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Council to plan response to Coastal Hazards peer review report

Council to plan response to Coastal Hazards peer review report

Thursday, 25 August 2016 2:17 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Council today agreed to receive the recently completed Coastal Hazards peer review report, and asked Council staff to report back in one month on how the Council will respond to the peer review’s recommendations.

Parting the Avon River for the citys waste

Parting the Avon River for the city's waste

Thursday, 18 August 2016 6:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

Repairs to one of Christchurch's largest sewer lines involves a complex, almost biblical task: parting the Avon River.

Christchurch City Council looks at more cost effective ways to repair Old Municipal Chambers

Christchurch City Council looks at more 'cost effective' ways to repair Old Municipal Chambers

Sunday, 14 August 2016 6:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

Options to repair Christchurch's Old Municipal Chambers have proven too costly, prompting the city council to explore new strategies.

Developers close to resolution over High St legal challenge

Developers close to resolution over High St legal challenge

Thursday, 11 August 2016 1:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

The developer of Christchurch's McKenzie and Willis site is hopeful of a "quick" out of court resolution, after a group of influential rebuild figures launched legal proceedings against the project.

$3m replica facade for historic central Christchurch building

$3m replica facade for historic central Christchurch building

Thursday, 11 August 2016 12:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild of the historic Mayfair building in Christchurch's Cathedral Junction will be finished by Christmas.

Deon Swiggs, Campaign Launch Speech

Deon Swiggs, Campaign Launch Speech

Tuesday, 9 August 2016 1:39 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Work begins on Lichfield Street parking building

Work begins on Lichfield Street parking building

Friday, 5 August 2016 1:43 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Another milestone for the Central City rebuild took place this morning with a ceremony to mark the start of work on the new Lichfield Street parking building.

Council will retain ownership of City Care Limited

Council will retain ownership of City Care Limited

Monday, 1 August 2016 4:32 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council will retain City Care Limited after a rigorous sale process showed it makes commercial sense to keep the maintenance and construction company.

Repairs start on historic Fendalton fernery

Repairs start on historic Fendalton fernery

Friday, 29 July 2016 5:37 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

An historic Fendalton fernery damaged in the earthquakes is being repaired and strengthened.

Council decides on leading regeneration plans

Council decides on leading regeneration plans

Thursday, 28 July 2016 4:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

City Council today made decisions on three important direction-setting strategies and plans, which together provide a roadmap for the region's regeneration.

Notification to Christchurch Council - flood mapping

Notification to Christchurch Council - flood mapping

Thursday, 28 July 2016 9:16 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

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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.

Mayor’s statement regarding Redcliffs School announcement

Mayor’s statement regarding Redcliffs School announcement

Thursday, 7 July 2016 3:31 p.m. by LianneDalziel

Mayor Lianne Dalziel welcomes this morning’s announcement by Education Minister Hekia Parata that they’re looking at options for relocating Redcliffs School.

Victoria Park visitor centre reopens

Victoria Park visitor centre reopens

Wednesday, 6 July 2016 10:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The building opened its doors at the weekend after completing months of post-earthquake strengthening and external and internal repair work.

Christchurch City Council to negotiate improved insurance cover for pipes

Christchurch City Council to negotiate improved insurance cover for pipes

Wednesday, 6 July 2016 4:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council is attempting to negotiate more insurance cover for its $6.3 billion worth of underground assets after just 1.6 per cent of those assets are insured.

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.

Back and brighter than ever – Wharenui Recreation Centre Stadium

Back and brighter than ever – Wharenui Recreation Centre Stadium

Monday, 27 June 2016 5:03 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Stronger, shinier and definitely more colourful than before, the Wharenui Recreation Centre Stadium is reopening on Friday 1 July.

The Christchurch City Council facility was closed in February 2011 after sustaining earthquake damage. It has now been repaired and strengthened and is reopening at 100 per cent of the New Building Standard (NBS).

“It’s historically been a popular facility with the community, and in particular the Wharenui Swimming Club and ...

Council agrees on work on two Eastern drains

Council agrees on work on two Eastern drains

Thursday, 23 June 2016 2:50 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Council today agreed to progress flood mitigation and repair on two Eastern Christchurch drains to detailed design and construction.

Christchurch, Banks Peninsula properties to be revalued

Christchurch, Banks Peninsula properties to be revalued

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 3:07 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Owners of property with unrepaired earthquake damage are being asked to report it so it can be taken into account when Christchurch and Banks Peninsula properties are revalued this year.

Riccarton housing law change passed

Riccarton housing law change passed

Monday, 20 June 2016 9:12 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

A $300 million, 600-home development on 40 hectares of Riccarton Racecourse land can proceed following today’s passage of special legislation through its third reading, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

Vote for the new Sumner library, community centre and museum name

Vote for the new Sumner library, community centre and museum name

Monday, 20 June 2016 9:03 p.m. by GovtCCC

The community still has two weeks to vote for one of five possible names for the new Sumner library, community centre and museum.

The appointment of Ivan Iafeta as the new Chief Executive of Regenerate Christchurch gains enthusiastic approval

The appointment of Ivan Iafeta as the new Chief Executive of Regenerate Christchurch gains enthusiastic approval

Thursday, 16 June 2016 2:00 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

We are very excited by today’s announcement of the appointment of Ivan Iafeta as Chief Executive of Regenerate Christchurch,” says Rev Peter Beck, convenor of Eastern Vision.

WATCH: The Town Hall project - one year down, two to go

WATCH: The Town Hall project - one year down, two to go

Monday, 13 June 2016 9:20 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

 

Report highlights progress on District Plan Review

Report highlights progress on District Plan Review

Thursday, 9 June 2016 3:12 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured

Christchurch City Council staff have been acknowledged for their "huge commitment" to addressing key findings of a review into the way the District Plan Review process is managed.

Deon Swiggs on Future of Rebuild Christchurch and Standing for Council

Deon Swiggs on Future of Rebuild Christchurch and Standing for Council

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 2:37 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Five years on from the earthquakes Christchurch is emerging as a new city and with that we have a fantastic opportunity to be a destination that people from all over the world want to visit, work, invest or live. While this opportunity is great we also must look after the best asset the city has, the people already living here.

Christchurch’s economy is adjusting

Christchurch’s economy is adjusting

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 11:28 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

CDC Chief Executive Tom Hooper says while economic activity levels remain high, growth rates will continue to ease, unemployment levels will rise slightly from their historic lows and the housing market will plateau.

First look at the new QEII

First look at the new QEII

Monday, 30 May 2016 9:26 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

Hearings panel recommends partial sale of QEII Park land

Hearings panel recommends partial sale of QEII Park land

Monday, 30 May 2016 9:19 a.m. by GovtCCC

Hearings panel recommends partial sale of QEII Park land to Ministry of Education

Aranui celebrates the opening of new community centre

Aranui celebrates the opening of new community centre

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:38 p.m. by GovtCCC

Crowds gathered to celebrate the opening of the new Aranui Wainoni Community Centre, which will provide a place for the local community to once again gather for cultural, recreational and educational activities and events.

Terms of Reference to be agreed for second peer review of Coastal Hazards Report

Terms of Reference to be agreed for second peer review of Coastal Hazards Report

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:20 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council will be asked to agree to Terms of Reference for the second peer review of the Coastal Hazard Assessment Report (Tonkin & Taylor Ltd 2015) at its Council meeting next Thursday.

Name wanted for the Sumner Library, Community Centre and Museum

Name wanted for the Sumner Library, Community Centre and Museum

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:16 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is encouraging people with creative ideas to suggest a name for the new Sumner Library, Community Centre and Museum.

Proposed cap on rates increases at 5 per cent in draft Plan

Proposed cap on rates' increases at 5 per cent in draft Plan

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 10:53 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is proposing to cap its average rates' increase at five per cent for the 2016-17 financial year and for a further two years after that. 

Broad support secured for Regeneration Bill

Broad support secured for Regeneration Bill

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 3:32 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

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New Central Library ready to go

New Central Library ready to go

Monday, 14 March 2016 12:15 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The Gaiety – better, stronger and opening soon

The Gaiety – better, stronger and opening soon

Monday, 14 March 2016 9:02 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Earthquake repairs to The Gaiety ­– a popular heritage building, function centre and gathering place for the Akaroa community – have just been completed, in time for the official opening on Friday 1 April 2016.

Work starts on New Regent Street building repairs

Work starts on New Regent Street building repairs

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 4:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Work to repair five dangerous buildings on New Regent Street is scheduled to begin tomorrow.

Council assistance for frequently flooded Flockton properties

Council assistance for frequently flooded Flockton properties

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 12:19 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Council is stepping in to help Flockton property owners who've had frequent above-floor flooding, where their flooding has been worsened by the earthquakes, and the $48 million Dudley flood mitigation schemes will not offer a timely reduction to their flood risk.

Restoration begins on Sign of the Kiwi

Restoration begins on Sign of the Kiwi

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 11:07 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

"As a piece of old-world heritage, the Sign of the Kiwi is a treasure of national significance," says Richie Moyle, Programme Manager Heritage Rebuild.

End of the road for the red zone

End of the road for the red zone

Friday, 4 March 2016 3:59 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

For several years, the abandoned roads around Frances Rawling's house have doubled as a giant lovers' lane.

Repaired Sign of the Kiwi to reopen as cafe by Christmas

Repaired Sign of the Kiwi to reopen as cafe by Christmas

Thursday, 3 March 2016 11:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's historic Sign of the Kiwi will be fixed and reopen as a cafe by Christmas.

Speed limit changes for Central City

Speed limit changes for Central City

Wednesday, 2 March 2016 1:51 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

From 12 March 2016 the speed limit for the heart of Christchurch's Central City will change to 30km/h to provide safer, more user friendly and enjoyable ways for people to travel.

Tram resumes visits to New Regent Street

Tram resumes visits to New Regent Street

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 6:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

This morning, a tram began using an alternative route from New Regent Street along Worcester Boulevard to the Arts Centre after cordons were last week placed around five buildings on New Regent Street.

Empowered Christchurch Calls For Continued Lobbying

Empowered Christchurch Calls For Continued Lobbying

Monday, 29 February 2016 12:11 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Featured Popular

Following the success of the protest rally to mark the fifth anniversary of the 22 February 2011 earthquake, we have encouraged claimants to use the Empowered Christchurch website to push and lobby for the demands made at the rally. Numbers and input on the site are steadily rising.

Update on New Regent Street buildings

Update on New Regent Street buildings

Monday, 29 February 2016 9:52 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council staff today (Friday 26 February) met with the owner of five properties on New Regent Street that have been classified as dangerous and earthquake prone.

Labour backing plan for local led recovery

Labour backing plan for local led recovery

Friday, 26 February 2016 12:07 p.m. by MeganWoods Popular

Release: New Zealand Labour Party

Community feedback sought on QEII Park proposal

Community feedback sought on QEII Park proposal

Friday, 26 February 2016 11:52 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Key decisions from todays Council meeting - 25 Feb 2016

Key decisions from today's Council meeting - 25 Feb 2016

Friday, 26 February 2016 11:48 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council met today and made the following key decisions:

New trust set up to manage Councils social housing

New trust set up to manage Council's social housing

Thursday, 25 February 2016 10:40 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has completed the first key step in setting up a charitable trust that is proposed to take over management of its social housing service in the second half of this year.

Council addresses safety concerns on New Regent Street

Council addresses safety concerns on New Regent Street

Thursday, 25 February 2016 9:53 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is taking steps to make sure people visiting and working in New Regent Street remain safe after concerns were raised about five privately owned buildings.

In the bank - earthquake insurance pay-out good news for ratepayers

In the bank - earthquake insurance pay-out good news for ratepayers

Thursday, 25 February 2016 9:51 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council has received full and final net payment of $603 million from its insurers for damage resulting from the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

Earthquake update #6 - 5pm 16 February 2016

Earthquake update #6 - 5pm 16 February 2016

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 5:26 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

Earthquake update #5 - 5pm 15 February 2015

Earthquake update #5 - 5pm 15 February 2015

Monday, 15 February 2016 5:15 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

All Council-owned facilities have been checked and are operating as normal, with the exception of the Linwood Service Centre and Library (at Eastgate Shopping Centre), which remains closed until repairs to light fittings can be carried out.

Earthquake update #4 - 1pm 15 February 2016

Earthquake update #4 - 1pm 15 February 2016

Monday, 15 February 2016 1:42 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is today checking Council-owned facilities for damage following yesterday's magnitude-5.7 earthquake.

Earthquake information update #3 - 10am 15 February 2016

Earthquake information update #3 - 10am 15 February 2016

Monday, 15 February 2016 9:55 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council is today checking Council-owned facilities for damage following yesterday's 5.7 earthquake. Some facilities are closed pending engineering reports; a full list will be available after 10am. The Christchurch Art Gallery will open at 10am today as usual.

Second Earthquake Update - 14th Feb 320pm

Second Earthquake Update - 14th Feb 320pm

Sunday, 14 February 2016 6:07 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Featured Popular

Sunday 14 February 2016

Earthquake update - 14th Feb 320pm

Earthquake update - 14th Feb 320pm

Sunday, 14 February 2016 3:34 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council is receiving reports of damage throughout the city following the 5.7 earthquake which struck at 1.13pm.