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Gloucester St bridge closed until 2015

Gloucester St bridge closed until 2015

Friday, 13 December 2013 11:23 a.m. by MediaStuff

A closed-off central Christchurch bridge is unlikely to re-open until to mid to late 2015.

Offer period extended for Port Hills red zone

Offer period extended for Port Hills red zone

Friday, 13 December 2013 11:20 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Offer period extended for Port Hills red zone

Offer period extended for Port Hills red zone

Friday, 13 December 2013 11:13 a.m. by GovtCera

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced an extension for consideration of the Crown’s offer for eligible property owners in the Port Hills residential red zone.

New Brighton Christmas Parade – Road closures in place/Buses detoured – Sat 14 Dec

New Brighton Christmas Parade – Road closures in place/Buses detoured – Sat 14 Dec

Friday, 13 December 2013 11:11 a.m. by Transport4chch

The following road closures will be in place from 9am to 12.30pm for the New Brighton Christmas Parade on Saturday 14 December.

Cosgrove slams unacceptable delay

Cosgrove slams 'unacceptable' delay

Friday, 13 December 2013 10:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has been accused of breaking the law by taking more than 150 days to answer a formal information request.

Christchurch schools closing their doors one last time

Christchurch schools closing their doors one last time

Friday, 13 December 2013 9:32 a.m. by MediaHerald

Nine Christchurch schools are preparing to close their doors for the final time in the next few days as part of the Ministry of Education's post-quake shake-up.Kendal School is having a closing ceremony this morning.Board trustee...

Small growth in wage packets despite rebuild

Small growth in wage packets despite rebuild

Friday, 13 December 2013 8:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

Salaries for managerial jobs in building and construction may be rising in Canterbury but that's not the same for jobs in general.

Rehua marae brings in community

Rehua marae brings in community

Thursday, 12 December 2013 9:56 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Whanau members, community workers and local musicians made for a great night when the marae hosted carol singing on the evening of December 6. The weather was hot, so the hand-held fans provided by a community health group came in very handy. Health organisations and a group discouraging gambling were among those who had stalls. […]

Carol singing in the rain

Carol singing in the rain

Thursday, 12 December 2013 9:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Report by Doug Lamb, St Albans Choir The choir were singing the lyrics, ‘let it snow’ but the weather was most definitely rain – and lots of it. The St Albans Community Choir held their annual Christmas Carol Concert on Sunday 8th December. This year it was a little different due to heavy rain starting […]

Nine master plans for suburban renewal

Nine master plans for suburban renewal

Thursday, 12 December 2013 5:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Nine master plans for suburban renewal

Nine master plans for suburban renewal

Thursday, 12 December 2013 5:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

Red-zone Burwood couple plead for time

Red-zone Burwood couple plead for time

Thursday, 12 December 2013 2:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Burwood couple must leave their red-zoned home of the last 35 years before their new home will be built after consent hold-ups delayed construction.

Helping the Timeball Station to rise again

Helping the Timeball Station to rise again

Thursday, 12 December 2013 1:48 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Holcim New Zealand has got behind the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT) plan to rebuild the Timeball Station in some form at Lyttelton.

50,000 visitors experience Quake City attraction

50,000 visitors experience Quake City attraction

Thursday, 12 December 2013 1:39 p.m. by CantyMuseum

Quake City has welcomed its 50,000th visitor this week. The visitor was warmly greeted by Quake City’s Visitor Hosts and given a special gift to commemorate the occasion.

A look back. A look forward

A look back. A look forward

Thursday, 12 December 2013 1:38 p.m. by GovtEQC

Quake memorials may be allowed

Quake memorials may be allowed

Thursday, 12 December 2013 1:08 p.m. by MediaStuff

Families who lost loved ones in the February earthquake may be allowed to place temporary remembrance markers at the site where they died.

Quake money still available

Quake money still available

Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:34 a.m. by MediaStuff

Three Canterbury councils have almost $2.1 million in their earthquake funds still waiting to be allocated.

Papanui Road – south of St Albans Street city bound – lane reductions this morning

Papanui Road – south of St Albans Street city bound – lane reductions this morning

Thursday, 12 December 2013 7:48 a.m. by Transport4chch

Papanui Road city bound lanes south of St Albans Street will be reduced this morning for additional repair work on the road surface.

Papanui Road – south of St Albans Street city bound – lane reductions

Papanui Road – south of St Albans Street city bound – lane reductions

Thursday, 12 December 2013 7:48 a.m. by Transport4chch

Papanui Road city bound lanes south of St Albans Street will be reduced this morning for additional repair work on the road surface. Road users may experience some delays through this area due to the reduction in lanes and turn …

Japanese flair for new school

Japanese flair for new school

Thursday, 12 December 2013 7:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

An award-winning Japanese architect believes he will make a Christchurch school one of the most quake-safe in the country.

Mould causing Christmas stress for Chch family

Mould causing Christmas stress for Chch family

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 7:27 p.m. by Media3News

For Laura, her partner Graeme and their kids life is good, except for one thing.

 

They've been twice evacuated from their home in the past fortnight, once for dangerous asbestos dust and then again because of toxic mould.

 

And the fact a demolition crew dropped a garage on their house.

 

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Reaching us during the Christmas break

Reaching us during the Christmas break

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 4:39 p.m. by GovtEQC

Work underway on new commercial and business park in Christchurch

Work underway on new commercial and business park in Christchurch

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 12:35 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Work on a multi-million-dollar light industrial multi-use business park in Christchurch is underway, with the first diggers breaking ground.

Justice and Emergency Services Precinct - extended fly-through Dec 2013

Justice and Emergency Services Precinct - extended fly-through Dec 2013

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 11:46 a.m. by GovtCCDU

An extended fly-through of the proposed Justice and Emergency Services Precinct to go on the Lichfield-Durham-Tuam Street block.

The Resilient City

The Resilient City

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 10:56 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

What is resilience. Well resilience is not remaining strong in the face of adversity – that’s Stoicism.

Cash Settlement

Cash Settlement

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 10:29 a.m. by GovtEQC

Committee recommends restoration of significant heritage landmark

Committee recommends restoration of significant heritage landmark

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 10:05 a.m. by GovtCCC

Committee recommends restoration of significant heritage landmark

Off-road cycle tracks way to go

Off-road cycle tracks way to go

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 9:14 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's healthy, economical, and good for the environment - so why aren't more of us getting on our bikes?

Bacon butties surprise workers

Bacon butties surprise workers

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 8:47 a.m. by MediaThePress

People dressed as giant bacon butties surprised road workers with the real deal.

Opawa Bridge – Stop/Go in place – Wednesday 11 December – from 7pm to complete sealing

Opawa Bridge – Stop/Go in place – Wednesday 11 December – from 7pm to complete sealing

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Opawa Bridge will function under a manual stop/go operation for the completion of sealing works which did not get completed over the weekend closure due to bad weather. The Stop/Go will be in place from 7pm on Wednesday 11 December …

Construction to surge ahead

Construction to surge ahead

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The biggest building and construction boom in 40 years in New Zealand is kicking off and tipped to peak in 2016 when $32 billion is forecast to be spent in that year, a new report says.

Low-deposit rule change welcomed

Low-deposit rule change welcomed

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 11:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new exemption to low-deposit mortgage rules is "great news" for builders and people looking to get a new home, says one of Christchurch's big building firms.

Going Under Canvas at Sumner – 1890s

Going Under Canvas at Sumner – 1890s

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 10:25 p.m. by LostChristchurch

During the past year or two it has been customary for a number of parties of young men to go into camp at Sumner for the summer months, and to come up to Christchurch during business hours. Special facilities for this purpose having been offered by the Christchurch Tramway Company, the number of camps has considerably increased this year, and at the present time there are some forty parties living under canvas there, comprising over a hundred persons. While some of the parties have been content ...

Call to relocate red zone houses

Call to relocate red zone houses

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 4:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

The council's housing committee will ask the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) to identify red-zoned homes suitable for relocation.

The Anglican Parish of Heathcote – Mt Pleasant

The Anglican Parish of Heathcote – Mt Pleasant

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 3:51 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

 

Orbiter,  Route 60 and Route 111 bus detours from tomorrow Wednesday 11 December

Orbiter, Route 60 and Route 111 bus detours from tomorrow Wednesday 11 December

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 3:49 p.m. by Transport4chch

Route – Orbiter  Road – Frankleigh St Date – 11 Dec & 12 Dec 7pm – 7am daily (at night only) On Wednesday 11 December and Thursday 12 December all buses will be detouring at night between 7pm and 7am …

Information for Port Hills Residents

Information for Port Hills Residents

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 3:45 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

More Maori up-skill for the rebuild

More Maori up-skill for the rebuild

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 2:24 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch painter and decorator Tessa Gregory says enrolling in the He Toki ki te Rika (Māori trades training) programme at CPIT was one of the best decisions she has ever made.

EQCs survey reliable, review finds

EQC's survey reliable, review finds

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 2:14 p.m. by Media3News

An independent review has found EQC's surveys which excluded thousands of claimants were reliable.

Kua tae mai rā ngā hararei...

Kua tae mai rā ngā hararei...

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 9:30 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi






Red-zone ruling may allow insurers off the hook

Red-zone ruling may allow insurers 'off the hook'

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

A High Court decision denying a red-zoned couple's $1.3 million claim on a home that will never be rebuilt will be seen by insurers as a way to "get off the hook", says a legal expert.

Red-zone ruling allows insurers off the hook

Red-zone ruling allows insurers 'off the hook'

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

A High Court decision denying a red-zoned couple's $1.3 million claim on a home that will never be rebuilt will be seen by insurers as a way to "get off the hook", says a legal expert.

Opawa Bridge – Stop/Go in place – Tuesday 9 December – from 7pm to complete sealing

Opawa Bridge – Stop/Go in place – Tuesday 9 December – from 7pm to complete sealing

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Opawa Bridge will function under a manual stop/go operation for the completion of sealing works which did not get completed over the weekend closure due to bad weather.

Opawa Bridge – Stop/Go in place – Tuesday 10 December – from 7pm to complete sealing

Opawa Bridge – Stop/Go in place – Tuesday 10 December – from 7pm to complete sealing

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Opawa Bridge will function under a manual stop/go operation for the completion of sealing works which did not get completed over the weekend closure due to bad weather. The Stop/Go will be in place from 7pm on Tuesday 10 December …

Mona Vale and Municipal Chambers under-insured

Mona Vale and Municipal Chambers under-insured

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two of the city's most prized heritage buildings have been under-insured.

Deadly building owners to be named

Deadly building owners to be named

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government is threatening to name and shame owners who have taken no action after a nationwide review of potentially deadly buildings.

Millions to repair Mona Vale, Municipal Chambers

Millions to repair Mona Vale, Municipal Chambers

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two of the city's most prized heritage buildings have been under-insured.

Cera jobs boost fits workload

Cera jobs boost 'fits workload'

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has defended a big spike in its staff numbers, saying the jobs reflect the state of the recovery.

Council needs up to $5m to fix chambers

Council needs up to $5m to fix chambers

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An insurance shortfall means the Christchurch City Council will need to find between $3 million and $5m if it wants to stabilise and restore one of the city's most prized heritage buildings.

OECD information Cancern & WECAN Media Release for Human Rights abuses in Christchurch raising International awareness

OECD information Cancern & WECAN Media Release for Human Rights abuses in Christchurch raising International awareness

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:01 a.m. by WeCAN Popular

Canterbury Communities’ Earthquake Recovery Network (CanCERN)and Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network (WeCan)

UC to take pressure off the Christchurch housing market by building new accommodation for students

UC to take pressure off the Christchurch housing market by building new accommodation for students

Monday, 9 December 2013 6:19 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury (UC) announced today it plans to take some pressure off the Christchurch housing market by building accommodation for students in partnership with the private sector.

Christchurch pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

Christchurch pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

Monday, 9 December 2013 5:59 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Christchurch is joining cities around the world in paying tribute to the life of South African leader Nelson Mandela, with a public memorial service at 5.30pm on Thursday 12 December in the ChristChurch Transitional Cathedral.

Mayor Lianne Dalziel will be joined by the South African High Commissioner to New Zealand Zodwa Lallie and members of the local South African community in remembering Mr Mandela, who passed away on 5 December.

“I know the people of Chr ...

Quake checks clear buildings

Quake checks clear buildings

Monday, 9 December 2013 3:53 p.m. by Media3News

Engineering assessments have cleared more than two-thirds of the 342 buildings with similar structures to Christchurch's CTV building.

Opawa Bridge – Stop/Go in place – Tuesday 9 December – from 8pm to complete sealing

Opawa Bridge – Stop/Go in place – Tuesday 9 December – from 8pm to complete sealing

Monday, 9 December 2013 2:53 p.m. by Transport4chch

Opawa Bridge will function under a manual stop/go operation for the completion of sealing works which did not get completed over the weekend closure due to bad weather. The Stop/Go will be in place from 8pm on Tuesday 9 December …

Red zone claim entirely misguided

Red zone claim 'entirely misguided'

Monday, 9 December 2013 1:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

A red-zoned couple's claim for a $1.3 million payout from their insurer was ''entirely misguided'', according to a High Court decision released today.

CTV site to be tidied up

CTV site to be tidied up

Monday, 9 December 2013 1:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

He may have put his foot down over a temporary memorial, but Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has agreed to make the Canterbury Television (CTV) site presentable.

Gold accreditation for Canterbury Museum

Gold accreditation for Canterbury Museum

Monday, 9 December 2013 10:54 a.m. by CantyMuseum

Bridge Street bridge – Closed to all road users – Friday 13 Dec-Monday 16 Dec

Bridge Street bridge – Closed to all road users – Friday 13 Dec-Monday 16 Dec

Monday, 9 December 2013 8:17 a.m. by Transport4chch

South Brighton’s Bridge Street bridge will be closed to all traffic, including pedestrians and cyclists, 13-16 December, from 6.30 pm Friday night to 6 am Monday morning.

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