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14 High Risk Intersections in Christchurch to be improved

14 High Risk Intersections in Christchurch to be improved

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 11:30 a.m. by NickyWagner

Christchurch has 14 of the New Zealand’s riskiest intersections and they are being  targeted for safety improvements as part of the Government’s on-going effort to reduce death and injury on our roads.

Angus Bargh: Christchurch Roads

Angus Bargh: Christchurch Roads

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 10:51 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Transportation Planning Manager for SCIRT Angus Bargh talks to Newstalk ZB's Richard Green about the traffic clogging up the cities roads.

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Night Works – Thurs 10 April

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Night Works – Thurs 10 April

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 10:40 a.m. by Transport4chch

The New Zealand Transport Agency will be undertaking essential maintenance works this week in the Lyttelton Tunnel between the hours of 8pm and 6am for one day on: 

Insurance not always common sense

Insurance not always common sense

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 10:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

Keeping Christchurch Moving 7th April 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 7th April 2014

Monday, 7 April 2014 9:13 p.m. by MediaCTV

Quake Rebuild Insurance Woes Relentless

Quake Rebuild Insurance Woes Relentless

Monday, 7 April 2014 4:24 p.m. by InsuranceWatch Popular

Quake Rebuild Insurance Woes Relentless

Choppers used in Christchurch ground testing

Choppers used in Christchurch ground testing

Monday, 7 April 2014 4:00 p.m. by Media3News

Engineers are using a helicopter to lift in ground-testing equipment to properties on Christchurch's Port Hills.

Durham Street and Montreal Street – Monday traffic update

Durham Street and Montreal Street – Monday traffic update

Monday, 7 April 2014 1:34 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users encountered significant delays on Durham Street this morning due to a new work site in place over the Durham Street Bridge that has reduced traffic to one lane. 

Historical Benchmarks for South Brighton and South Shore

Historical Benchmarks for South Brighton and South Shore

Monday, 7 April 2014 12:48 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Here find historical benchmarks for South Shore and South Brighton. 

The creative deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion

The creative deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion

Monday, 7 April 2014 12:46 p.m. by GapFiller

Starting on April 7, the Pallet Pavilion was taken apart, pallet by pallet with the help of volunteers. This is in the same way as the project was built. Thanks to everyone who lent a hand. The SUMS 272 deconstruction volunteers 586.5 volunteer hours We were thrilled that so many people were happy to help […]

Abandoned police station to be demolished

Abandoned police station to be demolished

Monday, 7 April 2014 11:43 a.m. by MediaStuff

The former Christchurch police station building will be demolished. 

Leanne Curtis: CanCERN

Leanne Curtis: CanCERN

Monday, 7 April 2014 10:56 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Leanne Curtis from CanCERN talks to Newstalk ZB's Richard Green about their Find It and Fix it campaign

Let’s Find & Fix

Let’s Find & Fix

Monday, 7 April 2014 10:21 a.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

Earthquake repairs on track for completion in Selwyn

Earthquake repairs on track for completion in Selwyn

Monday, 7 April 2014 9:51 a.m. by GovtSDC Popular

Earthquake repairs in Selwyn District are well on their way to completion.

Three Year Old Commitment Results in New Christchurch Office

Three Year Old Commitment Results in New Christchurch Office

Monday, 7 April 2014 9:45 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Trimble New Zealand

Future Chch likely a letdown

Future Chch likely 'a letdown'

Monday, 7 April 2014 9:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

New Alpine Fault Earthquake Research

New Alpine Fault Earthquake Research

Monday, 7 April 2014 9:11 a.m. by geology Popular

Durham Street (Oxford Terrace) – Bridge repairs and pressure main installation will affect journey times

Durham Street (Oxford Terrace) – Bridge repairs and pressure main installation will affect journey times

Monday, 7 April 2014 7:19 a.m. by Transport4chch

Two SCIRT delivery teams will be working around the Durham Street (Oxford Terrace) bridge from this week.

Strict city rules halt development process

Strict city rules halt development process

Monday, 7 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch investor struggling to get his City Mall plans under way is calling for the strict development process for the retail precinct to be dropped.

Christchurchs Pallet Pavilion comes down

Christchurch's Pallet Pavilion comes down

Sunday, 6 April 2014 4:06 p.m. by Media3News

A temporary performance space built from pallets by volunteers after the Christchurch earthquakes is being taken apart.

How does a city bounce back?

How does a city bounce back?

Saturday, 5 April 2014 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch is learning the hard way that disaster recovery is as much about politics as rebuilding. So what does it take for a city to "bounce forward"? JOHN McCRONE reports from a resilient city workshop.

Prefab is not a dirty word

Prefab is not a dirty word

Saturday, 5 April 2014 7:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

Prefabricated buildings have been largely shunned by Kiwi homeowners, but innovators in the construction industry believe their time has come. ALAN WOOD reports.

Southern Response turns 2

Southern Response turns 2

Saturday, 5 April 2014 6:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

Birthday celebrations are expected to be low key as Crown-owned Southern Response Earthquake Services turns 2 years old. CHARLES ANDERSON reports.

Insolvency no bar to holiday

Insolvency no bar to holiday

Saturday, 5 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

His company is in liquidation with debts of $2 million. And he says he is struggling to feed his children.

CTV News   Friday 04 April

CTV News Friday 04 April

Friday, 4 April 2014 6:36 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 4th April 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 4th April 2014

Friday, 4 April 2014 6:15 p.m. by MediaCTV

Key recommendations from the Committee of the Whole - 4 April 2014

Key recommendations from the Committee of the Whole - 4 April 2014

Friday, 4 April 2014 3:15 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council’s Earthquake Recovery Committee of the Whole met today. Following were the key matters considered and recommendations the Committee will make to the Council:

Stand celebrates re-opening of childrens village

Stand celebrates re-opening of children's village

Friday, 4 April 2014 2:38 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Stand Children’s Services opened its new facility at Glenelg Spur in Christchurch yesterday, with the organisation’s patron His Excellency Lieutenant General the Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor General of New Zealand, doing the official honours.

Canterbury DHB & Council land swap receives approval

Canterbury DHB & Council land swap receives approval

Friday, 4 April 2014 2:33 p.m. by GovtDHB

Release: Canterbury District Health Board

Pallet Pavilion deconstruction items

Pallet Pavilion deconstruction items

Friday, 4 April 2014 1:23 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Do you have a community project (or your own worthy cause that is making a difference to the greater community), which could use some of the items pictured below? 

Pallet Pavilion Merchandise available!

Pallet Pavilion Merchandise available!

Friday, 4 April 2014 12:32 p.m. by GapFiller

Beautiful jewellery from Anita Paris available, and limited Pallet Pavilion t shirts too …

Climate Change

Climate Change

Friday, 4 April 2014 12:31 p.m. by MediaCTV

notes from the forum + useful resources

notes from the forum + useful resources

Friday, 4 April 2014 12:03 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou me nga ahuatanga o te wa. (Lots of greetings to everyone and all that is happening) 

Using Montreal St to access Bealey Ave?  What you need to know.

Using Montreal St to access Bealey Ave? What you need to know.

Friday, 4 April 2014 11:45 a.m. by Transport4chch

Using Montreal St to access Bealey Ave? 

Pera te Amo: Countdown Carpark

Pera te Amo: Countdown Carpark

Friday, 4 April 2014 11:44 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

Contractor Pera te Amo talks to Newstalk ZB's Richard Green about why he ripped up the Ferrymead Countdown carpark.

All Day Parking Rates increase from Mon 7 April

All Day Parking Rates increase from Mon 7 April

Friday, 4 April 2014 8:24 a.m. by Transport4chch

New central city all-day parking rates come into effect from Monday 7 April. 

Central City traffic impacts – preview for week April 7th

Central City traffic impacts – preview for week April 7th

Friday, 4 April 2014 7:49 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised to expect delays on central city roads this week as work continues on major roads. Please allow extra time for your journey. 

$75m apartment complex planned

$75m apartment complex planned

Friday, 4 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Featured

A $75 million development near Cranmer Square could become central Christchurch's biggest apartment complex since the earthquakes.

Free repairs for some EQ homes

Free repairs for some EQ homes

Thursday, 3 April 2014 8:30 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Community organisation CanCERN is co-ordinating a Find and Fix project to discover and temporarily repair 900+ badly damaged earthquake homes before winter. 

Lets Find and Fix helping Chch for winter

Let's Find and Fix helping Chch for winter

Thursday, 3 April 2014 7:31 p.m. by Media3News

A new community-led campaign will make repairs to what could be hundreds of damaged homes.

CTV News   Thursday 03 April

CTV News Thursday 03 April

Thursday, 3 April 2014 6:57 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 3rd April 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 3rd April 2014

Thursday, 3 April 2014 6:53 p.m. by MediaCTV

Nominate youth for new awards

Nominate youth for new awards

Thursday, 3 April 2014 4:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye wants to recognise outstanding young community leaders and is asking New Zealanders to nominate them for a Youth Week 2014 Award before April 28. “I am creating these awards for this year’s Youth Week to recognise and celebrate young people aged 12-24 who have contributed to their community in a […]

Reviving New Brighton

Reviving New Brighton

Thursday, 3 April 2014 1:17 p.m. by MediaCTV

New Brighton

New Brighton

Thursday, 3 April 2014 12:20 p.m. by MediaCTV

Mike Coleman: Where the city is at

Mike Coleman: Where the city is at

Thursday, 3 April 2014 12:12 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Rev Mike Coleman talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about how he is seeing the community still wanting answers after the quakes.

Pavilion sitters – last chances

Pavilion sitters – last chances

Thursday, 3 April 2014 12:04 p.m. by GapFiller

Can’t help the Pallet Pavilion deconstruction during the day? 

Community Energy Action’s Curtain Bank going mobile

Community Energy Action’s Curtain Bank going mobile

Thursday, 3 April 2014 11:46 a.m. by Jaimita_de_Jongh

The Curtain Bank is one of Community Energy Action Charitable Trust’s projects.

Two Rebuilt Buildings at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School Open

Two Rebuilt Buildings at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School Open

Thursday, 3 April 2014 11:34 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Tomorrow sees the opening of the first two of several new buildings on the Rangi Ruru Girls’ School campus in Christchurch.

Anzac Drive/Bexley Road SH74 closure – DELAYED

Anzac Drive/Bexley Road SH74 closure – DELAYED

Thursday, 3 April 2014 10:36 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that road reconstruction work on Anzac Drive is now delayed until later in the year towards October due to weather and ground conditions.

Child Helpline

Child Helpline

Thursday, 3 April 2014 9:09 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Free, professional counselling via free phone or email. Free Phone: 0800 366 694; email help@childhelpline.org.nz http://www.childhelpline.org.nz/Kids_8-12.html

Key EQC role gone, two more created

Key EQC role gone, two more created

Thursday, 3 April 2014 8:57 a.m. by MediaStuff

One of the Earthquake Commission's (EQC) top officials is leaving the organisation after his position was "disestablished".

Engineers remain well regarded

Engineers remain well regarded

Thursday, 3 April 2014 8:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake-induced building collapses and a mining disaster have had a "minimal" impact on the public perception of engineers, according to survey results.

Helicopter used for Port Hills home repair

Helicopter used for Port Hills home repair

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

It appears the sky is the limit for settling Port Hills insurance claims.

Ecan Clean the Air

Ecan Clean the Air

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 5:08 p.m. by MediaCTV

Earthquake & Insurance Law Conference

Earthquake & Insurance Law Conference

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 4:24 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

More Canterbury children seek help

More Canterbury children seek help

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 3:53 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: 0800Whatsup

Kapa haka at Phillipstown

Kapa haka at Phillipstown

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 2:16 p.m. by NickyWagner

 

Daylight Saving’s end means tsunami warning testing

Daylight Saving’s end means tsunami warning testing

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 2:14 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch’s tsunami warning siren system will be tested at 11am this Sunday 6 April 2014, with the sirens sounding for one to two minutes. This testing is in keeping with Christchurch City Council’s twice-yearly testing of the sirens on the Sundays that Daylight Saving begins and ends.

Christchurch IT salaries surge with recruitment specialists

Christchurch IT salaries surge with recruitment specialists

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 1:09 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch IT salaries surge with recruitment specialists