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Mt Pleasant’s first new home since the quakes

Mt Pleasant’s first new home since the quakes

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 6:46 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Mt Pleasant’s first new home since the quakes

Mt Pleasant Events and News

Mt Pleasant Events and News

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 6:12 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

The Muriel has been officially unveiled! We are sorry if you couldn’t join us last Monday for the official unveiling of the ‘muriel’ as we call it – the wonderful [...]

Homes written off after Chch quake snapped up

Homes written off after Chch quake snapped up

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 5:13 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch auction rooms are being packed out with buyers looking to bag a bargain on uninsured and earthquake-damaged houses.

Parking squeeze in CBD worries developers

Parking squeeze in CBD worries developers

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A lack of car parking spaces in the inner-city could derail plans for a vibrant and compact city centre, property developers say.

Big costs in fixing damaged bridges

Big costs in fixing damaged bridges

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

There is no word yet on when Christchurch's historic Gloucester St bridge will re-open to traffic.

Compulsory Christchurch land deals start

Compulsory Christchurch land deals start

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has listed central Christchurch sites it intends to compulsorily acquire despite some landowners believing they were still in good faith negotiations.

Developer talks of desire to rebuild

Developer talks of desire to rebuild

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Property investor Stephen Collins has started work on his first new building since his PGC House in central Christchurch collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake with the loss of 18 lives.

Christchurch quakes more violent

Christchurch quakes more violent

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The quake that caused major damage in Christchurch in February 2011 was three times more violent than the Marlborough quake on August 16, GNS Science says.

PGC House owner talks of desire to rebuild

PGC House owner talks of desire to rebuild

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Property investor Stephen Collins has started work on his first new building since his PGC House in central Christchurch collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake with the loss of 18 lives.

Chch quake more violent than Marlborough tremor

Chch quake more violent than Marlborough tremor

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The quake that caused major damage in Christchurch in February 2011 was three times more violent than the Marlborough quake on August 16, GNS Science says.

Chch quake more violent than Marlboroughs

Chch quake more violent than Marlborough's

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The quake that caused major damage in Christchurch in February 2011 was three times more violent than the Marlborough quake on August 16, GNS Science says.

Time capsule buried under new Chch building

Time capsule buried under new Chch building

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 3:39 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

First compulsory acquisitions in Christchurch CBD

First compulsory acquisitions in Christchurch CBD

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 3:26 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

O is for Openness

O is for Openness

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 2:44 p.m. by andreac414 Popular

Urgent demolition of collapsed building ordered

Urgent demolition of collapsed building ordered

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 1:30 p.m. by Media3News

An urgent demolition order has been issued to the owners of the collapsed Copthorne Hotel in Christchurch.

 

The 10-storey hotel on Victoria Square suddenly pancaked during demolition on Saturday and just two sides of the building remain standing.

 

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) today issued the hotel's owners with a section ...

Be Active – Programmes for Term 4

Be Active – Programmes for Term 4

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 11:28 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

To find out about Sport Canterbury Be Active Programmes for Term 4 see here Be Active Chch 4 Programme Flyer v3

Offshore hunt for Chch Convention company

Offshore hunt for Chch Convention company

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 10:43 a.m. by Media3News

Five groups have been shortlisted to plan and develop the new Christchurch Convention Centre, and the government is now looking offshore for an operator to run it.

UPDATED – MAIN NORTH ROAD – EXPECT DELAYS

UPDATED – MAIN NORTH ROAD – EXPECT DELAYS

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 10:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users should expect delays on Main North Road at the Chaneys Road off-ramp this morning. Traffic management is in place as a result of a accident involving a truck. Expect delays in this area. Northbound traffic on Marshland Road …

International search for Convention Centre operator

International search for Convention Centre operator

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 10:22 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Crown moves to compulsorily acquire nine properties

Crown moves to compulsorily acquire nine properties

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Crown will use its post-earthquake powers to begin compulsorily acquiring properties in the eastern frame as part of the development of central Christchurch.

Crown compulsorily acquires nine properties

Crown compulsorily acquires nine properties

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 2:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Crown will use its post-earthquake powers to begin compulsorily acquiring properties in the eastern frame as part of the development of central Christchurch.

Canterbury crime 20 percent below pre-quake levels

Canterbury crime 20 percent below pre-quake levels

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 9:51 p.m. by PRNews

Recorded crime in the Canterbury Police District remains well below pre-earthquake levels, and is only slowly increasing from record low figures in the past two years.

Town Hall and Performing Arts Precinct news October 2013

Town Hall and Performing Arts Precinct news October 2013

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 9:47 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

 

Convention centre operator wanted

Convention centre operator wanted

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 9:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

The hunt is on for an operator for Christchurch's planned convention centre.

EQC & Insurance obligations

EQC & Insurance obligations

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 8:34 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Plea to insurers: honour your policies

Plea to insurers: honour your policies

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 8:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

What a difference friendly, personal, efficient service makes. How stressful and frustrating it is when you are battling a big organisation.

N is for New

N is for New

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 7:12 p.m. by andreac414

With the voting period half over the strong feeling among commentators is that Christchurch is on the cusp of New beginnings. With a New Mayor and many new Councillors, a new direction and many new buildings already being erected life has never before been so exciting. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to set the direction of the ward and embrace the New community spirit we have discovered in the ruins. I never once contemplated in my wildest dreams running for community board… the ...

Day 952 Mike Peters resigning from Addington Action

Day 952 Mike Peters resigning from Addington Action

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 3:53 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Mike Peters is to resign from all elected positions in Addington Action as of 30 September the date of the 2013 AGM.


Mike's elected roles in Addington Action are
Mike will be resuming full time work as a contract artist and working outside of Christchurch.

Job Card Tracking video tutorials

Job Card Tracking video tutorials

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 2:18 p.m. by avision

During the last few months we have been working hard to provide you with short video Tutorials that show you how to get the most out of your Job Card Tracking system.

Enable captions for guided instructions.

You can watch them all using or individually as required.

My Response to Duncan Webb’s article on the Gaps between EQC and insurance obligations

My Response to Duncan Webb’s article on the Gaps between EQC and insurance obligations

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 2:11 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

This blog uses as its base an article written by Duncan Webb on Stuff (see ). I wrote a comment on the bottom of his article which the Press would not print it so I will put it here.

Quake-damaged school given info, court told

Quake-damaged school given info, court told

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 11:01 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Officials from Christchurch's Phillipstown School were given vital information about their quake-damaged school, a court has heard, despite allegations they were kept in the dark.

 

Lawyers are embarking on a last-ditch battle in the High Court today to save the school from closure, fighting a Government decision for it to shut down and merge with nearby Woolston School.

 

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M is for Master Plan

M is for Master Plan

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 10:48 a.m. by andreac414

The New Brighton retail area has an opportunity like never seen before, gone is the heyday of weekend shopping dominance, but now is a chance to reinvent and build what we all want for our area.

Strong quake rocks Christchurch

Strong quake rocks Christchurch

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 10:24 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Stadium funding review proposed

Stadium funding review proposed

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 10:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

Renegotiating how much ratepayers pay for some of the Christchurch anchor projects will be one of Lianne Dalziel's first priorities if she wins the city's mayoralty.

Stadium a white elephant for city

Stadium a 'white elephant' for city

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 10:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

Renegotiating how much ratepayers pay for some of the Christchurch anchor projects will be one of Lianne Dalziel's first priorities if she wins the city's mayoralty.

Christchurch CBD lease arrangements

Christchurch CBD lease arrangements

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Rebuild bolsters job confidence in Canterbury

Rebuild bolsters job confidence in Canterbury

Monday, 30 September 2013 6:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

The latest employment confidence survey tells a tale of two cities, a struggling Wellington and a somewhat buoyant Christchurch.

Engineer: Copthorne collapse unpreventable

Engineer: Copthorne collapse unpreventable

Monday, 30 September 2013 6:28 p.m. by Media3News

It could be months before investigators work out why a Christchurch hotel collapsed during demolition on Saturday.

L is for Love

L is for Love

Monday, 30 September 2013 4:12 p.m. by andreac414

Despite all we have lost there is still much to love about the east… 

Tougher line to protect migrant workers

Tougher line to protect migrant workers

Monday, 30 September 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Reports of alleged migrant exploitation in Christchurch are being taken seriously with tougher penalties for taking advantage of vulnerable workers set to become law, the Government says.

Kiwi software helps coordinate Chch rebuild projects

Kiwi software helps coordinate Chch rebuild projects

Monday, 30 September 2013 2:43 p.m. by PRNews

With fast approaching deadlines for completing multiple rebuild projects, several companies involved in the rebuild are turning to ViisConnect a home-grown solution by Christchurch based iViis Ltd. that connects IT systems at insurance companies, claim processing agencies and building management / project management offices (PMOs).

Committee recommends to replace Scarborough pool

Committee recommends to replace Scarborough pool

Monday, 30 September 2013 2:40 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Council’s Community Recreation and Culture Committee yesterday received a verbal update from staff about the Scarborough Paddling Pool and has requested that an urgent report go to Council next week on indicative costs and timeframes to replace it.

Phillipstown School kept in the dark – lawyer

Phillipstown School kept in the dark – lawyer

Monday, 30 September 2013 2:13 p.m. by Media3News

Representatives from Christchurch's Phillipstown primary school were kept in the dark as the Government made the decision to shut them down.

Housing New Zealand Announces New Development for Inner City

Housing New Zealand Announces New Development for Inner City

Monday, 30 September 2013 12:48 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

It is great to see more people coming to live in the central city!!

Controlled blasting programme for ground improvement testing

Controlled blasting programme for ground improvement testing

Monday, 30 September 2013 12:41 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Christchurch school in court over closure

Christchurch school in court over closure

Monday, 30 September 2013 10:55 a.m. by MediaHerald

The "unlawful" decision to merge a Christchurch school will see 70 per cent of its pupils "scatter" to other city schools, a court heard today.

SCIRT – Traffic Update from the 30 September

SCIRT – Traffic Update from the 30 September

Monday, 30 September 2013 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Travis Road drivers – change to roundabout at Frosts Road/ QEII Travis Road drivers will need to make sure of their routes city-bound through North New Brighton and Burwood from Monday, 30 September. SCIRT work by Downer in the Frosts …

Chch school to battle closure in court

Chch school to battle closure in court

Monday, 30 September 2013 7:14 a.m. by Media3News

Phillipstown Primary School in Christchurch is seeking a judicial review of Education Minister Hekia Parata's decision to close and merge it.

Significant works – Frosts Road, Anzac Drive, Travis Road from 30.9.13

Significant works – Frosts Road, Anzac Drive, Travis Road from 30.9.13

Monday, 30 September 2013 6:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that significant work starts this week 30.9.13 reconstructing Frosts Road from the Anzac Drive/Frosts Road/Travis Road roundabout to Beach Road. This work is expected to be completed before Christmas. Delays are expected during peak hours and …

St Albans Centre Noticeboard becomes SCAPE artwork

St Albans Centre Noticeboard becomes SCAPE artwork

Sunday, 29 September 2013 10:40 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The phone number on the board is that used/paid for by the Centre/Residents Association. The old centre has gone but the Residents Association, which managed the centre, remains.

Day 950 - Mike, Mike, Mike and Fred

Day 950 - Mike, Mike, Mike and Fred

Sunday, 29 September 2013 8:44 p.m. by addingtonaction

Mike, Mike, Mike and Fred with a wee bit of help from Perla and friends shifted beds and bedding for some recently arrived migrant carpenters from the Philippine's who are working on the rebuild. And they gave a $50 donation to Addington Action.



Construction sites going hi-tech

Construction sites going hi-tech

Sunday, 29 September 2013 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cook Brothers Construction is taking a tech-based approach to the Christchurch rebuild, using apps on mobile devices to help get its team up to speed on projects like the "complicated" commercial build on Carlton Corner.

Chch family exposed to asbestos in home repair

Chch family exposed to asbestos in home repair

Sunday, 29 September 2013 6:37 p.m. by Media3News

A young Christchurch family is demanding answers after discovering they were exposed to asbestos when earthquake repair work was done on their home.

They say Fletcher Building and its contractors failed to follow guidelines and now Canterbury's top doctor is calling for a mandatory asbestos register.

It looks harmless, but a panel cut from the ceiling of a Christchurch house could be responsible for exposing up to ...

Chch residents fear further Copthorne collapse

Chch residents fear further Copthorne collapse

Sunday, 29 September 2013 6:13 p.m. by Media3News

Residents at the site of the Copthorne Hotel collapse were in fear if the remains of the building aren't taken down, the rest will topple.

Website offers new way for community groups to plan ahead

Website offers new way for community groups to plan ahead

Sunday, 29 September 2013 5:19 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

A multi-layered website showing the changes across Greater Christchurch will provide a raft of information including land use and zoning, transport routes, and population figures to help with future planning in the region.

Work stops after Chch hotel collapses

Work stops after Chch hotel collapses

Sunday, 29 September 2013 1:44 p.m. by Media3News

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is investigating after Christchurch's Copthorne Hotel partially collapsed during demolition work.
 


 

Explore the inner city

Explore the inner city

Sunday, 29 September 2013 10:42 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Grab your umbrella and walk around the inner city, or get on your bike. Cars are banned for the day (Sunday, September 29). This event was postponed from July.

Construction sites going hi-tech

Construction sites going hi-tech

Sunday, 29 September 2013 9:24 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cook Brothers Construction is taking a tech-based approach to the Christchurch rebuild, using apps on mobile devices to help get its team up to speed on projects like the "complicated" commercial build on Carlton Corner.