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Major Council weather update: 3pm

Major Council weather update: 3pm

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 3:10 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

 

Aurecon Modelling Video Bus Interchange

Aurecon Modelling Video Bus Interchange

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 2:47 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Video by Aurecon showing how the new Bus Interchange parking system would operate and the design being tested with real buses.

Avonside at Fitzgerald CLOSED

Avonside at Fitzgerald CLOSED

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 2:36 p.m. by Transport4chch

Avonside Drive at Fitzgerald Avenue is closed until further notice due to severe flooding.

Durham Street between Gloucester & Cashel – now OPEN

Durham Street between Gloucester & Cashel – now OPEN

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 2:20 p.m. by Transport4chch

Durham Street between Gloucester and Cashel Street has now reopened following the closure due to flooding.  

Service to assist residents affected by flooding

Service to assist residents affected by flooding

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 2:02 p.m. by GovtCera

A programme that has assisted vulnerable households with emergency repairs for earthquake damage will be used to assist those affected by the flooding currently impacting on Greater Christchurch, says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.

Road closures/surface flooding – updated 1.30pm

Road closures/surface flooding – updated 1.30pm

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 1:38 p.m. by Transport4chch

Due to flooding a number of roads have been closed or are affected by surface flooding.

EQC confident of meeting OIA deadline

EQC confident of meeting OIA deadline

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 1:23 p.m. by Media3News

The Earthquake Commission is confident it's on track to respond to more than 600 overdue official information requests by its May 1 deadline.

Road closures/flooding due to weather conditions – UPDATE 1.15pm

Road closures/flooding due to weather conditions – UPDATE 1.15pm

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 12:15 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Due to flooding a number of roads have been closed or are affected by surface flooding.

District Plan Review meetings

District Plan Review meetings

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 11:24 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

A very dry but necessary Council plan to know about if you care about the shape of our city. Notice of meetings here DPR FINAL pre-notification public meetings Feb-Mar 2014 (3)

Road closures/flooding due to weather conditions – UPDATE 10.45am

Road closures/flooding due to weather conditions – UPDATE 10.45am

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 11:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

A number of communities are isolated, including Sumner and parts of Banks Peninsula. Teams are in the area assessing the situation and will keep residents informed. A full list of road closures is included below. The Council is urging drivers …

Traffic Signals affected by weather

Traffic Signals affected by weather

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 9:10 a.m. by Transport4chch

  Halwsell Junction/Main Sth Road intersection signals are not working. These signals are currently affected by the weather: -Durham/Tuam intersection -Gloucester/Linwood intersection Extreme caution is advised when travelling through and around the city today.

Storm Update: City Council managing worst rain-storm since 1975

Storm Update: City Council managing worst rain-storm since 1975

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 8:23 a.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Featured Popular

The rainfall has been a lot heavier than forecasted, with almost 100 millimetres falling in the past 24 hours and a further 20 millimetres expected to fall before the rain eases off. This is equivalent to a one-in-50-year event.

Road closures/flooding due to weather conditions

Road closures/flooding due to weather conditions

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 6:15 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

The following roads have either been closed or should be avoided due to weather conditions and flooding: New Brighton Rd  Burwood –Queensbury Owles Tce  Seaview-Union Locksley Ave  Gayhurst- Glenarm Banks Ave  Coopers- North Parade Hills Rd  Warrington-Warden Fitzgerald Ave north …

Agreement elusive on Town Hall insurance

Agreement elusive on Town Hall insurance

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 12:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council has still to reach agreement with its insurer over the extent of the damage to the Town Hall.

Anglicans left out of cathedral briefing

Anglicans left out of cathedral briefing

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 12:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Anglican church says a British multimillionaire's suggestion that it hand over Christ Church Cathedral for restoration is "completely bizarre".

Update: Council responds to flood warning March 2014

Update: Council responds to flood warning March 2014

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 9:36 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

Council coordinating efforts ahead of flood warning

Council coordinating efforts ahead of flood warning

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 6:28 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Lyttelton Tunnel – Extreme winds on approaches

Lyttelton Tunnel – Extreme winds on approaches

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 4:04 p.m. by Transport4chch

The NZ Transport Agency are reporting extra care is required on the approaches to the Lyttelton Tunnel due to extreme winds. Caution is required.  

Answers by EQC Feb 2013, what is the progress now and why are the delays.

Answers by EQC Feb 2013, what is the progress now and why are the delays.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 2:07 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

These questions were asked in December 2012, following answers received from Richard Braddell 1 Feb 2013.

Lynched- Monday 3rd March -  David Cunliffe

Lynched- Monday 3rd March - David Cunliffe

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 11:54 a.m. by ChrisLynch

When Its Not Ok! - Nastiness Hurts

When It's Not Ok! - Nastiness Hurts

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 11:45 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

There is something recently I have started to notice more so than ever before; Trolling! 

Billionaires ChristChurch Cathedral pledge

Billionaire's ChristChurch Cathedral pledge

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 11:11 a.m. by Media3News Popular

A British philanthropist has pledged $4 million to help restore the ChristChurch Cathedral.

Owles Terrace CLOSED at Pages Rd – flooding

Owles Terrace CLOSED at Pages Rd – flooding

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 10:13 a.m. by Transport4chch

Owles Terrace at Pages Road end has been closed due to flooding. Contractors are en route to erect signage. We will update further as more is available.  

Royal visit worth £10 million a day - Key

Royal visit worth '£10 million' a day - Key

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 9:33 a.m. by Media3News

John Key says the upcoming royal tour is "tremendous value for money", comparing the benefits to TV shows that feature NZ.

Park Terrace & Brittan Terrace, Lyttelton – CLOSED due to fallen tree – 7.55am

Park Terrace & Brittan Terrace, Lyttelton – CLOSED due to fallen tree – 7.55am

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 7:58 a.m. by Transport4chch

Park Terrace and Brittan Terrace are currently closed between Cressy Terrace  due to a fallen  tree. Light vehicles are being detoured over Cressy Terrace.  

CBD – Available Routes Map 5th April – 12th April 2014

CBD – Available Routes Map 5th April – 12th April 2014

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 7:20 a.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    

Council proposes fewer car parks

Council proposes fewer car parks

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

New homes and businesses in Christchurch could be required to provide fewer car parks under a planning rule change being considered by the city council.

Major surgery for art gallery

Major surgery for art gallery

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch Art Gallery is getting "keyhole surgery" to raise the 30,000-tonne building millimetre by millimetre.

Summerz End Youth Fest

Summerz End Youth Fest

Monday, 3 March 2014 11:22 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular


The Inconvenience Store

The Inconvenience Store

Monday, 3 March 2014 9:45 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

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Mar 4 – Apr 20, 2014: The Inconvenience Store, Shop 4, Cathedral Junction.

Mar 4 – Apr 20, 2014: The Inconvenience Store, Shop 4, Cathedral Junction.

Monday, 3 March 2014 9:45 p.m. by GapFiller

The Inconvenience Store was a conceptual store/art space which sought to examine the notion of convenience in consumption.  The store was located at 113 Worcester St. It was open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30am – 5:30pm and closed Mondays. Gap Filler created a hybrid between a store and art residency to explore the theme of […]

Keeping Christchurch Moving 3rd March 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 3rd March 2014

Monday, 3 March 2014 8:18 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News   Monday 03 March

CTV News Monday 03 March

Monday, 3 March 2014 7:49 p.m. by MediaCTV

Environment Canterbury review underway

Environment Canterbury review underway

Monday, 3 March 2014 6:22 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

A review of the future governance arrangements of Environment Canterbury is now underway, Local Government Minister Paula Bennett and Environment Minister Amy Adams announced today.

Work underway levelling Christchurch Art Gallery

Work underway levelling Christchurch Art Gallery

Monday, 3 March 2014 4:28 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Work on raising the 30,000-tonne Christchurch Art Gallery is underway.

Severe Weather Warning – Care required on the Roads

Severe Weather Warning – Care required on the Roads

Monday, 3 March 2014 4:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

MetService has today issued a severe weather warning including severe gales and heavy rain for the Christchurch and Banks Peninsula areas. Road users are asked to exercise caution as there may be localised flooding and wind may affect some traffic management …

IMPORTANT: Venue change!

IMPORTANT: Venue change!

Monday, 3 March 2014 4:00 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular














St Albans accommodation roundup

St Albans accommodation roundup

Monday, 3 March 2014 1:54 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

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Jenny Harper: Art Gallery Repairs

Jenny Harper: Art Gallery Repairs

Monday, 3 March 2014 1:08 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

Director of the Christchurch Art Gallery, Jenny Harper talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the levelling getting underway today.

Lyttelton Tunnel – Maintenance works – overnight Wednesday 5 March

Lyttelton Tunnel – Maintenance works – overnight Wednesday 5 March

Monday, 3 March 2014 12:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

The New Zealand Transport Agency will be undertaking essential maintenance works this week in the Lyttelton Tunnel between the hours of 8pm and 6am for one day on: 5 March. The night-time works will place restrictions on traffic flows through …

Lyttelton Tunnel – Maintenance works – overnight Wednesday 5 March – CANCELLED

Lyttelton Tunnel – Maintenance works – overnight Wednesday 5 March – CANCELLED

Monday, 3 March 2014 12:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Tonight’s maintenance closure has been cancelled due to the current weather event. It will be rescheduled for next week – an update will be posted here. The New Zealand Transport Agency will be undertaking essential maintenance works this week in …

New bars, cafes in ultra-strong building

New bars, cafes in ultra-strong building

Monday, 3 March 2014 11:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The site determines the shape of the new triangular building nearing completion at the intersection of Lichfield, Manchester and High streets, the former location of the 1899-1900 Strange's Building.

Orion wins highest Civil Defence award

Orion wins highest Civil Defence award

Monday, 3 March 2014 10:56 a.m. by OrionNZ

Christchurch-based electricity network company Orion has been awarded the prestigious Civil Defence Emergency Management Gold Award. In winning the Gold award, the highest award presented by the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, Orion was recognised for setting the benchmark for resilience for all lifeline utilities in New Zealand. Orion is the first utility operator to ever win the award.

Rebuild spend needs openness - Green Party

Rebuild spend needs openness - Green Party

Monday, 3 March 2014 10:46 a.m. by PRNews

Media Release: The Green Party

Insurance Settlement Boosts LPC’s Reported Profit

Insurance Settlement Boosts LPC’s Reported Profit

Monday, 3 March 2014 10:00 a.m. by LytteltonPort Popular

Release: Lyttelton Port of Christchurch

Mental illness takes many forms

Mental illness takes many forms

Monday, 3 March 2014 9:40 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Beck elven, Fairfax NZ News, 01/03/2014 OPINION: It’s the same unfortunate way with many important issues – brought into sharp focus only when the ambulance has well and truly exploded at the bottom of the cliff. Charlotte Dawson, fun, determined, bright, successful, outspoken, pretty and dead at 47. Suicide. She had depression, she’d been the...

Hefty price tag to lift sinking gallery

Hefty price tag to lift sinking gallery

Monday, 3 March 2014 9:05 a.m. by Media3News

While the Christchurch Art Gallery is rock solid, the ground beneath isn't.

Changes on Central City roads this week

Changes on Central City roads this week

Monday, 3 March 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Ongoing work sites and new work sites will continue to cause delays for road users this week. 

Reinforced core solves building issues

Reinforced core solves building issues

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

The site determines the shape of the new triangular building nearing completion at the intersection of Lichfield, Manchester and High streets, the former location of the 1899-1900 Strange's Building.

Vision accomplished for architect

Vision accomplished for architect

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

It is true to his vision, but it is not yet complete.

Aranui pupil wins Rika scholarship

Aranui pupil wins Rika scholarship

Monday, 3 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Quake victim Rika Hyuga's father welcomed Aranui High School student Joni Palmer, 17, into his home and heart while presenting her with a new scholarship to visit Japan.

The Political Landscape-  Nationally  and Locally 2014

The Political Landscape- Nationally and Locally 2014

Sunday, 2 March 2014 11:52 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

This year is another election year in New Zealand and my heart sinks at the prospect. 

THE COMMONS

THE COMMONS

Sunday, 2 March 2014 11:26 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

  Welcome to The Commons. The Commons is located on what used to be the site of the Crowne Plaza hotel, demolished in 2012. The site is now a hub of transitional activity built by the community, for the community and home to a number of post-quake organisations. Read on to find out more about […]

Brownlee fires salvo

Brownlee fires salvo

Saturday, 1 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Featured

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has fired a fresh salvo at the Christchurch City Council, suggesting it is in no state to lead the region's rebuild. 

Brownlee: Debunking myths and nonsense

Brownlee: 'Debunking myths and nonsense'

Saturday, 1 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Recommended Popular

OPINION: Gerry Brownlee

Answers at last for feisty widow

Answers at last for feisty widow

Saturday, 1 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Dot Boyd is 85, stoic and staunch.

CTV News   Friday 28 February

CTV News Friday 28 February

Friday, 28 February 2014 9:45 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 28th Feb. 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 28th Feb. 2014

Friday, 28 February 2014 5:47 p.m. by MediaCTV