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Kidds Cakes adds cafe

Kidds Cakes adds cafe

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 10:35 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

If you want a coffee with your cake, Kidds Cakes and Bakery have a cafe in their new building which opened on January 15. The new two-storey building, adjacent to the old building, is built back from the road to take into account the proposed four-laning of Cranford Street. It is also very eco-friendly in […]

The Triangle – Noxious Exhalations, a Precocious Wastrel and a Special Earthquake

The Triangle – Noxious Exhalations, a Precocious Wastrel and a Special Earthquake

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 5:49 p.m. by LostChristchurch

“William Wilson was formerly a cabbage dealer in Canterbury; but fourteen years ago he was poor, whereas now he is rich, a circumstance attributable to a lucky speculation in a piece of land called the Triangles, at Christchurch, which was offered to more than one, previously to being bought for £200 by Wilson, who, unlike the others, had sufficient foresight not to refuse it which now, in rental, brings him in £900 per annum.” Hawke’s Bay Herald, Volume 11, Issue 871, 31 Augus ...

Work begins on SH74 at Lyttelton Tunnel

Work begins on SH74 at Lyttelton Tunnel

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 1:40 p.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are being advised of possible delays on State Highway 74 at the site of the former Lyttelton Tunnel Control Building from next Monday (20 January) as work gets underway rebuilding the retaining wall and repairing the road. Badly damaged …

Chris Lynch on the ReStart Mall

Chris Lynch on the ReStart Mall

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 12:16 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

ReStart Chairman John Suckling and Councillor Glenn Livingstone talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the future of the ReStart Mall

CBD – Available Routes Map 18th January – 25th January

CBD – Available Routes Map 18th January – 25th January

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 11:00 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    

Christchurch CBD grassing underway

Christchurch CBD grassing underway

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 9:51 a.m. by Media3News

Work to clean up Christchurch's central city is underway, making way for a new car park off New Regent St.

Is 2014 the year you’ll publish your Canterbury Quake story?

Is 2014 the year you’ll publish your Canterbury Quake story?

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 9:43 a.m. by DebDonnell

We’re now into Year Four since the life-changing event of the September 2010 Canterbury Earthquake. Over that time everyone impacted by the events have been creating rough writing diamonds. Like natural diamonds, these writing diamonds have formed under the intense heat and pressure of our earthquake related experiences. Now they are waiting to be discovered, […]

SCIRT World Buskers Festival 16th-26th January

SCIRT World Buskers Festival 16th-26th January

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 9:01 a.m. by Transport4chch

Traffic management will be in place on Harper Avenue and Armagh Street to cater for the SCIRT World Buskers Festival which gets underway on  Thursday 16th January. Parking access is available in North Hagley Park from both Armagh Street and …

Now its time to get cracking on rebuild

Now it's time to get cracking on rebuild

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 8:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

Still suspended in a state of summer torpor last week, Christchurch's "rebuild" appeared to have stalled.

City greening work begins

City 'greening' work begins

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 7:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

The seeds are being sown for the transformation of several empty central-city sites.

Greening the CBD

Greening the CBD

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 7:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

The seeds are being sown for the transformation of several empty central-city sites.

Red-zoners still stuck in limbo

Red-zoners still stuck in limbo

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 11:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cashed-up red zone "stayers" keen to rebuild their earthquake-damaged homes are urging authorities to fast-track decisions on the future use of written-off land.

Wagner encourages nominations for conservation bodies

Wagner encourages nominations for conservation bodies

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 2:22 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

Cantabrians add real value to Conservation.

Cantabrians add real value to Conservation.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 2:05 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

Durham Street lane closures at Armagh Street intersection from Thursday 16 January

Durham Street lane closures at Armagh Street intersection from Thursday 16 January

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 1:51 p.m. by Transport4chch

Durham Street at the intersection with Armagh Street will be reduced to two lanes from Thursday 16 January while work is carried out in the intersection. From Monday 20 January the lanes will reduce to one through this same area. …

Chris Lynch with Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck

Chris Lynch with Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 12:33 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Christchurch Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the issues Council will face in 2014

Update On Cook Strait Work

Update On Cook Strait Work

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 10:26 a.m. by GovtEQC

Colombo Street from Salisbury St to Bealey Ave – northbound only from today

Colombo Street from Salisbury St to Bealey Ave – northbound only from today

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 10:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Colombo Street from Salisbury Street to Bealey Avenue is restricted to northbound traffic only from today. Southbound road users will be able to access Colombo Street from Bealey Avenue, however, there is no exit southbound.    

Colombo Street from Salisbury St to Bealey Ave – northbound only

Colombo Street from Salisbury St to Bealey Ave – northbound only

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 10:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Colombo Street from Salisbury Street to Bealey Avenue is restricted to northbound traffic only from today. Southbound road users will be able to access Colombo Street from Bealey Avenue, however, there is no exit southbound.    

Excavations for complex may start soon

Excavations for complex may start soon

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Work is about to start on central Christchurch's newest office and retail precinct, but the Re:Start container mall tenants on the land may get a short reprieve.

Bealey Ave reduced to one lane eastbound at Durham St intersection – emergency repair

Bealey Ave reduced to one lane eastbound at Durham St intersection – emergency repair

Monday, 13 January 2014 7:55 p.m. by Transport4chch

Bealey Ave is reduced to one lane eastbound in the vicinity of the Durham Street intersection due to a burst watermain. The lane reduction will be in place until repairs are carried out. This could take until approximately midday Tuesday …

Putting time to good use

Putting time to good use

Monday, 13 January 2014 1:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Rolleston prisoners have finished refurbishing an earthquake-damaged red zone house, which will now be returned to Housing New Zealand.

Putting time in prison to good use

Putting time in prison to good use

Monday, 13 January 2014 1:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Rolleston prisoners have finished refurbishing an earthquake-damaged red zone house, which will now be returned to Housing New Zealand.

Why Im so very proud of Christchurch

Why I'm 'so very proud' of Christchurch

Monday, 13 January 2014 9:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch was my home town, I now live in Australia.

Knives wielded at quake repair workers

Knives wielded at quake repair workers

Monday, 13 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Irate Canterbury homeowners are resorting to holding earthquake repair contractors hostage and threatening them with knives to vent their frustration.

Bus detours commencing Monday 13 January

Bus detours commencing Monday 13 January

Saturday, 11 January 2014 5:45 p.m. by Transport4chch

Bus route : 17 Bryndwr / Huntsbury Roads: Gloucester St and Park Tce Info : Due to road works along Montreal St all buses travelling towards Bryndwr will be detouring away from Gloucester St and Park Tce from 7am Monday …

Durham Street north closure at Bealey Avenue (north of Bealey) -starting week of 13 January

Durham Street north closure at Bealey Avenue (north of Bealey) -starting week of 13 January

Saturday, 11 January 2014 12:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Durham Street north of Bealey Avenue which was to be closed in the week commencing Monday 6th January for wastewater renewal works has been delayed until the week of 13 January. The works will be in place for approximately a …

Christchurch the place to go in 2014 – NYT

Christchurch the place to go in 2014 – NYT

Saturday, 11 January 2014 11:53 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Cranmer Square West closed between Kilmore and Armagh Streets – starting week of 13 January

Cranmer Square West closed between Kilmore and Armagh Streets – starting week of 13 January

Saturday, 11 January 2014 7:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Cranmer Square West between Kilmore and Armagh Streets will be closed in the week commencing 13  January for repairs to damaged wastewater pipes for approximately 3-4 weeks. There will be no access through Chester Street West to Cranmer Square. This …

Cranmer Square West closed between Kilmore and Chester Streets – starting week of 13 January

Cranmer Square West closed between Kilmore and Chester Streets – starting week of 13 January

Saturday, 11 January 2014 7:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Cranmer Square West between Kilmore and Chester Streets will be closed in the week commencing 13  January for repairs to damaged wastewater pipes for approximately 3-4 weeks. There will be no access through Chester Street West to Cranmer Square. This …

4.1 earthquake rattles Christchurch

4.1 earthquake rattles Christchurch

Friday, 10 January 2014 4:01 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A shallow 4.1 magnitude earthquake has rattled Christchurch this afternoon.

3.1 earthquake rattles Christchurch

3.1 earthquake rattles Christchurch

Friday, 10 January 2014 4:01 p.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch residents suffered a wee shudder in the early hours of this morning as a magnitude 3.1 earthquake rattled the region.The quake was centred 20km west of Christchurch, 9km deep and occurred just after 12am.There were...

Hundreds log quake felt reports

Hundreds log quake felt reports

Friday, 10 January 2014 3:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

A moderate quake measuring magnitude-4.2 has shaken Christchurch.

Waimakariri Bridge restrictions to be lifted approx. 4pm today – 10 Jan

Waimakariri Bridge restrictions to be lifted approx. 4pm today – 10 Jan

Friday, 10 January 2014 2:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

Updated: 10/1/14 – The traffic restrictions which saw the Old Waimakariri Bridge and Main North Rd restricted to south bound only in this area will be lifted today at approximately 4pm.  The road will have loose chip and a 50km/h …

Mayor supports Cathedral peace talks

Mayor supports Cathedral peace talks

Friday, 10 January 2014 2:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

Mayor Lianne Dalziel says she supports the idea of peace talks over the Christ Church Cathedral rebuild wrangle, saying even a compromise is better than a ruling from a judge.  

Park Terrace between Armagh and Kilmore closed northbound from Monday 13 Jan

Park Terrace between Armagh and Kilmore closed northbound from Monday 13 Jan

Friday, 10 January 2014 1:17 p.m. by Transport4chch

Park Terrace road users will be closed northbound between Armagh Street and Kilmore Street from Monday 13 January. Northbound road users will be detoured at Armagh Street from Park Terrace onto Montreal, Kilmore Ave and back to Park Terrace. This …

Celebrate World Wetlands Day Sunday 2 February

Celebrate World Wetlands Day Sunday 2 February

Friday, 10 January 2014 10:03 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

Who foots the bill for lifting Chch land?

Who foots the bill for lifting Chch land?

Friday, 10 January 2014 7:49 a.m. by MediaThePress

Authorities are unclear who will foot the bill to raise large chunks of Christchurch land predicted to be submerged by rising sea levels within the next century.

Recruiters face worker shortage

Recruiters face worker shortage

Friday, 10 January 2014 7:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's job market is booming but the challenge is finding enough workers to meet the demand, recruitment agencies say.

Three weeks left for Chch red-zoners

Three weeks left for Chch red-zoners

Friday, 10 January 2014 7:32 a.m. by Media3News

It's just three weeks until the last remaining Christchurch households living in flat land red-zoned areas have to be out.

Consents soar after quakes

Consents soar after quakes

Thursday, 9 January 2014 11:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury's biggest building booms in the last 40 years have now been outstripped by post-earthquake consent numbers.

Trust offers cathedral options

Trust offers cathedral options

Thursday, 9 January 2014 11:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The country's heritage watchdog wants to host peace talks to save the Christ Church Cathedral from full demolition.

Cathedral peace talks on the cards

Cathedral peace talks on the cards

Thursday, 9 January 2014 11:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The country's heritage watchdog wants to host peace talks to save the Christ Church Cathedral from full demolition.

Victims families upset with CTV company name change

Victims' families upset with CTV company name change

Thursday, 9 January 2014 6:03 p.m. by Media3News

Alan Reay Consultants has changed its name, in a move victims' relatives believe is an attempt to distance itself from the CTV tragedy.

Historic police station farewelled

Historic police station farewelled

Thursday, 9 January 2014 5:27 p.m. by Media3News

The oldest police station in New Zealand is set to be demolished.

Demolition to start on NZs oldest police station

Demolition to start on NZ's oldest police station

Thursday, 9 January 2014 5:03 p.m. by MediaHerald

Demolition on the earthquake-damaged Lyttelton police station, New Zealand's oldest, will start on Monday.The Italianate-style building was built between 1880-1882 using Lyttelton prison labour, and was the oldest and longest continually...

Three weeks until final settlement day for properties in Red Zones flat land

Three weeks until final settlement day for properties in Red Zone's flat land

Thursday, 9 January 2014 3:41 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

With the final settlement date for properties in the Residential Red Zone flat land area now just three weeks away, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is continuing to assist homeowners with their move out of the earthquake damaged areas.

Buildings consents granted tops 5000

Buildings consents granted tops 5000

Thursday, 9 January 2014 12:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than $1.3 billion worth of building consents have been granted in Canterbury since September 2010.

EVENT – Elite Road National Championships this weekend – Road user restrictions

EVENT – Elite Road National Championships this weekend – Road user restrictions

Thursday, 9 January 2014 12:24 p.m. by Transport4chch

Temporary traffic management will be in place around a number of roads in the Hoon Hay area and around Pioneer Stadium for the Elite Road National Championships this weekend, 11 – 12 January 2014. Lyttelton Street – closed 8am – …

Waimakariri Bridge southbound only from 5am – 4pm Thursday 9 Jan – UPDATED

Waimakariri Bridge southbound only from 5am – 4pm Thursday 9 Jan – UPDATED

Thursday, 9 January 2014 11:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Updated: 9/1/14 – Due to weather conditions affecting work this morning the restrictions in place will continue tomorrow morning.  The road will be fully reopened by 4pm this afternoon, Thursday 9 January and reinstated on Friday 10 January. Work to …

Pallet Pavilion Evening Volunteers required: Mondays & Tuesdays

Pallet Pavilion Evening Volunteers required: Mondays & Tuesdays

Thursday, 9 January 2014 9:35 a.m. by GapFiller

Can you help us out on Monday and Tuesday evenings? Check this link for more info and for any questions please contact richard@gapfiller.org.nz

Tonkin & Taylor Report - Effects of Sea Level Rise for  Christchurch City

Tonkin & Taylor Report - Effects of Sea Level Rise for Christchurch City

Wednesday, 8 January 2014 3:15 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Waimakariri Bridge southbound only from 5am – 4pm Thursday 9 Jan

Waimakariri Bridge southbound only from 5am – 4pm Thursday 9 Jan

Wednesday, 8 January 2014 12:20 p.m. by Transport4chch

Work to repair the guardrail on the Waimakariri Bridge will restrict traffic to southbound travel only from 5am – 4pm on Thursday 9 January.

Rising seas threaten eastern homes

Rising seas threaten eastern homes

Wednesday, 8 January 2014 11:12 a.m. by MediaStuff Featured

Large chunks of Christchurch's eastern suburbs could be submerged by rising sea levels within the next 100 years, a report commissioned by the Christchurch City Council warns.

Christchurch needs radical new solutions

Christchurch needs 'radical new solutions'

Wednesday, 8 January 2014 8:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Look around Christchurch. So much still needs to be done. So many decisions still need to be made more than three years after the first major earthquake.

Cranmer Square West closed between Kilmore and Armagh Streets – DELAYED – now starting weeek of 13 January

Cranmer Square West closed between Kilmore and Armagh Streets – DELAYED – now starting weeek of 13 January

Wednesday, 8 January 2014 7:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Cranmer Square West between Kilmore and Armagh Streets will be closed in the week commencing 13  January for repairs to damaged wastewater pipes for approximately 3-4 weeks.

Cranmer Square West closed between Kilmore and Armagh Streets – DELAYED – now starting week of 13 January

Cranmer Square West closed between Kilmore and Armagh Streets – DELAYED – now starting week of 13 January

Wednesday, 8 January 2014 7:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Cranmer Square West between Kilmore and Armagh Streets will be closed in the week commencing 13  January for repairs to damaged wastewater pipes for approximately 3-4 weeks. There will be no access through Chester Street West to Cranmer Square. This …

Rebuild to be part of fast growth

Rebuild to be part of fast growth

Wednesday, 8 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Economists expect New Zealand's economy to grow at a faster rate in 2014 than it did before the global financial crisis.

Aldwins/Buckley/Linwood intersection – CAUTION required – diesel spill

Aldwins/Buckley/Linwood intersection – CAUTION required – diesel spill

Tuesday, 7 January 2014 2:58 p.m. by Transport4chch

A diesel spill has occurred in the Aldwins/Buckleys Road/Linwood Ave intersection area. Contractors have laid grit on the road but the road surface is still slippery, particularly for vehicles turning at the intersection. Road users are asked to exercise caution …

Welcome to 2014

Welcome to 2014

Tuesday, 7 January 2014 12:27 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Popular

Welcome to 2014.