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Final round of consultation for Catholic schools

Final round of consultation for Catholic schools

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 4:57 p.m. by PRNews

Following the earthquakes and the red-zoning of St Paul’s School, Dallington, the Bishop of Christchurch, Bishop Barry Jones, undertook two rounds of community consultation on a proposal to combine St Paul’s School and Our Lady of Fatima School to form a new school entity on the current site of Our Lady of Fatima School in Mairehau.

Letterboxes paint a picture of loss

Letterboxes paint a picture of loss

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Some are standing on an empty piece of land, others are lying on a pile of rubble.

New Christchurch social housing developments

New Christchurch social housing developments

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 3:00 p.m. by NickyWagner

Three new social housing developments in Christchurch totalling 51 homes and an investment of $17.3 million were announced today by Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.

“We have a real housing challenge in Christchurch with the loss of so many homes to the earthquakes and the increased demand from the expanded workforce to support the rebuild. This shortage is driving up house prices and rents. These new developments are about ensuring an increased supply of lower cost homes ...

Port Hills red zone offers

Port Hills red zone offers

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 1:13 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Gerry Brownlee 25 OCTOBER, 2013 Extension for Port Hills property owners Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the outcome of this week’s Quake Outcasts hearing in the Court of Appeal will determine how CERA should address issues identified in the Port Hills zoning review, but that may take some time. Given the delay, the 

Shirley Intermediate re-opens school pools

Shirley Intermediate re-opens school pools

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:35 a.m. by PRNews Popular

"A huge boost for the kids and our community."

New Christchurch social housing developments

New Christchurch social housing developments

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:33 a.m. by PRNews

Three new social housing developments in Christchurch totalling 51 homes and an investment of $17.3 million were announced today by Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.

Hereford Street between Cambridge Tce & Montreal St reduced to one way eastbound for one day Thursday 31 Oct

Hereford Street between Cambridge Tce & Montreal St reduced to one way eastbound for one day Thursday 31 Oct

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:18 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that Hereford Street between Cambridge Terrace and Montreal Street will be reduced to one way eastbound on Thursday 31 October 2013. Westbound road users on Cambridge Terrace should use Cashel Street as an alternative route west.

Govt has failed Chch insurance policy holders

Govt has 'failed Chch insurance policy holders'

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:18 a.m. by PRNews Popular

The situation faced by many insurance policy holders in Christchurch is a national disgrace because of the long delays in settling claims and rebuilding houses, says Earthquake Issues spokesperson Denis O’Rourke.

Housing concerns highlighted

Housing concerns highlighted

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:17 a.m. by PRNews

A seminar held this week on housing has highlighted the serious unmet housing needs in Canterbury.

Maffeys Road update

Maffeys Road update

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:09 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Please find an update for Maffeys Road which came out in early October 131002-Maffeys Road-Retaining wall -Stage 2 – Work notice update

Christchurch celebrates Festival of Transitional Architecture

Christchurch celebrates Festival of Transitional Architecture

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 10:08 a.m. by Media3News

FESTA attracted thousands into the central city over Labour Weekend, showing how empty sites can be used to boost the city's recovery.

Right turn reinstated at Park Terrace from Harper Avenue

Right turn reinstated at Park Terrace from Harper Avenue

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

The turn phase for road users on Harper Avenue wishing to turn right into Park Terrace has been reinstated. This has resulted in a change in the signal phasing through this intersection. Road users should exercise caution as traffic conditions …

$2m for quake research

$2m for quake research

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 3:41 a.m. by MediaStuff

Almost $2 million will be funneled into earthquake research over three years across two New Zealand universities.

Quick fix possible for city bridge

Quick fix possible for city bridge

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 2:12 a.m. by MediaStuff

Fixing the Gloucester St bridge may not take as much time nor cost as much as originally thought.

Fight may not save McLeans Mansion

Fight may not save McLean's Mansion

Monday, 28 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

A historic Christchurch mansion earmarked for demolition despite a near two-year fight to save it was doomed by a report saying it was a significant collapse risk.

Christchurch Coastal Pathway on TV1 – Christchurch: From The Streets (Series 1 Episode 5).

Christchurch Coastal Pathway on TV1 – Christchurch: From The Streets (Series 1 Episode 5).

Monday, 28 October 2013 10:23 a.m. by CoastalPathway

On Sunday 27 Oct the Christchurch Coastal Pathway was on TV1′s Christchurch: From The Streets (Series 1 Episode 5).  See http://tvnz.co.nz/christchurch_from_the_streets/video. The Christchurch Coastal Pathway segment starts at just after 17 minutes. It is also accessible per TVNZ Ondemand website or various …

Expect delays Fitzgerald Avenue southern end – turn restrictions at St Asaph

Expect delays Fitzgerald Avenue southern end – turn restrictions at St Asaph

Monday, 28 October 2013 6:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Wastewater works on Fitzgerald Avenue will impact on road users’ journey routes and travel times from this week (28.10.13) and we suggest road users consider alternative routes where possible. Both northbound and southbound lanes at the southern end of Fitzgerald …

Is it reasonable to wait until 2016 for a repair?

Is it reasonable to wait until 2016 for a repair?

Sunday, 27 October 2013 11:14 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Do you have a legal question arising from how the earthquakes have affected you? Lane Neave partner Dr DUNCAN WEBB has agreed to be an "agony uncle" on how the law applies to certain situations.

EQC warns against unauthorised repairs

EQC warns against unauthorised repairs

Sunday, 27 October 2013 10:06 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Earthquake Commission says some unscrupulous tradesmen are persuading homeowners to get drain and sewer repairs done without prior authorisation, putting householders at risk of losing money.

Victorian-style The Tannery opens in Christchurch

Victorian-style The Tannery opens in Christchurch

Saturday, 26 October 2013 5:46 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A new shopping arcade has opened in Christchurch, filled with boutique shops, bars and high-end fashion.

Rebuild work builds prisoners futures

Rebuild work builds prisoners' futures

Saturday, 26 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

John Bryant tells Philip Matthews why he is helping Christchurch prisoners build houses.

KNAUF PLASTERBOARD TO LIFT COMPETITION IN NEW ZEALAND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

KNAUF PLASTERBOARD TO LIFT COMPETITION IN NEW ZEALAND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Saturday, 26 October 2013 3:45 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Knauf Plasterboard has opened its doors for business to New Zealand’s lightweight construction industry with the official opening at its distribution centre in Christchurch today, by Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister, Gerry Brownlee.

New Mayor to open this year’s Spring River Festival

New Mayor to open this year’s Spring River Festival

Saturday, 26 October 2013 3:42 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

Newly elected Mayor Lianne Dalziel will officially open the Spring River Festival at Kerr’s Reach on November 2 as one of her first ceremonial duties since taking office.

Weekly Council Activities week beginning 28 October 2013

Weekly Council Activities week beginning 28 October 2013

Saturday, 26 October 2013 3:26 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

 

CanCERN Newsletter #105 -  25th October  2013

CanCERN Newsletter #105 - 25th October 2013

Saturday, 26 October 2013 3:24 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

Pressure wastewater roll-out halted for ten areas of Christchurch

Pressure wastewater roll-out halted for ten areas of Christchurch

Saturday, 26 October 2013 3:12 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Featured Popular

Council decisions to install pressure wastewater systems in ten areas of the city were revoked by Christchurch City Council's Acting General Manager City Environment, Terry Howes*, this week. 

Are solar energy systems worth the cost?

Are solar energy systems worth the cost?

Saturday, 26 October 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

More people are installing solar power, but it is still expensive and might not be worth it for everyone, writes HAMISH MCNICOL .

Burwood resource recovery damn impressive

Burwood resource recovery 'damn impressive'

Friday, 25 October 2013 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

A city left in ruins is now being recycled out Burwood way. JOHN McCRONE reports on the mammoth job ahead.

Following San Franciscos example

Following San Francisco's example

Friday, 25 October 2013 7:55 p.m. by Media3News

New Zealand has seen major changes in how insurance works as a result of the Christchurch earthquakes.

Extension for Port Hills property owners

Extension for Port Hills property owners

Friday, 25 October 2013 7:40 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The deadline for Crown offers for earthquake-condemned land in Christchurch's Port Hills has been extended by two months.

German company upbeat about rebuild

German company upbeat about rebuild

Friday, 25 October 2013 6:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

German company Knauf is opening distribution and retail outlets in Christchurch and Auckland to help enable it tackle the dominance of plasterboard manufactured by rival Fletcher Building.

Poo tank plan partially canned

'Poo tank' plan partially canned

Friday, 25 October 2013 5:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plans to install a low-pressure wastewater system have been revoked in some areas of Christchurch.

Port Hills deadline extended

Port Hills deadline extended

Friday, 25 October 2013 5:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

The deadline for red-zoned Port Hills homeowners to accept the Government's buyout offer has been extended.

Extension for Port Hills property owners

Extension for Port Hills property owners

Friday, 25 October 2013 4:27 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

$17.3m plan for Canty social housing

$17.3m plan for Canty social housing

Friday, 25 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Three multimillion-dollar social housing developments will be built in Christchurch by the end of next year, the Government says.

Arsenic used in home-building materials

Arsenic used in home-building materials

Friday, 25 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Kiwi homes are being wrapped with plywood containing an arsenic treatment banned in several overseas countries because of toxicity concerns.

Quakes refugees still doing it tough

Quake's refugees still doing it tough

Friday, 25 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

It may have been more than three years since the ground beneath Canterbury first shook, but the era of post-earthquake temporary workplaces drags on.

$17.3m plan for Canty social housing

$17.3m plan for Canty social housing

Friday, 25 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Three multimillion-dollar social housing developments will be built in Christchurch by the end of next year, the Government says.

True hero of CTV collapse farewelled

'True hero' of CTV collapse farewelled

Friday, 25 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

A fire officer decorated for bravery for his efforts at the Canterbury Television (CTV) building collapse has died.

Extension for Port Hills property owners

Extension for Port Hills property owners

Friday, 25 October 2013 3:24 p.m. by GovtCera

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the outcome of this week’s Quake Outcasts hearing in the Court of Appeal will determine how CERA should address issues identified in the Port Hills zoning review, but that may take some time.

Earthquake drain repairs

Earthquake drain repairs

Friday, 25 October 2013 3:10 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Innovation Precinct…. and so we wait… only 1375 days to go….

Innovation Precinct…. and so we wait… only 1375 days to go….

Friday, 25 October 2013 1:40 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 977days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    Now 450 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – only 4 more years to go before we get told if we are …

Quake-safe your home for the future

Quake-safe your home for the future

Friday, 25 October 2013 11:42 a.m. by GovtEQC

CBD – Available Routes Map – 26th October to 2nd November

CBD – Available Routes Map – 26th October to 2nd November

Friday, 25 October 2013 8:00 a.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.

The Canterbury Spring has arrived!

The Canterbury Spring has arrived!

Thursday, 24 October 2013 11:43 p.m. by GlennLivingstone

Well it arrived alright, as anticipated. 6 Councillors including the Mayor stood down, 8 sought re-election and 4 made it back. I sat in my old chair for a financial briefing in the chamber and was staggered to see how wide-spread the change was. Tonight, following nearly two weeks of meetings and beginning to set […]

Volunteering Canterbury on move again

Volunteering Canterbury on move again

Thursday, 24 October 2013 11:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Volunteering Canterbury has moved offices to Unit 3, 575 Colombo Street, which is behind the green Hunting and Fishing building, just north of South City Mall. The phone number and email addresses remain the same. They are moving to another temporary premise, along with the rest of the Christchurch Community House, which has been based […]

Nightclasses at Papanui High

Nightclasses at Papanui High

Thursday, 24 October 2013 11:21 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Term 4 adult and community classes at Papanui High School start on October 29. A range of courses is on offer, including cooking, fitness and health, arts and crafts, music and house and garden. For more information visit the website: www.papanui.school.nz or phone 3520701 to enrol.

Alice in Videoland fits blueprint

Alice in Videoland 'fits blueprint'

Thursday, 24 October 2013 8:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

It will be business as usual at three central Christchurch sites with the Government confirming it will not take them for the rebuild.

Insurance Policy – automatic reinstatement

Insurance Policy – automatic reinstatement

Thursday, 24 October 2013 8:19 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

The High Court has considered an automatic reinstatement clause in an insurance policy in Wild South Holdings Ltd v QBE Insurance (International) Ltd [NZHC] 2781.  The relevant buildings suffered damage in the September 2010, February 2011 and June 2011 earthquakes. The quakes occurred during a single insurance policy period where the sum insured was about 

Red-zone 50pc compo cap unlawful

Red-zone 50pc compo cap 'unlawful'

Thursday, 24 October 2013 7:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

Owners of uninsured properties and vacant sections in Canterbury's residential red zones are desperate, the Court of Appeal was told yesterday.

Resident helps explosive liquefaction research

Resident helps explosive liquefaction research

Thursday, 24 October 2013 6:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

Martin Howman's neighbours have long since moved out, which is just as well because yesterday he exploded 390kg of gelignite under some of their properties.

Residents explosive liquefaction research

Resident's explosive liquefaction research

Thursday, 24 October 2013 6:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

Martin Howman's neighbours have long since moved out, which is just as well because yesterday he exploded 390kg of gelignite under some of their properties.

Forum looks at state of recovery

Forum looks at state of recovery

Thursday, 24 October 2013 6:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government and Christchurch City Council are teaming up for a public forum on the city's rebuild and recovery.

October 24: The Transitional City Audio Tour take 2

October 24: The Transitional City Audio Tour take 2

Thursday, 24 October 2013 5:19 p.m. by GapFiller

The Transitional City Audio Tour is back again after being reworked to accommodate changes to the ever-evolving city! Coordinated by Gap Filler co-founder Ryan Reynolds, this project offers locals and visitors to the city alike the opportunity to explore part of what was once the CBD on foot, linking selected sites, buildings and landmarks – both […]

Oct 24: The Transitional City Audio Tour take 2

Oct 24: The Transitional City Audio Tour take 2

Thursday, 24 October 2013 5:19 p.m. by GapFiller

The Transitional City Audio Tour is back again after being reworked to accommodate changes to the ever-evolving city. Coordinated by Gap Filler co-founder Ryan Reynolds, this project offers locals and visitors to the city alike the opportunity to explore part of what was once the CBD on foot, linking selected sites, buildings and landmarks – both […]

The Transitional City Audio Tour take 2

The Transitional City Audio Tour take 2

Thursday, 24 October 2013 5:19 p.m. by GapFiller

The Transitional City Audio Tour is back again after being reworked in August/Spetember to accommodate changes to the ever-evolving city. Coordinated by Gap Filler co-founder Ryan Reynolds, this project offers locals and visitors to the city alike the opportunity to explore part of what was once the CBD on foot, linking selected sites, buildings and landmarks […]

Oct 2014: The Transitional City Audio Tour – Take 2

Oct 2014: The Transitional City Audio Tour – Take 2

Thursday, 24 October 2013 5:19 p.m. by GapFiller

Coordinated by Gap Filler co-founder Ryan Reynolds, this project offers locals and visitors to the city alike the opportunity to explore part of what was once the CBD on foot. The tour links selected sites, buildings and landmarks – both notable and obscure – into a trail that takes participants from Gap Filler’s Commons around […]

Oct 2013: The Transitional City Audio Tour – Take 2

Oct 2013: The Transitional City Audio Tour – Take 2

Thursday, 24 October 2013 5:19 p.m. by GapFiller

Coordinated by Gap Filler co-founder Ryan Reynolds, this project offers locals and visitors to the city alike the opportunity to explore part of what was once the CBD on foot. The tour links selected sites, buildings and landmarks – both notable and obscure – into a trail that takes participants from Gap Filler’s Commons around […]

Time-lapse drive in the red zone

Time-lapse drive in the red zone

Thursday, 24 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Where possums party on the roof

Where possums party on the roof

Thursday, 24 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Burwood couple Patricia and George Cope have watched their neighbourhood disappear around them.