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Manchester Street north of Bealey Ave – now open

Manchester Street north of Bealey Ave – now open

Friday, 9 May 2014 6:53 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that the SCIRT work at the Manchester Street/Bealey Ave intersection is now completed and Manchester Street north of Bealey Ave is reopen to two-way traffic. All turning restrictions at this intersection have also been removed.

Govt accused of swapping Chch rebuild for surplus

Govt accused of swapping Chch rebuild for surplus

Friday, 9 May 2014 4:35 a.m. by Media3News

The Government has been accused of trading off the Christchurch rebuild for the surplus it will announce in next week's budget.

CBD – Available Routes Map 10th May – 17th May

CBD – Available Routes Map 10th May – 17th May

Friday, 9 May 2014 2:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Please click here to download the network map – Available Routes Map    

Beneficiaries Reaction

Beneficiaries Reaction

Thursday, 8 May 2014 7:52 p.m. by MediaCTV

Surf New Brighton

Surf New Brighton

Thursday, 8 May 2014 7:50 p.m. by MediaCTV

Gayhurst Bridge

Gayhurst Bridge

Thursday, 8 May 2014 7:46 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Key decisions from todays Council meeting 8 May 2014

Key decisions from today's Council meeting 8 May 2014

Thursday, 8 May 2014 5:29 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Christchurch City Council met today, and made the following key decisions:

Craigs downgrades Fletcher on slow Canterbury rebuild

Craigs downgrades Fletcher on slow Canterbury rebuild

Thursday, 8 May 2014 5:27 p.m. by PRNews Popular

By Suze Metherell

Fight looms over council budget

Fight looms over council budget

Thursday, 8 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Divisions are emerging between senior Christchurch city councillors on what do about its financial predicament.

Fight looms over budget

Fight looms over budget

Thursday, 8 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Divisions are emerging between senior Christchurch city councillors on what do about its financial predicament.

Historic house lands new site

Historic house lands new site

Thursday, 8 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

A red-zoned Christchurch mansion will be put on show when it is moved to a prime new spot halfway across the city.

Voices of Christchurch: What should the future look like?

Voices of Christchurch: What should the future look like?

Thursday, 8 May 2014 4:38 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch residents what they thought about the $500 million budget blowout, and what the future should look like for Christchurch.

The private developers of Christchurchs abandoned CBD

The private developers of Christchurch's abandoned CBD

Thursday, 8 May 2014 4:37 p.m. by Media3News

It's taken a lot of money, time, and courage to commit to the CBD post-quake, so how are other central city developers faring?

The best of Gerry Brownlee in 39 months

The best of Gerry Brownlee in 39 months

Thursday, 8 May 2014 4:36 p.m. by Media3News

What has the Earthquake Recovery Minister achieved as both a Christchurch resident and the man in charge of its recovery?

Christchurch rebuild - has anything progressed?

Christchurch rebuild - has anything progressed?

Thursday, 8 May 2014 4:35 p.m. by Media3News

John is in Christchurch to find out what is going on with the rebuild in the CBD, and to look into the council's staggering budget mistake.

Chris Hutching: Korda Mentha

Chris Hutching: Korda Mentha

Thursday, 8 May 2014 12:17 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Richard Green talks to NBR finance journalist Chris Hutchings about the Korda Mentha report

Raf Manji: Korda Mentha

Raf Manji: Korda Mentha

Thursday, 8 May 2014 12:12 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Richard Green talks to Christchurch City Council Finance Committee Chair Raf Manji about the shortfall the Council faces for the rebuild

Victoria Square carving to be restored

Victoria Square carving to be restored

Thursday, 8 May 2014 10:31 a.m. by GovtCCC

The Christchurch City Council will be temporarily removing Riki Manuel’s the six metre high carved wooden post in Victoria Square, to undertake conservation work to return it to its original glory.

Manchester Street closure at Bealey Avenue this weekend

Manchester Street closure at Bealey Avenue this weekend

Thursday, 8 May 2014 9:44 a.m. by Transport4chch

Manchester Street on the southern side of  Bealey Avenue will be  closed from 7am – 6pm on Sunday 11 May (weather dependent) for the felling of trees. 

Labour tells Govt to check its rebuild figures

Labour tells Govt to check its rebuild figures

Thursday, 8 May 2014 3:46 a.m. by Media3News

Labour says the Government needs to its own figures on the Christchurch rebuild, after a report released by the council yesterday.

Chch homes decay as residents wait

Chch homes decay as residents wait

Thursday, 8 May 2014 12:50 a.m. by MediaStuff

Repairing people's homes in Christchurch has to be a priority. While the city centre is important and the road works are frustrating, most of us can cope with a multitude of issues if 'home' is okay.  

Red-zone homes key to rockfall work

Red-zone homes key to rockfall work

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 11:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors want more information before they decide whether to dismiss spending money on area-wide rockfall protection in the Port Hills.

Forsyth Barr blemish destroys arts plan

Forsyth Barr 'blemish' destroys arts plan

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 10:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Court Theatre is firmly committed to an arts precinct in the inner city. We think it inconceivable that we will build a new city without a cultural heart. As Share an Idea revealed, the people think so too. A consistent theme from that consultation was that access to art and culture is critical in the central city.

Garry Moore Affordable

Garry Moore Affordable

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 7:25 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 7th May 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 7th May 2014

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 7:16 p.m. by MediaCTV

Liquefaction stockpile put to work

Liquefaction stockpile put to work

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Silt and mud shovelled from earthquake-affected Christchurch properties are being used for repairs and construction.

Town Hall decision threatens arts zone

Town Hall decision threatens arts zone

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A central tenant of the embattled performing arts precinct has spoken out against the city council's decision to repair the Town Hall, saying it leaves a ''paltry sum'' for the buildings needed to house Christchurch's arts organisations. 

Brownlee questions figures

Brownlee questions figures

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Recovery Minister believes there is only "a slim possibility" the Christchurch City Council's financial position is as weak as an independent audit claims.

Disputes over insurance payout

Disputes over insurance payout

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

How much Christchurch City Council gets from its insurers rests on the outcome of legal action.

Road rebuild costs estimated at $413m short

Road rebuild costs estimated at $413m short

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council may need to find another $413 million if all Christchurch's broken roads and pipes are to be returned to their pre-quake state.

Not enough in the pot

Not enough in the pot

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Some tough and potentially politically unpalatable decisions will need to be made by the Christchurch City Council as it faces up to a $534 million funding shortfall that could balloon further.

Cash runs short for repairs

Cash runs short for repairs

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hundreds of damaged community facilities may go unrepaired because of a city council funding shortfall.

Council coffers fall short for rebuild funding

Council coffers fall short for rebuild funding

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Councillors are going to have to quickly accept the reality they cannot afford to do everything on their or the Government's wish lists.

Liquefaction stockpile put to work in rebuild

Liquefaction stockpile put to work in rebuild

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Silt and mud shovelled from earthquake-affected Christchurch properties are being used for repairs and construction.

Release of KordaMentha Report

Release of KordaMentha Report

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 4:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Release KordaMentha Report

Govt awaiting own review of Korda Mentha report

Govt awaiting own review of Korda Mentha report

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 3:13 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Councils $534m quake cost blowout

Council's $534m quake cost blowout

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 2:31 p.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch City Council has underestimated its share of rebuilding the earthquake-shattered city by at least $534 million, according to a new report out today. And the report says the cost black-hole will "most likely be much...

Key announces $20M for apprentices, $3k jobless grant

Key announces $20M for apprentices, $3k jobless grant

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 2:10 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Article: BusinessDesk

Budget 2014: Boost in Canterbury support services

Budget 2014: Boost in Canterbury support services

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 2:08 p.m. by GovtBeehive Recommended Popular

Release: New Zealand Parliament

Remarkable Red Zone scenes captured by NZ Police photographers

Remarkable Red Zone scenes captured by NZ Police photographers

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 1:18 p.m. by CantyMuseum Popular

Canterbury Museum in collaboration with the New Zealand Police, proudly presents

Skilled professionals sought for construction careers

Skilled professionals sought for construction careers

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 1:02 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Release: Leighs Construction Ltd

Quake-damaged suburb asks for help

Quake-damaged suburb asks for help

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 12:57 p.m. by Media3News

A local community group is asking for donations to rescue the "post-war" state of New Brighton.

Lynched - Monday 5th May - Clayton Cosgrove

Lynched - Monday 5th May - Clayton Cosgrove

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 12:33 p.m. by ChrisLynch

No more Pavilion. What’s next?

No more Pavilion. What’s next?

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 11:46 a.m. by GapFiller

No more Pavilion. What’s happening?

No more Pavilion. What’s happening?

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 11:46 a.m. by GapFiller

Commons thinking… The volunteer component of the Pallet Pavilion deconstruction has finished and ahead of schedule, too. The pallets have almost all left the site and made their way back to CHEP in Hornby. Once there they get the once-over on a production line where broken boards are wrenched off and replaced, each pallet is […]

Ruth Dyson: Beneficiary policy

Ruth Dyson: Beneficiary policy

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 11:30 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Labour's Ruth Dywon tqalks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch in response to beneficiary policy from National's Paula Bennett

Paula Bennett: $3000 to Christchurch

Paula Bennett: $3000 to Christchurch

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 11:13 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about getting beneficiaries to Christchurch.

People will adapt to Christchurch - Bennett

People will 'adapt' to Christchurch - Bennett

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 9:56 a.m. by Media3News

Paula Bennett is defending the $3k to Christchurch scheme, claiming there are plenty of affordable places to live in the city.

New development for Christchurch

New development for Christchurch

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 7:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Chch cant accommodate beneficiaries - Labour

Chch can't accommodate beneficiaries - Labour

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:34 a.m. by Media3News

The Government's plan to pay beneficiaries $3000 to move to Christchurch if they have a full-time job offer is flawed.

Council has buffer in budget

Council has 'buffer' in budget

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 4:45 a.m. by MediaThePress



Live updates: City council audit

Live updates: City council audit

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 4:07 a.m. by MediaThePress



City council audit: Main points

City council audit: Main points

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 4:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

An independent audit conducted by KordaMentha, an advisory firm specialising in insolvencies and corporate recovery, paints a grim financial picture for the Christchurch City Council.

Christchurch in financial strife

Christchurch in financial strife

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 4:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council is facing a cost over-run of $534 million which could balloon if it fails to secure $1 billion in insurance payouts.

Gerry Brownlee queries KordaMentha audit

Gerry Brownlee queries KordaMentha audit

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 3:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has expressed concerns about an independent financial report into the Christchurch City Council's financial position.

Apartment complex for New Brighton

Apartment complex for New Brighton

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 1:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

The building had not been designed yet, but would include 47 apartments, and office and retail space.

City council audit released at 4pm

City council audit released at 4pm

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 12:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

An independent audit into the finances of the Christchurch City Council will be released this afternoon.

Lets look to Dresden in rebuild

Let's look to Dresden in rebuild

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 12:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

 On the nights of February 13 to 15, 1945, Allied bombers carpet-bombed the German city of Dresden. The resultant firestorms killed an estimated 35,000 people, although the total number is disputed. The historic centre was destroyed.