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Christchurch water course plans in 2017, but red zone funding remains murky

Christchurch water course plans in 2017, but red zone funding remains murky

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 6:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The group lobbying for an international water course in Christchurch's east wants to have a proposal in front of Regenerate Christchurch in the first half of 2017.

Canterbury earthquake engineers win international honour

Canterbury earthquake engineers win international honour

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 4:39 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Two University of Canterbury (UC) earthquake engineers have been honoured at an American convention for the world-class excellence of their post-quake research assessing liquefaction hazards in Christchurch.

Crown Owned Land and Rates

Crown Owned Land and Rates

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 3:11 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

A question that has come up multiple times in the campaign has been does the government pay rates on land in the central city that it has purchased under the blueprint. The question came up again when i made a statement about the terrible state of Wilsons Carparks in the central city. The example below isnt crown owned land but there are many Wilsons Parks on crown owned land. 

Red Zone Whispers

Red Zone Whispers

Monday, 3 October 2016 8:07 p.m. by OpawahoHeathcote Popular

Whispers that announcements would come this week by Regenerate Christchurch, regarding the Red Zone, were grasped eagerly by many local and Global (Ex- Cantab) people, and none more so than the Opawaho-Heathcote River Network.

New Christchurch hotels on track to deliver almost 400 guest rooms

New Christchurch hotels on track to deliver almost 400 guest rooms

Monday, 3 October 2016 5:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Two new hotels which will open a combined total of nearly 400 rooms in central Christchurch have passed milestones.

Soup: Spring

Soup: Spring

Monday, 3 October 2016 12:46 p.m. by GapFiller

Christchurch convention centre deal: How it went pear-shaped

Christchurch convention centre deal: How it went pear-shaped

Monday, 3 October 2016 10:36 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Official documents have revealed for the first time what contributed to the soured convention centre deal between the Government and Plenary Conventions New Zealand.Treasury documents released under the Official Information Act...

The battle with EQC still rages

The battle with EQC still rages

Sunday, 2 October 2016 2:48 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

People in the North Island, quite sincerely, often ask me how we are getting on now that the earthquakes have stopped.

Tone deaf exit of EQC boss Ian Simpson hits the wrong note

Tone deaf exit of EQC boss Ian Simpson hits the wrong note

Sunday, 2 October 2016 2:45 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

In the news that Earthquake Commission (EQC) chief executive Ian Simpson would be leaving his job at the end of the year, one word shone like a beacon.

Friends of Abberley Park group being set up

Friends of Abberley Park group being set up

Sunday, 2 October 2016 1:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

A meeting to set set up a new group to look after residents’ interests in Abberley Park is being held at the St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St at 6.30pm on Monday, October 3. All welcome to attend.

FESTA 2016 releases programme of vibrant urban creativity for Labour Weekend

FESTA 2016 releases programme of vibrant urban creativity for Labour Weekend

Friday, 30 September 2016 4:35 p.m. by Festa Featured Popular

FESTA 2016 releases programme of vibrant urban creativity for Labour Weekend

Christchurch City Council to sell key Riccarton site

Christchurch City Council to sell key Riccarton site

Thursday, 29 September 2016 4:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council is selling the Riccarton site which was the subject of a failed land swap plan by mall giant Westfield.

Garry Moore: The battle with EQC still rages

Garry Moore: The battle with EQC still rages

Thursday, 29 September 2016 3:53 p.m. by MediaHerald

People in the North Island, quite sincerely, often ask me how we are getting on now that the earthquakes have stopped.

Volcanic eruption in Indonesia

Volcanic eruption in Indonesia

Thursday, 29 September 2016 2:44 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

FESTA needs the means for its headline event: reusable materials!

FESTA needs the means for its headline event: reusable materials!

Thursday, 29 September 2016 1:18 p.m. by Festa

FESTA needs the means for its headline event: reusable materials!

Regenerate Christchurch must focus on the big picture and people

Regenerate Christchurch must focus on the big picture and people

Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:58 a.m. by greeningtheredzone Popular

Regenerate Christchurch must stay focused on the big picture and people of Christchurch when planning for the Avon River red zone, says community group Greening the Red zone.

Residential red zone decisions a step closer

Residential red zone decisions a step closer

Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:55 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular


Geotech works begin towards re-opening Sumner Road

Geotech works begin towards re-opening Sumner Road

Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:33 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

Regenerate Christchurch Announcement Good News For Christchurch and Central Residents

Regenerate Christchurch Announcement Good News For Christchurch and Central Residents

Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:28 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

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First steps for Christchurch red zones announced, concrete plans yet to be made

First steps for Christchurch red zones announced, concrete plans yet to be made

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New details about the future use of Christchurch's red zone are being hailed as progress, despite no completion date or funds for the project.

Concerns raised about Christchurch convention centre deal months before partnership broke down

Concerns raised about Christchurch convention centre deal months before partnership broke down

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 8:22 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Exits plans were under way months before the Government split from its Christchurch convention centre partner.

Editorial: Tone deaf exit of EQC boss Ian Simpson hits the wrong note

Editorial: Tone deaf exit of EQC boss Ian Simpson hits the wrong note

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 5:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

In the news that Earthquake Commission (EQC) chief executive Ian Simpson would be leaving his job at the end of the year, one word shone like a beacon.

Regenerate Christchurch signals approach to residential red zone

Regenerate Christchurch signals approach to residential red zone

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 4:24 p.m. by Regenerate Featured Popular

Regenerate Christchurch has today signaled its approach for identifying the long-term use of land that has been zoned red in the Christchurch district.

EQC Chief Executive Ian Simpson is leaving EQC to take up new role

EQC Chief Executive Ian Simpson is leaving EQC to take up new role

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 11:17 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

EQC boss Ian Simpson quits

EQC boss Ian Simpson quits

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake Commission boss Ian Simpson has quit the organisation.

Shopology offers mix of designers at Christchurchs Re:Start mall

Shopology offers mix of designers at Christchurch's Re:Start mall

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 8:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new retailer called Shopology​ has moved into Christchurch's Re:Start mall in Cashel St until the end of December.

Gough family forced to cut rent on Christchurch heritage building

Gough family forced to cut rent on Christchurch heritage building

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 7:34 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Gough family have slashed the asking rent of the central Christchurch heritage building they bought a year ago in a bid to attract tenants.

New Christchurch stadium on hold, Crown waiting on council to reiterate support

New Christchurch stadium 'on hold', Crown waiting on council to reiterate support

Monday, 26 September 2016 9:22 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's new stadium is "on hold" until the city council clearly commits to funding it, Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

Concern as Christchurch Hospital parking shortage worsens

Concern as Christchurch Hospital parking shortage worsens

Monday, 26 September 2016 8:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

The battle to find a car park near Christchurch Hospital is about to worsen as the hospital rebuild intensifies and surrounding parking dwindles.

Introducing Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre

Introducing Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre

Monday, 26 September 2016 3:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Community invited to New Brighton Regeneration Hub

Community invited to New Brighton Regeneration Hub

Monday, 26 September 2016 3:10 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration

Monday, 26 September 2016 1:59 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Key managers leave SCIRT before finishing Christchurch rebuild projects

Key managers leave SCIRT before finishing Christchurch rebuild projects

Monday, 26 September 2016 10:55 a.m. by MediaHerald

An exodus of workers is becoming a problem for major infrastructure projects, with less than three months until SCIRT alliance work wraps up.

Staff leave SCIRT before finishing Christchurch rebuild projects

Staff leave SCIRT before finishing Christchurch rebuild projects

Monday, 26 September 2016 10:55 a.m. by MediaHerald

An exodus of workers is becoming a problem for major infrastructure projects, with less than three months until SCIRT alliance work wraps up.December is the deadline for about 130 infrastructure projects still to be completed by...

Staff leave SCIRT before finishing Christchurch rebuild projects

Staff leave SCIRT before finishing Christchurch rebuild projects

Monday, 26 September 2016 10:55 a.m. by MediaHerald

An exodus of workers is becoming a problem for major infrastructure projects, with less than three months until SCIRT alliance work wraps up.December is the deadline for about 130 infrastructure projects still to be completed by...

2016 Annual Public Meeting

2016 Annual Public Meeting

Monday, 26 September 2016 12:19 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The Southern Response Annual Public Meeting is coming up next month. Please see below for the details:

The Protests at the Art Gallery/CERA Headquarters March 2011…. for the record…

The Protests at the Art Gallery/CERA Headquarters March 2011…. for the record…

Sunday, 25 September 2016 9:26 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

I note that my original post for the protest at the Art gallery has been removed by the powers that be, it was less than complimentary of Minister Brownlee’s behaviour.  

New Brighton: Power to the People

New Brighton: Power to the People

Sunday, 25 September 2016 12:47 a.m. by MakingChristchurch Popular

Youth focus local elections

Youth focus local elections

Saturday, 24 September 2016 9:55 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular




Jump in Christchurch spending as central city workforce reaches critical mass

Jump in Christchurch spending as central city workforce reaches critical mass

Friday, 23 September 2016 6:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Spending in Christchurch's shops, eateries, and hotels has jumped nearly 5 per cent in the past year.

How Maori will rebuilt Christchurch look?

How Maori will rebuilt Christchurch look?

Friday, 23 September 2016 5:05 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Let's start a stroll through central Christchurch at Victoria Square. After a stoush over the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's plans to radically alter the square, a working group did a lot of talking and recommended keeping Victoria Square pretty much as it is. Paths will be modernised and widened, a punt/waka stop will be established and so forth.

The LAB – EQC’s newest sponsored exhibition opens

The LAB – EQC’s newest sponsored exhibition opens

Friday, 23 September 2016 1:32 p.m. by GovtEQC

Red Electrical are champions

Red Electrical are champions

Thursday, 22 September 2016 8:49 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Red Electrical, the colourful store at the corner of Innes Rd and Cranford St came up tops in the Champion Awards when they won the Infrastructure/Trades small enterprise section held recently. The company, which has only been in business for …

Historic Christchurch vicarage for sale after nearly 150 years

Historic Christchurch vicarage for sale after nearly 150 years

Thursday, 22 September 2016 5:30 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

One of Christchurch's oldest houses is up for sale for the first time since it was built in 1868.

‘A Walk on the Wild Side’

‘A Walk on the Wild Side’

Thursday, 22 September 2016 5:23 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

For quite a while our community have been wondering when public can have real access to the Christchurch Residential Red Zone and what is going to happen with this large tract of damaged land.

Collusion between Christchurch City Council, the EQC and insurers?

Collusion between Christchurch City Council, the EQC and insurers?

Thursday, 22 September 2016 5:21 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

Empowered Christchurch recently wrote to the Office of the Ombudsman, calling for an investigation into the practices of the Christchurch City Council since the earthquakes. An excerpt from the letter is included below.

Christchurchs edgy strategy needs a home for edgy artists

Christchurch's 'edgy' strategy needs a home for edgy artists

Thursday, 22 September 2016 5:17 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: The Christchurch City Council recently approved a new visitor strategy to transform Christchurch into an "edgy 21st century city with a difference". However, if the ongoing plans towards a new Performing Arts Precinct (PAP) are at the expense of local contemporary arts organisations, a vital contributor to those aims is missing.

$25million paid out on Feb 2016 quake claims

$25million paid out on Feb 2016 quake claims

Thursday, 22 September 2016 1:26 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

EQC sets out process for remedial requests

EQC sets out process for remedial requests

Thursday, 22 September 2016 12:22 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Thieves make off with big green bus stop

Thieves make off with big green bus stop

Thursday, 22 September 2016 12:13 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

West Coast Police are puzzled by the theft of a very obvious bright green bus stop.

EQC confirms major downsizing of Canterbury operations

EQC confirms major downsizing of Canterbury operations

Thursday, 22 September 2016 8:36 a.m. by EQCFix

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has confirmed it will slash its Canterbury workforce by about a third, but the number of remaining staff will be higher than originally thought.

EQC confirms major downsizing of Canterbury operations

EQC confirms major downsizing of Canterbury operations

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 9:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has confirmed it will slash its Canterbury workforce by about a third, but the number of remaining staff will be higher than originally thought.

Treasury report marks up Christchurch rebuild projects

Treasury report marks up Christchurch rebuild projects

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 6:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Treasury has bumped up its marks for the central Christchurch rebuild, following breakthroughs on some projects.

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziels red zone residential development proposal feasible

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel's red zone residential development proposal feasible

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 5:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel's idea to build new houses in the residential red zone is feasible, according to a land surveyor.

EQC confirms shape of smaller organisation for 2017

EQC confirms shape of smaller organisation for 2017

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 4:02 p.m. by GovtEQC

Home owners aghast at fee for Southern Response class action

Home owners aghast at fee for Southern Response class action

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 3:03 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Southern Response sinks millions of dollars into legal help

Southern Response sinks millions of dollars into legal help

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 1:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Crown-owned Southern Response has sunk millions into legal help over the past four years and been ordered to pay aggrieved homeowners hundreds of thousands of dollars.