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October 24: The Transitional City Audio Tour take 2

October 24: The Transitional City Audio Tour take 2

Thursday, 24 October 2013 5:19 p.m. by GapFiller

The Transitional City Audio Tour is back again after being reworked to accommodate changes to the ever-evolving city! Coordinated by Gap Filler co-founder Ryan Reynolds, this project offers locals and visitors to the city alike the opportunity to explore part of what was once the CBD on foot, linking selected sites, buildings and landmarks – both […]

Oct 24: The Transitional City Audio Tour take 2

Oct 24: The Transitional City Audio Tour take 2

Thursday, 24 October 2013 5:19 p.m. by GapFiller

The Transitional City Audio Tour is back again after being reworked to accommodate changes to the ever-evolving city. Coordinated by Gap Filler co-founder Ryan Reynolds, this project offers locals and visitors to the city alike the opportunity to explore part of what was once the CBD on foot, linking selected sites, buildings and landmarks – both […]

The Transitional City Audio Tour take 2

The Transitional City Audio Tour take 2

Thursday, 24 October 2013 5:19 p.m. by GapFiller

The Transitional City Audio Tour is back again after being reworked in August/Spetember to accommodate changes to the ever-evolving city. Coordinated by Gap Filler co-founder Ryan Reynolds, this project offers locals and visitors to the city alike the opportunity to explore part of what was once the CBD on foot, linking selected sites, buildings and landmarks […]

Oct 2014: The Transitional City Audio Tour – Take 2

Oct 2014: The Transitional City Audio Tour – Take 2

Thursday, 24 October 2013 5:19 p.m. by GapFiller

Coordinated by Gap Filler co-founder Ryan Reynolds, this project offers locals and visitors to the city alike the opportunity to explore part of what was once the CBD on foot. The tour links selected sites, buildings and landmarks – both notable and obscure – into a trail that takes participants from Gap Filler’s Commons around […]

Oct 2013: The Transitional City Audio Tour – Take 2

Oct 2013: The Transitional City Audio Tour – Take 2

Thursday, 24 October 2013 5:19 p.m. by GapFiller

Coordinated by Gap Filler co-founder Ryan Reynolds, this project offers locals and visitors to the city alike the opportunity to explore part of what was once the CBD on foot. The tour links selected sites, buildings and landmarks – both notable and obscure – into a trail that takes participants from Gap Filler’s Commons around […]

Time-lapse drive in the red zone

Time-lapse drive in the red zone

Thursday, 24 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Where possums party on the roof

Where possums party on the roof

Thursday, 24 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Burwood couple Patricia and George Cope have watched their neighbourhood disappear around them.

Take a flight over the red zone

Take a flight over the red zone

Thursday, 24 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Broken homes maybe pushed off cliff

Broken homes maybe pushed off cliff

Thursday, 24 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Homes in the Port Hills could be swept off a cliff if they are too dangerous to demolish.

Every red zone property mapped

Every red zone property mapped

Thursday, 24 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Demolition odometer of progress

Demolition 'odometer' of progress

Thursday, 24 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Check out our interactive graphic showing the odometer of progress on red zone demolitions.

Demolition progress charted

Demolition progress charted

Thursday, 24 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Red zone demolition behind schedule

Red zone demolition behind schedule

Thursday, 24 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Broken homes may be pushed off cliff

Broken homes may be pushed off cliff

Thursday, 24 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Homes in the Port Hills could be swept off a cliff if they are too dangerous to demolish.

Day 975 - Addington Action AGM

Day 975 - Addington Action AGM

Thursday, 24 October 2013 3:11 p.m. by addingtonaction

Addington Action
Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 30th October 2013
5pm-5.30pm

Followed by:

October General Meeting
5.30-6.30pm

188 Strickland St, Sydenham
( ChCh Sth Community Gardens Resource Centre)

All interested parties welcome

Day 975 - new website for CSFVC

Day 975 - new website for CSFVC

Thursday, 24 October 2013 2:39 p.m. by addingtonaction

The new website for the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC) is



The previous web page about the fruit & veggie co-op on the Addington Action website now redirects people to the CSFVC website.

CRASH – Johns Road now open again as at 12.45pm 24.10.13

CRASH – Johns Road now open again as at 12.45pm 24.10.13

Thursday, 24 October 2013 12:43 p.m. by Transport4chch

Johns Road has now been reopened following an earlier crash.

CRASH – Diversions in place at Johns Rd/Main Nth Rd and Johns Rd/Gardiners Rd – crash on Johns Rd

CRASH – Diversions in place at Johns Rd/Main Nth Rd and Johns Rd/Gardiners Rd – crash on Johns Rd

Thursday, 24 October 2013 11:43 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Police have reported the following:  “Canterbury – Johns Rd, Christchurch” At about 10.24am on 24/10/13 a crash occurred on Johns Rd (SH1), Christchurch between a heavy goods vehicle and a car. An occupant of the car is being treated for …

Minister: consents progress excellent

Minister: consents progress excellent

Thursday, 24 October 2013 11:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

Local Government Minister Chris Tremain is confident the Christchurch City Council is on track to regain its accreditation to issue building consents.

Manchester Street Southbound closure from Bealey Avenue from this afternoon (24/10/13)

Manchester Street Southbound closure from Bealey Avenue from this afternoon (24/10/13)

Thursday, 24 October 2013 11:15 a.m. by Transport4chch

Manchester Street will be closed to southbound road users at Aberdeen Street from this afternoon (24/10/13). Southbound road users on Manchester Street north of Bealey Avenue are advised to use an alternative route south such as Durham Street or Barbadoes …

Manchester Street Southbound closure – south of Bealey Avenue from this afternoon (24/10/13)

Manchester Street Southbound closure – south of Bealey Avenue from this afternoon (24/10/13)

Thursday, 24 October 2013 11:15 a.m. by Transport4chch

Manchester Street will be closed to southbound road users at Aberdeen Street from this afternoon (24/10/13). Southbound road users on Manchester Street north of Bealey Avenue are advised to use an alternative route south such as Durham Street or Barbadoes …

Manchester Street Southbound closure – south of Bealey Avenue from 24/10/13

Manchester Street Southbound closure – south of Bealey Avenue from 24/10/13

Thursday, 24 October 2013 11:15 a.m. by Transport4chch

Manchester Street will be closed to southbound road users at Aberdeen Street from 24/10/13. Southbound road users on Manchester Street north of Bealey Avenue are advised to use an alternative route south such as Durham Street or Barbadoes Street. Westbound …

Road closures – Cathedral Square from Friday 13 Oct for 3 days – Festa – Canterbury Tales event

Road closures – Cathedral Square from Friday 13 Oct for 3 days – Festa – Canterbury Tales event

Thursday, 24 October 2013 11:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

The following road closures will be in place from Friday 25th October until Sunday 27th October each day from 4pm to 1am for the Festa-Canterbury Tales event to be held in Cathedral Square. Oxford Terrace between Lichfield Street to north …

Gloucester Street between Montreal and Durham – NOW westbound only (as at 24.10.13)

Gloucester Street between Montreal and Durham – NOW westbound only (as at 24.10.13)

Thursday, 24 October 2013 7:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Gloucester Street between Montreal and Durham Streets is now restricted to westbound traffic as Stage Two of works gets underway. Westbound road users from Durham Street will be advised to use Hereford Street to access Montreal Street. Signs will direct …

Accidents take toll on rebuild

Accidents take toll on rebuild

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 11:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's construction industry is still racking up a staggering number of serious workplace accidents and fatalities, despite having a rebuild-specific health and safety charter.

Oct 22: Sound Garden

Oct 22: Sound Garden

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 8:53 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Let’s make some music! Gap Filler along with local creatives Gaby Montejo, Jason Ware, Tim McGurk and Trent Hiles have created a variety of musical instruments from recovered and re-appropriated materials. Called Sound Garden. It shares the corner of Gloucester and Colombo Street (formerly Mum’s 24 restaurant) with a Greening the Rubble Project. The instruments […]

Sound Garden

Sound Garden

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 8:53 p.m. by GapFiller

Let’s make some music! Gap Filler along with local creatives Gaby Montejo, Jason Ware, Tim McGurk and Trent Hiles have created a variety of musical instruments from recovered and re-appropriated materials. Called Sound Garden. It shares the corner of Gloucester and Colombo Street (formerly Mum’s 24 restaurant) with a Greening the Rubble Project. The instruments […]

Oct 2013: Sound Garden

Oct 2013: Sound Garden

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 8:53 p.m. by GapFiller

Sound Garden is a project which invites the public to create spontaneous music from improvised instruments. The music is intended to contrast with the demolition noise-scape of current Christchurch. Gap Filler, along with local creatives Gaby Montejo, Jason Ware, Tim McGurk and Trent Hiles have created a variety of musical instruments from recovered and re-appropriated […]

Oct 2014: Sound Garden

Oct 2014: Sound Garden

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 8:53 p.m. by GapFiller

Sound Garden is a project which invites the public to create spontaneous music from improvised instruments. The music is intended to contrast with the demolition noise-scape of current Christchurch. Gap Filler, along with local creatives Gaby Montejo, Jason Ware, Tim McGurk and Trent Hiles have created a variety of musical instruments from recovered and re-appropriated […]

Sleep, sleep…… elusive sleep……..!

Sleep, sleep…… elusive sleep……..!

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 6:26 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Tuesday November 5th: Dr. Alex Bartle, The Sleepwell Clinic For those of us who struggle to get a good night’s sleep (and for some it seems we never do) a restful and full night’s sleep is an ideal of bliss!  Dr. Alex Bartle is one of New Zealand’s leading authorities on sleep and how to...

Govt appeals ruling over Christchurch land

Govt appeals ruling over Christchurch land

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 6:11 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Government says if it offered to pay owners of uninsured or vacant land in Christchurch a full rateable value, it would set an unfair precedent.

Communicating Well, When You’re Anxious………

Communicating Well, When You’re Anxious………

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 5:35 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Tuesday December 3rd, Clem McGrath, Life Coach Associates   When we’re anxious we may need to communicate our experience and our needs to others to ensure we get services and support.  This includes our need to communicate well with those of our friends, family and whanau who support us and who we support.  Just when...

Anxiety and Mental Illness

Anxiety and Mental Illness

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 5:27 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday November 20th:- The Registrar, Anxiety Disorders Service, CDHB Anxiety can be a significant mental health issues in its own right, especially for those whose anxiety is high, chronic or both.  Anxiety is frequently ‘comorbid’ with other mental illnesses, depression is a good example.  Managing or treating a specific anxiety can be exacting enough...

Sumner cinema cleared to open for festival

Sumner cinema cleared to open for festival

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sumner's Hollywood Cinema has been cleared to run its international film festival after overcoming safety concerns.

Sumner cinema cleared to open for festival

Sumner cinema cleared to open for festival

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Sumner's Hollywood Cinema has been cleared to run its international film festival after overcoming safety concerns.



Day 974 - CSFVC crate returns

Day 974 - CSFVC crate returns

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 2:50 p.m. by addingtonaction

Truck driver Ricky from Canterbury Freight now comes every Wednesday to pickup the pallets and empty crates from the CSFVC packing centre to return them for a credit. At the moment it is around 12.30pm but it is hoped it may be possible at 11am so someone from the co-op can be around to sign the returns docket.




Breathe  – The Urban Village project

Breathe – The Urban Village project

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 2:23 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

Assets Sale Referendum Meeting

Assets Sale Referendum Meeting

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 2:03 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Port Hills Electorate MP, Hon Ruth Dyson will speak to a public meeting convened by the Coastal Hills Cluster regarding the upcoming referendum on Asset Sales on Wednesday, 30th October, […]

Draft Main Road Master Plan

Draft Main Road Master Plan

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 12:30 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Draft Main Road Master Plan available for public comment This week Christchurch City Council released the Draft Main Road Master Plan for public comment. The Plan has been prepared to […]

Quake outcast appeal heard

Quake outcast appeal heard

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 4:58 a.m. by MediaStuff

An offer to buy uninsured properties and empty sections in Christchurch's residential red zone at half the land valuation does not breach human rights, the Court of Appeal has been told.

Yeoman and Newbury developing at full speed

Yeoman and Newbury developing at full speed

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 1:42 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch property developers Miles Yeoman and Craig Newbury have been busy since the earthquakes.

New Zealand/Italian alliance wins competition to design urban village for Christchurch

New Zealand/Italian alliance wins competition to design urban village for Christchurch

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 8:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

A partnership between a dynamic young Christchurch building company and an award-winning Italian architecture firm has been named as the winner of the Breathe – New Urban Village design competition. 

Futuristic technology wins urban design competition

Futuristic technology wins urban design competition

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 6:05 p.m. by Media3News

A futuristic building design has been unveiled in Christchurch, which features foundations that can be pumped up with air after an earthquake.

Oct 22: New project alert – Sound Garden and RAD Bikes launch this week

Oct 22: New project alert – Sound Garden and RAD Bikes launch this week

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 5:19 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler is bringing music and bikes back to the city with two new Summer projects launching on Gloucester Street this week – RAD Bikes and Sound Garden.     RAD (Recycle A Dunger) Bikes in collaboration with ICECycles  (Inner City East Cycles), is a community bike shed located at 165 Gloucester Street for the […]

New project alert – Sound Garden and RAD Bikes launch this week

New project alert – Sound Garden and RAD Bikes launch this week

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 5:19 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler is bringing music and bikes back to the city with two new Summer projects launching on Gloucester Street this week – RAD Bikes and Sound Garden.   RAD (Recycle A Dunger) Bikes in collaboration with ICECycles  (Inner City East Cycles), is a community bike shed located at 165 Gloucester Street for the 2013/14 […]

Architects needed for Chch rebuild

Architects needed for Chch rebuild

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 4:14 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Skilled and experienced Architects are needed in New Zealand as the commercial rebuild in Christchurch is expected to be in full swing in 6 to 12 months, says recruiting experts Hays Architecture in New Zealand.

Heal Christchurch Event Sat 9 – Sun 10 November 2013

Heal Christchurch Event Sat 9 – Sun 10 November 2013

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 4:02 p.m. by HealChristchurch Featured Popular

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Timber confirmed as the best - NZTIF

Timber confirmed as the best - NZTIF

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 3:45 p.m. by PRNews

The New Zealand Timber Industry Federation (NZTIF) has welcomed confirmation that timber is the best construction material for coping with New Zealand’s seismic conditions.

Research reduces earthquake strengthening costs for schools

Research reduces earthquake strengthening costs for schools

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 3:35 p.m. by GovtMOE Popular

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says ground-breaking research released today by the Ministry of Education has found timber-framed classrooms are extremely resilient to earthquakes.

Breathe urban village winning design presentation

Breathe urban village winning design presentation

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 2:18 p.m. by GovtCCDU

Presentation of illustrations and visualisations of the winning design by Anselmi Attiani Associated Architects in the global competition to design an urban village for Christchurch, New Zealand.

Breathe urban village winning design fly-throughs

Breathe urban village winning design fly-throughs

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 2:16 p.m. by GovtCCDU

Fly-through visualisations of the winning design by Anselmi Attiani Associated Architects in the global competition to design an urban village for Christchurch, New Zealand.

UC makes breakthrough in green-planted roof research

UC makes breakthrough in green-planted roof research

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 1:10 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Draft Main Road Master Plan available for public comment

Draft Main Road Master Plan available for public comment

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 1:08 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured

Christchurch City Council today released the Draft Main Road Master Plan for public comment. The Plan has been prepared to support the recovery and rebuild of the Main Road corridor from Ferrymead Bridge to Marriner Street in Sumner in response to the damage caused by the earthquakes.

Cathedral rebuild would mean digging deep

Cathedral rebuild would mean digging deep

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 11:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

Deep foundations will be needed if the Christchurch Catholic Cathedral is rebuilt on its present site, church officials say.

McCloud cheers on progress

McCloud cheers on progress

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 11:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

Do not get bogged down in building design because it is what goes on in between the structures that matters, British designer Kevin McCloud says.

Christchurch could rival Melbourne

Christchurch could rival Melbourne

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 11:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

Do not get bogged down in building design because it is what goes on in between the structures that matters, British designer Kevin McCloud says.

Canterbury health board gets $320m quake payout

Canterbury health board gets $320m quake payout

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 10:10 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Canterbury District Health Board is prioritising where to spend its record insurance payout for earthquake damage.

Concerns after left-field church proposal rejected

Concerns after 'left-field' church proposal rejected

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 9:46 a.m. by Media3News

Ian Taylor says the Anglican Church didn't seem interested in discussing the "living cathedral" idea, let alone consider it.

Red zone resident ready to build, but land uncertainty remains

Red zone resident ready to build, but land uncertainty remains

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 7:36 a.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Italian firm designs urban village for Chch

Italian firm designs urban village for Chch

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 4:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

An urban village designed by a team of Italian architects is being held up as the new face of central city living in Christchurch.