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Road closure updates

Road closure updates

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 9:14 a.m. by Transport4chch

Contractors are currently working checking streets that were closed as a result of flooding yesterday and we will update information as it comes to hand.

Sir Miles Warren defends his town hall

Sir Miles Warren defends his town hall

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

One of the architects who designed Christchurch's Town Hall is disputing claims the building is damaged beyond repair and not worth saving.

Brownlee sends in consent troops to CCC

Brownlee sends in consent troops to CCC

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A crisis meeting of the Christchurch City Council's planning committee is under way to discuss its beleaguered consenting process.

Sir Miles Warren defends his town hall

Sir Miles Warren defends his town hall

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

One of the architects who designed Christchurch's Town Hall is disputing claims the building is damaged beyond repair and not worth saving.

Brownlee sends in consent troops to CCC

Brownlee sends in consent troops to CCC

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has stepped in to help the city council with its consenting problems, sending in a team of technical experts to speed up the flow of consent approvals.

Rubbish collection days changing

Rubbish collection days changing

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 12:27 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Day 847 - 90mm rain

Day 847 - 90mm rain

Monday, 17 June 2013 9:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

90mm of rain has soaked Christchurch since Saturday night in a continous drizzle.

Thousands of quake damaged homes are leaking or dripping for yet another winter.

Claims Service Update

Claims Service Update

Monday, 17 June 2013 8:39 p.m. by EQCTruths

Progress update - AA Insurance

Progress update - AA Insurance

Monday, 17 June 2013 8:35 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Revisiting ongoing EQC gripes

Revisiting ongoing EQC gripes

Monday, 17 June 2013 8:24 p.m. by Media3News

A month ago Campbell Live showed you some of the shocking stories still coming out of Christchurch.

Chch quake victims deal with flooding

Chch quake victims deal with flooding

Monday, 17 June 2013 8:15 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Campbell Live heads south to Christchurch, where the rain has added insult to injury for earthquake victims.

Flooding disruption update

Flooding disruption update

Monday, 17 June 2013 8:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

As of 6pm no residents have registered at the welfare centre, set up at Mairehau Primary School. The Centre  closed at 7pm this evening. If required, the Welfare Centre will be made available again. 

Nature Play Space

Nature Play Space

Monday, 17 June 2013 8:02 p.m. by greeningtherubble

 

Road closures – updated as at 6pm

Road closures – updated as at 6pm

Monday, 17 June 2013 6:00 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Northwood Boulevard roundabout – NOW OPEN

Road closures – updated as at 6pm 17 June 2013

Road closures – updated as at 6pm 17 June 2013

Monday, 17 June 2013 6:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Updates will be made as information is supplied Northwood Boulevard roundabout – NOW OPEN Wai-iti Terrace – closed from Clyde to Bryndwr Owles Terrace – between Pages Road and Collingwood Ainsley Terrace – between Opawa and Centaurus Road Corson Ave …

Plan change submissions period to close

Plan change submissions period to close

Monday, 17 June 2013 2:04 p.m. by GovtCCC

 

Welfare Centre opening in Mairehau to assist with localised flooding

Welfare Centre opening in Mairehau to assist with localised flooding

Monday, 17 June 2013 1:53 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

of Christchurch, Christchurch City Council Civil Defence Unit is opening

Specialist team to assist council consenting

Specialist team to assist council consenting

Monday, 17 June 2013 1:32 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Building and Construction

When is the right time to get a Project Manager on board?

When is the right time to get a Project Manager on board?

Monday, 17 June 2013 1:31 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

Some clients see Project Managers simply as ‘construction managers’, for leading and managing the construction phase of a project.

EQC blogger offers free Chch service

EQC blogger offers free Chch service

Monday, 17 June 2013 1:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

Marc Krieger's future is uncertain but at least the next three days will be devoted to Christchurch home owners.

Road closures due to flooding

Road closures due to flooding

Monday, 17 June 2013 11:11 a.m. by Transport4chch Featured Popular

Additional closures:

The Banners are Coming

The Banners are Coming

Monday, 17 June 2013 10:46 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

 

Weather Warning – Snow from Thursday the 20th June

Weather Warning – Snow from Thursday the 20th June

Monday, 17 June 2013 10:10 a.m. by Transport4chch Featured Popular

 

Storm water and surface flooding

Storm water and surface flooding

Monday, 17 June 2013 10:08 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

 

Reduced lane capacity Durham Street North this week- possible delays

Reduced lane capacity Durham Street North this week- possible delays

Monday, 17 June 2013 9:33 a.m. by Transport4chch

The left turn from Kilmore Street into Durham Street will be restricted for some stages of the work. Delays during peak hours are possible.

Reduced lane capacity Durham Street North – possible delays until 28 June (weather dependent)

Reduced lane capacity Durham Street North – possible delays until 28 June (weather dependent)

Monday, 17 June 2013 9:33 a.m. by Transport4chch

The left turn from Kilmore Street into Durham Street will be restricted for some stages of the work. Speed restrictions will also be in place. Delays during peak hours are possible. Due to weather conditions it is now anticipated the …

Christchurch council consents too slow - Key

Christchurch council consents too slow - Key

Monday, 17 June 2013 8:57 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch City Council is moving too slowly with building consents even taking into account the enormous stress the quakes put on it, the Prime Minister says.

Contractors chosen for AMIs new builds

Contractors chosen for AMI's 'new builds'

Monday, 17 June 2013 8:27 a.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance claims business Southern Response has selected dedicated "panels" of builders for repairs and rebuilds, guaranteeing those building firms a certain amount of earthquake recovery work.

Reduced lane capacity Fitzgerald Ave northbound due to flooding

Reduced lane capacity Fitzgerald Ave northbound due to flooding

Monday, 17 June 2013 8:13 a.m. by Transport4chch

A number of roads throughout Christchurch have surface flooding and road users are advised to drive with caution.

Claims firm selects builders for big quake repair jobs

Claims firm selects builders for big quake repair jobs

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Insurance claims business Southern Response has selected dedicated "panels" of builders for repairs and rebuilds, guaranteeing those building firms a certain amount of earthquake recovery work.

Architects defend dull new city designs

Architects defend 'dull' new city designs

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Widespread demolition, beefed up structural requirements and strict planning rules have dictated how new Christchurch buildings look, says a leading local architect.

McKellen checks on Theatre Royals rebuild

McKellen checks on Theatre Royal's rebuild

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Sir Ian McKellen visited two old friends in Christchurch during a brief day trip to the city this weekend.

Town Hall should go - Gerry Brownlee

Town Hall should go - Gerry Brownlee

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has declared his hand over the fate of the town hall, saying the damaged complex is outdated indicating it should go.

Architects defend dull new city designs

Architects defend 'dull' new city designs

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Widespread demolition, beefed up structural requirements and strict planning rules have dictated how new Christchurch buildings look, says a leading local architect.

TC3 homes stigma in decline - industry

TC3 homes stigma in decline - industry

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Homes on land zoned TC3 are getting easier to sell and prices have recovered, those working in the market say.

Town Hall should go - Gerry Brownlee

Town Hall should go - Gerry Brownlee

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has declared his hand over the fate of the town hall, saying the damaged complex is outdated indicating it should go.

Theatre and architecture deal may be lost

Theatre and architecture deal may be lost

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The directors of an innovative shared artistic space planned for central Christchurch are struggling to find a suitable building.

Architects defend dull new Chch designs

Architects defend 'dull' new Chch designs

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Widespread demolition, beefed up structural requirements and strict planning rules have dictated how new Christchurch buildings look, says a leading local architect.

Christchurch Town Hall should go - Gerry Brownlee

Christchurch Town Hall should go - Gerry Brownlee

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has declared his hand over the fate of the town hall, saying the damaged complex is outdated indicating it should go.

AvON welcomes Roger Sutton’s idea to save red zone houses

AvON welcomes Roger Sutton’s idea to save red zone houses

Sunday, 16 June 2013 7:25 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

The group campaigning to create a reserve and river park in the Avon River red zone has welcomed Roger Sutton’s comments that some houses could be saved as memorials.

Christchurch Land confiscations continue…

Christchurch Land confiscations continue…

Sunday, 16 June 2013 3:56 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

And so it goes on:

Community Update 15 June 2013

Community Update 15 June 2013

Sunday, 16 June 2013 3:12 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Not an original name but it suits this little event perfectly! A community morning tea every Monday morning from 10am to 12 noon, aimed to tie in with the Mobile Library visit at the same time.. Hosted by the bubbly Ali and Jan with freshly made baking in the offing – this morning tea will set you up for the week. See here for 

How to Meet Me in Christchurch on Monday-Wednesday

How to Meet Me in Christchurch on Monday-Wednesday

Sunday, 16 June 2013 8:22 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

I am going to be in Christchurch for the next few days providing free assistance to anyone that has questions about their claims or requires some help.  Likewise, I will be available for any blog reader who would like to meet in person and have a coffee.

Open day at Rehua Marae celebrates Matariki

Open day at Rehua Marae celebrates Matariki

Saturday, 15 June 2013 8:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

These open day at the marae is the culmination of a number of Rehua Marae events starting on June 25, celebrating Matariki.

CCC consulting on community facilities

CCC consulting on community facilities

Saturday, 15 June 2013 8:36 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Residents Association seeking community input

Residents Association seeking community input

Saturday, 15 June 2013 8:31 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

If you would like to get involved in either of these topics please contact Emma at SARA@stalbans.gen.nz

Western Assn Football celebrates centenary

Western Assn Football celebrates centenary

Saturday, 15 June 2013 7:40 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

In May, the Shirley Papanui Community Board gave the Association $2000 from its discretionary response fund towards the production of a centenary booklet.

Report on Edgeware Village Master Plan

Report on Edgeware Village Master Plan

Saturday, 15 June 2013 6:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Public consultation closed on 10 April 2013.

Edgeware Rd intersection shaky

Edgeware Rd intersection shaky

Saturday, 15 June 2013 6:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Land around the Edgeware Road/Barbadoes Street is still not stable despite repairs and local retailers are reporting a sunken manhole and increased shaking when heavy vehicles travel north or south. Local businessman Tim Clyne was so concerned about the state …

The EQC Whinging Continues

The EQC Whinging Continues

Saturday, 15 June 2013 4:06 p.m. by EQCTruths

I read this article today with a great deal of astonishment.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/8799208/Life-ain-t-fun-for-EQC-staff.  First, I do recognise that some people at EQC work tirelessly, competently, and selflessly.  However, many of the people whinging conflate activity with productivity.  EQC has the most notoriously inefficient processes imaginable and squanders resources and delays claims because of this. In other […]

Day 845 - networked

Day 845 - networked

Saturday, 15 June 2013 2:36 p.m. by addingtonaction

Yesterday the borrowed Bush Telly computer that Addington Action uses died. Some loud beep beeps and it was all over.

Luckily everything is backed up. But it made the printer inaccessible which is a real urgent problem.

So the last of the computer equipment budget got spent buying a very fast wireless router to network the laptops, mobile phones together and to have a cable connection to the printer. And a RAID drive was bought to connect to the router for backing up the Cloud sync ...

Day 845 - networked at last

Day 845 - networked at last

Saturday, 15 June 2013 2:36 p.m. by addingtonaction

On Thursday afternoon the borrowed Bush Telly computer that Addington Action uses died. Some loud beep beeps and it was all over.

Luckily everything is backed up. But it made the printer inaccessible which is a real problem because it gets used a lot so a solution was urgent.

So the last of the computer equipment budget got spent Thursday buying a very fast wireless router to network the internet to the laptops and mobile phones and to supply a cable connection to the printer. And ...

Additional temporary accommodation for Christchurch

Additional temporary accommodation for Christchurch

Saturday, 15 June 2013 1:57 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular