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Designation lifted on central city properties

Designation lifted on central city properties

Thursday, 8 January 2015 10:40 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Good progress in the development of central city anchor projects means the designation can now be fully or partially lifted from a number of properties.

CBD – Available Routes Map 9th Jan – 16th Jan

CBD – Available Routes Map 9th Jan – 16th Jan

Thursday, 8 January 2015 8:09 a.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

Temporary Accommodation Assistance (TAA) programme to be extended

Temporary Accommodation Assistance (TAA) programme to be extended

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 8:28 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Recently, it has been announced that the Temporary Accommodation Assistance (TAA) programme will be extended, from March 2015 to October 2015.

EVENT: ODI Cricket – Hagley Oval Sunday 11 January

EVENT: ODI Cricket – Hagley Oval Sunday 11 January

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 2:00 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Cricket fans are advised to plan ahead to avoid delays getting to the One Day International NZ v Sri Lanka on Sunday 11th January at Hagley Oval. Match start time is 11am. There will be restrictions in place on some roads …

EVENT: Elite Nationals Cycling Road Championship 10/11 January

EVENT: Elite Nationals Cycling Road Championship 10/11 January

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

EVENT DATES:  Saturady 10th and Sunday 11th January ROAD CLOSURES: Lyttelton St CLOSED from Rose St to no. 14 Lyttelton St – 8am – 4pm each day Rose St CLOSED from Hoon Hay Rd to Lyttelton St : 2.15pm to …

Opawa Road – one way Brougham St to Ensors Road

Opawa Road – one way Brougham St to Ensors Road

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

A one-way system south east is in place on Opawa Road from Brougham Street to Ensors Road. The work will take about four months to complete. Construction will start at the Ensors Road end of Opawa Road and will progress towards Brougham …

ROADWORKS: Opawa Road – one way Brougham St to Ensors Road

ROADWORKS: Opawa Road – one way Brougham St to Ensors Road

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

A one-way system south east is in place on Opawa Road from Brougham Street to Ensors Road. The work will take about four months to complete. Construction will start at the Ensors Road end of Opawa Road and will progress towards Brougham …

Swarm of aftershocks follow quake

Swarm of aftershocks follow quake

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Aftershocks are continuing to hit the West Coast and Canterbury after a major quake rocked the central South Island yesterday.The magnitude 6.0 quake rattled West Coasters and Cantabrians awake just before 7am.Dozens of aftershocks...

Large earthquake jolts Canterbury awake

Large earthquake jolts Canterbury awake

Tuesday, 6 January 2015 8:30 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works – 8th Jan

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works – 8th Jan

Tuesday, 6 January 2015 8:00 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

***Please note as this is a shorter closure there will be no half hour period at 12.30, instead the tunnel will be unavailable to tankers between 8pm and 2am then available to fuel tankers from 2am to 7am*** The New …

ROADWORKS: Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works – 8th Jan

ROADWORKS: Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works – 8th Jan

Tuesday, 6 January 2015 8:00 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

***Please note as this is a shorter closure there will be no half hour period at 12.30, instead the tunnel will be unavailable to tankers between 8pm and 2am then available to fuel tankers from 2am to 7am*** The New …

New builds reshape Christchurch

New builds reshape Christchurch

Tuesday, 6 January 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Last year began with the official opening of Forte Health, in January. The "glass-encased fortress" on Kilmore St is the Oxford Clinic's offspring, and targets short-stay, less complex procedures from ear, nose and throat, urology, orthopaedic and gynaecology specialties. All of Christchurch's urologists, almost all of its ear, nose and throat surgeons and at least half of its orthopaedic surgeons are understood to be shareholders in the multimillion-dollar venture.

Offices, shops for Christchurch CBD by November

Offices, shops for Christchurch CBD by November

Tuesday, 6 January 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Hundreds of civil servants will be back in central city by November as a massive new office and retail block takes shape.

ROADING CHANGE: Tuam Street from 5th January

ROADING CHANGE: Tuam Street from 5th January

Monday, 5 January 2015 9:30 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Changes to Tuam Street permanently are underway as part of the city transport changes. Tuam Street will be closed in stages starting from Colombo Street and when Tuam Street reopens from Durham Street to Hagley Ave it will be accessible to eastbound traffic …

ROADWORKS: Updated -Barrington St southbound closure in sections  allow extra time

ROADWORKS: Updated -Barrington St southbound closure in sections allow extra time

Sunday, 4 January 2015 11:21 a.m. by Transport4chch

From 12 January to early March Barrington Street between Milton St and Deloraine St will also be CLOSED to SOUTHBOUND road users. Detour via Milton St – Strickland St – Colombo St and Centaurus Rd or Frankleigh St – Sparks Rd …

Quake zone in transition

Quake zone in transition

Saturday, 3 January 2015 1:43 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A few weeks ago, we took the kids and took part in the new old Christchurch. Or is that the old new Christchurch?

Photographic reminder of quake-hit buildings

Photographic reminder of quake-hit buildings

Saturday, 3 January 2015 8:39 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

More than 30 years ago, photographer Jae Renaut decided to photograph Lyttelton's heritage buildings in case something happened to them.

Lego joins rebuild effort, one brick at a time

Lego joins rebuild effort, one brick at a time

Saturday, 3 January 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

In Christchurch's quake-ravaged city centre, a bold new construction project is about to begin.It won't comprise blocks of concrete or lengths of steel, but tiny bricks of plastic.About 300kg of Lego - thought to be the biggest...

Smiles return as red zone memories recede

Smiles return as red zone memories recede

Friday, 2 January 2015 9:37 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

After two years living with the cold, the damp, the potholes, no flushing toilet, the paltry payout for their red-zoned home, the pressure to leave and the land title that never went through, Jade and Stephen Church are happy.

Futures brightest in Christchurchs eastern frame

Future's brightest in Christchurch's eastern frame

Friday, 2 January 2015 9:31 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

"Get in early, get in early."

Heavy Vehicle Info & Overweight Routes

Heavy Vehicle Info & Overweight Routes

Thursday, 1 January 2015 8:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

To see areas with Weight Restrictions in the Central City click here. For the wider Christchurch area weight restricted areas see the map here.  (Note: Click “Weight Restricted” in the key to see which roads are affected) All overweight* vehicles traversing Christchurch City Council roads …

ROADWORKS: Hereford St CLOSED Manchester to Colombo from 5 Jan

ROADWORKS: Hereford St CLOSED Manchester to Colombo from 5 Jan

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 12:13 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Hereford Street will be CLOSED from Manchester St to Colombo St from 5 January until early February. Detours will be signposted. Alternative routes if heading from east to west are Gloucester St and St Asaph St; Alternative routes if heading …

ROADWORKS: Barrington St southbound closure in sections from 5 Jan – allow extra time

ROADWORKS: Barrington St southbound closure in sections from 5 Jan – allow extra time

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 11:21 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Barrington Street between Somerfield St and Darley St will be CLOSED to SOUTHBOUND road users from 5 January to approx. 16 February. Detour via Somerfield St – Tainui St- Moana St. From 12 January to early March Barrington Street between Milton …

ROADWORKS: Barrington St southbound closure in sections – allow extra time

ROADWORKS: Barrington St southbound closure in sections – allow extra time

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 11:21 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Barrington Street between Somerfield St and Darley St will be CLOSED to SOUTHBOUND road users from 5 January to approx. 16 February. Detour via Somerfield St – Tainui St- Moana St. From 12 January to early March Barrington Street between Milton …

EVENT: Cathedral Square road closure/restrictions for New Years Eve Music Festival

EVENT: Cathedral Square road closure/restrictions for New Years Eve Music Festival

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 9:52 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

A number of restrictions will be in place around Cathedral Square for the New Years Eve (31 Dec) Shihad Music Festival. Cathedral Square will be CLOSED between Hereford Street and Gloucester Street. Detour for southbound on Colombo St – Cathedral …

ADVISORY: Main Road, Sumner – Night-time closures starting 6 Jan

ADVISORY: Main Road, Sumner – Night-time closures starting 6 Jan

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 8:56 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Main Road (between approx. numbers 276 – 301 – below Clifton Tce), Sumner, will be closed for periods of up to 25 minutes overnight for several nights starting on the evening of Tuesday 6 January to the morning of Friday 10 January (subject to conditions). …

Urban explorers photograph earthquake-damaged Peterborough building

Urban explorers photograph earthquake-damaged Peterborough building

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 12:30 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Urban explorers have snuck into another Christchurch heritage building to reveal an eerie world of decay and abandon.

Cost of EQCs court battles with Cantabrians exceeds $5m

Cost of EQC's court battles with Cantabrians exceeds $5m

Monday, 29 December 2014 11:55 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission has spent more than $5 million fighting court battles with Cantabrians over the last four years.

CRASH – State Highway 1 CLOSED Hurunui – Update 6.20pm

CRASH – State Highway 1 CLOSED Hurunui – Update 6.20pm

Monday, 29 December 2014 6:20 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Updated 6.20pm: Police have confirmed the crash is a fatality. The road is expected to be closed for at least another hour. State Highway 1 has been closed following a serious crash. The closure is in place south of the …

CRASH – State Highway 1 Hurunui – REOPENED- Updated 9.10pm

CRASH – State Highway 1 Hurunui – REOPENED- Updated 9.10pm

Monday, 29 December 2014 6:20 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Updated 9.10pm: State Highway One, south of the Hurunui River bridge has been REOPENED following the earlier crash. We thank road users for their patience. Police have confirmed the crash resulted in a fatality.

CRASH – State Highway 1 CLOSED Hurunui

CRASH – State Highway 1 CLOSED Hurunui

Monday, 29 December 2014 6:11 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

State Highway 1 has been closed following a serious crash. The closure is in place south of the Hurunui River Bridge. Detours are in place and will be signposted. Please expect delays. We will update here when we have further …

The best rebuild ideas in 2014

The best rebuild ideas in 2014

Monday, 29 December 2014 6:50 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Scientists explain 2014 earthquake patterns in New Zealand

Scientists explain 2014 earthquake patterns in New Zealand

Sunday, 28 December 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The lower North Island was hit by a flurry of earthquakes this year, as an unusually intense seismic period continues to affect New Zealand.

The year in earthquakes: where it rattled most

The year in earthquakes: where it rattled most

Sunday, 28 December 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Kiwis are accustomed to the occasional earthquake interrupting their day.

Red zone ideas submitted

Red zone ideas submitted

Saturday, 27 December 2014 1:29 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A BMX track, dog park and earthquake memorial are among ideas people have put forward for the reinvention of the Waimakariri red zones.

Red tape stymies CBD farm and celebrity eatery

Red tape stymies CBD farm and celebrity eatery

Friday, 26 December 2014 9:19 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Government bureaucracy scuppered plans for a celebrity restaurant and a farm in the city centre, a regeneration group says.

Jenny Shipley: Canterbury must keep momentum

Jenny Shipley: Canterbury must 'keep momentum'

Friday, 26 December 2014 8:40 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Dame Jenny Shipley wants a power handover plan for Canterbury drawn up within five months.

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