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A Whale of a Time at Sumner

A Whale of a Time at Sumner

Thursday, 14 February 2013 10:35 a.m. by LostChristchurch

Whale at Sumner Provides Amusement for Trippers
“Considerable excitement was caused at Sumner at about 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon, when it was reported that something like a large upturned boat was seen about 3 or 4 miles out from the beach. To find out what it was, Acting-Pilot Joseph Hint’s got a crew together and went out in No. 2 Lifeboat...

Morning Marmite

Morning Marmite

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 10:45 a.m. by LostChristchurch

If you’re missing your morning Marmite (or know someone who is) and love vintage advertising, then this card is for you. It features a 1928  Sanitarium Marmite ad. This A5 size card features: embossed border blank (no message) insert sheet printed with a vintage image of a Marmite jar comes with an envelope packaged in a clear sealed bag   $5.50 including postage within NZ >> Click here to go to order form

Flax, Coffee, Tea and Chicory – the Trent Brothers’ Christchurch Empire

Flax, Coffee, Tea and Chicory – the Trent Brothers’ Christchurch Empire

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:24 p.m. by LostChristchurch

It is ten days before Christmas, 1877 and two brothers, Frederick and James Trent, stand expectantly before the Reverend Henry Crocker Marriott Watson at altar in St John the Baptist Church, Latimer Square, Christchurch. That week, residents in Colombo Street are being entertained in the evenings by the antics of a pet kangaroo which had escaped from the confines of somebody's backyard. The animal had managed to alight onto Mr Mein's small goods shop, providing great amusement to the passers-by.

Canterbury Brewery sign comes down in central Christchurch

Canterbury Brewery sign comes down in central Christchurch

Saturday, 9 February 2013 4:44 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The fabric of Christchurch changed again this morning with the start of one of the city's most recognisable buildings coming down.

Security Issues in CBD Red Zone Contractor Enclaves…… & IAG Service addresses

Security Issues in CBD Red Zone Contractor Enclaves…… & IAG Service addresses

Thursday, 7 February 2013 10:09 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 718 days…. 

Ethel Bradley and the Cashel Street Mystery

Ethel Bradley and the Cashel Street Mystery

Wednesday, 6 February 2013 10:45 p.m. by LostChristchurch

Part One: Love, Lies and Lost Lives.
Peering into the mirror, Ethel May Bradley places on her head the large black hat that her sister-in-law, Clara has trimmed for her with ribbon. Reflected back is a neat figure dressed in a dark blue serge outfit trimmed with black braid, worn over a white blouse. Pinned to her corsage is a jet brooch and a mourning brooch, which, when paired with the black crepe on her arm, signals a recent and close bereavement. Black shoes fit over her stockinged fe ...

Theatre restoration spinoff for traffic flow

Theatre restoration spinoff for traffic flow

Saturday, 2 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Restoration of the Isaac Theatre Royal in central Christchurch could mean Gloucester St will soon be reopened to two-way traffic.

New Regent St gearing up to reopen

New Regent St gearing up to reopen

Saturday, 2 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Two New Regent St shops have been refurbished and handed back to their owners, and the precinct's opening date is pencilled in for March 22.

UC designs phone app for Christchurch’s historic High Street precinct

UC designs phone app for Christchurch’s historic High Street precinct

Friday, 1 February 2013 12:54 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

The University of Canterbury (UC) has designed a phone app and a website for Christchurch’s quake-hit historic High Street precinct which was severely damaged in the February 22 earthquake.

Artefacts discovered under Christchurchs Isaac Theatre Royale

Artefacts discovered under Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royale

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 5:50 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Archaeologists working in Christchurch have stumbled across a “massive” collection of artefacts under the quake-damaged Isaac Theatre Royal.

On this day: Wairarapa earthquake 1855

On this day: Wairarapa earthquake 1855

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 10:51 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

 

Before and after the “Sign of the Kiwi”

Before and after the “Sign of the Kiwi”

Friday, 4 January 2013 10:25 p.m. by LostChristchurch

“Jog on, jog on, the footpath way. And cheerily hent the stile, A merry heart goes all the way, Your sad tires in a mile.” — “A Winter’s Tale,” Sheakespeare. Such is the motto on the front of the picturesque rest-house on the Summit Road, near Dyer’s Pass. It was a lovely spring morning, with just enough wind to keep the air cool -  an ideal day for such an outing. The modern and useful tram had brought us up Cashmere Hills, past many charming villas with thei ...

Transitional Book available (as featured on Radio NZ)

Transitional Book available (as featured on Radio NZ)

Thursday, 3 January 2013 12:05 p.m. by GapFiller Featured

Christchurch: The Transitional City Part IV a book documenting transitional post-quake projects in ChCh 

Vintage Christchurch Street Scene Bookmark

Vintage Christchurch Street Scene Bookmark

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 11:17 a.m. by LostChristchurch

Bookmark featuring a Christchurch Street scene against the background of the Cathedral...

Last views of a fallen city – a virtual tour of Christchurch’s Red Zone

Last views of a fallen city – a virtual tour of Christchurch’s Red Zone

Monday, 17 December 2012 9:22 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Some of the last panoramic views of Christchurch’s Red Zone have been preserved in the University of Canterbury (UC) QuakeStudies digital archive.

Lucks building sold to Cera

Luck's building sold to Cera

Friday, 14 December 2012 8:05 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The 190-square-metre site of a heritage building known as Luck's building is the first to be settled as part of the Crown's purchase plan under Christchurch's central city blueprint.

Cathedral decision planned for Feb

Cathedral decision planned for Feb

Monday, 3 December 2012 6:49 p.m. by MediaStuff

Anglican leaders hope to make a decision on the future of the Christ Church Cathedral by the end of February.

Donor fronts to save Timeball Station

Donor fronts to save Timeball Station

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A mystery donor has stepped in to help resurrect Lyttelton's earthquake-damaged Timeball Station.

Property Matters: Seismic work put at $100b

Property Matters: Seismic work put at $100b

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Property sector could face bills dwarfing the leaky building issue.

New Regent St aims for relaunch in February

New Regent St aims for relaunch in February

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 11:43 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

It may be two years since it was forcibly closed for business, but one of Christchurch's most picturesque streets will soon reopen.

Church groups commit to building new cathedral

Church groups commit to building new cathedral

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 7:11 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The Anglican Church in Christchurch has today revealed a formal commitment to build a new cathedral in Cathedral Square.

Call for Christchurch Cathedral demolition order scrutiny

Call for Christchurch Cathedral demolition order scrutiny

Friday, 16 November 2012 8:53 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Labour is welcoming the High Court ruling that has stopped the demolition of Christchurch Cathedral.

Christchurch Cathedral demolition plans halted by High Court

Christchurch Cathedral demolition plans halted by High Court

Thursday, 15 November 2012 4:45 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A court ruling has ordered that the demolition of Christchurch Cathedral must be stopped until further notice.

Basilica walls may be saved

Basilica walls may be saved

Saturday, 10 November 2012 12:55 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Remnants of Christchurch's earthquake-ravaged Catholic cathedral may be preserved as a memorial with a new cathedral built next door.

Sign of the Takahe, Kiwi severely damaged

Sign of the Takahe, Kiwi severely damaged

Thursday, 8 November 2012 11:26 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Sign of the Takahe and Sign of the Kiwi will both require strengthening and repair work before they can reopen to the public.

Pita Pit Stop for Christchurch Earthquake Recovery

Pita Pit Stop for Christchurch Earthquake Recovery

Monday, 5 November 2012 6:05 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Christchurch CBD Pita Pit Reopens after Earthquake 

Committee calls for full Town Hall repair

Committee calls for full Town Hall repair

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 4:17 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council's Community, Recreation and Culture Committee today unanimously recommended the entire Town Hall complex be repaired to 100 per cent of New Building Standards.

Demolition warning from bishop

Demolition warning from bishop

Sunday, 28 October 2012 11:08 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Anglican Bishop warned her diocese the Government would step in and demolish Christ Church Cathedral if they did not quickly make a decision on its future, previously confidential minutes released as part of a High Court case reveal.

Bid to save stone survivor

Bid to save stone survivor

Monday, 22 October 2012 10:01 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Cranmer Courts may be coming down, but the building's neo-Gothic twin just around the corner could still be rescued.

Owners committed to New City Hotel repair

Owners committed to New City Hotel repair

Saturday, 20 October 2012 10:08 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

One of inner Christchurch's "traditional" hotels will keep serving pints long into the future if its owners have their way. MATT PHILP reports.

Hidden St Albans jewel to be restored

Hidden St Albans jewel to be restored

Saturday, 20 October 2012 8:21 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An 1860s Christchurch heritage building used as a commune since the 1970s will be restored and opened to the public for the first time.

Images from cathedral in design

Images from cathedral in design

Friday, 19 October 2012 11:19 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Christchurch Anglican diocese has unveiled designs for the cardboard cathedral's stained-glass window.

Old kiln fires restoration effort

Old kiln fires restoration effort

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 7:56 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Canterbury earthquakes have revealed a historical building that will be restored to its former glory.

Chen adds weight to cathedral demolition debate

Chen adds weight to cathedral demolition debate

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Riccarton House repairs begin

Riccarton House repairs begin

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 3:16 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Why were the small CBD Businesses abandoned to their fate?

Why were the small CBD Businesses abandoned to their fate?

Sunday, 14 October 2012 9:03 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

I had an interesting phone call  from the company that services Fire Extinguishers.  You are right it sounds boring   …. but… as is usual in Christchurch the conversation turned from work to the earthquakes.  

Te Kanawa backs Town Hall

Te Kanawa backs Town Hall

Friday, 12 October 2012 10:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

Opera diva Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has backed a campaign to save the Christchurch Town Hall.

Council requests pause on Cranmer Courts demolition

Council requests pause on Cranmer Courts demolition

Thursday, 11 October 2012 2:45 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council today agreed to request the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority hold the demolition of Cranmer Courts for one month.

A danger Christchurch’s past will be forgotten, UC lecturer says

A danger Christchurch’s past will be forgotten, UC lecturer says

Thursday, 11 October 2012 8:51 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

There is a danger that most ongoing memories about Christchurch will just be about the city’s earthquakes and not the great things that once stood in the 162 years beforehand, a University of Canterbury (UC) researcher said today.

Cathedral shortfall $50m

Cathedral shortfall $50m

Monday, 8 October 2012 11:37 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

About half of Christ Church Cathedral's $40 million insurance payout will be spent before the rebuild begins, court documents show.

$5m bill just to make Cranmer Courts safe

$5m bill just to make Cranmer Courts safe

Monday, 8 October 2012 11:37 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Potential buyers are still interested in saving Cranmer Courts, despite a possible $5 million price tag just to make the building safe.

New bids to save Cranmer Courts

New bids to save Cranmer Courts

Sunday, 7 October 2012 11:21 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Grants may save Pomeroys building

Grants may save Pomeroys building

Saturday, 6 October 2012 8:03 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Christchurch City Council may help fund seismic strengthening work on two of Canterbury's oldest brewery buildings.

Mayor keen to chip in on Cathedrals design

Mayor keen to chip in on Cathedral's design

Friday, 5 October 2012 11:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

Banks Peninsula facilities to close

Banks Peninsula facilities to close

Friday, 5 October 2012 3:03 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is today (Friday 5 October) closing four community facilities on the Banks Peninsula after receiving the results of engineering assessments that show they are earthquake-prone.

Cranmer Court demolition all bad news

Cranmer Court demolition 'all bad news'

Friday, 5 October 2012 9:28 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

City councillors who fought to save the historic Cranmer Court in Christchurch from demolition have conceded defeat, saying the cost of restoration was just too much.

Cathedral custodians reject claims they cant demolish

Cathedral custodians reject claims they can't demolish

Thursday, 4 October 2012 7:55 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Custodians of the earthquake-crippled Christ Church Cathedral have today flatly rejected claims they cannot legally demolish the landmark building.

Protesters arrested at Cranmer Court demolition

Protesters arrested at Cranmer Court demolition

Thursday, 4 October 2012 5:24 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Cranmer Court was home to New Zealand’s first normal school, Christchurch Teachers’ College, and most recently 31 inner city apartments, before the February quake struck.

Protests as Cranmer Court is demolished

Protests as Cranmer Court is demolished

Thursday, 4 October 2012 1:56 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Protesters have been arrested as the demolition of one of Christchurch’s oldest buildings got underway this morning.

Owners not obliged to save cathedral

Owners 'not obliged' to save cathedral

Thursday, 4 October 2012 11:26 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cranmer Court demolition to resume

Cranmer Court demolition to resume

Thursday, 4 October 2012 6:32 a.m. by Media3News Popular

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cathedral bells arrive in UK for assessment

cathedral bells arrive in UK for assessment

Wednesday, 3 October 2012 3:17 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Thirteen bells rescued from an earthquake-hit cathedral have been brought from New Zealand for assessment.

Rangiora courts fate uncertain

Rangiora court's fate uncertain

Wednesday, 3 October 2012 12:26 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The fate of the Rangiora courthouse is still uncertain following major changes to the District Court network announced today.

Cathedrals fate battled in court

Cathedral's fate battled in court

Wednesday, 3 October 2012 11:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christ Church Cathedral trustees have a moral and legal obligation to maintain and repair the building, a court has heard.

Christchurch cathedral fate discussed in High Court

Christchurch cathedral fate discussed in High Court

Wednesday, 3 October 2012 6:40 a.m. by Media3News Popular

In an attempt to save Christchurch’s cathedral, its fate will be argued in the High Court today.

Loss of Christchurch’s Cranmer Courts a disaster

Loss of Christchurch’s Cranmer Courts a disaster

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 7:38 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Time running out for historic Christchurch building

Time running out for historic Christchurch building

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 6:18 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Last ditch deal fails

Last ditch deal fails

Monday, 1 October 2012 12:59 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular