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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.

Vodafone to develop new Christchurch facilities in the heart of Innovation Precinct

Vodafone to develop new Christchurch facilities in the heart of Innovation Precinct

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 11:18 a.m. by VodafoneNZ Popular

Vodafone New Zealand is to establish a $50 million South Island headquarters in the heart of Christchurch’s new Innovation Precinct.

Vodafone to anchor Innovation Precinct

Vodafone to anchor Innovation Precinct

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 10:33 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

SKY makes big splash in Christchurch

SKY makes big splash in Christchurch

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 10:09 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Innovation Precinct update… “why are we waiting?…

Innovation Precinct update… “why are we waiting?…

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 9:47 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

The rumours about Vodafone in the innovation precinct have been bubbling away for months and all the while CERA/CCDU/MBIE has been delaying the release of the “Innovation Precinct plans” until they could “find, bribe, con, secure” – take your pick, an anchor tenant. Looks like Vodafone is to be the “anchor tenant” they have so desperately wanted. Why they needed an anchor tenant is a bit of a moot point, but it was they only way they could stick with the ...

UFB cost blowout hits Enable Networks

UFB cost blowout hits Enable Networks

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 9:38 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Avon River restoration programme an exciting opportunity

Avon River restoration programme an exciting opportunity

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 9:30 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Intensive landscape enhancement that would normally take up to 20 years to complete will be undertaken in less than four years as part of the Te Papa Ötäkaro / Avon River Precinct development.

Woman charged over EQC car misuse

Woman charged over EQC car misuse

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 9:10 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A 24-year-old Christchurch woman has been arrested over the alleged misuse of EQC vehicles.

Rebuild workers hired as contractors miss out

Rebuild workers hired as 'contractors' miss out

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 8:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

Hundreds of rebuild workers might be missing out on ACC cover, holiday pay, sick leave and KiwiSaver because they are hired as contractors when they should be employees.

One billion reached in settling claims

One billion reached in settling claims

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 7:51 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

The following graphs show Southern Response's claim payments, for all claim types, by month and project to date.

Rebuild at a turning point

Rebuild 'at a turning point'

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild of Christchurch's CBD is finally starting to happen, city leaders and investors say.

Lynched - 2nd June - Tony Milne and David Moorehouse

Lynched - 2nd June - Tony Milne and David Moorehouse

Monday, 2 June 2014 9:26 p.m. by ChrisLynch Popular

Christchurch container mall makes way for permanent rebuild

Christchurch container mall makes way for permanent rebuild

Monday, 2 June 2014 3:43 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Retailers at Christchurch's Re:START container mall have spent the day packing up their shops so that relocating the containers can begin tomorrow.

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Night Works – Wed 4 June

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Night Works – Wed 4 June

Monday, 2 June 2014 11:00 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

The New Zealand Transport Agency will be undertaking essential maintenance works  in the Lyttelton Tunnel between the hours of 8pm and 6am for one day on:

Theatre company moving into CBD

Theatre company moving into CBD

Sunday, 1 June 2014 11:11 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An experimental theatre company is moving into the former Academy Cinema building in the Christchurch Arts Centre.

Debate over costs gap

Debate over costs gap

Sunday, 1 June 2014 11:09 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

In 2013 the Government put aside $2.3 billion in its budget for rebuilding Christchurch's quake-damaged horizontal infrastructure.

Battle to save cathedral far from over

Battle to save cathedral far from over

Sunday, 1 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A group of Anglicans in a small Canterbury community are vowing to take the battle for Christ Church Cathedral to the court of public opinion after a judge lifted a stay on a planned demolition of the 110-year-old building.

What will our new city look like?

What will our new city look like?

Saturday, 31 May 2014 2:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Will the new Christchurch be a mini-Melbourne or a maxi-Ashburton? Architect Peter Marshall of Warren and Mahoney tells PHILIP MATTHEWS about his vision for the city.

Future Chch: Mini-Melbourne or maxi-Ashburton?

Future Chch: Mini-Melbourne or maxi-Ashburton?

Saturday, 31 May 2014 2:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Will the new Christchurch be a mini-Melbourne or a maxi-Ashburton? Architect Peter Marshall of Warren and Mahoney tells PHILIP MATTHEWS about his vision for the city.

EQC hassles inspire charitable song

EQC hassles inspire charitable song

Saturday, 31 May 2014 12:14 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A song inspired by Cantabrians' frustrations with the Earthquake Commission has turned into a fundraising venture for charity for people in need. 

Keeping Christchurch Moving 30th May 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 30th May 2014

Saturday, 31 May 2014 1:55 a.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Bishopdale library repairs reviewed as costs double

Bishopdale library repairs reviewed as costs double

Saturday, 31 May 2014 12:08 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Rocketing costs have forced the Christchurch City Council to rethink its plans for fixing the quake-damaged Bishopdale Community Centre and Library.

Bishopdale library repair costs double

Bishopdale library repair costs double

Saturday, 31 May 2014 12:08 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Rocketing costs have forced the Christchurch City Council to rethink its plans for fixing the quake-damaged Bishopdale Community Centre and Library.

Rebuild paying own way - leaders

Rebuild paying own way - leaders

Saturday, 31 May 2014 12:05 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch leaders say it is a nonsense that Canterbury is guzzling funds from the Government and taxpayer for the rebuild.

Memorial Avenue down to one lane between Kendal Ave & Grahams Rd towards airport

Memorial Avenue down to one lane between Kendal Ave & Grahams Rd towards airport

Friday, 30 May 2014 3:40 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Memorial Avenue is down to one lane between Kendal Ave and Grahams Rd heading towards the airport. A burst water main has caused surface flooding in the area. The one lane restriction will be in place probably through peak hour …