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City urged to push on with new sports hub

City urged to push on with new sports hub

Monday, 2 February 2015 10:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

A hearings panel is recommending the Christchurch City Council push ahead with an ambitious plan to build a multimillion-dollar sports hub.

Party time at Scarborough Paddling Pool

Party time at Scarborough Paddling Pool

Monday, 2 February 2015 4:58 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

 

INCIDENT: SH1 North of Rolleston OPEN

INCIDENT: SH1 North of Rolleston OPEN

Monday, 2 February 2015 3:53 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are now advised State Highway 1 is now re-open. Thanks for your patience.  

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015 – PARKING

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015 – PARKING

Monday, 2 February 2015 2:31 p.m. by Transport4chch

Opening Event  PARKING Limited parking available at Deans Ave Polo fields. Deans field off Riccarton Ave. Eastern Frame access from Latimer Sq West for a $2 charge. If you’re planning to park on-street we recommend using these parking areas. Travelling from: • North …

INCIDENT: SH1 North of Rolleston CLOSED

INCIDENT: SH1 North of Rolleston CLOSED

Monday, 2 February 2015 1:57 p.m. by Transport4chch

Police have advised the closure of SH1 6km north of Rolleston between Robertsons and Waterholes Road due to a large grass fire. Detours are in place, at this time we don’t have the details of what the detour is. We …

Cera starts to scale back

Cera starts to scale back

Monday, 2 February 2015 11:46 a.m. by MediaThePress

The scaling back of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) is officially underway.

Cera starts to scale back

Cera starts to scale back

Monday, 2 February 2015 11:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

The scaling back of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) is officially underway.

New chapter for city library

New chapter for city library

Sunday, 1 February 2015 10:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new chapter in the ongoing story of Christchurch's rebuild will get under way this month when the council is formally presented with concept plans for the city's new library.

Turners Auctions gains from rebuild

Turners Auctions gains from rebuild

Saturday, 31 January 2015 2:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

The boom and bust of the Christchurch rebuild is boosting trade for Turners Auctions, which is selling off millions of dollars of equipment from liquidating companies.

Fletchers front-runner for Christchurchs east frame

Fletchers front-runner for Christchurch's east frame

Saturday, 31 January 2015 1:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

The building firm managing Canterbury's home earthquake repairs looks set to land itself a major residential development contract in central Christchurch.

First issue of St Albans News for 2015

First issue of St Albans News for 2015

Saturday, 31 January 2015 12:30 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Find out why SARA opposes the city council’s plan to “upgrade” part of Cranford St in the latest issue of St Albans News. And you’ll learn from longtime St Albans resident Garry Berryman that the northern section of Cranford St …

Kairaki - the village that refused to surrender

Kairaki - the village that refused to surrender

Saturday, 31 January 2015 7:50 a.m. by MediaStuff

The town of Kairaki was born out of a disaster. The last stop before the Waimakariri River hits the sea was a handful of huts on the left bank of the mouth until a flash flood in 1936 wiped most of them out. The remaining few were dragged up the sand and plonked among the pine trees. Kairaki was born.

The village that refused to surrender

The village that refused to surrender

Friday, 30 January 2015 8:47 p.m. by MediaStuff

The town of Kairaki was born out of a disaster. The last stop before the Waimakariri River hits the sea was a handful of huts on the left bank of the mouth until a flash flood in 1936 wiped most of them out. The remaining few were dragged up the sand and plonked among the pine trees. Kairaki was born.

Canterbury LIVE - Friday 30th January 2015

Canterbury LIVE - Friday 30th January 2015

Friday, 30 January 2015 5:50 p.m. by MediaCTV

Council welcomes cycleways funding

Council welcomes cycleways funding

Friday, 30 January 2015 4:21 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council says a grant from a new Government fund for cycling infrastructure is a strong vote of support for its Major Cycle Routes (MCR) network.

Development authority needs private sector expertise

Development authority needs private sector expertise

Friday, 30 January 2015 4:19 p.m. by PRNews

A new era for cricket in post-earthquake Christchurch

A new era for cricket in post-earthquake Christchurch

Friday, 30 January 2015 2:46 p.m. by FutureChristchurch Popular

ROADWORKS – Moorhouse Ave one lane Sunday 1 February

ROADWORKS – Moorhouse Ave one lane Sunday 1 February

Friday, 30 January 2015 2:16 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised due to road surfacing work taking place (weather permitted) this weekend eastbound on Moorhouse Ave

Robs Country - Best of 2014 1

Rob's Country - Best of 2014 1

Friday, 30 January 2015 2:10 p.m. by MediaCTV

2014 Canterburys busiest year for house construction

2014 Canterbury's busiest year for house construction

Friday, 30 January 2015 12:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

New homes were approved at the rate of 20 a day in Canterbury last year, making 2014 the region's busiest year on record for house construction.

Find the Grandstandium around the city with two new series of events

Find the Grandstandium around the city with two new series of events

Friday, 30 January 2015 12:14 p.m. by GapFiller

The Grandstandium facilitating education, engagement and critique of our changing city Our Grandstandium, a moveable 35-seat grandstand on a trailer, will be used for weekly events to check in on the progress of the city’s recovery. 

Find the Grandstandium around the city

Find the Grandstandium around the city

Friday, 30 January 2015 12:14 p.m. by GapFiller

The Grandstandium facilitating education, engagement and critique of our changing city Our Grandstandium, a moveable 35-seat grandstand on a trailer, will be used for weekly events to check in on the progress of the city’s recovery. Eyes on the City will be a regular Monday lunchtime event series where the grandstand is parked in view of […]

The Grandstandium focussing on the city’s recovery

The Grandstandium focussing on the city’s recovery

Friday, 30 January 2015 12:14 p.m. by GapFiller

The Grandstandium facilitating education, engagement and critique of our changing city SCHEDULE – Eyes on the City Week 1, Feb 2, 12-1pm: High Street, near intersection with Cashel, looking at The Crossing development by the Carter Group in light of the recent revelation of the extra-ordinary use of Ministerial powers to permit this development. Week […]

EQC strongly positioned to confront natural disasters

EQC strongly positioned to confront natural disasters

Friday, 30 January 2015 9:42 a.m. by GovtEQC

EVENT: Monster Slide – SUMNER Sunday 1 February

EVENT: Monster Slide – SUMNER Sunday 1 February

Friday, 30 January 2015 9:01 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users are advised that the Monster Slide event takes place on Sunday 1 February in Sumner from 9am.  With hot temperatures forecast, crowds of approximately 4,500 are expected to attend. We advise road users should allow extra time to get …

INCIDENT: Burst Water main – Harewood Road city bound DETOUR

INCIDENT: Burst Water main – Harewood Road city bound DETOUR

Friday, 30 January 2015 8:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that a burst water main has closed Harewood Road city bound at the Breens/Gardiners/Breens Road intersection. A number of restrictions are now in place. Please allow extra time when travelling through this area this morning. Here’s …

INCIDENT: Burst Water main – Harewood Road city bound DETOUR until 6-7pm

INCIDENT: Burst Water main – Harewood Road city bound DETOUR until 6-7pm

Friday, 30 January 2015 8:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that a burst water main has closed Harewood Road city bound at the Breens/Gardiners/Breens Road intersection. A number of restrictions will remain in place until 6-7pm tonight while the road sealing tales place. Once the road …

CTV News - Thursday 29th January 2015

CTV News - Thursday 29th January 2015

Friday, 30 January 2015 12:26 a.m. by MediaCTV

Community Support Gets Fanfare Installation Underway

Community Support Gets Fanfare Installation Underway

Thursday, 29 January 2015 7:33 p.m. by SCAPE Christchurch Biennial Popular

Installation of New Zealand’s largest public sculpture at the northern entrance to Christchurch City is set to go ahead in 2015 after the Canterbury Community Trust awarded a $100,000 grant toward the project.

Microhouse hopes to offer home to start-ups

Microhouse hopes to offer home to start-ups

Thursday, 29 January 2015 3:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

A regeneration group hopes to retain Christchurch entrepreneurs and artists with its central-city microhouse.

CBD – Available Routes Map 30 Jan – 6 Feb

CBD – Available Routes Map 30 Jan – 6 Feb

Thursday, 29 January 2015 3:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Please click here to download the network map  - Available Routes Map

CTV News Story - State of the Nation

CTV News Story - State of the Nation

Thursday, 29 January 2015 2:07 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Tennis Wilding Park

CTV News Story - Tennis Wilding Park

Thursday, 29 January 2015 2:06 p.m. by MediaCTV

Residential city development rules for Christchurch finalised

Residential city development rules for Christchurch finalised

Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch Central Development Unit has released the finalised rules for residential development within the city's four avenues.

EVENT: Sparks in the Park – North Hagley Park Saturday 31st Jan

EVENT: Sparks in the Park – North Hagley Park Saturday 31st Jan

Thursday, 29 January 2015 11:48 a.m. by Transport4chch

Concert-goers attending the Sparks in the Park that this Saturday 31st January 7.30pm are advised to plan their journey to minimise delays travelling to the concert. Road Closure: Park Tce between Bealey Ave and Salisbury Street will be closed on Saturday 31 …

RecoveryWorks can work for you!

RecoveryWorks can work for you!

Thursday, 29 January 2015 11:45 a.m. by AnxietySupport

RecoveryWorks is a change programme for people living in Canterbury, aged 18 or over and who experience moderate levels of anxiety. The programme includes 10 x four-hour workshops plus 4 individual coaching sessions and is highly effective in helping people towards recovery and a renewed sense of wellbeing. RecoveryWorks is free; however there are eligibility...

Residential chapter release paves way for vibrant central city living

Residential chapter release paves way for vibrant central city living

Thursday, 29 January 2015 11:20 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The path to central city residential development has been made simpler with the introduction of a Residential Chapter of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan.

Public Notice: Amendment to the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan – new residential chapter

Public Notice: Amendment to the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan – new residential chapter

Thursday, 29 January 2015 11:17 a.m. by GovtCera

The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee, decided to amend the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan (the Recovery Plan) to facilitate the recovery and regeneration of the central city.

ROADWORKS: Dyers Road @ Linwood Ave intersection

ROADWORKS: Dyers Road @ Linwood Ave intersection

Thursday, 29 January 2015 9:50 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that a new work site is now in place on Dyers Road at the Linwood Ave intersection. 

ADVISORY: Don’t Get Caught Out in Traffic during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

ADVISORY: Don’t Get Caught Out in Traffic during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Thursday, 29 January 2015 8:47 a.m. by Transport4chch

Don’t get caught out in traffic on 12 February 2015 with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 New Zealand opening event. We’re expecting a high volume of traffic on our roads in the Central City and around North Hagley Park …

In memory of four years of our lives lost to Insurance and building issues in Christchurch.

In memory of four years of our lives lost to Insurance and building issues in Christchurch.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 9:50 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

A CBD Building Owners guide to surviving 15,787 earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Christchurch construction company penalised for labour law breaches

Christchurch construction company penalised for labour law breaches

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 3:55 p.m. by GovtDBH

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered wage arrears be paid to workers and imposed a penalty on a Christchurch construction company for failing to provide the minimum wage and keep accurate employment records.

The Earthquake Commission turns 70

The Earthquake Commission turns 70

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:15 a.m. by GovtEQC

Christchurch rebuild workers on less than minimum wage

Christchurch rebuild workers on less than minimum wage

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch construction company has been punished for paying its workers less than the minimum wage and not providing basic standards of employment.

ROADWORKS: Bridge Street Bridge CLOSURE this weekend 31 Jan/2 Feb

ROADWORKS: Bridge Street Bridge CLOSURE this weekend 31 Jan/2 Feb

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 10:54 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that this weekend the Bridge Street Bridge will be closed to all traffic while work is undertaken to lower the bridge onto the rebuilt abutments. The bridge will be closed from Friday 30 January 6pm until …

ROADWORKS: Bridge Street Bridge CLOSURE this weekend

ROADWORKS: Bridge Street Bridge CLOSURE this weekend

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 10:54 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that this weekend the Bridge Street Bridge will be closed to all traffic while work is undertaken to lower the bridge onto the rebuilt abutments. The bridge will be closed from Friday 30 January 6pm until …

Writers Workshops

Writers Workshops

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 9:31 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Provided by Awareness consumer advocacy group. Anyone with personal experience of mental health or addiction challenges is welcome to come along to this free and friendly event. The  January Writers Workshop is: - Writing Haiku and Short Poems.   In this relaxed and friendly workshop, published poet and writing tutor Doc Drumheller will cover: - •...

ROADWORKS: SH1 Johns Road this weekend 31 Jan/1 Feb

ROADWORKS: SH1 Johns Road this weekend 31 Jan/1 Feb

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 9:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that this weekend road works will be in place on State Highway 1 Johns Road while tree-trimming takes place. SH1 Johns Road from Swift Street to Sawyers Arms Road will have the following restrictions in place: …

CTV News Story - Templeton Crash

CTV News Story - Templeton Crash

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 8:46 a.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Waltham Pool

CTV News Story - Waltham Pool

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 8:45 a.m. by MediaCTV

ROADWORKS: Fitzgerald/Falsgrave/Moorhouse Ave intersection

ROADWORKS: Fitzgerald/Falsgrave/Moorhouse Ave intersection

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 6:56 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that works are taking place at the Fitzgerald/Falsgrave/Moorhouse intersection. Moorhouse Ave eastbound prior to Fitzgerald Ave has a lane reduced. Moorhouse Ave east and westbound from Fitzgerald Ave is reduced to one lane. No right turn from …

Sports inspired Christchurch people after the earthquakes

Sports inspired Christchurch people after the earthquakes

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 3:16 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student says sports inspired people in Christchurch after the earthquakes.

Hallenstein Glasson signs for flagship store in central Christchurch

Hallenstein Glasson signs for flagship store in central Christchurch

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 3:14 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Glassons

INCREASED FLOODING VULNERABILITY HELP SHEET – WHAT HAPPENS NOW? Guest Post by Dr Duncan Webb, Lane Neave

INCREASED FLOODING VULNERABILITY HELP SHEET – WHAT HAPPENS NOW? Guest Post by Dr Duncan Webb, Lane Neave

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 8:35 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Recommended Popular

The High Court has given the go-ahead for EQC to settle land claims for increased flood vulnerability.  

Work to start on new overpass – Curletts Road

Work to start on new overpass – Curletts Road

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 7:46 a.m. by Transport4chch

Work on a new bridge over Curletts Road linking Wigram Road into Birmingham Drive via Magdala Place, will start on 12 February. 

ADVISORY: Work to start on new overpass – Curletts Road

ADVISORY: Work to start on new overpass – Curletts Road

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 7:46 a.m. by Transport4chch

Work on a new bridge over Curletts Road linking Wigram Road into Birmingham Drive via Magdala Place, will start on 12 February. Christchurch City Council Transport and City Streets Unit Manager Richard Topham says the new overpass will accommodate additional …

ROADWORKS: Ferry Rd one way city bound Moorhouse to Phillips

ROADWORKS: Ferry Rd one way city bound Moorhouse to Phillips

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 7:35 a.m. by Transport4chch

Ferry Road from Moorhouse Ave to Phillips Street will be one way city bound from Wednesday 28th January till the end of the week. 

Land for anchor projects reduced

Land for anchor projects reduced

Monday, 26 January 2015 11:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The bold plan for Christchurch's rebuild has been slowly altered since its release, with more than a fifth of the land earmarked for Crown acquisition back in private landowners' hands.