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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  

Roads that remain CLOSED this morning 6 Mar

Roads that remain CLOSED this morning 6 Mar

Thursday, 6 March 2014 7:36 a.m. by Transport4chch

A number of roads have been reopened overnight and this morning, however, there is still surface flooding in some areas and extra care is required. 

Brittan Terrace, Lyttelton Closed

Brittan Terrace, Lyttelton Closed

Thursday, 6 March 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Brittan Terrace and Park Terrace, Lyttelton are closed. 

Christchurch mayor predicts disaster fatigue

Christchurch mayor predicts disaster fatigue

Thursday, 6 March 2014 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Hundreds of Cantabrians remain without power this morning as the Christchurch mayor defends the council's response to widespread flooding.

Christchurch residents criticise council storm response

Christchurch residents criticise council storm response

Thursday, 6 March 2014 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Hundreds of Cantabrians remain without power this morning as the Christchurch mayor defends the council's response to widespread flooding.Metre-high floods cut off some homes and forced the evacuation of others in what the council...

Christchurch residents criticise councils storm response

Christchurch residents criticise council's storm response

Thursday, 6 March 2014 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Hundreds of Cantabrians remain without power this morning as the Christchurch mayor defends the council's response to widespread flooding.Metre-high floods cut off some homes and forced the evacuation of others in what the council...

Christchurch clean-up begins

Christchurch clean-up begins

Thursday, 6 March 2014 5:38 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch will today be in clean-up mode after floods turned roads into rivers and deluged homes.

Brownlee apologises to Labour MPs

Brownlee apologises to Labour MPs

Thursday, 6 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A humiliated Gerry Brownlee has apologised to Labour MPs he sledged over their workrate on behalf of earthquake victims and says he feels let down by EQC.

Brownlee let down by EQC

Brownlee 'let down' by EQC

Thursday, 6 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A humiliated Gerry Brownlee has apologised to Labour MPs he sledged over their workrate on behalf of earthquake victims and says he feels let down by EQC.

Health risk warning for once-in-a-century storm

Health risk warning for 'once-in-a-century' storm

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 10:18 p.m. by Media3News

Residents are being warned of health risks from contaminated floodwaters.

Dyers Pass expected to reopen 10am Thursday 6th

Dyers Pass expected to reopen 10am Thursday 6th

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 9:16 p.m. by Transport4chch

Contractors are still working to clear debris from Dyers Pass Road, however, it is expected that the road will be open from 10am Thursday 6 March. Should this change, updates will be provided here.

Lianne Dalziel: Christchurch floods

Lianne Dalziel: Christchurch floods

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 8:09 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel talks to Larry Williams about the Christchurch floods.

Quake buildings bill passes first reading

Quake buildings bill passes first reading

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 7:43 p.m. by Media3News

A bill that sets out the rules around earthquake-prone buildings has passed its first reading in Parliament.

EQC faces potential budget blowout

EQC faces potential budget blowout

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 7:25 p.m. by Media3News

Inflationary pressures in the construction industry will accelerate as the Christchurch rebuild ramps up, making it harder for EQC to control costs.

CTV News   Wednesday 05 March

CTV News Wednesday 05 March

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 7:04 p.m. by MediaCTV

Canterbury Street Main Topic for Earth Structures Conference

Canterbury Street Main Topic for Earth Structures Conference

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 6:37 p.m. by Lawrie

Christchurch will be the principal topic of conversation at the 2014 which will be held at Australian Technology Park in Sydney on 27 – 28 May.

Double disaster for quake stricken Heathcoate

Double disaster for quake stricken Heathcoate

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 5:37 p.m. by Media3News

Homes damaged in the earthquakes from below are now ravaged by rain from above.

Double disaster for quake stricken Heathcote

Double disaster for quake stricken Heathcote

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 5:37 p.m. by Media3News

Homes damaged in the earthquakes from below are now ravaged by rain from above.

Council weather update: 5 March 2014 - 5.30pm

Council weather update: 5 March 2014 - 5.30pm

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 5:35 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

Lyttelton Basin residents – alternative route home required for some – Updated 5.20pm

Lyttelton Basin residents – alternative route home required for some – Updated 5.20pm

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 5:15 p.m. by Transport4chch

Brittan Terrace and Park Terrace, Lyttelton are closed.

EQC asks for understanding

EQC asks for understanding

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 4:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission has promised better services, but has asked for understanding, saying the Christchurch earthquakes were a disaster far in excess of conceivable magnitude.

Road closures/surface flooding – updated 3.30pm

Road closures/surface flooding – updated 3.30pm

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 3:20 p.m. by Transport4chch

Due to flooding a number of roads have been closed or are affected by surface flooding.

Parts of St Albans flooded

Parts of St Albans flooded

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 3:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Francis Street, Warrington St and the Flockton Street area were among those worst hit in the ’100 year storm’ that hit Christchurch and Canterbury on March 4 and 5. 

Major Council weather update: 3pm

Major Council weather update: 3pm

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 3:10 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

 

Aurecon Modelling Video Bus Interchange

Aurecon Modelling Video Bus Interchange

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 2:47 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Video by Aurecon showing how the new Bus Interchange parking system would operate and the design being tested with real buses.

Avonside at Fitzgerald CLOSED

Avonside at Fitzgerald CLOSED

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 2:36 p.m. by Transport4chch

Avonside Drive at Fitzgerald Avenue is closed until further notice due to severe flooding.

Durham Street between Gloucester & Cashel – now OPEN

Durham Street between Gloucester & Cashel – now OPEN

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 2:20 p.m. by Transport4chch

Durham Street between Gloucester and Cashel Street has now reopened following the closure due to flooding.  

Service to assist residents affected by flooding

Service to assist residents affected by flooding

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 2:02 p.m. by GovtCera

A programme that has assisted vulnerable households with emergency repairs for earthquake damage will be used to assist those affected by the flooding currently impacting on Greater Christchurch, says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.

Road closures/surface flooding – updated 1.30pm

Road closures/surface flooding – updated 1.30pm

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 1:38 p.m. by Transport4chch

Due to flooding a number of roads have been closed or are affected by surface flooding.

EQC confident of meeting OIA deadline

EQC confident of meeting OIA deadline

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 1:23 p.m. by Media3News

The Earthquake Commission is confident it's on track to respond to more than 600 overdue official information requests by its May 1 deadline.

Road closures/flooding due to weather conditions – UPDATE 1.15pm

Road closures/flooding due to weather conditions – UPDATE 1.15pm

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 12:15 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Due to flooding a number of roads have been closed or are affected by surface flooding.

District Plan Review meetings

District Plan Review meetings

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 11:24 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

A very dry but necessary Council plan to know about if you care about the shape of our city. Notice of meetings here DPR FINAL pre-notification public meetings Feb-Mar 2014 (3)

Road closures/flooding due to weather conditions – UPDATE 10.45am

Road closures/flooding due to weather conditions – UPDATE 10.45am

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 11:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

A number of communities are isolated, including Sumner and parts of Banks Peninsula. Teams are in the area assessing the situation and will keep residents informed. A full list of road closures is included below. The Council is urging drivers …

Traffic Signals affected by weather

Traffic Signals affected by weather

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 9:10 a.m. by Transport4chch

  Halwsell Junction/Main Sth Road intersection signals are not working. These signals are currently affected by the weather: -Durham/Tuam intersection -Gloucester/Linwood intersection Extreme caution is advised when travelling through and around the city today.

Storm Update: City Council managing worst rain-storm since 1975

Storm Update: City Council managing worst rain-storm since 1975

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 8:23 a.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Featured Popular

The rainfall has been a lot heavier than forecasted, with almost 100 millimetres falling in the past 24 hours and a further 20 millimetres expected to fall before the rain eases off. This is equivalent to a one-in-50-year event.

Road closures/flooding due to weather conditions

Road closures/flooding due to weather conditions

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 6:15 a.m. by Transport4chch

The following roads have either been closed or should be avoided due to weather conditions and flooding: New Brighton Rd  Burwood –Queensbury Owles Tce  Seaview-Union Locksley Ave  Gayhurst- Glenarm Banks Ave  Coopers- North Parade Hills Rd  Warrington-Warden Fitzgerald Ave north …

Agreement elusive on Town Hall insurance

Agreement elusive on Town Hall insurance

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 12:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council has still to reach agreement with its insurer over the extent of the damage to the Town Hall.

Anglicans left out of cathedral briefing

Anglicans left out of cathedral briefing

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 12:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Anglican church says a British multimillionaire's suggestion that it hand over Christ Church Cathedral for restoration is "completely bizarre".

Update: Council responds to flood warning March 2014

Update: Council responds to flood warning March 2014

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 9:36 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

Lyttelton Tunnel – Extreme winds on approaches

Lyttelton Tunnel – Extreme winds on approaches

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 4:04 p.m. by Transport4chch

The NZ Transport Agency are reporting extra care is required on the approaches to the Lyttelton Tunnel due to extreme winds. Caution is required.  

Answers by EQC Feb 2013, what is the progress now and why are the delays.

Answers by EQC Feb 2013, what is the progress now and why are the delays.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 2:07 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

These questions were asked in December 2012, following answers received from Richard Braddell 1 Feb 2013.

Lynched- Monday 3rd March -  David Cunliffe

Lynched- Monday 3rd March - David Cunliffe

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 11:54 a.m. by ChrisLynch

When Its Not Ok! - Nastiness Hurts

When It's Not Ok! - Nastiness Hurts

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 11:45 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

There is something recently I have started to notice more so than ever before; Trolling! 

Billionaires ChristChurch Cathedral pledge

Billionaire's ChristChurch Cathedral pledge

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 11:11 a.m. by Media3News Popular

A British philanthropist has pledged $4 million to help restore the ChristChurch Cathedral.

Owles Terrace CLOSED at Pages Rd – flooding

Owles Terrace CLOSED at Pages Rd – flooding

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 10:13 a.m. by Transport4chch

Owles Terrace at Pages Road end has been closed due to flooding. Contractors are en route to erect signage. We will update further as more is available.  

Royal visit worth £10 million a day - Key

Royal visit worth '£10 million' a day - Key

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 9:33 a.m. by Media3News

John Key says the upcoming royal tour is "tremendous value for money", comparing the benefits to TV shows that feature NZ.

Park Terrace & Brittan Terrace, Lyttelton – CLOSED due to fallen tree – 7.55am

Park Terrace & Brittan Terrace, Lyttelton – CLOSED due to fallen tree – 7.55am

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 7:58 a.m. by Transport4chch

Park Terrace and Brittan Terrace are currently closed between Cressy Terrace  due to a fallen  tree. Light vehicles are being detoured over Cressy Terrace.  

CBD – Available Routes Map 5th April – 12th April 2014

CBD – Available Routes Map 5th April – 12th April 2014

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 7:20 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    

Council proposes fewer car parks

Council proposes fewer car parks

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

New homes and businesses in Christchurch could be required to provide fewer car parks under a planning rule change being considered by the city council.

Major surgery for art gallery

Major surgery for art gallery

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch Art Gallery is getting "keyhole surgery" to raise the 30,000-tonne building millimetre by millimetre.

Summerz End Youth Fest

Summerz End Youth Fest

Monday, 3 March 2014 11:22 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular


The Inconvenience Store

The Inconvenience Store

Monday, 3 March 2014 9:45 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

4 March – ?? 2014 

Mar 4 – Apr 20, 2014: The Inconvenience Store, Shop 4, Cathedral Junction.

Mar 4 – Apr 20, 2014: The Inconvenience Store, Shop 4, Cathedral Junction.

Monday, 3 March 2014 9:45 p.m. by GapFiller

The Inconvenience Store was a conceptual store/art space which sought to examine the notion of convenience in consumption.  The store was located at 113 Worcester St. It was open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30am – 5:30pm and closed Mondays. Gap Filler created a hybrid between a store and art residency to explore the theme of […]

Keeping Christchurch Moving 3rd March 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 3rd March 2014

Monday, 3 March 2014 8:18 p.m. by MediaCTV