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Vision accomplished for architect

Vision accomplished for architect

Monday, 3 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It is true to his vision, but it is not yet complete.

Aranui pupil wins Rika scholarship

Aranui pupil wins Rika scholarship

Monday, 3 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Quake victim Rika Hyuga's father welcomed Aranui High School student Joni Palmer, 17, into his home and heart while presenting her with a new scholarship to visit Japan.

The Political Landscape-  Nationally  and Locally 2014

The Political Landscape- Nationally and Locally 2014

Sunday, 2 March 2014 11:52 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

This year is another election year in New Zealand and my heart sinks at the prospect. 

THE COMMONS

THE COMMONS

Sunday, 2 March 2014 11:26 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

  Welcome to The Commons. The Commons is located on what used to be the site of the Crowne Plaza hotel, demolished in 2012. The site is now a hub of transitional activity built by the community, for the community and home to a number of post-quake organisations. Read on to find out more about […]

Brownlee fires salvo

Brownlee fires salvo

Saturday, 1 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Featured

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has fired a fresh salvo at the Christchurch City Council, suggesting it is in no state to lead the region's rebuild. 

Brownlee: Debunking myths and nonsense

Brownlee: 'Debunking myths and nonsense'

Saturday, 1 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Recommended Popular

OPINION: Gerry Brownlee

Answers at last for feisty widow

Answers at last for feisty widow

Saturday, 1 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Dot Boyd is 85, stoic and staunch.

CTV News   Friday 28 February

CTV News Friday 28 February

Friday, 28 February 2014 9:45 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 28th Feb. 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 28th Feb. 2014

Friday, 28 February 2014 5:47 p.m. by MediaCTV

CIAS and EQC Sign MoU

CIAS and EQC Sign MoU

Friday, 28 February 2014 4:38 p.m. by CIAS_ Featured Popular

Today CIAS (Canterbury Insurance Assistance Service) officially signed and MoU with EQC.

Canterbury Quakes Exhibition comes to Nelson

Canterbury Quakes Exhibition comes to Nelson

Friday, 28 February 2014 4:13 p.m. by GovtEQC

Park Terrace northbound closure extended

Park Terrace northbound closure extended

Friday, 28 February 2014 4:12 p.m. by Transport4chch

Works on Park Terrace are extending meaning the northbound closure will now run from Armagh Street to Salisbury Street. A detour is in place for northbound road users via Armagh Street, Cranmer Square, Montreal Street and Bealey Avenue.     …

Feb 28: RAD Bikes Youthtown Workshops

Feb 28: RAD Bikes Youthtown Workshops

Friday, 28 February 2014 2:39 p.m. by GapFiller

Over the next 8 weeks we are running a series of after school workshops for 8 students at Gap Fillers initiated RAD community Bike Workshop.  Richard and his team of volunteers at RAD will be helping students to recycyle a bike for their own use or if they have their own bike repair it and […]

RAD Bikes Youthtown Workshops

RAD Bikes Youthtown Workshops

Friday, 28 February 2014 2:39 p.m. by GapFiller

Over the next 8 weeks we are running a series of after school workshops for 8 students at Gap Fillers initiated RAD community Bike Workshop.  Richard and his team of volunteers at RAD will be helping students to recycyle a bike for their own use or if they have their own bike repair it and […]

Bealey Ave/Colombo Street – turn restrictions in place overnight and tomorrow

Bealey Ave/Colombo Street – turn restrictions in place overnight and tomorrow

Friday, 28 February 2014 2:28 p.m. by Transport4chch

A number of restrictions will be in place at the Bealey Ave/Colombo Street intersection tonight from 7pm, Friday 27th February, until approximately 1pm  Saturday 1st March. There will also be lane reductions on Bealey Avenue eastbound approaching the Colombo St/Bealey …

Feb 28: Summer Feast

Feb 28: Summer Feast

Friday, 28 February 2014 2:06 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler shared a very special evening with friends on Saturday 22 February, as they reflected on the last three years of creative projects in Christchurch and, of course, focusing on the much-loved Pallet Pavilion.   Partnering with Dalman Architecture, who themselves had much to remember as they were once residents of Durham Street in […]

Summer Feast

Summer Feast

Friday, 28 February 2014 2:06 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler shared a very special evening with friends on Saturday 22 February, as they reflected on the last three years of creative projects in Christchurch and, of course, focusing on the much-loved Pallet Pavilion.   Partnering with Dalman Architecture, who themselves had much to remember as they were once residents of Durham Street in […]

Shirley Road reconstruction work due to start Monday 3rd March

Shirley Road reconstruction work due to start Monday 3rd March

Friday, 28 February 2014 12:36 p.m. by Transport4chch

Roading reconstruction work will commence next week between Hills Road and Quinns Road. Works will start from near the Slater St intersection to the Emmett St intersection. Emmett St will remain open at this stage, however, will be closed when …

Firefighter drawn back to PGC site

Firefighter drawn back to PGC site

Friday, 28 February 2014 10:55 a.m. by MediaStuff

Convention centre plans could be downsized

Convention centre plans could be downsized

Friday, 28 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government's key anchor project - a Christchurch convention centre - could be downsized after "market sounding" suggested a 2000-seat venue was too ambitious, official papers released to the Green Party reveal.

$30m aquatic centre on hold

$30m aquatic centre on hold

Friday, 28 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors have been shocked by revelations insurance money they thought was available for a new aquatic facility for the east has already been spent.

Engineers work investigated

Engineers' work investigated

Friday, 28 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Five engineers are being investigated for "potential issues" with their work on four Christchurch properties approved after the September 2010 earthquake.

 NZ Supreme Court - Leave to Appeal - UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY v THE INSURANCE COUNCIL OF NEW ZEALAND

NZ Supreme Court - Leave to Appeal - UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY v THE INSURANCE COUNCIL OF NEW ZEALAND

Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:48 p.m. by PRNews Popular

UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY v THE INSURANCE COUNCIL OF NEW ZEALAND INCORPORATED [2014] NZSC 13 [26 February 2014]

Key decisions from todays Council meeting 27/2/2014

Key decisions from today's Council meeting 27/2/2014

Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:26 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council met today and the following key decisions were made:

Council to explore red-zone relocations for social housing

Council to explore red-zone relocations for social housing

Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:24 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council has agreed, in principle, to the relocation of residential red-zone houses onto Council land, given the potential to quickly and sustainably increase its available social housing.

CTV News   Thursday 27 February

CTV News Thursday 27 February

Thursday, 27 February 2014 8:15 p.m. by MediaCTV

City Nightlife

City Nightlife

Thursday, 27 February 2014 7:52 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 27 Feb. 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 27 Feb. 2014

Thursday, 27 February 2014 5:49 p.m. by MediaCTV

Wedding for couple brought together by quake

Wedding for couple brought together by quake

Thursday, 27 February 2014 3:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

Anna and Jamie were working in the same building in Christchurch, but didn't meet until the day of the February 22 earthquake.

Bealey Ave/Colombo Street – turn restrictions in place overnight

Bealey Ave/Colombo Street – turn restrictions in place overnight

Thursday, 27 February 2014 2:28 p.m. by Transport4chch

A number of restrictions will be in place at the Bealey Ave/Colombo Street intersection tonight from 7pm, Thursday 27th February, until approximately 7am Friday 28th February. There will also be lane reductions on Bealey Avenue eastbound approaching the Colombo St/Bealey …

New Chch buildings to be reviewed for negligence

New Chch buildings to be reviewed for 'negligence'

Thursday, 27 February 2014 1:48 p.m. by MediaHerald

The engineering design work done on four new Christchurch buildings will be reviewed for "negligence or incompetence", Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson announced today.It comes after issues were highlighted...

Prime Minister John Key: Part 1

Prime Minister John Key: Part 1

Thursday, 27 February 2014 1:32 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Prime Minister John Key talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about wide ranging issues.

Construction company investigated

Construction company investigated

Thursday, 27 February 2014 1:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

An official investigation has been launched into a Christchurch construction company which allegedly underpaid two migrants, and into the licensed immigration adviser who helped them obtain a visa.

2014: Ian Simpsons future commitments

2014: Ian Simpson's future commitments

Thursday, 27 February 2014 11:58 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

 

Stress after Major Trauma

Stress after Major Trauma

Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:33 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday March 12th: – Ron Chambers, Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Unit, CDHB An event that threatens your safety or makes you feel helpless is stressful.  

Lyttelton Tunnel Turns 50

Lyttelton Tunnel Turns 50

Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:01 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Today, Thursday 27 February, New Zealand’s longest road tunnel, the Lyttelton tunnis is celebrating its 50th birthday. 

UC quadcopter helping in the Christchurch rebuild

UC quadcopter helping in the Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 27 February 2014 9:57 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

A state of the art University of Canterbury (UC) quadcopter is helping provide video footage of earthquake damaged homes along clifftop edges in the Port Hills.

Drones film earthquake damage

Drones film earthquake damage

Thursday, 27 February 2014 7:53 a.m. by MediaStuff

Unmanned aerial drones are being used to film earthquake-damaged properties as demolition work progresses on Christchurch's Port Hills.

Heritage will not be demolished

Heritage will not be demolished

Thursday, 27 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The heritage-listed Public Trust Office in central Christchurch will not be demolished under the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act.

Owner in never-ending dance with units insurer

Owner in never-ending dance with unit's insurer

Thursday, 27 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Anne McDonald is tired of dancing with insurers over the rebuild of  her Christchurch flat.

EQC vows to clear information backlog

EQC vows to clear information backlog

Thursday, 27 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission still has an "eye-wateringly huge" backlog of official information requests but insists they will be cleared by April.

Owner in never-ending dance with insurer

Owner in never-ending dance with insurer

Thursday, 27 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Anne McDonald is tired of dancing with insurers over the rebuild of her Christchurch flat.

CTV News   Wednesday 26 February

CTV News Wednesday 26 February

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 10:19 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 26 Feb. 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 26 Feb. 2014

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 6:20 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 26th Feb. 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 26th Feb. 2014

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 6:20 p.m. by MediaCTV

EXPECT DELAYS – Traffic Signals Affected – South end of the CBD

EXPECT DELAYS – Traffic Signals Affected – South end of the CBD

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 4:44 p.m. by Transport4chch

Due to a cable being cut by a contractor, traffic signals in the south of the CBD have been affected. The Christchurch Transport Operations Centre have also lost use of a number of cameras in the area. Signals are still …

Surface structures will not deliver solutions to TC3 Eastern Suburbs category 8 and 9

Surface structures will not deliver solutions to TC3 Eastern Suburbs category 8 and 9

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 4:43 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

Here it is confirmed by Mike Stannard from MBIE that surface structures do not work in the Eastern suburbs where there is 30-40 m down to gravel. 

First sod turned on new Regional Council building

First sod turned on new Regional Council building

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 3:31 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Dame Margaret Bazley and Commissioners today hosted a ceremony where the Minister for the Environment Hon. Amy Adams turned the first ground at Environment Canterbury’s new central city office site.

Readers ideas for earthquake memorial

Readers' ideas for earthquake memorial

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 2:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

Readers have come up with a series of suggestions for earthquake memorials in Christchurch.

Cantabrian of the Week: Ken Hird

Cantabrian of the Week: Ken Hird

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 1:15 p.m. by MediaCTV

Thousands of insurer-managed Canterbury rebuilds underway

Thousands of insurer-managed Canterbury rebuilds underway

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 11:17 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Release: Insurance Council of New Zealand.

Bulk of Chch rebuilds, repairs unfinished

Bulk of Chch rebuilds, repairs unfinished

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 10:50 a.m. by Media3News

The Insurance Council's defending the time it's taking to complete expensive rebuilds and repairs.

New Northern Motorway on and off-ramps opened

New Northern Motorway on and off-ramps opened

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 10:22 a.m. by Transport4chch

The new $4.6 million on and off ramps for Christchurch’s Northern Motorway at the Lineside Road (State Highway 71)/Smith Street interchange, near Kaiapoi, were officially opened today (26 February). Today’s opening of the ramps, attended by Waimakariri MP Kate Wilkinson, …

Fatal site unsuitable for build

Fatal site 'unsuitable for build'

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 9:37 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch property where a bed-ridden elderly woman was killed by rockfall in the February 2011 earthquake was years earlier deemed unsuitable for building on, court documents reveal.

How Not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 139

How Not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 139

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 7:49 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1100 days 

Brian Rudman: CTV victims deserve corporate manslaughter law

Brian Rudman: CTV victims deserve corporate manslaughter law

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

On the third anniversary of the deadly February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, the police have retained engineering consultants Beca to assess the engineering issues arising from collapse of the modern CTV building.

Young couple want house back

Young couple want house back

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

When Justine Cooke began setting up a room for her new baby it did not feel permanent.

Young couple want house back

Young couple want house back

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

When Justine Cooke began setting up a room for her new baby it did not feel permanent.