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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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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 Popular

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 Popular

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.

Breach of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act

Breach of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act

Friday, 23 January 2015 10:24 a.m. by ArrowInternational Popular


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 Popular

 

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 ...

Port Lyttelton – ‘a mean, insignificant little place’

Port Lyttelton – ‘a mean, insignificant little place’

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

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...

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 Popular

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 Popular

$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 Popular

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.