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Real-time travel information on its way

Real-time travel information on its way

Friday, 6 December 2013 12:32 p.m. by Transport4chch

From next month, motorists on State Highways 1 and 76 driving into and around Christchurch will have access to real-time travel information.

New carparks opening Addington and Central City 9 December

New carparks opening Addington and Central City 9 December

Friday, 6 December 2013 11:27 a.m. by Transport4chch

Two new Christchurch City Council car parks will open to the public on Monday 9 December.

LURP to provide speedy residential growth

LURP to provide speedy residential growth

Friday, 6 December 2013 11:07 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Upcoming Detours for Bus Users this weekend

Upcoming Detours for Bus Users this weekend

Friday, 6 December 2013 9:37 a.m. by Transport4chch

The following bus routes will be affected by either road works or events which require detours to be implemented.  for full details on the detours click on the routes below or go to 

Heathcote Bridge closure this weekend – from 6pm Friday 6th December

Heathcote Bridge closure this weekend – from 6pm Friday 6th December

Friday, 6 December 2013 9:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are advised the Heathcote River Bridge on State Highway 76 will be closed to traffic again this weekend as part of the scheduled works.

365 Port Hills homes classed as dangerous

365 Port Hills homes classed as dangerous

Friday, 6 December 2013 8:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

Some 365 properties on the Port Hills are still classed as dangerous to occupy and carry section 124 notices, latest city council figures show.

A zone called turmoil

A zone called turmoil

Friday, 6 December 2013 8:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Kathryn Burton, her husband and three young children had moved on with their lives. At least they tried to.

Port Hills zoning

Port Hills zoning

Friday, 6 December 2013 7:48 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Below is the announcement about zoning Gerry Brownlee 5 DECEMBER, 2013 Port Hills zoning review announced Results of the Port Hills Zoning Review announced today will give property owners certainty and provide options for people to move on from areas posing a serious risk to life, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says. The outcome 

Upcoming Detours for Bus Users from 8 December

Upcoming Detours for Bus Users from 8 December

Friday, 6 December 2013 7:37 a.m. by Transport4chch

The following bus routes will be affected by either road works or events which require detours to be implemented.  for full details on the detours click on the routes below or go to www.metroinfo.co.nz. Victoria St/ Montreal St – Route …

Mayor to push for temporary CTV memorial

Mayor to push for temporary CTV memorial

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:28 a.m. by MediaOneNews

The Earthquake Recovery Minister has ruled out placing a temporary memorial on the CTV site.

Workers warned on asbestos

Workers warned on asbestos

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Hundreds of rebuild workers have been given a grim wake-up call in a bid to avoid a legacy of danger and asbestos-related deaths.

Mayor to push for CTV memorial

Mayor to push for CTV memorial

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has ruled out placing a temporary memorial on the Canterbury Television (CTV) site, despite the idea having city councillors' support.

Rezoned folk shellshocked

Rezoned folk 'shellshocked'

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

When the call came through at 9pm, Anna van Hattum thought it was a joke. Or a scam.

Workers warned on asbestos

Workers warned on asbestos

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Hundreds of rebuild workers have been given a grim wake-up call in a bid to avoid a legacy of danger and asbestos-related deaths.

Port Hills review inconsistent and stressful

Port Hills review inconsistent and stressful

Thursday, 5 December 2013 11:52 p.m. by RuthDyson Popular

 

Nearly 240 more properties red-zoned

Nearly 240 more properties red-zoned

Thursday, 5 December 2013 8:51 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Nearly 240 more Christchurch properties are to be red-zoned as a result of a government review of Port Hills land.

Government pressured for CTV memorial

Government pressured for CTV memorial

Thursday, 5 December 2013 5:47 p.m. by Media3News

Families of those who died in the CTV building collapse are putting pressure to clean up the site.

St Albans News extra has business slant

St Albans News extra has business slant

Thursday, 5 December 2013 5:36 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

An extra issue of the St Albans News is published this month, with a focus on local business. Find out why you should shop locally and also have a look at the new shopping centre at the corner of Barbadoes St and Edgeware Road as well as a trip back to the 1940s. Download the […]

DIYers at risk as asbestos cases increase

DIYers at risk as asbestos cases increase

Thursday, 5 December 2013 5:15 p.m. by Media3News

The Kiwi love affair with DIY could have serious consequences for the uninitiated.

CBD – Available Routes Map 7th December – 14th December

CBD – Available Routes Map 7th December – 14th December

Thursday, 5 December 2013 3:09 p.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly and is available via our website and The Press newspaper on Saturdays. Please click here to download the network map – Available Routes Map

Long Awaited Port Hills Zoning Decision

Long Awaited Port Hills Zoning Decision

Thursday, 5 December 2013 1:31 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Hon Gerry Brownlee Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery 5 December 2013 

Ground improvement trials additional controlled blast

Ground improvement trials additional controlled blast

Thursday, 5 December 2013 1:03 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Port Hills zoning review announced

Port Hills zoning review announced

Thursday, 5 December 2013 12:56 p.m. by GovtCera

Port Hills zoning review announced

Port Hills zoning review announced

Thursday, 5 December 2013 12:51 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

St Albans swim club history helps fund new pool

St Albans swim club history helps fund new pool

Thursday, 5 December 2013 11:38 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Sales of the recently launched St Albans Swimming Club and Edgeware Pool history will go towards installing a new pool in the area, writer Val Somerville says.

Storms leave children quaking

Storms leave children quaking

Thursday, 5 December 2013 11:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's earthquakes have meant that some children have become unusually afraid of storms and strong wind.

Quake small but violent in hills

Quake 'small but violent' in hills

Thursday, 5 December 2013 11:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

A moderate earthquake has shaken Christchurch's hillside residents.

Callaghan backs Christchurch as Sensing City

Callaghan backs Christchurch as Sensing City

Thursday, 5 December 2013 10:38 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Council backs CTV memorial

Council backs CTV memorial

Thursday, 5 December 2013 10:14 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council is backing calls for a temporary memorial on the site of the CTV building, with Mayor Lianne Dalziel signalling she will raise the issue with the Earthquake Recovery Minister.

Red zone not unlawful – but offers were

Red zone not unlawful – but offers were

Thursday, 5 December 2013 9:48 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

In its decision in Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery & anor v Fowler Developments Ltd & ors [2013] NZCA 588 the Court of Appeal overturned the High Court decision that “red-zoning” was unlawful but agreed with the High Court that the offers made to land owners and uninsured red zone home owners were unlawful.  The Crown 

Death or EQC - which is worse?

Death or EQC - 'which is worse?'

Thursday, 5 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

About six weeks ago when Rosemary Nolan fell sick and thought she was going to die, she started worrying that her family might have to deal with her earthquake wrangles.

Empty homes of Whaka Terrace

Empty homes of Whaka Terrace

Thursday, 5 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The gardens are established, the houses are grand, but a closer look reveals many of the residential properties at Whaka Terrace are unoccupied.

Northern Motorway – Significant Delays

Northern Motorway – Significant Delays

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 5:27 p.m. by Transport4chch

We advise road users that there has been an incident on the Northern Motorway and any traffic heading out of the city is being diverted onto the grass median around it. We advise that there are significant delays for any …

Some Very Interesting Christchurch Census Figures.

Some Very Interesting Christchurch Census Figures.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 5:19 p.m. by NickyWagner

 

Update on Cook Strait earthquakes claims

Update on Cook Strait earthquakes claims

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 4:53 p.m. by GovtEQC

Brownlee signals confidence in EQC boss

Brownlee signals confidence in EQC boss

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 4:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has expressed confidence in Ian Simpson and signalled a report into systems of the Earthquake Commission will not contain bad news for the organisation's chief executive.

Freeparking, just go ahead

Freeparking, just go ahead

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 3:51 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Mike Greer may well have got the go ahead from Building Consents at the City Council after this visit but did the building inspector need to park on the footpath and grass verge like this? 

First glimpse of proposed Town Hall refurbishment

First glimpse of proposed Town Hall refurbishment

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 3:30 p.m. by FutureChristchurch

Residents attending a Town Hall and wider Performing Arts Precinct information session yesterday got a first glimpse of what parts of the Town Hall could look like at the end of the four-year conservation project.

Travellers pick Christchurch as a destination on the rise

Travellers pick Christchurch as a destination on the rise

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 3:02 p.m. by TourismChCh

Christchurch is winning favour with users of the world’s largest travel website, who have voted the city as the number one ‘Destination on the Rise’ in the South Pacific.

Canterbury leads growth in residential building activity

Canterbury leads growth in residential building activity

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 2:50 p.m. by PRNews

Media Release: Statistics New Zealand

Action plan addresses resource consent recommendations

Action plan addresses resource consent recommendations

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 2:47 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council has welcomed the Ministry for the Environment’s final report into resource consenting processes for the city.

Canterbury construction spending at record high

Canterbury construction spending at record high

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 12:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

A quarter of all New Zealand's construction spending is now in Canterbury, as both home and non-residential building ramps up to record levels.

Opawa Road Bus detours – Bus stop closed on Route 28

Opawa Road Bus detours – Bus stop closed on Route 28

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 12:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Route 28 Papanui Lyttelton & Rapaki Due to on-going road works on Opawa Rd all buses travelling to the city and Papanui will detour from until 6am Monday 2 December. Buses will detour off Opawa Rd onto Garlands Rd and …

IAG deploys Exigen Insurance Solutions

IAG deploys Exigen Insurance Solutions

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 11:58 a.m. by IAGinsurance

IAG and Exigen Insurance Solutions, a global provider of core systems and business transformation to insurers, announced today the successful country-wide roll out of Exigen's policy administration, billing and claims solutions for motor vehicle lines of business at IAG subsidiary AMI. The deployment is the first stage introduction of a new enterprise platform for managing AMI's more than one million motor, home, contents, farm and boat insurance policies.

Community Contact Team

Community Contact Team

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 10:52 a.m. by GovtEQC

Husband of quake victim calls for CTV site tidy up

Husband of quake victim calls for CTV site tidy up

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 9:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

A man who lost his wife when the Canterbury Television building collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake is adding his voice to calls for the unkempt site to be tidied.

Baby likely to arrive before quake repairs

Baby likely to arrive before quake repairs

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 8:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

Charlotte Mayne thought she had been patient. As she watched houses being repaired around her, Mayne did not kick up a fuss.

Bridge Street bridge – off peak delays Thursday 4th and Friday 5th December

Bridge Street bridge – off peak delays Thursday 4th and Friday 5th December

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 8:17 a.m. by Transport4chch

Drivers using South Brighton’s Bridge Street bridge, should be prepared for a stop/go system and delays between 9 am and 2 pm Wednesday and Thursday, 4 and 5 December.

Memorial needed now, says CTV widower

Memorial needed now, says CTV widower

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 8:11 a.m. by MediaStuff

An earthquake widower is calling for the city council to tidy up the abandoned CTV site and install a temporary memorial to allow families to pay tribute to their loved ones with dignity.

Chch Today: When will Linwood Village be built?

Chch Today: When will Linwood Village be built?

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 7:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

Baby likely to arrive before quake repairs

Baby likely to arrive before quake repairs

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 7:23 a.m. by MediaStuff

Charlotte Mayne thought she had been patient. As she watched houses being repaired around her, Mayne did not kick up a fuss.

Outcasts hope for full payout by Xmas

Outcasts hope for full payout by Xmas

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 7:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

Ernest Tsao is hoping Christchurch landowners battling for a full Government buyout offer for their red-zoned properties receive an early Christmas present.

Will council fall short on rebuild?

Will council fall short on rebuild?

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council may have to revisit its multibillion-dollar rebuild cost-share deal with the Crown because of overly-optimistic predictions about its earthquake insurance payouts.

November 2013 Website Update

November 2013 Website Update

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 11:09 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Popular

Website update and changes made. 

Crown and Council Reach Cost Share Agreement

Crown and Council Reach Cost Share Agreement

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 4:22 p.m. by GovtCera

A cost-sharing agreement has been reached between the Crown and the Waimakariri District Council (WDC) which finalizes arrangements for Council-owned land and property, and repairs to horizontal infrastructure in the district's Residential Red Zone.

Appointment of General Manager Building Control and Rebuild

Appointment of General Manager Building Control and Rebuild

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 3:11 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council has appointed Peter Sparrow to the new position of General Manager Building Control and Rebuild.

Social housing progress in the east

Social housing progress in the east

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 2:26 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council has begun the detailed design process for eight new units at the newly repaired Knightsbridge Lane City Housing complex in Aranui, with construction due to begin in April next year.

Southern Response claimants cautiously optimistic

Southern Response claimants 'cautiously optimistic'

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 2:25 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Two weeks.