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Christchurch Rebuild: University learns from its lessons

Christchurch Rebuild: University learns from its lessons

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 5:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

Students are back in force at the University of Canterbury. Earlier this month the university announced an increase in first year enrolments. Almost 10,900 equivalent full-time students have signed up to study in 2014. The number...

Christchurch Rebuild: Dairy boom helps boost confidence

Christchurch Rebuild: Dairy boom helps boost confidence

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 5:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

ASB Bank's rural general manager Mark Heer says while investment activity in Christchurch is ramping up after a post-quake pause, things never really slowed down in the hinterland.He says although it took a long time to get under...

Christchurch Rebuild: Putting the pieces back together

Christchurch Rebuild: Putting the pieces back together

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 5:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

"This is unlike any other project we've ever done," says Michelle Creagh, Managing Director of Fletcher Earthquake Recovery. 

Christchurch Rebuild: Fred Ohlsson: From survival to opportunity

Christchurch Rebuild: Fred Ohlsson: From survival to opportunity

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 5:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

Two years ago few could have predicted that confidence among Canterbury's business community would now be at historic highs, well above the national average.At that time many business owners were on their knees. 

Christchurch Rebuild: A way of keeping in touch

Christchurch Rebuild: A way of keeping in touch

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 5:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

When it comes to information communication technology, the cultural sector is leading the way with a new Christchurch initiative exemplifying how Kiwi innovation can create inspiring new ways to digitally connect a city.

Christchurch Rebuild: The future looks bright

Christchurch Rebuild: The future looks bright

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 5:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

Don Miskell is relishing the challenges posed by delivering on the high-profile anchor projects that will underpin the Christchurch CBD's future.Miskell - general manager (planning & design) at the Christchurch Central Development...

Christchurch Rebuild: Undertaking on an Epic scale

Christchurch Rebuild: Undertaking on an Epic scale

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 5:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

SLI sells site search software-as-a-service to the world's major online retailers. CEO Shaun Ryan says his business exists because while most e-commerce sites have search facilities, the experience is often awful for customers who

Christchurch Rebuild: A weather eye on the economy

Christchurch Rebuild: A weather eye on the economy

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 5:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

Peter Cunningham is leading an inter-government agency effort to try to avoid some of the inevitable supply pinch points for labour and resources in the Christchurch rebuild.Cunningham - Director of the Productivity Partnership...

Christchurch Rebuild: Young guns find the silver lining

Christchurch Rebuild: Young guns find the silver lining

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 5:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

When the Christchurch earthquake hit for some it spelled opportunity - not disaster.Former Hawkins Construction regional manager Quin Henderson felt it was the right time to enter the market with a new firm and a new business model.

Christchurch Rebuild: Time for new supply lines

Christchurch Rebuild: Time for new supply lines

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 5:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

MBIE partnership and procurement director Peter Cunningham says there is a real opportunity to test the international supply chain market as the Christchurch rebuilds ramps up."When we do find ourselves in a situation where demand...

Alf, 92, waits on tardy insurer

Alf, 92, waits on tardy insurer

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Sitting in his sloping and half-packed St Martins home, 92-year-old Alf Johnson has only one question for his insurance company.

Social Housing Christchurch

Social Housing Christchurch

Monday, 24 March 2014 7:57 p.m. by MediaCTV

Post-Earthquake Christchurch Homeless

Post-Earthquake Christchurch Homeless

Monday, 24 March 2014 7:15 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News   Monday 24 March

CTV News Monday 24 March

Monday, 24 March 2014 7:06 p.m. by MediaCTV

Pallet Pavilion’s “Greatest Hits” week

Pallet Pavilion’s “Greatest Hits” week

Monday, 24 March 2014 5:45 p.m. by GapFiller

To have  a look at what’s happening at the Pallet Pavilion during it’s Final Week please click  to download our Greatest Hits calendar .

Community Centre Rebuild Plans & AGM

Community Centre Rebuild Plans & AGM

Monday, 24 March 2014 4:40 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

This coming Monday evening you are invited as a member of the Mt Pleasant community to view the rebuild plans for the Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre. 

Canterbury Digital Strategy – Digital Participation Survey

Canterbury Digital Strategy – Digital Participation Survey

Monday, 24 March 2014 1:52 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Coddington article is ill-informed and wrong

Coddington article is ill-informed and wrong

Monday, 24 March 2014 12:35 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Southern Response is concerned at misinformation promoted in an opinion piece by Deborah Coddington in the Sunday Star Times.  The assertions in the article surrounding Southern Response’s completion statistics and percentages are simply not correct.  

Old Library Cafe repairs delayed in Fairlie

Old Library Cafe repairs delayed in Fairlie

Monday, 24 March 2014 12:28 p.m. by PRNews

High demand for specialist heritage engineers has delayed the repair of the Old Library Café in Fairlie.

Protest against demolition of Majestic Theatre

Protest against demolition of Majestic Theatre

Monday, 24 March 2014 12:16 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Building industry in dire need of 5,000 more apprentices

Building industry in dire need of 5,000 more apprentices

Monday, 24 March 2014 12:09 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: BCITO

Rockefeller Foundation hosting resilience workshop with community leaders

Rockefeller Foundation hosting resilience workshop with community leaders

Monday, 24 March 2014 12:07 p.m. by GovtCCC

Representatives from the New-York-based Rockefeller Foundation are in Christchurch for a workshop tomorrow (Tuesday 25 March) to kick-start the city's resilience planning journey.

Keeping Christchurch Moving 24th March 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 24th March 2014

Monday, 24 March 2014 12:05 p.m. by MediaCTV

Theo Baker: Health Commissioner

Theo Baker: Health Commissioner

Monday, 24 March 2014 11:53 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Theo Baker the Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the process for complaints

Has the Canterbury boom begun?

Has the Canterbury boom begun?

Monday, 24 March 2014 11:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch rebuild has sparked a growth spurt in retail spending with big sales of building supplies, garden supplies and hardware.

Lincoln hub crucial driver of economic success

Lincoln hub crucial driver of economic success

Monday, 24 March 2014 9:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Who pays to fix bridges, walls on council land?

Who pays to fix bridges, walls on council land?

Monday, 24 March 2014 9:12 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Riccarton House repairs nearly complete

Riccarton House repairs nearly complete

Monday, 24 March 2014 9:05 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's Riccarton House will soon be open to the public once more, after nearly three years of repair work.

Central City traffic impacts this week

Central City traffic impacts this week

Monday, 24 March 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users can expect delays as work on major routes into the city occur particularly in peak times so please allow extra time. New to note this week: Colombo Street – restricted to southbound traffic only between Lichfield and St …

Suburban development killing CBD

Suburban development killing CBD

Monday, 24 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council wants to stem the haemorrhage of business from the central city by clamping down on commercial growth in the suburbs.

Couple annoyed at quality of repairs

Couple annoyed at quality of repairs

Monday, 24 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Dawn Spencer was happy to wait. She knew her Southshore property was not among the most badly damaged by the February earthquake.

Fundraising concert to keep organ trade alive

Fundraising concert to keep organ trade alive

Sunday, 23 March 2014 5:59 p.m. by Media3News

The pipe organ industry is fighting back to recover from the damage and loss of life caused by the Christchurch earthquakes.

Dunedin hot/cold at rebuild openings

Dunedin hot/cold at rebuild openings

Saturday, 22 March 2014 10:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

Some Dunedin construction firms are eyeing up opportunities in the Christchurch rebuild, but others "don't want a bar of it".

Rebuild ripoffs nail migrants

Rebuild ripoffs nail migrants

Saturday, 22 March 2014 10:11 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's labour inspectors are facing complaints regarding migrant exploitation and are gearing up to take a stronger role monitoring firms involved in the rebuild. But is the inspectorate up to the task? CECILE MEIER reports.

Quake repairs: Can we trust insurers?

Quake repairs: Can we trust insurers?

Saturday, 22 March 2014 10:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Featured Popular

What is going on when the insurers start talking about jacking and packing your foundations? Are Cantabrians getting a fair deal? JOHN McCRONE investigates.

Cook Strait earthquake sequence discussed

Cook Strait earthquake sequence discussed

Saturday, 22 March 2014 6:44 a.m. by Media3News

The sequence started on July 19, 2013 and included a magnitude 6.5 quake on July 21.

Expensive apartments selling fast

Expensive apartments selling fast

Saturday, 22 March 2014 1:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

New apartments costing more than $1 million are being snapped up on the western side of Christchurch's central city but more affordable developments are yet to hit the market.

Alarm as builder folds

Alarm as builder folds

Saturday, 22 March 2014 1:08 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Police have been asked to investigate a company run by a smooth-talking young Aucklander that has gone bust leaving customers and contractors in the Christchurch rebuild in the lurch.

Keeping Christchurch Moving March 21st 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving March 21st 2014

Friday, 21 March 2014 10:09 p.m. by MediaCTV

Seed Industry Opens New Office in Templeton, Christchurch

Seed Industry Opens New Office in Templeton, Christchurch

Friday, 21 March 2014 7:52 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Seed Industry Office

CTV News   Friday 21 March YouTubeSD

CTV News Friday 21 March YouTubeSD

Friday, 21 March 2014 7:51 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Friday 21 March

CTV News Friday 21 March

Friday, 21 March 2014 7:51 p.m. by MediaCTV

Software models flooding

Software models flooding

Friday, 21 March 2014 4:51 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Flooding damage to houses in the Flockton Basin area in early March would probably have been avoided if floor levels were nearly half a metre higher. 

Damage state exceedance probabilities from aftershocks

Damage state exceedance probabilities from aftershocks

Friday, 21 March 2014 4:29 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

 

Dumping in Residential Red Zone under investigation

Dumping in Residential Red Zone under investigation

Friday, 21 March 2014 2:08 p.m. by GovtCera

While the dumping of commercial and domestic waste in the Residential Red Zone has been an issue for some time, a joint investigation by CERA, ECan and the Christchurch City Council in to illegal industrial waste dumping by a contractor is now underway.

Hidden Talent Show returns!!

Hidden Talent Show returns!!

Friday, 21 March 2014 1:48 p.m. by GapFiller

Got a special talent to share with the world? 

$2.5m boost to restore Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings

$2.5m boost to restore Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings

Friday, 21 March 2014 1:34 p.m. by EarthquakeAppeal Popular

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage today announced they will jointly provide funding of $2.5 million for the Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings, to be used towards restoration and reconstruction of its Armagh and Durham street stone towers. When completed, this work is intended to enable the adjacent wooden buildings to re-open for public use as soon as possible.

Help design your dream library

Help design your dream library

Friday, 21 March 2014 12:55 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Christchurch City Council is urging residents to make the most of a once in a lifetime chance to help design their New Central Library.

Gerry Brownlee: Canterbury Recovery

Gerry Brownlee: Canterbury Recovery

Friday, 21 March 2014 12:15 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the latest on Christchurch

Masha’s Impossible Products – Inconvenience Store Week 1 (4-9 March)

Masha’s Impossible Products – Inconvenience Store Week 1 (4-9 March)

Friday, 21 March 2014 12:08 p.m. by GapFiller

It all started extremely inconveniently. 

Mar 4-9, 2014: Masha’s Impossible Products – Inconvenience Store Week 1.

Mar 4-9, 2014: Masha’s Impossible Products – Inconvenience Store Week 1.

Friday, 21 March 2014 12:08 p.m. by GapFiller

Masha’s Impossible Products was the first Inconvenience Store, and sold a range of things that couldn’t possibly be made or sold. In Masha’s words: It all started extremely inconveniently. Ryan emailed me a week before the Inconvenience store was about to open its doors to excited shoppers, asking me if I would like to be the first […]

Preview – Central City traffic impacts for the week coming

Preview – Central City traffic impacts for the week coming

Friday, 21 March 2014 11:32 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users can expect delays as work on major routes into the city occur particulary in peak times due to the work on them so please allow extra time.

New $85 million library inches closer

New $85 million library inches closer

Friday, 21 March 2014 11:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council is seeking ideas and input from the public for the new $85 million central library.

Brougham Street – Major weekend work ahead

Brougham Street – Major weekend work ahead

Friday, 21 March 2014 10:44 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that weekend work at the Brougham and Colombo Street intersection will commence at 6pm Friday 21st March until 6am Monday 23rd March. We expect traffic to be slow through this area because of the work so …

Canterbury Provincial Buildings gets $2.5m

Canterbury Provincial Buildings gets $2.5m

Friday, 21 March 2014 10:37 a.m. by MediaStuff

One of Christchurch's most prominent buildings has received a $2.5 million funding boost to help repair and reopen it to the public.

How safe can we afford to be?

How safe can we afford to be?

Friday, 21 March 2014 9:43 a.m. by MediaStuff

OPINION: What is acceptable risk and what are tolerable impacts of future natural hazard events like earthquakes and flooding? DR KELVIN BERRYMAN of GNS Science examines these questions.