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Road reconstruction on Halswell Rd – Glovers to Leadleys Road – from Thursday 13 Feb

Road reconstruction on Halswell Rd – Glovers to Leadleys Road – from Thursday 13 Feb

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 1:25 p.m. by Transport4chch

From Thusday 13 February road reconstruction and resealing work will be taking place on Halswell Rd (SH75) between Glovers Rd and Leadleys Road. A variety of traffic management measures will be in place including Stop/Go, temporary traffic signals and speed …

Bleak outlook for Christchurch CBD

Bleak outlook for Christchurch CBD

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 12:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Stop worrying about Christchurch's CBD. Instead, embrace what the whole of Christchurch already has - space - and improve how we use it. Then export that knowledge to Asia.

Vulnerable homes need help before winter

'Vulnerable' homes need help before winter

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:19 a.m. by MediaStuff

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

Lawyers snub new justice precinct

Lawyers snub new justice precinct

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 8:27 a.m. by MediaThePress

Many of the top law firms relocating within Christchurch have chosen sites outside the planned justice and emergency services precinct.

The Terrace precinct growing

The Terrace precinct growing

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 7:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch developer Antony Gough's $140m Oxford Tce project is underway, adding new elements to the CBD's much-reduced city skyline.

Bitter twists for rezoned couple

Bitter twists for rezoned couple

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 5:31 a.m. by MediaOneNews

A late-night phone call rocked Heather Larson's world more than Christchurch's earthquakes.

Insurers blame others over delays

Insurers blame others over delays

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch homeowners say they have no confidence in insurers settling their earthquake claims before a promised deadline of 2016.

Blame, anger over claims rises

Blame, anger over claims rises

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch homeowners say they have no confidence in insurers settling their earthquake claims before a promised deadline of 2016.

Bitter twists for re-zoned couple

Bitter twists for re-zoned couple

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A late-night phone call rocked Heather Larson's world more than Christchurch's earthquakes.

Quake claimants thrash out strategy

Quake claimants thrash out strategy

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

More than 300 Christchurch homeowners met to air their grievances over the way insurer Southern Response has handled their earthquake claims.

Insurers blame others as anger over claims rises

Insurers blame others as anger over claims rises

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch homeowners say they have no confidence in insurers settling their earthquake claims before a promised deadline of 2016.

Go By Bike Day – Wednesday 12 Feb

Go By Bike Day – Wednesday 12 Feb

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 9:38 p.m. by Transport4chch

The NZ Transport Agency is urging Kiwis to get on their bikes tomorrow, as New Zealand celebrates the joys of pedal power to mark Go By Bike Day. 

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 8:13 p.m. by addingtonaction

New Contacts

New Contacts

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 8:12 p.m. by addingtonaction

The new contacts are:

addington action DAY 1086

addington action DAY 1086

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 7:59 p.m. by addingtonaction

Since Mike posted his last blog, there have been a number of changes in Addington Action Inc. On 18 December 2013, the members voted to close down Addington Action Inc, and form the CSFVC into an independent organisation.

A Transition Committee was elected chaired by Christine Blance, with Bonny Le Grice as secretary, Karen Foster as treasurer, Elaine Mayo as the CSVFC developer, and Teresa Bassett, Louise Deane, and Dianne Fitzgerald on the committee. The tasks of the Transit ...

CTV News   Tuesday 11 February

CTV News Tuesday 11 February

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 7:36 p.m. by MediaCTV

City of Ruin Has High Hopes for Boss Visit - Springsteen Tour

City of Ruin Has High Hopes for Boss Visit - Springsteen Tour

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 5:03 p.m. by PRNews

Civic leaders in Christchurch NZ invite Springsteen to unplug after tour

Answers to questions on statistics

Answers to questions on statistics

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 4:39 p.m. by SouthernResponse Recommended

Answers to questions on statistics

Snapshot For Today

Snapshot For Today

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 3:52 p.m. by Transport4chch

Lane reductions are in place around the intersection of St Asaph and Barbadoes Street. 

Unhappy claimants meet over Southern Response

Unhappy claimants meet over Southern Response

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 3:49 p.m. by MediaStuff

More than 300 Christchurch homeowners will meet tonight to air their grievances over the way insurer Southern Response has handled their earthquake claims. 

CERA CCDU National Roadshow

CERA CCDU National Roadshow

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 2:14 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Christchurch is entering a significant period of construction and infrastructure development and we want to ensure that our stakeholders have the best possible information about the rebuild.

Lianne Dalziel: Weekly Mayoral Chat

Lianne Dalziel: Weekly Mayoral Chat

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 12:14 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Christchurch City Mayor Lianne Dalziel talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the latest happenings with the city.

Peter Glasson: Southern No Response

Peter Glasson: Southern No Response

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 12:04 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

Peter Glasson from Southern No Response talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the meeting to be held tonight.

Insurance Ombudsman Providing Support to Christchurch.

Insurance Ombudsman Providing Support to Christchurch.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 11:15 a.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

By Karen Stevens, Insurance and Savings Ombudsman

Traffic Light Signals restored at Madras/Salisbury intersection

Traffic Light Signals restored at Madras/Salisbury intersection

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 6:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

The traffic light signals have been restored at the intersection of Madras and Salisbury Street.    

Asthmatic choked by dust

Asthmatic choked by dust

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Rebecca Hamilton Barclay speaks through clouds.

CTV News   Monday 10 February

CTV News Monday 10 February

Monday, 10 February 2014 8:35 p.m. by MediaCTV

New exhibition bursting, flipping and wobbling its way to ArtBox

New exhibition bursting, flipping and wobbling its way to ArtBox

Monday, 10 February 2014 7:17 p.m. by ArtBox

Christchurch Art Gallery Deputy Director Blair Jackson says the exhibition will offer a vivid sense of artists as makers — asking questions, taking risks and exploring the possibilities of their materials.

What can $110 million dollars buy

What can $110 million dollars buy

Monday, 10 February 2014 6:52 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

I was struggling to sleep the other night and was thinking about the Avon River Pricenct after speaking to Chris Lynch about it after the government started work on phase two. I then started to dream what I could do with the $110+ million it is going to eat away. So for a bit of something to do I have listed a couple of things that sort of dosh can buy. What would you buy? let us know below.

Roading 1402 10

Roading 1402 10

Monday, 10 February 2014 6:43 p.m. by MediaCTV

More residents back into their homes in 2014

More residents back into their homes in 2014

Monday, 10 February 2014 4:51 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

 

New Brighton Project Newsletter February 2014

New Brighton Project Newsletter February 2014

Monday, 10 February 2014 4:41 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

Opus profit slips on rising interest, tax

Opus profit slips on rising interest, tax

Monday, 10 February 2014 3:28 p.m. by Media3News

 

Frequent changes on the roads – plan your journey

Frequent changes on the roads – plan your journey

Monday, 10 February 2014 3:06 p.m. by Transport4chch

Christchurch motorists are being advised to plan their trips and where possible, avoid driving through the central city during peak hours as increased road works will see frequent changes occurring. “Major infrastructure rebuilds are getting underway within the four avenues …

Canteen Patients 1401 31

Canteen Patients 1401 31

Monday, 10 February 2014 1:58 p.m. by MediaCTV

Flatman: Needs your help!!

Flatman: Need's your help!!

Monday, 10 February 2014 11:53 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Flatman talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about needing the help of Cantabrians to secure votes, so he takes away money to use in our community.  For more information visit www.hubbards.co.nz  

Buried waste gets demolition company in trouble

Buried waste gets demolition company in trouble

Monday, 10 February 2014 10:17 a.m. by GovtECAN Popular

A company contracted to demolish earthquake damaged houses in Christchurch have pleaded guilty to two charges of unlawfully discharging contaminates and fined $10,000, as well as being ordered to pay $641 in costs.

Retaining walls involve complex legal issues

Retaining walls involve complex legal issues

Monday, 10 February 2014 9:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

We live on the hill. Our house has a fairly long drive, some of which is on council land and some on our section. It is supported by a long retaining wall. The wall partially collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake and was further damaged in June 2011. Our insurer is refusing to pay.

Durham Street South reduced to one lane from tomorrow (Tuesday)- Expect delays

Durham Street South reduced to one lane from tomorrow (Tuesday)- Expect delays

Monday, 10 February 2014 8:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Commencing Tuesday morning, 11th February, Durham Street will be reduced to one lane between Tuam Street and St Asaph Street for wastewater work. 

Durham Street South reduced to one lane between Tuam and St Asaph- Expect delays

Durham Street South reduced to one lane between Tuam and St Asaph- Expect delays

Monday, 10 February 2014 8:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Commencing Tuesday morning, 11th February, Durham Street will be reduced to one lane between Tuam Street and St Asaph Street for wastewater work. With schools back and increased traffic volumes in the Central City road users should expect longer delays …

Governors Bay Road Restrictions – Updated 10.2.14

Governors Bay Road Restrictions – Updated 10.2.14

Monday, 10 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Governors Bay Road is open to: Class 1 vehicles only (less than 44,000kg) Overdimension and overweight vehicles are strictly on application only. This restriction supersedes area wide permits for this road until further notice Updates will be posted here as …

Firms pack up as $90m boom ends

Firms pack up as $90m boom ends

Monday, 10 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

At its peak, an estimated 150 demolition companies vied for business in the city but as demolition is slowly replaced by construction, many are leaving or diversifying to pursue other projects.

Developers told to leave out the ego

Developers told to leave out the 'ego'

Monday, 10 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Cashed-up developers should scale back their projects to make them financially viable and attractive to tenants, experts say.

Southern No response Numbers Attending Means Move to Bigger Venue

Southern No response Numbers Attending Means Move to Bigger Venue

Sunday, 9 February 2014 9:56 p.m. by PRNews

An insurance company claimants meeting in Christchurch next Tuesday has had to move to a larger venue because so many people want to attend.

Volunteers repaint quake memorial chairs

Volunteers repaint quake memorial chairs

Sunday, 9 February 2014 3:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

A popular memorial to the 185 people who died in the February 2011 earthquake has been given a spruce up ahead of the disaster's third anniversary. 

Project back on track after mishap with bulldozer

Project back on track after mishap with bulldozer

Sunday, 9 February 2014 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

A group of retired tradesmen whose large workshop was accidentally bulldozed is celebrating a boost towards a replacement.

Christchurch Cardboard Transitional Cathedral

Christchurch Cardboard Transitional Cathedral

Saturday, 8 February 2014 5:57 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

The stone neo-Gothic Christchurch Cathedral was badly damaged in the 22nd February 2011 earthquake and to date, still stands in ruins, its future undecided. A Japanese architect by the name of Shigeru Ban designed a new building with an expected life span of approximately 50 years. This was opened in August 2013 and continues to draw crowds of tourists as well as worshippers.

It is constructed from wood and steel with cardboard cylinders lining the polycarbonate roof. The floor is polishe ...

Funding plan to help quake stress victims

Funding plan to help quake stress victims

Saturday, 8 February 2014 6:36 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cabinet will soon consider backing a new plan to help Cantabrians deal with post- earthquake mental health and relationship issues, which experts say emerge three years on from a disaster.

Hope for honest compromise over cathedral

Hope for honest compromise over cathedral

Friday, 7 February 2014 11:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Trust southern general manager Rob Hall said groups in favour of the cathedral's restoration had signalled they were prepared to talk about a "compromise solution".

Players differ on Christchurch CBD growth

Players differ on Christchurch CBD growth

Friday, 7 February 2014 11:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's top property players are painting a mixed picture of the central city - from one saying a vibrant CBD is unlikely in his lifetime to others feeling confident about the future.

CTV News   Friday 07 February

CTV News Friday 07 February

Friday, 7 February 2014 8:29 p.m. by MediaCTV

Bus stop closures this weekend and next week

Bus stop closures this weekend and next week

Friday, 7 February 2014 6:32 p.m. by Transport4chch

Route – Blue Line  – Area – Old Waimiakariri Bridge Date: Sunday 9 Feb at night only Info: From 6pm Sunday 9 February until 7am Monday 10 February only the Old Waimakariri Bridge will be closed. Buses will still travel …

Bus stop closures this week

Bus stop closures this week

Friday, 7 February 2014 6:32 p.m. by Transport4chch

Route: 23 Hyde Park / Woolston  -  Area – Garlands Rd Date: Monday 10 Feb onwards Info: From Monday 10 February all buses will detour away from Garlands Rd while road works are carried out. Buses travelling towards the city …

Durham Street South reduced to one lane next week – Expect delays

Durham Street South reduced to one lane next week – Expect delays

Friday, 7 February 2014 3:55 p.m. by Transport4chch

Commencing Tuesday morning, 11th February, Durham Street will be reduced to one lane between Tuam Street and St Asaph Street for wastewater work. With schools back and increased traffic volumes in the Central City road users should expect longer delays …

CanCERN Newsletter #114 - 7 February 2014

CanCERN Newsletter #114 - 7 February 2014

Friday, 7 February 2014 3:09 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

One of the most important leadership lessons is realizing you're not the most important 

Scarborough Water Playground design gets go-ahead from Community Board

Scarborough Water Playground design gets go-ahead from Community Board

Friday, 7 February 2014 3:01 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Work will start soon on the Scarborough Water Playground after the Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board gave the go-ahead to the final design today.

Park to replace demolished city high-rise

Park to replace demolished city high-rise

Friday, 7 February 2014 2:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Another central Christchurch high-rise is on the way down.

Park to replace demolished city high-rise

Park to replace demolished city high-rise

Friday, 7 February 2014 2:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

Another central Christchurch high-rise is on the way down.

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 29 (February 2014)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 29 (February 2014)

Friday, 7 February 2014 2:35 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Power Panel: Weekly Debate

Power Panel: Weekly Debate

Friday, 7 February 2014 2:09 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Sheryl Sutherland, Eugenie Sage and Clayton Cosgrove join Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch and discuss the week's issues.