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Road Closure – Pages Road – From the 10th June

Road Closure – Pages Road – From the 10th June

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 10:18 a.m. by Transport4chch

 

Website Changes

Website Changes

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 8:20 a.m. by Transport4chch

 

Canterbury recovery insurance report

Canterbury recovery insurance report

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 8:18 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Decision day for 19 Christchurch schools

Decision day for 19 Christchurch schools

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 7:26 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Christchurch school spared from merger

Christchurch school spared from merger

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 7:26 a.m. by MediaHerald

South New Brighton School has been saved in Christchurch.Ministry of Education staff have just met with the school.The original interim decision was for South New Brighton School to merge with Central New Brighton School.However,...

Magnitude 3.5 earthquake shakes Christchurch

Magnitude 3.5 earthquake shakes Christchurch

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 7:05 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Housing seen as biggest risk

Housing seen as biggest risk

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Bid to rebuild home a nightmare

Bid to rebuild home a nightmare

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Fewer fighting insurance firms

Fewer fighting insurance firms

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Canterbury achieves health targets in key areas

Canterbury achieves health targets in key areas

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 9:34 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

 

Red zone residents get details about extension

Red zone residents get details about extension

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 7:36 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Christchurch red zone residents who meet specific criteria can seek an extension of up to six months to the settlement date for their Crown offer.

Consultation on Enduring Power of Attorney

Consultation on Enduring Power of Attorney

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 6:51 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Fern Room, The Atrium, 455 Hagley Avenue Time: June 18 10am – 12 noon Description: The Minister for Senior Citizens is holding a public consultation meeting in Christchurch on the topic of enduring power of attorney. In 2008, the …

Day 825 - Marsden Whitby turns up to help

Day 825 - Marsden Whitby turns up to help

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 3:35 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

 

Canterbury claims bill over $7 billion

Canterbury claims bill over $7 billion

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 3:05 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Insurance Council says insurers have paid out more than $7 billion as it settles Canterbury earthquake claims.

Port Hills zoning review delayed again

Port Hills zoning review delayed again

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 2:31 p.m. by MediaStuff

A 28-month wait to determine the fate of more than 100 Port Hills homes has been labelled ''beyond ridiculous''.

Extensions for some red-zoners

Extensions for some red-zoners

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 11:52 a.m. by MediaStuff

Some residential red-zone residents will be able to stay up to six months longer in their quake-damaged homes, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has announced.

Case-by-case Red Zone extension criteria confirmed

Case-by-case Red Zone extension criteria confirmed

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 10:40 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

 

Market adopts wait-and-see on MRP

Market adopts 'wait-and-see' on MRP

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 9:32 a.m. by Media3News

Investors in the share market have plenty of choice, but is there enough appetite for more energy company shares

Councillors want asset-sale rethink

Councillors want asset-sale rethink

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 8:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

First houselift in Canterbury a success

First houselift in Canterbury 'a success'

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 8:29 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

My Debate Challenge to Gerry Brownlee and Ian Simpson

My Debate Challenge to Gerry Brownlee and Ian Simpson

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 7:02 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Entertainment precinct accessible for all

Entertainment precinct accessible for all

Monday, 27 May 2013 8:08 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A Christchurch property developer is being praised for his $100 million redevelopment in the central city that will be accessible to all people.

April 23: Poetica’s Ghost Poems

April 23: Poetica’s Ghost Poems

Monday, 27 May 2013 3:47 p.m. by GapFiller

 

April 23, 2013: Poetica’s Ghost Poems

April 23, 2013: Poetica’s Ghost Poems

Monday, 27 May 2013 3:47 p.m. by GapFiller

Ghost Poems is a series of four poetic murals painted onto walls which will eventually ‘disappear’ as the rebuild continues. The four poems symbolically stand for the four unidentified victims that perished in the 22/2/11 earthquake. The poems will eventually disappear behind buildings as the rebuild takes place. They are a time capsule which could […]

May 27: Pavilion-Sitters United needed please!!

May 27: Pavilion-Sitters United needed please!!

Monday, 27 May 2013 2:24 p.m. by GapFiller

 

Christchurch asbestos hazard worries CTU

Christchurch asbestos hazard worries CTU

Monday, 27 May 2013 2:03 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Weather Warning – Snow

Weather Warning – Snow

Monday, 27 May 2013 12:46 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

 

EQC truths blogger unmasked

EQC truths' blogger unmasked

Monday, 27 May 2013 12:42 p.m. by Media3News

The high-profile blogger behind the 'EQC Truths' blog has revealed his identity and announced a return to blogging.

New Views on New Regent St

New Views on New Regent St

Monday, 27 May 2013 11:27 a.m. by MediaThePress

Visitors to a popular central city precinct now have an unobstructed view of the Avon River.

Opawa Bridge – Lane Closure

Opawa Bridge – Lane Closure

Monday, 27 May 2013 9:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

From 9am on Wednesday 29th May the Eastbound lane of Opawa Bridge will be closed. This is due to a crane on site being removed. This work is estimated to be completed in 90 minutes. A Stop/Go System will be …

Wholl pay for the rebuilds nice-to-haves?

Who'll pay for the rebuild's nice-to-haves?

Monday, 27 May 2013 7:32 a.m. by Media3News

The debate is continuing over who will pay for some aspects of the Christchurch rebuild - the city council or central government.

Call for tighter rules on asbestos

Call for tighter rules on asbestos

Monday, 27 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Officials are calling for tighter health and safety regulations for the Christchurch rebuild after asbestos-contaminated material rained down into a tradesman's face and a bureaucratic muddle left authorities in the dark.

EQC Truths Will Return

EQC Truths Will Return

Monday, 27 May 2013 12:35 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

New Brighton Project Newsletter May 2013

New Brighton Project Newsletter May 2013

Sunday, 26 May 2013 7:21 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

 

When Manchester United played in St Albans

When Manchester United played in St Albans

Sunday, 26 May 2013 1:39 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Few people would know the story of how footballers Bobby Charlton and George Best played a game at English Park in St Albans in 1967. The night New Zealand played Manchester United is recalled in an article in D Scene.

Insurance headaches only getting worse

Insurance headaches only getting worse

Sunday, 26 May 2013 11:18 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two and a half years on from the February 2011 quake, some Christchurch residents are still waiting for answers on their quake-damaged homes. Some of the problems are old, some are new but the frustration is the same. MARC GREENHILL investigates three cases stuck in limbo.

Heritage groups petition PM to stop demolition

Heritage groups petition PM to stop demolition

Saturday, 25 May 2013 9:57 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Heritage activists in Christchurch have rallied in the city calling for the demolition of heritage buildings to be halted.

Cafe owner says consent process diabolical

Cafe owner says consent process 'diabolical'

Saturday, 25 May 2013 8:00 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A Christchurch business owner has described trying to reopen a business after the earthquake as "diabolical" because of the city council's consent process.

$1m donation to rebuild timeball

$1m donation to rebuild timeball

Saturday, 25 May 2013 4:15 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A charity in Auckland is making a donation of $1 million to help rebuild the Lyttelton timeball station, which was damaged beyond repair in the February 2011 earthquake.

Chch civil engineer wins award for new construction technology

Chch civil engineer wins award for new construction technology

Saturday, 25 May 2013 3:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

University of Canterbury (UC) civil engineering professor Andy Buchanan last night received the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) President's Award in Auckland.

Quaint shop with the right specs

Quaint shop with the right specs

Saturday, 25 May 2013 1:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

No more Supergrans in Christchurch

No more 'Supergrans' in Christchurch

Saturday, 25 May 2013 12:47 p.m. by Media3News

 

Christchurch engineer honoured with award

Christchurch engineer honoured with award

Saturday, 25 May 2013 12:21 p.m. by Media3News

 

Red zone deadline extension details to be announced

Red zone deadline extension details to be announced

Saturday, 25 May 2013 8:08 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority says more details should be available next week about potential deadline extensions for red zone residents, who have to move out by the end of July.

Rebuild targets a complete failure

Rebuild targets a 'complete failure'

Friday, 24 May 2013 11:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury insurers are failing to meet their own post-earthquake rebuild targets, blaming "unforeseen" problems for the delays.

Rebuild targets a complete failure

Rebuild targets a 'complete failure'

Friday, 24 May 2013 11:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury insurers are failing to meet their own post-earthquake rebuild targets, blaming "unforeseen" problems for the delays.

Mayor rejects sale of assets

Mayor rejects sale of assets

Friday, 24 May 2013 11:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Politicians may be talking up the benefits of selling Christchurch's family silver for the rebuild but city councillors have already determined it's not going to happen.

Authority accused of keeping deadline details quiet

Authority accused of keeping deadline details quiet

Friday, 24 May 2013 9:40 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Earthquake Recovery Minister is defending the way Christchurch red zone residents are being told about possible extensions to deadlines for owners to leave their damaged homes.

New homes in Christchurch

New homes in Christchurch

Friday, 24 May 2013 8:24 p.m. by Media3News

Paul and Yvonne Stokes, and Keith Lush have some good news from Christchurch.

Major Works- Bealey Avenue/ Fitzgerald / Whitmore intersection

Major Works- Bealey Avenue/ Fitzgerald / Whitmore intersection

Friday, 24 May 2013 1:21 p.m. by Transport4chch

From the 3rd June Bealey Avenue will be reduced to a single lane eastbound between Geraldine and Fitzgerald. Whitmore through to Fitzgerald will also be reduced to a single lane.