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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.

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

 

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 ...

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.

Developed Design for Victoria Square Restoration Released

Developed Design for Victoria Square Restoration Released

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 1:23 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Featured Popular

The people of Christchurch can now see how Victoria Square will be restored with Ōtākaro Limited today releasing the developed design.

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.

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

Editorial: Public scrutiny of blueprint projects fair

Editorial: Public scrutiny of blueprint projects fair

Monday, 27 June 2016 6:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Details of an inner-city stoush over the number of shops being included in the Richard Peebles-led project have been revealed by .

Are Otakaro Limited seemingly acting less than transparent?

Are Otakaro Limited seemingly acting less than transparent?

Friday, 24 June 2016 5:30 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

A few weeks ago Otakaro Limited changed their and we raised this as a concern which was published here. After publishing this the CEO of Otakaro asked to meet, which we did. This was a good meeting where the reasoning of the change in constitution was well explained as a positive.

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.

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

Changes to the constitution to Otakaro Ltd

Changes to the constitution to Otakaro Ltd

Monday, 30 May 2016 10:05 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Of concern in the past week is that Ministers English and Brownlee have just changed the purpose of Otakaro Limited which has been developed post CERA to do the governments work. The change in the purpose effectively gives Otakaro Limited the power to act against the Regenerate Christchurch regeneration plans if the financial return to the government isn't good enough. 

Spend on convention centre hits $16 million

Spend on convention centre hits $16 million

Friday, 27 May 2016 5:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has spent about $16 million trying to get Christchurch's convention centre off the ground, Budget documents show.

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.

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.

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.

New community barbeque area for family playground

New community barbeque area for family playground

Monday, 29 February 2016 2:40 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

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.

New Crown company incorporated

New Crown company incorporated

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 10:07 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015 4:42 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

This flyover video, taken in October, shows the progress of the Margaret Mahy Family Playground under construction between the Avon River and Armagh Street. Once finished in December 2015, the Margaret Mahy Family Playground will connect the East Frame and Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River.

First Govt accommodation nears completion

First Govt accommodation nears completion

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 9:49 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

New options to be explored for Crown owned site

New options to be explored for Crown owned site

Friday, 20 November 2015 6:56 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Christchurch Central Development Unit Director Baden Ewart says it is unfortunate the proposed developers of a residential demonstration project in central Christchurch have been unable to confirm the availability of the necessary funding, but he’s confident the land will be highly sought after by other parties.

The official sod-turning for construction of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial, 12 November 2015

The official sod-turning for construction of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial, 12 November 2015

Thursday, 12 November 2015 12:55 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Work has officially begun on the Earthquake Memorial site, starting with the North Bank. A reflective gathering space will be developed here before the Memorial Wall itself is built across the river on the south bank.

Margaret Mahy Family Playground - Progress flyover

Margaret Mahy Family Playground - Progress flyover

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 2:45 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

This flyover video shows the progress of the Margaret Mahy Family Playground under construction between the Avon River and Armagh Street. Once finished in December 2015, the Margaret Mahy Family Playground will connect the East Frame and Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River.

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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 Authori ...

South Frame public space designs revealed

South Frame public space designs revealed

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 10:54 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Literary Trail at The Terraces - Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct

Literary Trail at The Terraces - Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 9:19 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

This flyover video shows the progress of The Terraces section of Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct. The Terraces will link the river to a new riverside promenade, and bars and restaurants in the new Retail Precinct.

Christchurch Bus Interchange Official Opening - 29 October 2015

Christchurch Bus Interchange Official Opening - 29 October 2015

Thursday, 29 October 2015 3:55 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee formally opening Christchurch’s new $53 million Bus Interchange, with the unveiling of a plaque to mark the occasion.

An Accessible City: Roads Bikes and Buses

An Accessible City: Roads Bikes and Buses

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 9:28 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

An Accessible City: Roads Bikes and Buses - Part One

An Accessible City: Roads Bikes and Buses - Part One

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 9:28 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

CERA Chief Transport Planner Angus Bargh talk us through the changes to intersections and roads, additional cycle-lanes and why the Bus Interchange is so important for transport changes in Christchurch.

An Accessible City: Roads Bikes and Buses - Part Two

An Accessible City: Roads Bikes and Buses - Part Two

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 9:28 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

CERA Chief Transport Planner Angus Bargh talk us through the changes to intersections and roads, additional cycle-lanes and why the Bus Interchange is so important for transport changes in Christchurch.

Bus Interchange full time-lapse

Bus Interchange full time-lapse

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 5:15 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Time-lapse of the construction of the Christchurch Bus Interchange over 2014–2015..

Further contractors sought for Metro Sports Facility

Further contractors sought for Metro Sports Facility

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 10:26 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Convention centre delays force major medical conference to Auckland

Convention centre delays force major medical conference to Auckland

Thursday, 1 October 2015 7:58 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's first post-quake international conference has been lost to Auckland because of delays and uncertainty around the city's new convention centre.

Call for action on wrecked Cathedral Square

Call for action on wrecked Cathedral Square

Friday, 25 September 2015 9:30 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Frustrated landowners say Cathedral Square is a wreck and needs action, as plans are unveiled for a new agency  to manage the Christchurch rebuild.

Poor planning behind Christchurchs Metro Sports Facility

Poor planning behind Christchurch's Metro Sports Facility

Friday, 25 September 2015 6:28 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Government under-estimated the cost of building Christchurch's new central city sports centre and the extent of the "liquefiable" ground at its chosen site, official documents have revealed.

Bus Interchange building now complete

Bus Interchange building now complete

Thursday, 20 August 2015 1:31 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Positive response to Draft Restoration Plan

Positive response to Draft Restoration Plan

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

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

New playground for Christmas

New playground for Christmas

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

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

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.

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.

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 Popular

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

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 Popular

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 Popular

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.

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.