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Hospital plots $122 million return

Hospital plots $122 million return

Friday, 2 August 2013 4:40 a.m. by MediaStuff

St George's Hospital has unveiled plans for a $122 million redevelopment of their facilities.

Council to approve Sign of the Takahe repairs

Council to approve Sign of the Takahe repairs

Thursday, 1 August 2013 11:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

Repair plans for the historic Sign of the Takahe are expected to be approved by the Christchurch City Council.

Learn about affordable housing and community land trusts

Learn about affordable housing and community land trusts

Thursday, 1 August 2013 5:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: CCC offices, Hereford Street Time: August 19, 12:30- 1.30pm Description: Dr Louise Crabtree, a visiting scholar hosted by Lincoln University, will give a talk on Community Land Trusts and affordable housing. She has been involved with such trusts in …

Write your quake experiences on the Temple walls

Write your quake experiences on the Temple walls

Thursday, 1 August 2013 5:05 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch people will be invited to write their earthquake experiences, or anything else they wish to let go of, on the walls of the Temple for Christchurch before the temple is burnt to the ground to symbolise release and moving …

Outcasts go to UN over loss of mail

'Outcasts' go to UN over loss of mail

Thursday, 1 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch red zoners angry at losing postal services have lodged a formal complaint with the United Nations in a bid to get them back.

Levelling begins on wonky art gallery

Levelling begins on wonky art gallery

Thursday, 1 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work to re-level Christchurch's wonky art gallery is under way.

Frustrated red zoners to fix own roads

Frustrated red zoners to fix own roads

Thursday, 1 August 2013 4:57 p.m. by Media3News

A group of long-term red zoners are vowing to fix their quake-damaged roads by themselves.

One month to build a Temple!

One month to build a Temple!

Thursday, 1 August 2013 4:12 p.m. by TempleforChCh

Today is the 1st of August- The Temple opens in one month. Time is flying by with lots of work still to do onsite. On Saturday we held an ‘Open House’ event, telling people about the Temple, collecting donations for auction and starting our volunteer call-out campaign. Thanks to everyone who came, and to those who have contributed items for auction so far. The items for auction have been listed on trademe (though there’s still room for more- contact kat@templeforchristchurch.or ...

Repairs start on Christchurch Art Gallery

Repairs start on Christchurch Art Gallery

Thursday, 1 August 2013 11:27 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Earthquake repair work has started on the Christchurch Art Gallery, the first of Christchurch City Council's existing major facilities to have work begin on it.

Day 892 - Garlands Rd site plan revised

Day 892 - Garlands Rd site plan revised

Thursday, 1 August 2013 10:34 a.m. by addingtonaction

Architect Max



Ian Simpson returns to Campbell Live

Ian Simpson returns to Campbell Live

Thursday, 1 August 2013 10:08 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Day 892 - web traffic rises steeply

Day 892 - web traffic rises steeply

Thursday, 1 August 2013 9:57 a.m. by addingtonaction

Web traffic to www.addingtonaction.org.nz continues to rise

Main Road, Sumner – Night works delayed due to unfavourable conditions on detour route

Main Road, Sumner – Night works delayed due to unfavourable conditions on detour route

Thursday, 1 August 2013 9:07 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to unfavourable weather conditions (low fog)  on the detour route over Summit Road for the Main Road Sumner work, which started on July 28th, work was halted by the contractors for safety reasons this week.  The work will continue as …

Temporary Ferrymead Bridge resurfacing – start of night works delayed

Temporary Ferrymead Bridge resurfacing – start of night works delayed

Thursday, 1 August 2013 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Resurfacing, which was to start last week, on Ferrymead Bridge has been delayed and is expected to commence nightly from 8pm Sunday 4th August. The bridge will be reduced to one lane with a stop/go traffic system in place between 8pm and 6am …

Merivale 1894 church demolished

Merivale 1894 church demolished

Thursday, 1 August 2013 2:55 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch has lost another heritage building - the Chinese Methodist Church.

Tour takes in residential red zone

Tour takes in residential red zone

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 11:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

Red Bus is not the only company to cash in on Christchurch's burgeoning earthquake sight-seeing market.

Tour takes in residential red zone

Tour takes in residential red zone

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 11:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Red Bus is not the only company to cash in on Christchurch's burgeoning earthquake sight-seeing market.

Most amazing earthquake sights ever

'Most amazing earthquake sights ever'

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 11:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Red Bus is not the only company to cash in on Christchurch's burgeoning earthquake sightseeing market.

Most amazing earthquake sights ever

'Most amazing earthquake sights ever'

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 11:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

Red Bus is not the only company to cash in on Christchurch's burgeoning earthquake sightseeing market.

EQC cuts costs with lower standards

EQC cuts costs with lower standards

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 8:46 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

EQC cuts costs with lower standards by Simon Munro and John Goddard, stuff.co.nz

NZ Post cuts red zone service

NZ Post cuts red zone service

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 4:58 p.m. by Media3News

New Zealand Post is ending deliveries in the Christchurch red zone, despite the fact several hundred people still live there.

Day 891 - friends meet

Day 891 - friends meet

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

met over coffee yesterday at Addington Coffee Co-op to discuss taking on an increasing range of jobs and involving more people as they do it.

is an organised group of supporters of Addington Action made up of people who are not eligible to be Addington Action members and have no vote over what Addington Action does. is run autonomously by the group who choose what support projects they would like to take on and they are doing a really great job.

It's a bit like the situation wh ...

Day 891 - friends

Day 891 - friends

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 4:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

met over coffee yesterday at Addington Coffee Co-op to discuss taking on increasing range of jobs and involving more people as they do it.

is an organised group of supporters of Addington Action made up of people who are not eligible to be Addington Action members and have no vote over what Addington Action does. It is run autonomously by the group who choose what support projects they would like to take on and they are doing a great job.

Its a bit like the situation where musici ...

Day 891 - 511 fruit and veggie packs today

Day 891 - 511 fruit and veggie packs today

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 3:22 p.m. by addingtonaction

A big chocolate slab cake was eaten today by 45 members of the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op for packing 511 orders today going over 500 orders for the first time.

The next cake will be for reaching 600.

CCDU to hire new managers

CCDU to hire new managers

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 3:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

More grunt is being brought in to boost the rebuild in a Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) restructure.

Deadline arrives for some Christchurch red zones

Deadline arrives for some Christchurch red zones

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 2:44 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Wednesday marks the deadline for the majority of homeowners in Christchurch's residential red zone to leave their land.

EQC cuts costs with lower standards

EQC cuts costs with lower standards

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 1:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has been accused of inaccurately assessing the floor levels of thousands of houses after hiring unqualified surveyors using inadequate measuring methods.

Women’s Self Development Course

Women’s Self Development Course

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:52 p.m. by AnxietySupport

  This course offers an opportunity to enhance your sense of self worth. You will learn more aobut your physical, mental and spiritual health. Ideal for clarifying your ideas and learning to care for yourself more effectively. This course is provided by the Next Step Centre for Women at C.P.I.T. Date: Tuesdays from 13th August...

Deadline arrives for Christchurchs residential red zone

Deadline arrives for Christchurch's residential red zone

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:20 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Wednesday marks the deadline for the majority of homeowners in Christchurch's residential red zone to leave their land.

Cosgrove riled by EQC letter

Cosgrove riled by EQC letter

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

Labour's Earthquake Commission (EQC) spokesman says the agency is treating earthquake victims with "contempt and obstruction" after it seems to have backtracked on a $24,000 request for information.

Christchurch rebuild tour launched

Christchurch rebuild tour launched

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:07 p.m. by MediaThePress





Christchurchs new $29 rebuild tour

Christchurch's new $29 rebuild tour

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:07 p.m. by MediaThePress



CCDU restructure in the wind???

CCDU restructure in the wind???

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 8:55 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

A very interesting article in the latest Business South article by Chris Hutching: Property Council welcomes restructure:  (turn to page 2.)  Link Here:  http://waterfordpress.co.nz/Publications/Business+South.html In particular the statement from Connal Townsend, CEO NZ Property Council that “the CCDU model has …

Families criticise court action on CTV probe

Families criticise court action on CTV probe

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 8:38 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Family members of people who died in the collapse of Christchurch's CTV building are criticising the engineer whose company designed the building for trying to stop an investigation into his work.

City must be lively and attractive

City must be lively and attractive

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 8:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Attracting, harnessing and retaining new skills is the challenge for Christchurch as it seeks to create a sustainable future.

CERA - updated Cabinet Papers and Minutes

CERA - updated Cabinet Papers and Minutes

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 6:27 a.m. by avonsidechch

CERA yesterday updated its page of Cabinet Papers and Minutes (here). A quick check indicates that the changes fall into four categories. The first is replacing unsigned documents with signed copies. The second is updated versions with some or all of the information that was withheld in the past. Third is where a larger paper has now been broken down into a separate document, and the fourth new

Changes for Christchurchs rebuild unit

Changes for Christchurch's rebuild unit

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

With a restructure imminent at the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU), city leaders have called for major changes within the organisation.

New-look for Christchurch rebuild unit

New-look for Christchurch rebuild unit

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

With a restructure imminent at the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU), city leaders have called for major changes within the organisation.

New building a hit with tenants

New building a hit with tenants

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 2:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

A building being developed by car dealer Paul Kelly in Christchurch's Moorhouse Ave has been almost fully leased even before it is finished.





Inquiries continue despite CTV engineers court action

Inquiries continue despite CTV engineer's court action

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 9:44 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The professional body for structural engineers is continuing to investigate an engineer whose company designed Christchurch's CTV building despite his attempts to stop this.

CTV inquiries continue despite court action

CTV inquiries continue despite court action

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 9:44 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The professional body for structural engineers is continuing to investigate an engineer whose company designed Christchurch's CTV building despite his attempts to stop this.

Keeping EQC to its word in Christchurch

Keeping EQC to its word in Christchurch

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 8:49 p.m. by Media3News

Just over three months ago EQC made a promise it would make contact with every single Christchurch claimant within 90 days. So have they?

CTV engineer takes court action over inquiries

CTV engineer takes court action over inquiries

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 5:22 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The professional body for structural engineers is continuing to investigate an engineer whose company designed Christchurch's CTV building despite his attempts to stop this.

CTV engineer tries to stop investigation

CTV engineer tries to stop investigation

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 5:22 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The professional body for structural engineers is continuing to investigate an engineer whose company designed Christchurch's CTV building despite his attempts to stop this.

Yoga/pilates fitness class

Yoga/pilates fitness class

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 4:08 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Robyn Alderson is a non-profit, independent, community fitness instructor offering Yoga/Pilates pre-choreographed fitness classes in St Albans twice a week. The classes are held at Colleen Murray Dance studio at 520 Cranford Street from 6.30pm on Wednesdays and 8.30am on …

Montreal Street between Chester and Salisbury Streets – lane reduction – expect delays

Montreal Street between Chester and Salisbury Streets – lane reduction – expect delays

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 3:44 p.m. by Transport4chch

Montreal Street between Chester and Salisbury Streets will be reduced to one lane to allow wastewater works to take place The single-lane capacity will result in congestion during peak hours and we strongly encourage road users to take alternative routes North. …

New operations centre to manage Christchurch’s transport network

New operations centre to manage Christchurch’s transport network

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 3:30 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Christchurch’s new Christchurch Transport Operations Centre has today been launched to improve travel in the city by helping to keep all road users better informed with up-to-date travel information on road works, travel delays, detours and road closures. A partnership …

Day 890 - co-op buy

Day 890 - co-op buy

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 3:26 p.m. by addingtonaction

The buy for the packing at the co-op tomorrow is (crates and cartons). Bought by Craig

Banana 39
Grapes (black) 58 one pack each)
Pears 28 (DC's. Lovely pears. Skin marks but don't transfer into the fruit. Just the way a DC pear is. Lovely and juicy)
Yams 13 (one crate of 20 kg and five crates of 15kg)
Pumpkin 32 (one each)
Carrots 26 (already packed into 1kg bags. One bag each)
Cauliflower 64 (one each)
Oranges 26  (note – Other hubs have grapefruit instead)

Day 890 successful wrap around group training workshop

Day 890 successful wrap around group training workshop

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 3:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

17 people came to the Healthy Christchurch lunchtime seminar today about the Addington Action free home repair programme for uninsured residents.

The talk covered
A detailed explanation was given of how the repair process will be organised and the role of Wrap Around Groups as the place of first contact for residents requiring this service. This was done by using a job board (kanban board) to show the flow of repair jobs alonmg a timeline.

There was a great Q & A session wit ...

Theatre club for home-schoolers

Theatre club for home-schoolers

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 2:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Are you home-schooling your children? Does your child have a dramatic streaK? Send them to Louise Glossop’s Theatre Club at Abberley Park Hall on Thursday afternoons from 1.30-2.30pm. “The sessions start with a warm-up followed by drama games, and end …

Theatre club for children

Theatre club for children

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 2:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Does your child have a dramatic streaK? Send them to Louise Glossop’s Theatre Club at Abberley Park Hall on Thursday afternoons from 1.30-2.30pm. “The sessions start with a warm-up followed by drama games, and end with a rehearsal of a …

EQConnects - July 2013

EQConnects - July 2013

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 2:10 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Uni building shuts because of quake risk

Uni building shuts because of quake risk

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 1:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

Almost 40 University of Canterbury staff and postgraduate students were moved out of their building today after engineers found it did not meet building code requirements.

CTV engineer taking legal action to stop investigation

CTV engineer taking legal action to stop investigation

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:16 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The engineer whose company designed Christchurch's CTV building is taking legal action to stop an investigation into his professional background.

CTV engineer tries to block investigation

CTV engineer tries to block investigation

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 10:05 a.m. by Media3News

The man who oversaw the design of Christchurch's ill-fated CTV building is attempting to block an official investigation.

Design timeline on target

Design timeline on target

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's central-city blueprint took 100 days to design, but what progress has been made in a year

Expert hails Catholic cathedral

Expert hails Catholic cathedral

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Catholic cathedral is "sophisticated architecture on the grand scale", an architectural historian says.

CTV engineer fights probe

CTV engineer fights probe

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch engineer whose firm designed the deadly CTV building is trying to stop an investigation of his engineering activities by the Institution of Professional Engineers (Ipenz).