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Work underway on new commercial and business park in Christchurch

Work underway on new commercial and business park in Christchurch

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 12:35 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Work on a multi-million-dollar light industrial multi-use business park in Christchurch is underway, with the first diggers breaking ground.

Justice and Emergency Services Precinct - extended fly-through Dec 2013

Justice and Emergency Services Precinct - extended fly-through Dec 2013

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 11:46 a.m. by GovtCCDU

An extended fly-through of the proposed Justice and Emergency Services Precinct to go on the Lichfield-Durham-Tuam Street block.

The Resilient City

The Resilient City

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 10:56 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

What is resilience. Well resilience is not remaining strong in the face of adversity – that’s Stoicism.

Cash Settlement

Cash Settlement

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 10:29 a.m. by GovtEQC

Committee recommends restoration of significant heritage landmark

Committee recommends restoration of significant heritage landmark

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 10:05 a.m. by GovtCCC

Committee recommends restoration of significant heritage landmark

Off-road cycle tracks way to go

Off-road cycle tracks way to go

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 9:14 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's healthy, economical, and good for the environment - so why aren't more of us getting on our bikes?

Bacon butties surprise workers

Bacon butties surprise workers

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 8:47 a.m. by MediaThePress

People dressed as giant bacon butties surprised road workers with the real deal.

Opawa Bridge – Stop/Go in place – Wednesday 11 December – from 7pm to complete sealing

Opawa Bridge – Stop/Go in place – Wednesday 11 December – from 7pm to complete sealing

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Opawa Bridge will function under a manual stop/go operation for the completion of sealing works which did not get completed over the weekend closure due to bad weather. The Stop/Go will be in place from 7pm on Wednesday 11 December …

Construction to surge ahead

Construction to surge ahead

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The biggest building and construction boom in 40 years in New Zealand is kicking off and tipped to peak in 2016 when $32 billion is forecast to be spent in that year, a new report says.

Low-deposit rule change welcomed

Low-deposit rule change welcomed

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 11:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new exemption to low-deposit mortgage rules is "great news" for builders and people looking to get a new home, says one of Christchurch's big building firms.

Going Under Canvas at Sumner – 1890s

Going Under Canvas at Sumner – 1890s

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 10:25 p.m. by LostChristchurch

During the past year or two it has been customary for a number of parties of young men to go into camp at Sumner for the summer months, and to come up to Christchurch during business hours. Special facilities for this purpose having been offered by the Christchurch Tramway Company, the number of camps has considerably increased this year, and at the present time there are some forty parties living under canvas there, comprising over a hundred persons. While some of the parties have been content ...

Call to relocate red zone houses

Call to relocate red zone houses

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 4:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

The council's housing committee will ask the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) to identify red-zoned homes suitable for relocation.

The Anglican Parish of Heathcote – Mt Pleasant

The Anglican Parish of Heathcote – Mt Pleasant

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 3:51 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

 

Orbiter,  Route 60 and Route 111 bus detours from tomorrow Wednesday 11 December

Orbiter, Route 60 and Route 111 bus detours from tomorrow Wednesday 11 December

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 3:49 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Route – Orbiter  Road – Frankleigh St Date – 11 Dec & 12 Dec 7pm – 7am daily (at night only) On Wednesday 11 December and Thursday 12 December all buses will be detouring at night between 7pm and 7am …

Information for Port Hills Residents

Information for Port Hills Residents

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 3:45 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

More Maori up-skill for the rebuild

More Maori up-skill for the rebuild

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 2:24 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch painter and decorator Tessa Gregory says enrolling in the He Toki ki te Rika (Māori trades training) programme at CPIT was one of the best decisions she has ever made.

EQCs survey reliable, review finds

EQC's survey reliable, review finds

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 2:14 p.m. by Media3News

An independent review has found EQC's surveys which excluded thousands of claimants were reliable.

Kua tae mai rā ngā hararei...

Kua tae mai rā ngā hararei...

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 9:30 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi






Red-zone ruling may allow insurers off the hook

Red-zone ruling may allow insurers 'off the hook'

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

A High Court decision denying a red-zoned couple's $1.3 million claim on a home that will never be rebuilt will be seen by insurers as a way to "get off the hook", says a legal expert.

Red-zone ruling allows insurers off the hook

Red-zone ruling allows insurers 'off the hook'

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

A High Court decision denying a red-zoned couple's $1.3 million claim on a home that will never be rebuilt will be seen by insurers as a way to "get off the hook", says a legal expert.

Opawa Bridge – Stop/Go in place – Tuesday 9 December – from 7pm to complete sealing

Opawa Bridge – Stop/Go in place – Tuesday 9 December – from 7pm to complete sealing

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Opawa Bridge will function under a manual stop/go operation for the completion of sealing works which did not get completed over the weekend closure due to bad weather.

Opawa Bridge – Stop/Go in place – Tuesday 10 December – from 7pm to complete sealing

Opawa Bridge – Stop/Go in place – Tuesday 10 December – from 7pm to complete sealing

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Opawa Bridge will function under a manual stop/go operation for the completion of sealing works which did not get completed over the weekend closure due to bad weather. The Stop/Go will be in place from 7pm on Tuesday 10 December …

Mona Vale and Municipal Chambers under-insured

Mona Vale and Municipal Chambers under-insured

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two of the city's most prized heritage buildings have been under-insured.

Millions to repair Mona Vale, Municipal Chambers

Millions to repair Mona Vale, Municipal Chambers

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two of the city's most prized heritage buildings have been under-insured.

Deadly building owners to be named

Deadly building owners to be named

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government is threatening to name and shame owners who have taken no action after a nationwide review of potentially deadly buildings.

Cera jobs boost fits workload

Cera jobs boost 'fits workload'

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has defended a big spike in its staff numbers, saying the jobs reflect the state of the recovery.

Council needs up to $5m to fix chambers

Council needs up to $5m to fix chambers

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An insurance shortfall means the Christchurch City Council will need to find between $3 million and $5m if it wants to stabilise and restore one of the city's most prized heritage buildings.

OECD information Cancern & WECAN Media Release for Human Rights abuses in Christchurch raising International awareness

OECD information Cancern & WECAN Media Release for Human Rights abuses in Christchurch raising International awareness

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:01 a.m. by WeCAN Popular

Canterbury Communities’ Earthquake Recovery Network (CanCERN)and Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network (WeCan)

UC to take pressure off the Christchurch housing market by building new accommodation for students

UC to take pressure off the Christchurch housing market by building new accommodation for students

Monday, 9 December 2013 6:19 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury (UC) announced today it plans to take some pressure off the Christchurch housing market by building accommodation for students in partnership with the private sector.

Christchurch pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

Christchurch pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

Monday, 9 December 2013 5:59 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Christchurch is joining cities around the world in paying tribute to the life of South African leader Nelson Mandela, with a public memorial service at 5.30pm on Thursday 12 December in the ChristChurch Transitional Cathedral.

Mayor Lianne Dalziel will be joined by the South African High Commissioner to New Zealand Zodwa Lallie and members of the local South African community in remembering Mr Mandela, who passed away on 5 December.

“I know the people of Chr ...

Quake checks clear buildings

Quake checks clear buildings

Monday, 9 December 2013 3:53 p.m. by Media3News

Engineering assessments have cleared more than two-thirds of the 342 buildings with similar structures to Christchurch's CTV building.

Opawa Bridge – Stop/Go in place – Tuesday 9 December – from 8pm to complete sealing

Opawa Bridge – Stop/Go in place – Tuesday 9 December – from 8pm to complete sealing

Monday, 9 December 2013 2:53 p.m. by Transport4chch

Opawa Bridge will function under a manual stop/go operation for the completion of sealing works which did not get completed over the weekend closure due to bad weather. The Stop/Go will be in place from 8pm on Tuesday 9 December …

Red zone claim entirely misguided

Red zone claim 'entirely misguided'

Monday, 9 December 2013 1:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

A red-zoned couple's claim for a $1.3 million payout from their insurer was ''entirely misguided'', according to a High Court decision released today.

CTV site to be tidied up

CTV site to be tidied up

Monday, 9 December 2013 1:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

He may have put his foot down over a temporary memorial, but Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has agreed to make the Canterbury Television (CTV) site presentable.

Gold accreditation for Canterbury Museum

Gold accreditation for Canterbury Museum

Monday, 9 December 2013 10:54 a.m. by CantyMuseum Popular

Bridge Street bridge – Closed to all road users – Friday 13 Dec-Monday 16 Dec

Bridge Street bridge – Closed to all road users – Friday 13 Dec-Monday 16 Dec

Monday, 9 December 2013 8:17 a.m. by Transport4chch

South Brighton’s Bridge Street bridge will be closed to all traffic, including pedestrians and cyclists, 13-16 December, from 6.30 pm Friday night to 6 am Monday morning.

Public Notice: Revocation of Proposed Change 1 to the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement

Public Notice: Revocation of Proposed Change 1 to the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement

Monday, 9 December 2013 6:00 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee, has decided to revoke Proposed Change 1 to the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement.

Dyson queries increase in Cera staffing

Dyson queries increase in Cera staffing

Monday, 9 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Staff numbers at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) have more than doubled in the past 18 months and more recruitment is planned next year.

Council approves theoretical repairs

Council approves theoretical repairs

Monday, 9 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Theoretical building consents are being issued to Christchurch homeowners disputing proposed earthquake repairs with their insurer.

Majestic Theatre to be demolished

Majestic Theatre to be demolished

Sunday, 8 December 2013 3:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

About 100 buildings are left to be demolished in Christchurch's central city.

Majestic Theatre to be demolished

Majestic Theatre to be demolished

Sunday, 8 December 2013 3:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

About 100 buildings are left to be demolished in Christchurch's central city.

High Street a NATIONAL Disgrace…..The forgotten precinct….

High Street a NATIONAL Disgrace…..The forgotten precinct….

Sunday, 8 December 2013 9:53 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Still waiting……

Calculate the cost of rebuilding: its easy!

Calculate the cost of rebuilding: it's easy!

Sunday, 8 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Dear Homeowners, good news!

Bitter experience with Southern Response

'Bitter experience' with Southern Response

Saturday, 7 December 2013 8:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

Claims company Southern Response is in the courts because it will not talk to customers, a businessman in charge of 1000 properties says.

Compensation call after unnecessary heartache

Compensation call after unnecessary 'heartache'

Saturday, 7 December 2013 1:52 a.m. by MediaStuff

Tessa Bowden and her family have been living in something of an island since their close-knit Lyttelton neighbourhood was zoned red.

Rout v Southern Response – Judge decides rebuild not repair

Rout v Southern Response – Judge decides rebuild not repair

Friday, 6 December 2013 8:44 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

In the judgment released 6 December 2013 in Rout v Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd [2013] NZHC 3262 Justice Gendall decided that Southern Response was in breach of  its policy obligations by wanting to settle the Routs’ claim, based on a repair cost of $263K.  The Court held that the insurance company was liable for 

Happy end for Christchurch rebuilder

Happy end for Christchurch rebuilder

Friday, 6 December 2013 7:19 p.m. by Media3News

Elizabeth Woods is having a very special party tonight.

 

She wanted to say thank you.

 

To the bricklayers, the plumbers, the builders, the friends and family who have helped to rebuild her home which was almost wiped away in the 2011 Christchurch quake.

 

Education Minister meets with Mayor of Christchurch

Education Minister meets with Mayor of Christchurch

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:44 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Today, Education Minister Hekia Parata met with Christchurch’s mayor Hon Lianne Dalziel to brief her on the 10 year programme of restoring and renewing schools in greater Christchurch following the earthquakes.

Christchurch City Council credit rating maintained

Christchurch City Council credit rating maintained

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:43 p.m. by GovtCCC

International credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s has reaffirmed Christchurch City Council’s financial rating as A+.

Carols at the Pā

Carols at the Pā

Friday, 6 December 2013 4:16 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Rehua Marae, Springfield Road >Time: December 6 6pm-8.45pm Description: Join the whānau at Rehua Marae for a celebration of Christmas! Non-stop entertainment including bands – Mana Whānau, Merchants of Flow and many others, individual and group artists, kapahaka and waiata.

Council opens two new car parks

Council opens two new car parks

Friday, 6 December 2013 3:31 p.m. by GovtCCC

Rare opportunity for transport in Christchurch, say Netherlands experts

Rare opportunity for transport in Christchurch, say Netherlands experts

Friday, 6 December 2013 3:22 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch has a rare opportunity to develop a better functioning transport network that incorporates a connected network of cycleways say two Dutch transport experts.

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust grants $1.5m to help children struggling post-quakes

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust grants $1.5m to help children struggling post-quakes

Friday, 6 December 2013 2:54 p.m. by EarthquakeAppeal Popular

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust is granting $1.5 million for social service providers to help increasing numbers of children, young people and their families still struggling psychosocially to recover from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Plan a significant milestone for Chch housing recovery

Plan 'a significant milestone' for Chch housing recovery

Friday, 6 December 2013 2:53 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the release of the Land Use Recovery Plan by Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.

Christchurch City Council endorses Land Use Recovery Plan

Christchurch City Council endorses Land Use Recovery Plan

Friday, 6 December 2013 2:49 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council endorses in principle the Land Use Recovery Plan (LURP) which has been approved by the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery today (Friday 6 December). 

LURP to provide speedy residential growth

LURP to provide speedy residential growth

Friday, 6 December 2013 2:06 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the creation of the Land Use Recovery Plan (LURP) will go a long way towards easing housing pressures, with new options for development across greater Christchurch.

Public Notice: Land Use Recovery Plan – Commencement

Public Notice: Land Use Recovery Plan – Commencement

Friday, 6 December 2013 1:10 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Pursuant to section 21(4)(b) of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011, the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery gives the following notice:

Public Notice: Amendments to the Regional Policy Statement

Public Notice: Amendments to the Regional Policy Statement

Friday, 6 December 2013 1:10 p.m. by GovtCera

Pursuant to section 27 (1)(a) of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011, the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery gives the following notice:

Real-time travel information on its way

Real-time travel information on its way

Friday, 6 December 2013 12:32 p.m. by Transport4chch

From next month, motorists on State Highways 1 and 76 driving into and around Christchurch will have access to real-time travel information.