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More central city parking for Christmas

More central city parking for Christmas

Thursday, 11 December 2014 4:37 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

People heading into the central city to shop and celebrate the festive season will find it easier to get a park, with nearly 400 new car parks available in the lead up to Christmas.

ROAD WORKS: Hospital Corner NIGHT WORKS Sunday – Friday

ROAD WORKS: Hospital Corner NIGHT WORKS Sunday – Friday

Thursday, 11 December 2014 3:15 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that the current work being undertaken at Hospital Corner will now take place at night from 7pm – 6am Sunday 14th December until Friday 19th December. This is to reduce the impact on traffic congestion while work by the …

EVENT: Rangiora Christmas Parade – Sunday 14  December

EVENT: Rangiora Christmas Parade – Sunday 14 December

Thursday, 11 December 2014 2:33 p.m. by Transport4chch

The following roads will be closed for the Rangiora Christmas Parade on Sunday 14 December.  Church St from George St to High St – 1pm to 4pm High St from Church St to Victoria St – 1pm to 3.30pm Victoria …

EVENT – New Brighton Christmas Parade – Saturday 13th

EVENT – New Brighton Christmas Parade – Saturday 13th

Thursday, 11 December 2014 2:30 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

The following road closures will be in place from 7am until 1pm for the New Brighton Christmas Parade on Saturday 13th December. Hawke St from Shaw Ave to Marine Parade; Seaview Rd from Hardy St to Marine Pde; (includes Brighton Mall) Shaw …

Amendments released on central city noise standards and South Frame planning framework

Amendments released on central city noise standards and South Frame planning framework

Thursday, 11 December 2014 1:11 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Amendments to both noise standards and the South Frame planning framework have been made to allow for the continuing development of a central city that is vibrant and liveable, says Christchurch Central Development Unit Director Warwick Isaacs.

$50m complex at McKenzie and Willis site

$50m complex at McKenzie and Willis site

Thursday, 11 December 2014 12:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $50m complex of five buildings around courtyards and Melbourne-style laneways will be erected behind the historic McKenzie and Willis facade.

Public Notice: Amendments to the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan - the South Frame

Public Notice: Amendments to the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan - the South Frame

Thursday, 11 December 2014 5:00 a.m. by GovtCera

The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee, has decided to amend the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan (the Recovery Plan) to facilitate the development of the South Frame, including the Health and Innovation Precincts.

Public Notice: Christchurch Central Recovery Plan - Noise and Entertainment Provisions Amendment Commencement Notice

Public Notice: Christchurch Central Recovery Plan - Noise and Entertainment Provisions Amendment Commencement Notice

Thursday, 11 December 2014 5:00 a.m. by GovtCera

Pursuant to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011, the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery gives the following notice:

Public Notice: Amendments to the Christchurch City Council Speed Limits Bylaw 2010

Public Notice: Amendments to the Christchurch City Council Speed Limits Bylaw 2010

Thursday, 11 December 2014 5:00 a.m. by GovtCera

Pursuant to section 27(1)(e) of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011, the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery gives the following notice:

Public Notice: Amendments to the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2008

Public Notice: Amendments to the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2008

Thursday, 11 December 2014 5:00 a.m. by GovtCera

Pursuant to section 27(1)(e) of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011, the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery gives the following notice:

CTV News - Wednesday 10th December 2014

CTV News - Wednesday 10th December 2014

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 9:12 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Best Gym

CTV News - Best Gym

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 8:58 p.m. by MediaCTV

ROAD WORKS: Christmas Restrictions

ROAD WORKS: Christmas Restrictions

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 4:00 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

The Christchurch Transport Operations Centre  (CTOC) has placed a number of restrictions around roadworks which have an impact on traffic flows, public parking or pedestrian access in retail areas from this week. These restrictions will be lifted and normal traffic …

State Services boss apologises over Roger Sutton press conference

State Services boss apologises over Roger Sutton press conference

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 3:46 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

State Services boss Iain Rennie has apologised to public servants for holding a joint press conference with Roger Sutton to announce the disgraced former Canterbury Earthquake Recovery chief executive's resignation.Mr Rennie's presence...

SmartGate welcomes Canadian travellers

SmartGate welcomes Canadian travellers

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 3:17 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

Commissioner Rennie apologises for Sutton press conference

Commissioner Rennie apologises for Sutton press conference

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 3:15 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Iain Rennie, the embattled State Services Commissioner has finally apologised for his handling of the Roger Sutton resignation press conference, but insists he has no plans to resign.

EQC v Insurance Council (the Flockton Litigation) – Guest Post by Lane Neave

EQC v Insurance Council (the Flockton Litigation) – Guest Post by Lane Neave

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 2:48 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

The High Court has today given the go-ahead for EQC to settle land claims for increased flood vulnerability by payment of the loss of value to the land – at least in some instances. The key decisions of the Court …

EQC welcomes Declaratory Judgment ruling

EQC welcomes Declaratory Judgment ruling

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 2:11 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

EQC to pay for loss of land value

EQC to pay for loss of land value

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 11:17 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has been given the green light to settle thousands of land claims by paying out the loss of value to the land.

Short-list for Earthquake Memorial designs

Short-list for Earthquake Memorial designs

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 11:12 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Six design concepts have been short-listed for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial and will be further developed before going on show for the public to have their say early next year.

Select Committee Recommendation on AvON Petition

Select Committee Recommendation on AvON Petition

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 9:42 a.m. by AvonOtakaro

In March 2012 Avon-Ōtākaro Network (AvON) presented a petition to Parliament with over eighteen thousand signatures. 

EQC flood compensation decision due today

EQC flood compensation decision due today

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 8:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

Thousands of Christchurch residents affected by liquefaction and flooding following Canterbury's earthquakes will find out how they will be compensated today.�

EQC flood compensation decision today

EQC flood compensation decision today

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 8:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

Thousands of Christchurch residents affected by liquefaction and flooding following Canterbury's earthquakes will find out today how they will be compensated.

Canterbury home repair programme winding up

Canterbury home repair programme winding up

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 11:37 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Canterbury Home Repair Programme, in its current state, will wind up in April 2015. EQC and Fletcher EQR are working with customers to ensure that every home in CHRP is either repaired, underway or that the homeowner knows their …

Declaratory Judgement High Court Decision

Declaratory Judgement High Court Decision

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 9:06 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The findings from the Declaratory Judgement High Court Hearing will be released today. Once released we will review, assess the potential impact on our customers and subsequently determine our position.

CTV News - Tuesday 9th December 2014

CTV News - Tuesday 9th December 2014

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 8:15 p.m. by MediaCTV

Cera, IRD led $214m of unauthorised public spending

Cera, IRD led $214m of unauthorised public spending

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 4:35 p.m. by MediaHerald

 

Asbestos evening for Canterbury homeowners

Asbestos evening for Canterbury homeowners

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 2:54 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

“It’s so important that anyone who is planning to do work on a property considers the risk of asbestos,” says WorkSafe’s Canterbury Rebuild Health and Safety Programme Director Kathryn Heiler.

Iconic Christchurch restaurant tram back on the tracks

Iconic Christchurch restaurant tram back on the tracks

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 2:37 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Iconic Christchurch restaurant tram back on the tracks

Another kick in the guts for Christchurch

Another kick in the guts for Christchurch

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 2:31 p.m. by RuthDyson Popular

Release: New Zealand Labour Party

Cleverley to stand down from CERA

Cleverley to stand down from CERA

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 11:44 a.m. by MediaStuff

Timaru man Murray Cleverley says he will step down from his role with the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) at the end of February.

Cleverley to step down from CERA

Cleverley to step down from CERA

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 11:44 a.m. by MediaStuff

Timaru man Murray Cleverley says he will step down from his role with the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) at the end of February.

Greater Christchurch residents more positive, less stressed

Greater Christchurch residents more positive, less stressed

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 11:14 a.m. by GovtCera

Visible rebuild progress in Christchurch is helping to boost people's quality of life, says Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Nicky Wagner.
 

CTV News - CCC Analysis

CTV News - CCC Analysis

Monday, 8 December 2014 9:57 p.m. by MediaCTV

Lynched - Monday 8th December 2014 - Raf Manji

Lynched - Monday 8th December 2014 - Raf Manji

Monday, 8 December 2014 9:42 p.m. by ChrisLynch Popular

 

Church taking time to reflect

Church 'taking time to reflect'

Monday, 8 December 2014 8:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Majestic Church is going back to the drawing board with its plans for the CranmerCourts site.

EQC slated after asbestos inquiry

EQC slated after asbestos inquiry

Monday, 8 December 2014 8:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) failed to manage asbestos risks in earthquake home repairs, a report says.

CRASH – Road REOPENED – SH71 Lineside Road

CRASH – Road REOPENED – SH71 Lineside Road

Monday, 8 December 2014 2:48 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

SH 71( Lineside Road ) at Flaxton has been REOPENED following an earlier serious crash.  

CRASH – Road CLOSED – SH71 Lineside Road

CRASH – Road CLOSED – SH71 Lineside Road

Monday, 8 December 2014 2:33 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

SH 71( Lineside Road ) at Flaxton has been CLOSED due to a serious crash. A detour is in place via Mullcocks for northbound traffic. Southbound will be detoured further back off Southbrook Road – official detour yet to be …

CTV News - Chester

CTV News - Chester

Monday, 8 December 2014 2:13 p.m. by MediaCTV

Re-leveling and NOT Happy with the Approach???

Re-leveling and NOT Happy with the Approach???

Monday, 8 December 2014 10:49 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants

If any of you are having an issue with Southern Response’s approach to the re-leveling of a house that is 90mm out of level, using remedial techniques, you might like to be asking (and documenting their responses) to the following: My policy entitlement is to “As New”.  In regards to the repair strategy for a home […]

ROAD WORKS: Dyers Pass Road Closure – now until 19th Dec

ROAD WORKS: Dyers Pass Road Closure – now until 19th Dec

Monday, 8 December 2014 7:44 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that Dyers Pass Road will remain closed for an extra week due to wastewater repairs.

Top brass tight-lipped over Sutton concerns

Top brass tight-lipped over Sutton concerns

Saturday, 6 December 2014 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

The State Services Commission is refusing to say what action if any was taken in response to concerns raised by senior Cera staff about former chief executive Roger Sutton's behaviour more than a week before an official complaint...

Christchurch stadium build pushed back to 2025

Christchurch stadium build pushed back to 2025

Saturday, 6 December 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch City councillors want construction of the city's new rugby stadium pushed out to 2025.

CTV News - Friday 5th December

CTV News - Friday 5th December

Saturday, 6 December 2014 1:00 a.m. by MediaCTV

High-end apartments ready to take shape

High-end apartments ready to take shape

Friday, 5 December 2014 11:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

A planned apartment complex overlooking Hagley Park will be one of Christchurch's most exclusive residential projects, its developer says.

Built-wise cluster will change lives and save money

Built-wise cluster will change lives and save money

Friday, 5 December 2014 7:26 p.m. by PRNews Popular

By Bob Burnett

Council decision on proposed Financial Strategy

Council decision on proposed Financial Strategy

Friday, 5 December 2014 7:22 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council is proposing to raise $550 million from Christchurch City Holdings Ltd (CCHL) and Council-owned trading organisations.

Support for Development Authority to fast track rebuild

Support for Development Authority to fast track rebuild

Friday, 5 December 2014 7:16 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council today agreed in principle to set up a Development Authority to speed up the rebuild and help attract private sector funding for major projects.

Boo! Christmas comes early for Context Architects in Christchurch

Boo! Christmas comes early for Context Architects in Christchurch

Friday, 5 December 2014 5:27 p.m. by Context Popular

celebrated a busy rebuild year this week at a stunning new bar it designed in Christchurch’s burgeoning Victoria Street. With a speakeasy, American South vibe; Brett Gidden’s popular new Boo Radley’s bar hosted Context’s South Island Director Alisdair Daines, Director Stephen Voyle and clients and friends in acknowledging what has been a brilliant and demanding year for the practice in Christchurch. Credits for Context this year include designing four new major residentia ...

ROADING CHANGE: Tuam Street next change 5th January

ROADING CHANGE: Tuam Street next change 5th January

Friday, 5 December 2014 3:21 p.m. by Transport4chch

Changes to Tuam Street permanently are underway as part of the city transport changes. Tuam Street will be closed in stages starting from Colombo Street and when Tuam Street reopens from Durham Street to Hagley Ave it will be accessible to eastbound traffic …

A look inside the Mona Vale Homestead

A look inside the Mona Vale Homestead

Friday, 5 December 2014 1:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

EVENT: Kaiapoi Santa Parade – Sat 6th December

EVENT: Kaiapoi Santa Parade – Sat 6th December

Friday, 5 December 2014 12:52 p.m. by Transport4chch

Williams Street from Raven Quay to Ohoka Road will be CLOSED from 7.30am to 4pm for the Kaiapoi Santa Parade. As a result of the closure a number of bus routes will be affected and bus stops closed. Blue Line …

One week to have a say on sports hub

One week to have a say on sports hub

Friday, 5 December 2014 12:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

 

Notes from most recent forum: Weighing the Anchors

Notes from most recent forum: Weighing the Anchors

Friday, 5 December 2014 11:02 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Weighing the Anchors Thursday 4 December 2014 WEA, 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch Opening:  Rex welcomed everyone to the forum and invited a blessing on the meeting.  Introduction:  Katherine Peet explained the kaupapa of OVTRK and gave an overview of our Sector.  She also told how some people had communicated to her that they felt too angry to come tonight because they are so concerned

EVENT: South Island Wine and Food Festival – North Hagley Park 6th December

EVENT: South Island Wine and Food Festival – North Hagley Park 6th December

Friday, 5 December 2014 10:09 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that the South Island Wine and Food Festival takes place at North Hagley Park tomorrow 6th December. Gates open at 11.30am and the event ends at approximately 7pm. Best entrance to the North Hagley Park event …

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Metro Bus Timetable Changes from Monday 8th December

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Metro Bus Timetable Changes from Monday 8th December

Friday, 5 December 2014 9:26 a.m. by Transport4chch

On Monday 8th December Bus timetables for the Metro network change. Please visit www.metroinfo.co.nz to check bus routes and timetables to stay up to date.  

EVENT: Christchurch Santa Parade – Sunday 7th December

EVENT: Christchurch Santa Parade – Sunday 7th December

Friday, 5 December 2014 7:15 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that some roads in the Riccarton Area will either be closed or restricted for the Christchurch Santa Parade on Sunday 7th December. We suggest that those attending the parade or travelling through this area allow extra …