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A story of five years of shameful neglect and abuse

A story of five years of shameful neglect and abuse

Sunday, 31 January 2016 5:23 a.m. by MakingChristchurch Popular

Christchurch photo files: Joseph Johnson documents the eastern suburbs

Christchurch photo files: Joseph Johnson documents the eastern suburbs

Saturday, 30 January 2016 10:50 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Photojournalist Joseph Johnson, whose CBD photos featured last week, has turned his lens to the Christchurch's eastern suburbs.

Agglomeration, trade, and prospects for Christchurch

Agglomeration, trade, and prospects for Christchurch

Saturday, 30 January 2016 3:44 a.m. by MakingChristchurch Popular

An architectural call to arms for the Christchurch rebuild

An architectural call to arms for the Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 29 January 2016 8:36 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: Back in 1920 the journal of the  NZ Institute of Architects focused on the predicted architectural austerity of impending modernism.

Christchurch: An accessible city?

Christchurch: An accessible city?

Friday, 29 January 2016 7:54 p.m. by Speak Up Korerotia Popular

Is Christchurch an accessible city? How should we be building for accessibility - and thus inclusion?

Quake-hit bar reopens: My brother would have wanted me to keep on going

Quake-hit bar reopens: 'My brother would have wanted me to keep on going'

Friday, 29 January 2016 4:33 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Nearly five years after her brother died shielding her from falling rubble in Iconic bar during the big earthquake, Amy Cooney is back in her old job.

Threatened Christchurch mansion for sale as-is-where-is

Threatened Christchurch mansion for sale as-is-where-is

Friday, 29 January 2016 1:46 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The fate of Christchurch's historic McLean's Mansion will soon be in the hands of new owners.

Tree protection change rankles Christchurch residents

Tree protection change rankles Christchurch residents

Friday, 29 January 2016 12:23 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

New $50m Science Alive! building in Christchurch

New $50m Science Alive! building in Christchurch

Thursday, 28 January 2016 6:48 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A new $50 million international science centre will be developed on central Christchurch's Durham Street law courts site.

Defending the glass box: Christchurch developers explain

Defending the glass box: Christchurch developers explain

Thursday, 28 January 2016 6:05 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Is it cost, fashion, or lack of imagination which has led to so many similar-looking concrete, glass and steel buildings going up in central Christchurch?

Traditional buildings possible in Christchurch

Traditional buildings possible in Christchurch

Thursday, 28 January 2016 4:36 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Traditional buildings possible in Christchurch

Traditional buildings possible in Christchurch

Thursday, 28 January 2016 4:36 p.m. by MediaStuff

Magnitude 4.1 quake shakes Christchurch

Magnitude 4.1 quake shakes Christchurch

Thursday, 28 January 2016 2:08 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Southern Response chief executive Peter Rose stepping down

Southern Response chief executive Peter Rose stepping down

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 4:27 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Government-owned insurer Southern Response is on the hunt for a new leader.

International architects Woods Bagot to open studio in Auckland

International architects Woods Bagot to open studio in Auckland

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 4:20 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An international architecture consultancy firm wants Kiwi talent to help it innovate.

Temporary Lyttelton Library to open

Temporary Lyttelton Library to open

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 2:49 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

A temporary library will open in Lyttelton next month following the closure of Lyttelton Library in London Street for repair, strengthening and refurbishment work later this week.

Derelict building to make way for central Christchurchs post-quake rebuild

Derelict building to make way for central Christchurch's post-quake rebuild

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 10:07 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

In a major breakthrough for Christchurch's Cathedral Square, the old BNZ House is coming down to make way for a major new development.

Last of the QEII buildings demolished

Last of the QEII buildings demolished

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 4:05 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Sports House, one of the last remaining buildings at Christchurch's Queen Elizabeth II Park, is being demolished.

Child burns fingers on hot slide at Margaret Mahy Playground

Child burns fingers on hot slide at Margaret Mahy Playground

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 4:02 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A 6-year-old Christchurch girl burnt her fingers on the metal slide at the Margaret Mahy Family Playground as the Government continues to "investigate options" for more shade cover.

Margaret Mahy Family Playground one month on 22nd January 2016

Margaret Mahy Family Playground one month on 22nd January 2016

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 12:50 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, John Ombler, talks about the Margaret Mahy Family Playground. one month on from its opening before Christmas.

How not to repair a heritage building in Christchurch CBD part 172

How not to repair a heritage building in Christchurch CBD part 172

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 10:16 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

So What is new in High Street? Well Rangiora’s High Street is moving forward with its re-development.  Lucky them. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/north-canterbury/75734380/rangioras-high-street-developments-taking-shape There is noticeable progress on the rebuild on the Mckenzie & Willis site, behind us. I believe this is due …

Southern Response seeking new Chief Executive for final stage

Southern Response seeking new Chief Executive for final stage

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 2:52 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

We can confirm today that Chief Executive Peter Rose will be stepping down in the mid-year, as previously indicated at the October 2015 Annual Meeting.

Earthquake support to continue in city libraries

Earthquake support to continue in city libraries

Monday, 25 January 2016 11:28 a.m. by breakthrough Popular

Recovery loses an inspirational leader

Recovery loses an inspirational leader

Monday, 25 January 2016 11:23 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

A former senior leader at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Michelle Mitchell, passed away suddenly yesterday after an unexpected illness. She was away for the weekend with her husband in Queenstown.

Certified Builders introduces mandatory building guarantees

Certified Builders introduces mandatory building guarantees

Monday, 25 January 2016 11:07 a.m. by PRNews Popular

MEDIA RELEASE: Certified Builders Association of New Zealand 

Government paid lawyer $43K for Christ Church Cathedral report

Government paid lawyer $43K for Christ Church Cathedral report

Monday, 25 January 2016 10:20 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Government paid a lawyer $43,000 for an independent Christ Church Cathedral report, RNZ News reports.

Recovery fatigue – guest blog by Herman Meijburg

Recovery fatigue – guest blog by Herman Meijburg

Sunday, 24 January 2016 9:53 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

I have noticed that those struggling with the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes are having an increasingly hard time staying focused on the resolution of their claims.  

Mt Pleasant News 22 January 2015

Mt Pleasant News 22 January 2015

Sunday, 24 January 2016 8:23 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

We’re Rebuilding. We need your help. Sponsor A Square Foot “We are a registered charity (CC46135) and are also registered with the IRD as a Donee organisation. For every $3 you […]

Exhibition and events mark five years since 22 February 2011

Exhibition and events mark five years since 22 February 2011

Friday, 22 January 2016 3:27 p.m. by CantyMuseum Featured Popular

In The Know Community Hub

In The Know Community Hub

Friday, 22 January 2016 2:33 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

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Christchurch photo files: Joseph Johnson documents the changing CBD

Christchurch photo files: Joseph Johnson documents the changing CBD

Friday, 22 January 2016 1:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Photojournalist Joseph Johnson has documented the ever-changing central city over summer.

DOCK70: The people’s shelter is coming to The Commons!

DOCK70: The people’s shelter is coming to The Commons!

Thursday, 21 January 2016 10:16 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Where we are to date: Gap Filler continues to work with the designers (Maria Chen, Frederic Gapinski, Paul Anselmi and Sebastian Gapinski), The Commons Council, Landscape Architect intern Linnea Jacobson, Te Putahi Centre for Architecture and City Making and our awesome sponsors Aurecon, Placemakers Antigua Street, and Aecom in moving the design through consent. Any […]

Meditate at community centre

Meditate at community centre

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 11:42 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Buddhist monk Kelsang Pawo is running drop in classes on meditation and mindfulness on Thursday evenings at the St Albans Community Centre, starting on February 4 at 7.30pm. No booking or commitment is required but there is a $10 charge …

Bishop St wastewater main repairs

Bishop St wastewater main repairs

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 11:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

SCIRT is busy this week repairing a wastewater main at the intersection of Bishop St and Purchas St. Vehicle drivers will have to find different ways of getting around that area as there is no entry or exit at that …

Revised Papanui Parallel Cycling Scheme

Revised Papanui Parallel Cycling Scheme

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 8:16 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: North City Church, 95a Sawyers Arms Rd Time: Jan 27 at 7pm Description: Meeting to alert residents of the changes incorporated in the proposed scheme after earlier feedback as well as the recommendations that will be made to the …

“Connect in the City” Arts Term Finale for Waimairi School

“Connect in the City” Arts Term Finale for Waimairi School

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 5:34 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Waimairi School explored how the arts connect us to our community; how it influences, uplifts and enriches our lives and how it facilitates interaction, discussion and exchanges between people. The whole school visited the central city in September 2015 to look at art in context; visiting art on the street, exhibitions, and performances. Gap Filler […]

John Minto: Christchurch rebuild is a corporate-led stranglehold

John Minto: Christchurch rebuild is a 'corporate-led stranglehold'

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 4:27 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: I was taken aback by a recent Stuff story expressing hope that .

McCormacks Bay Restoration Working Bee Dates 2016

McCormacks Bay Restoration Working Bee Dates 2016

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 2:26 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

2016 McCormacks Bay restoration sessions

12 Superfoods for Healthy Brain You Should Add to Your Menu

12 Superfoods for Healthy Brain You Should Add to Your Menu

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 11:52 p.m. by Katleen Brown Popular

Arts Centre bouncing back in 2016

Arts Centre bouncing back in 2016

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 9:57 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Nearly half of Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Arts Centre will be open by the end of the year.

More businesses for $150m riverside precinct in Christchurch

More businesses for $150m riverside precinct in Christchurch

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 6:16 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Stage one of a $150 million Christchurch riverfront office development is nearly three-quarters leased, with consulting engineers Aurecon and insurers Vero securing space.

Supporting careers in property with New Zealand’s Keystone Trust

Supporting careers in property with New Zealand’s Keystone Trust

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 2:51 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

Coffey is proud to announce Tim Breen as a recipient of the 2016 Keystone Trust scholarship – a New Zealand based initiative providing opportunities for students focused on careers in the property industry. Coffey will mentor Tim, in its 10th year sponsoring the Keystone Trust, as he works towards completion of his Bachelor of Engineering […]

Quake scientists look at NZs most dangerous fault line

Quake scientists look at NZ's most dangerous fault line

Monday, 18 January 2016 11:20 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Christchurch earthquake study gives insight into impacts on children

Christchurch earthquake study gives insight into impacts on children

Monday, 18 January 2016 8:54 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The impacts of an earthquake remain long after a city has been rebuilt.

Packe St AGM and party

Packe St AGM and party

Sunday, 17 January 2016 10:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo Street Time: February 28, 4-6pm Description: Packe Street Park and Community Garden Inc is marking its 20th anniversary with the AGM and a birthday party with tea and entertainment laid on. There will …

Part time gardening co-ordinator sought

Part time gardening co-ordinator sought

Sunday, 17 January 2016 10:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Packe Street Community Garden Inc is looking for a Coordinator, initially on a small contract. If you have an interest in community and organic gardening, are available on Thursday afternoons to coordinate a diverse range of volunteer gardeners and have …

How Does Christchurch Central Look Five Years after the February 22nd Earthquake

How Does Christchurch Central Look Five Years after the February 22nd Earthquake

Saturday, 16 January 2016 4:33 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

I seldom go into the central city these days but decided to spend the morning there and walk around with tourist eyes. It was good to see some new buildings around and others under construction, as well as some old beauties that have been fully restored . However, there are still masses of condemned buildings and large areas of what can only be described as waste land. Christchurch Cathedral stands surrounded by high fences and warning signs while other historic buildings are bolstered up by shi ...

Christchurch Cathedral Five Years after the Earthquakes

Christchurch Cathedral Five Years after the Earthquakes

Saturday, 16 January 2016 3:43 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

On February 22nd 2016, it will be five years since Christchurch central and surrounds were devastated by a 6.3 earthquake and numerous aftershocks. The Gothic-style Christchurch Cathedral was badly damaged in the shakes and has been standing in a state of disrepair ever since. say that a final decision about its future should be made in April 2016. Many hope that it will be restored to its former glory. At present, it stands fenced off with camera surveillance to stop people trespassing and ent ...

Whats the word for 2016?: Another year in the Christchurch recovery

What's the word for 2016?: Another year in the Christchurch recovery

Saturday, 16 January 2016 11:02 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Could this be emblematic – finally, the new normal?

Government remains happy with EQC home repair programme

Government remains happy with EQC home repair programme

Friday, 15 January 2016 4:49 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Canterbury's home repair programme has been a "huge success" despite thousands of properties needing a second round of repairs, the Government says.

What happens at Christchurchs Margaret Mahy playground after dark?

What happens at Christchurch's Margaret Mahy playground after dark?

Friday, 15 January 2016 2:37 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The newly opened Margaret Mahy Family Playground got rave reviews from children, but what happens after dark?

Lets get things moving

Let's get things moving

Friday, 15 January 2016 2:31 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

With 2016 now in full swing, our team are back on board and ready to work with you to get your claim settled. 

Developers get help to cut through Christchurchs red tape

Developers get help to cut through Christchurch's red tape

Thursday, 14 January 2016 8:02 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Drone footage shows repairs to retaining wall on Christchurchs Sumner Rd

Drone footage shows repairs to retaining wall on Christchurch's Sumner Rd

Thursday, 14 January 2016 7:52 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Drone footage has captured work to repair retaining walls on the quake-damaged road between Lyttelton and Sumner.

Social media helps isolated Cantabs deal with quake recovery

Social media helps isolated Cantabs deal with quake recovery

Thursday, 14 January 2016 5:47 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Dissatisfaction with the Government-led earthquake recovery is behind the social media uprising among many unhappy Cantabrians, new research has found.

EQC has about 5500 shoddily repaired homes to fix

EQC has about 5500 shoddily repaired homes to fix

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 9:52 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has about 5500 second-time repairs to carry out on Canterbury homes because of poor workmanship, failed or incorrect repair strategies, scope omissions and new damage

Great Place to be: Christchurch eco house is passive

Great Place to be: Christchurch eco house is passive

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 4:24 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

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Christchurch eco house is passive

Christchurch eco house is passive

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 4:24 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

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Piano Shelter Project

Piano Shelter Project

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 2:09 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Since 2011 Gap Filler has been providing homes for pre-loved pianos in public spaces and vacant sites around Christchurch. Pianos have come and gone and have been up-cycled after they have had their day in the sun . . . of course the better the shelter the longer the life of the piano. . . […]