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Labour playing catch up again

Labour playing catch up again

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 4:09 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Urgent Night works Moorhouse Ave – 9th and 10th July 7pm – 6am

Urgent Night works Moorhouse Ave – 9th and 10th July 7pm – 6am

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 3:58 p.m. by Transport4chch

Due to a burst water main on Moorhouse Ave between Fitzgerald Ave and Ferry Road tonight and tomorrow night emergency work will take place to repair the main. 

Labour proposes big shake up for EQC

Labour proposes big shake up for EQC

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 3:37 p.m. by MediaHerald

Labour is proposing a sweeping overhaul of New Zealand's disaster insurance regime including shifting EQC levies from insurance premiums to rates bills, lifting the $100,000 cap on EQC payouts and putting in a new independent insurance...

Post-disaster building inspection system improved

Post-disaster building inspection system improved

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 1:01 p.m. by MediaHerald

The way New Zealand's buildings will be assessed for damage after earthquakes or floods has been improved after major issues were raised by the system used during the Canterbury quakes.The handling of post-quake building inspections...

Turning arrows for Cranford/Innes corner

Turning arrows for Cranford/Innes corner

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 11:32 a.m. by ChChTony

I have recieved an outpouring of support since I wrote a short article in The Mairehau about the need for turning arrows on the corner of Cranford and Innes.  

Retaining Walls – Notice Of Meeting – URGENT

Retaining Walls – Notice Of Meeting – URGENT

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 11:24 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Grant Cameron popped out home this morning to let me know about an urgent meeting he is calling in regards to Retaining Walls. 

Encouraging progress for Christchurch housing

Encouraging progress for Christchurch housing

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 10:45 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Release: New Zealand Government

Adelaide engineering students to learn about the impact of Christchurch’s earthquakes

Adelaide engineering students to learn about the impact of Christchurch’s earthquakes

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 10:43 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Forty three final year engineering students from the University of Adelaide will spend two weeks in Christchurch, based at the University of Canterbury. 

Harcourts International to ‘Disaster Proof’ Online Systems

Harcourts International to ‘Disaster Proof’ Online Systems

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 10:42 a.m. by PRNews

Release: Harcourts

Community invited to provide feedback on proposals for the recovery of the east

Community invited to provide feedback on proposals for the recovery of the east

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 9:42 a.m. by EasternVision Popular

New high schools, a city-to-sea river park, eco-sanctuary, flatwater sports lake, heritage garden park, wave garden, and aquatic centres are among more than 25 proposals from the public for the eastern suburbs that feedback is now being sought on. 

Jim Anderton: Does this look like a ruin to you?

Jim Anderton: Does this look like a ruin to you?

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 9:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

 columnist Paul Little writes in his column , quite properly, about the catastrophic effect on the people of Christchurch of the two or three major earthquakes, not to mention the fourteen thousand aftershocks, that have shattered so many lives here over the last three years.

Protest unlikely to save memorial hall

Protest unlikely to save memorial hall

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 8:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

Town hall restoration on hold

Town hall restoration on hold

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 11:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council's uncertain financial position has led it to put the brakes on its multimillion-dollar project to restore the Christchurch's Town Hall.

Town hall restoration on hold

Town hall restoration on hold

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 11:49 p.m. by MediaStuff

The city council's uncertain financial position has led it to put the brakes on its multimillion-dollar project to restore the Christchurch's Town Hall.

Lost opportunities obvious

Lost opportunities obvious

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 10:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Speaking to a business audience yesterday, Christy, Waller, the managing director of Ebos, a large supplier of pharmaceutical and medical supplies, was talking about the lessons learned from 20 years running Ebos where he led 19 purchases of other businesses.

Blunder blocks CTV covering own memorial

Blunder blocks CTV covering own memorial

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 7:08 p.m. by Media3News

Canterbury Television has been blocked from covering the Japanese prime minister's visit to its own quake memorial after being left off the invite list.

CTV News   Tuesday 08 July

CTV News Tuesday 08 July

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 7:02 p.m. by MediaCTV

Community Board recommends a legacy project for New Brighton

Community Board recommends a legacy project for New Brighton

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 2:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Burwood-Pegasus Community Board is recommending the Council considers an all-weather hot saltwater pools complex as a potential legacy project for New Brighton.

Gerry Brownlee

Gerry Brownlee

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 1:28 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch talks with Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee on 1100 Governent workers returning to Christchurch's CBD by 2016

Social outcome and outputs 2012-13

Social outcome and outputs 2012-13

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 1:28 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

We went through the rather interesting exercise of tracking what we got up to in the 2012-13 year (April 1 - March 31). It’s not entirely accurate; we only started mid-way through the year so we’re sure to have forgotten a few things. This year, we’re tracking things from the get-go. We’ve represented our Outputs and our Outcomes for the year in a neat one-pager. It gives a good sense of the breadth of Gap Filler’s activities during the year. We&rsquo ...

Bidding opens for new Christchurch homes

Bidding opens for new Christchurch homes

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 12:40 p.m. by Media3News

Housing Minister Nick Smith has announced two developments that will deliver 450 affordable new homes in Christchurch.

Floor level assessments inadequate

Floor level assessments 'inadequate'

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 9:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

Shonky floor level measurements made by people hired by the Earthquake Commission (EQC) to check Christchurch's post-quake housing stock led to "at least some poor or incorrect assessments", says New Zealand's surveying institute.

EQC floor level assessments inadequate

EQC floor level assessments 'inadequate'

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 9:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

Shonky floor level measurements made by people hired by the Earthquake Commission (EQC) to check Christchurch's post-quake housing stock led to "at least some poor or incorrect assessments", says New Zealand's surveying institute.

Government office cluster for city

Government office cluster for city

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 7:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Property developers are eyeing more deals to turn Christchurch's inner city "donut" into a golden triangle backed by Crown leases for office space, the Government says.

Monday Grandstand

Monday Grandstand

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 7:36 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch discusses the weeks sporting highlights with Brian Ashby and Elliot Smith

TFC map updated to show strategic route impacts only

TFC map updated to show strategic route impacts only

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

To improve the quality of information  being provided through the TransportforChristchurch website map, road works, road closures, events and incidents will now only be shown if they: Are on a strategic route* and Have or are likely to have an impact on …

Over $6m to fix South library

Over $6m to fix South library

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 6:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

Repairing the quake-damaged South Christchurch library and service centre will cost more than the original build, figures obtained by The Press show.

Orana Park - New Enclosure

Orana Park - New Enclosure

Monday, 7 July 2014 11:22 p.m. by MediaCTV

Gerry Brownlee

Gerry Brownlee

Monday, 7 July 2014 11:22 p.m. by MediaCTV

The Arts Centre

The Arts Centre

Monday, 7 July 2014 11:15 p.m. by MediaCTV

Costly fix for modern library

Costly fix for modern library

Monday, 7 July 2014 11:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Repairing the quake-damaged South Christchurch library and service centre will cost more than the original build, figures obtained by The Press show.

Japan PM: Visit stirs sad memories

Japan PM: Visit stirs sad memories

Monday, 7 July 2014 11:09 p.m. by MediaStuff

Michio Humphreys stood at the Madras St railing as the motorcade rolled by.

Keeping Chch Moving 8th July 2014

Keeping Chch Moving 8th July 2014

Monday, 7 July 2014 9:55 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Chch Moving 7th July 2014

Keeping Chch Moving 7th July 2014

Monday, 7 July 2014 9:51 p.m. by MediaCTV

Lynched Monday 7th July

Lynched Monday 7th July

Monday, 7 July 2014 8:08 p.m. by ChrisLynch

CTV News   Monday 07 July

CTV News Monday 07 July

Monday, 7 July 2014 7:41 p.m. by MediaCTV

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe visits CTV site

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe visits CTV site

Monday, 7 July 2014 5:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

The prime minister of Japan, who knows something about earthquake tragedy, has paid tribute to those who died at the CTV building during the Christchurch earthquake.

Made in Canterbury - SALCOM

Made in Canterbury - SALCOM

Monday, 7 July 2014 5:39 p.m. by MediaCTV

Gloucester Street closed between Colombo and Manchester

Gloucester Street closed between Colombo and Manchester

Monday, 7 July 2014 5:22 p.m. by Transport4chch

Gloucester Street has been closed between Colombo and Manchester Streets for repairs to a watermain which was hit earlier this afternoon by contractors. The duration of the closure is not known at this time.

Christchurch CBD to remain an empty centre, experts say

Christchurch CBD to remain an empty centre, experts say

Monday, 7 July 2014 4:31 p.m. by Media3News

An urban planning expert says much of Christchurch's downtown area will remain empty for years.

Japanese PM pays tribute to quake victims

Japanese PM pays tribute to quake victims

Monday, 7 July 2014 3:49 p.m. by Media3News

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid a wreath of white flowers at Christchurch's CTV Building site this afternoon.

Forum presentation

Forum presentation

Monday, 7 July 2014 3:38 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Some of you have requested a copy of the presentation.

Work begins on new Halswell Library and Community Facility

Work begins on new Halswell Library and Community Facility

Monday, 7 July 2014 3:30 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Madras Street closed today – 3pm – 5pm  – consider alternative routes

Madras Street closed today – 3pm – 5pm – consider alternative routes

Monday, 7 July 2014 3:06 p.m. by Transport4chch

The following roads will be closed today between 3pm – 5pm for the official visit of the Japanese Prime Minister Madras Street (between Lichfield and Worcester Streets) Hereford Street (between Latimer Square and 237 Hereford Street) Cashel Street (Liverpool St …

Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation announcement

Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation announcement

Monday, 7 July 2014 1:13 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation announcement - Minister Gerry Brownlee - 7 July 2014

1100 civil servants to move into CBD

1100 civil servants to move into CBD

Monday, 7 July 2014 12:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

More than 1000 government staff will work in central Christchurch by 2016, dispelling the notion of a ''doughnut effect'' in the city, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today.

Politics Monday 7 July 14

Politics Monday 7 July 14

Monday, 7 July 2014 12:34 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch talks to Labour MP Clayton Cosgrove and National MP Nicky Wagner about local issues.

CBD gaps filling fast as Crown returns

CBD gaps filling fast as Crown returns

Monday, 7 July 2014 11:52 a.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Release: New Zealand Government

New Brighton Road one way only between Bassett & Stour Drive – now starting week of 14 July

New Brighton Road one way only between Bassett & Stour Drive – now starting week of 14 July

Monday, 7 July 2014 11:13 a.m. by Transport4chch

This work has been delayed until the week of 14th July. New Brighton Road will  only be open to eastbound road users between Bassett/Avondale roundabout to Stour Drive. Westbound road users will be detoured via Stour Drive – Vivian St …

New Brighton Road one way only between Bassett & Stour Drive – starting week of 14 July

New Brighton Road one way only between Bassett & Stour Drive – starting week of 14 July

Monday, 7 July 2014 11:13 a.m. by Transport4chch

Starting in the week of 14th July. New Brighton Road will  only be open to eastbound road users between Bassett/Avondale roundabout to Stour Drive. Westbound road users will be detoured via Stour Drive – Vivian St – Reginald St. The one …

Port Lyttelton - Now and the Plan

Port Lyttelton - Now and the Plan

Monday, 7 July 2014 9:46 a.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

This weekend we were lucky enough to be able to take a walk around the port to talk about the damage and the plans that are underway to rebuild.

Park Tce – now two-way between Kilmore and Armagh

Park Tce – now two-way between Kilmore and Armagh

Monday, 7 July 2014 7:34 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that Park Tce is now open to two-way traffic between Kilmore and Armagh Streets.

CTOC launching Twitter this week

CTOC launching Twitter this week

Monday, 7 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

To keep pace with increasing social media use, the Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) is launching a trial twitter feed this week to help keep road users up-to-date on what’s happening on the roads. CTOC Traveller Information team leader, Sonia Pollard, …

CTOC Twitter launched this week

CTOC Twitter launched this week

Monday, 7 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

To keep pace with increasing social media use, the Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) is launching a trial twitter feed this week to help keep road users up-to-date on what’s happening on the roads. CTOC Traveller Information team leader, Sonia Pollard, …

CTOC Twitter launched

CTOC Twitter launched

Monday, 7 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

To keep pace with increasing social media use, the Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) is trialing a twitter feed to help keep road users up-to-date on what’s happening on the roads. CTOC Traveller Information team leader, Sonia Pollard, says recent …

Keeping Chch Moving 4th July 2014

Keeping Chch Moving 4th July 2014

Sunday, 6 July 2014 7:32 p.m. by MediaCTV

Family funds aid Gough project

Family funds aid Gough project

Friday, 4 July 2014 11:22 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Property developer Antony Gough has raided his big brother's piggy bank to help fund The Terrace development in central Christchurch.

Implosion likely for police station

Implosion likely for police station

Friday, 4 July 2014 11:21 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's former police station may be brought down with explosives.

Mixed use tipped for old Press site

Mixed use tipped for old Press site

Friday, 4 July 2014 11:21 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A mix of apartments, offices, shops and hospitality looks the most likely use for the old Press building site in Christchurch's Cathedral Square.

Raewyns courage inspires TV show

Raewyn's courage inspires TV show

Friday, 4 July 2014 11:21 p.m. by MediaStuff

Raewyn Iketau is a survivor.