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Colombo/Armagh intersection – from 18th August

Colombo/Armagh intersection – from 18th August

Monday, 18 August 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from the 18th August: Colombo Street will be northbound only between Gloucester and Armagh Street. Southbound on Colombo Street will be detoured via Cambridge Tce and Manchester Street. Alternative southbound routes: Durham Street and Manchester …

Hoteliers look at investment options

Hoteliers look at investment options

Sunday, 17 August 2014 1:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hoteliers are circling Christchurch and its planned new convention centre, some making decisions as to the best time to invest tens of millions in new accommodation.

The families Filipino workers leave behind

The families Filipino workers leave behind

Sunday, 17 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Manuelito Lavador drags a chair next to mine in the Christchurch construction company office.

Disneyfield river precinct underwhelms

'Disneyfield' river precinct underwhelms

Saturday, 16 August 2014 1:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

It must be galling to be giving away $100 million of public money and finding folk so apparently underwhelmed.

Hotel, lodge targets budget market

Hotel, lodge targets budget market

Saturday, 16 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A multimillion-dollar 52-room hotel and 96-bed backpacker lodge is planned for central Christchurch.

Chinese investors poised to help rebuild our city

Chinese investors poised to help rebuild our city

Saturday, 16 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A large wave of Chinese investment is headed for Christchurch, as billion-dollar entities do deals with locals to be part of the rebuild.

City needs visitor strategy

City needs 'visitor strategy'

Saturday, 16 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch lacks a visitor strategy and things for tourists to do, the city's port and airport chiefs say.

Update: Traffic signals out Buckleys/Linwood/Aldwins – drive with care

Update: Traffic signals out Buckleys/Linwood/Aldwins – drive with care

Friday, 15 August 2014 4:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

A crash this morning at the intersection of Buckleys/Linwood/Aldwins damaged the traffic signals. The traffic signals are out as a result and may not be repaired for some time. A temporary roundabout will be set up with single lane approaches …

Central City – from Monday 18th August

Central City – from Monday 18th August

Friday, 15 August 2014 2:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

New: Durham Street - down to one lane from Salisbury to Kilmore Street.   Antigua Street one way northbound only between Moorhouse Ave and St Asaph Street. Armagh Street westbound only between Barbadoes Street and Madras Street. Madras Street down to one lane from Tuam Street …

CBD – Available Routes Map 15th August – 23rd August

CBD – Available Routes Map 15th August – 23rd August

Friday, 15 August 2014 1:40 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    

Antony Gough reveals sneaky quake tactics

Antony Gough reveals sneaky quake tactics

Friday, 15 August 2014 12:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Antony Gough caused a fair amount of trouble for authorities after the February 2011 earthquake.

Rebuilding Christchurch with Deon Swiggs Newstalk ZB Interview

Rebuilding Christchurch with Deon Swiggs Newstalk ZB Interview

Thursday, 14 August 2014 8:59 p.m. by ChrisLynch Popular

Rebuilding Christchurch with Deon Swiggs and Chris Lynch 100.1FM

Consultation opens for two Central City Transport Projects

Consultation opens for two Central City Transport Projects

Thursday, 14 August 2014 5:17 p.m. by Transport4chch

Christchurch City Council is inviting feedback on two key transport projects, Hospital Corner early works and Hagley / Moorhouse Corner. 

Council to fund emergency housing project with City Mission

Council to fund emergency housing project with City Mission

Thursday, 14 August 2014 5:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council will help fund a collaborative project with Christchurch City Mission and the Government to address emergency housing needs in Canterbury.

Colombo/Armagh intersection – from 14th August

Colombo/Armagh intersection – from 14th August

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 4:27 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from the 14th August at the Armagh/Colombo intersection: Northbound on Colombo Street will be detoured via Gloucester Street, Oxford Tce, and Armagh Street. Southbound on Colombo Street will be detoured via Cambridge Tce and Manchester Street. …

UC reopens remediated and renamed Registry (Matariki) building

UC reopens remediated and renamed Registry (Matariki) building

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 12:39 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

UC staff are moving back into the fully-remediated Registry building, which has been renamed Matariki.

Community Committee talks heritage

Community Committee talks heritage

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:05 a.m. by GovtCCC

The Christchurch City Council’s Community Committee met today and considered a number of items including:  

Building places to soothe the spirit

Building places to soothe the spirit

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 9:10 a.m. by MediaThePress

More than three years after the big quakes, people are still not keen to go back into town. Some have never returned.

Serious Fraud Office probing rebuild fraud

Serious Fraud Office probing rebuild fraud

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has confirmed it is investigating three separate cases of alleged rebuild-related fraud in Christchurch.

Council holds out on church repair bid

Council holds out on church repair bid

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors are holding off giving the Anglican Church a grant to fix an old school building until they get more information about what its plans are for the other historic buildings it owns, including the Cathedral.

Who should pay for community centres?

Who should pay for community centres?

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 4:09 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council funding is not in good shape for the rebuild, or so we have been told, with a $900 million shortfall. 

Christchurch Quantity Surveyor Warns Homeowners to Beware

Christchurch Quantity Surveyor Warns Homeowners to Beware

Monday, 11 August 2014 4:27 p.m. by PRNews

Christchurch Quantity Surveyor Warns Homeowners to Beware

Construction begins on merged Lyttelton Primary School

Construction begins on merged Lyttelton Primary School

Monday, 11 August 2014 8:58 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Govt creatively accounting for rebuild

Govt 'creatively accounting' for rebuild

Monday, 11 August 2014 8:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

NZ First leader Winston Peters has accused the Government of deceit on the cost of the Christchurch rebuild and on foreign land ownership.

Builders face a litany of complaints

Builders face a litany of complaints

Saturday, 9 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Poor workmanship, broken promises, constantly changing staff, unpaid bills and lack of progress on new builds.

Centre precincts $500m price tag queried

Centre precinct's $500m price tag queried

Saturday, 9 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government will fund and own Christchurch's new convention centre, with private partners taking care of the surrounding precinct.

Bus detours 10th/11th August

Bus detours 10th/11th August

Friday, 8 August 2014 4:33 p.m. by Transport4chch

SUNDAY 10 AUGUST Road: Garlands Rd Route : 23 Hyde Park / Woolston Info: ​On Sunday night from 7pm onwards all buses travelling towards Woolston will detour away from Garlands Rd while road works are carried out. Buses will detour …

Outside the CBD – from Monday 11th August

Outside the CBD – from Monday 11th August

Friday, 8 August 2014 3:55 p.m. by Transport4chch

New Brighton Road – reopened to two-way traffic this week near the Avondale Bridge. Avonside Drive – closed between Stanmore Road and Linwood Ave. Linwood Ave – lane closed on Linwood Ave between Kidbrooke St and Dyers Road. The left-turning slip …

Stranges Lane opens in central city

Stranges Lane opens in central city

Friday, 8 August 2014 3:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Stranges Lane and its three new restaurants opened early this morning without a hitch - despite hail on the tables.�

Central City – from Monday 11th August

Central City – from Monday 11th August

Friday, 8 August 2014 2:49 p.m. by Transport4chch

New: Colombo Street – northbound only between Gloucester Street and Manchester Street.   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 …

CBD – Available Routes Map 8th August – 16th August

CBD – Available Routes Map 8th August – 16th August

Friday, 8 August 2014 1:40 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    

Convention centre will cost $500 million

Convention centre will cost $500 million

Friday, 8 August 2014 10:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

Taxpayers will contribute $284 million to the Christchurch Convention Centre due to open in 2017.

Convention Centre good news for tourism

Convention Centre good news for tourism

Friday, 8 August 2014 9:06 a.m. by TourismChCh

Website Map Changes

Website Map Changes

Friday, 8 August 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Recently changes were made to the TransportforChristchurch website map to show only road works, road closures, events and incidents if they: Are on a strategic route* and Have or are likely to have an impact on road users’ journeys (e.g. delays, …

Tired of waiting - Paulettes plea to the PM

'Tired of waiting' - Paulette's plea to the PM

Friday, 8 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Paulette Barr could see no end to wearing coats and beanies inside her cold, quake-damaged home, so she took her case to Prime Minister John Key.

Convention Centre Precinct announcement

Convention Centre Precinct announcement

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:37 p.m. by GovtCCDU

The preferred developer and operator for Christchurch’s new Convention Centre Precinct have been announced.

Convention centre plans unveiled

Convention centre plans unveiled

Thursday, 7 August 2014 2:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plenary Conventions, Ngai Tahu Property and Christchurch's Carter Group will design and build the convention centre, the Government has announced today.�

Convention Centre developer and operator revealed

Convention Centre developer and operator revealed

Thursday, 7 August 2014 2:08 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Forsyth Barr to become a hotel

Forsyth Barr to become a hotel

Thursday, 7 August 2014 10:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's tallest office tower has been sold and will become a major hotel.

An even longer wait: Rebuilds until 2017?

An even longer wait: Rebuilds until 2017?

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch homeowners could now be waiting until 2017 before their earthquake-damaged homes are rebuilt.

The real price to pay in the rebuild

The real price to pay in the rebuild

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

At first glance, the news that the Christchurch City Council has found another $400 million hole in its finances as it confronts the post-quake rebuild might not seem such a blow.

Quake damage upsets architect

Quake damage upsets architect

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Architect Patrick Sloan says to see Christchurch as a broken city after returning from China to join architecture practice Warren and Mahoney has been distressing.

Quake damage upsets architect

Quake damage upsets architect

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Architect Patrick Sloan says to see Christchurch as a broken city after returning from China to join architecture practice Warren and Mahoney has been distressing.

Christchurch Convention Centre Precinct concept design - Plenary Conventions New Zealand

Christchurch Convention Centre Precinct concept design - Plenary Conventions New Zealand

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 3:23 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Plenary Conventions New Zealand, a consortium of proven international infrastructure firm Plenary Group, and experienced local firms Ngāi Tahu Property and The Carter Group, has been selected as the preferred consortium for the master-planning and development stage of this very large project.

Mystery over Brownlees CCC audit review

Mystery over Brownlee's CCC audit review

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 2:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is dodging questions about a report it commissioned to review an audit of the Christchurch City Council's financial position.

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works Restrictions – 7 Aug

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works Restrictions – 7 Aug

Wednesday, 6 August 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: 7 August The night-time works will place restrictions on traffic flows through the tunnel, …

Rebuild drives national jobs growth

Rebuild drives national jobs growth

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 1:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch rebuild keeps fuelling the labour market, with the Canterbury unemployment rate plummeting to 2.8 per cent in the June quarter.

Base isolation technology rare in Christchurch

Base isolation technology rare in Christchurch

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 10:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch developers are shying away from using base isolation technology, which protects buildings against earthquake damage, as they seek to reduce costs.

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Settlements Top $12 Billion

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Settlements Top $12 Billion

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 10:27 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Insurance payouts for Canterbury earthquake claims has topped $12 billion, according to the Insurance Council of New Zealand.

Council implements accreditation plan

Council implements accreditation plan

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 2:48 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council is confident it can address concerns raised in a report by International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) on its building consent processes.

Christchurch - what we see and what we feel

Christchurch - what we see and what we feel

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 11:45 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Last week I asked a question on Facebook: What one word comes to mind right now when you think about Christchurch?

Traffic signals switched on at Marshland/Prestons Rd intersection

Traffic signals switched on at Marshland/Prestons Rd intersection

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 10:27 a.m. by Transport4chch

Traffic signals are now operational at the intersection of Marshland Road and Prestons Road following work to upgrade the intersection, including widening the roadway to accommodate more lanes.  

Hotspots spark fails to reignite

Hotspot's spark fails to reignite

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Sol Square is becoming a black hole in Christchurch's recovering central city.

Filipino carpenters rely on charity to get by

Filipino carpenters rely on charity to get by

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A group of Filipino carpenters recruited to work in Christchurch's rebuild had no work when they arrived and had to rely on charity to get by.

Lynched - Monday August 4

Lynched - Monday August 4

Monday, 4 August 2014 9:05 p.m. by ChrisLynch

Chopper aids difficult demolition

Chopper aids difficult demolition

Monday, 4 August 2014 3:58 p.m. by Media3News

 

Madras/St Asaph Street changes from Tuesday 5th August – DELAYS

Madras/St Asaph Street changes from Tuesday 5th August – DELAYS

Monday, 4 August 2014 1:45 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from tomorrow St Asaph Street will be down to one lane at the Colombo Street intersection.