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Greening the Rubble – what we have learned from working in partnership

Greening the Rubble – what we have learned from working in partnership

Sunday, 30 August 2015 1:21 p.m. by greeningtherubble

If Greening the Rubble was a 5-year-old child receiving their first school report I am sure it would say “works well with others”.

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch CBD…part 165…. Still waiting For Building consent….

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch CBD…part 165…. Still waiting For Building consent….

Thursday, 27 August 2015 9:11 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

So whats new in High Street today?  Nearly 5 years on from the September 2010 Quake…  Still in Limbo land…. There are some signs of activity on the Mckenzie and Willis site as the demolition of the wrecked structure is …

Positive response to Draft Restoration Plan

Positive response to Draft Restoration Plan

Monday, 3 August 2015 12:30 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch CBD…

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch CBD…

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 8:04 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Whats new in High Street: I have been waiting now for over 8 months for the much promised Public Realm Lane ways network plan for the Innovation precinct. The lack of the plan is holding up development in the precinct. …

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch CBD…part 164… No end in sight yet….

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch CBD…part 164… No end in sight yet….

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 8:04 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Whats new in High Street: I have been waiting now for over 8 months  (plus 4 years) for the much promised Public Realm Lane ways network plan for the Innovation precinct. The lack of the plan is holding up development …

New playground for Christmas

New playground for Christmas

Sunday, 19 July 2015 3:58 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch…

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch…

Thursday, 16 July 2015 4:41 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

I notice that my infamy has spread beyond New Zealand

Residential property problem looming for CBD

Residential property problem looming for CBD

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 12:04 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Residential property problem looming for CBD

Westende House – A Photo Opportunity for National?

Westende House – A Photo Opportunity for National?

Wednesday, 8 July 2015 2:06 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Around the corner from High Street, proceeding with more speed than anything else in Christchurch, silently, stealthfully and unnoticed by the media, the demolition of the undamaged Westende Building (2012)  progresses. With no “cover boy” photo opportunities wanted by anyone (and not a Member of Parliament to be seen)  this 2-year-old building joins the 100’s of other buildings from the central city at the refuse station.

Brownlee Baiting……

Brownlee Baiting……

Monday, 6 July 2015 10:19 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Interesting article in the Press this morning by Barnaby Bennett.  I particularly enjoyed his comments about heritage and the existing buildings. “Exhibit 5: He was wrong about heritage and existing buildings. Dr Jessica Halliday explains this best in her essay …

Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee slates Breathe Urban Village

Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee slates Breathe Urban Village

Friday, 3 July 2015 12:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $30 million urban village planned for central Christchurch "should never have started in the first place", Gerry Brownlee says.

Developer chosen for inner city neighbourhoods - 02 July 2015

Developer chosen for inner city neighbourhoods - 02 July 2015

Thursday, 2 July 2015 3:40 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The announcement of the appointment of a preferred development partner for the East Frame Residential project. Fletcher Residential has been confirmed as the preferred developer to work with the Government on the $800 million East and North Frame residential precinct, providing around 940 new townhouses and apartments accommodating up to 2200 residents.

Developer chosen for inner city neighbourhoods

Developer chosen for inner city neighbourhoods

Thursday, 2 July 2015 1:29 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

The new inner Christchurch frame residential living. 

East Frame - flyover into the future

East Frame - flyover into the future

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 11:53 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Fletcher Living's vision for the East and North Frame Residential Development.

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD …. part 160

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD …. part 160

Sunday, 28 June 2015 8:36 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Well, here we are nearly 4.5 years down the track from the February 2011 earthquake and still waiting.  The city is in the depths of winter and despair. The building owners are fed up and walking away,  CERA is pulling …

Start-up hub opens in Chch Innovation Precinct

Start-up hub opens in Chch Innovation Precinct

Thursday, 11 June 2015 10:45 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Govt cash injection fails to stop Christchurch convention centre delay

Govt cash injection fails to stop Christchurch convention centre delay

Thursday, 11 June 2015 2:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's convention centre was delayed despite the Government releasing money to make it happen faster, official documents show.

Bus Interchange opening signals new era

Bus Interchange opening signals new era

Monday, 25 May 2015 9:04 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Archives New Zealand to rebuild Christchurch facility

Archives New Zealand to rebuild Christchurch facility

Friday, 22 May 2015 4:27 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

The Budget confirms $6.1 million in operating funding over the next four years and $13 million of capital funding from the Future Investment Fund to rebuild Archives New Zealand’s Christchurch facility in Wigram, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne says.

Prime Minister says Christchurch convention centre costs "prohibitive"

Prime Minister says Christchurch convention centre costs "prohibitive"

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 12:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Costs for a Christchurch Convention Centre have blown out meaning budget pruning work is needed, Prime Minister John Key says.

Accessible City snapshots

Accessible City snapshots

Monday, 18 May 2015 4:07 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Anchor Projects Development Director Rob Kerr chats about some of the changes at and near Hospital Corner, Durham Street/Cambridge Terrace and Manchester Street, and how they fit into the big picture for the new central city travel network.

Hospital Corner - Accessible City

Hospital Corner - Accessible City

Monday, 18 May 2015 11:56 a.m. by GovtCCDU

Find out about changes at and near Hospital Corner including the conversion of Tuam Street to one-way eastbound, the introduction of super stops, the Shared Zone on Oxford Terrace and new shared paths, crossings and connections for cyclists and pedestrians.

Durham Street and Cambridge Terrace - Accessible City

Durham Street and Cambridge Terrace - Accessible City

Monday, 18 May 2015 11:56 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

This area provides a unique opportunity for providing better choices for traffic, cyclists and pedestrians alongside Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct. See how Lichfield Street becomes two-way and find out why a small section of Durham Street South will become two-way.

Manchester Street - Accessible City

Manchester Street - Accessible City

Monday, 18 May 2015 11:56 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Watch how this area will become one of the most attractive streets in Christchurch as well as an important transport route which prioritises buses. See how buses move to and from super stops and the Bus Interchange. Learn where key bus routes intersect with Manchester Street.

Zooming in on the central city travel network - Accessible City

Zooming in on the central city travel network - Accessible City

Monday, 18 May 2015 11:56 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

This short introductory video explains the basics of the new central city travel network and what to look out for as, thanks to computer simulations, you watch the network in action.

Have your say on three further Central City transport projects by 26 May

Have your say on three further Central City transport projects by 26 May

Friday, 15 May 2015 5:37 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch residents, property owners, organisations and businesses have 10 days left to provide feedback on three further Central City transport projects: Hospital Corner (the final layout); sections of Durham Street / Cambridge Terrace; and sections of Manchester Street.

Bus Interchange opening postponed

Bus Interchange opening postponed

Thursday, 14 May 2015 2:49 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Technical issues with the automated system at Christchurch’s new Bus Interchange has meant the operational opening of the facility will be postponed.

Canterbury Earthquake Memorial Designer Announcement 13 May 2015

Canterbury Earthquake Memorial Designer Announcement 13 May 2015

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 3:59 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

On Wednesday 13 May 2015, Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee announced The Memorial Wall as the selected design for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial. Designed by Slovenian architect, Grega Vezjak, The Memorial Wall design resonated well with the families of those who died in the earthquake, the seriously injured and the people of Canterbury.

Time To Ask The Hard Questions About The Central City Rebuild

Time To Ask The Hard Questions About The Central City Rebuild

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 3:54 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

There is a saying that when ministers or the government release information late on a Friday it is usually because they want it swept under the rug without too many questions. This happens a lot with this government to do with this recovery and last Friday it happened again. This time we must take notice as it is a very serious situation. We must start asking some hard questions of CERA and the government.

Launch of the Urban Living Wall

Launch of the Urban Living Wall

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 2:22 p.m. by NickyWagner

On Friday last week I had the privilege of launching the Urban Living Wall on the corner of High Street and Cashel Street in the Christchurch Central Business District. The Urban Living Wall project is a partnership between the Department of Conservation (DOC), Christchurch City Council, Fabriko (founders of the Fab Lab), and Auckland University of Technology.

191 inner-city homes from Christchurch Housing Accord

191 inner-city homes from Christchurch Housing Accord

Monday, 11 May 2015 4:38 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

The Government has signed agreements with Fletcher Living for the construction of 191 new homes at two inner-city sites as part of the Housing Accord with the Christchurch City Council, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

Cashel Square

Cashel Square

Monday, 4 May 2015 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

Rebuild must consider culture - researcher

Rebuild must consider culture - researcher

Friday, 1 May 2015 2:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch needs to consider its culture when designing its new central business district.

Minister welcomes Victoria Square feedback

Minister welcomes Victoria Square feedback

Friday, 1 May 2015 10:43 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Consultation opens for three further Central City transport projects

Consultation opens for three further Central City transport projects

Thursday, 30 April 2015 6:25 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured

Christchurch City Council and the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) are inviting feedback on three further transport projects needed to support key Anchor Projects in the Central City.

Live Central a dead duck public campaign

'Live Central' a dead duck public campaign

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 9:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

Contrary to the impression you might get from the television news, plenty seems to be happening in Christchurch's central city.

Stage one of Christchurch bus interchange due to open next month

Stage one of Christchurch bus interchange due to open next month

Friday, 24 April 2015 5:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

The company building the Christchurch Bus Interchange is boosting its workforce as the deadline to complete stage one looms.

Convention centre location a mistake

Convention centre location a 'mistake'

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 4:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Putting a convention centre in the middle of Christchurch's city centre is a mistake,  says.

First Central City transport project complete

First Central City transport project complete

Monday, 20 April 2015 1:47 p.m. by GovtCCC

Changes that make it easier for travellers to get into the Central City are one step closer to reality with the road works at Hagley / Moorhouse Corner finishing today. This is the first transport project delivered as part of the joint Christchurch City Council and Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) programme – the transport chapter of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan.

CTV News Story - Ngai Tahu Plans

CTV News Story - Ngai Tahu Plans

Thursday, 16 April 2015 6:57 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Announcement of the fourth Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation building

Announcement of the fourth Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation building

Thursday, 16 April 2015 4:12 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

A 8500 square metre office building to be constructed on the corner of Hereford Street and Cambridge Terrace will be tenanted by staff from the Ministry of Education, Housing New Zealand Corporation and the Ministry of Health. This is part of the Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation (CIGA) project.

Government continues to back central city

Government continues to back central city

Thursday, 16 April 2015 3:23 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Developer encourages people to live in new central city

Developer encourages people to live in new central city

Thursday, 9 April 2015 3:33 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Director KPI Rothschild and Stockman Group

Christchurch Rebuild Innovation Precinct Drone Fly Over April 2015

Christchurch Rebuild Innovation Precinct Drone Fly Over April 2015

Wednesday, 8 April 2015 11:04 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Christchurch Rebuild Innovation Precinct Drone Fly Over April 2015 

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD, Part 157

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD, Part 157

Monday, 6 April 2015 5:06 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

I see Will Harvie, from the Christchurch Press, has been busy. A further article on High Street in this mornings press, 6.4.2015.

Committee recommends consultation begins on Central City transport projects

Committee recommends consultation begins on Central City transport projects

Thursday, 2 April 2015 1:34 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council will meet on Thursday 16 April 2015 to consider the Council’s Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee’s recommendation to begin consultation on three further Central City transport projects.

Local investment strong in Health Precinct

Local investment strong in Health Precinct

Monday, 30 March 2015 3:45 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

A world-class Health Precinct in Christchurch just got a step closer, with local property group Countrywide Property Trust Limited buying a prominent site for a multi-storey development.

Victoria Square Public Participation - 28 March 2015

Victoria Square Public Participation - 28 March 2015

Monday, 30 March 2015 9:25 a.m. by GovtCCDU

Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Nicky Wagner, Ngai Tahu and the Christchurch City Council have hosted an event for the public to meet the Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct’s project team, as an opportunity to directly discuss plans for the future of this key civic asset.

Victoria Square Public Participation - 27 March 2015

Victoria Square Public Participation - 27 March 2015

Monday, 30 March 2015 9:25 a.m. by GovtCCDU

Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Nicky Wagner, Ngai Tahu and the Christchurch City Council have hosted an event for the public to meet the Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct’s project team, as an opportunity to directly discuss plans for the future of this key civic asset.

How not to repair a heritage building in the Christchurch CBD-  4 years on…

How not to repair a heritage building in the Christchurch CBD- 4 years on…

Saturday, 28 March 2015 8:25 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

This is great…. a story on High street. Written by Will Harvie, Christchurch Press. Interesting!

Fish, eels, punts return to cleaner Avon River

Fish, eels, punts return to cleaner Avon River

Saturday, 28 March 2015 2:29 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Canterbury landscape inspires New Central Library design

Canterbury landscape inspires New Central Library design

Thursday, 26 March 2015 6:16 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The design of Christchurch’s New Central Library in Cathedral Square was inspired by the Canterbury landscape and feedback from the public on what they wanted in the new building.

Bus Interchange site time-lapse 2014-2015 - stage 3

Bus Interchange site time-lapse 2014-2015 - stage 3

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 12:05 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

This time-lapse video shows construction of the future Bus Interchange.

Bus Interchange time-lapse 2014 construction phase 3

Bus Interchange time-lapse 2014 construction phase 3

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 12:05 p.m. by GovtCCDU

This time-lapse video shows construction of the future Bus Interchange.

The Piano - Centre for Music and the Arts Build Underway

The Piano - Centre for Music and the Arts Build Underway

Friday, 20 March 2015 1:36 p.m. by ThePiano Popular

The construction of a new Centre for Music and the Arts in Christchurch is officially underway following a launch ceremony held at the neighbouring Isaac Theatre Royal on Monday 16 March. Sited at 156 Armagh St, in the heart of the Performing Arts Precinct, the centre is the result of collaboration and co-operation between Christchurch City Council, CERA, The Crown and the organisation formerly known as the Music Centre of Christchurch Trust, said board chairman Steve Jones.

Victoria Square Redevelopment - Is it Legal?

Victoria Square Redevelopment - Is it Legal?

Thursday, 12 March 2015 10:47 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Victoria Square has been in the spotlight recently due to the plans made by the CCDU to redevelop it. CERA have now backtracked a bit and called for public consultation . Victoria Square is a historically important area to the city with it previously called Market Square. It is an area that was not largely damaged by the earthquakes and serves as a nice green space in the city. The square is protected under the Christchurch City (Reserves) Empowering Act 1971.

Demolition of Lichfield Street Carpark to begin

Demolition of Lichfield Street Carpark to begin

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 4:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council will begin demolishing Lichfield Street Carpark later this month.

Christchurch Recovery Four Years On - By Numbers

Christchurch Recovery Four Years On - By Numbers

Thursday, 26 February 2015 3:52 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Four years on: