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Canterbury landscape inspires New Central Library design

Canterbury landscape inspires New Central Library design

Thursday, 26 March 2015 6:16 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The design of Christchurch’s New Central Library in Cathedral Square was inspired by the Canterbury landscape and feedback from the public on what they wanted in the new building.

Riccarton Racecourse 600-home development a step closer

Riccarton Racecourse 600-home development a step closer

Thursday, 26 March 2015 11:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council will support plans to release land around Christchurch's Riccarton Racecourse for a major housing development.

ROADWORKS: Lane restrictions at Sparks/Halswell  UPDATED 26.3.15

ROADWORKS: Lane restrictions at Sparks/Halswell UPDATED 26.3.15

Thursday, 26 March 2015 10:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to a leaky valve at the intersection of Halswell Junction Rd, Halswell Rd and Sparks Rd, there is traffic management in place. 

ROADWORKS: Centaurus Rd-Roadworks next week-UPDATED

ROADWORKS: Centaurus Rd-Roadworks next week-UPDATED

Thursday, 26 March 2015 9:43 a.m. by Transport4chch

The traffic management for these works on Centaurus Road, between Palatine Terrace and Kowhai Terrace has been changed. Two way traffic will be maintained in the first week starting in the week of 30 April. From 7th April road users …

ROADWORKS: Centaurus Rd-Roadworks this week-UPDATED

ROADWORKS: Centaurus Rd-Roadworks this week-UPDATED

Thursday, 26 March 2015 9:43 a.m. by Transport4chch

The traffic management for these works on Centaurus Road, between Palatine Terrace and Kowhai Terrace has been changed. Two way traffic will be maintained in the first week starting in the week of 30 April. From 7th April road users …

ROADWORKS: Centaurus Rd-Roadworks 7th April

ROADWORKS: Centaurus Rd-Roadworks 7th April

Thursday, 26 March 2015 9:43 a.m. by Transport4chch

The traffic management for these works on Centaurus Road, between Palatine Terrace and Kowhai Terrace has been changed. Two way traffic will be maintained in the first week starting in the week of 30 March. From 7th April road users will …

Construction site look reflects rebirth - Vicki Buck

'Construction site' look reflects rebirth - Vicki Buck

Thursday, 26 March 2015 7:43 a.m. by MediaThePress

Deputy mayor Vicki Buck has rejected claims Christchurch looks like a "war zone", saying more recovery work is being done than people realise.

Rebuild man Victor Cattermole to quit NZ

Rebuild man Victor Cattermole to quit NZ

Thursday, 26 March 2015 7:10 a.m. by MediaThePress

Prominent Christchurch rebuild figure Victor Cattermole says he is leaving the city and the country because of continued challenges to his credibility.

Construction site look reflects rebirth, says Buck

'Construction site' look reflects rebirth, says Buck

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 11:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck has rejected claims Christchurch looks like a "war zone", saying more recovery work is being done than people realise.

New social housing builds under way in St Albans

New social housing builds under way in St Albans

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 2:55 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council is ploughing ahead with replacing its earthquake-damaged and red-zoned social housing, with three new developments under way in as many weeks.

Bus Interchange site time-lapse 2014-2015 - stage 3

Bus Interchange site time-lapse 2014-2015 - stage 3

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 12:05 p.m. by GovtCCDU

This time-lapse video shows construction of the future Bus Interchange.

INCIDENT: Traffic light outage – Linwood – NOW RESTORED

INCIDENT: Traffic light outage – Linwood – NOW RESTORED

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 10:21 a.m. by Transport4chch

These traffic lights are now working again.  

Lane restrictions at Halswell junction – Avoid the area

Lane restrictions at Halswell junction – Avoid the area

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 6:49 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to a leaky valve at the intersection of Halswell Junction Rd, Halswell Rd and Sparks Rd, there is no right-hand turn movement from Sparks Rd into Halswell Rd. 

ROADWORKS: Lane restrictions at Halswell junction

ROADWORKS: Lane restrictions at Halswell junction

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 6:49 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to a leaky valve at the intersection of Halswell Junction Rd, Halswell Rd and Sparks Rd, there is no right-hand turn movement from Sparks Rd into Halswell Rd. 

ROADWORKS: Lane & turn restrictions at Halswell junction

ROADWORKS: Lane & turn restrictions at Halswell junction

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 6:49 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to a leaky valve at the intersection of Halswell Junction Rd, Halswell Rd and Sparks Rd, there is no right-hand turn movement from Sparks Rd into Halswell Rd. A detour for those wanting to make that turn is posted. …

Fletchers to build Canterbury Universitys new science block

Fletchers to build Canterbury University's new science block

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:29 a.m. by MediaThePress

Fletcher Construction has won a multimillion-dollar project at the University of Canterbury, adding to its rebuild construction wins.

ROADWORKS: Centaurus Rd-Roadworks next week-expect delays

ROADWORKS: Centaurus Rd-Roadworks next week-expect delays

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 9:43 a.m. by Transport4chch

Roadworks on Centaurus Road between Palatine Terrace and St Martins Road will cause some delays for road users from next week, particularly during peak hours. Stop/Go traffic management will be implemented during peak hours with a traffic light system used …

REGIONAL SCIENCE AND INNOVATION CENTRE (RSIC) CONTRACT AWARDED

REGIONAL SCIENCE AND INNOVATION CENTRE (RSIC) CONTRACT AWARDED

Monday, 23 March 2015 1:48 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

The University of Canterbury has agreed to award a contract to Fletcher Construction to carry out the construction of stage one of its Regional Science and Innovation Centre (RSIC).

A stunning post-quake rebuild

A stunning post-quake rebuild

Monday, 23 March 2015 11:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

Daryl and Tara Hewitt's ultimate house is perched high on the hillside in Christchurch's seaside suburb of Redcliffs. The location, like the house, is spectacular. "They say you have to build four houses before you get it right," says Daryl, surveying House Number 4 with a satisfied gaze.

ROAD WORKS: Hagley Avenue and Grove Road starting Monday 23 March

ROAD WORKS: Hagley Avenue and Grove Road starting Monday 23 March

Monday, 23 March 2015 8:52 a.m. by Transport4chch

As part of  travel network changes, road surface reconstruction (removal and replacement) works will begin today 23 March at

ROADWORKS: Hagley Avenue and Grove Road starting Monday 23 March

ROADWORKS: Hagley Avenue and Grove Road starting Monday 23 March

Monday, 23 March 2015 8:52 a.m. by Transport4chch

As part of An Accessible City travel network changes, road surface reconstruction (removal and replacement) works will begin today 23 March at Grove Road / Moorhouse Avenue intersection and Hagley Avenue (between Moorhouse Avenue and St Asaph Street). Traffic will …

ROADWORKS: Hagley Avenue and Grove Road

ROADWORKS: Hagley Avenue and Grove Road

Monday, 23 March 2015 8:52 a.m. by Transport4chch

As part of An Accessible City travel network changes, road surface reconstruction (removal and replacement) works started on Monday March 23 at Grove Road / Moorhouse Avenue intersection and Hagley Avenue (between Moorhouse Avenue and St Asaph Street). Traffic will …

Roadworks big problem for small business

Roadworks big problem for small business

Saturday, 21 March 2015 9:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch sole trader Neil Hodgson says he has spent far too much of the last four years fighting the powers that be, trying to improve access to his retail frontages.

Pandey Hotel Corporation abandoned another hotel

Pandey Hotel Corporation 'abandoned another hotel'

Saturday, 21 March 2015 7:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Auckland company behind a derelict Christchurch hotel frequented by transients and prostitutes is known in Rotorua for abandoning another hotel property.

Christchurch housing struggle gets worse

Christchurch housing struggle gets worse

Friday, 20 March 2015 10:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch has almost as many homes as before the earthquakes but many residents are still struggling to afford housing.

Database snapshot of Christchurch tree coverage

Database snapshot of Christchurch tree coverage

Friday, 20 March 2015 10:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Ten of thousands of red-zone trees have been tagged and logged in a Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) database as it nears the end of its land-clearance project.

The Piano - Centre for Music and the Arts Build Underway

The Piano - Centre for Music and the Arts Build Underway

Friday, 20 March 2015 1:36 p.m. by ThePiano Popular

The construction of a new Centre for Music and the Arts in Christchurch is officially underway following a launch ceremony held at the neighbouring Isaac Theatre Royal on Monday 16 March. Sited at 156 Armagh St, in the heart of the Performing Arts Precinct, the centre is the result of collaboration and co-operation between Christchurch City Council, CERA, The Crown and the organisation formerly known as the Music Centre of Christchurch Trust, said board chairman Steve Jones.

EVENT: Le Race – Saturday 21 March – Watch for cyclists

EVENT: Le Race – Saturday 21 March – Watch for cyclists

Friday, 20 March 2015 1:01 p.m. by Transport4chch

Le Race 2015 will start from Cathedral Square. Between 6am – 8.30am Worchester St will be closed west of Colombo St to Chancery Lane. 

ROADWORKS: St Andrews Hill Road – CLOSED from 7pm Sun 22 March

ROADWORKS: St Andrews Hill Road – CLOSED from 7pm Sun 22 March

Friday, 20 March 2015 11:43 a.m. by Transport4chch

St Andrews Hill Road will be CLOSED from Main Road through to Te Awakura Terrace from 7pm on Sunday 22 March 2015 for approximately 2 months.

ROADWORKS: St Andrews Hill Road – CLOSED until late May

ROADWORKS: St Andrews Hill Road – CLOSED until late May

Friday, 20 March 2015 11:43 a.m. by Transport4chch

St Andrews Hill Road will be CLOSED from Main Road through to Te Awakura Terrace from 7pm on Sunday 22 March 2015 for approximately 2 months. The closure relates to the construction of a retaining wall and drainage and pavement …

CBD – Available Routes Map 27 March – 3 April

CBD – Available Routes Map 27 March – 3 April

Friday, 20 March 2015 10:15 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

ROADWORKS: Waltham Overbridge Monday 23 March

ROADWORKS: Waltham Overbridge Monday 23 March

Friday, 20 March 2015 8:23 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from Monday SCIRT  repair work will progress on the Waltham Overbridge. 

Building inspection failures delay consents

Building inspection failures delay consents

Thursday, 19 March 2015 11:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Consenting delays in Christchurch are being made worse by a nearly 50 per cent fail rate on building inspections, the city council says.

Chinese quake city could inspire Christchurch rebuild

Chinese quake city could inspire Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 19 March 2015 10:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

An earthquake-hit Chinese region wants to host Christchurch rebuild leaders and show them how it recovered from the disaster.

Yingxius cube of love heals quake wounds

Yingxiu's 'cube of love' heals quake wounds

Thursday, 19 March 2015 10:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

The town of Yingxiu in southwest China has a 10-metre high "cube of love". Inside is a sculpture of a tree with giant breasts protruding from its trunk and babies crawling up to suckle on them.

Enabling legislation for new housing development on Riccarton Racecourse

Enabling legislation for new housing development on Riccarton Racecourse

Thursday, 19 March 2015 11:05 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Special legislation is being proposed to amend the Christchurch Racecourse Reserve Act 1878 to enable a new housing development on Yaldhurst and Steadmans Roads in Riccarton, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

Student theatre may not be rebuilt

Student theatre may not be rebuilt

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 10:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Students are being asked what they want to replace the earthquake-damaged University of Canterbury Students' Association (UCSA) building.

Welcome to Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

Welcome to Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 5:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Rebuilding Christ Church Cathedral is not a compromise says Jim Anderton

Rebuilding Christ Church Cathedral is 'not a compromise' says Jim Anderton

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 1:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

A plan to rebuild the Christ Church Cathedral in wood means demolishing it first, says Jim Anderton.

EVENT: Christchurch City 2 Surf – Sunday March 22

EVENT: Christchurch City 2 Surf – Sunday March 22

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 12:20 p.m. by Transport4chch

The annual Christchurch City 2 Surf fun run will take place Sunday March 20 6am-1pm. Please plan ahead and expect multiple closures. 

Is Cera past its used-by date?

Is Cera past its used-by date?

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 10:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

Dust swirls in the nor'wester. Weeds flourish. They are all that does.

Is Cera past its use-by date?

Is Cera past its use-by date?

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 10:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

Dust swirls in the nor'wester. Weeds flourish. They are all that does.

Building costs expected to climb further

Building costs expected to climb further

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 9:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's construction costs, already the highest in the country, are expected to climb 6 per cent annually until at least the end of 2016.

Sir Miles Warren design may break four-year Christ Church Cathedral deadlock

Sir Miles Warren design may break four-year Christ Church Cathedral deadlock

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 7:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Anglican leaders are considering restoration options for the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral to break the legal deadlock over the historic building.

CTV News Story - Lyttelton Housing

CTV News Story - Lyttelton Housing

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 6:38 p.m. by MediaCTV

ROADWORKS: Halswell Junction & Sparks Rd night-time closures – DELAYED

ROADWORKS: Halswell Junction & Sparks Rd night-time closures – DELAYED

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 2:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

Due to unsuitable weather conditions, this work, which was to start Monday 16 March, has been delayed.  Updates will be provided here.  Halswell Junction Road and Sparks Road will be closed during night time hours (8pm – 7am) from tonight …

Council seeks feedback on Long Term Plan

Council seeks feedback on Long Term Plan

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 12:55 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured

Christchurch City Council today launched a six week campaign to get public feedback on its Long Term Plan.

Another $138 million for Christchurch schools

Another $138 million for Christchurch schools

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 11:46 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye say almost $140m is to be spent on the next wave of schools to be repaired and rebuilt in Christchurch.

Christchurch schools to get $138m for earthquake repairs

Christchurch schools to get $138m for earthquake repairs

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 11:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has approved $138 million funding for the next round of repairs of Christchurch schools.

Christchurch short-term housing response underway

Christchurch short-term housing response underway

Monday, 16 March 2015 1:09 p.m. by GovtBeehive Recommended

Vulnerable families and single people in need of housing in Christchurch will be better supported by a new short-term housing service, says Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett.

Helping bring the Ōtākaro back to life

Helping bring the Ōtākaro back to life

Monday, 16 March 2015 10:34 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

River restoration work as part of Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct project is nearing completion – ahead of programme. Project managed by Coffey, contractor City Care has removed more than 5,000 tonnes of liquefaction sediment between the bridges of Colombo and Barbadoes streets, with gravel cleaning and preparation of areas to accommodate planting. Aquatic scientists […]

ROADWORKS: DELAYED Halswell Junction & Sparks Rd night-time closures

ROADWORKS: DELAYED Halswell Junction & Sparks Rd night-time closures

Monday, 16 March 2015 9:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to unsuitable weather conditions, this work has been delayed.  It is anticipated if the weather improves it may go ahead tomorrow night, however, updates will be provided here. Halswell Junction Road and Sparks Road will be closed during night …

ROADWORKS: Halswell Junction & Sparks Rd night-time closures

ROADWORKS: Halswell Junction & Sparks Rd night-time closures

Monday, 16 March 2015 9:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Halswell Junction Road and Sparks Road will be closed during night time hours (8pm – 7am) from tonight (Monday 16 March) for approximately four nights for road resurfacing work. NOTE: The closures will be not be implemented at the same …

Slum landlord turns to legal accommodation

Slum landlord turns to legal accommodation

Friday, 13 March 2015 10:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch slum landlord Craig Skilling intends to go straight with a new accommodation business catering for mental health patients.

ROADWORKS: Colombo/Somerfield/Strickland Sts wastewater repair

ROADWORKS: Colombo/Somerfield/Strickland Sts wastewater repair

Friday, 13 March 2015 3:20 p.m. by Transport4chch

Sewer repairs effecting Colombo, Strickland and Somerfield streets are due to begin on Monday, March 16. Two way traffic will be maintained on Somerfield and Colombo streets, however turning restrictions will be in place. There will be no entry to …

CBD – Available Routes Map 13 March – 20 March

CBD – Available Routes Map 13 March – 20 March

Friday, 13 March 2015 10:15 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

CBD – Available Routes Map 20 March – 27 March

CBD – Available Routes Map 20 March – 27 March

Friday, 13 March 2015 10:15 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

Design begins on Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Design begins on Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Thursday, 12 March 2015 5:16 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

A milestone project for Christchurch's eastern suburbs is about to take shape, with Councillors today agreeing to proceed with the design of the Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre.

Final sign-off for New Brighton Centre Master Plan

Final sign-off for New Brighton Centre Master Plan

Thursday, 12 March 2015 2:57 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council today gave the final sign-off on the Master Plan for the recovery and redevelopment of New Brighton’s commercial centre.

ROADWORKS: Dyers Pass Road – Resealing work finished early – now open – 30km/h speed limit in place

ROADWORKS: Dyers Pass Road – Resealing work finished early – now open – 30km/h speed limit in place

Thursday, 12 March 2015 2:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Resealing work on Dyers Pass Road between Summit Road and Governors Bay Road has finished early and the road is now fully open.