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Preview – Central City traffic impacts starting this week – allow extra time

Preview – Central City traffic impacts starting this week – allow extra time

Monday, 10 March 2014 6:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users can expect delays as works on major routes into the city occur.

Science Alive! moving into central city

Science Alive! moving into central city

Monday, 10 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Science Alive! will move to the inner city with the aim of becoming an "innovative tourism attraction".

Plea to use CBD buildings

Plea to use CBD buildings

Monday, 10 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Demolishing accommodation buildings in the East Frame only to replace them with new apartment buildings is madness, a Christchurch activist says.

Dealing with natural hazards

Dealing with natural hazards

Sunday, 9 March 2014 10:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Labour chooses candidate for city seat

Labour chooses candidate for city seat

Sunday, 9 March 2014 2:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Labour Party has chosen Tony Milne, a former electorate worker for former MP Tim Barnett, to contest the Christchurch Central seat later this year. Tony, who is in his early 30s, currently works for the Problem Gambling Foundation.

Class action suit against Govt insurer

Class action suit against Govt insurer

Sunday, 9 March 2014 7:37 a.m. by Media3News

 

The First Car Comes to Christchurch

The First Car Comes to Christchurch

Saturday, 8 March 2014 8:31 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

4000 claims after Januarys 6.2 quake

4000 claims after January's 6.2 quake

Saturday, 8 March 2014 1:22 p.m. by Media3News

More than 4000 claims have been lodged relating to the 6.2 earthquake which struck in the lower North Island in January.

Council and IAG providing skips to flood-hit areas

Council and IAG providing skips to flood-hit areas

Saturday, 8 March 2014 8:21 a.m. by IAGinsurance Recommended Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council and IAG Insurance are providing skips for resident use throughout the most affected areas of the city, following this week’s flood event.

Legal challenge to be mounted against Southern Response

Legal challenge to be mounted against Southern Response

Saturday, 8 March 2014 8:08 a.m. by Media3News

A Christchurch lawyer has confirmed he expects to file legal action against Southern Response, the insurer tasked with taking over quake claims following the near collapse of AMI Insurance.

Grant Cameron from GCA Lawyers says the company has been approached by key parties who feel the time has come for definitive action.

He says the primary issue is the lengthy delay.

"Everybody's ...

Christchurch rebuild: A city stalled

Christchurch rebuild: A city stalled

Saturday, 8 March 2014 7:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government's Blueprint plan to rebuild central Christchurch looks to be stalling. So how did we get to where we are and what might have been the critical mistakes? JOHN McCRONE investigates.

Is the sun setting on the rebuild?

Is the sun setting on the rebuild?

Friday, 7 March 2014 11:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

For many, the rebuild of Christchurch is progressing at a painfully slow rate. So what is holding things up? 

CTV News   Friday 07 March

CTV News Friday 07 March

Friday, 7 March 2014 8:19 p.m. by MediaCTV

People of Chch vs Southern Response

People of Chch vs Southern Response

Friday, 7 March 2014 5:52 p.m. by Media3News

Policy holders are combining forces to take group action against their insurer, Southern Response.

Preview – Central City traffic impacts starting next week – allow extra time

Preview – Central City traffic impacts starting next week – allow extra time

Friday, 7 March 2014 4:39 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users can expect delays as works on major routes into the city occur.

A famous Irish bar reopening and win some art!

A famous Irish bar reopening and win some art!

Friday, 7 March 2014 4:34 p.m. by TourismChCh Popular

 

Chief Executives update - 7 March 2014

Chief Executive's update - 7 March 2014

Friday, 7 March 2014 4:12 p.m. by GovtCera

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 30 (March 2014)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 30 (March 2014)

Friday, 7 March 2014 3:55 p.m. by GovtCera

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Brittan Terrace, Lyttelton now OPEN

Brittan Terrace, Lyttelton now OPEN

Friday, 7 March 2014 3:48 p.m. by Transport4chch

Brittan Terrace has now been reopened.  

Journey – A new work by Sayraphim Lothian with support from Gap Filler

Journey – A new work by Sayraphim Lothian with support from Gap Filler

Friday, 7 March 2014 1:57 p.m. by GapFiller

Recovery is a journey we go on together. 

Mar 14-23, 2014: Journey – A new work by Sayraphim Lothian.

Mar 14-23, 2014: Journey – A new work by Sayraphim Lothian.

Friday, 7 March 2014 1:57 p.m. by GapFiller

Journey was an art work which drew parallels between Christchurch’s recovery and Kakapo conservation. It suggested that ”Recovery is a journey we go on together.” Sayraphim Lothian is an Australian public artist and one of the world leaders in the emerging field of Craftivism.  Her work has graced the streets of Melbourne, Sydney, London, Bristol, New […]

In The Know initiative keeping the community informed

In The Know initiative keeping the community informed

Friday, 7 March 2014 1:48 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The launch of a new community-driven assistance website has been applauded by Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority chief executive Roger Sutton.

Homeowners to take EQC to court

Homeowners to take EQC to court

Friday, 7 March 2014 1:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

More than 120 fed-up homeowners will take the Earthquake Commission to court over its handling of Canterbury's rebuild.

Roads that remain CLOSED from flooding- Updated 1pm 7 March

Roads that remain CLOSED from flooding- Updated 1pm 7 March

Friday, 7 March 2014 1:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Roads that are still closed as a result of flooding this week: 

David Cunliffe: Flooding Assessment

David Cunliffe: Flooding Assessment

Friday, 7 March 2014 12:45 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Labour Leader David Cunliffe talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the assessment he is seeing of the damage caused by the floods.

Petition to assess risks NZ-wide

Petition to assess risks NZ-wide

Friday, 7 March 2014 12:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A group of New Zealanders concerned about New Zealand’s future and its ability to cope with risks is organising a petition to ask the Government to undertake a risk assessment for the whole country covering economic / financial security, energy and climate security, business continuity, ecological / environmental security, and genuine well-being. 

Quake impacts heavy for kids from low-income families

Quake impacts heavy for kids from low-income families

Friday, 7 March 2014 12:03 p.m. by MediaHerald

The ongoing impacts of the Canterbury earthquakes are disproportionately impacting children from low-income families, with health problems and family violence on the rise, a new report says.The paper released today by Child Poverty...

Brownlee summons EQC chief

Brownlee summons EQC chief

Friday, 7 March 2014 11:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Commission (EQC) bosses have arrived at Parliament this morning after a "please explain" over the fate of vulnerable elderly people still waiting for repairs on their earthquake-damaged homes.

Shocked city still so battered and broken

Shocked city still so battered and broken

Friday, 7 March 2014 10:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

 I was staying in the Christchurch CBD, visiting from Dunedin, the weekend before the February 2011 earthquake. I had been there off and on following September 2010 and had the experience of a few high-level shakes, including one towards the top of the Grand Chancellor.

Brownlee taken to task

Brownlee taken to task

Friday, 7 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Labour MPs are outraged that the Earthquake Commission accessed emails they sent on behalf of constituents so its minister could use the information to take political potshots.

Factory-built homes on way

Factory-built homes on way

Friday, 7 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two of Christchurch's large building companies have joined forces to produce factory-built homes in big numbers, branding it "a game changer for New Zealand housing market".

$53m anchor project on its way

$53m anchor project on its way

Friday, 7 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's $53 million state of the art Bus Interchange is only a year away.

Press Release – A letter from Her Majesty the Queen

Press Release – A letter from Her Majesty the Queen

Thursday, 6 March 2014 11:07 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Featured

Her Majesty The Queen forwards a plea for help from the residents of Christchurch to the Governor General in New Zealand.

Christchurch cleans up after latest natural disaster

Christchurch cleans up after latest natural disaster

Thursday, 6 March 2014 8:14 p.m. by MediaHerald

It could still take two years to fully implement a flood mitigation plan for Christchurch's flood-prone areas following more damage from this week's major storm that crashed into Canterbury, the Government and the local council say.

CTV News   Thursday 06 March

CTV News Thursday 06 March

Thursday, 6 March 2014 7:33 p.m. by MediaCTV

Desperate tales from Lyttleton

Desperate tales from Lyttleton

Thursday, 6 March 2014 5:47 p.m. by Media3News

The stories of two Lyttleton women and their desperate sense of frustration.

Retail update and Bus Interchange concept design release

Retail update and Bus Interchange concept design release

Thursday, 6 March 2014 5:11 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

New plans revealed for Anchor Project and funding announced for Re:Start.

SCIRT work before, during and after the Christchurch floods

SCIRT work before, during and after the Christchurch floods

Thursday, 6 March 2014 5:02 p.m. by SCIRT

Press Release: Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team

Council to fast-track flood mitigation options

Council to fast-track flood mitigation options

Thursday, 6 March 2014 4:24 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

 

Council managing flood cleanup

Council managing flood cleanup

Thursday, 6 March 2014 4:23 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended

 

Roads that remain CLOSED – Updated 4pm

Roads that remain CLOSED – Updated 4pm

Thursday, 6 March 2014 4:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

A number of roads that were closed due to flooding have been reopened overnight and this morning, however, there is still surface flooding in some areas and extra care is required. This list will be updated as more comes to …

Popular Container Mall on the move

Popular Container Mall on the move

Thursday, 6 March 2014 3:21 p.m. by GovtCera

A partnership between the Crown and the private sector will ensure Christchurch's iconic Re:START Mall continues operating with the use of another central city location, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

Preliminary design for new Bus Interchange

Preliminary design for new Bus Interchange

Thursday, 6 March 2014 3:05 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Popular Container Mall on the move

Popular Container Mall on the move

Thursday, 6 March 2014 2:48 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

A quick look at the Canterbury Quakes exhibition

A quick look at the Canterbury Quakes exhibition

Thursday, 6 March 2014 2:22 p.m. by GovtEQC

Lianne Dalziel: Flooding Update

Lianne Dalziel: Flooding Update

Thursday, 6 March 2014 1:21 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Christchurch City Mayor Lianne Dalziel talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch with a flood update

PM tours flood-hit Christchurch businesses

PM tours flood-hit Christchurch businesses

Thursday, 6 March 2014 12:46 p.m. by MediaHerald

Prime Minister John Key has today seen firsthand the damage wrought by the bad weather that has hammered Christchurch, telling flooded business owners to "hang in there".

Geoffrey Rathbun: Save Cathedral

Geoffrey Rathbun: Save Cathedral

Thursday, 6 March 2014 12:35 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Keep the Cathedral advocate Geoffrey Rathbun talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about why he wants it saved.

Green rebuild would lessen Christchurch flood risk

Green rebuild would lessen Christchurch flood risk

Thursday, 6 March 2014 12:10 p.m. by PRNews

Press Release: Green Party

Chris Hutching: Flooding in Christchurch

Chris Hutching: Flooding in Christchurch

Thursday, 6 March 2014 11:59 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

NBR Christchurch Property Journalist Chris Hutching talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the flooding issues faced for properties in the city.

Faster ways found to build cheap homes

Faster ways found to build cheap homes

Thursday, 6 March 2014 11:52 a.m. by Media3News

New and easier ways to build homes could have a big impact on meeting the housing shortage nationwide.

New venture a big boost for future construction

New venture a big boost for future construction

Thursday, 6 March 2014 11:02 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

BNZ gives popular Canterbury Future Hub a physical presence

BNZ gives popular Canterbury Future Hub a physical presence

Thursday, 6 March 2014 10:20 a.m. by BNZbank

From today Cantabrians will have a full onsite specialist team assisting them through each facet of the earthquake recovery process. The BNZ Future Hub, on the corner of Cashel Street and Fitzgerald Avenue, brings together BNZ residential banking specialists, CERA’s Residential Advisory Service, insurance experts from IAG, Aon and the EQC, independent legal professionals, chartered accountants and a property firm.

Access to our network proving difficult

Access to our network proving difficult

Thursday, 6 March 2014 10:17 a.m. by OrionNZ

Insurance Advisory for Flooding

Insurance Advisory for Flooding

Thursday, 6 March 2014 10:16 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Featured Popular

Below are a couple of releases regarding insurance and the floods. 

Museum suffers water damage

Museum suffers water damage

Thursday, 6 March 2014 10:00 a.m. by CantyMuseum

Traffic Signals affected by weather – UPDATED 9.45am

Traffic Signals affected by weather – UPDATED 9.45am

Thursday, 6 March 2014 9:40 a.m. by Transport4chch

These signals are currently affected: Durham St/Tuam St intersection