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Christchurchs Breathe Urban Village delayed

Christchurch's Breathe Urban Village delayed

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 4:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction of a major central Christchurch residential development was due to start two months ago, but the developers have not yet applied for building consents.

On this day -  1896 Japanese tsunami

On this day - 1896 Japanese tsunami

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 3:56 p.m. by GovtEQC

Feedback wanted on Flockton downstream flood options

Feedback wanted on Flockton downstream flood options

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 11:02 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council wants feedback from residents in the Dudley Creek area and the wider community on three proposed options for downstream, long-term remediation work on Dudley Creek.

Has your Port Hills property been zoned correctly?

Has your Port Hills property been zoned correctly?

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 9:21 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

Many home owners missed their opportunity to submit an appeal against the Christchurch City Council (CCC) District Plan and challenge their property's zoning.

Cops seize papers in CTV building probe

Cops seize papers in CTV building probe

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Police investigating the 2011 collapse of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building which killed more than 100 people have executed four search warrants.Documents and items of interest were seized, Detective Superintendent Peter...

Cops seize papers in CTV building probe

Cops seize papers in CTV building probe

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Police investigating the 2011 collapse of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building which killed more than 100 people have executed four search warrants.Documents and items of interest were seized, Detective Superintendent Peter...

Police Update on CTV investigation

Police Update on CTV investigation

Monday, 15 June 2015 4:28 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: NZ Police

Westende House in Christchurch to be demolished

Westende House in Christchurch to be demolished

Monday, 15 June 2015 4:21 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's Westende House will be demolished in two weeks.

CTV building: Police seize documents

CTV building: Police seize documents

Monday, 15 June 2015 4:10 p.m. by MediaHerald

Documents and items of interest have been seized by police as part of an investigation into the collapse of the CTV building.Four search warrants, which Detective Superintendent Peter Read says form part of the ongoing investigation,...

Canterbury earthquake repair survey a whitewash

Canterbury earthquake repair survey a 'whitewash'

Monday, 15 June 2015 10:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

A review into the quality of Canterbury's earthquake repairs has been called a "whitewash" after the Government allowed insurers to choose which homes could be looked at.

Mt Pleasant Road footpaths

Mt Pleasant Road footpaths

Monday, 15 June 2015 8:57 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

SCIRT comments The project which includes Mt Pleasant Road footpath repairs is currently being designed. According to these designs, approximately 80 metres of footpath from 170 Mt Pleasant Road upward […]

US visit strengthens partnership

US visit strengthens partnership

Monday, 15 June 2015 8:37 a.m. by NickyWagner Popular

Property Council award cherry on top for Isaac Theatre Royal restoration

Property Council award 'cherry on top' for Isaac Theatre Royal restoration

Sunday, 14 June 2015 4:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royal and three buildings in the Rangi Ruru Girls' School redevelopment have won top prizes in the 2015 Property Council New Zealand and Rider Levett Bucknall Awards.

Demolition of Cathedral Squares Camelot Hotel captured in timelapse

Demolition of Cathedral Square's Camelot Hotel captured in timelapse

Sunday, 14 June 2015 1:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

Another icon from Christchurch city's past is almost gone, with the demolition of the Camelot Hotel in Cathedral Square due to finish this week.

New heated pools planned for St Albans

New heated pools planned for St Albans

Saturday, 13 June 2015 11:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The St Albans Pool and Pavilion group has lodged a resource consent to build two outdoor heated pools and associated buildings at 43a Edgeware Road, on the site of the pool demolished by the Christchurch City Council in 2006. Unlike …

Fewer street parks at Cranford/ Westminster St shops

Fewer street parks at Cranford/ Westminster St shops

Saturday, 13 June 2015 11:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

In a bid to do something about the safety of St Albans School children crossing Cranford St at Westminster St the city council has come up with a plan that will: Reduce the number of car parks outside the new …

Christchurchs Isaac Theatre Royal Wins Prestigious Heritage Property Award

Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royal Wins Prestigious Heritage Property Award

Saturday, 13 June 2015 6:13 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

The spectacularly rebuilt and restored Isaac Theatre Royal, has taken out two prestigious awards at the 2015 Property Council New Zealand and Rider Levett Bucknall Awards held in Auckland last night.

Mt Pleasant News June 12 2015

Mt Pleasant News June 12 2015

Saturday, 13 June 2015 5:03 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

SCIRT invites you to a “Thank You” morning tea SCIRT would like to shout morning tea on Monday morning to celebrate with you the completion of the three laning project and to inform […]

Photographs show rebuild progress in post-quake Christchurch

Photographs show rebuild progress in post-quake Christchurch

Saturday, 13 June 2015 2:24 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An ex-pat Kiwi's photographs of post-quake Christchurch have thrown the rebuild into sharp relief.

Monolithic concrete building ruins Christchurch central city living

'Monolithic' concrete building ruins Christchurch central city living

Friday, 12 June 2015 6:20 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Central city tenants Alex Nicholls and Victoria Wilby loved living in their sunny cottage.

Christchurch Town Hall: Im a convert

Christchurch Town Hall: I'm a convert

Friday, 12 June 2015 7:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

Well there I was, feeling like a funeral gatecrasher, parked up in front of the city council's live stream, pondering what fate would befall Kilmore Street's grey and grizzled behemoth.

Customer e-newsletter #6

Customer e-newsletter #6

Friday, 12 June 2015 3:47 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Click to view our latest customer e-newsletter, released 11th June 2015.

Start-up hub opens in Chch Innovation Precinct

Start-up hub opens in Chch Innovation Precinct

Thursday, 11 June 2015 10:45 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Christchurch repairs and rebuilds progressing

Christchurch repairs and rebuilds progressing

Thursday, 11 June 2015 9:49 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Community to be included in development of QEII Park site

Community to be included in development of QEII Park site

Thursday, 11 June 2015 9:37 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is committed to engaging with residents over the development of the Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre on QEII Park, Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

Town Hall restoration to begin

Town Hall restoration to begin

Thursday, 11 June 2015 9:35 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council has today (Thursday 11 June) agreed to fully restore the Town Hall.

Christchurch homeowner to lead IAG class action

Christchurch homeowner to lead IAG class action

Thursday, 11 June 2015 9:30 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

After years of delays and heartache with her earthquake insurance claim, Christchurch homeowner Pip Coory has decided to take a stand.

Govt cash injection fails to stop Christchurch convention centre delay

Govt cash injection fails to stop Christchurch convention centre delay

Thursday, 11 June 2015 2:24 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's convention centre was delayed despite the Government releasing money to make it happen faster, official documents show.

Live stream: Christchurch City Council decide on town hall

Live stream: Christchurch City Council decide on town hall

Thursday, 11 June 2015 12:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors will be asked to confirm the August 2013 decision to spent $127.5 million on fully repairing and restoring the 1972 heritage-listed Christchurch Town Hall, which has been closed since it was damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes.

John Ombler: No black hole at Cera

John Ombler: No 'black hole' at Cera

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 9:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

Acting chief executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority John Ombler has rejected assertions that Cera is facing because of staff departures.

Christchurch garage couple Steve and Sasha Bell get temporary respite

Christchurch garage couple Steve and Sasha Bell get temporary respite

Tuesday, 9 June 2015 11:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

After , earthquake-hit Christchurch couple Steve and Sasha Bell are getting a temporary respite.

Christchurch needs more social houses for singles, solo parents: Government

Christchurch needs more social houses for singles, solo parents: Government

Tuesday, 9 June 2015 10:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch needs social housing for singles and solo parents to address dire post-earthquake shortages, the Government says.

Christchurch needs more social houses

Christchurch needs more social houses

Tuesday, 9 June 2015 10:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch needs social housing for singles and solo parents to address dire post-earthquake shortages, the Government says.

Changes to Council organisational structure

Changes to Council organisational structure

Tuesday, 9 June 2015 3:03 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is proposing wide-ranging changes to its organisation structure to make it more accessible for the community and to reduce bureaucracy.

Public hearing on preliminary draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Public hearing on preliminary draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Tuesday, 9 June 2015 2:38 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

A public hearing about the preliminary draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan starts today.

On this day - 1886 Mt Tarawera Eruption

On this day - 1886 Mt Tarawera Eruption

Tuesday, 9 June 2015 8:43 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Council first to launch issue-reporting phone app

Council first to launch issue-reporting phone app

Monday, 8 June 2015 5:01 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Residents can now report issues such as overflowing rubbish bins and pot holes instantly to Christchurch City Council from their mobile phones. 

Critical culvert gets an upgrade

Critical culvert gets an upgrade

Monday, 8 June 2015 4:59 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

On this day - 1692 Jamaica earthquake

On this day - 1692 Jamaica earthquake

Monday, 8 June 2015 8:53 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Answers to our questions “being reconsidered by MBIE after further information from EQC” – by Change.org

Answers to our questions “being reconsidered by MBIE after further information from EQC” – by Change.org

Monday, 8 June 2015 3:33 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Answers to our questions “being reconsidered by MBIE after further information from EQC” Canterbury Claimants Christchurch, New Zealand 7 Jun 2015

Cera staff leaving in droves

Cera staff leaving in droves

Monday, 8 June 2015 1:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) is losing dozens of staff members, prompting fears of a leadership "black hole".

Cera staff leaving in droves

Cera staff leaving in droves

Monday, 8 June 2015 1:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) is losing dozens of staff members, prompting fears of a leadership "black hole".

Work could start soon on restoring the Christchurch Town Hall

Work could start soon on restoring the Christchurch Town Hall

Sunday, 7 June 2015 11:49 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Work to fully restore Christchurch's Town Hall could begin this month after an independent business case backed a $127.5 million repair.

Edgeware village master plan

Edgeware village master plan

Sunday, 7 June 2015 9:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Couch, caravan, garage - a Christchurch mums struggle

Couch, caravan, garage - a Christchurch mum's struggle

Friday, 5 June 2015 11:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

The garage in east Christchurch is a hive of activity.

Red zone houses refurbished by offenders ready for needy families

Red zone houses refurbished by offenders ready for needy families

Friday, 5 June 2015 1:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

A further 12 red zone houses at Rolleston Prison's construction yard are heading to new Christchurch sites for families in need.

Here for the Christchurch rebuild, living in a van

Here for the Christchurch rebuild, living in a van

Thursday, 4 June 2015 11:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

While Matua Papuni methodically sweeps the Christchurch car port where he lives in his van, he mutters to himself.

Feedback released on future of Victoria Square

Feedback released on future of Victoria Square

Thursday, 4 June 2015 4:23 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Chief Executives update - 4 June  2015

Chief Executive's update - 4 June 2015

Thursday, 4 June 2015 1:19 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, John Ombler, gives a monthly update on CERA's work to lead the recovery. Read the latest edition of the Future Christchurch Update.

Gap Golf Undergoes Make-over

Gap Golf Undergoes Make-over

Thursday, 4 June 2015 1:14 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Golf Undergoes Make-over It’s not reality TV, it’s real life! Gap Golf is about to have a Make-Over bringing it up to a world-class inner city 9 hole mini-golf circuit. This weekend the kind guys and gals from Christchurch Round Table and Ladies Circle will be building a new hole The Aalt Verkerk’s No.7 […]

Gap Golf Updated With New Hole Opened

Gap Golf Updated With New Hole Opened

Thursday, 4 June 2015 1:14 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Golf’s 7th hole, The Aalt Verkerk’s, was opened on Saturday.  The Dutch themed hole is a nod to the site’s history as A. Verkerks Butcher Ltd and the family’s Dutch heritage. Putt your way down an Amsterdam canal being careful to avoid the barges; then up, over the docks through some interesting hazards and […]

What’s coming up in Gap Filler land?

What’s coming up in Gap Filler land?

Thursday, 4 June 2015 12:53 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

What’s coming up in Gap Filler land? We’ve got some exciting projects coming up this year that we want to share with you.

Future Christchurch Update - June 2015

Future Christchurch Update - June 2015

Thursday, 4 June 2015 10:48 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

I think about suicide everyday - Christchurch shed couple

'I think about suicide everyday' - Christchurch shed couple

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 11:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

In a small tin shed in Christchurch, Natasha Fa'aaliga and Gordon Smith huddle together on a thin mattress.

Construction begins on Uni-Cycle route

Construction begins on Uni-Cycle route

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 2:11 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Contractors have started work on the first significant new construction on Christchurch City Council's Major Cycle Routes.

Rebuild Christchurch for people not cars

Rebuild Christchurch for people not cars

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 11:45 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

It is Saturday afternoon and the city is packed. Throngs of people of all ages saunter through the streets. Some go shopping; some sprawl out in the sunshine around fountains or in the squares; some savour an ice cream; many relax around cafe tables to eat, drink, and chat. Both young children and older adults pack the beer gardens; nobody is drunk or quarrelsome.

Christchurch quake mums sleeping in chairs, dining rooms

Christchurch quake mums sleeping in chairs, dining rooms

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 10:52 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Sonya Tranter's "bed" is an armchair in the lounge of the two-bedroom property she rents in Christchurch.