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Stay safe on South Island roads this Labour Weekend

Stay safe on South Island roads this Labour Weekend

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 2:54 p.m. by Transport4chch

Roads in Canterbury and the West Coast will be busy this Labour Day Weekend and the NZ Transport Agency says it will be working with the Police to keep traffic moving and families safe on their travels during the holiday break.

Jubilee Clock Tower restoration celebrated

Jubilee Clock Tower restoration celebrated

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 2:44 p.m. by GovtCCC

Mayor Lianne Dalziel today officially unveiled the newly-restored Central City landmark, Jubilee Clock Tower, and placed a time capsule on the site for future generations to discover.

WorkSafe asbestos investigation meaningless

WorkSafe asbestos investigation 'meaningless'

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Homeowners and contractors are angry over the results of an investigation into asbestos management in Christchurch's residential rebuild.

Rebuild boom expected to slow after two years

Rebuild boom expected to slow after two years

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It seems an odd thought, but Christchurch's rebuild boom is nearly over.

WorkSafe: Asbestos management flawed

WorkSafe: Asbestos management flawed

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 1:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

A WorkSafe New Zealand investigation has found deficiencies in the Earthquake Commission (EQC) and Fletcher EQR's management of asbestos but will not lay any charges.

WorkSafe Asbestos Investigation Completed

WorkSafe Asbestos Investigation Completed

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:47 p.m. by PRNews

Release: WorkSafe NZ

Peter Townsend: Central City Progress

Peter Townsend: Central City Progress

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 11:48 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Peter Townsend talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the report that is saying the rebuild is in full swing.

Linwood Ave – expect delays at Buckleys/Aldwins intersection

Linwood Ave – expect delays at Buckleys/Aldwins intersection

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 6:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Works on Linwood Ave on the approaches to the Buckleys/Aldwins intersection will cause delays particularly during peak travel times. Road users should consider alternative travel times or routes where possible or allow extra time for travel through this area.

No charges after asbestos management investigation

No charges after asbestos management investigation

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:00 a.m. by FletcherEQR

CDC expects city rebuild to peak soon

CDC expects city rebuild to peak soon

Monday, 20 October 2014 9:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's rebuild is soon to peak.

Waltham Pool set to reopen this summer

Waltham Pool set to reopen this summer

Monday, 20 October 2014 2:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Waltham Pool will reopen this summer.

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

Remedial work on one of the city's last remaining industrial stone buildings will begin today.

New asbestos website launched for homeowners in Canterbury

New asbestos website launched for homeowners in Canterbury

Friday, 17 October 2014 5:28 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: CHER

Lincoln Road/Whiteleigh Ave Saturday 17th October – MAJOR Weekend Work DELAYS

Lincoln Road/Whiteleigh Ave Saturday 17th October – MAJOR Weekend Work DELAYS

Friday, 17 October 2014 1:49 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users are advised that on Saturday 18th October major road works will occur at the Lincoln Road, Barrington Street, and Whiteleigh Ave intersection. 

Burwood/Mairehau Road intersection from Monday 20th October

Burwood/Mairehau Road intersection from Monday 20th October

Friday, 17 October 2014 1:46 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from Monday 20th October work will start at the Burwood Road intersection roundabout during the hours of for approximately two weeks while wastewater pipe lining work takes place.

A helping hand

A helping hand

Friday, 17 October 2014 1:35 p.m. by FletcherEQR

Victoria Street restrictions week starting 20 October

Victoria Street restrictions week starting 20 October

Friday, 17 October 2014 1:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

This week, week starting Monday 20 October, Victoria Street from Montreal Street will be CLOSED from 7pm – 6am each night for wastewater work. Recommended route northbound to access Bealey Avenue is via Montreal Street. Recommended route southbound is via …

New Journey Times in the Central City – now live

New Journey Times in the Central City – now live

Friday, 17 October 2014 11:09 a.m. by Transport4chch

You may have noticed more coloured Journey Time lines on our map across the Central City. Click here to take a look. In addition to this we now have five new virtual variable message signs (VMS) around the CBD. These are …

Central City – from Monday 20th October

Central City – from Monday 20th October

Friday, 17 October 2014 10:58 a.m. by Transport4chch

New:  Durham Street – one lane from Conference to Salisbury Street Salisbury Street – down to one lane from Montreal to Colombo Street. Hereford Street - one-way westbound between Manchester and Colombo Street Moorhouse Ave – centre lane drop westbound …

Victoria Square revamp startles

Victoria Square revamp startles

Friday, 17 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

One of Christchurch's few remaining central-city landmarks is to be revamped.

Waterloo/Halswell Junction Rd intersection Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th October

Waterloo/Halswell Junction Rd intersection Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th October

Thursday, 16 October 2014 4:20 p.m. by Transport4chch

This weekend, the intersection at Waterloo/Halswell Junction Road will be closed while road sealing work takes place. The closure will be in place from 7am – 6pm on Saturday 18th October & Sunday 19th October.  The road will be open at night …

Victoria Street restrictions this weekend and next week

Victoria Street restrictions this weekend and next week

Thursday, 16 October 2014 1:03 p.m. by Transport4chch

This weekend  Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th Victoria Street, between Montreal Street and Bealey Avenue will be restricted to northbound traffic only (closed to southbound) for the removal of a tower crane. Recommended route southbound is via Durham Street or …

Focus on cycling not stadium, expert says

Focus on cycling not stadium, expert says

Thursday, 16 October 2014 8:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's city planners need to put less emphasis on a convention centre and stadium and focus more on encouraging residents to walk and cycle, an international expert says.

Dont crane your neck; we are the skyline king

Don't crane your neck; we are the skyline king

Thursday, 16 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It is hardly a surprise but it is now official - Christchurch is the crane capital of New Zealand.

Theatre tests its colours

Theatre tests its colours

Thursday, 16 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The facade of the historic Isaac Theatre Royal was lit up for the first time this week as restoration work continues.

Rebuild puts end to brain drain

Rebuild puts end to 'brain drain'

Thursday, 16 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Smart Cantabrians staying home for work and expats returning from overseas are snapping up rebuild jobs and plugging the "brain drain".

Theatre Royal tests its colours

Theatre Royal tests its colours

Thursday, 16 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The facade of the historic Isaac Theatre Royal was lit up for the first time this week as restoration work continues.

Bus Interchange concrete pour - 23 September 2014

Bus Interchange concrete pour - 23 September 2014

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 2:52 p.m. by GovtCCDU

Footage of the Bus Interchange concrete pour from 22 September 2014. The pour started at 3am and took approximately 9 hours to complete. About 1,460m3 of concrete was used to create the foundation slab.

Christchurch pips Auckland as NZ crane capital

Christchurch pips Auckland as NZ crane capital

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Major centres are sprouting a growing crane population, with 76 cranes now on big sites.

Stranges building wins supreme award

Stranges building wins supreme award

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new office building capturing elements of its historic predecessor has won the supreme award in this year's Christchurch Civic Trust Awards.

Slowdown urged on Halswell

Slowdown urged on Halswell

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Halswell is at risk of "major infrastructure failures" if developed too quickly, a local community board member says.

Corner building blending past and present wins top Civic Trust award

Corner building blending past and present wins top Civic Trust award

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new office building capturing elements of its historic predecessor has won the supreme award in this year's Christchurch Civic Trust Awards.

Mt Pleasant/St Andrews Hill intersection closures with Main Road starting this week

Mt Pleasant/St Andrews Hill intersection closures with Main Road starting this week

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 4:51 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road reconstruction starts on Main Road later this week. SCIRT advise the reconstruction work will be carried out in stages to keep Main Road open to two-way traffic. Residents of Te Awakura Tce, The Brae, Rangatira Tce, Quarry Road, Seamount …

Mt Pleasant/St Andrews Hill intersection closures with Main Road starting soon

Mt Pleasant/St Andrews Hill intersection closures with Main Road starting soon

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 4:51 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road reconstruction starts on Main Road later this week. SCIRT advise the reconstruction work will be carried out in stages to keep Main Road open to two-way traffic. Residents of Te Awakura Tce, The Brae, Rangatira Tce, Quarry Road, Seamount …

Work gets underway at The Terraces

Work gets underway at The Terraces

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 11:29 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

Construction has begun this week on The Terraces, a key attraction of Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct being project managed by Coffey. As part of the first phase of The Terraces, Fletcher Construction has been awarded the contract for construction of a new section of promenade pavement and a terrace structure on the eastern side […]

Housing repairs almost finished

Housing repairs almost finished

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

New Zealand's biggest residential repair job is nearly finished, with Fletcher Earthquake Recovery completing most of the Christchurch housing repair backlog.

Victoria Street at Bealey Ave – REOPENED Updated 2000hrs

Victoria Street at Bealey Ave – REOPENED Updated 2000hrs

Monday, 13 October 2014 8:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Victoria Street has REOPENED following the closure this morning due to an incident with a crane at a building site.  

What earthquake support services are available?

What earthquake support services are available?

Monday, 13 October 2014 4:43 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Four years on there is still a strong need for earthquake related support. However, the need constantly changes as the recovery and rebuild takes shape. Currently we are seeing a need for insurance and rebuild related support through the processes to getting back into your home.

Christchurch Hospital’s Riverside entrance closes

Christchurch Hospital’s Riverside entrance closes

Monday, 13 October 2014 2:28 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

Access to the Riverside entrance at rear of Christchurch Hospital will close next week.

Public gets a say on sports hub

Public gets a say on sports hub

Monday, 13 October 2014 11:10 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured

Residents and sporting groups from around the city are being asked to have a say on the proposal to develop a sports hub at Nga Puna Wai in southwest Christchurch.

Victoria Street at Bealey Ave – CLOSED 0750hrs

Victoria Street at Bealey Ave – CLOSED 0750hrs

Monday, 13 October 2014 7:50 a.m. by Transport4chch

Victoria Street is closed from Bealey Ave to Salisbury Street due to a crane on its site at a building site.

Broken city doing more than catching up

Broken city doing more than catching up

Saturday, 11 October 2014 9:07 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Rebuild company repays EQC

Rebuild company repays EQC

Saturday, 11 October 2014 12:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

A rebuild firm has paid back money to the Earthquake Commission (EQC) after a disputes tribunal heard allegations it charged for earthquake repairs it never completed.

Investors slash prices of proposed central city village

Investors slash prices of proposed central city village

Saturday, 11 October 2014 12:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

Developers of a new urban village have drastically cut the cost of its most expensive homes after admitting people are unlikely to spend close to $1 million to live there.

River promenade work hopes to rejuvenate Avon

River promenade work hopes to rejuvenate Avon

Saturday, 11 October 2014 12:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

Work on a key part of Christchurch's new Avon River Precinct will begin next week.

Developers fight over land

Developers fight over land

Friday, 10 October 2014 11:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Rival developers are fighting over a hotly-contested block of Halswell land that could become a large commercial centre for the growing Christchurch community.

Get repairs sorted for summer

Get repairs sorted for summer

Friday, 10 October 2014 2:16 p.m. by FletcherEQR

Work set to kick off on The Terraces

Work set to kick off on The Terraces

Friday, 10 October 2014 1:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work on a key part of Christchurch's new Avon River Precinct will begin next week.

CRASH – SH74 Main North Rd/Radcliffe Rd NOW CLEAR 1218hrs

CRASH – SH74 Main North Rd/Radcliffe Rd NOW CLEAR 1218hrs

Friday, 10 October 2014 12:17 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that this crash site is now completely cleared.   Thanks for your patience.

CRASH – SH74 Main North Rd/Radcliffe Rd 1147hrs

CRASH – SH74 Main North Rd/Radcliffe Rd 1147hrs

Friday, 10 October 2014 11:48 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that there is a crash at Main North Rd/Radcliffe Rd intersection. Southbound is now cleared and traffic is flowing freely. Northbound remains one-lane past the crash site. Minor delays are expected while the scene is cleared. …

CRASH – SH74 Main North Rd/Richell Street

CRASH – SH74 Main North Rd/Richell Street

Friday, 10 October 2014 9:32 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that there is a crash at Main North Rd/Richell Street intersection. Northbound lanes are currently blocked. Avoid area if possible or expect delays.

CRASH – SH74 Main North Rd/Radcliffe Rd

CRASH – SH74 Main North Rd/Radcliffe Rd

Friday, 10 October 2014 9:32 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that there is a crash at Main North Rd/Radcliffe Rd intersection. Northbound lanes are currently blocked and one lane southbound is also blocked. Avoid area if possible or expect delays.

Central City – from Monday 13th October

Central City – from Monday 13th October

Thursday, 9 October 2014 1:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

New:  Hereford Street one-way eastbound between Montreal Street and Cambridge Tce. Ongoing: Bealey Ave – down to two lanes between Fitzgerald Ave and Manchester Street. Gloucester Street - one-way westbound between Colombo Street and Oxford Tce. Durham Street overbridge  - CLOSED between …

Incident – Main South Rd east of Halswell Jcn – now CLEARED

Incident – Main South Rd east of Halswell Jcn – now CLEARED

Thursday, 9 October 2014 1:24 p.m. by Transport4chch

Main South Road just east of the Halswell Junction intersection has now been cleared and traffic is back to two lanes. Thanks for your patience.

CBD – Available Routes Map 10th October to 17th October

CBD – Available Routes Map 10th October to 17th October

Thursday, 9 October 2014 12:59 p.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Please click here to download the network map  -  Available Routes Map

Incident – Main South Rd east of Halswell Jcn – reduced lanes – expect delays

Incident – Main South Rd east of Halswell Jcn – reduced lanes – expect delays

Thursday, 9 October 2014 12:15 p.m. by Transport4chch

Main South Road just east of the Halswell Junction intersection is down to one lane eastbound. A concrete beam has fallen off a truck and the left hand lane is closed. One lane remains open for eastbound traffic on Main …

Cardboard foundations used in repairs

Cardboard foundations used in repairs

Thursday, 9 October 2014 8:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new cardboard foundation system resembling an egg carton is being hailed as a world first.

Forced land sales breach fundamental rights

Forced land sales 'breach fundamental rights'

Thursday, 9 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Forced Government land-takes in central Christchurch have resulted in major breaches to "fundamental property ownership rights", a Wellington lawyer says.

Spike in injuries to migrant workers

Spike in injuries to migrant workers

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

WorkSafe New Zealand is investigating an accident involving a migrant rebuild worker who spent four weeks in hospital after a four-metre fall on a Christchurch construction site.

CRASH – Southern Motorway 1743pm

CRASH – Southern Motorway 1743pm

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 5:45 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that there is a crash on the Southern Motorway on the Lincoln Road over bridge. One lane eastbound is closed (citybound) and we advise delays back to the Curletts Road on-ramp as traffic is moving extremely …