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Garry Moore Affordable

Garry Moore Affordable

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 7:25 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 7th May 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 7th May 2014

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 7:16 p.m. by MediaCTV

Liquefaction stockpile put to work

Liquefaction stockpile put to work

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Silt and mud shovelled from earthquake-affected Christchurch properties are being used for repairs and construction.

Town Hall decision threatens arts zone

Town Hall decision threatens arts zone

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A central tenant of the embattled performing arts precinct has spoken out against the city council's decision to repair the Town Hall, saying it leaves a ''paltry sum'' for the buildings needed to house Christchurch's arts organisations. 

Brownlee questions figures

Brownlee questions figures

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Recovery Minister believes there is only "a slim possibility" the Christchurch City Council's financial position is as weak as an independent audit claims.

Disputes over insurance payout

Disputes over insurance payout

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

How much Christchurch City Council gets from its insurers rests on the outcome of legal action.

Road rebuild costs estimated at $413m short

Road rebuild costs estimated at $413m short

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council may need to find another $413 million if all Christchurch's broken roads and pipes are to be returned to their pre-quake state.

Not enough in the pot

Not enough in the pot

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Some tough and potentially politically unpalatable decisions will need to be made by the Christchurch City Council as it faces up to a $534 million funding shortfall that could balloon further.

Cash runs short for repairs

Cash runs short for repairs

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hundreds of damaged community facilities may go unrepaired because of a city council funding shortfall.

Council coffers fall short for rebuild funding

Council coffers fall short for rebuild funding

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Councillors are going to have to quickly accept the reality they cannot afford to do everything on their or the Government's wish lists.

Liquefaction stockpile put to work in rebuild

Liquefaction stockpile put to work in rebuild

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Silt and mud shovelled from earthquake-affected Christchurch properties are being used for repairs and construction.

Release of KordaMentha Report

Release of KordaMentha Report

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 4:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Release KordaMentha Report

Govt awaiting own review of Korda Mentha report

Govt awaiting own review of Korda Mentha report

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 3:13 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Councils $534m quake cost blowout

Council's $534m quake cost blowout

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 2:31 p.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch City Council has underestimated its share of rebuilding the earthquake-shattered city by at least $534 million, according to a new report out today. And the report says the cost black-hole will "most likely be much...

Key announces $20M for apprentices, $3k jobless grant

Key announces $20M for apprentices, $3k jobless grant

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 2:10 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Article: BusinessDesk

Budget 2014: Boost in Canterbury support services

Budget 2014: Boost in Canterbury support services

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 2:08 p.m. by GovtBeehive Recommended Popular

Release: New Zealand Parliament

Remarkable Red Zone scenes captured by NZ Police photographers

Remarkable Red Zone scenes captured by NZ Police photographers

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 1:18 p.m. by CantyMuseum Popular

Canterbury Museum in collaboration with the New Zealand Police, proudly presents

Skilled professionals sought for construction careers

Skilled professionals sought for construction careers

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 1:02 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Release: Leighs Construction Ltd

Quake-damaged suburb asks for help

Quake-damaged suburb asks for help

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 12:57 p.m. by Media3News

A local community group is asking for donations to rescue the "post-war" state of New Brighton.

Lynched - Monday 5th May - Clayton Cosgrove

Lynched - Monday 5th May - Clayton Cosgrove

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 12:33 p.m. by ChrisLynch

No more Pavilion. What’s next?

No more Pavilion. What’s next?

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 11:46 a.m. by GapFiller

No more Pavilion. What’s happening?

No more Pavilion. What’s happening?

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 11:46 a.m. by GapFiller

Commons thinking… The volunteer component of the Pallet Pavilion deconstruction has finished and ahead of schedule, too. The pallets have almost all left the site and made their way back to CHEP in Hornby. Once there they get the once-over on a production line where broken boards are wrenched off and replaced, each pallet is […]

Ruth Dyson: Beneficiary policy

Ruth Dyson: Beneficiary policy

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 11:30 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Labour's Ruth Dywon tqalks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch in response to beneficiary policy from National's Paula Bennett

Paula Bennett: $3000 to Christchurch

Paula Bennett: $3000 to Christchurch

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 11:13 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about getting beneficiaries to Christchurch.

People will adapt to Christchurch - Bennett

People will 'adapt' to Christchurch - Bennett

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 9:56 a.m. by Media3News

Paula Bennett is defending the $3k to Christchurch scheme, claiming there are plenty of affordable places to live in the city.

New development for Christchurch

New development for Christchurch

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 7:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Chch cant accommodate beneficiaries - Labour

Chch can't accommodate beneficiaries - Labour

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:34 a.m. by Media3News

The Government's plan to pay beneficiaries $3000 to move to Christchurch if they have a full-time job offer is flawed.

Council has buffer in budget

Council has 'buffer' in budget

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 4:45 a.m. by MediaThePress



Live updates: City council audit

Live updates: City council audit

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 4:07 a.m. by MediaThePress



City council audit: Main points

City council audit: Main points

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 4:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

An independent audit conducted by KordaMentha, an advisory firm specialising in insolvencies and corporate recovery, paints a grim financial picture for the Christchurch City Council.

Christchurch in financial strife

Christchurch in financial strife

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 4:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council is facing a cost over-run of $534 million which could balloon if it fails to secure $1 billion in insurance payouts.

Gerry Brownlee queries KordaMentha audit

Gerry Brownlee queries KordaMentha audit

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 3:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has expressed concerns about an independent financial report into the Christchurch City Council's financial position.

Apartment complex for New Brighton

Apartment complex for New Brighton

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 1:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

The building had not been designed yet, but would include 47 apartments, and office and retail space.

City council audit released at 4pm

City council audit released at 4pm

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 12:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

An independent audit into the finances of the Christchurch City Council will be released this afternoon.

Lets look to Dresden in rebuild

Let's look to Dresden in rebuild

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 12:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

 On the nights of February 13 to 15, 1945, Allied bombers carpet-bombed the German city of Dresden. The resultant firestorms killed an estimated 35,000 people, although the total number is disputed. The historic centre was destroyed.

City draft plan not investor-friendly

City draft plan not investor-friendly

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 11:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

South Island branch president Glenn Taylor says the overriding response has been "far from positive, with many indicating that the revised draft is of even poorer quality than its predecessor".

Big hole in city development plan

Big hole in city development plan

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 11:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

However, there is always a danger that the outer lights can give out so much amenity that the central one can be turned off and become obsolete - the doughnut effect.

Views on St Albans centre use sought

Views on St Albans centre use sought

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 11:37 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Residents’ Association (SARA) wants better use to be made of the transitional centre at 1047 Colombo Street and is surveying residents’ and past users’ views on the centre. “SARA would like to see the centre used to support the recovery of the St Albans residents,” SARA co-chair Emma Twaddell says, “and for […]

First stage of transport revamp begins

First stage of transport revamp begins

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 7:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work is starting on making Christchurch a more accessible city.

Christchurch Housing Rates Valuation

Christchurch Housing Rates Valuation

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 7:35 p.m. by MediaCTV

ECAN 1405 01 YouTubeNEWS

ECAN 1405 01 YouTubeNEWS

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 7:23 p.m. by MediaCTV

Container Pods

Container Pods

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 7:22 p.m. by MediaCTV

Red-zone homes in suspicious blaze

Red-zone homes in 'suspicious' blaze

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 6:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two red-zoned Christchurch homes have gone up in flames this morning.

CTV News   Tuesday 6 May

CTV News Tuesday 6 May

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 6:20 p.m. by MediaCTV

Rebuild paves way for city ute-opia

Rebuild paves way for city ute-opia

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Glen Chettleburgh takes good care of his ute, making sure it is the shining ambassador of his painting company.

First measure to help ease Northern Motorway congestion – NZTA

First measure to help ease Northern Motorway congestion – NZTA

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 3:21 p.m. by Transport4chch

The first of the short-term measures to help ease congestion on Christchurch’s Northern Motorway is being installed tomorrow night (Wednesday 7 May). Traffic bollards (as pictured above) are being placed along the painted medium at the Tram Road onramp to …

Madras Street and Bealey Avenue – reduced lanes from tonight

Madras Street and Bealey Avenue – reduced lanes from tonight

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 12:01 p.m. by Transport4chch

From tonight, Tuesday 6 May, Madras Street will be restricted to one lane northbound from approximately Moa Place through to Bealey Avenue from 7pm to 6am. During the day Madras will be restricted to two lanes – left turn out …

Madras Street and Bealey Avenue – reduced lanes at night

Madras Street and Bealey Avenue – reduced lanes at night

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 12:01 p.m. by Transport4chch

Madras Street will be restricted to one lane northbound from approximately Moa Place through to Bealey Avenue from 7pm to 6am. During the day Madras will be restricted to two lanes – left turn out onto Madras and straight through …

Outcasts goes case to highest court

Outcasts goes case to highest court

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 1:34 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Quake Outcasts will have their case heard in New Zealand's highest court.

Is the residential red zone unlawful?

Is the residential red zone unlawful?

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 1:34 a.m. by MediaStuff

In August, the Outcasts and Fowler Developments Ltd won a judicial review of the Government's offer to buy uninsured properties and empty sections at 50 per cent of the land valuation.

$300,000 homes for Christchurch

$300,000 homes for Christchurch

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 12:15 a.m. by MediaStuff

The trust was launched in central Christchurch at an event attended by about 60 people including representatives of the Christchurch City Council, Housing New Zealand and other agencies.

Confusion around Section 38 notices

Confusion around Section 38 notices

Monday, 5 May 2014 11:58 p.m. by MediaStuff



Expert explains Section 38 regulations

Expert explains Section 38 regulations

Monday, 5 May 2014 11:58 p.m. by MediaStuff



Keeping Christchurch Moving 2nd April 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 2nd April 2014

Monday, 5 May 2014 7:47 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Monday 5 May

CTV News Monday 5 May

Monday, 5 May 2014 7:37 p.m. by MediaCTV

May 6, 2012 – Sydenham gets a new piano!

May 6, 2012 – Sydenham gets a new piano!

Monday, 5 May 2014 7:18 p.m. by GapFiller

May 6 – Sydenham gets a new piano! Announcing the arrival of a freshly painted piano at the music room 390 Colombo street. The last piano got rather wet and had to be recycled at Creative Junk, sadly. Now this piano has a new and improved shelter to help it withstand the rain. This piano […]

Work begins for An Accessible City

Work begins for An Accessible City

Monday, 5 May 2014 4:33 p.m. by GovtCera

The implementation of the transport chapter of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan takes a significant step forward today, as the company appointed to design and oversee construction of the three major projects within phase one begins its work.

Demo starts on civic building

Demo starts on civic building

Monday, 5 May 2014 4:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Demolition work on Christchurch's "distinctive" former civic building is under way.

Port Hills rockfall barriers largely unaffordable

Port Hills rockfall barriers 'largely unaffordable'

Monday, 5 May 2014 3:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Port Hills residents battling to stay in their red-zoned homes are unlikely to get any further help from the Christchurch City Council.