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Keeping Chch Moving 4th July 2014

Keeping Chch Moving 4th July 2014

Sunday, 6 July 2014 7:32 p.m. by MediaCTV

Family funds aid Gough project

Family funds aid Gough project

Friday, 4 July 2014 11:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Property developer Antony Gough has raided his big brother's piggy bank to help fund The Terrace development in central Christchurch.

Implosion likely for police station

Implosion likely for police station

Friday, 4 July 2014 11:21 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's former police station may be brought down with explosives.

Mixed use tipped for old Press site

Mixed use tipped for old Press site

Friday, 4 July 2014 11:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

A mix of apartments, offices, shops and hospitality looks the most likely use for the old Press building site in Christchurch's Cathedral Square.

Raewyns courage inspires TV show

Raewyn's courage inspires TV show

Friday, 4 July 2014 11:21 p.m. by MediaStuff

Raewyn Iketau is a survivor.

CTV News Friday 04 July

CTV News Friday 04 July

Friday, 4 July 2014 7:27 p.m. by MediaCTV

At the changing of the guard – welcoming new faces, farewelling old

At the changing of the guard – welcoming new faces, farewelling old

Friday, 4 July 2014 5:16 p.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

Change is good and Greening the Rubble has seen a few changes just recently! At our recent strategy meeting it was time to reflect on the year just past, and to look ahead and plan the future. At that meeting our project co-ordinator Rachael Annan announced her resignation, which we accepted with regret.

Excess Refunds

Excess Refunds

Friday, 4 July 2014 4:44 p.m. by SouthernResponse

CTOC launching Twitter next week

CTOC launching Twitter next week

Friday, 4 July 2014 3:54 p.m. by Transport4chch

To keep pace with increasing social media use, the Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) is launching a trial twitter feed in the next week to help keep road users up-to-date on what’s happening on the roads.   

CNEWS Week in review - Saturday 05 July

CNEWS Week in review - Saturday 05 July

Friday, 4 July 2014 3:43 p.m. by MediaCTV

A dispatch from the front line

A dispatch from the front line

Friday, 4 July 2014 3:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

This week, I leave Southern Response after six months as communications manager. Since letting people know of my impending departure, I've had questions from friends, acquaintances, media and a range of others on why and what was wrong.

Montreal Street – Railway Crossing Closed SUNDAY

Montreal Street – Railway Crossing Closed SUNDAY

Friday, 4 July 2014 3:14 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that on Sunday 6th July from 7am until 7pm the railway crossing on Montreal Street between Brougham Street and Moorhouse Ave will be closed for repairs. While the closure is in place the following detours will …

The Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation initiative

The Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation initiative

Friday, 4 July 2014 2:44 p.m. by GovtCCDU

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 10 September 2013, the Crown has successfully negotiated with the private sector to tenant four developments in or in close proximity to the Retail Precinct, joining Inland Revenue which is already located there.

Insurers must stay the course on house repairs

Insurers must stay the course on house repairs

Friday, 4 July 2014 12:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

Hope and Wire divides viewers

Hope and Wire divides viewers

Friday, 4 July 2014 11:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

Grating. Shameful. Emotional. Moving.

IPENZ Disciplinary hearing to continue despite resignation

IPENZ Disciplinary hearing to continue despite resignation

Friday, 4 July 2014 9:30 a.m. by PRNews

Release: IPENZ

Natural Environment Recovery Programme progress

Natural Environment Recovery Programme progress

Friday, 4 July 2014 9:16 a.m. by GovtECAN

At a forum in Christchurch last night, many of those who helped develop the Natural Environment Recovery Programme for greater Christchurch  learned more about the considerable progress being made across the 17 workstreams that make up the programme.

A Dispatch from the front line

A Dispatch from the front line

Friday, 4 July 2014 8:57 a.m. by SamFisher Featured Popular

This week I leave Southern Response after six months as Communication Manager. Since letting people know I've had questions from friends, acquaintances, media and a range of others on why, and what was wrong?  Southern Response weren’t overjoyed with me writing my thoughts here but stressed as an open organisation it was up to me.

Hope and Wire like punch to stomach

Hope and Wire like punch to stomach

Friday, 4 July 2014 8:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

I watched with an open mind, but the first time I saw Hope and Wire I felt as if I'd been punched in the stomach.

Doco style saps Hope and Wire of potency

Doco style saps Hope and Wire of potency

Friday, 4 July 2014 7:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

Veracity, veracity and more veracity. Everybody in Canterbury has their earthquake stories and Gaylene Preston has gone to considerable lengths to absorb them into her drama, Hope and Wire (TV3, 8.30pm, Thursday).

Central City – from Monday 7th July

Central City – from Monday 7th July

Friday, 4 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Hopes dashed as Harding resigns

Hopes dashed as Harding resigns

Friday, 4 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Hopes that there might be accountability for the CTV building collapse are fading after its designer quit the industry's professional body days before a disciplinary hearing, a victim's father says.

Housing shortage may worsen

Housing shortage 'may worsen'

Friday, 4 July 2014 12:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's housing crisis may get worse before it gets better, Treasury officials have told the Government.

Orana Wildlife Park Autopsy

Orana Wildlife Park Autopsy

Friday, 4 July 2014 12:12 a.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch Homeless Update

Christchurch Homeless Update

Friday, 4 July 2014 12:12 a.m. by MediaCTV

Labour Heritage Announcement

Labour Heritage Announcement

Friday, 4 July 2014 12:10 a.m. by MediaCTV

Hope and Wire delivers solid drama

Hope and Wire delivers solid drama

Thursday, 3 July 2014 10:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

When a character in Shortland Street went to Christchurch to meet his father, the film-makers created a Christchurch park by getting several skinheads to stand around in an Auckland park.

Concern over CTV engineers resignation

Concern over CTV engineer's resignation

Thursday, 3 July 2014 6:33 p.m. by MediaHerald

Building and Construction Minister Nick Smith is "disappointed and concerned" by the structural engineer behind the ill-fated CTV Building's decision to resign from the industry professional body just a week before facing a disciplinary hearing.

CTV Building Designers

CTV Building Designers

Thursday, 3 July 2014 5:55 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV resignations plain unacceptable – Smith

CTV resignations 'plain unacceptable' – Smith

Thursday, 3 July 2014 4:49 p.m. by Media3News

One hundred and fifteen lives were lost in the collapse and the men responsible have simply walked away.

CTV engineer quits industry body

CTV engineer quits industry body

Thursday, 3 July 2014 4:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Building and Construction Minister Nick Smith says CTV engineer David Harding's resignation from industry body is "disappointing and concerning".

Teenager missing in Christchurch

Teenager missing in Christchurch

Thursday, 3 July 2014 3:19 p.m. by Media3News

Tarlya Hawkins, 15, has been missing for more than a week.

How to activate a vacant site

How to activate a vacant site

Thursday, 3 July 2014 1:22 p.m. by GapFiller

Labour stirs Christchurch heritage debate

Labour stirs Christchurch heritage debate

Thursday, 3 July 2014 12:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

It's time to remove the "extreme wartime powers" that allow the demolition of Christchurch Cathedral and other heritage buildings without public consultation, Labour says.

CTV engineer quits before disciplinary hearing

CTV engineer quits before disciplinary hearing

Thursday, 3 July 2014 12:13 p.m. by Media3News

The engineer who designed Christchurch's CTV building has quit the industry's professional body.

Chchs heritage needs local input – Labour

Chch's heritage needs local input – Labour

Thursday, 3 July 2014 12:03 p.m. by Media3News

A Labour-led Government would ensure the community has a say on Christchurch's heritage buildings.

Jacinda Adern: Heritage Announcement

Jacinda Adern: Heritage Announcement

Thursday, 3 July 2014 11:49 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Labour's Heritage Spokesperson Jacinda Adern talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the announcement to save buildings

Avon River plans altered to avoid flooding

Avon River plans altered to avoid flooding

Thursday, 3 July 2014 10:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

Some elements of the design plans for the new Avon River precinct have been altered amid concerns they could exacerbate flooding problems in the city.

Tallest tower earmarked for hotel

Tallest tower earmarked for hotel

Thursday, 3 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Forsyth Barr House, Christchurch's tallest office tower, is under offer to a developer who wants to convert it to a hotel.

Victoria St up, High St struggling

Victoria St up, High St struggling

Thursday, 3 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

I've been in the process of setting up a new restaurant, which has moved my attention from Victoria to High St.

Migrant layoffs examined

Migrant layoffs examined

Thursday, 3 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has confirmed it is investigating Buildtech's redundancies of migrant staff.

Tallest tower earmarked for hotel

Tallest tower earmarked for hotel

Thursday, 3 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Forsyth Barr House, Christchurch's tallest office tower, is under offer to a developer who wants to convert it to a hotel.

New hospital building due in four years

New hospital building due in four years

Thursday, 3 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch Hospital will have a new 400-bed building by 2018 to meet an expected spike in demand, thanks to special legislation.

Petition launched  for road arrows

Petition launched for road arrows

Thursday, 3 July 2014 12:49 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Christchurch JP and Labour candidate Tony Milne has launched a petition for CCC to install turning arrows at the corner of Cranford Street and Innes Road. Following a traffic study in 2012 recommending the installation of the arrows the Shirley Papanui community board supported the plan but a second council traffic study threw doubt on […]

ECAN Petition Update

ECAN Petition Update

Thursday, 3 July 2014 12:28 a.m. by MediaCTV

Hottest Tradie

Hottest Tradie

Thursday, 3 July 2014 12:03 a.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Chch Moving 2nd July 2014

Keeping Chch Moving 2nd July 2014

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 11:47 p.m. by MediaCTV

Filling important gaps

Filling important gaps

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 4:26 p.m. by GapFiller

Act ensures hospital rebuild will keep to schedule

Act ensures hospital rebuild will keep to schedule

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 4:26 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Quake powers to fast-track hospital revamp

Quake powers to fast-track hospital revamp

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 4:07 p.m. by Media3News

Special quake powers will hurry the construction of a new medical wing at Christchurch hospital.

Cant take the city out of UniMed

Can't take the city out of UniMed

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 1:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Before the earthquakes, health insurer UniMed had its head office in a two-storey building on Gloucester St in central Christchurch.

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works Restrictions – 3 July

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works Restrictions – 3 July

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 11:58 a.m. by Transport4chch

The New Zealand Transport Agency will be undertaking essential maintenance works  in the Lyttelton Tunnel between the hours of 8pm and 6am for one day on: 3 July The night-time works will place restrictions on traffic flows through the tunnel, …

Governors Bay Rd closure to over-dimension vehicles from Mon 14 July

Governors Bay Rd closure to over-dimension vehicles from Mon 14 July

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 11:54 a.m. by Transport4chch

From Monday 14th July Governors Bay Road from Dyers Pass Road to the Tunnel/Norwich Quay roundabout will be CLOSED to over-dimension (width and weight) vehicles Times/Duration: Monday 7am until Friday 6pm for approximately 5 weeks; Access for over-dimension vehicles (width and …

University of Canterbury Law Clinic to support WeCAN Human Rights Claims

University of Canterbury Law Clinic to support WeCAN Human Rights Claims

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 11:53 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Press Release 23 June 2014   The Wider Earthquake Community Action Network (WeCAN), supported by the University of Canterbury School of Law Clinical Studies Programme, are pleased to announce the formation of a law clinic project, with volunteer law student …

Sean MacPherson: Dry July

Sean MacPherson: Dry July

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 11:52 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Dr Sean MacPherson talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about Dry July and why it takes place. To buy the song just go here http://seanmacpherson.bandcamp.com/releases  

Kiwi designers need to think differently

Kiwi designers need to think differently

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 11:14 a.m. by MediaThePress

To create a sustainable future, Christchurch needs to create sustainable businesses. Like the wider New Zealand economy, it needs to depend on more than a temporary construction boom, the dairy industry, tourism and retail.

Solicitors standing up on the job

Solicitors standing up on the job

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 10:18 a.m. by Context

Partners at Christchurch legal firm Rhodes & Co. are standing up on the job in their sleek new post-earthquake offices. Celebrating their 130 anniversary this year, the firm has just moved into its Context Architects designed offices in the city’s emerging professional services quarter.

Tuam Street – now open

Tuam Street – now open

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 9:52 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that Tuam Street has now reopened between Colombo and Manchester Street to eastbound traffic. Tuam Street was previously closed here due to the demolition of a building and SCIRT works.