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Archives New Zealand to rebuild Christchurch facility

Archives New Zealand to rebuild Christchurch facility

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:

How not to repair a Heritage Dunger in Christchurch…. 4 years on.

How not to repair a Heritage Dunger in Christchurch…. 4 years on.

Sunday, 22 February 2015 9:36 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Today, like so many Christchurch people, I have been reflecting on the last four years. 

Public say on $9.2m Cathedral Square revamp

Public say on $9.2m Cathedral Square revamp

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 9:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council and the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) say they will engage with the public before embarking on a multimillion-dollar redesign of Cathedral Square.

Earthquake Memorial Announcement, 17 February 2015

Earthquake Memorial Announcement, 17 February 2015

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 4:47 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Earthquake Memorial Announcement, 17 February 2015

EQM 2378 - The Memorial Wall

EQM 2378 - The Memorial Wall

Friday, 13 February 2015 3:01 p.m. by GovtCCDU

On Wednesday 13 May 2015, the 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.

Victoria Square: No Need For Change - Open Letter to PM

Victoria Square: No Need For Change - Open Letter to PM

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 12:23 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: From Christchurch Civic Trust and Historic Places Canterbury

Development authority needs private sector expertise

Development authority needs private sector expertise

Friday, 30 January 2015 4:19 p.m. by PRNews

Residential chapter release paves way for vibrant central city living

Residential chapter release paves way for vibrant central city living

Thursday, 29 January 2015 11:20 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The path to central city residential development has been made simpler with the introduction of a Residential Chapter of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan.

In memory of four years of our lives lost to Insurance and building issues in Christchurch.

In memory of four years of our lives lost to Insurance and building issues in Christchurch.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 9:50 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

A CBD Building Owners guide to surviving 15,787 earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Land for anchor projects reduced

Land for anchor projects reduced

Monday, 26 January 2015 11:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The bold plan for Christchurch's rebuild has been slowly altered since its release, with more than a fifth of the land earmarked for Crown acquisition back in private landowners' hands.

Mantra Group Joins the Revitalisation of Christchurch

Mantra Group Joins the Revitalisation of Christchurch

Friday, 23 January 2015 5:22 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: Mantra Group

Green Star commissioned for Christchurch anchor projects

Green Star commissioned for Christchurch anchor projects

Friday, 23 January 2015 10:26 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Green Building Council

Convention centre lands international conferences

Convention centre lands international conferences

Monday, 19 January 2015 12:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

The first international conference is scheduled for Christchurch's new convention centre, putting on the pressure for the complex to be finished by its 2017 target.

$10m development fund almost spent

$10m development fund almost spent

Saturday, 20 December 2014 9:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $10 million incentive fund encouraging developers to build residential units within Christchurch's four avenues is almost all gone.

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 Popular

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 Popular

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.