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Green light for cathedral deconstruction

Green light for cathedral deconstruction

Friday, 30 May 2014 2:58 p.m. by Media3News

A High Court ruling has cleared the way for demolition of the Christchurch Cathedral.

Engaging Hands-on Learning: St Michael’s students become archaeologist for the day!

Engaging Hands-on Learning: St Michael’s students become archaeologist for the day!

Friday, 30 May 2014 1:51 p.m. by marketing_saintmichaels Popular

After months of watching with interest the activity going on at the site of their next door neighbours, the $300 million Justice and Emergency Services Precinct in Christchurch’s central city, St Michael’s students have found out first hand what’s been discovered. 

Record number of home consents

Record number of home consents

Friday, 30 May 2014 1:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

More new homes are being approved for Christchurch than at any time on record, as the rebuild gathers pace.

Central City – Traffic impacts week June 2nd

Central City – Traffic impacts week June 2nd

Friday, 30 May 2014 12:32 p.m. by Transport4chch

This weekend: Bealey Ave Westbound – Single lane from 6am Saturday 31st May until 6am Tuesday 3rd June – expect delays– particularly between 11am and 3pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Delays expected on these roads in peak times: Barbadoes …

CBD – Available Routes Map 31st May – 7th June

CBD – Available Routes Map 31st May – 7th June

Friday, 30 May 2014 12:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Copies of this map can be found in the Wednesday edition of the Christchurch Star which is free from most service stations and supermarkets. Please …

Gerry Brownlee: Asbestos management the best

Gerry Brownlee: Asbestos management 'the best'

Friday, 30 May 2014 10:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Canterbury Home Repair Programme (CHRP) is "one of the best examples of asbestos investigation and management in New Zealand".

Customs officers - and dogs - doing a great job!!

Customs officers - and dogs - doing a great job!!

Friday, 30 May 2014 10:52 a.m. by NickyWagner Popular

The Transitional City as an educational resource

The Transitional City as an educational resource

Friday, 30 May 2014 10:06 a.m. by GapFiller

A lot of what Gap Filler does involves education.  All of our projects have an education component.  In fact our whole philosophy and the way we work is based around learning new stuff and sharing this with others… In the last month we have had over 400 Lincoln University first year students visiting the city […]

Take extra care on Canterbury roads this weekend

Take extra care on Canterbury roads this weekend

Friday, 30 May 2014 9:25 a.m. by Transport4chch

Canterbury Police and the NZ Transport Agency are reminding motorists to drive carefully over the coming long weekend, taking time to plan your journey. Winter officially starts on Sunday 1 June and the Transport Agency’s Canterbury/West Coast Journey Manager Lee …

Christchurch Marathon – Sunday 1 June – Road closures in place

Christchurch Marathon – Sunday 1 June – Road closures in place

Friday, 30 May 2014 9:07 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

The annual Christchurch Marathon takes place on Sunday 1 June.A number of road closures, as listed below,  will be in place in the area around the Christchurch International Airport. The Start/Finish of Marathon course is located on Orchard  Road between …

Asbestos risk unresolved

Asbestos risk unresolved

Friday, 30 May 2014 8:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

Authorities dealing with Christchurch's rebuild were still discussing the best way to handle asbestos in quake-damaged homes in late 2012, documents show. 

Provincial chambers repair bill $70m

Provincial chambers repair bill $70m

Friday, 30 May 2014 6:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

Restoring one of Christchurch's most prominent historic landmarks will cost at least $50 million.

Website to dob in building rorts

Website to dob in building rorts

Friday, 30 May 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Commerce Commission is so concerned about construction industry cartels, price-fixing and bid-rigging that it has launched a website calling for whistleblowers.

Uncertain future for hundreds of quake-hit facilities

Uncertain future for hundreds of quake-hit facilities

Friday, 30 May 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch communities may need to chip in with funding or hold working bees if they want their quake-damaged community facilities repaired.

Uncertain future for quake-hit facilities

Uncertain future for quake-hit facilities

Friday, 30 May 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch communities may need to chip in with funding or hold working bees if they want their quake-damaged community facilities repaired.

Keeping Christchurch Moving 29th May 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 29th May 2014

Friday, 30 May 2014 1:39 a.m. by MediaCTV

Case of DIY for quake repairs

Case of DIY for quake repairs

Thursday, 29 May 2014 10:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch communities may need to chip in with funding or hold working bees if they want their quake-damaged community facilities repaired.

Landmark repair bill $50m

Landmark repair bill $50m

Thursday, 29 May 2014 10:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

Restoring one of Christchurch's most prominent historic landmarks will cost at least $50 million.

CTV News   Thursday 29 May

CTV News Thursday 29 May

Thursday, 29 May 2014 9:06 p.m. by MediaCTV

Cantabs share quake survival tips

Cantabs share quake survival tips

Thursday, 29 May 2014 2:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

Civil defence officials hope advice from people who lived through the Canterbury earthquakes will help prepare others to cope with an emergency.

Re:Start Mall on the move

Re:Start Mall on the move

Thursday, 29 May 2014 12:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Re:Start Mall businesses are preparing to shift to another site to make way for a $100 million retail precinct development. 

Shane Murdoch: Cholmondeley

Shane Murdoch: Cholmondeley

Thursday, 29 May 2014 11:38 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

General Manager of Cholmondeley talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about needing to raise money to have a fututre for the children of Canterbury. Text 8595 to donate and you will get a response on how to donate

Road works viewed as sign of progress

Road works viewed as sign of progress

Thursday, 29 May 2014 10:08 a.m. by GovtCera

With the intensity of rebuild work on central Christchurch roads and underground pipes expected to drop off from July, a new survey is showing road users are adapting to the road works and seeing them as a sign of progress for the city.

EQC staffer wins Health & Safety practitioner of the year

EQC staffer wins Health & Safety practitioner of the year

Thursday, 29 May 2014 8:58 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Bealey Avenue lane reduction – THIS WEEKEND

Bealey Avenue lane reduction – THIS WEEKEND

Thursday, 29 May 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Bealey Avenue between Barbadoes and Madras Streets will be reduced to one lane west bound from 6am Saturday 31st May until 6am Tuesday 3rd June. Contractors are working on wastewater replacement in the intersection of Bealey Ave and Madras Street. …

Fault at risk of rupture

Fault at risk of rupture

Thursday, 29 May 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A civil defence report says there is a 65 per cent chance of the Alpine Fault rupturing in the next 50 years.

Housing target optimistic - builders

Housing target optimistic - builders

Thursday, 29 May 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Frustrating delays mean a Government target of replenishing Christchurch city's housing stock by 2016 is optimistic, builders say.

Vodafone tipped as innovation anchor tenant

Vodafone tipped as innovation anchor tenant

Thursday, 29 May 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Telecommunications giant Vodafone is likely to become the anchor tenant of Christchurch's innovation precinct.

Labour criticises asbestos records

Labour criticises asbestos records

Thursday, 29 May 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Labour Party has accused the Earthquake Commission of keeping poor records about asbestos found in quake-damaged homes.

Evidence vital in drainage cases

Evidence vital in drainage cases

Thursday, 29 May 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch homeowners who fell foul of Alligator Drainage Ltd may have some relief in sight.

Asbestos risk `was known a year ago

Asbestos risk `was known a year ago'

Thursday, 29 May 2014 4:37 a.m. by Media3News

The Government knew a year ago that there were problems with asbestos exposure in Christchurch's quake-damaged houses, Labour says.

Keeping Christchurch Moving 28th May 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 28th May 2014

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 9:16 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News   Wednesday 28 May

CTV News Wednesday 28 May

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 6:37 p.m. by MediaCTV

New development opens in Christchurch

New development opens in Christchurch

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 4:28 p.m. by Media3News

A major new subdivision has officially opened in Kaiapoi, one of several developments planned for the growing district.

Brownlee must reassure over asbestos

Brownlee must reassure over asbestos

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 4:18 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Finished Finished Floor Levels - the limited effect of the Rout Judgment

Finished Finished Floor Levels - the limited effect of the Rout Judgment

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 2:51 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The Rout case is only authority for the proposition that houses subject to a Consent Notice must be restored to their previous height.

Christchurch housing at pre-quake numbers by 2016

Christchurch housing at pre-quake numbers by 2016

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 2:51 p.m. by Media3News

The Government expects housing stock in Christchurch to reach pre-quake levels by 2016.

Pre-quake housing levels by 2016

Pre-quake housing levels by 2016

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 2:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Housing stock in Christchurch will return to pre-earthquake levels by 2016, the Government says.

Firm fined $30k for dumping quake waste

Firm fined $30k for dumping quake waste

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 1:25 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Canterbury company has been fined nearly $30,000 for illegally dumping earthquake waste.

Mana Wāhine - Another New Building for Rangi Ruru

Mana Wāhine - Another New Building for Rangi Ruru

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 12:22 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Alistair Humphrey: Asbestos

Alistair Humphrey: Asbestos

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 11:09 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Alistair Humphrey talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about workers possibly being exposed to asbestos.

Does Christchurch need an anti-ugly day

Does Christchurch need an 'anti-ugly day'

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 9:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

Flashing past the train in Germany the advertising sign caught my eye. "Mach was gegen Hsslich!" "Do something about ugliness." It showed brightly painted steps surrounded by grey concrete.

Super 15  Rugby Friday night 30 May – AMI – Jack Hinton Drive closed

Super 15 Rugby Friday night 30 May – AMI – Jack Hinton Drive closed

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 6:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

 will closed from 5.30pm on Friday 30th May for the Super 15 Rugby Game – 

Concrete dust big threat to rebuild workers

Concrete dust big threat to rebuild workers

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Workers in the Christchurch rebuild are breathing in quantities of toxic concrete dust which could be a "bigger issue than asbestos," experts say.

Keeping Christchurch Moving 27th May 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 27th May 2014

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 10:04 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Tuesday 27 May

CTV News Tuesday 27 May

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 9:30 p.m. by MediaCTV

next forum and letter from CERA

next forum and letter from CERA

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 8:00 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular






















THEMES:  – ‘Anxiety and Depression’

THEMES: – ‘Anxiety and Depression’

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 12:42 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Broken CBD could turn off rebuild workers

'Broken CBD' could turn off rebuild workers

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 12:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

A big risk to Canterbury's economic growth is any crisis of confidence in the central Christchurch rebuild, Canterbury Development Corporation chief executive Tom Hooper says.

Mayor Lianne Dalziel: City Issues

Mayor Lianne Dalziel: City Issues

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 11:37 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Christchurch City Mayor Lianne Dalziel talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the weeks issues.

Funding sought for Christchurch art projects

Funding sought for Christchurch art projects

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 9:21 a.m. by Media3News

Quake-damaged Christchurch is still a city of spaces, and its inhabitants are trying to find new ways to fill the gaps.

PM John Key: Christchurch

PM John Key: Christchurch

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 9:16 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Prime Minister John Key talks to Newstalks ZB's Chris Lynch about issues affecting Cantabrians

New community for North Canterbury

New community for North Canterbury

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 9:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

Fletcher investigated over asbestos

Fletcher investigated over asbestos

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 8:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Fletcher Construction is being investigated for its handling of asbestos during Christchurch's earthquake rebuild.

Blenheim Road/Mandeville Street intersection

Blenheim Road/Mandeville Street intersection

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 7:33 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that the intersection signals at Blenheim Road and Mandeville Street are flashing yellow. We advise caution when driving through this area as morning traffic is building up.

Blenheim Road/Mandeville Street intersection – signals out 7.43am

Blenheim Road/Mandeville Street intersection – signals out 7.43am

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 7:33 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that the intersection signals at Blenheim Road and Mandeville Street are flashing yellow. We advise caution when driving through this area as morning traffic is building up.