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Japanese PM pays tribute to quake victims

Japanese PM pays tribute to quake victims

Monday, 7 July 2014 3:49 p.m. by Media3News

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid a wreath of white flowers at Christchurch's CTV Building site this afternoon.

Forum presentation

Forum presentation

Monday, 7 July 2014 3:38 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Some of you have requested a copy of the presentation.

Work begins on new Halswell Library and Community Facility

Work begins on new Halswell Library and Community Facility

Monday, 7 July 2014 3:30 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Madras Street closed today – 3pm – 5pm  – consider alternative routes

Madras Street closed today – 3pm – 5pm – consider alternative routes

Monday, 7 July 2014 3:06 p.m. by Transport4chch

The following roads will be closed today between 3pm – 5pm for the official visit of the Japanese Prime Minister Madras Street (between Lichfield and Worcester Streets) Hereford Street (between Latimer Square and 237 Hereford Street) Cashel Street (Liverpool St …

Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation announcement

Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation announcement

Monday, 7 July 2014 1:13 p.m. by GovtCCDU

Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation announcement - Minister Gerry Brownlee - 7 July 2014

1100 civil servants to move into CBD

1100 civil servants to move into CBD

Monday, 7 July 2014 12:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

More than 1000 government staff will work in central Christchurch by 2016, dispelling the notion of a ''doughnut effect'' in the city, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today.

Politics Monday 7 July 14

Politics Monday 7 July 14

Monday, 7 July 2014 12:34 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch talks to Labour MP Clayton Cosgrove and National MP Nicky Wagner about local issues.

CBD gaps filling fast as Crown returns

CBD gaps filling fast as Crown returns

Monday, 7 July 2014 11:52 a.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Release: New Zealand Government

New Brighton Road one way only between Bassett & Stour Drive – now starting week of 14 July

New Brighton Road one way only between Bassett & Stour Drive – now starting week of 14 July

Monday, 7 July 2014 11:13 a.m. by Transport4chch

This work has been delayed until the week of 14th July. New Brighton Road will  only be open to eastbound road users between Bassett/Avondale roundabout to Stour Drive. Westbound road users will be detoured via Stour Drive – Vivian St …

New Brighton Road one way only between Bassett & Stour Drive – starting week of 14 July

New Brighton Road one way only between Bassett & Stour Drive – starting week of 14 July

Monday, 7 July 2014 11:13 a.m. by Transport4chch

Starting in the week of 14th July. New Brighton Road will  only be open to eastbound road users between Bassett/Avondale roundabout to Stour Drive. Westbound road users will be detoured via Stour Drive – Vivian St – Reginald St. The one …

Port Lyttelton - Now and the Plan

Port Lyttelton - Now and the Plan

Monday, 7 July 2014 9:46 a.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

This weekend we were lucky enough to be able to take a walk around the port to talk about the damage and the plans that are underway to rebuild.

Park Tce – now two-way between Kilmore and Armagh

Park Tce – now two-way between Kilmore and Armagh

Monday, 7 July 2014 7:34 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that Park Tce is now open to two-way traffic between Kilmore and Armagh Streets.

CTOC launching Twitter this week

CTOC launching Twitter this week

Monday, 7 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

To keep pace with increasing social media use, the Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) is launching a trial twitter feed this week to help keep road users up-to-date on what’s happening on the roads. CTOC Traveller Information team leader, Sonia Pollard, …

CTOC Twitter launched this week

CTOC Twitter launched this week

Monday, 7 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

To keep pace with increasing social media use, the Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) is launching a trial twitter feed this week to help keep road users up-to-date on what’s happening on the roads. CTOC Traveller Information team leader, Sonia Pollard, …

CTOC Twitter launched

CTOC Twitter launched

Monday, 7 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

To keep pace with increasing social media use, the Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) is trialing a twitter feed to help keep road users up-to-date on what’s happening on the roads. CTOC Traveller Information team leader, Sonia Pollard, says recent …

Keeping Chch Moving 4th July 2014

Keeping Chch Moving 4th July 2014

Sunday, 6 July 2014 7:32 p.m. by MediaCTV

Family funds aid Gough project

Family funds aid Gough project

Friday, 4 July 2014 11:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Property developer Antony Gough has raided his big brother's piggy bank to help fund The Terrace development in central Christchurch.

Implosion likely for police station

Implosion likely for police station

Friday, 4 July 2014 11:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's former police station may be brought down with explosives.

Mixed use tipped for old Press site

Mixed use tipped for old Press site

Friday, 4 July 2014 11:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

A mix of apartments, offices, shops and hospitality looks the most likely use for the old Press building site in Christchurch's Cathedral Square.

Raewyns courage inspires TV show

Raewyn's courage inspires TV show

Friday, 4 July 2014 11:21 p.m. by MediaStuff

Raewyn Iketau is a survivor.

CTV News Friday 04 July

CTV News Friday 04 July

Friday, 4 July 2014 7:27 p.m. by MediaCTV

At the changing of the guard – welcoming new faces, farewelling old

At the changing of the guard – welcoming new faces, farewelling old

Friday, 4 July 2014 5:16 p.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

Change is good and Greening the Rubble has seen a few changes just recently! At our recent strategy meeting it was time to reflect on the year just past, and to look ahead and plan the future. At that meeting our project co-ordinator Rachael Annan announced her resignation, which we accepted with regret.

Excess Refunds

Excess Refunds

Friday, 4 July 2014 4:44 p.m. by SouthernResponse

CTOC launching Twitter next week

CTOC launching Twitter next week

Friday, 4 July 2014 3:54 p.m. by Transport4chch

To keep pace with increasing social media use, the Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) is launching a trial twitter feed in the next week to help keep road users up-to-date on what’s happening on the roads.   

CNEWS Week in review - Saturday 05 July

CNEWS Week in review - Saturday 05 July

Friday, 4 July 2014 3:43 p.m. by MediaCTV

A dispatch from the front line

A dispatch from the front line

Friday, 4 July 2014 3:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

This week, I leave Southern Response after six months as communications manager. Since letting people know of my impending departure, I've had questions from friends, acquaintances, media and a range of others on why and what was wrong.

Montreal Street – Railway Crossing Closed SUNDAY

Montreal Street – Railway Crossing Closed SUNDAY

Friday, 4 July 2014 3:14 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that on Sunday 6th July from 7am until 7pm the railway crossing on Montreal Street between Brougham Street and Moorhouse Ave will be closed for repairs. While the closure is in place the following detours will …

The Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation initiative

The Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation initiative

Friday, 4 July 2014 2:44 p.m. by GovtCCDU

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 10 September 2013, the Crown has successfully negotiated with the private sector to tenant four developments in or in close proximity to the Retail Precinct, joining Inland Revenue which is already located there.

Insurers must stay the course on house repairs

Insurers must stay the course on house repairs

Friday, 4 July 2014 12:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

Hope and Wire divides viewers

Hope and Wire divides viewers

Friday, 4 July 2014 11:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

Grating. Shameful. Emotional. Moving.

IPENZ Disciplinary hearing to continue despite resignation

IPENZ Disciplinary hearing to continue despite resignation

Friday, 4 July 2014 9:30 a.m. by PRNews

Release: IPENZ

Natural Environment Recovery Programme progress

Natural Environment Recovery Programme progress

Friday, 4 July 2014 9:16 a.m. by GovtECAN

At a forum in Christchurch last night, many of those who helped develop the Natural Environment Recovery Programme for greater Christchurch  learned more about the considerable progress being made across the 17 workstreams that make up the programme.

A Dispatch from the front line

A Dispatch from the front line

Friday, 4 July 2014 8:57 a.m. by SamFisher Featured Popular

This week I leave Southern Response after six months as Communication Manager. Since letting people know I've had questions from friends, acquaintances, media and a range of others on why, and what was wrong?  Southern Response weren’t overjoyed with me writing my thoughts here but stressed as an open organisation it was up to me.

Hope and Wire like punch to stomach

Hope and Wire like punch to stomach

Friday, 4 July 2014 8:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

I watched with an open mind, but the first time I saw Hope and Wire I felt as if I'd been punched in the stomach.

Doco style saps Hope and Wire of potency

Doco style saps Hope and Wire of potency

Friday, 4 July 2014 7:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

Veracity, veracity and more veracity. Everybody in Canterbury has their earthquake stories and Gaylene Preston has gone to considerable lengths to absorb them into her drama, Hope and Wire (TV3, 8.30pm, Thursday).

Central City – from Monday 7th July

Central City – from Monday 7th July

Friday, 4 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Hopes dashed as Harding resigns

Hopes dashed as Harding resigns

Friday, 4 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Hopes that there might be accountability for the CTV building collapse are fading after its designer quit the industry's professional body days before a disciplinary hearing, a victim's father says.

Housing shortage may worsen

Housing shortage 'may worsen'

Friday, 4 July 2014 12:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's housing crisis may get worse before it gets better, Treasury officials have told the Government.

Orana Wildlife Park Autopsy

Orana Wildlife Park Autopsy

Friday, 4 July 2014 12:12 a.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch Homeless Update

Christchurch Homeless Update

Friday, 4 July 2014 12:12 a.m. by MediaCTV

Labour Heritage Announcement

Labour Heritage Announcement

Friday, 4 July 2014 12:10 a.m. by MediaCTV

Hope and Wire delivers solid drama

Hope and Wire delivers solid drama

Thursday, 3 July 2014 10:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

When a character in Shortland Street went to Christchurch to meet his father, the film-makers created a Christchurch park by getting several skinheads to stand around in an Auckland park.

Concern over CTV engineers resignation

Concern over CTV engineer's resignation

Thursday, 3 July 2014 6:33 p.m. by MediaHerald

Building and Construction Minister Nick Smith is "disappointed and concerned" by the structural engineer behind the ill-fated CTV Building's decision to resign from the industry professional body just a week before facing a disciplinary hearing.

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.