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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

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

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

Start-up hub adds to Chch Innovation Precinct

Start-up hub adds to Chch Innovation Precinct

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 3:16 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

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.

Threatened native species flourishing in river

Threatened native species flourishing in river

Friday, 26 September 2014 10:44 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Threatened native species such as longfin eels, inanga whitebait and bluegill bullies are already flourishing in new habitats created for them along the Avon River less than four months after the first stage of work to revitalise the river was completed.

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.

Guided walks to showcase Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct

Guided walks to showcase Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 10:48 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Christchurch’s evolving Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct will be showcased in free guided walks to celebrate World Rivers Day.

Equipment supply confirmed for world-class family playground

Equipment supply confirmed for world-class family playground

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 1:19 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

A 10m-high climbing tower, double flying fox and a 4m-wide slide will be features of a new inner city family playground in Christchurch unlike anything seen in New Zealand before.

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".

Disneyfield river precinct underwhelms

'Disneyfield' river precinct underwhelms

Saturday, 16 August 2014 1:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

It must be galling to be giving away $100 million of public money and finding folk so apparently underwhelmed.

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.

Convention Centre developer and operator revealed

Convention Centre developer and operator revealed

Thursday, 7 August 2014 2:08 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

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.

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

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

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.

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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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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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.

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

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 Popular

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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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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

by Barnaby Bennett