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$10m development fund almost spent

$10m development fund almost spent

Saturday, 20 December 2014 9:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $10 million incentive fund encouraging developers to build residential units within Christchurch's four avenues is almost all gone.

Independent rebuild reviewer appointed

Independent rebuild reviewer appointed

Saturday, 20 December 2014 8:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

An independent reviewer has been tasked with looking into the rebuild work and costs related to Christchurch's earthquake-damaged horizontal infrastructure.

Organ music heard again at Knox Church

Organ music heard again at Knox Church

Friday, 19 December 2014 9:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

The sound of organ music has rung out from the Knox Presbyterian Church for the first time in more than four years.

Scarborough Paddling Pool to re-open

Scarborough Paddling Pool to re-open

Friday, 19 December 2014 3:47 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The rebuilt Scarborough Paddling Pool will re-open to the public tomorrow (Saturday 20 December).

CBD – Available Routes Map 19th December – 29th December

CBD – Available Routes Map 19th December – 29th December

Friday, 19 December 2014 12:58 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

Dyers Pass Road – now OPEN

Dyers Pass Road – now OPEN

Friday, 19 December 2014 7:38 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that Dyers Pass Road from the Colombo Street roundabout is now reopen. Thanks to all for their patience while the road closure was in place.

Affordable housing development agreement signed

Affordable housing development agreement signed

Thursday, 18 December 2014 3:17 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

The Government has signed a development agreement for the construction of 237 homes as part of its affordable housing project on an 11.5-hectare Crown-owned site in Christchurch, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

Council gets building consents accreditation

Council gets building consents accreditation

Thursday, 18 December 2014 1:54 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended

Christchurch City Council has been granted accreditation as a Building Consent Authority.

ROAD WORKS: Central City Update from December 19th

ROAD WORKS: Central City Update from December 19th

Thursday, 18 December 2014 10:28 a.m. by Transport4chch

Central City overview from Friday December 19th 

CTV News - Burwood Hospital Build

CTV News - Burwood Hospital Build

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 8:01 p.m. by MediaCTV

Burwood Hospital Build

Fitzgerald Avenue southbound closure Wed night 17 Dec

Fitzgerald Avenue southbound closure Wed night 17 Dec

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 7:16 a.m. by Transport4chch

Fitzgerald Avenue will be CLOSED to southbound traffic between Bealey Avenue and Kilmore Street from 7pm on the 17th of December. 

Desperate woman in EQC limbo

Desperate woman in EQC limbo

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 9:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Pamela Wilkinson will pen a letter to Prime Minister John Key before admitting "there's no hope left".

Unique house restored

Unique house restored

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 2:39 p.m. by FletcherEQR

University settles with insurers

University settles with insurers

Monday, 15 December 2014 5:25 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

The University of Canterbury has agreed to settle its insurance claims under the Universities NZ collective insurance policy arising out of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Thank you Christchurch

Thank you Christchurch

Monday, 15 December 2014 4:17 p.m. by SCIRT Featured Popular

Christchurch has been through a lot since the earthquakes. Here's a short video to say thanks.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Monday, 15 December 2014 3:59 p.m. by Transport4chch

The opening event for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be held in Christchurch on 12th Feburary 2015 at North Hagley Park. Check back here for all relevant transport and parking information for the event and subsequent games that …

Be a history maker with Arrow International

Be a history maker with Arrow International

Sunday, 14 December 2014 12:20 p.m. by ArrowInternational Popular

The scale of this project is unlike anything else. This is one of the largest construction projects in New Zealand's history. Arrow International is proud to be the delivery partner for Southern Response, a significant contributor in the rebuild of Canterbury, New Zealand 

CBD – Available Routes Map12th December – 17th December

CBD – Available Routes Map12th December – 17th December

Friday, 12 December 2014 1:30 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

Keeping on top of workflow

Keeping on top of workflow

Friday, 12 December 2014 12:54 p.m. by FletcherEQR

McKenzie and Willis façade in Christchurch to be preserved

McKenzie and Willis façade in Christchurch to be preserved

Friday, 12 December 2014 12:25 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The historic McKenzie and Willis building façade in Christchurch, which sits in the Innovation Precinct, will be saved in a deal brokered with local property investor Richard Peebles.

Wynyard Group announces new Christchurch building

Wynyard Group announces new Christchurch building

Friday, 12 December 2014 12:21 p.m. by PRNews

Wynyard Group announces new Christchurch building in Innovation Precinct

Next phase of Lyttelton Port recovery underway

Next phase of Lyttelton Port recovery underway

Friday, 12 December 2014 12:17 p.m. by GovtECAN

Environment Canterbury has confirmed that it has received the information it needs to proceed with developing a recovery plan for Lyttelton Port.

ROAD WORKS: Central City Update from December 12th

ROAD WORKS: Central City Update from December 12th

Friday, 12 December 2014 10:28 a.m. by Transport4chch

Central City overview from Friday December 12th  Road users are advised that road works and rebuild activity may cause delays within the central city. We advise road users to expect delays in peak hours. We recommend using Durham Street or Fitzgerald Ave for …

ROAD WORKS: Hospital Corner NIGHT WORKS Sunday – Friday

ROAD WORKS: Hospital Corner NIGHT WORKS Sunday – Friday

Thursday, 11 December 2014 3:15 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that the current work being undertaken at Hospital Corner will now take place at night from 7pm – 6am Sunday 14th December until Friday 19th December. This is to reduce the impact on traffic congestion while work by the …

EVENT: Rangiora Christmas Parade – Sunday 14  December

EVENT: Rangiora Christmas Parade – Sunday 14 December

Thursday, 11 December 2014 2:33 p.m. by Transport4chch

The following roads will be closed for the Rangiora Christmas Parade on Sunday 14 December.  Church St from George St to High St – 1pm to 4pm High St from Church St to Victoria St – 1pm to 3.30pm Victoria …

EVENT – New Brighton Christmas Parade – Saturday 13th

EVENT – New Brighton Christmas Parade – Saturday 13th

Thursday, 11 December 2014 2:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

The following road closures will be in place from 7am until 1pm for the New Brighton Christmas Parade on Saturday 13th December. Hawke St from Shaw Ave to Marine Parade; Seaview Rd from Hardy St to Marine Pde; (includes Brighton Mall) Shaw …

$50m complex at McKenzie and Willis site

$50m complex at McKenzie and Willis site

Thursday, 11 December 2014 12:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $50m complex of five buildings around courtyards and Melbourne-style laneways will be erected behind the historic McKenzie and Willis facade.

ROAD WORKS: Christmas Restrictions

ROAD WORKS: Christmas Restrictions

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 4:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

The Christchurch Transport Operations Centre  (CTOC) has placed a number of restrictions around roadworks which have an impact on traffic flows, public parking or pedestrian access in retail areas from this week. These restrictions will be lifted and normal traffic …

State Services boss apologises over Roger Sutton press conference

State Services boss apologises over Roger Sutton press conference

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 3:46 p.m. by MediaHerald

State Services boss Iain Rennie has apologised to public servants for holding a joint press conference with Roger Sutton to announce the disgraced former Canterbury Earthquake Recovery chief executive's resignation.Mr Rennie's presence...

Commissioner Rennie apologises for Sutton press conference

Commissioner Rennie apologises for Sutton press conference

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 3:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Iain Rennie, the embattled State Services Commissioner has finally apologised for his handling of the Roger Sutton resignation press conference, but insists he has no plans to resign.

Select Committee Recommendation on AvON Petition

Select Committee Recommendation on AvON Petition

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 9:42 a.m. by AvonOtakaro

In March 2012 Avon-Ōtākaro Network (AvON) presented a petition to Parliament with over eighteen thousand signatures. 

Church taking time to reflect

Church 'taking time to reflect'

Monday, 8 December 2014 8:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Majestic Church is going back to the drawing board with its plans for the CranmerCourts site.

EQC slated after asbestos inquiry

EQC slated after asbestos inquiry

Monday, 8 December 2014 8:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) failed to manage asbestos risks in earthquake home repairs, a report says.

CRASH – Road REOPENED – SH71 Lineside Road

CRASH – Road REOPENED – SH71 Lineside Road

Monday, 8 December 2014 2:48 p.m. by Transport4chch

SH 71( Lineside Road ) at Flaxton has been REOPENED following an earlier serious crash.  

CRASH – Road CLOSED – SH71 Lineside Road

CRASH – Road CLOSED – SH71 Lineside Road

Monday, 8 December 2014 2:33 p.m. by Transport4chch

SH 71( Lineside Road ) at Flaxton has been CLOSED due to a serious crash. A detour is in place via Mullcocks for northbound traffic. Southbound will be detoured further back off Southbrook Road – official detour yet to be …

ROAD WORKS: Dyers Pass Road Closure – now until 19th Dec

ROAD WORKS: Dyers Pass Road Closure – now until 19th Dec

Monday, 8 December 2014 7:44 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that Dyers Pass Road will remain closed for an extra week due to wastewater repairs.

Top brass tight-lipped over Sutton concerns

Top brass tight-lipped over Sutton concerns

Saturday, 6 December 2014 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

The State Services Commission is refusing to say what action if any was taken in response to concerns raised by senior Cera staff about former chief executive Roger Sutton's behaviour more than a week before an official complaint...

Christchurch stadium build pushed back to 2025

Christchurch stadium build pushed back to 2025

Saturday, 6 December 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch City councillors want construction of the city's new rugby stadium pushed out to 2025.

High-end apartments ready to take shape

High-end apartments ready to take shape

Friday, 5 December 2014 11:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

A planned apartment complex overlooking Hagley Park will be one of Christchurch's most exclusive residential projects, its developer says.

Built-wise cluster will change lives and save money

Built-wise cluster will change lives and save money

Friday, 5 December 2014 7:26 p.m. by PRNews Popular

By Bob Burnett

Council decision on proposed Financial Strategy

Council decision on proposed Financial Strategy

Friday, 5 December 2014 7:22 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured

Christchurch City Council is proposing to raise $550 million from Christchurch City Holdings Ltd (CCHL) and Council-owned trading organisations.

Support for Development Authority to fast track rebuild

Support for Development Authority to fast track rebuild

Friday, 5 December 2014 7:16 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council today agreed in principle to set up a Development Authority to speed up the rebuild and help attract private sector funding for major projects.

Boo! Christmas comes early for Context Architects in Christchurch

Boo! Christmas comes early for Context Architects in Christchurch

Friday, 5 December 2014 5:27 p.m. by Context

celebrated a busy rebuild year this week at a stunning new bar it designed in Christchurch’s burgeoning Victoria Street. With a speakeasy, American South vibe; Brett Gidden’s popular new Boo Radley’s bar hosted Context’s South Island Director Alisdair Daines, Director Stephen Voyle and clients and friends in acknowledging what has been a brilliant and demanding year for the practice in Christchurch. Credits for Context this year include designing four new major residentia ...

ROADING CHANGE: Tuam Street next change 5th January

ROADING CHANGE: Tuam Street next change 5th January

Friday, 5 December 2014 3:21 p.m. by Transport4chch

Changes to Tuam Street permanently are underway as part of the city transport changes. Tuam Street will be closed in stages starting from Colombo Street and when Tuam Street reopens from Durham Street to Hagley Ave it will be accessible to eastbound traffic …

EVENT: Kaiapoi Santa Parade – Sat 6th December

EVENT: Kaiapoi Santa Parade – Sat 6th December

Friday, 5 December 2014 12:52 p.m. by Transport4chch

Williams Street from Raven Quay to Ohoka Road will be CLOSED from 7.30am to 4pm for the Kaiapoi Santa Parade. As a result of the closure a number of bus routes will be affected and bus stops closed. Blue Line …

One week to have a say on sports hub

One week to have a say on sports hub

Friday, 5 December 2014 12:09 p.m. by GovtCCC

 

EVENT: South Island Wine and Food Festival – North Hagley Park 6th December

EVENT: South Island Wine and Food Festival – North Hagley Park 6th December

Friday, 5 December 2014 10:09 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that the South Island Wine and Food Festival takes place at North Hagley Park tomorrow 6th December. Gates open at 11.30am and the event ends at approximately 7pm. Best entrance to the North Hagley Park event …

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Metro Bus Timetable Changes from Monday 8th December

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Metro Bus Timetable Changes from Monday 8th December

Friday, 5 December 2014 9:26 a.m. by Transport4chch

On Monday 8th December Bus timetables for the Metro network change. Please visit www.metroinfo.co.nz to check bus routes and timetables to stay up to date.  

EVENT: Christchurch Santa Parade – Sunday 7th December

EVENT: Christchurch Santa Parade – Sunday 7th December

Friday, 5 December 2014 7:15 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that some roads in the Riccarton Area will either be closed or restricted for the Christchurch Santa Parade on Sunday 7th December. We suggest that those attending the parade or travelling through this area allow extra …

Christchurch Santa Parade – Sunday 7th December

Christchurch Santa Parade – Sunday 7th December

Friday, 5 December 2014 7:15 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that some roads in the Riccarton Area will either be closed or restricted for the Christchurch Santa Parade on Sunday 8 December. 

CBD – Available Routes Map 5th December – 12th December

CBD – Available Routes Map 5th December – 12th December

Friday, 5 December 2014 6:20 a.m. by Transport4chch

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

More than 6000 participate in Smart Choices campaign

More than 6000 participate in Smart Choices campaign

Thursday, 4 December 2014 7:25 p.m. by GovtCCC

More than 6000 people participated in the Christchurch City Council’s campaign to learn more about the city’s financial issues and its Long Term Plan.

Fendalton Road Roading works – Delays airport bound

Fendalton Road Roading works – Delays airport bound

Thursday, 4 December 2014 2:28 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that milling and paving road work is taking place on Fendalton Ave between the Fendalton/Idris/Straven Road and Fendalton/Clyde Road intersections. Reduced lanes are in place both directions on Thursday 4th December at these intersections until 4pm. Delays are …

Fendalton Road Roading works

Fendalton Road Roading works

Thursday, 4 December 2014 2:28 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that milling and paving road works are taking place on Fendalton Ave between the Fendalton/Idris/Straven Road and Fendalton/Clyde Road intersections. Road users are advised work will also take place on Friday 5th December with reduced lanes city bound in …

Central City Update from December 5th

Central City Update from December 5th

Thursday, 4 December 2014 2:14 p.m. by Transport4chch

Central City overview from Friday December 5th Road users are advised that road works and rebuild activity may cause delays within the central city. We advise road users to expect delays in peak hours, particularly on southbound routes. We recommend using …

ROAD WORKS: Central City Update from December 5th

ROAD WORKS: Central City Update from December 5th

Thursday, 4 December 2014 2:14 p.m. by Transport4chch

Central City overview from Friday December 5th Road users are advised that road works and rebuild activity may cause delays within the central city. We advise road users to expect delays in peak hours, particularly on southbound routes. We recommend using …

University of Canterbury signs substantial contract to redevelop engineering precinct

University of Canterbury signs substantial contract to redevelop engineering precinct

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 4:12 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury today signed a substantial contract with Hawkins Construction for the first major redevelopment of the campus’s engineering precinct in more than 40 years.

ROADING CHANGE: Tuam Street

ROADING CHANGE: Tuam Street

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 3:21 p.m. by Transport4chch

Changes to Tuam Street are underway as part of the city transport changes. Tuam Street will be closed in stages starting from Colombo Street and when Tuam Street reopens from Durham Street to Hagley Ave it will be accessible to eastbound traffic only. …

Forsyth Barr building to become Crowne Plaza Hotel

Forsyth Barr building to become Crowne Plaza Hotel

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 2:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's old Forsyth Barr building is to become the new Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Construction in Christchurch at record levels

Construction in Christchurch at record levels

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 2:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild may be slow but it should come as no surprise that construction in Christchurch is at record levels.