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High St history in smartphone app

High St history in smartphone app

Sunday, 25 August 2013 9:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

A hi-tech multimedia remembrance website and smartphone application for Christchurch's earthquake-ravaged High St has been unveiled.

Study hopes to find former CBD businesses

Study hopes to find former CBD businesses

Sunday, 25 August 2013 1:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student is investigating what has happened to 355 businesses in Christchurch's core inner city area.

Millie Mite – ‘one of the most interesting personalities that has ever visited the Dominion’

Millie Mite – ‘one of the most interesting personalities that has ever visited the Dominion’

Saturday, 24 August 2013 11:57 p.m. by LostChristchurch

It was a warm fair day on the 16th December 1919,  a light nor’easterly breeze was blowing through the city. Much the same weather was being experienced throughout the whole of the Dominion. The country was at the height of election fever. The Press had built a 50ft long by 27ft high results board outside their office so the thousands that were expected to gather in Cathedral Square could see the latest results from every part of New Zealand. For the first time women could be elected into ...

Mrs General Mite – ‘one of the most interesting personalities that has ever visited the Dominion’

Mrs General Mite – ‘one of the most interesting personalities that has ever visited the Dominion’

Saturday, 24 August 2013 11:57 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

It was a warm fair day on the 16th December 1919, a light nor’easterly breeze was blowing through the city. Much the same weather was being experienced throughout the whole of the Dominion.

Trust says it has financial support to save cathedral

Trust says it has financial support to save cathedral

Saturday, 24 August 2013 9:48 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Great Christchurch Buildings Trust says it's got plenty of financial support for its fight to save the quake damaged Christ Church Cathedral.

Hills Road down to one lane

Hills Road down to one lane

Saturday, 24 August 2013 9:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Don’t try heading south along Hills Road for the next month, it is down to one lane and it’s limited to northbound traffic. Detours will be in place for anyone heading south. Source:Scirt

Day 915 - housing is the issue

Day 915 - housing is the issue

Saturday, 24 August 2013 2:46 p.m. by addingtonaction

The process of getting the go ahead from the city council for the emergency storage depot at 124 Garlands Rd is going very slowly.

The Spreydon Heathcote community board voted early August 2012 for the council to find a work base for Addington Action to use for the repair programme. 124 Garlands Rd in Opawa was the only piece of land available for this purpose and a 5 year lease was signed in October.

Some things to consider.

Christchurch Town Hall plan endorsed

Christchurch Town Hall plan endorsed

Saturday, 24 August 2013 12:02 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch Town Hall is a step closer to being saved after a council committee agreed it should be fully restored.

Blog update - going into recess

Blog update - going into recess

Saturday, 24 August 2013 8:15 a.m. by avonsidechch Featured Popular

The Avonside Blog is going into recess. Why?

Day 914 - shelved again

Day 914 - shelved again

Friday, 23 August 2013 7:25 p.m. by addingtonaction

This morning Mike attended the local Community Board meeting.

10am - Don, Mike and Paul worked at 124 Garlands Rd for the day.

Paul mowed the grass which is coming away now with an early spring. Took ages because it was so thick. The new grass sown at end of Autumn has taken well. Will need another cut next week.

Mike assembled the 2nd industrial shelving unit.

Don used the power tools to cut up the plywood panels and the framing for the walkway over the services tren ...

Show me the Money!

Show me the Money!

Friday, 23 August 2013 7:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo Street Time: September 3, first session starts at 9:30 Description: Community Law Canterbury presents a guide to ACC and welfare entitlements, employment rights and resolving issues.The morning session, from 9.30am – 12.30pm focuses …

Quake victims families to meet

Quake victims' families to meet

Friday, 23 August 2013 7:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

Accountability, safety and possible legal action will be hot topics at a meeting between earthquake victims' families, police, government officials and engineering authorities.

CanCERN Newsletter #97 -  23rd August 2013

CanCERN Newsletter #97 - 23rd August 2013

Friday, 23 August 2013 4:52 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

Dear Members

Rising from the rubble - stories of High Street

Rising from the rubble - stories of High Street

Friday, 23 August 2013 4:07 p.m. by PRNews Recommended Popular

The Canterbury earthquakes irrevocably damaged Christchurch’s High Street precinct. The area’s Victorian and Edwardian streetscapes and series of lively interconnected laneways have changed forever, with a majority of its mostly masonry heritage buildings now demolished. 

Cantabrian Architectural Design Competition winner

Cantabrian Architectural Design Competition winner

Friday, 23 August 2013 3:43 p.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Richard Sellars of Nelson-based Continuum Architecture emerged as the winner of Southern Response’s architectural design competition for The Cantabrian home, organised in conjunction with the New Zealand Institute of Architects.

Faux Arcadia

Faux Arcadia

Friday, 23 August 2013 2:49 p.m. by GapFiller

Faux Arcadia is a new project for the city by local artist Michaela Cox. It consists of 10 images (including five stereograms) from Cox’s MFA (master of Fine Arts) which are mounted on the sides of buildings around the central city.  “This project is my way, as an artist, of contributing to the rebuild of [...]

Aug 23: Faux Arcadia

Aug 23: Faux Arcadia

Friday, 23 August 2013 2:49 p.m. by GapFiller

Faux Arcadia is a new project for the city by local artist Michaela Cox. It consists of 10 images (including five stereograms) from Cox’s MFA (master of Fine Arts) which are mounted on the sides of buildings around the central city.  “This project is my way, as an artist, of contributing to the rebuild of [...]

Aug, 2013: Faux Arcadia

Aug, 2013: Faux Arcadia

Friday, 23 August 2013 2:49 p.m. by GapFiller

Faux Arcadia is a new project for the city by local artist Michaela Cox. The series consists of 10 images (including five stereograms) from Cox’s MFA (master of Fine Arts) which are mounted on the sides of buildings around the central city.  “This project is my way, as an artist, of contributing to the rebuild […]

Australian firms cashing in big on rebuild

Australian firms cashing in big on rebuild

Friday, 23 August 2013 12:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Australians are cashing in big in the Canterbury rebuild.

Campaigners take Cathedral battle to Supreme Court

Campaigners take Cathedral battle to Supreme Court

Friday, 23 August 2013 12:37 p.m. by MediaHerald

Campaigners battling to save the earthquake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral have taken their case to the highest court in the country.The Court of Appeal last month ruled that demolition of the building could go ahead. But the bulldozers...

Why Health & Safety?

Why Health & Safety?

Friday, 23 August 2013 12:37 p.m. by H&S Matt

 

CBD – Available Routes Map – 24th – 30th August

CBD – Available Routes Map – 24th – 30th August

Friday, 23 August 2013 12:15 p.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.

Manchester Street northbound detour from 26 August

Manchester Street northbound detour from 26 August

Friday, 23 August 2013 12:10 p.m. by Transport4chch

Northbound road users will be detoured from Manchester Street onto Peterborough, Colombo Street and Salisbury Street back onto Manchester from Monday 26 August. The detour is in place while works are carried out at the intersection of Salisbury Street and …

Motorists reminded to give way on Curletts Road roundabout

Motorists reminded to give way on Curletts Road roundabout

Friday, 23 August 2013 11:43 a.m. by Transport4chch

A number of minor crashes on the Curletts Road roundabout on State Highway 75, near the onramp to the Christchurch Southern Motorway has prompted the NZ Transport Agency to remind motorists of the need to give way to all vehicles …

Three preschools on below standard list

Three preschools on below standard list

Friday, 23 August 2013 11:41 a.m. by MediaStuff

More than 200 Christchurch buildings do not reach the Government's new earthquake building standards policy, including at least three occupied preschools - and assessments are only 14 per cent of the way there.

Australian firms cashing in big on rebuild

Australian firms cashing in big on rebuild

Friday, 23 August 2013 11:29 a.m. by MediaStuff

Australians are cashing in big in the Canterbury rebuild.

Australian firms cashing in big on rebuild

Australian firms cashing in big on rebuild

Friday, 23 August 2013 11:29 a.m. by MediaThePress

Australians are cashing in big in the Canterbury rebuild.

Disaster experts say this week is critical for Wellington companies

Disaster experts say this week is critical for Wellington companies

Friday, 23 August 2013 9:31 a.m. by PRNews

A team of University of Canterbury (UC) disaster experts say this week is critical for businesses in Wellington and Marlborough.

Christchurch could become a state of the art cycle-friendly city

Christchurch could become a state of the art cycle-friendly city

Friday, 23 August 2013 9:30 a.m. by PRNews

A University of Canterbury (UC) transport expert believes Christchurch could become a state of the art cycle-friendly city.

New Park Offers respite in Victoria Street

New Park Offers respite in Victoria Street

Friday, 23 August 2013 9:25 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

A new mini-park in Victoria Street offers a place of respite where people can contemplate poems that reflect on the character and culture of the street.

Avonside photography project – Official opening of Thx 4 the Memories

Avonside photography project – Official opening of Thx 4 the Memories

Friday, 23 August 2013 8:27 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Yesterday was the official opening of the Avonside photography project

Group ups fight for cathedral

Group ups fight for cathedral

Friday, 23 August 2013 1:12 a.m. by MediaStuff

Opponents to the deconstruction of the Christ Church Cathedral are now taking their fight to the Supreme Court.

Councillors back Town Hall restoration

Councillors back Town Hall restoration

Friday, 23 August 2013 1:11 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's "living room" is one step closer to being restored after several councillors agreed it was an important part of the city's heritage.

Quake prone cities rock like jelly

Quake prone cities 'rock like jelly'

Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

New Zealand's most earthquake-prone cities are just like Tokyo, and ''rock like jelly on a dinner plate'' when a quake hits, new research shows.

I Need Your Help!  Please Like https://www.facebook.com/EQCTruthsBlog

I Need Your Help! Please Like https://www.facebook.com/EQCTruthsBlog

Thursday, 22 August 2013 10:55 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

I am an exceedingly independent person and I hate asking anyone for help.  However, I desperately need help from everyone who reads this blog and has benefited from this information over the past nine months.  Please go to  and like it. 

 

As you know, the EQC and the Solicitor General have launched a frivolous court action against me because I have been one of EQC&rsqu ...

Full restoration of Town Hall urged

Full restoration of Town Hall urged

Thursday, 22 August 2013 10:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch Town Hall is one of the most "significant heritage buildings" in the city, an art history lecturer says.

Day 913 - long life shelving

Day 913 - long life shelving

Thursday, 22 August 2013 10:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

This afternoon, Bob and Mike assembled 1 of the large wooden storage racks at 124 Garlands Rd. Another 1 gets assembled tomorrow.

EQC holding up payouts

'EQC holding up payouts'

Thursday, 22 August 2013 8:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

IAG New Zealand says the big obstacles to finalising claims in Christchurch now are the Earthquake Commission's decisions on land damage and customers dragging the chain on rebuild decisions.

Community groups worried about pace, quality of repairs

Community groups worried about pace, quality of repairs

Thursday, 22 August 2013 7:48 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

EQC Wastes $158,000 Unsuccessfully Persecuting EQC Truths

EQC Wastes $158,000 Unsuccessfully Persecuting EQC Truths

Thursday, 22 August 2013 7:04 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

EQC issued the following press release earlier today confirming that it has spent $158,000 on its ridiculous case against me. .  In late June, I filed a motion to strike EQC’s frivolous claim and, thus far, EQC have not responded to my motion.

 

The figure is a colossal waste of money from EQC and Chapman Tripp.  Of course, Chapman Tripp and its parasitical lawyers are intentionally churning legal bills ...

Day Three: super Farmers’ Market, wetland rehabilitation & one of my favourite projects EVER

Day Three: super Farmers’ Market, wetland rehabilitation & one of my favourite projects EVER

Thursday, 22 August 2013 5:23 p.m. by GapFiller

The fantastic Santa Monica Farmers’ Market is near the beach and has I would guess, 80+ stalls that are set up across an intersection right in the thick of the main drag. Most of them are produce and it’s all local and sold by locals. That’s the deal. Berries, stone fruit, beans, rainbow coloured tomatoes, flowers, raw almonds, melons and more. It was full of people. We met the lady who runs the market – she’s an employee of Santa Monica city and told us that a rece ...

Confidentiality breach legal costs

Confidentiality breach legal costs

Thursday, 22 August 2013 1:46 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Port Hills housing announcement very close

Port Hills housing announcement very close

Thursday, 22 August 2013 1:10 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Temple Guardians

Temple Guardians

Thursday, 22 August 2013 12:56 p.m. by TempleforChCh

We need volunteers to act as “Temple Guardians” during the time it is open to the public (Sep 1st – 14th). In this role, you act as the caretaker of both the Temple and its participants; ensuring the safety of the site and providing information and support to those who require it. This is a very important role, as you are the public face of the Temple, and we need Guardians to be present on-site at all times. No experience required, all you need is some spare time and a friendl ...

A third of owners query quake repairs

A third of owners query quake repairs

Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

More than a third of Christchurch homeowners are unhappy with their earthquake repairs, a survey has found.

A third of owners query quake repairs

A third of owners query quake repairs

Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:49 a.m. by MediaThePress

More than a third of Christchurch homeowners are unhappy with their earthquake repairs, a survey has found.

No right turn from Fitzgerald northbound into Avonside Drive from 26 August

No right turn from Fitzgerald northbound into Avonside Drive from 26 August

Thursday, 22 August 2013 9:57 a.m. by Transport4chch

Lane closures will be in place between Armagh and Kilmore Street northbound on Fitzgerald Avenue from Monday 26 August. There will be no right turn from Fitzgerald northbound onto Avonside Drive. The work is expected to take approximately two weeks, …

Fiordland tsunami: 22 August 2003

Fiordland tsunami: 22 August 2003

Thursday, 22 August 2013 9:18 a.m. by GovtEQC

Chch ready for future disaster

Chch ready for future disaster

Thursday, 22 August 2013 1:16 a.m. by MediaStuff

After almost three years of routinely leaping to doorframes and cowering under desks, it is no surprise Canterbury residents are significantly more prepared for an emergency than the rest of the country.

Port Hills announcement very close

Port Hills announcement 'very close'

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 10:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

A long-awaited Port Hills land-zoning review is "very close" to being announced, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) says.

Spectrum Print in permanent new Chch home

Spectrum Print in permanent new Chch home

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 10:44 p.m. by PRNews

Spectrum Print has announced it will open the doors of its new production facility on 2nd September, ending a two and a half year period without a plant after being displaced by the February 2011 earthquake.

Day Two: Junk towers, Girls in Tech, Kayaking on the LA River and more

Day Two: Junk towers, Girls in Tech, Kayaking on the LA River and more

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 7:44 p.m. by GapFiller

Funnily enough it was hot again today and my voice is getting better. I sound a bit croaky now, rather than hoarse/pained. First thing, we headed to the Watts Tower and Watts Housing project in East LA – a traditionally mixed area full of African Americans, Latinos, Polish and more. An Italian immigrant called Simon [...]

Chch pipers claim world title

Chch pipers claim world title

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 6:22 p.m. by Media3News

A Christchurch secondary school has beaten the Scottish at their own game.

Day 912 - Waltham Youth Trust joins the co-op

Day 912 - Waltham Youth Trust joins the co-op

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 5:20 p.m. by addingtonaction

Waltham Youth Trust
276 Wilsons Road, Waltham
Co-op inquiries Ravi
Wednesdays 11.30am - 1.30pm
Open to anyone

Celebrate older people

Celebrate older people

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 3:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Papanui High School, Langdons Road, Papanui. Time: September 30 9:30 am till 2:30pm Description: Age Concern Canterbury is holding a Positive Ageing Expo to celebrate International Day of Older Persons in late September. For further information, please contact Age …

Fracking and earthquakes

Fracking and earthquakes

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 3:35 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

From the website Science Daily (here). How Shale Fracking Led to an Ohio Town's First 100 Earthquakes Aug. 19, 2013 — Since records began in 1776, the people of Youngstown, Ohio had never experienced an earthquake. However, from January 2011, 109 tremors were recorded and new research in Geophysical Research-Solid Earth reveals how this may be the result of shale fracking. In December 2010,

CANTERBURY RECOVERY UPDATE 20 August 2013

CANTERBURY RECOVERY UPDATE 20 August 2013

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 2:42 p.m. by IAGinsurance Featured Popular

Update on rebuild business page here: 

Suncorp more than triples NZ profit

Suncorp more than triples NZ profit

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 1:49 p.m. by Media3News