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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 Popular

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  

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.