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Lets integrate grey and green

Let's integrate 'grey' and 'green'

Monday, 7 October 2013 7:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

U is for Understanding

U is for Understanding

Monday, 7 October 2013 6:53 p.m. by andreac414

New Lyttelton Tunnel Control Building begins to take shape

New Lyttelton Tunnel Control Building begins to take shape

Monday, 7 October 2013 4:35 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The new Lyttelton Tunnel Control Building is beginning to take shape, with the foundations laid and construction of the basement walls nearing completion.

Insurance firm disputes $1.2m claim for house

Insurance firm disputes $1.2m claim for house

Monday, 7 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

An insurance company changed its mind to pay out a red-zoned couple for the rebuild of their home after a dispute over the amount offered, a court has heard.

SCIRT – Traffic Update from the 7 October

SCIRT – Traffic Update from the 7 October

Monday, 7 October 2013 3:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Travis Road drivers – change to roundabout at Frosts Road / QEII Travis Road drivers need to make sure of their routes city-bound through North New Brighton and Burwood. SCIRT work by Downer in the Frosts Road / Travis Road …

Quake to redraw boundaries in Christchurch

Quake to redraw boundaries in Christchurch

Monday, 7 October 2013 11:30 a.m. by Media3News

Census figures released today show how Christchurch has been re-organised following the quakes.

Gilberthorpes Road is CLOSED from Roberts Road to Waterloo Road

Gilberthorpes Road is CLOSED from Roberts Road to Waterloo Road

Monday, 7 October 2013 11:26 a.m. by Transport4chch

Gilberthorpes Road is closed from Roberts Road to Waterloo Road due to an accident. Orion are fixing the power cables and the duration of the closure is currently unknown.

Stanmore Road, Avonside – southbound closure between Haast St & Avonside Dr this week, 7.10.13

Stanmore Road, Avonside – southbound closure between Haast St & Avonside Dr this week, 7.10.13

Monday, 7 October 2013 11:20 a.m. by Transport4chch

Stanmore Road Works – Detour in Place as part of initial stage of works Work begins 7 October  on Stanmore Road to install a new waste water system. The work, between Avonside Drive and Gloucester Street will be done in …

STRESS IN THE WORKPLACE: – ABC TV interview about ‘The Elephant in the Boardroom’

STRESS IN THE WORKPLACE: – ABC TV interview about ‘The Elephant in the Boardroom’

Monday, 7 October 2013 11:04 a.m. by AnxietySupport

In Australia 26% of GP visits are for mental health issues,  mostly anxiety and depression, yet in six years of medical school trainee doctors receive very little focus on this subject.  The statistics are likely to be very similar here in New Zealand. This video clip of and interview with Graham Cowan discusses a study...

Lessons Learnt. A report on EQC’s response to the Canterbury earthquakes.

Lessons Learnt. A report on EQC’s response to the Canterbury earthquakes.

Monday, 7 October 2013 8:57 a.m. by GovtEQC Recommended Popular

Highly critical report on EQC calls for law change

Highly critical report on EQC calls for law change

Monday, 7 October 2013 5:37 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Red-zone couple battle rebuild bill

Red-zone couple battle rebuild bill

Monday, 7 October 2013 1:57 a.m. by MediaStuff

An insurance company changed its mind to pay out a red-zoned couple for the rebuild of their home after a dispute over the amount offered, a court has heard.

Red-zone couple battle rebuild bill

Red-zone couple battle rebuild bill

Monday, 7 October 2013 1:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

An insurance company changed its mind to pay out a red-zoned couple for the rebuild of their home after a dispute over the amount offered, a court has heard.

T for Transport

T for Transport

Sunday, 6 October 2013 9:44 p.m. by andreac414

Transport in our ward has been immensely challenging these last 2 years with potholes, pothills and road cones as far as the eye can see! I want to help work toward making this necessary process as possible. I also want to work toward grabbing every opportunity to ensure we use the opportunities we have to improve cycleway and pedestrian safety and accessibility. 

Open visa call from migrant advocate

Open visa call from migrant advocate

Sunday, 6 October 2013 6:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Migrant workers are not protected enough to be able to expose abuse from their employers, a migrant workers' advocate says.

Hard road back to normality

Hard road back to normality

Sunday, 6 October 2013 9:50 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch residents are still struggling to regain their pre-earthquake quality of life, a poll shows.

Community centre planned for Aranui

Community centre planned for Aranui

Sunday, 6 October 2013 8:33 a.m. by MediaRNZ

S is for Schools

S is for Schools

Saturday, 5 October 2013 7:58 p.m. by andreac414

 

Cera not Christchurchs moral authority

Cera not Christchurch's moral authority

Saturday, 5 October 2013 5:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

 A strip bar and prostitution business is being acquired using government quake powers. Jarrod Gilbert argues moral judgment should not play a part.

Help us name our site!

Help us name our site!

Saturday, 5 October 2013 4:21 p.m. by GapFiller

EQC unprepared for Chch quakes

EQC unprepared for Chch quakes

Saturday, 5 October 2013 1:42 p.m. by Media3News



 

Donor gives $5M to Christchurch community

Donor gives $5M to Christchurch community

Saturday, 5 October 2013 12:36 p.m. by Media3News

An anonymous donation of $500,000 is helping fund a new $5.9 million community centre in the Christchurch suburb of Aranui.

 

Christchurch City Council says it will build the first new community centre since the earthquakes with the support of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust and Lions Club International Foundation.

 

The trust is contributing $ ...

R is for Resourcing

R is for Resourcing

Saturday, 5 October 2013 12:26 p.m. by andreac414

Resourcing our communities is something I am very passionate about! Whether it be from informing them of information regarding their community assets, walking alongside a residents association or making sure the community board is an open and accessible place for anyone with concerns to come and be heard. 

EQC disaster planning flawed, report finds

EQC disaster planning flawed, report finds

Saturday, 5 October 2013 10:03 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Fears over shaming bad rebuild contractors

Fears over shaming bad rebuild contractors

Saturday, 5 October 2013 8:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

Residents fed up with earthquake repair work need to be wary of naming and shaming "dodgy contractors" online, warns a defamation expert.

Fears over shaming bad rebuild contractors

Fears over shaming bad rebuild contractors

Saturday, 5 October 2013 8:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

Residents fed up with earthquake repair work need to be wary of naming and shaming "dodgy contractors" online, warns a defamation expert.

$15m grant to Christchurch  projects

$15m grant to Christchurch projects

Saturday, 5 October 2013 8:14 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Small but shallow shock shakes Cantabs

Small but shallow shock shakes Cantabs

Friday, 4 October 2013 10:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians have been shaken by a small but shallow quake this morning. 

Scirt awarded for two hard years

Scirt awarded for two hard years

Friday, 4 October 2013 10:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

To most of us SCIRT is a catchy acronym for the hundreds of workers repairing our infrastructure. But it is much more, and is also this year's winner of the Champion Canterbury Supreme Award for a medium to large enterprise. MARTA STEEMAN reports.

Cathedral Junction reopens in style

Cathedral Junction reopens in style

Friday, 4 October 2013 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Cathedral Junction reopened in grand style last night as fashion took centre stage. 

Small but shallow shock wakes Cantabs

Small but shallow shock wakes Cantabs

Friday, 4 October 2013 8:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians have been shaken by a small but shallow quake this morning. 

Still problems handling asbestos in Christchurch - ministry

Still problems handling asbestos in Christchurch - ministry

Friday, 4 October 2013 7:18 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment says there are still problems with handling asbestos, for workers in Christchurch involved in its rebuilding.

Q is for Quality

Q is for Quality

Friday, 4 October 2013 6:29 p.m. by andreac414

Quality… a word we are using a lot these days… whether in reference to our EQC or insurance repairs or the type of aquatic facility we want restored in the east. We also need quality in our leadership… those charged with making the big and sometimes hard decisions…. business as usual doesn’t cut it anymore […]

Natural Environment Recovery Programme under way

Natural Environment Recovery Programme under way

Friday, 4 October 2013 4:27 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Environment Canterbury announced today that it has adopted the Natural Environment Recovery Programme for greater Christchurch.

New Aranui youth and community facility planned

New Aranui youth and community facility planned

Friday, 4 October 2013 4:26 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is to build a new facility for youth and community groups in Aranui - its first new community centre since the earthquakes - with the support of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust and Lion's Club International Foundation.

Lack of valuation info riles landowners

Lack of valuation info riles landowners

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

Frustrated inner-city landowners are demanding information about how their properties are being valued but are drawing blanks.

Tremors exposed Earthquake Commission

Tremors exposed Earthquake Commission

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

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) planned poorly for a major catastrophe and therefore lacked the leadership and systems needed to cope with the Canterbury earthquakes.

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 26 (October 2013)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 26 (October 2013)

Friday, 4 October 2013 3:59 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

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Innes Road – Delays expected as work begins

Innes Road – Delays expected as work begins

Friday, 4 October 2013 2:40 p.m. by Transport4chch

Innes Road will be reduced to one lane between Nancy Avenue and Philpotts Road from Monday 7 October to install new wastewater pipes. The work started is expected to take approximately six weeks.

Antigua Street – Northbound closure between Tuam and Oxford and restrictions on St Asaph from 10 Oct

Antigua Street – Northbound closure between Tuam and Oxford and restrictions on St Asaph from 10 Oct

Friday, 4 October 2013 2:22 p.m. by Transport4chch

Antigua Street will be closed to northbound road users between Tuam Street and Oxford Terrace from Thursday 10th October for wastewater replacement work.

Minister welcomes Natural Environment Recovery Programme

Minister welcomes Natural Environment Recovery Programme

Friday, 4 October 2013 2:10 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Amy Adams | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Disaster-resilient infrastructure key to saving lives

Disaster-resilient infrastructure 'key to saving lives'

Friday, 4 October 2013 12:54 p.m. by PRNews Popular

First respondents saved many lives following the Christchurch earthquakes, yet many survivors found they had little or nothing left. Homes were destroyed, and in many cases livelihoods, when local businesses struggled as the City’s infrastructure failed. So, what have we learnt?

AvON ‘over the moon’ with funding announcement

AvON ‘over the moon’ with funding announcement

Friday, 4 October 2013 12:25 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

The Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON) is “over the moon” $15m has been committed to connect the city to the sea, along the Avon/Otakaro River corridor.

Cities gifting streets lamps to Chch for art work

Cities gifting streets lamps to Chch for art work

Friday, 4 October 2013 12:21 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Cities around the world are gifting streets lamps to Christchurch as part of the work of art entitled Solidarity Grid by German artist Mischa Kuball.

Concrete slab poured for new Waimairi Beach Golf Club

Concrete slab poured for new Waimairi Beach Golf Club

Friday, 4 October 2013 12:20 p.m. by PRNews Featured

Well-loved Waimairi Beach Golf Club in Christchurch moved a step closer to becoming fully open again when the concrete slab was poured late last week for its new clubhouse.

Appeal Trust announces largest-ever grant

Appeal Trust announces largest-ever grant

Friday, 4 October 2013 12:16 p.m. by EarthquakeAppeal

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust today announced its largest-ever grant committing $15 million of Appeal funds towards great community projects that make a positive difference to the future of the eastern suburbs, with access and benefit to everyone who lives in or visits Christchurch.

Heathcote Bridge closure this weekend -CHANGE TO CLOSURE TIMES

Heathcote Bridge closure this weekend -CHANGE TO CLOSURE TIMES

Friday, 4 October 2013 12:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are reminded that the Heathcote River Bridge on State Highway 76 will be closed to traffic again this weekend as part of the scheduled works until mid October. NOTE: THE CLOSURE TIMES WILL VARY FROM PREVIOUS WEEKENDS.   CLOSURE …

Stanmore Road, Avonside – southbound closure between Haast St & Avonside Dr from next week, 7.10.13

Stanmore Road, Avonside – southbound closure between Haast St & Avonside Dr from next week, 7.10.13

Friday, 4 October 2013 11:20 a.m. by Transport4chch

Stanmore Road Works – Detour in Place as part of initial stage of works Work begins 7 October  on Stanmore Road to install a new waste water system. The work, between Avonside Drive and Gloucester Street will be done in …

Vote on $91k pay rise for acting Chch City Council boss

Vote on $91k pay rise for acting Chch City Council boss

Friday, 4 October 2013 11:12 a.m. by MediaHerald

Acting Christchurch City Council boss Jane Parfitt may get a $90,000-plus pay rise today. The Star can reveal that city councillors will meet behind closed doors to vote on whether Ms Parfitt will get an extra $91,104 added to...

Oxford Terrace – Closures start 10.10.13

Oxford Terrace – Closures start 10.10.13

Friday, 4 October 2013 10:43 a.m. by Transport4chch

From 10 October 2013 the following restrictions apply: Oxford Terrace  Closed between Worcester Street and Gloucester Street Closed between Cashel Street and Hereford Street. Hereford Street at the Oxford Terrace intersection One way west bound No entry from Hereford into …

Council adopts Annual Report 2013

Council adopts Annual Report 2013

Friday, 4 October 2013 10:18 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council today adopted its Annual Report 2013, outlining the Council's activities and finances over the past year.

Rising costs

Rising costs

Friday, 4 October 2013 9:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

CBD – Available Routes Map – 5th October to 12th October

CBD – Available Routes Map – 5th October to 12th October

Friday, 4 October 2013 8:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map.

CCC Facilities Rebuild Aug& Sept update

CCC Facilities Rebuild Aug& Sept update

Thursday, 3 October 2013 9:36 p.m. by GovtCCC

 

CCDU Market Update 3 October 2013

CCDU Market Update 3 October 2013

Thursday, 3 October 2013 9:32 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting October 2013

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting October 2013

Thursday, 3 October 2013 9:22 p.m. by GovtCCC

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting

Exploitation laws lack backing - Labour

Exploitation laws lack backing - Labour

Thursday, 3 October 2013 7:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tougher penalties for employers exploiting migrant workers will be useless without the resources to enforce the law, says Labour.

P is for Post

P is for Post

Thursday, 3 October 2013 6:28 p.m. by andreac414

Post your votes today! With little over a week to have your say it is time to spend 30 minutes reading your candidate profiles and instructions and fill in the easy form! 

Govt landgrab slammed by Chch residents

Govt 'landgrab' slammed by Chch residents

Thursday, 3 October 2013 5:56 p.m. by Media3News

The Government's seizure of commercial land for the Christchurch rebuild has been labeled as "disappointing" and "totally unnecessary".

 

Owners of nine properties will be forced to hand over their land, after they failed to reach a deal with the Government.

 

The buildings will be cleared to make way for a giant green park, but ...