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Building firms go bust despite rebuild

Building firms go bust despite rebuild

Friday, 2 May 2014 11:24 a.m. by MediaThePress

An unprecedented number of building firms are going bust despite a post-quake construction boom in Christchurch.

Parking prices decrease in central city

Parking prices decrease in central city

Friday, 2 May 2014 11:14 a.m. by Transport4chch

Short-term parking in the Central City is set to get cheaper with Council introducing lower meter rates in select areas. From today, on-street short-term meter parking will be $2 per hour along sections of several inner city streets including Gloucester, …

David Ayres: Kaiapoi Flooding

David Ayres: Kaiapoi Flooding

Friday, 2 May 2014 10:52 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Waimakariri Mayor David Ayres talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the flooding in his area.

Bealey Avenue lane reduction – This weekend Sat/Sun 3/4 May

Bealey Avenue lane reduction – This weekend Sat/Sun 3/4 May

Friday, 2 May 2014 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Bealey Avenue between Sherborne and Madras Streets will be reduced to one lane east and west bound from 6am Saturday 3 May – 6am  Monday 5th May. Alternative route east and west is via Edgeware Street. Alternative route east is …

Expect delays CBD Monday 5th May

Expect delays CBD Monday 5th May

Friday, 2 May 2014 8:31 a.m. by Transport4chch

The return to work and school for many next week will see increased traffic volumes and a increased delays for road users. With 40 SCIRT crews now working in the central city the city infrastructure rebuild is at its peak …

Bus detours this weekend Sat 3 & Sun 4 May

Bus detours this weekend Sat 3 & Sun 4 May

Friday, 2 May 2014 7:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

HAGLEY AVE – Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th May 7 Halswell / Queenspark From Saturday 3 May (7am onwards) to Sunday 4th May all buses travelling to Central Station will detour away from Hagley Ave while road works are completed. …

Avondale bridge has reopened

Avondale bridge has reopened

Friday, 2 May 2014 4:49 a.m. by MediaThePress

After more than a year of repairs, the Avondale bridge reopened today.

Avondale bridge has reopened

Avondale bridge has reopened

Friday, 2 May 2014 4:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

After more than a year of repairs, the Avondale bridge reopened today.

Food production in St Albans

Food production in St Albans

Thursday, 1 May 2014 9:36 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St Time: May 21 from 1pm Date: 2014-05-21 Description: Fourth year geography students from the University of Canterbury talk on facilitating better food resilience in St Albans. The students visited the suburb in March and noted the lack of green spaces. Recommended actions from the research may become […]

Burns Song Contest

Burns Song Contest

Thursday, 1 May 2014 9:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Scottish Society NZ Hall, Cnr Edgeware and Caledonian Roads Time: May 17 from 11:00am Description: Enjoy the voices of young singers performing songs of Scotland. Gold coin entry. Plenty of street parking. For further information Tel: 021 0341929

Battle of the Rebuild fighters weigh in

Battle of the Rebuild fighters weigh in

Thursday, 1 May 2014 9:07 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Battle of the Rebuild contenders yesterday eyed each other up at weigh-in for the Christchurch charity boxing match.

Chch rebuild may be affected by funding shortfall

Chch rebuild may be affected by funding shortfall

Thursday, 1 May 2014 8:47 p.m. by Media3News

A $400 million shortfall in funding to could force some Christchurch projects to be reconsidered.

Keeping Christchurch Moving 1st May 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 1st May 2014

Thursday, 1 May 2014 7:18 p.m. by MediaCTV

Flood

Flood

Thursday, 1 May 2014 7:11 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News   Thursday 1 April

CTV News Thursday 1 April

Thursday, 1 May 2014 7:04 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Thursday 1 May

CTV News Thursday 1 May

Thursday, 1 May 2014 7:04 p.m. by MediaCTV

Pressure grows on arts venues

Pressure grows on arts venues

Thursday, 1 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $1.25 million grant to the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has put pressure on city leaders to resolve a row over land for the performing arts precinct.

There is no first-fix for Chch

There is no 'first-fix' for Chch

Thursday, 1 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress



Slower traffic fast-tracked to help anchor project

Slower traffic fast-tracked to help anchor project

Thursday, 1 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Reduced speed limits for central Christchurch will be fast-tracked so a key anchor project is not delayed.

No shortfall in repair costs, says Brownlee

'No shortfall' in repair costs, says Brownlee

Thursday, 1 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Fears of a $400 million funding shortfall for the repair of Christchurch roads and pipes are based on outdated figures, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

Pressure grows on arts venues after orchestra funding

Pressure grows on arts venues after orchestra funding

Thursday, 1 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $1.25 million grant to the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has put pressure on city leaders to resolve a row over land for the performing arts precinct.

There is no first-fix for Chch

There is no 'first-fix' for Chch

Thursday, 1 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Rosealie Snoyink: Ecan Rally

Rosealie Snoyink: Ecan Rally

Thursday, 1 May 2014 12:42 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Co-organiser of the Ecan Rally in the Square Rosealie Snoyink talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the protest

Christchurch Reimagined More of the New

Christchurch Reimagined More of the New

Thursday, 1 May 2014 12:11 p.m. by TourismChCh Popular

 

Julia & Andrew’s Present Tense – Week 5 Inconvenience Store (8-14 April)

Julia & Andrew’s Present Tense – Week 5 Inconvenience Store (8-14 April)

Thursday, 1 May 2014 11:01 a.m. by GapFiller

During Julia and Andrew’s week at the Inconvenience Store, 175 visitors voted on the 10 painted portraits of Christchurch in the Present Tense. People were invited to choose the top 5 images they felt best represented the city right now. The results were: 1. The Container Stack 2. 165 Red Zone Home 3. The Blue […]

Apr 8-14, 2014: Julia & Andrew’s Present Tense – Inconvenience Store Week 5.

Apr 8-14, 2014: Julia & Andrew’s Present Tense – Inconvenience Store Week 5.

Thursday, 1 May 2014 11:01 a.m. by GapFiller

Present Tense: A painted portrait of present-day Christchurch by Julia Holden alongside a live writing performance by Andrew Paul Wood at the Inconvenience Store from 7-13 April, 2014. In Julia’s Words: Present Tense was a suite of 10 paintings of Christchurch as it is right now, highlighting the inconvenience of the city in the present day. The […]

Lets Find and Fix

Let's Find and Fix

Thursday, 1 May 2014 10:16 a.m. by GovtEQC

Video: Hilary, Mike ask if Christchurch is All Right?

Video: Hilary, Mike ask if Christchurch is All Right?

Thursday, 1 May 2014 9:34 a.m. by Media3News

TV personalities Jeremy Corbett, Hilary Barry, and Mike McRoberts posed as wait staff at a Christchurch cafe.

Offers of help trickle in

Offers of help trickle in

Thursday, 1 May 2014 1:13 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The local branch of St Vincent de Paul and the Parish Office at Our Lady of Fatima wants to do some baking for residents in the Flockton Basin affected by multiple bouts of flooding. Carrick Street resident and Flockton Basin organiser Jo Bryne is asking residents to nominate their neighbours for the baking, which will […]

Christchurch $400m short for roads and pipes

Christchurch $400m short for roads and pipes

Thursday, 1 May 2014 12:18 a.m. by MediaStuff

A $400 million shortfall in funding for quake-damaged roads and underground pipes in Christchurch could force authorities to abandon or re-think some projects.

Christchurch $400m short for roads and pipes

Christchurch $400m short for roads and pipes

Thursday, 1 May 2014 12:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

About $1.56 billion has already been spent on fixing Christchurch's broken roads and pipes but there is still another $1.77 billion worth of work that needs doing.

Council wont act to halt Majestic demolition

Council won't act to halt Majestic demolition

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 11:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City council has ruled out taking legal action to try and stop the demolition of the historic Majestic Theatre in Manchester St.

Shock at broken city sparks blanket drive

Shock at broken city sparks blanket drive

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 8:43 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Matamata woman's trip to earthquake-ravaged Christchurch shocked her so much she was determined to do something for the city.

CTV News   Wednesday 30 April

CTV News Wednesday 30 April

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 8:12 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 30th April 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 30th April 2014

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 7:32 p.m. by MediaCTV

OPINION: Future Christchurch needs to rethink transport

OPINION: Future Christchurch needs to rethink transport

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 6:35 p.m. by LukeChandlerNZ Popular

Christchurch needs to rethink public transport.

Metamorph gallery a beacon of hope in the new Christchurch

Metamorph gallery a beacon of hope in the new Christchurch

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 5:01 p.m. by ChChTony Featured Popular

Christchurch rental rip-off must stop

Christchurch rental rip-off must stop

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



We need leaders willing to find way out of mess

We need leaders willing to find way out of mess

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Something's wrong with this rebuild. The wheels are wobbling . . . surely it's only a matter of time before they fall off.

Insured Losses of February And March Storms $25 Million

Insured Losses of February And March Storms $25 Million

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 4:22 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

Storms and flooding that mainly hit Canterbury in February and March have led to insured losses of about $25 million, the Insurance Council of New Zealand reported today.

Flooding – roads still closed – updated 4.24pm

Flooding – roads still closed – updated 4.24pm

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 4:20 p.m. by Transport4chch

Contractors have been out checking flooded roads and opening them where possible.  The list below has been updated with the latest information  received.

Flood-stricken residents want accommodation fund

Flood-stricken residents want accommodation fund

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 3:31 p.m. by Media3News

The sun is shining in Christchurch and flood-stricken residents have spent the day drying out again after yesterday's flood.

Flooding – roads still closed – updated 2.30pm

Flooding – roads still closed – updated 2.30pm

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 2:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

Contractors have been out checking flooded roads and opening them where possible.  The list below has been updated with the latest information  received. From the original list below there are still a few roads closed.  These are: Earnlea Tce – …

Plan review delays precinct project

Plan review delays precinct project

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 1:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

The precinct around the $53 million central city bus interchange has been delayed because developers appear unhappy with the current plans.

Flooding – roads still closed – updated 9.30am

Flooding – roads still closed – updated 9.30am

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 9:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Contractors will be out this morning checking flooded roads and opening them where possible.  The list below will be updated as the latest information is received. Roads shown below are closed unless shown otherwise. In instances of surface flooding, drivers …

Chch rental rip-off must stop

Chch rental rip-off must stop

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 4:03 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch stuck in a transport rut

Christchurch 'stuck in a transport rut'

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 12:51 a.m. by MediaThePress

How easy it is to get around a city makes a huge difference to your sense of wellbeing. More than that, it affects a city's economy.

Building consents at 6-year high

Building consents at 6-year high

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 11:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Residential building consents continued to rise in March, which was the best month for house approvals in more than six years.

Christchurch: What would you fix first?

Christchurch: What would you fix first?

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 11:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild has been plodding along for three years, but most agree it is moving slowly with no end yet in sight. And in some areas it looks as if things are getting worse, not better, for frequently tested Cantabrians.

Rebuilding Sumner Rd may start this year

Rebuilding Sumner Rd may start this year

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 9:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

Rock blasting and major earthworks will be required to reduce the risk of rock falls and land slips onto Sumner Rd before contractors can begin to rebuild the critical route.

CTV News   Tuesday 29 April

CTV News Tuesday 29 April

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 7:52 p.m. by MediaCTV

Prime Minister Christchurch Rebuild Update

Prime Minister Christchurch Rebuild Update

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 7:25 p.m. by MediaCTV

Pre & Post Earthquake Christchurch - Google Time Machine and The City Today

Pre & Post Earthquake Christchurch - Google Time Machine and The City Today

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 6:02 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Google has just released a new tool on it’s popular Streetview function within Google Maps. You can now go back in time and view previous images.

Roads closed due to flooding – updated 6pm

Roads closed due to flooding – updated 6pm

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 6:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Below is the latest information received in regard to roads which are closed due to flooding. As further information is received on the status of the roads it will be updated here. 

Judge reserves cathedral decision

Judge reserves cathedral decision

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A judge has reserved his decision in the latest legal wrangling over the Christ Church Cathedral.

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust grants announced

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust grants announced

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 4:58 p.m. by Media3News

At today's announcement 20 local community projects and organisations learned they'll share the final $8 million.

Flockton Basin residents get answers from PM

Flockton Basin residents get answers from PM

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 4:44 p.m. by Media3News

Flockton Basin residents are pleading for the Government to help, and today put forward their case to the Prime Minister.

The people of Christchurch deserve answers

The people of Christchurch deserve answers

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 4:34 p.m. by RuthDyson