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Watch for Trams – new restrictions in place

Watch for Trams – new restrictions in place

Thursday, 21 November 2013 3:17 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised to pay extra attention in the Central City area as the Trams recommence operations. The roads now being used by the Trams are: Worcester Boulevard Worcester Street Cathedral Square New Regent Street The Tram will run …

Waimakariri Bridge – southbound only from 25 November – off peak hours only

Waimakariri Bridge – southbound only from 25 November – off peak hours only

Thursday, 21 November 2013 2:30 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

From Monday  25 November – Friday 29 November repairs to the damaged guardrail on the the Old Waimakariri Bridge will be taking place.

More social houses to support Canterbury rebuild

More social houses to support Canterbury rebuild

Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:20 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today turned the sod to mark the beginning of construction for Housing New Zealand’s new 26 inner city apartments and opened a further six community social housing units in Saint Albans.

Christchurch City Council wins World Green Building Council award for rebuild sustainability work

Christchurch City Council wins World Green Building Council award for rebuild sustainability work

Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:17 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council has been recognised with a prestigious international award for its effort in promoting sustainability in the rebuild.

Building starts on Chch housing project

Building starts on Chch housing project

Thursday, 21 November 2013 11:18 a.m. by Media3News

Construction has started on a housing development in Christchurch touted as a future model for state housing.

Christchurch trams back on track today

Christchurch trams back on track today

Thursday, 21 November 2013 8:10 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch trams are back on track today.

Halswell

Halswell

Thursday, 21 November 2013 7:19 a.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

Trams return to Christchurch streets

Trams return to Christchurch streets

Thursday, 21 November 2013 5:14 a.m. by Media3News

After an almost three-year hiatus, trams will return to the streets of Christchurch on Thursday.

Severe housing stress forecast

'Severe' housing stress forecast

Thursday, 21 November 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

More intensive housing could be allowed in Christchurch amid fears the housing shortage is about to worsen.

Housing changes to raise density

Housing changes to raise density

Thursday, 21 November 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

More intensive housing could be allowed in Christchurch amid fears the housing shortage is about to worsen.

Upholding Good NZ Safety (Christchurch City) Standards For Better Economy And Business Growth

Upholding Good NZ Safety (Christchurch City) Standards For Better Economy And Business Growth

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 11:50 p.m. by SarahMiller

The current emerging human resources trend today leans toward prioritizing occupational health and safety management and corporate social responsibility, two of the top pillars of business growth and development. Global organizations are gaining more awareness and interest about the impact of businesses on socio-economic equality, environmental health and the people’s way of life. The simple premise is this: when you take care of people, you take care of business.

Day 1003 - last post piping in the new

Day 1003 - last post piping in the new

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 8:36 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

This is my last post on the Addington Action website. Since the AGM on 30 October, a leadership transition has been underway where I have been working part-time handing over lots of stuff to the incoming people.
Thanks
Mike Peters
Former Addington Action Organiser
Feb 23 2011 to October 30 2013

The new people can be contacted at



Elaine Mayo (Secretary)
Email:
Cell: 027-2105-042



Run by a council of reps from the distribution centres
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CCC Building consents……….  For the record, no improvements here….

CCC Building consents………. For the record, no improvements here….

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 6:32 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

5.00 pm Wednesday 20th November 2013.

Commissioner commends IRD, MSD for Chch one-stop-shop

Commissioner commends IRD, MSD for Chch one-stop-shop

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 4:51 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie today commended Inland Revenue (IR) and the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) for their joint-initiative to deliver a ‘one-stop-shop’ for customers in Christchurch. The Government Office on Durham Street features the successful shared front-of-house initiative including an on-site customer service facility and on-line self-service work stations for both agencies.

Construction sector vital to help grow NZ economy - Joyce

Construction sector vital to help grow NZ economy - Joyce

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 4:50 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The construction sector is one of largest in the New Zealand economy employing 7 per cent of the workforce and growing, a new Government report shows.

SYDENHAM

SYDENHAM

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 4:32 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

Ferrymead

Ferrymead

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 4:10 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

Airport

Airport

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 2:41 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

Christchurch is Awesome video series

Christchurch is Awesome video series

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 12:57 p.m. by BareKiwi Recommended Featured Popular

Heathcote Bridge closure this weekend – from 6pm Friday 22nd November

Heathcote Bridge closure this weekend – from 6pm Friday 22nd November

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 12:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are advised the Heathcote River Bridge on State Highway 76 will be closed to traffic again this weekend as part of the scheduled works. The closure will commence on Friday 22nd November at 6pm and be in place until …

Netherlands transport experts visit Christchurch

Netherlands transport experts visit Christchurch

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 11:58 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

A delegation of transport experts from the Netherlands will visit Christchurch for three days to offer their insight and expertise on Christchurch City Council’s major cycleways project.

Christchurch could become `the city of bridges’

Christchurch could become `the city of bridges’

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 9:04 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Social statistics workshop

Social statistics workshop

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 3:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: Fendalton Service Centre, Jeffreys Road Time: November 21 @ 1-3.30pm Description: Statistics NZ workshop on insights from the General Social Survey 2012, presentation followed by hands on with the statistical information released in August and accessible on the stats website. Aligned with international measures, the NZGSS is an official national survey of well-being involving […]

New Christchurch arts venues get green light

New Christchurch arts venues get green light

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 3:32 p.m. by ArtBox Popular

 

Free driving lesson to benefit drivers on quake-damaged roads

Free driving lesson to benefit drivers on quake-damaged roads

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 3:30 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: AA Driving School

Linwood Ave

Linwood Ave

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 1:57 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

[AD2 2013] Linwood suffers from low economic conditions as well as high crime rates. This proposals aims to address these issues by creating an ‘attraction’ that would bring prosperity and activity to the area. With the Avon River to the north and the estuary to the south, there is the opportunity to create a ‘Green …

Canty shake shows The Gap under stress

Canty shake shows The Gap under stress

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 10:59 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The aftershock at 11.36pm on Monday was recorded at magnitude 4.6 and located 10km southwest of Christchurch, between Halswell and Prebbleton, at a depth of 8km.

Port Hills Land Stability Presentation Q&As

Port Hills Land Stability Presentation Q&As

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 10:20 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

 

Name a cycleway, win a bike

Name a cycleway, win a bike

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 1:59 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Strong earthquake hits south of Chch

Strong earthquake hits south of Chch

Monday, 18 November 2013 11:52 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A strong 4.6 magnitude earthquake has struck 10km south of Christchurch.

The quake rocked the city at 11:36pm, GeoNet reports, and was at a depth of 11km.

Many on Twitter say the quake was strong enough to wake them. One person wrote there was a "loud boom".

There have been no reports of damage or injuries.

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Edgeware Pool Book Launch

Edgeware Pool Book Launch

Monday, 18 November 2013 11:07 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular



4.6 quake centred in The Gap

4.6 quake centred in 'The Gap'

Monday, 18 November 2013 10:45 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

GNS Science later upgraded this to 4.6 and located the aftershock 10km south-west of Christchurch, between Halswell and Prebbleton, at a depth of 8km.

Our Central City

Our Central City

Monday, 18 November 2013 6:49 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

The Christchurch city centre is ever changing of recent times but nothing like the transformation that hits a person seeing the city for the first time since the earthquake that levelled parts of our beautiful city. Yesterday my mum saw the city centre for the first time in 4 years and her reaction was that of shock and upset at the empty space.

GAP FILLER IS …

GAP FILLER IS …

Monday, 18 November 2013 5:23 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Watch this wonderful video clip Jacob (Jacob Stanley Creative) made for us. It gives you a pretty spot on idea of what we’re about. Thanks Jacob! Thanks also to those who gave us extra footage too (Frankfilm, EvisioNZ, Shutter Chances).

Strong quake wakes Christchurch

Strong quake wakes Christchurch

Monday, 18 November 2013 5:22 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A strong mag-4.6 quake shook many in Christchurch from their beds last night.

Survey shows service slowdown

Survey shows service slowdown

Monday, 18 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Activity levels in Canterbury and Westland's service sector have slowed according to a survey, though some watching Christchurch's earthquake recovery say the rebuild is going at a good pace.

Public invited to name 13 key cycleways

Public invited to name 13 key cycleways

Monday, 18 November 2013 10:32 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Canterbury people are being invited to suggest names for each of the 13 key cycleway routes to be built in the city over the next five years.

Draft Main Road Master Plan attracts comments from locals

Draft Main Road Master Plan attracts comments from locals

Monday, 18 November 2013 10:14 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

People wanting to comment on the draft plan for the recovery and rebuild of the Main Road corridor from Ferrymead Bridge to Marriner Street in Sumner have until 5pm Friday to make a submission.

CBD – Available Routes Map – 16th to 23rd of November

CBD – Available Routes Map – 16th to 23rd of November

Monday, 18 November 2013 8:09 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map.

Anzac Drive between Pages Road and Breezes Road  – off peak closures this week

Anzac Drive between Pages Road and Breezes Road – off peak closures this week

Monday, 18 November 2013 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that off-peak road closure will be in place on Anzac Drive (SH74) between Pages Road and Breezes Road from Monday 18 November.

Anzac Drive between Pages Road and Breezes Road  – off peak closures

Anzac Drive between Pages Road and Breezes Road – off peak closures

Monday, 18 November 2013 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that off-peak road closure will be in place on Anzac Drive (SH74) between Pages Road and Breezes Road in the week starting Monday 18 November. The road will be closed in the following periods: Monday – …

Quake-prone house survives test

Quake-prone house survives test

Monday, 18 November 2013 1:40 a.m. by MediaStuff

A condemned Wellington house has survived being yanked repeatedly by big rigs despite being only seven per cent of code.

Quake-prone house survives yanking tests

Quake-prone house survives yanking tests

Monday, 18 November 2013 1:40 a.m. by MediaStuff

A condemned Wellington house has survived being yanked repeatedly by big rigs despite being only seven per cent of code.

Shop around for home insurance

'Shop around' for home insurance

Sunday, 17 November 2013 7:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

The boss of AA Insurance warns premiums could soar even higher unless everyone involved plays their part - including apathetic consumers, who need to shop around more.

Brownlee takes swipe at judge

Brownlee takes swipe at judge

Sunday, 17 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

A group of disgruntled red-zoners have been left "speechless" after Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee took a swipe at the High Court judge who ruled in their favour.

Vision of city by the water reshapes Christchurch

Vision of city by the water reshapes Christchurch

Sunday, 17 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

It spans 3.2km, will cost upwards of $85 million and, in the minds of its champions, will change the shape of Christchurch.

Vision of city by the water

Vision of city by the water

Sunday, 17 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

It spans 3.2km, will cost upwards of $85 million and, in the minds of its champions, will change the shape of central Christchurch.

Home

Home

Sunday, 17 November 2013 7:06 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

Since 2011 the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland has been running design studios under the title of Future Christchurch. To date over 100 students have participated in seven design courses and two master thesis units. The work produced has become an essential part of the Studio Christchurch project in that …

AD2 BRIEF

AD2 BRIEF

Sunday, 17 November 2013 6:58 a.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

Thesis Team 2013

Thesis Team 2013

Sunday, 17 November 2013 6:48 a.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

AD2 Students

AD2 Students

Sunday, 17 November 2013 6:46 a.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

St Albans History group seeks photos/records

St Albans History group seeks photos/records

Friday, 15 November 2013 9:34 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

MP Nicky Wagner takes on more roles

MP Nicky Wagner takes on more roles

Friday, 15 November 2013 2:55 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

But her appointments are likely to have a global impact as she has also been appointed to the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) committee, which meets in Geneva.

EQC Annual Report available

EQC Annual Report available

Friday, 15 November 2013 2:48 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Reinsurer says Christchurch a unique situation

Reinsurer says Christchurch a unique situation

Friday, 15 November 2013 11:14 a.m. by MediaThePress

The complexity of issues surrounding the Canterbury earthquakes means one of the world's largest reinsurers has only paid out a quarter of what it owes to New Zealand insurers.

Over 1700 foreign workers given jobs on quake rebuild

Over 1700 foreign workers given jobs on quake rebuild

Friday, 15 November 2013 8:47 a.m. by MediaRNZ Popular