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Heathcote Bridge closure this weekend -CHANGE TO CLOSURE TIMES

Heathcote Bridge closure this weekend -CHANGE TO CLOSURE TIMES

Friday, 4 October 2013 12:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists are reminded that the Heathcote River Bridge on State Highway 76 will be closed to traffic again this weekend as part of the scheduled works until mid October. NOTE: THE CLOSURE TIMES WILL VARY FROM PREVIOUS WEEKENDS.   CLOSURE …

Stanmore Road, Avonside – southbound closure between Haast St & Avonside Dr from next week, 7.10.13

Stanmore Road, Avonside – southbound closure between Haast St & Avonside Dr from next week, 7.10.13

Friday, 4 October 2013 11:20 a.m. by Transport4chch

Stanmore Road Works – Detour in Place as part of initial stage of works Work begins 7 October  on Stanmore Road to install a new waste water system. The work, between Avonside Drive and Gloucester Street will be done in …

Vote on $91k pay rise for acting Chch City Council boss

Vote on $91k pay rise for acting Chch City Council boss

Friday, 4 October 2013 11:12 a.m. by MediaHerald

Acting Christchurch City Council boss Jane Parfitt may get a $90,000-plus pay rise today. The Star can reveal that city councillors will meet behind closed doors to vote on whether Ms Parfitt will get an extra $91,104 added to...

Oxford Terrace – Closures start 10.10.13

Oxford Terrace – Closures start 10.10.13

Friday, 4 October 2013 10:43 a.m. by Transport4chch

From 10 October 2013 the following restrictions apply: Oxford Terrace  Closed between Worcester Street and Gloucester Street Closed between Cashel Street and Hereford Street. Hereford Street at the Oxford Terrace intersection One way west bound No entry from Hereford into …

Council adopts Annual Report 2013

Council adopts Annual Report 2013

Friday, 4 October 2013 10:18 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council today adopted its Annual Report 2013, outlining the Council's activities and finances over the past year.

Rising costs

Rising costs

Friday, 4 October 2013 9:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

CBD – Available Routes Map – 5th October to 12th October

CBD – Available Routes Map – 5th October to 12th October

Friday, 4 October 2013 8:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map.

CCC Facilities Rebuild Aug& Sept update

CCC Facilities Rebuild Aug& Sept update

Thursday, 3 October 2013 9:36 p.m. by GovtCCC

 

CCDU Market Update 3 October 2013

CCDU Market Update 3 October 2013

Thursday, 3 October 2013 9:32 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting October 2013

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting October 2013

Thursday, 3 October 2013 9:22 p.m. by GovtCCC

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting

Exploitation laws lack backing - Labour

Exploitation laws lack backing - Labour

Thursday, 3 October 2013 7:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tougher penalties for employers exploiting migrant workers will be useless without the resources to enforce the law, says Labour.

P is for Post

P is for Post

Thursday, 3 October 2013 6:28 p.m. by andreac414

Post your votes today! With little over a week to have your say it is time to spend 30 minutes reading your candidate profiles and instructions and fill in the easy form! 

Govt landgrab slammed by Chch residents

Govt 'landgrab' slammed by Chch residents

Thursday, 3 October 2013 5:56 p.m. by Media3News

The Government's seizure of commercial land for the Christchurch rebuild has been labeled as "disappointing" and "totally unnecessary".

 

Owners of nine properties will be forced to hand over their land, after they failed to reach a deal with the Government.

 

The buildings will be cleared to make way for a giant green park, but ...

Day 954 - Addington Action AGM

Day 954 - Addington Action AGM

Thursday, 3 October 2013 5:35 p.m. by addingtonaction

The Addington Action 2013 AGM will be held on Wednesday 30 October at 5pm at 188 Strickland St. The AGM will then be followed by the normal monthly meeting of members.

NATURE’S PLAYSTATION

NATURE’S PLAYSTATION

Thursday, 3 October 2013 4:16 p.m. by NickyWagner

 

Govt injects $18.9m into CPIT earthquake recovery

Govt injects $18.9m into CPIT earthquake recovery

Thursday, 3 October 2013 1:24 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Steven Joyce | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Councils $3.8m to revive city swimming pools

Council's $3.8m to revive city swimming pools

Thursday, 3 October 2013 10:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council will inject about $3.8 million into the repair or rebuild of three community facilities.

ITM Cup – AMI Stadium – Sunday 6th October – Plan your journey to avoid delays

ITM Cup – AMI Stadium – Sunday 6th October – Plan your journey to avoid delays

Thursday, 3 October 2013 8:45 a.m. by Transport4chch

Temporary traffic management will be in place on Sunday 6th October for the Canterbury vs Counties Manukau game at AMI Stadium. Jack Hinton Drive will be closed from Twigger Street to Whiteleigh Avenue from 5pm to 10pm. If you are attending the match please …

Quake acquistions inevitable - Brownlee

Quake acquistions inevitable - Brownlee

Thursday, 3 October 2013 7:14 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Flyover map reveals 3D Christchurch

Flyover map reveals 3D Christchurch

Thursday, 3 October 2013 2:20 a.m. by MediaStuff

Owners of Apple devices can now explore Christchurch in three-dimensional detail from the comfort of their own home using the flyover feature in Apple Maps.

Gough to rent airspace for precinct

Gough to rent airspace for precinct

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 10:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch property developer will be allowed to rent airspace in the central city for his multimillion-dollar hospitality, retail and office precinct.

Crown uses compulsory acquisition powers to acquire nine sites

Crown uses compulsory acquisition powers to acquire nine sites

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 7:29 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The Crown is using its post-earthquake powers of compulsory acquisition for the first time.

Quake-damaged hotel issued with urgent demolition notice

Quake-damaged hotel issued with urgent demolition notice

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 6:58 p.m. by MediaHerald

The earthquake-damaged Copthorne Hotel in Christchurch, which collapsed at the weekend, has been issued with an urgent demolition notice.Demolition workers ran for their lives when the 10-storey central city tower collapsed on Saturday...

Mt Pleasant’s first new home since the quakes

Mt Pleasant’s first new home since the quakes

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 6:46 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Mt Pleasant’s first new home since the quakes

Mt Pleasant Events and News

Mt Pleasant Events and News

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 6:12 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

The Muriel has been officially unveiled! We are sorry if you couldn’t join us last Monday for the official unveiling of the ‘muriel’ as we call it – the wonderful [...]

Homes written off after Chch quake snapped up

Homes written off after Chch quake snapped up

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 5:13 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch auction rooms are being packed out with buyers looking to bag a bargain on uninsured and earthquake-damaged houses.

Parking squeeze in CBD worries developers

Parking squeeze in CBD worries developers

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A lack of car parking spaces in the inner-city could derail plans for a vibrant and compact city centre, property developers say.

Big costs in fixing damaged bridges

Big costs in fixing damaged bridges

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

There is no word yet on when Christchurch's historic Gloucester St bridge will re-open to traffic.

Compulsory Christchurch land deals start

Compulsory Christchurch land deals start

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has listed central Christchurch sites it intends to compulsorily acquire despite some landowners believing they were still in good faith negotiations.

Developer talks of desire to rebuild

Developer talks of desire to rebuild

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Property investor Stephen Collins has started work on his first new building since his PGC House in central Christchurch collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake with the loss of 18 lives.

Christchurch quakes more violent

Christchurch quakes more violent

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The quake that caused major damage in Christchurch in February 2011 was three times more violent than the Marlborough quake on August 16, GNS Science says.

PGC House owner talks of desire to rebuild

PGC House owner talks of desire to rebuild

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Property investor Stephen Collins has started work on his first new building since his PGC House in central Christchurch collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake with the loss of 18 lives.

Chch quake more violent than Marlborough tremor

Chch quake more violent than Marlborough tremor

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The quake that caused major damage in Christchurch in February 2011 was three times more violent than the Marlborough quake on August 16, GNS Science says.

Chch quake more violent than Marlboroughs

Chch quake more violent than Marlborough's

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The quake that caused major damage in Christchurch in February 2011 was three times more violent than the Marlborough quake on August 16, GNS Science says.

Time capsule buried under new Chch building

Time capsule buried under new Chch building

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 3:39 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

First compulsory acquisitions in Christchurch CBD

First compulsory acquisitions in Christchurch CBD

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 3:26 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

O is for Openness

O is for Openness

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 2:44 p.m. by andreac414 Popular

Urgent demolition of collapsed building ordered

Urgent demolition of collapsed building ordered

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 1:30 p.m. by Media3News

An urgent demolition order has been issued to the owners of the collapsed Copthorne Hotel in Christchurch.

 

The 10-storey hotel on Victoria Square suddenly pancaked during demolition on Saturday and just two sides of the building remain standing.

 

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) today issued the hotel's owners with a section ...

Be Active – Programmes for Term 4

Be Active – Programmes for Term 4

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 11:28 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

To find out about Sport Canterbury Be Active Programmes for Term 4 see here Be Active Chch 4 Programme Flyer v3

Offshore hunt for Chch Convention company

Offshore hunt for Chch Convention company

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 10:43 a.m. by Media3News

Five groups have been shortlisted to plan and develop the new Christchurch Convention Centre, and the government is now looking offshore for an operator to run it.

UPDATED – MAIN NORTH ROAD – EXPECT DELAYS

UPDATED – MAIN NORTH ROAD – EXPECT DELAYS

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 10:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users should expect delays on Main North Road at the Chaneys Road off-ramp this morning. Traffic management is in place as a result of a accident involving a truck. Expect delays in this area. Northbound traffic on Marshland Road …

International search for Convention Centre operator

International search for Convention Centre operator

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 10:22 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Crown moves to compulsorily acquire nine properties

Crown moves to compulsorily acquire nine properties

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Crown will use its post-earthquake powers to begin compulsorily acquiring properties in the eastern frame as part of the development of central Christchurch.

Crown compulsorily acquires nine properties

Crown compulsorily acquires nine properties

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 2:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Crown will use its post-earthquake powers to begin compulsorily acquiring properties in the eastern frame as part of the development of central Christchurch.

Canterbury crime 20 percent below pre-quake levels

Canterbury crime 20 percent below pre-quake levels

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 9:51 p.m. by PRNews

Recorded crime in the Canterbury Police District remains well below pre-earthquake levels, and is only slowly increasing from record low figures in the past two years.

Town Hall and Performing Arts Precinct news October 2013

Town Hall and Performing Arts Precinct news October 2013

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 9:47 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

 

Convention centre operator wanted

Convention centre operator wanted

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 9:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

The hunt is on for an operator for Christchurch's planned convention centre.

EQC & Insurance obligations

EQC & Insurance obligations

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 8:34 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Plea to insurers: honour your policies

Plea to insurers: honour your policies

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 8:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

What a difference friendly, personal, efficient service makes. How stressful and frustrating it is when you are battling a big organisation.

N is for New

N is for New

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 7:12 p.m. by andreac414

With the voting period half over the strong feeling among commentators is that Christchurch is on the cusp of New beginnings. With a New Mayor and many new Councillors, a new direction and many new buildings already being erected life has never before been so exciting. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to set the direction of the ward and embrace the New community spirit we have discovered in the ruins. I never once contemplated in my wildest dreams running for community board… the ...

Day 952 Mike Peters resigning from Addington Action

Day 952 Mike Peters resigning from Addington Action

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 3:53 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

Mike Peters is to resign from all elected positions in Addington Action as of 30 September the date of the 2013 AGM.


Mike's elected roles in Addington Action are
Mike will be resuming full time work as a contract artist and working outside of Christchurch.

Job Card Tracking video tutorials

Job Card Tracking video tutorials

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 2:18 p.m. by avision

During the last few months we have been working hard to provide you with short video Tutorials that show you how to get the most out of your Job Card Tracking system.

Enable captions for guided instructions.

You can watch them all using or individually as required.

My Response to Duncan Webb’s article on the Gaps between EQC and insurance obligations

My Response to Duncan Webb’s article on the Gaps between EQC and insurance obligations

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 2:11 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

This blog uses as its base an article written by Duncan Webb on Stuff (see ). I wrote a comment on the bottom of his article which the Press would not print it so I will put it here.

Quake-damaged school given info, court told

Quake-damaged school given info, court told

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 11:01 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Officials from Christchurch's Phillipstown School were given vital information about their quake-damaged school, a court has heard, despite allegations they were kept in the dark.

 

Lawyers are embarking on a last-ditch battle in the High Court today to save the school from closure, fighting a Government decision for it to shut down and merge with nearby Woolston School.

 

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M is for Master Plan

M is for Master Plan

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 10:48 a.m. by andreac414

The New Brighton retail area has an opportunity like never seen before, gone is the heyday of weekend shopping dominance, but now is a chance to reinvent and build what we all want for our area.

Strong quake rocks Christchurch

Strong quake rocks Christchurch

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 10:24 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Stadium funding review proposed

Stadium funding review proposed

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 10:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

Renegotiating how much ratepayers pay for some of the Christchurch anchor projects will be one of Lianne Dalziel's first priorities if she wins the city's mayoralty.

Stadium a white elephant for city

Stadium a 'white elephant' for city

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 10:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

Renegotiating how much ratepayers pay for some of the Christchurch anchor projects will be one of Lianne Dalziel's first priorities if she wins the city's mayoralty.