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Offers of help trickle in

Offers of help trickle in

Thursday, 1 May 2014 1:13 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The local branch of St Vincent de Paul and the Parish Office at Our Lady of Fatima wants to do some baking for residents in the Flockton Basin affected by multiple bouts of flooding. Carrick Street resident and Flockton Basin organiser Jo Bryne is asking residents to nominate their neighbours for the baking, which will […]

Christchurch $400m short for roads and pipes

Christchurch $400m short for roads and pipes

Thursday, 1 May 2014 12:18 a.m. by MediaStuff

A $400 million shortfall in funding for quake-damaged roads and underground pipes in Christchurch could force authorities to abandon or re-think some projects.

Christchurch $400m short for roads and pipes

Christchurch $400m short for roads and pipes

Thursday, 1 May 2014 12:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

About $1.56 billion has already been spent on fixing Christchurch's broken roads and pipes but there is still another $1.77 billion worth of work that needs doing.

Council wont act to halt Majestic demolition

Council won't act to halt Majestic demolition

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 11:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City council has ruled out taking legal action to try and stop the demolition of the historic Majestic Theatre in Manchester St.

Shock at broken city sparks blanket drive

Shock at broken city sparks blanket drive

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 8:43 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Matamata woman's trip to earthquake-ravaged Christchurch shocked her so much she was determined to do something for the city.

CTV News   Wednesday 30 April

CTV News Wednesday 30 April

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 8:12 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 30th April 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 30th April 2014

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 7:32 p.m. by MediaCTV

OPINION: Future Christchurch needs to rethink transport

OPINION: Future Christchurch needs to rethink transport

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 6:35 p.m. by LukeChandlerNZ Popular

Christchurch needs to rethink public transport.

Metamorph gallery a beacon of hope in the new Christchurch

Metamorph gallery a beacon of hope in the new Christchurch

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 5:01 p.m. by ChChTony Featured Popular

Christchurch rental rip-off must stop

Christchurch rental rip-off must stop

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



We need leaders willing to find way out of mess

We need leaders willing to find way out of mess

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Something's wrong with this rebuild. The wheels are wobbling . . . surely it's only a matter of time before they fall off.

Insured Losses of February And March Storms $25 Million

Insured Losses of February And March Storms $25 Million

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 4:22 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

Storms and flooding that mainly hit Canterbury in February and March have led to insured losses of about $25 million, the Insurance Council of New Zealand reported today.

Flooding – roads still closed – updated 4.24pm

Flooding – roads still closed – updated 4.24pm

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 4:20 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Contractors have been out checking flooded roads and opening them where possible.  The list below has been updated with the latest information  received.

Flood-stricken residents want accommodation fund

Flood-stricken residents want accommodation fund

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 3:31 p.m. by Media3News

The sun is shining in Christchurch and flood-stricken residents have spent the day drying out again after yesterday's flood.

Flooding – roads still closed – updated 2.30pm

Flooding – roads still closed – updated 2.30pm

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 2:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

Contractors have been out checking flooded roads and opening them where possible.  The list below has been updated with the latest information  received. From the original list below there are still a few roads closed.  These are: Earnlea Tce – …

Plan review delays precinct project

Plan review delays precinct project

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 1:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

The precinct around the $53 million central city bus interchange has been delayed because developers appear unhappy with the current plans.

Flooding – roads still closed – updated 9.30am

Flooding – roads still closed – updated 9.30am

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 9:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Contractors will be out this morning checking flooded roads and opening them where possible.  The list below will be updated as the latest information is received. Roads shown below are closed unless shown otherwise. In instances of surface flooding, drivers …

Chch rental rip-off must stop

Chch rental rip-off must stop

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 4:03 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch stuck in a transport rut

Christchurch 'stuck in a transport rut'

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 12:51 a.m. by MediaThePress

How easy it is to get around a city makes a huge difference to your sense of wellbeing. More than that, it affects a city's economy.

Building consents at 6-year high

Building consents at 6-year high

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 11:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Residential building consents continued to rise in March, which was the best month for house approvals in more than six years.

Christchurch: What would you fix first?

Christchurch: What would you fix first?

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 11:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild has been plodding along for three years, but most agree it is moving slowly with no end yet in sight. And in some areas it looks as if things are getting worse, not better, for frequently tested Cantabrians.

Rebuilding Sumner Rd may start this year

Rebuilding Sumner Rd may start this year

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 9:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

Rock blasting and major earthworks will be required to reduce the risk of rock falls and land slips onto Sumner Rd before contractors can begin to rebuild the critical route.

CTV News   Tuesday 29 April

CTV News Tuesday 29 April

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 7:52 p.m. by MediaCTV

Prime Minister Christchurch Rebuild Update

Prime Minister Christchurch Rebuild Update

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 7:25 p.m. by MediaCTV

Pre & Post Earthquake Christchurch - Google Time Machine and The City Today

Pre & Post Earthquake Christchurch - Google Time Machine and The City Today

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 6:02 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Google has just released a new tool on it’s popular Streetview function within Google Maps. You can now go back in time and view previous images.

Roads closed due to flooding – updated 6pm

Roads closed due to flooding – updated 6pm

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 6:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Below is the latest information received in regard to roads which are closed due to flooding. As further information is received on the status of the roads it will be updated here. 

Judge reserves cathedral decision

Judge reserves cathedral decision

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A judge has reserved his decision in the latest legal wrangling over the Christ Church Cathedral.

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust grants announced

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust grants announced

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 4:58 p.m. by Media3News

At today's announcement 20 local community projects and organisations learned they'll share the final $8 million.

Flockton Basin residents get answers from PM

Flockton Basin residents get answers from PM

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 4:44 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Flockton Basin residents are pleading for the Government to help, and today put forward their case to the Prime Minister.

The people of Christchurch deserve answers

The people of Christchurch deserve answers

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 4:34 p.m. by RuthDyson

 

Roads closed due to flooding – updated 4.30pm

Roads closed due to flooding – updated 4.30pm

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 4:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

We have been advised the following roads are closed due to flooding. As further information is received on the status of the roads it will be updated here. In instances of surface flooding, drivers are asked to be considerate of …

Final round of Christchurch quake grants announced

Final round of Christchurch quake grants announced

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 3:05 p.m. by MediaHerald

The final round of grants from the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust, set up in the dark days following the deadly February 2011 quake, have been announced today.

Church made a mistake funding cardboard cathedral with payout

Church 'made a mistake' funding cardboard cathedral with payout

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 2:48 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Anglican Diocese has admitted it was wrong to use a multimillion-dollar insurance payout from the quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral to fund its transitional "cardboard'' cathedral. 

Chch cathedral: Campaigners demand answers

Chch cathedral: Campaigners demand answers

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 2:48 p.m. by MediaHerald

Heritage campaigners are demanding to know why the owners of quake-crippled Christ Church Cathedral want it demolished, when they have no plans and no funds to start building a new one.The ongoing legal saga surrounding the future...

Flooding

Flooding

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 2:40 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Post quake flooding in Christchurch

Post quake flooding in Christchurch

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 2:01 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

The situation in Christchurch has now become very clear. Constant flooding with the suffering of affected people. Insurance companies running for shelter by not providing insurance for flooding. 

Roads closed due to flooding – updated 1.30pm

Roads closed due to flooding – updated 1.30pm

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 1:31 p.m. by Transport4chch

We have been advised the following roads are closed due to flooding.  As further information is received on the status of the roads it will be updated here.

Lynched- Monday 28 April Peter Townsend

Lynched- Monday 28 April Peter Townsend

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 1:13 p.m. by ChrisLynch

Intensive planning used to demolish hillside properties

Intensive planning used to demolish hillside properties

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 12:55 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Efficient demolition of the most precarious hillside properties on Sumner's Clifton Hill.

Lianne Dalziel: Weekly catch up

Lianne Dalziel: Weekly catch up

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 11:17 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

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

FLOODING Road closures and updates – 11.00am

FLOODING Road closures and updates – 11.00am

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 11:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that these roads are closed due to flooding. In instances of surface flooding, drivers are asked to be considerate of properties adjacent to any surface flooding. The Council advises drivers to slow down when driving through …

John Key: Christchurch Update

John Key: Christchurch Update

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 10:41 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Prime Minister John Key talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the latest in regards to our city.

State Highway 75 Little River – Now OPEN but expect delays 9.30am

State Highway 75 Little River – Now OPEN but expect delays 9.30am

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 9:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

State Highway 75 Little River has now reopened, however, delays are expected due to the road being down to one lane in areas. Please note the Summit Road from the Sign of the Kiwi to Gebbie Pass is closed.

FLOODING Road closures and updates – 10.20am

FLOODING Road closures and updates – 10.20am

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 9:25 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users are advised that these roads are closed due to flooding over night in Christchurch.

Update: Council managing overnight rainfall 29th April 2014

Update: Council managing overnight rainfall 29th April 2014

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 9:22 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council is continuing to manage flood issues across the city and Banks Peninsula following the latest rain-storm.

Brougham Street – DELAYS 9.15am

Brougham Street – DELAYS 9.15am

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 9:16 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that due to surface flooding we are experiencing significant delays for city bound traffic with traffic backing up onto Opawa Road.

State Highway 75 to Akaroa – FLOODED Update 8.16am

State Highway 75 to Akaroa – FLOODED Update 8.16am

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 8:17 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised from Little River to Akaroa is closed at Little River and detours are in place on local roads. Please note the Summit Road from the Sign of the Kiwi to Gebbie Pass is also closed.

FLOODING Road closures and updates – 8.00am

FLOODING Road closures and updates – 8.00am

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 8:17 a.m. by Transport4chch Recommended Popular

Road users are advised that these roads are closed due to flooding over night in Christchurch. I

FLOODING Road closures and updates – 8.48am

FLOODING Road closures and updates – 8.48am

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 8:17 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that these roads are closed due to flooding over night in Christchurch. In instances of surface flooding, drivers are asked to be considerate of properties adjacent to any surface flooding. The Council advises drivers to slow …

State Highway 75 to Akaroa – FLOODED 7.45am

State Highway 75 to Akaroa – FLOODED 7.45am

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 7:45 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised from Little River to Akaroa is severley flooded, this remains opens in the meantime but we advise to essential traffic only. Please note the Summit Road from the Sign of the Kiwi to Gebbie Pass is …

Quake appeal allocates all funds raised

Quake appeal allocates all funds raised

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 6:12 a.m. by MediaStuff

Libraries, orchestras and sports groups have been among the causes to benefit from $99 million in donations to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust.

FLOODING Road closures and updates – 5.30am

FLOODING Road closures and updates – 5.30am

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 5:18 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that these roads are closed due to flooding over night in Christchurch. In instances of surface flooding, drivers are asked to be considerate of properties adjacent to any surface flooding. The Council advises drivers to slow …

Another cathedral court battle begins

Another cathedral court battle begins

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 12:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

A "formal commitment" to rebuild the Christ Church Cathedral has been been made and approval to demolish the earthquake-damaged remains should be granted, a court has heard.

EQC appoints two to replace one

EQC appoints two to replace one

Monday, 28 April 2014 11:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two high-profile Earthquake Commission (EQC) officials will fill the void left by the outgoing customer services general manager.

New signage for flood zones?

New signage for flood zones?

Monday, 28 April 2014 11:16 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

When vehicles larger than a family car travel through floodwaters in Christchurch they create waves and the water flows into houses.

Swim club holds prizegiving

Swim club holds prizegiving

Monday, 28 April 2014 10:51 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Valerie Somerville reports that the St Albans Swimming Club wound up a successful season of lessons recently with a celebratory barbecue and prizegiving at the Shirley Intermediate school. The barbecue was sponsored by the Rotary Neighbourhood Trust fund and was enjoyed by a group of approximately 100 club members. This was followed by a prizegiving […]