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New Canterbury homes failing building surveys

New Canterbury homes failing building surveys

Saturday, 28 February 2015 7:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Prominent Canterbury home builders failed more than a third of their final building code inspections in the last six months of 2014.

ROADWORKS: Moorhouse Ave overbridge one lane eastbound from Monday

ROADWORKS: Moorhouse Ave overbridge one lane eastbound from Monday

Friday, 27 February 2015 10:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from Monday 2 March work SCIRT work progresses on the Moorhouse Ave overbridge.

ROADWORKS: Aldwins Road Closure Sunday night

ROADWORKS: Aldwins Road Closure Sunday night

Thursday, 26 February 2015 4:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

Marlborough Street will be left turn in only from Aldwins Road during this period.

Christchurch Recovery Four Years On - By Numbers

Christchurch Recovery Four Years On - By Numbers

Thursday, 26 February 2015 3:52 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Four years on:

ROADWORKS: Governors Bay Road/Dyers Pass Road intersection ONE LANE

ROADWORKS: Governors Bay Road/Dyers Pass Road intersection ONE LANE

Thursday, 26 February 2015 1:01 p.m. by Transport4chch

Governors Bay and Banks Peninsula road users who use Dyers Pass Road to get over the hill each day should expect delays for several months from Monday 2 March. The road will be reduced to one lane controlled by traffic …

Christchurch faces 30 more years of rough roads

Christchurch faces 30 more years of rough roads

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch residents will have to put up with rough roads and footpaths for the next three decades.

Dyers Pass Rd partially one-way for up to six months

Dyers Pass Rd partially one-way for up to six months

Thursday, 26 February 2015 8:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

Motorists travelling between Christchurch and Banks Peninsula via Dyers Pass Rd will experience delays for up to six months as a new infrastructure repair project gets under way.

INCIDENT: Traffic signal fault Carmen/Main South Road – RESOLVED

INCIDENT: Traffic signal fault Carmen/Main South Road – RESOLVED

Thursday, 26 February 2015 7:04 a.m. by Transport4chch

The traffic signal fault at this intersection is now resolved. All traffic management in the area and restrictions have been lifted. Thanks for your patience.

INCIDENT: UPDATED 10.15pm – Traffic signals – Hornby

INCIDENT: UPDATED 10.15pm – Traffic signals – Hornby

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:15 p.m. by Transport4chch

Updated: Power has now been restored to most of the traffic signals affected by the power outage this afternoon in Hornby. Contractors have been checking the signals throughout the evening. The Main South Road/Carmen and Corsair/Springs intersections are still being …

INCIDENT: UPDATED 10.30pm – Traffic signals – Hornby

INCIDENT: UPDATED 10.30pm – Traffic signals – Hornby

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:15 p.m. by Transport4chch

UPDATE:  Power has now been restored to most of the traffic signals affected by the power outage this afternoon in Hornby. Contractors have been checking the signals throughout the evening. The  Carmen/Main South and Corsair/Springs intersection are still being checked …

Dyers Pass Rd repairs a six-month project

Dyers Pass Rd repairs a six-month project

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 5:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

Motorists travelling between Christchurch and Banks Peninsula via Dyers Pass Rd will experience delays for up to six months as a new infrastructure repair project gets under way.

ADVISORY: SH1 Rakaia – UPDATED – Work postponed

ADVISORY: SH1 Rakaia – UPDATED – Work postponed

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 3:56 p.m. by Transport4chch

UPDATE: This work has been postponed – updates will be provided as to when the sealing work will start.  Note the Ride the Rakaia race will still affect the Rakaia Bridge on Saturday 28 February when it will be closed …

The future of housing is here

The future of housing is here

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 1:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

"Fantastic."

Time to eradicate the fruit fly in the legislation – Guest post by Sleazkey

Time to eradicate the fruit fly in the legislation – Guest post by Sleazkey

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 5:19 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Today I want to cover some of the interesting new developments in earthquake recovery technology and a bit of the politics and law involved in this developing science. 

ROADWORKS: Marshland Road – no access to Mairehau Road

ROADWORKS: Marshland Road – no access to Mairehau Road

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 3:29 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road works will take place at the intersection of Marshland Road and Mairehau Road on Wednesday February 24th for three days. During this time Marshland Road will maintain two-way traffic with a temporary speed limit in place. There will be …

INCIDENT: Main North Road/Prestons Road water main

INCIDENT: Main North Road/Prestons Road water main

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 3:20 p.m. by Transport4chch

Traffic management is now in place at the intersection of Main North Road and Prestons Road due to a water main blow out. 

Investors lose confidence in Christchurch

Investors lose confidence in Christchurch

Sunday, 22 February 2015 9:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Investor confidence in Christchurch has dropped sharply, puzzling analysts and bucking the national trend.

PM understands challenges: Dalziel

PM understands challenges: Dalziel

Friday, 20 February 2015 11:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Prime Minister's willingness to let the city council decide when the new sports stadium gets built shows he understands its financial challenges, Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

Threat of liquidation hangs over Highfield Park project

Threat of liquidation hangs over Highfield Park project

Friday, 20 February 2015 11:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

The future of Christchurch's giant 2200-home Highfield Park subdivision has been thrown into doubt by the threat of liquidation.

Highfield Park faces liquidation threat

Highfield Park faces liquidation threat

Friday, 20 February 2015 11:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

The future of Christchurch's giant 2200-home Highfield Park subdivision has been thrown into doubt by the threat of liquidation.

The year insurers took a hit

The year insurers took a hit

Friday, 20 February 2015 9:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Four years on from the devastation of the February 22, 2011, earthquake the Christchurch insurance scene is much altered but intact.

Steep parking fines anger Christchurch rebuild workers

Steep parking fines anger Christchurch rebuild workers

Friday, 20 February 2015 3:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tradies working in Christchurch's city centre are talking of downing tools and walking off the job after being hit with steep parking fines by the city council.

Fallout from Japan disaster continues

Fallout from Japan disaster continues

Friday, 20 February 2015 9:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

Smiley faces here. Smiley faces there.

INCIDENT: Durham Street ONE LANE TONIGHT

INCIDENT: Durham Street ONE LANE TONIGHT

Friday, 20 February 2015 7:03 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that Durham Street from Lichfield Street to Tuam Street is down to one lane due to a water main burst. Durham Street will remain down to one lane tonight while repairs are undertaken. This is expected to …

INCIDENT: Durham Street ONE LANE

INCIDENT: Durham Street ONE LANE

Friday, 20 February 2015 7:03 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that Durham Street from Lichfield Street to Tuam Street is down to one lane due to a water main burst. Considerable delays are expected this morning – we recommend that people should avoid Durham Street. Use …

Research: Quake claims result in health problems

Research: Quake claims result in health problems

Friday, 20 February 2015 6:40 a.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians with unsettled quake claims are more likely to argue with their partner, have health issues and experience financial problems, new research shows.

Large Christchurch repair projects delayed

Large Christchurch repair projects delayed

Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Almost half a billion dollars of earthquake repairs scheduled for this year have been delayed.

Concern for the Wellbeing of Those with Unsettled Claims

Concern for the Wellbeing of Those with Unsettled Claims

Thursday, 19 February 2015 3:45 p.m. by Allright Featured Popular

Growing Concern for the Wellbeing of Those with Unsettled EQC And Insurance Claims

EQC holdups delay work

EQC holdups delay work

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 9:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance Australia Group (IAG) has indicated it can't settle Canterbury's over-cap earthquake claims any faster unless the Earthquake Commission gets quicker first.

Godley Statue reinstated in Cathedral Square

Godley Statue reinstated in Cathedral Square

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 5:25 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The statue of John Robert Godley, founder of the Canterbury settlement, has been reinstated in Cathedral Square.

Survey of Canterbury repairs underway

Survey of Canterbury repairs underway

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 2:13 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Building and Housing

Public say on $9.2m Cathedral Square revamp

Public say on $9.2m Cathedral Square revamp

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 9:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council and the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) say they will engage with the public before embarking on a multimillion-dollar redesign of Cathedral Square.

Earthquake Memorial Announcement, 17 February 2015

Earthquake Memorial Announcement, 17 February 2015

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 4:47 p.m. by GovtCCDU

Earthquake Memorial Announcement, 17 February 2015

Milestone opening for Lytteltons summer pool

Milestone opening for Lyttelton's summer pool

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 12:11 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

With the opening of Lyttelton’s Norman Kirk Memorial Pool at 11am on Friday 20 February, Christchurch has a full complement of outdoor pools for the first time since before the 2011 earthquakes.

Christchurch Hospitals emergency department ailing from extra visitors

Christchurch Hospital's emergency department ailing from extra visitors

Monday, 16 February 2015 10:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

A surge in rebuild workers visiting Christchurch Hospital's emergency department (ED) may be straining a health system already stretched to its limits.

EQC backs Vero on quake claim model review

EQC backs Vero on quake claim model review

Monday, 16 February 2015 1:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

EQC says it has been talking to insurers about sharing the load in dealing with claims, after one of insurer Vero's top executives has pointed to delays resulting from New Zealand's dual-managed system.

EVENT: Foo Fighters Concert Wednesday February 18

EVENT: Foo Fighters Concert Wednesday February 18

Monday, 16 February 2015 12:27 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that on the Foo Fighters will perform at AMI Stadium. Road users should allow additional time for travelling into and through this area from 3pm onwards.

Private Insurers Pay Out $14 Billion Settling Canterbury Earthquake Claims

Private Insurers Pay Out $14 Billion Settling Canterbury Earthquake Claims

Monday, 16 February 2015 12:01 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Private insurers have paid out almost $14 billion in settling Canterbury earthquake claims, with more than 80% of all Canterbury earthquake commercial and out of scope claims completely settled.

CBD – Available Routes Map 15th Feb – 22nd Feb

CBD – Available Routes Map 15th Feb – 22nd Feb

Monday, 16 February 2015 9:50 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map.

YMCA gets $1m for urban culture space

YMCA gets $1m for urban culture space

Monday, 16 February 2015 8:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $1 million redevelopment of the YMCA base in Christchurch will provide a new central city hang-out and creative space for the city's young people.

INCIDENT – Tuam Street CLOSED by Hospital

INCIDENT – Tuam Street CLOSED by Hospital

Saturday, 14 February 2015 4:23 p.m. by Transport4chch

Police have closed streets around Christchurch Hospital. Tuam Street from Hagley Ave to Antigua Street is CLOSED Antigua Street is CLOSED north of St Asaph Street. Please avoid the area.

INCIDENT – Tuam Street OPEN

INCIDENT – Tuam Street OPEN

Saturday, 14 February 2015 4:23 p.m. by Transport4chch

Police have closed streets around Christchurch Hospital. Tuam Street from Hagley Ave to Antigua Street is now OPEN Antigua Street is OPEN north of St Asaph Street.  

Disaster rebuild, the Japanese way

Disaster rebuild, the Japanese way

Saturday, 14 February 2015 2:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

You can tell the tears are not far away. Mine are close too, the first pinpricks of salt water stinging my eyes.

End of home-repair programme shock to staff

End of home-repair programme shock to staff

Friday, 13 February 2015 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Concerns have been raised about a sudden end to a Fletcher earthquake home-repair programme for contracted staff at the end of April.

Expats funnel $6 million into Christchurch rebuild

Expats funnel $6 million into Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 13 February 2015 4:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

An offshore trust set up by expats is set to close after funelling over $6 million into the Christchurch rebuild.

Coffey’s fourth annual lawn bowls tournament

Coffey’s fourth annual lawn bowls tournament

Friday, 13 February 2015 2:04 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

It’s that time again and here in the Christchurch office we are busy preparing for our annual afternoon of bowling and socialising at the Burnside Lawn Bowls Club. Like previous years, we will play a knock–out tournament with teams of four and prizes for winners, losers, and the best–dressed. Please RSVP to Tess Martin as soon as […]

EVENT: Crusaders V Rebels – AMI Stadium Friday 13 Feb

EVENT: Crusaders V Rebels – AMI Stadium Friday 13 Feb

Friday, 13 February 2015 7:45 a.m. by Transport4chch

Temporary traffic management will be in place tonight,  Friday 13 February for the Crusaders v Rebels game at AMI Stadium, kickoff 7.35pm. Jack Hinton Drive will be closed from Twigger Street to Whiteleigh Avenue from 5.30pm to 10.30pm. Entry into Whiteleigh Avenue will be closed …

EVENT: Coast to Coast – Watch for competitors this weekend

EVENT: Coast to Coast – Watch for competitors this weekend

Friday, 13 February 2015 7:05 a.m. by Transport4chch

The iconic Coast to Coast event kicks off this morning (Friday 13 Feb) on the West Coast. Road users are asked to be aware of competitors who will be competing in this event which traverses a number of Canterbury roads …

Revitalised New Brighton envisaged

Revitalised New Brighton envisaged

Thursday, 12 February 2015 7:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

New restaurants, bars, a cinema and even a new road could be part of a revitalised New Brighton.

What do CERA do?

What do CERA do?

Thursday, 12 February 2015 4:23 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

If you didn’t know better you could assume CERA stood for the Canterbury Events and Recreation Authority. Right from the top the minister wants the vision for the rebuilt Christchurch to be the sports capital of the country right down to the operational public facing Facebook page which is home to giraffes and cricket.

Christchurch Convention Centre costs may escalate, says John Key

Christchurch Convention Centre costs may escalate, says John Key

Thursday, 12 February 2015 2:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

The cost of the planned Christchurch convention centre could escalate, says Prime Minister John Key.

EQC suboptimal and substandard - report

EQC 'suboptimal' and 'substandard' - report

Thursday, 12 February 2015 11:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

An independent report has found major failings in the way the Earthquake Commission handles its customers.

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015: Park Tce REOPENED

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015: Park Tce REOPENED

Thursday, 12 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Park Tce has been reopened following the conclusion of the ICC Cricket World Cup Opening Event which occurred last night (Thurs 12 Feb).  

Christchurch risks becoming a provincial backwater

Christchurch risks becoming a provincial backwater

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 4:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch needs to offer an exciting vision to retain young people and to attract the best and brightest. If the city sticks with the same old boring "business as usual" approach, it risks becoming a provincial backwater. It will lose its finest young people, and they won't be back.

INCIDENT: Buckleys Road – one lane past Eastgate

INCIDENT: Buckleys Road – one lane past Eastgate

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 11:37 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to a cable fault in the area, Buckleys Road has been reduced to one lane southbound past Eastgate Mall. This will be in place until Thursday morning 10am. Delays may be experienced in peak times – please allow some …

Community of the Sacred Name convent may be saved

Community of the Sacred Name convent may be saved

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 9:19 a.m. by MediaThePress

City councillors favour giving the owners of a heritage-listed former convent in central Christchurch a $950,000 grant to help save it.

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015: Park Tce CLOSED

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015: Park Tce CLOSED

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 7:25 a.m. by Transport4chch

Park Tce will be CLOSED from 11am TODAY until 2am Friday 13th Feb from Bealey Ave to Salisbury Street due to the Cricket World Cup Opening Event taking place tomorrow night. Northbound traffic – use Salisbury – Montreal Street. Southbound …

Groups to fight Victoria Square revamp

Groups to fight Victoria Square revamp

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 7:11 a.m. by MediaThePress

Heritage campaigners opposed to a plan to redesign Victoria Square in Christchurch are launching a No Need for Change campaign aimed at getting the multimillion-dollar redevelopment scrapped.

New Brighton to get $20m complex

New Brighton to get $20m complex

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 7:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

Auckland developers have announced plans to build a $20 million apartment and retail complex on New Brighton's waterfront.

$20m plan boost for suburb

$20m plan boost for suburb

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 11:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Auckland developers have announced plans to build a $20 million apartment and retail complex on New Brighton's waterfront.