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Westpac confirms move back into Christchurch CBD

Westpac confirms move back into Christchurch CBD

Monday, 4 November 2013 10:35 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Westpac New will be moving into state of the art premises and transferring its operations, support services, business bankers and a flagship branch into a prime position in the new Christchurch CBD.

Education Minister should call it quits over Phillipstown debacle

Education Minister should call it quits over Phillipstown debacle

Monday, 4 November 2013 10:34 a.m. by PRNews

Education spokesperson Tracey Martin says that today’s announcement that Hekia Parata won’t appeal the High Court’s ruling that the merger with Woolston School was unlawful; it is a victory for the school community which fought so hard for what it believed in.

St Albans News latest

St Albans News latest

Sunday, 3 November 2013 11:40 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The November issue of the colourful St Albans News is now available online. It features, among other articles, details a new group set up for residents living in flood prone areas of St Albans and an interview with new city councillors, Pauline Cotter and Ali Jones, who represent the Shirley-Papanui ward.

Christchurch firms must embrace different ways

Christchurch firms must embrace different ways

Sunday, 3 November 2013 9:33 p.m. by MediaThePress



Why doesnt Town link to Gown?

Why doesn't Town link to Gown?

Sunday, 3 November 2013 8:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

The continuing saga of a beseiged building owner in the Christchurch CBD… part 130

The continuing saga of a beseiged building owner in the Christchurch CBD… part 130

Sunday, 3 November 2013 4:48 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

There was an interesting article by Liz McDonald in the CHCH Press 30th October 2013,  talking about the potential for the oversupply of office space that looks like it may become an issue for the city. Link Here: 

Community groups may have key role in disaster recovery

Community groups may have key role in disaster recovery

Sunday, 3 November 2013 4:09 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Labour announces Christchurch housing plan

Labour announces Christchurch housing plan

Sunday, 3 November 2013 1:52 p.m. by Media3News

 

A Change of Heart: the Labour Party has put disaster coverage on the agenda- some sense at last!

A Change of Heart: the Labour Party has put disaster coverage on the agenda- some sense at last!

Sunday, 3 November 2013 1:04 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Here in Christchurch we have been struggling with our insurance companies for well over three years. Through the often heart-breaking stories of affected Cantabrians, as regularly reported in the media, people have become aware that the way insurance companies have operated post quakes has complicated the recovery and the lives of many. Political parties have woken up to the idea that something has to be done to prevent such a fiasco from happening again. New Zealand First and now the ...

Cash Settlements: What the Insurer’s Don’t Want You to Know – Guest Post by Adrian Cowie

Cash Settlements: What the Insurer’s Don’t Want You to Know – Guest Post by Adrian Cowie

Sunday, 3 November 2013 11:59 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Much has been written about the pros and cons of accepting Cash Settlements for Earthquake Damage. Almost all of writers have focussed only on whether you would be able to get the scoped repairs actually completed for the settlement amount. That is, will the cash settlement amount be enough to get the scoped repairs completed.

Legal challenges expose hasty process

Legal challenges expose hasty process

Saturday, 2 November 2013 8:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cunliffe unveils KiwiAssure insurer

Cunliffe unveils 'KiwiAssure' insurer

Saturday, 2 November 2013 4:18 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Labour would ratchet up the risk for everyone

Labour would ratchet up the risk for everyone

Saturday, 2 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Westpac secures Christchurch site

Westpac secures Christchurch site

Saturday, 2 November 2013 12:33 p.m. by Media3News

Westpac will move 450 staff into new offices in the centre of Christchurch in the middle of 2016.

City built for love, not money

City built for love, not money

Saturday, 2 November 2013 1:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

High construction and land costs are killing property development profits in central Christchurch, scaring off out-of-town developers.

Causeway reopens with first open section of the new Christchurch Coastal Pathway

Causeway reopens with first open section of the new Christchurch Coastal Pathway

Friday, 1 November 2013 9:44 p.m. by CoastalPathway

On Friday 1 November after six months of detours around the back of McCormacks Bay, mayor Lianne Dalziell, assisted by local Redcliffs school pupils cut the ribbon to re-open the causeway and open the first new section of the Christchurch Coastal …

Causeway re-opened today!

Causeway re-opened today!

Friday, 1 November 2013 8:04 p.m. by MtPleasantCC



follow-up from forum

follow-up from forum

Friday, 1 November 2013 6:30 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

 

Soleares Avenue closure from next week – detour in place

Soleares Avenue closure from next week – detour in place

Friday, 1 November 2013 4:11 p.m. by Transport4chch

From 4 November, Soleares Ave will be closed to through traffic from just below Cadiz Lane to 29 Soleares Ave at the base of the hill for rock stabilization work.

Soleares Avenue closed – detour in place

Soleares Avenue closed – detour in place

Friday, 1 November 2013 4:11 p.m. by Transport4chch

From 4 November, Soleares Ave will be closed to through traffic from just below Cadiz Lane to 29 Soleares Ave at the base of the hill for rock stabilization work. The detour route for Soleares Ave residents is via Mount …

Residents bitten by Alligator Drainage

Residents bitten by Alligator Drainage

Friday, 1 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A drainage company run by a former criminal and a former bankrupt has obtained numerous Christchurch jobs by telling customers the Earthquake Commission (EQC) will reimburse costs without prior authorisation.

Westpac signs up as first Gough tenant

Westpac signs up as first Gough tenant

Friday, 1 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild of Christchurch's core retail precinct has taken a leap forward, with banking giant Westpac signing up as the first new office tenant.

A familys quake bureaucracy nightmare

A family's quake bureaucracy nightmare

Friday, 1 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Ian and Amanda Thompson took their family on a holiday to Geraldine when Earthquake Commission assessors came to their Lyttelton home.

Residents bitten by Alligator Drainage

Residents bitten by Alligator Drainage

Friday, 1 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A drainage company run by a former criminal and a former bankrupt has obtained numerous Christchurch jobs by telling customers the Earthquake Commission (EQC) will reimburse costs without prior authorisation.

Hereford Street between Cambridge Tce & Montreal St reduced to one way eastbound for one day Mon 4th Nov

Hereford Street between Cambridge Tce & Montreal St reduced to one way eastbound for one day Mon 4th Nov

Friday, 1 November 2013 2:18 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that Hereford Street between Cambridge Terrace and Montreal Street will be reduced to one way eastbound on Monday 4th November 2013 for one day only.

EQC misses deadlines, insists its making progress

EQC misses deadlines, insists it's making progress

Friday, 1 November 2013 11:57 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Main Road Causeway opened this morning at 10.30am

Main Road Causeway opened this morning at 10.30am

Friday, 1 November 2013 9:31 a.m. by Transport4chch

The Main Road causeway was officially reopened this morning at 10.30am. For further information click here.  

Main Road Causeway opening this morning at 10.30am

Main Road Causeway opening this morning at 10.30am

Friday, 1 November 2013 9:31 a.m. by Transport4chch

The Main Road causeway will be officially reopened this morning at 10.30am.  

Main Road Causeway now open

Main Road Causeway now open

Friday, 1 November 2013 9:31 a.m. by Transport4chch

The Main Road causeway was officially reopened on Friday 1 November. For further information on the reopening click here. There will be some ongoing shoulder work over coming months, however, impact on road users should be minimal.    

Anzac Drive between Pages Rd & Breezes Rd closed between 9am-4pm – start delayed to 18 Nov

Anzac Drive between Pages Rd & Breezes Rd closed between 9am-4pm – start delayed to 18 Nov

Friday, 1 November 2013 8:24 a.m. by Transport4chch

Anzac Drive (SH74) between Pages Road and Breezes Road will be closed to light vehicles during the hours of 9am – 4pm from the week of 18 November until late February for reconstruction of the road and stormwater repairs: Detours …

Anzac Drive between Pages Rd & Breezes Rd closed between 9am-4pm from 4 November

Anzac Drive between Pages Rd & Breezes Rd closed between 9am-4pm from 4 November

Friday, 1 November 2013 8:24 a.m. by Transport4chch

Anzac Drive (SH74) between Pages Road and Breezes Road will be closed to light vehicles during the hours of 9am – 4pm from Monday 4th November until late February for reconstruction of the road and stormwater repairs: Detours are in …

CBD – Available Routes Map – 2nd to 9th of November

CBD – Available Routes Map – 2nd to 9th of November

Friday, 1 November 2013 8:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly and is available via our website and The Press newspaper on Saturdays. Please click here to download the network map – Available Routes Map.

Core strength

Core strength

Friday, 1 November 2013 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

The new Leighs Construction headquarters in central Christchurch will be one of the strongest commercial buildings in the new city, built to Importance Level 4, or 188 per cent of the building code, the same strength hospitals are required to reach. But it’s not just the strength of this building that makes it unique. It is based around a central core that utilises circular crane assisted self-erecting formwork, a first in New Zealand.

And the concrete pour for the slab of the main buildi ...

Agropolis urban farm launched at FESTA

Agropolis urban farm launched at FESTA

Friday, 1 November 2013 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

For the Love of Travel Magazine Welcomes Mike Yardley

For the Love of Travel Magazine Welcomes Mike Yardley

Thursday, 31 October 2013 9:30 p.m. by travelmagazine

For the Love of Travel Magazine Welcomes Mike Yardley as New Online Editor of Fortheloveoftravel.Net.NZ.

Nov 1: Gap Map download

Nov 1: Gap Map download

Thursday, 31 October 2013 8:53 p.m. by GapFiller

Thanks to Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism we have our very own Gap Map, complete with Gap Filler and Greening the Rubble projects.  to download the PDF file.  Alternatively swing by the Summer Pallet Pavilion on the corner of Durham and Kilmore Streets and pick one up.

Day 982 - thank you for your support

Day 982 - thank you for your support

Thursday, 31 October 2013 7:59 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

Canterbury Uni gets $260m for rebuild programme

Canterbury Uni gets $260m for rebuild programme

Thursday, 31 October 2013 5:45 p.m. by MediaHerald

Canterbury University will receive $260 million from the Government to support its rebuild programme.The funding boost was announced this afternoon by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce."The Government's...

Quake fears accelerate gully start

Quake fears accelerate gully start

Thursday, 31 October 2013 4:29 p.m. by GovtEQC

Cyclists applaud city transport plan

Cyclists applaud city transport plan

Thursday, 31 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government's transport plan for Christchurch is being hailed as another big boost for cycling in the city.

Parking vital for Christchurchs heart

Parking 'vital' for Christchurch's heart

Thursday, 31 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A vital slice of Christchurch's recovery - parking - is missing from the central city's transport plan, a prominent developer says.

EQC says its hit its deadline

EQC says it's hit its deadline

Thursday, 31 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission says it will have settled all of its standard under-$15,000 claims by this morning, with a few exceptions.

A chair that turns into a quake helmet?

A chair that turns into a quake helmet?

Thursday, 31 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

When an earthquake hits, most of us know to run for a doorframe or duck next to a desk.

Govt to provide $260m to University of Canterbury rebuild

Govt to provide $260m to University of Canterbury rebuild

Thursday, 31 October 2013 2:52 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Steven Joyce | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Home building consents rise 1.4 percent

Home building consents rise 1.4 percent

Thursday, 31 October 2013 1:02 p.m. by Media3News

In Canterbury a record 599 new dwellings, including 101 apartments, were consented in September.

Canterbury consents hit new high

Canterbury consents hit new high

Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:56 a.m. by PRNews

In September, the Canterbury region consented the highest number of new dwellings in 37 years, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Spring River Festival – this weekend

Spring River Festival – this weekend

Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:46 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The festival promises something for all ages and is organised by Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON), the group advocating for the Avon River red zone to become a river park and reserve.

Central Library Tuam Closes

Central Library Tuam Closes

Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:29 a.m. by GovtCCC

Central Library Tuam will issue its last book on Friday 1 November when it closes to make way for the new Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.

St Albans Pool Group – AGM

St Albans Pool Group – AGM

Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:16 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

St Albans Pool group has their AGM this Saturday at 10am at Abberley Park. Come along and hear about the progress we have made over the past year including the lodging of our Resource Consent with the CCC.

Kiwi engineering common sense means big savings for project

Kiwi engineering common sense 'means big savings for project'

Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:07 a.m. by PRNews

As foundation work begins on the new entertainment and office complex The Terrace, in Christchurch, simple Kiwi engineering common sense from Aurecon has meant significant savings in time and money, and reassurance for the developer that the complex is going to be safe.

CTV News item on Ground Improvement Trials

CTV News item on Ground Improvement Trials

Thursday, 31 October 2013 10:43 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

New home consents hit all-time high

New home consents hit all-time high

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury building consents have hit an all-time record with 599 new homes given approval in September.

Day 981 - Addington Action 2013 AGM Minutes

Day 981 - Addington Action 2013 AGM Minutes

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Addington Action 2013 AGM
5pm Wednesday 30 October
188 Strickland St, Sydenham, Christchurch



The meeting started at 5pm


Janet Alderton, Dawne Burns, Louis Couperus, Louise Deane, Paulette Dempsey, Dianne Fitzgerald, Karen Foster, Gretchen Kane, Blair Kenton, Bonny Le Grice, Elaine Mayo, Jo Mclean, Phil Nussbaumer, Mike Peters, Florence Preston.


Teresa Bassett, Cherylan Davies, Marina Mcfarlane, Karolin Potter, Tracy Peters, Di Robertson, Jay Sepie, Tim ...

New Christchurch transport plan praised

New Christchurch transport plan praised

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 7:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's new transport has met with approval from politicians and advocates, winning praise for having taken on board pleas from residents.

Reduced speed limit for Christchurchs inner city

Reduced speed limit for Christchurch's inner city

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 6:52 p.m. by MediaHerald

New transport plans for Christchurch reveal the inner city will have a reduced speed limit and a "people-focused environment'' once rebuilt.

4.2 quake rattles Christchurch

4.2 quake rattles Christchurch

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 6:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

A "strong" magnitude 4.2 quake shake struck Christchurch in the early hours this morning.

An Accessible City - Transport chapter finalised, 30 October 2013

An Accessible City - Transport chapter finalised, 30 October 2013

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 5:13 p.m. by GovtCCDU

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says reducing the speed limits of Christchurch’s inner-most streets will provide for a more people-focused environment in the redeveloped city.

Causeway re-opens and other news

Causeway re-opens and other news

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 4:54 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Port Hills Electorate MP, Hon Ruth Dyson, will speak to the public regarding the upcoming referendum on Asset Sales