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Substantial Land on the south-western border of Christchurch for sale

Substantial Land on the south-western border of Christchurch for sale

Monday, 17 February 2014 4:38 p.m. by PRNews Popular

A substantial section of land offering rural and residential opportunities, strategically located on the expanding south-western border of Christchurch City, has been placed on the market for sale.

Lyttelton Tunnel Nightworks – 19 February

Lyttelton Tunnel Nightworks – 19 February

Monday, 17 February 2014 2:51 p.m. by Transport4chch

The Transport Agency will be undertaking essential maintenance works in the Lyttelton  tunnel between the hours of 8pm – 6am on Wednesday 19 February. 

Virginia Wright: Aftermath Series

Virginia Wright: Aftermath Series

Monday, 17 February 2014 12:36 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

Producer for Aftermath: The Triumph of the City, Virginia Wright talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about how the city has progressed.

Share your quake memories

Share your quake memories

Monday, 17 February 2014 12:31 p.m. by MediaStuff

On the third anniversary of the February 22 earthquake, Cantabrians will once again have the opportunity to share their experiences and hopes for the future as part of the River of Flowers commemoration.

The State of the City – Mayor Lianne Dalziel addresses the city of Christchurch

The State of the City – Mayor Lianne Dalziel addresses the city of Christchurch

Monday, 17 February 2014 12:28 p.m. by LianneDalziel Featured Popular

I have decided that if all the political parties can start the year with a State of the Nation address, then I should begin the year with a State of the City address.  

Laneways - the good, the bad, the ugly

Laneways - the good, the bad, the ugly

Monday, 17 February 2014 11:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

Companies advised to embrace innovation districts

Companies advised to embrace innovation districts

Monday, 17 February 2014 10:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

Archive digitally preserves post-quake Pledge books

Archive digitally preserves post-quake Pledge books

Monday, 17 February 2014 10:15 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

UC’s earthquake archive digitally preserves Christchurch’s post-quake Pledge books

Durham Street – Expect delays

Durham Street – Expect delays

Monday, 17 February 2014 8:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Durham Street has two areas of road works that will contribute to delays this week. Just south of the Kilmore Street intersection Durham Street is reduced for a short distance to one lane. In additiona Durham Street is reduced to …

Quake pledges go online

Quake pledges go online

Monday, 17 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Signatures pledged by more than 25,000 Cantabrians after the February 2011 earthquake have been preserved in a digital archive as a reminder of the city's early reactions to the devastation.

River of Flowers to return in 2014

River of Flowers to return in 2014

Sunday, 16 February 2014 6:59 p.m. by PRNews Recommended Popular

On the third anniversary of the 22 February earthquake Cantabrians will once again have the opportunity to share their experiences and hopes for the future as part of the River of Flowers commemoration.

Creative living in a transitional city

Creative living in a transitional city

Sunday, 16 February 2014 10:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

There is a crack in everything, it's how the light gets in. Did the Christchurch earthquakes crack open the city's conservative shell and unleash a great wealth of creativity?

Three years since tragic quake

Three years since tragic quake

Saturday, 15 February 2014 10:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Next Saturday marks three years since the devastating quake that killed over 180 people, toppled many city buildings, rendered thousands of city homes uninhabitable because of liquefaction and streets became impassable.

Millennium staying shut in Christchurch

Millennium staying shut in Christchurch

Saturday, 15 February 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Listed hotels company Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand says its Millennium Hotel Christchurch in Cathedral Square remains closed for the "foreseeable future".

Womans prize garden red-zoned

Woman's prize garden red-zoned

Saturday, 15 February 2014 1:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Students radically rethink arts precinct

Students radically rethink arts precinct

Saturday, 15 February 2014 11:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

Three years on, a new feeling

Three years on, a new feeling

Saturday, 15 February 2014 10:52 a.m. by MediaStuff

The month of February will never be the same again. It was always this gangly, short month at the start of a year when life gets back to normal after the rush and excess of Christmas and New Year.

Could you do with some discussion about insurance & rebuilding?

Could you do with some discussion about insurance & rebuilding?

Saturday, 15 February 2014 10:44 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Lee Brown and Alistair (contracts manager) from Mike Greer Hills have offered to come and talk to local residents about the insurance and rebuilding process. 

New InsuranceWatch Survey – keep them on track!

New InsuranceWatch Survey – keep them on track!

Saturday, 15 February 2014 10:43 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Please fill in the new Insurance Watch Survey? 

New InsuranceWatch Survey

New InsuranceWatch Survey

Saturday, 15 February 2014 10:39 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Please fill in the new Insurance Watch Survey? It won’t take long. InsuranceWatch.org.nz, a local community organisation, is independently monitoring the progress of all insurers of residents with claims resulting from the […]

When a rebuild interests the IRD

When a rebuild interests the IRD

Saturday, 15 February 2014 10:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

Payouts may come up short

Payouts may come up short

Saturday, 15 February 2014 8:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

More than 26,000 Canterbury homeowners can now claim cash in lieu of quake repairs after changes to the Earthquake Commission's (EQC) opt-out scheme.

Filipinos say boss welshed on pay

Filipinos say boss welshed on pay

Friday, 14 February 2014 11:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Migrant workers claim they have been left out of pocket after being underpaid for their work in the Christchurch rebuild.

CTV News   Friday 14 February

CTV News Friday 14 February

Friday, 14 February 2014 7:38 p.m. by MediaCTV

Desperate property owners offloading quake-damaged homes

Desperate property owners offloading quake-damaged homes

Friday, 14 February 2014 5:08 p.m. by MediaHerald

Owners of damaged and unrepairable Canterbury homes are increasingly selling them on an "as is, where is" basis, a new property report says.

Keeping Christchurch Moving 14th Feb. 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 14th Feb. 2014

Friday, 14 February 2014 2:22 p.m. by MediaCTV

 

EQC streamlines CHRP opt out

EQC streamlines CHRP opt out

Friday, 14 February 2014 1:35 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

FESTA 2014 seeking proposals

FESTA 2014 seeking proposals

Friday, 14 February 2014 1:00 p.m. by ArchitectureNow

Power Panel: Weekly Panel

Power Panel: Weekly Panel

Friday, 14 February 2014 12:50 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Chris Lynch hosts this weeks Power Panel and guests include Kathryn Dalziel, Megan Woods and Pier Smulders

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…

Friday, 14 February 2014 10:09 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Well, what an interesting few weeks we have had. 

Christchurch Earthquake Book on Promotion

Christchurch Earthquake Book on Promotion

Friday, 14 February 2014 9:13 a.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews

is a compilation of true life experiences of men, women and children who lived through the Christchurch earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. With the approaching third anniversary of the 6.3 earthquake that devastated Christchurch, the Kindle version of the book has been reduced from $4.99 to 99 cents for the last two weeks of February.

CBD – Available Routes Map 15th February – 22nd February

CBD – Available Routes Map 15th February – 22nd February

Friday, 14 February 2014 8:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map.

CBD – Available Routes Map 22nd February – 1st March

CBD – Available Routes Map 22nd February – 1st March

Friday, 14 February 2014 8:30 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    

CBD – Available Routes Map 1st March – 8th March 2014

CBD – Available Routes Map 1st March – 8th March 2014

Friday, 14 February 2014 8:30 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    

Chch asbestos rumours put to rest

Chch asbestos rumours put to rest

Friday, 14 February 2014 5:35 a.m. by Media3News

Asbestos waste from the Christchurch rebuild will be sent to properly accredited sites, Gerry Brownlee says.

Toxic waste may soon head south

Toxic waste may soon head south

Friday, 14 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Toxic waste containing asbestos from Christchurch demolition sites could soon be transported to Southland.

CTV News   Thursday 13 February

CTV News Thursday 13 February

Thursday, 13 February 2014 11:52 p.m. by MediaCTV

New Aranui youth and community facility to go ahead

New Aranui youth and community facility to go ahead

Thursday, 13 February 2014 5:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has confirmed it will build a new youth and community facility in Hampshire Street, Aranui – its first new community centre since the earthquakes.

Keeping Christchurch Moving 13th Feb. 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 13th Feb. 2014

Thursday, 13 February 2014 3:23 p.m. by MediaCTV

Worker village for Orion site (attempt 2)

Worker village for Orion site (attempt 2)

Thursday, 13 February 2014 3:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A different developer this time but it looks like the Canon Street half of the former Orion site will house worker homes for up to 200 people. Resource consent was granted in January and residents notified on January 8. Portacom will create the units, housing four bedrooms. Communal rooms such as a kitchen and gym […]

Research launched to help homes better withstand earthquakes

Research launched to help homes better withstand earthquakes

Thursday, 13 February 2014 3:07 p.m. by PRNews

A key research project, to help improve the resilience of the types of homes that performed poorly in the Christchurch earthquakes, has been launched.

Antony Gough: City Progress

Antony Gough: City Progress

Thursday, 13 February 2014 12:08 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Developer Antony Gough talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about how the Central City has had negativity towards the pace of the rebuild.

Silence on heritage buildings fate

Silence on heritage building's fate

Thursday, 13 February 2014 11:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch heritage advocate has condemned the owners of the Public Trust Building for their silence saying it feels like ''deals are being done behind closed doors''.

Up to 500 prefab homes for Chch

Up to 500 prefab homes for Chch

Thursday, 13 February 2014 5:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch will be used as a testing ground for the construction of hundreds of "affordable" prefabricated homes.

Council may reopen closed buildings

Council may reopen closed buildings

Thursday, 13 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Some closed council buildings could be reopened if Christchurch City councillors follow through on plans to relax the rules on occupancy.

Delays spark anonymous $10m offer

Delays spark anonymous $10m offer

Thursday, 13 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An anonymous investor is willing to cough up $10 million to fast-track the reopening of a central Christchurch parking building.

St Albans hails workers village

St Albans hails workers' village

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 11:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

A temporary workers' village is set to be operating in St Albans by the end of this year.

Citys poor housing is human rights concern

City's poor housing is human rights concern

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 11:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

A concerted effort needs to be made before the winter to identify every vulnerable household in Christchurch, the Human Rights Commission says.

Reopening on cards for closed buildings

Reopening on cards for closed buildings

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 11:32 p.m. by MediaStuff

Some closed council buildings could be reopened if Christchurch City councillors follow through on plans to relax the rules on occupancy.

St Albans News now online

St Albans News now online

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

February’s newsletter can be downloaded from here. We know that many people are still battling insurance companies and EQC and nothing is happening with their homes but Lucas Lormans went out with his camera and snapped some of the building (retail and residential) that is going on. And what will happen with the Edgeware Village […]

St Albans News Feb 2014 online

St Albans News Feb 2014 online

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

February’s St Albans News can be downloaded from here -click on the image. We know that many people are still battling insurance companies and EQC and nothing is happening with their homes but Lucas Lormans went out with his camera and snapped some of the building (retail and residential) that is going on. And what […]

CTV News   Wednesday 12 February

CTV News Wednesday 12 February

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 7:40 p.m. by MediaCTV

Key recommendations from today’s Committee of the Whole meeting

Key recommendations from today’s Committee of the Whole meeting

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 7:01 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council’s Earthquake Recovery Committee of the Whole held its first meeting of 2014 today. Following were the key matters considered and recommendations the Committee will make to the Council:

Christchurch consents costs worrying

Christchurch consents costs worrying

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 6:41 p.m. by PRNews

The increases - which may double from July - will significantly affect developments and the entire rebuild, affecting the whole city as a result.

Christchurch Mayor encouraging potential investors

Christchurch Mayor encouraging potential investors

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 6:40 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Mayor of Christchurch is encouraging potential investors wanting to invest in New Zealand to see Christchurch in the context of the whole region, where the Canterbury economy has remained very strong.

Christchurch can be model for innovation, sustainable growth

Christchurch can be model for innovation, sustainable growth

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 6:38 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Speech: The Treasury

Over $10 Billion Paid By Insurers for Canterbury Earthquake

Over $10 Billion Paid By Insurers for Canterbury Earthquake

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 6:36 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Press Release: Insurance Council of New Zealand

Modern, open plan houses do worse in quakes

Modern, open plan houses 'do worse in quakes'

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 3:00 p.m. by MediaOneNews

"Traditional" homes often did much better in the Canterbury quakes than modern "open plan" houses, new research shows.

Visual Artist Ian Strange Turns More Homes into Art in ‘FINAL ACT’

Visual Artist Ian Strange Turns More Homes into Art in ‘FINAL ACT’

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 2:01 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular