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Quake outcast appeal heard

Quake outcast appeal heard

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 4:58 a.m. by MediaStuff

An offer to buy uninsured properties and empty sections in Christchurch's residential red zone at half the land valuation does not breach human rights, the Court of Appeal has been told.

Yeoman and Newbury developing at full speed

Yeoman and Newbury developing at full speed

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 1:42 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch property developers Miles Yeoman and Craig Newbury have been busy since the earthquakes.

New Zealand/Italian alliance wins competition to design urban village for Christchurch

New Zealand/Italian alliance wins competition to design urban village for Christchurch

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 8:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

A partnership between a dynamic young Christchurch building company and an award-winning Italian architecture firm has been named as the winner of the Breathe – New Urban Village design competition. 

Futuristic technology wins urban design competition

Futuristic technology wins urban design competition

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 6:05 p.m. by Media3News

A futuristic building design has been unveiled in Christchurch, which features foundations that can be pumped up with air after an earthquake.

Oct 22: New project alert – Sound Garden and RAD Bikes launch this week

Oct 22: New project alert – Sound Garden and RAD Bikes launch this week

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 5:19 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Filler is bringing music and bikes back to the city with two new Summer projects launching on Gloucester Street this week – RAD Bikes and Sound Garden.     RAD (Recycle A Dunger) Bikes in collaboration with ICECycles  (Inner City East Cycles), is a community bike shed located at 165 Gloucester Street for the […]

New project alert – Sound Garden and RAD Bikes launch this week

New project alert – Sound Garden and RAD Bikes launch this week

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 5:19 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler is bringing music and bikes back to the city with two new Summer projects launching on Gloucester Street this week – RAD Bikes and Sound Garden.   RAD (Recycle A Dunger) Bikes in collaboration with ICECycles  (Inner City East Cycles), is a community bike shed located at 165 Gloucester Street for the 2013/14 […]

Architects needed for Chch rebuild

Architects needed for Chch rebuild

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 4:14 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Skilled and experienced Architects are needed in New Zealand as the commercial rebuild in Christchurch is expected to be in full swing in 6 to 12 months, says recruiting experts Hays Architecture in New Zealand.

Heal Christchurch Event Sat 9 – Sun 10 November 2013

Heal Christchurch Event Sat 9 – Sun 10 November 2013

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 4:02 p.m. by HealChristchurch Featured Popular

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Timber confirmed as the best - NZTIF

Timber confirmed as the best - NZTIF

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 3:45 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The New Zealand Timber Industry Federation (NZTIF) has welcomed confirmation that timber is the best construction material for coping with New Zealand’s seismic conditions.

Research reduces earthquake strengthening costs for schools

Research reduces earthquake strengthening costs for schools

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 3:35 p.m. by GovtMOE Popular

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says ground-breaking research released today by the Ministry of Education has found timber-framed classrooms are extremely resilient to earthquakes.

Breathe urban village winning design presentation

Breathe urban village winning design presentation

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 2:18 p.m. by GovtCCDU

Presentation of illustrations and visualisations of the winning design by Anselmi Attiani Associated Architects in the global competition to design an urban village for Christchurch, New Zealand.

Breathe urban village winning design fly-throughs

Breathe urban village winning design fly-throughs

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 2:16 p.m. by GovtCCDU

Fly-through visualisations of the winning design by Anselmi Attiani Associated Architects in the global competition to design an urban village for Christchurch, New Zealand.

UC makes breakthrough in green-planted roof research

UC makes breakthrough in green-planted roof research

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 1:10 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Draft Main Road Master Plan available for public comment

Draft Main Road Master Plan available for public comment

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 1:08 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured

Christchurch City Council today released the Draft Main Road Master Plan for public comment. The Plan has been prepared to support the recovery and rebuild of the Main Road corridor from Ferrymead Bridge to Marriner Street in Sumner in response to the damage caused by the earthquakes.

Cathedral rebuild would mean digging deep

Cathedral rebuild would mean digging deep

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 11:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

Deep foundations will be needed if the Christchurch Catholic Cathedral is rebuilt on its present site, church officials say.

McCloud cheers on progress

McCloud cheers on progress

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 11:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

Do not get bogged down in building design because it is what goes on in between the structures that matters, British designer Kevin McCloud says.

Christchurch could rival Melbourne

Christchurch could rival Melbourne

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 11:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

Do not get bogged down in building design because it is what goes on in between the structures that matters, British designer Kevin McCloud says.

Canterbury health board gets $320m quake payout

Canterbury health board gets $320m quake payout

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 10:10 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Canterbury District Health Board is prioritising where to spend its record insurance payout for earthquake damage.

Concerns after left-field church proposal rejected

Concerns after 'left-field' church proposal rejected

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 9:46 a.m. by Media3News

Ian Taylor says the Anglican Church didn't seem interested in discussing the "living cathedral" idea, let alone consider it.

Red zone resident ready to build, but land uncertainty remains

Red zone resident ready to build, but land uncertainty remains

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 7:36 a.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Italian firm designs urban village for Chch

Italian firm designs urban village for Chch

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 4:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

An urban village designed by a team of Italian architects is being held up as the new face of central city living in Christchurch.

Oct 25: RAD Bikes

Oct 25: RAD Bikes

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 2:52 a.m. by GapFiller

A Gap Filler project in collaboration with ICECycles (Inner City East Cycles) RAD Bikes (Recycle A Dunger) is a community bike shed located at 165 Gloucester Street for the Summer. It is a workshop space where anyone can build or repair bicycles and/or help restore bikes for ICECycles to give away. There will also be some exciting, creative workshops […]

Sept 2013: RAD Bikes

Sept 2013: RAD Bikes

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 2:52 a.m. by GapFiller

A Gap Filler project in collaboration with ICECycles (Inner City East Cycles), RAD Bikes (Recycle A Dunger) is a community bike shed located in the central city. RAD is a workshop space where anyone can build or repair bicycles and/or help restore bikes for ICECycles to give away. The shed is open a few times each week with […]

CDHB settles $320m insurance claim

CDHB settles $320m insurance claim

Monday, 21 October 2013 8:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) has settled its multimillion-dollar earthquake-related insurance claim, but there is still a significant shortfall for its quake repairs bill.

CDHB settle $320m insurance claim

CDHB settle $320m insurance claim

Monday, 21 October 2013 8:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) has settled its multimillion-dollar earthquake-related insurance claim, but there is still a significant shortfall for its quake repairs bill.

Canterbury DHB wins $320M insurance fight

Canterbury DHB wins $320M insurance fight

Monday, 21 October 2013 8:22 p.m. by Media3News

 

Southern Responses lack of response

Southern Response's lack of response

Monday, 21 October 2013 7:28 p.m. by Media3News

 

Ministry could appeal Phillipstown decision

Ministry could appeal Phillipstown decision

Monday, 21 October 2013 7:24 p.m. by Media3News

A week and a half ago, Phillipstown School, a decile-one Christchurch primary school with 160 pupils, won a High Court victory over the Ministry of Education.

 

In short, Phillipstown was being merged out of existence as part of the geographical reinvention of Christchurch schooling following the earthquakes.

 

Phillipstown fought for its life in the Hi ...

Housing NZs quake repairs painfully slow

Housing NZ's quake repairs 'painfully slow'

Monday, 21 October 2013 6:38 p.m. by MediaHerald

The rate of repairs to earthquake-damaged Housing New Zealand homes in Christchurch has been slammed for being "painfully slow".Just 8 per cent of the Crown agency's broken city housing stock has been repaired, with more than 4500...

Housing quake repairs off target - Labour

Housing quake repairs off target - Labour

Monday, 21 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Assurances that Housing New Zealand is on schedule to repair 5000 earthquake-damaged state homes by 2015 are now a "heroic assumption", Labour says.

Rebuild migration boost changes social fabric

Rebuild migration boost changes social fabric

Monday, 21 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury's social fabric will be vastly different for years to come as a result of post-earthquake migration, a university professor says.

Housing NZ on track to reach repair target

Housing NZ 'on track' to reach repair target

Monday, 21 October 2013 2:59 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Ian Simpson on TV One news

Ian Simpson on TV One news

Monday, 21 October 2013 9:20 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Advertising campaign postponed

Advertising campaign postponed

Monday, 21 October 2013 9:20 a.m. by GovtEQC

SCIRT Update – 21st October

SCIRT Update – 21st October

Monday, 21 October 2013 8:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Christchurch Public Hospital, near Hagley Park Tuam Street will be one lane westbound from Antigua Street to the intersection with Hagley Avenue/Oxford Terrace. Nearby Antigua Street, the block to the river, and part of St Asaph Street, between Durham Street …

Victoria Street/Montreal Street intersection – night time closures this week

Victoria Street/Montreal Street intersection – night time closures this week

Sunday, 20 October 2013 11:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

Works at the Victoria Street and Montreal Street intersection will include road closures nightly for wastewater works starting Sunday 20th October for approximately three weeks. The closures will be in place from approximately 8pm until 6.30am. Victoria Street – no …

Victoria Street/Montreal Street intersection – night time closures

Victoria Street/Montreal Street intersection – night time closures

Sunday, 20 October 2013 11:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

Works at the Victoria Street and Montreal Street intersection will include road closures nightly for wastewater works starting Sunday 20th October for approximately three weeks. The closures will be in place from approximately 8pm until 6.30am. Victoria Street – no …

Anglicans reject Cathedral vision

Anglicans reject Cathedral vision

Sunday, 20 October 2013 6:48 p.m. by MediaThePress



Letterboxes tell stories of lost homes

Letterboxes tell stories of lost homes

Sunday, 20 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Armed with a spade, a crowbar, a screwdriver and a trailer, two Christchurch men are "harvesting" letterboxes from red-zoned houses before they are due for demolition.

Harvesting red-zone letterboxes for art

Harvesting red-zone letterboxes for art

Sunday, 20 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Armed with a spade, a crowbar, a screwdriver and a trailer, two Christchurch men are "harvesting" letterboxes from red-zoned houses before they are due for demolition.

Red-zoners launch battle to rebuild

Red-zoners launch battle to rebuild

Sunday, 20 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Red-zone rebuilds could soon become reality.

Research: Most classrooms quake resilient

Research: Most classrooms quake resilient

Sunday, 20 October 2013 2:48 p.m. by Media3News

Timber-framed classrooms are extremely resilient to earthquakes, meaning hundreds of millions of dollars won't need to be spent strengthening school buildings.

Delays over rebate scheme for inner-city

Delays over rebate scheme for inner-city

Sunday, 20 October 2013 11:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

Property developers have criticised the Christchurch City Council for dragging its feet over financial incentives for inner-city residential development.

Explosions could have impact on claims

Explosions could have impact on claims

Sunday, 20 October 2013 11:25 a.m. by MediaStuff

Explosive testing by the Earthquake Commission in the residential red zone could have future implications for the settlement of land claims in areas susceptible to liquefaction.

Developers bemoan councils inaction

Developers bemoan council's inaction

Sunday, 20 October 2013 11:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

Property developers have criticised the Christchurch City Council for dragging its feet over financial incentives for inner-city residential development.

New city pool to open 2016

New city pool to open 2016

Sunday, 20 October 2013 11:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

The central city is set to have a new swimming pool by the middle of 2016, but one city councillor says that's still too long to wait.

Saving the red-zone cats

Saving the red-zone cats

Saturday, 19 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Brownlee: No need to make peace with new Chch mayor

Brownlee: No need to make peace with new Chch mayor

Saturday, 19 October 2013 2:45 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says there isn't a need to make peace with new Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel and they can work together to rebuild the city.

City of quakes and broken hearts

City of quakes and broken hearts

Saturday, 19 October 2013 10:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch has reclaimed its dubious honour as the city holding the highest divorce rate in New Zealand.

Christchurch must turn attention to good design

Christchurch must turn attention to good design

Friday, 18 October 2013 9:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

 The computer-generated image demonstrating a vision of what Cathedral Square could look like if one architect's concept plan were adopted is striking and bold.

Day 969 - on-line shop accounts

Day 969 - on-line shop accounts

Friday, 18 October 2013 5:23 p.m. by addingtonaction

Invites have been sent by email to the people who place the weekly orders from each distribution centre.

6 have accepted the invitation so far and clicked the link to take them to the TradeGecko website, where they need to choose a password.

They will then be taken to a web page used to place orders.

They need to go back next week after collecting the money and place an order for up to 50 $10 fruit & veggie packs.

The usual weekly Thursday deadline still applies. ...

Edgeware Road, St Albans – back to two way today, short term one-way next week

Edgeware Road, St Albans – back to two way today, short term one-way next week

Friday, 18 October 2013 12:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Edgeware Road past the shops, top of Colombo St, goes back to two-way today  (18/10/13) with some short-term one-way traffic management early next week for road sealing.

Antigua Street closed to northbound traffic between Tuam and Oxford Streets (week starting 21.10.13)

Antigua Street closed to northbound traffic between Tuam and Oxford Streets (week starting 21.10.13)

Friday, 18 October 2013 11:50 a.m. by Transport4chch

Antigua St will be closed northbound between Tuam St and Oxford St from early next week for wastewater works.  Road users will be detoured  via Tuam Street. There will be no access into Antigua St from St Asaph St west …

Battler turns to court for redress

Battler turns to court for redress

Friday, 18 October 2013 10:31 a.m. by MediaThePress

Tony Ward says he battled against bureaucracy and brick walls for two years before deciding to take matters into his own hands.

Use damaged houses, says Labour

Use damaged houses, says Labour

Friday, 18 October 2013 10:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government should drop its "rip, s... and bust" approach and free up empty houses on the edge of the Christchurch red zone to relieve the serious housing issues in the city, Labour's deputy leader David Parker says.

Removal of children on rise

Removal of children on rise

Friday, 18 October 2013 10:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

New Zealand has seen an increase in the unlawful removal of children from the country and one law society spokesman believes the Christchurch rebuild may see that trend pushed even further.

EQC pulls traumatic quake ad

EQC pulls traumatic quake ad

Friday, 18 October 2013 10:16 a.m. by MediaStuff

A powerful advertising campaign on earthquake preparedness has been temporarily pulled because it could re-traumatise Cantabrians.

Floating canopy vision serious

'Floating' canopy vision serious

Friday, 18 October 2013 10:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

The grand vision for Cathedral Square unveiled this week is a serious proposal which was developed by some of the world's leading consultants and architects, says the ex-pat New Zealander behind the pitch.

Strip club wants central home

Strip club wants central home

Friday, 18 October 2013 10:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

Embattled Christchurch strip club Calendar Girls has vowed to find a new central city home.

Peterborough Street closures

Peterborough Street closures

Friday, 18 October 2013 9:03 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users who use Peterborough Street as part of their morning or evening commute are advised there will be both fixed and progressive road closures in place in the week starting 21 October as a result of wastewater works.