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Bower Avenue NOW OPEN between Sandy Avenue & Castletown Place – following emergency repair 1.35pm

Bower Avenue NOW OPEN between Sandy Avenue & Castletown Place – following emergency repair 1.35pm

Monday, 30 December 2013 1:32 p.m. by Transport4chch

Bower Ave has now reopened after remedial works were undertaken.  

Bower Avenue closed between Sandy Avenue & Castletown Place – detours in place – emergency repair

Bower Avenue closed between Sandy Avenue & Castletown Place – detours in place – emergency repair

Monday, 30 December 2013 9:29 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Bower Avenue has been closed between Sandy Avenue & Castletown Place due to the road surface collapsing this morning (30/12/13) Detours are in place via Palmers Road or Sandy Avenue. It is hoped the road will be reopened by early …

Futuristic Christchurch is emerging

Futuristic Christchurch is emerging

Monday, 30 December 2013 9:07 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

It has been a year of imagined futures in Christchurch.

New Years Eve Event – Hagley Park

New Years Eve Event – Hagley Park

Monday, 30 December 2013 8:30 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

The New Years Eve event in Hagley Park will take place from 6.30pm on Tuesday 31 December 2013. Parking for the event will be accessible from Harper Avenue. Street parking in the area will be restricted to assist with traffic …

Odd things left in red-zoned houses

Odd things left in red-zoned houses

Monday, 30 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

What do marijuana plants, prosthetic limbs and a Harry Potter-inspired broomstick have in common? They were all found in red-zoned homes by earthquake officials.

Wife dies before Port Hills home rebuilt

Wife dies before Port Hills home rebuilt

Saturday, 28 December 2013 12:30 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

After months of delays Ian Wallace and his children are one of the first families to move back into a rebuilt home on the Port Hills. Only they did it without his wife who died before seeing it completed. CHARLES ANDERSON reports.

Another year, another confused blur

Another year, another confused blur

Saturday, 28 December 2013 11:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Did another year of the earthquake recovery pass in something of a daze? Did 2013 have a pattern?

Making Christchurch dog-friendly

Making Christchurch dog-friendly

Saturday, 28 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

High Street between Cashel Street and Manchester Street – now one way

High Street between Cashel Street and Manchester Street – now one way

Friday, 27 December 2013 1:29 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

  Road users are advised that High Street between Cashel Street to Manchester Street is now open to one-way traffic.

CBD – Available Routes Map 4th January – 11th January

CBD – Available Routes Map 4th January – 11th January

Friday, 27 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    

Rebirth built on loyalty to home

Rebirth built on loyalty to home

Thursday, 26 December 2013 12:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Claimant waits as EQC fails to deliver

Claimant waits as EQC fails to deliver

Thursday, 26 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Christmas gift Richard McPhail was expecting the Earthquake Commission (EQC) to deliver never arrived.

Insurance battler wins her own fight

Insurance battler wins her own fight

Thursday, 26 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch City councillor will not stop advocating for Cantabrians struggling with insurance woes despite receiving the "best Christmas present ever".

No sterile precincts, please

No 'sterile precincts', please

Wednesday, 25 December 2013 12:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christmas support service hours

Christmas support service hours

Tuesday, 24 December 2013 11:15 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

A range of services will remain open through the Christmas and New Year holiday period in order to ensure Canterbury people in need can access the appropriate support and assistance.

People more important than buildings

People 'more important' than buildings

Tuesday, 24 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Having left Christchurch after surviving 10,000 earthquakes in a council flat that was badly damaged and in the red zone, I am disturbed by the fact that some want to spend mega money restoring old, badly-maintained buildings when there is now an opportunity to begin again.

Port Hills Geotech Newsletter

Port Hills Geotech Newsletter

Monday, 23 December 2013 2:38 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

 

Interim work plans for the CTV site, 23 December 2013

Interim work plans for the CTV site, 23 December 2013

Monday, 23 December 2013 2:23 p.m. by GovtCCDU

 

Chchs CTV site to be renovated

Chch's CTV site to be renovated

Monday, 23 December 2013 2:15 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The tall fences surrounding Christchurch's CTV building site will be pulled down next month.

CTV site to be more welcoming

CTV site to be 'more welcoming'

Monday, 23 December 2013 1:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

A temporary memorial will be created at the CTV site where 115 people died.

Interim work at CTV site to be complete for February anniversary

Interim work at CTV site to be complete for February anniversary

Monday, 23 December 2013 1:30 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Work will get underway next month at the former CTV Building site to provide a more welcoming environment for remembrance of those who lost their lives there.

Making Chch unique and fun

Making Chch 'unique and fun'

Monday, 23 December 2013 12:50 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Terrace concept starts to take shape

Terrace concept starts to take shape

Monday, 23 December 2013 11:31 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

My vision for Chch: Plea to give Christchurch a heart

My vision for Chch: Plea to give Christchurch a heart

Monday, 23 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 Imagine sitting among native plants and birds on the roof-top of a building looking out over the central city.

Five-star hotel with wow factor for city

Five-star hotel with 'wow factor' for city

Monday, 23 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch is to get a new five-star boutique hotel.

Street Art in Christchurch CBD December 2013

Street Art in Christchurch CBD December 2013

Sunday, 22 December 2013 5:51 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Street Art is taking over the central city where empty sections and bare walls dominate the landscape. It is so refreshing to see colour return to this great dark and at time depressing area. I had thought I signed off for the year but this stuff just has to be shared for those who cannot see it for themselves.

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 Popular






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 […]