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Iconic Christchurch trams back on track

Iconic Christchurch trams back on track

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 12:40 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Christchurch Trams have returned to the heart of the city. Yesterday, one tram was transported from storage in Ferrymead into its city centre home at Cathedral Junction. It will be parked temporarily at Cathedral Square. More trams will move during the week. It is hoped they will be in service on Show Day (Canterbury Anniversary day) Friday 15 November.

Quirky, weird toy shop opens in Sumner

Quirky, weird toy shop opens in Sumner

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 12:30 p.m. by PRNews Popular

There’s a new toy shop coming to Sumner. You can’t buy toys there. In fact you can’t buy anything there. But CPIT art tutor Henry Sunderland says the unusual items in the Sumner Art Window will bring some cheer to people who stop to have a look.

Amazing Place Finalists - Years 12 &13 - Thirteen

Amazing Place Finalists - Years 12 &13 - Thirteen

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 10:41 a.m. by GovtCCDU

 

Amazing Place Finalists - Years 12 &13 - Team Library

Amazing Place Finalists - Years 12 &13 - Team Library

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 10:41 a.m. by GovtCCDU

Central Library by Ryan Joseph, Ben Chai and Chen Chang of Middleton Grange School.

CPIT students ripe with talent

CPIT students 'ripe' with talent

Monday, 11 November 2013 10:27 p.m. by CPIT Popular

A strait-jacket showing the frustration of insomnia and artworks made from quake-damaged homes are among works from CPIT’s Bachelor of Design students opening November 12 in the atrium. RIPE, an exhibition of the best works from students specialising in applied visual art, multi-media design and visual communication, will be on display until November 21 at CPIT as part of the Creative Festival.

Running out of time to wait

Running out of time to wait

Monday, 11 November 2013 8:12 p.m. by Media3News

EQC has sat on the claim for Mike Bush's apartment for three years now, but Mr Bush doesn't have that kind of time to wait.

Positive Rumblings from the East

Positive Rumblings from the East

Monday, 11 November 2013 5:08 p.m. by andreac414

 

Wendys reopens in Christchurch with new Hornby restaurant

Wendy's reopens in Christchurch with new Hornby restaurant

Monday, 11 November 2013 1:20 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Wendy’s has reopened in Christchurch at long last, with the new Wendy’s Hornby opening its doors to the public today.

Anzac Drive between Pages Road and Breezes Road – stop/go in affect

Anzac Drive between Pages Road and Breezes Road – stop/go in affect

Monday, 11 November 2013 12:46 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road Users are advised that this week on Anzac Drive (SH74) between Pages Road and Breezes Road there will be traffic management in place while minor roading work takes place. This work leads into the stormwater repairs and road reconstruction work that is scheduled to take place from Monday 18th November.

Anzac Drive between Pages Road and Breezes Road – stop/go in place

Anzac Drive between Pages Road and Breezes Road – stop/go in place

Monday, 11 November 2013 12:46 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that traffic management will be in place this week on Anzac Drive (SH74) between Pages Road and Breezes Road. This work leads into the storm-water repairs and road reconstruction work that is scheduled to take place …

 Adaptation is Key as Rebuild and Recovery Progresses - Website version 4.0

Adaptation is Key as Rebuild and Recovery Progresses - Website version 4.0

Monday, 11 November 2013 12:32 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Featured Popular

1163 days, 3 major revisions and 10 million hits later has undertaken its biggest evolution to date.

Bridge of Remembrance repairs progressing well

Bridge of Remembrance repairs progressing well

Monday, 11 November 2013 9:44 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Dying man in EQC battle

Dying man in EQC battle

Sunday, 10 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

When the September 2010 earthquake struck Canterbury, Michael Bush was starting to feel a weakness in his right hand.

Volunteers return to Cathedral Square kiosk

Volunteers return to Cathedral Square kiosk

Sunday, 10 November 2013 2:51 p.m. by Media3News

The kiosk has remained in operation as a police base since the quake but volunteers have not been allowed to work from it.

Asbestos found on site of Christchurchs new bus interchange

Asbestos found on site of Christchurch's new bus interchange

Saturday, 9 November 2013 4:44 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Asbestos has been discovered on the proposed site of Christchurch's new central city bus interchange.

More Cantabrians joining EQC lawsuit

More Cantabrians joining EQC lawsuit

Saturday, 9 November 2013 12:18 p.m. by Media3News

A Christchurch law firm has had interest from around 200 homeowners wanting to take a class action against the Earthquake Commission.

Asbestos hotspots found in Christchurch

Asbestos 'hotspots' found in Christchurch

Saturday, 9 November 2013 11:54 a.m. by Media3News

Asbestos has been found on land set to be used for the new city Bus Interchange in Christchurch.

Sunbeam Kindergarten Market Day

Sunbeam Kindergarten Market Day

Saturday, 9 November 2013 1:53 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Sunbeam Kindergarten, 13 Cornwall Street Time: November 23, 9am-1pm Description: Raffle, sausage sizzle, stalls to fundraise

Rising flood risk in a sunken city

Rising flood risk in a sunken city

Friday, 8 November 2013 10:52 p.m. by MediaStuff



Alan Edge: Christchurchs demolition man

Alan Edge: Christchurch's demolition man

Friday, 8 November 2013 10:31 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular



Alan Edge: Christchurchs demolition man

Alan Edge: Christchurch's demolition man

Friday, 8 November 2013 10:31 p.m. by MediaStuff



Independent Fisheries confirms closure of processing plant

Independent Fisheries confirms closure of processing plant

Friday, 8 November 2013 5:50 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch-based fishing company Independent Fisheries Ltd has confirmed today that it will be closing its processing facility at Woolston, in line with a proposal presented to staff in mid-October.

CanCERN Newsletter #107 - 8 November 2013

CanCERN Newsletter #107 - 8 November 2013

Friday, 8 November 2013 5:33 p.m. by CanCERN Popular


Moorhouse Avenue – all lanes now open

Moorhouse Avenue – all lanes now open

Friday, 8 November 2013 4:59 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users are advised that all lanes are back in operation on Moorhouse Avenue as emergency water main work has now been completed.

Worcester Blvd Closure – Sunday

Worcester Blvd Closure – Sunday

Friday, 8 November 2013 4:52 p.m. by Transport4chch

On Sunday 10th November Worcester Blvd between Rolleston Ave and Catherdral Square will be closed due while the Urban Assault sporting event takes place.

Show Week – Travel Advisory

Show Week – Travel Advisory

Friday, 8 November 2013 2:46 p.m. by Transport4chch

For all travel between Friday 8th Nov – Saturday 16th November.

Volunteers return to the Cathedral Square Police Kiosk

Volunteers return to the Cathedral Square Police Kiosk

Friday, 8 November 2013 1:35 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch's Cathedral Square Police Kiosk Volunteers will be returning to work at the iconic central city kiosk for the first time in nearly three years on Monday, 11 November 2013.

Expect delays on Bealey Ave between Manchester and Montreal Streets

Expect delays on Bealey Ave between Manchester and Montreal Streets

Friday, 8 November 2013 1:32 p.m. by Transport4chch

Wastewater works on Bealey Avenue will impact on road users’ journey and travel time from Monday 11th November and we suggest road users allow extra time during peak times.

Red tape slammed

Red tape slammed

Friday, 8 November 2013 12:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Home builders say Christchurch City Council red tape and "design palaver" is stalling the rebuild, holding up construction of much-needed apartments and units.

Green space shrunk down to narrow corridor

Green space shrunk down to narrow corridor

Friday, 8 November 2013 12:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Land set aside for residential development in the East Frame has grown substantially and green space shrunk to a narrow corridor, a map recently published the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority suggests.

Insurance advocate wants EQC inquiry widened

Insurance advocate wants EQC inquiry widened

Friday, 8 November 2013 12:22 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC – Meeting to be held at Cardboard Cathedral

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC – Meeting to be held at Cardboard Cathedral

Friday, 8 November 2013 12:21 p.m. by EQCGroupAction Featured Popular

Law firm Anthony Harper has received strong support for a possible group action against EQC.

Brownlee orders inquiry into quake survey

Brownlee orders inquiry into quake survey

Friday, 8 November 2013 11:56 a.m. by MediaHerald

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has ordered an inquiry into the Earthquake Commission's client satisfaction surveys after it emerged the commission steered clear of asking some disgruntled clients for their views.An...

CBD – Available Routes Map – 9th to 16th of November

CBD – Available Routes Map – 9th to 16th of November

Friday, 8 November 2013 11:10 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

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 27 (November 2013)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 27 (November 2013)

Friday, 8 November 2013 10:55 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

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Expanding Christchurch nightlife all set for Cup Week next week

Expanding Christchurch nightlife all set for Cup Week next week

Friday, 8 November 2013 10:28 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Christchurch nightlife, including restaurants, bars and cafes, back is back to 90 percent of pre-earthquake levels, University of Canterbury (UC) researcher Dr Sussie Morrish says.

Crucial meetings over quake damage payments delayed

Crucial meetings over quake damage payments delayed

Friday, 8 November 2013 8:58 a.m. by MediaHerald

Crucial meetings between Christchurch City Council's insurer and its re-insurers over earthquake damage payments have been pushed into next year.

Class action against EQC builds

Class action against EQC builds

Thursday, 7 November 2013 11:58 p.m. by MediaStuff

Almost 200 people have registered their interest for a class action against the Earthquake Commission's handling of Canterbury's earthquake rebuild.

Group action against EQC builds

Group action against EQC builds

Thursday, 7 November 2013 11:58 p.m. by MediaStuff

Almost 200 people have registered their interest for a group action against the Earthquake Commission's handling of Canterbury's earthquake rebuild.

Carols in Packe Street Park

Carols in Packe Street Park

Thursday, 7 November 2013 7:44 p.m. by stalbanscommunity



Diverse St Albans features on TV

Diverse St Albans features on TV

Thursday, 7 November 2013 6:55 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Kate grew up in St Albans and went to the local Catholic Primary School, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.

Tower denies quake bullying accusations

Tower denies quake bullying accusations

Thursday, 7 November 2013 5:44 p.m. by Media3News

Tower Insurance is denying claims of "seriously questionable tactics" and underhand tactics.

Latest research from earthquakes- health, engineering and miscellaneous

Latest research from earthquakes- health, engineering and miscellaneous

Thursday, 7 November 2013 4:16 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

 AL Pearson, S Kingham, P Mitchell, P Apparicio – Spatial and Spatio-temporal …, 2013

Scarborough Paddling Pool gets go ahead from new Council

Scarborough Paddling Pool gets go ahead from new Council

Thursday, 7 November 2013 3:17 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

At the first full Christchurch City Council meeting today, Councillors voted to spend up to $780,000 to replace the Scarborough Paddling Pool. The pool is one of the Top 30 Projects prioritised by the previous Council.

Opening of South New Brighton Community Centre

Opening of South New Brighton Community Centre

Thursday, 7 November 2013 3:00 p.m. by GovtCCC

South New Brighton Community Centre opens

Planning ahead for repairs and rebuilds - IAG

Planning ahead for repairs and rebuilds - IAG

Thursday, 7 November 2013 1:09 p.m. by IAGinsurance Featured Popular

While you’re involved in all steps of the process, there are three steps where your involvement is particularly important:

Park side development land offers unrivalled opportunity

Park side development land 'offers unrivalled opportunity'

Thursday, 7 November 2013 12:44 p.m. by PRNews

A half-hectare vacant Christchurch corner development site opposite the Avon River and once home to the unit-titled Terrace on the Park apartment complex has been placed on the market for sale.

Rebuild Central on the move

Rebuild Central on the move

Thursday, 7 November 2013 12:34 p.m. by GovtCCC

Rebuild Central, a free Christchurch City Council advisory service for businesses and developers relocating or rebuilding in the CBD, is on the move itself.

Tower faces second Chch quake lawsuit

Tower faces second Chch quake lawsuit

Thursday, 7 November 2013 12:30 p.m. by Media3News

Brendan and Katie Malone are taking Tower to court over years of "seriously questionable conduct".

Air New Zealand increases flights

Air New Zealand increases flights

Thursday, 7 November 2013 12:15 p.m. by travelmagazine

Air New Zealand is boosting Pacific Island routes and will operate a third season of its Auckland to Bali service.

Colombo St and Cashel St closures for NZ Cup Week Street Party Friday 8 November

Colombo St and Cashel St closures for NZ Cup Week Street Party Friday 8 November

Thursday, 7 November 2013 12:11 p.m. by Transport4chch

Cashel Street will be closed between Oxford Terrace and High Street from 6am Friday 8 November through to 2am Saturday 9 November. Colombo Street between Hereford and Lichfield Streets will be closed from 10am Friday 8 November through to 2am …

Mayor unsure of need for residents advisors

Mayor unsure of need for residents' advisors

Thursday, 7 November 2013 11:18 a.m. by MediaRNZ

INSURERS RECEIVED “700 PORT HILLS HOMES ON UNSTABLE LAND” REPORT ON 5 NOVEMBER

INSURERS RECEIVED “700 PORT HILLS HOMES ON UNSTABLE LAND” REPORT ON 5 NOVEMBER

Thursday, 7 November 2013 10:25 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Press Release: The Insurance Council of New Zealand provided the following comments for The Press:

Unlikely consents processed

Unlikely consents processed

Thursday, 7 November 2013 10:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

Consents for rebuilds or repairs on Port Hills land deemed unstable will not be granted despite a city council report stating they are being "processed", Canterbury's largest holder of earthquake insurance claims says.

Mayor queries value of EQC advisory service

Mayor queries value of EQC advisory service

Thursday, 7 November 2013 10:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council has decided to hold off making any financial commitment to the new residential advisory service set up to help Christchurch residents struggling to get earthquake claims settled.

Unlikely consents processed

Unlikely consents processed

Thursday, 7 November 2013 10:22 a.m. by MediaStuff

Consents for rebuilds or repairs on Port Hills land deemed unstable will not be granted despite a city council report stating they are being "processed", Canterbury's largest holder of earthquake insurance claims says.

Brownlee demands EQC survey probe

Brownlee demands EQC survey probe

Thursday, 7 November 2013 10:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has signalled he is losing confidence in the Earthquake Commission (EQC)'s chief executive, demanding a "full inquiry" into how disgruntled homeowners were excluded from satisfaction surveys.

Nightmare delay for new rules

'Nightmare' delay for new rules

Thursday, 7 November 2013 10:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

Port Hills homes could be demolished and completed earthquake repairs redone if soon-to-be-released foundation guidelines are significantly altered by a new Christchurch City Council land report, insurance insiders say.

Report reveals a nightmare

Report reveals a 'nightmare'

Thursday, 7 November 2013 10:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

Port Hills homes could be demolished and completed earthquake repairs redone if soon-to-be-released foundation guidelines are significantly altered by a new Christchurch City Council land report, insurance insiders say.