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More central city parking for Christmas

More central city parking for Christmas

Thursday, 11 December 2014 4:37 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

People heading into the central city to shop and celebrate the festive season will find it easier to get a park, with nearly 400 new car parks available in the lead up to Christmas.

Support for Development Authority to fast track rebuild

Support for Development Authority to fast track rebuild

Friday, 5 December 2014 7:16 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council today agreed in principle to set up a Development Authority to speed up the rebuild and help attract private sector funding for major projects.

More than 6000 participate in Smart Choices campaign

More than 6000 participate in Smart Choices campaign

Thursday, 4 December 2014 7:25 p.m. by GovtCCC

More than 6000 people participated in the Christchurch City Council’s campaign to learn more about the city’s financial issues and its Long Term Plan.

Call for contractor interest in Convention Centre

Call for contractor interest in Convention Centre

Friday, 28 November 2014 4:08 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Another step has been taken towards the build of Christchurch’s new Convention Centre Precinct with an early call for interest from contractors.

CTV News - Justice Precinct

CTV News - Justice Precinct

Thursday, 27 November 2014 6:58 p.m. by MediaCTV

State-of-the-art Justice precinct reaches key milestone

State-of-the-art Justice precinct reaches key milestone

Thursday, 27 November 2014 12:15 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

 

Prime retail opportunity in Bus Interchange

Prime retail opportunity in Bus Interchange

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:07 a.m. by GovtCCDU

Retail spaces are being offered for lease in Christchurch’s new $53 million Bus Interchange as construction of the facility pushes ahead.

Rebuild Activity Around the Central City Avon River

Rebuild Activity Around the Central City Avon River

Monday, 24 November 2014 1:57 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

There is a lot of talk around Christchurch about the pace of the rebuild. The popular commentators in the media say that it is to slow. There could be some truth to this and there does needs to be a full and frank discussion about it. From the discussions I have had with investors over the previous months there is a definate slide in optimism especially for the smaller players who feelling the inflation pinch.  

City Discovery Day to showcase central Christchurch’s progress

City Discovery Day to showcase central Christchurch’s progress

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 12:32 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Central Christchurch’s constantly changing landscape will be showcased to residents and visitors in a City Discovery Day, says Christchurch Central Development Unit director Warwick Isaacs. 

Go-ahead for first Central City transport projects

Go-ahead for first Central City transport projects

Monday, 17 November 2014 10:00 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch has taken the first steps towards a modern central city transport network that works for all kinds of travel.

City Discovery Day

City Discovery Day

Thursday, 13 November 2014 12:43 p.m. by FutureChristchurch Featured Popular

Find out about our ever evolving city centre and join in the free and fun activities for the family on City Discovery Day.

The University of Canterbury reconnecting with CBD at the Arts Centre

The University of Canterbury reconnecting with CBD at the Arts Centre

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 11:50 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury will build on and strengthen its connections with the central city, leasing the Chemistry Building in the Arts Centre for at least the next eight years.

Bus Interchange concrete pour - 23 September 2014

Bus Interchange concrete pour - 23 September 2014

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 2:52 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Footage of the Bus Interchange concrete pour from 22 September 2014. The pour started at 3am and took approximately 9 hours to complete. About 1,460m3 of concrete was used to create the foundation slab.

Construction starts on The Terraces

Construction starts on The Terraces

Monday, 13 October 2014 10:25 a.m. by GovtCCDU Featured Popular

Construction will begin next week on The Terraces, a key attraction of Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct.

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD

Sunday, 12 October 2014 11:40 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Do we still own our building???? Now 796 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – Designation to be in place until 2022. ( ie They can take the building any time between now and 2022) High Street Building amendment …

CTV News - High Street Sheep

CTV News - High Street Sheep

Friday, 26 September 2014 9:53 p.m. by MediaCTV

Start of Christchurch Hospital Redevelopment

Start of Christchurch Hospital Redevelopment

Friday, 26 September 2014 11:29 a.m. by GovtDHB Popular

Awarding of major contract marks start of Christchurch Hospital Redevelopment

The High Street buzz is back after its transitional transformation

The High Street buzz is back after its transitional transformation

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 8:52 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel will officiate at the launch of the High Street transitional project at noon on Friday 26 September.

Largest continuous concrete pour since earthquakes

Largest continuous concrete pour since earthquakes

Monday, 22 September 2014 4:03 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Christchurch’s largest continuous concrete pour since the earthquakes will start tomorrow morning.

CERA uncover grenades in redzone

CERA uncover grenades in redzone

Friday, 19 September 2014 1:33 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Press Release: New Zealand Police

Gerry’s “Old Dungas”…. and Still snagged at Building consents….

Gerry’s “Old Dungas”…. and Still snagged at Building consents….

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 9:40 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

I have spent the last few days, (between trying to deal with Insurance issues) reading the first critique of the Disaster in Christchurch.  And I refer to the man-made disaster, not the 14000+ earthquakes. “Once in a Lifetime: City-building after …

Infrastructure report: Filling in the doughnut

Infrastructure report: Filling in the doughnut

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 7:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Following the Christchurch earthquakes, substantial numbers of CBD businesses relocated to the peripheral suburbs while the Red Zone cordon remained in effect, sparking concerns that the slow pace would render it a "doughnut city".

CCC Building Consents….

CCC Building Consents….

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

What an unhelpful meeting with Building consents that was.  

Convention Centre Precinct announcement

Convention Centre Precinct announcement

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:37 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The preferred developer and operator for Christchurch’s new Convention Centre Precinct have been announced.

Christchurch Convention Centre Precinct concept design - Plenary Conventions New Zealand

Christchurch Convention Centre Precinct concept design - Plenary Conventions New Zealand

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 3:23 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Plenary Conventions New Zealand, a consortium of proven international infrastructure firm Plenary Group, and experienced local firms Ngāi Tahu Property and The Carter Group, has been selected as the preferred consortium for the master-planning and development stage of this very large project.

Christchurch Building Consents.. sigh..

Christchurch Building Consents.. sigh..

Thursday, 31 July 2014 6:15 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

So…. whats new in High Street.   

Central City Vision

Central City Vision

Sunday, 20 July 2014 11:37 p.m. by MediaCTV

More than 2,400 ideas for new Central Library designers

More than 2,400 ideas for new Central Library designers

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 9:47 a.m. by GovtCCC

Architects designing Christchurch’s New Central Library are not short of inspiration thanks to more than 2,400 ideas gathered during the six-week long campaign.

Building Consent troubles in Christchurch….. still…..

Building Consent troubles in Christchurch….. still…..

Sunday, 13 July 2014 12:25 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

So what is new in the life of the beleaguered High Street building owners? 

Site confirmed for Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Site confirmed for Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Saturday, 12 July 2014 12:58 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The formal memorial for the February 2011 Earthquake will be built on the edge of the Ōtākaro/Avon River, as announced by Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee, alongside Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Kaiwhakahaere for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Tā Mark Solomon.

Introduction to an Accessible City

Introduction to an Accessible City

Friday, 11 July 2014 9:17 a.m. by GovtCCDU

The role of the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) in New Zealand 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 at

CERA misues section 38′s… Again…. or is that Still….

CERA misues section 38′s… Again…. or is that Still….

Friday, 11 July 2014 8:25 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

I notice that Labour stated:  Link here: 

Supporting promising High Street

Supporting promising High Street

Thursday, 10 July 2014 12:23 p.m. by PriorityComms

 

Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation announcement

Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation announcement

Monday, 7 July 2014 1:13 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation announcement - Minister Gerry Brownlee - 7 July 2014

CBD gaps filling fast as Crown returns

CBD gaps filling fast as Crown returns

Monday, 7 July 2014 11:52 a.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Release: New Zealand Government

At the changing of the guard – welcoming new faces, farewelling old

At the changing of the guard – welcoming new faces, farewelling old

Friday, 4 July 2014 5:16 p.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

Change is good and Greening the Rubble has seen a few changes just recently! At our recent strategy meeting it was time to reflect on the year just past, and to look ahead and plan the future. At that meeting our project co-ordinator Rachael Annan announced her resignation, which we accepted with regret.

The Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation initiative

The Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation initiative

Friday, 4 July 2014 2:44 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 10 September 2013, the Crown has successfully negotiated with the private sector to tenant four developments in or in close proximity to the Retail Precinct, joining Inland Revenue which is already located there.

How to activate a vacant site

How to activate a vacant site

Thursday, 3 July 2014 1:22 p.m. by GapFiller

Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct time-lapse June 2014

Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct time-lapse June 2014

Monday, 30 June 2014 2:45 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

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Hundreds of ANZ staff heading back to CBD

Hundreds of ANZ staff heading back to CBD

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 8:07 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Release: ANZ Bank

Architect warns of doughnut city risk

Architect warns of 'doughnut city' risk

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 11:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch risks becoming a "doughnut city" with an empty hole in the middle if more is not done to encourage businesses and residents back into the city centre, a visiting housing consultant says.

Construction begins on Bus Interchange

Construction begins on Bus Interchange

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 1:28 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Bus Interchange site time lapse 2014

Bus Interchange site time lapse 2014

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 11:32 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

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Building Consent Despair Christchurch… Still…

Building Consent Despair Christchurch… Still…

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 10:08 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

We are Still trapped between our Engineer and the Christchurch City Council Building Consents Department. (Note that this is Gerry Brownlee’s restructured Building consent department).  An unenviable situation, one is hopelessly overworked and the other hopelessly rigid and rule bound …

CERA Flip-flops Again……

CERA Flip-flops Again……

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 8:51 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1214 days

More good news on the way for central city

More good news on the way for central city

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch looks to be in for another spate of good-news announcements after recent hints by recovery leaders.

Public to have say on noise standards and South Frame planning

Public to have say on noise standards and South Frame planning

Monday, 16 June 2014 10:28 a.m. by GovtCera Featured Popular

The public is being invited to give its views on proposed changes to noise standards in central Christchurch, and proposed planning rules relating to the city’s new South Frame.

Centennial Pool demolition short-sighted and wrong

Centennial Pool demolition short-sighted and wrong

Sunday, 15 June 2014 10:08 p.m. by ChChTony Featured Popular

Tony Milne - Labour Candidate for Christchurch Central

Re:START reopens

Re:START reopens

Friday, 13 June 2014 5:31 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Government funding of $1.27 million has assisted with the move to a new location for part of the popular Re:START Mall. After a 10-day shut-down and move, the mall was officially reopened today.

New start for Re:START Mall

New start for Re:START Mall

Friday, 13 June 2014 12:04 p.m. by GovtCera

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today launched an exciting new phase for Christchurch's Re:START Mall by opening a new site for the iconic container shops.

Re:Start 2014 move timelapse

Re:Start 2014 move timelapse

Friday, 13 June 2014 11:18 a.m. by GovtCCDU

An exciting new phase has begun for Christchurch’s iconic Re:START Mall. Follow the journey in this timelapse footage as the container shops are shifted to make way for new permanent development in the Retail Precinct, and into a new area for the mall that will continue for up to two years.

Development confirmed in Performing Arts Precinct

Development confirmed in Performing Arts Precinct

Thursday, 12 June 2014 3:31 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Central city progress - June 2014

Central city progress - June 2014

Thursday, 12 June 2014 3:16 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

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Central city progress - August 2014

Central city progress - August 2014

Thursday, 12 June 2014 3:16 p.m. by GovtCCDU

This fly-thru gives an animated view of the progress and current timelines for inner-city redevelopment, focusing on Anchor Projects and their construction plans. Updated August 2014

First major Innovation Precinct tenant announced, 03 June 2014

First major Innovation Precinct tenant announced, 03 June 2014

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 1:08 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

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Innovation Precinct update… “why are we waiting?…

Innovation Precinct update… “why are we waiting?…

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 9:47 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

The rumours about Vodafone in the innovation precinct have been bubbling away for months and all the while CERA/CCDU/MBIE has been delaying the release of the “Innovation Precinct plans” until they could “find, bribe, con, secure” – take your pick, an anchor tenant. Looks like Vodafone is to be the “anchor tenant” they have so desperately wanted. Why they needed an anchor tenant is a bit of a moot point, but it was they only way they could stick with the ...

Christchurch container mall makes way for permanent rebuild

Christchurch container mall makes way for permanent rebuild

Monday, 2 June 2014 3:43 p.m. by Media3News

Retailers at Christchurch's Re:START container mall have spent the day packing up their shops so that relocating the containers can begin tomorrow.