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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Sir Miles Warren design may break four-year Christ Church Cathedral deadlock

Sir Miles Warren design may break four-year Christ Church Cathedral deadlock

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 7:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Anglican leaders are considering restoration options for the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral to break the legal deadlock over the historic building.

Public feedback on Victoria Square design

Public feedback on Victoria Square design

Friday, 6 March 2015 9:07 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Restoring the Townsend Telescope and Observatory

Restoring the Townsend Telescope and Observatory

Thursday, 5 March 2015 2:04 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

A restoration project is underway to rebuild the Townsend Telescope and restore it to the Arts Centre.

How not to repair a Heritage Dunger in Christchurch…. 4 years on.

How not to repair a Heritage Dunger in Christchurch…. 4 years on.

Sunday, 22 February 2015 9:36 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Today, like so many Christchurch people, I have been reflecting on the last four years. 

Godley Statue reinstated in Cathedral Square

Godley Statue reinstated in Cathedral Square

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 5:25 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The statue of John Robert Godley, founder of the Canterbury settlement, has been reinstated in Cathedral Square.

Public say on $9.2m Cathedral Square revamp

Public say on $9.2m Cathedral Square revamp

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 9:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council and the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) say they will engage with the public before embarking on a multimillion-dollar redesign of Cathedral Square.

Victoria Square: No Need For Change - Open Letter to PM

Victoria Square: No Need For Change - Open Letter to PM

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 12:23 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: From Christchurch Civic Trust and Historic Places Canterbury

Knox Church Open Afternoon

Knox Church Open Afternoon

Friday, 6 February 2015 8:51 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Anzac centennial dream over for ravaged earthquake memorial

Anzac centennial dream over for ravaged earthquake memorial

Monday, 26 January 2015 11:12 a.m. by MediaOneNews

Increasing costs and a few setbacks have delayed the completion of Christchurch's Bridge of Remembrance and it is no longer looking like it will be ready for the Anzac centennial this year.

Knox Church packed house at first service since 2010 Earthquakes

Knox Church packed house at first service since 2010 Earthquakes

Monday, 22 December 2014 11:19 a.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

McKenzie and Willis façade in Christchurch to be preserved

McKenzie and Willis façade in Christchurch to be preserved

Friday, 12 December 2014 12:25 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The historic McKenzie and Willis building façade in Christchurch, which sits in the Innovation Precinct, will be saved in a deal brokered with local property investor Richard Peebles.

Short-list for Earthquake Memorial designs

Short-list for Earthquake Memorial designs

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 11:12 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Six design concepts have been short-listed for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial and will be further developed before going on show for the public to have their say early next year.

Iconic Christchurch restaurant tram back on the tracks

Iconic Christchurch restaurant tram back on the tracks

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 2:37 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Iconic Christchurch restaurant tram back on the tracks

CTV News - Isaac Theatre Royal

CTV News - Isaac Theatre Royal

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 8:02 p.m. by MediaCTV

 

Port Lyttelton – from a Correspondent

Port Lyttelton – from a Correspondent

Saturday, 8 November 2014 11:02 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

This land-locked port of Lyttelton – called occasionally Port Cooper and sometimes Port Victoria – is the main, or rather the only, entrance to the Province of Canterbury. The surrounding hills, which are entirely volcanic, vary in height from 2000 ft, to 6000 ft, and bear, on close inspection, very palpable marks of calcination. The port itself is interesting only from the fact of its being the door to the settlement. It is a mean, insignificant little place, inhabited by persons wh ...

Theatre reigns over cultural centre

Theatre reigns over cultural centre

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The newly-restored Isaac Theatre Royal will be at the heart of one of the new city's more interesting neighbourhoods when it opens on November 17.

Repairing cathedral a tough prospect

Repairing cathedral a tough prospect

Monday, 3 November 2014 10:22 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

They are two sites divided by a common architectural language.

Christchurch Cathedral – Research says restoration

Christchurch Cathedral – Research says restoration

Monday, 3 November 2014 1:03 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Colmar Brunton

New Photo Book Compares Christchurch Pre-Earthquake to 2014

New Photo Book Compares Christchurch Pre-Earthquake to 2014

Monday, 3 November 2014 11:33 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

The University of Canterbury reconnecting with CBD at the Arts Centre

The University of Canterbury reconnecting with CBD at the Arts Centre

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 11:50 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury will build on and strengthen its connections with the central city, leasing the Chemistry Building in the Arts Centre for at least the next eight years.

Huge project to put Malthouse back on track

Huge project to put Malthouse back on track

Monday, 20 October 2014 11:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Remedial work on one of the city's last remaining industrial stone buildings will begin today.

Statement from Mayor regarding future of Victoria Square

Statement from Mayor regarding future of Victoria Square

Friday, 17 October 2014 5:24 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

The Mayor of Christchurch supports a wider public consultation around the future of Victoria Square to encourage those with an interest to share their memories and to discuss their aspirations for the space. 

Reconstructed Knox Church to host Awards Ceremony

Reconstructed Knox Church to host Awards Ceremony

Monday, 29 September 2014 4:37 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: TDM Events

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1214 days

History comes alive at St. Michael’s School

History comes alive at St. Michael’s School

Thursday, 12 June 2014 1:14 p.m. by marketing_saintmichaels Popular

The Oldest Building in Canterbury

The Oldest Building in Canterbury

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

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 Popular

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.