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EQC cheque buoys council home repairs

EQC cheque buoys council home repairs

Monday, 9 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council's social housing repair and rebuild programme has received a $15 million cash injection from the Earthquake Commission (EQC).

CCC implements flood solutions

CCC implements flood solutions

Sunday, 8 June 2014 10:05 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Christchurch City Council has come up with some temporary solutions to cope with the flooding, including temporary pumps, vegetation removal, back flow improvements. It is also going to pilot a wrapping solution and will continue to research longer term solutions. The Flooding Taskforce report presented on June 5 gives more details.

Housing NZ too slow to build in Christchurch

Housing NZ 'too slow' to build in Christchurch

Sunday, 8 June 2014 8:10 p.m. by MediaOneNews Popular

Housing New Zealand is being criticised for building and repairing quake damaged houses too slowly.

$15m allocated to fix Christchurchs social housing stock

$15m allocated to fix Christchurch's social housing stock

Sunday, 8 June 2014 7:19 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The Christchurch City Council has received another $15 million to fix its social housing stock from the Earthquake Commission.

Council deploys temporary pump operations ahead of forecast wet weather

Council deploys temporary pump operations ahead of forecast wet weather

Sunday, 8 June 2014 6:34 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is installing flood mitigation pump operations in the Flockton/Dudley Creek area. This is ahead of a weather forecast that shows a period of extended rainfall throughout Christchurch and Banks Peninsula, starting Sunday and continuing through to Tuesday.

The Oldest Building in Canterbury

The Oldest Building in Canterbury

Saturday, 7 June 2014 7:03 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

To settle what seems to be a somewhat vexed question, a representative of the Lyttelton Times yesterday made inquiries among a number of the Pilgrims with regard to the authenticity, or otherwise, of the statement that the building now being used as a residence on the South Belt, near the Southern Cross Hotel, was the earliest of the dwellings occupied by the dwellers on the plains. The representative interviewed many persons, and, towards evening, met Mr Edmund Smart, who resides at No. 55, Cas ...

Keeping Christchurch Moving 9th June 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 9th June 2014

Saturday, 7 June 2014 1:04 a.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News   Friday 06 June

CTV News Friday 06 June

Friday, 6 June 2014 8:29 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Prestons Road – Night road closure starts June 8th

Prestons Road – Night road closure starts June 8th

Friday, 6 June 2014 4:20 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users are advised as part of the Marshlands/Prestons Road signals installation project, a road closure of Prestons Road East at the intersection will start from Sunday night June 8th from 6pm – 7am daily until approximately until the 26th …

Awesome Evening - June

Awesome Evening - June

Friday, 6 June 2014 3:43 p.m. by MinistryofAwesome Popular

EQC Chief Executive responds to asbestos open letter

EQC Chief Executive responds to asbestos open letter

Friday, 6 June 2014 3:19 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

 

CBD – Available Routes Map 6th June – 12th June

CBD – Available Routes Map 6th June – 12th June

Friday, 6 June 2014 3:00 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Copies of this map can be found in the Wednesday edition of the Christchurch Star which is free from most service stations and supermarkets. Please …

Anchor tenant confirmed for Cashel St

Anchor tenant confirmed for Cashel St

Friday, 6 June 2014 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

A major office tenant is returning to the city centre with a new six-storey building.

Christchurch – The value of a city

Christchurch – The value of a city

Friday, 6 June 2014 12:37 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Here’s a wonderful clip featuring our very own Richard Sewell! Shot by Christchurch based film-maker Julian Vares, “The Christchurch earthquake and the subsequent loss of the central city forced locals to reflect on what it was they’d really lost – and what opportunities it presented for change.”        

Central City Traffic – from June 9th

Central City Traffic – from June 9th

Friday, 6 June 2014 12:27 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

New work starting: Bealey Ave Eastbound – Two lanes between Manchester and Barbadoes Street Madras Street – Single lane from Latimer Square will extend to Bealey Ave Changes: Tuam Street between Colombo Street and Manchester Street has reopened a lane to eastbound traffic …

Investing in Christchurch – the new PwC Centre

Investing in Christchurch – the new PwC Centre

Friday, 6 June 2014 10:59 a.m. by PRNews Popular

PwC to occupy new Christchurch building

PwC to occupy new Christchurch building

Friday, 6 June 2014 10:25 a.m. by Media3News Popular

PwC is moving back to the heart of the earthquake-ravaged Christchurch to a new "lightweight but strong" building.

Chief Executives update - 6 June 2014

Chief Executive's update - 6 June 2014

Friday, 6 June 2014 9:57 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 33 (June 2014)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 33 (June 2014)

Friday, 6 June 2014 9:46 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

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STOP/GO for Ferrymead Bridge starting Monday 9th June

STOP/GO for Ferrymead Bridge starting Monday 9th June

Friday, 6 June 2014 9:15 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

City bound road users on the Ferrymead Bridge can expect some minor delays during off-peak hours from Monday 9th June when contractors start moving the 26 precast “Super-Tee” beams into place. 

Dyers Road – Surface flooding 9.09am

Dyers Road – Surface flooding 9.09am

Friday, 6 June 2014 9:10 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users are advised that contractors have hit a water main on Dyers Road which has caused the road to flood between Palinarus Road and Ti Rakau Drive, traffic is still flowing but slowly due to surface flooding on the …

Asbestos checks urged

Asbestos checks urged

Friday, 6 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Fletcher EQR contractor is calling for retrospective asbestos testing of earthquake-damaged homes repaired before mandatory checks were brought in.

Retrospective asbestos checks urged

Retrospective asbestos checks urged

Friday, 6 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Fletcher EQR contractor is calling for retrospective asbestos testing of earthquake-damaged homes repaired before mandatory checks were brought in.

Canty economy booming but costs up

Canty economy booming but costs up

Friday, 6 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians face some of the biggest increases in living costs in the country.

CTV News   Thursday 05 June

CTV News Thursday 05 June

Thursday, 5 June 2014 7:52 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Council seeks clarification over claims

Council seeks clarification over claims

Thursday, 5 June 2014 2:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch City Council has joined High Court action seeking clarification over land damage claims.

Mayor’s Flood Taskforce breaks back of flood problem

Mayor’s Flood Taskforce breaks back of flood problem

Thursday, 5 June 2014 1:47 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

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Relief at last for the Flockton Basin

Relief at last for the Flockton Basin

Thursday, 5 June 2014 1:12 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The Christchurch City Council has approved a $4.3M pump station as temporary relief for Flockton Basin.

Public meetings to share progress on Christchurch hospitals project

Public meetings to share progress on Christchurch hospitals project

Thursday, 5 June 2014 1:00 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

Canterbury District Health Board is running two meetings in mid-June to update the public on progress of the $650 million plus redevelopment of Christchurch and Burwood Hospitals.

Neil Cox: Issac Theatre Royal

Neil Cox: Issac Theatre Royal

Thursday, 5 June 2014 11:56 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

CEO Neil Cox talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the date being set for the Issac Theatre Royal to reopen.

CERA will not revise offer until court case on red zone finalised

CERA will not revise offer until court case on red zone finalised

Thursday, 5 June 2014 11:20 a.m. by QuakeOutcasts Popular

Christchurch, 4 June 2014 - Today CERA CEO Roger Sutton announced that his organisation will not consider a revised offer until the Supreme Court case examining the legality of the "red zone" is finalised.

Big resurgence in NZ house-building

Big resurgence in NZ house-building

Thursday, 5 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Auckland and Christchurch's rapid house-building resurgence has surprised and delighted economists as it hit the highest level since 2002.NZIER principal economist Shamubeel Eaqub said a strong recovery was coming through in the...

Christchurch housing rebuild momentum grows

Christchurch housing rebuild momentum grows

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 7:21 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Hon Dr Nick Smith

Gerry some real help please

Gerry some real help please

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 7:20 p.m. by RuthDyson Popular

Gerry some real help please

CTV News - Wednesday 04 June

CTV News - Wednesday 04 June

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 7:19 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Keeping Christchurch Moving 4th June 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 4th June 2014

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 6:03 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Outcasts fate in Supreme Court hands

Outcasts' fate in Supreme Court hands

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 3:55 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Supreme Court will decide the fate of the Quake Outcasts after the Government ruled out making revised red zone offers before the hearing.

Christchurchs Isaac Theatre Royal gets re-gilded

Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royal gets re-gilded

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 3:47 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royal was all but demolished after the quakes and now is just five months away from reopening.

Where did the Pallet Pavilion go?

Where did the Pallet Pavilion go?

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 2:07 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Although the last of the Pallet Pavilion is being removed from The Commons, it still lives on in the many pieces that have been distributed around the city to projects, organisations and individuals that are making a difference…

Appreciation

Appreciation

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 12:45 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Greater attention is being paid these days to the dynamics that appreciation plays toward our physical, mental and emotional well being. 

Corbel concentrating on bigger builds

Corbel concentrating on bigger builds

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 12:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch building firm Corbel Construction is placing more emphasis on larger commercial building projects, although it is still busy with earthquake repairs and residential projects.

Building work races ahead

Building work races ahead

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 12:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Building work boomed in the March quarter, led by home building in Canterbury.

Decision on uninsured, vacant and commercial land to wait for Supreme Court ruling

Decision on uninsured, vacant and commercial land to wait for Supreme Court ruling

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 11:34 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

A decision about the Crown offer made to owners of uninsured, insured commercial or vacant land of the residential red zone in the flat land will not be made until pending Supreme Court action is completed, says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority chief executive Roger Sutton.

Dealing with Asbestos - User Guide

Dealing with Asbestos - User Guide

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 11:13 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

 

Dealing with Asbestos - Homeowner Guide

Dealing with Asbestos - Homeowner Guide

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 11:13 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Raf Manji and Yani Johanson

Raf Manji and Yani Johanson

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 11:10 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

Councillors Raf Manji and Yani Johanson talk to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the state of the council books

Crash Colombo St/St Asaph St intersection

Crash Colombo St/St Asaph St intersection

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 10:46 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

There has been an accident at the intersection of Colombo Street and St Asaph Street and emergency services are on site. There is no through route from St Asaph Street through this intersection with traffic being diverted left and right …

Is city living a tempting lifestyle?

Is city living a tempting lifestyle?

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 10:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Would you want to live in the central city? In Christchurch, with its broken buildings, empty rubble-strewn sites, lack of parking, and rough slalom-course roads lined with orange cones? You must be joking - or so many people might suppose.

Theatre Royal sets opening date

Theatre Royal sets opening date

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 7:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

The restored Isaac Theatre Royal will reopen in central Christchurch on November 17.

No innovation precinct without quakes - Joyce

No innovation precinct without quakes - Joyce

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 7:16 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch has one of New Zealand's deadliest disasters to thank for its new innovation precinct, says Steven Joyce.

Building giants squeeze small firms

Building giants 'squeeze' small firms

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Claims about anti-competitive practices in New Zealand's plasterboard market have been added to by a former Christchurch building sector worker who says he has first-hand experience of it.

Re: Start Mall is on the move

Re: Start Mall is on the move

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Workmen were last night preparing to move shipping containers in Christchurch's Re:Start mall.

Keeping Christchurch Moving 2nd June 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 2nd June 2014

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 10:26 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News   Tuesday 03 June

CTV News Tuesday 03 June

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 9:17 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Bus Detours – starting 4th June

Bus Detours – starting 4th June

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 5:11 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Roads affected – Wilsons Rd & Gamblins Rd 17 Bryndwr / Huntsbury From Wednesday 4 June until further notice buses travelling towards Huntsbury will detour off Wilsons Rd onto Gamblins Rd, St Martins Rd and Centaurus Rd back onto Ramahana …

Red-zone demos reveal green space

Red-zone demos reveal green space

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has cleared 4433 properties in the red zone so far.

Vodafone commits to Chch CBD

Vodafone commits to Chch CBD

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 1:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is to become home to one of six high-tech ''playpens'' for start-ups worldwide in Vodafone's new South Island headquarters.

First major Innovation Precinct tenant announced, 03 June 2014

First major Innovation Precinct tenant announced, 03 June 2014

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 1:08 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

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Response to Earthquake Services advertisement

Response to Earthquake Services' advertisement

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 12:36 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

We respond directly to the recent advertisement in the Christchurch Star on 14 May 2014.