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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Popular

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.