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Family feel to new central-city hotel

Family feel to new central-city hotel

Sunday, 26 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Couple with new baby still waiting for new home

Couple with new baby still waiting for new home

Sunday, 26 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Lance Morrison has a new baby but something is missing.

Dream for a builder now a nightmare

Dream for a builder now a nightmare

Saturday, 25 October 2014 10:11 a.m. by MediaThePress

Broken dreams and unpaid bills pave the road to Motunau Beach, where Joseph Van Roij's Fraemohs cabin sits opposite his grand unfinished home overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Convention centre might be white elephant

Convention centre might be white elephant

Saturday, 25 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Doubts over the location and economic viability of Christchurch's convention centre could result in the project being a "huge disaster", a designer says.

Students to bring life back into Arts centre

Students to bring life back into Arts centre

Friday, 24 October 2014 10:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hundreds of music students could soon bring new life to the Christchurch Arts Centre, and about half of the historic complex set to reopen by the middle of next year.

Centre might be white elephant

Centre might be white elephant

Friday, 24 October 2014 10:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Doubts over the location and economic viability of Christchurch's convention centre could result in the project being a "huge disaster", a designer says.

A picture of happiness

A picture of happiness

Friday, 24 October 2014 3:36 p.m. by FletcherEQR

Parking at Christchurch Hospital changing

Parking at Christchurch Hospital changing

Friday, 24 October 2014 3:29 p.m. by Transport4chch

To keep up to date with parking changes at Christchurch Hospital click here.

Victoria Square revamp to cost $7m

Victoria Square revamp to cost $7m

Friday, 24 October 2014 2:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $7 million revamp of Victoria Square will make the well-known landmark more event-friendly and reflect Christchurch's history, the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) says.

Ambitious 135k Christchurch trail from the air

Ambitious 135k Christchurch trail from the air

Friday, 24 October 2014 11:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

The plan is a 135km trail. It encircles Christchurch and is split up into eight distinct stages. The details are still to be settled and the project is subject to route approval and access permission.

Central City – from Monday 27th October

Central City – from Monday 27th October

Friday, 24 October 2014 11:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

New:  Durham Street – one lane from Conference to Salisbury Street Gloucester Street – now Open from Colombo Street to Oxford Tce Worcester Street - CLOSED east of Manchester Street St Asaph Street – one lane on approach to Madras Street …

CBD – Available Routes Map 24th October to the 31st October

CBD – Available Routes Map 24th October to the 31st October

Friday, 24 October 2014 11:00 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

Lincoln/Wrights Road – Major works this weekend DELAYS

Lincoln/Wrights Road – Major works this weekend DELAYS

Friday, 24 October 2014 8:39 a.m. by Transport4chch

Major intersection works will take place at the intersection of Lincoln and Wrights Road this weekend Saturday 24th October and Sunday 25th October. Reduced lanes city bound on Lincoln Road Reduced lanes southbound on Wrights Road on the approach to …

Innes Road between Mahars & Nancy closed to eastbound traffic – detour in place

Innes Road between Mahars & Nancy closed to eastbound traffic – detour in place

Thursday, 23 October 2014 1:29 p.m. by Transport4chch

Innes Road between Mahars Rd and Nancy Ave has been closed to eastbound traffic today (23 Oct) for urgent surface treatment. 

Summit Rd & Gebbies Pass Rd CLOSED for Targa Rally – Monday 27 Oct

Summit Rd & Gebbies Pass Rd CLOSED for Targa Rally – Monday 27 Oct

Thursday, 23 October 2014 1:07 p.m. by Transport4chch

The following closures will be in place to accommodate the Targa Rally on Monday 27 October from 12.15pm to 4.45pm.

Grandstand built for watching demolitions

Grandstand built for watching demolitions

Thursday, 23 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A mini and relocatable grandstand has been designed so people can observe "crowd-worthy" demolitions in comfort.

Watch a demolition from the grandstand

Watch a demolition from the grandstand

Thursday, 23 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A mini and relocatable grandstand has been designed so people can among other things observe "crowd-worthy" demolitions in comfort.

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 Popular

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 Popular

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.