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Guided walks to showcase Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct

Guided walks to showcase Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 10:48 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Christchurch’s evolving Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct will be showcased in free guided walks to celebrate World Rivers Day.

Gerry’s “Old Dungas”…. and Still snagged at Building consents….

Gerry’s “Old Dungas”…. and Still snagged at Building consents….

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 9:40 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

I have spent the last few days, (between trying to deal with Insurance issues) reading the first critique of the Disaster in Christchurch.  And I refer to the man-made disaster, not the 14000+ earthquakes. “Once in a Lifetime: City-building after …

Kahu Road Bridge – Closure in place

Kahu Road Bridge – Closure in place

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 8:20 a.m. by Transport4chch

Kahu Road bridge near Christchurch Boys High School will be closed for eight weeks from the 22nd September for repair. The bridge will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists for the duration of the works. Please follow on-site signage. Closure …

Lynched Monday 15 September - Deon Swiggs and Leanne Curtis

Lynched Monday 15 September - Deon Swiggs and Leanne Curtis

Monday, 15 September 2014 8:46 p.m. by ChrisLynch Popular

CTV News   Monday 15 September

CTV News Monday 15 September

Monday, 15 September 2014 7:10 p.m. by MediaCTV

Most important earthquake book so far?

Most important earthquake book so far?

Monday, 15 September 2014 2:57 p.m. by MediaStuff

Probably the most important earthquake book so far was launched on August 31 but it's safe to predict that it won't be the best-selling.

CERA hands building safety programme over to local councils

CERA hands building safety programme over to local councils

Monday, 15 September 2014 12:28 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

A post-earthquake building assessment process, which identified and managed over 3500 high risk buildings in Greater Christchurch, has given the region’s residents a huge amount of confidence, says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) chief executive Roger Sutton.

Christchurch and second-class citizenship

Christchurch and second-class citizenship

Monday, 15 September 2014 12:26 p.m. by AnthonyRavlich Popular

I demand the right to inform Chch post-quake victims of the human rights truth and ethical plan

Church set to reopen for Christmas

Church set to reopen for Christmas

Monday, 15 September 2014 12:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuilt Knox Church will be open in time for Christmas services this year.

Community & Voluntary Sector policies of parties standing  in the 2014 General Election

Community & Voluntary Sector policies of parties standing in the 2014 General Election

Monday, 15 September 2014 11:37 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

The following was passed onto us by the Council of Social Services (COSS). These policies were found on the parties’ websites. COSS Christchurch could find no policies about the sector on the websites of ACT, Conservative, Maori, or NZFirst parties. We did not contact any party directly and it may be that the parties with...

Park mother sees brighter future

Park mother sees brighter future

Monday, 15 September 2014 10:47 a.m. by MediaStuff

Bars bring vibrancy back to city

Bars bring vibrancy back to city

Monday, 15 September 2014 10:47 a.m. by MediaStuff

Competition is heating up among Canterbury tradies

Competition is heating up among Canterbury tradies

Monday, 15 September 2014 9:42 a.m. by PRNews

Press Release: Builderscrack

Once in a Lifetime travels north!

Once in a Lifetime travels north!

Monday, 15 September 2014 9:41 a.m. by PRNews


Supreme Court decision a win for quake claimants

Supreme Court decision a win for quake claimants

Monday, 15 September 2014 8:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

Kahu Road Bridge – Closure next week – 22nd September

Kahu Road Bridge – Closure next week – 22nd September

Monday, 15 September 2014 8:22 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Kahu Road bridge near Christchurch Boys High School will be closed for eight weeks from the 22nd September for repair. 

In the Know Land Hub

In the Know Land Hub

Saturday, 13 September 2014 9:50 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Staff from EQC, CCC consents staff, Tonkin and Taylor and community representatives are offering information sessions related to earthquake recovery and residential rebuild in October.

Cycle-Powered Cinema CANCELLED

Cycle-Powered Cinema CANCELLED

Saturday, 13 September 2014 4:06 p.m. by GapFiller

Food plan for St Albans outlined

Food plan for St Albans outlined

Saturday, 13 September 2014 2:39 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

St Albans has a unique opportunity to implement a food resilience programme following the quakes but this is being undermined by a lack of willing volunteers, lack of funding and a poor relationship between CCC and the St Albans Residents’ Association (SARA).

The rebuilds Aussie angle

The rebuild's Aussie angle

Saturday, 13 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Australians, our closest neighbours, are arriving in larger numbers wanting to "avago" in the Christchurch rebuild.

CTV News - Social Housing

CTV News - Social Housing

Friday, 12 September 2014 10:32 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Red Cross

CTV News - Red Cross

Friday, 12 September 2014 10:32 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - September 12 Friday

CTV News - September 12 Friday

Friday, 12 September 2014 10:30 p.m. by MediaCTV

Council to consult residents

Council to consult residents

Friday, 12 September 2014 6:29 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Council is running a series of afternoon drop-in sessions for St Albans residents for two weeks, starting next Tuesday 16 September, to consult on the Long Term Plan the District Plan Review and information about flooding and building consents. 

Wastewater repairs to Springfield Rd

Wastewater repairs to Springfield Rd

Friday, 12 September 2014 6:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Major wastewater network repairs start on September 22 and continue for two months on Springfield Road and adjoining Radnor, Kinloch and Albany Streets. The work is likely to involve some temporary street closures.

Central City – from Monday 15th September

Central City – from Monday 15th September

Friday, 12 September 2014 2:20 p.m. by Transport4chch

Antigua Street closed between St Asaph Street and Halkett Street. Armagh Street closed between Durham Street and Colombo Street. Acesss to New Regent St or Cathedral Junction (which runs from Gloucester St through to Worcester St, along the  tram tracks), use Manchester …

Interest sought for Town Hall rebuild

Interest sought for Town Hall rebuild

Friday, 12 September 2014 11:52 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council hopes to have a better idea of the cost of conserving the quake-damaged Town Hall by early next year.

Interest sought for Town Hall rebuild

Interest sought for Town Hall rebuild

Friday, 12 September 2014 11:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council hopes to have a better idea of the cost of conserving the quake-damaged Town Hall by early next year.

How rebuilt cathedral could look

How rebuilt cathedral could look

Friday, 12 September 2014 11:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Beautiful, light, open and original

Beautiful, light, open and original

Friday, 12 September 2014 11:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Mould Issues? This is a must see.

Mould Issues? This is a must see.

Friday, 12 September 2014 10:08 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Many Cantabrians have been living in mouldy environments for the last four years. 

Council to increase social housing under new structure

Council to increase social housing under new structure

Friday, 12 September 2014 9:28 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council’s decision to lease its social housing to a separate entity will secure the service for tenants and grow it into the future, says Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck.

CBD – Available Routes Map 12th September – 17th September

CBD – Available Routes Map 12th September – 17th September

Friday, 12 September 2014 9:25 a.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    

Council seeks expressions of interest for Town Hall conservation

Council seeks expressions of interest for Town Hall conservation

Friday, 12 September 2014 9:18 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council has begun an expression of interest (EOI) process for contractors interested in tendering for the Town Hall conservation project.

Three Central City transport projects given the go-ahead for consultation

Three Central City transport projects given the go-ahead for consultation

Friday, 12 September 2014 8:11 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Christchurch City Council today gave the go-ahead to start public consultation on three concept designs for transport projects needed to support key Anchor Projects in the Central City. 

Major intersection works this weekend – Aldwins/Linwood/Buckleys Road

Major intersection works this weekend – Aldwins/Linwood/Buckleys Road

Friday, 12 September 2014 8:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that after 9am Friday 12th September major intersection work will commence until Sunday 14th September at the Aldwins/Linwood/Buckleys Road intersection.

Durham Street Closed – Saturday Sept 12th 1am – 11am

Durham Street Closed – Saturday Sept 12th 1am – 11am

Friday, 12 September 2014 7:12 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that Durham Street between Lichfield and Tuam Streets will be closed from 1am – 11am on Saturday 12th September. The closure is in place to allow for a major concrete pour for work commencing on the …

$3k scheme lures 350-plus workers to city

'$3k' scheme lures 350-plus workers to city

Friday, 12 September 2014 6:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

A scheme dangling a $3000 carrot for jobless to relocate to Canterbury for work has had a five-fold surge in takers in the past two months.

CTV News - TPA Housing

CTV News - TPA Housing

Thursday, 11 September 2014 11:08 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Tai Tapu Reserve

CTV News - Tai Tapu Reserve

Thursday, 11 September 2014 11:04 p.m. by MediaCTV

Tennis club offers juniors coaching

Tennis club offers juniors coaching

Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:25 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Will the 2030 New Zealand tennis champion come from St Albans? Who knows with weekly coaching offered to young players at the St Albans Tennis Club in Dover St and lots of practice that could happen. St Albans Tennis Club …

CTV News   Thursday 11 September

CTV News Thursday 11 September

Thursday, 11 September 2014 6:55 p.m. by MediaCTV

Concrete has proud history in Canterbury

Concrete has proud history in Canterbury

Thursday, 11 September 2014 3:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Quake fund to help community hall reopen

Quake fund to help community hall reopen

Thursday, 11 September 2014 1:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

A community hall and war memorial will be repaired after receiving almost $200,000 from the Christchurch Earthquake Mayoral Relief Fund.

Shihad: Live in Christchurch

Shihad: Live in Christchurch

Thursday, 11 September 2014 12:30 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Shihad boys Tom, Karl and Phil talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about their live performance here in Christchurch and being broadcast by Sky TV

Ali Harper: Bombshells

Ali Harper: Bombshells

Thursday, 11 September 2014 12:18 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Performer Ali Harper talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about her new production coming in October called Bombshells.

Ideas encouraged for Waimakariri red zones

Ideas encouraged for Waimakariri red zones

Thursday, 11 September 2014 11:04 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority chief executive Roger Sutton is encouraging people to have their say on the future use of the red zones in the Waimakariri District before the initial public engagement period closes later this week.

Reid Stiven discusses timeframes around CHRP

Reid Stiven discusses timeframes around CHRP

Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:38 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

We are here to help

We are here to help

Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:15 a.m. by GovtEQC

Why cant parties work together?

Why can't parties work together?

Thursday, 11 September 2014 9:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

 How is Christchurch faring? Four years after the first major earthquake shook us awake in the early hours and with another general election looming, it's time to look at the big picture again.

New Christchurch lodge to include 300 beds

New Christchurch lodge to include 300 beds

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 10:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new multimillion-dollar 300-bed backpackers in Bealey Avenue will help replace accommodation lost in the earthquakes, a developer says.

CTV News Wednesday September 10

CTV News Wednesday September 10

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 9:38 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Red Zone Sheep

CTV News - Red Zone Sheep

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 6:39 p.m. by MediaCTV

Court of appeal on automatic reinstatement

Court of appeal on automatic reinstatement

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 6:17 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

CTV News - Temple 9th September 2013

CTV News - Temple 9th September 2013

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 4:51 p.m. by MediaCTV

EQC, its expert Dick Beetham and the “copy and pasted”signature

EQC, its expert Dick Beetham and the “copy and pasted”signature

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 4:04 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

In a current High Court proceeding the engineering expert engaged by EQC, Dick Beetham from GHD Ltd, produced and enabled the filing in court what he entitled as a “joint report” by the parties’ engineers.  In fact it was not the version of the report agreed to and signed by the homeowner’s engineer.  Instead Mr Beetham had copied/cut the engineer’s signature and applied it to a different document and then enabled the document to be filed in Court represen ...

Insurer-Managed Canterbury EQ Residential Rebuild & Repair Programme Gathers Pace

Insurer-Managed Canterbury EQ Residential Rebuild & Repair Programme Gathers Pace

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 2:59 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Insurance payouts for Canterbury earthquake claims has topped $12 billion and the insurer-managed residential rebuild and repair programme is gathering pace.

Developers insurance appeal dismissed

Developers' insurance appeal dismissed

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 2:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by developers Islington Park against a High Court judgment on its insurance claims for damaged buildings at the old Islington freezing works site in Christchurch.

Grassing The Commons

Grassing The Commons

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 1:02 p.m. by GapFiller

Thanks to a gang of volunteers we rolled out the green carpet at The Commons last weekend. We’re now a step closer to our vision (to be a welcoming, ever-evolving community space. A space that connects people to their inner-city and to each other). Read more about what we’re trying to achieve here: www.thecommons.org.nz/about/ The grassing […]