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Rebuilding in the Christchurch CBD- Duncan’s Building.

Rebuilding in the Christchurch CBD- Duncan’s Building.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 10:09 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What is new in High Street? 

Stoddart Cottage reopens

Stoddart Cottage reopens

Thursday, 20 April 2017 10:01 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Diamond Harbour’s historic Stoddart Cottage – birthplace of one of New Zealand’s foremost painters – reopened yesterday to the public after extensive earthquake repairs and restoration.

“Stoddart Cottage is a small building with a big story to tell,” says Andrew Turner, Banks Peninsula Councillor and Deputy Mayor.

“It’s the birthplace and family home of Margaret Stoddart, one of New Zealand’s first professional ...

Tower Insurance must pay for only 80% of Christchurch heritage home rebuild, court rules

Tower Insurance must pay for only 80% of Christchurch heritage home rebuild, court rules

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 7:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

A man who under-insured his multi-million dollar Christchurch heritage home has lost a High Court battle with his insurer.

Anglican bishop worried over fundraising targets for Christ Church Cathedral restoration

Anglican bishop worried over fundraising targets for Christ Church Cathedral restoration

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 6:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Anglican leaders fear fundraising targets for the $100 million Christ Church Cathedral restoration project are too ambitious and want taxpayers to foot the bill if the money cannot be raised, sources close to negotiations say.

Conservation efforts underway on Scott Statue

Conservation efforts underway on Scott Statue

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 4:16 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

A Contents Insurance NZ Policy

A Contents Insurance NZ Policy

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 4:45 p.m. by LostChristchurch

Contents Insurance NZ Policy The process of keeping a home protected throughout a major storm can be challenging because strong winds can damage a house’s structure in a variety of ways. If your home in New Zealand is located in …

Car Insurance NZ Costs Low

Car Insurance NZ Costs Low

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 7:00 p.m. by LostChristchurch

Car Insurance NZ Costs Low Car insurance NZ costs usually rise when drivers don’t commute to different destinations in New Zealand safely by carefully surveying the environment. The process of keeping the price of an insurance policy within a reason …

Car Insurance in New Zealand

Car Insurance in New Zealand

Thursday, 22 December 2016 11:56 a.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Car Insurance in New Zealand If you are looking into getting car insurance in New Zealand, you will want to consider all of the facts before making your decision. For instance, you don’t actually have to purchase car insurance in …

Lost Christchurch

Lost Christchurch

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 1:29 p.m. by LostChristchurch

Welcome to Lost Christchurch!

Life in the Christchurch CBD Red Zone….

Life in the Christchurch CBD Red Zone….

Thursday, 15 December 2016 9:08 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Due to the fact that the Christchurch City Council does not do any maintenance in parts of our street (ie cleaning, removing rubbish, fixing water leaks etc) in the red Zone fenced off area,  we have taken to doing our own rudimentary “street sweeping”.   It is a dirty,  wet, smelly and unhygienic mess.  We got tired of the mess being walked into our factory area!

Prime Minister opens new Christchurch Visitor Centre

Prime Minister opens new Christchurch Visitor Centre

Friday, 9 December 2016 10:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The opening of the new Christchurch Visitor Centre today, by Prime Minister John Key in his last official engagement, is a multiple celebration for the city’s earthquake recovery, say tourism leaders.

Nurses Memorial Chapel to be restored

Nurses Memorial Chapel to be restored

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 1:56 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch’s historic Nurses Memorial Chapel will be restored and strengthened, in time for its reopening as part of the country’s WWI centenary commemorations.

Thomas Edmonds Band Rotunda to return

Thomas Edmonds Band Rotunda to return

Thursday, 1 September 2016 6:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Featured Popular

Edmonds band rotunda rebuild to cost $1.2m

Edmonds band rotunda rebuild to cost $1.2m

Monday, 29 August 2016 3:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $1.2 million restoration of Christchurch's Edmonds band rotunda could see it returned to its former glory.

Old and new in Rutherfords Den restoration

Old and new in Rutherford's Den restoration

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 6:23 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Rutherford's Den is making a 21st century comeback.

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 Popular

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 Popular

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.

LYTTELTON MUSEUM MOVES AHEAD WITH PLANS TO REBUILD

LYTTELTON MUSEUM MOVES AHEAD WITH PLANS TO REBUILD

Thursday, 21 July 2016 1:47 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Members of the Lyttelton Historical Museum Society have voted to proceed with plans to acquire the former Council Service Centre site on London Street in Lyttelton, for the purposes of building a new museum. The decision was taken at the Society’s Annual General Meeting, held on Sunday, 10 July.

Risingholme from the ashes

Risingholme from the ashes

Thursday, 14 July 2016 4:02 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The historic Risingholme Community Centre in Opawa, recently damaged by fire, is to be rebuilt and restored from early 2017.

Working Group progressing reinstatement options

Working Group progressing reinstatement options

Thursday, 7 July 2016 3:13 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

A Working Group is considering options for the reinstatement of the Christ Church Cathedral and will, once a consensus has been reached, recommend the best way forward, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee says.

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.

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.

How NOT to rebuild Christchurch

How NOT to rebuild Christchurch

Friday, 1 July 2016 10:19 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Jeepers, oh what fun…  

Johnny Moore: High St stoush is closed-shop behaviour

Johnny Moore: High St stoush is 'closed-shop behaviour'

Thursday, 30 June 2016 6:56 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Selling booze in the Innovation Precinct allows me to benefit from all the construction going on. Those hard working tradies need a cold beer at the end of the day don't they?

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

 

Arts Centres Great Hall reopening

Arts Centre's Great Hall reopening

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 2:06 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Featured Popular

 

Christchurch i-SITE Visitor Centre confirmed for Arts Centre

Christchurch i-SITE Visitor Centre confirmed for Arts Centre

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 1:55 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Historic telescope will return stargazing to city

Historic telescope will return stargazing to city

Monday, 30 May 2016 9:16 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury (UC) Foundation charity aims to bring back a piece of Christchurch’s astronomical heritage by restoring the Townsend Teece Telescope to the city centre.

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.

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.

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 Popular

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

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.

Update on New Regent Street buildings

Update on New Regent Street buildings

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

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.

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.

D-Day for Christ Church Cathedral

D-Day for Christ Church Cathedral

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 8:35 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Five years of uncertainty and inertia in Cathedral Square will come to an end on Wednesday afternoon.

Significant Town Hall foundation work begins

Significant Town Hall foundation work begins

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 2:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has reached its first major milestone in the Town Hall restoration with the beginning of foundation work that will significantly strengthen the building.

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchuch CBD, Part 167….

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchuch CBD, Part 167….

Monday, 12 October 2015 7:37 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

So, whats new in Lower High Street….. 

UC Alumnus helps save historic telescope

UC Alumnus helps save historic telescope

Monday, 5 October 2015 1:27 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

 

New heritage videos

New heritage videos

Thursday, 1 October 2015 3:30 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

If your house is built on a culturally significant site, we have two new videos to show how we can work with you and other agencies or iwi to incorporate this into your build process.

Television Series Explores Community Spirit & Future of East Christchurch

Television Series Explores Community Spirit & Future of East Christchurch

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 5:30 p.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

A 7-part television series that explores the issues and ideas for the flat land suburbs of east Christchurch devastated by the 2010/11 earthquakes, kicks off on CTV this Thursday.

New Canterbury Museum Visitor Attraction for Christchurch

New Canterbury Museum Visitor Attraction for Christchurch

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 1:46 p.m. by CantyMuseum Featured Popular

Canterbury Museum and the Ravenscar Trust today unveiled plans for New Zealand’s first contemporary house museum to display the Trust’s collections of New Zealand arts, sculpture, designer furniture and classical antiquities.

Media Statement from Rt Rev’d Victoria Matthews

Media Statement from Rt Rev’d Victoria Matthews

Monday, 7 September 2015 3:45 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Anglican Church in Aotearoa

Remembering Christchurch – an important social history

Remembering Christchurch – an important social history

Thursday, 3 September 2015 6:37 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Squatters and vandals take over Christchurchs Caffe Roma

Squatters and vandals take over Christchurch's Caffe Roma

Friday, 7 August 2015 4:29 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Squatters have set up camp in central Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Caffe Roma.

Hawkins appointed for Town Hall restoration

Hawkins appointed for Town Hall restoration

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 1:17 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has appointed Hawkins Construction to undertake the Town Hall restoration.

Christchurchs Isaac Theatre Royal Wins Prestigious Heritage Property Award

Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royal Wins Prestigious Heritage Property Award

Saturday, 13 June 2015 6:13 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

The spectacularly rebuilt and restored Isaac Theatre Royal, has taken out two prestigious awards at the 2015 Property Council New Zealand and Rider Levett Bucknall Awards held in Auckland last night.

Town Hall restoration to begin

Town Hall restoration to begin

Thursday, 11 June 2015 9:35 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council has today (Thursday 11 June) agreed to fully restore the Town Hall.

Christchurch Gardens Their Early History

Christchurch Gardens Their Early History

Sunday, 31 May 2015 9:08 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

The Old and the New [Written for THE SUN.] Sun, Volume II, Issue 563, 29 November 1915, Page 11

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament $45m four-year revamp

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament $45m four-year revamp

Thursday, 28 May 2015 2:02 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch's quake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament will be revamped to the tune of $45 million over four years.

Notice - Antigua Street Bridge Opening– Central City

Notice - Antigua Street Bridge Opening– Central City

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 3:59 p.m. by SCIRT Featured Popular

Downer, as part of SCIRT, has been repairing the earthquake damaged Antigua Street Footbridge. This notice is to let you know that the repairs are almost finished and we will be opening the bridge soon.

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 Popular

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 Popular

I see Will Harvie, from the Christchurch Press, has been busy. A further article on High Street in this mornings press, 6.4.2015.

Rebuilt Knox Church to host cultural events

Rebuilt Knox Church to host cultural events

Monday, 6 April 2015 2:15 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The recently restored Knox Church is hosting performance events as part of its "spiritual mission" in the city. CHARLIE GATES reports.

Central city character home restoration

Central city character home restoration

Monday, 30 March 2015 2:54 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

The following video features the first part of the story of a home repair in our programme, an historic 1890s villa in the Christchurch CBD.

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 Popular

This is great…. a story on High street. Written by Will Harvie, Christchurch Press. Interesting!

Partial retention of Odeon Theatre being explored

Partial retention of Odeon Theatre being explored

Friday, 27 March 2015 10:44 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is investigating whether key parts of the Odeon Theatre can be retained as it embarks on the demolition of badly damaged parts of the structure.