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ADVISORY: BIKE TO WORK DAY – Wednesday 11 Feb

ADVISORY: BIKE TO WORK DAY – Wednesday 11 Feb

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 11:56 a.m. by Transport4chch

 

Important message – Rebuilding Mt Pleasant Community Centre

Important message – Rebuilding Mt Pleasant Community Centre

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 10:24 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

  “Help our community build back it’s much loved community centre and let’s create a vibrant heart where people are what matter most.” 

Civic service for earthquake commemorations

Civic service for earthquake commemorations

Monday, 9 February 2015 5:11 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

A civic memorial service recognising the fourth anniversary of the 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake will start at midday on Sunday 22 February at the Botanic Gardens Archery Lawn.

Ministry chooses preferred bidder for major schools building project

Ministry chooses preferred bidder for major schools building project

Monday, 9 February 2015 12:56 p.m. by GovtMOE

Ministry chooses preferred bidder for major schools building project

Future of quake-hit Inland Revenue Building uncertain

Future of quake-hit Inland Revenue Building uncertain

Monday, 9 February 2015 12:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

A former Inland Revenue Department building in the central city would best be converted into commercial or office space, the developer Simon Henry says.

CTV News - Victoria Square

CTV News - Victoria Square

Monday, 9 February 2015 11:35 a.m. by MediaCTV

Cam Preston uses Warren Buffett’s insurance operations to counter NZ insurers’ argument they’re not financially better off by delaying claims

Cam Preston uses Warren Buffett’s insurance operations to counter NZ insurers’ argument they’re not financially better off by delaying claims

Monday, 9 February 2015 10:50 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants

Cam Preston uses Warren Buffett’s insurance operations to counter NZ insurers’ argument they’re not financially better off by delaying claims Posted in Opinion  February 3, 2015 – 12:41pm Warren Buffett By Cameron Preston* This month marks the 4th anniversary of the February 2011 earthquake and the halfway point in the settlement of residential “over EQC […]

Collaborate Canterbury February Update

Collaborate Canterbury February Update

Monday, 9 February 2015 10:36 a.m. by collaboratecanty

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015: GAME DAYS – Don’t Get Caught Out!

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015: GAME DAYS – Don’t Get Caught Out!

Monday, 9 February 2015 7:20 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Increased traffic flows will occur around the central city during the ICC Cricket World Cup games.

EQC pays staff top rates for no work

EQC pays staff top rates for no work

Monday, 9 February 2015 6:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will pay 24 of its staff $65,000 a year to fill new positions requiring just over one week's work per month.

New Christchurch development rules will lead to slums

New Christchurch development rules 'will lead to slums'

Sunday, 8 February 2015 10:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Major changes to development rules in central Christchurch favour investors and could create slums, critics say.

Our Customer Support Team on "Covered"

Our Customer Support Team on "Covered"

Sunday, 8 February 2015 9:40 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The below episode from CTV and Rebuild Christchurch's  features our very own John McSweeney, Customer Support Team Manager. Here, he discusses how the team provides tailored support to help customers in a variety of different situations through the claims process.

Musical theatre to recreate February 2011 earthquake

Musical theatre to recreate February 2011 earthquake

Sunday, 8 February 2015 7:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

A young theatre troupe will recreate Christchurch's February 2011 earthquake in a "messy new musical theatre event" to be staged at the Wellington Fringe Festival.

Musical theatre to recreate Feb quake

Musical theatre to recreate Feb quake

Sunday, 8 February 2015 7:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

A young theatre troupe will recreate Christchurch's February 2011 earthquake in a "messy new musical theatre event" to be staged at the Wellington Fringe Festival.

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015 – OPENING CEREMONY PARKING

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015 – OPENING CEREMONY PARKING

Sunday, 8 February 2015 2:31 p.m. by Transport4chch

Opening Event – Parking Limited parking available at: Deans Ave Polo fields. Deans field off Riccarton Ave. Eastern Frame – access from Latimer Sq West for a $2 charge. If you’re planning to park on-street we recommend using these parking areas. Travelling from: …

Knox Church Open Afternoon

Knox Church Open Afternoon

Friday, 6 February 2015 8:51 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Convent upgrade decision looms

Convent upgrade decision looms

Friday, 6 February 2015 8:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

Ratepayers' money could be used to help fund the repair and upgrade of a heritage-listed former convent in central Christchurch.

CBD – Available Routes Map 6 Feb – 13th Feb

CBD – Available Routes Map 6 Feb – 13th Feb

Thursday, 5 February 2015 3:00 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

Canterbury Residential Guidance online tool released

Canterbury Residential Guidance online tool released

Thursday, 5 February 2015 11:21 a.m. by GovtDBH Popular

An online tool that supports the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) technical guidance document on repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes is now available.

New Fair Insurance Code Sets High Benchmark For General Insurance Industry Self-Regulation

New Fair Insurance Code Sets High Benchmark For General Insurance Industry Self-Regulation

Thursday, 5 February 2015 9:45 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

The general insurance industry is to impose higher standards on itself when servicing consumers and small to medium-sized enterprises, the Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today.

Stalled EQC review leaves global reinsurers unclear

Stalled EQC review leaves global reinsurers unclear

Thursday, 5 February 2015 9:43 a.m. by PRNews Popular

 

INCIDENT: Burst water main Greers/Grahams Road

INCIDENT: Burst water main Greers/Grahams Road

Wednesday, 4 February 2015 5:50 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that there is a water blow out at the intersection of Greers Rd and Grahams Rd. There are reduced lanes on Greers Road, this will cause delays are we move into pm peak period. Road users should …

Quake experiences told through tweets

Quake experiences told through tweets

Wednesday, 4 February 2015 2:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

A University of Canterbury postgraduate researcher is trawling through nearly a million tweets posted following the Christchurch earthquakes.

CTV News Tuesday 3rd February 2015

CTV News Tuesday 3rd February 2015

Wednesday, 4 February 2015 1:58 p.m. by MediaCTV

EQC changes expected to be minor: Brownlee

EQC changes expected to be 'minor': Brownlee

Wednesday, 4 February 2015 1:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

The EQC looks set to survive a review triggered by the devastating Christchurch earthquakes, which drained its natural disaster fund (NDF).

Lynched - Monday 2nd February - David Ayers

Lynched - Monday 2nd February - David Ayers

Wednesday, 4 February 2015 11:12 a.m. by ChrisLynch

Christchurch earthquake documentary going nationwide

Christchurch earthquake documentary going nationwide

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 11:01 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Confronting and "raw" footage from interviews with six Cantabrians in the aftermath of the February 2011 earthquake will be broadcast on national television.

Hands off our square says Christchurch

'Hands off our square' says Christchurch

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 10:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

In a city littered with empty, forlorn sites and missing landmarks, Victoria Square stands out.

Breathe Urban Village to get the green light

Breathe Urban Village 'to get the green light'

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 9:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

After months of silence, the developer behind an ambitious residential development in central Christchurch is confident the project will go ahead.

Box™ Designs Their First Commercial Building

Box™ Designs Their First Commercial Building

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 4:51 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Get a grand view of citys rebuild

Get a grand view of city's rebuild

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 11:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's construction workers took centre-stage as part of a project allowing an insight into the city's rebuild.

Lets Go Shopping - Wednesday 28th January

Let's Go Shopping - Wednesday 28th January

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 11:34 a.m. by MediaCTV

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015: Don’t Get Caught Out in Traffic

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015: Don’t Get Caught Out in Traffic

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 6:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Don’t get caught out in traffic on 12 February 2015 with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 New Zealand opening event. Event time: 6.30-11pm We’re expecting a high volume of traffic on our roads in the Central City and around North …

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015: OPENING CEREMONY – What you need to  know

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015: OPENING CEREMONY – What you need to know

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 6:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Don’t get caught out in traffic on 12 February 2015 with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 New Zealand opening event. Event time: 6.30-11pm We’re expecting a high volume of traffic on our roads in the Central City and around North …

SH1 reopened South of Hinds

SH1 reopened South of Hinds

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 5:33 a.m. by Transport4chch

SH1 is now reopened Sth of Hinds after this afternoons crash. Please take care as contractors are still working around the site.

City urged to push on with new sports hub

City urged to push on with new sports hub

Monday, 2 February 2015 10:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

A hearings panel is recommending the Christchurch City Council push ahead with an ambitious plan to build a multimillion-dollar sports hub.

Party time at Scarborough Paddling Pool

Party time at Scarborough Paddling Pool

Monday, 2 February 2015 4:58 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

 

INCIDENT: SH1 North of Rolleston OPEN

INCIDENT: SH1 North of Rolleston OPEN

Monday, 2 February 2015 3:53 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are now advised State Highway 1 is now re-open. Thanks for your patience.  

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015 – PARKING

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015 – PARKING

Monday, 2 February 2015 2:31 p.m. by Transport4chch

Opening Event  PARKING Limited parking available at Deans Ave Polo fields. Deans field off Riccarton Ave. Eastern Frame access from Latimer Sq West for a $2 charge. If you’re planning to park on-street we recommend using these parking areas. Travelling from: • North …

INCIDENT: SH1 North of Rolleston CLOSED

INCIDENT: SH1 North of Rolleston CLOSED

Monday, 2 February 2015 1:57 p.m. by Transport4chch

Police have advised the closure of SH1 6km north of Rolleston between Robertsons and Waterholes Road due to a large grass fire. Detours are in place, at this time we don’t have the details of what the detour is. We …

Cera starts to scale back

Cera starts to scale back

Monday, 2 February 2015 11:46 a.m. by MediaThePress

The scaling back of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) is officially underway.

Cera starts to scale back

Cera starts to scale back

Monday, 2 February 2015 11:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

The scaling back of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) is officially underway.

New chapter for city library

New chapter for city library

Sunday, 1 February 2015 10:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new chapter in the ongoing story of Christchurch's rebuild will get under way this month when the council is formally presented with concept plans for the city's new library.

Turners Auctions gains from rebuild

Turners Auctions gains from rebuild

Saturday, 31 January 2015 2:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

The boom and bust of the Christchurch rebuild is boosting trade for Turners Auctions, which is selling off millions of dollars of equipment from liquidating companies.

Fletchers front-runner for Christchurchs east frame

Fletchers front-runner for Christchurch's east frame

Saturday, 31 January 2015 1:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

The building firm managing Canterbury's home earthquake repairs looks set to land itself a major residential development contract in central Christchurch.

First issue of St Albans News for 2015

First issue of St Albans News for 2015

Saturday, 31 January 2015 12:30 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Find out why SARA opposes the city council’s plan to “upgrade” part of Cranford St in the latest issue of St Albans News. And you’ll learn from longtime St Albans resident Garry Berryman that the northern section of Cranford St …

Kairaki - the village that refused to surrender

Kairaki - the village that refused to surrender

Saturday, 31 January 2015 7:50 a.m. by MediaStuff

The town of Kairaki was born out of a disaster. The last stop before the Waimakariri River hits the sea was a handful of huts on the left bank of the mouth until a flash flood in 1936 wiped most of them out. The remaining few were dragged up the sand and plonked among the pine trees. Kairaki was born.

The village that refused to surrender

The village that refused to surrender

Friday, 30 January 2015 8:47 p.m. by MediaStuff

The town of Kairaki was born out of a disaster. The last stop before the Waimakariri River hits the sea was a handful of huts on the left bank of the mouth until a flash flood in 1936 wiped most of them out. The remaining few were dragged up the sand and plonked among the pine trees. Kairaki was born.

Canterbury LIVE - Friday 30th January 2015

Canterbury LIVE - Friday 30th January 2015

Friday, 30 January 2015 5:50 p.m. by MediaCTV

Council welcomes cycleways funding

Council welcomes cycleways funding

Friday, 30 January 2015 4:21 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council says a grant from a new Government fund for cycling infrastructure is a strong vote of support for its Major Cycle Routes (MCR) network.

Development authority needs private sector expertise

Development authority needs private sector expertise

Friday, 30 January 2015 4:19 p.m. by PRNews

A new era for cricket in post-earthquake Christchurch

A new era for cricket in post-earthquake Christchurch

Friday, 30 January 2015 2:46 p.m. by FutureChristchurch Popular

ROADWORKS – Moorhouse Ave one lane Sunday 1 February

ROADWORKS – Moorhouse Ave one lane Sunday 1 February

Friday, 30 January 2015 2:16 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised due to road surfacing work taking place (weather permitted) this weekend eastbound on Moorhouse Ave

Robs Country - Best of 2014 1

Rob's Country - Best of 2014 1

Friday, 30 January 2015 2:10 p.m. by MediaCTV

2014 Canterburys busiest year for house construction

2014 Canterbury's busiest year for house construction

Friday, 30 January 2015 12:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

New homes were approved at the rate of 20 a day in Canterbury last year, making 2014 the region's busiest year on record for house construction.

Find the Grandstandium around the city with two new series of events

Find the Grandstandium around the city with two new series of events

Friday, 30 January 2015 12:14 p.m. by GapFiller

The Grandstandium facilitating education, engagement and critique of our changing city Our Grandstandium, a moveable 35-seat grandstand on a trailer, will be used for weekly events to check in on the progress of the city’s recovery. 

Find the Grandstandium around the city

Find the Grandstandium around the city

Friday, 30 January 2015 12:14 p.m. by GapFiller

The Grandstandium facilitating education, engagement and critique of our changing city Our Grandstandium, a moveable 35-seat grandstand on a trailer, will be used for weekly events to check in on the progress of the city’s recovery. Eyes on the City will be a regular Monday lunchtime event series where the grandstand is parked in view of […]

The Grandstandium focussing on the city’s recovery

The Grandstandium focussing on the city’s recovery

Friday, 30 January 2015 12:14 p.m. by GapFiller

The Grandstandium facilitating education, engagement and critique of our changing city SCHEDULE – Eyes on the City Week 1, Feb 2, 12-1pm: High Street, near intersection with Cashel, looking at The Crossing development by the Carter Group in light of the recent revelation of the extra-ordinary use of Ministerial powers to permit this development. Week […]