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Fears Christchurch will soon reach hospitality overload

Fears Christchurch will soon reach hospitality overload

Friday, 7 October 2016 5:50 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Hospitality outlets in Christchurch are close to or have already surpassed pre-quake levels, and old industry hands predict some will have to fight for survival as competition hots up.

Lowering of donut marks sweet moment in restoration of Christchurch Town Hall

Lowering of donut marks sweet moment in restoration of Christchurch Town Hall

Friday, 7 October 2016 5:15 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A 2.6-tonne donut has been gently lowered from its home high above the Christchurch Town Hall auditorium in a landmark moment for the restoration of the historic performance venue.

New video - Lyttelton

New video - Lyttelton

Friday, 7 October 2016 12:22 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

This video documents the settlement process so far for some of our Lyttelton-based customers, as the community recovers from the earthquakes.

Announcement - Construction Programme

Announcement - Construction Programme

Thursday, 6 October 2016 10:06 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Today we are announcing that we are setting a deadline of 30 June 2017 to enter our building programme, with signed build contracts, if you would like our team to manage your repair or rebuild for you.

Sir Bob Parker and Chinese investors back $70m building in Christchurch health precinct

Sir Bob Parker and Chinese investors back $70m building in Christchurch health precinct

Thursday, 6 October 2016 7:26 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Sir Bob Parker and Chinese investors are behind a new health research facility in Christchurch.

Risk Otakaro will not reach deal to sell Christchurch convention centre

Risk Otakaro will not reach deal to sell Christchurch convention centre

Thursday, 6 October 2016 6:36 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Crown is concerned it will have to buy Christchurch's convention centre back off Otakaro if the company fails to find a buyer.

Architecture: Christchurchs new plywood palace

Architecture: Christchurch's new plywood palace

Thursday, 6 October 2016 5:41 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New Zealands first pod hotel could halt sleepovers at Christchurch Airport

New Zealand's first pod hotel could halt sleepovers at Christchurch Airport

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch Airport hopes New Zealand's first pod-style hotel will help solve the problem of passengers bunking down in its terminal.

Ailing owner living on the breadline as rates for demolished Sumner units pile up

Ailing owner 'living on the breadline' as rates for demolished Sumner units pile up

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 8:43 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An ailing, elderly woman has been financially stripped by mounting council rates and penalties for land she cannot live on.

New Brighton Pier repair to start in February

New Brighton Pier repair to start in February

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 6:58 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Christchurch City Council has awarded the job of repairing the New Brighton Pier to Fulton Hogan.

$20m New Brighton apartment plan in doubt

$20m New Brighton apartment plan in doubt

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 7:24 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New Brighton's planned $20 million waterfront apartment development is struggling for cash, throwing the future of the project into doubt.

Christchurch water course plans in 2017, but red zone funding remains mirky

Christchurch water course plans in 2017, but red zone funding remains mirky

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 6:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The group lobbying for an international water course in Christchurch's east wants to have a proposal in front of Regenerate Christchurch in the first half of 2017.

Christchurch water course plans in 2017, but red zone funding remains murky

Christchurch water course plans in 2017, but red zone funding remains murky

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 6:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The group lobbying for an international water course in Christchurch's east wants to have a proposal in front of Regenerate Christchurch in the first half of 2017.

Canterbury earthquake engineers win international honour

Canterbury earthquake engineers win international honour

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 4:39 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Two University of Canterbury (UC) earthquake engineers have been honoured at an American convention for the world-class excellence of their post-quake research assessing liquefaction hazards in Christchurch.

Crown Owned Land and Rates

Crown Owned Land and Rates

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 3:11 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

A question that has come up multiple times in the campaign has been does the government pay rates on land in the central city that it has purchased under the blueprint. The question came up again when i made a statement about the terrible state of Wilsons Carparks in the central city. The example below isnt crown owned land but there are many Wilsons Parks on crown owned land. 

Red Zone Whispers

Red Zone Whispers

Monday, 3 October 2016 8:07 p.m. by OpawahoHeathcote Popular

Whispers that announcements would come this week by Regenerate Christchurch, regarding the Red Zone, were grasped eagerly by many local and Global (Ex- Cantab) people, and none more so than the Opawaho-Heathcote River Network.

New Christchurch hotels on track to deliver almost 400 guest rooms

New Christchurch hotels on track to deliver almost 400 guest rooms

Monday, 3 October 2016 5:43 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Two new hotels which will open a combined total of nearly 400 rooms in central Christchurch have passed milestones.

Soup: Spring

Soup: Spring

Monday, 3 October 2016 12:46 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Christchurch convention centre deal: How it went pear-shaped

Christchurch convention centre deal: How it went pear-shaped

Monday, 3 October 2016 10:36 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Official documents have revealed for the first time what contributed to the soured convention centre deal between the Government and Plenary Conventions New Zealand.Treasury documents released under the Official Information Act...

The battle with EQC still rages

The battle with EQC still rages

Sunday, 2 October 2016 2:48 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

People in the North Island, quite sincerely, often ask me how we are getting on now that the earthquakes have stopped.

Tone deaf exit of EQC boss Ian Simpson hits the wrong note

Tone deaf exit of EQC boss Ian Simpson hits the wrong note

Sunday, 2 October 2016 2:45 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

In the news that Earthquake Commission (EQC) chief executive Ian Simpson would be leaving his job at the end of the year, one word shone like a beacon.

Friends of Abberley Park group being set up

Friends of Abberley Park group being set up

Sunday, 2 October 2016 1:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

A meeting to set set up a new group to look after residents’ interests in Abberley Park is being held at the St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St at 6.30pm on Monday, October 3. All welcome to attend.

FESTA 2016 releases programme of vibrant urban creativity for Labour Weekend

FESTA 2016 releases programme of vibrant urban creativity for Labour Weekend

Friday, 30 September 2016 4:35 p.m. by Festa Featured Popular

FESTA 2016 releases programme of vibrant urban creativity for Labour Weekend

Nun reveals: What Christ Church Cathedral means to me

Nun reveals: What Christ Church Cathedral means to me

Friday, 30 September 2016 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch City Council to sell key Riccarton site

Christchurch City Council to sell key Riccarton site

Thursday, 29 September 2016 4:38 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch City Council is selling the Riccarton site which was the subject of a failed land swap plan by mall giant Westfield.

Garry Moore: The battle with EQC still rages

Garry Moore: The battle with EQC still rages

Thursday, 29 September 2016 3:53 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

People in the North Island, quite sincerely, often ask me how we are getting on now that the earthquakes have stopped.

Volcanic eruption in Indonesia

Volcanic eruption in Indonesia

Thursday, 29 September 2016 2:44 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

FESTA needs the means for its headline event: reusable materials!

FESTA needs the means for its headline event: reusable materials!

Thursday, 29 September 2016 1:18 p.m. by Festa Popular

FESTA needs the means for its headline event: reusable materials!

Regenerate Christchurch must focus on the big picture and people

Regenerate Christchurch must focus on the big picture and people

Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:58 a.m. by greeningtheredzone Popular

Regenerate Christchurch must stay focused on the big picture and people of Christchurch when planning for the Avon River red zone, says community group Greening the Red zone.

Residential red zone decisions a step closer

Residential red zone decisions a step closer

Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:55 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular


Geotech works begin towards re-opening Sumner Road

Geotech works begin towards re-opening Sumner Road

Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:33 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

Regenerate Christchurch Announcement Good News For Christchurch and Central Residents

Regenerate Christchurch Announcement Good News For Christchurch and Central Residents

Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:28 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Media Statement

First steps for Christchurch red zones announced, concrete plans yet to be made

First steps for Christchurch red zones announced, concrete plans yet to be made

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New details about the future use of Christchurch's red zone are being hailed as progress, despite no completion date or funds for the project.

Concerns raised about Christchurch convention centre deal months before partnership broke down

Concerns raised about Christchurch convention centre deal months before partnership broke down

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 8:22 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Exits plans were under way months before the Government split from its Christchurch convention centre partner.

Editorial: Tone deaf exit of EQC boss Ian Simpson hits the wrong note

Editorial: Tone deaf exit of EQC boss Ian Simpson hits the wrong note

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 5:49 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

In the news that Earthquake Commission (EQC) chief executive Ian Simpson would be leaving his job at the end of the year, one word shone like a beacon.

Regenerate Christchurch signals approach to residential red zone

Regenerate Christchurch signals approach to residential red zone

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 4:24 p.m. by Regenerate Featured Popular

Regenerate Christchurch has today signaled its approach for identifying the long-term use of land that has been zoned red in the Christchurch district.

Will a rebuilt Christchurch be ready for the future of work?

Will a rebuilt Christchurch be ready for the future of work?

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 11:28 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

EQC Chief Executive Ian Simpson is leaving EQC to take up new role

EQC Chief Executive Ian Simpson is leaving EQC to take up new role

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 11:17 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

EQC boss Ian Simpson quits

EQC boss Ian Simpson quits

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:41 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Earthquake Commission boss Ian Simpson has quit the organisation.

Shopology offers mix of designers at Christchurchs Re:Start mall

Shopology offers mix of designers at Christchurch's Re:Start mall

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 8:53 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A new retailer called Shopology​ has moved into Christchurch's Re:Start mall in Cashel St until the end of December.

Gough family forced to cut rent on Christchurch heritage building

Gough family forced to cut rent on Christchurch heritage building

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 7:34 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Gough family have slashed the asking rent of the central Christchurch heritage building they bought a year ago in a bid to attract tenants.

New Christchurch stadium on hold, Crown waiting on council to reiterate support

New Christchurch stadium 'on hold', Crown waiting on council to reiterate support

Monday, 26 September 2016 9:22 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's new stadium is "on hold" until the city council clearly commits to funding it, Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

Concern as Christchurch Hospital parking shortage worsens

Concern as Christchurch Hospital parking shortage worsens

Monday, 26 September 2016 8:18 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The battle to find a car park near Christchurch Hospital is about to worsen as the hospital rebuild intensifies and surrounding parking dwindles.

Introducing Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre

Introducing Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre

Monday, 26 September 2016 3:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Community invited to New Brighton Regeneration Hub

Community invited to New Brighton Regeneration Hub

Monday, 26 September 2016 3:10 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration

Monday, 26 September 2016 1:59 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Key managers leave SCIRT before finishing Christchurch rebuild projects

Key managers leave SCIRT before finishing Christchurch rebuild projects

Monday, 26 September 2016 10:55 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

An exodus of workers is becoming a problem for major infrastructure projects, with less than three months until SCIRT alliance work wraps up.

Staff leave SCIRT before finishing Christchurch rebuild projects

Staff leave SCIRT before finishing Christchurch rebuild projects

Monday, 26 September 2016 10:55 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

An exodus of workers is becoming a problem for major infrastructure projects, with less than three months until SCIRT alliance work wraps up.December is the deadline for about 130 infrastructure projects still to be completed by...

Staff leave SCIRT before finishing Christchurch rebuild projects

Staff leave SCIRT before finishing Christchurch rebuild projects

Monday, 26 September 2016 10:55 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

An exodus of workers is becoming a problem for major infrastructure projects, with less than three months until SCIRT alliance work wraps up.December is the deadline for about 130 infrastructure projects still to be completed by...

2016 Annual Public Meeting

2016 Annual Public Meeting

Monday, 26 September 2016 12:19 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

The Southern Response Annual Public Meeting is coming up next month. Please see below for the details:

The Protests at the Art Gallery/CERA Headquarters March 2011…. for the record…

The Protests at the Art Gallery/CERA Headquarters March 2011…. for the record…

Sunday, 25 September 2016 9:26 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

I note that my original post for the protest at the Art gallery has been removed by the powers that be, it was less than complimentary of Minister Brownlee’s behaviour.  

New Brighton: Power to the People

New Brighton: Power to the People

Sunday, 25 September 2016 12:47 a.m. by MakingChristchurch Popular

Youth focus local elections

Youth focus local elections

Saturday, 24 September 2016 9:55 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular




Jump in Christchurch spending as central city workforce reaches critical mass

Jump in Christchurch spending as central city workforce reaches critical mass

Friday, 23 September 2016 6:44 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Spending in Christchurch's shops, eateries, and hotels has jumped nearly 5 per cent in the past year.

How Maori will rebuilt Christchurch look?

How Maori will rebuilt Christchurch look?

Friday, 23 September 2016 5:05 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Let's start a stroll through central Christchurch at Victoria Square. After a stoush over the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's plans to radically alter the square, a working group did a lot of talking and recommended keeping Victoria Square pretty much as it is. Paths will be modernised and widened, a punt/waka stop will be established and so forth.

The LAB – EQC’s newest sponsored exhibition opens

The LAB – EQC’s newest sponsored exhibition opens

Friday, 23 September 2016 1:32 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Red Electrical are champions

Red Electrical are champions

Thursday, 22 September 2016 8:49 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Red Electrical, the colourful store at the corner of Innes Rd and Cranford St came up tops in the Champion Awards when they won the Infrastructure/Trades small enterprise section held recently. The company, which has only been in business for …

Historic Christchurch vicarage for sale after nearly 150 years

Historic Christchurch vicarage for sale after nearly 150 years

Thursday, 22 September 2016 5:30 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

One of Christchurch's oldest houses is up for sale for the first time since it was built in 1868.

‘A Walk on the Wild Side’

‘A Walk on the Wild Side’

Thursday, 22 September 2016 5:23 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

For quite a while our community have been wondering when public can have real access to the Christchurch Residential Red Zone and what is going to happen with this large tract of damaged land.