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Empty homes of Whaka Terrace

Empty homes of Whaka Terrace

Thursday, 5 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The gardens are established, the houses are grand, but a closer look reveals many of the residential properties at Whaka Terrace are unoccupied.

Northern Motorway – Significant Delays

Northern Motorway – Significant Delays

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 5:27 p.m. by Transport4chch

We advise road users that there has been an incident on the Northern Motorway and any traffic heading out of the city is being diverted onto the grass median around it. We advise that there are significant delays for any …

Some Very Interesting Christchurch Census Figures.

Some Very Interesting Christchurch Census Figures.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 5:19 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

 

Update on Cook Strait earthquakes claims

Update on Cook Strait earthquakes claims

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 4:53 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Brownlee signals confidence in EQC boss

Brownlee signals confidence in EQC boss

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 4:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has expressed confidence in Ian Simpson and signalled a report into systems of the Earthquake Commission will not contain bad news for the organisation's chief executive.

Freeparking, just go ahead

Freeparking, just go ahead

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 3:51 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Mike Greer may well have got the go ahead from Building Consents at the City Council after this visit but did the building inspector need to park on the footpath and grass verge like this? 

First glimpse of proposed Town Hall refurbishment

First glimpse of proposed Town Hall refurbishment

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 3:30 p.m. by FutureChristchurch Popular

Residents attending a Town Hall and wider Performing Arts Precinct information session yesterday got a first glimpse of what parts of the Town Hall could look like at the end of the four-year conservation project.

Travellers pick Christchurch as a destination on the rise

Travellers pick Christchurch as a destination on the rise

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 3:02 p.m. by TourismChCh Popular

Christchurch is winning favour with users of the world’s largest travel website, who have voted the city as the number one ‘Destination on the Rise’ in the South Pacific.

Canterbury leads growth in residential building activity

Canterbury leads growth in residential building activity

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 2:50 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Media Release: Statistics New Zealand

Action plan addresses resource consent recommendations

Action plan addresses resource consent recommendations

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 2:47 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council has welcomed the Ministry for the Environment’s final report into resource consenting processes for the city.

Canterbury construction spending at record high

Canterbury construction spending at record high

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 12:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

A quarter of all New Zealand's construction spending is now in Canterbury, as both home and non-residential building ramps up to record levels.

Opawa Road Bus detours – Bus stop closed on Route 28

Opawa Road Bus detours – Bus stop closed on Route 28

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 12:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Route 28 Papanui Lyttelton & Rapaki Due to on-going road works on Opawa Rd all buses travelling to the city and Papanui will detour from until 6am Monday 2 December. Buses will detour off Opawa Rd onto Garlands Rd and …

IAG deploys Exigen Insurance Solutions

IAG deploys Exigen Insurance Solutions

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 11:58 a.m. by IAGinsurance Popular

IAG and Exigen Insurance Solutions, a global provider of core systems and business transformation to insurers, announced today the successful country-wide roll out of Exigen's policy administration, billing and claims solutions for motor vehicle lines of business at IAG subsidiary AMI. The deployment is the first stage introduction of a new enterprise platform for managing AMI's more than one million motor, home, contents, farm and boat insurance policies.

Community Contact Team

Community Contact Team

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 10:52 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Husband of quake victim calls for CTV site tidy up

Husband of quake victim calls for CTV site tidy up

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 9:15 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A man who lost his wife when the Canterbury Television building collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake is adding his voice to calls for the unkempt site to be tidied.

Baby likely to arrive before quake repairs

Baby likely to arrive before quake repairs

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 8:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

Charlotte Mayne thought she had been patient. As she watched houses being repaired around her, Mayne did not kick up a fuss.

Bridge Street bridge – off peak delays Thursday 4th and Friday 5th December

Bridge Street bridge – off peak delays Thursday 4th and Friday 5th December

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 8:17 a.m. by Transport4chch

Drivers using South Brighton’s Bridge Street bridge, should be prepared for a stop/go system and delays between 9 am and 2 pm Wednesday and Thursday, 4 and 5 December.

Memorial needed now, says CTV widower

Memorial needed now, says CTV widower

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 8:11 a.m. by MediaStuff

An earthquake widower is calling for the city council to tidy up the abandoned CTV site and install a temporary memorial to allow families to pay tribute to their loved ones with dignity.

Chch Today: When will Linwood Village be built?

Chch Today: When will Linwood Village be built?

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 7:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

Baby likely to arrive before quake repairs

Baby likely to arrive before quake repairs

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 7:23 a.m. by MediaStuff

Charlotte Mayne thought she had been patient. As she watched houses being repaired around her, Mayne did not kick up a fuss.

Outcasts hope for full payout by Xmas

Outcasts hope for full payout by Xmas

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 7:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

Ernest Tsao is hoping Christchurch landowners battling for a full Government buyout offer for their red-zoned properties receive an early Christmas present.

Will council fall short on rebuild?

Will council fall short on rebuild?

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council may have to revisit its multibillion-dollar rebuild cost-share deal with the Crown because of overly-optimistic predictions about its earthquake insurance payouts.

November 2013 Website Update

November 2013 Website Update

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 11:09 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Popular

Website update and changes made. 

Crown and Council Reach Cost Share Agreement

Crown and Council Reach Cost Share Agreement

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 4:22 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

A cost-sharing agreement has been reached between the Crown and the Waimakariri District Council (WDC) which finalizes arrangements for Council-owned land and property, and repairs to horizontal infrastructure in the district's Residential Red Zone.

Appointment of General Manager Building Control and Rebuild

Appointment of General Manager Building Control and Rebuild

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 3:11 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council has appointed Peter Sparrow to the new position of General Manager Building Control and Rebuild.

Social housing progress in the east

Social housing progress in the east

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 2:26 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council has begun the detailed design process for eight new units at the newly repaired Knightsbridge Lane City Housing complex in Aranui, with construction due to begin in April next year.

Southern Response claimants cautiously optimistic

Southern Response claimants 'cautiously optimistic'

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 2:25 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Two weeks.

EQC apologises for falling behind deadline

EQC apologises for falling behind deadline

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 2:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission has acknowledged that it will fall short of its 2013 completion target for the most damaged Canterbury homes.

EQC Home Repair Programme target slips

EQC Home Repair Programme target slips

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 2:02 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Judgment allows Port Hills zoning review to progress

Judgment allows Port Hills zoning review to progress

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 1:08 p.m. by GovtCera Featured Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says he is very pleased by the Court of Appeal’s finding, released today, that the residential red zoning of the most damaged parts of greater Christchurch was lawful, and that the process was well conducted.
“We also accept the Court’s view that in relation to vacant and uninsured improved properties on the flat land in Christchurch we now need to review whether our earlier decisions were consistent with the pu ...

Judgment allows Port Hills zoning review to progress

Judgment allows Port Hills zoning review to progress

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 1:04 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Christchurch red zone lawfully created

Christchurch 'red zone' lawfully created

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 12:23 p.m. by MediaHerald

The 'red zone' created in the aftermath of Christchurch's earthquakes was legal, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Ruling over unlawful buyouts upheld

Ruling over 'unlawful' buyouts upheld

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 11:51 a.m. by MediaStuff

A High Court ruling which found the 50 per cent buyout offers made to vacant and uninsured red-zone landowners was unlawful has been upheld.

Calling all Developers

Calling all Developers

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 9:24 a.m. by Transport4chch

Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) staff are hoping the smartest minds come out to play for a day to work together and develop smart tools to help everyday Christchurch road users.

Christchurch needs more tradies

Christchurch needs more tradies

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is on the brink of a "massive skills crisis", with demand for trade roles in Canterbury expected to skyrocket over the next year, say recruiters and employers.

Warning skills crisis looms

Warning skills crisis looms

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is on the brink of a "massive skills crisis", with demand for trade roles in Canterbury expected to skyrocket over the next year, say recruiters and employers.

Hopes remain on Cathedral

Hopes remain on Cathedral

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Bishop Victoria Matthews is relieved the Supreme Court has rejected an appeal to preserve the Christchurch Cathedral.

St Albans losing fire station

St Albans losing fire station

Monday, 2 December 2013 10:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Broken pipes close part of school

Broken pipes close part of school

Monday, 2 December 2013 9:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The discovery of broken sewer pipes under St Albans Primary School resulted in the closure of the library cafe block and adjoining areas on December 2. Stachybotyrs and penicillin spores have been found in air tests.

Emma Twaddell named local hero

Emma Twaddell named local hero

Monday, 2 December 2013 8:45 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular




Christchurch cathedral demolition given green light

Christchurch cathedral demolition given green light

Monday, 2 December 2013 8:33 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Demolition of the Christ Church Cathedral has been given the green light, following a judgement from the Supreme Court dismissing an appeal against an earlier decision legally enabling its destruction.

Chch residents fed up with Southern Response

Chch residents fed up with Southern Response

Monday, 2 December 2013 7:38 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Whos On Our Side?

Who's On Our Side?

Monday, 2 December 2013 6:38 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Today I am meh, not because of a lack in enthusiasm but for a confusion and frustration. The confusion comes from the perceived lack of compassion showed still by some of our civic leaders and the frustration is born from this and the absolute hard slog it is to get positive information out of people.

Court loss gives green light for Chch Cathedral demo

Court loss gives green light for Chch Cathedral demo

Monday, 2 December 2013 6:33 p.m. by Media3News

Campaigners wanting to stop the demolition of Christchurch Cathedral have lost the final stage of their court battle.

Angry insurance holders face Southern Response

Angry insurance holders face Southern Response

Monday, 2 December 2013 4:55 p.m. by Media3News

A number of angry Cantabrians set up camp outside the offices of Southern Response in Christchurch today.

Route 23 Hyde Park/Woolston Bus detours from 3 December – 15 December

Route 23 Hyde Park/Woolston Bus detours from 3 December – 15 December

Monday, 2 December 2013 4:33 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road – Radley St Route – 23 Hyde Park / Woolston 3 December until approx. 15 December Due to road works along Radley St all buses will be detouring from Tuesday 3 December. Buses travelling towards Hyde Park will detour …

Christchurch Christmas Parade 8 December – Road closures in place

Christchurch Christmas Parade 8 December – Road closures in place

Monday, 2 December 2013 1:01 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users are advised that some roads in the Riccarton area will either be closed or restricted for the Christchurch Christmas Parade on Sunday 8 December.

Hundreds join insurance protest

Hundreds join insurance protest

Monday, 2 December 2013 8:47 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Quake claimants protest outside Southern Response

Quake claimants protest outside Southern Response

Monday, 2 December 2013 8:18 a.m. by Media3News Popular

More than 100 people have gathered outside the offices of Southern Response in Christchurch this morning, protesting against its slow handling of earthquake-related insurance claims.

MP Gerry Brownlee makes sporting declaration

MP Gerry Brownlee makes sporting declaration

Sunday, 1 December 2013 11:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee wants to use the vacant residential red zone to make Christchurch the "sporting capital of New Zealand".

Incentives needed to lure back retailers

Incentives needed to lure back retailers

Sunday, 1 December 2013 9:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch needs financial incentives to entice back shops, and more action to attract residents, international consultants say.

ComCom determines Orions customised price-quality path

ComCom determines Orion's customised price-quality path

Sunday, 1 December 2013 7:21 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Commerce Commission has determined Orion’s customised price-quality path for 2014-2019, which takes into account Orion’s circumstances following the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.

Chch Fire Station redevelopment plans announcement

Chch Fire Station redevelopment plans announcement

Sunday, 1 December 2013 7:20 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The New Zealand Fire Service is to build seven new fire stations in Christchurch to meet the known and emerging needs of the city and its communities.

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 2)

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 2)

Sunday, 1 December 2013 7:18 p.m. by KrisV Popular







 Selwyn, Waimakariri earthquake fault reports released

Selwyn, Waimakariri earthquake fault reports released

Sunday, 1 December 2013 7:17 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Environment Canterbury today released the fourth and fifth in a series of earthquake fault reports on different districts of the Canterbury region.

Building consent processing times

Building consent processing times

Sunday, 1 December 2013 7:12 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Council figures show that the average time for granting a building consent for a house in October was 26 working days. This was for complete applications which could be accepted for processing because no further information was required.

CanCERN Newsletter #109

CanCERN Newsletter #109

Sunday, 1 December 2013 7:10 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

Initiatives to provide fresh impetus for Retail Precinct

Initiatives to provide fresh impetus for Retail Precinct

Sunday, 1 December 2013 7:08 p.m. by GovtCCDU Featured Popular

The Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) has outlined a series of key initiatives to support the private sector’s development of the city’s Retail Precinct.