expect delays next week

Thursday, 20 June 2013 1:58 p.m. by Transport4chch

Lane restrictions from Whitmore St (the south end of Hills Road) onto Fitzgerald Ave for three weeks.

Christchurch store benefits from hard slog

Christchurch store benefits from hard slog

Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch fabric and homewares retailer Bolt of Cloth has rebounded from the earthquakes and is now launching a new flagship store in Auckland as part of its expansion.

Homewares retailer spreading its wings

Homewares retailer spreading its wings

Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch fabric and homewares retailer Bolt of Cloth has rebounded from the earthquakes and is now expanding, launching a new flagship store in Auckland and in Christchurch moving to a bigger site at The Tannery in Woolston.

Day 850 - free home repairs process tweak

Day 850 - free home repairs process tweak

Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:45 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Addington Action has been fixing quake damaged uninsured homes in South Christchurch for free.

New Earthquake Commission board members

New Earthquake Commission board members

Thursday, 20 June 2013 11:21 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

$500k donation to assist rebuild Cholmondeley

$500k donation to assist rebuild Cholmondeley

Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:48 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release:Cholmondeley Children’s Centre

Dalziel plans informed approach to rebuild

Dalziel plans informed approach to rebuild

Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:47 a.m. by Media3News

Lianne Dalziel says as mayor she'll be able to work with both Labour and National governments on the Christchurch rebuild.

Day 850 - ComCare Trust Job Connect

Day 850 - ComCare Trust Job Connect

Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:30 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

As of today, any person with mental health issues wishing to volunteer with Addington Action will first need to go see on Lincoln Rd phone 377 2903 and be referred to Addington Action.

ComCare Trust - Job Connect with great kindness and experience specialises in assisting people recovering from mental illness to return to the work force.

Addington Action does not have the time or expertise to provide support but ComCare Trust - Job Connect does. Safety issues are very important fo ...

Scoping Earthquake Damage

Scoping Earthquake Damage

Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:17 a.m. by FletcherEQR

Home for Christmas

Home for Christmas

Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:17 a.m. by FletcherEQR

The Repair Process

The Repair Process

Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:17 a.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

QEII between Travis & Marshland West bound lanes open, east bound detoured as at 11.00am

QEII between Travis & Marshland West bound lanes open, east bound detoured as at 11.00am

Thursday, 20 June 2013 8:52 a.m. by Transport4chch

Duration of restrictions not known at this time.

Day 850 - Podio to sponsor Addington Action

Day 850 - Podio to sponsor Addington Action

Thursday, 20 June 2013 8:30 a.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Landscape is temporary

Landscape is temporary

Thursday, 20 June 2013 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Labour expects a tough by-election

Labour expects a tough by-election

Thursday, 20 June 2013 5:29 a.m. by Media3News

Neighbours urged to share quake info

Neighbours urged to share quake info

Thursday, 20 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission is hoping to tap claimants' neighbourly spirit as it tackles some of its most complex cases.

Construction jobs on the decline in city

Construction jobs on the decline in city

Thursday, 20 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An online jobs report is revealing a puzzling dip in the number of construction jobs in Canterbury from a year ago.

Government may act on city mall impasse

Government may act on city mall impasse

Thursday, 20 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has stepped into the battle to build on a prime Christchurch shopping block and is threatening to use its emergency earthquake powers to break the development deadlock.

Christchurch Arts Festival programme launched

Christchurch Arts Festival programme launched

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:52 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

The full programme for the 2013 Christchurch Arts Festival has been released featuring more than 50 events spread across five weeks from 22 August to 22 September.

Check roads on website before travelling

Check roads on website before travelling

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 7:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Day 849 - simply awesome

Day 849 - simply awesome

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 7:16 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

Engagement underway with owners in Innovation Precinct

Engagement underway with owners in Innovation Precinct

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 3:46 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Coordinated winter resilience programme rolled out

Coordinated winter resilience programme rolled out

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 3:37 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says a group of companies and agencies involved in the recovery have combined to share knowledge and create a winter resilience campaign, ensuring all parties know what each is doing and promising to refer those who need help on to their partners as required.

The Problems Cantabrians Are Facing with Insurance

The Problems Cantabrians Are Facing with Insurance

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 3:14 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

 

Be prepared for hazardous winter conditions

Be prepared for hazardous winter conditions

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:36 p.m. by GovtECAN Recommended Popular

Heavy snow to sea level has been forecast for Canterbury this week on Thursday and Friday.

Christchurch childrens photographs to be exhibited internationally

Christchurch children's photographs to be exhibited internationally

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:18 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

This week the voices of Christchurch children will take centre stage in the Philippines with the UNICEF NZ children’s photographic exhibition ‘Christchurch: See Through my Eyes’ on display at Yuchengco Museum in Manila.

Traffic management trials underway

Traffic management trials underway

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:08 p.m. by SCIRT Popular

Trials are being set-up throughout Christchurch to look at ways of improving traffic management around road works sites to help reduce motorist delays and minimise driver frustration.

No crisis on consents - Parker

No 'crisis' on consents - Parker

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 9:59 a.m. by Media3News

 

Road closure updates as at 9.45am 19 June

Road closure updates as at 9.45am 19 June

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 9:45 a.m. by Transport4chch

Contractors are currently working checking streets that were closed as a result of flooding yesterday and we will update information as it comes to hand.

We dont want ugly or boring buildings

We don't want ugly or boring buildings

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 8:36 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 Architecture can inspire and bedazzle, delight or infuriate. What do you think of the plans so far for Christchurch?

Rise in drink driving after quakes

Rise in drink driving after quakes

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 7:57 a.m. by MediaHerald

The number of drink drivers getting caught in parts of Christchurch has risen dramatically since the earthquakes."In the 2011-2012 year there was a 69 per cent increase," road policing manager, Inspector Al Stewart told The Star.This...

Dalziel running for Chch Mayor

Dalziel running for Chch Mayor

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 7:50 a.m. by Media3News

Cut levies to boost residential builds - Gough

Cut levies to boost residential builds - Gough

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch City councillor is pushing for developers to be given a financial incentive to build apartments in the central city.

Japan v NZ disaster recovery

Japan v NZ disaster recovery

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 11:30 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular





Evaluating the government’s temporary housing

Evaluating the government’s temporary housing

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 10:59 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) has released a report  on the temporary housing provided at Kaiapoi, Linwood Park and Rawhiti Domain. The report can be downloaded from .

Tips and Contact Points to Help Through The Winter Storm

Tips and Contact Points to Help Through The Winter Storm

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 9:24 p.m. by Swiggs Recommended Popular

Civil Defence issued this list of things you can do to minimise risk to yourself and  your family when this cold snap hits tomorrow.

Planning Committee recommends Waterpark study

Planning Committee recommends Waterpark study

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 9:11 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Council's Planning Committee today agreed to recommend to the full Council that it approve a study to evaluate the economic feasibility of the New Brighton Waterpark concept and its potential to revitalise New Brighton's commercial centre.

Consents action plan

Consents action plan

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 3:27 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

An action plan for consents presented to the Planning Committee today confirmed the Council’s commitment to meeting statutory time frames and clearing the backlog of consents.

Day 848 - big tick from Dave

Day 848 - big tick from Dave

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 2:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Dave, Addington Action's volunteer tech, gave the new computer network the big tick today. Dave comes in once a week to briefly check everything and take away the back ups.

Dave, a router engineer, pinged away, logged into the router and checked all the settings making sure everything was safely behind the firewall.

The Addington Action network runs out of the Bush Telly server cabinet which has never been hacked.