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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 […]

Urban Farm to launch composting initiative

Urban Farm to launch composting initiative

Monday, 28 April 2014 10:19 p.m. by Festa Popular

Agropolis Urban Farm is building a new initiative to divert organic waste from central city hospitality businesses and commercial offices into its compost heaps. Inner city composting workshops using innovative biological methods and traditional approaches will help launch a new grassroots initiative to transform inner city organic waste.

New Brighton is putting the power back in the hands of the people

New Brighton is putting the power back in the hands of the people

Monday, 28 April 2014 9:51 p.m. by SURFcommunity Popular

The old adage says that if you want something done properly – then do it yourself.  So that’s exactly what New Brighton is doing, they are taking the lead in the rebuild and rejuvenation of their community.  

Christchurch Failure – The Long History

Christchurch Failure – The Long History

Monday, 28 April 2014 3:55 p.m. by HughPavletich Popular

The mongrel political and commercial culture of Christchurch has erupted in to the open.

Council coordinating efforts ahead of predicted adverse weather

Council coordinating efforts ahead of predicted adverse weather

Monday, 28 April 2014 2:30 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is coordinating staff and contractors in flood-prone areas across the city ahead of the forecast wet weather.

XCHC

XCHC

Monday, 28 April 2014 2:10 p.m. by GapFiller

Need a space to work, perform or exhibit? Check out this new space for Christchurch creatives at 376 Wilsons Road, the Exchange (XCHC). It’s being driven in part by the lead designer of the Pallet Pavilion, Camia Young. Huge respect to this small team for going ahead with this vision. Contact them if you’re keen at .

Community Update 27 April 2014

Community Update 27 April 2014

Monday, 28 April 2014 12:47 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Last Day for Objections – Rates Revaluations Tomorrow is the last day you can object to your new rates revaluation. We draw to your attention to the issue that with a drop […]

Canterbury carrying out the world's first earthquake damage-resistant bridge testing

Canterbury carrying out the world's first earthquake damage-resistant bridge testing

Monday, 28 April 2014 9:52 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

University of Canterbury engineers are carrying out the world's first earthquake damage-resistant bridge testing on campus.

8am Barbadoes Street DELAYS – use Fitzgerald Ave

8am Barbadoes Street DELAYS – use Fitzgerald Ave

Monday, 28 April 2014 8:21 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that reinstating of one-lanes down Barbadoes Street this morning is resulting in significant delays. Barbadoes Street is down to one lane from Bealey Ave to Armagh Street, and then again from St Asaph  to Tuam Street …

Bus detours this week

Bus detours this week

Monday, 28 April 2014 8:08 a.m. by Transport4chch

Trams a hot issue in Council’s Draft Annual Plan

Trams a hot issue in Council’s Draft Annual Plan

Sunday, 27 April 2014 10:47 p.m. by GovtCCC

A call to extend the tramway features highly in submissions on Christchurch City Council’s Draft Annual Plan.

Dealing with traffic congestion on the Northern Motorway

Dealing with traffic congestion on the Northern Motorway

Sunday, 27 April 2014 10:39 p.m. by GovtECAN

Environment Canterbury Performance Audit and Risk Committee today recommended Commissioners approve funding for a study to investigate the feasibility of a short-term passenger rail service on the existing railway line from Rangiora to Christchurch.

Development of new Bus Interchange to be aligned with street works

Development of new Bus Interchange to be aligned with street works

Sunday, 27 April 2014 9:30 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Progress on Christchurch’s new Bus Interchange will be aligned with the infrastructure rebuild to minimise the disruption to road users and businesses.

Quakes bring security for moteliers

Quakes bring security for moteliers

Sunday, 27 April 2014 8:51 p.m. by MediaStuff



Council building to be levelled

Council building to be levelled

Sunday, 27 April 2014 2:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

The main demolition work of the former Christchurch City Council building gets under way today, to make way for a new central city bus interchange.

Student army leader hangs up his shovel

Student army leader hangs up his shovel

Sunday, 27 April 2014 2:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

After more than 1800 volunteer projects in three-and-a-half years, Jason Pemberton is looking forward to a holiday.

SARA presses community needs in annual plan submission

SARA presses community needs in annual plan submission

Friday, 25 April 2014 10:53 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Residents Association (SARA) wants the house in Caledonian Road bought by the city council in 2010 for community use to be used to house homeless community groups and makes this point in its submission to the draft CCC annual plan for 2014-2015. 

Consents still a struggle for city

Consents still a struggle for city

Friday, 25 April 2014 10:14 a.m. by MediaThePress

Overall, 69 per cent were processed within statutory time frames.

Meeting gives developers confidence

Meeting gives developers confidence

Friday, 25 April 2014 10:14 a.m. by MediaThePress

The council had not adopted Philip Carter's pre-Christmas proposal to manage the rebuild of The Crossing parking building next to his land between Colombo, Lichfield and Cashel streets. Other developers also want to build car parking space nearby.

Priority family living in tent

'Priority' family living in tent

Friday, 25 April 2014 10:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

Blankets and body heat. Huddled together in a freezing tent as rain batters their makeshift home is how one Christchurch family has spent two months trying to keep warm.

Mayor says arrangements must improve

Mayor says arrangements must improve

Friday, 25 April 2014 10:10 a.m. by MediaThePress

Brownlee said the council was not following a cost-sharing agreement with Government over its $45 million plans for performing arts facilities, but Dalziel disagreed.

Bridge of Remembrance on track to reopen

Bridge of Remembrance on track to reopen

Friday, 25 April 2014 7:27 a.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch Bridge of Remembrance is on track to reopen next year, despite controversy over its repairs.

Central City Traffic impacts – from Monday 28th April preview

Central City Traffic impacts – from Monday 28th April preview

Thursday, 24 April 2014 8:10 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that changes on the central city roads from Monday 28th April will cause delays particularly in peak times. New sites from Monday 28th April: (Weather dependent) Tuam Street - closed between Manchester and Colombo Street for six weeks …

Keeping Christchurch Moving 24th April 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 24th April 2014

Thursday, 24 April 2014 7:37 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News   Thursday 24 April

CTV News Thursday 24 April

Thursday, 24 April 2014 7:35 p.m. by MediaCTV

Steven Selwood: Christchurch rebuild struggles

Steven Selwood: Christchurch rebuild struggles

Thursday, 24 April 2014 6:44 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Rachel Smalley - standing in for Larry Williams â “Talks to Steven Selwood from the NZ Council Of Infrastructure Development, about what Christchurch could be doing better in the rebuild.

Rail investigation will go ahead in Canterbury

Rail investigation will go ahead in Canterbury

Thursday, 24 April 2014 4:00 p.m. by Media3News

Environment Canterbury has given the green light for further investigation into a short-term passenger rail service.

Made In New Zealand Shape NZ 1404 24

Made In New Zealand Shape NZ 1404 24

Thursday, 24 April 2014 3:49 p.m. by MediaCTV

Made In New Zealand Patience & Nicholson

Made In New Zealand Patience & Nicholson

Thursday, 24 April 2014 3:36 p.m. by MediaCTV

Made in New Zealand Enatel

Made in New Zealand Enatel

Thursday, 24 April 2014 3:23 p.m. by MediaCTV

Seamount Tce – Works Notice

Seamount Tce – Works Notice

Thursday, 24 April 2014 2:59 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Rebuild lacks co-ordination – report

Rebuild lacks co-ordination – report

Thursday, 24 April 2014 1:50 p.m. by Media3News

A report on the Christchurch rebuild praises the Government's commitment, but says co-ordination needs to be improved.

Council thinks big on Brougham St

Council thinks big on Brougham St

Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Brougham Village "eyesore" could be demolished to make way for a new housing development with up to 136 units.

Rebuild friction rises to surface

Rebuild friction rises to surface

Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

The research, carried out by the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development (NZCID), shows major banks, construction companies and engineering firms believe the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) and Christchurch City Council are holding back the rebuild.

Brownlee takes hard-hitting Chch rebuild report on the chin

Brownlee takes hard-hitting Chch rebuild report on the chin

Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:18 p.m. by MediaHerald

An in-depth survey of senior leaders in the Christchurch rebuild indicates growing impatience and serious weaknesses in the way major projects are being procured and managed.

Brownlee takes hard-hitting Chch rebuild report on the chin

Brownlee takes hard-hitting Chch rebuild report on the chin

Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:18 p.m. by MediaHerald

An in-depth survey of senior leaders in the Christchurch rebuild indicates growing impatience and serious weaknesses in the way major projects are being procured and managed.The minister in charge of the post-earthquakes rebuild,...

Johnny Luu: Google

Johnny Luu: Google

Thursday, 24 April 2014 11:49 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Johnny Luu, Communications and Public Affairs for Google Australia and NZ talks to newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the new Google Maps for Christchurch

The Hounds of the Baskervilles

The Hounds of the Baskervilles

Thursday, 24 April 2014 11:11 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Court Theatre actors Phillip Aldridge, Stephen Papps and Greggory Cooper talk to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about their show - The Hound of the Baskervilles

NZCID report a useful guide for recovery work

NZCID report a useful guide for recovery work

Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:14 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

NZCID report a useful guide for recovery work

NZCID report a useful guide for recovery work

Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:11 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says feedback provided to the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development (NZCID) by stakeholders in Christchurch’s rebuild will help inform the government’s ongoing work programme.

Google gives a pre-quake view of Christchurch

Google gives a pre-quake view of Christchurch

Thursday, 24 April 2014 9:07 a.m. by Media3News

Google is now allowing Kiwis to compare the old with the new through its Maps application, including pre-quake Christchurch.

ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATION CLOSURES – Friday 25th April

ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATION CLOSURES – Friday 25th April

Thursday, 24 April 2014 8:02 a.m. by Transport4chch

The following roads will be closed for Anzac Day commemorations: Christchurch Central Montreal Street – From Gloucester Street to Kilmore Street Cranmer Square – From Armagh Street to Kilmore Street Chester Street West – From Park Terrace to Cranmer Square …

Google images reveal quake impact on Chch

Google images reveal quake impact on Chch

Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

Google Maps users will now be able to turn back time to see what landmarks used to look like.

Keeping Christchurch Moving 23rd April 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 23rd April 2014

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 9:50 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News   Wednesday 23 April YouTubeSD

CTV News Wednesday 23 April YouTubeSD

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 9:31 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Wednesday 23 April

CTV News Wednesday 23 April

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 9:31 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch rebuild hampered by government

Christchurch rebuild 'hampered by government'

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 9:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's recovery is "painstakingly slow" say key rebuild firms who blame local and central government for hampering progress.

Call out to Artists for Christchurch Stands Tall a new project coming to Christchurch

Call out to Artists for Christchurch Stands Tall a new project coming to Christchurch

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 8:52 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Christchurch Stands Tall is the first Wild in Art project to be hosted by a New Zealand city.  Wild in Art specialises in mass appeal, mass participation public arts events that use fibre-glass animal sculptures as the canvas for artists’ designs. Christchurch Stands Tall aims to have 52 uniquely decorated 2.5 metre high Giraffe sculptures […]

Flockton flood damage - one month on

Flockton flood damage - one month on

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 4:52 p.m. by Media3News

The Easter weekend brought a heavy downpour, flooding houses in Flockton, Christchurch again.

THEMES: – Anxiety, the Conscious and the Sub-conscious

THEMES: – Anxiety, the Conscious and the Sub-conscious

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 4:27 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday May 21st – Speaker to be advised We are very aware of what we think but much less aware of impressions that by-pass our conscious thought processes and lodge in our sub-conscious.  Some of these impressions do ‘resurface’ to become conscious thoughts but much of what we experience remains unprocessed. Our sub-conscious is however...

Could rail solve Canterburys traffic woes?

Could rail solve Canterbury's traffic woes?

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 4:26 p.m. by Media3News

Environment Canterbury will vote today on whether to fund an investigation the feasibility of a passenger rail service.

THEMES: – The Physical Experience of Anxiety

THEMES: – The Physical Experience of Anxiety

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 4:20 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday May 7th: – With a clinician from the Anxiety Disorders Service, CDHB Anxiety is more than just a feeling or emotion so whilst it is useful to understand the emotional impacts of anxiety it is important to also understand how these can develop into a physical experience.  As a product of the body’s fight-or-flight...

Bealey Avenue lane reduction – now on Saturday 26 April

Bealey Avenue lane reduction – now on Saturday 26 April

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 1:10 p.m. by Transport4chch

Work on Bealey Avenue between Sherborne and Madras Street has been delayed from Thursday 24th April due to weather conditions and will now go ahead on Saturday 24 April 2014 from 7.30am. Bealey Avenue between Sherborne and Madras Streets will …

Rosie Belton: Wild Blackberries

Rosie Belton: Wild Blackberries

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:08 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Author and Cook Rosie Belton talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about her new book Wild Blackberries..

Devil in detail for arts precinct

Devil in detail for arts precinct

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 10:51 a.m. by MediaThePress

The council's commitment to spend $127.5 million restoring the Town Hall leaves just $30.5m to build a 300-seat concert hall for the Music Centre of Christchurch, a new Court Theatre and an administration, rehearsal and storage facility for the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (CSO).

Call for warning stickers on buildings

Call for warning stickers on buildings

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 10:47 a.m. by MediaStuff

The bill, which has passed its first reading, amends the 2004 Building Act and incorporates some of the recommendations of the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission.

Warning stickers for quake-prone buildings

Warning stickers for quake-prone buildings

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 10:47 a.m. by MediaStuff

Visible warning stickers should be placed on all earthquake-prone buildings, the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) says.