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One last chance to heed this advice

One last chance to heed this advice

Monday, 6 June 2016 5:33 p.m. by BarnabyBennett Featured Popular

At the end this piece you will find the text of a letter sent to the Prime Minister in November 2011.  A further 3 pages of explanatory notes were appended to the letter.

Christchurch City Council wants more good-looking fences and billboards

Christchurch City Council wants more good-looking fences and billboards

Sunday, 5 June 2016 8:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

A scheme to brighten up Christchurch's construction sites will likely be extended, despite poor uptake of a city council rebate programme.

Once pristine Christchurch property severely flooded after 90 tonnes of silt removed

Once pristine Christchurch property severely flooded after 90 tonnes of silt removed

Sunday, 5 June 2016 7:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Three days before the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, Nick Allen finished building his kids a new playground in their lush green backyard.

Christchurch educator Jacqueline Duncan receives special honour

Christchurch educator Jacqueline Duncan receives special honour

Sunday, 5 June 2016 12:50 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Jacqueline Duncan knew exactly what to do when the earth started moving under her feet.

Big plans to rescue Christchurchs lower High St

Big plans to rescue Christchurch's lower High St

Friday, 3 June 2016 8:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Experienced property developers are stepping in to help rescue lower High St, the last block of central Christchurch still closed since the earthquakes.

June/July edition of St Albans News

June/July edition of St Albans News

Friday, 3 June 2016 1:07 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Christchurch City Council has come up with a fresh design for a permanent St Albans Community Centre that includes a courtyard and wants feedback from residents on the plan. 

Christchurch sculpture that fell off cliff unearthed after five years under rubble

Christchurch sculpture that fell off cliff unearthed after five years under rubble

Thursday, 2 June 2016 7:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

A sculpture that fell off a cliff in the June 2011 Christchurch earthquakes has been unearthed after five years under rubble.

Third strike for Brownlee from Treasury

Third strike for Brownlee from Treasury

Thursday, 2 June 2016 1:21 p.m. by MeganWoods Popular

Release: New Zealand Labour Party

Gerry Brownlee says change to Otakaros purpose no big deal, calls Labour deluded

Gerry Brownlee says change to Otakaro's purpose no big deal, calls Labour 'deluded'

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 7:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Gerry Brownlee has labelled the opposition "deluded" for questioning changes that alter the purpose of the Crown-owned company charged with delivering anchor projects in Christchurch.

Gerry Brownlee says change to Otakaros purpose no big deal, calls Labour deluded

Gerry Brownlee says change to Otakaro's purpose no big deal, calls Labour 'deluded'

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 7:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

Gerry Brownlee has labelled the opposition "deluded" for questioning changes that alter the purpose of the Crown-owned company charged with delivering anchor projects in Christchurch.

Radical $3 million transformation for damaged Christchurch cliff Deans Head

Radical $3 million transformation for damaged Christchurch cliff Deans Head

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 6:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Deans Head is about to undergo a radical transformation to make the earthquake-damaged cliff safe.

Convention centre weighing down Christchurchs CBD recovery - Treasury

Convention centre weighing down Christchurch's CBD recovery - Treasury

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 5:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's convention centre has been further delayed and is unlikely to be up and running before April 2019, a Treasury report shows.

EQC liabilities drag on because of land claim delays

EQC liabilities drag on because of land claim delays

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

The value of Canterbury's outstanding Earthquake Commission (EQC) claims is far greater than the Government previously budgeted for.

Otakaro Orchard shows a community-led city is possible

Otakaro Orchard shows a community-led city is possible

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 12:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: This year I've had the privilege and challenge of working at the heart of what I consider to be one of the most exciting projects happening in the Christchurch city centre. The – Christchurch's first edible park and urban food hub – is a fundamentally different development to most happening in the city.

Tannery developer seeks ratepayer support for $400k Heathcote bridge and wharf

Tannery developer seeks ratepayer support for $400k Heathcote bridge and wharf

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 8:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch developer Alasdair​ Cassels plans to spend $400,000 on a new bridge and wharf on the Heathcote River and hopes the council will provide $50,000 in support.

Slope Stability Drop In Session

Slope Stability Drop In Session

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 1:01 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

A NEW SCHOOL IS COMING, MAKE IT YOURS

A NEW SCHOOL IS COMING, MAKE IT YOURS

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 12:35 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

    “We’ll know we’ve succeeded if we can create a school which physically expresses the values and dreams of our families.”   – Richard Edmundson Principal, Linwood College   […]

New concept Farmers store for central Christchurch

New concept Farmers store for central Christchurch

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 12:16 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Farmers department store will open a specialist homewares outlet on Moorhouse Ave at the edge of central Christchurch.

Calls to extend Christchurch tram past Dux on Poplar Lane

Calls to extend Christchurch tram past Dux on Poplar Lane

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 11:10 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Residents, developers and a tourism group want Christchurch's trams to run down Poplar Lane.

BUCHAN UNVEILS NEW CHRISTCHURCH OFFICE AT 144 KILMORE

BUCHAN UNVEILS NEW CHRISTCHURCH OFFICE AT 144 KILMORE

Monday, 30 May 2016 4:17 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Global architectural, interior and graphic design firm The Buchan Group has relocated its new Christchurch office to 144 Kilmore Street, a building it also designed.

Southern Response & Missing DRA’s

Southern Response & Missing DRA’s

Monday, 30 May 2016 1:48 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

People that settled with Southern Response based on an Arrow Detailed Repair/Rebuild Analysis (“DRA”) may have claims against Southern Response under the Fair Trading Act where the settlement sum was based on a DRA, but Southern Response did not disclose that it had other DRA’s with a greater sum that included extra components/allowances that were part of a rebuild cost.  Concerned insureds need to act quickly by reason of limitation issues.  Check whether the DRA settled on ha ...

New St Albans community centre design out for public to have a say

New St Albans community centre design out for public to have a say

Monday, 30 May 2016 12:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

The plan for the new St Albans Community Centre in Colombo St north is open for public comment before the final design gets the nod.

Changes to the constitution to Otakaro Ltd

Changes to the constitution to Otakaro Ltd

Monday, 30 May 2016 10:05 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Of concern in the past week is that Ministers English and Brownlee have just changed the purpose of Otakaro Limited which has been developed post CERA to do the governments work. The change in the purpose effectively gives Otakaro Limited the power to act against the Regenerate Christchurch regeneration plans if the financial return to the government isn't good enough. 

Government continues to invest in school property in Canterbury

Government continues to invest in school property in Canterbury

Monday, 30 May 2016 9:52 a.m. by GovtMOE Popular

 

First look at the new QEII

First look at the new QEII

Monday, 30 May 2016 9:26 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

Hearings panel recommends partial sale of QEII Park land

Hearings panel recommends partial sale of QEII Park land

Monday, 30 May 2016 9:19 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Hearings panel recommends partial sale of QEII Park land to Ministry of Education

Historic telescope will return stargazing to city

Historic telescope will return stargazing to city

Monday, 30 May 2016 9:16 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury (UC) Foundation charity aims to bring back a piece of Christchurch’s astronomical heritage by restoring the Townsend Teece Telescope to the city centre.

2000 Waimakariri properties at high risk of flood in natural hazards maps

2000 Waimakariri properties at 'high risk' of flood in natural hazards maps

Monday, 30 May 2016 8:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

More than 2000 North Canterbury properties have been classed as being at "high risk" of flooding in a new .

2700 Waimakariri properties at high risk of flood in natural hazards maps

2700 Waimakariri properties at 'high risk' of flood in natural hazards maps

Monday, 30 May 2016 8:17 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

About 2700 North Canterbury properties have been classed as being at "high risk" of flooding in a new .

Superette among new stores for ANZ Centre in Christchurch retail precinct

Superette among new stores for ANZ Centre in Christchurch retail precinct

Monday, 30 May 2016 7:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

Three new tenants including Kiwi fashion store Superette will open stores in the new ANZ Centre in Christchurch's retail precinct.

February new date for The Terrace

February new date for The Terrace

Friday, 27 May 2016 8:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

The first building in Christchurch's stop-start riverfront development The Terrace should be finished by next February.

Spend on convention centre hits $16 million

Spend on convention centre hits $16 million

Friday, 27 May 2016 5:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has spent about $16 million trying to get Christchurch's convention centre off the ground, Budget documents show.

Canterburys best buildings: Regional architecture award winners announced

Canterbury's best buildings: Regional architecture award winners announced

Friday, 27 May 2016 3:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

An architectural judge says conservative Christchurch needs to be bolder to create an exceptional city.

Southern Response class action hopes to return to High Court

Southern Response class action hopes to return to High Court

Friday, 27 May 2016 3:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

A group of about 50 Canterbury homeowners hope to return to the High Court to state their case again insurer Southern Response.

Mag 7 earthquake occurring underneath Capital since 2013

Mag 7 earthquake occurring underneath Capital since 2013

Friday, 27 May 2016 3:05 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Concept design of new $36.5m QEII rec centre released

Concept design of new $36.5m QEII rec centre released

Friday, 27 May 2016 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction of Christchurch's new $36.5 million QEII recreation and sport centre will start  in October.

Helen Dawson, 86, waiting for second-time foundation fix for Christchurch home

Helen Dawson, 86, waiting for second-time foundation fix for Christchurch home

Friday, 27 May 2016 1:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

When a truck drives past, Helen Dawson's home shudders.

Christchurch council panel recommends sale of QEII Park land to Ministry of Education

Christchurch council panel recommends sale of QEII Park land to Ministry of Education

Friday, 27 May 2016 11:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch City Council hearings panel has recommended the sale of QEII Park land to the Ministry of Education.

Christchurch bowling hall destroyed by earthquake and fire gets council loan

Christchurch bowling hall destroyed by earthquake and fire gets council loan

Thursday, 26 May 2016 10:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

After an "unfortunate series of events", a Christchurch bowling hall will finally reopen its doors.

Art for Arts (Centres) sake

Art for Arts (Centre's) sake

Thursday, 26 May 2016 9:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

An artistic donation has given a boost to the quest to rebuild a long-lost architectural piece of Christchurch's Arts Centre.

New $35m Sebel hotel and offices for Christchurchs Victoria St

New $35m Sebel hotel and offices for Christchurch's Victoria St

Thursday, 26 May 2016 6:09 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch is to get a new luxury apartment hotel, and it is already for sale.

EQC on Fair Go

EQC on Fair Go

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 6:46 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

New $35m hotel and offices for central Christchurch

New $35m hotel and offices for central Christchurch

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 6:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is to get a new luxury apartment hotel, and it is already for sale.

Arts Centre announces tenant for former Le Cafe site

Arts Centre announces tenant for former Le Cafe site

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 1:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

The new tenant for the former Le Cafe space at the Christchurch Arts Centre will open its restaurant in September.

Workshop on new methods for assessing earthquake hazard

Workshop on new methods for assessing earthquake hazard

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 1:03 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Earthquake measuring 4.2 hits Hawkes Bay

Earthquake measuring 4.2 hits Hawke's Bay

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 8:53 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Temporary projects, permanent impact

Temporary projects, permanent impact

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 3:15 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

Christchurch City Councils $100m funding to smooth bumpy roads

Christchurch City Council's $100m funding to 'smooth bumpy roads'

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 5:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council is vowing to fix Christchurch's bumpy roads after shortcomings in the infrastructure repair programme.

Residential Rebuild Slows As Insurers Continue To Delay

Residential Rebuild Slows As Insurers Continue To Delay

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:46 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants Featured Popular

Residential Rebuild Slows As Insurers Continue To Delay Settlements

Appeal to Attorney-General to extend limitation period

Appeal to Attorney-General to extend limitation period

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:43 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

Law academic and community groups appeal for Government action

Aranui celebrates the opening of new community centre

Aranui celebrates the opening of new community centre

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:38 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Crowds gathered to celebrate the opening of the new Aranui Wainoni Community Centre, which will provide a place for the local community to once again gather for cultural, recreational and educational activities and events.

Terms of Reference to be agreed for second peer review of Coastal Hazards Report

Terms of Reference to be agreed for second peer review of Coastal Hazards Report

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:20 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council will be asked to agree to Terms of Reference for the second peer review of the Coastal Hazard Assessment Report (Tonkin & Taylor Ltd 2015) at its Council meeting next Thursday.

Name wanted for the Sumner Library, Community Centre and Museum

Name wanted for the Sumner Library, Community Centre and Museum

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:16 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is encouraging people with creative ideas to suggest a name for the new Sumner Library, Community Centre and Museum.