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Cliff-top properties judged risk to life

Cliff-top properties judged risk to life

Saturday, 30 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Hidden up narrow, winding streets in affluent hill suburbs are multimillion- dollar homes ripped apart by mass land movement.

CTV News Friday August 29

CTV News Friday August 29

Friday, 29 August 2014 9:07 p.m. by MediaCTV

Governors Bay Rd – New restrictions in place for OD vehicles in coming weeks

Governors Bay Rd – New restrictions in place for OD vehicles in coming weeks

Friday, 29 August 2014 4:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

The following restrictions will be in place on Governors Bay Road in the coming weeks while road reconstruction and resurfacing work is carried out at Radcliffes Corner. Sat 6th and Sun 7th September  - 7am – 6pm both days Road CLOSED …

Central City – from Monday 1st September

Central City – from Monday 1st September

Friday, 29 August 2014 3:20 p.m. by Transport4chch

New: Durham Street - one lane from Salisbury Street to Armagh Street – delays expected in peak periods. Manchester Street – Northbound closure now extends from Gloucester Street to Salisbury Street. Antigua Street one way northbound only between Moorhouse Ave and St …

High Court Earthquake List & Case Summaries

High Court Earthquake List & Case Summaries

Friday, 29 August 2014 2:52 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Here is the link to the NZ Law Society Library page that contains links to case summaries for court decisions from the earthquake list and details of cases in the list current to 15 August 2014.  

EQC failed to give top engineer support

EQC 'failed' to give top engineer support

Friday, 29 August 2014 10:05 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission failed to provide its allegedly bullying engineer with the support he needed, a disciplinary committee has heard.

Start Date September 4th

Start Date September 4th

Friday, 29 August 2014 9:21 a.m. by FletcherEQR

Central city home repair

Central city home repair

Friday, 29 August 2014 9:21 a.m. by FletcherEQR

Dozens benefit from massive repair

Dozens benefit from massive repair

Friday, 29 August 2014 9:00 a.m. by FletcherEQR

Gasson Street – at Brougham Street delays possible

Gasson Street – at Brougham Street delays possible

Friday, 29 August 2014 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised for the next three days work is being undertaken on Gasson Street which means the left northbound lane of Gasson Street at Brougham Street will be closed. This work will be undertaken during the hours of …

$855,000 to repair classroom

$855,000 to repair classroom

Friday, 29 August 2014 7:57 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Anglican Church will be given a council grant of up to $855,000 to help it repair an old stone classroom block at St Michael's School.

Burst Watermain – Hansons Lane – expect delays

Burst Watermain – Hansons Lane – expect delays

Friday, 29 August 2014 6:41 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised of a burst water main down Hanson’s Lane, Riccarton. Temporary Traffic Management is in place and has maintained two-way traffic around the site. We advise for those using Hanson’s Lane to access Riccarton Road to expect delays this morning …

Burst Watermain – Hansons Lane – UPDATE 1544pm

Burst Watermain – Hansons Lane – UPDATE 1544pm

Friday, 29 August 2014 6:41 a.m. by Transport4chch

Update 1544pm – this is still in place as contractors work to fix the watermain. This is expected to be completed in the next short while but road users can expect some delay through the area as evening peak hour …

CTV News - Strangers Lane

CTV News - Strangers Lane

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:52 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News - Daffodil Day Volunteers

CTV News - Daffodil Day Volunteers

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:50 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Sarah Platt

CTV News - Sarah Platt

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:48 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Paula Bennet

CTV News - Paula Bennet

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:39 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV - Uni Trust Accepts Donation

CTV - Uni Trust Accepts Donation

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:37 p.m. by MediaCTV

Let’s Roll! Join in creating the green space at The Commons

Let’s Roll! Join in creating the green space at The Commons

Thursday, 28 August 2014 6:57 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Fanfare please! We’re finally at the stage of being able to lay grass at The Commons. To be true to the vision (to be a welcoming, ever-evolving community space. A space that connects people to their inner-city and to each other), we’d like to extend an open invitation to you to be a part of […]

CTV News   Thursday 28 August

CTV News Thursday 28 August

Thursday, 28 August 2014 6:42 p.m. by MediaCTV

Completing Repairs

Completing Repairs

Thursday, 28 August 2014 3:36 p.m. by FletcherEQR

September Awesome Evening

September Awesome Evening

Thursday, 28 August 2014 3:34 p.m. by MinistryofAwesome

Is a new life emerging in Christchurch?

Is a new life emerging in Christchurch?

Thursday, 28 August 2014 2:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

Next Thursday marks four years since a 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Cantabrians out of their beds at 4.35am on September 4.

Jim Harland: Lyttleton Tunnel

Jim Harland: Lyttleton Tunnel

Thursday, 28 August 2014 12:01 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Regional Director Southern at the NZTA Jim Harland talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the Lyttleton Tunnel and how it is celebrating 50 years.

EQC engineer breaks down at hearing

EQC engineer breaks down at hearing

Thursday, 28 August 2014 12:01 p.m. by MediaStuff

A controversial Earthquake Commission (EQC) engineer broke down today in defending his manner and assessments before a disciplinary committee.

Town Hall rebuild bids sought

Town Hall rebuild bids sought

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council is pushing ahead with plans to seek expressions of interest from companies keen to be involved in the rebuild of the Town Hall.

Town Hall rebuild bids sought

Town Hall rebuild bids sought

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:37 a.m. by MediaStuff

The city council is pushing ahead with plans to seek expressions of interest from companies keen to be involved in the rebuild of the Town Hall.

Kieren Kortegast: Police Communications

Kieren Kortegast: Police Communications

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:36 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Inspector Kieren Kortegast talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about police Communications and gives the ZB team a tour around.

Sumner residents plea for $10m hub

Sumner residents plea for $10m hub

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:16 a.m. by MediaStuff

Sumner residents are getting impatient for new community facilities to replace the ones lost through the quakes.

Feebee Newlands: Randon Acts Kindness

Feebee Newlands: Randon Acts Kindness

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:08 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Feebee Newlands promotes Random Acts of Kindness Day in Canterbury and talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about why she wants people to get involved.  At the end is a song about Random acts of Kindness.

CTV News - Woman On Boards

CTV News - Woman On Boards

Thursday, 28 August 2014 10:39 a.m. by MediaCTV

Loving the Christchurch life

Loving the Christchurch life

Thursday, 28 August 2014 10:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

In May 2013, my husband and I packed our lives into a 20-foot container and moved 1000km from Auckland to Christchurch.

Historic suburb readies itself for quake

Historic suburb readies itself for quake

Thursday, 28 August 2014 10:00 a.m. by GovtEQC

EQC engineer threatened harsher assessments

EQC engineer threatened harsher assessments

Thursday, 28 August 2014 9:48 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission's top engineer threatened to make a harsher assessment if his repair advice was disputed, a disciplinary committee has been told.

Engineer denies bullying

Engineer denies bullying

Thursday, 28 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission's (EQC) top engineer made assessments without tools and was arrogant and bullying, a disciplinary hearing has heard.

EQC engineer denies bullying

EQC engineer denies bullying

Thursday, 28 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission's (EQC) top engineer made assessments without tools and was arrogant and bullying, a disciplinary hearing has heard.

CTV News - Wednesday 27 August

CTV News - Wednesday 27 August

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 7:59 p.m. by MediaCTV

Meet our interns

Meet our interns

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 4:02 p.m. by GapFiller

We have a couple of wonderful interns, both of whom are studying Landscape Architecture at Copenhagen University in Denmark. 

Framed! Historic golf hole for High Street

Framed! Historic golf hole for High Street

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 12:45 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler’s Gap Golf project is growing! This new hole has been added to the course on the corner of High and Tuam Streets. The hole’s design has taken influence from two High Street Stories. These stories were collected by the Historic Places Trust (now called Heritage New Zealand) in 2012/13 in order to record […]

IAG loses Ridgecrest case in Supreme Court

IAG loses Ridgecrest case in Supreme Court

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 11:47 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Couple falsely told quake-damaged house was safe

Couple falsely told quake-damaged house was safe

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 11:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

A Christchurch couple say an EQC engineer who assessed their home treated them with zero respect and falsely told them the house was as safe as it was before the earthquakes.A disciplinary hearing for Napier engineer Graeme Robinson,...

Whitewash Head Road, Scarborough – partial closure from Mon 1 Sept.

Whitewash Head Road, Scarborough – partial closure from Mon 1 Sept.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 10:51 a.m. by Transport4chch

From Monday 1 September 2014, (weather dependant) the upper part of Whitewash Head Road will be closed to all vehicular traffic while repairs to the retaining wall and road are carried out. 

Four years on: Is a new life emerging?

Four years on: Is a new life emerging?

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 10:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

Next Thursday marks four years since a 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Cantabrians out of their beds at 4.35am on September 4.

EQC engineer in disciplinary hearing

EQC engineer in disciplinary hearing

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 8:31 a.m. by MediaStuff

A senior Earthquake Commission (EQC) engineer will go before a disciplinary hearing today to face complaints about his assessments of numerous quake-damaged properties.

Land key to housing crisis

Land key to housing crisis

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 7:24 a.m. by MediaThePress

Lack of affordable housing, congested roads, and uncertainty over where and what to build are challenges that dominate the Christchurch rebuild and will continue to do so for some time.

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works Restrictions – 28 & 30 Aug

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works Restrictions – 28 & 30 Aug

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 7:00 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:

Food hub for central city site

'Food hub' for central city site

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A bare site in Victoria St in central Christchurch is to become a container food hub - perhaps with a weekend farmers market alongside.

Council making money out of thin air

Council making money out of thin air

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council is turning thin air into cash. It is is leasing air space over roads and footpaths to developers keen to maximise the size of their buildings.

Nothing years optimism fades

'Nothing years' optimism fades

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Ephelia Paxie has never known an undamaged home. Her dad Dion is losing hope as the family continues to fight insurers over repairs.  reports. --------------------

Girl has never known an undamaged home

Girl has never known an undamaged home

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

CTV News - Lyttelton Tunnel

CTV News - Lyttelton Tunnel

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:48 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Council Dept Discussion

CTV News - Council Dept Discussion

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:43 p.m. by MediaCTV

McCormacks Bay Reserve & Ihutai Trust

McCormacks Bay Reserve & Ihutai Trust

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 1:32 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

McCormacks Bay Reserve On Sunday, 31 August the Trust which looks after the Avon Heathcote estuary, the Ihutai Trust, is holding a public planting at McCormacks Bay reserve to help repair the […]

Call for Designs – Info Boards @ The Commons

Call for Designs – Info Boards @ The Commons

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 1:13 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

  The Commons is in need of some awesome information boards. We’d like to share information about the project, what’s on site and more as well as history of the area. The boards will also have a community notice board function. So we’re calling for designs. The deadline is September 7 to submit your design. […]

Community led recovery research launched

Community led recovery research launched

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:41 a.m. by ravencretney

A Christchurch raised PhD student, Raven Cretney, has launched the start of a research project looking into the specific role of community driven recovery intiatives in Christchurch.

Lyttelton Tunnel closed Sunday 31 August for 50th Celebrations

Lyttelton Tunnel closed Sunday 31 August for 50th Celebrations

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 9:52 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Lyttelton Tunnel will  celebrate its 50th birthday this Sunday, 31st August with the opening of the new tunnel control building and national recognition for its engineering heritage with a community event that will include the rare opportunity to walk through …

Prime Minister John Key

Prime Minister John Key

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 9:42 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Prime Minister John Key talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about local issues affecting the city.

Council trying to lighten load for city ratepayers

Council trying to lighten load for city ratepayers

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council does not want ratepayers bearing the ownership costs of all the central city's major new facilities and is talking to the Government about alternative options.