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Stranges Lane opens in central city

Stranges Lane opens in central city

Friday, 8 August 2014 3:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Stranges Lane and its three new restaurants opened early this morning without a hitch - despite hail on the tables.�

Central City – from Monday 11th August

Central City – from Monday 11th August

Friday, 8 August 2014 2:49 p.m. by Transport4chch

New: Colombo Street – northbound only between Gloucester Street and Manchester Street.   Antigua Street one way northbound only between Moorhouse Ave and Halkett Street. Armagh Street westbound only between Barbadoes Street and Madras Street. Madras Street down to one lane from …

CBD – Available Routes Map 8th August – 16th August

CBD – Available Routes Map 8th August – 16th August

Friday, 8 August 2014 1:40 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    

Air Force Museum venue recognised in Canterbury Awards finals

Air Force Museum venue recognised in Canterbury Awards finals

Friday, 8 August 2014 11:04 a.m. by PRNews

Air Force Museum, together with its partner Vbase, has been recognised as a Tourism/Hospitality Finalist in the 2014 Champion Canterbury Business Awards.

Convention centre will cost $500 million

Convention centre will cost $500 million

Friday, 8 August 2014 10:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

Taxpayers will contribute $284 million to the Christchurch Convention Centre due to open in 2017.

Convention Centre good news for tourism

Convention Centre good news for tourism

Friday, 8 August 2014 9:06 a.m. by TourismChCh

Website Map Changes

Website Map Changes

Friday, 8 August 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Recently changes were made to the TransportforChristchurch website map to show only road works, road closures, events and incidents if they: Are on a strategic route* and Have or are likely to have an impact on road users’ journeys (e.g. delays, …

Tired of waiting - Paulettes plea to the PM

'Tired of waiting' - Paulette's plea to the PM

Friday, 8 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Paulette Barr could see no end to wearing coats and beanies inside her cold, quake-damaged home, so she took her case to Prime Minister John Key.

Council Consents

Council Consents

Friday, 8 August 2014 12:06 a.m. by MediaCTV

Canvas public engagement

Canvas public engagement

Thursday, 7 August 2014 11:55 p.m. by MediaCTV

Republic New Brighton

Republic New Brighton

Thursday, 7 August 2014 11:52 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch Convention Centre

Christchurch Convention Centre

Thursday, 7 August 2014 11:44 p.m. by MediaCTV

Eden NZ – iconic new proposal announced for the east

Eden NZ – iconic new proposal announced for the east

Thursday, 7 August 2014 6:37 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

A new iconic scheme for the recovery of the east has been announced and made available for public comment on EVO::SPACE.

Access to buildings is a human right, says monitoring group

Access to buildings is a human right, says monitoring group

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:52 p.m. by HumanRightsComm Recommended

Convention Centre Precinct announcement

Convention Centre Precinct announcement

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:37 p.m. by GovtCCDU

The preferred developer and operator for Christchurch’s new Convention Centre Precinct have been announced.

Convention centre plans unveiled

Convention centre plans unveiled

Thursday, 7 August 2014 2:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plenary Conventions, Ngai Tahu Property and Christchurch's Carter Group will design and build the convention centre, the Government has announced today.�

Convention Centre developer and operator revealed

Convention Centre developer and operator revealed

Thursday, 7 August 2014 2:08 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Chris Lynch speaks to Sir Bob Jones

Chris Lynch speaks to Sir Bob Jones

Thursday, 7 August 2014 12:49 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch speaks to Sir Bob Jones about his new book, "No Punches Pulled"

Tearful woman confronts John Key

Tearful woman confronts John Key

Thursday, 7 August 2014 12:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

A tearful Paulette Barr approached the Prime Minister John Key at Westfield Mall in Riccarton this morning, pleading for help in a cold, liquefaction-hammered home, with no skirting boards.

Forsyth Barr to become a hotel

Forsyth Barr to become a hotel

Thursday, 7 August 2014 10:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's tallest office tower has been sold and will become a major hotel.

Other recent research resulting from the Christchurch Earthquakes – including public policy, infrastructure, organizational resilience etc.

Other recent research resulting from the Christchurch Earthquakes – including public policy, infrastructure, organizational resilience etc.

Thursday, 7 August 2014 10:31 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

I am regularly asked whether I have details of the latest papers for various disciplines relating to the Christchurch earthquakes. Here are the latest related references. A big thank you to all of those of you who keep me abreast of …

Family forced to move nine times

Family forced to move nine times

Thursday, 7 August 2014 10:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch homeowners could now be waiting until 2017 before their earthquake-damaged homes are rebuilt.

Quake damage upsets architect

Quake damage upsets architect

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Architect Patrick Sloan says to see Christchurch as a broken city after returning from China to join architecture practice Warren and Mahoney has been distressing.

An even longer wait: Rebuilds until 2017?

An even longer wait: Rebuilds until 2017?

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch homeowners could now be waiting until 2017 before their earthquake-damaged homes are rebuilt.

The real price to pay in the rebuild

The real price to pay in the rebuild

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

At first glance, the news that the Christchurch City Council has found another $400 million hole in its finances as it confronts the post-quake rebuild might not seem such a blow.

Quake damage upsets architect

Quake damage upsets architect

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Architect Patrick Sloan says to see Christchurch as a broken city after returning from China to join architecture practice Warren and Mahoney has been distressing.

CTV News - Wednesday 06 August

CTV News - Wednesday 06 August

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 7:32 p.m. by MediaCTV

Labour says 8000 quake victims in limbo

Labour says 8000 quake victims in limbo

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 6:54 p.m. by Media3News

Eighty percent of the businesses impacted by earthquakes have received payouts, but Labour says many remain in limbo.

Non-Legal Insurance Advocacy Returning Homeowner’s Wellbeing

Non-Legal Insurance Advocacy Returning Homeowner’s Wellbeing

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 5:32 p.m. by CIAS_ Featured Popular

Homeowners with unresolved earthquake insurance claims are burdened down with copious and complicated technical reports and a myriad of explanations amid pressure to make decisions based on information they can no longer make sense of.

The Latest Engineering Research resulting from the Christchurch Earthquakes

The Latest Engineering Research resulting from the Christchurch Earthquakes

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 5:12 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

I am regularly asked whether I have details of the latest papers for various disciplines relating to the Christchurch earthquakes. Here are the latest engineering references – other disciplines to follow.   Digital buildings: Using sensors to monitor the performance …

Michael Epic

Michael Epic

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 4:31 p.m. by MediaCTV

Dot Boyd

Dot Boyd

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 4:31 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch Convention Centre Precinct concept design - Plenary Conventions New Zealand

Christchurch Convention Centre Precinct concept design - Plenary Conventions New Zealand

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 3:23 p.m. by GovtCCDU

Plenary Conventions New Zealand, a consortium of proven international infrastructure firm Plenary Group, and experienced local firms Ngāi Tahu Property and The Carter Group, has been selected as the preferred consortium for the master-planning and development stage of this very large project.

Mystery over Brownlees CCC audit review

Mystery over Brownlee's CCC audit review

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 2:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is dodging questions about a report it commissioned to review an audit of the Christchurch City Council's financial position.

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works Restrictions – 7 Aug

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works Restrictions – 7 Aug

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 2:00 p.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: 7 August The night-time works will place restrictions on traffic flows through the tunnel, …

Rebuild drives national jobs growth

Rebuild drives national jobs growth

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 1:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch rebuild keeps fuelling the labour market, with the Canterbury unemployment rate plummeting to 2.8 per cent in the June quarter.

Chris Lynch speaks to Paul McNoe from Red Bus

Chris Lynch speaks to Paul McNoe from Red Bus

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 12:37 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch speaks to Paul McNoe, Chief Executive of Red Bus, about the new commuter bus service being considered from Oxford to Christchurch

RETAINING WALLS – Wednesday 6th August 7 – 8pm

RETAINING WALLS – Wednesday 6th August 7 – 8pm

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 11:08 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

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Base isolation technology rare in Christchurch

Base isolation technology rare in Christchurch

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 10:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch developers are shying away from using base isolation technology, which protects buildings against earthquake damage, as they seek to reduce costs.

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Settlements Top $12 Billion

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Settlements Top $12 Billion

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 10:27 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Insurance payouts for Canterbury earthquake claims has topped $12 billion, according to the Insurance Council of New Zealand.

CTV News Tuesday 05 August

CTV News Tuesday 05 August

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 9:44 p.m. by MediaCTV

Cantabrian finally settled after stuck in the red-zone

Cantabrian finally settled after stuck in the red-zone

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 4:33 p.m. by Media3News

After the Christchurch earthquake, Cliff Mitton's home was red-zoned, but finally things are looking up for the Cantabrian, three-years on.

Council implements accreditation plan

Council implements accreditation plan

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 2:48 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council is confident it can address concerns raised in a report by International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) on its building consent processes.

Christchurch - what we see and what we feel

Christchurch - what we see and what we feel

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 11:45 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Last week I asked a question on Facebook: What one word comes to mind right now when you think about Christchurch?

Helicopter Only Option For Whitewash Heads Demolition

Helicopter Only Option For Whitewash Heads Demolition

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 11:06 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The first helicopter-assisted residential demolition will get underway this week after months of planning and evaluation of potential options.  

Traffic signals switched on at Marshland/Prestons Rd intersection

Traffic signals switched on at Marshland/Prestons Rd intersection

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 10:27 a.m. by Transport4chch

Traffic signals are now operational at the intersection of Marshland Road and Prestons Road following work to upgrade the intersection, including widening the roadway to accommodate more lanes.  

Up and away: Waste wings its way off cliffs

Up and away: Waste wings its way off cliffs

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

More than 100 tonnes of building waste are being airlifted off the Port Hills as part of Christchurch's first helicopter-assisted demolition.

Hotspots spark fails to reignite

Hotspot's spark fails to reignite

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

Sol Square is becoming a black hole in Christchurch's recovering central city.

Filipino carpenters rely on charity to get by

Filipino carpenters rely on charity to get by

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

A group of Filipino carpenters recruited to work in Christchurch's rebuild had no work when they arrived and had to rely on charity to get by.

Lynched - Monday August 4

Lynched - Monday August 4

Monday, 4 August 2014 9:05 p.m. by ChrisLynch

CTV News   Monday 04 August

CTV News Monday 04 August

Monday, 4 August 2014 7:07 p.m. by MediaCTV

Chopper aids difficult demolition

Chopper aids difficult demolition

Monday, 4 August 2014 3:58 p.m. by Media3News

 

EQC supporting school visits to Te Papa

EQC supporting school visits to Te Papa

Monday, 4 August 2014 3:39 p.m. by GovtEQC

Mt Pleasant News 29 July 2014

Mt Pleasant News 29 July 2014

Monday, 4 August 2014 2:15 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Community centre landscape meeting – this Sat morn. 

Madras/St Asaph Street changes from Tuesday 5th August – DELAYS

Madras/St Asaph Street changes from Tuesday 5th August – DELAYS

Monday, 4 August 2014 1:45 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from tomorrow St Asaph Street will be down to one lane at the Colombo Street intersection. 

Ground Breaking Planting in Christchurch

Ground Breaking Planting in Christchurch

Monday, 4 August 2014 1:44 p.m. by PRNews

Release: Sumner Community Garden

CTV News Friday 1 August

CTV News Friday 1 August

Monday, 4 August 2014 12:19 p.m. by MediaCTV

Council to give asbestos DIY advice

Council to give asbestos DIY advice

Monday, 4 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Do-it-yourself homeowners will be targeted by a new campaign aimed at encouraging the safe removal of building materials containing asbestos.