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QEII between Travis & Marshland West bound lanes open, east bound detoured as at 11.00am

QEII between Travis & Marshland West bound lanes open, east bound detoured as at 11.00am

Thursday, 20 June 2013 8:52 a.m. by Transport4chch

Duration of restrictions not known at this time.

Day 850 - Podio to sponsor Addington Action

Day 850 - Podio to sponsor Addington Action

Thursday, 20 June 2013 8:30 a.m. by addingtonaction

Landscape is temporary

Landscape is temporary

Thursday, 20 June 2013 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Labour expects a tough by-election

Labour expects a tough by-election

Thursday, 20 June 2013 5:29 a.m. by Media3News

Neighbours urged to share quake info

Neighbours urged to share quake info

Thursday, 20 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission is hoping to tap claimants' neighbourly spirit as it tackles some of its most complex cases.

Construction jobs on the decline in city

Construction jobs on the decline in city

Thursday, 20 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An online jobs report is revealing a puzzling dip in the number of construction jobs in Canterbury from a year ago.

Government may act on city mall impasse

Government may act on city mall impasse

Thursday, 20 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has stepped into the battle to build on a prime Christchurch shopping block and is threatening to use its emergency earthquake powers to break the development deadlock.

Christchurch Arts Festival programme launched

Christchurch Arts Festival programme launched

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:52 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

The full programme for the 2013 Christchurch Arts Festival has been released featuring more than 50 events spread across five weeks from 22 August to 22 September.

Check roads on website before travelling

Check roads on website before travelling

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 7:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Day 849 - simply awesome

Day 849 - simply awesome

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 7:16 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

Engagement underway with owners in Innovation Precinct

Engagement underway with owners in Innovation Precinct

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 3:46 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Coordinated winter resilience programme rolled out

Coordinated winter resilience programme rolled out

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 3:37 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says a group of companies and agencies involved in the recovery have combined to share knowledge and create a winter resilience campaign, ensuring all parties know what each is doing and promising to refer those who need help on to their partners as required.

The Problems Cantabrians Are Facing with Insurance

The Problems Cantabrians Are Facing with Insurance

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 3:14 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

 

Be prepared for hazardous winter conditions

Be prepared for hazardous winter conditions

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:36 p.m. by GovtECAN Recommended Popular

Heavy snow to sea level has been forecast for Canterbury this week on Thursday and Friday.

Christchurch childrens photographs to be exhibited internationally

Christchurch children's photographs to be exhibited internationally

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:18 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

This week the voices of Christchurch children will take centre stage in the Philippines with the UNICEF NZ children’s photographic exhibition ‘Christchurch: See Through my Eyes’ on display at Yuchengco Museum in Manila.

Traffic management trials underway

Traffic management trials underway

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:08 p.m. by SCIRT

Trials are being set-up throughout Christchurch to look at ways of improving traffic management around road works sites to help reduce motorist delays and minimise driver frustration.

No crisis on consents - Parker

No 'crisis' on consents - Parker

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 9:59 a.m. by Media3News

 

Road closure updates as at 9.45am 19 June

Road closure updates as at 9.45am 19 June

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 9:45 a.m. by Transport4chch

Contractors are currently working checking streets that were closed as a result of flooding yesterday and we will update information as it comes to hand.

We dont want ugly or boring buildings

We don't want ugly or boring buildings

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 8:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

 Architecture can inspire and bedazzle, delight or infuriate. What do you think of the plans so far for Christchurch?

Rise in drink driving after quakes

Rise in drink driving after quakes

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 7:57 a.m. by MediaHerald

The number of drink drivers getting caught in parts of Christchurch has risen dramatically since the earthquakes."In the 2011-2012 year there was a 69 per cent increase," road policing manager, Inspector Al Stewart told The Star.This...

Dalziel running for Chch Mayor

Dalziel running for Chch Mayor

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 7:50 a.m. by Media3News

Cut levies to boost residential builds - Gough

Cut levies to boost residential builds - Gough

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch City councillor is pushing for developers to be given a financial incentive to build apartments in the central city.

Japan v NZ disaster recovery

Japan v NZ disaster recovery

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 11:30 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular





Evaluating the government’s temporary housing

Evaluating the government’s temporary housing

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 10:59 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) has released a report  on the temporary housing provided at Kaiapoi, Linwood Park and Rawhiti Domain. The report can be downloaded from .

Tips and Contact Points to Help Through The Winter Storm

Tips and Contact Points to Help Through The Winter Storm

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 9:24 p.m. by Swiggs Recommended Popular

Civil Defence issued this list of things you can do to minimise risk to yourself and  your family when this cold snap hits tomorrow.

Planning Committee recommends Waterpark study

Planning Committee recommends Waterpark study

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 9:11 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Council's Planning Committee today agreed to recommend to the full Council that it approve a study to evaluate the economic feasibility of the New Brighton Waterpark concept and its potential to revitalise New Brighton's commercial centre.

Consents action plan

Consents action plan

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 3:27 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

An action plan for consents presented to the Planning Committee today confirmed the Council’s commitment to meeting statutory time frames and clearing the backlog of consents.

Day 848 - big tick from Dave

Day 848 - big tick from Dave

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 2:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Dave, Addington Action's volunteer tech, gave the new computer network the big tick today. Dave comes in once a week to briefly check everything and take away the back ups.

Dave, a router engineer, pinged away, logged into the router and checked all the settings making sure everything was safely behind the firewall.

The Addington Action network runs out of the Bush Telly server cabinet which has never been hacked.

Council ready to assist throughout bad weather

Council ready to assist throughout bad weather

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 1:44 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council staff and contractors are out across the city today gathering information and helping to tidy-up streets and drains following the heavy rain of the past few days.

Red Cross reaches 100,000 grant recipients

Red Cross reaches 100,000 grant recipients

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 11:23 a.m. by RedCross Popular

Testing starts at Nga Puna Wai to assess athletics track suitability

Testing starts at Nga Puna Wai to assess athletics track suitability

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 11:08 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Geotechnical testing will start at Nga Puna Wai next week to see whether the land is suitable for a new artificial athletics track for Christchurch.

City council in consent crisis talks

City council in consent crisis talks

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 10:24 a.m. by MediaThePress

An action plan has been agreed that officials believe will defuse the consents crisis hanging over the Christchruch City Council.

City council in consent crisis talks

City council in consent crisis talks

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 10:24 a.m. by MediaStuff

An action plan has been agreed that officials believe will defuse the consents crisis hanging over the Christchruch City Council.

Road closure updates as at 10am 18 June

Road closure updates as at 10am 18 June

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 10:00 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Contractors are currently working checking streets that were closed as a result of flooding yesterday and we will update information as it comes to hand.

Powercut has led to several Signal Failures in Fendalton

Powercut has led to several Signal Failures in Fendalton

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 9:59 a.m. by Transport4chch

Effected Intersections - Deans Avenue / Fendalton Road / Harper Avenue The Glandovey Cycle Crossing Fendalton Road / Idris Road / Straven Road  There is currently no expected resolution time.

Road closure updates

Road closure updates

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 9:14 a.m. by Transport4chch

Contractors are currently working checking streets that were closed as a result of flooding yesterday and we will update information as it comes to hand.

Sir Miles Warren defends his town hall

Sir Miles Warren defends his town hall

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

One of the architects who designed Christchurch's Town Hall is disputing claims the building is damaged beyond repair and not worth saving.

Brownlee sends in consent troops to CCC

Brownlee sends in consent troops to CCC

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A crisis meeting of the Christchurch City Council's planning committee is under way to discuss its beleaguered consenting process.

Sir Miles Warren defends his town hall

Sir Miles Warren defends his town hall

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

One of the architects who designed Christchurch's Town Hall is disputing claims the building is damaged beyond repair and not worth saving.

Brownlee sends in consent troops to CCC

Brownlee sends in consent troops to CCC

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has stepped in to help the city council with its consenting problems, sending in a team of technical experts to speed up the flow of consent approvals.

Rubbish collection days changing

Rubbish collection days changing

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 12:27 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Day 847 - 90mm rain

Day 847 - 90mm rain

Monday, 17 June 2013 9:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

90mm of rain has soaked Christchurch since Saturday night in a continous drizzle.

Thousands of quake damaged homes are leaking or dripping for yet another winter.

Claims Service Update

Claims Service Update

Monday, 17 June 2013 8:39 p.m. by EQCTruths

Progress update - AA Insurance

Progress update - AA Insurance

Monday, 17 June 2013 8:35 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Revisiting ongoing EQC gripes

Revisiting ongoing EQC gripes

Monday, 17 June 2013 8:24 p.m. by Media3News

A month ago Campbell Live showed you some of the shocking stories still coming out of Christchurch.

Chch quake victims deal with flooding

Chch quake victims deal with flooding

Monday, 17 June 2013 8:15 p.m. by Media3News

Campbell Live heads south to Christchurch, where the rain has added insult to injury for earthquake victims.

Flooding disruption update

Flooding disruption update

Monday, 17 June 2013 8:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

As of 6pm no residents have registered at the welfare centre, set up at Mairehau Primary School. The Centre  closed at 7pm this evening. If required, the Welfare Centre will be made available again. 

Nature Play Space

Nature Play Space

Monday, 17 June 2013 8:02 p.m. by greeningtherubble

 

Road closures – updated as at 6pm

Road closures – updated as at 6pm

Monday, 17 June 2013 6:00 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Northwood Boulevard roundabout – NOW OPEN

Road closures – updated as at 6pm 17 June 2013

Road closures – updated as at 6pm 17 June 2013

Monday, 17 June 2013 6:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Updates will be made as information is supplied Northwood Boulevard roundabout – NOW OPEN Wai-iti Terrace – closed from Clyde to Bryndwr Owles Terrace – between Pages Road and Collingwood Ainsley Terrace – between Opawa and Centaurus Road Corson Ave …

Plan change submissions period to close

Plan change submissions period to close

Monday, 17 June 2013 2:04 p.m. by GovtCCC

 

Welfare Centre opening in Mairehau to assist with localised flooding

Welfare Centre opening in Mairehau to assist with localised flooding

Monday, 17 June 2013 1:53 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

of Christchurch, Christchurch City Council Civil Defence Unit is opening

Specialist team to assist council consenting

Specialist team to assist council consenting

Monday, 17 June 2013 1:32 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Building and Construction

When is the right time to get a Project Manager on board?

When is the right time to get a Project Manager on board?

Monday, 17 June 2013 1:31 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

Some clients see Project Managers simply as ‘construction managers’, for leading and managing the construction phase of a project.