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Instant Public Space w/ Alejandro Haiek-Coll –

Instant Public Space w/ Alejandro Haiek-Coll –

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 5:31 p.m. by GapFiller

Outside Centennial Pool, river side

Instant Public Space w/ Alejandro Haiek-Coll

Instant Public Space w/ Alejandro Haiek-Coll

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 5:31 p.m. by GapFiller

Who? Alejandro Haiek-Coll (Elam School of Fine Arts Artist in Residence in association with The Physics Room) in collaboration with Gap Filler Where? Outside Centennial Pool, river side What? Flat-deck trailer, seats, binoculars, umbrellas, plants, traffic cones, signage, fencing, bbq When? Monday, 15 July, 1 – 2pm ONLY Why? Visiting Venezuelan architect, Alejandro Haiek-Coll has spent a lot of […]

Service awards for Chinese quake workers

Service awards for Chinese quake workers

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 2:55 p.m. by Media3News

Police Minister Anne Tolley has presented service awards to five Chinese police staff who helped identify victims after the Christchurch earthquake.

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works Restrictions – 16 July

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works Restrictions – 16 July

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 2:00 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: 16 July The night-time works will place restrictions on traffic flows through the tunnel, …

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 12:17 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch talks to Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel on the weeks issues

Making a spectacle of Christchurch demos

Making a spectacle of Christchurch demos

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 11:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

Making a spectacle of Christchurch demos

Making a spectacle of Christchurch demos

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 11:34 a.m. by MediaStuff

More than 2,400 ideas for new Central Library designers

More than 2,400 ideas for new Central Library designers

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 9:47 a.m. by GovtCCC

Architects designing Christchurch’s New Central Library are not short of inspiration thanks to more than 2,400 ideas gathered during the six-week long campaign.

Storm | Northland

Storm | Northland

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 9:46 a.m. by GovtEQC

What would you fix first in Christchurch?

What would you fix first in Christchurch?

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 8:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Frequent flooding, never-ending road works and constant demolition - post-quake Christchurch can be a frustrating city to live in. 

Church has big vision for site

Church has big vision for site

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Majestic Church wants to build a chapel, auditorium, art studios, cafe, apartments and a multi-storey parking building on the former Cranmer Court site.

New Brighton Road one way only between Bassett & Stour Drive – DELAYED now Thurs 17th July

New Brighton Road one way only between Bassett & Stour Drive – DELAYED now Thurs 17th July

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 1:17 a.m. by Transport4chch

Now Starting Thursday 17th July. New Brighton Road will  only be open to eastbound road users between Bassett/Avondale roundabout to Stour Drive. Westbound road users will be detoured via Stour Drive – Vivian St – Reginald St. The one way …

CTV Memorial

CTV Memorial

Monday, 14 July 2014 11:44 p.m. by MediaCTV

House Tanking

House Tanking

Monday, 14 July 2014 11:42 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch Transport - Driving

Christchurch Transport - Driving

Monday, 14 July 2014 11:39 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Chch Moving 14th July 2014

Keeping Chch Moving 14th July 2014

Monday, 14 July 2014 11:03 p.m. by MediaCTV

Lynched - Monday 14 July

Lynched - Monday 14 July

Monday, 14 July 2014 10:29 p.m. by ChrisLynch

CTV News   Monday 14 July

CTV News Monday 14 July

Monday, 14 July 2014 8:12 p.m. by MediaCTV

Canterbury LIVE   Monday 14 July

Canterbury LIVE Monday 14 July

Monday, 14 July 2014 7:51 p.m. by MediaCTV

Apprehension remains over flood-proof homes

Apprehension remains over flood-proof homes

Monday, 14 July 2014 4:49 p.m. by Media3News

The spray-on waterproof membrane trailed on a red-zoned house in Christchurch has successfully passed a floodwater test.

Storm | Great Barrier Island

Storm | Great Barrier Island

Monday, 14 July 2014 4:48 p.m. by GovtEQC

CTV building engineer apologises

CTV building engineer apologises

Monday, 14 July 2014 4:29 p.m. by Media3News

The engineer behind the design of the CTV building has apologised to families who lost loved ones in the building's collapse.

Sprouting from the Pallet Pavilion … grassroot businesses

Sprouting from the Pallet Pavilion … grassroot businesses

Monday, 14 July 2014 4:12 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler’s Pallet Pavilion gave a lot of grassroot businesses an opportunity that they might not have got otherwise.   Megan run Café Woohoo, before this she hadn’t even made a coffee! Alex and Martine started the Local Food Project and now run a restaurant at Shop Eight and Te Waka o Maui Watene Māori, […]

CTV engineer admits career over

CTV engineer admits career 'over'

Monday, 14 July 2014 4:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

The designer of the failed Canterbury Television (CTV) building has conceded his more than 40-year engineering career is "all but over".

Post-disaster building management guidance release

Post-disaster building management guidance release

Monday, 14 July 2014 1:27 p.m. by GovtDBH


These guides were developed in response to the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission's recommendations around changes related to rapid building safety evaluations after a disaster. The guidance also allows for a more effective and efficient response in future events.

The key change is the shift away from the 'traffic light' system of red, yellow, and green placards to indicate the condition of a building. The colours that will instead be used are red, ye ...

$500 million paid out

$500 million paid out

Monday, 14 July 2014 1:26 p.m. by GovtEQC

Who pays for unseen quake damage?

Who pays for unseen quake damage?

Monday, 14 July 2014 12:55 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury earthquake memorial

Canterbury earthquake memorial

Monday, 14 July 2014 12:00 p.m. by ArchitectureNow

Online registration is now open for those wanting to submit ideas for the formal memorial to the February 2011 Canterbury Earthquake – the first step in a three-stage process for choosing the memorial design.

EQC kept mum about asbestos-infected house

EQC kept mum about asbestos-infected house

Monday, 14 July 2014 11:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Angela Dawson and her three children lived in a house infested with asbestos for almost two years after the quakes.

Lawyer calls for CTV inquiry to be dropped

Lawyer calls for CTV inquiry to be dropped

Monday, 14 July 2014 10:50 a.m. by MediaStuff

The lawyer for CTV building designer David Harding has called for a hearing into his client's professional conduct to be abandoned.

Lawyer tries to block CTV collapse hearing

Lawyer tries to block CTV collapse hearing

Monday, 14 July 2014 10:50 a.m. by Media3News Popular

A lawyer for CTV building designer David Harding has tried to block a disciplinary hearing from examining his actions.

CTV engineer failed in his professional and ethical duty, hearing told

CTV engineer failed in his 'professional and ethical duty', hearing told

Monday, 14 July 2014 10:26 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch structural engineer David Harding re-registered with his professional body just five months after the CTV Building collapse, and failed to tell his assessors that he was behind its design 25 years earlier, a hearing has...

My life will never be the same: CTV Building designer

'My life will never be the same': CTV Building designer

Monday, 14 July 2014 10:26 a.m. by MediaHerald

A heartfelt apology has been issued to the families of the CTV Building collapse victims by the structural engineer who designed it.David Harding says his physical and mental health has deteriorated significantly since the six-storey...

Building upgrade underway for Christchurch Art Gallery

Building upgrade underway for Christchurch Art Gallery

Monday, 14 July 2014 10:22 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

A technology that allows a building to effectively “float” on its foundations during an earthquake is about to be applied to Christchurch Art Gallery.

WECAN response to water-proofing housing

WECAN response to water-proofing housing

Monday, 14 July 2014 10:19 a.m. by WeCAN

A  'Managed Retreat' would give victims of the earthquakes resolve and ensure for their future, as these victims (many elderly) have now endured 3.5 years of  post-quake duress and stress as a direct result of EQC & Insurances' inefficient policies and procedures which have not ensured safety and good health.

Are you on the right road?

Are you on the right road?

Monday, 14 July 2014 8:07 a.m. by Transport4chch

Choosing which road to take in Christchurch can be challenging at times.  

Prestons Road West at Marshland Road – closure tonight 6pm

Prestons Road West at Marshland Road – closure tonight 6pm

Monday, 14 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

As part of the upgrade to the Marshland Road/Preston Road intersection, Prestons Road West will be closed tonight (Monday 14th July) from 6pm – 6am Tuesday 15 July. 

Prestons Road West at Marshland Road – closure in place 6pm

Prestons Road West at Marshland Road – closure in place 6pm

Monday, 14 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

As part of the upgrade to the Marshland Road/Preston Road intersection, Prestons Road West will be closed tonight (Monday 14th July) from 6pm – 6am Tuesday 15 July. The work is a continuation of work which was started on Sunday …

CTV designer to face disciplinary hearings

CTV designer to face disciplinary hearings

Monday, 14 July 2014 6:26 a.m. by Media3News

CTV building designer David Harding will front at two disciplinary hearings in Christchurch today.

Christchurch flood-proof house tests successful

Christchurch flood-proof house tests successful

Monday, 14 July 2014 6:00 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch City Council has completed testing of its newly flood-proofed house, and it has been proven a success.
 

The process involves applying a water-proof membrane to the exterior panels of the house.

Transport and Green-space manager John Mackie says they used a red-zoned home to test the technique.

"We consider this as probably one of the least expensive alternatives to, for example ...

Design for quake memorial open to all

Design for quake memorial open to all

Monday, 14 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The multi-million dollar Canterbury Earthquakes Memorial could be designed by anyone, of any age, from anywhere in the world.

Victims father to state concerns about Harding

Victim's father to state concerns about Harding

Monday, 14 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

It will be a bittersweet moment for Tim Elms when he takes the stand this morning at an inquiry to outline his complaint against the Canterbury Television building's engineer.

Teen feels left out of rebuild process

Teen feels left out of rebuild process

Monday, 14 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

He may be young, but he is informed.

Design for memorial open to all

Design for memorial open to all

Monday, 14 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The multi-million dollar Canterbury Earthquakes Memorial could be designed by anyone, of any age, from anywhere in the world.

Council Hurry Up

Council Hurry Up

Sunday, 13 July 2014 10:32 p.m. by MediaCTV

Housing Announcement

Housing Announcement

Sunday, 13 July 2014 10:30 p.m. by MediaCTV

Hampshire Street

Hampshire Street

Sunday, 13 July 2014 10:30 p.m. by MediaCTV

Selwyn Sewage Scheme

Selwyn Sewage Scheme

Sunday, 13 July 2014 10:29 p.m. by MediaCTV

Retirement Village Demolition

Retirement Village Demolition

Sunday, 13 July 2014 10:28 p.m. by MediaCTV

The Glenmark – tragedy and a fortune in colonial gold

The Glenmark – tragedy and a fortune in colonial gold

Sunday, 13 July 2014 8:47 p.m. by LostChristchurch

“The tale of a shipwreck has for most readers a fascination unequalled by any other of the many forms of tragedy which from time to time sweep some unlucky band or section of humanity into eternity, and during last century [19th Century] shipping disasters were all too frequent around our rugged and then little-known coast. But these bygone tragedies on our shores have been chronicled, so that small room for speculation remains when the cold light of Marine Court inquiries have been shed o ...

Building Consent troubles in Christchurch….. still…..

Building Consent troubles in Christchurch….. still…..

Sunday, 13 July 2014 12:25 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

So what is new in the life of the beleaguered High Street building owners? 

Site confirmed for Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Site confirmed for Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Saturday, 12 July 2014 12:58 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The formal memorial for the February 2011 Earthquake will be built on the edge of the Ōtākaro/Avon River, as announced by Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee, alongside Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Kaiwhakahaere for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Tā Mark Solomon.

Site confirmed for Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Site confirmed for Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Saturday, 12 July 2014 9:30 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The formal memorial for the February 2011 Earthquake will be built on the edge of the Ōtākaro/Avon River.

Editorial: Quake levy as part of rates a no-brainer

Editorial: Quake levy as part of rates a no-brainer

Saturday, 12 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

It is easy to sympathise with Local Government NZ's misgivings about the Labour Party's plan to take Earthquake Commission levies off insurance premiums and add them to rates bills. Local councils are always under pressure to justify...

CTV News - Friday 11 July

CTV News - Friday 11 July

Friday, 11 July 2014 8:00 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 11th July 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 11th July 2014

Friday, 11 July 2014 5:07 p.m. by MediaCTV

Progress on the Cantabrian Show Home

Progress on the Cantabrian Show Home

Friday, 11 July 2014 4:36 p.m. by SouthernResponse

 

Flood-proofed houses put to test

Flood-proofed houses put to test

Friday, 11 July 2014 4:12 p.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council has begun testing what it hopes will be a solution to the city's post-quake flooding problems.

Breezes Road – one-way for two months

Breezes Road – one-way for two months

Friday, 11 July 2014 12:36 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from today work installing vacuum waste water tanks will mean that Breezes Road between Lenton Street to Cuthberts road will be restricted to southbound traffic only. A detour for northbound traffic will be in place …