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Housing repairs almost finished

Housing repairs almost finished

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

New Zealand's biggest residential repair job is nearly finished, with Fletcher Earthquake Recovery completing most of the Christchurch housing repair backlog.

CTV News - Karleen Edwards 100 Days

CTV News - Karleen Edwards 100 Days

Monday, 13 October 2014 10:02 p.m. by MediaCTV

Victoria Street at Bealey Ave – REOPENED Updated 2000hrs

Victoria Street at Bealey Ave – REOPENED Updated 2000hrs

Monday, 13 October 2014 8:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Victoria Street has REOPENED following the closure this morning due to an incident with a crane at a building site.  

CTV News - Ecan Flood Plan

CTV News - Ecan Flood Plan

Monday, 13 October 2014 5:26 p.m. by MediaCTV

Remembering Mark Ford

Remembering Mark Ford

Monday, 13 October 2014 5:01 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

What earthquake support services are available?

What earthquake support services are available?

Monday, 13 October 2014 4:43 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Four years on there is still a strong need for earthquake related support. However, the need constantly changes as the recovery and rebuild takes shape. Currently we are seeing a need for insurance and rebuild related support through the processes to getting back into your home.

Christchurch Hospital’s Riverside entrance closes

Christchurch Hospital’s Riverside entrance closes

Monday, 13 October 2014 2:28 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

Access to the Riverside entrance at rear of Christchurch Hospital will close next week.

Council Wrong to Put Cost-Benefit Before Property Rights

Council Wrong to Put Cost-Benefit Before Property Rights

Monday, 13 October 2014 11:19 a.m. by QuakeOutcasts

Christchurch City Council water and waste manager Mark Christison said in an interview by Radio New Zealand that it's "costly" to maintain essential services in the red zone. He also spoke of "extra cost per property" as being very significant.

Public gets a say on sports hub

Public gets a say on sports hub

Monday, 13 October 2014 11:10 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured

Residents and sporting groups from around the city are being asked to have a say on the proposal to develop a sports hub at Nga Puna Wai in southwest Christchurch.

Construction starts on The Terraces

Construction starts on The Terraces

Monday, 13 October 2014 10:25 a.m. by GovtCCDU Featured Popular

Construction will begin next week on The Terraces, a key attraction of Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct.

Victoria Street at Bealey Ave – CLOSED 0750hrs

Victoria Street at Bealey Ave – CLOSED 0750hrs

Monday, 13 October 2014 7:50 a.m. by Transport4chch

Victoria Street is closed from Bealey Ave to Salisbury Street due to a crane on its site at a building site.

Costs rise in court fight over buy-out

Costs rise in court fight over buy-out

Monday, 13 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has spent more than $500,000 defending its decision to offer uninsured Canterbury red-zoners 50 per cent buyout offers.

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD

Sunday, 12 October 2014 11:40 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Do we still own our building???? Now 796 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – Designation to be in place until 2022. ( ie They can take the building any time between now and 2022) High Street Building amendment …

In the Know Land Hub Seminar Series post by CanCERN

In the Know Land Hub Seminar Series post by CanCERN

Saturday, 11 October 2014 1:38 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

        You’re welcome to attend the In the Know Land Hub seminar series. This is an opportunity to hear about land and recovery and have your questions answered by experts.   Tuesday, 7 OctoberWednesday, 8 October 6pm-7pm11am-12pm …

Understand How the Flat Land in Christchurch has Changed: post by CanCERN

Understand How the Flat Land in Christchurch has Changed: post by CanCERN

Saturday, 11 October 2014 1:35 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

In the Know Land Hub is a new public education space where residents can get information to better understand the changes to the flat land in their neighbourhood and across Christchurch. There is a lot of work going on to …

Broken city doing more than catching up

Broken city doing more than catching up

Saturday, 11 October 2014 9:07 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Davis Cup Tennis coming to Christchurch

Davis Cup Tennis coming to Christchurch

Saturday, 11 October 2014 8:53 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Davis Cup Tennis is coming to Christchurch. Captain Alistair Hunt talks to Lesley Murdoch on the All Sport Breakfast Canterbury.

Rebuild company repays EQC

Rebuild company repays EQC

Saturday, 11 October 2014 12:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

A rebuild firm has paid back money to the Earthquake Commission (EQC) after a disputes tribunal heard allegations it charged for earthquake repairs it never completed.

Investors slash prices of proposed central city village

Investors slash prices of proposed central city village

Saturday, 11 October 2014 12:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

Developers of a new urban village have drastically cut the cost of its most expensive homes after admitting people are unlikely to spend close to $1 million to live there.

River promenade work hopes to rejuvenate Avon

River promenade work hopes to rejuvenate Avon

Saturday, 11 October 2014 12:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

Work on a key part of Christchurch's new Avon River Precinct will begin next week.

CTV News - Breast Cancer

CTV News - Breast Cancer

Friday, 10 October 2014 11:35 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - UCSA

CTV News - UCSA

Friday, 10 October 2014 11:35 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - CPIT Rockets

CTV News - CPIT Rockets

Friday, 10 October 2014 11:34 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Alpaca Show

CTV News - Alpaca Show

Friday, 10 October 2014 11:34 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Animal Testing

CTV News - Animal Testing

Friday, 10 October 2014 11:34 p.m. by MediaCTV

Developers fight over land

Developers fight over land

Friday, 10 October 2014 11:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Rival developers are fighting over a hotly-contested block of Halswell land that could become a large commercial centre for the growing Christchurch community.

CTV News Friday October 10

CTV News Friday October 10

Friday, 10 October 2014 7:25 p.m. by MediaCTV

The Retro Sports Facility

The Retro Sports Facility

Friday, 10 October 2014 6:32 p.m. by GapFiller

The Retro Sports Facility activates the green space at The Commons (cnr Kilmore and Durham Streets). It features sporting equipment that’s available to the public to use daily and regular retro themed sporting events, as suggested by you, facilitated by Gap Filler and others like: dodge ball, sack races, croquet and more. The project will […]

Get repairs sorted for summer

Get repairs sorted for summer

Friday, 10 October 2014 2:16 p.m. by FletcherEQR

Power Panel Part One

Power Panel Part One

Friday, 10 October 2014 1:06 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch hosts this weeks Power Panel and guests include Raf Manji, Pier Smulders and Paul Zaanen

Work set to kick off on The Terraces

Work set to kick off on The Terraces

Friday, 10 October 2014 1:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work on a key part of Christchurch's new Avon River Precinct will begin next week.

Power Panel Part Two: Weekly Debate

Power Panel Part Two: Weekly Debate

Friday, 10 October 2014 12:46 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch hosts this weeks Power panel and guests include Raf Manji, Pier Smulders and Paul Zaanen

CRASH – SH74 Main North Rd/Radcliffe Rd NOW CLEAR 1218hrs

CRASH – SH74 Main North Rd/Radcliffe Rd NOW CLEAR 1218hrs

Friday, 10 October 2014 12:17 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that this crash site is now completely cleared.   Thanks for your patience.

Summer repairs

Summer repairs

Friday, 10 October 2014 11:58 a.m. by GovtEQC

CRASH – SH74 Main North Rd/Radcliffe Rd 1147hrs

CRASH – SH74 Main North Rd/Radcliffe Rd 1147hrs

Friday, 10 October 2014 11:48 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that there is a crash at Main North Rd/Radcliffe Rd intersection. Southbound is now cleared and traffic is flowing freely. Northbound remains one-lane past the crash site. Minor delays are expected while the scene is cleared. …

New Land Hub open now

New Land Hub open now

Friday, 10 October 2014 11:43 a.m. by GovtEQC

CRASH – SH74 Main North Rd/Richell Street

CRASH – SH74 Main North Rd/Richell Street

Friday, 10 October 2014 9:32 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that there is a crash at Main North Rd/Richell Street intersection. Northbound lanes are currently blocked. Avoid area if possible or expect delays.

CRASH – SH74 Main North Rd/Radcliffe Rd

CRASH – SH74 Main North Rd/Radcliffe Rd

Friday, 10 October 2014 9:32 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that there is a crash at Main North Rd/Radcliffe Rd intersection. Northbound lanes are currently blocked and one lane southbound is also blocked. Avoid area if possible or expect delays.

$20,000,000 in settlement cheques unclaimed

$20,000,000 in settlement cheques unclaimed

Friday, 10 October 2014 8:43 a.m. by GovtEQC

CTV News Thursday October 9th

CTV News Thursday October 9th

Friday, 10 October 2014 2:59 a.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Thursday October 9

CTV News Thursday October 9

Friday, 10 October 2014 2:32 a.m. by MediaCTV

Southern Response needs $500m top-up

Southern Response needs $500m top-up

Thursday, 9 October 2014 8:55 p.m. by MediaStuff

Southern Response expects to need more than $500 million of taxpayer support to complete its $2.36 billion of claims.

Central City – from Monday 13th October

Central City – from Monday 13th October

Thursday, 9 October 2014 1:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

New:  Hereford Street one-way eastbound between Montreal Street and Cambridge Tce. Ongoing: Bealey Ave – down to two lanes between Fitzgerald Ave and Manchester Street. Gloucester Street - one-way westbound between Colombo Street and Oxford Tce. Durham Street overbridge  - CLOSED between …

Incident – Main South Rd east of Halswell Jcn – now CLEARED

Incident – Main South Rd east of Halswell Jcn – now CLEARED

Thursday, 9 October 2014 1:24 p.m. by Transport4chch

Main South Road just east of the Halswell Junction intersection has now been cleared and traffic is back to two lanes. Thanks for your patience.

Heather Brunton: Motor Neurone Disease

Heather Brunton: Motor Neurone Disease

Thursday, 9 October 2014 1:22 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Heather Brunton talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about Motor Neurone Disease and what they are doing to try and raise awareness.

CBD – Available Routes Map 10th October to 17th October

CBD – Available Routes Map 10th October to 17th October

Thursday, 9 October 2014 12:59 p.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

Incident – Main South Rd east of Halswell Jcn – reduced lanes – expect delays

Incident – Main South Rd east of Halswell Jcn – reduced lanes – expect delays

Thursday, 9 October 2014 12:15 p.m. by Transport4chch

Main South Road just east of the Halswell Junction intersection is down to one lane eastbound. A concrete beam has fallen off a truck and the left hand lane is closed. One lane remains open for eastbound traffic on Main …

Cardboard foundations used in repairs

Cardboard foundations used in repairs

Thursday, 9 October 2014 8:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new cardboard foundation system resembling an egg carton is being hailed as a world first.

Wellingtons fault find prompts grim warning

Wellington's fault find prompts grim warning

Thursday, 9 October 2014 7:16 a.m. by MediaStuff

A previously unknown fault zone with the potential to severely damage New Zealand's capital has prompted fresh calls for vigilance from quake-hardened Cantabrians.

Firefighter awarded valour medal

Firefighter awarded valour medal

Thursday, 9 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Firefighter Scott Shadbolt was supposed to finish painting his bedroom on February 22, 2011.

Forced land sales breach fundamental rights

Forced land sales 'breach fundamental rights'

Thursday, 9 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Forced Government land-takes in central Christchurch have resulted in major breaches to "fundamental property ownership rights", a Wellington lawyer says.

CTV News - Cruise Ships Voxpops

CTV News - Cruise Ships Voxpops

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 7:38 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News October 8

CTV News October 8

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 7:37 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Cruise Finance

CTV News - Cruise Finance

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 6:29 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Urban Village

CTV News - Urban Village

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 6:29 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Living Below the line

CTV News - Living Below the line

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 6:29 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Robotics

CTV News - Robotics

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 6:22 p.m. by MediaCTV

Update Main Road/McCormacks Bay Road works

Update Main Road/McCormacks Bay Road works

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 3:19 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Update on Main Road Road Works For a good overall update on what we can expect over the next while on Main Road please click here  McCormacks Bay Road The […]

Booby-traps found in red zone

Booby-traps found in red zone

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 1:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Booby-traps have been found in a number of red-zoned properties in Christchurch, prompting a police investigation.

Booby-traps found in abandoned Christchurch houses

Booby-traps found in abandoned Christchurch houses

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 1:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Booby-traps have been found in a number of red-zoned properties in Christchurch, prompting a police investigation.