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ADVISORY: Clearways to ease peak congestion along Curletts Road (SH73)

ADVISORY: Clearways to ease peak congestion along Curletts Road (SH73)

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 2:55 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Work begins next week to install clearways on Curletts Road (State Highway 73) to help reduce congestion and queuing between Main South Road and Blenheim Road during peak travel times. The $1.6 million project will remove the built-out kerbs along …

Eketahuna earthquake anniversary update

Eketahuna earthquake anniversary update

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 10:27 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Christchurch precincts short of critical car parks

Christchurch precincts short of 'critical' car parks

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 6:25 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Christchurch City Council has lashed out at the Crown behind-the-scenes for its failure to provide visitor car parking at a major anchor project.

Parking crucial in Christchurch redevelopment

Parking crucial in Christchurch redevelopment

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 9:19 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

It is unfortunate an issue as mundane as car parking has become the focus of one of the most exciting parts of Christchurch's redevelopment.

Queen’s Service Award for Gap Filler’s Coralie Winn!

Queen’s Service Award for Gap Filler’s Coralie Winn!

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 2:36 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Congratulations to our Director and Co founder Coralie Winn, for being nominated for the Queen’s Service Medal. We think it’s well deserved and we’re pretty stoked it’s gone to such an amazing person. We’re practicing our curtseys! Read full article here

Fresh perspective on Christchurchs AMI stadium

Fresh perspective on Christchurch's AMI stadium

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Drones are the must-have gadget of the day and Stuff Nation readers have been putting them to good use to get a fresh perspective on their home towns.

Aranui homeowners insurance battle nears end

Aranui homeowner's insurance battle nears end

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 9:01 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Ken Keir is resigned to a fourth winter in his ruined home but he takes comfort in feeling he has had the last laugh.

Drone cameras capture birds eye views of Christchurch quake damage

Drone cameras capture bird's eye views of Christchurch quake damage

Monday, 12 January 2015 10:44 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Cameras soaring through the skies of Christchurch are capturing the city in a new light.

Welcome Back Waltham

Welcome Back Waltham

Monday, 12 January 2015 6:15 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Waltham Lido Pool is reopening on Saturday 17 January, with a pool party on Sunday 18 January.

Christchurchs red zones: drones eye view

Christchurch's red zones: drone's eye view

Monday, 12 January 2015 5:31 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

New aerial footage showing the extent of the damage to��prompted Stuff Nation readers to share their own videos and photographs, captured using drones.�

Alpine fault drilling project put on hold

Alpine fault drilling project put on hold

Monday, 12 January 2015 1:27 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

South Island riddled with faults

South Island riddled with faults

Monday, 12 January 2015 1:18 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Engineers look for more efficiency

Engineers look for more efficiency

Sunday, 11 January 2015 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Structural engineers wanting to fix the devastated Christchurch commercial centre do not like the idea of waste.

EVENT: ODI Cricket – Going to Hagley Oval today?

EVENT: ODI Cricket – Going to Hagley Oval today?

Sunday, 11 January 2015 9:51 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Cricket fans are advised to plan ahead to avoid delays getting to the One Day International NZ v Sri Lanka on Sunday 11th January at Hagley Oval. Match start time is 11am. There will be restrictions in place on some roads …

Video: Quake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

Video: Quake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

Sunday, 11 January 2015 8:54 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

New aerial footage has revealed just how much damage was sustained by Christchurch's Catholic cathedral in the February 2011 earthquake.

Christchurch rebuild will be legacy to engineer

Christchurch rebuild will be legacy to engineer

Saturday, 10 January 2015 1:47 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A rebuilt Christchurch will be Nigel Priestley's memorial.

Christchurch rebuild will be legacy to engineer

Christchurch rebuild will be legacy to engineer

Saturday, 10 January 2015 1:47 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A rebuilt Christchurch will be Nigel Priestley's memorial.

Quake-stricken Band Rotunda target of thieves

Quake-stricken Band Rotunda target of thieves

Saturday, 10 January 2015 7:43 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The partially dismantled Edmonds Band Rotunda in central Christchurch is gradually losing its roof thanks to copper thieves.

Intolerable stresses spill over into threats for earthquake victims

Intolerable stresses spill over into threats for earthquake victims

Saturday, 10 January 2015 12:15 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Earthquake Commission (EQC) staff have called the police 90 times in the past 2 1/2 years in response to threatening or distressed customers.

Delayed Avon River Precinct revamp threatens tourism

Delayed Avon River Precinct revamp threatens tourism

Friday, 9 January 2015 10:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A flagship Christchurch anchor project has stalled, sparking fears rebuild delays could threaten the city's international appeal.

ADVISORY: Back to work next week? These changes may affect you.

ADVISORY: Back to work next week? These changes may affect you.

Friday, 9 January 2015 2:38 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

As work crews return to our roads following the Christmas/New Year break, some work sites and changes to road layout may impact on your journey times next week. Some notable changes on-road for the week starting 12 January. City Centre: …

ADVISORY: Back to work this week? These changes may affect you.

ADVISORY: Back to work this week? These changes may affect you.

Friday, 9 January 2015 2:38 p.m. by Transport4chch

As work crews return to our roads following the Christmas/New Year break, some work sites and changes to road layout may impact on your journey times next week. Some notable changes on-road during the week starting 12 January. City Centre: …

Major changes to inner city Christchurch roads

Major changes to inner city Christchurch roads

Thursday, 8 January 2015 2:40 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Transformation of three major central city streets will begin in Christchurch on Monday.

Restrictons lifted for several central city sites

Restrictons lifted for several central city sites

Thursday, 8 January 2015 12:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The land designation on several central city sites has been removed by the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU).

ROADING CHANGE: Tuam Street from 9th January

ROADING CHANGE: Tuam Street from 9th January

Thursday, 8 January 2015 12:00 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

The next permanent change to Tuam Street takes place on Friday 9th January.  Tuam Street from Hospital Corner to Antigua Street will be eastbound only. No entry to Tuam Street for westbound traffic from Antigua Street – use St Asaph Street to …

ROADING CHANGE: Tuam Street and Hospital Corner

ROADING CHANGE: Tuam Street and Hospital Corner

Thursday, 8 January 2015 12:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Tuam Street is now eastbound from Hagley Ave to Antigua Street.  (Buses only will be able to travel westbound) Road users should now use St Asaph Street and turn right onto Hagley Ave to access Riccarton Ave. Tuam Street is now permanently …

Designation lifted on central city properties

Designation lifted on central city properties

Thursday, 8 January 2015 10:40 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Good progress in the development of central city anchor projects means the designation can now be fully or partially lifted from a number of properties.

CBD – Available Routes Map 9th Jan – 16th Jan

CBD – Available Routes Map 9th Jan – 16th Jan

Thursday, 8 January 2015 8:09 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

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

Temporary Accommodation Assistance (TAA) programme to be extended

Temporary Accommodation Assistance (TAA) programme to be extended

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 8:28 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Recently, it has been announced that the Temporary Accommodation Assistance (TAA) programme will be extended, from March 2015 to October 2015.

EVENT: ODI Cricket – Hagley Oval Sunday 11 January

EVENT: ODI Cricket – Hagley Oval Sunday 11 January

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 2:00 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Cricket fans are advised to plan ahead to avoid delays getting to the One Day International NZ v Sri Lanka on Sunday 11th January at Hagley Oval. Match start time is 11am. There will be restrictions in place on some roads …

EVENT: Elite Nationals Cycling Road Championship 10/11 January

EVENT: Elite Nationals Cycling Road Championship 10/11 January

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

EVENT DATES:  Saturady 10th and Sunday 11th January ROAD CLOSURES: Lyttelton St CLOSED from Rose St to no. 14 Lyttelton St – 8am – 4pm each day Rose St CLOSED from Hoon Hay Rd to Lyttelton St : 2.15pm to …

Opawa Road – one way Brougham St to Ensors Road

Opawa Road – one way Brougham St to Ensors Road

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

A one-way system south east is in place on Opawa Road from Brougham Street to Ensors Road. The work will take about four months to complete. Construction will start at the Ensors Road end of Opawa Road and will progress towards Brougham …

ROADWORKS: Opawa Road – one way Brougham St to Ensors Road

ROADWORKS: Opawa Road – one way Brougham St to Ensors Road

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

A one-way system south east is in place on Opawa Road from Brougham Street to Ensors Road. The work will take about four months to complete. Construction will start at the Ensors Road end of Opawa Road and will progress towards Brougham …

Swarm of aftershocks follow quake

Swarm of aftershocks follow quake

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Aftershocks are continuing to hit the West Coast and Canterbury after a major quake rocked the central South Island yesterday.The magnitude 6.0 quake rattled West Coasters and Cantabrians awake just before 7am.Dozens of aftershocks...

Large earthquake jolts Canterbury awake

Large earthquake jolts Canterbury awake

Tuesday, 6 January 2015 8:30 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works – 8th Jan

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works – 8th Jan

Tuesday, 6 January 2015 8:00 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

***Please note as this is a shorter closure there will be no half hour period at 12.30, instead the tunnel will be unavailable to tankers between 8pm and 2am then available to fuel tankers from 2am to 7am*** The New …

ROADWORKS: Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works – 8th Jan

ROADWORKS: Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works – 8th Jan

Tuesday, 6 January 2015 8:00 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

***Please note as this is a shorter closure there will be no half hour period at 12.30, instead the tunnel will be unavailable to tankers between 8pm and 2am then available to fuel tankers from 2am to 7am*** The New …

New builds reshape Christchurch

New builds reshape Christchurch

Tuesday, 6 January 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Last year began with the official opening of Forte Health, in January. The "glass-encased fortress" on Kilmore St is the Oxford Clinic's offspring, and targets short-stay, less complex procedures from ear, nose and throat, urology, orthopaedic and gynaecology specialties. All of Christchurch's urologists, almost all of its ear, nose and throat surgeons and at least half of its orthopaedic surgeons are understood to be shareholders in the multimillion-dollar venture.

Offices, shops for Christchurch CBD by November

Offices, shops for Christchurch CBD by November

Tuesday, 6 January 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Hundreds of civil servants will be back in central city by November as a massive new office and retail block takes shape.

ROADING CHANGE: Tuam Street from 5th January

ROADING CHANGE: Tuam Street from 5th January

Monday, 5 January 2015 9:30 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Changes to Tuam Street permanently are underway as part of the city transport changes. Tuam Street will be closed in stages starting from Colombo Street and when Tuam Street reopens from Durham Street to Hagley Ave it will be accessible to eastbound traffic …

ROADWORKS: Updated -Barrington St southbound closure in sections  allow extra time

ROADWORKS: Updated -Barrington St southbound closure in sections allow extra time

Sunday, 4 January 2015 11:21 a.m. by Transport4chch

From 12 January to early March Barrington Street between Milton St and Deloraine St will also be CLOSED to SOUTHBOUND road users. Detour via Milton St – Strickland St – Colombo St and Centaurus Rd or Frankleigh St – Sparks Rd …

Quake zone in transition

Quake zone in transition

Saturday, 3 January 2015 1:43 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A few weeks ago, we took the kids and took part in the new old Christchurch. Or is that the old new Christchurch?

Photographic reminder of quake-hit buildings

Photographic reminder of quake-hit buildings

Saturday, 3 January 2015 8:39 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

More than 30 years ago, photographer Jae Renaut decided to photograph Lyttelton's heritage buildings in case something happened to them.

Lego joins rebuild effort, one brick at a time

Lego joins rebuild effort, one brick at a time

Saturday, 3 January 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

In Christchurch's quake-ravaged city centre, a bold new construction project is about to begin.It won't comprise blocks of concrete or lengths of steel, but tiny bricks of plastic.About 300kg of Lego - thought to be the biggest...

Smiles return as red zone memories recede

Smiles return as red zone memories recede

Friday, 2 January 2015 9:37 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

After two years living with the cold, the damp, the potholes, no flushing toilet, the paltry payout for their red-zoned home, the pressure to leave and the land title that never went through, Jade and Stephen Church are happy.

Futures brightest in Christchurchs eastern frame

Future's brightest in Christchurch's eastern frame

Friday, 2 January 2015 9:31 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

"Get in early, get in early."

Heavy Vehicle Info & Overweight Routes

Heavy Vehicle Info & Overweight Routes

Thursday, 1 January 2015 8:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

To see areas with Weight Restrictions in the Central City click here. For the wider Christchurch area weight restricted areas see the map here.  (Note: Click “Weight Restricted” in the key to see which roads are affected) All overweight* vehicles traversing Christchurch City Council roads …

ROADWORKS: Hereford St CLOSED Manchester to Colombo from 5 Jan

ROADWORKS: Hereford St CLOSED Manchester to Colombo from 5 Jan

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 12:13 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Hereford Street will be CLOSED from Manchester St to Colombo St from 5 January until early February. Detours will be signposted. Alternative routes if heading from east to west are Gloucester St and St Asaph St; Alternative routes if heading …

ROADWORKS: Barrington St southbound closure in sections from 5 Jan – allow extra time

ROADWORKS: Barrington St southbound closure in sections from 5 Jan – allow extra time

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 11:21 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Barrington Street between Somerfield St and Darley St will be CLOSED to SOUTHBOUND road users from 5 January to approx. 16 February. Detour via Somerfield St – Tainui St- Moana St. From 12 January to early March Barrington Street between Milton …

ROADWORKS: Barrington St southbound closure in sections – allow extra time

ROADWORKS: Barrington St southbound closure in sections – allow extra time

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 11:21 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Barrington Street between Somerfield St and Darley St will be CLOSED to SOUTHBOUND road users from 5 January to approx. 16 February. Detour via Somerfield St – Tainui St- Moana St. From 12 January to early March Barrington Street between Milton …

EVENT: Cathedral Square road closure/restrictions for New Years Eve Music Festival

EVENT: Cathedral Square road closure/restrictions for New Years Eve Music Festival

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 9:52 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

A number of restrictions will be in place around Cathedral Square for the New Years Eve (31 Dec) Shihad Music Festival. Cathedral Square will be CLOSED between Hereford Street and Gloucester Street. Detour for southbound on Colombo St – Cathedral …

ADVISORY: Main Road, Sumner – Night-time closures starting 6 Jan

ADVISORY: Main Road, Sumner – Night-time closures starting 6 Jan

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 8:56 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Main Road (between approx. numbers 276 – 301 – below Clifton Tce), Sumner, will be closed for periods of up to 25 minutes overnight for several nights starting on the evening of Tuesday 6 January to the morning of Friday 10 January (subject to conditions). …

Urban explorers photograph earthquake-damaged Peterborough building

Urban explorers photograph earthquake-damaged Peterborough building

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 12:30 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Urban explorers have snuck into another Christchurch heritage building to reveal an eerie world of decay and abandon.

Cost of EQCs court battles with Cantabrians exceeds $5m

Cost of EQC's court battles with Cantabrians exceeds $5m

Monday, 29 December 2014 11:55 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission has spent more than $5 million fighting court battles with Cantabrians over the last four years.

CRASH – State Highway 1 CLOSED Hurunui – Update 6.20pm

CRASH – State Highway 1 CLOSED Hurunui – Update 6.20pm

Monday, 29 December 2014 6:20 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Updated 6.20pm: Police have confirmed the crash is a fatality. The road is expected to be closed for at least another hour. State Highway 1 has been closed following a serious crash. The closure is in place south of the …

CRASH – State Highway 1 Hurunui – REOPENED- Updated 9.10pm

CRASH – State Highway 1 Hurunui – REOPENED- Updated 9.10pm

Monday, 29 December 2014 6:20 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Updated 9.10pm: State Highway One, south of the Hurunui River bridge has been REOPENED following the earlier crash. We thank road users for their patience. Police have confirmed the crash resulted in a fatality.

CRASH – State Highway 1 CLOSED Hurunui

CRASH – State Highway 1 CLOSED Hurunui

Monday, 29 December 2014 6:11 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

State Highway 1 has been closed following a serious crash. The closure is in place south of the Hurunui River Bridge. Detours are in place and will be signposted. Please expect delays. We will update here when we have further …

The best rebuild ideas in 2014

The best rebuild ideas in 2014

Monday, 29 December 2014 6:50 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Scientists explain 2014 earthquake patterns in New Zealand

Scientists explain 2014 earthquake patterns in New Zealand

Sunday, 28 December 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The lower North Island was hit by a flurry of earthquakes this year, as an unusually intense seismic period continues to affect New Zealand.

The year in earthquakes: where it rattled most

The year in earthquakes: where it rattled most

Sunday, 28 December 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Kiwis are accustomed to the occasional earthquake interrupting their day.