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Christchurch Transport - Cycling

Christchurch Transport - Cycling

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 7:43 p.m. by MediaCTV

UK Rebuild

UK Rebuild

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 7:31 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch Transport - Roller Skating

Christchurch Transport - Roller Skating

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 7:05 p.m. by MediaCTV

Homeless Update

Homeless Update

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 7:04 p.m. by MediaCTV

Kiosk Repair

Kiosk Repair

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 7:02 p.m. by MediaCTV

Arson victims insurance battle – AMI respond

Arson victim's insurance battle – AMI respond

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 6:35 p.m. by Media3News

The Hewer family have the misfortune of not only being victims of the earthquakes, but of an arson attack on their earthquake-damaged home.

Christchurch rebuild migrants face debts, cramped accommodation

Christchurch rebuild migrants face debts, cramped accommodation

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 5:29 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch is being rebuilt with Third World labour. But are these hard workers getting a fair go once they get here?

Signals out: Marshland/QEII intersection

Signals out: Marshland/QEII intersection

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 4:35 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that power is out at the Marshland/QEII Drive intersection. We advise to avoid this area if possible or drive safely and to expect delays.

Signals RESTORED: Marshland/QEII intersection

Signals RESTORED: Marshland/QEII intersection

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 4:35 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that power is has been restored to the Marshland/QEII Drive intersection and the traffic signals are now back working. Thanks for your patience.

Submission to the Draft Central City Plan, Vol 2

Submission to the Draft Central City Plan, Vol 2

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 3:58 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Submission to the Draft Central City Plan

Submission to the Draft Central City Plan

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 3:58 p.m. by GapFiller

Our . Explains a fair bit about what we’ve been working on, and how we’ve been trying to petition council to adapt a number of regulations to make temporary activities easier!

Gap Filler trust deed

Gap Filler trust deed

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 3:53 p.m. by GapFiller

 – if you’re starting a new charitable trust, feel free to use ours as a template; we cobbled it together from lots of different trust deeds, which are available if you search the register on the page.

Submission to the CCC Three Year Plan (2013)

Submission to the CCC Three Year Plan (2013)

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 3:42 p.m. by GapFiller

Bus Interchange site time-lapse 2014 - stage 2

Bus Interchange site time-lapse 2014 - stage 2

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 3:09 p.m. by GovtCCDU

This time-lapse video shows the foundation construction of the future Bus Interchange.

Bus Interchange time-lapse 2014 construction phase 2

Bus Interchange time-lapse 2014 construction phase 2

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 3:09 p.m. by GovtCCDU

This time-lapse video shows the foundation construction of the future Bus Interchange.

Is Christchurch a doughnut or a fruitcake?

Is Christchurch a doughnut or a fruitcake?

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 10:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

Concern that Christchurch is becoming a doughnut city - growth ringing an empty centre - misses the point.

Police Minister honours Chinese disaster workers

Police Minister honours Chinese disaster workers

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 10:41 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Vision for central city living released

Vision for central city living released

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 10:01 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The public is being invited to have its say on the vision for central city living in Christchurch.

All Right?  St Michael’s School Students sure are as they discover the Secret Recipe to Wellbeing!!

All Right? St Michael’s School Students sure are as they discover the Secret Recipe to Wellbeing!!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 8:52 a.m. by marketing_saintmichaels Featured Popular

A visit from All Rightie, Ciaran, resulted in St Michael’s students discovering they really are !

Avoid the kneejerk rebuild

'Avoid the kneejerk rebuild'

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An outspoken architectural critic with first-hand experience of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans hopes Christchurch will avoid the "rear-view mirror" effect as it gets back on its feet.

Town hall not top priority - Dalziel

Town hall not top priority - Dalziel

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The $127.5 million restoration of the Christchurch Town Hall is not a top priority for the city council because of its limited finances, Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

A childhood interrupted by quakes

A childhood interrupted by quakes

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Four years ago, they were in different schools and homes.

UK input seen as vital for citys rebuild

UK input seen as vital for city's rebuild

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

The $30 billion rebuild of post-earthquake Christchurch will race ahead if local firms team up with British firms experienced in major construction projects such as the London 2012 Olympics and Heathrow Airport redevelopment, says a UK government minister.

The latest designs for The Commons

The latest designs for The Commons

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:05 p.m. by GapFiller

      We’d like to share some of our plans for The Commons (Cnr Kilmore and Durham) with you. The Pallet Pavilion’s departure has allowed us to think about how the whole site, called The Commons, evolves and changes while we still have the ability to make use of the land. We’ve been doing […]

CRASH CLEARED – Marshland/Prestons Road 2051hrs

CRASH CLEARED – Marshland/Prestons Road 2051hrs

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 8:50 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

The crash site on Marshland Road just north of the Prestons Road intersection has now been cleared. Two-way traffic is now restored on Marshland Road.

CTV News - Tusday 15 July

CTV News - Tusday 15 July

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 7:17 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Chch Moving 15th July 2014

Keeping Chch Moving 15th July 2014

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 6:02 p.m. by MediaCTV

Instant Public Space w/ Alejandro Haiek-Coll –

Instant Public Space w/ Alejandro Haiek-Coll –

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 5:31 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Outside Centennial Pool, river side

Instant Public Space w/ Alejandro Haiek-Coll

Instant Public Space w/ Alejandro Haiek-Coll

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 5:31 p.m. by GapFiller

Who? Alejandro Haiek-Coll (Elam School of Fine Arts Artist in Residence in association with The Physics Room) in collaboration with Gap Filler Where? Outside Centennial Pool, river side What? Flat-deck trailer, seats, binoculars, umbrellas, plants, traffic cones, signage, fencing, bbq When? Monday, 15 July, 1 – 2pm ONLY Why? Visiting Venezuelan architect, Alejandro Haiek-Coll has spent a lot of […]

Service awards for Chinese quake workers

Service awards for Chinese quake workers

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 2:55 p.m. by Media3News

Police Minister Anne Tolley has presented service awards to five Chinese police staff who helped identify victims after the Christchurch earthquake.

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works Restrictions – 16 July

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works Restrictions – 16 July

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 2:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

The New Zealand Transport Agency will be undertaking essential maintenance works  in the Lyttelton Tunnel between the hours of 8pm and 6am for one day on: 16 July The night-time works will place restrictions on traffic flows through the tunnel, …

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 12:17 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch talks to Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel on the weeks issues

Making a spectacle of Christchurch demos

Making a spectacle of Christchurch demos

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 11:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

Making a spectacle of Christchurch demos

Making a spectacle of Christchurch demos

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 11:34 a.m. by MediaStuff

More than 2,400 ideas for new Central Library designers

More than 2,400 ideas for new Central Library designers

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 9:47 a.m. by GovtCCC

Architects designing Christchurch’s New Central Library are not short of inspiration thanks to more than 2,400 ideas gathered during the six-week long campaign.

Storm | Northland

Storm | Northland

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 9:46 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

What would you fix first in Christchurch?

What would you fix first in Christchurch?

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 8:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Frequent flooding, never-ending road works and constant demolition - post-quake Christchurch can be a frustrating city to live in. 

Church has big vision for site

Church has big vision for site

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Majestic Church wants to build a chapel, auditorium, art studios, cafe, apartments and a multi-storey parking building on the former Cranmer Court site.

New Brighton Road one way only between Bassett & Stour Drive – DELAYED now Thurs 17th July

New Brighton Road one way only between Bassett & Stour Drive – DELAYED now Thurs 17th July

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 1:17 a.m. by Transport4chch

Now Starting Thursday 17th July. New Brighton Road will  only be open to eastbound road users between Bassett/Avondale roundabout to Stour Drive. Westbound road users will be detoured via Stour Drive – Vivian St – Reginald St. The one way …

CTV Memorial

CTV Memorial

Monday, 14 July 2014 11:44 p.m. by MediaCTV

House Tanking

House Tanking

Monday, 14 July 2014 11:42 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch Transport - Driving

Christchurch Transport - Driving

Monday, 14 July 2014 11:39 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Chch Moving 14th July 2014

Keeping Chch Moving 14th July 2014

Monday, 14 July 2014 11:03 p.m. by MediaCTV

Lynched - Monday 14 July

Lynched - Monday 14 July

Monday, 14 July 2014 10:29 p.m. by ChrisLynch

CTV News   Monday 14 July

CTV News Monday 14 July

Monday, 14 July 2014 8:12 p.m. by MediaCTV

Canterbury LIVE   Monday 14 July

Canterbury LIVE Monday 14 July

Monday, 14 July 2014 7:51 p.m. by MediaCTV

Apprehension remains over flood-proof homes

Apprehension remains over flood-proof homes

Monday, 14 July 2014 4:49 p.m. by Media3News

The spray-on waterproof membrane trailed on a red-zoned house in Christchurch has successfully passed a floodwater test.

Storm | Great Barrier Island

Storm | Great Barrier Island

Monday, 14 July 2014 4:48 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

CTV building engineer apologises

CTV building engineer apologises

Monday, 14 July 2014 4:29 p.m. by Media3News

The engineer behind the design of the CTV building has apologised to families who lost loved ones in the building's collapse.

Sprouting from the Pallet Pavilion … grassroot businesses

Sprouting from the Pallet Pavilion … grassroot businesses

Monday, 14 July 2014 4:12 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Filler’s Pallet Pavilion gave a lot of grassroot businesses an opportunity that they might not have got otherwise.   Megan run Café Woohoo, before this she hadn’t even made a coffee! Alex and Martine started the Local Food Project and now run a restaurant at Shop Eight and Te Waka o Maui Watene Māori, […]

CTV engineer admits career over

CTV engineer admits career 'over'

Monday, 14 July 2014 4:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

The designer of the failed Canterbury Television (CTV) building has conceded his more than 40-year engineering career is "all but over".

Post-disaster building management guidance release

Post-disaster building management guidance release

Monday, 14 July 2014 1:27 p.m. by GovtDBH Popular


These guides were developed in response to the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission's recommendations around changes related to rapid building safety evaluations after a disaster. The guidance also allows for a more effective and efficient response in future events.

The key change is the shift away from the 'traffic light' system of red, yellow, and green placards to indicate the condition of a building. The colours that will instead be used are red, ye ...

$500 million paid out

$500 million paid out

Monday, 14 July 2014 1:26 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Who pays for unseen quake damage?

Who pays for unseen quake damage?

Monday, 14 July 2014 12:55 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury earthquake memorial

Canterbury earthquake memorial

Monday, 14 July 2014 12:00 p.m. by ArchitectureNow

Online registration is now open for those wanting to submit ideas for the formal memorial to the February 2011 Canterbury Earthquake – the first step in a three-stage process for choosing the memorial design.

EQC kept mum about asbestos-infected house

EQC kept mum about asbestos-infected house

Monday, 14 July 2014 11:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Angela Dawson and her three children lived in a house infested with asbestos for almost two years after the quakes.

Lawyer calls for CTV inquiry to be dropped

Lawyer calls for CTV inquiry to be dropped

Monday, 14 July 2014 10:50 a.m. by MediaStuff

The lawyer for CTV building designer David Harding has called for a hearing into his client's professional conduct to be abandoned.

Lawyer tries to block CTV collapse hearing

Lawyer tries to block CTV collapse hearing

Monday, 14 July 2014 10:50 a.m. by Media3News Popular

A lawyer for CTV building designer David Harding has tried to block a disciplinary hearing from examining his actions.

CTV engineer failed in his professional and ethical duty, hearing told

CTV engineer failed in his 'professional and ethical duty', hearing told

Monday, 14 July 2014 10:26 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch structural engineer David Harding re-registered with his professional body just five months after the CTV Building collapse, and failed to tell his assessors that he was behind its design 25 years earlier, a hearing has...