News archive by Category

Showing items from the rebuild category - remove this filter?

A total of 4,842 items have been found which will be spread across 81 pages. You are currently on page 2
Central City Vision

Central City Vision

Sunday, 20 July 2014 11:37 p.m. by MediaCTV

Housing standards worry advocates

Housing standards worry advocates

Friday, 18 July 2014 10:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Several Filipino workers opened their doors to The Press this week.

CBD – Available Routes Map 18th July – 25th July

CBD – Available Routes Map 18th July – 25th July

Friday, 18 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

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

Building standards declining - experts

Building standards declining - experts

Friday, 18 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A skilled labour shortage, under-resourced building firms and rebuild deadline pressures are contributing to a decline in Christchurch building standards, industry experts warn.

Building standards declining - experts

Building standards declining - experts

Friday, 18 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A skilled labour shortage, under-resourced building firms and rebuild deadline pressures are contributing to a decline in Christchurch building standards, industry experts warn.

McCormacks Bay/Main Road Sumner new intersection opens eastbound

McCormacks Bay/Main Road Sumner new intersection opens eastbound

Thursday, 17 July 2014 5:12 p.m. by Transport4chch

The new McCormacks Bay Road / Main Road intersection opened to one-way traffic today (Thursday, 17 July). The intersection is only open to eastbound traffic initially, towards Redcliffs, due to wastewater works by SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan crews along McCormacks Bay …

Third stage of Western Corridor completed

Third stage of Western Corridor completed

Thursday, 17 July 2014 4:10 p.m. by Transport4chch

Motorists travelling along State Highway 1 to the west of Christchurch are enjoying better travel times with today’s (Thursday 17 July) completion of the third section of the Western Corridor upgrade.  

$107.5m to Lincoln University science rebuild

$107.5m to Lincoln University science rebuild

Thursday, 17 July 2014 2:17 p.m. by GovtBeehive


Central City – from Monday 21st July

Central City – from Monday 21st July

Thursday, 17 July 2014 12:50 p.m. by Transport4chch

New and noteworthy: Antigua Street one way northbound only between Moorhouse Ave and Halkett Street. Armagh Street westbound only between Barbadoes Street and Madras Street. Madras Street down to one lane from Tuam Street to Lichfield Street. Gloucester Street now two-way between …

Brighton saltwater pool may cost $20m

Brighton saltwater pool may cost $20m

Thursday, 17 July 2014 11:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council is going to seek out private sector companies who may be willing to work with it on developing a hot saltwater pool complex in New Brighton.

Breakfast seminar: design management

Breakfast seminar: design management

Thursday, 17 July 2014 9:59 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

We are delighted to announce our ‘Design management: Breaking down the silos’ breakfast seminar will now be held on Wednesday 6 August from 8.30am at Chateau on the Park, 189 Deans Avenue. The seminar will include a forum to present and discuss how the emerging role of the independent design manager is challenging traditional perspectives. There […]

Fewer rules to streamline projects

Fewer rules to streamline projects

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 11:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Fewer rules and a streamlined approach to residential development will make building and living in Christchurch's central city more appealing, the Government says.

Cera forks out $672k for info campaigns

Cera forks out $672k for 'info' campaigns

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 11:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has spent more than $317,000 on flashy videos promoting the central city rebuild in the last two years.

Signals out: Marshland/QEII intersection

Signals out: Marshland/QEII intersection

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 4:35 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that power is out at the Marshland/QEII Drive intersection. We advise to avoid this area if possible or drive safely and to expect delays.

Signals RESTORED: Marshland/QEII intersection

Signals RESTORED: Marshland/QEII intersection

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 4:35 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that power is has been restored to the Marshland/QEII Drive intersection and the traffic signals are now back working. Thanks for your patience.

Is Christchurch a doughnut or a fruitcake?

Is Christchurch a doughnut or a fruitcake?

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 10:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

Concern that Christchurch is becoming a doughnut city - growth ringing an empty centre - misses the point.

Vision for central city living released

Vision for central city living released

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 10:01 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The public is being invited to have its say on the vision for central city living in Christchurch.

Avoid the kneejerk rebuild

'Avoid the kneejerk rebuild'

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An outspoken architectural critic with first-hand experience of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans hopes Christchurch will avoid the "rear-view mirror" effect as it gets back on its feet.

Town hall not top priority - Dalziel

Town hall not top priority - Dalziel

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The $127.5 million restoration of the Christchurch Town Hall is not a top priority for the city council because of its limited finances, Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

UK input seen as vital for citys rebuild

UK input seen as vital for city's rebuild

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

The $30 billion rebuild of post-earthquake Christchurch will race ahead if local firms team up with British firms experienced in major construction projects such as the London 2012 Olympics and Heathrow Airport redevelopment, says a UK government minister.

CRASH CLEARED – Marshland/Prestons Road 2051hrs

CRASH CLEARED – Marshland/Prestons Road 2051hrs

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 8:50 p.m. by Transport4chch

The crash site on Marshland Road just north of the Prestons Road intersection has now been cleared. Two-way traffic is now restored on Marshland Road.

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works Restrictions – 16 July

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works Restrictions – 16 July

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 2:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

The New Zealand Transport Agency will be undertaking essential maintenance works  in the Lyttelton Tunnel between the hours of 8pm and 6am for one day on: 16 July The night-time works will place restrictions on traffic flows through the tunnel, …

Making a spectacle of Christchurch demos

Making a spectacle of Christchurch demos

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 11:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

More than 2,400 ideas for new Central Library designers

More than 2,400 ideas for new Central Library designers

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 9:47 a.m. by GovtCCC

Architects designing Christchurch’s New Central Library are not short of inspiration thanks to more than 2,400 ideas gathered during the six-week long campaign.

What would you fix first in Christchurch?

What would you fix first in Christchurch?

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 8:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Frequent flooding, never-ending road works and constant demolition - post-quake Christchurch can be a frustrating city to live in. 

Church has big vision for site

Church has big vision for site

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Majestic Church wants to build a chapel, auditorium, art studios, cafe, apartments and a multi-storey parking building on the former Cranmer Court site.

New Brighton Road one way only between Bassett & Stour Drive – DELAYED now Thurs 17th July

New Brighton Road one way only between Bassett & Stour Drive – DELAYED now Thurs 17th July

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 1:17 a.m. by Transport4chch

Now Starting Thursday 17th July. New Brighton Road will  only be open to eastbound road users between Bassett/Avondale roundabout to Stour Drive. Westbound road users will be detoured via Stour Drive – Vivian St – Reginald St. The one way …

Canterbury earthquake memorial

Canterbury earthquake memorial

Monday, 14 July 2014 12:00 p.m. by ArchitectureNow

Online registration is now open for those wanting to submit ideas for the formal memorial to the February 2011 Canterbury Earthquake – the first step in a three-stage process for choosing the memorial design.

Building upgrade underway for Christchurch Art Gallery

Building upgrade underway for Christchurch Art Gallery

Monday, 14 July 2014 10:22 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

A technology that allows a building to effectively “float” on its foundations during an earthquake is about to be applied to Christchurch Art Gallery.

Are you on the right road?

Are you on the right road?

Monday, 14 July 2014 8:07 a.m. by Transport4chch

Choosing which road to take in Christchurch can be challenging at times.  

Prestons Road West at Marshland Road – closure in place 6pm

Prestons Road West at Marshland Road – closure in place 6pm

Monday, 14 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

As part of the upgrade to the Marshland Road/Preston Road intersection, Prestons Road West will be closed tonight (Monday 14th July) from 6pm – 6am Tuesday 15 July. The work is a continuation of work which was started on Sunday …

Prestons Road West at Marshland Road – closure tonight 6pm

Prestons Road West at Marshland Road – closure tonight 6pm

Monday, 14 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

As part of the upgrade to the Marshland Road/Preston Road intersection, Prestons Road West will be closed tonight (Monday 14th July) from 6pm – 6am Tuesday 15 July. 

Building Consent troubles in Christchurch….. still…..

Building Consent troubles in Christchurch….. still…..

Sunday, 13 July 2014 12:25 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

So what is new in the life of the beleaguered High Street building owners? 

Site confirmed for Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Site confirmed for Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Saturday, 12 July 2014 12:58 p.m. by GovtCCDU

The formal memorial for the February 2011 Earthquake will be built on the edge of the Ōtākaro/Avon River, as announced by Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee, alongside Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Kaiwhakahaere for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Tā Mark Solomon.

Breezes Road – one-way for two months

Breezes Road – one-way for two months

Friday, 11 July 2014 12:36 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from today work installing vacuum waste water tanks will mean that Breezes Road between Lenton Street to Cuthberts road will be restricted to southbound traffic only. A detour for northbound traffic will be in place …

Introduction to an Accessible City

Introduction to an Accessible City

Friday, 11 July 2014 9:17 a.m. by GovtCCDU

The role of the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) in New Zealand is to lead the rebuild of Christchurch central. CCDU is part of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA). CCDU is delivering the vision in the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan for a distinctive, vibrant and green 21st century city. Find out more about us at

Prestons Road closures – Sunday 13 July

Prestons Road closures – Sunday 13 July

Friday, 11 July 2014 7:39 a.m. by Transport4chch

As part of the upgrade to the Marshland Road/Preston Road intersection, Preston Road will be closed in stages on Sunday 13 July.

Central City – from Monday 14th July

Central City – from Monday 14th July

Friday, 11 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

New: Peterborough Street between Madras Street and Manchester closed Open: Park Tce is open to two-way traffic from Kilmore Street to Armagh Street. Note: Bealey Ave eastbound down to two lanes from Manchester Street to Barbadoes Street Armagh Street one way …

CBD – Available Routes Map 12th July – 19th July

CBD – Available Routes Map 12th July – 19th July

Friday, 11 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Copies of this map can be found in the Wednesday edition of the Christchurch Star which is free from most service stations and supermarkets. Please …

Crusaders V Highlanders – AMI Stadium Sat 12 July – travel advisory

Crusaders V Highlanders – AMI Stadium Sat 12 July – travel advisory

Friday, 11 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Temporary traffic management will be in place on Saturday 12 July for the Crusaders v Highlanders game at AMI Stadium. Jack Hinton Drive will be closed from Twigger Street to Whiteleigh Avenue from 5.30pm to 10pm. Entry into Whiteleigh Avenue will be closed to vehicles from …

Labour: Quake rebuild costs could shift on to taxpayer

Labour: Quake rebuild costs could shift on to taxpayer

Thursday, 10 July 2014 3:26 p.m. by MediaHerald

In the latest of series of policy announcements for the quake-hit region which is shaping up as a key election battleground, Labour Leader David Cunliffe said a Government he led would be "committed to working alongside Christchurch's mayor and councillors to come up with a fair and sustainable solution to the city's ballooning debt, largely a consequence of a government imposed cost-sharing arrangement".

New building laws to corral cowboys

New building laws to corral cowboys

Thursday, 10 July 2014 3:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

New measures aimed at clamping down on shoddy builders will be imposed from next year.

Labour would axe earthquake authority

Labour would axe earthquake authority

Thursday, 10 July 2014 1:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority would be axed in 2016 if Labour is elected, party leader David Cunliffe says.

Christchurch $3000 job incentive nets 50

Christchurch $3000 job incentive nets 50

Thursday, 10 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Jobless in Wellington and with a $3000 carrot dangling, the lure of the south proved too tempting for Sam O'Carroll.

Urgent Night works Moorhouse Ave – 9th and 10th July 7pm – 6am

Urgent Night works Moorhouse Ave – 9th and 10th July 7pm – 6am

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 3:58 p.m. by Transport4chch

Due to a burst water main on Moorhouse Ave between Fitzgerald Ave and Ferry Road tonight and tomorrow night emergency work will take place to repair the main. 

Jim Anderton: Does this look like a ruin to you?

Jim Anderton: Does this look like a ruin to you?

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 9:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

 columnist Paul Little writes in his column , quite properly, about the catastrophic effect on the people of Christchurch of the two or three major earthquakes, not to mention the fourteen thousand aftershocks, that have shattered so many lives here over the last three years.

Town hall restoration on hold

Town hall restoration on hold

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 11:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council's uncertain financial position has led it to put the brakes on its multimillion-dollar project to restore the Christchurch's Town Hall.

Lost opportunities obvious

Lost opportunities obvious

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 10:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Speaking to a business audience yesterday, Christy, Waller, the managing director of Ebos, a large supplier of pharmaceutical and medical supplies, was talking about the lessons learned from 20 years running Ebos where he led 19 purchases of other businesses.

Government office cluster for city

Government office cluster for city

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 7:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Property developers are eyeing more deals to turn Christchurch's inner city "donut" into a golden triangle backed by Crown leases for office space, the Government says.

TFC map updated to show strategic route impacts only

TFC map updated to show strategic route impacts only

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

To improve the quality of information  being provided through the TransportforChristchurch website map, road works, road closures, events and incidents will now only be shown if they: Are on a strategic route* and Have or are likely to have an impact on …

Over $6m to fix South library

Over $6m to fix South library

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 6:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

Repairing the quake-damaged South Christchurch library and service centre will cost more than the original build, figures obtained by The Press show.

Costly fix for modern library

Costly fix for modern library

Monday, 7 July 2014 11:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Repairing the quake-damaged South Christchurch library and service centre will cost more than the original build, figures obtained by The Press show.

Gloucester Street closed between Colombo and Manchester

Gloucester Street closed between Colombo and Manchester

Monday, 7 July 2014 5:22 p.m. by Transport4chch

Gloucester Street has been closed between Colombo and Manchester Streets for repairs to a watermain which was hit earlier this afternoon by contractors. The duration of the closure is not known at this time.

Work begins on new Halswell Library and Community Facility

Work begins on new Halswell Library and Community Facility

Monday, 7 July 2014 3:30 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Madras Street closed today – 3pm – 5pm  – consider alternative routes

Madras Street closed today – 3pm – 5pm – consider alternative routes

Monday, 7 July 2014 3:06 p.m. by Transport4chch

The following roads will be closed today between 3pm – 5pm for the official visit of the Japanese Prime Minister Madras Street (between Lichfield and Worcester Streets) Hereford Street (between Latimer Square and 237 Hereford Street) Cashel Street (Liverpool St …

Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation announcement

Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation announcement

Monday, 7 July 2014 1:13 p.m. by GovtCCDU

Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation announcement - Minister Gerry Brownlee - 7 July 2014

1100 civil servants to move into CBD

1100 civil servants to move into CBD

Monday, 7 July 2014 12:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

More than 1000 government staff will work in central Christchurch by 2016, dispelling the notion of a ''doughnut effect'' in the city, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today.