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High-end apartments ready to take shape

High-end apartments ready to take shape

Friday, 5 December 2014 11:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

A planned apartment complex overlooking Hagley Park will be one of Christchurch's most exclusive residential projects, its developer says.

Built-wise cluster will change lives and save money

Built-wise cluster will change lives and save money

Friday, 5 December 2014 7:26 p.m. by PRNews Popular

By Bob Burnett

Council decision on proposed Financial Strategy

Council decision on proposed Financial Strategy

Friday, 5 December 2014 7:22 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured

Christchurch City Council is proposing to raise $550 million from Christchurch City Holdings Ltd (CCHL) and Council-owned trading organisations.

Support for Development Authority to fast track rebuild

Support for Development Authority to fast track rebuild

Friday, 5 December 2014 7:16 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council today agreed in principle to set up a Development Authority to speed up the rebuild and help attract private sector funding for major projects.

Boo! Christmas comes early for Context Architects in Christchurch

Boo! Christmas comes early for Context Architects in Christchurch

Friday, 5 December 2014 5:27 p.m. by Context

celebrated a busy rebuild year this week at a stunning new bar it designed in Christchurch’s burgeoning Victoria Street. With a speakeasy, American South vibe; Brett Gidden’s popular new Boo Radley’s bar hosted Context’s South Island Director Alisdair Daines, Director Stephen Voyle and clients and friends in acknowledging what has been a brilliant and demanding year for the practice in Christchurch. Credits for Context this year include designing four new major residentia ...

ROADING CHANGE: Tuam Street next change 5th January

ROADING CHANGE: Tuam Street next change 5th January

Friday, 5 December 2014 3:21 p.m. by Transport4chch

Changes to Tuam Street permanently are underway as part of the city transport changes. Tuam Street will be closed in stages starting from Colombo Street and when Tuam Street reopens from Durham Street to Hagley Ave it will be accessible to eastbound traffic …

A look inside the Mona Vale Homestead

A look inside the Mona Vale Homestead

Friday, 5 December 2014 1:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

EVENT: Kaiapoi Santa Parade – Sat 6th December

EVENT: Kaiapoi Santa Parade – Sat 6th December

Friday, 5 December 2014 12:52 p.m. by Transport4chch

Williams Street from Raven Quay to Ohoka Road will be CLOSED from 7.30am to 4pm for the Kaiapoi Santa Parade. As a result of the closure a number of bus routes will be affected and bus stops closed. Blue Line …

One week to have a say on sports hub

One week to have a say on sports hub

Friday, 5 December 2014 12:09 p.m. by GovtCCC

 

Notes from most recent forum: Weighing the Anchors

Notes from most recent forum: Weighing the Anchors

Friday, 5 December 2014 11:02 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Weighing the Anchors Thursday 4 December 2014 WEA, 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch Opening:  Rex welcomed everyone to the forum and invited a blessing on the meeting.  Introduction:  Katherine Peet explained the kaupapa of OVTRK and gave an overview of our Sector.  She also told how some people had communicated to her that they felt too angry to come tonight because they are so concerned

EVENT: South Island Wine and Food Festival – North Hagley Park 6th December

EVENT: South Island Wine and Food Festival – North Hagley Park 6th December

Friday, 5 December 2014 10:09 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that the South Island Wine and Food Festival takes place at North Hagley Park tomorrow 6th December. Gates open at 11.30am and the event ends at approximately 7pm. Best entrance to the North Hagley Park event …

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Metro Bus Timetable Changes from Monday 8th December

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Metro Bus Timetable Changes from Monday 8th December

Friday, 5 December 2014 9:26 a.m. by Transport4chch

On Monday 8th December Bus timetables for the Metro network change. Please visit www.metroinfo.co.nz to check bus routes and timetables to stay up to date.  

EVENT: Christchurch Santa Parade – Sunday 7th December

EVENT: Christchurch Santa Parade – Sunday 7th December

Friday, 5 December 2014 7:15 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that some roads in the Riccarton Area will either be closed or restricted for the Christchurch Santa Parade on Sunday 7th December. We suggest that those attending the parade or travelling through this area allow extra …

Christchurch Santa Parade – Sunday 7th December

Christchurch Santa Parade – Sunday 7th December

Friday, 5 December 2014 7:15 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that some roads in the Riccarton Area will either be closed or restricted for the Christchurch Santa Parade on Sunday 8 December. 

CBD – Available Routes Map 5th December – 12th December

CBD – Available Routes Map 5th December – 12th December

Friday, 5 December 2014 6:20 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. 

Southern Response Progress on Covered

Southern Response Progress on Covered

Thursday, 4 December 2014 8:02 p.m. by SouthernResponse

In this episode of , Casey Hurren, our Earthquake Strategy Manager, explains progress on settling our remaining 3,500 insurance claims, the complications with multi-unit buildings and the importance of communications in the settlement process.

More than 6000 participate in Smart Choices campaign

More than 6000 participate in Smart Choices campaign

Thursday, 4 December 2014 7:25 p.m. by GovtCCC

More than 6000 people participated in the Christchurch City Council’s campaign to learn more about the city’s financial issues and its Long Term Plan.

Committee backs construction priority for cycleways

Committee backs construction priority for cycleways

Thursday, 4 December 2014 7:22 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee has endorsed a staff proposal outlining the order the city’s 13 Major Cycle Routes will be built.

CTV News - CBD Art

CTV News - CBD Art

Thursday, 4 December 2014 7:17 p.m. by MediaCTV

Committee recommends approval of Central City transport projects

Committee recommends approval of Central City transport projects

Thursday, 4 December 2014 6:59 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council will meet on 11 December 2014 to consider the Council's Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee's recommendation to approve the scheme designs for three Central City transport projects.

Fendalton Road Roading works – Delays airport bound

Fendalton Road Roading works – Delays airport bound

Thursday, 4 December 2014 2:28 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that milling and paving road work is taking place on Fendalton Ave between the Fendalton/Idris/Straven Road and Fendalton/Clyde Road intersections. Reduced lanes are in place both directions on Thursday 4th December at these intersections until 4pm. Delays are …

Fendalton Road Roading works

Fendalton Road Roading works

Thursday, 4 December 2014 2:28 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that milling and paving road works are taking place on Fendalton Ave between the Fendalton/Idris/Straven Road and Fendalton/Clyde Road intersections. Road users are advised work will also take place on Friday 5th December with reduced lanes city bound in …

Central City Update from December 5th

Central City Update from December 5th

Thursday, 4 December 2014 2:14 p.m. by Transport4chch

Central City overview from Friday December 5th Road users are advised that road works and rebuild activity may cause delays within the central city. We advise road users to expect delays in peak hours, particularly on southbound routes. We recommend using …

ROAD WORKS: Central City Update from December 5th

ROAD WORKS: Central City Update from December 5th

Thursday, 4 December 2014 2:14 p.m. by Transport4chch

Central City overview from Friday December 5th Road users are advised that road works and rebuild activity may cause delays within the central city. We advise road users to expect delays in peak hours, particularly on southbound routes. We recommend using …

No formal punishment for CTV engineer

No formal punishment for CTV engineer

Thursday, 4 December 2014 1:32 p.m. by MediaStuff

The engineer who designed the failed Canterbury Television (CTV) building has been found to have "misrepresented his competence" in his work, but has escaped formal punishment.

Prestigious design award for Blueprint firms

Prestigious design award for Blueprint firms

Thursday, 4 December 2014 10:13 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The consortium's core team of Warren and Mahoney, Boffa Miskell, Woods Bagot, RCP, Populous and Sheppard & Rout Architects, has been named a joint winner of the World Architecture News (WAN) Urban Design Award, part of the world's largest architectural awards programme.

People treat red zone as dump

People treat red zone as dump

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 11:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

Bags of excrement, a demolished house and 20 mummified hedgehogs are among the more unusual objects found dumped in Christchurch's residential red zone.

Help for quake-traumatised kids

Help for quake-traumatised kids

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 10:32 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two mothers want to reach 8000 families to tackle anxiety in children who started school at the time of the Canterbury quakes.

Many residents say theyre strongly opposed to asset sales

Many residents say they're strongly opposed to asset sales

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 10:26 p.m. by MediaStuff

Many Christchurch residents want the city council to keep its assets, the council's own consultation suggests.

Many opposed to asset sales

Many opposed to asset sales

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 10:26 p.m. by MediaStuff

Many Christchurch residents want the city council to keep its assets, the council's own consultation suggests.

CTV News - Graffiti Art

CTV News - Graffiti Art

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 7:38 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - CCC Asset Sales

CTV News - CCC Asset Sales

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 7:36 p.m. by MediaCTV

University of Canterbury signs substantial contract to redevelop engineering precinct

University of Canterbury signs substantial contract to redevelop engineering precinct

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 4:12 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury today signed a substantial contract with Hawkins Construction for the first major redevelopment of the campus’s engineering precinct in more than 40 years.

ROADING CHANGE: Tuam Street

ROADING CHANGE: Tuam Street

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 3:21 p.m. by Transport4chch

Changes to Tuam Street are underway as part of the city transport changes. Tuam Street will be closed in stages starting from Colombo Street and when Tuam Street reopens from Durham Street to Hagley Ave it will be accessible to eastbound traffic only. …

Forsyth Barr building to become Crowne Plaza Hotel

Forsyth Barr building to become Crowne Plaza Hotel

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 2:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's old Forsyth Barr building is to become the new Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Construction in Christchurch at record levels

Construction in Christchurch at record levels

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 2:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild may be slow but it should come as no surprise that construction in Christchurch is at record levels.

Home building dips in September quarter

Home building dips in September quarter

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 11:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

House building has continued its slow patch, with the volume of homes down 0.7 per cent in the September quarter, in the run up to the general election.

Petes Landing

Petes Landing

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 11:24 p.m. by peterboroughvillage

Risen from the Rubble – Pete’s Landing At Pete’s Landing at 10 am on Thursday 4 September, Peterborough villagers will welcome new community initiatives and commemorate the 4th anniversary of the first quake. A new flag has been painted by muralist Pops and will be flown, magazine supply refreshed, local school children will read their …

Sensitive meeting off limits to public

Sensitive meeting off limits to public

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 11:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

The public and media will be locked out of a crucial Christchurch City Council meeting that will consider how a potential $900-million funding shortfall will be plugged.

Village submission (August 2014) re City Planning

Village submission (August 2014) re City Planning

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 10:57 p.m. by peterboroughvillage

Peterborough Village submission (August 2014) re City Planning

Artwork transforms city wall

Artwork transforms city wall

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 9:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

Another drab Christchurch building facade has been transformed into a colourful artwork.

CTV News - Tuesday 2nd December 2014

CTV News - Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 9:38 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Art Centre Turret

CTV News - Art Centre Turret

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 9:13 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch’s Transitional City initiative has won a prestigious international award

Christchurch’s Transitional City initiative has won a prestigious international award

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 4:57 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Christchurch entry was one of five cities to win the Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation at a ceremony in Guangzhou, China on Friday 28 November.

Lyttelton Port reclamation reaches over 7.5 hectares

Lyttelton Port reclamation reaches over 7.5 hectares

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 1:29 p.m. by LytteltonPort Popular

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) has now reclaimed over 7.5 hectares of harbour at Te Awaparahi Bay, east of its container operations. In May 2011, LPC was granted consent to reclaim ten hectares of the harbour bed to utilise and dispose of ‘clean’ rubble from Christchurch city’s earthquake damaged buildings.

Vero builds on solid progress in Earthquake Recovery Programme

Vero builds on solid progress in Earthquake Recovery Programme

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 1:06 p.m. by VeroInsurance Popular

Vero Insurance has paid out almost $3.9 billion or 80 per cent of its total costs toward the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery programme with plans to pay out more than 90 per cent by December 2015.

CTV News -  Wildman

CTV News - Wildman

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 10:09 a.m. by MediaCTV

Work underway to make Tuam one-way, east-bound

Work underway to make Tuam one-way, east-bound

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 9:24 a.m. by GovtCCC

Work is underway to convert Tuam Street to a one-way eastbound route into the Central City by late December 2014.

Residents: We want to go home

Residents: We want to go home

Monday, 1 December 2014 10:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Anna Christophorou and her two children just want to go home.

Lynched - David Meates - Monday 1st December 2014

Lynched - David Meates - Monday 1st December 2014

Monday, 1 December 2014 9:37 p.m. by ChrisLynch

Go Christchurch <3

CTV News - Council Assets

CTV News - Council Assets

Monday, 1 December 2014 9:27 p.m. by MediaCTV

Animal welfare lessons from Chch quakes revealed in book

Animal welfare lessons from Chch quakes revealed in book

Monday, 1 December 2014 9:01 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Canterbury University Press

December edition of St Albans News

December edition of St Albans News

Saturday, 29 November 2014 9:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

What’s up? In Cranford Street and in Caledonian Road? Find out more of what is going on in St Albans in the December issue of St Albans News Copies are being distributed by volunteers, the weekend of November 29 and …

Where do the boundaries of St Albans lie?

Where do the boundaries of St Albans lie?

Saturday, 29 November 2014 1:45 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Students at the University of Canterbury conducted some research into where residents thought the boundaries of St Albans lie. Most people surveyed thought Bealey Ave, Hills Road, Innes Road and Papanui Road marked the edges of the suburb, while CCC …

Justice for Natasha

Justice for Natasha

Friday, 28 November 2014 8:09 p.m. by MediaStuff

About 45 minutes after Christchurch was rocked by the quake on February 22, retired farmer Errol Hadfield received a text from his youngest son Geoff (Hadfield) in Christchurch.

Father turns detective to solve quake death

Father turns detective to solve quake death

Friday, 28 November 2014 8:09 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

About 45 minutes after Christchurch was rocked by the quake on February 22, retired farmer Errol Hadfield received a text from his youngest son Geoff (Hadfield) in Christchurch.

CTV News - Evolocity

CTV News - Evolocity

Friday, 28 November 2014 7:50 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Gamer Contest

CTV News - Gamer Contest

Friday, 28 November 2014 7:47 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Brian Law

CTV News - Brian Law

Friday, 28 November 2014 7:45 p.m. by MediaCTV