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Building in the digital age

Building in the digital age

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

More roof gardens wanted - ecologist

More roof gardens wanted - ecologist

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch rebuild provides a unique opportunity for a rooftop sea of greenery and exotic plant life, ecologist Colin Muerk says.

EQC letter cold comfort to flooded resident

EQC letter cold comfort to flooded resident

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A letter confirming the "potential" for quake-related flood risk on her Christchurch property is barely worth the paper it is written on for Carla Martin.

Aussies find cold start in rebuild tough

Aussies find 'cold' start in rebuild tough

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Hitting the rebuild ‘‘cold’’ is the biggest barrier to Australian firms setting up in post-earthquake Christchurch, the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce says.

Rebuild proving to be a noisy business

Rebuild proving to be a noisy business

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Party noise complaints nearly tripled from 2010 to 2011, but have since dropped off and been replaced by complaints about noise from new bars and rebuild construction.

Council struggling to supply trained inspectors for rebuild

Council struggling to supply trained inspectors for rebuild

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It employs 37 building inspectors but with about 250 requests a day coming in for site inspections, it is not enough to meet demand.

Still waiting for decision after 15 weeks

Still waiting for decision after 15 weeks

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Elizabeth Moore is starting to give up hope her building consent will ever get approved.

Aussies lobby Govt over rebuild

Aussies lobby Govt over rebuild

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 11:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Australian businesses are lobbying their government over concerns they are being shut out of Christchurch rebuild opportunities by "Canterbury parochialism’’.

CTV News Tuesday July 22

CTV News Tuesday July 22

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 6:38 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Chch Moving 22nd July 2014

Keeping Chch Moving 22nd July 2014

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 5:20 p.m. by MediaCTV

Port Hills & Banks Peninsula road updated 4.20pm

Port Hills & Banks Peninsula road updated 4.20pm

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 4:15 p.m. by Transport4chch

The below information is the latest supplied by contractors for road conditions for Port Hills and Banks Peninsula roads: Summit Rd from Dyers Pass Rd to Worsleys is open to all traffic - Summit Rd, from Worsleys to Gebbies Pass Rd …

New Brighton’s first Major Building Project underway

New Brighton’s first Major Building Project underway

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 3:13 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

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Chris speaks to Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel

Chris speaks to Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 2:25 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch speaks to Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel

Port Hills & Banks Peninsula road updates

Port Hills & Banks Peninsula road updates

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 10:38 a.m. by Transport4chch

Contractors have advised of the following road conditions for Port Hills and Banks Peninsula roads: Summit Rd from Dyers Pass Rd to Worsleys is open to all traffic. Summit Rd, from Worsleys to Gebbies Pass Rd is only suitable for …

Neighbourhood Week celebrates new communities

Neighbourhood Week celebrates new communities

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 9:01 a.m. by GovtCCC

Aussies offer rebuild help

Aussies offer rebuild help

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's sports stadium is giving off a "temporary" vibe about the city to international audiences, a visiting Australian politician says.

Building consents still a worry

Building consents still a worry

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The building industry is questioning the Christchurch City Council's claims it has lifted its game and is on track to regain building consent accreditation.

Aussies offer rebuild help

Aussies offer rebuild help

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey, a rugby fan and friend of former Crusaders coach Robbie Deans, hoped media coverage of his visit yesterday would help more Australians see the region was open for business.

Flood-hit families ineligible for claims

Flood-hit families ineligible for claims

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

For homeowners like Jo Byrne that means continuing to pay a mortgage on a home her family cannot live in and are unlikely to be able to sell.

CBD scene compared with 100 years ago

CBD scene compared with 100 years ago

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Inner-city Christchurch has truly been knocked back in time by the earthquakes.

City pedantic on building consents

City 'pedantic' on building consents

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The building industry is questioning the Christchurch City Council's claims it has lifted its game and is on track to regain building consent accreditation.

Cathedral Bells

Cathedral Bells

Monday, 21 July 2014 11:47 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Chch Moving 21th July 2014

Keeping Chch Moving 21th July 2014

Monday, 21 July 2014 11:11 p.m. by MediaCTV

Lynched - Hon. Winston Peters - 21st July

Lynched - Hon. Winston Peters - 21st July

Monday, 21 July 2014 8:38 p.m. by ChrisLynch

CTV News   Monday 21 July

CTV News Monday 21 July

Monday, 21 July 2014 7:24 p.m. by MediaCTV

Winter blast prompts call for motorists to take extra care

Winter blast prompts call for motorists to take extra care

Monday, 21 July 2014 1:50 p.m. by Transport4chch

With sleety showers, hail and snow forecast for Banks Peninsula and the Port Hills tonight, the NZ Transport Agency is urging motorists to take extreme care on Canterbury roads during the next few days. The Transport Agency’s Journey Manager Lee …

Council on track for accreditation

Council on track for accreditation

Monday, 21 July 2014 10:37 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council has made substantial progress improving its building control functions and is on track to gain accreditation as a Building Consent Authority before Christmas.

Fresh start for Heathcote community facilities

Fresh start for Heathcote community facilities

Monday, 21 July 2014 9:24 a.m. by GovtCCC

The combined insurance proceeds for the two buildings is $807,000 and this will cover both the demolition of the buildings and the construction of the new combined facility. The Hagley–Ferrymead Community Board will have final approval of the building design.

Manchester Street/St Asaph Street restrictions from today

Manchester Street/St Asaph Street restrictions from today

Monday, 21 July 2014 7:01 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that this week daily from 9am contractors will be working at the intersection of St Asaph and Manchester Streets until approximately 6pm. While this work occurs these restrictions will be in place daily from 9am: Monday/Tuesday …

The bells are ringing for recovery

The bells are ringing for recovery

Monday, 21 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christ Church Cathedral bell ringers have welcomed home 13 bells that were damaged in the February 2011 earthquake and then repaired in England.

Womens refuge

Womens refuge

Sunday, 20 July 2014 11:37 p.m. by MediaCTV

Lincoln University

Lincoln University

Sunday, 20 July 2014 11:37 p.m. by MediaCTV

Central City Vision

Central City Vision

Sunday, 20 July 2014 11:37 p.m. by MediaCTV

Beautifoal

Beautifoal

Sunday, 20 July 2014 11:33 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Chch Moving 18th July 2014

Keeping Chch Moving 18th July 2014

Sunday, 20 July 2014 11:23 p.m. by MediaCTV

Housing standards worry advocates

Housing standards worry advocates

Friday, 18 July 2014 10:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Several Filipino workers opened their doors to The Press this week.

CTV News Friday 18 July

CTV News Friday 18 July

Friday, 18 July 2014 8:21 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch gets ffantastic ffringe ffestival this year. Ole!

Christchurch gets ffantastic ffringe ffestival this year. Ole!

Friday, 18 July 2014 6:41 p.m. by SamFisher Featured Popular

Christchurch gets ffantastic ffringe ffestival this year. Ole!

Mt Pleasant News –  15 July 2014

Mt Pleasant News – 15 July 2014

Friday, 18 July 2014 4:56 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Community input wanted – landscaping of the new community centre While we are still working through the detailed plans for the new centre we have now moved into the phase […]

Clifton Hill Cluster Demolition

Clifton Hill 'Cluster Demolition'

Friday, 18 July 2014 2:53 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

A team of experts from within Southern Response, CERA and Arrow International spent a number of months planning a safe and efficient demolition of the most precarious hillside properties on Sumner’s Clifton Hill, severely damaged in the February 2011 earthquake.

CTV NEWS WEEK IN REVIEW - Saturday 19th July

CTV NEWS WEEK IN REVIEW - Saturday 19th July

Friday, 18 July 2014 2:37 p.m. by MediaCTV

Power Panel 18 July

Power Panel 18 July

Friday, 18 July 2014 12:22 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch talks to this weeks Power Panel - Labour Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson, CDHB's Hector Matthews , and Roger Bridge, National Party President for Canterbury Westland.

Social recovery shows positive progress

Social recovery shows positive progress

Friday, 18 July 2014 12:08 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

The Christchurch Town Hall must be saved

The Christchurch Town Hall must be saved

Friday, 18 July 2014 12:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

It's an ancient political ritual involving frenzied exhalations of hot air, consultations with the public oracles (usually found on Facebook and in the website's opinion section) and the potent politics of populism. The climax of all this is a tribal dance called the wibble-wobble.

EQC staffer denies misusing cars

EQC staffer denies misusing cars

Friday, 18 July 2014 11:15 a.m. by MediaStuff

A former EQC employee is pleading not guilty to charges alleging she misused the commission's vehicles and a fuel card.

CBD – Available Routes Map 18th July – 25th July

CBD – Available Routes Map 18th July – 25th July

Friday, 18 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

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

Building standards declining - experts

Building standards declining - experts

Friday, 18 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A skilled labour shortage, under-resourced building firms and rebuild deadline pressures are contributing to a decline in Christchurch building standards, industry experts warn.

Building standards declining - experts

Building standards declining - experts

Friday, 18 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A skilled labour shortage, under-resourced building firms and rebuild deadline pressures are contributing to a decline in Christchurch building standards, industry experts warn.

Keeping Christchurch Moving 17th July 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 17th July 2014

Thursday, 17 July 2014 7:34 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News   Thursday 17 July

CTV News Thursday 17 July

Thursday, 17 July 2014 6:59 p.m. by MediaCTV

McCormacks Bay/Main Road Sumner new intersection opens eastbound

McCormacks Bay/Main Road Sumner new intersection opens eastbound

Thursday, 17 July 2014 5:12 p.m. by Transport4chch

The new McCormacks Bay Road / Main Road intersection opened to one-way traffic today (Thursday, 17 July). The intersection is only open to eastbound traffic initially, towards Redcliffs, due to wastewater works by SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan crews along McCormacks Bay …

Third stage of Western Corridor completed

Third stage of Western Corridor completed

Thursday, 17 July 2014 4:10 p.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists travelling along State Highway 1 to the west of Christchurch are enjoying better travel times with today’s (Thursday 17 July) completion of the third section of the Western Corridor upgrade.  

THEMES:  – Why Are We Anxious?

THEMES: – Why Are We Anxious?

Thursday, 17 July 2014 2:53 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday July 30th, a Clinical Psychologist from the Anxiety Disorders Service, CDHB Most people do not recognise their anxiety for what it is, and can instead think there is something ‘wrong’ with them. Some people are preoccupied with the symptoms of their anxiety (e.g. stomach aches, increased heart rate, shortness of breath, etc.). Others think...

$107.5m to Lincoln University science rebuild

$107.5m to Lincoln University science rebuild

Thursday, 17 July 2014 2:17 p.m. by GovtBeehive


Study shows impact of quake stress

Study shows impact of quake stress

Thursday, 17 July 2014 1:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

People who experienced serious quake-related adversity are twice as likely to be addicted to smoking and 40 per cent more likely to develop mental health conditions such as major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder than those who did not experience the disaster, the new research shows.