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Halfway mark for horizontal infrastructure rebuild

Halfway mark for horizontal infrastructure rebuild

Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:30 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Over 5000 red zoned houses now cleared

Over 5000 red zoned houses now cleared

Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:22 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Red zone demolitions almost complete

Red zone demolitions almost complete

Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:04 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Around 5000 homes have been demolished as quake authorities continue to clear Christchurch's red-zones.

EQC reviews customer interactions

EQC reviews customer interactions

Thursday, 14 August 2014 11:25 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Does Christchurch have a rat problem?

Does Christchurch have a rat problem?

Thursday, 14 August 2014 8:10 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Reports of rats marauding the fringes of Christchurch's residential red zone and beyond have some residents crying plague.

Homeowner - at 3degC - is over EQC

Homeowner - at 3degC - is over EQC

Thursday, 14 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Ken Keir was happy when he was paid out $113,000 by the Earthquake Commission after the February 2011 quake.

Approach to Key advances EQC claim

Approach to Key advances EQC claim

Thursday, 14 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Any doubts Paulette Barr had about confronting Prime Minister John Key over her insurance woes have diminished after some welcome news.

CTV News - Flood Task Force

CTV News - Flood Task Force

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:51 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News - Greens Transport

CTV News - Greens Transport

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:35 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News - Rangiora Town Hall

CTV News - Rangiora Town Hall

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:05 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Colombo/Armagh intersection – from 14th August

Colombo/Armagh intersection – from 14th August

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 4:27 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users are advised that from the 14th August at the Armagh/Colombo intersection: Northbound on Colombo Street will be detoured via Gloucester Street, Oxford Tce, and Armagh Street. Southbound on Colombo Street will be detoured via Cambridge Tce and Manchester Street. …

CCC Building Consents….

CCC Building Consents….

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 3:34 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

What an unhelpful meeting with Building consents that was.  

Gap Filler helping Auckland Council

Gap Filler helping Auckland Council

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 2:06 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler just spent a couple of weeks in Auckland doing work to provide a series of recommendations to Auckland Council regarding a proposed ‘Place Activation Programme’. They’re developing this programme to help facilitate a more pro-active population in the city to increase community pride and the sense of Auckland as a dynamic place to […]

Flooding Taskforce to deliver final progress report on short-term flood mitigation measures

Flooding Taskforce to deliver final progress report on short-term flood mitigation measures

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 2:04 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Mayoral Flood Taskforce will deliver its final progress report to the Council this Thursday 14 August, outlining short-term flood defence measures that will protect houses in the hardest-hit areas of Christchurch.

UC reopens remediated and renamed Registry (Matariki) building

UC reopens remediated and renamed Registry (Matariki) building

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 12:39 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

UC staff are moving back into the fully-remediated Registry building, which has been renamed Matariki.

Community Committee talks heritage

Community Committee talks heritage

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:05 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Christchurch City Council’s Community Committee met today and considered a number of items including:  

Principals past get on with their lives

Principals past get on with their lives

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 9:23 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Building places to soothe the spirit

Building places to soothe the spirit

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 9:10 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

More than three years after the big quakes, people are still not keen to go back into town. Some have never returned.

Serious Fraud Office probing rebuild fraud

Serious Fraud Office probing rebuild fraud

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has confirmed it is investigating three separate cases of alleged rebuild-related fraud in Christchurch.

Council holds out on church repair bid

Council holds out on church repair bid

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

City councillors are holding off giving the Anglican Church a grant to fix an old school building until they get more information about what its plans are for the other historic buildings it owns, including the Cathedral.

Rangiora Farmers Demolition

Rangiora Farmers Demolition

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 5:33 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Who should pay for community centres?

Who should pay for community centres?

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 4:09 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Christchurch City Council funding is not in good shape for the rebuild, or so we have been told, with a $900 million shortfall. 

East shaping up as ‘an amazing giant waterpark’

East shaping up as ‘an amazing giant waterpark’

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 12:56 p.m. by EasternVision Popular

The eastern suburbs could become ‘an amazing giant waterpark playground’, says Rev Peter Beck one of the people behind Eastern Vision’s EVO::SPACE website.

THEMES:  – When Panic Attacks!!!!!!!

THEMES: – When Panic Attacks!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 12:21 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Wednesday August 27th 2014: Angie Spencer, CDHB Anxiety Disorders Service

Bringing Benchmark Homes Festival of Cycling back to Christchurch

Bringing Benchmark Homes Festival of Cycling back to Christchurch

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 12:13 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Liveable City plan treats existing residents as expendable

Liveable City plan treats existing residents as expendable

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 10:38 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Red-zone fires treated as suspicious

Red-zone fires treated as suspicious

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 9:56 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The Fire Service is treating two fires at red-zoned properties in Christchurch as suspicious.

Greens propose Christchurch transport overhaul

Greens propose Christchurch transport overhaul

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 9:38 a.m. by Media3News Popular

The Green Party has proposed a massive $462M overhaul of Christchurch's transport infrastructure.

88 house checks and still waiting

88 house checks and still waiting

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Four years and 88 house assessments since the September 2010 earthquake, Gavin Johnstone is still fighting to have his Mairehau home repaired.

Phillipstown School Update

Phillipstown School Update

Monday, 11 August 2014 9:40 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Lynched - Garry Moore - Monday 11 August

Lynched - Garry Moore - Monday 11 August

Monday, 11 August 2014 8:56 p.m. by ChrisLynch Popular

What makes a community centre?

What makes a community centre?

Monday, 11 August 2014 8:23 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Is a building with rooms for hire to community groups a ‘community centre’? 

CTV News   Monday 11 August

CTV News Monday 11 August

Monday, 11 August 2014 6:56 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Christchurch Quantity Surveyor Warns Homeowners to Beware

Christchurch Quantity Surveyor Warns Homeowners to Beware

Monday, 11 August 2014 4:27 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch Quantity Surveyor Warns Homeowners to Beware

EQConnects - August 2014

EQConnects - August 2014

Monday, 11 August 2014 4:15 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Proposed design concepts for Transport Projects approved for consultation

Proposed design concepts for Transport Projects approved for consultation

Monday, 11 August 2014 3:23 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council’s Earthquake Recovery Committee of the Whole today endorsed proposed concept designs for two transport projects and gave the go-ahead to start public engagement on them.

Want to dream up a creative, kid’s workshop with Gap Filler support?

Want to dream up a creative, kid’s workshop with Gap Filler support?

Monday, 11 August 2014 3:22 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Filler is creating an opportunity for an artist to design and host a family-friendly workshop for young people aged between 10-14 years.  

Graffiti Art Home - CTV News 08/08/14

Graffiti Art Home - CTV News 08/08/14

Monday, 11 August 2014 12:46 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Construction begins on merged Lyttelton Primary School

Construction begins on merged Lyttelton Primary School

Monday, 11 August 2014 8:58 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Govt creatively accounting for rebuild

Govt 'creatively accounting' for rebuild

Monday, 11 August 2014 8:30 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

NZ First leader Winston Peters has accused the Government of deceit on the cost of the Christchurch rebuild and on foreign land ownership.

Fake engineer worked on Queensland projects

Fake engineer worked on Queensland projects

Sunday, 10 August 2014 8:23 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Engineering projects across Queensland have had to be reassessed after a fake engineer, who worked on the CTV building that collapsed in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, worked on them using a fake name and qualifications.

Experts want to save the cathedral

Experts want to save the cathedral

Saturday, 9 August 2014 2:14 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Christ Church Cathedral is the emblem of the city it stands in but its future looks bleak. A restoration expert, an architect and an architectural historian tell that it is too valuable to be demolished.

Magnitude 3.8 quake near Christchurch

Magnitude 3.8 quake near Christchurch

Saturday, 9 August 2014 11:09 a.m. by Media3News Popular

A magnitude 3.8 quake has been recorded near Christchurch.

Amputees dream walk

Amputee's dream walk

Saturday, 9 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Double amputee Stacey Herbert still dreams of walking down the aisle.

Double amputee dreams of walking down the aisle

Double amputee dreams of walking down the aisle

Saturday, 9 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Double amputee Stacey Herbert still dreams of walking down the aisle.

Builders face a litany of complaints

Builders face a litany of complaints

Saturday, 9 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Poor workmanship, broken promises, constantly changing staff, unpaid bills and lack of progress on new builds.

Centre precincts $500m price tag queried

Centre precinct's $500m price tag queried

Saturday, 9 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government will fund and own Christchurch's new convention centre, with private partners taking care of the surrounding precinct.

Defeated Cantabrian take a stand

Defeated Cantabrian take a stand

Friday, 8 August 2014 6:26 p.m. by Media3News Popular

After bumping into the Prime Minister, Paulette Barr decided she needed to tell him her endless wait for her quake damaged home.

CTV NEWS WEEK IN REVIEW - Saturday 9th August

CTV NEWS WEEK IN REVIEW - Saturday 9th August

Friday, 8 August 2014 6:09 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Bus detours 10th/11th August

Bus detours 10th/11th August

Friday, 8 August 2014 4:33 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

SUNDAY 10 AUGUST Road: Garlands Rd Route : 23 Hyde Park / Woolston Info: ​On Sunday night from 7pm onwards all buses travelling towards Woolston will detour away from Garlands Rd while road works are carried out. Buses will detour …

Outside the CBD – from Monday 11th August

Outside the CBD – from Monday 11th August

Friday, 8 August 2014 3:55 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

New Brighton Road – reopened to two-way traffic this week near the Avondale Bridge. Avonside Drive – closed between Stanmore Road and Linwood Ave. Linwood Ave – lane closed on Linwood Ave between Kidbrooke St and Dyers Road. The left-turning slip …

Stranges Lane opens in central city

Stranges Lane opens in central city

Friday, 8 August 2014 3:16 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Stranges Lane and its three new restaurants opened early this morning without a hitch - despite hail on the tables.�

Central City – from Monday 11th August

Central City – from Monday 11th August

Friday, 8 August 2014 2:49 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

New: Colombo Street – northbound only between Gloucester Street and Manchester Street.   Antigua Street one way northbound only between Moorhouse Ave and Halkett Street. Armagh Street westbound only between Barbadoes Street and Madras Street. Madras Street down to one lane from …

CBD – Available Routes Map 8th August – 16th August

CBD – Available Routes Map 8th August – 16th August

Friday, 8 August 2014 1:40 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Please click here to download the network map - Available Routes Map    

Air Force Museum venue recognised in Canterbury Awards finals

Air Force Museum venue recognised in Canterbury Awards finals

Friday, 8 August 2014 11:04 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Air Force Museum, together with its partner Vbase, has been recognised as a Tourism/Hospitality Finalist in the 2014 Champion Canterbury Business Awards.

Convention centre will cost $500 million

Convention centre will cost $500 million

Friday, 8 August 2014 10:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

Taxpayers will contribute $284 million to the Christchurch Convention Centre due to open in 2017.

Convention Centre good news for tourism

Convention Centre good news for tourism

Friday, 8 August 2014 9:06 a.m. by TourismChCh Popular

Website Map Changes

Website Map Changes

Friday, 8 August 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Recently changes were made to the TransportforChristchurch website map to show only road works, road closures, events and incidents if they: Are on a strategic route* and Have or are likely to have an impact on road users’ journeys (e.g. delays, …