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Christchurchs Pallet Pavilion comes down

Christchurch's Pallet Pavilion comes down

Sunday, 6 April 2014 4:06 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A temporary performance space built from pallets by volunteers after the Christchurch earthquakes is being taken apart.

How does a city bounce back?

How does a city bounce back?

Saturday, 5 April 2014 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch is learning the hard way that disaster recovery is as much about politics as rebuilding. So what does it take for a city to "bounce forward"? JOHN McCRONE reports from a resilient city workshop.

Prefab is not a dirty word

Prefab is not a dirty word

Saturday, 5 April 2014 7:28 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Prefabricated buildings have been largely shunned by Kiwi homeowners, but innovators in the construction industry believe their time has come. ALAN WOOD reports.

Southern Response turns 2

Southern Response turns 2

Saturday, 5 April 2014 6:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

Birthday celebrations are expected to be low key as Crown-owned Southern Response Earthquake Services turns 2 years old. CHARLES ANDERSON reports.

Insolvency no bar to holiday

Insolvency no bar to holiday

Saturday, 5 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

His company is in liquidation with debts of $2 million. And he says he is struggling to feed his children.

CTV News   Friday 04 April

CTV News Friday 04 April

Friday, 4 April 2014 6:36 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 4th April 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 4th April 2014

Friday, 4 April 2014 6:15 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Key recommendations from the Committee of the Whole - 4 April 2014

Key recommendations from the Committee of the Whole - 4 April 2014

Friday, 4 April 2014 3:15 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council’s Earthquake Recovery Committee of the Whole met today. Following were the key matters considered and recommendations the Committee will make to the Council:

Stand celebrates re-opening of childrens village

Stand celebrates re-opening of children's village

Friday, 4 April 2014 2:38 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Stand Children’s Services opened its new facility at Glenelg Spur in Christchurch yesterday, with the organisation’s patron His Excellency Lieutenant General the Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor General of New Zealand, doing the official honours.

Canterbury DHB & Council land swap receives approval

Canterbury DHB & Council land swap receives approval

Friday, 4 April 2014 2:33 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

Release: Canterbury District Health Board

Pallet Pavilion deconstruction items

Pallet Pavilion deconstruction items

Friday, 4 April 2014 1:23 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Do you have a community project (or your own worthy cause that is making a difference to the greater community), which could use some of the items pictured below? 

Pallet Pavilion Merchandise available!

Pallet Pavilion Merchandise available!

Friday, 4 April 2014 12:32 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Beautiful jewellery from Anita Paris available, and limited Pallet Pavilion t shirts too …

Climate Change

Climate Change

Friday, 4 April 2014 12:31 p.m. by MediaCTV

notes from the forum + useful resources

notes from the forum + useful resources

Friday, 4 April 2014 12:03 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou me nga ahuatanga o te wa. (Lots of greetings to everyone and all that is happening) 

Using Montreal St to access Bealey Ave?  What you need to know.

Using Montreal St to access Bealey Ave? What you need to know.

Friday, 4 April 2014 11:45 a.m. by Transport4chch

Using Montreal St to access Bealey Ave? 

Pera te Amo: Countdown Carpark

Pera te Amo: Countdown Carpark

Friday, 4 April 2014 11:44 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

Contractor Pera te Amo talks to Newstalk ZB's Richard Green about why he ripped up the Ferrymead Countdown carpark.

All Day Parking Rates increase from Mon 7 April

All Day Parking Rates increase from Mon 7 April

Friday, 4 April 2014 8:24 a.m. by Transport4chch

New central city all-day parking rates come into effect from Monday 7 April. 

Central City traffic impacts – preview for week April 7th

Central City traffic impacts – preview for week April 7th

Friday, 4 April 2014 7:49 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised to expect delays on central city roads this week as work continues on major roads. Please allow extra time for your journey. 

$75m apartment complex planned

$75m apartment complex planned

Friday, 4 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Featured Popular

A $75 million development near Cranmer Square could become central Christchurch's biggest apartment complex since the earthquakes.

Free repairs for some EQ homes

Free repairs for some EQ homes

Thursday, 3 April 2014 8:30 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Community organisation CanCERN is co-ordinating a Find and Fix project to discover and temporarily repair 900+ badly damaged earthquake homes before winter. 

Lets Find and Fix helping Chch for winter

Let's Find and Fix helping Chch for winter

Thursday, 3 April 2014 7:31 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A new community-led campaign will make repairs to what could be hundreds of damaged homes.

CTV News   Thursday 03 April

CTV News Thursday 03 April

Thursday, 3 April 2014 6:57 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 3rd April 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 3rd April 2014

Thursday, 3 April 2014 6:53 p.m. by MediaCTV

Nominate youth for new awards

Nominate youth for new awards

Thursday, 3 April 2014 4:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye wants to recognise outstanding young community leaders and is asking New Zealanders to nominate them for a Youth Week 2014 Award before April 28. “I am creating these awards for this year’s Youth Week to recognise and celebrate young people aged 12-24 who have contributed to their community in a […]

Reviving New Brighton

Reviving New Brighton

Thursday, 3 April 2014 1:17 p.m. by MediaCTV

New Brighton

New Brighton

Thursday, 3 April 2014 12:20 p.m. by MediaCTV

Mike Coleman: Where the city is at

Mike Coleman: Where the city is at

Thursday, 3 April 2014 12:12 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

Rev Mike Coleman talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about how he is seeing the community still wanting answers after the quakes.

Pavilion sitters – last chances

Pavilion sitters – last chances

Thursday, 3 April 2014 12:04 p.m. by GapFiller

Can’t help the Pallet Pavilion deconstruction during the day? 

Community Energy Action’s Curtain Bank going mobile

Community Energy Action’s Curtain Bank going mobile

Thursday, 3 April 2014 11:46 a.m. by Jaimita_de_Jongh Popular

The Curtain Bank is one of Community Energy Action Charitable Trust’s projects.

Two Rebuilt Buildings at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School Open

Two Rebuilt Buildings at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School Open

Thursday, 3 April 2014 11:34 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Tomorrow sees the opening of the first two of several new buildings on the Rangi Ruru Girls’ School campus in Christchurch.

Anzac Drive/Bexley Road SH74 closure – DELAYED

Anzac Drive/Bexley Road SH74 closure – DELAYED

Thursday, 3 April 2014 10:36 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users are advised that road reconstruction work on Anzac Drive is now delayed until later in the year towards October due to weather and ground conditions.

Child Helpline

Child Helpline

Thursday, 3 April 2014 9:09 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Free, professional counselling via free phone or email. Free Phone: 0800 366 694; email help@childhelpline.org.nz http://www.childhelpline.org.nz/Kids_8-12.html

Key EQC role gone, two more created

Key EQC role gone, two more created

Thursday, 3 April 2014 8:57 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

One of the Earthquake Commission's (EQC) top officials is leaving the organisation after his position was "disestablished".

Engineers remain well regarded

Engineers remain well regarded

Thursday, 3 April 2014 8:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake-induced building collapses and a mining disaster have had a "minimal" impact on the public perception of engineers, according to survey results.

Helicopter used for Port Hills home repair

Helicopter used for Port Hills home repair

Thursday, 3 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

It appears the sky is the limit for settling Port Hills insurance claims.

Ecan Clean the Air

Ecan Clean the Air

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 5:08 p.m. by MediaCTV

Earthquake & Insurance Law Conference

Earthquake & Insurance Law Conference

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 4:24 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

More Canterbury children seek help

More Canterbury children seek help

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 3:53 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: 0800Whatsup

Kapa haka at Phillipstown

Kapa haka at Phillipstown

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 2:16 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

 

Daylight Saving’s end means tsunami warning testing

Daylight Saving’s end means tsunami warning testing

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 2:14 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch’s tsunami warning siren system will be tested at 11am this Sunday 6 April 2014, with the sirens sounding for one to two minutes. This testing is in keeping with Christchurch City Council’s twice-yearly testing of the sirens on the Sundays that Daylight Saving begins and ends.

Christchurch IT salaries surge with recruitment specialists

Christchurch IT salaries surge with recruitment specialists

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 1:09 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch IT salaries surge with recruitment specialists

Keeping Christchurch Moving April 1st

Keeping Christchurch Moving April 1st

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 12:11 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving April 1st 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving April 1st 2014

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 12:11 p.m. by MediaCTV

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Pay Outs Crosses $11 Billion Mark

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Pay Outs Crosses $11 Billion Mark

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 11:29 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Pay Outs Crosses $11 Billion Mark

Suburban life - peaceful or boring?

Suburban life - peaceful or boring?

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 10:45 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

So what is wrong with suburbia? Is it faceless, sterile, bland and boring; vibrant and appealing; or relaxing and peaceful? How can we make it better?

Awesome Evening - April

Awesome Evening - April

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 9:12 a.m. by MinistryofAwesome Popular

Quake insurance payouts top $11 billion

Quake insurance payouts top $11 billion

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 6:16 a.m. by Media3News

Canterbury earthquake victims have now collected more than $11 billion in insurance claims.

30 homes in anti-liquefaction pilot

30 homes in anti-liquefaction pilot

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The number of Canterbury properties with increased liquefaction risk will not be known before May, the Earthquake Commission (EQC) says.

Smile Dial

Smile Dial

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 12:15 a.m. by ChristchurchVoices Popular

SARA Management Committee Meeting

SARA Management Committee Meeting

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 9:28 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Title: SARA Management Committee MeetingLocation: Mairehau LibraryStart Time: 19:00Date: 2014-04-08End Time: 21:00

Flooding Information Evening

Flooding Information Evening

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 9:26 p.m. by stalbanscommunity








Gap Filler’s Inconvenience Store Week 4 (25-30 March)

Gap Filler’s Inconvenience Store Week 4 (25-30 March)

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 3:07 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

This version of the Inconvenience Store traces the provenance of a range of products with Homewares to Cosmetics departments amongst others. Ryan shows us what goes into a range of convenient items. 

Mar 25-30, 2014: Gap Filler’s Inconvenience Store Week 4.

Mar 25-30, 2014: Gap Filler’s Inconvenience Store Week 4.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 3:07 p.m. by GapFiller

Our Inconvenience Store exposed what goes into the convenient items that we take for granted.  This version of the Inconvenience Store traced the provenance of a range of products from homewares to cosmetics. Ryan showed us what goes into a range of convenient items. In some cases it was amusing, in others, alarming.  

Mar 18-23, 2014: Anita’s Fine Fare – Inconvenience Store Week 3.

Mar 18-23, 2014: Anita’s Fine Fare – Inconvenience Store Week 3.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 2:47 p.m. by GapFiller

Anita’s Fine Fare did not sell items, instead it traded them for the customer’s time, in the form of a series of tasks.  Anita’s idea was to offer a range of free items to customers, attainable only after a number of tasks are performed according to the shopkeeper’s instructions. It took on the appearance of […]

Mar 11-16, 2014: Bridget’s Two-Hour Shop – Inconvenience Store Week 2.

Mar 11-16, 2014: Bridget’s Two-Hour Shop – Inconvenience Store Week 2.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 2:11 p.m. by GapFiller

The Two-Hour Shop subverted the concept of the ubiquitous $2 shop, by producing goods in-store once they were purchased, rather than selling mass-produced short-life products.  The idea was to create a shop that mimics a mall fashion accessories store.  Instead of selling cheap, mass-produced, jewellery and fashion accessories such as hats, scarves, and bags, the […]

Coroners report

Coroners report

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 1:35 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Moorhouse/Hagley Ave/Lincoln/Grove Rd intersection – DELAYS

Moorhouse/Hagley Ave/Lincoln/Grove Rd intersection – DELAYS

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 1:22 p.m. by Transport4chch

Due to milling and paving works being carried out at night in the area of Moorhouse/Hagley Ave/Lincoln Road and Grove Road, the traffic signal controls have been affected.

Lynched- Monday 31 March - Phil Twyford

Lynched- Monday 31 March - Phil Twyford

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 12:51 p.m. by ChrisLynch Featured Popular

 

PM John Key: Monthly catchup

PM John Key: Monthly catchup

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 10:20 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Prime Minister John Key talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the issues at the moment

Govt cash urged for housing

Govt cash urged for housing

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Government should be intervening in Christchurch's housing market by making low-interest loans available to developers so the cost of building homes is reduced.