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Canterbury consents hit new high

Canterbury consents hit new high

Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:56 a.m. by PRNews

In September, the Canterbury region consented the highest number of new dwellings in 37 years, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Spring River Festival – this weekend

Spring River Festival – this weekend

Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:46 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The festival promises something for all ages and is organised by Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON), the group advocating for the Avon River red zone to become a river park and reserve.

Central Library Tuam Closes

Central Library Tuam Closes

Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:29 a.m. by GovtCCC

Central Library Tuam will issue its last book on Friday 1 November when it closes to make way for the new Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.

St Albans Pool Group – AGM

St Albans Pool Group – AGM

Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:16 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

St Albans Pool group has their AGM this Saturday at 10am at Abberley Park. Come along and hear about the progress we have made over the past year including the lodging of our Resource Consent with the CCC.

Kiwi engineering common sense means big savings for project

Kiwi engineering common sense 'means big savings for project'

Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:07 a.m. by PRNews

As foundation work begins on the new entertainment and office complex The Terrace, in Christchurch, simple Kiwi engineering common sense from Aurecon has meant significant savings in time and money, and reassurance for the developer that the complex is going to be safe.

CTV News item on Ground Improvement Trials

CTV News item on Ground Improvement Trials

Thursday, 31 October 2013 10:43 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

New home consents hit all-time high

New home consents hit all-time high

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury building consents have hit an all-time record with 599 new homes given approval in September.

Day 981 - Addington Action 2013 AGM Minutes

Day 981 - Addington Action 2013 AGM Minutes

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Addington Action 2013 AGM
5pm Wednesday 30 October
188 Strickland St, Sydenham, Christchurch



The meeting started at 5pm


Janet Alderton, Dawne Burns, Louis Couperus, Louise Deane, Paulette Dempsey, Dianne Fitzgerald, Karen Foster, Gretchen Kane, Blair Kenton, Bonny Le Grice, Elaine Mayo, Jo Mclean, Phil Nussbaumer, Mike Peters, Florence Preston.


Teresa Bassett, Cherylan Davies, Marina Mcfarlane, Karolin Potter, Tracy Peters, Di Robertson, Jay Sepie, Tim ...

New Christchurch transport plan praised

New Christchurch transport plan praised

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 7:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's new transport has met with approval from politicians and advocates, winning praise for having taken on board pleas from residents.

Reduced speed limit for Christchurchs inner city

Reduced speed limit for Christchurch's inner city

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 6:52 p.m. by MediaHerald

New transport plans for Christchurch reveal the inner city will have a reduced speed limit and a "people-focused environment'' once rebuilt.

4.2 quake rattles Christchurch

4.2 quake rattles Christchurch

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 6:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

A "strong" magnitude 4.2 quake shake struck Christchurch in the early hours this morning.

An Accessible City - Transport chapter finalised, 30 October 2013

An Accessible City - Transport chapter finalised, 30 October 2013

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 5:13 p.m. by GovtCCDU

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says reducing the speed limits of Christchurch’s inner-most streets will provide for a more people-focused environment in the redeveloped city.

Causeway re-opens and other news

Causeway re-opens and other news

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 4:54 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Port Hills Electorate MP, Hon Ruth Dyson, will speak to the public regarding the upcoming referendum on Asset Sales  

Christchurch transport plan released

Christchurch transport plan released

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 4:27 p.m. by Media3News

Cyclists and pedestrians will get right of way under a new transport plan for Christchurch.

Inner city Christchurch transport plan released

Inner city Christchurch transport plan released

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 4:22 p.m. by GovtCera

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says reducing the speed limits of Christchurch’s inner-most streets will provide for a more people-focused environment in the redeveloped city.

Inner city Christchurch transport plan released

Inner city Christchurch transport plan released

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 4:21 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Amazing Place City Project competition winners function 29 October 2013  - Part 2

Amazing Place City Project competition winners function 29 October 2013 - Part 2

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 2:58 p.m. by GovtCCDU

Presentations and announcements of the winners in the Amazing Place City Project competition for years 7 to 13.

Amazing Place City Project competition winners function 29 October 2013 - Part 1

Amazing Place City Project competition winners function 29 October 2013 - Part 1

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 1:39 p.m. by GovtCCDU

Presentations and announcements of the winners in the Amazing Place City Project competition for years 7 to 13.

Tandem Studios to live stream Chch council meetings

Tandem Studios to live stream Chch council meetings

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 12:30 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch-based company Tandem Studios has begun live online streaming of the newly-elected Christchurch City Council’s meetings.

Amazing Place Year 11 Winner - The Core

Amazing Place Year 11 Winner - The Core

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:26 a.m. by GovtCCDU

Performing Arts Centre by Tim Hansen, Niall Stewart, Alan Homes, Peter Monopoli, Daniel Price and Milan Vicar of Burnside High School.

Amazing Place Year 10 Winner - Seismograph

Amazing Place Year 10 Winner - Seismograph

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:26 a.m. by GovtCCDU

Earthquake memorial by Megan Wilson and Emma Cormack of Mairehau High School.

Amazing Place Year 10 Runner Up - The Heart

Amazing Place Year 10 Runner Up - The Heart

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:26 a.m. by GovtCCDU

The Square by Kevin Peng, Matthew Brunt, Elsa Hegarty and Nathan James of Burnside High.

Amazing Place Year 9 Winner - Flower Corridor

Amazing Place Year 9 Winner - Flower Corridor

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:26 a.m. by GovtCCDU

Flower Corridor by Arlia Shurr, Bridget Craig, Charlotte Berry, Christina Wensley, Laura Cullen and Marina Vivas of Christchurch Girls' High School.

Amazing Place Year 9 Runner Up - Square Up

Amazing Place Year 9 Runner Up - Square Up

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:26 a.m. by GovtCCDU

Public Space by Ysobel Maindonald, Katie-Rose Schuyt, Greer Williams, Rosie Kelly and Phoebe Milne of Christchurch Girls' High School.

Amazing Place Year 7 Winner - LKL Green Construction

Amazing Place Year 7 Winner - LKL Green Construction

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:10 a.m. by GovtCCDU

Recreation Centre by Lydia O’Callaghan, Katie Morison and Lila Madden of Christchurch South Intermediate.

Amazing Place Year 8 Winner first equal - EKO design

Amazing Place Year 8 Winner first equal - EKO design

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:10 a.m. by GovtCCDU

East Frame by Keegan Chin, Owen Wong and Ethel Shen of Cobham Intermediate.

Amazing Place Year 8 Winner first equal - Skittles

Amazing Place Year 8 Winner first equal - Skittles

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:10 a.m. by GovtCCDU

Retail Precinct by Crystal Rudman, Jessica Baigent, Ashlee Clark-Nevard and Tayla Prouting of Freeville School.

Amazing Place Year 8 Winner first equal - Flower Power

Amazing Place Year 8 Winner first equal - Flower Power

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:10 a.m. by GovtCCDU

Cultural Centre by Andrew Simpson, Matthew Hegarty, Nathan Holt and Thomas Mullions of Christchurch South Intermediate.

Amazing Place Year 7 Runner Up - Te Ita Taparepare

Amazing Place Year 7 Runner Up - Te Ita Taparepare

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:10 a.m. by GovtCCDU

East Frame by Mia Harrison and Nina Noble of Christchurch South Intermediate.

EQC works towards target for payments

EQC works towards target for payments

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 9:07 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Earthquake Commission says it's confident it will meet its deadline for settle most, if not all, of the Canterbury earthquake claims it had promised to resolve by the end of October.

Gloucester Street between Rolleston Ave and Durham Street- eastbound only

Gloucester Street between Rolleston Ave and Durham Street- eastbound only

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 7:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Gloucester Street between Montreal and Durham Streets is restricted to eastbound traffic from 1 November. Road users will be unable to turn left from Montreal Street into Gloucester Street. Westbound road users from Durham Street will be advised to use …

Transport plan for an accessible city

Transport plan for 'an accessible city'

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 3:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Pedestrians and cyclists will be made welcome in central Christchurch while vehicles will be restricted to 30kmh and a public transport will be streamlined, the Government's transport plan reveals.

More constructions workers in city

More constructions workers in city

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 1:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

As most Christchurch residents know from the many more vans, trucks and utes on the streets, the city has a few more construction industry workers than a year ago.

More construction workers in city

More construction workers in city

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 1:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

As most Christchurch residents know from the many more vans, trucks and utes on the streets, the city has a few more construction industry workers than a year ago.

Over-supply of office space expected

Over-supply of office space expected

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 9:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Smarten up shabby Colombo St

Smarten up shabby Colombo St

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 8:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Colombo St is widely viewed as Christchurch's main street, like Queen St in Auckland or Lambton Quay in Wellington.

Pace of Christchurch rebuild slowing

Pace of Christchurch rebuild slowing

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 8:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury economic activity is at a high level but the pace of growth in the earthquake-related rebuild has eased, a bank survey shows.

Fantastic opportunities for cafe owners in Christchurch

'Fantastic opportunities' for cafe owners in Christchurch

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 4:59 p.m. by PRNews Popular

After many Christchurch cafes were wiped out in the September 2010 and February 2011 earthquakes, it might have been slightly more challenging to find a good flat white or long black in the city. However, with redevelopment work progressing and insurance claims finally being processed, the cafe culture is once again getting back to full strength.

Final round of consultation for Catholic schools

Final round of consultation for Catholic schools

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 4:57 p.m. by PRNews

Following the earthquakes and the red-zoning of St Paul’s School, Dallington, the Bishop of Christchurch, Bishop Barry Jones, undertook two rounds of community consultation on a proposal to combine St Paul’s School and Our Lady of Fatima School to form a new school entity on the current site of Our Lady of Fatima School in Mairehau.

Letterboxes paint a picture of loss

Letterboxes paint a picture of loss

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Some are standing on an empty piece of land, others are lying on a pile of rubble.

New Christchurch social housing developments

New Christchurch social housing developments

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 3:00 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

Three new social housing developments in Christchurch totalling 51 homes and an investment of $17.3 million were announced today by Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.

“We have a real housing challenge in Christchurch with the loss of so many homes to the earthquakes and the increased demand from the expanded workforce to support the rebuild. This shortage is driving up house prices and rents. These new developments are about ensuring an increased supply of lower cost homes ...

Port Hills red zone offers

Port Hills red zone offers

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 1:13 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Gerry Brownlee 25 OCTOBER, 2013 Extension for Port Hills property owners Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the outcome of this week’s Quake Outcasts hearing in the Court of Appeal will determine how CERA should address issues identified in the Port Hills zoning review, but that may take some time. Given the delay, the 

Shirley Intermediate re-opens school pools

Shirley Intermediate re-opens school pools

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:35 a.m. by PRNews Popular

"A huge boost for the kids and our community."

New Christchurch social housing developments

New Christchurch social housing developments

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:33 a.m. by PRNews

Three new social housing developments in Christchurch totalling 51 homes and an investment of $17.3 million were announced today by Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.

Hereford Street between Cambridge Tce & Montreal St reduced to one way eastbound for one day Thursday 31 Oct

Hereford Street between Cambridge Tce & Montreal St reduced to one way eastbound for one day Thursday 31 Oct

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:18 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that Hereford Street between Cambridge Terrace and Montreal Street will be reduced to one way eastbound on Thursday 31 October 2013. Westbound road users on Cambridge Terrace should use Cashel Street as an alternative route west.

Govt has failed Chch insurance policy holders

Govt has 'failed Chch insurance policy holders'

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:18 a.m. by PRNews Popular

The situation faced by many insurance policy holders in Christchurch is a national disgrace because of the long delays in settling claims and rebuilding houses, says Earthquake Issues spokesperson Denis O’Rourke.

Housing concerns highlighted

Housing concerns highlighted

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:17 a.m. by PRNews Popular

A seminar held this week on housing has highlighted the serious unmet housing needs in Canterbury.

Maffeys Road update

Maffeys Road update

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:09 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Please find an update for Maffeys Road which came out in early October 131002-Maffeys Road-Retaining wall -Stage 2 – Work notice update

Christchurch celebrates Festival of Transitional Architecture

Christchurch celebrates Festival of Transitional Architecture

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 10:08 a.m. by Media3News

FESTA attracted thousands into the central city over Labour Weekend, showing how empty sites can be used to boost the city's recovery.

Right turn reinstated at Park Terrace from Harper Avenue

Right turn reinstated at Park Terrace from Harper Avenue

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

The turn phase for road users on Harper Avenue wishing to turn right into Park Terrace has been reinstated. This has resulted in a change in the signal phasing through this intersection. Road users should exercise caution as traffic conditions …

$2m for quake research

$2m for quake research

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 3:41 a.m. by MediaStuff

Almost $2 million will be funneled into earthquake research over three years across two New Zealand universities.

Quick fix possible for city bridge

Quick fix possible for city bridge

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 2:12 a.m. by MediaStuff

Fixing the Gloucester St bridge may not take as much time nor cost as much as originally thought.

Fight may not save McLeans Mansion

Fight may not save McLean's Mansion

Monday, 28 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

A historic Christchurch mansion earmarked for demolition despite a near two-year fight to save it was doomed by a report saying it was a significant collapse risk.

Christchurch Coastal Pathway on TV1 – Christchurch: From The Streets (Series 1 Episode 5).

Christchurch Coastal Pathway on TV1 – Christchurch: From The Streets (Series 1 Episode 5).

Monday, 28 October 2013 10:23 a.m. by CoastalPathway

On Sunday 27 Oct the Christchurch Coastal Pathway was on TV1′s Christchurch: From The Streets (Series 1 Episode 5).  See http://tvnz.co.nz/christchurch_from_the_streets/video. The Christchurch Coastal Pathway segment starts at just after 17 minutes. It is also accessible per TVNZ Ondemand website or various …

Expect delays Fitzgerald Avenue southern end – turn restrictions at St Asaph

Expect delays Fitzgerald Avenue southern end – turn restrictions at St Asaph

Monday, 28 October 2013 6:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Wastewater works on Fitzgerald Avenue will impact on road users’ journey routes and travel times from this week (28.10.13) and we suggest road users consider alternative routes where possible. Both northbound and southbound lanes at the southern end of Fitzgerald …

Is it reasonable to wait until 2016 for a repair?

Is it reasonable to wait until 2016 for a repair?

Sunday, 27 October 2013 11:14 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Do you have a legal question arising from how the earthquakes have affected you? Lane Neave partner Dr DUNCAN WEBB has agreed to be an "agony uncle" on how the law applies to certain situations.

EQC warns against unauthorised repairs

EQC warns against unauthorised repairs

Sunday, 27 October 2013 10:06 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Earthquake Commission says some unscrupulous tradesmen are persuading homeowners to get drain and sewer repairs done without prior authorisation, putting householders at risk of losing money.

Victorian-style The Tannery opens in Christchurch

Victorian-style The Tannery opens in Christchurch

Saturday, 26 October 2013 5:46 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A new shopping arcade has opened in Christchurch, filled with boutique shops, bars and high-end fashion.

Rebuild work builds prisoners futures

Rebuild work builds prisoners' futures

Saturday, 26 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

John Bryant tells Philip Matthews why he is helping Christchurch prisoners build houses.