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A measured approach

A measured approach

Friday, 19 September 2014 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

$1.3m Rebuild Rectifies Quake Damage on Historic Site

$1.3m Rebuild Rectifies Quake Damage on Historic Site

Thursday, 18 September 2014 9:42 a.m. by PRNews

Press Release: Harcourts

Council seeks expressions of interest for Town Hall conservation

Council seeks expressions of interest for Town Hall conservation

Friday, 12 September 2014 9:18 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council has begun an expression of interest (EOI) process for contractors interested in tendering for the Town Hall conservation project.

Rebuild and repair of Council facilities to accelerate

Rebuild and repair of Council facilities to accelerate

Thursday, 4 September 2014 3:17 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Mayor Lianne Dalziel has today announced Christchurch City Council is committing more than $40 million to fast-track the repair and rebuild of 'priority' community and heritage facilities across the city and Banks Peninsula.

Final piece of historic clock tower restored

Final piece of historic clock tower restored

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 5:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The final piece of Christchurch's historic Victoria Clock Tower has been restored three-and-a-half years after it was damaged in the February 2011 earthquake.

Grant from the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal UK

Grant from the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal UK

Monday, 18 August 2014 3:39 p.m. by PRNews Popular

CCC Building Consents….

CCC Building Consents….

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 3:34 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What an unhelpful meeting with Building consents that was.  

UC reopens remediated and renamed Registry (Matariki) building

UC reopens remediated and renamed Registry (Matariki) building

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 12:39 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

UC staff are moving back into the fully-remediated Registry building, which has been renamed Matariki.

Community Committee talks heritage

Community Committee talks heritage

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:05 a.m. by GovtCCC

The Christchurch City Council’s Community Committee met today and considered a number of items including:  

Council holds out on church repair bid

Council holds out on church repair bid

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors are holding off giving the Anglican Church a grant to fix an old school building until they get more information about what its plans are for the other historic buildings it owns, including the Cathedral.

Triple celebration for Lyttelton Tunnel

Triple celebration for Lyttelton Tunnel

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 2:47 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Glenmark – tragedy and a fortune in colonial gold

The Glenmark – tragedy and a fortune in colonial gold

Sunday, 13 July 2014 8:47 p.m. by LostChristchurch

“The tale of a shipwreck has for most readers a fascination unequalled by any other of the many forms of tragedy which from time to time sweep some unlucky band or section of humanity into eternity, and during last century [19th Century] shipping disasters were all too frequent around our rugged and then little-known coast. But these bygone tragedies on our shores have been chronicled, so that small room for speculation remains when the cold light of Marine Court inquiries have been shed o ...

Building Consent troubles in Christchurch….. still…..

Building Consent troubles in Christchurch….. still…..

Sunday, 13 July 2014 12:25 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

So what is new in the life of the beleaguered High Street building owners? 

Jim Anderton: Does this look like a ruin to you?

Jim Anderton: Does this look like a ruin to you?

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 9:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

 columnist Paul Little writes in his column , quite properly, about the catastrophic effect on the people of Christchurch of the two or three major earthquakes, not to mention the fourteen thousand aftershocks, that have shattered so many lives here over the last three years.

Protest unlikely to save memorial hall

Protest unlikely to save memorial hall

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 8:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

Town hall restoration on hold

Town hall restoration on hold

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 11:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council's uncertain financial position has led it to put the brakes on its multimillion-dollar project to restore the Christchurch's Town Hall.

Akaroa Museum receives earthquake recovery grant

Akaroa Museum receives earthquake recovery grant

Monday, 30 June 2014 8:18 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council's Akaroa Museum has received a special one-off grant of $500,000 from the Government to help with earthquake repair and strengthening work that will allow it to fully re-open next year.

Council appears before Select Committe in support of  submission on Building Amendment Bill

Council appears before Select Committe in support of submission on Building Amendment Bill

Thursday, 26 June 2014 6:03 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Councillor Ali Jones appeared before the Local Government and Environment Select Committee this afternoon in support of the Council’s submission on the Building (Earthquake-prone) Amendment Act.

CERA Flip-flops Again……

CERA Flip-flops Again……

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 8:51 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1214 days

The Oldest Building in Canterbury

The Oldest Building in Canterbury

Saturday, 7 June 2014 7:03 p.m. by LostChristchurch

To settle what seems to be a somewhat vexed question, a representative of the Lyttelton Times yesterday made inquiries among a number of the Pilgrims with regard to the authenticity, or otherwise, of the statement that the building now being used as a residence on the South Belt, near the Southern Cross Hotel, was the earliest of the dwellings occupied by the dwellers on the plains. The representative interviewed many persons, and, towards evening, met Mr Edmund Smart, who resides at No. 55, Cas ...

Theatre company moving into CBD

Theatre company moving into CBD

Sunday, 1 June 2014 11:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

An experimental theatre company is moving into the former Academy Cinema building in the Christchurch Arts Centre.

Battle to save cathedral far from over

Battle to save cathedral far from over

Sunday, 1 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A group of Anglicans in a small Canterbury community are vowing to take the battle for Christ Church Cathedral to the court of public opinion after a judge lifted a stay on a planned demolition of the 110-year-old building.

ChristChurch Cathedral to be deconstructed

ChristChurch Cathedral to be deconstructed

Friday, 30 May 2014 3:40 p.m. by MediaHerald

An order preventing deconstruction of ChristChurch Cathedral has just been lifted by the High Court.

Victoria Square carving to be restored

Victoria Square carving to be restored

Thursday, 8 May 2014 10:31 a.m. by GovtCCC

The Christchurch City Council will be temporarily removing Riki Manuel’s the six metre high carved wooden post in Victoria Square, to undertake conservation work to return it to its original glory.

Quake-damaged suburb asks for help

Quake-damaged suburb asks for help

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 12:57 p.m. by Media3News

A local community group is asking for donations to rescue the "post-war" state of New Brighton.

Lets look to Dresden in rebuild

Let's look to Dresden in rebuild

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 12:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

 On the nights of February 13 to 15, 1945, Allied bombers carpet-bombed the German city of Dresden. The resultant firestorms killed an estimated 35,000 people, although the total number is disputed. The historic centre was destroyed.

Christchurch City Councils Earthquake Recovery Committee meeting 1 May 2014

Christchurch City Council's Earthquake Recovery Committee meeting 1 May 2014

Friday, 2 May 2014 1:38 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Key recommendations from the Committee of the Whole

Church made a mistake funding cardboard cathedral with payout

Church 'made a mistake' funding cardboard cathedral with payout

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 2:48 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Anglican Diocese has admitted it was wrong to use a multimillion-dollar insurance payout from the quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral to fund its transitional "cardboard'' cathedral. 

Bridge of Remembrance on track to reopen

Bridge of Remembrance on track to reopen

Friday, 25 April 2014 7:27 a.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch Bridge of Remembrance is on track to reopen next year, despite controversy over its repairs.

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

Council may help foot bill for strengthening

Council may help foot bill for strengthening

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 9:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council may contribute $800,000 towards the cost of strengthening a landmark art deco apartment building in the central city.

High St paralysed by Cera indecision

High St 'paralysed' by Cera indecision

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Nicky Arts owns a shop in the historic Duncan Buildings in High St and is trying to repair it so she can reopen, but she is hitting obstacles at every turn.

Council drops action over undervalued assets

Council drops action over undervalued assets

Monday, 14 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council staff and councillors are at odds over claims crucial council assets were undervalued before the earthquakes.

Saving a sense of history

Saving a sense of history

Saturday, 12 April 2014 1:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

A white plastic burial shroud encases the demolition-ready Majestic theatre.

Archbishop of York backs demolishing Christchurch Cathedral

Archbishop of York backs demolishing Christchurch Cathedral

Thursday, 27 March 2014 4:51 p.m. by Media3News

The second most powerful Anglican in the world has swung in behind the local church's bid to demolish the Christchurch Cathedral.

Shigeru Ban should rebuild Christ Church Cathedral

Shigeru Ban should rebuild Christ Church Cathedral

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 11:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

Anglicans should hire Cardboard Cathedral architect Shigeru Ban to fix or replace their damaged cathedral in the square.

Old Library Cafe repairs delayed in Fairlie

Old Library Cafe repairs delayed in Fairlie

Monday, 24 March 2014 12:28 p.m. by PRNews

High demand for specialist heritage engineers has delayed the repair of the Old Library Café in Fairlie.

Protest against demolition of Majestic Theatre

Protest against demolition of Majestic Theatre

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

$2.5m boost to restore Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings

$2.5m boost to restore Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings

Friday, 21 March 2014 1:34 p.m. by EarthquakeAppeal Popular

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage today announced they will jointly provide funding of $2.5 million for the Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings, to be used towards restoration and reconstruction of its Armagh and Durham street stone towers. When completed, this work is intended to enable the adjacent wooden buildings to re-open for public use as soon as possible.

Canterbury Provincial Buildings gets $2.5m

Canterbury Provincial Buildings gets $2.5m

Friday, 21 March 2014 10:37 a.m. by MediaStuff

One of Christchurch's most prominent buildings has received a $2.5 million funding boost to help repair and reopen it to the public.

Christchurch heritage protesters march to save theatre

Christchurch heritage protesters march to save theatre

Thursday, 20 March 2014 7:50 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch heritage advocates will be out in force again today in an effort to save the Majestic Theatre.

Anglicans tell Peters to butt out

Anglicans tell Peters to butt out

Sunday, 16 March 2014 2:46 p.m. by Media3News

The Anglican Church is reminding Winston Peters that ChristChurch Cathedral is its property and should not be part of talks to form a government.

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD part 141

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD part 141

Sunday, 16 March 2014 10:23 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1118 days

Heritage Grant for Riccarton House

Heritage Grant for Riccarton House

Friday, 14 March 2014 5:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Structural strengthening and maintenance work on Riccarton House can be completed following the approval of a Christchurch City Council Heritage Grant of $33,263.

A Visit to the Suburbs and a Parting Nor’ Wester

A Visit to the Suburbs and a Parting Nor’ Wester

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 10:41 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

The First Car Comes to Christchurch

The First Car Comes to Christchurch

Saturday, 8 March 2014 8:31 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Museum suffers water damage

Museum suffers water damage

Thursday, 6 March 2014 10:00 a.m. by CantyMuseum

Billionaires ChristChurch Cathedral pledge

Billionaire's ChristChurch Cathedral pledge

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 11:11 a.m. by Media3News Popular

A British philanthropist has pledged $4 million to help restore the ChristChurch Cathedral.

Lyttelton Tunnel Turns 50

Lyttelton Tunnel Turns 50

Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:01 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Today, Thursday 27 February, New Zealand’s longest road tunnel, the Lyttelton tunnis is celebrating its 50th birthday. 

Heritage will not be demolished

Heritage will not be demolished

Thursday, 27 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The heritage-listed Public Trust Office in central Christchurch will not be demolished under the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act.

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 

Time to revive forgotten theatre

Time to revive forgotten theatre

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

Feasible to repair and strengthen heritage buildings says UC architectural historian

Feasible to repair and strengthen heritage buildings says UC architectural historian

Sunday, 23 February 2014 9:57 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

There could have been a different outcome for heritage and for Christchurch if there had been a recognition early on that it was feasible to repair and strengthen many heritage buildings than has been the case, a University of Canterbury (UC) architectural historian says.