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Gap Cache is having a holiday until July’s KidsFEST

Gap Cache is having a holiday until July’s KidsFEST

Monday, 23 May 2016 2:17 p.m. by GapFiller

We are currently giving Gap Cache a make-over for KidsFEST.  Check back here in July for updates.     Take your kids on a treasure hunt in the inner city. A cross between the outdoor hobby of Geocaching and its retro-equivalent Letter Boxing, Gap Cache is a treasure hunt that involves visiting six inspiring gaps in […]

EQC & Southern Response ordered to pay costs

EQC & Southern Response ordered to pay costs

Monday, 23 May 2016 1:04 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

In Driessen v EQC & Southern Response [2016] NZHC 1048 the High Court (Davidson J) on 19 May 2016 has ordered EQC and Southern Response to pay costs and disbursements to a homeowner where EQC and Southern Response settled the claims after being sued for amounts greater than they had offered to pay prior to being sued.  Prior to being sued in November 2013 EQC assessed the damage at $58,504.  Southern Response assessed its liability at $20,000 for DFPP.  Ultimately EQC paid $153,422 in Novemb ...

Lytteltons Porthole bar celebrates the end of era

Lyttelton's Porthole bar celebrates the end of era

Monday, 23 May 2016 12:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

It's the end of an era for one of Lyttelton's most popular bars... or is it?

The Porthole container bar closed its doors for the last time in the early hours of Sunday morning, shutting up shop after . Several hundred people packed out the premises for one last hurrah.

The bar after Christchurch's February 2011 earthquake.

Alpine fault rupture research

Alpine fault rupture research

Monday, 23 May 2016 8:36 a.m. by GovtEQC

Lyttleton bar celebrates end of era

Lyttleton bar celebrates end of era

Sunday, 22 May 2016 7:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

It's the end of an era for one of Lyttelton's most popular bars . . . or is it?

The Porthole container bar closed its doors for the last time in the early hours of Sunday morning, shutting up shop after . Several hundred people packed out the premises for one last hurrah.

The bar after the February 2011 earthquake.

"It was a really, really lovely night," bar owner Mike Dunlay said. The dance floor was full of bubbly patrons and plastic cups had to be used to cope with ...

Ministry negotiating new site for Christchurch merger school

Ministry negotiating new site for Christchurch merger school

Sunday, 22 May 2016 1:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is working on finding a new site for a Christchurch merger school but won't say if it will stay in the central city.

Rangioras main street reopens to two lanes for first time since earthquakes

Rangiora's main street reopens to two lanes for first time since earthquakes

Saturday, 21 May 2016 11:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

Rangiora's main street has opened to two-way traffic for the first time since Canterbury's earthquakes.

Rangioras Red Lion pubs last roar?

Rangiora's Red Lion pub's last roar?

Saturday, 21 May 2016 11:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

Rangiora's iconic Red Lion may have roared for the last time.

Residents oppose large rest care development in Cashmere Hills

Residents oppose large rest care development in Cashmere Hills

Friday, 20 May 2016 6:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Residents opposing a $30 million rest home development on Christchurch's Cashmere Hills say the complex is "overly aggressive".

Peter Townsend: Air Force Museum plays vital role in protecting our cultural heritage

Peter Townsend: Air Force Museum plays vital role in protecting our cultural heritage

Friday, 20 May 2016 12:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

One of the unsung groups of heroes post earthquake has been the team out at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand who have been playing a vital role in protecting Canterbury's cultural collections.

Christchurch rebuild creates new courtyards in city centre

Christchurch rebuild creates new courtyards in city centre

Friday, 20 May 2016 8:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

The first of at least 10 new courtyards to be created in central Christchurch has been described as being like the lining of a well-made suit.

12,000 claims for Valentines Day quake

12,000 claims for Valentines Day quake

Thursday, 19 May 2016 6:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Almost 10,000 Canterbury homes were damaged in the Valentines Day earthquake.

Council committee backs waiving development fee for Catholic church

Council committee backs waiving development fee for Catholic church

Thursday, 19 May 2016 4:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch city councillors have given initial backing to  for a new Catholic school, despite contrary staff advice and warnings of a precedent risk.

Council committee waives development fee for Catholic church

Council committee waives development fee for Catholic church

Thursday, 19 May 2016 4:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch city councillors have for a new Catholic school, despite contrary staff advice and warnings of a precedent risk.

Council waives development fee for Catholic church

Council waives development fee for Catholic church

Thursday, 19 May 2016 3:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch city councillors have for a new Catholic school, despite contrary staff advice and warnings of a precedent risk.

Moorhouse Ave overbridge repairs complete

Moorhouse Ave overbridge repairs complete

Thursday, 19 May 2016 1:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

All four lanes of Christchurch's busy Moorhouse Ave overbridge are open for the first time in more than a year.

Christchurchs historic Helmores Lane bridge tipped for spring reopening

Christchurch's historic Helmores Lane bridge tipped for spring reopening

Thursday, 19 May 2016 8:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's 150-year-old Helmores Lane bridge could reopen in October following major repairs.

34 tonnes of liquefaction silt removed from rotting, quake-damaged house

34 tonnes of liquefaction silt removed from rotting, quake-damaged house

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 6:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Thirty four tonnes of silt has been removed from underneath a Woolston home, five years after liquefaction occurred at the property during the Canterbury earthquakes.

34 tonnes of liquefaction silt removed from rotting, quake-damaged house

34 tonnes of liquefaction silt removed from rotting, quake-damaged house

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 6:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Thirty four tonnes of silt has been removed from underneath a Woolston home, five years after liquefaction occurred at the property during the Canterbury earthquakes.

Tonnes of liquefaction silt removed from rotting, quake-damaged house

Tonnes of liquefaction silt removed from rotting, quake-damaged house

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 6:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Tonnes of silt has been removed from underneath a Woolston home, five years after liquefaction occurred at the property during the Canterbury earthquakes.

Tonnes of liquefaction silt removed from rotting, quake-damaged house

Tonnes of liquefaction silt removed from rotting, quake-damaged house

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 6:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tonnes of silt has been removed from underneath a Woolston home, five years after liquefaction occurred at the property during the Canterbury earthquakes.

Christchurch workers have bounced back after the citys earthquakes

Christchurch workers have bounced back after the city's earthquakes

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 5:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch workers are bouncing back after the earthquakes, just like New Orleans did after its disaster a decade ago, according to research firm Motu.

Some red zone residents can expect low land damage payments - EQC

Some red zone residents can expect low land damage payments - EQC

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 2:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

Some red-zone stayers can expect payments of about $1000 to settle land damage claims, the Earthquake Commission (EQC) says.

Rupture

Rupture

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 11:23 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

Govt will not be bullied into convention centre deal - John Key

Govt will not be 'bullied into convention centre deal' - John Key

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 7:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Government ministers are waiting on a new proposal for Christchurch's convention centre, after the initial design proved too expensive.

Construction starts on $10 million building for Christchurchs retail precinct

Construction starts on $10 million building for Christchurch's retail precinct

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 6:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work has begun on the first new building in the south-west block of Christchurch's new retail precinct.

Mayors raise convention centre concerns with prime minister

Mayors raise convention centre concerns with prime minister

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 2:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Commercial negotiations over Christchurch's convention have been a "very slow and painful process", Prime Minister John Key says.

Christchurch $20m apartment hotel approved

Christchurch $20m apartment hotel approved

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 1:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $20 million hotel, apartment and retail complex planned for a central Christchurch site has resource consent.

Catholic diocese wants $150,000 bill waived

Catholic diocese wants $150,000 bill waived

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 10:43 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Catholic diocese wants a $150,000 development fee waived because its post-earthquake circumstances are unique.

Trees felled to make way for Christchurchs earthquake memorial

Trees felled to make way for Christchurch's earthquake memorial

Monday, 16 May 2016 8:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's $11 million earthquake memorial is on track to be finished by the sixth anniversary of the February 2011 earthquake.

$8,455,690 rebuild claim as Christchurch homeowners sue IAG

$8,455,690 rebuild claim as Christchurch homeowners sue IAG

Monday, 16 May 2016 8:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

Owners of a luxury Christchurch home claim it will cost nearly $8.5 million to rebuild – the same as the New Brighton Pier.

$8,455,690 rebuild claim as Christchurch homeowners sue IAG

$8,455,690 rebuild claim as Christchurch homeowners sue IAG

Monday, 16 May 2016 8:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

Owners of a luxury Christchurch home claim it will cost nearly $8.5 million to rebuild – the same as the New Brighton Pier.

Town Hall restaurant rebuild to fix flooding, accessibility problems

Town Hall restaurant rebuild to fix flooding, accessibility problems

Monday, 16 May 2016 6:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch Town Hall's restaurant and function room will be built back better to fix problems with the original space.

St Albans Swimming Club  prizegiving

St Albans Swimming Club prizegiving

Monday, 16 May 2016 3:56 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Swim Club finished a very successful season of Learn to Swim lessons at Shirley Intermediate school recently, with a Tryathlon for three different age levels. The Tryathlon was held in the school grounds, beginning with a cycle …

Transforming Manchester Street

Transforming Manchester Street

Monday, 16 May 2016 12:20 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Popular

Work gets underway this week on the Manchester Street transport project, which is part of An Accessible City – the transport Chapter of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan.

Help with insulation till June

Help with insulation till June

Monday, 16 May 2016 12:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Got a cold house? Funding for free insulation through EECA’S Warm Up New Zealand Programme is still available, however only until June. Community Energy Action (CEA) provides subsidies for insulation, heating assistance, free recycled curtains and energy efficiency advice for …

Help with insulation till late June

Help with insulation till late June

Monday, 16 May 2016 12:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Got a cold house? Funding for free insulation through EECA’S Warm Up New Zealand Programme is still available, however only until the end of June. Community Energy Action (CEA) provides subsidies for insulation, heating assistance, free recycled curtains and energy …

St Albans Community Alliance meeting

St Albans Community Alliance meeting

Monday, 16 May 2016 12:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo Street Time: May 31, 12pm Description: The community alliance is a new group for community leaders in St Albans, searching for smarter ways to support each other and those that live and work …

Eco-friendly home tour

Eco-friendly home tour

Monday, 16 May 2016 11:44 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Seven of Christchurch’s most innovative and sustainable homes will be opened to the public at weekends in May to encourage people to build smarter, including three in St Albans. The free, self-drive Exemplar Homes Tour showcases homes with sustainable and …

Next phase of transport plan work under way in Christchurchs Manchester St

Next phase of transport plan work under way in Christchurch's Manchester St

Monday, 16 May 2016 10:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Work to transform Manchester St into a "tree-lined boulevard" gets under way on Monday.

EQC called to account over when new repairs

EQC called to account over 'when new' repairs

Sunday, 15 May 2016 1:19 p.m. by EQCFix

It was confusing. Insurance claimants said they had won a crucial victory. EQC replied nothing had changed. So what was the EQC Action Group settlement about? JOHN McCRONE reports.

Dance-O-Mat hits Tauranga!

Dance-O-Mat hits Tauranga!

Friday, 13 May 2016 3:45 p.m. by GapFiller

And then there were two. The second Dance-O-Mat in the world has a home on The Strand’s green space opposite Masonic Park, which was made possible by Trustpower and Project Tauranga. It’s been in action for a week and by all accounts, people are enjoying it. Check out this video of four year old EJ Hoath’s dance moves […]

Bid to sweeten deal over QEII Park land

Bid to sweeten deal over QEII Park land

Friday, 13 May 2016 2:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Diverting proceeds from the sale of QEII Park land back into the community would be a "sweetener" for eastern suburb residents, a city councillor says.

Homeowners urged to seek EQC review

Homeowners urged to seek EQC review

Thursday, 12 May 2016 8:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Thousands of Cantabrians have been "short-changed" by the Earthquake Commission (EQC) and need to start holding the organisation to account, homeowners have been told.

Scrap over Christchurchs infrastructure repair bill causes delays and uncertainty

Scrap over Christchurch's infrastructure repair bill causes delays and uncertainty

Thursday, 12 May 2016 7:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

A funding scrap over the rebuild of Christchurch's damaged pipes and roads caused delays to about 30 projects over eight months.

Another Arts Centre block ready for leasing

Another Arts Centre block ready for leasing

Thursday, 12 May 2016 6:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Another major block in Christchurch's Arts Centre is ready for tenants as its repair nears completion.

Still hopes of repayments from Alligator Drainage work, court told

Still hopes of repayments from Alligator Drainage work, court told

Thursday, 12 May 2016 5:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Canterbury drainlayer is continuing efforts to get money back for his customers, even as he begins a 10-month home detention term for fraud.

The Story of a small street

The Story of a small street

Thursday, 12 May 2016 5:44 p.m. by Swiggs Recommended Popular

The Story of a small street
John Patterson

IAG ordered to pay Christchurch couple more than $700,000

IAG ordered to pay Christchurch couple more than $700,000

Thursday, 12 May 2016 4:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Barbara and Francis Gidden have taken on one of New Zealand's biggest insurance companies â€“ and won.

Forest park vision for Christchurch red zone

Forest park vision for Christchurch red zone

Thursday, 12 May 2016 4:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

A "low cost, high benefit" plan could transform Christchurch's red zone into a city-to-sea forest park.

Earthquake victim Ann Brower delighted with new safety building law

Earthquake victim Ann Brower 'delighted' with new safety building law

Thursday, 12 May 2016 3:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake survivor Ann Brower says she is "delighted" the Government will force earthquake-prone buildings to become safer sooner.

14 Feb 2016 claim deadline is this coming Monday

14 Feb 2016 claim deadline is this coming Monday

Thursday, 12 May 2016 12:24 p.m. by GovtEQC

Land Settlements Update

Land Settlements Update

Thursday, 12 May 2016 10:58 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

All wrapped up at over-60s village

All wrapped up at over-60s' village

Thursday, 12 May 2016 9:16 a.m. by FletcherEQR

Crown and Christchurch council concerned about slippage in Scirt programme

Crown and Christchurch council concerned about 'slippage' in Scirt programme

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 7:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild of Christchurch's earthquake-damaged pipes and roads is falling behind schedule, with December's completion target looking unlikely.

Will $7m Victoria St plan mean fewer customers, more leaves?

Will $7m Victoria St plan mean fewer customers, more leaves?

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 6:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Victoria St business owners are skeptical about a $7 million overhaul of the street designed to create an inner-city "destination area".

Christchurch couple say EQC stopping them from getting on with their lives

Christchurch couple say EQC stopping them from getting on with their lives

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 6:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch couple say the Earthquake Commission (EQC) is "ruining" their lives, as they continue to wait for adequate repairs so they can finish their partly-renovated home.

Christchurch City Council engineers inspect New Regent St parapets

Christchurch City Council engineers inspect New Regent St parapets

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 5:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

City council engineers are inspecting parapets on Christchurch's New Regent St to see if they need strengthening or repairs.