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Vision for the Crossing Unveiled

Vision for the Crossing Unveiled

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 7:47 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Carter Group

CTV News - 11th March 2015

CTV News - 11th March 2015

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 7:09 p.m. by MediaCTV

Demolition of Lichfield Street Carpark to begin

Demolition of Lichfield Street Carpark to begin

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 4:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council will begin demolishing Lichfield Street Carpark later this month.

Quake cuts healthy life short by 150 days

Quake cuts healthy life short by 150 days

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 3:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Each person in Canterbury lost 150 days of "healthy life" in the aftermath of the February earthquake, new research claims.

Memorial feedback open until Sunday

Memorial feedback open until Sunday

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 1:46 p.m. by GovtCera

Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Nicky Wagner says hundreds of people have given their opinion on the six short-listed Canterbury Earthquake Memorial designs and the public have until Sunday 15 March to provide further feedback.

Public Notice of Objection to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s intention to dispose of records and documentation – Guest post by WeCAN

Public Notice of Objection to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s intention to dispose of records and documentation – Guest post by WeCAN

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 1:08 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Just to let you know that this letter has been sent out today to: 1.TV1 News, Radio NZ, CTV News 2. His Excellency Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae GNZM, QSO Governor-General of New Zealand 3. The director, …

Margaret Mahy Family Playground main works soon to start

Margaret Mahy Family Playground main works soon to start

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 12:25 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Work on the Margaret Mahy Family Playground is about to step up a notch as the next stage of construction goes out to tender today.

Public Notice of Objection to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s intention to dispose of records and documentation.

Public Notice of Objection to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s intention to dispose of records and documentation.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 12:22 p.m. by WeCAN

On behalf of the people and communities of Christchurch, the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network (WeCan) are asking for an to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's (CERA) plan to dispose of any records, information or documentation pertaining to:

ROADWORKS: Park Tce Southbound Closure Monday 16th March

ROADWORKS: Park Tce Southbound Closure Monday 16th March

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 10:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from Monday 16th March Park Tce will be closed to southbound traffic from Bealey Ave to Kimore Street while stormwater repairs take place. 

ROADWORKS: Park Tce Southbound Closure March 16th – 28th

ROADWORKS: Park Tce Southbound Closure March 16th – 28th

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 10:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from Monday 16th March Park Tce will be closed to southbound traffic from Bealey Ave to Kimore Street while stormwater repairs take place. This is expected to be in place until the 28th March. Southbound …

Memorial feedback open until Sunday

Memorial feedback open until Sunday

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 9:18 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Gough family saved The Terrace

Gough family 'saved' The Terrace

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 7:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

Family support has saved Antony Gough's The Terrace development in central Christchurch.

JOBS builders We are on the lookout for workers

JOBS builders We are on the lookout for workers

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 8:43 p.m. by jasonjackSON

Builders - Tradesmen

CTV News Story - Christchurch City Council

CTV News Story - Christchurch City Council

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 6:59 p.m. by MediaCTV

Strengthening ground under Canterbury homes

Strengthening ground under Canterbury homes

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 5:24 p.m. by GovtEQC

Commuting by car in Christchurch continues to increase

Commuting by car in Christchurch continues to increase

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 5:20 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Statistics New Zealand

The Crossing: New $140m development in Christchurch

The Crossing: New $140m development in Christchurch

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 4:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Described as new heart for central Christchurch, a glossy $140 million precinct called The Crossing is the latest big development announced for the city.

Video: The Crossing $140m development in Christchurch

Video: The Crossing $140m development in Christchurch

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 4:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Described as new heart for central Christchurch, a glossy $140 million precinct called The Crossing is the latest big development announced for the city.

The truth will out
Surveyor General suggested changes to the boundary approach i...

The truth will out Surveyor General suggested changes to the boundary approach i...

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 3:18 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

The truth will out
Surveyor General suggested changes to the boundary approach in Christchurch following the earthquakes. Few days later Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) published a new map for Shallow Surface Movements. We identified an error in the new map. We have asked LINZ for explanations by 16 March.

Here is a link to our request to LINZ.



Work progresses on Margaret Mahy Family Playground

Work progresses on Margaret Mahy Family Playground

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 2:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is one step closer to getting an all-ages playground in the city centre.

Four years on: The post-quake learning curve

Four years on: The post-quake learning curve

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Four years on from the February 22 earthquake, the change is tangible for people of my specific age group.

CTV News Story - Science Alive

CTV News Story - Science Alive

Monday, 9 March 2015 6:56 p.m. by MediaCTV

ROADWORKS: Madras Street lane reductions – expect delays

ROADWORKS: Madras Street lane reductions – expect delays

Monday, 9 March 2015 4:53 p.m. by Transport4chch

Roadworks on Madras Street will cause some additional delays particularly during peak hours. Madras Street is reduced to one lane prior to the St Asaph Street intersection – right hand turn lane into St Asaph Street is maintained. Madras Street …

Partial Payment/Interim Payment – have you had yours yet??

Partial Payment/Interim Payment – have you had yours yet??

Monday, 9 March 2015 12:05 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

So they have said it will cost $500,000 to fix and you are arguing with your experts that it will be a great deal more and it could all drag on for quite a while longer. Sound familiar? Do not …

Japan - 4 years on

Japan - 4 years on

Monday, 9 March 2015 10:35 a.m. by GovtEQC

Fair Insurance Code Questions & Answers – Part 3

Fair Insurance Code Questions & Answers – Part 3

Monday, 9 March 2015 6:50 a.m. by avonsidechch

In the previous post, covering FAQ 7, it was stated that an underlying purpose of the Code was to pre-empt any external control on how insurers carried out their business. The point was also made that as far as interpreting insurance policies is concerned, insurers are very strong advocates of the Humpty Dumpty Position: "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, "it

PM support buoys coastal path backers

PM support buoys coastal path backers

Sunday, 8 March 2015 10:16 p.m. by CoastalPathway

The Press 22 August 2014. Key excited about coastal pathway. 

Coastal Pathway will enhance city lifestyle

Coastal Pathway will enhance city lifestyle

Sunday, 8 March 2015 10:01 p.m. by CoastalPathway

Wouldn’t it be fantastic eventually to have a green pathway into the city? 

Design approval at Beachville offers family area.

Design approval at Beachville offers family area.

Sunday, 8 March 2015 9:49 p.m. by CoastalPathway

The Christchurch Coastal Pathway is a step closer after the final design for the Beachville Rd section was approved on 17th December 2014.

Mt Pleasant News 8 March 2015

Mt Pleasant News 8 March 2015

Sunday, 8 March 2015 11:39 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

News St Andrews Hill/Bridle Path road intersection change A report is going to the Hagley Ferrymead Community Board on the 18 March to outline how the confirmed decision to alter the […]

Rangiora Regent cinema back in business

Rangiora Regent cinema back in business

Saturday, 7 March 2015 2:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

After more than three years without a cinema, North Canterbury residents will finally be able to take a trip to the pictures again.

Updates for the start of 2015!

Updates for the start of 2015!

Saturday, 7 March 2015 12:03 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

It’s hard to believe that it’s already March!  

Dux Central weeks from opening

Dux Central weeks from opening

Saturday, 7 March 2015 10:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

Dux Central is weeks away from opening as Christchurch's innovation precinct takes shape.

Public has input on revamp of Victoria Sq

Public has input on revamp of Victoria Sq

Saturday, 7 March 2015 10:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

Public submissions on the future of Victoria Square are open.

Fair Insurance Code Questions & Answers – Part 2

Fair Insurance Code Questions & Answers – Part 2

Saturday, 7 March 2015 8:20 a.m. by avonsidechch

Why is ICNZ so keen on having a Fair Insurance Code, and prickly over criticism directed at the Code? 

Sydenham Methodist church rubble clearance held up

Sydenham Methodist church rubble clearance held up

Saturday, 7 March 2015 7:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

A historical church in Sydenham was controversially demolished more than four years ago. PHILIP MATTHEWS asks, when will someone tidy it up?

Here is a valuable contribution from Lindsay Breach on the Limitation Act. 

"De...

Here is a valuable contribution from Lindsay Breach on the Limitation Act. "De...

Friday, 6 March 2015 5:03 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Here is a valuable contribution from Lindsay Breach on the Limitation Act.

"Dear Empowered Christchurch, I am an academic who recently wrote an article called 'Earthquake Limitations' (admittedly, I am not the best at titles) in the NZ Law Journal [Dec. 2014]. From the outset, this is not an area of law I would profess to hold expertise in but I wrote it because I believed it would be a prudent reminder that the Limitation Act 2011 (or 1950, if Sept. 2010) may have undes ...

March activities at MHAPS…

March activities at MHAPS…

Friday, 6 March 2015 2:43 p.m. by AnxietySupport

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Richard Sinkes Dux empire expands into Innovation Precinct

Richard Sinke's Dux empire expands into Innovation Precinct

Friday, 6 March 2015 12:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Dux Central is weeks away from opening as Christchurch's innovation precinct takes shape.

ROADWORKS: Moorhouse/Fitzgerald Ave intersection works Monday March 9

ROADWORKS: Moorhouse/Fitzgerald Ave intersection works Monday March 9

Friday, 6 March 2015 11:23 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that major intersection work starts on Monday March 9 at the Moorhouse and Fitzgerald Ave intersection for storm water replacement. Delays are expected in peak times so we advise to allow some extra time through this …

Asian disaster management officers to learn from Christchurch’s earthquakes

Asian disaster management officers to learn from Christchurch’s earthquakes

Friday, 6 March 2015 11:05 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

A group of South East Asian disaster management specialists will be in New Zealand later this month taking part in training hosted by the University of Canterbury’s Centre for Risk Resilience and Renewal (UCR3). 

Businessman Who Ripped Off Christchurch Rebuild Sentenced

Businessman Who Ripped Off Christchurch Rebuild Sentenced

Friday, 6 March 2015 10:58 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Inland Revenue Department

Public feedback on Victoria Square design

Public feedback on Victoria Square design

Friday, 6 March 2015 9:07 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

ROADWORKS: Aldwins/Ensors/Ferry Rd intersection restrictions Sunday night

ROADWORKS: Aldwins/Ensors/Ferry Rd intersection restrictions Sunday night

Friday, 6 March 2015 7:17 a.m. by Transport4chch

Roadworks on Sunday evening, 8 March, will impact on turn movements through the Aldwins/Ensors/Ferry Road intersection. There will be no right hand turn movements at this intersection from 8pm on Sunday 8 March through to 7am Monday 9 March. There will …

A helpful change to the insurance disputes process coming up?

A helpful change to the insurance disputes process coming up?

Friday, 6 March 2015 6:35 a.m. by avonsidechch

Yesterday Paul Goldsmith, Minister for Commerce and Consumer Affairs, announced  the opening of consultations on changes to the maximum amount that could be taken to the insurance industry’s disputes resolution services (the full media release is below). The change proposed is an  “… increase to the cap on the compensation that dispute resolution schemes can award in relation to disputes about

Reflecting on Allyn & Josies story

Reflecting on Allyn & Josie's story

Friday, 6 March 2015 12:08 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Their family has been through a lot since the earthquakes, and after a bit of a rocky start to their claim process, things quickly got back on track once everyone started working together. Allyn & Josie are overjoyed to be back in their newly rebuilt home now, and would like to share their experiences with others who are still going through the process.

CTV News - 5th March 2015

CTV News - 5th March 2015

Thursday, 5 March 2015 6:33 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Caxton

CTV News Story - Caxton

Thursday, 5 March 2015 6:17 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Te Matatini

CTV News Story - Te Matatini

Thursday, 5 March 2015 6:14 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Te Matatini 2

CTV News Story - Te Matatini 2

Thursday, 5 March 2015 6:14 p.m. by MediaCTV

Canterbury Live - 5th March 2015

Canterbury Live - 5th March 2015

Thursday, 5 March 2015 6:14 p.m. by MediaCTV

ROADWORKS: Dyers Pass Road – Daytime closures 9 Mar – 13 Mar

ROADWORKS: Dyers Pass Road – Daytime closures 9 Mar – 13 Mar

Thursday, 5 March 2015 3:48 p.m. by Transport4chch

Dyers Pass Road between Summit Road and Governors Bay Road will be CLOSED from 9 March to 13 March between 9am-3.30pm for resealing work. The road will be opened at the following times to allow road users through: 11am 1.15pm …

Baden Ewart to head Christchurch central city rebuild

Baden Ewart to head Christchurch central city rebuild

Thursday, 5 March 2015 2:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

An interim director for the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) has been announced ahead of the departure of current leader Warwick Isaacs.

Restoring the Townsend Telescope and Observatory

Restoring the Townsend Telescope and Observatory

Thursday, 5 March 2015 2:04 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured

A restoration project is underway to rebuild the Townsend Telescope and restore it to the Arts Centre.

Appointment made in key rebuild role

Appointment made in key rebuild role

Thursday, 5 March 2015 1:30 p.m. by GovtCera

An interim appointment has today been made to replace outgoing Christchurch Central Development Unit director Warwick Isaacs.

ROADWORKS: Brougham St between Colombo St and Ensors Rd

ROADWORKS: Brougham St between Colombo St and Ensors Rd

Thursday, 5 March 2015 1:21 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from Sunday March 8 overnight resurfacing work will begin on Brougham St between Colombo St and Ensors Rd. These staged works are expected to last 6 weeks with completion due on Saturday April 25. Two …

Red-zone house shoved beyond property boundary

Red-zone house shoved beyond property boundary

Thursday, 5 March 2015 10:31 a.m. by MediaStuff

Tony Bennett is among the majority of Port Hills red zoners to accept compensation for his earthquake-damaged home.

Kaiapoi Red Zone photographic exhibition

Kaiapoi Red Zone photographic exhibition

Thursday, 5 March 2015 7:30 a.m. by avonsidechch

The Kaiapoi Public Library is currently hosting an exhibition of Red Zone photographs by Cosmo Kentish-Barnes. Cosmo  spent a few months around Kaiapoi photographing earthquake damage. F

$17m pool in plan for the east

$17m pool in plan for the east

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 10:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

A third new pool complex is being proposed for Christchurch's eastern suburbs.