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UC reopens remediated and renamed Registry (Matariki) building

UC reopens remediated and renamed Registry (Matariki) building

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 12:39 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

UC staff are moving back into the fully-remediated Registry building, which has been renamed Matariki.

Community Committee talks heritage

Community Committee talks heritage

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:05 a.m. by GovtCCC

The Christchurch City Council’s Community Committee met today and considered a number of items including:  

Principals past get on with their lives

Principals past get on with their lives

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 9:23 a.m. by MediaStuff

Building places to soothe the spirit

Building places to soothe the spirit

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 9:10 a.m. by MediaThePress

More than three years after the big quakes, people are still not keen to go back into town. Some have never returned.

Serious Fraud Office probing rebuild fraud

Serious Fraud Office probing rebuild fraud

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has confirmed it is investigating three separate cases of alleged rebuild-related fraud in Christchurch.

Council holds out on church repair bid

Council holds out on church repair bid

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors are holding off giving the Anglican Church a grant to fix an old school building until they get more information about what its plans are for the other historic buildings it owns, including the Cathedral.

Rangiora Farmers Demolition

Rangiora Farmers Demolition

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 5:33 p.m. by MediaCTV

Who should pay for community centres?

Who should pay for community centres?

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 4:09 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council funding is not in good shape for the rebuild, or so we have been told, with a $900 million shortfall. 

East shaping up as ‘an amazing giant waterpark’

East shaping up as ‘an amazing giant waterpark’

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 12:56 p.m. by EasternVision Popular

The eastern suburbs could become ‘an amazing giant waterpark playground’, says Rev Peter Beck one of the people behind Eastern Vision’s EVO::SPACE website.

THEMES:  – When Panic Attacks!!!!!!!

THEMES: – When Panic Attacks!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 12:21 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday August 27th 2014: Angie Spencer, CDHB Anxiety Disorders Service

Red-zone fires treated as suspicious

Red-zone fires treated as suspicious

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 9:56 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Fire Service is treating two fires at red-zoned properties in Christchurch as suspicious.

Greens propose Christchurch transport overhaul

Greens propose Christchurch transport overhaul

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 9:38 a.m. by Media3News

The Green Party has proposed a massive $462M overhaul of Christchurch's transport infrastructure.

88 house checks and still waiting

88 house checks and still waiting

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Four years and 88 house assessments since the September 2010 earthquake, Gavin Johnstone is still fighting to have his Mairehau home repaired.

Phillipstown School Update

Phillipstown School Update

Monday, 11 August 2014 9:40 p.m. by MediaCTV

Lynched - Garry Moore - Monday 11 August

Lynched - Garry Moore - Monday 11 August

Monday, 11 August 2014 8:56 p.m. by ChrisLynch

What makes a community centre?

What makes a community centre?

Monday, 11 August 2014 8:23 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Is a building with rooms for hire to community groups a ‘community centre’? 

CTV News   Monday 11 August

CTV News Monday 11 August

Monday, 11 August 2014 6:56 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch Quantity Surveyor Warns Homeowners to Beware

Christchurch Quantity Surveyor Warns Homeowners to Beware

Monday, 11 August 2014 4:27 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch Quantity Surveyor Warns Homeowners to Beware

EQConnects - August 2014

EQConnects - August 2014

Monday, 11 August 2014 4:15 p.m. by GovtEQC

Proposed design concepts for Transport Projects approved for consultation

Proposed design concepts for Transport Projects approved for consultation

Monday, 11 August 2014 3:23 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council’s Earthquake Recovery Committee of the Whole today endorsed proposed concept designs for two transport projects and gave the go-ahead to start public engagement on them.

Want to dream up a creative, kid’s workshop with Gap Filler support?

Want to dream up a creative, kid’s workshop with Gap Filler support?

Monday, 11 August 2014 3:22 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler is creating an opportunity for an artist to design and host a family-friendly workshop for young people aged between 10-14 years.  

Graffiti Art Home - CTV News 08/08/14

Graffiti Art Home - CTV News 08/08/14

Monday, 11 August 2014 12:46 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Construction begins on merged Lyttelton Primary School

Construction begins on merged Lyttelton Primary School

Monday, 11 August 2014 8:58 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Govt creatively accounting for rebuild

Govt 'creatively accounting' for rebuild

Monday, 11 August 2014 8:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

NZ First leader Winston Peters has accused the Government of deceit on the cost of the Christchurch rebuild and on foreign land ownership.

Fake engineer worked on Queensland projects

Fake engineer worked on Queensland projects

Sunday, 10 August 2014 8:23 a.m. by MediaStuff

Engineering projects across Queensland have had to be reassessed after a fake engineer, who worked on the CTV building that collapsed in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, worked on them using a fake name and qualifications.

Experts want to save the cathedral

Experts want to save the cathedral

Saturday, 9 August 2014 2:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christ Church Cathedral is the emblem of the city it stands in but its future looks bleak. A restoration expert, an architect and an architectural historian tell that it is too valuable to be demolished.

Magnitude 3.8 quake near Christchurch

Magnitude 3.8 quake near Christchurch

Saturday, 9 August 2014 11:09 a.m. by Media3News

A magnitude 3.8 quake has been recorded near Christchurch.

Amputees dream walk

Amputee's dream walk

Saturday, 9 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Double amputee Stacey Herbert still dreams of walking down the aisle.

Double amputee dreams of walking down the aisle

Double amputee dreams of walking down the aisle

Saturday, 9 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Double amputee Stacey Herbert still dreams of walking down the aisle.

Builders face a litany of complaints

Builders face a litany of complaints

Saturday, 9 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Poor workmanship, broken promises, constantly changing staff, unpaid bills and lack of progress on new builds.

Centre precincts $500m price tag queried

Centre precinct's $500m price tag queried

Saturday, 9 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government will fund and own Christchurch's new convention centre, with private partners taking care of the surrounding precinct.

Defeated Cantabrian take a stand

Defeated Cantabrian take a stand

Friday, 8 August 2014 6:26 p.m. by Media3News

After bumping into the Prime Minister, Paulette Barr decided she needed to tell him her endless wait for her quake damaged home.

CTV NEWS WEEK IN REVIEW - Saturday 9th August

CTV NEWS WEEK IN REVIEW - Saturday 9th August

Friday, 8 August 2014 6:09 p.m. by MediaCTV

Bus detours 10th/11th August

Bus detours 10th/11th August

Friday, 8 August 2014 4:33 p.m. by Transport4chch

SUNDAY 10 AUGUST Road: Garlands Rd Route : 23 Hyde Park / Woolston Info: ​On Sunday night from 7pm onwards all buses travelling towards Woolston will detour away from Garlands Rd while road works are carried out. Buses will detour …

Outside the CBD – from Monday 11th August

Outside the CBD – from Monday 11th August

Friday, 8 August 2014 3:55 p.m. by Transport4chch

New Brighton Road – reopened to two-way traffic this week near the Avondale Bridge. Avonside Drive – closed between Stanmore Road and Linwood Ave. Linwood Ave – lane closed on Linwood Ave between Kidbrooke St and Dyers Road. The left-turning slip …

Stranges Lane opens in central city

Stranges Lane opens in central city

Friday, 8 August 2014 3:16 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Stranges Lane and its three new restaurants opened early this morning without a hitch - despite hail on the tables.�

Central City – from Monday 11th August

Central City – from Monday 11th August

Friday, 8 August 2014 2:49 p.m. by Transport4chch

New: Colombo Street – northbound only between Gloucester Street and Manchester Street.   Antigua Street one way northbound only between Moorhouse Ave and Halkett Street. Armagh Street westbound only between Barbadoes Street and Madras Street. Madras Street down to one lane from …

CBD – Available Routes Map 8th August – 16th August

CBD – Available Routes Map 8th August – 16th August

Friday, 8 August 2014 1:40 p.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    

Air Force Museum venue recognised in Canterbury Awards finals

Air Force Museum venue recognised in Canterbury Awards finals

Friday, 8 August 2014 11:04 a.m. by PRNews

Air Force Museum, together with its partner Vbase, has been recognised as a Tourism/Hospitality Finalist in the 2014 Champion Canterbury Business Awards.

Convention centre will cost $500 million

Convention centre will cost $500 million

Friday, 8 August 2014 10:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

Taxpayers will contribute $284 million to the Christchurch Convention Centre due to open in 2017.

Convention Centre good news for tourism

Convention Centre good news for tourism

Friday, 8 August 2014 9:06 a.m. by TourismChCh

Website Map Changes

Website Map Changes

Friday, 8 August 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Recently changes were made to the TransportforChristchurch website map to show only road works, road closures, events and incidents if they: Are on a strategic route* and Have or are likely to have an impact on road users’ journeys (e.g. delays, …

Tired of waiting - Paulettes plea to the PM

'Tired of waiting' - Paulette's plea to the PM

Friday, 8 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Paulette Barr could see no end to wearing coats and beanies inside her cold, quake-damaged home, so she took her case to Prime Minister John Key.

Council Consents

Council Consents

Friday, 8 August 2014 12:06 a.m. by MediaCTV

Canvas public engagement

Canvas public engagement

Thursday, 7 August 2014 11:55 p.m. by MediaCTV

Republic New Brighton

Republic New Brighton

Thursday, 7 August 2014 11:52 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch Convention Centre

Christchurch Convention Centre

Thursday, 7 August 2014 11:44 p.m. by MediaCTV

Eden NZ – iconic new proposal announced for the east

Eden NZ – iconic new proposal announced for the east

Thursday, 7 August 2014 6:37 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

A new iconic scheme for the recovery of the east has been announced and made available for public comment on EVO::SPACE.

Access to buildings is a human right, says monitoring group

Access to buildings is a human right, says monitoring group

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:52 p.m. by HumanRightsComm Recommended

Convention Centre Precinct announcement

Convention Centre Precinct announcement

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:37 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The preferred developer and operator for Christchurch’s new Convention Centre Precinct have been announced.

Convention centre plans unveiled

Convention centre plans unveiled

Thursday, 7 August 2014 2:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plenary Conventions, Ngai Tahu Property and Christchurch's Carter Group will design and build the convention centre, the Government has announced today.�

Convention Centre developer and operator revealed

Convention Centre developer and operator revealed

Thursday, 7 August 2014 2:08 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Chris Lynch speaks to Sir Bob Jones

Chris Lynch speaks to Sir Bob Jones

Thursday, 7 August 2014 12:49 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch speaks to Sir Bob Jones about his new book, "No Punches Pulled"

Tearful woman confronts John Key

Tearful woman confronts John Key

Thursday, 7 August 2014 12:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

A tearful Paulette Barr approached the Prime Minister John Key at Westfield Mall in Riccarton this morning, pleading for help in a cold, liquefaction-hammered home, with no skirting boards.

Forsyth Barr to become a hotel

Forsyth Barr to become a hotel

Thursday, 7 August 2014 10:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's tallest office tower has been sold and will become a major hotel.

Other recent research resulting from the Christchurch Earthquakes – including public policy, infrastructure, organizational resilience etc.

Other recent research resulting from the Christchurch Earthquakes – including public policy, infrastructure, organizational resilience etc.

Thursday, 7 August 2014 10:31 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

I am regularly asked whether I have details of the latest papers for various disciplines relating to the Christchurch earthquakes. Here are the latest related references. A big thank you to all of those of you who keep me abreast of …