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CRASH – Durham St between Tuam Street & St Asaph Street

CRASH – Durham St between Tuam Street & St Asaph Street

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 1:47 p.m. by Transport4chch

Due to a crash Durham St is restricted to one lane between Tuam and St Asaph St. Emergency services are on site. Traffic has built back to Gloucester St. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Southbound traffic use Barbadoes …

What’s on!

What’s on!

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 1:07 p.m. by GapFiller

Thursday, 2 April, 11am: West Papua Action Canterbury event Food Collective vendors on site. Good Friday 3 April: Public Holiday Food Collective vendors will not be operating. Sunday 5 April, 12.30pm: Fresh Press Pizza Friday 10 April, 12.30 – 2.00pm: Kids and Kiwi Bowls! Kids! Bring your grown-ups to town (or catch the bus by […]

EQC claims manager starts own claims firm

EQC claims manager starts own claims firm

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 12:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission's (EQC) national claims manager has formed his own claims assessment company but EQC says it has a process in place to avoid conflicts.

EQC claims manager starts own claims firm

EQC claims manager starts own claims firm

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 12:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission's (EQC) national claims manager has formed his own claims assessment company but EQC says it has a process in place to avoid conflicts.

ADVISORY: Heavy Easter traffic prompts call to plan ahead

ADVISORY: Heavy Easter traffic prompts call to plan ahead

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 10:23 a.m. by Transport4chch

  Traffic is expected to be heavy on Canterbury highways this Easter with the long weekend break coinciding with the start of the school holidays and the NZ Transport Agency is asking motorists to plan ahead to stay safe

IRD gets tough with rebuild businesses

IRD gets tough with rebuild businesses

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 7:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Inland Revenue's (IRD) lenient approach to quake-hit firms appears to be over as it moves to recover millions of dollars in debt.

CTV News - 31st March 2015

CTV News - 31st March 2015

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 7:37 p.m. by MediaCTV

Queue for urgent housing grows in Christchurch

Queue for urgent housing grows in Christchurch

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 7:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's social housing sector is struggling to cope with the demand for housing from people living in overcrowded and makeshift accommodation as another winter approaches.

SKY makes donation to repair Denton Oval cycling track

SKY makes donation to repair Denton Oval cycling track

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 11:07 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: SKY TV

Housing Crisis And Stress - a Toxic Combination

Housing Crisis And Stress - a Toxic Combination

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 11:01 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release by: Canterbury Family Violence Collaboration

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Work – Wednesday 1 April

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Work – Wednesday 1 April

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 10:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

The New Zealand Transport Agency will be undertaking essential maintenance works next week in the Lyttelton Tunnel between the hours of 8pm and 6am for one day on: 

MAINTENANCE: Lyttelton Tunnel – Wednesday 1 April

MAINTENANCE: Lyttelton Tunnel – Wednesday 1 April

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 10:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

The New Zealand Transport Agency will be undertaking essential maintenance works next week in the Lyttelton Tunnel between the hours of 8pm and 6am for one day on: Wednesday 1 April 2015 The night-time works will place restrictions on traffic …

2015 a year of momentum for Christchurch

2015 a 'year of momentum' for Christchurch

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 8:34 a.m. by GovtEQC

Bexley suburb returns to nature

Bexley suburb returns to nature

Monday, 30 March 2015 11:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch suburb of Bexley is almost off the map.

CTV News - 30th March 2015

CTV News - 30th March 2015

Monday, 30 March 2015 7:14 p.m. by MediaCTV

There is a good reason for being careful.

There is a good reason for being careful.

Monday, 30 March 2015 7:02 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

There is a good reason for being careful.



www.stuff.co.nz
The Rebuild Black Hole

Lynched - 30th March 2015

Lynched - 30th March 2015

Monday, 30 March 2015 6:50 p.m. by ChrisLynch

EMERGENCY WORKS: Main Road, Sumner – Detour for city bound – expect delays

EMERGENCY WORKS: Main Road, Sumner – Detour for city bound – expect delays

Monday, 30 March 2015 5:58 p.m. by Transport4chch

Emergency works will be undertaken due to a collapsed sewer line on Main Road, Sumner (by Moncks Bay). 

Local investment strong in Health Precinct

Local investment strong in Health Precinct

Monday, 30 March 2015 3:45 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

A world-class Health Precinct in Christchurch just got a step closer, with local property group Countrywide Property Trust Limited buying a prominent site for a multi-storey development.

Your last opportunity to sign:  survey of the EQ repair standards to homes repaired by EQC and / or Private Insurers, their PMO’s and contractors in Canterbury.

Your last opportunity to sign: survey of the EQ repair standards to homes repaired by EQC and / or Private Insurers, their PMO’s and contractors in Canterbury.

Monday, 30 March 2015 1:20 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

We invite New Zealanders interested in the standard of repair work carried out by EQC and Private Insurers to add their electronic signature in support of an Official Information Act (OIA) Request in respect of a Survey of Canterbury Earthquake Repairs commissioned by Cabinet.…… Please Sign …

What do you think the odds are that council will spend $200m to $2bn in flood pr...

What do you think the odds are that council will spend $200m to $2bn in flood pr...

Monday, 30 March 2015 12:31 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

What do you think the odds are that council will spend $200m to $2bn in flood protection along the estuary?
If you are considering your insurance claim it may be worth waiting till the truth is out.
Page 384. Is it possible that they are buying time till the insurance claims are settled. June 2015 seems to be a critical time.



ROADWORKS: Selwyn St one-way only for two weeks

ROADWORKS: Selwyn St one-way only for two weeks

Monday, 30 March 2015 9:58 a.m. by Transport4chch

From Tuesday 31 March Selwyn St will be open to south bound traffic only between Hagley Ave and Moorhouse Ave while SCIRT undertake pipe bursting works for approximately two weeks. Northbound traffic will be detoured via Antigua Street. We recommend that …

Victoria Square Public Participation - 28 March 2015

Victoria Square Public Participation - 28 March 2015

Monday, 30 March 2015 9:25 a.m. by GovtCCDU

Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Nicky Wagner, Ngai Tahu and the Christchurch City Council have hosted an event for the public to meet the Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct’s project team, as an opportunity to directly discuss plans for the future of this key civic asset.

Victoria Square Public Participation - 27 March 2015

Victoria Square Public Participation - 27 March 2015

Monday, 30 March 2015 9:25 a.m. by GovtCCDU

Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Nicky Wagner, Ngai Tahu and the Christchurch City Council have hosted an event for the public to meet the Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct’s project team, as an opportunity to directly discuss plans for the future of this key civic asset.

Boom is bust for Christchurch firms

Boom is bust for Christchurch firms

Monday, 30 March 2015 8:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

A "target-rich" environment has prompted a spike in financial crime in Canterbury since the earthquakes, police say.

Central city character home restoration

Central city character home restoration

Monday, 30 March 2015 2:54 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The following video features the first part of the story of a home repair in our programme, an historic 1890s villa in the Christchurch CBD.

Risky phase looms for rebuild

'Risky phase looms for rebuild'

Sunday, 29 March 2015 10:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Serious Fraud Office (SFO) boss Julie Read has signalled that the Christchurch rebuild is entering a dangerous phase where white collar criminals may siphon money from major building projects.

Rebuild a big opportunity, conference told

Rebuild a big opportunity, conference told

Sunday, 29 March 2015 10:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Building smarter, stronger and cleaner is essential if Christchurch wants to take advantage of the opportunities of the rebuild, industry leaders said at the Seismics in the City conference last week.

This submission on the Long Term Plan at CCC makes an interesting reading.

This submission on the Long Term Plan at CCC makes an interesting reading.

Sunday, 29 March 2015 3:28 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

This submission on the Long Term Plan at CCC makes an interesting reading.



thedailyblog.co.nz
In May 2011, barely three months after Christchurch’s devastating earthquake that killed 185 people, there were already suggestions from Gerry Brownlee that the Christchurch Council would have to sell part of their community-owned assets to fund the re-build.

There is more to this than what is seen on the surface.
We have questioned the z...

There is more to this than what is seen on the surface. We have questioned the z...

Sunday, 29 March 2015 2:25 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

There is more to this than what is seen on the surface.
We have questioned the zoning decisions.
"Officials have acknowledged conditions are ripe for major financial crime as billions of dollars are poured into the rebuild."



www.stuff.co.nz
Serious Fraud Office boss Julie Read has signalled that the Christchurch rebuild is entering a dangerous phase.

April/May edition St Albans News available

April/May edition St Albans News available

Saturday, 28 March 2015 11:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Find out why the St Albans market, being held in the Beulah car park, closed down after a month (this does not bode well for replacing the market that used to run in English Park pre-quakes), how to get help …

How not to repair a heritage building in the Christchurch CBD-  4 years on…

How not to repair a heritage building in the Christchurch CBD- 4 years on…

Saturday, 28 March 2015 8:25 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

This is great…. a story on High street. Written by Will Harvie, Christchurch Press. Interesting!

Fish, eels, punts return to cleaner Avon River

Fish, eels, punts return to cleaner Avon River

Saturday, 28 March 2015 2:29 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

New Brighton neglect is moral injustice - Paul Zaanen

New Brighton 'neglect' is 'moral injustice' - Paul Zaanen

Saturday, 28 March 2015 9:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

An east Christchurch business leader has criticised local and central government, saying neglect of New Brighton is a "moral and social injustice".

Gloomy outlook for solar housing in Christchurch

Gloomy outlook for solar housing in Christchurch

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Is the vision of Highfield Park over?

Odeon Theatre relics may get new life

Odeon Theatre relics may get new life

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Parts of the historical Odeon Theatre may be saved when the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority demolishes it.

Cera spent $1.8m on extra land

Cera spent $1.8m on extra land

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority spent $1.82 million buying heritage properties on High St it no longer needs.

CTV News Story - RSA Opens

CTV News Story - RSA Opens

Friday, 27 March 2015 6:29 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Bridge

CTV News Story - Bridge

Friday, 27 March 2015 6:26 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Cardboard City

CTV News Story - Cardboard City

Friday, 27 March 2015 6:21 p.m. by MediaCTV

Save Redcliffs School

Save Redcliffs School

Friday, 27 March 2015 4:54 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Redcliffs school submissions

Christchurch recovers its property mojo

Christchurch recovers its property mojo

Friday, 27 March 2015 4:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch continues to grow at an amazing rate, with a string of commercial property projects suddenly jumping off the drawing board.

ROADWORKS: Madras Street reduced lanes – DELAYS

ROADWORKS: Madras Street reduced lanes – DELAYS

Friday, 27 March 2015 4:06 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that repairs on the water main will commence on Monday 30 March between Gloucester Street and Armagh Street. Reduced lanes on Madras Streets – delays expected in peak times. No access for eastbound traffic onto Gloucester …

ROADWORKS: Manchester Street one-way Southbound from Monday 30 March

ROADWORKS: Manchester Street one-way Southbound from Monday 30 March

Friday, 27 March 2015 3:59 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that Manchester Street between Cashel and Lichfield Street will be southbound for approximately two weeks while storm water repairs take place. Northbound traffic will be detoured via Lichfield – Madras – Cashel Streets. We recommend using …

Dangerous phase looms for rebuild

'Dangerous phase looms for rebuild'

Friday, 27 March 2015 3:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Serious Fraud Office (SFO) boss Julie Read has signalled that the Christchurch rebuild is entering a dangerous phase where white collar criminals may siphon money from major building projects that are coming on stream.

How we identified the rebuild "black hole"

How we identified the rebuild "black hole"

Friday, 27 March 2015 2:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Curletts Rd overbridge to open in September 2016

Curletts Rd overbridge to open in September 2016

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

Work has begun on a new bridge over Curletts Rd linking Wigram Rd to Brimingham Dr via Magdala Pl.

2015 will be year of momentum for Christchurch

2015 will be 'year of momentum' for Christchurch

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

This year will be a year of momentum for Christchurch's recovery, says Canterbury's earthquake recovery leader.

2015 will be year of momentum for Christchurch

2015 will be 'year of momentum' for Christchurch

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

This year will be a year of momentum for Christchurch's recovery, says Canterbury's earthquake recovery leader.

Partial retention of Odeon Theatre being explored

Partial retention of Odeon Theatre being explored

Friday, 27 March 2015 10:44 a.m. by GovtCera

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is investigating whether key parts of the Odeon Theatre can be retained as it embarks on the demolition of badly damaged parts of the structure.

EQC billing for excess payments

EQC billing for excess payments

Thursday, 26 March 2015 11:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Quake-hit Canterbury homeowners will soon start receiving a bill for excess payments on their Earthquake Commission (EQC) repairs.

CTV News - 26th March 2015

CTV News - 26th March 2015

Thursday, 26 March 2015 7:17 p.m. by MediaCTV

WikiHouseNZ and Space Craft Systems Event

WikiHouseNZ and Space Craft Systems Event

Thursday, 26 March 2015 6:44 p.m. by martinluff

All are invited to a very special announcement event at which you can Discover a local project which plays a leading role in a global initiative… and - warm and dry, safe and strong, health, sustainable

Council outlines plans to investigate flood mitigation bypass options for Dudley Creek

Council outlines plans to investigate flood mitigation bypass options for Dudley Creek

Thursday, 26 March 2015 6:24 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council today received and approved a report from staff detailing plans to investigate two bypass options for the lower reaches of Dudley Creek that will provide flood remediation for the most vulnerable areas in the Dudley Creek / Flockton area.

Canterbury landscape inspires New Central Library design

Canterbury landscape inspires New Central Library design

Thursday, 26 March 2015 6:16 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The design of Christchurch’s New Central Library in Cathedral Square was inspired by the Canterbury landscape and feedback from the public on what they wanted in the new building.

EQC to recover CHRP excess from mid-April

EQC to recover CHRP excess from mid-April

Thursday, 26 March 2015 12:02 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular