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Council thinks big on Brougham St

Council thinks big on Brougham St

Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Brougham Village "eyesore" could be demolished to make way for a new housing development with up to 136 units.

Rebuild friction rises to surface

Rebuild friction rises to surface

Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

The research, carried out by the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development (NZCID), shows major banks, construction companies and engineering firms believe the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) and Christchurch City Council are holding back the rebuild.

Brownlee takes hard-hitting Chch rebuild report on the chin

Brownlee takes hard-hitting Chch rebuild report on the chin

Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:18 p.m. by MediaHerald

An in-depth survey of senior leaders in the Christchurch rebuild indicates growing impatience and serious weaknesses in the way major projects are being procured and managed.

Brownlee takes hard-hitting Chch rebuild report on the chin

Brownlee takes hard-hitting Chch rebuild report on the chin

Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:18 p.m. by MediaHerald

An in-depth survey of senior leaders in the Christchurch rebuild indicates growing impatience and serious weaknesses in the way major projects are being procured and managed.The minister in charge of the post-earthquakes rebuild,...

Johnny Luu: Google

Johnny Luu: Google

Thursday, 24 April 2014 11:49 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Johnny Luu, Communications and Public Affairs for Google Australia and NZ talks to newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the new Google Maps for Christchurch

The Hounds of the Baskervilles

The Hounds of the Baskervilles

Thursday, 24 April 2014 11:11 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Court Theatre actors Phillip Aldridge, Stephen Papps and Greggory Cooper talk to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about their show - The Hound of the Baskervilles

NZCID report a useful guide for recovery work

NZCID report a useful guide for recovery work

Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:14 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

NZCID report a useful guide for recovery work

NZCID report a useful guide for recovery work

Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:11 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says feedback provided to the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development (NZCID) by stakeholders in Christchurch’s rebuild will help inform the government’s ongoing work programme.

Google gives a pre-quake view of Christchurch

Google gives a pre-quake view of Christchurch

Thursday, 24 April 2014 9:07 a.m. by Media3News

Google is now allowing Kiwis to compare the old with the new through its Maps application, including pre-quake Christchurch.

ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATION CLOSURES – Friday 25th April

ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATION CLOSURES – Friday 25th April

Thursday, 24 April 2014 8:02 a.m. by Transport4chch

The following roads will be closed for Anzac Day commemorations: Christchurch Central Montreal Street – From Gloucester Street to Kilmore Street Cranmer Square – From Armagh Street to Kilmore Street Chester Street West – From Park Terrace to Cranmer Square …

Google images reveal quake impact on Chch

Google images reveal quake impact on Chch

Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

Google Maps users will now be able to turn back time to see what landmarks used to look like.

Keeping Christchurch Moving 23rd April 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 23rd April 2014

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 9:50 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News   Wednesday 23 April YouTubeSD

CTV News Wednesday 23 April YouTubeSD

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 9:31 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Wednesday 23 April

CTV News Wednesday 23 April

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 9:31 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch rebuild hampered by government

Christchurch rebuild 'hampered by government'

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 9:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's recovery is "painstakingly slow" say key rebuild firms who blame local and central government for hampering progress.

Call out to Artists for Christchurch Stands Tall a new project coming to Christchurch

Call out to Artists for Christchurch Stands Tall a new project coming to Christchurch

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 8:52 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Christchurch Stands Tall is the first Wild in Art project to be hosted by a New Zealand city.  Wild in Art specialises in mass appeal, mass participation public arts events that use fibre-glass animal sculptures as the canvas for artists’ designs. Christchurch Stands Tall aims to have 52 uniquely decorated 2.5 metre high Giraffe sculptures […]

Flockton flood damage - one month on

Flockton flood damage - one month on

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 4:52 p.m. by Media3News

The Easter weekend brought a heavy downpour, flooding houses in Flockton, Christchurch again.

THEMES: – Anxiety, the Conscious and the Sub-conscious

THEMES: – Anxiety, the Conscious and the Sub-conscious

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 4:27 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday May 21st – Speaker to be advised We are very aware of what we think but much less aware of impressions that by-pass our conscious thought processes and lodge in our sub-conscious.  Some of these impressions do ‘resurface’ to become conscious thoughts but much of what we experience remains unprocessed. Our sub-conscious is however...

Could rail solve Canterburys traffic woes?

Could rail solve Canterbury's traffic woes?

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 4:26 p.m. by Media3News

Environment Canterbury will vote today on whether to fund an investigation the feasibility of a passenger rail service.

THEMES: – The Physical Experience of Anxiety

THEMES: – The Physical Experience of Anxiety

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 4:20 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday May 7th: – With a clinician from the Anxiety Disorders Service, CDHB Anxiety is more than just a feeling or emotion so whilst it is useful to understand the emotional impacts of anxiety it is important to also understand how these can develop into a physical experience.  As a product of the body’s fight-or-flight...

Bealey Avenue lane reduction – now on Saturday 26 April

Bealey Avenue lane reduction – now on Saturday 26 April

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 1:10 p.m. by Transport4chch

Work on Bealey Avenue between Sherborne and Madras Street has been delayed from Thursday 24th April due to weather conditions and will now go ahead on Saturday 24 April 2014 from 7.30am. Bealey Avenue between Sherborne and Madras Streets will …

Rosie Belton: Wild Blackberries

Rosie Belton: Wild Blackberries

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:08 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

Author and Cook Rosie Belton talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about her new book Wild Blackberries..

Devil in detail for arts precinct

Devil in detail for arts precinct

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 10:51 a.m. by MediaThePress

The council's commitment to spend $127.5 million restoring the Town Hall leaves just $30.5m to build a 300-seat concert hall for the Music Centre of Christchurch, a new Court Theatre and an administration, rehearsal and storage facility for the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (CSO).

Call for warning stickers on buildings

Call for warning stickers on buildings

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 10:47 a.m. by MediaStuff

The bill, which has passed its first reading, amends the 2004 Building Act and incorporates some of the recommendations of the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission.

Warning stickers for quake-prone buildings

Warning stickers for quake-prone buildings

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 10:47 a.m. by MediaStuff

Visible warning stickers should be placed on all earthquake-prone buildings, the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) says.

Bealey Avenue – reduced to one lane between Sherborne & Madras Thursday 24th

Bealey Avenue – reduced to one lane between Sherborne & Madras Thursday 24th

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 8:52 a.m. by Transport4chch

Work on Bealey Avenue between Sherborne and Madras Street will see lane reductions in place on Thursday 24 April 2014. Both east and west bound will be reduced to two lanes. Following the morning peak, Bealey Avenue between Sherborne and …

Demolition on Victoria Apartments nears finish

Demolition on Victoria Apartments nears finish

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

The 13-storey Victoria Apartments building in central Christchurch will soon be reduced to rubble.

New Moorhouse Ave complex nears finish

New Moorhouse Ave complex nears finish

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:36 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

After the September 2010 earthquake, Kelly set about rebuilding lost buildings on the block between Selwyn and Antigua streets, where he owns more than 2 hectares of land.

What do you want from new central library?

What do you want from new central library?

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 9:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

How refreshing to be writing about an exciting new architectural design for the heart of the city. There have been precious few of them, apart from the transitional "cardboard" cathedral.

CTV News   Tuesday 22 April

CTV News Tuesday 22 April

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 8:21 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 21st April 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 21st April 2014

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 5:41 p.m. by MediaCTV

Brits in push for rebuild role

Brits in push for rebuild role

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

"The UK is very keen to share knowledge and one of the things we are looking at developing is a study tour with relevant officials who will look at a range of UK projects and engage with a range of experts in terms of project management and delivery."

Deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion – Week Two

Deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion – Week Two

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 4:33 p.m. by GapFiller

Again, thanks to Raewyn Murray, Ash Singh and Jonny Knopp for these images.

Deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion – Week One

Deconstruction of the Pallet Pavilion – Week One

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 4:18 p.m. by GapFiller

Thanks to Raewyn Murray, Ash Singh and Jonny Knopp for these images.

State housing quake repairs below target

State housing quake repairs below target

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 2:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

Repairs on Christchurch's crippled state housing stock are failing to keep pace as deadlines loom for the work.

State housing quake repairs below target

State housing quake repairs below target

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 2:42 p.m. by MediaThePress Recommended Popular

In February last year HNZ set itself a 2015 deadline to have up to 5000 tenanted properties repaired - with 2000 to be completed in the first year.

Big investment needed for affordable housing

Big investment needed for affordable housing

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 2:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Adding 3000 affordable new homes into Christchurch's housing market will require an investment of more than $1 billion.

$1b needed for affordable homes

$1b needed for affordable homes

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 2:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

The addition of 3000 affordable new homes is one of the targets set in the Housing Accord that was agreed to last week by the council and the Government.

Arts precinct plans may need a rethink and shrink

Arts precinct plans may need a rethink and shrink

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 2:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plans for the Court Theatre, the Music Centre and facilities for the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (CSO) on the block bounded by Gloucester, Armagh, New Regent and Colombo streets were being developed by the Christchurch City Council.

Christchchurch Govt gives back Arts Precinct land

Christchchurch Govt gives back Arts Precinct land

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 1:30 p.m. by Media3News

The Government is giving back some of the land it earmarked for the Performing Arts Precinct in Christchurch.

Denyse Saunders: Fashion Event

Denyse Saunders: Fashion Event

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:48 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Fashion Expert Denyse Saunders talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about a wonderful charity event she is putting on.

Lynched- Monday 21 April

Lynched- Monday 21 April

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:29 a.m. by ChrisLynch

Vicki Buck: Deputy Mayor

Vicki Buck: Deputy Mayor

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:15 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Christchurch City Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the issues facing the city this week.

Performing Arts Precinct designation partially lifted

Performing Arts Precinct designation partially lifted

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:09 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

How not to Repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch Central City. part 142….

How not to Repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch Central City. part 142….

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 9:40 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1157 days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    Now 630 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – only 1197 days to go before we get told if we are …

Anzac week- road works

Anzac week- road works

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 9:02 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that most SCIRT work sites will close over the Easter weekend, but traffic management will remain in place around sites and equipment. New work sites in the central city that will start this week are listed …

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Night Works – Wed 23rd April

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Night Works – Wed 23rd April

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

The New Zealand Transport Agency will be undertaking essential maintenance works this week in the Lyttelton Tunnel between the hours of 8pm and 6am for one day on: 23rd April The night-time works will place restrictions on traffic flows through …

CBD – Available Routes Map 23rd April – 30th April

CBD – Available Routes Map 23rd April – 30th April

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 8:51 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    

Crown to no longer buy arts precinct land

Crown to no longer buy arts precinct land

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 12:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Land originally earmarked for the performing arts precinct in Christchurch city centre will no longer be purchased by the Government, says Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.

Blueprint options reviewed

Blueprint options 'reviewed'

Monday, 21 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch Central Development Unit appears to be reviewing its strict approach to the recovery blueprint as it realises more flexibility is needed to rebuild the central city, a local developer says. 

Editorial: Roadblocks to city rebuild must be cleared

Editorial: Roadblocks to city rebuild must be cleared

Monday, 21 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The news that more flexibility is creeping into relations between the Christchurch Central Development Unit and property owners over plans for some important features of the central city is a heartening development.

Greens call for blue zone

Greens call for blue zone

Monday, 21 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee dismissed a push for the Crown to buy flood-prone Christchurch houses without any official advice, a Green MP says.

Housing deal to boost city revenue

Housing deal to boost city revenue

Monday, 21 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new entity driving the provision of affordable housing in Christchurch could lead to a financial boon for the city council and cheaper rent for social housing tenants.

Plans put arts precinct in doubt

Plans put arts precinct in doubt

Monday, 21 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra has developed plans for a suburban concert hall, in a move that could cast doubt on the central city performing arts precinct.

WEA Term 2 classes begin in early May

WEA Term 2 classes begin in early May

Sunday, 20 April 2014 6:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The WEA programme for term 2 is now available. The WEA, or Workers Educational Association, runs affordable and informal classes and talks for adults mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends from their premises in Gloucester St. Notable activities this term include: Innovation in the Christchurch Rebuild, from 1.20-2.30pm on Wednesdays The Ukraine and Russia, very topical […]

Long wait for glass as demand grows

Long wait for glass as demand grows

Sunday, 20 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Glass facades have become a $100 million-a-year industry in the Christchurch rebuild, but most of those dollars are now going offshore.

Churches fate still bound by red tape

Churches' fate still bound by red tape

Sunday, 20 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch and century-old stone churches were once synonymous.

CERA to consult over red zone uses

CERA to consult over red zone uses

Sunday, 20 April 2014 3:54 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

CERA is about to consult the community over future uses of residential red zones in Christchurch. They are keen to hear from residents still living in the red zones and sent out a sensitive letter signed by CERA head Roger Sutton saying so.

Good response to Find and Fix

Good response to Find and Fix

Sunday, 20 April 2014 3:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

CanCERN, which is the organisation behind the Find and Fix campaign, reports in its latest newsletter that 600 households have responded. This follows door knocking by Red Cross volunteers on 5000 doors and the availability of an 0800 number. There are strict criteria for the project and not all responders will be handled by Find […]