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Delays spark anonymous $10m offer

Delays spark anonymous $10m offer

Thursday, 13 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An anonymous investor is willing to cough up $10 million to fast-track the reopening of a central Christchurch parking building.

St Albans hails workers village

St Albans hails workers' village

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 11:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

A temporary workers' village is set to be operating in St Albans by the end of this year.

Citys poor housing is human rights concern

City's poor housing is human rights concern

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 11:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

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

Reopening on cards for closed buildings

Reopening on cards for closed buildings

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 11:32 p.m. by MediaStuff

Some closed council buildings could be reopened if Christchurch City councillors follow through on plans to relax the rules on occupancy.

St Albans News now online

St Albans News now online

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

February’s newsletter can be downloaded from here. We know that many people are still battling insurance companies and EQC and nothing is happening with their homes but Lucas Lormans went out with his camera and snapped some of the building (retail and residential) that is going on. And what will happen with the Edgeware Village […]

St Albans News Feb 2014 online

St Albans News Feb 2014 online

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

February’s St Albans News can be downloaded from here -click on the image. We know that many people are still battling insurance companies and EQC and nothing is happening with their homes but Lucas Lormans went out with his camera and snapped some of the building (retail and residential) that is going on. And what […]

CTV News   Wednesday 12 February

CTV News Wednesday 12 February

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 7:40 p.m. by MediaCTV

Key recommendations from today’s Committee of the Whole meeting

Key recommendations from today’s Committee of the Whole meeting

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 7:01 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council’s Earthquake Recovery Committee of the Whole held its first meeting of 2014 today. Following were the key matters considered and recommendations the Committee will make to the Council:

Christchurch consents costs worrying

Christchurch consents costs worrying

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 6:41 p.m. by PRNews

The increases - which may double from July - will significantly affect developments and the entire rebuild, affecting the whole city as a result.

Christchurch Mayor encouraging potential investors

Christchurch Mayor encouraging potential investors

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 6:40 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Mayor of Christchurch is encouraging potential investors wanting to invest in New Zealand to see Christchurch in the context of the whole region, where the Canterbury economy has remained very strong.

Christchurch can be model for innovation, sustainable growth

Christchurch can be model for innovation, sustainable growth

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 6:38 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Speech: The Treasury

Over $10 Billion Paid By Insurers for Canterbury Earthquake

Over $10 Billion Paid By Insurers for Canterbury Earthquake

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 6:36 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Press Release: Insurance Council of New Zealand

Modern, open plan houses do worse in quakes

Modern, open plan houses 'do worse in quakes'

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 3:00 p.m. by MediaOneNews

"Traditional" homes often did much better in the Canterbury quakes than modern "open plan" houses, new research shows.

Visual Artist Ian Strange Turns More Homes into Art in ‘FINAL ACT’

Visual Artist Ian Strange Turns More Homes into Art in ‘FINAL ACT’

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 2:01 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

 

Estuary Fest 2014 – Programme of Events

Estuary Fest 2014 – Programme of Events

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 1:41 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Maree Lucas: Housing Issues

Maree Lucas: Housing Issues

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

Maree Lucas talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the lack of support from the Government since loosing her husband in the CTV building.

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

Resealing 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 re-sealing 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 restrictions. Road …

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 Popular

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.