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CRASH Marshlands Road – 3.30pm

CRASH Marshlands Road – 3.30pm

Thursday, 19 June 2014 3:33 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that there has been a crash on Marshlands Road, just south of the Golf Course in the Southbound lane. Emergency services are on site and have maintained two-way traffic around the site. As a result traffic is …

Brownlee uses quake powers to fast-track Lyttelton Port rebuild

Brownlee uses quake powers to fast-track Lyttelton Port rebuild

Thursday, 19 June 2014 2:22 p.m. by MediaHerald

Repairs at Lyttelton Port Co, Christchurch's ocean trade hub which was damaged in the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes, are to be fast-tracked by Canterbury earthquake recovery minister Gerry Brownlee.Using powers under...

Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Thursday, 19 June 2014 2:09 p.m. by GovtCera

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has directed Environment Canterbury and Lyttelton Port Company Limited to prepare a Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan. This was gazetted on the 19 June 2014. The plan will look at the recovery of the Port to ensure safe, efficient and effective operations, the impact on the coastal marine area and the community, any implications on transport and the needs of users of both the port and its surrounding areas. Under the direction, Lyttelton Port Com ...

Lyttelton Port recovery to be fast-tracked

Lyttelton Port recovery to be fast-tracked

Thursday, 19 June 2014 1:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee will use his extraordinary earthquake powers to fast-track the redevelopment of the badly damaged Lyttelton Port.

Recovery Plan to streamline Lyttelton Port progress

Recovery Plan to streamline Lyttelton Port progress

Thursday, 19 June 2014 1:27 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Felix Marwaick Chief Political Reporter

Felix Marwaick Chief Political Reporter

Thursday, 19 June 2014 1:05 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Chief Political Report Felix Marwick talks to Newstalk ZB's Russell Cryer about David Cunliffe's letter endorsing Chinese businessman Donghua Liu

Messy Gap Filler site should go

'Messy' Gap Filler site should go

Thursday, 19 June 2014 11:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

Gap Filler is a "backward" organisation that should be forced off the former Crowne Plaza Hotel site, Christchurch City Council has been told.

Battered CBD still offers family fun

Battered CBD still offers family fun

Thursday, 19 June 2014 11:25 a.m. by MediaStuff

Peterborough Street one way east bound between Durham & Victoria

Peterborough Street one way east bound between Durham & Victoria

Thursday, 19 June 2014 8:58 a.m. by Transport4chch

Peterborough Street has been reduced to one way east bound between Durham Street and Victoria Street for urgent works to be carried out. Detours are in place via Victoria Street – please follow on-road signage.  

Firm refuses refund after false asbestos result

Firm refuses refund after false asbestos result

Thursday, 19 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch company is refusing to refund a homeowner after providing a false negative asbestos test result.

An evening with Dr Rob Gordon

An evening with Dr Rob Gordon

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 11:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Oxford Terrace Baptist Church, 288 Oxford Terrace Time: June 19 7-9pm Description: Disaster Psychology Specialist Dr Rob Gordon discusses the challenges fragile communities face in the years following a disaster. How do we address common symptoms and concerns show by people in the third and fourth year after a disaster. How do we address […]

CTV News   Wednesday 18 June

CTV News Wednesday 18 June

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 7:08 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 18th June 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 18th June 2014

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 7:01 p.m. by MediaCTV

Centennial Pool

Centennial Pool

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 6:48 p.m. by MediaCTV

Canterbury researchers believe Christchurch could learn from Queensland’s Cyclone Larry

Canterbury researchers believe Christchurch could learn from Queensland’s Cyclone Larry

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 4:48 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

University of Canterbury and Auckland resilience researchers believe Christchurch could learn from Queensland’s 2006 Cyclone Larry to house short term rebuild workers.

Design management: breaking down the silos

Design management: breaking down the silos

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 4:02 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

A fundamental change has taken place in the way projects are being delivered. 

Skellerup commits to $30 million Christchurch investment

Skellerup commits to $30 million Christchurch investment

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:05 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: Skellerup Industries

ECQ secures reinsurance cover

ECQ secures reinsurance cover

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission has secured reinsurance cover worth $4.5 billion, up from $3.25b last year, chief executive Ian Simpson says.

EQC secures reinsurance cover

EQC secures reinsurance cover

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission has secured reinsurance cover worth $4.5 billion, up from $3.25b last year, chief executive Ian Simpson says.

Paul Zaanen: New Brighton

Paul Zaanen: New Brighton

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 11:37 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

CTV engineer to face hearings next month

CTV engineer to face hearings next month

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 10:27 a.m. by MediaHerald

The structural engineer who designed the ill-fated CTV building which collapse in the February 2011 earthquake, killing 115 people, will face two disciplinary hearings next month.David Harding faces an inquiry into his work on the...

Skellerup to build $30M factory in Christchurch

Skellerup to build $30M factory in Christchurch

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 9:36 a.m. by Media3News

Rubber manufacturer Skellerup has announced plans to build a new factory in Christchurch.

Main Road Sumner – one way 23rd June

Main Road Sumner – one way 23rd June

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 9:05 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that SCIRT delivery team Fulton Hogan is about to install a new wastewater pressure main pipe on Main Road between McCormacks Bay Road and the moa cave in Redcliffs. This work will affect road users travelling towards …

Office buildings dominate city construction

Office buildings dominate city construction

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 9:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

As the earthquake rebuild pushes on, a surge of new Christchurch office buildings is becoming a dominant feature in the city's construction landscape.

CERA Flip-flops Again……

CERA Flip-flops Again……

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 8:51 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1214 days

Fingers Pointed Over Quake Recovery Problems

Fingers Pointed Over Quake Recovery Problems

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 8:51 a.m. by PRNews

Blames was passed around today over problems in repairing quake damaged homes in Christchurch as MPs debated the performance of Crown Entities.

CRASH Marshlands/Prestons Road

CRASH Marshlands/Prestons Road

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 8:48 a.m. by Transport4chch

There has been a crash on Marshlands Road at the Marshlands/Preston’s Road intersection. The citybound traffic is down to one-lane on the approach to the roundabout for 40-50 metres. Delays are still expected and we recommend the use of Main …

CTV engineer faces disciplinary action

CTV engineer faces disciplinary action

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 8:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

The man who designed the CTV building, which collapsed on February 22, 2011, taking 115 lives with it, may face disciplinary action.

More good news on the way for central city

More good news on the way for central city

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch looks to be in for another spate of good-news announcements after recent hints by recovery leaders.

Family dismayed at pools demise

Family dismayed at pool's demise

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The daughter of New Zealand children's author Margaret Mahy is "disappointed" that Centennial Pool is being demolished to make way for an inner-city playground named after her late mother.

Stadium site eyed for prefab homes

Stadium site eyed for prefab homes

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Land earmarked for Christchurch's new sports stadium is being touted as a potential site for hundreds of prefabricated apartments planned for the central city.

Mike Gillooly

Mike Gillooly

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 11:48 p.m. by MediaCTV

Alright

Alright

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 11:48 p.m. by MediaCTV

Safety Video

Safety Video

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 11:44 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 17th June 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 17th June 2014

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 11:02 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News   Tuesday 17 June

CTV News Tuesday 17 June

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 7:14 p.m. by MediaCTV

Burwood Road – OPEN Weds 18th June to two-way traffic

Burwood Road – OPEN Weds 18th June to two-way traffic

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 5:42 p.m. by Transport4chch

Burwood Road will be reopened to two way traffic from first thing Wednesday morning, 18 June. The SCIRT Downer crews are currently reinstating the trench.  There will still be traffic management in place but the road will be open.

CTV designer faces disciplinary hearings

CTV designer faces disciplinary hearings

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 3:07 p.m. by Media3News

CTV building designer David Harding will face two disciplinary hearings in relation to the building's collapse.

Save The Suburb

Save The Suburb

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 3:02 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Christchurch has the opportunity right now to move forward in many positive ways.

Advisory group to consider site for Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Advisory group to consider site for Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 2:58 p.m. by GovtCCC

Representatives from eight community and sport organisations have been appointed to an advisory group that will recommend a site for the new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre.

River Road closed between Swanns & North Avon Rd

River Road closed between Swanns & North Avon Rd

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 2:36 p.m. by Transport4chch

River Road has been closed between Swanns Road and North Avon Road due to the poor condition of the road. Signage will be in place at each closure point. 

Peter Sparrow: Building Consents

Peter Sparrow: Building Consents

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 12:10 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Director of Building Control and City Rebuild at the Christchurch City Council Peter Sparrow talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the building consents system.

Latest Survey Results Show More Support For Advocacy Services Urgently Needed

Latest Survey Results Show More Support For Advocacy Services Urgently Needed

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 12:09 p.m. by CIAS_

A growing number of people seeking independent support to resolve earthquake insurance claims is major concern requiring more focus and funding.

New research shows Canterbury’s people still need support

New research shows Canterbury’s people still need support

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 11:36 a.m. by Allright Featured Popular

 

Quake-hit Cantabrians still struggling

Quake-hit Cantabrians still struggling

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 11:14 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians are still tired, grieving and struggling to come to terms with all that has been lost since the February 2011 earthquake, research shows.

Ian Simpson answers customer concerns

Ian Simpson answers customer concerns

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 10:40 a.m. by GovtEQC

Former drainage boss denies fraud

Former drainage boss denies fraud

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 9:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

The former chief executive of a Christchurch drainage firm has pleaded not guilty to defrauding residents following the 2011 earthquake.

Labour Rock Fall

Labour Rock Fall

Monday, 16 June 2014 11:34 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 16th June 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 16th June 2014

Monday, 16 June 2014 8:48 p.m. by MediaCTV

Lynched - Monday 16 June

Lynched - Monday 16 June

Monday, 16 June 2014 8:44 p.m. by ChrisLynch

CTV News   Monday 16 June

CTV News Monday 16 June

Monday, 16 June 2014 7:10 p.m. by MediaCTV

Shirley Road – further work – one way to continue Tuesday 16 June

Shirley Road – further work – one way to continue Tuesday 16 June

Monday, 16 June 2014 4:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that work was not able to be completed on Shirley Road between Slater Street and Chancellor Street today (Monday 16 June) Contractors advise a further day will be required to complete the work. Shirley Road between …

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Night Works – Wed 18 June

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Night Works – Wed 18 June

Monday, 16 June 2014 3:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

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: 18 June The night-time works will place restrictions on traffic flows through the tunnel, …

June working bee

June working bee

Monday, 16 June 2014 1:15 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler monthly working bee – this Saturday! 

KidsFest 5 July – 19 July 2014

KidsFest 5 July – 19 July 2014

Monday, 16 June 2014 1:12 p.m. by GapFiller

Dance-O-Mat What is it?  An outdoor dance venue… with lights, speakers and a washing machine – what else do you need? Where is it?  Gloucester Street You will need: a music device such as an mp3 player, phone or laptop… and a $2 coin for every 1/2 hour you want to dance… optional…your dancing shoes and […]

Pop-ups could save the CBD

Pop-ups could save the CBD

Monday, 16 June 2014 11:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

Pop-up restaurants should be part of a more vibrant visitor experience within and around the still empty Cathedral Square, Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism boss Tim Hunter says.

Public to have say on noise standards and South Frame planning

Public to have say on noise standards and South Frame planning

Monday, 16 June 2014 10:28 a.m. by GovtCera Featured Popular

The public is being invited to give its views on proposed changes to noise standards in central Christchurch, and proposed planning rules relating to the city’s new South Frame.

Labour will protect homes from rockfall

Labour will protect homes from rockfall

Monday, 16 June 2014 10:20 a.m. by RuthDyson

A Labour government will protect Port Hills homes at risk of rockfall to avoid them being unnecessarily knocked down, Labour’s Canterbury Recovery spokesperson Ruth Dyson says.