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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.

New Brighton Road one way only between Bassett & Stour Drive – now starting week of 14 July

New Brighton Road one way only between Bassett & Stour Drive – now starting week of 14 July

Monday, 7 July 2014 11:13 a.m. by Transport4chch

This work has been delayed until the week of 14th 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 …

New Brighton Road one way only between Bassett & Stour Drive – starting week of 14 July

New Brighton Road one way only between Bassett & Stour Drive – starting week of 14 July

Monday, 7 July 2014 11:13 a.m. by Transport4chch

Starting in the week of 14th 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 …

Port Lyttelton - Now and the Plan

Port Lyttelton - Now and the Plan

Monday, 7 July 2014 9:46 a.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

This weekend we were lucky enough to be able to take a walk around the port to talk about the damage and the plans that are underway to rebuild.

Park Tce – now two-way between Kilmore and Armagh

Park Tce – now two-way between Kilmore and Armagh

Monday, 7 July 2014 7:34 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that Park Tce is now open to two-way traffic between Kilmore and Armagh Streets.

CTOC launching Twitter this week

CTOC launching Twitter this week

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

To keep pace with increasing social media use, the Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) is launching a trial twitter feed this week to help keep road users up-to-date on what’s happening on the roads. CTOC Traveller Information team leader, Sonia Pollard, …

CTOC Twitter launched

CTOC Twitter launched

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

To keep pace with increasing social media use, the Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) is trialing a twitter feed to help keep road users up-to-date on what’s happening on the roads. CTOC Traveller Information team leader, Sonia Pollard, says recent …

CTOC Twitter launched this week

CTOC Twitter launched this week

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

To keep pace with increasing social media use, the Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) is launching a trial twitter feed this week to help keep road users up-to-date on what’s happening on the roads. CTOC Traveller Information team leader, Sonia Pollard, …

Family funds aid Gough project

Family funds aid Gough project

Friday, 4 July 2014 11:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Property developer Antony Gough has raided his big brother's piggy bank to help fund The Terrace development in central Christchurch.

Implosion likely for police station

Implosion likely for police station

Friday, 4 July 2014 11:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's former police station may be brought down with explosives.

Mixed use tipped for old Press site

Mixed use tipped for old Press site

Friday, 4 July 2014 11:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

A mix of apartments, offices, shops and hospitality looks the most likely use for the old Press building site in Christchurch's Cathedral Square.

CTOC launching Twitter next week

CTOC launching Twitter next week

Friday, 4 July 2014 3:54 p.m. by Transport4chch

To keep pace with increasing social media use, the Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) is launching a trial twitter feed in the next week to help keep road users up-to-date on what’s happening on the roads.   

Montreal Street – Railway Crossing Closed SUNDAY

Montreal Street – Railway Crossing Closed SUNDAY

Friday, 4 July 2014 3:14 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that on Sunday 6th July from 7am until 7pm the railway crossing on Montreal Street between Brougham Street and Moorhouse Ave will be closed for repairs. While the closure is in place the following detours will …

The Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation initiative

The Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation initiative

Friday, 4 July 2014 2:44 p.m. by GovtCCDU

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 10 September 2013, the Crown has successfully negotiated with the private sector to tenant four developments in or in close proximity to the Retail Precinct, joining Inland Revenue which is already located there.

Insurers must stay the course on house repairs

Insurers must stay the course on house repairs

Friday, 4 July 2014 12:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

A Dispatch from the front line

A Dispatch from the front line

Friday, 4 July 2014 8:57 a.m. by SamFisher Featured Popular

This week I leave Southern Response after six months as Communication Manager. Since letting people know I've had questions from friends, acquaintances, media and a range of others on why, and what was wrong?  Southern Response weren’t overjoyed with me writing my thoughts here but stressed as an open organisation it was up to me.

Central City – from Monday 7th July

Central City – from Monday 7th July

Friday, 4 July 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Housing shortage may worsen

Housing shortage 'may worsen'

Friday, 4 July 2014 12:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's housing crisis may get worse before it gets better, Treasury officials have told the Government.

Labour stirs Christchurch heritage debate

Labour stirs Christchurch heritage debate

Thursday, 3 July 2014 12:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

It's time to remove the "extreme wartime powers" that allow the demolition of Christchurch Cathedral and other heritage buildings without public consultation, Labour says.

Avon River plans altered to avoid flooding

Avon River plans altered to avoid flooding

Thursday, 3 July 2014 10:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

Some elements of the design plans for the new Avon River precinct have been altered amid concerns they could exacerbate flooding problems in the city.

Tallest tower earmarked for hotel

Tallest tower earmarked for hotel

Thursday, 3 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Forsyth Barr House, Christchurch's tallest office tower, is under offer to a developer who wants to convert it to a hotel.

Victoria St up, High St struggling

Victoria St up, High St struggling

Thursday, 3 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

I've been in the process of setting up a new restaurant, which has moved my attention from Victoria to High St.

Migrant layoffs examined

Migrant layoffs examined

Thursday, 3 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has confirmed it is investigating Buildtech's redundancies of migrant staff.

Tallest tower earmarked for hotel

Tallest tower earmarked for hotel

Thursday, 3 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Forsyth Barr House, Christchurch's tallest office tower, is under offer to a developer who wants to convert it to a hotel.

New hospital building due in four years

New hospital building due in four years

Thursday, 3 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch Hospital will have a new 400-bed building by 2018 to meet an expected spike in demand, thanks to special legislation.

Cant take the city out of UniMed

Can't take the city out of UniMed

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 1:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Before the earthquakes, health insurer UniMed had its head office in a two-storey building on Gloucester St in central Christchurch.

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works Restrictions – 3 July

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works Restrictions – 3 July

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 11:58 a.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: 3 July The night-time works will place restrictions on traffic flows through the tunnel, …

Governors Bay Rd closure to over-dimension vehicles from Mon 14 July

Governors Bay Rd closure to over-dimension vehicles from Mon 14 July

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 11:54 a.m. by Transport4chch

From Monday 14th July Governors Bay Road from Dyers Pass Road to the Tunnel/Norwich Quay roundabout will be CLOSED to over-dimension (width and weight) vehicles Times/Duration: Monday 7am until Friday 6pm for approximately 5 weeks; Access for over-dimension vehicles (width and …

Kiwi designers need to think differently

Kiwi designers need to think differently

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 11:14 a.m. by MediaThePress

To create a sustainable future, Christchurch needs to create sustainable businesses. Like the wider New Zealand economy, it needs to depend on more than a temporary construction boom, the dairy industry, tourism and retail.

Solicitors standing up on the job

Solicitors standing up on the job

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 10:18 a.m. by Context

Partners at Christchurch legal firm Rhodes & Co. are standing up on the job in their sleek new post-earthquake offices. Celebrating their 130 anniversary this year, the firm has just moved into its Context Architects designed offices in the city’s emerging professional services quarter.

Tuam Street – now open

Tuam Street – now open

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 9:52 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that Tuam Street has now reopened between Colombo and Manchester Street to eastbound traffic. Tuam Street was previously closed here due to the demolition of a building and SCIRT works.    

Govt to move staff back into Christchurch

Govt to move staff back into Christchurch

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 9:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government will on Friday unveil plans to move 18 government departments and agencies into four new buildings in Cashel and Hereford Sts in Christchurch.