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Knox Church rebuild plan signed

Knox Church rebuild plan signed

Saturday, 14 September 2013 3:08 p.m. by Media3News

Plans to rebuild Knox Church in Christchurch have been signed off and a modern interpretation of the 1902 church is promised.

Blocked house sewer lines

Blocked house sewer lines

Saturday, 14 September 2013 1:03 p.m. by Pdavey1

Does anyone know why we are experiencing lots of blockages to our homes.contractors are digging holes in the garden the pusHing some blue fabric into the drains after which we have blocked drains and trucks coming daily. What are they trying to do, it isn't working.

Rebuild holds opportunity for architect

Rebuild holds opportunity for architect

Saturday, 14 September 2013 1:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A superbly trained American architect could live anywhere in the world. She chose Christchurch. WILL HARVIE explains why.

Residents still suffering from quake-brain

Residents still suffering from 'quake-brain'

Friday, 13 September 2013 10:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

Quake-brain, that feeling of mental fatigue and overload, has got worse for many as the earthquake recovery reaches its third year. So what do the experts say? JOHN McCRONE reports.

Engineer - city in rebuild phase

Engineer - city in rebuild phase

Friday, 13 September 2013 8:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild is about to kick off, says Carl Devereux, the Christchurch manager of global engineering firm Aurecon.

Wall on track to replace containers

Wall on track to replace containers

Friday, 13 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

A retaining wall is being installed outside the Christ Church Cathedral to provide protection in case of a major earthquake.

Three years on: Chch a place of opportunity

Three years on: Chch a place of opportunity

Friday, 13 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Wall on track to replace containers

Wall on track to replace containers

Friday, 13 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A retaining wall is being installed outside the Christ Church Cathedral to provide protection in case of a major earthquake.

Three years on: Chch a place of opportunity

Three years on: Chch a place of opportunity

Friday, 13 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress



Reminder – Heathcote Bridge closure on weekends

Reminder – Heathcote Bridge closure on weekends

Friday, 13 September 2013 4:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are reminded that the Heathcote River Bridge on State Highway 76 will be closed to traffic for the next four weekends until mid-October. Each closure will be from 6pm on the Friday night to 6am on the following Monday. …

Manchester Street – detour southbound at Salisbury Street

Manchester Street – detour southbound at Salisbury Street

Friday, 13 September 2013 3:59 p.m. by Transport4chch

Manchester Street southbound is detoured at Salisbury to Barbadoes to Armagh Street until further notice

Burn event

Burn event

Friday, 13 September 2013 3:53 p.m. by TempleforChCh

On the 21st of September the Temple will meet its firey fate at Motukarara Race-way. Join us for a fun-filled community day celebrating the future of Christchurch as we release the past through the burning of the Temple. Gates open at 2.30pm, arrive by 7pm if you don’t want to miss the Temple burn! This will be the biggest bonfire New Zealand has ever seen, containing 24 tonne of wood fuel.  Tickets are available from www.templeforchch.eventbrite.co.nz, and we are asking people to ‘p ...

Burn down the Temple!

Burn down the Temple!

Friday, 13 September 2013 3:53 p.m. by TempleforChCh

Tomorrow, on the 21st of September the Temple will meet its firey fate at Motukarara Race-way. Join us for a fun-filled community day celebrating the future of Christchurch as we release the past and celebrate the future through the burning of the Temple. Gates open at 2.30pm, arrive by 7pm if you don’t want to miss the Temple burn! This will be the biggest bonfire New Zealand has ever seen, containing 24 tonne of wood fuel, and will be accompanied by an incredible fire show featuring some ...

Relocation of Fletcher EQR’s North New Brighton

Relocation of Fletcher EQR’s North New Brighton

Friday, 13 September 2013 1:54 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

The relocation of Fletcher EQR’s North New Brighton hub takes effect from the start of next week, with staff moving from the current location in Bower Avenue to a larger site nearby.

Godwits return to Christchurch 2013

Godwits return to Christchurch 2013

Friday, 13 September 2013 11:34 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Godwits return to Christchurch

CanCERN Newsletter #100 -  13th September  2013

CanCERN Newsletter #100 - 13th September 2013

Friday, 13 September 2013 11:24 a.m. by CanCERN Featured Popular

Dear Members

Joint statement from Christchurch City Council and Tony Marryatt

Joint statement from Christchurch City Council and Tony Marryatt

Friday, 13 September 2013 11:12 a.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

 

Draft Main Road Master Plan adopted for public comment

Draft Main Road Master Plan adopted for public comment

Friday, 13 September 2013 11:10 a.m. by GovtCCC

 

Reminder – Heathcote Bridge closure this weekend

Reminder – Heathcote Bridge closure this weekend

Friday, 13 September 2013 9:54 a.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are reminded that the Heathcote River Bridge on State Highway 76 will be closed to traffic for the next four weekends until mid-October.

Worcester Street closed at Linwood intersection from next week (16.9.13)

Worcester Street closed at Linwood intersection from next week (16.9.13)

Friday, 13 September 2013 9:50 a.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are advised that Worcester Street will be closed between Rochester Street and Linwood Avenue from Monday next week (16.9.13) while trenching is completed to replace a damaged waste water main.  The closure will be in place for approximately four weeks as the works progress.

Edgeware Road turn restrictions in place at Sherborne and Cranford Streets next week

Edgeware Road turn restrictions in place at Sherborne and Cranford Streets next week

Friday, 13 September 2013 9:43 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users who access Edgeware Road at the Sherborne Street or Cranford Street intersection are advised there will be no entry westbound into Edgeware Road from mid week (week starting 16.9.13) for approximately three weeks. 

End of the road for Marryatt

End of the road for Marryatt

Friday, 13 September 2013 9:29 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch City Council chief executive Tony Marryatt will not return from special leave to finish his contract, reports  newspaper.

His exit will cost ratepayers just over $400,000, which is short of the $700,000 payout Mr Marryatt could have received, had his entire contract been honoured.

Lawyers for the council and Mr Marryatt have been negotiating his exit since he was placed on special leave amid the ...

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.