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EVENT: Cricket – Hagley Oval

EVENT: Cricket – Hagley Oval

Friday, 26 December 2014 2:37 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Cricket fans are advised to plan ahead to avoid delays getting to the Boxing Day Test at Hagley Oval. Match time is 10.30am – 6pm. Retail areas will be busy with increased traffic flows. We advise road users to allow …

Exciting vision put forward for Waimakariri red zones

Exciting vision put forward for Waimakariri red zones

Friday, 26 December 2014 8:00 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) and Waimakariri District Council say the public has put forward an exciting vision of open spaces with a community focus for the Waimakariri red zones.

Christmas Eve Shakes in Christchurch

Christmas Eve Shakes in Christchurch

Wednesday, 24 December 2014 9:09 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

On the 24th December 2014, Christchurch was shaken by a 4.0 earthquake at 7:43pm. This was felt strongly across the city and residents reported noticeable movement, banging and shaking. It was followed at 8:46pm by a 3.3 which was preceded by a noise and then a strong jolt. They were centred in different parts of the city and surrounds as shown on .

Canterbury has a history of aftershocks in the festive season with a swarm of shakes hitting the city on Boxing Day in 2011 and closing down ...

IAG wears rising costs of rebuild

IAG wears rising costs of rebuild

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 8:25 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New Zealand's largest insurer, IAG, has raised its Canterbury earthquakes bill by up to $1 billion, as it receives more over $100,000 cap claims passed from the Earthquake Commission.

Xmas Closure

Xmas Closure

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 3:47 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

We’re closed for Xmas from midday on December 24th, re-opening on Monday January 5th at 9:00am. Enquiries to MHAPS  reception 03 365 9479 or reception@mhaps.org.nz We wish you all a Merry Xmas and Happy New Year Ian, Terry and Vanessa at the Learning Exchange

More Great Outcomes from RecoveryWorks

More Great Outcomes from RecoveryWorks

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 3:35 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

‘The course has enabled me to look at everything with a positive view and search for positive outcomes in stressful situations’ – L. People from the programme before told us that on average they experienced a 34% increase in reported feelings of wellbeing; a 30% decrease in levels of anxiety; 33% fewer visits to the...

University of Canterbury v The Insurance Council of New Zealand Inc

University of Canterbury v The Insurance Council of New Zealand Inc

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 3:00 p.m. by NZSupremeCourt Popular

UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY v THE INSURANCE COUNCIL OF NEW ZEALAND INC & ORS

$1 billion added to Canterbury quakes bill

$1 billion added to Canterbury quakes bill

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 2:58 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New Zealand's largest insurer has raised its Canterbury earthquakes bill by up to $1 billion, as it receives more $100,000-plus cap claims passed from the Earthquake Commission.

IAG lifts expected Canterbury quake claim costs by up to $1 bln

IAG lifts expected Canterbury quake claim costs by up to $1 bln

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 2:57 p.m. by PRNews Popular

By Paul McBeth

EVENT: Boxing Day Cricket – Hagley Oval

EVENT: Boxing Day Cricket – Hagley Oval

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 2:37 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Cricket fans are advised to plan ahead to avoid delays getting to the Boxing Day Test at Hagley Oval on Friday 26th December. Match time is 10.30am – 6pm. Retail areas will be busy with increased traffic flows. We advise …

Christchurch ready for return of tests

Christchurch 'ready' for return of tests

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Canterbury officials are confident the country's newest test venue will scrub up impressively when New Zealand meet Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval beginning on Friday.

Christchurch homeowner feels justified by courts decision

Christchurch homeowner feels justified by court's decision

Monday, 22 December 2014 11:32 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Supreme Court ruling has vindicated a Christchurch man's decision to hold out for a better deal from his insurer.

Surge of rebuild workers predicted

Surge of rebuild workers predicted

Monday, 22 December 2014 10:19 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An additional 8000 construction workers will be needed for the Canterbury rebuild in the next three years, a report says.

Huge experience on transition advisory board

Huge experience on transition advisory board

Monday, 22 December 2014 4:02 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced an Advisory Board on Transition with a wealth of experience and knowledge about the recovery needs of greater Christchurch.
 

































Christmas Meassage 2014 and guest poem by Nancy McLaughlin

Christmas Meassage 2014 and guest poem by Nancy McLaughlin

Monday, 22 December 2014 3:52 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Another year has come and gone. I wish all long suffering Canterbury policyholders a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Have a restful well deserved break! You may want to check out this link. http://www.interest.co.nz/opinion/73453/cameron-preston-takes-look-canterbury-earthquake-claims-settlements-and-finds-iag-and- Christmas Message 2014 I’m still …

Councils cant force seismic strengthening, court says

Councils can't force seismic strengthening, court says

Monday, 22 December 2014 3:22 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Local councils cannot force strengthening of earthquake-prone buildings beyond the minimum set by law, the Supreme Court says.

Christchurch needs 8000 more construction workers

Christchurch needs 8000 more construction workers

Monday, 22 December 2014 2:28 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Canterbury will need to find 8000 more construction workers for the peak of the rebuild in December 2016, a government report says.

Canterbury University loses bid to strengthen buildings

Canterbury University loses bid to strengthen buildings

Monday, 22 December 2014 12:38 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The University of Canterbury has lost its final bid to increase the strength of its earthquake-prone buildings.

Major report on how organisations coped with the earthquakes

Major report on how organisations coped with the earthquakes

Monday, 22 December 2014 11:53 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

A major University of Canterbury report has found a high level of innovation and adaptability shown by hundreds of organisations in Canterbury following the earthquakes.

Knox Church packed house at first service since 2010 Earthquakes

Knox Church packed house at first service since 2010 Earthquakes

Monday, 22 December 2014 11:19 a.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

ADVISORY: Summer Holiday Checklist

ADVISORY: Summer Holiday Checklist

Monday, 22 December 2014 11:17 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

If you’re heading out on the roads this summer, don’t forget to check your vehicle first and make a note of important numbers to take with you.

Council to build 25 new social housing units

Council to build 25 new social housing units

Monday, 22 December 2014 11:07 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Turnaround in fortunes

Turnaround in fortunes

Monday, 22 December 2014 9:10 a.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

EQC Declaratory Judgment

EQC Declaratory Judgment

Sunday, 21 December 2014 4:22 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

EQC asked the High Court to make various declarations in relation to whether a property’s increased vulnerability to flooding after the earthquake(s) was land damage and, if so, approval to settle the claim by paying the diminution in value of the property rather than the cost to remediate the damage. 

$10m development fund almost spent

$10m development fund almost spent

Saturday, 20 December 2014 9:07 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A $10 million incentive fund encouraging developers to build residential units within Christchurch's four avenues is almost all gone.

Christchurch quake memorial plans revealed

Christchurch quake memorial plans revealed

Friday, 19 December 2014 11:34 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The six designs being considered to commemorate Christchurch's devastating February 2011 earthquake can be revealed.

Limited space for Christmas cheer in caravan

Limited space for Christmas cheer in caravan

Friday, 19 December 2014 9:31 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christmas morning in a caravan is nothing new for Phil Thompson and Debra Savage.

Organ music heard again at Knox Church

Organ music heard again at Knox Church

Friday, 19 December 2014 9:11 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The sound of organ music has rung out from the Knox Presbyterian Church for the first time in more than four years.

Horizontal infrastructure review underway

Horizontal infrastructure review underway

Friday, 19 December 2014 4:10 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Work has begun on an agreed review into the rebuild work and costs related to Christchurch's earthquake-damaged horizontal infrastruct

Rebuild Christchurch top 100 articles for 2014

Rebuild Christchurch top 100 articles for 2014

Friday, 19 December 2014 4:02 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

This is the top 100 posts that have been viewed on Rebuild Christchurch website. The count is counted by Unique Visits to the post. 

Scarborough Paddling Pool to re-open

Scarborough Paddling Pool to re-open

Friday, 19 December 2014 3:47 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The rebuilt Scarborough Paddling Pool will re-open to the public tomorrow (Saturday 20 December).

Design of Beachville Road section of Coastal Pathway finalised

Design of Beachville Road section of Coastal Pathway finalised

Friday, 19 December 2014 3:45 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board has endorsed a final design for the Beachville Road/Redcliffs Park section of the Christchurch Coastal Pathway.

Christchurch claims end of year round up

Christchurch claims end of year round up

Friday, 19 December 2014 3:27 p.m. by PRNews Popular

by Maryvonne Gray |

New Zealands year of earthquakes, animated

New Zealand's year of earthquakes, animated

Friday, 19 December 2014 1:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Thankfully, there was nothing as serious as the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, nor anything to quite match last year's Seddon earthquake.

CBD – Available Routes Map 19th December – 29th December

CBD – Available Routes Map 19th December – 29th December

Friday, 19 December 2014 12:58 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

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 Holi is back on 21 March 2015

Christchurch Holi is back on 21 March 2015

Friday, 19 December 2014 11:52 a.m. by PriorityComms Popular

Christchurch Holi is back in 2015 - bringing life, colour and fun to the central city.

Canterbury experts to simulate what occurred under the earth’s surface during the earthquakes

Canterbury experts to simulate what occurred under the earth’s surface during the earthquakes

Friday, 19 December 2014 11:03 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

University of Canterbury experts will next year use its BlueFern computer to simulate what happened under the ground during the Canterbury earthquakes.  

Dyers Pass Rd reopens

Dyers Pass Rd reopens

Friday, 19 December 2014 8:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's busy Dyers Pass Rd has reopened after nearly four weeks of infrastructure repair work.

Dyers Pass Road – now OPEN

Dyers Pass Road – now OPEN

Friday, 19 December 2014 7:38 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users are advised that Dyers Pass Road from the Colombo Street roundabout is now reopen. Thanks to all for their patience while the road closure was in place.

CTV News Thursday December 18th

CTV News Thursday December 18th

Thursday, 18 December 2014 9:35 p.m. by MediaCTV

Affordable housing development agreement signed

Affordable housing development agreement signed

Thursday, 18 December 2014 3:17 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

The Government has signed a development agreement for the construction of 237 homes as part of its affordable housing project on an 11.5-hectare Crown-owned site in Christchurch, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

Council gets building consents accreditation

Council gets building consents accreditation

Thursday, 18 December 2014 1:54 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council has been granted accreditation as a Building Consent Authority.

ROAD WORKS: Central City Update from December 19th

ROAD WORKS: Central City Update from December 19th

Thursday, 18 December 2014 10:28 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Central City overview from Friday December 19th 

CTV News - Red Zone Demolition Cera

CTV News - Red Zone Demolition Cera

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 8:04 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

1800 houses still need to be demolished. Houses on flat land due now to complete by mid 2015. Houses on the port hills due to complete no earlier than end 2015.

CTV News - Burwood Hospital Build

CTV News - Burwood Hospital Build

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 8:01 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Burwood Hospital Build

Merchandise – Gap Filler style!

Merchandise – Gap Filler style!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 3:50 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Check out our latest Gap Filler and RAD t-shirts designed by artist and s leader. Liv Worsnop! We also have some Dance-O-Mat tees, badges, handcrafted jewellery, books and a CD! No we haven’t become a commercial enterprise, just looking at different ways to help fund the cool stuff we do.

Gap Filler badges

Gap Filler badges

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 1:10 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Filler badges: set of 5 (Buy the t shirt too, click here!) Price: $10 + p&p        

Set of 6 postcards

Set of 6 postcards

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 1:08 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Set of 6 postcards: a selection of some of Gap Filler’s projects, past and present Price: $10 + p&p  

Ian Simpson discusses the EQC focus for 2015

Ian Simpson discusses the EQC focus for 2015

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 10:54 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Songs for Christchurch

Songs for Christchurch

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 9:49 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

  Songs for Christchurch CD Price: $25 Please order direct from Project Freerange here In the weeks after Feb 22nd 2011 a collective of people from Melbourne, San Francisco, Christchurch and Wellington formed to create a fundraising album called Songs for Christchurch. It is a music compilation album donated by twenty-one local and global artists including […]

Fitzgerald Avenue southbound closure Wed night 17 Dec

Fitzgerald Avenue southbound closure Wed night 17 Dec

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 7:16 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Fitzgerald Avenue will be CLOSED to southbound traffic between Bealey Avenue and Kilmore Street from 7pm on the 17th of December. 

Desperate woman in EQC limbo

Desperate woman in EQC limbo

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 9:36 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Pamela Wilkinson will pen a letter to Prime Minister John Key before admitting "there's no hope left".

Desperate woman in EQC limbo

Desperate woman in EQC limbo

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 9:36 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Pamela Wilkinson will pen a letter to Prime Minister John Key before admitting "there's no hope left".

CTV News - Tuesday December 16th

CTV News - Tuesday December 16th

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 7:14 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Canterbury accommodation help extended

Canterbury accommodation help extended

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 2:54 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley announced today that the Temporary Accommodation Assistance (TAA) programme for Canterbury quake victims would be extended.

Unique house restored

Unique house restored

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 2:39 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

CTV News - Christchurch Urban Exploring

CTV News - Christchurch Urban Exploring

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 1:56 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Urban Exploring Christchurch.

Pallet earrings

Pallet earrings

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 1:52 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Pallet earrings by Anita Parris Price: $60 + p&p Design by ChCh artist Anita Parris Inspired by the Pallet Pavilion and handmade with stirling silver.    

Once in a lifetime: city-building after disaster in Christchurch

Once in a lifetime: city-building after disaster in Christchurch

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 1:50 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Once in a lifetime: city-building after disaster in Christchurch Price: $45 Please order direct from Project Freerange here New Zealand has to rebuild the majority of its second-largest city after a devastating series of earthquakes – a unique challenge for a developed country in the twenty-first century. The 2010-2011 earthquakes fundamentally disrupted the conventions by […]

Christchurch: The Transitional City IV (updated 3rd edition)

Christchurch: The Transitional City IV (updated 3rd edition)

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 1:21 p.m. by GapFiller

Christchurch: The Transitional City IV (updated 3rd edition) Price: $60 Please order direct from Project Freerange here This book is a collection of 183 temporary and transitional projects that have occurred in Christchurch since September 2010.  It illustrates a city dealing with the tragic loss of people and the massive changes to its urban fabric that […]