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Real Time Travel Information

Real Time Travel Information

Monday, 3 February 2014 3:17 p.m. by Transport4chch

Real time travel data is currently being collected on the following routes: 

SCIRT traffic update week starting 3 February 2014: schools back first term

SCIRT traffic update week starting 3 February 2014: schools back first term

Monday, 3 February 2014 1:28 p.m. by SCIRT Popular

Press Release:SCIRT

Small quake for Christchurch

Small quake for Christchurch

Monday, 3 February 2014 10:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

The magnitude 3.5 earthquake was recorded at 10.01am today.

Please be careful if your property is subject to Hazards

Please be careful if your property is subject to Hazards

Monday, 3 February 2014 10:28 a.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

Please be careful when considering cash settlements if your land is subject to hazards. 

Insurer should ask why so many are dissatisfied

Insurer should ask why so many are dissatisfied

Monday, 3 February 2014 7:56 a.m. by MediaStuff

Why are so claimants many unhappy?

Why are so claimants many unhappy?

Monday, 3 February 2014 7:56 a.m. by MediaStuff

Southern No Response queries unhappiness

Southern No Response queries unhappiness

Monday, 3 February 2014 7:56 a.m. by MediaStuff

Rethinking the demolition of a house

Rethinking the demolition of a house

Monday, 3 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Creatives were summoned last week to transform all of the materials from a demolished red-zoned house in Christchurch into ''beautiful objects of use''.

City urged to take harder line

City urged to take harder line

Sunday, 2 February 2014 8:48 p.m. by MediaThePress Recommended

An insurance expert is calling on the Christchurch City Council to refuse building consents for quake repairs that do not address flood risk.

Jack and Pack, Notching the Bearers and Easing Doors and Windows

Jack and Pack, Notching the Bearers and Easing Doors and Windows

Sunday, 2 February 2014 6:58 p.m. by PRNews Recommended Popular

Release: Adrian Cowie, Registered Professional Surveyor

Press Release 1 February 2014 – Southern Response – Current As New Definition

Press Release 1 February 2014 – Southern Response – Current As New Definition

Sunday, 2 February 2014 5:06 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

Release 1 February 2014   Adrian Cowie, Registered Professional Surveyor   Southern Response confirm that Jack and Pack, Notching the Bearers and Easing Doors and Windows does not conform to their policy wording   The press release on the Southern Response website published 22 January 2014 and titled “Current “As New” Definition” gives some much […]

Quake stress hurting our young

Quake stress hurting our young

Saturday, 1 February 2014 9:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

Red-zone land may be bought forcibly

Red-zone land may be bought forcibly

Friday, 31 January 2014 11:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Compulsory acquisition of red-zone properties not sold to the Crown is a possibility once the future use of the written-off land is decided, Canterbury's earthquake recovery boss says.

Stadium deal critical - Christchurch mayor

Stadium deal critical - Christchurch mayor

Friday, 31 January 2014 11:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council is putting heat on its insurer to settle its claim on the former AMI Stadium because it says it is "core critical" to its financial position.

Chch to be city of lanes and courtyards?

Chch to be city of lanes and courtyards?

Friday, 31 January 2014 11:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch will become a city of laneways and courtyards if trends evident early in the rebuild continue, architects and developers say.

Trends suggest a city of nooks and crannies

Trends suggest a city of nooks and crannies

Friday, 31 January 2014 11:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch will become a city of laneways and courtyards if trends evident early in the rebuild continue, architects and developers say.

Public to vote on Major Cycleways route names

Public to vote on Major Cycleways route names

Friday, 31 January 2014 5:06 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Public voting opens tomorrow on finalists to be considered as route names for Christchurch’s Major Cycleways.

Time runs out for Christchurch red zoners

Time runs out for Christchurch red zoners

Friday, 31 January 2014 4:54 p.m. by Media3News

Red zone residents who rejected a Government offer to buy their property will be hit with penalty taxes from tomorrow.

CanCERN Newsletter #113 - 31 January 2014

CanCERN Newsletter #113 - 31 January 2014

Friday, 31 January 2014 4:31 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

Governors Bay Road Weight restriction lifted for some vehicles-Updated 4.15pm

Governors Bay Road Weight restriction lifted for some vehicles-Updated 4.15pm

Friday, 31 January 2014 4:15 p.m. by Transport4chch

Governors Bay Road between Rapaki and Dyers Pass Road should reopen by 6pm tonight to: Class 1 vehicles only (under 44,000kg) It will remain CLOSED to vehicles requiring overweight or overdimension permits. This restriction supersedes area wide permits for this …

Inconvenience Store: proposals now welcomed, due 18 Feb

Inconvenience Store: proposals now welcomed, due 18 Feb

Friday, 31 January 2014 2:11 p.m. by GapFiller

Call for Proposals Due: Tuesday 18 February, 9am Gap Filler is creating a hybrid between a store and an art project or residency to explore the theme of (in)convenience as it relates to our city, and we’d like you to be a part of it. Thanks to Life in Vacant Spaces (LIVS), we are temporarily […]

UPDATE: Inconvenience Store: new proposal deadline, due 19 Feb @ 9am

UPDATE: Inconvenience Store: new proposal deadline, due 19 Feb @ 9am

Friday, 31 January 2014 2:11 p.m. by GapFiller

Download the application form here (but ignore the stated deadline): Inconvenience Store – Call For Proposals Call for Proposals Due: Tuesday 18 February, 9am Gap Filler is creating a hybrid between a store and an art project or residency to explore the theme of (in)convenience as it relates to our city, and we’d like you […]

UPDATE: Inconvenience Store now open (March 4)

UPDATE: Inconvenience Store now open (March 4)

Friday, 31 January 2014 2:11 p.m. by GapFiller

Find info about the Call for Proposals below. The Inconvenience Store project page can be found HERE!   Download the application form here (but ignore the stated deadline): Inconvenience Store – Call For Proposals Call for Proposals Due: Tuesday 18 February, 9am Gap Filler is creating a hybrid between a store and an art project […]

Young achiever

Young achiever

Friday, 31 January 2014 1:13 p.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Art and planters enhance Edgeware site

Art and planters enhance Edgeware site

Friday, 31 January 2014 12:58 p.m. by GovtCCC

History has been recaptured in artwork at a vacant site in Edgeware Village.

Real-time travel information turned on

Real-time travel information turned on

Friday, 31 January 2014 12:32 p.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists on State Highway 1 and 76 driving into and around Christchurch have access to real-time travel information from today (Friday, 31 January) 

Quake land could be used for parks - Key

Quake land could be used for parks - Key

Friday, 31 January 2014 11:46 a.m. by Media3News

The Government will soon start talking to Christchurch City Council about what to do with red zone land that can't be built on.

Southern Response not appealing Rout Rebuild judgement

Southern Response not appealing Rout Rebuild judgement

Friday, 31 January 2014 11:45 a.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Routs win $673,330 over Southern response offer of $263,205

Routs win $673,330 over Southern response offer of $263,205

Friday, 31 January 2014 11:44 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Public to have say on red-zone future

Public to have say on red-zone future

Friday, 31 January 2014 11:42 a.m. by MediaStuff

Worcester Boulevard closure for Charter Parade Sat 1 February

Worcester Boulevard closure for Charter Parade Sat 1 February

Friday, 31 January 2014 10:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Worcester Boulevard between Montreal and Cambridge Tce will be closed on Saturday 1st Feb from  11am to approx 2pm for a Charter Parade. The Parade will start at approximaately 1230 to 1240pm at Christ College and will march from Christ …

Recovery milestone reached today with final flat land red zone settlements

Recovery milestone reached today with final flat land red zone settlements

Friday, 31 January 2014 7:58 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

As the final settlement day is reached for flat land residential red zone property owners, a significant milestone can be marked in the recovery, says the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority chief executive Roger Sutton.

Dalziel to Govt: pick up the tab

Dalziel to Govt: pick up the tab

Friday, 31 January 2014 6:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government should pick up the $1 million-a-month tab for maintaining essential services in the red zone, Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

D-day for Christchurch red zone residents

D-day for Christchurch red zone residents

Friday, 31 January 2014 6:20 a.m. by Media3News

 

Christchurch in 2014: How will it look?

Christchurch in 2014: How will it look?

Thursday, 30 January 2014 5:43 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch is about to enter the fourth year of its Earthquake Recovery Programme.

Gaiety Hall and Mona Vale Homestead to be restored

Gaiety Hall and Mona Vale Homestead to be restored

Thursday, 30 January 2014 5:23 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

A popular Christchurch heritage attraction and a well-loved community facility on Banks Peninsula are another step closer to re-opening after Christchurch City Council today (Thursday 30 January) agreed repair and strengthening work should go ahead.

Orion advises new prices reflecting ComCom decision

Orion advises new prices reflecting ComCom decision

Thursday, 30 January 2014 4:39 p.m. by OrionNZ Popular

Under the Commerce Act, the Commission regulates Orion’s prices. In November 2013, after review of the impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on Orion, the Commission announced future price and quality levels for Orion that the Commission considered appropriate and in the best long term interest of electricity consumers in the region.

Vero settles Ministry of Education claim

Vero settles Ministry of Education claim

Thursday, 30 January 2014 4:19 p.m. by GovtMOE Featured

Vero New Zealand, the lead insurer on the Ministry of Education claim in Christchurch, is pleased to announce the $200 million settlement.

Canterbury in home-building boom

Canterbury in home-building boom

Thursday, 30 January 2014 4:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 13,000 consents for new homes have been approved in Canterbury since the earthquakes first hit.

CRASH – Governors Bay Road – CLOSED – Updated as at 4pm

CRASH – Governors Bay Road – CLOSED – Updated as at 4pm

Thursday, 30 January 2014 3:55 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Governors Bay Road between Dyers Pass Rd and Omaru Road is closed due to a crash involving a truck rolling earlier today.

Reid Stiven interviewed on Newstalk ZB

Reid Stiven interviewed on Newstalk ZB

Thursday, 30 January 2014 12:01 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

 

Floor Area of your property

Floor Area of your property

Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:43 a.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

The term floor area has a legal definition as per the New Zealand building code. 

$200m payout for quake damaged Christchurch schools

$200m payout for quake damaged Christchurch schools

Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:24 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Ministry of Education is to receive a $200 million payout from insurer Vero for quake damage to Christchurch schools allowing rebuilding to pick up pace, ministers said this morning.

No appeal in Rout v Southern Response

No appeal in Rout v Southern Response

Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:00 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

There is to be no appeal from the High Court decision in Rout v Southern Response.  The effect is that the judgment’s comments about the need to restore a house to its “as new” floor level remain unchallenged.   This is positive for insureds in their disputes with insurance companies and EQC.  It now makes 

$200 million settlement for Canterbury schools

$200 million settlement for Canterbury schools

Thursday, 30 January 2014 10:17 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

How not to repair a heritage building in the Christchurch CBD part 137

How not to repair a heritage building in the Christchurch CBD part 137

Thursday, 30 January 2014 8:59 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1075 days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    

No tenants left for the CBD

'No tenants left for the CBD'

Thursday, 30 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Property developers warn buildings with "A-grade" rentals in the central business district cannot compete for tenants against cheaper, already-completed developments elsewhere. The warning comes as some developers and investors take their plans and money elsewhere in the face of high construction costs, reluctant tenants and uncertainty over car parking.

Animals Matter in a Disaster

Animals Matter in a Disaster

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 5:51 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Animals Matter in a Disaster

House-hunting: A year on with Malcolm and Nigel

House-hunting: A year on with Malcolm and Nigel

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 5:22 p.m. by Media3News

The story of two men in their 50s who have the mental age of toddlers resulted in an outpouring of love and respect for Alison, their mother.

Final chemical storage tank removed

Final chemical storage tank removed

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 3:58 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has today welcomed the removal of the final plastic chemical toilet disposal tank from Christchurch City.

NZ First calls for full quake payout

NZ First calls for full quake payout

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 1:11 p.m. by PRNews

New Zealand First is calling on the Government to make a full buyout of properties owned by Christchurch residents who were not insured or owned bare sections.

New shops planned for Ferrymead

New shops planned for Ferrymead

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 12:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Two new shopping complexes are planned for Ferrymead in Christchurch as the neighbourhood gets back on its feet.

Technology should improve design

Technology should improve design

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 10:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

 What do the following have in common: Brunelleschi's Dome in Florence, the Empire State Building, and the Mercedes-Benz Gullwing and Jaguar XK sports cars of the 1950s?

Quake repairs two-thirds done

Quake repairs two-thirds done

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Earthquake Commission is two-thirds of the way through repairing houses damaged by the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes in a contract managed by Fletcher Building.

Christchurch flushes away toilet tanks

Christchurch flushes away toilet tanks

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 5:38 a.m. by Media3News

Council fund plunges $175m

Council fund plunges $175m

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The cash-strapped Christchurch City Council has almost depleted a special $225 million fund established post-quake to pay for better facilities, roads and footpaths.

Council quake fund plunges $175m

Council quake fund plunges $175m

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The cash-strapped Christchurch City Council has almost depleted a special $225 million fund established post-quake to pay for better facilities, roads and footpaths.

Bank sees increase in building

Bank sees increase in building

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A lull in the number of consents for commercial and industrial buildings in Canterbury late last year is temporary, according to ASB Bank, which is forecasting a rapid rise in commercial construction over the next two years.

Lights out Moorhouse/Blenheim/Deans – take care

Lights out Moorhouse/Blenheim/Deans – take care

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 5:44 p.m. by Transport4chch

The light signals at the intersection of Moorhouse Ave, Deans Ave and Blenheim Rd are currently not working. A contractor is on the way but please drive with care through this intersection.

Red zoners apply to Govt for extension

Red zoners apply to Govt for extension

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 5:13 p.m. by Media3News

Residents still living in Christchurch's red zone have just three days left to leave their homes.