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Neighbours asked to keep an eye out over summer

Neighbours asked to keep an eye out over summer

Monday, 7 January 2013 3:23 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Summer School 2013

Summer School 2013

Monday, 7 January 2013 12:40 p.m. by FutureChChDesign

STUDIO CHRISTCHURCH SUMMER SCHOOL 2013 ACTIVATING THE GREEN FRAME & AVON PRECINCT The Green Frame & Avon Precinct, as proposed in the recently released CCDU Blueprint, has the unique potential of suturing together architecture, landscape architecture and urbanism. The Green Frame & Avon Precinct is the cities largest ‘transitional project.’ The government is purchasing private …

Activation

Activation

Monday, 7 January 2013 12:40 p.m. by FutureChChDesign

[STUDIO CHCH SUMMER SCHOOL 2013] ACTIVATING THE GREEN FRAME & THE AVON PRECINCT The Green Frame & Avon Precinct, as proposed in the recently released CCDU Blueprint, has the unique potential of suturing together architecture, landscape architecture and urbanism. The Green Frame & Avon Precinct is the cities largest ‘transitional project.’ The government is purchasing …

We have moved!

We have moved!

Monday, 7 January 2013 12:12 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

 

Big fight ahead for red-zoners

Big fight ahead for red-zoners

Monday, 7 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Big fight ahead for red-zoners

Big fight ahead for red-zoners

Monday, 7 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch red-zoners pursuing legal action against their insurers will likely have to go it alone.

Have disaster? Willing helper

Have disaster? Willing helper

Saturday, 5 January 2013 10:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

Jason Pemberton first became seriously involved with the Student Volunteer Army when he was handed $50 and told to "go get these kids some food".

Before and after the “Sign of the Kiwi”

Before and after the “Sign of the Kiwi”

Friday, 4 January 2013 10:25 p.m. by LostChristchurch

“Jog on, jog on, the footpath way. And cheerily hent the stile, A merry heart goes all the way, Your sad tires in a mile.” — “A Winter’s Tale,” Sheakespeare. Such is the motto on the front of the picturesque rest-house on the Summit Road, near Dyer’s Pass. It was a lovely spring morning, with just enough wind to keep the air cool -  an ideal day for such an outing. The modern and useful tram had brought us up Cashmere Hills, past many charming villas with thei ...

Troops become red-zone guides

Troops become red-zone guides

Friday, 4 January 2013 10:01 p.m. by MediaStuff

Soldiers manning central Christchurch cordons have become unofficial tour guides, dispensing advice on hotels and restaurants to tourists surveying the devastation in the heart of the city.

Young multi-millionaire looking forward to Christchurch rebuild

Young multi-millionaire looking forward to Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 4 January 2013 4:24 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Steve Brooks, a Christchurch entrepreneur who made a million dollars at 19, is looking forward to a rebuild business boom in 2013.

Cardboard cathedral work resumes in Chch

Cardboard cathedral work resumes in Chch

Friday, 4 January 2013 3:29 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Construction of Christchurch's cardboard cathedral will resume early next week, a church official says.

The Earthquake Kiwi Bond

The Earthquake Kiwi Bond

Friday, 4 January 2013 11:22 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Featured Popular

Finance Minister Bill English launched the Earthquake Kiwi Bond, “The Government is borrowing the bulk of that money in the short-term and the Earthquake Kiwi Bond provides a way for local investors to contribute and help reduce the amount New Zealand needs to borrow overseas.”  

At (new) home for the holidays

At (new) home for the holidays

Thursday, 3 January 2013 11:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

It is a summer of settling into new neighbourhoods and unfamiliar homes for some Christchurch families.

Asbestos hazard in Christchurch CBD

Asbestos hazard in Christchurch CBD

Thursday, 3 January 2013 11:20 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Red-zoners settle into new homes

Red-zoners settle into new homes

Thursday, 3 January 2013 11:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

It is a summer of settling into new neighbourhoods and unfamiliar homes for some Christchurch families.

F grade unfair - insurers council

'F' grade unfair - insurers' council

Thursday, 3 January 2013 9:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Insurance Council chief executive Tim Grafton has hit back at a reader's letter to The Press which graded large insurers' response to the Canterbury earthquakes as an "F".

Transitional Book available (as featured on Radio NZ)

Transitional Book available (as featured on Radio NZ)

Thursday, 3 January 2013 12:05 p.m. by GapFiller Featured

Christchurch: The Transitional City Part IV a book documenting transitional post-quake projects in ChCh 

Jan 2: Transitional Book available (as featured on Radio NZ)

Jan 2: Transitional Book available (as featured on Radio NZ)

Thursday, 3 January 2013 12:05 p.m. by GapFiller

Christchurch: The Transitional City Part IV A book documenting transitional post-quake projects in ChCh (Here’s the link to the Radio NZ interview) This book has been collated by a bunch of ChCh locals and published by Project Freerange. It documents 149 post-quake transitional projects that have taken place in Christchurch since the first quake in 2010. [...]

CBD – Available Routes Map 6th January – 11th January

CBD – Available Routes Map 6th January – 11th January

Thursday, 3 January 2013 12:00 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 From 6th January we will do our best to update this map daily …

Post-quake women want dresses

Post-quake women want dresses

Wednesday, 2 January 2013 10:29 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Cancelled census cost $65 million

Cancelled census cost $65 million

Wednesday, 2 January 2013 8:41 a.m. by Media3News

The 2011 census cost $65 million – though not a single piece of data was collected.

Lack of fresh data still costing us

Lack of fresh data still costing us

Wednesday, 2 January 2013 7:18 a.m. by MediaStuff

The 2011 census was the most expensive survey New Zealand never had, costing $65 million.

Citys walking tracks reopen

City's walking tracks reopen

Tuesday, 1 January 2013 10:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

Walkers have welcomed the reopening of several popular Christchurch tracks, with more expected to be cleared of earthquake hazards this year.

Quake-hit Port Hills tracks reopen

Quake-hit Port Hills tracks reopen

Tuesday, 1 January 2013 10:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

Walkers have welcomed the reopening of several popular Christchurch tracks, with more expected to be cleared of earthquake hazards this year.

Self-made millionaire by 19

Self-made millionaire by 19

Tuesday, 1 January 2013 1:36 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

2012 a year of protest, upheaval

2012 a year of protest, upheaval

Tuesday, 1 January 2013 12:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Electoral boundaries likely to change in 2014

Electoral boundaries likely to change in 2014

Tuesday, 1 January 2013 12:37 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Electoral boundaries for Christchurch are likely to change after the census in March this year. The census is expected to reveal some marked demographic changes that have occurred between 2006 and 2013. Large parts of eastern Christchurch and the inner …

A unique view of our changing city

A unique view of our changing city

Tuesday, 1 January 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaStuff

A new year brings a new perspective on Christchurch as demolition leaves the central city bereft of landmarks.

Owner plans to fix, open IRD building

Owner plans to 'fix, open' IRD building

Monday, 31 December 2012 11:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

The owner of the Inland Revenue Department building in Cashel St has drawn up plans to rescue the formerly condemned building.

Owner plans to fix, open IRD building

Owner plans to 'fix, open' IRD building

Monday, 31 December 2012 11:42 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Ups and Downs at the Pavilion

Ups and Downs at the Pavilion

Monday, 31 December 2012 7:10 p.m. by GapFiller

The pavilion has been open for nearly two weeks. Amy and Glen Jansen have been running it day to day, pulling some long hours while the Gap Filler crew take a break.

Dance-O-Mat closed temporarily due to demolition

Dance-O-Mat closed temporarily due to demolition

Monday, 31 December 2012 6:45 p.m. by GapFiller

Due to the demolition of Vero House next door, the Dance-O-Mat has had to be packed away. We’re really sorry but such is life in gap land. It will be back as soon as the demo is done and dusted at 136 Oxford Tce, near Re:Start. Late January we are told…

Honours for quake work

Honours for quake work

Monday, 31 December 2012 8:14 a.m. by Media3News

 

All sectors should have their say on citys future

All sectors should 'have their say' on city's future

Sunday, 30 December 2012 11:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

Retail boss says change coming for Christchurch

Retail boss says change coming for Christchurch

Sunday, 30 December 2012 11:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

The woman who has led prominent Christchurch department store Ballantynes through the city's earthquakes says the "momentum of change" is starting to sweep across the quake-hit city.

An Open Letter to All New Zealanders

An Open Letter to All New Zealanders

Saturday, 29 December 2012 11:41 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

By Rev Mike Coleman On Behalf of WeCan! and the many Cantabrians who are struggling to be heard.  Written in November 2011. The media would not publish it. From the centre of three earthquakes we write this letter to you, the …

Poptimist ahoy

Poptimist ahoy

Saturday, 29 December 2012 3:49 p.m. by KrisV Popular

Earlier this month, I spent a few days in Hobart while attending the conference.This is my favourite photo from the trip, taken on the first afternoon during a random walkabout. In the background is the conference venue, the UTAS School of Art - a converted jam factory on the waterfront.

Brightly painted fishing boats and floating restaurants dominate Hobart harbour - rather a nice change from the hulking great container ships that are prominent in Lyttelton. It was also nice to spend s ...

Major overhaul planned for New Brighton

Major overhaul planned for New Brighton

Saturday, 29 December 2012 1:57 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The quake-damaged, graffiti-ridden Christchurch seaside suburb of New Brighton may soon get a big boost, after decades of neglect.

Seeking Mary Thomas

Seeking Mary Thomas

Friday, 28 December 2012 11:00 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

We have had a message from someone called Mary K looking for Mary Thomas, whom she used to correspond with in the 1970s. Mary Thomas was one of 12 children and may have lived in the St Albans area or …

Christchurch school crime drops by 30 percent

Christchurch school crime drops by 30 percent

Friday, 28 December 2012 11:13 a.m. by Media3News Popular

A massive 30 per cent drop in school crime could be to do with the comradeship inspired by earthquakes, a principal has said.

Chch retailers relieved after sales

Chch retailers relieved after sales

Friday, 28 December 2012 9:32 a.m. by Media3News

Many Christchurch retailers are relieved with a bumper boxing day week, after customers turned out for massive sales.

Tradies ending Christchurch man drought

Tradies ending Christchurch man drought

Friday, 28 December 2012 9:19 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Single ladies of Canterbury have something to celebrate as Christchurch comes back from the dust.

Schools shake-up PR job from hell

Schools shake-up PR job from hell

Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:01 p.m. by MediaStuff

The merger of Christchurch schools and the launch of an earthquake recovery plan were among the toughest public relations jobs in 2012.

Education shakeup PR job from hell

Education shakeup PR job from hell

Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:01 p.m. by MediaStuff

The merger of Christchurch schools and the launch of an earthquake recovery plan were among the toughest public relations jobs in 2012.

Gondola due to reopen in March

Gondola due to reopen in March

Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:43 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Young designer committed to ChCh

Young designer committed to ChCh

Thursday, 27 December 2012 12:15 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Constructive role a source of fulfilment

Constructive role a source of fulfilment

Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

After studying architectural design, Will King decided he wanted to be part of the rebuild.

Foreigners flood in for Chch rebuild

Foreigners flood in for Chch rebuild

Thursday, 27 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's international work force is ramping up.

Social recovery largely ignored

Social recovery largely ignored

Thursday, 27 December 2012 12:10 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Foreigners flood in for city rebuild

Foreigners flood in for city rebuild

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 10:45 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's international work force is ramping up.

Latest Pleasant News – Out Now

Latest Pleasant News – Out Now

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 8:00 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

The latest edition of Pleasant News is being delivered to your letterbox this week but in case you don’t receive a copy here is a link to it minus a [...]

Ferrymead Bridge update

Ferrymead Bridge update

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 7:57 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Please see here for the latest update on the Ferrymead Bridge Ferrymead Bridge Update 19 December 2012

The Last Word for 2012

The Last Word for 2012

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 7:55 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Mt Pleasant Farmers Market The Market that never closes. Open all through the holidays. Trading hours tomorrow and on the 29th December will be 9am to 1pm. Returning to 10am [...]

Quake awards presented

Quake awards presented

Tuesday, 25 December 2012 10:56 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A number of organisations and individuals with a St Albans connection have been recognised in the second and final quake awards presented on December 18. Emma Twaddell from the St Albans Residents’ Association, Helen Ross from the Edgeware Village Group …

2012 Days of Xmas

2012 Days of Xmas

Tuesday, 25 December 2012 8:23 p.m. by KrisV Popular

Another year, another version!



Christchurch demolition crews get into festive spirit

Christchurch demolition crews get into festive spirit

Tuesday, 25 December 2012 4:43 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Demolition crews around Christchurch have been busy - not knocking down buildings - but raising funds for the city mission's lunch.

Kiwi churches celebrate Christmas

Kiwi churches celebrate Christmas

Tuesday, 25 December 2012 4:00 p.m. by Media3News

New Zealand churches have celebrated Christmas today with services around the country.

Christchurch 2012: Rebuilding a shattered city

Christchurch 2012: Rebuilding a shattered city

Tuesday, 25 December 2012 2:30 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The aftershocks have all but stopped, but few in Christchurch dare mention the easing of the earth's fury."We're all desperately trying not to invoke the potential for another disaster," says Mayor Bob Parker.Instead, after two...

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Monday, 24 December 2012 8:25 p.m. by avonsidechch

Merry Christmas.  Back on the 7th of January unless something out of the ordinary occurs before them. This year a Persian Christmas card, from farsinet. Quite fitting really, as the three wise men were Persians. .