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Community input wanted on Brighton pools plan

Community input wanted on Brighton pools plan

Friday, 14 October 2016 4:56 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Development Christchurch Limited (DCL), working alongside Christchurch City Council, has listened to the community and come up with ideas for upgrading the existing whale pool playground and developing a hot salt water pool facility.

First gathering space in Innovation Precinct complete

First gathering space in Innovation Precinct complete

Friday, 14 October 2016 4:16 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Popular

The first public spaces in the Innovation Precinct and wider South Frame are now ready for use with Ōtākaro Limited having completed Vanguard Square, Nurseryman Lane, Poplar Street and Ash Street.

Gap Filler’s FREE kids workshops during FESTA

Gap Filler’s FREE kids workshops during FESTA

Friday, 14 October 2016 12:00 p.m. by GapFiller

As part of FESTA 

One week til FESTA!!

One week til FESTA!!

Friday, 14 October 2016 11:42 a.m. by GapFiller

The Festival of Transitional Architecture is a vibrant weekend celebration of urban creativity and it’s happening in Christchurch this Labour Weekend (21-24 October)! The theme for this year’s festival is “We Have the Means, which focuses on citizen-initiated urban regeneration and sustainability through the reuse of waste materials in design. Enjoy spectacular large-scale architectural installations, […]

House value sites cant handle quake rebuilds

House value sites can't handle quake rebuilds

Thursday, 13 October 2016 5:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Websites offering free property valuations have admitted they can't cope with the Christchurch rebuild.

Overkill central Christchurch intersection has 19 lights

'Overkill' central Christchurch intersection has 19 lights

Thursday, 13 October 2016 2:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

A central Christchurch intersection will soon be controlled by 19 traffic light poles, with one local business owner reminded of the busy streets of Tokyo.

Johnny Moore: East Frame stall another broken promise

Johnny Moore: East Frame stall another broken promise

Thursday, 13 October 2016 11:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: This week's news that another large for an undefined period is no good.

Mount Pleasant Centre – Opening October 2016

Mount Pleasant Centre – Opening October 2016

Thursday, 13 October 2016 9:55 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

The Mount Pleasant Centre will be opening in October 2016.

Inside Englefield: Owner dreams of restoring ruined Christchurch lodge

Inside Englefield: Owner dreams of restoring ruined Christchurch lodge

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 10:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Shaune​ Wylie is clinging to his vision for Englefield Lodge.

Inside Englefield: Owner dreams of restoring decimated Christchurch lodge

Inside Englefield: Owner dreams of restoring decimated Christchurch lodge

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 9:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Shaune​ Wylie is clinging to his vision for Englefield Lodge.

Overkill central Christchurch intersection has 18 lights

'Overkill' central Christchurch intersection has 18 lights

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 8:56 p.m. by MediaStuff

A central Christchurch intersection will soon be controlled by 18 traffic light poles, with one local business owner reminded of the busy streets of Tokyo.

Bealey Ave resealing next stage in roading programme

Bealey Ave resealing next stage in roading programme

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 4:19 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The 10-year road resealing programme is part of a wider Council strategy of ongoing repairs and maintenance to roads, underground pipes and footpaths after the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) winds down at the end of the year.

Central Christchurchs east frame residential development delayed

Central Christchurch's east frame residential development delayed

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 8:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction of homes in Christchurch's east frame has been delayed just days after the mayor declared it her priority to increase the central city's population to 20,000.

Work starts on $22m public space in frame

Work starts on $22m public space in frame

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 8:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work is about to begin building the public spaces in central Christchurch's east frame.

Creative Christchurch tech company returns to CBD

Creative Christchurch tech company returns to CBD

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 3:31 p.m. by PRNews

Christchurch technology company Global Office is back in the central city for the first time since the February 2011 earthquake.

Work starting on East Frame public space

Work starting on East Frame public space

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 2:25 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Featured Popular

This week Ōtākaro Limited begins work on what will be the third largest park in central Christchurch – the East Frame public space.

Regenerate Christchurch Appointment Announcements

Regenerate Christchurch Appointment Announcements

Monday, 10 October 2016 11:04 p.m. by Regenerate Popular

Regenerate Christchurch is pleased to announce that we have appointed three of the five members of the Regenerate Christchurch Executive Leadership Team.

Ailing Bertelle Smyth not alone as fellow Sumner unit owners fork out

Ailing Bertelle Smyth not alone as fellow Sumner unit owners fork out

Monday, 10 October 2016 9:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

About 30 Sumner unit owners are stuck paying thousands of dollars in rates for land they cannot live on, as they remain in a standoff with IAG over an insurance payout.

Earthquake Commission call backs hit 10,000, but figure not publicised

Earthquake Commission call backs hit 10,000, but figure not publicised

Monday, 10 October 2016 8:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Calls for the Earthquake Commission (EQC) to investigate supposed defective repairs surpassed 10,000 by the end of the financial year.

EQC defective repairs surpass 10,000, but figure not publicised

EQC defective repairs surpass 10,000, but figure not publicised

Monday, 10 October 2016 12:48 p.m. by EQCFix

THE PRESS
October 10 2016

EQC Winner of Continuous Improvement Award

EQC Winner of Continuous Improvement Award

Monday, 10 October 2016 8:36 a.m. by GovtEQC

Bars produce research to fight disruption claims

Bars produce research to fight disruption claims

Sunday, 9 October 2016 7:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Most central city residents have not experienced raucous behaviour stemming from Victoria St businesses, according to just-released research commissioned by bars and restaurants trading in the area.

New Southern Response customers will have to complete own repairs from June 2017

New Southern Response customers will have to complete own repairs from June 2017

Friday, 7 October 2016 7:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response will not manage repairs and rebuilds for customers who enter its construction programme after June next year, and will offer cash settlements instead.

Christchurch faces a battle of the bars

Christchurch faces a battle of the bars

Friday, 7 October 2016 6:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Fears Christchurch will soon reach hospitality overload

Fears Christchurch will soon reach hospitality overload

Friday, 7 October 2016 5:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hospitality outlets in Christchurch are close to or have already surpassed pre-quake levels, and old industry hands predict some will have to fight for survival as competition hots up.

Lowering of donut marks sweet moment in restoration of Christchurch Town Hall

Lowering of donut marks sweet moment in restoration of Christchurch Town Hall

Friday, 7 October 2016 5:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

A 2.6-tonne donut has been gently lowered from its home high above the Christchurch Town Hall auditorium in a landmark moment for the restoration of the historic performance venue.

New video - Lyttelton

New video - Lyttelton

Friday, 7 October 2016 12:22 a.m. by SouthernResponse

This video documents the settlement process so far for some of our Lyttelton-based customers, as the community recovers from the earthquakes.

Announcement - Construction Programme

Announcement - Construction Programme

Thursday, 6 October 2016 10:06 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Today we are announcing that we are setting a deadline of 30 June 2017 to enter our building programme, with signed build contracts, if you would like our team to manage your repair or rebuild for you.

Sir Bob Parker and Chinese investors back $70m building in Christchurch health precinct

Sir Bob Parker and Chinese investors back $70m building in Christchurch health precinct

Thursday, 6 October 2016 7:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sir Bob Parker and Chinese investors are behind a new health research facility in Christchurch.

Risk Otakaro will not reach deal to sell Christchurch convention centre

Risk Otakaro will not reach deal to sell Christchurch convention centre

Thursday, 6 October 2016 6:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Crown is concerned it will have to buy Christchurch's convention centre back off Otakaro if the company fails to find a buyer.

Architecture: Christchurchs new plywood palace

Architecture: Christchurch's new plywood palace

Thursday, 6 October 2016 5:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

New Zealands first pod hotel could halt sleepovers at Christchurch Airport

New Zealand's first pod hotel could halt sleepovers at Christchurch Airport

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch Airport hopes New Zealand's first pod-style hotel will help solve the problem of passengers bunking down in its terminal.

Ailing owner living on the breadline as rates for demolished Sumner units pile up

Ailing owner 'living on the breadline' as rates for demolished Sumner units pile up

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 8:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

An ailing, elderly woman has been financially stripped by mounting council rates and penalties for land she cannot live on.

New Brighton Pier repair to start in February

New Brighton Pier repair to start in February

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 6:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council has awarded the job of repairing the New Brighton Pier to Fulton Hogan.

$20m New Brighton apartment plan in doubt

$20m New Brighton apartment plan in doubt

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 7:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

New Brighton's planned $20 million waterfront apartment development is struggling for cash, throwing the future of the project into doubt.

Christchurch water course plans in 2017, but red zone funding remains mirky

Christchurch water course plans in 2017, but red zone funding remains mirky

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 6:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The group lobbying for an international water course in Christchurch's east wants to have a proposal in front of Regenerate Christchurch in the first half of 2017.

Christchurch water course plans in 2017, but red zone funding remains murky

Christchurch water course plans in 2017, but red zone funding remains murky

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 6:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The group lobbying for an international water course in Christchurch's east wants to have a proposal in front of Regenerate Christchurch in the first half of 2017.

Canterbury earthquake engineers win international honour

Canterbury earthquake engineers win international honour

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 4:39 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Two University of Canterbury (UC) earthquake engineers have been honoured at an American convention for the world-class excellence of their post-quake research assessing liquefaction hazards in Christchurch.

Crown Owned Land and Rates

Crown Owned Land and Rates

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 3:11 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

A question that has come up multiple times in the campaign has been does the government pay rates on land in the central city that it has purchased under the blueprint. The question came up again when i made a statement about the terrible state of Wilsons Carparks in the central city. The example below isnt crown owned land but there are many Wilsons Parks on crown owned land. 

Red Zone Whispers

Red Zone Whispers

Monday, 3 October 2016 8:07 p.m. by OpawahoHeathcote Popular

Whispers that announcements would come this week by Regenerate Christchurch, regarding the Red Zone, were grasped eagerly by many local and Global (Ex- Cantab) people, and none more so than the Opawaho-Heathcote River Network.

New Christchurch hotels on track to deliver almost 400 guest rooms

New Christchurch hotels on track to deliver almost 400 guest rooms

Monday, 3 October 2016 5:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Two new hotels which will open a combined total of nearly 400 rooms in central Christchurch have passed milestones.

Soup: Spring

Soup: Spring

Monday, 3 October 2016 12:46 p.m. by GapFiller

Christchurch convention centre deal: How it went pear-shaped

Christchurch convention centre deal: How it went pear-shaped

Monday, 3 October 2016 10:36 a.m. by MediaHerald

Official documents have revealed for the first time what contributed to the soured convention centre deal between the Government and Plenary Conventions New Zealand.Treasury documents released under the Official Information Act...

The battle with EQC still rages

The battle with EQC still rages

Sunday, 2 October 2016 2:48 p.m. by EQCFix

People in the North Island, quite sincerely, often ask me how we are getting on now that the earthquakes have stopped.

Tone deaf exit of EQC boss Ian Simpson hits the wrong note

Tone deaf exit of EQC boss Ian Simpson hits the wrong note

Sunday, 2 October 2016 2:45 p.m. by EQCFix

In the news that Earthquake Commission (EQC) chief executive Ian Simpson would be leaving his job at the end of the year, one word shone like a beacon.

Friends of Abberley Park group being set up

Friends of Abberley Park group being set up

Sunday, 2 October 2016 1:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

A meeting to set set up a new group to look after residents’ interests in Abberley Park is being held at the St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St at 6.30pm on Monday, October 3. All welcome to attend.

FESTA 2016 releases programme of vibrant urban creativity for Labour Weekend

FESTA 2016 releases programme of vibrant urban creativity for Labour Weekend

Friday, 30 September 2016 4:35 p.m. by Festa Featured Popular

FESTA 2016 releases programme of vibrant urban creativity for Labour Weekend

Christchurch City Council to sell key Riccarton site

Christchurch City Council to sell key Riccarton site

Thursday, 29 September 2016 4:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council is selling the Riccarton site which was the subject of a failed land swap plan by mall giant Westfield.

Garry Moore: The battle with EQC still rages

Garry Moore: The battle with EQC still rages

Thursday, 29 September 2016 3:53 p.m. by MediaHerald

People in the North Island, quite sincerely, often ask me how we are getting on now that the earthquakes have stopped.

Volcanic eruption in Indonesia

Volcanic eruption in Indonesia

Thursday, 29 September 2016 2:44 p.m. by GovtEQC

FESTA needs the means for its headline event: reusable materials!

FESTA needs the means for its headline event: reusable materials!

Thursday, 29 September 2016 1:18 p.m. by Festa

FESTA needs the means for its headline event: reusable materials!

Regenerate Christchurch must focus on the big picture and people

Regenerate Christchurch must focus on the big picture and people

Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:58 a.m. by greeningtheredzone Popular

Regenerate Christchurch must stay focused on the big picture and people of Christchurch when planning for the Avon River red zone, says community group Greening the Red zone.

Residential red zone decisions a step closer

Residential red zone decisions a step closer

Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:55 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular


Geotech works begin towards re-opening Sumner Road

Geotech works begin towards re-opening Sumner Road

Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:33 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

Regenerate Christchurch Announcement Good News For Christchurch and Central Residents

Regenerate Christchurch Announcement Good News For Christchurch and Central Residents

Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:28 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Media Statement

First steps for Christchurch red zones announced, concrete plans yet to be made

First steps for Christchurch red zones announced, concrete plans yet to be made

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

New details about the future use of Christchurch's red zone are being hailed as progress, despite no completion date or funds for the project.

Concerns raised about Christchurch convention centre deal months before partnership broke down

Concerns raised about Christchurch convention centre deal months before partnership broke down

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 8:22 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Exits plans were under way months before the Government split from its Christchurch convention centre partner.