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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.  

Dorothy Haywood: Sydenham Building

Dorothy Haywood: Sydenham Building

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

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 Popular

“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 Popular

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

Helping the Timeball Station to rise again

Helping the Timeball Station to rise again

Thursday, 12 December 2013 1:48 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Holcim New Zealand has got behind the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT) plan to rebuild the Timeball Station in some form at Lyttelton.

Committee recommends restoration of significant heritage landmark

Committee recommends restoration of significant heritage landmark

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 10:05 a.m. by GovtCCC

Committee recommends restoration of significant heritage landmark

Going Under Canvas at Sumner – 1890s

Going Under Canvas at Sumner – 1890s

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 10:25 p.m. by LostChristchurch

During the past year or two it has been customary for a number of parties of young men to go into camp at Sumner for the summer months, and to come up to Christchurch during business hours. Special facilities for this purpose having been offered by the Christchurch Tramway Company, the number of camps has considerably increased this year, and at the present time there are some forty parties living under canvas there, comprising over a hundred persons. While some of the parties have been content ...

Mona Vale and Municipal Chambers under-insured

Mona Vale and Municipal Chambers under-insured

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two of the city's most prized heritage buildings have been under-insured.

Gold accreditation for Canterbury Museum

Gold accreditation for Canterbury Museum

Monday, 9 December 2013 10:54 a.m. by CantyMuseum Popular

First glimpse of proposed Town Hall refurbishment

First glimpse of proposed Town Hall refurbishment

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 3:30 p.m. by FutureChristchurch Popular

Residents attending a Town Hall and wider Performing Arts Precinct information session yesterday got a first glimpse of what parts of the Town Hall could look like at the end of the four-year conservation project.

Hopes remain on Cathedral

Hopes remain on Cathedral

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Bishop Victoria Matthews is relieved the Supreme Court has rejected an appeal to preserve the Christchurch Cathedral.

Town Hall call likely to proceed

Town Hall call likely to proceed

Thursday, 28 November 2013 7:56 a.m. by MediaOneNews

Plans to restore the Christchurch Town Hall at a cost of $127.5 million.

Trams’ return symbolises city recovery

Trams’ return symbolises city recovery

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 3:41 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

After an absence of almost three years the official return of the distinctive ding ding of tram bells to Christchurch streets is hailed as a symbol of the city’s recovery.

Find out more about the Town Hall and new Performing Arts Precinct

Find out more about the Town Hall and new Performing Arts Precinct

Monday, 25 November 2013 6:56 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch trams back on track today

Christchurch trams back on track today

Thursday, 21 November 2013 8:10 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch trams are back on track today.

CCC Building consents……….  For the record, no improvements here….

CCC Building consents………. For the record, no improvements here….

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 6:32 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

5.00 pm Wednesday 20th November 2013.

St Albans History group seeks photos/records

St Albans History group seeks photos/records

Friday, 15 November 2013 9:34 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Iconic Christchurch trams back on track

Iconic Christchurch trams back on track

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 12:40 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Christchurch Trams have returned to the heart of the city. Yesterday, one tram was transported from storage in Ferrymead into its city centre home at Cathedral Junction. It will be parked temporarily at Cathedral Square. More trams will move during the week. It is hoped they will be in service on Show Day (Canterbury Anniversary day) Friday 15 November.

Bridge of Remembrance repairs progressing well

Bridge of Remembrance repairs progressing well

Monday, 11 November 2013 9:44 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Impressive heritage line-up confirmed for Reconnect

Impressive heritage line-up confirmed for Reconnect

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 7:01 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

 

Cathedral rebuild ignores opportunity - ICOMOS

Cathedral rebuild ignores opportunity - ICOMOS

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:33 p.m. by PRNews Popular

New Zealand’s principal organisation for heritage professionals says the decision of the Christchurch Anglican Church Property Trustees to replace Christ Church Cathedral with a contemporary rebuild is a backward step for heritage conservation in New Zealand and ignores the building’s significant heritage value and ongoing offers of support and engagement from the heritage profession.

Shaves & Shampoos on the North West Corner of Cathedral Square

Shaves & Shampoos on the North West Corner of Cathedral Square

Sunday, 22 September 2013 8:59 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

It’s just before 3pm on a late summer day in 1914. Prolific Christchurch photographer, Steffano Webb is setting up his camera equipment inside the gents’ hairdressing saloon of well known Cathedral Square tobacconist, Frederick Woodward, the proprietor of Woodward & Co. The shop has been cleaned top to bottom; the floor swept clean so that not one loose hair can be seen. The mirrors have been polished and a myriad of bottled potions and lotions can be clearly seen on display.

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 125….

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 125….

Friday, 20 September 2013 8:55 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Well miracles do happen…. yesterday 10 September 2013 a digger turned up in the street and started to clear away the remains of the Billens building that has been lying in the street since 7th December 2012. It took less than one day to clean up.  ( Link  The puzzling aspect of this all was, we were told every time we asked why it had not been removed, that it was too dangerous.  Yeah right!  Interestingly it still leaves Laurie Rose’s frontage lying on the footp ...

Knox Church rebuild plan signed

Knox Church rebuild plan signed

Saturday, 14 September 2013 3:08 p.m. by Media3News

Plans to rebuild Knox Church in Christchurch have been signed off and a modern interpretation of the 1902 church is promised.

Court action only barrier to stop new cathedral

Court action only barrier to stop new cathedral

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 9:54 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Action from the Supreme Court is now the only thing that could prevent the construction of a modern replacement of the ChristChurch Cathedral.

Captain Lorraine’s Final Fatal Balloon Ascent

Captain Lorraine’s Final Fatal Balloon Ascent

Friday, 30 August 2013 7:28 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Captain Lorriane Loses his Life The Balloon Carried out to Sea A Terrible Fall. The Aeronaut Drowned, Fruitless Search for his Body. Star, Issue 6633, 3 November 1899, Page 4 Not one of the thousand spectators who gathered at Lancaster Park yesterday afternoon to witness the balloon ascent of Captain Lorraine would willingly pass through a period of such awful anxiety and suspense as that which then fell to their lot. It is thrilling and exciting enough, in all conscience, to watch an intrepid a ...

All Christchurch town hall to be conserved

All Christchurch town hall to be conserved

Thursday, 29 August 2013 4:22 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Council Votes to Conserve Town Hall

Council Votes to Conserve Town Hall

Thursday, 29 August 2013 4:22 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Town Hall to be conserved

Reel Life in Canterbury tour next month

Reel Life in Canterbury tour next month

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 4:46 p.m. by PRNews

 

Rebellion in Christchurch…

Rebellion in Christchurch…

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 9:11 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for  days – (since Feb 2011)

Electric Trams – “Horses No Longer Required”

Electric Trams – “Horses No Longer Required”

Sunday, 25 August 2013 10:24 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Christchurch was the last of the four cities to introduce electric trams, they had tried to introduce the system in 1902, but it was prior to the amalgamation of the boroughs, so with the advent of greater Christchurch and the Tramway Board being established, the work was able to be begun.

Scrap James Hay Theatre, says conductor

Scrap James Hay Theatre, says conductor

Sunday, 25 August 2013 8:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

Millie Mite – ‘one of the most interesting personalities that has ever visited the Dominion’

Millie Mite – ‘one of the most interesting personalities that has ever visited the Dominion’

Saturday, 24 August 2013 11:57 p.m. by LostChristchurch

It was a warm fair day on the 16th December 1919,  a light nor’easterly breeze was blowing through the city. Much the same weather was being experienced throughout the whole of the Dominion. The country was at the height of election fever. The Press had built a 50ft long by 27ft high results board outside their office so the thousands that were expected to gather in Cathedral Square could see the latest results from every part of New Zealand. For the first time women could be elected into ...

Mrs General Mite – ‘one of the most interesting personalities that has ever visited the Dominion’

Mrs General Mite – ‘one of the most interesting personalities that has ever visited the Dominion’

Saturday, 24 August 2013 11:57 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

It was a warm fair day on the 16th December 1919, a light nor’easterly breeze was blowing through the city. Much the same weather was being experienced throughout the whole of the Dominion.

Rising from the rubble - stories of High Street

Rising from the rubble - stories of High Street

Friday, 23 August 2013 4:07 p.m. by PRNews Recommended Popular

The Canterbury earthquakes irrevocably damaged Christchurch’s High Street precinct. The area’s Victorian and Edwardian streetscapes and series of lively interconnected laneways have changed forever, with a majority of its mostly masonry heritage buildings now demolished. 

Christchurch councillors consider town hall rebuild

Christchurch councillors consider town hall rebuild

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 7:08 p.m. by Media3News

 

New life for re-opened Grubb Cottage

New life for re-opened Grubb Cottage

Monday, 19 August 2013 5:30 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

D.I.C. 1909 – ‘An up-to-date Emporium’

D.I.C. 1909 – ‘An up-to-date Emporium’

Sunday, 18 August 2013 10:07 p.m. by LostChristchurch

The New Premises of the D.I.C. Cashel and Lichfield Streets, Christchurch From the ashes of the conflagration which ravaged the business heart of the city a year ago, there has arisen a wonderfully spacious and thoroughly up-to-date emporium, designed for the occupation of the extensive business undertakings of the Drapery Importing Company, firmly established in public confidence everywhere under the familiar title of the D.I.C. All the enterprise and modern ideas could suggest for the convenie ...