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Ben Gough: Let the private sector crack on

Ben Gough: Let the private sector 'crack on'

Thursday, 10 December 2015 10:24 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Dithering and delays by the Government in committing to Christchurch's anchor projects means that many prospective CBD investors are sitting on their hands. It's been a long wait.

Alternatives to double cul de sac in Trafalgar St

Alternatives to double cul de sac in Trafalgar St

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 11:37 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Trafalgar St double cul de sac option is being revisited as Christchurch City Council staff work out alternative ways to slow traffic without cutting it off in the middle. Not all residents oppose the cul de sacs – some …

Hills Rd liquor outlet proposal dropped

Hills Rd liquor outlet proposal dropped

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 11:14 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

After 39 objections were made against the proposed new liquor store in Hills Rd, the developers have dropped the plan. Read about it in more detail here: Plans for liquor store dropped.

Final deadline for flat-land red zone offers

Final deadline for flat-land red zone offers

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 5:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 100 people have not accepted the buyout offer on their red-zoned property, just a day out from the final deadline.

EQC in digital archives

EQC in digital archives

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 1:58 p.m. by GovtEQC

Food farm for Christchurchs north frame

Food farm for Christchurch's north frame

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 12:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's north frame will soon be an edible destination in the central city.

Bus Interchange arrangements praised

Bus Interchange arrangements praised

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 9:59 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Leadership deficiencies in Christchurch Hospital and Central Library projects - report

Leadership deficiencies in Christchurch Hospital and Central Library projects - report

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 6:25 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two major Christchurch rebuild projects had serious flaws in their leadership, creating tense and unpleasant working conditions in one and risking total failure in the other, a report says.

Caledonian Road v Colombo St cycleway

Caledonian Road v Colombo St cycleway

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 11:11 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Christchurch City Council is now promoting two options for the section of the Papanui Parallel cycleway between Bealey Avenue and Trafalgar St. Option A is to run the cycleway straight down Colombo St, with loss of car parking spaces …

Alternative plans for Rutland St cycleway section

Alternative plans for Rutland St cycleway section

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 10:58 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Rutland St residents opposing the cycleway because of the concrete, loss of berms and trees may be interested to know that Christchurch City Council staff are beavering away drawing up alternative plans. These include: A cycleway similar to the one …

Street parking reducing citywide

Street parking reducing citywide

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 10:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council’s citywide cutback on street parking spaces as part of the retro-fitting of the cycleways in selected city streets could not have come at a worse time. In St Albans, like many suburbs in Christchurch, the tendency is …

Council to pay $75 million extra for fixing Christchurchs roads and pipes

Council to pay $75 million extra for fixing Christchurch's roads and pipes

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 7:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council faces having to find an extra $75 million for fixing Christchurch's broken roads and underground pipes.

Tense relations on Christchurch hospital and Central Library projects

Tense relations on Christchurch hospital and Central Library projects

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 7:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two major Christchurch rebuild projects had serious flaws in their leadership, creating tense and unpleasant working conditions in one and risking total failure in the other, a report says.

Christchurch hospital project conditions neither productive nor pleasant

Christchurch hospital project conditions 'neither productive nor pleasant'

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 3:55 p.m. by MediaStuff

A poor leadership structure has led to an unproductive and unpleasant working environment in Christchurch's multimillion-dollar hospital redevelopment, a report says.

In the Know Hub to close

In the Know Hub to close

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 3:10 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Bill for Christchurchs road, pipe repairs less than expected

Bill for Christchurch's road, pipe repairs less than expected

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 2:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

The bill for fixing Christchurch's quake damaged roads and underground pipes has come in less than expected.

Horizontal repairs come in under budget

Horizontal repairs come in under budget

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 2:31 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says it’s a credit to all involved that the costs of Christchurch’s horizontal infrastructure repair and replacement programme will come in under the maximum budget allocated, saving taxpayers and ratepayers money.

Horizontal repairs come in under budget

Horizontal repairs come in under budget

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 2:03 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Merry Christmas and thank you from EQC

Merry Christmas and thank you from EQC

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 11:09 a.m. by GovtEQC

Losses due to a catastrophic earthquake

Losses due to a catastrophic earthquake

Monday, 7 December 2015 3:58 p.m. by GovtEQC

A GIS based assessment of seismic risk for Wellington City

A GIS based assessment of seismic risk for Wellington City

Monday, 7 December 2015 3:52 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Tension as car parks make way for cycleways in central Christchurch

Tension as car parks make way for cycleways in central Christchurch

Monday, 7 December 2015 3:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

A plan to scrap about 100 kerbside car parks on a busy inner-city street for a cycleway has reignited debate about road-sharing.

In The Know Hub to close

In The Know Hub to close

Sunday, 6 December 2015 8:16 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The In The Know Hub at Eastgate Mall will close its doors as scheduled on Thursday 17th December 2015.

Lytteltons heritage Timeball Station was under-insured by $3.6m

Lyttelton's heritage Timeball Station was under-insured by $3.6m

Sunday, 6 December 2015 6:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

The nation's leading heritage agency under-insured its best Canterbury building – Lyttelton's 1876 Timeball Station – by almost $3.6 million.

Lytteltons heritage Timeball Station was under-insured by $3.6m

Lyttelton's heritage Timeball Station was under-insured by $3.6m

Sunday, 6 December 2015 6:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

The nation's leading heritage agency under-insured its best Canterbury building – Lyttelton's 1876 Timeball Station – by almost $3.6 million.

Restless Forest begins its journey

Restless Forest begins its journey

Saturday, 5 December 2015 11:02 a.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

Greening the Rubble launched their latest and most innovative project, #TheRestlessForest on Wednesday 2 December – a truly transitional native garden that tells its own story.

Be sure to fill this in….What’s your Experience

Be sure to fill this in….What’s your Experience

Saturday, 5 December 2015 10:20 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Despite the Insurance Council CEO, Tim Grafton’s recent comments, see http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/call-for-cantabrian-tales-of-earthquake-insurance/  about the insurers being well aware of their strengths and weaknesses it is critical that we as an affected population make sure they fill out this survey so the results can …

Christchurchs new building skins

Christchurch's new building skins

Friday, 4 December 2015 7:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

The west wall of the former Strawberry Fare building on Peterborough St has got a new skin — a sheath of micro-thin copper that transforms the red brick building in an eye-catching way.

Regenerate Christchurch leader faces tough job

Regenerate Christchurch leader faces tough job

Friday, 4 December 2015 4:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

EDITORIAL: The appointment of one of the city's humble and quiet achievers as chairman of Regenerate Christchurch will be received with a mixture of relief and anticipation.

Chair announced for Regenerate Christchurch

Chair announced for Regenerate Christchurch

Friday, 4 December 2015 3:15 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The first significant step for Christchurch’s joint organisation Regenerate Christchurch has been marked today with the announcement of its chairperson, Andre Lovatt, who is the Chief Executive of the Arts Centre of Christchurch.

Chair announced for Regenerate Christchurch

Chair announced for Regenerate Christchurch

Friday, 4 December 2015 3:10 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

In the Know Hub to close

In the Know Hub to close

Friday, 4 December 2015 10:52 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

In the Know Hub at Eastgate Mall will close its doors as scheduled on Thursday 17 December 2015.

OVTRK SUBMISSION on Greater Christchurch REGENERATION BILL

OVTRK SUBMISSION on Greater Christchurch REGENERATION BILL

Friday, 4 December 2015 10:28 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Submission from One Voice Te Reo Kotahi (OVTRK) 

Chief Executives Update - 4 December 2015

Chief Executive's Update - 4 December 2015

Friday, 4 December 2015 9:54 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, John Ombler, gives a monthly update on CERA's work to lead the recovery. This month he talks to Rob Kerr, Development Director for the Margaret Mahy Family Playground, about the exciting work on the playground as it nears completion.

Quake-city agent to face charge

Quake-city agent to face charge

Friday, 4 December 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

A Christchurch property manager is under police investigation and facing a misconduct charge before the industry watchdog after a man's death in the February 2011 quake.The licensed real estate agent is accused of serious negligence...

For a locally led recovery

For a locally led recovery

Thursday, 3 December 2015 11:26 p.m. by MakingChristchurch

CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL FINAL PROPOSAL FOR REPRESENTATION ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE 2016 LOCAL ELECTIONS

CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL FINAL PROPOSAL FOR REPRESENTATION ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE 2016 LOCAL ELECTIONS

Thursday, 3 December 2015 5:09 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

A total of 128 written submissions were received in response to the initial proposal and hearings were held on the 27 and 28 October; and 4, 9 and 11 November […]

Breathe a lost opportunity

Breathe a 'lost opportunity'

Thursday, 3 December 2015 3:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

A runner-up in a project intended to showcase residential development in central Christchurch has criticised the Government's handling of the design competition.

Changes for St Asaph Street recommended

Changes for St Asaph Street recommended

Thursday, 3 December 2015 3:20 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council meets next week to consider the Council’s Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee’s recommendation to approve traffic changes for St Asaph Street that include a separated cycleway on the south side of the street.

For a locally led recovery, change the bill

For a locally led recovery, change the bill

Thursday, 3 December 2015 3:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: The Government is currently seeking feedback on what will replace Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) and the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) next April 2016.

Future Christchurch Update - December 2015

Future Christchurch Update - December 2015

Thursday, 3 December 2015 12:24 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

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 Popular

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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.    

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 .

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 .

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.