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CBD – Available Routes Map 15th August – 23rd August

CBD – Available Routes Map 15th August – 23rd August

Friday, 15 August 2014 1:40 p.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    

Antony Gough reveals sneaky quake tactics

Antony Gough reveals sneaky quake tactics

Friday, 15 August 2014 12:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Antony Gough caused a fair amount of trouble for authorities after the February 2011 earthquake.

Whitewash Heads Heli-Assisted Demolition

Whitewash Heads Heli-Assisted Demolition

Friday, 15 August 2014 11:45 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

The first helicopter-assisted residential demolition in the Christchurch rebuild is on on a Sumner cliffs house perched some 70 metres above sea level.

Where to next for our sinking city?

Where to next for our sinking city?

Friday, 15 August 2014 9:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

CTV News - Earthquake Bravery Awards

CTV News - Earthquake Bravery Awards

Thursday, 14 August 2014 11:59 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News - Housing Committee Update

CTV News - Housing Committee Update

Thursday, 14 August 2014 11:57 p.m. by MediaCTV

Rebuilding Christchurch with Deon Swiggs Newstalk ZB Interview

Rebuilding Christchurch with Deon Swiggs Newstalk ZB Interview

Thursday, 14 August 2014 8:59 p.m. by ChrisLynch Popular

Rebuilding Christchurch with Deon Swiggs and Chris Lynch 100.1FM

Council approves funding for further short-term flood mitigation work

Council approves funding for further short-term flood mitigation work

Thursday, 14 August 2014 5:19 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council has approved funding for further short-term flood defence measures in the hardest hit areas of Christchurch and will consider potential mitigation options for the Central City.

Consultation opens for two Central City Transport Projects

Consultation opens for two Central City Transport Projects

Thursday, 14 August 2014 5:17 p.m. by Transport4chch

Christchurch City Council is inviting feedback on two key transport projects, Hospital Corner early works and Hagley / Moorhouse Corner. 

Council to fund emergency housing project with City Mission

Council to fund emergency housing project with City Mission

Thursday, 14 August 2014 5:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council will help fund a collaborative project with Christchurch City Mission and the Government to address emergency housing needs in Canterbury.

Bravery of quake rescuers recognised

Bravery of quake rescuers recognised

Thursday, 14 August 2014 3:47 p.m. by MediaStuff

A New Zealand Bravery Decoration medal pinned to Bryce Curran's chest represented two moving moments for the heroic Christchurch anaesthetist today.

August edition of St Albans News

August edition of St Albans News

Thursday, 14 August 2014 3:31 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

What is this about no community centre for St Albans? Is this a bad dream? Does it have to be that way? Read what has been going on in St Albans (or about St Albans) in the August edition and have your say. It also raises further questions: What makes a community centre and how […]

Christchurch bravery recognised

Christchurch bravery recognised

Thursday, 14 August 2014 3:20 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Release: New Zealand Police

Quake hero: I was staying, come hell or high water

Quake hero: 'I was staying, come hell or high water'

Thursday, 14 August 2014 1:08 p.m. by MediaHerald

After tunnelling into the twisted steel and concrete of the pancaked Canterbury Television Building to rescue three trapped survivors, senior firefighter Terry Gyde had done more than his fair share of heroics.But when he was asked...

Halfway mark for horizontal infrastructure rebuild

Halfway mark for horizontal infrastructure rebuild

Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:30 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Over 5000 red zoned houses now cleared

Over 5000 red zoned houses now cleared

Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:22 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Red zone demolitions almost complete

Red zone demolitions almost complete

Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:04 p.m. by Media3News

Around 5000 homes have been demolished as quake authorities continue to clear Christchurch's red-zones.

EQC reviews customer interactions

EQC reviews customer interactions

Thursday, 14 August 2014 11:25 a.m. by GovtEQC

Does Christchurch have a rat problem?

Does Christchurch have a rat problem?

Thursday, 14 August 2014 8:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

Reports of rats marauding the fringes of Christchurch's residential red zone and beyond have some residents crying plague.

Homeowner - at 3degC - is over EQC

Homeowner - at 3degC - is over EQC

Thursday, 14 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Ken Keir was happy when he was paid out $113,000 by the Earthquake Commission after the February 2011 quake.

Approach to Key advances EQC claim

Approach to Key advances EQC claim

Thursday, 14 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Any doubts Paulette Barr had about confronting Prime Minister John Key over her insurance woes have diminished after some welcome news.

CTV News - Flood Task Force

CTV News - Flood Task Force

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:51 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Greens Transport

CTV News - Greens Transport

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:35 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Rangiora Town Hall

CTV News - Rangiora Town Hall

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:05 p.m. by MediaCTV

Colombo/Armagh intersection – from 14th August

Colombo/Armagh intersection – from 14th August

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 4:27 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from the 14th August at the Armagh/Colombo intersection: Northbound on Colombo Street will be detoured via Gloucester Street, Oxford Tce, and Armagh Street. Southbound on Colombo Street will be detoured via Cambridge Tce and Manchester Street. …

CCC Building Consents….

CCC Building Consents….

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 3:34 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What an unhelpful meeting with Building consents that was.  

Flooding Taskforce to deliver final progress report on short-term flood mitigation measures

Flooding Taskforce to deliver final progress report on short-term flood mitigation measures

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 2:04 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Mayoral Flood Taskforce will deliver its final progress report to the Council this Thursday 14 August, outlining short-term flood defence measures that will protect houses in the hardest-hit areas of Christchurch.

UC reopens remediated and renamed Registry (Matariki) building

UC reopens remediated and renamed Registry (Matariki) building

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 12:39 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

UC staff are moving back into the fully-remediated Registry building, which has been renamed Matariki.

Community Committee talks heritage

Community Committee talks heritage

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:05 a.m. by GovtCCC

The Christchurch City Council’s Community Committee met today and considered a number of items including:  

Principals past get on with their lives

Principals past get on with their lives

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 9:23 a.m. by MediaStuff

Building places to soothe the spirit

Building places to soothe the spirit

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 9:10 a.m. by MediaThePress

More than three years after the big quakes, people are still not keen to go back into town. Some have never returned.

Serious Fraud Office probing rebuild fraud

Serious Fraud Office probing rebuild fraud

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has confirmed it is investigating three separate cases of alleged rebuild-related fraud in Christchurch.

Council holds out on church repair bid

Council holds out on church repair bid

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors are holding off giving the Anglican Church a grant to fix an old school building until they get more information about what its plans are for the other historic buildings it owns, including the Cathedral.

Rangiora Farmers Demolition

Rangiora Farmers Demolition

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 5:33 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Who should pay for community centres?

Who should pay for community centres?

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 4:09 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council funding is not in good shape for the rebuild, or so we have been told, with a $900 million shortfall. 

East shaping up as ‘an amazing giant waterpark’

East shaping up as ‘an amazing giant waterpark’

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 12:56 p.m. by EasternVision Popular

The eastern suburbs could become ‘an amazing giant waterpark playground’, says Rev Peter Beck one of the people behind Eastern Vision’s EVO::SPACE website.

THEMES:  – When Panic Attacks!!!!!!!

THEMES: – When Panic Attacks!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 12:21 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday August 27th 2014: Angie Spencer, CDHB Anxiety Disorders Service

Bringing Benchmark Homes Festival of Cycling back to Christchurch

Bringing Benchmark Homes Festival of Cycling back to Christchurch

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 12:13 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Red-zone fires treated as suspicious

Red-zone fires treated as suspicious

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 9:56 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Fire Service is treating two fires at red-zoned properties in Christchurch as suspicious.

Greens propose Christchurch transport overhaul

Greens propose Christchurch transport overhaul

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 9:38 a.m. by Media3News

The Green Party has proposed a massive $462M overhaul of Christchurch's transport infrastructure.

88 house checks and still waiting

88 house checks and still waiting

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Four years and 88 house assessments since the September 2010 earthquake, Gavin Johnstone is still fighting to have his Mairehau home repaired.

Phillipstown School Update

Phillipstown School Update

Monday, 11 August 2014 9:40 p.m. by MediaCTV

Lynched - Garry Moore - Monday 11 August

Lynched - Garry Moore - Monday 11 August

Monday, 11 August 2014 8:56 p.m. by ChrisLynch

What makes a community centre?

What makes a community centre?

Monday, 11 August 2014 8:23 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Is a building with rooms for hire to community groups a ‘community centre’? 

CTV News   Monday 11 August

CTV News Monday 11 August

Monday, 11 August 2014 6:56 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch Quantity Surveyor Warns Homeowners to Beware

Christchurch Quantity Surveyor Warns Homeowners to Beware

Monday, 11 August 2014 4:27 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch Quantity Surveyor Warns Homeowners to Beware

EQConnects - August 2014

EQConnects - August 2014

Monday, 11 August 2014 4:15 p.m. by GovtEQC

Proposed design concepts for Transport Projects approved for consultation

Proposed design concepts for Transport Projects approved for consultation

Monday, 11 August 2014 3:23 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council’s Earthquake Recovery Committee of the Whole today endorsed proposed concept designs for two transport projects and gave the go-ahead to start public engagement on them.

Want to dream up a creative, kid’s workshop with Gap Filler support?

Want to dream up a creative, kid’s workshop with Gap Filler support?

Monday, 11 August 2014 3:22 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler is creating an opportunity for an artist to design and host a family-friendly workshop for young people aged between 10-14 years.  

Graffiti Art Home - CTV News 08/08/14

Graffiti Art Home - CTV News 08/08/14

Monday, 11 August 2014 12:46 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Construction begins on merged Lyttelton Primary School

Construction begins on merged Lyttelton Primary School

Monday, 11 August 2014 8:58 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Govt creatively accounting for rebuild

Govt 'creatively accounting' for rebuild

Monday, 11 August 2014 8:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

NZ First leader Winston Peters has accused the Government of deceit on the cost of the Christchurch rebuild and on foreign land ownership.

Fake engineer worked on Queensland projects

Fake engineer worked on Queensland projects

Sunday, 10 August 2014 8:23 a.m. by MediaStuff

Engineering projects across Queensland have had to be reassessed after a fake engineer, who worked on the CTV building that collapsed in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, worked on them using a fake name and qualifications.

Experts want to save the cathedral

Experts want to save the cathedral

Saturday, 9 August 2014 2:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christ Church Cathedral is the emblem of the city it stands in but its future looks bleak. A restoration expert, an architect and an architectural historian tell that it is too valuable to be demolished.

Magnitude 3.8 quake near Christchurch

Magnitude 3.8 quake near Christchurch

Saturday, 9 August 2014 11:09 a.m. by Media3News

A magnitude 3.8 quake has been recorded near Christchurch.

Amputees dream walk

Amputee's dream walk

Saturday, 9 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Double amputee Stacey Herbert still dreams of walking down the aisle.

Double amputee dreams of walking down the aisle

Double amputee dreams of walking down the aisle

Saturday, 9 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Double amputee Stacey Herbert still dreams of walking down the aisle.

Builders face a litany of complaints

Builders face a litany of complaints

Saturday, 9 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Poor workmanship, broken promises, constantly changing staff, unpaid bills and lack of progress on new builds.