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Christchurchs Isaac Theatre Royal Wins Prestigious Heritage Property Award

Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royal Wins Prestigious Heritage Property Award

Saturday, 13 June 2015 6:13 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

The spectacularly rebuilt and restored Isaac Theatre Royal, has taken out two prestigious awards at the 2015 Property Council New Zealand and Rider Levett Bucknall Awards held in Auckland last night.

Mt Pleasant News June 12 2015

Mt Pleasant News June 12 2015

Saturday, 13 June 2015 5:03 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

SCIRT invites you to a “Thank You” morning tea SCIRT would like to shout morning tea on Monday morning to celebrate with you the completion of the three laning project and to inform […]

Photographs show rebuild progress in post-quake Christchurch

Photographs show rebuild progress in post-quake Christchurch

Saturday, 13 June 2015 2:24 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An ex-pat Kiwi's photographs of post-quake Christchurch have thrown the rebuild into sharp relief.

Monolithic concrete building ruins Christchurch central city living

'Monolithic' concrete building ruins Christchurch central city living

Friday, 12 June 2015 6:20 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Central city tenants Alex Nicholls and Victoria Wilby loved living in their sunny cottage.

Christchurch Town Hall: Im a convert

Christchurch Town Hall: I'm a convert

Friday, 12 June 2015 7:07 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Well there I was, feeling like a funeral gatecrasher, parked up in front of the city council's live stream, pondering what fate would befall Kilmore Street's grey and grizzled behemoth.

Customer e-newsletter #6

Customer e-newsletter #6

Friday, 12 June 2015 3:47 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Click to view our latest customer e-newsletter, released 11th June 2015.

Start-up hub opens in Chch Innovation Precinct

Start-up hub opens in Chch Innovation Precinct

Thursday, 11 June 2015 10:45 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Christchurch repairs and rebuilds progressing

Christchurch repairs and rebuilds progressing

Thursday, 11 June 2015 9:49 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Community to be included in development of QEII Park site

Community to be included in development of QEII Park site

Thursday, 11 June 2015 9:37 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is committed to engaging with residents over the development of the Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre on QEII Park, Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

Town Hall restoration to begin

Town Hall restoration to begin

Thursday, 11 June 2015 9:35 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council has today (Thursday 11 June) agreed to fully restore the Town Hall.

Christchurch homeowner to lead IAG class action

Christchurch homeowner to lead IAG class action

Thursday, 11 June 2015 9:30 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

After years of delays and heartache with her earthquake insurance claim, Christchurch homeowner Pip Coory has decided to take a stand.

Govt cash injection fails to stop Christchurch convention centre delay

Govt cash injection fails to stop Christchurch convention centre delay

Thursday, 11 June 2015 2:24 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's convention centre was delayed despite the Government releasing money to make it happen faster, official documents show.

Live stream: Christchurch City Council decide on town hall

Live stream: Christchurch City Council decide on town hall

Thursday, 11 June 2015 12:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors will be asked to confirm the August 2013 decision to spent $127.5 million on fully repairing and restoring the 1972 heritage-listed Christchurch Town Hall, which has been closed since it was damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes.

John Ombler: No black hole at Cera

John Ombler: No 'black hole' at Cera

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 9:58 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Acting chief executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority John Ombler has rejected assertions that Cera is facing because of staff departures.

Christchurch garage couple Steve and Sasha Bell get temporary respite

Christchurch garage couple Steve and Sasha Bell get temporary respite

Tuesday, 9 June 2015 11:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

After , earthquake-hit Christchurch couple Steve and Sasha Bell are getting a temporary respite.

Christchurch needs more social houses for singles, solo parents: Government

Christchurch needs more social houses for singles, solo parents: Government

Tuesday, 9 June 2015 10:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch needs social housing for singles and solo parents to address dire post-earthquake shortages, the Government says.

Christchurch needs more social houses

Christchurch needs more social houses

Tuesday, 9 June 2015 10:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch needs social housing for singles and solo parents to address dire post-earthquake shortages, the Government says.

Changes to Council organisational structure

Changes to Council organisational structure

Tuesday, 9 June 2015 3:03 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is proposing wide-ranging changes to its organisation structure to make it more accessible for the community and to reduce bureaucracy.

Public hearing on preliminary draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Public hearing on preliminary draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Tuesday, 9 June 2015 2:38 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

A public hearing about the preliminary draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan starts today.

On this day - 1886 Mt Tarawera Eruption

On this day - 1886 Mt Tarawera Eruption

Tuesday, 9 June 2015 8:43 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Council first to launch issue-reporting phone app

Council first to launch issue-reporting phone app

Monday, 8 June 2015 5:01 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Residents can now report issues such as overflowing rubbish bins and pot holes instantly to Christchurch City Council from their mobile phones. 

Critical culvert gets an upgrade

Critical culvert gets an upgrade

Monday, 8 June 2015 4:59 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

On this day - 1692 Jamaica earthquake

On this day - 1692 Jamaica earthquake

Monday, 8 June 2015 8:53 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Answers to our questions “being reconsidered by MBIE after further information from EQC” – by Change.org

Answers to our questions “being reconsidered by MBIE after further information from EQC” – by Change.org

Monday, 8 June 2015 3:33 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Answers to our questions “being reconsidered by MBIE after further information from EQC” Canterbury Claimants Christchurch, New Zealand 7 Jun 2015

Cera staff leaving in droves

Cera staff leaving in droves

Monday, 8 June 2015 1:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) is losing dozens of staff members, prompting fears of a leadership "black hole".

Cera staff leaving in droves

Cera staff leaving in droves

Monday, 8 June 2015 1:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) is losing dozens of staff members, prompting fears of a leadership "black hole".

Work could start soon on restoring the Christchurch Town Hall

Work could start soon on restoring the Christchurch Town Hall

Sunday, 7 June 2015 11:49 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Work to fully restore Christchurch's Town Hall could begin this month after an independent business case backed a $127.5 million repair.

Edgeware village master plan

Edgeware village master plan

Sunday, 7 June 2015 9:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Couch, caravan, garage - a Christchurch mums struggle

Couch, caravan, garage - a Christchurch mum's struggle

Friday, 5 June 2015 11:11 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The garage in east Christchurch is a hive of activity.

Red zone houses refurbished by offenders ready for needy families

Red zone houses refurbished by offenders ready for needy families

Friday, 5 June 2015 1:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

A further 12 red zone houses at Rolleston Prison's construction yard are heading to new Christchurch sites for families in need.

Here for the Christchurch rebuild, living in a van

Here for the Christchurch rebuild, living in a van

Thursday, 4 June 2015 11:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

While Matua Papuni methodically sweeps the Christchurch car port where he lives in his van, he mutters to himself.

Feedback released on future of Victoria Square

Feedback released on future of Victoria Square

Thursday, 4 June 2015 4:23 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Chief Executives update - 4 June  2015

Chief Executive's update - 4 June 2015

Thursday, 4 June 2015 1:19 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, John Ombler, gives a monthly update on CERA's work to lead the recovery. Read the latest edition of the Future Christchurch Update.

Gap Golf Undergoes Make-over

Gap Golf Undergoes Make-over

Thursday, 4 June 2015 1:14 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Golf Undergoes Make-over It’s not reality TV, it’s real life! Gap Golf is about to have a Make-Over bringing it up to a world-class inner city 9 hole mini-golf circuit. This weekend the kind guys and gals from Christchurch Round Table and Ladies Circle will be building a new hole The Aalt Verkerk’s No.7 […]

Gap Golf Updated With New Hole Opened

Gap Golf Updated With New Hole Opened

Thursday, 4 June 2015 1:14 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Golf’s 7th hole, The Aalt Verkerk’s, was opened on Saturday.  The Dutch themed hole is a nod to the site’s history as A. Verkerks Butcher Ltd and the family’s Dutch heritage. Putt your way down an Amsterdam canal being careful to avoid the barges; then up, over the docks through some interesting hazards and […]

What’s coming up in Gap Filler land?

What’s coming up in Gap Filler land?

Thursday, 4 June 2015 12:53 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

What’s coming up in Gap Filler land? We’ve got some exciting projects coming up this year that we want to share with you.

Future Christchurch Update - June 2015

Future Christchurch Update - June 2015

Thursday, 4 June 2015 10:48 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

I think about suicide everyday - Christchurch shed couple

'I think about suicide everyday' - Christchurch shed couple

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 11:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

In a small tin shed in Christchurch, Natasha Fa'aaliga and Gordon Smith huddle together on a thin mattress.

Construction begins on Uni-Cycle route

Construction begins on Uni-Cycle route

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 2:11 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Contractors have started work on the first significant new construction on Christchurch City Council's Major Cycle Routes.

Rebuild Christchurch for people not cars

Rebuild Christchurch for people not cars

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 11:45 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

It is Saturday afternoon and the city is packed. Throngs of people of all ages saunter through the streets. Some go shopping; some sprawl out in the sunshine around fountains or in the squares; some savour an ice cream; many relax around cafe tables to eat, drink, and chat. Both young children and older adults pack the beer gardens; nobody is drunk or quarrelsome.

Christchurch quake mums sleeping in chairs, dining rooms

Christchurch quake mums sleeping in chairs, dining rooms

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 10:52 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Sonya Tranter's "bed" is an armchair in the lounge of the two-bedroom property she rents in Christchurch.

St Albans News for June/July 2015

St Albans News for June/July 2015

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 6:50 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Things are getting busy in the city – SARA is fighting the plan for the Northern Arterial because not enough research has gone into its impact on downstream areas like St Albans (traffic, health etc). SARA has employed a part …

Help for Canterbury caravan mum Trina Nesbitt

Help for Canterbury caravan mum Trina Nesbitt

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 3:50 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A North Canterbury mum has been humbled by offers of help.

EQC support for student virtual field trips

EQC support for student virtual field trips

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 9:04 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Dunedin jolted by magnitude 4.7 quake

Dunedin jolted by magnitude 4.7 quake

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 8:46 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Ive had enough - Canterbury caravan mum

'I've had enough' - Canterbury caravan mum

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 12:31 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A tiny stray kitten hides under Trina Nesbitt's borrowed caravan.

2015 Gap Filler SPRING Internship : applications close 5 June!

2015 Gap Filler SPRING Internship : applications close 5 June!

Monday, 1 June 2015 3:34 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Adaptive Urbanism in Christchurch, New Zealand 

Christchurch Police Station Blown up by Controlled Implosion

Christchurch Police Station Blown up by Controlled Implosion

Monday, 1 June 2015 2:39 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

At 5pm on Sunday 31st May, the earthquake-damaged police station in Christchurch central was brought down by a controlled implosion.

Christchurch Gardens Their Early History

Christchurch Gardens Their Early History

Sunday, 31 May 2015 9:08 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

The Old and the New [Written for THE SUN.] Sun, Volume II, Issue 563, 29 November 1915, Page 11

Watch: Christchurchs central police station implosion

Watch: Christchurch's central police station implosion

Sunday, 31 May 2015 5:16 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

In eight seconds 2000 metres of detonating cord and 100kg of explosives have reduced the skeletal remains of Christchurch's old central police station to rubble.

Watch live: Christchurchs central police station implosion

Watch live: Christchurch's central police station implosion

Sunday, 31 May 2015 10:29 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

D-Day has finally come for Christchurch's quake-damaged central police station.

Police Station Building Implosion Live Stream

Police Station Building Implosion Live Stream

Sunday, 31 May 2015 8:46 a.m. by RebuildChristchurch Recommended Featured Popular

Implosion at 32:34

Fixing New Brighton after years of neglect

Fixing New Brighton after years of neglect

Friday, 29 May 2015 10:35 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Entire Christchurch home recycled into objects

Entire Christchurch home recycled into objects

Friday, 29 May 2015 4:47 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch barristers return to the CBD

Christchurch barristers return to the CBD

Friday, 29 May 2015 10:33 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A group of lawyers are returning to the Christchurch city centre after several years in the suburbs.