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Debate over city library, sports hub

Debate over city library, sports hub

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 1:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

Council staff are pushing for a new athletics track and sports hub in southwest Christchurch.

Four options for Chch Town Hall

Four options for Chch Town Hall

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 12:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

A report given to city councillors has recommended "maximum retention and restoration" of the Christchurch Town Hall.

Town Hall restoration takes 4 years

Town Hall restoration takes 4 years

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 12:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

Restoring the Town Hall to its former glory will take four years and cost an estimated $127.5 million.

Debate over Town Hall, city library, sports hub

Debate over Town Hall, city library, sports hub

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 12:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

Council staff are pushing for a new athletics track and sports hub in southwest Christchurch.

Reflections from the Fukushima Disaster

Reflections from the Fukushima Disaster

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 12:18 a.m. by stalbanscommunity



Four options for Town Hall

Four options for Town Hall

Monday, 12 August 2013 11:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

A world-class "library of the future" could be built in central Christchurch by the end of 2016.

Councillors consider Town Hall repair options

Councillors consider Town Hall repair options

Monday, 12 August 2013 10:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Options for repairing and restoring the Christchurch Town Hall are being presented to city councillors today.

Sustainable construction forum

Sustainable construction forum

Monday, 12 August 2013 5:50 p.m. by the_csbf Featured Popular

Lawyers cry foul over EQC rewiring stance

Lawyers cry foul over EQC rewiring stance

Monday, 12 August 2013 10:23 a.m. by EmpoweredChCh

EQC now requires homeowners to upgrade old wiring, at their own cost, before repairs can start. Find out why lawyers believe EQC is obligated to pay for re-wiring, not the homeowner…. read the full article, by Liz Mcdonald, The Press.

Day 903 - SCIRT - Moorhouse Ave - Central City / Sydenham - Stormwater repairs *Update*

Day 903 - SCIRT - Moorhouse Ave - Central City / Sydenham - Stormwater repairs *Update*

Monday, 12 August 2013 9:09 a.m. by addingtonaction

From SCIRT

Moorhouse Ave - Central City / Sydenham - Stormwater repairs *Update*




CTV Building site vandalised

CTV Building site vandalised

Monday, 12 August 2013 5:53 a.m. by Media3News

Vandalism of signs at the site of the CTV Building collapse has upset friends and loved ones of those who died there.

Inspiration for Christchurch

Inspiration for Christchurch

Sunday, 11 August 2013 9:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Developer Antony Gough stirred up debate when he accused Christchurch's urban design panel of favouring bland designs.

Plans for $89m central library

Plans for $89m central library

Sunday, 11 August 2013 9:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

The project brief for Christchurch's planned new $89 million central city library will be discussed tomorrow as the city council pushes forward with the government's rebuild plans.

Owner takes hands-on role in repair challenge

Owner takes hands-on role in repair challenge

Sunday, 11 August 2013 7:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Damage from the Canterbury earthquakes has had serviced apartment franchise owner Bess Thomson don a pair of overalls, a vest and a hard hat to take up the repair challenge.

Red zone dairy owners new beginning

Red zone dairy owners' new beginning

Sunday, 11 August 2013 5:51 p.m. by Media3News

Four months ago 3 News brought you the story of the Christchurch dairy owners forced to shut their doors because they were operating in the red zone.

Lawyers cry foul over EQC costs stance

Lawyers cry foul over EQC costs stance

Sunday, 11 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Legal experts have called the Earthquake Commission's refusal to pay for household rewiring ridiculous and unlawful.

Lives on hold in review wait

Lives on hold in review wait

Sunday, 11 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Port Hills homeowners still waiting for the results of a land-zoning review after Canterbury's earthquakes are questioning why the Government is analysing an updated report when it said earlier no new data would be considered.

Cathedral acoustics praise hits high note

Cathedral acoustics praise hits high note

Sunday, 11 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The acoustics of the new Anglican cardboard cathedral have so far pleased experts and audiences.

Lawyers cry foul over EQC costs stance

Lawyers cry foul over EQC costs stance

Sunday, 11 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Legal experts have called the Earthquake Commission's refusal to pay for household rewiring ridiculous and unlawful.

Lives on hold in review wait

Lives on hold in review wait

Sunday, 11 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Port Hills homeowners still waiting for the results of a land-zoning review after Canterbury's earthquakes are questioning why the Government is analysing an updated report when it said earlier no new data would be considered.

Lives on hold in zoning review wait

Lives on hold in zoning review wait

Sunday, 11 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Port Hills homeowners still waiting for the results of a land-zoning review after Canterbury's earthquakes are questioning why the Government is analysing an updated report when it said earlier no new data would be considered.

Lawyers cry foul over EQC rewiring stance

Lawyers cry foul over EQC rewiring stance

Sunday, 11 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Legal experts have called the Earthquake Commission's refusal to pay for household rewiring ridiculous and unlawful.

Lives on hold in zoning review wait

Lives on hold in zoning review wait

Sunday, 11 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Port Hills homeowners still waiting for the results of a land-zoning review after Canterbury's earthquakes are questioning why the Government is analysing an updated report when it said earlier no new data would be considered.

Lawyers cry foul over EQC rewiring stance

Lawyers cry foul over EQC rewiring stance

Sunday, 11 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Legal experts have called the Earthquake Commission's refusal to pay for household rewiring ridiculous and unlawful.

Charity moving houses out of the red zone

Charity moving houses out of the red zone

Sunday, 11 August 2013 4:08 p.m. by Media3News

Houses in Christchurch’s residential red zone are being bought for a bargain and then relocated to better land.

High Street August 2013… trapped in a time warp.

High Street August 2013… trapped in a time warp.

Saturday, 10 August 2013 6:08 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for  days – (since Feb 2011)

Rumblings of rebellion in Christchurch

Rumblings of rebellion in Christchurch

Saturday, 10 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress



A district where best of city and town merge

A district where 'best of city and town merge'

Saturday, 10 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress



Insurance disputes process failing Christchurch

Insurance disputes process failing Christchurch

Saturday, 10 August 2013 3:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Cancern has met with the insurance ombudsman to pass on these concerns.

Final offers sent to anchor project properties

Final offers sent to 'anchor project' properties

Saturday, 10 August 2013 12:00 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The agency responsible for building most of Christchurch's key central city projects is sending out final offers of purchase to landowners.

Southern Response - progress report to July 2013

Southern Response - progress report to July 2013

Saturday, 10 August 2013 8:02 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Animals in motion: pets after the quakes

Animals in motion: pets after the quakes

Saturday, 10 August 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Three worlds collided when the 7.1 earthquake shook Christchurch in September 2010.Massive forces bent faults below the Canterbury Plains, jolting a sleeping city awake at 4.35am. The other world - that occupied by animals - got...

Local government democracy and the future of Christchurch

Local government democracy and the future of Christchurch

Friday, 9 August 2013 10:35 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Subsequent talks include city councillor Rev Peter Beck talking about who tells who what to do, Canterbury District Health Board member Olive Webb on autocracy, Andrew Dickerson, former Chief Executive of Age Concern Canterbury Andrew Dickerson on planning for an ageing population in our new city. Associate Professor John Hopkins from the University of Canterbury’s Law School’s talk on September 18, considering whether earthquakes are bad for democracy, brings the series to a close.

Questions for St Albans election candidates

Questions for St Albans election candidates

Friday, 9 August 2013 8:46 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Is there a burning issue or a pointed question you would like to put before:

Local elections’ deadlines loom

Local elections’ deadlines loom

Friday, 9 August 2013 8:29 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

If you have moved but haven’t updated your details or enrolled as a new voter you have until next Friday to organise it. Otherwise you won’t receive voting papers in the mail. However, if you miss the deadline you can …

New Pump Bike Track

New Pump Bike Track

Friday, 9 August 2013 4:56 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre & Residents Association Inc Dear  Committee Re:  Ferrymead Park pump track This is to inform the Residents Association that the Council is working with the [...]

Final purchase offers sent to owners of rebuild land

Final purchase offers sent to owners of rebuild land

Friday, 9 August 2013 4:28 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Property owners who own land destined to be used for Christchurch's rebuild projects have been sent final purchase offers by the Government.

Chch property owners facing compulsory acquisition

Chch property owners facing compulsory acquisition

Friday, 9 August 2013 4:12 p.m. by Media3News

The Government has mailed its final payout offer to the few property owners left inside Christchurch's inner-city redevelopment zones.

SCIRT – 6 Month Work Schedule

SCIRT – 6 Month Work Schedule

Friday, 9 August 2013 2:53 p.m. by Transport4chch

SCIRT have released information regarding works they will be completing over the next 6 months. To download a PDF of this information please click here or to find more detailed information on indervidual sites please visit SCIRT’s website.  

Street-wise names a challenge

Street-wise names a challenge

Friday, 9 August 2013 12:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

Football players, horse trainers, bomber planes and nuns have all inspired new street names in Christchurch since the earthquakes.

Homeowners battle leaky claims

Homeowners battle 'leaky' claims

Friday, 9 August 2013 11:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is unfairly labelling homes as "leaky" even though the properties had no leaks or problems before the quakes, Cantabrians say.

Legal action delays $44m payout

Legal action delays $44m payout

Friday, 9 August 2013 11:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

The legal tussle between Civic Assurance and its reinsurers has left the Christchurch City Council $44 million out of pocket.

Moorhouse Ave – reduced lanes east bound next week

Moorhouse Ave – reduced lanes east bound next week

Friday, 9 August 2013 11:24 a.m. by Transport4chch

The overbridge on Moorhouse Avenue between Durham and Colombo will be reduced to one lane east bound for approximately three days from 13 August. The lane reduction could cause delays particularly in peak hours. Consider alternative routes where possible.

Moorhouse Ave – reduced lanes east bound from 13 August

Moorhouse Ave – reduced lanes east bound from 13 August

Friday, 9 August 2013 11:24 a.m. by Transport4chch

The overbridge on Moorhouse Avenue between Durham and Colombo will be reduced to one lane east bound for approximately three days from 13 August. The lane reduction could cause delays particularly in peak hours. Consider alternative routes where possible.

Manchester Street southbound closed between Kilmore & Peterborough Streets from 12 August

Manchester Street southbound closed between Kilmore & Peterborough Streets from 12 August

Friday, 9 August 2013 10:32 a.m. by Transport4chch

From Monday 12 August Manchester Street between Kilmore and Peterborough Streets will be restricted to northbound traffic only.  Detours in place for southbound traffic. Please follow signs or consider alternative routes. Wastewater works on Manchester Street are being carried out …

Night-time works Main Road, McCormacks Bay & Sumner – Stop/Go in place next week

Night-time works Main Road, McCormacks Bay & Sumner – Stop/Go in place next week

Friday, 9 August 2013 9:34 a.m. by Transport4chch

Two sets of roadworks will require Stop/Go traffic management on Main Road, Sumner from Monday 12 August. Road reinstatement and road marking will take place between 1900hrs – 0700 hrs on Main Road between Cliff Street and Clifton Terrace from Monday …

Night-time works Main Road, McCormacks Bay & Sumner – Stop/Go in place

Night-time works Main Road, McCormacks Bay & Sumner – Stop/Go in place

Friday, 9 August 2013 9:34 a.m. by Transport4chch

Two sets of roadworks will require Stop/Go traffic management on Main Road, Sumner from Monday 12 August. Road reinstatement and road marking will take place between 1900hrs – 0700 hrs on Main Road between Cliff Street and Clifton Terrace from Monday …

CBD – Available Routes Map – 10th – 17th August

CBD – Available Routes Map – 10th – 17th August

Friday, 9 August 2013 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly and is available via our website and The Press newspaper on Saturdays. Please click here to download the network map – Available Routes Map.

Day 900 - fruit & veggie orders

Day 900 - fruit & veggie orders

Friday, 9 August 2013 6:46 a.m. by addingtonaction


There are 568 orders from 20 of the 22 CSFVC distribution centers for fruit and veggie

  0 Addington Action
  0 Addington School
15 Bower Ave
25 Burnham
11 Comcare Addington
  1 CSCGT
40 Discovery
47 Eureka St
18 Hoon Hay Presbyterian
50 Manuka Cottage at Church Sq
50 Opawa Baptist
26 Pensacola Cres
29 Reformed Church in Hornby
14 Riccarton Community Church
24 Rolleston
25 Rowley Resource Centre
24 Salvation Army Sydenham ...

Rebuild pay likely to lure factory staff

Rebuild pay likely to lure factory staff

Thursday, 8 August 2013 7:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Manufacturers are worried that workers employed in their plants and factories will take the easy option and pick up paintbrushes or labouring tools for the Christchurch rebuild.

Community Update 8 August 2013

Community Update 8 August 2013

Thursday, 8 August 2013 7:03 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Apologies in advance Hi there. If you have sent in any information to go in the newsletter which is not in here it could be that it was lost in [...]

Are They Worth It?

Are They Worth It?

Thursday, 8 August 2013 2:41 p.m. by EQCTruths

 

McLeans Island Road to re-open to left-turning traffic only

McLeans Island Road to re-open to left-turning traffic only

Thursday, 8 August 2013 2:34 p.m. by Transport4chch

McLeans Island Road will tomorrow night be re-opened at the intersection with Johns Road (State Highway 1). Work at the intersection began five months ago as part of upgrading State Highway 1, from Hornby through to Belfast, into a four-lane …

Today’s Tale of EQC Troubles

Today’s Tale of EQC Troubles

Thursday, 8 August 2013 2:30 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

I received this horror story from yet another unhappy claimant.  Unfortunately, this story is typical of the things I receive from the victims of EQC.    EQC Truths    You asked for EQC sob stories and this is ours. We have a 300m square 2 story Rockcote house and we had an EQC assessor from […]

Community consulted on options to improve Curletts Road congestion

Community consulted on options to improve Curletts Road congestion

Thursday, 8 August 2013 2:15 p.m. by Transport4chch

The NZ Transport Agency is investigating options to improve traffic congestion along Curletts Road, between Blenheim Road and Main South Road. Curletts Road is a state highway and an important link both for commuters and freight, says the Transport Agency’s …

Hills Road between Warden and Dudley restored to two way

Hills Road between Warden and Dudley restored to two way

Thursday, 8 August 2013 11:49 a.m. by Transport4chch

Hills Road between Warden and Dudley Streets has been restored to two way access while works are carried out on Hendon Street and Guild Street by SCIRT contractors. Access to Hendon Street and Guild Street will not be possible from …

$11m for Chch rebuild safety programme

$11m for Chch rebuild safety programme

Thursday, 8 August 2013 11:22 a.m. by Media3News

The Government is putting $11 million into a health and safety programme for the Christchurch rebuild.

More funding for a safe Canterbury rebuild

More funding for a safe Canterbury rebuild

Thursday, 8 August 2013 11:18 a.m. by NickyWagner Popular

The Government will fund nearly $11 million over four years for a dedicated health and safety programme for the Canterbury rebuild.

Day 899 - SCIRT - Brougham Street - Opawa - Heathcote River Bridge repairs *Update*

Day 899 - SCIRT - Brougham Street - Opawa - Heathcote River Bridge repairs *Update*

Thursday, 8 August 2013 8:31 a.m. by addingtonaction

From SCIRT

Brougham Street - Opawa - Heathcote River Bridge repairs *Update*





This notice is an update for an and a .

We are now on the final stage which involves the removal of the existing abutments and approaches, construction of new approaches and jacking of the existing bridge onto the new abutments.


The final pile was driven in at the end of May. The pile work has taken longer than expected due to:

Earthquake-prone buildings

Earthquake-prone buildings

Thursday, 8 August 2013 7:42 a.m. by avonsidechch

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has published the media release for the policy decision on managing earthquake-prone buildings (here). Part of the release states: The new system is designed to strike a better balance between protecting people from harm in an earthquake and managing the costs of strengthening or removing earthquake prone buildings. When the