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Are you happy with the Christchurch rebuild so far?

Are you happy with the Christchurch rebuild so far?

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 1:02 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A Treasury report has found the Christchurch anchor project programme - which includes a sports facility, convention centre and a stadium - has already missed key milestones. The report gave the programme a red rating, and said it...

Meetings discuss liquefaction vulnerability

Meetings discuss liquefaction vulnerability

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 12:07 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: Beulah Church, Springfield Road Time: December 4, 10-11.30am Description: EQC is hosting community meetings to explain how it determined qualification for properties previously identified as potentially having increased liquefaction vulnerability (ILV) land damage. The 90-minute meeting features presentations by …

Christchurch construction workers blamed for meth use increase

Christchurch construction workers blamed for meth use increase

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 11:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new survey blames Christchurch construction workers an increase in methamphetamine addiction in the city.

EQC: Canterbury Home Repair Programme – follow-up audit

EQC: Canterbury Home Repair Programme – follow-up audit

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 9:23 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

EQC: Canterbury Home Repair Programme – follow-up audit

EQC to host meeting on increased flooding vulnerability

EQC to host meeting on increased flooding vulnerability

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 9:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: Beulah Church, Springfield Road Time: January 20, 7-8.30pm Description: EQC is hosting another community meeting to explain how it determined qualification for properties previously identified as potentially having ILV land damage. Most of those affected have already received their …

EQC hosting meetings on increased liquefaction vulnerability

EQC hosting meetings on increased liquefaction vulnerability

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 9:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: Beulah Church, Springfield Road Time: January 20, 7-8.30pm Description: EQC is hosting another community meeting to explain how it determined qualification for properties previously identified as potentially having increased liquefaction vulnerability (ILV) land damage. Most of those affected have …

EQC still lacking on customer service – report

EQC still lacking on customer service – report

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 6:14 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) still needs to improve how it deals with customers and their complaints, a report says.

Looking backwards, thinking forwards

Looking backwards, thinking forwards

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 3:58 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

This is the speech that Gap Filler Co-founder, Ryan Reynolds, gave at our 5th birthday party on 26 November 2015. 

Council foolish to sell City Care

Council foolish to sell City Care

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 3:31 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Christchurch City Council’s plan to sell 100 per cent of its infrastructure company, City Care, is “foolish in the extreme”, says Murray Horton, convenor of the group Keep Our Assets (KOA) “For a city that is undergoing a $46 billion …

New phase begins for residential red zones

New phase begins for residential red zones

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 2:19 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Today marks the start of a new phase in Christchurch's earthquake recovery, with responsibility for Crown-owned residential red zone properties transferring from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Agency (CERA) to Land Information New Zealand (LINZ).

New phase begins for residential red zones

New phase begins for residential red zones

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 1:46 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

 

Bill English brushes off Treasury report into anchor project viability

Bill English brushes off Treasury report into anchor project viability

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 1:21 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Finance Minister Bill English has criticised his own department's analysis of Christchurch's central city anchor projects, saying the language used in the damning reports is "probably a bit strong".

Report lessons will help EQC better meet the needs of customers

Report lessons will help EQC better meet the needs of customers

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 1:11 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Christchurch rebuild programme unachievable

Christchurch rebuild programme 'unachievable'

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 12:08 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A report that found a government programme to help rebuild Christchurch was looking unachievable is out of date, Finance Minister Bill English says.The Treasury report found the Christchurch anchor project programme, which includes...

Carols in Packe St park

Carols in Packe St park

Monday, 30 November 2015 7:09 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: Packe St Park Time: December 6, starting 4.30pm with carol singing at 5.30pm. Description: Family entertainment and food first followed by carol singing led by the St Albans Community Choir.

Greater transparency for Govt investment projects

Greater transparency for Govt investment projects

Monday, 30 November 2015 5:37 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Plans to sell City Care announced

Plans to sell City Care announced

Monday, 30 November 2015 5:21 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council will sell 100 per cent of City Care Limited through a competitive sale process starting in the New Year.

Anchor project delivery appears unachievable - Treasury report

Anchor project delivery appears 'unachievable' - Treasury report

Monday, 30 November 2015 4:26 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's once-bold central city recovery plan is hanging in the balance, with Treasury saying it now appears unachievable.

Mt Pleasant News 27 November 2015

Mt Pleasant News 27 November 2015

Monday, 30 November 2015 1:45 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Good Beer Doing Good Last Wednesday evening the Association launched its stunning range of boutique beers as part of a unique fundraiser to bring in much needed funds for the […]

Labour puts earthquake recovery on front bench

Labour puts earthquake recovery on front bench

Monday, 30 November 2015 11:22 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Labour's new Canterbury spokeswoman has been promoted to the front bench.

Get your updated Gap Map!

Get your updated Gap Map!

Monday, 30 November 2015 10:18 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Designed to help you explore the temporary creative projects in the city. 

Media statement in response to The Press

Media statement in response to The Press

Sunday, 29 November 2015 9:30 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

The following media statement was provided to The Press on 27th November 2015, in response to questions about the findings of a survey conducted in 2014.

Southern Response classified struggling customers as stoic or downhearted

Southern Response classified struggling customers as 'stoic' or 'downhearted'

Sunday, 29 November 2015 5:12 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

More than half of Southern Response customers who took part in a survey said life was a "struggle" and they felt "very bleak" about their future.

Government Responsibility – Insurance and Climate Change

Government Responsibility – Insurance and Climate Change

Sunday, 29 November 2015 10:48 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

This Saturday I participated in the climate change protest in Christchurch City. It was great to see the thousands who attended. I was struck by the difference in the crowd between climate change protestors who were out in force and …

St Albans News for December/January out this weekend

St Albans News for December/January out this weekend

Saturday, 28 November 2015 12:05 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The planned Papanui Parallel Cycleway is upsetting St Albans residents and business owners. Trafalgar St won’t be available for through traffic as it will have a double cul de sac in the middle. Berms and trees may disappear in some …

And the winner is …

And the winner is …

Friday, 27 November 2015 10:16 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

We’re very excited to announce that the winning design in the Commons Shelter Challenge is The Dock70! Thank you to everyone who has participated in the project so far – the designers, the ‘expert’ panel, our sponsors and you – the voters! And now for the exciting part: consent, sourcing materials and then BUILDING! If […]

Stalled rebuild projects threaten upper South Island tourist industry

Stalled rebuild projects threaten upper South Island tourist industry

Friday, 27 November 2015 9:39 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Canterbury tourism could be losing permanent ground to Queenstown while Christchurch's convention centre progress remain unclear, industry members say.

Council opens new centre in Halswell

Council opens new centre in Halswell

Friday, 27 November 2015 4:39 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

A distinctive new library and community facility opening tomorrow creates a hub for the fast-growing Halswell community.

The garden that love built: 2016 Gardena Gardener of the Year winner announced

The garden that love built: 2016 Gardena Gardener of the Year winner announced

Friday, 27 November 2015 3:46 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Canterbury woman Helen Coker has been named the 2016 Gardena Gardener of the Year by .

Great place to be: Five medium-sized buildings to debate

Great place to be: Five medium-sized buildings to debate

Friday, 27 November 2015 3:03 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

CERA Wind Up April 2016

CERA Wind Up April 2016

Friday, 27 November 2015 1:48 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

With the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) winding up in April 2016, work is now underway to transfer recovery responsibilities to other central and local government agencies, to ensure the long-term recovery and regeneration of greater Christchurch.

For a Locally Led Recovery: Change the Bill

For a Locally Led Recovery: Change the Bill

Friday, 27 November 2015 1:47 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

In April 2016, the legislation that enabled the creation of legally binding recovery plans and ministerial leadership over the post-quake recovery of Christchurch finishes. 

Hoping for an urban utopia

Hoping for an urban utopia

Friday, 27 November 2015 10:36 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Sing Carols at the Pa on December 4

Sing Carols at the Pa on December 4

Thursday, 26 November 2015 11:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: Rehua Marae, 79 Springfield Rd Time: December 4 6 – 8.30pm. Description: Carol singing, entertainment, prizes

Street works till the end of the year

Street works till the end of the year

Thursday, 26 November 2015 10:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Barbados St between Bealey Ave and Canon St is one-way southbound for a week. Northbound traffic can use Madras St. (interesting to note that SCIRT has categorised this as a “main route.” Do they know something about transport routes in …

UC funding agreement varied

UC funding agreement varied

Thursday, 26 November 2015 4:59 p.m. by CantyMuseum Popular

The University of Canterbury and the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Hon Steven Joyce have agreed to vary the funding agreement for the University of Canterbury signed 15 September 2014.

Housing New Zealand completes 5000 house repairs in Christchurch

Housing New Zealand completes 5000 house repairs in Christchurch

Thursday, 26 November 2015 2:19 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Release: Housing New Zealand

CrownCo promises to deliver Christchurchs rebuild dreams

CrownCo promises to deliver Christchurch's rebuild dreams

Thursday, 26 November 2015 11:36 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The man charged with overseeing Christchurch's anchor projects is promising to deliver on the "dreams and aspirations" expressed through the city's  campaign.

Interim Redcliffs decision announced

Interim Redcliffs decision announced

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 6:00 p.m. by GovtMOE Popular

Education Minister Hekia Parata has made an interim decision to close Redcliffs School in Christchurch because of ongoing concern about the unstable cliff behind the school.

Sumner surf clubs new landmark building

Sumner surf club's new landmark building

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 5:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sumner surf club aimed for landmark building

Sumner surf club aimed for landmark building

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 5:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

margaret-mahy-family-playground-christchurch-aerial-video-october-2015

margaret-mahy-family-playground-christchurch-aerial-video-october-2015

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 4:42 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

This flyover video, taken in October, shows the progress of the Margaret Mahy Family Playground under construction between the Avon River and Armagh Street. Once finished in December 2015, the Margaret Mahy Family Playground will connect the East Frame and Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River.

Deadline for Christchurch convention centre outcome?

Deadline for Christchurch convention centre outcome?

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 11:12 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Government will not say whether it has imposed a deadline on Christchurch's convention centre negotiations after months of silence and uncertainty.

Breathe developers rally to secure funding for Christchurch residential project

Breathe developers rally to secure funding for Christchurch residential project

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 12:54 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The would-be developers behind a central Christchurch residential development are rallying to secure funding despite missing a Crown-imposed timeline.

Tower posts loss on quake costs, hikes dividend

Tower posts loss on quake costs, hikes dividend

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 10:52 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Tower, the general insurer, posted an annual loss as it prepares for more expensive claims from the Canterbury spate of earthquakes, but raised its dividend payout to reflect a stronger underlying earnings performance. The Auckland-based...

First Govt accommodation nears completion

First Govt accommodation nears completion

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 9:49 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Vote now! 24 hours left to vote for your Commons Shelter!

Vote now! 24 hours left to vote for your Commons Shelter!

Monday, 23 November 2015 4:55 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

That’s right! Voting closes tomorrow, Tuesday 24 November, at midnight! Don’t delay! The finalists (in no particular order) are: Commons Unity Hub Dock70 Electric Eel Garden City Pavilion The Meeting House   The Commons Shelter criteria is: Must be relocatable. Will provide adequate space and shelter for 10-30 people in the event of rain. Must be […]

Woman who pinned her $472k theft on employer on post-quake trauma loses appeal

Woman who pinned her $472k theft on employer on post-quake trauma loses appeal

Monday, 23 November 2015 4:39 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A woman who stole nearly half a million dollars from her employer and claimed post-quake trauma was partly to blame has had an appeal against her jail sentence dismissed.

Woman who stole $472k from employer loses appeal

Woman who stole $472k from employer loses appeal

Monday, 23 November 2015 4:39 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A woman who stole nearly half a million dollars from her employer and claimed post-quake trauma was partly to blame has had an appeal against her jail sentence dismissed.

Mt Pleasant News 18 November 2015

Mt Pleasant News 18 November 2015

Monday, 23 November 2015 12:31 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Help retain Redcliffs School  Redcliffs school community needs your help to keep the pressure on Minister Parata to retain their wonderful school which has been serving generations of local children for decades. Do […]

Small victories worth celebrating

Small victories worth celebrating

Sunday, 22 November 2015 11:25 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

It's good to see a positive story in The Press about the rebuild, featuring one of our main contractors, Mike Greer Homes.

Court throws out $6.5m insurance offer for Henderson property

Court throws out $6.5m insurance offer for Henderson property

Sunday, 22 November 2015 4:54 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Bankrupt developer Dave Henderson's bid to revive a Christchurch building has helped scupper an insurance payout on the property.

Wanted: passionate community organiser for St Albans

Wanted: passionate community organiser for St Albans

Saturday, 21 November 2015 8:42 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

St Albans Community Organiser This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a passion for community led development and a desire to help shape the direction of the St Albans Community. The St Albans Residents Association (SARA) has been growing …

More good news for Christchurchs retail precinct

More good news for Christchurch's retail precinct

Friday, 20 November 2015 9:20 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's new retail precinct has had another big boost with one developer announcing a major tenant and another planning to make his building bigger to meet demand.

Warners Hotel could rise again in Christchurchs Cathedral Square

Warner's Hotel could rise again in Christchurch's Cathedral Square

Friday, 20 November 2015 9:06 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The American owners of Christchurch's Novotel hotel building in Cathedral Square want to rebuild Warner's Hotel next door.

Crown calls time on central Christchurch residential development

Crown calls time on central Christchurch residential development

Friday, 20 November 2015 7:32 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A major residential development in central Christchurch has fallen through after months of delays and silence.

New options to be explored for Crown owned site

New options to be explored for Crown owned site

Friday, 20 November 2015 6:56 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Christchurch Central Development Unit Director Baden Ewart says it is unfortunate the proposed developers of a residential demonstration project in central Christchurch have been unable to confirm the availability of the necessary funding, but he’s confident the land will be highly sought after by other parties.

CTV engineer inquiry not in public interest

CTV engineer inquiry 'not in public interest'

Friday, 20 November 2015 6:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

A full investigation into an engineer's involvement in the collapsed CTV building would not be in the public interest, a judge has heard.

New peek at Christchurch heritage project

New peek at Christchurch heritage project

Friday, 20 November 2015 2:11 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New artists' impressions give inside glimpses of how central Christchurch's McKenzie and Willis redevelopment will look.

Local Publisher Releases New Edition of ‘Then and Now’ Christchurch Photo Book

Local Publisher Releases New Edition of ‘Then and Now’ Christchurch Photo Book

Friday, 20 November 2015 1:10 p.m. by KeswinPublishing Featured Popular

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