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Council implements accreditation plan

Council implements accreditation plan

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 2:48 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is confident it can address concerns raised in a report by International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) on its building consent processes.

Christchurch - what we see and what we feel

Christchurch - what we see and what we feel

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 11:45 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Last week I asked a question on Facebook: What one word comes to mind right now when you think about Christchurch?

Helicopter Only Option For Whitewash Heads Demolition

Helicopter Only Option For Whitewash Heads Demolition

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 11:06 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The first helicopter-assisted residential demolition will get underway this week after months of planning and evaluation of potential options.  

Traffic signals switched on at Marshland/Prestons Rd intersection

Traffic signals switched on at Marshland/Prestons Rd intersection

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 10:27 a.m. by Transport4chch

Traffic signals are now operational at the intersection of Marshland Road and Prestons Road following work to upgrade the intersection, including widening the roadway to accommodate more lanes.  

Up and away: Waste wings its way off cliffs

Up and away: Waste wings its way off cliffs

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

More than 100 tonnes of building waste are being airlifted off the Port Hills as part of Christchurch's first helicopter-assisted demolition.

Hotspots spark fails to reignite

Hotspot's spark fails to reignite

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Sol Square is becoming a black hole in Christchurch's recovering central city.

Filipino carpenters rely on charity to get by

Filipino carpenters rely on charity to get by

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A group of Filipino carpenters recruited to work in Christchurch's rebuild had no work when they arrived and had to rely on charity to get by.

Lynched - Monday August 4

Lynched - Monday August 4

Monday, 4 August 2014 9:05 p.m. by ChrisLynch

CTV News   Monday 04 August

CTV News Monday 04 August

Monday, 4 August 2014 7:07 p.m. by MediaCTV

Chopper aids difficult demolition

Chopper aids difficult demolition

Monday, 4 August 2014 3:58 p.m. by Media3News

 

EQC supporting school visits to Te Papa

EQC supporting school visits to Te Papa

Monday, 4 August 2014 3:39 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Mt Pleasant News 29 July 2014

Mt Pleasant News 29 July 2014

Monday, 4 August 2014 2:15 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Community centre landscape meeting – this Sat morn. 

Madras/St Asaph Street changes from Tuesday 5th August – DELAYS

Madras/St Asaph Street changes from Tuesday 5th August – DELAYS

Monday, 4 August 2014 1:45 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from tomorrow St Asaph Street will be down to one lane at the Colombo Street intersection. 

Ground Breaking Planting in Christchurch

Ground Breaking Planting in Christchurch

Monday, 4 August 2014 1:44 p.m. by PRNews

Release: Sumner Community Garden

CTV News Friday 1 August

CTV News Friday 1 August

Monday, 4 August 2014 12:19 p.m. by MediaCTV

Council to give asbestos DIY advice

Council to give asbestos DIY advice

Monday, 4 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Do-it-yourself homeowners will be targeted by a new campaign aimed at encouraging the safe removal of building materials containing asbestos.

Permanent community facility for St Albans

Permanent community facility for St Albans

Monday, 4 August 2014 12:50 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Rumours have been floating around St Albans for some weeks that the Christchurch City Council is planning to sell off land at 1049 Colombo Street and Caledonian Road and build a community facility instead at 43a Edgeware Road (also owned by the Council). 

Learning to play game of claims

Learning to play game of claims

Saturday, 2 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

You can't fight them if you don't understand them, says long-time insurance professional Peter MacLeod.

Christchurch facing huge financial black hole

Christchurch facing huge financial black hole

Friday, 1 August 2014 7:06 p.m. by MediaOneNews

Christchurch ratepayers are facing a potential billion dollar black hole according to a new report.

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Friday, 1 August 2014 5:38 p.m. by GovtEQC

New city sculpture for Christchurch

New city sculpture for Christchurch

Friday, 1 August 2014 2:24 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

 

Not about looks for Hottest Tradie

'Not about looks' for Hottest Tradie

Friday, 1 August 2014 1:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Stacy Rush was unsure about being entered in an online competition but the 25-year-old ''really got into it'' after a while.

Shoddy repairs in CHCH will create problems

Shoddy repairs in CHCH will create problems

Friday, 1 August 2014 12:44 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Lawyers in Christchurch say a building crisis – that could be as widespread as the leaky homes issue – is looming in the city as more and more evidence of shoddy repair jobs makes its way into court. http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/20143310/shoddy-repairs-in-chch-will-create-problems  

Christchurch City Council releases Cameron Partners report

Christchurch City Council releases Cameron Partners report

Friday, 1 August 2014 11:43 a.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council today released a milestone report on options for managing the financial challenges and maximising the opportunities arising from the earthquakes.

Gerry Brownlee commends council on frugality needed to save Christchurch

Gerry Brownlee commends council on frugality needed to save Christchurch

Friday, 1 August 2014 11:05 a.m. by MediaOneNews

Gerry Brownlee has commended the Christchurch City Council for having the courage to put unpalatable but prudent options on the table.

Christchurch City has the Government’s support

Christchurch City has the Government’s support

Friday, 1 August 2014 10:06 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

$400m assets sale needed to save Christchurch

$400m assets sale needed to save Christchurch

Friday, 1 August 2014 10:04 a.m. by MediaOneNews

The mayor of Christchurch has confirmed that $400 million of the city's assets will need to be sold to make ends meet.

Christchurch City Councils $900m black hole

Christchurch City Council's $900m black hole

Friday, 1 August 2014 9:35 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch City Council has revealed today that it faces a funding black hole of up to $900 million to help rebuild the earthquake-wrecked city, and is set to start public consultation on "at least a partial" sale of its assets.

Central City – from Monday 4th August

Central City – from Monday 4th August

Friday, 1 August 2014 8:55 a.m. by Transport4chch

Antigua Street one way northbound only between Moorhouse Ave and Halkett Street. Armagh Street westbound only between Barbadoes Street and Madras Street. Madras Street down to one lane from St Asaph to Lichfield Street. Peterborough Street between Madras Street and Manchester Street closed. …

CBD – Available Routes Map 1st August – 8th August

CBD – Available Routes Map 1st August – 8th August

Friday, 1 August 2014 8:40 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    

Christchurch may have to sell assets - Mayor

Christchurch may have to sell assets - Mayor

Friday, 1 August 2014 8:38 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch City Council is considering a $400 million sell-off of its capital assets as it deals with crushing financial losses.

Christchurch council makes Lyttelton Port buyout bid

Christchurch council makes Lyttelton Port buyout bid

Friday, 1 August 2014 8:38 a.m. by Media3News

CCC has announced a plan to takeover Lyttelton Port just hours after revealing a massive funding shortfall.

Report due into funding Christchurch rebuild

Report due into funding Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 1 August 2014 5:24 a.m. by MediaOneNews

The cash-strapped Christchurch City Council will reveal a report today that details how it can make ends meet.

Up to 3000 EQC claims to wait until next year

Up to 3000 EQC claims to wait until next year

Friday, 1 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A few thousand building claims will not be settled until next year, but complex land claims remain the biggest test for the Earthquake Commission (EQC), chief executive Ian Simpson says.

CTV News   Thursday 31 July

CTV News Thursday 31 July

Thursday, 31 July 2014 7:39 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch Building Consents.. sigh..

Christchurch Building Consents.. sigh..

Thursday, 31 July 2014 6:15 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

So…. whats new in High Street.   

EQC confirms repairs into 2015

EQC confirms repairs into 2015

Thursday, 31 July 2014 4:38 p.m. by FletcherEQR

Council approves cycleways projects

Council approves cycleways projects

Thursday, 31 July 2014 4:14 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Council has given the go-ahead for final design and construction to begin on sections of the Major Cycleways routes.

Council approves cycleways projects

Council approves cycleways projects

Thursday, 31 July 2014 4:13 p.m. by Transport4chch

The Christchurch City Council has given the go-ahead for final design and construction to begin on sections of the Major Cycleways routes. Elected members today approved three projects that will improve safety and go on to form part of the …

Extension for red zone property owners in the Port Hills

Extension for red zone property owners in the Port Hills

Thursday, 31 July 2014 3:14 p.m. by GovtCera Recommended Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Chief Executive Roger Sutton has announced an extension of almost six months for the owners of eligible Residential Red Zone properties in the Port Hills to consider a Crown offer to purchase their properties.

Public say planned for Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub

Public say planned for Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub

Thursday, 31 July 2014 3:10 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Residents will soon have a say on plans for a sports hub at the Ngā Puna Wai Reserve in southwest Christchurch.

Flood-prone may get cash to lift homes

Flood-prone may get cash to lift homes

Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

The city council is considering giving flood-prone property owners up to $20,000 towards the cost of raising their homes as an interim measure to protect them from flooding.

Dr Alistair Humphrey speaks to Chris Lynch

Dr Alistair Humphrey speaks to Chris Lynch

Thursday, 31 July 2014 11:49 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey speaks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about issues affecting Cantabrians.

City-building after Disaster in Christchurch

City-building after Disaster in Christchurch

Thursday, 31 July 2014 11:31 a.m. by PRNews Popular

House builders warned of shoddy work

House builders warned of shoddy work

Thursday, 31 July 2014 10:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

House builders have been warned against risking shoddy workmanship as Canterbury becomes the construction capital of New Zealand.

Red-zone aim was not land clearance

Red-zone aim 'was not land clearance'

Thursday, 31 July 2014 10:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's red-zone offers were designed to "allow people to take control of their own lives", not force them off their land, a court has heard.

EQC settles 85 per cent of Canterbury building claims

EQC settles 85 per cent of Canterbury building claims

Thursday, 31 July 2014 10:16 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Expo aims to boost Christchurch rebuild

Expo aims to boost Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 31 July 2014 9:57 a.m. by Media3News

The Canterbury rebuild will be the focus of attention at today's DesignEX event in Christchurch.

Triple celebration for Lyttelton Tunnel

Triple celebration for Lyttelton Tunnel

Thursday, 31 July 2014 9:52 a.m. by Transport4chch

Lyttelton Tunnel will next month celebrate its 50th birthday, the opening of the new tunnel control building and national recognition for its engineering heritage with a community event that will include the rare opportunity to walk through the tunnel. The …

$6.8b paid out to Canterbury quake claims

$6.8b paid out to Canterbury quake claims

Thursday, 31 July 2014 9:47 a.m. by MediaHerald

Eighty-five percent of Canterbury claims have been settled by the Earthquake Commission, which has paid out $6.8 billion in settlements.Claims on 143,900 properties had been resolved, EQC chief executive Ian Simpson said."Of the...

Lakes End homestead back on solid ground

Lakes End homestead back on solid ground

Thursday, 31 July 2014 7:31 a.m. by Media3News

A 105-year-old homestead has found a new home after being moved from Christchurch's red zone.

I like your form

I like your form

Thursday, 31 July 2014 6:03 a.m. by GapFiller

Lonnie Hutchinson’s temporary artwork I Like Your Form was unveiled at The Commons on 29 July 2014, with a wonderful early morning opening. Ngai Tahu elders offered a karanga and karakia to launch the project and we were spoilt with delicious kai made by Jess Halliday’s Mum and Auntie at Shop Eight in New Regent […]

Wards go up at new campus

Wards go up at new campus

Thursday, 31 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The first structure of the multi-million dollar Burwood Health Campus redevelopment has appeared on site.

Wards go up at new Burwood campus

Wards go up at new Burwood campus

Thursday, 31 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The first structure of the multi-million dollar Burwood Health Campus redevelopment has appeared on site.

Hazardous waste removed by truckload

Hazardous waste removed by truckload

Thursday, 31 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Five kilograms of hypodermic needles, 39kg of medical waste, 4527 spray cans and 257,970kg of paint are among the hazardous household materials cleared from Christchurch's residential red zone.

Vox Pops

Vox Pops

Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:39 a.m. by MediaCTV

Blueprint 2 years on

Blueprint 2 years on

Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:39 a.m. by MediaCTV

Red Zone Land

Red Zone Land

Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:39 a.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Chch Moving 30th July 2014

Keeping Chch Moving 30th July 2014

Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:26 a.m. by MediaCTV