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CTV Building Designers

CTV Building Designers

Thursday, 3 July 2014 5:55 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV resignations plain unacceptable – Smith

CTV resignations 'plain unacceptable' – Smith

Thursday, 3 July 2014 4:49 p.m. by Media3News

One hundred and fifteen lives were lost in the collapse and the men responsible have simply walked away.

CTV engineer quits industry body

CTV engineer quits industry body

Thursday, 3 July 2014 4:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Building and Construction Minister Nick Smith says CTV engineer David Harding's resignation from industry body is "disappointing and concerning".

Teenager missing in Christchurch

Teenager missing in Christchurch

Thursday, 3 July 2014 3:19 p.m. by Media3News

Tarlya Hawkins, 15, has been missing for more than a week.

How to activate a vacant site

How to activate a vacant site

Thursday, 3 July 2014 1:22 p.m. by GapFiller

Labour stirs Christchurch heritage debate

Labour stirs Christchurch heritage debate

Thursday, 3 July 2014 12:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

It's time to remove the "extreme wartime powers" that allow the demolition of Christchurch Cathedral and other heritage buildings without public consultation, Labour says.

CTV engineer quits before disciplinary hearing

CTV engineer quits before disciplinary hearing

Thursday, 3 July 2014 12:13 p.m. by Media3News

The engineer who designed Christchurch's CTV building has quit the industry's professional body.

Chchs heritage needs local input – Labour

Chch's heritage needs local input – Labour

Thursday, 3 July 2014 12:03 p.m. by Media3News

A Labour-led Government would ensure the community has a say on Christchurch's heritage buildings.

Jacinda Adern: Heritage Announcement

Jacinda Adern: Heritage Announcement

Thursday, 3 July 2014 11:49 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Labour's Heritage Spokesperson Jacinda Adern talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the announcement to save buildings

Avon River plans altered to avoid flooding

Avon River plans altered to avoid flooding

Thursday, 3 July 2014 10:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

Some elements of the design plans for the new Avon River precinct have been altered amid concerns they could exacerbate flooding problems in the city.

Tallest tower earmarked for hotel

Tallest tower earmarked for hotel

Thursday, 3 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Forsyth Barr House, Christchurch's tallest office tower, is under offer to a developer who wants to convert it to a hotel.

Victoria St up, High St struggling

Victoria St up, High St struggling

Thursday, 3 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

I've been in the process of setting up a new restaurant, which has moved my attention from Victoria to High St.

Migrant layoffs examined

Migrant layoffs examined

Thursday, 3 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has confirmed it is investigating Buildtech's redundancies of migrant staff.

Tallest tower earmarked for hotel

Tallest tower earmarked for hotel

Thursday, 3 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Forsyth Barr House, Christchurch's tallest office tower, is under offer to a developer who wants to convert it to a hotel.

New hospital building due in four years

New hospital building due in four years

Thursday, 3 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch Hospital will have a new 400-bed building by 2018 to meet an expected spike in demand, thanks to special legislation.

Petition launched  for road arrows

Petition launched for road arrows

Thursday, 3 July 2014 12:49 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Christchurch JP and Labour candidate Tony Milne has launched a petition for CCC to install turning arrows at the corner of Cranford Street and Innes Road. Following a traffic study in 2012 recommending the installation of the arrows the Shirley Papanui community board supported the plan but a second council traffic study threw doubt on […]

ECAN Petition Update

ECAN Petition Update

Thursday, 3 July 2014 12:28 a.m. by MediaCTV

Hottest Tradie

Hottest Tradie

Thursday, 3 July 2014 12:03 a.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Chch Moving 2nd July 2014

Keeping Chch Moving 2nd July 2014

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 11:47 p.m. by MediaCTV

Filling important gaps

Filling important gaps

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 4:26 p.m. by GapFiller

Act ensures hospital rebuild will keep to schedule

Act ensures hospital rebuild will keep to schedule

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 4:26 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Quake powers to fast-track hospital revamp

Quake powers to fast-track hospital revamp

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 4:07 p.m. by Media3News

Special quake powers will hurry the construction of a new medical wing at Christchurch hospital.

Cant take the city out of UniMed

Can't take the city out of UniMed

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 1:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Before the earthquakes, health insurer UniMed had its head office in a two-storey building on Gloucester St in central Christchurch.

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works Restrictions – 3 July

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works Restrictions – 3 July

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 11:58 a.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: 3 July The night-time works will place restrictions on traffic flows through the tunnel, …

Governors Bay Rd closure to over-dimension vehicles from Mon 14 July

Governors Bay Rd closure to over-dimension vehicles from Mon 14 July

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 11:54 a.m. by Transport4chch

From Monday 14th July Governors Bay Road from Dyers Pass Road to the Tunnel/Norwich Quay roundabout will be CLOSED to over-dimension (width and weight) vehicles Times/Duration: Monday 7am until Friday 6pm for approximately 5 weeks; Access for over-dimension vehicles (width and …

University of Canterbury Law Clinic to support WeCAN Human Rights Claims

University of Canterbury Law Clinic to support WeCAN Human Rights Claims

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 11:53 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Press Release 23 June 2014   The Wider Earthquake Community Action Network (WeCAN), supported by the University of Canterbury School of Law Clinical Studies Programme, are pleased to announce the formation of a law clinic project, with volunteer law student …

Sean MacPherson: Dry July

Sean MacPherson: Dry July

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 11:52 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Dr Sean MacPherson talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about Dry July and why it takes place. To buy the song just go here http://seanmacpherson.bandcamp.com/releases  

Kiwi designers need to think differently

Kiwi designers need to think differently

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 11:14 a.m. by MediaThePress

To create a sustainable future, Christchurch needs to create sustainable businesses. Like the wider New Zealand economy, it needs to depend on more than a temporary construction boom, the dairy industry, tourism and retail.

Solicitors standing up on the job

Solicitors standing up on the job

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 10:18 a.m. by Context

Partners at Christchurch legal firm Rhodes & Co. are standing up on the job in their sleek new post-earthquake offices. Celebrating their 130 anniversary this year, the firm has just moved into its Context Architects designed offices in the city’s emerging professional services quarter.

Tuam Street – now open

Tuam Street – now open

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 9:52 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that Tuam Street has now reopened between Colombo and Manchester Street to eastbound traffic. Tuam Street was previously closed here due to the demolition of a building and SCIRT works.    

Govt to move staff back into Christchurch

Govt to move staff back into Christchurch

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 9:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government will on Friday unveil plans to move 18 government departments and agencies into four new buildings in Cashel and Hereford Sts in Christchurch.

Migrant staff upset about redundancies

Migrant staff upset about redundancies

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 8:51 a.m. by MediaThePress

Seven migrant workers are upset after large building company Buildtech made them redundant less than half-way through their three-year contract to work in the rebuild.

University of Canterbury Law Clinic to support WeCAN Human Rights Claims

University of Canterbury Law Clinic to support WeCAN Human Rights Claims

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 8:38 a.m. by WeCAN

The Wider Earthquake Community Action Network (WeCAN), supported by the University of Canterbury School of Law Clinical Studies Programme, are pleased to announce the formation of a law clinic project, with volunteer law student interns, to support local residents who have filed human rights claims against a number of  insurance and construction companies operating in Canterbury.

Hereford St/Barbadoes St intersection

Hereford St/Barbadoes St intersection

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 7:21 a.m. by Transport4chch

On Wednesday 2 July 2014 until Saturday 5 July 2014 contractors will be working at the intersection of Hereford Street and Barbadoes Street to access the manhole for wastewater repair work.

Hereford St/Barbadoes St intersection – restrictions on Hereford St westbound

Hereford St/Barbadoes St intersection – restrictions on Hereford St westbound

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 7:21 a.m. by Transport4chch

On Wednesday 2 July 2014 until Saturday 5 July 2014 contractors will be working at the intersection of Hereford Street and Barbadoes Street to access the manhole for wastewater repair work. Work will be carried out between 9.00am until approximately 6.00pm. …

Marshlands Rd/Prestons Road intersection upgrade

Marshlands Rd/Prestons Road intersection upgrade

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 7:13 a.m. by Transport4chch

As work continues on the upgrade to traffic signals of the Marshlands Road/Prestons Road intersection road users can expect delays over the next 2-3 weeks as the road reconstruction is underway.

Red-zone couple rush to move

Red-zone couple rush to move

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Relief at leaving their abandoned street has ended with more stress for a red-zone elderly couple.

Paint problem delays bars opening

Paint problem delays bars' opening

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 10:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians will have to wait four to six more weeks to get three new restaurant bars following delays in the completion of the Strange's building.

Summit Road

Summit Road

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 6:41 p.m. by MediaCTV

15 more Canterbury school pools to be repaired

15 more Canterbury school pools to be repaired

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 5:59 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Mt Pleasant New 1 July 2015

Mt Pleasant New 1 July 2015

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 4:43 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

A post from our Facebook Don’t know about you but every time I go past Sonny Mikari from the Fulton Hogan team working on McCormacks Bay Rd he really lifts my […]

Family live in fear of asbestos exposure

Family live in fear of asbestos exposure

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 11:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch family are distressed and fear for their health after their earthquake repairs may have exposed them to asbestos.

Family live in fear of asbestos exposure

Family live in fear of asbestos exposure

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 11:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch family are distressed and fear for their health after their earthquake repairs may have exposed them to asbestos.

Summit Road section and tracks reopen to cyclists and walkers

Summit Road section and tracks reopen to cyclists and walkers

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 10:38 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Cyclists, walkers and runners will soon be returning to a section of the Summit Road and the surrounding Port Hills tracks.

Gaylene Preston: Ill walk beside you

Gaylene Preston: I'll walk beside you

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 10:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

Public Notice: Amendments to the Christchurch City Councils District Plan

Public Notice: Amendments to the Christchurch City Council's District Plan

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 9:35 a.m. by GovtCera

The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee, has responded to a request from the Ministry of Health, and has decided to amend the Christchurch City Council's District Plan (the Plan) to facilitate the rebuild of Christchurch Hospital.

Whos Canterburys greatest tradie?

Who's Canterbury's greatest tradie?

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 7:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Press is on the hunt to find Canterbury's Hottest Tradie from the thousands of men and women now working in the region's construction, demolition and associated industries.

Keeping Chch Moving 1st July 2014

Keeping Chch Moving 1st July 2014

Monday, 30 June 2014 10:30 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping CHCH Moving 30th June 2014

Keeping CHCH Moving 30th June 2014

Monday, 30 June 2014 10:16 p.m. by MediaCTV

Insurance Road Block

Insurance Road Block

Monday, 30 June 2014 10:11 p.m. by MediaCTV

Finance & Expenditure Committee

Finance & Expenditure Committee

Monday, 30 June 2014 9:47 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

The Finance & Expenditure Committee recently heard evidence in relation to the money to be allocated to the Canterbury earthquake recovery.  Here is a link to its report.  I get a mention on page 13.

Lynched - Monday 30 June

Lynched - Monday 30 June

Monday, 30 June 2014 6:46 p.m. by ChrisLynch

Canterbury mental health services need ramp-up - Labour

Canterbury mental health services need ramp-up - Labour

Monday, 30 June 2014 3:52 p.m. by MediaHerald

Labour wants to ramp up mental health services in Canterbury to help people deal with the ongoing health impacts of the earthquakes and their aftermath.Labour's health spokeswoman Annette King today pledged to double the number...

Steve Hicks sorry for stress and disappointment

Steve Hicks sorry for 'stress and disappointment'

Monday, 30 June 2014 12:57 p.m. by MediaStuff

Police are investigating after a Christchurch firm went bust leaving homeowners and creditors left out of pocket.

Steve Hicks sorry for stress and disappointment

Steve Hicks sorry for 'stress and disappointment'

Monday, 30 June 2014 11:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

The man behind a Christchurch building firm which went bust, owing hundreds of thousands of dollars, has apologised to homeowners and other creditors left out of pocket.

RecoveryWorks support group

RecoveryWorks support group

Monday, 30 June 2014 10:50 a.m. by AnxietySupport

The support group for Tuesday July 1st cancelled due to there being no Facilitator available for the night.

Canterbury researchers providing earthquake advice to Nepalese communities

Canterbury researchers providing earthquake advice to Nepalese communities

Monday, 30 June 2014 8:20 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

A group of University of Canterbury natural hazard researchers will provide suggestions to strengthening Nepal’s resilience in the face of major earthquakes at an international symposium in Singapore this weekend.