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Donor gives $5M to Christchurch community

Donor gives $5M to Christchurch community

Saturday, 5 October 2013 12:36 p.m. by Media3News

An anonymous donation of $500,000 is helping fund a new $5.9 million community centre in the Christchurch suburb of Aranui.

 

Christchurch City Council says it will build the first new community centre since the earthquakes with the support of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust and Lions Club International Foundation.

 

The trust is contributing $ ...

R is for Resourcing

R is for Resourcing

Saturday, 5 October 2013 12:26 p.m. by andreac414

Resourcing our communities is something I am very passionate about! Whether it be from informing them of information regarding their community assets, walking alongside a residents association or making sure the community board is an open and accessible place for anyone with concerns to come and be heard. 

EQC disaster planning flawed, report finds

EQC disaster planning flawed, report finds

Saturday, 5 October 2013 10:03 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Fears over shaming bad rebuild contractors

Fears over shaming bad rebuild contractors

Saturday, 5 October 2013 8:28 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Residents fed up with earthquake repair work need to be wary of naming and shaming "dodgy contractors" online, warns a defamation expert.

Fears over shaming bad rebuild contractors

Fears over shaming bad rebuild contractors

Saturday, 5 October 2013 8:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

Residents fed up with earthquake repair work need to be wary of naming and shaming "dodgy contractors" online, warns a defamation expert.

$15m grant to Christchurch  projects

$15m grant to Christchurch projects

Saturday, 5 October 2013 8:14 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Small but shallow shock shakes Cantabs

Small but shallow shock shakes Cantabs

Friday, 4 October 2013 10:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians have been shaken by a small but shallow quake this morning. 

Scirt awarded for two hard years

Scirt awarded for two hard years

Friday, 4 October 2013 10:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

To most of us SCIRT is a catchy acronym for the hundreds of workers repairing our infrastructure. But it is much more, and is also this year's winner of the Champion Canterbury Supreme Award for a medium to large enterprise. MARTA STEEMAN reports.

Cathedral Junction reopens in style

Cathedral Junction reopens in style

Friday, 4 October 2013 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Cathedral Junction reopened in grand style last night as fashion took centre stage. 

Small but shallow shock wakes Cantabs

Small but shallow shock wakes Cantabs

Friday, 4 October 2013 8:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians have been shaken by a small but shallow quake this morning. 

Still problems handling asbestos in Christchurch - ministry

Still problems handling asbestos in Christchurch - ministry

Friday, 4 October 2013 7:18 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment says there are still problems with handling asbestos, for workers in Christchurch involved in its rebuilding.

Q is for Quality

Q is for Quality

Friday, 4 October 2013 6:29 p.m. by andreac414

Quality… a word we are using a lot these days… whether in reference to our EQC or insurance repairs or the type of aquatic facility we want restored in the east. We also need quality in our leadership… those charged with making the big and sometimes hard decisions…. business as usual doesn’t cut it anymore […]

Natural Environment Recovery Programme under way

Natural Environment Recovery Programme under way

Friday, 4 October 2013 4:27 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Environment Canterbury announced today that it has adopted the Natural Environment Recovery Programme for greater Christchurch.

New Aranui youth and community facility planned

New Aranui youth and community facility planned

Friday, 4 October 2013 4:26 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is to build a new facility for youth and community groups in Aranui - its first new community centre since the earthquakes - with the support of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust and Lion's Club International Foundation.

Lack of valuation info riles landowners

Lack of valuation info riles landowners

Friday, 4 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Frustrated inner-city landowners are demanding information about how their properties are being valued but are drawing blanks.

Tremors exposed Earthquake Commission

Tremors exposed Earthquake Commission

Friday, 4 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) planned poorly for a major catastrophe and therefore lacked the leadership and systems needed to cope with the Canterbury earthquakes.

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 26 (October 2013)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 26 (October 2013)

Friday, 4 October 2013 3:59 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

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Innes Road – Delays expected as work begins

Innes Road – Delays expected as work begins

Friday, 4 October 2013 2:40 p.m. by Transport4chch

Innes Road will be reduced to one lane between Nancy Avenue and Philpotts Road from Monday 7 October to install new wastewater pipes. The work started is expected to take approximately six weeks.

Antigua Street – Northbound closure between Tuam and Oxford and restrictions on St Asaph from 10 Oct

Antigua Street – Northbound closure between Tuam and Oxford and restrictions on St Asaph from 10 Oct

Friday, 4 October 2013 2:22 p.m. by Transport4chch

Antigua Street will be closed to northbound road users between Tuam Street and Oxford Terrace from Thursday 10th October for wastewater replacement work.

Minister welcomes Natural Environment Recovery Programme

Minister welcomes Natural Environment Recovery Programme

Friday, 4 October 2013 2:10 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Amy Adams | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Disaster-resilient infrastructure key to saving lives

Disaster-resilient infrastructure 'key to saving lives'

Friday, 4 October 2013 12:54 p.m. by PRNews Popular

First respondents saved many lives following the Christchurch earthquakes, yet many survivors found they had little or nothing left. Homes were destroyed, and in many cases livelihoods, when local businesses struggled as the City’s infrastructure failed. So, what have we learnt?

AvON ‘over the moon’ with funding announcement

AvON ‘over the moon’ with funding announcement

Friday, 4 October 2013 12:25 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

The Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON) is “over the moon” $15m has been committed to connect the city to the sea, along the Avon/Otakaro River corridor.

Cities gifting streets lamps to Chch for art work

Cities gifting streets lamps to Chch for art work

Friday, 4 October 2013 12:21 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Cities around the world are gifting streets lamps to Christchurch as part of the work of art entitled Solidarity Grid by German artist Mischa Kuball.

Concrete slab poured for new Waimairi Beach Golf Club

Concrete slab poured for new Waimairi Beach Golf Club

Friday, 4 October 2013 12:20 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Well-loved Waimairi Beach Golf Club in Christchurch moved a step closer to becoming fully open again when the concrete slab was poured late last week for its new clubhouse.

Appeal Trust announces largest-ever grant

Appeal Trust announces largest-ever grant

Friday, 4 October 2013 12:16 p.m. by EarthquakeAppeal Popular

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust today announced its largest-ever grant committing $15 million of Appeal funds towards great community projects that make a positive difference to the future of the eastern suburbs, with access and benefit to everyone who lives in or visits Christchurch.

Heathcote Bridge closure this weekend -CHANGE TO CLOSURE TIMES

Heathcote Bridge closure this weekend -CHANGE TO CLOSURE TIMES

Friday, 4 October 2013 12:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are reminded that the Heathcote River Bridge on State Highway 76 will be closed to traffic again this weekend as part of the scheduled works until mid October. NOTE: THE CLOSURE TIMES WILL VARY FROM PREVIOUS WEEKENDS.   CLOSURE …

Stanmore Road, Avonside – southbound closure between Haast St & Avonside Dr from next week, 7.10.13

Stanmore Road, Avonside – southbound closure between Haast St & Avonside Dr from next week, 7.10.13

Friday, 4 October 2013 11:20 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Stanmore Road Works – Detour in Place as part of initial stage of works Work begins 7 October  on Stanmore Road to install a new waste water system. The work, between Avonside Drive and Gloucester Street will be done in …

Vote on $91k pay rise for acting Chch City Council boss

Vote on $91k pay rise for acting Chch City Council boss

Friday, 4 October 2013 11:12 a.m. by MediaHerald

Acting Christchurch City Council boss Jane Parfitt may get a $90,000-plus pay rise today. The Star can reveal that city councillors will meet behind closed doors to vote on whether Ms Parfitt will get an extra $91,104 added to...

Oxford Terrace – Closures start 10.10.13

Oxford Terrace – Closures start 10.10.13

Friday, 4 October 2013 10:43 a.m. by Transport4chch

From 10 October 2013 the following restrictions apply: Oxford Terrace  Closed between Worcester Street and Gloucester Street Closed between Cashel Street and Hereford Street. Hereford Street at the Oxford Terrace intersection One way west bound No entry from Hereford into …

Council adopts Annual Report 2013

Council adopts Annual Report 2013

Friday, 4 October 2013 10:18 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council today adopted its Annual Report 2013, outlining the Council's activities and finances over the past year.

Rising costs

Rising costs

Friday, 4 October 2013 9:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

CBD – Available Routes Map – 5th October to 12th October

CBD – Available Routes Map – 5th October to 12th October

Friday, 4 October 2013 8:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

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

CCC Facilities Rebuild Aug& Sept update

CCC Facilities Rebuild Aug& Sept update

Thursday, 3 October 2013 9:36 p.m. by GovtCCC

 

CCDU Market Update 3 October 2013

CCDU Market Update 3 October 2013

Thursday, 3 October 2013 9:32 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting October 2013

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting October 2013

Thursday, 3 October 2013 9:22 p.m. by GovtCCC

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting

Exploitation laws lack backing - Labour

Exploitation laws lack backing - Labour

Thursday, 3 October 2013 7:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tougher penalties for employers exploiting migrant workers will be useless without the resources to enforce the law, says Labour.

P is for Post

P is for Post

Thursday, 3 October 2013 6:28 p.m. by andreac414

Post your votes today! With little over a week to have your say it is time to spend 30 minutes reading your candidate profiles and instructions and fill in the easy form! 

Govt landgrab slammed by Chch residents

Govt 'landgrab' slammed by Chch residents

Thursday, 3 October 2013 5:56 p.m. by Media3News

The Government's seizure of commercial land for the Christchurch rebuild has been labeled as "disappointing" and "totally unnecessary".

 

Owners of nine properties will be forced to hand over their land, after they failed to reach a deal with the Government.

 

The buildings will be cleared to make way for a giant green park, but ...

Day 954 - Addington Action AGM

Day 954 - Addington Action AGM

Thursday, 3 October 2013 5:35 p.m. by addingtonaction

The Addington Action 2013 AGM will be held on Wednesday 30 October at 5pm at 188 Strickland St. The AGM will then be followed by the normal monthly meeting of members.

NATURE’S PLAYSTATION

NATURE’S PLAYSTATION

Thursday, 3 October 2013 4:16 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

 

Govt injects $18.9m into CPIT earthquake recovery

Govt injects $18.9m into CPIT earthquake recovery

Thursday, 3 October 2013 1:24 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Steven Joyce | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Councils $3.8m to revive city swimming pools

Council's $3.8m to revive city swimming pools

Thursday, 3 October 2013 10:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council will inject about $3.8 million into the repair or rebuild of three community facilities.

ITM Cup – AMI Stadium – Sunday 6th October – Plan your journey to avoid delays

ITM Cup – AMI Stadium – Sunday 6th October – Plan your journey to avoid delays

Thursday, 3 October 2013 8:45 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Temporary traffic management will be in place on Sunday 6th October for the Canterbury vs Counties Manukau game at AMI Stadium. Jack Hinton Drive will be closed from Twigger Street to Whiteleigh Avenue from 5pm to 10pm. If you are attending the match please …

Quake acquistions inevitable - Brownlee

Quake acquistions inevitable - Brownlee

Thursday, 3 October 2013 7:14 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Flyover map reveals 3D Christchurch

Flyover map reveals 3D Christchurch

Thursday, 3 October 2013 2:20 a.m. by MediaStuff

Owners of Apple devices can now explore Christchurch in three-dimensional detail from the comfort of their own home using the flyover feature in Apple Maps.

Gough to rent airspace for precinct

Gough to rent airspace for precinct

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 10:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch property developer will be allowed to rent airspace in the central city for his multimillion-dollar hospitality, retail and office precinct.

Crown uses compulsory acquisition powers to acquire nine sites

Crown uses compulsory acquisition powers to acquire nine sites

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 7:29 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The Crown is using its post-earthquake powers of compulsory acquisition for the first time.

Quake-damaged hotel issued with urgent demolition notice

Quake-damaged hotel issued with urgent demolition notice

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 6:58 p.m. by MediaHerald

The earthquake-damaged Copthorne Hotel in Christchurch, which collapsed at the weekend, has been issued with an urgent demolition notice.Demolition workers ran for their lives when the 10-storey central city tower collapsed on Saturday...

Mt Pleasant’s first new home since the quakes

Mt Pleasant’s first new home since the quakes

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 6:46 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Mt Pleasant’s first new home since the quakes

Mt Pleasant Events and News

Mt Pleasant Events and News

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 6:12 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

The Muriel has been officially unveiled! We are sorry if you couldn’t join us last Monday for the official unveiling of the ‘muriel’ as we call it – the wonderful [...]

Homes written off after Chch quake snapped up

Homes written off after Chch quake snapped up

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 5:13 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch auction rooms are being packed out with buyers looking to bag a bargain on uninsured and earthquake-damaged houses.

Chch quake more violent than Marlboroughs

Chch quake more violent than Marlborough's

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The quake that caused major damage in Christchurch in February 2011 was three times more violent than the Marlborough quake on August 16, GNS Science says.

Parking squeeze in CBD worries developers

Parking squeeze in CBD worries developers

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A lack of car parking spaces in the inner-city could derail plans for a vibrant and compact city centre, property developers say.

Big costs in fixing damaged bridges

Big costs in fixing damaged bridges

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

There is no word yet on when Christchurch's historic Gloucester St bridge will re-open to traffic.

Compulsory Christchurch land deals start

Compulsory Christchurch land deals start

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has listed central Christchurch sites it intends to compulsorily acquire despite some landowners believing they were still in good faith negotiations.

Developer talks of desire to rebuild

Developer talks of desire to rebuild

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Property investor Stephen Collins has started work on his first new building since his PGC House in central Christchurch collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake with the loss of 18 lives.

Christchurch quakes more violent

Christchurch quakes more violent

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The quake that caused major damage in Christchurch in February 2011 was three times more violent than the Marlborough quake on August 16, GNS Science says.

PGC House owner talks of desire to rebuild

PGC House owner talks of desire to rebuild

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Property investor Stephen Collins has started work on his first new building since his PGC House in central Christchurch collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake with the loss of 18 lives.

Chch quake more violent than Marlborough tremor

Chch quake more violent than Marlborough tremor

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The quake that caused major damage in Christchurch in February 2011 was three times more violent than the Marlborough quake on August 16, GNS Science says.