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ROADWORKS: Selwyn St one-way only for two weeks

ROADWORKS: Selwyn St one-way only for two weeks

Monday, 30 March 2015 9:58 a.m. by Transport4chch

From Tuesday 31 March Selwyn St will be open to south bound traffic only between Hagley Ave and Moorhouse Ave while SCIRT undertake pipe bursting works for approximately two weeks. Northbound traffic will be detoured via Antigua Street. We recommend that …

Victoria Square Public Participation - 28 March 2015

Victoria Square Public Participation - 28 March 2015

Monday, 30 March 2015 9:25 a.m. by GovtCCDU

Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Nicky Wagner, Ngai Tahu and the Christchurch City Council have hosted an event for the public to meet the Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct’s project team, as an opportunity to directly discuss plans for the future of this key civic asset.

Victoria Square Public Participation - 27 March 2015

Victoria Square Public Participation - 27 March 2015

Monday, 30 March 2015 9:25 a.m. by GovtCCDU

Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Nicky Wagner, Ngai Tahu and the Christchurch City Council have hosted an event for the public to meet the Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct’s project team, as an opportunity to directly discuss plans for the future of this key civic asset.

Boom is bust for Christchurch firms

Boom is bust for Christchurch firms

Monday, 30 March 2015 8:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

A "target-rich" environment has prompted a spike in financial crime in Canterbury since the earthquakes, police say.

Risky phase looms for rebuild

'Risky phase looms for rebuild'

Sunday, 29 March 2015 10:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Serious Fraud Office (SFO) boss Julie Read has signalled that the Christchurch rebuild is entering a dangerous phase where white collar criminals may siphon money from major building projects.

Rebuild a big opportunity, conference told

Rebuild a big opportunity, conference told

Sunday, 29 March 2015 10:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Building smarter, stronger and cleaner is essential if Christchurch wants to take advantage of the opportunities of the rebuild, industry leaders said at the Seismics in the City conference last week.

New Brighton neglect is moral injustice

New Brighton 'neglect' is 'moral injustice'

Saturday, 28 March 2015 9:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

An east Christchurch business leader has criticised local and central government, saying neglect of New Brighton is a "moral and social injustice".

New Brighton neglect is moral injustice - Paul Zaanen

New Brighton 'neglect' is 'moral injustice' - Paul Zaanen

Saturday, 28 March 2015 9:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

An east Christchurch business leader has criticised local and central government, saying neglect of New Brighton is a "moral and social injustice".

Gloomy outlook for solar housing in Christchurch

Gloomy outlook for solar housing in Christchurch

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Is the vision of Highfield Park over?

Odeon Theatre relics may get new life

Odeon Theatre relics may get new life

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Parts of the historical Odeon Theatre may be saved when the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority demolishes it.

Cera spent $1.8m on extra land

Cera spent $1.8m on extra land

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority spent $1.82 million buying heritage properties on High St it no longer needs.

Christchurch recovers its property mojo

Christchurch recovers its property mojo

Friday, 27 March 2015 4:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch continues to grow at an amazing rate, with a string of commercial property projects suddenly jumping off the drawing board.

ROADWORKS: Madras Street reduced lanes – DELAYS

ROADWORKS: Madras Street reduced lanes – DELAYS

Friday, 27 March 2015 4:06 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that repairs on the water main will commence on Monday 30 March between Gloucester Street and Armagh Street. Reduced lanes on Madras Streets – delays expected in peak times. No access for eastbound traffic onto Gloucester …

ROADWORKS: Manchester Street one-way Southbound from Monday 30 March

ROADWORKS: Manchester Street one-way Southbound from Monday 30 March

Friday, 27 March 2015 3:59 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that Manchester Street between Cashel and Lichfield Street will be southbound for approximately two weeks while storm water repairs take place. Northbound traffic will be detoured via Lichfield – Madras – Cashel Streets. We recommend using …

Dangerous phase looms for rebuild

'Dangerous phase looms for rebuild'

Friday, 27 March 2015 3:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Serious Fraud Office (SFO) boss Julie Read has signalled that the Christchurch rebuild is entering a dangerous phase where white collar criminals may siphon money from major building projects that are coming on stream.

How we identified the rebuild "black hole"

How we identified the rebuild "black hole"

Friday, 27 March 2015 2:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Curletts Rd overbridge to open in September 2016

Curletts Rd overbridge to open in September 2016

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

Work has begun on a new bridge over Curletts Rd linking Wigram Rd to Brimingham Dr via Magdala Pl.

2015 will be year of momentum for Christchurch

2015 will be 'year of momentum' for Christchurch

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

This year will be a year of momentum for Christchurch's recovery, says Canterbury's earthquake recovery leader.

EQC billing for excess payments

EQC billing for excess payments

Thursday, 26 March 2015 11:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Quake-hit Canterbury homeowners will soon start receiving a bill for excess payments on their Earthquake Commission (EQC) repairs.

Canterbury landscape inspires New Central Library design

Canterbury landscape inspires New Central Library design

Thursday, 26 March 2015 6:16 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The design of Christchurch’s New Central Library in Cathedral Square was inspired by the Canterbury landscape and feedback from the public on what they wanted in the new building.

Riccarton Racecourse 600-home development a step closer

Riccarton Racecourse 600-home development a step closer

Thursday, 26 March 2015 11:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council will support plans to release land around Christchurch's Riccarton Racecourse for a major housing development.

ROADWORKS: Lane restrictions at Sparks/Halswell  UPDATED 26.3.15

ROADWORKS: Lane restrictions at Sparks/Halswell UPDATED 26.3.15

Thursday, 26 March 2015 10:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to a leaky valve at the intersection of Halswell Junction Rd, Halswell Rd and Sparks Rd, there is traffic management in place. 

ROADWORKS: Centaurus Rd-Roadworks next week-UPDATED

ROADWORKS: Centaurus Rd-Roadworks next week-UPDATED

Thursday, 26 March 2015 9:43 a.m. by Transport4chch

The traffic management for these works on Centaurus Road, between Palatine Terrace and Kowhai Terrace has been changed. Two way traffic will be maintained in the first week starting in the week of 30 April. From 7th April road users …

Construction site look reflects rebirth - Vicki Buck

'Construction site' look reflects rebirth - Vicki Buck

Thursday, 26 March 2015 7:43 a.m. by MediaThePress

Deputy mayor Vicki Buck has rejected claims Christchurch looks like a "war zone", saying more recovery work is being done than people realise.

Rebuild man Victor Cattermole to quit NZ

Rebuild man Victor Cattermole to quit NZ

Thursday, 26 March 2015 7:10 a.m. by MediaThePress

Prominent Christchurch rebuild figure Victor Cattermole says he is leaving the city and the country because of continued challenges to his credibility.

Construction site look reflects rebirth, says Buck

'Construction site' look reflects rebirth, says Buck

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 11:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck has rejected claims Christchurch looks like a "war zone", saying more recovery work is being done than people realise.

New social housing builds under way in St Albans

New social housing builds under way in St Albans

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 2:55 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council is ploughing ahead with replacing its earthquake-damaged and red-zoned social housing, with three new developments under way in as many weeks.

Bus Interchange site time-lapse 2014-2015 - stage 3

Bus Interchange site time-lapse 2014-2015 - stage 3

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 12:05 p.m. by GovtCCDU

This time-lapse video shows construction of the future Bus Interchange.

INCIDENT: Traffic light outage – Linwood – NOW RESTORED

INCIDENT: Traffic light outage – Linwood – NOW RESTORED

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 10:21 a.m. by Transport4chch

These traffic lights are now working again.  

Lane restrictions at Halswell junction – Avoid the area

Lane restrictions at Halswell junction – Avoid the area

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 6:49 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to a leaky valve at the intersection of Halswell Junction Rd, Halswell Rd and Sparks Rd, there is no right-hand turn movement from Sparks Rd into Halswell Rd. 

ROADWORKS: Lane restrictions at Halswell junction

ROADWORKS: Lane restrictions at Halswell junction

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 6:49 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to a leaky valve at the intersection of Halswell Junction Rd, Halswell Rd and Sparks Rd, there is no right-hand turn movement from Sparks Rd into Halswell Rd. 

ROADWORKS: Lane & turn restrictions at Halswell junction

ROADWORKS: Lane & turn restrictions at Halswell junction

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 6:49 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to a leaky valve at the intersection of Halswell Junction Rd, Halswell Rd and Sparks Rd, there is no right-hand turn movement from Sparks Rd into Halswell Rd. A detour for those wanting to make that turn is posted. …

Fletchers to build Canterbury Universitys new science block

Fletchers to build Canterbury University's new science block

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:29 a.m. by MediaThePress

Fletcher Construction has won a multimillion-dollar project at the University of Canterbury, adding to its rebuild construction wins.

ROADWORKS: Centaurus Rd-Roadworks next week-expect delays

ROADWORKS: Centaurus Rd-Roadworks next week-expect delays

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 9:43 a.m. by Transport4chch

Roadworks on Centaurus Road between Palatine Terrace and St Martins Road will cause some delays for road users from next week, particularly during peak hours. Stop/Go traffic management will be implemented during peak hours with a traffic light system used …

REGIONAL SCIENCE AND INNOVATION CENTRE (RSIC) CONTRACT AWARDED

REGIONAL SCIENCE AND INNOVATION CENTRE (RSIC) CONTRACT AWARDED

Monday, 23 March 2015 1:48 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

The University of Canterbury has agreed to award a contract to Fletcher Construction to carry out the construction of stage one of its Regional Science and Innovation Centre (RSIC).

A stunning post-quake rebuild

A stunning post-quake rebuild

Monday, 23 March 2015 11:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

Daryl and Tara Hewitt's ultimate house is perched high on the hillside in Christchurch's seaside suburb of Redcliffs. The location, like the house, is spectacular. "They say you have to build four houses before you get it right," says Daryl, surveying House Number 4 with a satisfied gaze.

ROAD WORKS: Hagley Avenue and Grove Road starting Monday 23 March

ROAD WORKS: Hagley Avenue and Grove Road starting Monday 23 March

Monday, 23 March 2015 8:52 a.m. by Transport4chch

As part of  travel network changes, road surface reconstruction (removal and replacement) works will begin today 23 March at

ROADWORKS: Hagley Avenue and Grove Road starting Monday 23 March

ROADWORKS: Hagley Avenue and Grove Road starting Monday 23 March

Monday, 23 March 2015 8:52 a.m. by Transport4chch

As part of An Accessible City travel network changes, road surface reconstruction (removal and replacement) works will begin today 23 March at Grove Road / Moorhouse Avenue intersection and Hagley Avenue (between Moorhouse Avenue and St Asaph Street). Traffic will …

ROADWORKS: Hagley Avenue and Grove Road

ROADWORKS: Hagley Avenue and Grove Road

Monday, 23 March 2015 8:52 a.m. by Transport4chch

As part of An Accessible City travel network changes, road surface reconstruction (removal and replacement) works started on Monday March 23 at Grove Road / Moorhouse Avenue intersection and Hagley Avenue (between Moorhouse Avenue and St Asaph Street). Traffic will …

Roadworks big problem for small business

Roadworks big problem for small business

Saturday, 21 March 2015 9:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch sole trader Neil Hodgson says he has spent far too much of the last four years fighting the powers that be, trying to improve access to his retail frontages.

Pandey Hotel Corporation abandoned another hotel

Pandey Hotel Corporation 'abandoned another hotel'

Saturday, 21 March 2015 7:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Auckland company behind a derelict Christchurch hotel frequented by transients and prostitutes is known in Rotorua for abandoning another hotel property.

Christchurch housing struggle gets worse

Christchurch housing struggle gets worse

Friday, 20 March 2015 10:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch has almost as many homes as before the earthquakes but many residents are still struggling to afford housing.

Database snapshot of Christchurch tree coverage

Database snapshot of Christchurch tree coverage

Friday, 20 March 2015 10:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Ten of thousands of red-zone trees have been tagged and logged in a Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) database as it nears the end of its land-clearance project.

The Piano - Centre for Music and the Arts Build Underway

The Piano - Centre for Music and the Arts Build Underway

Friday, 20 March 2015 1:36 p.m. by ThePiano Popular

The construction of a new Centre for Music and the Arts in Christchurch is officially underway following a launch ceremony held at the neighbouring Isaac Theatre Royal on Monday 16 March. Sited at 156 Armagh St, in the heart of the Performing Arts Precinct, the centre is the result of collaboration and co-operation between Christchurch City Council, CERA, The Crown and the organisation formerly known as the Music Centre of Christchurch Trust, said board chairman Steve Jones.

EVENT: Le Race – Saturday 21 March – Watch for cyclists

EVENT: Le Race – Saturday 21 March – Watch for cyclists

Friday, 20 March 2015 1:01 p.m. by Transport4chch

Le Race 2015 will start from Cathedral Square. Between 6am – 8.30am Worchester St will be closed west of Colombo St to Chancery Lane. 

ROADWORKS: St Andrews Hill Road – CLOSED from 7pm Sun 22 March

ROADWORKS: St Andrews Hill Road – CLOSED from 7pm Sun 22 March

Friday, 20 March 2015 11:43 a.m. by Transport4chch

St Andrews Hill Road will be CLOSED from Main Road through to Te Awakura Terrace from 7pm on Sunday 22 March 2015 for approximately 2 months.

ROADWORKS: St Andrews Hill Road – CLOSED until late May

ROADWORKS: St Andrews Hill Road – CLOSED until late May

Friday, 20 March 2015 11:43 a.m. by Transport4chch

St Andrews Hill Road will be CLOSED from Main Road through to Te Awakura Terrace from 7pm on Sunday 22 March 2015 for approximately 2 months. The closure relates to the construction of a retaining wall and drainage and pavement …

CBD – Available Routes Map 27 March – 3 April

CBD – Available Routes Map 27 March – 3 April

Friday, 20 March 2015 10:15 a.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

ROADWORKS: Waltham Overbridge Monday 23 March

ROADWORKS: Waltham Overbridge Monday 23 March

Friday, 20 March 2015 8:23 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from Monday SCIRT  repair work will progress on the Waltham Overbridge. 

Building inspection failures delay consents

Building inspection failures delay consents

Thursday, 19 March 2015 11:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Consenting delays in Christchurch are being made worse by a nearly 50 per cent fail rate on building inspections, the city council says.

Chinese quake city could inspire Christchurch rebuild

Chinese quake city could inspire Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 19 March 2015 10:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

An earthquake-hit Chinese region wants to host Christchurch rebuild leaders and show them how it recovered from the disaster.

Yingxius cube of love heals quake wounds

Yingxiu's 'cube of love' heals quake wounds

Thursday, 19 March 2015 10:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

The town of Yingxiu in southwest China has a 10-metre high "cube of love". Inside is a sculpture of a tree with giant breasts protruding from its trunk and babies crawling up to suckle on them.

Enabling legislation for new housing development on Riccarton Racecourse

Enabling legislation for new housing development on Riccarton Racecourse

Thursday, 19 March 2015 11:05 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Special legislation is being proposed to amend the Christchurch Racecourse Reserve Act 1878 to enable a new housing development on Yaldhurst and Steadmans Roads in Riccarton, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

Student theatre may not be rebuilt

Student theatre may not be rebuilt

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 10:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Students are being asked what they want to replace the earthquake-damaged University of Canterbury Students' Association (UCSA) building.

Welcome to Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

Welcome to Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 5:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Rebuilding Christ Church Cathedral is not a compromise says Jim Anderton

Rebuilding Christ Church Cathedral is 'not a compromise' says Jim Anderton

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 1:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

A plan to rebuild the Christ Church Cathedral in wood means demolishing it first, says Jim Anderton.

EVENT: Christchurch City 2 Surf – Sunday March 22

EVENT: Christchurch City 2 Surf – Sunday March 22

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 12:20 p.m. by Transport4chch

The annual Christchurch City 2 Surf fun run will take place Sunday March 20 6am-1pm. Please plan ahead and expect multiple closures.