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Merry Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

Saturday, 21 December 2013 8:05 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Merry Christmas.

CCC Facilities Rebuild - December Update

CCC Facilities Rebuild - December Update

Saturday, 21 December 2013 5:56 p.m. by FutureChristchurch Popular

 

Quake sites get a spruce-up

Quake sites get a spruce-up

Saturday, 21 December 2013 8:47 a.m. by MediaStuff

A survivor of the Canterbury Television building collapse has helped clean up the site before the holiday period.

New EQR boss impatient on repairs

New EQR boss impatient on repairs

Saturday, 21 December 2013 8:35 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's under $100,000 home repair programme has a new leader, Michele Creagh, whose job is to speed up the repairs and have them completed by the end of next year.

New EQR boss impatient on repairs

New EQR boss impatient on repairs

Saturday, 21 December 2013 8:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's under $100,000 home repair programme has a new leader, Michele Creagh, whose job is to speed up the repairs and have them completed by the end of next year.

Christchurch needs a heart

Christchurch needs a heart

Saturday, 21 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch needs a heart

Christchurch needs a heart

Saturday, 21 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Couple in limbo over rebuild

Couple in limbo over rebuild

Friday, 20 December 2013 11:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

An empty lot and overgrown weeds mark the spot where a Heathcote Valley cottage sat since the 1860s - like a memorial to a Christchurch couple's insurance woes.

Landlords profit from slow repairs

Landlords profit from slow repairs

Friday, 20 December 2013 11:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

"Exorbitant" rental prices are burning through insurance accommodation cover and into the pocket of Christchurch's private homeowners.

Re:Start mall vital to CBD - backers

Re:Start mall vital to CBD - backers

Friday, 20 December 2013 11:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

One of the founders of Christchurch's Re:Start container mall is vowing to "fight hard" to keep the popular shopping centre open.

A ray of giving

A ray of giving

Friday, 20 December 2013 4:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Ray White Next Step on Innes Road, in association with Rotary, has distributed 200 Christmas gifts to families who cannot afford Christmas. The gifts were gathered under the Christmas tree in the Ray White office. (This is just one of many places in the city where presents have been gathered in lieu of the tree […]

Roadwork sites displayed on the website map over the Christmas period

Roadwork sites displayed on the website map over the Christmas period

Friday, 20 December 2013 3:37 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Restrictions around roadworks combined with well deserved holiday breaks for contractors and workers over the Christmas and New Year period will see a number of road work sites removed during this time.

Second stage of Western Corridor upgrade opens

Second stage of Western Corridor upgrade opens

Friday, 20 December 2013 3:06 p.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists travelling along State Highway 1 to the west of Christchurch are enjoying better travel times with today’s opening – ahead of schedule – of the second section of the Western Corridor upgrade.

In the media: Chief Ombudsman takes hat off to EQC

In the media: Chief Ombudsman takes hat off to EQC

Friday, 20 December 2013 12:25 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Chris Lynch speaks to Leanne Curtis

Chris Lynch speaks to Leanne Curtis

Friday, 20 December 2013 12:20 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

CanCERN Spokesperson Leanne Curtis talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about how people with damaged homes are getting on especially with Christmas just on our door step.

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 5)

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 5)

Friday, 20 December 2013 12:06 p.m. by KrisV






CBD – Available Routes Map 20th December – 25th December

CBD – Available Routes Map 20th December – 25th December

Friday, 20 December 2013 12:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map.

CBD – Available Routes Map 25th December – 31st December

CBD – Available Routes Map 25th December – 31st December

Friday, 20 December 2013 12:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Please click here to download the network map – Available Routes Map    

Share your vision for Christchurch

Share your vision for Christchurch

Friday, 20 December 2013 10:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

Opportunity springs from disaster

Opportunity springs from disaster

Friday, 20 December 2013 10:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

When I signed the application for Christchurch to become part of the 100 Resilient Cities network established by the Rockefeller Foundation as its centennial challenge, I ended with these words:

Chief resilience officer sought

Chief resilience officer sought

Friday, 20 December 2013 9:59 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch was selected this month as one of the 33 cities worldwide to join the 100 Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities Network.

Re:Start mall may close in April

Re:Start mall may close in April

Friday, 20 December 2013 9:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

Re:Start's bright containers may close on April 22 after store owners were given a one-month extension.

Chch council faces quake cost crisis

Chch council faces quake cost crisis

Friday, 20 December 2013 8:31 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch City Council's share of earthquake rebuild costs was under-estimated and some of the work might have to be delayed.

Christchurch Central: Anchor Projects and Private Sector Progress

Christchurch Central: Anchor Projects and Private Sector Progress

Friday, 20 December 2013 8:14 a.m. by Transport4chch

The Christchurch Central: Anchor Projects and Private Sector Progress map highlights the Anchor Project cost sharing split between Crown and Local Government, known private sector development – both completed and under-construction within the four avenues. To see the map click …

Hereford Street between Cambridge Tce & Montreal west bound only for today 20 December

Hereford Street between Cambridge Tce & Montreal west bound only for today 20 December

Friday, 20 December 2013 7:59 a.m. by Transport4chch

Hereford Street between Cambridge Tce & Montreal west bound only for today 20 December while a concrete pour is completed on a building site.

Call for EQC management to go

Call for EQC management to go

Friday, 20 December 2013 12:20 a.m. by MediaStuff

The man who ran for the Christchurch mayoralty, standing for residents badly treated by organisations such as the Earthquake Commission, wants its Christchurch management to go after a damning report.

Insurance- material damage- multiple events-merger applies

Insurance- material damage- multiple events-merger applies

Thursday, 19 December 2013 8:32 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

In the decision of Crystal Imports Ltd v Lloyds Underwriters & anor [2013] NZHC 3513 on 19 December 2013 the High Court (Cooper J) considered the ability of an insured to recover under a material damage insurance policy for separate damage to an insured property during a single insurance policy period where the property was rendered 

Frosts Road now OPEN

Frosts Road now OPEN

Thursday, 19 December 2013 8:04 p.m. by Transport4chch

Frosts Road is now OPEN to traffic. Frosts Road was opened today as both Downer who are working at the southern end and Fulton Hogan who are working on the northern end had completed their work. The first cars started …

A Christchurch carol

A Christchurch carol

Thursday, 19 December 2013 6:57 p.m. by Media3News

Sharon and Roland from the Ng Gallery spent months restoring their quake damaged building only to have it zoned for demolition.

Dec 20: The return of the Dance-O-Mat to the city!

Dec 20: The return of the Dance-O-Mat to the city!

Thursday, 19 December 2013 5:33 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Filler’s very popular Dance-O-Mat project is up and running back in the central city as of this week. 

The return of the Dance-O-Mat to the city!

The return of the Dance-O-Mat to the city!

Thursday, 19 December 2013 5:33 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler’s very popular Dance-O-Mat project is up and running back in the central city as of this week. The Dance-O-Mat shares the vacant site on the corner of Gloucester and Colombo Streets with Julia Morrison’s artwork commissioned by CCC and realised as part of SCAPE 2013, Tree Houses for Swamp Dwellers. “The team and a […]

The Dance-O-Mat.

The Dance-O-Mat.

Thursday, 19 December 2013 5:33 p.m. by GapFiller

The Dance-O-Mat is a coin operated dance floor that anyone can use. A coin-operated ex-laundromat washing machine powers 4 speakers which surround a custom-made dancefloor. To use the Dance-O-Mat, bring any device with a headphone jack such as an Ipod, phone or Mp3 player and plug it into the converted washing machine, insert $2 to […]

The Dance-O-Mat

The Dance-O-Mat

Thursday, 19 December 2013 5:33 p.m. by GapFiller

The Dance-O-Mat is a coin operated dance floor that anyone can use. A coin-operated ex-laundromat washing machine powers 4 speakers which surround a custom-made dancefloor. To use the Dance-O-Mat, bring any device with a headphone jack such as an Ipod, phone or Mp3 player and plug it into the converted washing machine, insert $2 to […]

Dec 20, 2014 The Dance-O-Mat (Location No.4)

Dec 20, 2014 The Dance-O-Mat (Location No.4)

Thursday, 19 December 2013 5:33 p.m. by GapFiller

The Dance-O-Mat is a coin operated dance floor that anyone can use. A coin-operated ex-laundromat washing machine powers 4 speakers which surround a custom-made dancefloor. To use the Dance-O-Mat, bring any device with a headphone jack such as an Ipod, phone or Mp3 player and plug it into the converted washing machine, insert $2 to […]

UC business and law academics return to a permanent base for first time since the earthquakes

UC business and law academics return to a permanent base for first time since the earthquakes

Thursday, 19 December 2013 5:20 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

For the first time since the 2011 earthquake, University of Canterbury (UC) business and law staff have begun returning to a permanent base in the former Law building, on campus. 

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting - 19 December 2013

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting - 19 December 2013

Thursday, 19 December 2013 5:10 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Council seeks members for New Brighton group

Council seeks members for New Brighton group

Thursday, 19 December 2013 5:09 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council is calling for expressions of interest in a new community-led group to assist with the completion of a master plan for the recovery of New Brighton.

Copthorne Demolition Ocober 2013 Final

Copthorne Demolition Ocober 2013 Final

Thursday, 19 December 2013 4:18 p.m. by GovtCCDU

Interim findings from financial review released

Interim findings from financial review released

Thursday, 19 December 2013 4:16 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council is determined to find solutions to the considerable financial challenges it faces, Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

Seventeen social housing complexes earmarked for redevelopment

Seventeen social housing complexes earmarked for redevelopment

Thursday, 19 December 2013 2:41 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is pressing ahead with plans to prioritise 17 social housing complexes for redevelopment.

Environment Canterbury disappointed at decision not to approve Riccarton bus lounge

Environment Canterbury disappointed at decision not to approve Riccarton bus lounge

Thursday, 19 December 2013 2:25 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Commissioner Rex Williams says Environment Canterbury is disappointed at the decision of the Christchurch City Council this morning not to approve the Riccarton bus lounge proposal this morning.

Contract awarded for Chch state housing repairs programme

Contract awarded for Chch state housing repairs programme

Thursday, 19 December 2013 2:22 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced that Project Management Company MWH (New Zealand) had been awarded the contract to manage the minor repairs programme for 3600 earthquake damaged Christchurch state houses with less than $40,000 worth of damage.

Lyttelton Port settles with insurers

Lyttelton Port settles with insurers

Thursday, 19 December 2013 2:06 p.m. by Media3News

Lyttelton Port Co will be paid out $438.3 million plus GST by its insurers for the damage caused by the 2010/11 earthquakes.

Council adopts Ferry Road Master Plan

Council adopts Ferry Road Master Plan

Thursday, 19 December 2013 1:30 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has adopted a plan to support the recovery of the Ferry Road corridor from Fitzgerald Street to Ferrymead Bridge.

Temporary quake memorials approved

Temporary quake memorials approved

Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors have agreed to allow temporary remembrance markers to be placed on public sites where lives were lost in Christchurch's February 2011 earthquake.

EQC breached law with information delays

EQC breached law with information delays

Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:25 p.m. by Media3News

A report has found EQC hasn't met requirements under both the Official Information Act (OIA) and the Privacy Act.

EQC not meeting obligations, report finds

EQC not meeting obligations, report finds

Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:22 p.m. by MediaOneNews

The Earthquake Commission has not met its obligations to provide Canterbury residents with information in a timely manner, a report from the Ombudsman has found.

EQC over-complicated, risk-averse

EQC 'over-complicated, risk-averse'

Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) should have predicted the massive spike in official information requests it fielded after the Canterbury earthquakes, a damning official report reveals.

Ombudsman releases damning EQC report

Ombudsman releases 'damning' EQC report

Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) should have predicted the massive spike in official information requests it fielded after the Canterbury earthquakes, a damning official report reveals.

Council defers quake advice decision

Council defers quake advice decision

Thursday, 19 December 2013 11:42 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council has again deferred making a decision on whether it will fund an advisory service to help people locked in disputes with their insurers.

EQC implementing Ombudsman OIA recommendations

EQC implementing Ombudsman OIA recommendations

Thursday, 19 December 2013 11:24 a.m. by GovtEQC

Northern Motorway (SH1) Truck/trailer BLOCKING LANE – 8.40am

Northern Motorway (SH1) Truck/trailer BLOCKING LANE – 8.40am

Thursday, 19 December 2013 8:55 a.m. by Transport4chch

A truck and trailer has broken down on the southbound lane of the northern motorway (SH1) north of the Ohoka Bridge. It is reduced to one lane through this area so road users may experience delays. A tow vehicles in …

Crashes on Main North Road and Marshlands Road – Expect Delays

Crashes on Main North Road and Marshlands Road – Expect Delays

Thursday, 19 December 2013 7:39 a.m. by Transport4chch

  Road users heading into the city from the Northern Motorway are advised that there have been two seperate accidents this morning affecting both Southbound routes into the city. Crash on Main North Road which has restricted the Southbound lanes. …

Moving on after a lengthy battle

Moving on after a lengthy battle

Thursday, 19 December 2013 7:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

Olly Ohlson has decided to move on.

Ombudsman report on EQC out today

Ombudsman report on EQC out today

Thursday, 19 December 2013 2:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

The ombudsman will today release a report on EQC's slow handling of Cantabrians' requests for information about their earthquake-damaged homes as MPs question stonewalling by government departments.

Owners see red over deadline

Owners see red over deadline

Thursday, 19 December 2013 2:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

Almost 200 landowners must leave the red zone by the end of next month, but some have nowhere to go after being left stranded by insurance, legal and construction delays.

Paint Color Selection for Small Country Homes: Auckland Painters Guide

Paint Color Selection for Small Country Homes: Auckland Painters Guide

Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:45 a.m. by citywidedecorators1

Choosing color for your room is much like picking your favorite chocolate. You’ll only pick what you like and enjoy the most. The motive behind choosing the color should be to make the space look personal and appealing.

Action on consents processes

Action on consents processes

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 3:59 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Improvements in Christchurch City Council's consents' processes should be noticeable by March next year.

Greater Christchurch Education Renewal Programme – 2013 Year End Report to Schools and Early Childhood Services

Greater Christchurch Education Renewal Programme – 2013 Year End Report to Schools and Early Childhood Services

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 3:47 p.m. by GovtMOE Popular

Greater Christchurch Education Renewal Programme – 2013 Year End Report to Schools and Early Childhood Services

CRASH Russley Road – northbound past Yaldhurst intersection

CRASH Russley Road – northbound past Yaldhurst intersection

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 1:22 p.m. by Transport4chch

A crash north of Yaldhurst intersection on Russley Road may cause minor delays while the scene is cleared.