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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

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

$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

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.

The First Car Comes to Christchurch

The First Car Comes to Christchurch

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

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.  

Dorothy Haywood: Sydenham Building

Dorothy Haywood: Sydenham Building

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 12:14 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Sydenham Heritage Trust Chairperson, Dorothy Haywood talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the site of the rubble on the corner of Brougham and Colombo Streets.

NZ churches used in earthquake study

NZ churches used in earthquake study

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 6:37 a.m. by Media3News

Some of New Zealand's churches will be the focus of an international study intended to help earthquake-proof buildings.

Hope for honest compromise over cathedral

Hope for honest compromise over cathedral

Friday, 7 February 2014 11:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Trust southern general manager Rob Hall said groups in favour of the cathedral's restoration had signalled they were prepared to talk about a "compromise solution".

Estuary Fest

Estuary Fest

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 11:04 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Event: ESTUARY FEST

Should city rebuild recreate English past?

Should city rebuild recreate English past?

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 8:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

 Christchurch used to be called the most English city outside England. Should the rebuild recapture the style of the past or seek fresh design inspiration? How about Maori or international influences?

Gaiety Hall and Mona Vale Homestead to be restored

Gaiety Hall and Mona Vale Homestead to be restored

Thursday, 30 January 2014 5:23 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

A popular Christchurch heritage attraction and a well-loved community facility on Banks Peninsula are another step closer to re-opening after Christchurch City Council today (Thursday 30 January) agreed repair and strengthening work should go ahead.

How not to repair a heritage building in the Christchurch CBD part 137

How not to repair a heritage building in the Christchurch CBD part 137

Thursday, 30 January 2014 8:59 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1075 days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    

Heritage holdups frustrate

Heritage holdups frustrate

Friday, 24 January 2014 11:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Triangle – Noxious Exhalations, a Precocious Wastrel and a Special Earthquake

The Triangle – Noxious Exhalations, a Precocious Wastrel and a Special Earthquake

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 5:49 p.m. by LostChristchurch

“William Wilson was formerly a cabbage dealer in Canterbury; but fourteen years ago he was poor, whereas now he is rich, a circumstance attributable to a lucky speculation in a piece of land called the Triangles, at Christchurch, which was offered to more than one, previously to being bought for £200 by Wilson, who, unlike the others, had sufficient foresight not to refuse it which now, in rental, brings him in £900 per annum.” Hawke’s Bay Herald, Volume 11, Issue 871, 31 Augus ...

Interim work at CTV site to be complete for February anniversary

Interim work at CTV site to be complete for February anniversary

Monday, 23 December 2013 1:30 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Work will get underway next month at the former CTV Building site to provide a more welcoming environment for remembrance of those who lost their lives there.

Early Days in Sydenham, how the Pioneers Fared

Early Days in Sydenham, how the Pioneers Fared

Saturday, 14 December 2013 11:22 p.m. by LostChristchurch

“I REMEMBER.” An interesting contribution to the history of the early days of Christchurch, and especially of the district now known as Sydenham, was made by Mr Henry Ffitch, of Glandovey road, Fendalton, in a series of reminiscences related by him to a “Press” representative. “I remember very well,” said Mr Ffitch, “that part of the country on what is now the borough of Sydenham in the years 1851 and 1852. I have a vivid recollection of the country, in ...

Momentous occasion for Knox Church

'Momentous' occasion for Knox Church

Saturday, 14 December 2013 11:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

The $5.5 million project of rebuilding the earthquake-damaged Knox Presbyterian Church has moved a step closer.