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Precinct one out of the box

Precinct one out of the box

Thursday, 10 October 2013 9:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Who said boxy architecture was dull?

Christchurch school celebrates legal victory

Christchurch school celebrates legal victory

Thursday, 10 October 2013 7:50 p.m. by MediaHerald

A tiny Christchurch school that today won a David vs Goliath legal battle against a government-forced closure is hosting a victory party tonight.Education Minister Hekia Parata's decision to close Phillipstown School as part of...

Notes from meeting with Helen Trappitt – Structural Engineer

Notes from meeting with Helen Trappitt – Structural Engineer

Thursday, 10 October 2013 6:36 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Please see here for the notes from Monday’s  Cup of Tea by the Sea event where Stuctural engineer Helen Trappitt talked us about rebuilding on the hill.  Notes

Minister makes fixing quake damaged land easier

Minister makes fixing quake damaged land easier

Thursday, 10 October 2013 4:49 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Earthquake Recovery Minister has used his special legislative powers to make it easier for people to repair earthquake-damaged land.

Lane reduction on Madras Street between Kilmore St to Bealey Ave next week

Lane reduction on Madras Street between Kilmore St to Bealey Ave next week

Thursday, 10 October 2013 3:53 p.m. by Transport4chch

Madras Street between Kilmore Street and Bealey Avenue will be reduced to one lane for wastewater works from next week (14.10.13). Work will start at Kilmore Street and head north towards Bealey Avenue. Road users should expect some delays at …

Minister to carefully review Phillipstown School decision

Minister to carefully review Phillipstown School decision

Thursday, 10 October 2013 3:20 p.m. by GovtMOE Popular

Education Minister Hekia Parata says she will review carefully the outcome of the judicial review brought by Phillipstown School.

Special amendments will speed up land repairs

Special amendments will speed up land repairs

Thursday, 10 October 2013 3:10 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Resource consents streamlined under new rules

Resource consents streamlined under new rules

Thursday, 10 October 2013 3:08 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

North Parade at Shirley Road/New Brighton Road intersection – lane reductions

North Parade at Shirley Road/New Brighton Road intersection – lane reductions

Thursday, 10 October 2013 2:59 p.m. by Transport4chch

Works on North Parade between Shirley Road and Banks Avenue to install a new wastewater main start next week (14.10.13) The southbound lane on North Parade will be closed, however,  two-way traffic will be maintained with lane shifts to the …

New Brighton Road – detour for east bound road users approaching Avondale Bridge

New Brighton Road – detour for east bound road users approaching Avondale Bridge

Thursday, 10 October 2013 2:49 p.m. by Transport4chch

New Brighton Rd road users may experience additional delays at peak periods over the next couple of months as further works get underway. Ongoing works on the Avondale Bridge will see a one way system in place for westbound traffic …

Motorists warned of possible delays along the Western Corridor

Motorists warned of possible delays along the Western Corridor

Thursday, 10 October 2013 2:27 p.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are being warned of possible delays along State Highway 1, from Belfast to Hornby, in the next few weeks with a number of road layout changes as part of the work building the four-lane Western Corridor. The Western Corridor …

Christchurch school closure ruled unlawful

Christchurch school closure ruled unlawful

Thursday, 10 October 2013 2:07 p.m. by MediaHerald

Education Minister Hekia Parata's decision to close Phillipstown School in Christchurch was unlawful, a High Court judge has ruled.In a decision out today, the school has won the first battle in its bid to stay open.Justice John...

Urban Design finalists can soon breathe easy

Urban Design finalists can soon breathe easy

Thursday, 10 October 2013 1:59 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Kevin McCloud, popular host of the UK TV series Grand Designs, is coming to Christchurch for the announcement of the winner of Breathe – New Urban Village competition on 22 October.

Can You Control Your Emotions of Fear?

Can You Control Your Emotions of Fear?

Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:08 a.m. by DebDonnell

What Are the Emotions of Fear? For many survivors of disasters like the Christchurch Earthquakes, we have developed new emotions of fear. The first step to overcoming these sometimes paralysing and debilitating fear is to understand exactly what fear is. Fears can be broken down into two types. The first type is environmental fears, while […]

ANZ opens in Christchurch rebuild zone

ANZ opens in Christchurch rebuild zone

Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:00 a.m. by Media3News

This morning ANZ became the first bank to reopen a branch in the Christchurch rebuild zone.

Consent fees to be reviewed

Consent fees to be reviewed

Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

Changes to the cost of obtaining building consents are on the cards as a government fix-it man continues his overhaul of the Christchurch City Council's troubled consenting operation.

Village for workers in Madras St

Village for workers in Madras St

Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new 200-room camp is the latest in a series of worker villages earmarked for Christchurch.

Victoria Street/Montreal Street intersection – night time closures from next week

Victoria Street/Montreal Street intersection – night time closures from next week

Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:02 a.m. by Transport4chch

Works at the Victoria Street and Montreal Street intersection will include road closures nightly for wastewater works starting Tuesday 15th October for approximately three weeks. The closures will be in place from approximately 8pm until 6.30am. Victoria Street – no …

Durham Street – lane reductions from Bealey Avenue- expect delays

Durham Street – lane reductions from Bealey Avenue- expect delays

Thursday, 10 October 2013 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised additional lane reductions will occur on Durham Street just south of Bealey Avenue from later this week (as at 10.10.13) for works taking place at the intersection of Durham and Salisbury Streets. We suggest road users …

First bank reopens in rebuild zone

First bank reopens in rebuild zone

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 9:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

ANZ has become the first bank to reopen in central Christchurch since the quakes.

First bank reopens in central city

First bank reopens in central city

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 9:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

ANZ has become the first bank to reopen in central Christchurch since the quakes.

W is for Water

W is for Water

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 8:17 p.m. by andreac414

Water is something I am passionate about protecting… From beginning my political career with a deputation to council to ban fracking… Which was then unanimously adopted… to following with interest the sewerage into the rivers issue… I plan to work hard to ensure that Christchurch and Canterbury continue to look after one of its most […]

The Lay of the Land

The Lay of the Land

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 4:53 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Day 960 - Addington Action head resigns

Day 960 - Addington Action head resigns

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 3:57 p.m. by addingtonaction


9/10/2013

By Anna Turner
The head of an earthquake recovery group helping fix uninsured homes has resigned amid a lengthy battle over a building consent.

For more than 900 days, Mike Peters has been the driving force behind the Addington Action group, helping repair quake-damaged homes for people with no insurance.

Peters and the group have helped more than 500 households since it was formed the day after the February 22, 2011, quake and recently expanded into providi ...

Bridge Street bridge – reminder regarding vehicle weight/length restrictions

Bridge Street bridge – reminder regarding vehicle weight/length restrictions

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 3:41 p.m. by Transport4chch

Press release courtesy of SCIRT South Brighton’s Bridge St bridge recently regained its two-way traffic function after almost a year as an exit only route from the beach. The temporary access structures or abutments at each end restrict the weight …

Heathcote Bridge to remain open this weekend

Heathcote Bridge to remain open this weekend

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 3:17 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users will be pleased to learn the Heathcote Bridge will remain open this weekend, 12/13 October 2013. The work schedule being undertaken by SCIRT delivery team Downer, is being reconsidered. Progress is going ahead quickly and it is likely …

Day 960 - Co-op takes further steps

Day 960 - Co-op takes further steps

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 3:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

At last nights' meeting, an initial group put their hands up to take on responsibilities from Mike who will provide training and work along side them while they get the hang of it. More people came forward at todays 9am co-op packing team meeting.








Insurers win appeal over quake standards

Insurers win appeal over quake standards

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 1:52 p.m. by Media3News

A legal bid which could have forced Christchurch building owners to strengthen their buildings against earthquake damage beyond current legal requirements has failed.

SCIRT Works on the Causeway

SCIRT Works on the Causeway

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 1:08 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Next big link for Sumner: Ferrymead bridge to McCormacks Bay causeway SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan crews will be finishing off the causeway repairs over the next three weeks before moving along [...]

Banks Avenue – One day road closure 10 October

Banks Avenue – One day road closure 10 October

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 11:25 a.m. by Transport4chch

Banks Avenue will be closed for one day on Thursday 10 October 2013, to effect emergency repairs to the cobbles in the street. The works will be completed in stages however traffic will be unable to travel through the sections …

Government chips in for City Mall project

Government chips in for City Mall project

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 10:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's hotly disputed City Mall block looks likely to be developed by individual landowners, with the Government chipping in to tie everything together.

Appeal on building strengthening quashed

Appeal on building strengthening quashed

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 11:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council did not have the power to ask property owners to strengthen existing buildings up to 67 per cent of the national building standard, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Appeal on building strengthening quashed

Appeal on building strengthening quashed

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 11:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council did not have the power to ask property owners to strengthen existing buildings up to 67 per cent of the national building standard, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

New roles in Christchurch consents department shakeup

New roles in Christchurch consents department shakeup

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 10:10 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Christchurch City Council has announced plans to cut 20 jobs and create 32 new ones in a major shakeup of its building consents department.

Day 959 - emergency meeting held by CSFVC

Day 959 - emergency meeting held by CSFVC

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 10:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Earlier tonight an emergency meeting was held by the Christchurch South Fruit and Veggie Co-op (CSFVC) in the wake of the announced impending resignation of Mike Peters. 16 of the 20 distribution centres were able to send voting representatives at very short notice.

The meeting was called and organised by Teresa Bassett (Tennyson St)

The meeting started at 7.20pm at the Sydenham Community Centre.

The meeting was chaired by Brian Roberts (Tennyson St)

The distribution ...

Appeal Court finds in favour of Insurance Council

Appeal Court finds in favour of Insurance Council

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 8:30 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Media Release: NZ Insurance Council

V is for Value

V is for Value

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 4:01 p.m. by andreac414

We hear in the news today that up to 20 managerial positions at Christchurch City Council will be axed in order to reduce and remove the silo effect that has been created during the last 6 years. This brings up the idea of Value – are you the Ratepayers getting value for your hard earned […]

Major step forward for Council building consent processes

Major step forward for Council building consent processes

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 3:41 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Proposed changes to the structure of the Council’s building control functions are designed to meet demand for building consents and see the Council regain and retain IANZ accreditation.

Johns Road – reduction to lanes between Sawyers Arms Rd & Harewood Road- expect delays

Johns Road – reduction to lanes between Sawyers Arms Rd & Harewood Road- expect delays

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 3:07 p.m. by Transport4chch

Johns Road, between Sawyers Arms Road and Memorial Ave is down to one lane north and south between  Harewood Road and Sawyers Arms for central median works. Road users should expect delays due to reduced capacity in the area.  

BLENHEIM ROAD – LANE REDUCTION eastbound Clarence St to Mandeville St over weekend of 12/13 October

BLENHEIM ROAD – LANE REDUCTION eastbound Clarence St to Mandeville St over weekend of 12/13 October

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 2:57 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that Blenheim Road between Clarence Street and Mandeville Street will be reduced to one lane eastbound from 6am Saturday 12 October 2013 until 6am Monday 14th October. Essential inspection works on a main service supply have …

Executive sees rebuild potential

Executive sees rebuild potential

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 11:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

A government-led design strategy is needed to inspire developers in the Christchurch rebuild, an international structural engineer says.

Council managers may lose jobs

Council managers may lose jobs

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 2:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

Twenty Christchurch City Council managers are at risk of losing their jobs as the fall-out from the council's consenting crisis continues.

Accommodating NGOs in Rebuilt Christchurch

Accommodating NGOs in Rebuilt Christchurch

Monday, 7 October 2013 11:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular




Voting in local elections closes soon

Voting in local elections closes soon

Monday, 7 October 2013 10:58 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

If you haven’t already voted get the papers in the mail by Wednesday to enable it to reach its destination.

Lets integrate grey and green

Let's integrate 'grey' and 'green'

Monday, 7 October 2013 7:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

U is for Understanding

U is for Understanding

Monday, 7 October 2013 6:53 p.m. by andreac414

New Lyttelton Tunnel Control Building begins to take shape

New Lyttelton Tunnel Control Building begins to take shape

Monday, 7 October 2013 4:35 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The new Lyttelton Tunnel Control Building is beginning to take shape, with the foundations laid and construction of the basement walls nearing completion.

Insurance firm disputes $1.2m claim for house

Insurance firm disputes $1.2m claim for house

Monday, 7 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

An insurance company changed its mind to pay out a red-zoned couple for the rebuild of their home after a dispute over the amount offered, a court has heard.

SCIRT – Traffic Update from the 7 October

SCIRT – Traffic Update from the 7 October

Monday, 7 October 2013 3:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

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

Quake to redraw boundaries in Christchurch

Quake to redraw boundaries in Christchurch

Monday, 7 October 2013 11:30 a.m. by Media3News

Census figures released today show how Christchurch has been re-organised following the quakes.

Gilberthorpes Road is CLOSED from Roberts Road to Waterloo Road

Gilberthorpes Road is CLOSED from Roberts Road to Waterloo Road

Monday, 7 October 2013 11:26 a.m. by Transport4chch

Gilberthorpes Road is closed from Roberts Road to Waterloo Road due to an accident. Orion are fixing the power cables and the duration of the closure is currently unknown.

Stanmore Road, Avonside – southbound closure between Haast St & Avonside Dr this week, 7.10.13

Stanmore Road, Avonside – southbound closure between Haast St & Avonside Dr this week, 7.10.13

Monday, 7 October 2013 11:20 a.m. by Transport4chch

Stanmore Road Works – Detour in Place as part of initial stage of works Work begins 7 October  on Stanmore Road to install a new waste water system. The work, between Avonside Drive and Gloucester Street will be done in …

STRESS IN THE WORKPLACE: – ABC TV interview about ‘The Elephant in the Boardroom’

STRESS IN THE WORKPLACE: – ABC TV interview about ‘The Elephant in the Boardroom’

Monday, 7 October 2013 11:04 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

In Australia 26% of GP visits are for mental health issues,  mostly anxiety and depression, yet in six years of medical school trainee doctors receive very little focus on this subject.  The statistics are likely to be very similar here in New Zealand. This video clip of and interview with Graham Cowan discusses a study...

Lessons Learnt. A report on EQC’s response to the Canterbury earthquakes.

Lessons Learnt. A report on EQC’s response to the Canterbury earthquakes.

Monday, 7 October 2013 8:57 a.m. by GovtEQC Recommended Popular

Highly critical report on EQC calls for law change

Highly critical report on EQC calls for law change

Monday, 7 October 2013 5:37 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Red-zone couple battle rebuild bill

Red-zone couple battle rebuild bill

Monday, 7 October 2013 1:57 a.m. by MediaStuff

An insurance company changed its mind to pay out a red-zoned couple for the rebuild of their home after a dispute over the amount offered, a court has heard.

Red-zone couple battle rebuild bill

Red-zone couple battle rebuild bill

Monday, 7 October 2013 1:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

An insurance company changed its mind to pay out a red-zoned couple for the rebuild of their home after a dispute over the amount offered, a court has heard.