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Christchurch residents now free to roam red zone

Christchurch residents now free to roam red zone

Monday, 1 July 2013 12:18 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch residents are now free to roam the CBD following the lifting of the red zone cordon yesterday.

Christchurch city council loses accreditation

Christchurch city council loses accreditation

Monday, 1 July 2013 10:17 a.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council has confirmed it has lost the right to grant building consents.

Chch council will continue to grant consents

Chch council will continue to grant consents

Monday, 1 July 2013 10:17 a.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council is promising to continue to provide all building consent services, despite having its accreditation revoked.

Christchurch Council reeling over consent decision

Christchurch Council reeling over consent decision

Monday, 1 July 2013 10:17 a.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council is promising to continue to provide all building consent services, despite having its accreditation revoked.

Christchurch school launches legal battle

Christchurch school launches legal battle

Monday, 1 July 2013 10:16 a.m. by MediaHerald

A Christchurch school has today launched a last-ditch legal battle in a desperate bid to stay open.

Council consents: Critically important that process is sped up

Council consents: 'Critically important' that process is sped up

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:58 a.m. by MediaHerald

Cabinet ministers Gerry Brownlee and Chris Tremain will travel to Christchurch on Wednesday to try and broker a deal with Christchurch City Council over the building consent problems that are slowing the earthquake rebuild.International...

Christchurch council loses consent accreditation

Christchurch council loses consent accreditation

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:58 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Christchurch City Council has lost its ability to approve building consents.International Accreditation New Zealand this morning issued a decision revoking the council's accreditation as a building consents authority.The drastic...

Red zone cordons lifted - Defence Force stood down

Red zone cordons lifted - Defence Force stood down

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:49 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The final red zone fences have been removed from the centre of Christchurch, and the Defence Force has been officially dismissed from its deployment in the city.

Madras Street – Work starts today

Madras Street – Work starts today

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Madras Street will be reduced to one lane between Kilmore Street and Salisbury Street. Work begins today and will continue for approximately 2 months. Parking will not be available next to the work area. One side of the street will …

Madras Street – Work starts Monday 1 July

Madras Street – Work starts Monday 1 July

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Madras Street will be reduced to one lane between Kilmore Street and Salisbury Street. Work begins today (1 July) and will continue for approximately 2 months. Parking will not be available next to the work area. One side of the …

Fitzgerald and Bealey Avenue – Lane Closures from Monday 1 July

Fitzgerald and Bealey Avenue – Lane Closures from Monday 1 July

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Lane restriction from Whitmore Street (the south end of Hills Road) onto Fitzgerald Avenue for approximately four weeks. Southbound traffic will be down to one lane past the worksite. As a result, the Bealey Avenue right turning lanes will be reduced …

Fitzgerald and Bealey Avenue – Lane Closures from today

Fitzgerald and Bealey Avenue – Lane Closures from today

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Lane restriction from Whitmore Street (the south end of Hills Road) onto Fitzgerald Avenue for approximately four weeks. Southbound traffic will be down to one lane past the worksite. As a result, the Bealey Avenue right turning lanes will be reduced …

Park Terrace – Work starts today

Park Terrace – Work starts today

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to the unfavourable weather conditions work was delayed on Park Terrace and has started today. A lane closure will be in place on Park Terrace allowing Northbound traffic only. A detour route will be in place for southbound traffic …

Park Terrace – Work starts Monday 1 July

Park Terrace – Work starts Monday 1 July

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to the unfavourable weather conditions work was delayed on Park Terrace and has started today (1 July). A lane closure will be in place on Park Terrace allowing Northbound traffic only. A detour route will be in place for …

Park Terrace – Lane Closure

Park Terrace – Lane Closure

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

A lane closure will be in place on Park Terrace allowing Northbound traffic only. A detour route will be in place for southbound traffic during stage one and stage three. Stage one: Salisbury Street–Durham Street North–Kilmore Street. Stage two: Two-way …

Kaiapoi has high housing hopes

Kaiapoi has high housing hopes

Monday, 1 July 2013 8:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

After the earthquakes left 1000 Kaiapoi homes red-zoned, business owners could be forgiven for feeling uncertain about their future.

Why subdivision could save river town

Why subdivision could save river town

Monday, 1 July 2013 8:44 a.m. by MediaStuff

Gloucester Street bridge, Central City – Closed to all vehicles

Gloucester Street bridge, Central City – Closed to all vehicles

Monday, 1 July 2013 8:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to a structural issue staff engineers have recommended that the bridge be closed to vehicular traffic for urgent repairs. Christchurch City Council Transport and Greenspace Unit Manager John Mackie says, “In the interest of the health and safety of …

Green Stitch

Green Stitch

Monday, 1 July 2013 5:31 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

Urban Archipelago

Urban Archipelago

Monday, 1 July 2013 5:29 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

Green Buffer

Green Buffer

Monday, 1 July 2013 5:18 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

Linear Corridor

Linear Corridor

Monday, 1 July 2013 5:14 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

Extending the Retail Precinct

Extending the Retail Precinct

Monday, 1 July 2013 5:11 a.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

US investors look at stadium

US investors look at stadium

Monday, 1 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

United States investors could help cover the multi-million dollar shortfall for a covered stadium in Christchurch.

US investors look at stadium

US investors look at stadium

Monday, 1 July 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

United States investors could help cover the multi-million dollar shortfall for a covered stadium in Christchurch.

Brownlee opposes bait to quit city

Brownlee opposes bait to quit city

Monday, 1 July 2013 12:05 a.m. by MediaStuff

Gerry Brownlee says he does not want people being encouraged to leave Christchurch, admitting his "surprise" that a Government entity was doing exactly that.

Only at EQC and new contact details

Only at EQC and new contact details

Sunday, 30 June 2013 6:34 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

I often feel as if I am beating a dead horse, but the things that happen at EQC are beyond the inexplicable.  Yesterday, I learned that EQC had sent thousands of e-mails to claimants in multi unit buildings telling them essentially that their claim is on hold because of the tremendous “complexity” of their claim.  Incidentally, many months ago I mentioned on this blog that EQC placed multi dwellings, and anything else that was not a multi dwelling but anyone might conceivab ...

Christchurch red zone cordon finally lifted

Christchurch red zone cordon finally lifted

Sunday, 30 June 2013 6:23 p.m. by MediaHerald

The final cordon around Christchurch's quake-damaged city centre was lifted today, bringing to an end the Defence Force's longest-ever domestic deployment.Hundreds gathered as the last barrier to the CBD red zone was officially...

Defence Force ceremony to mark 857 days service

Defence Force ceremony to mark 857 days service

Sunday, 30 June 2013 5:33 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Defence Minister Dr  Jonathan Coleman have paid tribute to members of the New Zealand Defence Force for their dedicated service to Christchurch on the eve of their longest ever domestic deployment.

Day 860 - CKA takes on landscaping

Day 860 - CKA takes on landscaping

Sunday, 30 June 2013 3:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

The (CKA) often sends volunteers to help Addington Action with quake recovery work.

is a state in southern India.

To help get Garlands Rd depot up and running, CKA has taken responsibility for doing all of the landscaping work needed on the site over the next few months.

Today 7 CKA members came at 11.30 to carefully spread tree mulch around the existing planting of native shrubs on the road frontage. They have also offered to turn up during the 4 week build of the pole ba ...

Soldiers farewelled from central city

Soldiers farewelled from central city

Sunday, 30 June 2013 2:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

The last remaining members of the New Zealand Defence Force were farewelled in Christchurch today.

Defence staff farewelled from central city

Defence staff farewelled from central city

Sunday, 30 June 2013 2:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

The last remaining members of the New Zealand Defence Force were farewelled in Christchurch today.

Christchurch residents urged to say thanks

Christchurch residents urged to say thanks

Sunday, 30 June 2013 11:41 a.m. by MediaHerald

People in Christchurch are being urged to turn out to thank the Defence Force for its service in the city.The Army will end its 857 days of running the cordons, as they finally come down today.This afternoon around 120 members...

Soldiers thanked as Chch cordon lifted

Soldiers thanked as Chch cordon lifted

Sunday, 30 June 2013 7:44 a.m. by Media3News

More than 100 Defence Force personnel who aided the rebuild following the Christchurch earthquakes will be congratulated during a public ceremony today.

Defence Force ceremony to mark 857 days service

Defence Force ceremony to mark 857 days service

Saturday, 29 June 2013 11:45 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Signing course key to the world of the deaf

Signing course key to the world of the deaf

Saturday, 29 June 2013 11:05 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Do you know someone who is deaf but have difficulties communicating with them? The local branch of the Deaf Association is running a New Zealand sign language evening course once a week for six weeks starting on Thursday, August 1. …

One Man’s Trouble With Fletchers

One Man’s Trouble With Fletchers

Saturday, 29 June 2013 5:09 p.m. by EQCTruths

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qlTmwMepTYM

Sumner surf club demolished

Sumner surf club demolished

Saturday, 29 June 2013 4:45 p.m. by Media3News

The Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club's building was taken down today, and locals can look forward to a stylish replacement.

Contingency plan for consents process

Contingency plan for consents process

Saturday, 29 June 2013 7:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

Government officials are preparing a contingency plan in case the Christchurch City Council is stripped of its consenting powers.

Poster child for quake recovery

Poster child for quake recovery

Saturday, 29 June 2013 7:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch gift and homewares store Whare could be the poster-child of small-business post-quake recovery.

EQCs home repair milestone reached

EQC's home repair milestone reached

Saturday, 29 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Authorities are halfway through fixing 80,000 Canterbury homes damaged by earthquakes, the Government says.

Roofed stadium to cost $506m

Roofed stadium to cost $506m

Friday, 28 June 2013 10:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

The total cost of Christchurch's proposed stadium - $506 million - has been revealed in documents leaked to The Press.

Soldiers leave Christchurch red zone

Soldiers leave Christchurch red zone

Friday, 28 June 2013 10:19 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The role of the New Zealand Defence Force in the aftermath of the devastating Christchurch earthquakes has ended.

Giving away a historic building

Giving away a historic building

Friday, 28 June 2013 7:58 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch property developer Antony Gough has a problem he hopes you might be able to solve.

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘I don’t want to live in a socie

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘I don’t want to live in a socie

Friday, 28 June 2013 6:20 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

I am thrilled that Edward Snowden leaked the information about the US government’s mammoth spying operations on ordinary people.  This is definitely worth watching if you have any interest in preserving your own personal freedom.     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yB3n9fu-rM

Lifting of the cordon - a symbolic event

Lifting of the cordon - a symbolic event

Friday, 28 June 2013 6:03 p.m. by Media3News

As the cordon around Christchurch CBD comes down, the army is leaving and residents are reacting.

Day 858 - big stockpile of food

Day 858 - big stockpile of food

Friday, 28 June 2013 5:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today, Sibash & Mike headed up the hill to Elaine's place to clean up 20 banana boxes of tinned food so they can go into storage to be used to feed volunteer workers good hearty lunches. The food had been donated from many sources since the quake including
The food includes
Elaine is co-ordinator of Friends of Addington Action and has kindly loaned a spare room to store the tinned food till the 124 Garlands Rd Depot opens.

There are also 8 cartons of dry biscuits yet to come to ...

Cordon lifts on Christchurch CBD

Cordon lifts on Christchurch CBD

Friday, 28 June 2013 4:49 p.m. by Media3News

The soldiers who have watched over Christchurch's inner city red zone for the last two and a half years clocked off for the last time today.

Park Terrace – Detour in Place from 1 July

Park Terrace – Detour in Place from 1 July

Friday, 28 June 2013 3:53 p.m. by Transport4chch

Due to the unfavourable weather conditions work was delayed on Park Terrace and will now start on the 1 July 2013. A lane closure will be in place on Park Terrace allowing Northbound traffic only. A detour route will be …

Topic Meeting: ‘Anxiety and Your Relationships’

Topic Meeting: ‘Anxiety and Your Relationships’

Friday, 28 June 2013 3:51 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Please contact our office on (03) 377 9665 or email info@anxietysupport.org.nz for more info.

Forum Meeting: ‘Dependency, Medications and More…’

Forum Meeting: ‘Dependency, Medications and More…’

Friday, 28 June 2013 3:47 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday July 3rd. A new Forum that builds on the popularity of our regular ‘Anxiety and Medications’ (also delivered by the Anxiety Disorders Unit). We are seeking to better understand the dependency issues associated with some medications. Is it simply a physical dependency that causes us to experience symptoms when some medications are withdrawn? Or...

A Term 3 Evening Course @ MHAPS

A Term 3 Evening Course @ MHAPS

Friday, 28 June 2013 3:18 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Breathing and Relaxation  Monday evenings from 6 – 7.30pm Starting 29th July Learn how to breathe and relax with Rosemary Mannering, physiotherapist   $2 contribution per session to help with course costs. Light refreshments provided. Please phone 365 9479 to reserve a place During this course you will discover how stress and anxiety are linked...

June 28: Pallet sponsors, find your name?

June 28: Pallet sponsors, find your name?

Friday, 28 June 2013 3:03 p.m. by GapFiller

The names of those of you who sponsored a pallet for a year (379 people!) are being painted on the pallets over the next week – thanks to some of our wonderful volunteers. They’re about 1/4 of the way through!  It’s a huge job!

Pallet sponsors, find your name?

Pallet sponsors, find your name?

Friday, 28 June 2013 3:03 p.m. by GapFiller

The names of those of you who sponsored a pallet for a year (379 people!) are being painted on the pallets over the next week – thanks to some of our wonderful volunteers. They’re about 1/4 of the way through!  It’s a huge job! Those of you who are to receive other rewards from Pledge […]

Red zone fences come down

Red zone fences come down

Friday, 28 June 2013 2:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

The end is nigh.

Govt fails to move promptly over CTV Building

Govt fails to move promptly' over CTV Building

Friday, 28 June 2013 2:11 p.m. by PRNews

Mr O’Rourke asked the Prime Minister in Parliament today for his response to an open letter from the Quake Families which says:

$2.9 Billion for Christchurch

$2.9 Billion for Christchurch

Friday, 28 June 2013 1:52 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

With the announcement on Thursday (27 June) John Key clarified who would be leading the various rebuild projects within the City Centre. The announcement by the government of $2.9b in addition to the Council’s $1.9b contribution will mean that there is now some clarity to how these projects can move forward. This funding brings some […]

Birmingham Drive – Completion of Works

Birmingham Drive – Completion of Works

Friday, 28 June 2013 12:50 p.m. by Transport4chch

The Roadworks on Birmingham Drive were completed last night. Two way traffic has been restored between Print Place to Wrights Road.

Investors line up for Chch rebuild

Investors line up for Chch rebuild

Friday, 28 June 2013 12:34 p.m. by Media3News

Investors will be champing at the bit to get a piece of Christchurch's rebuild after a $4.8 billion announcement yesterday.