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Earthquakes unveil window into past

Earthquakes unveil window into past

Friday, 19 July 2013 9:52 a.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Light Up the Leafy Night Tonight - Botanic Gardens

Light Up the Leafy Night Tonight - Botanic Gardens

Thursday, 18 July 2013 2:11 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The Christchurch Botanic Gardens are celebrating their 150th anniversary with , a magically-lit trail from 5.30pm–7pm tonight, Thursday 18 July, and every night through to Sunday 21 July and again from Thursday 25 – Sunday 28 July.

New hospitality operator sought for heritage Chch location

New hospitality operator sought for heritage Chch location

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 10:20 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

A unique opportunity to become part of one of Christchurch’s best-known historic precincts is now available - with a call for a dining and hospitality operator for one of the first buildings to be fully restored within the Arts Centre of Christchurch.

The Mystery of the Severed Hand

The Mystery of the Severed Hand

Saturday, 13 July 2013 10:26 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Eight miles from Christchurch on the seacoast there is a popular watering-place called Sumner. It nestles in a pretty cove or bay between the estuary of the Avon and Heathcote Rivers to the north and a spur of the Lyttelton Hills, called Scarborough, which juts into the sea to the south, and terminates in a bold and precipitous bluff. Between the estuary and the bluff is a curving beach of soft sand – a favourite bathing-place for Christchurch residents, though known to be dangerous in cer ...

Akaroa Museum welcomes community again

Akaroa Museum welcomes community again

Friday, 12 July 2013 2:01 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Akaroa Museum will partly re-open to the public this weekend following temporary repair work.

Restored registry looks to future

Restored registry looks to future

Monday, 8 July 2013 12:13 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's quake-damaged Arts Centre is officially on the road to restoration.

Govt fails to move promptly over CTV Building

Govt fails to move promptly' over CTV Building

Friday, 28 June 2013 2:11 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Mr O’Rourke asked the Prime Minister in Parliament today for his response to an open letter from the Quake Families which says:

South frame Innovation Precinct….. and weasel words….

South frame Innovation Precinct….. and weasel words….

Friday, 28 June 2013 10:45 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

I read an interesting article in the Sunday Star Times 24 June 2013 by Rob O’Neill, it refered to weasel words.  Being in the South Frame of the Innovation Precinct, this rather resonated with me.

Sir Miles Warren defends his town hall

Sir Miles Warren defends his town hall

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

One of the architects who designed Christchurch's Town Hall is disputing claims the building is damaged beyond repair and not worth saving.

Town Hall should go - Gerry Brownlee

Town Hall should go - Gerry Brownlee

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has declared his hand over the fate of the town hall, saying the damaged complex is outdated indicating it should go.

Theatre and architecture deal may be lost

Theatre and architecture deal may be lost

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The directors of an innovative shared artistic space planned for central Christchurch are struggling to find a suitable building.

Museum plans extreme quake-proofing

Museum plans extreme quake-proofing

Friday, 14 June 2013 5:44 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Broken time

Broken time

Thursday, 13 June 2013 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Cathedral decision on hold

Cathedral decision on hold

Friday, 7 June 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Anglican Church's property trustees have decided to delay any further decision on the future of the Christ Church Cathedral.

Heritage Event in 2013 recognises value of city’s past

Heritage Event in 2013 recognises value of city’s past

Friday, 31 May 2013 8:41 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Council today agreed to hold a smaller Heritage event later this year and re-launch Heritage Week in 2014.

Public wants modern cathedral - church

Public wants modern cathedral - church

Thursday, 23 May 2013 2:59 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Historic building insurer paid out $511m

Historic building insurer paid out $511m

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Chch must retain its heritage buildings

Chch must retain its heritage buildings

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Christchurch’s first phone call

Christchurch’s first phone call

Saturday, 11 May 2013 9:01 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

In 1877, the world was abuzz with the news of Professor Bell’s invention – the telephone. The Steinway Hall,  in New York, was packed to capacity on the 2nd of April, 1877 with the first exhibition in a series in that city of ‘that marvellous discovery’ the telephone. Speculation was rife that it would supplant the regular telegraph system. Reports scoffed at the ‘unsophisticated’ people who were excited with the prospect of ‘having a private telephone, ...

New $67M cathedral restoration plan

New $67M cathedral restoration plan

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 5:49 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

20,000 visitors experience Quake City attraction

20,000 visitors experience Quake City attraction

Friday, 26 April 2013 12:28 p.m. by CantyMuseum Popular

welcomed its 20,000 visitor today.

Discovery reopens at Canterbury Museum

Discovery reopens at Canterbury Museum

Wednesday, 24 April 2013 4:07 p.m. by CantyMuseum Popular

 

Dancing, festival as New Regent Street re-opens

Dancing, festival as New Regent Street re-opens

Friday, 19 April 2013 11:36 a.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Featured Popular

 

Charity set to restore old Trinity Church

Charity set to restore old Trinity Church

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

One of Christchurch's oldest stone churches could be fully restored after a new buyer came forward.

Govt works on quake-prone buildings policy

Govt works on quake-prone buildings policy

Monday, 15 April 2013 11:43 a.m. by Media3News Popular

The Government is developing a new policy for quake-prone buildings and will announce it this year.

Church leaders favour new cathedral design

Church leaders favour new cathedral design

Monday, 15 April 2013 7:39 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Anglican church leaders and Christchurch residents appear to favour a modern design for a new cathedral.

Christchurch’s Countess – Léontine de la Pasture

Christchurch’s Countess – Léontine de la Pasture

Saturday, 13 April 2013 2:52 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

To the inhabitants of colonial Nelson, Léontine, Countess de la Pasture, was the epitome of Victorian refinement and manners. To her husband, Gerard Gustavus Ducarel, the fourth Marquis de la Pasture, she was his beloved Lily, a virtuous and noble woman, who not only possessed great strength but generously opened her hand and her heart to the needy. Léontine’s presence was warmly embraced by the small, fledgling colonial society of Nelson. Her presence lent a sense of importance and class ...

Residents discuss Christ Church Cathedral options

Residents discuss Christ Church Cathedral options

Thursday, 11 April 2013 7:13 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

More than 200 people attended last night's public forum on options to replace the damaged Christ Church Cathedral.

cathedralconversations.co.nz

cathedralconversations.co.nz

Saturday, 6 April 2013 7:05 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Quirky roofs may rise again

Quirky roofs may rise again

Saturday, 6 April 2013 12:43 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Paul King wanted to resurrect the roof and ceiling from Nazareth House Chapel into an earthquake memorial.

Cakes & Confectionery on High Street

Cakes & Confectionery on High Street

Friday, 5 April 2013 11:22 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Sandwiched between the White Hart Hotel and the Universal Boot Depot at 223 and 225 High Street, was the business founded by Mr James Freeman, pastry cook and caterer. After shopping at Messrs Strange and Co.’s establishment, the Christchurch shopper in 1906 could use the passage-way leading from there into the premises of James Freeman Ltd, where they could obtain ‘First-class Refreshments and Confectionery’. From 12 o’clock till 2 p.m, three courses served with tea or c ...

$2.7 million granted to central city heritage landmarks

$2.7 million granted to central city heritage landmarks

Thursday, 28 March 2013 10:35 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Christchurch City Council has approved $2.7 million for the repair and strengthening of the Christchurch Club and the former Trinity Congregational Church.  Both buildings were seriously damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes.

The Old Sumner Road Cave Dweller

The Old Sumner Road Cave Dweller

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 9:32 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

A Pitiable Case As a man was walking around Sumner road, in October 1901, a lady passed by and drew his attention to a small cave in the side of the hill where she said an old lady and her husband were living. He was rather taken back, even more so when he went inside the cave, which was located just off the road, a little above the artillery barracks. It was a mere hole in the hillside – 14 ft long, 10 ft wide by 11 ft high – which years ago had been used to store blasting powder wh ...

Repairs underway on historic monuments

Repairs underway on historic monuments

Monday, 25 March 2013 5:13 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Loners, Vagrants and Deserters – The Port Hills Cave Dwellers

Loners, Vagrants and Deserters – The Port Hills Cave Dwellers

Thursday, 21 March 2013 9:00 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Since early European settlement, the caves that honeycombed the Port Hills, from Sumner to Lyttelton, have been used by all manner of loners, vagrants and deserters as places of escape or retreat One Sunday in July, 1863, a party of men employed in the tunnel, while on an excursion to Godley Head, discovered an old man in a cave. He was in the last state of exhaustion. ‘Having administered some food and a stimulant to the sufferer’, the old man recovered enough to speak. He told them ...

Council heritage grant for Little Akaloa church

Council heritage grant for Little Akaloa church

Thursday, 14 March 2013 4:49 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

St Luke’s Anglican Church in Little Akaloa is to be the recipient of up to $33,860 from the Christchurch City Council’s Heritage Incentive Grant Fund.

Heritage loss a big concern

Heritage loss a big concern

Thursday, 7 March 2013 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

 

Engineers at odds over safety of rebuilding Chch Cathedral

Engineers at odds over safety of rebuilding Chch Cathedral

Saturday, 2 March 2013 5:18 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The Anglican Church's plans for the Christchurch Cathedral site will be revealed this month, but campaigners are still battling to save the quake-damaged building.

Cathedral plan now detailed, group says

Cathedral plan now detailed, group says

Thursday, 28 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Government has rejected a plan to make the Christ Church Cathedral safe but the group behind the proposal claims it has been further developed and meets all concerns.

Well from the 1860s discovered in Lyttelton

Well from the 1860s discovered in Lyttelton

Thursday, 28 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A 30-metre-deep well dating back to the 1860s has been uncovered in excavations at a Lyttelton house.

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

“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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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