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The Protests at the Art Gallery/CERA Headquarters March 2011…. for the record…

The Protests at the Art Gallery/CERA Headquarters March 2011…. for the record…

Sunday, 25 September 2016 9:26 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

I note that my original post for the protest at the Art gallery has been removed by the powers that be, it was less than complimentary of Minister Brownlee’s behaviour.  

Treasury report marks up Christchurch rebuild projects

Treasury report marks up Christchurch rebuild projects

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 6:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Treasury has bumped up its marks for the central Christchurch rebuild, following breakthroughs on some projects.

Christchurch City council talking to town hall insurers - again

Christchurch City council talking to town hall insurers - again

Monday, 19 September 2016 12:02 p.m. by MediaHerald

The city council is busy negotiating with an insurer again - this time over the town hall.A $20 million renovation project, including upgrade of bars and the James Hay Theatre, was underway when the earthquakes struck.

Preliminary Design of Metro Sports Facility released

Preliminary Design of Metro Sports Facility released

Monday, 12 September 2016 10:45 a.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Featured Popular

 

Gap Filler Update September 2016

Gap Filler Update September 2016

Monday, 5 September 2016 4:41 p.m. by GapFiller

 

CTOC advises drivers to plan ahead during traffic light work

CTOC advises drivers to plan ahead during traffic light work

Monday, 5 September 2016 11:14 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) is taking measures to minimise traffic interruptions in preparation for a scheduled traffic signals communication outage in Christchurch's CBD tomorrow (Tuesday 6 September) and Wednesday 7 September.

Calder Stewart to develop major HOYTS cinema complex in Christchurch CBD

Calder Stewart to develop major HOYTS cinema complex in Christchurch CBD

Friday, 26 August 2016 4:31 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

August 26 2016 - Calder Stewart

Leighs Cockram Joint Venture Ltd. to proceed with Metro Sports Facility

Leighs Cockram Joint Venture Ltd. to proceed with Metro Sports Facility

Friday, 26 August 2016 4:04 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Popular

Ōtākaro Limited has selected Leighs Cockram Joint Venture Ltd. to proceed as the single ECI (Early Contractor Involvement) contractor for the next design stage of the Metro Sports Facility, an aquatic and indoor sports and leisure venue that will grow participation in sport and recreation in Canterbury and provide facilities to support athlete high-performance. Construction of the facility will be managed by Ōtākaro Limited, and construction will be jointly funded by the Crown and the Christchur ...

Johnny Moore: Christchurch risks becoming a beige dystopia

Johnny Moore: Christchurch risks becoming a 'beige dystopia'

Thursday, 25 August 2016 9:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

Are we rebuilding the city centre we dreamed of?

First choral performance in new venue, The Piano

First choral performance in new venue, The Piano

Thursday, 18 August 2016 9:22 a.m. by PRNews Popular

First choral performance in new venue, The Piano

Crown company Otakaro Ltd not a public office

Crown company Otakaro Ltd not a 'public office'

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 2:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new Crown company doesn't have to abide by public record-keeping standards, despite being in charge of millions of dollars of taxpayers' money.

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD, High Street Saga gets ugly…

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD, High Street Saga gets ugly…

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 6:43 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

My Gosh the saga continues, now the truth starts to come out. It is ugly. I had prepared a blog weeks ago regarding this issue, which I have just had to trash as this latest Press article is a beauty.  …

Noel Leeming open new South Island flagship store in Christchurch

Noel Leeming open new South Island flagship store in Christchurch

Thursday, 4 August 2016 5:53 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

How not to Repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD- now its road works time -CCC & Fulton Hogan

How not to Repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD- now its road works time -CCC & Fulton Hogan

Thursday, 21 July 2016 4:28 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Just when a retail colleague and I were jointly preparing to open up our temporary retail pop-up shop,  to quit some stock before Christmas, the Christchurch City Council and Fulton Hogan Contractors decide to dig up our intersection on the corner of High/St Asaph and Madras Street.   Fine and dandy.

Site blessing and ground breaking for Christchurch Outpatients Building

Site blessing and ground breaking for Christchurch Outpatients Building

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 12:43 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

Canterbury District Health Board Chair, Murray Cleverley, and the Christchurch Hospital chaplains led a site blessing and ground breaking ceremony this morning, (Monday, 18 July) on the site of the new Christchurch Outpatients building.

Gap Filler wins International Award

Gap Filler wins International Award

Friday, 8 July 2016 1:05 p.m. by GapFiller Featured Popular

Some facts about the 181 High Street McKenzie & Willis building development

Some facts about the 181 High Street McKenzie & Willis building development

Tuesday, 5 July 2016 4:49 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Good stuff is happening at the top end of High Street area.

How NOT to rebuild Christchurch

How NOT to rebuild Christchurch

Friday, 1 July 2016 10:19 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Jeepers, oh what fun…  

Johnny Moore: High St stoush is closed-shop behaviour

Johnny Moore: High St stoush is 'closed-shop behaviour'

Thursday, 30 June 2016 6:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Selling booze in the Innovation Precinct allows me to benefit from all the construction going on. Those hard working tradies need a cold beer at the end of the day don't they?

Work to begin soon on Convention Centre site

Work to begin soon on Convention Centre site

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 4:15 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Featured Popular

With early design and master planning stages successfully completed, Ōtākaro Limited is looking forward to taking the lead in an exciting new phase for Christchurch’s Convention Centre Precinct project.

City Blueprint in tatters

City Blueprint in tatters

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 2:43 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: Lincoln University

How not to repair a Heritage Precinct in the Christchurch CBD

How not to repair a Heritage Precinct in the Christchurch CBD

Friday, 24 June 2016 8:01 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

I had heard whispers that this was happening.  A very interesting article by NICK TRUEBRIDGE    23.6.16 “Christchurch development figures start new company, launch High Court proceedings” Christchurch at its worst.  A group of “well connected” City businessmen trying to protect …

First Stage of The Terraces Officially Opens

First Stage of The Terraces Officially Opens

Thursday, 23 June 2016 2:55 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Recommended Popular

Christchurch’s new urban waterfront is beginning to take shape with the official opening of the first stage of The Terraces.

First anchor tenant opens in Christchurch Innovation Precinct

First anchor tenant opens in Christchurch Innovation Precinct

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 11:00 a.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Millions more for delayed convention centre

Millions more for delayed convention centre

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 3:48 p.m. by MeganWoods Popular

Megan Woods

WATCH: The Town Hall project - one year down, two to go

WATCH: The Town Hall project - one year down, two to go

Monday, 13 June 2016 9:20 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

 

Arts Centres Great Hall reopening

Arts Centre's Great Hall reopening

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 2:06 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Featured Popular

 

Third strike for Brownlee from Treasury

Third strike for Brownlee from Treasury

Thursday, 2 June 2016 1:21 p.m. by MeganWoods

Release: New Zealand Labour Party

Transforming Manchester Street

Transforming Manchester Street

Monday, 16 May 2016 12:20 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Popular

Work gets underway this week on the Manchester Street transport project, which is part of An Accessible City – the transport Chapter of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan.

Christchurch urged to get behind South Frame Project

Christchurch urged to get behind South Frame Project

Friday, 6 May 2016 4:29 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

How not to repair a Heritage Street In the Christchurch CBD

How not to repair a Heritage Street In the Christchurch CBD

Sunday, 3 April 2016 11:40 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Oh the irony. How delicious…. On one hand we have the very public spectacle of a building owner in New Regent Street facing public condemnation from the other building owners about her reticence to repair her units in the New …

Solution found to coordinate tram and construction

Solution found to coordinate tram and construction

Thursday, 24 March 2016 11:38 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Agreement has been reached to keep the trams operating while paving work is completed on the section of track through Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct’s The Terraces, says Christchurch Central Development Unit Director Baden Ewart.

New Central Library ready to go

New Central Library ready to go

Monday, 14 March 2016 12:15 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Memorial Wall animated fly-through

Memorial Wall animated fly-through

Friday, 11 March 2016 1:40 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

View the animated fly-through of the Memorial Wall to visualise how the Memorial will look once it is complete.

Earthquake Memorial North Bank time lapse

Earthquake Memorial North Bank time lapse

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 5:07 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The North Bank of the Earthquake Memorial was opened on February 22. This time-lapse shows 3 months of work that went into its creation, including the final planting day involving the bereaved families and those who were seriously injured in the quake. The Memorial’s South Bank work is about to get underway and will be completed for the February 22 commemoration next year.

Work starts on New Regent Street building repairs

Work starts on New Regent Street building repairs

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 4:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Work to repair five dangerous buildings on New Regent Street is scheduled to begin tomorrow.

Speed limit changes for Central City

Speed limit changes for Central City

Wednesday, 2 March 2016 1:51 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

From 12 March 2016 the speed limit for the heart of Christchurch's Central City will change to 30km/h to provide safer, more user friendly and enjoyable ways for people to travel.

Tram resumes visits to New Regent Street

Tram resumes visits to New Regent Street

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 6:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

This morning, a tram began using an alternative route from New Regent Street along Worcester Boulevard to the Arts Centre after cordons were last week placed around five buildings on New Regent Street.

Update on New Regent Street buildings

Update on New Regent Street buildings

Monday, 29 February 2016 9:52 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council staff today (Friday 26 February) met with the owner of five properties on New Regent Street that have been classified as dangerous and earthquake prone.

Spark Bikes at the Bus Interchange

Spark Bikes at the Bus Interchange

Friday, 26 February 2016 11:46 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The Bus Interchange is a modern transport hub and the addition of a bike share station means locals and tourists have another transport option for travelling around the central city. From the Bus Interchange locals could use the bikes to commute to their work or leisure destinations, while tourists could travel to the Bus Interchange and then explore the city by bike.

Council addresses safety concerns on New Regent Street

Council addresses safety concerns on New Regent Street

Thursday, 25 February 2016 9:53 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is taking steps to make sure people visiting and working in New Regent Street remain safe after concerns were raised about five privately owned buildings.

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD Part 173

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD Part 173

Saturday, 20 February 2016 8:22 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Well here we are, 5 years on since the February 2011 earthquake that decimated Christchurch.  On Monday there will be tears shed, politicians will say soothing words and the verbosity will flow.  (I notice this morning that we have lots …

Announcing the Otakaro Orchard – Community Garden and Food Hub

Announcing the Otakaro Orchard – Community Garden and Food Hub

Saturday, 13 February 2016 12:30 p.m. by GovtCCDU Featured Popular

Margaret Mahy Family Playground - time lapse footage 25 January - 8 February 2016

Margaret Mahy Family Playground - time lapse footage 25 January - 8 February 2016

Friday, 12 February 2016 5:03 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

This time lapse footage shows activity at the Margaret Mahy Family Playground during the last two weeks of the school holidays.
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The role of the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) is to lead the rebuild of Christchurch central. CCDU is part of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA). CCDU is delivering the vision in the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan for a distinctive, vibrant and green 21st century city. Find out more about us ...

Derelict building to make way for central Christchurchs post-quake rebuild

Derelict building to make way for central Christchurch's post-quake rebuild

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 10:07 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

In a major breakthrough for Christchurch's Cathedral Square, the old BNZ House is coming down to make way for a major new development.

Margaret Mahy Family Playground one month on 22nd January 2016

Margaret Mahy Family Playground one month on 22nd January 2016

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 12:50 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, John Ombler, talks about the Margaret Mahy Family Playground. one month on from its opening before Christmas.

How not to repair a heritage building in Christchurch CBD part 172

How not to repair a heritage building in Christchurch CBD part 172

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 10:16 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

So What is new in High Street? Well Rangiora’s High Street is moving forward with its re-development.  Lucky them. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/north-canterbury/75734380/rangioras-high-street-developments-taking-shape There is noticeable progress on the rebuild on the Mckenzie & Willis site, behind us. I believe this is due …

Design and location of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Design and location of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 10:11 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

CERA Development Director, Rob Kerr, introduces the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial and its designer, Grega Vezjak, who shares his vision for the Memorial. We hope you enjoy this poignant insight into the location for the Memorial, the design and design selection process.

East Frame Spectrum Artwork

East Frame Spectrum Artwork

Thursday, 24 December 2015 10:45 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Street artist Vexta created this mural on Cashel Street in the East Frame as part of the Spectrum street art festival. Spectrum runs until 17 April 2017 at the YMCA.

East Frame development gets final approval

East Frame development gets final approval

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 11:06 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Official opening of the Margaret Mahy Family Playground

Official opening of the Margaret Mahy Family Playground

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 2:32 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The Margaret Mahy Family Playground was officially opened on Tuesday 22 December 2015

Margaret Mahy Family Playground Opening 22 December 2015

Margaret Mahy Family Playground Opening 22 December 2015

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 3:06 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The opening of the new Margaret Mahy Family Playground next week will allow Christchurch’s children to enjoy the new facility throughout the summer holidays.

South Frame Mural Timelapse - short version

South Frame Mural Timelapse - short version

Friday, 11 December 2015 3:43 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The South Frame will become a new destination for art and creativity. Street artist Elliot Francis Stewart creates a mural on Mollett Street as part of the Spectrum street art festival, December 2015.

South Frame Mural Timelapse

South Frame Mural Timelapse

Thursday, 10 December 2015 3:44 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The South Frame will become a new destination for art and creativity. Street artist Elliot Frances Stewart creates a mural on Mollett Street as part of the Spectrum street art festival, December 2015.

Restless Forest begins its journey

Restless Forest begins its journey

Saturday, 5 December 2015 11:02 a.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

Greening the Rubble launched their latest and most innovative project, #TheRestlessForest on Wednesday 2 December – a truly transitional native garden that tells its own story.

Changes for St Asaph Street recommended

Changes for St Asaph Street recommended

Thursday, 3 December 2015 3:20 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council meets next week to consider the Council’s Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee’s recommendation to approve traffic changes for St Asaph Street that include a separated cycleway on the south side of the street.