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Council commits to build cycleways in five years

Council commits to build cycleways in five years

Thursday, 26 June 2014 5:53 p.m. by GovtCCC

A network of 13 Major Cycleway Routes will be built in five years, Councillors have confirmed.

Causing a stir in the local media

Causing a stir in the local media

Thursday, 26 June 2014 5:30 p.m. by GapFiller

Last week, a local PR man, David Lynch was in the Christchurch Mail with an article that criticised The Commons, one of our project sites. 

Tradie wages not matching living costs

Tradie wages not matching living costs

Thursday, 26 June 2014 4:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch rebuild has attracted many tradies, but wages are not keeping up with high living costs.

Landlord convicted of fake EQC claims

Landlord convicted of fake EQC claims

Thursday, 26 June 2014 3:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch landlord has been convicted on 34 charges involving false claims to the Earthquake Commission for emergency quake repairs.

Hereford Street one way westbound only between Montreal & Durham next week

Hereford Street one way westbound only between Montreal & Durham next week

Thursday, 26 June 2014 3:14 p.m. by Transport4chch

Hereford Street will be one way westbound only between Montreal and Durham Streets from Monday next week.

Hereford Street one way westbound only between Montreal & Cambridge Tce next week

Hereford Street one way westbound only between Montreal & Cambridge Tce next week

Thursday, 26 June 2014 3:14 p.m. by Transport4chch

Hereford Street will be one way westbound only between Montreal and Cambridge Tce from Monday next week. Road users on Montreal Street wishing to access east of Hereford Street can use Armagh Street or Gloucester Street. This restriction will be in …

Awesome Evening - July

Awesome Evening - July

Thursday, 26 June 2014 2:18 p.m. by MinistryofAwesome

The Cantabrian Takes Off

The Cantabrian Takes Off

Thursday, 26 June 2014 1:50 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Launched two weeks ago as an innovative rebuild solution for TC3 landowners, The Cantabrian Concept Home at 81 Cranford Street, St Albans has seen more than 1,500 Cantabrians cross its threshold. 

Red-zoned house up for $1 auction tonight

Red-zoned house up for $1 auction tonight

Thursday, 26 June 2014 1:30 p.m. by Media3News

A quake-damaged house will go under the hammer with a $1 dollar reserve today as part of a charity auction.

Youth Wellbeing Survey results highlight areas of need

Youth Wellbeing Survey results highlight areas of need

Thursday, 26 June 2014 1:14 p.m. by GovtCera

Understanding young people's recovery needs is key to ensuring the right decisions are made for the future, says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Chief Executive Roger Sutton.

Rockfall mitigation a vain hope

Rockfall mitigation a 'vain hope'

Thursday, 26 June 2014 12:09 p.m. by MediaStuff

A new report on mitigating rockfall risk on the Port Hills confirms it is feasible in five areas but not financially viable.

Stressed pilot made unsafe foggy landing

'Stressed' pilot made unsafe foggy landing

Thursday, 26 June 2014 11:20 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch pilot stressed by aftershocks completed an unsafe landing in fog where he first saw the runway when he was just 30 metres above it.

Quake stress affected flying - captain

Quake stress affected flying - captain

Thursday, 26 June 2014 10:19 a.m. by Media3News

An Air NZ captain says stress from the Christchurch quakes is partly to blame for failing to follow procedure.

Quake-affected Christchurch arts organisations get $42k for development

Quake-affected Christchurch arts organisations get $42k for development

Thursday, 26 June 2014 8:52 a.m. by PRNews

Creative New Zealand is providing a total of $42,000 to 10 Christchurch-based arts organisations to support their marketing and organisational development needs post-earthquakes.

Progress on Christchurch and Burwood hospitals’ redevelopment

Progress on Christchurch and Burwood hospitals’ redevelopment

Thursday, 26 June 2014 8:51 a.m. by GovtDHB Popular

​Progress on the Christchurch and Burwood hospitals' redevelopment is full steam ahead – with the first major concrete pour down for Burwood's new Back of House Building and enabling works for Christchurch set to start in September.

Insurance Council Urges Undecided Canterbury Earthquake Customers To Seek Free Advice

Insurance Council Urges Undecided Canterbury Earthquake Customers To Seek Free Advice

Thursday, 26 June 2014 8:48 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand is urging 1,500 over cap Canterbury earthquake claimants who have still not made decisions on insurance settlement offers to seek free, impartial advice.

Bars, restaurants and a bank coming to CBD

Bars, restaurants and a bank coming to CBD

Thursday, 26 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Plans for a gleaming glass building returning hundreds of workers to central Christchurch have been hailed as a major boost for the city.

Keeping Chch Moving 25th June 2014

Keeping Chch Moving 25th June 2014

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 10:53 p.m. by MediaCTV

Hundreds of ANZ staff heading back to CBD

Hundreds of ANZ staff heading back to CBD

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 8:07 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Release: ANZ Bank

CTV News   Wednesday 25 June

CTV News Wednesday 25 June

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 6:42 p.m. by MediaCTV

Energy company billing demolished house

Energy company billing demolished house

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 6:26 p.m. by MediaStuff

Contact Energy has been billing a Christchurch couple for a house that does not exist.

Christchurch temporary accommodation relief for flood victims

Christchurch temporary accommodation relief for flood victims

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 4:42 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury residents impacted by recent flooding will now be eligible to apply for funding through the Government’s Temporary Accommodation Assistance (TAA) programme, it has been confirmed today.

Lichfield St between Madras & Manchester now OPEN

Lichfield St between Madras & Manchester now OPEN

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 2:56 p.m. by Transport4chch

Lichfield St between Madras St & Manchester St has reopened this afternoon to road users.

New complex confirmed for Triangle site

New complex confirmed for Triangle site

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 1:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

New Christchurch has come a big step closer.

Christchurch CBD gets new quake-resistant building

Christchurch CBD gets new quake-resistant building

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 12:57 p.m. by MediaOneNews

Construction is starting on the new retail building in August.

Epic Caffeine Adventure #6

Epic Caffeine Adventure #6

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 11:42 a.m. by MinistryofAwesome

Chris Hutching: Rate Rise

Chris Hutching: Rate Rise

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 11:31 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

NBR Journalist Chris Hutching talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about what he thinks about the expected rate rise for the city 

Western Belfast Bypass project to be notified

Western Belfast Bypass project to be notified

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 10:47 a.m. by Transport4chch

The NZ Transport Agency’s resource consent applications and Notice of Requirement for a designation over the land needed to build the Western Belfast Bypass will be notified this week by the Christchurch City Council and Environment Canterbury. The Transport Agency’s …

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works – Wed 25 June

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works – Wed 25 June

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 10:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

The New Zealand Transport Agency will be undertaking essential maintenance works  in the Lyttelton Tunnel between the hours of 8pm and 6am for one day on: 25 June The night-time works will place restrictions on traffic flows through the tunnel, and …

Residential Advisory Service making a difference

Residential Advisory Service making a difference

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 9:58 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Are we fixated with a quarter-acre dream?

Are we fixated with a quarter-acre dream?

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 9:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

 It's great to meet positive people; their energy and enthusiasm rubs off. That is especially the case in Christchurch, a city where it is far too easy to get weighed down by seemingly intractable problems, of which there are many.

Architect warns of doughnut city risk

Architect warns of 'doughnut city' risk

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 11:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch risks becoming a "doughnut city" with an empty hole in the middle if more is not done to encourage businesses and residents back into the city centre, a visiting housing consultant says.

CERA Stress

CERA Stress

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 8:00 p.m. by MediaCTV

Labour Buy Out Announcement

Labour Buy Out Announcement

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 7:45 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch Earthquake Bravery Awards

Christchurch Earthquake Bravery Awards

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 7:44 p.m. by MediaCTV

Blueprint Update

Blueprint Update

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 7:41 p.m. by MediaCTV

Centennial Togs

Centennial Togs

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 7:41 p.m. by MediaCTV

Southern Response claimants still in limbo

Southern Response claimants still in limbo

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 4:58 p.m. by Media3News

Claimant Ali Jones and her family had hoped their next move would be to their rebuilt home, but instead it is to another rental in another suburb.

Bus interchange on verge of construction

Bus interchange on verge of construction

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 2:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction on Christchurch's new $53 million bus interchange is a step closer after contractors took control of the site today. 

Chaneys offramp – Northern Motorway – reopened

Chaneys offramp – Northern Motorway – reopened

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 2:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

The Chaneys off-ramp on the Northern motorway which gives access to Main North Road to Marshland Road has reopened following road works carried out today.  

Construction begins on Bus Interchange

Construction begins on Bus Interchange

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 1:28 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Bus Interchange site time lapse 2014

Bus Interchange site time lapse 2014

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 11:32 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

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Building Consent Despair Christchurch… Still…

Building Consent Despair Christchurch… Still…

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 10:08 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

We are Still trapped between our Engineer and the Christchurch City Council Building Consents Department. (Note that this is Gerry Brownlee’s restructured Building consent department).  An unenviable situation, one is hopelessly overworked and the other hopelessly rigid and rule bound …

Canterbury Home Repair Target date for 2014

Canterbury Home Repair Target date for 2014

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 9:45 a.m. by GovtEQC

Chaneys offramp closed today – OFF PEAK hours only

Chaneys offramp closed today – OFF PEAK hours only

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 6:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

The Chaneys off-ramp on the Northern motorway which gives access to Main North Road to Marshland Road will be closed today (Tues 24 June) during off-peak hours. Work to repair the road will require the full closure of the off-ramp, …

Chaneys offramp reopened

Chaneys offramp reopened

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 6:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

The Chaneys off-ramp on the Northern motorway which gives access to Main North Road to Marshland Road has reopened following road works carried out today.  

Council confident it will regain accreditation

Council confident it will regain accreditation

Monday, 23 June 2014 11:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Officials gearing up for International Accreditation New Zealand's (Ianz) audit of the Christchurch City Council's building control unit are confident they are on track to regain accreditation.

Red-zone promise reckless - Brownlee

Red-zone promise 'reckless' - Brownlee

Monday, 23 June 2014 11:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

Labour will commit nearly $25 million for full buyout offers across the red zone if it gains power at the election.

CTV News   Monday 23 June

CTV News Monday 23 June

Monday, 23 June 2014 8:19 p.m. by MediaCTV

Neighbourly connects neighbours and communities

Neighbourly connects neighbours and communities

Monday, 23 June 2014 6:08 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Eighteen years ago when the worldwideweb was in its infancy and dial up was the only way you could access the internet from home, St Albans NeighbourNet operated a private intranet that offered neighbours a way to connect to neighbours, to warn about a mini crime wave in the area and to share information about […]

Chaneys offramp closed tomorrow – OFF PEAK hours only

Chaneys offramp closed tomorrow – OFF PEAK hours only

Monday, 23 June 2014 3:29 p.m. by Transport4chch

The Chaneys off-ramp on the Northern motorway which gives access to Main North Road to Marshland Road will be closed tomorrow (Tuesday 24 June) during off-peak hours. Work to repair potholes in the road will require the full closure of …

Special Honours List 23 June 2014 (Bravery Awards)

Special Honours List 23 June 2014 (Bravery Awards)

Monday, 23 June 2014 12:11 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Quake Outcasts welcome Labours promise

Quake Outcasts welcome Labour's promise

Monday, 23 June 2014 12:08 p.m. by QuakeOutcasts

On the 3rd anniversary of the first "red zone" announcement Quake Outcasts welcome Labour's promise to treat all red zoned residents equally- by offering to buy their land and homes for 100 percent of the 2007 rating valuation.

Labour Govt will ensure 100 per cent buy-out of quake-hit homes

Labour Govt will ensure 100 per cent buy-out of quake-hit homes

Monday, 23 June 2014 11:47 a.m. by MediaHerald

A Labour government will ensure that all owners of red-zoned properties in Canterbury receive a buy-out offer of 100 per cent of the 2007 rateable value of their land, says Labour's Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Spokesperson Ruth...

Labour pledges red zone buy-out in Canterbury

Labour pledges red zone buy-out in Canterbury

Monday, 23 June 2014 10:29 a.m. by Media3News

Labour is promising the owners of all red-zoned properties in Canterbury a buy-out offer of 100 percent.

New Zealand Fire Service welcomes Bravery Medals for Fire Service personnel

New Zealand Fire Service welcomes Bravery Medals for Fire Service personnel

Monday, 23 June 2014 10:09 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Media release: New Zealand Fire Service

Bus overhaul urgently needed

Bus overhaul urgently needed

Monday, 23 June 2014 9:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

Labour promises to buy quake-damaged land

Labour promises to buy quake-damaged land

Monday, 23 June 2014 9:00 a.m. by Media3News

A Labour-led Government will buy Christchurch's uninsured red-zoned land at 100 percent of its value.