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CBD – Available Routes Map 22nd August – 29th August

CBD – Available Routes Map 22nd August – 29th August

Friday, 22 August 2014 10:55 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Please click here to download the network map - Available Routes Map    

CBD – Available Routes Map 29th August – 1st September

CBD – Available Routes Map 29th August – 1st September

Friday, 22 August 2014 10:55 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Please click here to download the network map - Available Routes Map    

Christchurch restaurants, bars and cafes nearing pre-earthquake levels

Christchurch restaurants, bars and cafes nearing pre-earthquake levels

Friday, 22 August 2014 10:07 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Christchurch nightlife including restaurants, bars and cafes are nearing pre-earthquake levels as the rebuild and path to recovery continues to gain momentum, University of Canterbury business researcher Associate Professor Sussie Morrish says.

New Christchurch Head Office for Kathmandu in CBD Innovation Precinct

New Christchurch Head Office for Kathmandu in CBD Innovation Precinct

Friday, 22 August 2014 9:02 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Kathmandu

Cathedral wars heating up

Cathedral wars heating up

Friday, 22 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A group opposing the Christ Church Cathedral demolition has launched a public relations offensive to convince Kiwis the landmark is not ruined.

Cathedral wars heat up

Cathedral wars heat up

Friday, 22 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A group opposing the Christ Church Cathedral demolition has launched a public relations offensive to convince Kiwis the landmark is not ruined.

CTV News - Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

CTV News - Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Thursday, 21 August 2014 8:50 p.m. by MediaCTV

Kathmandu joins innovation precinct

Kathmandu joins innovation precinct

Thursday, 21 August 2014 4:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Kiwi retail giant Kathmandu has announced a $20 million new headquarters in the inner-city innovation precinct.

A city treasury of visual culture

A city treasury of visual culture

Thursday, 21 August 2014 12:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Quake payout doubles Skellerup profits

Quake payout doubles Skellerup profits

Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:47 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Canterbury earthquake insurance settlement has more than doubled Skellerup Holdings' net profit for the year to June 30.

Shaking off my fear of quakes

Shaking off my fear of quakes

Thursday, 21 August 2014 9:31 a.m. by MediaStuff

Main Road, Mt Pleasant – closure from Mon 25 August

Main Road, Mt Pleasant – closure from Mon 25 August

Thursday, 21 August 2014 8:06 a.m. by Transport4chch

Main Road, Mt Pleasant (near the moa cave) will be closed again from Monday 25 August for the new wastewater pressure main to be tested and commissioned. 

Waiting game for at-risk claimants

Waiting game for at-risk claimants

Thursday, 21 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Nearly 6000 vulnerable Earthquake Commission and insurance customers are still waiting for a resolution to their claims.

CTV News - Super Dave

CTV News - Super Dave

Thursday, 21 August 2014 1:16 a.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - New Brighton Roundabout

CTV News - New Brighton Roundabout

Thursday, 21 August 2014 1:00 a.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Windflow

CTV News - Windflow

Thursday, 21 August 2014 12:49 a.m. by MediaCTV

Final piece of historic clock tower restored

Final piece of historic clock tower restored

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 5:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The final piece of Christchurch's historic Victoria Clock Tower has been restored three-and-a-half years after it was damaged in the February 2011 earthquake.

New MHAPS activities update!

New MHAPS activities update!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 5:00 p.m. by AnxietySupport

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QEII site gets nod for $30m sports centre

QEII site gets nod for $30m sports centre

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 3:57 p.m. by MediaStuff

Queen Elizabeth II stadium could become the site for a $30.5 million recreation and sport centre in Christchurch.

Community to recommend location for Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Community to recommend location for Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 3:32 p.m. by GovtCCC

A community advisory group formed to consider a site for a new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre in north east Christchurch has finalised its recommendations for a preferred site for the facility.

Breakdown of SCIRT Projects in Burwood Pegasus Ward up to August 2014

Breakdown of SCIRT Projects in Burwood Pegasus Ward up to August 2014

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 3:08 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Here is a list of all the projects by SCIRT in the Burwood Pegasus Ward up to August 2014. To date a total of $512,256,735.00 has been spent in the area on the infrastructure work complete. 

Victor Zayas: Californian Engineer

Victor Zayas: Californian Engineer

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 12:05 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Californian and world-renowned engineer Victor Zayas talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about his company Earthquake Protection Systems and what they are doing to support a number of building in the city.

Barnaby Bennett: Once In a Lifetime

Barnaby Bennett: Once In a Lifetime

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 11:15 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Co-Author of the book Once In a Lifetime, Barnaby Bennett talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the book being released during the WORD Festival here in Christchurch 27-30th August.

Belfast business park groundwork under way

Belfast business park groundwork under way

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 9:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

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Lawyer critical of Judith Collins

Lawyer critical of Judith Collins

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 8:13 a.m. by MediaThePress

Justice Minister Judith Collins has been criticised for naming a lane outside Christchurch's new justice precinct after a friend.

Rebuilding stronger, safer, smarter

Rebuilding stronger, safer, smarter

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 7:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch has a first-class opportunity to lead the world in earthquake-resistant design - by building back stronger, safer and smarter.

Law Society furious with Judith Collins

Law Society furious with Judith Collins

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Justice Minister Judith Collins has been criticised for naming a lane outside Christchurch's new justice precinct after a friend.

CTV News Tuesday 19 August

CTV News Tuesday 19 August

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 7:11 p.m. by MediaCTV

More to Govt accounts than meets the eye

More to Govt accounts than meets the eye

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 6:25 p.m. by Media3News

 

Videos to cheer up quake-weary Cantabrians

Videos to cheer up quake-weary Cantabrians

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Videos aim to cheer up quake-weary Cantabrians

Videos aim to cheer up quake-weary Cantabrians

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Keyes Road Roundabout – New Brighton – Closed for road reconstruction

Keyes Road Roundabout – New Brighton – Closed for road reconstruction

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 1:32 p.m. by Transport4chch

The Keyes Road roundabout at New Brighton will be closed from tomorrow, Wednesday 20 August for approximately three weeks for road reconstruction work. The road closure will be in place from 7am. Access to the roundabout will be closed from …

Keyes Road Roundabout – New Brighton – Closed for road reconstruction from Wed 20 Aug

Keyes Road Roundabout – New Brighton – Closed for road reconstruction from Wed 20 Aug

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 1:32 p.m. by Transport4chch

The Keyes Road roundabout at New Brighton will be closed from tomorrow, Wednesday 20 August for approximately three weeks for road reconstruction work. The closures will be in place from 7am. Access to the roundabout will be closed from the …

Cathedral advocates appalled at comparisons

Cathedral advocates 'appalled' at comparisons

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 12:58 p.m. by MediaStuff

A call by the world's most senior Anglican bishop for Christchurch to stop clinging to the past has been criticised by those fighting to save the city's earthquake-damaged cathedral.

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works Restrictions – 20 Aug

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works Restrictions – 20 Aug

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 12:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

The New Zealand Transport Agency will be undertaking essential maintenance works  in the Lyttelton Tunnel between the hours of 8pm and 6am for one day on: 20 August The night-time works will place restrictions on traffic flows through the tunnel, and …

Southern Response Contract signing

Southern Response Contract signing

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 9:23 a.m. by SouthernResponse

What can you expect at your Southern Response contract signing?

Infrastructure report: Recovery on track, says CEO

Infrastructure report: Recovery on track, says CEO

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 7:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Growing impatience characterised the mood in Christchurch earlier this year, with business leaders and the public growing increasingly frustrated at the lack of progress within the central city.

Infrastructure report: Housing realism after the quakes

Infrastructure report: Housing realism after the quakes

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 7:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch City Council is poised to form a company to enter the affordable housing market and shake up the provision of social housing services in the earthquake-damaged city.After Housing NZ, the council is the country's second...

Infrastructure report: Planning processes under the spotlight

Infrastructure report: Planning processes under the spotlight

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 7:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

The rebuild of Christchurch has put public planning and procurement processes under the spotlight. With creative methods of delivery and new approaches to financing becoming more common, marrying infrastructure development with long...

Infrastructure report: Filling in the doughnut

Infrastructure report: Filling in the doughnut

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 7:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Following the Christchurch earthquakes, substantial numbers of CBD businesses relocated to the peripheral suburbs while the Red Zone cordon remained in effect, sparking concerns that the slow pace would render it a "doughnut city".

Infrastructure report: The opportunities of a lifetime

Infrastructure report: The opportunities of a lifetime

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 7:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

For Craig Price it has been all about dealing with the consequences and effects of the earthquakes while striving to draw positives for the city of Christchurch."We're not looking past the tragedy. 

Infrastructure report: Life returns to the Four Avenues

Infrastructure report: Life returns to the Four Avenues

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 7:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Much of Christchurch's initial remedial works took place on the outskirts of the city as the Scirt rebuild team prioritised getting residents back in their homes and restoring vital services such as sewerage.

Infrastructure report: Theres no raw prawn here, mate

Infrastructure report: There's no 'raw prawn' here, mate

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 7:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey was blunt in his assessment of the opportunities afforded to Australian construction firms in the Christchurch Rebuild when he visited the city last month."I don't think 'Canterbury first' is going...

Lynched Monday 18 August - Antony Gough

Lynched Monday 18 August - Antony Gough

Monday, 18 August 2014 8:57 p.m. by ChrisLynch

Grant from the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal UK

Grant from the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal UK

Monday, 18 August 2014 3:39 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Bus detours Rookwood Ave – from Wed 20 August

Bus detours Rookwood Ave – from Wed 20 August

Monday, 18 August 2014 11:21 a.m. by Transport4chch

Rookwood Ave - Route: Metrostar From Wednesday 20 August until further notice all buses will detour​ away from Rookwood Ave while road works are carried out. Buses travelling towards The Palms will detour off Keyes Rd onto Dennitt St, Baker St, …

Patience needed to change an insurers view

Patience needed to change an insurer's view

Monday, 18 August 2014 10:47 a.m. by MediaStuff

Rebuild offers a self-reinvention

Rebuild offers a self-reinvention

Monday, 18 August 2014 8:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

Colombo/Armagh intersection – from 18th August

Colombo/Armagh intersection – from 18th August

Monday, 18 August 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from the 18th August: Colombo Street will be northbound only between Gloucester and Armagh Street. Southbound on Colombo Street will be detoured via Cambridge Tce and Manchester Street. Alternative southbound routes: Durham Street and Manchester …

Hoteliers look at investment options

Hoteliers look at investment options

Sunday, 17 August 2014 1:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hoteliers are circling Christchurch and its planned new convention centre, some making decisions as to the best time to invest tens of millions in new accommodation.

The families Filipino workers leave behind

The families Filipino workers leave behind

Sunday, 17 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Manuelito Lavador drags a chair next to mine in the Christchurch construction company office.

Disneyfield river precinct underwhelms

'Disneyfield' river precinct underwhelms

Saturday, 16 August 2014 1:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

It must be galling to be giving away $100 million of public money and finding folk so apparently underwhelmed.

Hotel, lodge targets budget market

Hotel, lodge targets budget market

Saturday, 16 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A multimillion-dollar 52-room hotel and 96-bed backpacker lodge is planned for central Christchurch.

Chinese investors poised to help rebuild our city

Chinese investors poised to help rebuild our city

Saturday, 16 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A large wave of Chinese investment is headed for Christchurch, as billion-dollar entities do deals with locals to be part of the rebuild.

City needs visitor strategy

City needs 'visitor strategy'

Saturday, 16 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch lacks a visitor strategy and things for tourists to do, the city's port and airport chiefs say.

CTV News Friday 15 August

CTV News Friday 15 August

Friday, 15 August 2014 7:49 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch art takes to the streets

Christchurch art takes to the streets

Friday, 15 August 2014 5:16 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch Art Gallery has sprawled into the city Where there was once buildings, there are now murals, sculptures and paintings.

Update: Traffic signals out Buckleys/Linwood/Aldwins – drive with care

Update: Traffic signals out Buckleys/Linwood/Aldwins – drive with care

Friday, 15 August 2014 4:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

A crash this morning at the intersection of Buckleys/Linwood/Aldwins damaged the traffic signals. The traffic signals are out as a result and may not be repaired for some time. A temporary roundabout will be set up with single lane approaches …

Central City – from Monday 18th August

Central City – from Monday 18th August

Friday, 15 August 2014 2:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

New: Durham Street - down to one lane from Salisbury to Kilmore Street.   Antigua Street one way northbound only between Moorhouse Ave and St Asaph Street. Armagh Street westbound only between Barbadoes Street and Madras Street. Madras Street down to one lane from Tuam Street …