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Site confirmed for Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Site confirmed for Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

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

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

Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation announcement

Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation announcement

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

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

The Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation initiative

The Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation initiative

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

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.

Construction begins on Bus Interchange

Construction begins on Bus Interchange

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

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

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Campaign to attract anchor project investment

Campaign to attract anchor project investment

Friday, 20 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

More than $50 million in private-sector investment is being sought for major anchor projects in Christchurch’s city centre.

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.

Re:START reopens

Re:START reopens

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

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.

Development confirmed in Performing Arts Precinct

Development confirmed in Performing Arts Precinct

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

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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Performing Arts Precinct off to an exciting start

Performing Arts Precinct off to an exciting start

Thursday, 12 June 2014 1:33 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Centennial Pool making way for new generation family playground

Centennial Pool making way for new generation family playground

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 2:08 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Contractors are setting up on site at the Centennial Pool complex in central Christchurch today in preparation for the demolition of the facility beginning next week.

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

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Vodafone to anchor Innovation Precinct

Vodafone to anchor Innovation Precinct

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 10:33 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Avon River restoration programme an exciting opportunity

Avon River restoration programme an exciting opportunity

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 9:30 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Intensive landscape enhancement that would normally take up to 20 years to complete will be undertaken in less than four years as part of the Te Papa Ötäkaro / Avon River Precinct development.

Bid to save IRD building

Bid to save IRD building

Sunday, 25 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Two central city buildings might be spared from the wrecker's ball and converted into apartments or retail space.

Christchurch convention centre assurance

Christchurch convention centre assurance

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 11:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government remains committed to a new convention centre for the quake-torn Christchurch centre and hotels are likely to be part of the project, Prime Minister John Key said today.

Work begins for An Accessible City

Work begins for An Accessible City

Monday, 5 May 2014 3:51 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The implementation of the transport chapter of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan takes a significant step forward today, as the company appointed to design and oversee construction of the three major projects within phase one begins its work.

Development of new Bus Interchange to be aligned with street works

Development of new Bus Interchange to be aligned with street works

Sunday, 27 April 2014 9:30 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Progress on Christchurch’s new Bus Interchange will be aligned with the infrastructure rebuild to minimise the disruption to road users and businesses.

Mayor says arrangements must improve

Mayor says arrangements must improve

Friday, 25 April 2014 10:10 a.m. by MediaThePress

Brownlee said the council was not following a cost-sharing agreement with Government over its $45 million plans for performing arts facilities, but Dalziel disagreed.

Christchurch rebuild hampered by government

Christchurch rebuild 'hampered by government'

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 9:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's recovery is "painstakingly slow" say key rebuild firms who blame local and central government for hampering progress.

Devil in detail for arts precinct

Devil in detail for arts precinct

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 10:51 a.m. by MediaThePress

The council's commitment to spend $127.5 million restoring the Town Hall leaves just $30.5m to build a 300-seat concert hall for the Music Centre of Christchurch, a new Court Theatre and an administration, rehearsal and storage facility for the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (CSO).

Arts precinct plans may need a rethink and shrink

Arts precinct plans may need a rethink and shrink

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 2:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plans for the Court Theatre, the Music Centre and facilities for the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (CSO) on the block bounded by Gloucester, Armagh, New Regent and Colombo streets were being developed by the Christchurch City Council.

Christchchurch Govt gives back Arts Precinct land

Christchchurch Govt gives back Arts Precinct land

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 1:30 p.m. by Media3News

The Government is giving back some of the land it earmarked for the Performing Arts Precinct in Christchurch.

Performing Arts Precinct designation partially lifted

Performing Arts Precinct designation partially lifted

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:09 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Avon River Eels

Avon River Eels

Monday, 14 April 2014 7:54 p.m. by MediaCTV

Temporary shift for wildlife to allow Avon River clean-up

Temporary shift for wildlife to allow Avon River clean-up

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 1:19 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

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River dwellers to shift to allow cleanup

River dwellers to shift to allow cleanup

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 10:43 a.m. by GovtCCDU

Some river dwellers are undergoing a temporary shift as the revitalisation of the Avon River continues from this week.

Strict city rules halt development process

Strict city rules halt development process

Monday, 7 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch investor struggling to get his City Mall plans under way is calling for the strict development process for the retail precinct to be dropped.

Crown told to consult on rebuild

Crown told to consult on rebuild

Monday, 31 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government needs to take a leaf out of the Christchurch City Council's book and consult widely on its anchor projects before residents feel they are not part of the city, a local MP has warned.

Protest against demolition of Majestic Theatre

Protest against demolition of Majestic Theatre

Monday, 24 March 2014 12:16 p.m. by MediaCTV

Dunedin hot/cold at rebuild openings

Dunedin hot/cold at rebuild openings

Saturday, 22 March 2014 10:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

Some Dunedin construction firms are eyeing up opportunities in the Christchurch rebuild, but others "don't want a bar of it".

The BNZ Amazing Place playground competition

The BNZ Amazing Place playground competition

Monday, 17 March 2014 10:52 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Convention centre bidding war runs out

Convention centre bidding war runs out

Friday, 14 March 2014 11:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

The race to design and build Christchurch's new convention centre is down to one after another bidder pulled out this week, according to documents obtained by The Press.

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three: The River Project

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three: The River Project

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:15 p.m. by BarnabyBennett Popular

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Plea to use CBD buildings

Plea to use CBD buildings

Monday, 10 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Demolishing accommodation buildings in the East Frame only to replace them with new apartment buildings is madness, a Christchurch activist says.

Retail update and Bus Interchange concept design release

Retail update and Bus Interchange concept design release

Thursday, 6 March 2014 5:11 p.m. by GovtCCDU

New plans revealed for Anchor Project and funding announced for Re:Start.

Preliminary design for new Bus Interchange

Preliminary design for new Bus Interchange

Thursday, 6 March 2014 3:05 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Popular Container Mall on the move

Popular Container Mall on the move

Thursday, 6 March 2014 2:48 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Aurecon Modelling Video Bus Interchange

Aurecon Modelling Video Bus Interchange

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 2:47 p.m. by GovtCCDU

Video by Aurecon showing how the new Bus Interchange parking system would operate and the design being tested with real buses.

Convention centre plans could be downsized

Convention centre plans could be downsized

Friday, 28 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government's key anchor project - a Christchurch convention centre - could be downsized after "market sounding" suggested a 2000-seat venue was too ambitious, official papers released to the Green Party reveal.

How Not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 139

How Not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 139

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 7:49 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1100 days 

Billion-dollar questions for Christchurch

Billion-dollar questions for Christchurch

Monday, 24 February 2014 4:57 p.m. by Media3News

On the third anniversary of the February quake, the Government's been delivered a shock by the new mayor and councillors.

Time to revive forgotten theatre

Time to revive forgotten theatre

Monday, 24 February 2014 1:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

First call for residential proposals in frame

First call for residential proposals in frame

Friday, 21 February 2014 4:28 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Westward move may give Re:Start mall another year

Westward move may give Re:Start mall another year

Friday, 21 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Re:Start looks safe for another year, with plans afoot to shift the colourful container mall just down the road.

Just three days to negotiate Christchurch rebuild

Just three days to negotiate Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 20 February 2014 11:57 a.m. by RuthDyson Popular

The government gave the Christchurch City Council just three days to negotiate the cost sharing agreement to rebuild the city worth almost $3 billion, says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery spokesperson Ruth Dyson.

Doughnut represents Ceras failings

'Doughnut' represents Cera's failings

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 9:48 a.m. by MediaStuff

Delays spark anonymous $10m offer

Delays spark anonymous $10m offer

Thursday, 13 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An anonymous investor is willing to cough up $10 million to fast-track the reopening of a central Christchurch parking building.

What can $110 million dollars buy

What can $110 million dollars buy

Monday, 10 February 2014 6:52 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

I was struggling to sleep the other night and was thinking about the Avon River Pricenct after speaking to Chris Lynch about it after the government started work on phase two. I then started to dream what I could do with the $110+ million it is going to eat away. So for a bit of something to do I have listed a couple of things that sort of dosh can buy. What would you buy? let us know below.

Clean-up to entice wildlife to Avon

Clean-up to entice wildlife to Avon

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Work to clear hundreds of years of built-up sediment from the Avon River may help entice trout, eels and native birds back to the city.

Further work underway to improve Avon River

Further work underway to improve Avon River

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 2:08 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery