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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. 

Engineers now playing vital role in the Christchurch rebuild

Engineers now playing vital role in the Christchurch rebuild

Tuesday, 7 January 2014 11:47 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Engineers are playing a vital role in the Christchurch rebuild from assisting safe building design to assistance in aerial mapping, providing ICT solutions and working with insurance companies, a University of Canterbury (UC) engineering expert says.

Workers rights key for rebuild

Workers' rights key for rebuild

Monday, 6 January 2014 2:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch needs to be vigilant against the exploitation of migrant workers as the region's rebuild ramps up, a workers' union says. 

CPITs Community Open Day

CPIT's Community Open Day

Monday, 6 January 2014 12:15 p.m. by CPIT Featured Popular

Come along with friends and family to CPIT's Community Open Day on 25 January from 11am - 2pm.

Anzac Drive between Pages Road and Breezes Road  – off peak closures to resume

Anzac Drive between Pages Road and Breezes Road – off peak closures to resume

Monday, 6 January 2014 12:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that off-peak road closures will recommence on Anzac Drive (SH74) between Pages Road and Breezes Road from tomorrow, Tuesday 7 January 2014.

happy new year + panel confirmed for next forum

happy new year + panel confirmed for next forum

Monday, 6 January 2014 11:23 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular




Loophole allows for small builds

Loophole allows for small builds

Monday, 6 January 2014 8:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

 If it's less than 10 square metres, you can build it.

Fixed bells fate unclear

Fixed bells' fate unclear

Monday, 6 January 2014 8:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christ Church Cathedral's damaged bells will soon make their way home after being repaired in Britain.

Migrant rebuild workers being exploited, says union

Migrant rebuild workers being exploited, says union

Monday, 6 January 2014 8:08 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Innovation inspired by quakes

Innovation inspired by quakes

Monday, 6 January 2014 7:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury cranes busy in North Island

Canterbury cranes busy in North Island

Sunday, 5 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Is the citys blueprint dream evaporating?

Is the city's blueprint dream evaporating?

Saturday, 4 January 2014 12:27 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

2014 a year of reconstruction

2014 a year of reconstruction

Friday, 3 January 2014 11:19 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An extra 40,000 international visitors could visit Christchurch in 2014 but they may find the central city "dragging its tail" while the rest of the city rebuilds at pace, a leading business figure warns.

Cranmer Square West closed between Kilmore and Armagh Streets – week commencing 6 January

Cranmer Square West closed between Kilmore and Armagh Streets – week commencing 6 January

Friday, 3 January 2014 2:19 p.m. by Transport4chch

Cranmer Square West between Kilmore and Armagh Streets will be closed in the week commencing 6 January for repairs to damaged wastewater pipes for approximately 3-4 weeks. There will be no access through Chester Street West to Cranmer Square West. …

Salisbury Street between Park Tce & Montreal St closed in week commencing 6 January

Salisbury Street between Park Tce & Montreal St closed in week commencing 6 January

Friday, 3 January 2014 12:32 p.m. by Transport4chch

Salisbury Street between Park Tce and Montreal St will be closed in the week commencing 6 January while work at the Salisbury/Victoria/Montreal Street intersection is underway. Road users will be unable to exit Salisbury at Montreal/Victoria Street in the first …

Durham Street north closure at Bealey Avenue (north of Bealey)in the week commencing 6 January

Durham Street north closure at Bealey Avenue (north of Bealey)in the week commencing 6 January

Friday, 3 January 2014 12:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Durham Street north of Bealey Avenue will be closed in the week commencing Monday 6th January for wastewater renewal works for approximately a month. Road users on Durham Street north will be unable to exit onto or across Bealey Avenue; …

Durham Street north closure at Bealey Avenue (north of Bealey) – DELAYED until week of 13 January

Durham Street north closure at Bealey Avenue (north of Bealey) – DELAYED until week of 13 January

Friday, 3 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 …

Barbadoes Street lane reductions off peak hours – commencing in the week 6 January

Barbadoes Street lane reductions off peak hours – commencing in the week 6 January

Friday, 3 January 2014 11:34 a.m. by Transport4chch

Barbadoes Street will have reduced lanes during off -peak hours in the week commencing 6 January for wastewater renewal and manhole installation. Bealey Avenue approaching Barbadoes Street westbound will also be reduced to two lanes as part of these works. …

Durham Street north closure at Bealey Avenue starting week of 6 January

Durham Street north closure at Bealey Avenue starting week of 6 January

Friday, 3 January 2014 11:23 a.m. by Transport4chch

Durham Street north of Bealey Avenue will be closed in the week commencing Monday 6th January for wastewater renewal works for approximately a month. Road users on Durham Street north will be unable to exit onto or across Bealey Avenue; …

Durham Street north closure at Bealey Avenue in the week commencing 6 January

Durham Street north closure at Bealey Avenue in the week commencing 6 January

Friday, 3 January 2014 11:23 a.m. by Transport4chch

Durham Street north of Bealey Avenue will be closed in the week commencing Monday 6th January for wastewater renewal works for approximately a month. Road users on Durham Street north will be unable to exit onto or across Bealey Avenue; …

Bus detours commencing 6 January

Bus detours commencing 6 January

Friday, 3 January 2014 10:42 a.m. by Transport4chch

Mystery flashes linked to quakes

Mystery flashes linked to quakes

Friday, 3 January 2014 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

 

Research sheds light on quake mystery

Research sheds light on quake mystery

Thursday, 2 January 2014 10:30 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A dark hole of knowledge about strange lights seen during the 2011 Christchurch earthquake has been illuminated by new research out of North America.

High Street A National Disgrace- part 135

High Street A National Disgrace- part 135

Thursday, 2 January 2014 12:05 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1037 days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    Now 510 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – only 1317 days to go before we get told if we are …

Young, hungry and fearless

Young, hungry and fearless

Wednesday, 1 January 2014 10:29 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Roadwork sites displayed on the website map over the holiday period

Roadwork sites displayed on the website map over the holiday period

Wednesday, 1 January 2014 9:37 a.m. by Transport4chch

Restrictions around roadworks combined with well deserved holiday breaks for contractors and workers over the Christmas and New Year period will see a number of road work sites removed during this time. While a number of the sites will be …

Bower Avenue NOW OPEN between Sandy Avenue & Castletown Place – following emergency repair 1.35pm

Bower Avenue NOW OPEN between Sandy Avenue & Castletown Place – following emergency repair 1.35pm

Monday, 30 December 2013 1:32 p.m. by Transport4chch

Bower Ave has now reopened after remedial works were undertaken.  

Bower Avenue closed between Sandy Avenue & Castletown Place – detours in place – emergency repair

Bower Avenue closed between Sandy Avenue & Castletown Place – detours in place – emergency repair

Monday, 30 December 2013 9:29 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Bower Avenue has been closed between Sandy Avenue & Castletown Place due to the road surface collapsing this morning (30/12/13) Detours are in place via Palmers Road or Sandy Avenue. It is hoped the road will be reopened by early …

Futuristic Christchurch is emerging

Futuristic Christchurch is emerging

Monday, 30 December 2013 9:07 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

It has been a year of imagined futures in Christchurch.

New Years Eve Event – Hagley Park

New Years Eve Event – Hagley Park

Monday, 30 December 2013 8:30 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

The New Years Eve event in Hagley Park will take place from 6.30pm on Tuesday 31 December 2013. Parking for the event will be accessible from Harper Avenue. Street parking in the area will be restricted to assist with traffic …

Odd things left in red-zoned houses

Odd things left in red-zoned houses

Monday, 30 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

What do marijuana plants, prosthetic limbs and a Harry Potter-inspired broomstick have in common? They were all found in red-zoned homes by earthquake officials.

Wife dies before Port Hills home rebuilt

Wife dies before Port Hills home rebuilt

Saturday, 28 December 2013 12:30 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

After months of delays Ian Wallace and his children are one of the first families to move back into a rebuilt home on the Port Hills. Only they did it without his wife who died before seeing it completed. CHARLES ANDERSON reports.

Another year, another confused blur

Another year, another confused blur

Saturday, 28 December 2013 11:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Did another year of the earthquake recovery pass in something of a daze? Did 2013 have a pattern?

Making Christchurch dog-friendly

Making Christchurch dog-friendly

Saturday, 28 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

High Street between Cashel Street and Manchester Street – now one way

High Street between Cashel Street and Manchester Street – now one way

Friday, 27 December 2013 1:29 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

  Road users are advised that High Street between Cashel Street to Manchester Street is now open to one-way traffic.

CBD – Available Routes Map 4th January – 11th January

CBD – Available Routes Map 4th January – 11th January

Friday, 27 December 2013 12:00 p.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    

Rebirth built on loyalty to home

Rebirth built on loyalty to home

Thursday, 26 December 2013 12:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Claimant waits as EQC fails to deliver

Claimant waits as EQC fails to deliver

Thursday, 26 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Christmas gift Richard McPhail was expecting the Earthquake Commission (EQC) to deliver never arrived.

Insurance battler wins her own fight

Insurance battler wins her own fight

Thursday, 26 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch City councillor will not stop advocating for Cantabrians struggling with insurance woes despite receiving the "best Christmas present ever".

No sterile precincts, please

No 'sterile precincts', please

Wednesday, 25 December 2013 12:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christmas support service hours

Christmas support service hours

Tuesday, 24 December 2013 11:15 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

A range of services will remain open through the Christmas and New Year holiday period in order to ensure Canterbury people in need can access the appropriate support and assistance.

People more important than buildings

People 'more important' than buildings

Tuesday, 24 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Having left Christchurch after surviving 10,000 earthquakes in a council flat that was badly damaged and in the red zone, I am disturbed by the fact that some want to spend mega money restoring old, badly-maintained buildings when there is now an opportunity to begin again.

Port Hills Geotech Newsletter

Port Hills Geotech Newsletter

Monday, 23 December 2013 2:38 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

 

Interim work plans for the CTV site, 23 December 2013

Interim work plans for the CTV site, 23 December 2013

Monday, 23 December 2013 2:23 p.m. by GovtCCDU

 

Chchs CTV site to be renovated

Chch's CTV site to be renovated

Monday, 23 December 2013 2:15 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The tall fences surrounding Christchurch's CTV building site will be pulled down next month.

CTV site to be more welcoming

CTV site to be 'more welcoming'

Monday, 23 December 2013 1:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

A temporary memorial will be created at the CTV site where 115 people died.

Interim work at CTV site to be complete for February anniversary

Interim work at CTV site to be complete for February anniversary

Monday, 23 December 2013 1:30 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Work will get underway next month at the former CTV Building site to provide a more welcoming environment for remembrance of those who lost their lives there.

Making Chch unique and fun

Making Chch 'unique and fun'

Monday, 23 December 2013 12:50 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Terrace concept starts to take shape

Terrace concept starts to take shape

Monday, 23 December 2013 11:31 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular