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Monday, 16 December 2013 1:23 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

New-tech heat plan for centre

New-tech heat plan for centre

Monday, 16 December 2013 11:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

Who is responsible for fixing repair defects?

Who is responsible for fixing repair defects?

Monday, 16 December 2013 9:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

Protesters return to Southern Response

Protesters return to Southern Response

Monday, 16 December 2013 8:24 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Humphries Drive CLOSED – SERIOUS crash- DETOURS in place

Humphries Drive CLOSED – SERIOUS crash- DETOURS in place

Monday, 16 December 2013 7:56 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Humphries Drive has been closed this morning due to a serious crash. Detours from Main Road, Sumner are Ferry Road – Dyers Road Detour for Linwood Avenue – Dyers Road The expected duration of the closure is not known at …

Call for Christchurch projects

Call for Christchurch projects

Monday, 16 December 2013 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Anger grows over insurance

Anger grows over insurance

Monday, 16 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It is "D-Day" for angry insurance customers who are gathering today at the headquarters of Southern Response after submitting an ultimatum to the company's chief executive.

New Brighton bridge deck lifted for repairs

New Brighton bridge deck lifted for repairs

Sunday, 15 December 2013 4:44 p.m. by Media3News

Early Days in Sydenham, how the Pioneers Fared

Early Days in Sydenham, how the Pioneers Fared

Saturday, 14 December 2013 11:22 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

“I REMEMBER.” An interesting contribution to the history of the early days of Christchurch, and especially of the district now known as Sydenham, was made by Mr Henry Ffitch, of Glandovey road, Fendalton, in a series of reminiscences related by him to a “Press” representative. “I remember very well,” said Mr Ffitch, “that part of the country on what is now the borough of Sydenham in the years 1851 and 1852. I have a vivid recollection of the country, in ...

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 3)

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 3)

Saturday, 14 December 2013 3:50 p.m. by KrisV Popular




Bridge deck lifted to repair supports

Bridge deck lifted to repair supports

Saturday, 14 December 2013 3:42 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Work has begun to lift the deck of a bridge in Christchurch so quake-damaged abutments can be repaired.

Momentous occasion for Knox Church

'Momentous' occasion for Knox Church

Saturday, 14 December 2013 11:15 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The $5.5 million project of rebuilding the earthquake-damaged Knox Presbyterian Church has moved a step closer.

Is the rebuild worsening poverty in Christchurch?

Is the rebuild worsening poverty in Christchurch?

Saturday, 14 December 2013 10:45 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Half of Christchurch is on an income of less than $30,000 a year. It is not a rich city. But the earthquake recovery seems more about the haves than have-nots. 

Bealey Ave lanes closed for church work

Bealey Ave lanes closed for church work

Saturday, 14 December 2013 8:46 a.m. by MediaThePress

The $5.5 million project of rebuilding the severely earthquake damaged Knox Presbyterian Church, on the corner of Victoria Street and Bealey Avenue, will move a step closer today.

Couriers challenged by roads

Couriers challenged by roads

Saturday, 14 December 2013 6:51 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch couriers are battling "appalling" road conditions, limited driveway access and vehicle wear and tear to get the job done.

Car park rebuilding ideas pitched

Car park rebuilding ideas pitched

Saturday, 14 December 2013 6:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two property developers planning precincts around Christchurch's City Mall have proposed rebuilding council car parking buildings.

Ideas pitched for Lichfield St carpark rebuild

Ideas pitched for Lichfield St carpark rebuild

Saturday, 14 December 2013 6:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two property developers planning precincts around Christchurch's City Mall have proposed rebuilding council car parking buildings.

Southern Response promises rethink

Southern Response promises rethink

Saturday, 14 December 2013 6:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response will change the way it deals with its insurance claimants in the wake of a protest which saw 100 angry customers hand their grievances to its chief executive.

Little downtime for citys repair teams

Little downtime for city's repair teams

Friday, 13 December 2013 11:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Agencies critical to the Christchurch rebuild will have little time to rest over Christmas.

Difference between Pressure Washing and Water Blasting

Difference between Pressure Washing and Water Blasting

Friday, 13 December 2013 9:31 p.m. by citywidedecorators1

If you are serious about cleaning the surfaces of your house, you can select any one between pressure washing and water blasting techniques. But to pick one, you need to clarify what surfaces you are planning to clean, where will you be cleaning and how long will you take to clean them?

SCIRT fixing cracked pipes with resin liners

SCIRT fixing cracked pipes with resin liners

Friday, 13 December 2013 9:00 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

SCIRT is repairing two sections of storm water drains in Edgeware Road next week, outside Peter Timbs shop and then in Dover Street. This will involve a process called CIPP lining, when a resin saturated pipe liner is inserted into the existing stormwater pipe. Hot water makes the liner and resin harden and adhere to […]

CBD – Available Routes Map 11th December – 18th December

CBD – Available Routes Map 11th December – 18th December

Friday, 13 December 2013 3:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly and is available via our website and The Press newspaper on Saturdays. Please click here to download the network map – Available Routes Map

Bealey Ave/Colombo Street intersection – restrictions from Monday 16 December

Bealey Ave/Colombo Street intersection – restrictions from Monday 16 December

Friday, 13 December 2013 2:26 p.m. by Transport4chch

Work in the intersection of Bealey Avenue and Colombo Street from Monday 16th December will restrict vehicle movement through the intersection.

Inconvenience Store: expressions of interest sought

Inconvenience Store: expressions of interest sought

Friday, 13 December 2013 2:11 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Inconvenience Store: proposals now welcomed

Inconvenience Store: proposals now welcomed

Friday, 13 December 2013 2:11 p.m. by GapFiller

Call for Expressions of Interest 13 December 2013   THE INCONVENIENCE STORE Gap Filler’s next project will be the Inconvenience Store, which is scheduled to run for around 6-8 weeks between late March and late May 2014 (dates tbc). We hope, for this project, to temporarily occupy a vacant retail space in the central city […]

Road works signs coming down as Central City becomes rebuild zone

Road works signs coming down as Central City becomes rebuild zone

Friday, 13 December 2013 2:08 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road works signs are starting to come down in Christchurch’s Central City as the whole area within the four avenues becomes an infrastructure rebuild zone.

Council structure changes finalised after feedback

Council structure changes finalised after feedback

Friday, 13 December 2013 1:45 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Proposed changes to Christchurch City Council’s organisation structure have been finalised with the aim of sharpening the focus on the city’s rebuild, developing relationships with key city partners and the community, and addressing financial challenges.

Council seeks proposals for redevelopment of Spreydon housing complex

Council seeks proposals for redevelopment of Spreydon housing complex

Friday, 13 December 2013 1:42 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is inviting approved parties to submit proposals for the redevelopment of the Andrews Crescent social housing complex in Spreydon.

New group to aid New Brighton recovery plan

New group to aid New Brighton recovery plan

Friday, 13 December 2013 1:40 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council will establish a new group to help finalise a master plan for New Brighton.

Council adopts Edgeware Village Master Plan

Council adopts Edgeware Village Master Plan

Friday, 13 December 2013 1:39 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has adopted a plan to support the recovery of Edgeware Village.

Extension of time for Port Hills land owners

Extension of time for Port Hills land owners

Friday, 13 December 2013 12:44 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced an extension for people in the Port Hills considering the Crown's purchase offer for their land.

Extension of time for Port Hills land

Extension of time for Port Hills land

Friday, 13 December 2013 12:44 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced an extension for people in the Port Hills considering the Crown's purchase offer for their land.

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 28 (December 2013)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 28 (December 2013)

Friday, 13 December 2013 11:49 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

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Port Hills homeowners get five more months

Port Hills homeowners get five more months

Friday, 13 December 2013 11:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

Homeowners in the Port Hills red zone have been given an extra five months to consider the Government's offer for their land.

Gloucester St bridge closed until 2015

Gloucester St bridge closed until 2015

Friday, 13 December 2013 11:23 a.m. by MediaStuff

A closed-off central Christchurch bridge is unlikely to re-open until to mid to late 2015.

Offer period extended for Port Hills red zone

Offer period extended for Port Hills red zone

Friday, 13 December 2013 11:20 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Offer period extended for Port Hills red zone

Offer period extended for Port Hills red zone

Friday, 13 December 2013 11:13 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced an extension for consideration of the Crown’s offer for eligible property owners in the Port Hills residential red zone.

New Brighton Christmas Parade – Road closures in place/Buses detoured – Sat 14 Dec

New Brighton Christmas Parade – Road closures in place/Buses detoured – Sat 14 Dec

Friday, 13 December 2013 11:11 a.m. by Transport4chch

The following road closures will be in place from 9am to 12.30pm for the New Brighton Christmas Parade on Saturday 14 December.

Cosgrove slams unacceptable delay

Cosgrove slams 'unacceptable' delay

Friday, 13 December 2013 10:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has been accused of breaking the law by taking more than 150 days to answer a formal information request.

Christchurch schools closing their doors one last time

Christchurch schools closing their doors one last time

Friday, 13 December 2013 9:32 a.m. by MediaHerald

Nine Christchurch schools are preparing to close their doors for the final time in the next few days as part of the Ministry of Education's post-quake shake-up.Kendal School is having a closing ceremony this morning.Board trustee...

Small growth in wage packets despite rebuild

Small growth in wage packets despite rebuild

Friday, 13 December 2013 8:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

Salaries for managerial jobs in building and construction may be rising in Canterbury but that's not the same for jobs in general.

Rehua marae brings in community

Rehua marae brings in community

Thursday, 12 December 2013 9:56 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Whanau members, community workers and local musicians made for a great night when the marae hosted carol singing on the evening of December 6. The weather was hot, so the hand-held fans provided by a community health group came in very handy. Health organisations and a group discouraging gambling were among those who had stalls. […]

Carol singing in the rain

Carol singing in the rain

Thursday, 12 December 2013 9:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Report by Doug Lamb, St Albans Choir The choir were singing the lyrics, ‘let it snow’ but the weather was most definitely rain – and lots of it. The St Albans Community Choir held their annual Christmas Carol Concert on Sunday 8th December. This year it was a little different due to heavy rain starting […]

Nine master plans for suburban renewal

Nine master plans for suburban renewal

Thursday, 12 December 2013 5:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Nine master plans for suburban renewal

Nine master plans for suburban renewal

Thursday, 12 December 2013 5:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

Red-zone Burwood couple plead for time

Red-zone Burwood couple plead for time

Thursday, 12 December 2013 2:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Burwood couple must leave their red-zoned home of the last 35 years before their new home will be built after consent hold-ups delayed construction.

Helping the Timeball Station to rise again

Helping the Timeball Station to rise again

Thursday, 12 December 2013 1:48 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Holcim New Zealand has got behind the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT) plan to rebuild the Timeball Station in some form at Lyttelton.

50,000 visitors experience Quake City attraction

50,000 visitors experience Quake City attraction

Thursday, 12 December 2013 1:39 p.m. by CantyMuseum Popular

Quake City has welcomed its 50,000th visitor this week. The visitor was warmly greeted by Quake City’s Visitor Hosts and given a special gift to commemorate the occasion.

A look back. A look forward

A look back. A look forward

Thursday, 12 December 2013 1:38 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Quake memorials may be allowed

Quake memorials may be allowed

Thursday, 12 December 2013 1:08 p.m. by MediaStuff

Families who lost loved ones in the February earthquake may be allowed to place temporary remembrance markers at the site where they died.

Quake money still available

Quake money still available

Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:34 a.m. by MediaStuff

Three Canterbury councils have almost $2.1 million in their earthquake funds still waiting to be allocated.

Papanui Road – south of St Albans Street city bound – lane reductions this morning

Papanui Road – south of St Albans Street city bound – lane reductions this morning

Thursday, 12 December 2013 7:48 a.m. by Transport4chch

Papanui Road city bound lanes south of St Albans Street will be reduced this morning for additional repair work on the road surface.

Papanui Road – south of St Albans Street city bound – lane reductions

Papanui Road – south of St Albans Street city bound – lane reductions

Thursday, 12 December 2013 7:48 a.m. by Transport4chch

Papanui Road city bound lanes south of St Albans Street will be reduced this morning for additional repair work on the road surface. Road users may experience some delays through this area due to the reduction in lanes and turn …

Japanese flair for new school

Japanese flair for new school

Thursday, 12 December 2013 7:12 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An award-winning Japanese architect believes he will make a Christchurch school one of the most quake-safe in the country.

Mould causing Christmas stress for Chch family

Mould causing Christmas stress for Chch family

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 7:27 p.m. by Media3News

For Laura, her partner Graeme and their kids life is good, except for one thing.

 

They've been twice evacuated from their home in the past fortnight, once for dangerous asbestos dust and then again because of toxic mould.

 

And the fact a demolition crew dropped a garage on their house.

 

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Reaching us during the Christmas break

Reaching us during the Christmas break

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 4:39 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Work underway on new commercial and business park in Christchurch

Work underway on new commercial and business park in Christchurch

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 12:35 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Work on a multi-million-dollar light industrial multi-use business park in Christchurch is underway, with the first diggers breaking ground.

Justice and Emergency Services Precinct - extended fly-through Dec 2013

Justice and Emergency Services Precinct - extended fly-through Dec 2013

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 11:46 a.m. by GovtCCDU

An extended fly-through of the proposed Justice and Emergency Services Precinct to go on the Lichfield-Durham-Tuam Street block.

The Resilient City

The Resilient City

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 10:56 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

What is resilience. Well resilience is not remaining strong in the face of adversity – that’s Stoicism.