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Communities collecting flood data – template available

Communities collecting flood data – template available

Monday, 5 May 2014 2:09 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

The Christchurch City Council is collecting information from those residents affected by repeated floods. The Beckenham Neighbourhood Association has met with the Spreydon Heathcote Community Board to facilitate the collection of this data. If you live in that Ward and are affected by floods and would like to complete their survey please click .

Flooding Feedback Encouraging

Flooding Feedback Encouraging

Monday, 5 May 2014 1:17 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Around 120 people rolled up at the Edgeware Bowling Club yesterday as the Shirley / Papanui Community Board began the first of city wide information sessions and focus groups on flooding.

Ryan Cooney: Christchurch Traffic

Ryan Cooney: Christchurch Traffic

Monday, 5 May 2014 11:42 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Manager of the Christchurch Transport Operations Centre, Ryan Cooney talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about travelling around the city.

Gap Filler Working Bee – 17 May

Gap Filler Working Bee – 17 May

Monday, 5 May 2014 11:33 a.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler’s next monthly working bee will be taking place on Saturday the 17th of May. There’ll be work on golf holes, the book exchange and possibly more. AND there’ll be a bbq, as well as bananas and drinks to keep us going (thanks All Good Organics!) Our working bees are an easy way to […]

Age of Anxiety………………

Age of Anxiety………………

Monday, 5 May 2014 11:02 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Anxiety disorders are the most commonly diagnosed mental illness. Now Atlantic editor Scott Stossel has fronted the disorder that he suggests, although a curse, may in some ways also be a blessing. By Catherine Woulfe  24th April, 2014 Scott Stossel, future editor of the Atlantic, spent his childhood crying on sidelines and trembling in corners....

Why are politicians deliberately obstructing recovery?

Why are politicians deliberately obstructing recovery?

Monday, 5 May 2014 10:54 a.m. by HughPavletich Popular

Why are central and local politicians deliberately obstructing an affordable / normal recovery ?

Southern Response Class Action Comment

Southern Response Class Action Comment

Monday, 5 May 2014 10:40 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

A local lawyer has been promoting a potential class action against Southern Response.  The promoters of the class action idea say their complaint is about the time it has taken to resolve claims. 

Look Up………………

Look Up………………

Monday, 5 May 2014 10:35 a.m. by AnxietySupport

  If you have an i-phone, Android, cellphone or live your life on a laptop or tablet, or have friends or family that do, then this is a must watch: - http://blog.petflow.com/this-is-a-video-everyone-needs-to-see-for-the-first-time-in-my-life-im-speechless/

Bus Detours from Tuesday 6th May

Bus Detours from Tuesday 6th May

Monday, 5 May 2014 7:19 a.m. by Transport4chch

Expect delays CBD week of Monday 5th May

Expect delays CBD week of Monday 5th May

Monday, 5 May 2014 7:17 a.m. by Transport4chch Featured Popular

The return to work and school for many this week will see increased traffic volumes and  increased delays for road users.

CBD week of Monday 5th May – delays expected

CBD week of Monday 5th May – delays expected

Monday, 5 May 2014 7:17 a.m. by Transport4chch

The return to work and school for many this week will see increased traffic volumes and  increased delays for road users. With 40 SCIRT crews now working in the central city the city infrastructure rebuild is at its peak and …

Montreal Street & Colombo Street – work completed

Montreal Street & Colombo Street – work completed

Monday, 5 May 2014 6:56 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that the current SCIRT work on Montreal Street around the clock tower has been completed and two traffic lanes are restored. 

Port Hills demolition gets underway

Port Hills demolition gets underway

Monday, 5 May 2014 6:53 a.m. by Media3News

The complex job of demolishing dangerous homes on Christchurch's Port Hills is beginning today.

Flockton residents urged to have their say

Flockton residents urged to have their say

Monday, 5 May 2014 5:13 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch City Council is calling on flood-ravaged residents to have their say on the future of Flockton.

Demolition of cliff-top homes begins

Demolition of cliff-top homes begins

Monday, 5 May 2014 4:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

It will take four weeks to demolish a cluster of cliff-top homes destroyed by the earthquakes.

Kill the performing arts precinct

Kill the performing arts precinct

Monday, 5 May 2014 1:47 a.m. by MediaThePress

Before the earthquakes, Christchurch had a functioning and effective .

Innovation driving Canterbury economy

Innovation driving Canterbury economy

Monday, 5 May 2014 12:59 a.m. by MediaThePress



Renewed village to be renamed

Renewed village to be renamed

Sunday, 4 May 2014 10:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

Ryman Healthcare's Beckenham Courts village is to be renamed as part of a $20 million rebuild that follows damage from the 2011 earthquakes.

Valuations add to red-zone stress levels

Valuations add to red-zone stress levels

Sunday, 4 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has raised concerns about the way property revaluations were done in Christchurch's residential red zone.

Valuations add to red-zone stress

Valuations add to red-zone stress

Sunday, 4 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has raised concerns about the way property revaluations were done in Christchurch's residential red zone.

Revitalising New Brighton campaign kicks off

Revitalising New Brighton campaign kicks off

Sunday, 4 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

SURF founder Tony Brooks, who owns Pierside Cafe and Bar, has been working closely with the New Brighton Business and Landowners Association to attract investment to the community with earthquake-damaged properties, repeated flooding and less retail interest.

Christchurch Exodus – Cosmetic only?!

Christchurch Exodus – Cosmetic only?!

Sunday, 4 May 2014 4:52 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Every year, tens of millions of people abandon their homes because of natural disasters. I am currently hearing stories in Christchurch that this is beginning to happen here as well. Unfortunately this appears to be only the tip of the iceberg. CERA and associated bodies do not seem to realize/care that Christchurch residents are only prepared to put up with so much. Solutions to the insurance stale-mate and flood risks need to be found sooner rather than later otherwise the ...

Can Christchurch be saved?

Can Christchurch be saved?

Saturday, 3 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Rebuilding New Zealand's second-biggest city was always going to be challenging.

Lesley Murdoch reviews the Kiwi league test with Radio sports Elliott Smith and former Kiwi Gerard Stokes.

Lesley Murdoch reviews the Kiwi league test with Radio sports Elliott Smith and former Kiwi Gerard Stokes.

Saturday, 3 May 2014 9:16 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Elliott Smith and Gerard Stokes join Lesley Murdoch to wrap up the Kiwi Kangaroo league test from Sydney.

Therese Walsh tals with Lesley Murdoch about the volunteers required for Cricket World Cup 2015.

Therese Walsh tals with Lesley Murdoch about the volunteers required for Cricket World Cup 2015.

Saturday, 3 May 2014 9:04 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Lesley Murdoch talks with Therese Walsh from Cricket World Cup 2015 about the volunteers needed to help make the event run smoothly and how people can apply to become volunteers.

Is junkitecture our future?

Is junkitecture our future?

Saturday, 3 May 2014 12:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

British architecture critic Jonathan Glancey says that "huge impersonal forces" are turning many cities into boring places. What are the implications for Christchurch? PHILIP MATTHEWS reports.

CCC seeks public input on flooding

CCC seeks public input on flooding

Friday, 2 May 2014 6:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council is undertaking a survey in the Flockton Basin area on May 3 about flooding that has beset the area multiple times since the earthquakes. On the same day, the public has also been invited to participate in focus groups on the topic at the Edgeware Bowling Club in Madras Street. Two sessions […]

Fun ride along Colombo Street

Fun ride along Colombo Street

Friday, 2 May 2014 6:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A fun ride on Saturday, May 18 along the full length of Colombo Street aims to promote road safety and cycling as an everyday form of transport. Cyclists can join anywhere along the route from 9am, as long as it’s not raining. In that case the event, organised by Spoke Canterbury, will be postponed a […]

Avondale Bridge – now open

Avondale Bridge – now open

Friday, 2 May 2014 4:34 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users are advised that SCIRT work has been completed on Avondale Road Bridge and it is now open. Sealing work on Avondale Road will be completed next week.  

CTOC encourages drivers to plan ahead

CTOC encourages drivers to plan ahead

Friday, 2 May 2014 3:09 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) is encouraging drivers to consider alternative travel routes when travelling into the Central City next week.

Council researching more flood zone options

Council researching more flood zone options

Friday, 2 May 2014 2:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

We may have a better idea after May 12 of what the Christchurch City Council plans to do about the flooding in the Flockton Basin (and other flood-prone areas of the city). The options under consideration seem to have grown and include: Deepening and widening Dudley Creek More pumps and pipes Raising floor levels/homes in […]

Council prioritising flood work

Council prioritising flood work

Friday, 2 May 2014 1:51 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council is moving quickly to assist residents whose homes have been inundated by a series of recent floods.

Revaluation objection period extended for Red Zoners

Revaluation objection period extended for Red Zoners

Friday, 2 May 2014 1:47 p.m. by GovtCCC

Owners of Red Zone properties have an extra 10 days to object to their Rating Valuations.

Christchurch City Councils Earthquake Recovery Committee meeting 1 May 2014

Christchurch City Council's Earthquake Recovery Committee meeting 1 May 2014

Friday, 2 May 2014 1:38 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Key recommendations from the Committee of the Whole

Meeting your claims specialist

Meeting your claims specialist

Friday, 2 May 2014 11:44 a.m. by SouthernResponse

If you would like to meet your claims specialist or other Southern Response team member you will need an appointment.

CBD – Available Routes Map 3rd May – 10th May

CBD – Available Routes Map 3rd May – 10th May

Friday, 2 May 2014 11:29 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    

No charity in the boxing ring

No charity in the boxing ring

Friday, 2 May 2014 11:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

The lights came up. The scene was set. The Battle of the Rebuild was on. The 16 competitors were doing it for charity but there was none of that in the ring.

SFO targets head Maincom office

SFO targets head Maincom office

Friday, 2 May 2014 11:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has searched the head office of a rebuild contractor as part of an investigation into one of its directors.

EPIC pulls out over innovation precinct saga

EPIC pulls out over innovation precinct saga

Friday, 2 May 2014 11:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

A key tenant of the central-city innovation precinct has "given up" and pulled out of the project, saying delays and overpriced land make the project infeasible.

Building firms go bust despite rebuild

Building firms go bust despite rebuild

Friday, 2 May 2014 11:24 a.m. by MediaThePress

An unprecedented number of building firms are going bust despite a post-quake construction boom in Christchurch.

Parking prices decrease in central city

Parking prices decrease in central city

Friday, 2 May 2014 11:14 a.m. by Transport4chch

Short-term parking in the Central City is set to get cheaper with Council introducing lower meter rates in select areas. From today, on-street short-term meter parking will be $2 per hour along sections of several inner city streets including Gloucester, …

David Ayres: Kaiapoi Flooding

David Ayres: Kaiapoi Flooding

Friday, 2 May 2014 10:52 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Waimakariri Mayor David Ayres talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the flooding in his area.

Bealey Avenue lane reduction – This weekend Sat/Sun 3/4 May

Bealey Avenue lane reduction – This weekend Sat/Sun 3/4 May

Friday, 2 May 2014 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Bealey Avenue between Sherborne and Madras Streets will be reduced to one lane east and west bound from 6am Saturday 3 May – 6am  Monday 5th May. Alternative route east and west is via Edgeware Street. Alternative route east is …

Expect delays CBD Monday 5th May

Expect delays CBD Monday 5th May

Friday, 2 May 2014 8:31 a.m. by Transport4chch

The return to work and school for many next week will see increased traffic volumes and a increased delays for road users. With 40 SCIRT crews now working in the central city the city infrastructure rebuild is at its peak …

Bus detours this weekend Sat 3 & Sun 4 May

Bus detours this weekend Sat 3 & Sun 4 May

Friday, 2 May 2014 7:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

HAGLEY AVE – Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th May 7 Halswell / Queenspark From Saturday 3 May (7am onwards) to Sunday 4th May all buses travelling to Central Station will detour away from Hagley Ave while road works are completed. …

Avondale bridge has reopened

Avondale bridge has reopened

Friday, 2 May 2014 4:49 a.m. by MediaThePress

After more than a year of repairs, the Avondale bridge reopened today.

Avondale bridge has reopened

Avondale bridge has reopened

Friday, 2 May 2014 4:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

After more than a year of repairs, the Avondale bridge reopened today.

Food production in St Albans

Food production in St Albans

Thursday, 1 May 2014 9:36 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St Time: May 21 from 1pm Date: 2014-05-21 Description: Fourth year geography students from the University of Canterbury talk on facilitating better food resilience in St Albans. The students visited the suburb in March and noted the lack of green spaces. Recommended actions from the research may become […]

Burns Song Contest

Burns Song Contest

Thursday, 1 May 2014 9:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Scottish Society NZ Hall, Cnr Edgeware and Caledonian Roads Time: May 17 from 11:00am Description: Enjoy the voices of young singers performing songs of Scotland. Gold coin entry. Plenty of street parking. For further information Tel: 021 0341929

Battle of the Rebuild fighters weigh in

Battle of the Rebuild fighters weigh in

Thursday, 1 May 2014 9:07 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Battle of the Rebuild contenders yesterday eyed each other up at weigh-in for the Christchurch charity boxing match.

Chch rebuild may be affected by funding shortfall

Chch rebuild may be affected by funding shortfall

Thursday, 1 May 2014 8:47 p.m. by Media3News

A $400 million shortfall in funding to could force some Christchurch projects to be reconsidered.

Keeping Christchurch Moving 1st May 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 1st May 2014

Thursday, 1 May 2014 7:18 p.m. by MediaCTV

Flood

Flood

Thursday, 1 May 2014 7:11 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News   Thursday 1 April

CTV News Thursday 1 April

Thursday, 1 May 2014 7:04 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Thursday 1 May

CTV News Thursday 1 May

Thursday, 1 May 2014 7:04 p.m. by MediaCTV

Pressure grows on arts venues

Pressure grows on arts venues

Thursday, 1 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $1.25 million grant to the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has put pressure on city leaders to resolve a row over land for the performing arts precinct.

There is no first-fix for Chch

There is no 'first-fix' for Chch

Thursday, 1 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress



Slower traffic fast-tracked to help anchor project

Slower traffic fast-tracked to help anchor project

Thursday, 1 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Reduced speed limits for central Christchurch will be fast-tracked so a key anchor project is not delayed.