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Anchor project delivery appears unachievable - Treasury report

Anchor project delivery appears 'unachievable' - Treasury report

Monday, 30 November 2015 4:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's once-bold central city recovery plan is hanging in the balance, with Treasury saying it now appears unachievable.

Mt Pleasant News 27 November 2015

Mt Pleasant News 27 November 2015

Monday, 30 November 2015 1:45 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Good Beer Doing Good Last Wednesday evening the Association launched its stunning range of boutique beers as part of a unique fundraiser to bring in much needed funds for the […]

Labour puts earthquake recovery on front bench

Labour puts earthquake recovery on front bench

Monday, 30 November 2015 11:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

Labour's new Canterbury spokeswoman has been promoted to the front bench.

Get your updated Gap Map!

Get your updated Gap Map!

Monday, 30 November 2015 10:18 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Designed to help you explore the temporary creative projects in the city. 

Media statement in response to The Press

Media statement in response to The Press

Sunday, 29 November 2015 9:30 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

The following media statement was provided to The Press on 27th November 2015, in response to questions about the findings of a survey conducted in 2014.

Southern Response classified struggling customers as stoic or downhearted

Southern Response classified struggling customers as 'stoic' or 'downhearted'

Sunday, 29 November 2015 5:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than half of Southern Response customers who took part in a survey said life was a "struggle" and they felt "very bleak" about their future.

Government Responsibility – Insurance and Climate Change

Government Responsibility – Insurance and Climate Change

Sunday, 29 November 2015 10:48 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

This Saturday I participated in the climate change protest in Christchurch City. It was great to see the thousands who attended. I was struck by the difference in the crowd between climate change protestors who were out in force and …

St Albans News for December/January out this weekend

St Albans News for December/January out this weekend

Saturday, 28 November 2015 12:05 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The planned Papanui Parallel Cycleway is upsetting St Albans residents and business owners. Trafalgar St won’t be available for through traffic as it will have a double cul de sac in the middle. Berms and trees may disappear in some …

And the winner is …

And the winner is …

Friday, 27 November 2015 10:16 p.m. by GapFiller

We’re very excited to announce that the winning design in the Commons Shelter Challenge is The Dock70! Thank you to everyone who has participated in the project so far – the designers, the ‘expert’ panel, our sponsors and you – the voters! And now for the exciting part: consent, sourcing materials and then BUILDING! If […]

Stalled rebuild projects threaten upper South Island tourist industry

Stalled rebuild projects threaten upper South Island tourist industry

Friday, 27 November 2015 9:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury tourism could be losing permanent ground to Queenstown while Christchurch's convention centre progress remain unclear, industry members say.

Council opens new centre in Halswell

Council opens new centre in Halswell

Friday, 27 November 2015 4:39 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

A distinctive new library and community facility opening tomorrow creates a hub for the fast-growing Halswell community.

The garden that love built: 2016 Gardena Gardener of the Year winner announced

The garden that love built: 2016 Gardena Gardener of the Year winner announced

Friday, 27 November 2015 3:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury woman Helen Coker has been named the 2016 Gardena Gardener of the Year by .

CERA Wind Up April 2016

CERA Wind Up April 2016

Friday, 27 November 2015 1:48 p.m. by MtPleasantCC 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.

For a Locally Led Recovery: Change the Bill

For a Locally Led Recovery: Change the Bill

Friday, 27 November 2015 1:47 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

In April 2016, the legislation that enabled the creation of legally binding recovery plans and ministerial leadership over the post-quake recovery of Christchurch finishes. 

Hoping for an urban utopia

Hoping for an urban utopia

Friday, 27 November 2015 10:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

Sing Carols at the Pa on December 4

Sing Carols at the Pa on December 4

Thursday, 26 November 2015 11:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Rehua Marae, 79 Springfield Rd Time: December 4 6 – 8.30pm. Description: Carol singing, entertainment, prizes

Street works till the end of the year

Street works till the end of the year

Thursday, 26 November 2015 10:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Barbados St between Bealey Ave and Canon St is one-way southbound for a week. Northbound traffic can use Madras St. (interesting to note that SCIRT has categorised this as a “main route.” Do they know something about transport routes in …

UC funding agreement varied

UC funding agreement varied

Thursday, 26 November 2015 4:59 p.m. by CantyMuseum Popular

The University of Canterbury and the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Hon Steven Joyce have agreed to vary the funding agreement for the University of Canterbury signed 15 September 2014.

Housing New Zealand completes 5000 house repairs in Christchurch

Housing New Zealand completes 5000 house repairs in Christchurch

Thursday, 26 November 2015 2:19 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Release: Housing New Zealand

CrownCo promises to deliver Christchurchs rebuild dreams

CrownCo promises to deliver Christchurch's rebuild dreams

Thursday, 26 November 2015 11:36 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The man charged with overseeing Christchurch's anchor projects is promising to deliver on the "dreams and aspirations" expressed through the city's  campaign.

Interim Redcliffs decision announced

Interim Redcliffs decision announced

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 6:00 p.m. by GovtMOE Popular

Education Minister Hekia Parata has made an interim decision to close Redcliffs School in Christchurch because of ongoing concern about the unstable cliff behind the school.

Sumner surf clubs new landmark building

Sumner surf club's new landmark building

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 5:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sumner surf club aimed for landmark building

Sumner surf club aimed for landmark building

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 5:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

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margaret-mahy-family-playground-christchurch-aerial-video-october-2015

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 4:42 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

This flyover video, taken in October, shows the progress of the Margaret Mahy Family Playground under construction between the Avon River and Armagh Street. Once finished in December 2015, the Margaret Mahy Family Playground will connect the East Frame and Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River.

Deadline for Christchurch convention centre outcome?

Deadline for Christchurch convention centre outcome?

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 11:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government will not say whether it has imposed a deadline on Christchurch's convention centre negotiations after months of silence and uncertainty.

Breathe developers rally to secure funding for Christchurch residential project

Breathe developers rally to secure funding for Christchurch residential project

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 12:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

The would-be developers behind a central Christchurch residential development are rallying to secure funding despite missing a Crown-imposed timeline.

Tower posts loss on quake costs, hikes dividend

Tower posts loss on quake costs, hikes dividend

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 10:52 a.m. by MediaHerald

Tower, the general insurer, posted an annual loss as it prepares for more expensive claims from the Canterbury spate of earthquakes, but raised its dividend payout to reflect a stronger underlying earnings performance. The Auckland-based...

First Govt accommodation nears completion

First Govt accommodation nears completion

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 9:49 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Vote now! 24 hours left to vote for your Commons Shelter!

Vote now! 24 hours left to vote for your Commons Shelter!

Monday, 23 November 2015 4:55 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

That’s right! Voting closes tomorrow, Tuesday 24 November, at midnight! Don’t delay! The finalists (in no particular order) are: Commons Unity Hub Dock70 Electric Eel Garden City Pavilion The Meeting House   The Commons Shelter criteria is: Must be relocatable. Will provide adequate space and shelter for 10-30 people in the event of rain. Must be […]

Woman who pinned her $472k theft on employer on post-quake trauma loses appeal

Woman who pinned her $472k theft on employer on post-quake trauma loses appeal

Monday, 23 November 2015 4:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

A woman who stole nearly half a million dollars from her employer and claimed post-quake trauma was partly to blame has had an appeal against her jail sentence dismissed.

Woman who stole $472k from employer loses appeal

Woman who stole $472k from employer loses appeal

Monday, 23 November 2015 4:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

A woman who stole nearly half a million dollars from her employer and claimed post-quake trauma was partly to blame has had an appeal against her jail sentence dismissed.

Mt Pleasant News 18 November 2015

Mt Pleasant News 18 November 2015

Monday, 23 November 2015 12:31 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Help retain Redcliffs School  Redcliffs school community needs your help to keep the pressure on Minister Parata to retain their wonderful school which has been serving generations of local children for decades. Do […]

Small victories worth celebrating

Small victories worth celebrating

Sunday, 22 November 2015 11:25 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

It's good to see a positive story in The Press about the rebuild, featuring one of our main contractors, Mike Greer Homes.

Court throws out $6.5m insurance offer for Henderson property

Court throws out $6.5m insurance offer for Henderson property

Sunday, 22 November 2015 4:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Bankrupt developer Dave Henderson's bid to revive a Christchurch building has helped scupper an insurance payout on the property.

Wanted: passionate community organiser for St Albans

Wanted: passionate community organiser for St Albans

Saturday, 21 November 2015 8:42 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

St Albans Community Organiser This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a passion for community led development and a desire to help shape the direction of the St Albans Community. The St Albans Residents Association (SARA) has been growing …

More good news for Christchurchs retail precinct

More good news for Christchurch's retail precinct

Friday, 20 November 2015 9:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new retail precinct has had another big boost with one developer announcing a major tenant and another planning to make his building bigger to meet demand.

Warners Hotel could rise again in Christchurchs Cathedral Square

Warner's Hotel could rise again in Christchurch's Cathedral Square

Friday, 20 November 2015 9:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

The American owners of Christchurch's Novotel hotel building in Cathedral Square want to rebuild Warner's Hotel next door.

Crown calls time on central Christchurch residential development

Crown calls time on central Christchurch residential development

Friday, 20 November 2015 7:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

A major residential development in central Christchurch has fallen through after months of delays and silence.

New options to be explored for Crown owned site

New options to be explored for Crown owned site

Friday, 20 November 2015 6:56 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Christchurch Central Development Unit Director Baden Ewart says it is unfortunate the proposed developers of a residential demonstration project in central Christchurch have been unable to confirm the availability of the necessary funding, but he’s confident the land will be highly sought after by other parties.

CTV engineer inquiry not in public interest

CTV engineer inquiry 'not in public interest'

Friday, 20 November 2015 6:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

A full investigation into an engineer's involvement in the collapsed CTV building would not be in the public interest, a judge has heard.

New peek at Christchurch heritage project

New peek at Christchurch heritage project

Friday, 20 November 2015 2:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

New artists' impressions give inside glimpses of how central Christchurch's McKenzie and Willis redevelopment will look.

Local Publisher Releases New Edition of ‘Then and Now’ Christchurch Photo Book

Local Publisher Releases New Edition of ‘Then and Now’ Christchurch Photo Book

Friday, 20 November 2015 1:10 p.m. by KeswinPublishing Featured Popular

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Flood remediation to go ahead in Bexley and Woolston

Flood remediation to go ahead in Bexley and Woolston

Friday, 20 November 2015 12:08 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Flood remediation to go ahead in Bexley and Woolston

The end of Lorraines rebuild journey

The end of Lorraine's rebuild journey

Friday, 20 November 2015 3:31 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Lorraine's rebuild journey comes to an end this month as she moves into her new Jennian-built home. In the below video, Lorraine shares the final chapter of her rebuild story.

Lyttelton Port approved for major revamp

Lyttelton Port approved for major revamp

Thursday, 19 November 2015 6:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

A major revamp of Lyttelton Port has received final sign-off and will proceed next year.

Recovery Plan for Lyttelton Port released

Recovery Plan for Lyttelton Port released

Thursday, 19 November 2015 3:54 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today released the Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan, which allows for the port to be rebuilt and repaired in a timely and appropriate manner.

Recovery Plan for Lyttelton Port released

Recovery Plan for Lyttelton Port released

Thursday, 19 November 2015 3:45 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Council welcomes Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environments sea-level rise report

Council welcomes Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's sea-level rise report

Thursday, 19 November 2015 1:45 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has welcomed the release of a sea-level rise report by Dr Jan Wright, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

Launch of Beach Accessible Wheelchairs in New Brighton

Launch of Beach Accessible Wheelchairs in New Brighton

Thursday, 19 November 2015 1:07 p.m. by SURF New Brighton Featured Popular

 

Insurance Council welcomes Commissioner’s report on sea level rise

Insurance Council welcomes Commissioner’s report on sea level rise

Thursday, 19 November 2015 1:03 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand welcomes the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright’s report on sea-level rise released today.

Public notice: Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Public notice: Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Thursday, 19 November 2015 9:07 a.m. by GovtCera

Following receipt of the draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan from Environment Canterbury on 13 August 2015 the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, the Hon Gerry Brownlee  and called for written comments. 

A renewed call of support – Redcliffs School

A renewed call of support – Redcliffs School

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 4:18 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Dear parents, supporters and families Time for another ‘call to action’ As you know; we are currently waiting for the Minister of Education, Hon. Hekia Parata, to announce her interim […]

Construction of earthquake memorial begins

Construction of earthquake memorial begins

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 11:20 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

City pharmacy wait nearly over

City pharmacy wait nearly over

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 11:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

Having to take a long hike for prescriptions and medications in central Christchurch is about to end.

Johnny Moore: Small victories worth celebrating

Johnny Moore: Small victories worth celebrating

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 7:46 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: The sitcom that was my sister, dodgy brother-in-law and their bratty children living with my parents is over.

High-flying stairway takes shape inside new Crowne Plaza hotel

High-flying stairway takes shape inside new Crowne Plaza hotel

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 6:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

New stairs going into Christchurch's new Crowne Plaza Hotel signal a new beginning for the building.

Significant Town Hall foundation work begins

Significant Town Hall foundation work begins

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 2:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has reached its first major milestone in the Town Hall restoration with the beginning of foundation work that will significantly strengthen the building.

150 Canterbury homeowners to file proceedings against EQC

150 Canterbury homeowners to file proceedings against EQC

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 11:52 a.m. by MediaHerald

A group of 150 Canterbury homeowners will file legal proceedings in the High Court against the Earthquake Commission today.The homeowners, known as the EQC Action Group, are seeking three sets of declarations from the court around...

Director of new Canterbury Group announced

Director of new Canterbury Group announced

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 11:04 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Michelle Mitchell has been appointed Director of the Canterbury Group within the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC).