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Rutland St residents discuss cycleway

Rutland St residents discuss cycleway

Thursday, 3 December 2015 10:37 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular



What do we need to do to further our recovery?

What do we need to do to further our recovery?

Thursday, 3 December 2015 9:44 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Some detail has been provided of our Sector's responses to the question:  

DVD: Art of Recovery, a film by Peter Young

DVD: Art of Recovery, a film by Peter Young

Thursday, 3 December 2015 9:43 a.m. by GapFiller

Buy before 10 December 2015 and get 20% off! Enter this code AORGAP

Transition of CERA functions

Transition of CERA functions

Thursday, 3 December 2015 9:31 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

With the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) winding up in April 2016, work is now underway to transfer recovery responsibilities to other central and local government agencies, to ensure the long-term recovery and regeneration of greater Christchurch.    

City risks becoming vacuous money pit: Johnny Moore

City risks becoming 'vacuous money pit': Johnny Moore

Thursday, 3 December 2015 9:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Treasury this week issued a report suggesting the .

Central Christchurch risks becoming vacuous money pit - Johnny Moore

Central Christchurch risks becoming 'vacuous money pit' - Johnny Moore

Thursday, 3 December 2015 9:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Treasury this week issued a report suggesting the .

Christchurch construction workers blamed for meth use increase, survey says.

Christchurch construction workers blamed for meth use increase, survey says.

Thursday, 3 December 2015 7:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch construction company boss disputes survey findings that blame construction workers for an increase in methamphetamine addiction in the city.

CCC hosting more meetings in St Albans on cycleway

CCC hosting more meetings in St Albans on cycleway

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 11:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council is hosting further meetings on the proposed Papanui Parallel Cycleway, which will cut a swathe through St Albans. There’s one at the St Albans community centre, 1047 Colombo St, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Thursday, December 3 …

CCC hosts more meetings in St Albans over planned cycleway

CCC hosts more meetings in St Albans over planned cycleway

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 11:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council is hosting further meetings on the proposed Papanui Parallel Cycleway, which will cut a swathe through St Albans. There’s one at the St Albans community centre, 1047 Colombo St, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Thursday, December 3 …

Public split on new Christchurch stadium

Public split on new Christchurch stadium

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 5:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch seems split on the idea of a new stadium in the city.

Public invited to farewell UCSA building

Public invited to farewell UCSA building

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 4:43 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

For more than 40 years the University of Canterbury Students’ Association building has been a hub of student life, housing a radio station,magazinebars, a restaurant, and even a cat called Bentley.

More input from businesses can speed disaster recovery

More input from businesses can 'speed disaster recovery'

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 4:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

More collaboration between businesses, and government and community organisations would improve New Zealand's ability to recover from natural disasters, according to a report released on Tuesday.

Cosmetics flagship store to open in central Christchurch

Cosmetics flagship store to open in central Christchurch

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 4:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

In more good news for central Christchurch's new retail precinct, an Australian cosmetics chain has decided to open its first New Zealand store in the city.

World-first research into insurance industrys quake response

World-first research into insurance industry's quake response

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 3:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

A world-first research project into the insurance industry's response to the Canterbury earthquakes will be a "global resource" for years to come, the man behind it says.

EQC: Auditor-General report shows good progress made

EQC: Auditor-General report shows good progress made

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 3:09 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission says it is happy with a report outlining improvements it has made on its complaints process - but is aware more work is needed to help dissatisfied customers still waiting for repairs.

Council supports locally led regeneration

Council supports locally led regeneration

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 2:55 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Council supports locally led regeneration

Listen to the book-keepers: Johnny Moore

Listen to the 'book-keepers': Johnny Moore

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 2:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Treasury this week issued a report suggesting the .

Are you happy with the Christchurch rebuild so far?

Are you happy with the Christchurch rebuild so far?

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 1:02 p.m. by MediaHerald

A Treasury report has found the Christchurch anchor project programme - which includes a sports facility, convention centre and a stadium - has already missed key milestones. The report gave the programme a red rating, and said it...

Meetings discuss liquefaction vulnerability

Meetings discuss liquefaction vulnerability

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 12:07 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Beulah Church, Springfield Road Time: December 4, 10-11.30am Description: EQC is hosting community meetings to explain how it determined qualification for properties previously identified as potentially having increased liquefaction vulnerability (ILV) land damage. The 90-minute meeting features presentations by …

Christchurch construction workers blamed for meth use increase

Christchurch construction workers blamed for meth use increase

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 11:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new survey blames Christchurch construction workers an increase in methamphetamine addiction in the city.

EQC: Canterbury Home Repair Programme – follow-up audit

EQC: Canterbury Home Repair Programme – follow-up audit

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 9:23 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

EQC: Canterbury Home Repair Programme – follow-up audit

EQC to host meeting on increased flooding vulnerability

EQC to host meeting on increased flooding vulnerability

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 9:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Beulah Church, Springfield Road Time: January 20, 7-8.30pm Description: EQC is hosting another community meeting to explain how it determined qualification for properties previously identified as potentially having ILV land damage. Most of those affected have already received their …

EQC hosting meetings on increased liquefaction vulnerability

EQC hosting meetings on increased liquefaction vulnerability

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 9:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Beulah Church, Springfield Road Time: January 20, 7-8.30pm Description: EQC is hosting another community meeting to explain how it determined qualification for properties previously identified as potentially having increased liquefaction vulnerability (ILV) land damage. Most of those affected have …

EQC still lacking on customer service – report

EQC still lacking on customer service – report

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 6:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) still needs to improve how it deals with customers and their complaints, a report says.

Looking backwards, thinking forwards

Looking backwards, thinking forwards

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 3:58 p.m. by GapFiller

This is the speech that Gap Filler Co-founder, Ryan Reynolds, gave at our 5th birthday party on 26 November 2015. 

Council foolish to sell City Care

Council foolish to sell City Care

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 3:31 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council’s plan to sell 100 per cent of its infrastructure company, City Care, is “foolish in the extreme”, says Murray Horton, convenor of the group Keep Our Assets (KOA) “For a city that is undergoing a $46 billion …

New phase begins for residential red zones

New phase begins for residential red zones

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 2:19 p.m. by GovtCera

Today marks the start of a new phase in Christchurch's earthquake recovery, with responsibility for Crown-owned residential red zone properties transferring from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Agency (CERA) to Land Information New Zealand (LINZ).

New phase begins for residential red zones

New phase begins for residential red zones

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 1:46 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

 

Bill English brushes off Treasury report into anchor project viability

Bill English brushes off Treasury report into anchor project viability

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 1:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

Finance Minister Bill English has criticised his own department's analysis of Christchurch's central city anchor projects, saying the language used in the damning reports is "probably a bit strong".

Christchurch rebuild programme unachievable

Christchurch rebuild programme 'unachievable'

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 12:08 p.m. by MediaHerald

A report that found a government programme to help rebuild Christchurch was looking unachievable is out of date, Finance Minister Bill English says.The Treasury report found the Christchurch anchor project programme, which includes...

Carols in Packe St park

Carols in Packe St park

Monday, 30 November 2015 7:09 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Packe St Park Time: December 6, starting 4.30pm with carol singing at 5.30pm. Description: Family entertainment and food first followed by carol singing led by the St Albans Community Choir.

Greater transparency for Govt investment projects

Greater transparency for Govt investment projects

Monday, 30 November 2015 5:37 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Plans to sell City Care announced

Plans to sell City Care announced

Monday, 30 November 2015 5:21 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council will sell 100 per cent of City Care Limited through a competitive sale process starting in the New Year.

Anchor project delivery appears unachievable - Treasury report

Anchor project delivery appears 'unachievable' - Treasury report

Monday, 30 November 2015 4:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's once-bold central city recovery plan is hanging in the balance, with Treasury saying it now appears unachievable.

Mt Pleasant News 27 November 2015

Mt Pleasant News 27 November 2015

Monday, 30 November 2015 1:45 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Good Beer Doing Good Last Wednesday evening the Association launched its stunning range of boutique beers as part of a unique fundraiser to bring in much needed funds for the […]

Labour puts earthquake recovery on front bench

Labour puts earthquake recovery on front bench

Monday, 30 November 2015 11:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

Labour's new Canterbury spokeswoman has been promoted to the front bench.

Get your updated Gap Map!

Get your updated Gap Map!

Monday, 30 November 2015 10:18 a.m. by GapFiller

Designed to help you explore the temporary creative projects in the city. 

Media statement in response to The Press

Media statement in response to The Press

Sunday, 29 November 2015 9:30 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

The following media statement was provided to The Press on 27th November 2015, in response to questions about the findings of a survey conducted in 2014.

Southern Response classified struggling customers as stoic or downhearted

Southern Response classified struggling customers as 'stoic' or 'downhearted'

Sunday, 29 November 2015 5:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than half of Southern Response customers who took part in a survey said life was a "struggle" and they felt "very bleak" about their future.

Government Responsibility – Insurance and Climate Change

Government Responsibility – Insurance and Climate Change

Sunday, 29 November 2015 10:48 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

This Saturday I participated in the climate change protest in Christchurch City. It was great to see the thousands who attended. I was struck by the difference in the crowd between climate change protestors who were out in force and …

St Albans News for December/January out this weekend

St Albans News for December/January out this weekend

Saturday, 28 November 2015 12:05 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The planned Papanui Parallel Cycleway is upsetting St Albans residents and business owners. Trafalgar St won’t be available for through traffic as it will have a double cul de sac in the middle. Berms and trees may disappear in some …

And the winner is …

And the winner is …

Friday, 27 November 2015 10:16 p.m. by GapFiller

We’re very excited to announce that the winning design in the Commons Shelter Challenge is The Dock70! Thank you to everyone who has participated in the project so far – the designers, the ‘expert’ panel, our sponsors and you – the voters! And now for the exciting part: consent, sourcing materials and then BUILDING! If […]

Stalled rebuild projects threaten upper South Island tourist industry

Stalled rebuild projects threaten upper South Island tourist industry

Friday, 27 November 2015 9:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury tourism could be losing permanent ground to Queenstown while Christchurch's convention centre progress remain unclear, industry members say.

Council opens new centre in Halswell

Council opens new centre in Halswell

Friday, 27 November 2015 4:39 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

A distinctive new library and community facility opening tomorrow creates a hub for the fast-growing Halswell community.

The garden that love built: 2016 Gardena Gardener of the Year winner announced

The garden that love built: 2016 Gardena Gardener of the Year winner announced

Friday, 27 November 2015 3:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury woman Helen Coker has been named the 2016 Gardena Gardener of the Year by .

CERA Wind Up April 2016

CERA Wind Up April 2016

Friday, 27 November 2015 1:48 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

With the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) winding up in April 2016, work is now underway to transfer recovery responsibilities to other central and local government agencies, to ensure the long-term recovery and regeneration of greater Christchurch.

For a Locally Led Recovery: Change the Bill

For a Locally Led Recovery: Change the Bill

Friday, 27 November 2015 1:47 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

In April 2016, the legislation that enabled the creation of legally binding recovery plans and ministerial leadership over the post-quake recovery of Christchurch finishes. 

Hoping for an urban utopia

Hoping for an urban utopia

Friday, 27 November 2015 10:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

Sing Carols at the Pa on December 4

Sing Carols at the Pa on December 4

Thursday, 26 November 2015 11:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Rehua Marae, 79 Springfield Rd Time: December 4 6 – 8.30pm. Description: Carol singing, entertainment, prizes

Street works till the end of the year

Street works till the end of the year

Thursday, 26 November 2015 10:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Barbados St between Bealey Ave and Canon St is one-way southbound for a week. Northbound traffic can use Madras St. (interesting to note that SCIRT has categorised this as a “main route.” Do they know something about transport routes in …

UC funding agreement varied

UC funding agreement varied

Thursday, 26 November 2015 4:59 p.m. by CantyMuseum Popular

The University of Canterbury and the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Hon Steven Joyce have agreed to vary the funding agreement for the University of Canterbury signed 15 September 2014.

Housing New Zealand completes 5000 house repairs in Christchurch

Housing New Zealand completes 5000 house repairs in Christchurch

Thursday, 26 November 2015 2:19 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Release: Housing New Zealand

CrownCo promises to deliver Christchurchs rebuild dreams

CrownCo promises to deliver Christchurch's rebuild dreams

Thursday, 26 November 2015 11:36 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The man charged with overseeing Christchurch's anchor projects is promising to deliver on the "dreams and aspirations" expressed through the city's  campaign.

Interim Redcliffs decision announced

Interim Redcliffs decision announced

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 6:00 p.m. by GovtMOE

Education Minister Hekia Parata has made an interim decision to close Redcliffs School in Christchurch because of ongoing concern about the unstable cliff behind the school.

Sumner surf clubs new landmark building

Sumner surf club's new landmark building

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 5:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sumner surf club aimed for landmark building

Sumner surf club aimed for landmark building

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 5:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

margaret-mahy-family-playground-christchurch-aerial-video-october-2015

margaret-mahy-family-playground-christchurch-aerial-video-october-2015

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 4:42 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

This flyover video, taken in October, shows the progress of the Margaret Mahy Family Playground under construction between the Avon River and Armagh Street. Once finished in December 2015, the Margaret Mahy Family Playground will connect the East Frame and Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River.