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Decision on uninsured, vacant and commercial land to wait for Supreme Court ruling

Decision on uninsured, vacant and commercial land to wait for Supreme Court ruling

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 11:34 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

A decision about the Crown offer made to owners of uninsured, insured commercial or vacant land of the residential red zone in the flat land will not be made until pending Supreme Court action is completed, says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority chief executive Roger Sutton.

Dealing with Asbestos - User Guide

Dealing with Asbestos - User Guide

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 11:13 a.m. by GovtEQC

 

Dealing with Asbestos - Homeowner Guide

Dealing with Asbestos - Homeowner Guide

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 11:13 a.m. by GovtEQC

Raf Manji and Yani Johanson

Raf Manji and Yani Johanson

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 11:10 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Councillors Raf Manji and Yani Johanson talk to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the state of the council books

Crash Colombo St/St Asaph St intersection

Crash Colombo St/St Asaph St intersection

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 10:46 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

There has been an accident at the intersection of Colombo Street and St Asaph Street and emergency services are on site. There is no through route from St Asaph Street through this intersection with traffic being diverted left and right …

Is city living a tempting lifestyle?

Is city living a tempting lifestyle?

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 10:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Would you want to live in the central city? In Christchurch, with its broken buildings, empty rubble-strewn sites, lack of parking, and rough slalom-course roads lined with orange cones? You must be joking - or so many people might suppose.

Theatre Royal sets opening date

Theatre Royal sets opening date

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 7:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

The restored Isaac Theatre Royal will reopen in central Christchurch on November 17.

No innovation precinct without quakes - Joyce

No innovation precinct without quakes - Joyce

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 7:16 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch has one of New Zealand's deadliest disasters to thank for its new innovation precinct, says Steven Joyce.

Building giants squeeze small firms

Building giants 'squeeze' small firms

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Claims about anti-competitive practices in New Zealand's plasterboard market have been added to by a former Christchurch building sector worker who says he has first-hand experience of it.

Re: Start Mall is on the move

Re: Start Mall is on the move

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Workmen were last night preparing to move shipping containers in Christchurch's Re:Start mall.

Keeping Christchurch Moving 2nd June 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 2nd June 2014

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 10:26 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News   Tuesday 03 June

CTV News Tuesday 03 June

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 9:17 p.m. by MediaCTV

Bus Detours – starting 4th June

Bus Detours – starting 4th June

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 5:11 p.m. by Transport4chch

Roads affected – Wilsons Rd & Gamblins Rd 17 Bryndwr / Huntsbury From Wednesday 4 June until further notice buses travelling towards Huntsbury will detour off Wilsons Rd onto Gamblins Rd, St Martins Rd and Centaurus Rd back onto Ramahana …

Red-zone demos reveal green space

Red-zone demos reveal green space

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has cleared 4433 properties in the red zone so far.

Vodafone commits to Chch CBD

Vodafone commits to Chch CBD

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 1:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is to become home to one of six high-tech ''playpens'' for start-ups worldwide in Vodafone's new South Island headquarters.

First major Innovation Precinct tenant announced, 03 June 2014

First major Innovation Precinct tenant announced, 03 June 2014

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 1:08 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

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Response to Earthquake Services advertisement

Response to Earthquake Services' advertisement

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 12:36 p.m. by SouthernResponse

We respond directly to the recent advertisement in the Christchurch Star on 14 May 2014.

Vodafone to develop new Christchurch facilities in the heart of Innovation Precinct

Vodafone to develop new Christchurch facilities in the heart of Innovation Precinct

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 11:18 a.m. by VodafoneNZ Popular

Vodafone New Zealand is to establish a $50 million South Island headquarters in the heart of Christchurch’s new Innovation Precinct.

Vodafone to anchor Innovation Precinct

Vodafone to anchor Innovation Precinct

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 10:33 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

SKY makes big splash in Christchurch

SKY makes big splash in Christchurch

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 10:09 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Innovation Precinct update… “why are we waiting?…

Innovation Precinct update… “why are we waiting?…

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 9:47 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

The rumours about Vodafone in the innovation precinct have been bubbling away for months and all the while CERA/CCDU/MBIE has been delaying the release of the “Innovation Precinct plans” until they could “find, bribe, con, secure” – take your pick, an anchor tenant. Looks like Vodafone is to be the “anchor tenant” they have so desperately wanted. Why they needed an anchor tenant is a bit of a moot point, but it was they only way they could stick with the ...

UFB cost blowout hits Enable Networks

UFB cost blowout hits Enable Networks

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 9:38 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Avon River restoration programme an exciting opportunity

Avon River restoration programme an exciting opportunity

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 9:30 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Intensive landscape enhancement that would normally take up to 20 years to complete will be undertaken in less than four years as part of the Te Papa Ötäkaro / Avon River Precinct development.

Woman charged over EQC car misuse

Woman charged over EQC car misuse

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 9:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

A 24-year-old Christchurch woman has been arrested over the alleged misuse of EQC vehicles.

Rebuild workers hired as contractors miss out

Rebuild workers hired as 'contractors' miss out

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 8:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

Hundreds of rebuild workers might be missing out on ACC cover, holiday pay, sick leave and KiwiSaver because they are hired as contractors when they should be employees.

One billion reached in settling claims

One billion reached in settling claims

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 7:51 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The following graphs show Southern Response's claim payments, for all claim types, by month and project to date.

Rebuild at a turning point

Rebuild 'at a turning point'

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild of Christchurch's CBD is finally starting to happen, city leaders and investors say.

Lynched - 2nd June - Tony Milne and David Moorehouse

Lynched - 2nd June - Tony Milne and David Moorehouse

Monday, 2 June 2014 9:26 p.m. by ChrisLynch Popular

Christchurch container mall makes way for permanent rebuild

Christchurch container mall makes way for permanent rebuild

Monday, 2 June 2014 3:43 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Retailers at Christchurch's Re:START container mall have spent the day packing up their shops so that relocating the containers can begin tomorrow.

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Night Works – Wed 4 June

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Night Works – Wed 4 June

Monday, 2 June 2014 11:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

The New Zealand Transport Agency will be undertaking essential maintenance works  in the Lyttelton Tunnel between the hours of 8pm and 6am for one day on:

Theatre company moving into CBD

Theatre company moving into CBD

Sunday, 1 June 2014 11:11 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An experimental theatre company is moving into the former Academy Cinema building in the Christchurch Arts Centre.

Debate over costs gap

Debate over costs gap

Sunday, 1 June 2014 11:09 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

In 2013 the Government put aside $2.3 billion in its budget for rebuilding Christchurch's quake-damaged horizontal infrastructure.

Battle to save cathedral far from over

Battle to save cathedral far from over

Sunday, 1 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A group of Anglicans in a small Canterbury community are vowing to take the battle for Christ Church Cathedral to the court of public opinion after a judge lifted a stay on a planned demolition of the 110-year-old building.

What will our new city look like?

What will our new city look like?

Saturday, 31 May 2014 2:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Will the new Christchurch be a mini-Melbourne or a maxi-Ashburton? Architect Peter Marshall of Warren and Mahoney tells PHILIP MATTHEWS about his vision for the city.

Future Chch: Mini-Melbourne or maxi-Ashburton?

Future Chch: Mini-Melbourne or maxi-Ashburton?

Saturday, 31 May 2014 2:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Will the new Christchurch be a mini-Melbourne or a maxi-Ashburton? Architect Peter Marshall of Warren and Mahoney tells PHILIP MATTHEWS about his vision for the city.

EQC hassles inspire charitable song

EQC hassles inspire charitable song

Saturday, 31 May 2014 12:14 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A song inspired by Cantabrians' frustrations with the Earthquake Commission has turned into a fundraising venture for charity for people in need. 

Keeping Christchurch Moving 30th May 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 30th May 2014

Saturday, 31 May 2014 1:55 a.m. by MediaCTV

Bishopdale library repairs reviewed as costs double

Bishopdale library repairs reviewed as costs double

Saturday, 31 May 2014 12:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

Rocketing costs have forced the Christchurch City Council to rethink its plans for fixing the quake-damaged Bishopdale Community Centre and Library.

Bishopdale library repair costs double

Bishopdale library repair costs double

Saturday, 31 May 2014 12:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

Rocketing costs have forced the Christchurch City Council to rethink its plans for fixing the quake-damaged Bishopdale Community Centre and Library.

Rebuild paying own way - leaders

Rebuild paying own way - leaders

Saturday, 31 May 2014 12:05 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch leaders say it is a nonsense that Canterbury is guzzling funds from the Government and taxpayer for the rebuild.

Memorial Avenue down to one lane between Kendal Ave & Grahams Rd towards airport

Memorial Avenue down to one lane between Kendal Ave & Grahams Rd towards airport

Friday, 30 May 2014 3:40 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Memorial Avenue is down to one lane between Kendal Ave and Grahams Rd heading towards the airport. A burst water main has caused surface flooding in the area. The one lane restriction will be in place probably through peak hour …

ChristChurch Cathedral to be deconstructed

ChristChurch Cathedral to be deconstructed

Friday, 30 May 2014 3:40 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

An order preventing deconstruction of ChristChurch Cathedral has just been lifted by the High Court.

Green light for cathedral deconstruction

Green light for cathedral deconstruction

Friday, 30 May 2014 2:58 p.m. by Media3News

A High Court ruling has cleared the way for demolition of the Christchurch Cathedral.

Engaging Hands-on Learning: St Michael’s students become archaeologist for the day!

Engaging Hands-on Learning: St Michael’s students become archaeologist for the day!

Friday, 30 May 2014 1:51 p.m. by marketing_saintmichaels Popular

After months of watching with interest the activity going on at the site of their next door neighbours, the $300 million Justice and Emergency Services Precinct in Christchurch’s central city, St Michael’s students have found out first hand what’s been discovered. 

Record number of home consents

Record number of home consents

Friday, 30 May 2014 1:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

More new homes are being approved for Christchurch than at any time on record, as the rebuild gathers pace.

Central City – Traffic impacts week June 2nd

Central City – Traffic impacts week June 2nd

Friday, 30 May 2014 12:32 p.m. by Transport4chch

This weekend: Bealey Ave Westbound – Single lane from 6am Saturday 31st May until 6am Tuesday 3rd June – expect delays– particularly between 11am and 3pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Delays expected on these roads in peak times: Barbadoes …

CBD – Available Routes Map 31st May – 7th June

CBD – Available Routes Map 31st May – 7th June

Friday, 30 May 2014 12:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Copies of this map can be found in the Wednesday edition of the Christchurch Star which is free from most service stations and supermarkets. Please …

Gerry Brownlee: Asbestos management the best

Gerry Brownlee: Asbestos management 'the best'

Friday, 30 May 2014 10:58 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Canterbury Home Repair Programme (CHRP) is "one of the best examples of asbestos investigation and management in New Zealand".

Customs officers - and dogs - doing a great job!!

Customs officers - and dogs - doing a great job!!

Friday, 30 May 2014 10:52 a.m. by NickyWagner Popular

The Transitional City as an educational resource

The Transitional City as an educational resource

Friday, 30 May 2014 10:06 a.m. by GapFiller

A lot of what Gap Filler does involves education.  All of our projects have an education component.  In fact our whole philosophy and the way we work is based around learning new stuff and sharing this with others… In the last month we have had over 400 Lincoln University first year students visiting the city […]

Take extra care on Canterbury roads this weekend

Take extra care on Canterbury roads this weekend

Friday, 30 May 2014 9:25 a.m. by Transport4chch

Canterbury Police and the NZ Transport Agency are reminding motorists to drive carefully over the coming long weekend, taking time to plan your journey. Winter officially starts on Sunday 1 June and the Transport Agency’s Canterbury/West Coast Journey Manager Lee …

Christchurch Marathon – Sunday 1 June – Road closures in place

Christchurch Marathon – Sunday 1 June – Road closures in place

Friday, 30 May 2014 9:07 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

The annual Christchurch Marathon takes place on Sunday 1 June.A number of road closures, as listed below,  will be in place in the area around the Christchurch International Airport. The Start/Finish of Marathon course is located on Orchard  Road between …

Asbestos risk unresolved

Asbestos risk unresolved

Friday, 30 May 2014 8:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

Authorities dealing with Christchurch's rebuild were still discussing the best way to handle asbestos in quake-damaged homes in late 2012, documents show. 

Provincial chambers repair bill $70m

Provincial chambers repair bill $70m

Friday, 30 May 2014 6:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

Restoring one of Christchurch's most prominent historic landmarks will cost at least $50 million.

Website to dob in building rorts

Website to dob in building rorts

Friday, 30 May 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The Commerce Commission is so concerned about construction industry cartels, price-fixing and bid-rigging that it has launched a website calling for whistleblowers.

Uncertain future for hundreds of quake-hit facilities

Uncertain future for hundreds of quake-hit facilities

Friday, 30 May 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch communities may need to chip in with funding or hold working bees if they want their quake-damaged community facilities repaired.

Uncertain future for quake-hit facilities

Uncertain future for quake-hit facilities

Friday, 30 May 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch communities may need to chip in with funding or hold working bees if they want their quake-damaged community facilities repaired.

Keeping Christchurch Moving 29th May 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 29th May 2014

Friday, 30 May 2014 1:39 a.m. by MediaCTV