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International architects Woods Bagot to open studio in Auckland

International architects Woods Bagot to open studio in Auckland

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 4:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

An international architecture consultancy firm wants Kiwi talent to help it innovate.

Temporary Lyttelton Library to open

Temporary Lyttelton Library to open

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 2:49 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

A temporary library will open in Lyttelton next month following the closure of Lyttelton Library in London Street for repair, strengthening and refurbishment work later this week.

Derelict building to make way for central Christchurchs post-quake rebuild

Derelict building to make way for central Christchurch's post-quake rebuild

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 10:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

In a major breakthrough for Christchurch's Cathedral Square, the old BNZ House is coming down to make way for a major new development.

Last of the QEII buildings demolished

Last of the QEII buildings demolished

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 4:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sports House, one of the last remaining buildings at Christchurch's Queen Elizabeth II Park, is being demolished.

Child burns fingers on hot slide at Margaret Mahy Playground

Child burns fingers on hot slide at Margaret Mahy Playground

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 4:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

A 6-year-old Christchurch girl burnt her fingers on the metal slide at the Margaret Mahy Family Playground as the Government continues to "investigate options" for more shade cover.

Margaret Mahy Family Playground one month on 22nd January 2016

Margaret Mahy Family Playground one month on 22nd January 2016

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 12:50 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, John Ombler, talks about the Margaret Mahy Family Playground. one month on from its opening before Christmas.

How not to repair a heritage building in Christchurch CBD part 172

How not to repair a heritage building in Christchurch CBD part 172

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 10:16 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

So What is new in High Street? Well Rangiora’s High Street is moving forward with its re-development.  Lucky them. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/north-canterbury/75734380/rangioras-high-street-developments-taking-shape There is noticeable progress on the rebuild on the Mckenzie & Willis site, behind us. I believe this is due …

Southern Response seeking new Chief Executive for final stage

Southern Response seeking new Chief Executive for final stage

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 2:52 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

We can confirm today that Chief Executive Peter Rose will be stepping down in the mid-year, as previously indicated at the October 2015 Annual Meeting.

Earthquake support to continue in city libraries

Earthquake support to continue in city libraries

Monday, 25 January 2016 11:28 a.m. by breakthrough Popular

Recovery loses an inspirational leader

Recovery loses an inspirational leader

Monday, 25 January 2016 11:23 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

A former senior leader at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Michelle Mitchell, passed away suddenly yesterday after an unexpected illness. She was away for the weekend with her husband in Queenstown.

Certified Builders introduces mandatory building guarantees

Certified Builders introduces mandatory building guarantees

Monday, 25 January 2016 11:07 a.m. by PRNews Popular

MEDIA RELEASE: Certified Builders Association of New Zealand 

Government paid lawyer $43K for Christ Church Cathedral report

Government paid lawyer $43K for Christ Church Cathedral report

Monday, 25 January 2016 10:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government paid a lawyer $43,000 for an independent Christ Church Cathedral report, RNZ News reports.

Recovery fatigue – guest blog by Herman Meijburg

Recovery fatigue – guest blog by Herman Meijburg

Sunday, 24 January 2016 9:53 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

I have noticed that those struggling with the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes are having an increasingly hard time staying focused on the resolution of their claims.  

Mt Pleasant News 22 January 2015

Mt Pleasant News 22 January 2015

Sunday, 24 January 2016 8:23 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

We’re Rebuilding. We need your help. Sponsor A Square Foot “We are a registered charity (CC46135) and are also registered with the IRD as a Donee organisation. For every $3 you […]

Exhibition and events mark five years since 22 February 2011

Exhibition and events mark five years since 22 February 2011

Friday, 22 January 2016 3:27 p.m. by CantyMuseum Featured Popular

In The Know Community Hub

In The Know Community Hub

Friday, 22 January 2016 2:33 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

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Christchurch photo files: Joseph Johnson documents the changing CBD

Christchurch photo files: Joseph Johnson documents the changing CBD

Friday, 22 January 2016 1:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Photojournalist Joseph Johnson has documented the ever-changing central city over summer.

DOCK70: The people’s shelter is coming to The Commons!

DOCK70: The people’s shelter is coming to The Commons!

Thursday, 21 January 2016 10:16 a.m. by GapFiller

Where we are to date: Gap Filler continues to work with the designers (Maria Chen, Frederic Gapinski, Paul Anselmi and Sebastian Gapinski), The Commons Council, Landscape Architect intern Linnea Jacobson, Te Putahi Centre for Architecture and City Making and our awesome sponsors Aurecon, Placemakers Antigua Street, and Aecom in moving the design through consent. Any […]

Meditate at community centre

Meditate at community centre

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 11:42 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Buddhist monk Kelsang Pawo is running drop in classes on meditation and mindfulness on Thursday evenings at the St Albans Community Centre, starting on February 4 at 7.30pm. No booking or commitment is required but there is a $10 charge …

Bishop St wastewater main repairs

Bishop St wastewater main repairs

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 11:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

SCIRT is busy this week repairing a wastewater main at the intersection of Bishop St and Purchas St. Vehicle drivers will have to find different ways of getting around that area as there is no entry or exit at that …

Revised Papanui Parallel Cycling Scheme

Revised Papanui Parallel Cycling Scheme

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 8:16 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: North City Church, 95a Sawyers Arms Rd Time: Jan 27 at 7pm Description: Meeting to alert residents of the changes incorporated in the proposed scheme after earlier feedback as well as the recommendations that will be made to the …

“Connect in the City” Arts Term Finale for Waimairi School

“Connect in the City” Arts Term Finale for Waimairi School

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 5:34 p.m. by GapFiller

Waimairi School explored how the arts connect us to our community; how it influences, uplifts and enriches our lives and how it facilitates interaction, discussion and exchanges between people. The whole school visited the central city in September 2015 to look at art in context; visiting art on the street, exhibitions, and performances. Gap Filler […]

John Minto: Christchurch rebuild is a corporate-led stranglehold

John Minto: Christchurch rebuild is a 'corporate-led stranglehold'

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 4:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: I was taken aback by a recent Stuff story expressing hope that .

McCormacks Bay Restoration Working Bee Dates 2016

McCormacks Bay Restoration Working Bee Dates 2016

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 2:26 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

2016 McCormacks Bay restoration sessions

Arts Centre bouncing back in 2016

Arts Centre bouncing back in 2016

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 9:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Nearly half of Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Arts Centre will be open by the end of the year.

More businesses for $150m riverside precinct in Christchurch

More businesses for $150m riverside precinct in Christchurch

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 6:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Stage one of a $150 million Christchurch riverfront office development is nearly three-quarters leased, with consulting engineers Aurecon and insurers Vero securing space.

Supporting careers in property with New Zealand’s Keystone Trust

Supporting careers in property with New Zealand’s Keystone Trust

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 2:51 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

Coffey is proud to announce Tim Breen as a recipient of the 2016 Keystone Trust scholarship – a New Zealand based initiative providing opportunities for students focused on careers in the property industry. Coffey will mentor Tim, in its 10th year sponsoring the Keystone Trust, as he works towards completion of his Bachelor of Engineering […]

Quake scientists look at NZs most dangerous fault line

Quake scientists look at NZ's most dangerous fault line

Monday, 18 January 2016 11:20 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Christchurch earthquake study gives insight into impacts on children

Christchurch earthquake study gives insight into impacts on children

Monday, 18 January 2016 8:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

The impacts of an earthquake remain long after a city has been rebuilt.

Packe St AGM and party

Packe St AGM and party

Sunday, 17 January 2016 10:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo Street Time: February 28, 4-6pm Description: Packe Street Park and Community Garden Inc is marking its 20th anniversary with the AGM and a birthday party with tea and entertainment laid on. There will …

Part time gardening co-ordinator sought

Part time gardening co-ordinator sought

Sunday, 17 January 2016 10:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Packe Street Community Garden Inc is looking for a Coordinator, initially on a small contract. If you have an interest in community and organic gardening, are available on Thursday afternoons to coordinate a diverse range of volunteer gardeners and have …

How Does Christchurch Central Look Five Years after the February 22nd Earthquake

How Does Christchurch Central Look Five Years after the February 22nd Earthquake

Saturday, 16 January 2016 4:33 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

I seldom go into the central city these days but decided to spend the morning there and walk around with tourist eyes. It was good to see some new buildings around and others under construction, as well as some old beauties that have been fully restored . However, there are still masses of condemned buildings and large areas of what can only be described as waste land. Christchurch Cathedral stands surrounded by high fences and warning signs while other historic buildings are bolstered up by shi ...

Christchurch Cathedral Five Years after the Earthquakes

Christchurch Cathedral Five Years after the Earthquakes

Saturday, 16 January 2016 3:43 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

On February 22nd 2016, it will be five years since Christchurch central and surrounds were devastated by a 6.3 earthquake and numerous aftershocks. The Gothic-style Christchurch Cathedral was badly damaged in the shakes and has been standing in a state of disrepair ever since. say that a final decision about its future should be made in April 2016. Many hope that it will be restored to its former glory. At present, it stands fenced off with camera surveillance to stop people trespassing and ent ...

Whats the word for 2016?: Another year in the Christchurch recovery

What's the word for 2016?: Another year in the Christchurch recovery

Saturday, 16 January 2016 11:02 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Could this be emblematic – finally, the new normal?

Government remains happy with EQC home repair programme

Government remains happy with EQC home repair programme

Friday, 15 January 2016 4:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury's home repair programme has been a "huge success" despite thousands of properties needing a second round of repairs, the Government says.

What happens at Christchurchs Margaret Mahy playground after dark?

What happens at Christchurch's Margaret Mahy playground after dark?

Friday, 15 January 2016 2:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

The newly opened Margaret Mahy Family Playground got rave reviews from children, but what happens after dark?

Lets get things moving

Let's get things moving

Friday, 15 January 2016 2:31 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

With 2016 now in full swing, our team are back on board and ready to work with you to get your claim settled. 

Drone footage shows repairs to retaining wall on Christchurchs Sumner Rd

Drone footage shows repairs to retaining wall on Christchurch's Sumner Rd

Thursday, 14 January 2016 7:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Drone footage has captured work to repair retaining walls on the quake-damaged road between Lyttelton and Sumner.

Social media helps isolated Cantabs deal with quake recovery

Social media helps isolated Cantabs deal with quake recovery

Thursday, 14 January 2016 5:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Dissatisfaction with the Government-led earthquake recovery is behind the social media uprising among many unhappy Cantabrians, new research has found.

EQC has about 5500 shoddily repaired homes to fix

EQC has about 5500 shoddily repaired homes to fix

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 9:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has about 5500 second-time repairs to carry out on Canterbury homes because of poor workmanship, failed or incorrect repair strategies, scope omissions and new damage

Great Place to be: Christchurch eco house is passive

Great Place to be: Christchurch eco house is passive

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 4:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

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Christchurch eco house is passive

Christchurch eco house is passive

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 4:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

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Piano Shelter Project

Piano Shelter Project

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 2:09 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Since 2011 Gap Filler has been providing homes for pre-loved pianos in public spaces and vacant sites around Christchurch. Pianos have come and gone and have been up-cycled after they have had their day in the sun . . . of course the better the shelter the longer the life of the piano. . . […]

Design and location of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Design and location of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 10:11 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

CERA Development Director, Rob Kerr, introduces the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial and its designer, Grega Vezjak, who shares his vision for the Memorial. We hope you enjoy this poignant insight into the location for the Memorial, the design and design selection process.

Mahy playground misses the mark for children with special needs - advocate

Mahy playground 'misses the mark' for children with special needs - advocate

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 7:29 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's multi-million dollar Margaret Mahy Playground has come under fire for its lack of disability-friendly equipment.

Last Notices before Holidays

Last Notices before Holidays

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 11:28 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Sponsor A Square Foot update Since the delivery of the Pleasant News earlier in the month we have had more contributors to our Sponsorasquarefoot campaign which is great – thank you!  As we […]

On this day - 2010 Haiti earthquake

On this day - 2010 Haiti earthquake

Monday, 11 January 2016 2:41 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Cantabrians begin to tell the world…

Cantabrians begin to tell the world…

Monday, 11 January 2016 8:13 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

How long did the New Zealand Government and the private insurance industry think it would take before Cantabrians began to publicize their plight internationally. 2016 will see a resurgence of activity from the affected population.   http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/69310952/christchurch-homeowner-to-lead-iag-class-action https://www.change.org/p/iag-insurance-a-class-action-lawsuit-will-result-if-you-continue-to-mistreat-your-customers-and-this-will-affect-your-state-i ...

Self Regulation and the art of navel gazing…

Self Regulation and the art of navel gazing…

Saturday, 9 January 2016 11:25 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Was it just a failure by a regulatory authority, overlooked by a Government department, or it was intentional support of corporates by the government? Government departments don’t ‘overlook’ regulatory failures. Ministers decide what will or won’t be done!

Wellingtons St Mary of the Angels Church refit could show Christchurch the way

Wellington's St Mary of the Angels Church refit could show Christchurch the way

Thursday, 7 January 2016 6:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Take note, Christchurch - Wellington's St Mary of the Angels church could provide a blueprint for rebuilding your stricken cathedral.

Global interest in Christchurchs recovery

Global interest in Christchurch's recovery

Tuesday, 5 January 2016 11:10 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Delegations from more than 30 countries have been hosted by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority since 2011 as diplomats come to see first-hand how the city is recovering.

Global interest in Christchurchs recovery

Global interest in Christchurch's recovery

Tuesday, 5 January 2016 11:10 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Delegations from more than 30 countries have been hosted by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority since 2011 as diplomats come to see first-hand how the city is recovering.

Strong earthquake shakes lower North Island

Strong earthquake shakes lower North Island

Tuesday, 5 January 2016 8:57 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Reopened Christchurch Art Gallery tops 40,000 visitors

Reopened Christchurch Art Gallery tops 40,000 visitors

Monday, 4 January 2016 7:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Jenny Harper did not know what sort of response to expect when the Christchurch Art Gallery reopened just before Christmas. Now she knows.