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Central City Update from December 5th

Central City Update from December 5th

Thursday, 4 December 2014 2:14 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Central City overview from Friday December 5th Road users are advised that road works and rebuild activity may cause delays within the central city. We advise road users to expect delays in peak hours, particularly on southbound routes. We recommend using …

No formal punishment for CTV engineer

No formal punishment for CTV engineer

Thursday, 4 December 2014 1:32 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The engineer who designed the failed Canterbury Television (CTV) building has been found to have "misrepresented his competence" in his work, but has escaped formal punishment.

Prestigious design award for Blueprint firms

Prestigious design award for Blueprint firms

Thursday, 4 December 2014 10:13 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The consortium's core team of Warren and Mahoney, Boffa Miskell, Woods Bagot, RCP, Populous and Sheppard & Rout Architects, has been named a joint winner of the World Architecture News (WAN) Urban Design Award, part of the world's largest architectural awards programme.

People treat red zone as dump

People treat red zone as dump

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 11:46 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Bags of excrement, a demolished house and 20 mummified hedgehogs are among the more unusual objects found dumped in Christchurch's residential red zone.

Help for quake-traumatised kids

Help for quake-traumatised kids

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 10:32 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Two mothers want to reach 8000 families to tackle anxiety in children who started school at the time of the Canterbury quakes.

Many residents say theyre strongly opposed to asset sales

Many residents say they're strongly opposed to asset sales

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 10:26 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Many Christchurch residents want the city council to keep its assets, the council's own consultation suggests.

Many opposed to asset sales

Many opposed to asset sales

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 10:26 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Many Christchurch residents want the city council to keep its assets, the council's own consultation suggests.

CTV News - Graffiti Art

CTV News - Graffiti Art

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 7:38 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News - CCC Asset Sales

CTV News - CCC Asset Sales

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 7:36 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

University of Canterbury signs substantial contract to redevelop engineering precinct

University of Canterbury signs substantial contract to redevelop engineering precinct

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 4:12 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury today signed a substantial contract with Hawkins Construction for the first major redevelopment of the campus’s engineering precinct in more than 40 years.

ROADING CHANGE: Tuam Street

ROADING CHANGE: Tuam Street

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 3:21 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Changes to Tuam Street are underway as part of the city transport changes. Tuam Street will be closed in stages starting from Colombo Street and when Tuam Street reopens from Durham Street to Hagley Ave it will be accessible to eastbound traffic only. …

Forsyth Barr building to become Crowne Plaza Hotel

Forsyth Barr building to become Crowne Plaza Hotel

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 2:13 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's old Forsyth Barr building is to become the new Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Construction in Christchurch at record levels

Construction in Christchurch at record levels

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 2:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The rebuild may be slow but it should come as no surprise that construction in Christchurch is at record levels.

Home building dips in September quarter

Home building dips in September quarter

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 11:03 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

House building has continued its slow patch, with the volume of homes down 0.7 per cent in the September quarter, in the run up to the general election.

Petes Landing

Petes Landing

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 11:24 p.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Risen from the Rubble – Pete’s Landing At Pete’s Landing at 10 am on Thursday 4 September, Peterborough villagers will welcome new community initiatives and commemorate the 4th anniversary of the first quake. A new flag has been painted by muralist Pops and will be flown, magazine supply refreshed, local school children will read their …

Sensitive meeting off limits to public

Sensitive meeting off limits to public

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 11:20 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The public and media will be locked out of a crucial Christchurch City Council meeting that will consider how a potential $900-million funding shortfall will be plugged.

Village submission (August 2014) re City Planning

Village submission (August 2014) re City Planning

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 10:57 p.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Peterborough Village submission (August 2014) re City Planning

Artwork transforms city wall

Artwork transforms city wall

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 9:46 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Another drab Christchurch building facade has been transformed into a colourful artwork.

CTV News - Tuesday 2nd December 2014

CTV News - Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 9:38 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News - Art Centre Turret

CTV News - Art Centre Turret

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 9:13 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Christchurch’s Transitional City initiative has won a prestigious international award

Christchurch’s Transitional City initiative has won a prestigious international award

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 4:57 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Christchurch entry was one of five cities to win the Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation at a ceremony in Guangzhou, China on Friday 28 November.

Lyttelton Port reclamation reaches over 7.5 hectares

Lyttelton Port reclamation reaches over 7.5 hectares

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 1:29 p.m. by LytteltonPort Popular

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) has now reclaimed over 7.5 hectares of harbour at Te Awaparahi Bay, east of its container operations. In May 2011, LPC was granted consent to reclaim ten hectares of the harbour bed to utilise and dispose of ‘clean’ rubble from Christchurch city’s earthquake damaged buildings.

Vero builds on solid progress in Earthquake Recovery Programme

Vero builds on solid progress in Earthquake Recovery Programme

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 1:06 p.m. by VeroInsurance Popular

Vero Insurance has paid out almost $3.9 billion or 80 per cent of its total costs toward the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery programme with plans to pay out more than 90 per cent by December 2015.

CTV News -  Wildman

CTV News - Wildman

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 10:09 a.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Work underway to make Tuam one-way, east-bound

Work underway to make Tuam one-way, east-bound

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 9:24 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Work is underway to convert Tuam Street to a one-way eastbound route into the Central City by late December 2014.

Residents: We want to go home

Residents: We want to go home

Monday, 1 December 2014 10:05 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Anna Christophorou and her two children just want to go home.

Lynched - David Meates - Monday 1st December 2014

Lynched - David Meates - Monday 1st December 2014

Monday, 1 December 2014 9:37 p.m. by ChrisLynch Popular

Go Christchurch <3

CTV News - Council Assets

CTV News - Council Assets

Monday, 1 December 2014 9:27 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Animal welfare lessons from Chch quakes revealed in book

Animal welfare lessons from Chch quakes revealed in book

Monday, 1 December 2014 9:01 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Canterbury University Press

Do I have to accept injection levelling of broken foundation?

Do I have to accept injection levelling of broken foundation?

Monday, 1 December 2014 12:55 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

Southern Response want to “repair” the concrete slab foundation of my house by injection levelling, crack repair and painting over (presumably to hide the repair job). To my mind this is not restoring the foundation to “as-new” condition. Has this approach been challenged in court? Has there been any legal precedent in favour of a […]

The Insurance Hoax??

The Insurance Hoax??

Monday, 1 December 2014 12:52 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

….Paying out less to victims of catastrophes has helped produce record profits. In the past 12 years, insurance company net income has soared–even in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. Property-casualty insurers, which cover damage to homes and cars, reported their highest-ever profit of $73 billion last year, up […]

December edition of St Albans News

December edition of St Albans News

Saturday, 29 November 2014 9:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

What’s up? In Cranford Street and in Caledonian Road? Find out more of what is going on in St Albans in the December issue of St Albans News Copies are being distributed by volunteers, the weekend of November 29 and …

Where do the boundaries of St Albans lie?

Where do the boundaries of St Albans lie?

Saturday, 29 November 2014 1:45 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Students at the University of Canterbury conducted some research into where residents thought the boundaries of St Albans lie. Most people surveyed thought Bealey Ave, Hills Road, Innes Road and Papanui Road marked the edges of the suburb, while CCC …

Justice for Natasha

Justice for Natasha

Friday, 28 November 2014 8:09 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

About 45 minutes after Christchurch was rocked by the quake on February 22, retired farmer Errol Hadfield received a text from his youngest son Geoff (Hadfield) in Christchurch.

Father turns detective to solve quake death

Father turns detective to solve quake death

Friday, 28 November 2014 8:09 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

About 45 minutes after Christchurch was rocked by the quake on February 22, retired farmer Errol Hadfield received a text from his youngest son Geoff (Hadfield) in Christchurch.

CTV News - Evolocity

CTV News - Evolocity

Friday, 28 November 2014 7:50 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News - Gamer Contest

CTV News - Gamer Contest

Friday, 28 November 2014 7:47 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News - Brian Law

CTV News - Brian Law

Friday, 28 November 2014 7:45 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News - Knitting For Kids

CTV News - Knitting For Kids

Friday, 28 November 2014 7:43 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News - Friday 28th November 2014

CTV News - Friday 28th November 2014

Friday, 28 November 2014 7:38 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Call for contractor interest in Convention Centre

Call for contractor interest in Convention Centre

Friday, 28 November 2014 4:08 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Another step has been taken towards the build of Christchurch’s new Convention Centre Precinct with an early call for interest from contractors.

Who will build $284m convention centre?

Who will build $284m convention centre?

Friday, 28 November 2014 3:37 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A call has been made for contractors keen to help build Christchurch's new convention centre.

The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health

The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health

Friday, 28 November 2014 11:31 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Published on Nov 10, 2014 This compelling talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In this critically important talk, clinical psychologist Julia Rucklidge explores a range of scientific research, including her own, showing the significant role played by nutrition in mental health or illness.    

CTV News - Skellerup Rebuild

CTV News - Skellerup Rebuild

Thursday, 27 November 2014 7:01 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News - Justice Precinct

CTV News - Justice Precinct

Thursday, 27 November 2014 6:58 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Central City Update from Friday 28th November

Central City Update from Friday 28th November

Thursday, 27 November 2014 3:28 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Central City overview from Friday November 28th Road users are advised that road works and rebuild activity may cause delays within the central city. We advise road users to expect delays in peak hours, particularly on southbound routes. We recommend …

Feasibility study being done for Malvern Park exercise trail

Feasibility study being done for Malvern Park exercise trail

Thursday, 27 November 2014 2:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Shirley Papanui Community Board has endorsed in principle an exercise trail for Malvern Park.

Summer Starter – Sunday 30th November

Summer Starter – Sunday 30th November

Thursday, 27 November 2014 1:42 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

On Sunday the 30th November the Summer Starter fun run is taking place. The fun run will start in New Brighton at 10am and end in Redcliffs approximately late afternoon. For all road closures, transport, and event information around the event click …

Christmas in the Park Travel Advisory – Saturday 29th November

Christmas in the Park Travel Advisory – Saturday 29th November

Thursday, 27 November 2014 1:05 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

On Saturday 29th November at 7.30pm, Christmas in the park will take place in North Hagley Park. For all information on how to get to the event click here.

State-of-the-art Justice precinct reaches key milestone

State-of-the-art Justice precinct reaches key milestone

Thursday, 27 November 2014 12:15 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

 

Green frame plans still in Cera hands

Green frame plans still in Cera hands

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:25 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Authorities will not choose an apartment developer for Christchurch's green frame until at least March - more than a year after calling for expressions of interest.

CTV News - Awesome Christchurch

CTV News - Awesome Christchurch

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 8:16 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News - Tower Insurance Protest

CTV News - Tower Insurance Protest

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 8:09 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News - Wednesday 26th November 2014

CTV News - Wednesday 26th November 2014

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 7:46 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Williams & Co liquidation sought

Williams & Co liquidation sought

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 3:28 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An application to liquidate troubled Christchurch building company Williams & Co has been filed in the High Court by a disgruntled former customer.

Orion rebuild on track for completion by 2019

Orion rebuild on track for completion by 2019

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 3:20 p.m. by OrionNZ Popular

Orion has met another milestone in restoring resilience and reliability to Christchurch's electricity network with construction recently starting on a high voltage underground cable loop around the north of Christchurch. This is another big step in Orion's overall plan to restore pre-earthquake levels of reliability to the network by 2019.

Tower Insurance protest

Tower Insurance protest

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 1:57 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An 83-year-old pensioner has taken her fight with Tower Insurance from phone line to front line with a protest outside the company's Riccarton branch.

Enjoy an evening at The Tannery - celebrating 57 shops

Enjoy an evening at The Tannery - celebrating 57 shops

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 1:44 p.m. by TheTannery Popular

Release: The Tannery

Carlton Butchery building for sale

Carlton Butchery building for sale

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 11:36 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

One of central Christchurch's first earthquake rebuilds is for sale.

Labour costs fuel rising construction bills

Labour costs fuel rising construction bills

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 11:09 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch has the fastest rising construction costs in New Zealand.