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Roadworks signs begin to disappear

Roadworks signs begin to disappear

Monday, 26 August 2013 2:08 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

 

The bull is back . . . on loan for now

The bull is back . . . on loan for now

Monday, 26 August 2013 1:25 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

(pictured) has been brought back, courtesy of its creator internationally renowned New Zealand artist Michael Parekowhai, for the duration of the Christchurch Arts Festival which opened on Thursday last week. 

Greater diversity important for Christchurch

Greater diversity important for Christchurch

Monday, 26 August 2013 11:28 a.m. by MelanieRiwaiCouch Featured Popular

With local body elections looming we need to be thinking very seriously about how we can best make our vote count.

Cook Strait Claims Update

Cook Strait Claims Update

Monday, 26 August 2013 11:17 a.m. by GovtEQC

Quake Outcasts crack open the bubbles

Quake Outcasts crack open the bubbles

Monday, 26 August 2013 10:52 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's Quake Outcasts have had little to celebrate in the past year.

EQC Commits Contempt of Court

EQC Commits Contempt of Court

Monday, 26 August 2013 10:45 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

On 27 June, Justice Collins ordered EQC to pay the legal fees of Bryan Staples, after EQC had unnecessarily dragged him into its proceeding.  The outcome solidified my respect for the New Zealand judiciary.  EQC had clearly dragged him into the proceeding without justification and the judge ordered EQC to pay its costs.    

Stallholders wanted for Richmond Market

Stallholders wanted for Richmond Market

Monday, 26 August 2013 10:42 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular




Day Four & Five: CicLAvia, Street vendors, Lot to Spot, a photo shoot, dinner and….

Day Four & Five: CicLAvia, Street vendors, Lot to Spot, a photo shoot, dinner and….

Monday, 26 August 2013 10:17 a.m. by GapFiller

I have been a bit slack and mashed the last two days into one. What a week – we’re all so tired but with minds brimming with ideas and possibilities that most of us are not having good nights sleep. Ah well. Thursday was a less hectic day than others with only three presentations from local projects. This was followed by a shared meal where the 5 of us cooked (with the help of chefs) food from our country.

Families want flawed buildings named

Families want flawed buildings named

Monday, 26 August 2013 10:13 a.m. by MediaRNZ

A spokesperson for some families of those who died in the collapse of the CTV building in the February 2011 earthquake says it's time to name some of the buildings with similar design flaws.

SCIRT – Traffic Update from the 26 August

SCIRT – Traffic Update from the 26 August

Monday, 26 August 2013 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch


Remains one lane eastbound over the Colombo overbridge for a few more days.  
 

Reduced to two lanes northbound with no right turn onto Avonside Drive for two weeks.
 

Victoria Street past the Christchurch Casino remains southbound only for about three more weeks. 
 

Montreal Street continues to be reduced to one lane for three months.


Between Stanmore Road and McLeod Street is c ...

Community Comment

Community Comment

Monday, 26 August 2013 8:31 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Editorial: Christchurch rebuild needs more action

Editorial: Christchurch rebuild needs more action

Monday, 26 August 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

What exactly is the holdup in Christchurch? A year has passed since the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority drew up a plan for the rebuild of the city centre but nothing seems to be happening. One potential investor, the New Zealand Super Fund, has expressed its frustration. The fund's chief executive, Adrian Orr, told the last week it is keen to put money into Christchurch once they can assess what is proposed. But it was still not clear to him who has responsibility for the major ...

Outcasts win High Court battle

Outcasts win High Court battle

Monday, 26 August 2013 4:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has been handed an embarrassing defeat in the High Court over its contentious offers to buy red-zoned land from homeowners.

Outcasts win High Court battle

Outcasts win High Court battle

Monday, 26 August 2013 4:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has been handed an embarrassing defeat in the High Court over its contentious offers to buy red-zoned land from homeowners.

Electric Trams – “Horses No Longer Required”

Electric Trams – “Horses No Longer Required”

Sunday, 25 August 2013 10:24 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Christchurch was the last of the four cities to introduce electric trams, they had tried to introduce the system in 1902, but it was prior to the amalgamation of the boroughs, so with the advent of greater Christchurch and the Tramway Board being established, the work was able to be begun.

Survey shows majority satisfied with repairs

Survey shows majority satisfied with repairs

Sunday, 25 August 2013 9:19 p.m. by MediaStuff



Scrap James Hay Theatre, says conductor

Scrap James Hay Theatre, says conductor

Sunday, 25 August 2013 8:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

Scrap James Hay Theatre, says conductor

Scrap James Hay Theatre, says conductor

Sunday, 25 August 2013 8:21 p.m. by MediaStuff



Chch houses become models before demolition

Chch houses become models before demolition

Sunday, 25 August 2013 7:05 p.m. by Media3News Popular



Former Fletcher staff now compete

Former Fletcher staff now compete

Sunday, 25 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

When Bob Foster and Ron Anderson departed from Fletchers to go it alone, little did they know they would be competing with it 30 years later.

National opens nominations for Chch East By-election

National opens nominations for Chch East By-election

Sunday, 25 August 2013 2:03 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Nominations for the National Party’s candidate to contest the upcoming Christchurch East By-election open tomorrow (Monday 26 August).

Research underway into quake affected businesses

Research underway into quake affected businesses

Sunday, 25 August 2013 12:49 p.m. by MediaHerald

A study is underway into what happened to hundreds of Christchurch inner city businesses after the devastating earthquakes.The University of Canterbury project is tracking individual businesses to find out if they've relocated,...

Quake families want justice

Quake families want 'justice'

Sunday, 25 August 2013 10:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

Quake victims' families frustrated by the lack of accountability over the loss of more than 100 lives are now gearing up for legal action.

Justice precinct cost set to soar

Justice precinct cost set to soar

Sunday, 25 August 2013 9:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

The true cost of Christchurch's new Justice and Emergency Precinct will be several times higher than the $100 million figure cited by the Government, understands.

High St history in smartphone app

High St history in smartphone app

Sunday, 25 August 2013 9:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

A hi-tech multimedia remembrance website and smartphone application for Christchurch's earthquake-ravaged High St has been unveiled.

Study hopes to find former CBD businesses

Study hopes to find former CBD businesses

Sunday, 25 August 2013 1:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student is investigating what has happened to 355 businesses in Christchurch's core inner city area.

Millie Mite – ‘one of the most interesting personalities that has ever visited the Dominion’

Millie Mite – ‘one of the most interesting personalities that has ever visited the Dominion’

Saturday, 24 August 2013 11:57 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

It was a warm fair day on the 16th December 1919,  a light nor’easterly breeze was blowing through the city. Much the same weather was being experienced throughout the whole of the Dominion. The country was at the height of election fever. The Press had built a 50ft long by 27ft high results board outside their office so the thousands that were expected to gather in Cathedral Square could see the latest results from every part of New Zealand. For the first time women could be elected into ...

Mrs General Mite – ‘one of the most interesting personalities that has ever visited the Dominion’

Mrs General Mite – ‘one of the most interesting personalities that has ever visited the Dominion’

Saturday, 24 August 2013 11:57 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

It was a warm fair day on the 16th December 1919, a light nor’easterly breeze was blowing through the city. Much the same weather was being experienced throughout the whole of the Dominion.

Trust says it has financial support to save cathedral

Trust says it has financial support to save cathedral

Saturday, 24 August 2013 9:48 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Great Christchurch Buildings Trust says it's got plenty of financial support for its fight to save the quake damaged Christ Church Cathedral.

Hills Road down to one lane

Hills Road down to one lane

Saturday, 24 August 2013 9:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Don’t try heading south along Hills Road for the next month, it is down to one lane and it’s limited to northbound traffic. Detours will be in place for anyone heading south. Source:Scirt

Day 915 - housing is the issue

Day 915 - housing is the issue

Saturday, 24 August 2013 2:46 p.m. by addingtonaction

The process of getting the go ahead from the city council for the emergency storage depot at 124 Garlands Rd is going very slowly.

The Spreydon Heathcote community board voted early August 2012 for the council to find a work base for Addington Action to use for the repair programme. 124 Garlands Rd in Opawa was the only piece of land available for this purpose and a 5 year lease was signed in October.

Some things to consider.

Christchurch Town Hall plan endorsed

Christchurch Town Hall plan endorsed

Saturday, 24 August 2013 12:02 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch Town Hall is a step closer to being saved after a council committee agreed it should be fully restored.

Blog update - going into recess

Blog update - going into recess

Saturday, 24 August 2013 8:15 a.m. by avonsidechch Featured Popular

The Avonside Blog is going into recess. Why?

Day 914 - shelved again

Day 914 - shelved again

Friday, 23 August 2013 7:25 p.m. by addingtonaction

This morning Mike attended the local Community Board meeting.

10am - Don, Mike and Paul worked at 124 Garlands Rd for the day.

Paul mowed the grass which is coming away now with an early spring. Took ages because it was so thick. The new grass sown at end of Autumn has taken well. Will need another cut next week.

Mike assembled the 2nd industrial shelving unit.

Don used the power tools to cut up the plywood panels and the framing for the walkway over the services tren ...

Show me the Money!

Show me the Money!

Friday, 23 August 2013 7:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo Street Time: September 3, first session starts at 9:30 Description: Community Law Canterbury presents a guide to ACC and welfare entitlements, employment rights and resolving issues.The morning session, from 9.30am – 12.30pm focuses …

Quake victims families to meet

Quake victims' families to meet

Friday, 23 August 2013 7:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

Accountability, safety and possible legal action will be hot topics at a meeting between earthquake victims' families, police, government officials and engineering authorities.

CanCERN Newsletter #97 -  23rd August 2013

CanCERN Newsletter #97 - 23rd August 2013

Friday, 23 August 2013 4:52 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

Dear Members

Rising from the rubble - stories of High Street

Rising from the rubble - stories of High Street

Friday, 23 August 2013 4:07 p.m. by PRNews Recommended Popular

The Canterbury earthquakes irrevocably damaged Christchurch’s High Street precinct. The area’s Victorian and Edwardian streetscapes and series of lively interconnected laneways have changed forever, with a majority of its mostly masonry heritage buildings now demolished. 

Cantabrian Architectural Design Competition winner

Cantabrian Architectural Design Competition winner

Friday, 23 August 2013 3:43 p.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Richard Sellars of Nelson-based Continuum Architecture emerged as the winner of Southern Response’s architectural design competition for The Cantabrian home, organised in conjunction with the New Zealand Institute of Architects.

Faux Arcadia

Faux Arcadia

Friday, 23 August 2013 2:49 p.m. by GapFiller

Faux Arcadia is a new project for the city by local artist Michaela Cox. It consists of 10 images (including five stereograms) from Cox’s MFA (master of Fine Arts) which are mounted on the sides of buildings around the central city.  “This project is my way, as an artist, of contributing to the rebuild of [...]

Aug 23: Faux Arcadia

Aug 23: Faux Arcadia

Friday, 23 August 2013 2:49 p.m. by GapFiller

Faux Arcadia is a new project for the city by local artist Michaela Cox. It consists of 10 images (including five stereograms) from Cox’s MFA (master of Fine Arts) which are mounted on the sides of buildings around the central city.  “This project is my way, as an artist, of contributing to the rebuild of [...]

Aug, 2013: Faux Arcadia

Aug, 2013: Faux Arcadia

Friday, 23 August 2013 2:49 p.m. by GapFiller

Faux Arcadia is a new project for the city by local artist Michaela Cox. The series consists of 10 images (including five stereograms) from Cox’s MFA (master of Fine Arts) which are mounted on the sides of buildings around the central city.  “This project is my way, as an artist, of contributing to the rebuild […]

Australian firms cashing in big on rebuild

Australian firms cashing in big on rebuild

Friday, 23 August 2013 12:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Australians are cashing in big in the Canterbury rebuild.

Campaigners take Cathedral battle to Supreme Court

Campaigners take Cathedral battle to Supreme Court

Friday, 23 August 2013 12:37 p.m. by MediaHerald

Campaigners battling to save the earthquake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral have taken their case to the highest court in the country.The Court of Appeal last month ruled that demolition of the building could go ahead. But the bulldozers...

Why Health & Safety?

Why Health & Safety?

Friday, 23 August 2013 12:37 p.m. by H&S Matt

 

CBD – Available Routes Map – 24th – 30th August

CBD – Available Routes Map – 24th – 30th August

Friday, 23 August 2013 12:15 p.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly and is available via our website and The Press newspaper on Saturdays. Please click here to download the network map – Available Routes Map.

Manchester Street northbound detour from 26 August

Manchester Street northbound detour from 26 August

Friday, 23 August 2013 12:10 p.m. by Transport4chch

Northbound road users will be detoured from Manchester Street onto Peterborough, Colombo Street and Salisbury Street back onto Manchester from Monday 26 August. The detour is in place while works are carried out at the intersection of Salisbury Street and …

Motorists reminded to give way on Curletts Road roundabout

Motorists reminded to give way on Curletts Road roundabout

Friday, 23 August 2013 11:43 a.m. by Transport4chch

A number of minor crashes on the Curletts Road roundabout on State Highway 75, near the onramp to the Christchurch Southern Motorway has prompted the NZ Transport Agency to remind motorists of the need to give way to all vehicles …

Three preschools on below standard list

Three preschools on below standard list

Friday, 23 August 2013 11:41 a.m. by MediaStuff

More than 200 Christchurch buildings do not reach the Government's new earthquake building standards policy, including at least three occupied preschools - and assessments are only 14 per cent of the way there.

Australian firms cashing in big on rebuild

Australian firms cashing in big on rebuild

Friday, 23 August 2013 11:29 a.m. by MediaStuff

Australians are cashing in big in the Canterbury rebuild.

Australian firms cashing in big on rebuild

Australian firms cashing in big on rebuild

Friday, 23 August 2013 11:29 a.m. by MediaThePress

Australians are cashing in big in the Canterbury rebuild.

Disaster experts say this week is critical for Wellington companies

Disaster experts say this week is critical for Wellington companies

Friday, 23 August 2013 9:31 a.m. by PRNews

A team of University of Canterbury (UC) disaster experts say this week is critical for businesses in Wellington and Marlborough.

Christchurch could become a state of the art cycle-friendly city

Christchurch could become a state of the art cycle-friendly city

Friday, 23 August 2013 9:30 a.m. by PRNews Popular

A University of Canterbury (UC) transport expert believes Christchurch could become a state of the art cycle-friendly city.

New Park Offers respite in Victoria Street

New Park Offers respite in Victoria Street

Friday, 23 August 2013 9:25 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

A new mini-park in Victoria Street offers a place of respite where people can contemplate poems that reflect on the character and culture of the street.

Avonside photography project – Official opening of Thx 4 the Memories

Avonside photography project – Official opening of Thx 4 the Memories

Friday, 23 August 2013 8:27 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Yesterday was the official opening of the Avonside photography project