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How not to Repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch Central City. part 142….

How not to Repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch Central City. part 142….

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 9:40 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1157 days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    Now 630 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – only 1197 days to go before we get told if we are …

Anzac week- road works

Anzac week- road works

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 9:02 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that most SCIRT work sites will close over the Easter weekend, but traffic management will remain in place around sites and equipment. New work sites in the central city that will start this week are listed …

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Night Works – Wed 23rd April

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Night Works – Wed 23rd April

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

The New Zealand Transport Agency will be undertaking essential maintenance works this week in the Lyttelton Tunnel between the hours of 8pm and 6am for one day on: 23rd April The night-time works will place restrictions on traffic flows through …

CBD – Available Routes Map 23rd April – 30th April

CBD – Available Routes Map 23rd April – 30th April

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 8:51 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Please click here to download the network map – Available Routes Map    

Crown to no longer buy arts precinct land

Crown to no longer buy arts precinct land

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 12:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Land originally earmarked for the performing arts precinct in Christchurch city centre will no longer be purchased by the Government, says Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.

Blueprint options reviewed

Blueprint options 'reviewed'

Monday, 21 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch Central Development Unit appears to be reviewing its strict approach to the recovery blueprint as it realises more flexibility is needed to rebuild the central city, a local developer says. 

Editorial: Roadblocks to city rebuild must be cleared

Editorial: Roadblocks to city rebuild must be cleared

Monday, 21 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The news that more flexibility is creeping into relations between the Christchurch Central Development Unit and property owners over plans for some important features of the central city is a heartening development.

Greens call for blue zone

Greens call for blue zone

Monday, 21 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee dismissed a push for the Crown to buy flood-prone Christchurch houses without any official advice, a Green MP says.

Housing deal to boost city revenue

Housing deal to boost city revenue

Monday, 21 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new entity driving the provision of affordable housing in Christchurch could lead to a financial boon for the city council and cheaper rent for social housing tenants.

Plans put arts precinct in doubt

Plans put arts precinct in doubt

Monday, 21 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra has developed plans for a suburban concert hall, in a move that could cast doubt on the central city performing arts precinct.

WEA Term 2 classes begin in early May

WEA Term 2 classes begin in early May

Sunday, 20 April 2014 6:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The WEA programme for term 2 is now available. The WEA, or Workers Educational Association, runs affordable and informal classes and talks for adults mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends from their premises in Gloucester St. Notable activities this term include: Innovation in the Christchurch Rebuild, from 1.20-2.30pm on Wednesdays The Ukraine and Russia, very topical […]

Long wait for glass as demand grows

Long wait for glass as demand grows

Sunday, 20 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Glass facades have become a $100 million-a-year industry in the Christchurch rebuild, but most of those dollars are now going offshore.

Churches fate still bound by red tape

Churches' fate still bound by red tape

Sunday, 20 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch and century-old stone churches were once synonymous.

CERA to consult over red zone uses

CERA to consult over red zone uses

Sunday, 20 April 2014 3:54 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

CERA is about to consult the community over future uses of residential red zones in Christchurch. They are keen to hear from residents still living in the red zones and sent out a sensitive letter signed by CERA head Roger Sutton saying so.

Good response to Find and Fix

Good response to Find and Fix

Sunday, 20 April 2014 3:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

CanCERN, which is the organisation behind the Find and Fix campaign, reports in its latest newsletter that 600 households have responded. This follows door knocking by Red Cross volunteers on 5000 doors and the availability of an 0800 number. There are strict criteria for the project and not all responders will be handled by Find […]

State Highway 75 Akaroa – Road update 1.30pm

State Highway 75 Akaroa – Road update 1.30pm

Sunday, 20 April 2014 1:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

  Road users are advised that State Highway 75 is now open to Akaroa. Delays of up to an hour can be expected due to many parts of the road being down to one lane.    

State Highway 75 Akaroa – Road update

State Highway 75 Akaroa – Road update

Sunday, 20 April 2014 1:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

  Road users are advised that State Highway 75 is now open to Akaroa. Delays of up to an hour can be expected due to many parts of the road being down to one lane.    

James Dann: Backstage of rock star economy

James Dann: Backstage of rock star economy

Sunday, 20 April 2014 4:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

You've all read the stories: the New Zealand economy is predicted to be a "rock star" this year, largely on the back of the Canterbury rebuild.Numbers that one can't really fathom - or verify - like $40 billion are thrown about...

Government under pressure to red-zone land

Government under pressure to red-zone land

Saturday, 19 April 2014 3:17 p.m. by Media3News

The Government is under increasing pressure to declare an area of Christchurch a red zone because it floods frequently.

FLOODING – Road Closures 0950am

FLOODING – Road Closures 0950am

Saturday, 19 April 2014 9:50 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Update 0950am - Flood waters have receded in most areas and roads are being reopened. Road closures are still in place in some areas, where trees have fallen and flooding is slowly subsiding, particularly around local river side roads. Slips and …

FLOODING – Road update 0950am

FLOODING – Road update 0950am

Saturday, 19 April 2014 9:50 a.m. by Transport4chch

Update 0950am - Flood waters have receded in most areas and roads are being reopened. Road closures are still in place in some areas, where trees have fallen and flooding is slowly subsiding, particularly around local river side roads. Slips and …

Chch no boom town for workers

Chch 'no boom town' for workers

Saturday, 19 April 2014 2:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Marta Steeman asks how high demand for rebuild workers really is?

Slow rebuild impacts SI growth

Slow rebuild impacts SI growth

Friday, 18 April 2014 10:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

South Island growth may not soar quite as high in the future, because of a slower than expected Canterbury rebuild.

Are assessors scratching the surface?

Are assessors scratching the surface?

Friday, 18 April 2014 10:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

It is the question many are asking: whether EQC is living up to its responsibilities with its Canterbury home repairs programme? Those with foundation damage are not so sure, as JOHN McCRONE reports.

FLOODING – Road Closures 1936pm

FLOODING – Road Closures 1936pm

Friday, 18 April 2014 7:36 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Flood waters are receding in areas and roads are being reopened. Road closures will be in place overnight in some areas, particularly low lying riverside areas.

FLOODING – Road Closures 1630pm

FLOODING – Road Closures 1630pm

Friday, 18 April 2014 4:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

Due to flooding these roads have been closed in Christchurch. Archer Street (Flockton Street to Aylesford Street) Aylesford – NOW OPEN Bridle Path Road Canterbury Street Carrick Street (Flockton Street to Aylesford Street) Clarendon Tce (Opawa Road to Marshall Road.) …

FLOODING – Road Closures 1702pm

FLOODING – Road Closures 1702pm

Friday, 18 April 2014 4:30 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Archer Street (Flockton Street to Aylesford Street)

FLOODING – Road Closures 1736pm

FLOODING – Road Closures 1736pm

Friday, 18 April 2014 4:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

Due to flooding these roads have been closed in Christchurch. Archer Street (Flockton Street to Aylesford Street) Aylesford – NOW OPEN Bridle Path Road Canterbury Street Carrick Street (Flockton Street to Aylesford Street) Clarendon Tce (Opawa Road to Marshall Road.) …

FLOODING – Road Closures 15.17pm

FLOODING – Road Closures 15.17pm

Friday, 18 April 2014 3:18 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Archer Street (Flockton Street to Aylesford Street)

Big project on pause

Big project on 'pause'

Friday, 18 April 2014 1:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

The stalling of the multi-million dollar Terrace project reflects the reality of creating commercial developments in post-earthquake Christchurch, developers say.

Public to have a say on red zones future

Public to have a say on red zones' future

Friday, 18 April 2014 1:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

The public will play a part in deciding what the residential red zones will look like in the future, Prime Minister John Key says.

Public to have a say on red zones future

Public to have a say on red zones' future

Friday, 18 April 2014 1:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

The public will play a part in deciding what the residential red zones will look like in the future, Prime Minister John Key says.

FLOODING – Signals out 11.27am

FLOODING – Signals out 11.27am

Friday, 18 April 2014 11:27 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users are advised due to the weather that the traffic lights at these intersections are flashing yellow due to the weather.

FLOODING – Road Closures 10.31am

FLOODING – Road Closures 10.31am

Friday, 18 April 2014 10:35 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Due to flooding these roads have been closed in Christchurch. Flockton Street (Warrington Street to Archer Street) Aylesford Street (Westminister St to Hills Rd) Carrick Street (Flockton Street to Aylesford Street) Thornton Streeet (Flockton Street to Aylesford Street) Harrison Street …

FLOODING – Road Closures 11.04am

FLOODING – Road Closures 11.04am

Friday, 18 April 2014 10:35 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Update: Council working across the city following overnight wet weather

Update: Council working across the city following overnight wet weather

Friday, 18 April 2014 8:40 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Christchurch City Council and associated agencies are responding to the adverse weather overnight.

The Terrace development had paused before

The Terrace development had 'paused' before

Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

The multi-million dollar Terrace project has been ''paused'' several times during its development and the latest is no different, says its backer Antony Gough.

FLOODING – Road Closures 10.15pm

FLOODING – Road Closures 10.15pm

Thursday, 17 April 2014 8:43 p.m. by Transport4chch Featured Popular

Due to flooding these roads have been closed in Christchurch.

FLOODING – Road Closures 8.11am

FLOODING – Road Closures 8.11am

Thursday, 17 April 2014 8:43 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

FLOODING – Road Closures 8.39pm

FLOODING – Road Closures 8.39pm

Thursday, 17 April 2014 8:43 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Due to  flooding these roads have been closed in Christchurch. Aylesford Street Carrick Street Flockton Street Harrison Street Thornton Street

Governers Bay/Lyttleton Advisory – 7.30pm

Governers Bay/Lyttleton Advisory – 7.30pm

Thursday, 17 April 2014 7:31 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users are advised that roads in the Governors Bay and Lyttleton area have been affected by the heavy rain this evening. 

Keeping Christchurch Moving 17th April 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 17th April 2014

Thursday, 17 April 2014 6:54 p.m. by MediaCTV

Council coordinating staff and contractors ahead of forecast wet weather

Council coordinating staff and contractors ahead of forecast wet weather

Thursday, 17 April 2014 6:42 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

The Christchurch City Council is preparing to respond to a weather forecast that shows a period of extended rainfall throughout Christchurch and Banks Peninsula, from 2pm this afternoon through to 8am tomorrow morning, when it is expected to ease.

Ita causes rain warning

Ita causes rain warning

Thursday, 17 April 2014 4:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Christchurch City Council has issued a warning that rain, which started falling on Thursday afternoon, could cause some flooding around the city, in particular low lying areas like the Flockton Basin. Around 70mm is expected in the city overnight, but this is half of what will fall on the foothills. The rain is the […]

Weather ahead – what you need to know

Weather ahead – what you need to know

Thursday, 17 April 2014 1:53 p.m. by Transport4chch

The Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) advises that the weather forecast shows a period of extended rainfall throughout Christchurch and Banks Peninsula, from 2pm this afternoon through to 8am tomorrow morning, when it is expected to ease.

Easter and road works – what you need to know

Easter and road works – what you need to know

Thursday, 17 April 2014 1:28 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that most SCIRT work sites will close over the Easter weekend, but traffic management will remain in place around sites and equipment. 

“Fix. Fasten. Don’t Forget” back in cinemas

“Fix. Fasten. Don’t Forget” back in cinemas

Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:52 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Council’s plan for the provision of swimming pools

Council’s plan for the provision of swimming pools

Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:31 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council’s Community Committee yesterday, Tuesday 15 April 2014, received a draft review of the Aquatic Facilities Plan.

Community Committee supports a co-ordinated approach to High Street

Community Committee supports a co-ordinated approach to High Street

Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:30 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council’s Community Committee met yesterday Tuesday 15 April 2014.

Avon-Otakaro Network welcomes Government announcement on residential red zone lands

Avon-Otakaro Network welcomes Government announcement on residential red zone lands

Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:10 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

“It is great that at last there is some forward traction on future use of the Avon River residential red zone lands, it is time we started to heal the wound that runs right through the east,” says Evan Smith Co-Chair of Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON).

Community to have say on red zone’s future

Community to have say on red zone’s future

Thursday, 17 April 2014 9:23 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Chch communities get say on red zone development

Chch communities get say on red zone development

Thursday, 17 April 2014 8:53 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch and Kaiapoi residents will get to have a say about the future use of red zoned land.

New plans for Hotel Grand Chancellor site

New plans for Hotel Grand Chancellor site

Thursday, 17 April 2014 8:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

Hotel Grand Chancellor will not be rebuilt in its old spot.

Colombo Street Bridge reopened – SCIRT

Colombo Street Bridge reopened – SCIRT

Thursday, 17 April 2014 8:06 a.m. by Transport4chch

People exploring the central city over Easter have a new area to wander over soon to be free of safety fencing. The Colombo St bridge, near the Christchurch Town Hall, reopens to traffic on Thursday, 17 April. The bridge has been fully repaired …

Colombo Street Bridge to reopen today – SCIRT

Colombo Street Bridge to reopen today – SCIRT

Thursday, 17 April 2014 8:06 a.m. by Transport4chch

People exploring the central city over Easter have a new area to wander over soon to be free of safety fencing. The Colombo St bridge, near the Christchurch Town Hall, reopens to traffic on Thursday, 17 April. The bridge has been fully repaired …

The Terrace city development stalls

The Terrace city development stalls

Thursday, 17 April 2014 2:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

The celebrated $150 million Terrace project in the central city has stalled.

Council tags $50m to stimulate housing

Council tags $50m to stimulate housing

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 10:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

The $50 million the city council has tagged for tackling Christchurch's housing problems could be the catalyst for thousands of affordable new homes, says deputy mayor Vicki Buck.

CTV News   Wednesday 16 April

CTV News Wednesday 16 April

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 7:08 p.m. by MediaCTV

The Other Side To The Recovery

The Other Side To The Recovery

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 6:09 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Recently I have been writing here, weekly, about current events and activities, such as new buildings, where insurers and authorities are at and the progress being made. At times this has been criticized for not discussing the issues people are facing, such as the housing shortage, insurance etc. Whilst these issues are of grave concern, there is also an appropriate time and place for discussions on these and to focus on solutions and outcomes.