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Christchurch city takes shape: goodbye red zone

Christchurch city takes shape: goodbye red zone

Thursday, 28 November 2013 11:55 p.m. by MediaStuff

Intensive housing developments will be allowed in suburbs near central Christchurch under new rules aimed at squeezing more homes into the city.

New fire stations for quake-hit city

New fire stations for quake-hit city

Thursday, 28 November 2013 6:13 p.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch is to get seven new fire stations in a $50 million 10-year project aimed at meeting the needs of the post-earthquake city.

In-fighting kicks off among Nationals partners

In-fighting kicks off among National's partners

Thursday, 28 November 2013 5:37 p.m. by Media3News

 

Earthquakes can happen anywhere so fix fasten - don’t forget!

Earthquakes can happen anywhere so fix fasten - don’t forget!

Thursday, 28 November 2013 5:03 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

CERA promises to step up demolitions

CERA promises to step up demolitions

Thursday, 28 November 2013 4:11 p.m. by Media3News

CERA has announced a new approach to house demolitions.

Go-ahead for high-density housing

Go-ahead for high-density housing

Thursday, 28 November 2013 4:05 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The city council has agreed on a new plan to squeeze more homes into Christchurch's existing urban boundaries in a bid to ease the post-quake housing pinch.

Curtain call for the Ministry Night Club in Lichfield Street…..

Curtain call for the Ministry Night Club in Lichfield Street…..

Thursday, 28 November 2013 4:04 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

 

Christmas In the Park – Saturday 30 November – Plan your journey

Christmas In the Park – Saturday 30 November – Plan your journey

Thursday, 28 November 2013 3:52 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Those planning on attending Coca Cola Christmas in the Park on Saturday 30 November are advised to plan their journey and allow plenty of time to minimise delays travelling to the concert.

Crown takes ownership of Ministry nightclub

Crown takes ownership of Ministry nightclub

Thursday, 28 November 2013 1:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch nightclub owner is saddened that the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is compulsorily acquiring his land as part of the Bus Interchange Precinct.

Heathcote Bridge closure this weekend – from 6pm Friday 29th November

Heathcote Bridge closure this weekend – from 6pm Friday 29th November

Thursday, 28 November 2013 1:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are advised the Heathcote River Bridge on State Highway 76 will be closed to traffic again this weekend as part of the scheduled works.

Denser housing plan agreed

Denser housing plan agreed

Thursday, 28 November 2013 12:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council has agreed on a new plan to squeeze more homes into Christchurch's existing urban boundaries in a bid to ease the post-quake housing pinch.

Red-zone demo to deter crime

Red-zone demo to deter crime

Thursday, 28 November 2013 11:50 a.m. by MediaStuff

Residential red-zone properties that have been a "blight on the landscape" will be demolished in a more coordinated approach to ward off vandals and ensure deadlines for house removals are met.

Seven new fire stations for Chch

Seven new fire stations for Chch

Thursday, 28 November 2013 11:09 a.m. by Media3News

The rebuild is expected to take five years at a cost of around $50 million.

Livestreaming: Council housing debate

Livestreaming: Council housing debate

Thursday, 28 November 2013 9:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

A plan for the urgent redevelopment of social housing in Christchurch will considered by the city council this morning.

Joint approach to increase Residential Red Zone clearances

Joint approach to increase Residential Red Zone clearances

Thursday, 28 November 2013 9:05 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

A new co-ordinated approach between private insurers, the Earthquake Commission and the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority will ensure Crown-owned properties in the residential red zoned flat land are cleared by the end of next year.

Blogger may face EQC court case costs

Blogger may face EQC court case costs

Thursday, 28 November 2013 7:57 a.m. by MediaOneNews Popular

Blogger may have to pay court costs after found he was in breach of confidence.

Town Hall call likely to proceed

Town Hall call likely to proceed

Thursday, 28 November 2013 7:56 a.m. by MediaOneNews

Plans to restore the Christchurch Town Hall at a cost of $127.5 million.

Detours for buses on Route 44 – North Shore towards the City for todayorrow 28 November

Detours for buses on Route 44 – North Shore towards the City for todayorrow 28 November

Thursday, 28 November 2013 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road : Emmett St 28.11.2013 ONLY Due to the on going road works on Emmett St all buses travelling towards the city will detour on Thursday 28 November only. Buses will detour off Shirley Rd onto Quinns Rd and Orontes …

Town Hall call likely to proceed

Town Hall call likely to proceed

Thursday, 28 November 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The new-look Christchurch City Council is set to proceed with plans to restore the Christchurch Town Hall at a cost of $127.5 million.

Christchurch gets trams back on the rails

Christchurch gets trams back on the rails

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 8:40 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Disability access upgrades scrapped

Disability access upgrades scrapped

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 7:24 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Wheelchairs – most of us will never need one, but if we do, we should prepare ourselves for a life in which the simplest things become much greater undertakings, in which the everyday world suddenly becomes an obstacle course and in which the easy isn't so easy any more. 

Things are improving, surely? Well, perhaps.

The Government has decided to accept a recommendation from the Royal Commission into the ...

EPMU calls for tighter rules on asbestos

EPMU calls for tighter rules on asbestos

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 5:03 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch rebuild workers and their families should not be put at risk of serious illness due to exposure to asbestos, says EPMU Construction, the union for construction workers.

Hornby Project delivers 44 new homes for Christchurch

Hornby Project delivers 44 new homes for Christchurch

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 4:42 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith joined with Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel and a consortium of community social housing providers today to officially unveil plans for a new 44 unit mixed social housing development in Hornby.

Council to discuss Land Use Recovery Plan

Council to discuss Land Use Recovery Plan

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 4:41 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Tram opening celebrated

Tram opening celebrated

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 4:37 p.m. by NickyWagner

This morning’s official opening of the Christchurch trams was a real opportunity for everyone involved to celebrate what hard work and determination can achieve. Our trams are a real asset to our city for locals and tourists alike and it was great to have so many people turn out for the return of this beloved icon that has been circling our city for 20 years. The trams started running last week and have, apparently, been full of happy Christchurch locals. After the formal speeches everyone ...

Sendai - A personal perspective

Sendai - A personal perspective

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 2:15 p.m. by GovtEQC

 

Denials over hospital asbestos exposure

Denials over hospital asbestos exposure

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 1:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

he Canterbury District Health Board and Christchurch firm Goleman Ltd entered not guilty pleasto two asbestos-related charges in the Christchurch District Court today

Mayor’s Speech - Canterbury CEO Roundtable Breakfast

Mayor’s Speech - Canterbury CEO Roundtable Breakfast

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 12:42 p.m. by LianneDalziel Featured Popular

I would  like to thank  Deloitte  Christchurch for providing  me with this  opportunity to address this  gathering of Canterbury business leaders  at  such  an  early  stage  of my Mayoralty.  

speech - Insurance Council of New Zealand conference in Auckland

speech - Insurance Council of New Zealand conference in Auckland

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 12:23 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

Resilience comes from knowing  who is on your side

ARE YOU TECH SAVVY??

ARE YOU TECH SAVVY??

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 12:09 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Christchurch housing worst its ever been

Christchurch housing 'worst it's ever been'

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 11:58 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The housing situation in Christchurch is now the worst it has ever been, forcing some families to squat in empty red zone houses.

Frustrations of Building Owners rise…….. Limbo on on High…

Frustrations of Building Owners rise…….. Limbo on on High…

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 11:53 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

 

Frustrations of Building Owners rise…….. Limbo on on High…

Frustrations of Building Owners rise…….. Limbo on on High…

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 11:53 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1111 days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    Now 484 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – only 1343 days to go before we get told if we are …

Frustrations of Building Owners rise…….. Limbo on High…

Frustrations of Building Owners rise…….. Limbo on High…

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 11:53 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1111 days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    Now 484 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – only 1343 days to go before we get told if we are …

Innovative architectural projects on display at CPIT

Innovative architectural projects on display at CPIT

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 11:11 a.m. by CPIT

A range of innovative architectural projects created by the next generation of Christchurch’s talented designers are now on display at CPIT.

Vendors should disclose details

Vendors should disclose details

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 11:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

EQC settlement holding up repairs

EQC settlement holding up repairs

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 9:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council is trying to reach a global settlement with the Earthquake Commission (EQC) so it can speed up the repair and rebuild of its quake-damaged social housing units.

NG Gallerys fate set to Christmas carol

NG Gallery's fate set to Christmas carol

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 9:10 a.m. by MediaThePress

A tongue-in-cheek version of the carol highlights the uncertain future of a historic central city building.

Quake city gets its trams back on the rails

Quake city gets its trams back on the rails

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 9:06 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Singapores lessons for Christchurch

Singapore's lessons for Christchurch

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 8:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

 Singapore is a city always on the move. Every time I have visited over a period of nearly 30 years, something big, new, and dramatic is being built.

Strong crust cause of big Sth Island quakes

Strong crust cause of big Sth Island quakes

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 1:04 a.m. by MediaStuff

Future large earthquakes in the southern South Island could see many thousands of residents there suffer the same kind of powerful aftershocks experienced by Cantabrians over the last three years, new research shows.

Four new venues open by February

Four new venues open by February

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 12:19 a.m. by MediaThePress

Bars and restaurants in Christchurch's newest hospitality destination should be open in just over two months.

Frustrated developer prepares to ditch

Frustrated developer prepares to ditch

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

The redevelopment of Christchurch's once vibrant upmarket bar zone SOL Square has stalled because of the financial and legal wrangles left behind by bankrupt entrepreneur David Henderson.

Frustrated SOL Square developer may ditch

Frustrated SOL Square developer may ditch

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

The redevelopment of Christchurch's once vibrant upmarket bar zone SOL Square has stalled because of the financial and legal wrangles left behind by bankrupt entrepreneur David Henderson.

Canterbury earthquakes were highly unusual

Canterbury earthquakes were highly unusual

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 5:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury earthquakes were even more unusual than first thought and unlikely to occur anywhere else in the world, new research reveals.

Natural Environment Recovery Programme launched

Natural Environment Recovery Programme launched

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 3:49 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

The Natural Environment Recovery Programme for greater Christchurch Whakaara Taiao was launched today at a community event at Travis Wetland in Burwood.

Work to start on UC’s major new science facility next year

Work to start on UC’s major new science facility next year

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 3:46 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

Trams’ return symbolises city recovery

Trams’ return symbolises city recovery

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 3:41 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

After an absence of almost three years the official return of the distinctive ding ding of tram bells to Christchurch streets is hailed as a symbol of the city’s recovery.

Southern Response Mass Protest

Southern Response Mass Protest

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 3:38 p.m. by Action Popular

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Job Opportunity: – Programme Facilitator and Coach, NGO Mental Health, 20 hours per week

Job Opportunity: – Programme Facilitator and Coach, NGO Mental Health, 20 hours per week

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 1:47 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Recovery is a life skills programme that assists the recovery and well-being of people who experience anxiety and depression.

Council, ministry eye unsafe rental homes

Council, ministry eye unsafe rental homes

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:32 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Updated High Court Earthquake List

Updated High Court Earthquake List

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:18 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

The updated High Court list for earthquake cases involving insurance companies and EQC is available here.  The claims against insurance companies and EQC continues to grow.

Do our Awesome survey!

Do our Awesome survey!

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 10:41 a.m. by MinistryofAwesome

Turn restrictions at Hereford Street/Cambridge Terrace from today

Turn restrictions at Hereford Street/Cambridge Terrace from today

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 9:27 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users should note the following turn restrictions will be put in place today (Tuesday 26 November 2013).

Turn restrictions at Hereford Street/Cambridge Terrace currently in place

Turn restrictions at Hereford Street/Cambridge Terrace currently in place

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 9:27 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users should note the following turn restrictions will be put in place today (Tuesday 26 November 2013). No right turn from Hereford into Cambridge Terrace No right turn from Cambridge Terrace into Hereford Street Hereford will be reinstated to …

Christchurch Reimagined November 2013

Christchurch Reimagined November 2013

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 8:29 a.m. by TourismChCh Popular

 

Dangerous buildings break work safety laws

Dangerous buildings break work safety laws

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Bosses knowingly sending staff to work in earthquake-prone buildings are breaking health and safety laws.

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC – Group now forming after meeting at Cardboard Cathedral

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC – Group now forming after meeting at Cardboard Cathedral

Monday, 25 November 2013 10:54 p.m. by EQCGroupAction Featured Popular

Around two hundred people turned up to the Cardboard Cathedral this evening with a view to joining legal proceedings against EQC.  Law firm Anthony Harper called the meeting following a strong response to their recent call for interested homeowners to unite to take on EQC.