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Road Closures as a result of trees and debris as at 0900 13.9.13

Road Closures as a result of trees and debris as at 0900 13.9.13

Friday, 13 September 2013 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

The following roads still closed as at 7.30am 12.9.13 – unknown duration at this time Hasketts Road from Barters Road to Buchanans Road Pound Road from Roberts Road to Buchanans Road and between Waterloo Road and Templeton – to get to the the …

CBD – Available Routes Map – 14th – 21st September

CBD – Available Routes Map – 14th – 21st September

Friday, 13 September 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.

On shaky ground

On shaky ground

Friday, 13 September 2013 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

National Party select Chch East candidate

National Party select Chch East candidate

Thursday, 12 September 2013 9:57 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The National Party has selected Matthew Doocey to be its candidate in the upcoming Christchurch by-election.

Chch kids deserve quality education

Chch kids deserve quality education

Thursday, 12 September 2013 9:33 p.m. by MeganWoods Popular

Education Minister Hekia Parata’s refusal to take a public-private partnership off the table for the newly formed Aranui super school raises the prospect of further privatisation of education in Christchurch, says Labour’s Associate Education spokesperson for Christchurch, Megan Woods.

Council approves location for Fanfare sculpture

Council approves location for Fanfare sculpture

Thursday, 12 September 2013 9:16 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

$5.5m rebuild of Knox church confirmed

$5.5m rebuild of Knox church confirmed

Thursday, 12 September 2013 8:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $5.5 million rebuild of the historic Knox Presbyterian Church in central Christchurch has been confirmed.

Day 933 - Bobs hut

Day 933 - Bob's hut

Thursday, 12 September 2013 6:57 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today, Don , Mike and Phineas finished off the smoko shelter which has been christened "Bob's Hut" in honour of Bob who has an inbuilt "cup of tea time" timer.

Another Garlands Rd home owner dropped in concerned about the rumours about thestorage depot and left very happy with the storage depot proposal once the what was being proposed was clearly explained. She had been part of the deputation that went to a recent Community Board meeting.

She joins a growing number of very local ...

Three years on: Scrap the EQC

Three years on: Scrap the EQC

Thursday, 12 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Design approved for Lyttelton’s civic square

Design approved for Lyttelton’s civic square

Thursday, 12 September 2013 4:11 p.m. by GovtCCC

In the plan the town’s cenotaph is placed at the rear of the site and a waharoa (entranceway) at the corner of Canterbury and London streets.

SCIRT – Traffic Update for mid-September

SCIRT – Traffic Update for mid-September

Thursday, 12 September 2013 4:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Major bridge closure THIS WEEKEND, 13-15 September: Opawa’s Heathcote bridge on Brougham Street will be closed to all traffic 6pm Friday to 6 am Monday. Four more weekend closures will follow. Read SCIRT’s web story for details. Within the Four Avenues From Monday, …

Sustainable Otautahi hosts mayoral candidates

Sustainable Otautahi hosts mayoral candidates

Thursday, 12 September 2013 3:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: CPIT Wharekai (in Te Puna Wanaka building Coventry St, off Barbadoes St). Time: September 25, from 7.30-9.30pm Description: The future of Christchurch depends on strong sustainability. Sustainable Otautahi Christchurch is hosting an event to give people the opportunity for to hear mayoral candidates address the topic. So far Lianne Dalziel and Paul Lonsdale have […]

Sustainable Otautahi hosts mayoral candidates forum

Sustainable Otautahi hosts mayoral candidates forum

Thursday, 12 September 2013 3:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: CPIT Wharekai (in Te Puna Wanaka building Coventry St, off Barbadoes St). Time: September 25, from 7.30-9.30pm Description: The future of Christchurch depends on strong sustainability. Sustainable Otautahi Christchurch is hosting an event to give people the opportunity for to hear mayoral candidates address the topic. So far Lianne Dalziel and Paul Lonsdale have […]

Road Closures as a result of trees and debris as at 15.30pm 12.9.13

Road Closures as a result of trees and debris as at 15.30pm 12.9.13

Thursday, 12 September 2013 3:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

The following roads still closed as at 7.30am 12.9.13 – unknown duration at this time Hasketts Road from Barters Road to Buchanans Road Pound Road from Roberts Road to Buchanans Road and between Waterloo Road and Templeton – to get to the the …

How often do you visit our website ?

How often do you visit our website ?

Thursday, 12 September 2013 2:00 p.m. by GovtEQC

Mt Pleasant Pottery Club Workshops

Mt Pleasant Pottery Club Workshops

Thursday, 12 September 2013 12:32 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Mt Pleasant Pottery Club workshops starting in September 2013 in the community hut on Mccormacks Bay Road A series of potting Saturday classes on Market days, 11am to 12.30pm Saturday [...]

Changes suggested – cyclist/pedestrian safety on the McCormacks Bay diversion

Changes suggested – cyclist/pedestrian safety on the McCormacks Bay diversion

Thursday, 12 September 2013 12:13 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Hi there   Following the community meeting last week called to discuss improvements needed to increase cyclist and pedestrian saf-ety the following suggestions will be put forward to Fulton Hogan. [...]

10 Sept 1914 - Landslide - White Island

10 Sept 1914 - Landslide - White Island

Thursday, 12 September 2013 8:55 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

ITM Cup – AMI Stadium – Saturday 14 September- Plan your journey to avoid delays

ITM Cup – AMI Stadium – Saturday 14 September- Plan your journey to avoid delays

Thursday, 12 September 2013 8:45 a.m. by Transport4chch

Temporary traffic management will be in place on Saturday 14 September for the Canterbury vs Otago game at AMI Stadium. Jack Hinton Drive will be closed from Twigger Street to Whiteleigh Avenue from 5pm to 10pm. If you are attending the match please …

ITM Cup – AMI Stadium – Wednesday 25 September- Plan your journey to avoid delays

ITM Cup – AMI Stadium – Wednesday 25 September- Plan your journey to avoid delays

Thursday, 12 September 2013 8:45 a.m. by Transport4chch

Temporary traffic management will be in place on Wednesday 25th September for the Canterbury vs Manawatu game at AMI Stadium. Jack Hinton Drive will be closed from Twigger Street to Whiteleigh Avenue from 5pm to 10pm. If you are attending the match please …

Road Closures as a result of trees and debris as at 7.30am 12.9.13

Road Closures as a result of trees and debris as at 7.30am 12.9.13

Thursday, 12 September 2013 7:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

The following roads still closed as at 7.30am 12.9.13 – unknown duration at this time Hasketts Road from Barters Road to Buchanans Road Pound Road from Roberts Road to Buchanans Road McLeans Island Road from Hall Road to Old West Coast Road Hussey Road, …

Christchurch school mergers a tragedy

Christchurch school mergers 'a tragedy'

Thursday, 12 September 2013 5:52 a.m. by Media3News

Opposition parties say the latest Christchurch school mergers are a tragedy for children, parents and teachers.

Sculpture to go on state highway

Sculpture to go on state highway

Thursday, 12 September 2013 1:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $2 million sculpture representing Christchurch's rebuild will be placed on the northern approaches to the city.

Day 932 - working bees with a cheque book attached

Day 932 - working bees with a cheque book attached

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 6:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

People often ask - why is Addington Action so successful?

The answer is - Addington Action is really just a continual series of working bees with a cheque book attached. As a formal organisation it is very primitive and rough and ready.

So there is not too much paper nonsense to get in the way of doing what's needed to help people as fast as possible. There is only 1 membership meeting a month that lasts an hour.

All this is a strength when so many other groups are bogged do ...

Four Christchurch schools to be replaced

Four Christchurch schools to be replaced

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 4:03 p.m. by MediaHerald

Four schools in some of the worst quake-damaged areas of Christchurch will be closed down and replaced by one super-school, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.Aranui Community Campus will open in 2017, spelling the...

Final Decisions for Aranui and New Brighton schools announced

Final Decisions for Aranui and New Brighton schools announced

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 3:01 p.m. by GovtMOE Popular

In September 2012, the Minister of Education launched the Christchurch Education Renewal Programme and announced proposals for 38 state schools in greater Christchurch.

Road Closures as a result of trees and debris

Road Closures as a result of trees and debris

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 3:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

The following roads still closed as at 3pm 11.9.13 – unknown duration at this time Hasketts Road from Barters Road to Buchanans Road Pound Road from Roberts Road to Buchanans Road McLeans Island Road from Hall Road to Old West Coast Road Hussey …

Bealey Avenue eastbound reduced to two lanes at Barbadoes Street intersection

Bealey Avenue eastbound reduced to two lanes at Barbadoes Street intersection

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 2:06 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Bealey Avenue eastbound at the Barbadoes Street intersection is reduced to two lanes due to a burst watermain. The duration of the reduced capacity is not known at this time.

Sept 11: The Pallet Pavilion (#22)

Sept 11: The Pallet Pavilion (#22)

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 1:44 p.m. by GapFiller

Corner Durham Streets and Kilmore Streets, City We’ve just recently appointed our new Pallet Pavilion management team who are coming on board across September and October. Yessssss! Yay for Rafaela Bolanos and Rosaria Ferguson; our new team. If you want to have an event at the Pallet Pavilion, visit: palletpavilion.com Check out what happened this […]

Traffic Signals are out at the Hills/Shirley/Warrington Intersection

Traffic Signals are out at the Hills/Shirley/Warrington Intersection

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 11:44 a.m. by Transport4chch

A contractor is on site trying to rectify this issue. Please take caution if using this intersection.

Bank Peninsula road closures as at 11am 11/09/13

Bank Peninsula road closures as at 11am 11/09/13

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 11:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

The following roads are closed on BanksPeninsula due to slips and fallen debris: Le Bons Bay Road – NOW OPEN Akaroa Inner Harbour – Minor Hill & Rural Roads Northern and Eastern Bay Roads – Minor Hill & Rural Roads …

Owles Terrace / Beresford Street Intersection – CLOSED

Owles Terrace / Beresford Street Intersection – CLOSED

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 10:21 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to flooding this closure is expected to be in place for approximately two hours.

SH1 Johns Road to the Sawyers Arms Roundabout – CLOSED

SH1 Johns Road to the Sawyers Arms Roundabout – CLOSED

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 9:53 a.m. by Transport4chch

There is currently no expected resolution time for when the road will be reopened.

Care required on roads due to fallen lines and debris

Care required on roads due to fallen lines and debris

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 7:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Emergency services have received several hundred weather related calls overnight after strong winds were experienced in the Christchurch, Selwyn and North Canterbury Areas. Most calls related to trees down, power lines down and debris across roads. Contractors have been working …

Chch schools about to learn their fate

Chch schools about to learn their fate

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 6:22 a.m. by Media3News

Seven Christchurch schools are about to learn whether they will be merged and the Greens are making a last-minute appeal for a reprieve.

Mixed feelings for some public servants about Chch CBD return

Mixed feelings for some public servants about Chch CBD return

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 6:31 p.m. by PRNews

There will be mixed feelings from public servants in Christchurch about the prospect of moving back into the central city, according to the Public Service Association.

Day 931 - co-op buy

Day 931 - co-op buy

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 6:12 p.m. by addingtonaction



Get involved in the community

Get involved in the community

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 5:51 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Edgeware Croquet Club, St Albans Park, Forfar St Time: September 22, from 2pm Description: Your chance to have your say on what happens in St Albans at the AGM of SARA, the St Albans Residents Association. Be part of the rebuild of the community and volunteer your skills and expertise.

Celebrate the St Albans Community

Celebrate the St Albans Community

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 5:41 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Edgeware Croquet Club, St Albans Park, Forfar Street Time: September 22 from 11:00 am till 2pm Description: Celebrate the St Albans community with a barbecue and get to know your neighbours. Bring a plate of food to add to the table. Some food will be provided e.g.: sausages

St Albans’ meet the candidates forum

St Albans’ meet the candidates forum

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 5:22 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Bailies Bar, Edgeware VillageTime: September 23, from 7pm Description: With the local body elections coming up in mid October, come and hear what prospective councillors and community board members have to offer, alongside some of the old hands. Come early as seating is limited.

Day 931 - lots of fiddly little jobs

Day 931 - lots of fiddly little jobs

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Sibash, Mike, Don, Bob and Phineas put in a good days work today.

Another subdivision for Kaiapoi

Another subdivision for Kaiapoi

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Another housing subdivision has been announced for Kaiapoi - this time with 500 homes.

Govt pumping 1700 pay packets into CBD

Govt pumping 1700 pay packets into CBD

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch just got a major kick-start.

Aranui community campus land in doubt

Aranui 'community campus' land in doubt

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A super-school planned for east Christchurch may not be built on solid ground.

Revamped subdivision more affordable

Revamped subdivision more affordable

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Another housing subdivision has been announced for Kaiapoi - this time with 500 homes.

Chirstchurch cathedral campaigners wont give up fight

Chirstchurch cathedral campaigners won't give up fight

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 4:22 p.m. by MediaHerald

Campaigners fighting to save the Christ Church Cathedral say they will continue to oppose its demolition despite the church's decision to forge ahead with an all-new building.Bishop Victoria Matthews yesterday confirmed the cathedral's...

Fourth Chch temporary housing village opens

Fourth Chch temporary housing village opens

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 3:36 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today joined with Prime Minister John Key to officially open the Rangers Park temporary accommodation village in Christchurch’s eastern suburbs.

Reid Stivens interview on Newstalk ZB

Reid Stiven's interview on Newstalk ZB

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 1:59 p.m. by GovtEQC

Process un-Christian claim Cathedral supporters

Process 'un-Christian' claim Cathedral supporters

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 1:12 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Supporters of the restoration of the quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral say they are disgusted at the Anglican Church's choice of a modern replacement, and are calling the decision making process un-Christian.

Govt depts to move into Chch CBD

Govt depts to move into Chch CBD

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 12:58 p.m. by Media3News

About 20 Government departments and agencies are going to move into Christchurch's central business district.

Minister Parata needs to listen to Aranui - Greens

Minister Parata needs to listen to Aranui - Greens

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 12:43 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Minister needs to show tomorrow that she has listened to the people in the Aranui school cluster and do what's best for their children, not use the earthquake as an excuse to carry out the Government’s far-right education agenda, the Green Party said today.

Offenders to start work on red zone houses

Offenders to start work on red zone houses

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 12:42 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Corrections Minister Anne Tolley and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith say there will be great benefits for the Canterbury rebuild, following the official opening of the Rolleston Working Prison Construction Yard by Prime Minister John Key.

Public sector relocating to Chch CBD in 2016

Public sector relocating to Chch CBD in 2016

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 12:30 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Notice Regarding EQC Truths Blog

Notice Regarding EQC Truths Blog

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 12:26 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Prisoners to fix quake-damaged houses

Prisoners to fix quake-damaged houses

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 11:54 a.m. by Media3News

Prisoners will soon be repairing quake-damaged state houses in Christchurch.

Earthquake recovery inspires new initiatives

Earthquake recovery inspires new initiatives

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 9:59 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

 

Court action only barrier to stop new cathedral

Court action only barrier to stop new cathedral

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 9:54 a.m. by Media3News

Action from the Supreme Court is now the only thing that could prevent the construction of a modern replacement of the ChristChurch Cathedral.

Moorhouse Avenue lane reductions at Durham Street intersection overnight (10 Sept 2013)

Moorhouse Avenue lane reductions at Durham Street intersection overnight (10 Sept 2013)

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 7:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Moorhouse Avenue at the Durham Street intersection will be reduced to one lane from 7pm – 6am tonight (10 September) for manhole repairs. Durham Street will also be reduced to two lanes at this intersection.

Moorhouse Avenue lane reductions at Durham Street intersection overnight

Moorhouse Avenue lane reductions at Durham Street intersection overnight

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 7:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Moorhouse Avenue at the Durham Street intersection will be reduced to one lane from 7pm – 6am  for manhole repairs. Durham Street will also have lane reductions at this intersection.