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Burwood Hospital rebuild starts next year

Burwood Hospital rebuild starts next year

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 8:31 a.m. by Media3News

Work on rebuilding Christchurch's badly damaged Burwood Hospital will start early next year.

Hospital rebuild contract signed

Hospital rebuild contract signed

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A brief signing ceremony yesterday signalled the start of the biggest hospital rebuild in New Zealand.

Re:Start retailers in dark on leases

Re:Start retailers 'in dark' on leases

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Store owners in Christchurch's central city Re:Start shopping hub are in limbo with one shop closing and others unsure whether they can stay on next year.

Haste urged on citys performing arts precinct

Haste urged on city's performing arts precinct

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The "complex jigsaw puzzle" of the performing arts precinct needs to be completed faster to accelerate the city centre rebuild, says a top government adviser.

Committee updated on Building and Resource Consents

Committee updated on Building and Resource Consents

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 6:21 p.m. by GovtCCC

Building consent customers should notice an improvement in the delivery of building consents and services by the end of March 2014.

Burwood Hospital construction contract signed today

Burwood Hospital construction contract signed today

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 5:49 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Health Minister Tony Ryall was today joined by Prime Minister John Key to announce the main construction contract for Burwood Hospital’s multi-million dollar redevelopment has been signed today and construction will start in the New Year.

Key endorses major Christchurch rebuild rojects

Key endorses major Christchurch rebuild rojects

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 4:18 p.m. by MediaHerald

 

Motorists advised to allow extra time for summer travel

Motorists advised to allow extra time for summer travel

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 3:36 p.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are being urged to allow extra time for their journeys this summer and to take care on Canterbury roads with a number of maintenance projects underway throughout the region. The NZ Transport Agency’s Canterbury Highway Manager Colin Knaggs says …

Ensors Road at approach to Brougham Street – lane reduction this week

Ensors Road at approach to Brougham Street – lane reduction this week

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 2:14 p.m. by Transport4chch

Repair work on the railway crossing barrier arm on Ensors Road will require a reduction in lanes on Ensors Road southbound this week. The two lanes will be reduced to one lane on the approach to and over the the …

Metro Sports Update - 17 December 2013

Metro Sports Update - 17 December 2013

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 1:10 p.m. by GovtCCDU

 

Casual Walking Groups

Casual Walking Groups

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 1:00 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Lolo Whenua Wetlands ·        Mondays at 9.00am ·         Starts Monday 20 January 2014 ·         Cotter Lane Rangiora (Meet at the carpark) This walk is fairly easy—you can choose how many loops you do around the lake to build up your fitness. Not steep. Great for buggys also.  The Sting!!! ·         Friday at 9.00am ·         Mowatts...

First year of rebuild sets scene for redevelopment

First year of rebuild sets scene for redevelopment

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 11:22 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Metro Sports Facility fly-through December 2013

Metro Sports Facility fly-through December 2013

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 11:19 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

 

Managing Anxiety for Wellbeing

Managing Anxiety for Wellbeing

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 9:53 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Wednesday 12th February:  a Clinician from the CDHB’s Anxiety Disorders Service  Anxiety has a number of possible origins and our levels of anxiety can rise or fall in different circumstances.So, how do we manage our anxiety so that we can meet life’s challenges and yet remain consistently well: - How to recognise as early...

Future Christchurch - City of Sport

Future Christchurch - City of Sport

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 9:51 a.m. by GovtCCDU

 

Playground design workshop October 2013

Playground design workshop October 2013

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 9:40 a.m. by GovtCCDU

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The Question of Anxiety

The Question of Anxiety

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 9:39 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday 29th January, the Peer Support team, Anxiety Support at MHAPS  Here’s your opportunity to discuss and even debate the subject of anxiety.  A chance to get your questions answered or perhaps your opportunity to be the one with an answer.  The discussion will be facilitated by the team here at Anxiety Support. The discussion...

Quake strikes Southland

Quake strikes Southland

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 8:51 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Protesters besiege claims company

Protesters besiege claims company

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Thousands of Cantabrians will spend a third Christmas facing insurance limbo.

Protesters besiege claims company

Protesters besiege claims company

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Thousands of Cantabrians will spend a third Christmas facing insurance limbo.

Edgeware master plan adopted

Edgeware master plan adopted

Monday, 16 December 2013 11:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council has adopted the master plan to support the recovery of Edgeware Village. The plan is part of the Council’s Suburban Centres Programme to support the recovery of quake-damaged commercial centres. Funding has been secured for streetscape and movement improvements and these are expected to be implemented in 2015-2016. Shirley/Papanui Community Board Chairman […]

CCC in rental WOF trial

CCC in rental WOF trial

Monday, 16 December 2013 10:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council will take part in a nationwide project early next year aimed at making rental housing safer to live in — especially for children, students and the elderly. A national rental housing “warrant of fitness” (WOF) trial will begin in January 2014 and run until the end of February, with results from the […]

Handling the land settlement cheque

Handling the land settlement cheque

Monday, 16 December 2013 10:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Got a land settlement cheque from EQC but you are unsure how the calculation was made and if it is correct or not? Bank the cheque and then Kevin Seque, Managing Director of KSL Audit Services Ltd suggest you send the following email or letter to protect your position: claims@eqc.govt.nz To whom it may concern […]

Flooding vulnerable being identified

Flooding vulnerable being identified

Monday, 16 December 2013 10:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Householders identified at being at risk of increased flooding vulnerability as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes will be sent individual letters to inform them of their status of their land claim in the New Year but will be largely responsible for their own protection following cash settlement that will follow when the process is completed.

Protesters confront Southern Response

Protesters confront Southern Response

Monday, 16 December 2013 7:16 p.m. by Media3News

This morning's protest against Southern Response in Christchurch began at 7:30am and Campbell Live was there.

Dec 16: Weave-o-rama

Dec 16: Weave-o-rama

Monday, 16 December 2013 4:02 p.m. by GapFiller

Weaving a new city fabric …   Hannah Hutchinson, a young local designer, has created a giant sized loom out of recycled timber, tyres and bicycle inner tubes called Weave-o-rama.  Through the act of weaving on a giant ‘loom’ people can experiment with found and recycled materials and help to create a shared artwork.  Weave-o-rama […]

Weave-o-rama

Weave-o-rama

Monday, 16 December 2013 4:02 p.m. by GapFiller

Weaving a new city fabric … An interactive project! Hannah Hutchinson, a young local designer, created a giant sized loom out of recycled timber, tyres and bicycle inner tubes called Weave-o-rama.  Through the act of weaving on a giant ‘loom’ people experimented with found and recycled materials and helped to create a shared artwork.  Weave-o-rama was […]

Dec 2013 : Weave-o-rama, Cnr Gloucester and Colombo St.

Dec 2013 : Weave-o-rama, Cnr Gloucester and Colombo St.

Monday, 16 December 2013 4:02 p.m. by GapFiller

Weave-O-Rama was an experimental and interactive art project located at the corner of Gloucester St and Colombo St.  Hannah Hutchinson, a young local designer, created a giant sized loom out of recycled timber, tyres and bicycle inner tubes and called it Weave-o-rama.  Through the act of weaving on a giant ‘loom’ people experimented with found and […]

Whale Pool vandalised

Whale Pool vandalised

Monday, 16 December 2013 3:16 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The New Brighton Paddling Pool, commonly called the Whale Pool, was badly vandalised over the weekend (14–15 December) and is now closed for repair.

Bridge Street bridge – open to two way traffic again – manual stop/go in place at times

Bridge Street bridge – open to two way traffic again – manual stop/go in place at times

Monday, 16 December 2013 3:10 p.m. by Transport4chch

The Bridge Street bridge has now reopened to two -way traffic following the weekend closure. There will continue to be some manual stop/go traffic management in place for resealing.

Anzac Drive/Travis Road/Frosts Road roundabout – night sealing work this week

Anzac Drive/Travis Road/Frosts Road roundabout – night sealing work this week

Monday, 16 December 2013 3:05 p.m. by Transport4chch

Night works/tarsealing on the Anzac Drive/Travis Road/Frosts Road roundabout will take place this week from 7pm – 6am – weather dependent. Detours and stop/go traffic management will be in place.  

Potential buyers eye up Forsyth Barr

Potential buyers eye up Forsyth Barr

Monday, 16 December 2013 2:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Potential buyers, including hotel developers, have been sizing-up Christchurch's tallest remaining office building.

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 4)

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 4)

Monday, 16 December 2013 2:15 p.m. by KrisV Popular




Rental housing ‘warrant of fitness’ trial announced

Rental housing ‘warrant of fitness’ trial announced

Monday, 16 December 2013 2:10 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council will take part in a nationwide project aimed at making rental housing safer to live in — especially for children, students and the elderly.

Council appoints Chief Financial Officer

Council appoints Chief Financial Officer

Monday, 16 December 2013 2:08 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council has appointed Peter Gudsell to the new position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Correction .....

Correction .....

Monday, 16 December 2013 1:23 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

New-tech heat plan for centre

New-tech heat plan for centre

Monday, 16 December 2013 11:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

Who is responsible for fixing repair defects?

Who is responsible for fixing repair defects?

Monday, 16 December 2013 9:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

Protesters return to Southern Response

Protesters return to Southern Response

Monday, 16 December 2013 8:24 a.m. by Media3News

 

Humphries Drive CLOSED – SERIOUS crash- DETOURS in place

Humphries Drive CLOSED – SERIOUS crash- DETOURS in place

Monday, 16 December 2013 7:56 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Humphries Drive has been closed this morning due to a serious crash. Detours from Main Road, Sumner are Ferry Road – Dyers Road Detour for Linwood Avenue – Dyers Road The expected duration of the closure is not known at …

Call for Christchurch projects

Call for Christchurch projects

Monday, 16 December 2013 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Anger grows over insurance

Anger grows over insurance

Monday, 16 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It is "D-Day" for angry insurance customers who are gathering today at the headquarters of Southern Response after submitting an ultimatum to the company's chief executive.

New Brighton bridge deck lifted for repairs

New Brighton bridge deck lifted for repairs

Sunday, 15 December 2013 4:44 p.m. by Media3News

Early Days in Sydenham, how the Pioneers Fared

Early Days in Sydenham, how the Pioneers Fared

Saturday, 14 December 2013 11:22 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

“I REMEMBER.” An interesting contribution to the history of the early days of Christchurch, and especially of the district now known as Sydenham, was made by Mr Henry Ffitch, of Glandovey road, Fendalton, in a series of reminiscences related by him to a “Press” representative. “I remember very well,” said Mr Ffitch, “that part of the country on what is now the borough of Sydenham in the years 1851 and 1852. I have a vivid recollection of the country, in ...

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 3)

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 3)

Saturday, 14 December 2013 3:50 p.m. by KrisV Popular




Bridge deck lifted to repair supports

Bridge deck lifted to repair supports

Saturday, 14 December 2013 3:42 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Work has begun to lift the deck of a bridge in Christchurch so quake-damaged abutments can be repaired.

Momentous occasion for Knox Church

'Momentous' occasion for Knox Church

Saturday, 14 December 2013 11:15 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The $5.5 million project of rebuilding the earthquake-damaged Knox Presbyterian Church has moved a step closer.

Is the rebuild worsening poverty in Christchurch?

Is the rebuild worsening poverty in Christchurch?

Saturday, 14 December 2013 10:45 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Half of Christchurch is on an income of less than $30,000 a year. It is not a rich city. But the earthquake recovery seems more about the haves than have-nots. 

Bealey Ave lanes closed for church work

Bealey Ave lanes closed for church work

Saturday, 14 December 2013 8:46 a.m. by MediaThePress

The $5.5 million project of rebuilding the severely earthquake damaged Knox Presbyterian Church, on the corner of Victoria Street and Bealey Avenue, will move a step closer today.

Couriers challenged by roads

Couriers challenged by roads

Saturday, 14 December 2013 6:51 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch couriers are battling "appalling" road conditions, limited driveway access and vehicle wear and tear to get the job done.

Car park rebuilding ideas pitched

Car park rebuilding ideas pitched

Saturday, 14 December 2013 6:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two property developers planning precincts around Christchurch's City Mall have proposed rebuilding council car parking buildings.

Ideas pitched for Lichfield St carpark rebuild

Ideas pitched for Lichfield St carpark rebuild

Saturday, 14 December 2013 6:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two property developers planning precincts around Christchurch's City Mall have proposed rebuilding council car parking buildings.

Southern Response promises rethink

Southern Response promises rethink

Saturday, 14 December 2013 6:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response will change the way it deals with its insurance claimants in the wake of a protest which saw 100 angry customers hand their grievances to its chief executive.

Little downtime for citys repair teams

Little downtime for city's repair teams

Friday, 13 December 2013 11:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Agencies critical to the Christchurch rebuild will have little time to rest over Christmas.

Difference between Pressure Washing and Water Blasting

Difference between Pressure Washing and Water Blasting

Friday, 13 December 2013 9:31 p.m. by citywidedecorators1

If you are serious about cleaning the surfaces of your house, you can select any one between pressure washing and water blasting techniques. But to pick one, you need to clarify what surfaces you are planning to clean, where will you be cleaning and how long will you take to clean them?

SCIRT fixing cracked pipes with resin liners

SCIRT fixing cracked pipes with resin liners

Friday, 13 December 2013 9:00 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

SCIRT is repairing two sections of storm water drains in Edgeware Road next week, outside Peter Timbs shop and then in Dover Street. This will involve a process called CIPP lining, when a resin saturated pipe liner is inserted into the existing stormwater pipe. Hot water makes the liner and resin harden and adhere to […]

CBD – Available Routes Map 11th December – 18th December

CBD – Available Routes Map 11th December – 18th December

Friday, 13 December 2013 3:00 p.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

Bealey Ave/Colombo Street intersection – restrictions from Monday 16 December

Bealey Ave/Colombo Street intersection – restrictions from Monday 16 December

Friday, 13 December 2013 2:26 p.m. by Transport4chch

Work in the intersection of Bealey Avenue and Colombo Street from Monday 16th December will restrict vehicle movement through the intersection.

Inconvenience Store: expressions of interest sought

Inconvenience Store: expressions of interest sought

Friday, 13 December 2013 2:11 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Inconvenience Store: proposals now welcomed

Inconvenience Store: proposals now welcomed

Friday, 13 December 2013 2:11 p.m. by GapFiller

Call for Expressions of Interest 13 December 2013   THE INCONVENIENCE STORE Gap Filler’s next project will be the Inconvenience Store, which is scheduled to run for around 6-8 weeks between late March and late May 2014 (dates tbc). We hope, for this project, to temporarily occupy a vacant retail space in the central city […]