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Historic buildings threatened by demolition

Historic buildings threatened by demolition

Monday, 26 January 2015 9:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is on the verge of losing two of the last remaining buildings designed by renowned early 20th century architect Cecil Wood, heritage advocates fear.

INCIDENT: Burst watermain – Bealey Ave eastbound- one lane – expect delays

INCIDENT: Burst watermain – Bealey Ave eastbound- one lane – expect delays

Monday, 26 January 2015 3:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

Bealey Ave eastbound from Papanui Road to just past the intersection with Montreal Street has been reduced to one lane due to a burst watermain. Montreal Street has also been reduced to one right turning lane to assist with the …

Youths relying on counselling via text message

Youths relying on counselling via text message

Monday, 26 January 2015 2:38 p.m. by AnxietySupport

ANNA PEARSON Last updated 05:00, January 19 2015 Young Kiwis receive counselling by text under their duvets at night, at movie theatres, in the classroom, on the school bus, and during family conflicts, research shows. A study has found text counselling helped young people balance their “contradictory needs” for autonomy and connection. Findings were based...

CRASH: State Highway 1 Templeton REOPENED

CRASH: State Highway 1 Templeton REOPENED

Monday, 26 January 2015 2:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

SH 1 Templeton has been REOPENED following an earlier crash.

CRASH: State Highway 1 Templeton CLOSED

CRASH: State Highway 1 Templeton CLOSED

Monday, 26 January 2015 12:04 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Emergency services are attending a serious crash on State Highway One south of Dawsons Road, Templeton. SH 1 has been CLOSED. Detours are in place: Southbound via Dawsons Road – Jones Rd – Curraghs Rd Northbound – Curraghs Rd – …

Anzac centennial dream over for ravaged earthquake memorial

Anzac centennial dream over for ravaged earthquake memorial

Monday, 26 January 2015 11:12 a.m. by MediaOneNews

Increasing costs and a few setbacks have delayed the completion of Christchurch's Bridge of Remembrance and it is no longer looking like it will be ready for the Anzac centennial this year.

Breach of rights in quake is new worry

Breach of rights in quake is new worry

Sunday, 25 January 2015 10:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

The first earthquake claim alleging an insurance company breached an OECD instrument on human rights has been accepted.

Four Years On 2015 – Christchurch Earthquake February 2011- Guest Post by Claimants4Claimants

Four Years On 2015 – Christchurch Earthquake February 2011- Guest Post by Claimants4Claimants

Saturday, 24 January 2015 1:29 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

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EVENT:  4 YEARS ON 2015 – FEBRUARY EARTHQUAKE 2011

EVENT: 4 YEARS ON 2015 – FEBRUARY EARTHQUAKE 2011

Saturday, 24 January 2015 11:24 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants

On the 23rd February 2015 a group of professional people will come together to reflect on the last four years, to share lessons learned, highlight potential issues going into 2015 and to discuss possible solutions for our community.  The venue is the Transitional Cathedral, from 6:30-9:30pm. Gold coin donation for the Cathedral. KEEP LEARNING FROM THE EXPERTS […]

Library a symbol of Kaiapois recovery

Library a symbol of Kaiapoi's recovery

Saturday, 24 January 2015 10:19 a.m. by MediaThePress

The opening of a bold new library is a symbol of Kaiapoi's recovery, writes PHILIP MATTHEWS .

Documentary details crickets role in recovery

Documentary details cricket's role in recovery

Saturday, 24 January 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

A documentary that explores the role of cricket in helping sports-mad Cantabrians recover after the devastating earthquakes premiered in Christchurch last night, just three weeks before the rebuilding city hosts the opening match...

CTV News - Friday 23rd January 2015

CTV News - Friday 23rd January 2015

Friday, 23 January 2015 11:21 p.m. by MediaCTV

Breakfree Hotel: Refurbished city hotel almost ready for business

Breakfree Hotel: Refurbished city hotel almost ready for business

Friday, 23 January 2015 10:50 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch will get its biggest hotel yet when an office-building-turned-hotel reopens in April.

Christchurch faces glut of office space

Christchurch faces glut of office space

Friday, 23 January 2015 8:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

ROADWORKS: Colombo St north of Bealey sthbound only from Edgeware to Canon this week

ROADWORKS: Colombo St north of Bealey sthbound only from Edgeware to Canon this week

Friday, 23 January 2015 5:24 p.m. by Transport4chch

From Sunday 25 January Colombo Street will be closed to northbound traffic from Canon Street to Edgeware Road for road reconstruction work for approx. a week. Detours will be signposted. Bus route 28 Papanui – Lyttelton & Rapaki will be …

ROADWORKS: Colombo St north of Bealey sthbound only from Edgeware to Canon next week

ROADWORKS: Colombo St north of Bealey sthbound only from Edgeware to Canon next week

Friday, 23 January 2015 5:24 p.m. by Transport4chch

From Sunday 25 January Colombo Street will be closed to northbound traffic from Canon Street to Edgeware Road for road reconstruction work for approx. a week. Detours will be signposted. Bus route 28 Papanui – Lyttelton & Rapaki will be …

Mantra Group Joins the Revitalisation of Christchurch

Mantra Group Joins the Revitalisation of Christchurch

Friday, 23 January 2015 5:22 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: Mantra Group

ADVISORY: Big weekend at New Brighton – plan your journey

ADVISORY: Big weekend at New Brighton – plan your journey

Friday, 23 January 2015 3:24 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Several events are happening this Saturday at New Brighton which will see increased traffic heading into the area.

CBD – Available Routes Map 23rd Jan – 30th Jan

CBD – Available Routes Map 23rd Jan – 30th Jan

Friday, 23 January 2015 3:19 p.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. 

Councillors consider views on Nga Puna Wai

Councillors consider views on Nga Puna Wai

Friday, 23 January 2015 10:38 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Councillors are considering submissions received on Christchurch City Council’s proposal to develop a sports hub at Nga Puna Wai, beginning with public hearings from Tuesday 27 – Wednesday 28 January 2015.

Foundation Corporate Trust Moves to Christchurch CBD

Foundation Corporate Trust Moves to Christchurch CBD

Friday, 23 January 2015 10:32 a.m. by PRNews

Green Star commissioned for Christchurch anchor projects

Green Star commissioned for Christchurch anchor projects

Friday, 23 January 2015 10:26 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Green Building Council

CTV News - Tuesday 20th January 2015

CTV News - Tuesday 20th January 2015

Thursday, 22 January 2015 10:45 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Kaiapoi Centre

CTV News - Kaiapoi Centre

Thursday, 22 January 2015 6:43 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News - Southshore Residents

CTV News - Southshore Residents

Thursday, 22 January 2015 6:26 p.m. by MediaCTV

WATER MAIN BURST: Traffic Restrictions on Bealey Ave & Montreal Street

WATER MAIN BURST: Traffic Restrictions on Bealey Ave & Montreal Street

Thursday, 22 January 2015 4:29 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that Bealey Ave eastbound from Papanui Road to Montreal Street is reduced to one lane due to a burst water main. Montreal Street is reduced to a left turn and a right turn lane only to …

WATER MAIN BURST: Gloucester Street CLOSED overnight

WATER MAIN BURST: Gloucester Street CLOSED overnight

Thursday, 22 January 2015 4:23 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised Gloucester Street is CLOSED due to a burst water main between Woodhouse and Woodham Road. Detour is in place via Woodhouse Road. This will be in place overnight.  

ROADWORKS: Moorhouse Ave between Ferry & Fitzgerald – citybound closure from 9am TODAY

ROADWORKS: Moorhouse Ave between Ferry & Fitzgerald – citybound closure from 9am TODAY

Thursday, 22 January 2015 3:04 p.m. by Transport4chch

Moorhouse Avenue between Ferry Road and Fitzgerald Ave will be closed to city bound traffic from tomorrow from from 9am Friday 23 January 2015 until 6am Monday 26 January 2015 for storm-water works. Citybound traffic will be detoured via Wilsons Road. Click …

ROADWORKS: Moorhouse Ave between Ferry & Fitzgerald – citybound closure from tomorrow

ROADWORKS: Moorhouse Ave between Ferry & Fitzgerald – citybound closure from tomorrow

Thursday, 22 January 2015 3:04 p.m. by Transport4chch

Moorhouse Avenue between Ferry Road and Fitzgerald Ave will be closed to city bound traffic from tomorrow for approximately a week for storm-water works. Citybound traffic will be detoured via Wilsons Road.  

Christchurch quake rebuild boosts adverts for skilled job vacancies

Christchurch quake rebuild boosts adverts for skilled job vacancies

Thursday, 22 January 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

The number of skilled vacancies advertised online in New Zealand rose 1.1 per cent last month to its highest level in nearly six years as the Canterbury rebuild increased demand for skilled construction workers and engineers, according...

SOL Square squabble stalls redevelopment of entertainment hotspot

SOL Square squabble stalls redevelopment of entertainment hotspot

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

A long-standing insurance battle is blocking the redevelopment of one of Christchurch's pre-quake entertainment hotspots.

New Returned and Services Association base only weeks away

New Returned and Services Association base only weeks away

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 8:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

After spending close to four years without a permanent base, the Christchurch RSA is just weeks away from moving into its new premises.

Gap Filler’s International French Cricket World Cup

Gap Filler’s International French Cricket World Cup

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 1:02 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Filler will be hosting the inaugural International FRENCH Cricket World Cup this Summer at the Retro Sports Facility at The Commons. The IFCWC events will coincide with the ‘proper’ International Cricket World Cup Fanzone operating in Victoria Square. 

Riverside Rebuild Reaches Completion

Riverside Rebuild Reaches Completion

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 9:26 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Riverside Rebuild Reaches Completion

ROADWORKS: Pages Rd – full closure this weekend

ROADWORKS: Pages Rd – full closure this weekend

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 7:35 a.m. by Transport4chch

Pages Road will be CLOSED from this Saturday 24 January for approximately four days. 

CTV News - Monday 19th January

CTV News - Monday 19th January

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 2:09 p.m. by MediaCTV

INSURANCE PAY OUT CANNOT BE DRIP FED (AND OTHER WINS), Guest post by Dr. Duncan Webb, Lane Neave

INSURANCE PAY OUT CANNOT BE DRIP FED (AND OTHER WINS), Guest post by Dr. Duncan Webb, Lane Neave

Monday, 19 January 2015 4:38 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

East v Medical Assurance Society was decided by the High Court on 22 December 2014 and is an important case for a number of reasons.

East v Medical Assurance Society New Zealand Limited [2014] NZHC 3399 [22 December 2014]

East v Medical Assurance Society New Zealand Limited [2014] NZHC 3399 [22 December 2014]

Monday, 19 January 2015 4:38 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

The East’s home, a two storey dwelling, was damaged in the earthquakes, they had full replacement cover,  and they wished to repair seeking payment in advance of the works. However MAS would not pay until costs were incurred or about to …

Convention centre lands international conferences

Convention centre lands international conferences

Monday, 19 January 2015 12:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

The first international conference is scheduled for Christchurch's new convention centre, putting on the pressure for the complex to be finished by its 2017 target.

ROADWORKS: What’s happening this week?

ROADWORKS: What’s happening this week?

Monday, 19 January 2015 7:37 a.m. by Transport4chch

 

Big crowd queues for Waltham Pool reopening

Big crowd queues for Waltham Pool reopening

Sunday, 18 January 2015 10:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

People queued for up to 40 minutes at Waltham Pool for a chance to swim at the reopened complex.

23rd February Event Coming

23rd February Event Coming

Sunday, 18 January 2015 3:19 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants

Over the last three months a number of people have been working on establishing a community meeting to update us on what has been happening, discuss and update us on recent issues, court findings, insuring homes, retaining walls, EQC issues, cross lease etc. The meeting is planned for the 23rd February, and will be held at the Transitional […]

Stalls sought for new St Albans market

Stalls sought for new St Albans market

Saturday, 17 January 2015 2:41 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

St Albans is getting a new Saturday market, to be held in the car park of Beulah Church in Springfield Road starting on February 14, co-ordinator Paul Minter says. The first market will be held on February 14, starting at …

Wastewater repairs Innes Rd/Cranford St

Wastewater repairs Innes Rd/Cranford St

Saturday, 17 January 2015 2:32 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Traffic may get even more congested at peak periods in Cranford St and Innes Rd for one week, while wastewater repairs are carried out in the area from January 19. Wastewater repairs were carried out in the area in 2014 …

Mt Pleasant News 2014

Mt Pleasant News 2014

Friday, 16 January 2015 8:05 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Happy New Year to one and all The team at MPCC hopes your Christmas holidays have gone well and that you are all rested up to embrace whatever 2015 may […]

CBD – Available Routes Map 16th Jan – 23rd Jan

CBD – Available Routes Map 16th Jan – 23rd Jan

Friday, 16 January 2015 4:30 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

Pizza at The Commons

Pizza at The Commons

Friday, 16 January 2015 2:42 p.m. by GapFiller

The earthen pizza oven at The Commons (one of our main projects) has been seeing regular use thanks to two young chefs. Local, Aliesha McGilligan has been running Fresh Press Pizza every Sunday from 12:30 – 3pm each week. Aliesha also works at Town Tonic in Addington and until recently, at Passengers and Co. Aliesha […]

Natural Environment Recovery Programme

Natural Environment Recovery Programme

Friday, 16 January 2015 10:52 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

You are invited to a series of sessions to update you on the Natural Environment Recovery Programme. You can come to as many of these as you like. Free entry, […]

An Accessible City – road changes

An Accessible City – road changes

Friday, 16 January 2015 9:53 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

First Central City transport projects nearly complete Preliminary work started on Monday 5 January 2015 to begin the conversion of a section of Tuam Street between Antigua Street and Riccarton […]

McCormacks Bay Restoration Working Bees

McCormacks Bay Restoration Working Bees

Friday, 16 January 2015 9:42 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Please find below for your diary the working bee dates for McCormacks Bay between January and June 2015. Would be fabulous if you can make it to some of these. […]

Land prices shrink frame

Land prices shrink frame

Thursday, 15 January 2015 10:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Increasing land prices have forced the Government to scale back its plan for a green belt in Christchurch's city centre, leaving landowners in an "appalling" situation.

Land prices shrink Christchurchs south frame

Land prices shrink Christchurch's south frame

Thursday, 15 January 2015 10:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Increasing land prices have forced the Government to scale back its plan for a green belt in Christchurch's city centre, leaving landowners in an "appalling" situation.

ROADWORKS: SH 1 Pegasus – Expect delays this week

ROADWORKS: SH 1 Pegasus – Expect delays this week

Thursday, 15 January 2015 4:45 p.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are being advised of speed restrictions and possible delays on State Highway 1, north of Woodend, from next week as work gets underway building a dual-lane roundabout at the intersection of Pegasus Town and the new Ravenswood Village. The …

ROADWORKS: SH 1 Pegasus – Expect delays next week

ROADWORKS: SH 1 Pegasus – Expect delays next week

Thursday, 15 January 2015 4:45 p.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are being advised of speed restrictions and possible delays on State Highway 1, north of Woodend, from next week as work gets underway building a dual-lane roundabout at the intersection of Pegasus Town and the new Ravenswood Village. The …

ROADWORKS: SH 1 Pegasus – Expect delays

ROADWORKS: SH 1 Pegasus – Expect delays

Thursday, 15 January 2015 4:45 p.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are being advised of speed restrictions and possible delays on State Highway 1, north of Woodend, from next week as work gets underway building a dual-lane roundabout at the intersection of Pegasus Town and the new Ravenswood Village. The …

CTV News - Imagination Station

CTV News - Imagination Station

Thursday, 15 January 2015 4:09 p.m. by MediaCTV

ROADWORKS: Brougham St (SH76)- Night Works – Expect delays

ROADWORKS: Brougham St (SH76)- Night Works – Expect delays

Thursday, 15 January 2015 3:11 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road reconstruction work on Brougham Street (SH76)will be carried out during night time hours from Sunday 18th January until early February. Brougham Street between Antigua Street and Colombo Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction (eastbound and …