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Canteen Patients 1401 31

Canteen Patients 1401 31

Monday, 10 February 2014 1:58 p.m. by MediaCTV

Flatman: Needs your help!!

Flatman: Need's your help!!

Monday, 10 February 2014 11:53 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Flatman talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about needing the help of Cantabrians to secure votes, so he takes away money to use in our community.  For more information visit www.hubbards.co.nz  

Buried waste gets demolition company in trouble

Buried waste gets demolition company in trouble

Monday, 10 February 2014 10:17 a.m. by GovtECAN Popular

A company contracted to demolish earthquake damaged houses in Christchurch have pleaded guilty to two charges of unlawfully discharging contaminates and fined $10,000, as well as being ordered to pay $641 in costs.

Retaining walls involve complex legal issues

Retaining walls involve complex legal issues

Monday, 10 February 2014 9:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

We live on the hill. Our house has a fairly long drive, some of which is on council land and some on our section. It is supported by a long retaining wall. The wall partially collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake and was further damaged in June 2011. Our insurer is refusing to pay.

Durham Street South reduced to one lane from tomorrow (Tuesday)- Expect delays

Durham Street South reduced to one lane from tomorrow (Tuesday)- Expect delays

Monday, 10 February 2014 8:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Commencing Tuesday morning, 11th February, Durham Street will be reduced to one lane between Tuam Street and St Asaph Street for wastewater work. 

Durham Street South reduced to one lane between Tuam and St Asaph- Expect delays

Durham Street South reduced to one lane between Tuam and St Asaph- Expect delays

Monday, 10 February 2014 8:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Commencing Tuesday morning, 11th February, Durham Street will be reduced to one lane between Tuam Street and St Asaph Street for wastewater work. With schools back and increased traffic volumes in the Central City road users should expect longer delays …

Governors Bay Road Restrictions – Updated 10.2.14

Governors Bay Road Restrictions – Updated 10.2.14

Monday, 10 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Governors Bay Road is open to: Class 1 vehicles only (less than 44,000kg) Overdimension and overweight vehicles are strictly on application only. This restriction supersedes area wide permits for this road until further notice Updates will be posted here as …

Firms pack up as $90m boom ends

Firms pack up as $90m boom ends

Monday, 10 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

At its peak, an estimated 150 demolition companies vied for business in the city but as demolition is slowly replaced by construction, many are leaving or diversifying to pursue other projects.

Developers told to leave out the ego

Developers told to leave out the 'ego'

Monday, 10 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Cashed-up developers should scale back their projects to make them financially viable and attractive to tenants, experts say.

Southern No response Numbers Attending Means Move to Bigger Venue

Southern No response Numbers Attending Means Move to Bigger Venue

Sunday, 9 February 2014 9:56 p.m. by PRNews

An insurance company claimants meeting in Christchurch next Tuesday has had to move to a larger venue because so many people want to attend.

Volunteers repaint quake memorial chairs

Volunteers repaint quake memorial chairs

Sunday, 9 February 2014 3:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

A popular memorial to the 185 people who died in the February 2011 earthquake has been given a spruce up ahead of the disaster's third anniversary. 

Project back on track after mishap with bulldozer

Project back on track after mishap with bulldozer

Sunday, 9 February 2014 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

A group of retired tradesmen whose large workshop was accidentally bulldozed is celebrating a boost towards a replacement.

Christchurch Cardboard Transitional Cathedral

Christchurch Cardboard Transitional Cathedral

Saturday, 8 February 2014 5:57 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews

The stone neo-Gothic Christchurch Cathedral was badly damaged in the 22nd February 2011 earthquake and to date, still stands in ruins, its future undecided. A Japanese architect by the name of Shigeru Ban designed a new building with an expected life span of approximately 50 years. This was opened in August 2013 and continues to draw crowds of tourists as well as worshippers.

It is constructed from wood and steel with cardboard cylinders lining the polycarbonate roof. The floor is polishe ...

Funding plan to help quake stress victims

Funding plan to help quake stress victims

Saturday, 8 February 2014 6:36 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cabinet will soon consider backing a new plan to help Cantabrians deal with post- earthquake mental health and relationship issues, which experts say emerge three years on from a disaster.

Hope for honest compromise over cathedral

Hope for honest compromise over cathedral

Friday, 7 February 2014 11:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Trust southern general manager Rob Hall said groups in favour of the cathedral's restoration had signalled they were prepared to talk about a "compromise solution".

Players differ on Christchurch CBD growth

Players differ on Christchurch CBD growth

Friday, 7 February 2014 11:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's top property players are painting a mixed picture of the central city - from one saying a vibrant CBD is unlikely in his lifetime to others feeling confident about the future.

CTV News   Friday 07 February

CTV News Friday 07 February

Friday, 7 February 2014 8:29 p.m. by MediaCTV

Bus stop closures this weekend and next week

Bus stop closures this weekend and next week

Friday, 7 February 2014 6:32 p.m. by Transport4chch

Route – Blue Line  – Area – Old Waimiakariri Bridge Date: Sunday 9 Feb at night only Info: From 6pm Sunday 9 February until 7am Monday 10 February only the Old Waimakariri Bridge will be closed. Buses will still travel …

Bus stop closures this week

Bus stop closures this week

Friday, 7 February 2014 6:32 p.m. by Transport4chch

Route: 23 Hyde Park / Woolston  -  Area – Garlands Rd Date: Monday 10 Feb onwards Info: From Monday 10 February all buses will detour away from Garlands Rd while road works are carried out. Buses travelling towards the city …

Durham Street South reduced to one lane next week – Expect delays

Durham Street South reduced to one lane next week – Expect delays

Friday, 7 February 2014 3:55 p.m. by Transport4chch

Commencing Tuesday morning, 11th February, Durham Street will be reduced to one lane between Tuam Street and St Asaph Street for wastewater work. With schools back and increased traffic volumes in the Central City road users should expect longer delays …

CanCERN Newsletter #114 - 7 February 2014

CanCERN Newsletter #114 - 7 February 2014

Friday, 7 February 2014 3:09 p.m. by CanCERN

One of the most important leadership lessons is realizing you're not the most important 

Scarborough Water Playground design gets go-ahead from Community Board

Scarborough Water Playground design gets go-ahead from Community Board

Friday, 7 February 2014 3:01 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Work will start soon on the Scarborough Water Playground after the Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board gave the go-ahead to the final design today.

Park to replace demolished city high-rise

Park to replace demolished city high-rise

Friday, 7 February 2014 2:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Another central Christchurch high-rise is on the way down.

Park to replace demolished city high-rise

Park to replace demolished city high-rise

Friday, 7 February 2014 2:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

Another central Christchurch high-rise is on the way down.

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 29 (February 2014)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 29 (February 2014)

Friday, 7 February 2014 2:35 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Power Panel: Weekly Debate

Power Panel: Weekly Debate

Friday, 7 February 2014 2:09 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Sheryl Sutherland, Eugenie Sage and Clayton Cosgrove join Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch and discuss the week's issues.

$10k fine for burying quake waste

$10k fine for burying quake waste

Friday, 7 February 2014 1:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch company has been fined $10,000 after burying earthquake demolition waste instead of dumping.

Chief Executives update - February 2014

Chief Executive's update - February 2014

Friday, 7 February 2014 11:58 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The chief executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Roger Sutton, gives a monthly update on CERA’s work to lead the recovery.

Hereford Street reopened to two way

Hereford Street reopened to two way

Friday, 7 February 2014 11:51 a.m. by Transport4chch

Hereford Street is now open to two way traffic for the entire length. Road users should note there is a weight restriction on the Hereford Street Bridge at Cambridge Terrace to vehicles under 3,000kg.  

Neill OReilly: Waitakiri School

Neill O'Reilly: Waitakiri School

Friday, 7 February 2014 11:47 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Waitakiri School Principle Neill O'Reilly talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about how the school is going following the merger of two schools.

Plan to relieve quake stress

Plan to relieve quake stress

Friday, 7 February 2014 10:36 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cabinet will soon consider backing a new plan to help Cantabrians deal with post-earthquake mental health and relationship issues, which experts say emerge three years on from a disaster.

ROADING UPDATE – THURSDAY 6 JANUARY

ROADING UPDATE – THURSDAY 6 JANUARY

Friday, 7 February 2014 10:23 a.m. by Transport4chch

Here is the latest roading update as screened on CTV on Thursday 6 January.

Banks commit to CBD

Banks commit to CBD

Friday, 7 February 2014 8:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

Major banks are returning to the central city with one recent opening and two committed to rebuilding on new sites.

Major banks commit to CBD

Major banks commit to CBD

Friday, 7 February 2014 8:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

Major banks are returning to the central city with one recent opening and two committed to rebuilding on new sites.

Public Trust building repairable

Public Trust building 'repairable'

Friday, 7 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Engineers who assessed Christchurch's heritage-listed art deco Public Trust Office building found it was repairable.

Quake anniversary shifts to Botanic Gardens

Quake anniversary shifts to Botanic Gardens

Thursday, 6 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's main service to mark the third anniversary of the February 2011 earthquake will be held in the city's Botanic Gardens.

Botanic Gardens beauty to salve quake memories

Botanic Gardens' beauty to salve quake memories

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 11:08 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's main service to mark the third anniversary of the February 2011 earthquake will be held in the city's Botanic Gardens.

CTV News   Wednesday 05 February

CTV News Wednesday 05 February

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 8:17 p.m. by MediaCTV

Roading Updates launched this week on CTV

Roading Updates launched this week on CTV

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 6:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Keeping up to date with what’s happening on Christchurch Central City roads has just become a little easier. Road users can now tune into CTV each day for regular updates on roadworks, changes in traffic management  and possible delays on …

Roading Updates on CTV

Roading Updates on CTV

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 6:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Keeping up to date with what’s happening on Christchurch Central City roads has just become a little easier. Road users can now tune into CTV each day for regular updates on roadworks, changes in traffic management  and possible delays on …

Antony Gough Cars

Antony Gough Cars

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 5:39 p.m. by MediaCTV

 

Old Waimakariri Bridge Closure – One night only starting 6pm Sunday 9th February

Old Waimakariri Bridge Closure – One night only starting 6pm Sunday 9th February

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 2:36 p.m. by Transport4chch

Main North Road will be closed between Empire Road and the Old Waimakariri Bridge on Sunday evening from 6pm until early Monday morning. Northbound road users will be detoured at Marshlands Road onto Main North Road and via the Northern …

Tower chairman takes swing at IAG

Tower chairman takes swing at IAG

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 2:17 p.m. by Media3News

Tower's chairman says there's a significant risk in allowing IAG to control two-third of New Zealand's personal lines insurance.

Rebuild boosts Canterbury jobs growth

Rebuild boosts Canterbury jobs growth

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 1:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The unemployment rate for Canterbury has plunged to its lowest level in six years, Statistics New Zealand figures out today show.

Grant Stephens: Ellerslie Flower Show

Grant Stephens: Ellerslie Flower Show

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 12:37 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Garden Designer Grant Stephens talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the design he will be doing at this year's Ellerslie Flower Show

Estuary Fest

Estuary Fest

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 11:04 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Event: ESTUARY FEST

Orions $350m bid to stay ahead of wave

Orion's $350m bid to 'stay ahead of wave'

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 9:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

If you are a developer or investor planning to rebuild in the central city, get in early to talk to Orion.

Quake claimants take the cash

Quake claimants take the cash

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 8:58 a.m. by MediaStuff

Data gathered by the Insurance Council shows about half of the 24,660 over-$100,000 earthquake residential claims in Canterbury are likely to be settled with cash.

Should city rebuild recreate English past?

Should city rebuild recreate English past?

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 8:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

 Christchurch used to be called the most English city outside England. Should the rebuild recapture the style of the past or seek fresh design inspiration? How about Maori or international influences?

Clean-up to entice wildlife to Avon

Clean-up to entice wildlife to Avon

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Work to clear hundreds of years of built-up sediment from the Avon River may help entice trout, eels and native birds back to the city.

Can Cera handle $40b rebuild?

Can Cera handle $40b rebuild?

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The finance and expenditure committee is worried that Cera may struggle to recruit and retain key staff as its workload grows before it winds up in April 2016.

Cera spends $17m on consultants

Cera spends $17m on consultants

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Outside consultants working for the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) were paid more than its own staff in the last financial year.

Promed site tells St Albans story

Promed site tells St Albans story

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 12:52 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The former Promed Edgeware Doctors site at the corner of Edgeware Road and Trafalgar Street has a few tales to tell. 

Waitangi Day celebrations @ marae

Waitangi Day celebrations @ marae

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 10:14 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Rehua Marae, 79 Springfield RoadTime: February 6 from 10am-2pm Description: Open Day at the Marae with activities for tamariki, weaving, mirimiri etc. $10.00 Hangi at 1.30pm. To order, presales are being taken on 03 355 5615 or 027 245 5475. Naumai Haere mai!

Akld median income falls below Canterbury

Akld median income falls below Canterbury

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 7:42 p.m. by Media3News

Canterbury's median income has risen above Auckland's between the 2006 and 2013 censuses, with Wellington's median still the highest.

Roading Updates launch this week on CTV

Roading Updates launch this week on CTV

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 6:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Keeping up to date with what’s happening on Christchurch Central City roads has just become a little easier. Road users can now tune into CTV each day for regular updates on roadworks, changes in traffic management  and possible delays on …

New project aims to save Christchurchs Avon River

New project aims to save Christchurch's Avon River

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 5:24 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's Avon River is getting a makeover, saving it from an almost certain death.

Waitangi Day – Celebrations @ Rehua Marae

Waitangi Day – Celebrations @ Rehua Marae

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 4:34 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Rise Up Christchurch 6th February 2014 “Open Day” 10.00am – 2.00pm Activities, $10.00 Hangi at 1.30pm (Pre-sales 03 355 5615 or 027 245 5475) Naumai Haere mai! 79 Springfield Road St Albans  

Labour warns of segregation in Chch

Labour warns of segregation in Chch

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 2:15 p.m. by Media3News

 

Further work underway to improve Avon River

Further work underway to improve Avon River

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 2:08 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery